Ozarka to host ‘Community Cinema’ each month

October 4, 2010 MELBOURNE — The first Ozarka College movie showings of “Iron Man 2” on Aug. 28 was such a success that future movies are being planned as part of the Ozarka Community Cinema series. Movies will be shown Oct. 16, Nov. 20 and Dec. 3. The December movie will be a classic holiday film and the event will include tree lighting, pictures with Santa, refreshments from the Culinary Arts department, and free admission to the movie.

Free movie scheduled

October 4, 2010 The Batesville Area Arts Council will continue its series of free outdoor movies, with the next scheduled for Sunday. “Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit” will be screened in Couch Garden (behind Brown Chapel) on the Lyon College campus beginning at 7:30 p.m.The movies are open to the public.

Benefit yard sale planned

October 4, 2010 NEWARK — The Newark Elementary parent-teacher organization will hold a yard sale during the Newark citywide yard sale on Saturday on Front Street.  Anyone with donations are asked to bring items to the front of the elementary from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday.  For more information call organization president Brittany Bennett at (870) 834-9712. The money raised will fund a covered pavilion/play area at the elementary. 

CPR class offered

October 4, 2010 Vital Link ambulance service will offer a health care provider cardiopulmonary resuscitation class from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 14 in the Alan Davis Conference Center, located at 1033 E.M.S. Drive in Batesville.The fee is $40.To register, call (870) 793-3351.

Time capsule found spoiled

October 4, 2010 PITTSBURGH (AP) — Western Pennsylvania officials were hoping for a grand unveiling of a century-old time capsule over the weekend, but they say both the capsule and their plans were spoiled.The copper container was removed from the cornerstone of the 100-year-old Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall & Museum in the Oakland section of Pittsburgh last week. But inside, officials found 11 cents in change, two lead soldiers, a tattered silk flag — and rotted news pulp, Confederate currency and photographs.

Fla. student’s message in bottle found in Ireland

October 4, 2010 MELBOURNE, Fla. (AP) — A message in a bottle sent by a Florida high school student as part of his marine science class has come ashore in Ireland.Corey Swearingen put the bottle into the Atlantic Ocean in April 2009 and it followed the current all the way to a small fishing village in Ireland. A 17-year-old boy and his father found the bottle during a family vacation.Swearingen’s former teacher, Ethan Hall, says the bottle’s trip probably lasted about 16 months or so.

No laps for warm laptops; study shows skin damage possible

October 4, 2010 CHICAGO — Have you ever worked on your laptop computer with it sitting on your lap, heating up your legs? If so, you might want to rethink that habit.Doing it a lot can lead to “toasted skin syndrome,” an unusual-looking mottled skin condition caused by long-term heat exposure, according to medical reports.In one recent case, a 12-year-old boy developed a sponge-patterned skin discoloration on his left thigh after playing computer games a few hours every day for several months.

Essay competition under way; winner to receive $2,500 scholarship

October 4, 2010 LITTLE ROCK — In conjunction with its upcoming temporary exhibit, “Commitment to Haiti: Build Back Better,” the William J. Clinton Presidential Center is sponsoring a statewide essay competition for Arkansas 11th- and 12th-grade students. The winner will receive a $2,500 college scholarship.Students are asked to submit a 500-word-or-less essay addressing the following:

Woman arrested for drunk driving

October 4, 2010 Sheila Winningham was almost home Friday night when she wrecked her car on Finney Road in the Cushman community.When Deputy Ben Keener arrived at the crash site around 10:30 p.m. he reportedly found Winningham, 44, sitting behind the wheel of her wrecked car which was sitting half in the roadway and ditch.“When I approached the vehicle I observed the driver (Winningham) move her head and when I asked if she was OK, she just groaned,” Keener said.

You’ve got mail — finally

October 4, 2010 FORT SMITH (AP) — The U.S. Postal Service says residents in Johnson County will get an explanation and an apology when mail found in the home of a deceased postmaster is finally delivered.Postal Service spokeswoman Leisa Tolliver-Gay told the Southwest Times Record Friday that a “customer” found 500 letters at the home of Merlin Walters and turned them in this week. The 89-year-old Walters was the Hartman postmaster until his death in March.Tolliver-Gay says she doesn’t know how the customer found the mail, how the letters got to the home or how long they were there.