Car cruise planned

November 17, 2009 MOUNTAIN VIEW — The 10th annual Classic Car Cruise will be Friday, Saturday and Sunday in Mountain View. A two-hour trip starts at 10 a.m. from Cash’s White River Hoedown. At 7 p.m., the hoedown’s band will play 1950s and ’60s favorites. Admission is $15 for adults and $5 for children over 6.For more information, email k38ply@bscn.com, visit www.whiteriverhoedown.com or call (870) 664-0196.

Pfeiffer to host dinner

November 17, 2009 The Pfeiffer Extension Homemakers Club will host a Thanksgiving dinner at 6 tonight at the Pfeiffer Community Building. The event is open to the public.

Sharp Co. tax levies set

November 17, 2009 ASH FLAT — Real and personal property tax levies were set as follows by the Sharp County Quorum Court on Monday; the taxes are for 2009 to be collected in 2010.CountyCounty general, 3.05 mills; county road, 1.8 mills; county library, 1 millCities and townsAsh Flat, 2 mills; Cave City, 5; Cave City Fireman’s Pension, .75; Cherokee Village, 2; Evening Shade, 4; Hardy, 2.9; Highland, 2; Horseshoe Band, 5; Sidney, 4.6; Williford, 1.7School districts

Southside recognizes staff, students

November 17, 2009 SOUTHSIDE — Recognition of the Southside preschool and FFA were among the order of business when the school board met Nov. 9. The board recognized preschool director Dawn Jeffrey and staff for students’ performance on the Qualls Early Learning Inventory assessment. Students who attended Southside Pre-School have scored approximately 6 to 10 percentage points higher during the last three years on this assessment than students who did not attend the preschool.

Calico to host event

November 17, 2009 Calico ROCK — Calico Rock will hold its annual Merchant’s Holiday Open House on Saturday. There will be holiday items for sale, refreshments and door prize drawings. That same day, the 20/20 Group will have a ribbon cutting at 11 a.m. at the new pocket park next to the old Vogue Cleaners. Cookies and hot chocolate will be served. Chamber president Rebecca Greenwood will be on hand to cut the ribbon on this garden provided by The 20/20 Group, with donations from Frederika Silvey-Johns and Dean and Peggy Hudson.

Spit for the Cure, annual bazaar slated

November 17, 2009 HARDY — Sharp County Extension Homemakers will hold their annual bazaar at the old Hardy Gym at 203 School St. in Hardy from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. “This event has grown each year to include something for everyone from flea market items to a bake sale,” a press release states. “Lunch will be available with lots of good food. Come early for best flea market bargains. There is plenty of parking space and no admission.”All women age 18 and older are also encouraged to be a volunteer participant in Spit for the Cure, which will also be held.

Survival class scheduled

November 17, 2009 EVENING SHADE — The Evening Shade Friends of the Library is sponsoring a survival class at 1 p.m. Thursday at the Evening Shade Library, president Judy Qualls said.The class is free and open to the public.It will last about one hour and will all be conducted inside, Qualls said. 

Gourd workshop offered

November 17, 2009 The Batesville Area Arts Council will offer a Gourd Art Workshop from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 30, at the council’s art gallery at 246 Main St. To register, or for more information, call the gallery at (870) 793-3382, or visit its Web site at www.batesvellearts.org.

Needs assessment meetings scheduled for Thursday, Monday

November 17, 2009 The Independence County Economic Development Commission will hold some upcoming meetings in various townships to focus on a needs assessment, director Ed Mabry said.One meeting will be at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Pleasant Plains Fire Station for justice of the peace Districts 2 and 3 (Floral and Pleasant Plains).Another will be at 6 p.m. Monday at the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville for JP District 10.

Sharp budget approved

November 17, 2009 ASH FLAT — The Sharp County Quorum Court approved a 2010 budget Monday that lists almost $1.6 million in the general fund and almost $2.1 million in the road budget.Those figures do not include departmental budgets that are kept separate because they fall into neither category or because that is required by law.Among the highest separate budgets are $447,290 in the property reappraisal fund, $273,679 in the 911 Central Dispatch fund, $206,000 in the county library budget and $146,894 in the county recorder’s fund.