Archive for August, 2009


  Sponsored by the Blytheville Rose Society and

Sanctioned by American Rose Society


Sunday, September 27, 2009

Rose Show

1:00 – 4:00 p.m.


Seminar:  “All About Roses” – 2:30 p.m.     

       Governors Ballroom/ Statehouse Hall


Anyone may exhibit in the show and may bring rose specimens between 6:00 and 10:00 a.m.  Exhibitors compete for prizes provided by area businesses and individuals.  The show will be open to the public at 1:00 p.m. and remain open until 4:00 p.m. Contact person for a show schedule is Ann Bush at P.O. Box 246, Blytheville, Arkansas 72316.

 The Rose Society invites those interested in growing roses to be participants in a Rose Seminar at 2:30 p.m. in an adjoining classroom.  Speakers will cover subjects such as making a proper rose bed, basic pruning, feeding and watering, and spraying for healthy rose growth.  They will cover tips for making those jobs easier.  Come and meet some of the Mid-South’s most avid exhibitors who are also the most expert growers. 

The Blytheville Rose Society meets monthly to extend the knowledge of horticulture, particularly of roses, to the members.  Guests are welcome and are invited to join. 

CONTACT: Lena Guidry at 870.762.3167 or

August 31, 2009 at 4:26 pm Leave a comment

Strange Phenomenon Observed at Walker Park Tennis Courts

text info101A short time ago, the Arkansas Northeastern College Tennis Clinics were finishing their early summer sessions when the lone intermediate student, Joe Mobley was photographed with his Tennis Pro Instructor, Tom Holmes by Joe’s mother, Jill Mobley.


It is suspected that some strange solar phenomenon occurred that caused the two photographic subjects to undergo a metamorphosis into the following scene – the subjects were calling themselves “The Catgut Harmony Boys” as they (badly) sang Country songs while strumming the strings of their racquets. Jill Mobley captured this on film.


It is suspected that these alter egos were put into submission by the intake of water and Gatorade. The subjects were seemingly back to the Teacher-Student roles in mere minutes. It has been suggested by Doctors that Hot Sun and Walker Park may be the major contributors to this strange happening.


Editor’s note: Mr. Holmes is notorious for having 13 in his ANC tennis classes. All his tennis students enjoyed themselves working with the new stroke developing machines.


Once again, the Department of Continuing and Community Education at Arkansas Northeastern College will offer a Tennis Clinic for ages 12 years old to adult, Thursdays, September 3 – October 1, 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. Classes will meet at Blytheville Walker Park tennis court. Registration fee is $45. Students need to bring a tennis racquet, water and a cap.


Learn the fundamentals of the serve, forehand, backhand, rules, etiquette, scoring and sportsmanship from tennis enthusiast, Tom Holmes. Tennis is great exercise and a game you can play all your life. We will be creating a “Community Tennis Association” within the area to promote the growth of tennis activities for those interested.

CONTACT: Lena Guidry at 870.762.3167 or


August 13, 2009 at 11:43 am Leave a comment

Dance Classes for All at Arkansas Northeastern College

Beginning Country & Western Line Dance

If you enjoy listening to country-western music, getting great exercise and being with friends, you may get a kick out of country and western dancing.  Once you get a few lessons under your belt from veteran Country and Western dance instructors, Gay and John, you will have enough confidence for a night of dancing. The fee is $69 for 8 sessions. The class will meet on Mondays, Sept ember 28 – November 16 ,  7:00 – 9:00 p.m. in the Clean Fun Club and Walker Park in Blytheville. 

Advanced Country & Western Line Dancing

Line dancing is great for the mind, body and spirit!  Grab a friend and come learn such favorites as the Cut a Rug, Bop the B, Sea Legs, Cajun Cross, Berlin Boogie, Good Time, Come Dance With Me, Lady Soul, Some Beach, and more. Fee is $69 for 8 sessions. Class will  in the Clean Fun Club  at Walker Park in Blytheville on Tuesdays, September 29 – November 17,      7:00 – 9:00 p.m.

 Country & Western Couple Dancing

Dance the country & western dances that are taking the country by storm.  Learn the 6 Step, 2 Step, Polka, Cotton-Eyed Joe, Waltz, 10-Step Polka, Sweetheart Schottische, Easy Stroll, Cowboy Cha-Cha, Traveling Cha-Cha, My Kind of Girl, Rose, Butterfly Waltz, East and West Coast Swing, The Bump, Butterfly Waltz, Waltz Across Texas, & MORE! John and Gay Duclos will teach the class. Enroll by couples only.  The fee is $69 a couple for 8 sessions. Class will meet on Thursdays,  October 1 – November 19,  7:00 – 9:00 p.m.

 Dancing Like the Stars

Kiss those two left feet goodbye and —swing into fall!  These classes are the perfect introduction to ballroom dancing.      Get ready to have lots of FUN and be prepared for the holiday season!  The instructor has been dancing for 6 years and learned to dance from an Arthur Murray dance instructor.   The fee is $100/couple or  $50/single for 4 sessions.  The class will meet in the Statehouse Hall Governors Ballroom. April Ridenhower win instruct the class. Classes will meet:

Session I:   (4 sessions) Waltz

Thurs. Sept. 24 – Oct. 15                                7:00 – 8:30 p.m.

Session II:   (4 sessions) East Coast Swing

Thurs. Oct. 22 – Nov. 12                                 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.

LEARN TO DANCE (ages 3 and up)

Dance classes in tap, ballet, and jazz offered by Michelle’s School of Dance. Fee $40/month for instruction:   due on Aug. 25, Sept. 22, Oct. 20, Nov. 17. (16 sessions) Additional fees:  recital, costume and registration

Classes will meet in the Adams/Vines Recital Hall on the ANC Blytheville campus on the following dates:

Session I:  Ages 7 – 11

Tues. Aug. 25 – Dec. 15                         4:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Session II:  Ages 3 – 6

Tues. Aug. 25 – Dec. 15                          5:00 – 6:00 p.m.

Session III:  Ages 12 – Up

Tues. Aug. 25 – Dec. 15                          6:00 – 7:00 p.m.

There will be a “watch day” for parents on December 15.

CONTACT: Lena Guidry at 870.762.3167 or email

August 12, 2009 at 12:15 pm Leave a comment

Learn To Play The Guitar At ANC

Beginning Acoustic Guitar for ages 9 years old and up

In this introductory course, the student will learn basic strumming patterns, simple chord progressions, tuning methods and note identification.  Students provide their own acoustic guitar and book.  The fee is $45 for 6 sessions. Class will meet Tuesdays, August 25 to September 29 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m in room C101 in the Sullins Adminstration Building. (With a limit of 9 participants, register early.)

Intermediate Acoustic Guitar for ages 10 years old and up

This class is designed for the developing guitarist. Students in this class should already be familiar with basic guitar chords, note names and strumming. This class will combine classical guitar techniques with contemporary strumming/choral styles. Students will also learn scale patterns and fingerings. Student provides their own acoustic guitar and book. The fee is  $45  for 6 session. Class will meet  Tuesdays, August 25 to September 29 from 5:00 p.m to 6:00 p.m. in room C101 in the Sullins Administration Builing. (With a limit of 9 participants, register early.)

Instructor: Charles Moody has been playing the guitar, banjo, harmonica, and mandolin for over 30 years. Born in Memphis, he has recorded in major studios, toured the U.S. with different bands and played at countless festivals.

CONTACT: Lena Guidry at 870-762-3167 or email to


August 12, 2009 at 10:56 am Leave a comment

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