CAP rated excellent

October 19, 2010 LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Wing of the Civil Air Patrol received an overall “Excellent” grade from the Air Force after a two-day test of CAP’s readiness to respond to search and rescue, disaster relief, and homeland security missions.

Pioneer junior varsity gridders rally in 2nd half, move to 7-0

October 19, 2010 The Batesville junior varsity football team closed within one game of an unbeaten season by rallying past the Jonesboro Golden Hurricane for a 29-19 victory Monday in Pioneer Stadium.The visitors led 19-14 at halftime.Batesville’s first score came in the opening quarter when Javier Rodriguez intercepted a pass and returned it 40 yards for a touchdown. Mario Garcia kicked the first of three point afters.The Pioneers’ second-quarter score came on a 22-yard run by tailback Sergio Archuleta.

O’Neal resigns

October 19, 2010 Batesville Alder-man Richard O’Neal has resigned, effective this morning.O’Neal had been remodeling his home in Westside but has found a home outside the city limits. “They called me about it; I went out to look at it and fell in love with it immediately,” he told the Guard this morning. “We closed on it last Wednesday.”O’Neal, who is the facilities manager for the Batesville School District, said he plans to start moving Wednesday of this week.

Sharp gets burn ban

October 18, 2010 ASH FLAT — A burn ban for Sharp County has been issued effective today and will remain in effect until Sharp County experiences significant rainfall.“After checking with Gene Moore, Sharp County Fire Department coordinator, the state forestry service and others in various parts of the county, the burn ban was determined to be in the best interest of the people of Sharp County,” Larry Brown, Sharp County judge, said.

Bethesda man shoots self

October 18, 2010 A Bethesda man in the emergency room of White River Medical Center with a gunshot wound Friday morning told police his wound was the result of an accident.Independence County Deputy Randy Jones said he spoke with 30-year-old Lucas Hooper of Kim Lori Lane who said that he was moving a rifle when it went off.Hooper said he was at Jason Long’s house on Fisher Lane playing video games when he picked up a .22 caliber lever action rifle off the couch and it went off, shooting him in the hand.

Jonesboro’s Delta Symphony Orchestra comes to Batesville

October 18, 2010 The Batesville Symphony League will present the Delta Symphony Orchestra at 7 p.m. Oct. 30 at Lyon College’s Brown Chapel.Dr. Neal Bartee will be at the baton for the performance that will include several selections from “Concertstuck” by Romantic composer Robert Schumann. The Jonesboro-based orchestra will perform “Capriccio Italien” by Peter Tchaikovsky and “Jupiter” (from The Planets) by English composer Gustav Holst. Greg Osborne, Jason Grisham, Rhonda Herring and Jimmy Dugan will be horn soloists in the Schumann piece.

Cedar Ridge board meets Tuesday

October 18, 2010 NEWARK — The Cedar Ridge School Board meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the central office board room at 1502 N. Hill St., Newark.Agenda items include the organization of officers, a parent-involvement proclamation, a financial report and discussion of bills.Meetings are open to the public.

Phone number provided

October 18, 2010 Additional information has been provided to the Guard regarding the Lyon College “Southern Girls” theater production that was published in Thursday’s edition. The phone number for ticket reservations is (870) 307-7510.

UACCB board to get updates

October 18, 2010 The University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville Board of Visitors will meet at 4 p.m. Thursday in Independence Hall. The agenda includes: announcements and introductions, Higher Learning Commission and updates on the golf tournament, Title III, financial aid, fall enrollment, the Performing Arts Series, Student Government Association, audit, construction and more.

Announcers interviewed on TV

October 18, 2010 Friday night’s Batesville vs. Wynne football game was an exciting one for many Pioneer fans.Commentators Ronald Richardson and Jasson Sturgeon’s account of the game-changing play by Matthew Showalter was so colorful, in fact, that the following day the two were interviewed by a Little Rock television station.The Guard’s Facebook page recorded around 1,500 views over the weekend of the YouTube video entitled “Showalter’s game-changing play.”