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Stories from Thursday, August 15, 2002

Thayer board to fill vacancy (08/15/02)
THAYER - The Thayer R-II School District has a vacancy on the Board of Education. According to Thayer School Superintendent Bill Garrison, residents of the Thayer R-II School District who wish to be appointed to the position need to submit a letter of application stating their qualifications and their reasons for wishing to be on the school board to the secretary of the school board in the superintendent's office by noon Aug.29...
Recount may be called in rep. race (08/15/02)
OREGON COUNTY -- A recount is expected in the race for state representative in the 153rd District, which Oregon County. Oregon County Clerk Gary Hensley confirmed Aug. 9 that he had received a telephone call from Republican 153rd state representative candidate Tim Slayton who stated he would seek a recount in the August primary election vote. ...
West Nile virus hitting close to home (08/15/02)
Oregon County residents who have not had their horses vaccinated against the West Nile virus should realize it is probably too late to do so. This is information given by Dr. Roger Shaw III, veterinarian at Eleven Point Equine Clinic, after preliminary blood tests show a horse in Howell County at South Fork contracted the West Nile virus. South Fork is located about 10 miles southwest of West Plains. The horse is alive and is being treated and Shaw said it will likely recover...
Knife incident leads to arrest of local man (08/15/02)
KOSHKONONG -- Thomas W. Labo, 28, of Koshkonong has been charged with assault and armed criminal action. According to a report from the Howell County Sheriff's Office, Jeffrey Coffel, 38, of Koshkonong suffered an eight-inch cut Aug. 3 after Labo struck him with a knife. The cut began on the upper portion of Coffel's left arm and ended over his chest...
St. Louis pair face drug charges drug charges (08/15/02)
OREGON COUNTY -- Two St. Louis residents have been charged with possession of a controlled substance by officers with the Oregon County Sheriff's Office. According to a report from law enforcement officials, Julie Wilkinson, 25, was arrested last weekend on a felony charge of possession of a controlled substance...
Hardy mayor questions A&P spending (08/15/02)
Hardy Mayor Louie Seibert has a problem with the way the money from the Hamburger Tax is being spent and he wants the city council to take more control of the expenditures. Seibert told the council at their Aug. 6 meeting the Advertising and Promotion Committee, who is in charge of distributing the tax money, had approved a $10,500 expenditure for advertising without going through the proper channels. ...
Horseshoe restaurateur fulfills lifelong dream (08/15/02)
A long-awaited dream came true Aug. 6 for Twyla Wallace of Cherokee Village when she opened the doors to her new restaurant called Twyla's. Wallace signed a one-year lease with the Municipal Recreation Improvement District for the facility on Turkey Mountain...
Village road deal on hold (08/15/02)
A decision on whether the city will contract with the Suburban Improvement District for sole maintenance responsibility of Cherokee Village streets faces yet another roadblock as the result of action by the city council at its Aug. 5 meeting. By a vote of 5-2, the council tabled action on a motion by Alderman Ray Torbit to "rescind and declare null and void" a proposal the city made to SID at the June 17 meeting to take responsibility for road maintenance in the Village. ...
Voters to decide on tariff hike (08/15/02)
The Fulton County Quorum Court passed an ordinance Aug. 12 to place a proposal on the November general election ballot. Voters will go to the polls to approve or reject an increase from 5 percent to 12 percent of the basic telephone tariff rate to adequately fund the county's 9-1-1 system...
Two injured in pickup crash (08/15/02)
Two accident victims were transported to Eastern Ozarks Regional Health System in Cherokee Village for injuries they received in a one-vehicle rollover 1.9 miles west of Ash Flat Aug. 8. Deputy Stanley Haney said Rosemarie Grassi, 62, of Horseshoe Bend was driving a 2001 Nissan pickup truck east on Peace Valley Road when she lost control of her vehicle attempting to negotiate a curve...
Thayer board to fill vacancy (08/15/02)
THAYER - The Thayer R-II School District has a vacancy on the Board of Education. According to Thayer School Superintendent Bill Garrison, residents of the Thayer R-II School District who wish to be appointed to the position need to submit a letter of application stating their qualifications and their reasons for wishing to be on the school board to the secretary of the school board in the superintendent's office by noon Aug.29...
Knife incident leads to arrest of local man (08/15/02)
KOSHKONONG -- Thomas W. Labo, 28, of Koshkonong has been charged with assault and armed criminal action. According to a report from the Howell County Sheriff's Office, Jeffrey Coffel, 38, of Koshkonong suffered an eight-inch cut Aug. 3 after Labo struck him with a knife. The cut began on the upper portion of Coffel's left arm and ended over his chest...
