Movie to be screened

October 14, 2010 Jubilee Family Church in Batesville will host a free drive-in movie at 8 p.m. Friday.“Star Trek” will be projected in high definition onto the church’s 25-foot outdoor screen. Viewers may tune in 88.1 FM for the audio. In the event of rain, the movie will be shown inside.This is a special, family-friendly edition of the 2009 movie that has removed any objectionable language and scenes, according to a news release.The church is located at 45 Thunderbird Lane, about two miles east of Walmart on Harrison Street. For more information, call (870) 793-9124.

Southside class to have reunion

October 14, 2010 SOUTHSIDE — The Southside High School class of 1985 will hold a 25-year class reunion during the upcoming homecoming weekend, according to a news release. Teachers and administrators of this class are also invited.The festivities will begin at 6 Friday night with a tailgate party at the football game at Stewart field. Those attending may bring their favorite tailgating food or snack.On Saturday, a picnic for class members and their families will be held from noon to 1 p.m. at the Southside Middle School.

Writer earns blue ribbon

October 14, 2010 Earl Belcher of the White River Writers Guild recently won a blue ribbon for prose and a blue ribbon for poetry at the North Central Arkansas Fair and two honorable mentions at the Ozark Creative Writers Conference in Eureka Springs.The White River Writers meet the third Tuesday of each month, from 10 a.m. to noon at the Citizens Bank Annex in Batesville. The meetings are open to anyone interested in writing.

Audobon society to meet

October 14, 2010 FAIRFIELD BAY — The Little Red River Audubon Society will meet at 7 p.m. Oct. 26 at Indians Hills Country Club, 337 Snead Drive, Fairfield Bay.Guest speakers will be Pam and Jack Stewart, who is president of the Arkansas Audubon Society. Their subject is “In Search of Seriemas, Screamers and Strange-tailed Tryants.” A Dutch treat dinner will begin at 5:30 p.m. There will be a drawing for door prizes also.

Museum plans workshop

October 14, 2010 JONESBORO — The Arkansas State University Museum will host a Family Heritage Preservation workshop from 9:30-11:30 a.m. Oct. 23.“The workshop fee is $45, but the information it will impart is priceless,” according to a news release.

The Weekend Events

October 14, 2010 Friday• Polk Bayou Pumpkin Patch petting zoo, hay maze and hay rides, 9 a.m.-10 p.m., 255 Polk Bayou Road, Cushman. Admission is $4 per person and includes a free pumpkin. Call (870) 834-2736.• Americans For Prosperity, “November is Coming” Bus Tour, 11 a.m., Western Sizzlin, Batesville. Rally with speakers, followed by Dutch treat luncheon. Call (870) 793-1195 or visit

School events are Friday

October 14, 2010 Eagle Mountain Magnet Elementary will hold “Walk or Ride Your Bike to School Day” Friday morning.Students and staff invite the community to meet at the Eagle Mountain Shopping Center at 7:15. “We will begin walking at 7:30 a.m. with a police escort,” coach Susan Parker said. “We would also like to remind everyone that our World’s Fair is from 5-8 p.m. on Friday night. Bring the family for barbecue dinners, games, silent auction and bounce houses.” 

Rate hike to be discussed

October 14, 2010 OIL TROUGH — The Oil Trough Town Council will meet at 7 tonight in the city hall to continue to discuss the possibility of raising water and sewer rates, said Recorder-treasurer Amy Goyne.In September, city officials said the water system was installed in 1967 or 1968 and has never had a rate increase, and the sewer system was installed in 1995 and also has never had a rate increase.In other business the aldermen will hear monthly departmental reports and review current bills.

Law Enforcement to meet

October 14, 2010 The Independence County Law Enforcement Committee will meet at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday to discuss various law enforcement budgets, according to Tracey Wyatt with the county clerk’s office.The committee will meet in the circuit courtroom, second floor, of the Independence County Courthouse, Main and Broad Streets.The meeting is open to the public.

Boat marker to add 115 jobs

October 14, 2010 FLIPPIN (AP) — A company that builds fishing boats says 115 new jobs will be created when it makes a $13 million investment in its plant in Flippin.The Arkansas Economic Development Commission said Wednesday Gov. Mike Beebe was on hand as Fishing Holdings President Randy Hopper announced plans to retool and expand the northern Arkansas facility.Fishing Holdings makes Ranger and Stratos boats, and recently acquired Triton Boats from Brunswick Corp. Officials say the process to integrate production of Stratos Boats and Triton Boats into the Flippin plant is under way.