LITTLE ROCK — Samantha Fulbright and Nicole Gilbert, both of Batesville, have been inducted into the Arkansas Purple Circle Club in Little Rock, according to a news release.
The club is an awards program recognizing junior livestock exhibitors who earned championship honors at the Arkansas State Fair and is led by Arkansas Farm Bureau.
The Farm Bureau is a nonprofit, private farm and rural advocacy organization of more than 212,000 families throughout the state working to improve farm and rural life, the release states.
NEBRASKA CITY, Neb. — Power provider Entergy Corporation is providing 10,000 free trees to residential customers to help save energy and provide communities with environmental benefits, said Ben Cohoon of the National Arbor Day Foundation
The trees are available to Entergy’s residential customers in Arkansas, Texas, Louisiana and Mississippi.
“Since the start of the program, residents from around the region have been reserving trees,” Cohoon said. “Nearly 9,000 trees are still available from Entergy and are currently offered on a first-come, first-served basis.”
As winter approaches, some energetic people are already buying their firewood. Are you getting your money’s worth when you buy firewood?
You need to ask a few questions before you spend your money.
How much wood am I getting? The usual answer is “a pickup load.” Generally speaking, a pickup load is about one-half of a cord.
A standard cord, properly stacked, is 4 feet high, 8 feet long and 4 feet wide.
A rick is also called a face cord. It is 4 feet high, 8 feet long and as wide as the sticks are long.
Question: Should I take my hostas up this winter? I planted them in the spring, but they look bad now.
Answer: In our area hostas or plantain lilies (Liliaceae) will make it fine through the winter. They will die back to the ground, but then will return in the spring. Hostas are one of the most popular plants in the South.
They like partial or full shade, and do not do well in full sun. During the growing period slugs and snails can damage the foliage, but there are varieties that are resistant to these pests.
Circle Dec. 6 on your calendar.
That’s when the Lyon and Williams Baptist College teams will play the second and final round in their annual series for this basketball season. Lyon took round one Tuesday night in Becknell Gymnasium with the Scot women winning 73-67 and the Scot men also taking a hard-earned 6-pointer, winning 86-80.
The visiting Lady Eagles led most of the game and the Scots had to outscore them 11-3 over the last three minutes to get the win.
I got hacked!
Then I got hacked off.
It sounds cliché (for a reason, I realize, but it still rings true) — you never think it will be you. Until one day it is.
Someone in the United Kingdom apparently thought hijacking my debit card would be a good idea. Yes, I do a lot of online shopping and for the most part I just assume that my account numbers are safe. Then one day, they weren’t.
I was shopping in Jonesboro one day when I went to pay for my armload of purchases. Card denied!
Growing up in a small community has its advantages.
Not only were we safe from whatever lurked outside our borders, but our parents could rest assured that if we were not under their watchful eye, someone else was looking out for us.
It’s something most of my generation took for granted, until we were grown and gone and forced to see the world through something other than rose-colored glasses.
My children and their friends enjoyed that same childhood magic with the freedom to roam throughout the neighborhood without fear of the big bad wolf.
But change would come.
The Anglican Church has a long history dating back to the first century in England. It can be said its Christian footprint formed the original Church of England in the first century.
In today’s world of revisionist changes to worship and Holy Scripture we have become a society bent on a morality of self-destruction. There is now come a common need for a return to the orthodox and traditional Biblical beliefs of the early church and its mission and calling according to great commission of our Lord and Savior.
WEST MEMPHIS — The city of West Memphis is hosting its 12th annual “It’s a Wonderful Life in West Memphis” celebrations.
The festivities begin with the city Christmas tree lighting at 6 p.m. Tuesday in Worthington Park. Thousands of colored lights and displays will transform the park into a winter wonderland for the fireworks display and lighting of the 45-foot spruce.
Visitors can enjoy outdoor fireplaces, live music and falling “snow.” Santa Claus will be on hand for photographs along with favorite children’s characters.
MOUNTAIN VIEW — The Blanchard and Barkshed Campgrounds are now open for visitors after bridge repairs.
At Blanchard, the first 14 campsites are available. The Upper Loop camp area across the second low-water bridge has been winterized and is closed for the season. The recreational vehicle transfer station at Blanchard has also been winterized and closed for the season. Gunner Pool is being winterized, so water will not be available but it will still be open for camping.
MOUNTAIN HOME — Arkansas State University-Mountain Home’s funeral science program has received a seven-year re-accreditation from the American Board of Funeral Service Education, according to a news release.
The ABFSE serves as the national academic accreditation agency for college and university programs in funeral service and mortuary science education. It is the sole accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and the Council on Higher Education Accreditation in this field.
The Batesville Community Theatre will present its fall production, “The Christmas Savage,” beginning Nov. 18 at Lyon College’s Brown Chapel.
Showtimes are at 7 p.m. Nov. 18, 19, 25 and 26. A 2 p.m. showing will be held Nov. 20 and 27. Tickets are $8 for those ages 13-64; $5 for ages 12-6 and 65 and older; and free for children 5 and under. They will be sold at the door only.