Nitrates in forages can cause problems

August 6, 2008 Drought and heat stress can often cause nitrate poisoning in cattle but with a little advance planning, nitrate poisoning can be avoided.

CDC: Average ER wait time nears 1 hour

August 6, 2008 ATLANTA (AP) - The average time that hospital emergency rooms patients wait to see a doctor has grown from about 38 minutes to almost an hour over the past decade, according to new federal statistic

Service News

August 6, 2008 Warrant Officer Tommy Neely, formerly of Batesville, has been promoted to CW05 in the U.S. Navy Sea Bees, obtaining the highest ranking in the enlisted field.

Blanchard Springs sets animal programs

August 6, 2008 MOUNTAIN VIEW - Blanchard Springs Caverns offers summer interpretive activities at the Blanchard Springs Recreation Area, according to a news release.

Leaders OK rules on scrap metal sales

August 6, 2008 LITTLE ROCK (AP) - In the hopes of cutting back on copper thefts, Little Rock leaders have passed a measure requiring anyone who sells scrap metal to provide identification and be fingerprinted.

Traffic stop nets drug arrest

August 6, 2008 MELBOURNE - A Saturday night traffic stop in Izard County resulted in the arrest of the driver on drug charges, Sheriff Tate Lawrence said.

Husband stabs wife’s truck tires

August 6, 2008 When 50-year-old Randall Eric Hudson of Cave City allegedly got mad and started tearing up his wife's truck Monday evening, he started a chain of events that would land him in jail on several charge

Family & Friends Briefs

August 6, 2008 Main Street director to speak The Batesville Optimist Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Josie's at the Lockhouse.