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Stories from Thursday, January 16, 2003

Trent and Michelle's miracle at 1212 Elmerine (01/16/03)
JEFFERSON CITY -- Reporters note: This is the first in a two part feature regarding former Thayer resident Trent Roger's experience with the birth of his son. The Rogers found out Michelle was pregnant in the spring of last year with a due date of Dec. ...
Bald eagle found shot dead (01/16/03)
A landowner found a full grown bald eagle shot to death Jan. 7 on his property near Viola in western Fulton County. Arkansas Game and Fish Commission Officer Scott Watkins said the eagle has been sent to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service lab for ballistics testing. He said the type of weapon used to kill the eagle is unknown at this time...
Missouri prepares for smallpox shots (01/16/03)
MISSOURI -- The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services Center for Emergency Response and Terrorism gave a smallpox vaccine training Jan. 7 at the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services in Jefferson City. According to local health department director Shelia Russell, the training was offered to public health workers on administrating the vaccine and monitoring those who are immunized. ...
Local woman killed in wreck (01/16/03)
HOWELL COUNTY -- A Koshkonong woman and a West Plains man were killed Jan. 10 when the vehicle the woman was driving ran off the road and overturned. According to a report from Troop Clay Pettit with Troop G of the Missouri Highway Patrol, the accident occurred at 8:40 a.m. ...
March is deadline for ag scholarship (01/16/03)
AREA -- Missouri high school seniors planning to pursue degrees in agriculture or related fields such as family or consumer sciences could be eligible for financial aid from the Missouri Department of Agriculture. The department will award 23 college scholarships to seniors from rural backgrounds with income from the family farm. ...
Farmers invited to water meeting (01/16/03)
AREA -- Livestock producers in Oregon County can learn how revised water quality regulations from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) may affect their operations. A special meeting is set for 7 p.m. Jan. 23 at the City Hall in Mountain Grove to explain the impact of revised rules on concentrated animal feeding operations...
Community pulls together to help Alberson family (01/16/03)
A community devastated by the death of 5-year-old Brittany Alberson has opened up its heart to help the Alberson family who lost everything, including two vehicles, when their mobile home was destroyed in a blaze. Close to 100 family and community members attended the memorial service for Brittany Jan. 11 at the Assembly of God in Horseshoe Bend. The church provided food for the family each night before the service. The funeral was held two days later in Jonesboro...
Emerson swears in at Washington (01/16/03)
WASHINGTON -- Congresswoman Jo Ann Emerson was officially sworn in to serve a fourth term as member of the 108th Congress is a ceremony held Jan. 7 on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives. Emerson stated, "I am very excited about beginning work in the 108th Congress. ...
Girl dies in 2-vehicle wreck (01/16/03)
A 17-year-old girl was killed Jan. 10 in a two-vehicle accident on Highway 62/412 in front of the Highland Square Shopping Center in Highland. Sheena M. Green of Atkins died after the Chevrolet Beretta she was a passenger in pulled into the path of a Ford pickup truck driven by Jarrod Murphy, 19, of Cherokee Village...
Two stolen vehicles recovered (01/16/03)
Authorities believe the same suspect stole two vehicles and then abandoned them after running each low on gasoline. The first vehicle theft occurred in Mountain Home but the automobile was later found in Horseshoe Bend. The second vehicle was taken from a resident in Horseshoe Bend but later found in Mountain Home. Officers speculate the thief used the vehicles to travel to and from his destination...
Local woman killed in wreck (01/16/03)
HOWELL COUNTY -- A Koshkonong woman and a West Plains man were killed Jan. 10 when the vehicle the woman was driving ran off the road and overturned. According to a report from Troop Clay Pettit with Troop G of the Missouri Highway Patrol, the accident occurred at 8:40 a.m. ...
