Gene and Sheila Cook of Batesville celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary recently with their family.
Sheila Sinele and Gene Cook were married May 1, 1971, in Rosie with the Rev. George Robertson officiating.
Mr. Cook is a retired truck dispatcher and driver. Mrs. Cook is a radiology technologist at Medical Park Orthopaedic Clinic.
They have a daughter, Tracey Owens and her husband, Adam, of Batesville; and a granddaughter, Addison Leigh Owens of Batesville.
NEWARK — Todd and Becky Engles of Newark announce the engagement of their daughter, Jessica Engles, to Austin Keaster, son of Mr. and Mrs. Bobby Keaster of Nashville, Ark.
The bride-elect is the grandaughter of June Crabtree of Oil Trough and the late John Raymond Engles, and the late Arvel Crabtree and Katie Engles of Newark.
She is a 2006 graduate of Cedar Ridge High School and graduated from the University of Central Arkansas in 2010 with a bachelor of science in nursing.
PLEASANT PLAINS — R.L. and Jane Beel of Pleasant Plains will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a reception from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday at Flippo Chapel Fellowship Hall.
Jane Lamb and R.L. Beel were married May 5, 1961, in Pleasant Plains with Tom Meharg officiating.
They have two children, Cathy Crymes and her husband, Kenny, and Robert “Bub” Beel and his wife, Sherry; eight grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Kristina Blue and Chase Lettenmaier have announced their engagement and upcoming marriage.
The bride-elect is the daughter of Linda and Dan Coulter of Bradford and Louis and Kathy Blue of East Dublin, Ga. She is the granddaughter of Mae McClusky of Pleasant Plains and the step-granddaughter of Delora Coulter of Searcy.
The prospective groom is the son of George and Connie Lettenmaier of Newport.
The couple will exchange vows at 4 p.m. Friday at Trinity Baptist Church in Bradford.
All relatives and friends are invited to attend.
NEWARK — Gary and Janice Marshall of Newark celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary April 3.
Janice Hunziker and Gary Marshall were married April 3, 1971.
They are the owners of Marshall Electric, and Mrs. Marshall works at J.C. Penney.
They have three daughters, Jennifer Vines and Molly Goodart and her husband, Grant, all of Jonesboro, and Amy Hanle and her husband, Chris, of Little Rock; and four grandchildren, Delaney Vines, Blake Vines, Benson Goodart and Tristan Hanle.
MAPLE SPRINGS — Ricky and Sheila Layton of Maple Springs have announced the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Courtney Beth Layton, to Bryan Justin “Frog” Johnson, son of Byron and Betty Johnson of Batesville.
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Karrel and Mae Fike of Maple Springs.
She is a 2004 graduate of Newark High School and is employed by Miracle Kids Success Academy in Batesville.
The prospective groom is the grandson of the late J.D. and Evelyn Moser of Batesville and Judy Johnson of Concord and the late O.B. Johnson.
Andrea Lee Baker and Jeremy Chris Weaver were united in marriage in a double-ring ceremony March 19 at First Presbyterian Church in Batesville. The Rev. Leslie Roper officiated.
The bride is the daughter of Dr. J.R. and Wanette Baker of Batesville. The groom’s parents are Jerry and Joyce Weaver of Charlotte.
The doors of the sanctuary were adorned with large wreaths of fresh flowers, including gerbera daisies, tulips, lilies and hydrangeas in an array of bright colors. The chancel shelf featured branches of forsythia, red tulips and floating candles.
CAVE CITY — Roger and Jackie Wilson of Cave City have announced the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Rose Ann Wilson to Christopher James Vick, son of Randy and Sherry Vick of Newark.
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Leonard and Billie Wilson of Fred, Texas and Willie and Gladys Wilson of Vidor, Texas.
The prospective groom is the grandson of Alford Vick of Memphis, Vona and Jim Birdshaw of Little Rock and Gene and James Hutchinson of Newark.
CAVE CITY — Mike Reed, Mary Reed and Joey and Rachell Qualls, all of Cave City, have announced the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Kayla Dawn Qualls, to Justin Timothy Barr, son of Johnny and Sandra Barr of Cave City.
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Geneva Broadwater of Cave City, Bernell Cole of Sidney, Donna Goddard, J.W. Qualls and Opal Defreece, all of Batesville, and Ina Reed of Concord.
Scott and Myra Wood of Batesville have announced the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Mary Scott Wood, to Casey Allen Cox, son of Melvin and Sharon Gage of Cord and Tim Cox of Southside.
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Stanley and Mary Jeanette Wood of Batesville and Karen Looney of Jackson, Tenn., and the late Jim Looney.
Randall and Roxanne Coe of Batesville have announced the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Amy Coe, to Tyler Breshears, son of Preston and Tabitha Breshears of Batesville and Marina Garner of South Carolina.
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Lila Faye and Thomas Lee Coe Jr. of Batesville, Gwen McGaughey of Sulphur Rock and Tom James of Hillsboro, Mo.
She is a 2008 graduate of Batesville High School. She will graduate Monday with an associate degree in science from the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville.