• Anniversary celebrated

    Fred and Betty Arnold of Batesville recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.
    Betty Lou Mooney of Glencoe and Fred Arnold of Myron were married July 9, 1959, in Fulton County.
    After spending several years in Wichita, Kan., the couple moved to Batesville in 1964. Mr. Arnold is retired from the grocery business and works for Radio Station 106.1 FM in sales. Mrs. Arnold is retired from the Batesville School District.

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  • McGhee, Garrett set to unite in marriage

    SOUTHSIDE — Paulette and Bud Taylor and Carlos McGhee announce the marriage of their daughter, Julie Michelle McGhee, to Zachary Hunter Garrett, son of Brad and Shelley Garrett.
    The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Elvis and Pauline Dugger and Frances Farmer.
    She is a 2009 graduate of Southside High School and plans to attend the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville in the fall.

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  • Anderson, Denton united in marriage

    MOUNT PLEASANT — Ashley Veronda Anderson and Dustin DuWayne Denton were united in marriage June 6 at Rafter D Ranch in Mount Pleasant.
    Lance Hames officiated.
    The bride is the daughter of Gayle Anderson and Bill Anderson, both of Cave City. The groom’s parents are Daniel and Etha Denton of Poughkeepsie.

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  • Siler, Nichols slate nuptials for July 25

    PLEASANT PLAINS — Rick and Patti Siler of Pleasant Plains and Doug and Reisa Bryant of Huff have announced the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Lindsey Siler, to Billy Nichols, son of Dale and Kaye Nichols of Austin.
    The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Doyne and Bonnie Siler and Margie Meharg and the late Herbert Meharg, all of Pleasant Plains, Lorene Bryant of Huff and Cody and Patsy Thomas of Salado.
    She is a 2006 graduate of Midland High School and is a senior at the University of Central Arkansas majoring in nursing.

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  • Fugett, Adams plan to unite in marriage

    CAVE CITY — Eric and Jodi Fugett of Cave City and James and Sherry Munzner of Harrison have announced the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Whitney Fugett, to Luke Adams, son of Chris and Paula Adams of Harrison.
    The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Dean and Alice Fugett of Cave City and Clyde and Barbara Boren of Harrison.
    She is attending dental hygiene school at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. She is employed as a dental assistant.

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  • Couple celebrates 65th wedding anniversary

    Winfred and Opal Sturch recently celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary.
    Opal Staggs and Winfred Sturch were married July 4, 1944 in Abilene, Texas. The ceremony took place just before he was shipped out to serve our country in World War II. They lived in California before moving back to Batesville. They both retired from the International Shoe Factory.

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  • White, Jeffrey to wed at Botanical Gardens

    FAYETTEVILLE — McKinzie D. White of Fayetteville and Alex J. Jeffrey of Greenbrier have announced their engagement and upcoming marriage.
    The bride-elect is the daughter of James White of Greenwood and the late Robin White. She is the granddaughter of Lavon and Billie White of Greenwood and Dennis and T.J. McKinzie of Fort Smith.
    She is employed by Fayetteville Family Dentistry.
    The prospective groom is the son of Michael and Linda Jeffrey of Newark. He is the grandson of Forrest and Vergie Jeffrey of Batesville and Wilburn and Ruth Howton of Palestine.

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  • Couple celebrates 65th wedding anniversary

    Winfred and Opal Sturch recently celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary.
    Opal Staggs and Winfred Sturch were married July 4, 1944 in Abilene, Texas. The ceremony took place just before he was shipped out to serve our country in World War II. They lived in California before moving back to Batesville. They both retired from the International Shoe Factory.

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  • Couple weds in Ethiopia

    ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia — Tsigereda G. Egziabher and Dr. Browder Swetnam were united in marriage June 2 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
    The groom is the son of the Rev. and Mrs. Walter Swetnam of Batesville.
    He is an educator and is on the administration and faculty of Sultan Qaboos University in Al-Khod, Oman.
    The bride is a civil engineer and will join her husband in Oman shortly.

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  • Edgin, Hancock to marry

    Kevin and Tracey Edgin of Batesville have announced the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Tiffany Delynna Faye Edgin, to Byron Nathanael Hancock, son of Chris and Lesa Hancock of Russellville.
    The bride-elect is the granddaughter of William and Dorothy Crump of Blytheville.
    She graduated as salutatorian from Batesville High School in 2008. She attended the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville and plans to pursue a nursing degree at the University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton.

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  • Jackson, Knight wed

    MONTICELLO — Sammatha Marie Jackson and Kyle Thomas Knight were married May 30, 2009, at Trotter House, a 100-year-old Victorian house in Monticello.
    The Rev. Edward L. Gulledge officiated.
    The bride is the granddaughter of Waymon L. and Rose M. Brewer of Newark. The groom’s parents are Michael and Donna Knight of Hamburg.
    Pianist was Sylvia Martin. Songs were “Love Story” by Taylor Swift, “1, 2, 3, 4” by Plain White T’s and “The Best Thing” by Relient K.

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  • Sanders, King set to wed in Jamaica

    COLUMBUS, Kan. — Tom and Rhonda Reid and Larry and Cindy Zahm of Columbus, Kan., have announced the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Amanda Maria Sanders, to James Dustin King, son of Dave King and Mechelle Morgan, both of Batesville.
    The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Wanda Krishbomb of Pittsburg, Kan.
    She will graduate in December from Harding University in Searcy with a bachelor’s degree in exercise science and will pursue a master’s degree as a physician assistant from Harding.

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