Batesville resident Kenton Adler has published his second book in 2011 titled “An Alligator In Your Yard,” according to a news release.
It is an illustrated children’s book that Adler said is intended for a 3- to 6-year-old audience. The illustrations feature the creative skills of Batesville resident and former Lyon College art student Jody Hughes. Adler and Hughes worked together over the summer to merge their talents in order to produce the book for Tigereye Publications in Springdale, the release states.
First Baptist Church, First United Methodist Church and Compass Church will present a free community Thanksgiving dinner from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday at First Baptist Church, located at the corner of Sixth and Main streets in Batesville.
Call (870) 793-9859 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday for delivery within Batesville city limits.
DESHA — A communitywide Thanksgiving meal will be served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday at Desha First Baptist Church Family Life Center.
The meal is free.
Transportation or delivery to shut-ins is available by calling (870) 251-2977 and leaving name, telephone number and address.
Local author and illustrator Marie Fowler will be a guest speaker at the Batesvile Area Arts Gallery on Main from 9:30-10:30 a.m. Friday.
She will give a public reading for children 5 and under about her newest work, ”Is This An Egg?” The book was designed for toddlers and preschoolers to improve children’s visual perception and help develop their eye for detail.
“It’s like a delightful game of ‘I Spy’ that is an entertaining as it is educational,” Fowler said. Copies will be available for $10 which Fowler can autograph.
A report of someone using Becky James’ water faucet at 3 a.m. Sunday led police to an allegedly drunk woman whose car was stuck in a neighbor’s yard.
Deputy Gary Franks said he responded to the water faucet call on North Central Avenue in Batesville and spoke with a man who had apparently been washing his hands after pushing Dawn Raviscioni’s car out of a neighbor’s yard.
Franks said he saw the car with its right front tire in the grass and as he approached it, he could see deep ruts in the lawn with cinder blocks and boards in them, used to free the car.
MELBOURNE — A Brockwell woman was arrested Thursday and charged with 22 counts of theft by deception after she allegedly wrote $2,500 in bad checks, according to Izard County Sheriff Tate Lawrence. The charges are a class A misdemeanor.
Lisa Marie Harshaw, 35, is accused of writing 22 checks on a closed account to various businesses in Calico Rock and Melbourne. Lawrence said during the investigation it was determined that another check had been written to a Mountain Home business and authorities in Baxter County were contacted.
In a recent Guard, incorrect information was published about a Batesville High football record.
Tim Hughes set the record at 4,172 yards during the 2008 season. Jordan Childress, a Pioneer junior, is second on the career list with 3,687 (See related story on page 14).
NEWPORT — Billy Whitehead, Don Holcomb and Mike Tarr led the way at Speedy’s Drag Strip here Nov. 13.
Whitehead beat Steve Simpson across the line in the Street division. Gary Spicer placed third.
Holcomb won the Footbrake class. Spicer and Jim Roach placed second and third, respectively.
In the Super Pro division, Tarr was followed by Scott Watts, William Runyan and Norman Quinn.
Searcy Lady Lions (0-1) vs. Batesville Lady Pioneers (0-1), Pioneer Gymnasium, 6 p.m.
The Lady Lions fell last week at home to the Nettleton Lady Raiders in a season opener. “We got beat pretty handily, but the kids never gave up, This bunch plays with a lot of heart,” Searcy Coach Michelle Birdsong said. Point guard Brittnee Broadway is the only starter returning from a team the went 16-14 last season, but Mercedes Whiney and shooting guard McKenna Smith have joined her as go-to players, Searcy’s coach said.
BEEBE — The Mountain Home Junior Bombers won 47-34 here Saturday night, collecting the Centennial Bank Junior High Tournament basketball title and handing the Batesville Junior Pioneers their first loss.
Mountain Home led 10-9, 26-14 and 31-24 at the quarter breaks.
“Mountain Home’s got a good team, but it was closer than the final score indicates,” Batesville Coach Kelly Rush said. “With about three minutes left we got to within three and then we missed four straight free throws. We were two for 10 from the free-throw line. They were 13 of 15.”