Lyon professor writes two books

March 27, 2009 Dr. Martha Beck, professor of philosophy at Lyon College, has authored two books that were published this spring.“Interpreting Sophocles’ Philoctetes Through Aristotle’s Theory of Tragedy: How do We Educate People to Be Wise?” deals with the topic of classical liberalism, an idea rooted in classical Greek ideology.

Arrests made in ball park burglary

March 27, 2009 Four juveniles have been arrested in a recent break-in at the Batesville Recreation Complex on East Main Street, according to Independence County Sheriff Keith Bowers.“The Criminal Investigations Division conducted several interviews Monday and four arrests were made in connection to the burglary,” Bowers said. “Three 16-year-old boys and one 17-year-old boy were taken into custody.“They have been charged with one count each of commercial burglary and one count each of theft of property.”

Molly Hatchet to perform June 6 at Jacksonport event

March 27, 2009 JACKSONPORT — Molly Hatchet will be the headline act on June 6 at the 28th annual Portfest “Rollin’ on the River” Festival. Hosted by the Newport Area Chamber of Commerce, Portfest is held on the banks of the White River at Jacksonport State Park, three miles north of Newport off Highway 69. In the early 1970s a new form of music was emerging in the South, according to a news release. A mixture of blues, country, gospel and the English invasion of rock ’n’ roll that later was to be coined the phrase “Southern rock.”

Future politician travels to D.C.

March 27, 2009 SOUTHSIDE — James Sturch loves history. Abraham Lincoln is someone he admires, and in 23 years he hopes to run for president of the United States.At 18, Sturch knows what he wants, and after attending the U.S. Senate Youth Program in Washington, D.C. earlier this month, he’s even more determined to go after it. “It (the trip) makes me want to go into public service even more,” he said.

Quiet on the mountain

March 27, 2009 QUITMAN — Rick and Lori Green never dreamed one day that they would find their calling down a two-lane dirt road outside of Quitman, Arkansas, population 714, caring for a dozen men diagnosed with schizophrenia. ———Pine Mountain Veterans Home is currently home to 12 men; the latest resident arrived Monday.Most of the residents have been from the Vietnam War era (although they didn’t all serve in Vietnam), but the home has had men from service in Korea and more recently, Desert Storm.

News of other days

March 26, 2009 Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on April 8, 1996.

Colleges Briefs

March 26, 2009 UA students recognized FAYETTEVILLE — The University of Arkansas has announced the names of students who earned a place on the chancellor’s list for the fall 2008 semester. The students named to the chancellor’s list must earn a 4.0 grade point average in at least 12 hours of classes during a regular term.Local students honored are as follows:

Company buys Cherokee Village facility

March 26, 2009 Cherokee Village — Amedisys, Inc. recently announced it has acquired White River Medical Center Progressive Home Care in Cherokee Village.Progressive Home Care, now an Amedisys company, will continue serving the area at 195 Hospital Drive and the current staff will remain in place.