Tools, ATVs and lawn equipment valued at $15,590 were reportedly the target when a storage shed on Antioch Road was broken into sometime Jan. 27.
Autumn Terrel told Deputy Phillip Pickett that her family left home around 8 a.m. going to school and work and when her nephew arrived home from school in the afternoon he called her to say the shop building had been broken into and things were missing.
According to Terrel she has an alarm system on the building but the alarm was not activated.
“I observed no forced entry to the building,” Pickett said.
Two of the main defendants in a lawsuit over a shooting complex north of Batesville have been dismissed.
Thursday, arguments were presented to Circuit Judge Tim Weaver, who ruled from the bench to dismiss the city of Batesville (and by association, Rick Elumbaugh in his capacity as mayor) as well as the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission (and Loren Hitchcock as director of the AGFC).
Elvin Girtman, owner of E & B Bigger Burger, said he was dressing a burger when he heard a loud crash and looked up to see a car heading right at him as it crossed the parking lot of the business on North Central Ave. around 11 Tuesday morning.
“I heard the crash when it hit the sign out front and tried to get out of the way, but I didn’t have time,” Girtman said later.
The car’s impact with the corner of the building where Girtman was working knocked him off his feet, peppering him in the face with broken glass which flew throughout the front of the building.
Finding food, shelter, clothing and eventually jobs is the focus of those wanting to help the homeless, but a proposed location poses a $33,000 problem for one organization.
Monday night’s meeting at First Community Bank to discuss the homeless in Batesville was well-attended with standing room only, however, one city councilman was offended by remarks aimed at the neighborhood he lives in and also represents.
The Batesville Area Radio Club met Jan. 26 with 28 persons present.
Members were encouraged to volunteer for being net control operators. Planning is under way to replace several items at the repeater site. Chairmen have been selected for planning committees for Field Day and Hamfest. A car wash to raise funds is tentatively scheduled for June. A webmaster was appointed for the club. He has agreed to do a demonstration of the website at the next meeting.
SOUTHSIDE — The Southside Afterschool 4-H Club held its regular meeting on Jan. 23 at Southside Elementary School. The club meets each Monday in the school cafeteria. Nine members were present.
The club elected officers for the 4-H year. They are: Tanner Sherrill, president; Pierce Duncan, vice president; Kera Martin, secretary; Riley Haigwood and Shayla Gillmore, song leaders; Brittany Sutterfield and Abrianna Hughey, recreational leaders; Madison Gillmore and Eryn Sherrill, photographers; and Payton Reinhart, reporter.
The Batesville School District Parents As Teachers program will host a free family literacy night at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Batesville preschool, 1900 Lyon St.
“We will have all sorts of wonderful Valentine crafts for you and your child to create together, Lorrie McClure, PAT coordinator, said. Every child will receive a free book and refreshments will be served.
February’s Family Reading Night will be from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Batesville Preschool, located at 1900 Lyon St. in Batesville.
The event is open to all families with children age birth to 5.
Food, book giveaways, crafts and speakers will be included in the evening.
The hosts are Independence County Junior Auxiliary, Parents as Teachers and Ozark Foothills Literacy Project.
CAVE CITY — A benefit yard sale will be held at 8 a.m. Saturday at Cave City Middle School Gymnasium.
All proceeds will go toward the remaining funeral costs and headstone for Brylee Verser, 15, who died July 27, 2011.
Donations of crafts or baked goods may be dropped off beginning at 4 p.m. Friday at the middle school gym.
For more information or to have donations picked up, call (870) 612-2492 or (870) 307-4838.
PLEASANT PLAINS — Brothers Forever, a gospel group performing a blend of modern and traditional songs, will appear at 10:45 a.m. Sunday during the worship service at First Assembly of God Church, located at 7477 Batesville Boulevard in Pleasant Plains.
The group was nominated for Group of the Year at the Christian Music Hall of Fame/Visionary Awards 2010 and for Favorite Male Group at the Southern Gospel Fan Fair in 2007. They have had several top hits on the Top 40 Chart on Southern Spin, Gospel Music News, the Singing News Chart and Southern Gospel News.