The University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville’s Information Technology department works in stealth mode; behind the scenes they consistently smooth glitches and update systems and equipment, allowing faculty, staff and students to breathe easier.
CALICO ROCK — Diane Siddons will lead a group discussion on the “Pitfalls of Genealogy” at the Izard County Historical and Genealogical Society’s fall program.
The meeting will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Calico Rock Community Room and is open to the public.
Siddons will share problems she has encountered doing genealogy research and reveal solutions she has found. She will encourage members of the audience to share their research experiences, both good and bad, and tell what they learned from them.
STRAWBERRY — Students who received special education or speech language therapy while attending Hillcrest Schools in 2004 may pick up their files containing confidential information.
All records will be destroyed on Oct. 16.
This applies to students who have graduated, moved, dismissed or referred for special services.
Files can be picked up from 8 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. at the Hillcrest High campus at Strawberry by contacting Peggy Sullivan at (870) 528-3856.
CUSHMAN — Karissa Ann Braswell and Derek Dewayne Tharp of Cushman have announced their engagement and marriage.
The bride-elect is the daughter of Dawn Jackson of Magness and the late Wesley V. Braswell. She is the granddaughter of Jack “Andrew” and Sandra Myrick and the late Mr. and Mrs. Wesley Braswell, all of Thomasville, Ga.
The prospective groom is the son of Kevin and Kathleen Tharp of Cushman. He is the grandson of LaDonna Tharp of Batesville, Billy Tharp of Cord and David and Mary Scarbrough of Cushman.
They are both 2007 graduates of Cushman High School.
BRADFORD — Paul and Rose Needham of Bradford have announced the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Emily Needham, to Aaron Lumpkin, son of Susan and Tommy Conder of Judsonia and Eddie and Karen Lumpkin of Rosie.
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Alvie and Fay Needham of Batesville and Cynthia Armstrong and H.H. Allen, both of Thida.
She is pursuing a master’s degree in dietetics at the University of Central Arkansas.
Calico Rock — The Calico Rock Music Hall will host local gospel group Southern Faith at 7 p.m. Saturday.
The group consists of Pentecostal pastor, Wade Moser; his wife Taffy and daughter Harmony. Also joining the Mosers on stage will be Taffy’s mother, Katherine Smithson, who accompanies the group on the piano; Jerry Stowe, who plays guitar and bass, as well as sings; and J.C. Stowe, on drums.
Admission is free, with donations taken midway through the performance.
SALADO — Salado Baptist Church will hold revival services Sunday through Sept. 30. Ron Toon, associational missionary for Independence Baptist Association, will be the evangelist.
Service times are 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Sunday and 7 p.m. Monday through Sept. 30.
The event is open to the public.
MOUNTAIN VIEW — The Tribute to Jimmy Driftwood is Oct. 3 at the Ozark Folk Center in Mountain View and performers will include Glen and Nellie Branscum, Clancey Ferguson, The Gardner Boys, Lana and Landon Griffith, Emily Phillips and Joe Jewell & Friends.
Driftwood was a prolific folk songwriter and musician, most famous for his songs “The Battle of New Orleans” and “Tennessee Stud.”
The White River Planning and Development District Inc. currently sponsors a child care food program as a means to provide nutritious meals to children enrolled in licensed or registered family child care homes.
The program, funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, is administered through the Arkansas Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Early Childhood Education. The program reimburses family child care providers for meals and snacks served to children when daily requirements are met.
The Foxy Ladies of White River Red Hat Society met Sept. 15 at Batesville Country Club with 46 members present.
Noreen Trentini, queen mother, opened the meeting and called on Willie Strong to give the invocation.
Guests introduced were Claudia Marsh and Barbara Jones. Judy Hightower was welcomed as a new member.
After lunch, Trentini introduced Cynthia Carius and Mary Henry as the entertainers for the meeting. Carius is a former Las Vegas entertainer. She sang several favorites from her career as Henry harmonized and accompanied on the keyboard.