Trent and Michelle's miracle at 1212 Elmerine (01/16/03)
JEFFERSON CITY -- Reporters note: This is the first in a two part feature regarding former Thayer resident Trent Roger's experience with the birth of his son. The Rogers found out Michelle was pregnant in the spring of last year with a due date of Dec. ...
Bald eagle found shot dead (01/16/03)
A landowner found a full grown bald eagle shot to death Jan. 7 on his property near Viola in western Fulton County. Arkansas Game and Fish Commission Officer Scott Watkins said the eagle has been sent to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service lab for ballistics testing. He said the type of weapon used to kill the eagle is unknown at this time...
Missouri prepares for smallpox shots (01/16/03)
MISSOURI -- The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services Center for Emergency Response and Terrorism gave a smallpox vaccine training Jan. 7 at the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services in Jefferson City. According to local health department director Shelia Russell, the training was offered to public health workers on administrating the vaccine and monitoring those who are immunized. ...
March is deadline for ag scholarship (01/16/03)
AREA -- Missouri high school seniors planning to pursue degrees in agriculture or related fields such as family or consumer sciences could be eligible for financial aid from the Missouri Department of Agriculture. The department will award 23 college scholarships to seniors from rural backgrounds with income from the family farm. ...
Two stolen vehicles recovered (01/16/03)
Authorities believe the same suspect stole two vehicles and then abandoned them after running each low on gasoline. The first vehicle theft occurred in Mountain Home but the automobile was later found in Horseshoe Bend. The second vehicle was taken from a resident in Horseshoe Bend but later found in Mountain Home. Officers speculate the thief used the vehicles to travel to and from his destination...
Girl dies in 2-vehicle wreck (01/16/03)
A 17-year-old girl was killed Jan. 10 in a two-vehicle accident on Highway 62/412 in front of the Highland Square Shopping Center in Highland. Sheena M. Green of Atkins died after the Chevrolet Beretta she was a passenger in pulled into the path of a Ford pickup truck driven by Jarrod Murphy, 19, of Cherokee Village...
Farmers invited to water meeting (01/16/03)
AREA -- Livestock producers in Oregon County can learn how revised water quality regulations from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) may affect their operations. A special meeting is set for 7 p.m. Jan. 23 at the City Hall in Mountain Grove to explain the impact of revised rules on concentrated animal feeding operations...
Emerson swears in at Washington (01/16/03)
WASHINGTON -- Congresswoman Jo Ann Emerson was officially sworn in to serve a fourth term as member of the 108th Congress is a ceremony held Jan. 7 on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives. Emerson stated, "I am very excited about beginning work in the 108th Congress. ...
Community pulls together to help Alberson family (01/16/03)
A community devastated by the death of 5-year-old Brittany Alberson has opened up its heart to help the Alberson family who lost everything, including two vehicles, when their mobile home was destroyed in a blaze. Close to 100 family and community members attended the memorial service for Brittany Jan. 11 at the Assembly of God in Horseshoe Bend. The church provided food for the family each night before the service. The funeral was held two days later in Jonesboro...
Reed graduates from divinity school (01/16/03)
Jarvis Lee Reed of Conroe, Texas, formerly of Myrtle, Mo., graduated Dec. 21, 2002, with a master's in theological studies from Brite Divinity School of Texas Christian University of Fort Worth, Texas. The graduation was attended by his wife, Kelly, James Lee and Rosalee Reed and Dean and LaRue Bennett...
Jacy Victoria Melton (01/16/03)
Derek and Kayla Melton of Poplar, Mont., have announced the adoption of their baby girl, Jacy Victoria Melton. She weighed 6 pound, 6 ounces was 18-1/2 inches long. Grandparents are Jerry and Sue Strain of Thayer, and Arvin and Edrie Melton of Shelby, N.C...
Dean joins U.S. Army (01/16/03)
Beau G. Dean has joined the United States Army under the Delayed Entry Program. The program gives young men and women the opportunity to delay entering activity duty for up to one year. Dean, a 2002 graduate of Melbourne High School, has reported for basic training at Fort Leonard Wood in Waynesville, Mo. He is the son of Ronald C. Dean and Sandra A. Conway, both of Melbourne...
