JPs to hear about insurance

September 14, 2009 ASH FLAT — The Sharp County Quorum Court will meet at 7 tonight in the county courthouse in Ash Flat to hear from insurance committee chairman Mark Johnson about employee insurance and from Bob Murphy concerning soil conservation, according to an agenda for the meeting.A proposed amendment for a budget ordinance is also on the agenda.

Flu shot clinic tops agenda

September 14, 2009 PLEASANT PLAINS — An upcoming flu shot clinic in Pleasant Plains will be discussed when the city council meets at 7 tonight in the city hall, Mayor Rick Siler said.Current bills and monthly reports will also be reviewed.

Paul Vitale encourages students at Ozarka

September 14, 2009 Melbourne — Nationally renowned professional speaker and author Paul Vitale inspired and challenged both traditional and non-traditional students during the Aug. 28 Student Conference at Ozarka College, according to a news release. Presenting “It’s Your Life, Dominate It!” to individuals gathered at the John E. Miller building, Vitale challenged those in attendance to maximize their potential to the fullest through instilling five fundamental practices.

NCADF pageant open

September 14, 2009 SALEM — The Miss North Central Arkansas District Fair Queen Pageant will be Oct. 3 in the Miller Auditorium on the campus of Ozarka College in Melbourne. The contest will consist of three competitions: Private Interview, Sportswear and Evening Gown. The event is open to girls ages 16-21 from Cleburne, Fulton, Izard, Sharp, Stone and Van Buren counties. Contestants must be single and never have been married or have children.

Breakfast, bake sale slated

September 14, 2009 CHEROKEE VILLAGE — The Ladies of the Highland Elks will host an all-you-can-eat breakfast bonanza and bake sale from 7 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the lodge at 15 Elks Lane in Cherokee Village.The meal will include pancakes, sausage, biscuits, gravy, breakfast casseroles and beverages. Tickets are $6 if purchased ahead or $6.50 at the door.

AHPP, Radio Disney seek essays

September 14, 2009 LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Historic Preservation Program and Radio Disney are inviting Arkansas students to enter the annual “Historic Moment in Arkansas” essay invitational, AHPP Director Frances McSwain said.Students in two age brackets — fourth and fifth grades and sixth and seventh grades — are invited to submit 500-word essays on any historic Arkansas property that is 50 years old or older. Essays should include information on the property’s history, when and why it was built, and its current function. Students should cite at least one reference source.

Retired teachers to meet

September 14, 2009 MELBOURNE — The Izard County Retired Teachers and School Employees Association will meet at Ozarka College at 11:30 a.m. Sept. 21 for a Dutch treat lunch. Members are encouraged to continue to bring items for Safe Passage, one of their community projects. At noon, Mary Alice Hughes will be here to discuss the issues concerning changes in insurance and will answer questions.Those who plan to join the group for lunch are asked to call Debbie Moody at (870) 322-8438 or Anna Floyd at (870) 368-5012 by Friday for a lunch count.

Support group to meet

September 14, 2009 Batesville First Assembly of God will host a bereavement support group for all individuals who have lost a loved one. The support group is non-denominational and will take place in the Family Connections Room at Batesville First Assembly, located at the corner of 20th and Lyon streets, on Sunday nights, starting at 6 p.m. Sept. 20.The group will meet for five weeks. There is no charg to attend but those interested are asked to call (870) 793-5489 to register.

Charlotte EHC

September 14, 2009 CHARLOTTE — The Charlotte Extension Homemakers Club met Sept. 9 at the home of O.V. Henley.The meeting open with the history of the 23rd Psalms and a story why the lady was buried with a fork in her hand. (The lady was buried with a fork in her hand because when she was a child her mother always said after dinner to hold on to your fork, the best is yet to come, and she still believed that the best was yet to come.)

Bikers gear up to save babies

September 14, 2009 March of Dimes will be hosting the 15th Annual “Bikers for Babies” Saturday.Everyone who rides a motorcycle is invited to participate. Sponsor forms can be picked up at Showroom Motors at 612 St. Louis St. Register online at preregistration pizza party will be held from noon to 6 p.m. Friday at Showroom Motors to help those participating avoid the long lines Saturday morning, a news release states. Day-of registration will be from 6 to 7 a.m. Saturday at Showroom Motors.