Lena L. Barnett, 60, of Batesville died Tuesday, May 25, 2010, in a Searcy hospital.
Born April 18, 1950, in Batesville, she was the daughter of Odell and Lena Farris Justice.
Survivors include her husband of 42 years, Gerald Barnett; a son, Randal Barnett of Batesville; a daughter, Neoma King of Cave City; a brother, Delbert Justice of Batesville; a sister, Peggy Dodd of Batesville; seven grandchildren, Brandon Webster, Dalton King, Austin King, Alexander Barnett, LaToshia Webster, Sabrina Barnett and Ashley King; and several nephews and nieces.
Earline Tripp of Chapter BQ in Batesville has begun her year as Secretary of the 150 Arkansas chapters of P.E.O. Sisterhood. Since its founding 140 years ago, the organization’s sole mission has been to promote educational opportunities for women. P.E.O. stands for Philanthropic Educational Organization.
SIDNEY — The Tiptons will perform at the Sidney Baptist Church at 6 p.m. on Sunday.
The Tiptons, who sing Southern gospel, includes Virginia Tipton, originally of Southside now of Sulphur Rock, Daniel Tipton of Evening Shade and Lesa Tipton of Southside. The trio recently released a 10-track CD titled “Oh Bless His Name.”
The event is free and open to everyone.
Jubilee Family Church in Batesville will host a free drive-in movie at 9 p.m. Friday.
“The Kid” starring Bruce Willis will be projected in high definition onto the church’s 25-foot outdoor screen. Viewers may tune in 88.1FM for the audio. If it rains, the movie will be shown inside.
Concessions such as popcorn, candy and soft drinks will be for sale from the Jubilee Family Church Children’s Ministries, or viewers may bring their own snacks.
SULPHUR ROCK — The Treadway Family Reunion will begin at 1 p.m. Sunday in the Sulphur Rock City Hall, according to a news release.
Joseph and Susan Britt Treadway with Susan’s parents John W. and Ester D. Britt moved to the Gainesboro community in Independence County in the mid-1860s,” the release states. “The log house they built still stands about five miles north of Sulphur Rock.”
Joseph and Susan Treadway are buried in Mac’s Chapel Cemetery east of Sulphur Rock, where many of their children and grandchildren are also buried.
VIOLET HILL — Fairview Missionary Baptist Church in Violet Hill held a groundbreaking ceremony Sunday.
The church was organized May 4, 1878.
The building was destroyed by a tornado in 1950, and the current sanctuary was rebuilt in 1953. Two wings have been added since then, one serving as classrooms and the other as the current fellowship hall.
Randy Bailey became pastor of the church in February 2009. Over the last year, attendance has grown from about 35 to 120, with several professions of faith in Jesus Christ and 24 baptisms.
“Oh my gosh!” my wife said as she looked at my daughter during dinner a couple of nights ago. “Did the sitter say anything about her eye?” At this point I looked at my daughter and noticed that her left eye was beginning to swell.
Our daughter told us that she fell and banged her head on the slide at the sitter’s that afternoon. She said that the sitter didn’t notice. I felt terrible for my little girl. She tends to stumble a lot, not due to clumsiness, but to the hurried pace she keeps. She is always running full throttle.
Since my re-emergence in this region some time ago, I have noticed that some folks around here seem to be misguided when it comes to the making of that popular dish, chili. Many of these otherwise very good persons claim to have their own special chili recipes, mostly errant, of course. And while some versions of this sacred concoction are actually palatable, errant is still the key word description!
SEARCY — Harding University will host the 67th session of Arkansas Girls State Sunday through June 4. This will be the University’s 20th year to host the event, and nearly 900 girls from across the state are expected to attend.
Girls State is a program orchestrated by the American Legion Auxiliary Department of Arkansas to provide opportunities for outstanding high school juniors to participate in hands-on citizenship training.
Forged checks in the amount of $7,667.08 belonging to Aerotech machine Corporation have been credited to the actions of a Cave City woman employed by the company, according to an Independence County Circuit Court affidavit.
Ten counts of second degree forgery have been filed against 45-year-old Patricia Penn after she allegedly forged company checks made out to herself and an acquaintance, Sheriff’s Lt. Brenda Bittle said in the affidavit.
A Rosie man, 21-year-old Jessan A. Taylor, has been charged with one count of theft of property, 11 counts of attempted fraudulent use of a credit card, and four counts of credit card fraud, according to a court affidavit filed by Independence County Sheriff’s Lt. Brenda Bittle.
Bittle said that Ron Erwin reported his wallet, containing $300, a debit card, credit cards, a driver’s license and miscellaneous other papers, was stolen from his home in February.
Bond has been set at $20,000 for a 19-year-old Batesville man charged with burglarizing A & A Auto and Pawn at 3242 Harrison St. in Batesville earlier this month.
According to a court affidavit, filed by Independence County Sheriff’s Detective Bobby Moser, Sheriff’s Cpl. Ernie Gillihan took the burglary and theft report on May 16, noting that the garage door of the business was open and a nearby door had been kicked.
“There were several tools taken from the garage area which included two Century welders, a vehicle code scanner, and various hand tools,” Moser said.