• Leonard Powers

    Leonard Edward Powers, 85, of Batesville died today, April 15, 2009.
    Arrangements will be announced by Roller-Crouch Funeral Home of Batesville.
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  • Gladys Townsley

    Gladys Milligan Townsley, 91, of Batesville died Tuesday, April 14, 2009, in a Batesville hospital.
    Born Sept. 19, 1917, at Calamine, she was the daughter of Samuel Jackson and Elizabeth Anne Hardin Milligan. She was a homemaker and a member of Asbury United Methodist Church in Batesville.

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  • Cornerstone to host conference

    POUGHKEEPSIE — The Light In The 10/40 Window Ministry will host “To The Utter Most Part World Mission” conference at the Cornerstone Baptist Church campgrounds Monday and Tuesday.
    Church campgrounds are located at 3943 Highway 58 in Poughkeepsie, the former location of Poughkeepsie school.
    Supper will be served at 5:30 Monday evening followed by guest speakers Eric Capaci and Dr. Charles Keen. Breakfast will be served at 7:45 a.m. Tuesday and several speakers will be in attendance. Dinner will be served at 5:30 p.m.

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  • Lawrence County faction to discuss youth alcohol use

    WALNUT RIDGE — Addressing the issue of underage drinking will be the topic of town hall meetings recently set by the ATOD (Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drugs) Coalition of Lawrence County.
    April 23 is the date set for a meeting at the Lawrence County Community Building in Walnut Ridge. April 30 is the date set for the meeting at the Powhatan Community Center. Both meetings will begin at 6:30 p.m., and a light meal/refreshments will be served.

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  • Free marriage class offered

    Batesville First Assembly of God Church’s Marriage and Family Ministry will host an eight-week marriage class entitled “Fuel for the Long Haul.”
    The class will be taught by a licensed marriage and family therapist and will be from 7-8:30 p.m. at the Family Life Center in Batesville on 20th and Lyon streets beginning today. It is an non-denominational course to help couples enrich their marriages.
    There is no cost and child care is free. Couples may register by calling (870) 793-5489.

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  • Chronister, Ward set to unite in marriage

    MAGNESS — David and Leigh Ann Chronister of Magness have announced the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Alyson Chronister, to Chad Ward, son of Richard and Laura Ward of Newark.
    The bride-elect is the granddaughter of John and Marlene Chronister of Newport, the late Thad Franks of Oil Trough and the late Peggy Franks of Batesville.
    She is a 2004 graduate of Newark High School. She is employed at Swan Kennels in Columbus, Miss.

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  • Family & Friends Briefs

    Cemeteries to host work days

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  • Lucy Lia Montgomery

    April Montgomery and Emma of Batesville have announced the birth of a daughter and sister at White River Medical Center on April 7, 2009. The baby weighed 7 pounds, 2 ounces and has been named Lucy Lia Montgomery.
    Grandparents of the child are Marilyn Pretty Foster and Scott Foster.

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  • Lyla Kay Dulli

    Shane and Allisun Dulli and Hudson of Marion have announced the birth of a daughter and sister at Methodist Medical Center in Germantown, Tenn., on Feb. 12, 2009. The baby weighed 7 pounds, 11 ounces and has been named Lyla Kay Dulli.
    Grandparents of the child are Ronnie and Tresa Elms of Batesville, Cheryl and Stephen Kaufmann of Dover and Dennis and Paige Dulli of Boundbrook, N.J.
    Great-grandparents are Denver and Harimlee Huskey and Durwood and Edith Elms, all of Batesville, and Ken and Betty Dulli of Fairfield, Ohio.

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  • Drake Lynn Kinion Clark

    Gary and Cagney Clark, Jayden and McKenley of Cushman have announced the birth of a daughter and sister at White River Medical Center on April 7, 2009. The baby weighed 7 pounds, 6 ounces and has been named Drake Lynn Kinion Clark.
    Grandparents of the child are Gary and Teresa Clark of Cord and Wesley and Sharon Kinion.
    Great-grandparents are Ervin and Bobbie Kinion.

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  • Be yourself, everyone else is taken

    Do you ever feel like you’re just faking it?
    You know, walking around in a grown-up body acting like you know what you’re doing, when really you have no idea who you are inside.
    We all play act. We don a suit, go to work and act like the other people at the office.
    We get married, have kids, buy a house and join the PTA, yet secretly wonder if the other grown-ups feel just as clueless as we do.
    We frequently put so much energy into being who we think we should be that we forget who we actually are.

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  • The pyramid scheme

    I was just a naive kid at the time. That’s how I got snookered.
    It happened in the spring of 1978. My best friend Ayresie and I had quit our jobs as cooks at the Ponderosa Steakhouse to start a business rebuilding retaining walls. We put an ad in the community paper and some fool — attracted by the cheap labor, no doubt — entrusted his driveway wall to us.

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