How to make your trophy fish look good on wall

April 17, 2009 At last, it’s in the boat. The fish to end all fish is in the ice chest or in your live well. You have an honest, enormous trophy fish, worthy of a trip to the taxidermist. Whether your prize is a bluegill or a blue marlin, there are important things you need to do so the fish won’t get damaged and will look its best, and the process begins in those first few minutes.Taking the proper steps now will result in a much better-looking mount.

Tools, guitars, pills reported stolen

April 17, 2009 Police are investigating the burglary of a shop building owned by Josh Wilder of Batesville where $1,273 worth of tools were reported stolen sometime over the weekend, according to Independence County Deputy Colby Markum.Wilder said when he arrived for work at his shop on North St. Louis Street Tuesday morning he discovered two Dewalt cordless drills, a roll of 320 grit sandpaper, a screwdriver set, sanding blocks and a radar detector missing.According to Wilder, intruders would have had to climb over a fence to get to his property.No suspects were named.

Group study exchange members visit Batesville

April 17, 2009 Five people traveled from India as part of a group study exchange to spend a month in Arkansas.Anne Ratna Prabhakar, Vkn Srinivas, Arusam Madhusudan, V.R. Vidhyalakshmi and Dr. M. Ravi Kumar visited the Batesville Rotary Club Monday at Josie’s at the Lockhouse to speak about their families, careers and areas they live and work in.Rotarian Prabhakar, the group study exchange team leader, belongs to the Rotary Club of Chilakaluripet and spoke about some of his club’s projects, such as:

Poet visits Southside

April 17, 2009 SOUTHSIDE — Slam poet Clayton Scott recently visited Southside Middle School to teach the fifth-graders about descriptive writing and poetry. Each class participated in a poetry slam on the last day to showcase their work. Five winners from each class will compete in an overall poetry slam to determine a fifth-grade Poetry Slam Champ.

Southside board discusses salary, barn bids

April 17, 2009 SOUTHSIDE — While Southside Superintendent Dan Foley will retire at the end of the school year, he will continue to work until construction of the new Southside elementary building is complete.Foley, who was to leave after the June 8 board meeting, will now work until his resignation is effective June 30 and forfeit accumulated annual leave time in lieu of a salary increase.On Monday night, the school board voted to increase Foley’s 2008-09 salary index to not more than $6,000 to compensate him for work between the June 8 regular meeting and June 30.

Head-on collision near Saffell injures two

April 17, 2009 A head-on collision near Saffell this morning sent two people to the emergency room, Arkansas State Trooper David Jones said.Jones said he was notified around 6:30 about the two-vehicle accident that injured Michael Ferrell, 64, of Hewitt, Texas and Marsha King, 35, of Smithville.

Batesville artist chosen to exhibit in statewide show

April 17, 2009 PETIT JEAN MOUNTAIN — After a competitive application process, Sheila Cantrell of Batesville is one of 20 artists selected to be featured in the Winthrop Rockefeller Institute’s fourth annual Arts in the Air Professional Art Exhibit and Sale on Petit Jean Mountain. This month-long event is designed to support the creativity of Arkansas’ artists and promote arts awareness and appreciation.

Kresge Gallery to host silent auction

April 17, 2009 The Kresge Art Gallery at Lyon College will hold a silent auction Saturday. Bidding will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. There will be a reception from 5-6 p.m. Saturday. 

Burglars get beer, BB gun

April 17, 2009 Someone went to a lot of trouble to break into a Batesville home and guest house and then not take anything of real value, according to Independence County Deputy Dustin Robbins.Louise Rutledge told Robbins Wednesday afternoon that when she went to check on some property owned by an out-of-town relative, she found where someone had entered the main house by smashing out a window above the kitchen sink. According to Robbins, other attempts to enter the house had also been made at a storm door and the screen had been cut off another window.