Board OKs raises, personnel changes, opens bus bids

May 1, 2009 CAVE CITY — Employees of the Cave City School District will get paid more next term, Superintendent Steven Green said.The school board agreed earlier this week on the increases, which will amount to a $292 increase for each certified employee. Classified employees also get raises.All the raises are based on a 1 percent increase of the base rate for a beginning employee in that position.Special education and assistant bookkeeper/administrative secretary positions were added to the classified salary schedule.

Blind boy shares his world

May 1, 2009 Coby Turney sees the world through his fingertips, and he doesn’t mind sharing.The 8-year-old reads, writes, plays piano, keeps time on the tambourine and joins his friends on the playground.The only difference is that he is blind.“This is the ruler I use to measure things with,” Coby, a third-grader at Cave City Elementary, said to the Eagle Mountain Elementary class Tuesday, holding up a black plastic ruler with Braille on it.

Pest to head tourist panel

May 1, 2009 The board of directors of the Ozark Gateway Tourist Council has elected officers for the 2009-10 fiscal year, which begins July 1. Bob Pest of Independence County will serve as president, Adam Davis of Fulton County as vice president and Ginger Johnson of Independence County as secretary/treasurer.Also at the board’s regular quarterly meeting on Monday, it honored outgoing president Charlie Morris for his outstanding service to the organization.

Building vandalized

May 1, 2009 All the weekend visitors to the Fellowship Bible Church construction site on Main Street in Batesville didn’t come to work or pray. They came to play, as evidenced by graffiti and damage done to the work site.Around 7:30 a.m. Monday, Independence County Deputy Patrick Collins was dispatched to 332 E. Main where the former Landers Theater is being renovated to be the new home of the local church.

Man charged after roll-over

April 30, 2009 Although not seriously injured in a one-vehicle roll-over accident early Saturday morning, a Newark man didn’t get off scot-free, according to an accident report from the Independence County Sheriff’s Office.Deputy Dee McFatter said she was dispatched to an accident on Gap Road around 6:15 a.m. and when she arrived she found an abandoned 2007 Toyota Corolla with heavy damage. She also said there was blood on an air bag and on the passenger side windshield.

News of other days

April 30, 2009 Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on May 13, 1996. 

Thieves target license plates

April 30, 2009 Authorities in Newark are investigating the theft of car tags that are believed to have occurred in the area Monday and Tuesday.Independence County Deputy David Sallas was dispatched to the Heather Cagle residence on WPA Road around 9 p.m. Monday after Cagle called police dispatch saying that her truck tag had been stolen.According to Cagle, the tag bearing 605 NPD, with an expiration date of April 20, 2010, was taken off her Ford F-150 pickup at an undetermined time.

Auto, other thefts reported

April 30, 2009 A Southside man with a clear title to his Ford Expedition said it was repossessed by a Newport car dealer Monday afternoon.Independence County Deputy Jonathan Brown said he spoke with Seth Johnson of 200 Double Road around 3 p.m. regarding the incident and Johnson told Brown that Garland Walker from W & R Auto Sales in Newport was the person that repossessed his 2000 sport utility vehicle.

Family & Friends Briefs

April 30, 2009 CPR class to be offeredA health care provider cardiopulmonary resuscitation class will be offered from 6 to 10 p.m. Tuesday in the Alan Davis Conference Center, located at 1033 E.M.S. Drive in Batesville.The fee is $40.To register, call (870) 793-3351. Rummage, bake sale planned