The Lyon Pipers rallied from an 8-3 deficit to take a 9-8 extra-inning victory and then held on for a 1-0 decision in the nightcap for a doubleheader sweep of the Henderson State Reddies Tuesday afternoon at the Batesville Recreation Complex.
The Pipers scored five runs in the bottom of the seventh to force the extra inning. April Wright played hero in the eighth with a run-scoring single down the left-field line. Kiley Parker scored the winning run.
The Wynne Lady Yellowjackets found Porche Hall often enough in the second half Tuesday night in Pioneer Gym to post a 49-39, 5A-East District high school basketball victory.
With it came a berth into the Class 5A State Tournament in Alma.
The Batesville Lady Pioneers, simply put, didn’t find the basket often enough. Now, as losers of four in a row, they’re in real jeopardy of finding themselves on the outside looking in come state tournament time.
SOUTHSIDE — It happened again.
The Southside Lady Southerners, one of the winningest teams in the Guard circulation area, suffered another season-ending loss in their first postseason assignment.
The Heber Springs Lady Panthers defeated the Lady Southerners 54-43 in Southside’s gymnasium in the quarterfinal round of the 4A-2 District Tournament Tuesday night.
Last February, the Stuttgart Lady Ricebirds stopped the Lady Southerners.
This Lady Southerner team finished 22-7. The 2007-08 squad went 22-6.
Police fulfilled the wish of a 29-year-old Batesville man Tuesday who reportedly said he wanted to go to jail because he was homeless and heard men talking in his head.
Independence County Deputy Colby Markum said he was dispatched to the Hollywood Bowl in west Batesville shortly after noon regarding a possible drunk man in the parking lot.
“I arrived and found Michael Wells standing outside of the building,” Markum said. “I asked Wells if he was OK and he said he was not, that he was homeless and that he had no place to go.”
Old World Lanterns by Benoit, located at 325 E. Main St. in downtown Batesville, is once again open for business.
The manufacturers of handcrafted copper lanterns have operated at limited capacity for the past year due to owner and craftsman Brandon Benoit’s extended illness.
Benoit has fully recovered, said his wife and partner Nancy Benoit, and the business is returning to full-time operation.
As the senior pastor of an active church, Bobby Sanders said he really hadn’t planned on making any serious business investments any time soon, until his wife, Terri, came home with an idea that seemed to be tailor-made for the couple.
Terri Sanders said she was a member of Curves, the health and fitness center for women located in Batesville, and one day during a workout she got to looking around at what was being offered to clients and thought this type business might be something the couple could do someday as an investment in their future.
BETHESDA — David Leslie Ellis, 57, of Bethesda died Sunday, Feb. 15, 2009, in a Little Rock hospital.
Born June 9, 1951, in San Francisco, he was the son of John Henry Ellis and Sue May “Suzie” Lawrence Ellis. He was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, having served during the Vietnam War, and earned two Purple Hearts. He was a member of Chinquapin Church of Christ.
PANGBURN — Bob H. Gay, 71, of Pangburn died Monday, Feb. 16, 2009, in a Searcy hospital.
Born Dec. 7, 1937, in Floral, he was the son of Elvin and Monnie Jo Harper Gay. He was a U.S. Army veteran, having served two tours of duty in Vietnam. He was a contractor.
Survivors include a brother, Carlon Gay of Floral; two sisters, Mickey Gay of Batesville and Peggy Taylor of Pangburn; four nephews; three nieces; and several great-nephews and great-nieces.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
JAMESTOWN — Kathleen Reed, 61, of Jamestown died Monday, Feb. 16, 2009, in a Batesville hospital.
Born Sept. 16, 1947, in Batesville, she was the daughter of Lorn and Liddie Martin Mitchum. She was a clerk for Arkansas Workforce in Batesville and was of the Church of Christ faith.
Survivors include her husband, Walter Reed; a sister, Nancy Mitchum Brannon of Sherwood; and several nephews and nieces.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
The Lyon College Kresge Art Gallery will present The Contemporary Landscape, an international invitational of seven artists. The artists, who work in diverse mediums, herald from the across the U.S. and Germany.
The gallery will host a panel discussion Thursday with five of the seven artists from the exhibition. The panel discussion and gallery reception will begin at 7 p.m. The event is open to the public.
Charles and Janie Driver and Janice Westbrook have announced the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Kerry Ann Fulbright, to Lance Edward Jennings, son of Steven and Tina Bristow of Batesville and the late Roger Jennings.
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Eva Driver and the late Edward Driver and the late Clay and Hazel Elmore.
She is a homemaker and stay-at-home mother.