• Retired teachers to meet

    Independence County Retired Teachers will meet at noon Monday at First Community Bank in Batesville. Mary Alice Hughes will be present to discuss Medicare and other insurance issues. Sandwiches and drinks will be provided. Attendees may bring chips and desserts. For more information call Alice …

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  • Annexed property to be zoned

    The Batesville City Council will meet at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at city hall to consider zoning for a recent annexation. Economic Director Larry Jones will present an update, and the council will make some reappointments to boards. The agenda also includes reports from Public Works …

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  • Sharp justices to hear reports

    ASH FLAT — The Sharp County Quorum Court will meet at 6 p.m. Monday in the main courtroom in the county courthouse in Ash Flat to review reports from elected officials, according to an agenda for the regular monthly session. Sheriff Mark Counts’ report will …

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  • Revival set to start Sunday

    BETHESDA — New Hope Presbyterian Church will hold a revival at 7 p.m. Sunday through Tuesday. Garland Skidmore will bring the message. The church is located on Highway 106 in Bethesda. The event is open to the public.

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  • Clothing giveaway is Saturday

    A community outreach clothing giveaway is held from 12:30 to 4 p.m. each second Saturday at Grace Communion Fellowship, located at 790 Allen Chapel Road. The church requests no vendors.

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  • Bring generations closer on Grandparents Day

    Research shows children need four to six involved, caring adults to fully develop emotionally and socially. Grandparents can play a vital role in today’s families. To build closer bonds across the generations in the family, try a Generations Scrapbook or Did You Ever game, or …

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  • A Glance at Days Gone By

      This photo from Allen Wright’s birthday party, probably in the spring of 1932, was taken beside the Independence Hall building near Sidney and College streets. Identifications are as follows: Front row (from left) Donald Weigart, Don Andrews in front, Jim Barnett directly behind Andrews, …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on March 30, 1993. 95 YEARS AGO A total of 15 cars of freight were shipped out from Pfeiffer Monday, consisting of stone riprap, manganese ore and cedar posts. Joe Pfeiffer said that for the next …

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  • Arrest made in chair assault

    As the suspect in a domestic assault incident Thursday night, a Newark man was arrested as he exited a neighborhood convenience store, according to Independence County Deputy Michael Darr. William C. Bullard, 25, of Ninth Street was jailed after he allegedly struck his wife with …

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  • Cave City’s report to public set for Sept. 24

    CAVE CITY — During its August meeting, the Cave City School Board set the date for the district’s annual public meeting for Sept. 24, said Superintendent Steven Green. The time is tentatively set for 7 p.m. In other business the directors adopted the academic standards …

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  • Water board to hear reports

    SOUTHSIDE — The Southside Public Water Authority board will meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the authority’s office at 1401 Batesville Blvd. to hear several reports, said Manager John Richardson. On tap are August water and wastewater financial reports, an August system totals report, a …

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  • Possessed? Part II – Jail nurse: Woman’s eyes were ‘pure demon evil’

    Editor’s note: This story contains material that some readers might find disturbing. Previously: In 1994, a woman, whose name has been withheld, was arrested for starting fires in Mountain View. At the time, the city was unable to house female prisoners and she was brought …

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