CAVE CITY — The Cave City School Board learned during a regular meeting Thursday that teacher Patricia Turnbough has won the Arkansas Council for the Social Studies 2011 Member of the Year Award.
Superintendent Steven Green said the award was presented in November during the Arkansas Curriculum Conference.
Three area teens are scheduled for their first appearance in court today after being charged and arrested in the burglary and theft of property from the home of Marshall Bentley of Dennison Heights.
Sixteenth Judicial Prosecuting Attorney Don McSpadden said this morning the three will face a judge to hear the charges against them, determine if they are represented by legal counsel, and review their bond.
CALICO ROCK — Lockdown.
Shortly after an inmate was shot on Monday morning no one was going in or out of the North Central Unit at Calico Rock except for high-level personnel and investigators.
According to the report, inmate Joseph A. Henry was part of a field utility work crew when he allegedly charged at an officer on horseback at least three times, according to ADC spokeswoman Dina Tyler.
The Humane Society of Independence County (HSIC) is looking for pet-loving families to participate in the “Foster a Lonely Pet for the Holidays” program.
Sue Augustus, board member and volunteer, said the shelter has approximately 75 dogs and 67 cats waiting to be adopted and this would be a great time to open your home to an animal for a few days. “Even over the next couple of weeks, even afterwords, people can take home a pet for a couple of days. We have indoor and outdoor dogs and cats,” said Augustus.
When injured combat veterans return home from war they sometimes have special needs that go beyond medical help as they try to transition from active duty to civilian life.
“They need financial help, therapists, lawyers, ministers and others who can administer to their needs,” retired Army Col. and Ranger Jim Daniel said during a presentation at the Batesville Rotary Club Monday.
There’s a good chance that loaf of bread at the local grocery store was made right here in Batesville.
Flowers Baking Company of Batesville, located on St. Louis Street, makes many well-known bread products such as Nature’s Own, Sunbeam, Ideal and Cobblestone Mill. It also bakes and distributes buns and rolls for many fast food and casual dining restaurants, and markets Tastykake and Bluebird snack cakes, as well. This plant distributes to seven states.
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — In what’s often been a trying stretch for Iowa, the Hawkeyes finally got to clear out the bench and savor an easy victory.
Devyn Marble led with 19 points and six assists, freshman Aaron White added 17 points and Iowa pounded Central Arkansas 105-64 on Monday night.
Melsahn Basabe also provided 14 points and nine rebounds for the Hawkeyes (7-5), who cracked the 100-point barrier for just the second time under Coach Fran McCaffery.
Apparently, Ivy League schools run second to college and pro football teams at churning out geniuses.
Catch football on TV and eventually the camera focuses on some offensive or defensive coordinator while the play-by-play man and his sidekicks discuss the “genius.”
By the broadcasts you would almost swear the coordinators were bigger than their teams.
EVENING SHADE — Skip and Euna Franks of Evening Shade will celebrate their 55th wedding anniversary Saturday.
Euna Qualls and Skip Franks were united in marriage Dec. 24, 1956, in Batesville with Clyde Hance officiating.
Mr. Franks is a retired construction worker and a former security guard with the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville. Mrs. Franks is retired from the U.S. Postal Service.
The Humane Society of Independence County is looking for pet-loving families who would consider participating in the “Foster a Lonely Pet for the Holidays” program.
The humane society and petfinder.com are part of this national fostering event, where over 13,000 pet rescue organizations are asking the public to invite a pet home for the holidays.
If interested in making this Christmas a happy holiday for a pet in need or for more information, call the shelter at (870) 793-0090. The humane society will provide all needed supplies.