JONESBORO — The Arkansas State University Theatre will present “The Absolutely Awesome Giant” and “Pippi Long-stocking” as part of its 2010 summer children’s theatre season.
The 15th season of the children’s theatre will open with “The Absolutely Awesome Giant” by Bruce Shearer and sponsored by the ASU Theatre Guild.
“Is he a giant, or isn’t he? Travel down the road with the Awesome Giant to meet singing snails, a boxing beetle and maybe even a monster or two,” a news release states.
DESHA — Caroline F. Harris, 91, of Desha died Sunday, May 23, 2010, in a Batesville hospital.
Born Feb. 3, 1919, in Datto, she was the daughter of Patrick and Mabel Bradley Fitzgibbon. She was a homemaker, a care giver and a retired hair dresser. She was of the Baptist faith.
Tommy Neal Page, 59, of Batesville died Sunday, May 23, 2010, in a Batesville hospital.
Born March 16, 1951, in Batesville, he was the son of Buster and Marie Anderson Page. He was a self-employed small engine repairman and enjoyed fishing and four-wheeling. He was of the Baptist faith.
Survivors include his wife of 39 years, Gail Lane Page; three brothers, Bill Page and Jerry Page, both of Little Rock, and Sam Page of Batesville; many uncles and aunts; and many nephews, nieces and cousins.
Kathryn Watson, 71, of Batesville, formerly of Tuckerman, died Saturday, May 22, 2010.
Born June 10, 1938, at Newport, she was the daughter of Richard and Hattie Mae Starkey Barnes. She was a retired licensed practical nurse, having worked at Newport Hospital. She was a member of the Church of Christ and enjoyed gardening, sewing and crafts.
Jeannie Holt Wiles, 80, of Batesville, formerly of Newport, died Saturday, May 22, 2010, at her home.
Born May 19, 1930, at Newport, she was the daughter of Harvey W. and Alma Bessie Summers Lucas. She was a homemaker.
Survivors include a son, Jim Holt of Batesville; two daughters, Mary Jo Tracer of Batesville and Connie Holt of San Francisco; a brother, Cecil Wayne Lucas of South Bend, Ind.; two sisters, Lula Mae Lawson of Newport and Lucy Marietta “Dustye” Rees of Bakersfield, Calif.; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and several nephews and nieces.
The Batesville Daily Guard will again publish its Progress edition this summer.
The edition is published every five years and offers updates made in the community, business and agriculture, public service and industry sectors — how they’ve grown, what’s new, what’s been updated, etc.
To find out more information on how to list your business, industry, club or organization, call the Guard at (870) 793-2383 to have a form faxed to you, or pick up a form at our office at 258 W. Main St.
CUSHMAN — The annual Pleasant Valley Cemetery Memorial Day service will be held Sunday.
The cemetery is near Cushman.
The service and singing will begin at 1 p.m. with a business meeting after the service.
Glen Blevins, Steve and Shari Gunther, Cathy Carter and Pat Bray will lead the service and provide the music.
Cemetery books will be available.
The Townsends of Arkansas Relay For Life team will hold a yard sale at the plant parking lot from 7 a.m. to noon June 5.
Spaces can be rented for $10 or items can be donated and dropped off at the plant until the day of the sale.
The plant is located at 625 Allen St. in Batesville. For more information call (870) 793-7511.
CHARLOTTE — Homecoming services will be celebrated Sunday at New Prospect Missionary Baptist Church.
Sunday school will be at 10 a.m. Jim Platt, pastor, will speak at 11. A potluck will be served at noon. Special singing will follow the meal.
The church is located four miles north of Charlotte at 1105 Shamrock Lane.
The event is open to all friends and former members.
MELBOURNE — A Memorial Day ceremony will be held at 11 a.m. May 31 at the Izard County Veterans Park, located on Haley Street next to Ozarka College in Melbourne.
The main speaker will be Son Lamb. Master of ceremonies will be Tate Lawrence.
There will be prayers, patriotic songs and wreath laying.
Taps and color guard will be provided by Company B Army National Guard of Batesville.
The event is open to the public.