ASMSA to visit schools

September 24, 2010 Arkansas School for Mathematics Sciences and the Arts admissions counselors will be visiting schools in Independence and Lawrence counties the week of Oct. 5.Schools will include Batesville high and junior high schools, Cedar Ridge High School, Midland High School, Southside high and middle schools.Admissions staff will talk to students about the school and qualifications for attending.

WRPDD hosts food program

September 24, 2010 The White River Planning and Development District is sponsoring a child care food program as a means to provide nutritious meals to children enrolled in licensed or registered family child care homes. The program, funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, is administered through the Arkansas Department of Health and Human Services. The program reimburses child care providers for meals and snacks served to children when daily requirements are met.

Church plans homecoming

September 24, 2010 Pleasant Valley Missionary Baptist Church will celebrate its 117th homecoming Sunday.Sunday school will begin at 10 a.m. followed by a message by the pastor, Philip Wysocki.A potluck will be served after worship. Singing and sharing of the church history and memories will follow.The event is open to all former members, pastors and friends.The church is located at 2645 White Drive in Batesville.

Pep rally scheduled

September 24, 2010 Eagle Mountain Magnet Elementary will host a communitywide pep rally from 7 to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday for Batesville School District students competing in the upcoming world archery tournament in Florida.The rally will be held at the Eagle Mountain gym and the public is encouraged to come out and support the Eagle Mountain and Batesville Junior High teams who won at state and will compete in the world tournament on Oct. 6-9.

Revival begins next week

September 24, 2010 SAGE — A Back in Time revival will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday through Oct. 2 at Caney Springs Church, located on Highway 289 a mile north of Sage.Frank Shell will be the evangelist.Alvin Wiles will be the song leader, and Lois Hacher will play keyboards.There will be special music nightly.

Fudge reunion is Oct. 2

September 24, 2010 MELBOURNE — The descendants of the Rev. John W. Fudge will gather from 2 to 5 p.m. Oct. 2 at First Baptist Church in Melbourne.The event is open to all friends and family.

Rogers schedules performance

September 24, 2010 JONESBORO — Ashleigh Rogers of Batesville will be a featured entertainer at this year’s Arkansas Music Fest on Oct. 9 at the Arkansas State University Convocation Center in Jonesboro. The show begins at 7:30 p.m. and will also feature platinum-recording artist Juvenile, Travis Porter, Versillia, Chris Echols, rapper Lottury and K Champ, among others. Tickets start at $21 and can be purchased online at, The Mall at Turtle Creek information desk in Jonesboro, or the day of the show at convocation center by calling (870) 972-2781.

Extension: Pineapple lilies enliven garden

September 24, 2010 FAYETTEVILLE — Boring. Thus is the refrain of many gardeners constantly in search of something new for their gardens. One group of plants to gain a lot of attention in the last couple decades and yet still remain relatively uncommon in gardens is the pineapple lilies from South Africa.

Charlotte EHC

September 24, 2010 CHARLOTTE — The Charlotte Extension Homemakers club met Sept. 17 at Ann Mobley’s home, with all but one member present.The meeting started with the reading of inspirational and thought for the month. Judy Gates brought a sample of the craft they made at the nursing home Aug. 30. Members discussed the craft they plan to make at the nursing home Monday.

New cruises to stop at Vicksburg

September 24, 2010 VICKSBURG, Miss. (AP) — American Cruise Lines will offer eight riverboat cruises between New Orleans and Memphis beginning in 2012 with stops in Vicksburg and Natchez.Officials said American Cruises new sternwheeler will follow much of the routes run by the old Delta Queen and Mississippi Queen steamers.The Guilford, Conn.-based small ship operator is the second company to announce cruises along the river.