Fountains, Stanley to perform

September 8, 2009 Calico Rock — The Calico Rock Music Hall will host a return performance of local musicians Roger and Ronnie Fountain, along with Vic Stanley and friends at 7 p.m. Saturday. Roger Fountain, a fiddle player, will be joined by his brother, Ronnie on guitar and vocals, as well as by guitar/vocalist, Vic Stanley. Other surprise musician guests are also scheduled to hit the stage. The group helped the music hall open in May 2007 and played to a packed house, officials said.

Doggie pool party planned

September 8, 2009 The Humane Society of Independence County with the support of the city of Batesville Parks and Recreation Department will present the second “Doggie” Pool Party fundraiser from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Fitzhugh Park (also known as the “Mickey Mouse”) swimming pool, 1990 Harrison St. Dogs must be on leashes outside the pool area. Admission is a $5 donation or $10 for multiple dogs. Hot dogs and sodas will be available for purchase, as well.All donations go to support the humane society.

EHC to host meeting

September 8, 2009 The Independence County Extension Homemakers Council will host its Fall Council Meeting Oct. 9 at the Extension office in Batesville.Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. with the program starting at 10. As in the past, a potluck meal will be served. The event is open to the public.The following clubs have volunteered to help with the meeting:• Registration — Happy Helpers• Host — Bethesda• Decorations — FANS-Cord.

Aerojet reunion slated

September 8, 2009 The Aerojet reunion will be from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday in the park on the south side of the White River in Batesville.A potluck will be served.

Severs crowned queen

September 8, 2009 Wood-Lawn Inc. hosted its annual beauty pageant at 2 p.m. Aug. 25 in the main dining room of the nursing center.The eight contestants were judged on personality, poise and appearance.Billie Severs was crowned queen. She will represent Wood-Lawn Inc. in the district pageant on Oct. 13 in Jonesboro.Other winners were Maggie Wisdom, first runner-up; Tressie Coots, second runner-up; Phyllis Saucier, third runner-up; Marjorie Marshell, Ms. Photogenic; Nola Jones, life history award; and Bridget Blake, Ms. Congeniality.

Benefit archery tourney set

September 8, 2009 The Eagle Mountain Magnet archery team will hold a 3-D archery tournament Friday and Saturday hosted by Gary Seymore, coach Susan Parker said. Money raised will help the team with expenses when it travels to Walt Disney World in Florida for the archery world finals Oct. 8-11. The tournament will be from 4 to 10 p.m. Friday and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. with elimination rounds beginning at 5 on Saturday at the Eagle Mountain gym. Those age 13 and older who are interested in participating should call Seymore at (870) 834-6046.

Weiner teen dead in shooting

September 8, 2009 WEINER (AP) — A 15-year-old student at Weiner High School has been killed in what police are calling an “apparent accidental shooting.”Police were called to the scene about 2 p.m. Monday and found the teen’s body inside a vehicle. The boy’s name has not been released.Police say the teen’s body will be sent to the state crime lab for an autopsy.A memorial was held Monday night at the Weiner United Methodist Church.

Community Fest planned

September 8, 2009 LYNN — The second annual Community Fest will be Saturday at the Lynn campus of Hillcrest School.Activities will include live music, karaoke, a beauty pageant, water wars, bounce houses and arts and crafts.Vendor applications may be picked up at Lynn City Hall or Strawberry City Hall; by e-mailing; or by phoning (501) 454-0815 or (870) 612-3530.

Suspect jailed in shooting

September 8, 2009 JONESBORO (AP) — Jonesboro police have arrested a suspect who allegedly fired shots at a home where a birthday party for a 3-year-old girl was taking place. Two adults were wounded.Authorities charged Angel Savala with attempted first-degree murder after the Saturday incident. Police say the two people who were shot were treated and released from a hospital.Jonesboro police say two people at the party had been in an earlier dispute with two people in a vehicle, from which the shots were fired. Police say witnesses named both suspects for police.

Saline Co. bids for state fair

September 8, 2009 BENTON (AP) — Organizers in Saline County are preparing a proposal to become hosts of the Arkansas State Fair.The fair has asked for groups to submit proposals for a new fairgrounds complex. The fair is looking for 350 acres, and for the land to be within 35 miles of its current home south of downtown Little Rock.The Saline County Economic Development Corporation is to suggest three possible locations to the Arkansas Livestock Show Association, which puts on the fair each year. The largest of the sites is the existing Saline County Fairgrounds in Benton.