Electronics taken in burglary

November 16, 2010 A rarely used back door was the entry point to the Porter Street home of Nicolas Guzman and James Vepley Saturday night.The men said they left their residence around 6:30 p.m. and returned around 9:45 to find that someone had broken the glass on their back door to gain access to the door lock.Taken from separate bedrooms and near an entertainment area were a Sony PlayStation 3 and miscellaneous games, a Kenwood car CD player, a Concept car stereo amplifier, a Sentry lockbox, an unknown amount of body jewelry, and several packs of Pall Mall cigarettes, all valued at $1,378.

‘Nutcracker’ to be performed

November 16, 2010 The North Arkansas Dance Theatre will perform “The Nutcracker” at 7 p.m. Friday and 2:30 and 7 p.m. Saturday at the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville’s Independence Hall.NADT is adding to its first five years’ performances with the addition of a life-size Jack in the Box danced by Maggie Hance, a sophomore at Lyon College and an instructor at the NADT Dance Academy, formerly the Batesville Ballet, Etc.

Quarry Road closed this week

November 16, 2010 HARDY — Quarry Road located off Highway 63 near Hardy will be closed this week while workers replace a bridge, according to Sharp County Judge Larry Brown’s office. Work should be completed by Thursday, weather permitting, officials said. For more information call (870) 994-7338.

Rotary conducting Super Stocking Stuffer raffle

November 16, 2010 The Batesville Rotary Club is currently selling tickets for its Super Stocking Stuffer Raffle, with all proceeds going to support the club’s college scholarships and charitable giving. The grand prize for the drawing, which will be Dec. 20, will be $1,500 in Visa gift cards. Two, second place winners will each receive a $500 Visa gift card. The prizes were made possible by Citizens Bank, First Community Bank, First National Banking Company, First Southern Bank and Merchants and Planters Bank.

Eagle Mountain hopes to break record in cup-stacking

November 16, 2010 Eagle Mountain Magnet Elementary will try to set a new Guinness world record for having the most people cup-stacking at multiple locations in one day. The event is open to students, staff, families and the public, starting at 7:25 a.m. Thursday at the Eagle Mountain gym, coach Susan Parker said. “Last year we joined 276,053 stackers from all 50 states: Germany, Japan, Egypt, Australia, Columbia, Singapore and the United Kingdom to set a new record. The goal this year is 300,000 stackers,” she said. 

Hydro panel to meet

November 16, 2010 The Independence County Hydro Electric Committee will meet at 5: 30 p.m. Thursday in the juvenile courtroom on the second floor of the Independence County Library at Third and Main streets in Batesville.No agenda has been listed for the meeting, which is open to the public.

Cave City Kiwanis to hear about oxen

November 16, 2010 CAVE CITY — The Cave City Kiwanis will meet at noon on Thursday. Larry Barnett will speak about raising and training oxen. The meeting is open to the public. To reserve a seat call (870) 283-5593.

BPA Awards

November 16, 2010 The Batesville Preservation Association has announced its 2010 awards for preservation and restoration. For the first time in its 30-year history, the association has made the majority of its annual awards to downtown commercial property owners, Awards Committee chairman Terrell Tebbetts said. A Special Recognition Award went to Independence County for its restoration of the windows in the White River Regional Library.

Youth ranches, Methodist align

November 16, 2010 Two organizations that share a mission of helping children have joined forces to better serve Arkansas’ neglected and abused children.The Arkansas Sheriff’s Youth Ranches and Methodist Family Health on Monday jointly announced a venture to expand an alliance aimed at providing quality therapeutic and residential care for neglected, abandoned and abused youth. Ranch CEO Mike Cumnock said the alliance is based upon the need for a continuum of care for at-risk children and will expand on outpatient service delivery.

State park to present Ozark Christmas Feast

November 16, 2010 MOUNTAIN VIEW — Ozark Folk Center State Park in Mountain View will host its Ozark Christmas Feast Dec. 10 at the Skillet Restaurant. This evening of music and food will start with a reception at 5:30. The string band Sylamore Crossing will entertain during the Wassail Bowl reception and after dinner for a bit of dancing. Tickets to the feast are $30 and can be purchased at the Skillet or at the Cabins at Dry Creek or by calling (870) 269-3851. Reservations are required and the reservation deadline is 5 p.m. Dec. 3.