PANGBURN — The Southside Southerners evened their record to 2-2 with a 13-2 hammering of the Pangburn Tigers here Tuesday afternoon.
The home team took an early 1-0 advantage, but a 2-run third put the Southerners in the lead for good. They added seven runs in the top of the fourth and four more in the fifth to force the run rule.
Southside’s 13 runs came on seven hits and four errors by the Tigers.
Jared Dahl didn’t allow a hit until the fourth inning and collected his first win of the season.
GREERS FERRY — One area high school basketball team will return to the Class 1A State Tournament and one won’t.
In first-round games here Tuesday, the Hillcrest Lady Screamin’ Eagles edged the Caddo Hills Lady Indians 40-39 and the Mount Vernon-Enola Warhawks whipped the Concord Pirates 61-27.
“It was ugly,” Hillcrest Coach Shawn Rose said. “We shot 32 percent from the field and we had probably 10 shots from right under the basket we couldn’t get to go down. We also hit just eight of 16 free throws.”
CONWAY — Batesville’s soccer teams allowed one goal in two matches here Tuesday while sweeping Conway Christian in nonconference soccer action.
The Pioneers won 6-0 as goalie Vivien Ramirez stopped eight shots and Shelton Parker led the defense.
“We did a very good job executing what we emphasized the past week in practice after the tournament in Paragould,” Pioneer Coach TJ Stroud said, referring to the season-opening event on Feb. 21. “It started with the leadership of Shelton Parker on defense and grew from there.”
SOUTHSIDE — The Southside Lady Southerners opened their season with an 11-6 win over the McCrory Lady Jaguars here Tuesday evening.
Southside’s Melanie Rohrscheib led the squad with a 3-for-3 outing, which included a fence-clearing home run to left. Rohrscheib drove in three runs and scored four times.
Teammates Lunden Roberts and Haley Mourer collected two hits each. Kayla Brooks was credited with two runs batted in.
A Batesville man driving in the wrong lane of traffic while meeting a police car was arrested on one felony and six misdemeanor charges Tuesday night, according to Independence County Deputy Wayne Green.
While patrolling Highway 69 between Batesville and Cushman, Green said he barely escaped a head-on crash after he met a pickup truck driving in his lane with bright lights.
SAN DIMAS, Calif. — Thyda R. Dix, 88, of San Dimas, Calif., died Saturday, Feb. 28, 2009, in a San Dimas retirement home.
She was born Jan. 1, 1921, in Newark. She lived in Joplin, Mo., from 1977 to 1998, when she moved to California. She was an elementary schoolteacher, having taught for 10 years in Newport. She was a member of the Church of Christ.
Survivors include two sons, Michael Dix of Brea, Calif., and Robert Dix of San Dimas; a brother, Jim Rutledge of Batesville; and three grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph W. Dix.
GREENWOOD — Bonnie Steward, 72, of Greenwood died Tuesday, March 3, 2009, at her home.
She was a homemaker and a member of Faith Lutheran Church in Booneville.
Survivors include her husband, Maurice Steward; a son, Carl Steward of Oklahoma City; a daughter, Sandy Parker of Washburn; a brother, Bobby Anderson of Batesville; a sister, Melva James of Batesville; five grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Washburn Cemetery. Arrangements are by McConnell Funeral Home of Greenwood.
WYNNE — Tressie Bray Haigwood, 91, of Wynne died Monday, March 2, 2009, in a Wynne hospital.
The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Roller-Crouch Funeral Home Chapel in Batesville with Mike Silvey officiating. Burial will be in Lee’s Chapel Cemetery near Cave City.
Pallbearers will be Robin Bonham, Gregory Johnson, Brian Johnson, Dillon Tuell, Derrick Cathey and Lance Hall.
Honorary pallbearers are Carl Johnson, Royce Haigwood and Roland Bonham.
Visitation will be from noon to 2 p.m. Thursday.
POUGHKEEPSIE — Samuel Ray and Betty Jean Byrd Gann of Poughkeepsie will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a reception from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday at Bettis Church of Christ Fellowship Hall.
They were married March 10, 1959, at Poughkeepsie with Otho Norris officiating.
They are both retired and are members of Bettis Church of Christ. Mr. Gann is a member of the Masonic Lodge at Poughkeepsie.
Joel and Jennifer Walker of Melbourne have announced the birth of a daughter at White River Medical Center on Feb. 27, 2009. The baby weighed 6 pounds, 3.9 ounces and has been named Savannah Marie Walker.
Grandparents of the child are John and Elizabeth Brown and Ronnie and Linda Walker.
Great-grandparents are Alex and Verneal Womack.
Tommy and Sarah Lindsey, Austin, Tonia and Alexandra of Bethesda have announced the birth of a daughter and sister at White River Medical Center on Feb. 26, 2009. The baby weighed 9 pounds, 8 ounces and has been named Loren Jane Lindsey.
Grandparents of the child are Tom and Brenda Lindsey of Bethesda and Jim and Faye Kerr of Cave City.
Great-grandparents are Linda Wilson of Blythe, Calif., Mildred Kerr of Sulphur Rock and Benita West of Batesville.