Southside meets tonight

November 9, 2009 SOUTHSIDE — Southside school board will meet at 6:30 tonight at the high school cafeteria annex for its November meeting.Included on the agenda are principal reports and consideration of entering a contract with an architectural firm for a high school roofing project.

Pizza money stolen

November 9, 2009 A burglary at Domino’s Pizza sometime Friday night resulted in the loss of $150 in bills and coins from the cash drawer, according to store owner Deborah Powell.“She said she opened up at 11 a.m. and when she opened the cash drawer all the cash was missing,” Deputy Shawn Stephens said in his report.“There was no forced entry to the building, although the back door knob is loose,” Stephens said. “Powell had no suspects to list in the burglary.”In other reports filed with the Independence County Sheriff’s Office:

Christmas memories sought

November 9, 2009 The Batesville Daily Guard is publishing its annual Seasons Greetings special section on Dec. 24.Anyone wishing to share a special Christmas memory for publishing in this section may bring the story and/or a photo to go with the memory to the Guard office at 258 W. Main St.; mail it to the Guard, Attn: Andrea Bruner, P.O. Box 2036, Batesville, AR 72503; or e-mail it to deadline for stories and photos is Dec. 9.

Fall bazaar planned

November 9, 2009 Barren Fork Cumberland Presbyterian Women’s Ministry will hold its annual fall bazaar Friday at the church.Fried pies, baked goods, homemade goodies and other items will be for sale, and a barbecue chicken plate with all the trimmings will be available for $6.50. Eat-in and carry-out meals will be available, and deliveries will be made upon request.

Church to hold bazaar

November 9, 2009 BETHESDA — Bethesda Campground Methodist Church will host its annual Fall Bazaar from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.There will be crafts, a bake sale and white elephant table. Tickets for a soup or chili lunch are $6.

Downtown Conway presents abundance of dining, gift ideas

November 9, 2009 CONWAY — Does the idea of looking for Christmas presents send you into a panic? Does the thought of dealing with all the crowds and traffic, plus the energy it takes to find just the right gift, set your nerves on edge? Don’t fret. Shopping is still a pleasant and enjoyable way to spend the day. Just make plans to do it in downtown Conway.More than 50 shops and restaurants are located in the historic area of Conway, all within walking distance of each other. The variety of retailers is amazing and brings back memories of when downtown was the shopping mecca of every community.

Fall leaves mean extra work

November 9, 2009 BENTONVILLE — Fall foliage is beautiful — until it has to raked or removed from the gutters.Trish Ouei, Benton County Extension stormwater educator for the University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture, has learned that lesson now that she’s moved into a new house that was unoccupied for a year.“The new house actually has trees around it,” she said. “It is also causing me additional work on something that I have never had to think about before — clogged gutters.

Pill found in pocket

November 9, 2009 A felony charge has been filed against a man who allegedly had drugs in his possession at the time he was being booked into the Independence County jail, according to an affidavit filed in the Independence County Circuit Court Clerk’s office by Detective Mike Mundy of the Independence County Sheriff’s Office.In his affidavit Mundy said that Charles Branch, 24, of Batesville, was arrested Tuesday on outstanding warrants for domestic-related incidents, and the drug charges resulted after he was searched during the jail booking process.

Sharp JPs to meet Nov. 16

November 9, 2009 ASH FLAT — The Sharp County Quorum Court meeting originally scheduled for tonight will be held at 6 p.m. Nov. 16 instead, County Judge Larry Brown said. The meeting will be in the main courtroom in the county courthouse in Ash Flat.The week delay was scheduled to give department heads more time to plan their proposed 2010 budgets before bringing them before the court, he said.A budget committee meeting Thursday night went well, with the committee adjourning after only 35 minutes, Brown said.

More counties declared disaster

November 9, 2009 LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Gov. Mike Beebe has named Independence and 45 more Arkansas counties as disaster areas following severe storms that caused tornadoes and flooding last month.Beebe took the action Saturday. It is separate from previous declarations for earlier October flooding that named five counties. A total of 51 Arkansas counties have now received state disaster status due to severe weather in October.