Adam and Jessica Boozer and Olivia of Batesville have announced the birth of a son and brother at White River Medical Center on Nov. 14, 2011. The baby weighed 8 pounds, 5 ounces and has been named Garrett Dewayne Boozer.
Grandparents of the child are Tim and Judy Boozer and Jim and Sandra McCall.
Great-grandparents are Charlie and Betty Agee, Pascal and Donna Spurlock and Sally Boozer.
Schyler Curtis of Batesville has announced the birth of a daughter at White River Medical Center on Nov. 14, 2011. The baby weighed 6 pounds, 14.8 ounces and has been named TayLynn ShayLee Curtis.
Grandmother of the child is Wendy Waugh.
Great-grandparents are Louise Curtis and the late Steve Curtis.
Joda Younger and Cortney Askins of Mountain View have announced the birth of a daughter at White River Medical Center on Nov. 15, 2011. The baby weighed 6 pounds, 8 ounces and has been named Ashlynne Reece Younger.
Grandparents of the child are Lisa Carnahan, Todd Carnahan, Trish Younger and Kenneth Younger.
Great-grandparents are Louis Linville, Norm Temple, Charles and Karen Carnahan and Kathy Nichols.
Jacky Johnson of Newport was one of 13 winners in the Electric Cooperatives of Arkansas and Arkansas Living magazine photograph contest for electric cooperative members. The winners’ photographs will be featured in the 2012 Arkansas Living calendar.
More than 1,100 entries were submitted. Each winner will receive a $100 Visa gift card.
The Independence County Public Library will be closed Thursday through Sunday in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday.
The library will re-open at 9 a.m. Nov. 28.
Regular hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and 1:30 to 5 p.m. Sunday.
Ruddell Hill Fire Department will host its Third Annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner from 3 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the fire station.
The dinner is free to the public.
Dine in or carry-out meals will be available.
For more information call (870) 307-1933.
FAIRFIELD BAY — Little Red River Audubon Society will present a program titled Oregon Resource Development and Birds by Robin L. Hartmann at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Indian Hills Country Club in Fairfield Bay.
Hartmann operates her own environmental consulting firm out of her home in Roseburg, Ore. She is involved in the environmental issues of Oregon, is an officer of the Oregon Shores Conservation Coalition and serves on the Governor’s Council for Oregon Shores. She is the daughter of club members Bob and Joyce Hartmann.
A Dutch-treat dinner will be at 5:30.
The University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville will continue registering new students for the upcoming spring semester through Jan. 13.
UACCB offices will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday on Nov. 24 and 25 and during the Christmas and New Year holiday, Dec. 22-Jan. 2.
All new students will need to submit an application for admission using the online or printed application found at www.uaccb.edu. Once admitted, students may schedule an appointment with an academic adviser and register during the open registration process at their convenience.
No surprise the Batesville Pioneers are in the Class 5A State Playoff high school football semifinals.
A little surprised at how the Pioneers’ ninth straight win went down.
Those were two observations by Batesville Coach Dave King after the Pioneers defeated the Greenbrier Panthers 16-6 in a quarterfinal playoff game Friday night in Pioneer Stadium.
Talk is cheap, and that’s one explanation for why a new type of innocuous, chatty, talk programming is spreading quickly on mainstream television.
The more significant reason, however, is that the format is an extension of what is happening in new digital media — a process that could be called thought dependence, or chatter box syndrome.
It’s hard to believe it’s Thanksgiving already.
Although I have yet to have a house or family (kids) of my own, I have enjoyed playing “head chef” at Thanksgiving for three years at the Stroud house and when the time comes for me to have that house of my own, husband and kids (maybe) I think I’ll be ready for such a big occasion after years of practice.
I love to cook, which is evident by my fascination with cookbooks that rarely get the use they deserve since I look up more recipes on the Internet than in book form.
LITTLE ROCK — The state Board of Education denied applications from organizations seeking to open charter schools for at-risk youths in Texarkana, West Memphis and Jonesboro. The board also denied a request to open a bilingual charter school in Little Rock for Spanish speaking students learning English as a second language.
The board postponed making a final decision on a fifth application, for a regional charter based in Marianna that would offer alternative education for students who have been expelled or have dropped out.