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Stories from Thursday, September 5, 2002

Lewis honored by Chamber (09/05/02)
Carolyn Lewis was honored with the Community Leader Award at the Salem Chamber meeting Aug. 28. This award is an opportunity to recognize one of the Electric Cooperatives of Arkansas co-op members who goes above the call of duty when it comes to volunteering or community service...
Man thrown from truck in tanker crash (09/05/02)
Earnest Wayne Johnson, 43, of Joplin, Mo., was seriously injured Aug. 27 when he lost control of his 1998 Freightliner tractor one-half mile north of Strawberry River on Highway 67. According to TFC Wendell Jines with Arkansas State Police, Johnson was southbound when he lost control of his truck on a sharp curve near Tommy Bolt's residence just north of Evening Shade. ...
Bend food bank changes hours (09/05/02)
Those facing hardships or maybe just down on their luck don't need to despair because help is just around the "Bend." Local people from the community and business owners opened the Assembly of God Food Outreach Mission in Horseshoe Bend March 1. "Anybody with a need can come here," said Bonnie Chapman, director. Those who have come for help usually are sick, out of work or below poverty level, she explained...
Thayer SB gives monthly report monthly report (09/05/02)
THAYER -- The Thayer School Board met in regular session Aug. 8 in the high school library. The 2002/03 tax rate hearing was called to order by board president Noval Willbanks. Approval was given to set the tax rate for the 2002/03 school year at $2.75...
Bobcats hold bonfire (09/05/02)
The Thayer Bobcats kick-off their football season with an opening game against the Salem Greyhounds Sept. 6 at Salem at 7:30 p.m. Traditionally the school holds a bonfire for the boys the week before the game. This year's community pep rally and bonfire was Sept. 4...
Hospital administrator informs chamber of parent scholarship (09/05/02)
Frank Wise, administrator of the Fulton County Hospital, and guest speaker at the Salem Chamber of Commerce meeting Aug. 28 said he is trying to find eligible parents to qualify for a single parent scholarship fund. Wise said the Arkansas Single Parent Scholarship Fund was established in 1990 in recognition of the severe impoverishment of single-parent families in the state. ...
Sharp 9-1-1 searches for solution (09/05/02)
Marc Goings, Sharp County 9-1-1 Committee chairman, said the meeting Aug. 29 was informative and helped to answer some questions, but it didn't answer the most important question -- how to fund 9-1-1. Goings said last week's meeting was scheduled to gain input from community leaders and the public to assist the committee as they make plans for next year's 9-1-1 budget...
No injuries reported in apartment shooting (09/05/02)
A Salem man was taken into custody Sept. 2 after shots were fired in the Meadows Apartments in Salem. Salem Police Chief Albert Roork reported that Mike Allen Jr. is in the Fulton County jail in connection with the incident but charges have not yet been filed...
Patriot Day activities set around area (09/05/02)
Next week will mark the one-year anniversary of the terrorist attack on America on Sept. 11. It was a day that will be recalled as one of the most horrific days ever suffered in America. Visions of airplanes slamming into the World Trade Center and the Pentagon will flash across the minds of almost every American as memorial services take place across the nation...
Couch Preschool receives honor (09/05/02)
COUCH SCHOOL -- Last spring Couch Preschool achieved recognition of excellence through Missouri Accreditation. According to preschool officials, this distinguishes it as an exemplary program offering high quality programming to the children of Missouri...
9-11 services set across the area (09/05/02)
OREGON COUNTY - Several memorials and services are planned across Oregon County in observance of Sept. 11, 2001. The Thayer/Mammoth Spring Ministerial Alliance will hold a 9-11 community memorial service Sept. 11 at the Thayer First Baptist Church at 7 p.m...
Couch gives A+ info (09/05/02)
COUCH SCHOOL -- Over 50 parents and teachers attended an A+ Meeting Aug. 22 in the old Couch gym. Tom Bull, High School principal, and Sharon Mathis, A+ coordinator, discussed the A+ Program requirements, student eligibility requirements and citizenship requirements with those attending...
