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.

Flu shot clinic tops agenda

September 14, 2009 PLEASANT PLAINS — An upcoming flu shot clinic in Pleasant Plains will be discussed when the city council meets at 7 tonight in the city hall, Mayor Rick Siler said.Current bills and monthly reports will also be reviewed.

Paul Vitale encourages students at Ozarka

September 14, 2009 Melbourne — Nationally renowned professional speaker and author Paul Vitale inspired and challenged both traditional and non-traditional students during the Aug. 28 Student Conference at Ozarka College, according to a news release. Presenting “It’s Your Life, Dominate It!” to individuals gathered at the John E. Miller building, Vitale challenged those in attendance to maximize their potential to the fullest through instilling five fundamental practices.

NCADF pageant open

September 14, 2009 SALEM — The Miss North Central Arkansas District Fair Queen Pageant will be Oct. 3 in the Miller Auditorium on the campus of Ozarka College in Melbourne. The contest will consist of three competitions: Private Interview, Sportswear and Evening Gown. The event is open to girls ages 16-21 from Cleburne, Fulton, Izard, Sharp, Stone and Van Buren counties. Contestants must be single and never have been married or have children.

Breakfast, bake sale slated

September 14, 2009 CHEROKEE VILLAGE — The Ladies of the Highland Elks will host an all-you-can-eat breakfast bonanza and bake sale from 7 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the lodge at 15 Elks Lane in Cherokee Village.The meal will include pancakes, sausage, biscuits, gravy, breakfast casseroles and beverages. Tickets are $6 if purchased ahead or $6.50 at the door.

AHPP, Radio Disney seek essays

September 14, 2009 LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Historic Preservation Program and Radio Disney are inviting Arkansas students to enter the annual “Historic Moment in Arkansas” essay invitational, AHPP Director Frances McSwain said.Students in two age brackets — fourth and fifth grades and sixth and seventh grades — are invited to submit 500-word essays on any historic Arkansas property that is 50 years old or older. Essays should include information on the property’s history, when and why it was built, and its current function. Students should cite at least one reference source.