Couple to mark 50th anniversary

January 4, 2012 The Rev. Weldon T. and Myrtle Nichols of Batesville will celebrate their 50th anniversary with a reception at 3 p.m. Saturday at Southside Assembly of God Church.Myrtle Thompson and Weldon Nichols were married in Cooper, Texas.They have two children, Sheila Rutledge and Ray Nichols, both of Batesville.The reception will be hosted by their daughter.All friends and relatives are invited to attend.

Phelps, Williams unite in marriage

January 3, 2012 CONWAY — Kristen Lane Phelps of Conway and Jarod Williams of Floral were united in covenant marriage at 5:30 p.m. Oct. 16 at Christ Church in Conway.The Rev. Phil Fletcher and Dr. Dennis Phelps officiated.The bride is the daughter of Dennis and Robbin Phelps of Slidell, La., and the granddaughter of Vestal Phelps and the late Vaughn Phelps of Monroe, La., and Harold and Glenna Loewer of Eunice, La.The groom is the son of Bill and Rose Mary Williams of Floral and the grandson of Ellene Cox and the late Adrian Cox of Floral and James and Peggy Williams of Walnut Ridge.

Hardin, LaBrun to exchange vows

January 2, 2012 DESHA — Gary and Kim Hardin of Desha have announced the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Candace Hardin, to Jimmy LaBrun, son of Mark and LouAnn LaBrun of Mountain Home.The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Rocky and Betty Hardin and Bob and Shirley Harris, all of Batesville.She is a 2008 graduate of Southside High School and is a graduate student with an accounting major at the University of Central Arkansas in Conway.The prospective groom is the grandson of Roberta Nipp of Marinette, Wis.

McCance, Rogers to wed at Thorncrown Chapel

December 30, 2011 PLEASANT PLAINS — Ron and Phyllis McCance of Pleasant Plains have announced the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Erin McCance, to Nathan Rogers, son of Garold and Jackie Rogers of Bee Branch.The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Juanita Harris and the late Arthur Harris of Pleasant Plains, the late Travis McCance of Cushman and the late Barbara McCance of Berryville.She is a 2005 graduate of Midland High School in Pleasant Plains and a 2011 graduate of the University of Central Arkansas with a master of science in speech-language pathology.

Evanses to mark 40th

December 28, 2011 MOUNT PLEASANT — W.C. and Ginath Evans of Mount Pleasant will celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday at Cornerstone Baptist Church in Mount Pleasant.They were married in 1971 at the bride’s home in Batesville with the Rev. R.A. Bone officiating.Mr. Evans is retired from Boeing Aircraft. Mrs. Evans worked for Izard County Home Health and is a homemaker.

Couple to wed in Hawaii

December 22, 2011 CAVE CITY — Ronald and Deborah Weaver of Cave City have announced the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Danell Ragsdell, to Edmund Hetrick, son of Jim and Brenda Hetrick of Cave City.The couple will exchange vows in a private sundown ceremony Monday on Waikiki Beach in Honolulu on the island of Oahu in Hawaii.

Couple celebrates 50 years

December 21, 2011 DESHA — Carlton and Joyce Measels of Desha will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary Friday with a private reception.Joyce Floyd and Carlton Measels were married Dec. 23, 1961, at the home of the groom’s parents in Carlisle. The Rev. I.D. Riddick officiated. Best man was Jim Orlicek, and maid of honor was Patricia Orlicek.Mr. Measels is retired from White-Rodgers/Emerson Electric and enjoys working on the computer. Mrs. Measels was employed at Tommy’s Kingburger and enjoys taking care of a small garden and their pets. Both are active ham radio operators.

Couple celebrates 55th anniversary

December 20, 2011 EVENING SHADE — Skip and Euna Franks of Evening Shade will celebrate their 55th wedding anniversary Saturday.Euna Qualls and Skip Franks were united in marriage Dec. 24, 1956, in Batesville with Clyde Hance officiating.Mr. Franks is a retired construction worker and a former security guard with the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville. Mrs. Franks is retired from the U.S. Postal Service.

Kautzky, Bulmanski to exchange vows

December 19, 2011 PERRY, Iowa — Gregory and Lori Kautzky of Perry, Iowa, have announced the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Jennifer Kay Kautzky, to Brady Thomas Bulmanski, son of Thomas and Margaret Bulmanski of Batesville.The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Audrey Rhodes of Chariton, Iowa, and the late John Rhodes, the late Joseph and Rosann Kautzky and Margaret Bose-Kautzky of Golden Canyon, Ariz.She is a graduate of Dowling Catholic High School in West Des Moines, Iowa, and the University of Dallas in Irving, Texas.

Couple celebrates 40 years

December 16, 2011 Donald and Vickie Wilkes of Batesville will celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary Sunday.Vickie Canard and Donald Wilkes were married Dec. 18, 1971, at Swaims Chapel Church. The Rev. Floyd Ramsey officiated.Mr. Wilkes is retired from the U.S. Post Office and is an associate broker at Crye-Leike Batesville Estate Center. Mrs. Wilkes is a homemaker.They have four children, Misty Insell, Daniel Wilkes and Jeffery Wilkes, all of Batesville, and Scott Wilkes of Killeen, Texas.