Bible study group to begin fall session

September 6, 2010 The Joy of Living, a non-denominational women’s Bible study, will start its fall session Sept. 14.The class will continue with The Amazing Collection, which takes the Bible book by book.The class meets from 10 to 11:30 a.m. each Tuesday at West Baptist Auditorium on North Central Avenue in Batesville.The class is open to all area women.For more information call (870) 307-1342 or (870) 698-0119.

Oil painting will be taught

September 6, 2010 HARDY — Area artists are invited to take the opportunity to study with award-winning Mississippi artist Jim Hardin. He will present an Oil Painting Workshop at the Spring River Art Gallery in Hardy from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 22. Hardin worked for 34 years as a creative artist for The Commercial Appeal in Memphis. He retired in 1997 from that and now enjoys a second career as an artist in the fine arts.

United Auto Workers to meet

September 6, 2010 POCAHONTAS — The United Auto Workers Retirees will meet at the Apple Barrel Family Restaurant in Pocahontas, formerly the Bonanza Restaurant, on Thursday. The meeting begins at 11:15 a.m.

WWII at the Lake slated

September 6, 2010 POWHATAN — Lake Charles State Park will present its third annual “WWII at the Lake” Saturday.The event features re-enactors portraying the roles of World War II service men and women as well as homefront displays and scrap drive programs. WWII vehicles will be on display and children can probe for mines on the beach. Authentic WWII lunches and snacks will be served, while live 1940s music will be performed.The schedule is as follows:9:30 a.m. — Living History camps open to the public.10 — WWII programming begins.

Hammer-wielding man wanted for truck damage

September 6, 2010 Deciding to settle a dispute with a hammer, a Batesville man is now facing felony charges, according to a court affidavit filed by Independence County Sheriff’s Detective Jeff Sims.In the affidavit Sims says that Deputy Gary Franks was dispatched to the Jimmy Rodgers residence on Lower Twin Fork Wednesday afternoon where 38-year-old Kevin S. Honeycutt was reportedly busting the windows of Rodgers’ Chevrolet Blazer with a hammer.

Volunteers helping track firefly numbers

September 6, 2010 INDIANAPOLIS — The yellow-green streaks of fireflies that bring a magical air to summer nights, inspire camp songs and often end up in jars in children’s bedrooms may be flickering out in the nation’s backyards as suburban sprawl encroaches on their habitats.

ICC schedules benefit tourney

September 6, 2010 BROCKWELL — Izard County Consolidated High School will host a co-ed rag ball tournament on Sept. 18, according to girls basketball and softball coach Matt Orf. Cost is $100 per team and the format of the tournament will depend on the number of teams. Money raised will help the senior high class have a good prom and class trip next spring, Orf said. For more information call Orf at (870) 258-7788 or (870) 373-1297.

Three arrested for drugs

September 6, 2010 ASH FLAT — Three people were arrested Thursday at 9 Bates Lane near Poughkeepsie after Arkansas state police and other officers fund a stolen laptop computer, a quantity of methamphetamine and marijuana, drug paraphernalia and firearms in the residence, Sharp County Sheriff Dale Weaver reported.The laptop computer had recently been reported stolen from a local business, Weaver said.Arrested were Don Mathias and Allison Mathias, both 51, and David Bates, 27, of Poughkeepsie.

Murder trial for father, son rescheduled

September 6, 2010 POCAHONTAS (AP) — A father and son who are charged with four counts of capital murder in the 1998 deaths of a Dalton family won’t be tried until next year.Randolph County prosecutors say the trial for Billy Green and his son, Charles Green, were scheduled to begin this month but have now been continued until Feb. 14.The Greens are accused of killing Carl and Lisa Elliot and their children, Gregory and Felicia, in late July 1998. Prosecutors argued in the original trials that a drug deal gone bad motivated the killings.

Patriotic dinner, program to be presented Sunday

September 6, 2010 HUTCHINSON MOUNTAIN — Hutchinson Mountain Church of Christ will host its annual patriotic dinner and program Sunday.The event will honor the country and the local men and women who serve for the public’s security and protection, including rescue workers, firefighters, law enforcement personnel and active and former military personnel. The program is in memory of those who lost their lives in the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.A hamburger and hot dog cookout will be provided at 6 p.m. at Hutchinson Mountain Community Center followed by the patriotic program.