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This article was originally published April 18, 2013 at 12:00 a.m. Updated April 17, 2013 at 12:34 p.m.

April 18

Mesh Wreath Class

BATESVILLE — The University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville’s Community and Technical Education Division will offer Make Your Own Mesh Wreath from 6-8 p.m. in Room 803 of the Row Johns Building. The class will provide instruction on making a mesh wreath out of poly deco mesh netting. Deann Castleberry, owner of the Ivory Owl on Harrison Street in Batesville, will teach the class. The cost, including a supply fee, is $40. Participants may bring their own accessories, such as ribbon, balls or other decorative items, for their wreaths. For more information or to register, call (870) 612-2082 or visit and click on “Programs & Services,” then “Community & Technical Education.” Senior citizens older than 60 will receive a 20 percent discount.

Republican Women Committee Meeting

SEARCY — The White County Republican Women Committee will meet at 7 p.m. at Harding Place, 801 S. Benton St. Businessman and gubernatorial candidate Curtis Coleman will be the featured speaker. The public is invited.

Movie Night

JACKSONVILLE — The Esther D. Nixon Library will show the film Flight, rated R, at 5 p.m.

Symphonic Band Concert

BEEBE — The Arkansas State University-Beebe Department of Music will present the Symphonic Band in concert at 7:30 p.m. at the Owen Center Theater. Under the direction of Brent Bristow, the band will perform works by Larry Clark, Brian Balmages, Roland Barrett, Gary D. Ziek, Samuel Hazo and John Mackey. The Owen Center Theater is at 910 Pecan St. The concert is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Bristow at (501) 882-4474 or

Hershey Track and Field Games

JACKSONVILLE — The Hershey Track and Field Games, for children ages 9-14, will be held at 4:30 p.m. at Jacksonville High School. Participants will compete in basic track and field events for a chance to take part in the annual North American Final Meet held in Hershey, Pa. In case of rain, the competition will be rescheduled for April 25. For more information, call (501) 982-4171.

April 19

Vocal Recital

BATESVILLE — Joshua Palmer will give his senior recital at 7:30 p.m. in the Bevens Music Room in Brown Chapel at Lyon College. Palmer will perform vocal and choral works by Franz Schubert. For more information, call Chandra Huston at (870) 307-7488.

Heroes for Health

CABOT — The Cabot Lions Club will hold its second Heroes for Health 1K Run/Walk at 6:30 p.m. at the Panther Stadium track. The event, held to raise awareness of diabetes and increases in childhood obesity, is a nontimed, noncompetitive fun run for children ages 4-12. Children are encouraged to wear their favorite superhero costume. Registration and packet pickup will begin at 5:30 p.m., along with on-field sport demonstrations. The nonrefundable entry fee is $10 per child. For registration forms, contact Shelia DeArmond at (501) 985-4039 or

Ward Chamber Awards Banquet

WARD — The Ward Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual awards banquet at Grace Community Church, 30 Second St. A social hour will begin at 6 p.m., followed by dinner at 7. Tickets are $25 per person or $175 for a table of eight. For more information, call Sharon Roberts at (501) 743-4395 or Chris Mann at (501) 941-9987.

April 20

Miss Pioneer Day Pageant

MELBOURNE — The Melbourne Lions Club will sponsor the 2013 Miss Pioneer Day Pageant, for girls up to 19 years old, at 2 p.m. at the John E. Miller Auditorium on the Ozarka College campus in Melbourne. Doors will open at 1 p.m. Participants are asked to submit photogenic pictures with a pageant entry form by Friday, as these will be judged prior to the day of the pageant. The entry fee is $15, and the photogenic fee is $10.

Music in the Mountains Show

HORSESHOE BEND — The Music in the Mountains Show Highway 289 Band will kick off its spring performances at 6 p.m., along with a variety of talent, at the Horseshoe Bend Theatre in the Diamond B Mall. Headlining this month’s show will be Penny Wolfe, Robert Hutcheson, Bonnie Sweet, Amy Clemmons Brown and the Music in the Mountain cast. Among this month’s guests will be Batesville native Chelsea Savage. Hamburgers and hot dogs will be grilled starting at 5 p.m. Admission is by donation, and concessions will be available. The theater is at 811 Second St. For more information, call (870) 373-3303.

