‘Downstream People’ to be discussed

April 6, 2010 JONESBORO — “Archeo-logy of the Downstream People” will be presented by Dr. John House, station archaeologist at the University of Arkansas-Pine Bluff, at 7 p.m. April 22 in a Central Mississippi Valley Archaeological Society meeting in Arkansas State Museum Room 182, said ASU station archaeologist Dr. Juliet Morrow.

Library group to hear from local artist

April 6, 2010 HARDY — Local artist James A. Tompkins of Ash Flat will be the guest speaker at Monday’s Friends of the Sharp County Library spring meeting at 2 p.m. in the Hardy Library, said officer Ina Gill. The event is open to the public.“Mr. Tompkins will be bringing a limited exhibition of his work,” Gill said.The artist’s studio is in the Saddle community west of Ash Flat on land where his mother was born. However, Gill said, his father was in the military and the family moved often while Tompkins was growing up.

Seattle policeman testifies about cop killer’s death

April 6, 2010 SEATTLE — A Seattle policeman testified Monday that in scant seconds and at barely more than arm’s length, he recognized the ex-Arkansas inmate who had killed four police officers and sworn to do the same to anyone who tried to arrest him.

Pulaski Tech may take over aerospace center in LR

April 6, 2010 LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The Arkansas Aviation Historical Society is considering turning over the Aerospace Education Center in Little Rock to Pulaski Technical College.The aerospace center near the Little Rock airport includes an aviation museum, a theater and a digital planetarium. It also includes Pulaski Tech’s Business and Industry Center that works with area companies to provide training for employees.

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.