The atomic bomb that hit Hiroshima, Japan, on Aug. 6, 1945 is estimated to have killed between 90,000-140,000 people and destroyed nearly 70 percent of the buildings.
The Titan II missiles that were located throughout Arkansas were 600 times bigger.
BANNER — Jesse and Barbara Mead of Banner will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a reception from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday at Southside Church of Christ fellowship hall.
They were married Nov. 12, 1961, in Weiner.
Mr. Mead has been employed at Arkansas Lime as a supervisor for 39 years. Mrs. Mead worked as a cook and kitchen manager at Southside School System, retiring in 2004 after 24 years of service. They lived at Southside for 35 years before moving to the Banner community.
MELBOURNE — The Ozarka College Foundation is currently accepting applications for the Bowser-Petersen nursing scholarship through Dec. 1 for the 2012 spring semester. The scholarship is open to Ozarka College nursing students who are interested in hospice care.
NEWPORT — The officers and members of Greater Morning Star Baptist Church will honor their pastor and his wife, the Rev. Rickey and Francine Everett, with a reception at 3 p.m. Sunday. Everett is celebrating his 25th anniversary of service with the church, which is located at 410 Vine St. in Newport.
Everett was licensed and ordained in 1981. He came to Morning Star from Bethlehem Baptist Church in Batesville, where he served as associate minister and assistant to the pastor from 1981 to 1986.
The Independence County retired teachers group will meet at 1 p.m. Monday in the George Rider Room at First Community Bank in Batesville.
Stephan Svetz from the attorney general’s office will speak about avoiding scams. All retired school employees are encouraged to attend.
LITTLE ROCK — The National Federation of Independent Business is currently accepting applications for NFIB Young Entrepreneur Foundation scholarships.
The scholarships, worth $1,000 to $10,000, will be awarded to graduating high school seniors who operate their own businesses.
The NFIB Young Entrepreneur Foundation has awarded 2,095 scholarships valued at $2,382,000 since 2003. Last year, it received 4,500 applications and awarded 131 scholarships nationwide.
The Heartsaver cardiopulmonary resuscitation and first aid class will be offered from 6 to 10 p.m. Nov. 14 in the Alan Davis Conference Center of Vital Link ambulance service, located at 1033 E.M.S. Drive in Batesville.
The fee of $25 covers the cost of the textbook and CPR card.
To register call (870) 793-3351.
Ozark Foothills Literacy Project is holding a tutor training workshop at 2:30 p.m. Nov. 13 at Jubilee Family Church, located at 45 Thunderbird Drive in Batesville.
Volunteer tutors are matched with adult students who are learning to read or who are learning English. Tutors meet with their student 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 students waiting for a tutor.
To register for the workshop, call (870) 793-5912 or email email@example.com.
LITTLE ROCK — It will cost families more to prepare the traditional Thanksgiving meal this year, due in part to significantly higher prices for frozen turkey and a gallon of milk. According to Arkansas Farm Bureau’s annual survey, it will cost a family of 10, on average, $45.11, or $4.50 per person to enjoy the feast. That’s up roughly 14 percent from last year’s average of $39.61.
Members of the Batesville Area Civil War Round Table were recently in Missouri. While there they received startling reports of yet another possible Union invasion of Batesville.
While no date of the invasion has been confirmed, it could be exactly 150 years after the original invasion of Batesville.
We do not wish to cause alarm in the community. These are only rumors. City officials have been contacted and we expect to hear from them in the near future.
The Antioch Cemetery in Drasco got its start when a 4-year-old boy named Mark died from fever. His parents, Benjamin and Elizabeth Lacy, homesteaded the property in 1858 and after losing their son, used some of the property as a cemetery, according to Jerry Davis, who has been a trustee of the cemetery for the last 15 years.