News of Other Days

August 7, 2007 Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Aug. 17, 1994. 73 YEARS AGO

Filing closes for upcoming school elections

August 7, 2007 Five more people have filed for positions on the soon-to-be-formed Midland School Board, bringing the number of candidates there to 15, according to the Independence County Clerk’s Office.

It was a good trade

August 7, 2007 MOUNTAIN VIEW — In the 1950s, Walter Eugene “Shorty” Thompson traded an airplane for an old pickup truck with a projector and popcorn machine in the back. 

Subdivision code in city’s future

August 7, 2007 A city subdivision code, outlining uniform requirements that engineers and contractors must follow during construction, is a step closer to reality.

Cuts made

August 7, 2007 CONCORD — The Concord School District is making cuts to a $1.6 million building project.

Bowers announces re-election bid

August 6, 2007 Independence County Sheriff Keith Bowers has announced his candidacy for re-election in the upcoming Democratic Primary Election in May.

Runaway truck injures local man

August 6, 2007 A Batesville businessman who sustained burns and broken bones after being pinned underneath his truck remains hospitalized in the intensive care unit at White River Medical Center.

Falling limb kills camper

August 6, 2007 HARDY — A 32-year-old Piggott woman died Saturday morning as the result of a freak accident involving a falling tree limb at Hardy Camper Park, Assistant Police Chief James Hutchison said.

Conway woman crowned

August 6, 2007 The  runner-up to Miss Arkansas 2007 will get another chance for the state title, after winning the Miss White River 2008 pageant.