Music performance planned

October 1, 2009 Weston Music Studio will present a master class with Dr. Ian Hominick of the University of Mississippi from 1 to 4 p.m. Oct. 10 at the Cottage Market, located at 1365 College St. in Batesville.Area youth who will be featured include Nicholas Czerwinski, Hannah Cruse, Katie Cruse, Aaron Dowell, Josie McCann, Ronnie McCann, Crystal Qian, Sean Roulier, Clair Sonnier, Louis Sonnier and Annie Sonnier.They will perform classical piano compositions by Mozart, Rachmaninov, Schubert, Mendelssohn, Janocek, Clementi, Smetana and others.

WBC Transfer Day is Oct. 16

October 1, 2009 Walnut Ridge — Williams Baptist College will hold a preview day in October for students interested in transferring from other institutions. WBC’s Transfer Day will take place Oct. 16 to help prospective transfer students find out more about Williams.“Transfer Day helps students from other institutions make a smooth transition to Williams. It gives us a chance to answer their questions and address their needs involving the transfer process,” said Lisa Foley, transfer counselor in the Williams Office of Admissions.

Oak Bluff meeting is set for Saturday

October 1, 2009 The Seventh Oak Bluff Alumni meeting will be Saturday at Oak Bluff School.Registration will be from 10 to 10:45 a.m. A cakewalk will be held during the registration period. Business and picture taking sessions will be held from 10:45 to 11:30 a.m. A potluck will be served at 11:30 a.m.Folklore stories will be told and an auction will be held after the meal.The emphasis this year will be on old-time dress, food and story telling. The Alumni Association will present distinguished alumnus and alumna awards.

New Cave City board members seated, $321,800 bid for roof work accepted

October 1, 2009 CAVE CITY — Recently elected Cave City School Board members Kirk Ratliff and Stephen Stauffer were seated during last week’s regular meeting, and Bobby Sanders was appointed to the board to replace the late Johnny Wayne Carter, Superintendent Steven Green said.Board members elected officers as follows for the 2009-2010 term: Dean Hastings, president; Wendell Saffell, vice president; and Gregg Asberry, secretary. It was established that signatures of Hastings and Asberry will now be used by the district on checks and other documents where board signatures are required.

Food bank makes donation

October 1, 2009  Independence County has more than 5,000 residents living in poverty, and in honor of NASCAR racer Mark Martin the Arkansas Foodbank Network has made a donation to benefit Independence County’s hungry.In a ceremony Wednesday morning, officials from the Arkansas Foodbank Network came to Batesville Help and Hope and presented 1,000 pounds of cereal. The cereal was donated by the Kellogg Company in honor of Mark Martin’s 1,000th start, a NASCAR milestone, officials explained. Martin is only the third driver to reach this achievement, joining Richard Petty and Michael Waltrip.


October 1, 2009 ASH FLAT — Two men, rather than just one, were arrested and taken to jail following a domestic disturbance Sept. 19 at the Albert Duane Allen residence at 5 Deer Run near Evening Shade, according to a police report and an affidavit filed with a felony charge against Allen in Sharp County Circuit Court.

Account opened for family

October 1, 2009 An account to help offset funeral expenses for a man and child who died in a mobile home fire at Magness has been opened at Liberty Bank.Kristofer Thomas, 20, and 7-year-old Jason Doran both died. Tammi Thomas, 40, was transported to the White River Medical Center with burns.Funeral arrangements are pending.

Bead makers to demonstrate craft

October 1, 2009 Sage and Tom Holland’s handmade glass beads will be on display in the Mabee-Simpson Library lobby on the Lyon College campus Oct. 1-9. They will demonstrate bead making at the library at 7 p.m. Oct. 8.Sage and Tom Holland have each been developing the Art of Glass Bead making for over 20 years. Sage began in Washington state and Tom here in Arkansas. Tom received his bachelor of arts and bachelor of fine arts from Southeast and Northwest Missouri State University in 1977 and 1979, while Sage went into the arts through life experience modes.

Firefighter meeting is tonight

October 1, 2009 SULPHUR ROCK — The Sulphur Rock Fire Department will have its annual meeting at 6:30 tonight in the fire station. The purpose of the meeting is to fill three board member seats and to elect officers to the board, a fire chief and assistant fire chiefs.The meeting is open to everyone in the Sulphur Rock fire district.

Chamber seeks nominations

October 1, 2009 The Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce board is seeking nominations for board membership. The nominee must be from an organization that is currently a member of the chamber and must be willing to exert effort and time in developing the chamber to its fullest potential, said Crystal Johnson, chamber president and CEO.Time commitments include activities such as monthly board meetings held at 7 a.m. on the third Wednesday of each month and participation at other events including business after hours, ribbon cutting ceremonies and grand openings.