Four fallen lawmen added to state, US monuments

May 10, 2010 LITTLE ROCK. (AP) — The names of four fallen Arkansas law enforcement officers, including two lawmen killed in a shootout 123 years ago, will be added to the state and national law enforcement memorials this week. Joining the memorials will be Jefferson County jail officer Leonard Sanford Wall, who was fatally beaten by an inmate in January 2010, and Plumerville police officer Joey Cannon, who was shot to death during a traffic stop in June 2009.

Playing with matches reason for church fire

May 10, 2010 A child playing with matches is listed by local authorities as the cause of a small fire that lightly damaged an east Batesville Church Saturday afternoon. Independence County Deputy Bret Ward said he arrived at the Eastside Pentecostal Church at 21st and Neeley streets, shortly after 5 p.m. and the Batesville Fire Department was putting out a small fire under the rear floor of the church. “Upon my arrival, the family living in the parsonage next door was taking their 11-year-old son to the hospital (White River Medical Center) for burns on his left forearm,” Ward said.

New books at Independence County library

May 10, 2010 “Without Mercy,” Lisa Jackson “Solar,” Ian McEwan “The Last Time I Saw You,” Elizabeth Berg “Whiter Than Snow,” Sandra Dallas “The Book of Murdock,” Loren D. Estleman “The Inn at Angel Island,” Thomas Kinkade “The Lake Shore Limited,” Sue Miller “Pearl of China,” Anchee Min “Silver Borne,” Patricia Briggs “Hook, Line and Sinister,” T. Jefferson Parker “Imperfect Birds,” Anne Lamott “At the Gates of Darkness,” Raymond E. Feist “Laughed ’til He Died,” Carolyn G. Hart “Eat the Cookies — Buy the Shoes,” Joyce Meyer “A Captain’s Duty,” Richard Phillips

LOVED project on display

May 10, 2010 DESHA — The LOVED Project Heart Gallery is now on display at Desha Baptist Church located at 2655 Heber Springs Road, Batesville. The Heart Gallery displays professional photos of northeast Arkansas children currently in the foster system waiting on adoption. Photos may be viewed from 8:45 to 11 a.m. and from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Sundays, and from 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays. The LOVED Project Digital Heart Gallery Frames, which feature the same children, are also on display at Riverside Plaza Tanning, Still Life Photography and Southside Grill.

BCT musical begins Thursday

May 10, 2010 Batesville Community Theatre will present its latest musical production, “I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change,” a humorous take on love, at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday and at 2 p.m. Sunday in Holloway Theatre on the campus of Lyon College. Tickets are $8. This production includes adult themes and adult language and may not be suitable for children. Call (870) 613-6055 for more information.

Music show to feature ’60s

May 10, 2010 HORSESHOE BEND — The “Music in the Mountains Show” will be bringing back the 1960s for its upcoming show. The entertainment lineup will include the house band Hwy 289, Tom Machato, David Sherrell, Karen and Richard Tewes, Amy and Darrell Brown, Ed Luedtke, Ron Hart, Jerry Kipper, Brenda Doty and Pam Romine and more. Show time is 6 p.m. Saturday at Horseshoe Bend Theatre, 811 Second St. Admission is by donation, and concessions are available. For more information call (870) 373-3303.

Territorial Days event planned

May 10, 2010 JACKSONPORT — Jacksonport State Park will host “Territorial Days on the White River” this weekend. The park and the Early Arkansaw Re-enactors Association will present an early history reenactment of keelers, hunters, and traders from the frontier days of Arkansas from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the park pavilion on Saturday and from 9 a.m. to noon Sunday.

Cemetery seeks volunteers

May 10, 2010 SANDTOWN — Work day at Lee’s Chapel Cemetery at Sandtown will be at 8 a.m. Saturday. Those attending are asked to bring tools. Anyone who has flowers or other items on the graves that they wish to keep are asked to remove them until after the work day.

Event to honor Merle Travis

May 10, 2010 Mountain View — Ozark Folk Center State Park will host the Thumb Picking Weekend Friday and Saturday. Guest performers Eddie Adcock, Moon Mullins and Ben Hall will pay tribute to Merle Travis, guitarist, songwriter, vocalist, guitar designer and author. He influenced several generations of performers, from Chet Atkins to Marty Stuart. He was a master at the “thumb-picking” style of guitar and recorded several classics, among them the Travis originals “Sixteen Tons,” “Dark as a Dungeon” and “Over by Number Nine” as well as introducing such standards as “Nine Pound Hammer.”

Smith, Crawford to debate

May 10, 2010 Princella Smith of Wynne and Rick Crawford of Jonesboro, candidates for U.S. representative in the First Congressional District Republican Primary, will debate at noon Thursday at Western Sizzlin Restaurant. The debate is sponsored by the Independence County Republican Women’s Club. A Dutch-treat luncheon will be available at 11 a.m. and after the program. The event is open to the public.