Main Street Searcy Farmers’ Market

SEARCY — The Main Street Searcy Farmers’ Market will open for the season 8 a.m. at the market’s new location on the Searcy Courthouse Square. Farmers will be on the east side of the Courthouse Square until noon or until products are sold out. There will be a variety of Arkansas-grown produce, plants, baked goods, farm-fresh eggs, jellies, handmade soaps and U.S. Department of Agriculture-certified meat available. The market also offers assorted woodwork and other arts and crafts items throughout the summer from 8 a.m. to noon Saturdays, and at 5 p.m. Tuesdays. To sell items at the market, call the Main Street office at (501)279-900 or email

Ladies Guild Yard Sale

HORSESHOE BEND — The Ladies Guild Yard Sale will be held from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. in St. Mary of the Mount Parish Hall at First and Church streets. After 1 p.m., all items will be 50 percent off, and there will also be a bag sale. For more information, call Carol at (870) 297-8926 or Deaun at (870) 670-5083.

Gospel Concert

MCRAE — The Hannahs will be in concert at 7 p.m. at 16th Section Church on Arkansas 267 South. There is no cost for admission, but a love offering will be taken. The public is invited. For more information, call (501) 454-3250.

Senior Recital

BATESVILLE — Mezzo soprano Diana Turnbo will give her senior recital at 7:30 p.m. in the Bevens Music Room in Brown Chapel at Lyon College. Turnbo will perform works by Bach, Bizet, Debussy, Faure, Rossini and Schumann. For more information, call Chandra Huston at (870) 307-7488.

Plant Sale

BATESVILLE — The Independence County Master Gardeners will hold their annual plant sale from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Armory, 1690 White Drive. The sale will include flowering annuals, perennials, herbs, bulbs, bushes, trees and indoor plants. Master Gardeners will be on hand to offer advice on plant selection and gardening techniques. Proceeds from the sale will fund Master Gardener activities, including designing, planting and maintaining public gardens in the Batesville area. For more information about the sale or other Master Gardener programs, call Suzanne Coots at (870) 698-0415.

Beauty Pageant

JUDSONIA — The Little Miss and Mr. Providence Natural Beauty Pageant will be held at 11 a.m. at the White County Central Auditorium, 3259 Arkansas 157. The pageant is for girls and boys up to age 18. Every participant will win a prize. The entry fee is $25, or $20 when registering early. The dress code is “Sunday best.” Light makeup will be allowed for ages 10 and up. Admission is $1 at the door. Proceeds will go to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. For more information, call Keisha at (501) 593-1553, Ashley at (501) 368-8812 or Caitlin at (501) 283-1353, or email

Day Lily Sale

SEARCY — The White County Day Lily Society will hold a day lily sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the parking lot of Simmons First Bank on Main Street. For more information, call society president Colleen Massengale at (501) 268-3711.

Buddy Bass Tournament

HORSESHOE BEND — The Box Hound Marina and Resort will host the Dogwood Days Buddy Bass Tournament from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Gates will open at 5:30 a.m. Proceeds from the tournament will go to the Friends of Horseshoe Bend Animals Spay/Neuter Fund. The entry fee is $50 per boat and $10 per team. For more information, call (870) 670-4496 or (888) 829-5440, or email

Car and Truck Show

JACKSONVILLE — The Jacksonville Boys and Girls Club will hold its 13th annual Car and Truck Show fundraiser from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Goodsell Truck Accessories, 401 Municipal Drive. Parking spaces will be available for cars for sale, as well as swap-meet spaces. There will be free dash plaques for the first 100 entries. All trucks and cars will be accepted. For more information, call (501) 982-2245.

Horse Show

HEBER SPRINGS — The Mountain Top Cowboy Church in Heber Springs will begin its 2013 Heber Springs Horse Show season at the Cleburne County Fairgrounds, 880 Bittle Road. The shows will include Peewee, Buckaroo, Junior and Senior Division contestants competing in horsemanship and speed events such as keyhole, golf-ball drop, pole bending, flags, speed, barrels and more. The gates will open at 5:30 p.m., and registration will end at 6:30. Negative Coggins tests are required and will be checked. Dress is casual: boots, jeans or pants, shirts with long or short sleeves are required. Shorts, capris, sleeveless tops and tank tops will not be allowed. No stallions are allowed, and alcoholic beverages will not be permitted. Admission is $2 for adults and $1 for kids. Entry fees are $5 per class entered, not to exceed $15. Concessions and bleachers will be available. For an entry form or more information, call Linda at (501) 940-7892 or email

Saturday Game Play

JACKSONVILLE — The Esther D. Nixon Library will hold a Saturday Game Play at 2:30 p.m. There will be games on the XBox, Nintendo Wii and board games. Snacks will be provided.

Tractor Show and Swap Meet

PANGBURN — The Little Red River Flywheelers Antique Tractor Club will have its annual Spring Tractor Show and Swap Meet from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Pangburn City Park. Admission is free. There will also be a parade, music and vendors. Awards will be given for winners in a car show.

Flea Market

HARDY — The Spring River Presbyterian Women will hold their annual flea market from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Spring River Presbyterian Church, 151 Wahpeton Hill Road. Sale items will include clothing, kitchenware, linens, tools, toys and more. Lunch will be served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Proceeds from the sale will support mission projects. For more information, call the church at (870) 856-3426 or visit

April 21

Open House

SEARCY — Rolling Thunder, Chapter 2 Arkansas, will host an open house at 3 p.m. at the Lightle Center, 2200 Moore St. There will be door prizes, drinks and snacks. The public is invited to attend.

Flute Choir Concert

BATESVILLE — Lyon College will present a flute choir spring concert at 4 p.m. in the Bevens Music Room of Brown Chapel at Lyon College. The flute choir, under the direction of Laura Stinson, will perform works by Bach, Bizet, Debussy, Grieg and Claude-Michel Schoenberg. For more information, contact Chandra Huston at (870) 307-7488.

April 22

Cabot AARP Meeting

CABOT — The Cabot AARP chapter will hold its monthly program and potluck supper at 6 p.m. at the Cabot Senior Center, 600 N. Grant. Members and prospective members are encouraged to attend.

Student Recital

BATESVILLE — Lyon College students will give a recital at 7:30 p.m. in the Bevens Music Room in Brown Chapel at Lyon College. The students will perform a variety of vocal and instrumental selections. For more information, contact Chandra Huston at (870) 307-7488.

Golf Tournament

JACKSONVILLE — The Citizens Police Alumni Association will sponsor a three-man-scramble golf tournament Monday at the Southern Oaks County Club. Proceeds will be used to furnish the kitchen at the new public safety building. Hole sponsors and teams are needed. For more information, contact Bob Colford at (501) 258-9269.

Family/Earth Day Celebration

NEWPORT — Arkansas State University-Newport will host a Renewable Energy Technology Family/Earth Day Celebration, beginning with registration at 10 a.m., followed by an official welcome at 10:30 a.m. and a renewable-energy demonstration and lab tour at 11. Lunch will be provided at 12:30 p.m. To attend, RSVP by Monday to Jack Osier at (870) 512-7843 or

Orchestra Concert

SEARCY — The Harding University-Community Orchestra, under the baton of Michael Chance, will present a free special concert at 7 p.m. in the Harding University Auditorium. The concert will feature “Andante Moderato” from Brahms’ Symphony No. 4, as well as the world premiere of Dreams, by Harding student composer Cesar Beitia, a native of Venezuela.

April 23

NAMI Meeting

SEARCY — The National Alliance on Mental Illness will meet at 6 p.m. in the Cypress Room of White County Medical Center South. The support group is free to anyone who is a caregiver or consumer. For more information, call Pat at (501) 268-7686

Wind Ensemble Concert

SEARCY — The Harding University Wind Ensemble, under the baton of Michael Chance, will present a free special concert at 7 p.m. in the Harding University Auditorium. The concert will feature the music of American and Italian composers. Selections will include Toccata, by early Baroque Italian composer Girolamo Frescobaldi; “Apollo Unleashed” from Symphony No. 2 by Frank Tichelli; movements 1, 2 and 3, from the Southern Harmony Suite by Donald Grantham, and “Liberty Fanfare” by John Williams, with special narration by Matt Dobson.

Basic Computer Class

JACKSONVILLE — There will be a Basic Computers for Beginners class at noon at the Esther D. Nixon Library. Registration is required and can be done at the library.

Community Health Event

BATESVILLE — White River Medical Center in Batesville will host a free community health-education event on weight management from noon to 1 p.m. in Conference Room B of the Josephine Raye Rogers Center for Women and Imaging. WRMC Cardiac Rehab Supervisor Jennifer Coleman will be the guest speaker. Lunch will be provided.

Poetry Slam

JACKSONVILLE — A poetry slam will be held at 6 p.m. at the Esther D. Nixon Library. Registration, which can be done at the library, is required. Categories are for age 10 and older. The winner is eligible for entry into the Arkansas Literary Festival Poetry Competition.

The Nixon Book Worms

JACKSONVILLE — The Nixon Book Worms will meet at 6:30 p.m. at the Esther D. Nixon Library. The group will discuss Eleanor Brown’s book Weird Sisters.

Poetry Workshop

BATESVILLE — Writer-in-residence Andrea Hollander will lead a poetry-writing workshop at 7:30 p.m. in the Bevens Music Room of Brown Chapel at Lyon College. Students in the workshop will read new poems created during the semester. Hollander is the author of four full-length poetry collections.

April 24

Author Presentation

BATESVILLE — Educator and author Mike Schmoker will lead a presentation on Focus: Elevating the Essentials to Radically Improve Student Learning at 4:30 p.m. in Independence Hall at the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville. The public is invited to attend. Schmoker’s presentation will be based on his latest book, which shares the same title. He has served as keynote speaker at hundreds of events and has consulted for school districts and education departments throughout the U.S., Canada and Australia. For more information, call (870) 793-6831.

Searcy Driver Safety Course

SEARCY — The PrimesTimes of White County Medical Center will host an AARP Driver Safety Course from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Hubach Center. Those attending are asked to arrive early to fill out paperwork for the course and to park behind the hospital off Moore Street. The instructor will be Bill Mizell. The cost of the course is $12 for AARP members and $14 for nonmembers. To register for the class, call Anna Overbay at (501) 380-1050.


One-Act-Play Contest

SEARCY — The Performing Arts Center on the Square is accepting submissions for its first original-one-act-play contest. All subject matter is welcome. Submissions are due by 4 p.m. May 15 and must be double-spaced with the speaker in bold and stage directions in italics. The play should be a minimum of 30 minutes long or 25 to 40 pages. Pages should be numbered. The cover page should list the title of the play and the author’s name, address, email and phone number. The author’s name should be only on the cover sheet to allow for blind judging of the entries. Scripts will not be returned, and no royalties will be paid. The winner’s play will be produced by Center on the Square during its July Dessert Theater Slot. Mail submissions to Center on the Square, 219 W. Arch, Searcy, AR 72143. For more information, call (501) 368-0111.

TOPS Meeting

JACKSONVILLE — There will be a Take Off Pounds Sensibly meeting at 9 a.m. every Thursday at Second Baptist Church in Jacksonville. The fee is $28 annually. For more information, call Dianne at (501) 834-7603.

Artist of the Month

ASH FLAT — Phyllis Gatewood is the Guest Artist of the Month at the Ash Flat Library and will have her artwork on display through April. A former school teacher and real estate broker, she has done oil painting since 1975. She also has begun doing gourd art.


Classics for Teens

JACKSONVILLE — The Esther D. Nixon Library will host a Classics for Teens meeting at 2 p.m. April 25. The group will discuss To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee. Drinks and snacks will be provided.

Poker Competition

JACKSONVILLE — The Esther D. Nixon Library in Jacksonville will hold a poker competition at 6 p.m. April 25. The event is for adults age 18 and older.

