• Chili day/bake sale is Saturday

    SOUTHSIDE — Southside Methodist Church will hold its annual chili day/bake sale Saturday. The bake sale begins at 9 a.m., and the chili will be available beginning at 11. The event runs until 2 p.m. The cost for chili is $6 for adults and $3 …

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  • Radio Club meeting scheduled

    The Batesville Area Radio Club will meet at 4:30 p.m. Saturday at Fred’s Fish House. The meal will be Dutch treat.

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  • Desha UMC to serve lunch

    DESHA — Desha United Methodist Church will have a free soup and chili lunch from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. The event is in appreciation of everyone who has supported the church’s dinners in the past. A bake sale will also be held during …

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  • MITM Veterans Tribute Show to mirror past USO

    HORSESHOE BEND — The Music in the Mountains Show will have its annual Veterans Tribute Show at 6 p.m. Saturday at the Horseshoe Bend Theatre. The show is dedicated to all those who have served and are currently serving in the military. All veterans and …

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  • Parkinson’s group to meet

    The Parkinson’s Support Group will meet from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Monday at the Citizens Bank Annex Building on College Street in Batesville. The speaker will be local attorney Scott Stalker. The group meets the third Monday of each month. The meeting is open to …

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  • Changes near for GED

    MELBOURNE — After Dec. 1, 2013, the Practice Test and official GED Test will be computer-based. The current paper version will no longer be available, and any partial scores will not be valid. All examinees must pay for the 2014 GED Test, according to a …

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  • Club News

    Sharp County EHC ASH FLAT — Sharp County Extension Homemakers Club held its board meeting Oct. 25. Each club was represented, and a discussion of community projects was the topic of the day. An event is planned for 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at …

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  • Weekend Events

    Upcoming events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Friday, November 16 – Sunday, November 18, 2012.

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on June 9, 1993.

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  • Construction to start soon on new soccer complex

    City officials hope to open the new soccer complex in time for the fall 2013 season, Batesville Parks Director Jeff Owens said. After the first round of soccer complex bids came in at higher-than-projected estimates, the city had to go through another round of bidding. …

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  • County seeking site for industrial park

    Got a lot of acreage for sale? The county could sure use some. Independence County is actively seeking sites for an industrial park and is inviting the public to make suggestions. The park will need to be 100-160 acres, with easy road access, access to …

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  • Ruddell Hill Fire Department offers free Thanksgiving dinner

    It was just a few years ago Kara Baxter was delivering a plate of food as part of the Ruddell Hill Fire Department’s free community Thanksgiving dinner. The plate had gone to the wrong address, and as Baxter said, “An elderly lady answered (the door). …

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