• Couple to celebrate golden anniversary

    James William “Bill” and Patsy Lynn Mount of Batesville will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a reception from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday at Pleasant Valley Missionary Baptist Church in Batesville.
    They were married Feb. 21, 1959, at Pleasant Valley Missionary Church in Batesville with the Rev. Otho Norris officiating. Shirley McGaha (now Shirley Turner), sister of the bride, was maid of honor. Charles Lee Goforth was best man.

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  • Skelton, Branstetter to unite in marriage

    Terry and Kelly Marshall of Batesville and Keith and Vicki Skelton of Concord have announced the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Shannon Skelton, to Joseph Branstetter, son of David and Marva Branstetter of Sulphur Rock.

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  • Sexton, Boozer set Valentine wedding

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – Jeffrey Magnuson of St. Petersburg, Fla., and Crystal Baker of Fayetteville have announced the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Amber Sexton, to Eric Boozer, son of Carl and Beckie Boozer of Cord.

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  • Poughkeepsie woman to mark 90th birthday

    POUGHKEEPSIE – Imogene Bettis Norris of Poughkeepsie will celebrate her 90th birthday with a reception from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday at the Poughkeepsie Fire Station community room.
    She was born Feb. 8, 1919, in Salem and attended Poughkeepsie School. According to her daughter, she is still sharp thinking and is active in church and visits neighbors, friends and relatives. She enjoys quilting, crocheting and reading. She is often called upon for information concerning the history of people and places in Sharp County and surrounding counties in northeast Arkansas.

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  • Blackmon, Walden unite in marriage

    Kendra Blackmon and Justin Walden were united in marriage Dec. 23 in Little Rock.
    The couple's parents are Ken and Delores Blackmon of El Dorado and Dan and Terri Walden of Batesville.
    The bride is the granddaughter of the late Archie and Marzelle Phillips and the late Willie Blackmon of El Dorado. She is a graduate of the University of Central Arkansas with a degree in finance and marketing. She is currently employed as a pharmaceutical sales representative for Cephalon Pharmaceuticals.

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  • Branscums to mark 40th anniversary

    SOUTHSIDE – Dave and Nancy Branscum of Southside will celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary with a drop-in reception from 3 to 6 p.m. Saturday at Josie's at the Lockhouse.
    Nancy Wisdom and Dave Branscum were married Feb. 5, 1969, in Newark with Rosemary Williams officiating.

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  • Jones, Ashcraft to wed

    NEWPORT – Richie Jones of Campbell Station and Marilyn Jones of Newport announce the upcoming wedding of their daughter, Crystal Nicole Jones of Newport, to Tommy Wayne Ashcraft of Cave City, son of Wayne and Dawn Ashcraft of Cave City.

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  • Cook, Lopez to wed

    POCAHONTAS – Rick and Dottie Cook of Pocahontas have announced the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Melody Cook, to Gilbert Lopez, son of Gilbert Lopez and Rosa Olivo, both of Eagle Pass, Texas.

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  • Duncan, Carpenter to wed

    Destiny Chantae Duncan and Dylan Price Carpenter have announced their engagement and upcoming marriage.
    The bride-elect is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Deral Duncan of Swifton,.
    The prospective groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Steve Carpenter of Batesville.

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  • Tucker, Thompson to solemnize vows

    Mr. and Mrs. Gary Tucker of Batesville have announced the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Mary Tucker, to Justin Thompson, son of Mr. and Mrs. William Timothy Thompson of Batesville.

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  • Daniel, Spivey plan to unite in marriage

    BRINKLEY – Frank and Wanda Daniel of Cave City have announced the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Stephanie Daniel, to Nick Spivey, son of Dexter and Linda White of Batesville and Ed Spivey of Searcy.

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  • Cooper-Hix, Best unite in marriage

    RADCLIFF, Ky. – Pvt. 2 Joshua Cameron Best and McKenzie "Mattie" Alexandria Trae Cooper-Hix, formerly of Batesville, were united in marriage in a candlelight ceremony on Dec. 6 at The Historic Mulberry Chapel in Elizabethtown, Ky. Capt. Dan McDonald of the U.S. Army performed the double-ring ceremony.

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