Concord offers gun locks

June 2, 2011 CONCORD — Marshal Nick Hunnicutt has brought Project Child Safe to Concord, according to city officials and Project Child Safe administrators.Under the program for law enforcement agencies, free gun locks are offered to citizens of each Project Child Safe community.

Community dinner slated

June 2, 2011 HUTCHINSON MOUNTAIN — The Hutchinson Mountain community center will host a fish and chicken dinner from 3-7:30 p.m. Friday.The dinner including dessert and drink will be $10 for adults and $5 for children 11 and under.

Fishing derby scheduled

June 2, 2011 NEWARK — The Newark Area Chamber of Commerce will hold a free fishing derby for ages 4-16 Saturday at Newark City Park. Gate opens at 6 a.m. with weigh-in at 10:30.Prizes will be awarded. For more information call (870) 799-8888.

Event planned for airmen

June 2, 2011 LITTLE ROCK AIR FORCE BASE (AP) — An event at Little Rock Air Force Base is designed to give what officials describe as “rock star” treatment to Arkansas airmen who have recently returned from overseas deployments.Base officials say the “Welcome Home Warriors” homecoming is set for 5 p.m. Friday at Hangar 1080 at the base. The event is designed to recognize individual airmen who returned home from deployments through commercial airports.

Search nets drugs, arrest

June 2, 2011 SALEM — A search of a residence on U.S. Highway 62-412 east of Ash Flat but in Fulton County turned up illegal drugs and drug paraphernalia, said Fulton County Sheriff Kenneth “Buck” Foley.A search warrant was obtained for the residence of Frank Aviles following a joint investigation by the sheriff’s department, the Ash Flat Police Department, the Arkansas State Police and the 16th and third judicial districts’ drug task forces into the illegal distribution of illegal narcotics, Foley said.

Blackburn to work with NASA

June 2, 2011 A local man has received his Ph.D. and will be working with NASA starting later this summer.Dr. David Garrison Blackburn received a doctor of philosophy in space and planetary sciences from the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville on May 14. His dissertation, “An Analysis of the Stability and Transport of CO2 on Mars and Iapetus: Increasing Accuracy via Experiments and Photometry,” was directed by Professor Richard K. Ulrich.

Church to host singing

June 2, 2011 The “Old Porch Band” will be singing at 2 p.m. Sunday at Sharp United Methodist Church at 1100 Gainesboro Road.The event is open to the public.

Homecoming announced

June 2, 2011 BANNER — Faith Full Gospel Church will hold its 37th annual homecoming Sunday.Two complete worship services will be held. The first service will be at 10 a.m. with Leon Morehead preaching. The second service will be at 11:15 a.m. with Noel Morehead preaching.A potluck and fellowship will follow.The church is located at 1215 Floral Road in Banner, two miles south of Concord on Highway 87.The event is open to the public.

Desha to host reunion

June 2, 2011 DESHA — Desha School Reunion will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Desha Veterans of Foreign Wars. A potluck will be served at noon.The event is open to anyone who has ever attended or taught at Desha School.For more information call Elwanda Nash at (870) 251-1450 or Nona Jeffery at 251-2891.

DAV to hold yard sale

June 2, 2011 SOUTHSIDE — Disabled American Veterans Auxiliary yard sale will be from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at 2200 Batesville Boulevard in Southside. Anyone interested in becoming a member of the auxiliary are asked to drop by.Coffee will be served. For more information, call Sandy Duncan at (870) 834-4609.In case of rain, the sale will be held June 11.