Main Street gets physical

June 2, 2009 Downtown Batesville is the perfect place for a “friendly and clean place to stay fit,” according to Mark Wilhite, who owns and operates Main Street Gym with his wife, Lisa.In addition to the standard fare of free weights for those wanting to build muscle mass, Main Street Gym offers cardio machines as well as special equipment for trimming the tummy and just staying fit or for losing weight overall. Personal trainers and aerobic classes are also available at the fitness center.

Drug-related arrests made following car chase

June 2, 2009 A Batesville woman was arrested and placed under an investigative hold early Monday morning after she was allegedly found to be in possession of illegal drugs and using a false name.Independence County Deputy Brian Luetschwager said he stopped an extended-cab pickup on Wilson Street around 1 a.m. after the truck had been reported in some type of chase with a car.

Police make weekend driving arrests

June 2, 2009 A Piggott woman was arrested Friday afternoon on traffic- and alcohol-related charges after she reportedly left the scene of an accident, according to Independence County Deputy Michael Darr.On his way to a “leaving the scene” wreck at Sidney and Harrison streets around 6 p.m., Darr said he was informed by Prosecuting Attorney Don McSpadden that the suspect vehicle, a blue four-door car, had just hit a power pole at the intersection of St. Louis and Harrison streets in Batesville.

Family & Friends Briefs

June 2, 2009 Church to hold revivalFull Gospel Church, located at 2805 Neeley St. in Batesville, will have a revival Wednesday through Sunday.Meeting times are 7:30 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday and 6:30 p.m. Sunday.Jim Suits will be the evangelist.A youth rally will be held Friday night.The event is open to the public. For more information call David Adams, pastor, at (870) 793-4273. Egner Cemetery to host services

Schnebelen, Curtis to solemnize vows

June 2, 2009 Dennis and Cheryl Schnebelen of Vilonia have announced the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Sarah Schnebelen, to Brandon Curtis, son of Kenny and Regina Curtis of Cave City.The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Gertrude Schnebelen of Conway and Beverly Cole of Hot Springs.She received a bachelor of science in nursing from the University of Central Arkansas in Conway. She is employed as a neonatal intensive care nurse. The prospective groom is the grandson of Harry and Wanda Curtis of Cave City.

Club News

June 2, 2009 Albert Sidney Johnston Chapter UDC

City sues Pilgrim’s Pride

June 2, 2009 LITTLE ROCK — The city of Clinton sued Pilgrim’s Pride Corp. for $28.5 million in federal court on Monday, accusing the poultry processor of potentially turning the city into a ghost town by idling its plant there.The north Arkansas city filed a complaint against Pilgrim’s Pride in federal bankruptcy court in Fort Worth, Texas, and accused the company of trying to manipulate the price of chicken by idling some of its processing plants.

CD highlights Arkansas

June 2, 2009 Singer-songwriter Jim Hightower writes and records songs about Arkansas. He has just finished a new recording, “More Arkansas Stories in Song,” set to be available in Arkansas State Park gift shops by mid June.“I like to think of my music as old time, down home, real life stories of real people,” Hightower said.This is his second recording focusing on songs about the state. He also wrote and recorded “Arkansas Stories in Song” and the sounds of guitar, banjo, mandolin and hammered-dulcimer are plentiful on both compilations.

Board OKs building, nixes produce stand

June 2, 2009 The Batesville Board of Adjustments Monday night continued its firm stand on controlling produce stands inside the city limits.Rodney Shetron came before the board asking for a conditional use permit to allow a drive-up, open-air produce stand behind the Veterans of Foreign Wars club at the corner of Chaney and Myers streets.“Why wouldn’t you want to use the farmer’s market?” commission chairwoman Carma Osborn asked, referring to city facilities across the street from the VFW.

100-plus mph chase leads to trauma center

June 2, 2009 ASH FLAT — The occupants of a 2002 Mitsubishi Galant that led officers across parts of two counties at speeds of more than 100 miles per hour Saturday night are both in Elvis Presley Trauma Center in Memphis, Izard County Sheriff Tate Lawrence said.The driver, 30-year-old Cody Smith of Missouri, wrecked the car just south of the Piney Creek bridge at Evening Shade. The Galant wound up in a ravine and was not found for about an hour.