Board to discuss lighting, hiring

November 24, 2009 CAVE CITY — The Cave City School Board will meet at 6:30 tonight in the Cave City Elementary Library to consider proposals for lighting at a planned new football complex, according to an agenda for the meeting.During a personnel session, the directors will consider a resignation from a classified employee and discuss possible hirings.Approval of a 2007-08 legislative audit report will be considered and a monthly financial report will be reviewed.The board will also consider an amendment to the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (federal stimulus funds) plan.

Special meeting called

November 24, 2009 MELBOURNE — The Ozarka College Board of Trustees will hold a special meeting on Dec. 3 to approve the sale of bonds specifically for Mountain View construction. The board will meet at 4:30 p.m. in the Miller Education Complex in Melbourne.For more information, call Karla Rush or Nancy Dust at (870) 368-7371.

Sharp courthouse to be closed

November 24, 2009 ASH FLAT — The Sharp County Courthouse will be closed Thursday and Friday in observance of the Thanksgiving Day holiday, County Judge Larry Brown said.

Funeral home will present Holiday Memorial Program

November 24, 2009 NEWPORT — After a loved one dies, the holidays are tough, especially that first year. To help family and friends cope, Jackson’s Newport Funeral Home will host its ninth annual Holiday Memorial Program at 2 p.m. Sunday.Jan Jackson Maris created the program in 2001 to help families remember their loved one. The first year about 40 people came, but now the event averages about 100 people in attendance.The program is open to everyone, whether a loved one died this year or in previous years, or whether the family used any of Jackson’s facilities or another funeral home.

Turkey Bash motocross races set for this weekend in historic O’Neal Bottoms

November 24, 2009 BETHESDA — The 2009 Turkey Bash motocross races will be Friday, Saturday and Sunday at O’Neal Bottoms MX west of Bethesda, according to a news release.Spectators are invited to the American Motocross Association event.A weekend pass is $12. Those wishing to attend only Saturday’s events or Sunday’s events will be admitted for $8 per day, on those days only. A Three Moto Format Event will be Friday. The entry fee is $15 per rider, with gates opening at 9 a.m. and practice from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m.

1928 grad is oldest living agri student

November 23, 2009 JONESBORO (AP) — Arkansas State alumnus Leemon K. “L.K.” Holt, 100, was on the campus last week to have his photograph made at the historic arch for the College of Agriculture newsletter.Holt is the oldest living agriculture student, said David Agnew, associate professor of agricultural education.Holt graduated from Arkansas State in 1928 and also attended high school on campus, his daughter-in-law Linda Holt said.

Healthy Thanksgiving tips offered

November 23, 2009  NEW YORK — Thanksgiving is a time for gathering together with friends, family and loved ones, according to Envision Beauty’s Kimberly Snyder. While this holiday is a great time to feel love and connection with others, over time it has also become a holiday associated with eating copious amounts of food and stuffing ourselves so much that we can barely move afterwards. It doesn’t have to be part of our tradition to feel that way. 

Has Thanksgiving been supersized?

November 23, 2009 What happens when you combine Thanksgiving — a holiday dedicated to overindulging — with America’s love of all things Supersized? Not as much as you’d think.While Americans are notorious for cranking up the calories and portions compared to a generation or so ago, small changes in the nation’s diet seem to have buffered Thanksgiving dinner from some — but not all — of our bigger-better mentality.

News of Other Days

November 23, 2009 Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Dec. 9, 1996.