Cemetery to host work day

April 12, 2010 ZION — Caney Springs Cemetery work day will begin at 8 a.m. Saturday. In case of rain, the work day will be April 24.The cemetery is located on the Zion Road, Highway 289.

Citywide yard sale planned

April 12, 2010 Horseshoe Bend — The Horseshoe Bend Area Chamber of Commerce will hold a citywide yard sale from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday.Maps and a list of sales will be available at the chamber office, located in the lower Diamond B Mall. They will be given out at 7:30 the morning of the sale.

Bethesda to host rally

April 12, 2010 BETHESDA — Bethesda Fire Department Auxiliary will sponsor a political rally, dinner, pie supper and baked goods auction at 6:30 p.m. Saturday at Callaway Fire Station 35, located on Earnheart Road.The dinner will include a barbecue sandwich, slaw, baked beans, chips, brownie and drink.The cost is $6 for adults, $3 for children 3 to 11 and free for children under 3.

Ozark Folk Center to have open house

April 12, 2010 Mountain View — The Ozark Folk Center Craft Village will have an open house Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The village will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. all three days and admission is free.“Park in the lower parking lot and start your tour with an old-time soda, iced cappuccino, fried peanuts, iced pickles or other treat at the General Store,” according to a news release. “Make sure to stop into Bubba’s Shop before you catch the shuttle to the top of the hill and take the ‘tourist test’ to prove just how local you are. ...

Board to meet tonight

April 12, 2010 SOUTHSIDE — The Southside School Board will meet at 6:30 tonight in the high school cafeteria annex. Items on the agenda include principals’ reports, contract extensions and the hiring of personnel. Meetings are open to the public.

Council to hear reports

April 12, 2010 PLEASANT PLAINS — The Pleasant Plains Town Council will meet at 7 tonight in the city hall to hear monthly departmental reports, Mayor Rick Siler said.A review of current bills completes the agenda.

JPs to name interim sheriff

April 12, 2010 On the agenda for tonight’s 6 p.m. Independence County Quorum Court meeting will be the declaration of vacancy of the county sheriff, as well as naming of a successor.The court will also discuss approval of legal expenses for the county hydro electric project lawsuit, as well as a request from District Judge Chaney Taylor for a budgeted position to be filled.The court meets in the juvenile courtroom on the second floor of the Jess B. Carpenter library building at Third and Main streets. All meetings are open to the public.

Woman accused of theft

April 12, 2010 WALNUT RIDGE — A Lawrence County woman was arrested Friday for allegedly taking money from a business over the past several weeks.“The Lawrence County Sheriff’s Department and the Arkansas State Police working together arrested Tamara Wright of Black Rock for theft of property,” sheriff’s Capt. Jody Dotson said.

Man charged with arson while in jail on bond

April 12, 2010 WALNUT RIDGE — A Walnut Ridge man already in jail on a $200,000 bond for allegedly manufacturing methamphetamine is now also charged with arson, Lawrence County sheriff’s Capt. Jody Dotson said Friday.The sheriff’s department, the Walnut Ridge Police Department and the Arkansas State Police worked together to investigate the arson and prepare an arrest warrant for 35-year-old James Jeffery Woodson, Dotson said.The arson charge stems from a Walnut Ridge residence being damaged as a result of a fire on March 8, Dotson said.

Board to meet tonight

April 12, 2010 The Batesville School Board will hold a special-called meeting at 6 tonight in the administration office at 955 Water St. The board will meet with executive firm McPherson and Jacobson to continue in its search for the next superintendent of the Batesville School District.