Exhibit now on display

December 2, 2009 If old buildings could talk — the stories they would tell.Some of those stories have been captured in 1,000 words, one might say, courtesy of a new traveling photography exhibit that was unveiled Tuesday at Comfort Suites in Batesville.Around 50 people showed up for the opening, hosted by Cary Tyson, director of Main Street Arkansas, and Caroline Millar, assistant director.

Cookbooks go on sale

December 2, 2009 CHARLOTTE — A small boy with five loaves and two fish once fed a multitude.At John 3:16 Ministries, they want to continue feeding others too, not only spiritually, but with the recipes they’ve been given for the new 2009 cookbook filled with recipes, photos and testimonials.The books are hardcover — red to match the camp’s signature T-shirts — and sell for $10 each.

$400,000 bond set

December 2, 2009 Man sets ex-girlfriend’s house afire in Ash Flat

Officer who tased 10-year-old is fired

December 1, 2009 LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The police officer in a small Arkansas town who used a stun gun on an unruly 10-year-old girl has been fired for violating department policy — not for using the Taser itself but for failing to use the camera attached to it, according to the town’s mayor.Ozark Mayor Vernon McDaniel said he received notice of Officer Dustin Bradshaw’s firing on Monday morning. Bradshaw previously was suspended for seven days with pay. His termination was effective Friday.

News of Other Days

December 1, 2009 Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Dec. 16, 1996.

Wash. shooting re-opens Huckabee’s clemency record

December 1, 2009 LITTLE ROCK — As governor of Arkansas, Mike Huckabee had a hand pardoning or commuting many more prisoners than his three immediate predecessors combined. Maurice Clemmons, the suspect in Sunday’s slaying of four Seattle-area police officers, was among them.For a politician considering another run for the White House, Clemmons could become Huckabee’s Willie Horton.

Research shows drop in new car registrations

December 1, 2009 LITTLE ROCK (AP) — New research shows fewer Arkansans are registering new vehicles, while registrations for used vehicles is on the rise.Kentucky-based Cross-Sell provides market analysis on auto registrations in 27 states. The research firm shows registrations of new vehicles in Arkansas were down about 20 percent in October compared to the same month last year.The research shows there were about 7,000 new-vehicle registrations in October, down from more than 8,800 in October 2008.

Dairy Bar, car wash report break-ins to police

December 1, 2009 An undetermined amount of money was taken and some $3,250 in damages were incurred at the Pleasant Plains Car Wash sometime overnight Nov. 24, according to police.Business owner Danny Davis told Independence County Deputy Nathan Stephens that money was collected from the car wash around 8 p.m. the night of Nov. 23 and everything was OK. When he went to the business around 7 the next morning he found someone had pried open a door to the equipment storage room, gained access to the dollar bill changer and taken a small amount of money.

911 gets man a room ‘where lights are left on’

December 1, 2009 A Texas man lying on the side of the road yelling for help got more than he bargained for Sunday afternoon when his pleas for help were answered.Independence County Deputy Patrick Collins said he, along with a state trooper, Desha first responders and a Vital Link ambulance crew, all responded to the top of Brock Mountain on Highway 25 around 4:25 p.m., after the man told several motorists to call 911 and get him some help, but would give no further information.