• Bryce Taylor Carter

    Andy and Melissa Carter, Patrick, Chaz, Kyler and Lindsey of Batesville have announced the birth of a son and brother at White River Medical Center on July 27, 2009. The baby weighed 8 pounds and has been named Bryce Taylor Carter.
    Grandparents of the child are Otis and Loretta Pendergrass and Bill and Debbie Carter.
    Great-grandparents are Dolores House and Agnes Pendergrass.

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  • Teen driving restrictions start today in Arkansas

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Today’s start of restrictions on teenage driving is expected to reduce fatal crashes involving young drivers, but it will take years for the law to fully go into effect.
    The new law will make driving off limits between 11 p.m. and 4 a.m. for drivers ages 16 and 17 and will limit them to having no more than one passenger who is not a relative. The law bans using mobile phones for drivers under 18, and drivers ages 18 to 21 will be limited to hands-free devices.
    Texting while behind the wheel is banned for all drivers regardless of age.

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  • AARP executive meeting set

    A Batesville AARP executive meeting is set for 1 p.m. Tuesday in the community room at Citizens Bank Annex. The topic is going to be the health care bill that is currently pending in Congress.
    Members are encouraged to be in the White River Water Carnival parade and should meet at 9 a.m. Saturday at the Town Plaza.
    This event is open to board members and AARP members.

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  • Cave City native opens Modern Woodmen office

    CAVE CITY — Richard Hawkins II has announced the opening of a Modern Woodmen of America office at 117 E. Center St., Suite F., Cave City.
    “A life-long resident of the Cave City area,” Hawkins said he is looking forward to working with area residents by providing health and life insurance, long-term care insurance, 401K rollovers, annuities, IRAs and CDs.

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  • Kings to celebrate 60th

    CAVE CITY — Mr. and Mrs. Jack King will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary Tuesday at their home.
    Peggy Lyon and Jack King were married Aug. 4, 1949, in Rockwall, Texas.
    They have eight children; 23 grandchildren; 42 great-grandchildren; and many nephews and nieces.

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  • Clark, Pomeroy plan wedding for Aug. 29

    Dr. Justin Kyler Pomeroy of Batesville and Kendra Ann Clark of Guelph, Canada have announced their engagement and upcoming marriage.
    The bride-elect is the daughter of Joan Clark and the late Donald Clark of Guelph, Canada. She is the granddaughter of Charlotte Little and the late Lyman Little of Dundas Ontario, Canada.
    She has a bachelor of arts and science from the University of Guelph and is attending Parker College of Chiropractic in Dallas.

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  • Area Brief

    Pool party rescheduled

    The Batesville Junior High seventh-grade back-to-school pool party has been rescheduled for Monday morning at the “Mickey Mouse” municipal pool on Harrison Street in Batesville.
    The party will be from 8-10 a.m.

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  • Weather alert sirens to go silent

    The county’s outdated weather alert sirens are to be replaced with a new program called AlertXpress, according to Glen Willis, director of the county’s Independence County Office of Emergency Management.
    AlertXpress will allow any household in the county, or person with a cell phone, to get a call when a variety of dangers develop, Willis said.

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  • Woman awarded I.O.O.F. funding

    JAMESTOWN — For the second year in a row, non-traditional student Zelda Epperson-May has been awarded a $2,000 scholarship through the Jamestown International Order of Odd Fellows Lodge No. 352, Noble Grand Master Vernon Inman said.
    The scholarship was announced Saturday at the lodge, which meets in the old Jamestown School building.
    Epperson-May is working toward a master’s of science in nursing anesthesia degree at Arkansas State University in Jonesboro.

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  • Teens return from ‘trip of their lives’

    JAMESTOWN — Southside senior-to-be Tim Sturch just got back from “the trip of a lifetime.”
    Sturch and five others were the first Arkansas students in 32 years to go on the International Order of Odd Fellows pilgrimage to the United Nations. The I.O.O.F. is the only organization in the world authorized to sponsor trips to the U.N.

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  • New Lyon president feels at home

    Ten years ago Dr. Donald V. Weatherman left Lyon College as a professor of political philosophy. Now he’s back in the college’s top administrative position.
    Weatherman began his tenure July 1 as the college’s 17th president, and he’s already advocating for Lyon.

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  • Free physicals for gridders set in Melbourne

    MELBOURNE — Free physicals for Melbourne football players will be available Saturday, Melbourne Athletic Director Tim Massey said.
    The physicals are for junior and senior high players, grades 7 through 12, and will be administered at Dr. Adam Gray’s office in Melbourne from 8-11 a.m.

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