ASU-Newport announces Chancellor’s, Vice-Chancellor’s Lists for Spring 2018 semester

Mallory Jordan
More than 250 Arkansas State University-Newport students were named to the Chancellor’s or Vice-Chancellor’s lists for academic excellence for the Spring 2018 semester, the college announced Monday.

To be named to the Chancellor’s list, students must carry a minimum of 12 credit hours, excluding developmental courses, during the semester and earn a 4.0 Grade Point Average (GPA), based on a 4.0 scale.
Students enrolled at the Newport campus, the Marked Tree campus or the Jonesboro campus and on the Chancellor's List are:
Bay – Lewis Harrell
Beedeville – Hayden Breckenridge
Bismarck – Justin Farrell
Bono – Kayden Boyle, Skyler Boyle, Kelsey Brown, Maya Eddy, Kasey Ellis, Kelsey Plunkett and Aubrey Wallace
Bradford – Devin Campbell
Brookland – Kyle Foushee and Sydney Stephenson
Cash – Ashtyn Hayse
Dyess – Van David Murphy
Harrisburg – Amanda Harbison, Jeremy Mullins and Carrie Wilkins
Jonesboro – Buffy Barnes, Krystal Bonavolglia, Eryn Coy, Brittney Crews, Allison Cunningham, Kassie Davis, Mark Denny, Amy Duty, Charles Ervin, Jonathan Flemon, Ryen Foreman, Aaron Gatewood, Kaitlynn Griffin, Claude Gross, Bryan Hernandez, Cailey Hillis, Kayla Holder, Reginald Jenkins, Marcelino Jimenez, LaTisha Jones, Tangula Jones, Tara Joplin, Angelica Lara, Enrique Lopez, Brandon Lund, Charley Marble, Abigail Mason, Amanda Meister, Rachel Freeman Morgan, Abigal Rapert, John Reding, Katie Reed, Hannah Roberts, Jocelyne Rocha, Matthew Rose, Jennifer Sanders, Roger Scott, Leydi Sherwood, Shyann Sing, Naomi Stark, Jennifer Stone, Victoria Stone, Robert Stromire, Garrett Sullivan, Alysen Swafford, Chantell Terrell, Larry Tippitt, Sean Tolbert, Will Valdary, Aido Wodajo and Shannon Wynn
Lake City – Kelsey Eldridge and Carson Smith
Leachville – Richard Navarro and Saraid Vasquez
Lepanto – Heidi Philyaw and Rebecca White
Marked Tree – Lydia Conner
McCrory – Savanna Immel, Taylor Runyon and Ronald Tanner
Monette – Jessica Parnell
Newport – Sam Bowen, Earl Combs and Mary Thatcher,
Osceola – Sarah Godsey, Destiny Shepperson and Kameron Welch
Prairie Grove – Bartholomew Orr
Paragould – Jarrod Patton
Patterson – Kenneth Dewitt and Lance Leonard
Portia – Jeri Franklin
Trumann – Ashlynn Davis, Darryl Dunahoo, Dillon Hubbard, Olivia Huey, Harold King, Sydney McMasters, Timothy Tyler and Carl Wilson
Tuckerman – Emma Drennin
Walnut Ridge – Matthew Fort and Lexi Harris
Weiner – Jordan Hatcher and Jessica Johnston
West Memphis – Ashley Peden
Wilson – John Pierce
Wynne – Courtney Bennett

