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Wedding Announcements

Allison Brooke Steward


 William David Harberson

Tracy & Cindy Steward, announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Allison Brooke Steward to William David Harberson, son of John & Cecilia Harberson and Selena McKnight. Miss Steward is the granddaughter of Billy Dinger and Jerry & Donna Conatser and the late David & Judy Steward. Mr. Harberson is the grandson of the late John & Billy Harberson and  the late J.H. & Ovarine Gilbert.

Miss Steward is a graduate of Horatio High School and is employed at the Howard County Children's Center in Nashville as a Para Professional. Mr. Harberson is a graduate of Murfreesboro High School and is employed at the Pike County Sheriff's Department in Murfreesboro as a Jailer. 

The wedding will be held on Saturday, November 8, 2014 at 4:30pm at Garrison Gardens in Texarkana, Arkansas.


Brittany Grace Beltrani
Tyler Nathan Slay

Mrs. Brenda Beltrani of De Queen announces the engagement of her granddaughter, Brittany Grace Beltrani to Tyler Nathan Slay, son of Mr. and Mrs. Danny Slay of Hot Springs.  Miss Beltrani is the daughter of the late Mike Beltrani, Jr. of De Queen and the late Kathy Burris Lenzen of Cabot, and the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Burris of Texarkana and the late Mike Beltrani, Sr.  Mr. Slay is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Johnny Holzhauer of Gillett and the late Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Slay of Hollandale, MS.

Miss Beltrani is a graduate of UCA and is a teacher in the Conway School District.  Mr. Slay also attended USA and is employed by Osmose Communications in Conway.

The wedding will be an October event at Marlsgate Plantation in Scott, Arkansas.



Birth Announcements

Maebry Kay Ritchie

Michael & Michelle (Loyd) Ritchie of Whitewright, TX. are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Maebry Kay Ritchie. She was born August 8, 2014 at 5:34am at Texoma Medical Center in Denison, TX.  She weighed 8 lbs and 1 oz, and measured 19 1/2 inches long.

Maternal grandparents are Ronald Kent Loyd and the late Bertha Mae (Vance) Loyd of De Queen, AR.

Paternal grandparents are Kenneth & Kay Ritchie of Bells, TX. and James & Sharon Williams of Whitewright, TX.

Big Brother is Mason Loyd of Whitewright, TX.

Uncles & Aunts are Michael Loyd & Brandy Brewster of Whitewright, TX., Ronnie Loyd & Nikki Conatser of Broken Bow, OK., Rhonda Loyd of De Queen, AR., and Brian & Prissy Ritchie of Whitewright, TX.

Klansey Jane Lowrie

Brett and Kinsey Lowrie of Dierks are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Klansey Jane. She was born August 19, 2014 at 5:04pm at Mena Regional Health System.  She weighed 8 lbs and 1 oz, and measured 20 1/2 inches long.

Maternal grandparents are David and Laurie Kirkpatrick. Great grandparents are Bill and Beth Alexander, Wanda Kirkpatrick and the late George Kirkpatrick, all of Dierks.

Paternal grandparents are Roger and Kasey Lowrie of Octavia, OK. Great grandparents are Aleta Williamson and the late Ben Williamson of Smithville, OK, Jack Lowrie of Octavia, OK, and Ann and Leon Meek of Sallisaw, OK.


Braxton Lane Emerson

Alexis Emerson is the big sister to Braxton Lane Emerson. Braxton was born August 21, 2014 at 10:07 p.m. at St Michaels hospital in Texarkana, Texas. He weighed 9 pounds 4 ounces and was 21 3/4 inches long. The proud parents are Aaron and Rebecca Emerson of De Queen, Arkansas. The proud grandparents are Earl and Marion Emerson of De Queen, Arkansas and John and Marilyn Barrett of Vandervoort, Arkansas.

Vivienne Natalia Alemanya Marrufo

Christina and Patricio Marrufo would like to announce the birth of their third daughter,
Vivienne Natalia Alemanya Marrufo. She was born on August 25th at 10:36 pm
at 8 lbs 8 oz and 20 inches long.  She was welcomed into the world by her big sisters Samantha and Eleyna Marrufo, and mom and papi.

