• MSB holding drawing for gold necklace

    A drawing will be held May 11 for a gold and diamond necklace valued at $2,500. The gold alone is worth $600. The necklace was donated by Thompson’s Jewelry. Tickets are three for $10 and are available at Thompson’s Jewelry, Signature Baskets, Flowers & Gifts, …

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  • Two men arrested in disturbance call

    Two men were arrested Wednesday night after a neighbor called police about a possible disturbance on Jean Street in west Batesville. The men have been identified as 39-year-old Shane Lewis and 32-year-old Jason N. Candler. Deputy Mike Price said he and Deputy Zach Rawlins responded …

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  • Board approves pavilion

    The Batesville School Board on Monday approved the installation of an open pavilion and tabled discussion of new flooring for the high school gym. Bids were presented to install a 39-foot by 58-foot open pavilion at the football field on the existing slab where the …

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  • Fancy Flea opens

    When the building at 243 E. Main St. (former Charlie’s Angels) in Batesville became vacant recently, it was snatched up almost immediately by Terri Harris and Sandra Bugh, owners of Olde Towne Mall located just a few blocks up the street. Harris said the partners …

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  • A remarkable life Researcher finds ties to 1904 writer

    (Editor’s note: This is the third installment in a four-part series about the life of writer Sallie Walker Stockard, who in 1904 wrote and published an acclaimed local history book.)   While compiling biographical notes on author Sallie Walker Stockard, Newport native Robert Craig found …

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  • Pet adoptions offered

    The Humane Society of Independence County is having a two-day Adopt-a-thon at PetSense this Saturday and Sunday. HSIC will be at Petsense at the Eagle Mountain Shopping Center in Batesville from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday and noon-4 p.m. Sunday. “There will be a wonderful assortment …

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  • Phone fraud attempted

    A phone call asking her to buy a gift card and get paid $7,000 for it made a Moorefield woman a bit suspicious Wednesday afternoon. “ I spoke with Carolyn Thompson who said she received the call around 5:45 p.m. from a man named Donidl …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Nov. 20, 1992. 96 YEARS AGO E.M. Reaves, a good citizen of Cushman, who is circulating a petition asking citizens of both Batesville and Cushman to aid in building a permanent road between Batesville and …

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  • Weekend Events

    Upcoming events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Friday, May 4 – Sunday, May 6, 2012.

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  • BJHS archery fundraiser planned

    The Batesville Junior High School archery team will hold a car wash from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Car Mart, 2820 Harrison St. Cost is by donation. Proceeds will go toward travel expenses the team will incur for its trip to the national …

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  • Nursing home hosts yard sale

    CAVE CITY — Cave City Nursing Home Family Council yard sale will be from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday and Saturday on the nursing home patio. Proceeds will go for residents’ Christmas gifts. For more information call Pat Christopher at (870) 283-5313.

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  • Kessinger to mark 90th year

    BETHESDA — Jimmy Kessinger will celebrate his 90th birthday with a drop-in party from 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday at Bethesda Community Center. All family and friends are invited to attend. He requests no gifts.

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