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Stories from Wednesday, December 5, 2001

Boldly Going Nowhere (12/05/01)
An idiot's point of view
Horseshoe Bend gives $750 to fire department (12/05/01)
Horseshoe Bend City Council met Nov. 19. All members except Al Farrior and Lynn Vickery were present. Also present were Mayor Bob Spear, Recor-der/Treasurer Sally Pohl, City Attorney Jim Short, citizens and three members of the press.The mayor read a letter from Frank Tracz announcing his resignation from the Board of Zoning Adjustments. ...
Letter from missionaries reveals life as hostages (12/05/01)
Norvin and Betty Jones of Cherokee Village don't expect to see their daughter, Gracia, and her husband, Martin, this Christmas, but the letter they received from Gracia last week was a priceless gift. It was proof Gracia and Martin are alive.For many Americans the terror of Osama bin Laden started Sept. ...
Locksmith talks security at chamber meeting at chamber meeting (12/05/01)
Security was the topic of discussion at the Salem Chamber of Commerce meeting Nov. 28.Guest speaker and newest chamber member Pat Krause is a locksmith with Al's Locksmith Service. He said all too often he sees the end result of a burglary -- upset and scared victims. ...
Sharp JPs to increase millage to increase millage (12/05/01)
It appears Sharp County Budget Committee Chairman Bob Evins will have the support he needs from the quorum court after all to approve a 1.2-percent millage increase to balance next year's budget.Evins told the court a budget had to be approved. He proposed a compromise to the JPs, asking them to support a millage increase with the stipulation that a 1-percent sales tax be placed on next year's ballot; if the sales tax increase is approved, the millage increase will roll back to the current rate.In an unofficial show of hands the JPs approved the proposal with a 7-2 vote; JPs Marvin Cossey and Wayne Long voted against the proposal.Justices of the Peace Bartus Allen and Buell Wilkes now say they will support the committee's recommendation for an increase -- this following last week's meeting when they said they would not.Other options discussed last week included deleting expenditures for Tri-County Recycling, decreasing money given to the fire departments, adjusting the county clerk's budget and asking county employees to contribute toward their health insurance."I just can't go along with taking money away from the fire departments," said Evins. ...
All-American Christmas (12/05/01)
RED, WHITE AND BLUE: Downtown Main Street in Ash Flat glowed red, white and blue in keeping with the patriotic theme for the Christmas parade Dec. 1. The streets buzzed with activities and the spectators were served coffee, hot chocolate and cookies...
All-American Christmas (12/05/01)
RED, WHITE AND BLUE: Downtown Main Street in Ash Flat glowed red, white and blue in keeping with the patriotic theme for the Christmas parade Dec. 1. The streets buzzed with activities and the spectators were served coffee, hot chocolate and cookies...
Boldly Going Nowhere (12/05/01)
An idiot's point of view
Sharp JPs to increase millage to increase millage (12/05/01)
It appears Sharp County Budget Committee Chairman Bob Evins will have the support he needs from the quorum court after all to approve a 1.2-percent millage increase to balance next year's budget.Evins told the court a budget had to be approved. He proposed a compromise to the JPs, asking them to support a millage increase with the stipulation that a 1-percent sales tax be placed on next year's ballot; if the sales tax increase is approved, the millage increase will roll back to the current rate.In an unofficial show of hands the JPs approved the proposal with a 7-2 vote; JPs Marvin Cossey and Wayne Long voted against the proposal.Justices of the Peace Bartus Allen and Buell Wilkes now say they will support the committee's recommendation for an increase -- this following last week's meeting when they said they would not.Other options discussed last week included deleting expenditures for Tri-County Recycling, decreasing money given to the fire departments, adjusting the county clerk's budget and asking county employees to contribute toward their health insurance."I just can't go along with taking money away from the fire departments," said Evins. ...
Horseshoe Bend gives $750 to fire department (12/05/01)
Horseshoe Bend City Council met Nov. 19. All members except Al Farrior and Lynn Vickery were present. Also present were Mayor Bob Spear, Recor-der/Treasurer Sally Pohl, City Attorney Jim Short, citizens and three members of the press.The mayor read a letter from Frank Tracz announcing his resignation from the Board of Zoning Adjustments. ...
