Club News

May 12, 2009 Charlotte EHCCharlotte — Charlotte Extension Homemakers Club met May 5 at Aileen Baker’s home for the last time, as the Bakers are moving to Texas.Five members were present. The club agreed what it could do for the Bakers was to help carry off boxes of stuff they didn’t want, and it gave the family a card.

Do we need both?

May 12, 2009 Wow, I’m in a category that’s “disproportionately low-income, young, renters and Hispanics,” according to an Associated Press story that came over the wire last week. That sounds a little curious since I wouldn’t classify myself as any of those — except young, of course — but it’s because Gary and I have no landline phone. We just use our cell phones, and we’ve been doing so for a while now.

Area Briefs

May 12, 2009 Oil Trough woman dies in Jackson County crash

Blue Ribbon Committee to hold first meeting

May 12, 2009 LITTLE ROCK — With the appointment process complete, the newly created “Arkansas Blue Ribbon Committee on Highway Finance” has scheduled its first meeting for 1:30 p.m. May 21 in Room 149 of the State Capitol in Little Rock. 

Arrest made in Newark burglaries

May 12, 2009 A teenager is in juvenile custody on charges that he burglarized two Newark businesses Tuesday night.Independence County Sheriff Keith Bowers said a 14-year-old boy is accused of burglarizing the Newark Pharmacy and The Treasure Shop antique/collectables store May 5. Employees at the businesses discovered the burglaries when they came to work the next morning.

84 graduate from Lyon

May 12, 2009 As 84 Lyon College seniors walked across the stage Saturday morning to receive their bachelor degrees, college president Walter Roettger realized in a way, he is graduating with them. He was there four years ago when they first arrived on campus, and now he too is leaving with them as they enter the world outside of Lyon.Roettger, who will retire June 30 after 11 years of service to the college, was the speaker at the college’s 137th commencement. Eighty-four graduates received bachelor of art and bachelor of science degrees during the ceremony.

Sharp tax figures up

May 12, 2009 ASH FLAT — Sharp County justices got some good news Monday, learning that sales tax revenue received in April was up slightly, County Judge Larry Brown said.“This figure was for receipts in February,” he said. “Receipts for January (received in March) were down slightly.”Seeing the sales tax revenue bounce back up gave county officials a better feeling, since that put the revenue projections back on track for the year, for now.The county received $66,191 in April, up $1,582 from the same month in 2008.

Bube awarded prize

May 12, 2009 Dr. Paul Custodio Bube, W. Lewis McColgan Professor of Religion, has been awarded the 2009-10 Lamar Williamson Prize for Excellence in Teaching. The Williamson Prize is given annually by Lyon College to the faculty member deemed to be the most outstanding in four categories: professional competence, scholarly ability, exemplary humane and Christian values and contributions to the community. Bube joined the Lyon faculty in 2001 after serving as professor of religion and philosophy and chair of the department at Kansas Wesleyan University.

Charity ride to stop in Batesville

May 12, 2009 The Chick-fil-A Kyle Petty Charity Ride Across America is scheduled to stop in Batesville on Thursday, and the 15th annual event will bring more than its namesake to town.According to a news release, Petty will be joined by Harry Gant, another NASCAR great, former college and NFL football star Herschel Walker, and PGA golf star Davis Love III in the line of motorcycle riders traveling 3,500 miles in an effort to raise money for children with chronic medical conditions or serious illnesses.

Search resumes

May 12, 2009 Search operations are continuing along the White River near Batesville today in the search for 30-year-old Aaron R. Marks, who is believed to have drowned in a boating accident Saturday evening.Arkansas Game and Fish Wildlife Officer Ryan Nast said this morning that he and other volunteers will be using boats to check the river periodically throughout the day.