• Rug making workshops scheduled

    POWHATAN — A hooked rug workshop will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 14 at Powhatan Historic State Park, said interpreter Kristyn Watts.
    The registration fee is $15 per person.
    “Ever wonder what our ancestors did with old clothing before the Salvation Army existed,” she said. “Why, they recycled the fabric into many things. This workshop teaches participants the art of locker hooking, an old craft using scrap fabric to make beautiful rugs, placemats, chair seat covers, handbags and more.

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  • Old log saloon to be moved

    LUNENBURG — Plans for preserving and moving the old Lunenburg log saloon got under way Monday, said Denny Elrod, who is helping spearhead the project.
    Haywood Britt of Lunenburg was chosen to oversee the effort to save the structure. About 15 people attended the initial planning session in the Lunenburg Community Center (the old rock school building).

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  • Abuse victms, seniors to get refurbished phones

    For the many victims of domestic abuse who may need to call for help at any time when in danger, and those senior citizens who may not have a phone of any kind, a new program is being implemented by the Independence County Sheriff’s Office.
    Chief Deputy Steve Jeffery said the department has partnered with the National Association of Triads, the National Sheriff’s Association, and the National Organization for Victim’s Assistance to provide free emergency cell phones for senior citizens and victims of abuse in Independence County.

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  • Elizabeth Huff

    CHEROKEE VILLAGE — Elizabeth Elain Laurie Huff, 63, of Cherokee Village died Wednesday, July 28, 2010, in a Salem hospital.
    She was the daughter of John and Mary Chapman Laurie. She was retired from Highland Middle School, where she worked in the computer lab. She was a charter member of Community Christian Church in Hardy, where she was an elder and chairwoman of the board.

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  • Josephine St. John

    Josephine St. John, 85, of Batesville died Thursday, July 29, 2010.
    The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at First Baptist Church with Gary Buckner officiating. Graveside services will be in Oaklawn Cemetery. Arrangements are by Roller-Crouch Funeral Home of Batesville.
    Pallbearers will be Eddie Morgan, Sloane Morgan, Nathan Morgan, John Snider, Marty Huebener and Dave Anderson.
    Honorary pallbearers are Dr. Robert Walton and Bill Prickett.
    Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday.

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  • Vital Link to offer CPR classes

    Vital Link Ambulance Service in Batesville will be offering two types of CPR classes in coming weeks.
    On Aug. 12, a Healthcare Provider CPR class will be offered at a cost of $40.
    On Aug. 19, a Heartsaver and First Aid class will be offered at a fee of $25 which covers the cost of text book and CPR card.
    Both classes will be held from 6 to 10 p.m. in the Alan Davis Conference Center at 1033 EMS Drive. For more information or to register, call (870) 793-3351.

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  • Red Cross to give new car, $100 gas cards

    LITTLE ROCK — The American Red Cross will be giving away a $100 gas card each day Aug. 1-Sept. 15 as a way of thanking its donors.
    Anyone who presents to give blood at a Red Cross blood drive or donor center is automatically entered to win a $100 gasoline card. Winners and other updates will be available at redcrossblood.org.
    In addition, the American Red Cross and Red Cross Racing are giving away a 2011 Ford Fiesta. Donors can register online at redcrossracing.com for a chance to win and to see other great prize opportunities. The sweepstakes ends Nov. 1. 

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  • Pageants announced

    The White River Pageant Association will hold its pageants next week, according to Alicia Ritchie, one of the volunteers.
    The schedule is as follows:
    • 6 p.m. Monday — Baby Miss Batesville (birth-12 months); Tiny Mr. Batesville (birth-2 years); Tiny Miss Batesville (13 months-2 years); Little Miss Batesville (3-5 years); Little Mr. Batesville (3-5 years);
    • 6 p.m. Tuesday — Petite Miss Batesville (6-8 years); Young Miss Batesville (9-12 years);
    • 7:30 Friday — Teen Batesville and Miss Batesville

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  • Registration opens for women veterans summit

    NORTH LITTLE ROCK — The first Women Veterans Summit will be Oct. 30 at the Pulaski Technical College Campus Center in North Little Rock.
    This free one-day summit is an opportunity for all women with military service to come together and obtain valuable information regarding earned entitlements and benefits available to them.

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  • Croom, Arie wed

    OCHO RIOS, Jamaica — Veronica Marie Croom and Billy Joe Arie Jr. were united in marriage June 28 in Ocho Rios, Jamaica.
    The bride is the daughter of Greg and Denise Croom of Cave City. She is the granddaughter of Jerry and Janice Doyle of Batesville and Lou Ella Croom of Cave City and the late Preston Croom.
    She is a graduate of Cave City High School and Lyon College, where she received a degree in biology. She is employed as a laboratory technician at Life Plus.

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  • Behind the leaked documents

    The man behind the torrent of leaked documents wants to end the war in Afghanistan, and he doesn’t care how much damage he does to the troops on the ground in that hostile environment.
    Now hailed by anti-war liberals as some kind of a hero, Australian computer hacker Julian Assange is part of an international cabal dedicated to doing mischief that endangers U.S. national security.

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  • Things to do today

    Let Batesville Guard readers know that “Purity” is my best book so far, and that a PDF download can be ordered, really, really cheap at RickBaber.com, using almost any debit or credit card, or PayPal.
    Work on formatting “Purity” for paperback printing, Ipad and Kindle.
    Call Pablo to mow the yard again, because I never got around to calling the lawn mower fixer guy.
    Check with June, next door, to see if she has Pablo’s number. I can’t find it.
    Buy some sticky notes, so I can leave them on June’s door when she’s not home.
    Call the lawn mower fixer guy.

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