64 Lyon students confirmed on list

May 28, 2009 Sixty-four students have been named to the spring 2009 Lyon College Dean’s List. To be on the Dean’s List, a student must maintain a 3.75 grade point average or higher while taking a minimum of 12 hours a semester.Arkansas students on the spring 2009 list are:Bald Knob — Steven GoacherBatesville — Marnie Allen-Buckley, Katee Castleman, Megan Creech, Meredith Davis, Shayln Ferrell, Kristin Kelley, Stephanie McSpadden, Sarah O’Neal, Paige PresleyBenton — Meagan Bullock, Gueorguil Tchamkoriyski

Ozarka presents certificate graduates

May 28, 2009 Melbourne — Ozarka College has announced the names of students who graduated with a technical certificate or certificate of proficiency.Students completing their studies with an overall grade point average of 3.75 or higher in a certificate or associate degree program are designated as graduating magna cum laude. Students with a GPA of 3.50 to 3.74 graduated cum laude.Technical Certificates

Artmobile to be in Newport

May 28, 2009 NEWPORT — The Arkansas Arts Center’s Artmobile, a mobile gallery, will be at Arkansas State University-Newport at the Center for the Arts June 2-4. The Artmobile will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. that Wednesday and Thursday and until 6:30 p.m. that Tuesday. Admission is free.

Family & Friends Briefs

May 28, 2009 Church plans revivalPeaceful Harbor Pentecostal Church of God will host a revival Friday through Sunday. Services will begin at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Sunday. The evangelist will be the Rev. Edwina Kidd of northwest Arkansas, a national and international evangelist with the Pentecostal Church of God.The event is open to the public. For more information, call (870) 834-0285 or (870) 698-9214.The church is located at 1705 N. Central Ave., Batesville. Wally Varner is pastor. 

Area Briefs

May 28, 2009 85-year-old bicycle rider injured in crash with car

Wrestling to be in Newark

May 28, 2009 NEWARK — ASWF Wrestling will be in Newark Friday for a benefit show at 7 p.m., according to Judy Butler.The show will feature the Mighty Midgets and other well-known ASWF wrestlers such as Austin Lane, Casino Kid, Ray Ray, Tommy Wayne, Johnny Hawk, Johhny Harper, Demon X, American Degenerates, Tim Hanson, Hot Rod John Ellison and a special appearance by Cedar Ridge’s own Coach Steven Gould.

Employees, alma mater discussed at board meeting

May 28, 2009 NEWARK — At a regular Cedar Ridge School Board meeting May 19, the board recognized Regional Science Fair, Arkansas Fish Art Contest and Stock Market Game participants and awardees, and commended Cheryl Toon, Amanda Wentz, Tina Foster and Regina Shaw for service to the Cedar Ridge School District.Andrea Stewart sang a song that the board adopted as the Cedar Ridge alma mater.

Third man sought in double slaying surrenders

May 28, 2009 NORTH LITTLE ROCK (AP) — State police say a third person of interest has turned himself in for questioning in the slayings of two people whose bodies were found in a vehicle on Interstate 40 in North Little Rock.Twenty-five-year-old Terry Dean Birts of North Little Rock was jailed Wednesday on a prior warrant for failure to appear.The remains of 24-year-old Ahki Hughes and 48-year-old Tammy Lawrence were found on May 9. Both suffered gunshot wounds. State police have not described as suspects Birts and two other people investigators sought.

Music theater opens

May 28, 2009 Batesville’s got talent! That’s something a lot of people have known for a long time, according Elmer and Debbie Cochran, who have opened a venue in downtown Batesville for that talent to be displayed.The Cochrans will be hosting local musical talent with the opening of Simply Southern Playhouse Friday night.

First to graduate

May 28, 2009 To say Tonya Cheslek had unresolved issues from her childhood might be putting it mildly. After her parents split up, she excelled at whatever she could find to get the love and attention she didn’t get at home. She rebelled, and like so many others turned to drugs, which eventually led to a vicious cycle of rehab and falling back off the wagon. Then, last year, she was sitting in a Mississippi jail, facing a possible sentence, when her family bonded her out and brought her to the tiny Swaim Hill community, which is now a home to other women who are in similar situations.