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.

Revival starts Monday

November 6, 2009 SAFFELL — Saffell Missionary Baptist Church will host a revival meeting at 7 p.m. Monday through Nov. 13. The event is open to the public.The speakers are: Monday, Curt Howard of Maple Springs Missionary Baptist Church; Tuesday, Robert Randolph of Tuckerman Missionary Baptist Church; Wednesday, Charles Morgan of Gethsemane Missionary Baptist Church; Thursday, Scotty Burrow, Mount Pleasant Missionary Baptist Church; and Nov. 13, Derek Collins of Gethsemane Missionary Baptist Church.

GAP to meet

November 6, 2009 Members of the Batesville Schools Grandparents As Parents program will meet at noon Thursday at the Early Learning and Enrichment Center resource room at 1900 Lyon St. This meeting is open to any relative who is acting a the primary caregiver to any child from birth to high school. Lunch will be provided.For more information call the Parents as Teachers office at (870) 793-0627.

Area blood drives planned

November 6, 2009 The American Red Cross has planned several upcoming blood drives. For more information, call 1-800-GIVE-LIFE.Of the approximate 37 percent of the U.S. population eligible to donate blood, only about 3 percent actually do, according to a news release. “Just as we do not want to see anyone hungry, think what would happen if there wasn’t enough blood for patients in need. This Thanksgiving season please help someone in need by giving blood. Each blood donation has the potential to save up to three lives.” Blood drives will be held as follows: