Family & Friends Briefs

July 14, 2008 Locust Grove to host VBS LOCUST GROVE - Locust Grove Missionary Baptist Church will have its vacation Bible school from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. July 21 through 25.

Area Briefs

July 14, 2008 Central Avenue to be closed The main thoroughfare in Westside will be closed Tuesday for sewer line repair, according to the Batesville city utility department.

School district to ask voters to reduce mills

July 14, 2008 MELBOURNE - Asking voters for an increase in millage is usually par for the course, but Melbourne School District is asking to reduce the millage rate that was previously passed to build the new cam

Carny life

July 14, 2008 In the pink midst of the cotton candy, sugar-coated funnel cakes and twinkling lights of the Ferris wheel, they blend into the excitement with their names and faces unknown.

Lindsey files

July 14, 2008 Former captain announces for sheriff Bill Lindsey of Newark has announced his intention to run for sheriff of Independence County as a write-in candidate in the November election.

Guard wins APA awards

July 14, 2008 NORTH LITTLE ROCK - The Batesville Daily Guard took home several awards in the Arkansas Press Association journalism contest, even sweeping one category.

News of other days

July 11, 2008 Editor's note: This column ran previously in the Guard on July 24, 1995. 73 YEARS AGO