4-H’ers to display projects

September 30, 2009 THIDA — Diamond T 4-H Club will have its annual project fair from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at Thida Church of Christ.The event is open to the public. For more information call Catherine Harris at (870) 264-3277.In case of rain the event will be canceled.

Pageant deadline is today

September 30, 2009 CHARLOTTE — Registration forms are now being accepted for the Fall Harvest Pageant, which will be at 6 p.m. Oct. 9 on the campus of Cord-Charlotte Elementary School. The pageant is held in conjunction with the Fall Festival.The pageant is open to girls ages 0-12 and boys ages 0-6. Entry forms may be picked up at A Formal Affair in Batesville. Deadline to register is today. For more information, call (870) 307-2273 for more information.

BHS class of ’49 reunion set

September 30, 2009 A “last hurrah” for the Batesville High School Class of 1949 is scheduled for Friday and Saturday, according to a news release.“Mayor Rick Elumbaugh will welcome the class at the Friday evening registration,” it states. That registration will begin at 5 p.m. in the West Baptist Church Fellowship Hall.An “open house” for class members, friends and BHS graduates from other years will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday in the George Rider Room of First Community Bank.For more information call Mary Bossi Harmon at (870) 793-5049 or (870) 307-1147.

Homecoming announced

September 30, 2009 MOOREFIELD — Rehobeth Baptist Church in Moorefield will celebrate its homecoming at 11 a.m. Sunday.Ronnie Toons will be the guest speaker.Glen Pool will lead worship and will give a concert following the noon potluck.

UDC Convention

September 30, 2009 The 114th annual Arkansas Division Convention, United Daughters of the Confederacy, was held Sept. 24-26 at La Crosse Hotel in Texarkana. It was hosted by District IV (Southwest Arkansas).Representing Albert Sidney Johnston Chapter #135, Batesville, were: Jean Crouch, past registrar general; Dora Kate Lee, past division president; Mary Miller, chapter president; and Kathy Whittenton, chapter second vice president. Lee served the convention as Parliamentarian.

Charlotte resident’s death ruled suicide

September 30, 2009  Police say the death of a Charlotte man early Tuesday morning is being treated as a suicide.Batesville Police Dispatch received a 911 call from Harold R. Delassus at 715 Old Camp Road around 5:22 a.m. reporting a death at his home.Independence County Deputy Dustin Robbins said when he arrived at the residence a Charlotte first responder told him that David Carl Taylor, 54, was lying in the kitchen floor where his body had been found.

Rock ’n’ Roll Highway 67 Music Festival features vintage car cruise, ’50s style music

September 30, 2009 POCAHONTAS — Pocahontas will host the first ever Rock ’n’ Roll Highway 67 Music Festival Friday and Saturday, featuring live performances by seven rock bands and featured performers.This year’s festival is held in honor of  rock ’n’ roll pioneer and Pocahontas native Billy Lee Riley, who died in August.The festival is the northern counterpart to last Saturday’s Grand Opening and Dedication of Rock ’n’ Roll Highway 67 in Newport, held in conjunction with that community’s Depot Days festival. Riley was also honored with a tribute during Depot Days.

Proud to be an American – Woman celebrates 50 years in U.S.

September 30, 2009 EVENING SHADE — Born in Germany, Annemarie Wolfe Avey is all American.Celebrating her 50th year in the United States, she can’t help but smile when remembering what brought her to this country.Sitting on a floral couch inside her 19th-century home at Evening Shade, the 69-year-old admits it was love at first sight the day she met George Wolfe, a U.S. serviceman from Arkansas.“I was in love, actually,” Avey said, smiling, “and from then on everything went crazy.”

City discusses lawsuit, budget – Requests granted

September 30, 2009 A city water line break has apparently caused a Batesville family to be without hot water for several days, and now city officials hope to cut through some of the red tape to correct similar incidents.Tuesday night, Jonathan Freiert came before the city council to discuss a water heater that had been damaged recently. City officials said there was a 18-inch main water line out of commission, with about five houses without water.“It took all night long to fix the line,” said Red Davis, superintendent of construction and maintenance for the city utilities department.

City discusses lawsuit, budget – Federal suit filed

September 30, 2009 Batesville’s city attorney has been named in a federal lawsuit along with a number of local lawyers, and now the city has to look elsewhere for a defense team.Tuesday night, the Batesville City Council agreed to retain the Arkansas Municipal League to defend Scott Stalker in a lawsuit filed by Eddie “Scott” Morse of Strawberry in the U.S. District Court. The suit was filed Aug. 31.