Parenting classes offered

September 29, 2011 Ascent Pediatric Day Clinic will provide a free six-week parenting class to members of the community beginning at 6 tonight at 2040 Fitzhugh St. in Batesville.Discussions will include how children think and behave and how to help them have a good future.A light snack will be served. Child care will be provided.

Phillips reunion set for Saturday

September 29, 2011 The Phillips family reunion will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Assembly of God Church on 20th and Lyon streets in Batesville.A potluck will be served at noon.The group will gather for a Dutch-treat meal at Caudel’s Family Restaurant in Batesville at 6 p.m. Friday.The events are open to all relatives and friends.

The Weekend Events

September 29, 2011 Friday• North Central Arkansas District Fair, Izard County Fairgrounds, 1927 Lacrosse Rd., Melbourne. Visit• Pumpkin Patch, Hope Lutheran School, 2415 E. Main St., Batesville, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Call (870) 793-3078.• Get Down Downtown festival music kick-off, downtown Searcy, 6-10:30 p.m. Live performance by Cody Slaughter, 9 p.m. Free admission. Call (501) 279-9007 or go to• Words and Afterwords live music featuring Ashley McBryde, 201 North Spring St., Hardy 7-9 p.m. Call (870) 856-5579 or visit

Residents fed up with crime – Couple offers house as reward for stolen boat

September 29, 2011 NEWARK ­­— Grafton and Ann Crouch moved to Newark several years ago to take care of Ann’s ailing parents. But the retired couple said the trouble started just a little over a year after moving. Over the course of five years, three bags of burning manure have been thrown onto their porch, including one that was placed between the front and screen doors, and they have had numerous items stolen.Grafton, a two-time cancer survivor, said, “They tried to burn my house down three times.”

Sulphur Rock plans reunion

September 28, 2011 SULPHUR ROCK — The Sulphur Rock High School class of 2001 will hold its 10-year reunion Friday and Saturday. A Dutch treat dinner will be held at Josie’s at the Lockhouse at 7 p.m. Friday,A family picnic will be held at 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Riverside Park. Those attending are asked to bring their own lunch. All classmates, faculty and staff are encouraged to attend.Those planning to attend are asked to call Erin (Jones) Berry at (501) 593-8283.

Free movie scheduled

September 28, 2011 The Batesville Area Arts Council is scheduled to show the “Field of Dreams” at Lyon College’s Couch Garden on Saturday.The free movie will begin at about dark, weather permittin and attendees are encouraged to bring lawn chairs or blankets.

Prostate screenings to be held

September 28, 2011 WALNUT RIDGE — A free prostate cancer screening and educational event will be held from 8 a.m. to noon Oct. 15 at the Walnut Ridge Community Center, 504 Southern Ave. Screenings will be provided by the Arkansas Prostate Cancer Foundation. The event is open to the public. For more information call Lauren Talbot at (501) 748-1249.

News of Other Days

September 28, 2011 Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on April 16, 1992.95 YEARS AGOThat Independence County will have to get along another year without a regular fair is the belief of those who have worked steadily for the association. During a meeting in Batesville some months ago the association was formed and capitalized at $10,000. Committeemen from each township were appointed to solicit stock for the association, but these men have failed to meet with success.

Young Eagles recognize area pilot

September 28, 2011 OSHKOSH, Wis. — An area pilot is being recognized by the Experimental Aircraft Association’s Young Eagles program.Larry Snyder of Mountain View is among more than 45,000 pilots around the world who have donated their time and aircraft to the effort, having given more than 100 free demonstration airplane rides to children over the years, according to a news release.

Three former Oak Bluff students to be honored Saturday at reunion

September 28, 2011 CHARLOTTE — Three former Oak Bluff School students who died within the past year will be honored and remembered Saturday at the ninth annual Oak Bluff Alumni Meeting, said William Coe, one of the organizers.Registration begins at 10 a.m. in the Oak Bluff School Community Center at 380 Oak Bluff Road near Charlotte.A cakewalk will be held from 10:30-11:30, followed by a business- and picture-making session at 11:30.A potluck dinner will be served at noon.After lunch, participants will visit.Everyone is invited to attend.