Kristen Treadway, the new 1040 Tax Fun Run champion, isn’t new to running.
How else can you describe the life of a 24-year-old homemaker, mother of two and professional boxer.
The annual 5-kilometer race that starts and finishes at Eagle Mountain Elementary fit nicely into Treadway’s training schedule, so that’s why she joined the 100-plus other runners and walkers on this past weekend’s windy, colder-than-expected Saturday morning.
The Lyon Scots baseball team won one of three against the conference-leading Trevecca Nazarene Trojans during a TranSouth Athletic Conference series at Scots Field.
The 3-game series was originally scheduled for Trevecca’s campus in Nashville, Tenn., but the threat of rain forced the move to Batesville.
Undeterred by the unexpected 350-mile trip and an early 3-1 deficit, the Trojans collected a 13-3, 9-inning victory Friday.
Lyon (15-25, 4-13) responded with a 1-0 tilt in Saturday’s opener and then the visitors left town with a 10-0 decision.
The Lyon College Scots earned their first-ever softball win over the Martin Methodist RedHawks Saturday at Scots Field, according to a news release from Lyon’s sports information department.
Then they doubled up.
Tara Mitchell picked up the complete-game victory in the circle for the Scots in the first game, shutting out the RedHawks, 1-0. Mitchell earned her sixth win of the season as she allowed six hits and struck out a pair.
Drunk, disorderly and threatening to kill her husband in front of two cops got a Batesville woman some weekend time in the Independence County jail, according to Sheriff’s Deputy Anthony Carter.
Along with Deputy Jonathan Brown, Carter was sent to a Case Street apartment around 11:15 p.m. Friday after Debra Eloise Corley had called police dispatch saying her husband had beat her up.
FAYETTEVILLE — Samuel Blankenship of Melbourne has been awarded a Chancellor’s Scholarship to study at the University of Arkansas.
Blaken-ship is a senior at Melbourne High School and the son of Gary and Shannon Blakenship of Melbourne. He plans to major in pre-pharmacy.
Chancellor’s Scholarships are among the university’s most prestigious awards, providing up to $8,000 per year towards tuition, fees and on-campus room and board to top students from Arkansas and the nation, according to a news release.
New Horizons Alternative Learning Center is a secondary school of “choice” for students who may require a different approach to accomplish their educational needs and goals.
New Horizons was created in 1994 by the Batesville School District and currently serves 27 students in 7-12 grades.
FAIRFIELD BAY — The second annual Storyfest will be Saturday at the Fairfield Bay Village Place Mall. Storytellers appearing this year are Willie Claflin, Priscilla Howe, Barbara McBride-Smith and Bobby Norfolk.
Tickets can be purchased via www.fairfieldbaystoryfest.com or at the gate. Storytelling begins at 10 a.m. All day tickets for adults 16 and over are $15 per person. All others are free. Follow Storyfest on Twitter or e-mail email@example.com.
When people think of martial arts, more than likely they are picturing tae kwon do. The discipline comes from Korea and is considered the most popular martial arts in the U.S.
A main draw of the sport is the wide range of kicks used. While some other martial arts include kicking techniques, tae kwon do’s strength is founded in it.
CORD — Ray Herring and Shirley Herring, both of Cord, have announced the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Josie Kaye Dee Dee Herring, to Michael James Davis, son of Eddie and Darlene Scroggins of Manila and the late Buddy Davis.
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of the late Warren and Mildred Herring and the late Len Author and Ruby Biggers.
She will graduate from Cedar Ridge High School in Newark in May.
The prospective groom is the grandson of Van and Wanita Davis of Memphis.
He is employed at Nucor Steel Plant in Blytheville.
NEWARK — Newark Assembly of God will have a revival April 24-27.
Services on April 24 are: Sunday school, 9:45 a.m.; worship, 10:45; and evangelistic service, 6 p.m. Services will be at 7 p.m. April 25-27.
The evangelist is Tony Burrow of North Little Rock. The church is located at 9450 Harrison St. in Newark. For more information call (870) 799-3325.
CORD — Hopewell Cemetery at Cord cleanup will be at 8 a.m. Wednesday. Those attending are asked to bring tools.
Rain date is Saturday.
MELBOURNE — The annual workday for the Antioch Cemetery located east of Zion will be Saturday.
Rain date is April 30. Those who are unable to attend but would like to help with a contribution can mail it to Antioch Cemetery Association, c/o Ernestine Marlin, treasurer, P.O. Box 792, Melbourne, AR 72556.