Lyon College to host prayer labyrinth

February 19, 2009 A prayer labyrinth at Lyon College will be open to the community Feb. 25-27. Visitors will be given instructions and guidance through the walk.The labyrinth will be made of canvas and measures 18 feet in diameter. Participants will be asked to take their shoes off, so please bring socks. More than one person can walk the labyrinth at a time. The journey usually takes 20-30 minutes.

Church to hold revival

February 19, 2009 Harbor Lights Temple will hold a revival starting Monday and continuing through Feb. 27. Services begin at 7:30 each evening. The evangelist will be the Rev. Ronald Hobby from Alabama. The event is open to the public.The church is located at 2150 N. Central Ave. in Batesville. The pastor is the Rev. Anthony Howard.

Johnson supplies businesses, homes

February 19, 2009 CAVE CITY — Stainless steel pots and pans, of every shape and size, are stacked into rows big and small.Hot dog rotisseries, coffee makers, twin-basket fryers and milk-shake machines — just some of what can be found — line rows and rows of shelves from top to bottom. The brick and metal building, sitting discreetly between the town post office and a thrift store along Main Street in Cave City, might not seem like much on the outside.

Ozarka to offer GED test 

February 19, 2009 MELBOURNE — The GED Test will be given at Ozarka College in Melbourne at 8:30 a.m. March 11 and 25 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, March 3 and 24;Mammoth Spring — Simmons First National Bank, March 2 and 9;Mountain View — Ozarka College, March 3 and 10;Salem — Fulton County Courthouse, March 5 and 23.

Pen Women to meet

February 19, 2009 CHEROKEE VILLAGE —  The Spring River Chapter of the National League of American Pen Women will hold its March 4 meeting at the Lutheran Church on Okmulgee in Cherokee Village at 10 a.m.Members are asked to write a short story of 200-400 words on an experience they had during the great ice storm.  Poets may wish to use their genre by submitting verses of eight to 10 stanzas. They are asked to “strive for originality” and to bring copies for attending women to share.

ASUMH, UAMS partner to offer dental hygiene program this fall

February 19, 2009 MOUNTAIN HOME — Arkansas State University-Mountain Home and the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences are partnering once again to bring a new health sciences program to northcentral Arkansas. Through the partnership, a bachelor of science in dental hygiene will be available locally beginning with the fall 2009 semester. The Mountain Home Christian Clinic will serve as the clinical site. Funding for the new endeavor is being provided by UAMS’ Area Health Education Center North Central.

Theme set for Homeschool Day

February 19, 2009 The theme for Homeschool Day at Old Independence Regional Museum, set for 9 a.m. to noon April 13, is based on the museum’s newest exhibit, “Living off the Land — Season by Season,” said Amanda Nikkel, education and volunteer coordinator.“Which plants were used to make natural inks and dyes? What kinds of tools did people use for planting? What is the difference between a hybrid seed and an heirloom seed?“Was it best to plant potatoes in February or on Good Friday? What materials were used for building houses and where were they gotten?

Miami jury deliberates in Joe Cool boat slayings

February 19, 2009 MIAMI (AP) — A jury in Miami is deliberating a second day in the case of a man accused in the 2007 hijacking of the “Joe Cool” charter boat and killing of four people aboard.The panel resumed discussions today after getting the case on Wednesday. They’re trying to decide the guilt or innocence of 21-year-old Guillermo Zarabozo, a former security guard. Zarabozo’s first trial ended in a hung jury on most charges.

Dig set in old case of missing woman

February 19, 2009 SHERWOOD (AP) — Police plan to dig at a wooded site in Sherwood in the hope of finding clues in the disappearance of an Internal Revenue Service worker 23 years ago.Police obtained a court order to dig up what they believe is a shallow grave, located about three miles from where Darla Harper, 25, lived before she vanished. Harper’s co-workers at the IRS, where she was a personnel clerk, reported her missing March 5, 1986, after she failed to show for work.Harper’s 2-year-old daughter was found alone in their Gravel Ridge apartment. She was not harmed.

School board wants to downsize

February 19, 2009 CONCORD — The Concord School Board will meet at 7 p.m. Monday in the high school library to consider reducing the number of board members from seven to five beginning with the 2009-10 term, Superintendent Mike Davidson said.Local boards do not have the authority to do that for themselves, but they can vote to petition the state Department of Education to allow the reduction.The directors will also consider renewing administrators’ contracts and consider revising the 2008-09 school calendar.