Pork Butt Fundraiser

HEBER SPRINGS — The Rotary Club of Heber Springs will smoke Boston pork butts on April 26 in the Eagle Bank Main Street parking lot. To place an order, call Lewis Haller’s office at (501) 362-6018 or contact any Rotarian. The price is $35, and pickup will be from 7:30-9:30 a.m. April 27. Proceeds will support scholarships and charitable community projects.


BATESVILLE — Lyon College will host Lyonpalooza at 7:30 p.m. April 26 in the Maxfield Room of Edwards Commons at Lyon College. Classic rock songs will be performed by Gary Sudol and friends. For more information, call Chandra Huston at (870) 307-7488.

American Girl Book Club

JACKSONVILLE — The American Girl Book Club meets at 1 p.m. the last Friday of each month at the Esther D. Nixon Library. The next meeting will be April 26.


HEBER SPRINGS — Springfest will be held April 26 and 27 in downtown Heber Springs. The event will include various merchants, a beauty pageant, theater presentations, two car shows, crafts, food, artwork from local artists and more. For more information about the art exhibits, call Ellen at (501) 362-1672 or (501) 206-8437. For more information about Springfest, visit

Father of the Bride

CABOT — The Cabot Community Theatre will present a production of Father of the Bride on April 26-28 and May 3-5. The performances will be at 7:30 p.m. April 26 and 27, and May 3 and 4, with dinner being served at 6:30 p.m.; and 2 p.m. April 28 and May 5. Reservations are required and can be made online at or by calling (501) 941-2266. Cabot Community Theatre is a nonprofit organization and Cabot's only dinner theater. It is at the CenterStage Playhouse, 204 N. First St.

Organ and Piano Senior Recital

BATESVILLE — Lyon College senior Aaron Walton will give an organ and piano recital at 7:30 p.m. April 27 in Brown Chapel at Lyon College. Walton will perform works by Bach, Boellman, Buxtehude and Mozart. For more information, call Chandra Huston at (870) 307-7488.

Fish-Fry Dinner

ASH FLAT — There will be a community-outreach fish-fry dinner from 5-7 p.m. April 27 at the Ash Flat Church of Christ. The public is invited to attend.

Yard and Bake Sale

CABOT — Mount Tabor United Methodist Church will hold its semiannual yard and bake sale, beginning at 7 a.m. April 27. There will be clothing, kitchenware, knickknacks, household items, furniture and more. The bake sale will include cookies, cakes, candy and fried pies.

Dutch-Oven Workshop

POWHATAN — There will be a Dutch-oven workshop from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 27 at Powhatan Historic State Park. The workshop will focus on comfort food from the 19th century. The cost is $12 per person, and participants will be given a recipe booklet. To register, contact the park at (870) 878-6765 or email

Book and Cupcake Sale

ASH FLAT — There will be a book and cupcake sale from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 27 at the Ash Flat Community Center. In conjunction with the sale, people may set up a yard sale or vendor booth in the adjacent Ash Flat City Park. This is an opportunity for fundraising and information booths for organizations, church groups and businesses. Participants need to provide their own tents, canopies and tables and be responsible for setting up and cleaning up. Electrical outlets are limited. For more information, contact the Ash Flat Library at (870) 994-2658 or Kut & Kurl Salon in the Cherokee Village Town Center at (870) 257-3095.

Learn to Crochet

JACKSONVILLE — The Esther D. Nixon Library in Jacksonville will hold a Learn to Crochet course at 1:30 p.m. April 27 for ages 13 and older. Registration is required, and participants are asked to bring a crochet hook size H/8. Yarn will be provided.

Stride to Prevent Suicide

SEARCY — The Dr. Robert E. Elliott Foundation will hold its Stride to Prevent Suicide at 8 a.m. April 27 at Spring Park in Searcy. Participants may enter the 10K, 5K or 1-mile events. Trophies and medals will be given to winners in each category. There will be a butterfly-release ceremony to honor those who have been lost to suicide. Proceeds from the event will fund programs provided by the Elliott Foundation. To be a sponsor or participate in the Stride to Prevent Suicide, call Alana Pinchback, executive director, at (501) 278-4357, or register at

Organ and Oboe Senior Recital

BATESVILLE — Lyon College senior Hannah Cruse will give an organ and oboe recital at 4 p.m. April 28 in Brown Chapel at Lyon College. Cruse will perform works by Alain, Bach, Buxtehude, Mozart and Vaughan Williams. For more information, call Chandra Huston at (870) 307-7488.

