Ozarks Foothills Literacy Project will hold a tutor training workshop at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Jubilee Family Church, located at 45 Thunderbird Drive in Batesville.
Volunteer tutors are matched with adult students who are learning to read or learning English. Tutors meet with their students for two hours each week at a time and public location of their choosing.
The literacy project is currently tutoring 30 students across three counties, with more than 10 students waiting for a tutor.
To register for the workshop, call (870) 793-5912 or email email@example.com.
Dr. Roberta Bustin will speak at 6 p.m. Sunday at First Church of the Nazarene, located at 1611 Harrison St. in Batesville.
Bustin, a native of Batesville, retired from her position as chemistry professor at Lyon College in 1997 and has spent the last 14 years as a missionary in Romania. She also spent many summers working with NASA in Houston.
The service is open to the public.
SMITHVILLE — Author Stella Hash has released her second book, “The Christmas Caravan,” according to a news release.
The story tells of Moses, a mouse and his family and their quest for survival. When they befriend a camel named Bazel, they journey to Bethlehem by following an Eastern star.
“Come and experience their fear in the sandstorm. Get lost with them in the desert. Finally, stumble into the humble stable wherein lies baby Jesus, the little king they have been searching for,” the release continues.
Hash was born and raised in southeast Oklahoma.
The Moms of Military Prayer and Support Group will celebrate its fourth anniversary Monday at Fellowship Baptist Church’s Fellowship Hall, located at 1003 Batesville Boulevard in Batesville.
The opening ceremonies will begin at 6:30 p.m. with a dinner to follow for special guests and the group members.
Following the welcome and opening remarks, a flag folding ceremony with traditional meanings behind each fold will be presented by Ashleigh and Bill Brashers and Joe Scarbrough with Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4501.
HOT SPRINGS (AP) — The National Park Service has no plans to appeal a ruling that allows the Hot Springs Advertising and Promotion Commission to use “Hot Springs National Park Arkansas” in its trademarked logo.
The federal Trademark Trial and Appeal Board dismissed the Park Service’s petition to cancel the trademark on May 25 and it has marked the petition as “terminated” on its website.
David Barna, chief spokesman for the Park Service in Washington, D.C., said the Park Service does not plan an appeal.
Whiskey decanters were first used as a marketing tool by distillers to help sell their product. Decanters came in a variety of shapes and sizes and were available in ceramic, glass, porcelain, wood and even metal finishes. The supply was limited, which made the decanters highly collectible. Many decanters were made to commemorate events in history.
His whiskey decanter collection is now at 225. There were more at one time, but some have been broken through the years.
“They’re dust catchers. They get dusted every week and get broke by cleaning and aging,” he said.
Everett Gann and Susanne Trafficano, Kayla, Erica and Haley of Batesville have announced the birth of a son and brother at White River Medical Center on Aug. 10, 2011. The baby weighed 9 pounds, 3.8 ounces and has been named Paul Wayne Gann.
Grandparents of the child are Carl and Sarah Glover and Ray Gann.
Lauren Adams, Kylee and Matthew of Jonesboro have announced the birth of a daughter and sister at White River Medical Center on Aug. 10, 2011. The baby weighed 7 pounds, 14 ounces and has been named Alexis Nicole Adams.
Grandparents of the child are Tammy Eason and Rodney Adams.
Great-grandparents are Wilma Doyle and Madeline Guntharp.
Terry Steward and Amanda Branscum and Katherine of Batesville have announced the birth of a son and brother at White River Medical Center on Aug. 8, 2011. The baby weighed 8 pounds, 14 ounces and has been named Nikola Joule Steward.
Grandparents of the child are Mary Dewitt, James Branscum, Whendy Emerson and Darryl Henderson.
Great-grandparents are Claudette Calaway, Bobby Calaway, Clarence Branscum and Elsie Fortenberry.
Kendall and Sarah Felton of Batesville have announced the birth of a son at White River Medical Center on Aug. 7, 2011. The baby weighed 6 pounds, 9.4 ounces and has been named Bradley Kay Felton.
Grandparents of the child are Greg and Kelli Martin, Brad Felton and Tina Caudel.
Great-grandparents are David and Linda Lawrence, Danny and Pat Felton, Troy and Mary Martin and Kenny and Joyce Bettis.
Brandon and Ashley Whitman and Peyton of Melbourne have announced the birth of a daughter and sister at White River Medical Center on Aug. 3, 2011. The baby weighed 8 pounds, 1.5 ounces and has been named Ellie Cheyenne Whitman.
Grandparents of the child are Tony and Kelly Moser, Mike and Mary Jo Whitman and Terry and Phyllis Reed.
Great-grandparents are Hank and Faye Moser, Kenny and Vaunita Morrison, Lerline Stracener and Nadine Whitman.