Lunch at Elizabeth’s a ‘tradition’ in downtown Batesville

June 25, 2009 In a world where people eat lunch at their desks, in their cars, or not at all, the lunch experience has been seriously devalued. Fortunately, there are restaurants like Elizabeth’s Restaurant in Batesville that maintain the tradition of lunch as a time for camaraderie, conversation and even a calming, relaxing experience — something you just can’t get at the drive-through.

Service News

June 25, 2009 San Antonio — Army Pvt. Savannah L. Adkins has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson in Columbia, S.C.During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values, physical fitness, and received instruction and practice in basic combat skills, military weapons, chemical warfare and bayonet training, drill and ceremony, marching, rifle marksmanship, armed and unarmed combat, map reading, field tactics, military courtesy, military justice system, basic first aid, foot marches and field training exercises.

Fire chief warns of danger

June 25, 2009 PLEASANT PLAINS — Pleasant Plains Fire Chief Stacy Caplener is asking residents in the southern part of the county to use caution with fires.“We’ve had four grass fires this week alone (Pleasant Plains), and things are getting drier by the day with no forecasts of significant rain anytime soon,” Caplener said.“The Fourth of July is coming up and people will be shooting fireworks and doing cookouts and the fire danger will increase,” he said.

Batesville man held for immigration agents

June 25, 2009  Determined to be in the U.S. illegally, a Batesville man is being held for Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials after he allegedly showed up drunk at the Independence County Sheriff’s Office.Deputy Jeremy Qualls said he was walking across the parking lot at the sheriff’s office around 10 a.m. Monday when 32-year-old Ivan E. Tinoco of 435 Ferrell St. drove into the parking lot, waved him down and started yelling at him, asking if he was working.

Warrant issued for altered prescriptions

June 25, 2009 A 20-year-old Batesville woman is facing felony charges after she allegedly altered a doctor’s prescription for pain medicine, according to an affidavit filed in the Independence County Circuit Court Clerk’s office.In her affidavit, Lt. Brenda Bittle with the Independence County Sheriff’s Office said that a Walmart pharmacist reported the forgery to the sheriff’s office on June 8 after a woman, identified as Jessica L. Engles of Mount Pleasant, dropped off a prescription to be filled.

Former house cleaner charged

June 25, 2009  Liz Kallsnick was filing a forgery report at a local bank when the woman accused of taking Kallsnick’s checks drove up to another branch trying to cash another check, according to documents filed with the Independence County Circuit Court Clerk’s office.Police were dispatched to the west Batesville branch of Citizens Bank on June 17 in reference to a woman, later identified as 20-year-old Samantha Wilson of Batesville, at the drive-up window trying to cash a check reported stolen from her employer, Kallsnick, of Heber Springs.

Area Briefs

June 25, 2009 WRMC surgery team prepares video to be used for training

Concord Fun Day planned

June 25, 2009 CONCORD — Additional plans for the annual Concord Fun Day were approved by the city council during a special meeting Monday, Recorder-treasurer Jayne Pettit said.The fun day actually falls on July 4 this year.A work day has been set for this Saturday at the city park, beginning around 6:30 or 7 a.m. in order to escape some of the heat of the day, Pettit said. Volunteers are welcome to assist city officials in cleaning up the park so it will be ready for the fun day a week later.

Lyon grad to attend Harvard

June 25, 2009 When Braye Cloud graduated from Lyon College in 2005, he knew he was destined for great things. He just wasn’t sure what it would be. “I had no idea what I wanted to do, but I did know that I wanted to do something relevant and meaningful,” he said. The North Little Rock native, who majored in history, French and religion and philosophy, is about to embark on a journey he hopes will lead him to those great things when he begins work this fall toward a master’s degree in public policy at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government.