State board names Wells

April 28, 2010 PLEASANT PLAINS — Midland High School library media specialist Karen Wells has been appointed to the Arkansas Association of Instructional Media board, according to a news release. As a member, Wells will work to improve the use of instructional technology and media in the state’s public schools and continue to promote current innovations in library media. She will serve as a voting member for the group of professional educators dedicated to the improvement of education through the use of technology and media.

Batesville teen selected as ACH ambassador

April 28, 2010 Belinda Bube, 18, of Batesville will represent Arkansas Children’s Hospital as an ambassador, according to a news release. Bube and 14 other patients were introduced as ambassadors at a recent luncheon in their honor. Those selected are a group of current and former ACH patients nominated and chosen by hospital staff, board members and volunteers to serve as ambassadors and advocates for Arkansas Children’s Hospital. As an ambassadors Bube and her family will share their experiences with the hospital at special events and in printed materials for one year.

Students win at local, WBC science fair

April 28, 2010 LYNN — Hillcrest Elementary students recently participated in a science fair at the Lynn elementary campus. Best of Show for the kindergarten through second-grade division was second-grader Mickayla Smith. Individual winners in kindergarten were Bradley Osburn, first place; Bryson Doyle, second; Josalyn Pritchett, third; Samera Orrantia, honorable mention. First-grade winners were Emma Howard, first place; Phoebe Lamb, second; Lakota Roberts, third; Clayton Hendrickson, honorable mention.

Fox Trot University slated for May 7-8

April 28, 2010 AVA, Mo. — Professionals of the Missouri Fox Trotting Horse Breed Association will present Fox Trot University during the association’s annual education weekend May 7 and 8, said Donna Watson, events and facilities manager. “They will present clinics for judges and dqp’s as well as riders of all levels and disciplines including: performance beginner, intermediate and advanced, model, versatility and trail riding safety and etiquette,” Watson said (dqp is a horse show term that stands for “designated qualified person”).

Hillcrest FFA Sweetheart Shelby Huskey, others recognized during chapter banquet

April 28, 2010 STRAWBERRY — Graduating senior Shelby Huskey was recognized as Hillcrest High School FFA Sweetheart as the school’s Future Farmers of America Chapter held its annual banquet Thursday in the cafeteria on the Strawberry campus. Corbin Sturch, an eighth-grader, played the bagpipes outdoors as guests arrived and departed. Parliamentary procedure team members and current FFA officers leading in the opening ceremony were Josh Mayland, Hunter Durham, Katelyn Hammock, Samantha Blevins, Ryan Anderson, Cody Doyle, Alan Dixon and Shelby Huskey.

Cattle need minerals more than ever this time of year

April 28, 2010 Lush pastures will normally provide spring-calving herds with all the protein and energy  they need. What the forages often lack are minerals, according to the Cooperative Extension Service, University of Arkansas. Mineral needs increase dramatically in the spring, especially for females after calving. Cows and heifers need minerals to produce milk for their newborn calves.

Memorial to be held for longtime Heber Springs resident

April 28, 2010 HEBER SPRINGS — A longtime Heber Springs resident will be remembered at 2 p.m. Saturday at a short ceremony and memorial tree planting at the William Carl Garner Visitor Center. Lyon College Philosophy Professor Dr. Martha Beck and honor society students will also plant the Lisa Jayne Butterworth-Davis memorial tree. Davis died in 2008 from ovarian cancer. The memorial ceremony is open to the public. Davis’ husband, Billy Joe, and their son Sam, along with Lyon College are using the event as an opportunity to increase awareness of ovarian cancer.

Fast getaways: Motorcycle, horse reported taken from Newport Rd.

April 28, 2010 Two thefts on Newport Road last week both involved modes of transportation — just widely different kinds. A 2003 Suzuki motorcycle was taken from a residence overnight Sunday. Daniel Martin said he parked the bike between two other vehicles at the residence around midnight and when he came back for it around 11 a.m. Monday it was missing. Martin said the keys were not in the bike when it was stolen. The bike is valued at $5,000, according to Martin.

Bonds set in chase, other LawCo cases

April 28, 2010 WALNUT RIDGE — A $20,000 bond was set Thursday for a Melbourne man who led law enforcement officers on a high-speed chase through parts of Craighead, Greene and Lawrence counties one week ago, Lawrence County sheriff’s Capt. Jody Dotson said. The chase began after officers tried to stop Matthew Hawkins, 31, for unauthorized use of a vehicle. Following the chase, in which a deputy’s patrol car was struck by the vehicle Hawkins was driving, Hawkins was charged with aggravated assault, fleeing, criminal mischief, reckless driving and driving on a suspended license.

Habitat seeks donations for sale

April 28, 2010 Habitat for Humanity of Independence County will host its third annual yard sale to raise money to build the second Independence County Habitat house. The sale will be from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 424 E. Main St. in Batesville Organizers are now seeking donations. Items may be dropped off at St. Paul’s from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday and Friday and may include furniture, tools, books, antiques, household items, linens, small appliances, musical instruments, dishes, outdoor furniture, home décor, crafts, cooking utensils, etc. No clothing will be accepted.