MELBOURNE — Melbourne School board has rescheduled tonight’s public meeting for 7 p.m. Tuesday in the superintendent’s office.
Superintendent Gerald Cooper said the move is so the board can have a day of training tonight.
On the agenda, the board will consider hiring a part-time bus driver, a pay increase for substitute teachers and approval of its 2009-10 budget.
“Due to growth,” the board will also consider adding one class to one teacher and three classes to another teacher at the high school, Cooper said.
Seventy-four-year-old Genevieve J. Thomas of Horseshoe Bend was killed around 2:40 p.m. Friday when the 2003 Dodge she was in crossed into the path of an oncoming 2004 Chevrolet on U.S. Highway 62 near Salem.
Arkansas State Police Trooper Brandon J. Cook said Thomas was traveling eastbound on U.S. 62 when she failed to negotiate a curve and drove into the oncoming lane and was hit by Scott A. Moody, 37, of Salem.
Cook said Moody was taken to St. John’s Medical Center in Springfield, Mo., and Thomas’ body was taken to Barker Funeral Home in Salem.
A 68-year-old Batesville man died at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences hospital Saturday night following a lawn mowing accident, according to Independence County authorities.
Sheriff’s Deputy Shawn Stephens said Woodrow Treadway was mowing a lawn along the edge of a bluff on Denison Heights around 9:30 Saturday morning when his riding mower hit the edge of the bluff and he fell off. “Mr. Treadway landed approximately four feet down on a ledge,” Stephens said.
CAVE CITY — Stepping up to the counter, Thomas Broughton couldn’t keep from smiling as he told the cashier what he wanted.
“One of those, one of these and one of those,” he said, pointing to the case containing the multicolored tickets at Express Mart in Cave City.
Sitting down at a nearby table, the 22-year-old found a coin and began scratching off the $5, $2 and $1 tickets, one at a time.
“Did you win?” asked one excited employee.
“Not yet,” said Broughton before picking up the next ticket.
Health Resources of Arkansas is receiving almost $1.4 million in new grants for the 2010 fiscal year, which has already begun, Chief Executive Officer David Coleman told its board members Thursday.
The new funds include a Delta State federal grant of $410,000 for health services, drug court state grants totaling $400,000, a federal Special Services Only Homeless grant of $170,448, a state grant of $133,192 for the Mills Assisted Living Center and a $270,000 state System of Care grant to provide services to children who are seriously emotionally disturbed.
ASH FLAT — A 12-year-old Sharp County girl is dead from an apparent hanging.
Sheriff Dale Weaver said the incident happened Saturday around 2:04 p.m. when dispatch received a call of a possible deceased child at a residence on Highway 175 northeast of Hardy.
Weaver said the caller told dispatch that his niece had just hung herself.
The Batesville Junior Pioneers escaped with a 6-0 win over the Nettleton Junior Raiders in a Class 5A-East District football opener Thursday night in Pioneer Stadium.
A steady rain fell almost throughout the contest, but it wasn’t the only thing falling from the sky. Numerous penalties on the Junior Pioneers kept the yellow flags flying.
SOUTHSIDE — The Southside Junior Southerners kept their football record unblemished by outscoring the Lonoke Junior Jackrabbits in the second half here Thursday night on a soggy Stewart Field.
The score was tied at 6 after one half of play. The Junior Southerners won 20-12.
The visitors scored first when tailback Eric Williams ducked and dodged for 20 yards and a touchdown. Southside’s Jake Hendricks intercepted the pass on the 2-point attempt.
Lyon College’s Katie Marshall has been selected as the TranSouth Athletic Conference Offensive Player of the Week for the week of Sept. 14-20, according to a news release from Lyon.
Marshall, a junior forward from Tustin, Calif, earned her second hat trick of the season in a 6-0 shutout victory over the University of the Ozarks. The Lyon forward knocked home three goals and became one of only three Pipers to earn more than one hat trick in her career.
Lyon is a perfect 5-0-1 this season and is currently receiving votes in the NAIA national rankings.
An outbreak of flu shortened Lyon College’s sports schedule this weekend.
The Lyon-Oklahoma Christian men’s soccer match set for this afternoon in North Little Rock was called off due to illness on the Oklahoma squad, and the Lyon-Trevecca Nazarene volleyball match set for Saturday morning at Becknell Gym was also postponed due to illness among the visitors from Nashville, Tenn.
The soccer match will not be rescheduled. The volleyball match between the TranSouth Athletic Conference members has been rescheduled for Nov. 2 at 7 p.m.