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Stories from Thursday, October 17, 2002

Thayer Ward I alderman resigns (10/17/02)
THAYER -- The Thayer City Council accepted the resignation of Ward I Alderman Bobby Ryan at the Oct. 8 Thayer City Council meeting. Ryan said he resigned because he had moved out of the Thayer city limits. According to Thayer City Clerk Rosie Simpson, anyone interested in the position may present a letter to City Hall explaining why they would like the job. Mayor Allen Deckard may also recommend a person for the seat but the council will ultimately vote on the position...
MS School announces ACTAAP improvements (10/17/02)
MAMMOTH SPRING -- Mammoth Spring High School administration, faculty and staff have announced the improvements of their students on the Arkansas Comprehensive Testing, Assessment and Accountability Test (ACTAAP). According to school officials, the school saw a marked improvement at various grade levels on the test administered last spring. The ACTAAP is scored in four categories: below basic, basic, proficient and advanced...
Fulton County Hospital delivers last baby (10/17/02)
Fulton County Hospital opened its doors in 1963, and from the very start delivering babies was a service offered. But not any longer. An employee at the hospital, Bethanie Young of Mammoth Spring, gave birth Sept. 20 to Kelli Rae Young, 7 pounds and 11 ounces, at 3:12 p.m. Her birth was the last scheduled delivery at the hospital...
Forgeries may be linked to cases in other states (10/17/02)
Six Hispanic men who were arrested last week for forging thousands of dollars of stolen checks in Sharp County and the surrounding area have been linked to numerous other cases in Arkansas in a scheme authorities think is linked to a nationwide check cashing scam that could total millions of dollars...
Horseshoe Bend mayoral candidates face off (10/17/02)
First in a series of interviews with the candidates. The News submitted questions to incumbent mayor Bob Spear of Horseshoe Bend and his challenger, Robert L. Brown. Following are their responses: News: As mayor how will you accomplish bringing industry to Horseshoe Bend?...
Lawsuit filed by fire department (10/17/02)
KOSHKONONG -- The Koshkonong Volunteer Fire Department can now be added to the list of unhappy campers in the Oregon County community of Koshkonong. A lawsuit was recently filed and papers served last week on the city of Koshkonong by the Koshkonong Volunteer Fire Department. Koshkonong Fire Department Board of Directors Chairman Doyle Langley said the board thinks the city has breached a contract made between the city and the fire department seven years ago,...
Salem residents to test endurance in 100 mile race (10/17/02)
Three competitors from Salem will test their endurance and skills Oct. 19 against 40 teams during a 100-mile race of canoeing, mountain biking, hiking and repelling at the Sylamore Hardcore Adventure Race in the Sylamore district of the Ozark National Forest near Mountain Home...
All voters will have to show proper I.D. (10/17/02)
OREGON COUNTY -- Oregon County voters who go to the polls Nov. 5 to cast their ballot are reminded that as of Oct. 25 all voters in the state will be required to show some type of identification to election judges before they are allowed to vote. According to Oregon County Clerk Gary Hensley this is due to the recent passage of Senate Bill (SB) 675. ...
Health screenings set for Thayer (10/17/02)
THAYER -- The Oregon County Health Department will hold a community health screening Nov. 11 at the Thayer First Baptist Church. According to officials from the health department, this will provide area residents the opportunity to spend a few minutes doing something that could save their lives...
Group meets to get voters out (10/17/02)
THAYER -- The next regular meeting of Putting Kids First will be Oct. 17 in the high school library. Organization members are urging all Thayer school patrons to attend the meetings if they have any question regrading the issue that will appear on the Nov. 5 ballot...
State representative candidates spell out views (10/17/02)
OREGON COUNTY -- Reporter's note: Both state representatives candidates were recently given the same questions and asked to reply. Following are the questions and the candidates' answers. Question #1: We have seen Missouri take steps to help seniors afford their prescription drugs. What else can be done, if anything, to help our older citizens have a high quality of life?...
New pastor called to Kosh church (10/17/02)
KOSHKONONG -- The Koshkonong Assembly of God has a new pastor. Pastor Rick Krietemeyer and his wife, Connie, moved to Koshkonong from Moody, Texas. Pastor Rick is from St. Louis and is a 1976 graduate of Viburnam High School at Viburnam, Mo. He also attended College of the Ozarks at Point Lookout, Mo., and took courses from Global University in Springfield, Mo...
Relay for Life coming to county (10/17/02)
OREGON COUNTY-- The American Cancer Society's signature event, Relay for Life, is coming to Oregon County in 2003. An informational meeting will be held Oct. 24 at 7 p.m. at the Warm Fork Restaurant in Thayer. Anyone interested in learning more about Relay for Life is encouraged to attend. Refreshments will be provided...
