Music on Main Street

August 6, 2010 The Awakening, a positive contemporary musical group will be performing at 6 tonight at The Cinnamon Stick Coffee Shop, at 151 W. Main St. in Batesville. Sandwiches, desserts and other refreshments will be available. Admission is free.

Daniel Roettger named Woodrow Wilson Fellow

August 6, 2010 Daniel B. Roettger (Batesville High School ’09) and presently of Little Rock, has received a Woodrow Wilson Undergraduate Research Program at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Md., where he was named the first Adam Falk Fellow. Based on a competitive proposal process, the award carries a grant for three years and will allow Roettger to continue his research on the integration of Arkansas public schools, a project that he began as a junior at Batesville High School.

Anderson announces for mayor

August 6, 2010 CAVE CITY — Jonas Anderson has announced his candidacy for mayor of Cave City.Anderson, 27, is a Cave City Council member, having been appointed in May to the Ward 1 alderman’s position vacated by Billy Corter.He is a 2001 Cave City High School graduate and earned his bachelor of arts degree with studies in history, management and political science from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock in 2009.He is currently pursuing a master of arts in public and American history through the online program at American Public University in West Virginia.

Child porn nets 30 years

August 6, 2010 LITTLE ROCK — A White County man who said the first thing he plans to do is molest more children after he is released from prison will have to wait 30 years to do so.Jane W. Duke, United States attorney for the Eastern District of Arkansas, announced today that Joseph Mulherin, 21, was sentenced by United States District Judge James M. Moody to 360 months imprisonment for producing child pornography. Mulherin’s prison term will be followed by supervised release for the remainder of his life.

Call center training may be at Cushman

August 6, 2010 Training for the new call center jobs will probably be held at the old Cushman school campus, but the details are still being ironed out.University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville Chancellor Deborah Frazier told the Board of Visitors when it met July 29 that the Department of Human Services is looking to hold the training this fall. The call center, to be located on White Drive, will serve DHS clients all across Arkansas and is the only one of its kind in the state. Starting pay has been said to be at $28,000.

Young pitcher wowed by monster activity. Just what was in the river in 1937?

August 6, 2010 NEWARK ­— The White River Monster or, according to doubters, alleged monster — the theme of Batesville’s ongoing 67th Annual White River Water Carnival, which concludes Saturday — made quite an impression on young semi-pro baseball player Thomas Graham in 1937.“My dad broke into minor league baseball, or semi-pro ball, out of Luanne, near Smackover, that year, in the Cotton States Baseball League,” said James Graham of Bethesda.

Stem cells give hope

August 6, 2010 Thanksgiving Eve, two years ago, Tim Bishop was out running the roads, looking one last time for a deer to bag before giving it up for the season. The day had been a bust, but before he could turn his truck toward home, he was flagged down on Reed-Wade Road by an acquaintance. After some conversation Tim was ready to leave — he had three pies to make with his daughter, Kaylee. All he remembers is stopping at the stop sign at White Drive, with his right blinker on. The next thing he knew he was in a hospital, struggling for life and paralyzed from his chest down.

Service News

August 5, 2010 SAN ANTONIO — Jonathan D. Perkinson has been promoted to the rank of master sergeant in the U.S. Air Force.Perkinson is a quality assurance supervisor with 17 years of military service.He is the son of Norman R. and Nora D. Cantrell of Locust Grove and a 1992 graduate of Concord High School.

Woman arrested for forgery, man for hiding her

August 5, 2010 When Miranda Dunegan sent a text message to her mother saying there was a policeman at the door and she wasn’t coming out, she confirmed to the officer that he was at the right place to serve a warrant for Dunegan’s arrest.Deputy Jeremy Qualls said he was sent to a residence on Dennison Heights around 11:30 a.m. Wednesday with a felony warrant for the 30-year-old Dunegan’s arrest on theft and forgery charges. But when he arrived no one would answer repeated knocks at the door.

Ozarka, Arkansas Works present Summer Academy for HS juniors

August 5, 2010 MELBOURNE — It may be summer, but school is still in session for some students.Ozarka College has been offering a Summer Academy program providing ACT test preparation and college and career planning to rising juniors. Through a statewide initiative last year entitled Arkansas Works, Ozarka was able to hire two college and career coaches to serve school districts in Sharp and Stone counties. John Petersen was hired for the Highland School District, and Lori Sullivan was hired for Mountain View School District. They began their jobs in January.