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Stories from Thursday, August 29, 2002

MH man held on rape charges (08/29/02)
A 56-year-old Mountain Home man was arrested in Izard County Aug. 26 and charged with four counts of rape and four counts of incest. Larry Eugene Barker, escorted by his attorney, John Crain of Mountain Home, surrendered to the Izard County Sheriff's Office...
Officials: Spring River no 'danger zone' (08/29/02)
The August edition of Cosmopolitan magazine identified the Spring River as one of the top six "Danger Zones," a list of party spots described as "hunting grounds for reality porn." Reality porn is when girls get caught baring themselves on camera, later to find themselves on videos with names such as Wild Party Girls and Girls Gone Wild. It is big business, but embarrassing to girls who don't realize they are being filmed for commercial purposes...
SPILL: (08/29/02)
The driver of a 1998 Freightliner lost control of the truck as he negotiated a curve on Highway 167 six miles south of Ash Flat Aug. 27. The Elliot Truck Line tanker was hauling sulfuric acid which spilled onto the ground after the accident. The acid is toxic if it comes in contact with skin or is inhaled. TFC Wendell Jines of the Arkansas State Police was in charge of the scene until HAZMAT teams from Batesville and Memphis arrived...
Oregon County Historical Society purchases Glimpes house at Thayer purchases Glimpes house at Thayer (08/29/02)
OREGON COUNTY -- Local volunteers last week began the task of painting the Glimpes house that will be the new home of the Oregon County Historical Society. The house is located on Second Street in Thayer across from the post office and is the former home of Minnie Lee Glimpes. The house is believed to have been built in 1883...
Mayor: Bend could lose $50,000 if food tax repealed (08/29/02)
Mayor Bob Spear voiced his concern at the Horseshoe Bend City Council meeting Aug. 19 on the possibility of a repeal of sales tax on food to be placed on the November ballot. If approved the city general fund could lose around $50,000 a year in sales tax revenue, amounting to about 10 percent of the general fund's revenue...
Sharp County readies for West Nile virus (08/29/02)
Sharp County hasn't had any confirmed cases of West Nile virus, but according to James Tanner with the Sharp County Health Department and Hometown Health Improvement Project, it's just a matter of time since there have been confirmed cases in counties surrounding Sharp...
Viola fire chief asks for support of tax (08/29/02)
Fire Chief Ken Sanders appealed to the Viola City Council Aug. 15 for its support of the 1/2-cent sales tax proposal that will be placed on the November general election ballot. The tax will be used exclusively to maintain and operate the local fire departments, Sanders said. The tax receipts would be evenly divided among the departments in the county. If the tax is approved each department would receive around $10,000 to $13,000, he said...
Couch School Board gives report (08/29/02)
COUCH SCHOOL -- At the Aug. 13 meeting of the Couch School Board ITV classes to be offered this school year at the school were discussed. School board members approved a budget revision and approved the elementary and high school student handbooks and teacher handbooks...
Alton SB places bond issue on ballot (08/29/02)
ALTON -- The annual tax rate hearing was held at a special called meeting of the Alton School Board Aug. 22. School board members agreed and voted to set the tax rate at $2.75 per $100 assessed evaluation. The regular board meeting was held following the tax rate hearing and Tom McGuire with the McLiney Company was on hand to explain what QZAB is. ...
Recount called in 153rd state rep race (08/29/02)
OREGON COUNTY -- Oregon County Clerk Gary Hensley announced Aug. 27 that Missouri Secretary of State Matt Blunt has ordered a recount in the August 153rd District state representative race. The recount was called after Republican candidate Tim Slayton filed a re-count request with Blunt's office in Jefferson City. ...
Judge Day coming Saturday (08/29/02)
MAMMOTH SPRING -- Officials with the Mammoth Spring Chamber of Commerce remind those interested in having a booth at this year's Solemn Ole Judge Day activities that they need to register their booth with Rosemary Washam before Aug. 31. They may reach Washam at 870-625-3989...
Fair favorite ... (08/29/02)
YUMMY: Four-year-old Cody Thomas of Wheeling wasn't leaving the Fulton County Fair without some cotton candy. The fair was held Aug. 21-24. Watch upcoming issues of The News for pictures of pageant winners and grand champions.
