AATYC honors two at fall conference

November 22, 2010 Summer George has been named the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville’s 2010 Academic All-Star, while Gilbert Lopez is UACCB’s 2010 Outstanding Alumni.Both received plaques from Dr. Ed Franklin, executive director of the Arkansas Association of Two-Year Colleges during the AATYC’s Fall Conference in Hot Springs.George is active on campus and is a member of Circle K International and the parliamentarian for the Student Government Association. She plans to transfer to the University of Central Arkansas next fall.

Folk center selling tickets for ‘An Ozark Christmas Carol’

November 22, 2010 MOUNTAIN VIEW — The Ozark Folk Center State Park will host a dinner theater production of “An Ozark Christmas Carol” on Dec. 10. The evening will start will a wassail bowl reception and music by the up and coming string band, Sylamore Crossing. After guests are seated, Skillet Restaurant staff will serve up a Christmas feast that features prime rib, salmon or portabello Wellington. As you enjoy your delicious meal, learn how timber baron Ebe Scrooge learns to appreciate the spirit of Christmas.

Angel Tree names ready

November 22, 2010 The Angel Tree names are ready for pickup, announced United Way’s Sue Karg.“This year Angel Tree has between 1,300 and 1,400 names of children from our community to be given out to those of you that can find it in your hearts to make sure these children have a Merry Christmas,” Karg said. “We have the child’s first name, their gender, age and sizes and what they wish for Christmas.These names are now ready for pickup at the United Way office on the first floor of First Community Bank, as well as FCB and Citizens Bank Main Branch.

Program highlights health careers

November 22, 2010 Thanks to the recent expansion of the medical professions education program at UACCB, many high school students are finding out if the health care field is right for them before ever receiving a diploma.

Deputy struck by car, injured

November 22, 2010 MELBOURNE — An Izard County deputy who was working an accident scene was injured in a separate incident early Friday night. Deputy Acy Beebe, 24, and another deputy had responded to an accident on Arkansas 69 in Melbourne involving a vehicle and a deer. Beebe was cleaning the scene of the accident when he was hit by David Hallowell, 65, of Sage, who according to reports was driving at an excessive rate of speed, Sheriff Tate Lawrence said.

Heart transplant gives family new outlook

November 22, 2010 NEWPORT — Harrison Brooks doesn’t look like a child who had a heart transplant before he was even a year old. By most appearances, Harrison is like any other 3-year-old. He runs, jumps, plays with his Lightning McQueen cars, hugs on the family dog. He’s crazy about Buzz Lightyear and his face is usually lit up by a big smile.In fact, only the telltale sign that he’s not like other preschoolers is a thin white scar that runs down his breastbone.

Blanchard offering Headlamp Tours, Caroling in Caverns

November 19, 2010 MOUNTAIN VIEW — Blanchard Springs Caverns visitors will soon be able to take a real look at life in the dark as it hosts “Discovery in the Dark” tours on the Discovery Trail at 12:45 p.m. on Saturdays this fall, allowing visitors an experience closer to that of the early explorers of the caverns system. The tour offers a slightly different opportunity for visitors to the middle level of the caverns as tours will be conducted with the lights off, allowing each tour participant to carry a battery-operated flashlight.

Charlotte EHC

November 19, 2010 CHARLOTTE — The Charlotte Extension Homemakers club met Nov. 10 at the home of Pat Mason.The meeting started with the reading of inspirational and thought for the month, followed by a program about medicines in the home and using medicines wisely.Members worked on the scrapbook and the project book that was to be turned in by Nov. 15 and discussed what craft, a Christmas ornament, they plan to make at the nursing home on Nov. 29. The club will attend the Christmas Council Meeting Dec. 3, and take 15 Christmas stockings for the Angel Tree in Batesville.

Black joins Citizens Bank

November 19, 2010 Richard Black has joined the lending team at Citizens Bank as vice president of commercial lending, according to a news release. Black is a very familiar name in the field of banking in Independence County, the release states, as he has more than 36 years of banking and financial services experience, five of which were with Citizens Bank.A graduate of Arkansas State University, Black also graduated from Southwestern Graduate School of Banking in Dallas, the ABA National Commercial Lending School, AIB Commercial Lending School and has Brokers License Series 7, 31, & 66.

Christmas memories sought

November 19, 2010 The Batesville Daily Guard is publishing its annual Seasons Greetings special section Dec. 23.Anyone wishing to share a special Christmas memory for publishing in this section may bring the story and/or a photo to go with the memory to the Guard office at 258 W. Main St., mail it to the Guard, Attn: Kay Tharp, P.O. Box 2036, Batesville, AR 72503, or e-mail it to kaytharp@guardonline.com.The deadline for stories and photos is Dec. 8.