Letter from missionaries reveals life as hostages (12/05/01)
Norvin and Betty Jones of Cherokee Village don't expect to see their daughter, Gracia, and her husband, Martin, this Christmas, but the letter they received from Gracia last week was a priceless gift. It was proof Gracia and Martin are alive.For many Americans the terror of Osama bin Laden started Sept. ...
Locksmith talks security at chamber meeting at chamber meeting (12/05/01)
Security was the topic of discussion at the Salem Chamber of Commerce meeting Nov. 28.Guest speaker and newest chamber member Pat Krause is a locksmith with Al's Locksmith Service. He said all too often he sees the end result of a burglary -- upset and scared victims. ...
Community Chorus concert set (12/05/01)
"We Need a Little Christmas Now" will be the theme for this year's Christmas program presented by the Cherokee Village Community Chorus. The program will begin at 2 p.m. Dec. 10 at Omaha Center in Cherokee Village. Admission is free for this program.The two-hour program will begin with the featured song "We Need a Little Christmas Now" from the Broadway musical "Mame." Following this will be an unusual but beautiful arrangement of the well-known "It Came Upon a Midnight Clear." The program will include a wide variety of well-known Christmas carols, from the swinging "Mr. ...
Barnett, Prescott exchange vows (12/05/01)
Michael and Ruth Ann Barnett of Salem, Ark., have announced the marriage of their daughter, Jessica LeAnn to Robert Shane Prescott, son of Robert and Carol Prescott of Ravenden, Ark. The couple wed in a private ceremony Nov. 13 in Jonesboro.The bride is the granddaughter of Gordon and Nancy Barnett of Salem, Ark; Glen and Gay Williams of Heart; and Rhea Ducker of Salem. ...
Community Chorus concert set (12/05/01)
"We Need a Little Christmas Now" will be the theme for this year's Christmas program presented by the Cherokee Village Community Chorus. The program will begin at 2 p.m. Dec. 10 at Omaha Center in Cherokee Village. Admission is free for this program.The two-hour program will begin with the featured song "We Need a Little Christmas Now" from the Broadway musical "Mame." Following this will be an unusual but beautiful arrangement of the well-known "It Came Upon a Midnight Clear." The program will include a wide variety of well-known Christmas carols, from the swinging "Mr. ...
Barnett, Prescott exchange vows (12/05/01)
Michael and Ruth Ann Barnett of Salem, Ark., have announced the marriage of their daughter, Jessica LeAnn to Robert Shane Prescott, son of Robert and Carol Prescott of Ravenden, Ark. The couple wed in a private ceremony Nov. 13 in Jonesboro.The bride is the granddaughter of Gordon and Nancy Barnett of Salem, Ark; Glen and Gay Williams of Heart; and Rhea Ducker of Salem. ...
Sports & Outdoors Hog Calls (12/05/01)
Nolan Richardson used last Saturday as the Razorbacks' NCAA mandated one day per week off.Of course he knew his Hogs would really had to work at being any more "off" resting Saturday than they were playing against Oklahoma Friday night at Walton Arena.Not even the 69-54 final score details just how off Arkansas was losing to OU.For a team that Richardson maintained in October really worked hard on rebounding and gaining strength to compensate for losing Joe Johnson to the NBA, the Razorbacks couldn't have been more off. ...
Cougars swipe Bears in conference action (12/05/01)
BROCKWELL -- The ICC Cougars hosted conference rival Mammoth Spring for a full slate of action last Tuesday night, and the Cougars sent the Bears home with only one win on the evening.In the junior girls' contest, the junior Lady Bears of Mammoth held off a late rally from ICC to claim a 31-26 win.In the varsity games, ICC took control of the evening and racked up some key wins.In the senior girls' game, ICC drew first blood with a backdoor layin. ...
Lyon Tourney showcases area talent (12/05/01)
The 2001 edition of the Lyon College High School Tournament tipped off at Becknell Gymnasium in Batesville.This annual event is one of the largest in season tournaments in the state.The 17 area teams involved are taking a break from conference play to compete for the tournament title.Outstanding individual play was the highlight of the opening round. Big games by Cave City Cavewoman Deanna Polston and Calico Rock Pirate Scottie Sanders led to first round wins for their teams...
