Art show scheduled

August 18, 2010 HARDY — The 2010 Spring River Artist Guild Art Show will be on display for viewing at the Spring River Gallery from Sept. 3-12, with a reception from 2-3:30 p.m. Sept. 12. Awards will be made at 3 and will include multiple first, second and third places, Best of Show and People’s Choice.Southern artist Jim Hardin will judge the show this year. He has exhibited widely throughout the South. It is written of Hardin that, “His oils and watercolors reflect all that is traditionally southern: the warmth, beauty and serenity that God has provided through his beautiful creations.”

Car wash to benefit church

August 18, 2010 Second Chance Church will hold a car wash from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday at Auto Zone in Batesville.All proceeds go to the “Feed The Needy Program” the church runs each Monday and Saturday morning at 23 Griffin Road.

Eastside Baptist plans anniversary

August 18, 2010 CAVE CITY — Eastside Southern Baptist Church in Cave City is celebrating its 50th anniversary Aug. 29 for all former members and friends of Eastside Baptist.Brother Ronnie Toon, Independence Baptist Association missionary, will bring the morning message followed by a potluck meal in the fellowship hall. Those attending are asked to bring pictures and other memorabilia to share.

Foster parent meeting slated

August 18, 2010 Independence County Department of Human Services will present two informational meetings about foster parenting and adoption at 100 Weaver Ave. in Batesville.The meetings will be at 6 p.m. Monday and 6 p.m. Sept. 20.To fill out an online inquiry, visit

Relationship conference planned

August 18, 2010 Believers’ Community Church will host a Relationship Conference for couples and singles Friday and Saturday.On Friday, a meal will be served at 5:30 p.m., and the conference will begin at 6:30. On Saturday, a continental breakfast will be served at 8:30 a.m., and the conference will begin at 9.The cost is $15 per person. Child care will be provided. Date night packages will be given away.For more information call (870) 793-8365 or (870) 613-2782. The church is located at 3645 North St. Louis St. in Batesville.

Sheriff: Alcohol factor in family fight

August 18, 2010 MELBOURNE — A Friday night family fight in Oxford led to the arrest of an Oxford man.Michael Edward Fox, 23, of HC 79 Box 145, was arrested pending formal charges of assault. Sheriff Tate Lawrence said Fox assaulted his mother and she required medical attention at an area hospital. He remains in the Izard County jail. Lawrence said alcohol appeared to be a contributing factor.

Estes arrested for drugs

August 18, 2010 ASH FLAT — A 29-year-old Ash Flat man was charged with two drug-related felonies, according to public records in the Sharp County Clerk’s Office.James Douglas Estes was charged with delivery of a controlled substance (marijuana), a class C felony; and possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver within 1,000 feet of a certain facility.If found guilty, the charge involving the facility (Papoose Park) could cause Estes to receive a 10-year-enhancement on his sentence.


August 18, 2010 A Batesville High School cheerleader was incorrectly named in Monday’s edition of the Guard. Pictured on page 6 was Callie Boyce. An incorrect date was also listed in Monday’s back’s to school story. Classes at the Southside School District begin Thursday.

Curves collects school supplies

August 18, 2010 Curves for Women, 2517 Harrison St. in Batesville, is holding a back to school fundraising effort this week to benefit local schools, according to owner Bobby Sanders.“We are collecting school supplies for a local school that will be chosen by a drawing on Thursday,” Sanders said.“While we work to improve the lives of the women in the Batesville area through Curves, we also feel it is important to reach out to our community with support for the start of a new school year.”For more information regarding the fundraising program, call Terri Sanders at (870) 612-8783.

Comedians to perform at Habitat benefit

August 18, 2010 Paul Harris & The Cleverlys will perform at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 27 at the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville’s Independence Hall, located at 2005 White Drive. Tickets for the show are $20 each and are available for purchase at Economart Pharmacy, First Community Bank, and Citizens Bank. Proceeds will benefit Habitat for Humanity of Independence County.Harris’ career has taken him from comedy clubs to headlining his own show in Branson, Mo., according to a news release. Comedian/singer/musician, his musical tastes range from rock to bluegrass.