News of Other Days

February 2, 2011 Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Aug. 22, 1991. 

USDA to survey farmers’ planting intentions in March

February 2, 2011 LITTLE ROCK — On the heels of an unpredictable crop year and volatile weather patterns, what will Arkansas farmers plant in 2011? What is the outlook for corn, cotton, rice, soybeans and other crops?These are just a couple of the questions that will be answered by the March Agricultural Survey, conducted by the U.S.  Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS).

Playhouse slates one-act plays

February 2, 2011 MOUNTAIN HOME — Twin Lakes Playhouse’s first production of the year is the adult comedy “Answers” by Ernest Thompson, directed by Carol Eberhard. It opens March 4.“Answers,” a trilogy of one-act plays, asks the age-old question, “What if?” In the first scenario, a young woman stopped by a policeman promises him “A Good Time” (the title of the first one-act) when he comes to New York if he will not give her a ticket. “What if …” he takes her up on the offer? 

Man arrested after ‘short struggle’

February 2, 2011 A man accused of destroying a home on Batesville Boulevard was arrested after Officer Colby Markum arrived around 5:14 a.m. Saturday.Markum said when he arrived he was met by 35-year-old Charles Warfield, who was standing outside his residence claiming Derek Hill was inside his home destroying it.Warfield told Markum that Hill had knocked everything off the TV and kicked out the front screen door window.Warfield said Hill stays at the residence “off and on.”

ASU Theatre to host ‘The Butler Did It’

February 2, 2011 Jonesboro — The Arkansas State University Theatre will present its next production “The Butler Did It” Feb. 25-26, 28 and March 1-2 in the Drama Theatre, Fowler Center, 201 Olympic Drive, Jonesboro.“The Butler Did It,” a comedy/thriller by Walter Marks and Peter Marks, is deft and diabolically clever. This thriller mingles laughter and chills as it skillfully unwinds its twisted tale of murder and mayhem in the glittering world of the theater.

Movie will be shown

February 2, 2011 Jubilee Family Church in Batesville will host a free drive-in movie at 7 p.m. Friday.“Inception” will be projected in high definition in the church’s indoor theater setting. There will also be free popcorn.This is a special, family-friendly edition of the movie that has removed any objectionable language or scenes, according to a news release. The church is located at 45 Thunderbird Lane, about two miles east of Walmart on Harrison Street. For more information, call (870) 793-9124.

CPR classes scheduled

February 2, 2011 Vital Link ambulance service will offer the health care provider cardiopulmonary resuscitation and first aid class from 9 a.m. to noon Feb. 16 in the Alan Davis Conference Center, located at 1033 E.M.S. Drive in Batesville. The fee is $40.The Heartsaver cardiopulmonary resuscitation and first aid class will be offered from 6 to 10 p.m. Feb. 28 in the same location. The fee of $25 covers the cost of the textbook and the CPR card.To register for either class, call (870) 793-3351.

Church to host singles

February 2, 2011 Batesville First Assembly of God will host a “Survivor Party” for the non-married adults of the Family Connections Ministry at 6 p.m. Feb. 11 in the Family Life Center. Admission is $3. Prizes will be awarded. Those attending are encouraged to wear “comfortable island clothes” to go along with the theme, but it is not required. Refreshments will be served. To register call (870) 793-5489.

Ash Flat Walmart makes donation

February 2, 2011 Ash Flat — Mike Alexander, manager at Walmart Super Center in Ash Flat, presented a $500 check to Ozarka College Public Relations Specialist Kim Whitten on Jan. 14.The presentation followed for a recent holiday community event held at Ozarka in Melbourne to promote drug and alcohol awareness for children and their parents.

Honkonen turns 98

February 2, 2011 Lela Honkonen celebrated her 98th birthday Thursday with a party at Wildewood Independent Living Center in Batesville. Residents were served cake, ice cream and punch and played along with Honkonen’s favorite game, bingo, with prizes for everyone.The party was hosted by Chris Treat, vice president of trust at First Community Bank Trust Department.