Al-Anon holds meetings

July 28, 2010 Al-Anon meets at 5:30 p.m. on Mondays at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Batesville.

Heber Springs to host concert

July 28, 2010 HEBER SPRINGS — Jeff Jenkins and Joe Ott will be performing the mountain dulcimer in concert at 7 p.m. Saturday at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers William Carl Garner Visitor Center auditorium.The visitor center is located north of Heber Springs at the west end of the dam on Highway 25 and is open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. All programs are free and open to the public. For more information call (501) 362-9067.

Prayer shawl group to meet

July 28, 2010 BETHESDA — The prayer shawl knitting/crotcheting group meets every Thursday at 6 p.m. at Bethesda Campground Methodist Church. Refreshments are served, and all are welcome, according to Joyce Williams. For more information, call Williams at (870) 799-3743.

Tosh reunion is Sunday

July 28, 2010 The Tosh family reunion will be from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday in the George Rider Room at First Community Bank in Batesville.A potluck will be served at 1 p.m. Those attending are asked to bring their favorite dish.The event is open to all family and friends.

Church schedules VBS

July 28, 2010 GRANGE — Corinth Missionary Baptist Church located at Grange near Cave City will host vacation Bible school from 6-8 p.m. Aug. 2-6.Classes will be held for those ages 4 to 19 and there will be a nursery for younger children. “We will have classes, music, crafts and refreshments,” volunteer Yota Shaw said. The event is open to the public.Corinth Missionary Baptist is located three miles east on Highway 230. From the stop light at Cave City turn left on Grange Road and continue five miles, Shaw said. The church will be on the right.

Fulton fair deadlines near

July 28, 2010 SALEM — Fulton County Fair officials remind all pageant and talent contestants and creative arts and livestock exhibitors of entry deadlines for the fair.Beauty pageant, photogenic contest, horse show queen, and talent entries must be received or postmarked no later than Friday. Entries may be left at the Fulton County Fair Office, SABCO Insurance, George Thomas CPA Office, or the Fulton County Farm Bureau Office in Salem, Perryman Realty in Viola or Mammoth Spring Bank in Mammoth Spring. All entry fees for these contests should be paid by this date.

CARTI seeks art for 2011 calendar

July 28, 2010 LITTLE ROCK — Visual art depicting the impressions of those whose lives have been touched by cancer diagnosis and treatment is currently being sought by the Central Arkansas Radiation Therapy Institute (CARTI) for the 2011 edition of its annual award-winning desk calendar, “The Art of Survival.”

Hubbell to tell latest news on cattle raising

July 28, 2010 “Cows, Cattle and Change” is the program topic at Old Independence Regional Museum for its free 4 p.m. Aug. 8 program.Don Hubbell, speaker for the program, will tell how things have changed over the decades in the raising of cattle, and concentrate on recent research.Curator Twyla Wright said, “For many years dairy herds, along with beef cattle, were prominent in our region. Now, there are far fewer dairies. We look forward to hearing Don tell us about what is being done now in livestock production.

Felon fires firearm, lands in jail

July 28, 2010 Being found with not only a weapon, but a stolen one, didn’t bode well for Timothy W. Brock, 42, of Sulphur Rock on Saturday.Brock, a convicted felon, is charged with being in possession of a firearm and theft by receiving, both class B felonies, after witnesses say he was firing a pistol and making threats, according to an affidavit filed in Independence County Circuit Court.Sheriff’s Deputy Duane Grice was dispatched to a domestic disturbance where witnesses said Brock appeared to be under the influence of a controlled substance and had a .357 Magnum in his possession.

Report: Rained hard at airport

July 28, 2010 The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s website total of .28 of an inch of rainfall at the Batesville Airport on Monday, as reported in Tuesday’s edition of the Guard, was incorrect, an airport employee said this morning.It rained so hard for a while Monday afternoon at the airport that three planes were kept in the air because the pilots could not see to land, she said.“We had at least a half-inch or more out here,” she added.When asked how much the rain gauge at the airport registered, she said no one checked it.