Fellowship Bible, Compass, First Baptist and First United Methodist Churches of Batesville are hosting “The Main Event Back to School Bash” tonight from 6-8 p.m. for students in grades 7-12. Admission is free.
There will be snow cones, cotton candy, popcorn and drinks. at the Fellowship Bible Church on Main Street (the old Landers Theater).
The worship service will be led by the Christian Baxter Band with special guests the Whizzbangers.
POUGHKEEPSIE — The Pleasant Ridge Cemetery Association annual homecoming and work day will be Saturday.
The business meeting will be at 11 a.m. at Pleasant Ridge Community Church, located next to the cemetery at 108 Pleasant Ridge Road, nine miles northeast of Poughkeepsie. A potluck will follow in the church fellowship hall.
The event is open to the public.
MOUNTAIN VIEW — Unable to access bank information has resulted in a Melbourne stockholder taking legal action against a Mountain View bank.
Last week a civil complaint was filed in Stone County Circuit Court against Ozark Heritage Bank. The complaint was filed by attorney L. Gray Dellinger on behalf of Carl Cooper.
According to the complaint, Cooper is asking to inspect the bank’s books and records, something he claims he has been denied as a stockholder.
HEBER SPRINGS — Instrumentalists Jeff Jenkins and Joe Ott will perform mountain dulcimer music at 7 p.m. Saturday at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers William Carl Garner Visitor Center auditorium.
The visitor center is located north of Heber Springs at the west end of the dam on Highway 25 and is open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. All programs are free and open to the public. For more information call (501) 362-9067.
SALEM — The Fulton County Fair Demolition Derby will be held at 8 p.m. Saturday at the Fairgrounds Arena in Salem.
The derby will have $1,800 added prize money.
Admission to the Demolition Derby is free with a paid fair admission.
A complete set of rules and regulations is available online at www.fultoncountyfair.org; by calling the Fulton County Fair Association at (870) 895-5565; or by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
The event is sponsored by Hills Auto Sales, Salem Auto Supply and Main Street Tire and Lube.
SOUTHSIDE — Mr. and Mrs. Jim Wilson of Southside will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary today.
They were married Aug. 24, 1951, at Pilgrim’s Rest Baptist Church.
They have three children, Pat Moser and James Wilson, both of Cave City, and Teresa Young of Salado.
The couple will have a private celebration.
SEARCY — The American Red Cross North-central Arkansas Chapter will present its seventh annual mud volleyball tournament at 9 a.m. Saturday at Searcy Sports Complex.
Teams, which may be co-ed, must have six players with an option of two alternates.
First, second and third place winners will receive T-shirts. First place winner will receive a refund of the entry fee.
For more information or for a registration form, call (501) 268-2691. Registration fee is $50. Mail entry forms to P.O. Box 2111, Searcy, AR 72145.
MOUNTAIN VIEW — The Tennessee Gentlemen will be in concert at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Ozark Folk Center in Mountain View. Doors open at 6.
The group, which has been performing for more than 30 years, has captured individual and group awards from the Society for the Preservation of Bluegrass Music and appeared on the cover of Bluegrass Unlimited.
ARKADELPHIA (AP) — An international compressor manufacturer has laid off 100 workers at its Arkadelphia factory because of a seasonal slow-down in the industry.
Danfoss Scroll Technologies said in a statement the layoffs of 60 full-time employees and all temporary workers were effective this past Thursday. Officials said they had to adjust the business in order to secure its long-term success.
Danfoss Scroll general manager Paul Dean said about 40 temporary workers were affected and about 400 people are still employed.
LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Police in Little Rock say two officers escaped injury when they were ambushed outside an apartment complex on the city’s east side.
A police report says officers Spencer Smith and Bryan Black were on patrol when they heard gunfire coming from the complex early Tuesday. The report says the officers were going through the complex’s main entrance to investigate when two men opened fire on them.
The officers took cover and called for assistance — but the gunmen escaped before a SWAT team arrived and searched the complex.
FORT SMITH (AP) — Fort Smith police are looking for a person who robbed a local bank with a semi-automatic weapon.
Police say a man walked into Liberty Bank Tuesday afternoon with the handgun and demanded money from the tellers. Officers say he ordered an employee to place money inside a bag and then told workers to lie on the floor for five minutes.
The man left with an undisclosed amount of cash. No one was injured.
SHERWOOD (AP) — Police in Sherwood say they’ve arrested two women on allegations of using the credit card of a missing 74-year-old Sherwood woman and Pulaski County deputies have found the missing woman’s car.
The woman — Katherine Cleary — has not been found. Cleary was discovered missing about 4 a.m. Monday when officers responded to an alarm at her home and found it empty.