To be named to the Vice-Chancellor's List, students must carry a minimum of 12 hours, excluding any developmental courses, and earn a GPA of 3.50 to 3.99. Students enrolled at the Newport campus, the Marked Tree campus or the Jonesboro campus and on the Vice-Chancellor's List are:
Bay – Jamie Crain, Steven Pritchett, Lindsey Rodgers and Emily Timms
Berryville – Brett Summers
Black Oak – Klorissa Hamilton
Bono – Kiley Dement, Amanda Ford, Julia LeBaron and Carie Shuffield
Brookland – Kamari Cantwell, Meredith Greathouse, Trinity Hembrey, Thomas Henson, Josh Langston, Emilee Redmond, Caleb Taylor and Tanner Wyatt
Caraway – Faith Brooks, Cheyenne Comeaux and Jessie Floyd
Conway – Mackenzie Carmer
Corning – Tyler Harley
Fisher – Lyne Shelley
Forrest City – Monique Randle
Harrisburg – Emily Armstrong, Randon Bolden, Stephanie Grigsby, Sidney McMullin, Alexis Smith and Mallory Traynom
Hoxie – Michael Minard
Joiner – Evetta Turner and Joe Washington
Judsonia – Amber Mason
Jonesboro – Samuel Baker, Jonathan Blaxton, Skye Booth, Baylie Broadaway, Jessica Brown, Taylor Burton, Leah Carter, Tabatha Caskey, Lacey Coggins, Loren Craft, Coby Crite, Harlee East, Kaylah Estell, Alyssa Follas, Courtney Foster, Meagan Frank, Cristal Garcia, Tristan Gilbert, Jeffrey Gipson, Brett Grice, Micahel Hale, Shamaria Hankerson, Eric Hardin, Caleb Hargrove, Erin Harrison, Viola Henderson, Bailey Hill, Heather Honnoll, Tiffany Jones, Michael Kemp, Shawn King, Amirah Koster, Baylee Lumpkin, Faith Marshall, Brandon Matsubara, Julia Merrill, Scott Milburn, Nicole Moody, Corey Moore, Tanguera Neal, Andres Orellana, Justin Phillips, Jose Rodriguez, Taylor Ross, Kaylin Seals, April Sills, Robin Slinkard, Makayla Smeenk, Crysta'zsha Smith, Jyquishia Smith, KLynn Smith, Clayton Snow, Maya Stone, Monica Torres, Lakesha Waterford, Kezmon Waters, Alexander White, Tara Williams, Gregory Willie and Danielle Wright
Lake City – Sharron Bell, Dylan Cobb and Matthew Turner
Leachville – Ester Wilson
Lepanto – Aleshia Guerra
Lonoke – Evan Kyzer
Manila – Gabriella Kirkham
Marion – Stephanie Horton
Marked Tree – Sarah Adams
McCrory – Ty Alumbaugh, Austin Reeves, Jericho Smith, Chase Whitehead and Lesley Willis
McDougal – Stacey Young
Monette – Halen Brooks
Newport – Zachary Altom, Bailey Clark, Sierra Clark, Sarah Cooper, Kaitlynn Floyd, Amber Harris, Robert Hutchinson, Allen Ryals, Kaili Stone and Noah Williams
Oil Trough – Tyler Measels
Paragould – Hunter Carr and Carrigan McAllister
Patterson – Bryson Leonard
Pocahontas – Nicholas Smith
Smithville – Keith Nunnally
Steele, Mo. – Madison Henley
Swifton – Andrew McArthur, Morgan Roberson and Julianna Smith
Trumann – Ainsley Bowers, Joshua Creecy, Chastity Drew, John Hammonds, Madison Kelley, Jace Passmore, Emily Roach, Candice Weaver, Joey Wilson and Katelyn Wilson
Tuckerman – Deborah Metheny
Tyronza – Chris Hampton, Michael Hardin, Alvin James, Rachel Lard and Heather Woods
Walnut Ridge – Hunter Tribble
Weiner – Holly Dunham
West Memphis – Archie Donald

UACCB Spring Chancellor’s & Dean’s Lists

The University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville has released the 2018 spring chancellor’s and dean’s lists. Students who made the chancellor’s list achieved a 4.0 GPA during the spring term. Students who made the dean’s list achieved a 3.5 GPA during the spring semester. Hannah Keller Flanery

Chancellor’s List
Ash Flat
Andrea Churchill

Batesville
Adam Barber
Jessica Boozer
Trisha Cannon
Makenna Clark
Natalie Craft
Seanna Durham
Cynthia Espinoza
Victoria France
Sarah Frisbee
Devanie Garner
Taylor Goodman
Ashley Gould
Kaylee Gunter
Rodney Harris
Payton Howell
Rachel Jennings
Austin Johnson
Kourtney Johnson
Tracy Kennon
Russell Matthews
Katelyn Nast
Casslyn Sifford
Susan Sullens
Alex Vallejo
Randall Warn
Thomas Williams

