Bible Bee scheduled

June 11, 2010 Fellowship Bible Church and Compass Church, both in Batesville, are jointly sponsoring a local Bible Bee competition this summer.This is a 12-week discipleship course for children which culminates in a Bible memory competition in August.Children ages 7-18 are eligible to register online, and then they will receive study materials. The contestants will study the memory verses and the New Testament Bible book of Colossians throughout the summer before competing for prizes in three age divisions.

Quartet will perform

June 11, 2010 MOUNT PLEASANT — Cross Point Quartet will perform at 11 a.m. Sunday at Mount Pleasant Southern Baptist Church.Donations will be taken.The event is open to the public.

Doc to address: ‘What is so great about an annual exam?’

June 11, 2010 Dr. E.J. Jones, board certified obstetrician/gynecologist, will present a free seminar outlining the importance of annual gynecological exams. The seminar will be from noon to 1 p.m. in Conference Room B of the Josephine Raye Rogers Center for Women and Imaging at White River Medical Center.Jones will discuss important health screenings that every women needs for good health as well as risks factors for illnesses that impact women’s health.

HeadHunters to perform

June 11, 2010 The Kentucky HeadHunters will headline the 67th annual White River Water Carnival’s Saturday night show. First Community and Bad Boy Mowers are lining up the Friday night entertainment, and more information will be released at a later date. The water carnival will be Aug. 6-7 in Batesville.

Man arrested on alleged possession of burglary tools

June 11, 2010  Reports of a grown man riding a child’s bicycle in west Batesville led to the arrest of a 53-year-old Batesville man on numerous charges early Monday morning.Independence County Deputy Duane Grice said around 1:30 a.m. he was talking to a woman regarding a report she had filed earlier when she told him of seeing a man carrying a white bag and riding a bicycle along Carter Street before he went behind a building on Central Avenue and then came out walking.

Man charged in shooting involving pregnant woman

June 11, 2010 A man who allegedly fired a shotgun while in the room with his pregnant sister, but said he never meant to hurt anyone, is now facing felony charges.In a circuit court affidavit filed by Independence County Sheriff’s Detective Brian Luetschwager, 36-year-old Christopher A. Treadway is being charged with aggravated assault on a family member and being a felon in possession of guns.

Grievance hearing to be held

June 11, 2010 The Independence County Clerk’s Office has announced there will be a county grievance hearing at 9 a.m. in the Juvenile Courtroom, second floor of the Jess B. Carpenter (library) building on June 18.The hearing is set to determine the facts and render a ruling on the firing/quitting of Independence County judge’s assistant Claudette Jones who claims her constitutional First Amendment Rights were violated by Judge Bill Hicks.The hearing is open to the public.

Radio club schedules meeting

June 11, 2010 The Batesville Area Radio Club will have its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. on June 24.“We will meet in the community room at the First Community Bank located at St. Louis and Harrison streets,” member Cynthia Smith said. The event is open to the public. For more information visit

Board slates early meeting

June 11, 2010 The Batesville School Board will meet at 12:30 p.m. Monday for its June meeting in the district administration building at 955 Water St. Members will consider a lease agreement from the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville for use of a building for a child care facility and recognition of Mitch Wright who is retiring after 32 years in education. Meetings are open to the public.

Bethesda Day is Saturday

June 11, 2010 The Bethesda Community Center will host the annual Bethesda Day on Saturday. This year’s theme is “Sweet Home Bethesda.” Bethesda Day activities begin with the grand parade at 10 a.m. All parade entries need to be at the Bethesda Methodist Church by 9:30 a.m. for line up. This year, Jack and his handler, Ken Callaway, will be Grand Marshal, and Ricky and Cheyenne Ingram will be Mr. and Mrs. Bethesda. The Bethesda Community Center is sponsoring the $25 and $10 cash prizes for the two best floats.