Public school children to get flu shots

September 17, 2010 LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The state Health Department is preparing for its fall influenza vaccination campaign, with plans to inoculate public school students and conduct mass vaccination clinics around the state.If school-age children receive the vaccine, that’s expected to keep them from bringing the virus home, which would be an important step in the effort to limit the spread of the illness.

Police find no evidence to support Desha woman’s being attacked

September 17, 2010 Holly Markum says she fought off an attacker with a hammer, but police have found no evidence to support her allegations.On Monday, Markum told authorities she was attacked at her home on Moody Street around 1:49 p.m. The 26-year-old Desha woman said she saw a vehicle in her driveway and thought it was her neighbor, only to find a stranger at her door, she told Independence County Sheriff’s Deputy Michael Moody.

Tinted windows lead to drug arrest

September 17, 2010 Kyle McTigue’s windows were too dark for an officer to see his temporary car tags, so he was stopped Monday morning and then taken to jail when the cop smelled marijuana inside the car.While on routine patrol just before 10 a.m. on North Central Avenue Deputy Ernie Gillihan with the Independence County Sheriff’s Office said he got behind 18-year-old McTigue of Batesville, who was driving a 2000 Dodge Dakota with a temporary tag in the back glass of the truck.

Jeffery seeks mayor title

September 17, 2010 Bonnie Jeffrey has announced her bid for election as mayor of Newark.Jeffrey graduated from Newark High School. She began her career as a secretary for Social Security disability determination in Little Rock and went on to work for Employers Insurance of Wausau in Wisconsin, two real estate companies and Little Rock School District and as secretary to a commander. She spent four years in the U.S. Army Reserves.She has two children; five grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.

Cave City’s report slated for Monday

September 17, 2010 CAVE CITY — Patrons of Cave City schools who attend Monday’s annual report to the public and special school board meeting will hear updates concerning every campus, Superintendent Steven Green said.The meeting begins at 7 p.m. in the Cave City High School Library.Green will report on student enrollment and staff and introduce board members.Kerry Huskey, principal of Evening Shade Math & Science Academy, will give reports on federal programs, Evening Shade Elementary performance and progress toward goals and give an Equity Statement.

Wanted man flees, later surrenders

September 17, 2010 A man who fled police surrendered later that same night, Chief Deputy Steve Jeffery told the Guard this morning.Jimmy Mason had gone to his parents’ home and they called police, Jeffery said. The search for the 41-year-old Mason began shortly after noon Thursday, when a police car pulled into his yard on Antioch Road and Mason fled through nearby yards and into a wooded area, evading capture.

Public report to be Monday

September 17, 2010 The Batesville School District’s annual report to the public will be held during the school board’s monthly meeting at 5:30 p.m. Monday at the high school cafeteria.Reports from district personnel will be given including those from Richard O’Neal about asbestos and fire department inspections; Jack Sanders, federal programs; and Debbie Miller, who will give an overview about items including the district’s magnet programs and federal funding.Meetings are open to the public.

Support group scheduled

September 17, 2010 CAVE CITY — The Cave City and Batesville First Assembly of God churches will host its first support group for divorced persons beginning at 6 p.m. Monday at the First Assembly of God at 437 N. Main in Cave City.The class is free, but there will be a charge of $9 for a book the class will be using, organizers said. For more information call (870) 793-5489.

Man gives fake name, goes to jail for criminal impersonation

September 17, 2010 A man who lied about his name to an Independence County officer was rewarded with a trip to jail Thursday afternoon.Deputy Chris Little said he made a traffic stop around 4:20 p.m. at 6360 Cord Road, and the passenger, Haskal D. Swanson, 20, of Locust Street, Newark, gave a false name of Corby Campbell as well as a false birthdate.

Game & Fish has 658 vehicles for its 613 employees

September 17, 2010 LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission has 45 more vehicles than it has employees.The agency has 658 vehicles spread around the state, and 613 employees. Even if specialty vehicles like dump trucks, flatbed trucks, tractors and tanker trucks for carrying fish are set aside, the agency has 627 cars, pickups and SUVs for use by its workers.