Elkins, Dickie marry

December 14, 2009 CAVE CITY — Tara L. Elkins and Christopher S. Dickie were united in marriage on Nov. 21 at the home of the bride’s parents with Sharp County Judge Larry Brown officiating.The bride is the daughter of Jerry and Teresa Elkins of Cave City and granddaughter of Madeline Elkins of Tuckerman and Ola James of Ravenden. She graduated from Arkansas State University at Jonesboro with a bachelor of science in education in middle school education and currently teaches seventh-grade math at Cave City Middle School.

Arnold, Rogers set nuptials for Jan. 2

December 11, 2009 Bill Arnold and Linda Arnold, both of Batesville, have announced the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Ashley Mechele Arnold, to Justin David Rogers, son of Edwin and Elisa Tyler of Pocahontas and David and Lynae Rogers of Cedaredge, Colo.The bride-elect is the granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Wilson Powell, Eula Fay Sipes and the late Clarence Arnold, all of Batesville.

Pierce, Bridges plan wedding for Dec. 19

December 10, 2009 MORRILTON — William L. Pierce of Morrilton and Jennie Pierce of Floral have announced the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Julie Anne Pierce, to Sean D. Bridges, son of Jim and Peggy Bridges of Searcy.The bride-elect is the granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Pierce of Floral and the late Mr. and Mrs. Metz Stuart of Banner.

Snyder, Richardson to solemnize vows

December 9, 2009 CAVE CITY — Kenny and Penny Snyder of Cave City have announced the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Bethany Nicole Snyder, to Eric Merl Richardson, son of Aubrey and Jana Richardson of Mountain View. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Margie Snyder and the late Barney Snyder and O.C. Mullen and the late Jo Mullen, all of Cave City.  She is a 2008 graduate of Cave City High School and is attending University of Arkansas Community College with a major in nursing.

Farrar, Barber to wed

December 8, 2009 Lillie, La. — Kristen Farrar and Steven Barber have announced their engagement and forthcoming marriage.The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bud Farrar of Lillie, La., and the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Hilburn of Greenbrier and the late Mr. and Mrs. W.W. “Slick” Farrar.She is a 2006 graduate of Cedar Creek High School in Ruston, La. and is presently a senior at Harding University majoring in communication disorders.

Tharp, VanHorn to wed

December 7, 2009 CUSHMAN — Kenny and Dorothy Tharp of Cushman have announced the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Amy Tharp, to Anthony VanHorn, son of Michael and Ruby VanHorn of Cushman.The bride-elect is the grandson of Mildred Tharp of Cushman and the late Harvey Tharp and Agness Martin of Moorefield.The prospective groom is the grandson of Paul and Faye VanHorn of Cushman.The couple will exchange vows at 5 p.m. Saturday at Cornerstone Community Church in Cushman.A reception will follow.

Dailey, St. John plan nuptials for Dec. 12

December 3, 2009 The Rev. Bob and Patsey Dailey of Batesville have announced the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Monica Dailey, to Dustin St. John, son of Glenneth and Lisa St. John of Oil Trough and Ted and Debbie Evans of Batesville.The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Frances Dailey of Batesville and the late J.B. Dailey and the late Leonard and Lillie Williams.The prospective groom is the grandson of the late Virgil and Ethel St. John of Oil Trough and the late Robert Carpenter and J.C. and Freddie Keen, all of Newark.

Dempsey, Smith set to unite in marriage

December 2, 2009 LITTLE ROCK — Steve Dempsey and Linda Brakebill of Little Rock have announced the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Cary Lynn Dempsey, to Patrick Smith, son of James and Diane Smith of Batesville.The bride-elect is a 2007 graduate of Central Arkansas Christian High School and is a student at the University of Central Arkansas.The prospective groom is a 2004 graduate of Batesville High School and is pursuing a degree in education from Arkansas Tech University.

Coleman, Massey solemnize vows

December 1, 2009 Whitney Dodd Coleman and Joshua Alan Massey were united in marriage Oct. 17 at First Presbyterian Church in Batesville. The Rev. Bob Cox officiated.Parents of the couple are Donald and Deann Coleman and Joel and Jinger Massey, all of Batesville.

Kimpel, Baker are united in marriage

November 30, 2009 LITTLE ROCK — Jennifer Lauren Kimpel and Brian Robert Baker were united in marriage Oct. 10 at Westover Hills Presbyterian Church in Little Rock.The Rev. Debra Freeman officiated.The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William West Kimpel of Little Rock. She is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Henry Kimpel and Maxwell Joseph Lyons II, all of Little Rock.