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Stories from Thursday, August 1, 2002

Weather, races heat up primary election (08/01/02)
OREGON COUNTY -- Oregon County residents will go to the polls Aug. 6 to vote in the 2002 primary election, and Oregon County Clerk Gary Hensley reminds voters that in a primary election one ballot must be chosen by those voting. "Voters will have the opportunity to select either a Democratic, Republican or Libertarian ballot when they go to vote," the chief election official for Oregon County said...
Couch School gives opening information (08/01/02)
OREGON COUNTY -- Couch School will open its 2002-03 school year Aug. 19 at 8:15 a.m. with a full day of school. Classes will be dismissed at 3 p.m. the first day of school and buses will run their regular routes with breakfast and lunch being served in the cafeteria...
Pace works on city grants (08/01/02)
MAMMOTH SPRING -- Mammoth Spring Mayor Jean Pace has announced that recent grant proposals written by her have resulted in funds for improvements to the Mammoth Spring Fire and Police departments. She said in a recent news release that the city fire department will have $2,000 to purchase small tools, nozzles and other pieces of small equipment needed by the fire department. She said this grant is from the Arkansas Forestry Commission's Rural Fire Protection Department...
Couch FFA goes to camp (08/01/02)
COUCH SCHOOL -- Six members of the Couch FFA chapter, Jennifer Wrenfrow, Vanessa Burgard, Tonya Combs, Ashley Hensley, Sara Hubbell and Jessi Stakely, attended State FFA Camp located at Camp Rising Sun on Lake of the Ozarks during the week of July 18-12...
OC sees 10 wrecks in June (08/01/02)
TROOP G -- Captain B.E. Chadwick, commanding officer with Troop G of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, has released the accident totals for the month of June in the nine- county Troop G area. In Oregon County, there were 10 accidents that resulted in five people reporting injuries and no fatalities...
Inmates transferred after escape attempts (08/01/02)
Hacksaw blades, arson and attempted jail breaks have kept jailers on alert at the Fulton County jail and Stone County Detention Center. Two 18-year-old inmates charged with capital murder have been transferred from the Fulton County jail for security reasons after hacksaw blades were smuggled into a jail cell July 20, said Sheriff Lloyd Martz. One of the inmates, Brian Keith Shankle, has been charged with arson after he allegedly set fire to the Stone County Detention Center July 27...
Woman dies in mowing accident (08/01/02)
A Highland woman was killed July 26 when she apparently became the victim of a freak accident while mowing her yard. According to Mack Thompson, investigator for the Arkansas State Police, Mary Lou Hampton, 62, was discovered by her parents the evening of July 29 trapped on her riding lawn mower under a deck in her back yard on White Oak Circle. Thompson said Hampton's parents became concerned when they were unable to reach her by telephone and went to her home to check on her...
Fulton library to feel impact of reduced budget (08/01/02)
The Fulton County library, along with others in the White River region and across the state, have taken a direct hit as a result of state budget cuts, said Donna Hall, Fulton Library Board president. The regional librarian, Debra Sutterfield, has informed local boards to expect cuts such as reduced hours, reduction in the number of books, audio books and video books purchased, limited story hours and summer reading programs, and reduction of maintenance. ...
Senator expects close race (08/01/02)
First-term Sen. Tim Hutchinson (R-Ark.) admitted he is vulnerable in his race for re-election against challenger Mark Pryor, the Democratic attorney general of Arkansas. Hutchinson made the remarks July 27 to publishers, editors and reporters of Arkansas newspapers gathered for the annual convention of the Arkansas Press Association at the Arlington Hotel in Hot Springs...
First lady sees no conflict in race (08/01/02)
First lady Janet Huckabee said the prospect of two persons in the same family serving on the state's Board of Apportionment is not an issue in her race for secretary of state. The three-member board, which draws the legislative district lines after each decennial census, is comprised of the governor, secretary of state and attorney general...
Couch School gives opening information (08/01/02)
OREGON COUNTY -- Couch School will open its 2002-03 school year Aug. 19 at 8:15 a.m. with a full day of school. Classes will be dismissed at 3 p.m. the first day of school and buses will run their regular routes with breakfast and lunch being served in the cafeteria...
