ASMSA names honor students Independence County among those

June 21, 2010 HOT SPRINGS — The Arkansas School for Mathematics, Sciences and the Arts has announced its honor’s list for the fourth nine-weeks.Area students on the general honor roll include:Independence County — 11th grade, Scott Michael Glover; Baxter County — 12th grade, Austen Judy Catlin and Stephen Andrew Shrum; Fulton County — 11th grade, Natasha Kaur Sra; andWhite County — 11th grade, Jefferson Parker Bain, Vlad Dumitru Gamalie and Christopher Michael Jefferson Loan.

Local students awarded degrees

June 21, 2010 CONWAY — More than 1,200 degrees were conferred May 8 during Spring Commencement in the Farris Health and Physical Education Center at the University of Central Arkansas.The following graduates were awarded degrees:

Honor Rolls

June 21, 2010 Newark ElementaryNEWARK — The students listed below made the honor roll for the fourth nine weeks of the 2009-10 school year at the Newark elementary campus of Cedar Ridge School District, according to Kathy Magness, principal:

TV host to speak at Banner

June 21, 2010 BANNER — Dr. Jimmy Sites, producer and host of the award-winning national television show “Spiritual Outdoor Adventures,” will speak at Banner Church of Christ Friday, Saturday and Sunday.Meeting times are 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 9:30 a.m. Sunday with a potluck to follow.Sites grew up in Arkansas and has traveled extensively. He considers his most exciting adventure to be when he lived with the Waodoni Indian tribe in the Amazon Jungle of Ecuador.

Charles Landers band to perform

June 21, 2010 CONCORD — Charles Landers and his band will perform at 7 p.m. Saturday at Mount Zion Baptist Church, located on Highway 87 South in Concord.Donations will be taken.Snacks and fellowship will follow the performance.The event is open to the public.

Dog walkers needed

June 21, 2010 The Humane Society of Independence County’s Dog Walking Club meets every Wednesday at 9 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.

ASU children’s theater opens with ‘Awesome Giant’

June 21, 2010 JONESBORO — The Arkansas State University Theatre will open the 2010 ASU Summer Children’s Theatre season with “The Absolutely Awesome Giant” by Bruce Shearer. Abby Robinson, a junior radio/TV major from Mount Pleasant, is among the cast for the season opening production.

Charlotte EHC

June 21, 2010 CHARLOTTE — The Charlotte Extension Homemakers club met June 16 at Ann Mobley’s home, with all but one member present.The meeting started with the reading of inspirational, and thought for the month.Pat Mason attended the state conference in Hot Springs June 8-10. Mason showed the crafts she made there, and told of the information she learned.The club talked about a craft to make for the nursing home June 28, coasters for large drinks. Members also talked about putting in a fair booth in the county fair on July 20.

Board approves facility lease with UACCB

June 21, 2010 It was a light agenda for Batesville Superintendent Ted Hall’s final school board meeting June 14.Among the items of business approved included a lease agreement between the Batesville School District and the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville for lease of the child care facility on the college campus. The child care center is a collaboration with the Batesville School District, city of Batesville, Independence County and White River Planning and Development District. College officials praised the partnership between all those involved.