This week's events in the Three Rivers area

Published February 20, 2014 at 12:00 a.m.
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Feb. 20

AARP Driver Safety Class

HEBER SPRINGS — There will be an AARP Driver Safety class at 12:30 p.m. in the Latimer Center at Arkansas State University-Heber Springs. Individuals age 55 and older who complete the class will qualify for a three-year discount on auto-insurance premiums in Arkansas. The cost of the class is $15 for AARP members and $20 for nonmembers. Cash or checks will be accepted for payment. For more information, call ASU at (501) 362-1273 or email

The Steakhouse Gourmet Dinner

MELBOURNE — The Ozarka College Culinary Arts Department’s gourmet dinner has been rescheduled for today in the Lobby of the John E. Miller Education Complex, 64 College Drive, at Ozarka College. The dinner will feature Old World steakhouse offerings such as flame-broiled steaks, creamed spinach and hand-breaded onion rings. Students work alongside lead culinary chef Lou Rice and instructor Mimi Newsome to develop the evening’s menu and prepare the unique dishes. Reservations are required, and seating is available for 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. For more information or to make a reservation, call (870) 368-2073.

Chili Dinner

BATESVILLE — The brothers of Zeta Beta Tau fraternity at Lyon College will host an all-you-can-eat chili dinner from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church in Batesville. The cost is $5, and children 5 and younger may eat free. Patrons can purchase a ticket or pay at the door. The meal will include all-you-can-eat chili, a cinnamon roll and a drink. Fraternity members will prepare and serve the dinner. The Fox Blossom Venture will provide live music. Proceeds will go toward brotherhood events such as trips and dinners for new members.

Feb. 21

Teen Book Club

JACKSONVILLE — The Teen Book Club will meet at 3 p.m. at the Nixon Library, 703 W. Main St. Club members will discuss Life of Pi, by Yan Martel, and will pick up The Graveyard Book, by Neil Gaimon, for discussion in March. Drinks and snacks will be provided. For more information, call (501) 457-5038.

Feb. 21 and 22

WINGS Conference

SEARCY — Harding University’s marriage-and-family therapy program and counseling center will host the 20th annual Women in God’s Service (WINGS) conference, beginning at 5 p.m. Feb. 21 and at 8 a.m. Feb. 22 in the David B. Burks American Heritage Building. The WINGS conference encourages women of all ages to gather for a weekend of study on the theme “Bring Out the Good China.” Keynote speakers for the conference include Elaine Huffard Denman and bestselling author Tiffany Yecke Brooks. Denman will moderate a panel featuring Brenda Allen, Karen Young and Abby Stone. Registration is $40 for nonstudents and $30 for students. Partial-weekend registration for Friday or Saturday is available for $20 for no-students or $15 for students. Students may take WINGS for one credit hour if prearranged with the registrar’s office. To register, call (501) 279-4347 or visit

Feb. 22

Quill Pens and Berry Ink

POWHATAN —Powhatan Historic State Park will hold a free interactive quill-pens and berry-ink program at 2 p.m. at 4414 Arkansas 25. Participants will discover how to make ink and cut a quill pen, and will write a letter. People of all ages are invited. For more information, call the park at (870) 878-6765.

Etc. on Main Grand Opening

BATESVILLE — The Arkansas Sheriffs’ Youth Ranches will hold a grand-opening event from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. for the new resale store Etc. on Main, 250 Main St. in downtown Batesville. Etc. on Main’s event will be open to the public and will feature grilled hot dogs provided by Citizens Bank, sweets from Elizabeth’s Restaurant and Catering, and beverages donated by Pepsi Co. Etc. on Main is accepting donations of household items, furniture, clothing, vintage items and consignment pieces. All donated items are 100 percent tax deductible, and all of the proceeds from the store will benefit the boys and girls at the Arkansas Sheriffs’ Youth Ranches. Store hours will be 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. For more information or to arrange a donation, contact the ranch at (870) 793-6841.

Gold City Concert

JACKSONVILLE — Gold City will be in concert at 6 p.m at Landmark Baptist Church, 2200 Marshall Road in Jacksonville. Admission is free, but a love offering will be taken. For more information, call (501) 258-2195.

