LITTLE ROCK — A retired Army colonel running for a U.S. Senate seat from Arkansas is criticizing a state law that prevents him from using his military title as a nickname on the ballot this spring. In Arkansas, that’s a privilege reserved for monikers such as Porky, Bubba and Two.
Conrad Reynolds, one of eight Republicans running for the Senate, hoped to point out his military credentials by filing candidacy papers as “Conrad ‘Colonel’ Reynolds,” but election officials wouldn’t allow it.
Police say a local woman’s demeanor went from cooperative to rude when she learned she was being arrested for drunk driving around 1 a.m. Saturday.
Independence County Sheriff’s Deputy Brian Luetschwager said he stopped 44-year-old Kimberly R. Rush of Batesville after he reportedly saw her car cross the center and fog lines on Highway 167 north of Batesville.
“While I was speaking with Mrs. Rush I noticed her eyes were bloodshot and watery and could also smell an odor of intoxicants about her person,” Luetschwager said.
CAVE CITY — Larry Clark, 55, of Cave City died March 14, 2010, in a Batesville hospital.
Born Oct. 5, 1954, at Hamilton, Ohio, he was the son of Robert Hayes and Ruth Clark. He was a master brick layer and enjoyed singing, playing his guitar and preaching. He attended Cornerstone Baptist Church in Melbourne.
CAVE CITY — Cendie Stitcher, 80, of Cave City died Monday, March 22, 2010, at her home.
Born Sept. 10, 1929, in Martin County, Texas, she was the daughter of Lemuel Freeman and Pearlie Elizabeth Dearing Frazier. She was a homemaker and a member of Cave City Church of Christ.
How candidates for Senate and Congress in Arkansas stand on the health care package that the House approved Sunday night. The House gave final approval to a $938 billion health care bill that’s already passed the Senate and approved a companion measure that now heads to the Senate for a vote:
LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Longtime political activist Brownie Ledbetter has died in Little Rock at age 77.
Her family says Ledbetter died Sunday at her home nearly six months after a tumor was found in her brain.
Ledbetter was born Mary Brown Williams in 1932 and was married to former state legislator Cal Ledbetter.
Washington, D.C. — U.S. Senator Blanche Lincoln (D-Ark.) today said that eight Arkansas hospitals will be protected under an amendment she secured in the Senate health plan, which was passed by the U.S. House of Representatives and is expected to be signed into law by the president.
Vital Link ambulance service will offer the Heartsaver cardiopulmonary resuscitation and first aid class from 6 to 10 p.m. April 5 in the Alan Davis Conference Center, located at 1033 E.M.S. Drive in Batesville.
The fee of $25 will cover the cost of the textbook and CPR card.
To register call (870) 793-3351.
Lawn-mowing season will begin at Roselawn Memorial Gardens in Batesville on April 2.
“If you have anything on the graves — flowers, hanging baskets, ornaments, etc. they need to be removed before April 1,” a news release from Qualls Funeral Services states. “All items not removed will be removed by cemetery caretakers.”
Patrons are also asked to use vases approved by the cemetery during mowing season. For more information call the funeral home in Batesville (870) 793-3831.
The Batesville Area Arts Council will host a Gourd Art Workshop from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday at the BAAC-on-Main gallery is located at 246 Main St..
For more information, call (870) 793-3382 or visit www.batesvillearts.org. The gallery is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday.
CLINTON — CASA will have its first ever Dice Run May 22 at Clinton City Park on Main Street, off Highway 65. The event will be held rain or shine.
Entry fee is $10 with T-shirt (while they last) or $5 without t-shirt, but additional donations will be accepted. Bikes will go out between 11 a.m. and noon, with the last bike in at 2:30. Winners will be announced at 3. The route includes Clinton, Timbo, Mountain View and Shirley. The Dice Run is open to motorcycles, classic cars, trucks, tractors or anything on wheels.
Searcy — Second Saturday Studio, located at 213 West Arch Ave. in Searcy, opened March 13, with approximately 300 people visiting their new downtown location.
The shop is a retail space where local artists can display and sell their art and handmade works. Items displayed include a variety of paintings, photographs, fused glass, handmade jewelry, pottery, and fiber art. The space can accommodate 17-20 artists every month and a wide variety of artwork is available for purchase. Twenty artists took part in last Saturday’s opening.