Ozarka announces honor roll

July 2, 2009 Melbourne — One hundred-seventy-one full-time students qualified for the President’s List at Ozarka College for the spring 2009 semester. This included 88 with perfect 4.0 grade point averages. All others earned at least a 3.50 average. Those on the President’s List include:Ash Flat — Charles Lunsford Batesville — Virginia Ferguson, Lisa SmithBrockwell — Casey Townsend, Steven WalkerCalico Rock — Amylena McCoy, Kyle MoodyCamp — Lora Crawford

College Briefs

July 2, 2009 Mammoth Spring grad garners Boyd Carpenter ScholarshipASH FLAT — Ashley Greene, a Mammoth Spring High School graduate, has been chosen as the 2009 recipient of the $4,000, four-year Boyd Carpenter Scholarship, presented by FNBC.Greene, the daughter of Bruce and Lynda Greene of Mammoth Spring, ranked second in a class of 39 with a grade point average of 3.98.

Meet the Schulz Family

July 2, 2009 CAVE CITY — She was a city girl; he was a country boy.Tragic circumstances led them to each other.“I’m originally from Wichita, Kansas,” Melinda Schulz said. “My parents passed away 22 months apart. I was 10 when my mother died, and then 13 when Dad had a heart attack.”Her parents were Merle and Louise Young. She and younger sister Jennifer moved to Cave City to live with their grandparents, John and Bonnie Ketron. Their older brother, Toby, was already staying here with an aunt and uncle, Evelyn and L.C. Spurlock.

Big Flat burglaries under investigation

July 2, 2009 BIG FLAT — Authorities tried to catch a burglary in progress before daylight Wednesday, but the burglar gave them the slip, Baxter County Sheriff John Montgomery said.The Baxter County Sheriff’s Office was notified at approximately 4:41 a.m. of a commercial burglary alarm going off at Charlie’s Place Store in Big Flat, Montgomery said.“While Baxter authorities were en route, the owner of the store called the Searcy County Sheriff’s Office in Marshall and told them that he believed someone was still inside the building,” Montgomery said.

Plane not over limit

July 2, 2009 LITTLE ROCK (AP) — A federal investigator says the plane that crashed Friday at Gastons White River Resort in Baxter County — killing three Missourians — was not overweight.National Transportation Safety Board inspector Arnold Scott says the Piper Cherokee Lance was heavy but not over gross weight.Scott says there were also no apparent problems with the engine or the aircraft. He says hot weather may have affected the plane’s performance.

Area Briefs

July 2, 2009 Fish fry dinner is FridayHUTCHINSON MOUNTAIN — Hutchinson Mountain Community Center will have its fish fry and chicken dinner from 3 to 7:30 p.m. Friday. The center is at 3370 Camp Tahkodah Road.Prices are $8 per adults, $4 for children 11 and under. Drinks and dessert are included in the all-you-can-eat buffet. Characters rehearsing for upcoming play

AHPP will fund historic projects

July 2, 2009 LITTLE ROCK — A church located in downtown Batesville has received a $18,656 grant for restoration efforts from the Arkansas Historic Preservation Program.AHPP, an agency of the Department of Arkansas Heritage, awarded $1.3 in grants for projects in 38 counties through its County Courthouse Restoration Subgrant, Historic Preservation Restoration Grant, Certified Local Government Subgrant, Main Street Downtown Revitalization Grant and Main Street “Slipcover” Removal Grant programs.

Local offices closing

July 2, 2009 Several local, state and federal offices will close Friday and Saturday due to Independence Day but will resume normal service on Monday.All city offices will be closed, but all city garbage pickup scheduled for Friday will take place as usual. Water utilities that will be closed include Batesville, Southside Public Water Authority and Rock-Moore Water Association.

Lyon grad selected as new director of alumni services

July 2, 2009 Lyon College alumna Gina Block Garrett has been selected as the college’s new director of alumni services and development. Garrett begins the new position July 1. She graduated with a bachelor of arts from Lyon College in 1993 and has worked at the college for the past 14 years, most recently as the director of corporate and foundation relations.