Newark school cafeteria dressed up for holidays

December 19, 2007 NEWARK — The sign on the door says “Welcome to Our Magical Christmas,” and walking into the Newark Elementary cafeteria, one may feel like he or she has stepped into a winter wonderl

Montgomery retires

December 19, 2007 A familiar face will soon be absent from the Department of Finance and Administration in Batesville.  

County passes budget

December 19, 2007 Independence County has a 2008 budget.After several months of discussion and more than a dozen meetings, the quorum court approved it Tuesday night.

News of Other Days

December 18, 2007 Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Dec. 29, 1994.73 YEARS AGO

Utility head eliminated

December 18, 2007 The Batesville City Council cut nearly $100,000 from the 2008 utilities budget Monday night when it eliminated one position — that of the department head.

Wet/dry petitions circulated

December 18, 2007 ASH FLAT — Sharp County Attorney Larry Kissee told quorum court members Monday that petitioners seeking to put a wet-dry issue on the November ballot may take signatures in the courthouse, altho

Jobs cut

December 18, 2007 It took some time and effort, but the Independence County Quorum Court passed a solid waste budget Monday night.

Two children die in accident

December 17, 2007 BALD KNOB — Counselors were available throughout the Bald Knob school system this morning to help students deal with the aftermath of a tragic accident involving the baseball coach’s famil

Serviceman finds Guard rewarding

December 17, 2007 When Ryan Hammett isn’t required to spend his entire time with the Arkansas National Guard, he’s a student at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and works as an intern at the