HARRISON — Batesville Coach Doug Walls gave a positive assessment after a pair of scrimmages Monday night with Harrison.
“We were very pleased. The kids knew their assignments and the execution looked good for both the eighth- and ninth-graders,” Walls said. “I don’t think we had any serious injuries, maybe a couple minor bumps, but those happen all the time anyway.”
Lyon College Coach Brett Parker’s first Scots know what it takes to win soccer matches in the TranSouth Athletic Conference.
Parker was hired in February, replacing the only men’s soccer coach the school has known. Jeremy Bishop resigned in January to accept the men’s assistant coaching position at the University of Central Arkansas. Under Bishop, the Scots went 54-64-6 in seven seasons. Bishop’s last team won a program best 10 games, going 10-9 overall, 3-4 and finishing fourth in the conference and reaching the conference tournament semifinals.
With a great finish Tuesday night in Pioneer Gymnasium, the Batesville Lady Pioneers got a good start to the high school volleyball season.
Trailing 0-2 in games, the Lady Pioneers rallied to defeat the Mountain Home Lady Bombers. The game scores were 18-25, 17-25, 25-21, 25-16, 15-9.
Conditioning was the key, Batesville Coach Tanya Haigwood said.
“The big thing, I believe, is we really are in tip-top shape,” the coach said. “We outlasted them. Also, the girls are really determined about this season. They have a focus.”
The successful management of replacement heifers is a critical component of a profitable cow-calf operation. The period between weaning and breeding is a very critical time in the life of a heifer. At weaning, heifers are typically 7 to 10 months old and weigh between 450 to 600 pounds each. In approximately five to six months, the heifer will be exposed to the bull or artificially inseminated. It is critical heifers experience puberty and exhibit estrous cycles prior to the beginning of the breeding season so they are bred in the first 21 days of the breeding season.
I am particularly fond of a tree with the Latin name of Laurus nobilis. You probably know it simply as the bay tree or even as sweet bay.
Some people think it can only be grown in warm climates and don’t realize it can be grown as a houseplant. I know people in our area who have successfully grown bay trees outdoors, but they do so with careful consideration of its location. It will survive all but the coldest winters here if it is planted close to a house where the warmth from the walls provide the right climate for it.
SULPHUR ROCK — Della Mae Hughes, 79, of Sulphur Rock died Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2009, at her home.
Born Nov. 29, 1929, in Sulphur Rock, she was the daughter of Henry Francis Hughes and Ethel E. Young Hughes. She was retired from International Shoe Company and enjoyed cooking, canning, quilting and going to church. She was a member of Jesus is the Way Pentecostal Church in Magness.
Survivors include three brothers, Harold Hughes of Batesville and Donald Hughes and Kenneth Hughes, both of Sulphur Rock; and several nephews and nieces.
HYANNIS PORT, Mass. (AP) — Sen. Edward M. Kennedy of Massachusetts, the last surviving brother in an enduring political dynasty and one of the most influential senators in history, died Tuesday night at his home on Cape Cod after a yearlong struggle with brain cancer. He was 77.
In nearly 50 years in the Senate, Kennedy, a liberal Democrat, served alongside 10 presidents — his brother John Fitzgerald Kennedy among them — compiling an impressive list of legislative achievements on health care, civil rights, education, immigration and more.
MELBOURNE — The GED Test will be given at Ozarka College in Melbourne at 8:30 a.m. Sept. 9 and 23 in Room 516 of the Wyth Duke Adult Education Building.
The test will also be given at 9 a.m. at the following locations:
• Ash Flat — Sharp County Courthouse Annex Courtroom, Sept. 8 and 22;
• Mammoth Spring — Simmons First National Bank, Sept. 14 and 21;
• Mountain View — Ozarka College, Sept. 1 and 8;
• Salem — Fulton County Courthouse, Sept. 2 and 10.
A benefit dinner and auction for Tim Harmon and family will be at 7 p.m. Saturday at the West Elementary school cafeteria at 850 Hill St. in Batesville.
Proceeds will help with medical expenses incurred since Harmon’s diagnosis of aggressive colon cancer.
Smoked pork sandwich plates will be sold for $6 and a silent auction will be from 5 to 7. A pie and cake auction is set to begin at 7:30.
The Foxy Ladies of White River Red Hat Society met Tuesday at Batesville Country Club for lunch and a meeting.
Noreen Trentini, queen mother, called the meeting to order. Bonnie Kimmer’s granddaughter, Hannah, was a guest. Linda Campbell of Evening Shade was introduced as a new member. Linda Spurlock will also be added to the roster as a new member.
Those celebrating birthdays this month were Barbara Kimble, Eleanor Lupien, Virginia Moser, Ionice Pierce and Betty Simmons.
Membership dues were paid.
POWHATAN — Spirit Seekers of Arkansas, a paranormal investigation team based in Little Rock, will visit the old courthouse in Powhatan Historic State Park on Saturday to investigate claims of a haunting, park interpreter Kristyn Watts said.
“At 7 p.m., a presentation of pictures and stories will be presented by Alan Lowe, the director of Investigations and Co. and founder of SPIRIT Seekers, with demonstrations afterwards. This event is free to the public.
MAGNESS — Sonny and Helen Garner will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a reception from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday at Magness Community Center.
Helen Hutchison and Sonny Garner were married Aug. 28, 1959, at the home of the Rev. J.W. Collard in Newark.
They have three children, Tommy Garner and his wife, Nanette, of Newark; Regina Schendl and her husband, Bob, of Denver; and Beverly Garner and her fiancé, Danny Thomas, of Little Rock.
The reception will be hosted by their children.
All family and friends are invited to attend.