Church offers free wellness checkups Saturday

March 31, 2011 North Heights Church of Christ will sponsor a free wellness event beginning at 7 a.m. Saturday.Tests will include total cholesterol; high-density lipoproteins (good cholesterol); low-density lipoproteins (bad cholesterol); triglycerides; blood sugar; blood pressure; heart rate; oxygen saturation; individual health report card; and height, weight, body mass index and body fat percentage.

Tools taken in school burglary

March 31, 2011 Batesville school officials say a large number of hand tools and copper wire were stolen from the Batesville School Administration building on Water Street sometime overnight Monday.Frank Drye, maintenance supervisor for the school district, said someone entered the building either through an open window or an unlocked door that was discovered Tuesday morning.Among the items reported taken included several sets of miscellaneous tools, some with the initials CM or CO on them.

Marshal hired at Concord; city-wide clean-up scheduled

March 31, 2011 CONCORD — Nicholas “Nick” Hunnicutt will go to work as the new town marshal in Concord on Friday, said Recorder-treasurer Jayne Pettit.And, she said, “That’s no April Fool’s joke.”Hunnicutt, 32, replaces Danny Roberts, who resigned at the end of January.The city council offered the job to Hunnicutt following a recent special meeting. He was the only one interviewed after the council looked through the applications, Pettit said.Hunnicutt and his wife, Cara, and their two little boys have already moved to Concord, she said.

No egg hunt

March 31, 2011 There will not be an Easter egg hunt in downtown Batesville this year, Main Street Batesville executive director Paula Grimes has announced.“We were not able to secure the funds needed for this event, and many merchants have indicated that they did not see any increase in business,” Grimes said. “We try to make sure that we spend our dollars on activities that benefit our downtown merchants.”

Subpoenas served; cash deposited…School officials sued

March 31, 2011 A former employee fired in November for using school equipment on personal property is now suing his former boss and the Batesville School Board. By outward appearances little seemed out of the ordinary prior to the board’s monthly meeting Monday night. But in a rather low-key fashion, the seven-member board and Superintendent Dr. Randy Willison were each met with subpoenas upon their arrival at Sulphur Rock Magnet Elementary.

Subpoenas served; cash deposited…School officials sued

March 31, 2011 A former employee fired in November for using school equipment on personal property is now suing his former boss and the Batesville School Board. By outward appearances little seemed out of the ordinary prior to the board’s monthly meeting Monday night. But in a rather low-key fashion, the seven-member board and Superintendent Dr. Randy Willison were each met with subpoenas upon their arrival at Sulphur Rock Magnet Elementary.

Church announces revival

March 31, 2011 CAVE CITY — Rings Chapel Missionary Baptist Church will have a revival Monday through April 8.Evangelist will be Randy Bailey.The church is located on Highway 58 east of Cave City.

Gospel band to perform

March 31, 2011 The Hickory Hills Blue Grass Gospel Band from Wynne will perform at Sharp United Methodist Church at 1100 Gainesboro Road at 2 p.m. Sunday.The event is open to the public.

Fish, chicken dinner slated

March 31, 2011 HUTCHINSON MOUNTAIN — The Hutchinson Mountain Community Center will host a fish and chicken dinner from 3-7:30 p.m. Friday.The all-you-can-eat buffet, including dessert and drink will be $8 for adults and $4 for children 11 and under.

Chicot, Desha counties host geocaching event

March 31, 2011 Chicot and Desha Counties, located in the southeast corner of the Arkansas Delta, are welcoming spring with something new: 120 new “treasures” hidden along Arkansas’ southern stretch of the Great River Road National Scenic Byway.The communities of Arkansas City, Dumas, Lake Village and McGehee are teaming up with Arkansas Parks and Tourism to host “April Fools and April Ghouls: Geocaching Along Arkansas’s Great River Road” this weekend.