Walking two by two, the Lyon College Pipers got a quick introduction to one thing their new soccer coach emphasizes.
“Ladies, any time we are in a public forum, we’re going to be organized,” Tyson John told the Pipers one recent evening before their second practice of 2-a-day practices. “So, we will walk together like this onto the field. Organization, you can tell, is important to me.”
DESHA — Beth Radtka and Francisco Ortega have teamed up to open a restaurant in Desha that features authentic Mexican dishes, as well as a few American standards.
Radtka, who has some 27 years experience in food services, said El Sabor De Mexico, in the former Outpost building at 1007 Heber Springs Road, offers a Mexican breakfast all day, every day, starting at 7 a.m.
A Honda four-wheeler reported stolen in June was recovered recently during a traffic stop by state police, according to an affidavit in the Independence County Circuit Court Clerk’s Office by sheriff’s detective Brent Everett.
According to Everett, the 2005 ATV was stolen from a shed behind the residence of Dewayne Beeler on Meadow Lake Road on June 21.
Felony theft and drug charges have been filed against a Batesville woman after she allegedly stole a pickup truck in Batesville and later abandoned it in the Allen Chapel community, according to an affidavit filed in the Independence County Circuit Court Clerk’s Office by Detective Jeff Sims.
“On Aug. 21, Deputy Randy Jones responded to the Danny Griffin residence at 1536 Lee Street in reference to a female stealing in 2009 Nissan Frontier (pickup),” Sims said.
STRAWBERRY — Carl Lindell Davis, 57, of Strawberry died Saturday, Aug. 22, 2009, in Batesville.
Born March 6, 1957, in Walnut Ridge, he was the son of Winford Davis and Ruth Nunnally Davis Mischnick. He graduated from Lynn High School in 1970. After graduation he moved to Houston and became a heavy equipment operator. He was a member of Bettis Church of Christ.
DRASCO — Thelsie Rachel Henderson, 87, of Drasco died Friday, Aug. 21, 2009, in a Batesville hospital.
The funeral was at 4 p.m. Monday at Macedonia General Baptist Church with the Rev. Roger Harlan officiating. Burial was in Friendship Cemetery under the direction of Olmstead Funeral Home.
Pallbearers were Terry Mote, Daryl Henderson, Jerry Henderson, Dale Henderson, Samuel Wildmon and Baron Wildmon.
Honorary pallbearers were her great-grandchildren.
INDIANAPOLIS — Anna Lee Foust, 93, of Indianapolis died Saturday, Aug. 22, 2009, in an Indianapolis hospital.
Born June 30, 1916, in Bexar, she was the daughter of William “Willie” and Pheobae Woods Franks. She was united in marriage to Delphia Foust. She retired from RCA in Indianapolis and moved with her husband to Melbourne. After his death she moved to Batesville and later returned to Indianapolis. She was a long-time member of Melbourne United Methodist Church, where she served as a Sunday school teacher.
MELBOURNE — Sherill McJunkin Funderburk, 55, died Aug. 17, 2009.
Born Dec. 1, 1953, in Little Rock, she was the daughter of Lemon Edward McJunkin and Doris Jean Palmer McJunkin.
Survivors include a son, Cory Hopper; and two grandchildren, Cali Jo Herring and Kyson King Hopper.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Graveside memorial services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Old Philadelphia Cemetery on Larkin Road in Melbourne. Arrangements are by Eddie’s Family Funeral Home in Melbourne.
NEWARK — Wayne Tilley, 87, of Newark died Monday, Aug. 24, 2009, in a Little Rock hospital.
Born July 10, 1922, in Newark, he was the son of William Clifton Tilley and Nellie Emma Mahan Tilley. He served in the U.S. Navy and was the owner/operator of Wayne’s Service Station in Newark. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Newark and enjoyed being outdoors and gardening.
A 23-year-old Newark man has been charged with fraudulent use of a credit card after it was discovered the card had been stolen, according to Independence County Detective Bobby Moser.
In a court affidavit, Moser said he was called to the Batesville Walmart Aug. 7 after getting a report that 23-year-old Daniel Carlton Ledlow had used a credit card that had been stolen earlier in the day.
According to Moser, store surveillance video showed Ledlow and a woman making a purchase and then leaving in a gold-colored Ford car.
Afraid he would hurt someone while under the influence of drugs, a Pleasant Plains woman had her son arrested at a local convenience store early Sunday morning, according to Independence County Deputy Dee McFatter who said she and Deputy Ronnie Qualls responded to the call at the Exxon Tiger Mart atop Ramsey Mountain around 1:20 a.m.
“The caller explained that a woman had asked her to call police for her,” McFatter said.
CHARLOTTE — The Charlotte Extension Homemakers Club met Aug. 5 at the home of Pat Mason.
The meeting open with a Bible inspirational. Members discussed the club’s blue ribbon from their fair booth.
The August program was held, and plans were made for next month’s program, “Berry Health,” focusing on the health benefits of berries.
Members also planned to be at the nursing home the end of the month to help pain rocks.
Refreshments were served. The club’s next meeting will be at 1 p.m. Sept. 9 at the home of O.V. Henley.