Couch FFA goes to camp (08/01/02)
COUCH SCHOOL -- Six members of the Couch FFA chapter, Jennifer Wrenfrow, Vanessa Burgard, Tonya Combs, Ashley Hensley, Sara Hubbell and Jessi Stakely, attended State FFA Camp located at Camp Rising Sun on Lake of the Ozarks during the week of July 18-12...
OC sees 10 wrecks in June (08/01/02)
TROOP G -- Captain B.E. Chadwick, commanding officer with Troop G of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, has released the accident totals for the month of June in the nine- county Troop G area. In Oregon County, there were 10 accidents that resulted in five people reporting injuries and no fatalities...
Pace works on city grants (08/01/02)
MAMMOTH SPRING -- Mammoth Spring Mayor Jean Pace has announced that recent grant proposals written by her have resulted in funds for improvements to the Mammoth Spring Fire and Police departments. She said in a recent news release that the city fire department will have $2,000 to purchase small tools, nozzles and other pieces of small equipment needed by the fire department. She said this grant is from the Arkansas Forestry Commission's Rural Fire Protection Department...
First lady sees no conflict in race (08/01/02)
First lady Janet Huckabee said the prospect of two persons in the same family serving on the state's Board of Apportionment is not an issue in her race for secretary of state. The three-member board, which draws the legislative district lines after each decennial census, is comprised of the governor, secretary of state and attorney general...
Senator expects close race (08/01/02)
First-term Sen. Tim Hutchinson (R-Ark.) admitted he is vulnerable in his race for re-election against challenger Mark Pryor, the Democratic attorney general of Arkansas. Hutchinson made the remarks July 27 to publishers, editors and reporters of Arkansas newspapers gathered for the annual convention of the Arkansas Press Association at the Arlington Hotel in Hot Springs...
Fulton library to feel impact of reduced budget (08/01/02)
The Fulton County library, along with others in the White River region and across the state, have taken a direct hit as a result of state budget cuts, said Donna Hall, Fulton Library Board president. The regional librarian, Debra Sutterfield, has informed local boards to expect cuts such as reduced hours, reduction in the number of books, audio books and video books purchased, limited story hours and summer reading programs, and reduction of maintenance. ...
Woman dies in mowing accident (08/01/02)
A Highland woman was killed July 26 when she apparently became the victim of a freak accident while mowing her yard. According to Mack Thompson, investigator for the Arkansas State Police, Mary Lou Hampton, 62, was discovered by her parents the evening of July 29 trapped on her riding lawn mower under a deck in her back yard on White Oak Circle. Thompson said Hampton's parents became concerned when they were unable to reach her by telephone and went to her home to check on her...
Inmates transferred after escape attempts (08/01/02)
Hacksaw blades, arson and attempted jail breaks have kept jailers on alert at the Fulton County jail and Stone County Detention Center. Two 18-year-old inmates charged with capital murder have been transferred from the Fulton County jail for security reasons after hacksaw blades were smuggled into a jail cell July 20, said Sheriff Lloyd Martz. One of the inmates, Brian Keith Shankle, has been charged with arson after he allegedly set fire to the Stone County Detention Center July 27...
Weather, races heat up primary election (08/01/02)
OREGON COUNTY -- Oregon County residents will go to the polls Aug. 6 to vote in the 2002 primary election, and Oregon County Clerk Gary Hensley reminds voters that in a primary election one ballot must be chosen by those voting. "Voters will have the opportunity to select either a Democratic, Republican or Libertarian ballot when they go to vote," the chief election official for Oregon County said...
Brock, Lyons wed in Hot Springs (08/01/02)
Mr. and Mrs. Sam Lyons of Ash Flat have announced the marriage of their son, Todd, to the former Scherrie Brock of Hot Springs. The couple married July 16 in Hot Springs where they live.
Brock, Lyons wed in Hot Springs (08/01/02)
Mr. and Mrs. Sam Lyons of Ash Flat have announced the marriage of their son, Todd, to the former Scherrie Brock of Hot Springs. The couple married July 16 in Hot Springs where they live.
