Felon arrested in road hunting incident

February 5, 2010 An arrest is pending in the case of a road hunting incident that occurred Nov. 15, according to an affidavit filed in Independence County Circuit Court.According to Sheriff’s Detective Sgt. Brent Everett, Arkansas Game and Fish Wildlife Officer Ryan Nast received a complaint of road hunting on Cedar Grove Road.A witness told Nast a small gray pickup, with two men inside, drove south on Cedar Grove Road, turned around, then slowly drove north where it stopped and someone shot a deer. The witness said he recognized the passenger as Harold Girtman.

Ozarka’s Culinary Arts to host Valentine Dinner

February 5, 2010 Melbourne —  The Ozarka College Culinary Arts Department will hold its annual Valentine gourmet dinner on Feb. 11th.  This dinner will be reserved seating only in the lobby of the John E. Miller Auditorium.

Calvary calls interim pastor

February 5, 2010 Calvary Baptist Church, Batesville, has called the Rev. Frank Shell as interim pastor. The church’s former pastor, Stefan Eubanks, left last July. Shell will be filling the pulpit, bringing the message each Sunday morning, Sunday evening, as well as leading the Wednesday midweek prayer meetings. Calvary’s worship services are at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. on Sundays with the midweek prayer meeting at 6:30 p.m. each Wednesday.The church is located at the corner of 18th and Lyon streets in Batesville. More information can be found at www.calvarybatesville.net.

School: ‘Remember Haiti’ by wearing red, blue Feb. 12

February 5, 2010 LITTLE ROCK — Clinton School students, faculty and staff are encouraging people throughout Arkansas and the country to join them to remember the victims of the Haitian earthquake by wearing red and blue, the colors of Haiti, on Feb. 12.A month after the 7.0 magnitude earthquake that killed and injured thousands on Jan. 12, the school hopes this gesture will remind Americans to continue to donate to aid organizations and support those working to help Haiti recover.

Guard special section nets award

February 5, 2010 A special section in the Batesville Daily Guard has been recognized by the Arkansas Festivals & Events Association.The winners of the 2009 ALFiE Awards, sponsored by the Arkansas Festivals & Events Association, were announced at the Association’s 26th Annual Conference held at the North Little Rock Chamber of Commerce on Feb. 1. The ALFiE Awards, “Arkansans Love Festivals & Events,” honor the best and brightest of Arkansas’s festivals and special events, according to a news release.

Fish, chicken dinner is tonight

February 5, 2010 HUTCHINSON MOUNTAIN — A fish and chicken dinner will be held from 3 to 7:30 p.m. today at the Hutchinson Mountain Community Center. Tickets for the all-you-can-eat buffet are $8 for adults and $4 for children 11 and under.

JP to consider reappointments

February 5, 2010 ASH FLAT — Board reappointments will be considered when the Sharp County Quorum Court meets at 6 p.m. Monday in the main courtroom in the courthouse in Ash Flat, said County Judge Larry Brown.Jayne Abele will be considered for reappointment to the county’s library board and the Cherokee Village Waterworks Facility directors will recommend someone to be reappointed to that board, Brown said.In other business, Richard Lloyd has asked for a discussion concerning an ordinance on house numbering.

Water authority plans meetings

February 5, 2010 SOUTHSIDE — The Southside Public Water Authority board will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday in the Southside Middle School Cafetorium at 70 Scott Drive to discuss possibly making a second request to the Corps of Engineers for repair work along the White River embankment near the authority’s water intake at Batesville, Manager John Richardson said.The embankment was heavily damaged by floods during the past couple of years. The Corps of Engineers denied the first request.

Cave City Bass Club to set 2010 tournament schedule

February 5, 2010 CAVE CITY — The Cave City Bass Club will meet at 6 p.m. Monday at Spring Valley Auto Sales at the intersection of spring Valley road and U.S. Highway 167, said tournament director Ron Watkins.A 2010 tournament schedule will also be set. “It is very important that we get as many of last year’s members to attend this meeting as possible because we have a lot of things to cover,” Watkins said.Club officers for 2010 will be elected and the group will review, discuss and, if necessary, change or update current rules.

Gala rescheduled

February 5, 2010 Main Street Batesville’s Winter Gala, postponed due to the weather, has been rescheduled for 7 p.m. Feb. 20 at Elizabeth’s Restaurant, 231 E. Main, Batesville. Tickets are available for $25 and can be purchased at Thompson’s Jewelry, Citizens Bank or Main Street Batesville. Silent and live auction, refreshments, and entertainment will add to the festive evening, according to Paula Grimes, executive director. All proceeds benefit Main Street Batesville.