• Vanderpool, Smith announce engagement

    Jeanene Vanderpool and Daniel Vanderpool, both of Batesville, have announced the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Jessica Lee Vanderpool, to Dustin Wayne Smith, son of Kenny and Vickie Smith of Batesville.
    The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Jeannette Cooper and Donald and Joan Cooper, all of Batesville, and Jeannette Vanderpool of California and the late Jessy Vanderpool.
    She is a 2006 graduate of Southside High School. She is employed by Peco Foods of Batesville.

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  • Gaithers mark 60 years

    CAVE CITY — Rex and Elizabeth “Beth” Gaither of Cave City will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary Friday.
    Beth Simpson and Rex Gaither were married Sept. 9, 1951, at Sidney Baptist Church.
    Mr. Gaither retired from Firestone Store in Noblesville, Ind. Mrs. Gaither retired from Dr. William C. Beller’s office and worked for Dr. Ben Bromley in Noblesville for several years before moving back to Batesville. They are members of Cave City First Methodist Church.

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  • Couple celebrates 65th anniversary

    Dr. Robert and Patsy Craig of Batesville are celebrating their 65th wedding anniversary today.
    Patsy Jean Chamberlain and Robert Craig were married Sept. 2, 1946, at the courthouse in Batesville.
    They have four children, Mary Storey and her husband, Bud, of Little Rock, Carol Jones and her husband, Mike, of Green Forest and Susie Carter and her husband, Bob, and Sarah Bolin, all of Batesville; nine grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren.

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  • Ritzer, Anston marry

    EAGLE RIVER, Wis. — Jamie Ritzer and Anthony Anston were united in marriage July 30 at Eagle River Inn at Eagle River, Wis.
    The bride is the daughter of Jim and Mary Ritzer. The groom’s parents are Eugene and Hazel Anston.
    A reception will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday in the fellowship hall of Highland First Assembly of God, located at 33 Meadowbrook Drive in Highland.
    All family and friends are invited to attend the reception.

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  • Caraway, Tharp announce plans

    Mike and Crystal Jackson of Batesville and Nathan Caraway of Mount Pleasant have announced the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Maggie Ann Caraway, to Kristopher Kyle Tharp, son of Leonard and Susan Tharp of Cushman.
    The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Bill Cooper of Melbourne and the late Anna Faye Cooper, D.B. Caraway of Mount Pleasant and the late Peggy Caraway and Juanita Jackson of Batesville.
    She is a 2009 graduate of Melbourne High School and is studying occupational therapy at the University of Central Arkansas in Conway.

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  • Wright, Johnston to solemnize vows

    Vince and Jennifer Wright of Strawberry and Tena Wright of Batesville have announced the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Brittany LeeAnn Wright, to Taylor Wayne Johnston, son of David and Denise Johnston of Batesville.
    The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Charles and Shelby Randolph and the late Norman Wright all of Strawberry, Charles and Alice Harris of Smithville and Gary and Judy Brannon of Farmerville, La. She is the great-granddaughter of Aurora Moore of Cave City.

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  • Branscums celebrate 50th anniversary

    Logan and Betty Branscum celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary over the weekend with family and friends.
    Betty Allen and Logan Branscum were married July 21, 1961, in an Allen Chapel home. The Rev. H.A. Lewis officiated.
    Mr. Branscum worked at National Automotive Parts Association as a machinist for more than 30 years. Mrs. Branscum retired from Lyon College after 25 years of service.

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  • Harris, Evans set to wed

    LYNN — Anthony and Rhonda Harris of Lynn have announced the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Allie Harris, to Trea Evans, son of Dennis and Twyla Evans of Lynn.
    The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Charles and Alice Harris of Lynn and Denver and Kay Wilson of Calamine.
    She is a 2010 graduate of Hillcrest High School and is pursuing a teaching degree from Williams Baptist College.

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  • Baird, Rhodes exchange vows in Dallas

    DALLAS — Sara Baird and Anthony Rhodes were united in marriage June 25 at Lake Highland United Methodist Church in Dallas.
    The Rev. Rich Rindfuss officiated.
    The bride is the daughter of James and Connie Baird of Dallas. The groom’s parents are Gary and Rita Rhodes of Batesville.
    Elyse Cochran sang “Capti-vate Us.”

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  • Carter, Mason announce plans

    Dana and Ken Fryman of Batesville and Darrell Carter of Wynne have announced the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Stacey Leigh Carter, to Bryan Steven Mason, son of Virginia and Marty McSpadden and the late Steve Mason, all of Velvet Ridge.
    The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Deloris Mangold, the late David Wheeler, the late Etta Barkley and the late Marvin Carter, all of Wynne, Jone McDaniel of Southaven, Miss., and Larry and Ann Fryman of Batesville.

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  • Wilsons mark 60th

    SOUTHSIDE — Mr. and Mrs. Jim Wilson of Southside will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary today.
    They were married Aug. 24, 1951, at Pilgrim’s Rest Baptist Church.
    They have three children, Pat Moser and James Wilson, both of Cave City, and Teresa Young of Salado.
    The couple will have a private celebration.

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  • Runsick, Coles to marry

    CORD — John and Jenneal Runsick of Cord have announced the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Jill Runsick, to Anthony Coles, son of Johnny and Regina Coles of Batesville and Rebecca Broadaway of Conway.
    The bride-elect is the granddaughter of William and Carole Runsick of Batesville and Katherine Johnston of Tuckerman and the late J.A. Johnston.
    She received a bachelor of science in education from Arkansas State University in Jonesboro.

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