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Stories from Thursday, September 19, 2002

Fall armyworms may threaten (09/19/02)
OREGON COUNTY -- University Extension Agronomy Specialist Vance Hambelton said he received the first sign of an armyworm problem in the area by way of a telephone call Labor Day. The call was from Ozark County where the worms had done severe damage to an alfalfa field. ...
Region sees new specialists (09/19/02)
OREGON COUNTY -- Region G which consists of nine south Missouri counties including Oregon County, will have additional resources to turn to as a regional response planner and regional epidemiology specialist has been hired. According to Oregon County Health Department Director Sheila Russell they will be located at the Texas County Health Department...
Manhunt continues for fugitive (09/19/02)
A manhunt continues for a fugitive who eluded authorities and roadblocks in Izard, Sharp and Fulton counties. Ward Hendershott, 52, of Imboden fled after he assaulted Izard Sheriff Joe Martz Sept. 13. Martz said his office was contacted by Sgt. Stan Witt of the Arkansas State Police (ASP) to be on alert and arrest Hendershott based on probable cause as a result of drugs discovered at his home...
Oxford native gives ASU $2 million (09/19/02)
Kathy Brittain White is a role model for students in rural Arkansas who have the courage to dream big dreams. But the executive vice president of Cardinal Health Inc. of Dublin, Ohio, is doing more than serving as a role model; she's making it easier for those students to achieve their dreams...
Basic 9-1-1 service available in Fulton (09/19/02)
Fulton County residents now have the capability to dial three digits instead of a seven-digit number for an emergency. The Basic 9-1-1 service became effective Sept. 11 after CenturyTel contacted David Keck, Fulton County 9-1-1 coordinator, Sept. 9 and told him that all telephone carriers were required to make 9-1-1 available to everyone in the United States as part of the Homeland Security Bill...
Fulton uses education to combat West Nile virus (09/19/02)
Bluejays and crows seem to be more susceptible to carrying the West Niles virus than other birds, said James Tanner, regional environmental health specialist, at the Fulton Hometown Health meeting Sept. 5. Tanner explained if a suspected infected bird is found it is necessary to keep the bird cold so it can be tested for the virus...
2 killed in wreck (09/19/02)
An Ash Flat man was killed Sept. 11 when the car he was driving collided head-on with another vehicle on Highway 167 south of Cave City. His wife later died from injuries sustained in the crash Zedric G. Stanford, 62, of Ash Flat died around 3 p.m. when the 1986 Oldsmobile Cutlass he was driving crossed the center line and struck a 2002 Chevrolet Avalanche driven by Edward L. Hoover, 63, of Shreveport, La...
Watershed group looking for signs (09/19/02)
AREA -- In September the Scenic Riverways Partnership took a look at how local businesses in the water partnership area are working together to develop and market sustainable forest products. On Sept. 4 the partnership met and learned about Value Missouri and the forest stewardship certification process that Shannon County business Pioneer Forest has undertaken...
Springers offer dance lessons (09/19/02)
MAMMOTH SPRING -- The Mammoth Springers Square Dance Club has elected new officers for 2002-03. Newly elected officers include: John and Carolyn Powell, historian; Ted and Ollie Land, secretary-treasurer; Vic and Alita Griggs, president; Wayne and Diane Roberts, vice president and Arkansas state representatives; and Bob and Lois Bostic, Missouri state representatives...
Sharp judge applies for grant to fund study (09/19/02)
Sharp County Judge Harold Crawford told the Sharp County Quorum Court at its Sept. 9 meeting he has applied for a $22,500 grant to conduct a feasibility study of extending natural gas into the northern part of the county. Crawford said new federal grant money would be available Oct. 1 and the county hopes to tap into it in order to conduct a study regarding natural gas. Currently natural gas is only available only as far north as approximately three miles south of Evening Shade...
