Magnet schools receive grants

May 26, 2010 West Magnet Elementary recently received a $2,750 Lowe’s Toolbox for Education grant to be used to help construct an outdoor classroom for learning enrichment.“We are thrilled to announce that Lowe’s has awarded West Magnet funding for the outdoor classroom. Our grant application was based on the goal of improving the learning community at West Magnet. We look forward to sharing the outdoor classroom with the Batesville community,” sixth-grade science teacher Laura Keller said. 

Repairman charged with credit card fraud

May 26, 2010  A man hired to replace the flooring in a local couple’s home has been charged with 32 counts of fraudulent use of a credit card after he allegedly racked up $4,824 in charges on the card for his own personal use.The charges were formally made in a court affidavit filed by Independence County Sheriff’s Lt. Brenda Bittle Monday.In the affidavit, Bittle says that on Dec. 16, 2009, Tanya and Michael Kinion reported a theft of property to the sheriff’s department after they had hired 45-year-old Michael A. Howard of Oak Hill Loop to re-floor their home.

Click it or Ticket gets under way

May 26, 2010 LITTLE ROCK —   The Arkansas State Police Highway Safety Office announced that the Click It or Ticket campaign will return to play a critical role in the effort to keep people safe on roads and highways during the Memorial Day holiday period. Over one hundred state and local law enforcement agencies will be working overtime through June 6 looking for seat belt law violators as part of the annual nationwide campaign. 

Cave City EH Club meets

May 26, 2010 CAVE CITY — The Cave City Extension Homemakers Club met on May 17 at the Cave City Community Center.  President Judy Breckenridge called the meeting to order and the group sang “You Are My Sunshine.” Words To Live By were read by Evalynn Edgar. Roll call was “Do you eat a healthy breakfast?” Nine members were present.

Seniors of month honored

May 26, 2010 Thomas Tucker and Maxine Butler are The Independence County Senior Center’s seniors of the month for May. Amedisys Home Health honored the recipients with a crown, sash and a gourmet gift basket. Michele Pasilis, registered nurse and nurse liaison for Amedisys Home Health, spoke about services provided to patients in their homes as well as Alzheimer’s Disease and dementia.

Trolley Car Days schedule

May 26, 2010 SULPHUR ROCK — The 25th annual Sulphur Rock Trolley Car Days festival will be Saturday, with most activities taking place in the city’s Huddleston Park, said Donna Crabtree, one of the organizers.Featured entertainers include Rockin’ Luke LeWolfe Stroud & The 50s Beat, the Joe Johnson Dancers, the Hurricane Creek Band, the Tipton Family and the Richwood Band. The local Pentecost Church will also provide entertainment.Vendors and concession stands will be open all day.

Board to hire staff

May 26, 2010 CAVE CITY — The Cave City School Board will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Cave City Elementary Library to hire teachers and other staff members for summer school, college preparatory courses and extended school year work, Superintendent Steven Green said.A proposed change order for dirt work for the football field will also be considered.Personnel policies, quotes for 2010-11 student insurance, bids for bread, milk and propane will all be considered, as will breakfast and lunch prices for next term.

Cookbooks offered

May 26, 2010 Key Club members are welcome to free cook books, according to Duffie Bryant.Bryant said the Kiwanis cookbooks written by Kiwanis members have more than 100 recipes.For additional information contact Bryant at 3345 Shade Tree in Batesville.

‘Biker’s Sunday’ kicks off June 13

May 26, 2010 SALEM — Oxford Baptist Church will host its annual “Biker’s Sunday” beginning at 9:30 a.m. at the Salem City Park June 13.Riders will leave the park at 10:30 and a potluck will be held at noon. Warner Allen of Black Rock will be guest speaker. The event, in its 13th year, is free.

Summer food program set

May 26, 2010 The Batesville School District has announced its summer food service program will begin on June 4 at the Batesville Early Learning and Enrichment Center.All children 18 years old and younger can eat breakfast and lunch for free Monday through Friday June 4 through Aug. 4. Breakfast is from 8-9 a.m. and lunch is from noon to 1 p.m.Meals will be provided to all children without charge. The center is located at 1900 Lyon St.