The Humane Society of Independence County will hold its third annual Bark in the Park Doggie Extravaganza from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Riverside Park in Batesville.
Many competitions and activities will be held.
An alumni parade will begin at 11 a.m. All HSIC alumni are invited to participate and will be recognized along with their owners.
Proceeds from this event will be used to offer a spay/neuter clinic for the pets of low-income residents of the county.
The Spencers: Theatre of Illusion will perform at 7 p.m. Oct. 4 the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville’s Independence Hall.
The Spencers have been named Performing Arts Entertainers of the Year for six consecutive years and twice named America’s Best Entertainers according to their website.
Ascent Pediatric Day Clinic will provide a free six-week parenting class to members of the community beginning at 6 tonight at 2040 Fitzhugh St. in Batesville.
Discussions will include how children think and behave and how to help them have a good future.
A light snack will be served. Child care will be provided.
The Phillips family reunion will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Assembly of God Church on 20th and Lyon streets in Batesville.
A potluck will be served at noon.
The group will gather for a Dutch-treat meal at Caudel’s Family Restaurant in Batesville at 6 p.m. Friday.
The events are open to all relatives and friends.
• North Central Arkansas District Fair, Izard County Fairgrounds, 1927 Lacrosse Rd., Melbourne. Visit www.NCADistrictFair.org.
• Pumpkin Patch, Hope Lutheran School, 2415 E. Main St., Batesville, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Call (870) 793-3078.
• Get Down Downtown festival music kick-off, downtown Searcy, 6-10:30 p.m. Live performance by Cody Slaughter, 9 p.m. Free admission. Call (501) 279-9007 or go to www.Searcy.com.
• Words and Afterwords live music featuring Ashley McBryde, 201 North Spring St., Hardy 7-9 p.m. Call (870) 856-5579 or visit www.WordsAfterwords.com.
EUREKA SPRINGS — Kayla Rae Stevens and Michael Steven House were united in marriage at 4:30 p.m. Aug. 5 at Thorncrown Chapel in Eureka Springs.
The Rev. Paul Mehl of Concordia, Mo., officiated.
Parents of the couple are Randy and Katrina Stevens, David and Lesa Dame and the late Mark Edward House. The bride is the granddaughter of Glen and Pearlean Mohlke and the late Ralph and Roberta Stevens. The groom is the grandson of Veda Hill and the late James Hill and Edward and Verlene House of Batesville.
NEWARK — Grafton and Ann Crouch moved to Newark several years ago to take care of Ann’s ailing parents.
But the retired couple said the trouble started just a little over a year after moving.
Over the course of five years, three bags of burning manure have been thrown onto their porch, including one that was placed between the front and screen doors, and they have had numerous items stolen.
Grafton, a two-time cancer survivor, said, “They tried to burn my house down three times.”
SULPHUR ROCK — The Sulphur Rock High School class of 2001 will hold its 10-year reunion Friday and Saturday.
A Dutch treat dinner will be held at Josie’s at the Lockhouse at 7 p.m. Friday,
A family picnic will be held at 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Riverside Park. Those attending are asked to bring their own lunch.
All classmates, faculty and staff are encouraged to attend.
Those planning to attend are asked to call Erin (Jones) Berry at (501) 593-8283.
WALNUT RIDGE — A free prostate cancer screening and educational event will be held from 8 a.m. to noon Oct. 15 at the Walnut Ridge Community Center, 504 Southern Ave.
Screenings will be provided by the Arkansas Prostate Cancer Foundation. The event is open to the public. For more information call Lauren Talbot at (501) 748-1249.
Grant and Jessica Goodwin and Henry of Batesville have announced the birth of a daughter and sister at White River Medical Center on Sept. 21, 2011. The baby weighed 7 pounds, 2.9 ounces and has been named Lola Grace Goodwin.
Grandparents of the child are Larry and Cathy Goodwin and Nelda Mitchell.
Philip and Tiffanie Bartsch, Jazzmyne, Shawn, Kyler, Hannah and Noah of Batesville have announced the birth of a daughter and sister at White River Medical Center on Sept. 20, 2011. The baby weighed 6 pounds, 9.3 ounces and has been named Madelyn Rose Bartsch.
Grandparents of the child are Wayne and Laura Gramling of Brookland, Larry and Tiwana Littrell of Drasco and Rose Walton of Grandin, Mo.
Great-grandparents are Peggy Littrell and the late Ronald Littrell, Charles and Glendene Gramling and Othel “Pig” and Hazel Green.