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.

Single’s ministry to meet

February 5, 2010 Matthew 6:33 single’s ministry will meet at 6:33 p.m. Saturday at First Community Bank in the George Rider Community Room, 1325 Harrison St., Batesville.The event is free and open to all Christian singles age 21 and older. Refreshments will be served, followed by a short devotion and then game time.For more information, call group leaders Glen McKay at (870) 530-1044 or Rhonda McKay at (870) 761-8353.

Benefit for Danny Davidson set

February 5, 2010 OIL TROUGH — A benefit for Danny Davidson, who is recovering from colon cancer, will be held beginning at 4:30 p.m. Saturday at the Oil Trough gymnasium. Proceeds will help Davidson, 56, with medical expenses since having surgery to remove cancer found in his lymph nodes.Following a silent auction at 4:30, a pie and live auction will be held at 6. The Ole Front Porch Band will provide entertainment and area politicians running for office will be given the opportunity to speak. 

Poole running for council position

February 5, 2010 Chris Poole, 38, of Batesville, has announced his candidacy for the Batesville City Council Ward 4, Position 2. The seat is currently held by Matt McDonald, who has announced he will not seek re-election.Poole serves as quality engineer for White River Health System and is an adjunct instructor at the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville.“The citizens of Batesville are united and committed to moving our community forward in a progressive way, and I would be privileged to be part of it,” Poole said in a news release.

Beginning Steps to meet Friday

February 4, 2010 Beginning Steps, a free program provided by the Batesville School District to support parents of newborn babies, will have its regular bi-monthly meeting from 1-2 p.m. Friday at the Josephine Raye Rogers Center for Women and Imaging, White River Medical Center, Conference Room A.   All parents and their newborns up to age 6 weeks are welcome. Meeting attendees will receive a free baby gift. Call (870) 793-0627 for information and directions.