Student named to Board of Trustees

May 4, 2010 Bridget Nutt ’10 of Jonesboro has been elected a Young Alumni Trustee by the Lyon College student body. Her two-year term of office begins immediately after commencement. The Board of Trustees has two positions designated for Young Alumni Trustees, who are elected near the end of their senior year. Jordan Lupo ’09 of Pine Bluff is the other Young Alumni Trustee. She has one year remaining on her term. Nutt narrowly defeated Judson Deere ’10 of Benton in the student body election. Nutt was born in Rockport, Maine, and her family moved to Jonesboro when she was 8.

Hillcrest seniors to graduate

May 4, 2010 STRAWBERRY — Hillcrest High School graduation will be at 6 p.m. May 21 in the Lynn campus multipurpose building. Valedictorian is Trisha Noelle Glenn, daughter of Randy and Belinda Glenn of Lynn. She is a member of Beta Club, Future Business Leaders of America, Future Farmers of America, annual staff, SCREAM (drug-free club), Pleasant Hill Missionary Baptist Church, Pleasant Hill Mime Team and Pleasant Hill Youth Group. She participated in and graduated from the Ralph Joseph Youth Leadership program, received an academic distinction scholarship and has been on the honor roll for 13 years.

Campfire snacks to be made

May 4, 2010 HARRISBURG — Lake Poinsett State Park in Harrisburg will host a Kid’s Campfire Cooking Class on Saturday. The event is open to children of all ages interesting in learning fun and easy recipes for campfire snacks. To learn more or to register call the park at (870) 578-2064.

Birders schedule retreat

May 4, 2010 BULL SHOALS — Ozark Birders’ Springtime Retreat will be Friday through Sunday at Bull Shoals-White River State Park in Bull Shoals. The event offers programs for beginner to advanced birders. Activities include guided walks, evening programs, basic birding clinics, lake and river cruises, and children’s programs. Contact the park at (870) 445-3629 for a program schedule.

Spring council to meet

May 4, 2010 The Extension Homemakers spring council meeting will begin with registration at 9:30 a.m. Friday at the Extension office on Myers Street in Batesville. Those attending are asked to bring a dish for the potluck. Ed Mabry will be the guest speaker. The Pfeiffer club will be in charge of registration, and the Charlotte club will take care of decorations. Hosting the meeting will be FANS in Cord.

Strawberry girl wins pageant

May 4, 2010 STRAWBERRY — Emily Huskey, 8, competed in the state America’s Cover Miss pageant last weekend. She won and will be advancing to Nationals in Florida in July. She won Divisional Supreme in her age group as well as placing in the top 15 with overall high points, Most Beautiful, Formal Wear, Casual Wear, Best Fashion, Best Eyes, third place in Disney wear and third in photogenic. She is the daughter of Scott and Wendy Huskey and the granddaughter of Paul and Dorothy Huskey all of Strawberry.

Strawberry FD selling barbecue

May 4, 2010 STRAWBERRY — Strawberry Fire Department will host a barbecue at 5:30 p.m. Saturday in Strawberry Community Center. Cost is $5 for adults, $3 for ages 6 to 11 and free for children under 5. Carry-out meals will be available. An auction will be held and door prizes will be given. All proceeds will go to the fire department.

Choral Singers to perform

May 4, 2010 The University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville Choral Singers’ Spring Concert will be at 6 p.m. Thursday. The event is free and open to the public. The performance will include selections from the Renaissance and also some modern sacred hymns and secular pieces. Marla Bennett, director of the Choral Singers, said, “We are even singing a Jazz tune made popular by the Manhattan Transfer, ‘Route 66.’”

Felon charged in burglary

May 4, 2010 A convicted felon with a history of criminal drug activity has been charged with the theft of guns and a computer from the Batesville home of Steven Jones in April of this year. In a court affidavit filed with the Independence County Circuit Clerk’s Office, Detective Mike Mundy said while investigating the burglary and theft at Jones’ residence, Steven E. Young, 39, of Batesville, was established as a suspect. “During the investigation and based on statements and conversation with Mr. Young, it was determined that Mr. Young was involved in the burglary and theft of property,” Mundy said.

Early voting under way

May 4, 2010 Early voting for the May 18 primary election began Monday in Arkansas and 151 voters in Independence County have already cast their ballots, an official with the clerk’s office said this morning. Meanwhile, four individuals have filed for municipal positions in the county, including Doug Matthews for Ward 2, Position 2; David Shetron for Ward 2, Position 1; Fred Krug, Ward 2, Position 1; and T. Lindsey Castleberry for Batesville city attorney.