• Son taken to jail after allegedly trying to put flour in mom’s gas tank

    With her face covered in tears and flour, an upset mother had her son carted off to jail, according to a report from the Independence County Sheriff’s Office. Officer Curt Howard said he was called to Newark on Thursday by 56-year-old Veronica Grammer who claimed …

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  • TerKeurst at RTH: ‘Life requires faith’

    ASH FLAT — As a child of God, Lysa TerKeurst knows not to set her sights on earthly things. But the faulty voices of her past, the fickle opinions of others and the fragile choices of her children are all insecurities that work to separate …

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  • Several hundred dollars stolen in Sonic break-in

    Several hundred dollars was taken from a Batesville Sonic and another received $500 in damage and both times the breaker boxes were broken into cutting off power to the surveillance cameras. The first report came in around 3:04 a.m. at the St. Louis location. Independence …

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  • Cushman fire department reports break-in

    Approximately $2,000 worth of equipment was taken from the Cushman Volunteer Fire Department. Independence County Sheriff’s Deputy Jesse Wilson said he was called to the location around 9 p.m. Wednesday and spoke with Cushman Fire Chief Todd Lively. Lively said he was notified by Brandon …

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  • Wood-Lawn Heights holds grand opening

    It’s a new home with a new name and residents of Wood-Lawn Nursing Home who can’t wait to move into Wood-Lawn Heights nursing home and rehabilitative facility. An estimated 500-600 people turned out for the grand opening Thursday morning and it was one of the …

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  • Cave City alumni reunion announced

    The Cave City High School class of 1963 is hosting the 17th annual Cave City Alumni Reunion in conjunction with the upcoming 34th annual Cave City Watermelon Festival, said Maurice Sullivan Jr., who is helping with publicity. “The reunion is for everyone who attended Cave …

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  • Pageant winners to be crowned

    The Miss Batesville, Miss Batesville’s Outstanding Teen, Miss White River and Miss White River’s Outstanding Teen pageants will be held Saturday at the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville’s Independence Hall with on-stage competition beginning at 6 p.m. The winners will go on to …

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  • Homecoming announced

    CAVE CITY — The old Fairview Church and Cemetery will host its annual homecoming/reunion at 11 a.m. Sunday. Dardanell Townsley will bring the message with special music by Megan Milligan Watson and Marcia Street. A potluck lunch will be served after the message. The cemetery …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Feb. 23, 1994.

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  • Parsons wins Best in Show

    CONWAY — Artist Sheila Boylan Parsons of Conway, formerly of Batesville, won the Best in Show award at the annual Conway League of Artists Spring Show and Competition, held in April at the Faulkner County Library in Conway. “St. Mark’s Square,” a watercolor of the …

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  • New Life Assembly hosts revival

    MAGNESS — New Life Assembly of Jesus Christ Church will have a revival Saturday through Wednesday. Meeting time will be 6 p.m. except on Wednesday, which will be 7 p.m. Joseph Beasley of Greenville, Ky., will be the guest speaker. The church is located on …

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  • Underwater Treasure Hunt scheduled on Norfork Lake

    JORDAN — The Norfork Lake Chamber of Commerce is hosting the Annual Underwater Treasure Hunt on Aug. 17 at Sand Island on Norfork Lake. The event is for the whole family. Certified scuba divers will search for tokens underwater (no deeper than 40 feet) and …

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