Grand Gulf information meeting set (10/17/02)
OREGON COUNTY -- The Missouri Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will hold an informational meeting Oct. 24 to discuss issues related to Grand Gulf State Park near Thayer. The meeting will be held from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the meeting room of the Warm Fork Restaurant at Thayer, and the public is invited. The restaurant is located at the junction of Highways 63 and 142...
Fulton County Hospital delivers last baby (10/17/02)
Fulton County Hospital opened its doors in 1963, and from the very start delivering babies was a service offered. But not any longer. An employee at the hospital, Bethanie Young of Mammoth Spring, gave birth Sept. 20 to Kelli Rae Young, 7 pounds and 11 ounces, at 3:12 p.m. Her birth was the last scheduled delivery at the hospital...
Forgeries may be linked to cases in other states (10/17/02)
Six Hispanic men who were arrested last week for forging thousands of dollars of stolen checks in Sharp County and the surrounding area have been linked to numerous other cases in Arkansas in a scheme authorities think is linked to a nationwide check cashing scam that could total millions of dollars...
Horseshoe Bend mayoral candidates face off (10/17/02)
First in a series of interviews with the candidates. The News submitted questions to incumbent mayor Bob Spear of Horseshoe Bend and his challenger, Robert L. Brown. Following are their responses: News: As mayor how will you accomplish bringing industry to Horseshoe Bend?...
Salem residents to test endurance in 100 mile race (10/17/02)
Three competitors from Salem will test their endurance and skills Oct. 19 against 40 teams during a 100-mile race of canoeing, mountain biking, hiking and repelling at the Sylamore Hardcore Adventure Race in the Sylamore district of the Ozark National Forest near Mountain Home...
All voters will have to show proper I.D. (10/17/02)
OREGON COUNTY -- Oregon County voters who go to the polls Nov. 5 to cast their ballot are reminded that as of Oct. 25 all voters in the state will be required to show some type of identification to election judges before they are allowed to vote. According to Oregon County Clerk Gary Hensley this is due to the recent passage of Senate Bill (SB) 675. ...
New pastor called to Kosh church (10/17/02)
KOSHKONONG -- The Koshkonong Assembly of God has a new pastor. Pastor Rick Krietemeyer and his wife, Connie, moved to Koshkonong from Moody, Texas. Pastor Rick is from St. Louis and is a 1976 graduate of Viburnam High School at Viburnam, Mo. He also attended College of the Ozarks at Point Lookout, Mo., and took courses from Global University in Springfield, Mo...
MS School announces ACTAAP improvements (10/17/02)
MAMMOTH SPRING -- Mammoth Spring High School administration, faculty and staff have announced the improvements of their students on the Arkansas Comprehensive Testing, Assessment and Accountability Test (ACTAAP). According to school officials, the school saw a marked improvement at various grade levels on the test administered last spring. The ACTAAP is scored in four categories: below basic, basic, proficient and advanced...
Thayer Ward I alderman resigns (10/17/02)
THAYER -- The Thayer City Council accepted the resignation of Ward I Alderman Bobby Ryan at the Oct. 8 Thayer City Council meeting. Ryan said he resigned because he had moved out of the Thayer city limits. According to Thayer City Clerk Rosie Simpson, anyone interested in the position may present a letter to City Hall explaining why they would like the job. Mayor Allen Deckard may also recommend a person for the seat but the council will ultimately vote on the position...
Group meets to get voters out (10/17/02)
THAYER -- The next regular meeting of Putting Kids First will be Oct. 17 in the high school library. Organization members are urging all Thayer school patrons to attend the meetings if they have any question regrading the issue that will appear on the Nov. 5 ballot...
Lawsuit filed by fire department (10/17/02)
KOSHKONONG -- The Koshkonong Volunteer Fire Department can now be added to the list of unhappy campers in the Oregon County community of Koshkonong. A lawsuit was recently filed and papers served last week on the city of Koshkonong by the Koshkonong Volunteer Fire Department. Koshkonong Fire Department Board of Directors Chairman Doyle Langley said the board thinks the city has breached a contract made between the city and the fire department seven years ago,...
Health screenings set for Thayer (10/17/02)
THAYER -- The Oregon County Health Department will hold a community health screening Nov. 11 at the Thayer First Baptist Church. According to officials from the health department, this will provide area residents the opportunity to spend a few minutes doing something that could save their lives...
Grand Gulf information meeting set (10/17/02)
OREGON COUNTY -- The Missouri Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will hold an informational meeting Oct. 24 to discuss issues related to Grand Gulf State Park near Thayer. The meeting will be held from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the meeting room of the Warm Fork Restaurant at Thayer, and the public is invited. The restaurant is located at the junction of Highways 63 and 142...
