Nursing graduates honored at Ozarka

December 14, 2009 Melbourne — Practical and Registered Nursing graduates at Ozarka College were honored at a Recognition Ceremony in the John E. Miller Education Complex on Dec. 8. Students completing their studies in practical nursing were: Mandy Brokaw, Aaron Dailing, Joy Elrod, Lindsey Faulkner, Raegan Groves, Katie Lawrence, Meagan Hollowell-Vickers and Rebecca Whitten, all of Melbourne; Jerry Clagg of Wiseman; Kayla Finley of Sidney; Joanna Lee and Jared Middleton, both of Evening Shade; Kelly Morgan of Hardy; and Hazel Wilcox of Mammoth Spring.

Musical set for this week

December 14, 2009 Jubilee Family Church will present “A Star is Born Christmas Musical” at 7 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. Sunday. “Come on out and enjoy a multimedia experience as we sing some of your favorite Christmas Songs and look at the birth of Jesus Christ,” said Tony V. Hammack, pastor.The church is located at 45 Thunderbird Drive, Batesville. For more information, e-mail, call (870) 793-9124 or visit

Sharp County Extension to host family workshop

December 14, 2009 ASH FLAT — Dr. Wally Goddard, professor of family life for the University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service, will present the seminar “Guiding Children with Love and Good Sense,” at 12:30 p.m. Thursday in the fellowship hall of First United Methodist Church, located at 24 Church St. in downtown Ash Flat.

OES officers to be installed

December 14, 2009 Ruth Chapter No. 91, Order of the Eastern Star, will hold its installation of officers Saturday at Mount Zion Masonic Lodge Hall on Batesville Boulevard.Lunch will be at noon with the open installation of officers beginning at 1 p.m.

Tatting to be taught

December 14, 2009 POWHATAN — Powhatan Historic State Park is offering an Intermediate Tatting Workshop from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Satirdau. Participants will learn new tatting techniques such as splicing and various knots in the half-day workshop. Class size is limited and reservations are suggested. For more information log on to or call Powhatan Historic State Park at (870) 878-6765.

Independence County EH Council

December 14, 2009 Fifty members and guests of the Independence County Extension Homemaker Council met at Western Sizzlin restaurant for an awards council and Christmas luncheon. Council president Linda Brooks presided over the meeting.Of the nine Extension Homemaker Clubs represented, the Bethesda club won the attendance award with 14 members in attendance.Council members prepared 209 Christmas stockings that were presented to Citizens Bank for use with its Angel Tree project.

Commission approves plan for new area code in 870 region

December 14, 2009 LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The Arkansas Public Service Commission has approved a plan for a new area code within the 870 area.The PSC says its new plan will require 10-digit dialing in the region when it’s implemented, though an implementation date hasn’t been set.The new plan will create a second area code within the existing area, so current 870 customers will be able to keep their phone number. The new three-digit code hasn’t been determined yet.

Public hearing set at Concord

December 14, 2009 CONCORD — The Concord School Board will meet at 7 tonight in the high school media center for a public hearing for developing a Ten Year Master Facility Plan, according to an agenda for the session.A resolution for the plan will then be considered for adoption.In other business the directors will consider a proposal to begin an after-school enrichment program.A financial report will also be reviewed.

Clinic to host party

December 14, 2009 The Pediatric Day Clinic will host a Christmas party from 6-7 p.m. Thursday. The event is free and open to the public and will include presents, a chili supper, games, door prizes and free photos taken with Santa. The clinic is located at 2040 Fitzhugh St. beside the Mickey Mouse swimming pool off Harrison Street in Batesville.

Cheapest lottery tickets on sale

December 14, 2009 LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The cheapest tickets to the Arkansas lottery are on sale.Tickets to the Cash 3 game went on sale today at a cost of 50 cents and $1 each.Players will select three numbers from 0 through 9 or have the retail terminal randomly select three numbers. The prizes range from $40 to $500 and drawings will be held each day — Monday through Saturday.The most expensive lottery ticket is the $10 scratch-off.