Family & Friends Briefs

April 2, 2009 Air field to have reunionWALNUT RIDGE — The Walnut Ridge Army Flying School Museum in Walnut Ridge will host the 11th Annual Air Field Reunion on Friday and Saturday, honoring those who worked and trained at the facility during World War II. Activities include museum and airfield tours, movies from the era, a memorial service, a benefit auction and much more. For more information, visit www.WingsofHonor.org or call the Walnut Ridge Army Flying School at 1-800-584-5575. Cup stacking champs named

Club News

April 2, 2009 Diamond T 4-H ClubTHIDA — The last two months the Diamond T 4-H Club kids have been very busy in the community and participating in county 4-H activities.The club had 11 members who wrote, made props and performed a skit during the Share the Fun competition. They received third place with “Our 4-H Projects,” which had a “Hee Haw” twist. Keely Reynolds, Shelby Reynolds, Bailey Reynolds and Summer Wortham did the skit and also sang in the vocal contest.

Area Briefs

April 2, 2009 Rose sale to be SaturdayThe Citizens Bank Relay for Life Team will hold a rose sale Saturday beginning at 7 a.m. in the front parking lot of the Main Bank at Third Street and College Avenue in Batesville. There will be a variety of rose bushes and Knockout Roses for sale. In conjunction with the rose sale, The Citizens Bank Grill will be there to sell hamburgers, hot dogs and the trimmings. The meal is a $5 minimum donation. All proceeds from this event will go to the American Cancer Society. 

TV, car reported stolen to authorities

April 2, 2009 Local authorities are investigating the theft of a 42-inch Phillips flat screen television from a residence on Dry Run Circle.Columbus Robinson said the TV was taken from his home sometime between midnight Monday and 9 a.m. Tuesday.“Robinson said when he arrived home he noticed that his front door had been forced open and his TV missing from the front room,” Independence County Deputy Colby Markum said.According to Robinson, the room had also been rummaged through, but nothing else could be found missing and no suspect was listed.

Folk Festival set for April 17-19

April 2, 2009 Mountain View — The return of impromptu musical gatherings on the courthouse square signals springtime in Mountain View, and time for the 46th annual Arkansas Folk Festival, according to a news release.Admission is free to the festival, set for April 17-19.

Conway ‘Idol’ has local tie

April 2, 2009 It might have been an old guitar amplifier to Kris Allen.But for Josh Stewart of Batesville it was a generous gift from someone he considers a friend, who also gained enough votes Wednesday night to become a top eight contestant on TV’s “American Idol.”Stewart first met Allen, a business major, at the University of Central Arkansas in Conway. However, it was the Chi Alpha campus ministries where the two musicians would cross paths in 2007.

Conway ‘Idol’ has local tie

April 2, 2009 It might have been an old guitar amplifier to Kris Allen.But for Josh Stewart of Batesville it was a generous gift from someone he considers a friend, who also gained enough votes Wednesday night to become a top eight contestant on TV’s “American Idol.”Stewart first met Allen, a business major, at the University of Central Arkansas in Conway. However, it was the Chi Alpha campus ministries where the two musicians would cross paths in 2007.

News of other days

April 1, 2009 Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on April 12, 1996. 

Hillcrest students earn awards

April 1, 2009 STRAWBERRY — Students from Hillcrest High School recently attended the 43rd Annual Arkansas Junior Science and Humanities Symposium at Arkansas Tech University in Russellville. Some of the objectives of the symposium are to promote research and experimentation in science, math and engineering at the high school level, to recognize students’ accomplishments, and to encourage their continued interest in math, science and engineering by exposing them to opportunities in the academic, industrial and governmental communities.