• Board OKs raises, personnel changes, opens bus bids

    CAVE CITY — Employees of the Cave City School District will get paid more next term, Superintendent Steven Green said.
    The school board agreed earlier this week on the increases, which will amount to a $292 increase for each certified employee. Classified employees also get raises.
    All the raises are based on a 1 percent increase of the base rate for a beginning employee in that position.
    Special education and assistant bookkeeper/administrative secretary positions were added to the classified salary schedule.

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  • Blind boy shares his world

    Coby Turney sees the world through his fingertips, and he doesn’t mind sharing.
    The 8-year-old reads, writes, plays piano, keeps time on the tambourine and joins his friends on the playground.
    The only difference is that he is blind.
    “This is the ruler I use to measure things with,” Coby, a third-grader at Cave City Elementary, said to the Eagle Mountain Elementary class Tuesday, holding up a black plastic ruler with Braille on it.

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  • Pest to head tourist panel

    The board of directors of the Ozark Gateway Tourist Council has elected officers for the 2009-10 fiscal year, which begins July 1.
    Bob Pest of Independence County will serve as president, Adam Davis of Fulton County as vice president and Ginger Johnson of Independence County as secretary/treasurer.
    Also at the board’s regular quarterly meeting on Monday, it honored outgoing president Charlie Morris for his outstanding service to the organization.

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  • Building vandalized

    All the weekend visitors to the Fellowship Bible Church construction site on Main Street in Batesville didn’t come to work or pray.
    They came to play, as evidenced by graffiti and damage done to the work site.
    Around 7:30 a.m. Monday, Independence County Deputy Patrick Collins was dispatched to 332 E. Main where the former Landers Theater is being renovated to be the new home of the local church.

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