Arnold Spring House ‘still holding secrets’

April 5, 2011 MELBOURNE — Joan Gould, a preservation specialist who measured and documented the Arnold Spring House and Farmstead at Melbourne in 2006 said Sunday that log houses are very important to understanding pioneer times and that the Arnold Spring House in particular adds much to the legacy of northcentral Arkansas.

Calvary announces revival

April 4, 2011 Calvary Baptist Church will have a revival Friday through Sunday.The event will begin with a block party with free food, games and fellowship from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Friday. Revival services will be at 6 p.m. Saturday and at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. Sunday.Ronnie Toon will be the evangelist. Ron Taylor will be the worship leader.The church is located at 18th and Lyon streets in Batesville. For more information visit

Prayer shawl group to meet

April 4, 2011 BETHESDA — The prayer shawl knitting/crotcheting group meets every Thursday at 6 p.m. at Bethesda Campground Methodist Church. Refreshments are served, and all are welcome, according to Joyce Williams.For more information, call Williams at (870) 799-3743.

Southern Raised to perform

April 4, 2011 CAVE CITY — The Southern Raised group from Hurley, Mo., will be in concert at Eastside Baptist Church, Highway 230 East in Cave City at 7 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. Sunday.The event is open to the public.

Recital to be Saturday

April 4, 2011 Organist David Baskeyfield will play at a recital at 11:30 a.m. Saturday at the Christian Science Society, College and 18th streets. Admission will be free and open to the public.The concert, sponsored by the Central Arkansas Chapter of the American Guild of Organists, is the eighth annual concert celebrating the life of Robert Young Ellis.

Man convicted of killing father arrested for drugs

April 4, 2011 SPRINGDALE (AP) — A man who was convicted as a teenager of killing his father with a crossbow has been arrested on a drug charge in Springdale.Justin Trammel, 26, was arrested Friday at a Springdale motel. Police say officers were investigating at tip that Trammell had marijuana in the room.Police say officers used a pass key after Trammell refused to open the room’s door. Police say Trammell ran into a bathroom and locked the door before the officers heard a flushing sound and forced their way into the room.

WRAAA employee retires

April 4, 2011 Phyllis Gouin of Searcy was recently honored with a retirement party after more than 27 years of service to White River Area Agency on Aging Inc. Gouin has seen the agency go through a multitude of changes in her tenure as care manager, then care management director, then regional manager, and finally as community outreach coordinator.

Area dive team gets funds for trailer

April 4, 2011 JONESBORO (AP) — Craighead County emergency management officials are using federal money to buy an equipment trailer for the county sheriff office’s dive team.Besides the Independence County dive team, Craighead County is the only other one in northeast Arkansas and is often called to assist authorities in other jurisdictions.County emergency management director David Moore says the $5,000 trailer was paid for using federal grant money.

Mayan prophecy inspires former UALR chancellor

April 4, 2011 LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Anyone who saw the movie trailer for “2012” has a notion of the Hollywood vision of what happens when the Mayan long-count calendar ends.Disintegrating skyscrapers, roiling oceans and flaming meteors filled the screen of the 2009 disaster action flick starring John Cusack.As Jim Young, former chancellor of the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, sat in a movie theater watching a “2012” preview, the film’s premise irritated him.