Tucker named to list

January 12, 2011 SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — Miranda Tucker of Batesville has made the fall Dean’s List at Missouri State University, according to a news release.Each semester, students at Missouri State University who attain academic excellence are named to the list. For undergraduate students, criteria include enrollment in at least 12 credit hours during the fall semester and at least a 3.50 grade point average (on a 4.0 scale).

Legion scholarship available

January 12, 2011 National scholarships from the American Legion Auxiliary Department are now available, according to a news release.To qualify, applicants must be in their senior year of high school and a descendent of a veteran who served during a war-time period or is currently serving.Applications can be obtained at www.arlegion.org/arkaux/programs/scholarships.html. All applications must be completed and returned to the American Legion Auxiliary #114, P.O. Box 3224, Batesville, AR 72503 no later than March 1.

Williams Baptist College releases President’s, Dean’s Lists

January 12, 2011 WALNUT RIDGE — Williams Baptist College has released the names of students on the President’s and Dean’s Lists for the 2010 fall semester. The President’s List includes those full-time students who achieved a perfect 4.0 grade point average, while the Dean’s List is comprised of those with at least a 3.5 GPA.Local students on the President’s List were:Bradford — Kristina BlueMelbourne — Olivia Morris OrfMountain View — Kelsey Burns, Amber Martin.Local students on the Dean’s List were:Batesville — Christy Lovell, Lindsey Sharp, Taylor Toon

Batesville native named to college senate

January 12, 2011 JACKSON, Miss. — Bonnie Tucker of Batesville has been elected to the 2010-11 Student Body Association Senate at Millsaps College at Jackson, Miss. Tucker, the daughter of Tommy and Betsy Tucker, is an English and communications major. Millsaps Student Body Association provides students an opportunity to participate in college government, matters involving students interests, campus life and working with the administration, staff and faculty to build and preserve a learning community, according to a news release.

Winter effects linger despite sunshine

January 12, 2011 LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Schools across much of Arkansas were closed for a second day Tuesday but many government offices were open and road crews made more progress on clearing streets and highways of ice and snow from a deadly storm that brought much of the state to a standstill.Four people died in traffic crashes that occurred in winter weather in central and southern Arkansas — three on Sunday and one on Monday, state police said.

Woman taken jailed for trying to ‘eat’ pills

January 12, 2011 A woman who tried to hide prescription medication from a deputy by swallowing it was arrested, according to reports from the Independence County Sheriff’s Office.Deputies Patrick Collins and Duane Grice were called to the E-Z Mart store in Newark shortly before 2 a.m. Sunday, where a clerk reported that a drunk woman had gotten out of a truck and entered the store to pay for some items she was purchasing. When the woman pulled her hand out of her pocket, she had a “handful of pills.”

Drunk man arrested after death threat

January 12, 2011 MELBOURNE — An allegedly drunk man who threatened to kill a woman was arrested Saturday night, according to a report from Izard County Sheriff Tate Lawrence.Deputies were dispatched Saturday night to a residence on Fourth Street in Calico Rock regarding a domestic fight. The woman told police that Ronnie L. Mooney, 55, had threatened to kill her and that he was drunk. Mooney had left before officers arrived, but they found him at another house in Calico Rock.

Powhatan, Sharp Co. history intertwined

January 12, 2011 ASH FLAT — Powhatan Historic State Park’s Steve Saunders will speak at the Sharp County Historical Society’s winter quarterly meeting at 2 p.m. Jan. 23 at the Community Room at First National Banking Co. in Ash Flat, said publicist Ina Gill.

Bank supports 4-H

January 12, 2011 First Community Bank recently presented the Independence County 4-H program with a $1,000 check as an annual donation, said Boris Dover, the bank’s president and chief operating officer. Dover said the bank strongly supports area youth, and recognizes the many benefits of this program. “We gladly continue our support, and have full confidence that this organization will continue to have a positive impact on our community and our youth,” Dover said. 

Mt. Zion Baptist to host benefit concert

January 12, 2011 Don Bingham and Todd and Sharon Morris will host a benefit concert at 10:30 a.m. Sunday for Renewal Ranch in Conway.The fundraiser will be at Mount Zion Baptist Church, 149 Rorie St., Batesville and is open to the public.A free catfish and chicken dinner will be served after the morning worship service. Donations will be taken.For more information about Renewal Ranch or to receive its newsletter, call director James Loy at (501) 680-4895 or e-mail jamesaloy@hotmail.com.