Summer isn't off season for Missouri waterfowl hunters (08/01/02)
JEFFERSON CITY - Rabbit hunters may nod drowsily through summer evenings while rubbing the ears of their favorite beagle hounds. Conscientious bowhunters may spend an hour at the target range now and then to keep their shooting skills sharp. But for a waterfowl hunter, there is no such thing as an off-season...
Local restaurants promote water safety for youngsters (08/01/02)
"Fast Food" and Arkansas Game and Fish are teaming up to promote boating safety. Area business managers Kim Watson from the Hardy McDonalds, Justin Sisk from Salem Dairy Queen, and Joe Boshears from the Salem Sonic, have provided local wildlife officers Wade Spence and Scott Watkins with coupons to encourage children to wear life jackets while boating...
Alton Lions brings truck pull to high school arena (08/01/02)
A truck pull with big sled will be at 6 p.m. Aug. 3 at the fairgrounds arena at Alton High School. There will be a cash drawing for $100. Admission is $5 for adults, and children 12 and under will be admitted for free. The event is being sponsored by Alton Lions Club...
Thayer swim team finishes fourth at district meet (08/01/02)
The Thayer swim team finished fourth at the district swim meet in West Plains on July 20. The team from West Plains won the meet with 443 points followed by Lebanon with 359 points, Mountain View with 304 points, Thayer with 238 points, Willow Springs with 198 points, Marshfield with 185 points, Houston with 160, Mountain Grove and Ava with 157 points and Cabool with 73 points...
Thayer swim team finishes fourth at district meet (08/01/02)
The Thayer swim team finished fourth at the district swim meet in West Plains on July 20. The team from West Plains won the meet with 443 points followed by Lebanon with 359 points, Mountain View with 304 points, Thayer with 238 points, Willow Springs with 198 points, Marshfield with 185 points, Houston with 160, Mountain Grove and Ava with 157 points and Cabool with 73 points...
Summer isn't off season for Missouri waterfowl hunters (08/01/02)
JEFFERSON CITY - Rabbit hunters may nod drowsily through summer evenings while rubbing the ears of their favorite beagle hounds. Conscientious bowhunters may spend an hour at the target range now and then to keep their shooting skills sharp. But for a waterfowl hunter, there is no such thing as an off-season...
Alton Lions brings truck pull to high school arena (08/01/02)
A truck pull with big sled will be at 6 p.m. Aug. 3 at the fairgrounds arena at Alton High School. There will be a cash drawing for $100. Admission is $5 for adults, and children 12 and under will be admitted for free. The event is being sponsored by Alton Lions Club...
Local restaurants promote water safety for youngsters (08/01/02)
"Fast Food" and Arkansas Game and Fish are teaming up to promote boating safety. Area business managers Kim Watson from the Hardy McDonalds, Justin Sisk from Salem Dairy Queen, and Joe Boshears from the Salem Sonic, have provided local wildlife officers Wade Spence and Scott Watkins with coupons to encourage children to wear life jackets while boating...
Glenda Pool (08/01/02)
Glenda Luetta Pool, 64, daughter of John and Cecile Williams Sigler was born Aug. 9, 1937, in MacFadden, Ark., and died July 16, 2002, at St. John's Regional Health Center in Springfield, Mo. She was married to Clifford Ogle on July 7, 1954, and to this union four children were born. She was married to Don Pool on May 16, 1991...
Donald Hively (08/01/02)
Donald Delbert (Duck) Hively, 55, of Viola, Ark., son of Cleamon Cleo Hively and Dortha Doris (Ratliff) Logan was born Oct. 9, 1946, at San Saba, Texas. He died July 26, 2002, at Salem, Ark. He worked at various jobs. He especially enjoyed hunting and fishing. He was of the Assembly of God faith...
Mike Holcomb (08/01/02)
Mike Holcomb, 76, of Salem, Ark., died Friday, July 26 at his home. He was born Sept. 29, 1925, in Clay, W. Va., the son of Sammel Holcomb and Agnes (Ramsey) Holcomb. He was a veteran of the United States Navy, having served during World War II. He retired as the transportation director for the Homer School District in Illinois. He moved to Salem 13 years ago form Joliet, Ill...
