Free movie to be screened

May 27, 2010 Jubilee Family Church in Batesville will host a free drive-in movie at 9 p.m. Friday.“The Kid” starring Bruce Willis will be projected in high definition onto the church’s 25-foot outdoor screen. Viewers may tune in 88.1FM for the audio. If it rains, the movie will be shown inside.Concessions such as popcorn, candy and soft drinks will be for sale from the Jubilee Family Church Children’s Ministries, or viewers may bring their own snacks.

Treadway Reunion set

May 27, 2010 SULPHUR ROCK — The Treadway Family Reunion will begin at 1 p.m. Sunday in the Sulphur Rock City Hall, according to a news release.Joseph and Susan Britt Treadway with Susan’s parents John W. and Ester D. Britt moved to the Gainesboro community in Independence County in the mid-1860s,” the release states. “The log house they built still stands about five miles north of Sulphur Rock.”Joseph and Susan Treadway are buried in Mac’s Chapel Cemetery east of Sulphur Rock, where many of their children and grandchildren are also buried.

Church shows growth

May 27, 2010 VIOLET HILL — Fairview Missionary Baptist Church in Violet Hill held a groundbreaking ceremony Sunday.The church was organized May 4, 1878.The building was destroyed by a tornado in 1950, and the current sanctuary was rebuilt in 1953. Two wings have been added since then, one serving as classrooms and the other as the current fellowship hall.Randy Bailey became pastor of the church in February 2009. Over the last year, attendance has grown from about 35 to 120, with several professions of faith in Jesus Christ and 24 baptisms.

Harding to host ‘Girls State’ for 20th year

May 27, 2010 SEARCY — Harding University will host the 67th session of Arkansas Girls State Sunday through June 4. This will be the University’s 20th year to host the event, and nearly 900 girls from across the state are expected to attend.Girls State is a program orchestrated by the American Legion Auxiliary Department of Arkansas to provide opportunities for outstanding high school juniors to participate in hands-on citizenship training.

Employee charged with forging business checks

May 27, 2010 Forged checks in the amount of $7,667.08 belonging to Aerotech machine Corporation have been credited to the actions of a Cave City woman employed by the company, according to an Independence County Circuit Court affidavit.Ten counts of second degree forgery have been filed against 45-year-old Patricia Penn after she allegedly forged company checks made out to herself and an acquaintance, Sheriff’s Lt. Brenda Bittle said in the affidavit.

Rosie man charged with felony theft, fraud

May 27, 2010 A Rosie man, 21-year-old Jessan A. Taylor, has been charged with one count of theft of property, 11 counts of attempted fraudulent use of a credit card, and four counts of credit card fraud, according to a court affidavit filed by Independence County Sheriff’s Lt. Brenda Bittle.Bittle said that Ron Erwin reported his wallet, containing $300, a debit card, credit cards, a driver’s license and miscellaneous other papers, was stolen from his home in February.

One arrest in burglary, another pending

May 27, 2010  Bond has been set at $20,000 for a 19-year-old Batesville man charged with burglarizing A & A Auto and Pawn at 3242 Harrison St. in Batesville earlier this month.According to a court affidavit, filed by Independence County Sheriff’s Detective Bobby Moser, Sheriff’s Cpl. Ernie Gillihan took the burglary and theft report on May 16, noting that the garage door of the business was open and a nearby door had been kicked.“There were several tools taken from the garage area which included two Century welders, a vehicle code scanner, and various hand tools,” Moser said.

Local auto theft suspect arrested in LR

May 27, 2010  A 31-year-old Beebe woman, wanted in Batesville on charges of auto theft, theft of property and fraudulent use of a credit card, has been arrested in Little Rock, local authorities said.Independence County Sheriff’s Detective Jeff Sims said the charges against Dana M. Green stemmed from an incident earlier this month when Green reportedly borrowed a car belonging to Joseph Palmieri and never brought it back.


May 27, 2010 Incorrect information was provided in Tuesday’s Guard concerning the Ms. Wheelchair 5K. 5K entry fees should be sent to Ms. Wheelchair 2010 5K Run/Walk Race, 169 W. Ross St., Batesville, AR. 72501. Donations are to be sent to Ms. Wheelchair 2010, P.O. Box 96, Cave City, AR.  72521.

Dispatcher sues ex-boss, county

May 27, 2010 JONESBORO (AP) — The Greene County sheriff and county officials have been sued by a former dispatcher who alleges she was fired in retaliation for a sexual harassment report against a co-worker.According to the federal complaint filed in Jonesboro, Audra Gunn accused Sheriff Dan Langston of terminating her employment last year because of her gender, in retaliation for her “opposition to gender discrimination” and for exercising her free speech rights.