MELBOURNE — William Lewis Wright, 84, of Melbourne died Saturday, Aug. 27, 2011, at his home.
Born April 14, 1927, in Kentucky, he was the son of Edward and Jessabel Wright. He was united in marriage to Ella Williams on Nov. 18, 1963. He worked in the coal mines of Kentucky, for the railroad and in construction. He was of the Baptist faith.
Lyon College Coach Ray Green announced Monday afternoon that no admission will be charged for tonight’s home volleyball match with Harding.
The first serve in Becknell Gym is set for 7.
The match was originally listed as an exhibition and admission would have been charged, but the NCAA does not allow that, so it will be recorded as a scrimmage.
WYNNE — Led by Paul Smith’s 1-under-par 69, the Wynne Yellowjackets rolled to a 32-stroke victory over the Batesville Pioneers in a high school dual match at the Wynne Country Club on Monday.
Dylan Thomas added a 74, Carson Stewart an 83 and Charlie Roberts an 85 for Wynne’s team score of 311.
Thomas Walton shot a 78 to lead the Pioneers. Hayden Cockrill’s 85, Sumner Barnes’ 87 and Hunter Freiert’s 93 brought Batesville’s team total to 343.
Tickets for Friday night’s season-opening Batesville-Newport football game in Pioneer Stadium can be purchased in advance at the Batesville High School office, 7:30 a.m. until 4 p.m., according to Dave King, head football coach and athletic director.
Single ticket prices are $4 (students) and $5 (adults).
The seventh- and eighth-grade Batesville Junior Pioneer football teams lost Monday to the Wynne Yellowjackets at Pioneer Stadium.
Eighth-grade gunning back Will Freiert scored Batesville’s only touchdown on a 35-yard run in a 24-8 loss to the Yellowjackets. After the score, quarterback Sam Stalker carried the ball into the end zone for the 2-point conversion.
Seventh-grade quarterback Zach Griffen connected with Tanner Vinson for a 20-yard score, and Kylan Robinson rushed for a 70-yard touchdown in a 24-12 loss to the visitors.
BROCKWELL — The Izard County Lady Cougars swept the Cave City Cavemen in nonconference high school volleyball action here Monday.
The Lady Cougars won 25-18, 25-21, 25-17.
“We played solid team volleyball,” IC Coach Tony Booth said. “I was very pleased with the effort and these young ladies continue to improve. Every time we needed someone to make a play, a different person would step up.”
Taylor Booth recorded 10 kills, nine aces and one block for the winners. Denver Reiley added 10 assists and two blocks. Amanda Hutchins contributed four kills and four aces.
The Tuckerman Bulldogs shot 131 to beat teams from Cedar Ridge and Hillcrest in a 3-way golf match at the Batesville Municipal Golf Course Monday.
The Cedar Ridge Timberwolves finished seven strokes behind with a 138. The Hillcrest Screamin’ Eagles turned in a 157 for nine holes.
Bulldogs Drake Hopkins (41), Alex Bradley (42) and Tyler Chatman (48) provided the scoring for Tuckerman.
The Batesville Junior Lady Pioneers played an unexpected volleyball match and collected a win Monday in Pioneer Gym.
Originally, they were to host only the Harding Academy seventh- and eighth-grade squads.
“Harding Academy called yesterday and asked if we could play the ninth-graders, too, so we threw that one together quickly,” Batesville Coach Lisa McCord said this morning.
They won pretty quickly, too. The 25-9, 25-6 decision improved their record to 2-1 and capped a sweep. Batesville’s eighth-graders won 25-13, 25-7 and the seventh-graders won 25-23, 25-7.
LITTLE ROCK (AP) — An Arkansas Department of Correction deputy director was suspended without pay for three days after taking relatives in a state vehicle to a conference in Florida without permission.
Deputy director for administrative services Sheila Sharp was suspended last Wednesday through Friday. Department spokeswoman Dina Tyler said that Sharp took her daughter, son-in-law and two grandchildren on the trip without first getting permission from DOC Director Ray Hobbs.
SEARCY (AP) — Yarnell’s Ice Cream Co. filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy on Friday, but the development doesn’t necessarily signal the end of the last Searcy ice cream producer in Arkansas.
Yarnell’s could be revived if an investor can propose a deal to bring the operation back to life, though that would need the approval of a bankruptcy judge. The filing shows Yarnell’s has assets of $8 million and liabilities of $15.7 million.
FORT SMITH (AP) — Two brothers accused in the murder of a woman in east Oklahoma have pleaded guilty to Arkansas charges that they attacked police officers who arrested them.
Jonathan and Elvis Thacker had separate court appearances Monday in which they entered their pleas.
Elvis Thacker pleaded guilty to attempted capital murder of a police officer and kidnapping. He was sentenced to 30 years in prison.
Jonathan Thacker pleaded guilty to attempted first-degree murder and kidnapping. He was sentenced to 25 years in prison, with 15 years suspended.
ASHDOWN (AP) — Ashdown’s Kaufman Seeds has been a fixture in the city’s downtown for 68 years, but the owner of the business wants time to stop and smell the roses.
John Hearn has run the company for more than 20 years but says Wednesday will be the final day of operation. Hearn says he has survived brain cancer and wants time with his grown children and his grandchildren.
Hearn bought the business from Henry Kaufman, a German who fled Europe as Jews were being persecuted during World War II. Hearn spent years under Kaufman as an apprentice and bought the company in 1990.