Church to hold revival

October 12, 2009 NEEDMORE — Old Baptist Church in the Needmore community will hold revival services at 7 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday.George Junior Wright will be the evangelist. Royce Ford will serve as music director and alternate speaker. Both men grew up in the Needmore community.The event is open to the public. The church is located on Needmore Road four miles west of Evening Shade.

Newark class reunites

October 12, 2009 NEWARK — The Newark High School class of 1959 reunion was held Oct. 2 through 4.Classmates present were Rose Dyles Fryer, Joella Rogers Fudge, Shirley Pipkins Fuller, Margaret Arnold Bryant, Gloria Jean Hutchinson Burns, Virginia Sue Battles Scott, Anne Griffin Moore, Conroy Barber, Gary Edwards, Phil Norris, Robert Wilson, Kenneth Morrison and Jimmy Dean Grisham.Classmates and spouses met for dinner Oct. 2 at the home of Jack and Anne Griffin Moore. Margaret Arnold Bryant, who teaches china painting, provided hand-painted blue ribbon china as door prizes.

New Testament hosts conference

October 12, 2009 New Testament Holiness Church in Batesville will host a women’s conference at 7 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday and at 10:30 a.m. Saturday. The theme of the conference is “O taste and see that the Lord is good.”Speakers will include evangelist Ercenia Lewis as well as other speakers. E.D. Childress, pastor of the church, will give the closing message.There will be singing, testimonies, healing, deliverance and an invitation to receive salvation, according to a news release.A salad luncheon will be served at noon Saturday.

Free Self-Defense Class to be taught at ASU-Searcy

October 12, 2009 SEARCY — The Continuing Education Department at Arkansas State University-Searcy will offer a free Women’s Self Defense class at 6 p.m. Oct. 29 on the school campus, located at 1800 E. Moore Ave. Detective Anne Rigsby will conduct this free informative session to women of all ages.“This class focuses on the importance of awareness, prevention, streetwise precaution and most importantly self-defense,” Rigsby said.

Hardy to present Fall Festival

October 12, 2009 HARDY —  Artisans and crafters throughout Arkansas and surrounding states will display their talents in Old Hardy Town Saturday and Sunday.   The event is free to the public and will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday.  The activities will take place in the Old Hardy Gym, the Iberiabank Parking Lot, FNBC parking lot and several other locations along Main Street.

Southside board meets tonight

October 12, 2009 SOUTHSIDE — The Southside School Board will meet at 6:30 tonight to consider hiring Evelyn Moore as a food service worker and Becky Moore as elementary custodian. Discussion of the old elementary site, principal reports and a recommendation to adopt the district classified calendar for 2009-10 year are also included on the agenda. The board will meet in the high school cafeteria annex. Meetings are open to the public.

Missing teen hunters found safe

October 12, 2009 JASPER (AP) — Two teenage boys who disappeared while hunting near the Buffalo River in northwestern Arkansas have been found safe.Their names were not released.Authorities say the 15- and 16-year-old boys were dropped off for a day of hunting Saturday morning in Newton County. They failed to show up to meet relatives several hours later at a predetermined pickup spot.

Flu shot clinic to be discussed

October 12, 2009 PLEASANT PLAINS — The Pleasant Plains Town Council will meet at 7 tonight in the city hall to continue to discuss the Oct. 29 flu shot clinic in town, Mayor Rick Siler said.The aldermen want to make sure all the plans are in place, Siler said.In other business the council will hear departmental reports and review current bills.

Softball tournament to benefit Magness family

October 12, 2009 A benefit co-ed double elimination softball tournament will be held Saturday at the Batesville Recreational Center north of Batesville.Concessions will be available. Entry fee is $100 per team.Proceeds will go to Tammy Thomas, whose home burned Sept. 29. Her two sons were killed in the fire, and she was badly burned and hospitalized in serious condition.An account has been set up at Liberty Bank to assist with funeral expenses for her sons, Kristofer Thomas and Jason Doran.For more information call Wayne Smart at (870) 834-2730.

Quorum court to meet

October 12, 2009 The Independence County Quorum Court will meet at 6 tonight in the juvenile courtroom, second floor of the Independence County Library building at the corner of Third and Main streets in Batesville.Among items on the agenda are:• a resolution requesting purchase of new computer software for the county clerk’s office• an ordinance amending the Newark interlocal police agreement to allow Newark officers to serve as school resource officers• a report from Independence County Economic Development regarding a new call center for Batesville