Relay for Life coming to county (10/17/02)
OREGON COUNTY-- The American Cancer Society's signature event, Relay for Life, is coming to Oregon County in 2003. An informational meeting will be held Oct. 24 at 7 p.m. at the Warm Fork Restaurant in Thayer. Anyone interested in learning more about Relay for Life is encouraged to attend. Refreshments will be provided...
State representative candidates spell out views (10/17/02)
OREGON COUNTY -- Reporter's note: Both state representatives candidates were recently given the same questions and asked to reply. Following are the questions and the candidates' answers. Question #1: We have seen Missouri take steps to help seniors afford their prescription drugs. What else can be done, if anything, to help our older citizens have a high quality of life?...
Revival slated at Viola church (10/17/02)
A revival will be held at Oak Valley Baptist Church in Viola Oct. 20-23. The evangelist will be Wilburn Griggs of Paragould, and song leader is Olan Gooch. The service begins at 7 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday nights. Sunday services begin at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m...
Cowen graduates from Air Force basic training (10/17/02)
Air Force Airman Derek M. Cowen has graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas. During the six-weeks of training the airman studied the Air Force mission, organization, and military customs, and courtesies; performed drill and ceremony marches, and received physical training, rifle marksmanship, field training exercises, and specialty training in human relations...
Bryant graduates from Army basic training (10/17/02)
Army Private Tiffany Bryant has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson in Columbia, S.C. During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission and received instruction and practice in drill and ceremony, marching, rifle marksmanship, armed and unarmed combat, map reading, field tactics, military courtesy, military justice system, physical fitness, basic first aid, and Army history, tradition and core values, and special training in human relations...
Revival set in Salem (10/17/02)
Salem Pentecostal Church of God, located at the corner of North and Walnut in Salem, will hold revival services with Evangelists Jack and Lisa Dilday Oct. 20-25. Services will be Sunday at 6 p.m. and Monday through Friday at 7 p.m. Everyone is weclome...
Revival set in Salem (10/17/02)
Salem Pentecostal Church of God, located at the corner of North and Walnut in Salem, will hold revival services with Evangelists Jack and Lisa Dilday Oct. 20-25. Services will be Sunday at 6 p.m. and Monday through Friday at 7 p.m. Everyone is weclome...
Revival slated at Viola church (10/17/02)
A revival will be held at Oak Valley Baptist Church in Viola Oct. 20-23. The evangelist will be Wilburn Griggs of Paragould, and song leader is Olan Gooch. The service begins at 7 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday nights. Sunday services begin at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m...
Cowen graduates from Air Force basic training (10/17/02)
Air Force Airman Derek M. Cowen has graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas. During the six-weeks of training the airman studied the Air Force mission, organization, and military customs, and courtesies; performed drill and ceremony marches, and received physical training, rifle marksmanship, field training exercises, and specialty training in human relations...
Bryant graduates from Army basic training (10/17/02)
Army Private Tiffany Bryant has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson in Columbia, S.C. During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission and received instruction and practice in drill and ceremony, marching, rifle marksmanship, armed and unarmed combat, map reading, field tactics, military courtesy, military justice system, physical fitness, basic first aid, and Army history, tradition and core values, and special training in human relations...
Greyhounds snare Bobcats (10/17/02)
With a win over Turrell in the third week of the season, the Walnut Ridge Bobcats matched their 3AA Conference win total from last year; one. The Salem Greyhounds made sure they were not the Bobcats' second victims of the year as they rallied late to notch a 19-16 win at Walnut Ridge Oct. 11...
Ozarka College golf scramble a success (10/17/02)
On Sept. 28 thirty-six groups of golfers assembled at the Cherokee Village South Golf Course to play an 18-hole scramble to benefit the Ozarka College Foundation Scholarship Fund. CenturyTel, Cowart's Construction and First National Bank of Sharp County sponsored the golf tournament this year. ...
Greyhounds snare Bobcats (10/17/02)
With a win over Turrell in the third week of the season, the Walnut Ridge Bobcats matched their 3AA Conference win total from last year; one. The Salem Greyhounds made sure they were not the Bobcats' second victims of the year as they rallied late to notch a 19-16 win at Walnut Ridge Oct. 11...
Ozarka College golf scramble a success (10/17/02)
On Sept. 28 thirty-six groups of golfers assembled at the Cherokee Village South Golf Course to play an 18-hole scramble to benefit the Ozarka College Foundation Scholarship Fund. CenturyTel, Cowart's Construction and First National Bank of Sharp County sponsored the golf tournament this year. ...
David Hackworth (10/17/02)
David J. Hackworth, 65, of West Plains, was born June 19, 1937, in Couch, Mo., and died Oct. 10, 2002, in West Plains. He was married Aug. 2, 1957, to Connie Jean Ehrhardt in Warsaw, Ind. He was a welder at LaClede Steel Company in Alton, Ill, retiring in 1994 after 35 years. He enjoyed hunting and fishing and for the last several years attended the First Freewill Baptist Church in West Plains, Mo...
