• Ernestine Lindsey

    NEWARK — Alleatha Ernestine Lindsey, 88, of Newark died Saturday, April 25, 2009, in a Batesville hospital.
    Born Sept. 12, 1920, she was the daughter of Hubert and Tina Brightwell. She was a homemaker and a member of Newark Mount Zion Church of Christ.

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  • Virginia Cayce

    Virginia Kuntz Cayce, 86, of Batesville died Sunday, April 26, 2009, in a Batesville nursing home.
    Born July 19, 1922, in Memphis, she was the daughter of Thomas I. and Lucille Brady Kuntz. She worked as a switchboard operator at several Memphis hospitals before retirement. She enjoyed reading the Bible and singing and was known as the yodeling cowgirl of Memphis during her younger years. She was a member of Ruddell Hill Baptist Church in Batesville.

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  • Mary Steele

    NEWARK — Mary Steele, 71, of Newark died Sunday, April 26, 2009, in a Little Rock hospital.
    Born Aug. 17, 1937, in Cord, she was the daughter of Lotha and Erica Churchill Smith. She was a 1955 graduate of Cord-Charlotte High School, where she was valedictorian. She worked at the Bank of Newark for 18 years, serving as loan officer and branch manager. She was one of the original 14 employees who started First Community Bank in August 1997, serving as vice-president of new accounts. She assisted her husband with the financial management of his cattle operation.

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  • Family & Friends Briefs

    Church to hold tea party

    A women’s tea party will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Batesville First Assembly, located at 20th and Lyon streets.
    Tickets are $7 in advance and $10 at the door.
    For more information call (870) 793-5489.

     

    Benefit fund established

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  • Kinion, Frock plan to solemnize vows

    CUSHMAN — Wesley Kinion and Sharon Kinion, both of Cushman, have announced the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Megan Elaine Kinion, to James Leroy Frock Jr., son of Jim Frock and Jeanette Frock, both of DeWitt, Mo.
    The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Veleta Fern Carey and Ervin and Roberta Kinion, all of Cushman, and J.C. and Veda Fay Caraway of Sidney.
    She is a 2003 graduate of Cushman High School and studied studio art at Lyon College. She is a freelance artist and a homemaker.

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  • Colleges Briefs

    Scholarship recipients announced

    Miranda Tucker and Grant McChesney were recently named 2009 recipients of the Arkansas Eastman Trust Scholarships. The scholarship program was established in 1993 to encourage and assist Independence County area students pursuing math or science-related careers, according to a news release.

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  • Elijah Chance Valentine

    Tamara Valentine of Mountain View has announced the birth of a son and brother at White River Medical Center on April 21, 2009. The baby weighed 7 pounds, 9 ounces and has been named Elijah Chance Valentine.
    Grandparents of the child are Benny and Anita Valentine and Jimmy and Sharon Langley.
    Great-grandparents are Sug White and Louis and Ilene Coins.

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  • Olivia Grace Boozer

    Adam and Jessica Boozer of Batesville have announced the birth of a daughter at White River Medical Center on April 22, 2009. The baby weighed 8 pounds, 3 ounces and has been named Olivia Grace Boozer.
    Grandparents of the child are Jim and Sandra McCall and Tim and Judy Boozer.
    Great-grandparents are Pascal and Donna Sue Spurlock, Sally Boozer and Charles and Betty Agee.

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  • California and the crown

    I guess Perez Hilton, who’s gained fame for gossiping about celebrities though his online blog www.perezhilton.com, was expecting to get a politically correct answer as a judge during last week’s Miss USA pageant.
    Boy, was he mistaken when Miss California, 21-year-old Carrie Prejean, opened her mouth.
    During the pageant’s question and answer segment, Prejean was asked her opinion about same-sex marriage. Now, others think it’s what cost her the crown that Miss North Carolina ultimately won.

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  • GOP politics divided

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Arkansas Republicans say a contested primary for the U.S. Senate would give their party a chance to reinvigorate itself, but it may end up becoming another showcase for the factions that have long divided the state GOP.
    More than a year before the 2010 primary, the names of candidates and potential candidates can already be neatly placed into the categories that have divided the state’s GOP politics: northwest Arkansas versus central Arkansas. Fiscal conservative versus social conservative. Hutchinson versus Huckabee.

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  • Area Briefs

    International children’s choir to perform in Batesville

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  • DWI, theft, dog poisoning reported

    A Batesville man, who was reportedly so drunk he couldn’t stand without holding on to something, was arrested following an accident where he ran his pickup truck into the rear end of a semi-trailer Wednesday night, according to Independence County Deputy Jonathan Brown.
    Brown said when he arrived at the accident scene at St. Louis and College around 8:20 p.m., he spoke with the pickup driver, identified as Tommy Glenn Baker, 48, of 380 Seventh St., and could smell a strong odor of alcohol about his person.

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