Quartet to perform

April 13, 2010 OXFORD — The all new Mark Trammell Quartet will be in concert at 7 p.m. Friday at Oxford Baptist Church, located on Highway 9, Oxford. Although the Mark Trammell Trio has been in the area in the past, the quartet is new and this is its first appearance in the area. After two years of soul searching and watching the craft of the traditional gospel quartet become scarce, Trammell decided to move from trio status to realizing his lifelong dream of having his own traditional style all male gospel quartet, according to a news release.

Prayer shawl group to meet

April 13, 2010 BETHESDA — The prayer shawl knitting/crotcheting group meets every Thursday at 6 p.m. 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.

Delta Kappa Gamma, Xi Chapter

April 13, 2010 Members of Xi Chapter, Kappa State, Delta Kappa Gamma Society International, met for their March meeting at Western Sizzlin.Vice president Juanita Felts, in the absence of president Ruth Cook, opened the business meeting with a reading of the collect; Sharon Testi gave the response. A collection was taken for the World Fellowship Fund, and a donation was made to Special Olympics for the March project.

Habitat seeks donations

April 13, 2010 Habitat for Humanity of Independence County will host its third annual yard sale to raise money to build the second Independence County Habitat house. The sale will be from 8 a.m. to noon May 1 at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 424 E. Main St. in BatesvilleOrganizers are now seeking donations. Items may be dropped off at St. Paul’s from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 29 and 30 and may include furniture, tools, books, antiques, household items, linens, small appliances, musical instruments, dishes, outdoor furniture, home décor, crafts, cooking utensils, etc. No clothing will be accepted.

U.S. Pizza Pizza lovers head to Newport eatery

April 13, 2010 NEWPORT — Real pizza lovers always head for family-owned, local operations like U.S. Pizza in Newport. For nearly three decades, owners Jack and Virginia Austin have more than lived up to customer expectations by serving outstanding food in a comfortable environment. The pizzeria, located on Highway 367, now known as the Rock’n’Roll Highway, attracts a steady stream of customers seven days a week. The building may be modest and unassuming, but the pizza, sandwiches, salads and desserts are the equal of any in the region.

Progress edition coming

April 13, 2010 The Batesville Daily Guard will again publish its Progress edition this summer.The edition is published every five years and offers updates made in the community, business and agriculture, public service and industry sectors — how they’ve grown, what’s new, what’s been updated, etc.To find out more information on how to list your business, industry, club or organization, call the Guard at (870) 793-2383 to have a form faxed to you, or pick up a form at our office at 258 W. Main St.

Dinner set to help local church

April 13, 2010 Asbury United Methodist Church is having a fundraiser dinner from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday.Tickets are $5 and include homemade chili or “loaded” potatoes, drink and dessert. Dine-in and carry-out are available.Those attending are asked to use the side entrance, at 17th and Neeley streets, Batesville.“We’re trying to breathe new life into the church,” said Jerry Lumpkin, who has been pastor at Asbury for just over a year.

Community garden will open

April 13, 2010 The Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce will hold a ribbon cutting for the White River Community Garden opening event on at 1880 Myers St. (across from Row Lake) at 10 a.m. Saturday. Mayor Rick Elumbaugh will be present the welcome. The garden plots are open to the public to rent. An application for a plot may be sent to Sharon Clark at 219 McClendon St., Batesville, AR 72501.

Healthy Batesville plans community involvement meeting

April 13, 2010 The Healthy Batesville project will host a community meeting open to the public from 5:30-7 p.m. Thursday at city hall. Mayor Rick Elumbaugh will facilitate the meeting. Dr. Steve Alexander with Batesville Endoscopy Center will have information on colon cancer prevention.Master Gardener Chester Clark with White River Community Gardens will be presenting information on improvements made to our community garden, and recruiting volunteers by promoting community involvement.

Ozarka slates carnival

April 13, 2010 Melbourne — Ozarka College will host a Spring Carnival from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday in front of the John E. Miller Education Complex in Melbourne. The event is free to Ozarka College students, their families and the community.