UDC helping with effort

March 2, 2011 JONESBORO ­— The United Daughters of the Confederacy from Jonesboro plan to be in Smithville Saturday to visit the McCarroll Family Cemetery, which has been nominated for placement on the Historic Preservation list. The group will present a check to Tom Helms of Starkville, Miss., who is spearheading this effort. For more information e-mail Helms at T720@bellsouth.net.

Williams Baptist College awards scholarships to 2 area students

March 2, 2011 WALNUT RIDGE — Two area students have been awarded scholarships to attend Williams Baptist College at Walnut Ridge, according to a news release.Carlie Easley of Cave City has been awarded a Dean’s scholarship to attend Williams Baptist a four-year liberal arts college. It is awarded to incoming WBC students based on their college entrance examination scores.Easley is a senior at Cedar Ridge High School and the daughter of Shawn and Alexandra Easley of Cave City.Tyler Emery of Newport has been awarded a President’s scholarship to attend Williams Baptist College.

WRHS Foundation awards scholarships

March 2, 2011 White River Health System Foundation recently presented nursing scholarships to Christine Curtis, Stephanie Wagoner, James Clayton and Julie Eddings.  Scholarships are awarded annually to employees advancing their education to become registered nurses. The goal of the  scholarship program is to help relieve the financial burden on employees seeking career advancement and encourage educational advancement to those dedicated to improving the patient experience by providing quality care, according to a news release.

Beef, forage meeting slated for March 17

March 2, 2011 Beef cattle producers, mark your calendars to attend a Tri-County Beef and Forage Production meetingon March 17 at the Hill High Resort in Horseshoe Bend.Registration is from 5:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. Meals will be guaranteed to those who pre-register by March 11.If you are in Sharp County, call (870) 994-7363; in Fulton County, call (870) 895-3301; and in Izard County, call (870) 368-4323.

Herd bull is cornerstone of quality cattle operation

March 2, 2011 Selecting and buying a herd bull involves some of the most important decisions you will make in your beef operation. The bull contributes one-half of the genetic makeup of his offspring. Therefore, because a bull may sire from 25 to 50 or more calves a year, he is the most important individual in the herd.The most practical approach to improving quality and performance in your herd is to use a better bull. However, a bull that will improve a herd must have genetic superiority over the cows in the herd and previous bulls.

Forage management tips for March

March 2, 2011 1. Spray Buttercups with broadleaf herbicide2. Apply burn-down on dormant bermudagrass for winter grassy weed control3. Begin planning lime application when soil is firm enough for travel4. Fertilize winter annual forages or fescue if not done in FebruaryTHISTLE CONTROLAlong with buttercups, this is the right time to be spraying for thistles. Thistles should be in the rosette stage and actively growing at the time of herbicide application.

Man faces theft charge

March 2, 2011 WALNUT RIDGE — A 28-year-old man was arrested Tuesday in connection with a stolen vehicle that was recovered on Feb. 15, said Lawrence County Sheriff Jody Dotson.Nathaniel Urlacher has been charged with theft of property.“The arrest came after a Lawrence County resident reported that her Dodge Durango, cell phone and $140 in cash had been stolen on February 12. The resident knew the guy’s first name was Nathaniel and gave a description of him to the officers.

Mineral club to hear geologist

March 2, 2011 CHEROKEE VILLAGE — Geologist Mike Howard will speak to the Spring River Gem & Mineral Club at 10 a.m. Thursday about “Potential Hazards of a Lapidary” in Omaha Center in Cherokee Village, said President Bill Orr. The meeting is open to the public.A lapidary is someone who cuts, polishes and/or engraves precious stones. Most or all of the club’s members have lapidary equipment and some are lucky enough to use it a lot, Orr said.

Newark trash pickup changed

March 2, 2011 NEWARK — Due to circumstances beyond the city’s control, Newark city trash/garbage pickup will take place Friday, Mayor Randy Hendrix said.Trash/garbage will not be picked up on Monday, which is the usual pickup day, he said.

Confederacy to be topic

March 2, 2011 CAVE CITY — The Cave City Kiwanis Club will hear about one facet of the Civil War when it meets at noon Thursday in the Cave City Recreation Center in the city hall/community building, said Secretary Dettye Broughton.“Speaker David Wesley will give an account of the Confederacy,” she said.The event is open to the public.