Child care training offered

November 19, 2010 NEWPORT — Free training for child care workers, provided by Arkansas State University Childhood Services, will be offered in December and until mid-February at ASU-Newport.Pre K ELLA (Pre K Early Literacy Learning in Arkansas) will be on Tuesdays from 5 to 9:15 p.m. at the Student/Community Center in the Arkansas Steel Associates Room.Dates are Dec. 7 and 14, Jan. 4, 11, 18 and 25 and Feb. 1 and 8. This is 30 hours of free, registered training, with continuing education units available for $10 after completion to those who need them.

CPR will be taught

November 19, 2010 Vital Link ambulance service will offer a health care provider cardiopulmonary resuscitation class from 6 to 10 p.m. Dec. 6. The fee is $40.The Heartsaver cardiopulmonary resuscitation and first aid class will be offered from 6 to 10 p.m. Dec. 16. The fee is $25, which covers the cost of the textbook and CPR card.Both classes will be held in the Alan Davis Conference Center, located at 1033 E.M.S. Drive in Batesville.To register, call (870) 793-3351.

Grants-in-aid to be topic

November 19, 2010 ASH FLAT — Citizens Roger Delffs and Dave Daugherty are expected to address the Sharp County justices of the peace about grants-in-aid when the court meets at 6 p.m. Monday in the courthouse in Ash Flat, according to an agenda for the regular session.Departmental and elected officials’ written reports will also be reviewed.

Driver, passenger allegedly admit to drug use

November 19, 2010 A passenger in a car whose driver was stopped for a broken windshield went to jail Wednesday morning after police say they found drug paraphernalia in her possession.Deputy Patrick Collins said he was on patrol in the area of Bayou and Cherry streets around 9 a.m. when he saw a car with a starburst shatter to the driver’s side windshield.The driver, identified as Richard Hayes, 25, of Floral, was stopped near the Golden Overpass.Collins said that while talking with Hayes he could smell the odor of burnt marijuana.

UACCB hires Cooper, Keller

November 19, 2010 The University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville has hired two new employees.Cheston Cooper has been hired as the computer lab manager and Leigh Keller has been hired as a project advisor for Student Support Services.Cooper, who has more than 10 years experience in the field of industrial technology, obtained an associate of applied science degree in industrial technology with a focus on PC hardware repair from UACCB in May 2010. He graduated with honors and was a member of Phi Theta Kappa.

BPA Award

November 19, 2010 The Batesville Preservation Association presented an award to Lyon College for its continued preservation of Brown Chapel. Terrell Tebbetts thanked Dr. Donald Weatherman, Lyon president, for continuing to make Brown Chapel “a center for many community events benefiting students and area residents alike.” The BPA ended its recent awards ceremony reminding those attending that the association makes annual restoration grants to nonprofit and commercial property owners.

Recognitions, trips top meeting

November 19, 2010 It was almost standing room only inside the Central Magnet Elementary cafeteria during much of the first half of the Batesville School Board’s monthly meeting Monday night. Parents, teachers and staff filled the room during the meeting in which many students were recognized for recent achievements.

Missy Irvin: First woman, First Republican

November 19, 2010 When Missy Thomas Irvin decided to toss her hat in the senate race she was adamant about two things: One she would be running as a Republican. Two, she was going to win. First Republican woman to winNow that it’s been a couple of weeks, Irvin said she is just starting to get her breath.After months of attending hectic parades, political debates and community events, the reality is just starting to sink in for the 39-year-old Mountain View woman.“I’m not only the first woman to win the (state) senate seat, but also the first Republican,” she said, smiling.

Calif. parole team targets sex offenders

November 19, 2010 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Michael Harden’s problems were just beginning when agents rolled up to his cluttered trailer to arrest him for letting the battery in his GPS ankle bracelet run low, making it difficult to track the movements of the paroled child molester.Then the agents found something even more disturbing: graphically sexual photographs on his cell phone. Seven months after he left prison, the 44-year-old Sacramento man was on his way back.

Ohio town grieves after 3 missing are found

November 19, 2010 MOUNT VERNON, Ohio (AP) — After more than a week of searching and hoping, members of a tiny central Ohio town began grieving as they learned that the bodies of a missing mother, her 11-year-old son and a family friend were found stuffed into garbage bags and hidden in a hollow tree.The discovery came Thursday, four days after authorities found the mother’s 13-year-old daughter bound and gagged, but alive, in the basement of a home about a 15-mile drive from the wildlife area where the bodies were discovered.