Bat help needed

June 4, 2010 LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission is looking for volunteers who have bathouses currently containing bats and who would be willing to participate in a population monitoring project.Volunteers will be asked to count the bats as they fly in the evenings during summer, said AGFC nongame mammal biologist Blake Sasse. “This project will help us obtain baseline population trend information for several species, such as the big brown bat, that are known to be vulnerable to White Nose Syndrome,” he said.

Vet’s assistant charged with credit card fraud

June 4, 2010 An Independence County woman is accused of using her employer’s credit card for personal purchases.Bond was set at $50,000 for 23-year-old Heather Fulcher, who has been accused of theft by deception from her employer and using her employer’s credit card, according to a circuit court affidavit. Both are class C felonies.According to the affidavit, last December, the owners of White River Veterinary Clinic, Matt and Sara Walker, filed a theft of property report and fraudulent use of a credit card involving an employee.

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.