Jay and Danae Scott and Mason have announced the birth of a daughter and sister on Sept. 20, 2011. The baby weighed 7 pounds, 5 ounces and has been named Kara Leeann Scott.
Grandparents of the child are Don Wherry of Charlotte and Sam and Mitzie Scott of Rogers.
Great-grandmother is Pauline Wherry of Charlotte.
Lane and Melissa Davis of Mount Pleasant have announced the birth of a daughter at White River Medical Center on Sept. 21, 2011. The baby weighed 8 pounds, .2 ounces and has been named Annabelle Elizabeth Davis.
Grandparents of the child are Boyd and Sarah Martin and Mike and Charlotte Davis.
Some of my fondest childhood memories include times when my father and I served meals to those in need at our town’s local Rescue Mission. Coming from humble beginnings as the daughter of a hard-working blue-collar worker, helping the homeless, sick, hungry, abused, and addicted taught me there would always be someone a little less fortunate than I out there who was in need of a helping hand.
If those walls could talk.
After all, they held lots of secrets, told many a lie, and were responsible for impromptu life changes.
But in addition to the reality of all that, we had the time of our lives when we gathered at the Carriage Room, which was the local watering hole.
So, when I heard Hillhigh Resort and Spa in Horseshoe Bend was purchased by an area businessman, I was happy. It just didn’t seem right to hand over our “skeletons” to just anyone.
After waging a relentless campaign of intense psychological warfare, I was somehow able to weasel my way aboard for my cousin Derek’s family vacation to Six Flags back in the early 70s.
I like to think it was my Eddie Haskell-like charm, but some believe I simply frazzled my uncle’s nerves until he could no longer make a sound judgment.
Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on April 16, 1992.
95 YEARS AGO
That Independence County will have to get along another year without a regular fair is the belief of those who have worked steadily for the association. During a meeting in Batesville some months ago the association was formed and capitalized at $10,000. Committeemen from each township were appointed to solicit stock for the association, but these men have failed to meet with success.
OSHKOSH, Wis. — An area pilot is being recognized by the Experimental Aircraft Association’s Young Eagles program.
Larry Snyder of Mountain View is among more than 45,000 pilots around the world who have donated their time and aircraft to the effort, having given more than 100 free demonstration airplane rides to children over the years, according to a news release.
CHARLOTTE — Three former Oak Bluff School students who died within the past year will be honored and remembered Saturday at the ninth annual Oak Bluff Alumni Meeting, said William Coe, one of the organizers.
Registration begins at 10 a.m. in the Oak Bluff School Community Center at 380 Oak Bluff Road near Charlotte.
A cakewalk will be held from 10:30-11:30, followed by a business- and picture-making session at 11:30.
A potluck dinner will be served at noon.
After lunch, participants will visit.
Everyone is invited to attend.
Two unbeaten football teams will visit Guard-circulation area schools for junior high games Thursday night, and one looks really familiar.
The Clinton Junior Yellow Jackets, who pushed their overall record to 4-0 and their 4A-2 District record to 2-0 with a 28-6 victory in Southside about this time last week, heads east again this week to take on the Cave City Junior Cavemen in another district contest.
Two undefeated football teams are set to square off Thursday night in Paragould when the Batesville Junior Pioneers take on the Junior Rams.
The Junior Rams possess victories over Manilia, Corning and MacArthur.
The Junior Pioneers, who opened their season with a tie against Newport, sport wins against Searcy, Mountain Home and Nettleton.
The play of Ram signal caller Dylan Hoggard concerns Batesville Junior High Head Coach Doug Walls because of the quarterback’s ability to gain yards on the ground.
MELBOURNE — Nora Ann Miller Hayden, 78, of Melbourne died Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2011, in a Batesville hospital.
The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Friday at First Baptist Church of Melbourne with Rick Burke and Doyne Robertson officiating. Burial will be in Melbourne Cemetery under the direction of Roller-Crouch Funeral Home of Melbourne.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday.
PEA RIDGE — James Oscar Bell, 85, of Pea Ridge, formerly of Batesville, died Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2011, in a Rogers hospital.
The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Sisco Funeral Home in Pea Ridge. Burial will be in Pea Ridge Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday.