LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission voted Monday to drop a proposal to amend its public information policies that drew fire from Gov. Mike Beebe and Attorney General Dustin McDaniel.
Commission member Emon Mahony of El Dorado said the commission took the action at a special meeting called to consider the matter. He said the proposal was dropped “out of respect for the governor and the attorney general.”
“We basically tabled the matter indefinitely — terminated our discussion of it,” Mahony said. “It’s gone.”
NEWPORT — A circus worker has been charged in the stabbing of a 29-year-old Newport man, said Lt. Patrick Weatherford, criminal investigator for the Newport Police Department.
Weatherford said that about 12:20 a.m. Sunday, officers were dispatched to Harris Hospital in reference to someone there who had been stabbed.
The victim, Demone Overland, had a single stab wound to the abdomen, Weatherford said.
The mass flu clinic in Independence County won’t be a drive-through this year as in years past, but the vaccine is still free.
The event will be from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday at the county health department in Moorefield.
The flu clinic will be walk-in this year, meaning attendees will be going inside the office to get their shots. However, “if people cannot get out of their car, they can send someone in and we will have a nurse come out to them,” said Sonia Nix, administrator at the health unit.
On a warm and sunny fall day, with leaves showering down on the gathering in Couch Garden, Lyon College held its Founders’ Day Convocation on Saturday, marking the 138th anniversary of the founding of the college.
In his introduction, Lyon President Dr. Donald Weatherman had a surprise for the keynote speaker, Dr. Terrell Tebbetts, the Martha Heasley Cox Chair in American Literature. Dr. Weatherman announced the creation of the Terrell Tebbetts Endowment for Domestic Student Travel to commemorate Tebbetts’ 40th anniversary as a Lyon faculty member.
Lyon College said “thank you” to Dr. and Mrs. Frank Lyon, Jr., and their family at a “Lyonhearted Gala” Friday night in Becknell Center.
The Lyon family was honored for its longtime support of the college over two generations. The college, founded as Arkansas College in 1872, was renamed Lyon College in 1994 in honor of Dr. Lyon’s parents, Dr. and Mrs. Frank Lyon Sr.
Raymond LaCroix Jr., chairman of the Lyon Board of Trustees, announced that the board had met the day before and approved a resolution naming Dr. Lyon chair emeritus and an honorary trustee.
Medicare beneficiaries will have an opportunity to sign up for a Medicare prescription drug plan from Nov. 15 through Dec. 31, the open enrollment period for all beneficiaries. There are more than 50 Medicare prescription drug plans available in Arkansas for 2010-11.
Shannon Allen and Rosalee Parton, Daycie, Dayton and Trenton of Newark have announced the birth of a daughter and sister at White River Medical Center on Oct. 12, 2010. The baby weighed 3 pounds, 12 ounces and has been named Sierra Grace Allen.
Grandparents of the child are Mike Combs, Robert Allen and Connie Allen.
Great-grandmother is Margie Allen.
Justin and Mallory Burton of Portales, N.M., have announced the birth of a son at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis, N.M., on Oct. 14, 2010. The baby weighed 6 pounds, 9.5 ounces and has been named Joseph Heath Burton.
Grandparents of the child are Steve and Sharon Bryant of Batesville and Gene and Lynn Burton of Sherwood.
Great-grandparents are Gay Collatt of Benton, Steve and Jeanette Bryant of Alma and Patty Burton of Paragould.
Bo and Stacie Gould and Rylee of Batesville have announced the birth of a daughter and sister at White River Medical Center on Oct. 22, 2010. The baby weighed 8 pounds, 12 ounces and has been named Kaylee Jean Gould.
Grandparents of the child are John Gould, Kelly Bell, Greg Green and Elizabeth Green.
Great-grandparents are James Gardner, Treva Hall and Rose Langston.
B.W. and Marlene McCarty will celebrate 50 years of marriage at 2 p.m. Sunday at the York Girl’s Cafe in Drasco.
They were married Oct. 21, 1960 in the home of and by the Rev. Sherman Liles in Drasco and lived in Batesville most of their lives.
They are the parents of David McCarty of Drasco and Lynn (Lana) McCarty of Batesville. They also have two grandchildren, Dayton McCarty of Drasco and Savannah McCarty of Batesville.
All friends and family are invited. The couple requests no gifts, please.
JACKSONPORT — Due to the popular demand, Jacksonport State Park will host a third Dutch Oven Workshop from 9:30 am to noon Saturday in the picnic area.
Park interpreters will discuss methods on how to use and maintain a Dutch oven while cooking chicken and dumplings, buttermilk biscuits and for dessert peach cobbler.
SALEM — The Arkansas Retired Teachers Association will hold an informal meeting for all retired former school personnel living in Baxter, Fulton, Izard, Sharp and Stone counties at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 8 at Salem Elementary School cafeteria.
The purpose of the meeting will be to share information of importance to all school retirees and will include information from Steve Singleton, executive director of ARTA; Sharon Johnson, activities director of ARTA; Matt Hughes, ARTA benefits consultant; and Michael Ray, director of member services of the Arkansas teacher retirement system.