Families plan reunions

August 31, 2010 The annual Fulbright/Moser family reunion will be held Sunday at Mount Pleasant School cafeteria.Registration will be at 10 a.m. A potluck will be served at noon. All family and friends are invited to attend. Meanwhile, the Tate/Twilley reunion will begin at 9:30 a.m. Sunday at the Izard County Fairgrounds. A meal will be served at noon. All friends, family and neighbors are invited.

Strawberry River DAR

August 31, 2010 HORSESHOE BEND —The September meeting of the Strawberry River Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution will be Sept. 11 at the home of Bette Wolfe in Horseshoe Bend.The meeting will begin at 4 p.m. and will be a potluck supper.In addition to supper, the group will hold a “white elephant sale,” with proceeds toward a scholarship. Members are urged to bring items.Sept. 17-23 is Constitution Week. Janet Ross, the Constitution chairwoman, will be the speaker.The new yearbooks have been mailed to each member, and they are reminded to bring their books with them.

Gun, drugs found during traffic stop

August 31, 2010 Police say they found a gun, drugs, and outstanding warrants during a traffic stop at the intersection of Highway 106 and North Central Avenue Wednesday morning and three Batesville residents went to jail.Sheriff’s Deputy Ernie Gillihan was running radar near the intersection around 11 a.m. and said he clocked a car going 49 miles per hour in a 25 mph zone and stopped it.The driver, Gillihan said, was identified as 32-year-old Brandy Mason who had a suspended driver’s license and an outstanding warrant from another county.

Report to public to be Sept. 20

August 31, 2010 CAVE CITY — The Cave City School Board, during a recent meeting, set the district’s annual report to the public and September board meeting for 7 p.m. Sept. 20 in the Cave City High School library, Superintendent Steven Green said.In other business, the board accepted the resignation of high school science teacher Melissa Tate and agreed to hire Genafer Foree for that position.The directors also agreed to pay David Nolan and Mark Crouch $50 each for cleaning after home football games and Edie Mobbs $50 for custodial duty during home football games.

Workshop seeks participants

August 31, 2010 More participants are needed for a Sept. 11 workshop in which map-reading skills will be taught at Old Independence Regional Museum, administrative secretary April White said.The workshop, open to the public, will be from 10 a.m. until noon and is co-sponsored by the Independence County Historical Society and the museum.

Republicans eye elections

August 31, 2010 The Independence County Republican meeting will be Thursday at Western Sizzlin in Batesville.A Dutch-treat meal will begin at 6 p.m. The meeting will follow at 7.The topic for discussion will be the upcoming elections in November.The event is open to the public.

Saffell man in critical condition following fight

August 31, 2010 WALNUT RIDGE — Bond for a Saffell man was set at $150,000 Monday after he was arrested following a fight that left another Saffell resident in critical condition, said Capt. Jody Dotson of the Lawrence County Sheriff’s Department.Travis Halter, 24, was arrested Friday for second-degree battery, possession of a controlled substance, being a felon in possession of a firearm, simultaneous possession of drugs and firearms and possession of drug paraphernalia, Dotson said.

Ken Smith to perform locally

August 31, 2010 Cinnamon Stick Coffee House will host a concert Friday at 6 p.m. featuring Arkansas native singer-songwriter Ken Smith.The Cinnamon Stick, at 151 W. Main St., is located next to the Melba theater in Batesville. Newly reopened by new owners Judy Kane and Karen Narramore, the business offers a full lineup of gourmet coffees, soup/sandwich combos, as well as pastries and cakes.

Ark. GI dies in Afghanistan

August 31, 2010 LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Sen. Blanche Lincoln says a 20-year-old soldier from Arkansas has been killed during action in Afghanistan.A news release from Lincoln’s office Monday said PFC Bryn T. Raver died Sunday in Nangahar, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered the day before when his military vehicle was hit by rocket-propelled grenade fire.Lincoln spokeswoman Marni Goldberg said the senator’s staff had been notified of Raver’s death by the Army after his family was notified.

Bank aids in adoptions

August 31, 2010 First Community Bank partnered with the Humane Society of Independence County to host an adoption showcase during a customer appreciation event at the bank’s Southside location on Aug. 26. The bank also committed to paying the adoption fees and matching up to $500 in community donations to the humane society. The two-hour event netted the adoptions of three cats and seven dogs, plus $1,545 in donations from the community.