Batesville High School Honor Roll

November 11, 2009 The students listed below made the honor roll for the first nine weeks of the 2009-10 school year at Batesville High School, according to a news release: Tenth: all A’s — Crist Blackwell Jr., Natasha Bray, Lauren Cambias, Ryan Coles, Sadie Duke, Christopher Elms, Kassie Foreman, Heather Green, Lauren Gunderman, Nelson Heringer, Russ Hughes, Breanna Martin, Brittany Martin, Hallie Mossman, Amy Mullins, Quinton Smith, Micah Thatch; general — Cindy Avarez, Cameron Bailey, Spencer Barnes, Samuel Beary, Maggie Beshears, Logan Bishop, Crist Blackwell Jr., Jordan Blue, Natasha Bray, Aimee Brixius,

Little Rock Nine home shows off renovations

November 11, 2009 LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Every day before heading to Little Rock Central High School in the fall of 1957, nine black students gathered at Daisy and L.C. Bates’s home to prepare for the angry mob they faced as they integrated the all-white school. “It was kind of like a war room in a sense,” said Carlotta Walls LaNier, one of the black students commonly known as the Little Rock Nine. “It was a place that we gathered and got ready to go to school and where we would come back to.

Pilot sentenced for drugs

November 11, 2009 LITTLE ROCK (AP) — A charter pilot at the North Little Rock airport who pleaded guilty to distributing methamphetamine has been sentenced to more than four years in prison.U.S. Attorney Jane Duke says 42-year-old Joseph Henderson III pleaded guilty last month to conspiracy to distribute meth. Duke says witnesses told authorities that they bought methamphetamine from Henderson from a hangar at the municipal airport in North Little Rock. According to Duke, Henderson was arrested in September 2008 and authorities found methamphetamine and a smoking pipe.

Peabody honors Skip Rutherford as Duck Walk of Fame recipient

November 11, 2009 LITTLE ROCK — The Peabody Little Rock has named James L. “Skip” Rutherford, dean of the University of Arkansas Clinton School of Public Service, the 2009 recipient of the Duck Walk of Fame award. This award honors those who have worked to revitalize downtown Little Rock and includes previous recipients Doyle Rogers and Dr. Dean Kumpuris.

Bradford man charged

November 11, 2009 A 19-year-old Bradford man is being charged with felony theft by receiving, according to an affidavit filed in the Independence County Circuit Court Clerk’s Office by Detective Jeff Sims with the Independence County Sheriff’s Office. In the affidavit, Sims said John Baxter, owner of Depot Recording Studio on Lawrence Street, called the sheriff’s office on Sept. 18 to file a theft report and named Dylan J. Goble as the suspect.

County recognizes recycle day

November 11, 2009 The Independence County Recycling Center reminds citizens that Sunday is America Recycles Day and urges everyone in Independence County to recycle and to thank those who do so now.Each year the ARD organization encourages Americans to not only recycle, but buy recycled products as well.For more information about recycling in your home, contact the center at (870) 793-8892, the county judge’s office at 793-8800, or visit the center’s 24-hour drop off point at 110 Environmental Drive in Batesville.

Bake sale to be Saturday

November 11, 2009 SOUTHSIDE — The Southside United Methodist Church will sponsor its annual bake sale from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday. Cakes, pies and other goodies will be available for sale at the church located at 39 Magnolia St., across from the Southside High School. Proceeds from the sale will benefit ongoing projects of the Southside United Methodist Women. For more information, call Elwanda Nash at (870) 613-0616.

Historian: Arkansas soldiers eluded Confederate troops

November 11, 2009 MELBOURNE — Recently local historian Roger Harvell discussed the 4th Arkansas Mounted Infantry’s (USA) activities in Izard County during the Civil War. He spoke to about 50 people at Lunenburg Community Center at the Izard County Historical and Genealogical Society Fall History Program.Harvell began by saying that Batesville lawyer Elijah Baxter hadn’t taken sides in the war. Then in 1863, he was captured as a traitor by the Confederate Army and held prisoner in Little Rock. When he escaped, he joined the Union Army.

CPR class offered

November 11, 2009 Vital Link will offer a Heartsaver cardiopulmonary resuscitation and first aid class from 6 to 10 p.m. Nov. 19 in the Alan Davis Conference Center, located at 1033 E.M.S. Drive in Batesville.The fee of $25 covers the textbook and CPR card.To register call (870) 793-3351.

Fire victims benefit set

November 11, 2009 SOUTHSIDE — The friends and family of Chad and Misty Dockins, who lost their home and belongings in a house fire Oct. 27, will be hosting a dinner and music benefit for the Dockins family from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday at the Southside Middle School cafeteria.The dinner will consist of chili, chili dogs, Frito pies and desserts, with entertainment by Tactic 86, with special guest Penny Wolfe. A silent auction will also be held to help replace the belongings of the family which also consists of three children.