• St. John-Palmer reunion planned

    The St. John-Palmer reunion will be from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at FutureFuel Park. A potluck will be served. Door prizes will be given away. Those attending are asked to bring their photo albums.

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  • Jackson County Rubber Duck Race is Saturday

    NEWPORT — The seventh annual Jackson County Rubber Duck Race, benefitting the March of Dimes, will be Saturday with the ducks going in the water at noon. Participants will purchase tickets whose numbers correspond to hundreds of rubber ducks that will be launched into the …

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  • Lighthouse Apostolic sets revival

    SOUTHSIDE — Lighthouse Apostolic Church will have revival services at 10:30 a.m. Sunday and at 7:30 p.m. Monday and Tuesday. Evangelist is Brian Laster. The church is located at 1701 Batesville Blvd. in Southside, across from Mountain Meadows nursing home.

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  • Operation Christmas Child project to begin

    JUDSONIA — Churches and volunteers will host their first kickoff event of the fall season for Operation Christmas Child, a project that fills shoeboxes with toys, school supplies and hygiene items for needy children overseas. The event will be held at 5 p.m. Saturday at …

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  • Oak Bluff alumni meeting announced

    The 11th annual Oak Bluff alumni meeting will be Saturday in the Oak Bluff Community Center, located at 380 Oak Bluff Road. Registration will begin at 10 a.m. The general session and picture taking will be at 11:30. A potluck will be served at noon. …

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  • EHC holds Sew with Cotton contest

    The 2013 Sew with Cotton Contest will be at 7 p.m. Monday at the Independence County Farm Bureau Office in Batesville. Youth 14 to 19 and adults 19 and older are welcome to participate. The three categories include Cotton Dress, Cotton Sportswear/School Wear and Cotton …

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  • ‘Stuart Little’ comes to ASU-MH

    MOUNTAIN HOME — Dallas Children’s Theater will present E.B. White’s classic story, “Stuart Little,” at 2 p.m. Sunday at The Sheid on the Arkansas State University-Mountain Home campus. Meet the Littles. They’re a typical American family living in New York City. Their eldest son, George, …

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  • Couple to celebrate diamond anniversary

                      DESHA — Willis and Joy Ash of Desha will commemorate their 60th wedding anniversary Saturday with a private celebration. Joy Pruden and Willis Ash were married Oct. 4, 1953, in California with Richard Collins officiating. Mr. …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on April 27, 1994.

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  • Guard collecting for FVP

    It’s a time for giving and receiving at the Batesville Daily Guard. As a way of giving back to the community, the Guard is asking for donations to help Family Violence Prevention in Batesville. During the months of October and November, those who bring in …

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  • Ozarka receives donation for cultural outing

    MELBOURNE — The Jenkins, Byler and Roller Family Foundation Inc. of Little Rock recently donated $3,000 to the Ozarka College Foundation to allow students an opportunity to visit the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville. “Understanding and appreciating cultural diversity are crucial skills …

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  • A Glance at Days Gone By

    In early September of 1950, construction was well under way on this barn on the University of Arkansas Livestock & Forestry Research Station west of Batesville. The barn, with its large laminated rafters, was completed the following month. Current resident director Don Hubbell said two …

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