Territorial Days event planned

May 10, 2010 JACKSONPORT — Jacksonport State Park will host “Territorial Days on the White River” this weekend. The park and the Early Arkansaw Re-enactors Association will present an early history reenactment of keelers, hunters, and traders from the frontier days of Arkansas from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the park pavilion on Saturday and from 9 a.m. to noon Sunday.

Cemetery seeks volunteers

May 10, 2010 SANDTOWN — Work day at Lee’s Chapel Cemetery at Sandtown will be at 8 a.m. Saturday. Those attending are asked to bring tools. Anyone who has flowers or other items on the graves that they wish to keep are asked to remove them until after the work day.

Event to honor Merle Travis

May 10, 2010 Mountain View — Ozark Folk Center State Park will host the Thumb Picking Weekend Friday and Saturday. Guest performers Eddie Adcock, Moon Mullins and Ben Hall will pay tribute to Merle Travis, guitarist, songwriter, vocalist, guitar designer and author. He influenced several generations of performers, from Chet Atkins to Marty Stuart. He was a master at the “thumb-picking” style of guitar and recorded several classics, among them the Travis originals “Sixteen Tons,” “Dark as a Dungeon” and “Over by Number Nine” as well as introducing such standards as “Nine Pound Hammer.”

Smith, Crawford to debate

May 10, 2010 Princella Smith of Wynne and Rick Crawford of Jonesboro, candidates for U.S. representative in the First Congressional District Republican Primary, will debate at noon Thursday at Western Sizzlin Restaurant. The debate is sponsored by the Independence County Republican Women’s Club. A Dutch-treat luncheon will be available at 11 a.m. and after the program. The event is open to the public.

Mayor plans to resign

May 10, 2010 CONCORD — The Concord City Council will meet at 7 tonight in the community center to consider a letter of resignation from Mayor Jim Thomas, said Recorder-treasurer Jayne Pettit. Thomas informed the council last month that he plans to resign. The aldermen will also review current bills, hear monthly departmental reports and continue to discuss plans for the Fourth of July Weekend Concord Funfest. The Funfest falls on July 3 this year.

Aldermen to hear reports

May 10, 2010 PLEASANT PLAINS — The Pleasant Plains City Council will meet at 7 tonight in the city hall to hear monthly departmental reports, Mayor Rick Siler said. A review of current bills completes the agenda.

Cleanup set at Sulphur Rock

May 10, 2010 SULPHUR ROCK — A city-wide cleanup day is set for Saturday in Sulphur Rock, Mayor Kendall Batson said. “It will be curbside pickup,” he said. “Anybody that has anything to be picked up, just put it out by the street curb.” Residents are encouraged to put out old appliances and air conditioners, old furniture and other such items to be hauled away. However, no tires, lumber or leftover building materials will be picked up.

Account established

May 10, 2010 An account has been established at First Community Bank for 4-week-old Olivia Grace Le, daughter of T and Mandy Le. Le was born with two major heart defects and is currently recovering at Arkansas Children’s Hospital at Little Rock. Donations can be made at any branch under the name Olivia Grace Le.

Cousin reunion scheduled

May 10, 2010 The Huskey, Hibarger, Croom and Sharp cousin reunion will be held beginning at 11 a.m. on Saturday at Western Sizzlin’ in Batesville. All relatives, friends and extended family are welcome to attend.

Hillcrest slates ‘Concert Extravaganza’

May 10, 2010 STRAWBERRY — The Hillcrest Music Club will host a “Concert Extravaganza” featuring the bands Ends Well & Konstant Haze at 6 p.m. on Thursday in the Strawberry gymnasium. Admission is a $3 donation for the bands and concessions will be available. The event is open to the public.