UACCB to host gospel, bluegrass concert

July 6, 2010 A Southern gospel and bluegrass gospel music concert will be held at 5 p.m. Saturday at the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville.Performing will be the Arkansas Edition, the Representatives Quartet and Jay and Johnny Parrack. Jay Parrack is a former tenor for Gold City, and Johnny Parrack is a former tenor for the Kingsmen. Both have previously been voted Tenor of the Year by the Singing News Fan Awards.Admission is free. Donations will be taken.For more information call Bryan Wilson at (501) 412-6002.

JPs have busy agenda

July 6, 2010 MELBOURNE — The Izard County Quorum Court will have a large agenda when it meets at 6 tonight.Under new business the court will:• discuss appropriating funds to the drug court and hear from Randall Lovelace regarding the drug court building;• consider air conditioning for the upstairs offices;• have a representative from Mack-Reynolds Appraisal Co.;• discuss a letter from Ann Moser concerning the constriction of an addition to the senior center;• hear from Terry Gray from Arkansas Department of Emergency Management;

Fort Polk soldier from Ark. dies in crash

July 6, 2010 NATCHITOCHES, La. (AP) — A Fort Polk soldier from Arkansas has died in a crash in Natchitoches Parish.State police said 19-year-old Allen Yancey of Bald Knob was driving an SUV east on Louisiana Highway 120 Friday when he ran off the right side of the road in a curve.Troopers said Yancey entered the ditch, overcorrected and rolled over, with the vehicle coming to rest on its passenger side.Troopers tell The American Press that Yancey wasn’t wearing a seat belt and was partially ejected from the vehicle. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Man claims break-in was part of initiation

July 6, 2010 MELBOURNE — One person has been arrested with another possibly to follow in a burglary at Mitchell’s Park Street Pharmacy in Calico Rock last November.Izard County Sheriff Tate Lawrence said Shawn Patrick Quinn, 25, now of Rector was arrested Thursday for commercial burglary and criminal mischief.

Photos released of two suspects

July 6, 2010 Video of an early morning burglary at Oak Park Pharmacy late last month has provided police with photos of a woman inside the pharmacy taking prescription drugs. However, she is wearing a hood and long-sleeved shirt, making her identification difficult at this time, according to Independence County Sheriff’s Investigator Brian Luetschwager.

Water Carnival plans continue

July 6, 2010 The White River Water Carnival committee is gearing up for this year’s event, which kicks off with free entertainment Aug. 6 at Riverside Park.The evening will begin at 5 p.m. with the youth division of the White River’s Got Talent competition, which this year has been split into two divisions.

UAM presents degrees

July 2, 2010 MONTICELLO — The University of Arkansas at Monticello awarded degrees to a number of students at May commencement exercises.Local graduates include Amanda L. Wentz of Batesville, master of arts in teaching; and Lana F. Chastain of Drasco, bachelor of science.

Arkansas State awards diplomas

July 2, 2010 JONESBORO — More than 1,400 graduates of Arkansas State University in Jonesboro were presented diplomas during the spring 2010 commencement ceremonies at the undergraduate and graduate levels in the Convocation Center, May 8. U.S. Rep. Marion Berry (D-AR) delivered the commencement speech to 1,423 graduates during morning and afternoon ceremonies.Area graduates include:Annieville — Matthew Ryals (magna cum laude), bachelor of music;Ash Flat — Tabitha Hall, associate of applied science, radiologic technology; Molly Carpenter, associate of science;

Firm must forfeit placement fees

July 2, 2010 BENTONVILLE (AP) — A federal prosecutor says a judge has ordered a Bentonville firm, Sarasu IT Solutions Ltd., to forfeit more than a half-million dollars it was paid for providing companies with foreign workers who were falsely claimed as employees of Sarasu.A news release from Deborah Groom, U.S. attorney for the Western District of Arkansas, said U.S. District Judge Jimm Larry Hendren ordered the forfeiture of $503,562 after authorities determined the funds were proceeds of illegal activity.

3 escapees recaptured

July 2, 2010 LONOKE (AP) — Lonoke County authorities say they have recaptured all three inmates who escaped the county jail.Lonoke County authorities say 26-year-old Troy Scott, 22-year-old Justin Cheney and 24-year-old Kenneth Crain were arrested Thursday at separate locations in the Little Rock area.The three had escaped just before 1 a.m. June 24.