Hope Lutheran School’s pumpkin patch will be open beginning Sunday through Oct. 31.
Pumpkins, straw bales and gourds will be available for sale from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday.
The school is located at 2415 East Main St. (at the corner of Highway 233 and White Drive) in Batesville.
Area youth groups are having a car wash from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at the following locations: First Community Bank in Cave City; Autozone and Southern Tire in Batesville; and Mark Martin Kia in Southside.
The car wash is free to the public. The youth groups have pledged to wash 100 cars.
A fellowship service will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at the House of Compassion, located at 115 Chamblee Drive in Batesville.
The speaker will be Roy Ford of the New Testament Holiness House of Prayer.
Anointed singing, testimonies, healing, miracles and deliverances will be a part of the service, according to a news release.
The pastor of the church is Robert Tidwell.
The service is open to the public.
JONESBORO — The 5th Annual Arkansas Game and Fish Commission Fall Family Fair will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Forrest L. Wood Crowley’s Ridge Nature Center, located at 600 East Lawson Road in Jonesboro.
The event is free.
The schedule of events is: 10:30-11:30 a.m., small game hunting in Arkansas seminar by writer Keith Sutton; 11 a.m.-noon, wiggle fish make and take; 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., free hot dogs available while they last; 12:30-1:30, BB gun and air rifle range; 1-1:45, Arkansas reptile program; 1-4, free Tropical Sno; and 2-3, archery range.
POCAHONTAS — Black River Technical College announces a major celebration Oct. 27-29 to mark the official opening of REACH sites, the historic Rice-Upshaw House and William Looney Tavern located near Dalton in northern Randolph County. The two log structures, built during Arkansas’s Territorial era, have been restored by the college through grant funding from Arkansas Natural and Cultural Resources Council.
MARIANNA — The Cave City Junior Cavemen survived six turnovers and a fourth-quarter charge here Thursday night to post their first football victory of the season.
The 22-16 decision over the Marianna Junior Trojans brought the Junior Cavemen’s overall record to 1-2 and their 4A-2 District mark to 1-1.
LA CROSSE — Led by Bradley Lamb’s medal-winning 1-over-par 73, the Melbourne Bearkatz golfers rolled past the Valley Springs Tigers for a 30-stroke victory and the 3A-1 District Tournament crown here Thursday.
Lamb and Yellville-Summit’s Josh Lunsford tied in regulation.
Lamb won the medalist award with a par on the first playoff hole. Lunsford bogeyed the hole.
The Mountain View Yellowjackets finished third with a 295, just one stroke behind the Tigers.
Stuttgart at Southside
KICKOFF • TONIGHT 7
The 2-1 Southerners will be looking to secure an early 4A-2 District win after last week’s home loss to the England Lions in a nonconference finale. Stuttgart’s coach wants the Ricebirds to eat up as much clock as possible in an effort to keep the high-octane Southerner offense on the sideline. The Ricebirds are also 2-1 overall.
This year’s larger-than-normal acorn crop and dry fall pastures pose a serious threat to Arkansas cattle producers.
Most animals are susceptible to acorn poisoning, although cattle and sheep are affected most often. Most species of oak in North America are considered toxic. Clinical signs occur several days after consumption of large quantities of green acorns in the fall.
FERNANDINA BEACH, Fla. — A recent survey of nearly 3,500 shooting enthusiasts conducted on ShooterSurvey.com discovered only 26 percent of respondents claim membership at a shooting range or sporting clays club. With nearly three out of four shooters not associated with these private ranges or clubs, the survey also explored the reasons for not joining.
Top reasons included:
• 37 percent said they are not interested or have no need to join
• 27 percent said it is too expensive
LITTLE ROCK — D. Victor Waits of Holts Summit, Mo., is making a career of setting state fish records from the Spring River in Arkansas.
He holds the state record for river redhorse (8 pounds, 2 ounces) and shovelnose sturgeon (5 pounds), both taken from the Spring River. He recently added golden redhorse and northern hog sucker — again from the Spring River.
CALICO ROCK — The third annual Calico Rock Trout Tournament kicks off at 7 a.m. Saturday with registration in River Road Park in downtown Calico Rock, according to a press release.
From Highway 5 at the White River Bridge turn onto Railroad Street and drive under the railroad tracks down to the park. Registration ends at noon. Weigh-in will be at the same location until 5 p.m.
Prizes will be awarded based on the number of entrants, the release states, with first prize being 50 percent payback, second prize 25 percent and third prize 15 percent.