Gospel concert planned

November 15, 2010 CALICO ROCK — A gospel concert has been scheduled for Saturday at the Calico Rock School Auditorium. The concert will begin at 7 p.m. The concert emcee is Rev. Kevin Bishop of the Calico Rock First Baptist Church. Musical performers will be The Representatives and Cumberland Cross. Admission is $5 per person or $20 per family. Caboose Kids Club members and preschool children will be admitted free. There will be a silent auction and the winner of the double wedding ring quilt will be drawn. Details on the silent auction items will be provided prior to the concert.

John 3:16 now selling smoked turkeys, hams

November 15, 2010 CHARLOTTE — John 3:16 Ministries in Charlotte is again selling smoked turkeys, hams and Boston butts for Thanksgiving. The cost for a turkey or ham is $34.95 each, and a Boston butt is $19.95 (prices include tax).Pickup will be Nov. 24, as the men from John 3:16 will be set up from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. in the Batesville Walmart parking lot. To place an order, call Dane Bawcom at (870) 307-4667 or the John 3:16 office at (870) 799-2525.John 3:16 is a spiritual-based boot camp for men with drug and alcohol addictions. It is funded solely on private donations.

Ozarka to host movie

November 15, 2010 MELBOURNE — The Ozarka Community Cinema has two more dates scheduled for 2010 to show movies on the 30-foot screen in the auditorium of the John E. Miller Educational Complex. Those dates are Saturday.There will be two showings of a blockbuster, sci-fi, action movie on Saturday, including a matinee show at 4 and an evening show at 7. General admission ticket price will be $4, with a discounted ticket price of $3 for children 12 and under, senior citizens and Ozarka students with student ID. Doors will open 30 minutes prior to showtimes and concessions will be available.

Radio club to meet

November 15, 2010 The Batesville Area Radio Club will have its November meeting Friday at Western Sizzlin, located at 1375 N. St. Louis St. in Batesville.A Dutch-treat meal will begin at 6 p.m. The business meeting will follow at 7.For more information visit barchams.org.

Writers meeting planned

November 15, 2010 The White River Writers Guild will meet at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Citizens Bank Annex in Batesville. Jeanni Brosius will be the speaker. The event is open to the public.

Calico open house slated

November 15, 2010 CALICO ROCK — “Christmas on Park Street” will be from 8:30 a.m. to noon Saturday in Calico Rock.The merchants and practitioners on Park Street will open their doors for special Christmas events and activities.Mitchell’s Park Street Pharmacy will host refreshments and live music. The Calico Rock Florist will also have refreshments. Dr. John Lane, dentist, will serve free ice cream made using his antique tractor. The Air Evac Lifeteam has scheduled a helicopter to land at the Calico Rock Heliport to provide tours and promote their annual memberships.

Dolph man arrested on theft, drug charges

November 15, 2010 MELBOURNE — A Dolph man who was wanted in connection with recent thefts and a bond revocation was arrested Sunday afternoon, Izard County Sheriff Tate Lawrence said. Bryan Lane Thomas, 30, was charged with felony theft of property, felony possession of a controlled substance, felony failure to appear, and misdemeanor theft of property. Thomas’ wife was earlier charged with theft in the same case involving family members and others. Bryan Thomas remains in the Izard County jail in lieu of bond. In other arrests:

Off-duty firefighter finds spreading fire

November 15, 2010 Off-duty Batesville firefighter/policeman Fred Friar said when he came out of the Tripp’s Hardware Store on Lawrence Street Thursday afternoon, he could see a large black cloud of smoke to the north and west and knew something was wrong.When he learned the Batesville 911 Dispatch office had no calls of a fire in the area, Friar decided to investigate and followed the smoke to property owned by Steve Carpenter. When he arrived at the end of Broadwater Lane in west Batesville a trash fire was burning behind a barn.

Shriners to elect officers

November 15, 2010 The White River Shrine Club will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday with the meal starting at 5:15. All Shriners and/or Master Masons and their wives are asked to attend. The club will hold elections for the officers for the 2011 coming year. Uniforms will be maroon shirt with bolo tie and jackets if the weather requires.