Birthday party benefits animals

August 17, 2007 For their 10th birthdays this month, Carrigan Burdin and Claire Thomas made a simple request — dog food. 

Melon festival draws 14,000

August 17, 2007 CAVE CITY — The 28th annual Cave City Watermelon Festival drew an estimated 14,000 people despite near-record heat, festival association chairman Charles Landers said.

News of Other Days

August 17, 2007 Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Aug. 29, 1994. 73 YEARS AGO

Lyon ranks high

August 17, 2007 The 2008 edition of U.S. News & World Report’s “America’s Best Colleges” elevates Lyon College to the “top tier” among national liberal arts colleges.

City hires additional personnel

August 17, 2007 The city of Batesville has hired two part-time employees in the Code Enforcement Office. John Malin was hired June 1, and Tim Conyers came on board in July.

Woman in handcuffs escapes armed man

August 17, 2007 A woman who was handcuffed and being forced to leave her home managed to flee her armed abductor and call 911 Thursday afternoon.

Cleburne officers catch escaped felon

August 16, 2007 An escapee from a work detail who managed to elude police officers from two counties and three agencies in 105-degree heat Wednesday was later caught in Cleburne County, according to the Independence

Building Dreams

August 16, 2007 Some of them may have never hammered a nail, sawed a board or painted a wall, but it doesn’t matter.

News of Other Days

August 16, 2007 Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Aug. 26, 1994. 73 YEARS AGO