War Eagle Mill craft fair to open

October 1, 2010 ROGERS — War Eagle Mill will host its annual fall arts and crafts fair October 14-17. Each year the area sees an estimated 200,000 artists, craftsmen, collectors and enthusiasts over the course of four days. Considered the original crafts fair in northwest Arkansas, the event is comprised of three shows that have grown into one large extravaganza: War Eagle Fair, War Eagle Mill Crafts Fair and the Sharp Show.

Boater dies

October 1, 2010 POCAHONTAS (AP) — Randolph County authorities say a Missouri man has died in a boating accident on the Current River.Randolph County Sheriff Gary Tribble told The Jonesboro Sun that 75-year-old Howard Jackson of Doniphan died in the accident Tuesday. Tribble said deputies and Biggers Reyno firefighters were called about 2:30 p.m. Tuesday to the site near the Arkansas 328 East Bridge.Details were not released and Tribble said deputies and the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission are investigating.

Hitting police siren not so funny when man goes to jail for it

October 1, 2010 Punching the siren button on a police car may have seemed funny at the time, but Scott W. Ford, 36, of Batesville probably wasn’t laughing when he went to jail early Thursday morning.Independence County Deputy Darin Brewer said he and other deputies responded to a report of a fight in the parking lot of the Southside Country Club on Jones Drive just before 2 a.m. but didn’t find a fight.

Two injured in home invasion; teen charged

October 1, 2010 A home invasion on Sept. 24 that sent two people to the hospital and one man to jail have police still looking for answers and the whereabouts of others who might have been involved.On Sept. 24, Deputy Chris Little was sent to a Newark residence where several men had reportedly kicked in a door and beat up two men and left them bleeding from multiple wounds, according to a court affidavit filed by Detective Brian Luetschwager with the Independence County Sheriff’s Office.

Miele receives scholarship

October 1, 2010 Melissa Miele has been named the first recipient of the Citizens Bank Endowed Scholarship at the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville.Miele is active on campus and enjoys volunteering through Phi Theta Kappa and Circle K International. She serves as a UACCB ambassador and has been active in the Student Government Association.

Lotto comp time nixed

October 1, 2010 LITTLE ROCK (AP) — A policy that allowed salaried employees to take compensatory time for extra hours they put in during the lottery’s launch last year has been reversed, state lottery director Ernie Passailaigue told the lottery commission Thursday.The issue was a sore point at the commission’s meeting three weeks ago, when members of the panel complained they didn’t know in advance that Passailaigue enacted the policy. Two commissioners voted to fire Passailaigue then, but there was no move to oust the director Thursday.

CR Museum releases book for holidays

October 1, 2010 CALICO ROCK — With the holidays approaching, the Calico Rock Museum Foundation has released a new book written specifically for children. The new book, entitled “Boom! for Kids,” follows the highly successful photo book produced last Christmas. The children’s book tells the story of Calico Rock through historic photos and words. “This is a great gift for children. It has neat photographs and tells a wonderful story,” noted new grandmother Patty Conyers.

Show of Champs: Hillbilly association wins high point award

October 1, 2010 MELBOURNE — Seven horse show associations participated in the recent Show of Champions at the Izard County Fairgrounds at Melbourne, with the Hillbilly Horse Show Association winning the high point award, said reporter Nancy Orr.Individually,  K.K Birchfield was the high point junior and Ty Cornelius was the high point pony winner.

Board OKs buying van, metal buildings

October 1, 2010 NEWARK — The Cedar Ridge School Board voted to sell one of its old buses, buy an eight-passenger van and accept the bids of $14,000 and $15,920 for two metal buildings from Lacy’s Construction Company during its regular meeting on Sept. 21.The district will put a 1992 Bluebird 71-passenger bus up for sale, either at auction or as scrap metal, whichever brings the most money, but will not sell it for less than $500. A 2011 full-size, half-ton, eight-passenger Ford Econoline van will be purchased from the state contract vendor for an amount of $18,582.

Saint Louis quintet to perform at Lyon

October 1, 2010 Lyon College will host its annual Ashley-Lewis Concert with the Saint Louis Brass Quintet at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 8 in Bevens Music Room on the Lyon College campus.The Saint Louis Brass Quintet features Allan Dean and Ray Sasaki on trumpets; Thomas Bacon on horn; Melvyn Jernigan on trombone and Daniel Perantoni on tuba. The group plays everything from the works of today’s composers to the masterpieces of the baroque era, in addition to such lighter fare as Gershwin and Cole Porter.