A Batesville man told police Thursday afternoon he had pulled over to sleep and had not had an accident.
This claim was made even though his car was reportedly on its side in a ditch with the engine running, an outside mirror was broken off, the front bumper had plowed up dirt and one rear tire was several inches off the ground.
Independence County Deputy Patrick Collins said he was dispatched to the accident on Collietown Road around 3:20 p.m. and found 44-year-old Carlin Wade Long, of 25 Knactal Road, passed out inside his 1989 Ford Thunderbird.
Calico Rock — Mathematics students at Calico Rock High School celebrated Pi Day (3-14) by collecting 314 cans of food for the Calico Rock Food Room.
Pi is a mathematical constant whose value is the ratio of any circle’s circumference to its diameter in Euclidean space. This the same value as the ratio of a circle’s area to the square of its radius. It is approximately equal to 3.14159 in the usual decimal notation and is one of the most important mathematical and physical constants.
JACKSONPORT — Jacksonport State Park has scheduled some upcoming activities at the courthouse. Visitors may tour the courthouse after the programs. Admission is $3.25 an adult, $1.75 a child (ages 6 to 12) and children 5 and under free.
For more information, call (870) 523-2143 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Activities are as follows:
FLORAL — Donise Lee Baker and Christopher Wayne Knabe were united in marriage in a private ceremony March 17.
The bride is a Drasco native. She is employed by Clinic Drug Store and is a Premier Designs jeweler.
The groom is a native of Floral and is employed by Green Dental Laboratories in Heber Springs.
The couple’s children are Cameron and Lakrista Knabe and Cody and Sami Baker.
The family resides in Floral.
A wedding reception will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday at Southside Church of Christ, located at 2102 Batesville Blvd.
Thomas and Maggie Windsor have announced the birth of a son at White River Medical Center on March 22, 2009. The baby weighed 7 pounds, 11 ounces and has been named Alexander Thomas Windsor.
Grandparents of the child are Robert and Nina Windsor and Tim and Susan Praught.
Great-grandparents are Tom and Maggie Guinn, Bennet and Loretta Praught and Helen Windsor.
Greg and Sheri Godwin and Logan of Pocahontas have announced the birth of a daughter and sister at White River Medical Center on March 23, 2009. The baby weighed 6 pounds, 11.8 ounces and has been named Abigail Paige Godwin.
Grandparents of the child are Gene and Loretta Godwin and Steven and Charlene Truxler.
Great-grandparents are Raymond and Bessie Sorg.
LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Months before the first tickets are even sold, Arkansas’ lottery is already a political jackpot for many of the people involved.
From the governor who voted against the state-run games to his one-time political rival who spearheaded the campaign to get them on the ballot, plenty of people are going to benefit from the newly enacted games and the massive legislation that will set them up.
It’s like going to Paris, France and there being no Eiffel Tower; but at least I got to see it on my second trip to Las Vegas.
“Les Folies Bergere,” an act that was months shy from turning 50 hung up the headdresses, sequins and feather fans for good Saturday night on the Las Vegas strip.
When 10-year-old Paul Clark’s father was deployed to Iraq last year, Paul had no one to take him fishing.
Dr. Mark Williams immediately stepped in, and that would be just one of many things the local veterinarian would do for the Clark family while National Guard Spc. E-4 Brandon Clark was deployed.
Williams was honored Thursday with a Patriot Award in recognition of “extraordinary support” of the Arkansas National Guard and Reserve.