News of Other Days

June 4, 2010 Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Dec. 24, 1990.79 YEARS AGO

ASU presents 2 new exhibits

June 4, 2010 Jonesboro — Two new exhibitions are now open at the Arkansas State University Museum.“Science and Art” features artists integrating scientific principals into their art and includes hands-on science activities. “Illusion Confusion” also offers hands-on activities for children and adults, allowing them to learn more about how perceptions can create illusions. The ASU Museum is located at 320 University Loop West Circle, Jonesboro.

Cops say drugs found under mattress owned by man already on probation

June 4, 2010 Following up on a complaint of illegal drug activity, police and parole officers were led to the home of 46-year-old Patrick S. Skinner Tuesday afternoon, according to John Scarbrough, narcotics investigator for the Independence County Sheriff’s Office.“Officers with Independence County Sheriff’s Office, as well as the 16th Judicial District Drug Task Force, have received numerous complaints about Skinner being involved in the use and distribution of methamphetamine and marijuana,” Scarbrough said.

Shooters win regionals

June 4, 2010 Three Batesville Junior High Trap Team shooting squads (out of a total of 109 teams) participated in regional competition at the Remington Gun Club in Lonoke May 21, with Squad One taking first place which allows them to advance to state level competition, according to a press release from shooting officials.Winning squad members are Bryan Bishop, Matt Callahan, Zach Lillard, Blake Van Winkle and Tye Pearce. Squad Two also advanced to the state tournament which is being held today at the Remington club for junior shooters.

Bat help needed

June 4, 2010 LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission is looking for volunteers who have bathouses currently containing bats and who would be willing to participate in a population monitoring project.Volunteers will be asked to count the bats as they fly in the evenings during summer, said AGFC nongame mammal biologist Blake Sasse. “This project will help us obtain baseline population trend information for several species, such as the big brown bat, that are known to be vulnerable to White Nose Syndrome,” he said.

Vet’s assistant charged with credit card fraud

June 4, 2010 An Independence County woman is accused of using her employer’s credit card for personal purchases.Bond was set at $50,000 for 23-year-old Heather Fulcher, who has been accused of theft by deception from her employer and using her employer’s credit card, according to a circuit court affidavit. Both are class C felonies.According to the affidavit, last December, the owners of White River Veterinary Clinic, Matt and Sara Walker, filed a theft of property report and fraudulent use of a credit card involving an employee.

Foothills FilmFest seeks entries

June 4, 2010 Ozark Foothills FilmFest is currently accepting submissions for the 10th annual festival, set for March 23-27, 2011 in Batesville. The festival is non-competitive. However, as part of its 10th anniversary celebration, the festival is introducing an Audience Favorite Award. All festival films will be eligible for this $500 cash award that will be determined by audience vote. Entries are accepted in two categories:• Official Selection — Narrative or documentary films 40 minutes or longer in length. Six to eight Official Selections are screened during the festival.

Lee’s Chapel event slated

June 4, 2010 SANDTOWN — The annual homecoming at Lee’s Chapel church and cemetery in the Sandtown community will take place Sunday, beginning about 10:30 a.m., organizer Keary Landers said.According to research from old newspapers and family histories, the homecoming, dubbed the “First Sunday in June Singing,” has been taking place since about 1914.A potluck lunch will be served at noon.Along with congregational singing, the Crystal River Bluegrass Band will perform. The event will last until 2 or maybe 3 p.m., Landers said.The event is open to the public.

Jamestown sets homecoming

June 4, 2010 JAMESTOWN — The Jamestown Annual Homecoming will be Sunday at Jamestown Community Building.A potluck will be served at noon.

Church will present drama

June 4, 2010 MOUNTAIN VIEW — The First Assembly of God Church at Mountain View will present a drama entitled “Glory and the Fire” at 6 p.m. Sunday and at 7 p.m. Monday through Wednesday.The event is open to the public. For more information, call (870) 269-3398.