Sharp County readies for West Nile virus (08/29/02)
Sharp County hasn't had any confirmed cases of West Nile virus, but according to James Tanner with the Sharp County Health Department and Hometown Health Improvement Project, it's just a matter of time since there have been confirmed cases in counties surrounding Sharp...
Viola fire chief asks for support of tax (08/29/02)
Fire Chief Ken Sanders appealed to the Viola City Council Aug. 15 for its support of the 1/2-cent sales tax proposal that will be placed on the November general election ballot. The tax will be used exclusively to maintain and operate the local fire departments, Sanders said. The tax receipts would be evenly divided among the departments in the county. If the tax is approved each department would receive around $10,000 to $13,000, he said...
Oregon County Historical Society purchases Glimpes house at Thayer purchases Glimpes house at Thayer (08/29/02)
OREGON COUNTY -- Local volunteers last week began the task of painting the Glimpes house that will be the new home of the Oregon County Historical Society. The house is located on Second Street in Thayer across from the post office and is the former home of Minnie Lee Glimpes. The house is believed to have been built in 1883...
SPILL: (08/29/02)
The driver of a 1998 Freightliner lost control of the truck as he negotiated a curve on Highway 167 six miles south of Ash Flat Aug. 27. The Elliot Truck Line tanker was hauling sulfuric acid which spilled onto the ground after the accident. The acid is toxic if it comes in contact with skin or is inhaled. TFC Wendell Jines of the Arkansas State Police was in charge of the scene until HAZMAT teams from Batesville and Memphis arrived...
Fair favorite ... (08/29/02)
YUMMY: Four-year-old Cody Thomas of Wheeling wasn't leaving the Fulton County Fair without some cotton candy. The fair was held Aug. 21-24. Watch upcoming issues of The News for pictures of pageant winners and grand champions.
Officials: Spring River no 'danger zone' (08/29/02)
The August edition of Cosmopolitan magazine identified the Spring River as one of the top six "Danger Zones," a list of party spots described as "hunting grounds for reality porn." Reality porn is when girls get caught baring themselves on camera, later to find themselves on videos with names such as Wild Party Girls and Girls Gone Wild. It is big business, but embarrassing to girls who don't realize they are being filmed for commercial purposes...
MH man held on rape charges (08/29/02)
A 56-year-old Mountain Home man was arrested in Izard County Aug. 26 and charged with four counts of rape and four counts of incest. Larry Eugene Barker, escorted by his attorney, John Crain of Mountain Home, surrendered to the Izard County Sheriff's Office...
Mayor: Bend could lose $50,000 if food tax repealed (08/29/02)
Mayor Bob Spear voiced his concern at the Horseshoe Bend City Council meeting Aug. 19 on the possibility of a repeal of sales tax on food to be placed on the November ballot. If approved the city general fund could lose around $50,000 a year in sales tax revenue, amounting to about 10 percent of the general fund's revenue...
Alton SB places bond issue on ballot (08/29/02)
ALTON -- The annual tax rate hearing was held at a special called meeting of the Alton School Board Aug. 22. School board members agreed and voted to set the tax rate at $2.75 per $100 assessed evaluation. The regular board meeting was held following the tax rate hearing and Tom McGuire with the McLiney Company was on hand to explain what QZAB is. ...
Recount called in 153rd state rep race (08/29/02)
OREGON COUNTY -- Oregon County Clerk Gary Hensley announced Aug. 27 that Missouri Secretary of State Matt Blunt has ordered a recount in the August 153rd District state representative race. The recount was called after Republican candidate Tim Slayton filed a re-count request with Blunt's office in Jefferson City. ...
Judge Day coming Saturday (08/29/02)
MAMMOTH SPRING -- Officials with the Mammoth Spring Chamber of Commerce remind those interested in having a booth at this year's Solemn Ole Judge Day activities that they need to register their booth with Rosemary Washam before Aug. 31. They may reach Washam at 870-625-3989...
Couch School Board gives report (08/29/02)
COUCH SCHOOL -- At the Aug. 13 meeting of the Couch School Board ITV classes to be offered this school year at the school were discussed. School board members approved a budget revision and approved the elementary and high school student handbooks and teacher handbooks...