Sports & Outdoors Hog Calls (12/05/01)
Nolan Richardson used last Saturday as the Razorbacks' NCAA mandated one day per week off.Of course he knew his Hogs would really had to work at being any more "off" resting Saturday than they were playing against Oklahoma Friday night at Walton Arena.Not even the 69-54 final score details just how off Arkansas was losing to OU.For a team that Richardson maintained in October really worked hard on rebounding and gaining strength to compensate for losing Joe Johnson to the NBA, the Razorbacks couldn't have been more off. ...
Lyon Tourney showcases area talent (12/05/01)
The 2001 edition of the Lyon College High School Tournament tipped off at Becknell Gymnasium in Batesville.This annual event is one of the largest in season tournaments in the state.The 17 area teams involved are taking a break from conference play to compete for the tournament title.Outstanding individual play was the highlight of the opening round. Big games by Cave City Cavewoman Deanna Polston and Calico Rock Pirate Scottie Sanders led to first round wins for their teams...
Cougars swipe Bears in conference action (12/05/01)
BROCKWELL -- The ICC Cougars hosted conference rival Mammoth Spring for a full slate of action last Tuesday night, and the Cougars sent the Bears home with only one win on the evening.In the junior girls' contest, the junior Lady Bears of Mammoth held off a late rally from ICC to claim a 31-26 win.In the varsity games, ICC took control of the evening and racked up some key wins.In the senior girls' game, ICC drew first blood with a backdoor layin. ...
Adah Emily Rivera (12/05/01)
Adah Emily Broady Rivera, 92, died Saturday, Nov. 24, 2001 in Mtn. Home, Ark. She was born in Lisbon, Mich. on Aug 5, 1909 to Mary and George Broady, both medical doctors, the youngest of two girls, and sister to four brothers.Survivors include her sons, J. ...
Tressie Marie Bell (12/05/01)
Tressie Marie Bell, 92, of Oxford, Ark., daughter of the late Dave Caruthers and Addie Lou Carter Caruthers was born Sept. 16, 1909 in Oxford. She died Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2001 at her home in Oxford. She was married to Borden Bell on Oct. 6, 1951 at Melbourne, Ark. ...
Emma L. Dixon (12/05/01)
Emma Lucinda Dixon, 96, of Walnut Ridge, Ark., formerly of Smithville, Ark., died Sunday, Nov. 25, 2001 at the Lawrence Memorial Hospital in Walnut Ridge. Born Dec. 4, 1904 in Smithville, she was the daughter of the late William and Elizabeth Franklin. ...
Clyde Trantham (12/05/01)
Clyde Everett Trantham, 75, of Thomasville, Mo., was born July 26, 1926 near Rover, Mo., the son of Clyde and Genevieve Deininger-Trantham. He was a member of the Thomasville Baptist Church and served in the U. S. Army during WWII. He retired from the Missouri State Highway Department after 37 years.Survivors include his wife, Jean Trantham of the home; one daughter, Christa Johnson and husband, Dennis of Thomas-ville; two sons, Charles Tran-tham and wife, Carolyn of Alton, Mo. ...
"Buck" Rogers (12/05/01)
Ernest "Buck" Rogers, 84, was born April 26, 1916 in Couch, Mo., and died April 9, 2001 in Tulsa, Okla. Survivors include three brothers, Coy Rogers of Fresno, Calif., George Rogers and wife, Opal of Salina, Kan., and Adrian Rogers and wife, Erma Gene of Columbus, Miss.; two sisters, Mildred Gregory and husband Marion of Wichita, Kan., and Mary Hall and husband, Leo of Thayer, Mo.; and a host of nieces and nephews.He was preceded in death by his parents, Edd and Stella Johnson Rogers; his wife, Helen; two sisters, Edith Rogers and Ruth Haus; and one brother, James Rogers. ...
Wellie Clay Stogsdill (12/05/01)
Wellie Clay Stogsdill, 95, of Alton, Mo. was born Jan. 3, 1906 in Alton, Mo., and died Thursday, Nov. 22, 2001 at the National Health Care in West Plains, Mo. He was a retired sawmiller and carpenter and was a member of the Macedonia Baptist Church.Survivors include one daughter, Fern Freeman of Mtn. ...