Alton students score high on ACT (09/05/02)
ALTON -- Students at Alton High School continue to excel on the National ACT test. According to Alton High School Principal Fred Czerwonka, Alton High School is doing what it takes to be on top. "The composite ACT score for Alton graduates was 24.4 while the state score was 22.7 and the national score was 21.8. Alton High School continues to rank among the top schools in the state in academics," the principal said...
Music is one of Ozarks' best secrets (09/05/02)
AREA -- The Ozark area is a wealth of musical talent and it is being showcased via local venues in northern Arkansas and southern Missouri. Weekends are loaded with opportunities for locals to share their artistry with friends. And neighbors as visitors to the area. In addition to the well known programs of Mountain View to the weekly offerings of Mammoth Spring, Salem and Hardy area, Thayer and West Plains are not to be overlooked. Weekend shows are commonplace...
Music is one of Ozarks' best secrets (09/05/02)
AREA -- The Ozark area is a wealth of musical talent and it is being showcased via local venues in northern Arkansas and southern Missouri. Weekends are loaded with opportunities for locals to share their artistry with friends. And neighbors as visitors to the area. In addition to the well known programs of Mountain View to the weekly offerings of Mammoth Spring, Salem and Hardy area, Thayer and West Plains are not to be overlooked. Weekend shows are commonplace...
Lewis honored by Chamber (09/05/02)
Carolyn Lewis was honored with the Community Leader Award at the Salem Chamber meeting Aug. 28. This award is an opportunity to recognize one of the Electric Cooperatives of Arkansas co-op members who goes above the call of duty when it comes to volunteering or community service...
Man thrown from truck in tanker crash (09/05/02)
Earnest Wayne Johnson, 43, of Joplin, Mo., was seriously injured Aug. 27 when he lost control of his 1998 Freightliner tractor one-half mile north of Strawberry River on Highway 67. According to TFC Wendell Jines with Arkansas State Police, Johnson was southbound when he lost control of his truck on a sharp curve near Tommy Bolt's residence just north of Evening Shade. ...
Bend food bank changes hours (09/05/02)
Those facing hardships or maybe just down on their luck don't need to despair because help is just around the "Bend." Local people from the community and business owners opened the Assembly of God Food Outreach Mission in Horseshoe Bend March 1. "Anybody with a need can come here," said Bonnie Chapman, director. Those who have come for help usually are sick, out of work or below poverty level, she explained...
Hospital administrator informs chamber of parent scholarship (09/05/02)
Frank Wise, administrator of the Fulton County Hospital, and guest speaker at the Salem Chamber of Commerce meeting Aug. 28 said he is trying to find eligible parents to qualify for a single parent scholarship fund. Wise said the Arkansas Single Parent Scholarship Fund was established in 1990 in recognition of the severe impoverishment of single-parent families in the state. ...
9-11 services set across the area (09/05/02)
OREGON COUNTY - Several memorials and services are planned across Oregon County in observance of Sept. 11, 2001. The Thayer/Mammoth Spring Ministerial Alliance will hold a 9-11 community memorial service Sept. 11 at the Thayer First Baptist Church at 7 p.m...
Couch gives A+ info (09/05/02)
COUCH SCHOOL -- Over 50 parents and teachers attended an A+ Meeting Aug. 22 in the old Couch gym. Tom Bull, High School principal, and Sharon Mathis, A+ coordinator, discussed the A+ Program requirements, student eligibility requirements and citizenship requirements with those attending...
Alton students score high on ACT (09/05/02)
ALTON -- Students at Alton High School continue to excel on the National ACT test. According to Alton High School Principal Fred Czerwonka, Alton High School is doing what it takes to be on top. "The composite ACT score for Alton graduates was 24.4 while the state score was 22.7 and the national score was 21.8. Alton High School continues to rank among the top schools in the state in academics," the principal said...
Thayer SB gives monthly report monthly report (09/05/02)
THAYER -- The Thayer School Board met in regular session Aug. 8 in the high school library. The 2002/03 tax rate hearing was called to order by board president Noval Willbanks. Approval was given to set the tax rate for the 2002/03 school year at $2.75...
