Lyon College to host prayer labyrinth

February 19, 2009 A prayer labyrinth at Lyon College will be open to the community Feb. 25-27. Visitors will be given instructions and guidance through the walk.The labyrinth will be made of canvas and measures 18 feet in diameter. Participants will be asked to take their shoes off, so please bring socks. More than one person can walk the labyrinth at a time. The journey usually takes 20-30 minutes.

Church to hold revival

February 19, 2009 Harbor Lights Temple will hold a revival starting Monday and continuing through Feb. 27. Services begin at 7:30 each evening. The evangelist will be the Rev. Ronald Hobby from Alabama. The event is open to the public.The church is located at 2150 N. Central Ave. in Batesville. The pastor is the Rev. Anthony Howard.

Johnson supplies businesses, homes

February 19, 2009 CAVE CITY — Stainless steel pots and pans, of every shape and size, are stacked into rows big and small.Hot dog rotisseries, coffee makers, twin-basket fryers and milk-shake machines — just some of what can be found — line rows and rows of shelves from top to bottom. The brick and metal building, sitting discreetly between the town post office and a thrift store along Main Street in Cave City, might not seem like much on the outside.

Ozarka to offer GED test 

February 19, 2009 MELBOURNE — The GED Test will be given at Ozarka College in Melbourne at 8:30 a.m. March 11 and 25 in Room 516 of the Wyth Duke Adult Education Building. The test will also be given at 9 a.m. at the following locations: Ash Flat — Sharp County Courthouse, March 3 and 24;Mammoth Spring — Simmons First National Bank, March 2 and 9;Mountain View — Ozarka College, March 3 and 10;Salem — Fulton County Courthouse, March 5 and 23.

Pen Women to meet

February 19, 2009 CHEROKEE VILLAGE —  The Spring River Chapter of the National League of American Pen Women will hold its March 4 meeting at the Lutheran Church on Okmulgee in Cherokee Village at 10 a.m.Members are asked to write a short story of 200-400 words on an experience they had during the great ice storm.  Poets may wish to use their genre by submitting verses of eight to 10 stanzas. They are asked to “strive for originality” and to bring copies for attending women to share.

ASUMH, UAMS partner to offer dental hygiene program this fall

February 19, 2009 MOUNTAIN HOME — Arkansas State University-Mountain Home and the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences are partnering once again to bring a new health sciences program to northcentral Arkansas. Through the partnership, a bachelor of science in dental hygiene will be available locally beginning with the fall 2009 semester. The Mountain Home Christian Clinic will serve as the clinical site. Funding for the new endeavor is being provided by UAMS’ Area Health Education Center North Central.

Theme set for Homeschool Day

February 19, 2009 The theme for Homeschool Day at Old Independence Regional Museum, set for 9 a.m. to noon April 13, is based on the museum’s newest exhibit, “Living off the Land — Season by Season,” said Amanda Nikkel, education and volunteer coordinator.“Which plants were used to make natural inks and dyes? What kinds of tools did people use for planting? What is the difference between a hybrid seed and an heirloom seed?“Was it best to plant potatoes in February or on Good Friday? What materials were used for building houses and where were they gotten?

Man arrested on warrant, alcohol charges

February 18, 2009 Police fulfilled the wish of a 29-year-old Batesville man Tuesday who reportedly said he wanted to go to jail because he was homeless and heard men talking in his head.Independence County Deputy Colby Markum said he was dispatched to the Hollywood Bowl in west Batesville shortly after noon regarding a possible drunk man in the parking lot.“I arrived and found Michael Wells standing outside of the building,” Markum said. “I asked Wells if he was OK and he said he was not, that he was homeless and that he had no place to go.”

Ministering to the body as well as the soul: Cave City pastor, wife buy Curves

February 18, 2009 As the senior pastor of an active church, Bobby Sanders said he really hadn’t planned on making any serious business investments any time soon, until his wife, Terri, came home with an idea that seemed to be tailor-made for the couple.Terri Sanders said she was a member of Curves, the health and fitness center for women located in Batesville, and one day during a workout she got to looking around at what was being offered to clients and thought this type business might be something the couple could do someday as an investment in their future.

Benoit recovers from illness, reopens copper lantern outfit

February 18, 2009 Old World Lanterns by Benoit, located at 325 E. Main St. in downtown Batesville, is once again open for business. The manufacturers of handcrafted copper lanterns have operated at limited capacity for the past year due to owner and craftsman Brandon Benoit’s extended illness. Benoit has fully recovered, said his wife and partner Nancy Benoit, and the business is returning to full-time operation.