Class offered for men

July 21, 2010 Batesville First Assembly of God’s Family Connection Ministry is having a class for men entitled “Every Man’s Battle.” This is a seven-week long course dealing with issues of pornography, sexuality and boundaries for one’s marriage. It will begin this week and will be held from 6-8 on Sunday evenings in the Family Connections Room of Batesville First Assembly.The class is free. Books will be $10 and can be picked up at class. To register, call (870) 793-5489.

Home energy assistance offered

July 21, 2010 The Department of Human Services, Division of County Operations, will adopt a state plan for distribution of Low-income Home Energy Assistance Program block grant funds and administration of the Home Energy Assistance Program for federal fiscal year 2011, covering the period from Oct. 1 to Sept. 30, 2011.Arkansas administers the LIHEAP block grant under Public Law 97-35, as amended. Funding is expected to be approximately $13,000,000.


July 21, 2010 A boy holding a watermelon at the Perkey and Wooldridge Farms’ sales stand on the front page of Tuesday’s Guard was incorrectly identified. The youngster shown is Rustin Wooldridge.Also, the name of acoustical guitarist and singer scheduled to appear at The Cinnamon Stick Cafe Friday night was incorrectly identified in Tuesday’s Guard. Scheduled for a show at 6:30 p.m. is Adam McLoy.

Small earthquakes reported

July 21, 2010 GUY (AP) — Several small earthquakes rattled Faulkner County in central Arkansas.There were no reports of damage or injuries.According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the first quake had a magnitude of 1.6 and occurred about 7:32 p.m. Monday four miles north-northeast of Guy. Another one of the same magnitude occurred about an hour later in the same location.The survey says a third temblor, with a magnitude of. 2.0, occurred about 10:16 p.m. Monday about a mile west-southwest of Lynn.

Paragould mayor to speak

July 21, 2010 Paragould Mayor Mike Gaskill will be in Batesville Thursday to speak about the recreational facilities and community center in his city.The Moving Batesville Forward task force will host its second public meeting about the proposed park and recreation facility at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Batesville High School.

Job applicant suspected of theft

July 21, 2010 When an employee of Townsends reported a gym bag filled with personal items stolen from his vehicle while parked in the company parking lot June 25, police turned to surveillance videos for help.The victim in the incident, unidentified in a court affidavit filed by Independence County Sheriff’s Detective Brian Luetschwager, said that an attempt had been made to remove his truck CD player, and his dash was damaged in the process.“The victim said he told his supervisor and they pulled surveillance video from the parking lot,” Luetschwager said.

Forgery, theft arrest reported

July 21, 2010 WALNUT RIDGE — The Lawrence County Sheriff’s Department arrested Jimmy Bagwell of Black Rock on Saturday for forgery and theft of property, Capt. Jody Dotson said.The arrest came after a Black Rock resident reported that he had some checks missing and that one of the checks had been cashed at a bank in Walnut Ridge.“Deputies took the report and followed up with the bank,” Dotson said. “A prosecutor’s subpoena was issued for the video surveillance from the bank for the day the check was cashed. Deputies recognized Bagwell from the surveillance video, cashing the check.

Lyon receives 2010 award

July 21, 2010 NEW YORK — Lyon College has been selected for the 2010 Best of Batesville Award in the College category by the U.S. Commerce Association (USCA).The USCA “Best of Local Business” Award Program recognizes outstanding local businesses throughout the country. Each year, the USCA identifies companies that they believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and community.

Video helps identify suspect in stolen credit card case

July 21, 2010 A total of seven felony charges have been filed against a Spring Valley man, 36-year-old Michael Joe Campbell, after he was allegedly identified in a surveillance video using a stolen credit card to buy merchandise at the Batesville Walmart store.In an Independence County Circuit Court affidavit, Independence County Sheriff’s Detective Jeff Sims said the charges against Campbell were filed following a June 18 incident in which an Jeff Teague of El Dorado left his wallet on top of a gas pump at a local convenience store and it was stolen before he could get back to retrieve it.

BHS, BJHS eye future

July 21, 2010 This year Batesville High School will concentrate on being “Less Me” and “More We” as it and the Batesville Junior High work to become schools that incorporate more hands-on, collaborative teaching and learning styles, also known as 21st century classroom techniques.On Monday, high school Principal David Campbell and junior high Principal Brent Bogy presented updates about the progress each school has and is taken to move forward in this direction as recommended by the Batesville School Board in February.