The Weekend Events

November 11, 2010 Friday• Ozark Folk Center Craft Village free admission, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Mountain View. Continues each weekend through Dec. 18. This weekend is the Handpicked & Handmade Craft Show, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; annual Bluegrass Festival.

Woman recalls war inspections

November 11, 2010 JONESBORO (AP) — Women who worked for the World War II effort on the homefront were sometimes called Rosie the Riveter, but northeast Arkansas had its own Ruby who performed the final check on detonators.

Man accused of stealing, ingesting aunt’s pills

November 11, 2010 Apparently bored while waiting for the cable man to arrive at a relative’s home, a Newark man entered a bedroom and found a medication which he allegedly stole and then ingested, according to a report by Independence County Deputy Jonathan Brown.On Tuesday Brown took a report from Patty Jo Rogers who said that 23-year-old Justin Cord McKinney had been at her residence waiting on a cable repair man to arrive when he entered her mobile home and stole her medications.

Walmart offers free shipping

November 11, 2010 BRISBANE, Calif. (AP) — Walmart Stores Inc. is going for the jugular in the holiday retailing war, announcing today that it will offer free shipping on nearly 60,000 online items — with no minimum purchase requirement.The nation’s biggest retailer, long known for its low prices, is raising the stakes just over two weeks before Black Friday, viewed as the official kickoff of holiday shopping.Walmart’s free shipping offer, which includes most electronics, jewelry and toys, will run through Dec. 20.

Veterans honored – Hodge recalls brother’s time as POW

November 11, 2010 Marshall Hodge went to war with a picture of his sweetheart in his wallet. Every now and then, he’d pull it out and show it to everyone. Even when he was captured by the Germans, he held onto the picture. When he was released and finally granted a furlough, he came home and married Irene Northern.His younger brother, Verdell Hodge, was also called to the Army during World War II. The Hodges are just one of many American families honored today for their service to their country.———


November 10, 2010 Independence County Justice of the Peace Bobby Weaver for District 5 voted in support of a voluntary tax for the Arkansas Sheriffs’ Youth Ranch in Monday night’s quorum court meeting.

Budget to be discussed

November 10, 2010 The Independence County Quorum Court Budget Committee will meet at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday in the second floor courtroom of the county courthouse at Main and Broad streets.The agenda will be to go over the 2011 budget.

County parks, recreation to meet

November 10, 2010 The Independence County Parks and Recreation Committee will meet at 5:30 p.m. Monday in the Independence County Circuit Courtroom of the county courthouse, Main and Broad streets.The agenda will be to discuss 2011 grant applications.

Angel Tree deadline near

November 10, 2010 Friday is the deadline for parents/guardians to turn in applications for their children to receive gifts from the annual Angel Tree project, according to Vonda Oberbeck, executive director of United Way of Independence County.“The applications can be turned in either at DHS at 100 Weaver Ave., or here at United Way (first floor of First Community Bank building),” Oberbeck said.Names of children will be available for pickup on Nov. 17  and will be distributed until Dec. 8.

Kirkises to perform Friday

November 10, 2010 Cinnamon Stick Gourmet Coffee and Sandwich Shop will feature the modern and traditional folk music style of Beau and Mary Kirkis from 6 to 8 Friday night. Admission is free and a full line of flavored coffees, sandwiches and desserts will be available.