Jared and Samantha Johnson and Quinn of Zion have announced the birth of a daughter and sister at White River Medical Center on July 13, 2010. The baby weighed 5 pounds, 12 ounces and has been named Reese Calin Johnson.
Grandparents of the child are Mike and Caren Warden, Sam and Linda Crabtree and Jim Johnson.
Great-grandparents are Betty Wilkerson, Anna Beth Crabtree, Darrel Johnson and Margerite Woolverton.
William Lamme III and Elizabeth Hightower of Batesville have announced the birth of a son at White River Medical Center on July 22, 2010. The baby weighed 8 pounds, 7.6 ounces and has been named William Charles Lamme IV.
Grandparents of the child are William Lamme II, Wallace Hightower and Colleen Hightower.
Great-grandparents are Margaret Lamme, Pauline Shipp and John Shipp.
Daniel and Summer Miller of Mountain View have announced the birth of a daughter at White River Medical Center on July 22, 2010. The baby weighed 7 pounds, 6.4 ounces and has been named Mariah Elizabeth Miller.
Grandparents of the child are Chris and Tammy Romero, Verna Martin, Gary Miller and Carri Miller.
Great-grandparents are Lula and W.G. Jones Jr. and Dave and Jeanne Pier.
Dan Owens and Rachel Rooker and Kaydence of Mountain View have announced the birth of a son and brother at White River Medical Center on July 22, 2010. The baby weighed 7 pounds, 5 ounces and has been named Kyson Kain Owens.
Grandparents of the child are Johnny and Vivian Rooker, Tim Owens and Susie McCoy.
Brisden and Alisha Slayden and Averie of Batesville have announced the birth of a daughter and sister at White River Medical Center on July 23, 2010. The baby weighed 8 pounds, 4.7 ounces and has been named Haddie Nash Slayden.
Grandparents of the child are Jerry and Teresa Frazier and Jay and Vananda Slayden.
Great-grandparents are Ann Womack and the late Billy John Womack, Mollie Slayden and the late L.J. Slayden, Kenneth and Elwanda Nash and Ida Mae Frazier and the late Dean Frazier.
Derick and Andi Stewart, Josh and Aubri of Evening Shade have announced the birth of a son and brother at White River Medical Center on July 22, 2010. The baby weighed 8 pounds, 6 ounces and has been named Haden James Stewart.
Grandparents of the child are David and Carolyn Cooper and Alton and Debbie Stewart, all of Evening Shade.
Great-grandparents are Gary and Tia Wimberly of Walker, La.
Grant McChesney, Baylor University sophomore and 2008 Batesville High graduate, has been selected as one of 14 students to participate in the BIG study abroad program in Dresden, Germany.
“The Baylor In Germany program brings abundant opportunities for cultural immersion,” according to a news release. Students attend intensive language classes at the Technische Universitat, earning six credit hours in language while traveling and studying.
LITTLE ROCK — Shelby Paschal of Mammoth Spring and Jacob Spence of Morrilton recently won the robot race at the Engineering Scholars Program summer camp Tuesday at Donaghey College of Engineering and Information Science at University of Arkansas at Little Rock.
The two were among the 21 high school scholars interested in pursuing engineering majors in college and are participating in the two-week residential camp. Campers live in on-campus housing and participate in engineering activities, learn about the profession, and interact with engineering professors.
MAMMOTH SPRING — Mammoth Spring willhold its 117th annual Old Soldier’s Reunion on Aug. 9-14.
“The family fun for this long-time event includes carnival rides and games, food booths, a talent show, square dancing, crafts, bingo and more,” according to a news release.
On the 14th, Union and Confederate troops will have an encampment and demonstrate drills and firing weapons. A skirmish between troops will start at 2 p.m. Spectators may bring lawn chairs. Admission is free. Call (870) 625-7364 for more information.
The Batesville School District Early Learning and Enrichment Center will host its annual Back to School Care Fair from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Aug. 3 at 1900 Lyon St. Free dental, health and hearing screenings will be offered as well as free haircuts, backpacks (while supplies last) and school supplies.
“This is a huge event that helps lots of families. Last year one of the optometrists found a tumor behind a child’s eye and the child is still receiving care,” Parents As Teachers director Lorrie McClure said.
DESHA — Desha Baptist Church will host vacation Bible school for adults and youth from 6:15-8 p.m. Aug. 1-5.
An evening meal will start at 6:15 followed by Bible study at 7 with Lance Hames from the Cowboy Church.
This year’s theme is Saddle Ridge Ranch. A nursery will be provided.
Desha Baptist is located on Heber Springs Road. For more information call (870) 251-2977, (870) 307-2056 or 307-9653.