Three die in White County crash

July 30, 2009 Three people died and a fourth was injured in a two-vehicle crash on Highway 367s near McRae in White County Wednesday afternoon. Arkansas State Police Trooper Bo Harsson said Wanda Partlow, 60, of Beebe, was killed as she was driving her 1992 Ford Escort northbound along the highway and crossed the center line, hitting head-on with a 1996 Chevrolet S-10 pickup. The injured driver of the truck was identified as Paul W. Hughes, 55, of McRae.

National Night Out is Tuesday at city hall

July 30, 2009 The city of Batesville will participate in the National Night Out with an event at city hall on Tuesday. CenterPoint Energy will be cooking hot dogs beginning at 6 p.m. PepsiAmericas will provide drinks. The Independence County Sheriff’s Office will provide literature about starting a neighborhood watch, and the Batesville Fire Department will bring a fire truck for the kids to tour, said Steve Lewis, area manager with CenterPoint. There may be some commercial booths and small giveaways, he added. The event is open to the public.

Piggott is rich in history

July 30, 2009 Editor’s note: This is the second in a series of “Travel in Arkansas” tourism articles for the Batesville Daily Guard.PIGGOTT — Piggott may best be known for its ties to author Ernest Hemingway, who received a Pulitzer Prize in 1953 for “The Old Man and the Sea,” and the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1954, but there is so much more.In addition to the Hemingway-Pfeiffer Museum, there is the Matilda & Karl Pfeiffer Museum and Chalk Bluff Battlefield Park.

More vendors using market

July 30, 2009 Shiitake mushrooms, fresh-cut zinnias, homemade soaps and organic produce. Could this be the Batesville Farmer’s Market?Wednesday, that was the scene under the 30x60 steel canopy located at the intersection of Chaney Drive and Myers Street in Batesville. The items were just a few of the many offerings at the farmer’s market, sharing space alongside the more traditional foodstuffs such as tomatoes, okra, squash, zucchini, cucumbers, sweet potatoes, watermelons, eggplants and so forth.

Sports Calendar

July 29, 2009 TodayPutt-N-Putt Golf Tournament at Putt-N-Putt, 8 p.m. FridayCal Ripken baseball: 9- to 10-year-old Southwest Regional Tournament in Abbeville, La. — Batesville vs. South Texas, 5 p.m.  

News of other days

July 29, 2009 Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Aug. 9, 1996.

‘Deadheading’ keeps flowers blooming longer

July 29, 2009 Most plants benefit from deadheading (the removal of the flowers after blooming). First of all, the plants will look better without dried brown or petal-less flowers. Second, you will not have volunteer plants popping up where they are not welcome.And the third reason to deadhead annuals is that they need to produce seed in order to return again the next year. Therefore, they will often prolong their bloom cycle as long as the spent flowers are kept clipped off.

Ask a Master Gardener: About dying trees, roses

July 29, 2009 Question: I want to know what is wrong with some of my hemlock shrubs and a dogwood tree. We were on vacation and when we came back one of the shrubs was totally brown, although the leaves were still intact and the dogwood tree was the same. We looked, but could find no evidence of an insect infestation. What do you think the problem is?

Horses need conditioning before work in hot weather

July 29, 2009 For many horse owners late spring and summer are the seasons that are the most convenient for recreational riding due to longer days and warm weather. Although this time of year is appealing to the horseman, it may not be the best time for the horse.Oftentimes, horses have not been ridden enough through the winter months and early spring to be physically conditioned for extended work in hot weather. Many horses with access to lush pasture become fat or even obese, which compounds the problem.In severe cases, horses may suffer heat exhaustion or heat stroke.

UACCB student takes on district Circle K office

July 29, 2009 Shortly after being elected Circle K president at the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville, Stephanie Bonds took on the roll of district lieutenant governor.“Our district, the Mo-Ark district, consists of Missouri and Arkansas,” Bonds said. “The two states are divided into divisions: Gateway Division, Ozark Division, Diamond Division and Heartland Division.”