Cedar Ridge nets funds

August 20, 2010 NEWARK — It all “clicked” for Cedar Ridge science teacher Tina Foster during a technology workshop last summer. That’s when she was introduced to interactive student-response pads or “clickers” — small, handheld devices that allow students to respond to questions asked verbally, on paper or on screen and allowing teachers to assess student comprehension, according to a news release.With the response pads, other students don’t know who isn’t answering or understanding, Foster said.

Ozarka named among Military Friendly Schools

August 20, 2010 MELBOURNE — G.I. Jobs announced the release of its 2011 list of Military Friendly Schools on Monday, and Ozarka College in Melbourne was named among the top 15 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools which are doing the most to embrace America’s veterans as students. Schools on the list range from state universities and private colleges to community colleges and trade schools. The common bond is their shared priority of recruiting students with military experience. A complete list can be found online at www.militaryfriendlyschools.com/2011list.

Flower arranging demo slated

August 20, 2010 Yuko Hasegawa of Nagoya, Japan will give a flower arrangement demonstration at 2 p.m. Sept. 4 at Derby Lecture Hall. The event is part of Lyon College’s 2010-11 Japan Lecture Series.

Calico Rock Museum opens artisan co-op

August 20, 2010 CALICO ROCK — The Calico Rock Museum will host a grand opening of its Artisans Co-operative in the historic 1903 Rodman Building. All work is by local artisans and artists. Crafts include Cynthia Marentette’s macramé and spinning, Mike Dillard’s cedar trellises, Harvey’s hand thrown and fired pottery, Diane Siddon’s leather goods and crochet work, K & B Log bedroom furniture, Doris Fountain’s woodland Santas, Linda Caperton’s handmade candles, Robyn Jaggers’ handmade crafts, Dale Ivy’s crafts and April Showers homemade soap.

Kramer to celebrate 90th birthday

August 20, 2010 ROSIE — Manola Kramer will celebrate her 90th birthday with a reception from 2 to 4 p.m. Aug. 28 at Rosie Baptist Church Fellowship Hall.All friends and family are invited to attend.She requests no gifts.

Arkansas Lottery Commission OKs rules for machines

August 20, 2010 NORTH LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Lottery Commission approved rules Thursday for use of 100 vending machines in retail outlets, though opponents vowed to continue to try to have the machines declared illegal.Lottery players could find the machines in stores as soon as next month.

Lyon honors faculty, staff

August 20, 2010 Several Lyon College employees were honored Wednesday for their years of service to the college.Kay Rush was awarded the Betty Branscum Staff Member of the Year Award. Rush is the college’s administrative coordinator for business and finance and facilities use coordinator.Other staff members honored for their years of service include:40 years — Terrell Tebbetts, Martha Heasley Cox Chair in American Literature;

Additional candidates file for office

August 20, 2010 Independent candidates continue to file for municipal offices in Independence and Sharp counties, with more than 40 having filed in Sharp County and 15 in Independence as of this morning.Twenty candidates have filed in Izard County.The filing deadline is noon Tuesday.Nine additional candidates filed in Filings within the past week include:Independence CountyMagnessRecorder-treasurer — Teresa GoingsAldermanPosition 1 — Mary MartinPosition 5 — Jetrue MossSulphur RockAldermanPosition 2 — Donna Crabtree

NADC to have meeting

August 20, 2010 The Northcentral Arkansas Development Council board will meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Italian Grill in Batesville.The agenda is: approval of minutes; Community Services Block Grant quarterly report; Community Services Block Grant American Recovery and Reinvestment Act quarterly report; monitoring report; board resolution for Stone County project; monitoring reports; Head Start grant; and other business.

Ballot positions to be drawn

August 20, 2010 The Independence County Election Commission will meet at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at 2200 Harrison St., Ste. A in Batesville for the November General Election ballot draw.