Izard Co. held Day of Prayer

May 12, 2010 MELBOURNE — More than 40 people attended the National Day of Prayer event held Thursday at the Izard County Sheriff’s Office, according to a news release. Speakers at the event included Justin Clark, Terry Segar and Jim Weston. Dianna Melton sang the National Anthem. Following the prayer event, a flag burning ceremony for unserviceable American flags was conducted by Sheriff Tate Lawrence, County Judge Rayburn Finley and Rick Dowdle. Lawrence said that he was pleased with the great attendance and that the attendance has grown over the past several years.

Charlotte EHC

May 12, 2010 Charlotte — the Charlotte Extension Homemakers club met May 5 at O.V. Henley’s home, all members where present. The meeting started with the reading of inspirational and thought for the month, followed by the history of the National Honesty Day in U.S.A. and why it is April 30. The program was “10 things we should know about mold.” Members made plans for the decorations to be used for the Spring Council meeting, which was May 7, and showed the cards they each made for those in the military. The club discussed a craft for the nursing home; that date will be May 31.

Flippo to celebrate

May 12, 2010 FLORAL — Carl Flippo will celebrate his 95th birthday with a party thrown by his five children from 1-3 p.m. May 23 at his home, 915 Floral Road in Floral. All friends and family are invited. Flippo, who owned a cattle farm, worked 11 years with the state highway department and 18 years with the forestry commission.

DAR hosts state meeting

May 12, 2010 The Independence County Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, was represented at the recent 102nd annual Arkansas State Conference by Dora Kate Lee, state chaplain; Jean R. Crouch, chapter regent; Mary Miller, chapter registrar; Elizabeth Bloesch Nutt; Mary Jo Bloesch Cunningham; Pati Emmons; Kristie Pope and Kayla Pope, co-chairwomen of Constitution Week. The Pope sisters, dressed in traditional white, served as pages during the conference.

Williams Baptist College awards diplomas

May 12, 2010 Walnut Ridge — Williams Baptist College awarded degrees to 75 graduates during its 2010 baccalaureate and commencement exercises May 8. A crowd of more than 1,000 filled WBC’s Southerland-Mabee Center for the ceremony. Dr. Melvin York, pastor of First Baptist Church in Des Arc, was honored as the 2010 Distinguished Baptist Minister, and he then delivered the address to graduates.

Southside High School to graduate 90 seniors on Thursday

May 12, 2010 SOUTHSIDE — Southside High School graduation will be at 7 p.m. Thursday in Independence Hall on the campus of the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville. Ninety students will graduate. Co-valedictorians are Kristen Allyse Collins and Samantha Marie “Sami” Hallowell. Collins is the daughter of Wanda Woodall. She has been an active member and in charge of public relations of Key Club, vice president of Science Club and Spanish Club, secretary of Student Council and a member of the Southside High School volleyball team.

Correction: Olivia Grace Le Fund

May 12, 2010 Incorrect information was provided to the Guard about an account established for Olivia Grace Le. Donations can be made to “The Grace Le Fund” at any First Community Bank location.

STAR program begins June 7

May 12, 2010 The Batesville School District is currently accepting application for the STAR (Summer To Always Remember) program, site director Debbie Fisher said. STAR is designed to provide a fun and safe environment for children who have completed kindergarten through sixth grades. “Approximately 140 children are expected to participate in the summer program which will include weekly swimming, bowling, music and gymnastics play,” Fisher said.

Weight loss group to meet

May 12, 2010 The weight loss surgery support group will have its monthly meeting at 6:30 p.m. Thursday in the White River Medical Center Women’s Center Conference Room B. For more information, call Stephanie Wade, registered nurse and bariatric coordinator with the White River Surgery Clinic, at (870) 793-4445.

Southside offers ACT prep course

May 12, 2010 SOUTHSIDE — Southside High School will be conducting a free college prepatory enrichment program from 8 to 11:30 a.m. on June 10. “The program lasts for 20 days and is designed to help students raise their ACT scores above the remediation level or possibly into the scholarship level,” a news release states. Test-taking techniques will be taught and timed practice tests will be given.