Family & Friends Briefs

July 11, 2008 Benefit auction set for today MELBOURNE - A benefit auction for Mike "Red" Rush will be today beginning at 7 p.m. at the Izard County Fairground.

Sharp County Fair pageants deadline announced

July 11, 2008 ASH FLAT - The deadline for entering the Sharp County Fair pageants is July 22, according to Sue Billiot, organizer. Contestants will be judged on personality, appearance and beauty.

Area Briefs

July 11, 2008 UACCB announces fall registration, orientation

Jacksonport park slates activities

July 11, 2008 JACKSONPORT - Jacksonport State Park has scheduled several upcoming activities. Some charge a fee and other programs may be free.

Suddenlink office reopens

July 11, 2008 Almost a year to the day that a fire destroyed a local cable company, the business celebrated its grand reopening.

Filing period opens for school elections

July 11, 2008 The filing period opens today for candidates for school board positions across the state, but prospective candidates need to be aware that the filing period is shorter than in the past.

New open bore MRI installed

July 11, 2008 White River Medical Center has upgraded the technology of the imaging department with the installation of the Siemens' MAGNETOM Espree Open bore MRI in a state-of-the-art imaging suite in the Joseph