The Weekend Events

September 16, 2010 Friday• River City Cruisers 3rd annual Automotive Swap Meet, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Independence County Fairgrounds. Free admission. Booth rentals available for $20. Call (870) 793-4096, (870) 251-2819, or (870) 613-2831.

Museum project becomes tribute

September 16, 2010 CALICO ROCK — Alberta Ericson of Evening Shade wanted to provide a lasting tribute to her friend, Lenora Carmon. In lieu of flowers at her funeral, Ericson made a memorial contribution to the Calico Rock Museum Foundation.Her contribution benefited the Calico Rock Museum expansion project and counted toward the challenge issued recently by the Darragh Foundation, which is investing $5,000 in the project when the foundation receives $15,000 in new commitments.

Girl Scouts to mark anniversary with oral history project

September 16, 2010 LITTLE ROCK — Girl Scouts-Diamonds of Arkansas, Oklahoma and Texas is looking to celebrate the organization’s centennial birthday in 2012 through an oral history project with a twist: Current Girl Scouts will interview former members on camera.“We thought it was important that our girls, who are at the center of everything we do, saw firsthand Girl Scout history,” said board member Linnie Lyle, who is overseeing the project.

Cushman church issues invitation

September 16, 2010 CUSHMAN — Cushman United Methodist Church will be celebrating “Back to Church” on Sunday, according to a news release. Hickory Hill Bluegrass Gospel Group will be singing from 3 to 4:30 p.m., followed by fellowship with refreshments. Worship will begin at 5.“This is the perfect time for all to return to church. As always, our hearts and our doors are open to everyone,” the release states.The church is located on the corner of Second and Martin streets in Cushman.

Air show scheduled

September 16, 2010 CHEROKEE VILLAGE — The Cherokee Village Airport will host an air show from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.The official opening is at noon with the Highland High School Band playing the National Anthem; the mayors, county judge and the airport board chairman will speak.

Sexual abstinence program scheduled in Highland

September 16, 2010 HIGHLAND — The Silver Ring Thing, a program about sexual abstinence, will be presented from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday in the A.L. Hutson Memorial Center in Highland, located on the Highland School campus.The performance seeks to educate teenagers and young adults about the benefits of remaining abstinent until marriage and about the dangers of promiscuous behavior. The program uses a funny approach with drama, videos, special effects and speakers.

Celtic Breeze to perform

September 16, 2010 CALICO ROCK — Celtic Breeze will perform at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Calico Rock Music Hall.Based in Mountain View, the group plays traditional Irish, Scottish, and Welsh tunes that form the roots of much of modern folk, country, western, bluegrass, and gospel music. The group’s May 8th Music Hall performance was professionally recorded and used to produce a new CD entitled “Celtic Breeze Live at the Calico Rock Music Hall,” which is now available.

Dance classes scheduled

September 16, 2010 The Batesville Ballet, Etc. at 206 E. Main will be hosting master classes in hip hop for ages 7 through adult at 2 p.m. on Saturday.  Teachers will be conducting intensive classes that will involve warm-ups, technique and dance routines for beginner, intermediate and advanced levels, according to a news release. No dance experience is required.

Speeding leads to steroids, marijuana bust

September 16, 2010 It may not have been the thoroughbred steroids that gave Cheryl Sue Choate the horsepower to speed through Moorefield, but that’s what police say they found Monday evening.Choate, 42, of Newark was stopped around 5:45 p.m. in Moorefield for driving her rental car 60 miles per hour in a 45 mph zone. Choate said her car had been stolen, Deputy Ernie Gillihan said in his report.Gillihan asked for her license, but Choate said she didn’t have it with her and that Gillihan “could call her lawyer to verify who she was.”

Bulb and plant sale planned

September 16, 2010 HIGHLAND — The Highland Veterans Memorial Committee will hold a bulb and plant sale at the Highland Veterans of Foreign Wars  from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 8.There will be daffodil bulbs, toad lilies, day lilies, Stella de Oro, pink lady or mystery lilies, hostas and hardy hibiscus as well as several varieties of trees and house plants.The VFW building is located on Meadowbrook Drive, of Liberty Hill Road in Highland, watch for signs.For more information call Phyllis Gatewood at (870) 856-2216.