FAYETTEVILLE (AP) — Mike Anderson won’t complain about wins, but the Arkansas coach is ready to see improved shooting from the Razorbacks.
Mardracus Wade led a balanced attack with 13 points and BJ Young added 12 to lift Arkansas (7-3) to a 71-57 win over Eastern Kentucky on Tuesday night. The Razorbacks shot just 32 percent, but they connected on 29 of 35 free throws.
The performance at the line was a stark contrast to Arkansas’ last outing, a 62-55 victory over Southeastern Louisiana on Saturday. The Razorbacks hit just 11 of 23 free throws in that game.
Kristen Kolter has been named the head softball coach for the Lyon College women’s softball team, announced Athletic Director Kevin Jenkins.
Kolter was hired this fall as Lyon’s sports information director and as an assistant softball coach. She replaces Jason Miner, who resigned as head softball coach in October after three seasons. The Scots’ record during his time was 58-80. They were 22-36 in TranSouth Athletic Conference games.
During this time of year my family is often asked to do Christmas programs for different groups. Sometimes we will be asked to do a program for the nursing home, other times we might be asked to prepare a few numbers for a community dinner.
Since I am much more limited in talent than my wife and my children, I am usually the master of ceremonies. I tell the regular jokes that no one laughs at and stories that put people to sleep. The rest of my family enhance the season with music.
Surrounded by the protection of barbed wire fences and cement barricades, the United States Forces — Iraq flag was furled for the last time during an unpretentious ceremony in Baghdad, Iraq on Dec. 15, 2011.
It has been a long nine years. At the war’s onset in 2003, troops were promised the only way to return home was through Baghdad. Nine years, two administrations, and multiple tours later, with mission finally accomplished, troops are headed home to celebrate Christmas.
Boy, did New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg get himself into a heap of trouble with educators.
While speaking to students at MIT, he said that “in his ideal world he would fire half the city’s teachers and pay those remaining twice as much to teach classes double the current size,” reports The New York Times.
He also said that when he was a kid, classrooms were packed and he and others in his generation did just fine — the idea being that good, committed teachers can handle larger class sizes.
He’s older than I am, but I had the same experience. I was taught by nuns.
DESHA — Carlton and Joyce Measels of Desha will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary Friday with a private reception.
Joyce Floyd and Carlton Measels were married Dec. 23, 1961, at the home of the groom’s parents in Carlisle. The Rev. I.D. Riddick officiated. Best man was Jim Orlicek, and maid of honor was Patricia Orlicek.
Mr. Measels is retired from White-Rodgers/Emerson Electric and enjoys working on the computer. Mrs. Measels was employed at Tommy’s Kingburger and enjoys taking care of a small garden and their pets. Both are active ham radio operators.
Micah and Kaylynne Glover of Jonesboro have announced the birth of a son at Northeast Arkansas Baptist Hospital in Jonesboro on Dec. 10, 2011. The baby weighed 7 pounds, 14 ounces and has been named Henry Keith Glover.
Grandparents of the child are Dale and Sarah Keith of Hot Springs and Paul and Pam Glover of Batesville.
Great-grandparents are the late Wallace and Emogene Glover, the late Grover and Shirley Woods, Vida Miller and Ernestine Hayf.
Brody and Gayla White of Mountain View have announced the birth of a daughter at White River Medical Center on Dec. 14, 2011. The baby weighed 7 pounds, 5 ounces and has been named Breella Jo White.
Grandparents of the child are Jim Bob and Rhonda White, Linnie Gillmore and Brian and Deborah Person.
Great-grandparents are Ruby Gillmore, Tony Joe and LeAnn White and Donald and Gearldee Dodd.
Great-great-grandparents are Ruby Berry and Euda Dodd.
David and Brandy Wheeler and Xander of Southside have announced the birth of a son and brother at White River Medical Center on Dec. 15, 2011. The baby weighed 7 pounds, 7.6 ounces and has been named LeLand David Mikel Wheeler.
Grandparents of the child are Terry and Chuck Smith, Stanley and Charlene Booth and Darrall and Pam Busonick.
Great-grandparents are Sue Booth, Don and Murlie Branscum and Lewis and Annette Nelson.
Skyler Bolivar and Christina Busk of Melbourne have announced the birth of a son at White River Medical Center on Dec. 13, 2011. The baby weighed 8 pounds, 3.3 ounces and has been named Skyler Rain Bolivar.
Grandparents of the child are Kerie Dunn, Michael Bolivar and Rachel Bolivar.
Great-grandparents are Inge Bolivar and Mano Bolivar.
Darin and Amber Cook of Batesville have announced the birth of a daughter at White River Medical Center on Dec. 13, 2011. The baby weighed 4 pounds, 4 ounces and has been named Spencer Annabelle Cook.
Grandparents of the child are Kevin and Melissa Liles, Eddie and Lisa Langston, J.B. Cook and Terry Rundle.
Great-grandparents are Geraldine Swaim and the late Gerald Swaim, Bill and Kathryn Langston and Charles and Bonnie Cooper.