News of Other Days

March 17, 2010 Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on April 2, 1997.

Deadline nears to enter spring livestock show

March 17, 2010 MELBOURNE — March 26 is the deadline to enter the North Central District Fair’s Junior Spring Show, fair board member Nancy Orr said.The show will be April 1 and 2 at the Izard County Fairgrounds at Melbourne.Horses will show the first night at 7 p.m. and cattle will show the following night. Horses must have negative Coggins papers and cattle must have health papers.Goats and sheep will show April 2 and must have identification tags in their ears, Orr said.“All animals must be healthy,” she said.

Extension agent shares guidelines for buying bulls

March 17, 2010 Selecting and buying a herd bull involves some of the most important decisions you will make in your beef operation.The bull contributes one-half of the genetic makeup of his offspring. Therefore, because a bull may sire from 25 to 50 or more calves a year, he is the most important individual in the herd.The most practical approach to improving quality and performance in your herd is to use a better bull. However, a bull that will improve a herd must have genetic superiority over the cows in the herd and previous bulls.

WRPDD recognizes food program

March 17, 2010 March 14-20 is National Child & Adult Care Food Program Week. The theme — “Supporting Good Nutrition and Quality Child Care” — emphasizes the important role that the program plays in promoting healthy eating and as an indicator of quality child care, according to a news release from White River Planning and Development District.

Four land UALR scholarships

March 17, 2010 LITTLE ROCK — The University of Arkansas at Little Rock has announced several local scholarship recipients, according to a news release.Brandy Compton, daughter of Lissa and Wayne Compton of Evening Shade, received the Dean’s Academic Merit scholarship.Timothy Sturch, son of Ross and Stephanie Sturch of Batesville, received the UALR Freshmen Award scholarship.Sonia Dayberry of Sidney and Sandra Byrd of Cave City both received the Shelby Breedlove transfer scholarship.

Newton wins contest

March 17, 2010 Kyle Newton, a student at Southside School, progressed from winning the Veterans of Foreign Wars Patriot’s Pen Essay Contest at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post, District and then the State Level.The Patriot’s Pen Essay Contest is held as a part of the Voice of Democracy Scholarship Competition, where more than $3.4 million in scholarships and incentives are handed out nationwide, according to a news release.Newton’s paper will now be forwarded to Kansas City and will be judged on the national level.

Single parent funding offered

March 17, 2010 Melbourne — The Izard County Single Parent Scholarship board has announced a May 1 deadline for applications to be submitted. To be eligible, a student must be a resident of Izard County and the single head of household with a child under the age of 18 in the home. Applicants must also be high school or GED graduates.

ASU presents slate of summer camps

March 17, 2010 Jonesboro — Arkansas State University has scheduled a lineup of academic camps, institutes and workshops for the summer that are available to children, students, teachers and the general public.“There is something for everyone,” said Dr. Michael Bowman, interim dean of Regional Programs. “We believe people of all ages can participate in summer activities at ASU that will be both fun and educational.”The summer camp schedule, with contact information, is as follows:

Elementary is honored with award

March 17, 2010 The National Center for Educational Achievement, a group under the umbrella of ACT, Inc., recently awarded West Elementary Magnet the Just for the Kids Campaign Higher Performing Schools Award. The award is based on an analysis of two measures: growth and being in the top 5 percent of schools who meet the college and career readiness standards developed by the National Center for Educational Achievement and ACT, Inc.