Bald Knob
Hillary McElroy
Jackie Stacks
George Turner

Black Rock
Heather Carey

Cave City
Jennifer Bradley
Heaven Foust
Cheyenne Gilliam
Jimmy Limbaugh
Phillip Reeves

Charlotte
Morgan Bishop

Concord
Joshua Wilkes

Desha
Rebekah Paxson

Evening Shade
MacKenzye Amidon

Floral
Caylee McGuire

Mammoth Spring
Aaron Smith

Marcella
Elizabeth Ivy

Melbourne
Ashley Grimes

Mountain View
Anya Durell

Newark
Johnathon Bullard

Pleasant Plains
Valarie Miller

Salem
Robert Faulkenberry
Smithville
Kristina Balentine

Sulphur Rock
Keydra Looney
Taryn Tucker

Dean’s List
Ash Flat
Laney Boyer

Batesville
Makayla Bales
Ciara Barber
Hannah Baxter
Christopher Bethel
Sarah Bruns
Corteiz Callicutt
Calin Clark
Philip Collins
Caleb Crabtree
Sidney Croft
Gracy Cunningham
Berenice Delgado
Cole Duncan
Rochelle Frasier
Cierra Frazier
Ashley Gallegly
Maggie Gay
Ricki Gilbert
Madelyn Grady
Madison Howarth
Sky Loggains
Daniel Martin
Stephanie Minor
Daniel Montgomery
Sarah Moody
Bradey Nunnally
Christina Parr
Taylor Paul
Kolton Peacock
Ashley Phipps
Andie Pinkston
Clara Porter
Cristian Reyes
Guadalupe Reyes
Emma Skelton
Alexander Smith
Jacob Smith
Lauren Stott
Kelsey Tosh
Karina Trevino
Ally Whiteaker
Kenneth Willette

Bald Knob
Kati Gilleand

Bradford
Lauren McElroy
Carrie Turner

Cave City
Madison Evans
Shayla Herndon
Barretta Robinson
Dailyn St. John

Charlotte
Justin Paul
Reagen Yeager

Cherokee Village
Mary-Katherine Currie
Cassandra Hayward

Corinth
Jessica Lantrip

Desha
Alejandro Neri

Drasco
Laksha Sawyer
Jessica Umana
Benjamin Wahlquist

Evening Shade
Darren Walls

Floral
Brandi Davis

Judsonia
Samantha McGillvray

Locust Grove
Hunter Hall
Noah Pollett

Lynn
Molly Richey
Magness
Emily Wright

Melbourne
Hannah Anderson

Mountain View
Marissa Beach

Mount Pleasant
Luke Booker

Newark
MacKenzie Chadwick
Shanda Dubwig
Emily Stephens
Abby Summers
Malachi Talley

