• Fire burns landmark ‘majestic’ Hot Springs hotel

    HOT SPRINGS (AP) — Firefighters were battling a stubborn blaze Friday at an abandoned hotel in Hot Springs that has stood as a city landmark for more than 130 years. The fire broke out Thursday evening at the Majestic Hotel near Bathhouse Row downtown. The …

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  • Quail Valley Church of Christ plans gospel meeting

    The Church of Christ in Quail Valley will have its spring gospel meeting at 7 p.m. Sunday through Wednesday. The preacher will be Brett Hogland of Blue Springs, Mo. For a complete list of topics or for more information, visit www.qvcoc.com or call (870) 793-6700 …

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  • Area musicians to gather

    Area musicians will gather at 7 p.m. Monday in the Community Room of First Community Bank, located at the corner of St. Louis and Harrison streets in Batesville. Those who play accordion, button box, harmonica, guitar, keyboard, banjo, autoharp and other instruments as well as …

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  • Needle works club slates meeting

    The River Valley Needle Works Project Club will meet at 6 p.m. Monday at the Independence County Cooperative Extension office, located at 1770 Meyers St. in Batesville. The meeting is open to anyone who would like to learn to knit or crochet as well as …

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  • Junior livestock entries sought

    MELBOURNE — Online entries for the Spring Junior Livestock Show will open Saturday and close March 31. Junior exhibitors from Cleburne, Fulton, Independence, Izard, Sharp, Stone and Van Buren counties are eligible to enter beef cattle, goats and horses. The schedule and a complete listing …

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  • Suze Orman’s financial show to air on AETN

    CONWAY — “Suze Orman’s Financial Solutions for You” will air at 9 a.m. Saturday on the Arkansas Educational Television Network. Orman focuses on helping individuals find financial solutions that fit their situations. Her advice is based not only on numbers but it is also grounded …

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  • Entries being accepted for PBS Kids’ writers contest

    CONWAY — The Arkansas Educational Television Network is accepting entries for the PBS KIDS Writers Contest now through April 4. The contest is a national initiative designed to promote the advancement of children’s literacy skills through hands-on, active learning, according to a news release. The …

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  • ‘The Fantasticks’ to be performed at ASU-MH

    MOUNTAIN HOME — “The Fantasticks” will be performed at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Arkansas State University at Mountain Home. This musical is the world’s longest-running production of any kind. It is a tale of young lovers who become disillusioned only to discover a more mature, …

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  • Volunteers seeking members

    BULL SHOALS — The Bull Shoals-White River State Park Volunteer Group is seeking new members. Anyone interested in sharing with others their love of the Ozarks’ history, culture and natural resources is welcome. Volunteer opportunities include lake cruise captains, first mates, powerhouse tour guides and …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Sept. 22, 1994.

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  • Lawmakers weigh limits on Medicaid sign-up

    LITTLE ROCK — A proposal to limit the time when low-income Arkansans can sign up for coverage under the state’s compromise Medicaid expansion may be key to breaking a legislative deadlock over the future of the nationally-watched program, lawmakers said Thursday. Some opponents of Arkansas’ …

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  • Pattie Prince

    DYERSBURG, Tenn. — Pattie Lu Fortner Prince, 65, of Dyersburg, Tenn., formerly of Cave City, died Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014, in Dyersburg. Born Aug. 14, 1948, in Memphis, she was the daughter of Pinkie and Mary Martha Jacobs Fortner. She was a homemaker and was …

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