The BHS Band as I remember it 72 years ago

February 26, 2010 Editor’s note: Don Heuer of Batesville gave this picture to Keith Matthews, director of the Batesville High School Band. It was passed along by Matthews with the help of Camille Beary, assistant director of Mabee-Simpson Library.Mr. Bruce was the first band director. We were few in numbers. Later, Mr. Hartley took on the task.We grew in numbers under Mr. Hartley’s direction. We sold Christmas cards to buy our uniforms; also we had to furnish our own instruments.

Archaeology event to honor culture

February 26, 2010 JONESBORO — The Arkansas State University Museum and the Arkansas Archeological Survey will host a free archeological event in the main museum gallery on the Jonesboro campus from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 6, according to a news release.

Meeting set

February 26, 2010 The Batesville AARP chapter will hold an executive meeting at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the community room of the Citizens Bank annex.The meeting is open to all AARP and committee members.

License suspended for 6 months

February 26, 2010 LITTLE ROCK (AP) — An Arkansas Supreme Court committee has suspended the law license of an Izard County attorney for six months for avoiding a client.The court’s Committee on Professional Conduct also ordered Stephen L. Lewis to pay $5,600 in restitution and $50 in costs. The committee cited professional misconduct in Lewis’ handling of a case involving damage to a motorcycle while a potential buyer drove it in 2003.

Southside accepting nominations

February 26, 2010 SOUTHSIDE — The Southside Gifted and Talented program is currently accepting nominations for prospective students until April 1. Students who are nominated will be screened and a committee will consider the needs of each student based on screening information. Screenings will include classroom performance, reasoning skills, academic excellence, standardized test performance and creative ability.

Hillcrest approved for criminal grant

February 26, 2010 STRAWBERRY — Students at the Hillcrest School District could soon be learning about the criminal justice system now that a grant application to start a program has been approved by the Arkansas Department of Workforce Education.Superintendent Greg Crabtree told the school board Monday that according to a letter, the district will receive about $37,000 in supplies to start a program, however, he would know more details in the next few months.

Pioneer Pizza now open for business in Batesville

February 26, 2010 Pioneer Pizza is now open at 1614 Harrison St. in Batesville offering carry-out or delivery of tasty pizza, pasta, sandwiches and salads.Pioneer Pizza is operated by Connie Starr (along with her husband Mooney), who has extensive experience in the world of pizza preparation and customer service.Hours of operation are from 10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday. The restaurant is in the old Pizza For Less location.To place an order call (870) 793-6300.

‘Glorious’ slated at The Rep

February 26, 2010 LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Repertory Theatre will present the comedy “Glorious” March 12-28. Nominated for the 2006 Laurence Olivier Award as Best New Comedy, the play is based on the true-life story of Florence Foster Jenkins, a legendary New York heiress and socialite. Jenkins’ heart’s desire was to be a great opera diva in spite of having one of the “worst singing voices in history.” The Rep is located at 601 Main St. in downtown Little Rock. Tickets are available online at or by calling the box office at 1-866-6THEREP.

Alliance seeks nominations for most endangered places

February 26, 2010 Little Rock — The Historic Preservation Alliance is seeking help in identifying endangered historic places that reflect Arkansas’ heritage for the 2010 Most Endangered Places List.The list highlights threats facing historically and architecturally significant properties throughout the state, according to a news release. The deadline for submitting nominations is April 16.

Clinton Library to host Oklahoma City bombing stories

February 26, 2010 LITTLE ROCK — The William J. Clinton Presidential Center will host “First Person: Stories of Hope” and new exhibit opening Monday. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and the program begins at 6. Refreshments will be served.Family members, survivors and rescue workers will share first-person accounts of the April 19, 1995, Oklahoma City bombing and reflect on the 15 years that have passed since the bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building.