Witt: Ark. should prepare for quakes

March 16, 2011 LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Former Federal Emergency Management Agency director James Lee Witt is urging Arkansans to better prepare for major earthquakes in light of the natural disaster that’s ravaging Japan.Witt made the comments at a rotary club gathering in downtown Little Rock on Tuesday.

Fetus lay on college restroom floor 6 hours

March 16, 2011 CONWAY (AP) — Faulkner County Coroner Patrick Moore says a fetus found on the restroom floor of a University of Central Arkansas dormitory was there for about six hours before being reported.Moore said the fetus found Monday morning in a second floor restroom of Carmichael Hall had a gestational age of about 4 months and that it appears to be the result of a miscarriage. He said the miscarriage appears to have been due to natural causes and that the mother has been found.

Prescription won’t be required to purchase pseudoephedrine

March 16, 2011 LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Anti-methamphetamine legislation that would have made pseudoephedrine and similar compounds available only by prescription in Arkansas failed to get enough votes in a House committee on Tuesday after opponents argued that the measure would place too great a burden on innocent sick people.The bill by Rep. Marshall Wright, D-Forrest City, had the backing of Bentonville-based Walmart Stores Inc., the world’s largest retailer. The legislation failed on a voice vote.

UofA announces grads

March 16, 2011 FAYETTEVILLE — The following local students have graduated from the University of Arkansas during the summer or fall 2010 semesters: Batesville — James Walden, bachelor of science in business administration, information systems; Lauren Harrison, bachelor of science in human environmental sciences, apparel studies; Jeremy Jeffery, bachelor of science education, human resource development; Katherine Kolbus, bachelor of arts, history; Maxwell McGee, BA, journalism; Timothy Rainey, master of science, crop, soil and environmental sciences;

Legion offers scholarship

March 16, 2011 American Legion Family Post No. 114 scholarship applications are currently being accepted for high school seniors planning to attend community college.A scholarship will be awarded to a high school senior under age 21 attending school in Independence County, a news release states.Applications must be received by May 31.For more information or to receive an application, call scholarship chairwoman Rose Weiss at (870) 698-0492.

FNBC offers scholarship

March 16, 2011 ASH FLAT — The Boyd Carpenter Scholarship, sponsored by First National Banking Company, will be awarded to a graduating student from Sharp, Fulton or Izard County who plans to attend college and seek a four-year degree. The FNBC board established and began sponsoring this annual scholarship in 1984 to recognize an outstanding student and assist that student toward his or her goal of a college education.

Principal discusses opportunities

March 16, 2011 Eagle Mountain Magnet Health Wellness and International Studies students have been given numerous opportunities this year to reach beyond the classroom walls to develop healthier lifestyles and connect with the global community.

Celebrate Arbor Day by planting a tree

March 16, 2011 Nebraska City, Neb. — Arkansas’ Arbor Day is nearly here, and the best way to observe the holiday is to plant trees. Arbor Day in Arkansas will be celebrated on March 21. While National Arbor Day is held on the last Friday in April, several states, including Arkansas, observe the holiday at a time best suited for tree planting for their residents.Before you get started, you want to make sure you’re planting the right tree in the right place. A tree serves many purposes. It is wise to first determine which functions are most important to you when selecting a new tree to plant.

Full Gospel Fellowship Church to hold revival

March 16, 2011 Full Gospel Fellowship Church will have a revival Sunday through March 25.Zane Estes will be the speaker. Service times are 5:30 p.m. Sunday and 7 p.m. Monday through March 25.The church is located at 2805 Neeley St. in Batesville.The event is open to the public.

Silver Moon to host free show, potluck

March 16, 2011 NEWPORT — The Jeannie and the Guys band will be honoring one of their own with a free concert and potluck meal from 7-10 p.m. Thursday at the Silver Moon on Highway 367 North, Newport.