Timothy and Tarah Pollard of Farmington have announced the birth of a son at Northwest Medical Center in Bentonville on June 17, 2009. The baby weighed 7 pounds, 13.5 ounces and has been named Tage Robert Pollard.
Grandparents of the child are Bobby and Brenda Pollard of Oil Trough and Rick and Teresa Johns of Mountain View.
Great-grandparents are Milton and Velma Martin of New Holland, Pa., the late Walter and Emma Johns of Akron, Pa., the late Bob and Bonnie Heard of Bald Knob and the late Robert and Opal Pollard of Oil Trough.
Geoffrey and Angel Shelton, Gracelynn and Daniel of Batesville have announced the birth of a daughter and sister at White River Medical Center on June 15, 2009. The baby weighed 7 pounds, 1.5 ounces and has been named Julyanna Nicole Shelton.
Grandparents of the child are Mike and Melody Carlson, Bobby and Lora Bailey and David and Mary Hites.
Great-grandparents are Mary Carlson, Pat Kelly and Dorothy Dickey.
Nelson and Lora Yoder of Mountain View have announced the birth of a daughter at White River Medical Center on June 20, 2009. The baby weighed 7 pounds and has been named Rilynn Jayce Yoder.
Grandparents of the child are Jim and Donna Robinson and Jay and Nettie Yoder.
Great-grandparents are Mary Robinson, Harley and Susie Beachy, Emma Yoder and Dennis and Marie Wiggins.
Patrick and Amelya Cieminski and Trinity of Mountain View have announced the birth of a daughter and sister at White River Medical Center on June 18, 2009. The baby weighed 7 pounds, 3.6 ounces and has been named Zayden Nykole Cieminski.
Grandparents of the child are Jim Price, Renee Price, Patrick Cieminski Sr. and Mary Jo Schlee.
James and Haley Bradford of Batesville have announced the birth of a son at White River Medical Center on June 18, 2009. The baby weighed 9 pounds, 4.6 ounces and has been named Bryce Ryan Thomas Bradford.
Grandparents of the child are Melvin and Jennie Smith of Batesville, Opal Ballew and the late J.C. Bradford of Morrilton.
Great-grandparents are Doyce and Wanda Smith of Almond, Gene Talburt of Heber Springs, Orbie Bradford of Morrilton, James Edward Hillis and Alma Ruth Hillis.
Great-great-grandmother is Orlean Clark of Mountain Home.
Bobby and Angie Hooker and Dalton of Cave City have announced the birth of a daughter and sister at White River Medical Center on June 19, 2009. The baby weighed 7 pounds, 11.4 ounces and has been named Riley Jo Hooker.
Grandparents of the child are Arbra and Margaret Perkey and Howard and Barbara Reynolds, all of Cave City, and Dewayne and Barbara Hooker of Southside.
SULPHUR ROCK — Donald and Freda Hughes of Sulphur Rock have announced the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Tonya Renee Hughes, to Billy Wayne Rhoades, son of Johnny and Judy Hays of Warren.
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Emma Gene Wiltrout of Charlotte and the late Jimmy Wiltrout and the late Henry and Ethel Hughes of Sulphur Rock.
She is a 2008 Batesville High School graduate and is a student at the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville. She is employed at J.C. Penney.
Lewis and Zelda Price will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary Friday.
Zelda Davis and Lewis Price were married June 26, 1959, at Idaho Falls, Idaho.
They have three children, Ernest Lewis Price and his wife, Kathy, Lindon and Barry Price and the late Arlene Zelda Price Hanson; two grandchildren, Joshua Price and Emily Craig and her husband, Rudy; and two great-grandchildren, Jamie Craig and Lacey Craig.
A story about a 17-pound largemouth bass in Crown Lake at Horseshoe Bend is just a fish tale, said Keith Stephens, spokesman for the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission.
After being asked about it, Stephens took 24 hours to check out the story before confirming it is only a rumor.
What allegedly happened was this: Some Game and Fish personnel, electroshocking fish for a population study on Crown Lake, turned up a largemouth bass that weighed 17 pounds and some-odd ounces.