Ozarka library slates activities

April 8, 2010 Melbourne — The Paul Weaver Library at Ozarka College will celebrate National Library Week next week by hosting a variety of events and displays in the library and dining room of the Main Building in Melbourne.In keeping with the theme of this year’s National Library Week, “Communities Thrive @ Your Library,” the events and displays will feature organizations and individuals from the local community.First sponsored in 1958, National Library Week is a national observance sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries across the country each April.

EHC yard sale planned

April 8, 2010 UNION HILL — Union Hill-Thida Extension Homemakers Club will have a spring yard sale from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Union Hill-Thida Fire Department, located at 1825 Thida Road.The club needs donations of clothing, furniture, toys and other items for the sale. Items may be dropped off from 1 to 4 p.m. Friday at the fire station.For more information call Lana Hightower at (870) 264-9365, Judy Wood at 264-3295 or Ginger Carroll at 264-3739.

Donations, volunteers sought for sale

April 8, 2010 The Mabee-Simpson Library at Lyon College has requested donations of books and monetary donations as well as volunteers for the annual library book sale fundraiser set for April 23-25 during the Arkansas Scottish Festival.Books may be dropped off at the library from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday or from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday; First Presbyterian Church from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday; or at First Southern Bank from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.For more information call Dean Covington at (870) 307-7205.

Cemetery to host cleaning

April 8, 2010 CAVE CITY — Eutopia Cemetery cleanup will be at 8 a.m. Saturday.The cemetery is located west of Cave City on Mount Carmel Road. For more information call (870) 612-2216.

Melbourne sets reunion

April 8, 2010 MELBOURNE — The Melbourne all-school reunion has been scheduled for May 1 at the new Melbourne High School.  Registration will start at 1 p.m. and refreshments will be served. A booklet containing composite photographs of the graduating classes from the past 60 years will be available for $15.The event is open to all current and past students as well as neighbors and friends.

April gardening calendar

April 8, 2010 Trees and ShrubsSpring flowering shrubs should be pruned — only if needed, after spring bloom. Fertilize then as well. Most shrubs will benefit from one application of fertilizer per year, and spring is a fine time to apply it. Repeated applications should not be necessary. Annual Flowers and Vines

Hendrix awards Southside senior

April 8, 2010 CONWAY — Jordan Mohlke of Jamestown, a senior at Southside High School, has received both an Academic Scholarship and an Odyssey Honors and Distinction Award for Artistic Creativity to attend Hendrix College beginning in the fall of 2010. Mohlke is the son of Freddie and Lorie Mohlke.

Students to attend Lyon

April 8, 2010 Brittney Anderson, Cally Guthrie and Preston J. Smith, all of Batesville, Leslie Hester of Blytheville and Jordan Mohlke of Jamestown have been accepted for admission to Lyon College and have been awarded scholarships.Each year, Lyon awards scholarships to outstanding applicants who show special promise as productive members of the college community.

UALR presents scholarships

April 8, 2010 LITTLE ROCK — The University of Arkansas at Little Rock has awarded scholarships to some local students, according to a news release.Alicia Jefferson, daughter of Veronica Power of Batesville, received the UALR Freshman Award scholarship.Ethan Westburg, son of Sonia Westburg of Batesville, received the Academic Achievement scholarship.Cynthia Jones, daughter of Deborah Jones and Anthony Jones of Sidney, also received the Academic Achievement scholarship.