UACCB announces students earning certificate of proficiency

May 14, 2010 The University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville has announced the following recipients of certificates of proficiency as follows: CIS/networking Batesville — Machelle Mitchell, Jason Murphree, Perry Traw Pleasant Plains — Kristy Overton Rosie — Eletha McElroy Early childhood education

Lawrence, Matthews win

May 14, 2010 CAVE CITY — Keith Lawrence and Danny Matthews won the Cave City Bass club’s May 1 tournament on Greers Ferry Lake, tournament director Ron Watkins said. They weighed in five bass that totaled 10.05 pounds. David Wooten ad Carl Wooten also caught five bass. Their stringer of 8.60 pounds was good for second place. The Lawrence-Mathews team caught the biggest bass of the day — a 4.10-pounder. The club’s next tournament is from 6:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Crown Lake, out of Box Hound Ramp.

Father-son team wins Bassmasters tournament

May 14, 2010 The father-son team of Greg Potts and Evan Potts won the Batesville Bassmasters’ May 1-2 tournament on Bull Shoals Lake with a two-day stringer totaling 29.24 pounds, secretary Colin Patterson said. Micah Beard and Mark Owens teamed for 29.22 pounds and second place. Dennis Scoggin and Brian Johnson weren’t far behind with 27.02 pounds. Jim Starzy and Ernie Daniel weighed in 26.10 pounds for fourth place and Kerwin Bishop and Kerry Dowell had 26 pounds even to make it a close race all the way around. For the tournament, 217 fish totaling 498.53 pounds were weighed in, Patterson said.

Police look for shooter of truck

May 14, 2010 Police want to talk with anyone that might have information about a shooting incident on Edith Street in west Batesville Wednesday night. Independence County Sheriff’s Deputy Randy Jones said he was dispatched to the Walter Hicks residence at 1260 Edith around 6:30 this morning regarding Hicks’ truck being shot numerous times. “The truck appeared to have been shot three times with a shotgun,” Jones said. “Mr. Hicks said he doesn’t know of anyone that would want to damage his property.”

Sulphur Rock alumni, Trolley Car Days festival to be May 29

May 14, 2010 SULPHUR ROCK — The five-year reunion of all former students of Sulphur Rock High School will be held May 29 in the new school cafeteria from 2 until 5 p.m., according to event chairman Craig Ogilvie. The homecoming is open and free to all former students and refreshments will be served. “Class reunions have been held for more than 50 years,” Ogilvie notes, “but the all-alumni homecomings have been staged every five years since 1990.” Committees have been contacting former students throughout Arkansas and over 20 other states.

Unity Fest tickets are still available

May 14, 2010 There are still tickets available for the fifth annual Unity Fest on the River, set for May 29 at Riverside Park in Batesville. The event is a benefit for John 3:16 Ministries, a spiritual boot camp located in Charlotte for men with drug and alcohol addictions. Last year’s Unity Fest raised $101,000 for John 3:16 Ministries and drew an estimated 4,000 people, John 3:16 director Bryan Tuggle said.

Folk center to host party

May 14, 2010 Mountain View — Ozark Folk Center State Park will present “Handcrafted Evening in the Park,” an early summer evening garden party from 6:30-10 tonight. The folk center staff will have special crafts and demonstrations. Craftspeople will talk about how they learned their craft and where they find their inspiration. Visitors may shop for handcrafted items as well. Admission to the Craft Village is free for this evening. Admission to the concert this evening in the auditorium is $10 for adults or $6 for children under 12. Tickets go on sale at 6 in the box office.

Union Hill-Thida EHC

May 14, 2010 UNION HILL — The Union Hill-Thida Extension Homemakers Club held its April meeting in conjunction with its spring fundraiser, a yard sale held at Thida Volunteer Fire Department. Many items were donated by community members. Items not sold were donated to the Cedar Ridge “clothes closet” and Family Violence Prevention Program.

E-Shade reading program set

May 14, 2010 EVENING SHADE — The Evening Shade library will host a reading program from 3 to 4 p.m. each Thursday beginning June 3 and continuing through June 24 for children ages 4-10, said librarian Vera Anderson. “We will have a period of reading, crafts and games,” she said. “The children will be encouraged to check out books to read at home.”

Davis promoted

May 14, 2010 Candy Davis has been promoted to director of Human Resources for the Arkansas Sheriffs’ Youth Ranches. Davis previous position was data entry clerk. As HR director, Davis will work with personnel files and insurance. She will be covering staff events in the communication field. She is a native of Cushman. She and her husband, Gene, have two children, Levi and Keifer.