CJ and Tiffany Hallmark and Keagan of Concord have announced the birth of a daughter and sister at White River Medical Center on March 26, 2010. The baby weighed 7 pounds, 5 ounces and has been named Kassidy Paige Hallmark.
Grandparents of the child are Danny and Charlene Anderson and Randal and Jeannine Betts.
Great-grandparents are Lex and Juanita Ginn, Vivian Fecker, Louise Turner and Wayne and Carolyn Betts.
Michael and Lou Ann Diana and Brayden of Mountain View have announced the birth of a son and brother at White River Medical Center on March 25, 2010. The baby weighed 6 pounds, 2.9 ounces and has been named Brentley Charles Wyatt Diana.
Grandparents of the child are Jack and Glenda Engle and Charlie and Dee Diana.
Great-grandparents are Thelma Gillihan, James and Peggy Knight and Louis Williams.
Anthony Lyons and Megan Hipp of Batesville have announced the birth of a daughter at White River Medical Center on March 23, 2010. The baby weighed 7 pounds, 5 ounces and has been named Aaliyah Grace Lyons.
Grandparents of the child are Vickie Mynatt, Steve Hipp and Patricia Lyons.
John Marks and Angela Burns and Erica of Batesville have announced the birth of a son and brother at White River Medical Center on March 15, 2010. The baby weighed 7 pounds, 9 ounces and has been named Christian Michael Marks.
Grandparents of the child are Billy Burns, Rick and Carla Rutherford, Darrell Marks and Cletis and Brenda Whited.
Great-grandparents are Carl and Ruby Burns, Carl Winters of Washington, Charles and Clara Travis, John and Wilma Marks and Jess Morrow.
JONESBORO — A bicycle ride to raise awareness of a national bikeway that includes the length of Crowley’s Ridge will make its stop in Jonesboro on April 15.
Batesville Church of the Nazarene will welcome the Rev. Tim Brown with a service of installation at 10:30 a.m. Sunday with Dr. Randy Berkner, district superintendent of the North Arkansas District. Brown will be preaching.
Over the past 22 years, Brown has pastored four churches in west Texas, North Carolina, St. Louis and most recently, Bradford, Pa., where he was for 10 years. He spent six years as an itinerant evangelist in the Church of the Nazarene, and has preached close to 200 revivals, camps and retreats in 38 states.
The Big Brothers Big Sisters of North Central Arkansas will host a Bowl for Kids’ Sake fundraiser April 17 at the Hollywood Bowl in Batesville.
Everyone is encouraged to bowl, donate or both, said Scarlett Barnes, event co-chairwoman. “Form a team with your co-workers, friends or family and by participating, you can help make a positive lasting impact on children, schools and neighborhoods right here in our community.”
CAVE CITY — Cave City council member Jerry McCall was appointed mayor on Monday to replace Carl Walter Johnson, who is retiring.
Johnson said McCall has served the city for more than two decades.
“I think this will be my 26th year on the council,” McCall said this morning, adding that his appointment will be to serve the remainder of Johnson’s term, which expires at the end of the year.
“I told them I would take it for this eight months,” McCall said. “The reason I got appointed is I am the senior member on the council and I’m retired.”
Editor’s note: William E. “Bill” Wolford was just a small child when the tornado hit Guion. The following is an excerpt about the life and times of Wolford and was written by his daughter.
William E. Wolford’s careers have been as varied as his interests. He has been in the army transport, laid linoleum, made monuments and opened several marble quarries. He has been an ice manufacturer, land developer and builder. He has also invented and patented several products.
Old Independence Regional Museum in Batesville received the Arkansas Museums Association’s 2009 Exhibit of the Year–Produced In-house Award for the museum’s “Living Off the Land … Season by Season” exhibit.
The award was presented during last week’s AMA annual conference hosted by Arkansas State University in Jonesboro.
During the conference, a full-slate of informative sessions were attended by members of the AMA who represented most of the state’s museums, both large and small, with the theme of “Back to Basics.”
Batesville High School is scheduled to host the District 2 Arkansas Officials Association spring business meeting on April 5, according to a news release from the Arkansas Activities Association.
The meeting will be in the BHS cafeteria at 6:30 p.m. It is mandatory for all sports officials in District 2.