Honor Roll

June 25, 2009 MIDLAND — The students listed below made the honor roll for the fourth nine weeks of the 2008-09 school year at Midland High School in Pleasant Plains, according to Donna Clark, principal:Seventh: general — Shiloh Beck, Terri Biggers, Brian Bumpous, Evan Dunegan, Jessica Hertz, Katelyn Lewis, Erica Passmore, Ma Thoa, Brooke Williams, Julie YangEighth: general — Hunter Biram, Brittany Boswell, Jaycie Burrow, Bradley Cathey, Emily Coppens, Drew Fortson, Kayne Kirk, Cassie Passmore, Laken Power, Christian Sanchez, Lexie Wood

UACCB presents scholarships

June 25, 2009 Eight students have been awarded the Academic Distinction Scholarship to the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville, announced Melissa Sisco, director of financial aid.Briley Elizabeth Burdin graduated from Batesville High School. She is the daughter of Charles and Jana Burdin. She plans to pursue a degree in psychology.Jordan Burghart graduated from Batesville High School. She is the daughter of Mike and Kristi Burghart. She plans to pursue a degree in radiology.

Lunch at Elizabeth’s a ‘tradition’ in downtown Batesville

June 25, 2009 In a world where people eat lunch at their desks, in their cars, or not at all, the lunch experience has been seriously devalued. Fortunately, there are restaurants like Elizabeth’s Restaurant in Batesville that maintain the tradition of lunch as a time for camaraderie, conversation and even a calming, relaxing experience — something you just can’t get at the drive-through.

Service News

June 25, 2009 San Antonio — Army Pvt. Savannah L. Adkins has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson in Columbia, S.C.During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values, physical fitness, and received instruction and practice in basic combat skills, military weapons, chemical warfare and bayonet training, drill and ceremony, marching, rifle marksmanship, armed and unarmed combat, map reading, field tactics, military courtesy, military justice system, basic first aid, foot marches and field training exercises.

Fire chief warns of danger

June 25, 2009 PLEASANT PLAINS — Pleasant Plains Fire Chief Stacy Caplener is asking residents in the southern part of the county to use caution with fires.“We’ve had four grass fires this week alone (Pleasant Plains), and things are getting drier by the day with no forecasts of significant rain anytime soon,” Caplener said.“The Fourth of July is coming up and people will be shooting fireworks and doing cookouts and the fire danger will increase,” he said.

Batesville man held for immigration agents

June 25, 2009  Determined to be in the U.S. illegally, a Batesville man is being held for Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials after he allegedly showed up drunk at the Independence County Sheriff’s Office.Deputy Jeremy Qualls said he was walking across the parking lot at the sheriff’s office around 10 a.m. Monday when 32-year-old Ivan E. Tinoco of 435 Ferrell St. drove into the parking lot, waved him down and started yelling at him, asking if he was working.

Warrant issued for altered prescriptions

June 25, 2009 A 20-year-old Batesville woman is facing felony charges after she allegedly altered a doctor’s prescription for pain medicine, according to an affidavit filed in the Independence County Circuit Court Clerk’s office.In her affidavit, Lt. Brenda Bittle with the Independence County Sheriff’s Office said that a Walmart pharmacist reported the forgery to the sheriff’s office on June 8 after a woman, identified as Jessica L. Engles of Mount Pleasant, dropped off a prescription to be filled.

Former house cleaner charged

June 25, 2009  Liz Kallsnick was filing a forgery report at a local bank when the woman accused of taking Kallsnick’s checks drove up to another branch trying to cash another check, according to documents filed with the Independence County Circuit Court Clerk’s office.Police were dispatched to the west Batesville branch of Citizens Bank on June 17 in reference to a woman, later identified as 20-year-old Samantha Wilson of Batesville, at the drive-up window trying to cash a check reported stolen from her employer, Kallsnick, of Heber Springs.

Area Briefs

June 25, 2009 WRMC surgery team prepares video to be used for training