Bond has been set at $50,000 for 19-year-old Zachary A. McKinney, of 20 Padgett Island Road, Newark, after he was arrested for allegedly beating a man and taking his car, according to a court affidavit.
Sheriff’s Detective Mike Mundy said that around 10:20 p.m. Monday Deputy Jessie Wilson was dispatched to a county residence where McKinney and a juvenile female had reportedly attacked a man, striking him several times in the head with some sort of blunt object, as well as a brick before they stole his vehicle and fled the area.
SALEM — Forty-five years each.
That was the agreement last week in Fulton County for two men who pleaded guilty to killing a cook in October of last year and then disposing of his body in Izard County.
Diego Handelin Valdivia Villonveva and Jorge Pablo Gonzalez were initially charged with capital murder in the death of 31-year-old Jesus Cisneros Meza.
According to Deputy Prosecutor Dwayne Plumlee, both men were given 30-year sentences and an additional 15 years for the use of a firearm.
NEWARK — The starting time and order of homecoming basketball games here Friday have been adjusted, announced Cedar Ridge Athletic Director Danny Davis.
The Quitman-at-Cedar Ridge junior boys will now tip off at 5 p.m. and be followed, in order, by the homecoming ceremony, the senior boys game and the senior girls contest.
CONCORD — The Midland Lady Mustangs pushed their unbeaten mark to 15-0 with a 62-38 thrashing of the Concord Lady Pirates in a 1A 2-South District contest here Tuesday.
Emma Sellers scored 18 points for the winners. Kerstie Bumpous and Jessica Hertz added 13 and 10 points, respectively.
Midland broke open a close game with a 19-9 advantage in the third quarter.
Kayla Richardson led Concord (5-8, 2-3) with 18 points.
A send-off is scheduled for the Batesville Pioneer football team Saturday afternoon, announced Kim Russell, a member of the Pioneer Booster Club.
The Pioneers are scheduled to board the buses at 12:30 for their trip to Little Rock to face the Greenwood Bulldogs in the Class 5A State Playoffs championship game in War Memorial Stadium. The kickoff is set for 6:30.
Greenwood, the defending state champion, is 13-0 and current champions of the West District. The Pioneers are 11-2, champions of the East District and winners of 10 in a row.
The Lyon College basketball teams shook up two national polls Tuesday night in Becknell Gymnasium.
First, the Scot women got off to a quick start, never let the Columbia Lady Cougars gain a foothold and won 71-59.
In the nightcap, the Scot men rebounded from a slow start, steadily wrested control from the visitors and won going away. The final score: Lyon 78, Columbia 64.
Remember, when these four teams met in Columbia, Mo., back on Nov. 8, the Lady Cougars defeated the Scots 71-53 and the Cougars embarrassed Lyon’s men 93-39.
CALICO ROCK — The Calico Rock Museum Foundation received $2,500 in new donations during the month of October. As a result, the foundation received a $2,500 matching gift from a local business owner. The matching gift honors long-time educator and historian Emmitt Whitten.
At the beginning of November, the foundation paid nearly $5,000 toward the bank loan balance. The foundation borrowed $80,000 in June 2010 to purchase the historic Rand Building on Main Street. The current loan balance is $45,000.
Vanessa Marie Akers, 59, of Batesville died Sunday, Nov. 27, 2011.
Born Jan. 11, 1952, in Atchison, Kan., she was the daughter of Elvie and Mary Ledom Zacharias. She was a homemaker and a member of the Jehovah Witnesses.
Survivors include a brother, Claude Zacharias of Atchison; a sister, Donna Donaldson of Atchison; and several nephews and nieces.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Fred E. Akers; two brothers; and three sisters.
MELBOURNE — Maggie Grace Clairday, infant daughter of Joey Ellis Clairday and Pamela Cherra Harris Clairday of Melbourne, died Friday, Nov. 25, 2011, at her home.
She was born Oct. 23, 2011, in Batesville.
Other than her parents, survivors include two brothers, Preston Harris Clairday and Riley Ford Clairday, both of Melbourne; and her grandparents, Joey and Cathy Clairday of Poplar Grove and Billy Ray and Jannette Harris of Aubrey.
CHARLOTTE — Gene Walter Davis, 58, of Charlotte died Monday, Nov. 28, 2011, in a Batesville hospital.
Born Jan. 24, 1958, in Chariton, Iowa, he was the son of Guilford and Alice LaRue Davis. He was retired from the U.S. Army.
Survivors include his wife, Karen Davis; a son, Mike Davis of Charlotte; a brother, Norman Davis of Iowa; and two grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Gil Davis; and a son, John Davis.
No funeral services are planned at this time. Arrangements are by Willis Funeral Service of Batesville.
LITTLE ROCK — Doris Ann Powell Small, 73, formerly of Violet Hill, died Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2011, in Little Rock.
Born Dec. 19, 1937, in Violet Hill, she was the daughter of Cecil and Claris Sellers Powell. She was united in marriage to James Small in 1959 in Norfork.
She was a homemaker and was employed by Merico Bakery in Little Rock, retiring after 18 years of employment. She was of the Baptist faith.
William A. “Dub” Runsick Sr., 78, of Batesville died Monday, Nov. 28, 2011.
Survivors include his wife, Carole Runsick; two sons, John Runsick of Cord and Bill Runsick of Batesville; three daughters, Teresa Green of Newport, Suzann Williams of Cabot and Bobbie Runsick of Batesville; three sisters, Margaret Baker and Norene MacDonald, both of Tampa, Fla., and Hope McLaughlin of Tuckerman; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and several nephews and nieces.