Black history program set

February 9, 2011 Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church will have a black history program at 3 p.m. Sunday. February is Black History Month.Curley Roberts, pastor, will present the program.The church is located at 889 Oak St. in Batesville.The event is open to the public.

Arkansas Flower & Garden Show marks 20th year

February 9, 2011 LITTLE ROCK — Gardens overflowing with color and creativity, inspiring seminars and special children’s activities are just some of the events on tap for the 20th Arkansas Flower and Garden Show, Feb. 25-27 at the Statehouse Convention Center in Little Rock.Gardens on display include those designed by the Arkansas Garden Center, Botanica Gardens, Grand Designs, Horticare Nursery, the Ozark Folk Center and the University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture.

Calico Rock Museum work continues

February 9, 2011 CALICO ROCK — Work on the Calico Rock Museum is progressing, according to a news release. The foundation board took advantage of the winter months to advance Phase II of the restoration project.During January and February, the Calico Rock Artisan’s Cooperative has been closed. The cooperative will reopen in March, so the board has been completing renovation work.

BRTC presents honors lists

February 9, 2011 POCAHONTAS — The President’s List and Dean’s List for the Fall 2010 semester at Black River Technical College has been announced.  The two lists recognize full-time students who have achieved the highest grade point average. The President’s List includes students who have earned a compiled grade point average of 4.00. Ash Flat — Thomas L. Johnson Hardy — Jessie A. Orr Melbourne — Dennis L. Poole Smithville — Christin R. Brown, Allison K. Harris. The Dean’s List includes students who have earned a GPA of 3.5-3.99.

ASMSA lists honor roll

February 9, 2011 LITTLE ROCK — Arkansas School for Mathematics, Sciences and the Arts announces the following students have made the honor roll for the second nine-weeks grading period.Area students include: All A’s — Scott Glover, senior, Batesville; Zach Lovin, junior, Quitman; Mandy Mills, senior, Ash Flat; Christopher Loan, senior, Searcy; general — Luke Brown, junior, Drasco; Natasha Sra, senior, Cherokee Village; Amber Davis, junior, Mountain View; Matt Beagle, junior, Romance; and Vlad Gamalie, senior, Searcy.

Public meetings rescheduled

February 9, 2011 LITTLE ROCK —– Due to today’s new wave of inclement weather, the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission has rescheduled the agency’s public input meetings for the second time.The meetings have been rescheduled for Feb. 15. The meetings are part of the AGFC’s annual hunting-regulations process, giving hunters the opportunity to make comments and proposals for the 2011-12 hunting seasons.

Reception postponed

February 9, 2011 Lyon College has postponed a reception originally scheduled for Thursday. No date has been set for the reception for retiring librarian Kathy Whittenton.A new date will be announced later.

Hydro panel convenes Friday

February 9, 2011 The Independence County Hydro Electric Committee will meet at 2 p.m. Friday in the county courtroom, 192 E. Main St., Batesville.An agreement with the city of Clarksville and loan details will be discussed

Cushman gets new alderman

February 9, 2011 CUSHMAN — The Cushman City Council will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday at Cushman City Hall.Joey Parks will be sworn in as a new council member, replacing Jim Augustus who resigned in January. City water and police reports will be heard and current bills will be reviewed. Meetings are open to the public

Retired teachers to meet

February 9, 2011 Retired Teachers of Independence County will meet at noon Monday at Western Sizzlin in Batesville.  Twyla Wright with the Old Independence Regional Museum will present a program on document preservation. The meeting is open to all retired school employees.