• Milligans to mark 50th anniversary

    Mr. and Mrs. Edward Milligan CAVE CITY — Edward and Jenetta Milligan of Cave City will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary June 2. Jenetta Hallmark of Southside and Edward Milligan of Calamine were married June 5, 1962, in Cave City with Alvis Moore officiating. Mr. …

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  • Swift, Brewer to wed

    Chad Brewer and Ashley Swift Ashley Swift and Chad Brewer have announced their engagement and upcoming marriage. The bride-elect is the daughter of Teresa and Walter Pearson of Batesville and Sam and Pam Swift of Cushman. She is a 2008 graduate of Southside High School. …

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  • Treavor Devon Briggs Jr.

    Treavor Briggs and Wendie Newsom, Alaysia and Alexis of Batesville have announced the birth of a son and brother at St. Bernard’s Hospital Birthcare Center at Jonesboro on May 16, 2012. The baby weighed 7 pounds, 2 ounces and has been named Treavor Devon Briggs …

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  • Scarlet Raven Ann Doyle

    Justin Doyle and Lisa Medina and Randolph of Batesville have announced the birth of a daughter and sister at White River Medical Center on May 17, 2012. The baby weighed 7 pounds, 10.3 ounces and has been named Scarlet Raven Ann Doyle. Grandparents of the …

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  • Pioneers’ Ring named again to all-state team

    Tanner Ring Tanner Ring was named to his second straight Class 5A All-State team in Arkansas high school baseball and made a name for himself in Batesville High baseball history, said his coach. “Tanner had another outstanding year,” Batesville Coach Mark Rush said of the …

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  • Lyon signs top v-baller

    The Lyon College Scots have added Makenzie Sharp of Siloam Springs High School to their volleyball roster for the upcoming 2012 season, according to a news release from the college. The 5-foot, 9-inch outside hitter was a Class 5A All-State selection this season as well …

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  • Sports Calendar

    Upcoming sport events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Friday, June 1 – Sunday, June 3, 2012.

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  • If it ‘ain’t’ broke, then don’t fix it

    Larry Stroud “What the ???” The headline on this column is one of the best pieces of advice ever given. Why some people feel the need to change things just to be changing them is beyond me. So many times, people change a successful formula …

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  • How Texas education tops talking pineapples

    A recent question on a standardized test in New York State seemed to set the bar for stupidity in education reform. Schoolchildren were asked to imagine a race between a talking pineapple and a rabbit, and were asked why the spectators ate the pineapple and …

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  • Elsie Moody

    CALICO ROCK — Elsie Mae Havner Moody, 90, of Calico Rock died Tuesday, May 29, 2012, in Iuka. Born April 9, 1922, in Denver, she was the daughter of Adolph and Lucille King Havner. She was united in marriage to Paul R. Moody on Dec. …

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  • Bob Westbrook

    Robert Lee “Bob” Westbrook, 89, of Batesville died Monday, May 28, 2012, at his home. Born July 16, 1922, he was the son of Andrew and Zula Westbrook. He was of the Baptist faith and attended Parkview Baptist Church in Batesville. He was a World …

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  • Fred O’Dell

    Fred O’Dell PLEASANT PLAINS — Fred A. O’Dell, 92, of Pleasant Plains died Tuesday, May 29, 2012, in a Batesville hospital. Born July 15, 1919, at Imboden, he was the son of Thomas A. and Martha Jones O’Dell. He was a U.S. Army World War …

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