Board to discuss bus purchases

April 18, 2011 NEWARK — The Cedar Ridge School Board will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the central office board room at Newark. Agenda items include discussion of 2009-10 audit, school bus purchases, sale of scrap metal items and meal prices.Meetings are open to the public.

Bond sale tops agenda

April 18, 2011 CONCORD — The Concord School Board will meet at 7 tonight to consider approving the sale of second-lien bonds to help finance a cafeteria construction project, according to an agenda for the meeting.In other business the directors will consider letters of resignation from four employees, consider placing two employees on 12-month contracts, consider rehiring classified staff and consider hiring two special education teachers for the 2011-12 school year.

Records to be destroyed

April 18, 2011 Special education records for students attending the Batesville School District during the 2005-06 school year will be destroyed Friday.State and federal guidelines require all special education records be destroyed five years after students leave the special education or speech program.These records can be picked up or reviewed by parents from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday at Sulphur Rock Magnet School. For more information call Sherry long at (870) 612-1716.

Batesville board meets tonight

April 18, 2011 The Batesville School Board will meet at 5:30 tonight at the district office board room at 955 Water St.Agenda items include student recognitions, personnel reports, discussion of salary increases and proposed policy revisions.Meetings are open to the public.

Family Fitness Night scheduled

April 18, 2011 FLORAL — Midland Elementary will host Family Fitness Night from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Tuesday in the elementary gym at Floral. Stations will feature cardiovascular, abdominal strength, upper body strength, flexibility, agility and nutrition activities. The event is free and healthy snacks will be served.

Man admits to growing ‘pot’ in his residence

April 18, 2011 WALNUT RIDGE — A Minturn resident was arrested Thursday after officers followed up on a tip from citizens that the man was growing marijuana in his home, Sheriff Jody Dotson said.When deputies arrived at 29-year-old Timothy Harbin’s house, he told them that he was indeed growing marijuana in the residence and said that he would cooperate with them.

Man admits to growing ‘pot’ in his residence

April 18, 2011 WALNUT RIDGE — A Minturn resident was arrested Thursday after officers followed up on a tip from citizens that the man was growing marijuana in his home, Sheriff Jody Dotson said.When deputies arrived at 29-year-old Timothy Harbin’s house, he told them that he was indeed growing marijuana in the residence and said that he would cooperate with them.

Scott Wood named to four-year term

April 18, 2011 The Lyon College Board of Trustees has nominated Scott Wood of Batesville for a four-year term on the board beginning in July. The board took the action Friday at its spring meeting on the Lyon campus.Also nominated to be a Synod of the Sun trustee was David Jones, ’99, a Little Rock attorney who has been serving as an alumni trustee representing out-of-state alums. Jones and his family have moved back to Arkansas so the board acted to transition him to a Synod trustee position.

David Allan Coe launches biker rally

April 18, 2011 The Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce will introduce the community’s newest event, Batesville, Bikers, & Backroads, on June 10 and 11. The event will welcome motorcyclists from across the country to participate in a variety of activities, including a bike parade on Main Street, a poker run, bike games, and a bike show. The day’s events also will include King Tony’s “Yo Face Stunt Show” and an evening Battle of the Bands.

Excessive overtime under probe

April 18, 2011 A former Batesville School District employee is in the news again after a state audit shows he approved more than $30,000 in overtime for family members.Richard O’Neal, who was fired as maintenance supervisor on Nov. 11, 2010 after he used school equipment on personal property is alleged to have approved $32,447 in overtime for three family members between July 1, 2009 and June 30, 2010.