Archie Dale James, 74, of Batesville died Monday, Oct. 24, 2011, in a Batesville hospital.
Born Jan. 31, 1937, in Cedar Grove, he was the son of A.H. “Kike” James and Marie Lathum James. He retired from ConAgra after 29-1/2 years of employment. He enjoyed playing checkers on the Internet with people all over the world, watching Andy Griffith and Hee Haw and working on cars. He was a member of the Church of Christ.
DRASCO — Norman T. “Pete” Stracener, 70, of Drasco, formerly of Pleasant Plains, died Sunday, Oct. 23, 2011, at his home.
Born Oct. 19, 1941, at Tyronza, he was the son of Charles and Pauline O’Dell Stracener. He was a retired U.S. Air Force veteran, having served in Vietnam.
ALMOND — Donald Howard Kerlin, 73, of Almond died Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2011, at his home.
Born April 6, 1938, in Almond, he was the son of Howard E. and Mary Alice Bell Kerlin. He was a retired truck driver and heavy equipment operator. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, doing carpentry work, playing dominoes and his dog. He was a U.S. Army veteran and a member of Concord First Baptist Church.
PARAGOULD — The Lyon College men’s soccer team trampled the Crowley’s Ridge College Pioneers 14-0 here Saturday afternoon as Bill Jeffries scored seven goals.
Raoul Noumbissi and Kyle Talley each added two goals. Scoring a goal each were A.C. Tortorich, Dylan Jones and Jacob Wisdom.
Farris Mekias recorded a team-high three assists. Jeffries, Zach Cummings and Tortorich each added two assists. Talley and Jacob Wisdom each assisted on one goal.
PANGBURN — The Midland Lady Mustangs improved to 4-0 with a 56-40 victory over the Pangburn Lady Tigers here Tuesday night.
Kerstie Bumpous led the winners with 22 points and five steals. Emma Sellers added 16 points and eight rebounds.
The Lady Mustangs are scheduled to face the Shirley Lady Blue Devils tonight at 7:30 in the semifinals of the Timbo Tiger Invitational Tounament.
The Junior Lady Tigers won 51-46 as Savanna Jacobs scored 21 points.
For the 0-2 Lady Mustangs, Paisley Pratt scored 14 points and Carly Fisher added 12.
Led by junior middle hitter Suzanne Fincham, the Lyon College Scots bounced back from a 1-game deficit to down the Union Lady Bulldogs 3-1 here Tuesday night in Becknell Gymnasium.
Fincham rang up 23 kills while committing just five errors on 50 swings, and added two aces and two blocks.
Bre Wright set a team-high 25 assists. Emily Sprick added 23. Leading the defense, Ariel Smith recorded 21 digs, and Danielle Reed contributed three blocks. Chelsea Hinton and Sam Comet added 10 digs apiece. Comet also chalked up 11 kills.
SILOAM SPRINGS — The Wynne Lady Yellowjackets knocked out the Batesville Lady Pioneers 3-0 in the first round of the Class 5A State Tournament for volleyball here Tuesday afternoon.
The game scores were 25-21, 25-16, 25-21.
The Lady Pioneers were led by junior Jayme Shell, who recorded 15 kills, 10 winning serves and nine digs. Senior Kassie Foreman added 12 kills, 10 winning serves and nine digs. Sophomore Morgan Huff chalked up 18 digs. Junior Lainey Rumans topped the assist column with 16.
The Lady Pioneers finished with a record of 17-8.
The Newport Greypups’ previous trip into the Guard-circulation area was successful. Thursday night, they will try to finish off a winning season with one last trip West.
The Greypups, 40-16 winners in Cave City back on Sept. 15, are scheduled to take on the Southside Junior Southerners on Southside’s Stewart Field at 7.
It could be a wet and wild time in Paragould Thursday night.
We’ll see what the weather does, but the Batesville Junior Pioneers can pretty much count on some wild happenings out of the Greene County Tech Junior Eagles’ offense.
“The main thing we’ve got to do on defense is be awake,” Batesville Coach Doug Walls said. “They use so many formations and do so many different things with their offense. We can’t get tricked or surprised. We’ve worked on all of them that we’ve seen, but with young kids you just never know how they’re going to react.”
Businesses on Batesville’s Main Street will be participating in the annual Fun and Safe Halloween event next Monday night, according to Paula Grimes with Main Street Batesville.
Starting at 5 p.m., businesses along Main Street, including First Baptist Church which will offer children’s games and free hot dogs, and down to State Street will be offering local children “free candy until it runs out,” Grime said recently.
Other major participating businesses, that aren’t located on Main Street, will also be set up in various locations with treats for children too, she said.
MELBOURNE — Ozarka College will present International Days at each campus in Melbourne, Ash Flat, Mountain View and Mammoth Spring starting Nov. 1. These events are free and open to the public.
This year’s International experience will focus on Japan, and Mieko Uchida Peek, a Japanese Language and Literature professor at Lyon College, will present “Japanese Manners.” The presentation will focus on cultural differences, including how to eat and how to greet people, as well as differences in the school system in Japan versus the United States.