Woman on the run from North Carolina busted at Walmart

February 18, 2010 Wanted by the law in North Carolina on burglary and drug charges, 48-year-old Melody Ann Potter was arrested at the Batesville Walmart after she was allegedly observed shoplifting cereal, doughnuts and bed linens.Independence County Deputy Patrick Collins responded to the store around 8:50 Tuesday morning and was met by store personnel who had Potter detained.Walmart employees said they had watched Potter select several items from around the store, take them to the crafts section and put them into Walmart bags she had in her purse.

Man wins AHA award

February 18, 2010 DUNCAN, Okla. — Scott M. Street, president and chief executive officer of Duncan Regional Hospital, is the winner of the American Hospital Association’s Shirley Ann Munroe Leadership Award for 2009, according to an Oklahoma Hospital Association news release.Street is the son of Avondale Street of Cave City and the late Eugene Street. He is a graduate of Highland High School who earned his master’s degree in health care administration at the University of Missouri in Columbia and his bachelor’s degree in business administration at Ouachita Baptist University in Arkadelphia.

Arkansas State presents ‘Ain’t I A Woman?’

February 18, 2010 Jonesboro — “Ain’t I A Woman?” will be the 13th event of Arkansas State University’s Lecture-Concert Series at 7:30 p.m. March 3 in Riceland Hall, Fowler Center, Jonesboro. The event is free and open to the public.This musical theater work celebrates four very powerful African American women: novelist and anthropologist Zora Neale Hurston; folk artist Clementine Hunter; ex-slave and abolitionist Sojourner Truth; and civil rights worker Fannie Lou Hamer.

Charlotte EHC

February 18, 2010 Charlotte — The Charlotte Extension Homemakers club met Feb. 16 at Newark Pizza Express. All members were present.The meeting started with a birthday party and gifts, followed by a program about drug interaction and what people should try to avoid.The club also took some much-needed supplies to the The New Life Children’s Home in Oil Trough. The club will meet at the nursing home Monday to do a craft. The next regular meeting will be March 10.

ASU to present winter concert

February 18, 2010 Jonesboro — The Department of Music at Arkansas State University in Jonesboro will present the ASU Concert Choir and University Singers Men’s and Women’s Choirs in concert at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in Riceland Hall, Fowler Center, Jonesboro.

West Point cadet honored

February 18, 2010 WEST POINT, N.Y. — Cadet William Allgood, son of John and Diane Allgood of Batesville, has been named to the Dean’s List for the fall semester, August through December 2009, at the U.S. Military Academy.The earn this distinction, a cadet must maintain a 3.0 average in all courses.Allgood graduated from Batesville High School in 2009.He will be commissioned a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army upon graduation at West Point.

Board to hold meeting tonight

February 18, 2010 Batesville School Board will hold a special-called meeting at 6 tonight in the conference room of the district administration office at 955 Water St. It will hear from McPherson and Jacobson, an executive recruitment and development company, which will help Batesville School District in its search for a new superintendent.

Cave City to hear EAST program

February 18, 2010 CAVE CITY — The Cave City School Board will meet at 7 p.m. Monday in the Cave City High School Library to hear an EAST program presentation, Superintendent Steven Green said.EAST stands for Environmental and Spatial Technology. The EAST initiative is an educational model that engages students in sophisticated service-learning projects that involve teamwork and cutting-edge technology.The board will also consider administrative contracts, out of state trip requests and amending the school calendar.

March of Dimes to hold rally

February 18, 2010 March of Dimes will hold a “March for Babies” rally from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday at Farmers Insurance located at 11 Eagle Mountain Blvd., next to Colton’s Steakhouse and Grill in Batesville. Everyone including all team captains, family teams and individual walkers are invited to attend. There will be food, fellowship, March for Babies supplies, and fundraising ideas, March of Dimes community direct Sherry Lamb said.

Southside students win at foreign language festival

February 18, 2010 SOUTHSIDE — Southside High School Spanish students received top scores at Saturday’s regional foreign language festival held at Arkansas State University in Jonesboro, according to a news release. Senior Amy Mansfield earned first place in two categories and will compete at the state level. She sang her way to a 97 out of a possible 100 with her rendition of “Te Mando Flores” made popular by Colombian singer Fonseca. She also received a 97 for extemporaneous reading in Spanish.