Fall Festival booths available at Thayer (09/19/02)
THAYER -- The Thayer Chamber of Commerce will sponsor the 2002 Fall Festival in downtown Thayer Sept. 28. According to chamber officials, the event will be up and down Chestnut Street from 5 to 8 p.m. that evening and will feature live music, games, crafts, informative booths and booth space is still available. A school booth can be purchased for $5 and all other booth space at the festival can be purchased for $10. To reserve a booth call Mildred Cornelius at 264-7324...
Sharp judge applies for grant to fund study (09/19/02)
Sharp County Judge Harold Crawford told the Sharp County Quorum Court at its Sept. 9 meeting he has applied for a $22,500 grant to conduct a feasibility study of extending natural gas into the northern part of the county. Crawford said new federal grant money would be available Oct. 1 and the county hopes to tap into it in order to conduct a study regarding natural gas. Currently natural gas is only available only as far north as approximately three miles south of Evening Shade...
Basic 9-1-1 service available in Fulton (09/19/02)
Fulton County residents now have the capability to dial three digits instead of a seven-digit number for an emergency. The Basic 9-1-1 service became effective Sept. 11 after CenturyTel contacted David Keck, Fulton County 9-1-1 coordinator, Sept. 9 and told him that all telephone carriers were required to make 9-1-1 available to everyone in the United States as part of the Homeland Security Bill...
Fulton uses education to combat West Nile virus (09/19/02)
Bluejays and crows seem to be more susceptible to carrying the West Niles virus than other birds, said James Tanner, regional environmental health specialist, at the Fulton Hometown Health meeting Sept. 5. Tanner explained if a suspected infected bird is found it is necessary to keep the bird cold so it can be tested for the virus...
Oxford native gives ASU $2 million (09/19/02)
Kathy Brittain White is a role model for students in rural Arkansas who have the courage to dream big dreams. But the executive vice president of Cardinal Health Inc. of Dublin, Ohio, is doing more than serving as a role model; she's making it easier for those students to achieve their dreams...
2 killed in wreck (09/19/02)
An Ash Flat man was killed Sept. 11 when the car he was driving collided head-on with another vehicle on Highway 167 south of Cave City. His wife later died from injuries sustained in the crash Zedric G. Stanford, 62, of Ash Flat died around 3 p.m. when the 1986 Oldsmobile Cutlass he was driving crossed the center line and struck a 2002 Chevrolet Avalanche driven by Edward L. Hoover, 63, of Shreveport, La...
Manhunt continues for fugitive (09/19/02)
A manhunt continues for a fugitive who eluded authorities and roadblocks in Izard, Sharp and Fulton counties. Ward Hendershott, 52, of Imboden fled after he assaulted Izard Sheriff Joe Martz Sept. 13. Martz said his office was contacted by Sgt. Stan Witt of the Arkansas State Police (ASP) to be on alert and arrest Hendershott based on probable cause as a result of drugs discovered at his home...
Region sees new specialists (09/19/02)
OREGON COUNTY -- Region G which consists of nine south Missouri counties including Oregon County, will have additional resources to turn to as a regional response planner and regional epidemiology specialist has been hired. According to Oregon County Health Department Director Sheila Russell they will be located at the Texas County Health Department...
Fall armyworms may threaten (09/19/02)
OREGON COUNTY -- University Extension Agronomy Specialist Vance Hambelton said he received the first sign of an armyworm problem in the area by way of a telephone call Labor Day. The call was from Ozark County where the worms had done severe damage to an alfalfa field. ...
Fall Festival booths available at Thayer (09/19/02)
THAYER -- The Thayer Chamber of Commerce will sponsor the 2002 Fall Festival in downtown Thayer Sept. 28. According to chamber officials, the event will be up and down Chestnut Street from 5 to 8 p.m. that evening and will feature live music, games, crafts, informative booths and booth space is still available. A school booth can be purchased for $5 and all other booth space at the festival can be purchased for $10. To reserve a booth call Mildred Cornelius at 264-7324...
Watershed group looking for signs (09/19/02)
AREA -- In September the Scenic Riverways Partnership took a look at how local businesses in the water partnership area are working together to develop and market sustainable forest products. On Sept. 4 the partnership met and learned about Value Missouri and the forest stewardship certification process that Shannon County business Pioneer Forest has undertaken...
