Kentucky Derby party serves as fundraiser

May 4, 2011 White River Medical Center will host its annual Kentucky Derby party at 3:30 p.m. Saturday in the Rogers Conference Center.The horse races will be televised on large-screen television sets. Food and drinks will be provided, and a silent auction will be held.Tickets are $50 per person. To make reservations, call Gwenda Dobbs at (870) 262-1481 or (870) 307-5466.The event is a fundraiser for the hospital’s women’s services.

Spay/neuter clinic set for low-income families

May 4, 2011 The Humane Society of Independence County is sponsoring a spay/neuter clinic for companion animals of low-income families.A tentative date has been set for May 24. The cost for the sterilization is $30. Bev Finch said the humane society set aside some of the money from the recent Trivia Night to sponsor this low-income spay/neuter clinic. The clinic is for families with household income of less than $25,000 and proof of income will be required.

Bunco Blitz scheduled

May 4, 2011 Bunco Blitz is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Batesville Country Club. The registration fee is $25 and includes refreshments. Proceeds from the event will fund scholarships for Kids’ College at the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville.Area businesses have donated prizes such as jewelry, tanning or toning package, haircuts, hair products, gym membership, tote with free engraving, hand-painted wine glass, bottles of wine, a bean bag and more. To sign up, call Tina Paul at (870) 612-2016.

Account set up for Paul Kelly

May 4, 2011 An account has been established for the family of Paul D. Kelly at Citizens Bank of Batesville to help with medical and other expenses. Kelly died Tuesday after a sudden critical illness.Mailed donations should be addressed to: For the benefit of Paul D. Kelly family, Citizens Bank, P.O. Box 2156, Batesville, AR 72503-2156.

Donations sought for Ala. victims

May 4, 2011 MOUNT PLEASANT — Providence Missionary Baptist Church in Mount Pleasant is organizing a relief for the victims of the Alabama tornadoes. Donations will be received from 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Friday at Treasure Island Gymnastics and Tae Kwon Do located at 30 Quarry B Road, Batesville, near the recycling center. Items specifically needed include: bottled water, canned or non-perishable foods, new under clothes, toiletries, hair dryers, toothbrushes, shaving kits, razors, etc. Any monetary donations should be made out to Florence Boulevard Baptist Church.

Calico museum halfway to meeting Kerr challenge

May 4, 2011 CALICO ROCK — The Calico Rock Museum Foundation is half way toward meeting the challenge issued by the Kerr Foundation. In April, the Kerr Foundation of Oklahoma City awarded the museum a $2,000 grant — if they raised $4,000 first. In the first two weeks of the challenge, the foundation has raised $2,000. Half of this money came from a local couple, said foundation comptroller Gloria Gushue.

Art, music to be featured

May 4, 2011 MELBOURNE — The Melbourne High School music department will present a free art exhibit and music program from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesday.Student artwork will be on display at the student union. Refreshments will be served. Music performances will be presented at the high school cafeteria. The event is open to the public.

EHC planning spring meeting

May 4, 2011 The Spring Extension Homemakers Council meeting will be held May 13 at 1770 Myers St. in Batesville. Registration will begin at 9:30 a.m.Officers for 2011-13 will be installed, and a potluck lunch will be served.Clubs helping with the meeting are: registration, FANS-Cord; hostess, Union Hill-Thida; and table decorations, Charlotte.

Singing slated for Sunday

May 4, 2011 PINEVILLE — The Izard County Singing will be held Sunday at Wises Chapel Baptist Church in Pineville. For more information, call Mike Haney at (870) 368-4141 or Anna Floyd at 368-5012.

Community offers fish, chicken

May 4, 2011 HUTCHINSON MOUNTAIN — The Hutchinson Mountain Community Center will host a fish and chicken dinner from 3-7:30 p.m. Friday.The all-you-can-eat buffet, including dessert and drink will be $9 for adults and $5 for children 11 and under.