• Operation Safe Playground nets arrests

    NEWPORT — Jackson County authorities made 19 arrests during a two-day operation last week that included seven sex offenders for failure to comply with registration requirements. Operation Safe Playground was conducted Wednesday and Thursday in which officers of the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office along with …

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  • Video leads to arrests

    NEWPORT — Newport police arrested two men Wednesday after executing a search warrant at 412 Hazel St., Apt. 1, Newport, as part of an investigation into a break-in and theft that occurred at Farmer’s Electric July 20. Jimmy Bagwell, 34, and James Osborn, 48, (addresses …

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  • Welding ‘info hour’ planned

    The University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville’s Community and Technical Education Division has set a free “information hour” for welding from 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday. Instructor Danny Ramsey will be on hand to answer questions during this drop-in event. Ramsey will discuss what …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Feb. 17, 1994.

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  • Educators workshop to be Wednesday

    JONESBORO — A “Growing Up Wild” workshop for educators will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday at the Forrest L. Wood Crowley’s Ridge Nature Center, located at 600 E. Lawson Road in Jonesboro. Admission is free. The event is a Project Wild …

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  • Ozarka sets summer GED schedule

    MELBOURNE — The  Adult Education Department at Ozarka College is offering summer GED classes at Ozarka College campuses in Melbourne, Ash Flat and Mammoth Spring. The classes began June 3. Class times are Mondays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Ash Flat, Room 109; Tuesdays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m, …

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  • C-Ridge accepting GT recommendations

    NEWARK — Cedar Ridge School District is taking recommendations for students to participate in the gifted and talented program, according to Carol Woods, gifted and talented coordinator. Placement can be made in fourth through 12th grades. Selection criteria for admission to the program include not …

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  • Youth choir auditions to be held

    Auditions will be held for the Highland Youth Singers starting at 9 a.m. Aug. 17 at Weston Music Studio located at 1365 College St. The choir is for youth ages 6 to 13 and the fee is $120. For more information or to schedule an …

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  • Arkansas’ public spaces can be beautified with ‘Greening of Arkansas’

    LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Flower and Garden Show is currently accepting applications for the Greening of Arkansas Grant Program in which organizations and civic groups can apply for funds to beautify their communities and enhance their quality of life through horticulture. The deadline to …

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  • Heigle, Melton to wed

    Rodney and Pam Heigle of Batesville have announced the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Brittany Allison Heigle, to Corey Blake Melton, son of Nick and Karen Melton of Batesville. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Denny and Brenda Polston of Cave City, Melvin …

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  • Maxwell Stephen Babcock

    Eric and Christy Babcock, Cole and Ella of Benton have announced the birth of a son and brother at Baptist Medical Center on July 18, 2013. The baby weighed 6 pounds, 13 ounces and has been named Maxwell Stephen Babcock. Grandparents of the child are …

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  • Yannea Esmeralda Castillo

    Brener Castillo and Rosaura Nieto of Batesville have announced the birth of a daughter at White River Medical Center on July 23, 2013. The baby weighed 6 pounds, 9.8 ounces and has been named Yannea Esmeralda Castillo.

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