Hundreds attend Harps opening

July 29, 2010 SOUTHSIDE — Hundreds of people gathered Wednesday morning for the long awaited opening of Harps Express grocery at Southside.“We’re excited to be here,” said store manager Kevin Parker Wednesday afternoon. “The response from customers has been excellent, we’ve been busy all day long and everyone has been telling us how happy they are that we are finally open.”

Sharp Co. 4-H Poultry Chain auction set

July 28, 2010 ASH FLAT — Sharp County 4-H members have been working hard since March on their 4-H Poultry Chain projects, which culminate with the poultry chain auction at 6 p.m. Saturday at the Paul Miller Poultry and Rabbit Barn at the county fairgrounds, said Annie Lester, 4-H program assistant with the county Extension office.

Signup period for helping migratory birds ends soon

July 28, 2010 State Conservationist Mike Sullivan recently announced that USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) will work with farmers, ranchers and other landowners to develop and enhance habitat for birds making their annual migration south towards the Gulf of Mexico.Under the Migratory Bird Habitat Initiative, Natural Resources Conservation Service will partner with producers to manage portions of their land to provide additional food and habitat for migrating birds.Sullivan estimates $1 million for the initiative in Arkansas.

Armyworms munching in Bermuda

July 28, 2010 Fall armyworms have become a problem in our Bermuda fields in the last week or so. Control is usually needed when three or more worms per square foot are found.It’s been said that three worms per square foot in a field would be roughly equal to a cow per acre. Armyworms can sometimes strip a field of most its above ground growth in a few days.Cutting the field for hay can sometimes save a spray application. Sevin XLR Plus can be used at a rate of one to two pints per acre. Allow two to three days for control to become effective.

Youths qualify for world championship event

July 28, 2010 Four local youths recently qualified for the 2010 Built Ford Tough American Quarter Horse Youth World Championship Horse Show at State Fair Park in Oklahoma City, according to a news release.The show begins Friday and continues through Aug. 7.Haley Sprouse, Ty Cornelius, Darrin Cannon and Madelyn Cannon will compete.“All four have qualified in team penning and ranch sorting,” the release states. “Haley is also competing in the stake race, Ty is also competing in poles and the stake race and Darrin is also competing breakaway roping and heeling.”

Al-Anon holds meetings

July 28, 2010 Al-Anon meets at 5:30 p.m. on Mondays at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Batesville.

Heber Springs to host concert

July 28, 2010 HEBER SPRINGS — Jeff Jenkins and Joe Ott will be performing the mountain dulcimer in concert at 7 p.m. Saturday at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers William Carl Garner Visitor Center auditorium.The visitor center is located north of Heber Springs at the west end of the dam on Highway 25 and is open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. All programs are free and open to the public. For more information call (501) 362-9067.

Prayer shawl group to meet

July 28, 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, according to Joyce Williams. For more information, call Williams at (870) 799-3743.

Tosh reunion is Sunday

July 28, 2010 The Tosh family reunion will be from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday in the George Rider Room at First Community Bank in Batesville.A potluck will be served at 1 p.m. Those attending are asked to bring their favorite dish.The event is open to all family and friends.

Church schedules VBS

July 28, 2010 GRANGE — Corinth Missionary Baptist Church located at Grange near Cave City will host vacation Bible school from 6-8 p.m. Aug. 2-6.Classes will be held for those ages 4 to 19 and there will be a nursery for younger children. “We will have classes, music, crafts and refreshments,” volunteer Yota Shaw said. The event is open to the public.Corinth Missionary Baptist is located three miles east on Highway 230. From the stop light at Cave City turn left on Grange Road and continue five miles, Shaw said. The church will be on the right.