Springers offer dance lessons (09/19/02)
MAMMOTH SPRING -- The Mammoth Springers Square Dance Club has elected new officers for 2002-03. Newly elected officers include: John and Carolyn Powell, historian; Ted and Ollie Land, secretary-treasurer; Vic and Alita Griggs, president; Wayne and Diane Roberts, vice president and Arkansas state representatives; and Bob and Lois Bostic, Missouri state representatives...
Mills, Lindsey exchange vows (09/19/02)
Mr. and Mrs. George Mills of Reed Springs and Sue Williams of Thayer have announced the marriage of their daughter, Dr. Lora Mills, to Brian Lindsey, son of Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Lindsey of Florence, Ala. The bride is the granddaughter of the late Manuel Mills and Cora Mills, and the late Norman Williams and Nita Williams. She is a graduate of University of Missouri Medical School and has an OB/GYN practice in St. Peters, Mo...
Mills, Lindsey exchange vows (09/19/02)
Mr. and Mrs. George Mills of Reed Springs and Sue Williams of Thayer have announced the marriage of their daughter, Dr. Lora Mills, to Brian Lindsey, son of Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Lindsey of Florence, Ala. The bride is the granddaughter of the late Manuel Mills and Cora Mills, and the late Norman Williams and Nita Williams. She is a graduate of University of Missouri Medical School and has an OB/GYN practice in St. Peters, Mo...
Bobcats too physical for Houston (09/19/02)
Those in attendance for the Thayer and Houston varsity football game on Sept. 13 could look at the sheer physical size of the Houston Tigers and know that the Bobcats had their work cut out for them. To the delight of the Thayer coaching staff and the home fans in the stands, the Bobcats showed no intimidation and seemingly dominated the contest, winning by a score of 29-8 and allowing the junior varsity to play most of the fourth quarter...
Grizzly basketball clinic set (09/19/02)
Area basketball coaches will have an opportunity to prepare for the upcoming season Oct. 6 when Southwest Missouri State University-West Plains (SMSU-WP) hosts its first ever Grizzly Basketball Coaching Clinic at the West Plains Civic Center. The one-day clinic will feature guest speakers who will give coaches tips on a variety of subjects, according to SMSU-WP Grizzly Coach Tom Barr...
Williams, Jones too much for Greyhounds (09/19/02)
With just one non-conference game on this year's schedule because of the addition of two new teams to the 3AA ranks, the Salem Greyhounds stepped directly into conference battle with a home game against the Marked Tree Indians on Friday the 13th of September...
Williams, Jones too much for Greyhounds (09/19/02)
With just one non-conference game on this year's schedule because of the addition of two new teams to the 3AA ranks, the Salem Greyhounds stepped directly into conference battle with a home game against the Marked Tree Indians on Friday the 13th of September...
Grizzly basketball clinic set (09/19/02)
Area basketball coaches will have an opportunity to prepare for the upcoming season Oct. 6 when Southwest Missouri State University-West Plains (SMSU-WP) hosts its first ever Grizzly Basketball Coaching Clinic at the West Plains Civic Center. The one-day clinic will feature guest speakers who will give coaches tips on a variety of subjects, according to SMSU-WP Grizzly Coach Tom Barr...
Bobcats too physical for Houston (09/19/02)
Those in attendance for the Thayer and Houston varsity football game on Sept. 13 could look at the sheer physical size of the Houston Tigers and know that the Bobcats had their work cut out for them. To the delight of the Thayer coaching staff and the home fans in the stands, the Bobcats showed no intimidation and seemingly dominated the contest, winning by a score of 29-8 and allowing the junior varsity to play most of the fourth quarter...
Travis McFarland (09/19/02)
Travis Jackson McFarland, 20, of Melbourne, son of Carl and Aulanda Wilson McFarland was born Sept. 24,1981, in Evansville, Ind. He departed this life Sept. 4, 2002, in Springfield, Mo. He was a 1999 graduate of Melbourne High School. After graduation he chose the telecommunications field as his career. ...
