Dutch oven cooking planned

March 19, 2010 POCAHONTAS — Davidsonville Historic State Park in Pocahontas hosts Chili and Cornbread: A Dutch Oven Lunch Workshop on March 27. Participants will learn how to make chili and cornbread, and learn how to care for the Dutch oven to make it last through the generations.Visit www.ArkansasStateParks.com or call the park at (870) 892-4708 for details.

Salem to hold sale

March 19, 2010 SALEM — Birdieboo Sales LLC will hold a four-day consignment sale at the Hickinbotham-Miller Building at the Fulton County Fairgrounds, located just off Highway 62 West, Salem.The Children’s Spring/Summer Consignment Sale allows people to consign children’s clothing, baby equipment and maternity clothing. Volunteers are needed for the sale and will earn a higher percent on consigned items and they will have the opportunity to shop before it opens to the public.

Family claims harrassment

March 19, 2010 A dog that likes to roam is apparently causing some trouble for an Independence County family.Kenneth Bolt, who lives on Kookaburra St., said his family has been harassed by another man since last December.Deputy Patrick Collins said he met with the Bolt family at the sheriff’s department, and they said a man living on Oak Grove Road has been coming to their house and calling their cell phone about his dog, which has been coming to the Bolt home.

State offering mobile payments

March 19, 2010 LITTLE ROCK (AP) — A new mobile version of Arkansas.gov. has been launched.Officials announced Thursday that Arkansas.gov Mobile will provide secure processing for government payments for smartphone users.Three high-volume services — Pulaski County property tax payments, inmate trust account deposits and probation and parole supervision and restitution payments — can be made through a mobile device. Smartphones that can access the mobile site include iPhone, Blackberry, Google Android, Windows Mobile and Palm.

State offering mobile payments

March 19, 2010 LITTLE ROCK (AP) — A new mobile version of Arkansas.gov. has been launched.Officials announced Thursday that Arkansas.gov Mobile will provide secure processing for government payments for smartphone users.Three high-volume services — Pulaski County property tax payments, inmate trust account deposits and probation and parole supervision and restitution payments — can be made through a mobile device. Smartphones that can access the mobile site include iPhone, Blackberry, Google Android, Windows Mobile and Palm.

Blood drive is Monday

March 19, 2010 SOUTHSIDE — Rolling Hills Nursing Center will host a blood drive from noon to 5 p.m. Monday at 1680 Batesville Blvd., south of Batesville.To make an appointment to give blood, visit www.RedCrossBlood.org and enter sponsor code RHNBV.

City to clean cemetery

March 19, 2010 The city of Batesville will have its annual cleanup of Oaklawn Cemetery all next week.Anyone having plants, ornaments or any other items on the grave sites are asked to remove them for this time period. The city is not responsible for items not removed. Items may be replaced after the cleanup.For more information call City Hall at (870) 698-2400.

Open house to be Saturday

March 19, 2010 Without Limits MMA will have an open house from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, according to Amanda Sellers, owner.The mixed martial arts business is located 464 State St. in Batesville.Refreshments will be served and free classes, shirts and other door prizes will be given. For more information, call (870) 613-1434.

John 3:16 adding indoor playground

March 19, 2010 CHARLOTTE — Thirty days sober, Heath Hutchinson saw something he never pictured — his two sons running up to him with big smiles holding Bibles. It seems like a small thing to some, but it was monumental to Hutchinson, who said before he came to John 3:16 Ministries he didn’t even know how to pray.Hutchinson has been at John 3:16 for about five months now and hopes to graduate sometime next month. “It’s changed my life and my family’s lives. This is the happiest I’ve seen my wife and my parents.”