West Nile virus hitting close to home (08/15/02)
Oregon County residents who have not had their horses vaccinated against the West Nile virus should realize it is probably too late to do so. This is information given by Dr. Roger Shaw III, veterinarian at Eleven Point Equine Clinic, after preliminary blood tests show a horse in Howell County at South Fork contracted the West Nile virus. South Fork is located about 10 miles southwest of West Plains. The horse is alive and is being treated and Shaw said it will likely recover...
Recount may be called in rep. race (08/15/02)
OREGON COUNTY -- A recount is expected in the race for state representative in the 153rd District, which Oregon County. Oregon County Clerk Gary Hensley confirmed Aug. 9 that he had received a telephone call from Republican 153rd state representative candidate Tim Slayton who stated he would seek a recount in the August primary election vote. ...
Hardy mayor questions A&P spending (08/15/02)
Hardy Mayor Louie Seibert has a problem with the way the money from the Hamburger Tax is being spent and he wants the city council to take more control of the expenditures. Seibert told the council at their Aug. 6 meeting the Advertising and Promotion Committee, who is in charge of distributing the tax money, had approved a $10,500 expenditure for advertising without going through the proper channels. ...
Horseshoe restaurateur fulfills lifelong dream (08/15/02)
A long-awaited dream came true Aug. 6 for Twyla Wallace of Cherokee Village when she opened the doors to her new restaurant called Twyla's. Wallace signed a one-year lease with the Municipal Recreation Improvement District for the facility on Turkey Mountain...
Village road deal on hold (08/15/02)
A decision on whether the city will contract with the Suburban Improvement District for sole maintenance responsibility of Cherokee Village streets faces yet another roadblock as the result of action by the city council at its Aug. 5 meeting. By a vote of 5-2, the council tabled action on a motion by Alderman Ray Torbit to "rescind and declare null and void" a proposal the city made to SID at the June 17 meeting to take responsibility for road maintenance in the Village. ...
Two injured in pickup crash (08/15/02)
Two accident victims were transported to Eastern Ozarks Regional Health System in Cherokee Village for injuries they received in a one-vehicle rollover 1.9 miles west of Ash Flat Aug. 8. Deputy Stanley Haney said Rosemarie Grassi, 62, of Horseshoe Bend was driving a 2001 Nissan pickup truck east on Peace Valley Road when she lost control of her vehicle attempting to negotiate a curve...
Voters to decide on tariff hike (08/15/02)
The Fulton County Quorum Court passed an ordinance Aug. 12 to place a proposal on the November general election ballot. Voters will go to the polls to approve or reject an increase from 5 percent to 12 percent of the basic telephone tariff rate to adequately fund the county's 9-1-1 system...
St. Louis pair face drug charges drug charges (08/15/02)
OREGON COUNTY -- Two St. Louis residents have been charged with possession of a controlled substance by officers with the Oregon County Sheriff's Office. According to a report from law enforcement officials, Julie Wilkinson, 25, was arrested last weekend on a felony charge of possession of a controlled substance...
Wilson, Castor unite in marriage (08/15/02)
The sanctuary of First Baptist Church in Cherokee Village was the setting for the wedding of Amber Wilson and JR Castor. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Aubrey Wilson of Cherokee Village, and the groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Lee Roy Castor of Evening Shade...
O'Neill, Tesmer exchange vows (08/15/02)
Incarnation Catholic Church in Palos Heights, Ill., was the setting for the July 5 wedding of Wendy Ann O'Neill and Tony Lee Tesmer. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Terrence O'Neill of Crestwood, Ill. The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. David Tesmer of Horseshoe Bend...
O'Neill, Tesmer exchange vows (08/15/02)
Incarnation Catholic Church in Palos Heights, Ill., was the setting for the July 5 wedding of Wendy Ann O'Neill and Tony Lee Tesmer. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Terrence O'Neill of Crestwood, Ill. The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. David Tesmer of Horseshoe Bend...
Wilson, Castor unite in marriage (08/15/02)
The sanctuary of First Baptist Church in Cherokee Village was the setting for the wedding of Amber Wilson and JR Castor. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Aubrey Wilson of Cherokee Village, and the groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Lee Roy Castor of Evening Shade...
Deer doggers lose privileges (08/15/02)
Once again, Missouri citizens have put an end to large-scale poaching. Thanks to their action, poachers are paying fines running into tens of thousands of dollars, and a penalty that some poachers probably didn't anticipate - loss of hunting and fishing privileges in Missouri and other states...
