Tips given for summertime horse care

August 11, 2010 Horses are unique among farm animals. They are not raised for a food source, but are raised to be athletes, with work as their primary function. They are asked to do many different types of work, from racing to trail rides.

Horse show winners announced

August 11, 2010 ASH FLAT — Winners in the Sharp County Fair Horse Show, announced by the fair board, are as follows:Pony class — Peyton Landreth, first; Dalaney Harris, second; Emma Brink, third; Emma Hyslip, fourth; Cole James, fifth; Austin Manning, sixth.Miniature ponies — Emma Brink, first; Cole James, second; Brayden Figgins, third; Molly Cherry, fourth.Peyton Landreth had the grand champion pony and Dalaney Harris had the reserve grand champion.Two- and three-year-old stallions and geldings — Shelly Redwine, first.

For Lyon piper, sacrifice is easy

August 11, 2010 Lyon College student Elliot Smith was just 6 years old when he heard the call of the pipes and drums.Though Smith was horribly sick with the flu, he was determined to attend his first highland games. The experience resonated so much with him that his parents found him in the middle of the night hanging his head out of a second story window listening to the bagpipes.It was then he discovered his life-long passion.

UACCB, bank offers performance series

August 11, 2010 Area residents will soon have the chance to see a variety of performances without traveling to a bigger city, thanks to the University of Arkansas Community College and First Community Bank.The partnership is offering a season of live shows as part of a performance series, according to Hayes Olson, director of development at UACCB. The shows include acrobats, a hypnotist, Motown singers and a musical family.

Cordell joins pharmacy

August 11, 2010 The Medicine Shoppe at 2080 Harrison St. in Batesville has announced that Crystal Cordell, pharmacist, has joined its staff.As with their other pharmacists, Cordell is certified to provide the special service of administering immunizations for influenza, pneumonia and hepatitis B series, according to a news release.Cordell holds a bachelor of science in biology from Lyon College and a doctor of pharmacy from University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences at Little Rock.

Youth ranches earn high rating

August 11, 2010 LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Sheriffs’ Youth Ranches recently received an esteemed four-star rating from Charity Navigator, America’s largest evaluator of charitable organizations. Highlighted for sound fiscal management, the ranch is among the top quarter of the 5,500-plus charities Charity Navigator evaluates each year.

DAV office offers help

August 11, 2010 LITTLE ROCK — The DAV Mobile Service Office will be making stops in a number of north Arkansas towns to provide counseling and claim filing assistance, according to a news release. Like all DAV services, help from the Mobile Service Office is free to all veterans and members of their families.The mobile office will be at the following locations:• Mountain Home — 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday, Burnett-Croom-Lincoln-Paden Clinic, 405 Buttercup Drive;• Highland — 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday, DAV Spring River Chapter #55, 52 Meadowbrook Drive;

Boosters to host tailgate party

August 11, 2010 HIGHLAND — The Highland Rebel Booster Club will meet at 6 p.m. Monday in the hospitality room of the A.L. Hutson activity center at Highland High School.The second annual booster club tailgate party will be at 6 p.m. Aug. 20 at Rebel Memorial Field where Rebel senior, junior and seventh-grade football players will be introduced. There will be prize giveaways, Rebel apparel, fun, food and football during the Rebel Booster Club tailgate party and all Highland Rebel fans are invited to attend, James Bragg, booster club president, said.

Woodcarvers to host demos

August 11, 2010 HEBER SPRINGS — The Ozark Round Mountain Wood Carvers will hold demonstrations and an exhibit from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers William Carl Garner Visitor Center auditorium. In addition, Classic Country will be performing folk country favorites in the auditorium of the William Carl Garner Visitor Center at 7 p.m. Saturday. Seating is limited for the concert.

Underwater Treasure Hunt scheduled at Norfork Lake

August 11, 2010 JORDAN — The Norfork Lake Chamber of Commerce is hosting the Annual Underwater Treasure Hunt on Aug. 21 on Sand Island (also known as Jordan Island) on Norfork Lake.This is a fun event for the whole family and is a benefit for the American Cancer Society and Diver’s Alert Network, a news release states.Certified scuba divers search for tokens underwater (no deeper than 40 feet) and return them for prizes. There is a sand castle contest for children and other family members while the contest is going on.