Budget to be discussed

November 11, 2010 OIL TROUGH — The Oil Trough City Council will meet at 7 tonight in the city hall to discuss preliminary 2011 budget figures and hear monthly departmental reports, Recorder-treasurer Amy Goyne said.The second reading of a water and sewer rate ordinance will also be read. The ordinance, if approved after three consecutive readings (one reading per month during a three-month period), will increase the flat rate for water by $1 per customer and the flat rate for sewer service by $1 per month.

Bedbugs to be discussed

November 11, 2010 The Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce will hold a free communitywide breakfast and seminar from 9-10 a.m. Friday at First Community Bank in the George Rider Community room. Waymon Long, owner of Eagle Pest Management, will present the program “Don’t Let the Bed Bugs Bite!” about information on how to protect and detect the presence of bedbugs.

Meeting date changes

November 11, 2010 The Independence County Facilities Board meeting originally set for Tuesday has been rescheduled, according to Independence County Judge Bill Hicks.The meeting is now set for 11:30 a.m. Nov. 19 at 25 Gap Road in Batesville.The agenda will cover approval of final documents for White River Health System revenue bonds.

Courtroom packed for quorum court meeting

November 11, 2010 MELBOURNE — An update on EMS, an ordinance aimed at county officials, concerns with the library board, the ongoing topic of hazard mitigation, and Independence County joining the district fair were some of the topics covered when the Izard County Quorum Court met Tuesday night.Izard County Emergency Medical Services board secretary Wayne Lee briefed the court on the status of the EMS, saying some changes had taken place in the past few weeks. He said the original company had sold to another and that the county would have coverage until the end of the year.

‘Bravest of the brave’ Memorial recognizes soldiers

November 11, 2010 ASH FLAT — No one keeps track, since no registration book is there to sign, but the $320,000 American Veterans Memorial at Ash Flat draws numerous visitors every day, four veterans at the site agreed Wednesday.“Every time I’m out here, there’s someone here,” said Nelson Gatewood, a World War II veteran from Highland who is actively involved in several veterans organizations including the Highland Veterans of Foreign Wars.

ASU Fowler Center to offer ‘Forever Plaid’

November 11, 2010 JONESBORO — Arkansas State University’s Fowler Center announces its next performance. All seating is reserved, and tickets may be purchased at the ASU Central Box Office in the Convocation Center, 217 Olympic Drive, Jonesboro, or by calling (870) 972-ASU1 or by calling toll-free at 1-888-ASU-FANS. Tickets are also available online from the ASU Central Box Office (http://www2.astate.edu/tickets/) and from Fowler Center (www.yourfowlercenter.com).

Event planned for singles

November 11, 2010 The Family Connections Ministry of Batesville First Assembly of God Church is hosting “Dinner and a Movie” at 6 p.m. Saturday for the non-married adults of the community. It will be held at 735 Woodmont Circle in Batesville.There is no charge, but those attending are asked to register so there will be enough food by calling (870) 793-0071.

Weight loss group to meet

November 11, 2010 The weight loss surgery support group will have its monthly meeting at 6:30 tonight in the White River Medical Center Women’s Center Conference Room B.Dr. John Lambert will be the speaker. This will be the last meeting of the year, said Stephanie Wade, registered nurse and bariatric coordinator with the White River Surgery Clinic. For more information, call (870) 793-4445.

Money management offered

November 11, 2010 The Family Connections Ministry of Batesville First Assembly of God Church is offering a money management class that will be held on Monday evenings, starting Jan. 17. The class will last 10 weeks.An informational meeting will be held to register for materials at 5:15 p.m. Sunday at the church in the Family Connections Room downstairs. The class is open to the public. Attendance of the informational meeting is encouraged even if one is not sure about committing to the 10-week class. For more information call (870) 793-5489 or 793-0071.