Creative Economy initiative receives national exposure

August 10, 2009 CALICO ROCK — The National Assembly of State Arts Agencies recently hosted a Web seminar entitled Arkansas’ Creative Economy: Creativity in The Natural State, during which the ongoing efforts of the North Central Arkansas Regional Economic Development (NCARED) sponsored Creative Economy team was highlighted, according to a news release.

Quorum court meets tonight

August 10, 2009 The Independence County Quorum court will meet this evening. On the agenda are six ordinances amending the annual budget and one resolution of appreciation. Also on the schedule for discussion are Hydroelectric Project Legal Fund, future highway infrastructure projects and the appointment of a director for the Economic Development Commission.The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. at the Jess B. Carpenter Building Juvenile Courtroom.

WRPDD to discuss funds

August 10, 2009 White River Planning and Development District has scheduled a meeting at 6 tonight at the Ramada Inn at 1325 N. St. Louis St. to discuss the disaster funds available from the Arkansas Economic Development Commission.The WRPDD is scheduled to receive approximately $3.4 million. At the meeting, various types of eligible projects, the number of applications a city or county can submit, and the amount of funds available will be discussed.

Aldermen to hear reports

August 10, 2009 OIL TROUGH — The Oil Trough City Council will meet at 7 tonight in the city hall to hear monthly departmental reports, Recorder-treasurer Amy Goyne said.A review of current bills completes the agenda.

Flu shot clinic tops agenda

August 10, 2009 PLEASANT PLAINS — The Pleasant Plains City Council will meet at 7 tonight in the city hall to continue discussing plans for having flu shots given this fall at a local church, Mayor Rick Siler said.State Department of Health workers will give the shots as people drive by in their vehicles, he said.“Sign-up sheets will be at local churches and businesses when it gets a little closer to time,” Siler said. “A lot of people can pick them up and fill them out beforehand.”

Fire services to be discussed

August 10, 2009 ASH FLAT — The Sharp County Quorum Court will meet at 6 tonight in the courthouse in Ash Flat to consider a fire services coordinator resolution, according to an agenda for the meeting.District Judge Mark Johnson will also address the justices concerning employee insurance and written monthly reports from various offices and departments will be reviewed.

Cave City eyes stadium

August 10, 2009 CAVE CITY — The Cave City School Board agreed Tuesday to continue to work toward getting cost estimates for a new high school football stadium, Superintendent Steven Green said.Football Coach Jon Bradley participated in the discussion.Estimates would include dirt work, lighting, bleachers (with a press box), a concession/bathroom facility, and fencing. Green was authorized to investigate bid procedures as well as potential funding mechanisms.Green said he and the board will not ask voters for a millage rate hike to fund a stadium.

Jewelry taken in home burglary; guns untouched

August 10, 2009  A suspect has been named in the theft of approximately $3,500 in jewelry from a home on Coon Creek Road, according to Independence County Deputy Colby Markum.Daniel Boyd Qualls reported his home burglarized sometime between 12:40 p.m. and 4:40 p.m. Tuesday afternoon and several rings, necklaces and assorted other jewelry items were taken.Qualls said he believed the home was entered by someone using a credit card or similar article to get in the front door of his home.

Arrests made; bond set at $100,000

August 10, 2009 HEBER SPRINGS — A tip about the possible location of a stolen four-wheeler in Cleburne County led to three arrests, including one man whose bond was set at $100,000 and another who has Independence County ties, said Cleburne County sheriff’s Det. Kim Bettis.Bettis said when Det. John Hendricks and Deputy Willie Baker responded to the location, they recovered one of two four-wheelers that had been reported stolen over the Fourth of July holiday weekend.

BAAC-on-Main art gallery is exhibiting works by Douglas Harding

August 10, 2009 Batesville Area Arts Council BAAC-on-Main art gallery is exhibiting works by Douglas Harding now through Aug. 21. Harding graduated from Lyon College in 2008 with a bachelor of arts. The Kresge Gallery at Lyon housed a solo exhibit for his works in 2008, and he has participated in the college’s juried exhibits for the past three years. Harding received first place in the sixth annual Lyon College Juried Art Exhibit this year as well as honorable mention in the exhibit in 2008. He received the Honors Convocation Art Award in 2008.