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.

Salem to host yard sales

April 6, 2010 SALEM — The Fulton County Fair Association will sponsor the fifth annual Spring Fairgrounds Flea Market in conjunction with the Salem Chamber of Commerce Community Yard Sale on Saturday. Vendor space is available in the Hickinbotham-Miller Exhibit Building at the Fulton County Fairgrounds, just off of Highway 62, west in Salem. Outside spaces are also available.The flea market will feature a wide variety of merchandise including antique furniture, primitives, glassware, jewelry, candles, collectibles, crafts, wood working, home decor, jewelry, gift items and more.

Cemetery to hold work day

April 6, 2010 Egner Cemetery work day will be at 8 a.m. Saturday. Those attending are asked to bring tools.Anyone who has flowers or other items on the graves that they wish to keep are asked to remove them until after the work day.In case of rain, the work day will be April 17.

Music in the Mountains returns

April 6, 2010 HORSESHOE BEND — The monthly Music in the Mountains Show will return to the Horseshoe Bend Theatre a week earlier than scheduled this month. The show which features country, gospel, blues and oldies, will kick off at 6 p.m. Saturday. The house band Highway 289 will welcome David Sherrell as its special guest along with many other local and area entertainers. Concessions are available and admission is by donation.

Weight loss group to meet

April 6, 2010 The weight loss surgery support group will have its monthly meeting at 6:30 p.m. Thursday in the White River Medical Center Women’s Center Conference Room B.This will be an open discussion meeting, said Stephanie Wade, registered nurse and bariatric coordinator with the White River Surgery Clinic (formerly known as North Arkansas Center for Surgical Weight Control). For more information, call (870) 793-4445.

UAW to meet with insurance

April 6, 2010 POCAHONTAS — The United Auto Workers retirees will meet at 11:15 a.m. Thursday at the Apple Barrel Family Restaurant in Pocahontas, formerly Bonanza Restaurant.Barbara Larken of Blue Cross Blue Shield will be in attendance.

Ozarka: Self study on schedule

April 6, 2010 Melbourne — The employees of Ozarka College are continuing the self-study process for accreditation from the Higher Learning Commission (HLC).  Ozarka was last accredited in 2000 for a 10-year period.  The self-study process consists of evaluating the college against HLC’s Five Criteria of Accreditation followed by a visit from an HLC-appointed visiting team to validate the self-study. 

Polling site to be changed

April 6, 2010 The Independence County Election Commission will meet at 9 p.m. Wednesday at Election Central in the Independence County courthouse. The commission plans to:• approve the changing of Ruddell Ward 2 (Batesville Ward 2) polling site from First Baptist Church West Annex to First Methodist Church Multi Purpose room.• discuss the upcoming preferential primary and nonpartisan judicial general election.• discuss plans and deadlines.• appoint a sufficient number of election officials for each polling site and other duties.