Bringing history to life — Renaissance Days draws schools, communities

April 6, 2009 Unrolling the metal wire off the spool, Trisha Purvis concentrated as she wrapped the flexible metal around the round piece of wood in her hand.“It all starts with a stick,” Purvis explained while shaping and forming loops with the wire that will be a necklace or bracelet after it’s weaved together and charms are added.

News of other days

April 3, 2009 Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on April 16, 1996. 

Roger Brown, David Diemer win tourney

April 3, 2009 CAVE CITY — Roger Brown and David Diemer teamed to win Saturday’s Cave City Bass Club tournament on Crown Lake, tournament director Ron Watkins said.The tournament had 21 participants in 11 boats.Brown and Diemer weighed in five bass totaling 10.7 pounds.Keith Lawrence and Jason Lawrence came in second with five fish weighing 8.05 pounds and Andy Needham and Jason Shaw finished third with four fish weighing 7.85 pounds.Needham caught the biggest bass of the tournament, a 4.65-pounder.

Experience leads to survival box

April 3, 2009 As we have all heard so many times, experience is the best teacher, and this holds especially true when dealing with outdoor activities.And when you can learn from the mistakes of others, it just makes you that much wiser.My personal, and observed experiences, have taught me there are a few things I should be carrying in my truck at all times.These items are important because I never know where a photo/hunting/fishing opportunity will take me.

Area Briefs

April 3, 2009 White River Roadrunners to hold shoe drive

Local Brief

April 3, 2009 Library changes hours; amnesty given this monthEffective immediately, the Independence County Library in Batesville is operating under a new schedule:• Monday — noon to 8 p.m.• Tuesday through Friday — 8:45 a.m. to 5 p.m.• Saturday — 9 a.m. to noon.Also, the library has declared the month of April as “Fine Free Month.” All overdue charges on materials returned during this month will be shown amnesty.For more information, call (870) 793-8814.

Woman dies from injuries suffered in March 24 crash

April 3, 2009 A two-vehicle crash on a rain-slick road March 24 has claimed the life of a Batesville woman.Police say that Linda G. Gardner, 50, of 703 Camp Tahkodah Road, was injured around 9 p.m. when the car she was driving slid out of control on a curve about a tenth of a mile west of Highway 167 and struck another vehicle.Independence County Deputy Mike Price said 75-year-old James Donald of 10 Bobbye Lane was traveling west on Camp Tahkodah Road and about to enter a curve when he met Gardner coming from the opposite direction.

Body, soul, spirit getting help through exercise

April 3, 2009 As women at Luke 4:18 Lives improve their spiritual health, now they have a way to improve their physical health, too.The residents at Luke 4:18, a spiritual-based rehabilitation center for women with drug and alcohol addictions, have been taking an exercise class at Fitness Bootcamp Unlimited in Batesville. Director Kristal Reeves, who opened the ministry south of Batesville with her husband, Aaron, in the summer of 2008, explained that “one of the things the Lord laid on my heart, was to incorporate an exercise regime into the program.”

Former foster child receives internship

April 3, 2009 Travise Fisher, a 21-year-old man who was a foster child in the care of the Arkansas Department of Human Services from the age of 5, is getting an opportunity offered to few college students.The Batesville resident will be the first college student from Arkansas to take part in a special congressional internship program for foster children beginning in May.