SMSU-WP announces honor lists (08/29/02)
Southwest Missouri State University-West Plains has announced the summer 2002 dean's list and chancellor's list honorees. To qualify for the SMSU-WP chancellor's list, students must have earned a 4.0 grade point average for 12 or more credit hours taken during the session...
Fay Putnam to mark 90 years (08/29/02)
Friends and family of Faye Isenhower Tucker Putnam are invited to help celebrate her 90th birthday. She is a special mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, great-great-grandmother, sister, aunt, cousin and friend to her family, and a special lady to a lot of people...
Needham, Kirby to wed (08/29/02)
Mr. and Mrs. James A. Needham of Fountain Valley, Calif., and Col. and Mrs. Donald A. Dorsch of Mayflower have announced the marriage of their daughter, Dana Needham, to Kris Kirby, son of Mr. and Mrs. Terry D. Kirby of Thayer. He is the grandson of Violet and the late Norman Kirby and the late Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Poulette...
Williamses slate reunion (08/29/02)
The Williams family reunion will be Sept. 1 at the Riverton Bridge at Alton. A potluck meal will be served at noon. Those attending should bring a covered dish to share and a lawn chair.
Needham, Kirby to wed (08/29/02)
Mr. and Mrs. James A. Needham of Fountain Valley, Calif., and Col. and Mrs. Donald A. Dorsch of Mayflower have announced the marriage of their daughter, Dana Needham, to Kris Kirby, son of Mr. and Mrs. Terry D. Kirby of Thayer. He is the grandson of Violet and the late Norman Kirby and the late Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Poulette...
Williamses slate reunion (08/29/02)
The Williams family reunion will be Sept. 1 at the Riverton Bridge at Alton. A potluck meal will be served at noon. Those attending should bring a covered dish to share and a lawn chair.
Fay Putnam to mark 90 years (08/29/02)
Friends and family of Faye Isenhower Tucker Putnam are invited to help celebrate her 90th birthday. She is a special mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, great-great-grandmother, sister, aunt, cousin and friend to her family, and a special lady to a lot of people...
SMSU-WP announces honor lists (08/29/02)
Southwest Missouri State University-West Plains has announced the summer 2002 dean's list and chancellor's list honorees. To qualify for the SMSU-WP chancellor's list, students must have earned a 4.0 grade point average for 12 or more credit hours taken during the session...
NWTF to hold meeting (08/29/02)
The National Wild Turkey Federation will hold a meting Aug. 30 to get a chapter started in the Mammoth Spring/Thayer area. The meeting will start at 6 p.m. in the meeting room at Fred's Restaurant. Those attending will learn what an NWTF chapter can do for the community by adding scholarships, money for Jakes, Women in the Outdoors and Wheelin' Sportsmen and many more programs. For information contact Judy Story, senior regional director, at 870-628-1222 or email at jastory@seark.net...
Hodges signs with Eagles (08/29/02)
Jimmy Hodges of Cave City will play basketball at Williams Baptist College. Hodges, a 2002 graduate of Cave City High School, signed his letter of intent with the Eagles Aug. 12 at the Cave City High School gymnasium. Hodges averaged 15 points per game last season, and he was selected All-State and All- District his junior and senior years...
Thomas takes Tennessee title (08/29/02)
Eddie Thomas of Hardy added another title to resume by taking first place in the INT Tennessee State Waterski Championships Aug. 17 and 18. Thomas holds the title of Men's Slalom Super Advanced Open Champion at the event staged at Rambo's Lake in Fayetteville, Tenn...
Spring River Longbeards set youth day (08/29/02)
The Spring River Longbeards Chapter of National Wild Turkey Federation will hold a Jakes youth day at the Ash Flat ballpark Sept. 7 starting at 10 a.m. This year will mark the third year the chapter has held the event. Over 60 children attended last year...
Dove season opens Sept. 1; hunters reminded to get HIP (08/29/02)
Dove season's first segment this year opens Sept. 1 and runs through Sept. 23. The second and third segments are Oct. 5-20 and Dec. 14-Jan. 3, 2003. The daily bag limit remains at 15, with a possession limit of 30. Shotguns must be plugged to hold no more than three shells...
Bobcat athletes have busy summer; look forward to 2002 (08/29/02)
The Thayer High School Athletic Department wrapped up a busy summer and is looking forward to a successful 2002 in sports competition. Baseball Summer baseball found Aaron Henry and Anthony Martin playing for the Willow Springs Junior Varsity American Legion team coached by Thayer residents Joe Henry and Tony Martin. The Bears continue to build a strong program with some of the best talent in the area...
