Dillion and Deana Simpson of Cave City have announced the birth of a daughter at White River Medical Center on Dec. 15, 2011. The baby weighed 6 pounds, 3.5 ounces and has been named Brynlee Marie Simpson.
Grandparents of the child are Clayton and Lana Cruthis, Anthony and Elaine Hunter, Nancy Huskey and Jeff Clinton.
Great-grandparents are John and Paula Hartline, the late R.V. Kinion and the late Donnie and Bonnie Huskey.
David and Rachel Hurd of Mountain View have announced the birth of a son at White River Medical Center on Dec. 18, 2011. The baby weighed 6 pounds, 5 ounces and has been named Easton Reese Hurd.
Grandparents of the child are John Carlton, Carrie Mullins and Tony and Connie Hurd.
Great-grandparents are Thelma Green, the late Theodore and Mary Carlton, the late Larry and Betty Pope and the late Gene and Betty Hurd.
Tara Woody, Joaquin, Mariano and Alejandro of Mountain View have announced the birth of a daughter and sister at White River Medical Center on Dec. 14, 2011. The baby weighed 6 pounds, 4 ounces and has been named Emelie LeAnn Sanchez.
Grandparents of the child are Tim and Shanna Woody and Duane and Michelle Simmons.
Great-grandparents are Terry and JoAnn Haynes, Wanda Woody, Gene and Sue Woody and Phillip and Sue Pipkin.
ASH FLAT — “Christmas was in the air” on Dec. 6 as Sharp County 4-H members took part in the annual 4-H Christmas Ornament Workshop and cookie exchange, said county program assistant Annie Lester.
“This annual event gives 4-H members a chance to make numerous Christmas ornaments they can take home to put on their tree,” she said. “Each 4-H club was challenged to come up with a creative and homemade Christmas ornament design.
LITTLE ROCK — Former President Bill Clinton said Monday that the United States needs to reassure North Korea that it wants to work toward peace and stability in the region and won’t take advantage of the death of leader Kim Jong Il.
Clinton, who was president when Kim Jong Il came into power in 1994, said the country needs that reassurance because it is relatively closed off from the rest of the world.
LITTLE ROCK — The former chief fiscal officer of the Arkansas Forestry Commission told legislators Tuesday that the agency’s chief knew for years about financial problems that led the planned layoff of 36 workers.
The agency announced this month that the workers will be laid off Jan. 13. About 300 people work for the Forestry Commission.
SPRINGDALE (AP) — An Arkansas meat processing plant that was linked to a salmonella outbreak this year is producing ground turkey again, meat giant Cargill Inc. said Monday.
The move comes after the Minnesota-based company improved safety measures in response to the outbreak that left one person dead and prompted the recall of millions of pounds of turkey.
Lyon College has a new sorority, according to college officials.
Chi Omicron follows the tradition of its fellow Greek organizations, promoting individual growth and fellowship, while cherishing each member’s quirky spirit.
The 12 founding members of Chi Omicron are Lindsey Walters, Rachel Best, Emily Carter, Ashley Mott, Samantha Jones, Kori Bowers, Emily Simpson, Emy Teis, Natalie McFarland, Ashley Bruno, Monica Mitchell and Kelsey McGuirk.
SEARCY — Erin Young and Caleb Rummell of Batesville was one of approximately 350 graduates to receive a diploma at Harding University commencement exercises Dec. 17.
Young received master of education in reading. Rummel received a bachelor of arts in public relations.
Ceremonies were held in Benson Auditorium on campus with Brant Bryan, owner of Fairways Equities, as the keynote speaker. President David B. Burks presented diplomas to all graduates.
Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on July 9, 1992.
95 YEARS AGO
T.S. Compton has purchased the interest of W.A. Fike in the firm of Fike and Hardister, bakery and restaurant.
B. Wools and Clarence Bonner, both of Pleasant Plains, were in Batesville Thursday and purchased some wagons for Mr. Wools’ sawmill.
SOUTHSIDE — The Southside Lady Southerners won with defense here Tuesday night, thumping the Stuttgart Lady Ricebirds 56-35.
“We did not shoot the ball well at all from the field or the (free throw) line,” Southside Coach Malcolm Long said. “We were 18 by 35 from the free-throw line and just 17 by 56 from the floor, but we played extremely hard defensively.”
And the Lady Southerners remained unbeaten in 4A-2 District play. They are 3-0 against district foes and 9-2 overall.
The Lady Southerners led 8-4, 26-13 and 41-24 at the quarter breaks.
Freebies cost the Batesville Lady Pioneers again.
The Jonesboro Lady Golden Hurricane hit 21 of 29 free throws to the Lady Pioneers’ five of 12 in Pioneer Gymnasium Tuesday night as the visitors won 49-28 in a non-conference high school basketball game.