Vegetable oil spill contained

August 22, 2006 A vegetable oil spill at a local industry was nearly all contained on the plant’s property and cleaned up within hours, according to local authorities. 

Dharma Center to open

August 22, 2006 White River Dharma Center will have its grand opening from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday. The center is housed in the home of John and Darlene Chiaromonte at 250 Lilly St. in west Batesville.

More voting machines to arrive

August 22, 2006 More than 50 new voting machines are scheduled to arrive in Batesville this week, according to Independence County Election Commission chairman Harold Wilson.

News of Other Days

August 22, 2006 Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Sept. 1, 1993. 95 YEARS AGO

Patrons support gospel music programs

August 22, 2006 CAVE CITY — The Cave City School Board got a hearty, surprise “thank you” from a group of area residents Monday.

Reading council officers elected

August 22, 2006 Officers of the North Arkansas Reading Council attended the Arkansas Reading Association’s Leadership Training Workshop July 21 and 22 at the Hilton Metro in Little Rock.

News of Other Days

August 21, 2006 Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Aug. 31, 1993. 95 YEARS AGO

Life was a dance

August 21, 2006 Patrick Crommett of Batesville danced for the love of it, but he was once rated one of the top five male ballet dancers in the world.

Cedar Ridge to rent house

August 21, 2006 NEWARK — A house owned by the Cedar Ridge School District, where former Superintendent Guy Santucci lived before he was fired by the board, will now be rented to a new English teacher.