Anna E. Pressley (09/19/02)
Anna E. Pressley, 97, daughter of the late Thomas Dills and Minnie Riley Dills was born Feb. 4, 1905, in Oregon County, Mo., and died Aug. 23, 2002, in West Plains, Mo. She was married on Dec. 12, 1925, in Olathe, Kan. to Joe Pressley, who preceded her in death on Sept. ...
James Robert Baker (09/19/02)
James Robert Baker, 54, of Sage, son of the late Don and Lula Mae Swope Baker, was born May 29, 1948, in Albuquerque, N.M. He departed this life Sept. 1, 2002, in Columbus, Wis. During his working years, he was an electrician. He served in the United States Army for 24 years, and was a soldier in the Vietnam War. ...
Joyce Welliene Crass (09/19/02)
Joyce Welliene Crass, 75, daughter of the late Leamon Brewer and Vercie Goins Brewer was born on Aug. 17, 1927, in Myrtle, Mo. and died Sept. 4, 2002, in Thayer, Mo. She was married on June 8, 1946, in Alton, Mo. to Charles Crass.She was a homemaker and was employed for several years by Puritan Fashions. ...
Otto Duke (09/19/02)
Otto Duke, 90, of Sidney, died Sept. 8, 2002, at Sharp Nursing Home in Sidney. He was born Sept. 11, 1911, in Piney Fork, Ark., the son of the late Henry Duke and Pearlee Fletcher Duke. He was a retired farmer and timberman. He was a member of the the First Baptist Church of Evening Shade, and a member of the Masonic Lodge of Evening Shade.Survivors include his wife, Osie Duke of Sidney; five sons, W.O. ...
Anna E. Pressley (09/19/02)
Anna E. Pressley, 97, daughter of the late Thomas Dills and Minnie Riley Dills was born Feb. 4, 1905, in Oregon County, Mo., and died Aug. 23, 2002, in West Plains, Mo. She was married on Dec. 12, 1925, in Olathe, Kan. to Joe Pressley, who preceded her in death on Sept. ...
Travis McFarland (09/19/02)
Travis Jackson McFarland, 20, of Melbourne, son of Carl and Aulanda Wilson McFarland was born Sept. 24,1981, in Evansville, Ind. He departed this life Sept. 4, 2002, in Springfield, Mo. He was a 1999 graduate of Melbourne High School. After graduation he chose the telecommunications field as his career. ...
Otto Duke (09/19/02)
Otto Duke, 90, of Sidney, died Sept. 8, 2002, at Sharp Nursing Home in Sidney. He was born Sept. 11, 1911, in Piney Fork, Ark., the son of the late Henry Duke and Pearlee Fletcher Duke. He was a retired farmer and timberman. He was a member of the the First Baptist Church of Evening Shade, and a member of the Masonic Lodge of Evening Shade.Survivors include his wife, Osie Duke of Sidney; five sons, W.O. ...
James Robert Baker (09/19/02)
James Robert Baker, 54, of Sage, son of the late Don and Lula Mae Swope Baker, was born May 29, 1948, in Albuquerque, N.M. He departed this life Sept. 1, 2002, in Columbus, Wis. During his working years, he was an electrician. He served in the United States Army for 24 years, and was a soldier in the Vietnam War. ...
Joyce Welliene Crass (09/19/02)
Joyce Welliene Crass, 75, daughter of the late Leamon Brewer and Vercie Goins Brewer was born on Aug. 17, 1927, in Myrtle, Mo. and died Sept. 4, 2002, in Thayer, Mo. She was married on June 8, 1946, in Alton, Mo. to Charles Crass.She was a homemaker and was employed for several years by Puritan Fashions. ...
Cooper, Saunders wed (09/19/02)
Kimberly Brook Cooper, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Charles M. Cooper of Oxford, Miss., and Sean McRae Saunders, son of Mr. and Mrs. John M. Saunders of North Palm Beach, Fla., were married June 14 in Oxford. Greg York, minister of Oxford Church of Christ, officiated at the double ring ceremony at the church...
