Lodge sells

October 5, 2010 CHARLOTTE — For the past decade, Timber Ridge Lodge has been the destination for weddings, holiday parties, corporate meetings, retreats, hunting excursions and family reunions. Now it has been sold and its future is uncertain.Former owner Ina Lee Henley said the lodge was sold to two men from Jonesboro, Randy McNeil, who owns Poinsett Rice & Grain at Waldenburg, and Bill Carwell, of Carwell Elevator. McNeil’s daughter, Meredith, is the fiancée of Democratic congressional candidate Chad Causey.For Henley, selling the lodge is bittersweet.

Promotion brings 4,000

October 5, 2010 Steve Thomas with Batesville Promotions has said it before and he’ll say it again: If you bring it they will come.“For the last 10 years one reason I’ve been doing this (as a promoter) is to see if Batesville can support (and draw audiences for entertainment events) and we’ve proven time and time again that if we bring entertainment into Batesville, people will come here,” Thomas said.

Reilly gets 20

October 5, 2010 ASH FLAT — Former Sharp County Office of Emergency Management coordinator Peter “Pete” Reilly Jr. entered a plea today in circuit court after being charged last year with two counts of rape and four counts of sexual indecency with a child, according to public court documents filed in the county/circuit clerk’s office.He pleaded guilty to four counts of sexual assault in the second degree.His case had been scheduled to go to trial on Oct. 22.Reilly was sentenced to 40 years in prison with 20 years suspended.

Wood to autograph book

October 4, 2010 Tom Wood of Mammoth Spring will be signing copies of his book “Hellfire: Plague of Dragons” from 4-6 p.m. Saturday at Hastings in Batesville, 2340 Harrison St.He will also be at the Jonesboro Barnes and Noble from 7-9 p.m. Oct. 16. The store is located in The Mall at Turtle Creek, 3000 East Highland Drive Suite 410.Wood, a 1988 graduate of Cord-Charlotte High School, was featured in an Aug. 18 Batesville Daily Guard article.For more information, visit Tom Wood Fantasy Art on Facebook or www.meridiandesignworks.com.

Calico Rock site of concert

October 4, 2010 CALICO ROCK — A Concert in the Park will be held at 7 p.m. Friday in Rand Park in Calico Rock. The concert will benefit the Calico Rock Museum expansion project.Admission is $5 per person or $20 per family; preschool children are admitted free. In the event of rain, the concert will be canceled.The music groups headlining the concert are the Roger Fountain Band and Flux Capacitor. For more information, visit www.bridgethepast.com or call (870) 291-8899.

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.