George W. Rogers (12/05/01)
George Woodrow Rogers, 88, was born Sept. 10, 1913 and died Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2001.Survivors include his wife, Opal Rogers; one son, Charles W. Rogers; one daughter, Helen Rowson; five grandchildren, Mike Pitts, Steve Rogers, Laura Rogers, Jennifer Williams and Paula Harapat; five great-grandchildren, Riley Rogers, Dylan Rogers, Jessica Williams, Chance Harapat, and Levi Harapat; two brothers, Coy Rogers and Adrian Rogers; and two sisters, Mildred Gregory and Mary Hall.He was preceded in death by two brothers, Ernest Rogers and James Rogers; one sister, Ruth Haus and his parents.Services were Saturday, Nov. ...
Newman Whitten (12/05/01)
E. Newman Whitten, 89, of Alton, Mo., was born June 25, 1912 in Alton, Mo., and died Thursday, Nov. 22, 2001 at the Reynolds County Memorial Hospital.He was a member of 739 Co. CCC Camp Cuivre River, Troy, Mo., and was also stationed at Camp Five in the Irish Wilderness and New Madrid, Mo., and served as a clerk for Franks Hardware and Alton Hardware for 36 years and was a long time trustee. ...
Jacob B. Penn (12/05/01)
Jacob Bernard Penn, 95, a lifetime resident of Lynn, Ark., died Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2001 at Lawrence Memorial Hospital in Walnut Ridge, Ark. He was born Dec. 4, 1905 the son of the late William Franklin and Hattie Mae (Cole) Penn. He was married to Virginia Lucille Martin on March 21, 1944 in Eaton, Ark. ...
George M. Koker (12/05/01)
George M. Koker, 85, of Racine, Wis., formerly of Cherokee Village, died Saturday, Nov. 24, 2001 in Wisconsin. He was born in Batavia, Ill., Sept. 15, 1916, son of the late Walter H. and Jessie (Nee: Partlow) Koker. He was married Dec. 30, 1957 to Alyce J. ...
Roy T. Sims (12/05/01)
Roy Thomas Sims, 71, of Mammoth Spring, Ark., died Sunday, Nov. 25, 2001 at St. Bernard's Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro, Ark. He was born Jan. 24, 1930 in Wardell, Mo., the son of George and Mary Eva (Fourthman) Sims. He was married to Lillian Savage on Sept. ...
Bernice Janes (12/05/01)
Bernice Alberta Janes, 91, of Kimberling City, Mo., formerly of Thayer, Mo., died at the Tablerock Retirement Village in Kimberling City Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2001. She was born in Oregon County, Mo. Dec. 27, 1909, the daughter of David Madison Crews and Easter Ann Crews nee Blankenship. ...
Emma L. Dixon (12/05/01)
Emma Lucinda Dixon, 96, of Walnut Ridge, Ark., formerly of Smithville, Ark., died Sunday, Nov. 25, 2001 at the Lawrence Memorial Hospital in Walnut Ridge. Born Dec. 4, 1904 in Smithville, she was the daughter of the late William and Elizabeth Franklin. ...
Wellie Clay Stogsdill (12/05/01)
Wellie Clay Stogsdill, 95, of Alton, Mo. was born Jan. 3, 1906 in Alton, Mo., and died Thursday, Nov. 22, 2001 at the National Health Care in West Plains, Mo. He was a retired sawmiller and carpenter and was a member of the Macedonia Baptist Church.Survivors include one daughter, Fern Freeman of Mtn. ...
George W. Rogers (12/05/01)
George Woodrow Rogers, 88, was born Sept. 10, 1913 and died Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2001.Survivors include his wife, Opal Rogers; one son, Charles W. Rogers; one daughter, Helen Rowson; five grandchildren, Mike Pitts, Steve Rogers, Laura Rogers, Jennifer Williams and Paula Harapat; five great-grandchildren, Riley Rogers, Dylan Rogers, Jessica Williams, Chance Harapat, and Levi Harapat; two brothers, Coy Rogers and Adrian Rogers; and two sisters, Mildred Gregory and Mary Hall.He was preceded in death by two brothers, Ernest Rogers and James Rogers; one sister, Ruth Haus and his parents.Services were Saturday, Nov. ...
