Boone County wet-dry issue OK’d for ballot

August 24, 2010 HARRISON (AP) — The Boone County clerk says voters will get a chance in the Nov. 2 general election to decide if the sale of alcoholic beverages should be legal in the county.County Clerk Crystal Graddy on Friday certified that petitions turned in by Jeff Crockett, seeking a wet-dry election in the now-dry county, contained enough valid signatures to put the question on the ballot.

Two arrested in alcohol related driving incidents

August 24, 2010 It was almost like a scene out of Grand Theft Auto’s Drunk Driving Game Play.Sheila Diane Williams was running over street curbs, turned into a parking lot and ran over another street curb before finally coming to a stop.Independence County Deputy Michael Moody said it was just after midnight Saturday morning when he saw Williams run over two curbs, went to make a traffic stop and watched her turn into the parking lot of a local business and hit a third curb.

Man gives up dope, paraphernalia to cop

August 24, 2010 Starting his Monday with a trip to the scrap yard to make a little money ended up costing Riley Qualls a lot of money and a trip to jail, according to a police report.Independence County Deputy Ernie Gillihan said he was running radar at Highland and 22nd streets around 8:30 a.m. when a GMC Sonoma pickup drove by with a 2008 expiration date on the license plate.

Hannahs to perform Saturday

August 24, 2010 CONCORD — The Hannahs of Kensett will perform at 7 p.m. Saturday at Mount Zion Baptist Church, located on Highway 87 South in Concord.Donations will be taken.Snacks and fellowship will follow the performance.The event is open to the public.

Radio club meeting set

August 24, 2010 The Batesville Area Radio Club will have its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday in the community room at First Community Bank, located at the corner of St. Louis and Harrison streets.The meeting is open to all ham radio enthusiasts.For more information visit

Heber Springs to host concert

August 24, 2010 HEBER SPRINGS — Bill and Vicki Sky will be performing an Americana country, folk and gospel music concert at 7 p.m. Saturday at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers William Carl Garner Visitor Center auditorium.The visitor center is located north of Heber Springs at the west end of the dam on Highway 25 and is open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. All programs are free and open to the public. For more information call (501) 362-9067.

Sharp fair checks ready

August 24, 2010 ASH FLAT — Sharp County Fair premium checks are ready to be picked up, said fair board secretary Nancy Orr.The checks may be picked up at Ozark Title at 17 W. Main St. in Ash Flat.

Ozarka-MV receives donation

August 24, 2010 MELBOURNE — Ozarka College received a $5,000 donation toward the Mountain View Building Expansion Fund from White River Planning and Development District.State Rep. Ed Cooper presented the check on behalf of the White River Planning, State Rep. Curren Everett, and State Sen. Paul Miller to Ozarka President Dr. Richard Dawe on July 26.

Bluegrass festival set for Saturday in Baxter Co.

August 24, 2010 GAMALIEL — The Norfork Lake Chamber of Commerce, in affiliation with North Arkansas Bluegrass Association and North Central Arkansas Tourism Council, will present its first Bluegrass Festival behind the Lake Norfork Inn in Henderson Saturday. This is a family event with children under 12 admitted free. Advance tickets are $8 each ($10 at the gate) for an all-day pass. Attendees may bring lawn chairs (no alcohol).

Bethesda EHC Club News

August 24, 2010 BETHESDA — The Bethesda Extension Homemakers Club met Aug. 17 at Bethesda Fire Station.Twelve members answered the roll by responding to the question “If you could go on a dream vacation, where would you go?” A variety of answers were given, including Europe, Hawaii, western Canada, Niagara Falls, Montana, Ireland, Australia, Ohio and stay at home.The meeting began with recitation of the American flag pledge and the homemakers’ Creed. Since no one knew the tune to the song “Smile,” the words were recited.