Mandy Lou Beasley (08/01/02)
Mandy Lou Beasley, 46, died July 26, 2002, in Hardy. She was born May 24, 1956 in Little Rock, Ark., the daughter of Rev. Bernard Beasley and Eleanor Lou (Helbach) Beasley. She moved to Hardy 15 years ago from Pocahontas. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Horseshoe Bend, Ark...
Catherine Sullivan (08/01/02)
Catherine Sue Sullivan, 75, of Hardy, Ark., died Friday, July 26, 2002, at her home. She was born Aug. 29, 1926, in Trumann, Ark., the daughter of the late Pascal (Horrell) and Fred Henning. She was a homemaker and was of the Catholic faith. Survivors include her husband, John D. ...
Carolyn Mooneyham (08/01/02)
Carolyn Jean Mooneyham, 60, of Paragould, formerly of Hardy, Ark., was born July 22, 1941 in Durand, Mich., and died July 23, 2002, at St. Bernard's Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro. She was the daughter of the late George Adcock and Vernice Adams Adcock. She was retired from General Motors. She was married in Flint, Mich., to Leonard L. Mooneyham Nov. 4, 1978. She was of the Pentecost faith...
"D.B." Bradley (08/01/02)
William "D. B." Bradley, 75, of Tuckerman, died July 23, 2002, at St. Bernard Regional Hospital in Jonesboro. He was a retired farmer and member of Swifton Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Ona Bradley of Newport; one son and wife, Rick and Verla Bradley of Swifton; three daughters, Linda and Douglas Worthington of Ash Flat, Barbara Sullivan of Tuckerman, and Carol Hagar also of Tuckerman; one stepdaughter, Carolyn and Larry Rogers of Jonesboro; 11 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.. ...
Logan Lennie Lee (08/01/02)
Logan Lennie Lee, 64, son of the late Sam and Hazel Crow Lee was born Oct. 22, 1937, in Kansas City, Mo. He died July 17, 2002, in Batesville, Ark. He was married to HwaJa Kim Lee on Dec. 4, 1978, in El Paso, Texas, and to this union two children were born. He spent over 20 years serving his country in the United States Army. He was a member of the Oxford Baptist Church and the disabled Veterans Association...
Una Anderson (08/01/02)
Una Anderson, 76, of Cherokee Village, Ark., died July 6, 2002, in Yuma, Ariz. after a short illness. She was born May 24, 1927 in Broslow, Germany. Survivors include her husband, Marvin; and one daughter, Ilona Stales of Brownsville, Texas; three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren...
Catherine Sullivan (08/01/02)
Catherine Sue Sullivan, 75, of Hardy, Ark., died Friday, July 26, 2002, at her home. She was born Aug. 29, 1926, in Trumann, Ark., the daughter of the late Pascal (Horrell) and Fred Henning. She was a homemaker and was of the Catholic faith. Survivors include her husband, John D. ...
Donald Hively (08/01/02)
Donald Delbert (Duck) Hively, 55, of Viola, Ark., son of Cleamon Cleo Hively and Dortha Doris (Ratliff) Logan was born Oct. 9, 1946, at San Saba, Texas. He died July 26, 2002, at Salem, Ark. He worked at various jobs. He especially enjoyed hunting and fishing. He was of the Assembly of God faith...
Mike Holcomb (08/01/02)
Mike Holcomb, 76, of Salem, Ark., died Friday, July 26 at his home. He was born Sept. 29, 1925, in Clay, W. Va., the son of Sammel Holcomb and Agnes (Ramsey) Holcomb. He was a veteran of the United States Navy, having served during World War II. He retired as the transportation director for the Homer School District in Illinois. He moved to Salem 13 years ago form Joliet, Ill...
