State News Briefs

August 13, 2008 Too much rain swamps gauge PORTLAND - It rained so much at Portland, Ark., Monday and Tuesday that the community's rain gauge overflowed.

Glaze says he’s leaving Ark. Supreme Court

August 13, 2008 LITTLE ROCK (AP) - Arkansas Supreme Court Justice Tom Glaze said Tuesday that he's retiring from the court and has already told Gov. Mike Beebe of his plans to leave the bench.

World’s tallest woman dies at age 53

August 13, 2008 INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - A woman who grew to be 7 feet, 7 inches tall and was recognized as the world's tallest female died early today, a friend said. She was 53.

Family & Friends Briefs

August 13, 2008 Mercy River Boys to perform NEWARK - The Mercy River Boys will perform for the homecoming services at 1 p.m. Sunday at First Baptist Church at Newark. The event is open to the public.

Births

August 13, 2008 Bricen Cole Carter

Sharon Berry earns CDA

August 13, 2008 Sharon Berry of Batesville has been awarded a Child Development Associate Credential in recognition of outstanding work with young children.

Library to offer free admission

August 13, 2008 LITTLE ROCK - The William J. Clinton Presidential Library will offer free admission from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday in celebration of President Clinton's 62nd birthday.

Moms of Military to meet

August 13, 2008 The Moms of the Military (MOMS) Prayer and Support Group will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday at Fellowship Baptist Church fellowship hall.

Area Briefs

August 13, 2008 Cave City to have open house CAVE CITY - Cave City School District will have open house from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday at all campuses. Teachers will be in their classrooms.