Ballow to attend National Student Leadership Conference (01/16/03)
Hallie Ballow, class of 2004 at Highland High School, has been selected to participate in the National Student Leadership Conference (NSLC) on Mastering Leadership, an extraordinary leadership development program for outstanding high school students. While attending the NSLC, Hallie will have the opportunity to study, experience and develop the skills and traits that define and identify a leader...
Bennetts slate reunion (01/16/03)
The 2003 Bennett family reunion will be held at the Apache City Park in Apache, Okla., for the descendants of the Rev. James M. Bennett and Olive "Ollie" Davis Bennett of Oregon County, Mo., May 24 beginning at 9 a.m. Lunch will be catered and prepayment for lunch tickets is necessary. Cost for lunch tickets is $7. The deadline for reservations and payment is May 1...
Weight loss class (01/16/03)
The Fulton County Office of the University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service will offer a series of classes about healthful eating and exercise called the Reshape Yourself Weight Control Program. Classes will meet every Tuesday for 15 weeks beginning Jan. 28 at the Salem Welcome Center. Two sessions of the class will be offered at noon and 4:30 p.m...
Ballow to attend National Student Leadership Conference (01/16/03)
Hallie Ballow, class of 2004 at Highland High School, has been selected to participate in the National Student Leadership Conference (NSLC) on Mastering Leadership, an extraordinary leadership development program for outstanding high school students. While attending the NSLC, Hallie will have the opportunity to study, experience and develop the skills and traits that define and identify a leader...
Bennetts slate reunion (01/16/03)
The 2003 Bennett family reunion will be held at the Apache City Park in Apache, Okla., for the descendants of the Rev. James M. Bennett and Olive "Ollie" Davis Bennett of Oregon County, Mo., May 24 beginning at 9 a.m. Lunch will be catered and prepayment for lunch tickets is necessary. Cost for lunch tickets is $7. The deadline for reservations and payment is May 1...
Weight loss class (01/16/03)
The Fulton County Office of the University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service will offer a series of classes about healthful eating and exercise called the Reshape Yourself Weight Control Program. Classes will meet every Tuesday for 15 weeks beginning Jan. 28 at the Salem Welcome Center. Two sessions of the class will be offered at noon and 4:30 p.m...
Reed graduates from divinity school (01/16/03)
Jarvis Lee Reed of Conroe, Texas, formerly of Myrtle, Mo., graduated Dec. 21, 2002, with a master's in theological studies from Brite Divinity School of Texas Christian University of Fort Worth, Texas. The graduation was attended by his wife, Kelly, James Lee and Rosalee Reed and Dean and LaRue Bennett...
Jacy Victoria Melton (01/16/03)
Derek and Kayla Melton of Poplar, Mont., have announced the adoption of their baby girl, Jacy Victoria Melton. She weighed 6 pound, 6 ounces was 18-1/2 inches long. Grandparents are Jerry and Sue Strain of Thayer, and Arvin and Edrie Melton of Shelby, N.C...
Dean joins U.S. Army (01/16/03)
Beau G. Dean has joined the United States Army under the Delayed Entry Program. The program gives young men and women the opportunity to delay entering activity duty for up to one year. Dean, a 2002 graduate of Melbourne High School, has reported for basic training at Fort Leonard Wood in Waynesville, Mo. He is the son of Ronald C. Dean and Sandra A. Conway, both of Melbourne...
Comets streak by Bobcats (01/16/03)
Although the Alton Comets have not been relying on the 3-point shot as their main offensive weapon this year, as they have in years past, they can still take advantage of it when given the opportunity. The Comets hit a total of nine treys Jan. 7 as they edged Thayer 59-52 on the Bobcats' home floor...