Corps of Engineers offers managed hunts for the disabled (08/15/02)
Mobility impaired hunters can apply for opportunities to test their deer hunting skills. Applications are being accepted for a deer hunt for physically challenged hunters Nov. 23 and 24 at Mark Twain Lake and for four other hunts as well. People with permanent disabilities who require use of wheelchairs, braces, crutches or canes are eligible for the Mark Twain Lake hunt, sponsored by the U.S. ...
Corps of Engineers offers managed hunts for the disabled (08/15/02)
Mobility impaired hunters can apply for opportunities to test their deer hunting skills. Applications are being accepted for a deer hunt for physically challenged hunters Nov. 23 and 24 at Mark Twain Lake and for four other hunts as well. People with permanent disabilities who require use of wheelchairs, braces, crutches or canes are eligible for the Mark Twain Lake hunt, sponsored by the U.S. ...
Deer doggers lose privileges (08/15/02)
Once again, Missouri citizens have put an end to large-scale poaching. Thanks to their action, poachers are paying fines running into tens of thousands of dollars, and a penalty that some poachers probably didn't anticipate - loss of hunting and fishing privileges in Missouri and other states...
Doraine Paysinger (08/15/02)
Doraine Paysinger, 81, of Salem, Ark., son of the late Henry Alexander and Alice Arizona (Smal-ley) Paysinger was born March 11, 1921, at Campground, Ark. He died Saturday, June 29, 2002, at Ash Flat, Ark.He was married to Mary Clara Farris on Oct. 30, 1942, at Evening Shade, Ark., and to this union three daughters were born. ...
"Slim" Warren, Sr. (08/15/02)
Wilburn "Slim" Warren, Sr. 67, of Ash Flat, was born June 27, 1935, in West Ridge, Ark. He died July 29, 2002, at his home. He lived in the Jones-boro area most of his life. He moved to Ash Flat in 1996. He was the owner and operator of A-1 Auto Salvage on Highway 351 in Jonesboro. ...
Elsie Joyce Dodson (08/15/02)
Elsie Joyce Dodson, 84, of Lebanon, Oregon, died July 27, 2002, at the Lebanon Com-munity Hospital. She was born Nov. 7, 1917 in Alton, Mo., daughter of the late Charlie and Hattie Holmes Walter. She married Joseph Noel Dodson March 6, 1937, in Winona, Mo. ...
Matthew Barton (08/15/02)
Matthew Barton, 24, of Alton, was born Oct. 5, 1977 and died July 31, 2002. He was a member of the Alton Freewill Baptist Church.Survivors include his wife, Nichole of the home; his parents, Garland and Carolyn Barton of Alton; one brother, Michael Barton of Springfield, Mo.; two sons, Gavin and Trenton Barton and numerous other relatives and friends.Services were Aug. ...
Fuller Wheeler (08/15/02)
Fuller Webb Wheeler, 90, son of the late Wash Wheeler and Lydia Woods Wheeler was born April 9, 1912, in Dillon, Ark. and died Aug. 1, 2002, in West Plains, Mo. He was married July 6, 1946, in Salem, Ark. to Beulah McAninch. He attended the Moody Church of Christ for over 55 years. ...
Johnnie Bowman (08/15/02)
Johnnie Miles Bowman, 67, of Brockwell, Ark., died Aug. 1, 2002, at the Community Medical Center in Calico Rock in Izard County, Ark. He was born July 19, 1935 at Norfork, Ark. to George Preston and Mary Jane Tilley Bowman. He was a farmer and was of the Pentecostal Faith.Survivors include three brothers, Belvin Eugene Bowman, Howard Wayne Bowman and Jessie Earl Bowman all of Mountain Home, Ark.; one sister, Betty Ann Vredenburg of Brockwell; several nieces and nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Dessie Bowman and one brother, Paul Ray Bowman.Services were Aug. ...
Jerry Williams (08/15/02)
Ernest Jerry Williams, 64, son of the late Ernest Gideon and Virginia Williams Sanford was born Aug. 19, 1937, in Agnos, Ark. He died June 25, 2002, at his home in Wiseman, Ark. He was married to Ruthie Blankenship on July 25, 1964, in Oxford, Ark. To this union two children were born. ...
Gene (Yogi) Sanders (08/15/02)
Gene (Yogi) Sanders, 71, of Hardy, Ark., died Aug. 3, 2002 at the Eastern Ozarks Regional Health System in Cherokee Village. He was born Oct. 21, 1930, in Oklahoma City, Okla., son of the late Jewel Winans Sanders and Frank Sanders.He was employed with Sierra Pacific Power Co. ...