Newman Whitten (12/05/01)
E. Newman Whitten, 89, of Alton, Mo., was born June 25, 1912 in Alton, Mo., and died Thursday, Nov. 22, 2001 at the Reynolds County Memorial Hospital.He was a member of 739 Co. CCC Camp Cuivre River, Troy, Mo., and was also stationed at Camp Five in the Irish Wilderness and New Madrid, Mo., and served as a clerk for Franks Hardware and Alton Hardware for 36 years and was a long time trustee. ...
Bernice Janes (12/05/01)
Bernice Alberta Janes, 91, of Kimberling City, Mo., formerly of Thayer, Mo., died at the Tablerock Retirement Village in Kimberling City Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2001. She was born in Oregon County, Mo. Dec. 27, 1909, the daughter of David Madison Crews and Easter Ann Crews nee Blankenship. ...
Jacob B. Penn (12/05/01)
Jacob Bernard Penn, 95, a lifetime resident of Lynn, Ark., died Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2001 at Lawrence Memorial Hospital in Walnut Ridge, Ark. He was born Dec. 4, 1905 the son of the late William Franklin and Hattie Mae (Cole) Penn. He was married to Virginia Lucille Martin on March 21, 1944 in Eaton, Ark. ...
George M. Koker (12/05/01)
George M. Koker, 85, of Racine, Wis., formerly of Cherokee Village, died Saturday, Nov. 24, 2001 in Wisconsin. He was born in Batavia, Ill., Sept. 15, 1916, son of the late Walter H. and Jessie (Nee: Partlow) Koker. He was married Dec. 30, 1957 to Alyce J. ...
Roy T. Sims (12/05/01)
Roy Thomas Sims, 71, of Mammoth Spring, Ark., died Sunday, Nov. 25, 2001 at St. Bernard's Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro, Ark. He was born Jan. 24, 1930 in Wardell, Mo., the son of George and Mary Eva (Fourthman) Sims. He was married to Lillian Savage on Sept. ...
Tressie Marie Bell (12/05/01)
Tressie Marie Bell, 92, of Oxford, Ark., daughter of the late Dave Caruthers and Addie Lou Carter Caruthers was born Sept. 16, 1909 in Oxford. She died Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2001 at her home in Oxford. She was married to Borden Bell on Oct. 6, 1951 at Melbourne, Ark. ...
Adah Emily Rivera (12/05/01)
Adah Emily Broady Rivera, 92, died Saturday, Nov. 24, 2001 in Mtn. Home, Ark. She was born in Lisbon, Mich. on Aug 5, 1909 to Mary and George Broady, both medical doctors, the youngest of two girls, and sister to four brothers.Survivors include her sons, J. ...
"Buck" Rogers (12/05/01)
Ernest "Buck" Rogers, 84, was born April 26, 1916 in Couch, Mo., and died April 9, 2001 in Tulsa, Okla. Survivors include three brothers, Coy Rogers of Fresno, Calif., George Rogers and wife, Opal of Salina, Kan., and Adrian Rogers and wife, Erma Gene of Columbus, Miss.; two sisters, Mildred Gregory and husband Marion of Wichita, Kan., and Mary Hall and husband, Leo of Thayer, Mo.; and a host of nieces and nephews.He was preceded in death by his parents, Edd and Stella Johnson Rogers; his wife, Helen; two sisters, Edith Rogers and Ruth Haus; and one brother, James Rogers. ...
Clyde Trantham (12/05/01)
Clyde Everett Trantham, 75, of Thomasville, Mo., was born July 26, 1926 near Rover, Mo., the son of Clyde and Genevieve Deininger-Trantham. He was a member of the Thomasville Baptist Church and served in the U. S. Army during WWII. He retired from the Missouri State Highway Department after 37 years.Survivors include his wife, Jean Trantham of the home; one daughter, Christa Johnson and husband, Dennis of Thomas-ville; two sons, Charles Tran-tham and wife, Carolyn of Alton, Mo. ...
