Archive for February 1, 2012

Master Gardeners Talk: Preparing Your Vegetable Garden

The Department of Continuing and Community Education of Arkansas Northeastern College will host Master Gardeners Garden Talk: Preparing Your Vegetable Garden.  The session is free. Master Gardeners Clyde and Pat O’Neal will instruct the class. Gather your friends to come enjoy the presentation on Tuesday, February 14, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. The garden talk will meet in the Adams/Vines Gallery on the Blytheville campus.

 Those who enjoy gardening should consider signing up for training to become a Master Gardener (MG) in Mississippi County.  The 40-hour MG training program is being offered by the University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service in cooperation with Arkansas Northeastern College. Those who complete the training and pass the examination will become certified Master Gardeners.  In exchange for the training, MG graduates are required to volunteer at least 40 hours to help plan, conduct, and maintain projects of the Mississippi County Master Gardener program and agree to acquire 20 additional learning hours within the next year.  In order to retain the Master Gardener designation in subsequent years, graduates must accumulate at least 20 MG volunteer hours and obtain 20 learning hours annually.

 The MG training will be conducted at the Craighead County Extension Office during the winter.  A $65 fee is required by participants to cover the cost of training materials and meals.  Applications are available from ANC, the Mississippi County Extension office, and your local nurseries and garden centers.  ANC and the Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service offer their programs to all eligible persons regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, disability, marital or veteran status, or any other legally protected status.  For more information, contact the County Extension office at 870-762-2075. To register for the garden talks call 870.762.3167 or email

February 1, 2012 at 12:08 pm Leave a comment

Creative Photography Class

The Department of Continuing and Community Education of Arkansas Northeastern College will offer Creative Photography on Tuesday, February 21, 28 and March 1. The class will meet on the first day of class in computer lab B203 in the Sullins Administration Building. The fee is $62.

 This fun 3-day class is intended for the intermediate hobbyists and those who are familiar with the basic controls of their digital cameras but want to learn more about creative photography. During class lectures and hands-on shooting sessions students will learn how to push beyond ‘point and shoot’ photography by using their camera’s built-in camera features in addition to traditional intermediate level photographic techniques.

 Required Equipment:  One Digital Camera and its manual, Recording Media, Computer Connection Cable, One Small Portable USB Drive 2GB or larger, One Charged Camera Battery (rechargeable or disposable as appropriate).

 Optional Accessories: One Camera Bag, One or more Camera Lenses, One Tripod.

To register call Lena at 870.762.3167 or email


February 1, 2012 at 11:35 am Leave a comment

Improve Your Bridge Skills

The Department of Continuing and Community Education at Arkansas Northeastern Collegewill offer “Improve Your Bridge Skills” on Thursdays, February 23 to March 15, 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. in the Blytheville Public Library multipurpose room.  Dr. Russ Jones of Arkansas State University, will instruct the class. The fee is $69.

 This class will focus on improving the bidding and playing skills of those already familiar with the game of bridge (both rubber and duplicate style). Each night will consist of 75 minutes of instruction and 75 minutes of playing time.  Handouts will be provided that reinforce the topics being covered that evening. You may come as a pair or sign up individually and be paired with someone else in the class. There will also be a question and answer time each evening for you to ask questions about how you would bid or play any hand that you have encountered or read about. Student supplies book. 

 To register, call Lena Guidry at (870) 762-3167 or

February 1, 2012 at 11:08 am Leave a comment

February 2012