Bearkatz no. 1 with a bullet (01/16/03)
With the type of success the Melbourne Bearkatz have enjoyed the first part of the season, it's no wonder they are showing up on the state's basketball radar screens. The Bearkatz, owners of a perfect 23-0 record and this year's Lyon College High School Tournament title, hold the number one spot in Class AA and are also ranked number 10 overall in a group that includes powerhouses Little Rock Parkview, Conway, East Poinsett County, and Fayetteville...
Sports Scores & Stats (01/16/03)
Results from Thayer lanes:Friday Night Early Birds Spunky Monkies-3 vs Unique Hair Designs-1, Tindles Farm Center-1 vs Hower's Trucking-3, Mills Backhoe-0 vs Irish Dream-4, Benita's Cafe-0 vs Fred's Fish House-4. Men's games over 175: Eric Oralls 212-198, Jerry Burkett 191, Bud Hower 246-183, Allan Mills 178-175, Robert McBride 196, Michael Kessler 177, Hurshel Sandridge 179, Bill Manes 196-189, Dennis Walters 190...
Balanced Bluebirds fly by Panthers (01/16/03)
Balanced production from the starting backcourt of seniors Jesse Love and Casey McCullough helped edge the Mount Pleasant Bluebirds past 2A-North Conference foe Norfork 37-32. McCullough started the Jan. 10 contest by sliding in the lane for a couple of layups, then Love sank a 3-pointer to sprint the Bluebirds out in front 7-0...
Sports Scores & Stats (01/16/03)
Results from Thayer lanes:Friday Night Early Birds Spunky Monkies-3 vs Unique Hair Designs-1, Tindles Farm Center-1 vs Hower's Trucking-3, Mills Backhoe-0 vs Irish Dream-4, Benita's Cafe-0 vs Fred's Fish House-4. Men's games over 175: Eric Oralls 212-198, Jerry Burkett 191, Bud Hower 246-183, Allan Mills 178-175, Robert McBride 196, Michael Kessler 177, Hurshel Sandridge 179, Bill Manes 196-189, Dennis Walters 190...
Balanced Bluebirds fly by Panthers (01/16/03)
Balanced production from the starting backcourt of seniors Jesse Love and Casey McCullough helped edge the Mount Pleasant Bluebirds past 2A-North Conference foe Norfork 37-32. McCullough started the Jan. 10 contest by sliding in the lane for a couple of layups, then Love sank a 3-pointer to sprint the Bluebirds out in front 7-0...
Comets streak by Bobcats (01/16/03)
Although the Alton Comets have not been relying on the 3-point shot as their main offensive weapon this year, as they have in years past, they can still take advantage of it when given the opportunity. The Comets hit a total of nine treys Jan. 7 as they edged Thayer 59-52 on the Bobcats' home floor...
Bearkatz no. 1 with a bullet (01/16/03)
With the type of success the Melbourne Bearkatz have enjoyed the first part of the season, it's no wonder they are showing up on the state's basketball radar screens. The Bearkatz, owners of a perfect 23-0 record and this year's Lyon College High School Tournament title, hold the number one spot in Class AA and are also ranked number 10 overall in a group that includes powerhouses Little Rock Parkview, Conway, East Poinsett County, and Fayetteville...
Marie Dodge (01/16/03)
Marie Dodge, 76, of Salem, Ark., daughter of the late George Washington and Goldie Parker Wilson was born March 1, 1926, at Owosso, Mich. She departed this life Jan. 8, 2003, at Salem. She spent her working years as a mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and a homemaker. She was of the Apostolic faith...
Charles Albert Russell (01/16/03)
Charles Albert Russell, 90, of Cherokee Village passed away Jan. 11, 2003, at the Eastern Ozarks Regional Health System in Cherokee Village. He was born May 22, 1912, in Ironton, Ohio, the son of Buckley Benton and LuSima Townsend Russell whom with a son, Donald R. Russell, and three brothers preceded him in death...
