MOUNT PLEASANT — Johnnie Clay Bramblett, 67, of Mount Pleasant died Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2010, at his home.
Born March 13, 1943, in Mount Pleasant, he was the son of Troy H. and Oda Walker Bramblett. He was united in marriage to Rose Phillips on Oct. 8, 1971. He was employed as a carpenter by Midwest Drywall, retiring after many years of employment. He was of the Church of Christ faith.
Survivors include his wife of 39 years; a brother, Walter Bramblett of Hayesville, Kan.; several nephews and nieces.
HAMBURG — Mary Emma Kelley Caine, 75, of Hamburg died Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2010.
She was a native and lifelong resident of Ashley County. She was a resident of Crossett for 18 years and moved back to Hamburg in 1974. She was a retired certified nursing assistant and a member of Promise Land Missionary Baptist Church. She enjoyed flowers and hummingbirds.
DESHA — Milligan’s Gifts and Party Decor at Desha has a new location, just across the road at 450 Heber Springs Road.
“We’ve remodeled the building and undergone a major expansion of our party decorations and gifts,” said Glenda Milligan, who operates the store she owns with her husband Larry.
The store is featuring an extensive line of Halloween items, from party favors to masks and special effects gimmicks.
A routine interlocal law enforcement meeting at the Independence County Sheriff’s Office took an unexpected turn Monday afternoon when Sheriff Alan Cockrill announced that a suspect is in jail for making and placing a bomb on the Dota Creek Bridge off Galloway Road near Newark Oct. 16.
Cockrill told Newark Mayor Randy Hendrix and Newark Aldermen Bill Austin and Larry Nelson that a suspect is in jail and has confessed to the placement of the homemade bomb that was found by a motorist who called police.
On Saturday, historic downtown Batesville will be host to all the little ghosts and goblins for the 23rd annual Fun & Safe Halloween.
Trick-or-treating will be from 5 to 7 p.m.
Main Street Batesville, downtown merchants and area businesses have once again joined efforts to create a fun and safe environment for trick-or-treaters, Main Street Batesville executive director Paula Grimes said.
Liberals and their Democratic Party allies are frightened out of their halfwits by the re-emergence of the dreaded tea party, which began in Boston Harbor in December 1773, when colonists dressed as Indians dumped shiploads of tea into the water, helping to set off what eventually became the American Revolution.
Do you support a pathway to citizenship for illegal immigrants?
That was the question put to Delaware U.S. Senate candidates Christine O’Donnell and Chris Coons during their debate at the University of Delaware.
Here’s a better question: why are Americans even considering the idea? I’m sure many feel the way President Obama feels. Our chief executive said earlier this year that it was impossible to deport 12 million illegal immigrants. I would respond that we’d be surprised what we can do once we put our minds to it.
TIMBO — Midland’s senior high basketball teams were defeated Wednesday night in the semifinals of the Timbo Invitational.
Lead Hill rallied from a 15-point, second-half deficit to drop the Lady Mustangs 66-62.
“We were up 15 in the second half and blew it,” Midland Coach Brandon Gates said.
The Lady Mustangs are 2-3 and all three of their losses have been close.
“It seems like the other teams are playing with more fire than we are,” Gates said. “I am not a guy who makes excuses, but we have played every night this week and I saw some tired legs out there.”
Greene County Tech at Batesville
KICKOFF • TONIGHT 7
Batesville Coach Doug Walls has been the Junior Pioneers’ head coach for 29 years and has enjoyed a lot of success. A win tonight would give him just his fourth undefeated season and his second straight outright championship. Batesville clinched a share of the title last week and is one game ahead of Forrest City in the standings. Forrest City has Wynne tonight and Blytheville next week. Batesville running back Joey Rodriguez should reach 1,000 yards tonight. He needs 58.
NEWPORT — Bill Smith of Batesville won the foot brake competition Sunday at Speedy’s Newport Raceway.
Daniel White and Ross Williams finished second and third, respectively.
Gary Spicer won the street division with Glen Nugent and Steven Simpson in tow.
The top spot in super pro went to Tye Combs with Roger Moon Jr. second and Robin Koenig third.
Joey Bogard won the outlaw street bike division.
CAVE CITY — The Southside Southerners and Cave City Cavemen are scheduled to meet Friday night in a game that has been circled on each team’s calendar for a long time.
What wasn’t anticipated was that the week nine Highway 167 Showdown would be between two winless teams. Cave City, one year removed from a 9-2 record and its first district championship, is 0-8 this season. To its credit, the Cavemen lost a lot of talent at graduation and moved up one classification to 4A.
Old Independence Regional Museum is now selling tickets for a pork tenderloin dinner fundraiser.
The museum has partnered with Natalie’s restaurant to provide a take-home meal featuring a roast pork loin. Customers may choose between a variety of side items, as well as adding rolls and brownies for dessert. Museum board members and staff will take orders until Nov. 11. The meals will be available for pickup from 4-6 p.m. Nov. 18 at the museum.