Single parent nets scholarship

October 13, 2010 CALICO ROCK — Harp’s Store in Calico Rock made a $,1000 donation to the Izard County Single Parent Scholarship with $500 being awarded this fall to Crystal Brokaw of Sage, and another $500 to be awarded in spring 2011. Brokaw is currently in Ozarka College’s Registered Nursing program through Arkansas Rural Nursing Education Consortium and is set to graduate in December. Harp’s Assistant Manager, Charles Jones awarded Crystal her $500 scholarship on Oct. 1.

Art winners named

October 13, 2010 MELBOURNE — Nine current and former students of Melbourne High School placed in the recent Izard County art fair, art teacher Connie Roberts said.Recent graduate Sabra Campbell received one best of show and three first place ribbons, while Erica Oliger, also a recent graduate, received one best of show, one first place and one 2nd place ribbon.Sophomore Conor Kever received one best of show and two first place ribbons; Jeffery Needle, one best of show, one first place and one second place ribbon;

Tharp named AP scholar

October 13, 2010 PLEASANT PLAINS — Derek Tharp, a 2010 graduate and co-valedictorian of Midland High School, recently received an Advanced Placement scholar for his achievement on AP exams.The College Board’s Advanced Placement Program provides willing and academically prepared students with the opportunity to take rigorous college-level courses while still in high school, and to earn college credit, advance placement, or both for successful performance on the AP Exam.

Bank sponsors classroom

October 13, 2010 MOUNTAIN VIEW — First National Bank of Izard County has donated money to the Ozarka College Mountain View Expansion Fund and will sponsor the Technology Classroom in honor of Ray Stinnett.Bank vice president Abby Buchanan recently presented the check to Gin Brown, director of operations for Ozarka-Mountain View.

DHS to provide information

October 13, 2010 The Department of Human Services will hold an informational meeting at 6 p.m. Monday at the DHS office, located at 100 Weaver Avenue, Batesville.The meeting is open to anyone interested in becoming a foster or adoptive parent. Information will be provided and there will be an opportunity for anyone to ask questions.  For more information, call Robin Tate at (870) 698-1876, ext. 106. 

Erwin attends convention

October 13, 2010 Dr. Ronald Erwin attended the Arkansas Chiropractor Association (ACA) Fall Convention in Little Rock Oct. 1-3, according to a news release.The ACA Fall Convention provides educational opportunities for doctors of chiropractic offering classes and workshops on spinal health, radiology and patient care. The featured speaker of the convention was Dr. Stuart White, who spoke on the topic of “The Doctor of the Future.” Further information can be found at the ACA website,

Horns to have reunion

October 13, 2010 CAVE CITY — The Horn reunion will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Cave City Community Center.A potluck will be served at noon.The event is open to all relatives and friends.

CR Museum holding raffle

October 13, 2010 CALICO ROCK — The Calico Rock Museum Foundation is selling raffle tickets for a double wedding ring quilt donated by Betty Riggins. The quilt was hand-quilted and is currently on display at the Calico Rock Artist’s Cooperative on Main Street in Calico Rock. Raffle ticket donations are $5 each or 7 for $30. Tickets are available at the Calico Rock Visitor Center, Calico Rock Artist’s Cooperative, Don Quixote’s, and Mitchell’s Park Street Pharmacy.

Young pianists to perform

October 13, 2010 Weston Music Studio will present a master class with concert pianist Dr. Ian Hominick from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Saturday at 1365 College St. in Batesville.Sixteen area youth will perform works by Mozart, Brahms, Kabalevsky, Ireland, Schumann and others in an informal master class setting.Hominick recently completed a fall concert tour through Canada and will perform in California at the end of the month. His schedule includes judging piano competitions in Hong Kong in January. His latest compact disc, titled “Off the Beaten Path,” is available from MSR Classics.