• Club News

    United Daughters of the Confederacy The April meeting of the Albert Sidney Johnston Chapter #135, United Daughters of the Confederacy, was held in the Old Independence Regional Museum in Batesville. President Sherrie Stagner welcomed members and called the meeting to order at noon, after a sandwich …

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  • Area pioneer photographer subject of Chronicle article

    The Independence County Historical Society is seeking information for an article on Joe Robert Lewis; better known as J.R. or Joe Lewis. He was born in 1870 to Dr. Samuel M. and Margaret Lewis of near Evening Shade, and died in 1954 in Batesville. Dr. …

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  • A Glance at Days Gone By

    J.R. Lewis, wearing his trademark bow-tie and seated near the center of this 1937 picture, will be featured in an upcoming issue of the Independence County Chronicle, according to Nancy Britton, editor. The picture was made during a Lewis-Marlin Family Reunion at the J.R. and …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Nov. 24, 1993.

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  • Sheffield wins Daisy Award

    Ruthie Sheffield, a registered nurse in White River Medical Center’s Recuperative Care Unit, has been chosen as the most recent recipient of the Daisy Award for Extraordinary Nurses. “I was very humbled and feel extremely blessed to have received this award,” said Sheffield, who has …

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  • Board OKs architect plans

    MELBOURNE — In a special meeting Wednesday the Melbourne School Board agreed to move forward with plans to hire an architect to draw plans for a 7,000-square-foot addition to a multipurpose field house at the high school campus. The addition would include turf and lighting …

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  • HSIC workers attend seminar

    Sue Augustus, Stacey Britton, Bev Finch, Lynn Makarick, Pam Glover and Kristy Harrison recently represented the Humane Society of Independence County in Batesville at a one-day workshop in Branson, Mo., presented by Petfinder, the online database of adoptable pets. The workshop was hosted by Shepherd …

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  • Cave City officials discuss cleanup report

    CAVE CITY — Due to questions about what to do with “E-waste” (electronic waste)  since those items were not accepted during Cave City’s spring cleanup, city officials have decided to schedule an E-waste drop-off, said city finance manager/recorder Krystal Schreiner. With the assistance of White …

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  • Wolf Hollow incorporates

    One local conservationist is starting to see the rewards of his hard work. James Gage, owner and program manager of Wolf Hollow of Arkansas, has recently incorporated the entity as a nonprofit company. Wolf Hollow is a sanctuary that provides captive wolves with comfortable, stimulating …

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  • Hundreds expected at 9th annual event

    SOUTHSIDE — “The King” is set to join Batesville’s own Mark Martin Saturday for the ninth annual Mark Martin Fan Appreciation Day at Mark Martin Ford and Museum south of Batesville. Richard Petty, nicknamed “The King” for winning the Daytona 500 and the NASCAR national …

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  • 1 caught, 1 still at large

    ASH FLAT — A foot chase ensued Monday after Sharp County Deputy Trint Milligan clocked a vehicle he was meeting on U.S. Highway 167 just south of Evening Shade and it was doing 82 miles per hour in a 55-mph zone, said Sheriff Mark Counts. …

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  • Man charged for threats to neighbors

    Calling 911 and later threatening to kill his neighbors and police officers landed a Batesville man in jail Wednesday. Officer Shay Moore was dispatched to 2165 Case St. after 51-year-old Genio Corley Sr. called numerous times saying his neighbors were dealing drugs in front of …

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