Oak Bluff alumni to meet Saturday

September 30, 2010 The eighth Oak Bluff alumni meeting will be held Saturday in the Oak Bluff School Community Center, located at 380 Oak Bluff Road between Batesville and Charlotte.Registration will begin at 10 a.m. A cake walk will be held from 10:30 to 11:30. A business and picture-making sessions will be at 11:30 with a potluck being served at noon.After lunch, games and a visitation will be held.The event is open to the public.Since the 2009 meeting, two alumni have died and both will be remembered, said William E. Coe.

Students give back during Service Day

September 30, 2010 Lyon College senior softball player Katie Sentinella couldn’t help but smile as batter after batter hit her pitches. She even encouraged them.“There you go,” she said to one batter who made a little bit of contact with the ball. “Swing hard.”

Guest speaker to board: Tell college’s story

September 29, 2010 MELBOURNE — The Ozarka College Foundation Board met Sept. 13 for its quarterly meeting and annual retreat in the Board Room of the John E. Miller Education Complex.A portion of the retreat included special guest speaker Tim Huddleston, dean of development at College of the Ozarks in Point Lookout, Mo.

Woman charged, failed to get fake prescription

September 29, 2010 An arrest warrant has been issued for 31-year-old Jennifer L. Querry of Batesville for allegedly trying to obtain the pain killer Lorcet without a prescription, according to a court affidavit filed by Detective Jeff Sims with the Independence County Sheriff’s Office.In the affidavit, Sims said that on Aug. 28, the sheriff’s department was alerted that a woman was at The Medicine Shoppe on Harrison Street asking to pick up a prescription for Amy Smith that had been called in by “Tracy,” an emergency room nurse at White River Medical Center.

Pleasant Plains man busted for bringing drugs to court

September 29, 2010 Ordered to take a urine drug screen test after being held in contempt of court, a Pleasant Plains man went to jail Monday morning for alleged possession of methamphetamine.During court proceedings, Brian Lynn Evridge, 26, was ordered into custody for contempt by Circuit Judge Lee Harrod and then ordered to submit to a urine drug screen, according to Independence County Sheriff’s Deputy Pat Collins, assigned as court bailiff.

Faded tags are a no-no for man with warrant

September 29, 2010 Stopped on Miller Creek Road for having faded temporary tags on his Mustang Monday night, Robert D. McCoy, 36, of Cushman was asked for his bill of sale, proof of insurance and driver’s license.The bill of sale and insurance was OK, it was the driver’s license that caused him some problems.McCoy told Independence County Deputy Michael Moody that he had a suspended license and didn’t have any identification.

ASU announces summer grads

September 29, 2010 JONESBORO — Almost 500 diplomas were bestowed upon graduates during Arkansas State University’s 2010 summer commencement ceremony Aug. 6 in the Convocation Center.Brittany Nicole Wilson of Newport, who graduated summa cum laude and is a University Honors Scholar, was the featured commencement speaker. Wilson earned a bachelor of science degree in biological sciences.Area graduates include:Ash Flat — Amber Nichole Gibson-Bean, bachelor of science-education, early childhood education (magna cum laude); Callye Elizabeth Morris, associate of science;

Panel says Ark. college grad rates too low

September 29, 2010 FAYETTEVILLE, (AP) — A national higher education official says Arkansas is failing to produce enough college graduates to raise personal income or strengthen the economy.National Center for Higher Education Manage-ment Systems President Dennis Jones spoke to a legislative subcommittee in Fayetteville Saturday.State Department of Higher Education statistics show 37.6 percent of students who enrolled in a public, four-year university in Arkansas in 2004 graduated from the same school by 2009.

Student lands UALR scholarship

September 29, 2010 LITTLE ROCK — Tera Easter of Batesville received the Ledbetter Non-Traditional Scholarship from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.Easter, who graduated from Cave City High School in 1995, is majoring in liberal arts and is a sophomore.

Student attends engineering camp

September 29, 2010 FAYETTEVILLE — Joshua Shaw of Strawberry was one of 30 students from across Arkansas who participated in the 2010 Alternative Energy Summer Academy, a week-long residential camp at the University of Arkansas.The camp, hosted by the College of Engineering, introduced students to the rapidly growing fields of alternative energy and solar technology while providing a scientific background in electrical and mechanical engineering to help them understand the applications of these fields, according to a news release.