Christ of Ozarks won’t be named to register

April 8, 2010 LITTLE ROCK (AP) — A review board has rejected the nomination of the Christ of the Ozarks statue to the National Register of Historic Places because it isn’t old enough.Properties normally have to be at least 50 years old to be listed on the National Register. The statue of Jesus near Eureka Springs is 44 years old.The State Review Board of the Arkansas Historic Preservation Program voted 6-5 Wednesday not to grant an exemption. Mark Christ, spokesman for the preservation program, says the 67-foot-tall statue should have no problem being nominated in 2015.

Mom in Facebook flap: Teenage son had been warned about postings

April 8, 2010 LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The mother of a 16-year-old boy said she was only being a good mom when she locked him out of his Facebook account after reading he had driven home at 95 mph one night because he was mad at a girl. His response: a harassment complaint at the local courthouse.“If I’m found guilty on this it is going to be open season” on parents, Denise New said Wednesday.

This goose may be cooked Lake safe again

April 8, 2010 HARRISON (AP) — Police say the nasty goose is gone and it is once again safe to visit Lake Harrison.Harrison police Capt. Paul Woodruff told the Harrison Daily Times that city workers went to the lake to capture the goose, which had been mounting air and ground attacks on park-goers. But people there told police two men had just grabbed the beast and left with it.Woodruff says he doesn’t know who the men were or what fate befell the goose.The goose would swoop down from the air or waddle up and bite. The reason is a mystery.

Ozarka library slates activities

April 8, 2010 Melbourne — The Paul Weaver Library at Ozarka College will celebrate National Library Week next week by hosting a variety of events and displays in the library and dining room of the Main Building in Melbourne.In keeping with the theme of this year’s National Library Week, “Communities Thrive @ Your Library,” the events and displays will feature organizations and individuals from the local community.First sponsored in 1958, National Library Week is a national observance sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries across the country each April.

EHC yard sale planned

April 8, 2010 UNION HILL — Union Hill-Thida Extension Homemakers Club will have a spring yard sale from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Union Hill-Thida Fire Department, located at 1825 Thida Road.The club needs donations of clothing, furniture, toys and other items for the sale. Items may be dropped off from 1 to 4 p.m. Friday at the fire station.For more information call Lana Hightower at (870) 264-9365, Judy Wood at 264-3295 or Ginger Carroll at 264-3739.

Donations, volunteers sought for sale

April 8, 2010 The Mabee-Simpson Library at Lyon College has requested donations of books and monetary donations as well as volunteers for the annual library book sale fundraiser set for April 23-25 during the Arkansas Scottish Festival.Books may be dropped off at the library from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday or from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday; First Presbyterian Church from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday; or at First Southern Bank from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.For more information call Dean Covington at (870) 307-7205.

Cemetery to host cleaning

April 8, 2010 CAVE CITY — Eutopia Cemetery cleanup will be at 8 a.m. Saturday.The cemetery is located west of Cave City on Mount Carmel Road. For more information call (870) 612-2216.

Melbourne sets reunion

April 8, 2010 MELBOURNE — The Melbourne all-school reunion has been scheduled for May 1 at the new Melbourne High School.  Registration will start at 1 p.m. and refreshments will be served. A booklet containing composite photographs of the graduating classes from the past 60 years will be available for $15.The event is open to all current and past students as well as neighbors and friends.

April gardening calendar

April 8, 2010 Trees and ShrubsSpring flowering shrubs should be pruned — only if needed, after spring bloom. Fertilize then as well. Most shrubs will benefit from one application of fertilizer per year, and spring is a fine time to apply it. Repeated applications should not be necessary. Annual Flowers and Vines