HARRISBURG — Jeff Allen and Tammy Allen of Saffell announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Ginnie Elizabeth Voyles, to George Lee Duncan, son of George Duncan and Barbara Duncan of Harrisburg.
The bride-elect is a 2001 graduate of River Valley High School. She is a homemaker and stay-at-home mom.
The prospective groom is a 1985 graduate of Cross County High School. He is a staff sergeant in the 875th Engineer Battalion in Jonesboro. He is employed at Walls and Walls Farm in Harrisburg.
Ethel King to be honored Saturday
CAVE CITY — Ethel King will celebrate her 90th birthday with a reception from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday in the conference room of Cave City Nursing Home, located at 442 Taylor Circle.
King has two children; a grandson; and two great-grandchildren.
All friends and relatives are invited to attend.
Fish fry set for Saturday
Charlotte — Charlotte Extension Homemakers Club met May 5 at Aileen Baker’s home for the last time, as the Bakers are moving to Texas.
Five members were present. The club agreed what it could do for the Bakers was to help carry off boxes of stuff they didn’t want, and it gave the family a card.
Anyone who has been following this column knows I’m a baseball nut. I plead guilty to the charge.
I tried out for my first baseball team at the age of 9. In our city, back then, not everyone who wanted to play got to, even at that early age. There were no rules mandating that every kid had to play an inning, or get an at bat, during games. Space was limited.
Wow, I’m in a category that’s “disproportionately low-income, young, renters and Hispanics,” according to an Associated Press story that came over the wire last week.
That sounds a little curious since I wouldn’t classify myself as any of those — except young, of course — but it’s because Gary and I have no landline phone. We just use our cell phones, and we’ve been doing so for a while now.
A teenager is in juvenile custody on charges that he burglarized two Newark businesses Tuesday night.
Independence County Sheriff Keith Bowers said a 14-year-old boy is accused of burglarizing the Newark Pharmacy and The Treasure Shop antique/collectables store May 5. Employees at the businesses discovered the burglaries when they came to work the next morning.
As 84 Lyon College seniors walked across the stage Saturday morning to receive their bachelor degrees, college president Walter Roettger realized in a way, he is graduating with them. He was there four years ago when they first arrived on campus, and now he too is leaving with them as they enter the world outside of Lyon.
Roettger, who will retire June 30 after 11 years of service to the college, was the speaker at the college’s 137th commencement. Eighty-four graduates received bachelor of art and bachelor of science degrees during the ceremony.
ASH FLAT — Sharp County justices got some good news Monday, learning that sales tax revenue received in April was up slightly, County Judge Larry Brown said.
“This figure was for receipts in February,” he said. “Receipts for January (received in March) were down slightly.”
Seeing the sales tax revenue bounce back up gave county officials a better feeling, since that put the revenue projections back on track for the year, for now.
The county received $66,191 in April, up $1,582 from the same month in 2008.
Dr. Paul Custodio Bube, W. Lewis McColgan Professor of Religion, has been awarded the 2009-10 Lamar Williamson Prize for Excellence in Teaching.
The Williamson Prize is given annually by Lyon College to the faculty member deemed to be the most outstanding in four categories: professional competence, scholarly ability, exemplary humane and Christian values and contributions to the community.
Bube joined the Lyon faculty in 2001 after serving as professor of religion and philosophy and chair of the department at Kansas Wesleyan University.