Archive for March, 2012

Basic Dog Obedience Class Offered

The Department of Community Education at Arkansas Northeastern College will offer Basic Dog Obedience class Tuesdays, April 3 to May 22 from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. on the H. Claude Bush Honors Plaza on the Blytheville campus. The fee is $100 for 8 sessions.

 Dog Obedience is designed to help you better understand your pet. This course will enable you to train your dog to be a welcome member of the family. Instruction will include sits, sit-stays, down, down-stays, recall, standing for examination, leading in several formations, socialization skills, training as a companion dog and a well-mannered dog for the home.

 Dick Hefner, the instructor, has trained dogs for 24 years. Hefner said he feels the intelligence of dogs is under-appreciated in our society. “Dogs have unconditional love and are always there for you. A well-trained dog is a joy to be around. It is easier to take him out in public and have other people come to your home and enjoy him,” Hefner said.

 To register or for more information, call Lena Guidry, Department of Continuing and Community Education of Arkansas Northeastern College at (870) 762-3167 or email


March 8, 2012 at 11:16 am Leave a comment

Skywarn: basic and advance offered by the National Weather Service

Arkansas Northeastern College’s Department of Community Education and Dixie Alley Storm Chase Team will host National Weather Service “Skywarn” Storm Spotters class on Tuesday, March 27  from 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. in the Statehouse Hall Governors Ballroom on the ANC  Blytheville campus. The class is free and open to the public.  Registration is not required.

 Whether you are interested in becoming a serious spotter or just taking the class for fun, the National Weather Service’s Skywarn storm spotter class is a great way to learn about severe weather. The spotter training course introduces the spotter to the NWS warning system and shows the hazards associated with severe thunderstorms.  Spotters are shown what to look for when observing thunderstorms.  Examples of downburst winds, wall clouds, funnel clouds, and tornadoes are shown and explained.  Local severe weather climatology and basic severe weather meteorology are covered as well.  Spotters are also instructed on how to report their observations to the NWS. The class lasts two hours and features slides, videos, and a video quiz.  The class is free and open to the public.  Class materials are provided and registration is not needed. The National Weather Service recommends that all spotters attend the course at least once every two years.  Mississippi County needs more ham radio operators participating in the ‘Skywarn’ storm spotter program.

Members of theMississippi County Amateur Radio Association will be at this meeting to inform you about their storm spotting activities and how easy it is to become a ham radio operator.

 Please contact or visit for further information.

March 8, 2012 at 10:57 am Leave a comment

March 2012