Couch Preschool receives honor (09/05/02)
COUCH SCHOOL -- Last spring Couch Preschool achieved recognition of excellence through Missouri Accreditation. According to preschool officials, this distinguishes it as an exemplary program offering high quality programming to the children of Missouri...
Bobcats hold bonfire (09/05/02)
The Thayer Bobcats kick-off their football season with an opening game against the Salem Greyhounds Sept. 6 at Salem at 7:30 p.m. Traditionally the school holds a bonfire for the boys the week before the game. This year's community pep rally and bonfire was Sept. 4...
Patriot Day activities set around area (09/05/02)
Next week will mark the one-year anniversary of the terrorist attack on America on Sept. 11. It was a day that will be recalled as one of the most horrific days ever suffered in America. Visions of airplanes slamming into the World Trade Center and the Pentagon will flash across the minds of almost every American as memorial services take place across the nation...
No injuries reported in apartment shooting (09/05/02)
A Salem man was taken into custody Sept. 2 after shots were fired in the Meadows Apartments in Salem. Salem Police Chief Albert Roork reported that Mike Allen Jr. is in the Fulton County jail in connection with the incident but charges have not yet been filed...
Sharp 9-1-1 searches for solution (09/05/02)
Marc Goings, Sharp County 9-1-1 Committee chairman, said the meeting Aug. 29 was informative and helped to answer some questions, but it didn't answer the most important question -- how to fund 9-1-1. Goings said last week's meeting was scheduled to gain input from community leaders and the public to assist the committee as they make plans for next year's 9-1-1 budget...
Hume marks 86 years (09/05/02)
On July 7 Laura Hume of Cherokee Village celebrated her 86th birthday by taking her first motorcycle ride. She attends First United Methodist Church in Cherokee Village and the Rev. Jim West surprised her by asking her to join him up front as the congregation sang the last hymn, "The Battle Hymn of the Republic."...
Hume marks 86 years (09/05/02)
On July 7 Laura Hume of Cherokee Village celebrated her 86th birthday by taking her first motorcycle ride. She attends First United Methodist Church in Cherokee Village and the Rev. Jim West surprised her by asking her to join him up front as the congregation sang the last hymn, "The Battle Hymn of the Republic."...
Alligators still surviving in state (09/05/02)
Considering their malevolent image, it's surprising alligators have survived in such good shape as long as they have. Other large North American predators -- the grizzly bear, wolves and panthers -- were nearly hunted out by fearful settlers. Alligators were quickly eradicated at the fringes of their range, but in their Deep South heartland, they hung on by the millions until after World War I...
Don't tread on Friday nights (09/05/02)
As we constantly find ourselves in the midst of ever-changing times, with each new day bringing more changes and complications to an already complicated world, it is comforting to know that some things still work together so well that we think of them as inseparable...
Lady Bobcats keep sharp in summer b-ball camps (09/05/02)
The Thayer Lady Bobcats basketball team competed in the Licking Wildcat Summer Shootout in Houston June 7 and 8. The Shootout attracted teams from four states, as it is one of the biggest team camps in the Midwest. The camp is held in 12 gyms from Cabool to Salem...
Commission launches coordinated CWD detection and control effort in Missouri (09/05/02)
State officials say regulations approved by the Missouri Conservation Commission provide the best balance for keeping chronic wasting disease (CWD) out of the state and detecting any presence of the disease in time to control it. In a special telephone conference call meeting Aug. 20, the Conservation Commission unanimously approved changes to regulations related to keeping captive deer and elk...
Alligators still surviving in state (09/05/02)
Considering their malevolent image, it's surprising alligators have survived in such good shape as long as they have. Other large North American predators -- the grizzly bear, wolves and panthers -- were nearly hunted out by fearful settlers. Alligators were quickly eradicated at the fringes of their range, but in their Deep South heartland, they hung on by the millions until after World War I...