Rosemary Rogers (10/17/02)
Rosemary Rogers, 80, daughter of the late William Earls and Ada Henry Earls was born Jan. 22, 1922, in Many Islands, Ark., and died Oct. 9, 2002, in West Plains, Mo. She was married June 30, 1942, in Hardy to Robert D. Rogers. She was a devoted housewife, mother and grandmother and was of the Protestant faith...
Roma Lee Rackley (10/17/02)
Roma Lee Rackley, 80, of Pontiac, Mo. was born March 2, 1922, in Gatewood, Mo., and passed away Oct. 3, 2002, at Blanchette Care Center in St. Charles, Mo. Survivors are one daughter, Shirley Schiaffo of Scotch Plains, N.J.; one granddaughter, Angela Emerson of St. Charles, Mo.; one great-granddaughter, Shelby Emerson of St. Charles, Mo.; three sisters, Anna Mae Cullison, Dean Hicks and Mary Jane Roberson and numerous friends and relatives...
Ruby Harman (10/17/02)
Ruby Helen Harman, 87, of Alton, Mo. was born Nov. 7, 1914, in Couch, Mo., and passed away Oct. 7, 2002, at the Shady Oaks Nursing Home in Thayer. Survivors include one daughter, Melba Nolte and husband, Edgar of Belleville, Ill., two grandchildren, Sharon Taylor and husband Steve of Belleville, and Jeffrey Nolte and wife, Lori of Belleville; four great-grandchildren, Justin and Mieke Taylor and Kady and Tanner Nolte and numerous other relatives and friends...
Mary "Marie" Sommer (10/17/02)
Mary "Marie" Weber Sommer died in Seattle, Wash., Sept. 18, 2002. She was the widow of Pifer Sommer and resided in Hardy until moving to Seattle in July, due to illness. She was born in Pennsylvania Aug. 21, 1925. She was a Christian Scientist. Survivors are five children, Pat, Karen, Glen, Frank and Marie; one sister, Lee; and one brother, Lambert...
Cecil Leon Marquis (10/17/02)
Cecil Leon Marquis, 80, of Thayer, formerly of Springfield, Mo., was born on Oct. 11, 1921, in Eldorado Springs, Mo. and passed away Sept. 30, 2002, at the Shady Oaks Healthcare Center in Thayer. Survivors include numerous friends and relatives. He was preceded in death by his parents, John H. and Hazel Barnes-Marquis...
Amelia Seat (10/17/02)
Amelia Ann Seat, 94, of Nelsonville, passed away Oct. 8, 2002, at Jonesboro. She was born June 5, 1908, at Smyrna, Tenn., to Doc and Florence Bush Swarner. She was a homemaker and was of the Church of Christ faith. Survivors are three sons, Oliver Seat of Desha, and Kenneth Seat and Homer Seat both of Nelsonville; three daughters, Kathryn McCrackin of Pocahontas, Dorothy Gray of Jonesboro, and Betty Mueller of San Lorenzo, Calif.; one sister, Mary Swarner of Nashville, Tenn.; 17 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; several neices and nephews; and a host of other relatives and friends.. ...
Ena M. Church (10/17/02)
Ena M. Church, 85, of Cherokee Village, Ark., died Oct. 9, 2002, at Eastern Ozarks Regional Hospital in Cherokee Village. She was born Dec. 19, 1916, in Lawrenceville, Ill. daughter of the late Viola Freshley Phipps and Harry Phipps. She was a homemaker, and a former bookkeeper for Farm Bureau Elevator...
Nolen Morrow (10/17/02)
Nolen Chester Morrow, 81, of Hardy, Ark., was born April 9, 1921, in Cardwell, Mo., and died Oct. 10, 2002, in the John J. Pershing VA Medical Center in Poplar Bluff, Mo. Survivors include his wife, Lucille Morrow; two sons, Robert and Charles Morrow and numerous other relatives and friends...
Mary Magdaline Jones (10/17/02)
Mary Magdaline Jones,76, of Evening Shade, died Oct. 9, 2002, at her home. She was born Aug. 16, 1926, at Cash, Ark. to Robert and Francis (Perry) Collins. She was a homemaker and an artist. Survivors include two sons, Robert Jones of Evening Shade, and Dallas Jones of Little Rock; four daughters, Mildred Taylor of Evening Shade, Frankie Babbs of Hot Springs, Alta Jones and Rhoba Shipp both of Little Rock; 14 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and a host of other relatives and friends.. ...
Mary Frances Bentley (10/17/02)
Mart Frances Bentley, 86, daughter of the late Samuel H. East and Amelia Sullivan East was born May 19, 1916, in Lawrence County, Ark., and died Oct. 10, 2002, in Pocahontas, Ark. She was married to Glenn Floyd Bentley, who preceded her in death May of 1974. She was a homemaker and was of the Baptist faith...
