Evening Shade woman, Missouri man die in crash

December 30, 2009 POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. — An Evening Shade woman was one of two people who died as the result of a three-vehicle accident Tuesday morning on U.S. Highway 60 about two miles east of Poplar Bluff, according to Missouri State Police Cpl. M.G. Slaughter.Carol A. Cook, 53, of Evening Shade and Jack W. Vaughn, 41, of Dexter, Mo., were pronounced dead at the scene at 8:11 and 8:10, respectively, by Butler County Assistant Coroner Joe Chapman.

No such thing as off year for politics in ’09

December 30, 2009 LITTLE ROCK  — There’s no such thing as an off year in Arkansas politics.That fact was on display throughout 2009 as U.S. Sen. Blanche Lincoln’s re-election bid dominated the state’s political talk, long before she would even appear on the ballot.A year that began with questions about who would run against the Democratic incumbent ended with a different question — Who wasn’t running?

Car, train collide at Moorefield

December 30, 2009 A Brockwell woman who tried to beat a train through an intersection in Moorefield around 8:40 this morning had to be cut out of the wreckage of her car by members of the Batesville Fire Rescue Unit before later being transported to White River Medical Center.

Newest Ark. winery carries on family tradition

December 29, 2009 GAMALIEL. (AP) — Margie Roelands is proudly carrying on her grandfather’s legacy.As a child growing up in southern California, she learned about the wine-making process from her Italian grandfather, Marty Raimondo, and dreamed of the day she’d have a family winery.And now she does even though she’s located at a peaceful, secluded resort in Gamaliel.The Raimondo Winery, one of Arkansas’ newest wineries, began selling wine this year after receiving its small-farm winery permit from the state. But many years of learning took place before the winery came to fruition.

News of other days

December 29, 2009 Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Jan. 13, 1997.

First Community Bank receives approval on purchase of Mountain Home Branch

December 29, 2009 First Community Bank Chairman and CEO, Dale Cole, announced that the bank has received final approval from the State Banking Department and the FDIC for the purchase of the Mountain Home branch of Community First National Bank. Community First National Bank was founded in 1997 and has two offices in West Plains and one in Mountain Grove.

Teed joins practice

December 29, 2009 Teed Family Dentistry in Batesville has announced the addition of Ralph A. Teed Jr., DDS, to the family practice at 1612 Harrison St.“We provide virtually every dental service available for your oral health,” Teed said recently.Some of the many dental services offered by the practice are routine cleaning, fillings, oral surgery, root canals, crowns, cosmetic dentistry, orthodontics, mini dental implants and teeth whitening.

AEDC accepting applications

December 29, 2009 LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Economic Development Commission is now accepting proposals for grant funding for General Assistance and Innovative Projects.

Applications for summer internship due Feb. 12

December 29, 2009 Washington, D.C. — Sen. Blanche Lincoln (D-Ark.) is accepting applications for her summer internship program, which provides students the opportunity to learn about the federal government and our nation’s legislative process. Selected college students will work in Lincoln’s Washington, D.C., or Little Rock office.

Foxy Ladies, Red Hat Society

December 29, 2009 The Foxy Ladies of White River Red Hat Society met Dec. 15 at the Batesville Country Club.Norene Trentini, queen mother, presided over the occasion, which centered around a Christmas lunch and entertainment provided by Raymon Hughey on keyboard and Danny Dozier on guitar. The club members joined in singing Christmas carols.Members celebrating birthdays for the month of December are Linda Campbell, Melba Clouse, Judy Hightower, Linda Hix, Kay Lovell, Juanita Painter, Marty Ruiz, Irene Shear, Joan Spinks and Ivone Thorne.