Forestry community coming together for Arkansas Children’s Hospital

October 12, 2009 To some people, a truckload of logs may mean a bunch of picnic tables or the entire printing of a small town’s daily newspaper.For members of Arkansas’ forestry and logging community, it symbolizes a commitment to help the patients and their families who need Arkansas Children’s Hospital, according to the Log A Load For Kids program.

Album to raise funds for injured classmate

October 12, 2009 CAVE CITY — Carlie Easley & Junction 58 recorded a bluegrass gospel album and on the way home from the recording studio, Easley decided to donate the proceeds from album sales to Alex Cossey, a classmate who was seriously injured in an auto accident Aug. 28. Carlie and Alex are both juniors at Cave City High School.Cossey remains hospitalized in Little Rock.

Ladies Night Out scheduled for Tuesday

October 12, 2009 Ladies Night Out will begin at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday in Independence Hall on the campus of the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville. Providing important health information and free screenings to women in the community, the event is open to the public.“Ladies Night Out is about good health,” said Sheila Mace, public relations coordinator at White River Medical Center. “We want our community to know about the health care services that are available to them so they can make informed health care decisions.”

Fire destroys garage, damages church

October 12, 2009  An early morning fire that destroyed a Batesville family’s multi-functional garage also damaged the roof of a nearby church, according to fire officials.Batesville Fire Chief Danny Russell said the garage fire was reported at the Lee Mourer residence at 649 College Ave. around 1:30 a.m. and the building was fully engulfed when firefighters arrived on the scene.Firefighters were kept busy to keep flames from spreading to the Mourer home and to First Baptist Church located across a narrow driveway some 20 feet away.

Lost – Kayakers walk to highway site

October 12, 2009 A man kayaking with his wife and another doctor Saturday was on the verge of going into shock after their afternoon trip turned into a survival ordeal. Stacy Caplener, assistant director with the Independence County Office of Emergency Management, said his office got a call around 9:30 p.m. Saturday saying that Dr. Robin Williams, her husband Joey Steen and Dr. Meriden Glasgow were missing somewhere on Salado Creek south of Batesville.“I don’t remember who called 911; a family member or someone reported them overdue to police dispatch,” Caplener said.

News of Other Days

October 9, 2009 Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Oct. 22, 1996. 

Obama wins Nobel prize

October 9, 2009 OSLO (AP) — President Barack Obama won the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize today in a stunning decision designed to encourage his initiatives to reduce nuclear arms, ease tensions with the Muslim world and stress diplomacy and cooperation rather than unilateralism.Nobel observers were shocked by the unexpected choice so early in the Obama presidency, which began less than two weeks before the Feb. 1 nomination deadline.

Bassmasters pick Bull Shoals for season-ending Classic

October 9, 2009 Anglers who qualified for the Batesville Bassmasters’ season-ending Classic tournament voted Thursday to fish Bull Shoals Lake, out of the Lead Hill Ramp, on Oct. 17 and 18, secretary Colin Patterson said.The tournament will start each day at “safe light,” which will probably be about 6:45 a.m.. It continues until 4 p.m. the first day and until 2 the second day.After the first day’s fishing, club members will hold a cookout and business meeting.“First place is going to pay $900,” Patterson said. “Second place will play $540 and third place pays $360.”

Writer offers tips on how to choose, use outdoors trail cameras

October 9, 2009 How many times have you looked at game trail cameras, wondering which one to buy? You look in disbelief at the price tag on the one recommended by the sporting goods salesman. What about trigger speed, memory, what size mega pixel do you need?How do you set it up and how often do you need to check it? It really is not as complicated as it is made out to be. I use an inexpensive package myself; it saves money for more important things in life.Following are a few tips and guidelines that should improve the number of  pictures from your camera.

Accidents result in alcohol arrests

October 9, 2009 Three people have been arrested following two separate accidents in which the drivers and a passenger were reportedly drunk or under the influence of drugs.Tuesday, around 10:50 a.m., Independence County Deputy Darin Brewer responded to a report of a reckless driver in the area of Dry Kiln Road and Harrison Street.Brewer said when he turned onto Dry Kiln Road he found a car high centered on the curb at the side of the road.