CHARLOTTE — John 3:16 Ministries will host its annual Veterans Day steak dinner, paying tribute to local military veterans, at 5 p.m. Saturday at the camp located at 75 Holmes Road in Charlotte.
Decorated Vietnam veteran the Rev. John Steer of Mountain Home will again serve as the guest speaker/entertainer at the event.
All veterans will have the opportunity to win one of the following door prizes:
• 32-inch Sanyo TV from Batesville Walmart;
• four $25 gift certificates to Batesville Dairy Queen;
Her 16th birthday party will be one a local girl will always remember.
She, along with 12 of her friends, ranging in age 14 to 17, were busted for drinking at a local motel Friday night when someone called the police.
Cpl. Kirk Green with the Independence County Sheriff’s Office said the teens are facing charges of possession of liquor by minors and 24-year-old Ashley Trauth, of 70 Franks Road, with 13 counts of contributing to the delinquency of minors.
Members of the Batesville First United Methodist Church (FUMC) presented 217 items to the Old Regional Independence Museum Wednesday night.
Among the items were warranty deeds, books, photographs, and old hymn books from the 186 year old church. Also included were the original 1919 blueprints of the church.
After seeing a need to organize the history room at the church, Kay Burton, a co-pastor with FUMC talked with Twyla Gill Wright, curator at the museum about donating the items. The items are now the property of the museum but will be available to loan back to the church.
Batesville will join more than 60 communities around the state this holiday season as a participant in the Arkansas Trail of Holiday Lights, according to a news release.
Sixty-six towns take part in the celebration, which begins Thanksgiving week and lasts through Christmas. Other cities host official lighting ceremonies, parades, pageants, music and more.
NEW YORK (AP) — Hundreds of police officers in riot gear raided Zuccotti Park early today, evicting dozens of Occupy Wall Street protesters from what has become the epicenter of the worldwide movement protesting corporate greed and economic inequality.
Hours later, the National Lawyers Guild obtained a court order allowing Occupy Wall Street protesters to return with tents to the park. The guild said the injunction prevents the city from enforcing park rules on Occupy Wall Street protesters.
CONCORD — Sharon Elizabeth Cartwright, 50, of Concord died Thursday, Nov. 10, 2011, at her home.
Born Jan. 19, 1961, in Taipei, Taiwan, she was the daughter of Richard and Helen Pitman Shrumm. She was of the Baptist faith.
Survivors include her husband, Charlie Cartwright; a son, Josh Cartwright of Concord; a sister, Bonnie Henderson of Crawfordsville; and several nephews and nieces.
She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Michael Shrumm; and a sister, Jo Shrumm.
CHEROKEE VILLAGE — Daryl K. Mayenschein, 100, of Cherokee Village died Saturday, Nov. 12, 2011.
He was born Dec. 20, 1910, in Forest, Wis. He went to Eastman School through the 10th grade. He married Maxene Shreve on June 6, 1936, and they were married for 73 years. He worked for Abbott Laboratories for 31 years, 1941 through 1972, where he was instrumental in the development of sulfa drugs, used to treat infections, and halazone, used to purify drinking water, for World War II.
WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — Classes were held this morning at the University of North Carolina Wilmington as the search continued for a gunman who ran toward the campus after a holdup overnight.
Instructions for students to remain in secure locations that had been issued after the holdup shortly before midnight Monday were lifted at 5 a.m. today, school spokeswoman Dana Fischetti said.
Black Rock author Janice Stump Clark will sign copies of her children’s book, “Miss Golden-silk Unties a Tangle,” at 1 p.m. Nov. 19 at Hastings bookstore at 2360 Harrison St. in Batesville, said
James Branscum of the book’s publisher, Tate Publishing.
“Miss Golden-silk has a problem. A giant tangle is blocking her front door,” Branscum said. “She can’t see out, and her friends can’t see in. But she discovers happiness, friendship, and the virtue of hard work when she remodels her web in Janice Stump Clark’s engaging story, ‘Miss Golden-silk Unties a Tangle.’”
PRIM — Mark and Lynette Brooks of Prim have announced the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Kaitlyn Brooks, to Aaron Carr, son of Terry and Juanice Carr of Greers Ferry.
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Odis and Joyce Hipp and Sue Brooks, all of Prim.
She is a graduate of Hilltop Holiness Academy in Prim and is a student at Arkansas State University at Heber Springs, where she is pursuing a degree in counseling.
The prospective groom is the grandson of Jerry and Kathy Carr of Greers Ferry and Jackie and Diana Swaim of Limedale.