Making a list, checking it twice:

December 19, 2006 For more than 900 years, that alacritous elf known as Santa Claus has loaded up his sleigh and brought presents to deserving children across the world.

Insurance policy still up in the air

December 19, 2006 The Batesville City Council still has not settled on a specific insurance plan for city employees, but aldermen are getting closer.

Thefts, threats reported to sheriff’s office

December 18, 2006 Several guns and some household items were reportedly stolen from a Floral residence overnight Thursday, according to the Independence County Sheriff’s Office.

Alaska resident loses life in accident

December 18, 2006 A head-on crash Saturday afternoon near Tumbling Shoals in Cleburne County claimed the life of a 71-year-old Willow, Alaska, woman, according to Arkansas State Police reports.

New buses to be purchased at Cave City

December 18, 2006 CAVE CITY — The Cave City School Board voted unanimously Thursday to solicit bids for two new route buses for the 2007-08 school year, Superintendent Steven Green said.

Fire destroys home

December 18, 2006 Smoldering rubble and a crumbling foundation are all that remains of the Sandra Brown residence following a fire of unknown origin late Friday night. 

UACCB receives $1.9M

December 18, 2006 The University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville has been awarded $1.9 million from the U.S. Department of Labor, officials have announced.

News of Other Days

December 18, 2006 Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Dec. 29, 1993. 77 YEARS AGO

Southside super

December 15, 2006 SOUTHSIDE — Southside School board members raised the stakes for the district Monday night to recruit or hold on to quality personnel.