Air Force base offers more land to school district

November 1, 2010 LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Little Rock Air Force Base now is offering more land to the Pulaski County Special School District for future school construction.Air Force officials initially offered the district 20 acres near the base’s back gate on State Highway 107 in 2007. The district has not accepted the offer, although Air Force Col. Andy Coggins, the commander of the 19th Airlift Wing Mission Support Group, tells the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette that it still stands.

Memorial set for Blount

November 1, 2010 LITTLE ROCK (AP) — A public memorial service for Oscar winning actress and producer Lisa Blount is set for this afternoon in Little Rock.The service will be at noon at Quapaw Quarter United Methodist Church and will celebrate Blount’s life.The 53-year-old Blount was found dead in her Little Rock home on Wednesday. She battled chronic illness but authorities have not released her cause of death, though an autopsy was ordered.Blount lived in Little Rock with her husband, actor Ray McKinnon.

Melbourne man charged in stabbing

November 1, 2010 MELBOURNE — A man who allegedly stabbed another person with a lawn light fixture has been formally charged in Izard County, Sheriff Tate Lawrence has announced.Formal charges have been brought against Clayton Lynch, 22, of Melbourne relating to his earlier arrest involving a fight and the use of a lawn light as the weapon in the stabbing of the victim.The victim, Sean Savage of Melbourne, underwent eye surgery in a Little Rock hospital.

DAISY Award recognizes excellence in nursing at White River Medical

November 1, 2010 A daisy generally signifies a delicate flower. At White River Medical Center, the word “daisy” signifies compassion, care, and going above and beyond the call of duty to serve. Every two months, a WRMC nurse is chosen as a recipient of the DAISY (Diseases Attacking the Immune System) Award for Extraordinary Nurses, an award that recognizes those nurses who go above and beyond the call of duty to provide extraordinary care to patients.

Law meeting scheduled

November 1, 2010 The Independence County/city of Batesville Interlocal Law Enforcement Committee will meet at 2 p.m. Thursday at Batesville City Hall.The meeting is open to the public.

Man reported missing

November 1, 2010 A resident of the Lighthouse assisted living residence on North Heights Street in Batesville has been listed as a missing person by local authorities.Around 6 p.m. Friday Deputy Randy Jones was dispatched to Independence Inn on East Main Street where Glen Wade Wieczorek, 50, was reported missing by Katie Reach, an employee of Independence Inn.“Ms. Reach stated that on Tuesday, Glen Wieczorek, who lives at the Lighthouse group home, had left around 5 or 6 p.m. and had not returned,” Jones said.

Magness meeting postponed

November 1, 2010 MAGNESS — The November meeting of the Magness Town Council has been postponed two days because the regular meeting date falls on Tuesday, which is general election day, said Recorder-treasurer Teresa Goings.The council will meet at 6:30 p.m. Thursday in the city hall for a routine monthly business session, Goings said.At that time, the aldermen will review current bills, the minutes of the October meeting and hear any departmental reports that are ready.

Guardonline.com will post election results Tuesday night

November 1, 2010 The Batesville Daily Guard will again be bringing you the latest election results on its website, Guardonline.com. Results for the local races will be posted under the “Breaking News” as well as on the Guard’s Facebook page. You do not have to be a subscriber to see results.Polls for the General Election close at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, and staff will be on hand at the Independence County Courthouse to post results as they are made available by the election commission.

Mtn. View teen dies in accident

November 1, 2010 RUSSELLVILLE — Darci Looney, 19, of Mountain View, a pedestrian, died about 1:05 a.m. Saturday after being struck by a vehicle at 4032 S. Arkansas Ave. in Russellville, city police officer Alan Bradley said.Looney was crossing Arkansas Avenue when she was hit by a 2002 Oldsmobile that was traveling north on the street. The driver of the vehicle, 26-year-old Jesse L. Kendrick of Russellville, was not injured.Police say a nearby building was being used to host a Halloween party, but it was unclear whether Looney had attended the party.

Local artist on display in November

November 1, 2010 CLARKSVILLE — Arkansas artist Duc Tran will present an exhibit of his recent paintings throughout the month of November at University of the Ozarks as part of the university’s Artist of the Month Series.The exhibit will run through Nov. 23 in the Stephens Gallery, located in the Walton Fine Arts Center on the UofO campus in Clarksville. The gallery is open to the public from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. during the week and there is no admission fee. There will be a reception to meet the artist from 6-7 p.m., Monday in the gallery.