Council splits on pushing through third reading

April 15, 2009 The downtown property owners are divided over a historic preservation ordinance, but Tuesday night the Batesville City Council was also split over a decision that would have pushed the ordinance through at its regular meeting.The council opened its meeting to an audience of about 50 — quite a crowd for a government body that usually has a dozen or less spectators.Most of them were for an ordinance that would establish “procedures for the protection and preservation of the character and properties within the historic district.”

News of other days

April 14, 2009 Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on April 25, 1996. 

Man arrested for alcohol

April 14, 2009 A 20-year-old man has been arrested on alcohol-related charges after he reportedly tried to elude Newark Deputy David Sallas last week.Sallas said he was on patrol April 6 when he saw a red Chevrolet Barrette traveling at a high rate of speed.Sallas said when he tried to catch up to the car, the driver, later identified as Daniel Rommel, sped away and started zigzagging through town before he was finally stopped at the intersection of Village and Long streets.

Athletic club now offering Bodypump workout

April 14, 2009 For anyone wishing to get into physical shape fast for spring, without pounding the pavement in a daily running regimen, they should check out the newest fitness routine at Batesville Athletic Club at 3425 Harrison St., according to athletic club owner Kel Lange.The Les Mils Bodypump is a non-impact, weights-based exercise class that works every major muscle group on the body using weights, a bar and a step.

Dogwood Days activities set for this weekend

April 14, 2009 HORSESHOE BEND — Horseshoe Bend’s Dogwood Days will be Friday and Saturday.The event will feature music, food, crafts, children’s games, entertainment and other activities.

UACCB Optimists to meet

April 14, 2009 The University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville Optimist Club will meet at 4:30 Wednesday in Room 104 in Independence Hall.A report will be given on the Easter Egg Hunt as well as plans being made for the upcoming Battle of the Bands and end of the year social.

Warrant issued after items pawned

April 14, 2009 A felony theft by receiving warrant has been issued for a Batesville woman who reportedly stole a Mathews compound bow and then pawned it, according to an affidavit filed with the Independence County Circuit Court Clerk’s office.Sheriff’s Detective Rob Leonard said in the affidavit that on Feb. 25, Kirk McDougal told Cpl. Bobby Moser that sometime between Nov. 1, 2008 and Feb. 24, 2009, he had several items stolen from his home.Charity Eve McDougal, 28, of 50 Triangle Lane was listed as a suspect, Leonard said.

Armed man sought in thefts

April 14, 2009 The theft of three pickup trucks in the Southside area Friday night may have been by an armed man who reportedly confronted a tow truck driver as he towed one of the stolen trucks.“The description given was of a white male with blue jeans and a black hoodie, approximately 5 feet, 5 inches tall and skinny,” Deputy Shawn Stephens said. According to Stephens, Phillip Poff reported his 2006 Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck stolen from his residence on Red Barn Lane around 11 p.m. Friday night and last saw it headed toward Jamestown.

Two ‘most wanted’ caught

April 14, 2009 HEBER SPRINGS — Two of Cleburne County’s most wanted are in jail today, Sheriff Marty Moss reported.At approximately 10 p.m. Friday, Moss, Chief Deputy Scott Willeford and Detective Kim Bettis, with assistance from the U.S. Marshals Service and the Faulkner County Sheriff’s Department, arrested Marion Jared Boshell.Boshell, 29, has been avoiding apprehension since December, when he was arrested for allegedly stealing a four-wheeler, Moss said.