Agent offers tips on winter feeding

November 25, 2009 Cold weather increases energy requirements. January usually is the first month that Arkansas will experience sustained winter weather. Points to consider for winter feeding are:1. Have forage analyses run on hays and silages and have the winter feeding program lined out for the herd.

Annual tree sale under way

November 25, 2009 ASH FLAT — The Sharp County Conservation District’s annual tree sale is under way, according to a news release.The last day to place orders is Jan. 19 and the trees will arrive about the first week of March.The offerings this year are as follows: Bundles containing one forsythia, one Java Red Weigela, one Chinese chestnut and one bush honeysuckle are $7 each; crape myrtles (red, white, purple or pink) are $2.50 each; white dogwood, $2.50; and Bradford pear (three to four feet tall), $7.50.All trees come bare rooted and range in size from 18 inches to 4 feet tall.

Smart Spending: When Black Friday is worth effort

November 25, 2009 PORTLAND, Ore. — Shopping on Black Friday can be daunting, with massive crowds, pre-dawn start times and long checkout lines.Roughly 77 million Americans are expected to head to stores Friday, the day after Thanksgiving and often considered the start of the holiday shopping season, and the frenzy will continue through the weekend.But whether it’s worth participating depends on who’s shopping, what they want and all the costs involved.Here’s what to keep in mind.THE SHOPPER

Stolen vehicle crashed

November 25, 2009  A Sulphur Rock man is under an investigative hold after he allegedly wrecked a stolen around midnight Monday.Deputy Dee McFatter said she was dispatched to the area of Gainesboro Road and Oak Bluff Road where a 2001 Chevrolet Malibu had been wrecked.En route to the accident McFatter said she was told by police dispatch that first responders couldn’t find anyone around the vehicle, but before she arrived the alleged driver was dropped off at the crash scene by another motorist.

Inmate throws tantrum, food

November 25, 2009 An unprovoked outburst from an Independence County jail inmate resulted in the breakage of a cell window early Tuesday, according to police.Deputy Anthony Carter was called to the jail around 2:45 a.m. where he was shown a cell window that had been broken out of the cell occupied by 26-year-old Joshua Brewer.“His cell window was busted out and glass was laying on the outside and inside of his cell,” Carter said. “Jailer Shawn Brooks told me that Josh began yelling and then threw his dinner tray at the window.”

Cave City Extension Homemakers meet

November 25, 2009 CAVE CITY — The Cave City Extension Homemakers met at the Cave City Community Center on Nov. 16. President Judy Breckenridge called the meeting to order and the group sang “Count Your Blessing.” “Words to Live By” were read by Evalynn Edgar. Roll Call was “What are you most thankful for?” Seven members and two guests were present.Plans were finalized for the EHC Bazaar in Hardy which was Nov. 21 and for the Sharp County Christmas Party to be held on Dec. 4.

Foxy Ladies, Red Hat Society meet

November 25, 2009 The Foxy Ladies of the White River Red Hat Society met Nov. 17 at the Batesville Country Club.Norene Trentini, queen mother, opened the meeting with a prayer in recognition of Veterans Day and all veterans.The members enjoyed a buffet lunch consisting of honey-glazed ham, grilled catfish in lemon pepper sauce, beef tips with noodles, scalloped potatoes, green beans, baked beans with brown sugar, rolls, corn bread, salad, brownies and strawberry shortcake.

Dugout canoes to be discussed

November 25, 2009 Jonesboro — The Central Mississippi Valley Archeological Society will host a special lecture at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the ASU Museum, Room 182. Dr. Jeffrey M. Mitchem of the Arkansas Archeological Survey’s Parkin Research Station will present “Dugout Canoes from Arkansas.” This lecture is free and open to the public.

Christmas memories sought for special section

November 25, 2009 The Batesville Daily Guard is publishing its annual Seasons Greetings special section on Dec. 24.Anyone wishing to share a special Christmas memory for publishing in this section may bring the story and/or a photo to go with the memory to the Guard office at 258 W. Main St.; mail it to the Guard, Attn: Andrea Bruner, P.O. Box 2036, Batesville, AR 72503; or e-mail it to andreab@guardonline.com.The deadline for stories and photos is Dec. 9.

Deputy completes training

November 25, 2009 POCAHONTAS — Jeffery Adam of the Sharp County Sheriff’s Office was one of 43 officers who recently successfully completed a basic police training course at the Black River Technical College Law Enforcement Training Academy in Pocahontas.The 13-week course began on Aug. 24 and included instruction in standard police tactics, firearms, legal, educational, technical skills and practical exercises.Graduation ceremonies were held Friday at the training center.