• Anissa Curry

    HARDY — Anissa Curry, 32, of Hardy died Friday, June 26, 2009, in Hardy.
    Born Sept. 7, 1976, in Newport News, Va., she was the daughter of Wallace “Buddy” Curry II and Angela Garner Anderson. She worked in medical records and attended the Church of God and the Christian Church of Hardy.

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  • Ramona Edwards

    Ramona J. Edwards, 75, of Batesville died Sunday, June 28, 2009, in a Batesville hospital.
    Born March 26, 1934, in Bald Knob, she was the daughter of James Ott Crawford and Callie Perdue Crawford.
    Survivors include two sons, Claude Anthony Edwards of Springdale and Terry Van Edwards of Lakeside, Calif.; a daughter, Rebecca Theresa Davis of Batesville; three brothers, Homer Crawford and Pelmer “Buck” Crawford, both of Rockford, Ill., and Dale Crawford of Euless, Texas; a sister, Evia Crawford of Marion, Iowa; seven grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

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  • Family & Friends Briefs

    Hickory Hill to perform

    HEBER SPRINGS — Hickory Hill will perform at 7 p.m. Saturday at the William Carl Garner Visitor Center, located north of Heber Springs at the west end of the dam on Highway 25.
    The visitor center is open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. All programs are free and open to the public. For more information call (501) 362-9067.

     

    Homecoming set at Ravenden

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  • Clinton Library sets event; fireworks scheduled in LR

    LITTLE ROCK — The Clinton Presidential Center will host its annual Fourth of July Family Festival on Saturday, according to a news release.
    The free event begins at 4 p.m. and, in conjunction with the festival, the Presidential Library will have free admission. Featured entertainment includes storytellers, magicians, inflatable games and live music by The Big John Miller Band. For more information, visit www.clintonpresidentialcenter.org or call (501) 374-4242.

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  • Club News

    Red Hat Society, Foxy Ladies
    The Foxy Ladies of White River Red Hat Society met June 21 at Batesville Country Club.
    Norene Trentini, the new queen mother, opened the meeting, and after pausing for a silent prayer, she introduced the other new officers: Joan Cooper, vice-queen; Thelma Wyatt, keeper of the coin; and Linda Hix, secretary and reporter.
    Joy Gunther gave a report on Helen Baker, who has been ill but is improving at home.
    The members had lunch and visited.

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  • Couple to mark anniversary

    Mr. and Mrs. Danny J. Mitchell of Batesville plan to take a short trip to celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary.
    They were married June 30, 1984, at Calvary Baptist Church in Batesville by the Rev. R.A. Bone.
    Mrs. Mitchell is the daughter of the late Dwain and Rudene Winkle of Batesville. Mr. Mitchell is the son of the late J.W. and Oma Lee Mitchell of Batesville.
    They have a daughter, Heather Kelley of Jonesboro.

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  • Parmans celebrate 60th

    Robert “Bob” and Helen Ann Parman of Batesville are celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary today.
    Helen Ann O’Quinn and Robert “Bob” Parman were married June 30, 1949, in Odessa, Texas.
    They have a son, Mark Parman and his wife, Mary, of Centennial, Colo.; a daughter, Melissa Tulberg and her husband, Gene, of Batesville; four grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.

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  • Action vs. chick flick

    I watched “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen,” this weekend and was pleasantly surprised to see that I was not the only female in the audience. In fact, there were quite a few, and I wasn’t the only person over 30, either.
    I am a movie junkie, but my case is particularly mild compared to some. I don’t blog about movies or listen to podcasts, but as you can see here I do sometimes write about what I’ve seen.

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  • Memories at Eddie Gabor’s house

    When I drove by Eddie Gabor’s old house, I was transported back 20 years — back to the wonderful Fourth of July outings my family once enjoyed there.
    Eddie Gabor was my grandmother’s longtime companion. For the last 20 years of her life, Eddie treated her like gold.
    She’d had a hard life, after all. Widowed in her late 40s, she struggled for years to pay the bills — she struggled to tend to the last of her six children (who all went on to do well in life).
    Then Providence intervened.

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  • Letter to the Editor

    Animal cruelty

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  • Area Briefs

    ATV crash claims life

    A Newport man was killed Monday afternoon when his Honda all-terrain vehicle crashed into a Toyota Avalon at the intersection of State Highway 18 and County Road JA 214, according to David Dixon with the Arkansas State Police.
    Dixon said 47-year-old Lohnes T. Tiner was traveling northbound on the county road around 6:15 p.m. when he ran a stop sign and slammed into the passenger side of the Toyota driven by Linda L. Craig, 58, of Lake City, who was not injured.

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  • Air conditioner, electronics, ATV stolen

     A State Street man got a call from his neighbor early this morning reporting that his air conditioner had been taken out of his window while he was away from home.
    When he returned home Tommy Pham found that in addition to his air conditioner, a 42-inch Sanyo flat screen TV and a 32-inch Sanyo TV, a Sony stereo system and his microwave were missing.

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