Don't tread on Friday nights (09/05/02)
As we constantly find ourselves in the midst of ever-changing times, with each new day bringing more changes and complications to an already complicated world, it is comforting to know that some things still work together so well that we think of them as inseparable...
Lady Bobcats keep sharp in summer b-ball camps (09/05/02)
The Thayer Lady Bobcats basketball team competed in the Licking Wildcat Summer Shootout in Houston June 7 and 8. The Shootout attracted teams from four states, as it is one of the biggest team camps in the Midwest. The camp is held in 12 gyms from Cabool to Salem...
Commission launches coordinated CWD detection and control effort in Missouri (09/05/02)
State officials say regulations approved by the Missouri Conservation Commission provide the best balance for keeping chronic wasting disease (CWD) out of the state and detecting any presence of the disease in time to control it. In a special telephone conference call meeting Aug. 20, the Conservation Commission unanimously approved changes to regulations related to keeping captive deer and elk...
Flora "Amie" Grimes (09/05/02)
Flora "Amie" Grimes, 80, of Ash Flat, formerly of Evening Shade, died Aug. 26, 2002, at White River Medical Center in Searcy. She was born June 27, 1922, in Izard County to John and Estel (Tadalock) Farris. She was a homemaker and a member of the Ash Flat Baptist Church, and formerly a long-time member of the Evening Shade Baptist Church.Survivors are one daughter, Francis Coleman of Ash Flat; one grandson, Mike Coleman of Bismark, Mo.; one granddaughter, Teresa Gourley of Rogers; two great-grandchildren, Jeremy Coleman of Farmington, Mo. ...
Audrey Menjuga (09/05/02)
Audrey Mae Menjuga, 69, of Salem, Ark., daughter of the late Raymond Cecil and Grace B. Johnson Barnes was born March 17, 1933, at Gadsden, Ala. She died Aug. 24, 2002, at Salem. She was married to Manuel R. Menjuga Sept. 13, 1980 at Las Vegas, Nev. ...
Tressie Cummings (09/05/02)
Tressie Lee Lute Shupe Cummings, 74, of Anderson, Calif., formerly of Hardy, Ark., died Aug. 22. 2002. She was born Aug. 20, 1928, in Hardy, Ark. She moved to Shasta, Calif., in 1963, from Fresno. She was a homemaker. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Shasta Lake City, Calif.; a member of Frontier Senior Center in Anderson, and the Anderson Moose Lodge.Survivors are two sons, Buford Shupe of Lincoln, Calif., and Bruce Shupe of Redwood Valley, Calif.; two brothers, Arvel Lute of Yucca Valley, Calif., and Bernard Lute of Hardy; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. ...
Dwight Hefner (09/05/02)
Dwight Donald Hefner, 82, son of the late Eddie E. Hefner and Zella Mae Fissel Hefner, was born March 21, 1920, in Myrtle, Mo., and died Aug. 6, 2002, in Peoria, Ariz. He was married in Kansas City, Mo., to Effie Gregory who preceded him in death April 25, 1995.He was a veteran of the United States Army Air Corps, serving during World War II. ...
James Kankey (09/05/02)
James Hayden Kankey, 77, son of the late James William and Nora Long Kankey was born March 3, 1925, in Wideman, Ark. He died Aug. 24, 2002, in Mountain Home. He was married to Blonda Sherrill on Dec. 31, 1950, in Batesville, and to this union, two children were born. ...
Retha Jackson O'Neal (09/05/02)
Retha Jackson O'Neal, 75, of Violet Hill, Ark., daughter of the late J. M. and Arie Wallace Jackson, was born Jan. 14, 1927, in Myron, Ark., and departed this life on Aug. 26, 2002. She was married to Marion O'Neal on Dec. 24, 1945, in Melbourne, and to this union two children were born. ...
Modess Stowers (09/05/02)
Mattie Modess Collie Stowers, 82, daughter of the late Robert Jahadiah and Bertie Elizabeth Breden Langston, was born on March 10, 1920, in Mount Pleasant, Ark. She departed this life on Aug. 24, 2002, in Batesville. She was married Henry Jackson Collie in January of 1939, and to this union, eight children were born. ...
