Three arrested for break-ins

July 6, 2010 WALNUT RIDGE — Three people were arrested Friday in Lawrence County as the result of a rash of automobile break-ins, Sheriff’s Capt. Jody Dotson said.Arrested for theft of property, breaking and entering, criminal mischief and criminal trespassing were Justin Byrd, 22, Joshua Morris, 22, and Aaron Benson, 21, all of Minturn.“The arrests came after a Minturn resident reported that her car had been broken into and several items were missing earlier that morning,” Dotson said. “Access was gained by breaking out a window on the vehicle.

Programs scheduled

July 6, 2010 MOUNTAIN VIEW — Blanchard Springs Caverns offers summer interpretive activities at the Blanchard Springs Recreation Area with different topics highlighted each week, according to a news release.Activities include outdoor amphitheater programs presented at 8:30 p.m. on Wednesdays and Fridays, day and/or night programs on Thursdays, and guided walks at 9:30 a.m. on Saturdays. Most programs are held at or near the amphitheater, located near the picnic area at the base of Sandfield Bluff. This week’s topic is trees, and programs are:

GAP schedules meeting

July 6, 2010 The Batesville School District’s Grandparents As Parents meeting will be held at noon Thursday at the Batesville Early Learning & Enrichment Center.Lunch will be served and guest speaker will be Nikki Penn. “If you are a relative caring for a child we invite you to join us,” said Lorrie McClure, with the Batesville Parents As Teachers program. The center is located at 1900 Lyon St.

Burn ban ordered in Newark

July 6, 2010 NEWARK — A ban on burning is in effect in Newark, Fire Chief James Langston said this morning.The ban will remain in effect until significant rainfall occurs.

Council has light agenda

July 6, 2010 The Batesville City Council has changed its regular meeting 5:30 tonight at city hall, instead of the second Tuesday. The agenda includes the second reading of an ordinance to amend the city zoning code, recognition of the Larry Shaw family, 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.

Magness reschedules meeting

July 6, 2010 MAGNESS — The Magness town council’s regular meeting scheduled for tonight has been postponed, recorder/treasurer Teresa Goings said. The meeting, which is open to the public, has been rescheduled for 6:30 p.m. July 15 at Magness City Hall.

Two die in deer-car mishap

July 6, 2010 HIGHLAND — A young Hardy couple died early Sunday when their vehicle struck a deer, then overturned, throwing them from the car, Highland Police Dept. Patrolman Brian Buchanan said.Randall Shane Cowan, 20, was driving a 1998 Pontiac Sunfire west on state Highway 62/412 when the driver attempted to dodge a deer but struck the deer; the driver then lost control of the vehicle, which traveled into a ditch and overturned several times, ejecting Cowan and his passenger, 18-year-old Jessica Draper. Neither was wearing a seatbelt.Cowan and Draper lived at the same Hardy address.

UACCB to host gospel, bluegrass concert

July 6, 2010 A Southern gospel and bluegrass gospel music concert will be held at 5 p.m. Saturday at the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville.Performing will be the Arkansas Edition, the Representatives Quartet and Jay and Johnny Parrack. Jay Parrack is a former tenor for Gold City, and Johnny Parrack is a former tenor for the Kingsmen. Both have previously been voted Tenor of the Year by the Singing News Fan Awards.Admission is free. Donations will be taken.For more information call Bryan Wilson at (501) 412-6002.

JPs have busy agenda

July 6, 2010 MELBOURNE — The Izard County Quorum Court will have a large agenda when it meets at 6 tonight.Under new business the court will:• discuss appropriating funds to the drug court and hear from Randall Lovelace regarding the drug court building;• consider air conditioning for the upstairs offices;• have a representative from Mack-Reynolds Appraisal Co.;• discuss a letter from Ann Moser concerning the constriction of an addition to the senior center;• hear from Terry Gray from Arkansas Department of Emergency Management;

Fort Polk soldier from Ark. dies in crash

July 6, 2010 NATCHITOCHES, La. (AP) — A Fort Polk soldier from Arkansas has died in a crash in Natchitoches Parish.State police said 19-year-old Allen Yancey of Bald Knob was driving an SUV east on Louisiana Highway 120 Friday when he ran off the right side of the road in a curve.Troopers said Yancey entered the ditch, overcorrected and rolled over, with the vehicle coming to rest on its passenger side.Troopers tell The American Press that Yancey wasn’t wearing a seat belt and was partially ejected from the vehicle. He was pronounced dead at the scene.