Activities to feature Civil War weapons

July 1, 2009 JACKSONPORT — Jacksonport State Park has scheduled some upcoming activities. Some charge a fee and other programs may be free. For more information, call (870) 523-2143 or e-mail donna.bentley@arkansas.gov.Activities are as follows:Friday

Craft school aims at providing youth foundation in arts

July 1, 2009 Mountain View — The Arkansas Craft School in Mountain View is offering classes during the Beginning Points Program for youth July 16-18. “Crafts can be a lifelong passion,” a news release states. “The craft that chooses you can be a vocation or an avocation, but either way, it will enrich your life. This summer, young people, ages 13-18, have a chance to seriously pursue a craft they are curious about.”These fundamental beginning craft classes include:• Capturing Color — Stained Glass Structure with Dona Sawyer

Area Brief

July 1, 2009 Car wash plannedThe 12-year-old Batesville All Star baseball team will have a car wash from 3 to 6 p.m. Thursday at Advance Auto Parts in Batesville. Proceeds will go toward travel expenses for the players’ upcoming tournaments.

CASA to share marketing tips at July meeting

July 1, 2009 “Have You Heard! — Marketing Your Organization” will be the topic for the North Central Volunteer Network brown-bag lunch meeting at noon July 14 at the Court Appointed Special Advocates, 345 Main St., Batesville.Rhonda Eveland, advocate coordinator for Third Judicial District, will discuss how CASA advocates for children, how volunteers support the program and share tips on marketing an organization.

Free motorcycle leads to arrest

July 1, 2009  A Locust Grove man has been charged with theft by receiving after another man reportedly gave him a 2009 Yamaha XT 250 Motorcycle.The motorcycle was reported stolen June 1 by Michael Midkiff, who said it was taken from a shed behind his residence on Angela Trail, according to a court affidavit filed by Independence County Sheriff’s Detective Brent Everett.On June 11 Everett said he followed up on a tip that the motorcycle was in the area of Johnson Hollow and went there to look for the bike.

College unveils new logo, color scheme

July 1, 2009 The University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville has a new logo beginning today.The new logo incorporates the UACCB acronym and a new color scheme expresses a unique, fresh statement providing an updated and clean look, according to a news release.“We are excited about the new look and image the new logo portrays,” said Deborah Frazier, chancellor. “The new logo was created through a thoughtful professional development process that started with a branding workshop held in February.”

Celebrate America set for Saturday

July 1, 2009 July 4th at Riverside Park in Batesville is the place to be for a wonderful freedom celebration, according to a news release. Music, food, children’s rides and a fireworks display at dusk are all a part of the annual celebration. “This year’s event is shaping up to be another great year,” said Linda Creighton, senior vice president and marketing director for Citizens Bank, one of the sponsors. “We are very pleased to showcase the talent we have lined up.

Golf classic raises $163k for hospital

July 1, 2009 Dick Bernard, White River Health System Foundation Board president, presented a check for $163,073.73 to Gary Bebow, CEO/administrator of White River Health Systems, at the opening ceremonies of the 15th annual WRHS Foundation Golf Classic on June 20. “I am so grateful for the generosity of our sponsors who support our effort to provide quality health care services throughout the region,” Bernard said.

Toddler located

July 1, 2009 ASH FLAT — An 18-month-old boy who went out the doggie door of a house in Ozark Acres with a puppy this morning was missing for about an hour before being found safe.Firefighters and law enforcement officers were on their way to search when the toddler was found.“Bennie Overton called from #5 Blackbird Drive about 8:25 this morning and his 18-month-old grandchild was missing,” Sharp County Sheriff Dale Weaver said. “He stated the child had gone out the doggie door with a 3-month-old puppy.