Margaret "Jo" Mullen (09/05/02)
Margaret Josephine "Jo" Mullen, 65, of Cave City, died Aug. 28, 2002, at her home. Born Sept. 30, 1936, in Cave City, she was the daughter of Clay and Ila Brewer Taylor. She was an employee of White River Medical Center of Batesville for 19-1/2 years. ...
Mary Fraley (09/05/02)
Mary Beatrice Forester Fraley, 93, of Jonesboro, Ark., formerly of Alton, Mo., was born Sept. 5, 1908, and died Aug. 22, 2002, at St. Bernard's Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro. She was a long time member of the Many Springs Baptist Church.Survivors are one daughter, Nola Ann Lipford of Jonesboro; one brother, Lance Trimble of Tulsa, Okla.; four grandchildren, David Lipford of Franklin, Tenn., Melba Wooten of Jonesboro, Darren Lipford of Lakeland, Tenn., and Dale Lipford of Jonesboro; 8 grandchildren; and numerous other nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.She was preceded in death by two husbands, Waymon Forester and Frank Fraley; her parents, John and Claudia "Lance" Trimble; two brothers, Raliegh and Robert Trimble; and two sisters, Jessie McGuire and Ava Sprayberry.Services were Aug. ...
Rodney Andrews (09/05/02)
Rodney Wallace Andrews, 76, son of the late Earl Andrews and Neva Griffin Andrews was born Dec. 6, 1925, in Alton, Mo., and died Aug. 5, 2002, in Thayer, Mo.He was employed by Terminal Railroad Union Station in Saint Louis, Mo., for 27 years, working as a mail handler, yardmaster and dispatcher.He was a veteran of the United States Army serving during World War II. ...
Aileen Cole (09/05/02)
Aileen Thompkins Cole, 72, daughter of the late Edgar and Suda Hatten Thompkins, was born June 3, 1930, in Lepanto, Ark. She died Aug. 21, 2002, in Osceola, Ark. She was married to Wayne Cole on Feb. 7, 1864, in Lepanto, Ark. She spent her life as a mother, and homemaker. ...
Ruth Imogene Crews (09/05/02)
Ruth Imogene Crews, 72, of Alton, Mo., was born Dec. 9, 1929, and died Aug. 27, 2002, at her home. She was the daughter of Jasper Ray and Delia Barton-Johnson. She was married to Sherman Crews April 5, 1952. She was saved at an early age.Survivors are three daughters, Carolyn and husband, Charlie Trantham of Alton, Marilyn and husband, Mark Eldringhoff of West Plains, and Diana and husband, Monty Yates of Fordland, Mo.; two sons, Grover and wife, Darlene Crews of Alton, and Sherman Crews, Jr. ...
Eula Gene Vickers (09/05/02)
Eula Gene Vickers, 77, of Marcella, Ark., died Aug. 25, 2002, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. She was born Aug. 25, 1925, in Marcella, to Allie Porter and Arvel Stafford Rollins. She was a homemaker.Survivors are three sons, Larry Vickers of Marcella, Jack Vickers of Salem, and Jerry Vickers of Newark; two brothers, Bill Rollins of St. ...
James Kankey (09/05/02)
James Hayden Kankey, 77, son of the late James William and Nora Long Kankey was born March 3, 1925, in Wideman, Ark. He died Aug. 24, 2002, in Mountain Home. He was married to Blonda Sherrill on Dec. 31, 1950, in Batesville, and to this union, two children were born. ...
Dwight Hefner (09/05/02)
Dwight Donald Hefner, 82, son of the late Eddie E. Hefner and Zella Mae Fissel Hefner, was born March 21, 1920, in Myrtle, Mo., and died Aug. 6, 2002, in Peoria, Ariz. He was married in Kansas City, Mo., to Effie Gregory who preceded him in death April 25, 1995.He was a veteran of the United States Army Air Corps, serving during World War II. ...