Newport
Misty Lettenmaier
Frederick Moore

North Little Rock
Mycah Mellon

Pleasant Plains
April Jernigan

Searcy
Jana Gordon

Strawberry
Destiny McMahon

Sulphur Rock
Craig Richardson
Brittany Scrivner
Logan Weller

Timbo
Monique Dashner

Skeeter by Scott Parker

I often go on and on about Arkansas and the things that I love about this beautiful state. I love the outdoors and I do love to share my feelings about the plants and animals with which I share this beautiful land. But this month, just this once, I'm going yo share with you something that I do NOT like. Something so vile, so insidious, that though I rarely use the word hate, I will here. And though some people do not like snakes, or beetles, or worms, cats, dogs, or even turtles, and we would disagree on all of those, I will guarantee, that we will all agree that in this case, the use of the word "hate" is justified. I hate mosquitos. Hate,hatey hate HATE!!!
I have walked this earth for 51 years so far, and my ears have heard some very questionable things uttered by some equally questionable people, but I've yet to hear anyone, anywhere say " Don't kill it, I LOVE MOSQUITOS!!!!". And just between you and I, If I ever do, it will probably be the last day that one of us walks said earth.
But in the spirit of Sun Tzu, I feel that knowing our common enemy better might ease the struggle a bit, soooo,
Despite their being a blood sucking, itch causing, irritating, aggervating little pestilence, Mosquitos are, in fact , an amazingly successful family of insects. So lets take a moment and look at a few of this spawn of hells attritbutes.
The word Mosquito is a Spanish inspired amalgam of two words, loosely meaning Little Fly. Mosquitos are one of, if not the, most prolific disease vectors known to mankind. Malaria, Yellow Fever, Chikumgunya, West Nile Virus, Dengue Fever, Filariscis, and Zika Virus, among others, are all transmitted to humans. And whilie we, in North America, are spared many of these, Mosquito transmitted diseases account for more human deaths per year worldwide than any other vector. This gives the Mosquito the undisputed title of Worlds Most Dangerous Animal.
Interesting fact... Every single mosquito that has ever bitten you, every one, was a female. Each and every itching, stinging, irratating bite was given to you by a female... The males peacefully feed on plant juices... Just saying...
After a female feeds (on your BLOOD), she lays between 50 and 100 eggs, in water. This water can be anything from a 500 acre rice field to a discarded soup can that has collected a bit of rain water. Roughly 10 days later adult mosquitos emerge, ready to feed and repeat the cycle. Females can begin to reproduce in about 28 hours after emerging, and can live up to 2 months. Males typically live about 10 days. Do the math...
This rapid fire reproduction is the main reason for the mosquitos sucess. A female can only lay eggs after a blood meal, but she can lay eggs after EVERY blood meal. A few mosquitos become many in a very short amount of time. And with only about 14 days from egg to sexual maturity, that number compounds exponentially for the entire season. Since unlike most predators, their prey survives, it can continue to be a steady food source indeffintely . And since the huge population potential allows for mass expendability of both males and females, extinction is not an issue. Mosquitos have never been eradicated from an area even with the most agressive of attempts. No where. EVER.
The mosquitos mouth is actually a very sophisticated apperartus, not the rusty dagger and lapping tounge one might imagine. Called a probiscus, it consists of 6 thin, needle like parts, called stylets. These pierce the skin and fan out , probing and searching for blood vessels. Siliva is injected to prevent coagulation of the blood and faliciltate a quick, uninterupted flow. The itching assocated with the bite is your bodies histimine reaction to this siliva.
I have always tried to offer some sort of a fond, nostalgic memory of my monthly subject in these pages, but in this case, there just simply isn't one. My ONLY fond recollection of mosquitos is that of my weekly sprayings at my shop. During the warm months, the mosquitos congergate in the rafters and corners of an outdoor shed, by the thousands. And every Saturday morning, I take great pleasure in plowing through their masses with a can of insect killer. And right or wrong, judge me if you wish, I do so relish watching with unabashed glee, as their tiny bodies rain down by the hundreds. To paraphrase a line from Apocalypse Now, " I love the smell of RAID! in the morning. It smells like VICTORY."
So, the next time your trying to grill a burger, catch a fish, or just simply mow your yard and you feel that familar stinging itch, take a second to admire the awesomely successful , highly evolved insect on you. Then, KILL IT! TWICE! And when your sure it is dead, grind its body into a gray smear. Extra points if you giggle as you do.

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Ozark Foothills Literacy Project to Hold Food Drive

Morgan Reed / Ozark Foothills Literacy Project

Ozark Foothills Literacy Project and Americorps are hosting a food drive in honor of Americorps Week. All donations will benefit the Feed the Children Backpack Program at the First United Methodist Church in Batesville. The food drive will run from March 11th through the 17th.

Many businesses are participating in the drive by allowing OFLP to set up donation boxes. Participating Batesville businesses include: Kroger, Independence County Library, and Cash Saver. Participating Cave City businesses include: Hometown Market and Dollar General.

For more information on the OFLP Food Drive, please call 870-793-5912.

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