Truck shop burglarized, farm equipment stolen

November 26, 2010 Mike McIntosh showed up for work at MHC Kenworth a little early Tuesday morning so he could get started on making deliveries, but ended up spending most of the morning filling out a police report and doing inventory.McIntosh told police when he arrived around 7 a.m. he found a warehouse door open and the window on the north side of the building broken out.

Beekeeping course scheduled for Dec. 7

November 26, 2010 A Beekeeping for Beginners Short Course is scheduled for Dec. 7, 8 and 9 at the Independence County University of Arkansas Extension Office at 1770 Myers St. in Batesville, said Stan Carter, Extension staff chairman.The course will be from 5:30 to 8:30 each night and is free and open to the public.“You can register by calling the Extension office at (870) 793-8840,” Carter said.

Scrapbook special offered

November 26, 2010 Due to the overwhelming number of requests for publication of adult and youth hunting photos, the Guard is offering a “scrapbook special” from now until the end of the year. The cost for a two-column by three-inch boxed ad is $25, which is less than half price. For additional information contact a member of the Guard advertising staff at (870) 793-2383 or at

Searching for Mountain Rock in coonhound cemetery

November 26, 2010 Finding a coon chasing son-of-a-champion is easier that it sounds ... provided he’s buried in the only cemetery strictly for coonhounds.The final resting place of Smith’s Mountain Rock, not to mention a couple hundred other coonhounds of varied pedigree, is The Key Underwood Coon Dog Cemetery in Cherokee, Ala.

Soups that will keep you warm, satisfied

November 26, 2010 HUNT VALLEY, Md. — With the onset of cooler weather, soup is a healthful and delicious choice to warm up at home, at the office or in the school lunchroom, according to a news release from McCormick & Company Inc. From homemade to prepared varieties, nourishing soups can satisfy your hunger by making you feel full longer.

Faulty car door leads to drug, theft arrest

November 26, 2010 When the driver’s door of an oncoming car flew open and the driver swerved over into his lane of traffic Tuesday morning, Independence County Deputy Ernie Gillihan felt compelled to make a traffic stop.Gillihan said he was traveling along River Bank Road around 7:30 a.m. when he met the green Ford Thunderbird that almost hit him.After identifying the driver as Carl D. Martin, 46, of Biggers, Gillihan said he told Martin why he was stopped and learned that the driver’s door was broken and flew open as the car came around a curve.

Teenagers adrift in Pacific for 50 days reach land

November 26, 2010 SUVA, Fiji (AP) — Three teenage boys who spent 50 days adrift in a tiny boat in the South Pacific walked ashore on shaky legs today after their chance rescue — celebrated on their home island hundreds of miles (kilometers) away as a miracle that brought them back from the dead.The trio — Samuel Pelesa and Filo Filo, both 15, and Edward Nasau, 14 — told rescuers they survived on rainwater they collected, a handful of coconuts, raw fish and a seagull that landed on their 12-foot- (3.5-meter-) long aluminum boat.

North Korea warns region is on brink of war

November 26, 2010 YEONPYEONG ISLAND, South Korea (AP) — North Korea warnedtoday that U.S.-South Korean plans for military maneuvers put the peninsula on the brink of war, and appeared to launch its own artillery drills within sight of an island it showered with a deadly barrage this week.The fresh artillery blasts were especially defiant because they came as the U.S. commander in South Korea, Gen. Walter Sharp, toured the South Korean island to survey damage from Tuesday’s hail of North Korean artillery fire that killed four people.

Stone County Medical Center receives Challenge Level Award

November 26, 2010 MOUNTAIN VIEW — Randy Zook, president of the Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce, presented Stone County Medical Center (SCMC) with the Challenge Level Award during the 16th annual Awards Celebration for the Governor’s Quality Award Program on Nov. 15 at the Peabody Hotel in Little Rock.Approximately 260 business and civic leaders from throughout Arkansas attended the celebration, which recognized 18 organizations throughout four award levels: the Governor’s Quality Award, the Achievement Award, the Commitment Award, and the Challenge Award.

Early risers map out shopping strategies

November 26, 2010 Betsy McMahan didn’t mind the below-freezing temperatures while waiting for the doors of JC Penney in Batesville to open at 4 this morning.“I have an exceptionally warm coat,” she said with a laugh. “I’m just used to the cold because I hunt.” For 42 years, McMahan has hunted deer and turkey for sport with her children and grandchildren including son Tracy McMahan who earlier this year garnered attention after bagging a nine-foot alligator during the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s annual hunt.