Race for the Cure is set for Saturday

October 11, 2010 Every 69 seconds, breast cancer takes the life of a woman — a mother, sister, daughter, or friend. Women all over the nation are banding together to fight this disease. On Saturday, thousands of Arkansas women will join the fight by participating in the 17th annual Komen Arkansas Race for the Cure in downtown Little Rock.

Historical society hosts ‘Storytellers’

October 11, 2010 Jacksonport — The Jackson County Historical Society’s program for its fall quarterly meeting will be “StoryTellers,” an inaugural event that the society hopes will become an annual festival each October, according to a news release. The meeting will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the courtroom of the Jacksonport Courthouse. The event is open to the public.

Thousands in stolen jewelry recovered

October 11, 2010 HEBER SPRINGS — A Cabot woman was arrested Oct. 4 while being sought in a Oct. 2 burglary of a residence in Heber Springs, Cleburne County sheriff’s detectives Phil Burnham and John Hendricks said.The burglary took place at 604 Lake Lane, the said.

Cemetery Stone Care Workshop set

October 11, 2010 POWHATAN — A free Cemetery Stone Care Workshop sponsored by Powhatan Historic State Park will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday at Powhatan Cemetery, said park interpreter Kristyn Watts.The instruction on how to clean cemetery stones without damaging them will last about 20 minutes, although those who have family members buried in the cemetery will be invited to stay and practice what they have learned while others who have participated in the workshop may stay and observe.The entire event should last no longer than two hours, Watts said.

Sheriff says rumors of guns untrue

October 11, 2010 ASH FLAT — An intense investigation into allegations and rumors about two students bringing guns to Highland Schools to shoot other students and faculty appears to be untrue, said Sharp County Sheriff Dale Weaver.“Every precaution has been taken,” he said.“A thorough investigation and assessment indicates these juveniles are not a danger to themselves or anyone else. As to our investigation, there have not been any guns taken to the Highland Schools. We do not believe there is any danger to the students or faculty members.

Pleasant Plains council to meet

October 11, 2010 PLEASANT PLAINS — The Pleasant Plains City Council will meet at 7 tonight in the city hall to continue discussing wording for a proposed ordinance regulating the discharge of firearms within the city limits, said Mayor Rick Siler.The aldermen will also review current bills and hear departmental reports.

ICARE to host chili supper, auction, live music

October 11, 2010 MELBOURNE — The Izard County Animal Rescue Effort will hold a chili supper and auction fundraiser Saturday at the Izard County Senior Citizen Center.Doors open at 5 p.m. Chili with all the trimmings plus dessert will be served until 8.Local band Deadwood Groove, with Chaney Coleman, Tracey Cone, Noah Sitton and Eric Sitton will begin playing at 6. Dancing is encouraged.People and businesses who support ICARE throughout the year have donated a number of valued items for the auction, which will begin at 7.

Man arrested for theft

October 11, 2010 WALNUT RIDGE — A Walnut Ridge man was arrested Friday by Lawrence County sheriff’s officers and the Arkansas State Police for stealing a flatbed trailer, said sheriff’s Capt. Jody Dotson.James Rouse, 20, was arrested after a resident of Lawrence County reported that a red flatbed trailer had been taken from his residence near Sedgwick.

Area residents feel tremor

October 11, 2010 GUY — George Manuel thought it might have been a crew at a nearby silica mine doing some morning blasts when he heard a rumble and felt a shake at his home on Mt. Carmel Road about seven miles west of Cave City this morning. “There is a silica mine about 15 miles west of my house and I can hear them blast often but the rumble never lasts for several seconds and it never shakes the shelves,” Manuel said. “That’s what at first I thought it was, but it lasted too long.”

Ark. law fails to deliver expected DNA submissions

October 11, 2010 LITTLE ROCK (AP) — An Arkansas law that expands the collection of DNA samples to include those arrested for certain crimes has failed so far to deliver the expected increase in samples for testing.The law, which went into effect July 31, 2009, requires DNA samples from people arrested for capital murder, first-degree murder, kidnapping and first- and second-degree sexual assault. Previous law called for samples after a conviction.