Anderson wins trip

May 11, 2010 NEWTON, Iowa — Amy Beth Anderson of Batesville recently earned an all expenses paid vacation to Scottsdale, Ariz., as a winner of The Vernon Company’s annual Circle of Excellence sales incentive contest. Anderson was awarded the six-day, five-night company-sponsored trip for two for exceeding sales objectives for the 2009 sales year.

80 students to receive diplomas from Cave City

May 11, 2010 CAVE CITY — Cave City High School will have its graduation at 7 p.m. Saturday at Cave City High School Gymnasium. Eighty students will graduate. Valedictorian is Randi Miller. Her memberships include Skills USA two years, Caveman TV, Future Business Leaders of America four years, yearbook two years, Family, Career and Community Leaders of America three years, Future Farmers of America, varsity softball three years and varsity tennis three years. She has been Senior Beta Club vice-president for four years.

Ozarka AAT graduates achieve success at Tech

May 11, 2010 Melbourne — Nine graduates of Ozarka College’s Associate of Arts in Teaching program have successfully completed their student teaching experience during the Spring 2010 semester as part of their curriculum to graduate from Arkansas Tech University with their bachelor degrees in education. Ozarka began an AAT program in 2002. Arkansas Tech agreed to deliver the upper level courses online, allowing students to stay in this area to obtain a four-year degree.

‘Undercover’ man jailed for stealing from speedway

May 11, 2010 A blanket wasn’t enough to hide a wanted man lying in bed Monday morning, but it didn’t stop him from trying anyway. Jessan Aaron Taylor, 21, of Griffin Road, Batesville, was already being hunted by the law on charges of felony theft by receiving and being a felon in possession of a gun, but is now facing charges of commercial burglary, theft of property and criminal mischief. These latest charges stem from an incident Sunday night at the Batesville Motor Speedway at Locust Grove.

Prayer shawl group to meet

May 11, 2010 BETHESDA — The prayer shawl knitting/crotcheting group meets at 6 p.m. every Thursday 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.

Cemetery cleanup planned for Memorial Day service

May 11, 2010 GUION — Reeves Pine Grove Cemetery on Highway 58 West (Guion Road) will hold its annual work day at 8 a.m. May 22. In case of rain, the work day will be May 29. Anyone who has family members buried in the cemetery are asked to come and help with the cleanup of the grounds and building. The annual Memorial Day service will be May 30. Morning worship will be at 11 a.m. followed by a potluck on the grounds. Billy Brooks will be the speaker. The Hannahs, a Southern gospel group from Searcy, will sing during the afternoon service.

HWY 7 Band to perform

May 11, 2010 Jubilee Family Church will host a gospel concert by Hwy 7 Band from Russellville at 5 p.m. Sunday. The church is located at 45 Thunderbird St., about two miles east of the Batesville Walmart. For more information on the event, call Tony Hammack, pastor, at (870) 793-9124.

Compassionate Friends to meet

May 11, 2010 The Compassionate Friends, North Central Arkansas chapter, will meet at 7 tonight at the Citizens Bank Annex, 285 College Ave., Batesville. The Compassionate Friends is a national nonprofit, self-help support organization for bereaved parents, grandparents and siblings. There is no religious affiliation and no membership dues or fees. The mission of The Compassionate Friends is to assist families in their grief following the death of a child of any age and to provide information to help others be supportive.

Batesville board calls meeting

May 11, 2010 The Batesville School Board will meet at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Vital Link board room to discuss personnel. No action will be taken, Superintendent Ted Hall said. Meetings are open to the public.

Council has light agenda

May 11, 2010 OIL TROUGH — The Oil Trough City Council will meet at 7 tonight for a routine monthly business session, Recorder-treasurer Amy Goyne said. The aldermen will review current bills and hear departmental reports.