Board meets, discusses activities

November 9, 2009 Since September, 1,375 new cards have been distributed at the Independence County Library.That’s a significant amount in such a short time, White River Regional Library director Debra Sutterfield told the Independence County Library board in a brief meeting Thursday. The cards are part of the library’s new process of automation, in which items checked out are scanned, along with the card, into the library database which can be accessed at any computer terminal in the library to check the item’s availability.

City gets money

November 9, 2009 Batesville will get some green to go green.Mayor Rick Elumbaugh said the city is receiving $40,900 for the first section in a planned “greenway” as part of the Arkansas Recreation Trails Program.This is a federal trails grant from the Arkansas State Highway Commission to create a path as an alternate transportation plan for joggers, walkers, skaters and bicycle riders. The 12-foot-wide paved trail will allow people to go from neighborhoods, businesses and even industries like White River Medical Center to recreational facilities.

News of Other Days

November 6, 2009 Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Nov. 20, 1996. 73 YEARS AGO

Help children make memories of lifetime — outdoors

November 6, 2009 With today’s hustle and bustle lifestyle, many parents think they don’t have time to spend with their children in the outdoors. With a little spontaneous ingenuity on your part, you can enjoy the opportunity to be with your kids in the outdoors without big plans that include coordinating expensive expeditions in to the vast wild yonder.

Rivals in DVD price war

November 6, 2009 NEW YORK (AP) — Walmart is upping the ante heading into the holiday season, trimming the online preorder prices of some upcoming DVDs following last month’s price cut on books.The move led rivals Amazon.com and Target to reduce prices of some online preorder DVDs, which pushed Walmart to take a few more cents off its offerings.The world’s biggest retailer said late Thursday that it would lower the online prices of new DVDs such as “Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince” and “Star Trek” to $10.

Guns, safe stolen from Newark home

November 6, 2009 Police are looking for the persons responsible for the theft of a Sentry gun safe and several guns from a home in the Newark area.Justin Carl Gardner told police that he had been staying at a relative’s residence at 1205 Shrug St. while the relative was working out of state, but while he was away from the home overnight recently, someone stole a gun safe and its contents.The back door to the residence was found standing open, with no signs of forced entry, according to Deputy Nathan Stephens.

Fund set up for victims

November 6, 2009 A special bank account has been set up for a Salado family who lost their home and belongings in a house fire Tuesday morning.Anyone wishing to assist the Chad and Misty Dockins family may do so through donations to the “Chad Dockins Account” at Citizens Bank.

Police seek help finding missing girl

November 6, 2009 The Independence County Sheriff’s Office is seeking help from the community in finding a teenage girl missing since Wednesday.Destiny Berry, 15, is approximately 5 feet 5 inches tall, between 140-150 pounds, with long light brown hair. She was last seen wearing a grey shirt, jeans with holes in the knees and Croc shoes.Anyone with information regarding her whereabouts is asked to call Detective Mike Mundy at the Independence County Sheriff’s Office, (870) 793-8838, or 793-8878.

Christmas memories sought

November 6, 2009 The Batesville Daily Guard is publishing its annual Seasons Greetings special section on Dec. 24.Anyone wishing to share a special Christmas memory for publishing in this section may bring the story and/or a photo to go with the memory to the Guard office at 258 W. Main St.; mail it to the Guard, Attn: Andrea Bruner, P.O. Box 2036, Batesville, AR 72503; or e-mail it to andreab@guardonline.com.The deadline for stories and photos is Dec. 9.