Drive through incident leads to bust

May 20, 2010 A Batesville man was arrested for allegedly carrying a weapon and possession of drug-related items early this morning following an incident at the drive-through window of a local restaurant. The man was identified by Independence County Deputy Dustin Robbins as Billy Joe “BoBo” Conley, 37, of Dry Run Circle. Robbins said he was dispatched to a call involving a white Lincoln Town Car where one of the occupants had beat on the window of the restaurant.

Southside recognizes students

May 20, 2010 SOUTHSIDE — The Southside School Board recognized several students and heard reports from district principals when it met May 10. Art students Ryan Brock, Kyler Bartsh, Blayne Bufford, Dylan McElroy and teacher Leia Parks were recognized along with the junior girls softball team and coach James Housdan. Parent volunteer Larry Lawellin also was honored for his help with the team and support of the district while band director Steve Little and students Tyler Fields and Michael Spinks were recognized for being named to the Mid-South honor band.

Students receive scholarships

May 20, 2010 CAVE CITY — Several scholarship winners were announced recently by the Cave City School District. The Nikki Mendoza Memorial Scholarship was awarded to Amanda Burba. This $500 scholarship is awarded annually to a student who is involved in community service and who is kind, compassionate and outgoing, according to a news release. Mendoza was a former student at the school. Burba has been involved in many service organizations during high school, particularly with the Key Club.

Single parent picnic planned

May 20, 2010 Batesville First Assembly of God Church’s Family Connections is having a picnic lunch for single parents and their children at 12:30 p.m. Sunday at the Children’s Memorial Park (blue-and-red playground) at Riverside Park. Lunch will be provided. For more information, call the church at (870) 793-5489.

Glad Hearts return to Music Hall

May 20, 2010 Calico Rock — The Calico Rock Music Hall will host a return performance of the popular local group, Glad Hearts from the Ozarks at 7 p.m. Saturday. Glad Hearts features Billie Bell on doghouse bass and vocals, Kaye Allen on guitar and lead vocals, Joyce Duggins on mandolin, and Bonnie Chandler on banjo. The Music Hall is located at the junction of state highways 5 and 56 in Calico Rock in the historic Methodist church building. For more information call (870) 297-3010.

Audubon society to meet

May 20, 2010 FAIRFIELD BAY — The Little Red River Audubon Society will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Indian Hills Country Club, 337 Snead Drive, Fairfield Bay. Door prizes will be given. Norm Lavers will present the program. The society meets the fourth Tuesday of each month except July, August and December. A Dutch treat dinner begins at 5:30 for members and guests. Also, June 22 is the group’s “Creature Feature” by the Little Rock Zoo, with live exhibits for the young and young at heart. For more information call (501) 589-3279.

MV to host garden tour

May 20, 2010 MOUNTAIN VIEW — The Mountain View Garden Club will present “Music in Bloom Garden Tour” from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, featuring beautiful gardens that include outdoor living spaces, water features and much more, according to a news release.

Cemetery memorial slated

May 20, 2010 DESHA — The Alder Brook Cemetery in Desha will hold its annual memorial service at 2 p.m. Sunday. The event is free and open to everyone, organizers said.

Cemetery seeks donations

May 20, 2010 NEWARK — The Blue Springs Cemetery Association is asking for donations for the mowing and maintenance of Blue Springs Cemetery in Newark. Donations may be mailed to P.O. Box 123, Newark, AR 72562 or may be dropped off at Merchants and Planters Bank in Newark. For more information call (870) 799-3558.

Wiles address Ozarka graduation students

May 20, 2010 Melbourne — Ozarka College graduates are “prepared for anything,” Dr. Jason Wiles said at last Thursday’s graduation ceremony. During his address, Wiles, professor of biology at Syracuse University, reflected on his experiences of attending Ozarka and encouraged the graduates to find careers that were rewarding and enjoyable. Wiles spoke about the value of attending a small college like Ozarka that has quality teaching faculty and dedicated staff to help students succeed in whatever choices they make along their educational journey.