Batesville Community Orchestra, composed of area musicians, will perform at 7 p.m. Saturday in Independence Hall on the campus of the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville.
This Winter Festival concert will open with John Williams’ “Olympic Fanfare” from the 1984 Olympics. Completing the program are “The Vivaldi Concerto Op. 3, No. 11, featuring Veronica Krogen, Nancy Summitt and Kevin Peek, Beethoven’s Symphony No. 1, IV Hector Berlioz’s “Roman Carnival Overture” and Mussorgsky’s “The Great Gate of Kiev.”
The concert is free and open to the public.
Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on July 21, 1992.
95 YEARS AGO
The contractor and a force of workmen have begun with the excavation work for the new Episcopal Church on Main Street, as the old building was torn away several days ago. The new church is to be built at a cost of about $18,000 and will be surpassed by none in beauty and arrangement in the state. While the building is being constructed, the congregation is meeting in the old First Methodist Church.
SEARCY (AP) — Salt is a commodity that can be found in nearly every restaurant and home in the U.S. It even comes in little packets when purchasing fast food.
But in the 1860s, salt was highly valued, as it was the only means of preserving meat during the day. Keeping something cold to preserve it was often out of the question. Therefore, people during the 1860s had to use salt to keep their meat as long as possible — especially when a person was moving from camp to camp during the Civil War.
Here at the Batesville Daily Guard we are kicking off the new year by Raising the Bar.
Because we had such good response from our first magazine publication, we are now working on a second that is scheduled for publication Jan. 31.
This magazine will differ slightly from our last one, and will be geared toward a more magazine style.
Our storyline will focus on some of our area attorneys who have some great stories to tell from how law became a chosen profession, to highly publicized cases and even how they have been instrumental in seeing laws changed.
The following is an account of an event that occurred in the late 1940s. Though this as accurate a summary of the event as memory permits, a certain degree of embellishment or journalistic license is readily apparent to add color and humor to a hilarious occasion. It certainly was not viewed as such by the principal involved. I hope you enjoy reading this story as much as I have in recalling it.
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Oklahoma State has its chance to be in the national-championship conversation.
All the Cowboys need now is a little help from Alabama.
Surviving a missed field goal at the end of regulation and getting a big kick of its own in overtime, No. 3 Oklahoma State opened the door for the chance at a split national championship with a wildly entertaining 41-38 win over No. 4 Stanford on Monday night.
The Lyon College basketball teams won and lost in out-of-state contests over the weekend.
In the Belhaven Holiday Classic in Jackson, Miss., the Scot women routed the Southern Arkansas Lady Muleriders 78-49.
In an exhibition game in Beaumont, Texas, on Saturday, the NCAA Division I Lamar Cardinals walloped the Scot men 102-58.
JONESBORO — The Cedar Ridge Timberwolves withstood the charge they knew was coming and then claimed their second Northeast Arkansas Invitational Tournament Division I high school basketball championship with a 53-39 victory over the Bay Yellowjackets here Friday night.
DRASCO — J.U. Norton Jr., 85, of Drasco died Thursday, Dec. 29, 2011, at his home.
Born April 24, 1926, at Wolf Bayou, he was the son of Jacob Upton and Mary Alta Ward Norton. He was a U.S. Army veteran. He was a retired farmer and was of the Christian faith.
Survivors include his wife, Daurice Barker Norton; a son, Dr. Morgan Norton of Batesville; two daughters, Kim Barks of Drasco and Ellen Duke of Little Rock; three grandchildren, Silas Duke and Sadie Duke, both of Little Rock, and Jacob Norton of Batesville; and several nephews and nieces.
SULPHUR ROCK — Thomas W. Smith, 74, of Sulphur Rock died Friday, Dec. 30, 2011, at his home.
Born Jan. 12, 1937, in Gurdon, he was the son of Thomas E. and Rosie Mae Reynolds Smith. He was employed for 21 years at Mohawk Rubber Company in West Helena and retired from the Millwright Union. He was a member of First Pentecostal Church in Sulphur Rock.
Wanda Lee Casey Girtman, 77, of Batesville died Friday, Dec. 30, 2011, in a Batesville nursing home.
Born Dec. 26, 1934, in Ash Flat, she was the daughter of Roosevelt and Pearl Mears Casey. She worked at Westport Casuals and retired from White-Rodgers Manufacturing Company. She enjoyed reading, playing Farmville on Facebook, baking, especially at Christmas, watching “All My Children” and spending time with her grandchildren. She was a member of Cave City Baptist Church.