• Milligan, Watson to unite in marriage

    CAVE CITY — Donald and Kathy Milligan of Cave City have announced the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Megan Ann Milligan, to Ryan Adam Watson, son of Danny and Denise Watson of Batesville.
    The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Tom and Anna Bishop of Batesville and Kimbrew and LeeOwen Milligan of Cave City.

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  • Kistners celebrate 60th anniversary

    CAVE CITY — Jim and Viola Kistner of Cave City celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary Aug. 26.
    Viola Fisher and Jim Kistner were married Aug. 26, 1951, in Wildwood, N.J.
    Mr. Kistner was owner/operator of Jim’s Business Machines in Cave City for many years. Mrs. Kistner has been a homemaker for many years. They have been active ministers as Jehovah’s Witnesses for 42 years. They enjoy spending time together.

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  • Foreman, Bradley announce plans

    CAVE CITY — Todd and Tammy Foreman of Cave City have announced the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Alysha Dawn Foreman, to Matthew Jordan Bradley, son of Tim and Linda Bradley of Sidney.
    The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Donald and Sharon Crow, Boyce and Linda Foreman and Paul and Betty Massey, all of Cave City.
    She is a 2008 graduate of Cave City High School. She is employed by Dr. Ron Bates.
    The prospective groom is the grandson of Emogene Wilkins of Cave City and the late Cicero Turner and Ray and Jo Bradley of Sidney.

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  • 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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