Calico Rock tour slated

October 19, 2010 CALICO ROCK — The Exploring Izard County Fall Road Trip driving and walking tour of historic Calico Rock will be Saturday. The tour is free.There will be guided tours of the Calico Rock Museum on 1905 Main Street, the 1923 River View Hotel, the 1854 Trimble Log Cabin, the 1924 Church of Christ, the 1912 Perryman House and the Hobo’s Den rock shelter and natural bridge. Self-guided tours include Peppersauce Ghost Town, the White River Access and the rest of Main Street. Tours will start at 9 and 10 a.m. at the Calico Rock Music Hall, Highways 5 and 56.

Pageant calls for entries

October 19, 2010 BLYTHEVILLE — Miss Lights of the Delta Pageant and Lights of the Delta’s Outstanding Teen are now accepting contestants for the pageant, set for Nov. 27 at the Blytheville High School Auditorium.Not only do the contestants participate in the pageant, but a hayride through the Lights Display is planned. During the Christmas season, the new Lights queens will be visiting the displays to entertain and sign autographs.

State fair winner named

October 19, 2010 LITTLE ROCK — Danaa Hoyt, 16, of Batesville has been named the 2010 Arkansas State Fair Vocal Solo winner in competition Saturday evening in Little Rock.The Batesville teenager won both the regional vocal solo competition and the statewide total for her performance of Etta James’ “At Last.” She represented the Independence County Fair and the Northeast Regional District in the statewide competition against talented youngsters from every corner of the state.

Duncan completes AVA training

October 19, 2010 Patty Duncan, the sexual assault victims service coordinator for the Family Violence Prevention in Batesville ,completed a week-long training at University of Arkansas at Little Rock.She is a member of the third graduating class from the Arkansas Victim Assistance Academy. The academy’s mission is to provide comprehensive, foundational training to professionals throughout Arkansas who routinely deal with victims of crime.

Camera stolen had newborn pictures

October 19, 2010 LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Officials at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences say a digital camera stolen from a nurse’s lab coat has pictures in its memory of newborn babies as well as personal data about the infants and their mothers.A news release Monday from UAMS said its officials and the campus police department were seeking the camera containing photographs of babies born at the UAMS hospital over a three-month period dating back to July.

Longer-lasting options to treat drug addiction

October 19, 2010 WASHINGTON (AP) — New treatments for addiction to heroin or narcotic painkillers promise longer-lasting relief that may remove some day-to-day uncertainty of care: A once-a-month shot is now approved and a six-month implant is in the final testing phase.The main treatment options have long been once-a-day medications — controversial methadone or a tablet named buprenorphine — that act as substitutes for the original drug, to suppress withdrawal and craving without the high.

Zion FD offers chili supper

October 19, 2010 ZION — The Zion Volunteer Fire Department will host its annual chili supper and pie auction Saturday.Chili, soup and hot dogs will be served from 5 to 7 p.m. A pie auction will follow, conducted by Watson Auction Company. Proceeds from this event provide the majority of the department’s operating funds.

Industrial pumps stolen

October 19, 2010 The combined value of nine Carloss stainless steel turbine pumps that were stolen from a warehouse on Six Mile Lane in Oil Trough comes to $22,500, according to Paul Roberson.He said the pumps, which weigh about 300 pounds each, were taken from a building sometime between Sept. 25 and Friday.Investigating officer Chris Little said he could see where the pumps had been dragged across the floor to an open end of the building.Police have no suspects at this time.—from submitted reports

Woman hit, killed by pickup at Sherwood school

October 19, 2010 SHERWOOD (AP) — Police in Sherwood say they’re trying to determine what led to a 27-year-old Sherwood woman being hit and killed by a pickup truck outside an elementary school.Police say Amber Hutcherson was run over about 9:30 a.m. Monday after an argument outside the W.J. Clinton Elementary Magnet School. School district spokeswoman Deborah Roush says Hutcherson was hit in the drop-off lane of the school parking lot — but that classes were under way and no students apparently saw the incident.The driver of the truck is identified only as a male relative of Hutcherson.

Trooper pleads not guilty to traffic death

October 19, 2010 BLYTHEVILLE (AP) — An Arkansas state trooper has pleaded not guilty to a manslaughter charge from a 2009 traffic crash that killed a Blytheville woman.Prosecutors say 30-year-old Andrew Rhew of Manila was involved in a traffic accident in which 52-year-old Vickie Lynn Freemyer was killed. Rhew pleaded not guilty to manslaughter on Monday in Mississippi County.Prosecutors allege that Rhew recklessly caused Freemyer’s death.