Fridricke Schorpp (10/17/02)
Fridricke Marie Schorpp, 93, of Highland, Ark., died Oct. 7, 2002, at her home. She was born March 27, 1909, in Tubingen, Germany, the daughter of the late Fridricke Zeigler Meier and Khristian Meier. She was a homemaker. Survivors are one daughter, Lottie Bennette of Highland; two grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild...
Opal Wolfe (10/17/02)
Opal Wolfe, 88, of West Plains, Mo. was born March 17, 1914, at Pleasant Hill, Mo., and passed away Sept. 27, 2002, at the West Vue Nursing Center in West Plains. Survivors include two daughters, Connie Wiggs and husband, Roger of West Plains, and Bonnie Dills of Kansas City, Mo.; nine grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; six great-great- grandchildren; and numerous other relatives and friends...
Phyllis Thompson (10/17/02)
Phyllis Elizabeth Thompson, 71, of Cherokee Village, was born April 10, 1931, the daughter of the late Alpha (Zimmer) Higgs and Phillip Higgs in Hornel, N.Y., and departed this life Oct. 8, 2002, in the Eaglecrest Nursing and Rehab Center at Ash Flat...
Myrtis Minor (10/17/02)
Myrtis Thelma Minor, 86, passed away Oct. 5, 2002, in Wenatchee, Wash.; She was born Jan. 22, 1916, to the late Clarence and Almira Louise (Cooper) Williams at Day, Ark., where she was raised and educated. She was a member of the Wenatchee Valley Baptist Church...
Aaron Bernard Waser (10/17/02)
Aaron Bernard Waser, 28, of Cherokee Village, was born April 10, 1974, in Reno, Nev., son of Becky and Fred Waser of Cherokee Village, and died Oct. 9, 2002. He was disabled. Survivors are his parents, Fred and Becky Waser; his grandmother, Betty Waser of Cherokee Village; and three sisters, Amanda Waser of Cherokee Village, Bethany Waser and Stephanie Waser both of Coshocton, Ohio; and one aunt, Becky Cahill of Delaware, Ohio...
Mary "Marie" Sommer (10/17/02)
Mary "Marie" Weber Sommer died in Seattle, Wash., Sept. 18, 2002. She was the widow of Pifer Sommer and resided in Hardy until moving to Seattle in July, due to illness. She was born in Pennsylvania Aug. 21, 1925. She was a Christian Scientist. Survivors are five children, Pat, Karen, Glen, Frank and Marie; one sister, Lee; and one brother, Lambert...
Rosemary Rogers (10/17/02)
Rosemary Rogers, 80, daughter of the late William Earls and Ada Henry Earls was born Jan. 22, 1922, in Many Islands, Ark., and died Oct. 9, 2002, in West Plains, Mo. She was married June 30, 1942, in Hardy to Robert D. Rogers. She was a devoted housewife, mother and grandmother and was of the Protestant faith...
David Hackworth (10/17/02)
David J. Hackworth, 65, of West Plains, was born June 19, 1937, in Couch, Mo., and died Oct. 10, 2002, in West Plains. He was married Aug. 2, 1957, to Connie Jean Ehrhardt in Warsaw, Ind. He was a welder at LaClede Steel Company in Alton, Ill, retiring in 1994 after 35 years. He enjoyed hunting and fishing and for the last several years attended the First Freewill Baptist Church in West Plains, Mo...
Mary Magdaline Jones (10/17/02)
Mary Magdaline Jones,76, of Evening Shade, died Oct. 9, 2002, at her home. She was born Aug. 16, 1926, at Cash, Ark. to Robert and Francis (Perry) Collins. She was a homemaker and an artist. Survivors include two sons, Robert Jones of Evening Shade, and Dallas Jones of Little Rock; four daughters, Mildred Taylor of Evening Shade, Frankie Babbs of Hot Springs, Alta Jones and Rhoba Shipp both of Little Rock; 14 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and a host of other relatives and friends.. ...
Mary Frances Bentley (10/17/02)
Mart Frances Bentley, 86, daughter of the late Samuel H. East and Amelia Sullivan East was born May 19, 1916, in Lawrence County, Ark., and died Oct. 10, 2002, in Pocahontas, Ark. She was married to Glenn Floyd Bentley, who preceded her in death May of 1974. She was a homemaker and was of the Baptist faith...
Myrtis Minor (10/17/02)
Myrtis Thelma Minor, 86, passed away Oct. 5, 2002, in Wenatchee, Wash.; She was born Jan. 22, 1916, to the late Clarence and Almira Louise (Cooper) Williams at Day, Ark., where she was raised and educated. She was a member of the Wenatchee Valley Baptist Church...
