News of other days

May 29, 2009 Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on June 11, 1996.

Melbourne man graduates, becomes wildlife officer for Craighead County

May 29, 2009 MAYFLOWER — An Izard County man was among 17 cadets who recently completed over 900 hours of intensive training to become wildlife officers with the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission.Graduating was Jeffrey “Jeff” Cowan of Melbourne, who will be assigned as a wildlife officer in Craighead County.The group studied at the H.C. “Red” Morris Training Center east of Mayflower on Lake Conway.Graduation ceremonies for the 2009 cadet class took place May 21 at the Arkansas State Capitol.

Karaoke benefit set for July 13

May 29, 2009 The fifth annual Karaoke For A Cause benefiting Big Brothers Big Sisters of North Central Arkansas will be July 13 at Josie’s at the Lockhouse in Batesville. The event features food, silent and live auctions and two categories of competition: Soloists and group.

Club News

May 29, 2009 Independence County DARThe bi-annual memorial service was held Saturday by the Independence County Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, at the gazebo at Oaklawn Cemetery in Batesville.The prelude was played on the bagpipes by Nancy Love of Lyon College Pipe Band. Chaplain Fern Fike and regent Linda Carol Cooper conducted the ceremony. Mary Miller read the names of deceased chapter members buried in Oaklawn, and Dora Kate Lee read those buried in other cemeteries.

Family & Friends Briefs

May 29, 2009 Smith celebrates 80th birthdayHoward Smith celebrated his 80th birthday with family and friends May 17 at a drop-in party. The event was hosted by his daughter, Brenda Tucker, and family. VBS begins Monday

Cave basketball squads to attend summer camps

May 29, 2009 CAVE CITY — The senior boys and girls basketball teams at Cave City school will travel to different states this summer in an effort to improve their games.The school board voted unanimously Tuesday to allow the out-of-state trips, Superintendent Steven Green said.Boys’ Coach Jimmy Hodges will take his senior high team to a three-day camp in Murray, Ky., in June.Girls’ Coach Russell Fowler and his team will travel to Fort Walton Beach, Fla., for a four-day camp in June.

Area Briefs

May 29, 2009 Car wash to benefit mission tripFellowship Bible Church’s Guatemala mission team will hold a benefit car wash from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at O’Reilly Auto Parts in Batesville.All proceeds will go for the team’s trip to Guatemala in June. The team members will be working in orphanages, holding a medical clinic and building houses, according to a news release. BCT announces auditions

Domestic charges filed against Sulphur Rock man

May 29, 2009 A weekend-long domestic dispute between a Batesville couple ended with the man’s going to jail for the second time Tuesday morning.Independence County Deputy Dee McFatter said that around 9 a.m. she and other officers responded to a domestic violence call at 243 S. St. Louis St. regarding Robert E. Morgan, 35, breaking out a window at the residence.

Teachers hired, reassigned

May 29, 2009 CAVE CITY — The Cave City School Board hired and reassigned several employees Tuesday, Superintendent Steven Green said.Actions included hiring Amy Tracy as a nurse for two days per week, reassigning aide Vernita Morris as middle school secretary, reassigning Kim Carter as special education clerk, hiring Kim Bradley and Carla McComas as classified aides, hiring Wendy Holland as a recovery aide and hiring Vicki Tackett as a three-hour lunchroom worker.

School to receive almost $1.5M in stimulus funds

May 29, 2009 CAVE CITY — School directors at Cave City agreed Tuesday on a number of projects they hope will be approved for funding by almost $1.5 million in stimulus money, Superintendent Steven Green said.The money is properly known as American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 funds.“Our district is receiving money in three categories — $318,776 in special education, $247,837 in Title I and $848,815 in stabilization over a two-year period,” Green said.