Arrests made

December 13, 2006 A Newport woman was arrested on charges of shoplifting at a Batesville store Saturday morning after she reportedly could not provide receipts for merchandise in her shopping bag, according to sheriff&

Cowboy Church ready to break out of gate

December 13, 2006 SIDNEY — Enough interest was shown during an organizational meeting Monday in Sidney that a Cowboy Church will be formed in the area, Lance Hames, one of the organizers, said.

Judge hands down ‘not guilty’ decision

December 13, 2006 Not guilty. That was the decision rendered by Jackson County District Judge Barbara Griffin concerning a dispute that arose at a local car dealership after a customer claimed he was assaulted.

Jaycees show true meaning of Christmas

December 13, 2006 Lorrie McClure had wondered and worried about buying gifts for all the children enrolled in the Big Brothers Big Sisters of North Central Arkansas program.

Lyon writer-in-residence wins fellowship

December 12, 2006 According to the chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts, Lyon’s Writer-in-Residence Andrea Hollander Budy is helping “make literature a more important part of American lives,&rdqu

Sharp JPs adopt 2007 plan

December 12, 2006 ASH FLAT — The Sharp County Quorum Court adopted a 2007 budget Monday that lists anticipated general revenue for the general fund at $2,417,719. 

News of Other Days

December 12, 2006 Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Dec. 22, 1993. 77 YEARS AGO

Budget approved

December 12, 2006 In its final meeting of 2006, the Independence County Quorum Court approved a $16 million budget for 2007 and agreed to lease the county’s trash collection and transfer station to a private ente

Melbourne wins top honor

December 12, 2006 MELBOURNE — For the third year in a row, the Melbourne School District has been listed among the state’s top 10 school districts and awarded the Golden Apple Award.