Travelers can keep eye on their home

November 12, 2009 This holiday season, many travelers will be able to keep a close eye on home.Thanks to new security system technology, including live video feed, you can monitor everything from the front door to the sump pump from hundreds of miles away.“You can see anything that’s going on from anywhere in the world,” said Jay Park of Park Place Installations in Buffalo, N.Y.Homeowners can set the new alarm systems to send text messages or e-mails when something goes wrong at home.

Moms of Military to meet

November 12, 2009 The Moms of the Military (MOMS) Prayer and Support Group will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday at Fellowship Baptist Church.The meeting is open to all women with family serving in any branch of the military. The group meets the third Monday evening of each month to share experiences, military information and ideas, and to support one another. Child care will be available. For information call Debbie Webb at (870) 251-2100 or the church at 251-1918. The church is located at 1003 Batesville Blvd.

Movie to be screened

November 12, 2009 Jubilee Family Church in Batesville will host a free drive-in movie at 7:30 p.m. Friday.“The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian” will be projected in high definition onto the church’s 25-foot outdoor screen. Viewers may tune into 88.1 FM for the audio.

Police say man killed for identity

November 12, 2009 LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Police in Berryville say a 24-year-old northwest Arkansas man found shot to death and buried in a shallow grave was killed by a co-worker for his identity.A police news release says Christopher Helmlinger of Berryville was shot once in the head by 34-year-old Ervin Lee Davis Jr. Davis surrendered to police in McAllen, Texas, on Nov. 1 and was extradited back to Arkansas during the weekend on a capital murder charge.He’s now in the Carroll County jail without bond. It was not immediately clear whether Davis had an attorney.

C-Ridge board to meet

November 12, 2009 NEWARK — Cedar Ridge School board will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the central office for its November board meeting. A facility public meeting is set for 6:30. The agenda includes a facility report and construction project update, transportation mileage addendums and financial reports and bills. Meetings are open to the public. The central office is located at 1502 N. Hill St., Newark.

Speeder charged with drugs

November 12, 2009 A Hardy man stopped for speeding Tuesday morning is also facing a charge of possession of a controlled substance, according to Independence County Deputy Darin Brewer.Brewer said he stopped Terry Garver, 46, around 10:40 a.m. and during a computer check, he learned that Garver was on parole for a drug offense.

Concert to benefit Luke 4:18

November 12, 2009 Luke 4:18 Lives, a ministry for women with drug and alcohol addictions, will host a benefit concert from 5 to 10 p.m. Saturday at Believers’ Community Church.Titus 3 will play at 5 p.m., followed by Rosefire, Mannafest Hymn, Worldsound and Godframe.Admission is $5, and all proceeds go to Luke 4:18. There will also be giveaways, including a $100 Walmart gift card, free months at Fitness Bootcamp Unlimited, MP3 speakers from Hastings and much more.The church is located at 3645 N. St. Louis in Batesville. For more information, visit

Lyon to host DeFoore exhibition

November 12, 2009 Artist G.S. DeFoore will have an exhibition in Kresge Gallery Nov. 16-Dec. 18 with a reception and artist talk set for 5-7 p.m. Monday. DeFoore has been involved with the fine arts for much of his life. When he first began college he declared his major field of study to be painting. However, in 1974, he attended an exhibition of landscape photography featuring the work of Ansel Adams. Over the next several years, he worked in the field of fine art photography where he participated in workshops with Ansel Adams, Linda Connors and other notable photographers.

Guard troops leave Jonesboro

November 12, 2009 JONESBORO (AP) — Some 200 Arkansas National Guard troops with the 875th Engineer Battalion have left Jonesboro for training before deploying to Afghanistan.The soldiers were consolidated into the 1037th Route Clearing Company. They left Tuesday for their mobilization station at Fort McCoy, Wis. and are to deploy to Afghanistan early next year.The 1037th will join other engineering companies to form a special route-clearance task force in which they find and destroy roadside bombs.

Jingle Jangle Christmas is Saturday

November 12, 2009 MELBOURNE — Bad Boy Mowers in Melbourne will have a whole different look Saturday when the first Jingle Jangle Christmas gets under way and various vendors will be on hand to help make Christmas shopping a little easier with one-of-a-kind gifts.At the Silpada Designs counter, Shannon Cooper will be happy to assist those who have a love for everything jewelry. Tiffany Webb will host The Pampered Chef, and Gaila Holowell’s Scentsy booth will bring on the scents and smells of Christmas.“We’re really excited about the response we have had so far,” Cooper said.