3 IndCo student attend math, science school

August 18, 2010 Three Independence County students were recently accepted to the Arkansas School for Mathematics, Sciences and the Arts as members of the class of 2012.Students accepted include Rebecca Kendrick, of Batesville, daughter of Peggy and Curtis Kendrick; Brittany Martin, of Batesville, daughter of Michael and Jessica Martin; and Breanna Martin, of Batesville, daughter of Michael and Jessica Martin.

Local student participates in research program

August 18, 2010 FAYETTEVILLE — Phillip Kerr of Batesville recently completed the summer portion of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute Undergraduate Research Studio.Kerr, whose research emphasis was membrane transport, was among 18 University of Arkansas students selected for the two-year program, which offers an educational experience for freshmen throughout their sophomore year.Hughes Medical Institute scholars received a stipend, three hours of paid tuition, and housing for 10 weeks during the summer of 2010.

Two awarded WBC scholarships

August 18, 2010 WALNUT RIDGE — Ranotta Moser of Poughkeepsie has been awarded a University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville Summit Scholarship to attend Williams Baptist College.The scholarship is awarded to qualifying graduates of UACCB through an agreement between UACCB and Williams. Moser is a graduate of Evening Shade High School. She is married to Waylon Moser.

Man threatens to kill wife, cops, himself

August 18, 2010 A threat to kill his wife because she denied his sexual advances and later, to kill police and himself, led to the arrest of a Batesville man late Sunday night, said Independence County Sheriff’s Deputy Michael Moody who responded with Deputy Fred Friar to a domestic violence incident at a Bayou Street address.According to Moody, an 11-year-old child of the family called 911 after 52-year-old Danny Wayne Jones began beating up 39-year-old Kathy Jones around 11 p.m.

Art show scheduled

August 18, 2010 HARDY — The 2010 Spring River Artist Guild Art Show will be on display for viewing at the Spring River Gallery from Sept. 3-12, with a reception from 2-3:30 p.m. Sept. 12. Awards will be made at 3 and will include multiple first, second and third places, Best of Show and People’s Choice.Southern artist Jim Hardin will judge the show this year. He has exhibited widely throughout the South. It is written of Hardin that, “His oils and watercolors reflect all that is traditionally southern: the warmth, beauty and serenity that God has provided through his beautiful creations.”

Car wash to benefit church

August 18, 2010 Second Chance Church will hold a car wash from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday at Auto Zone in Batesville.All proceeds go to the “Feed The Needy Program” the church runs each Monday and Saturday morning at 23 Griffin Road.

Eastside Baptist plans anniversary

August 18, 2010 CAVE CITY — Eastside Southern Baptist Church in Cave City is celebrating its 50th anniversary Aug. 29 for all former members and friends of Eastside Baptist.Brother Ronnie Toon, Independence Baptist Association missionary, will bring the morning message followed by a potluck meal in the fellowship hall. Those attending are asked to bring pictures and other memorabilia to share.

Foster parent meeting slated

August 18, 2010 Independence County Department of Human Services will present two informational meetings about foster parenting and adoption at 100 Weaver Ave. in Batesville.The meetings will be at 6 p.m. Monday and 6 p.m. Sept. 20.To fill out an online inquiry, visit www.fosterarkansas.org.

Relationship conference planned

August 18, 2010 Believers’ Community Church will host a Relationship Conference for couples and singles Friday and Saturday.On Friday, a meal will be served at 5:30 p.m., and the conference will begin at 6:30. On Saturday, a continental breakfast will be served at 8:30 a.m., and the conference will begin at 9.The cost is $15 per person. Child care will be provided. Date night packages will be given away.For more information call (870) 793-8365 or (870) 613-2782. The church is located at 3645 North St. Louis St. in Batesville.

Sheriff: Alcohol factor in family fight

August 18, 2010 MELBOURNE — A Friday night family fight in Oxford led to the arrest of an Oxford man.Michael Edward Fox, 23, of HC 79 Box 145, was arrested pending formal charges of assault. Sheriff Tate Lawrence said Fox assaulted his mother and she required medical attention at an area hospital. He remains in the Izard County jail. Lawrence said alcohol appeared to be a contributing factor.