New Horizons features horticulture, art studies

April 18, 2011 New Horizons Alternative Learning Center is a secondary school of “choice” for students who may require a different approach to accomplish their educational needs and goals.  New Horizons was created in 1994 by the Batesville School District and currently serves 27 students in 7-12 grades.

Storyfest planned at Fairfield Bay

April 18, 2011 FAIRFIELD BAY — The second annual Storyfest will be Saturday at the Fairfield Bay Village Place Mall. Storytellers appearing this year are Willie Claflin, Priscilla Howe, Barbara McBride-Smith and Bobby Norfolk.Tickets can be purchased via or at the gate. Storytelling begins at 10 a.m. All day tickets for adults 16 and over are $15 per person. All others are free. Follow Storyfest on Twitter or e-mail

Arkansas: Unlikely ties to American Taekwondo Assoc.

April 18, 2011 When people think of martial arts, more than likely they are picturing tae kwon do. The discipline comes from Korea and is considered the most popular martial arts in the U.S. A main draw of the sport is the wide range of kicks used. While some other martial arts include kicking techniques, tae kwon do’s strength is founded in it.

Revival kicks off next week

April 18, 2011 NEWARK — Newark Assembly of God will have a revival April 24-27.Services on April 24 are: Sunday school, 9:45 a.m.; worship, 10:45; and evangelistic service, 6 p.m. Services will be at 7 p.m. April 25-27.The evangelist is Tony Burrow of North Little Rock. The church is located at 9450 Harrison St. in Newark. For more information call (870) 799-3325.

Cemetery cleanings set

April 18, 2011 Hopewell CORD — Hopewell Cemetery at Cord cleanup will be at 8 a.m. Wednesday. Those attending are asked to bring tools.Rain date is Saturday.AntiochMELBOURNE — The annual workday for the Antioch Cemetery located east of Zion will be Saturday. Rain date is April 30. Those who are unable to attend but would like to help with a contribution can mail it to Antioch Cemetery Association, c/o Ernestine Marlin, treasurer, P.O. Box 792, Melbourne, AR 72556.

Community School to meet

April 18, 2011 The Community School Inc. Board will meet at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at White River Specialized Industries, 1550 Cottonwood Drive, Batesville.Meetings are open to the public. 

Free carnival scheduled

April 18, 2011 Melbourne — Ozarka College will host its Spring Carnival in Melbourne from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday in front of the John E. Miller Education Complex. The Spring Carnival will be free to Ozarka students, their families and the community.

NCARED holds summit, announces name change

April 18, 2011 Mountain Home — The North Central Arkansas Regional Economic Development (NCARED) Corporation is “re-inventing” itself.The announcement was made during an all-day economic summit meeting held last week on the Arkansas State University-Mountain Home campus. NCARED Board President Dr. Pat Bailey shared plans for the organization to move forward with new vision and energy, as well as a new name: REDI (Regional Economic Development Initiative).

Board to discuss bus purchases

April 18, 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 discussion of 2009-10 audit, school bus purchases, sale of scrap metal items and meal prices.Meetings are open to the public.

Bond sale tops agenda

April 18, 2011 CONCORD — The Concord School Board will meet at 7 tonight to consider approving the sale of second-lien bonds to help finance a cafeteria construction project, according to an agenda for the meeting.In other business the directors will consider letters of resignation from four employees, consider placing two employees on 12-month contracts, consider rehiring classified staff and consider hiring two special education teachers for the 2011-12 school year.