• The ghosts of Arkansas await your arrival … Ark. tourism dept. launches Haunted Arkansas Web site

    Little Rock — If you have nerves of steel, explore the new “Haunted Arkansas” Web section www.Arkansas.com/haunted — unveiled just in time for Halloween!
    “Ghost Tourism is a fun and exciting niche that Arkansas is proud to explore. Arkansas has many unique stories and locations that provide mystery and thrill to vacationers, said Dena Woerner, communications manager for the Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism. “This site provides one location to find places, stories and fun fall events around the state.”

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  • Money raised

    Smart Style Family Hair Salon employees, friends and volunteers gathered outside the Batesville Walmart Saturday for a Breast Cancer Awareness fun fair and photogenic contest.
    “We are hoping to raise $1,000 today,” salon stylist Johnna Williams said Saturday morning. “Through generous donations from local businesses we are having a bake sale, silent auction, baby games, dunk tank and a diamond dig with a diamond ring valued at $100 donated by Walmart.”

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  • Monnie Isley

    SULPHUR ROCK — Monnie Lee Isley, 93, of Sulphur Rock died Sunday, Sept. 27, 2009, in a Batesville hospital.
    Born July 20, 1916, at Mitchum, she was the daughter of John Bert and Margaret Carmack Isley. She retired from International Shoe Company in Batesville and enjoyed watching baseball.
    Survivors include a daughter, Carolyn Isley Buie of Sulphur Rock; four grandchildren, Don Buie of Caldwell, Idaho, Jerry Buie of Batesville, Johnny Buie of Trumann and Cynthia Buie Mason of Mountain View; eight great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

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  • Billy Humphry

    CHEROKEE VILLAGE — Billy Ray Humphry, 81, of Cherokee Village died Saturday, Sept. 26, 2009, in a Salem hospital.
    Survivors include a brother, Robert Humphry of California.
    A memorial service will be held at a later date in Memphis. Arrangements are by Heath Funeral Home Oak Hill Chapel in Highland.
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  • Vivian Richardson

    SULPHUR ROCK — Vivian M. Riley Richardson, 86, of Sulphur Rock died Monday, Sept. 28, 2009, at her home.
    Born Feb. 22, 1923, in Sylamore, she was the daughter of Earl and Julia Payne Riley. She was a homemaker and was of the Baptist faith.
    Survivors include her husband of 67 years, Carl “Cricket” Richardson; a son, Billy Richardson of Sulphur Rock; a daughter, Cathy Huff of Pfeiffer; three brothers, Frank Riley, Vaughn Riley and Don Riley; a sister, Joline Burrow; eight grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and eight great-great-grandchildren.

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  • Orlando Teague

    MOUNTAIN VIEW — Orlando Teague, 89, of Mountain View died Monday, Sept. 28, 2009, in Mountain View.
    Born Aug. 21, 1920, in Big Flat, he was the son of John and Ethel Cartwright Teague. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Mountain View and was a former deacon of Emmanuel Baptist Church in Batesville. He was a retired school administrator for Batesville School District.

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  • Sarah Butler

    HARDY — Sarah Lynn Butler, 12, of Hardy died Saturday, Sept. 26, 2009, at her home.
    Born July 18, 1997, at Irving, Texas, she was the daughter of William Waldsachs and Starr Butler Chapps. She was a student at Williford High School, was a member of the ASPIRE Club and played in the band. She was of the Baptist faith.

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  • Ada Hicks

    Ada Francis Hicks, 74, of Batesville died Sunday, Sept. 27, 2009, at her home.
    Born May 28, 1935, in Durant, Okla., she was the daughter of David Cortland Owens and Oakly Kelley Owens. She was a homemaker and was of the Baptist faith.

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  • Jacksonport schedules activities

    JACKSONPORT — Jacksonport State Park has scheduled activities for this weekend. Some charge a fee and other programs may be free. For more information, call (870) 523-2143 or e-mail donna.bentley@arkansas.gov.
    Activities are as follows:

    Friday

    6:30 p.m., campground — Fur Traders. A park interpreter will discuss some of the most sought-after animals of the fur trade, how their fur was used, and how the fur trade affected Arkansas.
    Saturday

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  • Author series begins Nov. 13

    SEARCY — The 2009-10 Young Adult Author Series begins Nov. 13 at Harding University. Sponsored by the University’s Graduate Reading Programs, the line-up includes authors:
    • Patricia McCormick, Nov. 13-14;
    • Roland Smith, Jan. 15-16;
    • Kimberly Willis Holt, Feb. 5-6;
    • Jordan Sonnenblick, April 23-24.
    The series gives teachers and students an opportunity to hear firsthand from young adult authors. The workshops will help teachers connect with authors who are part of their classroom curriculum.

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  • Scholarship recipients recognized

    Melbourne — Ozarka College scholarship recipients were recognized at a reception on Sept. 3.
    More than 100 people attended, including 30 scholarship students, their families, Ozarka College Foundation Board members, Board of Trustees, and Ozarka staff, faculty and administration.

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  • Stone County Resource Council gives fourth endowment

    Mountain View — Ozarka College has received a fourth gift from the Stone County Community Resource Council (SCCRC) in Mountain View. The council now has endowments to assist students in the Stone County area.
    SCCRC President Jim Qualls presented the fourth $10,000 gift to Ozarka President Dr. Richard Dawe at the SCCRC office in Mountain View last week. Ozarka Trustee, Foundation and SCCRC board members were also present.

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