• Letters to Santa

    NEWARK — Newark Elementary first-graders in Deena Bruce’s class share with the Guard their letters to Santa.   Dear Santa, I will leve cookies. I wont a book. I wont a elf. I made a tree. I love snow flake. I will git milke. I …

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  • Two expelled for distributing

    CAVE CITY — Two Cave City Middle School students, ages 12 and 14, were recently expelled for the remainder of the current school term for distributing the drug hydrocodone on campus, said Superintendent Steven Green. The action was taken during the Dec. 10 regular school …

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  • Fire destroys home in Newark

    NEWARK — Dallas Underwood and Meagan Pennington may not have the Christmas presents they planned to give on Tuesday but have what they consider the greatest gift of all — each other and their children — after a fire destroyed their home in Newark Sunday …

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  • Board discusses security

    NEWARK — The Cedar Ridge School Board Tuesday discussed the safety and security of students and reviewed the district’s crisis plan. Several suggestions were provided to help improve the plan currently in place and S & S Security has been contacted to schedule a walkthrough …

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  • Toy Ride

    This group of local bikers, led by Paul “Thirsty” Cranfill (seated on motorcycle) raised approximately $400 cash, along with food/clothing items and toys for underprivileged children in Independence County recently. Cranfill said it usually takes 90 days or so to put together a drive but …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on July 16, 1993.

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  • Midnight mass planned

    St. Mary’s Catholic Church at 3800 Harrison St., Batesville, will hold a midnight mass and a traditional bilingual mass at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Christmas Day. Fr. Dhanraj Narla will preside. The event is open to the public.

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  • Jackson Co. businesses provide Christmas gifts to 47 children

    NEWPORT — Several children in the Jackson County foster care system will have Christmas gifts because of the efforts of Sherri Meatte, business office director at Harris Hospital in Newport, and several other volunteers and contributors. Early this month the Division of Children and Family …

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  • Christmas Joy

    Seven-month-old Aubree Elise Shaw will have her first Christmas far, far from home and facing a serious operation that hopefully will allow her to celebrate many more Christmas Days. Aubree, the daughter of Derrick and Audra Shaw of Springdale, has many relatives in and around …

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  • Gambling ring nets four arrests

    Four people have been put behind bars after being charged Tuesday with operating a gambling house in a nearly vacant strip mall in the Southside area. Arrested in the case were William Graveline, 39, of 230 Edgar Road, listed on business documents as the owner …

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  • Man stabbed

    No clear motive has been determined for a fight that left a man stabbed on Skylark Street near Southside late Thursday evening. Deputy Phillip Pickett with the Independence County Sheriff’s Office said he was dispatched to the Brad Allen Langle residence just before 5 p.m. …

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  • Township’s wet/dry election to take longer than thought

    CAVE CITY — Proponents of scheduling a wet/dry election in Cave Township, which includes all of the city of Cave City that lies within Sharp County, will take longer than originally thought, said Allen Brown, head of the area’s ministerial alliance. The county was voted …

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