Colleges Briefs

May 12, 2009 Cave students allotted fundsCAVE CITY — Sam Beller, president of Cave City Kiwanis Club, recently presented three $500 academic scholarships to Cave City Key Club members.The recipients were seniors Mary Bailey, Journey Byler and Tiffany England.The students have been members of the club throughout high school and have continually demonstrated leadership qualities and academic achievement, according to a news release. 

Cedar Ridge youth start own business

May 12, 2009 NEWARK — Cedar Ridge High School students Madeline Barber, Karen Davis, Chelsi Fultner, Saundra Jackson, Whitney Magness and Melissa Staggs in Kimberly Jones’ Management class been studying about how businesses are started and managed.They took the opportunity to work with their cafeteria department and ran their own restaurant for one day. The name of their business was The Flour Garden.The students sat down with cafeteria director Judy Tubbs, who explained the budget she has to work with and how meals are planned.

New service returns weekends to clients

May 12, 2009 Although the main focal point of his new service business is window/power washing, Jimmy Downs of Batesville said his business, JD’s Power Washing, slogan says it best: “We do that.”“Power washing is our main service, but we also offer window washing, lawn care, minor painting projects and just about anything else around the house no one else wants to do,” he said.

Stinson to teach at Ky. university

May 12, 2009 Russell Stinson has been appointed Gerhard Herz Visiting Bach Professor at the University of Louisville for the fall 2009 semester.

Antique store burglarized

May 12, 2009 Police are investigating the weekend burglary of a Cord business, according to Independence County Sheriff’s Deputy Dustin Robbins.Robbins said he was dispatched to 8230 Cord Road just before 8 a.m. May 4 where Ye Old Church Gifts and Antiques had been entered by breaking out the bottom half of a wooden front door.Store owner Carolyn Austin told Robbins that she closed the business around 5 p.m. May 2 and then got a call from a friend around 7:30 May 4 saying the store had been burglarized.

Kyler Cemetery slates service

May 12, 2009 SOUTHSIDE — The Kyler Cemetery Annual Memorial Service will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the cemetery, located south of Batesville.Donations may be made to Kyler Cemetery Fund, attention Sonja Massey, c/o Regions Bank, 1141 E. Main St., Batesville, AR 72501.

Lyon students earn academic awards

May 12, 2009 Six Lyon College students earned awards for their academic work at Saturday’s 137th commencement. The winners are: • The Charles H. Coffin Medal (the highest academic award) — Leah Byers of Lexa. Established as a memorial to Dr. Coffin by a former classmate of his at Lyon, the Coffin Scholarship Medal is the highest academic honor bestowed on a graduating senior, and is awarded each year to an honor graduate who has taken his or her last three years of work at the college as a regular student.

Family & Friends Briefs

May 12, 2009 Ethel King to be honored SaturdayCAVE CITY — Ethel King will celebrate her 90th birthday with a reception from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday in the conference room of Cave City Nursing Home, located at 442 Taylor Circle.King has two children; a grandson; and two great-grandchildren.All friends and relatives are invited to attend. Fish fry set for Saturday

Club News

May 12, 2009 Charlotte EHCCharlotte — Charlotte Extension Homemakers Club met May 5 at Aileen Baker’s home for the last time, as the Bakers are moving to Texas.Five members were present. The club agreed what it could do for the Bakers was to help carry off boxes of stuff they didn’t want, and it gave the family a card.

Do we need both?

May 12, 2009 Wow, I’m in a category that’s “disproportionately low-income, young, renters and Hispanics,” according to an Associated Press story that came over the wire last week. That sounds a little curious since I wouldn’t classify myself as any of those — except young, of course — but it’s because Gary and I have no landline phone. We just use our cell phones, and we’ve been doing so for a while now.