Family Game Night

JACKSONVILLE — The Esther D. Nixon Library will hold a Family Game Night at 4 on April 29. There will be games on the XBox, Nintendo Wii and board games.

Basic Word for Beginners

JACKSONVILLE — A Basic Word for Beginners class will be held at noon April 30 at the Esther D. Nixon Library. The course will be an introduction to Microsoft Word and word processing. Registration is required and can be done at the library.

Vatican II Series

CHEROKEE VILLAGE — In observance of the Year of Faith, St. Michael's Catholic Church of Cherokee Village will offer a five-week program called The Faithful Revolution: Vatican II on Wednesday nights in May. The program features a series of five one-hour DVDs on Vatican II — what it really teaches. The DVDs will be shown from 6:45-7:45, following the 6 p.m. Mass each Wednesday. Discussion will follow, and refreshments will be served. The public is invited to attend. For more information, call the church office at (870) 257-2850.

Gem and Mineral Club Meeting

CHEROKEE VILLAGE — The Spring River Gem and Mineral Club will hold its May program, Fascinating Minerals, at 10 a.m. May 2. Guest speaker Mike Howard, a mineralogist for the Arkansas Geological Survey, will talk about the unusual minerals found on the Kola Peninsula of Russia. Those in attendance will have an opportunity to view Kola mineral specimens that have been donated to the club by the Cherokee Village widow of rockhound Don Schmerling.

Beginners Photography Class

BATESVILLE — Tony McGuffey, who has won awards for newspaper photography, will teach a beginners photography class from 6-8 p.m. May 2, 3 and 6 at the Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce, 409 Vine St. A May 4 “fun field trip” will be held from 8 a.m. 1 p.m. to apply techniques learned in the classroom. In the class, students will learn the basics of camera use, how to compose various types of photos, lighting techniques and special effects with water. The cost of the class is $50 per person with a 10 percent discount offered to members of any chamber. Paid preregistration is encouraged. To preregister or for more information, call (870) 262-7958 or email

Ms. Senior White County Pageant

SEARCY — The fourth annual Ms. Senior White County Pageant will be held at 6 p.m. May 3 at the John E. Lightle Center, 2200 E. Moore St. All women in White County who are 60 years or older are invited to enter the pageant. Contestants will appear in their best dress clothes and casual or sports outfits. There will be a practice for the contestants at 4 p.m., followed by a dinner. Each contestant will receive gifts from local merchants. The entry fee is $25 and must be submitted with an entry form by April 30 to the White County Aging Program, 2200 E. Moore St., Searcy, AR 72143. Forms are available at the White County Aging Center from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. The pageant winner will compete in the Ms. Senior Arkansas Pageant on June 1. For more information, call (501) 268-2587.

Airport Open House

HORSESHOE BEND — The 6M2 Horseshoe Bend Airport will hold an open house from noon to 5 p.m. May 4. The event will feature barbecue and live music, as well as cars, motorcycles and aircraft on display. To enter a vehicle in the show, email Chuck McNeight at For more information, visit

Walk for Senior Services

HEBER SPRINGS — A Walk for Senior Services will be held at 9 a.m. May 4 at the Waychoff Senior Center. Participants are encouraged to walk individually or as part of team or organization to raise money for senior services. T-shirts are available for the walkers who raise $35 or more. Lunch will be provided. All proceeds will benefit Cleburne County senior citizens. For more information, call Alma Smith or Sharron Brown at (501) 362-2413.

