Rascals Diner has ’50s appeal

September 29, 2010 ASH FLAT — For two months Victor Dunn told no one but wife Laurie where he was going or what he was doing when he left his shift at the Ash Flat Price Chopper almost every afternoon at 4.Yet, if you had told him that he would be the owner of his own restaurant a year ago he would have said you were crazy. “I’ve never wanted a restaurant in all my life,” Dunn said, adding with a laugh, “but there’s things you say when you’re young that come back to you when you’re older.”

Ladies Night Out slated for Tuesday

September 29, 2010 “Small Steps to Big Change” will be the theme of this year’s Ladies Night Out, set for Tuesday.Featuring guest speaker Yalanda Young, former KAIT8 news anchor, current pre-health professional recruiter and native of Cord, Ladies Night Out will be held from 5:30-8 p.m. at the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville’s Independence Hall. The 18th annual event is a free, fun and informative event that provides important health information and free screenings to women in the community, according to a news release.

Pioneer junior varsity moves to 4-0

September 28, 2010 Tailback Phillip Archuleta scored three touchdowns as the Batesville Pioneers defeated the Nettleton Raiders 34-0 in a high school junior varsity football game Monday night at Pioneer Stadium.Archuleta scored on runs of 15, 12 and 3 yards in the first half. Fullback Hunter Vinson added on an 8-yard TD run as Batesville raced out to a 27-0 halftime lead.A 30-yard, Jacob Hardin-to-Jared May TD pass, and Mario Garcia’s point-after kick finished off the scoring. Garcia hit four of five PAT kicks.

BHS wins, Cave City falls in high school tennis action

September 28, 2010 Batesville collected high school tennis victories in Beebe while Cave City was falling at home to Mountain View on Monday afternoon.The matches in White County pitted fellow 5A-East District teams.Here are the results:GirlsBatesville 4, Beebe 2Singles: Stephanie Pollnow (BB) defeated Tayler Daniels 6-3; Emily Pham (B) defeated Cameron Mason 6-3; Lane Maddox (BB) defeated Chaney James 7-6 (11-9)

Dunn seeks to pin slaying on Jones

September 28, 2010 RUSSELLVILLE (AP) — A man accused in the 2005 slaying of a beauty queen in Russellville says in court papers that another man committed the killing and used a TV show to devise his method.A jury deadlocked in May when Gary Dunn was tried for the murder of Arkansas Tech student Nona Dirksmeyer. A second trial for Dunn is scheduled for January. Dirksmeyer’s boyfriend Kevin Jones was acquitted of the slaying in 2007.

West Baptist adds new staff members

September 28, 2010 West Baptist Church announces the addition of two new staff members, Ed and Debbie Adcock, formerly of Grand Prairie, Texas.Ed will serve as minister of music. He has been in the ministry for 33 years in churches in Arkansas, Louisiana and Texas. A 1980 graduate of Ouachita Baptist University in Arkadelphia, and a 1989 graduate of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas, Adcock will be responsible for the churches musical programs, which include the Adult Choir, Orchestra, Hand Bell Choir and for music presented in the weekly church services.

Bethesda EHC

September 28, 2010 BETHESDA — The monthly meeting of the Bethesda Extension Homemaker Club was held on Sept. 21 at Bethesda Fire Station.Ten members and one guest responded to the question, “What is your favorite kind of hat?” Most of the answers were a cowboy or cowgirl hat. However, others included, a ball cap, a sunvisor, a fedora and a cloche.The meeting began with recitation of the American flag pledge and the homemakers’ creed, followed by the song “Singing in the Rain.”

UDC Albert Sidney Johnston Chapter

September 28, 2010 The Albert Sidney Johnston Chapter #135, United Daughters of the Confederacy, recently held its September meeting, beginning with a Dutch treat luncheon at the Batesville Country Club. President Dora Kate Lee called the meeting to order, welcomed members and prospective member, Bobbie Barnett, then led the pledges and UDC Ritual.A memorial program was presented by chaplain Ernestine Boyce in memory of Nell Rodgers who recently died, and Madge Stephens, who died earlier in the year.

‘Great Arkansas Treasure Hunt’ to air on AETN Oct. 5

September 28, 2010 CONWAY — Each year, millions of dollars in unclaimed property are turned over to the state by businesses that cannot locate the owners. “The Great Arkansas Treasure Hunt,” airing at 7 p.m. Oct. 5 and at 4 p.m. Oct. 9 on the Arkansas Educational Television Network, will attempt to reunite people with their lost property.Host John Lee and the Auditor of State’s Office will tell viewers how to claim items online.

Beginning Steps to meet

September 28, 2010 Beginning Steps, a free program provided by the Batesville School District to support parents of newborn babies, will meet at 1 p.m. on Friday in Conference Room A of the Josephine Raye Rogers Center for Women and Imaging at White River Medical Center. All parents and their newborns up to age 6 weeks are welcome. Attendees will receive a free baby gift. For more information call (870) 793-0627.