Aileen Cole (09/05/02)
Aileen Thompkins Cole, 72, daughter of the late Edgar and Suda Hatten Thompkins, was born June 3, 1930, in Lepanto, Ark. She died Aug. 21, 2002, in Osceola, Ark. She was married to Wayne Cole on Feb. 7, 1864, in Lepanto, Ark. She spent her life as a mother, and homemaker. ...
Ruth Imogene Crews (09/05/02)
Ruth Imogene Crews, 72, of Alton, Mo., was born Dec. 9, 1929, and died Aug. 27, 2002, at her home. She was the daughter of Jasper Ray and Delia Barton-Johnson. She was married to Sherman Crews April 5, 1952. She was saved at an early age.Survivors are three daughters, Carolyn and husband, Charlie Trantham of Alton, Marilyn and husband, Mark Eldringhoff of West Plains, and Diana and husband, Monty Yates of Fordland, Mo.; two sons, Grover and wife, Darlene Crews of Alton, and Sherman Crews, Jr. ...
Flora "Amie" Grimes (09/05/02)
Flora "Amie" Grimes, 80, of Ash Flat, formerly of Evening Shade, died Aug. 26, 2002, at White River Medical Center in Searcy. She was born June 27, 1922, in Izard County to John and Estel (Tadalock) Farris. She was a homemaker and a member of the Ash Flat Baptist Church, and formerly a long-time member of the Evening Shade Baptist Church.Survivors are one daughter, Francis Coleman of Ash Flat; one grandson, Mike Coleman of Bismark, Mo.; one granddaughter, Teresa Gourley of Rogers; two great-grandchildren, Jeremy Coleman of Farmington, Mo. ...
Audrey Menjuga (09/05/02)
Audrey Mae Menjuga, 69, of Salem, Ark., daughter of the late Raymond Cecil and Grace B. Johnson Barnes was born March 17, 1933, at Gadsden, Ala. She died Aug. 24, 2002, at Salem. She was married to Manuel R. Menjuga Sept. 13, 1980 at Las Vegas, Nev. ...
Eula Gene Vickers (09/05/02)
Eula Gene Vickers, 77, of Marcella, Ark., died Aug. 25, 2002, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. She was born Aug. 25, 1925, in Marcella, to Allie Porter and Arvel Stafford Rollins. She was a homemaker.Survivors are three sons, Larry Vickers of Marcella, Jack Vickers of Salem, and Jerry Vickers of Newark; two brothers, Bill Rollins of St. ...
Retha Jackson O'Neal (09/05/02)
Retha Jackson O'Neal, 75, of Violet Hill, Ark., daughter of the late J. M. and Arie Wallace Jackson, was born Jan. 14, 1927, in Myron, Ark., and departed this life on Aug. 26, 2002. She was married to Marion O'Neal on Dec. 24, 1945, in Melbourne, and to this union two children were born. ...
Modess Stowers (09/05/02)
Mattie Modess Collie Stowers, 82, daughter of the late Robert Jahadiah and Bertie Elizabeth Breden Langston, was born on March 10, 1920, in Mount Pleasant, Ark. She departed this life on Aug. 24, 2002, in Batesville. She was married Henry Jackson Collie in January of 1939, and to this union, eight children were born. ...
Tressie Cummings (09/05/02)
Tressie Lee Lute Shupe Cummings, 74, of Anderson, Calif., formerly of Hardy, Ark., died Aug. 22. 2002. She was born Aug. 20, 1928, in Hardy, Ark. She moved to Shasta, Calif., in 1963, from Fresno. She was a homemaker. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Shasta Lake City, Calif.; a member of Frontier Senior Center in Anderson, and the Anderson Moose Lodge.Survivors are two sons, Buford Shupe of Lincoln, Calif., and Bruce Shupe of Redwood Valley, Calif.; two brothers, Arvel Lute of Yucca Valley, Calif., and Bernard Lute of Hardy; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. ...
Margaret "Jo" Mullen (09/05/02)
Margaret Josephine "Jo" Mullen, 65, of Cave City, died Aug. 28, 2002, at her home. Born Sept. 30, 1936, in Cave City, she was the daughter of Clay and Ila Brewer Taylor. She was an employee of White River Medical Center of Batesville for 19-1/2 years. ...
