Mountain View — The rusty mix of gears, wheels, boxes, rods and pipes next to the Outdoor Music Pavilion at the Ozark Folk Center State Park draws attention and starts many conversations.
“What is it?” “A hay baler, maybe?” “How did it work?” “Did horses pull it?”
HELENA-WEST HELENA (AP) — Former Arkansas Congressman Tommy Robinson is being ordered by a federal judge to never again interfere with his ongoing bankruptcy case.
Robinson had earlier made a filing in a related Monroe County Circuit Court case and used information from the bankruptcy case to try to stop the garnishment of his and his wife’s wages.
U.S. Bankruptcy Court Judge James Mixon called the move an unwarranted intrusion on the bankruptcy case. He told Robinson not to interfere with his case for “the rest of your life, at any time.”
Robinson promised to appeal.
The Diabetes Support Group will meet on the following dates and times:
• 6:30 p.m. Sept. 28 — Cave City Elementary safe room
• 10:30 a.m. Oct. 6 — Strawberry Community Center
• 10 a.m. Oct. 12 — Calico Rock Hospital, admissions waiting room
• 9:30 a.m. Oct. 13 — Hardy Senior Center
• 11 a.m. Oct. 13 — Cherokee Village Community Center
• noon Oct. 13 — Ash Flat Senior Center
• 10 a.m. Oct. 14 — First Service Bank Community Room in Mountain View
• 11 a.m. Oct. 21 — Mammoth Spring Senior Center
CAVE CITY — A park revival will be held Sunday through Wednesday at Cave City Park, according to a news release.
On Sunday night, Matt Mosley will preach at 6 p.m., and Crystal River will sing. Special music will be provided by First Free Will Baptist Church.
Allen Brown will preach at 7 p.m. Monday, with Southern Faith singing and the Methodist Church providing the special.
At 7 p.m. Tuesday, John Abbott will preach, the Turner Family will sing, and the special will be brought by Cave Creek Church of God.
DRASCO — David Chastain and Jessica Russell were united in marriage on Sept. 4 at Collins Creek in Heber Springs.
Wetzel Starks officiated.
The bride is the daughter of Junior and Wanda Tosh of Batesville. She is employed at Wilson Wil-Sav Pharmacy.
The groom is the son of Jim and Debby Chastain of Drasco. He is employed at Delta Asphalt.
Following a wedding trip to Hot Springs, the couple resides in Drasco.
On July 4, 1776, a group of American men meeting at Philadelphia signed The Declaration of Independence, which was the start of the Revolutionary War.
Although England had the superior fighting force and more money than the American colonists, the American forces eventually won, in large part because of their fighting tactics. Today, we would call them snipers!
Thanks to all the men (and a few women) who fought, we are now speaking English with a Southern accent — not a British accent.
LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Authorities say a 3-year-old horse was critically injured when it was dragged down the road in Independence County.
The man driving the truck has been arrested for driving while intoxicated and Humane Society officials want him also charged with animal cruelty.
Deputies arrested 49-year-old Danny Ferguson on Saturday and say he told them he was “looking for his horsey.”
Kay Simpson with the Humane Society says the horse fell out of a trailer with a rope tied around its neck and was dragged.
How much is a trillion dollars? Mathematically it would be expressed with this simple equation: A trillion dollars = $1,000,000,000,000.
It takes 12 zeroes to the left of the decimal point to make a trillion. Or in other words, a trillion is a million million dollars.
LITTLE ROCK — Retired teachers recently got an average increase of $51 a month in benefits, thanks to a resolution passed by the Board of Retired of the Arkansas Teacher Retirement System.
The increase results from the board’s voting to compound the annual cost of living adjustment for this year. The amount of the increase in the COLA will differ among individuals, depending on their final average salary and years of service. Compounding the COLA was a one-time only decision that will increase benefits to retired teachers by $19 million this fiscal year.
LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Ruth Lincoln, the grandmother-in-law to U.S. Sen. Blanche Lincoln and believed to be Arkansas’ oldest person, died Thursday, the senator’s office said. She was 111 and two weeks shy of her 112th birthday.
Ruth Lincoln died at her Little Rock home, said the senator’s spokeswoman, Katie Laning Niebaum. She would have turned 112 on Sept. 30.