• Gifts from the heart: Baking expert offers ideas

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The possibilities for a special gift from your kitchen are endless — a great pound cake, a loaf of banana bread, special cinnamon rolls or even a homemade pecan pie.
    “Anything you bake from a treasured family recipe will have special meaning as a gift to a friend,” said Martha White baking expert Linda Carman. “However, practically speaking, cookies are one of the best choices for gift giving.”

    Read More

  • ASU awards scholarships

    Jonesboro — Arkansas State University in Jonesboro has awarded scholarships to several area students starting with the fall 2010 semester.
    Sarah Landers, a senior at Cave City High School, has accepted a Chancellor’s Scholarship.
    During high school, her achievements and activities included: Key Club, Beta Club, Future Business Leaders of America, SkillsUSA, Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America, Video Yearbook/TV, and Quiz Bowl. Landers is also an honors student.
    Her parents are Ray and Cathy Landers of Cave City.

    Read More

  • Hannahs to perform

    SOUTHSIDE — The Hannahs will perform at 10:30 a.m. Sunday at Mount Zion Baptist Church.
    A Thanksgiving meal will follow the services. Donations will be taken for the church’s new van.
    The church is located at 149 Rorie St. in Southside.

    Read More

  • Legal Aid board to meet

    Legal Aid of Arkansas board of directors will hold a regular meeting at 9:30 a.m. Dec. 5 at First Community Bank in Batesville, located at 1325 Harrison St.
    The meeting is open to the public.

    Read More

  • Is it stuffing or dressing?

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. — No matter what you call it, dressing or stuffing is a revered holiday tradition all over the country.
    “What you call it and whether it’s made with bread or cornbread is probably dictated by family tradition and where you grew up,” said the Martha White baking expert Linda Carman. “Southerners generally call the famous accompaniment dressing, not stuffing, and prefer to make it with cornbread and bake it in a pan alongside the turkey.”

    Read More

  • Penn, Gates are married

    Stacie Penn and Daniel Gates were united in marriage Tuesday at Second Chance Full Gospel.
    John Martin officiated.
    The bride is the daughter of the late James Paul “Flea” Lawrence of Hoxie and Beverly Penn of Jonesboro.
    The groom’s parents are Sam and Pam Gates of Batesville and Don and Marilyn Poore of Illinois.
    The bride was given in marriage by her son, Jacob Penn.
    Flower girl was Abigail Gates, daughter of the groom.
    Ring bearer was Samuel Gates, son of the groom.

    Read More

  • Bethesda EHC

    BETHESDA — Twelve members of the Bethesda Extension Homemaker Club and four guests enjoyed a thanksgiving dinner at the clubs’ monthly meeting held at the Bethesda Fire Station on Nov. 17.
    The guest of honor was Stephanie Schindler, county agent for family and consumer sciences.
    Following the meal an abbreviated business meeting was conducted with club president Corliss May presiding. Much of the discussion centered around the club’s blessing box project. The recipient family for this year is one whose home was destroyed by fire a few weeks ago.

    Read More

  • Layne Taylor Holder

    Taylor and Amanda Holder, Keller and Kiarie of Batesville have announced the birth of a son and brother at Baptist Health Hospital on Nov. 3, 2009. The baby weighed 5 pounds, 5 ounces and has been named Layne Taylor Holder.
    Grandparents of the child are Wayne and Lisa Holder and Chester and Corrine Tate.
    Great-grandparents are Bill and Wanda Holder, Robert and Fern Franks, Dorothy Tate and the late Willie Tate, Willene Keller and the late S.V. Keller and the late Frank and Doris Garth.

    Read More

  • Allison Maye Justice

    Nathan and Crystal Justice of Hardy have announced the birth of a daughter at White River Medical Center on Nov. 13, 2009. The baby weighed 7 pounds, 7.3 ounces and has been named Allison Maye Justice.
    Grandparents of the child are Johnny and Bonnie Pendarvis and James and Nancy Justice.

    Read More

  • Micah Aaron Reece Throckmorton

    Joshua and Mindy Throckmorton, Trinity and Colt of Mountain View have announced the birth of a daughter and sister at White River Medical Center on Nov. 15, 2009. The baby weighed 7 pounds, 5.4 ounces and has been named Micah Aaron Reece Throckmorton.
    Grandparents of the child are Dee and Peggy Throckmorton and James and Sharon Ross.

    Read More

  • Letter to the Editor

    A lot of rhetoric

    Rhetoric should have meaning. Language should have value.
    What then is meant by the phrase we are now hearing so often from the politico, “We have a moral obligation to pass this legislation”?
    Morals must be based on some standard. Among the most frequent standards used as a basis for moral values are scripture, tradition, reason and experience.

    Read More

  • Leif Erikson was not Methuselah

    A caller reported this week that my recent column about Leif Erikson Day indicated Erikson, of Scandinavian descent, was born about 970 B.C. in Iceland. Wow! That would have made him more than 1,970 years old by the time he first visited Vinland (America), around 1001 A.D.
    That’s more than twice the age of Methuselah as stated in the Bible. Methuselah lived to be 969.
    Some scholars theorize that the longest-living patriarchs mentioned in the Bible had such long lives because a water vapor canopy, or “bubble,” protected the earth from radiation prior to the great flood.

    Read More