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.”

Melbourne men held in home invasion, assault

October 18, 2010 MELBOURNE — A Melbourne man is being held in the Izard County jail pending formal felony charges after he allegedly invaded a Melbourne home.Robert Alan Sanchez, 30, is accused of assaulting an acquaintance who is pregnant during the very early hours Sunday morning. According to Sheriff Tate Lawrence, the woman was seen in the emergency room of a Batesville hospital.Another man, Sergio Rodriguez, 31 of Melbourne is also being held pending charges. Rodriquez accompanied Sanchez to the woman’s home.

Tipis, weapons part of fall family event

October 18, 2010 Old Independence Regional Museum’s fourth Annual Fall Family Day will answer questions such as how Native Americans kept rain from pouring into the smoke flap of their tipis (teepees), and how long it took to flintknap an arrowhead, said Amanda Nikkel, humanities educator.Like previous years, members of the Indian Inter-Tribal Association of Arkansas will be at the museum from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday to entertain and educate the Family Day audience.

Lyon gears up for Homecoming week

October 18, 2010 Lyon College Homecoming 2010 events kick off this week with a variety of activities for current students and alumni.Things got started over the weekend as student groups began painting the town, decorating store windows along Harrison, St. Louis and Main streets in Batesville. Prizes will be awarded for the most windows painted as well as the best depiction of the “Lyon Heart” theme.

Fire under investigation

October 18, 2010 Frankie England wasn’t expecting her place of business to be roped off with charred items scattered around the parking lot.But that’s just what the Thrifty’s store manager found when she arrived to open the store in west Batesville Saturday morning.A joint venture of the Arkansas Sheriff’s Youth Ranches and Luke 4:18 Ministries, Thrifty’s resale shop opened in June of this year. 

Bomb found. Item detonated; probe continues

October 18, 2010 It wasn’t a game this time around. Unlike the suspicious ammo can found on the White River Bridge recently that turned out to be part of a geocaching computer game, the suspicious canister found on the Dota Creek Bridge on Galloway Road near Newark Saturday morning turned out to be a real bomb.Independence County Sheriff Alan Cockrill said this morning the bomb was found by a motorist who saw something on the bridge that didn’t look right.“He got out to move it off the road, thinking it was something else, and realized it was a bomb and called us,” Cockrill said.

EHC ranks first in state

October 18, 2010 Each year tens of thousands of people in Arkansas and Independence County freely give hundreds of thousands of hours of their time in volunteering for causes they consider important. Just how important is this volunteer time?The Extension Homemakers of Arkansas gave 517,274 hours of volunteer time during the business year beginning July 1, 2009 and ending June 30, 2010. These hours have an economic value in the state of $10,464,453. The list of causes these folks volunteer for is lengthy and widely varied.

Southside FD serving chili

October 18, 2010 SOUTHSIDE — Southside Fire Department will have a chili supper from 3 to 8 p.m. Friday.Cost is $5 per plate.A silent auction and a raffle of a $150 gas card and a gun will be held.