Bond has been set at $150,000 for a 19-year-old Batesville man charged with raping a 13-year-old girl, according to a court affidavit filed by Independence County Sheriff’s Detective Mike Mundy.
In the affidavit, Mundy said that on April 17, Deputy Michael Darr was dispatched to the White River Medical Center emergency room where a young girl was reporting that she had been raped.
Mundy said he also went to the hospital and spoke with the girl and her family.
Beatrice Moore doesn’t see it as a job. She sees it as a passionate mission — one that will allow her the best of both worlds.
Make that the best of both countries.
In December, Moore was named the new honorary consul of France for Arkansas, a certified five-year position in which she will serve as a liaison between the state of Arkansas and its French communities.
CUSHMAN — Decades ago, Blowing Cave near Cushman was a hopping place.
“I know at one time the city of Cushman bought a Delco lighting system” for use in the cave for social gatherings, Jim Smith, former Cushman School superintendent and local historian, said. “George Gunther — he was a preacher — was in charge of it. If you wanted to have a dance or meeting down there, he was the one you’d see.”
The lighting system, powered by a gasoline engine and battery system, was portable.
A woman who worked as a substitute teacher has been charged with inappropriate sexual activity with children and is being charged with three counts of felony second-degree sexual assault.
Bond has been set at $100,000 for 50-year-old Rose Marie Roberts of Batesville after a complaint was reported on Feb. 20 to Sgt. John Carroll, the school resource officer for the Batesville School District.
According to Sheriff’s Detective Michael Mundy, Roberts is accused of rubbing the groin area of three children in her class.
POCAHONTAS — Batesville swept the team titles in a junior high track and field meet here Tuesday.
The Junior Lady Pioneers edged the Paragould Junior Lady Rams, 5A-East District foes. The Junior Lady Pioneers totaled 125 points, 20 better than the Lady Rams.
The Junior Pioneers won by a larger margin. They chalked up 119 points to the Rivercrest Junior Colts’ 84.
Batesville’s Natalie Meinzer won the 1,600- and 800-meter races. Maggie Beshears (discus) and Logan Bishop (100-meter hurdles) were the other individual winners.
The Batesville Lady Pioneers kept winning while the Beebe Badgers picked up their second track and field team trophy of the season at Pioneer Stadium on Tuesday night.
With the Lady Pioneers’ First Community Bank-Sara Low Relays title in hand, the 4-time defending Class 5A state champions are unbeaten in six track and field meets this spring.
The Lady Pioneers dominated, scoring 161.5 points more than the second-place Des Arc Lady Eagles (241.5-80). Twelve senior girls teams competed.
Sam Neal of Lyon College and Leo Alvarez of Freed-Hardeman University have been named the TranSouth Athletic Conference Co-Players of the Week and Lyon’s Nick Salahub was named the TranSouth Pitcher of the Week, according to a news release from the conference.
BROCKWELL — The Viola Lady Longhorns defeated the Izard County Lady Cougars 3-0 in the championship game of the Class 1A Region 2 Tournament here Tuesday.
Sarah Taylor pitched six complete innings for Izard County. She allowed three earned runs on three hits, walked three and struck out four.
To get to the title game, Izard County blanked Calico Rock despite not getting a hit. Calico Rock was charged with two errors, as was Izard County.
The Lady Pirates managed three hits, but Taylor didn’t allow a run or walk and struck out eight.
BROCKWELL — A freshman did big things for the Viola Longhorns Tuesday night as they defeated the No. 1 Hillcrest Screamin’ Eagles 4-1 in the championship game of the Class 1A Region 2 Tournament.
The game was originally scheduled to be played in Viola, but wet field conditions forced the movement to Brockwell, home of the Izard County Cougars.
Dolan Johnston blasted a 3-run homer in the bottom of the fifth inning to break a 1-1 tie and set the final score.
BROCKWELL — Izard County High School will host a talent show and dinner at the high school beginning at 6 p.m. May 9 as a fundraiser for the music department’s trip fund.
Admission to the talent show is $2, or $5 for dinner and the show.
Entry fee to be in the talent show is $5 for advance entries by Friday; after that it is $10.
For more information call (870) 258-3142.