The Mid-America Modified championships, a 3-day show scheduled to begin tonight at the Batesville Motor Speedway, has been called off due to wet conditions and the threat of more rain this weekend.
If rescheduled, track owner Mooney Starr said it would likely be nearer the end of the racing season because so many of the modified racers race for track and racing series points at various tracks.
The 5K for Lymphoma is scheduled to start at 8 Saturday morning on the Lyon College campus, announced Christopher Campbell.
The benefit race is being sponsored by the Kappa Sigma fraternity at Lyon. Proceeds will go to the Lymphoma Research Foundation, Campbell said.
The entry fee is $20 and registration will begin an hour before the race. The start and finish line is on College Street in front of Becknell Gymnasium.
UA students recognized
FAYETTEVILLE — The University of Arkansas has announced the names of students who earned a place on the chancellor’s list for the fall 2008 semester. The students named to the chancellor’s list must earn a 4.0 grade point average in at least 12 hours of classes during a regular term.
Local students honored are as follows:
Cherokee Village — Amedisys, Inc. recently announced it has acquired White River Medical Center Progressive Home Care in Cherokee Village.
Progressive Home Care, now an Amedisys company, will continue serving the area at 195 Hospital Drive and the current staff will remain in place.
MOUNT PLEASANT — Thomas Dexter Johnson, 51, of Mount Pleasant died Tuesday, March 24, 2009, in Melbourne.
Born April 29, 1957, in Batesville, he was the son of George Arnett Johnson and Vernie Caraway Johnson. He was united in marriage to Imogene Jones on Aug. 28, 1997, in Jonesboro. He was a self-employed truck driver and was of the Baptist faith.
The Arkansas Department of Health will host four nutrition and physical activity conferences in northeast Arkansas. Registration deadline is next Tuesday.
The conferences will open at 8 a.m. with registration and then the programs will begin at 8:30. Continuing education hours will be offered.
Jean Blaydes-Madigan, a nationally known neurokinesiologist, speaker, trainer and author, will be the keynote speaker.
David and Debbie King and Mechelle Morgan, all of Batesville, have announced the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Ashley King, to Taschtego Tinsley, son of Dr. William and Vickie Tinsley of Bangor, Pa.
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of James and Rose King of Elkins and Richard and Wanda Morgan of Prairie Grove.
She is a 2001 graduate of Batesville High School and a 2005 graduate of the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville. She is a senior dental student at the University of Louisville School of Dentistry in Louisville, Ky.
Ruston and Miranda Phillips of Batesville have announced the birth of a daughter and sister at White River Medical Center on March 18, 2009. The baby weighed 7 pounds, 4.8 ounces and has been named Addison Elizabeth Phillips.
Grandparents of the child are Johnny and Adella Bookout, Billy Phillips and Pana Matthews Phillips.
Great-grandparents are Lawrence Vance Waddell and the late Iva Dell Waddell, the late John Bookout, Kathery McKnight, the late Bernard and Francine Matthews, the late Bill Phillips and Geneva Lunsford.
Amy Holmes, Kassie and Stevie of Floral have announced the birth of a daughter and sister at White River Medical Center on March 17, 2009. The baby weighed 6 pounds, 14.5 ounces and has been named Gracie Dawn Holmes. She is also the daughter of the late Gary Don Holmes.
Grandparents of the child are Laura Hall of Floral, Jodie Hall of Southside and Ruby Holmes of Grubbs and the late Bud Holmes.
Great-grandparents are Autie Hall and the late Marshall Hall and Jerry and Mary Lou Clark.
Great-great-grandmother is Lucille Gibson.