Lyon spring production scheduled for March 26-28

March 15, 2010 The Lyon College Harlequin Theatre’s spring production of “Macbeth” is scheduled for March 26-28 in Holloway Theatre on the Lyon College campus.Performances will be at 8 p.m. March 26-27 and at 2 p.m. March 28.Director Dr. Michael Counts said this production will be a little different than traditional versions of “Macbeth.”

Lyon to host Bach bash

March 15, 2010 The Lyon College Music Department will host Bach Birthday Bash, a concert of works by J.S. Bach, in honor of the composer’s 325th birthday. The concert is scheduled for 4 p.m. Sunday at Christian Science Society in Batesville (College and 18th streets).

Bank to hold rose sale

March 15, 2010 The Citizens Bank Relay for Life team will host the second annual rose sale in the parking lot of the Main Branch from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. There will be a large variety of roses available including hybrid teas, climbing roses and knock-outs.All roses are potted in 2-gallon containers and will be sold for $9 each for all roses except the knock-outs, which will be $15 each. The Foothills Plant Society will also be there selling other plants and flowers.

Prayer shawl group to meet

March 15, 2010 BETHESDA — The prayer shawl knitting/crotcheting group meets at 6 p.m. every Thursday at Bethesda Campground Methodist Church. Refreshments are served, and all are welcome, according to Joyce Williams. For more information, call Williams at (870) 799-3743.

Charlotte EHC

March 15, 2010 Charlotte — The Charlotte Extension Homemakers Club met Wednesday at Ann Mobley’s home, with all members present.The meeting started with the program of berries, specifically the best ones for good health.Members also talked about the project for the nursing home on March 29, and decided to take gourds shaped like eggs to be painted for Easter. Everyone picked fresh spinach and garlic from the garden before going home. The next meeting will be April 14 at Pat Mason’s home.

Family rescues friendship quilt

March 15, 2010 CONWAY (AP) — A fabric and thread garage sale find has turned into a precious gift for a family living in the Saltillo community.Last summer, Kim Shock and her mother Debbie Kelley were poking around at a garage sale in Vilonia when Shock noticed an old red and white quilt laying in a carport with the name Lessie Martin written on one of its squares. She recognized it as the name of her great-great aunt.“I knew I had heard that name,” Shock said. “I also knew she had died when I was 10 or 11.”

Church to offer free screenings

March 15, 2010 North Heights Church of Christ will host a free faith-based community wellness event beginning at 7 a.m. March 27. Tests will include those for cholesterol, blood sugar, blood pressure and heart rate. Height, weight, body mass index and body fat percentages will be measured. Pharmacist and health educators will be available for consultation about heart disease, hypertension, diabetes, cancer and depression screenings, smoking cessation, etc.For information about medications, how to take them, side effects, etc., patrons are asked to bring their medicine bottles.

Candidate event scheduled

March 15, 2010 The Ruth Chapter No 91 Order of the Eastern Star is hosting a candidates-meet-and-greet, spaghetti lunch and pie/cake auction at noon Saturday, according to Mayfan Thomas. The event will be in the hall at Mount Zion Masonic Lodge No. 10 located on Highway 167 South across from the Batesville Regional Airport.

Bethesda Fire Department to host Mad Hatters Ball

March 15, 2010 BETHESDA — The Bethesda Area Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary will host a Spring Fling Mad Hatters Ball on Saturday. This will be a part of the department’s annual dinner and business meeting.The dinner will start at 6 p.m. and will consist of baked ham, cheesy potatoes, pinto beans, cornbread, slaw and dessert. The costs are $6 for adults and children age 12 and older; $3 for children 3-11. There will be no charge for children under age 3.

Newark intersection is site of two-vehicle crash

March 15, 2010 Rumble strips, flashing lights and other warnings of an upcoming dangerous intersection were not enough to prevent a two-vehicle accident near Newark Friday afternoon that sent three people to the hospital.Around 3:45 p.m. truck driver Christopher P. Tamporello, 36, of Del Norte, Colo. was traveling northbound on Highway 69 when 21-year-old Savanna S. Brady of Oil Trough ran a stop sign at the intersection of Highways 29 and 122, and drove into the path of Tamporello’s 1996 Peterbilt, according to Arkansas State Police Trooper David Jones.