Area Briefs

June 18, 2008 Free meals offered to children

Diesel fuel, ATVs stolen

June 18, 2008 Local authorities have no suspects in the theft of about 730 gallons of diesel fuel from a local business, according to Independence County Deputy Bret Ward.

Moving Up Arkansas wraps up at Lyon

June 18, 2008 More than 40 migrant students are finishing up their work toward earning credits that will be transferred to their high schools this week at Lyon College.

Alcohol proposal could be on ballot

June 18, 2008 HARDY (AP) - Backers of a plan that would allow alcohol sales in Sharp County say they've gathered enough signatures to put the initiative on the November ballot.

Construction adds new traffic signal

June 18, 2008 A highway construction project north of town will include a new traffic light, according to the Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department.

Burgeoning antique district to promote area

June 18, 2008 Downtown Batesville will be staying open on Friday evenings once a month beginning in August with the initial 2nd Friday Downtown "Wander and Wonder Walk."

Sports Briefs

June 17, 2008 Football HOUSTON (AP) - Free agent linebacker Rosevelt Colvin signed with the Houston Texans, giving the team another pass rusher to pair with 2006 No. 1 draft pick Mario Williams.

News of other days

June 17, 2008 Editor's note: This column ran previously in the Guard on June 28, 1995. 73 YEARS AGO