News of Other Days

July 30, 2007 Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Aug. 9, 1994. 73 YEARS AGO

Metal thefts, other burglaries reported

July 30, 2007 A number of burglaries and thefts were reported to the Independence County Sheriff’s Office over the weekend, starting with the theft of a large quantity of scrap metal from an old salvage yard.

Caught on tape, burglar fesses up

July 30, 2007 Three burglaries in as many months prompted a local businessman to install hidden cameras, which then led to the arrest of a Batesville man as a suspect following a fourth incident, according to a cou

Paving, lighting bid accepted for new school

July 30, 2007 CAVE CITY — The Cave City School Board accepted a bid of $923,842 from Atlas Asphalt for parking lot paving and lighting at the new high school complex, Superintendent Steven Green said.

Cardboard ship wins Pride of Fleet

July 30, 2007 HEBER SPRINGS — Spectators at the 21st Annual World Championship Cardboard Boat Race in Heber Springs Saturday were in awe of the Black Pearl. 

Lyon to welcome new students

July 30, 2007 Lyon College is rolling out the “red carpet” this week as it begins its 2007-08 academic year. The “Red Carpet Days,” slated for Aug. 17, will welcome new students.

Every area of fair shows growth

July 27, 2007 ASH FLAT — Emma Hyslip of Ash Flat was crowned Little Miss Sharp County as the Sharp County Fair continued Thursday, pageant director Sue Billiot said.

Main Street Batesville to relocate

July 27, 2007 Main Street Batesville hosted a reception at Elizabeth’s Restaurant Thursday night for the introduction of its new executive director, Bob Gerner.

King makes good on promise

July 27, 2007 PLEASANT PLAINS — A year after being taken over by the state, the Midland School District finished a school year in the black.

One Red Head’s story

July 27, 2007 JONESBORO — When Sandra Mann was in the seventh grade at Desha, the All American Red Heads came to town and put on a basketball show.