Horns to hold reunion

October 14, 2009 CAVE CITY — The Horn reunion will be held Saturday at Cave City Community Center. A potluck will be served at noon, and the event is open to all friends and relatives.

Concord seeking city marshal

October 14, 2009 CONCORD — During a regular meeting Monday, the Concord City Council authorized the advertising for resumés for a certified law enforcement officer, Recorder-treasurer Jayne Pettit said.Concord Marshal Robbie Cooper has indicated he is leaving, although he has not yet submitted a letter of resignation, she said.

Input needed on lights

October 14, 2009 The Batesville City Council is looking for feedback on two downtown intersections with flashing lights.In July, the stoplights on Main Street were changed at the intersections with Third and Fourth streets to red flashing lights, which requires drivers to come to a stop before going on through the intersection.The Arkansas Highway & Transportation Department requires the flashing lights to remain in place for a minimum of 90 days. The city then has the option of taking them down and leaving the four-way stop in place, or turning the stoplights back on.

Pangburn man dies in crash

October 14, 2009 A two-vehicle crash on Highway 124 in White County claimed the life of a 66-year-old Pangburn man Tuesday morning.Arkansas State Police Trooper Tony Bowman said Carter I. Jones was going east on Highway 124 when he crossed over the center line on a curve and struck a 2005 Western Star tractor, causing Jones’1998 Ford to roll over several times, partially ejecting him.The driver of the truck, Murry C. Pate of Judsonia, was wearing his seat belt and wasn’t injured.

Flights returning to 4 Ark. cities

October 14, 2009 LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Scheduled airline service will return to four Arkansas cities on Oct. 26.SeaPort Airlines of Oregon will provide flights from Memphis to airports in Hot Springs, El Dorado, Harrison and Jonesboro. SeaPort is providing the flights through an Essential Air Service contract from the U.S. Department of Transportation.The airports in the four cities have been without passenger service since June 2008 when Mesa Airlines ended its service.SeaPort will use 9-seat Pilatus PC-12 single turboprop airplanes for the flights.

Play canceled

October 14, 2009 The one man play by Clayton Scott “Down in Littletown” and scheduled for Saturday at Lyon College Brown Chapel has been canceled and will be rescheduled.Anyone who has bought tickets for the event may return to where they bought tickets for a full refund.The reschedule date will be announced later.

Optimist club to meet

October 14, 2009 The Batesville Optimist Club will hold its regular meeting at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Josie’s at the Lockhouse. Guest speaker will be Frank Hilburt, chief information officer of White River Medical Center, discussing the topic of electronic medical records.Members are encouraged to attend; guests are welcome. For more information about Optimists, visit www.optimist.org. 

Optimists to present Battle of the Bands

October 14, 2009 The Batesville Optimist Club will sponsor a Battle of the Bands at 2 p.m. Saturday at Riverside Park.“This is a great opportunity to enjoy some local talent and to support the youth in our community as well,” according to a news release from the club.There is no admission fee and food vendors will be on site.The line up of bands to date include Lost End, Brother Lead Feather, Lost Machina, Mayz End, Cool Kinda Nice, Rose Fire, Die on 3 and Wake The Fallen.For more information call Chris Black at (870) 793-2263.

Activities lead up to Homecoming 2009

October 14, 2009 Lyon College students are gearing up for Homecoming 2009 weekend with a week full of activities leading up to the big event.On Monday, students will roast “gourmet s’mores” at 7 p.m. The event will be hosted by the brothers of Zeta Beta Tau.

Owens turns 100

October 14, 2009 MAGNESS — On March 4, 1909, President William Howard Taft was inaugurated as the 27th president of the United States. On July 27 of the same year, Orville Wright tested the first U.S. Army plane. And on Oct. 8, the Chicago Cubs beat the New York Giants to win the National League pennant.Also on Oct. 8, 1909, TJ Owens of Batesville was born at Magness, right across the street from the Church of Christ, where family and friends gathered recently to celebrate his 100th birthday.