Service News

August 5, 2010 SAN ANTONIO — Jonathan D. Perkinson has been promoted to the rank of master sergeant in the U.S. Air Force.Perkinson is a quality assurance supervisor with 17 years of military service.He is the son of Norman R. and Nora D. Cantrell of Locust Grove and a 1992 graduate of Concord High School.

Woman arrested for forgery, man for hiding her

August 5, 2010 When Miranda Dunegan sent a text message to her mother saying there was a policeman at the door and she wasn’t coming out, she confirmed to the officer that he was at the right place to serve a warrant for Dunegan’s arrest.Deputy Jeremy Qualls said he was sent to a residence on Dennison Heights around 11:30 a.m. Wednesday with a felony warrant for the 30-year-old Dunegan’s arrest on theft and forgery charges. But when he arrived no one would answer repeated knocks at the door.

Ozarka, Arkansas Works present Summer Academy for HS juniors

August 5, 2010 MELBOURNE — It may be summer, but school is still in session for some students.Ozarka College has been offering a Summer Academy program providing ACT test preparation and college and career planning to rising juniors. Through a statewide initiative last year entitled Arkansas Works, Ozarka was able to hire two college and career coaches to serve school districts in Sharp and Stone counties. John Petersen was hired for the Highland School District, and Lori Sullivan was hired for Mountain View School District. They began their jobs in January.

Prophecy seminar scheduled

August 5, 2010 The Batesville Seventh-day Adventist Church, located at 30 Gap Road in Batesville, will host a prophecy seminar titled “The Revelation of Jesus Christ” beginning at 7 p.m. Friday. Admission is free.Tommy Blount will be the speaker. Blount holds a theology degree from a Christian university in Texas.

Prayer shawl group to meet

August 5, 2010 BETHESDA — The prayer shawl knitting/crotcheting group meets every Thursday at 6 p.m. at Bethesda Campground Methodist Church. Refreshments are served, and all are welcome, according to Joyce Williams. For more information, call Williams at (870) 799-3743.

The Weekend Events

August 5, 2010 Friday• White River Water Carnival activities — barbecue sandwich fundraiser lunch deliveries 11-2; Miss and Teen Batesville pageants and Miss White River talent competition, 6 p.m., UACCB Independence Hall; White River’s Got Talent youth division finals at 5 and adult finals at 6, Riverside Park; free community concert with Party Planet (featuring Al Paris from Kool and the Gang at 7:30 and Haven Hill at 9:15.• Fish/chicken dinner, 3-7:30 p.m., Hutchinson Mountain community center. Tickets are $8 for adults and $4 for children 11 and under.

TV, motorcycle taken in weekend thefts

August 5, 2010 Leaving his brand new in-the-box 40-inch flat screen TV in the back of his van for a few days proved to be costly for Sam C. Cooke of Alta Vista Drive.Cooke told Independence County Deputy Michael Thatch that he last saw the Samsung TV in the back of his minivan on Saturday afternoon after purchasing it from Best Buy and discovered it missing Tuesday morning.In other reports filed with the Independence County Sheriff’s Office:

Farmer’s market closed Saturday

August 5, 2010 The Batesville Farmer’s Market will not be open Saturday due to the White River Water Carnival but it will be open Friday as usual, Alderman Matt McDonald announced.

GT recommendations sought

August 5, 2010 NEWARK — The Cedar Ridge School District is taking recommendations for students in grades 4-12 to participate in the Gifted and Talented Program, coordinator Carol Woods said.Selection criteria include not only a recommendation, but also teacher and parent rating scales, standardized mental ability and achievement test during the last four years, and an above average academic record as reflected by grades during the last four years.Other criteria considered are creativity, task commitment, need and how a student could benefit from the program, Woods said.

Sewer expansion eyed

August 5, 2010 SOUTHSIDE — The Southside Public Water Authority board will meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in the authority’s office at 1401 Batesville Blvd. to hear about the feasibility of expanding the sewer system into areas east and west of the existing system, said Manager John Richardson.Matt Dunn of Crist Engineers will report on the feasibility of the proposed project.Richardson will give July water and wastewater financial reports and a July system totals report.