Elmer Keefe (01/16/03)
Elmer Keefe, age 90, of Newport, Ark., and a former resident of Cherokee Village, died Jan. 2, 2003, in Newport. He was a resident of Regional Healthcare Nursing Home in Newport. He was born in Chicago. Ill., and was an employee of Electro-Motor Division in Countryside, Ill. for 36 years, until retiring in 1974...
Jewel B. Blankenship (01/16/03)
Jewel B. Kent Blankenship, 90, daughter of the late John F. and Rosa D. Smith Kent, was born on May 11, 1912, in Newburg, Ark. She departed this life Jan. 4, 2003, in Newburg. Jewell was married to Lonnie T. Blankenship Aug. 5, 1933 at Chapel Hill. During her working years she was a school teacher and was also a postmaster at Forty-Four, Ark. She was a member of Calico Rock Church of Christ...
Stephen Seibert Jr. (01/16/03)
Stephen Martin Seibert Jr., 95, of Horseshoe Bend, Ark., passed away Jan. 6, 2003, at the Fulton County Hospital in Salem. He was born Dec.1, 1907, in Salem, Pa., the son of Stephen Seibert Sr. and Dora Mizlo Seibert. He was married to Dorothea Symmonds July 14, 1949, in Bluegrass, Iowa. ...
Ernest "Ernie" Collier (01/16/03)
Ernest B. "Ernie" Collier, 83, a former resident of Hardy, died Jan. 4, 2003, in Colorado. He was a realtor. Survivors include his children -- Harry (Devona), Wayne (Jamie), Sandy Jackson, and Jenny Collier; four grandchildren; his sister, Wanda Pirtle; companions, Mae Collier and Cleta Layman; and many other relatives and friends in the Denver and Hardy areas...
Jerita Kaye Crowe (01/16/03)
Jerita Kaye Crowe died Jan. 5, 2003. She was born Aug. 28, 1957 in Lepanto, Ark., to Charles Edward Crowe and Ida Mae Woody. Formerly of Mammoth Spring, Jerita was preceded in death by her father Charles, and her mother, Ida Burrow. Survivors include one sister, Becky Crowe and three brothers, C. E., Mike and James Crowe as well as numerous other relatives and friends...
Verlin Grant Altizer (01/16/03)
Verlin Grant Altizer, 77, died Dec. 10, 2002, in the Johnston Memorial Hospital. He was born Oct. 3, 1925, in Berwind, W.Va., to his parents, G. H. and Blanche Altizer. He was a 1942 graduate of Tazewell High School and in February of 1943, volunteered for the U.S. Navy, receiving an honorable discharge in 1946. He attended the University of Chicago and the National Trade School in Kansas City, Mo. He was a member of Shady Grove United Methodist Church, Abingdon, Va...
Irma Marie Wiles (01/16/03)
Irma Marie Wiles, age 77, of Highland, Ark., departed this life Jan. 5, 2003, at her residence. She was born June 4, 1925, in Winslow, Ark., the daughter of the late Lewis Paul and Bertha Mae Doss Kilpatrick. She was married to Russell Edward Wiles on March 1, 1945. She was a homemaker and a member of the Highland Assembly of God Church in Highland. She was also a member of the Women's Missionary Group...
Grace A. Hurtt (01/16/03)
Grace A. Hurtt, 74, daughter of the late George Jones and Zella Jewell Jones was born Dec. 14, 1928, in Koshkonong, Mo., and passed away Dec. 28, 2002, in Koshkonong. She was united in marriage on March 22, 1946, in Mammoth Spring, Ark. to Virgil William Hurtt who preceded her in death July 11, 2001...
