Batesville woman crowned 2006 fair queen

October 30, 2006 LITTLE ROCK — Ashton Schmidt, 18, of Batesville, representing Independence County, was crowned the 2006 Arkansas State Fair Queen recently in Little Rock.

Soldier flags school with war memento

October 27, 2006 An American flag, No. 3 of 20, was carried Sept. 11, 2006, on a sensitive Department of Defense Intelligence mission by a 1978 Batesville High School graduate.

Agri secretary discusses biofuels

October 27, 2006 Having a state agriculture department is a good thing for Arkansas, the secretary of the new department told Ozark Woodland Owners Association and Independence-Jackson Cattleman’s Association me

News of Other Days

October 27, 2006 Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Nov. 8, 1993. 77 YEARS AGO

Cave explorer to visit Lyon Monday

October 27, 2006 Geologist and noted cave explorer Dr. Louise D. Hose will visit Lyon College for a convocation at 7:30 p.m. Monday in Nucor Auditorium. The event is free and open to the public.

Vandalism, thefts reported

October 27, 2006 A Newark man has reported $30,000 worth of damage to a farm tractor parked behind a locked gate at a farm on Gap Road.

Sarah Smith

October 27, 2006 Sarah Smith FLORAL — Sarah Ethel Smith, 90, of Floral died Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2006, in Searcy.