Crop disaster loan deadline nears

September 9, 2009 Dee Anne Barnes, director of the Independence County Farm Service Agency, said it may be hard to believe when producers are so busy with their 2009 crops that very soon they must plan and take action for their 2010 crops.

News of Other Days

September 9, 2009 Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Sept. 20, 1996.

UA worker arrested in dorm attack

September 9, 2009 FAYETTEVILLE (AP) — Authorities have charged a University of Arkansas maintenance employee with rape after a student told police she was attacked in her dorm room.University police Lt. Gary Crain said Tuesday that 38-year-old Avery Scott worked in university housing.A police report says the alleged victim had been drinking at a party and didn’t remember leaving. She told officers she woke up in her room at 3 a.m. Friday while being sexually assaulted.Police say Scott acknowledged having sex with the student but said it was consensual.

Ark. mayor faces new theft charge

September 9, 2009 GARLAND CITY (AP) — The mayor of Garland City, who is already accused of cashing an unsigned paycheck, has been arrested on a new theft charge.The Texarkana Gazette reported that Dockery was booked on the new charge Tuesday when she was at court to make an appearance on her first charge.Dockery said, “They’re lying,” as she read the new warrant, that was shown to her by an Arkansas State Police trooper. Bail is to be set later on the new charge.

Arkansas man to compete on ‘The Amazing Race’

September 9, 2009 LOS ANGELES (AP) — One team will have a leg up on the competition in the upcoming season of “The Amazing Race.”Two of the Harlem Globetrotters are among the 12 teams starring in the 15th edition of the CBS reality show, which premieres Sept. 27. Nathaniel “The Big Easy” Lofton, 28, from New Orleans, and Herbert “Flight Time” Lang, 32, from Brinkley, Ark., believe their experience will help them dominate this season’s course, which spans eight countries in 21 days.

Hot Springs to be featured first on new quarters

September 9, 2009 HOT SPRINGS (AP) — The first quarter in the “America the Beautiful” series that starts next year will feature Hot Springs National Park, the first natural area to be set aside by the federal government.The line of quarters will feature a national park or other historic site from each state and U.S. territory. The U.S. Mint is issuing five coins per year and is going in order that the various areas were established as national sites.Steve Arrison, chief executive of the Hot Springs Convention and Visitors Bureau, says he’s eager to use the quarter to promote the community.

Account opened for family

September 9, 2009 An account has been set up at Citizens Bank for Tony Herndon and his family.For the past few months Herndon has suffered from an undetermined medical condition and has incurred numerous medical expenses.Donations may be made at the main bank or any branch.

Civil War group to meet

September 9, 2009 The Batesville Civil War Round Table will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday at First Community Bank’s George Rider Room. The meeting is open to guests.Gary Perkey will present a program entitled “Ravages of War in Southeast Missouri.”A native of Sharp County, Perkey graduated from Cave City High School and Arkansas State University. He currently serves as president of the Batesville Genealogical Society and is a frequent contributor to its quarterly publication, Bits of Bark from the Family Tree.

Smart Style holding fundraiser to benefit breast cancer group

September 9, 2009 Smart Style Family Hair Salon, located inside the Batesville Walmart, is holding its first Breast Cancer Awareness photogenic contest in conjunction with its annual “Clip for the Cure” fundraiser.The contest is open to boys and girls from birth to age 18.Photographs must be age appropriate and no larger than 8” by 10.” Entry forms may be picked up at Smart Style Salon, or call (870) 698-1286 for more information. The entry fee is $10. All entries must be in by 5 p.m. Sept. 19.