Teacher 2 Teacher celebrates 10-year anniversary

July 15, 2010 Ten years ago Tammy Cox was stepping out on faith to open her own business, selling hard to find teaching aids and classroom supplies to area school teachers.With a 12-year background as a teacher herself, ranging from preschool to high school classes, Cox felt that picking a name for her new business was pretty simple, Teacher 2 Teacher.The store first opened for business in a small building across from J.C. Penney Co. on St. Louis Street on July 15, 2000.“We were just there a short time when we had to find a bigger store,” Cox said.

Rotarian of the Year named; Cathy Drew honored

July 15, 2010 The Batesville Rotary Club recently named Cathy Drew, executive director of the Ozark Gateway Tourist Council, as the club’s 2009-10 Bill Jett Memorial Rotarian of the Year.Drew received the award for her service above self during the 2009-2010 Rotary year, which included her work with Rotary International’s Youth Exchange Program. She was instrumental in helping the club host foreign exchange student, Federica Brioschi of Villasanta, Italy.

Land found for park consideration

July 15, 2010 The site for a new parks facility has been tentatively selected, and now the recommendation will go before the Batesville City Council in a special meeting Monday night.The council will meet at 5 at city hall; all meetings are open to the public.

Wanted in Independence County County

July 14, 2010 The following list of persons with active warrants is issued by the Independence County Sheriff’s Office. Wanted persons are listed by their name, age, city and number of warrants.Warrants active as of 7-13-2010Amanda Adkerson    33    Batesville    1Deborah Aikens    50    Batesville    1Gregory L. Anderson    47    Memphis    1Ryan Curdrintra Armstrong    25    Newport    1

Kagan part of political maneuvers

July 14, 2010 WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans running for re-election are coming out early against Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan. Democrats are using her picture to raise money.This summer’s debate over Kagan’s nomination has taken on a particularly partisan tinge because it’s taking place just months before fall elections, even though her confirmation is not in serious doubt.

Nitrogen content in manure fertilizers, immediate release for plant use varies

July 14, 2010 Animal manures are recognized as an excellent source of fertilizer. Because of nitrate concerns in the news, many people have the misconception that animal manures contain high levels of nitrates. That’s not the case.Most animal manures are high in either ammonium or organic nitrogen but low in nitrate nitrogen.Poultry litter and other dry manures usually have about 80 to 90 percent of the total nitrogen in the organic form, while most liquid animal manures contain as much as 80 percent of the total nitrogen in the ammonium form.

Arkansas bomb victim’s wife testifies in doctor trial

July 14, 2010 LITTLE ROCK (AP) — On the morning a bomb exploded outside his West Memphis home, Dr. Trent Pierce asked his wife whether his outfit — a red V-neck sweater, Arkansas flag tie and shirt — made him look too much look a cheerleader. Moments later, his wife rushed to a window after hearing a loud blast and saw that red sweater lying in the bushes.“I pulled him to me and he said in a very quiet voice, ‘Get my wife. She’s inside,’” Melissa Pierce testified tearfully Tuesday. “I said, ‘Trent, it’s Melissa. I’m here.’”

Quiznos gets new owner

July 14, 2010 Quiznos, a pioneer  of the toasted sub and one of the nation’s premier restaurant chains for sandwiches, salads and soups, is announcing a grand re-opening in Batesville to celebrate a new manager/owner and a new look.“Quiznos is about bringing its customers tasty, high-quality food,” said new franchise owner/operator Chintan Patel.“With a commitment to real value, our new look-coupled with ingredients like artisan breads and premium meats-is giving local people more reasons to visit Quiznos and see all that we have to offer.”

GOP considers suit over private car use

July 14, 2010 LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The chairman of Arkansas’ Republican Party said Tuesday he’s considering filing a lawsuit against the state’s top elected officials over their personal use of state-issued vehicles, accusing them of violating the constitution.State GOP Chairman Doyle Webb said he’ll base his decision on whether constitutional officers reimburse the state for any private use of state-issued vehicles. All seven of the state’s constitutional officers are Democrats.