Wilson graduates from course

November 24, 2010 Jesse James Wilson of the Independence County Sheriff’s Office was one of 41 officers who successfully completed Basic Police Training Course 2010-B at the Black River Technical College Law Enforcement Training Academy in Pocahontas.

Sharp, Izard counties’ runoff results: Bart Schulz wins runoff, Horseshoe Bend mayor keeps seat

November 24, 2010 ASH FLAT — Independent candidate Bart Schulz won the Sharp County Justice of the Peace District 7 seat in Tuesday’s runoff election, according to unofficial totals from the county clerk’s office.Schulz pulled 260 votes to 114 for Republican Dave Dougherty.The runoff was set up during the general election when Schulz got 194 votes, Dougherty 175, Democrat David Croft 145, independent Jimmie Don Kunkel 97, independent Joe Adam 34 and independent Marvin Cossey 16.

Elderly woman’s life threatened during robbery

November 24, 2010 A west Batesville woman said she had her life threatened when two armed men invaded her home and robbed her and her husband around midnight Tuesday.Martha Fulbright, 73, and J.B. Fulbright, 83, of 1490 Davis Lane told police two men, one wielding a knife with a 4-5 inch blade, entered the home and took a TV set and an undisclosed amount of money.Following a 911 call, Independence County Deputy Michael Thatch said he spoke with the couple at nearby Westside Laundry Mat while other officers searched their home and the surrounding neighborhood for the invaders.

Cooking is elementary

November 24, 2010 MOUNT PLEASANT — Students in Amanda Bledsoe and Rebecca Duckett’s first-grade classes at Mount Pleasant Elementary share with the Batesville Daily Guard, in their own words, instructions how to cook a turkey this Thanksgiving holiday. Kelsie — You will need an oven, a pan, and a turkey. Cook the turkey for a little while. Cut it up. Eat it. Evan — You will need a stove, a pan, a cutting knife, and a turkey. Put the turkey in the pan. Put the pan in the stove. Get it out and cut it up. Eat it.

City eyes abolishing agreement

November 24, 2010 Is it time for the city to have its own police force?That’s a question the Batesville City Council will be delving into, after Tuesday night’s meeting, which lasted all of 10 minutes.The interlocal agreement between the city and county was entered into on July 31, 1981.The police force was not on the council’s short agenda but instead was brought up under the “council comments.”

Plastic-covered car window results in drug arrest

November 23, 2010 A traffic stop for a rear window covered in plastic landed a Batesville man in jail on drug charges Friday morning.Independence County Deputy Ernie Gillihan said while he was stopped at the intersection of White Drive and East Main Street around 10 a.m. he noticed an Isuzu truck with several sheets of plastic serving as a back glass.Gillihan said he stopped the truck in a nearby parking lot and the driver, Edward Allen Buie, 45, got out of the truck.

Ozarka approved for continued accreditation

November 23, 2010 MELBOURNE — Ozarka College has been recommend for continued accreditation through 2020 by a visiting team of the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. The recommendation was announced Nov. 17 at an open forum debrief to all employees in Melbourne.An evaluation team of higher education professionals assembled by the HLC from institutions similar to Ozarka visited the college Nov. 15-17 and announced their recommendations to faculty, staff and administration Wednesday morning prior to their departure.


November 23, 2010 The incorrect date was published last week for Tuckerman High School Alumni Association banquet. The event will be at 6 p.m. this Saturday in the high school cafeteria. For more information call Ruth Jones at (870) 349-5133.

All 3 Ozarka sites to hold Egyptian International Day

November 23, 2010 MELBOURNE — The Ozarka College Diversity Committee will be hosting International Day focusing on the country of Egypt next week. The event is free and open to Ozarka students, faculty and staff.International Day will take place from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Ozarka as follows:• Nov. 30 — at Mountain View in the lobby and hallway area;• Dec. 1 — at Melbourne in the Administration Building;• Dec. 2 — at Ash Flat in the Student Center.International Day has become a popular event at Ozarka, according to Diversity Committee member Judy Cannady.

Garden Party of Izard County

November 23, 2010 MELBOURNE — The Garden Party of Izard County met Nov. 13 at the historical Knob Creek Church, outside of Melbourne. Michelle Cooper hosted an old-fashioned Thanksgiving luncheon, and everyone brought a covered dish from the past to share. Special guests were state Rep. Eddie Cooper, Jody Kiefer, Marge Cooper, Katie and Molly Cooper. The club’s next meeting will be Dec. 11 at Anglers Restaurant in Sylamore. Those interested in joining are welcome to attend the meeting or call Trish Nelson at (870) 368-7622 or e-mail tn4re@centurytel.net.