OLD MONROE, Mo. — Therese Cooper of Old Monroe, Mo., has announced the engagement and upcoming marriage of her daughter, Melinda Lilinoe Cooper, to Michael Bruce Harris Jr., son of Michael and Vonda Harris of Pleasant Plains. The bride-elect is also the daughter of the late Hayden Cooper of Concord.
She is the granddaughter of Hayden and Edna Cooper of Concord, the late Woodrow Cooper of St. Louis and the late Lilinoe and Bob Click of Marshall, Mo.
She is studying nursing at the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville.
Debbie and Tony Mesa of Batesville and Donald and Connie Prince of Drasco have announced the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Rebecca Little, to Parker Jaynes, son of Doug and Shelly Jaynes of Mountain View.
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Hazel Prince of Drasco and the late Thurman Prince.
The prospective groom is the grandson of Chloe Ann Stewart and the late Gary Don Stewart and Nola Jaynes and the late Don Jaynes, all of Mountain View.
Samantha Pomranky and Ronnie Wootten were married in a double-ring ceremony Aug. 23 in Centennial Park at Nashville, Tenn.
Ralph Griggs officiated.
The bride is the daughter of Jerry and Pauletta Waugh of Batesville and Curt and Jolene Pomranky of Cushman. The groom is the son of Kay Wootten of Batesville.
A reception will be held at a later date. Invitations will be mailed.
Clyde and Donna Stuart of Batesville will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a reception from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday at Faith-Hopewell Cumberland Presbyterian Church, located at 3895 Harrison St. in Batesville.
Donna Martin and Clyde Stuart were married Sept. 23, 1961, in Pleasant Plains. The Rev. Thomas Meharg officiated.
Mr. Stuart retired from the University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service. Mrs. Stuart is a retired beauty consultant.
They have a daughter, Stacy Stuart of Jonesboro.
CAVE CITY — Mr. and Mrs. Johnny Beard of Cave City celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary with a drop-in reception Saturday in the fellowship hall of East Side Pentecostal Church.
Donita Gail Huff and Johnny Joe Beard were married Sept. 12, 1986, at East Side Pentecostal Church in Batesville with Ancil Candler officiating.
Their children, Candice Herrin and Courtney Beard, are hosted the reception.
Roger and Lisa Rich of Batesville and Casey and Tiffinie Henry of Vero Beach, Fla., have announced the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Brittany Henry, to Matthew Duffy, son of Daniel and Marian Halcomb of Billings, Mo., and Michael and Lisa Duffy of Malvern.
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Blondie McQuay and the late Earl McQuay and Leroy and Bulah Henry, all of Jonesboro, and Richard and Evelyn Rich of Poplar Bluff, Mo.
She is a 2003 graduate of Southside High School and a 2010 graduate of the University of Central Arkansas in Conway.
Priscilla Beth Morris and Justin Dean Johnson were united in marriage Aug. 8 at a beach ceremony in Captiva Island, Fla.
Patricia Slater performed the double-ring ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Brian and Sarah Morris of Batesville. The groom is the grandson of Dean and Frances Lambert of Hutchinson Mountain.
Maid of honor was Ava Grace Nicholson, daughter of the bride.
Best man was Lucas Nicholson, son of the bride.
Jacque Walls and Robert Barker Huskey Jr. have announced their engagement and upcoming marriage.
The bride-elect is the daughter of Sharon Fooks of Oxford, Miss.
She graduated from Oxford High School. She is employed as an X-ray technician/office manager at Newark Health and Wellness Center.
The prospective groom is the son of the late R.B. and Joyce Huskey.
He is a graduate of Lynn High School. He is retired from the U.S. Navy.
The couple will exchange vows at 7 p.m. Saturday at Faith Missionary Baptist Church at Eaton.
Mr. and Mrs. Troy Martin of Batesville will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a drop-in reception from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday in the banquet room of the Ramada Inn at Batesville.
Mary Nadine Ross and Troy Martin were married Sept. 19, 1961, in a private ceremony at the parsonage of Boswell Street Church of Christ.
Mr. Martin is retired from working at International Shoe and in security for White-Rodgers. Mrs. Martin is retired from Walmart. They are members of Chinquapin Church of Christ.
NEWPORT — Mary Holderby of Newport and Tommy Holderby of Newark have announced the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Kayla Holderby, to Chad Strother, son of Doug and Melissa Strother of Floral.
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Jimmy and Ernestine Pettit of Newport and Truvetta Stewart of Oil Trough.
She attended Cedar Ridge High School and is employed at U.S. Pizza.
The prospective groom is the grandson of Vida Strother of Floral and the late Dewayne Strother, Cathrine Hollowell of Batesville and Leon Hollowell of Faulkner, Miss.
EVENING SHADE — Eddie and Karen Rogers of Evening Shade have announced the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Krystal Rogers, to Sean Niswonger, son of Michael and Denise Niswonger of Marion and Jeannean and Jeff Osborne of Cherokee Village.
The couple will exchange vows at 4 p.m. Saturday at Evening Shade Methodist Church. A reception will follow.
All friends and relatives are invited.