NEWARK — Ronnie and Nettie Hackworth of Newark have announced the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Ronda Marie Hackworth, to Dane Anthony Piker, son of Brent and Connie Piker of Bradford.
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Kenneth and Mary Hackworth and the late Henry and Irene Lucy.
The prospective groom is the grandson of Harold and Wanda Piker, the late Geneva Kennedy Snowden and the late Junior Kennedy.
The couple will exchange vows at 3 p.m. Saturday at Bradford Baptist Church in Bradford.
SEDALIA, Mo. — Jess and Michelle Dowler and Mike and Betty Bartlett, all of Sedalia, Mo., have announced the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Nicole Danielle Dowler of Columbia, Mo., to Brandon James Richardson of Columbia, Mo., son of Debora Richardson of Batesville.
The bride-elect is a 2001 graduate of Smith Cotton High School in Sedalia and a 2004 graduate of State Fair Community College in Sedalia with an associate of applied sciences degree in business management.
She is employed at MFA Oil Company in Columbia as a credit secretary.
SIDNEY — Barry and Joyce Goff of Sidney will celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary.
They were married June 1, 1984, in Memphis.
He is the son of the late Leroy and Mary Goff of West Memphis. She is the daughter of the late John and Maisie Foster of West Memphis.
The couple has four children, Jacob Goff, Dusty and Jessica Goff, all of Sidney, Cathy and Mitch Griggs of Wynne and Paige and Brian Clements of Louisville, Ky. They have six grandchildren, Wyatt Goff, Dalton Ford, Dustin Ford, Tyler Clements, Keira Clements and John Carter Clements.
Bob and Shirley Harris of Batesville will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a drop-in reception from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday at Southside Church of Christ, located at 2102 Batesville Blvd.
Shirley Jordan and Bob Harris were married June 7, 1959, at the Church of Christ in Lilbourn, Mo., with Walter Southern officiating.
Mr. Harris is the minister of Southside Church of Christ. Mrs. Harris is a homemaker.
STRAWBERRY — Stanley and Barbie Mayland of Strawberry have announced the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Jillian Paige Mayland, to Mark Alan Stacy, son of Leon and Terry White of Jonesboro and the late Ricky Stacy.
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of H.C. and Alene Mayland of Lynn and Butch and Lanoe Dickison of Saffell.
She is an honor graduate of Hillcrest High School in Strawberry and is a full-time student at the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville.
CAVE CITY — Bill Anderson and Gayle Anderson, both of Cave City, have announced the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Ashley Veronda Anderson, to Dustin DuWayne Denton, son of Daniel and Etha Denton of Poughkeepsie.
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of the late Owen and Erma Crafton and the late Garndel and Monterie Anderson, all of Cave City.
Debbie Finley and Bobby and Stephanie Finley, all of Batesville, have announced the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Jodi Finley, to Eric Haertling, son of Sherry Haertling of Piggott and Kenneth Haertling of Osage Beach, Mo.
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Paul and Frances Slisher and Bobby and Gloria Galloway, all of Batesville, and Mona Finley of Velvet Ridge and the late Bob Finley. She is the great-granddaughter of Georgia Davis and Goldie Swaim, both of Batesville.
PLEASANT PLAINS — Kenny and Shelia Staggs of Pleasant Plains have announced the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Ashley Lynn Staggs, to Steven Gregory Hernandez, son of Steven and Diane Hernandez of Clinton.
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Dean and Linda Staggs and Ruth Stephens and the late Roy “Crick” Stephens, all of Pleasant Plains.
MELBOURNE — Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Hellums will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary at 2 p.m. Saturday at the first building at the new fairground in Melbourne.
Thomas Jackson Hellums and Jeffie Lee Thompson were united in marriage on May 30, 1959 at 6 p.m. They have three children: Lyndell Jackson Hellums of West Memphis, Lorenda Gaye Arnold of Melbourne and Laura Kay Rush of Cave City.
All family and friends are invited. The couple requests no gifts; cards are welcome.
NEWARK — Randy and Marla Hendrix of Newark have announced the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Charissa Hendrix, to Chris Alexander, son of Mike and Tina Alexander of Batesville.
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Josephine Gardner and the late Estle Gardner and JoAnne Hendrix and the late Calvin Hendrix, all of Newark.
She is a 2004 graduate of Newark High School and is pursuing a degree in Spanish at Arkansas State University.
The prospective groom is the great-grandson of Juanita Painter of Batesville.
Heather Lorrie Longhofer, daughter of Jennifer Bristow of Batesville and Mark Longhofer of Garland, Texas, and John Eric Fulcher, son of John and Cindy Fulcher of Batesville, would like to announce their engagement and upcoming wedding.
The couple will exchange vows at 1 p.m. May 30 at the Mountain View City Park Ampitheater.
All friends and family are welcome.
Hayden and Christine Bell of Batesville recently celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary.
Christine Adams and Hayden Bell were married April 12, 1949.
They have four children, Ricky Bell of Batesville, Linda Martin and Connie Duncan, both of Newark, and Brian Bell of Missouri.
The couple’s children hosted a private family celebration.