Escapee captured in bedroom

March 29, 2006 ASH FLAT — Sharp County sheriff’s officers serving a misdemeanor warrant found more than they expected at a residence Tuesday — a state prison escapee hiding in a bedroom.

Man, 83, dies from gunshot

March 28, 2006 An 83-year-old Newark man died as the result of a gunshot wound Sunday morning, according to the Independence County Sheriff’s Office.

Proposal set at $6.25

March 28, 2006 LITTLE ROCK (AP) — An alternative minimum wage proposal has surfaced that would set the hourly wage in Arkansas at $6.25, rather than $6.15 as set out in a proposed constitutional amendment.&

News of Other Days

March 28, 2006 Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on April 6, 1993. 95 Years Ago

River View Hotel to host program on April 9

March 28, 2006 CALICO ROCK — The historic River View Hotel will host the Spring History Program of the Izard County Historical and Genealogical Society at 2 p.m. April 9.

Woman with ‘drinking problem’ arrested

March 28, 2006 CAVE CITY — A 25-year-old Newport woman was arrested for public intoxication Sunday after Cave City police received a telephone tip from a caller in Ash Flat, Police Chief Vernon Gann said.

Rogers to seek second term

March 28, 2006 WALNUT RIDGE — State Rep. J.R. Rogers of Walnut Ridge has announced that he will seek re-election for a second term in the Arkansas House of Representatives for District 73.