Mountain View — Karen Craft will retire Friday as Stone County Medical Center’s chief operating officer.
She has been a part of the White River Health System family since 1975, when she began her career in the White River Medical Center clinical laboratory. In 2002, she was named administrator of SCMC. Under her leadership, the hospital experienced substantial growth in admissions and clinical services, according to a news release.
To some, a doorbell might not seem like much.
But for Dale and Tabitha Leigel, it means more than words can say.
Next month, Independence County’s first Habitat for Humanity family will move into the house that has taken 52 weekends and more than 2,000 hours to build.
It’s a house they can call their own after years of renting.
At Habitat for Humanity’s “Home Is Where The Heart Is” benefit banquet Saturday night, Tabitha said it was “heart” and a lot of it that went into the building of their new house.
Valentine’s Day usually brings to mind heart-shaped boxes of candy and bouquets of flowers, but last Thursday some 280 people had a different kind of heart on their minds at the Go Red for Women luncheon.
The event is an annual fundraiser for the American Heart Association, which reports that heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women in the U.S.
The luncheon has raised about $40,000 for the heart association, but it was a first for Betty Harper of Batesville who was there with her sister, Joann Cothrine.
FEMA has promised aid money for damages caused by a recent ice storm, but it won’t be right away and there’s lots of paperwork to be done first.
That was the message heard by dozens of city and county government representatives who packed the juvenile courtroom in Batesville Friday afternoon.
The “good news, bad news” scenario regarding response by the Federal Emergency Management Agency came from Sylvia Hardy, the public assistance coordinator for the Arkansas Department of Emergency Management.
Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Feb. 28, 1996.
73 YEARS AGO
Dr. Thomas J. Woods, 85, of Evening Shade, a former Batesville resident, died at 5:15 a.m. Tuesday. Dr. Woods was born in Kentucky in 1850 and moved to Izard County as a small boy. He was educated at LaCrosse in Izard County and received his medical education in Louisville, Ky. He practiced medicine for 60 years, part of the time at LaCrosse and Batesville and the last 30 years in Evening Shade.
This Valentine’s Day I received my first professionally delivered flowers at my very first job from Luke.
Twenty-four multicolored roses, delicately packaged from ProFlowers.com, were delivered to the office Friday.
Pink, orange, yellow and white.
Even without the red they couldn’t be more beautiful. Nothing against red, I love them too, but Luke being the traditional romantic has always opted for the red buds for the last four years, so imagine my shock to see that he deviated from the flower norm and got me my very favorite.
BLYTHEVILLE — Like they did the day before, the Batesville Junior High basketball teams won and lost against their 5A-East District basketball opponents from Mississippi County here Friday.
Thursday in Batesville, the Junior Lady Pioneers downed the Blytheville Junior Lady Chickasaws. Friday they did it again, winning 33-18 in a game that had been postponed on Dec. 18 due to weather-related road conditions.
Kassie Foreman scored 10 points to help Batesville finish the regular season with a 9-5 record in the district and a 14-7 overall mark.
Darn those 3-point shots.
Long shots went a long way to help the Nettleton Raiders and Greene County Tech Eagles get by the Batesville Pioneers in Pioneer Gym over the weekend.
In the Raiders’ 61-40 win on Friday, it was a matter of volume. The Raiders hit 10 3-point shots to the Pioneers’ one. The Pioneers attempted 15 3-pointers.
The Pioneers didn’t have an answer for Jalynn Mitchell, Nettleton’s quick as a hiccup senior guard. He hit two 3s, but it was his penetration moves that added up to 25 points and broke the Pioneer defense down.
It didn’t get flowery or sweeter for the Batesville Lady Pioneers on their second date.
After the Nettleton Lady Raiders controlled the second half for a 53-43 victory over the homestanding Batesville Lady Pioneers in a 5A-East District high school basketball game on Friday the 13th, the Greene County Tech Lady Eagles broke some hearts with a 52-48 overtime win in Pioneer Gymnasium on Saturday, Valentine’s Day.
Now, the Lady Pioneers have to be wondering if they’ll make it to the big dance.
MAYFIELD, Ky. — The Lyon College Scots continued their recent trend of balanced scoring, but it failed to yield a win against the Mid-Continent Cougars here Saturday.
The host team won the TranSouth Athletic Conference contest 96-86.
Lyon (8-16, 2-11) has lost eight of its last 10 games. MCU improved to 10-12 overall and 6-5 in league play.
Freshman Jacob Worlow led a group of five Scots who scored in double figures. He netted 16 points and pulled down a team-high six rebounds. Andy Lee added 16 points, Preston Butts 14, Quinn Cooper 11 and Craig Amos 10.
MAYFIELD, Ky. — Maribeth Waters scored a game-high 17 points to lead the Lyon College Pipers to a 56-44 victory over the Mid-Continent Lady Cougars Saturday in TranSouth Athletic Conference action here Saturday.
Waters hit six of 14 from the field and grabbed a team-high eight rebounds to give the Pipers (11-15, 6-7) their fourth straight victory and their third consecutive win over a TranSouth opponent. Mid-Continent falls to 2-19 and is winless in 11 conference games this season.
Lyon Coach Kirk Kelley collected win number 500 as his squad defeated visiting Indiana Wesleyan 11-1 in a run-rule-shortened contest Friday afternoon.
Kelley was recognized prior to the start of game two Friday, but he was quick to deflect the attention away from himself.
“It’s about the program. I know that sounds like one of those clichés, but I mean that sincerely,” Kelley said. “It’s a nice milestone for the program.”