With a $4,000 grant from Citizens Bank of Batesville and $1,000 from Walmart, Batesville Junior High math teacher Kara Lenfestey is hoping to inspire her students.
Lenfestey along with nine other teachers and administrators at the Batesville School District recently received grants totaling $15,000 as part of Citizens Bank’s first education initiative with the district.
With the grants and district funds, Lenfestey purchased 30 TI-Nspire calculators by Texas Instruments and software for about $6,600.
But, as she noted, these are more than your standard calculators.
MELBOURNE — The 2011 North Central Arkansas District Fair will be Sept. 24-Oct. 1 in Melbourne and will feature new events this year as well more than 5,000 exhibits from a seven-county area of northcentral Arkansas, according to a news release.
The fair is composed of Cleburne, Fulton, Independence, Izard, Sharp, Stone and Van Buren counties. The fairgrounds are located at 1927 LaCrosse Road.
All exhibits must be pre-registered, the release states.
The Independence County Election Commission will meet at noon Friday at Old Independence Regional Museum.
The meeting will be to certify the school election, discuss redistricting and to discuss the new early voting site for the Nov. 8 statewide special election. The new site for the election will be at the Old Independence Regional Museum.
CAVE CITY — The Cave City Cavewomen successfully defended their home court against the Cedar Ridge Lady Timberwolves in a nonconference volleyball match Monday.
Cave City won 25-10, 25-22, 25-7 as Laura Basinger scored 18 points, hitting 11 kills and serving up seven aces. Other statistical leaders were: Blair Weaver, 18, assists, 15 digs, 13 points, seven aces, six kills; Mollie Wolfe, 20 digs, 11 points, seven kills, four aces; Kayti Perkey, 12 assists, 10 points, six aces; Rachel Woods, 10 points, seven kills, three aces; and Nikki Ford, 22 digs.
The University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville Foundation is scheduled to host its annual golf tournament Oct. 19.
The 4-person scramble will be at The Course at Eagle Mountain with tee time set for 11 a.m. Proceeds from this year’s tournament will support foundation scholarships. First Community Bank will again serve as this year’s corporate gold sponsor for the tournament.
ARKADELPHIA — The West Alabama Lady Tigers (25-10, 25-20, 25-15) and the Henderson State Lady Reddies (25-14, 25-17, 25-23) defeated the Lyon College volleyball team in a tri-match Monday.
Suzanne Fincham recorded six kills, two blocks and an ace against West Alabama. Chelsea Hinton and Samantha Comet each posted five kills. Emily Sprick tallied eight assists and Bre Wright chipped in seven assists. Ariel Smith hit 13 digs.
The Batesville Junior Lady Pioneers rallied for 2-1 volleyball victory over the Beebe Junior Lady Badgers in Pioneer Gym on Monday night.
The game scores were 20-25, 25-12, 25-20.
“We were sluggish and had a lack of communication in that first game,” Batesville Coach Lisa McCord said. “In the second game, we took care of business.”
In particular, Sarah Hayes stepped to the service line and Batesville scored 15 consecutive points. Among those were 10 aces. Hayes also provided five kills and three digs.
MOOREFIELD — The brother and sister team of Bobby Gipson and Lori Hightower are the owners/operators of Junk In Da Trunk discount store in Moorefield where they say, “Every day is a yard sale.”
They use this analogy because of their low prices Gipson says. “We buy, sell, or trade anything and everything at great prices. We are here to wheel and deal because one man’s junk is another man’s treasure, really.”
Some members of the Independence County Interlocal Law Enforcement Agreement committee want to see changes made in the way the agreement is executed.
Those changes were discussed at a meeting Thursday afternoon by committee members made up of representatives from the Batesville City Council and the Independence County Quorum Court.
City councilman and committee member David Shetron brought up the subject of deputies who are designated as metro officers (and funded by the city of Batesville) answering calls in the county.
HARRISON — The Batesville Lady Pioneers and Southside Lady Southerners met up here Saturday in the Ozark SlamFest volleyball tournament and the Lady Pioneers came away with a 2-0 victory.
Playing in the small-school division of the tournament, the Lady Pioneers defeated Alpena 2-1 (25-15, 22-25, 15-6) and Episcopal College 2-0 (25-24, 25-10) before downing the Lady Southerners 25-21, 25-21 to win the title.
The Lady Southerners advanced to the title match by defeating Valley Springs 2-0 (25-9, 25-16) and Berryville 2-0 (25-21, 25-19).