NEWARK — Area high school students have received the Arkansas Student Achievement Award from the Arkansas ACT Council for their performance on the pre-ACT Assessment.
The students are:
• Cedar Ridge High School — Matthew Adkisson and Zach Kelley.
• Midland High School — Charli Davis and Keith Giovannini.
• Melbourne High School — Samuel Blankenship, Rose Clark, Thomas Elrod, Kristen Smith, William Smith, Christopher Taylor, Chris Tedeschi and Olevia Wetzel.
BROCKWELL — Kendra Woods, a 10th grade student at Izard County Consolidated High School and daughter of Tony and Sandy Woods of Melbourne, had the opportunity as Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America state treasurer to meet with Gov. Mike Beebe at the state Capitol for the Career and Technical Student Organization Proclamation signing.
Woods, along with her four other state FCCLA officers, met with the governor for a signing ceremony and photos.
SOUTHSIDE — Southside School District Environmental and Spatial Technology (EAST) program hopefully brought joy to the kids in Batesville admitted into White River Medical Center. Chaplain “Doc” Spurlin from WRMC’s pastoral care visited and spoke to students at Southside High School about hosting a teddy bear drive for the Teddy Bear Ministry Program. EAST collected over 100 teddy bears. Bears were collected by EAST, FCCLA and Spanish Club.
Three people have been charged with felony forgery in Independence County Circuit Court, according to affidavits filed by sheriff’s Lt. Brenda Bittle.
A prescription forgery was reported by Econo-Mart Pharmacy on Feb. 6 and the report states that Rebecca Lovett, 22, of 631 Stacey Drive, came into the pharmacy with a prescription for 26 Percocet from Dr. Julia Allen.
Felony charges of breaking and entering, theft and forgery have been filed against three Batesville residents stemming from an incident in December 2008.
In a court affidavit, Lt. Brenda Bittle with the Independence County Sheriff’s Office, said the charges are being filed against 24-year-old Christa Hooper of 2560 East Main St., 29-year-old Jimmy Hooper, of the same address, and 25-year-old Jason Strain of 3 Dari Drive.
SOUTHSIDE — Kim Roach, a teacher at Southside Elementary, was named local Teacher of the Year recently by Batesville Walmart.
Roach received a $1,000 grant for the school, a $100 gift card to buy supplies for her classroom, a personalized certificate and a bouquet of roses, presented to her by Brenda Bullard, Walmart community coordinator.
“The teachers in our area are superb,” Bullard said. “The selection process was not an easy one, but we are happy to recognize Kim Roach and share this great news with our community.”
A Lyon College graduate and Batesville native recently returned home to join her father at The OB-GYN Center in Batesville.
Dr. Meriden Glasgow said she always wanted to work in the medical field; however, it wasn’t until medical school when she realized she would indeed be “following in her father’s footsteps” to become a specialist in obstetrics and gynecology.
“Despite my best effort to enjoy any other specialty, throughout medical school my favorite rotation by far was my OB/GYN rotation,” she said.
Charles Mitchell, 79, of Batesville died Monday, March 23, 2009, in a Batesville hospital.
Born Aug. 7, 1929, in Limedale, he was the son of Ralph and Ruth Mitchell. He was a retired truck driver and was of the Christian faith.
Survivors include his wife, Bobbie Mitchell; three sons, Alan Mitchell of Laverne, Calif., and Bill Mitchell and Mike Mitchell, both of Batesville; nine grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
SULPHUR ROCK — Jimmy Millspaugh, 75, of Sulphur Rock died Tuesday, March 24, 2009, in a Little Rock hospital.
Born Jan. 4, 1934, in Batesville, he was the son of Arvil and Mary Milligan Millspaugh. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He was a retired painter and was of the Christian faith.
Two Newark men remain in the Independence County jail in lieu of $100,000 bond each, after they were reportedly identified as the men who stole a portable pump from a Newark business Saturday morning.
In a court affidavit, Independence County Detective Brent Everett said the pump in question was a 4-inch gas-powered portable pump which was taken from Hydropro, a business owned by Hershell Marshall, and located near his home at 411 Barber St. in Newark.
No suspects have been determined in the theft of some $375 worth of tools and other items from a vehicle at Pilgrim’s Pride parking lot.
Independence County Deputy Jonathan Brown said he was dispatched to the north parking lot around 9:50 p.m. Tuesday where a car had been broken into.
“Adrian Humphries advised that when he got off work he went to his 1997 Ford Mustang and found that someone had pushed his front seats down and pulled his back seat up,” Brown said.