Student gives report on trip to D.C.

October 23, 2009 CAVE CITY — The Cave City School Board heard a report Monday from high school student Tyler Tully on his recent trip to the Washington Training Institute in Washington D.C.,” Superintendent Steven Green said.

Habitat receives grant

October 23, 2009 Habitat for Humanity of Independence County has received a $2,000 grant from the Bank of America Charitable Foundation.“This is the third year that Bank of America has provided Habitat for Humanity of Independence County a grant to help us in our mission to build decent, affordable homes for families in need. We are very grateful for Bank of America’s generosity and support,” said Paul Bube, board president of Habitat for Humanity of Independence County. “This $2,000 grant is a tremendous help as we get started on our second house at 415 Ferrell St. in Batesville.”

Benefit account set up

October 23, 2009 A benefit account has been started for Anita Stewart Long, who was injured in a motorcycle accident Tuesday afternoon that also killed her husband, Terry Long.An account has been established at First Community Bank to help defray medical expenses for Anita Long, who is still a patient at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences.

Concord’s annual report slated

October 23, 2009 CONCORD — The administration and school board is expected to have good things to tell patrons during the Concord School District’s annual report to the public, which will begin at 7 p.m. Monday in the high school media center.After a year and a half, the district was removed from the state’s fiscal distress list last week.Schools that remain on the list for two years are subject to being consolidated with or annexed to other nearby districts.

$3M awarded in suit

October 23, 2009 LITTLE ROCK — The alleged enforcer of evangelist Tony Alamo must pay $3 million in restitution to two boys he’s believed to have beaten bloody on the preacher’s behalf and left haunted for life, a federal judge ruled Thursday.

Dayberry named UACCB’s Outstanding Alumni

October 23, 2009 Julie Hall Dayberry of Vilonia has been named the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville’s Outstanding Alumni.Dayberry, a 2005 UACCB graduate, was recognized earlier this week at the Arkansas Association of Two Year Colleges Fall Conference in Hot Springs. After graduating from UACCB, she transferred to the University of Central Arkansas. She graduated magna cum laude from UCA in December 2007 and received the Outstanding Early Childhood Education Major award. She has been teaching first grade at Vilonia Elementary School for two years.

Diane ‘Granny’ Power is recognized

October 23, 2009 Diane Power has devoted her life to children. Now, she has been named the Arkansas Juvenile Justice Worker of the Year.A residential child care worker with Health Resources of Arkansas, Power, who is known as “Granny” to countless youth and adults, was honored Thursday by the Arkansas Coalition for Juvenile Justice in ceremonies at North Little Rock.

News of Other Days

October 22, 2009 Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Nov. 4, 1996.

Wanted man caught in local traffic stop

October 22, 2009 A Batesville man learned the hard way Wednesday afternoon that if you have outstanding warrants in two states you should obey traffic laws.Independence County Deputy Jimmy Smith said he stopped 24-year-old Kyle E. Motes at Ed Diemer’s Trucking Company on Myers Avenue around 2:40 p.m. after he recorded Motes on radar driving 37 miles per hour in a 25 mph zone at nearby Riverside Park.

Jewelry taken in thefts

October 22, 2009 Independence County authorities say a woman using a local gym reported $2,785 worth of jewelry stolen from her purse.Deputy Colby Markum said Sandra Kilgore of Lonoke Lane came to the sheriff’s office Wednesday afternoon to report the theft.According to Kilgore, some-one stole jewelry from a locker at Anytime Fitness on Harrison Street during her workout, which started around 4 a.m.