Movie to be screened

February 25, 2010 Jubilee Family Church in Batesville will host a free drive-in movie at 7 p.m. Friday.The children’s movie classic “The Adventures of Milo and Otis” will be projected in high definition in the church’s indoor theater setting.Concessions such as popcorn, candy and soft drinks will be for sale from the Jubilee Family Church Children’s Ministries, or viewers may bring their own snacks.The church is located at 45 Thunderbird Lane, about two miles east of Walmart on Harrison Street. For more information, call (870) 793-9124.

Calendar, facility improvements top board agenda at Concord

February 25, 2010 CONCORD — The Concord School Board will meet at 6 p.m. Monday in the high school media center to consider revising the school calendar to make up for days missed to ice, snow and slick roads, according to an agenda for the session.High school exterior improvements, an addition to the cafeteria and a master facility plan will also be discussed.The directors will consider renewing the high school principal’s contract and four other employees’ contracts for the 2010-11 school year, as well as consider a letter of resignation from one employee.

Midland to celebrate 25 years Sunday

February 25, 2010 PLEASANT PLAINS — Midland School District will be celebrating “25 years of Pride and Progress” at 2 p.m. Sunday in the school.The event, open to the public, will include recognition of distinguished alumni from 12 different fields as selected by an outside committee based on nominations provided. “We are hoping to have a great turn-out for this event and hope that many people that have had influence on the Midland District will return for this celebration,” Superintendent Dean Stanley said.

Collector announces

February 25, 2010 SIDNEY — Charlotte Ratliff, Sharp County tax collector, has announced her intent to seek a fourth term.Charlotte, her husband Jeremy and daughter Ashley live on their family farm at Sidney. She is a lifelong resident of Sharp County and is currently serving on the board of directors for the Arkansas Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

Allen seeking re-election

February 25, 2010 WILLIFORD — Bartus Allen of rural Williford has announced his candidacy for re-election to the quorum court for District 6 in Sharp County.He is a former school administrator and resides in Sitka where he operates a farm.“I have appreciated serving the people of District 6 in the past and would like to continue,” Allen said. “I will work hard to see that your tax dollars are wisely used.

History director to speak

February 25, 2010 Sojourner Project Director Jo Blatti will speak at 7 p.m. March 2 at the Mabee-Simpson Library on the Lyon College campus about the Sojourner oral history project. The title of her lecture is “If A Stranger Sojourns With Thee in Your Land: An Oral History Project Exploring 21st Century Immigration in Batesville and Surrounding Areas.”

‘Snow’ spring break for Cave City

February 25, 2010 CAVE CITY — No spring break for Cave City students.That was the decision of the Cave City School Board on Monday after the directors learned the majority of the district’s staff voted to hold school during spring break instead of adding days to the end of the school year.It still could be June 1 before school is out for the summer.Superintendent Steven Green said the district missed 11 days to icy, snowy weather and the resulting slick roads. Only seven snow days were built into the school calendar.

Womack to run for Melbourne mayor

February 25, 2010 MELBOURNE — Shannon Womack of Melbourne has announced his intention to run for mayor of Melbourne in the November general election.He is a graduate of Melbourne High School and a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. He and his wife, Murlie, have been married 47 years. They have two sons and daughters-in-law and four grandchildren.According to Womack, he wants to use his 20 plus years of city government experience along with his business experience in the mayor’s office to ensure that the patrons of Melbourne get the maximum use of their city taxes.

Woods seeks seat

February 25, 2010 Circuit Judge Rhonda Wood has announced she will seek a position of the Arkansas Court of Appeals in District 2, Position 1. “The Court of Appeals decides cases that impact all Arkansans. These decisions are binding on Arkansas’s lower courts. My history of judicial restraint, fairness, strong values, and common sense equip me to make these important decisions. I believe in consistency in the justice system and value the separation of powers, with judges upholding the law and leaving it to the legislature to write laws,” she said.

Water carnival awarded again

February 25, 2010 Batesville’s annual “fun in the sun” event has received its second award in the past month.The White River Water Carnival has been selected as one of the Southeast Tourism Society’s Top 20 Events for the month of August 2010, carnival committee chairwoman Lisa Caplinger has learned.“This will put the water carnival on the map,” Caplinger said, adding that she believes it will bring more people to town. “I think it’s going to help tourism in Batesville.”The 66th annual water carnival will be Aug. 6-7. This year’s theme is “The Return of the White River Monster.”