Aaron Bernard Waser (10/17/02)
Aaron Bernard Waser, 28, of Cherokee Village, was born April 10, 1974, in Reno, Nev., son of Becky and Fred Waser of Cherokee Village, and died Oct. 9, 2002. He was disabled. Survivors are his parents, Fred and Becky Waser; his grandmother, Betty Waser of Cherokee Village; and three sisters, Amanda Waser of Cherokee Village, Bethany Waser and Stephanie Waser both of Coshocton, Ohio; and one aunt, Becky Cahill of Delaware, Ohio...
Roma Lee Rackley (10/17/02)
Roma Lee Rackley, 80, of Pontiac, Mo. was born March 2, 1922, in Gatewood, Mo., and passed away Oct. 3, 2002, at Blanchette Care Center in St. Charles, Mo. Survivors are one daughter, Shirley Schiaffo of Scotch Plains, N.J.; one granddaughter, Angela Emerson of St. Charles, Mo.; one great-granddaughter, Shelby Emerson of St. Charles, Mo.; three sisters, Anna Mae Cullison, Dean Hicks and Mary Jane Roberson and numerous friends and relatives...
Opal Wolfe (10/17/02)
Opal Wolfe, 88, of West Plains, Mo. was born March 17, 1914, at Pleasant Hill, Mo., and passed away Sept. 27, 2002, at the West Vue Nursing Center in West Plains. Survivors include two daughters, Connie Wiggs and husband, Roger of West Plains, and Bonnie Dills of Kansas City, Mo.; nine grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; six great-great- grandchildren; and numerous other relatives and friends...
Phyllis Thompson (10/17/02)
Phyllis Elizabeth Thompson, 71, of Cherokee Village, was born April 10, 1931, the daughter of the late Alpha (Zimmer) Higgs and Phillip Higgs in Hornel, N.Y., and departed this life Oct. 8, 2002, in the Eaglecrest Nursing and Rehab Center at Ash Flat...
Ruby Harman (10/17/02)
Ruby Helen Harman, 87, of Alton, Mo. was born Nov. 7, 1914, in Couch, Mo., and passed away Oct. 7, 2002, at the Shady Oaks Nursing Home in Thayer. Survivors include one daughter, Melba Nolte and husband, Edgar of Belleville, Ill., two grandchildren, Sharon Taylor and husband Steve of Belleville, and Jeffrey Nolte and wife, Lori of Belleville; four great-grandchildren, Justin and Mieke Taylor and Kady and Tanner Nolte and numerous other relatives and friends...
Cecil Leon Marquis (10/17/02)
Cecil Leon Marquis, 80, of Thayer, formerly of Springfield, Mo., was born on Oct. 11, 1921, in Eldorado Springs, Mo. and passed away Sept. 30, 2002, at the Shady Oaks Healthcare Center in Thayer. Survivors include numerous friends and relatives. He was preceded in death by his parents, John H. and Hazel Barnes-Marquis...
Nolen Morrow (10/17/02)
Nolen Chester Morrow, 81, of Hardy, Ark., was born April 9, 1921, in Cardwell, Mo., and died Oct. 10, 2002, in the John J. Pershing VA Medical Center in Poplar Bluff, Mo. Survivors include his wife, Lucille Morrow; two sons, Robert and Charles Morrow and numerous other relatives and friends...
Ena M. Church (10/17/02)
Ena M. Church, 85, of Cherokee Village, Ark., died Oct. 9, 2002, at Eastern Ozarks Regional Hospital in Cherokee Village. She was born Dec. 19, 1916, in Lawrenceville, Ill. daughter of the late Viola Freshley Phipps and Harry Phipps. She was a homemaker, and a former bookkeeper for Farm Bureau Elevator...
Amelia Seat (10/17/02)
Amelia Ann Seat, 94, of Nelsonville, passed away Oct. 8, 2002, at Jonesboro. She was born June 5, 1908, at Smyrna, Tenn., to Doc and Florence Bush Swarner. She was a homemaker and was of the Church of Christ faith. Survivors are three sons, Oliver Seat of Desha, and Kenneth Seat and Homer Seat both of Nelsonville; three daughters, Kathryn McCrackin of Pocahontas, Dorothy Gray of Jonesboro, and Betty Mueller of San Lorenzo, Calif.; one sister, Mary Swarner of Nashville, Tenn.; 17 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; several neices and nephews; and a host of other relatives and friends.. ...
Fridricke Schorpp (10/17/02)
Fridricke Marie Schorpp, 93, of Highland, Ark., died Oct. 7, 2002, at her home. She was born March 27, 1909, in Tubingen, Germany, the daughter of the late Fridricke Zeigler Meier and Khristian Meier. She was a homemaker. Survivors are one daughter, Lottie Bennette of Highland; two grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild...
