Club News

July 28, 2009 Cave City EHCCAVE CITY — The Cave City Extension Homemakers Club met on July 20 at the Cave City Community Center. Vice President Frances Ball called the meeting to order and the group sang “God Bless America.” “Words To Live By” were read by Karen Basinger. Roll call was “A recent event that makes you proud of America.” Six members were present. Minutes and treasurer’s reports were presented and approved.Plans were finalized for the club’s Educational Booth for the Sharp County Fair.

Missing man said he was going to Australia

July 28, 2009 Saying he was going to Australia with his wife to work, a Newark man has been reported missing by his mother, according to Independence County Sheriff’s Deputy Chris Toland.Friday afternoon, Lola Mae Mole of Newark told Toland that her son, 58-year-old Ralph D. Mole, accompanied by his wife, Julie Mole, and a representative from the White River Area Agency on Aging, came by her house about two months ago and that was the last time she has seen or heard from him.According to Toland, she said the visit was in reference to Ralph Mole getting monetary help from her.

Submarine highlights mini-trip

July 28, 2009 Editor’s note: This is the first in a series of “Travel in Arkansas” tourism articles for the Batesville Daily Guard.The stainless steel steps in the ladder-well of the aft hatch of the ancient diesel class World War II submarine are worn smooth by numerous feet on untold missions all over the world.They lead down to a dim and once-ominous world of danger. That feeling is enhanced when you add the faint odors of various oils and greases emanating from now silent engines, along with the sight of massive torpedoes filling the cramped space.

Area Briefs

July 28, 2009 Write-in candidate creates raceASH FLAT — Cave City has two races for school board positions in the Sept. 15 school elections.Robert Hutchison, the incumbent in Position 7, recently filed as a write-in candidate, according to public records in the Sharp County and Circuit Clerk’s office.Stephen Stauffer filed for the same position during the regular filing period.The other race pits challenger Kirk Ratliff against incumbent Jeff Eddy for Position 6.Both positions carry five-year terms. 

Museum owns John Hancock letter

July 28, 2009 A patriotic display at the Old Independence Regional Museum includes an original letter from John Hancock, famous as the first signer of the Declaration of Independence, administrative assistant April White said.Hancock wrote the letter during the Revolutionary War when he was the leader of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, to Rhode Island leaders. Hancock asked for their help to defeat the enemy, British Gen. Lord Cornwallis and his troops, who had been pinned down on the peninsula of Yorktown.

News of other days

July 27, 2009 Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Aug. 7, 1996.

Local educator selected to participate in event

July 27, 2009 SILVER SPRING, Md. — On July 13-17, Karen Wells from Midland School District, along with more than 80 educators from across the country, participated in an exclusive professional development event for Discovery Educator Network members at the Headlands Institute in Sausalito, Calif. The Discovery Educator Network National Institute was hosted by Discovery Education, a division of Discovery Communications, whose networks include Discovery Channel, Animal Planet and Science Channel.

Pleasant Plains store damaged when thieves break in

July 27, 2009 A Pleasant Plains business was damaged when a man walked up and broke the front door shortly before 5 a.m. Wednesday morning.Surveillance video taken at The Corner Store, 370 Main St., shows a man approaching the door and breaking it, activating the store’s burglar alarm.“We never saw where he actually entered the building,” Independence County Sheriff’s Deputy Dee McFatter said. “But there were open cabinet doors behind the counter and underneath the cash register, and the only door leading to the office and (doors) on the desk.”

Items reported stolen

July 27, 2009 Doors were forced open to a shop building to gain access to pistols and cash at the J.B. Galloway residence on King George Street recently.Galloway told police the shop building was broken into sometime in the past couple of weeks and the items were taken from a locked filing cabinet.Investigating officer Dale Jackson said the pistols taken, a 9-shot Hi Standard .22 revolver and an unknown brand 6-shot .22 revolver, both with pearl handles, were valued at $800 by Galloway.