School offers free aerobics classes

August 30, 2010 NEWARK — The Cedar Ridge School District is offering aerobics classes and a walking/running club. Aerobics will be held at 6 p.m. on Mondays and Thursdays at the Newark Elementary gym. The first class begins tonight.The 45-minute sessions, featuring different levels for beginners and those more experienced, will be offered free to the community and instructed by Terri Ann Cunningham. Participants can sign up when the classes begin. A free running and walking club will also be held at 6 p.m. on Wednesdays at the Cedar Ridge High School track.

Teens busted for drugs, auto theft

August 30, 2010 Claiming they were lost and didn’t know why their SUV smelled of marijuana, two teenage boys were detained by Lyon College security early this morning and are now facing numerous drug charges, according to Independence County Sheriff’s Deputy Shawn Stephens.Stephens, who responded with Deputies Wayne Green and Anthony Carter, said the boys, ages 15 and 17, were detained at the college security office around 2 a.m. after being found driving around the parking lots.Both boys claimed they were lost and trying to get home, Stephens said.

Marty Stuart to be at Folk Center

August 30, 2010 MOUNTAIN VIEW — Marty Stuart will be headlining the evening performance as part of the Tribute to Grandpa Jones weekend at the Ozark Folk Center State Park.Stuart will perform at 7 p.m. Saturday. Tickets are $20.Meanwhile, Grammy Award winning multi-instrumentalist Sam Bush will be headlining the Friday evening performance at 7. Tickets are $15.Tickets for either evening may be purchased by calling (870) 269-3851.

CPR class offered

August 30, 2010 Vital Link ambulance service will offer the Heartsaver cardiopulmonary resuscitation and first aid class from 6 to 10 p.m. Sept. 9 in the Alan Davis Conference Center, located at 1033 E.M.S. Drive in Batesville.The fee of $25 covers the cost of the textbook and CPR card.To register, call (870) 793-3351.

Desha plans class reunion

August 30, 2010 The 1950 and 1951 Desha High School class reunion will be at 5 p.m. Saturday at Western Sizzlin in Batesville.The group will meet for breakfast at 8 a.m. Saturday at Kelley-Wyatt’s Restaurant.For more information call Katie Hicks at (870) 793-6458 or Nona Jeffery at (870) 251-2891.

Dog walkers needed

August 30, 2010 The Humane Society of Independence County’s Dog Walking Club meets every Wednesday at 7:30 a.m. at the Batesville North Complex and is seeking volunteers to help walk a shelter dog. Call Lynn Makarick at (870) 251-4145 or Sue Augustus (870) 307-5305 for more details or “to just let them know you’ll be there so they can bring the perfect dog for you,” according to a news release.

BAAC to screen ‘Nemo’

August 30, 2010 The Batesville Area Arts Council will host the final movie in its Summer Outdoor Movie Series on Sunday.“Finding Nemo” will be shown at 8:30 p.m. in Couch’s Garden at Lyon College in Batesville (behind Brown Chapel). Attendees should bring blankets, lawn chairs (maybe some insect repellent). These outdoor movies are free, but donations will be accepted.

Junk and Jam announced

August 30, 2010 HARDY — Main Street Hardy will host its third annual “Junk and Jam” from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday in Loberg Park.Live music will be performed in the park gazebo; those attending may wish to bring lawn chairs. Musicians who would like to inquire about performing may call (870) 856-3571 to discuss the music schedule.The “Junk” part of the festival is a humorous invitation for those who would like to have a summer-end yard sale, offer their crafts, collectibles, antique or flea market items, according to a news release.

Eastern Star to have potluck

August 30, 2010 Ruth Chapter #91 Order of the Eastern Star will have a potluck dinner Tuesday at Mount Zion Masonic Lodge #10. The dinner is at 6:30 p.m. with a program to follow, and this is a public meeting so members may bring their families.

Dogs to get their own pool party in humane society fundraiser

August 30, 2010 The Humane Society of Independence County is having their annual Doggie Pool Party fundraiser from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 11 at the municipal swimming pool on Harrison Street in Batesville.Admission is a $5 donation for one dog or $10 if bringing more than one dog.“Each year we get more and more dogs and owners participating, and it really is a wonderfully fun time for everyone,” volunteer Sue Augustus said. “And what a great way to cool off after this terribly hot summer!