Gourd workshop slated

March 23, 2010 The Batesville Area Arts Council will host a Gourd Art Workshop from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday at the BAAC-on-Main gallery is located at 246 Main St..For more information, call (870) 793-3382 or visit www.batesvillearts.org. The gallery is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday.

Clinton CASA teams with ABATE in fundraiser

March 23, 2010 CLINTON — CASA will have its first ever Dice Run May 22 at Clinton City Park on Main Street, off Highway 65. The event will be held rain or shine.Entry fee is $10 with T-shirt (while they last) or $5 without t-shirt, but additional donations will be accepted. Bikes will go out between 11 a.m. and noon, with the last bike in at 2:30. Winners will be announced at 3. The route includes Clinton, Timbo, Mountain View and Shirley. The Dice Run is open to motorcycles, classic cars, trucks, tractors or anything on wheels.

Studio opens in Searcy

March 23, 2010 Searcy — Second Saturday Studio, located at 213 West Arch Ave. in Searcy, opened March 13, with approximately 300 people visiting their new downtown location.The shop is a retail space where local artists can display and sell their art and handmade works. Items displayed include a variety of paintings, photographs, fused glass, handmade jewelry, pottery, and fiber art. The space can accommodate 17-20 artists every month and a wide variety of artwork is available for purchase. Twenty artists took part in last Saturday’s opening.

Passover teaching planned

March 23, 2010 Jubilee Family Church will present a Passover Seder teaching/ceremony led by Rabbi Dale CohenThe event will be at 7 p.m. April 10 at the church, 45 Thunderbird Lane, Batesville (about two miles east of Walmart).For more information, call (870) 793-9124. Meals will be served at no charge. Those attending are asked to RSVP, with number of people coming, by March 27.

Arbor Day celebrated

March 23, 2010 Melbourne — Arkansas Arbor Day was celebrated by the Melbourne Tree Board on the afternoon of Monday, March 15th at the Melbourne City Hall. The Master Garden Club planted three trees which were provided by the Arkansas Forestry Commission.

Church to host luncheon

March 23, 2010 Believers’ Community Church will provide a free lunch from 10:30 a.m. to noon on Saturday at the Tobacco Warehouse at 810 N. Central Ave. in Batesville.Hot dogs and chips will be provided.

Hydro committee to meet

March 23, 2010 The Independence County Quorum Court Hydro Committee will meet at 3 p.m. Thursday in the circuit courtroom of the Independence County Courthouse at 192 E. Main St., downtown Batesville.The agenda will include discussion of a settlement proposal between the county and Mobley Contractors.The meeting is open to the public.

Movie to be screened

March 23, 2010 Jubilee Family Church in Batesville will host a free drive-in movie at 7 p.m. Friday.“The Climb” by Billy Graham Presents will be projected in high definition in the church’s indoor theater setting.

Forms now available at GuardOnline.com

March 23, 2010 Online forms are now available at the Batesville Daily Guard’s Web site, www.guardonline.com.The link to forms for anniversaries, engagements, weddings, birth announcements, new businesses and snippets for adults and children can be found on the left-hand side of each page at Guardonline.com.While forms can be submitted online, pictures must be e-mailed to photos@guardonline.com.

Man arrested in stabbing

March 23, 2010 WALNUT RIDGE — A report from Lawrence Memorial Hospital officials that they had a stabbing victim in the emergency room led to the arrest of Keanon Mooney of Walnut Ridge on charges of second-degree battery and disorderly conduct, said Capt. Jody Dotson of the Lawrence County Sheriff’s Department Criminal Investigations Division.