News of other days

June 10, 2009 Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on June 21, 1996.

Park offers programs

June 10, 2009 POWHATAN — Lake Charles State Park will offer several upcoming programs, according to a news release. The park is located at 3705 Highway 25, Powhatan. For more information, call (870) 878-6595 or e-mail

Area Briefs

June 10, 2009 WRRHA board to meetThe White River Regional Housing Authority board will meet at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Italian Grill in Batesville. Cushman School Board takes action at final meeting

Extension worker to retire after 45 years

June 10, 2009 For 45 years Jelyne Coldwell has been a part of the Independence County Extension service.“I don’t know where the time has gone. When you’re working, you just don’t ever think you’ll get to that place to quit work,” Coldwell said.

Workshop planned

June 10, 2009 Up to 20 people will be able to attend a free workshop from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 27 at the Old Independence Regional Museum to learn how to read public documents, according to a news release from the Independence County Historical Society. The workshop will cover Census records, deeds, marriage records, wills and probate records.

Van Zant, Foghat, wrestling to headline June 27th event

June 10, 2009 Southern rocker/country artist Jimmie Van Zant and his band from Jacksonville, Fla., will headline the Batesville Family Funfest June 27.The Funfest, presented by Batesville Promotions, ASWF Wrestling and the city of Batesville Parks and Recreation, is an all-day, family-friendly event at Batesville’s Riverside Park, said Steve Thomas with Batesville Promotions.

SC fines increased

June 10, 2009 ASH FLAT — Anyone being fined through the court systems in Sharp County will pay $20 more than usual, starting now.The quorum court voted 8-0 Monday to increase fines by $20 each to help defray the cost of maintenance and operation of the county jail, incarceration of inmates, transport of county prisoners, the purchase and maintenance of equipment for the county jail and training, salaries and certificate pay for jail personnel and deputy sheriffs.The current portion of fines used for those purposes is $5 per fine.

News of other days

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