HeadHunters to perform

June 11, 2010 The Kentucky HeadHunters will headline the 67th annual White River Water Carnival’s Saturday night show. First Community and Bad Boy Mowers are lining up the Friday night entertainment, and more information will be released at a later date. The water carnival will be Aug. 6-7 in Batesville.

Man arrested on alleged possession of burglary tools

June 11, 2010  Reports of a grown man riding a child’s bicycle in west Batesville led to the arrest of a 53-year-old Batesville man on numerous charges early Monday morning.Independence County Deputy Duane Grice said around 1:30 a.m. he was talking to a woman regarding a report she had filed earlier when she told him of seeing a man carrying a white bag and riding a bicycle along Carter Street before he went behind a building on Central Avenue and then came out walking.

Man charged in shooting involving pregnant woman

June 11, 2010 A man who allegedly fired a shotgun while in the room with his pregnant sister, but said he never meant to hurt anyone, is now facing felony charges.In a circuit court affidavit filed by Independence County Sheriff’s Detective Brian Luetschwager, 36-year-old Christopher A. Treadway is being charged with aggravated assault on a family member and being a felon in possession of guns.

Grievance hearing to be held

June 11, 2010 The Independence County Clerk’s Office has announced there will be a county grievance hearing at 9 a.m. in the Juvenile Courtroom, second floor of the Jess B. Carpenter (library) building on June 18.The hearing is set to determine the facts and render a ruling on the firing/quitting of Independence County judge’s assistant Claudette Jones who claims her constitutional First Amendment Rights were violated by Judge Bill Hicks.The hearing is open to the public.

Radio club schedules meeting

June 11, 2010 The Batesville Area Radio Club will have its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. on June 24.“We will meet in the community room at the First Community Bank located at St. Louis and Harrison streets,” member Cynthia Smith said. The event is open to the public. For more information visit www.barchams.org.

Board slates early meeting

June 11, 2010 The Batesville School Board will meet at 12:30 p.m. Monday for its June meeting in the district administration building at 955 Water St. Members will consider a lease agreement from the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville for use of a building for a child care facility and recognition of Mitch Wright who is retiring after 32 years in education. Meetings are open to the public.

Bethesda Day is Saturday

June 11, 2010 The Bethesda Community Center will host the annual Bethesda Day on Saturday. This year’s theme is “Sweet Home Bethesda.” Bethesda Day activities begin with the grand parade at 10 a.m. All parade entries need to be at the Bethesda Methodist Church by 9:30 a.m. for line up. This year, Jack and his handler, Ken Callaway, will be Grand Marshal, and Ricky and Cheyenne Ingram will be Mr. and Mrs. Bethesda. The Bethesda Community Center is sponsoring the $25 and $10 cash prizes for the two best floats.

Father honored

June 11, 2010 Just as Frank Kallsnick attached lollipops and bubble gum to his milk products so that people would buy them, his daughter Vickie Moser is tying purple ribbons to all the company trucks to commemorate the annual Relay for Life event and to honor the memory of her father.This August will mark the 10th anniversary of his death, she said.It was approximately 47 years ago when Kallsnick moved to Batesville with his family and worked round the clock to make sure the business would thrive.It did.

Bomb scare prompts evacuation: One in custody

June 11, 2010 Ricky F. Tillery may have been upset over his bill, but it was his threat to “pull a John Wayne Gacy” and kill someone at the local mental health clinic that got him arrested, according to Independence County Sheriff Alan Cockrill.Charges are pending against Tillery, who is accused of calling the North Central Arkansas Mental Health Clinic and threatening to blow up or shoot someone in the Batesville office at 1800 Myers St., which incidentally is located in the same block as sheriff’s office.

Candidates tied … again

June 11, 2010 MOUNTAIN VIEW — Tied. Not Tied. Tied again.The Democratic nomination for Stone County sheriff was tied at 1,383 votes for each candidate Thursday morning.Then, a recount gave Sheriff Todd Hudspeth five more votes than his challenger, Lance Bonds.The recount was 31 votes short of the original total, but gave Hudspeth an apparent victory with 1,370 votes to 1,365 for Bonds.This morning, that victory was snatched from the jaws of a voting machine, and the score is tied again.