Revival to be held next week

June 8, 2011 New Hope Cumberland Presbyterian Church will host a revival at 7 p.m. Sunday through Tuesday.Dr. Thomas Campbell, pastor of Calico Rock Cumberland Presbyterian Church, will be the evangelist. Campbell is the former director of the program of alternate studies at Bethel College. He earned a degree from Bethel College and Cumberland Presbyterian Theological Seminary and two degrees from Brite Divinity School at Texas Christian University in Fort Worth. He is a published author.A meal will be served each night at 6.The church is located at 3655 Bethesda Road.

BHS class of ’46 to have reunion

June 8, 2011 The Batesville High School class of 1946 will celebrate its 65-year reunion on Saturday. The classes of ’45, ’47 and ’48 have also been invited, according to Laverl Moore Mason.Registration begins at 10:30 a.m. at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church annex, also known as the old “Pioneer Playhouse,” Mason said. Lunch will be catered by Elizabeth’s Restaurant.

Sharp Co. Fair pageants set

June 8, 2011 ASH FLAT — Several beauty pageants will be held in conjunction with the Sharp County Fair, which will be July 26-30 at the fairgrounds on Fairgrounds Road just off U.S. Highway 167 about four miles south of Ash Flat, said pageant director Sue Billiot.“To enter any of the county fair pageants you must be a resident of Sharp County or attend a school in Sharp County,” she said. “We are sanctioned by the Arkansas State Fair Queen Pageant so their general rules also apply to our fair.”

Drug court recognizes grad

June 8, 2011 Independence County Drug Court recently held a ceremony in honor of its most recent graduate. Participant Tresia Webster graduated from the program on May 23. More than 30 non-violent offenders who qualify for drug court are enrolled in the program as opposed to serving time in jail. Requirements include five phases of education and treatment like daily or weekly drug testing and court appearances.Independ-ence County Drug Court was established in October 2003 by Judge John Kemp, who also presides over the programs in Cleburne, Stone, Izard and Fulton counties.

Drought likely to impact cattle markets for years

June 8, 2011 STILLWATER, Okla. — The ongoing drought in the Southern Plains and surrounding regions is having immediate market impacts and, with each passing day is increasingly likely to have multi-year impacts in the future.It is difficult to determine the exact impacts of the drought but some indications are emerging. The contrast between beef cow slaughter nationally and in the drought region clearly indicates that the impacts are significant.

Top fundraisers named

June 8, 2011 Eagle Mountain Magnet Elementary recently raised a total of $3,000 for Hoops for Hearts and Jump Rope for Hearts fundraisers.  The top fundraisers in each category were fourth-grader Quinton Russell, who raised $210 for Hoops for Hearts, and second-grader Owen Lien, who raised $150 for Jump Rope for Hearts.

Four Calico Rock students awarded

June 8, 2011 CALICO ROCK — Four Calico Rock High School students received the Arkansas Student Achievement award from the Arkansas American College Test council for their performance on the pre-ACT assessment.  Students include Keeley Wooten, daughter of Chris and Ann Wooten; Jeremy Reynolds, son of Jay and Karen Reynolds; Dylan Hamby, son of Greg and Terri Hamby; and Jesse Hicks, son of Russell and Carol Hicks.

Cossey receives A-State scholarship

June 8, 2011 JONESBORO — Alex Cossey, a graduate of Cave City High School, has accepted an A-State Scholar scholarship to attend Arkansas State University in Jonesboro this fall.During high school, Cossey’s achievements and activities included awards in English, algebra I and II, and being an honor graduate. Cossey recovered from an auto accident on Aug. 28, 2009 that left him paralyzed from the chest down. After six months in the hospital, he still graduated with his class with a 4.02 grade point and ranked second in his class.

GAP hold meeting

June 8, 2011 Batesville School District’s Grandparents As Parents group will meet at noon Thursday in the resource room of the Early Learning and Enrichment Center, 1900 Lyon St. This meeting is for any relative who is helping raise a child in their care. Lunch will be served and door prizes given.

Bethesda Day set for Saturday

June 8, 2011 BETHESDA — The theme for Saturday’s Bethesda Day is: “Bethesda Day Just Lovin it,” according to a news release.The annual community celebration is hosted by the Bethesda Community Center. Bethesda Day activities begin with the grand parade at 10 a.m. All parade entries need to be at the Bethesda Methodist Church by 9:30 a.m. for lineup.The community center is sponsoring the $20 and $10 cash prizes for the two best floats.