Church revival begins Sunday

November 18, 2010 SALADO — Salado Baptist Church will hold revival services beginning at 11 a.m. Sunday. A potluck will follow.Frank Shell of Batesville will be the evangelist. The revival will continue at 6 p.m. Sunday and at 7 p.m. Nov. 29 through Dec. 1.Special music will be provided for each service. A nursery will be available for young children.The revival is open to the public.

Church youth win

November 18, 2010 BEEBE — On Friday night, Section 5A North of the Pentecostal Church of God held its Junior Talent Expo for youth ages 6-12 at Calvary Pentecostal Church of God in Beebe, according to a news release. Several from Peaceful Harbor Pentecostal Church of God in Batesville competed, and among the winners who will advance to the state level to be held in April are:• Jacob Briley, crafts;• Peaceful Harbor youth, human video;• Hannah Varner, vocal solo;• Jacob Phillips, instrumental solo.

Toddler wins crown

November 18, 2010 Gracie LeeAnn McNutt of Batesville, 3, was recently crowned at the Tiny Miss Arkansas Best Supreme pageant held in Bentonville Nov. 5-7. She also won various other awards.

Depot to feature international musician

November 18, 2010 Joel Mendez of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic will be a featured entertainer at The Depot in Batesville  on Saturday.The show that will also feature the bands RoseFire and Kingsdown begins at 7:30 p.m. Admission is $5. Mendez, who has released a CD, will also perform at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 27 at the New Testament Holiness Church, 590 W. Mark St. in Batesville.

The Weekend Events

November 18, 2010 Friday• Townsends of Arkansas benefit to provide Christmas gifts for foster children, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., S&S Liquidations in Batesville. Available for sale will be: 10-pound Southern-style tender fritters, $15; 10-pound fully cooked tenders, $15; 10-pound fully cooked Italian breaded filets, $15; 10-pound fully cooked four-ounce grilled breast, $20; and 20-pound individually quick-frozen breast pieces, $20. Also, a grilled chicken sandwich lunch fundraiser, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The meal is $5 and will include a sandwich, chips and baked beans.

No banks want city’s CDs

November 18, 2010 DE QUEEN (AP) — The city of De Queen is having trouble finding a bank that wants its money.Mayor Billy Ray McKelvy said his town has about $1.6 million worth of certificates of deposit that are nearing maturity.He says the city has about four CDs that mature each year and that De Queen has always found a bank willing to let the city reinvest the funds. But this time, none of the city’s five banks bid to keep the city’s CDs.

Group recommends tax hikes for roads

November 18, 2010 LITTLE ROCK — A committee that spent two years studying how to pay for improvements to Arkansas roads recommended a series of proposals Wednesday, including tax increases that are expected to face serious opposition as lawmakers convene for their legislative session next year.The Arkansas Blue Ribbon Committee on Highway Finance issued its recommendations Wednesday morning, though a final report must still be approved on Dec. 1. The committee — comprised of local leaders and state lawmakers — has spent the past two years studying ways to pay for Arkansas roads.

Man trying to flee in pickup hits police car

November 17, 2010 WALNUT RIDGE — A Pocahontas man wanted for questioning in connection with several Lawrence County burglaries was arrested Monday after striking a police car with his pickup while trying to flee, reported Capt. Jody Dotson of the Lawrence County Sheriff’s Department.Dotson said deputies first tried to question 22-year-old Andrew Ring a few hours after a series of burglaries Friday in Black Rock and Portia.

Irrigation wiring stolen from farm

November 17, 2010 Using bolt cutters on a heavy chain securing a gate at a local farm allowed thieves access to an irrigation system where they removed about 2,000 feet of copper wire.Gary Leonard, co-owner of Leonard Stewart Farms at 490 Bethesda Road, told Deputy Mike Price that sometime between 1 p.m. Sunday and 8 a.m. Tuesday, someone had used bolt cutters and cut a link from a heavy chain that was padlocked on a gate to the farm.


November 17, 2010 Incorrect information was published in Tuesday’s Guard about Lefler’s Fashions relocating. With any fragrance purchase customers may also purchase the Blockbuster valued at $340 for an additional $55 at Lefler’s.Also, information about the number of patients the Christian Health Center of Batesville sees and cost of refills was incorrect in Tuesday’s Guard. The center currently sees about 20 patients and refills are a $5 flat-rate fee. It would also like its own building in the range of 2,500 square feet.