Flu clinics scheduled-Oct. 29 date set

October 21, 2009 For the first time, Independence County will have two “drive-by shootings” to deliver free vaccinations for the seasonal flu. As in years past, there will be a clinic at the fairgrounds, but this year — on the same day and at the same time — there will also be a clinic at the southern end of the county. Both will be drive-through, and the fairgrounds site will have portable toilets, courtesy of A-1 Septic Tank.“We hope to set records” as far as the number of people getting vaccinated, said Jim Reynolds, site manager with the Department of Health.

Flu shots to be given at Central

October 20, 2009 It is hard to believe it is October!  Central has had a wonderful start to the school year, although it has been fast and furious. We kicked off the school year with our annual open house and report of test scores in a general session. 

News of Other Days

October 20, 2009 Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Oct. 31, 1996. 73 YEARS AGO

Lyon theater department to present parody

October 20, 2009 Lyon College’s Harlequin Theatre is gearing up for its fall performance, “Alice Threw the Looking Glass” by John Walch.In this parody of Strunk & White’s grammar manual, “The Elements of Style,” a college freshman named Alice who is in danger of failing her English course takes a journey through a wonderland of writing, meeting and learning from personifications of its various aspects. After conquering such villains as run-on sentences armed with pistols, can she finally learn how to write a good paper?

Museum event will celebrate fall harvest traditions

October 20, 2009 The Old Independence Regional Museum will host Fall Family Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. This event is free and open to the public. It will feature events, demonstrations and hands-on activities for the entire family, celebrating the fall harvest season. The museum board will make a special announcement at the event. At 10:30 the Indian Inter-Tribal Association of Arkansas will be conducting a demonstration of several styles of dance in full regalia.

Kid clothes added to salon selection

October 20, 2009 Jennifer Gillihan, owner of Diamond Design hair salon, has announced the opening of Wiggle Worms Children’s Clothing and Accessories.Located on the second floor of the salon, Wiggle Worms offers new, and gently worn designer clothing for children ages newborn through 5T — everything from delivery blankets to warm soft jammies for crawlers and complete designer looks for pre-schoolers, Gillihan said.In addition to the quality clothing, Wiggle Worms carries a wide variety of bags and other accessories at affordable prices that busy moms can appreciate, she added.

Laura Wood Brissey joins law firm of Belew & Bell

October 20, 2009 The law firm of Belew & Bell in Batesville has announced that Laura Wood Brissey joined the firm. While Brissey will continue in her capacity as chief counsel to First Community Bank, this move will allow her to broaden the scope of her law practice and represent additional clients.

Full line archery shop opens

October 20, 2009 Since the opening of a full line archery shop a couple weeks ago, things have really been hopping at Payne’s Supply at 160 E. Boswell St. in Batesville.“We offer a full line of archery equipment,” said David Payne, who owns and operates Payne’s Supply with his wife, Patricia, and son, Stephan.“We sell both new and used bows and will trade for nearly anything,” Payne said. “We can do a complete setup on a new purchase or retune a bow that has been sitting in the closet since last season.”

Park service accepts Clinton’s first home

October 20, 2009 HOPE — The Bill Clinton First Home Museum will soon be a part of the National Park system, a designation that will give the modest structure on a busy street more visibility as a tourist destination.The two-story, wood frame house on Hervey Street in Hope, was where Clinton lived from his birth in 1946 at Julia Chester Hospital until age 4. The home was occupied until it was acquired by the Clinton Birthplace Foundation during Clinton’s presidency.

4-H awards presented

October 20, 2009 Independence County 4-H’ers held their 2009 4-H Awards & Recognition Banquet Oct. 1 at the Batesville High School Cafeteria with 185 in attendance. Four-H’ers, leaders and clubs received awards for work during the past year. Four-H’ers also presented awards to people and organizations in the community who have supported them.The 4-H Teen Leader officers conducted the program. Cecile Harris, Teen Leader president, gave the welcome; Cheyenne Reed led the pledge of allegiance; Brianne Reed led the 4-H pledge and Teryn Cesarski entertained with a vocal solo.