Training days

August 9, 2007 Sitting on the concrete floor with a M2 .50 caliber machine gun between his legs, Chris Malenski talks with other soldiers about the weapon’s capabilities. 

Items pour in for live auction

August 9, 2007 Laser therapy. Hay bales. Jewelry. Furniture and home accessories. Frozen chicken tenders. And even a registered Boston terrier.

Troopers cite hundreds

August 9, 2007 A total of 381 citations were issued in Independence County after members of the Arkansas State Police worked the county during a four-day stretch.

News of Other Days

August 9, 2007 Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Aug. 19, 1994. 73 YEARS AGO

Wanted sex offenders at large

August 8, 2007 Local authorities are looking for two known sex offenders who have reportedly failed to update their addresses with local authorities, according to court affidavits filed by Lt. Brenda Bittle.

CD to feature Mug Tree Lady

August 8, 2007 Clara Byler of Batesville, otherwise known in this area as the Mug Tree Lady, is hitting the big time.  A song written about her will be released on a compact disc and songbook next year.

Melon time

August 8, 2007 CAVE CITY — “We’ve got the very best entertainment lined up this year that we’ve ever had,” Charles Landers said of the Cave City Watermelon Festival, which begins Thursd

Cave City prepares for 2007-08 school year

August 8, 2007 CAVE CITY — School begins at Cave City Aug. 20. School will be in session all day and lunch will be served. Also, all bus routes will run at regular times.

Drug related theft leads to arrest of local man

August 8, 2007 Felony charges have been filed against a Batesville man who allegedly stole a purse and laptop computer in a drug-related incident, according to a court affidavit filed by Independence County Sheriff&