• Church to host special guests

    Men from Renewal Ranch will sing, give testimonies and proclaim the message of Christ from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Sunday at Mount Zion Baptist Church. Renewal Ranch is home to 35 to 50 men recovering from drug addictions. Following the service a barbecue meal will …

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  • Sweepstakes scam reported

    MELBOURNE — At least two individuals in Izard County have been contacted by someone claiming to be from Publishers Clearing House stating that the individuals have won large sums of money, according to a report from Sheriff Tate Lawrence. “The scammers direct the individuals to …

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  • ‘Grandmother’s Gadgets’ to be exhibited at Jacksonport

    NEWPORT — Jacksonport State Park’s newest courthouse exhibit, “Grandmother’s Gadgets,” will have its opening from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday. The exhibit features the technology of the early 20th century and adds a modern twist combined with hands-on activities. Staff from the Arkansas History Commission, …

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  • Rockabilly Boogiefest returns to ASU

    JONESBORO — The second Rockabilly Boogiefest, a benefit concert sponsored by Arkansas State University Museum, will be at 6 p.m. Saturday in the Military Science Building, located at 1921 Aggie Road in Jonesboro. The talent lineup will be Sonny Burgess and the Legendary Pacers, Charlie …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Sept. 21, 1994.

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  • ASU Symphonic Winds, Concert Band to perform in Jonesboro

    JONESBORO — The Arkansas State University Symphonic Winds and Concert Band will perform in concert at 7:30 tonight in Fowler Center, Riceland Hall, located at 201 Olympic Drive in Jonesboro. The conductor for Symphonic Winds is Dr. Sarah Labovitz, assistant professor of music. Conductor for …

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  • Four national organizations team up for conservation

    MEMPHIS — Four of the nation’s largest wild bird conservation organizations have joined forces to ensure that wild bird habitat conservation and their shared hunting heritage remain strong for generations to come. Leaders of Ducks Unlimited, the National Wild Turkey Federation, Pheasants Forever and Quail …

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  • UA recognizes fall graduates

    FAYETTEVILLE — Several local University of Arkansas students have been recognized for their academic achievements during the 2013 fall semester. Area students who graduated from the UofA at the end of the 2013 summer or 2013 fall semester include: Batesville — Christopher Carter, bachelor of …

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  • State spelling bee is Saturday in Conway

    CONWAY — The best spellers in the state will compete in the Arkansas State Spelling Bee with the first round of competition beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday in Reynolds Performance Hall on the University of Central Arkansas campus in Conway. The Arkansas State Spelling Bee …

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  • VFW names student contest winners

    The Veterans of Foreign Wars has announced area winners of its annual Patriot’s Pen and Voice of Democracy contests, according to a news release. The VFW holds the essay contest for junior high students and the speech competition for students in ninth through 12th grades. …

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  • HOF seeks nominees for Senior Arkansans

    Nominees for induction into the Senior Arkansans Hall of Fame are being sought now through April 1 by the Department of Human Services Division of Aging and Adult Services. This marks the 21st year of the event, and there are currently 64 seniors in the …

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  • Adventurer gave details about Arkansas backwoods

    When young German adventurer Friedrich Gerstacker visited Arkansas between 1837 and 1843, he came through Oil Trough and Batesville during some real happening times. He marveled at the immense canebrakes in the Oil Trough bottoms, which were full of bears, and enjoyed bear hunting. Not …

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