Couple to mark anniversary

March 8, 2010 Harold and Norma McKinney of Batesville will celebrate their 51st wedding anniversary with a drop-in reception from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Assembly of God Family Life Center located at 20th and Lyon streets in Batesville.Norma Martin and Harold McKinney were married March 13, 1959, at Calvary Baptist Church in Batesville by the Rev. R.A. Bone.Mr. McKinney is retired from White River Petroleum Company as petroleum marketer. Mrs. McKinney retired from the Arkansas State Highway Department as district secretary. They are members of First Assembly of God in Batesville.

Holmans to be honored

March 8, 2010 A reception has been set for the marriage of Justin Holman and Lauren Hayes from 2-4 p.m. March 27 at the Cord Senior Citizen Center. The bride is the daughter of Pat and Darla Hayes and granddaughter of Jim and Barbara McDoniel of Newark, Emmett Hayes and the late Avis Hayes of Picayune, Miss.She graduated from Newark High School in 2005 and is employed at Ag Heritage Farm Credit Service in Newport.

Smiths to celebrate golden anniversary

March 4, 2010 EVENING SHADE — Juney and Bobbie Smith of Evening Shade will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary Saturday. Juney Smith and Bobbie Croft were married in Evening Shade on March 6, 1960. The couple has two children, Judy Smith of Evening Shade and Randy Smith of Sidney; three grandchildren, Lori Wolfe of Evening Shade, Ashley Smith and Logan Smith, both of Sidney; and a great-grandchild, Brayden Smith, also of Sidney.The couple owned and operated Smith’s Garage and Station in Evening Shade for many years.

Wilsons to celebrate 40th

March 3, 2010 Danny and Cathy Wilson will celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary with a reception from 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday at the Citizens Bank Annex in Batesville.Cathy Holder and Danny Wilson were married March 6, 1970, at Southside Missionary Baptist Church.All family and friends are invited to attend the reception.The couple requests no gifts.

Wisdom, Miehl set to solemnize vows

February 26, 2010 JONESBORO — Vaughn and Ellen Wisdom of Jonesboro have announced the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Erin Deirdre Wisdom, to Robert Joseph Miehl, son of Mike and Karen Cole of Bono and the late Michael Miehl.The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Ida Dickey of Jonesboro and the late Melvin Dickey and the late C.W. and Juanita Wisdom.She is a 2009 honor graduate of Westside High School and is a freshman at Arkansas State University.She is employed at St. Bernard’s Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro.

Sisk, Cairns are united in marriage

February 23, 2010 MELBOURNE — Cheyenne Nichole Sisk and Rowan Peter Cairns were united in marriage Jan. 2 at The Peabody in Little Rock with Justin Owen officiating.The bride is the daughter of Jamie and Ember Sisk of Melbourne. She is the granddaughter Jack and Carole Knight of Melbourne and Jim and Patsy Sisk of Oil Trough.The groom is the son of Antony and Shirley Cairns of Bartlett, Tenn. He is the grandson of Marina Aschmann and the late James Aschmann, Irene Cairns and the late Ron Cairns, all of Bartlett.

Woodard, Hoggard to solemnize vows

February 19, 2010 HERMITAGE — Russell and Debbie Woodard of Hermitage have announced the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Jennifer Corrine Woodard, to Andrew Wilson Hoggard, son of James and Althea Hoggard of Cave City.The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Madge Reynolds of Hermitage and the late Jerrell Reynolds and the late William and Velvia Woodard of Warren.She is a 2003 graduate of Hermitage High School and a 2009 graduate of South Arkansas University with a degree in radiology. She is employed by South Arkansas Medical Associates in El Dorado.

Smith, Sexton plan to marry March 20

February 18, 2010 Mr. and Mrs. Richard M. Smith of Searcy announce the engagement of their daughter, Jennifer Ashley Smith, to Phillip Bryan Sexton, son of Mr. and Mrs. Phillip Sexton of Batesville.The bride-elect is the granddaughter of the late Delle Hennessy of Little Rock and Bearden. She holds a bachelor of science in early childhood education and a master of education as a reading specialist from Harding University. She is currently a fourth-grade teacher at Joe Mathias Elementary in Rogers.

Farrar, Barber are united in double-ring ceremony

February 16, 2010 JUDSONIA — Kristen Diane Farrar and Steven Dale Barber were united in marriage in a double-ring ceremony at 1:30 p.m. Dec. 19 at Judsonia Church of Christ.John Kachelman Jr. officiated.The bride is the daughter of Bud and Carol Farrar of Lillie, La., and the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Hilburn of Greenbrier and the late Mr. and Mrs. Woodrow W. Farrar.The groom is the son of Robert and Dana Barber of Floral and the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Barber and Mr. and Mrs. Johnny Knabe, all of Floral.

Walkers mark anniversary

February 15, 2010 Bobby and Diane Walker are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary today.They were married Feb. 15, 1960, in Newark Baptist Church parsonage by the Rev. Gerald Mitchell.They have two children.