Man beaten with golf club, left for dead

August 19, 2010 John Paul Anderson thought he was going to die after being beaten with a golf club and left in a ditch near a local cemetery.Responding to a phone call to Batesville Police Dispatch around 4:30 a.m. Tuesday Deputy Jonathan Brown found Anderson walking near Egner Cemetery near the Allen Chapel community.

Fall bulbs now on sale in Ash Flat

August 18, 2010 ASH FLAT — The Sharp County Conservation District is selling fall flower bulbs, with a wide variety  of bulbs available for planting this fall to make bright, colorful spring flowers, according to a news release from the Sharp County Conservation District.To place an order, call the district office at (870) 994-7335, extension 3.Orders will be  taken until Sept. 7 and bulbs will arrive in early October.

Swine show winners named

August 18, 2010 ASH FLAT — Swine show winners from the recent Sharp County Fair and Livestock Show have been announced by fair board secretary Nancy Orr.“The fair had a good turnout for the swine show,” Orr said.Winners are as follows:Delaney Harris — Pee Wee Showmanship winner in the open and junior shows and sow and litter competitionChace Himschoot — 2010 Grand Champion Market Hog winner in the junior and open shows; Reserve Champion Market Hog in both shows; Grand Champion Gilt in both showsKimberly Lancaster — Open Senior Showmanship winner

3 IndCo student attend math, science school

August 18, 2010 Three Independence County students were recently accepted to the Arkansas School for Mathematics, Sciences and the Arts as members of the class of 2012.Students accepted include Rebecca Kendrick, of Batesville, daughter of Peggy and Curtis Kendrick; Brittany Martin, of Batesville, daughter of Michael and Jessica Martin; and Breanna Martin, of Batesville, daughter of Michael and Jessica Martin.

Local student participates in research program

August 18, 2010 FAYETTEVILLE — Phillip Kerr of Batesville recently completed the summer portion of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute Undergraduate Research Studio.Kerr, whose research emphasis was membrane transport, was among 18 University of Arkansas students selected for the two-year program, which offers an educational experience for freshmen throughout their sophomore year.Hughes Medical Institute scholars received a stipend, three hours of paid tuition, and housing for 10 weeks during the summer of 2010.

Two awarded WBC scholarships

August 18, 2010 WALNUT RIDGE — Ranotta Moser of Poughkeepsie has been awarded a University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville Summit Scholarship to attend Williams Baptist College.The scholarship is awarded to qualifying graduates of UACCB through an agreement between UACCB and Williams. Moser is a graduate of Evening Shade High School. She is married to Waylon Moser.

Man threatens to kill wife, cops, himself

August 18, 2010 A threat to kill his wife because she denied his sexual advances and later, to kill police and himself, led to the arrest of a Batesville man late Sunday night, said Independence County Sheriff’s Deputy Michael Moody who responded with Deputy Fred Friar to a domestic violence incident at a Bayou Street address.According to Moody, an 11-year-old child of the family called 911 after 52-year-old Danny Wayne Jones began beating up 39-year-old Kathy Jones around 11 p.m.

Art show scheduled

August 18, 2010 HARDY — The 2010 Spring River Artist Guild Art Show will be on display for viewing at the Spring River Gallery from Sept. 3-12, with a reception from 2-3:30 p.m. Sept. 12. Awards will be made at 3 and will include multiple first, second and third places, Best of Show and People’s Choice.Southern artist Jim Hardin will judge the show this year. He has exhibited widely throughout the South. It is written of Hardin that, “His oils and watercolors reflect all that is traditionally southern: the warmth, beauty and serenity that God has provided through his beautiful creations.”

Car wash to benefit church

August 18, 2010 Second Chance Church will hold a car wash from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday at Auto Zone in Batesville.All proceeds go to the “Feed The Needy Program” the church runs each Monday and Saturday morning at 23 Griffin Road.

Eastside Baptist plans anniversary

August 18, 2010 CAVE CITY — Eastside Southern Baptist Church in Cave City is celebrating its 50th anniversary Aug. 29 for all former members and friends of Eastside Baptist.Brother Ronnie Toon, Independence Baptist Association missionary, will bring the morning message followed by a potluck meal in the fellowship hall. Those attending are asked to bring pictures and other memorabilia to share.