Antiques worth thousands stolen from storage unit

September 23, 2010 Collectible coins worth thousands of dollars have been reported stolen from a mini-storage unit in west Batesville, according to a police report filed with Independence County Deputy Anthony Carter.Merrill Chester told Carter that he was driving by the storage facility around 7:30 Wednesday night and when he looked at his rented unit he noticed it was unlocked.When Chester checked the unit he discovered that several antique items he had bought at an estate sale were missing.

Movie to be screened

September 23, 2010 Jubilee Family Church in Batesville will host a free drive-in movie at 8 p.m. Friday.“Avatar” will be projected in high definition onto the church’s 25-foot outdoor screen. Viewers may tune in 88.1FM for the audio. In the event of rain, the movie will be shown inside. This is a special, family-friendly edition of the 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.

Women of Faith to meet

September 23, 2010 The Women of Faith Conference will be at 4 p.m. Saturday at the amphitheater at Riverside Park.There will be worship, testimonies, prayer, fellowship and refreshments.The conference is open to women of all faiths. Organizers hope to make it an annual event.

Cemetery work day slated

September 23, 2010 CAVE CITY — A work day is set for Saturday the Pleasant Valley Cemetery 10 miles west of Cave City, said cemetery committee member Cyndie Christopher.The church at the cemetery has been referred to in the past as both Pleasant Valley and Providence.The work day will start about 8 a.m.“Bring work tools,” Christoper said. “If it rains, it’s canceled.”To reach the cemetery, take West Center in Cave City and travel almost to Poke Bayou. The church and cemetery are to the left, on top of a hill.

DAR chapters to meet

September 23, 2010 MELBOURNE — Sue Thompson, Arkansas State Daughters of the American Revolution state regent, will be the guest of honor at the Oct. 2 meeting of the Strawberry River Chapter DAR.This meeting will be a cluster of four chapters in the region, Little Red River of Heber Springs, Capt. Nathan Watkins of Mountain Home and the Independence Chapter from Batesville, with the Strawberry River as host chapter.The meeting will be at 1 p.m. at the Melbourne City Hall located at 114 Court St.

Floral FD selling dinners

September 23, 2010 FLORAL — Floral Fire Department will have a chicken dinner at 10:30 a.m. Saturday.Donations will be accepted.

Guion to have sales

September 23, 2010 GUION — A communitywide yard sale will begin at 7 a.m. Friday and Saturday in Guion, rain or shine.

Service News: 2nd Lt. Matthew Baker

September 23, 2010 SAN ANTONIO — Army 2nd Lt. Matthew K. Baker graduated from the Armor Officer Basic Course at Fort Knox, Ky.The course trains Army and Marine Corps lieutenants in leadership skills, tactics, gunnery, maintenance and operational aspects of weapons and vehicles used in an armor platoon.

Ozarka to offer GED test

September 23, 2010 MELBOURNE — The GED Test will be given at Ozarka College in Melbourne at 8:30 a.m. Oct. 7 and 19 in Room 516 of the Wyth Duke Adult Education Building. The test will also be given at 9 a.m. at the following locations: • Ash Flat — Sharp County Courthouse Annex Courtroom, Oct. 8 and 14;• Mammoth Spring — Simmons First National Bank, Oct. 11 and 18;• Mountain View — Ozarka College, Oct. 12 and 19;• Salem — Fulton County Courthouse, Oct. 5 and 28.

The Weekend Events

September 23, 2010 Friday• Communitywide yard sale, 7 a.m., Guion, rain or shine.• Birdieboo Sales, LLC consignment sale, 8 a.m.-8 p.m., Fulton County Fairgrounds in Salem, as part of the Salem Fall Communitywide Yard Sale on Saturday. Call (870) 895-5565.• Izard County Fair, fairgrounds in Melbourne. Exhibit buildings open at 10 a.m. Poultry and rabbit judging at 10; Team Grooming contest at 4; poultry chain auction and goat judging at 5:30; beauty pageants at 6; swine judging at 7; Keith Hall Rodeo at 8. Call (870) 368-7146.