Wedding time changes

June 7, 2010 The time has been changed for the Holly Lynn Brown-Michael Sanders wedding.The couple will exchange vows at 4 p.m. Saturday at Riverside Park in Batesville.

Revival starts tonight

June 7, 2010 SPRING MILL — Spring Mill Assembly will hold a two-day revival at 7 tonight and Tuesday.The speaker will be the Rev. Carl Blankenship from Cushman Assembly. The song leader will be Jim West from Cave City Assembly.The church is located at 65 Oak Hill Loop.For more information call (870) 793-4964.

Internet stalking leads to arrest

June 7, 2010 A man who thought he was meeting a 14-year-old girl at the Burger King parking lot in Batesville, got more than he ordered when the “teenager” turned out to be a member of the Independence County Sheriff’s Department.Officers arrested Nelson Omar Romero at 7:30 Friday night after a citizen told officers that a female member of his family had been approached via phone text messages by a man attempting to gain sexual favors.

GAP to hear about caregivers

June 7, 2010 The Batesville School District will hold a Grandparents As Parents meeting at noon Thursday in the resource room of the Early Learning & Enrichment Center at 1900 Lyon St.  “Our guest will be from Arkansas Voices and the discussion will be about new things in the state of Arkansas for relatives as caregivers,” said Lorrie McClure with the program. “Join us and let your voice be heard.” Lunch will be served. For more information call (870) 793-0627.

Mt. Pleasant plans registration

June 7, 2010 MOUNT PLEASANT — Mount Pleasant Elementary will hold new student and kindergarten registration during the month of June. Students may register in the elementary office with Principal Carolyn Blevins or administrative assistant Willene Bray between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. Monday through Friday.Non-resident students for grades K-6 must complete an “Arkansas Public School Choice” form by June 30.

Blevins to address historians

June 7, 2010 MOUNTAIN VIEW — The Stone County Historical Society will hold its quarterly meeting at 2 p.m. June 13 in the Stone County Library, according to a news release.The guest speaker will be Brooks Blevins, the Noel Boyd Associate Professor of Ozarks Studies at Missouri State University in Springfield.“A native of Izard County, he is the author of four books, including ‘Hill Folks: A History of Arkansas Ozarkers and Their Image,’” the release states.

Council to hear rec proposal

June 7, 2010 The Batesville City Council will meet at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at city hall to consider a recreation proposal ordinance. Greg Mohlke, facilitator of the Moving Batesville Forward Task Force, will present criteria for land selection for the proposed recreational facility.The agenda also includes a presentation for retiring superintendent Ted Hall, a summary of the Legacy Consulting Community site visit report, a report from Public Works Engineer Damon Johnson and comments from Mayor Rick Elumbaugh.

Election coordinator: No crossover voting

June 7, 2010 Registered voters are reminded that crossover voting is not permitted by Arkansas law in Tuesday’s Democratic run-off election, according to Charlie Morris, Independence County election coordinator.“Only voters who voted on a Democratic ballot in the May 18th Preferential Primary or did not vote at all in that election are the only eligible voters to vote Tuesday,” Morris said. “If a person voted on a Republican ballot or strictly a nonpartisan judicial ballot in the May 18th election, those people cannot vote by law in Tuesday’s Democratic runoff.”

Outsiders keep tab on Senate race

June 7, 2010 With all eyes on the Tuesday election between Blanche Lincoln and Bill Halter, Republicans are hoping their candidate will be the front-runner come November. Here are some published reports from Arkansas to Washington, compiled by Press Secretary Amber Marchand with the National Republican Senatorial Committee, on what is being said about the highly contested Arkansas race.

Lincoln visits

June 7, 2010 When Sen. Blanche Lincoln stepped off the bus Friday afternoon in Batesville, she knew the majority of those in attendance on a first-name basis. Many of them had been staunch supporters since she entered the political field and won her first election.The visit was part of a last minute campaign tour before the Tuesday run-off election where she faces challenger Bill Halter in what has become one of the hottest contested races in years. The winner will face Republican Rep. John Boozman in November.