Arkansas State presents ‘Ain’t I A Woman?’

February 18, 2010 Jonesboro — “Ain’t I A Woman?” will be the 13th event of Arkansas State University’s Lecture-Concert Series at 7:30 p.m. March 3 in Riceland Hall, Fowler Center, Jonesboro. The event is free and open to the public.This musical theater work celebrates four very powerful African American women: novelist and anthropologist Zora Neale Hurston; folk artist Clementine Hunter; ex-slave and abolitionist Sojourner Truth; and civil rights worker Fannie Lou Hamer.

Charlotte EHC

February 18, 2010 Charlotte — The Charlotte Extension Homemakers club met Feb. 16 at Newark Pizza Express. All members were present.The meeting started with a birthday party and gifts, followed by a program about drug interaction and what people should try to avoid.The club also took some much-needed supplies to the The New Life Children’s Home in Oil Trough. The club will meet at the nursing home Monday to do a craft. The next regular meeting will be March 10.

ASU to present winter concert

February 18, 2010 Jonesboro — The Department of Music at Arkansas State University in Jonesboro will present the ASU Concert Choir and University Singers Men’s and Women’s Choirs in concert at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in Riceland Hall, Fowler Center, Jonesboro.

West Point cadet honored

February 18, 2010 WEST POINT, N.Y. — Cadet William Allgood, son of John and Diane Allgood of Batesville, has been named to the Dean’s List for the fall semester, August through December 2009, at the U.S. Military Academy.The earn this distinction, a cadet must maintain a 3.0 average in all courses.Allgood graduated from Batesville High School in 2009.He will be commissioned a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army upon graduation at West Point.

Board to hold meeting tonight

February 18, 2010 Batesville School Board will hold a special-called meeting at 6 tonight in the conference room of the district administration office at 955 Water St. It will hear from McPherson and Jacobson, an executive recruitment and development company, which will help Batesville School District in its search for a new superintendent.

Cave City to hear EAST program

February 18, 2010 CAVE CITY — The Cave City School Board will meet at 7 p.m. Monday in the Cave City High School Library to hear an EAST program presentation, Superintendent Steven Green said.EAST stands for Environmental and Spatial Technology. The EAST initiative is an educational model that engages students in sophisticated service-learning projects that involve teamwork and cutting-edge technology.The board will also consider administrative contracts, out of state trip requests and amending the school calendar.

March of Dimes to hold rally

February 18, 2010 March of Dimes will hold a “March for Babies” rally from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday at Farmers Insurance located at 11 Eagle Mountain Blvd., next to Colton’s Steakhouse and Grill in Batesville. Everyone including all team captains, family teams and individual walkers are invited to attend. There will be food, fellowship, March for Babies supplies, and fundraising ideas, March of Dimes community direct Sherry Lamb said.

Southside students win at foreign language festival

February 18, 2010 SOUTHSIDE — Southside High School Spanish students received top scores at Saturday’s regional foreign language festival held at Arkansas State University in Jonesboro, according to a news release. Senior Amy Mansfield earned first place in two categories and will compete at the state level. She sang her way to a 97 out of a possible 100 with her rendition of “Te Mando Flores” made popular by Colombian singer Fonseca. She also received a 97 for extemporaneous reading in Spanish.

Burglars hit church, Cord home for guitars

February 18, 2010 Sometime between 8:30 Sunday night and 9 Monday morning someone pried open a door to gain entry into the lobby of the First Assembly of God Church at 20th and Lyon streets in Batesville, according to Jeff Cox, pastor.Cox told Deputy Dustin Robbins that whoever broke in then went into the sound booth and took an electric guitar valued at $200 and an Audiotechnica wireless microphone valued at $300.He said a computer had been unhooked, but was left behind.No suspects were named in the case.

Townsends selling chicken for Haiti relief effort

February 18, 2010 Townsends of Arkansas will be selling frozen chicken products to the public at great prices, with the proceeds going toward the Haiti relief efforts following the recent earthquake, according to a news release.The sale will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at S&S Liquidations on Highway 167, south of the White River Bridge.Ten-pound boxes of products will be available for sale on a first-come, first-served basis and will include:• golden breaded tender fritter — $10 ($1 per pound)• golden breaded tender — $10 ($1 per pound)