ASU presents string quartet

February 22, 2010 Jonesboro — The Fowler Center Series presents its seventh event of the 2009-10 season with multifaceted string quartet Brooklyn Rider in performance at 7:30 p.m. March 13 Riceland Hall, Fowler Center, Jonesboro.“Brooklyn Rider has become increasingly known for its creative programming and exciting collaborations which serve to illuminate music in new ways and invite audiences into a shared experience,” according to a news release. “Uniquely able to address a wide and inclusive range of music, they are as willing to explore the world of Haydn as they are in the music of today.”

Cave tour announced

February 22, 2010 MOUNTAIN VIEW — A photography tour of Dripstone Trail at Blanchard Springs Caverns in Mountain View is set for Feb. 28. This is a special opportunity to photograph the upper level of the caverns and is limited to the first 10 people who return advance payment, according to a news release. Tours meet at the visitor center at noon and will photograph for four hours. Tripods are welcome, and a light sweater or jacket is recommended. Tours are by reservation only, and are not instructional.

CPR class offered

February 22, 2010 The Heartsaver cardiopulmonary resuscitation and first aid class will be offered by Vital Link from 6 to 10 p.m. March 8 in the Alan Davis Conference Center, located at 1033 E.M.S. Drive in Batesville.The fee of $25 covers the textbook and CPR card.To register call (870) 793-3351.

Soul’d out to perform

February 22, 2010 RUSSELL — Soul’d Out Quartet will perform at 7 p.m. Feb. 26 at Russell Missionary Baptist Church, 313 E. Main St. in Russell (White County).Based in Georgetown, Ohio, Soul’d Out Ministries was formed in 2001 as a trio and then reformed as an all male quartet in 2004. Soul’d Out is a full-time ministry touring 25 states each year, performing in churches, theatres, fairs/festivals, Dollywood, Silver Dollar City, as well as the main stage at the National Quartet Convention.

Bowlers needed for Big Brothers Big Sisters

February 22, 2010 Big Brothers Big Sisters of North Central Arkansas will host a “Bowl For Kids’ Sake” April 17 and is currently recruiting teams for the fundraising event.“Our ‘Big’ volunteers invested almost 19,000 one-on-one mentoring hours with children in northcentral Arkansas last year,” said Scarlett Barnes, event co-chairwoman. “Support Batesville programs match children with carefully-screened, caring Big Brothers and Big Sisters who make a positive impact in the lives of children. Supporting each match takes an investment of $1,000 annually.”

Two face charges

February 22, 2010 Arrest warrants have been issued for a Desha woman and a Paragould man for check forgery, according to affidavits filed with the Independence County Circuit Court Clerk’s Office.Lt. Brenda Bittle with the Independence County Sheriff’s Office said the two are identified as 27-year-old Rachel A. Cook and Darrell L. Tate, 32.Bittle said that on several occasions in late 2009, the sheriff’s department began getting complaints of forged checks on several bank accounts in the area.In one case the owner of the forged checks, Shirley Cummings, had been dead since 2004.

Melbourne meets tonight

February 22, 2010 MELBOURNE — The Melbourne School Board will have a light agenda when it meets at 7 tonight in the administration board room, Superintendent Gerald Cooper said.Students with Family, Career and Community Leaders of America will present a program, the board will discuss an Alert Now program and members will review principals’ contracts.Meetings are open to the public.

Council to consider speed limit

February 22, 2010 The Batesville City Council will meet at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at city hall. The agenda includes a second reading of an ordinance to establish a uniform speed limit in the city; an ordinance to establish a flood damage; a resolution in support of the Ozark Gateway Tourist Council Scenic Byways initiative; a report from Public Works Engineer Damon Johnson; and comments from Mayor Rick Elumbaugh.All meetings are open to the public, and any citizen may address the council with comments or concerns.

Bond set at $100,000

February 22, 2010 WALNUT RIDGE — Bond was set at $100,000 Friday for a Bono man who is facing residential burglary and theft charges, said Capt. Jody Dotson of the Lawrence County Sheriff’s Department.Allen Michael Bounds, 20, of Bono was one of three suspects in the case, which involved a residence on County Road 701 near Hoxie. Bounds was arrested Wednesday; the burglary and theft were reported the previous Saturday.“The reason the bond is so high is he was on parole for two other burglaries and thefts,” Dotson said.Bounds’ circuit court date was set for March 19.

Messiah concert to be Feb. 26

February 22, 2010 The Batesville Choral Society and Lyon College Concert Chorale, conducted by Dr. Joel Plaag, will present the Easter portion of Handel’s Messiah at 7:30 p.m. Friday in Bevens Music Room on the Lyon College campus. The concert will feature choruses and soloists in the famous piece. Soloists featured will be (in order of appearance): Diana Turnbo, alto; Cory Emerson, tenor; Tyler Sarracino, tenor; Josh Palmer, tenor; Amanda Pickett, alto; Han Ong, bass; and Kristian Martin, tenor.Admission to the concert is free.