Family & Friends Briefs

April 1, 2009 Cemetery to host work dayThe Barnes Cemetery annual work day will be Saturday. Workers are asked to bring yard tools.A rain date will be April 11.For more information, call Brenda Tucker at (870) 793-3940. Fish, chicken to be served

Delegates attend DAR conference

April 1, 2009 The Independence County Chapter was represented at the 101st annual State Conference recently by delegates Dora Kate Lee, state chaplin; Linda Carol Cooper, regent; Anne Moore, secretary; Mary Miller, registrar; Elizabeth Cooper; Patti Emmons; Kristie Pope; and Kayla Pope. The conference was held March 19-21 at the DoubleTree Hotel in Little Rock.Elizabeth Cooper and the Pope sisters served as pages for the conference. They enjoyed a pizza supper on Thursday night.

Purcell talks about higher ed

April 1, 2009 The Arkansas Department of Higher Education is working to make applying for scholarships and obtaining degrees easier than ever before.“Arkansas is legendary for its people, for the work ethic and things of that nature, but perhaps maybe not for education as of yet,” said Jim Purcell, director of Arkansas Department of Higher Education. “So we’ve got to be concerned; there are a lot of things we need to do.”

Local preschool offering new curriculum

April 1, 2009 All children have the potential to construct their own learning, with the proper resources.That is one of the basic principles of a unique curriculum now being offered at The Learning Center Preschool, located in west Batesville.Sherri Traw, owner and lead teacher, announced that The Learning Center has recently changed the curriculum format to a Reggio Emilia Approach, named after an Italian village that developed the new educational philosophy focused on preschool and primary education.

Celebrating 20 years

April 1, 2009 CAVE CITY — While in college, Michael Wilson was unsure exactly what he wanted to do for a living.“I went and visited several different professionals and followed them around, watching what they do for half a day, and nothing was really exciting,” Wilson said.“Then I went and spent half a day with Dr. Ron Erwin in Batesville, and within five minutes of following him around, I knew what I wanted to do. I left there very excited.”Today, Dr. Wilson and his staff celebrate their 20th year in his Wilson Chiropractic Clinic in Cave City.

News of other days

March 31, 2009 Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on April 11, 1996. 

Colleges Briefs

March 31, 2009 CC senior named Wells ScholarAURORA, N.Y. — Mary Bailey, a high school senior from Cave City, has been named a Henry Wells Scholar at Wells College.

Engine service expands

March 31, 2009 SOUTHSIDE — Stewart Services Inc., located at 49 Allen Chapel Road. has announced the addition of a new technician to help with the company expanding small engine/home appliance repair business, according to owner Pat Rice.“Darryl Rodgers has 20 years experience in lawn equipment repair and we are glad to have him join our staff,” Rice said recently.