Short road trip leads to fun, good food, daydreams

March 19, 2010 A road trip with signs of yesteryear and a promise of a new dawn is what we encountered recently. My family and I took a quick, impromptu trip up through the Guion, Mountain View and Melbourne area. We usually make this trip in the fall to see all the colorsThe trip was modest in cost but overwhelming with wintertime views.Entering the Guion area with a damp, overcast sky, a light fog begin to show. A glimmer of sunrays reflecting against the light fog overlooking the sand mines along the White River made this view second only to it’s fall foliage counterpart.

More ideas listed for budget-friendly spring break fun

March 19, 2010 Editor’s note: This is the second part of a series from the Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism outlining ideas for spring break family fun, all in The Natural State.Need more ideas for spring break plans, yet worried about the expense of a family trip? Here are some more Natural State destinations and activities that offer budget friendly fun:Pine Bluff

Aerial view of old fairgrounds sought

March 19, 2010 HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — Dorene Rohrscheib Johnson of Huntsville, Ala., pictured about 1940 as a girl in the Rohrscheib family photo, wants to know if anyone in the Batesville area has a photo of the house where she and her siblings lived when they were children.

Cave City EHC

March 19, 2010 CAVE CITY — The Cave City Extension Homemakers Club met March 15 at the Cave City Community Center. Treasurer Rosanne Stitcher called the meeting to order and the group sang “Singing In The Rain.” “Words To Live By” were read by Karen Matteson. Roll call was “My favorite housecleaning hint.” Four members were present. The minutes and treasurer’s reports were presented and approved. Plans were made for the upcoming Spring Council and our educational booth for the Sharp County Fair.

Bethesda EHC

March 19, 2010 BETHESDA — The beginning of a new year has found members of the Bethesda Extension Homemaker Club busy making new commitments and plans in the areas of consumer education, leadership and service to their community and county. As the snows of winter slowly melted, club members were busy helping provide for a community member whose home was destroyed by fire and making plans to participate in the county-wide yard sale. Proceeds earned at the sale will make it possible to help others in the community who face misfortune or need.

Board to be in session

March 19, 2010 MELBOURNE — The board of commissioners of White River Regional Housing Authority will be in regular session at 6 p.m. Thursday in the conference room of the WRRHA headquarters office, located at 999 E. Main St. in Melbourne.

Online genealogy research to be discussed

March 19, 2010 Hot Springs Village — In celebration of Hot Springs Village’s 40th anniversary, the Village Genealogical Society and Akansa Chapter National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution will sponsor a genealogy workshop from 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. April 17 at Coronado Center. Tami Glatz will discuss “Genealogical Research on the Internet” featuring. Glatz is a lecturer and researcher, specializing in the use of computers and the internet for genealogical research. Topics will include:• Where are MY Family’s Stories Online?

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 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.