Cave board hears details of trip

January 27, 2011 CAVE CITY — Teacher Lindsey Johnson and television program students Aaron Green and Garrett Tuggle reported to the Cave City School Board last week about their recent trip to Brooke Army Medical Center and Warrior Family Support Center, both in San Antonio, Superintendent Steven Green said.Television program students are producing a documentary video from the trip that they hope will be aired in newscasts nationally to bring attention to the needs of families of severely wounded U.S. soldiers.


January 27, 2011 The correct date for the Jamestown United Methodist Church chili supper is Saturday from 4-7 p.m. The church is located at 1799 Locust Grove Road. 

Vendors being sought for Junkfest at Mtn. View

January 27, 2011 MOUNTAIN VIEW — Junkfest is now accepting vendors for its two-day event, which will be two miles north of Mountain View on Highway 5 (near Mellon’s Country Store).The event will be April 15-16 and will include antiques, vintage items, old knives, handmade crafts, musical instruments, old signs, antique cars/parts, glassware, antique furniture, old boat motors, taxidermy, art, jewelry, folk/bluegrass music and more.Food vendors are also being accepted.

Nervous Rice arrested on two drug charges

January 27, 2011 WALNUT RIDGE — A shaking Joseph Fred Rice of Black Rock was arrested Sunday for possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine) and possession of drug paraphernalia, said Lawrence County Sheriff Jody Dotson.Rice was behind the wheel at the time.“The arrest came after a Lawrence County Sheriff’s Department deputy noticed a vehicle sitting in the middle of the street in Black Rock blocking traffic,” Dotson said.“The deputy stopped to check on the driver, Joseph Rice. Rice was shaking and acting very nervous.

Flowers awards Shellenberger with Spirit Award

January 27, 2011 Flowers Baking Co. of Batesville has selected employee John Shellenberger recipient of its 2010 Flowers Spirit Award.“The Flowers Spirit Award recognizes employees who are a positive force at work and in their community,” according to a news release. “The award was inspired by the kindness and generosity of Langdon S. Flowers, past president and chairman of the board of Flowers Foods. Throughout his life, Langdon Flowers encouraged many people within the company and throughout the country and was an active supporter of many charitable and community organizations.”

Cedar Ridge oks outdoor classroom

January 27, 2011 NEWARK — The Cedar Ridge School Board on Jan. 18 approved the construction of an outdoor classroom for students at Newark Elementary at a cost of $42,160. The outdoor classroom is a collaborative effort among the district, Newark Elementary, parent-teacher organization, Newark Elementary student council and Independence County and Arkansas Game and Fish Commission grant funds, with each contributing towards the total amount.

Batesville son to retire from Army after 30+ years

January 27, 2011 After more than 30 years of service to his country, Col. Thomas Maxx Baker will retire from the United States Army on Feb. 4. The ceremony will take place aboard the USS battleship Missouri in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. The USS Missouri was the location of the signing of the Japanese surrender ending World War II. Baker is currently stationed at Camp Smith Hawaii and serves as the logistics operations officer for the Pacific Command, which controls U.S. military interests throughout the Pacific theater.

Car hits shop

January 27, 2011 A Batesville woman was treated at White River Medical Center after her car collided with another vehicle and then struck a building at the intersection of Boswell and South State streets.According to a report by Independence County Deputy Fred Friar, Kimberly Pierce, 46, of 565 Hawkins St. was driving west on Boswell when her 2004 Ford CVC collided with a 1992 Chevrolet Camaro driven by Andrew Martin, 21, of 20 Bobbye Lane.The report indicates Martin, who was southbound on State Street, failed to stop at the stop sign at the intersection. He was cited for failure to yield.

EHC lists tips for dryer safety

January 27, 2011 Clothes dryers are a helpful appliance many of us rely on almost daily. However, they cause about 15,000 fires in the United States every year, resulting in nearly a dozen deaths and several hundred injuries. Proper installation, use and maintenance of your clothes dryer will allow you to reap its’ benefits without the worry of damage or injury.The following clothes dryer safety tips are presented by the Independence County Extension Homemaker Council:• Have your dryer installed and serviced by a competent professional.

Church planning event

January 27, 2011 The Family Connections Ministry of Batesville First Assembly is hosting an F3 event: Family Food & Fun right after Sunday’s worship service at approximately 12:30 p.m. at the Family Life Center at 20th and Lyon Streets for all parents and their children.The event is free and open to the public, especially single parents and grandparents who are acting as parents. Those attending are asked to register by calling (870) 793-5489.