Desha church to host event

October 18, 2010 DESHA — Desha United Methodist Church will have several special guests in a program beginning at 6:30 p.m. Saturday.

Desha to have reunion

October 18, 2010 DESHA — The Desha High School Alumni Fall Reunion will be from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday at the Desha Veterans of Foreign Wars.For more information call Zane Rankin (501) 771-1757 or Shelley Garrett (870) 251-2858.

Look Good, Feel Better program set for Oct. 25

October 18, 2010 The American Cancer Society will hold its Look Good, Feel Better program from 9 to 11 a.m. Oct. 25 at White River Medical Center Cancer Care Center.The program uses trained cosmetologists to teach women how to enhance their appearance and self-image during cancer treatment.Patients will be taught how to deal with hair loss and changes in skin complexion and nails caused by radiation and chemotherapy. Individuals will have the option of ordering a free wig.Each woman will receive individual makeover advice along with a free makeup kit valued at $200.

Pageant set for Oct. 30

October 18, 2010 CHARLOTTE — The Fall Harvest Pageant will be at 4 p.m. Oct. 30 on the Cord-Charlotte Elementary School campus in conjunction with the Fall Festival.The pageant is open to girls ages 0-12 and boys ages 0-6. Entry forms may be picked up at A Formal Affair in Batesville. The deadline to register is Oct. 27. For more information call (870) 307-2273.

Church schedules concert

October 18, 2010 CONCORD — Mount Zion Baptist Church, located on Highway 87 South in Concord, will host the musical group Just Friends of Heber Springs at 7 p.m. Saturday.Donations will be taken.Snacks and fellowship will follow the service.

Paws for the Cause slated

October 18, 2010 MOUNTAIN VIEW — The Stone County Humane Society will host its fifth annual Paws for the Cause from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Centennial Bank Park on Main Street in downtown Mountain View. The Diggity Dog Pet Show and the Coolest Cats Photo Contest will feature the pets. Proceeds for the day will go toward building a shelter.Buttons the Clown will lead a pet parade. Events also include a bake sale, cake walk, silent auction, Pumpkins for Pets decorating contest, hula-hoop contest, games and other activities, concessions, local musicians and dancers throughout the day.

Crime victim website to receive grant

October 18, 2010 LITTLE ROCK (AP) — A $500,000 federal grant to the Arkansas Crime Information Center will be used to upgrade a website for crime victims.The ACIC’s Brad Cazort says the money from the U.S. Department of Justice will go to the Victim Information and Notification Everyday — or VINE — service. The online program allows crime victims to follow criminals throughout the justice process.

5 killings in 2010 have town unsettled

October 18, 2010 CROSSETT (AP) — Five killings this year in Crossett have left residents in the small southern Arkansas town feeling unsettled.Crossett has about 6,000 residents and is best known for its giant Georgia-Pacific paper mill. Murders in the area are rare — none were recorded in 2009 in all of Ashley County, in which Crossett is located. This year, only one of the four counties that border Ashley County has had a homicide.

Early voting begins today

October 18, 2010 LITTLE ROCK — Early voting begins today for Arkansas’ general election, as the state’s senior United States senator fights to keep her job and Republicans eye potential gains in a traditionally Democratic state.With Democratic Sen. Blanche Lincoln in the toughest race of her political career and Republicans hoping to pick up two congressional seats in Democratic districts, both sides are counting on turning voters ahead of the Nov. 2 election day.

Authorities still won’t ID body

October 18, 2010 FAYETTEVILLE (AP) — Authorities in northwest Arkansas say they’re waiting to receive a positive identification on a body found in a sport utility vehicle pulled out of Beaver Lake.Authorities pulled the SUV out of the lake on Friday afternoon. Investigators think the body is that of Kelly Denise Lockhart of Springdale, who’s been missing since April 2008. But police say they won’t identify the body until it’s been examined by the Arkansas State Crime Lab.