Wheat farmers facing shortage of seed

September 27, 2010 JONESBORO (AP) — Arkansas wheat farmers plan to increase their wheat acreage this year and would have planted more had they been able to get as much seed as desired, crop consultants and agriculture officials said.“It’s hard to estimate how much wheat we’ll plant this fall,” Arkansas Extension Service small grain specialist Jason Kelley said. “On one hand prices are good and people want to plant more, but on the other hand, seed is in short supply.”

Rep. seeks changes in veterinary laws

September 27, 2010 LITTLE ROCK (AP) — A state representative from Fayetteville wants some changes in Arkansas’ laws on veterinary medicine.Rep. Jim House, who as a part-time farrier provides care to horse hooves, said current laws appear to ban professional horseshoers and equine dentists known as “teeth floaters” who file down a horse’s teeth.

Folk center to host Australian musician Tommy Emmanuel

September 27, 2010 MOUNTAIN VIEW — The Ozark Folk Center State Park in Mountain View, will host a Celebrity Concert with Tommy Emmanuel at 7 p.m. Saturday; doors will open at 6. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at the park or by calling (870) 269-3851.

Brian Free and Assurance to perform at UACCB

September 27, 2010 Brian Free and Assurance will perform at the Roger Bennett Memorial Concert at 7 p.m. Saturday in Independence Hall at the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville.Citizens Bank began the gospel concert series in 2006 when they brought Roger Bennett & Legacy Five to Batesville for Bennett’s homecoming. Bennett, the group’s piano player, was from Strawberry, and very well known in the area. His performance at his homecoming was the last, as he soon after lost his battle with leukemia on March 17, 2007.

APPLE accepting applications

September 27, 2010 Applications are now being accepted for the APPLE Project Upward Bound, a federally sponsored TRiO program for high school students, grades 9-11.The APPLE Project serves young people who desire a college education but know they will require help with academic skills, study skills, personal guidance, career and financial counseling, and other factors important for preparing them for an education beyond high school. Eligibility for the program is based on financial need and family educational background.

Free movie scheduled

September 27, 2010 The Batesville Area Arts Council will continue its series of free outdoor movies, with the next scheduled for Sunday. “Wall-E” will be screened in Couch Garden (behind Brown Chapel) on the Lyon College campus beginning at 7:30 p.m.

Pfeiffer fundraiser planned

September 27, 2010 PFEIFFER — Modern Woodmen of America Camp 17348 of Batesville will host a meet-the-candidates, barbecue dinner, cake and pie auction fundraiser from 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday.Proceeds will benefit the Pfeiffer Extension Homemakers Club. Money raised will be matched up to $500 by the home office of Modern Woodmen of America. Funds will be donated to the homemakers club and used to help renovate a 1942 building for the community.

BHS Class of ’70 reunion set

September 27, 2010 The Batesville High School Class of 1970 reunion will be Oct. 22 and 23.For more information, call Eddie Allen at (870) 698-0085.

Ozarka presents gourmet dinner

September 27, 2010 MELBOURNE — Ozarka College Culinary Arts Department will host another Gourmet Dinner from 5 to 8 p.m. Oct. 7. The theme for this dinner will be Italian. Planning is under way and reservations are currently being accepted. The advanced Culinary Arts students under the direction of instructors, Mimi Newsome and Eric Smith, plan the menu, food orders, seating and other details for these events as a learning tool for the students. Dinner guests will order from a menu a la carte.

Prayer shawl group will meet

September 27, 2010 BETHESDA — The prayer shawl knitting/crotcheting group meets every Thursday at 6 p.m. at Bethesda Campground Methodist Church. Refreshments are served, and all are welcome, Joyce Williams said. For more information, call Williams at (870) 799-3743.