Cedar Ridge to provide free flu shots

October 14, 2009 NEWARK — On Nov. 6, the Independence County Health Unit in conjunction with Cedar Ridge School District will be providing free seasonal flu shots and H1N1 nasal mist/shots to school children at Cord-Charlotte Elementary School, Newark Elementary School and Cedar Ridge High School. Immunizations will begin at each elementary school at 8:30 a.m. and at the high school after immunizations are given to the elementary schools.

City gets grant for trees

October 14, 2009 Batesville’s downtown is undergoing some revitalization efforts, and those could be boosted by something as simple as planting trees.The city has received a grant for 480 trees to be planted, as well as another for a visiting urban forester/educator to come to Batesville for a week, said Bob Pest, who is helping coordinate the Tree City efforts locally and wrote the grant applications submitted to the Arkansas Forestry Council.Monday afternoon, Pest met with the city’s newly-formed Tree Board and Mayor Rick Elumbaugh.

Folk center to host craft classes

October 14, 2009 MOUNTAIN VIEW — The Ozark Folk Center State Park in Mountain View will host “Make It A Handmade Christmas” Nov. 13-15 with instructions on how to make traditional crafts.

Artists to host exhibitions

October 14, 2009 Two artists will have exhibitions at Lyon College’s Kresge Gallery now until Nov. 7. An artist talk and reception is scheduled from 5-7 p.m. Nov. 9 at the gallery.

Old Fashion Sunday set

October 14, 2009 MOUNT PLEASANT — Cornerstone Baptist Church in Mount Pleasant will host an Old Fashion Day this Sunday. Visitors are welcome and old-fashioned apparel will be appropriate if one so desires, according to Charlie Fowler with the media ministry. Services will begin at 9:15 a.m. Lunch will be served immediately following services.There will be old-fashioned gospel music and preaching. For the youth, there will be games, horseback rides and wagon rides.The church is located at the junction of highways 58 and 69.

War Eagle Mill crafts fair to be this weekend

October 14, 2009 ROGERS — Local and regional artists and craftsmen will display and sell their goods during the War Eagle Mill Arts and Crafts Fair on Thursday near Rogers. Many of the vendors also give demonstrations of how they make their crafts.

Horns to hold reunion

October 14, 2009 CAVE CITY — The Horn reunion will be held Saturday at Cave City Community Center. A potluck will be served at noon, and the event is open to all friends and relatives.

Concord seeking city marshal

October 14, 2009 CONCORD — During a regular meeting Monday, the Concord City Council authorized the advertising for resumés for a certified law enforcement officer, Recorder-treasurer Jayne Pettit said.Concord Marshal Robbie Cooper has indicated he is leaving, although he has not yet submitted a letter of resignation, she said.

Input needed on lights

October 14, 2009 The Batesville City Council is looking for feedback on two downtown intersections with flashing lights.In July, the stoplights on Main Street were changed at the intersections with Third and Fourth streets to red flashing lights, which requires drivers to come to a stop before going on through the intersection.The Arkansas Highway & Transportation Department requires the flashing lights to remain in place for a minimum of 90 days. The city then has the option of taking them down and leaving the four-way stop in place, or turning the stoplights back on.

Pangburn man dies in crash

October 14, 2009 A two-vehicle crash on Highway 124 in White County claimed the life of a 66-year-old Pangburn man Tuesday morning.Arkansas State Police Trooper Tony Bowman said Carter I. Jones was going east on Highway 124 when he crossed over the center line on a curve and struck a 2005 Western Star tractor, causing Jones’1998 Ford to roll over several times, partially ejecting him.The driver of the truck, Murry C. Pate of Judsonia, was wearing his seat belt and wasn’t injured.