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Stories from Saturday, March 10, 2012

Renovations begin at old nursing home (03/10/12)
On March 5, inmates from the North Central Unit state prison at Calico Rock removed metal roofing from the old nursing home on Main Street. The work is the first step toward the start of construction of a $1.2 million dollar jail later this year. County crews will soon demolish a portion of the west wing of the former nursing home. The new jail will sit to the rear of the building and be connected by a walkway, so that the jail can use nursing home kitchen and laundry facilities...
Read Across America (03/10/12)
Cherokee Elementary Librarian Beulah Sharp reads to students in her Cat In the Hat attire to celebrate the Dr. Seuss' 108th birthday on March 2, in collaboration with Read Across America. 30 community leaders and former teachers also dropped in to read to the students. See the full story on Page 17A...
2012 Spring Gardening Seminar March 10 (03/10/12)
Sharp County Master Gardeners will be presenting their 2012 Spring Gardening Seminar, Saturday, March 10, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Cherokee Elementary School Cafeteria, Cherokee Village, Ark. Registration will begin at 9 a.m. Special guest speakers and their topics are: Shelby Hopkins and Tressie Rhoades, "Delta Garden Project"; Patricia French, "Ozarks Wild Edibles"; John C. Norberg, "Limited Space Vegetable Gardening"; and Janet Carson, "Edible Landscaping."...