Man arrested after stabbing another

July 20, 2010 CLOVER BEND — After allegedly stabbing a man, a Clover Bend resident was arrested Friday for assault of a family member, second-degree battery and fleeing, said Capt. Jody Dotson of the Lawrence County Sheriff’s Department.Greg “Pete” Moss, 38, was arrested after a 911 call alerted dispatchers at the Lawrence County Communications Center of a 4:45 p.m. domestic disturbance at a residence near Clover Bend, Dotson said.“Deputies were dispatched to the residence. While en route to the residence another 911 call came in that a man had been stabbed at the residence.

Program highlights health care

July 20, 2010 The Center on Aging-Northeast will host “Get the Best Possible Care Without Going Broke” at 2:30 p.m. Thursday at the Josephine Raye Rogers Center for Women and Imaging, 1770 Harrison St., Batesville. Representatives from The Elder Law Practice and Life Care Advocates, Inc. will present the free program.

Student named scholar

July 20, 2010 STRAWBERRY — The National Society of High School Scholars announced that Hillcrest student Joshua L. Shaw of Strawberry has been selected for membership.  The society recognizes top scholars and invites only those students who have achieved academic excellence. The announcement was made by NSHSS founder and chairman Claes Nobel, a senior member of the family that established the Nobel Prizes.

Driver’s tests canceled

July 20, 2010 The Arkansas State Police driver’s license testing facility at Batesville will be closed Thursday. Testing will resume on July 27.

Fair photos available

July 20, 2010 Selects Shots Photography will be on hand at the Independence County Fair again this year, shooting the beauty pageants, entertainment and other events, according to Clayton and Sheri Cavaness.Beauty pageant photos will be run in the Batesville Daily Guard, but all photos will be available for purchase on the website fair opens today and runs through Saturday.

Melons roll into town; Festival Aug. 12-14

July 20, 2010 CAVE CITY — Pickup truck after pickup truck hauling watermelons rolled into Cave City on Monday, each headed for one of the melon stands operated by local growers.Melons have been for sale at the stands since before July 4, and the city and the farmers are gearing up for the annual Cave City Watermelon Festival which will once again feature a judging contest of the “world famous Cave City watermelons,” said contest chairman James Mack Street.The 32st annual watermelon festival will be Aug. 12-14.

Sharp Co. fair info given

July 20, 2010 ASH FLAT — The deadline for entering commercial and education booths for the Sharp County Fair is fast approaching, fair board secretary Nancy Orr said.Anyone interested in having a booth at the fair should contact Orr at (870) 994-7325.The fair will be July 27-31, although check-in for commercial and educational booths, as well as for family living exhibits, horticulture and field crop entries, will be July 26.Advance sales of armbands for midway rides during the fair are already taking place, Orr said.

Church to hold singing

July 20, 2010 POUGHKEEPSIE — Pleasant Ridge Community Church, located eight miles northeast of Poughkeepsie, will have a singing at 6 p.m. Saturday. A time of fellowship will follow.The featured singers are the Beebe Believers.The event is open to the public. For more information call (870) 528-4909 or (870) 528-3568.

Look Good, Feel Better program set for Monday

July 20, 2010 The American Cancer Society will holds its Look Good, Feel Better program for women currently undergoing cancer treatment from 9 to 11 a.m. Monday at White River Medical Center Cancer Care Center.The program uses trained cosmetologists to teach cancer patients how to enhance their appearance and self-image during cancer treatment. Patients are taught how to deal with hair loss and changes in skin complexion and nails caused by radiation and chemotherapy. Individuals will have the option to order a free wig.

Heber Springs to host concert

July 20, 2010 HEBER SPRINGS — Level Ground will perform a folk gospel concert at 7 p.m. Saturday at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers William Carl Garner Visitor Center auditorium.The visitor center is located north of Heber Springs at the west end of the Greers Ferry Dam on Highway 25 and is open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. All programs are free and open to the public. For more information call (501) 362-9067.