TULARE, Calif. — Winona Taylor Johnston, 79, of Tulare, Calif., died Saturday, Nov. 26, 2011, in Fresno, Calif.
Born Aug. 17, 1932, in Batesville, she was the daughter of John Walter and Fannie Dover Taylor. She was manager at the Salvation Army Thrift Store in Tulare, secretary for the Parks and Recreation Department at Tulare City Hall, worked in the billing department at Tulare District Hospital and managed the switchboard at Tulare Union High School for many years. After retirement she was a greeter at Tulare K-Mart. She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren.
DESHA — Ella Sue Wheeler, 86, of Desha died Sunday, Nov. 27, 2011, in a Batesville hospital.
The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Desha United Methodist Church with the Revs. Jim Wilson and Steve Long officiating. Burial will be in Alderbrook Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Shorty Coles, Kevin Coles, Loren Stubbs, Kelly Clark, Carrol Mohlke and Evon Wheeler.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 tonight at Roller-Crouch Funeral Home in Batesville.
Let the “giver” beware! It seems that, by nature, many Arkansans are generous and donate of their time and finances to a large number of worthy causes. Our generosity is so significant that many non-profit organizations (NPOs) simply could not exist without our free labor and finances.
The reasons for our giving are many and we expect no more than a sincere thank you for our generosity. However, when it comes to the giving of finances we also hope to claim them as charitable giving when we file our annual income tax return.
A little less than two years ago we moved to Batsville from Jonesboro where we lived for over 12 years. In all that time we never had one thing stolen from us. Last week someone saw fit to get into our vehicles and take a pair of sunglasses, a flashlight, and a couple of dollars in change. Just the night before we had gone to a meeting where the mayor gave a presentation about getting a $26 million community center for the city.
It was a wise person who divided the year into 12 months. I really do not know who came up with this idea but let me go on record in saying that it was a good one. Each month seems to have its own peculiar value. Some months are better than others.
For example, I am not a member of January’s fan club. I am not sure if it is the longest month of the year but at times, it sure seems to be. I mean, after all of the excitement typically leading up to the month of January, is it any wonder it seems to be such a dull month?
Am I just a masochist or glutton for punishment? With all the introspect I do over my obsessive-compulsive behaviors, this is one area I have stayed far away from, probably because I just won’t like the answer.
But what else can it be, when I not only submit myself and my husband to Black Friday, but now my niece and nephew as well?
CAVE CITY — Megan Ann Milligan and Ryan Adam Watson were united in marriage at 4 p.m. Sept. 10 at Fairview Church in Cave City.
The Rev. Aaron Maxwell officiated.
The bride is the daughter of Donald and Kathy Milligan of Cave City and the granddaughter of Tom and Ann Bishop of Batesville and Kimbrew and Lee Owen Milligan of Cave City. The groom is the son of Danny and Denise Watson of Batesville and the grandson of Carrie Watson and Louise Doyle, both of Cave City.
EVENING SHADE — Donald and Carol Qualls will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with their family Wednesday at their home in Evening Shade.
Carol Pedano and Donald Qualls were united in marriage Nov. 30, 1961, at First United Methodist Church in Evening Shade.
They are both retired and enjoy spending time with their daughter and their grandson, Brenda and Joshua Harmon.
Lyon College art students will host an art show, “Perspectives,” from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at 220 Main St. in downtown Batesville.
The exhibit will featured the students’ work from the advanced concepts class taught by Dustyn Bork, assistant professor of art. Student artists include Jordan Aliviado, Matt Boyd, Kris Dunlap, Sherry Landers, Mieko Peek, Shelby Watson and Frances Winfrey.
Admission is free. Light refreshments will be served.
For more information email Bork at email@example.com.
The event is open to the public.
Fusion Dance Academy will perform “A Christmas Carol” interpreted through dance at 7 p.m. Friday at Batesville Musical Theatre on Water Street.
Tickets may be purchased at the door and are $7 for adults, $5 for students and senior citizens and free for children 10 and under.
LITTLE ROCK — December 2011 events sanctioned by the Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission include a symposium, exhibits and holiday events, ACWSC Chairman Tom Dupree announced today. A complete listing of scheduled sesquicentennial activities, as well as additional information on the activities listed below, can be found at www.arkansascivilwar150.com/events.
Among the Civil War sesquicentennial events during December are:
WEST MEMPHIS (AP) — Mid-South Community College in West Memphis is naming a building for former U.S. Rep. Marion Berry.
The school said Monday it will name a new $9 million building the Marion Berry Renewable Energy Center. The building will be dedicated in the spring.
The school says Berry helped secure more than $55 million in funds for education and economic development in east Arkansas during his time in Congress.