Group to visit water park

June 8, 2010 Batesville First Assembly’s single’s group, Pairs & Spares, is going to Wild River Country Saturday. The church van will be leaving at noon. Those attending are asked to bring money for their discounted ticket ($15), which will be purchased at the water park, and money for lunch. To sign up, call (870) 793-5489.

‘Boundaries’ class offered

June 8, 2010 Batesville First Assembly will be offering a class entitled “Boundaries” starting Friday in the basement of the Family Connections Room. The class will be from 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., and will last for 8 weeks. It is designed to help people become less stressed, more productive in their relationships, and overall more balanced in their lives, a news release states.The class is free, but the book will cost about $8. To register, call (870) 793-5489.

Retirees plan meeting

June 8, 2010 POCAHONTAS — Retirees of United Auto Workers will meet at the Apple Barrel Family Restaurant in Pocahontas, formerly the Bonanza restaurant, on Thursday.The meeting will begin at 11:15 a.m.

Calico Rock Lions to host rodeo

June 8, 2010 CALICO ROCK — The 52nd annual Calico Rock Lions Club Rodeo will be Friday and Saturday in the Tip Wiseman Rodeo Arena in Earl King Park located off Highway 56.Gates open at 6 nightly, with the rodeo starting at 8. Admission is $6 for adults, $3 for children 6-12, with under 6 admitted free.

CPR will be taught

June 8, 2010 The Heartsaver cardiopulmonary resuscitation and first aid class will be offered by Vital Link ambulance service from 6 to 10 p.m. Thursday in the Alan Davis Conference Center, located at 1033 E.M.S. Drive in Batesville.The fee of $25 covers the textbook and CPR card.To register, call (870) 793-3351.

Dance slated at Pfeiffer

June 8, 2010 PFEIFFER — The Bill Musick and Brent Foster bands will perform from 7-10 p.m. every Tuesday and Saturday nights beginning this week.Musick and Foster, who has entertained at Branson, Mo., will perform at the Disabled American Veterans post located at 80 Cave Creek Road. “This is a family dance open to all ages with no drinking, no smoking and no cussing,” Larry Cartwright said. Admission is $4 and concessions will be for sale.

Pegg to celebrate 100th

June 8, 2010 Sylvia Pegg will celebrate her 100th birthday with a reception hosted by her family.The party will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the First Baptist Church Annex on Main Street in Batesville. Birthday cards are welcome. No gifts, please.For more information, call Peggy Pegg Miller at (501) 580-9800.

2 boys drown during outing

June 8, 2010 PONCA (AP) — The National Park Service says two boys have drowned during a visit to the Buffalo National River near Ponca.According to a news release, 8-year-old Hunter Taylor and 12-year-old Dustin Taylor of Kingston were with five others at the Ponca Low Water Bridge Saturday night.The Park Service says the boys’ 9-year-old brother saw them in the water about 8:15 p.m. as they were trying to retrieve Hunter Taylor’s swimming trunks. When they didn’t resurface, the brother sought help.

Relay For Life is Friday

June 8, 2010 Independence County’s annual Relay For Life will begin at 6 p.m. Friday at Riverside Park in Batesville with an opening ceremony, survivor and caregiver lap and team parade.Events during the 12-hour event are scheduled to include a beauty pageant for men at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, music by The Anointed Ones at 8 followed by the luminaria ceremony at 9, line dancing at midnight on Saturday, $1 McDonald’s sausage biscuit breakfast at 4 a.m.

CC alumnus headed to FSU

June 8, 2010 CONWAY — A 2006 graduate of Cave City High School, Corey Womack had the experience, but had no plans to study filmmaking when he started college at the University of Central Arkansas. “Every once in a while, the teacher (at Cave City) would give us a camera and say, ‘Go make a short film,’” Womack said. “It never really worked, and I got intrigued — why wasn’t it working? Why couldn’t I make this work?“Then I got to UCA and found out they had this film program.”