HIGHLAND — John F. Adams Jr., 89, of Highland died Tuesday, July 12, 2011.
Born April 8, 1922, in Independence, Mo., he was the son of John and Cecile Chasey Adams. He served as an O4 major in the U.S. Air Force from 1941 to 1966 and was a veteran of the Korean War. He retired from Farm Bureau in 1989.
Survivors include his wife, Joyce Adams; a son, John F. Adams III; a daughter, Denise Gibbons of Ash Flat; four brothers, Curtis Adams, Paul Adams, Roy Adams and Ernest Adams; two sisters, Evelyn Martin and Birdie Rikard; four grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.
REDWOOD CITY, Calif. — John D. Kenly Wade Sr., 78, died Saturday, July 9, 2011, in a Redwood City, Calif., hospital.
Born May 2, 1933, in Rossi, he was the son of Crockett and Tommy Wade. He graduated from Batesville High School in 1951. He served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War. He was a life member of American Legion Post 474 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4103.
LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The average weekly wage of residents in Arkansas’ 75 counties increased, but remained below the national average during the latter part of 2010, data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics shows.
The average weekly wage in Arkansas was $738 in the final three months of last year, up 1.8 percent from the fourth quarter of 2009.
Arkansas’ average is 47th in the nation, which had an average of $971 for that period, the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reported.
Hailey Hastings and Emily Gardener won the Outstanding Camper Awards at the Lyon College Junior and Senior Girls Basketball Camp this week.
Hastings won in the senior high division. Other top awards in the senior division were for defense and hustle, which were won by Michele Dobbins and Ariel Wann, respectively.
Baylea Altom (defense) and Chris Camp (hustle) joined Gardener among the top junior award winners.
SULPHUR ROCK — Darrel and Donna Crabtree will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a drop-in reception from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday at City Hall in Sulphur Rock.
Donna Smart and Darrel Crabtree were married July 18, 1961, at the Pentecostal Church in Sulphur Rock.
Mr. Crabtree attended Cave City School. He served in the U.S. Air Force for four years. He is retired from White-Rodgers and is employed by the City of Sulphur Rock.
Mrs. Crabtree is a graduate of Sulphur Rock High School. She is employed by Walmart.
Nicholas Wood and Heather Rohrscheib and Emma of Batesville have announced the birth of a son and brother at White River Medical Center on June 15, 2011. The baby weighed 7 pounds, 2 ounces and has been named Hunter Allan Wood.
Grandparents of the child are Trish Rorie, Larry Rorie, Kim Wood and Allan Wood.
Jason and Amanda Wilson of Pine Bluff have announced the birth of a son at White River Medical Center on July 9, 2011. The baby weighed 8 pounds, 4.7 ounces and has been named Ehren Thomas Wilson.
Grandparents of the child are Ronnie and Donna Gammill and James and Kathryn Wilson.
Great-grandparents are the Rev. Joe and Betty Sifford, Thomas and Mary Jo Wilson and Harold and Dean Staton.
Fusion Dance Academy will present “Footloose The Musical” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday at the Batesville Musical Theatre. A Saturday matinee will begin at 2 p.m.
Tickets at the door are $8 for adults, $5 for students with children 10 and under admitted free. For more information call Fusion Dance Academy at (870) 698-1200.
JACKSONPORT — Jacksonport State Park will offer a Summer Science Day Camp for children ages 6-12.
The camp is from 9 a.m. to noon July 20, 21 and 22 at the park pavilion.
Participants will explore the outdoors through games, activities and crafts. They will discover the magic of nature with activities such as predator/prey games and a fishing clinic. Children will design their own camp T-shirts.
The fee for the camp is $15 per child, which includes the camp T-shirt. The fees are used to help pay the cost of materials used in the activities.
CALICO ROCK — Calico Rock residents and visitors will commemorate the day in 1861 when Arkansas joined the Confederate States of America with a “Reliving Calico Rock History” event from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday on Main Street (Highway 5 at the White River Bridge).
At 11, a roasted pig will be carved. Pork or chicken platters with coleslaw and beans and sandwiches will be served all day. Proceeds will benefit the museum.
The Family Connections Ministry of Batesville First Assembly of God is offering a class for all men 18 years and older titled “Every Man’s Battle.”
The class will begin at 6 p.m. Sunday in the Family Connections Room of the church.
In addition, the ministry will offer a class for all wives titled “Helping Your Man Win Every Man’s Battle.” This one-time class will be offered at 6 p.m. July 21. Supper will be served.
Both classes are free to the public. Pre-register for either class by calling (870) 793-5489.