Allgood completes basic training at West Point

August 27, 2009 WEST POINT, N.Y. — Cadet William Allgood has completed cadet basic training at the U.S. Military Academy.Allgood entered West Point on June 29 and successfully completed seven weeks of training.The initial military training program provides cadets with basic skills to instill discipline, pride, cohesion, confidence and a high sense of duty to prepare them for entry into the Corps of Cadets, according to a news release. Areas of summer instruction included first aid, mountaineering, hand grenades, rifle marksmanship and nuclear, biological and chemical training.

Chuckwagon Cook-off planned

August 27, 2009 MOUNTAIN VIEW — The first Chuckwagon Cook-off will be Sept. 18-19 at the Stone County Fairgrounds in Mountain View.A new event this year, the Chuckwagon Cook-off will feature authentic chuckwagons and cooks competing for prize money with menus and outfits from the 1800s. Visitors may dine at a chuckwagon and enjoy the meats, beans, potatoes, breads and desserts featured in the competition, according to a news release from the Mountain View Area Chamber of Commerce.

Excelsior announces recent grad

August 27, 2009 ALBANY, N.Y. — Deborah L. Terry of Beebe has earned an associate in science in nursing from Excelsior College, according to a news release.Excelsior College is an accredited, private, nonprofit institution that focuses on the needs of working adults.

Strawberry River DAR

August 27, 2009 HORSESHOE BEND — The Strawberry River Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution will hold its first fall meeting on Sept. 5 at the home of Bette Wolfe in Horseshoe Bend. This is the annual potluck supper meeting where HODARS (husbands of Daughter of American Revolution Society) are invited to share in the festivities.The business meeting begins at 4 p.m., followed by supper. Program presentation on the Constitution of the United States will be presented by chapter historian Janet Ross.

Drive-in movie planned

August 27, 2009 Jubilee Family Church will project the movie “Facing the Giants” in high definition onto the church’s 25-foot outdoor screen at 9 p.m. Friday. Audio may be heard on 88.1 FM.Admission is free. Concessions such as popcorn, candy and soft drinks will be available from the Jubilee Family Church Children’s Ministries, or people may bring their own. The church is located at 45 Thunderbird Lane, Batesville. For more information, call (870) 793-9124.

Notification sign-ups planned at Cave City, Sulphur Rock

August 27, 2009 On Saturday, two area fire departments will be signing people up for the new AlertXpress All Hazards early notification system.Residents of the Cave City Fire District may sign up between 9:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. at the Cave City Fire Department, Fire Chief Ronny Milligan said.Sulphur Rock Volunteer Fire Department will host a sign-up from 8 to 10 a.m. at both the Sulphur Rock and Moorefield stations.

Habitat for Humanity to host fundraiser Monday night

August 27, 2009 The Habitat for Humanity of Independence County will host a “Home-Aid 2009” fundraiser Monday at Josie’s at the Lockhouse in Batesville to raise money to build its second home.Jericho’s Crossing, a contemporary Christian and country band, and other local residents will perform.Doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets are $20 per person and can be purchased at Econo-Mart Pharmacy and First Community Bank locations.

Board to hear financial update

August 27, 2009 CONCORD — The Concord School Board will meet at 7 p.m. Monday in the high school media center to hear a financial and facilities update, board president Tim Southerland said.The directors will also select the style and color of bricks for the high school.The board will also consider asking the state Department of Education for approval to hire a cafeteria worker, a custodian for the high school and a temporary hourly custodian.

Mammoth Spring plans Solemn Old Judge Days

August 27, 2009 MAMMOTH SPRING — Since 1988 Mammoth Spring has been commemorating George D. Hay’s visit to Mammoth Spring, which inspired him to begin the Grand Ole Opry, according to a news release.

School to sell bus, renovate concession stand

August 27, 2009 NEWARK — Cedar Ridge School District will hold its annual report to the public Sept. 15 at the Cord-Charlotte campus. Among other business at its recent meeting, the Cedar Ridge School Board also agreed to increase adult meal prices to $1.75 for breakfast and $3 for lunch to comply with Arkansas Department of Education regulations and reimbursement rates for the National School Lunch, Breakfast and Afterschool Snacks that became effective July 1, 2009.