Harold and Alene Winkle of Batesville will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a reception at 2 p.m. Aug. 29 in the Citizens Bank Community Room in Southside.
Alene Moser and Harold Winkle were married Aug. 21, 1959, in Rosie by George Roberts.
They have three sons, Mark Winkle and Blake Winkle, both of Batesville, and the late Phillip Winkle.
They are members of White Drive Baptist Church.
The reception will be hosted by Mark and April Winkle.
All friends and relatives are invited.
Ryan Mesa of Batesville has been accepted for admission to Lyon College and received an athletic scholarship.
Mesa, a Southside High School graduate, has been awarded a Scots Athletic Scholarship and will be a member of the Scots basketball team. He is the son of Tony and Debbie Mesa of Batesville and Stacy and Kim Gillmore of Batesville. He is the grandson of Ronnie and Kay Holder of Batesville and Della Brannam of Batesville.
UNION HILL — The Union Hill-Thida Extension Homemakers Club met July 14 for their regular meeting. Hostess was Lana Hightower. A potluck was served, followed by the meeting.
Seven members and three visitors were present. Two new members were added to the club.
The club met Aug. 11 for a potluck and meeting at the home of Deloris Chambliss. Seven members were present with a new member being added.
Roll call was taken by members answering the question “When was the last time you waded in a creek?”
James and Dawn Bishop announce the birth of a son in Houston, Texas on Aug. 14, 2009. The baby weighed weighing 7 pounds, 6 ounces and has been named Jude Ryan Bishop.
Grandparents are Lori Roethler, Charles and Deb Roethler of Blue Springs, Mo., Rhonda and Mo Kelly of Royse City, Texas, and Jerry and Sheila Bishop of Paragould.
Great-grandparents are Virginia Keith of Reno, Nev., Mark Banks of Peyton, Colo., and Glen and Eunice Mize and Nina Bishop, all of Batesville.
Marcus and Brandi Cherry and Molly of Ash Flat have announced the birth of a son and brother at White River Medical Center on Aug. 17, 2009. The baby weighed 6 pounds, 14 ounces and has been named Marcus Alan Cherry.
Grandparents of the child are LeRoy and Jane Orr and Joyce Cherry and the late Jimmie Cherry.
Lois Christman, Lucky and Jade of Batesville have announced the birth of a daughter and sister at White River Medical Center on Aug. 16, 2009. The baby weighed 7 pounds, 9.8 ounces and has been named Asiah Roxy Yanisha Lashanda Christman.
Grandparents of the child are Charlotte Finny and Doyne Finny.
Jeff and Sabra Wood and Jacob of Cherokee Village have announced the birth of a daughter and sister at White River Medical Center on Aug. 18, 2009. The baby weighed 7 pounds, 11 ounces and has been named Summer Shai Wood.
Grandparents of the child are Dale and Selena Corter and Deloris Bloodworth.
Two-year colleges have long been in the shadows of other higher education institutions in America. However, their perceived second-class status is changing now that President Obama is shining a spotlight on these invaluable institutions and recommending money to improve their ability to educate Americans.
Saying that someone deserves to be killed certainly gets anyone’s attention.
But when does saying that or something like it pass from just being hateful speech that offends, or just so much hot air, to what the law calls a “true threat”— and the catalyst for criminal prosecution?
A Newport man has been charged with three counts of felony forgery after he allegedly cashed checks locally that had been stolen in Cleburne County.
In an affidavit filed in the Independence County Circuit Court Clerk’s Office, Lt. Brenda Bittle said the charges against 26-year-old Jeremy W. Conway stemmed from a burglary of the James Gastineau residence on May 10.
“When he (Gastineau) returned home he found the front doors to his residence open and called police,” Bittle said.
STRAWBERRY — The Hillcrest School District will explore the benefits of having Saturday school as one discipline method for next school year.
In a special board meeting Tuesday night prior to Hillcrest’s annual public report and open house, the administration was asked what it thought about having Saturday school as another way to discipline and agreed to consider the benefits for the 2010-11 year.