Robert Jr. and Amanda Voyles of Saffell have announced the birth of a son at White River Medical Center on Sept. 14, 2009. The baby weighed 6 pounds, 12.9 ounces and has been named Trevor Chase Voyles.
Grandparents of the child are Steve and Mary Cook, Ken Voyles and Jeff and Tammy Allen.
Joseph and Misty White and Katey of Batesville have announced the birth of a daughter and sister at White River Medical Center on Sept. 16, 2009. The baby weighed 7 pounds, 4.8 ounces and has been named Kenna Grace White.
Grandparents of the child are Kelly and Sandy Deckard, Ed and Diane White and the late Jerry R. Grissom.
Great-grandparents are Gene and Sarah Matthews, the late Marcus and Henrietta White, the late Jack and Mattie Hill, the late Clister Grissom and the late Elsie Deckard.
Marshall and Amy Eddy and Morgan of Evening Shade have announced the birth of a daughter and sister at White River Medical Center on Sept. 18, 2009. The baby weighed 6 pounds, 5.8 ounces and has been named Maehgan Renee Elizabeth Eddy.
Grandparents of the child are Larry and Della Staggs and Rita Castone.
Brad and Pricillia Helms, Micheala, Pamila and Emily of Drasco have announced the birth of a daughter and sister at White River Medical Center on Sept. 16, 2009. The baby weighed 7 pounds, 8.5 ounces and has been named Mary Grace Helms.
Grandparents of the child are Marvin and Linda Brewer and Preston and Sally Helms.
Great-grandparents are Otis and Mary Hartwick, H.P. and Mary Helms, Homer and Mary Brewer and Bill and Julia Bridgman.
Benjamin and Jessica Karns, Miriam and Zachary of Cave City have announced the birth of a son and brother at White River Medical Center on Sept. 18, 2009. The baby weighed 7 pounds, 14 ounces and has been named Israel Washington Karns.
Grandparents of the child are Bob and Artie Ann Karns and Perry and Debbie McChesney.
Kasey and Cortney Newman of Salem have announced the birth of a son at White River Medical Center on Sept. 17, 2009. The baby weighed 7 pounds, 9 ounces and has been named Hunter Carol Jackson Newman.
Grandparents of the child are Warren and Cheryle Newman and Chris and Terri Simmons.
In the waning days of winter, March 1980, I was 23 years old, and my father was dying.
His illness was a startling development. He’d been working every day as a machinist, as he had for decades, right up to the morning my phone rang with my mother’s frantic message that there was something seriously wrong with Dad. He couldn’t talk. At all.
I have a fear that my 7-year-old niece could one day be on the A&E show “Hoarders.”
On Sunday Gary and I went to Mountain Home, where our niece and nephew live. Our main objective was to pick up a blue ribbon at the Baxter County Fair, where Abby won first place for her scrapbook page. We were all so excited that she did so well, especially with this being her first time to enter. For the record, she did her page all by herself. She’s been scrapbooking four years now, and even though she’s in second grade she can whip out a page with ease.
Leon Creasey didn’t plan to turn his woodworking into anything other than a hobby.
But when he bought his first lathe (a woodturning machine), he found a creative outlet — and a supplement to his retirement.
Creasey, a woodturner living along the White River near Mountain View, was one of the “veterans” of the Off the Beaten Path tour. “I took last year off,” he said surrounded by his handcrafted wooden bowls.
When Marc Palmer needs help deciding what color frame would look best around his artwork he just asks Paulette.
“Paulette’s my (color) coordinator,” he said with a laugh. “She always gets it right.”
As husband and wife, Marc and Paulette Palmer have many things in common, including a love for each other’s work.
“He’s my teacher, my mentor. He’s educated,” said Paulette of Marc, who has a fine arts degree from Ohio Wesleyan University and more than 40 years experience in the field.
Gwen Furey always wanted her own stained-glass totem pole.
“I wanted a real totem pole so bad,” she told a group inside her art studio in Mountain View Saturday afternoon. “I had a perfect place for it.”
Searching the Internet, Furey located a man from Alaska who specialized in the task, but “wanted a $1,000 a foot to do it,” she said.
Carolyn Cushing doesn’t have to go any further than her back porch for inspiration.
The Mountain View painter has a screened-in back porch that pulls double duty as a dining room as well an art studio. The room offers a panoramic view of the rumbling White River, towering bluffs and abundant vegetation and wildlife.
This year, Cushing opened her studio to take part in the Off the Beaten Path Studio Tour. She said she’s been to other studios in the past, but this was the first year she’d been among the featured artists.