John 3:16 now selling smoked turkeys, hams

November 19, 2009 CHARLOTTE — John 3:16 Ministries in Charlotte is again selling smoked turkeys and hams for Thanksgiving. The cost for a 12-15 pound turkey or ham is $39.95 each, and that includes tax.Pickup will be Nov. 25, as the men from John 3:16 will be set up from noon to 7 p.m. in the Batesville Walmart parking lot. Larger orders (such as from a business or industry) can be delivered sooner. To place an order, call Dane Bawcom at (870) 307-4667 or the John 3:16 office at (870) 799-2525.

Eagle Mountain students to learn about Russian culture

November 19, 2009 The Batesville Area Arts Council is hosting an Arts In Education Russian residency by artist Sergei Shapoval through Nov. 20 at Batesville’s Eagle Mountain Magnet School.Shapoval, dressed in a traditional Russian Folk costume offers his multi-faceted AIE presentation through viewing geography and addressing the relationship between Russia and the United States as well as the former Soviet Union.He will work with students and teachers in actively participating in Russian folk dancing and playing authentic Russian musical instruments.

Walmart gets OK to sell beer, wine at Mountain Home

November 19, 2009 LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Patrons of a Walmart at Mountain Home will soon be able to buy beer and wine from the store.The state Alcoholic Beverage Control Board voted 5-0 Wednesday to overturn ABC Director Michael Langley’s Aug. 20 rejection of the application.Langley routinely rejects permit requests if anyone voices objections to the permit, to allow the ABC Board to make the decision. He said local residents had opposed the permit for the Walmart store at Mountain Home.

Cop suspended after using Taser

November 19, 2009 LITTLE ROCK (AP) — An Ozark police officer who used a Taser on an unruly 10-year-old girl has been suspended — not for using the Taser but for not having a video camera attached when he used it.Mayor Vernon McDaniel says officer Dustin Bradshaw was suspended Wednesday for seven days with pay. McDaniel says the suspension is for not following department procedures because he didn’t have the camera on.

Parade deadline nears

November 19, 2009 The deadline to enter the 2009 Batesville Christmas Parade — set for Dec. 5 — is nearing, according to officials at the Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce.The theme for the parade is “Dr. Seuss Mystical Christmas,” but parade entries may incorporate any of Seuss’ books, such as “The Cat in the Hat” or “Green Eggs and Ham,” stories other than “How the Grinch Stole Christmas,” said Lacy Baker, communications and events coordinator at the chamber.

Domestic violence, jail Tasing reported

November 19, 2009 A 911 call of possible domestic violence sent police to a Batesville apartment complex on Hill Street around 1:45 p.m. Wednesday.When they arrived, Deputies Michael Thatch and Ernie Gillihan found several tenants standing outside their apartments and the door to apartment K standing open.Thatch said a woman standing at an upstairs apartment, and later identified as 26-year-old Sandy Brown, said she lived in apartment K, but wouldn’t come back down until the man inside was gone.

Fire probe continues

November 19, 2009 Chris Deutsch lost everything.When a fire destroyed CD’s Auto Body shop in the early morning hours Tuesday, it also took the just completed body work and the paycheck he had coming. The business, located on College Street in Batesville, was a total loss.Deutsch said he had been doing body work at the location for the past couple of years and the tools and work that was completed and ready for payment was lost.“Right now we need a building and tools,” he said, hoping someone in the community can provide a place to start back up.

Dear Crossing ‘About as different as you can get’

November 19, 2009 Editor’s note: While looking through various rooms of the Dear Crossing — a unique flea market crammed with toys, collectibles, tools, glassware, you-name-it, the writer kept thinking, “This is ridiculous. ... This is just ridiculous. There’s SO MUCH, and it’s presented in organized chaos. Or something.” (And that organized chaos includes the two trees growing through the building and sticking out on top.) 

News of Other Days

November 18, 2009 Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Dec. 4, 1996.

First-year show team starts tradition

November 18, 2009 SOUTHSIDE — The Southside FFA Show Team is in its first year but it’s been a good one, adviser Chase Hilton said.The team has traveled all across Arkansas competing against other 4-H and FFA members exhibiting cattle, sheep and hogs. Hilton said they will travel to approximately 20 shows in the 2009-10 year. “We have a new school truck and trailer that we use to haul our cattle and kids, and the school has invested in a new 50 by 100 animal science facility to house our show animals,” Hilton said.