Mandy Lou Beasley (08/01/02)
Mandy Lou Beasley, 46, died July 26, 2002, in Hardy. She was born May 24, 1956 in Little Rock, Ark., the daughter of Rev. Bernard Beasley and Eleanor Lou (Helbach) Beasley. She moved to Hardy 15 years ago from Pocahontas. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Horseshoe Bend, Ark...
Una Anderson (08/01/02)
Una Anderson, 76, of Cherokee Village, Ark., died July 6, 2002, in Yuma, Ariz. after a short illness. She was born May 24, 1927 in Broslow, Germany. Survivors include her husband, Marvin; and one daughter, Ilona Stales of Brownsville, Texas; three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren...
Carolyn Mooneyham (08/01/02)
Carolyn Jean Mooneyham, 60, of Paragould, formerly of Hardy, Ark., was born July 22, 1941 in Durand, Mich., and died July 23, 2002, at St. Bernard's Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro. She was the daughter of the late George Adcock and Vernice Adams Adcock. She was retired from General Motors. She was married in Flint, Mich., to Leonard L. Mooneyham Nov. 4, 1978. She was of the Pentecost faith...
"D.B." Bradley (08/01/02)
William "D. B." Bradley, 75, of Tuckerman, died July 23, 2002, at St. Bernard Regional Hospital in Jonesboro. He was a retired farmer and member of Swifton Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Ona Bradley of Newport; one son and wife, Rick and Verla Bradley of Swifton; three daughters, Linda and Douglas Worthington of Ash Flat, Barbara Sullivan of Tuckerman, and Carol Hagar also of Tuckerman; one stepdaughter, Carolyn and Larry Rogers of Jonesboro; 11 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.. ...
Logan Lennie Lee (08/01/02)
Logan Lennie Lee, 64, son of the late Sam and Hazel Crow Lee was born Oct. 22, 1937, in Kansas City, Mo. He died July 17, 2002, in Batesville, Ark. He was married to HwaJa Kim Lee on Dec. 4, 1978, in El Paso, Texas, and to this union two children were born. He spent over 20 years serving his country in the United States Army. He was a member of the Oxford Baptist Church and the disabled Veterans Association...
Glenda Pool (08/01/02)
Glenda Luetta Pool, 64, daughter of John and Cecile Williams Sigler was born Aug. 9, 1937, in MacFadden, Ark., and died July 16, 2002, at St. John's Regional Health Center in Springfield, Mo. She was married to Clifford Ogle on July 7, 1954, and to this union four children were born. She was married to Don Pool on May 16, 1991...
Allmon, Nicholson to unite in marriage to unite in marriage (08/01/02)
Mr. and Mrs. Bill Allmon have announced the forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Sara Beth, to Farrell Nicholson, son of Mr. and Mrs. James Nicholson. The ceremony will be at 10 a.m. Aug. 17 at Mammoth Spring Church of Christ. All friends and relatives are invited to attend...
Parrott, Dozier to wed (08/01/02)
Mr. and Mrs. Tommy Parrott of Alton have announced the forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Sue Parrott, to Brandon Dozier, son of Rita Grogan and Scott Dozier. Wedding vows will be exchanged at 5 p.m. Aug. 10 at Alley Spring State Park on Highway 106 west of Eminence, Mo. A reception will follow thereafter...
Allmon, Banks to exchange vows to exchange vows (08/01/02)
Mr. and Mrs. Bill Allmon have announced the forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Rebecca Dawn, to Benjamin Michael Banks, son of Dr. and Mrs. Bill Banks. The ceremony will be at 2 p.m. Aug. 10 at First Baptist Church of Thayer. All friends and relatives are invited to attend...
Collins, Owens slate nuptials (08/01/02)
Former Mammoth Spring resident Amanda Gail Collins will be united in marriage to Carroll Dean Owens Jr., also a former Mammoth Spring resident, at 2 p.m. Aug. 10 at College Church of Christ in Searcy. A reception will follow the ceremony. Carroll, the son of Carroll Owens Sr. ...
Parrott, Dozier to wed (08/01/02)
Mr. and Mrs. Tommy Parrott of Alton have announced the forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Sue Parrott, to Brandon Dozier, son of Rita Grogan and Scott Dozier. Wedding vows will be exchanged at 5 p.m. Aug. 10 at Alley Spring State Park on Highway 106 west of Eminence, Mo. A reception will follow thereafter...
