Stone Co. hospital gets grant to teach diabetes education

September 17, 2010 MOUNTAIN VIEW — Stone County Medical Center was recently awarded $97,000 from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to assist with a program that educates those living with diabetes.“The disease affects roughly 24 million Americans, and, if not maintained, diabetes can be life threatening and costly,” a news release states.

Dog walking time changes

September 17, 2010 The weather has certainly improved for dog walking, and the Humane Society of Independence County shelter dogs are definitely enjoying the outings and showing such improvement in their demeanor and manners, volunteer Sue Augustus said.“If you have been thinking about wanting to join in, now may be the best time of the year to get started,” she continued. “It is truly amazing the difference it makes in their lives, and the people have really been enjoying the nice mornings at the park.”

Church to mark anniversary

September 17, 2010 CUSHMAN — Cushman Assembly of God Church will celebrate its 75th anniversary Sunday.The Rev. Larry Moore, Arkansas district superintendent of the Assemblies of God, will speak in the 11 a.m. service.A potluck will be served, followed by gospel singing by The Tiptons at 2 p.m.The event is open to the public.

Folk Center groups to perform in Mountain Home

September 17, 2010 MOUNTAIN HOME — Four of the Ozark Folk Center’s most popular groups will provide a family concert at 2 p.m. Sunday in Mountain Home, according to a news release.The concert, to be held at Dunbar Auditorium, is a fundraiser for the Committee of 100, a statewide organization that particularly supports the educational programs of the folk center.The concert will feature longtime favorites, The Leatherwoods and Harmony, as well as two amazing young groups, Sylamore Crossing and the Cobb Brothers.

Park offers ‘Tour of Universe’

September 17, 2010 JACKSONPORT — Jacksonport State Park is hosting a star gazing program called “Tour of the Universe” on Oct. 2 starting at 6 p.m. The evening starts in the courthouse with a presentation “Investigating the Universe” with Dr. Tillman Kennon, assistant professor of science education from Arkansas State University in Jonesboro. The program explores planets and constellations of our universe. At dusk, the star gazing takes place at the park pavilion.

Folk center to hold fiddle championship

September 17, 2010 MOUNTAIN VIEW — The Ozark Folk Center in Mountain View will host the Arkansas State Fiddle Championship Sept. 24 and 25.The performers for the evening concerts will include the judges, Pete Brown, Travis Inman and Roger Fountain along with Brown’s band, The Acouticatz and Patchwork on Friday night and the judges along with the Roger Fountain Band on Saturday night.

Hunters should carry ‘book’

September 17, 2010 LITTLE ROCK — A fun part of a hunting outing is the preparation, the getting together or items needed for the particular quest for wild game, big or small.License, weapon, ammo or arrows, these are starters. Most hunters add many more essentials or desired accompaniments. Snacks, drinks, basic first aid needs, map — the list can be extensive.

Public school children to get flu shots

September 17, 2010 LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The state Health Department is preparing for its fall influenza vaccination campaign, with plans to inoculate public school students and conduct mass vaccination clinics around the state.If school-age children receive the vaccine, that’s expected to keep them from bringing the virus home, which would be an important step in the effort to limit the spread of the illness.

Police find no evidence to support Desha woman’s being attacked

September 17, 2010 Holly Markum says she fought off an attacker with a hammer, but police have found no evidence to support her allegations.On Monday, Markum told authorities she was attacked at her home on Moody Street around 1:49 p.m. The 26-year-old Desha woman said she saw a vehicle in her driveway and thought it was her neighbor, only to find a stranger at her door, she told Independence County Sheriff’s Deputy Michael Moody.

Tinted windows lead to drug arrest

September 17, 2010 Kyle McTigue’s windows were too dark for an officer to see his temporary car tags, so he was stopped Monday morning and then taken to jail when the cop smelled marijuana inside the car.While on routine patrol just before 10 a.m. on North Central Avenue Deputy Ernie Gillihan with the Independence County Sheriff’s Office said he got behind 18-year-old McTigue of Batesville, who was driving a 2000 Dodge Dakota with a temporary tag in the back glass of the truck.