• Small plane crashes at Gaston’s

    LAKEVIEW (AP) — A small plane carrying three people crashed at Gaston’s White River Resort. No one was hurt but the aircraft was badly damaged. The Baxter County Sheriff’s Office was summoned at 2:30 p.m. Sunday after the four-seat Cirrus CSR 22 aircraft went into …

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  • Crohn’s, colitis concert slated

    Local band The Wizzbangers will join with Crohn’s disease patient Bruce Oakley in a fundraising concert at 8 p.m. Saturday in the Landers Theater. The concert benefits the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America. Crohn’s disease is in a group collectively known as inflammatory bowel …

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  • County roads to get repairs

    LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department has opened bids for improvements to roads in Independence County, according to Independence County Judge Robert Griffin. The purpose of the project is to resurface 4.3 miles of selected sections of Wagon Wheel Road, O’Neal …

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  • Vinsons win golf title in Augusta

    AUGUSTA — Cecilia and John Vinson won the the Carol Byrd Memorial Golf Tournament at Cypress Creek Country Club last weekend. The Batesville couple shot rounds of 67 and 62 for a 13-under-par 129. Tom Shock and Lisa Sallings of Little Rock finished second with …

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  • Registration dates announced for ICYAA fall baseball leagues

    Registration dates for the Independence County Youth Athletic Association’s fall baseball program is set for Sunday and Aug. 18, announced Andy Walmsley. Registration will be held in the Citizens Bank Community Room in the Citizens Bank Annex from 1-4 p.m. on Sunday and 9 a.m.-1 …

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  • Batesville High golfers begin with win, loss

    FORREST CITY — Batesville High began the golf season with a win and a loss here Monday morning. Taking on 5A-East foe Forrest City on the Forrest City Country Club course, the Lady Pioneers defeated the Lady Mustangs 165-177 as Batesville’s Sydney Nail won medalist …

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  • Gambill wins medalist honors as Southerners take team title

    CHEROKEE VILLAGE — The Southside Southerners won their first match of the year at Cherokee Village Golf Course, defeating the Highland Rebels by a score of 156-155 in the 9-hole event. Southside’s Wyat Gambill won medalist honors with a score of 39, followed by Dalton …

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  • Late migratory season proposed

    Arkansas Outdoors LITTLE ROCK – It doesn’t feel much like waterfowl season these days, but commissioners with the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission were discussing duck hunting during last week’s monthly meeting. The commission also approved the early season migratory bird dates. AGFC Wildlife Management …

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  • Sharp horse show winners announced

    ASH FLAT — The Sharp County Fair horse show was held July 24 with 93 entries, said Nancy Orr, fair board secretary. Winners included: pony class — Peyton Landreth, first place; Dalaney Harris, second; Robey Landreth, third; Emma Hyslip, fourth; Molly Cherry, fifth; and Tiffany …

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  • Assistance program addresses drought damage

    MELBOURNE — This year’s drought has caused severe damage in Izard and Fulton counties, according to a news release from the Farm Service Agency offices in those counties. “Farm and ranches suffering severe damage may be eligible for assistance under the Emergency Conservation Program administered …

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  • Outdoors show to see time changes

    LITTLE ROCK – Because of the summer Olympics, the popular “Talkin’ Outdoors at the Corner Café” will not be seen at its normally scheduled times on some Arkansas television stations, according to the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s Arkansas Outdoors newsletter. The show typically airs …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Feb. 18, 1993. 101 YEARS AGO D.M.C. Kelley, one of the leading farmers and fruit growers of this section, was a business visitor today from Bethesda. J.W.L. Grover returned home last night on the 10:30 …

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