Ozarka College offers child care orientation

July 7, 2009 Melbourne — Ozarka College will offer a course in child care orientation training (CCOT) in July at the main campus in Melbourne. This training is being offered in partnership with the Division of Child Care and Early Childhood Education of the Arkansas Department of Human Services and the University of Arkansas. This program is recommended for child care personnel with little or no training in a child care setting. Graduates from the CCOT course are also eligible to apply for Child Development scholarships applicable for further training offered by Ozarka College.

School board receives update

July 7, 2009 NEWARK — Jack Truemper with Stephens Inc. provided a financial update on the district’s investments and debt at the June 16 Cedar Ridge School Board meeting.

Three hurt in four-vehicle crash

July 7, 2009  A four-truck crash this morning sent three people to White River Medical Center with injuries that Arkansas State Police Trooper David Jones said weren’t believed to be life threatening.Jones said the accident happened around 8 a.m. on Highway 233 (East Main Street) just north of Batesville when a Dodge pickup, going northbound and driven by John Downs II, 49, of Cave City, stopped in the highway and was struck from behind by a Chevrolet pickup driven by 26-year-old Justin Bell of Batesville.

Workshop to feature dulcimers

July 7, 2009 MOUNTAIN VIEW — The Ozark Folk Center in Mountain View is hosting a four-day Mountain Dulcimer Workshop July 20-23. The event will feature Steve Eulberg of Fort Collins, Colo., teaching intermediate/advanced students, Margaret Wright of Kennard, Texas, teaching beginning/intermediate students, and Judy Klinkhammer of Mountain View, teaching new player/beginner students.

Music hall to host Patsy Cline show

July 7, 2009 Calico Rock — The Calico Rock Music Hall will host a special tribute at 7 p.m. Saturday to country great Patsy Cline featuring area talent Donna Wilson and her husband, Bud. Donna Wilson has been performing since she was a child. At age 7, she recorded her first album, which received local play. She had two recordings that made the Billboard Top 100 chart in the mid ’70s, the second climbing all the way to No. 27.

T Tauri Film Fest winners named

July 7, 2009 The fifth T Tauri Film Festival award winners have been announced. The winners will be screened and awards presented on Aug. 1 at Independence Hall on the campus of the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville.One hundred forty-five entries were received and judged by a peer jury that included students in the Lyon College APPLE Upward Bound program, as well as students in the summer Understanding Film class at UACCB. Four of nine awards go to Arkansas projects. The winners are:

Area Briefs

July 7, 2009 ICARE to host clinicMelbourne — The Izard County Animal Rescue Effort in conjunction with the AFA (Arkansans for Animals) will be hosting a low-cost spay and neuter clinic on July 21-23 at the Izard County Fairgrounds in Melbourne. To schedule a dog or cat, call ICARE at (870) 368-5000. Senior interns for Rep. Berry

ASU-Newport pins nurses

July 7, 2009 NEWPORT — Arkansas State University-Newport’s Practical Nursing Program celebrated the completion of coursework and clinical training by 18 students with a Capping and Pinning Ceremony on July 2. The ceremony was held in the Student/Community Center on the ASUN campus and was followed by a reception hosted by Newport Nursing and Rehab, Lindley Healthcare and Harris Hospital.

Collins-Smith announces for state seat

July 7, 2009 POCAHONTAS — Linda Collins-Smith of Pocahontas resigned her position on the Arkansas Ethics Commission, a post to which she was appointed in 2008 by former Senate President Pro Tem Jack Critcher, to run for state representative in District 80.