Candidates still filing

April 4, 2006 The following individuals have filed for candidacy in Independence County, according to the county clerk’s office, and whether they filed as Democrat, Republican or independent:

Offender arrested

April 4, 2006 Failure to appear for two state evaluations and to register his current street address with authorities has resulted in the arrest of a convicted sex offender in Independence County.

Mynatt to run as independent

April 3, 2006 Batesville mayoral candidate Dana Mynatt has announced her intention to run as an independent in the 2006 election.

McGill seeks re-election

April 3, 2006 Gainesboro Township constable Melvin McGill has announced his candidacy for re-election.

Body found near base of dam

April 3, 2006 BULL SHOALS (AP) — The body of an elderly man was found near the base of the Bull Shoals Dam, but authorities said they do not suspect foul play in his death.

Dennis Wood to run for sheriff

April 3, 2006 CHARLOTTE — Dennis L. Wood has announced he will seek the position of Independence County sheriff as a Democrat.

Artist’s work to be featured

April 3, 2006 As a computer programer and mathematician, Sheila Cantrell always viewed her world from a realistic, exacting perspective.

News of Other Days

April 3, 2006 Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on April 12, 1993. 89 Years Ago

Airport has Web site

March 31, 2006 The Batesville Regional Airport is now online.  The airport has a Web site,, designed and maintained by Ed Mabry, one of the airport commissioners.