Alva Don Dugger, 88, of Batesville died Monday, Oct. 19, 2009, in a Batesville nursing home.
Born March 7, 1921, in Newark, he was the son of Alva Clay Dugger and Laura Eunice Cooper Dugger. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and a retired employee of Independence County. He was of the Church of Christ faith.
HOPE — The Bill Clinton First Home Museum will soon be a part of the National Park system, a designation that will give the modest structure on a busy street more visibility as a tourist destination.
The two-story, wood frame house on Hervey Street in Hope, was where Clinton lived from his birth in 1946 at Julia Chester Hospital until age 4. The home was occupied until it was acquired by the Clinton Birthplace Foundation during Clinton’s presidency.
Independence County 4-H’ers held their 2009 4-H Awards & Recognition Banquet Oct. 1 at the Batesville High School Cafeteria with 185 in attendance.
Four-H’ers, leaders and clubs received awards for work during the past year. Four-H’ers also presented awards to people and organizations in the community who have supported them.
The 4-H Teen Leader officers conducted the program. Cecile Harris, Teen Leader president, gave the welcome; Cheyenne Reed led the pledge of allegiance; Brianne Reed led the 4-H pledge and Teryn Cesarski entertained with a vocal solo.
Melbourne — Ozarka College will host its third annual Fall Family Fun Festival in Melbourne from 4 to 6 p.m. Friday, October 23 behind the Fred Blankenship Allied Health Building.
Many departments, programs, student and community organizations will be involved in the event, which is free and open to the public. There will be contests, fun, food and games for children of all ages.
BROCKWELL — The Izard County Animal Rescue Effort will hold a Halloween Chili Supper fall fundraiser from 5-8 p.m. Saturday at the Senior Center in Brockwell.
Chili with all the trimmings, homemade desserts and beverages will be served, with live music from Dead Wood Groove and an auction. Tickets are $5 (children 6 and under eat free).
Costumes are optional, but a prize will be awarded for the best one.
Tickets are available at Cooper Realty, the Hairy Cactus and the Izard County Courthouse (Clerk’s Office) in Melbourne.
PLEASANT PLAINS — Union Grove Missionary Baptist Church will have a chili supper at 6 p.m. Saturday. There will be “popcorn” preaching and singing.
The event is open to the public. All donations will go to the building fund.
For more information, call Daryl Sellers, pastor, at (870) 834-9294.
EVENING SHADE — Evening Shade United Methodist Church will have a harvest dinner buffet and bazaar from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday.
The meal will include chicken and dressing, turkey, ham, side dishes, dessert and drink. Cost is $6.50 for adults and $3 for children age 6 to 12. Dine-in and carry-out meals will be available.
BROCKWELL — The Oak Street country gospel band featuring Darrell Vest, Charlie Browning, Jim Shell, Sandy Willhite and Jason Shell will perform at 6 p.m. Saturday at the Brockwell Music School Auditorium, located at the intersection of highways 9 and 56.
Admission is free but donations will be taken. For more information, call (870) 368-4734 or 368-5012.
It’s a time for giving and receiving at the Batesville Daily Guard.
As a way of giving back to the community, the Guard is asking for donations to help John 3:16 Ministries in Charlotte and Luke 4:18 Lives, located on Swaim Hill Road near Southside.
During the months of October and November, those who bring in five or more nonperishable food items, cleaning supplies or paper supplies will receive $5 off a three-month or more subscription of the Guard. The offer is valid for both new and renewal subscriptions. This special offer ends Nov. 30.
Cleofas and Kristina Maya of Batesville have announced the birth of a daughter at White River Medical Center on Oct. 12, 2009. The baby weighed 8 pounds, 5 ounces and has been named Jasmine Nicole Maya.
Grandparents of the child are Doug and Kay Collins and Leo and Sally Medina.
Great-grandparents are Lucille Gabris and Barbara Hudson.
David and Heather Hodges of Macon, Ga., have announced the birth of a son at The Medical Center of Central Georgia on Sept. 24, 2009. The baby weighed 8 pounds, 14.2 ounces and has been named Isaac David Hodges.
Grandparents of the child are Kevin and Becky Watkins of Batesville and Richard and Freda Hodges of Kathleen, Ga.
Great-grandparents are Delca Blanks and the late Rev. J.W. Blanks and Mike and Pat Watkins, all of Batesville, Johnny and Etta Crittenden of Tulsa, Okla., and Ed and Lillian Hodges of Swainsboro, Ga.
Matthew and Shannon Dollar, Alton and Alan of Drasco have announced the birth of a son and brother at White River Medical Center on Oct. 13, 2009. The baby weighed 5 pounds, 4 ounces and has been named Alvey Mac Lee Dollar.
Grandparents of the child are Mary Whitener, Bob Brown, Geraldine Acree, Dewayne Acree and Mike Dollar.
Great-grandparents are Jewell Reed, Lila Dollar and Connie Davis.