Audubon society to meet

May 16, 2011 FAIRFIELD BAY — The Little Red River Audubon Society will present “Ancient, Exotic and Colorful Turkey,” a photographic presentation by Dr. Mark Davis about his travels through Turkey, from Istanbul to different parts of the country including the beautiful mountains. The meeting will be at 7 p.m. May 24 at Indian Hills Country Club in Fairfield Bay.A Dutch treat dinner begins at 5:30. Door prizes will be awarded. The event is open to the public.

Church to host benefit for cancer patient

May 16, 2011 Ramsey Heights Baptist Church will host a benefit for cancer patient Charlie Saucier from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday. The church is located at 449 Heber Springs Road, Batesville.There will be a barbecue starting at 11 a.m., bake sale and yard sale. Saucier, 27, is the grandson of Clarence Lusk. He is married with two children and unable to work while he is undergoing his treatments, according to Glenda James.

Beatles music to be performed at Music in the Mountains Show

May 16, 2011 HORSESHOE BEND — This month’s Music in the Mountains Show will include the MITM regulars, and a variety of music and guests.The show will be at 6 p.m. Saturday at the Horseshoe Bend Theatre, located in the lower Diamond B Mall, Horseshoe Bend. The Hwy 289 Band will perform a number of early Beatles era music, like “She Loves You,” “Twist and Shout,” “When I Saw Her Standing There” and many others. “Attendees of the show are encouraged to get out those bell-bottoms, flower child memorabilia, and get in to the mood of the era,” a news release states.

Church offers gospel music

May 16, 2011 BANNER ­— Mount Zion Baptist Church, located on Highway 87 South in Banner, will have an “ol’ front porch” gospel music performance at 6 p.m. Saturday.Snacks and fellowship will follow. Donations will be taken.The event is open to the public.

School reunion open to all

May 16, 2011 PLEASANT GROVE — Pleasant Grove School Reunion will be from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Pleasant Grove Community Center.Those attending are asked to bring their favorite dish and pictures and photograph albums to share.For more information call Shirley Blackwell at (870) 652-3258 or Velma Ford at 652-3429.The event is open to the public.

Reeves Pine Grove Cemetery workday set

May 16, 2011 GUION — Reeves Pine Grove Cemetery, located on Highway 58 West (Guion Road) will hold its annual work day at 8 a.m. Saturday. All those who have family members buried there are encouraged to help with the cleanup of the grounds and the building.In case of rain, the work day will be May 28.The annual Memorial Day service will be May 29. The worship service will be at 11 a.m. Billy Brooks will be the speaker. A potluck will follow on the grounds.Quillen Edwards will sing in the afternoon music service. The event is open to the public.

Cities to get free medical

May 16, 2011 Arkansas Medical 2011 will be offering free services next month in several communities in the state.Hours will be from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. June 8-18 at the following sites:• Wynne, 800 E. Jackson Ave.• Marianna, 593 Highway 243• Helena-West Helena, Delta Area Health Education Center, 1393 Highway 242 South• McGehee, 901 Holly St.• Eudora, 2420 N. Highway 65.

Greers Ferry Lake: Perfect for year-round fishing

May 16, 2011 GREERS FERRY — Sitting in JR’s Hickory House in the town of Greers Ferry with plates full of fried catfish, okra, fries and a hamburger on the table in front of us, Bill Dennis said, “Tomorrow morning we’ll start off throwing a jig.”

Community School to meet

May 16, 2011 The Community School Inc. School Board will meet at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at White River Specialized Industries, 1550 Cottonwood Drive, Batesville.Meetings are open to the public.

Cedar Ridge to consider expulsion

May 16, 2011 NEWARK —  The Cedar Ridge School Board will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the central office board room at Newark. Agenda items include recognitions, policy recommendations and a student expulsion.