News of Other Days

October 1, 2009 Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Oct. 14, 1996. 

Art exhibit opens

October 1, 2009 The mixed media artwork of Katie Howell, a 2009 graduate of Lyon College, is on display in the academic hall of University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville’s Row Johns Building. Using a recently installed hanging system, her work is the first of what will be a changing exhibition schedule for the college, said exhibit coordinator and art instructor Marcia Wallace.Wallace said she chose Howell’s work, entitled “Portraits of Subjectivity,” because it is both visually exciting and intellectually accessible.

Students serve Batesville community through Service Day

October 1, 2009 Lyon College freshman Sam Joiner washed windows Tuesday while senior Eric Morgan glued beads to costumes. Lee Gibson picked up trash along the White River as Heather Bodenhamer bagged canned goods across town. The brothers of Zeta Beta Tau cleared downtown Batesville of weeds and volleyball player Meghann LaBorn coached a Special Olympics softball team.

Cedar Ridge board recognizes member

October 1, 2009 NEWARK — The Cedar Ridge school board honored Robert Griffin for 11 years of service to the Cedar Ridge School District and former Newark School District and presented him with a lifetime athletic pass at its recent board meeting. Griffin did not seek re-election and will be succeeded by Anne Moore at the next board meeting.

Melbourne eyes technology grant

October 1, 2009 MELBOURNE — More technology could be in the Melbourne School District’s future.Under an Enhancing Education Through Technology grant, the district would have the opportunity to purchase more computers, more SMART Boards, electronic probes and sensors and even a wireless computer lab for the high school if approved for the $200,000 grant.

Music performance planned

October 1, 2009 Weston Music Studio will present a master class with Dr. Ian Hominick of the University of Mississippi from 1 to 4 p.m. Oct. 10 at the Cottage Market, located at 1365 College St. in Batesville.Area youth who will be featured include Nicholas Czerwinski, Hannah Cruse, Katie Cruse, Aaron Dowell, Josie McCann, Ronnie McCann, Crystal Qian, Sean Roulier, Clair Sonnier, Louis Sonnier and Annie Sonnier.They will perform classical piano compositions by Mozart, Rachmaninov, Schubert, Mendelssohn, Janocek, Clementi, Smetana and others.

WBC Transfer Day is Oct. 16

October 1, 2009 Walnut Ridge — Williams Baptist College will hold a preview day in October for students interested in transferring from other institutions. WBC’s Transfer Day will take place Oct. 16 to help prospective transfer students find out more about Williams.“Transfer Day helps students from other institutions make a smooth transition to Williams. It gives us a chance to answer their questions and address their needs involving the transfer process,” said Lisa Foley, transfer counselor in the Williams Office of Admissions.

Oak Bluff meeting is set for Saturday

October 1, 2009 The Seventh Oak Bluff Alumni meeting will be Saturday at Oak Bluff School.Registration will be from 10 to 10:45 a.m. A cakewalk will be held during the registration period. Business and picture taking sessions will be held from 10:45 to 11:30 a.m. A potluck will be served at 11:30 a.m.Folklore stories will be told and an auction will be held after the meal.The emphasis this year will be on old-time dress, food and story telling. The Alumni Association will present distinguished alumnus and alumna awards.

New Cave City board members seated, $321,800 bid for roof work accepted

October 1, 2009 CAVE CITY — Recently elected Cave City School Board members Kirk Ratliff and Stephen Stauffer were seated during last week’s regular meeting, and Bobby Sanders was appointed to the board to replace the late Johnny Wayne Carter, Superintendent Steven Green said.Board members elected officers as follows for the 2009-2010 term: Dean Hastings, president; Wendell Saffell, vice president; and Gregg Asberry, secretary. It was established that signatures of Hastings and Asberry will now be used by the district on checks and other documents where board signatures are required.

Food bank makes donation

October 1, 2009  Independence County has more than 5,000 residents living in poverty, and in honor of NASCAR racer Mark Martin the Arkansas Foodbank Network has made a donation to benefit Independence County’s hungry.In a ceremony Wednesday morning, officials from the Arkansas Foodbank Network came to Batesville Help and Hope and presented 1,000 pounds of cereal. The cereal was donated by the Kellogg Company in honor of Mark Martin’s 1,000th start, a NASCAR milestone, officials explained. Martin is only the third driver to reach this achievement, joining Richard Petty and Michael Waltrip.