UACCB awards Cave City graduates

June 17, 2010 The University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville has awarded the Academic Distinction Scholarship to five graduates of Cave City High School, announced Melissa Sisco, director of financial aid:• Shelby Elizabeth Alonzo of Sulphur Rock is the daughter of Elizabeth Alonzo. She plans to seek an associate of science degree and transfer. • Kendra Autum Demster is the daughter of Patty and Michael Demster. She plans to seek a degree in nursing.

Service news

June 17, 2010 NORFOLK, Va. — Coast Guard Reserve Seaman Recruit Adam J. Marchand, son of Christy M. and Sidney J. Marchand of Gamaliel, recently graduated from the U.S. Coast Guard Recruit Training Center in Cape May, N.J.During the eight-week training program, Marchand completed a vigorous training curriculum consisting of academics and practical instruction on water safety and survival, military customs and courtesies, seamanship skills, first aid, fire fighting and marksmanship. A major emphasis is also placed on physical fitness, health and wellness.

Ozarka to offer GED

June 17, 2010 MELBOURNE — The GED Test will be given at Ozarka College in Melbourne at 8:30 a.m. July 1 and 7 in Room 516 of the Wyth Duke Adult Education Building. The test will also be given at 9 a.m. at the following locations: • Ash Flat — Sharp County Courthouse Annex Courtroom, July 6 and 13;• Mammoth Spring — Simmons First National Bank, July 12 and 19;• Mountain View — Ozarka College, July 8 and 15;• Salem — Fulton County Courthouse, July 20.

Wildlife officer honored

June 17, 2010 LITTLE ROCK (AP) — State and law enforcement officials are honoring the Arkansas Game and Fish officer who’s credited with stopping a West Memphis police shootout that left two officers dead and two others wounded.Wildlife Officer Michael K. Neal was presented a half-dozen awards today for his role in the May 20 shootout that killed Sgt. Brandon Paudert and Officer Bill Evans.

Judge considers arguments

June 17, 2010 LITTLE ROCK (AP) — A federal judge is now considering whether to allow a lawsuit by the Green Party of Arkansas against the state to go to trial.U.S. District Judge Price Marshall took the case under advisement after a hearing Wednesday.The party contends state law makes it unconstitutionally difficult to get the party’s candidates on election ballots with Democrats and Republicans.

Coroner releases report on Ark. woman’s death

June 17, 2010 LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The first ambulance crew called to an unconscious woman who overdosed on pain pills in March in west Little Rock didn’t check vital signs or use a heart monitor, according to a report from the Pulaski County Coroner.A medical examiner’s report ruled that Pamela Harper’s death was a suicide, the result of an intentional overdose of the narcotic painkiller Darvocet and alcohol.But coroner Garland Camper’s report, released Tuesday, outlined mistakes made by senior members of two Metropolitan Emergency Medical Services ambulance crews.

Carnival Cruise drawing to benefit arts council

June 17, 2010 The Batesville Area Arts Council and Citizens Bank are sponsoring the giveaway of a Carnival Cruise for two by Travel Leaders/World Travel as part of the BAAC summer fundraising event to be held Monday night at Josie’s at the Lockhouse restaurant on the White River. This cruise  provides a choice of destinations and leaves from a variety of ports: Miami, Port Canaveral, Tampa or Jacksonville, Fla. or Mobile, Ala., New Orleans, La., Galveston, Texas or San Diego/ Long Beach, Calif.

Parkinson’s support group to meet

June 17, 2010 The White River Parkinson’s Disease Support Group will host a seminar on Parkinson’s disease at 6 p.m. Monday in Suite B of the Josephine Raye Rogers Center for Women and Imaging at White River Medical Center in Batesville.Dr. Wayne Lai, neurologist, will give an overview of the disease with a question-and-answer period to follow.Speech pathologist Sarah Poole will speak about problems with swallowing and speech for Parkinson’s patients.Joan Sellers, a local support group coordinator, will speak about the question “Why join a support group?”

Zoo to visit audubon society

June 17, 2010 FAIRFIELD BAY — The Little River Audubon Society in Fairfield Bay will get a visit from the Little Rock Zoo. The society will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Indian Hills Country Club, 337 Snead Drive, Fairfield Bay.There will be live creature members of the zoo available for a close-up one to one encounter to photograph, ask questions about and even touch. The program is free and open to the public.A Dutch treat dinner will begin at 5:30. There will also be a drawing for door prizes.

Vital Link offers class

June 17, 2010 The health care provider cardiopulmonary resuscitation class will be offered by Vital Link ambulance service from 6 to 10 p.m. Monday in the Alan Davis Conference Center, located at 1033 E.M.S. Drive in Batesville.The fee is $40.To register, call (870) 793-3351.