PLEASANT PLAINS — The Pleasant Plains City Council will meet at 7 tonight in the city hall to continue discussing plans for having flu shots given this fall at a local church, Mayor Rick Siler said.
State Department of Health workers will give the shots as people drive by in their vehicles, he said.
“Sign-up sheets will be at local churches and businesses when it gets a little closer to time,” Siler said. “A lot of people can pick them up and fill them out beforehand.”
ASH FLAT — The Sharp County Quorum Court will meet at 6 tonight in the courthouse in Ash Flat to consider a fire services coordinator resolution, according to an agenda for the meeting.
District Judge Mark Johnson will also address the justices concerning employee insurance and written monthly reports from various offices and departments will be reviewed.
CAVE CITY — Joe Edward Ford, 79, of Cave City died Friday, Aug. 7, 2009, in a Batesville hospital.
The funeral was at 2 p.m. today at First Missionary Baptist Church in Cave City with Ron Canard and Raymond Higgins officiating. Burial was in Cave City Cemetery under the direction of Qualls Funeral Home of Cave City.
Pallbearers were Chad Wooldridge, Max Hunter, Michael Lassiter, Gary Perkey, Wendell Perkey and Jerry Foley.
Tressie Nadine Roberson, 82, died Friday, Aug. 7, 2009, in Batesville.
Born July 10, 1927, in Maxford, Okla., she was the daughter of John and Mattie Langdon. She was a member of First Assembly of God in Batesville.
Survivors include a son, David Roy Roberson of Southside; two daughters, Gay Hutchison and Tena Bledsoe, both of Batesville; two grandchildren, Carisa Hutchison and Gabriel Bledsoe, both of Batesville; and three step-grandchildren, Denise Denham of Bryant and Chris Bledsoe and Jeremy Bledsoe, both of Batesville.
CAVE CITY — Johnny Wayne Carter, 58, of Cave City died Friday, Aug. 7, 2009, in a Batesville hospital.
Born July 30, 1951, in Batesville, he was the son of Billy U.L. and Jeanne Mae Milligan Carter. He was a self-employed farmer and enjoyed hunting, fishing and attending ball games. He was a member of First Missionary Baptist Church in Cave City.
CAVE CITY — The Cave City School Board agreed Tuesday to continue to work toward getting cost estimates for a new high school football stadium, Superintendent Steven Green said.
Football Coach Jon Bradley participated in the discussion.
Estimates would include dirt work, lighting, bleachers (with a press box), a concession/bathroom facility, and fencing. Green was authorized to investigate bid procedures as well as potential funding mechanisms.
Green said he and the board will not ask voters for a millage rate hike to fund a stadium.
A suspect has been named in the theft of approximately $3,500 in jewelry from a home on Coon Creek Road, according to Independence County Deputy Colby Markum.
Daniel Boyd Qualls reported his home burglarized sometime between 12:40 p.m. and 4:40 p.m. Tuesday afternoon and several rings, necklaces and assorted other jewelry items were taken.
Qualls said he believed the home was entered by someone using a credit card or similar article to get in the front door of his home.
HEBER SPRINGS — A tip about the possible location of a stolen four-wheeler in Cleburne County led to three arrests, including one man whose bond was set at $100,000 and another who has Independence County ties, said Cleburne County sheriff’s Det. Kim Bettis.
Bettis said when Det. John Hendricks and Deputy Willie Baker responded to the location, they recovered one of two four-wheelers that had been reported stolen over the Fourth of July holiday weekend.
Batesville Area Arts Council BAAC-on-Main art gallery is exhibiting works by Douglas Harding now through Aug. 21. Harding graduated from Lyon College in 2008 with a bachelor of arts. The Kresge Gallery at Lyon housed a solo exhibit for his works in 2008, and he has participated in the college’s juried exhibits for the past three years. Harding received first place in the sixth annual Lyon College Juried Art Exhibit this year as well as honorable mention in the exhibit in 2008. He received the Honors Convocation Art Award in 2008.
SALEM — The Fulton County Fair will run Tuesday through Saturday at the Fulton County Fairgrounds, Highway 62, west in Salem. The fair is celebrating “90 Years of Blue Ribbon Fun” and has some new events scheduled for 2009.
Family living and commercial exhibits check in from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday. Flower and horticulture judging will start at 6 p.m. Kenny’s Funland Amusements will open the midway at 6 each night and will have armband night throughout the fair.