Author to be at Words

January 29, 2010 HARDY — Christine Lynxwiler will be at Words Bookstore in Hardy from 2 to 4 p.m. Feb. 6 with the second book in her McCord Sister Romance series, titled “Cowgirl at Heart.” The first book in the series is “The Reluctant Cowgirl.”The bookstore is located at 201 Spring St., a block north of Main Street. The bookstore is open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily with live music from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday through Saturday. For more information, call (870) 856-5579.For more information about the author, visit

Church to hold event

January 29, 2010 CUSHMAN — Friendship Outreach Inc. will present a celebration of praise for God and family featuring Doc and Connie Spurlin and Rusty at 6:30 p.m. Saturday at Cushman Baptist Church, located at 2530 Claxton Loop in Cushman.Admission is free, but donations will be taken.All proceeds will benefit the Women’s Addictions Resistance Project, a residential facility for women struggling with habitual behaviors.For more information call (870) 307-1815.

WBC awards scholarships

January 29, 2010 Walnut Ridge — Williams Baptist College has awarded scholarships to two area high school seniors based on their college entrance examination scores. Samantha Wilson of Batesville received a President’s Select Scholarship. Wilson is a senior at Southside High School. She is the daughter of Charles and Anita Farrier of Batesville.Cheyenne Childers of Cave City received a President’s Scholarship. The daughter of Mark and Laura Childers of Cave City, Childers is a senior at Cave City High School.

4 receive Lyon scholarships

January 29, 2010 Kristen Allyse Collins, Meredith McKinney and Tenisha Robertson, all of Batesville, and Kirbi Chase McMullin of Locust Grove have been accepted for admission to Lyon College and have been awarded scholarships.Each year, Lyon College awards scholarships to outstanding applicants who show special promise as productive members of the college community.Collins is the daughter of Wanda and Jerry Woodall of Batesville and the granddaughter of Marie Runions and Loyd Gillis of Rich Hill, Mo., and Rocky and Donna McIntosh of Batesville.

Winter Gala postponed

January 29, 2010 The Winter Gala scheduled for Saturday has been postponed because of weather conditions, according to Executive Director of Main Street Batesville Paula Grimes.

Man arrested for taking items

January 29, 2010 WALNUT RIDGE — A Powhatan man was arrested after a witness saw him taking items from a storage shed Tuesday, said Capt. Jody Dotson of the Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office.Louis Hoggard, 68, was charged in Lawrence County Circuit Court with breaking or entering, theft of property and criminal trespass.

Habitat receives grant

January 29, 2010 Habitat for Humanity of Independence County has received a $3,000 Community Grant from the Walmart Foundation to help in building of Habitat’s second house in Independence County.

Trash pickup delayed

January 29, 2010 There will be no commercial or residential trash picked up in the city of Batesville today, Mayor Rick Elumbaugh announced this morning. The pickup will be postponed until Monday.

Souper Bowl Saturday set

January 29, 2010 The Batesville Area Arts Council is gearing up for its annual “Souper Bowl Saturday” fundraiser scheduled for Feb. 6.The event will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church and feature for sale some of the best homemade soup from the great cooks of Batesville, according to a news release.The soup will be sold by the quart, $6, and the proceeds will go to support the Arts in Education program, the Batesville Community Theatre, and other programs offered by BAAC.

Football stadium expected completed for new season

January 29, 2010 CAVE CITY — Bidding for a new football stadium at Cave City High School is expected to take place early next month and the facility hopefully will be completed by Aug. 1, in time for the upcoming football season, patrons attending a public hearing concerning the district’s 2010 Master Plan were told last week.