Honor Rolls

June 21, 2010 Newark ElementaryNEWARK — The students listed below made the honor roll for the fourth nine weeks of the 2009-10 school year at the Newark elementary campus of Cedar Ridge School District, according to Kathy Magness, principal:

TV host to speak at Banner

June 21, 2010 BANNER — Dr. Jimmy Sites, producer and host of the award-winning national television show “Spiritual Outdoor Adventures,” will speak at Banner Church of Christ Friday, Saturday and Sunday.Meeting times are 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 9:30 a.m. Sunday with a potluck to follow.Sites grew up in Arkansas and has traveled extensively. He considers his most exciting adventure to be when he lived with the Waodoni Indian tribe in the Amazon Jungle of Ecuador.

Charles Landers band to perform

June 21, 2010 CONCORD — Charles Landers and his band will perform at 7 p.m. Saturday at Mount Zion Baptist Church, located on Highway 87 South in Concord.Donations will be taken.Snacks and fellowship will follow the performance.The event is open to the public.

Dog walkers needed

June 21, 2010 The Humane Society of Independence County’s Dog Walking Club meets every Wednesday at 9 a.m. at the Batesville North Complex and is seeking volunteers to help walk a shelter dog. Call Lynn Makarick at (870) 251-4145 or Sue Augustus (870) 307-5305 for more details or “to just let them know you’ll be there so they can bring the perfect dog for you,” according to a news release.

ASU children’s theater opens with ‘Awesome Giant’

June 21, 2010 JONESBORO — The Arkansas State University Theatre will open the 2010 ASU Summer Children’s Theatre season with “The Absolutely Awesome Giant” by Bruce Shearer. Abby Robinson, a junior radio/TV major from Mount Pleasant, is among the cast for the season opening production.

Charlotte EHC

June 21, 2010 CHARLOTTE — The Charlotte Extension Homemakers club met June 16 at Ann Mobley’s home, with all but one member present.The meeting started with the reading of inspirational, and thought for the month.Pat Mason attended the state conference in Hot Springs June 8-10. Mason showed the crafts she made there, and told of the information she learned.The club talked about a craft to make for the nursing home June 28, coasters for large drinks. Members also talked about putting in a fair booth in the county fair on July 20.

Board approves facility lease with UACCB

June 21, 2010 It was a light agenda for Batesville Superintendent Ted Hall’s final school board meeting June 14.Among the items of business approved included a lease agreement between the Batesville School District and the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville for lease of the child care facility on the college campus. The child care center is a collaboration with the Batesville School District, city of Batesville, Independence County and White River Planning and Development District. College officials praised the partnership between all those involved.

Interlocal committee pleased with service

June 21, 2010 Newark Mayor Randy Hendrix had good news for Sheriff Alan Cockrill when the Newark/Independence County Law Enforcement Committee met briefly Wednesday afternoon.“I don’t have a complaint one,” Hendrix said. “Everything’s good; it’s the best it’s been in a long time.”Through an interlocal agreement with the sheriff’s office, Newark is provided two deputies, Dale Jackson and Jason Eddington, to patrol the city and surrounding area, as well as serve as part-time school resource officers. The city of Newark then provides a portion of their salaries and equipment costs.

Charges filed in IC

June 21, 2010 MELBOURNE — An investigation into a June 13 single car motor vehicle accident near Franklin resulted in the arrest and multiple charges against the driver, Sheriff Tate Lawrence said.Stephen Jared Everett, 37, of Melbourne was charged with leaving the scene of an accident, failure to report an accident, driving while intoxicated, careless driving, operating a vehicle without license plates, operating a vehicle without insurance and having no driver’s license.