Bertha Mae Stroud, 94, of Batesville died Friday, Nov. 25, 2011, in a Batesville hospital.
Born July 17, 1917, in Independ-ence County, she was the daughter of John and Martha Stewart Richardson. She was a patient care technician and a homemaker. She enjoyed working crossword puzzles and visiting with her grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. She was a member of Jamestown Baptist Church.
MOUNT PLEASANT — Brent Daniel Vaughn, 30, of Mount Pleasant died Nov. 14, 2011, at his home.
Born May 20, 1981, in Calico Rock, he was the son of Dean Christian Schlauterbach and Evelyn Louise Spears.
Survivors include his parents; a son, Bryson Hicks of Calico Rock; a brother, LaVerne Lee Smith III of Texas; and three sisters, Tiffany Burchett of Melbourne, Mindy Sue Smith of Mountain View and Martha Kay Speirs of Jonesboro.
He was preceded in death by an uncle, Danny Vaughn.
A Heber Springs teen was killed when the car he was riding in was struck from behind by another vehicle around 10:15 Sunday morning.
Cpl. Robert Dunaway of the Arkansas State Police identified the youth as 14-year-old Toby Simpson.
Dunaway said Blake Leonard, 17, of Heber Springs, driving a 1992 Saturn eastbound on State Highway 110, was stopped to make a left turn when a 2002 Jeep, driven by Geoffrey Anderson, 17, also of Heber Springs, struck him from behind.
VIOLA — Two area high school basketball teams remained unbeaten here Friday in the Marvin Newton Classic, an invitational event.
The Midland Lady Mustangs edged Bakersfield, Mo., 69-67 as Emily Coppens fired in 22 points while hitting five of five 3-point shots in the first half.
The Lady Mustangs improved to 13-0 as Kerstie Bumpous added 16 points, Jessica Hertz provided 16 rebounds and Emma Sellers tossed in 14 points.
The Lady Mustangs are scheduled to take on Barton tonight at 7 in the Medallion Classic Tournament in Newport.
It was a 10 anyway you look at it.
The Batesville Pioneers’ 47-26, Class 5A State Playoffs high school football victory was their 10th in a row and it was symmetrical beauty.
Against the White Hall Bulldogs, another team that had won nine in a row, the Pioneers answered every challenge with a mix of good plays in all phases of the game and used a 4-1 advantage in turnovers to provide the difference.
FLORAL — Fred and Kim Bridgman of Floral have announced the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Danielle Bridgman, to Keaton Johnson, son of Blane Johnson of Bandmill and Leann Johnson of Mount Pleasant.
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Oma Lee Bridgman and the late Lindsey Bridgman and the late Janet Hightower, all of Batesville, and the late Alan Ray Hightower of Sidney.
MELBOURNE — The annual Izard County spelling bee will be held at 6 p.m. Dec. l in the John E. Miller auditorium on the campus of Ozarka College in Melbourne.
The winner of the Izard County bee will compete in the state spelling bee in Little Rock. That winner will then compete in Washington, D.C.
The Friends of the Mabee-Simpson Library at Lyon College will hold its annual chili/soup supper and auctions Thursday at the library. The dinner will begin at 5 p.m. with an ongoing bake sale, followed by the silent auction from 5 to 6:30.
There will also be a live auction at 6. Past items included a digital camera, flat screen TV, homemade cheesecake and dinner parties. Besides the auctions and bake sale, there will be chili and soup to eat, all kinds from hot and spicy, mild, low-fat and more.
GAINESBORO — Sharp Methodist Church will sponsor a program about how to set up a neighborhood watch at 6 p.m. tonight.
The program is open to the public.
The church is located at 1100 Gainesboro Road.
For more information call Jerry Lumpkin, pastor, at (870) 612-8214.
LITTLE ROCK — Arkansas’ original state capitol, the Old State House, is a wonderful place to celebrate the holidays. Visitors will find the Greek-revival style building colorfully decorated for the season with swags of traditional green garland, wreaths adorned with bright red ribbon and a huge tree ornamented with cheerful, gleaming decorations, according to a news release.
LITTLE ROCK — The governor has authorized a transfer of money from an emergency fund so that trial court assistants will be paid through December.
However, the funding problem of the trial courts likely will continue unless there is a sudden turnaround in collections of filing fees and court costs. They have gone down dramatically since the summer. The salaries of the trial court assistants are paid from filing fees and court costs.
The legislature can address the problem during the fiscal session, which convenes in early February, 2012.