News of Other Days

October 22, 2009 Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Nov. 4, 1996.

Wanted man caught in local traffic stop

October 22, 2009 A Batesville man learned the hard way Wednesday afternoon that if you have outstanding warrants in two states you should obey traffic laws.Independence County Deputy Jimmy Smith said he stopped 24-year-old Kyle E. Motes at Ed Diemer’s Trucking Company on Myers Avenue around 2:40 p.m. after he recorded Motes on radar driving 37 miles per hour in a 25 mph zone at nearby Riverside Park.

Jewelry taken in thefts

October 22, 2009 Independence County authorities say a woman using a local gym reported $2,785 worth of jewelry stolen from her purse.Deputy Colby Markum said Sandra Kilgore of Lonoke Lane came to the sheriff’s office Wednesday afternoon to report the theft.According to Kilgore, some-one stole jewelry from a locker at Anytime Fitness on Harrison Street during her workout, which started around 4 a.m.

Dahlquists to receive lifetime membership

October 22, 2009 The Mabee-Simpson library will present Dr. John and Diana Dahlquist with a Honorary Lifetime Membership from the “Friends of the Lyon College Mabee-Simpson Library” Friday as a part of “National Friends of the Library Week” (Oct. 18-24) and Homecoming Week at Lyon. Dr. Dahlquist is being recognized for his years of support for the library during his service as vice president for academic affairs and his donations of over 1,000 books.

Beauty pageant held

October 22, 2009 SOUTHSIDE — Rolling Hills Nursing Center recently held its annual beauty pageant.Sadie Johnston was named Ms. Rolling Hills. First runner-up was Jacqueline Chambliss. Second runner-up was Novell Treadway.Rolling Hills is located at 1680 Batesville Blvd. For more information, call (870) 251-1112.

Bethesda EHC

October 22, 2009 BETHESDA — Eleven members of the Bethesda Extension Homemaker Club answered roll call by responding to “What was the last Halloween costume your wore?” at their monthly meeting on Oct. 20 at the Bethesda Fire Station. Along with the expected replies of “I haven’t the faintest idea” or some similar variation, several members reached back into their memory bank for answers such as “A Southern belle,” “I was a farmer cowboy,” and “A cowgirl on an inflated horse.”

Copeland celebrates 105th

October 22, 2009 Bessie Copeland will celebrate her 105th birthday Sunday with a potluck dinner following the 10:30 a.m. services at Harrison Street Church of Christ in Batesville.Guests are invited to attend the services or may come to the fellowship hall at around noon for the celebration. “Bring your favorite dish to commemorate her 105th birthday,” Katie Kirby, her granddaughter, said.Copeland was born Oct. 26, 1904. She requests no gifts, but enjoys receiving cards, which may be mailed to 794 Bates St., Batesville, AR 72501.

Autumn leaves ignite landscape for fall trip

October 22, 2009 The annual fall festival of colors has begun in the Ozark Gateway region and will continue through mid-November, according to Cathy Drew, executive director of the Ozark Gateway Tourism Council.

Virtual conference scheduled

October 22, 2009 PLEASANT PLAINS — Midland High School will be one of 25 schools in the U.S. to host a Discovery Educator Network Tech or Treat fall virtual conference Saturday.

UACCB selected as one of 13 schools to participate in project

October 22, 2009 One of 13 schools in the country, and the only in the state, University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville has been invited to participate as a pioneer institution in a Higher Learning Commission accreditation project.While the college is up for a review of its accreditation in 2012-13, as a pioneer institution it would work with the commission to develop, pilot and refine a new accreditation model, which if approved, would be implemented in 2013-14.