News of Other Days

October 30, 2009 Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Nov. 12, 1996. 

Quota hunts canceled

October 30, 2009 Felsenthal National Wildlife Refuge has canceled the 2009 Modern Gun Quota Deer Hunts, said Bernie Peterson of the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.“Record rains have caused unprecedented flooding along the Ouachita River in both  Arkansas and Louisiana,” Peterson said. “At the current levels there is not enough available area that is not flooded to conduct these hunts safely. Information on this closure will be sent to permit holders with further details.”

Why not be tourist in your own state, columnist asks

October 30, 2009 Imagine big rainbow trout leaping out of quartz-clear water. Now, picture yourself floating gently down the river, fighting that leaping fish to the net. Taking advantage of world class trout fishing is easier than you might think.North Arkansas is the location, and fall is the perfect time to fish the White River.  Tourists are no longer crowding the water and the fish are biting. Enjoy fall colors as you leisurely float downriver, catching your lunch and viewing some of the most beautiful scenery on earth.

Man held for deportation after wreck

October 30, 2009  A man who reportedly said he was in the U.S. illegally is in the Independence County jail facing several traffic charges and possible deportation back to Mexico.David Pedraza, 26, of 535 W. Mark St., was arrested around 9:20 Wednesday night when he was stopped for speeding after allegedly leaving the scene of a private property accident, according to deputies Randy Jones and Patrick Collins.Jones said he was dispatched to Taco Bell on St. Louis Street where someone had hit a car and then left without telling anyone.

Trapping to be demonstrated

October 30, 2009 Jill Easton will demonstrate methods of trapping at 2 p.m. Sunday at Old Independence Regional Museum. She will also speak about her experience in the field, and tell about other trapping adventures.Although Easton started trapping only a few years ago, she is known to have reached a skill level that matches and goes beyond some trappers who have been at it for decades, according to a news release.


October 30, 2009 Chase Fraser’s name was left out of Wednesday’s Guard, featuring Newark Elementary fourth grade honor roll. He made all A’s for the first nine weeks.


October 30, 2009 Incorrect information was provided in Wednesday’s Guard of Midland’s pumpkin carving night on page 7. Beth Ratton is pictured with others at the event.

Time to change

October 30, 2009 Daylight Saving Time ends this weekend, and the public is reminded to change its clocks.DST begins for most of the United States at 2 a.m. on the second Sunday of March. Time reverts to standard time at 2 a.m. on the first Sunday in November. In the U.S., each time zone switches at a different time.Fire officials also say this is a good time to change batteries in smoke detectors.

Chain saw safety program scheduled

October 30, 2009 ASH FLAT — A Chain Saw Safety Program will begin with registration at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Ozarka auditorium on the Ash flat Campus, according to Sharp County Conservation District officials. It continues until 3 p.m.Dana Hinkley, president of Logger Rescue Inc. and a member of the Stihl chain saw advisory team for logging safety instruction, will be the primary presenter.

Painter coming to BAAC gallery

October 30, 2009 The Batesville Area Arts Council will be providing an acrylic painting workshop with instructor Cathy Demko from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 14 at the Batesville Area Arts Council gallery on Main Street, according to council director Colleen Jackson.“Cathy is an area artist currently featured in Who’s Who in America and juried the 2009 Arkansas Governors Mansion Engagement Calendar, publishing ‘Eagle Dancer,’” Jackson said.