Agent offers ways to deal with tip moths

June 23, 2010 Tip moths can damage cedars, junipers, arborvitae, cypress and false cypress. It’s the larvae of the tip moth that does the damage, eating from the inside of the leaves and shoots.Larvae are pale yellowish-green with a brown head. Damage made by this insect can be severe, causing the tips of shoots to die. Entire shoot tips are hollowed out by the older larvae and these hollowed twigs break off easily.Heavily infested trees have a scorched appearance.

City’s voters ban hiring of illegals

June 23, 2010 FREMONT, Neb. — Voters in the eastern Nebraska city of Fremont on Monday approved a ban on hiring or renting property to illegal immigrants, the latest proposal in a series of immigration regulations taken up by communities around the country.About 57 percent of voters in Fremont supported the proposal, according to unofficial results that still must be certified by the election commissioner. The measure is likely to face a long and costly court battle, with the American Civil Liberties Union saying it will try to block it before it even goes into effect.

Cut ’em out, ride ’em in

June 23, 2010 JONESBORO — What is ranch sorting?Not many people in Northeast Arkansas have heard of the cattle corralling event because competitions are not held anywhere in the state. The nearest place to see ranch sorting is Missouri.Until now.The Craighead County Sheriff’s Department Mounted Patrol will hold its third ranch sorting competition July 23 at the Arkansas State University Equine Center.

Blanchard Springs sets programs

June 23, 2010 MOUNTAIN VIEW — Blanchard Springs Caverns offers summer interpretive activities at the Blanchard Springs Recreation Area with different topics highlighted each week, according to a news release.Activities include outdoor amphitheater programs present-ed at 8:30 p.m. on Wednesdays and Fridays, day and/or night programs on Thursdays, and guided walks at 9:30 a.m. on Saturdays. Most programs are held at or near the amphitheater, located near the picnic area at the base of Sandfield Bluff. Next week’s topic is bats, and programs are:

Wanted in Independence County

June 23, 2010 The following list of persons with active warrants is issued by the Independence County Sheriff’s Office. Wanted persons are listed by their name, age, city and number of warrants.Wararnts valid as of 6-22-2010Amy Pruitt    28    Batesville    1Maximo Perez Puebla    35    Batesville    1Michael Christopher Pugh    30    Cave City    2George Pulley    30    Searcy    1

CR board approves policies

June 23, 2010 NEWARK — Employments, resignations and policy approvals for the upcoming school year were the order of business when the Cedar Ridge School Board met June 15.

Students earn UACCB scholarships

June 23, 2010 The University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville has awarded the Academic Distinction Scholarship to several more area high school graduates, announced Melissa Sisco, director of financial aid:• Tabitha Cole graduated from Southside High School and is the daughter of Debbie and Chet Cole. She plans to seek an associate’s degree. • Zach Franks of Cord is a graduate of Cedar Ridge and the son of Doug Franks and Kathy Franks. He plans to seek a degree in agricultural education.

Guest minister will speak

June 23, 2010 Michael Wilson will be the guest minister at Jubilee Family Church at 10 a.m. Sunday. The church is located at 45 Thunderbird Drive, Batesville.Wilson presently leads CityGate Church in Dyersburg, Tenn. He was called to preach at the age of 12 and has served churches in Ohio, Kentucky and Tennessee. His approach is challenging and encourages people to live out the Kingdom of God in their everyday lives, to bring light to the darkness and to stand for what is righteous, according to a news release.For more information, call (870) 793-9124 or visit

Reunions planned

June 23, 2010 Some area families are planning reunions for this weekend:Jackson, Tripp, Fuller The Jackson, Tripp and Fuller family reunion will be Saturday at the Oak Bluff Community Center, located at 380 Oak Bluff Road.A potluck will be served at noon. The event is open to the public.For more information call Lucy Manley at (870) 793-2135 or (870) 613-4898.Moore-BalesThe 26th Moore-Bales reunion will be Saturday at the Oakmont Community Building, located on Highway 86 West in Ridgedale, Mo., which is south of Branson, Mo.

Beebe Believers will perform

June 23, 2010 CHARLOTTE — John 3:16 Ministries will host a Unity Fest Appreciation Day on Saturday at 75 Holmes Road in Charlotte.A fishing derby will begin at 3 p.m., and bounce houses will be available for children.A free fish fry will be served at 5, followed by a concert by the Beebe Believers at 6.The North Central Arkansas Cruisers Car Club will be at the event.For more information call (870) 799-2525.