Dove season nears in Missouri (08/29/02)
If you are the type who thinks the perfect hunting trip is one where you get to fire your shotgun a lot, dove hunting may be the sport for you. Missouri's 70-day dove season begins Sept. 1. Hunters ages 16 through 64 must purchase a Small Game Hunting Permit and a Missouri Migratory Bird Hunting Permit to pursue doves. Shooting hours are one half hour before sunrise to sunset...
Dove season nears in Missouri (08/29/02)
If you are the type who thinks the perfect hunting trip is one where you get to fire your shotgun a lot, dove hunting may be the sport for you. Missouri's 70-day dove season begins Sept. 1. Hunters ages 16 through 64 must purchase a Small Game Hunting Permit and a Missouri Migratory Bird Hunting Permit to pursue doves. Shooting hours are one half hour before sunrise to sunset...
Spring River Longbeards set youth day (08/29/02)
The Spring River Longbeards Chapter of National Wild Turkey Federation will hold a Jakes youth day at the Ash Flat ballpark Sept. 7 starting at 10 a.m. This year will mark the third year the chapter has held the event. Over 60 children attended last year...
Thomas takes Tennessee title (08/29/02)
Eddie Thomas of Hardy added another title to resume by taking first place in the INT Tennessee State Waterski Championships Aug. 17 and 18. Thomas holds the title of Men's Slalom Super Advanced Open Champion at the event staged at Rambo's Lake in Fayetteville, Tenn...
Dove season opens Sept. 1; hunters reminded to get HIP (08/29/02)
Dove season's first segment this year opens Sept. 1 and runs through Sept. 23. The second and third segments are Oct. 5-20 and Dec. 14-Jan. 3, 2003. The daily bag limit remains at 15, with a possession limit of 30. Shotguns must be plugged to hold no more than three shells...
NWTF to hold meeting (08/29/02)
The National Wild Turkey Federation will hold a meting Aug. 30 to get a chapter started in the Mammoth Spring/Thayer area. The meeting will start at 6 p.m. in the meeting room at Fred's Restaurant. Those attending will learn what an NWTF chapter can do for the community by adding scholarships, money for Jakes, Women in the Outdoors and Wheelin' Sportsmen and many more programs. For information contact Judy Story, senior regional director, at 870-628-1222 or email at jastory@seark.net...
Hodges signs with Eagles (08/29/02)
Jimmy Hodges of Cave City will play basketball at Williams Baptist College. Hodges, a 2002 graduate of Cave City High School, signed his letter of intent with the Eagles Aug. 12 at the Cave City High School gymnasium. Hodges averaged 15 points per game last season, and he was selected All-State and All- District his junior and senior years...
Bobcat athletes have busy summer; look forward to 2002 (08/29/02)
The Thayer High School Athletic Department wrapped up a busy summer and is looking forward to a successful 2002 in sports competition. Baseball Summer baseball found Aaron Henry and Anthony Martin playing for the Willow Springs Junior Varsity American Legion team coached by Thayer residents Joe Henry and Tony Martin. The Bears continue to build a strong program with some of the best talent in the area...
Wendell C. Hassell (08/29/02)
Wendell C. Hassell, 85, of Batesville, died Aug. 22, 2002 at his home. He was born Dec. 29, 1916 in Sidney, Ark., son of Oscar B. and Rosa Cartwright Hassell. He was a retired Navy Chief and a farmer. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and in the Korean Conflict. ...
Lois Jeffery (08/29/02)
Lois Daphene Vines Jeffery, 67, daughter of the late Thurman and Effie Speak Vines, was born Nov. 6, 1934, in Gorby, Ark. She departed this life Aug. 16, 2002, at her home in Boswell. She was married to James Elmer Jeffery in Yakima, Wash., on June 15, 1954. ...
Clyde Leon Smith (08/29/02)
Clyde Leon Smith, 72, of Ozark Acres, died Aug. 19, 2002, at the Baxter Regional Medical Center in Mountain Home. He was born Nov. 29, 1929, in Tupelo, Miss., the son of Robert Smith and Mary Lou (Roberts) Smith. He was married to Eleanor Ruth Butler May 21, 1950, in Osceola, Ark. ...