Cooper, Saunders wed (09/19/02)
Kimberly Brook Cooper, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Charles M. Cooper of Oxford, Miss., and Sean McRae Saunders, son of Mr. and Mrs. John M. Saunders of North Palm Beach, Fla., were married June 14 in Oxford. Greg York, minister of Oxford Church of Christ, officiated at the double ring ceremony at the church...
Hickey, Combs to wed (09/19/02)
Mr. and Mrs. Wilburn Hickey of Dixon, Mo., have announced the upcoming marriage of their daughter, Michaila Ann Hickey, to Christopher Bryon Combs, son of Gerald and Ronda Combs of Rolla, Mo., formerly of Myrtle. The wedding will take place at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Rolla at noon Sept. 28...
Hollis, Hofflinger to unite in marriage (09/19/02)
Mr. and Mrs. James Hollis of Cherokee Village have announced the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Kristine Elizabeth Hollis, to Joshua Luke Hofflinger, son of Fred and Loretta Hofflinger of Hutchinson, Kan. The bride-elect is a 1995 graduate of Highland High School. ...
Casey, Smith set nuptials (09/19/02)
Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Casey of Salem have announced the upcoming marriage of their daughter, Kathy Lynn Casey, to Jacob Lee Smith, son of Zane Smith of West Plains, and Brenda Jackson of Salem. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Bob and Gwen Cooper of Camp, Robert Surber of Chula Vista, Calif., and Bob and Bernadette Casey of San Diego. She is a 2001 graduate of Salem High School, a 2002 graduate of Parkway Beauty Academy, and is a licensed cosmotologist...
Casey, Smith set nuptials (09/19/02)
Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Casey of Salem have announced the upcoming marriage of their daughter, Kathy Lynn Casey, to Jacob Lee Smith, son of Zane Smith of West Plains, and Brenda Jackson of Salem. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Bob and Gwen Cooper of Camp, Robert Surber of Chula Vista, Calif., and Bob and Bernadette Casey of San Diego. She is a 2001 graduate of Salem High School, a 2002 graduate of Parkway Beauty Academy, and is a licensed cosmotologist...
Hickey, Combs to wed (09/19/02)
Mr. and Mrs. Wilburn Hickey of Dixon, Mo., have announced the upcoming marriage of their daughter, Michaila Ann Hickey, to Christopher Bryon Combs, son of Gerald and Ronda Combs of Rolla, Mo., formerly of Myrtle. The wedding will take place at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Rolla at noon Sept. 28...
Hollis, Hofflinger to unite in marriage (09/19/02)
Mr. and Mrs. James Hollis of Cherokee Village have announced the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Kristine Elizabeth Hollis, to Joshua Luke Hofflinger, son of Fred and Loretta Hofflinger of Hutchinson, Kan. The bride-elect is a 1995 graduate of Highland High School. ...
Boldly Going Nowhere (09/19/02)
Philosophy is the pursuit of wisdom by a means of speculation and beliefs, rather than physical scientific examination. It is also fairly boring in that it usually doesn't tell us anything we don't already know. Plus there's not a lot of money in it so it tends to remain in the academic vacuum of universities and with intellectual elitists who are unable to survive in the real world...
From my Front Porch (09/19/02)
How should one respond when a supposedly well-meaning person says something that could be construed as hurtful and downright rude? The sticks-and-stones-may-break-my-bones-but-words-will-never-hurt-me line comes to mind, but it seems a bit childish, and besides, we all know it isn't true...
Boldly Going Nowhere (09/19/02)
Philosophy is the pursuit of wisdom by a means of speculation and beliefs, rather than physical scientific examination. It is also fairly boring in that it usually doesn't tell us anything we don't already know. Plus there's not a lot of money in it so it tends to remain in the academic vacuum of universities and with intellectual elitists who are unable to survive in the real world...
From my Front Porch (09/19/02)
How should one respond when a supposedly well-meaning person says something that could be construed as hurtful and downright rude? The sticks-and-stones-may-break-my-bones-but-words-will-never-hurt-me line comes to mind, but it seems a bit childish, and besides, we all know it isn't true...