Antique show planned

March 18, 2010 LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Antique Dealer Association Show and Sale will be March 19-21 at the Clear Channel Metroplex off I-430 at Colonel Glenn Road in Little Rock. Exhibitors from more than 12 states will man 50 booths featuring an extravagant display of furniture, antique and estate jewelry, antique glass, linens, oriental rugs, postcards, and primitives. Admission is $5 per day or $5 for a weekend pass. For more information call (501) 529-5907 or visit

Baskets to be made

March 18, 2010 Mammoth Spring — On Saturday Mammoth Spring State Park will present a Beautiful Baskets program where patrons can weave their own egg basket to take home. Space is limited and reservations should be made. Admission is $25. Find more information at or call (870) 625-7364.

Jacksonport State Park schedules activities

March 18, 2010 JACKSONPORT — Jacksonport State Park will host several activities for spring break next week. For more information, call (870) 523-2143 or e-mail will be at the courthouse unless otherwise state and include:• March 20 — 2:30 p.m., picnic area, Bird Magnets. The White River is a unique place to view a variety of birds such as red-winged blackbirds, northern cardinals and killdeer. At the end of the program, participants will make a bird magnet to take home.

Former Wildcats to have reunion

March 18, 2010 SULPHUR ROCK — Sulphur Rock High School was annexed to the Batesville School District five years ago, but the former Wildcats will continue to stage reunions, according to alumni association chairman Craig Ogilvie.“Rumors got out that since Sulphur Rock High was no more, the reunions would stop,” Ogilvie said. “We hope to continue until there are no more ‘Wildcats’ left.” The reunions, every five years, are held in conjunction with the town’s annual Trolley Car Days Festival, which is always the Saturday prior to Memorial Day. This year the date falls on May 29.

Benefit walk scheduled

March 18, 2010 CAVE CITY — Clubs, organizations, businesses and churches are being asked to form groups, collect donations and participate in Walk for a Reason, a benefit 5-kilometer walk, said organizer Linda Gilley, a teacher at Cave City Elementary School.“If you’re unable to finish the 5K walk, it is fine,” she said.The walk will begin at 9 a.m. April 24. It begins and ends at the Cave City Elementary gym.All proceeds go to the Alex Cossey family to help defray medical expenses.

Special meeting is Tuesday

March 18, 2010 SOUTHSIDE — The Southside Water Authority will have a special meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday to discuss the ongoing lawsuit with Parker Brothers, according to manager John Richardson.

Emergency crews locate man in grain bin

March 18, 2010 POCAHONTAS (AP) — Authorities say emergency crews have located the body of a man who was trapped inside a grain bin near Pocahontas.Pocahontas Police Chief Scott Baltz said late Wednesday the body was discovered inside the bin between 8 and 9 p.m. Baltz said about 450 bushels of corn were removed from one of the structures.Special equipment was brought in from Corning to help remove the corn from inside the bin, according to KAIT Channel 8. Police have not released the man’s identity, but Region 8 News said the man was an employee of Precision Ag Services.

Salado road to be closed

March 18, 2010 The Independence County Judges’s Office has announced the temporary closing Saturday of a small, un-named road next to Gospel Fellowship Church at 1060 Newport Road.The cut-through road between Newport Road and Rock Bridge Road will be closed during an event hosted by the church from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. The road closing will be for the one day event only.

Thomas announces

March 18, 2010 MOUNTAIN VIEW — Lee Ann Ginn Thomas of Mountain View has announced she will seek election as Stone County tax assessor in the May Democratic primary.Thomas is a lifelong resident of Stone County, other than a brief time in her childhood when she lived in Osceola.