Cargill hired to teach med pro ed at UACCB

July 23, 2009 Jesse Cargill has been selected as the new instructor for medical professions education program at the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville.Cargill graduated from Batesville High School in 2003 and took his first college class at UACCB, before attending the University of Central Arkansas. He graduated from UCA with a bachelor’s degree in radiography in 2007. That same year he also graduated from St. Vincent’s School of Radiologic Technology in Little Rock and became certified by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists.

Foley discusses love of teaching, students

July 23, 2009 For more than 30 years Sheila Foley has been in the second grade.“I have never taught another grade,” the West Magnet teacher said. “I mean, why change when you love second grade? I think seven is heaven.”She said second-graders are great: they’re independent, they’re sweet and they’re “ready to rock ‘n’ roll.”“When they get in (the classroom) they’re ready to go,” she said.

News of other days

July 23, 2009 Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Aug. 5, 1996.

Horn charged with attempted burglary in Izard County

July 23, 2009 MELBOURNE — Cruelty to animals, attempted burglary and drugs were just some of the offenses the Izard County Sheriff’s Department has had to deal with in the past week:• Joey Ray Horn, 38, of Gainesville, Mo., was arrested July 12 on felony charges of criminal attempt to commit residential burglary. Horn remains in the Izard County jail in lieu of $50,000 bond.

Steer sale to be Saturday

July 23, 2009 The Independence County All-Star Steer program is gearing up for its fourth annual show during the Independence County Fair, but there is a twist this year, officials say: Bidding for the All-Star steers will be open to the public.

Talent auditions to continue

July 23, 2009 Got talent? That’s what judges will be determining for some 30 people expected to show up tonight to audition for a shot at the final competition in the “White River’s Got Talent” contest to be held in conjunction with the White River Water Carnival. Tonight’s group of prospects will start strutting, singing and playing for the judges at 6 p.m. in Independence Hall at the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville.

Police suspect crawls through window onto roof in rain

July 23, 2009 A heavy downpour of rain, handcuffs and ankle shackles didn’t stop a Batesville man from crawling through a window to escape police custody Tuesday morning.Sgt. Mike Mundy with the Independence County Sheriff’s Office said Tevan Leon Suggs, 18, of 2800 N. St. Louis St., was in an interview room alone around 10:30 a.m. when he made his bid for freedom.Mundy said he had been interviewing Suggs earlier regarding several recent crimes and Suggs agreed to give a written statement.

Stoplights to change to flashing lights

July 23, 2009 Two stoplights in downtown Batesville may be seeing their last days, which could make several citizens happy, judging by the amount of comments directed to city hall.Mayor Rick Elumbaugh said at Tuesday night’s city council meeting that since he’s been in office, he’s heard several requests and questions from citizens and the council about stoplights on Main Street at the intersections with Third and Fourth streets.

Area Briefs

July 23, 2009 Benefits set for Strawberry manSTRAWBERRY — Two events are upcoming that will benefit Charles Duncan of Strawberry, according to Terri Mitts.A fish fry will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at Spanky’s in Elgin. The cost is $5 per plate.The Movin’ Country Band will perform from 8 p.m. to midnight Saturday at Spanky’s. Cover charge is $5 per person.All proceeds from the two events will go to pay Duncan’s medical expenses and other bills. Lake Charles State Park to host programs

Fair first for some, many for others

July 23, 2009 There’s a first time for everything.For 10-month-old Khaelar AudaBelle Worley three of those firsts came Wednesday during the Independence County Fair.It’s her first fair, her first funnel cake and her first time to ride the carousel, said Michelle Cox, her grandmother, while sitting outside the educational booth, taking a break from the festivities before sunset.For Cox, the Independence County Fair has been an annual event for more than 20 years, something she’s enjoyed bringing her four children to, and now, her first grandchild.