The “Santa lady” will visit Batesville during this month’s 2nd Friday Downtown Wander and Wonder Walk, according to Paula Grimes, Main Street Batesville executive director.
The event will be Friday.
Ellen Hobgood will provide a painting demonstration at 6 p.m. at the Batesville Area Arts Council art gallery at 246 E. Main St. Refreshments will be served.
NEWPORT — The Newport Greyhounds made it 25 straight playoff appearances and the Southside Southerners are still looking for their first.
That was determined here Friday night when the Greyhounds defeated the Southerners 34-12 in a 4A-2 District and regular-season high school football finale.
Sparked by the passing of left-handed senior quarterback Michael Reynolds and the receiving of classmate Kordre Taylor, the ’Hounds broke away from the upstart Southerners and continued their state-record run of playoff appearances.
BEEBE — Thanks to a defense that did its part and then some, the Batesville Pioneers ran their unbeaten string against 5A-East District high school football foes to two seasons here Friday night with a 28-14 victory over the Beebe Badgers.
If you’ve forgotten, the Pioneer defense saved a struggling offense this time last year in a 17-13 win over the Badgers in Pioneer Stadium. That night, it was big stops that helped the Pioneers win the district title, complete a 7-0 district mark and a 10-0 regular season.
HARRISON — In their last shot at getting by the Batesville Lady Pioneers, the Siloam Springs Lady Panthers did it here Saturday in the Class 5A State Cross Country Meet on the North Arkansas College campus.
The Lady Panther cross country teams, like the rest of the Siloam Springs sports teams, will move up to Class 6A next fall. These Lady Panthers, and some others before them, have been chasing the Lady Pioneers while they were winning seven straight state championships.
FLIPPIN — Two of three circulation area teams playing in the Arvest-Modern Woodman Tournament won here Saturday.
The Melbourne Bearkatz defeated the Western Grove Warriors 48-28 and the Izard County Lady Cougars took down the Yellville-Summit Lady Panthers 53-28.
The Lady Bearkatz fell to the Lead Hill Lady Tigers. A score and details were unavailable at press time.
For the 1-0 Bearkatz, Kyler McLaughlin scored 13 points and Cecil Dowdle added 10. Melbourne is scheduled to take on Jasper this evening at 5:30.
Lyon College’s basketball teams swept Ecclesia in home openers at Becknell Gymnasium here Friday night.
The men’s team won 83-75 after trailing 38-29 at halftime.
The Scot women bolted to a big early lead, led 41-19 and continued to dominate in the second half en route to an 84-39 decision.
Lyon Coach Kevin Jenkins said the Scots rallied with a more concerted effort to get the ball inside and by picking up the tempo at both ends of the floor.
“We were getting good shots (from the outside) in the first half, but just not making them,” he said.
Boyd G. Hermansen, 87, of Batesville died Friday, Nov. 4, 2011, in a Batesville hospital.
Born Dec. 17, 1923, in Belvidere, Ill., he was the son of Luther and Lila Hale Hermansen. He was employed as a barber for more than 20 years and was in sales. He enjoyed fishing, singing and barbershop music. He sang in the Sound Investors Barbershop Quartet and was a member of Rockford Forest City Barbershop Chorus for many years.
The German people were said to be carefree and happy in the ’20s, enjoying the freedom of a republican form of government and a booming economy. The Golden Twenties, it was called. Then came the pain of the Great Depression, and with it, Hitler’s opportunity. What followed was the nightmare of Hitler’s National Socialist Movement, or Nazism. Here is a list of some of its characteristics and policies. Some may sound disturbingly familiar.
• Heavy regulation on private business
• Demonization of wealthy business owners
CHARLOTTE — John 3:16 Ministries in Charlotte is again selling smoked turkeys, hams and pork butts for Thanksgiving.
The cost for a 12- to 15-pound turkey or ham is $34.95 each, and pork butts are $24.95. Prices include tax.
Pickup will be Nov. 23, as the men from John 3:16 will be set up from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. in the Batesville Walmart parking lot. Larger orders (such as from a business or industry) can be delivered sooner.
To place an order, call Dane Bawcom at (870) 307-4667 or the John 3:16 office at (870) 799-2525.
Bradley and Mandy Brooks and Kylie of Melbourne have announced the birth of a son and brother at Baxter Regional Medical Center in Mountain Home on Oct. 19, 2011. The baby weighed 6 pounds, 10 ounces and has been named Clayton Collin Brooks.
Grandparents of the child are Doyle and Michelle McCollum of Violet Hill and Sonny and Phyllis Brooks of Melbourne.
Great-grandparents are Betty McCollum, Kathryn Beene and Helen Brooks, all of Melbourne.