Shooting reported

April 19, 2010 Shot.That was how Independence County officers found 25-year-old Jessie Schumaker Friday afternoon when they were dispatched to Riverside Park.According to Independence County Sheriff Alan Cockrill, officers found Schumaker lying on the ground beside a gray pickup truck.The accident occurred when Schumaker was attempting to take the slide off a 9mm gun to show 21-year-old Derek Mobley of Batesville and the bullet entered Schumaker’s left leg.Cockrill said Mobley called 911 to report the accident.

Alderman charged with rape resigns

April 19, 2010 SALEM — A Cherokee Village alderman arrested Wednesday for an alleged rape resigned from the city council that day, Mayor Lloyd Hefley said.The remaining council members will appoint a replacement to the Ward 2, Position 1 seat, but this morning Hefley was unsure when that will be done.“The next meeting is the first Wednesday of next month,” Hefley said. “We will at least discuss it then.” The council meets at 6:30 p.m. in the city hall.

Saturday event set

April 19, 2010 SOUTHSIDE — The March of Dimes annual March for Babies, formerly WalkAmerica, will be Saturday at the Southside High School track.Registration begins at 9 a.m., while the walk begins at 10, March of Dimes community director Sherry Lamb said. To avoid long lines on March for Babies morning, “Bank Day” will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on April 22 at Regions Bank on Main Street in Batesville. Teams can turn in their donations and pick up incentives they have earned.


April 19, 2010 With the stolen money tucked safely away and no one chasing them, the two men who had allegedly just stolen money from the Desha Flash Market “whipped” under the White River Bridge.Across the river, it was around 2:35 a.m. as Cpl. Patrick Collins and Deputy Randy Jones watched and waited.Knowing that was suspicious activity at that hour of the morning, they waited a few additional minutes and then drove over to see what was going on.When they arrived they found one of the men changing clothes and a clip for a 9mm on the hood.

Man shot on ASU campus

April 16, 2010 JONESBORO (AP) — Police at Arkansas State University say a student has been shot in his apartment on campus, and is hospitalized in critical condition.Officials say a 911 caller notified authorities of the shooting at 12:52 a.m. today.Officers who responded to the call found 24-year-old Michael Gilmore, a senior from Helena-West Helena, suffering from a gunshot wound.University Police Department Chief Jim Chapman said Gilmore does not appear to have been the victim of a random shooting.

Johnson joins Stone County clinic

April 16, 2010 Mountain View — The Stone County Primary Care Clinic announces the association of Dr. Dwight Johnson, family practice. Johnson will start the practice April 22.“We are pleased to welcome Dr. Johnson to Mountain View,” said Renie Taylor, Stone County administrator/chief operating officer. “His character and experience will add to the quality of primary medical care that the patients receive.”

Professor discusses using, preserving national forests

April 16, 2010 “Multiple use, sustained yield” are the legal directives given to the administrators of our national forests (Forest Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture) in the United States. The idea is that national forests are just that: Forests that belong to and can be used by every citizen in the United States. The uses can be many and by law include logging, watershed protection and improvement, mining, wildlife and fisheries preservation, livestock grazing and outdoor recreation.

Hunter, Drake win tourney

April 16, 2010 CAVE CITY ­— Tracy Hunter and Shawn Drake weighed in five bass totaling 12.55 pounds to win Saturday’s Cave City Bass Club tournament on Lake Norfork, tournament director Ron Watkins said.Keith Lawrence and Jacob Lawrence placed second with 10.15 pounds and Shawn Walker and James Turner teamed for 10.05 pounds and third place. Walker and Turner also weighed in the biggest bass of the day, which weighed 3.10 pounds.Twenty-two anglers in 12 boats competed.The next tournament will be from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Bull Shoals Lake, out of Lakeview Ramp.

Ozark Riverfest planned at Calico

April 16, 2010 Calico Rock — The first ever Ozark Riverfest is planned for April 23-24 in Calico Rock’s King ParkAll area organizations, churches and groups may participate by having a booth with a game such as a duck pond, dunking booth, petting zoo, cake walk, etc. or just a table with information. The fee for commercial vendors is $15. Forms are at the chamber office and online at Electricity is not available for booths.

Local Airmen Graduate

April 16, 2010 SAN ANTOINO — Air Force Airman T’Ray K. Rutledge graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio.The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills.Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science through the Community College of the Air Force.The son of Philip and Stacy Rutledge of Floral, Rutledge is a 2009 graduate of Southside High School.———