Christmas memories sought

November 19, 2010 The Batesville Daily Guard is publishing its annual Seasons Greetings special section Dec. 23.Anyone wishing to share a special Christmas memory for publishing in this section may bring the story and/or a photo to go with the memory to the Guard office at 258 W. Main St., mail it to the Guard, Attn: Kay Tharp, P.O. Box 2036, Batesville, AR 72503, or e-mail it to deadline for stories and photos is Dec. 8.

BAAC teaches cookie making

November 19, 2010 The Batesville Area Arts Council will host two children’s cookie-making workshops at its art gallery on Main Street on Dec. 4.A morning session will be held from 10 to 11:30 a.m. An afternoon session will be held from 1 to 2:30 p.m. The cost which will cover materials is $3. Preregistration is required and seating is limited. For more information contact the BAAC at (870) 793-3382 or

Kids’ craft offered

November 19, 2010 JONESBORO — The Forrest L. Wood Crowley’s Ridge Nature Center will host “A Handmade Christmas” workshop from 2 to 4 p.m. Dec. 4. Children ages 4-12 may choose one make-and-take gift and handcraft a one-of-a-kind treasure to place under the tree for a special family member or friend. All supplies will be furnished.The workshop is free and open to the public. The nature center is located at 600 E. Lawson Road, Jonesboro. For more information call (870) 933-6787 or e-mail

Lamberth awarded by AGC

November 19, 2010 The Arkansas Chapter of the Associated General Contractors of America Inc. presented Mark Lamberth of Atlas Asphalt in Batesville with the Distinguished Service Award at its annual banquet. The banquet was Nov. 4 at Chenal Country Club in Little Rock.The Distinguished Service Award is the highest award that a member can receive from the AGC. The recipient is chosen by the past winners and recognizes individuals that have made significant contributions to the welfare of the construction industry and to the AGC.

Holiday Ball to be Dec. 11

November 19, 2010 POWHATAN — The annual Holiday Ball at Powhatan Historic State Park will be from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. Dec. 11, said park interpreter Kristyn Watts.The ball is for anyone who likes history, music, and dancing.“Music and dance instruction will be provided by the 52nd Regimental String Band out of Memphis, and refreshments will be provided,” Watts said.Ticket prices are $10 per single or $8 per costumed single, and $20 per couple or $15 per costumed couple. Children 12 and under will be admitted free.

BAAC schedules workshop

November 19, 2010 The Batesville Area Arts Council will hold a floor-cloth painting workshop hosted by Gary Coe from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 6 at its Main Street art gallery. Cost of the class is $35 plus a $10 fee for materials. Because there is limited space, preregistration is required by calling the BAAC at (870) 793-3382.

Gem, mineral club to hear about ‘Good, bad, ugly’

November 19, 2010 CHEROKEE VILLAGE — The Spring River Gem and Mineral Club will meet at 10 a.m. Dec. 2 at the Omaha Center in Cherokee Village. The meeting is open to the public.Club member Albert Lorenzi will present the program “Three Aspects of the Mineral World: Good, Bad and Ugly.” Lorenzi is the director of The Museum of Imagination located a mile south of Route 56 on Highway 9 in Brockwell (across the road from the Izard County Senior Center). At this time the museum is open by appointment, (870) 895-2087.

Church to host drama

November 19, 2010 New Life Drama Company will perform at 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. Sunday at Jubilee Family Church, located at 45 Thunderbird Drive in Batesville.The group ministers the gospel of Jesus Christ through the art form of skit drama, according to a news release. The skits touch on a wide variety of topics such as salvation, prayer, evangelism and family issues.New Life Drama Company has four teams of young people ages 18 to 25 who perform all over the world in churches, prisons, schools, nursing homes and on the streets.For more information about the company, visit

Former lottery attorney sues

November 19, 2010 LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The former staff attorney for the Arkansas Lottery Commission has sued the panel and is seeking her job back, along with a half-million dollars in damages.Bridgette Frazier filed the lawsuit Thursday in federal court in Little Rock. It names the Arkansas Lottery Commission, executive director Ernie Passailaigue and operations vice president Ernestine Middleton as defendants.

Walmart museum work uncovers old artifacts

November 19, 2010 BENTONVILLE (AP) — Renovation work on the Walmart Visitors Center, in the original Walton’s Five & Dime and an adjacent building in downtown Bentonville, is providing a look at the origins of both the giant retailer and the city.“We discovered a whole bunch of different artifacts and realized the history behind the buildings was rich, not only for the city of Bentonville, but also for Walmart as a company,” said Alan Dranow, director of communications.