Grease fire closes McDonalds

September 24, 2009 A small grease fire in the kitchen closed McDonalds restaurant for a short time for cleanup Wednesday morning.The Batesville Fire Department responded to a fire in a Fry Master unit around 11:40 a.m. However, the blaze was quickly controlled and the department only remained on the scene for approximately 12 minutes.No one was reported injured in the incident and no serious damage was reported.Detailed information regarding the incident was not available from McDonalds management prior to press time today.

Movie to be screened

September 24, 2009 Jubilee Family Church in Batesville will host a free drive-in movie at 8 p.m. Friday.“Joseph: King of Dreams” will be projected in high definition onto the church’s 25-foot outdoor screen. Viewers need an FM radio to tune in 88.1 for the audio.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 concessions.

Ozarka College to offer GED testing

September 24, 2009 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. 13 and 20;• Mammoth Spring — Simmons First National Bank, Oct. 5 and 12;• Mountain View — Ozarka College, Oct. 8 and 13;• Salem — Fulton County Courthouse, Oct. 1 and 15.

October marks DV Awareness Month

September 24, 2009 Three women are killed by a current or former intimate partner each day in America, on average according to a 2000 study by U.S. Department of Justice and the Centers for Disease Control. Last year in Arkansas, 31 women were killed by an intimate partner. Domestic violence is a life-threatening crime affecting millions across our nation regardless of age, economic status, race, religion or education.

Naturally Ozark Web discussed

September 24, 2009 CALICO ROCK — The North Central Arkansas Regional Economic Development continues to move forward with the Naturally Ozark Web site, officials said. Naturally Ozark is the name adopted by NCARED to be used in a branding effort for the region.The Creative Economy Team met recently with representatives from the University of Arkansas’ Institute for Economic Advancement DINA Project to provide input on Web site layout, content and functionality. In August, NCARED awarded the contract to DINA for the design, construction, hosting and maintenance of the site.

Revival, homecoming slated

September 24, 2009 Faith-Hopewell Cumberland Presbyterian Church will have revival services at 7 p.m. Sunday through Tuesday.Duawn Mearns will be the speaker.The church’s homecoming will be Sunday. A potluck will be served at noon.The pastor of the church is the Rev. Alan Meinzer. The church is located at 3895 Harrison St.The event is open to the public.

Guion to hold sales

September 24, 2009 GUION — The Guion community-wide yard sale will begin at 7 a.m. Friday and Saturday, rain or shine, according to Stacie Engles.

Delta Symphony to perform at Lyon

September 24, 2009 The Delta Symphony Orchestra tours will perform at Lyon College at 7 p.m. Oct. 3 in Brown Chapel.  Organized in 1974, the Delta Symphony has been entertaining, educating and enriching the Northeast Arkansas region for 35 years and is the only professional performing symphony in the Northeast Arkansas region.

Boy arrested in shooting death

September 24, 2009 WEINER (AP) — Police have arrested a juvenile on suspicion of manslaughter in the shooting death of a 15-year-old Weiner High School student.Poinsett County deputy prosecutor Marty Lilly says the juvenile is now in police custody. The boy’s name wasn’t released because of his age.The manslaughter charge was filed in the Labor Day shooting death of Miles Greeno, who was found in his pickup truck with a fatal gunshot wound to the head. A shotgun was also found in the truck.Police originally ruled the death accidental, but filed charges after further investigation.

Event to raise funds for hospital

September 24, 2009 CHEROKEE VILLAGE — The Spring River Chapter of Circle of Friends recently finalized plans for its eighth annual fall festival and barbecue dinner to be held from 3-7 p.m. Saturday at Cherokee Elementary School, said Hope Bruner, one of the organizers.