Inmate throws tantrum, food

November 25, 2009 An unprovoked outburst from an Independence County jail inmate resulted in the breakage of a cell window early Tuesday, according to police.Deputy Anthony Carter was called to the jail around 2:45 a.m. where he was shown a cell window that had been broken out of the cell occupied by 26-year-old Joshua Brewer.“His cell window was busted out and glass was laying on the outside and inside of his cell,” Carter said. “Jailer Shawn Brooks told me that Josh began yelling and then threw his dinner tray at the window.”

Cave City Extension Homemakers meet

November 25, 2009 CAVE CITY — The Cave City Extension Homemakers met at the Cave City Community Center on Nov. 16. President Judy Breckenridge called the meeting to order and the group sang “Count Your Blessing.” “Words to Live By” were read by Evalynn Edgar. Roll Call was “What are you most thankful for?” Seven members and two guests were present.Plans were finalized for the EHC Bazaar in Hardy which was Nov. 21 and for the Sharp County Christmas Party to be held on Dec. 4.

Foxy Ladies, Red Hat Society meet

November 25, 2009 The Foxy Ladies of the White River Red Hat Society met Nov. 17 at the Batesville Country Club.Norene Trentini, queen mother, opened the meeting with a prayer in recognition of Veterans Day and all veterans.The members enjoyed a buffet lunch consisting of honey-glazed ham, grilled catfish in lemon pepper sauce, beef tips with noodles, scalloped potatoes, green beans, baked beans with brown sugar, rolls, corn bread, salad, brownies and strawberry shortcake.

Dugout canoes to be discussed

November 25, 2009 Jonesboro — The Central Mississippi Valley Archeological Society will host a special lecture at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the ASU Museum, Room 182. Dr. Jeffrey M. Mitchem of the Arkansas Archeological Survey’s Parkin Research Station will present “Dugout Canoes from Arkansas.” This lecture is free and open to the public.

Christmas memories sought for special section

November 25, 2009 The Batesville Daily Guard is publishing its annual Seasons Greetings special section on Dec. 24.Anyone wishing to share a special Christmas memory for publishing in this section may bring the story and/or a photo to go with the memory to the Guard office at 258 W. Main St.; mail it to the Guard, Attn: Andrea Bruner, P.O. Box 2036, Batesville, AR 72503; or e-mail it to deadline for stories and photos is Dec. 9.

Deputy completes training

November 25, 2009 POCAHONTAS — Jeffery Adam of the Sharp County Sheriff’s Office was one of 43 officers who recently successfully completed a basic police training course at the Black River Technical College Law Enforcement Training Academy in Pocahontas.The 13-week course began on Aug. 24 and included instruction in standard police tactics, firearms, legal, educational, technical skills and practical exercises.Graduation ceremonies were held Friday at the training center.

Memorial service date changed

November 25, 2009 The Arkansas Department of Health Area 10 Hospice of Independence County has changed the date of its annual memorial service and drop-in brunch to Dec. 17.The event will be from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. in the George Rider Room of First Community Bank in Batesville and is open to the public. For more information, call (870) 793-8852.

Architects to be interviewed

November 25, 2009 CONCORD — The Concord School Board will meet at 7 p.m. Monday in the high school media center to interview architects for district projects and consider a Web designer for a school Web site, according to an agenda for the meeting.The directors will also hear a request for establishing a salary schedule for an after-school tutoring program at the employee’s current rate of pay and consider hiring a math tutor for that program .

Former marshal gives statement

November 25, 2009 CONCORD — Robbie Cooper, former marshal at Concord, issued the following statement earlier this week concerning his resignation and new job.“On Nov. 2, I gladly resigned my position after 14 years as Concord city marshal to accept a position with the Arkansas State University Campus Police Department in Heber Springs as head of security for the college,” Cooper said.“The staff here is great and there are so many good people to work with.”   

Pictures with Santa to be Dec. 3

November 25, 2009 The University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville’s Phi Theta Kappa group will host pictures with Santa on Dec. 3.Pictures with Santa will be from 4 to 7 p.m. in the Main Classroom Building, room 230. The activity is free but donations will be accepted. In addition to Santa, Mrs. Claus and an elf will be available for parents and children to have their picture taken. All proceeds will be used for future activities.