Girls Scouts in Independence County are taking orders for nuts and candies through Oct. 11.
Prices are between $5 and $8 per can. The treats will be delivered between Oct. 28 and Nov. 15.
For more information call Kim Umphress at (870) 793-0501 or contact any Girl Scout.
CHARLOTTE — Charlotte Church of Christ will have a gospel meeting Friday through Sunday. Guest speaker will be Dr. Jimmy Allen of Searcy.
Meeting times are 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 10 a.m., 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Sunday. A potluck will be served at noon.
The church is located at Highway 25 and Old Camp Road in Charlotte.
The Albert Sidney Johnston Chapter #135, United Daughters of the Confederacy, held its August meeting at the Batesville Country Club.
President Mary Cooper Miller welcomed members for the Dutch treat luncheon and led the Ritual and Pledges. Chaplain Madge Stephens of Melbourne gave the invocation for the meal.
Secretary Judy Baker read the minutes of the previous meeting, which were approved. There was no treasurer’s report due to the absence of the treasurer.
CAVE CITY — Dr. and Mrs. Ralph G. McBryde of Cave City are celebrating their 71st wedding anniversary.
Ralph McBryde and Francis Marzelle Hartsell were married Sept. 29, 1938 at the Methodist parsonage at Sherrill.
She is a native of Union County. He is a native Lincoln County and was a chiropractor in Pine Bluff for 40 years until his retirement in 1982.
Both are members of the Main Street Church of Christ at Evening Shade.
Michael Herron and Jaime Williams of Southside and Taylor, Samantha and Micah have announced the birth of a son and brother at White River Medical Center on Sept. 25, 2009. The baby weighed 7 pounds, 7.7 ounces and has been named Michael Lee Herron II.
Grandparents of the child are Kim Middleton of Thida, Jerry Williams of Cave City and Cecil and Bonnie Johnson of Batesville.
Great-grandparents are Pete and Delores Jordan of Pleasant Plains and J.C. Stair of Saffell.
J. Chris and M. Lynne Treat and McKenzie of Batesville have announced the birth of a daughter and sister at White River Medical Center on Sept. 26, 2009. The baby weighed 8 pounds, 5.4 ounces and has been named Maleah Lynne Treat.
Grandparents of the child are Jim and Maria Treat of Fox, Anita Wagster of Jackson, Tenn., and Eddie and Helen Martin of St. Joe.
Great-grandparents are Jennings Sullins of Newport and Theora Martin of St. Joe.
Josh and Kayleah Simmons and Dalton of Mountain View have announced the birth of a son and brother at White River Medical Center on Sept. 25, 2009. The baby weighed 6 pounds, 10.1 ounces and has been named Brian Edward “Bo” Simmons.
Grandparents of the child are Ralph Kirby, Jorg and Phylis Ruetner, Marvin and Laquana Simmons and Terry and Paul Ashmore.
Great-grandparents are Nora Simmons, Mary Kirby and Mildred Carey.
Ben and Sara Blankenship and Emma of Jonesboro have announced the birth of a son and brother at St. Bernard’s Hospital Birthcare Center in Jonesboro on Sept. 15, 2009. The baby weighed 8 pounds and has been named Ben Fisher Blankenship.
Grandparents of the child are Clyde and Jean Steves of Stuttgart and Leroy Blankenship and Nancy Hearn, both of Batesville.
Great-grandparents are Emma Hearn of Jonesboro and Louise Faust of Metairie, La.
Michael and Lisa Crumley and Joshlyn of Cave City have announced the birth of a son and brother at White River Medical Center on Sept. 24, 2009. The baby weighed 7 pounds, 9 ounces and has been named Colton Michael Crumley.
Grandparents of the child are Danny and Nelleta Crumley and Timothy and Cindy Hastings, all of Cave City, and Tina Hastings of Salem, Va.
Great-grandparents are Zelma Crumley and Donald and Jackie Hastings, all of Cave City, and Ralph and Dorris Furrow of Salem, Va.
Sarah Engles of Melbourne has announced the birth of a son at White River Medical Center on Sept. 24, 2009. The baby weighed 7 pounds, 6 ounces and has been named Marshall Grant Engles.
Grandparents of the child are Jeff and Jacquita Engles.
Great-grandparents are Pete and Jean Smith.
Stealing from the dead
My name is Diane McDougal, and I just returned from Egner Cemetery, where my nephew is buried. Monday, Sept. 21st, I took flowers there as I have done for the past 4-1/2 years, with a broken heart over the tragic loss.
Today, Tuesday, Sept. 22nd, the flowers were dumped out of the vase and someone had stolen the vase. In my mind, I am trying to figure out what kind of a sick person would steal a vase off a dead child’s tombstone, or anyone else’s stone, for that matter.