Old, unused pesticide collection scheduled

October 14, 2009 ASH FLAT — Sharp County producers will have the opportunity to dispose of their outdated and unused pesticides during a collection between 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. Oct. 28 at the Sharp County Road Department shop, said County Agent Joe Moore.The road shop is just east of the Sharp County Fairgrounds which is alongside Fairgrounds Road about a half-mile east of U.S. Highway 167, approximately four miles south of Ash Flat. A sign is posted beside the highway.

Driver arrested at rest stop after leaving open can of beer within deputy’s sight

October 14, 2009 Two people were jailed over the weekend on separate drug- and alcohol-related charges, according to reports from the Independence County Sheriff’s Office.Around 8 a.m. Saturday, Deputy Anthony Carter assisted Parole and Probation Officer Becky Clark during a home visit at 1355 E. Main St. in which syringes were reportedly found. Clark said she found two syringes, containing a thick clear liquid, on a small nightstand beside a bed in a room occupied by 31-year-old Christina Elizabeth Ramsey.

Locks cut off storage units; items taken

October 14, 2009 Break-ins at six storage units were reported at Hidden Valley Trailer Park off White Drive between Oct. 1 and Friday.Independence County Deputy Brian Luetschwager was dispatched to the mobile home park around 5 p.m. Friday where he was met by two men who said their units had been broken into.“Mr. Chad Keller and Mr. Joseph Neal showed me where someone had cut the padlocks of several units, I counted a total of six, and another one that had tool marks on the shackle of the lock,” Luetschwager said.

Honor society inducts new members at Lyon

October 14, 2009 Lyon College’s chapter of the Alpha Chi National Collegiate Scholarship Honor Society held its 49th annual induction ceremony on Sept. 25. Alpha Chi is a national honor society with more than 300 college and university chapters. The society admits juniors and seniors of good character who are in the top 10 percent of their classes. At the ceremony, Lyon’s Alpha Chi chapter inducted 10 new members.

Cedar Ridge to provide free flu shots

October 14, 2009 NEWARK — On Nov. 6, the Independence County Health Unit in conjunction with Cedar Ridge School District will be providing free seasonal flu shots and H1N1 nasal mist/shots to school children at Cord-Charlotte Elementary School, Newark Elementary School and Cedar Ridge High School. Immunizations will begin at each elementary school at 8:30 a.m. and at the high school after immunizations are given to the elementary schools.

City gets grant for trees

October 14, 2009 Batesville’s downtown is undergoing some revitalization efforts, and those could be boosted by something as simple as planting trees.The city has received a grant for 480 trees to be planted, as well as another for a visiting urban forester/educator to come to Batesville for a week, said Bob Pest, who is helping coordinate the Tree City efforts locally and wrote the grant applications submitted to the Arkansas Forestry Council.Monday afternoon, Pest met with the city’s newly-formed Tree Board and Mayor Rick Elumbaugh.

Folk center to host craft classes

October 14, 2009 MOUNTAIN VIEW — The Ozark Folk Center State Park in Mountain View will host “Make It A Handmade Christmas” Nov. 13-15 with instructions on how to make traditional crafts.

Artists to host exhibitions

October 14, 2009 Two artists will have exhibitions at Lyon College’s Kresge Gallery now until Nov. 7. An artist talk and reception is scheduled from 5-7 p.m. Nov. 9 at the gallery.

Old Fashion Sunday set

October 14, 2009 MOUNT PLEASANT — Cornerstone Baptist Church in Mount Pleasant will host an Old Fashion Day this Sunday. Visitors are welcome and old-fashioned apparel will be appropriate if one so desires, according to Charlie Fowler with the media ministry. Services will begin at 9:15 a.m. Lunch will be served immediately following services.There will be old-fashioned gospel music and preaching. For the youth, there will be games, horseback rides and wagon rides.The church is located at the junction of highways 58 and 69.

War Eagle Mill crafts fair to be this weekend

October 14, 2009 ROGERS — Local and regional artists and craftsmen will display and sell their goods during the War Eagle Mill Arts and Crafts Fair on Thursday near Rogers. Many of the vendors also give demonstrations of how they make their crafts.