Recital set for Saturday

May 24, 2011 Weston Music Studio will hold its semi-annual music recital festival Saturday in Independence Hall on the campus of the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville.The spring theme is expressive music, and a great variety of composers and styles will be represented.Approximately 65 area students of Weston Music Studio, Clair’s Studio and other associated student teachers will present recitals at 3 and 6 p.m.

Cave City class of ’66 to have reunion

May 24, 2011 CAVE CITY ­—  Cave City High School Class of 1966 will have its 45-year reunion May 28.The group will meet from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Cave City Middle School cafeteria and at 5:30 p.m. at Caudel Family Restaurant (formerly Western Sizzlin’) in Batesville.

Charlotte EHC

May 24, 2011 CHARLOTTE — The Charlotte Extension Homemakers club met May 17 down by Dota Creek in Charlotte. Members hunted thin rectangle rocks to be taken to the nursing home to be painted for their craft project May 30. After that they sat by the creek and read the inspirational and the thought for the month.Roll call was done by naming a song with a boy’s name in it. The program “Fashion Sense” reviewed such topics as dressing for any age as well as more specified dressing for women ages 30 to 80-plus and what not to were for those ages.

TOPS meets

May 24, 2011 The Batesville chapter of TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) #542, a weight loss club, meets at every Thursday at Ruddell Hill Baptist Church annex at 805 Bethesda Road.Weigh in begins at 9:30 a.m. with the meeting at 10.For more information regarding the club and its activities, call Laverne O’Donnell at (870) 6981388.

FutureFuel trades on NYSE

May 24, 2011 ST. LOUIS — On March 8, FutureFuel Corp.  announced the pending listing of its common stock on the New York Stock Exchange. The company will be trading under the symbol “FF.”FutureFuel Corp. was created in 2005. In 2006, it purchased FutureFuel Chemical Company (formerly named “Eastman SE, Inc.”), the owner and operator of a chemical and biodiesel manufacturing facility. Since then, it has worked to become a leader in the U.S. biofuel industry, while maintaining the Batesville facility’s status as a specialty chemical manufacturer.

Popular café reopens in Mount Pleasant

May 24, 2011 MOUNT PLEASANT — With new owners/management, new decorative motif and of course a new menu, the Bluebird Express (formerly Blue Bird Café) in Mount Pleasant is open six days a week with a full menu for every meal. And, there are daily specials at each meal too.Bluebird Express was recently opened by Ricky and Jessica Engles to offer residents of the Mount Pleasant community and travelers along Highway 69 a place to get a home-cooked type meals at a fair price in a friendly atmosphere.

Technical certificates, certificates of proficiency presented

May 24, 2011 MELBOURNE — Ozarka College recently presented technical certificates and certificates of proficiency to a number of graduates at its recent commencement.Technical Certificates Automotive Service TechnologyMelbourne — Cody N. Jackson (cum laude), John E. BurchettSage — Lisa Schreiner (magna cum laude)Salem — Thomas A. Musgrove, Christopher W. Sims Viola —Roman M. Mabes (magna cum laude)Culinary Arts Leslie — Kayla Graham (magna cum laude)Melbourne — Michael W. WorchPineville — Phillip C. Casey

Ozarka announces grads earning associate degrees

May 24, 2011 MELBOURNE — Ozarka College held its graduation May 12.Students completing their studies with an overall grade point average of 3.75 or higher in a certificate or associate degree program are designated as graduating magna cum laude. Students who earned a GPA of 3.50 to 3.74 graduated cum laude. Graduates are as follows:Associate of Arts in TeachingAsh Flat — Angela L. Goodman (magna cum laude)Cherokee Village — Jennifer L. Gotte (magna cum laude), Rebecca A. Vander Vort, Bethanie L. Wallace

Bethesda EHC Club News

May 23, 2011 BETHESDA — Eleven members of the Bethesda Extension Homemaker Club met at the Bethesda Fire Station on May 16 for their monthly meeting.The meeting began with recital of the American flag pledge and the Homemakers’ Creed. This was followed by roll call — naming the title of a song with a boy’s name in it. Some of the answers given included “Oh Danny Boy,” “Father Abraham,” “Hang Down Your Head Tom Dooley,” “Billy Boy,” “Johnny Reb” and “When Johnny Comes Marching Home.”

BRTC students to use Williams Library

May 23, 2011 WALNUT RIDGE — The library at Black River Technical College will be closed this summer to recover from flood damage, but Williams Baptist College has agreed to help BRTC students in the meantime. WBC’s Felix Goodson Library will provide full services to BRTC students through the summer terms.Much of BRTC’s Pocahontas campus, including its library, was damaged during severe flooding this spring. The WBC campus, which is at Walnut Ridge, was not affected by the flooding. The two colleges are about a ten minute drive from each other.