Feb. 24

Teen Takeover

JACKSONVILLE — The Nixon Library, 703 W. Main St., will hold Teen Takeover for ages 13-19 at 4 p.m. The event provides a place for teens to hang out, play games, use the library’s laptops, have snacks and work on projects for school or just for fun. The focus will be on the Teen Video Challenge. For more information, call (501) 457-5038.

AARP Meeting, Potluck Supper

CABOT — Cabot’s AARP chapter will host a potluck supper at 6 p.m. at the Cabot Senior Center, 600 N. Grant St. A short, monthly business meeting will follow. Singer Ricci Brooke will provide entertainment. Members and prospective members are welcome. For more information, call (501) 492-1456.

Citizens Police Alumni Meeting

JACKSONVILLE — The Jacksonville Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association will meet at 5:45 p.m. at the Jacksonville Police Department, 1400 Marshall Road. For more information, contact Eleanor Loyd at (501) 412-4115 or

Library Opening

BEEBE — The White County Regional Library System will open the Goff Public Library in Beebe on Monday. Hours for the library are noon to 6 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays; and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays. A grand opening to celebrate the move of the Beebe Public Library to this new 3,600-square-foot facility will be held April 16. More details of the grand opening will be announced at a later date. The Goff Public Library is at 323 N. Elm St. between the Beebe City Hall and the fire station.

Tea Party Meeting

SEARCY — The Independent Tea Party of White County will meet at 6:30 p.m. at IHOP in Searcy. Carla Fuller, a Searcy attorney and a candidate for circuit judge, will be the guest speaker. The public is invited. For more information, call (501) 278-9413 or email

Feb. 25

Tween Club

JACKSONVILLE — The Nixon Library, 703 W. Main St., will hold Tween Club for ages 9-12 at 4 p.m. Games, crafts and snacks will be available. For more information, call (501) 457-5038.

Nixon Book Worms

JACKSONVILLE — The Nixon Book Worms will meet at 6:30 p.m. at the Nixon Library, 703 W. Main St. The group will discuss The Eighty-Dollar Champion: Snowman, the Horse That Inspired a Nation, by Elizabeth Letts. March’s book for discussion will be Handmaid’s Tale, by Margaret Eleanor Atwood. For more information, call (501) 457-5038.

Feb. 26

Family Game Night

JACKSONVILLE — A Family Game Night will be held from 4-5:30 in the Meeting Room of the Nixon Library, 703 W. Main St. Then from 6-8 p.m., the event will move to Game Zone Alpha for more games. For more information, call (501) 457-5038.

Preschool Story Time

JACKSONVILLE — The Nixon Library, 703 W. Main St., will hold Preschool Story Time for ages 3-5 at 10:30 a.m. The event will include stories, finger plays, songs and crafts. For more information, call (501) 457-5038.

Safe Passage Thrift Store Bag Sale

MELBOURNE — Safe Passage Inc. Thrift Store will hold a Bag Sale on Wednesday. Each bag is $1 for items from the women’s and children’s rooms, with a limit of eight items per bag. Hardcover, paperback and children’s books are 10 for $1. Safe Passage Inc. Thrift Store is on Arkansas 69 east of the traffic light in Melbourne. The store is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. To report that someone you know is being abused, call Safe Passage’s 24-hour hotline at (870) 368-3222 for free, confidential help.

Adult Game Day

JACKSONVILLE — The Nixon Library, 703 W. Main St., will hold an Adult Game Day at noon. Adults 18 and older are welcome to play dominoes, poker, chess, board games or video games. For more information, call (501) 457-5038.


Toddler Story Time

JACKSONVILLE — Toddler Story Time will be held for ages 12 to 36 months at 10:30 a.m. Friday and Feb. 28 at the Nixon Library, 703 W. Main St. The event will include music, movement, stories and playtime. For more information, call (501) 457-5038.

TEAS V Test Dates

NEWPORT — Arkansas State University-Newport will administer the TEAS V (Test for Essential Academic Skills) on the following dates: Friday; March 7 and 21; April 4 and 18; and May 2, 16 and 30. The tests are limited to 22 examinees per session and will begin at 9 a.m. each testing day at the Academic Support Center in the library at ASUN. The testing fee is $40 and must be paid in advance at the ASUN Business Office. For more information or to preregister, contact Christy Mann at (870) 512-7867 or The test must be taken before registering in ASUN’s Surgical Technology or Practical Nursing programs.

Election Filing Period

SALEM — The Fulton County Democratic Central Committee has announced that the filing period for the 2014 elections will be from noon Monday through noon March 3. Candidates can file at the Fulton County Clerk’s Office, 123 S. Main St. in Salem. The preferential primary election and the nonpartisan election will be held May 20. The deadline to register to vote for these elections is April 21.

Juried Student Art Show

BATESVILLE — Lyon College will hold a juried student art show from Monday through March 21 at the Kresge Gallery in the Alphin Building. An awards reception will be held from 5-7 p.m. Feb. 27. An annual art competition juried by an external artist, this show gives Lyon College students a chance to compete for monetary awards.

White County GOP Filing Period

SEARCY — The White County Republican Committee announced that filing for county and township offices will begin at noon Monday and end at noon March 3. Candidates need to file at 719 W. Beebe Capps (in the ReMax office complex), from 9-11 a.m. and from noon to 5 p.m., or by appointment. A member of the local Republican Party will be present to accept candidate filing fees and provide appropriate forms. After filing with the county Republican Party, candidates must provide written evidence of filing-fee payment and additional paperwork to the White County clerk before noon March 3. Candidates wishing to file are asked to contact WCRC Chairman Joel Pritchett at (501) 827-0777 or The preferential primary will be held May 20.

Choral Society Spring Concert

BATESVILLE — The Batesville Choral Society will rehearse from 7-9 p.m. each Monday for its upcoming spring concert. Rehearsals will be in the Choir Room of First Presbyterian Church, 775 E. Boswell St. Singers of any age are invited to join the group. A joint performance with the Lyon College Concert Chorale will be held April 27 at First Presbyterian Church. The program, built on the theme “Psalms and Celebrations,” will include Bach’s Cantata 140 and a number of shorter traditional, classical and modern pieces by a variety of composers. For more information, call (870) 307-9917.

Tea Party Meetings

HEBER SPRINGS — Arkansas’  We the People Tea Party of Cleburne County meets at 6:30 p.m. the first and third Thursdays of every month at St. Barnabas Anglican Church, 1101C W. Main St. Issues to be discussed include Obamacare, overspending, constitutional items, taxation, state sovereignty, and local, state and federal government operations. For more information, call Marlin Schwartz at (847) 977-5261.

Kresge Gallery Exhibition

BATESVILLE — Lyon College will exhibit artwork from Emily Wood through Friday at the Kresge Gallery in the Alphin Building at Lyon. Wood is chair of the painting and drawing department and an instructor at the Arkansas Arts Center Museum School.

NCA District Fair Scholarship

The North Central Arkansas District Fair offers the Billy Ray Nix Memorial Scholarship and the NCA District Fair scholarship to graduating seniors in the seven-county district fair area. Students in Cleburne, Fulton, Independence, Izard, Sharp, Stone and Van Buren counties who have participated in county, district or state fairs and meet the scholarship criteria are eligible to apply. Scholarship applications are available at Completed applications must be received by the NCA District Fair by March 1.

Scholarship Opportunity

SEARCY — The Searcy Junior Auxiliary will award two scholarships, each in the amount of $1,500. The Mary Beth Chapman/Marilyn Club Scholarship and the Dottie Corder Scholarship will be awarded to one female and one male Searcy High School applicant. Applications are due March 14. The scholarship selection committee will consider the following criteria: need, academic achievement, involvement in school activities, community-service activities and an applicant interview. Special consideration will be given to applicants who have been involved with activities that promote children’s welfare in White County. To apply, students need to see their school guidance counselor.

Scholarship and Youth Tour

JACKSONVILLE — First Electric Cooperative is accepting applications for its scholarship program and the 2014 Electric Cooperative Youth Tour. High school seniors whose parents or guardians are First Electric members may apply for one of five $2,000 scholarships that the cooperative awards each year. To be eligible for the scholarships, which are funded through Operation Round-Up, applicants must have a minimum 3.0 grade-point average through their senior year of high school and be a full-time student at an accredit­ed institute of higher learning in Arkansas. High school juniors whose parents or guardians are First Electric members may apply for the Youth Tour, an all-expense-paid trip to Washington, D.C., June 14-19. A select number of applicants will be interviewed. Both applications are available under the “Community” tab at and at any First Electric office. Applications, which are due March 17 for the Youth Tour and April 1 for the scholarship program, may be dropped off at any First Electric office or mailed to Marketing and Communications Department, First Electric Cooperative, P.O. Box 5018, Jacksonville, AR 72078.

Fulton County Fair Scholarships

SALEM — The Fulton County Fair Foundation has scholarships available for graduating seniors in Fulton County who have participated in county, district or state fairs and meet the scholarship criteria. Scholarship applications are available online at or from Fulton County agriculture teachers or county extension agents. Applications must be received by the Fulton County Fair Foundation by March 31.

Ozarka College Scholarship Deadline

MELBOURNE — The deadline is April 1 to apply for Ozarka College scholarships for the fall 2014 and spring 2015 semesters. To apply, current students can access an online application in their myOzarka portal under the Finance tab. Prospective students need to complete an online enrollment application at, then access the myOzarka portal for the online scholarship application. For more information, contact Dylan Mowery, director of admissions, at (870) 368-2013 or

WISE Coalition Meetings

SEARCY — The WISE (White County Invested in Substance Abuse Eradication) Coalition meets from noon to 1 p.m. the third Wednesday of every month at the Health Resources of Arkansas Training Center, 3402 E. Race St., across from the Exxon gas station/Quiznos and Taco Bell. The coalition offers activities to help prevent and reduce substance abuse by White County youths. For more information, call (501) 388-6555 or email

Exercise Class

CABOT — A PEPPI (Peer Exercise Program Promotes Independence) exercise class meets at 10 a.m. every Tuesday and Thursday at the Cabot Senior Center, 600 N. Grant St. The class is geared for older adults.

Pastel Paintings

LITTLE ROCK — Two pastel paintings by Anne Lyon of Cabot are on view through Feb. 22 in the Arkansas Pastel Society’s fifth National Juried Exhibition, Reflections in Pastel, at the Butler Center for Arkansas Studies, 401 President Clinton Ave. in Little Rock. The exhibit is open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays.

Friends of the Library Book Shop

HEBER SPRINGS — The Friends of The Library Book Shop, 2255 Arkansas 25B N., is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays. The shop offers a large variety of books at bargain prices. Friends of the Library are welcome to attend the group’s meetings at 1 p.m. the second Thursday of the month. Proceeds will benefit the libraries in Cleburne County. Volunteers are welcome. For more information, stop by the shop.

China Painters

GARNER — The Daisy Petals China Painting Club meets at 9 a.m. every Monday at Garner Baptist Church, 114 N. Main St. Beginners are welcome. For more information, call Glenda Hale at (501) 726-3281.

Cabot Civitan Club Meetings

CABOT — The Cabot Civitan Club meets at 6 p.m. the first and third Mondays of each month at First Security Bank in downtown Cabot. The public is invited to attend. For more information, call Tom Nolting at (501) 606-3731.

Republican Committee Meetings

CABOT — The Lonoke County Republican Committee meets at 7 p.m. the fourth Monday of each month at Grandpa’s Bar-B-Cue. For more information, call Irene Ernst at (501) 941-4905 or visit


Paint the Town Red

NEWPORT — To commemorate Heart Health Awareness Month, women are invited to the second annual Paint the Town Red Healthy Woman event Feb. 27 at Harris Hospital. Registration and signing up for door prizes at vendor tables will start at 5:30 p.m. At 6 p.m., the Red Dress Fashion Show will kick off in front of Stage Department Store, followed by Hors d’oeuvres for the Heart, which will provide heart-healthy snacks and finger foods. The keynote presentation will be by Dr. Samuel Mortoti, cardiologist, who will provide information for women to apply in their daily lifestyles and encourage them to embrace their heart health. Jackson County Health Unit representatives will enroll women in a free online Blue and You Fitness Challenge. The event is free, but a headcount is needed. Register by Tuesday at or by calling (870) 512-3081.

White County Republican Meeting

SEARCY — The White County Republican Committee will meet at 7 p.m. Feb. 27 at the Wilbur Mills Court Building, 301 W. Arch. State Rep. Ann Clemmer, R-Benton, a 2nd District candidate for Congress, will be the speaker. An update on the primary filing period will also be presented. All are invited. For more information, call Joel Pritchett at (501) 827-0777 or email

American Girl Book Club

JACKSONVILLE — The American Girl Book Club will meet at 1 p.m. Feb. 28 at the Nixon Library, 703 W. Main St. The club will discuss Meet Caroline, by Kathleen Ernst. For more information, call (501) 457-5038.

Black Tie Blue Jeans Ball

BATESVILLE — Lyon College will hold its third annual Black Tie Blue Jeans Ball at 5:30 p.m. Feb. 28 at The Cow Palace at Chimney Rock in Concord. Tickets are $100 each. Four levels of table sponsorship are available, with sponsors receiving special benefits. Seating is limited. The evening will include a gourmet dinner, cocktails, dancing, and silent and live auctions. Danny Dozier and the Lockhouse Orchestra will provide entertainment. The live auction will include Dollars for Scholars, a unique reverse auction during which donors bid the amount they wish to pledge. All bids serve as outright gifts to the Annual Scholarship Fund. For more information or tickets, contact Carly Dahl at (870) 307-7278 or

FORE the Kids Golf Tournament

SEARCY — Registration is open for the Junior Auxiliary of Searcy’s inaugural FORE the Kids golf tournament, to be held Feb. 28 at the Searcy Country Club, 2729 W. Country Club Road. FORE the Kids is a four-man-scramble with lunch at 11:30 a.m. and a shotgun start at 1 p.m. There will be prizes for the longest drive and closest to the pin. Golf carts will be available for $45. For more information or to register, call (501) 281-7247 or email

Smart Driver Course-Bald Knob

BALD KNOB — The Bald Knob AARP Chapter will host an AARP Smart Driver Course from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Feb. 28 at Central Baptist Church, 1507 W. Center. The instructors are Bertie and Jerry Yates. The cost of the course is $15 for AARP members and $20 for nonmembers. To register for the class, call Bertie or Jerry Yates at (501) 283-0283 or (501) 283-0287.

Cruzers Car Show

CABOT — The Cabot High School Cruzers Car Show will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 1 in Cabot High School’s Champs Hall parking lot. Trophies, music, food and more will be available. Proceeds from the event will benefit Cabot High School’s Auto Tech Scholarship Fund and Keep the Foundation, which supports families with children who are diagnosed with cancer. A rain date is scheduled for March 8. For more information, call Nick at (501) 813-9668.

Smart Driver Course-Searcy

SEARCY — The PrimesTimes of White County Medical Center will host an AARP Smart Driver Course from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. March 1 in the Hubach Center. Parking is available behind the hospital off Moore Street. Use the elevator to go to the first floor. The instructors are Bertie and Jerry Yates. The cost of the course is $15 for AARP members and $20 for nonmembers. To register for the class, call the PrimeTimes at (501) 380-1050.

Hooked Rug Workshop

POWHATAN — A hooked-rug workshop will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 1 at Powhatan Historic State Park. Participants will learn the the art of Locker Hooking, an old craft that uses scrap fabric to make rugs, place mats, chair-seat covers, handbags and more. The registration fee is $20. Those attending are asked to bring a sack lunch. For more information or to register, contact the park at (870) 878-6765 or

Bluegrass Concert

KENSETT — The Farm Hands Bluegrass Quartet from Nashville, Tenn., will be in concert at 6 p.m. March 1 at First Baptist Church, 312 W. Wilbur D. Mills Road. There is no charge for admission, but a love offering will be accepted. For more information, call Martin Palmer at (501) 230-0590.

Juried Art Exhibit

BATESVILLE — The Batesville Area Arts Council is accepting submissions through March 1 for its second annual National Juried Exhibition. The exhibition is open to all artists 18 and older who work in 2D media. Artists may submit up to three images with an entry fee of $25 ($20 for BAAC members). Two additional images may be submitted for $5 each. The juror for the exhibition will be Jennifer Rospert, assistant professor of drawing at the University of Central Arkansas in Conway. Accepted works will be exhibited from April 14 through May 30 at the BAAC Gallery on Main, 246 E. Main St. Cash prizes are available. For more information or submission guidelines, call (870) 793-3382 or visit

Lyon College Chorale Concert

LITTLE ROCK — The Lyon College Concert Chorale of Batesville will join the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra and Chorus for two performances of Giuseppe Verdi’s Requiem at 8 p.m. March 1 and at 3 p.m. March 2 at Robinson Center Music Hall in Little Rock. Tickets range from $14 to $53 and can be purchased through the Little Rock Symphony Orchestra at

Gem and Mineral Club Meeting

CHEROKEE VILLAGE — The Spring River Gem and Mineral Club will meet at 10 a.m. March 6 at the Omaha Center in Cherokee Village. Social psychologist Freda Cruse Hardison will present the program, Birth of the Ozarks. Visitors are welcome. For more information, call Lynn Maxedon at (870) 257-2361.

Hog Bash

BATESVILLE — Hog Bash 2014 will be held at 5:30 p.m. March 6 in Independence Hall at the University of Arkansas Community College in Batesville. Bret Bielema, head football coach for the Arkansas Razorbacks, will be the featured speaker. Dinner by Fred’s Fish House will begin at 6 p.m. Tusk IV, the live Razorback mascot, will be in attendance, and Canaan Sandy, ESPN Fan Hall of Fame Inductee, will be a special guest. A special prize will be awarded for the most “hoggish” attire. Tickets are $20 for adults and $15 for students. Children 5 and under will be admitted free when accompanied by a ticket-holding adult. Tickets will soon be available at Scott Wood Chrysler, Stanley Wood Chevrolet, WRD Entertainment, First Community Bank and the Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce. For more information or to become a sponsor, call Phil Brissey at (870) 612-2827.

Donkey Basketball Game

PANGBURN — Pangburn High School’s Future Business Leaders of America will sponsor a donkey basketball game at 7 p.m. March 8 in the high school gym. Tickets are $6 in advance and $8 at the door. They may be purchased at Pangburn High School. For more information, call (501) 728-3513.

Military Museum Fundraiser

JACKSONVILLE — The Jacksonville Museum of Military History will hold a dinner and auction fundraiser at 5:30 p.m. March 8 at the Jacksonville Community Center. Tickets are $35 and are available at the museum, 100 Veterans Circle. Proceeds from the fundraiser will support the museum.

Women’s Luncheon

CHEROKEE VILLAGE — All women are invited to a luncheon sponsored by the Mary, Ark of the Covenant Chapter of Magnificat Ministries on March 8 at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Cherokee Village. Registration will be at 11 a.m., followed by lunch at 11:30. Hughes Marinella and Ariela Wege will present In the Footsteps of Jesus and Mary. Tickets are $10. For more information or tickets, call Sharon Vander Zyl at (870) 847-3095.

Trivia Game Night

BATESVILLE — The Humane Society of Independence County’s fourth annual Trivia Game Night FUNdraiser and Lasagna Dinner will be held March 8 at Fellowship Bible Church on Main Street. The doors will open at 5 p.m. for dinner, followed by trivia at 6 pm. The event includes a new improved format; a silent auction/door prizes; and Team Theme Costume and Table Decoration contests. The cost is $15 per person or $120 per team/table of eight. The lasagna supper and a beverage are included in the registration fee. Space is limited. For more information or to sign up, call Bev at (870) 613-3045 or Sue at (870) 307-5305.

Bootlegger Daze Festival

CALICO ROCK — The Calico Rock Museum will hold its second annual Bootlegger Daze Festival from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 8 on Main Street (Arkansas 5 at the White River Bridge). The festival will include antique cars, revenuers arresting bootleggers on Main Street, food and craft vendors, and a working moonshine still. Bryan Hayes and the Retrievers will provide music all day. Attendees can have photos taken in an old-fashioned costume; cook a Dutch-oven meal over an open fire for $10, food provided; or see The Bootleggers theatrical movie, filmed in Calico Rock in 1973, at noon or 2 p.m. To sign up for Dutch-oven cooking or to reserve a craft or food booth at $25 per space, contact Gloria Gushue at (870) 297-6100 or, or visit

Billy Joe Shaver Concert

CALICO ROCK — Billy Joe Shaver, the original “Honky Tonk Hero,” will perform during Bootlegger Daze weekend at 7 p.m. March 8 in the Calico Rock School Auditorium, 301 College St. Shaver has invited songwriting legend and Ozarks native Billy Don Burns to join him for the concert. Tickets and T-shirts are on sale at

White County Job Fair

SEARCY — Arkansas State University-Searcy invites the community to participate in the White County Job Fair from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 12 at the Searcy campus. Students and community members are invited to bring their resumes and visit with employers about job opportunities. Employers who wish to participate may contact Cindy Wheeler at The deadline to enroll is Saturday. Employers outside of White County are also encouraged to participate.

Griffithville Reunion

GRIFFITHVILLE — A Griffithville alumni reunion will be held from 5-8 p.m. March 14 at The Trails End Diner in Georgetown and at 9 a.m. March 15 at the Griffithville Gym, with a catered lunch at 12:30 p.m. For more information, contact Stacy Bingham Southerland at (817) 996-7672 or

Ozarka College Foundation Ladies’ Luncheon

MOUNTAIN VIEW — The Ozarka College Foundation will host its second annual Ladies’ Luncheon from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 15 at Ozarka College-Mountain View, 1800 College Drive, in the Ozark Heritage Bank Student Commons Area. The Ozark Folk Center will provide a catered lunch, and the Ozarka College Culinary Arts Department will prepare its famous cheesecakes for attendees. Local vendors’ fares will be showcased during a fashion show featuring Ozarka College students, faculty and staff. A silent auction will also be held. Tickets are $20 and may be purchased at Ozarka College-Mountain View or from any Ozarka College Foundation board member. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Ozarka College Foundation. For more information, contact Lindsay Galloway, director of operations at Mountain View, at (870) 269-5600 or

Whisnants Concert

WARD — The Whisnants, a Southern gospel group, will perform at 7 p.m. March 21 at First Landmark Missionary Baptist Church in Ward. Admission is free, but a love offering will be accepted. For more information, call (501) 628-1838 or (501) 850-2056.

Cleanup and Hazardous Waste Round-Up

CABOT — Cabot Cleanup and Hazardous Waste Round-Up 2014 will be held from 9 a.m. to noon March 22. This citywide cleanup is for civic and service organizations, church and youth groups, school groups and clubs, Scout groups, individuals, families, neighborhoods and businesses. Volunteers will meet at 9 a.m. at Cabot Junior High-South on Panther Trail and check in at the registration canopies, then will be assigned routes. Orange safety vests and garbage bags will be provided. Participants are asked to bring work gloves. At noon, volunteers will meet back at the Panther Trail parking lot for free food and drinks. Centennial Bank’s Grill Team will cook hamburgers and hot dogs. For more information, call (501) 920-2122.

Anglers Expo

HEBER SPRINGS — The Rotary Club of Cleburne County will host the annual Anglers Expo on March 28 and 29 at the Heber Springs Community Center. The expo will feature a variety of vendors, special events and displays on fishing, hunting, camping and general outdoor activities. Featured guests will be The Swamp People from the History Chanel. For more information, contact Rotarian Dara Samuel at (501) 362-8402 or, or visit

Stride to Prevent Suicide

SEARCY — The Dr. Robert E. Elliott Foundation will hold the 2014 Stride to Prevent Suicide at 8 a.m. April 5 in Spring Park in Searcy. The event will include a 5K, a 1-Mile Fun Run, children’s activities, music and a Memorial Butterfly Release Ceremony in honor of those lost to suicide. Registration is $25 per person before March 15 and $15 for children 12 and under. Teams of 10 or more participants are $15 per person. For more information, call (501) 278-4357 or visit

Museum Dedication

CALICO ROCK — The Calico Rock Museum Foundation will hold the official dedication of the Calico Rock Museum and Visitor Center on April 12 . The events will include the dedication of the main facility at 11 a.m. in the museum’s main gallery, the dedication of the Gwen Murphy Art Gallery at 11:30 a.m., a reception at noon in the art gallery and the dedication of the R.C. Matthews Library at 12:30 p.m. All of the events will be held indoors and are open to the public.

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