One arrested in Calico break-ins; another sought

June 2, 2009 MELBOURNE — An arrest has been made in connection with three Calico Rock businesses, Izard County Sheriff Tate Lawrence said.Businesses burglarized last week included Jenkins Boat Dock, Bill Terry’s Boat Dock and Benji’s Diner. An alarm at Lindsey’s Dock apparently scared the would-be thieves and they ran away, Lawrence said.

New business on Lawrence Street

June 2, 2009 Video movie/pawn shop customers in Batesville now have a new option when it comes to finding new releases, old favorites and even selling their unused movies, games and other items around the house.The option is S&R Video Rental and Pawn at 650 Lawrence St., “a small pawn shop with friendly service,” according to owner Mac Brokaw.In addition to buying, selling, trading movies, video games and just about anything else of value, the business offers a line of designer sunglasses and slim wallets in the latest styles and colors.

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.