Southside City Council to meet
SOUTHSIDE — The monthly City Council meeting for the City of Southside will be at 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 14, at Southside City Hall, located at 2181 Batesville Blvd.
The agenda includes regular monthly reports and discussion for various projects for the upcoming year.
Mack Chapel Cemetery cleaning set
SULPHUR ROCK — A cleaning for Mack Chapel Cemetery at Sulphur Rock will be at 7 a.m. Saturday, March 11.
In case of rain, the cleaning will be March 18.
All monetary contributions will go toward mowing, cutting trees, road improvement and cleaning.
AA WOW group to meet
Alcoholics Anonymous Women of Wonder (W.O.W. group) meets at noon on Thursdays at North Heights Church of Christ Library Room, located at 200 Warrior Road in Batesville (above the fairgrounds).
The contact number is 870-805-8443.
Williams Baptist library to host annual used book sale
WALNUT RIDGE — The Felix Goodson Library will host its annual used book sale March 10 through April 3 on the campus of Williams Baptist University.
This year’s collection features fiction, non-fiction and a large collection of academic books for sale.
Those interested in purchasing books may stop by from 7:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday. The library is open from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday. Hours may vary during the week of spring break (March 18-26).
Williams is a private Christian university in Walnut Ridge.
Cave City plans cleanup
CAVE CITY — The citywide spring cleanup in Cave City will be March 27 through 31.
Items should be placed by the road or in the Dumpsters at City Hall.
All items should be placed out by the first day of the week.
Items not allowed for disposal include: tires, car batteries, red medical waste, fluorescent bulbs, paint, dead animals, gas, hazardous materials, anything containing Freon, electronics, construction debris, yard waste, and motor oil or other free-flowing liquids.
April 3 through 7, tree limbs will be picked up, weather and worker availability permitting.
For more information call 870-283-5455 or email city firstname.lastname@example.org.
Stone County to celebrate sesquicentennial
MOUNTAIN VIEW — Stone County is celebrating this sesquicentennial year with a plethora of activities throughout this 150th year. A committee formed under the auspices of the Stone County Historical Society has chosen the slogan “Rock Solid at 150 – Foundation for our Future.”
Funds raised through the projects will benefit the Stone County Community Center in addition to the Stone County Historical Society.
A calendar of events already scheduled are listed at www.stonecounty150.com.
Events planned for March include:
March 12 – Reader’s Theater, “Early Settlers along the White River,” – 2 p.m. Sunday, March 12, at Stone County Museum, 206 School Ave., Mountain View. Includes speakers representing Native Americans, a keelboat man, the Lafferty family, the Wilsons and Beans, and the Jehoida Jeffery family. Researched and written by Charley Sandage and Robbie Purdom. (Donations are appreciated.)
March 25 – Hootenanny, “Remembering the Early Days” – 4-9 p.m. Saturday, March 25, upstairs in the courtroom of Stone County Courthouse, Mountain View. Singing, dancing, tributes to early performers including Jimmy Driftwood, the Simmons family, and many others. (Donations are appreciated.)
2023 is a celebratory year in Stone County:
1. April 21, 1873. Formed from Independence County, Izard County, Van Buren County, and Searcy – 150 years
2. April 2, 1923. Construction completed – the courthouse on the square in Mountain View was first opened for business – 100 years (was the third to be used)
3. May 5, 1973. Dedication of the Ozark Folk Center – 50 years
4. July 7, 1973. Dedication of Blanchard Springs Caverns – 50 years
5. March 1963. Musical “practice sessions” for the upcoming Folk Festival began in the courtroom of Stone County Courthouse – 60 years
VFW Auxiliary Post 4501 hosts bingo
The VFW Auxiliary Post 4501 hosts bingo Tuesdays and Thursdays. Quarter games start at 5:30 p.m. The main pack starts at 6:30.
A pack is $25, and a back up is $5.
Players must be at least 18 years old.
Volunteer ‘convicts’ to raise funds for memorial
CALICO ROCK — Calico Rock Arkansas Main Street Network will host a fundraiser for The Sean Hunt Memorial from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 11.
The fundraiser will be “Jail and Bail” where participants can throw their friends and family into jail. The 1973 movie “The Bootleggers” was filmed in the area. It costs $20 for a 30-minute sentence, but if “convicts” want to get out sooner, they can bail out for $20.
People will be “arrested” on the premises at historic Calico Rock Main Street.
A quilting demonstration from the University of Arkansas extension office in Melbourne will be held in the Nook at 40 Peppersauce Alley, and a special exhibit of “The Bootleggers” movie will be going on at the Calico Rock Museum from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
18th Annual Spring Fairgrounds Flea market slated
SALEM — The Fulton County Fair Association is now accepting vendors for the 18th Annual Spring Fairgrounds Flea Market, to be held April 1 in Salem.
The flea market started 20 years ago and is a popular event for the area with many vendors returning each year with quality items for shoppers.
Inside spaces are located in a climate-controlled secure building. Rental fees are single space (8 x 10 feet), $40; double space (8 x 20 feet), $60; and triple space (8 x 30 feet), $75. Outside spaces (12 x 20 feet) rent for $50. Electricity is available for $10 for inside vendor spaces. Tables rent for $5 each, or vendors may furnish their own tables. Vendor applications are available online at www.fultoncountyfair.org or an application can be mailed by calling 870-895-5565 or email email@example.com. Rental fees can also be paid online.
The Salem Chamber of Commerce Community-wide Yard Sale is also scheduled for this date.
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