Hillcrest records to be destroyed

September 23, 2009 STRAWBERRY — Students who received special education or speech language therapy while attending Hillcrest Schools in 2004 may pick up their files containing confidential information. All records will be destroyed on Oct. 16. This applies to students who have graduated, moved, dismissed or referred for special services. Files can be picked up from 8 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. at the Hillcrest High campus at Strawberry by contacting Peggy Sullivan at (870) 528-3856.

Southern Faith to perform

September 23, 2009 Calico Rock — The Calico Rock Music Hall will host local gospel group Southern Faith at 7 p.m. Saturday. The group consists of Pentecostal pastor, Wade Moser; his wife Taffy and daughter Harmony. Also joining the Mosers on stage will be Taffy’s mother, Katherine Smithson, who accompanies the group on the piano; Jerry Stowe, who plays guitar and bass, as well as sings; and J.C. Stowe, on drums. Admission is free, with donations taken midway through the performance.

Church to hold revival

September 23, 2009 SALADO — Salado Baptist Church will hold revival services Sunday through Sept. 30. Ron Toon, associational missionary for Independence Baptist Association, will be the evangelist.Service times are 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Sunday and 7 p.m. Monday through Sept. 30.The event is open to the public.

Ozark Folk Center to host Tribute to Jimmy Driftwood

September 23, 2009 MOUNTAIN VIEW — The Tribute to Jimmy Driftwood is Oct. 3 at the Ozark Folk Center in Mountain View and performers will include Glen and Nellie Branscum, Clancey Ferguson, The Gardner Boys, Lana and Landon Griffith, Emily Phillips and Joe Jewell & Friends.Driftwood was a prolific folk songwriter and musician, most famous for his songs “The Battle of New Orleans” and “Tennessee Stud.”

Cemetery group to meet

September 23, 2009 GRANGE — Wilkerson Cemetery Association, located east of Grange, will have a meeting at 10 a.m. Saturday. The meeting is open to all interested parties.A picnic lunch will follow the meeting. For more information call (870) 307-8110.

Food program offered to child care facilities

September 23, 2009 The White River Planning and Development District Inc. currently sponsors a child care food program as a means to provide nutritious meals to children enrolled in licensed or registered family child care homes.The program, funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, is administered through the Arkansas Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Early Childhood Education. The program reimburses family child care providers for meals and snacks served to children when daily requirements are met.

Foxy Ladies, Red Hat Society

September 23, 2009 The Foxy Ladies of White River Red Hat Society met Sept. 15 at Batesville Country Club with 46 members present.Noreen Trentini, queen mother, opened the meeting and called on Willie Strong to give the invocation.Guests introduced were Claudia Marsh and Barbara Jones. Judy Hightower was welcomed as a new member.After lunch, Trentini introduced Cynthia Carius and Mary Henry as the entertainers for the meeting. Carius is a former Las Vegas entertainer. She sang several favorites from her career as Henry harmonized and accompanied on the keyboard.

Concord teacher honored

September 23, 2009 CONCORD — Rebecca Elms, special education teacher at Concord Elementary, has been named 2009 teacher of the year by the Arkansas Council for Exceptional Children. The council recognizes a teacher who is currently certified and provides “exceptional” direct services to students, according to a news release. “Mrs. Elms was nominated because of her work as an outstanding special educator,” elementary Principal Sandy Brackett said.

New director discusses ‘New Horizons’

September 23, 2009 While some might think of New Horizons Alternative Learning Center as a “reform school,” that’s one thing it’s not, according to new director Gary Anderson. That’s a misconception, Anderson told the Batesville school board and audience Monday night. “It’s not a reform school even though I had heard that.” Created in 1994 by Batesville School District, the alternative learning center at Desha serves students in seventh through 12 grades, who require a different approach in accomplishing their educational needs and goals.

Body identified at College View Apartments

September 23, 2009  Authorities have identified the body of a man found in the bathtub of a Batesville apartment Monday evening.The body has been identified as that of Harold Lee Laux, 46, the tenant of apartment 203 at College View Apartments on Lawson Road behind the campus of the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville.