Ozarka community participates in second cultural exchange

April 26, 2010 MOUNTAIN VIEW — Ozarka College Cultural Anthropology students in Mountain View held a second online exchange with students from Gorno Altaysk State University in Siberia on April 6. The exchange was conducted via Skype and was entitled Working Together: Applied Anthropology and Applied Science: Anthropologists and Biologists Working to Benefit Communities. Cultural anthropology instructor John C. Van Orman invited biology instructor David Mitchell and his biology students to join in the conference since the focus of the discussion was measuring and managing water quality.

Freemans to perform

April 26, 2010 JUDSONIA — The Freemans will perform live in concert at 7 p.m. Thursday at Dripping Springs Assembly of God, 636 Dripping Springs Road, Judsonia, in the Bare Stone community. Admission is free but donations will be taken. For more information, call (501) 729-0474 or e-mail rowlandpromotions@centurylink.net.

Ice cream sales to support fallen firefighters

April 26, 2010 The fourth annual Baskin-Robbins “31 Cent Scoop Night” will be held nationwide Wednesday to help raise funds for the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation. As part of the event, the company will make a $100,000 donation to the foundation which honors fallen fire heroes and their families by developing programs of assistance. The Batesville store is located at TmarT 8 at 1509 S. St. Louis St. The special price will be in effect from 5-10 p.m. only.

Forestry council sets workshop, Arbor Day celebration

April 26, 2010 The Arkansas Urban Forestry Council (AUFC) is holding a workshop, “Urban Tree Care,” on Tuesday at the University of Arkansas Community College’s Independence Hall, 2005 White Drive. There will be a State Arbor Day Celebration after the workshop. Topics at the workshop will cover tree selection, common insects and diseases and pruning storm-damaged trees. The event is open to the public, and professionals involved in tree programs will receive continuing education credits.

Courthouse to close at noon

April 26, 2010 MELBOURNE — Izard County Courthouse will close at noon Friday in order for vendors to set up on the court square and for city workers to prepare for Pioneer Day, which is Saturday.

Tanker wreck affects traffic

April 26, 2010 MAMMOTH SPRING — Details remained sketchy at 9:45 this morning but Arkansas State Police public information officer Bill Sadler and Fulton County Sheriff Walter Dillinger both confirmed that an 18-wheeler hauling ethanol overturned on Highway 63 south of Mammoth Spring, severely affecting the flow of traffic. “Hazmat (hazardous material cleanup) teams are out there,” Dillinger said about 9 a.m. “Traffic control officers are out there. I don’t know what happened so I can’t tell you much.”

Superintendent may be named

April 26, 2010 The Batesville School Board will hold a special-called meeting at 5:30 tonight at the district administration building at 955 Water St. Board members will deliberate on superintendent candidates. An applicant may be chosen at this meeting.

Melbourne eyes CNA program

April 26, 2010 MELBOURNE — The Melbourne School Board will meet at 7 tonight in the district administration office at 303 School Drive. Items on the agenda include the addition of a certified nursing assistant program through Ozarka College, bus bids, elementary classroom additions and the hiring of a law and public safety officer. Meetings are open to the public.

Entergy sends workers to Miss.

April 26, 2010 LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Arkansas’ largest electrical utility, Entergy Arkansas Inc., says it has sent 75 company line workers and support personnel to Mississippi to help restore power disrupted by a major tornado. A news release from Entergy Arkansas said the workers left Sunday morning from service centers across the state to travel to Yazoo City, Miss., the area hardest hit by Saturday’s tornado. Saturday’s storms killed at least 10 people in Mississippi, four of them in the Yazoo City area about 45 miles north of Jackson.

Progress edition coming

April 26, 2010 The Batesville Daily Guard will again publish its Progress edition this summer. The edition is published every five years and offers updates made in the community, business and agriculture, public service and industry sectors — how they’ve grown, what’s new, what’s been updated, etc. To find out more information on how to list your business, industry, club or organization, call the Guard at (870) 793-2383 to have a form faxed to you, or pick up a form at our office at 258 W. Main St.