• Two arrested, third sought in car theft

    When a found backpack was turned into Oaks 7 Cinema just before midnight Sunday, employee Sheldon Davis thought it looked familiar. Upon closer inspection he discovered it was his and should have been in the backseat of his 1990 Subaru station wagon parked outside. When …

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  • Southside awarded $10K science grant – Enrollment up from last year

    SOUTHSIDE — Students at Southside Middle School will soon be getting their hands dirty in the name of science after the school recently received a $10,000 grant from The Monsanto Fund to purchase 25 Google Chromebook computers and two research-based module kits to be shared …

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  • Final dog bath/dip of year set

    The Humane Society of Independence County is having its final dog bath/dip and vaccination clinic of the year Saturday. The bath/dip will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Donations will be accepted. The vaccination clinic will begin at 10. Dr. Nanci Solis will be …

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  • Early voting nears in school elections

    Early voting in the annual school board elections will begin Tuesday and continue until noon Sept. 15. All schools in Independence County have agreed to have early voting since there are no contested races or millage changes, County Clerk Tracey Mitchell said, and no voting …

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  • Library to discuss strategic plan

    The Independence County Library Board will meet at 4 p.m. Thursday in the Citizens Bank Annex at 285 E. College St. Agenda items include continued discussion of the library’s strategic plan and activities. Meetings are open to the public.

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  • EHC to host fundraiser

    The Extension Homemaker Club will host a lunch fundraiser 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday at Extension Office located at 1770 Myers St. Lunch will include a pulled pork sandwich, coleslaw, beans, chips and cookies for $7. Lunches are available for pick up and deliveries …

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  • Dutch oven class offered at Ozark Folk Center State Park

    MOUNTAIN VIEW — A Dutch oven cooking class will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 13 at Ozark Folk Center State Park. Participants will learn to cook over a fire using this traditional cast iron oven on legs. Instructor Josh Epperson has …

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  • New AA meetings announced

    Alcoholics Anonymous meetings are from 6:30 to 7 a.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, located at 424 E. Main St. in Batesville. For more information call (870) 793-2203 or visit www.aa.org. Alcoholics Anonymous is an international fellowship of men and women …

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  • Long to celebrate 90th birthday

    Myrtle H. Long will celebrate her 90th birthday with a reception from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at First Community Bank Community Room, located at the corner of St. Louis and Harrison streets in Batesville. Long was born Sept. 5, 1924, to John Henry Cleveland …

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  • News Of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on March 27, 1995.

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  • Couple wins Imagination Events’ dream wedding

    When her boyfriend didn’t pop the question after a year of dating, it was Elizabeth Woodruff’s bubble that burst. Finally, he did, and now Woodruff and her fiance, Stephen Anderson, have been announced as the winners of the Imaginations Events wedding giveaway. Both are Batesville …

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  • Turning 110

    Theodore Roosevelt was president. Cy Young was pitching a perfect game. Orville and Wilbur Wright were making headlines. Andrew Carneige donated $1.5 million for a peace palace. The Pope forbade low-cut dresses in the presence of churchmen. The St. Louis police department looked into fingerprints …

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