Rains make waterfalls even better photo ops

May 18, 2009 Spring rains have made the already picturesque waterfalls in The Natural State even better photo opportunities. The 96-foot Cedar Falls, located at Petit Jean State Park, is cascading into Cedar Creek with a mighty roar, and the various falls around the Buffalo National River are just a few of the awesome results of recent rains in Arkansas.

Area Briefs

May 18, 2009 Batesville board meeting tonight

Stanley, Scott Wood to continue as GM, Chrysler dealers

May 18, 2009 Stanley Wood Chevrolet/Scott Wood Chrysler announced they have received notification from General Motors Corporation and Chrysler Motors that they will continue as franchised dealers for both manufacturers.“Both General Motors and Chrysler have shown their confidence in our company by indicating their intent to continue our dealer contracts. We believe we are positioned to offer new vehicle sales and service for another 70 years,” said dealer principal and general manager Scott Wood.  

Grand opening set for Thursday

May 18, 2009 The White River Regional Juvenile Detention Center will hold a grand opening for the facility’s latest expansion at 2 p.m. Thursday.The $803,000 new expansion includes two offices, 11 cells that can accommodate 22 inmates and a classroom to aid 40 students. The current expansion is credited to Administrator James Starzy and staff for keeping the regional facility as one of the lowest priced holding centers in the state.“There is some federal money involved, but the facility is paid for by the revenue created through our operations,” Starzy said.

Local doctors find way to Peru

May 18, 2009 To have the volleyball-sized tumor on his thigh removed, Edgar Mendoza Enco of Chancay, Peru was told his leg would have to be amputated. Doctors at Arkansas Children’s Hospital in Little Rock, however, are hoping to find a way for Edgar to keep his leg, tumor-free.

Ozarka picks Dawe

May 18, 2009 Melbourne — Ozarka College officials have announced the appointment of Dr. Richard Dawe as president of the college in Melbourne. Dawe, a native of the northern Arkansas/southern Missouri region, will assume the presidency on July 1.For the past year Dawe has served as vice chancellor of planning and organizational development at Ventura County Community College District, a three-college district of 36,000 students in California.

Fishermen find body

May 18, 2009 The body of a man who disappeared in the White River a week ago has been found.Late Saturday night, fishermen discovered the body of Aaron Marks below Lock & Dam 1 on the White River, Sheriff Keith Bowers said in a press release this morning.“Adam Branscum called in to dispatch at approximately 10:46 p.m. stating that he was fishing on the White River and had possibly found Marks,” Bowers said.Branscum and Heath Duncan were bow fishing when they discovered Marks, according to Stacy Caplener, assistant director of Office of Emergency Management.

Lyon graduates 84 students

May 15, 2009 Lyon College graduated 84 students at its 137th commencement May 9. The college conferred 44 bachelor of arts degrees and 40 bachelor of science degrees. The following students graduated during commencement: Bald Knob — Steven L. Goacher, BS in biology

News of other days

May 15, 2009 Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on May 29, 1996. 

Chain saw safety tips offered

May 15, 2009 Natural ResourcesConservation ServiceA chain saw is a powerful and effective tool used by both homeowners and professionals. Each year, thousands of injuries occur due to careless operation and lack of proper safety training. Natural Resources Conservation Service recommends the following guidelines to reduce the risk of injury when using a chain saw.BEFORE YOU BEGIN• Always read and understand the owner’s manual.• Always wear proper eye, ear and head protection as well as gloves, safety boots and cut-retardant pants or chaps.