Robert E. Cahill (08/15/02)
Robert E. Cahill, former resident of Cherokee Village, Ark., died July 6, 2002, while vacationing in Minneapolis, Minn. He was born July 12, 1924.Survivors include his wife, Elaine of Rio Vera, Ariz., and several nieces and nephews.Memorial service was held at St. Mary's Catholic Church July 17, in Shenandoah, Iowa...
Gene (Yogi) Sanders (08/15/02)
Gene (Yogi) Sanders, 71, of Hardy, Ark., died Aug. 3, 2002 at the Eastern Ozarks Regional Health System in Cherokee Village. He was born Oct. 21, 1930, in Oklahoma City, Okla., son of the late Jewel Winans Sanders and Frank Sanders.He was employed with Sierra Pacific Power Co. ...
Jerry Williams (08/15/02)
Ernest Jerry Williams, 64, son of the late Ernest Gideon and Virginia Williams Sanford was born Aug. 19, 1937, in Agnos, Ark. He died June 25, 2002, at his home in Wiseman, Ark. He was married to Ruthie Blankenship on July 25, 1964, in Oxford, Ark. To this union two children were born. ...
Fuller Wheeler (08/15/02)
Fuller Webb Wheeler, 90, son of the late Wash Wheeler and Lydia Woods Wheeler was born April 9, 1912, in Dillon, Ark. and died Aug. 1, 2002, in West Plains, Mo. He was married July 6, 1946, in Salem, Ark. to Beulah McAninch. He attended the Moody Church of Christ for over 55 years. ...
Matthew Barton (08/15/02)
Matthew Barton, 24, of Alton, was born Oct. 5, 1977 and died July 31, 2002. He was a member of the Alton Freewill Baptist Church.Survivors include his wife, Nichole of the home; his parents, Garland and Carolyn Barton of Alton; one brother, Michael Barton of Springfield, Mo.; two sons, Gavin and Trenton Barton and numerous other relatives and friends.Services were Aug. ...
Robert E. Cahill (08/15/02)
Robert E. Cahill, former resident of Cherokee Village, Ark., died July 6, 2002, while vacationing in Minneapolis, Minn. He was born July 12, 1924.Survivors include his wife, Elaine of Rio Vera, Ariz., and several nieces and nephews.Memorial service was held at St. Mary's Catholic Church July 17, in Shenandoah, Iowa...
"Slim" Warren, Sr. (08/15/02)
Wilburn "Slim" Warren, Sr. 67, of Ash Flat, was born June 27, 1935, in West Ridge, Ark. He died July 29, 2002, at his home. He lived in the Jones-boro area most of his life. He moved to Ash Flat in 1996. He was the owner and operator of A-1 Auto Salvage on Highway 351 in Jonesboro. ...
Doraine Paysinger (08/15/02)
Doraine Paysinger, 81, of Salem, Ark., son of the late Henry Alexander and Alice Arizona (Smal-ley) Paysinger was born March 11, 1921, at Campground, Ark. He died Saturday, June 29, 2002, at Ash Flat, Ark.He was married to Mary Clara Farris on Oct. 30, 1942, at Evening Shade, Ark., and to this union three daughters were born. ...
Elsie Joyce Dodson (08/15/02)
Elsie Joyce Dodson, 84, of Lebanon, Oregon, died July 27, 2002, at the Lebanon Com-munity Hospital. She was born Nov. 7, 1917 in Alton, Mo., daughter of the late Charlie and Hattie Holmes Walter. She married Joseph Noel Dodson March 6, 1937, in Winona, Mo. ...
Johnnie Bowman (08/15/02)
Johnnie Miles Bowman, 67, of Brockwell, Ark., died Aug. 1, 2002, at the Community Medical Center in Calico Rock in Izard County, Ark. He was born July 19, 1935 at Norfork, Ark. to George Preston and Mary Jane Tilley Bowman. He was a farmer and was of the Pentecostal Faith.Survivors include three brothers, Belvin Eugene Bowman, Howard Wayne Bowman and Jessie Earl Bowman all of Mountain Home, Ark.; one sister, Betty Ann Vredenburg of Brockwell; several nieces and nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Dessie Bowman and one brother, Paul Ray Bowman.Services were Aug. ...
Christina M. Kasch (08/15/02)
Darwin and Elena Anderson, of Salem have announced the birth of their granddaughter, Christina Michelle Kasch, born at 7:10 p.m. Aug. 1, 2002, at St. John's Regional Medical Center. She weighed 6 pounds, 7 ounces, and was 20 inches long. Her parents are Rachel and Bryan Kasch of Springfield, Mo...
