Teens return from ‘trip of their lives’

July 31, 2009 JAMESTOWN — Southside senior-to-be Tim Sturch just got back from “the trip of a lifetime.”Sturch and five others were the first Arkansas students in 32 years to go on the International Order of Odd Fellows pilgrimage to the United Nations. The I.O.O.F. is the only organization in the world authorized to sponsor trips to the U.N.

New Lyon president feels at home

July 31, 2009 Ten years ago Dr. Donald V. Weatherman left Lyon College as a professor of political philosophy. Now he’s back in the college’s top administrative position.Weatherman began his tenure July 1 as the college’s 17th president, and he’s already advocating for Lyon.

News of other days

July 30, 2009 Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Aug. 12, 1996.

Area Briefs

July 30, 2009 Guard to host free workshop for teachers

Princeton Review names Lyon to list of ‘Best Southeastern Colleges’

July 30, 2009 The Princeton Review has again named Lyon College a “Best Southeastern College,” based on results from its “2010 Best Colleges” survey, a distinction Lyon has earned for the past six consecutive years.Lyon College is one of 141 schools receiving the Best in the Southeast designation, and one of only four Arkansas institutions on the list.The others are Harding University, Hendrix College and the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville.

Church to observe anniversary

July 30, 2009 New Hope Cumberland Presbyterian Church, located on Highway 106 northwest of Batesville, will observe its 157th anniversary and homecoming celebration Sunday.Billy Brooks will conduct the morning worship services at 11 a.m. A potluck will be served at noon and special singing will begin at 1 p.m.The church had its beginning in 1852 when members of Greenbriar Church, north of White River, decided to organize their own church, according to a news release.

Family & Friends Briefs

July 30, 2009 Single’s ministry to meetMatthew 6:33 single’s ministry will meet at 6:33 p.m. Saturday at First Community Bank in George Rider Community Room, 1325 Harrison St., Batesville.The event is open to all Christian singles. Refreshments will be served.For more information, call group leaders Glen McKay at (870) 530-1044 or Rhonda McKay at (870) 761-8353. Batesville pageant entries sought

Three die in White County crash

July 30, 2009 Three people died and a fourth was injured in a two-vehicle crash on Highway 367s near McRae in White County Wednesday afternoon. Arkansas State Police Trooper Bo Harsson said Wanda Partlow, 60, of Beebe, was killed as she was driving her 1992 Ford Escort northbound along the highway and crossed the center line, hitting head-on with a 1996 Chevrolet S-10 pickup. The injured driver of the truck was identified as Paul W. Hughes, 55, of McRae.

National Night Out is Tuesday at city hall

July 30, 2009 The city of Batesville will participate in the National Night Out with an event at city hall on Tuesday. CenterPoint Energy will be cooking hot dogs beginning at 6 p.m. PepsiAmericas will provide drinks. The Independence County Sheriff’s Office will provide literature about starting a neighborhood watch, and the Batesville Fire Department will bring a fire truck for the kids to tour, said Steve Lewis, area manager with CenterPoint. There may be some commercial booths and small giveaways, he added. The event is open to the public.

Piggott is rich in history

July 30, 2009 Editor’s note: This is the second in a series of “Travel in Arkansas” tourism articles for the Batesville Daily Guard.PIGGOTT — Piggott may best be known for its ties to author Ernest Hemingway, who received a Pulitzer Prize in 1953 for “The Old Man and the Sea,” and the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1954, but there is so much more.In addition to the Hemingway-Pfeiffer Museum, there is the Matilda & Karl Pfeiffer Museum and Chalk Bluff Battlefield Park.