LOVED project on display

May 10, 2010 DESHA — The LOVED Project Heart Gallery is now on display at Desha Baptist Church located at 2655 Heber Springs Road, Batesville. The Heart Gallery displays professional photos of northeast Arkansas children currently in the foster system waiting on adoption. Photos may be viewed from 8:45 to 11 a.m. and from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Sundays, and from 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays. The LOVED Project Digital Heart Gallery Frames, which feature the same children, are also on display at Riverside Plaza Tanning, Still Life Photography and Southside Grill.

BCT musical begins Thursday

May 10, 2010 Batesville Community Theatre will present its latest musical production, “I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change,” a humorous take on love, at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday and at 2 p.m. Sunday in Holloway Theatre on the campus of Lyon College. Tickets are $8. This production includes adult themes and adult language and may not be suitable for children. Call (870) 613-6055 for more information.

Music show to feature ’60s

May 10, 2010 HORSESHOE BEND — The “Music in the Mountains Show” will be bringing back the 1960s for its upcoming show. The entertainment lineup will include the house band Hwy 289, Tom Machato, David Sherrell, Karen and Richard Tewes, Amy and Darrell Brown, Ed Luedtke, Ron Hart, Jerry Kipper, Brenda Doty and Pam Romine and more. Show time is 6 p.m. Saturday at Horseshoe Bend Theatre, 811 Second St. Admission is by donation, and concessions are available. For more information call (870) 373-3303.

Territorial Days event planned

May 10, 2010 JACKSONPORT — Jacksonport State Park will host “Territorial Days on the White River” this weekend. The park and the Early Arkansaw Re-enactors Association will present an early history reenactment of keelers, hunters, and traders from the frontier days of Arkansas from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the park pavilion on Saturday and from 9 a.m. to noon Sunday.

Cemetery seeks volunteers

May 10, 2010 SANDTOWN — Work day at Lee’s Chapel Cemetery at Sandtown will be at 8 a.m. Saturday. Those attending are asked to bring tools. Anyone who has flowers or other items on the graves that they wish to keep are asked to remove them until after the work day.

Event to honor Merle Travis

May 10, 2010 Mountain View — Ozark Folk Center State Park will host the Thumb Picking Weekend Friday and Saturday. Guest performers Eddie Adcock, Moon Mullins and Ben Hall will pay tribute to Merle Travis, guitarist, songwriter, vocalist, guitar designer and author. He influenced several generations of performers, from Chet Atkins to Marty Stuart. He was a master at the “thumb-picking” style of guitar and recorded several classics, among them the Travis originals “Sixteen Tons,” “Dark as a Dungeon” and “Over by Number Nine” as well as introducing such standards as “Nine Pound Hammer.”

Smith, Crawford to debate

May 10, 2010 Princella Smith of Wynne and Rick Crawford of Jonesboro, candidates for U.S. representative in the First Congressional District Republican Primary, will debate at noon Thursday at Western Sizzlin Restaurant. The debate is sponsored by the Independence County Republican Women’s Club. A Dutch-treat luncheon will be available at 11 a.m. and after the program. The event is open to the public.

Mayor plans to resign

May 10, 2010 CONCORD — The Concord City Council will meet at 7 tonight in the community center to consider a letter of resignation from Mayor Jim Thomas, said Recorder-treasurer Jayne Pettit. Thomas informed the council last month that he plans to resign. The aldermen will also review current bills, hear monthly departmental reports and continue to discuss plans for the Fourth of July Weekend Concord Funfest. The Funfest falls on July 3 this year.

Aldermen to hear reports

May 10, 2010 PLEASANT PLAINS — The Pleasant Plains City Council will meet at 7 tonight in the city hall to hear monthly departmental reports, Mayor Rick Siler said. A review of current bills completes the agenda.

Cleanup set at Sulphur Rock

May 10, 2010 SULPHUR ROCK — A city-wide cleanup day is set for Saturday in Sulphur Rock, Mayor Kendall Batson said. “It will be curbside pickup,” he said. “Anybody that has anything to be picked up, just put it out by the street curb.” Residents are encouraged to put out old appliances and air conditioners, old furniture and other such items to be hauled away. However, no tires, lumber or leftover building materials will be picked up.