July 22nd, 2014
FAYETTEVILLE (AP) â€” The University of Arkansas' distinctive "Hog Call" has been granted a federal trademark registration.
The university announced Friday that it is believed to be the first college or university in the nation to receive a trademark for its cheer.
The sound mark of the cheer and the previously registered, "Wooo Pig Sooie!" are intended to protect the institution's long-standing tradition and signature cheer from unlicensed commercial use.
The registration does not affect the use of the Hog Call by fans at various gatherings.
The Bismarck Lions and the Magnet Cove Panthers traveled to Benton Harmony Grove High School in Haskell on Monday to take part in a team football camp.
Check out Tuesday's MDR for more photos.
The College of the Ouachitas is holding its second annual Science Olympiad on Friday, July 25, 9:30 a.m. â€“ 2 p.m. The special science event is for grades K-6. Last year they had about 60 participants, and right now they have about 20 registered, according to Dana Brownfield, administrative assistant in the Office of Instruction. Most of all the events are run by volunteers from COTO. Lunch will be provided by the USDA Summer Food Rocks Program.
See Tuesday's MDR for the full story and schedule.
Check out our Fan Page â€” on page 8 in Tuesday's edition.
The Advertising and Promotions (A&P) tax exploratory committee decided Monday morning to pursue a 2 percent special sales tax on both city lodging and prepared foods. Committee member Mike Bailey, owner of Western Sizzlin in Malvern, said he has been polling his customers about the tax proposal and said they are more likely to vote for the tax if it was only on lodging.
Read more in Tuesday's MDR
Sneak peak at today's headlines:
â€” A&P committee decides on 2% for lodging & meals
â€” COTO holds Science Olympiad on Friday
â€” Immunization clinic for students
â€” Duckâ€™s trial rescheduled
â€” Kidâ€™s Crusade at Oak Grove AOG
â€” Sauce to benefit state food banks
â€” Civic Club Meeting Schedules
â€” Outdoor concerts and child do not mix well
â€” Bismarck and Magnet Cove take part in camp
â€” Glen Rose camp teaches fundamentals of football July 28-30
â€” A week of random thoughts upon my return
â€” Summertime in Arkansas means 24 million travelers
â€” Wal-Mart CEO's pay highest in Arkansas last year
John M. Rhoads, Jr., 92, of Maumelle, Arkansas, departed from this life to meet Jesus on July 17, 2014 following a long, exhausting battle with declining health.
Marjorie House Buie Meddley, age 85 of Malvern passed away Saturday July 19, 2014 at the Pines Nursing and Rehabilitation in Hot Springs.