Church to hold youth revival

July 12, 2010 PLEASANT PLAINS — Union Grove Missionary Baptist Church, located at 110 Union Grove Road in Pleasant Plains, will host a youth revival from 4 to 9 p.m. Saturday.The event will include games, fellowship and worship. Entertainment will be provided by the Robert Hutchinson family and the Mount Pleasant youth group. Skits will be performed by the Floral Baptist youth group.The event is open to youth of all ages and young adults.For more information call (501) 345-2804.

Prayer shawl group to meet

July 12, 2010 BETHESDA — The prayer shawl knitting/crotcheting group meets every Thursday at 6 p.m. 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.

Dog dip, bath scheduled

July 12, 2010 The Humane Society of Independence County will hold its next dog dip/bath of the year from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the shelter, 5 Environmental Drive, Batesville.The humane society is asking for $6 donation for a bath, $6 for a dip or both for $10.“Our dog dip/wash last month was a tremendous success,” said Sue Augustus, volunteer. “We really appreciate the support of the community, and especially the effort they take to protect their dogs from fleas and ticks by having them dipped. The first part of the summer has been pretty bad with fleas and ticks.”

Dog walkers needed

July 12, 2010 The Humane Society of Independence County’s Dog Walking Club meets every Wednesday at 9 a.m. at the Batesville North Complex and is seeking volunteers to help walk a shelter dog. Call Lynn Makarick at (870) 251-4145 or Sue Augustus (870) 307-5305 for more details or “to just let them know you’ll be there so they can bring the perfect dog for you,” according to a news release.

Pageant deadline is Tuesday

July 12, 2010 The deadline to enter the Independence County Fair pageants and talent show is Tuesday. Pam Lloyd and Madeline Southerland will be at the fairgrounds (in the entertainment building) all day on Tuesday to take applications. All pageant applicants must live in Independence County. The fee is $20, plus $10 for photogenic (optional).For more information, call Southerland at (870) 834-3338 or Lloyd at (870) 612-4446.

SWAT brings in absconder

July 12, 2010 Wanted for failing to appear in court on an attempted murder charge, an Osceola man surrendered peacefully to local authorities Saturday night after a SWAT team and members of the Arkansas State Police surrounded a home where he was staying.Independence County Sheriff Alan Cockrill said his department got word around 7:30 p.m. that Bobby Joe Cobb, 31, was at a Pleasant Plains residence and was wanted in Sharp County.

Spinning, hand jivin’ woman busted for drugs

July 9, 2010 Refusing to speak to police while making hand gestures and spinning around in a neighbor’s yard, a Hidden Valley Drive woman was arrested for public intoxication and trespassing Wednesday morning.Deputy Michael Thatch was called to the Lavonna Strother residence on Bayou Street in west Batesville around 9:30 a.m. in regards to a strange woman who wouldn’t leave her yard.Thatch said when he arrived he found the woman, later identified as Rebecca D. Schultz, 30, standing next to the house, refusing to talk to him.

ASU library receives gift from John Robert Starr family

July 9, 2010 JONESBORO — The Dean B. Ellis Library on the Arkansas State University campus at Jonesboro has received a major historical gift to its Department of Archives and Special Collections, said Dr. Brady Banta, ASU archivist.The family of renowned Arkansas journalist John Robert Starr has donated its entire collection of his career and literary papers to Arkansas State University.

Beebe appoints Fred Brown to commission

July 9, 2010 LITTLE ROCK — Governor Mike Beebe has named Fred Brown of Corning as the newest commissioner of the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission.“Freddie has always been a level-headed man who understands the interests of the everyday sportsman,” Beebe said. “He has lengthy experience as both a fisherman and a conservationist, and will honorably serve Northeast Arkansas on the Commission.”