Farmer’s market closed Saturday

August 5, 2010 The Batesville Farmer’s Market will not be open Saturday due to the White River Water Carnival but it will be open Friday as usual, Alderman Matt McDonald announced.

GT recommendations sought

August 5, 2010 NEWARK — The Cedar Ridge School District is taking recommendations for students in grades 4-12 to participate in the Gifted and Talented Program, coordinator Carol Woods said.Selection criteria include not only a recommendation, but also teacher and parent rating scales, standardized mental ability and achievement test during the last four years, and an above average academic record as reflected by grades during the last four years.Other criteria considered are creativity, task commitment, need and how a student could benefit from the program, Woods said.

Sewer expansion eyed

August 5, 2010 SOUTHSIDE — The Southside Public Water Authority board will meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in the authority’s office at 1401 Batesville Blvd. to hear about the feasibility of expanding the sewer system into areas east and west of the existing system, said Manager John Richardson.Matt Dunn of Crist Engineers will report on the feasibility of the proposed project.Richardson will give July water and wastewater financial reports and a July system totals report.

Council offers arts for kids

August 5, 2010 The Batesville Area Arts Council is again offering a Kids Summer Art Program with Woods and Strings Theatre artists for local and area students in first through seventh grades, Aug. 9-13.Students in grades 1-4 will meet from 9:30-11:30 a.m. and  students in grades 5-7 will meet in the afternoon from 1-3.This program will be held in the Fine Arts Building at the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville. Registration forms can be obtained at the BAAC Art Gallery on Main. The cost is $25 per student and required when registering.

Livestock stressed by heat wave

August 5, 2010 MOUNTAIN HOME (AP) — The heat wave has put so much stress on livestock that some north Arkansas fire departments are volunteering to hose down overheated cattle.Ranchers have seen some of their stock die, though a 40 percent chance of rain today may ease some of the burden.Temperatures topped 100 degrees on Tuesday and Wednesday in Mountain Home.About 200,000 beef cows are raised in and around Baxter County. Ranchers say a cow bearing a calf in such extreme heat can’t survive without help cooling down.

Hatlers to have reunion

August 5, 2010 CORD — A Hatler family reunion will be held Saturday at the Senior Citizens Center in Cord. A potluck lunch will be served at noon. The event is open to anyone with any Hatler ancestry.

Quorum court to meet

August 5, 2010 The next regular session of the Independence County Quorum Court is set for 6 p.m. Monday in the juvenile courtroom on the second floor of the Independence County Library building at Third and Main streets.Among items on the agenda will be a vote on a resolution supporting the special city sales tax election for the construction of a community center, aquatic facilities and sports complex entitled Moving Batesville Forward.The court will also consider resolutions:

Community Insurance Professionals hires Tim Bruner

August 5, 2010 Tim Bruner will join Community Insurance Professionals, a subsidiary of First Community Bank in Batesville, as an insurance agent, said Jay James, vice president and insurance manager for the agency.Bruner has more than 30 years of experience in public relations, with an emphasis on developing relationships with corporations and foundations. He comes to Community Insurance Professionals from Lyon College in Batesville, where he was vice president for institutional advancement.

Princeton Review names Lyon to list

August 5, 2010 For the seventh year in a row, The Princeton Review has named Lyon College a “Best Southeastern College,” based on results from its “2011 Best Colleges” survey.Lyon College is one of 133 schools receiving the Best in the Southeast designation, and one of only four Arkansas institutions on the list compiled by the education services company headquartered in Massachusetts. The others are Harding University, Hendrix College and the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville.

Marijuana confiscated

August 5, 2010 ASH FLAT — The second time around was more successful.This time, Sharp County Sheriff Dale Weaver and other officers arrested 55-year-old Christine Jurczyk for growing marijuana in her yard at 122 Diane Ave. in Ash Flat.“I saw suspected marijuana plants there last year when we were doing a helicopter flyover, but we were busy with something else and had no officers to respond. I responded after we landed; the plants were gone.”Only freshly disturbed dirt was evident that time, Weaver said.From the air, he said, “They looked like trees, they were so big.”