Ozarka slates GED test

February 21, 2011 MELBOURNE — Ozarka College in Melbourne will give the GED Test at 8:30 a.m. March 3 and 16 in Room 516 of the Wyth Duke Adult Education Building. The test will also be given at 9 a.m. at the following locations: • Ash Flat — Sharp County Courthouse Annex Courtroom, March 10 and 29;• Calico Rock — City Hall, March 3 and 15;• Mammoth Spring — Simmons First National Bank, March 8 and 14;• Mountain View — Ozarka College, March 1 and 17;• Salem — Fulton County Courthouse, March 17.

DAV to name officers

February 21, 2011 PFEIFFER — Disabled American Veterans Chapter 32, located at 80 Cave Creek Road in Pfeiffer, will have a DAV and Auxiliary business meeting at 7 p.m. Feb. 28.Officers will be nominated. Members are asked to attend.For more information call Sandy Duncan at (870) 834-4609.

Radio club will meet

February 21, 2011 Batesville Area Radio Club will have its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Community Room at First Community Bank, located at St. Louis and Harrison streets.The event is open to anyone interested in ham radio.For more information visit barchams.org.

Petsense offering low-cost pet vaccination clinics

February 21, 2011 Petsense is offering a low cost vaccine clinic at its Batesville and Searcy stores.The clinic will be offered from 6 to 8 p.m. Feb. 26 at 45 Eagle Mountain Blvd. in Batesville and from 6 to 8 p.m. Feb. 28 at 3540 E. Race Ave. in Searcy.The rabies vaccine for cats and dogs is $10.For an adult healthy dog, vaccinations that protect against the diseases of distemper, hepatitis, parainfluenza, parvovirus, rabies and bordetella (kennel cough) and a brief physical examination will be given for $47.

Pair make film on Gerald Ford, U. Michigan football racism

February 21, 2011 ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — It’s like a treasure hunt, really. And here, they’ve struck gold. You can see it in their faces and hear it in their voices, even before the well-dressed man on the TV screen has finished speaking.The man is the late Willis Ward, a former star athlete at the University of Michigan in the early 1930s who went on to a successful career as a lawyer and judge in Detroit. The treasure hunters are Brian Kruger and Buddy Moorehouse, a couple of Baby Boomers and lifelong Michiganders who’ve only just begun a second career as documentary filmmakers.

Earthquakes continue to occur

February 18, 2011 LITTLE ROCK (AP) — More earthquakes have been recorded in Arkansas — including a preliminary magnitude 4.0 quake in central Arkansas and a 3.2 magnitude tremor in the eastern part of the state.No injuries or damage is reported.The U.S. Geological Survey reports the 4.0 magnitude quake was recorded in Faulkner County at 9:59 p.m. Thursday about two miles northeast of Greenbrier — about 35 miles north of Little Rock.The 3.2 magnitude quake was recorded at 1:13 a.m. today about three miles northwest of Keiser in Mississippi County. Keiser is just east of Osceola.

Sharp courthouse will close

February 18, 2011 ASH FLAT — The Sharp County Courthouse will close Monday in observance of Presidents Day, County Judge Larry Brown said.The courthouse will reopen at 9 a.m. Tuesday.

Board sets Eagle Mtn. meeting

February 18, 2011 The Batesville School Board will meet at 530 p.m. Monday at the Eagle Mountain Magnet cafeteria.Agenda items include student recognitions, contract renewals and student transfer. Meetings are open to the public.

Newark schedules altered

February 18, 2011 NEWARK — Newark city offices will be closed Monday in observance of Presidents Day and trash/garbage will not be picked up that day, said Recorder-treasurer Joanne Langston.Trash/garbage pickup will resume Tuesday and city offices will reopen at 8 a.m. that day.


February 18, 2011 The search for Ronnie Russell, who has been missing for the past several months, will be Saturday, Feb. 26 beginning at 9 a.m. at 425 Calvin Circle located behind the fairgrounds.The family is asking for volunteers to help find his body which they believe may be in a wooded area.In November, authorities conducted an extensive search in a densely wooded area in west Batesville that turned up no clues as to the whereabouts of the 29-year-old man.For more information call Tosh at (870) 698-1311.Refreshments will be served to volunteers.———