Melbourne girl to represent state

August 13, 2007 MELBOURNE — A Melbourne teenager will represent the state of Arkansas in the Miss Teen USA pageant later this month.

News of Other Days

August 10, 2007 Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Aug. 22, 1994. 73 YEARS AGO

Watermelon contest winners named

August 10, 2007 CAVE CITY — The watermelon judging for the 28th annual Cave City Watermelon Festival is done except for the People’s Choice Award, tabulator James Mack Street said.

Hillcrest to demolish five buildings

August 10, 2007 LYNN — Five old buildings that once housed classes, basketball games and administrators are coming down in the Hillcrest School District.

Charge dropped

August 10, 2007 A man who authorities claimed would face kidnapping charges in the disappearance of his daughter, does not, after the Webster County, Mo., prosecutor dismissed the charge against him.

Escapee caught

August 10, 2007 A man who escaped local authorities Thursday has been captured, according to the Independence County Sheriff’s Office. 

Townsends, officials meet

August 10, 2007 Officials are hopeful that an odor emanating from a Batesville poultry plant will be improved soon.

Items pour in for live auction

August 9, 2007 Laser therapy. Hay bales. Jewelry. Furniture and home accessories. Frozen chicken tenders. And even a registered Boston terrier.

Troopers cite hundreds

August 9, 2007 A total of 381 citations were issued in Independence County after members of the Arkansas State Police worked the county during a four-day stretch.