• Honor Roll – Melbourne High

    MELBOURNE — The students listed below made the honor roll for the second semester of the 2013-14 school year at Melbourne High School, according to a news release: Seventh: all A’s — Madison Barnett, Sarah Campbell, Justus Cooper, Hannah Curtis, Brittney Dudra, Adam Johnson, Amethyst …

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  • Ask A Master Gardener: Repelling deer, growing artichokes, field phlox, zinnias

    The deer love my vegetable and flower garden. Any suggestions to keep them at bay (other than the obvious)? Aside from the many gadgets readily available, there are numerous natural ways that work for some gardeners. Using human hair, soap flakes, and plants that deer …

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  • Couple married 63 years, dies two days apart

    When Snodie Ferguson went into the nursing home, husband Dick wasn’t far behind. “Mammaw went in, papaw went right in after,” their granddaughter Lauren Conn said. “He didn’t know what to do with himself, without her.” Together, at Mountain Meadows nursing home in Southside they …

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  • Multi-purpose building dedication bring graduates home

    CHARLOTTE — Looking out at a crowd of more than 600 people Saturday evening, John 3:16 Ministries director Bryan Tuggle found a Bible verse that summed up the new multi-purpose building: “Jesus looked at them and said, ‘With man this is impossible, but with God …

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  • Board OKs gym repairs

    What Batesville school maintenance staff thought would consist of giving the Sulphur Rock Magnet Elementary gym bathrooms a fresh look will instead require repair after a sinking foundation was discovered. The Batesville School Board on Monday night voted to repair the gym bathroom floor at …

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  • Son accused of hitting mother in face

    A son upset that he could not get a tractor running reportedly took his frustration out on his mother. When Independence County Sheriff’s Deputy Bobby Woods was called to 1563 Thida Road he spoke with Lou Harwood who said her son Donald was upset over …

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  • Old Independence to host Shaker program

    Shaker furniture and religion will be the topics at Old Independence Regional Museum at 2 p.m. Sunday. These subjects have direct connection to two Batesville people, according to a news release. Mike West and Twyla Wright will present a program that focuses on these two …

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  • Antioch Road now open

    EVENING SHADE — The Sharp County Road Department has announced that Antioch Road  west of Evening Shade at the Bird Creek Road low-water crossing is now open after the completion of bridge work.

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Jan. 11, 1995.

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  • Weekend Events

    Friday • Red Cross blood drive, Harps Food Store, 1740 Batesville Blvd., 2-6 p.m. Call (800) RED-CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit redcrossblood.org. • Batesville Moose Lodge ladies’ night, (members and guests), 750 Brewer Hill Road, 6 p.m. Call (870) 793-9902 or visit www.facebook.com/batesvillemoose.lodge. • Fox Creek BBQ, music featuring …

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  • Club News

    United Daughters of the Confederacy The Albert Sidney Johnston Chapter No. 135, United Daughters of the Confederacy, held its May meeting at Citizens Bank Ramsey Mountain Branch Office in Batesville. The meeting was called to order by Kay Southerland, vice president, who introduced guests and …

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  • Honor Rolls – Southside High, Mount Pleasant Elementary

    Southside High SOUTHSIDE — The students listed below made the honor roll for the second semester of the 2013-14 school year at Southside High School, according to a news release: Ninth: all A’s — Sydney Bates, Alison Crawford, Thalia Cruz, Taylor Dale, Emery Davis, Seanna …

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