Drive-in movie planned

August 27, 2009 Jubilee Family Church will project the movie “Facing the Giants” in high definition onto the church’s 25-foot outdoor screen at 9 p.m. Friday. Audio may be heard on 88.1 FM.Admission is free. Concessions such as popcorn, candy and soft drinks will be available from the Jubilee Family Church Children’s Ministries, or people may bring their own. The church is located at 45 Thunderbird Lane, Batesville. For more information, call (870) 793-9124.

Notification sign-ups planned at Cave City, Sulphur Rock

August 27, 2009 On Saturday, two area fire departments will be signing people up for the new AlertXpress All Hazards early notification system.Residents of the Cave City Fire District may sign up between 9:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. at the Cave City Fire Department, Fire Chief Ronny Milligan said.Sulphur Rock Volunteer Fire Department will host a sign-up from 8 to 10 a.m. at both the Sulphur Rock and Moorefield stations.

Habitat for Humanity to host fundraiser Monday night

August 27, 2009 The Habitat for Humanity of Independence County will host a “Home-Aid 2009” fundraiser Monday at Josie’s at the Lockhouse in Batesville to raise money to build its second home.Jericho’s Crossing, a contemporary Christian and country band, and other local residents will perform.Doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets are $20 per person and can be purchased at Econo-Mart Pharmacy and First Community Bank locations.

Board to hear financial update

August 27, 2009 CONCORD — The Concord School Board will meet at 7 p.m. Monday in the high school media center to hear a financial and facilities update, board president Tim Southerland said.The directors will also select the style and color of bricks for the high school.The board will also consider asking the state Department of Education for approval to hire a cafeteria worker, a custodian for the high school and a temporary hourly custodian.

Mammoth Spring plans Solemn Old Judge Days

August 27, 2009 MAMMOTH SPRING — Since 1988 Mammoth Spring has been commemorating George D. Hay’s visit to Mammoth Spring, which inspired him to begin the Grand Ole Opry, according to a news release.

School to sell bus, renovate concession stand

August 27, 2009 NEWARK — Cedar Ridge School District will hold its annual report to the public Sept. 15 at the Cord-Charlotte campus. Among other business at its recent meeting, the Cedar Ridge School Board also agreed to increase adult meal prices to $1.75 for breakfast and $3 for lunch to comply with Arkansas Department of Education regulations and reimbursement rates for the National School Lunch, Breakfast and Afterschool Snacks that became effective July 1, 2009.

Travise Fisher completes Lincoln internship

August 27, 2009 Washington, D.C. — Travise Fisher of Batesville recently completed U.S. Senator Blanche Lincoln’s (D-Ark.) summer internship program in her Washington, D.C., Senate office. Fisher is attending the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville.“Giving young students an opportunity to serve the state through my Senate offices is one of the great joys of my job,” Lincoln said.  “Congressional internships allow students to experience firsthand the behind-the-scenes workings of the federal legislative branch.”

Tribute planned for Billy Lee Riley

August 27, 2009 NEWPORT — In the 1950s the Silver Moon Club in Newport was a spot where many early rock ’n’ rollers like Billy Lee Riley performed. On Sunday, however, family, friends and fellow musicians will gather at the club that sits along Rock ’n’ Roll Highway 67 to pay tribute to Riley, the Sun recording artist who died Aug. 7 at the age of 75. The show, which will include a number of different acts, is set to begin at 1 p.m. with each performance lasting about 20 to 30 minutes.

Police seek help in locating runaway

August 27, 2009 Local authorities are seeking the public’s help in locating a teenager who ran away from a youth facility on Aug. 15.Detective Mike Mundy with the Independence County Sheriff’s Office said 14-year-old Molly Corter had been interned at the Health Services Youth Center following a domestic incident against a family member.An employee of the facility, Joe Leary, told police that Corter had left the facility without permission around 8:30 p.m. and believed she may have been headed to the west Batesville area.

Panel eyes coordinator

August 27, 2009 Independence County may one day have its own part- or full-time election coordinator.The Independence County Election Commission met Tuesday morning to approve election officials for the annual school election, which will be Sept. 15 across the state, as well as discuss the need for a full- or part-time election coordinator.Commissioner Dwayne Millikin said the commission hopes to have something to present to the quorum court as it starts to work on the 2010 budget.