Jeremy and Rachel Sikes and Elijah of Batesville have announced the birth of a daughter and sister at White River Medical Center on April 9, 2009. The baby weighed 5 pounds, 8.5 ounces and has been named Samantha Ralynn Sikes.
Grandparents of the child are Stan and Kim McLendon and Diane Green.
Great-grandparents are Sam and Evelyn Bradley.
Casey Rider and Jennifer Baker of Concord have announced the birth of a daughter at White River Medical Center on April 3, 2009. The baby weighed 6 pounds, 14 ounces and has been named Zaylynn Gail Marie Rider.
Grandparents of the child are Allen and Brenda Baker of Concord and Don and Patricia Rider of Pangburn.
Great-grandparents are Dorothy Turner and Eve Baker, both of Concord, and William and Marie Shirley of Heber Springs.
Damein Huckabee and Darlene Frazier and Bailey of Desha have announced the birth of a daughter and sister at White River Medical Center on April 12, 2009. The baby weighed 6 pounds, .7 ounces and has been named Kristian Shavvana Jean Huckabee.
Grandparents of the child are Fred Frazier, Patsy Frazier, Gloria Marshall and Kieth Harget.
Great-grandparents are Paul Huckabee, Bruce and Birdie Allen, Donald Frazier and Dorothy Patterson.
Jeremy and Sheri Davis of Marcella have announced the birth of a son at White River Medical Center on April 12, 2009. The baby weighed 7 pounds, 12 ounces and has been named Eli Nathan Davis.
Grandparents of the child are Randell and Carla Davis of Pleasant Grove, Charlie Wells of Atkins and Reva Wells of Montana.
Great-grandparents are Jerry and Barb Davis of Locust Grove, Glen Davis of Pleasant Grove and Doris Wells of Hattieville.
Great-great-grandparents are Elsie Davis of Pleasant Grove and Edith Fuller of Hattieville.
Allen and Jessica Armstrong, Sabrina, Trey and Ashton of Cave City have announced the birth of a daughter and sister at White River Medical Center on April 11, 2009. The baby weighed 7 pounds, 10 ounces and has been named Ashlynn Elaine Armstrong.
Grandparents of the child are Allen and Joyce Armstrong and Christina Guthrie.
Great-grandparents are Johnny and Pauline Armstrong.
Tiffany Amber Harrison and Joshua L. Dickey have announced their engagement and upcoming marriage.
The bride-elect is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Harrison of Jonesboro.
The prospective groom is the son of Becky Dickey of Batesville and Darrell Dickey of Cord.
The couple will exchange vows in a private ceremony at 6:30 p.m. May 30 at the Terry House Mansion in downtown Little Rock.
Invitations will be mailed.
Workers sought for cemetery cleaning
MARCELLA — Cemetery cleaning at the Evetts Cemetery in Marcella is set for Saturday beginning at 8 a.m.
The cemetery is located between Reed’s Chapel Church and Marcella Post Office.
For more information call (870) 698-2959.
Church supper to raise money for flooring in fellowship hall
Malawi’s rejection of Madonna’s attempt to adopt a little 3-year-old girl named Mercy makes for alliteration and good headlines, but it’s the underlying story that really deserves the attention. Mercy is just the unfortunate poster-child for a much larger tragedy.
Earlier last year a reader sent me an e-mail, suggesting I write a column about yawning and how contagious it can be when watching someone else do it. Here it is almost one year later, and I cannot count how many times I’ve stared at my computer screen trying to write about the subject.
Intersection to be closed
On Wednesday, the Independence County Road Department will have the intersection at PepsiCola Road and Allen Chapel Road in Southside closed due to replacing a culvert. The concrete culvert will require the intersection to be closed through Thursday. The Road Department will reopen the intersection when the culvert is properly prepared for traffic use.
For more information concerning the project, call the County Road Department at (870) 793-8862.
Plant sale set for Saturday
A Little Rock man proposed to his girlfriend in front of hundreds of people at the Arkansas Scottish Festival Saturday on the Lyon College campus, and it was in a traditional Scottish way.
“I’d thought about it for a long time, but the decision to actually do it today has come very, very recently,” Charles Cheatham said. “It was tough to get everything in place as best I could and I thank the Lord he spared us the rain.”