Herb expert to speak at Lyon

March 25, 2010 Herb expert Tina Marie Wilcox will present a convocation program on herbs at 7:30 p.m. March 31 in Nucor Auditorium on the Lyon College campus. The program, sponsored by the Lyon College Convocations Committee, is free and open to the public.

Community garden board to hear about progress

March 25, 2010 The board of the White River Community Garden board will meet at 5:30 p.m. Friday at Western Sizzlin in Batesville.An update on the progress of the garden and possible future actions needed will be on the agenda, according Master Gardener Chester Clark, one of the organizers.Located at 1820 Myers St. across from Row Lake, the site will allow residents who do not have an area available to garden. For more information or to volunteer with the community garden, contact Chester or Sharon Clark at (870) 251-2148.

Family, friends remember Navy SEAL from Arkansas

March 25, 2010 HOT SPRINGS (AP) — A U.S. Navy SEAL who was killed in Afghanistan has been remembered as an honorable, hard-working man who died a warrior’s death.Family and friends gathered Wednesday at Hot Springs Baptist Church for the funeral of 36-year-old Chief Petty Officer Adam Brown.The Department of Defense didn’t release details of Brown’s death last week. He was assigned to a Virginia Beach, Va.-based SEAL team.

Melbourne school to start law enforcement program

March 25, 2010 MELBOURNE — Students at Melbourne High School will soon be learning how to serve, protect and defend.On Monday, the Melbourne School Board approved plans for a 9th- through 12th-grade law and public safety vocational program, which will allow students who are interested in the field the opportunity to earn college credit as well as certification through the Arkansas Department of Correction.

Cave mayor resigning

March 25, 2010 CAVE CITY — Cave City Mayor Carl Johnson is retiring.The mayor announced his resignation this week, effective April 19.The Cave City Council will meet at 7 p.m. Monday at the community center at which time a new mayor will be appointed, recorder/treasurer Kathy Wooldridge said. The meeting is open to the public. Johnson told the Guard this morning that the city is doing well financially and the decision to resign is a personal one.“It’s just time for me to get out of it,” he said. “I have appreciated everybody’s help and everything they have done.”

Guion storm 1929

March 25, 2010 Editor’s note: With tornado season on the horizon this is the second in a series of memories from those who recall the tornado of April 10, 1929 that left death and destruction in the town of Guion. Many of those injured were taken by train to Batesville where they received medical treatment, food, clothing and shelter. Some of these authors are no longer living. The stories were complied by Jaydine Arnold Morton.The D.D. Dunkin Familyby Mertie Arnold Dunkin Harris

IndCo native wins $100K

March 25, 2010 BALD KNOB — Josh Foster may not have found a four-leaf clover when he pulled up to the drive-through window of the Tobacco Station USA in Bald Knob on St. Patrick’s Day, but he certainly walked away with the green.Thanks to $5 and one Money Mania scratch-off ticket, what began as any other day ended a whole lot richer — $68,000 richer after taxes — for the Hutchinson Mountain native and owner of The Chrome Shop in Bald Knob.

Poultry growers to register

March 24, 2010 ASH FLAT — The Sharp County Conservation District is reminding poultry growers of the annual registration of  poultry feeding operations.The deadline for registration is March 31 and includes an annual $10 registration fee, according to a press release.Growers should contact the conservation district office at (870) 994-7335, extension 3.

Farm pesticide training, fire blight treatment discussed

March 24, 2010 A Farm Pesticide Applicator training meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. Friday at the Independence County Extension Office.This is the class that qualifies farmers for a State Plant Board license to buy restricted pesticides. There is a $10 charge for the training.This is in addition to the fee charged by the State Plant Board for the actual license. Remember that normally you will only have to take the training once every 5 years.FIRE BLIGHT