News of other days

April 30, 2009 Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on May 13, 1996. 

Thieves target license plates

April 30, 2009 Authorities in Newark are investigating the theft of car tags that are believed to have occurred in the area Monday and Tuesday.Independence County Deputy David Sallas was dispatched to the Heather Cagle residence on WPA Road around 9 p.m. Monday after Cagle called police dispatch saying that her truck tag had been stolen.According to Cagle, the tag bearing 605 NPD, with an expiration date of April 20, 2010, was taken off her Ford F-150 pickup at an undetermined time.

Auto, other thefts reported

April 30, 2009 A Southside man with a clear title to his Ford Expedition said it was repossessed by a Newport car dealer Monday afternoon.Independence County Deputy Jonathan Brown said he spoke with Seth Johnson of 200 Double Road around 3 p.m. regarding the incident and Johnson told Brown that Garland Walker from W & R Auto Sales in Newport was the person that repossessed his 2000 sport utility vehicle.

Family & Friends Briefs

April 30, 2009 CPR class to be offeredA health care provider cardiopulmonary resuscitation class will be offered from 6 to 10 p.m. Tuesday in the Alan Davis Conference Center, located at 1033 E.M.S. Drive in Batesville.The fee is $40.To register, call (870) 793-3351. Rummage, bake sale planned

Club News

April 30, 2009 Foxy Ladies, Red Hat Society

Cave City students win championships

April 30, 2009 HOT SPRINGS — Cave City High School students won 15 gold medals and 13 other medals in the recent SkillsUSA competition in Hot Springs, television and radio instructors Lindsey Johnson and Ben Johnson said.Winning a gold medal is the same as winning a state championship, they said.“SkillsUSA is a vocational education club for high school and college students that exposes students to workforce skills and helps prepare them with leadership skills enabling them to successfully transition from their place of education into the workforce,” Ben Johnson said.

Area Briefs

April 30, 2009 Lankford to deliver lecture

Ark. health officials: No swine flu in first 65 samples tested

April 30, 2009 LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Arkansas health experts have tested at least 65 samples sent in from doctors worried their patients suffered from swine flu, but all have been negative for the virus now seen across the globe, authorities said Wednesday.More samples continue to arrive at the state Health Department’s laboratories in Little Rock, likely meaning testing time will slow in the coming days, said Dr. William Mason, who is coordinating the agency’s response. While no case has been uncovered, Mason said he anticipated that likely will change.