Mountain View — The Ozark Volkswagen Club will again be hosting the national acclaimed seventh annual Ozark Volkswagen Festival from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 16 at Taylor’s Sons of the Ozarks Music Theatre, which is two miles south on Highway 9 from Mountain View.
The event is open to the public and will be held rain or shine.
Masonic Home reunion planned
Former residents of the Masonic Home will hold their 13th reunion Saturday at the Mt. Zion Masonic Lodge, located on Highway 167 South in Batesville.
All friends and former classmates are invited to visit from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.
For more information, call the lodge at (870) 251-2835.
Single’s ministry to meet
Rita Hunsaker and Timothy Blakeney of Dexter, Mo., have announced the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Regina Diane Hunsaker, to Mikeal Lee Candler, son of Ronnie Candler of Floral and Kathy Mason of Batesville.
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Alma Lorene Brown and William Earl Gibson of Dexter, Mo.
The prospective groom is the grandson of Clarence and Kathryn Jones of Batesville and Orie and Lottie Candler of Floral.
The couple will exchange vows in a private ceremony at 4 p.m. Saturday at the groom’s father’s house.
Jeremy and Jessica Moser and Scarlett of Rosie have announced the birth of a daughter and sister at White County Medical Center in Searcy on April 24, 2009. The baby weighed 8 pounds, 2 ounces and has been named Isabella Reece Moser.
Grandparents of the child are Gary and Pat Moser of Cave City and Dave and Nancy Branscum of Batesville.
Great-grandparents are Jimmy and Lorene Wilson of Batesville.
Anthony and Beth Creasey and Bradlee of Batesville have announced the birth of a son and brother at White River Medical Center on April 27, 2009. The baby weighed 9 pounds, 4.1 ounces and has been named Kayden James Tucker Creasey.
Grandparents of the child are Jim and Debbie Bruce, Michael and Linda Creasey and Joyce Meredith.
Great-grandparents are J.T. and Sharon Godwin.
Shawn and Lorie Craig of Batesville have announced the birth of a son at White River Medical Center on April 22, 2009. The baby weighed 8 pounds, 9 ounces and has been named Ian Elliott O’Neal Craig.
Grandparents of the child are David and Geraldine Holt of Batesville and Larry and Brenda Craig of Newark.
Great-grandmother is Trixie Holt of Batesville.
There is criminal law and there is civil law, there’s the long-running TV show “Law and Order,” and then there is the “law of unintended consequences.”
Let’s hope that Indiana legislators will move soon to correct a bad case of the presumably unintended kind — one that unfairly and unnecessarily hinders student journalists, and which violates the spirit, if not also the letter, of First Amendment law.
The recession is now official, my teenager no longer shops at Abercrombie & Fitch.
Yes, it’s true, teens who were once ashamed to be seen in anything but top-label, strategically distressed clothing are now ponying up to the register for $2 flip-flops and two-for-one tees at Target and Old Navy.
Band boosters to meet
The Batesville High School Band Boosters will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the high school band room.
This is the last meeting of the year, and officers will be elected and other business discussed.
Driving tests canceled
There will be no written or road tests held in Batesville on May 5 or May 7, according to the Arkansas State Police driver’s license examiner.
Tests will resume Tuesday and Thursday of the following week.
CAVE CITY — Gold medal winners from Cave City High School in the recent state SkillsUSA contests in Hot Springs will be going to the national competition in Kansas City, Mo., in June, Superintendent Steven Green said.
Earlier this week, the school board approved the trip and agreed to help finance it, although students will also hold fundraisers to help out.
Instructors Ben Johnson and Lindsey Johnson reported that 56 students participate at the state level, with 28 of them winning medals.
Tammy Smith was named the recipient of the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville’s Service Award during the recent Outstanding Student Reception.
Brian Berry, vice chancellor for enrollment management and student services, presented the award to Smith. In recognizing Smith, he talked not only of her service to the campus but also to the community.