Singing set for Sunday

August 6, 2010 BROCKWELL — The Izard County Singing Convention will meet at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Brockwell Music School Auditorium for the regular monthly singing.For information call Mike Haney at (870) 368-4146 or Anna Floyd at 368-5012.

Toy drive continues

August 6, 2010 Occupational therapist Cherrilyn Jamora is collecting toys for handicapped children in the Philippines. New and used interactive toys can be dropped off at from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday at the Batesville Daily Guard Office, 258 W. Main St. in Batesville. Such toys help children with disabilities learn about cause-and-effect relationships and how to control their movements.

LR man is 6th to die of heat

August 6, 2010 LITTLE ROCK (AP) — A Little Rock man has become the sixth person to die in Arkansas due to heat-related causes.Pulaski County coroner Garland Camper says 41-year-old Gary Allison died Tuesday at Baptist Medical Center. Neighbors reported Allison became ill Saturday while working on the roof of his home.A heat advisory remains in effect until 7 p.m. today for southern sections of the state with heat indexes again near 110 degrees.

Music on Main Street

August 6, 2010 The Awakening, a positive contemporary musical group will be performing at 6 tonight at The Cinnamon Stick Coffee Shop, at 151 W. Main St. in Batesville. Sandwiches, desserts and other refreshments will be available. Admission is free.

Daniel Roettger named Woodrow Wilson Fellow

August 6, 2010 Daniel B. Roettger (Batesville High School ’09) and presently of Little Rock, has received a Woodrow Wilson Undergraduate Research Program at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Md., where he was named the first Adam Falk Fellow. Based on a competitive proposal process, the award carries a grant for three years and will allow Roettger to continue his research on the integration of Arkansas public schools, a project that he began as a junior at Batesville High School.

Anderson announces for mayor

August 6, 2010 CAVE CITY — Jonas Anderson has announced his candidacy for mayor of Cave City.Anderson, 27, is a Cave City Council member, having been appointed in May to the Ward 1 alderman’s position vacated by Billy Corter.He is a 2001 Cave City High School graduate and earned his bachelor of arts degree with studies in history, management and political science from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock in 2009.He is currently pursuing a master of arts in public and American history through the online program at American Public University in West Virginia.

Child porn nets 30 years

August 6, 2010 LITTLE ROCK — A White County man who said the first thing he plans to do is molest more children after he is released from prison will have to wait 30 years to do so.Jane W. Duke, United States attorney for the Eastern District of Arkansas, announced today that Joseph Mulherin, 21, was sentenced by United States District Judge James M. Moody to 360 months imprisonment for producing child pornography. Mulherin’s prison term will be followed by supervised release for the remainder of his life.

Call center training may be at Cushman

August 6, 2010 Training for the new call center jobs will probably be held at the old Cushman school campus, but the details are still being ironed out.University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville Chancellor Deborah Frazier told the Board of Visitors when it met July 29 that the Department of Human Services is looking to hold the training this fall. The call center, to be located on White Drive, will serve DHS clients all across Arkansas and is the only one of its kind in the state. Starting pay has been said to be at $28,000.

Young pitcher wowed by monster activity. Just what was in the river in 1937?

August 6, 2010 NEWARK ­— The White River Monster or, according to doubters, alleged monster — the theme of Batesville’s ongoing 67th Annual White River Water Carnival, which concludes Saturday — made quite an impression on young semi-pro baseball player Thomas Graham in 1937.“My dad broke into minor league baseball, or semi-pro ball, out of Luanne, near Smackover, that year, in the Cotton States Baseball League,” said James Graham of Bethesda.

Stem cells give hope

August 6, 2010 Thanksgiving Eve, two years ago, Tim Bishop was out running the roads, looking one last time for a deer to bag before giving it up for the season. The day had been a bust, but before he could turn his truck toward home, he was flagged down on Reed-Wade Road by an acquaintance. After some conversation Tim was ready to leave — he had three pies to make with his daughter, Kaylee. All he remembers is stopping at the stop sign at White Drive, with his right blinker on. The next thing he knew he was in a hospital, struggling for life and paralyzed from his chest down.