Una Lee Shelton (01/16/03)
Una Lee Richardson Shelton, 82, of Sidney, died Jan. 8, 2003, at the White River Medical Center in Batesville. She was born Oct. 8, 1920, at Sage, Ark., to Isaac Benjamin and Anne Edwards Richardson. She graduated from Melbourne High School in 1938, and attended Arkansas State College from 1938 to 1940. She worked for the Federal Housing Authority in the Washington D.C. area until she retired in the early 1970s. She was a member of Sidney Baptist Church...
Ronald Allen Tucker (01/16/03)
Ronald Allen Tucker, 78, of Cherokee Village, died Jan. 10, 2003, at his home. He was born Dec. 26, 1924 in Hollywood, Mo., the son of Birdie Batterton Branum Tucker and Robert Audie Tucker. He was a county agent for Caruthersville and New Madrid Counties. After retiring he sold agriculture irrigation systems to the prison systems in Alabama. He was a veteran of World War II where he served in the Air Force. He was a member of the Ash Flat Church of Christ...
Thelma Dora Pearce (01/16/03)
Thelma Dora Pearce, age 81, of Alton, Mo., was born Aug. 11, 1921, in Piedmont, Mo., and passed away Jan. 5, 2003, at the National Healthcare Center in West Plains, Mo., Survivors include three children -- Jeannie Stairs of Alton, Mo., Janet Lea Pearce of Farmington, Mo., and Russell D. ...
Jimmie Shannon Tharp (01/16/03)
Jimmie Shannon Tharp, 70, son of the late Jess L. Tharp and Lottie Nickels Tharp was born July 17, 1932, in Saddle, Ark., and passed away Jan. 10, 2003, in Salem, Ark. He was a veteran of the United States Army, having served during the Korean Conflict. He was a retired truck driver...
Charles Albert Russell (01/16/03)
Charles Albert Russell, 90, of Cherokee Village passed away Jan. 11, 2003, at the Eastern Ozarks Regional Health System in Cherokee Village. He was born May 22, 1912, in Ironton, Ohio, the son of Buckley Benton and LuSima Townsend Russell whom with a son, Donald R. Russell, and three brothers preceded him in death...
Marie Dodge (01/16/03)
Marie Dodge, 76, of Salem, Ark., daughter of the late George Washington and Goldie Parker Wilson was born March 1, 1926, at Owosso, Mich. She departed this life Jan. 8, 2003, at Salem. She spent her working years as a mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and a homemaker. She was of the Apostolic faith...
Ernest "Ernie" Collier (01/16/03)
Ernest B. "Ernie" Collier, 83, a former resident of Hardy, died Jan. 4, 2003, in Colorado. He was a realtor. Survivors include his children -- Harry (Devona), Wayne (Jamie), Sandy Jackson, and Jenny Collier; four grandchildren; his sister, Wanda Pirtle; companions, Mae Collier and Cleta Layman; and many other relatives and friends in the Denver and Hardy areas...
Jerita Kaye Crowe (01/16/03)
Jerita Kaye Crowe died Jan. 5, 2003. She was born Aug. 28, 1957 in Lepanto, Ark., to Charles Edward Crowe and Ida Mae Woody. Formerly of Mammoth Spring, Jerita was preceded in death by her father Charles, and her mother, Ida Burrow. Survivors include one sister, Becky Crowe and three brothers, C. E., Mike and James Crowe as well as numerous other relatives and friends...
Elmer Keefe (01/16/03)
Elmer Keefe, age 90, of Newport, Ark., and a former resident of Cherokee Village, died Jan. 2, 2003, in Newport. He was a resident of Regional Healthcare Nursing Home in Newport. He was born in Chicago. Ill., and was an employee of Electro-Motor Division in Countryside, Ill. for 36 years, until retiring in 1974...
Verlin Grant Altizer (01/16/03)
Verlin Grant Altizer, 77, died Dec. 10, 2002, in the Johnston Memorial Hospital. He was born Oct. 3, 1925, in Berwind, W.Va., to his parents, G. H. and Blanche Altizer. He was a 1942 graduate of Tazewell High School and in February of 1943, volunteered for the U.S. Navy, receiving an honorable discharge in 1946. He attended the University of Chicago and the National Trade School in Kansas City, Mo. He was a member of Shady Grove United Methodist Church, Abingdon, Va...
