• Calico Rock man who allegedly stabbed nephew now in custody

    MELBOURNE — A Calico Rock man who was arrested last week for stabbing his nephew is being held on several charges, according to Izard County Sheriff Tate Lawrence. Noel Gene Loosey, 53, was arrested Nov. 5 on felony charges of first-degree battery, habitual offender and …

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  • Ozarka lowers student loan default rates

    MELBOURNE — Ozarka College is working to decrease its three-year Cohort Default Rate, a move that has shown to be successful. Efforts to monitor the default rate have been put in place with the financial aid department. Some of these efforts included developing a default …

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  • Melbourne students research veterans

    MELBOURNE — Veterans, wars and the sacrifices that members of the military make became more than a just a textbook lesson as one group of Melbourne Elementary students recently discovered during a field trip to Melbourne Cemetery. Here, students learned about their heritage and the …

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  • Hance named radiology director at WRHS

    Judy Hance has been named director of radiology at White River Medical Center in Batesville and at the WRMC Medical Complex in Cherokee Village, announced Gary Bebow, CEO of White River Health System. Hance has been at WRMC for 13 years. As director, Hance is …

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  • Prenatal yoga class offered

    White River Medical Center Maternity Department is hosting its first ever prenatal yoga class at 5 p.m. Thursday in the Josephine Raye Rogers Center for Women and Imaging, Conference Room C. Prenatal Yoga offers many health benefits to expecting mothers, including aiding in a more …

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  • ‘No Exit’ to be featured

    Lyon College will present the play “No Exit” Nov. 13-16. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. Nov. 13-15 and 2 p.m. Nov. 16 in Holloway Theatre on campus, according to a news release. Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for students and senior citizens. Lyon faculty, …

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  • Civil War group to hear about Queen City

    The Batesville Civil War Round Table will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday at First Community Bank’s George Rider Room. The meeting is open to guests. Mark K. Christ will present a program entitled “The Queen City Was a Helpless Wreck: J.O. Shelby’s Summer of ’64.” …

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  • Storytellers gather at folk center

    MOUNTAIN VIEW — The Ozark Storytellers Gathering will be Friday and Saturday at the Ozark Folk Center State Park in Mountain View. The gathering includes workshops with well-known storytellers Dakota Russell and Molly Postlewait, a live broadcast of stories by “Tales From the South,” a …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on June 6, 1995.

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  • Bronze Star recipient lost will ‘in country,’ found joy back home

    Spec. Thomas Edwards and his platoon were just waking up from a few hours of sleep on the edge of an overgrown rice paddy. They had spent the night there with only a crudely built, three-foot-tall rock wall as cover from the elements or a …

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  • Intimidator deal to foster 150 new jobs

    They struck a deal … and now the journey begins. On Monday it was officially announced that Intimidator Inc. will produce a line of utility vehicles for the internationally known company, Mahindra. Representatives from both companies were on hand at Intimidator, Inc. to make the …

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  • Korean War vet carried wounded soldier, weapon away from enemy before also becoming injured

    Growing up in Poughkeepsie, I always knew Wayne Denton. He was a quiet, soft-spoken man, a good friend of my dad. I had heard of his army days. “He was shot to pieces during the war,” people said. But I was young, and the grim …

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