News of other days

January 16, 2009 Editor's note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Jan. 30, 1996. 73 YEARS AGO Some human fault inside the plane and not any mechanical trouble caused the crash of the American Airlines giant transport ship, the "Southerner," which hit the ground in a swamp near Goodwin in east Arkansas Tuesday, taking the lives of 17 persons, according to the present opinion of officials of the Air Commerce Bureau. The crash has been termed the greatest in American commercial air history.

Family & Friends Briefs

January 16, 2009 Honors Day set for Jan. 24 The fourth Lyon College Honors Day is set for Jan. 24 with approximately 75 high school seniors attending. This is a chance for students and their parents to visit campus, talk with faculty members and meet future classmates, according to a news release. Just for participating students will receive no less than $6,500 per year for four years and have the chance to win full tuition, which totals $74,000 over four years.

Area Briefs

January 16, 2009 Woman's death ruled accidental Toxicology reports aren't complete yet in the case of an Oil Trough woman found dead in her camper trailer Monday, but her death is currently being ruled as accidental, according to Independence County Sheriff's Lt. Brenda Bittle.

‘Living Off the Land’ exhibit scheduled

January 16, 2009 The opening of a new exhibit at Old Independence Regional Museum will be at 2 p.m. Jan. 25. "Living Off the Land … Season by Season" is the exhibit theme for all of 2009. "Spring: Time to Plant" is the first segment of the four-part exhibit. Every two months another "Season" exhibit will be added. Curated by Twyla Wright and Nelson Barnett, the spring display includes a breaking plow and double shovel plow that were once used on a farm near Calamine. Panels of photographs and text show how mule-drawn plows were replaced by iron-wheel tractors.

One block at a time

January 16, 2009 While 9-year-old Tera Culp worked to feed the material through the sewing machine, her instructor reminded her that going slow would give her more control. Judith Dierkes, an artist-in-residence at West Magnet Visual & Performing Arts, has been introducing third- and fourth-grade students to the art of using buttons and bobbins to learn about the history of their school.

Groups to have meeting

January 16, 2009 A joint meeting of the Batesville Genealogical Society and the Independence County Historical Society will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the George Rider Room of First Community Bank in Batesville. Gary Perkey will present the program, "Researching in Old Newspapers."

UACCB could see record enrollment

January 16, 2009 A record enrollment. That is what is expected for the spring semester when the numbers are finalized, Brian Berry, vice chancellor for enrollment management and student services, told the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville Board of Visitors Thursday night.

News of other days

January 15, 2009 Editor's note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Jan. 29, 1996. 73 YEARS AGO Any World War veteran in Batesville who wants a job has a good chance of getting one now. A special committee has been appointed by Elmore Evans, commander of the Charles L. Jenkins Post of the American Legion here to secure work for the veterans on civic projects about to get under way. Members of the committee are County Judge Oscar T. Jones, Ed Linebarger, W.O. Pence and Cleon Wann.

Family & Friends Briefs

January 15, 2009 Church to host Winter Wednesday Series The North Heights Church of Christ, located at 200 Warrior Road above the fairgrounds in Batesville, will host a seven-week Winter Wednesday Series beginning at 7 p.m. Jan. 21 and concluding on March 4.

Area Briefs

January 15, 2009 Sims named director emeritus Noel K. Sims of Batesville has been named director emeritus of Citizens Bank. The announcement was made by the board of directors at its January meeting. The emeriti status recognizes Sims' valuable contributions to the bank's board since joining the bank in 1975, a news release states.