Dallas Rex Dawson (10/17/02)
Dustin and Jeanie Dawson of Salem have announced the birth of their son, Dallas Rex Dawson, Oct. 11, 2002, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. He weighed 6 pounds, 2.5 ounces. He was welcomed by his sister, Haley, 8. Grandparents are Mary Laub of Gainesville, Mo., and Dennis and Betty Dawson of Salem...
Kory Addison McIntosh (10/17/02)
Jacob and Dewana McIntosh and Kirby and Madeline, all of Bono have announced the birth of a son and brother, Kory Addison McIntosh, Sept. 30, 2002, at St. Bernard's Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro. He weighed 5 pounds, 13 ounces. Grandparents are Debbie Trivitt of Ash Flat and Roy and Susan McIntosh of Bono...
Galen Anthony Watkins (10/17/02)
Perry and Sherry Watkins of Douglass, Kan., have announced the birth of their son, Galen Anthony Watkins, at 4:36 p.m. Sept. 27, 2002. He weighed 7 pounds, 5 ounces and was 19 1/4 inches long. He was welcomed by his brother, Christopher, and sister, Tori...
Ethan Charles Pingel (10/17/02)
Charles and Maranda Pingel of Walnut Ridge have announced the birth of their son, Ethan Charles Pingel, at 2:50 p.m. Aug. 21, 2002, at St. Bernard's Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro. He weighed 8 pounds, 6 ounces, and was 20 inches long. Grandparents are Bill and Roxanne Crow of Viola, and Robert and Wilda Pingel of Houston, Mo...
Serena Grace Bratten (10/17/02)
Nathan and Annessa Bratten of Jonesboro have announced the birth of their daughter, Serena Grace Bratten, at 2:40 p.m. Sept. 8, 2002, at St. Bernard's Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro. She weighed 7 pounds, 1 ounce, and was 20-1/2 inches long. Grandparents are Richard and Sharon Campbell of Thayer and Loyal and Ruby Bratten of Jonesboro...
Samantha Lee McCandlis (10/17/02)
Andy and Melissa McCandlis have announced the birth of their daughter, Samantha Lee McCandlis, Aug. 28, 2002, at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains. She weighed 8 pounds, 13.5 ounces, and was 22 inches long. She was welcomed by her brother, Trevor, 5...
Thomas Daniel Welte (10/17/02)
Daniel Welte and Amanda Hawkins Welte of Big Rapids, Mich., have announced the birth of their son, Thomas Daniel Welte, at 3:24 p.m. Oct. 4, 2002. Grandparents are William Hawkins of Muskegon, Mich., Linda and Robert Collins of Pentwater, Mich., Dennis Welte of Ash Flat and Roxanne Welte of Cherokee Village...
Ethan Charles Pingel (10/17/02)
Charles and Maranda Pingel of Walnut Ridge have announced the birth of their son, Ethan Charles Pingel, at 2:50 p.m. Aug. 21, 2002, at St. Bernard's Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro. He weighed 8 pounds, 6 ounces, and was 20 inches long. Grandparents are Bill and Roxanne Crow of Viola, and Robert and Wilda Pingel of Houston, Mo...
Serena Grace Bratten (10/17/02)
Nathan and Annessa Bratten of Jonesboro have announced the birth of their daughter, Serena Grace Bratten, at 2:40 p.m. Sept. 8, 2002, at St. Bernard's Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro. She weighed 7 pounds, 1 ounce, and was 20-1/2 inches long. Grandparents are Richard and Sharon Campbell of Thayer and Loyal and Ruby Bratten of Jonesboro...
Kory Addison McIntosh (10/17/02)
Jacob and Dewana McIntosh and Kirby and Madeline, all of Bono have announced the birth of a son and brother, Kory Addison McIntosh, Sept. 30, 2002, at St. Bernard's Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro. He weighed 5 pounds, 13 ounces. Grandparents are Debbie Trivitt of Ash Flat and Roy and Susan McIntosh of Bono...
Dallas Rex Dawson (10/17/02)
Dustin and Jeanie Dawson of Salem have announced the birth of their son, Dallas Rex Dawson, Oct. 11, 2002, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. He weighed 6 pounds, 2.5 ounces. He was welcomed by his sister, Haley, 8. Grandparents are Mary Laub of Gainesville, Mo., and Dennis and Betty Dawson of Salem...
Thomas Daniel Welte (10/17/02)
Daniel Welte and Amanda Hawkins Welte of Big Rapids, Mich., have announced the birth of their son, Thomas Daniel Welte, at 3:24 p.m. Oct. 4, 2002. Grandparents are William Hawkins of Muskegon, Mich., Linda and Robert Collins of Pentwater, Mich., Dennis Welte of Ash Flat and Roxanne Welte of Cherokee Village...
