Wood, White reunion set

May 26, 2010 The Wood and White family reunion will be held Saturday at Harry Wood’s residence at 18 A Griffin Road in Batesville.Festivities will begin at 9 a.m. and include a potluck. Attendees are asked to bring covered dishes for the meal as well as lawn chairs. For more information call (870) 613-1767 or (870) 307-2756.

Cyclist dies in crash

May 26, 2010 HEBER SPRINGS — A motorcyclist died about 9:40 p.m. Tuesday when he lost control of his cycle on state Highway 92 near Drasco, according to Arkansas State Police Cpl. Robert Dunaway.Dunaway said Robert M. Stewart, 41, was riding a 2006 Yamaha east on Highway 92 when he lost control, went into a skid, crossed the center line and went into a ditch. Stewart was ejected from the motorcycle and was pronounced dead at the scene.Weather conditions were clear and the road was dry when the accident occurred, Dunaway said.

Donations being accepted

May 26, 2010 Donations are being accepted on behalf of Nancy Flanigan and son, Alan Jackson, who lost their home to a fire on Sunday afternoon.They were unable to salvage any of their personal or household items. Monetary donations can be made to Region’s Bank under the name Nancy Flanigan. Clothes and any household items may be dropped off at 1104 Sidney St. in Batesville.Flanigan wears jeans size 12-14, shirts size large and shoes size 8 1/2. Jackson wears jeans size 40/32, shirts size 2X-3X and shoes size 13ee.

New Creation to perform

May 26, 2010 MELBOURNE — New Creation, a southern gospel trio, will be in concert at the New Bethel Free Will Baptist Church Saturday night beginning at 6:30 p.m.  The concert will feature old-time Southern gospel as well as songs written by members of the group. The church is located three miles south of Melbourne on Highway 69 near Sage or just north of the junction of Highway 69 south and 58 west.

Superintendent: No plans to resign or retire

May 26, 2010 NORFORK — In the midst of rampant rumors surrounding the tragic death of 28-year-old Norfork school teacher Jessica Cooper last week, Superintendent Mike Seay declined to answer questions about the case from the media after Monday’s school board meeting, at the advice of the district’s attorney, but he did settle one rumor.“I have no plans to resign,” Seay told The Bulletin after the meeting. “I have 28 years in and I can retire, but I don’t want to. There are still things I see to improve on here.”

Park idea will need voter approval

May 26, 2010 “If you build it they will come.” To Greg Mohlke, facilitator of The Moving Batesville Forward Recreational Facilities Task Force, it’s a phrase that may sound corny, but it’s one that could help Batesville grow if the city moves forward with plans for a $35-$50 million dollar project that would update and expand the city’s current recreational and community facilities. The project would also foster economic development by bringing in more revenue as well as people from surrounding areas who have an interest in using the facilities.

Beam signing scheduled for June 3

May 26, 2010 Sign your name and become a part of history on June 3 at the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville.The College will hold a beam signing starting at 9:30 a.m. for the new nursing and allied health building. Everyone is invited to come out and sign the beam. The beam will be available to sign until noon and will be located at the northeast corner of the campus in the child care center parking lot.

Trolley event celebrates SR history

May 26, 2010 SULPHUR ROCK — Local historians have always known that Sulphur Rock is the second-oldest post office in the county. It was established March 4, 1834, at the home or plantation store of Captain Thomas T. Tunstall, who served as the first postmaster.At the time, Tunstall’s place was on Dota Creek, some four miles east of today’s Sulphur Rock.

Governor attends groundbreaking

May 26, 2010 The new call center that will employ up to 100 people with state paying jobs is getting one step closer to reality.Tuesday, a groundbreaking ceremony took place with Gov. Mike Beebe as guest speaker for the event.In October of 2009 the announcement was made that Batesville was selected as the official site for the Department of Human Services center where people from around the state can call and get processed for DHS services.

News of Other Days

May 25, 2010 Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Dec. 13, 1990.79 YEARS AGOWork on an American Legion Hut will begin here next week, according to Legion officials. The local post voted to construct the hut at its regular meeting Monday night, which was attended by one of the largest crowds in many months. The hut, which is estimated to cost between $400 and $800, will be built on lots belonging to the city across the street from the Missouri Pacific passenger depot.