CAVE CITY — Coach Jon Bradley announced that Cave City will host a football camp for third- through seventh-graders on Saturday at the Cave City football field.
The cost of the 1-day camp is $35 per camper. The camp will run from 8:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. Lunch will be provided.
For more information or to register by phone, call (870) 283-3313. Campers can also register Saturday prior to the start of the camp.
Batesville Coach Dave King wasn’t sure or wasn’t saying how much he and the rest of the coaches learned about the Pioneers’ football prospects during spring practice, but he did say it was more meaningful than any experienced before.
The reason is obvious. The Pioneers return just two regular starters on offense and on defense from the team that went 10-2 last fall.
Softball rosters for the Arkansas High School Coaches Association All-Star Games were released last week and four area players were listed on the East squad.
They are Southside’s Lunden Roberts, Midland’s Raigan Skidmore, Izard County’s Sarah Taylor and Melbourne’s Tori Rush.
Roberts, a shortstop, led the Lady Southerners in several offensive categories. She posted a .494 batting average, drove in 38 runs and scored 30 while hitting eight doubles, eight triples and three home runs. Her on-base percentage was .634.
LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The Arkansas Razorback baseball season has come full circle.
The Razorbacks will open the NCAA tournament Friday against Washington State, the same team they played in the first series of the season back in February. The Hogs swept three games against the Cougars by a combined five runs.
Arkansas (34-22) is seeded second in the 4-team, double-elimination regional in Norman, Okla. The Razorbacks also beat Oklahoma during the regular season, 8-7 in 10 innings.
Melbourne — Ozarka College has announced the names of students who graduated with an associate of applied science.
Students completing their studies with an overall grade point average of 3.75 or higher in a certificate or associate degree program are designated as graduating magna cum laude. Students with a GPA of 3.50 to 3.74 graduated cum laude.
LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Arkansas’ 870 area code likely will run out of numbers by late 2011, leading some companies to ask for permission to add a second area code over the same area.
The second area code, called an overlay, would require 10-digit dialing for all numbers in the 870 area code. That area code covers a backward crescent across the state that includes Jonesboro, Mountain Home, Pine Bluff and Texarkana. The Little Rock metropolitan area is covered by the 501 area code, while northwest Arkansas is in the 479 area code.
After eight successful years in Conway as Central Arkansas High Performance Specialists, Jeremy Bunch has moved back home to Batesville to run his motorcycle/ATV performance shop.
The new location in Batesville is 1250 Slater St. behind the Ideal Bakery truck shop, off Lawrence Street.
Known as B.P.S. (Bunch Performance Specialities), the shop specializes in the maintenance of all makes and models of high performance motorcycles.
“We are a certified Racetech suspension center and we can take care of all your other racing needs, too,” Bunch said recently.
PLEASANT PLAINS — Tadpole’s Catfish Barn, located at the corner of Highway 167/87 in Pleasant Plains, is the place “sure to please your cravings for good catfish and seafood,” according to manager Donnie Rawlings, who owns the business with Thad “Tadpole” Franks.
In addition to new ownership, there have been some upgrades, a name change and new items added to the menu at Tadpole’s, which offers a buffet Thursday through Sunday.
ASH FLAT — Thestle Talley, 73, of Ash Flat died Sunday, May 24, 2009, in an Ash Flat nursing home.
Born June 5, 1935, in Ash Flat, she was the daughter of John Fieldon and Naola Jane Moody Casey. She worked at Sharp County Courthouse for 27 years. She was a deputy circuit and county clerk for 10 years and deputy treasurer for eight years. She was co-owner of Casey’s Ladies Apparel in Ash Flat for the past 17 years. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Evening Shade.
CAVE CITY — Bulah Tackett, 69, of Cave City died Thursday, May 21, 2009, in a Batesville hospital.
Born March 27, 1940, in Cave City, she was the daughter of George Alexander and Dorris Pauline Pinkston Blankinship. She was a homemaker and attended Eastside Southern Baptist Church in Cave City.