Old Time Revival scheduled

September 28, 2009 ZION — Caney Springs Church near Zion will host its annual Old Time Revival Thursday through Saturday. This Cumberland Presbyterian church was built in 1889 and restored in the 1980s. Each night beginning at 7 gospel music and inspired preaching brings back the spirit of those who worshipped here long ago, according to a news release. Kerosene lanterns light the sanctuary. A traditional covered dish supper outdoors, also known as “dinner on the ground,” will be held at 5:30 p.m. Saturday.

Strawberry River DAR to mark 30th anniversary

September 28, 2009 HORSESHOE BEND — The Strawberry River National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution will meet at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Melbourne City Hall. The program will be on “American Samplers Through the Years,” presented by Nancy Thurston, chapter regent.Invitations have been sent to community leaders and other dignitaries for the 30th anniversary celebration of the founding of the Strawberry River Chapter NSDAR. The celebration will be held from 2-4 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church, Horseshoe Bend and is open to the public.

Reunion planned

September 28, 2009 CAVE CITY — The descendants of Samuel T. “Sam” Phillips will hold a family reunion from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday at the First Assembly of God Church, 20th and Lyon streets in Batesville. A potluck lunch will be served. Plates, cups, napkins and silverware will be provided. All friends and relatives are invited to attend.

White family to meet

September 28, 2009 The grandchildren of John and Dan White are planning a reunion at 10 a.m. Saturday at pavilion two at Riverside Park in Batesville.A potluck will be served at noon. The event is open to all family and friends.For more information call (870) 698-0335 or Truie Olinger at (870) 251-7224.

Civitan club to meet

September 28, 2009 The White River Valley Civitan Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Western Sizzlin in Batesville.Civitan is a worldwide organization of community service clubs whose major emphasis is helping people with developmental disabilities.The meeting is open to anyone interested in joining the club. For more information call Nancy Roberts at (870) 698-6317.

Autumnfest announced

September 28, 2009 CALICO ROCK — The Calico Rock/Pineville Chamber of Commerce will host the fourth annual Calico Creek Autumnfest and 5K Run/Walk on Saturday.

Concord budgets top agenda

September 28, 2009 CONCORD — The Concord School Board will meet at 7 tonight in the high school media center to consider a proposed 2009-10 budget and a proposed 2009-10 special education budget, according to the agenda for the meeting.The directors will also set the date for its annual report to the public and will consider moving senior graduation to the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville campus.Bids for tile in the Family, Career and Community kitchen will be opened.

Melbourne board to meet

September 28, 2009 MELBOURNE — Melbourne School board has rescheduled tonight’s public meeting for 7 p.m. Tuesday in the superintendent’s office. Superintendent Gerald Cooper said the move is so the board can have a day of training tonight. On the agenda, the board will consider hiring a part-time bus driver, a pay increase for substitute teachers and approval of its 2009-10 budget. “Due to growth,” the board will also consider adding one class to one teacher and three classes to another teacher at the high school, Cooper said.

Three die in weekend crashes

September 28, 2009 Seventy-four-year-old Genevieve J. Thomas of Horseshoe Bend was killed around 2:40 p.m. Friday when the 2003 Dodge she was in crossed into the path of an oncoming 2004 Chevrolet on U.S. Highway 62 near Salem.Arkansas State Police Trooper Brandon J. Cook said Thomas was traveling eastbound on U.S. 62 when she failed to negotiate a curve and drove into the oncoming lane and was hit by Scott A. Moody, 37, of Salem.Cook said Moody was taken to St. John’s Medical Center in Springfield, Mo., and Thomas’ body was taken to Barker Funeral Home in Salem.

Lawn mower accident kills 1

September 28, 2009 A 68-year-old Batesville man died at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences hospital Saturday night following a lawn mowing accident, according to Independence County authorities.Sheriff’s Deputy Shawn Stephens said Woodrow Treadway was mowing a lawn along the edge of a bluff on Denison Heights around 9:30 Saturday morning when his riding mower hit the edge of the bluff and he fell off. “Mr. Treadway landed approximately four feet down on a ledge,” Stephens said.