Two races have developed with filings for school board positions at Cave City, according to public records in the Sharp County Circuit Clerk’s office.
Kirk Ratliff is challenging incumbent Jeff Eddy for Position 6 and Stephen Stauffer is challenging incumbent Robert Hutchison for Position 7.
Both positions are for five-year terms.
The filing deadline for the Sept. 15 elections is noon on Friday.
CAVE CITY — Kevin Hoggard and Dakota Tuggle placed second in the nation, winning silver medals in the Audio Radio Production division of the recent SkillsUSA national competition in Kansas City, Mo., advisors Ben Johnson and Lindsey Johnson said.
Hoggard and Tuggle also won $10,000 scholarships to the Boston University Center for Digital Imaging.
“This school is a year-long program that trains students for work in the audio and video production field,” said Ben Johnson, radio instructor at Cave City High.
Happy with the job they got when they had a barn built some nine months ago, Steven and Cheryl Sturdivant didn’t hesitate to hire the builder again, but this time things were different.
Steven Sturdivant filed a police report Monday in which he said the owner of Complete Exterior Renovations, 30-year-old Richard Massey of Newark, had recently taken checks totaling $2,500 to buy building materials but didn’t deliver on the work.
PLEASANT PLAINS — They came face to face with sharks, walked with lions, danced with children and learned about apartheid.
That’s how Midland High School students Kelby Jones, Meagan Martin, Niki Pulliam and Danae Sellers spent part of their summer.
They all agreed: South Africa was a life-changing, learning experience.
Armed with pistols and looking for money, two men reportedly entered a home at 502 Ferrell St. Wednesday night and forced the six people who lived there to put their hands behind their heads and get on the floor.
The robbers then reportedly took $2,190 in cash from Rigoberto Gutierrez, Minixi Esquillin, Daniel Contreras, Carlos Diaz Pizarro, Ralph Valenzuela and Sampson Perez.
Independence County Deputy Nathan Stephens said the men, who are all listed as U.S. citizens, and an interpreter came to the sheriff’s office around 10:20 p.m. to report the incident.
The Sara Low Memorial 5K is set for Sept. 5 and organizers have started collecting sponsorship donations, announced Ken McSpadden.
Sponsors’ names are placed on the back of the race T-shirt, McSpadden said.
The race honors Sara Low, a Batesville High School graduate and former Lady Pioneer track and field and cross country athlete. Low was a flight attendant on American Airlines flight 11, the first of two planes crashed into the World Trade Center Twin Towers in New York City on Sept. 11, 2001.
FAYETTEVILLE — Not everyone on everyone’s all-time greatest Arkansas Razorbacks team should be eyed in the rearview mirror.
For the all-time Razorback tight end you’ve got to consider a 2009 Razorback.
No other UofA tight end ever was in the Mackey Award voting like D.J. Williams was last year as a semifinalist.
VERSAILLES, Ky. (AP) — Lawyer Ron was among the Kentucky Derby favorites in 2006 and a champion older horse in 2007. When he was retired from racing last year, he had earned nearly $2.8 million.
The 6-year-old horse was euthanized Friday night because of complications from colic surgery, Stonewall Farm Stallions said on its Web site.
“Not only was he a superior racehorse horse but his physical presence and contagious personality captivated everyone that saw him,” Stonewall Manager Clark Shepherd said.
Question: I am having a problem with my petunias. I water them and add fertilizer, but no matter what I do, they die. I see others who have no problem in growing petunias, so what am I doing wrong?
Answer: There are several tips that may help. Use a 5-10-5 fertilizer loosely scattered over the soil just after the first flush of blooms. Then cut the plants back in mid-season when they begin to get leggy. They should put on new growth that will bloom again for you.
Some common July garden problems include the following:
Squash bugs: The squash bug is one of the most troublesome pests attacking squash. Both nymphs and adults suck sap from the leaves and stems of cucurbits.
This can be mistaken for cucurbit bacterial wilt. After wilting, vines and leaves turn black and crisp, and become brittle. Small plants may be killed entirely, while larger plants may have several runners affected.