For many horse owners late spring and summer are the seasons that are the most convenient for recreational riding due to longer days and warm weather. Although this time of year is appealing to the horseman, it may not be the best time for the horse.
Oftentimes, horses have not been ridden enough through the winter months and early spring to be physically conditioned for extended work in hot weather. Many horses with access to lush pasture become fat or even obese, which compounds the problem.
In severe cases, horses may suffer heat exhaustion or heat stroke.
Shortly after being elected Circle K president at the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville, Stephanie Bonds took on the roll of district lieutenant governor.
“Our district, the Mo-Ark district, consists of Missouri and Arkansas,” Bonds said. “The two states are divided into divisions: Gateway Division, Ozark Division, Diamond Division and Heartland Division.”
Durham earns Barton Scholarship
SMITHVILLE — April Durham has received the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Barton Foundation Scholarship, according to a news release.
The Barton Scholarship is one of the oldest and most prestigious awards at UAMS and made possible by an endowment given to the UAMS College of Medicine in 1964 by Mrs. T.H. Barton of El Dorado, the release states. Scholarships are awarded annually to those students who complete the prior year of medical school with the highest grade point average.
SEARCY — The ninth annual Christain Martin Lovendahl Scholarship has been awarded to Joshua Neece of Mooresville, N.C., and Adam Kates of Kings Mountain, N.C., according to a news release.
Both are students of the NASCAR Technical Institute in Mooresville, N.C.
The scholarship honors the memory of Lovendahl, a crew chief in the Busch Grand National Series, now known as the Nationwide Series, who died in an auto accident on May 5, 2000.
White River Medical Center in Batesville has announced the addition of digital mammography and computer-aided detection offering women the latest in imaging technology along with the convenience and personal service of care provided close to home, according to a news release.
JORDAN, Ark. — “Breathing. You were planning on doing that anyway, right?” Denise said with a smile.
OCALA, Fla. — Dr. Bob R. Clements, 70, of Ocala, Fla., formerly of Imboden, died Thursday, July 23, 2009, in a Gainesville, Fla., hospital.
Born Jan. 16, 1939, in Lawrence County, he was the son of Hanley and Thelma Miller Clements. He was an equine veterinarian, having practiced in Marion County, Fla., for 37 years. An avid horseman, he enjoyed rodeos, horse racing and especially tending his brood mares and foals.
MODESTO, Calif. — Benny Emmett Ruminer, 70, of Modesto, Calif., formerly of Batesville, died June 3, 2009, in Modesto.
Born March 15, 1939, in Batesville, he was the son of Emmett Lawrence Ruminer and Theaddese Fike Ruminer. He had an associate degree in architecture and retired as a computer analyst with Gallo Winery in Modesto. He was a member of West Baptist Church in Batesville.
HARDY — Orville Alveshire, 92, of Hardy died Monday, July 27, 2009, in Ash Flat.
Survivors include his wife, Helen Alveshire; a son, Budd Alveshire of Batesville; a daughter, Ruth Ann Henry of Hardy; a brother, Bill Alveshire of Palmyra, Wis.; two sisters, Helen Wilkens of Florida and Arline Blair of East Alton, Ill.; five grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Heath Funeral Home Oak Hill Chapel with Keith Marland officiating. Burial will be in Baker Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 tonight.
EVENING SHADE — Eulogio Perez Garcia, 48, of Evening Shade died Sunday, July 26, 2009, in a Memphis hospital.
Born March 22, 1961, in Hidalgo Del Estado Mexicanos, Mexico, he was the son of Andres and Gregoria Perez Sanjuan Garcia. He was employed by ConAgra Frozen Foods for 20 years.
Survivors include his wife, Julia Roxanne Winkle Garcia of Evening Shade; two sons, Artums John “A.J.” Garcia and Greg Perez Garcia, both of Evening Shade; and three daughters, Jessica Ann Garcia and Linda Jane Garcia, both of Evening Shade, and Sarah Winkle of Batesville.
The driver of a car that reportedly drove from center line to outside line, before jerking the car back into its proper lane, was arrested early Tuesday morning. Also arrested were two passengers in the car.
Independence County Deputy Jeremy Qualls said around 2:40 a.m. he got behind a car going across the viaduct in Batesville, then up Ramsey Mountain, and the car was being driven in an erratic manner.