• ‘Rockhounding in Canada’ to be topic

    CHEROKEE VILLAGE — The Spring River Gem and Mineral Club will meet at 10 a.m. Thursday at Omaha Center in Cherokee Village, with the program being “Rockhounding in Canada” presented by Ed Hakesley from Mountain Home, said President Don Sabie. “Ed will be discussing the …

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  • Ozarka to host diversity discussion

    MELBOURNE — The Institutional Professional Development Committee of Ozarka College will host a program titled “Infusing Dignity into Diversity” from 11 a.m. to noon on April 18, according to a news release. Dr. Dennis C. Rittle, Ozarka College provost and executive vice president of learning, …

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  • UACCB to offer survival courses

    The University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville Community and Technical Education Division will offer basic outdoor survival Phase I and intermediate survival Phase II for all ages. Instructor Dan Nash is a professional mountain guide and the owner of Satori Adventures and Expeditions. He …

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  • Lyon students plan concert

    Lyon College senior music students will perform in concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday in Bevens Music Room at Brown Chapel. The show will feature students Konnie Wright and Patrick Houston, who will perform musical theatre selections, according to a news release. Admission is free and …

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  • Literacy Project to train tutors

    The Literacy Project will hold a tutor training workshop at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the Literacy Project office, located at 608 Water St. in Batesville. To register for the workshop or for more information, call (870) 793-5912 or email info@literacyindependence.org. The project, which serves Fulton, …

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  • Hopewell Cemetery to hold work day Thursday

    Hopewell Cemetery work day is at 8:30 a.m. Thursday. In case of rain, the work day will be April 10. Those attending are asked to bring garden tools. If unable to help on this date, individuals may feel free to work at the cemetery at …

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  • ‘Music of India’ to be featured

    Lyon College will feature Ashley Lewis in concert with “An Evening of Classical Music of India” at 7 p.m. Thursday in  Bevens Music Room at Brown Chapel featuring “sitar master” Ustad Imrat Khan. Khan performs classical Indian music with tablaist Monir Hossain, according to a …

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  • Service News

    Fort Meade, Md. — Army National Guard Pvt. Colton J. Jones has graduated from basic infantry training at Fort Benning in Columbus, Ga. During the nine weeks of training, the soldier received training in drill and ceremonies, weapons, map reading, tactics, military courtesy, military justice, …

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  • Ozarka to host employability workshop, Preview Day

    MELBOURNE — Ozarka College will host “What Employers Wish You Knew,” an employability workshop at each of its campuses in April. Following the workshop in Ash Flat and Mountain View, Ozarka will host a Preview Day. Both events are free and open to the community. …

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  • Students net awards at Lyon College’s annual History Day

    Several local high school and middle school students recently took home honors at Arkansas’ District II History Day at Lyon College, according to a news release. Each year, Lyon serves as host for Arkansas’ District II History Day, which is part of a yearlong education …

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  • Students inducted into national theater honor society

    WALNUT RIDGE — Brandt McDonald of Drasco and Hannah Morgan of Smithville were recently inducted into the national theater honor society during the opening night of Tennessee Williams’ play, “The Glass Menagerie” at Williams Baptist College in Walnut Ridge. McDonald, a senior at Williams, is …

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  • Area students inducted into Arkansas Alpha Chi

    RUSSELLVILLE — The Arkansas Kappa Chapter of Alpha Chi National College Honor Society at Arkansas Tech University welcomed 119 new members during its spring 2014 induction ceremony. Membership in Alpha Chi is limited to no more than 10 percent of the junior, senior and graduate …

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