One block at a time

January 16, 2009 While 9-year-old Tera Culp worked to feed the material through the sewing machine, her instructor reminded her that going slow would give her more control. Judith Dierkes, an artist-in-residence at West Magnet Visual & Performing Arts, has been introducing third- and fourth-grade students to the art of using buttons and bobbins to learn about the history of their school.

Groups to have meeting

January 16, 2009 A joint meeting of the Batesville Genealogical Society and the Independence County Historical Society will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the George Rider Room of First Community Bank in Batesville. Gary Perkey will present the program, "Researching in Old Newspapers."

UACCB could see record enrollment

January 16, 2009 A record enrollment. That is what is expected for the spring semester when the numbers are finalized, Brian Berry, vice chancellor for enrollment management and student services, told the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville Board of Visitors Thursday night.

News of other days

January 15, 2009 Editor's note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Jan. 29, 1996. 73 YEARS AGO Any World War veteran in Batesville who wants a job has a good chance of getting one now. A special committee has been appointed by Elmore Evans, commander of the Charles L. Jenkins Post of the American Legion here to secure work for the veterans on civic projects about to get under way. Members of the committee are County Judge Oscar T. Jones, Ed Linebarger, W.O. Pence and Cleon Wann.

Family & Friends Briefs

January 15, 2009 Church to host Winter Wednesday Series The North Heights Church of Christ, located at 200 Warrior Road above the fairgrounds in Batesville, will host a seven-week Winter Wednesday Series beginning at 7 p.m. Jan. 21 and concluding on March 4.

Area Briefs

January 15, 2009 Sims named director emeritus Noel K. Sims of Batesville has been named director emeritus of Citizens Bank. The announcement was made by the board of directors at its January meeting. The emeriti status recognizes Sims' valuable contributions to the bank's board since joining the bank in 1975, a news release states.

System ‘virtually complete’

January 15, 2009 SOUTHSIDE - The Southside Public Water Authority virtually completed a wastewater collection and treatment system in 2008, along with treating and pumping just under 1 million gallons of water a day, Manager John Richardson said.

Burglary suspect says he was hungry

January 15, 2009 Bond has been set at $75,000 for a Batesville man who said he was hungry and looking for food when he broke into homes last week, according to circuit court documents filed in Independence County. Keith E. White, 31, of 591 W. Wycough St., was arrested Friday while standing in the kitchen of a home he was allegedly burglarizing, according to a court affidavit filed by Independence County Detective Rob Leonard.

Twin cuts

January 15, 2009 SOUTHSIDE - Fairl Anderson doesn't get much time to thumb through the daily newspaper. When the door chimes, he's up and behind his barber's chair, ready for his next customer. For barbers as busy as Fairl and twin brother Hairl Anderson, the daily news will just have to wait.

City hall makeover under way

January 15, 2009 Batesville City Hall will soon be getting a makeover. The lobby of the city hall will be converted into a conference room and three offices, two of which will house Robert Herrington and Jamie Esteb, administrative clerk. As the Autocad specialist, Herrington creates maps of water and sewer lines and coordinates them with the subdivision maps, garbage routes and other city business.