4-H’ers ID trees/seeds, compete in dairy

April 29, 2010 Thirty-two 4-H’ers participated in the countywide 4-H Activity Day event Monday at the Southside Middle School. The contests were: Tree Identification, Horticulture, Seed Identification, and Dairy Recipe. First-place winners from the Activity Day contests will be eligible to compete at the Regional O’Rama in Atkins in June and the Senior contestants will be able to compete at the State O’Rama on the University of Arkansas campus in Fayetteville in July.

Honors college to present awards

April 29, 2010 JONESBORO — The Honors College at Arkansas State University will host the 1st annual Honors Recognition Ceremony & Reception at 5 p.m. May 7 in the Cooper Alumni Center on the ASU-Jonesboro campus. Forty-five graduating honors students will be recognized in the company of their parents, families, guests and university dignitaries.

Progress edition coming

April 29, 2010 The Batesville Daily Guard will again publish its Progress edition this summer. The Progress edition is published every five years and offers updates made in the community, business and agriculture, public service and industry sectors — how they’ve grown, what’s new, what’s been updated, etc. To find out more information on how to list your business, industry, club or organization, call the Guard at (870) 793-2383 to have a form faxed to you, or pick up a form at our office at 258 W. Main St.

Heritage Herb Extravaganza is this weekend

April 29, 2010 Mountain View — The Ozark Folk Center will host the 2010 Heritage Herb Spring Extravaganza Friday and Saturday. Cost is $55 for one day or $95 for two. At-the-door registration will be permitted between 8 and 10 a.m. on both mornings. The Committee of 100 for the Ozark Folk Center will sponsor present Pat Crocker from Ontario, Canada, as special speaker.

Scot Fest winners are announced

April 29, 2010 Winners of competitions at the 31st Arkansas Scottish Festival have been announced as follows: Women’s heavy athletics competition — Susan Mills, first; Breezy Meyer, second; Master’s heavy athletics Division — Timothy Mullally, first; Alan Cash, second; United States Piping Foundation Professional Piobaireachd Qualifier winner — Jimmy Bell of Batesville United States Piping Foundation March/Strathspey/Reel (MSR) Qualifier winner — Jimmy Bell of Batesville Best Attire — Clan MacLeod Best Display — Clan Douglas Best Hospitality — Clan Donald Best Participation — Clan MakGill

Beebe names special justice in West Memphis 3 case

April 29, 2010 LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Gov. Mike Beebe has appointed a special justice to consider the appeal of three men convicted in the 1993 murders of three West Memphis boys. Beebe announced Wednesday that North Little Rock attorney Jeff Priebe (PREE’-bee) would serve as a special justice on the Arkansas Supreme Court for the appeal filed by Damien Echols, Jason Baldwin and Jessie Misskelley. The governor made the appointment after Associate Justice Elana Wills recused from the case.

Big rig overturns, killing driver

April 29, 2010 A 31-year-old Tennessee man died about 6 a.m. Wednesday when the tractor-trailer rig he was driving overturned on U.S. Highway 63 near the Sharp-Fulton county line about four miles north of Hardy, according to Arkansas State Police Cpl. Ronnie Stewart, who investigated the accident. Brian Dewayne Walls of Cordova, Tenn., was southbound and attempting to negotiate a curve when he lost control of the vehicle, running off onto the shoulder of the road, the report said. The driver then overcorrected, causing the 18-wheeler to cross both lanes of the highway before overturning.

First candidates file

April 29, 2010 The first Batesville municipal candidates to file Wednesday afternoon for an elected city position was David Shetron. He is filing for alderman, Ward 2, Position 1. The only other candidate to file was Lindsey Castleberry, who is seeking the position of city attorney. Candidates have until noon May 17 to file for a position on the ballot.

Early voting starts Monday

April 29, 2010 The Independence County Election Commission will meet Friday to set up the voting equipment for early voting and the preferential primary election. The meeting will be at 10 a.m. at the courthouse. Early voting begins Monday, 15 days before the primary election, between the hours of 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Saturday and ending at 5 p.m. on May 17. Early voting will be held in the conference room in the Independence County courthouse.

Mt. Pleasant sets registration

April 29, 2010 MOUNT PLEASANT — Mount Pleasant Elementary kindergarten and new student registration will be held from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday Kindergarten registration will be held in the kindergarten rooms. To be eligible for kindergarten, the child must be 5 years of age on or before Aug. 15. Parents and guardians are asked to provide their child’s early physical screening development assessment, record of immunizations, Social Security Number and birth certificate.