Area Briefs

April 23, 2009 Fun Show to raise moneyPLEASANT PLAINS — The sixth annual Talena Armstead Fun Show will begin at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Pleasant Plains Arena, said Nancy Orr, one of the organizers.“There are events for everyone — even a stick horse race for the little ones and big ones, too,” Orr said. A concession stand will be open.Previous shows in memory of Armstead have raised $6,600 which was given in 11 scholarships to hillbilly Horse Show graduating seniors.Horses must have current Coggins papers. 

Museum to demonstrate cloth making

April 23, 2009 “From Sheep to Cloth,” to be presented from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday as a Family Day event at Old Independence Regional Museum, answers many questions about how clothing was made during pioneer days, administrative assistant April White said.Some of those questions, she said, are as follows: “Did you ever wonder where your clothing really comes from? Which regional plants make good dyes? How did our ancestors waterproof their clothing? How many spinners did it take to keep one weaver busy?

Bright ‘Lites,’ small city

April 23, 2009 For nearly a decade she packed in the audiences as the star of a “tailor-made” show at the Flamingo Hilton in Las Vegas. Actor Cary Grant called her his “long-legged beauty,” and she never went anywhere in public without her long red fingernails.

News of other days

April 22, 2009 Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on May 3, 1996.

Area students receive scholarships from Lyon

April 22, 2009 Six Batesville area students have been accepted for admission to Lyon College and have received scholarships.Megan Holifield, a Batesville High School student, has been awarded an Anderson Scholarship valued at $19,034 per year. She is the daughter of Paul and Karen Holifield of Batesville. Colten McSpadden, a Batesville High School student, has been awarded a Scot Athletic Scholarship valued at $9,000 per year. He is the son of Scott and Jacqui McSpadden of Batesville.

Students serve as pages at Capitol

April 22, 2009 LITTLE ROCK — Several area students have been serving as House pages at the Arkansas State Capitol in Little Rock recently.Fourteen-year-old Jacob Deskin of Batesville also served as a page to James McLean. He is in the ninth grade at Batesville Junior High School. He is the son of Norman Deskin and Maria Deskin. He enjoys swimming, video games and poultry judging.

Honor Rolls

April 22, 2009 Batesville HighThe students listed below made the honor roll for the third nine weeks of the 2008-09 school year at Batesville High School, according to a news release:

Youth ministry to build beach volleyball court

April 22, 2009 An Olympic Beach Volleyball Court is coming to Batesville, according to a news release from Jubilee Family Church Youth Ministries.One of the goals of the ministry is to provide a safe environment for after-school and summer-vacation programs for the youth of Independence County, the release states. These programs are designed to be not only educational, but to also exercise and strengthen the mind and the body. In keeping with that goal, the ministry will soon begin construction of an outdoor beach volleyball court.

UACCB grad recruits family, friends

April 22, 2009 University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville graduate Stephanie Crafton is a self-proclaimed recruitment specialist for the college. Crafton has not only obtained her associate of applied science degree in business services with a focus in computer information systems, but she has recruited around 25 people to attend the institution. Included in that group are Crafton’s husband, Johnny, her father, Duane Massey, and her sister, Lydia Duncan.

Army ROTC cadet gets national award

April 22, 2009 FAYETTEVILLE — Army ROTC cadet Daniel Staggs of Heber Springs, a senior at the University of Arkansas, has received the George C. Marshall Award, entitling him to join senior U.S. military leaders and other top cadets at the George C. Marshall ROTC Seminar April 15-17, in Lexington, Va.