Jewelry taken in home burglary; guns untouched

August 10, 2009  A suspect has been named in the theft of approximately $3,500 in jewelry from a home on Coon Creek Road, according to Independence County Deputy Colby Markum.Daniel Boyd Qualls reported his home burglarized sometime between 12:40 p.m. and 4:40 p.m. Tuesday afternoon and several rings, necklaces and assorted other jewelry items were taken.Qualls said he believed the home was entered by someone using a credit card or similar article to get in the front door of his home.

Arrests made; bond set at $100,000

August 10, 2009 HEBER SPRINGS — A tip about the possible location of a stolen four-wheeler in Cleburne County led to three arrests, including one man whose bond was set at $100,000 and another who has Independence County ties, said Cleburne County sheriff’s Det. Kim Bettis.Bettis said when Det. John Hendricks and Deputy Willie Baker responded to the location, they recovered one of two four-wheelers that had been reported stolen over the Fourth of July holiday weekend.

BAAC-on-Main art gallery is exhibiting works by Douglas Harding

August 10, 2009 Batesville Area Arts Council BAAC-on-Main art gallery is exhibiting works by Douglas Harding now through Aug. 21. Harding graduated from Lyon College in 2008 with a bachelor of arts. The Kresge Gallery at Lyon housed a solo exhibit for his works in 2008, and he has participated in the college’s juried exhibits for the past three years. Harding received first place in the sixth annual Lyon College Juried Art Exhibit this year as well as honorable mention in the exhibit in 2008. He received the Honors Convocation Art Award in 2008.

Fulton Co. Fair to be this week

August 10, 2009 SALEM — The Fulton County Fair will run Tuesday through Saturday at the Fulton County Fairgrounds, Highway 62, west in Salem. The fair is celebrating “90 Years of Blue Ribbon Fun” and has some new events scheduled for 2009.Family living and commercial exhibits check in from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday. Flower and horticulture judging will start at 6 p.m. Kenny’s Funland Amusements will open the midway at 6 each night and will have armband night throughout the fair.

Burge to mark 100th birthday

August 10, 2009 CAVE CITY — Eunice Brashers Burge of Cave City will celebrate her 100th birthday with a reception at 2 p.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church in Cave City.She was born Aug. 13, 1909, in Cave City to Jim and Ophelia Matlock Brashers. Her mother died when she was 13, leaving her to raise five younger siblings while her oldest brother helped their father work in the fields. She had to quit school in the eighth grade.

Newark meeting postponed

August 10, 2009 NEWARK — The Newark City Council meeting originally set for Tuesday has been postponed, Recorder-treasurer Joanne Langston said.The meeting has been rescheduled for 6:30 p.m. Thursday in the municipal building.

Chamber head to address AARP

August 10, 2009 Crystal Johnson, president of the Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce, will be the guest speaker at the Batesville chapter of the AARP.AARP meets Tuesday at Western Sizzlin, with the meal starting at 11 a.m. followed by the business meeting at noon. The event is open to all members, guests and anyone interested in joining.

Southside to host open houses

August 10, 2009 SOUTHSIDE — Open house for grades kindergarten through 12th grade will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Aug. 17 at the Southside School District, according to federal/curriculum coordinator Dinah Haertlein.Preschool will have its open house from 6 to 8 p.m. Aug. 18. “Southside welcomes all parents to come and visit with their child’s teachers and to visit our facilities,” including the new elementary building at 2640 Batesville Blvd., Haertlein said.

Southside board to meet tonight

August 10, 2009 SOUTHSIDE — The Southside School Board will meet at 6:30 tonight in the high school cafeteria annex where it will consider accepting letters of resignation from three school employees. Resignation letters from Sandy Norris, special education clerk, Joyce Atkins, elementary teacher’s aide, and middle school custodian, Ed Hamilton, will be considered. The board will also discuss establishing polling sites for the September school elections, consider appointing four school coordinators and adopting a classified calendar for the 2009-10 school year.

Chamber to host breakfast

August 10, 2009 The Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce will host a breakfast open house Tuesday welcoming Crystal Johnson as the new president/CEO.The event will be from 7 to 8:30 a.m. at the chamber, located at 409 Vine St., and is open to the public. Breakfast will be sponsored by Citizens Bank.