Man dodges Taser first time, succumbs to three direct hits

June 25, 2010 Christopher Armstrong wasn’t going down so easily after banging on the front door of a neighbor, who then called police Thursday morning.  Independence County Deputy Fred Friar said he responded to a call for police help around 11 a.m. to the home of Lee Moser at 1743 Davis Lane where Armstrong was reportedly drunk and causing problems.Moser told police that her next-door neighbor, 44-year-old Armstrong, was beating on her front door and the front of her trailer.

Ozark Heritage Bank awards scholarships to three

June 24, 2010 MOUNTAIN VIEW — Ozark Heritage Bank recently awarded  scholarships to three area students — Hayden Adams of Mountain View, Laken Powell of Timbo and Kati McKnight of Rural Special, said loan officer Darryl Sullivan, who presented the scholarships.Each scholarship is worth $500 and is awarded to applicants with the highest academic, athletic and school participation scores, he said.

Sisters receive honors

June 24, 2010 Sisters Amanda Doster of Greenfield, Ma. and Meredith Doster Edgerton of Boone, N.C., recently received honors and awards in their respective fields of graduate study.They are the granddaughters of Robert and Ellen Ford of Batesville and daughters of Daniel and Rebecca Doster of Tucker, Ga. Doster, a graduate student and teaching assistant at the University of New Hampshire, was the winner of the 19th annual Poet’s Seat Poetry contest in Franklin County, Ma. Her poem was one of almost 200 submitted. She is working toward her master of fine arts with a major in poetry.

Fulcher makes Dean’s List

June 24, 2010 RUSSELLVILLE — Alan Fulcher of Batesville and a graduate of Southside High School, was named to the Dean’s List for the spring 2010 semester at Arkansas Tech University.In order to obtain this honor a student must achieve a 3.5 grade point average or higher and complete at least 12 semester hours.

CC’s Keller named ‘student of excellence’

June 24, 2010 CAVE CITY — Cave City High School student Kristin Keller has been named a student of excellence in foreign language by the United States Achievement Academy, according to a news release. Keller, who was nominated by Spanish teacher Nikki Amos, is the daughter of David and Roxanna Keller of Cave City and granddaughter of Angie and Jim Smith of Cave City, Darell and Loretta Hays of Batesville, and James and Gloria Keller of Pleasant Plains.Keller will be featured in the United States Achievement Academy’s official yearbook which is published nationally.

Peyton graduates from UCM

June 24, 2010 WARRENSBURG, Mo. — Whitney Peyton of Batesville graduated from the University of Central Missouri May 7 with a master of science degree. More than 1,000 students met their graduation requirements and were eligible to participate in the ceremonies.

McIntosh earns 4.0 GPA

June 24, 2010 FORT SMITH — Joshua McIntosh of Newark has been announced to the University of Arkansas-Fort Smith’s Dean’s List for the spring 2010 semester, according to Dr. Ray Wallace, provost and senior vice chancellor.McIntosh earned a 4.00 (straight-A) grade point average.

Scholarship available to children of selected deceased veterans

June 24, 2010 WASHINGTON, D.C. — The children of military personnel who died in the line of duty since Sept. 10, 2001 can apply for an educational scholarship similar to the new Post-9/11 GI Bill. Benefits are retroactive to Aug. 1, 2009.The scholarship, which is administered by the Department of Veterans Affairs, are named after Marine Gunnery Sgt. John David Fry, 28, a Texas native who died in Iraq in 2006 while disarming an explosive. He is survived by three young children.

Church to host homecoming

June 24, 2010 SALADO — Salado Baptist Church will have homecoming services Sunday.The morning worship service will be at 11 a.m. David Wesley will bring the morning sermon.A potluck will follow. Singing and fellowship will follow the meal.The event is open to the public.

Man charged with renting computer, then pawning it

June 24, 2010 Warrants have been issued for two Batesville residents charging them with felony theft of property, according to affidavits filed with the Independence County Circuit Court Clerk’s Office.Michael E. Kourakis, 20, is charged with a class C felony after he allegedly rented a Compaq laptop computer from Rent A Center and then pawned it at S&R Pawn shop, according to sheriff’s investigator Brian Luetschwager.“I was able to match the serial number on the laptop (at the pawn shop) to the one stolen from Rent A Center,” Luetschwager said.