• VBS offered at Newark

    NEWARK — Newark Southern Baptist Church will have vacation Bible school from 6 to 8:15 p.m. July 21 through 25. This year’s theme is “Investigation Destination.” Classes will be held for nursery age through youth. The event is open to the public. For more information …

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  • Parkinson’s support group to meet

    The White River Area Parkinson’s Disease Support Group will have its regular monthly meeting at 1:30 p.m. Monday in the Citizens Bank Annex Building, located on College Avenue in Batesville. The meeting is open to all patients, caregivers, family and friends. For more information call …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Feb. 8, 1995.

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  • Steel-N-Country to perform

    HARDY — The Steel-N-Country Band will perform at 6:30 p.m. Saturday at Hardy Junction Music Hall, located at Highways 62-412 in Hardy. Admission is by donation at the door. The hat will be passed for the band at the break.

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  • Men’s breakfast is Sunday

    MOUNT PLEASANT — Barren Fork Church holds a free men’s breakfast and fellowship at 7 a.m. every third Sunday. The church is located on Barren Fork Road in Mount Pleasant.

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  • Church holds Bible series

    The Church of Christ at Quail Valley will have its annual Summer Bible Series from 7 to 8:15 p.m. Monday through July 25. The theme is God’s plan for the family. Classes will be held for ages 2 and up, including adults. The church is …

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  • A Glance at Days Gone By

    The annual Cave City School Alumni Reunion will be held Aug. 9 in conjunction with the annual Cave City Watermelon Festival. The reunion will be in the Cave City Middle School Cafeteria. All former students, teachers and their families are invited to attend. Lunch will …

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  • Family raising money for mother

    They were high school sweethearts, have been married for 20 years and have four sons, but the seemingly fairy-tale life all but shattered in 2011. Chris Stump and his wife, Tracy, heard the words no one wants to hear — cancer. Tracy was diagnosed with …

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  • Stone County escapee caught sleeping

    Shane Lee Mitchell wasn’t on the lam long before he was captured sleeping in a chair. The Independence County Sheriff’s Office learned Mitchell had escaped from the Stone County jail Wednesday afternoon and that he might be in the area. Officer John Carroll said he …

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  • Biker eludes police

    A police-motorcycle chase that started in downtown Batesville ended in a ditch near Desha Tuesday night. Around 10 p.m. Independence County deputies Jeff Adams and Gene Davis were on Central Avenue and within a few blocks of each other when they spotted a Suzuki motorcycle …

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  • Weekend Events

    Weekend events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Friday, July 18 – Sunday, July 20, 2014.

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  • Thousands flock to fair

    Thousands flocked to the Independence County Fair Wednesday and the weather couldn’t have been nicer. Cooler temperatures brought in 3,695 people, up from last year’s attendance of 3,055, according to officials. The night was jammed packed with plenty of entertainment including the Independence County Fair …

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