DWI, shoplifting arrests made

March 30, 2009 A Batesville man told police Thursday afternoon he had pulled over to sleep and had not had an accident.This claim was made even though his car was reportedly on its side in a ditch with the engine running, an outside mirror was broken off, the front bumper had plowed up dirt and one rear tire was several inches off the ground.Independence County Deputy Patrick Collins said he was dispatched to the accident on Collietown Road around 3:20 p.m. and found 44-year-old Carlin Wade Long, of 25 Knactal Road, passed out inside his 1989 Ford Thunderbird.

Math students honor Pi Day by collecting food for local pantry

March 30, 2009 Calico Rock — Mathematics students at Calico Rock High School celebrated Pi Day (3-14) by collecting 314 cans of food for the Calico Rock Food Room.Pi is a mathematical constant whose value is the ratio of any circle’s circumference to its diameter in Euclidean space. This the same value as the ratio of a circle’s area to the square of its radius. It is approximately equal to 3.14159 in the usual decimal notation and is one of the most important mathematical and physical constants.

MS support group to meet

March 30, 2009 The Batesville Area Multiple Sclerosis Self-Help Group will be meeting at 10 a.m. Saturday in conference room B of the Josephine Raye Rogers Center for Women and Imaging.For more information, call Jamie Bridgers at (870) 834-3604.

Jacksonport State Park schedules activities

March 30, 2009 JACKSONPORT — Jacksonport State Park has scheduled some upcoming activities at the courthouse. Visitors may tour the courthouse after the programs. Admission is $3.25 an adult, $1.75 a child (ages 6 to 12) and children 5 and under free.For more information, call (870) 523-2143 or e-mail donna.bentley@arkansas.gov. Activities are as follows:Saturday

Family & Friends Briefs

March 30, 2009 Baxter reunion plannedCAVE CITY — The Baxter reunion will be from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Johnny’s Place in Cave City.For more information about food, music, pictures and other details, call (870) 283-5070. Rummage sale to benefit The Storybook Project

Area Briefs

March 30, 2009 Men 4 Christ conference to offer archery shoot, revival

Local veterinarian honored

March 30, 2009 When 10-year-old Paul Clark’s father was deployed to Iraq last year, Paul had no one to take him fishing. Dr. Mark Williams immediately stepped in, and that would be just one of many things the local veterinarian would do for the Clark family while National Guard Spc. E-4 Brandon Clark was deployed.Williams was honored Thursday with a Patriot Award in recognition of “extraordinary support” of the Arkansas National Guard and Reserve.

News of other days

March 27, 2009 Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on April 9, 1996. 

Local NWTF chapter celebrates 20th year

March 27, 2009 The Independence County Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation celebrated its 20th year with a record-setting membership drive and banquet March 7 at Independence Hall on the campus of the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville, banquet chairman Gary Stroud said.“This 15-gun event was the largest, with approximately 300 in attendance,” Stroud said. “Randy Ward with Fred’s Fish House did an excellent job of feeding the record crowd.”

Tykes ride trikes

March 27, 2009 CAVE CITY — Children at From The Beginning, a Child Health Management Services Clinic and Developmental Preschool, recently participated in the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Trike-A-Thon.“Our facility raised $600 to donate,” said registered nurse and site director Annette Townsley.Curriculum provided by the hospital was used during the week. Lessons learned included wear your helmet, never ride in the street, be careful near driveways and watch where you’re going.