Sportshow scheduled

February 10, 2010 JONESBORO — The 25th annual Arkansas Sportshow will be Friday - Sunday at the Arkansas State University Convocation Center in Jonesboro, featuring more than 75,000 square feet of the latest sporting products designed to captivate hunting, fishing and boating enthusiasts of all ages. Products on display will include boats and motors, all-terrain vehicles, fishing equipment, hunting gear, attractions, outdoor sporting goods and water sports gear. Special seminars are also scheduled.

Chili supper to be held

February 10, 2010 JAMESTOWN — Jamestown United Methodist Church, located at 1799 Locust Grove Road, will have its sixth annual Chili Supper from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday.All-you-can-eat chili with dessert and drink is $5. Dine-in and carry-out meals will be available.All donations will go to fund future renovations to the church.

Movie to be screened

February 10, 2010 Jubilee Family Church in Batesville will host a free drive-in movie at 7 p.m. Friday.“Midnight Clear” will be projected in high definition onto the church’s 25-foot outdoor screen. Viewers may tune into 88.1 FM for the audio. “Midnight Clear,” starring Stephen Baldwin, is a modern-day parable about how seemingly insignificant acts of grace can make a profound difference.Concessions such as popcorn, candy and soft drinks will be for sale from the Jubilee Family Church Children’s Ministries, or viewers may bring their own snacks.

Bass club meeting rescheduled

February 10, 2010 CAVE CITY — The Cave City Bass Club’s meeting originally scheduled for Monday was a casualty of the weather and dangerous road conditions, tournament director Ron Watkins said.The meeting has been rescheduled for 6 p.m. Feb. 22 at Spring Valley Auto Sales at the intersection of Spring Valley Road and U.S. Highway 167.A 2010 tournament schedule will be set. “It is very important that we get as many of last year’s members to attend this meeting as possible because we have a lot of things to cover,” Watkins said.

Discovery Channel: ‘Deadliest Catch’ Capt. Phil Harris dies

February 10, 2010 ANCHORAGE, Alaska - The Discovery Channel says the captain of the “Deadliest Catch” fishing vessel Cornelia Marie has died.Capt. Phil Harris suffered what his family described as a massive stroke on Jan. 29 while the boat was in port at St. Paul Island, Alaska. The 53-year-old fisherman was flown to Anchorage for surgery.A Discovery spokesman says the Harris family contacted the network Tuesday evening with word of his death.

Weight loss group to meet

February 10, 2010 The weight loss surgery support group will have its monthly meeting at 6:30 p.m. Thursday in the White River Medical Center Women’s Center Conference Room B.This will be an open discussion session. Those interested in attending can call (870) 262-6566 and find out if the support group has to be canceled. Stephanie Wade, registered nurse and bariatric coordinator with the White River Surgery Clinic, said she will leave a voicemail with that information if needed.

UCA residential college for science, math is state’s first

February 10, 2010 CONWAY — The first residential college in Arkansas with an emphasis on science, technology, engineering and mathematics will open on the campus of the University of Central Arkansas this fall. The STEM Residential College will provide opportunities for greater student engagement and serve as a recruiting tool for students seeking a high quality, learning environment in the areas of math, science, computer science, technology and secondary math/science education. It will also train more math and science teachers and improve science and math education in the state.

UAFS Dean’s List announced

February 10, 2010 FORT SMITH — The University of Arkansas-Fort Smith has released the Dean’s List for the fall 2009 semester, according to Dr. Ray Wallace, provost and senior vice chancellor.Students with a 4.00 (straight-A) grade point average are marked with an asterisk.Ash Flat — *Tina GoodmanBatesville — Jennifer SineleSulphur Rock — Candace Scribner.

Baylor names honor students

February 10, 2010 WACO, Texas — More than 2,800 Baylor University students were named to the Dean’s Academic Honor List for the 2009 fall semester. To be named to the Dean’s List, a student must be an undergraduate with a minimum grade-point average of 3.7, while enrolled in a minimum of 12 semester hours.Grant Ross McChesney of Batesville, a sophomore majoring in biology, was named to the list.

McLoy honored on list

February 10, 2010 POINT LOOKOUT, Mo. — Abigail McLoy, daughter of Mary Moore of Floral, was named to the College of the Ozarks fall 2009 Dean’s List.McLoy is a 2008 Southside High School graduate.To qualify for the Dean’s list, students must maintain a 3.6 minimum grade point average during the semester and carry at least 15 credit hours.