News of Other Days

September 11, 2009 Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Sept. 24, 1996.73 YEARS AGOWesley Carpenter of this city has resigned his position as superintendent of the schools at Desha to accept the superintendency of the Sulphur Rock High School. School at Sulphur Rock will open Monday with teachers Robert Lee Calaway, Hugh Morris, Miss Mabel Moore and Mrs. Mary Robertson. Mr. Carpenter succeeds Ewell Richardson, who resigned to enter the law school at the University of Arkansas.

Public meetings set

September 11, 2009 AUGUSTA — The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has announced that the Draft Comprehensive Conservation Plan and Environmental Assessment for the Central Arkansas National Wildlife Refuge Complex is now available for public review and comment. The complex consists of Bald Knob, Big Lake, Cache River and Wapanocca national wildlife refuges. Public meetings for comments will be from 5-8 p.m. The open houses closest to Batesville are on Tuesday at the Bald Knob Municipal Building, 3713 Highway 367 in Bald Knob, and Thursday at the National Guard Armory, 500 Highway 64 East in Augusta.

Brown trout may have broken Little Red record

September 11, 2009 MANISTEE, Mich. (AP) — An angler has landed the heaviest brown trout on record in Michigan.The Ludington Daily News says Tom Healy of Rockford caught the 41-pound, 7 1/4-ounce trout Wednesday from a boat in the Manistee River.Department of Natural Resources biologists have weighed the fish and confirmed its type. The previous Michigan record for brown trout was a 36-pound, 13-ounce specimen caught in Frankfort in 2007.The Daily News says the catch might have broken a world record.

Fall turkey season: Let those without a clue get out of the way

September 11, 2009 The Arkansas Game & Fish Commission is up to monkey business again. Or, rather, the agency’s newest commissioner is. On Sept. 24, the seven voting commissioners will decide whether or not to close the fall turkey season in Arkansas.This closure proposal was made at the August commission meeting by rookie commissioner Emon Mahoney of El Dorado. “I cannot in good faith further restrict spring hunting if we allow hunters to kill hens in the fall,” Mahoney said, by way of explanation.

‘Pharaohs,’ Riverfest named top events

September 11, 2009 Little Rock — The American Bus Association (ABA) announced that the “World of the Pharaohs” Exhibition and Riverfest have been designated as two of the Top 100 Events in North America for 2010 by an elite tourism industry selection committee. The “Pharaohs” exhibit opens Sept. 25 at the Arkansas Arts Center in Little Rock and will be on display through July 5, 2010. The Arts Center is one of only four locations on the North American continent where the exhibit will be shown.

First lottery tickets arrive in Arkansas

September 11, 2009 LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The first shipment of Arkansas’ lottery tickets are arriving in the state next week.The state’s lottery commission announced today that it plans to hold a ceremony Monday at a Little Rock distribution center to mark the arrival of the scratch-off tickets. Ticket sales start Sept. 28.The tickets will be distributed to 1,500 retailers around the state licensed by the lottery commission.Commissioners plan on breaking the seal on the truck delivering the ticket shipments.

Lost Cane, Whistleville, Little River & Roseland Reunion set

September 11, 2009 As a boy of 14, I sat in a classroom of the Lost Cane School and listened as my teachers spoke of fame, fortune, war and peace and I wondered what the future had to offer. Some 50-plus years separate the man I am today from the young man I was then and change has been an integral part of each year.But one thing has not changed — my love for Lost Cane School and the wonderful friends who attended with me.

Investment adviser recognized

September 11, 2009 Bobby McGaha, president of McGaha Investments of Batesville, has been listed among the first 1,000 professional investors to obtain wealth management skills of the future, according to a press release from Cannon Financial Institute.The Certified Wealth Strategist designation recognizes individuals completing a through study of issues surrounding effective wealth management to meet clients needs.“Completing this designation distinguishes the recipient for their commitment to their clients’ financial future,” said Phil Buchanon, chairman of the CWS advisory board.

WRAAA to hear reports

September 11, 2009 The board of directors of White River Area Agency on Aging Inc. has scheduled the quarterly meeting for 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Batesville Regional Offices.The board will hear reports on Eagle Mountain Assisted Living Center and the In-Home Services Program among other items of business.

Junior Auxiliary seeking scholarship applications

September 11, 2009 The Junior Auxiliary of Independence County has announced that its Scholarship Program is open now to Feb. 1, 2010, to provide awards to applicants pursuing graduate-level studies for one year in fields that benefit and address the special needs of children and youth.Graduate fields of study include, but are not limited to, counseling, psychology, mental development, special education, speech pathology, exceptional children, remedial skills development, hearing impaired and gifted and talented. Scholarships are not awarded for administration or general education studies.