• Carters mark 60 years

    Jewel Dean “J.D.” and Marian Doyle Carter of Davenport, Iowa, celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary with a family dinner Sunday.
    Mr. Carter did carpentry work with his father, John David Carter of Evening Shade, and continued carpentry as his lifelong occupation. Mrs. Carter sold real estate for more than 40 years, earning many sales awards. They are now both retired.

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  • VFW Post 4501 presents awards

    Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4501 recently presented honors and awards to several students at Batesville Junior High School.
    These awards were given to district level winners of the annual Patriots Pen essay writing contest. Carrigan Burdin received first place, R. Evan Ashmore received second place and Richard Jonathan “Jon” Ward received third place.
    Burdin advances to the state level competition. Meanwhile, Tom Uselton, eighth-grade history teacher and faculty sponsor of the essay contest, received the VFW Teacher of the Year award.

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  • The Weekend Events

    Upcoming events in Batesville and the surrounding area from Friday, February 17- Sunday, February 19.

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  • Bluesday Tuesday to feature pianist

    NEWPORT — Rockin’ Luke Stroud and The Fifties Beat will perform at 7 p.m. Feb. 21 for the next KASU Bluesday Tuesday concert at the Newport Country Club.
    Admission is free but donations will be taken. The country club is located at 703 Walker Drive.
    Stroud of Cave City taught himself to play piano at 9 after he was inspired by the music he heard on a Jerry Lee Lewis cassette his father brought home. He pantomimed on a broken piano for years until his parents bought him one that worked in March 1994.

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  • Boy Scouts host chili dinner

    Boy Scouts of America will host a chili dinner from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday at First United Methodist Church, located at 615 East Main St. in Batesville.
    The meal will include chili, corn chips, dessert and drink. Dine-in and carry-out meals will be available.
    The cost is $5.
    Proceeds will help offset expenses for attendance at Philmont, the National Boy Scout Camp at Cimarron, N.M., as well as benefitting local Boy Scout activities.

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  • Ozark Foothills FilmFest poster unveiling set for Feb. 21

    The Ozark Foothills FilmFest will hold its annual Poster Unveiling and Festival Press Conference at 11 a.m. Feb. 21 at the Batesville Area Arts Council Gallery at 246 East Main St. Coffee and scones will be served.

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  • CPR, first-aid class to be held

    Vital Link ambulance service will offer the Heartsaver cardiopulmonary resuscitation and first aid class from 6 to 10 p.m. Feb. 20 in the Alan Davis Conference Center, located at 1033 E.M.S. Drive in Batesville.
    The fee of $25 covers the textbook and CPR card.
    To register, call (870) 793-3351.

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  • ASU-MH holds College Goal Sunday

    MOUNTAIN HOME — College Goal Sunday is a one-day event in which Arkansas State University at Mountain Home, along with 30 other locations around the state, will provide help to students and families completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid.
    The free event will be at 2 p.m. Feb. 19 in First National Hall on the ASU-MH campus.
    To learn more about College Goal Sunday, visit arcollegegoalsunday.org. For updates, “like” Arkansas Say Go College on Facebook.

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  • Billy Wilkerson

    CAVE CITY — Billy Glenn Wilkerson, 49, of Cave City died Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2012, at his home.
    Born Jan. 28, 1963, at Batesville, he was the son of Billy Sunday and Glenna Wilkerson. He was a truck driver for 25 years. He enjoyed his children, hunting and fishing. He was a member of Park Avenue Missionary Baptist Church in Stuttgart.

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  • James Dillon

    ASH FLAT — James Dillon, 76, of Ash Flat died Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2012, in a Batesville hospital.
    Survivors include his wife, Karen Dillon; two sons, Michael Dillon of Houston and Johnny Dillon of Thornton, Colo.; three daughters, Dorothy Barrett of Fountain, Colo., Denice Dillon of Cheyenne, Wyo., and Kathy Easley of Frisco, Tenn.; a brother, Richard Dillon of Evergreen, Colo.; 16 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.
    A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, located at 6 Scenic Court in Ash Flat.
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  • Chub Creameans

    CHEROKEE VILLAGE — Charles Ray “Chub” Creameans, 68, of Cherokee Village died Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2012, at his home.
    Born Feb. 9, 1944, in Newport, he was the son of Albert and Susie Hembrey Creameans. He served in the U.S. Navy and was a factory worker.
    Survivors include a son, Stephen Creameans; a daughter, Kelley Edwards; four brothers, James Creameans of Cherokee Village, Albert Creameans, Jack Creameans and Larry Creameans; a sister, Judy Colter; and three grandchildren.

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  • Margaret Hamilton

    CAVE CITY — Margaret Hamilton, 89, of Cave City died Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2012, in Cave City.
    Born Nov. 11, 1922, in Cresson, Pa., she was the daughter of Harry and Mary Stock Anstead. She married Orville Hamilton on Feb. 5, 1948, at Cresson. She worked as a secretary for Glenview Ice Skating Rink. She moved to Mountain Home in 1992 from Buffalo Grove, Ill. She had lived in Cave City since 2007. She was a member of St. Peter the Fisherman Catholic Church and was a life member of the Alley-White Post No. 52 American Legion Auxiliary.

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