Newark meeting rescheduled

October 8, 2010 NEWARK — The regular Newark City Council meeting originaly set for Tuesday has been rescheduled for 6:30 p.m. Oct. 19 in the Newark Municipal Building, said Recorder-treasurer Joanne Langston.The meeting date was changed because some city officials had schedule conflicts.

County board to meet

October 8, 2010 The Independence County Facilities Board will convene at noon Oct. 19 at 25 Gap Road in Batesville.The purpose of the meeting will be to discuss a refund issue to be presented by Jane Dickey with Rose Law Firm.The meeting is open to the public.

Boy, 11, dies in 4-wheeler accident

October 8, 2010 HARRISON — An 11-year-old boy was killed Wednesday at Zion in Izard County when the four-wheeler he was operating went out of control on private property, striking a rock and metal cart in a yard before rolling onto its top and sliding into a tree, according to the investigating officer, Arkansas State Trooper Brandon Cook.The accident occurred about 8:45 p.m., according to Cook’s written report.Cook said Darien Richard Muise Jr., who would have turned 12 on Nov. 8, was operating a 2004 Honda 300 FourTrax.

Southside board meets Monday

October 8, 2010 SOUTHSIDE — The Southside School Board will hold a short monthly meeting at 5 p.m. Monday in the administration building, Superintendent Roger Rich said.It will meet for about an hour and then members will conduct an in-service workshop as required by the Arkansas Department of Education.Meetings are open to the public.

AARP to hear young singer

October 8, 2010 AARP will hold its monthly luncheon meeting on Tuesday at Western Sizzlin in Batesville.The meal starts at 11 with the meeting at noon. The speaker is a mystery guest, said AARP president Hank Rivers, but members will also hear a 5-year-old girl sing the National Anthem. “This is one that all members and guests should hear,” Rivers said.

Voting machines to be tested

October 8, 2010 The Independence County Election Commission will meet at 8 a.m. Monday in the county courthouse basement.The commission will test voting machines for the upcoming General Election.

Council to hear pitbull ban, fowl, tethering ordinances

October 8, 2010 Finally, the pitbull ordinance is scheduled to come before the Batesville City Council when it holds its regular meeting at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at city hall. The council will hear the first reading of an ordinance regarding vicious or dangerous animals within the city limits. There will also be an ordinance regarding fowl and another one regulating the tethering of dogs.

Ladies welcome a ‘night out’

October 8, 2010 For Talisha Strickland, a soon-to-be graduate of the registered nursing program at the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville, seeing that others make health a priority will be one of her priorities as a nurse.On Tuesday during Ladies Night Out at UACCB’s Independence Hall it was her and her classmates priority to see that women of all ages understood the importance of breast health and exams.

Biker late for work caught speeding

October 8, 2010 After Jonathan Conway was caught speeding at 80 mph and weaving in and out of traffic, he explained to police he was late for work, but he ended up not making it all that day after he was taken to jail.Independence County Sheriff’s Deputy Ernie Gillihan said he was patrolling the Moorefield “cutoff” just before 8 a.m. Thursday when he noticed a yellow motorcycle turn off Harrison Street onto the cutoff and quickly accelerate to 61 mph.

Welding blast injures 2 men

October 8, 2010 Two men trying to cut the end out of a metal barrel with a torch were sent to White River Medical Center Thursday afternoon when the barrel exploded.Deputy Michael Moody with the Independence County Sheriff’s Office said he was dispatched to a residence on Quarry B. Road around 6:30 p.m. after police dispatch received a call of an explosion involving 46-year-old Jeffrey Stobaugh and his father, 68-year-old Jerry Stobaugh. “I found Jeffrey on the ground with a towel over him and his father, Jerry, running cold water over him with a water hose,” Moody said.