The Batesville Area Arts Council is planning a basic summer photography class, “just in time for the Fourth of July holiday,” according to council director Colleen Jackson.
“The class is designed to give photo enthusiasts information they need for general photography and special holiday events like fireworks on the Fourth,” Jackson said recently.
The class, taught by photojournalist Tony McGuffey, will be suitable for film or digital cameras (required) and held from 6-9 p.m. June 26, with a field study trip planned for June 27.
The Northcentral Arkansas Education Service Cooperative Regional Science Fair was held recently at the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville.
Elementary (grades 4-6) winners were as follows:
Behavioral Science — Claire Shirley, Newark Elementary-Cedar Ridge, Say Cheese, first; Meghin England, Concord, Males vs. Females, second; Josh Lewis, Midland, behavioral science, A Virtual Rock Star, third;
CONWAY — Paige M. Jeffrey, a graduate of Concord High School, has accepted a Dean’s Scholarship to attend the University of Central Arkansas in Conway this fall.
She plans to major in occupational therapy.
UCA awards academic scholarships, renewable for seven consecutive semesters, based on ACT scores, grade point average and class rank as well as National Merit and National Achievement competition.
She is the daughter of Alan and Dawn Jeffrey of Concord.
Eighteen students have been awarded the Academic Distinction Scholarship to the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville, announced Melissa Sisco, director of financial aid.
Preston T. Barnett graduated from Cave City High School. He is the son of Steven Barnett and Sophie Buyer. Barnett plans to pursue a degree in chemistry.
Maggie Caraway graduated from Melbourne High School. She is the daughter of Nathan Caraway and Crystal Jackson.
ASH FLAT — Charlene Shackelford, 74, of Ash Flat died Thursday, May 14, 2009, in Mountain Home.
She was a homemaker.
Survivors include a son, Joel Shackelford of Hardy; three brothers, Donald Duvall, Jerry Duvall and Warren Ray Duvall; two sisters, Judy Duncan and Tommy Baker; seven grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Bill and Flora Hester Duvall; a son, Michael Shackelford; and a brother, Buddy Duvall.
Ronald Lee “Dude” Shults, 55, of Batesville died Friday, May 15, 2009, in a Batesville hospital.
Born June 6, 1953, at Kerrville, Texas, he was the son of L.C. and Maydell Morris Shults. He was a carpenter and a member of Cedar Grove Missionary Baptist Church in Cave City.
Survivors include two daughters, Anna Shults and April Brooks, both of Batesville; three sisters, Teresa Gage of Ingram, Texas, and Nora Crider and Lea Crider, both of Centerpoint, Texas; two grandsons, Matthew Brooks and Wade Brooks, both of Batesville; and several nephews and nieces.
POUGHKEEPSIE — Florence Gladys Tanner, 87, of Poughkeepsie died Friday, May 15, 2009, in a Salem hospital.
The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Qualls Funeral Home Chapel in Cave City with Royce Pendergrass officiating. Burial will be in Barnes Cemetery in Evening Shade.
Pallbearers will be Kenny Snyder, Rodney Snyder, Brian Snyder, Joseph Snyder, Keith Porter, Matt Snyder, David Snyder and Dustin Denton.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday.
Phobe Patterson Sneed, 62, of Batesville died Saturday, May 16, 2009, at her home.
Born March 28, 1947, in Batesville, she was the daughter of James C. and Regina Katheryn Tosh Patterson. She was a homemaker and enjoyed baking, cooking and visiting with her friends. She was of the Baptist faith.
Survivors include her husband, Melvin Sneed; a brother, Steven Patterson; a nephew, James Patterson of Salem; a niece, Shannon Cavenaugh of Foley Beach, S.C.; an aunt, Fern Carey of Cushman; and several cousins.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Owners of a tanker-type truck that was destroyed by fire May 10 are offering a $2,500 reward for information leading to the arrest of person(s) responsible, according to Independence County Sheriff Keith Bowers.
“The company that owns the trucks called me and said they wanted to put up a reward in hopes that we (police) would have a better chance of catching whoever did it,” Bowers said.
Police were called to the old Walmart store at 20th and Harrison streets around 3:20 a.m. Sunday where a tanker truck was reported on fire.
When he heard a police dog barking behind him, a man who had reportedly fled from police suddenly stopped and surrendered Thursday afternoon.
Much to his surprise, there was no dog behind him, just an imaginative cop.
Independence County Deputy Dale Jackson said around 2:40 p.m. he and Deputy Michael Darr responded to a request to assist Parole and Probation Officer Becky Clark at Town Plaza Shopping Center on upper Main Street, where she had detained 42-year-old John L. “Snake Puppy” Huff of Sulphur Rock.