Gus "Fate" Sifford (08/29/02)
Gus Lafayette "Fate" Sifford, 96, of Maplewood, Mo., was born Sept. 6, 1905, in Alton, Mo., and died Aug. 17, 2002, at the St. Mary's Hospital in Clayton, Mo. Survivors include numerous nieces and nephews, cousins, and other relatives.He was preceded in death by his parents, William Franklin "Bill" Sifford and Mary Jane (Whitten) Sifford; his wife, Viola (Jones) Sifford; three brothers, Paul, Allie and Frank Sifford; and two sisters, Agnes Atchison and Gladys Johnson.Services were Aug. ...
G. T. Humphries (08/29/02)
G. T. (George Thomas) Humphries, 83, of Glencoe, Ark., son of the late Tollie Farra and Etta Elzada (Moore) Humphries was born Feb. 25, 1919 at Day, Ark. He departed this life Aug. 23, 2002, at his home. He was married to Violet Olevia Coggins Sept. ...
Willie Violet Swartz (08/29/02)
Willie Violet Swartz, 82, of Cherokee Village, died Aug. 17, 2002, at Eastern Ozarks Reg-ional Health System in Cherokee Village. She was born Dec. 4, 1919, in Liberty, Kan., daughter of Leona Corkle and Victor Senter. She worked as a nurse's aide and also worked at Baxter Lab. ...
Wilma Sherrell (08/29/02)
Wilma Ruth McAfee Sherrell, 63, daughter of the late John and Maybelle McAfee was born Aug. 25, 1938, in Michie, Tenn. She died Aug. 17, 2002, in Mountain Home, Ark., She was married to Darrell Sherrell Aug. 23, 1995, in Wiseman, Ark. During her working years she was a homemaker and a housewife.Survivors are her husband, Darrell Sherrell of the home; two daughters and one son-in-law, Tammy and Danny Branscum of Pineville, Ark., and Debby Washington of Batesville; three step-sons and two step-daughters-in-law, Gene Sherrell of Grain Valley, Mo., Randy and Johneace Sherrell of Oxford, and Russell and Kim Sherrell of Oxford; three sisters, Frances Morse of Granite City, Ill., Pam Morgan of Shiloh, Tenn., and Phyllis Ballard of Shiloh, Tenn.; three brothers, Jackie, Joey, and Johnny McAffee all of Shiloh, Tenn.; three grandchildren, Jared and Amanda Branscum of Calico Rock, and Ethan Edwards of Mountain Home; two great-grandchildren, Chase and Haley Branscum of Calico Rock; three step-grandchildren, Laura Sherrell, Brandon Sherrell, and Jordan Sherrell; one step-great-grandchild Patton Sherrell, and a host of other relatives and friends. ...
Faye Spurlock Oyler (08/29/02)
Faye Spurlock Oyler, 89, of Bay, Ark., died Aug. 22, 2002, at St. Bernard's Medical Center in Jonesboro, Ark. Born in Hardy, Ark., she lived most of her life in Bay. She was a homemaker and a member of the Bay Church of Christ. Survivors are one daughter, LaFon Oyler Aker of Brook-haven, Miss.; one son, Glenn Oyler of Jonesboro; two grandchildren, Rick Oyler and Shannon Aker; and six great-grandchildren, Jason Oyler, April Oyler, Austin Oyler, Nicholas Oyler, Allison Aker, and Leslie Anne Aker.She was preceded in death by her husband, Virgil E. ...
Bobby Mack Tharp (08/29/02)
Bobby Mack Tharp, 44, of Glencoe, son of Mildred Ruth Manry Tharp Karpowicz and the late Bobby Ray Tharp, was born March 20, 1958 in Mammoth Spring, Ark. He died Aug. 18, 2002, at Eaglecrest Nursing and Rehabilitation in Ash Flat. He was married to Jane Montgomery on Oct. ...
John Steven Slezak (08/29/02)
John Steven Slezak, 77, of Cherokee Village passed away Aug. 20, 2002, at St. Bernard's Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro. He was born Nov. 21, 1924. He worked many years as a printer for RR Donnelly's Printing Company. He was a veteran, having served during World War II. ...
