• CPR class offered

    The Heartsaver cardiopulmonary resuscitation and first aid class will be offered from 6 to 10 p.m. Monday at Vital Link ambulance service, located at 1033 EMS Drive in Batesville. The fee of $40 covers the textbook and CPR card. Call (870) 793-3351 to register.

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  • Maple Springs hosts revival

    ROSIE — Maple Springs Missionary Baptist Church will have a revival at 7 p.m. Monday through Wednesday. Eddie Wyatt will be the evangelist. The church is located at 4225 Newport Road in Rosie. The event is open to the public.

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  • National Park Radio, Cutthroat Trout to perform at ASU-MH

    MOUNTAIN HOME — Arkansas State University in Mountain Home has announced its 2013-14 Arvest Concert Series to be held in the Vada Sheid Community Development Center on the campus. National Park Radio and Cutthroat Trout will perform at 4 p.m. Sunday. National Park Radio is …

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  • Prescribed burn dates set

    JACKSONPORT — Jacksonport State Park will have a controlled prescribed burn on one of the following days: Oct. 22, 23 or 24, depending on the weather. The park will be planting numerous native wildflower seeds, and the burn will create the best environment for the …

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  • Hallums, Smith featured in Gaston Lecture Series

    MOUNTAIN HOME — The 2013-14 Gaston Lecture Series at Arkansas State University in Mountain Home will feature two authors with personal stories to tell. At 7 p.m. Tuesday, Roy Hallums, author of “Buried Alive: The True Story of Kidnapping, Captivity and a Dramatic Rescue,” will …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on May 11, 1994.

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  • Cemetery only thing left of town

    CHARLOTTE — Walnut Grove in Independence County was once a thriving community on the Southwest Trail, sometimes called the Old Military Road, that bisected Arkansas diagonally from northeast to southwest, but now it’s little more than a dot on a map. Walden’s Store and the …

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  • A Glance at Days Gone By

    Walden’s store (top photo), with a vehicle in front of it and a dog ambling toward the camera, and the Walnut Grove School were two buildings in the once-thriving community of Walnut Grove east of Batesville.      

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  • Time to taper Halloween celebrations in schools

    Principal Orlando Taylor believed he was doing the right thing last week when he sent a letter home announcing to parents that Halloween celebrations will be banned this year at Inglewood Elementary School. But Taylor underestimated how many parents in Towamencin Township, Pennsylvania are emotionally …

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  • Bye-bye, Miss American Pie

    Each day I watch as the ideals and morals that this country were founded on fade away. What the founders and veterans of this country worked so hard for and died for is now being squandered by their spoiled grandchildren who don’t appreciate it and …

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  • Meet Your Local Firefighter

    Brandon Magness Batesville Fire Department 11 years of service   Family members: wife, Danna; daughter, Avery Church affiliation: Compass Church Favorite things to do on days off: Barbecue competitions; hunt How long and why and I wanted to be firefighter: Since I was 17, to help …

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  • Veteran character actor Ed Lauter dies

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Veteran character actor Ed Lauter, whose long, angular face and stern bearing made him an instantly recognizable figure in scores of movies and TV shows during a career that stretched across five decades, died Wednesday. He was 74. Lauter died of …

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