Searcy man earns law degree

June 9, 2010 LEXINGTON, Va. — Keith Pound Harmon received the juris doctor degree from Washington and Lee University during commencement exercises for the School of Law on May 8.Harmon was among 123 students receiving a J.D. and two receiving master of law degrees during the ceremonies held on Washington and Lee’s historic Front Lawn.

Emerson graduates

June 9, 2010 POINT LOOKOUT, Mo. — Karla Emerson, daughter of Eddie and Debbie Emerson of Cave City, graduated from College of the Ozarks, Point Lookout, Mo., during the 2010 commencement exercises May 9. Emerson received a bachelor of science in family/consumer science.Emerson is a 2006 Newark High School graduate.

ASU-Beebe announces grads

June 9, 2010 BEEBE­ — Arkansas State University-Beebe awarded 415 degrees and certificates in the spring 2010 commencement ceremonies, announced Dr. Ted Kalthoff, Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs. Recipients included students who attended campuses at Beebe, Heber Springs, Searcy and the Little Rock Air Force Base.Batesville — Brandon L. Fuller, associate in general studies; Robin H. Medlock, technical certificate in air conditioning; Paul R. Worley, technical certificate in diesel technology; Desha — Tyler A. Jones, certificate of proficiency in welding technology;

O’Brien, Bryant win in Dem races

June 9, 2010 LITTLE ROCK — A 23-year-old political newcomer won the Democratic nomination for state land commissioner Tuesday, while the Pulaski County clerk coasted to a win in the party’s runoff for its secretary of state nomination.Pat O’Brien defeated outgoing land commissioner Mark Wilcox for the Democratic nod for secretary of state, a position being vacated by Charlie Daniels. O’Brien will face Republican state Rep. Mark Martin in the fall.“The evening is going great. The initial numbers look fantastic,” O’Brien said shortly after polls closed.

Womack captures GOP bid

June 9, 2010 LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Rogers Mayor Steve Womack has won the Republican nomination for a seat in Congress representing northwest Arkansas.According to unofficial results, Womack won 52 percent of the vote over state Sen. Cecile Bledsoe.Womack ran first in the May 18 primary election, but Bledsoe gained steam after winning the endorsement of former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin.

Area family reunions set for this weekend

June 9, 2010 Some area families have announced reunions scheduled for this weekend.Sharp-MartinThe Sharp and Martin family reunion will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Community Center beside the Methodist Church at Concord.A potluck will be served. For more information call Jim Thomas at (870) 668-0186 or Leola J. Bowren at (501) 345-2034.FloydThe family of John B. and Gertrude Massey Floyd will hold its reunion Sunday at Riverside Park in Batesville.

Revival starts Sunday

June 9, 2010 BETHESDA — New Hope Cumberland Presbyterian Church will have a revival Sunday through June 16.The speaker will be the Rev. Garland Skidmore of Hampton.Supper will be served at 6 each night, and the services will follow at 7.The church is located at 3655 Bethesda Road.The event is open to the public.

Modern Woodmen forms club

June 9, 2010 CAVE CITY —  Modern Woodmen of America has announced the formation of a new youth service club in Cave City. The club will have its first activity at 2 p.m. June 19 at the Cave City Park, Modern Woodman representative Richard Hawkins II said. The event, which will discuss the benefits of membership, is open to children ages 0-16. Jessica Daigle will lead the club and Hawkins will sponsor the club’s monthly activities, a news release states.

Poker run in Saturday

June 9, 2010 ASH FLAT — The second annual Ash Flat Fire Department Poker Run will be Saturday. All bikes are welcome, according to a news release.Registration starts at 9 a.m., with the first bike out at 10, starting at the fire station (located off Highway 354 on Arnhart Street) and traveling to the Mountain Home/Twin Lakes area. The ride will end at Ash Flat Ballpark at 2 p.m.Food and drinks will be served and entertainment will be provided by the Down Home String Band.Prizes are $300 for the highest hand and $50 for the lowest. Door prizes will be given.

Izard single parents receive scholarships; fundraiser set

June 9, 2010 MELBOURNE — Izard County Single Parent Scholarship committee recently awarded scholarships to two Ozarka College students for the upcoming fall semester. Christy Whittaker of Calico Rock and Melva Wood of Horseshoe Bend received $300 each. Committee chairwoman Laura Lawrence awarded the scholarships on June 1.Whittaker is currently seeking an associate of applied science in business technology. She anticipates opening her own business once she completes her degree at Ozarka College.