WALNUT RIDGE — Kenzi Gillihan of Melbourne has been awarded an Ozarka Summit scholarship to attend Williams Baptist College in Walnut Ridge.
The scholarship is awarded to qualifying graduates of Ozarka College through an agreement between Ozarka and Williams.
Gillihan is a graduate of Melbourne High School. She is the daughter of Ronnie and Kim Gillihan of Melbourne.
PARAGOULD — The Batesville Junior Pioneer defense played its bend-but-don’t-break role again here Thursday, and did something extra during a 31-0, 5A-East District football victory over the Greene County Tech Junior Eagles.
With their first possession of the night, the Junior Eagles drove 49 yards and had a first down at the Batesville 9. That’s when Kenton Crawford intercepted quarterback Trace Williams’ pass at the 5, dashed through a narrow corridor of Tech players and turned up the Batesville sideline and ran for a touchdown.
The Batesville High School Class of 1951 will hold its 60th-year class reunion with a 9 a.m. breakfast Saturday at Wyatt’s Cafeteria and a 6:30 p.m. meal at Josie’s, said organizer Neil Wilkins.
“We’re just going to visit,” he said, adding that the class originally had 76 members “but we’ve lost over 40 percent of them.”
For more information call Wilkins at (870) 793-8066.
Alex and Lisa Maya, MaKayla, Malakai, Kayden, Kara, Kalop and Christain of Batesville have announced the birth of a daughter and sister at White River Medical Center on Oct. 20, 2011. The baby weighed 8 pounds and has been named Ana Elizabeth Maya.
Grandparents of the child are Donna Carlile, Leo and Sallie Medina and Warren and Denise VanWinkle.
Great-grandparents are Glen and Sherron Mitchell, Lorine VanWinkle and Barbara Hutson.
Brittney and Royce Porter IV and Sydney of Newark have announced the birth of a daughter and sister at White River Medical Center on Oct. 21, 2011. The baby weighed 6 pounds, 4.1 ounces and has been named Sophie Jewel Porter.
Grandparents of the child are Roger and Tammy Birkhead, Laura and Royce Porter III, Nissa Petters and Joe Self.
Great-grandparents are Eddie Hall, Bobby and Claudette Calaway and Bobbie Joe Frankie.
Matthew and Carolyn Bentley have announced the birth of a daughter at Cookeville Medical Center in Cookeville, Tenn., on Oct. 14, 2011. The baby weighed 7 pounds, 2 ounces and has been named Cheyenne Niska-Lynn Bentley.
Grandparents of the child are Jeff and Darlene Fowler of Batesville and Patricia Riffe of Portsmouth, Ohio.
Great-grandparents are Glen and Iola Rutledge of Batesville, Mary Fowler of Mishawaka, Ind., and David and Carol Fowler of Cookeville.
Great-great-grandparent is Rae Staggs of Batesville.
Chris Colter and Samantha Hoover, Caden and Jacob of Cave City have announced the birth of a daughter and sister at White River Medical Center on Oct. 21, 2011. The baby weighed 7 pounds, 3 ounces and has been named Carly Jewel Colter.
Grandparents of the child are Jerry and Grace Skaggs, Shane and Marie Williams and Terry Colter.
Great-grandparents are Linda Sue Timbs and Houston and Susan Timbs.
Nick and Megan Hood and Katelyn of Newark have announced the birth of a daughter and sister at White River Medical Center on Oct. 25, 2011. The baby weighed 10 pounds, 4.5 ounces and has been named Chloe Ann Marie Hood.
Grandparents of the child are Richard and Connie Cummins and Anita Steen.
Great-grandparents are Richard and June Cummins, Denver Forbis and Virginia Steen.
Have you ever lost your favorite duck call during a hunt? It was there one minute and gone the next. Maybe you needed a new lanyard, or never owned one to begin with.
The Forrest L. Wood Crowley’s Ridge Nature Center in Jonesboro will host a program on creating duck call lanyards at 2 p.m. Saturday.
All materials will be provided and attendees will get to take the lanyards home.
Some of the more common waterfowl that migrate through Arkansas will also be discussed.
For more information call (870) 933-6787 or visit www.crowleysridge.org.