$100,000 bond set in ATV theft

February 17, 2010 A man who allegedly stole a four-wheeler, and then repainted it to hide its identity, has a bond of $100,000 after he was reportedly found to be in possession of controlled medication without a prescription. According to an affidavit filed in the Independence County Circuit Court Clerk’s Office by Independence County Sheriff’s Detective Michael Mundy, on Feb. 14 Deputy Randy Jones took a report of a stolen four-wheeler listing Lyndon M. Gardner, 19, as a suspect.

Class to hold yard sale

February 17, 2010 The West Magnet fifth-grade class will have a yard sale from 7 a.m. to noon Saturday in the elementary school gymnasium in west Batesville.Items for sale will include mountain bikes, computer desk, radio cabinet, antique sewing machine, chest, battery-operated ride-on toys, household items, children’s clothes, toys, books and other items.All proceeds will go toward funding the fifth grade field trip to Kansas City, Mo.

United Way reception planned

February 17, 2010 The United Way of Independence County invites all campaign donors to an appreciation reception honoring the 2009-10 United Way Campaign and its award winners from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Thursday at the Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce.Awards will be presented at 5:30.

Account established

February 17, 2010 An account has been set up at Citizens Bank in Batesville for the children of Eric Simpson under the name of Dale and Cleda Simpson. Eric Simpson, a former Southside graduate, was killed in an out-of-state industrial accident last week.Donations may be made at any bank branch.

Batesville schedules meeting about magnet programs

February 17, 2010 The Batesville School District will hold a public information meeting about its magnet schools from 3 to 6:30 p.m. Feb. 24 at the district central office board room at 955 Water St.There will be information about all the magnet programs. “These sessions are provided to help parents make choices for the school their children will attend,” Debbie Miller, director of curriculum and instruction, said. The first magnet application period will open Feb. 24 and remain open until 4 p.m. March 19.

Prengaman to speak at Lyon

February 17, 2010 Peter Prengaman will be speaking at the Patterson Lecture at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 25 in Nucor Auditorium on the Lyon College campus.

Optimists to meet Thursday

February 17, 2010 The Batesville Optimist Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Western Sizzlin.The club will be honoring Brooke Knowles and Timothy Sturch, seniors from Southside High School as Teens of the Month. All members are encouraged to attend.A brief business meeting will be held to discuss the upcoming chili lunch.Anyone wishing to learn more about what the Optimist club does in Batesville is invited to attend as well.

Man charged with shooting child with BB gun

February 17, 2010 A 23-year-old Independence County man is in jail in lieu of $10,000 bond for allegedly shooting a neighbor’s 7-year-old child with a BB gun, according to a court affidavit filed by Independence County Sheriff’s Detective Mike Mundy.Mundy said that when Deputy Dee McFatter spoke with the child Sunday, he said Timothy May had shot him in the leg with a BB gun.“Deputy McFatter did observe an open, bleeding puncture wound to the leg just below the knee,” Mundy said. “The family then took the minor to the hospital for treatment.”

Lyon professor awarded $200,000 research grant

February 17, 2010 Lyon College Associate Professor of Biology Dr. Tim Lindblom has been awarded a nearly $200,000 grant from the National Institute of Health (NIH).Lindblom said the grant will fund research to determine how chemicals from the environment impact human health. He said the chemicals called xenobiotics enter human bodies in many forms including environmental pollution, prescription drugs, dietary supplements, and compounds normally found in food and drink.