Lyon awards area students

June 15, 2010 Farrah Turner of Pleasant Plains and Kyle Christopher of Cave City have been accepted for admission to Lyon College and have been awarded scholarships.Each year, Lyon College awards scholarships to outstanding applicants who show special promise as productive members of the college community.Turner, a Midland High School graduate, is the daughter of Chad and Lori Bone of Pleasant Plains and Jonathan Turner of Bradford and the granddaughter of Connie and Richard Blevins of Pleasant Plains and Mike and Cindy Brinkley and Debby and Larry Turner, all of Bradford.

Brooks receives UCA scholarship

June 15, 2010 CONWAY — Kayla Brooks of Cave City has been awarded a Deans Scholarship from the University of Central Arkansas.The scholarship is valued at $6,000 per year. To be eligible, a student must have between a 27-28 ACT/1210-1280 recentered SAT and a 3.25 cumulative high school grade point average or class rank of either valedictorian or salutatorian.

Treat awarded Ozarka Academic Excellence

June 15, 2010 MELBOURNE — Recent Melbourne High School graduate Amanda Treat has received the Academic Excellence Scholarship to attend Ozarka College this fall. Academic Excellence Scholars are selected based on their grade point average overall in high school and/or their ACT composite score. Treat is the daughter of Ronnie and Regina Treat of Melbourne. She will be eligible for this scholarship, which covers tuition at Ozarka, for up to four semesters as long as she continues to meet the criteria determined by the scholarship requirements.

136 earn GEDs at Ozarka

June 15, 2010 MELBOURNE — The Ozarka College Adult Education Department awarded General Education Development (GED) diplomas during the 2009-10 academic year to 136 students in and around the Ozarka College service area. These students also had the option to participate in the Ozarka College Commencement Ceremony held on May 13. Students receiving a GED, by counties, are as follows (* denotes those graduates who were eligible for scholarships):

Grim recovery ending

June 15, 2010 LANGLEY — The grim recovery of bodies after flash flooding tore through a western Arkansas campground was nearing its end today, as officials awaited DNA tests to confirm that a young girl killed by the rising waters was the final victim.

Honor Rolls

June 15, 2010 CORD-CHARLOTTE ELEMENTARYCHARLOTTE — The students listed below made the honor roll for the fourth nine weeks of the 2009-10 school year at the Cord-Charlotte elementary campus of Cedar Ridge School District, according to a news release:Second: all A’s — Ellie Bullington, Gloria Morgan, Augusta Yeager; general — Mattie Patterson, Logan Schell, Josh Weaver, Brooklyn Wood

Students’ works selected for literary magazine

June 15, 2010 SOUTHSIDE — Cathlena Canard, Sam Comer, Haylee Daniels, Jacob Green and Matt Krogen may be students at Southside High School, but they’re also published authors.The students will be featured in this year’s Arkansas Anthology, a literary magazine featuring some of the best writings by Arkansas students and their teachers.

Area author has new book

June 15, 2010 CALICO ROCK — Calico Rock author and editor Jennifer Bové just published a new collection of short stories about families who take to the woods in search of quality time together.“Wild with Child: Adventures of Families in the Great Outdoors” features notable authors from all across the continent, including White River Current columnist and fellow Calico Rock resident Jim Spencer. While trekking through the book, readers will explore the diverse terrain of intrepid parenting, experiencing joys, trials and triumphs along the way, a news release states.

Music to feature young talent

June 15, 2010 HORSESHOE BEND — The Ozarks Got Singers grand prize winner, 17-year-old Waylon Collins, will be among the guest singers at this month’s Music in the Mountains Show, set for 6 p.m. Saturday in the Lower Diamond B Mall, Horseshoe Bend.Admission is by donation. Door prizes will be awarded.Collins began singing when he was a year old, with his first song being “Amazing Grace” at a small Pentecostal church. He started playing the guitar at 7, can play the keyboard and the banjo and writes his own music.

Craftsfest offers free admission

June 15, 2010 MOUNTAIN HOME — Craftsfest will be held Friday and Saturday at the Baxter County Fairgrounds.Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Admission is free.Approximately 60 booths containing handcrafted items will be operated by local crafters as well as those from Arkansas, Iowa, Missouri and North Carolina. A face painter will be present throughout the event.Breakfast, lunch and snack items will be available for sale, and drawings for gift certificates to be used at Craftsfest will be held throughout both days. Shoppers must be present to win.