• Ann Twyford

    Margaret Ann Helm Twyford, 53, of Batesville died Monday, Aug. 29, 2011, at her home
    Born March 5, 1958, in Batesville, she was the daughter of J.W. “Red” and Betty Clark Helm. She was a 1976 graduate of Melbourne High School and earned an accounting degree from Arkansas State University in Jonesboro. She worked for several years as a certified public accountant and was employed by Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department. She was united in marriage to John Twyford in 1983 in Las Vegas. As an adolescent and teenager, she attended Melbourne Church of Christ.

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  • Billy Runyan

    BLACK ROCK — Billy F. Runyan, 75, of Black Rock died Monday, Aug. 29, 2011.
    Born April 2, 1936, at Jesup, he was the son of Lester Runyan and Verna Huskey Runyan Ballard. He was a retired truck driver and enjoyed camping, traveling and listening to music. He was of the Baptist faith.

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  • We were warned

    Dear editor:
    I read in something, possibly a newspaper shortly after the Sept. 11, 2001 attack, and this is what it said.
    Those Terrorists who was learning to fly those airplanes at some Flying School here in America, I believe it was possibly two Flying Schools.
    The only thing the Terrorists wanted to do was learn how to fly them airplanes after they were up in the air, not how to take off and land.

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  • August’s reasons to be thankful

    The heat has been almost unbearable, so by the time we felt the moisture of raindrops the majority of us were all thankful for some relief. August has been a good month and I, for one, am ready for some much cooler weather come September. The real highlight (see Aug. 16) came midway through the month. Other good events were in store this month, but more on that in the weeks to come.
    Just like all the previous months, the blessings continued to flow through August.

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  • Cyber relations: Real, fantasy … or just a way out?

    After an exhausting day, all you want to do is put your feet up and spend time with the person you care about the most … and then your spouse walks into the room. Upon their arrival, you close your computer hoping you don’t appear too startled to raise suspicion. Sharing intimate details of your life on Facebook with someone else probably wouldn’t go over so well with your significant other. Your relief is temporary, because this will likely become a reoccurring theme when you continue to “network” with that special person.

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  • Wright, Johnston to solemnize vows

    Vince and Jennifer Wright of Strawberry and Tena Wright of Batesville have announced the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Brittany LeeAnn Wright, to Taylor Wayne Johnston, son of David and Denise Johnston of Batesville.
    The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Charles and Shelby Randolph and the late Norman Wright all of Strawberry, Charles and Alice Harris of Smithville and Gary and Judy Brannon of Farmerville, La. She is the great-granddaughter of Aurora Moore of Cave City.

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  • Milligan Campground event set

    CALAMINE — Homecoming at Milligan Campground Cumberland Presbyterian Church and cemetery will begin shortly before noon Sept. 4 at the cemetery, which is by the church, said Geraldine Poskey, who is assisting with publicity for the event.
    “It’s always the first Sunday in September,” Poskey said.
    A potluck lunch will be served at noon.
    “Bring lawn chairs and enjoy visiting and eating under the big shade trees,” said Poskey, adding that the church is no longer used for services so it is expected to be cooler out under the trees.

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  • Jacksonport State Park announces holiday schedule

    JACKSONPORT — Jacksonport State Park has several upcoming programs.
    6:30-7 p.m. Friday, Becoming a Real Soldier, campground ­­— Confederate soldiers had many romantic ideas about war at the start of the Civil War. Learn how and why their views of war changed. Children may dress up in a soldier’s uniform and equipment.
    3-3:30 p.m. Saturday, Butterfly Magnets, picnic area — Learn about butterfly behaviors such as basking, patrolling and nectaring. Make a butterfly magnet to take home.

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  • Pageant to benefit Beatles Tribute

    WALNUT RIDGE — A beauty pageant titled “Her Majesty” will he held at 2 p.m. Sept. 10 at the Walnut Ridge Community Center.
    The pageant is for girls age newborn through 17 years. Attire for the pageant will be 1960s-inspired wear or casual wear.
    There will be a $50 cash giveaway for one contestant and a drawing for a Beatles cake from the Cake Artist.
    Pageant application forms may be picked up at Three’s Company Hair Salon and Special Things in Walnut Ridge; Cinderella’s in Goobertown; and White Columns in Paragould.

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  • Lake Charles offers programs

    POWHATAN — Lake Charles State Park will offer several upcoming programs, according to a news release.
    4 p.m. Friday and Saturday ­— Take a scenic cruise on Lake Charles aboard a pontoon boat. The tour departs from the Snapp fishing pier in the day use area. Cost is $7 for adults and $3.50 for children. Register at the visitors center. Space is limited.

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  • Heber Springs to host comedy/magic show

    HEBER SPRINGS — The Comedy Magic of Scott Davis will be performed at 7 p.m. Saturday at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers William Carl Garner Visitor Center auditorium. The show will be appropriate for the whole family.
    This will be the last free program of the summer.
    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.

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  • Parker-Jones reunion set

    TUCKERMAN — Ruth Parker Jones and family will host the Second Annual Parker-Jones Family Reunion at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Home Economics Building on the Tuckerman High School campus.
    A meal will be served at 12:30 p.m.
    The event is open to the families and friends of Wilson and Vena Hubble Parker and Chester and Fronia Hunter Jones.
    For more information call Ruth Parker Jones at (870) 349-5133.

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