Courtroom packed for quorum court meeting

November 11, 2010 MELBOURNE — An update on EMS, an ordinance aimed at county officials, concerns with the library board, the ongoing topic of hazard mitigation, and Independence County joining the district fair were some of the topics covered when the Izard County Quorum Court met Tuesday night.Izard County Emergency Medical Services board secretary Wayne Lee briefed the court on the status of the EMS, saying some changes had taken place in the past few weeks. He said the original company had sold to another and that the county would have coverage until the end of the year.

‘Bravest of the brave’ Memorial recognizes soldiers

November 11, 2010 ASH FLAT — No one keeps track, since no registration book is there to sign, but the $320,000 American Veterans Memorial at Ash Flat draws numerous visitors every day, four veterans at the site agreed Wednesday.“Every time I’m out here, there’s someone here,” said Nelson Gatewood, a World War II veteran from Highland who is actively involved in several veterans organizations including the Highland Veterans of Foreign Wars.

ASU Fowler Center to offer ‘Forever Plaid’

November 11, 2010 JONESBORO — Arkansas State University’s Fowler Center announces its next performance. All seating is reserved, and tickets may be purchased at the ASU Central Box Office in the Convocation Center, 217 Olympic Drive, Jonesboro, or by calling (870) 972-ASU1 or by calling toll-free at 1-888-ASU-FANS. Tickets are also available online from the ASU Central Box Office ( and from Fowler Center (

Event planned for singles

November 11, 2010 The Family Connections Ministry of Batesville First Assembly of God Church is hosting “Dinner and a Movie” at 6 p.m. Saturday for the non-married adults of the community. It will be held at 735 Woodmont Circle in Batesville.There is no charge, but those attending are asked to register so there will be enough food by calling (870) 793-0071.

Weight loss group to meet

November 11, 2010 The weight loss surgery support group will have its monthly meeting at 6:30 tonight in the White River Medical Center Women’s Center Conference Room B.Dr. John Lambert will be the speaker. This will be the last meeting of the year, said Stephanie Wade, registered nurse and bariatric coordinator with the White River Surgery Clinic. For more information, call (870) 793-4445.

Money management offered

November 11, 2010 The Family Connections Ministry of Batesville First Assembly of God Church is offering a money management class that will be held on Monday evenings, starting Jan. 17. The class will last 10 weeks.An informational meeting will be held to register for materials at 5:15 p.m. Sunday at the church in the Family Connections Room downstairs. The class is open to the public. Attendance of the informational meeting is encouraged even if one is not sure about committing to the 10-week class. For more information call (870) 793-5489 or 793-0071.

Velvet Ridge to perform

November 11, 2010 New Hope Cumberland Presbyterian Church, located at 3655 Bethesda Road, will host gospel group Velvet Ridge of Bald Knob at 6 p.m. Saturday.A Thanksgiving supper will be served at 5.The event is open to the public. Donations will be taken.

Orchestra concert scheduled

November 11, 2010 A Lyon Community Orchestra concert is scheduled for 2:30 p.m. Sunday in Brown Chapel on the Lyon College campus. The concert features soloists Dr. Joel Plaag and Anne Ross Kootz in selections from the Messiah by Handel, the Corelli “Christmas Concerto” with soloists Veronica Krogen, Barbara Reeve and Kevin Peek, Mendelssohn’s Nocturne from “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” Symphony No 6, “Morning,” F J Haydn, and themes from Fantasia. The concert is free and open to the public.

Kin Folks Bar-B-Q feeds you like kin

November 11, 2010 MOUNTAIN VIEW — Kin Folks Bar-B-Q, located next to Aunt Minnie’s Yellow House on the courthouse square in Mountain View, treats both its customers and its food with great respect. The dining room is cozy and bright; it also tends to fill up, especially at lunchtime and on event weekends, which are frequent in Mountain View. The spacious outdoor deck, comfortably furnished, not only gives diners an option when the weather permits, it also invites them to take in the live folk, bluegrass, and country music being made on the square much of the time.