Jewel B. Blankenship (01/16/03)
Jewel B. Kent Blankenship, 90, daughter of the late John F. and Rosa D. Smith Kent, was born on May 11, 1912, in Newburg, Ark. She departed this life Jan. 4, 2003, in Newburg. Jewell was married to Lonnie T. Blankenship Aug. 5, 1933 at Chapel Hill. During her working years she was a school teacher and was also a postmaster at Forty-Four, Ark. She was a member of Calico Rock Church of Christ...
Stephen Seibert Jr. (01/16/03)
Stephen Martin Seibert Jr., 95, of Horseshoe Bend, Ark., passed away Jan. 6, 2003, at the Fulton County Hospital in Salem. He was born Dec.1, 1907, in Salem, Pa., the son of Stephen Seibert Sr. and Dora Mizlo Seibert. He was married to Dorothea Symmonds July 14, 1949, in Bluegrass, Iowa. ...
Grace A. Hurtt (01/16/03)
Grace A. Hurtt, 74, daughter of the late George Jones and Zella Jewell Jones was born Dec. 14, 1928, in Koshkonong, Mo., and passed away Dec. 28, 2002, in Koshkonong. She was united in marriage on March 22, 1946, in Mammoth Spring, Ark. to Virgil William Hurtt who preceded her in death July 11, 2001...
Una Lee Shelton (01/16/03)
Una Lee Richardson Shelton, 82, of Sidney, died Jan. 8, 2003, at the White River Medical Center in Batesville. She was born Oct. 8, 1920, at Sage, Ark., to Isaac Benjamin and Anne Edwards Richardson. She graduated from Melbourne High School in 1938, and attended Arkansas State College from 1938 to 1940. She worked for the Federal Housing Authority in the Washington D.C. area until she retired in the early 1970s. She was a member of Sidney Baptist Church...
Irma Marie Wiles (01/16/03)
Irma Marie Wiles, age 77, of Highland, Ark., departed this life Jan. 5, 2003, at her residence. She was born June 4, 1925, in Winslow, Ark., the daughter of the late Lewis Paul and Bertha Mae Doss Kilpatrick. She was married to Russell Edward Wiles on March 1, 1945. She was a homemaker and a member of the Highland Assembly of God Church in Highland. She was also a member of the Women's Missionary Group...
Jimmie Shannon Tharp (01/16/03)
Jimmie Shannon Tharp, 70, son of the late Jess L. Tharp and Lottie Nickels Tharp was born July 17, 1932, in Saddle, Ark., and passed away Jan. 10, 2003, in Salem, Ark. He was a veteran of the United States Army, having served during the Korean Conflict. He was a retired truck driver...
Thelma Dora Pearce (01/16/03)
Thelma Dora Pearce, age 81, of Alton, Mo., was born Aug. 11, 1921, in Piedmont, Mo., and passed away Jan. 5, 2003, at the National Healthcare Center in West Plains, Mo., Survivors include three children -- Jeannie Stairs of Alton, Mo., Janet Lea Pearce of Farmington, Mo., and Russell D. ...
Ronald Allen Tucker (01/16/03)
Ronald Allen Tucker, 78, of Cherokee Village, died Jan. 10, 2003, at his home. He was born Dec. 26, 1924 in Hollywood, Mo., the son of Birdie Batterton Branum Tucker and Robert Audie Tucker. He was a county agent for Caruthersville and New Madrid Counties. After retiring he sold agriculture irrigation systems to the prison systems in Alabama. He was a veteran of World War II where he served in the Air Force. He was a member of the Ash Flat Church of Christ...
