Cleburne officers look for man considered armed, dangerous

April 7, 2009 HEBER SPRINGS — The Cleburne County Sheriff’s Department is looking for a man who is considered armed and dangerous, sheriff’s Detective Kim Bettis said.Henry Clayton Grandstaff is accused of stalking and threatening his girlfriend, Joann Davis.Bettis said Davis filed a report Wednesday with sheriff’s Lt. Doug Bolser that Grandstaff was harassing her by telephone.

Trustee dies

April 7, 2009 A member of the Lyon College Board of Trustees, John D. Trimble V, 51, of El Dorado, died Saturday, April 4, 2009, at Life Touch Hospice in El Dorado. He had served on the Lyon board since 1997.

Fleeing man caught in wooded area

April 7, 2009 When Adron Brown saw members of the 16th Judicial District Drug Task Force approaching his truck Monday afternoon, he took off.According to DTF director Afton Fletcher, agents were aware of a parole violation warrant for Brown and just a few minutes after noon they saw a truck that looked like Brown’s pulling out of a driveway in the Pfeiffer area and when they approached it fled north toward Cave City. Brown was later determined to be the driver.

News of other days

April 6, 2009 Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on April 17, 1996. 

Singing slated at Brockwell

April 6, 2009 BROCKWELL — The Brockwell Gospel Music School located in Brockwell will host a singing at 6:30 p.m. Saturday. This singing will include new songs as well as some old gospel favorites.This will be an old time style singing with audience participation including the opportunity to direct a song as well. The event is open to the public: Solos, duets, trios, quartets are all invited. For more information call Mike Haney at (870) 368-4146 or Anna Floyd at 368-5012.

Area Briefs

April 6, 2009 Interlocal meeting scheduledIndependence County has scheduled an interlocal law enforcement meeting with the city of Newark, according to County Clerk Karen Wooldridge.The meeting will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Independence County Sheriff’s Office. 

Molotov cocktails used in store fire

April 6, 2009 When she arrived to open her grocery store for business Sunday morning, Maria Chavez was met with a cloud of smoke and flames emitting from a back room of the business.The fire at La Tienda Guadalupana, 916 Sidney St., was reportedly started by placement of two bottles of flammable liquid with cloth wicks in separate locations in the store.Cpl. Bobby Moser with the Independence County Sheriff’s Office said Chavez told him she arrived at the store just before 9 a.m., saw the building on fire and immediately called 911.

Awards given

April 6, 2009 CAVE CITY — Judy Lemonier, Bridget Garland and the Party BBQ Team were recently named winners of the North Arkansas Reading Council’s 2009 Literacy Awards, president Reneé Edwards said.Lemonier won the Educator Award; Garland, the Community Leader Award; and Party BBQ, the Arkansas Reading Association Agency in Literacy Award.Lemonier, kindergarten through fourth grade librarian at Cave City Elementary School, served as second-grade teacher for 20 years at Evening Shade Elementary before the school annexed with the Cave City district.

Man: Drugs to pay for rehab

April 6, 2009 A broken windshield — and the use of housing underpinning to cover the broken driver’s side window — led to a Batesville man’s arrest for drug possession Saturday morning.Independence County Deputy Chris Little said he was patrolling north on Sidney Street around 9 a.m. when he saw a black Geo Storm going west on College Avenue with the broken windows.