Book sale set for weekend

October 6, 2010 HARDY — The Friends of Sharp County Library Book Sale will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday and Saturday in the Old Hardy Gym, according to a news release.Those buying books are asked to bring their own sturdy bags.The local art gallery will have a flea market in the gym the same hours as the book sale. Books being donated for the sale can be delivered to the Old Hardy Gym from 8:30 until 11:30 a.m. Thursday, or taken to the Hardy Library prior to the sale.

Library board meets Thursday

October 6, 2010 The Independence County Library Board will meet at 3 p.m. Thursday at the Citizens Bank annex at 285 E. College St. in Batesville.Meetings are open to the public.

65 fires reported since Friday

October 6, 2010 LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The Arkansas Forestry Commission says its crews have suppressed 65 forest fires since last Friday, and that six are still burning.The commission said Tuesday the fires have burned 789 acres.Statewide, 37 of 75 counties are under outdoor burn bans. Foresters say Arkansans living in rural areas should be careful when working outdoors, because sparks from lawn mowers and hay baling equipment can start a wildfire.

GOP to hold meeting

October 6, 2010 The Independence County Republicans’ next meeting will be Thursday at Western Sizzlin. A Dutch treat meal begins at 6 p.m. with the meeting at 7.After the meeting poll watchers training will be held.

Hayride planned for Miners Day

October 6, 2010 CUSHMAN — Cushman United Methodist Church will host a hayride Saturday during the Cushman Miners Day celebration. Rides will be held throughout the day, starting at the church, going to Blowing Cave Road and back to the church. Admission is $1 per person. Drinks, snacks and pumpkins will be for sale at the church all day.

‘Protecting Arkansans’ is Friday

October 6, 2010 Representatives from Attorney General Dustin McDaniel’s office and three other state agencies will join the AARP to host a “Protecting Arkansans” town hall-style meeting for senior citizens in Batesville on Friday, according to a news release.The meeting will be held at the White River Medical Center’s conference center, 1710 Harrison St. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m.

Entergy service calls are not extra

October 6, 2010 Entergy Arkansas would like to remind its customers that the company does not charge extra for responding to calls about service problems. Company personnel have heard that some customers believe, incorrectly, that there’s an extra charge when a serviceman is dispatched to respond to an outage or other problem. This is not the case.

2nd Friday celebrating Oktoberfest

October 6, 2010 Main Street Batesville will kick off its annual Oktoberfest on Friday evening, as 2nd Friday Downtown Wander and Wonder Walk continues to offer outstanding entertainment, food, art and shopping, according to a news release.The pocket park stage will again host activities. At 6 Cindy Hubberd will present the young dancers from the North Arkansas Dance Theater. The dancers will be followed by an acoustical set by Ken Smith. There is no charge.Main Street Batesville will be cooking bratwurst and hot dogs with German potato salad.

Barber wins national award

October 6, 2010 CAVE CITY — The welfare of others has always been a priority of Dorothy “Lynne” Barber’s of Cave City and she recently received national recognition for it. One of 15 individuals in the U.S. to be named this year’s Sunshine Peace Award winner, Barber received the award on behalf of the Sunshine Lady Foundation for her years of service in the field of advocacy for domestic violence victims and survivors.

Landers to host Elvis, Reba concert

October 6, 2010 An Elvis and Reba tribute concert will be at 7 p.m. Saturday at the old Landers Theater, located at 332 East Main St. in Batesville.Frank Hermans and his wife, Amy Riemer, have been performing as Elvis and Reba for the past three years in a family-oriented show with comedy, averaging 250 performances a year. The couple lives in Green Bay, Wis., where they own a theater, and write, produce and choreograph their shows.