Burge to mark 100th birthday

August 10, 2009 CAVE CITY — Eunice Brashers Burge of Cave City will celebrate her 100th birthday with a reception at 2 p.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church in Cave City.She was born Aug. 13, 1909, in Cave City to Jim and Ophelia Matlock Brashers. Her mother died when she was 13, leaving her to raise five younger siblings while her oldest brother helped their father work in the fields. She had to quit school in the eighth grade.

Newark meeting postponed

August 10, 2009 NEWARK — The Newark City Council meeting originally set for Tuesday has been postponed, Recorder-treasurer Joanne Langston said.The meeting has been rescheduled for 6:30 p.m. Thursday in the municipal building.

Chamber head to address AARP

August 10, 2009 Crystal Johnson, president of the Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce, will be the guest speaker at the Batesville chapter of the AARP.AARP meets Tuesday at Western Sizzlin, with the meal starting at 11 a.m. followed by the business meeting at noon. The event is open to all members, guests and anyone interested in joining.

Southside to host open houses

August 10, 2009 SOUTHSIDE — Open house for grades kindergarten through 12th grade will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Aug. 17 at the Southside School District, according to federal/curriculum coordinator Dinah Haertlein.Preschool will have its open house from 6 to 8 p.m. Aug. 18. “Southside welcomes all parents to come and visit with their child’s teachers and to visit our facilities,” including the new elementary building at 2640 Batesville Blvd., Haertlein said.

Southside board to meet tonight

August 10, 2009 SOUTHSIDE — The Southside School Board will meet at 6:30 tonight in the high school cafeteria annex where it will consider accepting letters of resignation from three school employees. Resignation letters from Sandy Norris, special education clerk, Joyce Atkins, elementary teacher’s aide, and middle school custodian, Ed Hamilton, will be considered. The board will also discuss establishing polling sites for the September school elections, consider appointing four school coordinators and adopting a classified calendar for the 2009-10 school year.

Chamber to host breakfast

August 10, 2009 The Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce will host a breakfast open house Tuesday welcoming Crystal Johnson as the new president/CEO.The event will be from 7 to 8:30 a.m. at the chamber, located at 409 Vine St., and is open to the public. Breakfast will be sponsored by Citizens Bank.

Men’s heart screenings planned

August 10, 2009 Cherokee Village — White River Medical Center North Complex in Cherokee Village is offering a free Men’s Heart Health Screening from 5 to 8 p.m. Aug. 20.

Governor appoints two to Ozarka board

August 10, 2009 Melbourne — On July 27, Gov. Mike Beebe announced his appointment of Bob Evins and Larry Sullivan to the Ozarka College Board of Trustees.Evins’ appointed term will run through July 1, 2016, while Sullivan’s will run through July 1, 2012.

Bald Knob man dies in accident

August 10, 2009 SEARCY — A 46-year-old Bald Knob man died as the result of a one-vehicle crash shortly after 1 a.m. Sunday at 1719 Bald Knob Lake Road, said Arkansas State Trooper Ray Ervin.Two others were injured. None of the three were wearing seat belts, Ervin said.Roger Clark, the driver of a 1997 Ford Explorer, was westbound on Bald Knob Lake Road when he lost control, ran off the roadway, then crossed a driveway causing the vehicle to go airborne and overturn several time, ejecting all three occupants, Ervin said.

Man arrested on domestic, kidnapping charges

August 10, 2009 Aggravated assault on a family member, as well as kidnapping-false imprisonment charges, are pending on a Batesville man following an incident Sunday night.Independence County Deputy Michael Thatch said he was dispatched to 3045 James St. around 9 p.m. after 31-year-old Angela White called police to report being assaulted by her live-in boyfriend, 34-year-old Freddie Patrick Vance.