Beels will celebrate golden anniversary

November 24, 2009 Ronald and Virginia Beel will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a reception from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday in the George Rider Room at First Community Bank in Batesville.Ronald James Bell left Hutchinson Mountain in June 1957, headed for Freeport, Ill., where he met his future lifelong partner, Virginia Mae Beverley. They went to Dubuque, Iowa, on Dec. 30, 1959, to elope.

Wisdom, Saltillo set to unite in marriage

November 23, 2009 CAVE CITY — Robert and Agustina Wisdom of Cave City have announced the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Elvia Luz Wisdom, to Rene Ricardo Saltillo, son of Ricardo and Leonor Saltillo of Puebla, Mexico.The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Bobby Wisdom of Cave City and the late Mary Wisdom.She is a 2003 graduate of Cave City High School.The couple will exchange vows at 2 p.m. Nov. 27 at Souls Harbor Church in Cave City.A reception will follow at 3 p.m. in the safe room at Cave City School.

Minor, Blankenship to unite in marriage

November 20, 2009 NEWPORT — Casey Lynn Collie Minor and Bradley Harold Blankenship have announced their engagement and upcoming marriage.The bride-elect is the daughter of Kenneth Collie and Debbie Collie, both of Newport. The groom’s parents are Mr. and Mrs. Bob Blankenship of Melbourne.The couple will exchange vows at 3 p.m. Dec. 5 at the Ashley House in Melbourne.A reception will follow in the pavilion at the fairgrounds in Melbourne.All family and friends are invited to attend.

Penn, Gates are married

November 19, 2009 Stacie Penn and Daniel Gates were united in marriage Tuesday at Second Chance Full Gospel.John Martin officiated.The bride is the daughter of the late James Paul “Flea” Lawrence of Hoxie and Beverly Penn of Jonesboro.The groom’s parents are Sam and Pam Gates of Batesville and Don and Marilyn Poore of Illinois.The bride was given in marriage by her son, Jacob Penn.Flower girl was Abigail Gates, daughter of the groom.Ring bearer was Samuel Gates, son of the groom.

Couple to celebrate 50th

November 18, 2009 James and Eva Royal of Evening Shade will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a reception from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday November 21 at the Evening Shade School cafeteria.James Royal and Eva Wilson were married Nov. 25, 1959 in Des Moines, Iowa. They have two daughters and sons-in-law, Julie and Jimmy Stroud of Hector and Kathleen and Scott Phillips of Gardendale Ala.; and one son and daughter-in-law, Kenneth and Kelley Wilson of Dover; and six grandchildren.He is a retired carpenter and she works for Walmart in Ash Flat.

Cooper, Daigle to wed

November 16, 2009 MELBOURNE — Elizabeth Cooper of Melbourne and Justin Daigle of Mount Pleasant have announced their engagement and upcoming wedding.The couple will exchange vows at 3 p.m. Saturday at Sidney Baptist Church in Sidney.A reception will follow.All family and friends are invited to attend.

Wallis, Maune wed

November 13, 2009 Lauren Beth Wallis and Brett Arthur Maune were united in marriage at 4 p.m. Oct. 17 at the Terry House in Little Rock.Ralph Wallis, the bride’s grandfather, was the officiating minister.The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jim Wallis of North Little Rock. The groom’s parents are Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Maune of Little Rock. The ceremony was held on the front lawn of the Terry House.The John Jarboe String Quartet played instrumental music as the guests arrived and during the processional.

Couple celebrates 50th anniversary

November 12, 2009 MELBOURNE — Paul and Katherine Lee of Melbourne will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a reception from 3 to 5 p.m. Nov. 28 at Midway Baptist Church Fellowship Hall in Melbourne.Katherine Sellers and Paul Lee were married Nov. 1, 1959, at Shaw Baptist Church in Shaw, Miss., with the Rev. Warren Tynes officiating.They are retired and enjoy visiting with family and friends, especially their grandchildren. They are members of Midway Baptist Church.

Lindsey, McAllister to solemnize vows

November 11, 2009 OIL TROUGH — James and Deborah Lindsey of Oil Trough have announced the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Ashley Nicole Lindsey, to Billy Joe McAllister, son of Paula McAllister of Tuckerman and the late Richard McAllister of Newport.The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Gwendolyn Allen of Newark and the late James Allen of Batesville and the late Lee and Effie Lindsey of Cord.

Couple to celebrate 60th anniversary

November 10, 2009 JONESBORO — Bill and Hattie Cremeens of Jonesboro will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary with a reception from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Southwest Church of Christ in Jonesboro, 1601 James St., Entrance #13.Bill Cremeens and Hattie Stout were married Nov. 13, 1949 in Pocahontas by Cecil Wilson.They have four children: Guy Cremeens and Don Cremeens of Jonesboro, Gary Cremeens of Paragould and the late Steve Cremeens, formerly of Jonesboro; seven grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.The event will be hosted by the couple’s children and grandchildren.