• Craft school offers course

    MOUNTAIN VIEW — The Arkansas Craft School is offering a continuing education course for classroom teachers July 6-10 at Ozarka College in Mountain View campus.
    Classes are scheduled for 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day.
    The course, limited to 30 participants and designed for K-8 elementary and middle school teachers, will provide a variety of experiences for teachers including guidance in the use of arts and crafts in teaching strategies and hands on skill training in basic craft media.

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  • Christine Asberry

    STRAWBERRY — Namah Christine Asberry, 86, of Strawberry died today, June 9, 2009, in a Batesville hospital.
    Arrangements will be announced by Roller-Crouch-McGee Funeral Home of Cave City.
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  • Donald Wright

    LITTLE ROCK — Donald Neil Wright, 54, of Little Rock died Saturday, June 6, 2009, in Little Rock.
    Arrangements will be announced by Qualls Batesville Funeral Service.

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  • Calvin Richey

    STRAWBERRY — Calvin Richey, 52, of Strawberry died Monday, June 8, 2009.
    Arrangements will be announced by Roller-Crouch Funeral Home of Batesville.
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  • Monica Grey

    Monica Louette Grey, 38, died Sunday, June 7, 2009.
    Born in Cleveland, she was the daughter of Jerry Lee and Diane Colleen Grey.
    Survivors include her mother of Kingman, Ariz.; a daughter, Amanda Kane of Riverside, Calif.; and a brother, James Grey of Tucson, Ariz.
    She was preceded in death by her father.
    No funeral service is planned at this time. Arrangements are by Willis Funeral Service.
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  • John Davis

    HEBER SPRINGS — John Conway Davis, 81, of Heber Springs died Saturday, June 6, 2009, in a Heber Springs nursing home.
    Memorial graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Oaklawn Cemetery in Batesville.
    Visitation will be from 5 to 7 tonight at Olmstead Funeral Home Chapel in Heber Springs.
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  • Service News

    San Antonio — Army Pvt. Bradley W. Altom has graduated from Basic Combat Training at Fort Sill in Lawton, Okla.
    During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission and received instruction and training exercises in drill and ceremonies, Army history, core values and traditions, military courtesy, military justice, physical fitness, first aid, rifle marksmanship, weapons use, map reading and land navigation, foot marches, armed and unarmed combat, and field maneuvers and tactics.

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  • Foul mouthed biker faces traffic charges

    A 19-year-old motorcyclist who reportedly kept up a running dialogue of foul-mouthed abuse against his arresting officer is facing several traffic charges following an incident early this morning.
    Independence County Sheriff’s Deputy Ernie Gillihan said he was parked at St. Louis and Harrison streets just before 2 a.m. when he noticed a man on a motorcycle stop at a yield sign on Lawrence Street and then travel south on St. Louis Street, spinning his back wheel and almost losing control of his bike.

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  • Car, four-wheeler, gun thefts reported

    A Batesville woman who reported her car stolen overnight Sunday later reported it found behind a local restaurant on Monday, according to local authorities.
    Amanda D. Childress of 2615 Neeley St. reported her 2001 Pontiac Grand Prix taken from her yard sometime between 10 p.m. Sunday and 6 a.m. Monday. Childress said her husband discovered it missing when he left for work around 6 a.m. Monday.
    Childress said the doors to the car couldn’t be locked because the keys had recently become stuck in the ignition.

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  • Area Briefs

    Council to discuss utility rates, historic district commission

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  • Inmate accused of taking narcotics

    A jail inmate who was taken to the nurses station for an insulin shot was later found to be in possession of narcotics she had stolen, according to a police report.
    Stephanie Williams of 2564 East Main Street in Batesville faces additional charges, and bond was set at $10,000.
    According to the report, jail administrator Rhoda Dowell said the pills were found missing after jail nurse Bob Barnett counted the narcotics and found methadone was missing and that only one person had been in the nursing station area.

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  • Cellar Door to perform

    Calico Rock — Local rock group Cellar Door will perform at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Calico Rock Music Hall.
    The band has rocked out to full houses during their three prior music hall appearances, according to a news release. The group includes Geoffrey Watts, guitar, on lead; Jeremy Powell on drums; and Erik Edwards on bass and vocals.
    The local trio has continued to work up new material during the evenings at the Music Hall since their last performance and is ready to again share it with local and area rock fans, the release states.

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