Emmalea Eryn Ezell (12/05/01)
Tom and Shannon Ezell of Ash Flat, have announced the birth of their daughter, Emmalea Eryn Ezell, on Nov. 23, 2001, at 10:49 a.m. at the Regional Women's Center in Jonesboro. Emmalea weighed 6 pounds, 14 ounces. She was also welcomed by her sister, Shannah Lauryn Ezell.Grandparents are Leonard and Carolyn Ezell and Bob and Jan Murphy.Great-grandparents are Prelline Ezell, Sylvia Adams, and ParaLee McEntire...
Autumn Kaela Frealy (12/05/01)
Autumn Kaela Frealy was born Nov. 15, 2001. She weighed 7 pounds, 4 ounces and was 19 inches long. Her parents are Aaron and Mirinda Frealy of Bloomington, Ill.Autumn's grandparents are Susan Tuning of Mammoth Spring, and Jim Frealy of Thayer; and Wendell and Dixie Phillips from Holister, Mo.Great-grandparent is Agnes Frealy of Thayer...
Madilyn Jayde Swindle (12/05/01)
Mandy Ariola and Jerry Swindle and Kole Swindle of Cherokee Village have announced the birth of a daughter and sister at White River Medical Center on Nov. 22, 2001. The baby weighed 5 pounds, 12 ounces and has been named Madilyn Alena Jayde Swindle.Grandparents of the child are Molly and Charles Ariola and Jean and Jim Swindle.Great-grandparents are Jack and Barbra Alderman...
Madilyn Jayde Swindle (12/05/01)
Mandy Ariola and Jerry Swindle and Kole Swindle of Cherokee Village have announced the birth of a daughter and sister at White River Medical Center on Nov. 22, 2001. The baby weighed 5 pounds, 12 ounces and has been named Madilyn Alena Jayde Swindle.Grandparents of the child are Molly and Charles Ariola and Jean and Jim Swindle.Great-grandparents are Jack and Barbra Alderman...
Autumn Kaela Frealy (12/05/01)
Autumn Kaela Frealy was born Nov. 15, 2001. She weighed 7 pounds, 4 ounces and was 19 inches long. Her parents are Aaron and Mirinda Frealy of Bloomington, Ill.Autumn's grandparents are Susan Tuning of Mammoth Spring, and Jim Frealy of Thayer; and Wendell and Dixie Phillips from Holister, Mo.Great-grandparent is Agnes Frealy of Thayer...
Emmalea Eryn Ezell (12/05/01)
Tom and Shannon Ezell of Ash Flat, have announced the birth of their daughter, Emmalea Eryn Ezell, on Nov. 23, 2001, at 10:49 a.m. at the Regional Women's Center in Jonesboro. Emmalea weighed 6 pounds, 14 ounces. She was also welcomed by her sister, Shannah Lauryn Ezell.Grandparents are Leonard and Carolyn Ezell and Bob and Jan Murphy.Great-grandparents are Prelline Ezell, Sylvia Adams, and ParaLee McEntire...
Atkisson, Miller to unite in marriage (12/05/01)
Gina Atkisson of West Plains, Mo., and Mr. and Mrs. Steve Atkisson of Thayer, have announced the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Melissa Dawn Atkisson, to John Paul Miller of Headland, Ala., the son of Danny and Toni Miller of Headland.The wedding will be at 2 p.m. Dec. 15 at Thayer Freewill Baptist Church. All friends and relatives are invited to attend...
Kersey, Owsley to wed (12/05/01)
Dr. and Mrs. Michael Kersey and Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Owsley have announced the engagement and upcoming marriage of their children, Thomas Raymond and Kimberly Michelle.The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Winstead of Nesbit, Miss., and Mr. ...
Kersey, Owsley to wed (12/05/01)
Dr. and Mrs. Michael Kersey and Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Owsley have announced the engagement and upcoming marriage of their children, Thomas Raymond and Kimberly Michelle.The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Winstead of Nesbit, Miss., and Mr. ...
Atkisson, Miller to unite in marriage (12/05/01)
Gina Atkisson of West Plains, Mo., and Mr. and Mrs. Steve Atkisson of Thayer, have announced the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Melissa Dawn Atkisson, to John Paul Miller of Headland, Ala., the son of Danny and Toni Miller of Headland.The wedding will be at 2 p.m. Dec. 15 at Thayer Freewill Baptist Church. All friends and relatives are invited to attend...
