Bethesda EHC

April 22, 2010 BETHESDA — What is your favorite fruit? In response to this question seven members of the Bethesda Extension Homemaker Club answered roll call at their April 20 meeting. Responses included apples, peaches, kiwi, pineapple and two kinds of berries.

Butterflies to be topic at meeting

April 22, 2010 FAIRFIELD BAY — The Little Red River Audubon Society will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Indian Hills Country Club, 337 Snead Drive, Fairfield Bay. A Dutch treat dinner will be at 5:30.Jim Solomon of Clinton will present a program on “The Beauty and Habits of Butterflies and Moths.” The event is open to guests.

Pie supper set for Friday

April 22, 2010 HUTCHINSON MOUNTAIN — An old-fashioned pie supper will be held at 6 p.m. Friday at Hutchinson Mountain Community Center.The public is welcome to bring a pie to be auctioned. Ronnie Gay will be the auctioneer. Proceeds will go to the upkeep of the Hutchinson Mountain Cemetery.A prize will be awarded for the best decorated box.Political candidates will be given an opportunity to make a short speech.

Pageant date changed

April 22, 2010 The Sparkle Beauty Pageant scheduled for this Friday has been postponed to 7 p.m. May 14.Entry forms may be picked up at Batesville High School, Batesville Junior High School or A Formal Affair.   For more information, call Tammy Gillmore at BHS at (870) 793-6846.

Cemeteries to get cleaned

April 22, 2010 Two area cemeteries have planned cleaning days for Saturday, according to news releases.

Happenstance to perform

April 22, 2010 CALICO ROCK — The Conway-based touring group Happenstance will perform at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Calico Rock Music Hall.

Westport Casuals sets reunion

April 22, 2010 A reunion for former Westport Casuals employees will begin at 11 a.m. Saturday with a Dutch treat lunch at Western Sizzlin in Batesville.For more information call Thurman Richardson at (870) 251-2208, Joy Marlin at (870) 283-5706 or Annie Holland at (870) 799-8516. All former employees are encouraged to attend, Richardson said.

Farm Bureau recognizes agents

April 22, 2010 Several Batesville agents were recognized at the Farm Bureau Statewide Agents and Agency Managers meeting March 10 in Little Rock, according to a news release.Kirk Miller was presented with the “Grand Slam” award, with his choice of a leather jacket, for winning four major contests.Keith Davis was presented with the “Master Agent,” and the “Grand Slam” awards. He also had an additional diamond added to his “Million Dollar Ring” for his outstanding life production in 2009.

Church plans Family Day, offers child care

April 22, 2010 The Batesville First Assembly church will host a “Family Day for Single Parents” beginning at 12:45 p.m. on Sunday. Activities will include a pizza dinner and bowling at Hollywood Bowl in Batesville. The event is free.Participants can sign up at the church or call (870) 793-5489.First Assembly is also offering free child care the second Thursday of every month for parents. “We will provide activities and supper for your children from 6:30-8:30 p.m., so you can date your mate or take a break, at no cost to you,” a news release states.

School board calls special meeting

April 22, 2010 The Batesville School Board will hold a special meeting at 6:30 tonight to interview its final candidate for Batesville schools superintendent.Mark Porter, retired Missouri schools superintendent who currently serves as an education consultant for Kansas and Florida, will be interviewed. Finalists Randy Willison, superintendent of the Prairie Grove School District, and Malvern schools superintendent Brian Golden were interviewed April 15 and Tuesday, respectively.