Stone County Resource Council gives fourth endowment

September 29, 2009 Mountain View — Ozarka College has received a fourth gift from the Stone County Community Resource Council (SCCRC) in Mountain View. The council now has endowments to assist students in the Stone County area.SCCRC President Jim Qualls presented the fourth $10,000 gift to Ozarka President Dr. Richard Dawe at the SCCRC office in Mountain View last week. Ozarka Trustee, Foundation and SCCRC board members were also present.

Nut, candy sale under way

September 29, 2009 Girls Scouts in Independence County are taking orders for nuts and candies through Oct. 11.Prices are between $5 and $8 per can. The treats will be delivered between Oct. 28 and Nov. 15.For more information call Kim Umphress at (870) 793-0501 or contact any Girl Scout.

Reunion to be Saturday

September 29, 2009 POUGHKEEPSIE — The Carver and Spurlock reunion will be Saturday at the Poughkeepsie Fire Station.A potluck dinner will be served at noon. All friends and family are invited. For more information or directions, call Linda Spurlock at (870) 266-3099.

Church sets gospel meeting

September 29, 2009 CHARLOTTE — Charlotte Church of Christ will have a gospel meeting Friday through Sunday. Guest speaker will be Dr. Jimmy Allen of Searcy.Meeting times are 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 10 a.m., 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Sunday. A potluck will be served at noon.The church is located at Highway 25 and Old Camp Road in Charlotte.

Albert Sidney Johnston, UDC

September 29, 2009 The Albert Sidney Johnston Chapter #135, United Daughters of the Confederacy, held its August meeting at the Batesville Country Club.President Mary Cooper Miller welcomed members for the Dutch treat luncheon and led the Ritual and Pledges. Chaplain Madge Stephens of Melbourne gave the invocation for the meal.Secretary Judy Baker read the minutes of the previous meeting, which were approved. There was no treasurer’s report due to the absence of the treasurer.

Mailboxes damaged

September 29, 2009 Melbourne — The Izard County Sheriff’s Department is offering a $500 reward leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the recent vandalism of mailboxes. During the past couple of weeks several boxes in the Pineville and Dolph areas have crushed, knocked down and some taken, according to Sheriff Tate Lawrence. Should anyone have information they are encouraged to report to the department at (870) 368-4203. The information provided will remain confidential.

Southside OKs bus purchase

September 29, 2009 SOUTHSIDE — The Southside School Board welcomed one new face Friday during a special meeting in which new member Vonda Crowl was elected secretary of the board.In a reorganization of its officers for the 2009-10 year, the board also elected member Fred Denison to be president and Janice Fuller as vice president. In other business, the board approved the purchase of a 69-passenger school bus with lift and air conditioning for $86,495 from Central States Bus Sales in North Little Rock.  The bus was purchased with federal stimulus funds.

Guard collecting food, other items for John 3:16, Luke 4:18

September 29, 2009 It’s a time for giving and receiving at the Batesville Daily Guard.As a way of giving back to the community, the Guard is asking for donations to help John 3:16 Ministries in Charlotte and Luke 4:18 Lives, located on Swaim Hill Road near Southside. During the months of October and November, those who bring in five or more nonperishable food items, cleaning supplies or paper supplies will receive $5 off a three-month or more subscription of the Guard. The offer is valid for both new and renewal subscriptions. This special offer ends Nov. 30.

Council has light agenda

September 29, 2009 The Batesville City Council will meet at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at city hall. Jonathan Freiert will address the council regarding damage to a water heater. The council will also consider a request for a water meter outside city limits and a resolution to apply for a grant to assist in the dispatch facility renovation. The agenda also includes a report from Public Works Engineer Damon Johnson and comments from Mayor Rick Elumbaugh. All meetings are open to the public, and any citizen may address the council with comments or concerns.

Humane society to host ‘Bark in the Park’ fundraiser

September 29, 2009 The Humane Society of Independence County will have its first “Bark in the Park” Doggie Extravaganza from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday on the campus of Lyon College.The fundraiser will begin with the “Dog Lovers Walk/Run,” which is about a mile, at 10 a.m. There is a $10 entry fee. T-shirts and prizes will be awarded. A shelter dog may be borrowed for the event.Blessing of the pets by the Rev. David Steele will follow at 11.