Milams weave theme of family throughout holiday decorations

November 28, 2008 Family is very important to Anthony and Andrea Milam. It's reflected all throughout their home, so it's no surprise that their holiday decorations would share a similar theme. Dr. Anthony and Andrea Milam, owners of the George Trevathan House at 611 Vine St., will be part of the holiday tour of homes on Dec. 7.

Early birds shop for bargains

November 28, 2008 After 15 years of getting up in the wee hours of the morning to fight traffic, find a parking spot and man the large crowds during "Black Friday," Becky Hower has learned a few things. While taking a break from shopping with her sister Mary Gill this morning at Walmart, "You have to have a strategy," she said, laughing.

Rosie man doused with gas, set fire

November 26, 2008 An early morning gas purchase Sunday morning proved dangerous to Jarrod Allen Taylor when he was reportedly set on fire by another man. Taylor, 20, of 3040 Newport Road, told police he had stopped to get gas at the Tigermart Exxon Station atop Ramsey Mountain when the incident occurred around 1 a.m., according to Independence County authorities.

Cummins named hospitalist director

November 26, 2008 Dr. Thomas H. Cummins has been appointed as the medical director of the White River Medical Center Hospitalist Program and part-time chief medical officer, according to a news release. Cummins will close his outpatient medical practice and work full-time caring for hospitalized patients.

Moore wins

November 26, 2008 Anne Moore was declared the winner after 252 voters turned out at three rural polling places Tuesday to cast their vote in a justice of the peace runoff for district 4 in Independence County. Moore, who was facing Ed Jones in the runoff, won the election with a total of 127 votes to Jones' 125.

City hears complaints

November 26, 2008 Permanent curbside garbage containers came under fire at the Batesville City Council Tuesday evening. The city has an ordinance that states such containers may not be placed in the front yard on a permanent basis, and Code Enforcement Officer Chad McClure and Mayor Rick Elumbaugh have received several complaints about this issue.

Library tax in JP limbo

November 26, 2008 With only one "no" vote, the Independence County Library one-mill tax will remain suspended for the 2009 calendar year. In a special meeting Tuesday evening the Independence County Quorum Court voted on an ordinance that would levy the library tax to be collected in 2009.

Students share tips on how to cook a turkey

November 26, 2008 First I cook the turkey. Then I take it out. After I take it out we have a big Austin How to cook a turkey: First go get a turkey. Second take it home and wash it off. Third put it in the oven and cook it at 350. Then you can eat it and have a good time.

News of other days

November 25, 2008 Editor's note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Nov. 7, 1995. 73 YEARS AGO Mrs. Lula G. Parse, secretary of the United Charities, said today that she was on the scene in less than half an hour after she was informed of the transient who later died in the old pump station in the Hinkle Field in west Batesville. She had brought hot soup and crackers and tried to feed the poor, pitiful man who was lying on the concrete floor covered with a few gunny sacks and coats with his head propped up on the box springs of an old car seat.

‘Bigtime’ rental company offers new merchandise

November 25, 2008 Furniture, appliances and electronics at affordable, competitive prices, that's what the newest rental store in Batesville is offering, according to district manager Chris Hooker. "Bigtime Rentals and Sales opened in Stuttgart in 1998," Hooker said. "We felt that Batesville was a growing area that would be a nice fit for our company."