Samantha Lee McCandlis (10/17/02)
Andy and Melissa McCandlis have announced the birth of their daughter, Samantha Lee McCandlis, Aug. 28, 2002, at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains. She weighed 8 pounds, 13.5 ounces, and was 22 inches long. She was welcomed by her brother, Trevor, 5...
Galen Anthony Watkins (10/17/02)
Perry and Sherry Watkins of Douglass, Kan., have announced the birth of their son, Galen Anthony Watkins, at 4:36 p.m. Sept. 27, 2002. He weighed 7 pounds, 5 ounces and was 19 1/4 inches long. He was welcomed by his brother, Christopher, and sister, Tori...
Frommel, Zimmer to wed (10/17/02)
Marilyn Burgess of West Plains and David and Ellen Zimmer of Elizabeth have announced the engagement of their children, Kristan Frommel of West Plains and Mathew Zimmer of Elizabeth. The wedding will take place at 1 p.m. Nov. 2 at First General Baptist Church in Willow Springs...
McDonald, Larsen to unite in marriage (10/17/02)
Mr. and Mrs. Joe McDonald of Gatewood, and Mr. and Mrs. Paul Larsen of Myrtle announce the upcoming marriage of their children, Amanda McDonald and Adam Larson, on Nov. 2, 2002, at 2 p.m. The wedding ceremony will be held at the Church of God of Prophecy on H Highway in Myrtle, Mo. The reception will follow at the Myrtle Activity Center...
Huckaby, Blaine to exchange vows (10/17/02)
Judy and Ray Worsham of West Plains, and Milt and Randy Blaine of Franklin have announced the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their son, Kevin Blaine, to Wendy Huckaby, daughter of Betty Huckaby of Irving, Texas, and Jim and Dot Huckaby of Luella Texas...
Huckaby, Blaine to exchange vows (10/17/02)
Judy and Ray Worsham of West Plains, and Milt and Randy Blaine of Franklin have announced the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their son, Kevin Blaine, to Wendy Huckaby, daughter of Betty Huckaby of Irving, Texas, and Jim and Dot Huckaby of Luella Texas...
Frommel, Zimmer to wed (10/17/02)
Marilyn Burgess of West Plains and David and Ellen Zimmer of Elizabeth have announced the engagement of their children, Kristan Frommel of West Plains and Mathew Zimmer of Elizabeth. The wedding will take place at 1 p.m. Nov. 2 at First General Baptist Church in Willow Springs...
McDonald, Larsen to unite in marriage (10/17/02)
Mr. and Mrs. Joe McDonald of Gatewood, and Mr. and Mrs. Paul Larsen of Myrtle announce the upcoming marriage of their children, Amanda McDonald and Adam Larson, on Nov. 2, 2002, at 2 p.m. The wedding ceremony will be held at the Church of God of Prophecy on H Highway in Myrtle, Mo. The reception will follow at the Myrtle Activity Center...
Friendship Baptist Church sets special service (10/17/02)
Friendship Baptist Church, located at 32 Liberty Hill Road in Highland, will hold its annual homecoming anniversary service Oct. 20. The church, which began as a mission in October 1990 in Mammoth Spring, is celebrating its 12th anniversary. The Larry Nelson family of Clinton will provide special music during the day which will include a dinner on the grounds, special activities for the children and an afternoon service...
Friendship Baptist Church sets special service (10/17/02)
Friendship Baptist Church, located at 32 Liberty Hill Road in Highland, will hold its annual homecoming anniversary service Oct. 20. The church, which began as a mission in October 1990 in Mammoth Spring, is celebrating its 12th anniversary. The Larry Nelson family of Clinton will provide special music during the day which will include a dinner on the grounds, special activities for the children and an afternoon service...
From my Front Porch (10/17/02)
On any given Sunday morning you can find 80-year-young Mamie Kuykendall sitting about halfway down on the left hand side of the Baptist Church. Recently widowed after almost 60 years of marriage, she and her husband were known for their love of laughter and the occasional practical joke...
Boldly Going Nowhere (10/17/02)
The average person speaks 31,500 words per day. Since I only utter about 47 words per day, mostly to my dog, I once again find myself at the far, lonely end of the Bell Curve. The main problem with the English language is that it was invented by the English, a race of island-bound twits whose major contributions to the human race are cricket and Monty Python's Flying Circus...
Boldly Going Nowhere (10/17/02)
The average person speaks 31,500 words per day. Since I only utter about 47 words per day, mostly to my dog, I once again find myself at the far, lonely end of the Bell Curve. The main problem with the English language is that it was invented by the English, a race of island-bound twits whose major contributions to the human race are cricket and Monty Python's Flying Circus...
From my Front Porch (10/17/02)
On any given Sunday morning you can find 80-year-young Mamie Kuykendall sitting about halfway down on the left hand side of the Baptist Church. Recently widowed after almost 60 years of marriage, she and her husband were known for their love of laughter and the occasional practical joke...