Bagpiper awarded Millin scholarship

September 23, 2011 Elliot Smith, an award-winning bagpiper at Lyon College, has received the first Bill Millin scholarship awarded by the Clan Currie Society.Smith, a junior from Concord, N.H., is a member of the Lyon Pipe Band and a top competitor in piping competitions across the country.The Millin scholarship was established by the Clan Currie Society to go to a student enrolled at Lyon College for the study of piping. Selection of the recipient is made by Lyon based on financial need and personal merit.Smith is earning a degree in music with bagpiping as the primary instrument.

Historic markers repaired

September 23, 2011 Some of the broken and damaged tombstones in Batesville’s historical Oaklawn Cemetery began getting some attention Thursday from the city and Stone-Hance Monument Company.City landscape supervisor Johnathan Abbott said over the years vandals have either pushed over or broken several stone markers in the older section of the cemetery.“Most of them are from the Civil War era and there’s no family to repair them,” Abbott said. “It’s just a shame that someone would do this to a cemetery.”

Club News: Colonial Dames

September 23, 2011 Members of Colonial Dames from Batesville and Melbourne recently attended the National Society Colonial Dames Seventeenth Century, Arkansas State Society Board of Management meeting held in Little Rock.State president Genevieve Paulson of Melbourne and Mary Cooper Miller, state recording secretary, and Dora Kate Lee, president of Marquette and Joliet Chapter, both of Batesville, attended a luncheon meeting at Best Impressions Restaurant in the Arkansas Arts Center. All three are members of the Marquette and Joliet Chapter in Horseshoe Bend.

Service News: Airman Basic Phillip Reeves

September 23, 2011 Airman Basic Phillip Reeves graduated in June from the personnel apprentice course in the 332nd Training Squadron with a perfect score.Reeves, of Batesville, is now training at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, in the F-16 avionic system apprentice course.

Group slates breakfast

September 23, 2011 FLORAL — Midland Elementary will hold a free breakfast at the first meeting of the Midland TEAM from 7:15-8:15 a.m. Tuesday at the cafeteria. The Midland TEAM is a group of parents, teachers, students and community members working together for the school and community. For more information call Dana Sellers at (501) 345-2413.

Main Street Batesville holds luau

September 23, 2011 A luau will be held at 7 p.m. Saturday at Josie’s River Room, located at 50 Riverbank Road in Batesville.Food will be served, and there will be a cash bar. Activities will include music, dancing, an auction and an ugliest Hawaiian shirt contest.Advance tickets are $20. Call (870) 793-4632 to reserve tickets.Proceeds will go to Main Street Batesville.

Women of the Cross hosts “The Hidden Life” conference

September 23, 2011 Women of the Cross Ministries will sponsor “The Hidden Life,” a non-denominational conference, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the river.Speakers will be Annette Parmley, Brandy Shiver and Linda Bastian. Testimonials will be given by Christina Shiver, Dusty Shiver and Kourtney Shiver. Worship will be led by First Church.A free lunch will be served, and prizes will be given away.Those attending should bring lawn chairs.

Pumpkin patch opens Sunday

September 23, 2011 Hope Lutheran School’s pumpkin patch will be open beginning Sunday through Oct. 31.Pumpkins, straw bales and gourds will be available for sale from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday.The school is located at 2415 East Main St. (at the corner of Highway 233 and White Drive) in Batesville.

Car wash to benefit youth group

September 23, 2011 Area youth groups are having a car wash from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at the following locations: First Community Bank in Cave City; Autozone and Southern Tire in Batesville; and Mark Martin Kia in Southside.The car wash is free to the public. The youth groups have pledged to wash 100 cars.

Church holds fellowship service

September 23, 2011 A fellowship service will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at the House of Compassion, located at 115 Chamblee Drive in Batesville.The speaker will be Roy Ford of the New Testament Holiness House of Prayer.Anointed singing, testimonies, healing, miracles and deliverances will be a part of the service, according to a news release.The pastor of the church is Robert Tidwell.The service is open to the public.