Cedar Ridge to give report

September 15, 2009 CHARLOTTE — Cedar Ridge School Board will meet and the district will hold its annual report to the public tonight. The meeting will begin at 7 in the Cord-Charlotte Elementary cafeteria at 225 School Road, Charlotte.The sale of used school buses and discussion of facility projects, out-of-state conferences, financial reports and bills mark the board’s agenda.

Family health center relocates

September 15, 2009 White River Rural Health Center  Inc. Independence Family Health Center is now located at 1175 Vine St. in Batesville. The facility will provide comprehensive medical primary care services to all ages and continue to offer specialty services with the Ryan White Care Program.  Call (870) 793-4600 for additional information or to schedule an appointment.

80-year-old woman loves to exercise

September 15, 2009 Eighty-year-old Almeda Varnell believes in the benefits of exercise. In fact, she likes to get in a three-mile walk before her workout.“I meet a couple of friends at 6 o’clock and we walk at Oaklawn Cemetery,” said Varnell, who lives at Southside. The exceptions are inclement weather and Thursday mornings, which is her day to volunteer at the hospital.But even if the weather is bad, she still can — and does — manage a 30-minute workout at Curves.

Fowlkes seeks District 82 seat

September 15, 2009 SALEM—Karrol Fowlkes, Democrat, has announced he is seeking election to the Arkansas House of Representatives District 82.The position is currently held by Curren Everett, who is term limited from running for re-election in the House. Everett is seeking the District 10 seat in the Senate.Fowlkes serves as a member of the Salem Industrial Development Commission and is a director at the Bank of Salem. He is vice-president of Fulton County Farm Bureau.

Earthquakes give no warning

September 15, 2009 Earthquakes are different from any other type of natural disaster in that there is no warning, Myra Jane Biggers, chief natural disaster response planner for the Arkansas Department of Emergency Management, told local Kiwanians Friday.With tornadoes, hurricanes, ice storms, fires and wind storms, at least some warning exists, giving residents and officials at least a little time to prepare or take precautions, she said.“We’re all going to find out at the same time, when that (earthquake) happens,” Biggers said.

Wildcat Road to be appealed

September 15, 2009 ASH FLAT — Sharp County Attorney Larry Kissee is appealing an Independence County decision to close a portion of Wildcat Road near the Sharp-Independence county line.Stephens & Associates, owner of Wildcat Properties, recently expanded their land holdings in the area and asked both county courts to close the public road to the ranch, making it a private road, Sharp County Judge Larry Brown said.

News of Other Days

September 14, 2009 Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Sept. 25, 1996.73 YEARS AGOA 10-year-old nephew of Carl Glenn of Mountain View is in an infirmary here suffering from a fractured skull received Saturday when he was kicked by a horse.The child’s parents are dead, and he has been staying with an uncle for some time.The horse kicked the child squarely on the forehead, and part of the brain was exposed.Physicians report the boy’s condition as satisfactory and said he had a chance to recover unless complications set in.

Southside board to meet prior to public report

September 14, 2009 SOUTHSIDE — The Southside School board will gather for a short meeting at 5 tonight, followed by an annual report to the public at 7 in the cafeteria annex. The board will consider employment and resignation recommendations,  principals’ reports and consideration of entering a contract with Sylvan Learning Center.  The public report will include reports about student exam performances, goal progress and use of federal funds. Both meetings are open to the public.

Aldermen to hear reports

September 14, 2009 OIL TROUGH — The Oil Trough Town Council will meet at 7 tonight in the city hall for a routine monthly meeting, Recorder-treasurer Amy Goyne said.The aldermen will review current bills and monthly reports.

JPs to hear about insurance

September 14, 2009 ASH FLAT — The Sharp County Quorum Court will meet at 7 tonight in the county courthouse in Ash Flat to hear from insurance committee chairman Mark Johnson about employee insurance and from Bob Murphy concerning soil conservation, according to an agenda for the meeting.A proposed amendment for a budget ordinance is also on the agenda.