Bass tourney moved due to weather

May 21, 2010 Rainy weather and the forecast for additional rain is playing havoc with the Batesville Bassmasters’ weekend schedule, secretary Colin Patterson said. “Due to the weather forecast, we’re moving our tournament Saturday to Greers Ferry Lake, out of Hill Creek Ramp,” Patterson said Thursday afternoon. “The time will be the same — from 6 a.m. until 3 p.m.” The tournament was originally scheduled for the White River and Ramsey Slough, but the tournament location had to be moved for safety reasons, Patterson said.

Deer harvest numbers look great

May 21, 2010 LITTLE ROCK — During Thursday’s monthly meeting of the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, commissioners were briefed on the state’s recent deer season harvest, said commission spokesman Keith Stephens. “Brad Miller, AGFC deer program coordinator, told the commission the harvest was up again from the 2008-09 season,” Stephens said. “For the second consecutive year, Arkansas deer hunters harvested almost record numbers of deer in The Natural State. Last year, hunters checked about 185,000 deer.

Burleson earns law degree

May 21, 2010 LITTLE ROCK — Kenneth Burleson of Marcella received his juris doctor degree from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock’s William H. Bowen School of Law in commencement and hooding ceremonies held Saturday in Little Rock. Burleson is the son of Carl and Kathy Burleson and earned his bachelor’s degree in marketing from Arkansas State University. He graduated from Bowen with honors.

Student named to honor roll

May 21, 2010 SALINA, Kan. — Christina Dick of Quitman has been named to the spring 2010 Dean’s Honor Roll at Kansas Wesleyan University. Students who have a semester grade point average of 3.25-3.74 and who have no incompletes are listed on the Dean’s Honor Roll at the end of each semester.

Williams releases lists

May 21, 2010 Walnut Ridge — Williams Baptist College has released the names of students on the President’s and Dean’s Lists for the 2010 spring semester. The President’s List includes those full-time students who achieved a perfect 4.0 grade point average. Area students on the list include: Bradford — Kristina Blue Concord — Kindalh Mayfield Mountain View — Kelsey Burns Smithville — Kalie Durham, Jessica Jarrett. The Dean’s List is comprised of those with at least a 3.5 GPA. Area honorees include: Ash Flat — Lily Tompkins Cave City — Journey Byler

ASUMH recognizes students

May 21, 2010 MOUNTAIN HOME — Arkansas State University-Mountain Home has announced its honor roll for the spring semester. Those on the Chancellor’s List are full-time students whose grade point average for the semester is a 4.0. Area students include: Ash Flat — Samantha McNulty Calico Rock — JoAnna Jarosz Cherokee Village — Jeffrey Richards Elizabeth —Alyssa Robbins Salem — Leea Browning St. Joe — Lauralyn Terherst Wideman — Ethan Morehead. Those on the Vice Chancellor’s List made a GPA of 3.6-3.99 and include: Cherokee Village — Kayla Dennis Melbourne — Jennifer Tunnicliff

Boyfriend accused of taking money from lockbox

May 21, 2010 Cash in a lock box at his girlfriend’s parent’s house reportedly was too tempting for a Batesville man who needed to pay the sales tax on his car. Shawn M. Morris, 19, of Batesville was named as a suspect when money came up missing from the home between May 7 and May 10 while the family was out of town, according to a court affidavit filed by Independence County Sheriff’s Detective Brian Luetschwager. “The victims said they noticed an envelope that contained what was estimated at $3,000 to be missing from a lock box hidden in a closet,” Luetschwager said.

Cattle truck overturns

May 21, 2010 A Kentucky truck driver escaped uninjured when his cattle hauler overturned on rain slick Highway 25 early Thursday morning. Some of his cargo was less fortunate, according to David Jones with the Arkansas State Police. Jones said Ricky Whitley, 24, of Cumberland, Ky. had just left the Charlotte sale barn with a load of cattle and headed west on Highway 25 when he failed to negotiate a curve just east of the Moorefield cutoff. “He was attempting a curve and lost control of his 2000 Peterbilt, crossed the center line and overturned, sliding off the highway,” Jones said.

Habitat for Humanity accepting applications for next home recipient

May 21, 2010 Independence County Habitat for Humanity is seeking a new family for its next project. The application process is now open for the third family to be chosen by the local Habitat chapter, according to Lucinda Elms. A third family had been chosen about the same time as the second family, and both were announced in February 2009. However, Elms said the third family did not want to wait that long and was able to get their finances in order to purchase a home on their own. This opens the door for a new family to be selected to receive a house.

Exhibit to showcase state’s historic bridges

May 21, 2010 FAYETTEVILLE — May is Arkansas Heritage Month, and the 2010 theme is “Roads Less Traveled: The Enduring Heritage of Rural Arkansas.” To celebrate, an exhibit of photographs by Maxine Payne titled “God Willin’ and the Creek Don’t Rise: Arkansas Historic Bridges” is currently on display in Mullins Library on the University of Arkansas campus. One of the bridges featured is in Stone County.