CHEROKEE VILLAGE — The Spring River Branch of the National League of American Pen Women will meet at 10 a.m. April 7 at the Cherokee Village Lutheran Church on Okmulgee Drive.
Members and friends who expressed an interest in recording poetry on the radio are reminded to set that appointment date before March 31. Call the station at (870) 856-3249 to make the appointment.
Members are also reminded that their annual dues are to be paid by April 10 so that the treasurer has time to send the dues to national by the 15th.
CAVE CITY — The Cave City High School Skills USA team and Cave City Modern Woodmen of America will host a bingo night at 6 p.m. Saturday.
Cost is 20 rounds for $20 and all proceeds will be matched up to $500 by Modern Woodmen. The money will be used to help the team purchase uniforms.
The event will be held at the high school cafeteria.
The MOMS Club of Batesville will host its 11th annual Membership Drive from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday at Riverside Park.
All stay-at-home, student, part-time and work-at-home moms are welcome to attend the event and bring a lunch.
MOMS Club offers weekly play groups, field trips, monthly moms night out and family parties.
For more information call (870) 834-0016.
Chris Hastings and Toni Hicks and Addison of Batesville have announced the birth of a son and brother at White River Medical Center on March 20, 2010. The baby weighed 5 pounds, 13.6 ounces and has been named Aiden Wayne Hastings.
Grandparents of the child are David and Danielle Quillen and Denise George.
Great-grandparents are Donald and Madeline Hastings.
Kyle and Emily Mathes of Batesville have announced the birth of a daughter at White River Medical Center on March 19, 2010. The baby weighed 7 pounds, .5 ounce and has been named Nadylee Reed Mathes.
Grandparents of the child are Karla Wilson, Andy and Kim Broughton and David and Kelley Mathes.
Great-grandparents are Bonnie Smith and the late Johnny Smith, Tony and Janet Green, Leon and Myra Mathes and Dick and Dettye Broughton.
Michael Ward II and Heaven Moore and Mikenlee of Williford have announced the birth of a son and brother at White River Medical Center on March 21, 2010. The baby weighed 6 pounds, 12 ounces and has been named Michael David Ward III.
Grandparents of the child are Tim and Debbie Moore and Michael and Inez Ward.
Great-grandparents are Pete and Debby Lang, Lou Ward and Sally Warner.
SMITHVILLE — Smithville Baptist Church has a new pastor, Jay Wilkins, according to a news release.
Wilkins and his wife, Jeannie Marie, have three children. Daughter Jennifer Collier, 28, lives at Manila with her husband Matthew, who pastors Bethany Baptist Church of Manila, and their two children, Walter, 3, and Abigail Grace, 16 months. Son Jason, 23, and his wife, Emmali, live at England, Ark., where he serves as the youth minister at First Baptist Church of England. The couple also has a daughter, Jasmine, 8, whom they adopted last May.
The long, bitter and emotional legal battle over “under God” in the Pledge of Allegiance may have come to a quiet end on March 11.
That’s the day a panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals decided by a 2-1 vote that “the Pledge is constitutional.” The ruling in Newdow v. Rio Linda Union School Dist. was greeted with a big yawn by the news media — and virtual silence on Capitol Hill.
MOUNTAIN HOME (AP) — Baxter County Sheriff John Montgomery says a fall from a cliff near the White River that killed a Mountain Home man and injured a woman was an accident.
Thirty-seven-year-old Charles Ragland died in the fall in December while 40-year-old Elizabeth Hubbard of Mountain Home was seriously injured.
Authorities believe the two fell between 11 p.m. Dec. 8 and 4 a.m. Dec. 9 and say both were legally drunk at the time.