Calico Rock homecoming to feature first ATV races

April 22, 2009 CALICO ROCK — The Calico Rock/Pineville Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual Calico Rock homecoming Saturday starting at 9 a.m. in Earl King Park, located on Highway 56.Food vendors will be on hand, live music will be performed and Ray Von Cantrell is bringing antique cars. The Firemen Water Wars will start at 11, and the Zion Fire Department says it will be back to defend its title. The Hospital Health Fair will offer screenings, blood pressure checks and health information.

United Daughters of the Confederacy

April 22, 2009 The Albert Sidney Johnston Chapter #135, United Daughters of the Confederacy, held its April meeting at the Batesville Country Club, where members held a Dutch treat lunch.President Mary Miller welcomed members and led the pledges and the ritual. Judy Baker read the minutes, and Patti Emmons gave the treasurer’s report. Linda Carol Cooper read the president general’s message.Final plans for the April 25 Lee-Maury-Jackson luncheon were made. Four veterans will receive Crosses of Military Service from the UDC at that time.

Area Briefs

April 22, 2009 Flute choir to performThe Lyon College Flute Choir, under the direction of Laura Stinson, will present a spring concert of classical music at 4 p.m. Sunday in the Bevens music room on campus. The concert, which is free and open to the public, will include a bass flute and two alto flutes as well as flute solos and duets. Soprano Megan Creech will be a featured soloist. Calico Rock Farmers Market kicks off Saturday

Roettger named Lyon’s first president emeritus

April 22, 2009 Dr. Walter Roettger bid an emotional farewell to the Lyon College Board of Trustees at its spring meeting on campus Friday, according to officials. The board expressed its appreciation to Roettger for his 11 years of service as president of Lyon and appointed him president emeritus when his tenure ends with retirement June 30. Roettger becomes the first president emeritus in the college’s history.

WRMC joins stroke program

April 22, 2009 A new University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences program that provides life-saving emergency care for stroke patients now includes the White River Medical Center in Batesville. Called Arkansas SAVES (Stroke Assistance through Virtual Emergency Support), the program uses a high-tech video communications system to help provide immediate, life-saving treatments to stroke victims 24 hours a day.

Man fires at house with family inside

April 22, 2009 With several family members inside, including his small children, an Independence County man has been charged with firing a shotgun at his parents’ home over the weekend.In an affidavit, filed in the Independence County Circuit Court, Detective Mike Mundy of the Independence County Sheriff’s Office said Saturday officers were dispatched to a residence on Old Stoner Road where a man was reportedly firing a shotgun at his parents’ home.

Hitting the mark

April 22, 2009 The archery team at Eagle Mountain Magnet scored better than second at the state tournament — they shot a bull’s-eye to the national competition and the world championship.“Not bad for four weeks of practice, huh?” Coach Susan Parker said.The news about the world championships came on April Fools’ Day.She said the students thought she was playing an April Fools’ joke when she told them.

News of other days

April 21, 2009 Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on May 2, 1996. 

Salon to host opening

April 21, 2009 Marie’s Good Image beauty salon now open for business at 4005 Harrison St. in Moorefield is also announcing its grand opening, according to Marie Fortenberry, owner and operator.“I want to invite our family and friends, along with those looking for a friendly and uncrowded salon, to stop in anytime, Monday through Saturday, for all their hair care needs, and especially this coming Saturday for our grand opening,” Fortenberry said.

Farmers Insurance hires agent

April 21, 2009 Both new and present Farmers Insurance Group customers in Batesville and the surrounding area have a new agent, located at 11 Eagle Mountain Blvd., next to Colton’s Steakhouse just off East Harrison Street.Janet Smart said she looks forward to serving clients in the area. She took over the office after the previous agent relocated out of town.“The office became available and I’m thrilled for the opportunity to serve the community,” Smart said recently from her office where she was reviewing customer files.