Correction

May 5, 2010 An accident victim shown being treated at the scene of a three-car pileup in Monday’s edition of the Guard was incorrectly identified. The victim was Joy Alonzo of Sulphur Rock. She was treated and released from White River Medical Center with a sprained shoulder.

Polling place changes

May 5, 2010 Voters previously voting at First Baptist Church West Annex at 610 Main St. in Batesville will vote on May 18 and run-off elections only in the multi-purpose room on the second floor at First United Methodist Church at 615 Main St. For more information, call (870) 793-8828.

Driving tests canceled

May 5, 2010 The Arkansas State Police will not be giving either the written or driving license exams in Batesville on May 11. The next scheduled testing will be on Thursday, May 13.

Sheriff promotes deputy

May 5, 2010 Independence County Sheriff’s Deputy Brian Luetschwager has been promoted to the position of detective, according to Sheriff Alan Cockrill. Luetschwager began his career with the sheriff’s department as a jailer in January 2007, and became a patrol deputy in March of 2008. He graduated from the Arkansas Law Enforcement Training Academy in April of 2009.

Ted Hall to be honored

May 5, 2010 Batesville schools Superintendent Ted Hall will be honored during a business after hours celebration at First Community Bank on May 25. The event, which is open to the public, will be held from 5 to 6:30 p.m. on the first floor bank lobby at 1325 Harrison St. in Batesville. Refreshments will be served. Hall announced his retirement from the Batesville School District in February. Dr. Randy Willison will take over as new superintendent July 1.

Walgreens to mark anniversary

May 5, 2010 The Batesville Walgreens store at the corner of St. Louis and Harrison streets will be celebrating its first anniversary Saturday with free hot dogs, Pepsi, and chips from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. There will be free face painting and door prizes such as a bicycle, cosmetic items, and “As Seen On TV” products, according to a press release. Children under 12 can make free Mother’s Day cards and hand prints, and mothers can enter for a chance to win a Hallmark Gift basket. Customers can also get a free 8x10 photo when they come in and have their picture taken with their mom.

Poll workers to get training

May 5, 2010 Poll worker training for the upcoming May 18 primary election will be held Thursday at White River Medical Center Raye Rogers Women’s Conference Center facilities in Batesville. Training is held each election year prior to the primary election to update and refresh poll workers on proper procedures on holding elections at their particular polling site.

Fish fry, chicken dinner set

May 5, 2010 HUTCHINSON MOUNTAIN — The Hutchinson Mountain Community will host a fish fry and chicken dinner from 3 to 7:30 p.m. on Friday. The all-you-can-eat buffet, which includes dessert and drink, will be $8 for adults and $4 for children 11 and under.

Cleanups seek volunteers

May 5, 2010 Some area cemeteries are planning cleanups and are in need of volunteers. The Macedonia Cemetery cleanup will be at 7:30 a.m. Saturday. Those attending are asked to bring yard tools. A potluck will be served at noon on the grounds. After lunch, participants will visit Duggar Cemetery on Macedonia Road to do cleanup if needed. In case of rain, the work day will be May 15. For more information call Anne Moore at (870) 799-3715. Meanwhile, McMullen Cemetery clean-up days will be Saturday and May 15. For more information call Lila Hays at (501) 345-2292.

Church to host prayer event, anniversary celebration

May 5, 2010 First Church will celebrate the national day of prayer from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday. The church will celebrate its 40th church anniversary and its 25th pastoral anniversary at 7:30 p.m. May 14, at 2 p.m. May 15 and at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. May 16. On May 14, the Rev. Norman Hamby of Rogers will be the master of ceremonies. The speaker will be the Rev. Dennis Anderson, Arkansas district superintendent of the United Pentecostal Church International in Pearcy. On May 15, there will be a fellowship in Heritage Hall and commentary in the main sanctuary.