Passover teaching planned

March 23, 2010 Jubilee Family Church will present a Passover Seder teaching/ceremony led by Rabbi Dale CohenThe event will be at 7 p.m. April 10 at the church, 45 Thunderbird Lane, Batesville (about two miles east of Walmart).For more information, call (870) 793-9124. Meals will be served at no charge. Those attending are asked to RSVP, with number of people coming, by March 27.

Arbor Day celebrated

March 23, 2010 Melbourne — Arkansas Arbor Day was celebrated by the Melbourne Tree Board on the afternoon of Monday, March 15th at the Melbourne City Hall. The Master Garden Club planted three trees which were provided by the Arkansas Forestry Commission.

Church to host luncheon

March 23, 2010 Believers’ Community Church will provide a free lunch from 10:30 a.m. to noon on Saturday at the Tobacco Warehouse at 810 N. Central Ave. in Batesville.Hot dogs and chips will be provided.

Hydro committee to meet

March 23, 2010 The Independence County Quorum Court Hydro Committee will meet at 3 p.m. Thursday in the circuit courtroom of the Independence County Courthouse at 192 E. Main St., downtown Batesville.The agenda will include discussion of a settlement proposal between the county and Mobley Contractors.The meeting is open to the public.

Movie to be screened

March 23, 2010 Jubilee Family Church in Batesville will host a free drive-in movie at 7 p.m. Friday.“The Climb” by Billy Graham Presents will be projected in high definition in the church’s indoor theater setting.

Forms now available at

March 23, 2010 Online forms are now available at the Batesville Daily Guard’s Web site, link to forms for anniversaries, engagements, weddings, birth announcements, new businesses and snippets for adults and children can be found on the left-hand side of each page at forms can be submitted online, pictures must be e-mailed to

Man arrested in stabbing

March 23, 2010 WALNUT RIDGE — A report from Lawrence Memorial Hospital officials that they had a stabbing victim in the emergency room led to the arrest of Keanon Mooney of Walnut Ridge on charges of second-degree battery and disorderly conduct, said Capt. Jody Dotson of the Lawrence County Sheriff’s Department Criminal Investigations Division.

Reward offered in shooting of Newark fire truck

March 23, 2010 A reward of $500 is being offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of persons responsible for shooting into the Newark Fire Station #2 and damaging a fire truck.Newark Fire Chief James Langston told police that sometime between 7:40 and 10 p.m. Friday, someone shot the garage door of the station with the bullet passing through and hitting a 2009 fire truck.

Sharp County student wins contest

March 23, 2010 LITTLE ROCK — Six pieces of artwork conveying messages about keeping Arkansas beautiful and free of litter have been chosen as winners in the inaugural Great American Cleanup in Arkansas’ Youth poster contest.Kyle Manning, a fifth-grader at Highland Elementary in Ash Flat and representing the Rough Riders 4-H club, won first place in the third- through fifth-grade competition. Winning second place in the kindergarten- through second-grade category, was  Katelyn Baughman, a first-grader representing the White County 4-H Club.

Chadwick receives spirit award

March 23, 2010 Flowers Baking Co. of Batesville has selected employee Greg Chadwick recipient of its 2009 Flowers Spirit Award.The Flowers Spirit Award recognizes employees who are a positive force at work and in their community, according to a news release. The award was inspired by the kindness and generosity of Langdon S. Flowers, past president and chairman of the board of Flowers Foods. Throughout his life, Langdon Flowers encouraged many people within the company and throughout the country and was an active supporter of many charitable and community organizations.