• Radio Club hosts Hamfest

    SOUTHSIDE — The Batesville Area Radio Club will hold its annual Hamfest at 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday at Southside Middle School cafeteria. Admission is free. A $5 fee will be charged to vendors selling radios or related equipment. Vendor tables are available on a first-come, …

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  • White River Baptist to hold 75th anniversary celebration

    OIL TROUGH — White River Baptist Church, located on Rose Lane in Oil Trough, will celebrate its 75th anniversary on Oct. 19. The schedule is: 10 a.m., Sunday school; 10:45, worship; noon, potluck; afternoon, singing, fellowship and sharing of memories. The event is open to …

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  • ‘Wolf Walk’ to be held at Newark Elementary

    NEWARK — Newark Elementary will hold its annual “Wolf Walk” fundraiser beginning at 8:05 a.m. Oct. 20-31 at the school with proceeds going to help those who suffer from dyslexia. Teacher Cindy Paarman will kick off the event by speaking at 7:45 a.m. After teachers …

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  • Musicians, singers to gather

    Amateur and part-time musicians and singers will gather at 7 p.m. Oct. 20 in the Community Room of First Community Bank, located at the corner of St. Louis and Harrison streets in Batesville. Folk, country, gospel and other types of music will be performed. Listeners …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on May 10, 1995.

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  • Fiber to Fashion set for Saturday at folk center

    MOUNTAIN VIEW — Fiber to Fashion will be held Saturday at the Ozark Folk Center State Park in Mountain View. The Spinning and Weaving Shop will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. demonstrating yard being spun and cloth woven. In the Clothier Shop, …

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  • Board sets annual report

    CUSHMAN — The Batesville School Board will meet at 5:30 p.m. Monday at its White River Academy campus at Cushman. Agenda items include the district’s annual report to the public, recognitions, a transportation report and bid approval for a fire alarm system at the Sulphur …

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  • Web Drury Adams

    The late Drury Adams: A Batesville icon

    When Drury Adams met you, he never forgot you. Now, the town Adams called home for more than 50 years is remembering a man who never met a stranger but to many epitomized the meaning of community spirit and living by the Golden Rule. Longtime …

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  • Boxcar left on shoulder

    A railroad boxcar that fell off a trailer onto the edge of the highway on a Ramsey Mountain curve Sept. 23 is still there. But after eight hours of hard work Wednesday by wrecker and crane crews, it’s now about 200 yards south of its …

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  • Streetscape changes under way

    The downtown streetscape has drawn a lot of comments from public and officials, but there is some activity there right now. “This week you will start to see some of those (orange poles) disappear,” promised Bob Carius with the Main Street Batesville organization. “The traffic …

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  • Mounted Patrol up, running

    It’s taken 7 1/2 years, but the Independence County Sheriff’s Department now has a Mounted Patrol division. The concept of a local volunteer mounted (horseback) search and rescue team goes back to mid June 2007 when the idea was introduced to the sheriff’s department by …

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  • Inmate attempts sucide

    An inmate with a noose around his neck jumped just as a jailer was walking into his cell and he was taken to the hospital for observation. The incident occurred around 5:45 p.m. Tuesday at the Independence county jail, according to the report. Officer Jason …

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