News of Other Days

October 9, 2009 Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Oct. 22, 1996. 

Obama wins Nobel prize

October 9, 2009 OSLO (AP) — President Barack Obama won the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize today in a stunning decision designed to encourage his initiatives to reduce nuclear arms, ease tensions with the Muslim world and stress diplomacy and cooperation rather than unilateralism.Nobel observers were shocked by the unexpected choice so early in the Obama presidency, which began less than two weeks before the Feb. 1 nomination deadline.

Bassmasters pick Bull Shoals for season-ending Classic

October 9, 2009 Anglers who qualified for the Batesville Bassmasters’ season-ending Classic tournament voted Thursday to fish Bull Shoals Lake, out of the Lead Hill Ramp, on Oct. 17 and 18, secretary Colin Patterson said.The tournament will start each day at “safe light,” which will probably be about 6:45 a.m.. It continues until 4 p.m. the first day and until 2 the second day.After the first day’s fishing, club members will hold a cookout and business meeting.“First place is going to pay $900,” Patterson said. “Second place will play $540 and third place pays $360.”

Writer offers tips on how to choose, use outdoors trail cameras

October 9, 2009 How many times have you looked at game trail cameras, wondering which one to buy? You look in disbelief at the price tag on the one recommended by the sporting goods salesman. What about trigger speed, memory, what size mega pixel do you need?How do you set it up and how often do you need to check it? It really is not as complicated as it is made out to be. I use an inexpensive package myself; it saves money for more important things in life.Following are a few tips and guidelines that should improve the number of  pictures from your camera.

Accidents result in alcohol arrests

October 9, 2009 Three people have been arrested following two separate accidents in which the drivers and a passenger were reportedly drunk or under the influence of drugs.Tuesday, around 10:50 a.m., Independence County Deputy Darin Brewer responded to a report of a reckless driver in the area of Dry Kiln Road and Harrison Street.Brewer said when he turned onto Dry Kiln Road he found a car high centered on the curb at the side of the road.

Guard collecting food, other items for John 3:16, Luke 4:18

October 9, 2009 It’s a time for giving and receiving at the Batesville Daily Guard.As a way of giving back to the community, the Guard is asking for donations to help John 3:16 Ministries in Charlotte and Luke 4:18 Lives, located on Swaim Hill Road near Southside. During the months of October and November, those who bring in five or more nonperishable food items, cleaning supplies or paper supplies will receive $5 off a three-month or more subscription of the Guard. The offer is valid for both new and renewal subscriptions. This special offer ends Nov. 30.

Department now has Web site

October 9, 2009 ASH FLAT — The Sharp County Sheriff’s Department has a new Web site, at, Detective Sgt. Ken Guidry announced Thursday.The site has pages for the administration, the Criminal Investigation Division, dispatch, jail, patrol, support services, warrants/civil process, sex offenders and most wanted, plus “contact us” and press release pages.

Sharp court meeting postponed

October 9, 2009 ASH FLAT — The Sharp County Quorum Court meeting originally scheduled for Monday has been postponed until 6 p.m. Tuesday because of the Columbus Day holiday, County Judge Larry Brown said.The meeting will be in the main courtroom in the county courthouse in Ash Flat.The courthouse will be closed Monday due to the holiday.

Council to hear budget request

October 9, 2009 The Batesville City Council will meet at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at city hall. The agenda includes a discussion about the city’s trimming of residents’ trees, a funding request from Old Independence Regional Museum, a report from Public Works Engineer Damon Johnson and comments from Mayor Rick Elumbaugh.All meetings are open to the public and any citizen may address the council with comments or concerns.

Compassionate Friends to meet

October 9, 2009 The Compassionate Friends, North Central Arkansas chapter, will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Citizens Bank Annex, 285 College Ave., Batesville.The Compassionate Friends is a national nonprofit, self-help support organization for bereaved parents, grandparents and siblings. There is no religious affiliation and no membership dues or fees.The mission of The Compassionate Friends is to assist families in their grief following the death of a child of any age and to provide information to help others be supportive.