Headlines – 6/14/2002

Published 12:00 am Friday, June 14, 2002

Panolian : June 14, 2002

For complete stories, pick up the 06/14/02  issue of The Panolian

Batesville Public Library’s Summer Reading Program

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Rainbow the Clown entertained the children at the Batesville Public Library during the summer reading program, Wednesday, June 12. Sarah Martin (standing, l) helped Rainbow out with a trick during the program. Each local library holds a summer reading program. Check with the local library for the schedule of events or The Panolian’s coming events section twice weekly.

Law Enforcement Seeks Help

BATESVILLE – Area law enforcement officials need your help with a case currently under investigation.

"If you have purchased merchandise from a store, financed it with a finance company," said Batesville Police Det. Paul Shivers, "but have not received your merchandise, I need to hear from you."

Shivers said they are currently investigating the incident, but are still in need of information from people who have experienced or are experiencing a similar situation.

If you have purchased merchandise from a store, financed it, but never received the merchandise you purchased, contact the Batesville Police Department at 563-5653 or the Panola County Sheriff’s Department at 563-563-6230.


Programs Available to Help Prevent Abuse

A three-phase program aimed at helping teenagers who have landed on the wrong side of the law is seeing success, says Jan Sample, director of the Child Abuse Prevention Center of North Mississippi.

Sample told members of the Batesville Exchange Club Wednesday, June 12, the Center, located in Oxford, had been working with 12-year-old to 17-year-old boys and their families for the past year.

Loving Bears
Kiwanis Club member John Britt (left) presents a donation of stuffed bears to Tri-Lakes Medical Center emergency room personnel Brandi Dyer and Jan Collins (right). Hospital personnel give the bears to children who come to the emergency room for treatment. The bears are sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Batesville and Graves Oil Co.

Dispute resolved by parties
Two families purchase land

BATESVILLE – A dispute between developer Larry Montgomery and residents of the College and Goff Streets area in Batesville was resolved Wednesday, June 12, when the parties settled the matter among themselves.

Montgomery agreed to sell the seven-acre tract of land to two families who live in the Goff-Woods Subdivision.