NEW YORK (AP) — Former Arkansas Razorback and Arkansas Hall of Fame member Ronnie Caveness will be among the 12 players elected to the College Football Hall of Fame.
The other inductees are the late Pat Tillman (Arizona State), Heisman Trophy winner Desmond Howard (Michigan), Dennis Byrd (North Carolina State), Ray Childress (Texas A&M), Randy Cross (UCLA), Sam Cunningham (USC), Mark Herrmann (Purdue) Clarkston Hines (Duke), Chet Moeller (Navy), Jerry Stovall (LSU) and Alfred Williams (Colorado).
Tony Roepcke, coach of the Atlas Asphalt Highwaymen, said there are reasons for high expectations for Batesville’s AAA American Legion baseball team.
The Highwaymen and the expectations will get a stern test when the first pitch of the season is thrown Tuesday night at the North Complex. The opponents are the Jonesboro Ricemen, defending champions of the Zone 2 and state tournaments. Ricemen went 32-12-2 last summer. They defeated Bryant 8-6 in the state championship game.
LITTLE ROCK -— Hunters can voice their opinions about the upcoming Arkansas waterfowl hunting regulations and seasons at one of six public meetings to be held around the state from 7-9 p.m. Tuesday.
These meetings are part of the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s hunting regulation setting process. They will give hunters and other interested parties the opportunity to make comments and proposals on the 2010-11 waterfowl hunting seasons.
HOT SPRINGS — FLW Outdoors and the Hot Springs Convention and Visitors Bureau announced Tuesday Hot Springs will once again host the Forrest Wood Cup, the world championship of bass fishing, Aug. 11-14, 2011, on Lake Ouachita.
The last time the Forrest Wood Cup, the sport’s premier event, was held in Hot Springs was 2007 and Scott Suggs of Bryant, Ark., made professional fishing history winning the first $1 million first-place cash prize.
George Mack Brickell, an Evening Shade native, is among the sailors in the photo above and on page 9, but his son, also named George Mack Brickell, of Batesville, so far has been unable to pick out his father.
The elder Brickell’s military service story is remarkable because due to a paperwork error, he remained listed on active duty in World War I on through World War II, the Korean War and into the Vietnam War.
TEXARKANA, Ark. (AP) — Former Garland City Mayor Yvonne Dockery told a federal judge Thursday that her court-appointed attorney may not adequately defend her because he fears the federal government.
Dockery appeared before U.S. District Judge Harry Barnes for a status hearing in a criminal mail fraud case accusing her of mishandling city funds for her own profit.
“I don’t think it’s that he don’t want to help me,” Dockery said of Texarkana defense attorney Jeff Harrelson. “But I think he is afraid of the system because he’s afraid of the federal government.”
• The 61st annual Fulton County Homecoming Festival at Salem will get under way with a fish fry at the Salem Senior Citizens Center and a barbecue dinner on the court square from 7 to 10 p.m.; 4-H Apple Pie Baking Contest and Auction at 7:30 on the south side of the court square followed by a street dance at 8.
Mildred Bower, 93, of Batesville died Wednesday, May 26, 2010, in a Batesville nursing home.
Born April 6, 1917, in Huff, she was the daughter of Virgil and Otha Rudtledge Burgess. She was of the Baptist faith.
Survivors include a son, Stanley Bower of Southside; a daughter, Diana Hooton of Fountain Valley, Calif.; five grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Stanley Bower Sr.; and two brothers, Burl Burgess and Virgil Burgess.
The funeral service and burial will be private.
FORT SMITH — The long, tiresome wait was finally over.
Approximately 50 Airmen from the Arkansas Air National Guard’s 188th Fighter Wing returned Tuesday from an Aerospace Expeditionary Force deployment to Kandahar Airfield in Afghanistan.
The group touched down at Fort Smith Regional Airport at 4:02 p.m. in a Boeing C-17 Globemaster III from Charleston Air Force Base, S.C.
The AEF mission was the 188th’s first combat deployment as a unit with A-10 Thunderbolt II “Warthogs” since it officially began a transition to A-10s from F-16C Falcons on April 14, 2007.
The Lyon College music faculty, in cooperation with the North Central Arkansas Educational Service Center and the Batesville Choral Society, will present the first ever Batesville Bach Festival July 14-16, with a performance of Bach Cantata No. 61, “Nun Komm der Heiden Heiland,” on Friday, July 16, at 7:30 p.m. in Brown Chapel at Lyon College.
The workshop is designed for music teachers and students.
The Foxy Ladies of White River Red Hat Society hosted its annual Spring Fling May 18 at Batesville Country Club.
As members entered the foyer dressed in their festive island attire, they were met by Danny Dozier with his ukulele amidst colorful island decor.
Norene Trentini, queen mother, welcomed the members and guests with an aloha in keeping with the event’s theme of “A Getaway to the Islands.”
A few moments were set aside to recognize the death of Red Hat member Shirley Cobb. Trentini read a poem and a moment of individual silent prayer was held.