AUGUSTA — The mother-and-son team of Cecilia and Josh Vinson defended its title at the Cypress Creek Country Club Mixed Scramble over the weekend, shooting rounds of 66 and 68 to win by one stroke.
Cecilia rolled in a 15-foot putt on the last hole for the victory.
In other local golfing news, John Vinson and Chip Rayford finished second and third, respectively, in the Arkansas State Golf Association-designated tournament for seniors at Sage Meadows Golf Course in Jonesboro over the weekend.
SILVER SPRING, Md. — On July 13-17, Karen Wells from Midland School District, along with more than 80 educators from across the country, participated in an exclusive professional development event for Discovery Educator Network members at the Headlands Institute in Sausalito, Calif.
The Discovery Educator Network National Institute was hosted by Discovery Education, a division of Discovery Communications, whose networks include Discovery Channel, Animal Planet and Science Channel.
A Pleasant Plains business was damaged when a man walked up and broke the front door shortly before 5 a.m. Wednesday morning.
Surveillance video taken at The Corner Store, 370 Main St., shows a man approaching the door and breaking it, activating the store’s burglar alarm.
“We never saw where he actually entered the building,” Independence County Sheriff’s Deputy Dee McFatter said. “But there were open cabinet doors behind the counter and underneath the cash register, and the only door leading to the office and (doors) on the desk.”
Alma Cole Metcalf, 91, of Batesville died Friday, July 24, 2009, in a Batesville hospital.
Born March 29, 1918, in Cave City, she was the daughter of R.P. and Mollie Ford Cole. She was a homemaker and enjoyed playing bridge, china painting and talking on the telephone. She was a member of First United Methodist Church in Batesville.
Survivors include several cousins.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and her husband, James Barnett Metcalf.
Doors were forced open to a shop building to gain access to pistols and cash at the J.B. Galloway residence on King George Street recently.
Galloway told police the shop building was broken into sometime in the past couple of weeks and the items were taken from a locked filing cabinet.
Investigating officer Dale Jackson said the pistols taken, a 9-shot Hi Standard .22 revolver and an unknown brand 6-shot .22 revolver, both with pearl handles, were valued at $800 by Galloway.
For the second consecutive year, students in the Independence County Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) program are attending the T Tauri Movie Camp at no cost, according to a news release.
Ozark Foothills FilmFest Inc., the educational non-profit that presents the annual T Tauri Film Festival and Movie Camp, offered scholarships for any of its four filmmaking workshops to interested students.
A total of nine chose to participate, four of whom are returning for a second year.
MELBOURNE — Melbourne High School, Melbourne Elementary and Mount Pleasant Elementary will hold new student registration from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Aug. 5.
Students new to the district, including those attending under the Freedom of Choice Act who have not fully filled out registration papers, will need to bring these records: proof of immunization, date of birth papers, Social Security numbers and previous school records (with the former school’s name and address), and any other important education information.
MOUNTAIN VIEW — Cowboys were drawn to the Ozarks in the late 1940s and early 1950s by cheap land, low taxes, abundant water and good grass, according to a news release. When they came, they found their neighbors had a rich tradition of songs, “ballads” similar to the cowboy songs and poetry from the West. Famous cowboy balladeers such as Glenn Ohrlin, Jim McElroy and Hubb Willis have called the Stone County area home.
Family reunion to be Saturday
SULPHUR ROCK — A reunion of the relatives and friends of Telia Godair, Wallace Sherrill, Hattie Turpin Godair Bice and Columbus Vallie Godair will be Saturday at the Sulphur Rock Community Building.
A potluck will be served at noon.
An auction will follow the potluck, with the proceeds going to the upkeep of Mac’s Chapel Cemetery, located east of Sulphur Rock.
CPR class to be offered