Plans for the White River 4-Mile Classic Road Race will top the discussions at the White River Roadrunners meeting tonight at the Citizens Bank Annex, according to a news release from the club.
A review of June minutes and a financial statement will also be heard.
As usual, members and guests will run starting at 6. The meeting will follow at 7.
Izard County student Rachel Harmon finished second and third in recent youth golf tournaments.
Harmon finished second to Katie Webb of Heber Springs here Friday in the Chuck Morton Memorial Golf Tournament. Sunday in Harrison, Harmon finished third behind Celeste Gish (Greenwood) and Webb.
Harmon shot a 2-day total of 164 for the second-place in the 16-17 age division (fifth overall) in Mountain Home.
MELBOURNE — John and Cecilia Vinson shot a 15-under-par 57 here Sunday while winning the Cooper’s Hawk Couples Tournament.
The husband-and-wife team edged Justin Burns and Abby Cooper by one stroke. Burns-Cooper led by two strokes (62-64) after Saturday’s round.
The Vinsons’ best-ever round included two eagles and 10 birdies.
“It was a day when we were both putting well,” John Vinson said. “Those come around every five to seven years.”
No other details on the tournament were available at press time.
PARAGOULD — Batesville’s American Legion baseball season ended here Saturday night at Bland Park when the Blytheville Casons defeated the Atlas Asphalt Highwaymen 10-0 in the losers’ bracket quarterfinals of the Zone 2 Tournament.
The Highwaymen, winners in three of four regular-season meetings with the Casons, were unable to string enough hits together against Josh Fleming. The right-hander scattered nine hits while striking out 13 and walking four.
The Batesville Scrappers are state champions.
Batesville’s 10-year-old All-Star baseball team won the North Arkansas State Tournament with a 6-1 decision over Washington County on Monday night at Fitzhugh Park.
The victory secures a trip to the Cal Ripken All-Stars Southwest Regional Tournament in Abbeville, La., near the Gulf of Mexico in south central Louisiana.
To punch the ticket, Batesville rolled through the tournament it hosted and was only threatened once. That happened Sunday, but Washington County finally succumbed, 5-4.
FAYETTEVILLE — No Razorback’s stock soared higher from November to spring football practice and plummeted lower during spring drills than Dennis Johnson’s.
So it’s encouraging for Johnson and the Razorbacks’ running game to hear Arkansas Coach Bobby Petrino now mentioning the running back’s name in a positive vein.
Twenty-nine students have been awarded the Academic Distinction Scholarship to the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville, announced Melissa Sisco, director of financial aid.
Colton Wade Alexander graduated from Mountain View High School. He is the son of Mike and Dina Alexander. He plans to seek an associate of arts.
Zach Anschultz graduated from Bald Knob High School. He is the son of Kenny and Susan Anschultz.
Shawn Bearden graduated from St. Amant Academy. He is the son of Sheila Harrison and plans to seek an associate of arts degree.
Gavin named to list
CLEVELAND, Miss. — Rachael E. Gavin of Batesville was among those Delta State University students from Arkansas, earning Dean’s List honors for compiling a 3.50 to 3.79 grade point average while attempting 12 or more academic hours during the 2009 spring semester.
An argumentative Tennessee driver, who was reportedly drunk and wouldn’t cooperate with police, is facing several charges following an incident early this morning.
Independence County Deputy Jeremy Qualls said the incident evolved after he and Deputy Dee McFatter responded to a call of assistance from reserve Deputy Eric Pickle on White Drive around 5:40 this morning.
Qualls said when officers arrived they found a man working on a vehicle and as they approached there was a strong odor of alcohol coming from his body.
A one-vehicle accident sent police to the area of 210 Brewer Hill Road, while the four people inside apparently left in a taxi, rather than an ambulance.
“Before I arrived, dispatch advised that the caller stated that four people got out of the vehicle and left in a taxi,” Deputy Brian Luetschwager said in his report. “When I arrived I found the wrecked vehicle against a large rock on the side of the road. I found that here the vehicle went off the roadway it struck a tree then completed a 360-degree spin, coming to rest against the rock.”
MELBOURNE — Aaron Farris Puckett, 81, of Melbourne died Monday, July 20, 2009, in Batesville.
Born Aug. 22, 1927, in Violet Hill, he was the son of Newt and Hettie Lawrence Puckett. He was a U.S. Army veteran, having served in the Korean War. He was a farmer and a member of Brockwell Church of Christ. He enjoyed joking and reading.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and a brother.
Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at New Liberty Cemetery in Violet Hill with David Cooper officiating. Arrangements are by Roller-Crouch Funeral Home of Melbourne.