Young artists to have artwork exhibited locally

April 19, 2010 A representation of the creative efforts of young Arkansas artists in grades K-12 will be exhibited April 26-May 14 at the Batesville Area Arts Council gallery.A reception will be held in conjunction with the 2nd Friday Downtown Wander and Wonder Walk; the reception will be from 5 to 8 p.m. May 14 at the BAAC gallery, located at 246 E. Main St., Batesville. The event is open to the public.

Records to be destroyed

April 19, 2010 Records for students attending the Batesville School District special education program from 2004-05 will be destroyed Friday, Sherry Long, special education clerk, said. State and federal guidelines require that all special education redords be destroyed five years after a student leaves a special education or speech program. Records can be picked up or reviewed by parents from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday at the Sulphur Rock Middle School. Records not picked up will be destroyed on Friday.

Cossey walk is Saturday

April 19, 2010 CAVE CITY — A 5K Walk to benefit the Alex Cossey family will be at 9 a.m. Saturday at the Cave City Elementary School. Alex is a high school junior who was seriously injured in a car accident last September. After spending months in Arkansas Children’s Hospital, he then underwent further rehabilitation at Shepherd Center in Atlanta. For more information call Linda Gilly at (870) 283-5393 or register for the walk at under the Walk For A Reason link.

ASEA rep to be in Batesville

April 19, 2010 The Independence County chapter of the Arkansas State Employees Association will meet at noon Wednesday in the George Rider Room of First Community Bank in Batesville.ASEA field representative Marc Watts will be in attendance to provide a review of the recently-concluded fiscal legislative session and give an update on the state employee pay plan. There will be an election of chapter officers and an election of chapter delegates to the association’s upcoming annual convention.The meeting is open to all state employees in Independence County.

Extension to host classes

April 19, 2010 The Independence County Extension office will host two free Healthy Homes, Healthy People sessions on Thursday located at 1770 Myers St., Batesville.The first class is from 11–11:45 a.m. and will discuss cleaning product safety and green cleaning products. The second is from noon to 1 p.m. and will talk about household mold.Sack lunches are welcome. Pre-registration is required by Tuesday. To pre-register, call the Extension office at (870) 793-8840.

Concert fundraiser planned

April 19, 2010 The 11th annual spring concert to raise money for the children of northcentral Arkansas, and sponsored by Modern Woodmen of America, will be held at 9:30 a.m. April 27 at the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville.Money raised will be matched by Modern Woodmen’s home office (up to $2,500) and will be used to buy books and supplies.For more information, call Cledus Manuel at (870) 307-3769.

Independence inmate charged with destroying computer

April 19, 2010 An inmate at the Independence County jail became upset April 12 and destroyed a jail computer and other equipment, Sheriff’s Detective Rob Leonard said in a court affidavit filed Friday.“Sgt. Lionel Rogers of the Independence County jail told Deputy Darin Brewer that inmate Lemarcus Hardy was unsupervised in the booking area and destroyed a touch screen computer, monitor, filing cabinet and a copier machine,” Leonard said.According to Rogers, jailers heard a loud noise in the booking area and saw Hardy throwing the computer equipment to the floor.

Community School sets meeting

April 19, 2010 The Community School Inc. board will meet at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at White River Specialized Industries located at 1550 Cottonwood Drive, Batesville.Meetings are open to the public.

School board schedules meeting

April 19, 2010 The Batesville School Board will meet at 5:30 p.m. Monday in the district administration office at 955 Water St. Items on the agenda include principals’ reports, a curriculum report and a request to enter into an agreement with White River Services to lease 500 computers for a three-year span.Meetings are open to the public.

C-Ridge board plans meeting

April 19, 2010 NEWARK — The Cedar Ridge School Board will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the board room at 1502 N. Hill St. in Newark.Items on the agenda include recognitions, soccer field and timber bids as well as financial reports and bills. Meetings are open to the public.