My boyfriend loves to scare me. I can’t imagine why because most of the time I accidently hurt him. I am the type of person who when scared, I’m like a caged and frightened animal who starts kicking and swinging wildly.
Despite getting hit many times, he still continues to scare me and does so at every opportunity. I have learned to be aware as I turn every corner of the house — he might there waiting to scare me. If he is waiting in the car for me, as I walk out, he always honks the horn just as I approach the vehicle causing me to nearly jump out of my skin.
The Izard County Cougars hope to repeat as Class 1A state golf champs, and returning many of their key players should help them reach their goal.
Coach David Harmon expects seniors Preston Harmon, Uriah Mead and Zack Logan to repeat last season’s performance.
“We have got the nucleus of our team back, and they gained a great deal of playing experience last year,” Coach Harmon said.
A Batesville woman continues to recover in a Little Rock hospital from serious injuries she suffered in a head-on car crash two weeks ago, according to her daughter.
Shelbi Henson said her mother, Tammatha Cummings, who is being treated at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, continues to improve on a daily basis.
“She had a tracheotomy put it a few days ago and is being weaned off the ventilator, so we can communicate that way, she also had an irregular heartbeat a few days ago, but they corrected that right away,” Henson said.
MELBOURNE — The Melbourne School Board two new employees and accepted a resignation from one.
Peggy Haney was hired as special education teacher at Mount Pleasant and Barbara Andrew as math instructor, pending her being fully certified. The board also accepted employee Jill Lemley’s resignation and adopted an honor graduate policy.
In a special meeting in June accepted a bid from Times Striping for a restriping and resurfacing project at Melbourne High School for $57,331.
Funds will come from the district’s remaining $120,000 in stimulus money.
The University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville Board of Visitors will meet at 4 today in Independence Hall, room 140W.
Agenda items include recognition of new members and employees, updates about the Nursing and Allied Health building, aquatic restoration project and a financial report.
Meetings are open to the public.
The Jokers will play for the White River Water Carnival dance at 6 p.m. Aug. 6 at the Batesville Country Club, 1100 24th Street (behind Hastings and the Italian Grill). A dance contest will be part of the festivities, with a dinner for two at the club for the winners.
Performing at 8:30 will be Jim Bone, Sarah Jo Roark and Penny Wolfe, vocals; Vaughn Riley, guitar; John Parks, bass; Jason Moser, drums; and Butch Ketz, keyboard.
The Independence County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call of a suicide on Wednesday, according to a news release from the sheriff’s office.
When officers arrived they discovered a teenage girl had taken her own life. There were no signs of foul play and the death has been ruled a suicide. No other details were provided.
FORT SMITH (AP) — An 11-year-old temperature record has been broken in Fort Smith.
According to the National Weather Service, the daytime high in Fort Smith on Wednesday was 106 degrees, one degree hotter than the 105 degrees reported in 1998.
In Fayetteville, a 1998 temperature record was tied. The weather service reported a high temperature of 100 degrees in the northwest Arkansas city.
An excessive heat warning remains in effect for Crawford, Franklin and Sebastian counties in western Arkansas through late Saturday.
LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The Arkansas Supreme Court says drug court proceedings can’t be broadcast on television.
The state’s highest court on Wednesday followed the advice of an ad hoc committee that studied the pros and cons of broadcasting drug court. Ultimately, the committee said drug court proceedings shouldn’t be aired, in part because defendants could act a certain way if they knew cameras were rolling.
Genie Harrell’s ultimate goal was to get her job back as a county appraiser, but in a 4-1 vote, the Independence County Quorum Court Grievance Committee decided Thursday night “that the termination was not for an impermissible reason.”
Harrell was fired from her position on July 8. In a letter of termination to Harrell by Odus Fulmer, county assessor, it stated a Global Positioning System (GPS) had been installed in the county vehicles since April 12. The reasons for dismissal was due to her long term parking, ranging from one to four hours.
Dr. Meraj Siddiqui is an inquisitive person. Siddiqui, a physician at White River Medical Center who specializes in pain, has always prided himself on asking why something occurs. This, according to Siddiqui, has given him the perfect personality and drive to conduct scientific research.
The filing period for write-in candidates wanting to run in this year’s school board election ended at noon Wednesday and schools in Independence, Sharp and Izard counties are set to have at least one race.
Elections are Sept. 20. Early voting will be held Sept. 13-19.
In Independence County, the Midland School District will have a race for Position 3, a seat that James Grider was appointed to after vice president Clint McCance resigned in 2010.
Vying for the spot are Larissa Clark and Tiffany Henderson, both of Pleasant Plains. This will be for a three-year term.