Ex-candidate pulled from tree, goes to jail

April 6, 2010 FAYETTEVILLE (AP) — A former candidate for Congress in the 3rd District has been arrested after climbing a tree outside the Washington County Courthouse.A police report says 29-year-old Abel Noah Tomlinson was arrested for disorderly conduct, public intoxication and resisting arrest. Police and sheriff’s deputies pulled Tomlinson from the tree about 4 p.m. Monday after he appeared to slip and fall part of the way down the tree.While in the tree Tomlinson shouted profanity and that “The war on drugs is a war on people like me.”

Law committee to meet

April 6, 2010 The Independence County Law Enforcement Committee will meet at 4 p.m. Thursday in the juvenile courtroom on the second floor of the Jess B. Carpenter Building at Third and Main streets.Agenda for the public meeting will be to discuss the resignation of Sheriff Keith Bowers and procedures for naming a replacement.

Lawrence Co. to host town hall meeting, basketball game

April 6, 2010 BLACK ROCK — The ATOD (Alcohol Tobacco and Other Drugs) Coalition of Lawrence County will host a countywide basketball game featuring the county’s senior boys and girls to be held in conjunction with their town hall meeting on underage drinking.The game will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Black Rock School gym.

Farm Bureau offers scholarship

April 6, 2010 Melbourne — Applications are currently being accepted for the Izard County Farm Bureau Scholarship program. Applicants must be graduating from an Izard County High School in the spring of 2010 and the applicant or their parents must be members of the Izard County Farm Bureau.

Herb Garden Workshop set

April 6, 2010 POWHATAN — An Herb Garden Workshop will be from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 24 at Powhatan Historic State Park, interpreter Kristyn Watts said.The registration fee is $30, including a $10 non-refundable deposit due two weeks before the workshop begins. Herbs have been used in everyday life throughout the centuries for cooking, medicines and more, carried from one continent to another by boat and, on land, by horseback, wagon and on foot, Watts said.

Clouse reunion announced

April 6, 2010 All descendants of Henery and Caroline Clouse and Richard and Della Mae Melton, of the Cushman, Oxford, Franklin and Batesville areas, will have a family reunion at noon April 17 at Western Sizzlin in Batesville.For more information call Nita Melton Wooten at (870) 834-0866.

Salem to host yard sales

April 6, 2010 SALEM — The Fulton County Fair Association will sponsor the fifth annual Spring Fairgrounds Flea Market in conjunction with the Salem Chamber of Commerce Community Yard Sale on Saturday. Vendor space is available in the Hickinbotham-Miller Exhibit Building at the Fulton County Fairgrounds, just off of Highway 62, west in Salem. Outside spaces are also available.The flea market will feature a wide variety of merchandise including antique furniture, primitives, glassware, jewelry, candles, collectibles, crafts, wood working, home decor, jewelry, gift items and more.

Cemetery to hold work day

April 6, 2010 Egner Cemetery work day will be at 8 a.m. Saturday. Those attending are asked to bring tools.Anyone who has flowers or other items on the graves that they wish to keep are asked to remove them until after the work day.In case of rain, the work day will be April 17.

Music in the Mountains returns

April 6, 2010 HORSESHOE BEND — The monthly Music in the Mountains Show will return to the Horseshoe Bend Theatre a week earlier than scheduled this month. The show which features country, gospel, blues and oldies, will kick off at 6 p.m. Saturday. The house band Highway 289 will welcome David Sherrell as its special guest along with many other local and area entertainers. Concessions are available and admission is by donation.

Weight loss group to meet

April 6, 2010 The weight loss surgery support group will have its monthly meeting at 6:30 p.m. Thursday in the White River Medical Center Women’s Center Conference Room B.This will be an open discussion meeting, said Stephanie Wade, registered nurse and bariatric coordinator with the White River Surgery Clinic (formerly known as North Arkansas Center for Surgical Weight Control). For more information, call (870) 793-4445.