Marzewski authors first book

July 8, 2009 As a child, Jason Marzewski struggled with a learning disorder that made school a challenge. To cope, he found solace in words.His father traveled quite a bit for his job, and during that time David Marzewski would make up stories on the airplanes and draw pictures during the meetings. When he’d return home, he had a head full of stories and several pages of drawings for his son. Marzewski hung his pictures on his wall and carried his dad’s stories in his mind.

Inmate on lam

July 8, 2009 An inmate awaiting a bed in a state facility has skipped out after being furloughed by a judge.Sgt. Rick Sheppard with the jail said Bryan David Von Alt, 46, was released on June 30 on furlough by Circuit Judge John Dan Kemp and told to report back to the county jail on July 3, but didn’t return.The address Von Alt was released to was listed as 3065 Bethesda Road, according to Independence County police.

News of other days

July 7, 2009 Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on July 18, 1996.

Dry cleaners now open in Batesville

July 7, 2009 A Newport dry cleaning and laundry company has expanded its operation to include a Batesville location.Neighborhood Cleaners, located at 2235 E. St. Louis St. (across from Burger King), is open from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, according to Bobby Thompson, manager of the Newport store.“We are a drop-off store,” Thompson said. “Customers can drop off their cleaning or laundry one morning, we will take it to our Newport plant and they can pick it up the next day.”

Ozarka College offers child care orientation

July 7, 2009 Melbourne — Ozarka College will offer a course in child care orientation training (CCOT) in July at the main campus in Melbourne. This training is being offered in partnership with the Division of Child Care and Early Childhood Education of the Arkansas Department of Human Services and the University of Arkansas. This program is recommended for child care personnel with little or no training in a child care setting. Graduates from the CCOT course are also eligible to apply for Child Development scholarships applicable for further training offered by Ozarka College.

School board receives update

July 7, 2009 NEWARK — Jack Truemper with Stephens Inc. provided a financial update on the district’s investments and debt at the June 16 Cedar Ridge School Board meeting.

Three hurt in four-vehicle crash

July 7, 2009  A four-truck crash this morning sent three people to White River Medical Center with injuries that Arkansas State Police Trooper David Jones said weren’t believed to be life threatening.Jones said the accident happened around 8 a.m. on Highway 233 (East Main Street) just north of Batesville when a Dodge pickup, going northbound and driven by John Downs II, 49, of Cave City, stopped in the highway and was struck from behind by a Chevrolet pickup driven by 26-year-old Justin Bell of Batesville.

Workshop to feature dulcimers

July 7, 2009 MOUNTAIN VIEW — The Ozark Folk Center in Mountain View is hosting a four-day Mountain Dulcimer Workshop July 20-23. The event will feature Steve Eulberg of Fort Collins, Colo., teaching intermediate/advanced students, Margaret Wright of Kennard, Texas, teaching beginning/intermediate students, and Judy Klinkhammer of Mountain View, teaching new player/beginner students.

Music hall to host Patsy Cline show

July 7, 2009 Calico Rock — The Calico Rock Music Hall will host a special tribute at 7 p.m. Saturday to country great Patsy Cline featuring area talent Donna Wilson and her husband, Bud. Donna Wilson has been performing since she was a child. At age 7, she recorded her first album, which received local play. She had two recordings that made the Billboard Top 100 chart in the mid ’70s, the second climbing all the way to No. 27.