Civil War battle to be re-enacted Saturday

July 6, 2010 MELBOURNE — Pvt. Job S. Neill Camp #286 of the Sons of Confederate Veterans will re-enact the skirmish at Lunenburg at 2 p.m. Saturday and at 1 p.m. Sunday. The event is open to the public.This event was scheduled for May but was rained out. The event will be at Cooper Valley, in the same farm field south of Melbourne where the 1864 battle was fought. Several cannons will also take the field.

New books at Independence County library

July 6, 2010 “Quickbooks 2010 All-in-one for Dummies,” Stephen L. Nelson“When I Stop Talking, You’ll Know I’m Dead: Useful Stories from a Persuasive Man,” Jerry Weintraub“Oprah: A Biography,” Kitty Kelley“This Time Together: Laughter and Reflection,” Carol Burnett“Chelsea Chelsea Bang Bang,” Chelsea Handler“The Last Stand: Custer, Sitting Bull, and the Battle of the Little Bighorn,” Nathaniel PhilbrickResilience: Reflections on the Burdens and Gifts of Facing Life’s Adversities,” Elizabeth Edwards“Burned,” P.C. Cast“Whiplash,” Catherine Coulter

Folk center offers event

July 6, 2010 MOUNTAIN VIEW — The Ozark Folk Center State Park will host a Handcrafted Evening in the Park from 6:30 to 10 p.m. Friday in the Craft Village.Artisans will have special crafts, demonstrations and perhaps treats for visitors. Admission to the Craft Village is free for this special evening.The public is invited to come talk with the crafts people about how they learned their skills and where they find their inspiration, learn about their tools and their workshops and buy unique handcrafted items directly from the folks who are making them.

Moores have reunion

July 6, 2010 The family of Albert L. and Audra Moore held their family reunion June 25 to 27.The reunion is held every five years.Approximately 30 family members from Virginia, Washington, California, Oklahoma, Missouri and Arkansas were in attendance.

Nature center offers activities for children

July 6, 2010 JONESBORO — Forrest L. Wood Crowley’s Ridge Nature Center will hold a “Crime Scene Investigation” for children of all ages at 3 p.m. Friday and at 1, 2 and 3 p.m. Saturday.Participants will conduct a mock investigation into the disappearance of a black bear, sort through evidence and question suspects.A program titled “Butterflies of Arkansas” will be presented by Mitchell Pruitt at 10 a.m. Saturday at the nature center. The program is for children ages 10 and above.

UAW retirees to get together

July 6, 2010 POCAHONTAS — The United Auto Workers retirees will meet at 11:15 a.m. Thursday at the Apple Barrel Family Restaurant in Pocahontas, formerly Bonanza Restaurant.

Zion VFW to cook fish

July 6, 2010 ZION — The Zion Volunteer Fire Department in Izard County has scheduled a fish fry for Saturday at the fire station/community building.Catfish, prepared by Ernie Blackly, will be served from 5 to 7 p.m. The dinners will include dessert and tickets are $5 each. “This is a good opportunity for fellowship and to support the volunteers that devote many hours for training in order to better provide assistance to our community,” according to a news release.

Sheriff warns of scam

July 6, 2010 ASH FLAT — Local sheriff’s offices are warning of a phone scam perpetuated by inmates of various correctional facilities throughout the country, Sharp County Sheriff Dale Weaver posted this morning on his department’s website.“Recently, the Sharp County Sheriff’s Department has had a rash of complaints stemming from collect phone calls. ... Victims are called from a correctional facility and asked if they will accept a collect call. If the victim accepts, they may find substantial charges on their phone bill,” Weaver said.

Civil War groups to meet

July 6, 2010 The Batesville Civil War Round Table will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday at First Community Bank’s George Rider Room. The meeting is open to guests.Brian Whitson will present a program entitled “Jacksonport Guards & Surrender at Jacksonport, June 5, 1865.”

Three arrested for break-ins

July 6, 2010 WALNUT RIDGE — Three people were arrested Friday in Lawrence County as the result of a rash of automobile break-ins, Sheriff’s Capt. Jody Dotson said.Arrested for theft of property, breaking and entering, criminal mischief and criminal trespassing were Justin Byrd, 22, Joshua Morris, 22, and Aaron Benson, 21, all of Minturn.“The arrests came after a Minturn resident reported that her car had been broken into and several items were missing earlier that morning,” Dotson said. “Access was gained by breaking out a window on the vehicle.