Rodney Andrews (09/05/02)
Rodney Wallace Andrews, 76, son of the late Earl Andrews and Neva Griffin Andrews was born Dec. 6, 1925, in Alton, Mo., and died Aug. 5, 2002, in Thayer, Mo.He was employed by Terminal Railroad Union Station in Saint Louis, Mo., for 27 years, working as a mail handler, yardmaster and dispatcher.He was a veteran of the United States Army serving during World War II. ...
Mary Fraley (09/05/02)
Mary Beatrice Forester Fraley, 93, of Jonesboro, Ark., formerly of Alton, Mo., was born Sept. 5, 1908, and died Aug. 22, 2002, at St. Bernard's Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro. She was a long time member of the Many Springs Baptist Church.Survivors are one daughter, Nola Ann Lipford of Jonesboro; one brother, Lance Trimble of Tulsa, Okla.; four grandchildren, David Lipford of Franklin, Tenn., Melba Wooten of Jonesboro, Darren Lipford of Lakeland, Tenn., and Dale Lipford of Jonesboro; 8 grandchildren; and numerous other nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.She was preceded in death by two husbands, Waymon Forester and Frank Fraley; her parents, John and Claudia "Lance" Trimble; two brothers, Raliegh and Robert Trimble; and two sisters, Jessie McGuire and Ava Sprayberry.Services were Aug. ...
Viola Baptist Church to feature David Ring (09/05/02)
Speaker for the 7 p.m. service Sept. 10 at First Baptist Church in Viola will be David Ring of Franklin, Tenn. He was born with cerebral palsy and presents a powerful testimony of how the love of Jesus Christ transformed him from "a cerebral palsy victim into a cerebral palsy victor."...
Viola Baptist Church to feature David Ring (09/05/02)
Speaker for the 7 p.m. service Sept. 10 at First Baptist Church in Viola will be David Ring of Franklin, Tenn. He was born with cerebral palsy and presents a powerful testimony of how the love of Jesus Christ transformed him from "a cerebral palsy victim into a cerebral palsy victor."...
Herring, Bassham to wed (09/05/02)
Mr. and Mrs. Randy Herring of Grand Bay, Ala., have announced the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Melissa Dawn, to Brett Ryan Bassham, son of Mr. and Mrs. Dale Bassham of Hardy. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Ruby Nicholson of Grand Bay and the late Gerald Nicholson, and Mr. and Mrs. L.D. Herring. She is a 1999 graduate of Alma Bryant High School and received an associate of arts degree from Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College...
Stephens, Duhme to unite in marriage (09/05/02)
Mr. and Mrs. Larry Lewis of Ash Flat have announced the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Madrianna D. Stephens, to Garry J. Duhme, son of Mr. and Mrs. Garry Duhme of Hardy, and Stephanie Duhme of Dubuque, Iowa. The ceremony will be at 4 p.m. Sept. 21 at Ash Flat Church of Christ...
Herring, Bassham to wed (09/05/02)
Mr. and Mrs. Randy Herring of Grand Bay, Ala., have announced the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Melissa Dawn, to Brett Ryan Bassham, son of Mr. and Mrs. Dale Bassham of Hardy. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Ruby Nicholson of Grand Bay and the late Gerald Nicholson, and Mr. and Mrs. L.D. Herring. She is a 1999 graduate of Alma Bryant High School and received an associate of arts degree from Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College...
Stephens, Duhme to unite in marriage (09/05/02)
Mr. and Mrs. Larry Lewis of Ash Flat have announced the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Madrianna D. Stephens, to Garry J. Duhme, son of Mr. and Mrs. Garry Duhme of Hardy, and Stephanie Duhme of Dubuque, Iowa. The ceremony will be at 4 p.m. Sept. 21 at Ash Flat Church of Christ...
