• Notice

    Due to circumstances beyond our control, Internet services were down this morning as of press time, and we apologize to anyone whose emailed information did not get in the paper today. We will check email when Internet services return and publish the information in a …

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  • A Glance at Days Gone By

    This group was photographed at Hopewell Cumberland Presbyterian Church near Hopewell Cemetery near Cord in 1949. The woman in the white dress at left is Ethel Churchill Boyd. The man standing near the middle of the back row and wearing a hat is Jim Martin; …

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  • Batesville Bassmasters also show Bull Shoals Lake is ‘great fishery’

    The Batesville Bassmasters’ recent two-day tournament on Bull Shoals Lake shows what a great fishery the lake is, said reporter Billy Littleton, who teamed with Andy Needham to win the tournament with 31.62 pounds. Littleton also caught the biggest bass of the day, which weighed …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Dec. 8, 1992. 96 YEARS AGO The Rev. J.L. Brown preached the annual sermon at the state convention of Landmark Baptists at Sheridan this week. H.E. Stewart of Rutherford recently sold a bale of cotton …

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  • Two-vehicle accident

    A 2002 Chevrolet SUV (at right in photo) driven by Dowle Thomas, 69, of Evening Shade was hit by a 2008 GMC pickup driven by Ricky Holland, 56, of Sheridan in a two-vehicle accident at the intersection of Sidney and Harrison streets in Batesville at …

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  • Langston recognized

    Carla Langston Registered nurse Carla Langston is the May/June recipient of the Daisy Award for Extraordinary Nurses at White River Medical Center, according to a news release. Langston is the nurse manager of surgical services at WRMC, where she has been an employee for six …

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  • Shelter Insurance honors agent

    Columbia, Mo. — Jeral Hastings, Shelter Insurance Companies agent at Batesville, has been honored as one of Shelter’s highest achieving sales representatives, according to a news release. Hastings qualified for Shelter’s Conference of Champions, based on overall agency operation in 2011. The designation recognizes members …

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  • Bank promotes 1, hires 2

    Citizens Bank has announced two new hirings and a promotion, according to a news release. Penny Thornton was hired as executive assistant and assistant secretary, and Anne Hendrickson has been named vice president of trust. “Penny brings more than 25 years of administrative skill and …

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  • Finding the dead

    Some call it a phenomenon or a gift. Some call it witchcraft while others call it nonsense but witching — sometimes called dowsing — for graves has an uncanny ability to determine male from female in known graves. Exactly when grave witching began is unknown, …

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  • Humane society fetches donations for thrift store

    Shoppers interested in sniffing out a bargain will be excited to learn that the Humane Society of Independence County will soon be opening a Batesville thrift store, according to a news release. The Bargain Hound Boutique will open Friday at 228 Ramsey St., in the …

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  • Loaded guns found during traffic stop; 2 arrested

    An Independence County officer did a traffic stop on a couple who apparently had two loaded guns and drug paraphernalia in their car Wednesday. The incident began around 5 p.m. when officer Michael Darr said he was dispatched to Berry Road, Concord, in reference to …

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  • Batesville youth among students studying at Gulf

    Like many spring breakers, a group of ASMSA students headed south to the beach for their vacation. But, their itinerary didn’t include tanning, swimming and partying. They were going to spend their time studying marine life and habitats on the Gulf Coast. And, for some, …

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