Ozarka to host carnival

April 7, 2010 Melbourne — Ozarka College will host a Spring Carnival from 4 to 6 p.m. April 15 in front of the John E. Miller Education Complex in Melbourne. The event is free to Ozarka College students, their families and the community.

School to host tournament

April 7, 2010 Eagle Mountain Magnet Elementary will host the Batesville Pioneer 3-D Archery Tournament on April 16 and 17 at the school gymnasium located at 600 Eagle Mountain Blvd. The fundraiser will benefit all five district teams that have qualified for the National Archery in the Schools Program national and world archery tournaments. The event will be from 5 to 9 p.m. April 16 and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. April 17. Cost is $10. Participants, who will be divided into youth ages 8-12 and adults 13 and older, are allowed to bring their own bows or one will be provided.

Brockwell singing is Sunday

April 7, 2010 BROCKWELL — The Izard County Singing Convention will meet at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Brockwell Music School Auditorium.“The public is invited and encouraged to come and sing with us or just listen as we continue to keep the Southern gospel music alive in Izard County,” Anna Floyd said. “Our new song book is a hit with the kids, but please bring the old one from last year.”For more information call Mike Haney at (870) 368-4146 or Floyd at 368-5012.

Local girl wins crown

April 7, 2010 MOUNTAIN VIEW — McKinley Fox, 10, of Batesville recently won the title of Pre-Teen Miss Folk Fest.  Fox also won in the overall talent, 11 and under, at Mountain View, according to a news release.

Newark to hold yard sale

April 7, 2010 NEWARK — The Newark Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual city wide yard sale beginning at 7 a.m. Saturday.Maps of the city will be available on Front Street.Hot dogs, hamburgers and drinks will be for sale by the chamber on Main Street.

Library board to meet

April 7, 2010 The Independence County Library Board will meet at 2 p.m. Thursday to discuss library activities, White River Regional Library director Debra Sutterfield said.The board will meet on the second floor of the library in the courtroom.

Thefts, burglary reported

April 7, 2010 An out of town contractor reports that approximately 750 feet of #2 and #3 copper wire from the back of his truck. Rickie L. Pekrul, who works for Davidson Electric of Ringwood, Okla., said everything was fine when he parked the truck at a local motel around 7:30 p.m. Monday, but then noticed the wire missing about 8:30 p.m. Tuesday.There are no suspects in the theft, the wire is valued at $500, according to Pekrul.In other reports filed with the Independence County Sheriff’s Office:

Movie to be screened

April 7, 2010 Jubilee Family Church in Batesville will host a free drive-in movie at 7 p.m. Friday.The Hiding Place” by Billy Graham Presents will be projected in high definition in the church’s indoor theater setting.

Suspicious fires investigated

April 7, 2010 CAVE CITY — Reports on two recent residential fires in Cave City have been turned over to law enforcement agencies for investigation, Cave City Fire Chief Ronny Milligan said Tuesday.The first, reported about 3:45 a.m. on March 28, involved a mobile home at 854 W. Center St. The fire apparently started on the floor under a window along the north wall in the living room, Milligan said.Seventeen firefighters responded. Smoke was coming from the north side center of the structure when they arrived.Catina Tewksbury was the owner and occupant.

Crash victims identified

April 7, 2010 Two people killed in a single-vehicle crash Sunday evening have been identified as the driver of the car, 17-year-old Cody Johnson of Strawberry, and Jeffery Zimmer, 20, of Little Rock.Independence County Sheriff’s Detective Mike Mundy said preliminary investigation of the accident, which occurred on Walnut Grove Road around 6:45 p.m., shows that Johnson lost control of the 2008 Pontiac G6 he was driving and crossed the center line of the road.