Ward Chamber Banquet

WARD — The Ward Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual awards banquet May 10, beginning with a social hour at 6 p.m. and dinner at 7. The banquet will be at Grace Community Church, 30 Second St. Arkansas Speaker of the House Davy Carter, R-Cabot, will be the keynote speaker. Tickets are $25 per person or $175 for a table of eight. For more information, contact Sharon Roberts at (501) 743-4395 or Chris Mann at (501) 941-9987 or (501) 843-3585. More information can be found at

Memorial Golf Tournament

SEARCY — The 13th annual Max Clark Memorial Golf Tournament will be held May 10 at the Course at River Oaks in Searcy. Proceeds from the tournament will benefit Searcy Children’s Homes. Register online at, or call Searcy Children’s Homes at (501) 268-3243.

A Gathering of Eagles

BEEBE — Declare His Glory International will present A Gathering of Eagles, a morning of praise, worship and intercessory prayer, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. May 11 at Open Arms Assembly of God, 1103 N. Fir St. For more information, call (888) 564-8906 or visit

Dogwood Days

HORSESHOE BEND — Horseshoe Bend will host Dogwood Days on May 11 in the First National Bank Co. parking lot. Motorcycles, automobiles, tractors, customized four-wheelers, lawnmowers and other vehicles will be on display. There is no entry fee, and every entry will receive a dash plaque. Winners will receive an 8-by-10-inch framed professional color photo of the vehicle and owner. Carol Anderson of Keepsake Photography will photograph the entries, and photos will be available for purchase. The motorcycles will be displayed in the bank’s parking lot, while other entries will be parked in the lot next door. Registration/check-in will begin at 8 a.m., and there will be an awards ceremony at 2. For preregistration or more information, call Ron Brooks at (870) 373-9000 or Jeannie Simpson at (870) 373-4444, or stop by the Chamber of Commerce office. To reach the chamber, call (870) 670-5433 or visit

Mz. Dogwood Pageant

HORSESHOE BEND — The Mz. Dogwood men’s beauty pageant, part of the Dogwood Days festivities, will be held at 3 p.m. May 11 at the gazebo in front of the Diamond B Mall. Contestants will enter from the chamber office, and each contestant must have a sponsor to donate $30. Proceeds will go to the children’s free games and rides for next year’s events. A sponsor can enter an unlimited number of contestants at $30 each. Contestants should wear pageant attire. Contestants will check in at 1 p.m. Every entry will receive before and after photos, and the winner’s sponsor will receive an 8-by-10-inch framed color photo of the winner. For more information, call Jeannie Simpson at (870) 373-4444 or Danaya Burch (870) 373-3910, stop by the Chamber office, call the office at (870) 670-5433, email, or visit

Homecoming Festival Street Market

SALEM — Vendor space is available for booths at the Fulton County Homecoming Festival Street Market. The 64th annual festival will be May 24 and 25 in Salem, and the Street Market will be held May 25. Any type of marketable item may be sold, but the Festival Committee reserves the right to refuse items. For more information or to reserve a booth space, contact Tonya Franks at (870) 371-0887 or

Senior Circle Trips

NEWPORT — The Harris Hospital Senior Circle Association, an organization dedicated to supporting healthy lifestyles, building strong relationships and providing strong customer service to seniors, is accepting reservations for trips later this year. The first is a rail trip to New Orleans on June 17-20. The cost is $699 per person. The next trip is a motorcoach trip to Niagra Falls and Toronto on Sept. 1-8. The cost is $789 per person. There will also be a seven-day cruise from New Orleans to the western Caribbean from Oct. 13-19. The cost is $1,069 per person for an inside cabin, $1,165 per person for an ocean view or $1,420 per person for a balcony. For more information, call Circle adviser Margaret Goodman at (870) 512-3030.

Ward Chamber Annual Jamboree

WARD — The Ward Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual jamboree from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sept. 14 at the Chamber of Commerce building.

Anglers Classic

HEBER SPRINGS — The Rotary Club of Cleburne County will celebrate the 50th anniversary of Greers Ferry Lake and the Little Red River with the annual Greers Ferry Lake and Little Red River Anglers Classic on Oct. 4 and 5 in Heber Springs. For more information on exhibits or planned events, call Ben Traylor at (501) 825-7410.

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