• Evening Shade K9 fundraiser set

    EVENING SHADE — Dinners to benefit the Evening Shade Police Department K9 Fund will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday and Oct. 28 in the Evening Shade School cafeteria, located on Main Street in Evening Shade. The menu for Sunday is roasted …

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  • Club News

    Colonial Dames XVII Century and Daughters of the American Colonists The Marquette and Joliet Chapter of the Colonial Dames XVII Century and the Cherokee Village Chapter of the Daughters of the American Colonists recently met in the Anglican Hall of the Episcopal Church in Batesville. …

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  • A Glance at Days Gone By

    PINE SPRINGS SCHOOL was west of Gray’s Chapel church on what is now Arrowhead Lane, west of U.S. Highway 167 south of Cave City. Gray’s Chapel was destroyed by fire, probably from vandalism, about the mid-1980s. Gray’s Chapel Cemetery remains near the site of the …

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  • Sign up for Trail of Holiday Lights

    The Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism is inviting all Arkansas communities that host holiday displays and events to participate in the 17th annual Trail of Holiday Lights. This program is designed to increase travel and tax revenues during late November and December. Log on …

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  • Ozarka College Culinary Arts gourmet dinner planned

    MELBOURNE — The Ozarka College Culinary Arts Department in Melbourne will host the second gourmet dinner of this semester from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday. Advanced culinary arts students have developed a menu that will be prepared and served under the direction of instructors Mimi …

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  • ‘Poets and Painters’ to be featured

    The Independence County Library will host the children’s program “Poets and Painters” for third through eighth grades from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Oct. 29 at the Batesville Area Arts Council, 246 E. Main. The arts program presented by the Independence County Library and Batesville Area …

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  • College planning conference set

    Southside High School will hold a college planning conference from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday for area juniors and seniors at Independence Hall on the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville campus. Several college representatives from across the region will be in attendance and …

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  • Cushman Miner’s Day winners named

    CUSHMAN — The 21st annual Miner’s Day at Cushman was held last weekend with more than 2,500 people in attendance, according to Debbie Covington, president. The Cushman Ladies Auxiliary raffle included a handmade quilt won by  Carolyn Gipson and a Thompson/Center Venture rifle was won …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on May 12, 1993.

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  • Wounded Warriors, Wheelin Sportsman benefit from events

    Tickets are on sale now for a weekend of activities from which proceeds are going to the Wounded Warriors and Wheelin Sportsman programs, said Erica Willard, regional director of the National Wild Turkey Federation. The events are being hosted Nov. 2-4 by the NWTF’s Independence …

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  • Council to discuss damages

    The Batesville City Council will meet at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at city hall. The agenda includes a request from a citizen about vehicle damages incurred, a report from Public Works Engineer Damon Johnson and comments from Mayor Rick Elumbaugh. There are also appointments to the …

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  • Break-in reported at Ford dealership

    A multi-terrain vehicle, two ATVs, two chain saws, a gas heater and a gas can were stolen from the Batesville Mark Martin Ford dealership sometime between 8:30 p.m. Wednesday and 4:30 a.m. Thursday after the side door of a storage building was pried open to …

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