CAVE CITY — Thomas Broughton was honored today at the UniFirst facility in Cave City as employee of the year, Manager Wayne Burnham said.
The announcement coincided with the UniFirst Corporation’s Founder’s Day, which honors the memory of the late Aldo Croatti who started the company on July 12, 1936. Croatti died in 2001.
Burnham said Broughton was honored “because of the ongoing contributions he makes to UniFirst’s success and his constant willingness to go the extra mile in creating customer satisfaction.”
POCAHONTAS — Billy Joe Rogers, 61, of Pocahontas, formerly of Cave City, died Wednesday, July 14, 2010, in a Poplar Bluff, Mo., hospital.
Born Sept. 30, 1948, at Cave City, he was the son of Herbert Conley and Ruby Audrey Boles Rogers. He was a disabled U.S. Army veteran, having served as a sergeant with the 2nd Company 16th Infantry Rangers “Big Red One” in Vietnam from 1969 to 1970. He was decorated six times in combat, including the Purple Heart and the Bronze Star. He was of the Baptist faith.
Sarah Walter and Robert Latus were united in marriage in a double ring ceremony May 22 at First Baptist Church.
Dr. Gary Buckner and the Rev. Les Farley officiated.
The bride is the daughter of Col. George R. Walter Jr. and Kathryn Walter, both of Batesville. The groom’s parents are George Latus and Linda Latus, both of Sulphur Rock.
Candlelit bronze columns and candelabras decorated the sanctuary. Flowing arrangements of roses, stargazer lilies, Calla lilies, spider mums, tulips and gladiolus festooned the altar. Magnolias were draped in the stained glass windows.
Melbourne — In December of 2009, the Ozarka College Foundation Board welcomed three new members from the northern Fulton County area. Leta Montgomery, Rose Pierce and Jo Kay Smith were unanimously appointed to serve on the board.
Smith is a long time resident of Mammoth Spring and retired from the Mammoth Spring School District after 37 years of service. She also has been an adjunct instructor for Ozarka College for several years. Smith is now giving her time and talent to promote, recruit and educate prospective students in that region.
MOUNTAIN VIEW — Blanchard Springs Caverns offers summer interpretive activities at the Blanchard Springs Recreation Area with different topics highlighted each week, according to a news release.
Activities include outdoor amphitheater programs presented at 8:30 p.m. on Wednesdays and Fridays, day and/or night programs on Thursdays, and guided walks at 9:30 a.m. on Saturdays. Most programs are held at or near the amphitheater, located near the picnic area at the base of Sandfield Bluff.
This week’s topic is Arkansas, and programs are:
The Moms of the Military (MOMS) Prayer and Support Group will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday at Fellowship Baptist Church.
The meeting is open to all women with family serving in any branch of the military. The group meets the third Monday evening of each month to share experiences, military information and ideas, and to support one another. Child care will be available.
For information, call Debbie Webb at (870) 251-2100 or the church at 251-1918. The church is located at 1003 Batesville Blvd.
To the Editor:
I will make this short and to the point. I have seen the program on the new proposed recreational complex and am totally in favor of this facility for Batesville.
I have lived in Arkansas and in Evening Shade for over forty years.
In answer to those who wrote opposing the proposed complex, I have been paying your TAXES in Batesville and will continue to pay taxes every time I shop in Batesville.
This TAX will be paid by everybody that visits Batesville and EATS or SHOPS in Batesville.
I have watched and listened to the debates and the attempts to sell us the new recreational complex with a great amount of interest. Mainly my interest is because this thing will cost me money. So far what I have learned is the fact that they want me to go to the car lot, be given a long-term note I have to pay and they will show me what kind of car, the color and options, and where it is later.
After a yearlong legal battle, Adriel Arocha has finally won the right to attend public school wearing his hair in traditional braids — a practice his family believes is essential for expressing their faith as members of the Liban Apache tribe.
Last week, a federal appeals court ruled that a Texas school district violated the then-kindergartner’s religious-freedom rights in 2008 when it refused to exempt him from the district’s dress code requiring boys to wear short hair.