Potts talks; Hicks walks

June 24, 2009 The Independence County Hydro Project Committee saw its share of electricity Tuesday evening as former Hydro Project Coordinator Rita Potts voiced her side of the ongoing issues surrounding the recent overtaking from ACA Guaranty.On a night where the committee listened to the progress of the newly hired coordinator, Stephen Fletcher, the meeting became charged when Potts asked the committee’s new chairman, Justice of the Peace Waymon Long, if she could make a few comments.

News of other days

June 23, 2009 Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on July 5, 1996.

Newark store offers treasures

June 23, 2009 NEWARK — From baby items to vintage dishes and heirloom jewelry, The Treasure Shop in Newark offers a large selection of clean quality items.Owner Mary Moore said she tries to carry a real variety of quality items for people on the hunt for antique or unique items.“I’m really fortunate, all my vendors have really good quality items,” Moore said as she assisted a customer on a recent afternoon.

Family & Friends Briefs

June 23, 2009 Quarterly meetings setThe quarterly meetings of the White River Regional Solid Waste Management District Board and the White River Planning and Development District Board have been scheduled for June 30 at the Batesville Country Club, located at 1100 24th Street.The solid waste management meeting will begin at 10 a.m. and the WRPDD meeting starts at 10:30.For more information, call (870) 793-5233. OT class reunion planned

Registration still open for kayak, canoe races

June 23, 2009 CALICO ROCK — It isn’t too late to sign up for the kayak race or canoe race scheduled for June 27 at Calico Rock, according to a news release.“Many of the out of state applications have been received with racers also making reservations to spend the night at local cabins and motels,” it states. “The $600 cash prizes for the kayak race  are quite a draw since many kayak racers say they race for the fun of it and, of course, the beauty of the White River.”

Club News

June 23, 2009 Charlotte EHCCHARLOTTE — Charlotte Extension Homemakers Club met June 17 for a picnic at the McAdams Park in Cord.Four members were present. Club members heard a little history of the Bible’s 66 books in comparison of Isaiah’s 66 chapters. Pat Mason showed the crafts she made at the state EH Conference in Hot Springs.The club discussed setting up a fair booth and also set a date to do volunteer work at the Batesville Healthcare Center starting in July.

Area Briefs

June 23, 2009 Luke 4:18 to host rummage sale

Lake Charles State Park to host programs

June 23, 2009 POWHATAN — Lake Charles State Park will offer several upcoming programs, according to a news release. The park is located at 3705 Highway 25, Powhatan. For more information, call (870) 878-6595 or e-mail lakecharles@arkansas.com.The Nature Center will be open from noon to 2 p.m. Friday, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Saturday and 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, showcasing some live animals that call Arkansas home. The center is located near the beach in the Day Use Area and is free to the public.

Jacksonport State Park schedules activities

June 23, 2009 JACKSONPORT — Jacksonport State Park has scheduled some upcoming activities. Some charge a fee and other programs may be free. For more information, call (870) 523-2143 or e-mail donna.bentley@arkansas.gov.Activities are as follows:Wednesday2 p.m., Newport Library — Newport Discovery Hour. Turtles and frogs are very different types of animals, but also have very similar lifestyles. Children will discover the similarities and differences of turtles and frogs in these hands-on activities and craft programs.