Hot Springs Village to host family history workshop

February 15, 2011 HOT SPRINGS VILLAGE — The Akansas Chapter National Society Daughters of the American Revolution and the Village Genealogical Society will host the 2011 Spring Family History Workshop March 26 at the Coronado Center in Hot Springs Village.The featured speaker will be Billie Stone Fogarty. Topics include “Unlocking the Treasures in the National Archives,” “What’s Online That I Shouldn’t Miss,” “Write it or Lose It: Preserving your Family’s History” and “Courthouse Research: Finding the Mother Lode.”

ICARE Paws & Claws plans 8th annual rummage sale

February 15, 2011 MELBOURNE — The eighth annual ICARE Paws & Claws Rummage Sale will be from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 25 and from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 26 at the Izard County Fairgrounds.Donations may be dropped off at the fairgrounds from 1-5 p.m. Sunday, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday and from 2 to 6 p.m. next Tuesday.“This is one of ICARE’s most important fundraisers of the year,” according to a news release. “Tell your friends and relatives to do some bargain shopping and to also consider donating some of their hidden treasures (no large appliances please).”

Butterfly migration is topic

February 15, 2011 FAIRFIELD BAY — The Little Red River Audubon Society will meet at 7 p.m. Feb. 22 at Indian Hill Country Club, 337 Snead Drive, Fairfield Bay.Guest speaker Kathryn Tidwell, interpreter for Woolly Hollow State Park, will discuss “Monarch Butterfly Migration.”A Dutch treat dinner starts at 5:30. There will be a drawing for door prizes also.

T Tauri seeks entries

February 15, 2011 The seventh annual T Tauri Film Festival Young Filmmakers Competition is accepting submissions from students in grades 6-12.

Watercolor workshop offered

February 15, 2011 The Batesville Area Arts Council will host a Water Color Workshop featuring artist Diane Ziemski from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday. Ziemski is self-taught in fine art painting, primarily with watercolors. Her greatest achievement to date is having one of her paintings chosen as a feature in “Splash 11: The Best of Watercolor” series which is distributed worldwide. Her originals are in collections in Baltimore, New Orleans, New York City, Texas, Pennsylvania, Alaska and across Arkansas. She has provided watercolor instruction on the Celebrity and Cunnard cruise lines.

Lecture-Concert Series presents Skip Rutherford

February 15, 2011 Jonesboro — The 2010-11 Lecture-Concert Series at Arkansas State University presents James L. “Skip” Rutherford, dean of the University of Arkansas Clinton School of Public Service, at 7 p.m. Monday at the Reng Student Services Center/Student Union Auditorium.Rutherford will present a lecture, “Politics, Public Service, and Why Results Matter?”

Shooting reported

February 15, 2011 A Monday night shooting is under investigation along with an unrelated robbery this morning, according to Independence County Sheriff Steve Jeffery.Jeffery said the Monday night shooting left one man injured at a residence on Dry Run Circle.He said deputies were dispatched to White River Medical Center around 9:22 p.m. and were told by the unidentified victim that a man tried to rob him at gunpoint.“The victim fought with three subjects and then started running,” Jeffery said. While the man was running, the suspect started shooting at him.

UAFS presents list

February 15, 2011 Fort Smith — The University of Arkansas-Fort Smith has released the Dean’s List for the fall 2010 semester, according to Dr. Ray Wallace, provost and senior vice chancellor.Students with a 4.0 (straight-A) grade point average are marked with an asterisk.Ash Flat — *Tina Goodman.Batesville — Jennifer Sinele.Newark — Julie Johnson and Joshua McIntosh.Sulphur Rock — Candace Scribner.

Scholarship available

February 15, 2011 SALEM — The North Central Arkansas District Fair will award the Billy Ray Nix Memorial Scholarship and two NCA District Fair scholarships to graduating seniors in the North Central District fair area youth who have participated in county, district or state fairs and meet the scholarship criteria are eligible to apply.Scholarship applications are available online at or are available from a local Extension agent or vo-agriculture teacher. Applications must be received by the NCA District Fair by March 1.

DAR essay winners announced

February 15, 2011 The Independence County chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution met Feb. 8 at the Batesville Country Club and honored winners of the chapter’s annual school American History Essay contest. Also present were the students’ parents, teachers and school administrators.Regent Jean Crouch called the meeting to order and after the ritual pledges to the Arkansas and the American flags, the singing of the National Anthem and prayer, a buffet luncheon was served. Crouch then introduced Cecelia Baker, American History chairwoman, who conducted the program.