SULPHUR ROCK — Nell Owena Rodgers, 78, of Sulphur Rock died Monday, Aug. 30, 2010, in a White County hospital.
Born April 10, 1932, in Harold, Texas, she was the daughter of Morton Quisenberry and Ruby Vaughn. She was of the Baptist faith.
Survivors include a son, Daniel Rodgers of Sulphur Rock; a daughter, Paula Mayberry of Texas; a brother, David Quisenberry of Texas; a sister, Ellen Geisler of Texas; two grandchildren, Daniel Mayberry and James Mayberry; and five great-grandchildren, Ty Mayberry, Tucker Mayberry, Tate Mayberry, Freya Mayberry and Creed Mayberry.
SMITHVILLE — Robert O. Isabell, 79, of Smithville died Saturday, Aug. 28, 2010, in a Batesville hospital.
Born March 10, 1931, in Lake City, he was the son of Daniel Isabell and Madie Eaves Vail. He was a U.S. Army veteran, having served during the Korean War from 1950 to 1953, receiving the Bronze Star. For a period of time he was stationed in Germany.
Stopped by police for allegedly driving with half his car across the center line and running over an intersection highway median shortly after midnight Saturday, a local man is now facing drunk driving charges in a Batesville court.
Michael Moody, an Independence County sheriff’s deputy, said he while he was driving toward Desha he saw Scott Lee Thomas, 18, of Jill Circle, hit the island at the intersection of highways 14 and 25.
Claiming memory loss from a car accident, and giving false names to police following an alleged shoplifting incident, led to the arrest of a Batesville man for several outstanding warrants Saturday afternoon.
Independence County Deputy Dustin Robbins said he was called to the Batesville Walmart store around 1:30 p.m. where store employees had detained a man with no identification for trying to steal three headlight bulbs.
Miranda Moseley Critz became the bride of Fred Bonham Greear III on Aug. 14 in Little Rock. The wedding and reception took place at Trapnall Hall. Chaplain Dianne Swaim officiated.
The bride is the daughter of Mary Ann and Jay Critz of Little Rock. She is the granddaughter of Sara and Guy Moseley of Batesville and the late Mariana Ross Critz and the late Julian P. Critz, both of Rogers. The bridegroom’s parents are Ann and Dr. Fred Greear Jr. of Bristol, Va.
MOUNTAIN VIEW — The Ozark Folk Center is hosting the 31st annual Dance Festival Sept. 10-12.
Fees for the festival are $70 for all three days or $50 for that Saturday and Sunday.
Among some of the festivities that will take place are:
• 48 workshops: all levels of clogging, step dancing, Scottish, English, contras, squares, waltzes, polkas, international and more.
• Community dances Friday and Saturday night at the lodge: 10-midnight.
• Jig dance contest: Friday night 6 p.m., Large Auditorium
STRAWBERRY — Milligan Campground Cumberland Presbyterian Church will have its annual homecoming beginning at 11 a.m. Sunday. The event is open to the public.
A potluck will be served at noon under the trees, weather permitting. Those attending are asked to bring food, drinks and lawn chairs, organizer Geraldine Poskey said. Special singing, including entertainment by Charles Landers, will begin at 1:30 p.m.
To reach the church, take Highway 230 between Strawberry and Cave City and turn on Milligan Campground Road. For more information call Poskey at (870) 528-3292.
HEBER SPRINGS — Scott Davis will perform “Magic for the Masses” at 7 p.m. Saturday at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers William Carl Garner Visitor Center auditorium.
The visitor center is located north of Heber Springs at the west end of the dam on Highway 25 and is open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. All programs are free and open to the public. For more information call (501) 362-9067.
SEARCY — Nashville recording artist Mark Wills will be performing at Main Street Searcy’s annual Get Down Downtown festival on Sept. 25 on the Hoffmann Architectural stage on the Courthouse Square.
Admission is free. Those attending may wish to bring lawn chairs.
Get Down Downtown is a two-day event featuring musicians, artists and vendors from throughout the Mid-South. This year’s festival will be Sept. 24-25 in the downtown and Spring Park areas in Searcy.
The annual Fulbright/Moser family reunion will be held Sunday at Mount Pleasant School cafeteria.
Registration will be at 10 a.m. A potluck will be served at noon. All family and friends are invited to attend.
Meanwhile, the Tate/Twilley reunion will begin at 9:30 a.m. Sunday at the Izard County Fairgrounds.
A meal will be served at noon. All friends, family and neighbors are invited.
HORSESHOE BEND —The September meeting of the Strawberry River Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution will be Sept. 11 at the home of Bette Wolfe in Horseshoe Bend.
The meeting will begin at 4 p.m. and will be a potluck supper.
In addition to supper, the group will hold a “white elephant sale,” with proceeds toward a scholarship. Members are urged to bring items.
Sept. 17-23 is Constitution Week. Janet Ross, the Constitution chairwoman, will be the speaker.
The new yearbooks have been mailed to each member, and they are reminded to bring their books with them.