Adopted shelter dog photos wanted for contest

July 26, 2011 Petfinder has partnered with Fuzzy Nation to present a “Super Model Photo Contest” for dogs adopted from shelters or rescue groups, according to a news release from the Humane Society of Independence County.The grand prize is $10,000 to the shelter or rescue group from which the dog was adopted, plus a custom Fuzzy Nation bag to match the winning pet as well as a Kuranda dog bed, and $300 gift card to Fuzzy Nation for the pet parent.

Wire taken from empty business

July 26, 2011 A former Social Security building, behind Town Plaza Shopping Center on Main Street, was recently the target of copper thieves, according to a report by Independence County Deputy Tommy Harper.Harper said he met with Barry Butler, the contractor making repairs to the building, who said entry was made into the building from the air conditioning ducts on the roof.The building owner, Blair Arnold, said approximately $8,000 in damages was done to the air conditioning unit and about $1,500 worth of copper wiring was removed.No suspects were listed.

Youth busted for marijuana

July 26, 2011 When confronted by a police officer in front of a Batesville business Friday night, a 16-year-old boy reportedly admitted to smoking and possessing marijuana.Deputy Andrew Rogers said he was dispatched to 2360 Harrison St. around 7 p.m. in reference to a boy in a neon green shirt smoking marijuana.


July 26, 2011 State Rep. James McLean’s name was misspelled in Monday’s edition of the Guard as attending the third annual Veterans Appreciation Day held at the fair on Saturday. Also, Stephen William Lynch was a Wall of Fame inductee.

Driving tests canceled

July 26, 2011 There will be no written or driving tests given in Batesville on July 28-29, according to Jim Howard, license examiner for the Arkansas State Police. Tests will resume on Aug. 4-5.

Pageants to begin at Sharp Co. Fair

July 26, 2011 ASH FLAT — Two contestants will vie for the 2011 Miss Sharp County title at 6:30 tonight at the fairgrounds pavilion, said Sue Billiot, pageant director.They are Rebecca Huffmaster, daughter of Jack Huffmaster of Hardy, and Hannah Huff, daughter of Richard and Michelle Huff of Evening Shade.

All-you-can-eat breakfast offered

July 26, 2011 CHEROKEE VILLAGE — The Ladies of the Highland Elks will have their annual all-you-can-eat breakfast bonanza and bake sale from 7 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday.The meal will include pancakes, sausage, biscuits, gravy, breakfast casseroles and beverages.The cost is $6 in advance or $6.50 at the door. All proceeds will go to local charities.The event is open to all members and guests, including children.The lodge is located at 15 Elks Lane in Cherokee Village.

ICARE sponsoring dog wash

July 26, 2011 MELBOURNE — Izard County Animal Rescue Effort will sponsor a dog wash, flea dip and rabies clinic Saturday at the Corner Drug Store parking lot in Melbourne.The dog wash and dip will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., and the fee is $15. A wash only is $10.Veterinarian Nanci Solis of Thousand Hills Veterinary Services in Little Rock will administer rabies shots for $10 as well as other vaccinations from 1 to 4 p.m. She will also administer vaccinations to cats.Dogs must be leashed and cats must be in carriers.

Emmanuel Baptist hosts VBS

July 26, 2011 SOUTHSIDE — Emmanuel Baptist Church will have a one-day vacation Bible school beginning at 1 p.m. Saturday.Activities will include a Bible lesson, crafts and music.At 4, parents may pick up their children or stay for the cookout and water fun day.The church is located across from Southside School.

Radio club to meet

July 26, 2011 Batesville Area Radio Club will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Community Room at First Community Bank, located at the corner of St. Louis and Harrison streets.The meeting is open to anyone interested in ham radio.For more information visit