Foothills FilmFest seeks entries

June 4, 2010 Ozark Foothills FilmFest is currently accepting submissions for the 10th annual festival, set for March 23-27, 2011 in Batesville. The festival is non-competitive. However, as part of its 10th anniversary celebration, the festival is introducing an Audience Favorite Award. All festival films will be eligible for this $500 cash award that will be determined by audience vote. Entries are accepted in two categories:• Official Selection — Narrative or documentary films 40 minutes or longer in length. Six to eight Official Selections are screened during the festival.

Lee’s Chapel event slated

June 4, 2010 SANDTOWN — The annual homecoming at Lee’s Chapel church and cemetery in the Sandtown community will take place Sunday, beginning about 10:30 a.m., organizer Keary Landers said.According to research from old newspapers and family histories, the homecoming, dubbed the “First Sunday in June Singing,” has been taking place since about 1914.A potluck lunch will be served at noon.Along with congregational singing, the Crystal River Bluegrass Band will perform. The event will last until 2 or maybe 3 p.m., Landers said.The event is open to the public.

Jamestown sets homecoming

June 4, 2010 JAMESTOWN — The Jamestown Annual Homecoming will be Sunday at Jamestown Community Building.A potluck will be served at noon.

Church will present drama

June 4, 2010 MOUNTAIN VIEW — The First Assembly of God Church at Mountain View will present a drama entitled “Glory and the Fire” at 6 p.m. Sunday and at 7 p.m. Monday through Wednesday.The event is open to the public. For more information, call (870) 269-3398.

Indian dancing to be showcased

June 4, 2010 HEBER SPRINGS — The Indian Inter-Tribal Association of Arkansas will be demonstrating American Indian dancing in full regalia from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers William Carl Garner Visitor Center’s front lawn.Those attending should bring lawn chairs.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.

Searcy Summer Dinner Theatre kicks off Thursday

June 4, 2010 SEARCY — The 28th annual season of Searcy Summer Dinner Theatre kicks off Thursday with “Squabbles” by Marshall Karp in the Ulrey Performing Arts Center at Harding University.

Summer GED classes offered

June 4, 2010 MELBOURNE — The Adult Education Department of Ozarka College will offer GED classes throughout the summer at the Melbourne campus, as well as the education centers in Ash Flat and Mountain View. Classes will be held from 9 a.m. to noon on the following days and locations: • Mondays in Ash Flat, Room 109; • Tuesdays in Mountain View, Room 107; • Wednesdays in Melbourne in the Wyth Duke Adult Education Building, Room 515.

Fair photo entry rules change

June 4, 2010 ASH FLAT — A new rule has been adopted for photography entries in the Sharp County Fair, said fair board secretary Nancy Orr.“We are accepting only 8-inch by 10-inch photos for the 2010 fair,” she said. “These photos must be matted or mounted on rigid poster board.”The poster boards must be 11-inch by 14-inch boards, Orr said.“We are doing this in order to comply with district and state fair rules,” she said.The fair is July 27-31.

Batesville FVP team to meet

June 4, 2010 The Batesville Family Violence Prevention office will be hosting a “memorandum of understanding” at 6 p.m. Tuesday at First United Methodist Church in Batesville.During the meeting officials will introduce a new program known as SART (Sexual Assault Response Team), according to Rebecca Riley, director of FVP in Batesville.Riley said representatives from several area organizations are expected to be in attendance to help establish protocol for the memorandum.

Sleeping in car leads to arrest on DWI charge

June 4, 2010 Dwight D. Becker should have thought twice before sleeping in a vacant parking lot, where police might come patrolling.Around 2 this morning, Independence County Deputy Randy Jones noticed a 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier parked at the otherwise-vacant Canard’s Grocery at Locust Grove, so he stopped to investigate. Jones said when he pulled up to the car, he saw in the back seat a man asleep with his arm hanging out, and a red hat on the ground under an open door.After being awakened by Jones, Becker, 49, of Clinton first said he had been to visit his brother in Bee Branch.