Effie Marie Ward (08/29/02)
Effie Marie Ward, 92, of Salem, daughter of the late Dave Caruthers and Addie Lou Carter Caruthers was born Sept. 16, 1909 in Oxford, Ark. She departed this life Aug. 17, 2002, at the Fulton County Hospital in Salem, Ark. She was married to William Vince Ward on Nov. ...
John Steven Slezak (08/29/02)
John Steven Slezak, 77, of Cherokee Village passed away Aug. 20, 2002, at St. Bernard's Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro. He was born Nov. 21, 1924. He worked many years as a printer for RR Donnelly's Printing company. He was a veteran, having served during World War II. ...
Peggyjane Nelson (08/29/02)
Peggyjane Samantha Murphy Nelson, daughter of the late Lawrence W. and Ruby Simpson Scholl, was born near the village of CorFu, N.Y., and spent her formative years on her father's farm there. After the family moved to California, she met and married businessman and newspaper colonist Jack Murphy, and to this union two daughters were born. ...
Wilma Sherrell (08/29/02)
Wilma Ruth McAfee Sherrell, 63, daughter of the late John and Maybelle McAfee was born Aug. 25, 1938, in Michie, Tenn. She died Aug. 17, 2002, in Mountain Home, Ark., She was married to Darrell Sherrell Aug. 23, 1995, in Wiseman, Ark. During her working years she was a homemaker and a housewife.Survivors are her husband, Darrell Sherrell of the home; two daughters and one son-in-law, Tammy and Danny Branscum of Pineville, Ark., and Debby Washington of Batesville; three step-sons and two step-daughters-in-law, Gene Sherrell of Grain Valley, Mo., Randy and Johneace Sherrell of Oxford, and Russell and Kim Sherrell of Oxford; three sisters, Frances Morse of Granite City, Ill., Pam Morgan of Shiloh, Tenn., and Phyllis Ballard of Shiloh, Tenn.; three brothers, Jackie, Joey, and Johnny McAffee all of Shiloh, Tenn.; three grandchildren, Jared and Amanda Branscum of Calico Rock, and Ethan Edwards of Mountain Home; two great-grandchildren, Chase and Haley Branscum of Calico Rock; three step-grandchildren, Laura Sherrell, Brandon Sherrell, and Jordan Sherrell; one step-great-grandchild Patton Sherrell, and a host of other relatives and friends. ...
G. T. Humphries (08/29/02)
G. T. (George Thomas) Humphries, 83, of Glencoe, Ark., son of the late Tollie Farra and Etta Elzada (Moore) Humphries was born Feb. 25, 1919 at Day, Ark. He departed this life Aug. 23, 2002, at his home. He was married to Violet Olevia Coggins Sept. ...
Willie Violet Swartz (08/29/02)
Willie Violet Swartz, 82, of Cherokee Village, died Aug. 17, 2002, at Eastern Ozarks Reg-ional Health System in Cherokee Village. She was born Dec. 4, 1919, in Liberty, Kan., daughter of Leona Corkle and Victor Senter. She worked as a nurse's aide and also worked at Baxter Lab. ...
Peggyjane Nelson (08/29/02)
Peggyjane Samantha Murphy Nelson, daughter of the late Lawrence W. and Ruby Simpson Scholl, was born near the village of CorFu, N.Y., and spent her formative years on her father's farm there. After the family moved to California, she met and married businessman and newspaper colonist Jack Murphy, and to this union two daughters were born. ...
Faye Spurlock Oyler (08/29/02)
Faye Spurlock Oyler, 89, of Bay, Ark., died Aug. 22, 2002, at St. Bernard's Medical Center in Jonesboro, Ark. Born in Hardy, Ark., she lived most of her life in Bay. She was a homemaker and a member of the Bay Church of Christ. Survivors are one daughter, LaFon Oyler Aker of Brook-haven, Miss.; one son, Glenn Oyler of Jonesboro; two grandchildren, Rick Oyler and Shannon Aker; and six great-grandchildren, Jason Oyler, April Oyler, Austin Oyler, Nicholas Oyler, Allison Aker, and Leslie Anne Aker.She was preceded in death by her husband, Virgil E. ...