Evans to celebrate 50th anniversary 50th anniversary (09/05/02)
Alva Ray Evans and Barbara Jean French will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary Sept. 7 at the North Recreation Center in Cherokee Village. The couple were united in marriage Sept. 8, 1952, in Ash Flat. The children and grandchildren invite all friends and family to a potluck dinner and celebration from 5 p.m. to midnight Sept. 7. Those planning to attend are asked to bring a side dish...
Simpsons to mark 40th anniversary (09/05/02)
Walter and Frances Simpson will celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary from 2 to 5 p.m. Sept. 14 in the loft of Benita's Cafe in Alton. Hosts for the celebration will be the Simpsons' children The couple requests no gifts.
Simpsons to mark 40th anniversary (09/05/02)
Walter and Frances Simpson will celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary from 2 to 5 p.m. Sept. 14 in the loft of Benita's Cafe in Alton. Hosts for the celebration will be the Simpsons' children The couple requests no gifts.
Evans to celebrate 50th anniversary 50th anniversary (09/05/02)
Alva Ray Evans and Barbara Jean French will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary Sept. 7 at the North Recreation Center in Cherokee Village. The couple were united in marriage Sept. 8, 1952, in Ash Flat. The children and grandchildren invite all friends and family to a potluck dinner and celebration from 5 p.m. to midnight Sept. 7. Those planning to attend are asked to bring a side dish...
Out on a limb ... again (09/05/02)
I never tied ribbons or got to help pick out prom dresses. Much of my life as a parent has been spent stuffing football pads and tying Nike, Reebok and Adidas football cleets. Those of you who know me know I have had the responsibility of trying to raise three sons. To what extent I have been successful probably remains to be seen. I do know that my life as a parent is about to dramatically change...
From my Front Porch (09/05/02)
It is the American way. We cry, we laugh, we mourn, we laugh, and eventually we will recover because we can laugh. But we may never forget. The world looked on with amazement during Election 2000 while America dealt with as serious an issue a republic can face. Various foreign leaders predicted the demise of this great nation and certain civil war, but amidst the partisan anger and angst we surprised them all with a lesson in U.S. Civics 101 -- and we laughed...
Keeping vigilant as the shadow grows (09/05/02)
I follow the international news more closely now. Talk of war looms large in the corners of power, and nations are forming alliances and making provision. As the threat grows Western European nations blissfully look the other way as they did during the previous century. As nature abhors a vacuum, man seeks power to fill it...
Boldly Going Nowhere (09/05/02)
The 2002 NFL season starts this week with the addition of the expansion Houston Texans joining the league, creating a new system of eight divisions with four teams each. Barring key injuries, questionable officiating, untimely fumbles, too much bratwurst and global warming, my predictions for the new season are as follows...
Boldly Going Nowhere (09/05/02)
The 2002 NFL season starts this week with the addition of the expansion Houston Texans joining the league, creating a new system of eight divisions with four teams each. Barring key injuries, questionable officiating, untimely fumbles, too much bratwurst and global warming, my predictions for the new season are as follows...
Keeping vigilant as the shadow grows (09/05/02)
I follow the international news more closely now. Talk of war looms large in the corners of power, and nations are forming alliances and making provision. As the threat grows Western European nations blissfully look the other way as they did during the previous century. As nature abhors a vacuum, man seeks power to fill it...
From my Front Porch (09/05/02)
It is the American way. We cry, we laugh, we mourn, we laugh, and eventually we will recover because we can laugh. But we may never forget. The world looked on with amazement during Election 2000 while America dealt with as serious an issue a republic can face. Various foreign leaders predicted the demise of this great nation and certain civil war, but amidst the partisan anger and angst we surprised them all with a lesson in U.S. Civics 101 -- and we laughed...
Out on a limb ... again (09/05/02)
I never tied ribbons or got to help pick out prom dresses. Much of my life as a parent has been spent stuffing football pads and tying Nike, Reebok and Adidas football cleets. Those of you who know me know I have had the responsibility of trying to raise three sons. To what extent I have been successful probably remains to be seen. I do know that my life as a parent is about to dramatically change...