Lyon theater department to present parody

October 20, 2009 Lyon College’s Harlequin Theatre is gearing up for its fall performance, “Alice Threw the Looking Glass” by John Walch.In this parody of Strunk & White’s grammar manual, “The Elements of Style,” a college freshman named Alice who is in danger of failing her English course takes a journey through a wonderland of writing, meeting and learning from personifications of its various aspects. After conquering such villains as run-on sentences armed with pistols, can she finally learn how to write a good paper?

Museum event will celebrate fall harvest traditions

October 20, 2009 The Old Independence Regional Museum will host Fall Family Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. This event is free and open to the public. It will feature events, demonstrations and hands-on activities for the entire family, celebrating the fall harvest season. The museum board will make a special announcement at the event. At 10:30 the Indian Inter-Tribal Association of Arkansas will be conducting a demonstration of several styles of dance in full regalia.

Kid clothes added to salon selection

October 20, 2009 Jennifer Gillihan, owner of Diamond Design hair salon, has announced the opening of Wiggle Worms Children’s Clothing and Accessories.Located on the second floor of the salon, Wiggle Worms offers new, and gently worn designer clothing for children ages newborn through 5T — everything from delivery blankets to warm soft jammies for crawlers and complete designer looks for pre-schoolers, Gillihan said.In addition to the quality clothing, Wiggle Worms carries a wide variety of bags and other accessories at affordable prices that busy moms can appreciate, she added.

Laura Wood Brissey joins law firm of Belew & Bell

October 20, 2009 The law firm of Belew & Bell in Batesville has announced that Laura Wood Brissey joined the firm. While Brissey will continue in her capacity as chief counsel to First Community Bank, this move will allow her to broaden the scope of her law practice and represent additional clients.

Full line archery shop opens

October 20, 2009 Since the opening of a full line archery shop a couple weeks ago, things have really been hopping at Payne’s Supply at 160 E. Boswell St. in Batesville.“We offer a full line of archery equipment,” said David Payne, who owns and operates Payne’s Supply with his wife, Patricia, and son, Stephan.“We sell both new and used bows and will trade for nearly anything,” Payne said. “We can do a complete setup on a new purchase or retune a bow that has been sitting in the closet since last season.”

Park service accepts Clinton’s first home

October 20, 2009 HOPE — The Bill Clinton First Home Museum will soon be a part of the National Park system, a designation that will give the modest structure on a busy street more visibility as a tourist destination.The two-story, wood frame house on Hervey Street in Hope, was where Clinton lived from his birth in 1946 at Julia Chester Hospital until age 4. The home was occupied until it was acquired by the Clinton Birthplace Foundation during Clinton’s presidency.

4-H awards presented

October 20, 2009 Independence County 4-H’ers held their 2009 4-H Awards & Recognition Banquet Oct. 1 at the Batesville High School Cafeteria with 185 in attendance. Four-H’ers, leaders and clubs received awards for work during the past year. Four-H’ers also presented awards to people and organizations in the community who have supported them.The 4-H Teen Leader officers conducted the program. Cecile Harris, Teen Leader president, gave the welcome; Cheyenne Reed led the pledge of allegiance; Brianne Reed led the 4-H pledge and Teryn Cesarski entertained with a vocal solo.

Ozarka to host festival

October 20, 2009 Melbourne — Ozarka College will host its third annual Fall Family Fun Festival in Melbourne from 4 to 6 p.m. Friday, October 23 behind the Fred Blankenship Allied Health Building. Many departments, programs, student and community organizations will be involved in the event, which is free and open to the public. There will be contests, fun, food and games for children of all ages.

ICARE to serve chili

October 20, 2009 BROCKWELL — The Izard County Animal Rescue Effort will hold a Halloween Chili Supper fall fundraiser from 5-8 p.m. Saturday at the Senior Center in Brockwell. Chili with all the trimmings, homemade desserts and beverages will be served, with live music from Dead Wood Groove and an auction. Tickets are $5 (children 6 and under eat free). Costumes are optional, but a prize will be awarded for the best one. Tickets are available at Cooper Realty, the Hairy Cactus and the Izard County Courthouse (Clerk’s Office) in Melbourne.

Church sets chili supper

October 20, 2009 PLEASANT PLAINS — Union Grove Missionary Baptist Church will have a chili supper at 6 p.m. Saturday. There will be “popcorn” preaching and singing.The event is open to the public. All donations will go to the building fund. For more information, call Daryl Sellers, pastor, at (870) 834-9294.