Bethesda Day is Saturday

June 11, 2010 The Bethesda Community Center will host the annual Bethesda Day on Saturday. This year’s theme is “Sweet Home Bethesda.” Bethesda Day activities begin with the grand parade at 10 a.m. All parade entries need to be at the Bethesda Methodist Church by 9:30 a.m. for line up. This year, Jack and his handler, Ken Callaway, will be Grand Marshal, and Ricky and Cheyenne Ingram will be Mr. and Mrs. Bethesda. The Bethesda Community Center is sponsoring the $25 and $10 cash prizes for the two best floats.

Father honored

June 11, 2010 Just as Frank Kallsnick attached lollipops and bubble gum to his milk products so that people would buy them, his daughter Vickie Moser is tying purple ribbons to all the company trucks to commemorate the annual Relay for Life event and to honor the memory of her father.This August will mark the 10th anniversary of his death, she said.It was approximately 47 years ago when Kallsnick moved to Batesville with his family and worked round the clock to make sure the business would thrive.It did.

Bomb scare prompts evacuation: One in custody

June 11, 2010 Ricky F. Tillery may have been upset over his bill, but it was his threat to “pull a John Wayne Gacy” and kill someone at the local mental health clinic that got him arrested, according to Independence County Sheriff Alan Cockrill.Charges are pending against Tillery, who is accused of calling the North Central Arkansas Mental Health Clinic and threatening to blow up or shoot someone in the Batesville office at 1800 Myers St., which incidentally is located in the same block as sheriff’s office.

Candidates tied … again

June 11, 2010 MOUNTAIN VIEW — Tied. Not Tied. Tied again.The Democratic nomination for Stone County sheriff was tied at 1,383 votes for each candidate Thursday morning.Then, a recount gave Sheriff Todd Hudspeth five more votes than his challenger, Lance Bonds.The recount was 31 votes short of the original total, but gave Hudspeth an apparent victory with 1,370 votes to 1,365 for Bonds.This morning, that victory was snatched from the jaws of a voting machine, and the score is tied again.

Police seek help on IDs of 2 men

June 10, 2010 WYNNE (AP) — Arkansas State Police said Wednesday that they obtained pictures from business video-surveillance cameras of two suspects in the death of an elderly woman whose body was found at a church.Investigators were asking for the public’s help in identifying the two men shown in three separate shots. A news release from police said the pictures were taken at different locations.

Police give Dutchman case to prosecutors

June 10, 2010 LIMA, Peru (AP) — Police moved Joran van der Sloot to a cell at the prosecutor’s office today as officials prepared to file charges following what they called a remarkably complete confession in the beating and strangling death of a 21-year-old woman.“We’ve practically closed the case,” criminal police chief Gen. Cesar Guardia told The Associated Press.Sheathed in a bulletproof vest, the young Dutchman was driven less than a mile across central Lima during rush hour in a police caravan escorted by motorcycle officers.

The Weekend Events — What’s going on this weekend in the Batesville area:

June 10, 2010 Friday• American Cancer Society Relay for Life, Riverside Park in Batesville. Opening ceremony, survivor and caregiver lap and team parade start at 6 p.m., beauty pageant for men at 6:30, music by The Anointed Ones at 8, a luminaria ceremony at 9, line dancing at midnight, pancake breakfast at 2, scavenger hunt at 3 on Saturday morning and a sunrise closing ceremony at 6. Visit

Program set

June 10, 2010 Most families have a collection of papers, photographs, and objects inherited from the past, and most of them need help in preserving them for the future. To provide that help, the Independence County Historical Society and the Old Independence Regional Museum are presenting a “Protecting Family Treasures Workshop.”

Lyon taps Hinds-Brush as campus life director

June 10, 2010 Kimberly Hinds-Brush of Grinnell, Iowa has been selected as the new director of campus life at Lyon College.Hinds-Brush was most recently the associate director of residence life and orientation at Grinnell College where she advised the student government association, the student-run coffee house, student publications and mock trial team. She also created and organized the Department of Student Affairs Leadership Opportunities Fair, supervised hall social coordinators and trained student leaders.

Safety lights top court agenda

June 10, 2010 The Independence County Quorum Court will meet in regular session at 6 p.m. Monday in the juvenile courtroom of the Jess B. Carpenter (library) building at Third and Main streets.On the agenda will be:• an announcement that the Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department will soon be installing flashing warning signs at the intersection of Highway 69 and 122 in Newark • an ordinance regulating the possession, sale, and ingestion of certain substances, commonly known as “Spice” or “K2” that produces effects similar to marijuana