• Pauline Wilkerson

    Pauline Wilkerson, 88, of Cave City died Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2010, at a Cave City nursing home.
    Born Sept. 15, 1921, at Emery, she was the daughter of Charlie and Ella Brashers Johnson. She worked at the McGehee Bank for more than 15 years, enjoyed mission work at the First Baptist Church in McGehee and was a member of the Eastside Baptist Church in Cave City.

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  • Henry Sandy

    Henry Dean Sandy, 52, of Batesville died Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2010, at Batesville.
    Born July 26, 1957, in Batesville, he was the son of Henry Morris Sandy and Leona Verser Sandy. He was a member of Desha Baptist Church and a Northside volunteer firefighter.

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  • Energy efficiency may lower taxes

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Making energy efficient improvements to your home will do more than reduce your energy costs — they’ll also reduce your tax bill.
    The tax credit for energy-efficient windows or doors, air conditioners or furnaces, or other energy-saving improvements disappeared in 2008, but returned for 2009 and 2010 — at an even higher value. This is one case where procrastination paid off.

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  • Libertarians to get together

    JONESBORO — The Arkansas Libertarian Party 1st Congressional District meeting will be at 2 p.m. Feb. 6 at The Edge Coffee House, 1900 Aggie Rd., Jonesboro.
    One does not have to be a member of the Libertarian Party to attend. For more information contact Rodger Paxton at (901) 213-7651 or visit www.lpar.org.

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  • Author to be at Words

    HARDY — Christine Lynxwiler will be at Words Bookstore in Hardy from 2 to 4 p.m. Feb. 6 with the second book in her McCord Sister Romance series, titled “Cowgirl at Heart.” The first book in the series is “The Reluctant Cowgirl.”
    The bookstore is located at 201 Spring St., a block north of Main Street. The bookstore is open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily with live music from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday through Saturday. For more information, call (870) 856-5579.
    For more information about the author, visit www.christinelynxwiler.com.

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  • Church to hold event

    CUSHMAN — Friendship Outreach Inc. will present a celebration of praise for God and family featuring Doc and Connie Spurlin and Rusty at 6:30 p.m. Saturday at Cushman Baptist Church, located at 2530 Claxton Loop in Cushman.
    Admission is free, but donations will be taken.
    All proceeds will benefit the Women’s Addictions Resistance Project, a residential facility for women struggling with habitual behaviors.
    For more information call (870) 307-1815.

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  • WBC awards scholarships

    Walnut Ridge — Williams Baptist College has awarded scholarships to two area high school seniors based on their college entrance examination scores.
    Samantha Wilson of Batesville received a President’s Select Scholarship. Wilson is a senior at Southside High School. She is the daughter of Charles and Anita Farrier of Batesville.
    Cheyenne Childers of Cave City received a President’s Scholarship. The daughter of Mark and Laura Childers of Cave City, Childers is a senior at Cave City High School.

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  • 4 receive Lyon scholarships

    Kristen Allyse Collins, Meredith McKinney and Tenisha Robertson, all of Batesville, and Kirbi Chase McMullin of Locust Grove have been accepted for admission to Lyon College and have been awarded scholarships.
    Each year, Lyon College awards scholarships to outstanding applicants who show special promise as productive members of the college community.
    Collins is the daughter of Wanda and Jerry Woodall of Batesville and the granddaughter of Marie Runions and Loyd Gillis of Rich Hill, Mo., and Rocky and Donna McIntosh of Batesville.

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  • McKenzzie Lee Branscum

    Lucas Branscum and Kimberly Bailey and Rebecca of Desha have announced the birth of a daughter and sister at White River Medical Center on Jan. 11, 2010. The baby weighed 4 pounds, 8 ounces and has been named McKenzzie Lee Branscum.
    Grandparents of the child are Mark and Barbara Bailey, the late Rebecca Branscum, Rick Branscum and Jannet Lyons.
    Great-grandparents are Phillip and Bobbie Ballew, Thurlow Branscum and Randal and Beverly Bailey.

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  • Edward Joshua Cohenour

    Jeremy and Elizabeth Cohenour of Floral have announced the birth of a son at White River Medical Center on Jan. 25, 2010. The baby weighed 7 pounds, 11 ounces and has been named Edward Joshua Cohenour.
    Grandparents of the child are Denny and Elaine Gottschalk and Charlotte Cohenour.
    Great-grandparents are Ann Gottschalk and Chuck Novak.

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  • Aryanna Gabreil Parks

    William and Melinda Parks, Skylynn, Landen and William of Batesville have announced the birth of a daughter and sister at White River Medical Center on Jan. 15, 2010. The baby weighed 7 pounds, 15.7 ounces and has been named Aryanna Gabreil Parks.
    Grandparents of the child are Linda Holley, William Holley, Jeff and Michelle Hunkins and Dorthy Smith.
    Great-grandparent is Clystia Waggle.

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  • Chasity Nichole Riley

    Kristy Riley and Allison of Southside have announced the birth of a daughter and sister at Harris Hospital in Newport on Jan. 22, 2010. The baby weighed 8 pounds, 3.6 ounces and has been named Chasity Nichole Riley.
    Grandmother of the child is Patricia Smith.

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