Friday, March 06, 2015

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Nashville bands receive top ratings in competition

The high school band traveled to the school on Feb. 28 and received an “Excellent” rating and the junior high band, who performed the 27, was presented with a “Superior” rating. The performance was special for the junior high musicians because it was the first time in Nashville junior high band history for them to perform at an event such as the Invitational.  
“As this is the highest rating a band can receive, we are very excited and even more motivated in working to improve,” junior high director Nathan Evans said.

Scrappers whip Murfreesboro in year’s first baseball game

The game was Nashville’s from the start, when Nick Myers posted a two-run homer fly to right field in the bottom of the first. He was able to bring in Zach Jamison, who had been walked.
Myers went on to be the most active player for the Scrappers during the game, with six RBIs from his homer and two base on balls in three at bats.

Acorn upsets top-seeded Wonderview in first round of 1A state tournament

The first game was an easy victory for the Nemo Vista girls as they topped Caddo Hills 59-25.
The second game of the day was an overtime bout between Acorn and Wonderview. Acorn came out on top in overtime 67-63. 
In the first period, behind Morgan Hair, who made three from beyond the arc, Sky Jackson, who scored eight points, and Ashton Pardon, who scored four, Acorn pulled within one point of Wonderview, 22-21. 

Tyson gifts $5 million to research center

A $5 million gift from Tyson to the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture will significantly finance the new $16.3 million Don Tyson Center for Agricultural Sciences, with construction scheduled to begin later this year on the Division’s property in northern Fayetteville off of Highway 112 South (Garland Avenue). The 60,000 square-foot building will feature high-tech agriculture research laboratories that will advance plant and animal sustainability, along with water quality research.

Feral hog bill proposed

The bill would require that all captured wild hogs be killed immediately, and make the release of hogs into the wild a misdemeanor rather than a felony, eliminating possible jail time. It could instead be punished by revoking hunting rights. The bill would also establish a  hunting permit for hunting wild pigs on public lands in the state, which would be administered by the Arkansas State Game and Fish Commission.
Vaught is a first-term legislator from Horatio, and her district includes Dierks and a small portion of Howard County west of that city.

Lawrence elected to state association’s top job

Stan Lawrence, owner of Lawrence Termite and Pest Control, presided over his first meeting of the Arkansas Pest Management Association in January, following in the footsteps of his late father, who was also president of the organization while working for Terminix.
“I’m just proud to serve on behalf of those who make up our industry and pledge to maintain a professional image for our association,” Lawrence said. “I am also proud to say my father held this position in the early 1980s.”