• Sipeses to celebrate golden anniversary

    Curtis and Virginia Sipe of Batesville will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a reception from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday at White Drive Baptist Church, located at 445 White Drive in Batesville.
    Virginia Campbell and Curtis Sipe were married Sept. 24, 1959, at a Baptist Church in Wichita, Kan., with the Rev. A.E. Niblack officiating.

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  • Russell, Chastain wed

    DRASCO — David Chastain and Jessica Russell were united in marriage on Sept. 4 at Collins Creek in Heber Springs.
    Wetzel Starks officiated.
    The bride is the daughter of Junior and Wanda Tosh of Batesville. She is employed at Wilson Wil-Sav Pharmacy.
    The groom is the son of Jim and Debby Chastain of Drasco. He is employed at Delta Asphalt.
    Following a wedding trip to Hot Springs, the couple resides in Drasco.

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  • Westmoreland, Tucker will unite in marriage

    Kimberly Westmoreland and Jared Tucker announce their engagement and upcoming marriage.
    The bride-elect is the daughter of the late Melvin and Red Block and the granddaughter of the late Francis Miller and the late Melzie and Dorthy Block, all of Newport.
    The prospective groom is the son of Bobby and Jan Tucker of Newport and the grandson of Bob and Patsy Forrester of Wilson and Betty “Memaw” Tucker and the late Ray Tucker of Newport.
    Both are employed by TWH Enterprises Inc. in Batesville, she as a production manager and he as a maintenance supervisor.

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  • Stephens, Hays wed

    Mandy Nicole Stephens and Benjamin Marcus Hays were united in marriage Aug. 10 in Kihei, Hawaii, on the island of Maui.
    Marc Grodan officiated.
    The bride is the daughter of Janice Stephens and Tom and Sonja Stephens, all of Pleasant Plains.
    The groom’s parents are Joey and Pam Hays of Pleasant Plains.
    Before the ceremony, which took place on the beach of Keawapu, the couple exchanged white orchid leis.
    The bridal bouquet was made of bright orange lilies.
    A reception followed in Kihei.

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  • Sterling, Moser to wed

    Minnie Greene and James Sterling, both of Batesville, have announced the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Lori Sterling of Cave City, to Jimmy Moser of Batesville, son of Ruby Moser of Batesville and the late Tommy J. Moser.
    The bride-elect is also the daughter of the late Thomas Wade of Batesville. She is the granddaughter of the late T.C. and Ruby Wade of Batesville.
    She is employed at Townsends.
    The couple will exchange vows at 2 p.m. Saturday at Cave Creek Church of God.
    A reception will follow in the fellowship hall.

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  • Burnett, Webb to wed

    Margaret May of Batesville has announced the engagement and upcoming marriage of her daughter, Carol Burnett, to Tony Webb, son of Charles and Betty Webb of Batesville.
    The couple will exchange vows at 3 p.m. Saturday at Faith Hopewell Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Batesville.
    A reception will follow.
    Out-of-town invitations will be mailed. All friends and family are invited to attend.

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  • Allender, Virden unite in marriage

    Brianna Dawn Allender and Thomas James Virden were united in marriage on July 18 at Conway First Church of the Nazarene with Todd Richardson, pastor, officiating.
    The bride is the daughter of Brian and Sherry Allender. She is the granddaughter of Jim and Carolyn Watkins and the late Carl and Oleta Allender.
    The groom is the son of Bobby and Tracy Smith of Conway and Jeff and Mistie Virden of Morrilton. He is the grandson of Eddie and Cheryl Tyler of Greers Ferry and Carrell and Mary Virden of Morrilton.

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  • Couple to celebrate 50th

    Finis and Jean Candler of Batesville will celebrate their 50th anniversary with a trip to Florida with their son, Michael Candler.
    They were married Sept. 12, 1959.
    They have two sons, Michael Candler of Cabot and Rick Candler of Tennessee; and a grandson, Justin Candler.
    They are both retired. They are members of Allen Chapel Free Will Baptist Church.

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  • Orr, Webb to marry

    Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Orr of Roanoke, Va., have announced the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Stacy Lauren Orr, to Michael William Webb, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jacob “Rick” Webb.
    The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Connie Dew of Barnwell, S.C., and the late Mr. and Mrs. James Orr of Columbia, S.C.
    She is a graduate of Radford University with a degree in business management and is the financial aid and student services coordinator for the Cayce-Reilly School of Massotherapy.

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  • Hamilton, Carpenter will solemnize vows

    PLEASANT PLAINS — Paul and Kayla Hamilton of Pleasant Plains have announced the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Brittany Lynn Hamilton, to Ethan Hunter Carpenter, son of Mark and Carma Carpenter of Pleasant Plains.
    The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Maxine Pate of Pleasant Plains, Boyde and Judy Lipe of Kansas City, Mo., Steve and Cindy Palmer of Moline, Ill., and Chuck and Gloria Hamilton of Davenport, Iowa.
    She is a 2007 Batesville High School graduate. She is employed by Arkansas Health Resources.

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  • Navarette, Bryant wed

    Angela Navarette and John Bryant were united in marriage Aug. 14 in Davis, Calif.
    The bride is the daughter of David and Barbara Navarette of San Diego.
    The groom’s parents are John D. and Pam Bryant of Los Altos, Calif. He is the grandson of Duffie Bryant of Batesville and the late Zenobia Bryant.

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  • Couple to celebrate 25th

    Jim and Rhonda Reddock of Batesville will celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary Monday.
    Rhonda Kay Duke and James Floyd Reddock were married Sept. 15, 1984, at South Orlando Baptist Church in Orlando, Fla., by the Rev. John McKinney.
    They have a son, J.T. Reddock of Batesville; a daughter, Jessica Rose of Batesville; and two grandchildren, Lilly Kay Rose and Jayci May Reddock, both of Batesville.
    A celebratory trip to Branson, Mo., is planned.

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