Blue Cross promotes McCall to marketing representative

March 9, 2010 Tim McCall of Jonesboro has been promoted to group marketing representative for Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield’s Northeast regional office, according to Bill Brown, regional executive.McCall’s office is headquartered in Jonesboro and serves 17 counties, among them Independence, Fulton, Izard, Jackson, Lawrence, Sharp and Stone. In his new role, McCall is accountable for the sales and servicing health and dental insurance products, life, disability and other insurance products for Arkansas Blue Cross and its affiliate companies, according to a press release.

Pierce named associate broker for Coldwell Banker

March 9, 2010 Pam Pierce has earned the designation of associate broker at Coldwell Banker Choice Realty, according to a news release. She is a full-time associate working out of the Batesville office at 513 Batesville Blvd. Pierce began her experience in Batesville real estate in 2006 and was named “Rookie of the Year.”

UAW calls meeting

March 9, 2010 POCAHONTAS — The United Auto Workers retirees will meet at 11:15 a.m. Thursday at the Apple Barrel Family Restaurant in Pocahontas, formerly Bonanza Restaurant.

Oxford Baptist to host event

March 9, 2010 OXFORD — Christian country singer Hunter Erwin will lead in worship and ministry Sunday at Oxford Baptist Church, beginning at 6 p.m. The event is open to the public.Born and raised in Tickfaw, La., Erwin has been in the ministry of Christian Country music since 1998.He and his wife, Heather, have a daughter named Lakelyn. He and his family currently live in Springfield, La. and are members of Maurepas Baptist Church in Maurepas, La.

State unveils iPhone app

March 9, 2010 LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism unveiled the Arkansas Hot Deals & Packages iPhone application during the Governor’s Luncheon at the 36th Annual Governor’s Conference on Tourism in Eureka Springs.Consumers looking for ways to make an Arkansas vacation more affordable can download the discount travel coupons with a series of simple touches of the screen. The app offers a variety of discount travel coupons and packages to help stretch a dollar a little further while visiting The Natural State.

Blood drives set

March 9, 2010 Since 1943, the president of the United States has proclaimed March as “Red Cross Month,” according to a news release. President Franklin D. Roosevelt issued the first Red Cross Month proclamation, recognizing the American Red Cross as a true reflection of the humanitarian and volunteer spirit and calling on Americans to “rededicate themselves to the splendid aims and activities of the Red Cross.”

Correction

March 9, 2010 An incorrect phone number was listed with the photo of Randy Smith Allstate Insurance office on today’s business page of the Guard. The correct number is (870) 307-0384. The number shown is a fax number.

Bond set at $100,000

March 9, 2010 WALNUT RIDGE — Bond was set at $100,000 Friday for a man accused of firing a rifle randomly near houses in Lawrence County, sheriff’s Capt. Jody Dotson said.Officers arrested Louis Hoggard, 69, of the Baltz Addition near Powhatan for unlawful discharge of a firearm from a vehicle and disorderly conduct.“The arrest came after Hoggard was driving around the Baltz Edition firing a gun from his vehicle randomly near houses on February 28. Residents of the area called 911 and reported the actions and deputies were dispatched to the area,” Dotson said.

Farm pond fish sale set

March 9, 2010 ASH FLAT — Orders for farm fish from the Sharp County Conservation District must be placed by Friday, according to a news release.The fish are to be picked up at 1 p.m. March 16 in the parking lot of the Ash Flat Livestock Auction.Anyone interested in placing an order should call (870) 994-7335, extension 3, or visit the district office at 21-C Court Road in Ash Flat. The fax number is 994-7151.

Police: Father, son scuffle

March 9, 2010 MELBOURNE — Izard County deputies were dispatched last week to a home in Oxford regarding a domestic violence complaint involving a father driving a truck into his son’s house and pulling a knife on the son, Sheriff Tate Lawrence said.According to the son, John R. Aguiar, his father, John W. Aguiar, was released recently from the Veterans Administration Hospital and they had previously argued regarding a family incident that occurred in Fulton County.