Retired teachers to meet

November 2, 2010 The Independence County Retired Teachers will meet at noon Monday at the First Community Bank George Rider Room.Members are asked to bring finger food. Jo Blatti will speak on “Recent Hispanic Migration to North Arkansas.” The meeting is open to all retired school employees.

Concert venue changes

November 2, 2010 The Lyon College Concert Chorale and Batesville Choral Society will perform excerpts from operas at a concert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday in Brown Chapel at Lyon College. Admission will be free and open to the public.The Opera Gala will feature soloists Megan Creech, Dr. Joel Plaag and Diana Turnbo. The venue has changed from First Presbyterian Church to the Brown Chapel since the college’s Guide to Cultural Events was published.The choirs will perform excerpts from Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas, Verdi’s La Traviata and Nabucco, Wagner’s Tannhäuser, and several other operas.

Cave City Kiwanis to meet

November 2, 2010 CAVE CITY — The Cave City Kiwanis will meet at 11:30 a.m. Thursday in the community room of Cave City Hall. Guest speaker Dr. Earl Belcher will share a story about a Yankee coming to Arkansas. The event is open to the public and the cost of lunch is $5. For reservations call Dettye Broughton at (870) 283-5593.

Lyon to host Honors Day

November 2, 2010 Students will have the chance to earn full scholarships in the months of November and December as Lyon College hosts its first Honors Day competition of the school year Saturday on campus.Open to students accepted at Lyon College and having either a 3.25 grade point average or better or an ACT composite score of 24 or better, Honors Day is a four-part competition that gives prospective students a chance to earn scholarship money including full tuition, room, board, fees and books. Participants are guaranteed an academic scholarship of no less than $6,500 per year.

Man faces multiple charges

November 2, 2010 WALNUT RIDGE — A Lawrence County man has confessed to burglary, breaking and entering and theft of property, sheriff’s investigator Capt. Jody Dotson said.Sheriff’s officers arrested Tyler Dwayne Jackson, 18, of College City on Friday, Dotson said.

Crash kills H-Bend woman

November 2, 2010 HORSESHOE BEND—Millicent Taylor, 30, of Wiseman was killed just before 7 p.m. Monday when her car ran off the road and struck a tree, according to Arkansas State Police Trooper Brandon Cook.Taylor was driving her 1995 Nissan south on Van Winkle Drive in Horseshoe Bend when she lost control and ran off the north side of the road before striking a tree.Cook said Taylor wasn’t wearing a seat belt at the time of the accident and that road and weather conditions were not an issue.Taylor’s body was taken to Eddie’s Family Funeral Home in Melbourne.

ADEQ schedules public hearing in Guion

November 2, 2010 LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) will hold a public meeting and hearing at 6 p.m. Nov. 18 at the old Guion school, 308 Second St. in Guion.The purpose of the meeting and hearing will be to discuss the draft construction permit for a tailings pond and a renewal permit for wastewater discharge for the Unimin Corporation.

Arrest made after tip

November 2, 2010 Acting on a tip, police went to an Anderson Loop residence recently looking for a stolen four-wheeler and found a stolen car as well, according to a court affidavit filed by Independence County Detective Robert Moser.“On Oct. 6, Deputy Gary Franks responded to 100 Chinn Springs Road in regards to a breaking or entering and theft of property,” Moser said.“Deputy Franks noted that a shop at that location had been entered and a red Honda 300 four-wheeler had been taken.”

Parade seeks entries

November 2, 2010 The 2010 Batesville Christmas Parade will be at 6 p.m. Dec. 4. This year’s theme is “Toyland Christmas.” Registration forms for float and parade participants are available at the Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce or online at The deadline to enter the parade is noon Dec. 1, and all floats to be judged must register before then. A judging number will be assigned upon return of the registration form. Forms may be submitted to or returned/mailed to the chamber located at 409 Vine St., Batesville, AR 72501.

St. Mary’s Catholic looking to next 100 years

November 2, 2010 Despite having had four different locations, St. Mary’s Catholic Church remains an important part of Batesville’s history after more than a century, member Bob Carius said. On Sunday the church, which held its first Mass on April 9, 1907, will celebrate its 100th anniversary at 5 p.m. in the church hall located at 3800 Harrison St. in Quail Valley. The celebration, which will include a brief presentation and light refreshments, is open to the public.