NEWPORT — Mildred Anderson, 82, died Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2011, in a Batesville hospital.
She was born June 12, 1929, in Oklahoma.
Survivors include four children, Diane Cain and David Anderson, both of Magness, Peggy Hustad of Scapoose, Ore., and Gene Anderson of Visalia, Calif.; 11 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Doyle Anderson; her mother, Ira Pelts; and a son, Daniel Anderson.
I asked a reporter at Unnamed Major Metropolitan Newspaper why they don’t cover suicides. Why is it that traditionally in the press there’s a veil of silence draped over taking your own life?
He said it’s because they don’t want to encourage the behavior. The concern is if they report on it, others will copy. There’s no such apprehension when it comes to covering homicides, but I digress. “
Plus there are far more suicides than murders and we don’t cover every murder,” is how another crime reporter put it.
“Watching guys spit in the dugouts is not exactly a great thing to watch.”
Those understated words are the opinion of Major League Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig, who hopes to see a ban on smokeless tobacco in the next MLB contract. This is partly an image thing but mostly an effort to end the cycle of players tacitly glamorizing tobacco for the impressionable youngsters who idolize them. (The Centers for Disease Control report that in 2009, 15 percent of high school boys used smokeless tobacco — up more than one-third since 2003).
My boyfriend has been sick. He complained of nausea, loss of appetite and feeling very weak.
After the second day of missing work, he went to the doctor. He is like most men, hates going but apparently he couldn’t take it anymore. He was diagnosed with having a stomach virus.
Great. Now me and my daughter have something to look forward to. I rarely get sick so I wasn’t worried abut me, it was my child.
This sweet, little, innocent girl didn’t deserve to be sick and I prayed she wouldn’t get it.
PINE BLUFF — Biologists with the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission last week proposed continuing the conservative turkey season structure, which has been in place since 2007. If approved at the October meeting, the season would be 18 days for most of the state with an additional two-day youth hunt.
The proposed season would begin April 14 and continue through May 1 in zones 1, 2, 3, 4B, 5, 5B, 6, 7, 7A, 8, 9, 10 and 17. In zones 4, 4A, 5A and 9A, it would run April 14-24.
Zone 1A would remain closed. A youth hunt is proposed for April 7-8 in all open zones.
CAVE CITY — Shawn Walker and James Turner weighed in four bass totaling 10.70 pounds to win the Cave City Bass Club’s season-ending Classic tournament Saturday on Lake Norfork, said tournament director Ron Watkins.
Seventeen qualifying anglers participated.
David Wooten and Chris Richardson finished second with five bass totaling 8.50 pounds.
Watkins and his teammate, Chris Wooten, were just behind with four bass totaling 8.40 pounds.
Marianna at Cave City
Kickoff • tonight 7
Cave City suffered a last-minute loss to the Newport Greyhounds last week. Will the Cavemen be able to rebound with their first win of the season tonight when they host the Marianna Trojans, or will the visitors leave town with their first 4A-2 District victory of the year? The night’s activities will begin with an introduction of the Fall Royalty at 6:30.
CAVE CITY — Led by running back-receiver Robert Ferrell, the Clinton Junior Yellow Jackets started fast and ran away from the Cave City Cavemen for a 46-22, 4A-2 District football victory here Thursday night.
Ferrell scored touchdowns from approximately 40 and 60 yards out in the first half, sparking the visitors to a 32-8 halftime lead, then added a 50-yard TD run in the third quarter.
On his first big-play strike, Ferrell caught a pass from quarterback Fielder Dufrene.
PARAGOULD — The Batesville Junior Pioneer football team traveled to Paragould and earned their first 5A-East District road win of the year against the Junior Rams by a final score of 28-14.
The victory improves Batesville’s record to 4-0-1 overall and 2-0 in league play.
On their opening possession, the Junior Rams marched down the field on a 4-play, 2-minute drive to score the game’s opening touchdown. Paragould quarterback Dylan Hoggard raced 51 yards to put the home team on top, but only momentarily.
Steven Winkle and Mandi Cossey and Jaysa of Sulphur Rock have announced the birth of a daughter and sister at Harris Hospital in Newport on Aug. 10, 2011. The baby weighed 7 pounds, 4 ounces and has been named Kaydence JoAnn Winkle.
Grandparents of the child are Jerry and Reba Fenn of Bradford and Billy Cossey of Sulphur Rock and the late JoAnn Cossey.
Great-grandparents are Sandra Dawson of Sulphur Rock and Arlene Dorris of Cave City.
Joseph and Sarah Colvin and Jaxon of Evening Shade have announced the birth of a daughter and sister at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Medical Center in Little Rock on Sept. 7, 2011. The baby weighed 2 pounds and has been named Lauren Claire Colvin.
Grandparents of the child are Steve and Madelyn Milligan of Cave City, Jesse and Evadell Jones of Horseshoe Bend and the late Curtis Colvin of Palestine.
Great-grandparents are Douglas and Gwen Conyers of Mount Pleasant, Charlie and Evelina Kelley of Wynne and the late Helen and Buddy Colvin of Palestine.
Benjamin and Sonia Aleman of Batesville have announced the birth of a daughter at White River Medical Center on Sept. 22, 2011. The baby weighed 6 pounds, 15.6 ounces and has been named Alyson Bethany Aleman.
Grandparents of the child are Porter and Paula Roy, Alberto Perez and Vilma A. and Victor Aleman.