Single’s ministry to grill out

April 16, 2010 Matthew 6:33 single’s ministry will meet at 6:33 p.m. Saturday at Kennedy Park pavilion #6, Batesville.The event is free and open to all Christian singles age 21 and older. The group will grill hot dogs, have a short devotion, then take part in some outdoor games. Lawn chairs are welcome. In the event of rain we will meet at First Community Bank George Rider Community Room.For more information, call group leaders Glen McKay at (870) 530-1044 or Rhonda McKay at (870) 761-8353.

Moms of Military to meet

April 16, 2010 The Moms of the Military (MOMS) Prayer and Support Group will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday at Fellowship Baptist Church.The meeting is open to all women with family serving in any branch of the military. The group meets the third Monday evening of each month to share experiences, military information and ideas, and to support one another. Child care will be available. For information call Debbie Webb at (870) 251-2100 or the church at 251-1918. The church is located at 1003 Batesville Blvd.

Shriners considering parade dates

April 16, 2010 The White River Shrine Club will meet Tuesday at Kelley-Wyatt’s Restaurant in Batesville. The Dutch treat meal begins at 5:30 p.m. and the meeting follows at 6:30.The group will discuss its upcoming parade schedule for 2010.The meal and meeting are open to members and their guests, and potential members.

UACCB marks record enrollment

April 16, 2010 UACCB has set another enrollment record for the spring semester: 1,645. Brian Berry, vice chancellor for enrollment management and student services, reported Thursday that the numbers were up in almost every area across the board. One of the exceptions, however, was transfer students, but the previous number was an abnormally high number, Berry said.“We continue to be in population non-traditional (age 25 and older),” Berry noted.The headcount of 1,645 is up 12.3 percent from last spring’s 1,465.

Correction: Mammography

April 16, 2010 Incorrect information was provided to the Guard for an article in Wednesday’s paper about digital mammography. The digital mammography was funded in part by a grant secured with assistance from Arkansas’ Congressional delegation, not the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation.

Biker dies in Sharp Co. wreck

April 16, 2010 CAVE CITY — A 32-year-old Nebraska man died shortly before 6:30 p.m. Thursday when he lost control of his motorcycle on state Highway 114 east of Cave City near its intersection with state Highway 58, according to Arkansas State Trooper Ben Rapert.Thomas G. Huckabay was riding his 2005 Suzuki motorcycle south on Highway 115 when he crossed the center line and struck a 2002 Peterbilt tractor-trailer rig which was traveling the opposite direction, Rapert said.

Barber wins Peace Award

April 16, 2010 WILMINGTON, N.C. — The recipients of the 2010 Sunshine Peace Awards were announced April 1 in Wilmington, N.C. This prestigious award was established to honor the vital role that workers in the domestic violence field play within our communities.

Reagan Day dinner set

April 16, 2010 The Independence County Republican party will have a Reagan Day dinner at 7 p.m. Saturday at the fire training center on Chaney Drive in Batesville.Special guest speaker will be Doyle Webb, chairman of the Arkansas Republican party. State and local candidates will also speak.A barbecue meal will be served.Tickets are $15 per person or $25 per couple. Children 6 and under will be admitted free.

Voter registration deadline nears

April 16, 2010 LITTLE ROCK —Secretary of State Charlie Daniels reminds Arkansans that Monday is the last day to register to vote in the May 18 Preferential Primary and Nonpartisan Judicial Election.Voter registration applications may be completed at the county clerk’s office located in the Independence County Courthouse in Batesville. A copy of the application is also available at Tuesday, Daniels announced the launch of a new mobile application that will allow Arkansas residents to verify their voter registration information with the convenience of a smartphone.

Armed robbery reported

April 16, 2010 The Independence County Sheriff’s Department was notified today of an armed robbery which had occurred at Desha Flash Market.It was reported that two suspects had entered the store armed with handguns and had taken money.Within minutes of the report, the sheriff’s department patrol division had apprehended two suspects. The suspects are currently incarcerated on a probable cause hold pending formal charges.Further details will be released as the investigation continues.