Warrant issued; felon pawns guns

October 22, 2010 Convicted of felony crimes in 2005, Michael L. Meaders, 25, of Batesville, is now being charged with yet another felony crime, being a in possession of firearms.In a court affidavit filed Tuesday, Independence County Sheriff’s Detective Jeff Sims said that while he was reviewing local pawn shop receipts recently he came across information that Meaders had pawned three guns at two different pawn shops within a week.“Pawn records show that on Aug. 8 Meaders pawned a Marlin .30-30 (rifle) at S & R Pawn and provided his signature as proof of identification,” Sims said.

Tree seed specialist to speak Sunday

October 22, 2010 ASH FLAT — Everyone is invited to the Sharp County Historical Society’s fall meeting at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Community Room of the First National Banking Co. in Ash Flat, according to a news release.The speaker will be Dr. Earl Belcher of Cave City, concerning the National Seed Laboratory.Belcher, a native of Whitman, Mass., who came to Arkansas in 1956 to marry a Cave City girl after two years in the Army where he was trained as a medic and a baker.

Teens charged with felony theft

October 22, 2010 Caught red-handed, two area teens are facing charges of felony breaking and entering/theft of property for taking several electronic items from a pickup truck owned by Jonathan Sharp.Independence County Sheriff’s Lt. Jimmy Smith said in a court affidavit the two, 19-year-old Trey Allen Warner of Locust Grove and Dustin James Johnson, 18, of Batesville, were arrested Monday after police were led to a residence where the items were recovered.

Warrant issued for sex offender

October 22, 2010 Failure to keep his home address updated with the Independence County Sheriff’s Office has garnered an arrest warrant for a Batesville man listed as a level three sex offender.In a court affidavit filed Thursday, Sheriff’s Detective Mike Mundy said Benjamin Lee Moses, 28, with a last known address on Coburn Lane, was out of compliance with laws relating to his sex offender status.Moses has been registered with the sheriff’s department since December 2009, according to Mundy.

Union Hill-Thida EHC

October 22, 2010 UNION HILL — Union Hill-Thida Extension Homemakers Club met Sept. 3 at Union Hill-Thida Volunteer Fire Department with four members present.The meeting was conducted by Lana Hightower, president.The club made plans for its annual fall yard sale, which was held Oct. 3. Members discussed the county fall council meeting, which is a potluck event held at the Extension office for all Independence County EH members. Six members attended the event on Oct. 8.The club met Oct. 12 at the fire department with eight members present.Hightower opened the meeting.

Mt. View homecoming set

October 22, 2010 CAVE CITY — Homecoming services will be held Sunday at Mount View Missionary Baptist Church, according to a news release. Everyone is invited. “The church was established in 1874 very near where it stands today, six miles east of Cave City just off Highway 230,” the release states. “Sunday school begins at 10 a.m. and worship at 10:45, followed by a potluck lunch and singing in the afternoon.” The pastor is Vance Penn with guest speaker Sidney McLeod.

Pageant seeks entries

October 22, 2010 HARRISON — The Miss North Central Arkansas and Outstanding Teen pageants will be Nov. 20 at Harrison High School. Young women ages 17-24 will compete in evening gown, swimsuit, talent and interview. The winner of this pageant will receive a scholarship along with many other prizes and will go on to compete at Miss Arkansas in Hot Springs next July.Girls ages 13-17 will compete in evening gown, fitness wear, talent and interview. The winner will compete at the Arkansas Outstanding Teen Pageant in June. Entry forms are available at missarkansas.org.

Sharp 4-H food drive begins

October 22, 2010 ASH FLAT — Sharp County 4-H Clubs have announced they are collecting non-perishable food items for the annual 4-H Food Drive, said 4-H Program Assistant Annie Lester of the Sharp County Extension Office.“All donations of non-perishable food items will be greatly appreciated and will be donated to local food pantries for the upcoming holidays,” Lester said. “You may drop off your items in the collection boxes located inside the Sharp County Courthouse in Ash Flat until November 12th.

Nature center offers workshop

October 22, 2010 JONESBORO — The Forrest L. Wood Crowley’s Ridge Nature Center in Jonesboro will host a “Becoming an Outdoor Woman Basics” series of outdoor skills workshops designed just for women.“Each workshop will teach tips that will make your Arkansas outdoor experience more rewarding and enjoyable,” said Lee Elkins, education specialist with the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission.The first workshop will be at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 4. Pre-registration is required. For more information, call (870) 933-6787.

All-natural retro holiday desserts inspire guilt-free second helpings

October 22, 2010 BOISE, IDAHO — If visions of Chocolate Peppermint Cream Puffs dance through your head, you will celebrate Truwhip’s all-natural recipes for retro holiday desserts that recall the joyful tastes of seasons past. This holiday season, families can get a head start on New Year’s resolutions for healthier eating with deliciously “retro-fitted” recipes that are 100 percent natural and 70 percent organic for wholesome holiday fare.