Stockpiling fescue is good plan for some

August 19, 2009 Stockpiled fescue is one of the most economical ways of wintering livestock. It is certainly cheaper than feeding hay and generally cheaper than winter annuals. Stockpiled fescue lends itself well to a cow-calf operation whereas stocker operations typically rely on winter annuals.

Master Gardener discusses edible flowers

August 19, 2009 This is not as strange a topic as you might think. You eat flowers all the time, even if you don’t realize it. Whenever you eat cauliflower, broccoli, Brussels sprouts or artichokes, you are eating the flowers of those particular plants.

Truck, four-wheeler, trailer listed as stolen

August 19, 2009  A man who said he had been evicted from his home has reported his truck stolen.Independence County Deputy Ben Keener said Skyler U. Spivey of Batesville reported the 1995 Ford F-150 pickup stolen sometime between July 16 and Sunday.According to Spivey, he had been evicted about a month and a half ago and when he went back to his former residence to get some belongings and his truck, it was gone.Spivey said he couldn’t remember the last name of the man he was renting from, just his first name of Ron, according to Keener.

Southside classes resume today

August 19, 2009 SOUTHSIDE — Southside School District will begin classes today. Lunch will be served.Roger Rich is superintendent.Number of graduates last year was 91 with an 80 percent college attendance rate. The number of students enrolled last year was 1,438.Elementary principal is Glenda Mueller. Rick Keller is assistant principal.Kindergarten teachers are Mandy Blevins, Carrie Bullard, Kim Cummings, Tina Dale, Kelley Sifford and Sara Westbrook.First grade teachers are Karen Davis, Dana Hankins, Jessica Moser, Beverly Pack, Alicia Skipper and Donnita Welch.

Hardy to host ‘Junk-n-Jam’

August 19, 2009 HARDY — Main Street Hardy will be hosting the second annual Junk-n-Jam from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 5 in Loberg Park along the walking path.“The ‘Junk’ part of the festival is a humorous invitation for those that would like to have a summer-end yard sale, offer their crafts, collectibles, antique or flea market items,” according to a news release. “The ‘Jam’ is live music being performed all day long in the Loberg Park gazebo.”

Lyon honors staff

August 19, 2009 Several Lyon College employees were honored Tuesday for their years of service to the college.Gina Garrett was awarded the Betty Branscum Staff Member of the Year Award. Garrett was recently named the college’s director of alumni services and development. She graduated with a bachelor of arts from Lyon College in 1993 and has worked at the college for the past 14 years.Other staff members honored for their years of service include:

Calico Rock eatery serves as community centerpiece

August 19, 2009 CALICO ROCK — Calico Rock is one of the Ozark Gateway region’s most attractive “get away from it all” locations. The natural beauty of the bluffs overlooking the White River is incomparable and the easy pace of the community invites the visitor to relax, unwind and appreciate the scenic landscape, historic downtown, and congenial locals. The river itself is a major attraction, offering some of the best trout fishing to be found anywhere, as well as canoeing, rafting, and tubing.

First Assembly sets open house

August 19, 2009 Batesville First Assembly of God has announced an expansion of its marriage and family ministry, Family Connections.

Boil order lifted at Strawberry

August 19, 2009 STRAWBERRY — The Strawberry Water System is no longer under a boil order.Effective Tuesday, the Arkansas Department of Health released the system from the Aug. 13 boil water, Manager Randy Richey said.“Water samples taken have been tested and reported as ‘safe,’” Richey said.A break in a water main last week caused the order to be issued.

Hope Lutheran hires staff

August 19, 2009 Hope Lutheran School has announced a new addition to its teaching staff. Part-time teacher’s assistant Betsy Tucker, who previously owned Stars and Stripes Gymnastics Center for 27 years in Batesville, joins head teacher Kelly Oster and Kellie Smith, assistant teacher at Hope Lutheran.“Betsy has graciously donated her time for a once-a-week physical education class for the school for the last three years,” said school board member Jennifer Hidy-Pitts.