Newark church to host ‘Good News Jamboree’

August 23, 2010 NEWARK — Newark Assembly of God will host a free “Back To School Good News Jamboree” at 6 p.m. Sunday. The First Assembly of God of Heber Springs and Victory Family Worship Center of West Plains, Mo. will join Newark Assembly of God for the event, which will include testimonies, a drama, preaching, food and fellowship, according to a news release.“Christians of all ages will meet together for one purpose, to celebrate Jesus, and encourage one another in their personal walk with God,” the release continues.

Prayer shawl group meets

August 23, 2010 BETHESDA — The prayer shawl knitting/crotcheting group meets every Thursday at 6 p.m. at Bethesda Campground Methodist Church. Refreshments are served, and all are welcome, according to Joyce Williams. For more information, call Williams at (870) 799-3743.

Raffle, concert will benefit Calico Rock Museum

August 23, 2010 CALICO ROCK — The Calico Rock Museum Foundation is selling raffle tickets on three items. The winning tickets will be drawn and announced at the concert, but the winner does not have to be present.The items include an autographed Mark Martin NASCAR racing jacket (valued at $300), a 30/30 shotgun (valued at $300 and donated by Glen and Pat Foster), and an original painting by Brooke Barksdale (valued at $200 and on display at the Calico Rock Artist’s Cooperative).

California parolee busted in Lyon accident

August 23, 2010 Not supposed to leave his home state, a California parolee was busted in Batesville Sunday morning after he allegedly got drunk and ran his 2006 Ford pickup through a metal gate at Lyon College.Brian William Gaal, 33, of Mentone, Calif., was arrested shortly after 9 a.m. after police got several calls complaining of a reckless driver in east Batesville.

Found purse lands man in jail for theft

August 23, 2010 A shopping trip to Harp’s Grocery Monday evening had different results for Jeannette Cooper and Jason R. Conway.Cooper drove off and left her purse in a shopping cart in the parking lot. Around 6 p.m., Conway found the purse, but didn’t turn it in to management. Instead, he allegedly pushed the cart over to his car and placed the purse inside before going into the store to meet his girlfriend.

Two arrested on drug charges

August 23, 2010 ASH FLAT — Two Sharp County residents were arrested on drug charges Thursday after the Sharp County Sheriff’s Department, with the assistance of the Third Judicial District Drug Task Force and the Highland Police Department, searched two homes, said Sheriff Dale Weaver.The first search warrant was for a home at No. 4 Nocturn Drive in Williford, where 53-year-old Clarence Wilson Jr. lives, he said.

$100,000 bond set for two

August 23, 2010 MELBOURNE — Two Melbourne men were arrested Thursday on drug-related charges, Izard County Sheriff Tate Lawrence said. William Blackley, 28, and Robert Shane Trull, 22, were both charged with delivery of a controlled substance and are both being held in the Izard County jail in lieu of $100,000 bond each.In other arrests:• Devin Dean Cossey, 18, and Alexander Blake Rouse, 18, both of Melbourne, are being held in the Izard County jail on an investigative hold relating to the theft of an all-terrain vehicle from a residence in Oxford.

Pleasant Ridge Cemetery slates homecoming, work day

August 23, 2010 POUGHKEEPSIE — Pleasant Ridge Cemetery Association will have its annual homecoming and cemetery work day Saturday.The cemetery is located at 108 Pleasant Ridge Road nine miles northeast of Poughkeepsie.A business meeting will be at 11 a.m. at Pleasant Ridge Community Church, followed by a potluck in the church fellowship hall.The event is open to the public.For more information call (870) 856-3983.

Sharp Co. woman nabbed for selling narcotics

August 23, 2010 ASH FLAT — A woman who sold prescription drugs to an undercover officer in the parking lot of the Ash Flat Church of Christ was arrested Wednesday immediately after the sale.Laurie Ann Snyder met with the officer, telling him she needed $535 for 105 Hydrocodone pills and 100 Xanax pills, according to a court affidavit filed with the charges. Both medicines are narcotics.She delivered 105 Hydrocodone pills and 132 Xanax pills, telling the officer she was giving additional pills to him and he could pay for them once they were sold.

Concert to benefit man injured in motorcycle crash

August 23, 2010 EVENING SHADE — A benefit concert will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at Evening Shade School Library.Performers will include Danny Dozier, Tim Crouch, Mike Foster, Kenny Loggains, Sarah Roark, Gary Rounds and Penny Wolfe.Admission price minimum is $5. Donations will be accepted.A silent auction will be held during the event. Items include jewelry, hair care products, tools, restaurant meals and other items.Hot dogs, chips, drinks and other concessions will be available for purchase.