The Ruddell Hill Volunteer Fire Department recently presented plaques and gift cards in recognition of three members for their 20-plus years of service to the fire department.
The members recognized were Gary Tucker, chief; Roetta Tucker, treasurer; and Ray Knatcal, president. They are past officers.
They were honored at a fish fry May 16.
The tail end of the Bermudagrass establishment season is the first half of June for a couple of reasons. Young plants need to develop enough size early in the growing season, while moisture is available, to be able to tolerate summer droughts.
Also, they need to develop sufficiently before mid-October to be able to make it through their first winter.
Occasionally, Bermuda planted later does survive the droughts and winter but the chances are much lower so early June is a good target cutoff date.
Question: Some of the leaves on my azaleas have grown into big, green and yellow globs. What is this and what should I do?
Answer: This is most likely a fungus disease called leaf and flower gall. High humidity and wet leaves provide the ideal environment for this disease to grow. If only a few plants are affected, pick off the galls and/or trim off the affected stems and leaves.
The United States Achievement Academy recently announced that Whitley D. Poole of Batesville has been recognized as a student of excellence in mathematics.
The academy recognizes fewer than 10 percent of all American high school students.
Poole, who attended Southside High School, was nominated for this honor by Fred Denison, a mathematics teacher at the school.
Poole will appear in the USAA’s Official Yearbook, which is published nationally.
MOUNTAIN VIEW — Tommy’s Famous is a pizzeria has been a fixture in the Ozark Gateway region for nearly two decades.
The family-run establishment, just off the courthouse square in Mountain View, has earned national acclaim for its distinctive pizzas, christened as “fabulous” by Southern Living magazine.
gainesboro — For more than half a century, it’s been the site of community gatherings — weddings, funerals, showers and come Election Day, the township’s voting precinct.
Now, the Sharp United Methodist Church is getting a long overdue sprucing up outside, thanks to two of its members, Anne Peterson and her sister, Jean.
The church was built in 1952, Peterson said. Owen Love was pastor then.
The old church site was actually across the road, where an old dairy barn is still standing.
Marylyn Beel Rowlett, 63, of Batesville died Tuesday, June 2, 2009, at her home.
Born April 21, 1946, in Batesville, she was the daughter of Charlie and Jewell Brewer Beel. She was a graduate of Arkansas College (now Lyon College) and taught elementary school for 12 years at Pleasant Plains, Sulphur Rock and Cave City. She owned and operated Essie’s Gift Shop for 30 years and later opened another gift shop, Ollie’s.
James W. Garlin, 68, of Batesville died Tuesday, June 2, 2009, at his home.
Born Oct. 15, 1940, in Batesville, he was the son of Onis W. and Elizabeth Heathcoat Garlin. He was an equipment operator for Galloway Sand and Gravel Company in Batesville. He enjoyed hunting and fishing and was a member of Mount Zion Baptist Church in Southside.
NEWPORT — Zela Lee Copeland, 82, died Monday, June 1, 2009, in Newport.
Born July 21, 1926, in Melbourne, she was the daughter of T. Walter and Rosa Dale Lee.
Survivors include a son, Bobby H. Copeland of Phoenix; a sister, Vela-Jean Lee Grubbs Wagers of Newport; three grandchildren, Jill Copeland, Kirk Copeland and Michael Copeland; and six great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Leo Copeland; four brothers, William Henry Lee, Lawrence Lee, Cecil Lee and Lonnie Francis Lee; and a sister, Veda Marie Lee Cullins.
Doyle Evans Coles, 79, of Batesville died Tuesday, June 2, 2009, in a Batesville hospital.
The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Roller-Crouch Funeral Home Chapel in Batesville. Burial will be in Lee’s Chapel Cemetery at Sandtown.
Pallbearers will be Roger Coles, Randy Coles, Ricky Coles, Kevin Coles, Robert Martin and Johnny Beard.
Honorary pallbearers are J.D. Cossey, Noel Mahan, Dr. Thomas Cummins and Charlie Reynolds.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 tonight.