Northern Hodge reunion set

October 6, 2011 The Northern-Hodge family reunion will be from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday at the home of Tim and Theresa Hodge, located at 695 Gainesboro Road.For directions call Gary Lynn Hodge at (870) 897-2112 or Theresa Hodge at (870) 612-3904.

Bradford HS to hold sale

October 6, 2011 BRADFORD — Bradford High School junior class will hold a rummage sale from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.Donations will be accepted.For more information call (501) 344-2607.

VFW Ladies Auxiliary hosts sale

October 6, 2011 CALICO ROCK — The annual Veterans of Foreign Wars Ladies’ Auxiliary rummage sale will be from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the Wilson-Byler Post 7740, located at 401 Park St. in Calico Rock.The sale will include household items, clothing, furniture and knickknacks.All proceeds will go to benefit military veterans and their families.

Flatwoods School schedules homecoming

October 6, 2011 POUGHKEEPSIE — Flatwoods School near Poughkeepsie will have its homecoming Sunday.A church service will begin at 11 a.m. with dinner following at noon.The event is open to the public. Those attending are asked to bring family pictures and other memorabilia to share.For more information call James Bristow at (870) 994-7805 or Jimmy Harrison at (870) 257-4209.

Old-fashioned concert planned

October 6, 2011 BROCKWELL — The Izard County Singing Convention will meet at 2 p.m. Sunday in the music school auditorium at Brockwell.The event, which will feature “old-fashioned Southern gospel music, is free and open to  the public. Attendees are encouraged to bring instruments. For more information call (870) 368-4146 or 368-5012.

Sulphur Rock VFD meeting set

October 6, 2011 SULPHUR ROCK — Sulphur Rock Volunteer Fire Department will hold its annual meeting at 6:30 tonight at the fire station.Everyone in the fire district is asked to attend.

WRPPD sponsors food program

October 6, 2011 White River Planning and Development District Inc. currently sponsors a Child Care Food Program as a means to provide nutritious meals to children enrolled in licensed or registered family child care homes, according to a news release.The Child Care Food Program, funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, is administered through the Arkansas Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Early Childhood Education. The program reimburses family child care providers for meals and snacks served to children when daily requirements are met.

Holocaust survivor to speak

October 6, 2011 MOUNTAIN HOME — Holocaust survivor Jerry Koenig will present a lecture at 6 p.m. Monday in the Vada Sheid Community Development Center on the campus of Arkansas State University at Mountain Home. A question and answer session will follow.Koenig is a member of the Holocaust Museum and Learning Center, which is a department of the Jewish Federation of St. Louis.The lecture, presented by the college’s Department of History, is free and open to the public.Koenig will also address the ASU-Mountain Home campus employees and students at noon Monday.

The Weekend Events

October 6, 2011 Friday• VFW Ladies’ Auxiliary rummage sale, Wilson-Byler Post 7740, 401 Park Street (East on Park Street at Mitchell’s Pharmacy), Calico Rock, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Proceeds benefit veterans and their families.• Clothesline Project display, created by the Arkansas Coalition Against Domestic Violence, Garden Park at Diamond Mall, Horseshoe Bend, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Call (870) 368-3222.• King Biscuit Blues Festival, Cherry Street, Helena beginning at 11:30 a.m. Live music, five stages, featuring Delbert McClinton. Visit

Jim Fenton memorial scholar named

October 6, 2011 MELBOURNE — The Ozarka College Scholarship Committee recently named Bambie Williams as the Jim Fenton Memorial Scholar. The scholarship pays $250 a semester for one year and Williams will be recognized for this award at the fall scholarship reception.Fenton was Ozarka College’s first development officer and passed away in 2005. In Fenton’s memory of his love for education and dedication to the students of Ozarka College, his family established a scholarship in his name through the Ozarka College Foundation.