• Son accused of hitting mother in face

    A son upset that he could not get a tractor running reportedly took his frustration out on his mother. When Independence County Sheriff’s Deputy Bobby Woods was called to 1563 Thida Road he spoke with Lou Harwood who said her son Donald was upset over …

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  • Old Independence to host Shaker program

    Shaker furniture and religion will be the topics at Old Independence Regional Museum at 2 p.m. Sunday. These subjects have direct connection to two Batesville people, according to a news release. Mike West and Twyla Wright will present a program that focuses on these two …

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  • Antioch Road now open

    EVENING SHADE — The Sharp County Road Department has announced that Antioch Road  west of Evening Shade at the Bird Creek Road low-water crossing is now open after the completion of bridge work.

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Jan. 11, 1995.

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  • Weekend Events

    Friday • Red Cross blood drive, Harps Food Store, 1740 Batesville Blvd., 2-6 p.m. Call (800) RED-CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit redcrossblood.org. • Batesville Moose Lodge ladies’ night, (members and guests), 750 Brewer Hill Road, 6 p.m. Call (870) 793-9902 or visit www.facebook.com/batesvillemoose.lodge. • Fox Creek BBQ, music featuring …

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  • Club News

    United Daughters of the Confederacy The Albert Sidney Johnston Chapter No. 135, United Daughters of the Confederacy, held its May meeting at Citizens Bank Ramsey Mountain Branch Office in Batesville. The meeting was called to order by Kay Southerland, vice president, who introduced guests and …

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  • Honor Rolls – Southside High, Mount Pleasant Elementary

    Southside High SOUTHSIDE — The students listed below made the honor roll for the second semester of the 2013-14 school year at Southside High School, according to a news release: Ninth: all A’s — Sydney Bates, Alison Crawford, Thalia Cruz, Taylor Dale, Emery Davis, Seanna …

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  • Honoring D-Day – Father, Son Attend Remembrance

    June 6, 1944. The plan called for around 160,000 Allied troops crossing the English Channel and storming the beaches of Normandy. Once the beaches were secure, troops began to push inland.  American troops were among them and part of an invasion force so powerful it …

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  • Drugs, pills found in vehicle during traffic stop

    MELBOURNE — Two people were arrested following a disturbance around midnight Saturday near Highway 5 north of Calico Rock, according to Izard County Sheriff Tate Lawrence. Zachary Charles Mayfield and his vehicle companion, Lindsey Renee Massey, were taken into custody after numerous drugs and pills …

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  • Crash ends in biker’s arrest

    After noticing a motorcycle sideways in the intersection of Highway 69 and Oak Grove Lane around 1:30 Tuesday morning, Independence County Deputy Wayne Green attempted to contact the rider to see if he needed assistance. His help wasn’t wanted. Green said he pulled off the …

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  • Lyon expects ‘record-breaking’ enrollment, extends orientation

    Lyon College has added an extra orientation date for incoming freshman to accommodate what’s being considered a record-breaking number of new students expected to attend this fall. The college is anticipating 250 first-time, full-time freshman students for fall 2014 as opposed to its average for …

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  • AARP members hear about Brazil

    Brazil is known for its coffee, beautiful beaches, elaborate carnivals and of course — soccer. And no one knows that better than Lyon College Assistant Professor of Biology Dr. Cassia Oliveira, a native of Brazil who shared her knowledge with members of the Batesville AARP …

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