Her paternal grandparents are Patricio and Silvia Marrufo of De Queen, maternal grandparents are Louis Bigelow of Whittier, California, and Grandma Britta, her guardian angel.


Bo Shooter Stevens

Eli Stevens is proud to announce the birth of his baby brother Bo Shooter Stevens. Bo was born at 5:11pm on July 27th, 2014 weighing 5 pounds and 6 ounces, measuring 18 inches long.
Bo is the son of Freddie, Jr. and Kendra Stevens of Horatio, the grandson of Eugene and Lori Dinger of Mt. Ida, Arkansas,  Freddie, Sr. and Alice Stevens of Horatio, AR, great grandson of Colleen Dinger if De Queen, AR and Eunice Bivings of Horatio, AR, and the great great grandson of Effie Morgan of Horatio, AR and Russell R Cole of Bartellsville,  OK.


Lily Claire and Declan John

James and Alyce Brewer would like to announce the arrival of there twins Lily Claire and Declan John born August 26, 2014

Braxleigh Denise

Braxleigh Denise was born to Dusty Franklin and Robert Williams on 8-31-14 at 7:08 am at Wadley Medical Center. She weighed 5 lbs 11oz and was 19.5 inches long.


Julienn Marshall

Jeffery Whisenhunt and Shanna Wells are happy to annouce the birth of their son: Julienn Marshall born on Aug 5 and weighing 8lbs 3 oz and 21 in long.

Julienn is the paternal grandson of David Litchford and Beverly Foreman of Horatio, great grandson of Doyle Whisenhunt and Lester Foreman of Foreman, and great grandmother Kathleen Warren of Horatio. Julienn is the maternal grandson of Shannon Wells and Deborah Wakefield of De Queen and the great grandson of Scott Wakefield of Bay City, Tx, Robbie Burt of Horatio, and Danny and Nancy Wells of De Queen. He is the great great grandson of Bobby Little of De Queen.

Lincoln Maddox Woodard

Andrew and Liz Woodard of Benton, Arkansas are proud to announce the birth of their son, Lincoln Maddox Woodard at 3:25 pm on Wednesday, July 9, 2014.  Linc weighed 8 pounds, 4 ounces and was 20 1/4 inches long. 

Paternal grandparents are Harold and Sharen Woodard of Benton, Arkansas.  Maternal grandparents are Walter and Bonita Smith of De Queen. Maternal grandmother is Billy Ann Smith Buck of Arkadelphia, Arkansas.


Kaylee Lynn Cox

Logan and Alorah are pleased to announce their little sister, Kaylee Lynn Cox, to the world! Born March 28, 2014 at 8:50 am, weighing 8 lbs 8 1/2 oz and measuring 19 in. long.  Proud parents are Chera Webb and Greg Cox. Maternal grandparents are Jr. and Tracy Ochoa and great-granddaughter of William and Brenda Bailey, all of De Queen. Paternal grandparents are  Mark and Marilee Cox of Topeka, Kansas and Ron and Donna Wells of Semmes, Alabama

Liam Gerardo Lopez

Jerry Giovani Lopez would like to announce the birth of his brother, Liam Gerardo Lopez. Liam was born on May 23, 2014 to Jerry Junior “JJ” Lopez and Elsa Figueroa at St. Michaels Hospital in Texarkana. Liam was 9lbs and 2 oz. and 21 3/4 inches long. Paternal grandparents are the late Jerry Lopez and Rosalba and Rene Flores of De Queen. Maternal grandparents are Melchor and Hilda Figueroa of De Queen.



Sarah Elizabeth Tollett


Twinkle, twinkle sweet light
  Tiny eyes that shine so bright
A darling baby from heaven above

ills our hearts with tremendous love.

We joyfully announce the birth of Sarah Elizabeth Tollett on May 13, 2014 at 11:26 pm. She weigh 8 lbs and 3 oz.

Sarah’s parents are Josh and Nancy Tollett of Horatio. Her paternal grandparents are Gerald and Gayle Tollett of Lockesburg. Her maternal grandparents are John and Anna Johnston of De Queen. Sarah’s great-grandparents are Dean and Sue Tollett of Lockesburg and Linda Dellinger of Lockesburg.