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.

Agencies aid HB Police in drug bust

May 4, 2011 MELBOURNE — What began as a complaint of theft of services against a Paragound man resulted in felony drug charges against both him and a Horseshoe Bend woman, according to a news release from Izard County Sheriff Tate Lawrence.Deputies of the Izard County Sheriff’s Department and agents of the 16th Judicial Drug Task Force assisted officers of the Horseshoe Bend Police Department in last Wednesday’s arrest of Christopher Roberts, 39, and Margaret Brabon, 36.

Ark. National Guard rescues stranded Boy Scouts

May 4, 2011 LODI — A helicopter and crew from the Arkansas Army National Guard found and rescued a group of six Boy Scouts and their two adult leaders from a remote area of the Ouachita National Forest in southwest Arkansas this morning.The Boy Scout group from Louisiana had been on a weekend camping trip when heavy rains and storms across the state caused flooding of area streams and cut the group off from their trailhead. The rugged terrain, heavy weather and dense forest also cut them off from any type of communication signal to contact authorities or families.

BHS completes sweep of 5A-East soccer titles

May 4, 2011 The Batesville Pioneers joined the Lady Pioneers atop the championship platform for 5A-East Conference high school soccer.They did it with a convincing 4-1 victory over the Vilonia Eagles in Pioneer Stadium on Tuesday. The Eagles were the only team standing between the Pioneers and sole possession of the title.The Eagles came into the match with a 5-1 conference record and a 9-1 overall mark. Their only previous loss was a 2-0 decision at the hands of the Pioneers in Vilonia on April 1.

Strawberry man earns GED

May 4, 2011 LITTLE ROCK — The 25 highest scorers on Arkansas’ General Educational Development tests were honored during a rotunda ceremony on the second floor of the state Capitol at Little Rock in April.Area graduates include Caleb Miller of Strawberry, who studied at University of Community College at Batesville, and Shane Roberts of Beebe, who studied at Arkansas State University-Searcy.

2 awarded scholarships

May 4, 2011 LITTLE ROCK — Two area students were honored during a recent ceremony at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Pharmacy. Vanessa Bradley, daughter of Royce and Carolyn Bradley of Cord, received the College of Pharmacy scholarship. Karen Sibley, daughter of Robert and Cheryl Sibley of Mount Pleasant, received the Rural Pharmacy Practice student loan and scholarship.Both are third-year pharmacy students and attended the University of Arkansas prior to attending the College of Pharmacy.Dean Stephanie F. Gardner presented the awards to the students.

Ozarka holds Phi Theta Kappa students induction

May 4, 2011 MELBOURNE — Ozarka College’s Beta Alpha Eta chapter of Phi Theta Kappa (PTK), a national honor society for students in two-year colleges, inducted new members Friday in the Lecture Hall of the John E. Miller Complex in Melbourne. After PTK advisor Tracie Morris welcomed students and their guests to the ceremony, Ozarka President Dr. Richard Dawe congratulated the new inductees on their educational success and leadership thus far and wished them continued success in their future endeavors. Morris and PTK advisor Pamela McFarlin presented the candidates for induction.