News of other days

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

Isabella’s opens ‘attic’ expansion

June 9, 2009 Isabella’s Boutique and Merle Norman Studio, located at 1370 Neeley St. in Batesville, has a new addition, according to manager Ruth Bowman.“We’ve added new, used and vintage primitive style furniture, as well as wall art, and a large collection of home decor items,” Bowman said recently. The new addition is called Isabella’s Attic, and plays off that theme with items one might find in a well-stocked attic from days gone by.

State News Briefs

June 9, 2009 Woman burns to death, poured gasoline on selfPINE BLUFF (AP) — A woman in Pine Bluff died after pouring what appeared to be gasoline on herself and getting in a car, where she and the vehicle burst into flames.A Pine Bluff police officer saw the woman pour fuel on herself Monday afternoon near the intersection South Ohio Street and Interstate 530.

Craft school offers course

June 9, 2009 MOUNTAIN VIEW — The Arkansas Craft School is offering a continuing education course for classroom teachers July 6-10 at Ozarka College in Mountain View campus. Classes are scheduled for 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day.The course, limited to 30 participants and designed for K-8 elementary and middle school teachers, will provide a variety of experiences for teachers including guidance in the use of arts and crafts in teaching strategies and hands on skill training in basic craft media.

Service News

June 9, 2009 San Antonio — Army Pvt. Bradley W. Altom has graduated from Basic Combat Training at Fort Sill in Lawton, Okla.During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission and received instruction and training exercises in drill and ceremonies, Army history, core values and traditions, military courtesy, military justice, physical fitness, first aid, rifle marksmanship, weapons use, map reading and land navigation, foot marches, armed and unarmed combat, and field maneuvers and tactics.

Foul mouthed biker faces traffic charges

June 9, 2009 A 19-year-old motorcyclist who reportedly kept up a running dialogue of foul-mouthed abuse against his arresting officer is facing several traffic charges following an incident early this morning.Independence County Sheriff’s Deputy Ernie Gillihan said he was parked at St. Louis and Harrison streets just before 2 a.m. when he noticed a man on a motorcycle stop at a yield sign on Lawrence Street and then travel south on St. Louis Street, spinning his back wheel and almost losing control of his bike.

Car, four-wheeler, gun thefts reported

June 9, 2009 A Batesville woman who reported her car stolen overnight Sunday later reported it found behind a local restaurant on Monday, according to local authorities.Amanda D. Childress of 2615 Neeley St. reported her 2001 Pontiac Grand Prix taken from her yard sometime between 10 p.m. Sunday and 6 a.m. Monday. Childress said her husband discovered it missing when he left for work around 6 a.m. Monday.Childress said the doors to the car couldn’t be locked because the keys had recently become stuck in the ignition.

Area Briefs

June 9, 2009 Council to discuss utility rates, historic district commission

Inmate accused of taking narcotics

June 9, 2009 A jail inmate who was taken to the nurses station for an insulin shot was later found to be in possession of narcotics she had stolen, according to a police report.Stephanie Williams of 2564 East Main Street in Batesville faces additional charges, and bond was set at $10,000.According to the report, jail administrator Rhoda Dowell said the pills were found missing after jail nurse Bob Barnett counted the narcotics and found methadone was missing and that only one person had been in the nursing station area.