Lifeguard rushes to aid toddler

July 30, 2010 When 2-year-old Zachary Lindsey fell from the top of the slide onto the concrete at the Fitzhugh Park pool Wednesday afternoon, Colton Gregory came to the rescue.This morning, Zachary is home, playing like he always has and “running wild” with his twin sisters, mom Anita Lindsey told the Guard this morning.

Dying man’s checks stolen; woman jailed

July 30, 2010 Sasha Ann Regan thought her neighbor would be dead before his stolen checks cleared the bank; now the 21-year-old has been charged with burglary and theft (including checkbooks), according to a court affidavit.Independence County Sheriff’s Detective Jeff Sims said in the affidavit that on May 29 Deputy Michael Calendar took a burglary report at Dennis Robson’s residence at 505 Brushy Road.

Bond set at $500K

July 30, 2010 MELBOURNE — Circuit Judge Tim Weaver set bond for Donald Dickey of Calico Rock at $500,000 following Dickey’s arrest earlier this week on an arson charge, according to public records in the Izard County/Circuit Clerk’s Office.The arrest and filing of the arson charge followed an investigation into a fire that destroyed the 6653 Gorby Road, Calico Rock, home of Mary Dickey, 67, on Sunday. Mrs. Dickey’s remains were found Tuesday in the burned out home, which she and Donald Dickey shared before she either divorced or separated from him recently, authorities said.

United Way ‘blitz’ set

July 30, 2010 The United Way of Independence County, aiming to raise money for local social service agencies, will “blitz” local businesses Wednesday as part of its annual campaign. Volunteers will be out and about in the county, visiting small businesses and picking up employee contributions and company donations.The “blitz” enables local businesses to give a tax-deductible donation to the local United Way, promote community goodwill, and “Live United” in our community. This year’s overall campaign goal is to raise $300,000, the same as in 2009.

Kingsdown sets album release party

July 29, 2010 After touring in more than 30 states during the past few years, rock group Kingsdown — formed in Batesville in 2002 — is returning for an album release party.The group is celebrating the release of its self-titled, first full-length album with the party and concert at The Depot at 129 Lawrence St. at 8 p.m. Friday.The group consists of Dwain Roark Jr. on vocals, Johnn Rocket and James Watts on guitars, Aaron Elms on bass and Blain Roark n drums. They claim their “unofficial sixth member” is “an insane amount of energy,” according to information provided to the Guard.

Fairview homecoming set

July 29, 2010 CAVE CITY — The annual Fairview Church and Cemetery Homecoming will start at 11 a.m. Sunday, said church/cemetery committee member Donald Simmons.The church is east of Cave City.Marcia Street will provide music, followed by congregational singing and specials, if any.Dardanelle Townsley will bring the message.A potluck lunch will be served at noon.No activities are scheduled for the afternoon.Everyone interested is welcome.

Salado to host VBS

July 29, 2010 SALADO — Salado Baptist Church will have its vacation Bible school from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Monday through Aug. 6.This year’s theme will be Saddle Ridge Ranch. There will be Bible stories, missions, craft activities, games and refreshments.Classes for ages preschool through sixth grade will be held.Family night will be held at 6:30 p.m. Friday. The children will present a short program with singing and a review of the week’s activities. All parents and friends are welcome to attend.For a ride to the church, call (870) 251-2255 or (870) 283-5238.

Student registration scheduled

July 29, 2010 NEWARK — Newark Elementary School will hold new student registration from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday and Tuesday.Those who cannot attend one of these dates can visit the elementary office before Aug. 19 to secure a classroom assignment. The office is open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Friday.

The Weekend Events

July 29, 2010 Friday• 44th National Invitational White River Canoe Race, public is invited to Calico Rock from 8-11 a.m. to cheer on canoers. Call (870) 799-3690 or visit

Cities asked to repeal bans on synthetic marijuana

July 29, 2010 LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Cities in Arkansas that have passed laws banning a synthetic marijuana are being asked to repeal the bans now that a new state rule is in place.The Arkansas Municipal League attorney Mark Hayes says he’s e-mailed cities with such laws because the Arkansas Health Department approved an emergency rule prohibiting the sale of the substance known as K2.K2 is sold as incense under brand names such as Spice, Genie, Blaze and Zohia.