Southside board names polling sites, hears financial report

August 24, 2009 SOUTHSIDE — During a recent meeting, the Southside School Board voted to have two polling sites during the Sept. 15 elections, but passed a resolution stating that there would be “early voting only in the future for uncontested school board and millage elections.” Southside’s polling sites will be at Salado Baptist Church and the high school media center.

Party ends with one dead

August 24, 2009 MELBOURNE — Shortly before noon on Sunday, the Izard County Sheriff’s Department and the Melbourne Fire Department were dispatched to 301 Locust St. in Melbourne in response to a call stating that an 18-year-old male was unresponsive. Fire Chief Rusty Campbell, who was first to arrive at the scene, requested Izard County Coroner Eddie Howard, who pronounced Dakota Tweedy dead at the scene.  Tweedy’s body was taken to the crime laboratory for an exact cause of death.

UACCB Generic RN program available in fall 2010

August 24, 2009 The University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville’s generic entry registered nursing program recently received its final approval from the Arkansas Department of Higher Education Coordinating Board.The program, which had received earlier approval from the Arkansas State Board of Nursing, the UACCB board of visitors and the University of Arkansas board of trustees, will begin in fall 2010.

Cone seeks state seat

August 24, 2009  Melbourne —  Mayor Mike Cone (D-Melbourne) announced today that he is seeking election to the State Representative seat in District 71.  The seat is currently held by Representative Eddie Cooper who will not be seeking re-election due to term limits.  District 71 includes all of Izard, Stone, and a portion of northern Independence counties.  The primary election will be held May 18, 2010 and the General Election will be November 2, 2010.

Lyon students pledge honor

August 24, 2009 The largest Lyon College freshmen class in the college’s history has made a pledge — a pledge of honor, honesty, respect and trust.It’s called the honor system and it’s based upon the belief that students are capable of acting maturely and taking responsibility for themselves in all academic matters.

Missing soldier’s remains returning

August 24, 2009 LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Nearly 60 years after an Arkansas soldier disappeared on a frozen battlefield during the Korean War, his remains will be laid to rest in Fort Smith.The family of Pfc. Johnny Herbert Mayberry plans a burial with full military honors Friday at National Cemetery in Fort Smith. They were notified last month that his remains were identified through DNA testing. Mayberry had been missing since he was reported killed in action Nov. 28, 1950, at the age of 18.

Business owner, HDC at odds over window

August 24, 2009 When Jennifer Davidson was told she was going to get a citation over a window she had installed in her downtown business, she put a closed sign on the window and headed to city hall.But, she didn’t put just any old closed sign. Instead, she placed a sign on the window stating why she was closed: “Closed due to the fact that Terrell Tebbetts doesn’t like my window and the city is giving me a ticket (fine).” She also included a telephone number of the mayor and Tebbetts, who is chairman of the Historical District Commission.

Grandpa Jones tribute to be Sept. 4-5

August 21, 2009 MOUNTAIN VIEW — The Tribute to Grandpa Jones weekend at the Ozark Folk Center in Mountain View will be Sept. 4 and 5 and includes feature performers Jesse McReynolds and Kathy Mattea, along with Ramona Jones and the Jones Family Band.

UACCB presents scholarships to local high school graduates

August 21, 2009 The University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville has awarded scholarships to area students, announced Melissa Sisco, director of financial aid.Jessica G. Perez has been awarded a Chancellor’s Scholarship. A graduate of Highland High School, she plans to seek a degree in secondary education. She is the daughter of Adam and Rebekah Perez. The Chancellor’s Scholarship is awarded to students with a composite ACT score of 27 or higher. It provides in-state tuition (up to 15 hours), a $250 stipend and free use of textbooks each semester.

Commission sets waterfowl seasons

August 21, 2009 LITTLE ROCK — For the 13th consecutive season, waterfowlers in  Arkansas will have a 60-day season to pursue their passion, Arkansas Game and Fish Commission spokesman Keith Stephens said. The commission set the seasons Thursday.Duck season dates are Nov. 21-Nov. 29, Dec. 10-Dec. 23 and Dec. 26-Jan. 31. The youth waterfowl hunt will be Dec. 5-6. The statewide Canada goose season will be Sept. 1-15 (bag limit five) and Jan. 10-Feb. 1 (bag limit two).