JONESBORO (AP) — The Jonesboro Public Library says someone hacked into its computers and stole more than $37,000 from its bank account.
Liberty Bank, which runs the library’s account sent an email last week that a transaction for $40,000 was set to be paid. No one knew about it until they saw the email.
Nancy Dobbins, the library’s business manager, called the bank and found out that someone had already taken $37,514 on Sept. 14.
Thrifty’s, the Arkansas Sheriffs’ Youth Ranches resale shop, is hosting a customer appreciation day Saturday with a new look and three new employees.
Located at 360 W. Main St. in downtown Batesville, the resale shop will offer free hot dogs, hamburgers and drinks to its customers from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. In addition, free giveaways will be handed out until gone, customers may register for several door prizes donated by the youth ranches and special items will be on sale.
Cadet Brian Caston has graduated from West Point military academy, according to a news release. While there, Caston pursued double majors in Spanish and economics. He was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army within the Armor Branch.
His brother Cadet Paul Caston graduated in 2010 from West Point and studied chemical engineering, obtaining a bachelor of arts. He was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army within the aviation branch.
ASH FLAT — The water in Spring River is so cold that divers involved in rescue attempts or searching for drowning victims cannot stay in the water long — and that means more certified divers are needed.
“They have to switch out often,” said Sharp County Sheriff Mark Counts.
That’s why he decided to schedule a recent diving certification class that boosted the number of certified divers in the county by nine, including two of his own officers — Detective Ken Guidry and former sheriff and current detective/investigator Dale Weaver.
NEWPORT — The Southside Lady Southerners defeated the Newport Lady Greyhounds in a 3-set volleyball match Tuesday.
Southside won 25-10. 25-19, 26-24 to improve their record to 10-6 overall and 4-3 in conference.
“We started off very strong, but we seemed to lose focus and intensity as the match progressed,” said Southside Head Coach David Shilkitus. “Credit goes to Newport, they played us really tough in that third set.”
Shilkitus said he was pleased with the play of one of his girls.
MELBOURNE — Preston Harmon and the Izard County Cougars topped one division of the 1A-4 District Golf Tournament here Tuesday at Cooper’s Hawk.
Harmon, a left-handed senior, won the medal with a 2-under-par 70, 10 strokes better than his closest competitor, teammate Uriah Mead. The Cougars finished 31 strokes better (260-291) than the second-place Ridgefield Christian Warriors.
As I saw the news Monday on my Twitter account about the passing of Dolores Hope at age 102, I was reminded of the wonderful legacy that she helped to give America during her 70-year marriage to the amazing Bob Hope.
As a child, whenever I could catch Bob Hope or Bing Crosby on the air, I would never miss it. Whether it was their individual Christmas specials or re-runs of their individual and joint movies, I was truly a devoted follower, anxiously waiting to be entertained by these icons.
I had been grading papers all day, and I was exhausted. As the work day ended and I left my office, it felt good to step out into the fresh air. I decided to take a longer route to the parking lot to see if I could clear the cobwebs from my head.
As I turned the last corner, about 100 yards from where I was parked, I joined a couple of young men who were coming from the lower part of campus. Their clothes were rough and their appearance unkempt. They looked tired.
I smiled at them. “Good evening, gentlemen.”
I belong to a woman’s rights group called NUTS, which stands for Neutering Usually The Solution. I hate all men. Men don’t find out about my goals until it is too late. I sell counterfeit Visas. I deal in Turkish tobacco.
Who am I?
My stage name is Cleopatra Sadat, and I was just one of the many who attended The Ghosts of Casablanca dinner theater last week at the Pythian Castle in Springfield, Mo.
In an effort to spice up my life and get out of the tri-county area, I conned my friends (what few I have) into a “let’s do something different” weekend.
For now, the White River Bowl Trophy has found a permanent home at Batesville High.
Tuesday, Newport High football Coach Jeromy Poole called Batesville High Coach and Athletic Director Dave King to inform him that Newport will drop Batesville from its football schedules, senior and junior high, ending the longtime rivalry.
The Pioneers defeated the Greyhounds 55-15 in a season opener three weeks ago. That victory was their fourth in a row over their Jackson County neighbors and 11th Batesville victory in their last 13 meetings.
The Batesville Junior Pioneers are scheduled to begin their defense of the district title at home against 5A-East foe Nettleton on Thursday.
Batesville has finished the two previous seasons undefeated claiming the district crown both years.
Nettleton Raider Head Coach Blake Tennison expressed tremendous respect for the Junior Pioneer football program.
“Batesville is always one of the best teams that we play each year,” Tennison said. “They are always very well-coached and well-prepared.”
OLD MONROE, Mo. — Therese Cooper of Old Monroe, Mo., has announced the engagement and upcoming marriage of her daughter, Melinda Lilinoe Cooper, to Michael Bruce Harris Jr., son of Michael and Vonda Harris of Pleasant Plains. The bride-elect is also the daughter of the late Hayden Cooper of Concord.
She is the granddaughter of Hayden and Edna Cooper of Concord, the late Woodrow Cooper of St. Louis and the late Lilinoe and Bob Click of Marshall, Mo.
She is studying nursing at the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville.