MELBOURNE — Gov. Mike Beebe recently announced the appointment of Darla York of Salem to the Ozarka College Board of Trustees. Her term will expire July 2018.
York is a native of Salem and is the owner and pharmacist of Salem Drug Store.
Her appointment will fill the vacancy left by Barbara Perryman when her term expired in July. The board also includes Bennie Cooper of Melbourne, chairman; Dennis Wiles of Horseshoe Bend, vice chairman; Larry Sullivan of Mountain View, secretary; Bob Evins of Cherokee Village; Paul Weaver of Violet Hill; and Jack Yancey of Brockwell.
Research just got a little easier for patrons at the Independence County Library.
Indcolib.com, the library’s website, now gives users access to research databases including those at Arkansas’ state library, where the search of one subject can return hundreds of verified peer-reviwed periodicals, and Heritage Quest, which specializes in geneaology through research of U.S. Census records, books and periodicals.
This site requires users to log in using the barcode located on the back of their library cards.
The “New Show,” featuring the Randy and Stephanie Wade Band, will perform at the Simply Southern Playhouse Music Theater at 201 E. Main St. on Friday. The band includes the Wades; the “Singing Cowboy” Allen Steiner; Slayton Thompson on drums and harmonica; and singer/songwriter Debbie Cochran on bass. Doors open at 6 p.m. Seating is limited so early arrival is recommended. Music begins at 7. Admission is $5 for adults and $2 for children 12 and under.
A tribute for Sara Low and all other 9/11 victims will be held on Sunday at First United Methodist Church, 615 E. Main St. in Batesville.
Low was a flight attendant on American Airlines Flight 11, the first plane to hit the Twin Towers. She was a member of First United Methodist Church and a table will be set up with a photo of her displayed. “We’ll have flags along the Main street,” said Katie McLean, member and childhood friend of Low’s.
“We went all through school together. We were both in cheerleading and gymnastics together. We lived close to each,” she said.
SEARCY — An Austin man died as the result of a one-vehicle accident in White County around 9:08 a.m. Monday at about the 35-mile marker on U.S. Highway 67-167, said Arkansas State Trooper Mike McNeill.
The victim, 26-year-old Jonathan Kuykendall, was driving a 1996 Honda ACC south on 67-167 when the vehicle entered into the median, then attempted to pull back onto the highway but went out of control, left the roadway, traveled up an embankment and struck an overpass, McNeill said.
It came to rest in the southbound ditch.
A public auction for tax delinquent properties will be held Thursday at the Ramada Inn, 1325 N. St. Louis in Batesville. Registration will begin at 9:30 a.m. and the sale starts at 10.
According to their website cosl.org, auctions are held for lands that were forfeited to the state for non-payment of real property taxes. A list of the properties were published in the Aug. 24 issue of the Guard.
NEWPORT — A car, truck and bike show will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Lakeside Chevrolet, located at 520 Malcolm Ave. in Newport.
Proceeds will go to benefit the Jackson County Humane Society.
Trophies will be awarded at 2 p.m. for the following categories: best in show, driver’s choice, people’s choice, humane society choice, kids’ choice, best antique, best hot rod, best import, best truck in show and best bike.
There will be a 50/50 pot and dash plaques.
A report of two men drinking led to one’s arrest Friday, according to a report from the Independence County Sheriff’s Office.
Deputy Mike Price was dispatched to Independence Inn with a report that some people were drunk. At the location Price made contact with Thomas Ralls, 63, who was carrying a bottle of vodka. Michael Vaughan, 19, was also in the room. Ralls was taken into custody for furnishing alcoholic beverages to a minor.
In other reports:
He wanted in and they took him in.
A man who came to the Independence County jail early Friday morning to turn himself in was arrested for being drunk in public and found there was not an arrest warrant for him after all.
In celebrating the 10th anniversary of one of the most horrific events in the history of the United States one cannot help but reflect back on the past decade. We have come a long way, but I am wondering if we have gone the right way.
My wife and I were thinking about this the other night and she startled me with a question. Most of the time she just startles me, but this time she had substance in the form of a question.
“I wonder,” she said rather thoughtfully, “where all the heroes are today?”
Anti-bullying measures are getting pretty tough.
According to The New York Times, New Jersey has implemented the nation’s toughest anti-bullying law.
It “demands that all public schools adopt comprehensive antibullying policies (there are 18 pages of ‘required components’), increase staff training and adhere to tight deadlines for reporting episodes.”