Buzz and Amanda Boozy, Johnathan, James, Austin and Chloe of Pleasant Plains have announced the birth of a daughter and sister at White River Medical Center on July 10, 2009. The baby weighed 7 pounds, 6 ounces and has been named Alexis Faith Boozy.
Grandparents of the child are Randy and Naomi Davis, Mike and Brenda Northweather, Rick and Kat Haughom and John and Kim Boozy.
Great-grandparents are Dane and Sarah Gilbert, Freeland and Stella Rice, Jessie and Carolyn Northweather, Cora Moody and the late Horace Moody, Shirley Travis and Ferry Jean Vivin.
Sylamore employees honored
MOUNTAIN VIEW — Four Sylamore Ranger District employees were recently honored with length of service awards during the district’s monthly safety meeting, according to a news release.
They are Forester Steve Stafford, 25 years; Natural Resource Specialist Chris Furr, 10 years; Visitor Information Specialist Tony Guinn, 20 years; and Caverns Administrator Bob Reeves, 35 years.
For more information about the USDA Forest Service, call (870) 269-3228 or write to 1001 E. Main St., Mountain View, AR 72560.
MONTICELLO — Sammatha Marie Jackson and Kyle Thomas Knight were married May 30, 2009, at Trotter House, a 100-year-old Victorian house in Monticello.
The Rev. Edward L. Gulledge officiated.
The bride is the granddaughter of Waymon L. and Rose M. Brewer of Newark. The groom’s parents are Michael and Donna Knight of Hamburg.
Pianist was Sylvia Martin. Songs were “Love Story” by Taylor Swift, “1, 2, 3, 4” by Plain White T’s and “The Best Thing” by Relient K.
COLUMBUS, Kan. — Tom and Rhonda Reid and Larry and Cindy Zahm of Columbus, Kan., have announced the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Amanda Maria Sanders, to James Dustin King, son of Dave King and Mechelle Morgan, both of Batesville.
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Wanda Krishbomb of Pittsburg, Kan.
She will graduate in December from Harding University in Searcy with a bachelor’s degree in exercise science and will pursue a master’s degree as a physician assistant from Harding.
I may be a pasty-faced white woman with working-class German and American roots, but I think my soul is Greek.
I love this country. I’m writing from Greece, where I have discovered an entire country of people who share my values: eating and talking.
I have hit the mother lode. The food is soaked in olive oil, everything is topped with crumbling feta and the people are the most enthusiastic, exuberant talkers I’ve ever met in my life.
Norman Rapp’s dad saved my life that day.
Maybe I better explain.
An article on MSNBC.com discussed how kids raised in the 1950s, ’60s and ’70s are survivors. We survived chain-smoking adults, meat-and-potato diets and rough-and-tumble fearlessness of every kind.
It was the Evel Knievel era, after all. Knievel became famous doing wheelies and jumping his motorcycle over cars and buses. Every kid with a bicycle sought to emulate him.
Unattended death reported
The body of a Batesville man was found outside his home Monday.
Police were dispatched to 710 Melton Drive in reference to a man lying on the ground next to a pickup truck just after 4 p.m. Monday. Cpl. Wayne Green arrived and called for Vital Link, but ambulance crews could find no signs of life present in Terry A. King, 54.
HUTCHINSON MOUNTAIN — Seventy-three-year-old Jessie Reynolds has never been one to sit still.
At 17 he would wake up at 3 every morning, milk 10 head of cows and feed 65 hogs at his family’s farm before walking the four or so miles from his home at the end of Antioch Road to Pfeiffer to go to work for Howard House.
He didn’t have a car.
It was May 7, 1980. By mid-morning Marty Thompson decided to take a break from his work on the city garbage truck and stop by his sister-in-law’s home and get a drink of water. After chatting for a few minutes with Cindy Malott, he once again started his daily routine of picking up the city’s garbage.
That was around 10:30 a.m.
Around 6 p.m. while crossing the old-two lane viaduct at the White River bridge, a cousin flagged him down and told him the news.
Cindy was dead.
The year was 1981.
Eighteen-year-old Scott Lee was being held in the Independence County jail on charges of burglary, arson and theft.
One week later, two additional charges were added.
This time it was rape and murder.
Defense Attorney Blair Arnold said he doesn’t recall exactly what evidence authorities had that charged Lee in the death of Cindy Denny Malott.
After all, that was 29 years ago and many of the details have long been forgotten.
JONESBORO (AP) — A starting cornerback for the Arkansas State football team is in police custody, recovering from a gunshot wound to his midsection after a man said he shot an intruder trying to break into an apartment.
ASU athletic officials declined to comment on the arrest of Paul Stephens, 22, except to say that “appropriate action” would be taken as more information becomes available.