Governors to sign water agreement

November 25, 2008 LITTLE ROCK (AP) - Arkansas and Missouri officials agreed Monday to meet annually to study ways to protect watersheds and aquifers that cross state lines, a pact both states said would help keep water fights out of the courtroom.

List shows no high-profile convicts

November 25, 2008 WASHINGTON (AP) - President George W. Bush's latest list of pardons does not include some high-profile criminals who still hope the president will grant them clemency in his final weeks in office.

Mountain View plans holiday events

November 25, 2008 MOUNTAIN VIEW - Mountain View is celebrating the holidays with light displays and decorations, caroling, a Nativity Parade, a merchant open house event and the annual Courthouse and Tree Lighting Ceremony on Dec. 6, according to a news release.

Club News

November 25, 2008 Cave City EHC CAVE CITY - The Cave City Extension Homemakers Club met on Nov. 17 at the Cave City Community Center. President Judy Breckenridge called the meeting to order and the group sang "We Gather Together." Frances Ball read the Words To Live By. Roll call was "What are you allergic to?" Nine members and three guests were present. Minutes and treasurer's reports were presented and approved.

Police: Mostly minor injuries in Ark. bus crash

November 25, 2008 LAKE VILLAGE (AP) - Authorities in south Arkansas say 76 students were hospitalized after three school buses collided Monday on U.S. 65 between Lake Village and Eudora. The students, who were in grades 4-12 in the Lakeside School District, were taken to Chicot Memorial Hospital in Lake Village. Authorities say none of the injuries were life-threatening, but that three students and one bus driver suffered serious injuries.

Geology supervisor to present program

November 25, 2008 CHEROKEE VILLAGE - Mike Howard, geology supervisor with the Arkansas Geological Commission, will present the program at the Spring River Gem & Mineral Club meeting Dec. 4 at Omaha Center in Cherokee Village, president Dorothy Rolland said.

Closings for Thanksgiving set

November 25, 2008 Several local, state and federal offices will be closed for Thanksgiving, but will resume normal service on Monday. Batesville School District will be closed Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Old Independence Regional Museum will be closed Thursday and Friday, but will be open on Saturday and Sunday.

Area Briefs

November 25, 2008 Council to hear requests The Batesville City Council will meet at 5:30 tonight at city hall. The agenda includes a request from Old Independence Regional Museum, comments from citizens regarding an apartment complex and Dumpsters, an ordinance to update competitive bid requirements to state guidelines, an ordinance to correct annexation regarding the Gaston property, a report from Public Works Engineer Damon Johnson and comments from Mayor Rick Elumbaugh.

Attorney: 8 new charges filed against Alamo

November 25, 2008 LITTLE ROCK - Jailed evangelist Tony Alamo faces eight new federal charges after his arrest for allegedly taking children across state lines for sex, his defense lawyer said today. John Wesley Hall Jr. told The Associated Press that the charges are similar to those already facing Alamo, 74. Hall declined to specifically name the charges.

School looking for used van

November 25, 2008 CONCORD - The Concord School District is looking for a good used van, Superintendent Mike Davidson said this morning. The school board, during a regular meeting Monday, authorized Davidson to purchase such a van if he can find one at a good price.