Farm pesticide training set

November 25, 2009 The Independence County Extension Office will be conducting a pesticide training session at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 3 at the Extension Office at 1770 Meyers St., county agent Stan Carter said.The cost of the session is $10.“This is the training that qualifies farmers for the restricted use pesticide license from the State Plant Board,” Carter said. “The next session will be in February.”

State police to investigate use of stun gun on girl

November 25, 2009 LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The Arkansas State Police have launched a criminal probe into an Ozark police officer’s use of a stun gun on a 10-year-old girl.State police spokesman Bill Sadler said Tuesday the criminal investigation was launched at the request of Prosecuting Attorney David Gibbons.Ozark police officer Dustin Bradshaw was suspended with pay last week as a result of the Nov. 11 incident.

Black, white photo display to come to Batesville

November 25, 2009 Remember Menard’s Grocery, Ben Franklin Store or the Batesville News Review? Then you may be interested in a collection of photos from yesteryear that will soon be on display to the public.Main Street Arkansas will present “Main Street Batesville in Black and White,” with old photos depicting different scenes from Batesville’s downtown. The photo exhibit will arrive Tuesday at the Comfort Suites and will travel throughout the Batesville community for a year, according to Caroline Millar, assistant director of Main Street Arkansas.

Church to accept ‘Coats 4 Kids’

November 25, 2009 MOOREFIELD — In order to help keep children warm during the winter months, the Compass Church in Moorefield will be accepting “Coats 4 Kids.”The following businesses will be accepting coats until Dec. 5: Bryant’s Pharmacy, Teacher 2 Teacher, Velvet’s Optique, Stage clothing store, Walgreen’s, Hawg’s Exxon, all in Batesville, and Wildcat Station in Sulphur Rock.There will be drop-off boxes located inside the businesses. For more information call Carla Middleton at (870) 799-4547 or Melissa Pitts at (870) 793-3460.

No charges to be filed in July shooting death

November 25, 2009 Prosecutor cites clear case of self-defenseNEWPORT — No one will be prosecuted in the July 25 shooting death of 48-year-old Eulogio Garcia of rural Poughkeepsie, Third Judicial District Prosecutor Henry Boyce of Newport said Tuesday.

Veterans recall WWII

November 25, 2009 MELBOURNE — At age 3 Noble Wiles was hit by a car. At 17 he came down with pneumonia and then fell into a coma.Thanksgiving Day Wiles will celebrate his 85th birthday and on Tuesday he, along with a handful of area World War II veterans, gave many at Melbourne High School a lot to be thankful for as they shared with students and faculty their personal stories of battle and the freedoms it brought America.

News of Other Days

November 24, 2009 Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Dec. 10, 1996.

Butterball University turkey tips

November 24, 2009 • Don’t let turkey juices spill onto other things, like countertops, to prevent contamination. Clean it and anything it touches, quickly.• Use separate cutting boards for vegetables and raw meat, and another one just for cooked food.• Buy a pound and a half of turkey per person, if you want leftovers.• Make sure to leave enough time for thawing, which can take days depending on bird size and thawing method. You can keep a thawed turkey in the fridge for up to four days before cooking.

Butterball presents turkey boot camp

November 24, 2009 NAPERVILLE, Ill. (AP) — Workers at Butterball’s turkey-tips hot line are used to oddball situations:• The woman who cleaned out her turkey with a scrub brush and asked if that was OK to do. (You don’t need to do that.)• People who thaw a turkey in the bathtub while washing their kids. (Don’t do that, either.)• A man looking for a quick way to cook his turkey who put it in the oven on the cleaning cycle. (Also not advisable.)For Butterball, the nation’s top-selling turkey brand, preparing for such out-of-left-field calls is serious business.