Allmon, Nicholson to unite in marriage to unite in marriage (08/01/02)
Mr. and Mrs. Bill Allmon have announced the forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Sara Beth, to Farrell Nicholson, son of Mr. and Mrs. James Nicholson. The ceremony will be at 10 a.m. Aug. 17 at Mammoth Spring Church of Christ. All friends and relatives are invited to attend...
Allmon, Banks to exchange vows to exchange vows (08/01/02)
Mr. and Mrs. Bill Allmon have announced the forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Rebecca Dawn, to Benjamin Michael Banks, son of Dr. and Mrs. Bill Banks. The ceremony will be at 2 p.m. Aug. 10 at First Baptist Church of Thayer. All friends and relatives are invited to attend...
Collins, Owens slate nuptials (08/01/02)
Former Mammoth Spring resident Amanda Gail Collins will be united in marriage to Carroll Dean Owens Jr., also a former Mammoth Spring resident, at 2 p.m. Aug. 10 at College Church of Christ in Searcy. A reception will follow the ceremony. Carroll, the son of Carroll Owens Sr. ...
Felkinses to mark 60th anniversary (08/01/02)
Mr. and Mrs. Horace Felkins will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary Aug. 9 at the Lawrence Welk Resort with family and friends. Both attended Hardy High School and were married at the Hardy Methodist Church parsonage Aug. 9, 1942. They have lived in Oceanside, Calif., since 1951. They have divided their time between Oceanside and Cherokee Village for the past 13 years...
Stotts to fete 50th anniversary 50th anniversary (08/01/02)
Eudean and Dewayne Stotts of Hardy will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary at their home at 16 Gay Drive in Highland Aug. 11 from 2 to 4 p.m. Hosting the event is their daughter Becky Orians and her husband, Mike, and son, Steve Stotts, and his wife, Lisa. They have five grandchildren, Bryan Stotts, Greg Stotts, Kristina Orians, Ashley Orians and Sarah Orians...
Felkinses to mark 60th anniversary (08/01/02)
Mr. and Mrs. Horace Felkins will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary Aug. 9 at the Lawrence Welk Resort with family and friends. Both attended Hardy High School and were married at the Hardy Methodist Church parsonage Aug. 9, 1942. They have lived in Oceanside, Calif., since 1951. They have divided their time between Oceanside and Cherokee Village for the past 13 years...
Stotts to fete 50th anniversary 50th anniversary (08/01/02)
Eudean and Dewayne Stotts of Hardy will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary at their home at 16 Gay Drive in Highland Aug. 11 from 2 to 4 p.m. Hosting the event is their daughter Becky Orians and her husband, Mike, and son, Steve Stotts, and his wife, Lisa. They have five grandchildren, Bryan Stotts, Greg Stotts, Kristina Orians, Ashley Orians and Sarah Orians...
From my Front Porch (08/01/02)
In all honesty, have you actually read your cell phone manual? Do you really know what all those buttons and such on your phone are really for? Do you really? If the answer to any of those questions is yes, then you are probably not from this planet...
Boldly Going Nowhere (08/01/02)
Last fall, I taught a course at Ozarka College (Melbourne Campus) titled CIS 1303 -- Computer Information Systems. This fall semester, I'll be teaching the same course, along with a second course titled CIS 1003 -- Introduction to Computers. Both classes will be at the temporary Remington Plaza facility in Ash Flat...
From my Front Porch (08/01/02)
In all honesty, have you actually read your cell phone manual? Do you really know what all those buttons and such on your phone are really for? Do you really? If the answer to any of those questions is yes, then you are probably not from this planet...
Boldly Going Nowhere (08/01/02)
Last fall, I taught a course at Ozarka College (Melbourne Campus) titled CIS 1303 -- Computer Information Systems. This fall semester, I'll be teaching the same course, along with a second course titled CIS 1003 -- Introduction to Computers. Both classes will be at the temporary Remington Plaza facility in Ash Flat...