CR Museum holding raffle

October 13, 2010 CALICO ROCK — The Calico Rock Museum Foundation is selling raffle tickets for a double wedding ring quilt donated by Betty Riggins. The quilt was hand-quilted and is currently on display at the Calico Rock Artist’s Cooperative on Main Street in Calico Rock. Raffle ticket donations are $5 each or 7 for $30. Tickets are available at the Calico Rock Visitor Center, Calico Rock Artist’s Cooperative, Don Quixote’s, and Mitchell’s Park Street Pharmacy.

Young pianists to perform

October 13, 2010 Weston Music Studio will present a master class with concert pianist Dr. Ian Hominick from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Saturday at 1365 College St. in Batesville.Sixteen area youth will perform works by Mozart, Brahms, Kabalevsky, Ireland, Schumann and others in an informal master class setting.Hominick recently completed a fall concert tour through Canada and will perform in California at the end of the month. His schedule includes judging piano competitions in Hong Kong in January. His latest compact disc, titled “Off the Beaten Path,” is available from MSR Classics.

Jewelry taken from Desha home

October 13, 2010 Following an overnight absence, Betty Boswell returned to her Desha home Tuesday morning to find it had been ransacked and $4,000 in jewelry missing, according to the Independence County Sheriff’s Office.Boswell told Deputy Patrick Collins that she was away from home between 3 p.m. Monday and 9:30 a.m. Tuesday and she had been home about half an hour when she noticed several large jewelry boxes were open and the drawers had been removed and emptied out.

Bus tour to stop in Batesville

October 13, 2010 The Americans For Prosperity, “November is Coming” Bus Tour will arrive at 11 a.m. Friday at Western Sizzlin parking lot in Batesville. The event is open to the public.Rally speakers will include Tim Macy, National Gun Owners of America board member; Roger Hedgecock, national talk radio show host; and Teresa Oelke, Arkansas director Americans for Prosperity.A Dutch treat luncheon will follow inside the restaurant immediately after the rally.

Photographer to present homecoming program

October 13, 2010 Larry Jernigan took his first photographs in 1961 while in college at what was then Arkansas College. Since that time, Dr. Jernigan has always had a passion for photography.Jernigan, ’65, will present a program about nature photography as part of Lyon College’s Homecoming at 7 p.m. Tuesday in Nucor Auditorium. His work is also on exhibit this month in the Mabee-Simpson Library.Jernigan has owned a portrait and wedding studio, done biological research, practiced medical photography and research, taught school and spent the last 20 years as a physician.

Willie Nelson headlines Bad Boy event

October 13, 2010 It’s not every day Batesville gets to welcome a country music legend and a former U.S. president in the same week on the same stage.Just ask Jared Webb, purchasing agent at the Bad Boy Mowers Melbourne plant.“Willie Nelson here in Batesville, how ’bout that,” he said with a laugh while greeting concert-goers arriving at the University of Arkansas College at Batesville’s Tuesday night. “You bet it’s exciting.”Former President Bill Clinton will speak on the same stage this afternoon at 3:15, stumping for Congressional candidate Chad Causey.

City council raises property millage

October 13, 2010 The property millage in Batesville is going up.Tuesday night, the Batesville City Council agreed to raise the millage from 4.0 for city general to 4.6 mills for 2010 (payable in 2011). This does not include the firefighters’ pension, which will remain at 0.4 mills.The levying of taxes is done annually, and Mayor Rick Elumbaugh presented the council with three options. He said the council could leave the millage at 4.0, raise it to 4.6 or raise it to 5.0. By law the city can raise the millage to 5 mills total without going to a vote of the people.

Applications ready for Angel Tree

October 12, 2010 It’s that time of year again to fill out applications for the parents of children living in Independence County to receive Christmas gifts from the Angel Tree. Applications may be picked up from Department of Human Services at 100 Weaver Ave. in Batesville, or the United Way of Independence County office located in the First Community Bank building at 1325 Harrison.Applications must be returned to DHS by Nov. 12. No applications will be accepted after that.

Melbourne man held pending charges

October 12, 2010 MELBOURNE — A Melbourne man was arrested late Saturday night after the Izard County Sheriff’s Department received a complaint that a man had been seen inside a Brockwell residence. Tyrstin Robert Howell, 19, is being held in the Izard County jail on an investigative hold pending charges of breaking and entering, and possibly other charges, according to Sheriff Tate Lawrence.In other sheriff’s department activities:

Club donates socks, shoes

October 12, 2010 CAVE CITY — The Cave City Kiwanis Club recently donated 50 pairs of shoes and socks to children in the Cave City and Evening Shade areas. Those interested in helping the children as well as the Key Club, Builders Club and K-Kids in Cave City can join the Cave City Kiwanis Club. Meetings are the first and third Thursdays of each month at noon in the community room at Cave City Hall.