• Gourd artist to be featured

    ASH FLAT — The guest artist of the month at the Ash Flat Library is Phyllis Gatewood, a former schoolteacher and real estate broker, now retired, said advisory board member Ina Gill. “Gatewood has done oil painting since 1975. Her art education started in grade …

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  • Club News

    Daughters of the American Revolution The Independence County Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, held its April meeting in the Rider Room, First Community Bank. President Anne Moore welcomed members and guests. The Pledge of Allegiance to the flag of the United States of America …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Nov. 2, 1993.

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  • Millage increases defeated

    When all the votes were counted Tuesday night, the majority of citizens making up the Batesville and Cedar Ridge school districts made it clear that an increase in property taxes was not for them. Both districts in Independence County sought millage increases, in light of …

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  • Stepfather pleads guilty to chaining girl

    ASH FLAT — A packed courtroom was on hand Tuesday morning, but before jury selection got under way the stepfather accused of chaining his stepdaughter to the bed entered a plea.

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  • Gas $1.84 in Batesville for one day

    The line for $1.84 a gallon gasoline at a local gas station began at 11:45 a.m. Tuesday when Barbara Rorie of Southside ate an early lunch and then pulled her car into place to await the 1 p.m. start time. Rorie said she had just …

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  • Sex offender arrested in storage shed

    After living in the storage shed of a Newark couple for nearly a month, a Michigan man was arrested Tuesday for failing to register as a Level 3 sex offender. Independence County Sheriff’s Lt. Mike Mundy said Stephanie Kulish came to the sheriff’s office Tuesday …

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  • Main Street jewelry store burglarized

    An alarm at 3:15 this morning sent police to Thompson’s Jewelry on Main Street where they found the front door shattered. After checking the building to make sure no one was hiding inside, Deputy Aaron Moody said he noticed a glass display case had been …

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  • Arrest made in theft cases

    Police have arrested Martin Pizanowski, 36, of Cave City on charges of theft by receiving after he was reportedly found to be in possession of numerous items stolen from several residences in the past month, according to a court affidavit. Independence County Sheriff’s Investigator Shane …

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  • Homes may be razed for future Habitat projects

    Habitat for Humanity may be getting a couple more building lots in Batesville. Tuesday night, Mayor Rick Elumbaugh announced at the city council meeting that Citizens Bank has donated two homes on lots at the intersection of Charles and Bayou streets in west Batesville, and …

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  • Revenues down, up in Sharp County

    ASH FLAT — Revenues for the first quarter in Sharp County are about $20,000 lower than anticipated, but 1-cent sales tax revenues for January, collected this month, are up about $2,090, County Judge Larry Brown told quorum court members Monday. “Most of the variance comes …

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  • Solicitors may be regulated

    Knock, knock. It might be vacuums, it might be cleaners, it might be cosmetics — but if the seller doesn’t have a permit, he or she could be peddling their wares illegally, if a new city ordinance passes. The Independence County Sheriff’s Office says it …

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