Garnetts to celebrate 50th anniversary (12/05/01)
On Dec. 15 Mr. and Mrs. James Donald "Don" Garnett will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary. The couple was married in Frankfort, Ky., at the home of the Rev. and Mrs. E. Hinson. Don and Verna are former residents of Thayer, Mo., and presently are part-time residents of Horseshoe Bend. ...
Garnetts to celebrate 50th anniversary (12/05/01)
On Dec. 15 Mr. and Mrs. James Donald "Don" Garnett will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary. The couple was married in Frankfort, Ky., at the home of the Rev. and Mrs. E. Hinson. Don and Verna are former residents of Thayer, Mo., and presently are part-time residents of Horseshoe Bend. ...
Osama ain't Elvis (12/05/01)
Six months ago U.S. News and World Report reported, "...bin Laden isn't nearly as powerful as once perceived ... his organization, al Qaeda, is neither as well funded nor as well organized as many experts previously thought."Wonder how bad the attacks on New York and Washington would have been if al Qaeda HAD been organized.The article, a report on the trial of four al Qaeda "foot soldiers" convicted for bombings in Kenya and Tanzania, quoted a former State Department official as saying, "What the evidence shows is that bin Laden has an international network of contacts, but that it's more analogous to the Elvis Presley Fan Club than a corporation like General Motors."General Motors? Was he suggesting we might expect an international extremist terrorist organization to be run like a mega-corporation and be comforted it is not? It would not occur to me to picture General Motors as a model for a terrorist organization, unless one is terrified at paying the price of a three bedroom house for a two-seat sportscar.But I suppose Islamic terrorists are sort of like Elvis fans in their irrational loyalty to bin Laden. ...
Boldly Going Nowhere (12/05/01)
An idiot's point of view
View From The Fence (12/05/01)
Some things are just meant to be, or so my youngest son tells me. He has been begging for a pet bird for almost a year now. His father and I have maintained we didn't need a bird, saying they're messy and loud, not to mention a lot of trouble.Every time he earns some money the topic is again broached. ...
A Girl On A Mission (12/05/01)
My mission for Christmas is to spread good tidings and holiday cheer and guide shoppers with their purchases.I headed to the department stores this past weekend. While on patrol duty I made several observations; holiday shoppers are quite grumpy, unorganized and do not come equipped with the proper knowledge of gift buying. ...
Boldly Going Nowhere (12/05/01)
An idiot's point of view
View From The Fence (12/05/01)
Some things are just meant to be, or so my youngest son tells me. He has been begging for a pet bird for almost a year now. His father and I have maintained we didn't need a bird, saying they're messy and loud, not to mention a lot of trouble.Every time he earns some money the topic is again broached. ...
A Girl On A Mission (12/05/01)
My mission for Christmas is to spread good tidings and holiday cheer and guide shoppers with their purchases.I headed to the department stores this past weekend. While on patrol duty I made several observations; holiday shoppers are quite grumpy, unorganized and do not come equipped with the proper knowledge of gift buying. ...
Osama ain't Elvis (12/05/01)
Six months ago U.S. News and World Report reported, "...bin Laden isn't nearly as powerful as once perceived ... his organization, al Qaeda, is neither as well funded nor as well organized as many experts previously thought."Wonder how bad the attacks on New York and Washington would have been if al Qaeda HAD been organized.The article, a report on the trial of four al Qaeda "foot soldiers" convicted for bombings in Kenya and Tanzania, quoted a former State Department official as saying, "What the evidence shows is that bin Laden has an international network of contacts, but that it's more analogous to the Elvis Presley Fan Club than a corporation like General Motors."General Motors? Was he suggesting we might expect an international extremist terrorist organization to be run like a mega-corporation and be comforted it is not? It would not occur to me to picture General Motors as a model for a terrorist organization, unless one is terrified at paying the price of a three bedroom house for a two-seat sportscar.But I suppose Islamic terrorists are sort of like Elvis fans in their irrational loyalty to bin Laden. ...