The Independence County Public Library will be closed Saturday, Sunday and Monday in observance of the Labor Day holiday.
The library will re-open at 9 a.m. Tuesday.
Regular library hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday; and 1:30 to 5 p.m. Sunday.
For more information call the library at (870) 793-8814.
FAYETTEVILLE — A photograph taken by Tracey Haynes, a University of Arkansas graduate student, is included in a documentary that will be shown Sept. 8 at the Newseum in Washington, D.C., as part of a daylong commemoration of the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.
Haynes is in the master of arts in teaching program doing her teaching internship in eighth-grade English at Woodland Junior High School in Fayetteville. She earned an undergraduate degree from the University of Missouri in journalism with an emphasis on photojournalism.
LITTLE ROCK — Registration for Girl Scouts — Diamonds of Arkansas, Oklahoma and Texas is now under way. Many volunteers are taking part in information days at schools, where parents and girls can get more information and sign up for the new membership year.
The membership fee is $12 per year.
CONWAY (AP) — Nathan Dick threw for 280 yards and three touchdowns, and Central Arkansas beat Henderson State 38-14 Thursday night in the season opener for both teams.
Dick connected with Al Lasker, Dominique Croom and Derrick Steele on touchdown passes of 40, 34 and 21 yards, respectively.
Terence Bobo and Roosevelt Tyler added rushing touchdowns for the Bears, and Eddie Camara kicked a 42-yard field goal.
DRASCO — The Concord Pirates took the top spot in a 4-way golf match at Tannenbaum Golf Course here Thursday with a team total of 122.
The Cave City Cavemen and Greers Ferry West Side Eagles both shot 155’s. The Shirley Blue Devils finished four strokes behind them in third place with a 159.
Concord has won six of the seven events this season.
Individually, Concord’s Ryan Cornelison carded an even-par 36 to claim the medal. A.J. Cannon shot a 42 and Cameron Reesor turned in a 44 for the Pirates. Luke Cornett finished with a 46 that was not tallied with his team’s total.
POCAHONTAS — The Southside Lady Southerners remained unbeaten in 4A-Northeast Conference volleyball here Thursday with a 3-0 decision over the Pocahontas Lady Redskins.
The Lady Southerners won 25-11, 25-18, 25-17 as Jenn Wyatt hit 22 of 23 serves in play, including six aces, and dug up eight shots. Courtney Farrier also topped the charts with 13 kills and eight blocks.
Cedar Ridge at Southside
KICKOFF • TONIGHT 7
Both teams will be looking to get a win in what could be the final meeting between the two area schools. Cedar Ridge would like to get off to a 1-0 start before starting conference play against Walnut Ridge next week, and Southside hopes to end their 2-year winless streak. The Southerners, who play in the 4A-2 district, lost last year’s matchup 38-36 to the 2A-3 Timberwolves.
ROSE BUD — No waiting around this time.
The Melbourne Junior Bearkatz opened the football season here Thursday night with a 14-12, come-from-behind victory over the Rose Bud Junior Ramblers.
This time last year, the Junior Ramblers thumped the Junior ’Katz in what was Melbourne’s first-ever varsity contest. They lost their second game before winning their last six.
NEWPORT — Both head coaches said they expected a competitive game between their two junior high football teams, and their predictions couldn’t have been more true as the game ended Thursday night in a 20-20 tie.
Lately, the Batesville Junior Pioneers had dominated the series with rival Newport, outscoring the Greypups 113-18 during a 3-game span, but it looked like the home team might earn a victory when they were leading by two scores in the third quarter.
Ever broken an axle (or come close) on a county road? Or spend part of the commute home dodging potholes?
When Robert Griffin became Independence County judge, one of the ideas he had was to experiment with local resources while trying to find savings, particularly when it came to the many neglected roads out in the county.
He thinks he may have a hit upon two solutions for county roads: Fly ash on one road between Charlotte and Newark and a by-product of lime that is actually a second-grade or waste product on another road, north of Batesville.
The Batesville Daily Guard will deliver papers to area teachers who have joined the national Newspapers In Education program beginning Monday.
Delivery will continue through national Newspapers In Education week, March 5-9, 2011, coordinator and Guard circulation manager Christine Brown said.
The program is open to teachers wanting to educate using the local newspaper.
“Kids love it,” Brown said, noting that she has had those ranging from preschool teachers to Lyon College instructors sign up for the program this year.
Independence County offices will be closed Monday in observance of Labor Day, according to County Judge Robert Griffin.
However, regular countywide trash and recycling will be picked up as scheduled in the northwest corner of the county (west of Highway 167 and north of the White River).
Griffin said county offices will open as usual next Tuesday.