Jeff and Courtney Coggins and Parker of Marion have announced the birth of a son and brother at Crittenden Regional in Marion on June 24, 2011. The baby weighed 7 pounds, 7 ounces and has been named Jayden Elijah Coggins.
Grandparents of the child are Jack and Sandy Coggins, James and Teresa Clayton and Lisa Clayton, all of Batesville.
Great-grandparents are Lucille Colston of Batesville, Erin Coggins of Trumann, Pete and Wanda Holowell of Melbourne and Faye Whitaker of Batesville.
Kenneth and Victoria Dienst and Kadyn of Hardy have announced the birth of a son and brother at White River Medical Center on July 2, 2011. The baby weighed 6 pounds, 9.7 ounces and has been named Dayne Morgan Dienst.
Grandparents of the child are Randy and Debbie Dennis, Chad and Karen Stark and Kim Dienst.
Great-grandparents are Norma Curtis, Bob and Marquetta Moulton and Dick and Marvette Shelefontiuk.
Jeremiah and Latasha Goodman and Codie of Batesville have announced the birth of a daughter and sister at White River Medical Center on July 2, 2011. The baby weighed 5 pounds, 12.5 ounces and has been named Cylie Cheyenne Goodman.
Grandparents of the child are Rickie and Pat Moser and David and Amber Goodman.
Great-grandparents are Ancil and Bonnie Candler and Jane Huddleston.
Shane and Tiffany Reed, Chandler, Hayden and Camryn of Swifton have announced the birth of a son and brother at White River Medical Center on July 2, 2011. The baby weighed 6 pounds, 13.8 ounces and has been named Grayson Brett Reed.
Grandparents of the child are Rickey and Tracy Midgett and Clayton and Alice Roberts.
Mark Andrew Peel, 42, of Batesville died Saturday, July 9, 2011, in Batesville.
Born Aug. 14, 1968, in St. Louis, he was the son of James Allen Peel and Dorothy Lee Smith Peel. He was a forklift driver at Batesville Cold Storage.
He was a member of First Church United Pentecostal Church International, where he was a Sunday school teacher and usher. He enjoyed praise singing and the church.
FLORAL — Barry Neal Henderson, 55, of Floral died Saturday, July 9, 2011, in a Batesville hospital.
Born June 17, 1956, in Florence, Ariz., he was the son of Adrian G. and Jewel McCluskey Henderson. He was a welder and a heavy equipment mechanic.
Survivors include his parents; his wife, Laverne Henderson; two sons, Josh Henderson and Michael Henderson; a sister, Karen Babb; and two grandchildren, Addison Henderson and Cody Henderson.
BETHESDA — Wilson “Curly” Earnheart, 94, of Bethesda died Friday, July 8, 2011, in a Batesville hospital.
Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday in Campground Cemetery in Bethesda. Arrangements are by Roller-Crouch Funeral Home in Batesville.
Pallbearers will be Wilson Lee Earnheart, Larry Earnheart, Matt Robinson, Chris Pittman, Jerry Cobb, David Hidy, Will Love and Jim McSpadden.
MOUNTAIN HOME — Two people have now been charged with combined felony and misdemeanor counts of cruelty to animals after sheriff’s investigators procured warrants for their arrest following an investigation into the welfare of several horses.
On June 30, Sgt. Ken Grayham responded to a citizen complaint that several horses, dogs, and cats were being mistreated and deprived of food and water on Baxter CR 213 in southern Baxter County.
JONESBORO (AP) — Jonesboro authorities are investigating after a 5-month-old puppy had to be euthanized after being dragged behind a vehicle.
Police Chief Mike Yates says the pit bull terrier pup was chained to the back of a vehicle sometime Thursday and dragged until the pads of his feet ripped away. Authorities say the dog suffered a severely scraped belly and other injuries and that his toenails were missing.
Authorities euthanized the dog Friday morning because of the severity of the injuries.
The Independence County Quorum Court will meet at 6 tonight in the Jess B. Carpenter building in the juvenile courtroom.
Chelsea Willis will be recognized as a two-time gold medal winner for her recent wins at the 2011 Athens, Greece Special Olympics World Games.
Rocky Willmuth will give an update on the Independence County shooting range, and department heads will give their reports. Also on the agenda is attorney Steve Bell representing Jerry Townsley and White River Petroleum.
All meetings are open to the public.