News of Other Days

February 8, 2010 Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Feb. 24, 1997.73 YEARS AGOSheriff Loyd Allen today successfully participated in his first still raid with the assistance of J.R. Jones and Lee Kidd, investigators. A still was found about three-fourths of a mile from Huff, south of Batesville on Highway 11, in the operation of cooking up a batch of mountain drinking water.

Man arrested for hitting, kicking wife

February 8, 2010 After allegedly admitting to police that he had hit his wife several times, a 21-year-old Batesville man went to jail Jan. 29 after he reportedly kicked and shoved her to the floor. Independence County Deputy Nathan Stephens said that when he arrived at the home of Steven and Leslie Burkhart around 10:30 p.m., the couple told him they had been fighting most of the day.“I noticed that she had a busted lower lip, she said it happened when he pushed her down in the kitchen,” Stephens said. “She also said she had a bruise on her lower right leg where he had kicked her.”

Inmates charged in fight

February 8, 2010 Two inmates housed in the Independence County jail have been formally charged with felony second-degree battery after they allegedly assaulted another inmate on Jan. 31.In a court affidavit, Independence County Sheriff’s Detective Rob Leonard said Deputy Nathan Stephens was called to White River Medical Center and spoke with inmate Daniel B. Huckabee, who was being treated for a detached retina and other injuries to his head.

Weiner, Delight eye merge

February 8, 2010 LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The Weiner and Delight school districts are destined to vanish, but residents want that to happen in name only.The districts have asked for permission from the state to merge, an administrative gesture that would have the school led by one superintendent willing to endure a four-hour commute.

Car with no taillights leads to drug bust

February 8, 2010 Because of an alleged blown fuse in his car, a Melbourne man is facing felony drug charges after police stopped him for no taillights, according to a court affidavit filed by Independence County Detective Jeff Sims.Sims said that Deputy Nathan Stephens stopped 28-year-old Richard Lee Johns Wednesday night in west Batesville for no taillights.After being told the problem was a blown fuse, Stephens ran a computer check of Johns and learned he had a suspended driver’s license for a previous alcohol charge and was wanted in Sharp County.

Equipment stolen from local business

February 8, 2010 Police are investigating the theft of an electric meter and air compressor from Last Time Trucking on White Drive in Batesville.Business owner Gary Foley told Deputy Jonathan Brown that he got a call from his alarm company around 9 p.m. Feb. 1 saying that he had lost power to his shop building.“Foley said that he waited around about 20 minutes before he went to the shop to check it out and when he arrived he found that someone had taken his meter box off the side of his shop,” Brown said.

Board moves meeting up

February 8, 2010 SOUTHSIDE — The Southside School Board will meet at 5 tonight in the central administration office for its regular meeting.  It is being rescheduled from its regular time in anticipation of winter weather, Superintendent Roger Rich said.The agenda includes principals’ contracts, resignations, other personnel actions, textbook adoptions, drawings for the high school roofing project and superintendent’s report.

Man spends Friday nights at track

February 8, 2010 SEARCY (AP) — You’re going 90 miles an hour and there’s a hard turn just ahead.Letting off the accelerator as you approach the corner, you lightly touch the brakes while trying to take in the situation around you: A competitor’s car is inches from your front bumper, another is inches from the back and a third is bobbing and weaving a few feet off your passenger side.You don’t need to glance at any gauges because the pitch of your motor’s roar tells you what you need to know about your custom-built racing machine.

UAFS Dean’s List announced

February 8, 2010 FORT SMITH — The University of Arkansas-Fort Smith has released the Dean’s List for the fall 2009 semester, according to Dr. Ray Wallace, provost and senior vice chancellor.Students with a 4.00 (straight-A) grade point average are marked with an asterisk.Ash Flat — *Tina GoodmanBatesville — Jennifer SineleSulphur Rock — Candace Scribner.

Baylor names honor students

February 8, 2010 WACO, Texas — More than 2,800 Baylor University students were named to the Dean’s Academic Honor List for the 2009 fall semester. To be named to the Dean’s List, a student must be an undergraduate with a minimum grade-point average of 3.7, while enrolled in a minimum of 12 semester hours.Grant Ross McChesney of Batesville, a sophomore majoring in biology, was named to the list.