MELBOURNE — A roadside prayer vigil will be held Saturday at the site of an unsolved murder in Izard County.
Dennis Reeves said the event will take place at 10:30 a.m. at the first lookout on Highway 9 in Izard County where Rebekah Gould’s body was found six years ago.
Reeves, who ministers from horseback, said he will ride his horse to the lookout and say a special prayer that this case will be solved and those responsible for her death will be brought to justice.
SOUTHSIDE — The Southside High School Environmental Spacial And Technology class is taking orders for Wreaths Across America, a project honoring veterans.
The class is selling wreaths that “people can purchase to lay upon their veteran’s grave,” a news release states.
One wreath is $15. Order deadline is Nov. 17.
EAST will host a ceremony from 11-11:30 a.m. Dec. 11 at Kyler Cemetery to honor veterans buried there. Those who have veterans at other cemeteries can pick up their wreaths from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Dec. 10 at the high school.
At least two area towns have set trick-or-treating for Saturday, rather than on Sunday, which is actually Halloween Day.
Cave City and Newark both have set Saturday as the official day to trick-or-treat in their towns, said respective city officials Kathy Wooldridge and Joanne Langston.
Unlike a few weeks ago, there were no fireworks Thursday night when the Independence County Budget Committee reviewed the county judge’s proposed 2011 budget.
The budget reviewed was that of current Judge Bill Hicks, who was not present, as opposed to that of Judge-elect Robert Griffin which was offered at the Oct. 14 budget committee meeting and caused such a stir that it was withdrawn in favor of Hicks’ budget.
In the county general portion of his budget, Hicks’ request of $97,408 is $1,289 lower than the 2010 budget of $98,697.
It’s out with the old and in with the new — a local restaurant may soon be getting additional space.
Tuesday night, Josie’s owner Steve Carpenter came before the Batesville City Council to ask for permission to tear down three structures on the property leased by the city. He said he is considering an expansion on the lower floor to create a banquet room.
Carpenter said the city has a golf shed, another storage shed and an old red barn on the property that he would like to tear down, then clean up the property, add landscaping and build additional parking.
EDGEFIELD, S.C. — Carroll Electric Cooperative recently became the newest member of the National Wild Turkey Federation’s Energy for Wildlife program and could help improve thousands of acres of wildlife habitat in Arkansas and Missouri.
Berryville, Arkansas-based Carroll Electric is the largest cooperative in Arkansas and has served northwest Arkansas and southwest Missouri since 1937. More than 9,000 miles of Carroll Electric power lines weave through some of the most rugged landscape in this part of the United States.
LITTLE ROCK — The summer and early fall of 2010 has been an exceptionally dry period across much of the state, and water levels on Arkansas Game and Fish Commission wildlife management areas reflect the weather pattern.
The AGFC manages many impoundments across the state for waterfowl habitat and waterfowl hunting, mostly in greentree reservoirs, or GTRs, and moist-soil units, AGFW Waterfowl Program Coordinator Luke Naylor said.
“Although water management capacity exists on many of these areas, flooding primarily is dependent on rainfall and natural runoff,” Naylor said.
LITTLE ROCK — The question has been answered many times but still pops up often. What is the season limit for deer?
The answer is five, of which only two can be bucks.
The answer has another part, too. Zone limits have to be observed.
Since all but one deer zone have season limits less than five, this means most hunters would have to take deer in more than one zone to reach that statewide limit of five.
PARAGOULD — Six Batesville Lady Pioneers finished in the top 10 as the 6-time defending state champions dominated the 5A-East District Cross Country Meet here Thursday.
Times were not available, but Natalie Meinzer won the 5-kilometer race. Fellow junior Logan Bishop finished third, senior Mollie Matthews placed fourth, freshman Lauren Garrison came in fifth and sophomore Halle Rush finished seventh to round out the team score of 20 points.
Greene County Tech’s girls finished second.
Southside at Cave City
KICKOFF • TONIGHT 7
One team will end a lengthy losing streak tonight in the Highway 167 Showdown. Southside has lost 20 straight, dating back to October of 2008 while the Cavemen have lost nine in a row. Cave City’s skid began with a loss to Paris in the first round of the Class 3A state playoffs last season. The Cavemen are winless since moving up to Class 4A and the odds are against them tonight with six starters expected to be sidelined with injuries.
NEWPORT — The Southside Junior Southerners posted a first-ever football victory over the Newport Greypups with a 24-14 decision in a 4A-2 District and season finale here Thursday night.
The Junior Southerner defense allowed just one score and shut out the Greypups in the second half. Newport led 14-12 at halftime.