Four-wheeler ride ends in drug arrest at jail

August 23, 2010 When Patrick F. Herrin, 46, took his mother’s four-wheeler for a ride on July 21, he had no idea how his day was going to turn out.A court affidavit, filed by Detective Brian Luetschwager with the Independence County Sheriff’s Office, says that Deputy Randy Sharp responded to a call of a woman’s four-wheeler being stolen by her son.

WRMC recognized for care

August 23, 2010 The Arkansas Foundation for Medical Care (AFMC) and the Arkansas Hospital Association (AHA) recently recognized White River Medical Center for initiatives by the hospital to provide quality patient care. The Innovator Award, presented by AFMC, recognizes hospitals that implement procedures to improve the overall health in their communities through partnerships with community organizations. WRMC was also recognized by the AHA for accomplishments associated with AHA’s Stop Blood Stream Infection (BSI) program.

Council to discuss fowl

August 23, 2010 The proposed pit bull ban will not be on the agenda for Tuesday’s Batesville City Council meeting — but fowl in the city limits and animal restraints/pens will be.The council will meet at 5:30 p.m. at city hall. All meetings are open to the public.City Clerk Denise Johnston said part of the new proposed ordinance would place a limit on fowl (chickens, etc.)At its regular Aug. 10 meeting, the council said it wanted to see the fowl portion of the ordinance separated from the section regarding the ban on all pitbulls and pitbull mixes.

Off the Beaten Path on display

August 23, 2010 The University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville is hosting a preview exhibition of works created by the artisans participating in this year’s Off the Beaten Path Studio Tour.Starting Monday and continuing through Sept. 14, selections by 17 of the more than 40 studio tour artists will be on view in the Roy Row, Sr., and Imogene Row Johns Library and Academic Building, which is located on the east side of UACCB. The exhibition includes paintings, photography, weavings, a hand- crafted broom and mixed media works incorporating clay, metal and wood.

Cedar Ridge nets funds

August 20, 2010 NEWARK — It all “clicked” for Cedar Ridge science teacher Tina Foster during a technology workshop last summer. That’s when she was introduced to interactive student-response pads or “clickers” — small, handheld devices that allow students to respond to questions asked verbally, on paper or on screen and allowing teachers to assess student comprehension, according to a news release.With the response pads, other students don’t know who isn’t answering or understanding, Foster said.

Ozarka named among Military Friendly Schools

August 20, 2010 MELBOURNE — G.I. Jobs announced the release of its 2011 list of Military Friendly Schools on Monday, and Ozarka College in Melbourne was named among the top 15 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools which are doing the most to embrace America’s veterans as students. Schools on the list range from state universities and private colleges to community colleges and trade schools. The common bond is their shared priority of recruiting students with military experience. A complete list can be found online at

Flower arranging demo slated

August 20, 2010 Yuko Hasegawa of Nagoya, Japan will give a flower arrangement demonstration at 2 p.m. Sept. 4 at Derby Lecture Hall. The event is part of Lyon College’s 2010-11 Japan Lecture Series.

Calico Rock Museum opens artisan co-op

August 20, 2010 CALICO ROCK — The Calico Rock Museum will host a grand opening of its Artisans Co-operative in the historic 1903 Rodman Building. All work is by local artisans and artists. Crafts include Cynthia Marentette’s macramé and spinning, Mike Dillard’s cedar trellises, Harvey’s hand thrown and fired pottery, Diane Siddon’s leather goods and crochet work, K & B Log bedroom furniture, Doris Fountain’s woodland Santas, Linda Caperton’s handmade candles, Robyn Jaggers’ handmade crafts, Dale Ivy’s crafts and April Showers homemade soap.

Kramer to celebrate 90th birthday

August 20, 2010 ROSIE — Manola Kramer will celebrate her 90th birthday with a reception from 2 to 4 p.m. Aug. 28 at Rosie Baptist Church Fellowship Hall.All friends and family are invited to attend.She requests no gifts.

Arkansas Lottery Commission OKs rules for machines

August 20, 2010 NORTH LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Lottery Commission approved rules Thursday for use of 100 vending machines in retail outlets, though opponents vowed to continue to try to have the machines declared illegal.Lottery players could find the machines in stores as soon as next month.