Today is a celebration of the smaller moments that only the moms still remember and carry in their hearts. This holiday is about the moms who showed up so often our kids assumed we were sitting in the car waiting, which gave them the confidence to get back to the task at hand.
If we’ve done our job right they have often taken us for granted but in a moment of crisis repeated something we thought they never heard because it looked like they weren’t listening.
After being called the “forgotten pandemic,” the 1918 influenza pandemic is suddenly back in the news.
That, of course, is because of the current swine flu. Both came from the H1N1 strain of the influenza virus. Some differences between the 1918 version and the current swine flu is that the swine flu is much milder as long as it doesn’t mutate into something worse.
So far, so good.
No one knows yet where this swine flu thing is going.
MELBOURNE — The Izard County Sheriff’s Department reported some alcohol related arrests Pioneer Day Weekend, but Sheriff Tate Lawrence said the number of arrests were not that much greater than that of a regular weekend.
Patrick Davis, 24, of Melbourne was arrested early Sunday after a deputy saw a truck parked at a Melbourne convenience store with the driver slumped over the steering wheel. The vehicle’s engine was running and the driver was aroused, according to Lawrence, after several attempts were made to awaken him.
Witnesses say a 20-year-old pedestrian who was hit by a vehicle as he ran across a busy downtown street Tuesday went against a red light.
Independence County Sheriff’s Deputy Anthony Carter said that Joshua C. Jarrett, of 480 Cave Creek Road was struck by a 1993 Chevrolet van traveling south on Central Avenue and driven by 35-year-old Ismael Pena of Neeley Street around 4:10 p.m.
The accident occurred at the intersection of Central and Main Street as Jarrett reportedly ran across Central Avenue, from lower Main, and into the path of the van.
Paved parking lots, billboards, 911 addressing, grass height — these are just a few of the new regulations put into place over the last several years by the Batesville City Council.
In some cases, the council has adopted several new ordinances; in others, amendments have been added to existing regulations. Either way, there have been a lot of changes and not everyone may be aware of them, Code Enforcement Officer Chad McClure said.
CAVE CITY — A Cave City man wounded in the face by a gunshot was being transferred to a Little Rock hospital about 9 this morning, Sharp County Sheriff Dale Weaver said.
“The shooting occurred at 407 Stout Street at Devonda Furr’s residence,” Weaver said. “It was reported to 911 at 5:28 this morning.”
The victim, 50-year-old Gar Jacobs, was taken to White River Medical Center, then was being transferred to the University of Arkansas Center for Medical Sciences due to the seriousness of the wound.
ASH FLAT — A 5-week-old baby allegedly given an overdose of liquid morphine has been released from Arkansas Children’s Hospital, Sharp County Sheriff Dale Weaver said this morning.
Weaver called the hospital about 9:30 this morning and said due to patient confidentiality laws, received little information except that the baby was no longer there.
“It would be in the custody of DHHS (the Department of Health and Human Services),” he said.
Helen Dewey was the first customer through the door at the Batesville Walgreens this morning.
While Gladys Knight and the Pips’ “You Are the Best Thing That Ever Happened to Me” were pumped into the store’s loudspeakers, Dewey strolled through every aisle and noted the various items offered at the national chain drug store, exclaiming from time to time, “They got that here?”
Leda Blevins lives a block and a half away and said the doctor has recommended her to walk more, so now she plans to walk to Walgreens rather than drive to Walmart.
CAVE CITY — Athletic banquets for Cave City’s junior and senior high teams are set for this week, announced Athletic Director Russell Fowler.
The junior high athletic banquet is set for Thursday night at 6 in the middle school cafeteria. The senior high banquet is set for Friday night, same starting time and same place.
Both are potluck dinners and no admission will be charged.
NORTH LITTLE ROCK — The next round was, well, a rounder.
Tuesday, four rainy days after winning their first-ever matches in the postseason, Batesville High School’s soccer teams got a double dose of state-championship level soccer in the quarterfinal round of the Class 5A State Tournament.
The Little Rock Christian Lady Warriors, state runners-up last season, shut out the Lady Pioneers 6-0.
The Warriors, also state runners-up in 2008, whacked the Pioneers 7-2.
JACKSON, Tenn. — When the TranSouth Athletic Conference awards were announced here Monday night, the Lyon Scots had quite the haul. The Scots were honored with six selections on the All-TranSouth Conference first and second teams, two TranSouth Gold Glove winners and 10 Scholar Athletes.