A two-vehicle accident was reported in Horseshoe
Bend on Saturday, January 19, with both drivers
involved refusing medical treatment according to the
Horseshoe Bend Police Department.
At approximately 3:55 p.m., a 2000 Olds Alero
traveling north on Nightingale was struck on
the driver’s side while crossing Hummingbird,
by a 2007 GMC pickup traveling east on Hummingbird. Trapped in the Alero was driver Theresa Bayes, age 48 of Salem. The Horseshoe Bend Fire Department was called to the scene for extrication. Bayes refused
medical transport as well as the driver of the pickup,
Christopher Beaver, age 25 of Horseshoe Bend.
No stop sign was located at the intersection of
Hummingbird and Nightingale.
Bayes vehicle was totaled in the accident and
removed from the scene by Beene’s Towing.
According the police report, Beaver’s vehicle
sustained $5,000 in damages and was towed by Counce Towing.

HOISTING THE HARDWARE: The Melbourne Junior Lady Bearkatz brought home the Championship trophy from the Izard County Invitational Tournament held last week at Melbourne High School. Izard County Junior Lady Cougars and Junior Cougars won runner-up, as did the Lady Bearkatz and Calico Rock Pirates. Game action, championship and runner-up team pictures and congratulations will be published in the February 6 edition of Pacesetting Times. Photo/K.Sherrelltrophy

Hannah Billingsley of Franklin was crowned Miss Arkansas USA on Sunday, January 6 at Arends Arts Center in Bentonville. She will represent Arkansas at the Miss USA Pageant in Las Vegas this summer. Hannah is the 21-year-old daughter of Kirby and Oleta Billingsley, and sister of Charity Billingsley of Memphis and Alex Billingsley of Franklin. A 2009 graduate of Melbourne High School, Hannah is currently a senior at the University of Central Arkansas majoring in Speech and Communications Disorders.missark Congratulations Hannah, a young lady who is “just as beautiful on the inside as she is on the outside!”