Candidates to meet Tuesday

April 22, 2010 A Meet and Greet will also include a debate afterwards when the candidates assemble Tuesday night at the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville.The event will be held in Independence Hall on the UACCB campus.Candidates for Independence County judge, as well as prosecuting attorney for the 16th Judicial District and those seeking the title of Independence County sheriff have been invited to participate in the 7 p.m. event.

Ozarka PTK has induction

April 21, 2010 Melbourne — Ozarka College’s Beta Alpha Eta chapter of Phi Theta Kappa (PTK), a national honor society for students in two-year colleges, inducted new members during its Induction Ceremony, held the evening of April 5. After PTK president Shelly Whetstone welcomed students and their guests to the ceremony, Dr. Richard Dawe, Ozarka president, congratulated the new inductees on their educational success and leadership thus far and wished them continued success in their future endeavors.

OBU student recognized at Alpha Chi convention

April 21, 2010 ARKADELPHIA — Ouachita Baptist University senior Philip Williamson was honored as an outstanding presenter at the Alpha Chi National College Honor Society Super-Regional Convention held recently in Little Rock.The convention was held at the Peabody Hotel where approximately 180 students competed for recognition and cash awards. Each student was given 10 to 12 minutes to present his or her work and then had an opportunity to respond to questions from an audience of peers and professors.

‘Super Fun Show’ comes to town

April 21, 2010 Children of Northcentral Arkansas along with area sponsors will present “Edu-tainer” Shawn Brown in concert for two shows Tuesday at University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville and on April 28 at Harding University’s Benson Auditorium in Searcy.  The concert is an annual event and is open to children of all ages, but is geared to preschoolers through second grade, a news release states.  Group tickets are available for schools, churches and child care facilities. 

Calico Rock students learn safety

April 21, 2010 CALICO ROCK — Members of the Izard County Sheriff’s Department and the 16th Judicial Drug Task Force recently visited sixth-graders at Calico Rock Elementary where they learned about Internet safety and dangers of illegal drugs. Izard County Sheriff Tate Lawrence and Izard County Investigator Charles Melton warned students about the dangers of the Internet, reminding them to avoid chat rooms, be cautious when on the Internet and remember not give out personal information relating to their name, address and date of birth.

Extension agent: New herbicide approved; watch out for photinia leaf spot

April 21, 2010 Pastora — DuPont has received federal and state approval for their herbicide called Pastora. It is registered for use on bermudagrass pastures and hay meadows. Bermuda has to be established for at least a year. It can cause some stunting and yellowing with estimates of up to 20 percent damage.Ideal timing will be within 2 inches of new growth of spring green-up or within seven days after cutting.

WRMC Lab grows with time, adds technology

April 21, 2010 It’s amazing how far technology in health care has developed over the years, according to a news release from the White River Medical Center.A small battery operated device can control a patient’s heartbeat, robotic surgery now makes a recovery quick and less painful, and ultrasounds have gone from a grainy black and white image to a hi-tech 3-D image that shows a baby’s exact features. Technology makes the way we live more efficient and it allows us to do so much more than we ever dreamed.

Entergy promotes PaperFREE billing

April 21, 2010 Little Rock — In its effort to provide quality service to customers and promote the preservation of the environment, Entergy Arkansas is encouraging customers to “Go PaperFREE” for Earth Day, Thursday.PaperFREE billing means customers receive an e-mail notification each month to view their bills online.

Cemetery cleanup announced

April 21, 2010 ZION — The annual workday for the Antioch Cemetery, located east of Zion, will begin at 8 a.m. Saturday. Those who are unable to attend but would like to give a contribution may mail it to Antioch Cemetery Association, Ernestine Marlin-Treasurer, P.O. Box 792, Melbourne, AR 72556.

Lee to compete in pageant

April 21, 2010 Rachel Lee was recently selected to represent Batesville in the 2010 Mrs. Arkansas America Pageant, according to spokesperson and pageant director, Lynn DeJarnette. Rachel is married to David Lee, and has three children Alissa, Stephen and Phillip. Her platform is Luke 4:18 Lives ministry for women. The phases of competition are interview, swimsuit and evening gown. The winner will represent Arkansas at the 2010 Mrs. America Pageant. The state pageant will be at 7 p.m. June 5 at the Hot Springs Convention Center.