• Thumbelina

    The North Arkansas Dance Theatre will present “Thumbelina” at 7 p.m. Friday and at 3:30 p.m. Saturday at Brown Chapel on the Lyon College campus. Admission is $7 for adults and $3 for children under 12 with proceeds benefiting the nonprofit organization. Thumbelina, Lauren Cambias, …

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  • CC man wanted in theft of guns

    A warrant has been issued for 29-year-old John Charles Manning of Cave City for the theft of six guns from the home of a Batesville acquaintance on April 23, according to a court affidavit. Sheriff’s Detective Dustin Robbins said Randall Goff reported his home was …

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  • Interlocal discusses new hours

    NEWARK — In a regular meeting Tuesday afternoon members of the Newark Interlocal Law Enforcement committee met with Sheriff Steve Jeffery to discuss recent changes in police personnel and request a change in the officer’s work hours. Recent changes include Cpl. Rob Leonard going from …

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  • Carnival worker charged in stabbing at VFW

    A carnival worker has been charged with second-degree battery, a class D felony, following a stabbing incident that happened at a local Veterans of Foreign Wars club Saturday morning, according to a court affidavit. Rafael Rodriquez, 51, of Lake Charles, La. is currently being held …

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  • ‘Retreat’ into the past Historical home becomes vacation getaway

    DESHA — Tucked away just off of Highway 25 in Desha is Alderbrook Creek Executive Suites. The picturesque house with a large front porch, rocking chairs and hanging plants is the family home of former Independence County Sheriff Dan Johnson and is now open for …

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  • C-Ridge approves policies, awards quizzers

    NEWARK — Members of the Cedar Ridge quiz bowl team were awarded scholarship checks in the amount of $355.55 each when the Cedar Ridge School Board met May 15. The team won the state finals competition April 28 and participated in the national competition Memorial …

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  • Deputy injured after man rams patrol car

    SALEM — A Fulton County sheriff’s deputy is recovering from injuries he sustained Tuesday when a man rammed a truck into his patrol car and pointed a gun at him. In a news release by Sheriff Kenneth “Buck” Foley, Fulton County Deputy Derick Franks said …

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  • United Way relocates

    SOUTHSIDE — The United Way of Independence County office is making a move from Batesville to a new location at First Community Bank in Southside at 1 Allen Chapel Road. The telephone number, (870) 793-5991, and mailing address, P.O. Box 2639, Batesville, AR, 72503, will …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Dec. 18, 1992. 96 YEARS AGO Contractor Meachum was in Newport today purchasing materials to be used in construction of the steel bridge over Departee Creek, eight miles southwest of Newport in Independence County. After …

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  • Ozarka College confers degrees

    MELBOURNE — Ozarka College conferred associate degrees, technical certificates and certificates of proficiency during the spring 2012 commencement ceremony May 17. Of those who graduated, 46 earned magna cum laude honors and 47 earned cum laude honors. Students with a 3.75 or higher grade point …

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  • Two charged in scrap metal theft

    Two people have reportedly confessed to theft after a witness got a description of them and called police Saturday morning. Independence County Deputy Brian Luetschwager said he was dispatched to Dean Baker Wholesale on North Central Avenue just before 10 a.m. where an employee, Jackie …

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  • Local agent adds AARP homeowners insurance

    Already authorized to sell AARP auto insurance, Randy Reichardt Insurance Agency of Batesville can now offer The Hartford’s AARP Homeowners Insurance Program, according to a release from the company. “Randy Reichardt Insurance Agency was chosen for demonstrating a commitment to community service, meeting a high …

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