Account set up for Paul Kelly

May 4, 2011 An account has been established for the family of Paul D. Kelly at Citizens Bank of Batesville to help with medical and other expenses. Kelly died Tuesday after a sudden critical illness.Mailed donations should be addressed to: For the benefit of Paul D. Kelly family, Citizens Bank, P.O. Box 2156, Batesville, AR 72503-2156.

Donations sought for Ala. victims

May 4, 2011 MOUNT PLEASANT — Providence Missionary Baptist Church in Mount Pleasant is organizing a relief for the victims of the Alabama tornadoes. Donations will be received from 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Friday at Treasure Island Gymnastics and Tae Kwon Do located at 30 Quarry B Road, Batesville, near the recycling center. Items specifically needed include: bottled water, canned or non-perishable foods, new under clothes, toiletries, hair dryers, toothbrushes, shaving kits, razors, etc. Any monetary donations should be made out to Florence Boulevard Baptist Church.

Calico museum halfway to meeting Kerr challenge

May 4, 2011 CALICO ROCK — The Calico Rock Museum Foundation is half way toward meeting the challenge issued by the Kerr Foundation. In April, the Kerr Foundation of Oklahoma City awarded the museum a $2,000 grant — if they raised $4,000 first. In the first two weeks of the challenge, the foundation has raised $2,000. Half of this money came from a local couple, said foundation comptroller Gloria Gushue.

Art, music to be featured

May 4, 2011 MELBOURNE — The Melbourne High School music department will present a free art exhibit and music program from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesday.Student artwork will be on display at the student union. Refreshments will be served. Music performances will be presented at the high school cafeteria. The event is open to the public.

EHC planning spring meeting

May 4, 2011 The Spring Extension Homemakers Council meeting will be held May 13 at 1770 Myers St. in Batesville. Registration will begin at 9:30 a.m.Officers for 2011-13 will be installed, and a potluck lunch will be served.Clubs helping with the meeting are: registration, FANS-Cord; hostess, Union Hill-Thida; and table decorations, Charlotte.

Singing slated for Sunday

May 4, 2011 PINEVILLE — The Izard County Singing will be held Sunday at Wises Chapel Baptist Church in Pineville. For more information, call Mike Haney at (870) 368-4141 or Anna Floyd at 368-5012.

Community offers fish, chicken

May 4, 2011 HUTCHINSON MOUNTAIN — The Hutchinson Mountain Community Center will host a fish and chicken dinner from 3-7:30 p.m. Friday.The all-you-can-eat buffet, including dessert and drink will be $9 for adults and $5 for children 11 and under.

Agencies aid HB Police in drug bust

May 4, 2011 MELBOURNE — What began as a complaint of theft of services against a Paragound man resulted in felony drug charges against both him and a Horseshoe Bend woman, according to a news release from Izard County Sheriff Tate Lawrence.Deputies of the Izard County Sheriff’s Department and agents of the 16th Judicial Drug Task Force assisted officers of the Horseshoe Bend Police Department in last Wednesday’s arrest of Christopher Roberts, 39, and Margaret Brabon, 36.

Ark. National Guard rescues stranded Boy Scouts

May 4, 2011 LODI — A helicopter and crew from the Arkansas Army National Guard found and rescued a group of six Boy Scouts and their two adult leaders from a remote area of the Ouachita National Forest in southwest Arkansas this morning.The Boy Scout group from Louisiana had been on a weekend camping trip when heavy rains and storms across the state caused flooding of area streams and cut the group off from their trailhead. The rugged terrain, heavy weather and dense forest also cut them off from any type of communication signal to contact authorities or families.

BHS completes sweep of 5A-East soccer titles

May 4, 2011 The Batesville Pioneers joined the Lady Pioneers atop the championship platform for 5A-East Conference high school soccer.They did it with a convincing 4-1 victory over the Vilonia Eagles in Pioneer Stadium on Tuesday. The Eagles were the only team standing between the Pioneers and sole possession of the title.The Eagles came into the match with a 5-1 conference record and a 9-1 overall mark. Their only previous loss was a 2-0 decision at the hands of the Pioneers in Vilonia on April 1.