Fall festivals scheduled

October 26, 2010 The communities of Charlotte and Sulphur Rock will have fall festivals Saturday.At Charlotte, the event will be at the Cord-Charlotte campus of Cedar Ridge School District with a pageant at 4 p.m., games from 5 to 7, a pumpkin carving contest, raffles and a meal of chili or soup, crackers, Fritos and a drink for $5.Game  are 50 cents each. Those attending are encouraged to wear their Halloween costumes.

Council to discuss animals

October 26, 2010 The Batesville City Council will hear the second readings of a series animal ordinances when it meets at 5:30 tonight at city hall. In other business, Paula Grimes will discuss a grant for Main Street Batesville, and Steve Carpenter will discuss an addition at Josie’s at the Lockhouse. The agenda also includes a public hearing to consider placing liens on certain properties, a report from Public Works Engineer Damon Johnson and comments from Mayor Rick Elumbaugh.All meetings are open to the public, and any citizen may address the council with comments or concerns.

Lottery tickets stolen

October 26, 2010 WALNUT RIDGE — A Powhatan woman was arrested Friday for stealing lottery tickets from a business near Lynn, said Capt. Jody Dotson of the Lawrence County Sheriff’s Department.On October 22, 2010 the Lawrence County Sheriff’s officers, the Arkansas State Police and Arkansas Lottery Security Specialist members arrested Jackie Hare, 38, for theft of property, Dotson said.

Arkansas G&FC drops proposal

October 26, 2010 LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission voted Monday to drop a proposal to amend its public information policies that drew fire from Gov. Mike Beebe and Attorney General Dustin McDaniel.Commission member Emon Mahony of El Dorado said the commission took the action at a special meeting called to consider the matter. He said the proposal was dropped “out of respect for the governor and the attorney general.”“We basically tabled the matter indefinitely — terminated our discussion of it,” Mahony said. “It’s gone.”

Circus carny charged in stabbing

October 26, 2010 NEWPORT — A circus worker has been charged in the stabbing of a 29-year-old Newport man, said Lt. Patrick Weatherford, criminal investigator for the Newport Police Department.Weatherford said that about 12:20 a.m. Sunday, officers were dispatched to Harris Hospital in reference to someone there who had been stabbed.The victim, Demone Overland, had a single stab wound to the abdomen, Weatherford said.

Free flu clinic set for Friday

October 26, 2010 The mass flu clinic in Independence County won’t be a drive-through this year as in years past, but the vaccine is still free.The event will be from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday at the county health department in Moorefield.The flu clinic will be walk-in this year, meaning attendees will be going inside the office to get their shots. However, “if people cannot get out of their car, they can send someone in and we will have a nurse come out to them,” said Sonia Nix, administrator at the health unit.

Travel program to honor Tebbetts

October 26, 2010 On a warm and sunny fall day, with leaves showering down on the gathering in Couch Garden, Lyon College held its Founders’ Day Convocation on Saturday, marking the 138th anniversary of the founding of the college.In his introduction, Lyon President Dr. Donald Weatherman had a surprise for the keynote speaker, Dr. Terrell Tebbetts, the Martha Heasley Cox Chair in American Literature. Dr. Weatherman announced the creation of the Terrell Tebbetts Endowment for Domestic Student Travel to commemorate Tebbetts’ 40th anniversary as a Lyon faculty member.

Family honored at Lyon Gala event

October 26, 2010 Lyon College said “thank you” to Dr. and Mrs. Frank Lyon, Jr., and their family at a “Lyonhearted Gala” Friday night in Becknell Center.The Lyon family was honored for its longtime support of the college over two generations. The college, founded as Arkansas College in 1872, was renamed Lyon College in 1994 in honor of Dr. Lyon’s parents, Dr. and Mrs. Frank Lyon Sr.Raymond LaCroix Jr., chairman of the Lyon Board of Trustees, announced that the board had met the day before and approved a resolution naming Dr. Lyon chair emeritus and an honorary trustee.

Medicare enrollment fairs to start Nov. 16

October 26, 2010 Medicare beneficiaries will have an opportunity to sign up for a Medicare prescription drug plan from Nov. 15 through Dec. 31, the open enrollment period for all beneficiaries. There are more than 50 Medicare prescription drug plans available in Arkansas for 2010-11.

Dutch oven class offered

October 26, 2010 JACKSONPORT — Due to the popular demand, Jacksonport State Park will host a third Dutch Oven Workshop from 9:30 am to noon Saturday in the picnic area. Park interpreters will discuss methods on how to use and maintain a Dutch oven while cooking chicken and dumplings, buttermilk biscuits and for dessert peach cobbler.