Dutch oven workshop set

February 24, 2010 MAMMOTH SPRING — Dutch oven chefs are invited to the Cookin’ with Coals Cook-off on March 6 in Mammoth Spring. Cooking in the big cast iron pots begins at 10 a.m. with judging at 2 p.m. The public can sample the dishes after the judging.For those not ready for a competition, the park offers a March 27 class to teach people how to cook in a Dutch oven. Park interpreters discuss selection of ovens, controlling heat and cleanup. Class members get to sample the dishes. Space is limited and reservations should be made by March 20.

Carter to celebrate birthday

February 24, 2010 CAVE CITY — Betty Curtis Carter will celebrate her 70th birthday with a drop-in reception from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday in the Family Life and Education Center building of First Missionary Baptist Church in Cave City.The reception will be hosted by her children and their spouses, Karen and Keith Bates and Gary “Bean” and Ilene Curtis; her granddaughters; and her great-grandchildren.All family and friends are invited to attend.She requests no gifts.

Ozarka to offer GED test

February 24, 2010 MELBOURNE — The GED Test will be given at Ozarka College in Melbourne at 8:30 a.m. March 4 and 15 in Room 516 of the Wyth Duke Adult Education Building. The test will also be given at 9 a.m. at the following locations: • Ash Flat — Sharp County Courthouse Annex Courtroom, March 11 and 30;• Mammoth Spring — Simmons First National Bank, March 1 and 15;• Mountain View — Ozarka College, March 2 and 11;• Salem — Fulton County Courthouse, March 2 and 31.

Chili supper to be Friday

February 24, 2010 CUSHMAN — Cushman United Methodist Church will hold a chili supper from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday. The menu will be chili, cheese, crackers and corn chips, dessert and drink. Price is $5, and dinner is dine-in or carry-out. All proceeds will go toward the cost of heat and air at the church.

Cemetery group to meet

February 24, 2010 The Haddock Cemetery Association will meet at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Oak Bluff Community Center, located at 380 Oak Bluff Road.The agenda will include a financial report for 2008 and 2009, work done on the cemetery during those two years, a budget report for 2010 and a discussion about work that still needs to be done to the cemetery.Anyone who has family members buried in this cemetery and anyone interested in restoring this historical cemetery are asked to attend the meeting.

Rummage sale is this weekend

February 24, 2010 MELBOURNE — The Izard County Animal Rescue Effort will hold its seventh annual Paws & Claws Rummage Sale from 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday and from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Izard County Fairgrounds in Melbourne.All proceeds go to the care of homeless, unwanted and abandoned animals. Concessions will be available.

Pesticide applicator training, row crop meeting scheduled

February 24, 2010 A Farm Pesticide Applicator training meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Independence County Extension Office, staff chairman Stan Carter said.“This is the class that qualifies farmers for a state plant board license to buy restricted pesticides,” he said. “There is a $10 charge for the training. This is in addition to the fee charged by the state plant board for the actual license. Remember that normally you will only have to take the training once every 5 years.”

Remaining suspects arrested

February 24, 2010 WALNUT RIDGE — The remaining two suspects in a burglary reported last week in Lawrence County were arrested Monday, sheriff’s Capt. Jody Dotson said.Sheriff’s officers arrested Morgan Hanusowski, 19, and Douglas Hight, 21, both of Jonesboro, were arrested for residential burglary and theft of property.Another man, Allen Bounds, was arrested Thursday in connection with the same case.

Kindergarten registration set

February 24, 2010 The Batesville School District Parents as Teachers program will hold a kindergarten registration breakfast at 7:30 a.m. March 5 at the Early Learning and Enrichment Center at 1900 Lyon St.“Come enjoy a muffin with mom or a doughnut with dad as we begin to prepare for your child’s upcoming kindergarten year,” said Lorrie McClure with Parents as Teachers.

‘Oh, no, it’s the cops,’ man says before fleeing

February 24, 2010 WALNUT RIDGE — A man who reportedly said, “Oh, no, it’s the cops” and fled on foot was captured a short time later in Portia and arrested for theft, Lawrence County sheriff’s Capt. Jody Dotson said.The man, 22-year-old Denny Joe Smith, was developed as a suspect after a Portia resident reported to police that he had $400 stolen from his residence the previous day.Information gathered from the homeowner led investigators to believe Smith might be a suspect, Dotson said.