• Lyon College plans ‘Festival of Lessons and Carols’

    Lyon College will host its annual “Festival of Lessons and Carols” at 4 p.m. Sunday at the Christian Science Society of Batesville at College and 18th streets, according to a news release. The program will use the traditional English format of nine Christmas carols and …

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  • Simply Southern to host benefit concert

    The Simply Southern Play House music theater will present a free concert Saturday and accept donations for the Angel Tree programs of United Way of Independence County and Izard County Department of Human Services, according to a news release. The “Making Some Noise for Christmas …

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  • Ozark Foothills Literacy Project Bingo Bash set for Wednesday

    The Ozark Foothills Literacy Project will hold a Bingo Bash from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at First United Methodist Church, located at 615 E. Main St. in Batesville. Bingo cards are $2 each. For discounted advance tickets at $25 for 15 rounds of bingo, …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on June 24, 1994.

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  • Students make All-Region Choir; concerts planned

    BROCKWELL — Five students at Izard County High School in Brockwell have been named to the All Region Choir, according to a news release. Students selected were Davis Norton, Deshia Fuller, Lucas Smith, April McCoy and MaKayla Gross. Choir director is Chelsea Phillips. “I commend …

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  • Club News

    United Daughters of the Confederacy The Albert Sidney Johnston Chapter #135, United Daughters of the Confederacy, held its November meeting in the Citizens Bank Annex. Kay Southerland, chapter vice president, welcomed members and called the meeting to order, in the absence of president Sherrie Stagner. After …

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  • UACCB works with area schools

    About 460 students from Southside, Cave City, Batesville, Midland, Hillcrest, Concord and Cedar Ridge school districts have been getting the college experience Fridays at the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville. The UACCB enrollment center is partnering with area schools to help prepare seniors …

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  • Brockwell students win at chess

    BROCKWELL — The Izard County Junior High Chess Team at Brockwell recently received the third-place trophy at a regional tournament, according to a news release. The team of Patrick King, Cody Workman, Leea Tuck and Seth McCurley won 12 matches and had one draw to …

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  • Living nativity to be presented

    SEARCY — First Assembly of God in Searcy will host a drive-through living nativity spectacular, according to a news release. “Families and church groups travel from all over Arkansas and adjoining states to experience a cast of over 200 volunteers, exotic animals, and hand-crafted scenery,” …

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  • Wallace Stanley Jr.

    HIGHLAND — Wallace Jackson Stanley Jr., 73, of Highland, died Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013, in Batesville. The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Friendship Baptist Church in Highland with Mike Stanley, Micaiah Stanley, Brad Banks and David Kelley officiating. Burial will be in …

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  • Ronald Runsick

    ASH FLAT — Ronald Dean Runsick, 49, of Ash Flat died Friday, Nov. 29, 2013, in a Batesville hospital. Born July 13, 1964, in Batesville, he was the son of Gene Edward and Evelyn Sue Branscum Runsick. He was a store manager of Steven’s Nutrition …

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  • Enos Nicholas Jr.

    NEWARK — Enos R. Nicholas Jr., 89, of Newark died Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013, in Missouri. Born July 3, 1924, in Strawberry, he was the son of Enos R. Nicholas Sr. and Ollie Terry Nicholas. He was a 1942 graduate of Newark High School. He …

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