Jessica A. Delargy Delargy (08/15/02)
Robert and Rachel Delargy of Saddle, along with Hunter Delargy, have announced the birth of their daughter and sister, Jessica Ann, born at 10:28 a.m. July 8, 2002, at Baxter Regional Medical Center in Mountain Home. She weighed 9 pounds and was 20 inches long...
Jessica A. Delargy Delargy (08/15/02)
Robert and Rachel Delargy of Saddle, along with Hunter Delargy, have announced the birth of their daughter and sister, Jessica Ann, born at 10:28 a.m. July 8, 2002, at Baxter Regional Medical Center in Mountain Home. She weighed 9 pounds and was 20 inches long...
Christina M. Kasch (08/15/02)
Darwin and Elena Anderson, of Salem have announced the birth of their granddaughter, Christina Michelle Kasch, born at 7:10 p.m. Aug. 1, 2002, at St. John's Regional Medical Center. She weighed 6 pounds, 7 ounces, and was 20 inches long. Her parents are Rachel and Bryan Kasch of Springfield, Mo...
Booths to celebrate 50th anniversary (08/15/02)
Curt "Smokey" and Sue Booth will celebrate 50 years of marriage at 2 p.m. Aug. 25, in the Orange Room of North Arkansas Electric Cooperative. They were married July 27, 1952, in Moko. The event will be hosted by their children and grandchildren: Connie and Doug Buss; Vickie, Tom, Shawn and Josh Hardin; Stanley, Charleen and Nicole Booth; Brandy Booth Rogers; and Heath and Xander Rogers...
Booths to celebrate 50th anniversary (08/15/02)
Curt "Smokey" and Sue Booth will celebrate 50 years of marriage at 2 p.m. Aug. 25, in the Orange Room of North Arkansas Electric Cooperative. They were married July 27, 1952, in Moko. The event will be hosted by their children and grandchildren: Connie and Doug Buss; Vickie, Tom, Shawn and Josh Hardin; Stanley, Charleen and Nicole Booth; Brandy Booth Rogers; and Heath and Xander Rogers...
Merritt, Barborek to wed (08/15/02)
Gwendolyn Leigh Merritt of Cherokee Village and Gregory Edward Barborek of Russellville have announced their engagement and forthcoming marriage. The bride-elect is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Colles of Cherokee Village, and Paul B. Merritt III of Pensacola, Fla. ...
Merritt, Barborek to wed (08/15/02)
Gwendolyn Leigh Merritt of Cherokee Village and Gregory Edward Barborek of Russellville have announced their engagement and forthcoming marriage. The bride-elect is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Colles of Cherokee Village, and Paul B. Merritt III of Pensacola, Fla. ...
Boldly Going Nowhere (08/15/02)
Feng Shui is a Chinese term that means "the wind and the water." Pronounced fung shway, it's the ancient Chinese art and science of correct placement. Probably more art than science. Basically, it's all about life force energy, called chi, and how it flows through a house or office. According to Chinese philosophy, when the wind is soft and the water calm, it brings harmony in your life...
From my Front Porch (08/15/02)
A few weeks ago I wrote a feature article about a group from a church in Willow Springs who had made the long trip into Central America to assist in the building of a church. After a five-hour plane trip and a four-hour drive, the group was required to continue their odyssey on foot via a trail that went deep into the jungle. Three hours later they finally reached their destination, a remote Panamanian village...
A Girl On A Mission (08/15/02)
A woman died a horrible, tragic death July 18. She died at the hands of a convicted rapist. The convict was working at a highway rest area where he stabbed her to death while she fought off his attempts to rob her. An off-duty police lieutenant heard a noise in the restroom, decided to check it out and saw blood on the floor...
From my Front Porch (08/15/02)
A few weeks ago I wrote a feature article about a group from a church in Willow Springs who had made the long trip into Central America to assist in the building of a church. After a five-hour plane trip and a four-hour drive, the group was required to continue their odyssey on foot via a trail that went deep into the jungle. Three hours later they finally reached their destination, a remote Panamanian village...
Boldly Going Nowhere (08/15/02)
Feng Shui is a Chinese term that means "the wind and the water." Pronounced fung shway, it's the ancient Chinese art and science of correct placement. Probably more art than science. Basically, it's all about life force energy, called chi, and how it flows through a house or office. According to Chinese philosophy, when the wind is soft and the water calm, it brings harmony in your life...
A Girl On A Mission (08/15/02)
A woman died a horrible, tragic death July 18. She died at the hands of a convicted rapist. The convict was working at a highway rest area where he stabbed her to death while she fought off his attempts to rob her. An off-duty police lieutenant heard a noise in the restroom, decided to check it out and saw blood on the floor...