• Filings continue for May primary

    Filings for the May 20 primary election continue, but as of this morning no races in Independence County have formed, according to the clerk’s office. Filings as of this morning include: Justice of the Peace District 4 — Ron Webb, Democrat JP District 6 — …

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  • Lyon welcomes global health expert

    Lyon College will host the Dr. Elizabeth Higgs Convocation at 7:30 p.m. Thursday in Nucor Auditorium. Higgs will be speaking about several areas of her work with an emphasis throughout her lecture on the interdisciplinary nature of global health, according to a news release. “She …

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  • UACCB RN program partners with ATU BSN program

    The University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville and Arkansas Tech University have entered into an agreement to assist the registered nurse (RN) graduates at UACCB in completing a bachelor of science in nursing degree at ATU. It is the intent of both schools to …

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  • Autism/Asperger’s group to meet

    The Autism/Asperger’s Activity Group for ages 18 to 30 will meet from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday at Network of Community Options, located at 710 S. St. Louis St. in Batesville. Those attending should bring an item for a snack potluck, their own drink and …

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  • Love’s Closet open Saturday

    Ruddell Hill Baptist Church will have its used clothing giveaway, called Love’s Closet, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. The church is located at 805 Bethesda Road.

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  • Jamestown UMC to host supper

    JAMESTOWN — Jamestown United Methodist Church will have its 10th Annual Chili Supper from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday. The cost is $5 for all-you-can-eat chili with dessert and a drink. Hot dogs and soup are also available. Dine-in and carry-out meals will be available. …

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  • Pen, watch show announced

    NORTH LITTLE ROCK — The 2014 Arkansas Pen and Watch Show will be from noon to 7 p.m. Friday and from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday at Wyndham Riverfront Hotel in North Little Rock. Vendors from around the country will have new and vintage …

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  • Suet bird feeder class offered

    JONESBORO — Forrest L. Wood Crowley’s Ridge Nature Center will demonstrate how to make a suet bird feeder from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Saturday. A suet feeder provides an excellent energy source for birds and offers hours of bird watching enjoyment, a news release states. …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Sept. 19, 1994.

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  • Former local resident’s work featured in NY theater fest

    MANHATTAN — The New York Musical Theatre Festival has announced the 2014 Next Link Project musicals for its 11th annual festival and a Batesville playwright is among 10 winners selected to participate. This year’s festival is July 7-27 in Manhattan. The Next Link Project is …

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  • Lyon names students to Dean’s List

    Lyon College has named 75 students to its Dean’s List in recognition of their academic achievement during the fall 2013 semester. Students must attain a 3.75 grade-point-average or higher while taking a minimum of 12 hours in a semester to be placed on the Dean’s …

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  • UA-Fort Smith names graduates

    FORT SMITH — The University of Arkansas-Fort Smith has released the list of students receiving degrees and certificates during the fall 2013 semester and the second summer term ending last August. Conferred were the bachelor of applied science, bachelor of arts, bachelor of business administration, …

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