Ozark Foothills FilmFest is currently accepting submissions for the ninth annual festival, set for March 24-28, 2010 in Batesville. The festival is non-competitive. Entries are accepted in three categories:
• Official selection — Narrative or documentary films 40 minutes or longer in length.
• Indie film showcase — Narrative, documentary, animated, or experimental films less than an hour in length. Showcase films are screened in groups organized by genre or subject.
HARDY — The Family and Friends Flea Market will be from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 26 at the First National Banking Co. in Hardy, according to a news release.
Spaces are available to all FNBC customers on a first come, first serve basis and are $10 each (space size is approximately the size of the parking spaces in the FNBC parking lot in Hardy). Vendors should bring their own tables and chairs.
For more information, call Ruth Rogers at (870) 257-3262.
Parkview Baptist Church will host gospel artists Doc & Connie at 6:30 p.m. Saturday.
No admission will be charged, but donations will be taken, which are tax deductible. All proceeds will benefit Friendship Outreach’s Women’s Addictions Resistance Project 180.
The church is located on Highway 167 just north of the athletic complex. For more information call (870) 698-9450.
Mountain Home — Helping northcentral Arkansas city and county governments cope with rough economic conditions is the main topic of “Local Government Fiscal Crisis,” a forum set for Sept. 18 at the River Rock Inn & Restaurant in Mountain Home.
The forum, hosted by the North Central Arkansas Regional Economic Development Corp. (NCARED), will be from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Lunch will be provided. Please RSVP to Gil de Lorenzo, executive director of NCARED, by Sept. 8 at (870) 424-7473, firstname.lastname@example.org.
MAXVILLE — A reunion at the Old Maxville Log Church and Cemetery will begin with a potluck lunch at 1 p.m. Sept. 6, said Billy Snow, who is helping organize the event.
“We thought we’d allow time for everyone to go to their home churches” before the reunion starts, he said.
Snow and the Crystal River Bluegrass band will provide music afterward, and a history of the church and some pictures will be in a binder for participants to review.
NEWPORT — Harris Hospital will provide its annual prostate cancer screening from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. To schedule an appointment, call (870) 512-3042.
Drs. Rob Emery, Hunter Brown and John Allgood will be the physicians for the exam screenings. For additional information, call Sherry Bradley at 512-3081.
Emogene Wilkins of Batesville has announced the engagement and upcoming marriage of her daughter, Lynda Wilkins, to Keith Dew, son of Anna Euton and stepson of Dutch Euton of Heber Springs. The bride-elect is also the daughter of the late John Wilkins.
She is employed in surgical services at White River Medical Center.
The prospective groom is a carpenter.
The couple will exchange vows at 6 p.m. Sept. 12 in a private garden ceremony at 20 Easy Lane. In case of rain, the ceremony will be held at 100 North Gainer Ferry Road.
A reception will follow.
HELENA — Steve and Dina Jones of Helena have announced the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Sarah Kaye Gabbie, to Joshua Stanson Carlson, son of Kevin and Joy Camden of Batesville.
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Bill and Linda Glover of Little Rock and Jimmy Bevel of Helena.
She is a graduate of Southside High School.
The prospective groom is the grandson of J.P. and Ruth Reaves of McGehee.
He is a Cushman High School graduate.
The couple will exchange vows at 5 p.m. Oct. 3 at the Cornerstone Community Church at Cushman.
Heather Springer and Aiden of Batesville have announced the birth of a daughter and sister at White River Medical Center on Aug. 25, 2009. The baby weighed 6 pounds, 2 ounces and has been named Alana Chantel Springer.
Grandparents of the child are Kristy Springer and Jerry Springer.
Great-grandparents are Bertie Whiteside and James Whiteside.
Atheists are on the bus in Des Moines, Iowa — and that’s good news for freedom of speech in America.
Earlier this month, transit-authority officials in Des Moines removed bus advertisements paid for by Iowa Atheists and Freethinkers after receiving calls from people offended by the message: “Don’t believe in God? You are not alone.”
But now the controversial signs are back on the sides of 20 buses, thanks to a nudge from the American Civil Liberties Union.
FORT SMITH (AP) — A funeral for an Arkansas soldier who disappeared nearly 60 years ago during the Korean War will be held in Fort Smith.
The services for Pfc. Johnny Herbert Mayberry are scheduled for 10 a.m. Friday at Edwards Funeral Chapel, with burial to follow at National Cemetery in Fort Smith.
Mayberry’s family was notified last month that his remains were identified through DNA testing. Mayberry had been missing since he was reported killed in action Nov. 28, 1950, at the age of 18.