Bobby Mack Tharp (08/29/02)
Bobby Mack Tharp, 44, of Glencoe, son of Mildred Ruth Manry Tharp Karpowicz and the late Bobby Ray Tharp, was born March 20, 1958 in Mammoth Spring, Ark. He died Aug. 18, 2002, at Eaglecrest Nursing and Rehabilitation in Ash Flat. He was married to Jane Montgomery on Oct. ...
Lois Jeffery (08/29/02)
Lois Daphene Vines Jeffery, 67, daughter of the late Thurman and Effie Speak Vines, was born Nov. 6, 1934, in Gorby, Ark. She departed this life Aug. 16, 2002, at her home in Boswell. She was married to James Elmer Jeffery in Yakima, Wash., on June 15, 1954. ...
Clyde Leon Smith (08/29/02)
Clyde Leon Smith, 72, of Ozark Acres, died Aug. 19, 2002, at the Baxter Regional Medical Center in Mountain Home. He was born Nov. 29, 1929, in Tupelo, Miss., the son of Robert Smith and Mary Lou (Roberts) Smith. He was married to Eleanor Ruth Butler May 21, 1950, in Osceola, Ark. ...
Gus "Fate" Sifford (08/29/02)
Gus Lafayette "Fate" Sifford, 96, of Maplewood, Mo., was born Sept. 6, 1905, in Alton, Mo., and died Aug. 17, 2002, at the St. Mary's Hospital in Clayton, Mo. Survivors include numerous nieces and nephews, cousins, and other relatives.He was preceded in death by his parents, William Franklin "Bill" Sifford and Mary Jane (Whitten) Sifford; his wife, Viola (Jones) Sifford; three brothers, Paul, Allie and Frank Sifford; and two sisters, Agnes Atchison and Gladys Johnson.Services were Aug. ...
John Steven Slezak (08/29/02)
John Steven Slezak, 77, of Cherokee Village passed away Aug. 20, 2002, at St. Bernard's Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro. He was born Nov. 21, 1924. He worked many years as a printer for RR Donnelly's Printing company. He was a veteran, having served during World War II. ...
Wendell C. Hassell (08/29/02)
Wendell C. Hassell, 85, of Batesville, died Aug. 22, 2002 at his home. He was born Dec. 29, 1916 in Sidney, Ark., son of Oscar B. and Rosa Cartwright Hassell. He was a retired Navy Chief and a farmer. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and in the Korean Conflict. ...
Effie Marie Ward (08/29/02)
Effie Marie Ward, 92, of Salem, daughter of the late Dave Caruthers and Addie Lou Carter Caruthers was born Sept. 16, 1909 in Oxford, Ark. She departed this life Aug. 17, 2002, at the Fulton County Hospital in Salem, Ark. She was married to William Vince Ward on Nov. ...
John Steven Slezak (08/29/02)
John Steven Slezak, 77, of Cherokee Village passed away Aug. 20, 2002, at St. Bernard's Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro. He was born Nov. 21, 1924. He worked many years as a printer for RR Donnelly's Printing Company. He was a veteran, having served during World War II. ...
Jonathon Paul Max Novello (08/29/02)
Angela Marie Novello of Hardy has announced the birth of her son, Jonathon Paul Max Novello, on July 31, 2002, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. The baby weighed 7 pounds, 6 ounces. Grandparents are Rose and Paul Lopez. Great-grandparents are Doris Rutledge and Joe C. and Belen Lopez...
Gary Alexander Thomas Bennett (08/29/02)
Jacob and Amanda Bennett have announced the birth of their son, Gary Alexander Thomas Bennett, on July 9, 2002, at Baxter Regional Medical Center in Mountain Home. He weighed 7 pounds, and was 20-1/2 inches long. Grandparents of the child are Dennis and Donna Adams of Salem and Tom and Lois Bennett of Oxford...
Gary Alexander Thomas Bennett (08/29/02)
Jacob and Amanda Bennett have announced the birth of their son, Gary Alexander Thomas Bennett, on July 9, 2002, at Baxter Regional Medical Center in Mountain Home. He weighed 7 pounds, and was 20-1/2 inches long. Grandparents of the child are Dennis and Donna Adams of Salem and Tom and Lois Bennett of Oxford...
Jonathon Paul Max Novello (08/29/02)
Angela Marie Novello of Hardy has announced the birth of her son, Jonathon Paul Max Novello, on July 31, 2002, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. The baby weighed 7 pounds, 6 ounces. Grandparents are Rose and Paul Lopez. Great-grandparents are Doris Rutledge and Joe C. and Belen Lopez...
