• Kan. man damages school property, arrested for DWI

    Leaving the scene of an accident at Lyon College then weaving between the yellow and white lines and nearly hitting a bridge got a Kansas man arrested for DWI early this morning. The Independence County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched at 3:50 a.m. about a possible …

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  • Kenneth Wyatt – Paid Memorial Service

    Kenneth Wyatt Kenneth Ray Wyatt, 66, of Wichita, Kansas, passed away on December 8, 2011. He was the son of the late Kenneth C. Wyatt of Rosie, Arkansas, and Eugene and Bertha M. (Dussl) Snook. Survivors include his sister, SibylAnn Wyatt of Wichita. A memorial …

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  • ‘Legend’ of the Cain Lead Mine

    Larry Stroud “What the ???” The late Remmel Baxter of Cushman, who owned and operated Cushman General Store for many years and also was mayor at one time, collected information about the lost Cain Lead Mine over the years and placed the written account with …

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  • Letter to the editor

    Dear editor: I would not be surprised if the Batesville Guard received multiple positive letters regarding the Batesville High School production of Godspell, which was performed last week and again this past Monday night. The play, which originated in 1971, has been made into a …

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  • Purpose driven lies and gender equality

    What does a government bureaucrat being between you and your doctor look like? That was the go-to canard to scare Americans away from the health care reform bill (or single payer for that matter). So, imagine your doctor deciding he or she doesn’t want you …

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  • Cemetery cleanup scheduled

    CAVE CITY — Barnett Cemetery cleanup will be at 9 a.m. Saturday. Workers are asked to bring rakes and other tools. The cemetery is located on Cold Creek Road, just off Sandtown Road near Cave City.

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  • Eastern Star meets tonight

    The Ruth Chapter No. 91 Order of the Eastern Star meets at 7:30 p.m. the second and fourth Thursdays of each month at Mount Zion Masonic Lodge, located at 895 Batesville Boulevard in Batesville.

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  • Cushman holds spring sale

    CUSHMAN — Cushman Community Center will have a spring sale from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Crafts, baked goods and yard sale items will be included. A concession stand will be provided by the Ladies Auxiliary. Booths are $10 each and are provided on …

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  • Cord VFD event is Saturday

    CORD — Independence County Extension Homemakers Friends and Neighbors Sharing Club of Cord will have its spring fundraiser beginning at 5 p.m. Saturday at Cord Volunteer Fire Department. A dinner, silent auction, and meet the candidates session will be held. Dinner includes soup or chili, …

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  • Fowler art show to be held

    HARDY — Words/AfterWords will host an art show and reception for Teri Fowler from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday. Fowler will be on hand to discuss her art and refreshments will be served. Gary Rounds and Kenny Loggains, with a possible appearance by Tim Crouch, …

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  • Singing set in Sitka

    SITKA — Pleasant Ridge Community Church, located eight miles east of Poughkeepsie in the Sitka community, will have a singing at 6 p.m. Saturday. The featured singers will be the Howell Family. A time of fellowship will follow. The event is open to the public. …

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  • Medical education, screenings, programs offered at 2012 Women’s Health Conference in Jonesboro

    JONESBORO — The 2012 Women’s Health Conference, sponsored by Cardiology Associates Foundation and Clopton Clinic Foundation, will be from 7 a.m. to noon Saturday at Southwest Church of Christ in Jonesboro. “Many great medical and health partners are on board with Cardiology Associates Foundation and …

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