Stone County Farm Bureau garners President’s Award

December 16, 2009 LITTLE ROCK — Stone County is the state’s top county Farm Bureau organization for 2009. Arkansas Farm Bureau President Randy Veach presented the President’s Award Dec. 3 to Stone County President Leo Sutterfield.The presentation took place at the organization’s 75th Annual Convention at the Peabody Hotel in Little Rock.

Cold weather, hay storage makes for a bad combination

December 16, 2009 Agriculture/4-HBeef cattle are kept in many climatic regions and, except for some intensive production systems, are largely exposed to naturally occurring climatic conditions. Therefore, they are well adapted to stand extremes in climatic conditions. In recent weeks, temperatures in Arkansas have fluctuated from near 10 degrees to the upper 60 degrees.

End of the ’00s

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Evangelist Oral Roberts dies in Calif. at age 91

December 16, 2009 TULSA, Okla. — Oral Roberts, who helped pioneer TV evangelism in the 1950s and used the power of the new medium — and his message of God’s healing power — to build a multimillion-dollar ministry and a university that bears his name, died Tuesday. He was 91.Roberts died of complications from pneumonia in Newport Beach, Calif., according to his spokesman, A. Larry Ross. The evangelist was hospitalized after a fall on Saturday.

Ozarka still registering students

December 16, 2009 Melbourne — Those who did not take advantage of the early registration for spring 2010 last month can attend registration after the holiday. On Jan. 5-8 registration will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at all three Ozarka College locations in Ash Flat, Melbourne and Mountain View. Classes begin Jan. 11, and a complete schedule can be found at, or at any Ozarka location. Ozarka College offices will be closed Dec. 22-Jan. 4.

Church to host Christmas musical

December 16, 2009 White Drive Baptist Church will host a Christmas musical entitled “Night of Wonder, Night of Joy” at 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.Choir members are Gerri Longo, Teresa Dodd, Carrie Hipp, Joyce Ranew, Jeni Bullard, Lisa Baker, Susan Queen, Kendra Queen, Jessica Greenwood, Darlene Greenwood, Nicky Bullard, Ashley Dodd, Kaitlin Longo, Paul Queen, B.J. Clark, Scott Bullard, Curtis Sipe, Adam Dodd and Kevin Schertz.Narrators are Dimmick Bymaster and Adam Adair, gets new look

December 16, 2009 LITTLE ROCK —, the Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism’s Web site for kids and families, has undergone a complete redesign. The original 2001 site was initially geared towards parents to help plan family trips, find activities for their children and to assist with Arkansas history classes.

UACCB honors nursing students

December 16, 2009 Thirty-nine registered nursing students received their pins Friday night during a pinning ceremony at the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville.The ceremony recognized the following graduates from the Guard service area:Batesville — Candena Marie Fuller, Debbi J. Goodwin, Johanna Rea, Susan J. TeffsEvening Shade — Wendy Alane MillerHighland — Andrea ThompsonMountain View — Kristine J. Gingerich, Erica Dawn MayNewport — Shelly Stacener YorkPleasant Plains — Tracy Bonee, Jenifer Lynne Hess, Jessica Cook Moody

Desha man dies in one-vehicle crash

December 16, 2009 The weather was clear and road conditions were dry when Roy Turner Brister lost control and crashed his 2002 Lexus Tuesday afternoon, according to a police report.Independence County Sheriff’s Deputy Patrick Collins said the 63-year-old Brister, of 1865 Locust Grove Road, was killed around 5:30 p.m. when he failed to negotiate a curve while traveling northbound on Jamestown Road, about 1.8 miles south of Desha.