Vanaman, Hall wed (08/29/02)
Curtis Hall and Cynthia Vanaman were married July 20, 2002, at Roseland Inn in Mammoth Spring. The groom is the son of Noble and Glenda Hall of Mammoth Spring. The bride is the daughter of Brad and Sheila Vanaman of Judsonia.
Vanaman, Hall wed (08/29/02)
Curtis Hall and Cynthia Vanaman were married July 20, 2002, at Roseland Inn in Mammoth Spring. The groom is the son of Noble and Glenda Hall of Mammoth Spring. The bride is the daughter of Brad and Sheila Vanaman of Judsonia.
Sharp, King to marry (08/29/02)
Connie Watkins-Lively, Michael Sharp, and Buddy Watkins of Harrison have announced the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Jodie Lynn Sharp, to Jeremy Blayne King, son of Kenny and Janet King of Mammoth Spring. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of C.J. and Wanda Sims and M.D. and Johnnie Sharp of Harrison...
Flynn, Huckabee to exchange vows (08/29/02)
Timothy and Denita Flynn of Mammoth Spring have announced the upcoming marriage of their daughter, Lorie Rena Flynn, to OSSN Chad Michael Huckabee of the United States Navy. He is the son of Ron and Lori Huckabee of Mammoth Spring. The bride-elect is a 2002 graduate of Mammoth Spring High School and the prospective groom is a 2001 graduate of Mammoth Spring High School...
Flynn, Huckabee to exchange vows (08/29/02)
Timothy and Denita Flynn of Mammoth Spring have announced the upcoming marriage of their daughter, Lorie Rena Flynn, to OSSN Chad Michael Huckabee of the United States Navy. He is the son of Ron and Lori Huckabee of Mammoth Spring. The bride-elect is a 2002 graduate of Mammoth Spring High School and the prospective groom is a 2001 graduate of Mammoth Spring High School...
Sharp, King to marry (08/29/02)
Connie Watkins-Lively, Michael Sharp, and Buddy Watkins of Harrison have announced the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Jodie Lynn Sharp, to Jeremy Blayne King, son of Kenny and Janet King of Mammoth Spring. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of C.J. and Wanda Sims and M.D. and Johnnie Sharp of Harrison...
View From The Fence (08/29/02)
We're continually hearing that more and more things we enjoy are bad for us. Too much red meat isn't good for you, too much fat is bad for you, processed meat has additives that can harm you, tanning beds can cause skin cancer, cell phones transmit rays that can be harmful, and on and on it goes...
Boldly Going Nowhere (08/29/02)
It's amazing how quickly time passes when you're on the downhill slide of the last half of your life. Even so, I spent much of my birthday recently trying to figure out what to be when I grew up. When I was knee-high to an aardvark, somewhere in grade school, most of the guys I hung out with wanted to be policemen or firemen or cowboys or outlaws. ...
From my Front Porch (08/29/02)
"Mom, where are my boots?" frantically yelled my son. "I have no idea," I answered. I carefully entered his bedroom trying my best to be a help to him in his moment of dire need. I glanced in the direction of his bedroom floor in search of the elusive footwear, but as far as I could tell, they were nowhere to be seen. Neither was his floor...
View From The Fence (08/29/02)
We're continually hearing that more and more things we enjoy are bad for us. Too much red meat isn't good for you, too much fat is bad for you, processed meat has additives that can harm you, tanning beds can cause skin cancer, cell phones transmit rays that can be harmful, and on and on it goes...
Boldly Going Nowhere (08/29/02)
It's amazing how quickly time passes when you're on the downhill slide of the last half of your life. Even so, I spent much of my birthday recently trying to figure out what to be when I grew up. When I was knee-high to an aardvark, somewhere in grade school, most of the guys I hung out with wanted to be policemen or firemen or cowboys or outlaws. ...
From my Front Porch (08/29/02)
"Mom, where are my boots?" frantically yelled my son. "I have no idea," I answered. I carefully entered his bedroom trying my best to be a help to him in his moment of dire need. I glanced in the direction of his bedroom floor in search of the elusive footwear, but as far as I could tell, they were nowhere to be seen. Neither was his floor...