SIDNEY — A trap shoot sponsored by the Cave City First Assembly of God Church will begin at 8 a.m. Saturday at the George Carter & Ronnie Perkey Shooting Range at Sidney, according to a news release.
Signs showing the way to the range will be posted.
The event will feature sharpshooter Tommy Browning and daughter Kayle, who is on the U.S. Olympic shooting team, the release states.
The cost is $5 per person at the gate and $5 per person to shoot. Shooters must bring their own shotgun shells, which must contain regulation shot.
SEARCY (AP) — Someone let the air out for the start of the first day of classes in the Searcy School District.
Superintendent Tony Wood says tires were deflated on 22 of the school’s buses in the district’s bus shop before the buses were to roll Wednesday morning.
Wood says one front tire on each bus was deflated but four drivers had their buses at home so those buses ran on time.
A 41-year-old former employee of the Citizens Bank of Batesville is free on $10,000 bond after being charged with two counts of felony theft from a relative’s banking account, according to an affidavit filed with the Independence County Circuit Court Clerk’s Office.
ASH FLAT — A brief standoff ensued in Sharp County after Sheriff Dale Weaver, from a helicopter, spotted marijuana plants growing behind a house at the end of Sunset Lane just south of Martin’s Creek Road.
The sheriff said his department was conducting its annual marijuana eradication mission and while acting as an airborne spotter, he saw a small patch of marijuana plants near the residence shortly after noon Tuesday.
“Detectives and deputies acting as ground support quickly moved in to the property at No. 71 Sunset Lane,” he said.
Shelly Swaim said she was home with her small daughter when she heard someone trying to get in her back door around 9 Tuesday morning.
“My husband had just left and I thought it might be him, although he never locks the door when he leaves,” Swaim told the Guard. “Thank God, he did.”
Swaim said when she opened the door there was a strange man standing there with no shirt and a wild look about him.
LITTLE ROCK — Batesville and Benton have joined the Certified Local Government (CLG) program, which recognizes a concentrated local effort to protect the city’s historic resources, Arkansas Historic Preservation Program Director Frances McSwain announced.
“We congratulate the cities of Batesville and Benton on their recognition as CLGs,” McSwain said. “As members of the CLG program, Batesville and Benton join the forefront of the historic preservation movement in Arkansas and will be eligible for grant funding for future preservation projects.”
Stockpiled fescue is one of the most economical ways of wintering livestock. It is certainly cheaper than feeding hay and generally cheaper than winter annuals. Stockpiled fescue lends itself well to a cow-calf operation whereas stocker operations typically rely on winter annuals.
A man who said he had been evicted from his home has reported his truck stolen.
Independence County Deputy Ben Keener said Skyler U. Spivey of Batesville reported the 1995 Ford F-150 pickup stolen sometime between July 16 and Sunday.
According to Spivey, he had been evicted about a month and a half ago and when he went back to his former residence to get some belongings and his truck, it was gone.
Spivey said he couldn’t remember the last name of the man he was renting from, just his first name of Ron, according to Keener.
SOUTHSIDE — Southside School District will begin classes today. Lunch will be served.
Roger Rich is superintendent.
Number of graduates last year was 91 with an 80 percent college attendance rate. The number of students enrolled last year was 1,438.
Elementary principal is Glenda Mueller. Rick Keller is assistant principal.
Kindergarten teachers are Mandy Blevins, Carrie Bullard, Kim Cummings, Tina Dale, Kelley Sifford and Sara Westbrook.
First grade teachers are Karen Davis, Dana Hankins, Jessica Moser, Beverly Pack, Alicia Skipper and Donnita Welch.