Home tours scheduled

November 25, 2008 They'll be hanging a shining star from the highest bough - and anywhere else, too, for the upcoming Christmas Tour of Historical Homes. Batesville Preservation Association will host a holiday homes tour from 1 to 4 p.m. Dec. 7 (Pearl Harbor Day).

Colleges Briefs

November 24, 2008 Cunningham wins scholarship Julie Cunningham, a 1991 Batesville High School graduate, has been accepted for admissions to Lyon College and has been awarded a Transfer Scholarship. Each year Lyon College awards scholarships to outstanding applicants who show special promise as productive members of the College community and valuable contributors in the field of their choice. Based upon demonstrated record of academic success and leadership, Cunningham has been awarded the scholarship valued at $4,500 per year.

News of other days

November 24, 2008 Editor's note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Dec. 6, 1995. 73 YEARS AGO New allotments of WPA money for Batesville and Independence County were approved by Washington officials today, according to W.R. Dyess, state WPA administrator. The allotment is for $165,055; $20,955 is for a six-mile improvement of a road out of Batesville with $144,000 going for improvement of county roads.

Two Lyon students net funding

November 24, 2008 Lyon College students Keri Rogers of Evening Shade and Erick Oyemaja of Batesville have been awarded Willard and Pat Walker Scholarships. The college received $20,000 from the Willard & Pat Walker Charitable Foundation Inc. over the summer to provide two need-based scholarships for students.

ASU presents diplomas

November 24, 2008 Jonesboro - More than 300 graduates were awarded diplomas at Arkansas State University in Jonesboro during summer commencement ceremonies in the Convocation Center. Dr. Robert L. Potts, chancellor at ASU-Jonesboro, presented the various diplomas.

Angel Tree has 1,100 names

November 24, 2008 The United Way of Independence County has some 1,100 names for the 2008 Angel Tree, said Colin Patterson, United Way board member. Names may be picked up at the following locations: •?Citizens Bank Main Branch, (870) 793-4441;

Ravenden Springs cave believed to be first school in state

November 24, 2008 RAVENDEN SPRINGS (AP) - Almost 200 years ago, children trekked through woods into a dark canyon in the easternmost reaches of the Ozark Mountains. They did this regularly for years, assembling in a cave to learn.

Accreditation earned

November 24, 2008 Cherokee Village - White River Medical Center North Complex in Cherokee Village has been awarded a three-year term of accreditation in computed tomography (CT) as the result of a recent survey by the American College of Radiology. The ACR awards accreditation to facilities for the achievement of high practice standards after a peer-review evaluation of the practice, according to a news release.

Two arrested for drunk driving

November 24, 2008 A man who reportedly ran other drivers off the road near Newark was later taken to jail for drunk driving Thursday. Cpl. Duane Grice with the Independence County Sheriff's Office said he was on patrol around 7:30 a.m. when police dispatch advised officers that a green Toyota car was just passing the power plant at Newark and had run two cars off the road.

Car fire ruled as arson

November 24, 2008 A blaze that destroyed a car on Brushy Road early Saturday morning has been ruled as arson, according to the Independence County Sheriff's Office. Deputy Michael Anderson said in his report that the green Chevrolet Camaro was fully engulfed in flames when he arrived on the scene at 300 Brushy Road shortly after midnight Friday.