Teen arrested for theft, giving beer to minors

June 19, 2009 A night of alleged partying with minors, breaking into cars and taking drugs has a Kyler Road teen in trouble with the law, according to Independence County Sheriff’s Investigator Robert Moser.In a circuit court affidavit Moser said he was called to Kennedy Park south of the White River around 6 a.m. June 11 where a teenage boy had apparently overdosed on drugs that may have been stolen from a vehicle.

Jacksonport State Park to host day camp

June 19, 2009 JACKSONPORT — Jacksonport State Park will host the Summer Science Day Camp from 9 a.m. to noon June 24-26 at the park pavilion.Children ages 6 to 12 will find explore the outdoors through games and activities, such as a Butterfly Hike, fishing clinic with the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission and designing camp T-shirts. The fee for day camp is $15 per child which includes a camp T-shirt. The fee is used to help pay the cost of materials used in the activities.

Tatting workshop set

June 19, 2009 POWHATAN — “Lace, Loops and Laughter: A Beginner’s Tatting Workshop” will be taught from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 11 at Powhatan Historic State Park, according to park interpreter Kristyn Watts.The registration fee is $15 per person.“Tatting, a very old form of lace-making, reached its peak during Victorian times,” Watts said. “Learn how to make bookmarks, lace collars, doilies and more with the Victorian method of tatting with a tatting shuttle.

Club News

June 19, 2009 Cave City EHCCAVE CITY — The Cave City Extension Homemakers Club met on June 15 at the Cave City Community Center. President Judy Breckenridge called the meeting to order and the group sang “Clementine.” “Words To Live By” were read by Evalynn Edgar. Roll Call was “My favorite piece of furniture.” Seven members were present. The minutes and treasurer’s reports were presented and approved.Plans were made for Cave City Club’s Educational Booth for the Sharp County Fair to be held in July.

Area Briefs

June 19, 2009 Car wash to be SaturdayThe University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville Optimist Club will be sponsoring a free car wash 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday at Hawgs Exxon in Batesville. Donations will be accepted. All proceeds will go for the youth programs the club sponsors for the local community. Church offers reading program

Searcy man arrested in Pleasant Plains burglary

June 19, 2009 Clocked by police radar at 115 miles per hour, a Searcy man was arrested for burglary at a Pleasant Plains store Wednesday afternoon. He was later listed as the suspect in a residential burglary in the same area, according to local authorities.Michael W. Boozer, 36, who has an address of 512 Crain Drive in Searcy, was arrested after a burglary and theft was reported at the Corner Store just before 2 p.m. in which the suspect fled north in a Chevrolet Blazer, and followed by a store employee, Luke Nicholson.

Odyssey team competes at world finals at Iowa State

June 19, 2009 Seven middle-school students from Eagle Mountain Magnet have spent much of their free time over the past several months working on a skit based on “The Wizard of Oz” and the work has paid off.The Odyssey of the Mind team placed first at state competition, then went on to place 21st in its category at the 2009 World Finals held May 27-30 at Iowa State University.

Four arrested during search

June 19, 2009 Four people were arrested, including a woman hiding under a pile of clothes in a closet, Tuesday evening on drug and gun charges following a probation home visit.Independence County Deputy Fred Friar said around 3 p.m. he and Cpl. Wayne Green assisted probation officer Jimmy Moore in conducting a residential visit at the home of 18-year-old Kalob West at 225 Community Drive.West was given a portable breath test and reportedly registered .008 per cent, but West claimed he had not been drinking, but had just brushed his teeth, according to Friar.

Date set to ‘buckle up’

June 19, 2009 LITTLE ROCK — Beginning June 30, Arkansas’ seat belt law changes to permit a law enforcement traffic stop based on the primary violation of a motor vehicle driver or front-seat passenger who is not buckled-up. Arkansas becomes the 27th state to enact primary seat belt legislation.Presently Arkansas law enforcement officers may only cite a seat belt violation as a secondary offense. In other words, the traffic stop has to be initiated based on a separate primary violation such as speeding, failure to yield or driving while intoxicated.

Death of Locust Grove man believed natural

June 19, 2009 Foul play isn’t suspected in the death of a Locust Grove man whose body was found in his home by a neighbor Thursday afternoon, according to Independence County Sheriff’s Lt. Brenda Bittle.However, due to a possible history of family violence the body of 52-year-old Billy Williamson, of 770 Mountain View Road, is being sent to the state crime lab for exact cause of death, Bittle said.