Pioneer Day offers music, rodeos, more

April 30, 2007 MELBOURNE — The 56th annual Izard County Pioneer Day celebration gets under way Friday night with gospel music, a rodeo and a street dance featuring Sonny Burgess and the Pacers.

Hundreds walk, thousands raised

April 30, 2007 More than 400 walkers turned out Saturday in every shape and size for Independence County WalkAmerica, including some four-footed ones.

Church vandalized

April 30, 2007 A table-sized cross placed in a toilet and a cigarette butt put out in an offering plate were some of the scenes that greeted the first arrival at Sharp United Methodist Church Sunday morning.

News of Other Days

April 27, 2007 Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on May 9, 1994. 73 YEARS AGO

Hospice volunteers honored for their service

April 27, 2007 Caring Hands Hospice located at 2000 Harrison St. recently held a luncheon honoring their volunteers in recognition of National Volunteer Week April 15-20. According to Susie Smart, R.N.

Chamber presents awards at banquet

April 27, 2007 The Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce is charting a new course, with economic development and chamber membership at the forefront.

Drug director looks forward to challenge

April 27, 2007 Taped to the desk in Fran Flener’s soon-to-be vacant office at Health Resources of Arkansas is a printed note entitled “how to improve service or eliminate a problem.”

Barefoot woman caught by police

April 27, 2007 After fleeing police on foot and a bicycle in separate incidents, two Independence County women were arrested Thursday afternoon on a variety of charges. 

NEWS ALERT: Mitchell taken into custody

April 26, 2007 Steven Mitchell, 32 of Pineville, was taken into custody Thursday after his scheduled hearing before U.S. Magistrate Judge John F. Forester Jr.