Fundraiser to aid Haiti victims

January 21, 2010 Several area businesses will come together to help raise money for Haiti earthquake victims from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday.Chicken dinner and popcorn chicken meals will be sold for $5 a plate at S & S Liquidations, located at 85 Batesville Blvd., and all proceeds will go toward the Haiti relief efforts, organizers said.

Lyon to host Honors Day, Fine Arts Day

January 21, 2010 Students will have the chance to earn scholarships at Lyon College’s Honors Day and Fine Arts Day Saturday at the campus.Open to students accepted at Lyon College and having either a 3.25 GPA or better or an ACT composite score of 24 or better, Honors Day is a four-part competition that gives prospective students a chance to earn scholarship money including full tuition, room, board, fees and books. Participants are guaranteed an academic scholarship of no less than $6,500 per year.

Artmobile to arrive in Batesville

January 21, 2010 The Arkansas Arts Center’s Artmobile, a 40-plus-foot mobile gallery containing original works of art from the arts center’s permanent collection will be on the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville campus next Monday through Friday. It will be open free to the public from 10 a.m. to noon and 1 to 5 p.m.

Teen burglary suspect under suicide watch

January 21, 2010 A Newark man armed with knives and a stun gun tried to strangle himself inside a police car following a high-speed pursuit Wednesday morning.Keith Tyler Forrest, 19, was arrested by Independence County authorities following a lengthy pursuit in the eastern part of the county that at times, according to Deputy Michael Thatch, reached 70 miles per hour on the back roads near Thida.

Ozarka adds career coaches

January 21, 2010 Melbourne — A pilot program in Arkansas has led to the hiring of two career coaches at Ozarka College, officials have announced.Gov. Mike Beebe announced in November a new statewide initiative entitled Arkansas Works. This program is designed to help the unemployed and underemployed with career planning and exploration of additional educational job training opportunities.

Modern Woodmen reps recognized

January 21, 2010 Cledas Manuel of Batesville has been recognized by Modern Woodmen of America after recently attending a leadership and management program held at the company’s home office in Rock Island, Ill., according to a press release.This recognition of achievement is one step in a continuing education program for representatives of the company.

Lawrence Co. feels ‘vibration’ with earthquake

January 21, 2010 LYNN — For Scott Wright it was business as usual at Farm Service in Lynn Wednesday afternoon when what sounded like a big truck hit the side of the building.“We heard a ‘boom’ and stuff on the walls just shook,” he said. It wasn’t an accident, according to The Center for Earthquake Research and Information at Memphis, but a 3.3 magnitude earthquake at around 3:18 p.m. about 5 miles west of Powhatan in Lawrence County.

Prada Model spends time in Batesville

January 21, 2010 One of the top male models in the world spent his Christmas break doing some “redneck sledding” in Batesville.Nick Snider, who is known as “the face of Prada,” models for a high-end fashion design company founded in 1913 in Milan, Italy by Mario Prada. Listed as the No. 5 male model in Forbe’s Magazine, Snider is described as “Prada’s platinum-haired golden boy.”Snider, who is used to looking his best and being seen on the world’s most exclusive fashion runways, visited with friend Deanna Castro in Batesville recently.

Board recognizes robotics teams

January 21, 2010 When members of the Central Magnet High Flyers robotics team were faced with how they would transform transportation in Batesville in case of a terrorist attack or natural disaster, they did their homework and came up with a plan.Tuesday night, they presented that plan to the Batesville School Board in the form of a skit, which recently won two first-place awards at the 10th annual Arkansas First Lego League Championship Tournament.