Assembly to host musician

October 21, 2009 NEWARK — David Patillo will be in concert at Newark Assembly of God at 6 p.m. Sunday.

Ozarka to host festival

October 21, 2009 Melbourne — Ozarka College will host its third annual Fall Family Fun Festival in Melbourne from 4 to 6 p.m. Friday behind the Fred Blankenship Allied Health Building. Many departments, programs, student and community organizations will be involved in the event, which is free and open to the public. There will be contests, fun, food and games for children of all ages.

Church to host conference

October 21, 2009 New Testament House of Prayer will host a community women’s conference with information sessions, guest speakers and nightly services Oct. 30-Nov. 1. The event is free but those who are interested are asked to call Melvina Childress at (870) 613-6922 for details about locations and specific times.

Public rides offered on WWII bomber visiting Fayetteville

October 21, 2009 FAYETTEVILLE — The B-17 “Aluminum Overcast,” an American heavy bomber aircraft, will be available for tours and rides on Oct. 27 and 28 at the Arkansas Air Museum in Fayetteville.“There’s only four left in the world, and it’s a real piece of history,” said Warren Jones, executive director of the air museum. “It was the most mass-produced bomber in World War II. It actually changed the course of the war in Europe.”

ASU to honor nursing alumnae

October 21, 2009 Jonesboro — A Batesville woman will be among six alumni from Arkansas State University’s College of Nursing and Health Professions who will be honored Saturday as part of ASU’s 2009 Homecoming celebration. The group is being recognized at a reception from 2-4 p.m. in Room 223 of the new Donald W. Reynolds Center for Health Sciences. The reception is open to the public, and tours of the Reynolds Center are available.

Grant applicants to meet with court

October 21, 2009 All Independence County parks and recreation grant applicants are requested to attend the county’s parks and recreation committee meeting at 5:30 p.m. Oct. 27.The meeting will take place in the circuit courtroom on the second floor of the county courthouse at Broad and Main streets in downtown Batesville. All applicants will be reviewed in no particular order, according to county officials.

Supper, dance to benefit center

October 21, 2009 MOUNTAIN VIEW — A spaghetti supper and dance to benefit the Mountain View Senior Center will begin with the serving of food at 5 p.m. Tuesday, according to a news release.Food will be served at the center at 210 School Ave., just one block off East Main Street, until 6:30.The dance, featuring music by Floyd Helums, Judy Garcia and the Country Legend Band, starts at 7 p.m.The meal — spaghetti with salad, dessert and drink — is $5 per person. Admittance to the dance is $4 per person.The event is open to the public.

Center hosts fall fest

October 21, 2009 Batesville Early Learning and Enrichment Center will hold a fall festival in conjunction with Lights on Afterschool from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday at 1900 Lyon St.The festival for all ages will include bounce houses, a cakewalk, bookwalk and concessions. Admission is free, but patrons are welcome to bring a canned food item to be donated to a local food pantry. It will be held rain or shine.Lights on Afterschool is a nationwide project that was formed nine years ago to bring attention to the importance of after school programs.  

Civil War to be discussed

October 21, 2009 ASH FLAT — Gary Perkey, author of “A Newspaper History of Cave City, Arkansas” and other historical books will be the featured speaker at the fall meeting of the Sharp County Historical Society beginning at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Community Room of First National Banking Co. in Ash Flat, said publicist Eva Royal.Perkey will speak about the ravages of the Civil War in southeast Missouri. The Cave City book is filled with excerpts from early newspapers covering many towns and communities of Sharp County.

Reward offered in burglary case

October 21, 2009 Supporters of the Humane Society of Independence County have established a reward fund to be used in seeking information leading to the arrest and conviction of persons responsible for a burglary and theft at the animal shelter between 5:45 p.m. and 7:45 p.m. Oct. 16.Anyone with information regarding the incident should call (870) 793-0090.