Area students receive scholarships from Lyon

April 22, 2009 Six Batesville area students have been accepted for admission to Lyon College and have received scholarships.Megan Holifield, a Batesville High School student, has been awarded an Anderson Scholarship valued at $19,034 per year. She is the daughter of Paul and Karen Holifield of Batesville. Colten McSpadden, a Batesville High School student, has been awarded a Scot Athletic Scholarship valued at $9,000 per year. He is the son of Scott and Jacqui McSpadden of Batesville.

Students serve as pages at Capitol

April 22, 2009 LITTLE ROCK — Several area students have been serving as House pages at the Arkansas State Capitol in Little Rock recently.Fourteen-year-old Jacob Deskin of Batesville also served as a page to James McLean. He is in the ninth grade at Batesville Junior High School. He is the son of Norman Deskin and Maria Deskin. He enjoys swimming, video games and poultry judging.

Honor Rolls

April 22, 2009 Batesville HighThe students listed below made the honor roll for the third nine weeks of the 2008-09 school year at Batesville High School, according to a news release:

Youth ministry to build beach volleyball court

April 22, 2009 An Olympic Beach Volleyball Court is coming to Batesville, according to a news release from Jubilee Family Church Youth Ministries.One of the goals of the ministry is to provide a safe environment for after-school and summer-vacation programs for the youth of Independence County, the release states. These programs are designed to be not only educational, but to also exercise and strengthen the mind and the body. In keeping with that goal, the ministry will soon begin construction of an outdoor beach volleyball court.

UACCB grad recruits family, friends

April 22, 2009 University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville graduate Stephanie Crafton is a self-proclaimed recruitment specialist for the college. Crafton has not only obtained her associate of applied science degree in business services with a focus in computer information systems, but she has recruited around 25 people to attend the institution. Included in that group are Crafton’s husband, Johnny, her father, Duane Massey, and her sister, Lydia Duncan.

Army ROTC cadet gets national award

April 22, 2009 FAYETTEVILLE — Army ROTC cadet Daniel Staggs of Heber Springs, a senior at the University of Arkansas, has received the George C. Marshall Award, entitling him to join senior U.S. military leaders and other top cadets at the George C. Marshall ROTC Seminar April 15-17, in Lexington, Va.

Rhododendron society to hold spring meeting

April 22, 2009 The Ozark Chapter of the American Rhododendron Society will kick off its spring meeting Friday with a tour of two local gardens. At 2 p.m. the society will meet at the Riverside Park pavilion and caravan to the residences of Anne Luster and Faye Bryant, who will show the group their gardens. At 4, the society will tour the garden of Larry Coleman, who was recently elected to the American Rhododendron Society’s national board of directors, and hold a chapter meeting.

Entergy observes Earth Day every day

April 22, 2009 Helping the environment just got a little easier thanks to a new user-friendly Web resource being introduced today by Entergy as part of the company’s celebration of Earth Day 2009.The Web site www.entergy.com/earthday offers customers a home energy and carbon footprint calculator, a personal “green” planner, and kids’ energy-efficiency games.

Church to hold Kirkin’ service

April 22, 2009 First Presbyterian Church of Batesville will hold its annual Kirkin’ o’ the Tartans worship service at 11 a.m. Sunday. The Rev. Bob Cox, pastor of First Presbyterian, will deliver the sermon. Dr. Walter Roettger, president of Lyon, will be a liturgist and conduct the Blessing of the Tartans. The Rev. Leslie Roper, associate pastor, will also be a liturgist.

Cotillion plans local expansion

April 22, 2009 CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The National League of Junior Cotillions, a program of etiquette, character education and social dance training for middle and junior high school students, has announced plans to establish its program in Independence County.“We will be selecting a director for a local chapter who will receive complete training and an exclusive territory for expansion,” said Anne Colvin Winters, national director.The organization currently has directors operating hundreds of chapters in 34 states and currently has active chapters throughout Arkansas.