CHEROKEE VILLAGE — The Agua Viva Mission Team of First Baptist Church of Cherokee Village will hold a benefit auction and yard sale at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Cherokee Frame Factory in Ash Flat.
The proceeds will help fund the Christmas mission trip to Agua Viva Children’s home in Guatemala. Christmas presents (clothes, pajamas, shoes) will be purchased for the children there and the ministry team will help staff the home while other missionaries come back to visit their families in the United States for Christmas, according to Regenia Conway.
ZION — Caney Springs Church near Zion will host its annual Old Time Revival Thursday through Saturday.
This Cumberland Presbyterian church was built in 1889 and restored in the 1980s. Each night beginning at 7 gospel music and inspired preaching brings back the spirit of those who worshipped here long ago, according to a news release. Kerosene lanterns light the sanctuary.
A traditional covered dish supper outdoors, also known as “dinner on the ground,” will be held at 5:30 p.m. Saturday.
HORSESHOE BEND — The Strawberry River National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution will meet at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Melbourne City Hall.
The program will be on “American Samplers Through the Years,” presented by Nancy Thurston, chapter regent.
Invitations have been sent to community leaders and other dignitaries for the 30th anniversary celebration of the founding of the Strawberry River Chapter NSDAR. The celebration will be held from 2-4 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church, Horseshoe Bend and is open to the public.
CAVE CITY — The descendants of Samuel T. “Sam” Phillips will hold a family reunion from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday at the First Assembly of God Church, 20th and Lyon streets in Batesville.
A potluck lunch will be served. Plates, cups, napkins and silverware will be provided. All friends and relatives are invited to attend.
The grandchildren of John and Dan White are planning a reunion at 10 a.m. Saturday at pavilion two at Riverside Park in Batesville.
A potluck will be served at noon. The event is open to all family and friends.
For more information call (870) 698-0335 or Truie Olinger at (870) 251-7224.
Adam and Amanda Merritt of Pleasant Grove have announced the birth of a daughter at White River Medical Center on Sept. 21, 2009. The baby weighed 6 pounds, 12 ounces and has been named Alivia Michele Merritt.
Grandparents of the child are Marie Younger of Pleasant Grove, Terry Younger of Mountain View, Sue Merritt of Houston and John Merritt of Kerrville, Texas.
Great-grandparents are Sid and Sandy Younger of Marcella and Martha Merritt of Kerrville.
Jessie and Miranda McClatchy of Timbo have announced the birth of a son at White River Medical Center on Sept. 22, 2009. The baby weighed 6 pounds, 14.7 ounces and has been named Daniel John Adrien McClatchy.
Grandparents of the child are Cheryl Roper, John Roper and Christy Mann.
Great-grandparents are Diana Gallaway, Betty Holt and Earnastine McDaniel.
I had no idea camel’s fur could be so soft until Thursday.
Mention the word “camel” and thoughts of the Middle East, the hot desert, Arabian traders with silk outfits, tassels and velvet, along with gold “genie” lamps and frankincense all come to my mind.
I certainly don’t think of Arkansas or a petting zoo at the district fair in Jonesboro.
But there they were, along with a Zedonk (the half Zebra, half donkey), two water buffaloes, alpaca, llama, sheep and several baby goats.
The White River Valley Civitan Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Western Sizzlin in Batesville.
Civitan is a worldwide organization of community service clubs whose major emphasis is helping people with developmental disabilities.
The meeting is open to anyone interested in joining the club. For more information call Nancy Roberts at (870) 698-6317.
CONCORD — The Concord School Board will meet at 7 tonight in the high school media center to consider a proposed 2009-10 budget and a proposed 2009-10 special education budget, according to the agenda for the meeting.
The directors will also set the date for its annual report to the public and will consider moving senior graduation to the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville campus.
Bids for tile in the Family, Career and Community kitchen will be opened.