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.

News of other days

June 18, 2009 Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on July 1, 1996.

College Brief

June 18, 2009 George accepts UACCB fundSummer George has been awarded a Chancellor’s Scholarship at the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville, announced Melissa Sisco, director of financial aid.George graduated from Batesville High School. She is the daughter of Ann Heathwaite. She plans to pursue a degree in history and drama.The Chancellor’s Scholarship is awarded to students with a composite ACT score of 27 or higher. It provides in-state tuition (up to 15 hours), a $250 stipend and free use of text books each semester.

Honor Rolls

June 18, 2009 Cedar Ridge Junior and Senior High SchoolNEWARK — The students listed below made the honor roll for the fourth nine weeks of the 2008-09 school year at Cedar Ridge Junior and Senior High School in Newark, according to a news release: