Prada Model spends time in Batesville

January 21, 2010 One of the top male models in the world spent his Christmas break doing some “redneck sledding” in Batesville.Nick Snider, who is known as “the face of Prada,” models for a high-end fashion design company founded in 1913 in Milan, Italy by Mario Prada. Listed as the No. 5 male model in Forbe’s Magazine, Snider is described as “Prada’s platinum-haired golden boy.”Snider, who is used to looking his best and being seen on the world’s most exclusive fashion runways, visited with friend Deanna Castro in Batesville recently.

Board recognizes robotics teams

January 21, 2010 When members of the Central Magnet High Flyers robotics team were faced with how they would transform transportation in Batesville in case of a terrorist attack or natural disaster, they did their homework and came up with a plan.Tuesday night, they presented that plan to the Batesville School Board in the form of a skit, which recently won two first-place awards at the 10th annual Arkansas First Lego League Championship Tournament.

News of Other Days

January 20, 2010 Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Feb. 5, 1997.

Honor rolls

January 20, 2010 Mount PleasantMOUNT PLEASANT — The students listed below made the honor roll for the second nine weeks of the 2009-10 school year at the Mount Pleasant elementary campus of Melbourne School District, according to a news release:First: all A’s — Katie Callahan, Harley Dailing, Autum Fike, Kaleb King, Isabella Love, Sky McAlister, Madison Stiles, Emma Webb; general — Addison Black, Tristen Cooley, Landon Engles, Julee Odell, Joey Peterson, Donaven Pickren, Logan Scrivner, Kassidy Vest, Kendall Vest, Nancy Wann, Faith White, Morgan White, John Wooten Jr.

Bond set at $500,000 for sex offender

January 20, 2010 MOUNTAIN HOME —William Claude Shelton, 54, a level 4 sex offender was arrested Tuesday, Jan. 19, after Baxter County Sheriff’s Office deputies and investigators executed two search warrants.Investigators received information earlier in the day that a computer owned by the suspect, had been taken in for repairs to a local computer repair shop. The information led investigators to believe it possibly contained child pornography. A search warrant was obtained for the computer and investigators found images and video of young boys.

Service news

January 20, 2010 San Antonio — Air Force Airman Kyle M. Jurczyk graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio.The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills.Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science through the Community College of the Air Force.

ASUN students honored

January 20, 2010 NEWPORT — Arkansas State University-Newport has announced the students who were named to the Chancellor’s List and the Vice-Chancellor’s List for academic excellence in the fall 2009 semester. Students must carry a minimum of 12 credit hours, excluding developmental courses, during the semester and earn a 4.0 grade point average to be named to the Chancellor’s List and a 3.5 to 3.99 GPA for the Vice-Chancellor’s List.Area students on the Chancellor’s List and taking courses at the Newport campus are: Bradford — Casey McDonald, Pamela SkinnerNewark — Lynnette Clark

NCARED board revises membership strategy

January 20, 2010 SALEM — Perhaps the old membership process wasn’t working, so the North Central Arkansas Regional Economic Development Corporation board has adopted a new one.The board recently held its January working meeting in Salem and discussed revisions to the NCARED bylaws and membership strategy for 2010 and beyond, according to a news release.

Harley-Davidson tips investigators to thief

January 20, 2010 WALNUT RIDGE — An Annieville resident who had stolen several thousand dollars from a homeowner called attention to himself by buying a Harley-Davidson motorcycle and riding it up and down area roads, according to Lawrence County Sheriff’s Capt. Jody Dotson.Sheriff’s personnel with assistance from the Ravenden Police Department arrested Colton Broadwater, 19, for theft of property and possession of a controlled substance.The arrest came after an Annieville homeowner called and reported the theft of about $27,000 on Sunday.