Family & Friends Briefs

July 25, 2008 Bethesda to hold VBS BETHESDA - Bethesda Campground United Methodist Church will host vacation Bible school from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Monday through Aug. 1 for preschool through sixth grade.

Sweet Surrender to perform

July 25, 2008 CALICO ROCK - Sweet Surrender will perform at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Calico Rock Music Hall, located at the junctions of state highways 5 and 56.

Girl collects money for St. Jude children

July 25, 2008 A girl with a big heart is asking people for donations to help the children at St. Jude Children's Hospital. She is set up at Flash Market in Batesville across from Quiznos today.

Scrap yard owner helps in theft crackdown

July 25, 2008 Scrap metal collectors who steal copper wire, railroad materials and other metal items are not welcome at J.W. Walker and Sons Scrap Metal Yard in Batesville.

Archer pleads

July 25, 2008 MIAMI (AP) - An Arkansan, one of two men accused of killing four people aboard a fishing charter last year, pleaded guilty Thursday in exchange for an agreement that prosecutors will not seek the de

Rascal Flatts wife to judge pageants

July 25, 2008 The wife of one of the members of country supergroup Rascal Flatts will make an appearance in Batesville at the White River Water Carnival - six years after the group headlined the very same event.

Shepherd to perform

July 25, 2008 There may not have been anything that "Sounds So Good" as playing on the Grand Ole Opry earlier this month, but Ashton Shepherd will perform that hit and others when she takes the stage at the 65t