Bobby Rayes Sanchez (01/16/03)
Javier and Rose Sanchez of Ash Flat have announced the birth of their son, Bobby Rayes Sanchez, Jan. 5, 2003, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. He weighed 6 pounds, 6 ounces, and was 18 inches long. Grandparents are John Cochran of Thayer, Mo., and Ron and Bea Sanchez of Yucaipa, Calif...
Bryce James Morgan Ratcliffe (01/16/03)
James and Deborah L. Ratcliffe of Alton have announced the birth of their son, Bryce James Morgan Ratcliffe, at 12:30 a.m. Dec. 24, 2002, at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains. He weighed 9 pounds, 3-1/2 ounces and was 21 inches long. He was welcomed by siblings, Benjamin, 7, and Jeri, 5...
Joseph Milton Crider (01/16/03)
Michael and Orilla Crider of West Plains have announced the birth of their son, Joseph Milton Crider, at 1:37 p.m. Dec. 20, 2002, at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains. He weighed 4 pounds, 7 ounces and was 17 inches long. He was welcomed by his sibling, Abigail, 3...
Connor Austin Curry (01/16/03)
Steve and Gena Curry of Tulsa, Okla., have announced the birth of their son, Connor Austin, born Jan. 8, 2003, at Tulsa Regional Hospital. He weighed 6 pounds, 14 ounces, and was 19-1/4 inches long. Grandparents are Randy and Jody Tomlinson of Horseshoe Bend, Susan Gates of Zion, and Wallace and Mary Curry of Hennessey, Okla...
Abigail Sharrie Brumbaugh (01/16/03)
Isaac Dee and Paulene Sharrie Brumbaugh of Alton have announced the birth of their daughter, Abigail Sharrie Brumbaugh, at 10:55 p.m. Dec. 27, 2002, at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains. She weighed 7 pounds, 14 ounces and was 17-1/2 inches long. She was welcomed by siblings Erica, 11, and Jessica, 11 months...
Bobby Rayes Sanchez (01/16/03)
Javier and Rose Sanchez of Ash Flat have announced the birth of their son, Bobby Rayes Sanchez, Jan. 5, 2003, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. He weighed 6 pounds, 6 ounces, and was 18 inches long. Grandparents are John Cochran of Thayer, Mo., and Ron and Bea Sanchez of Yucaipa, Calif...
Joseph Milton Crider (01/16/03)
Michael and Orilla Crider of West Plains have announced the birth of their son, Joseph Milton Crider, at 1:37 p.m. Dec. 20, 2002, at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains. He weighed 4 pounds, 7 ounces and was 17 inches long. He was welcomed by his sibling, Abigail, 3...
Bryce James Morgan Ratcliffe (01/16/03)
James and Deborah L. Ratcliffe of Alton have announced the birth of their son, Bryce James Morgan Ratcliffe, at 12:30 a.m. Dec. 24, 2002, at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains. He weighed 9 pounds, 3-1/2 ounces and was 21 inches long. He was welcomed by siblings, Benjamin, 7, and Jeri, 5...
Abigail Sharrie Brumbaugh (01/16/03)
Isaac Dee and Paulene Sharrie Brumbaugh of Alton have announced the birth of their daughter, Abigail Sharrie Brumbaugh, at 10:55 p.m. Dec. 27, 2002, at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains. She weighed 7 pounds, 14 ounces and was 17-1/2 inches long. She was welcomed by siblings Erica, 11, and Jessica, 11 months...
Connor Austin Curry (01/16/03)
Steve and Gena Curry of Tulsa, Okla., have announced the birth of their son, Connor Austin, born Jan. 8, 2003, at Tulsa Regional Hospital. He weighed 6 pounds, 14 ounces, and was 19-1/4 inches long. Grandparents are Randy and Jody Tomlinson of Horseshoe Bend, Susan Gates of Zion, and Wallace and Mary Curry of Hennessey, Okla...
Weyh, Johnson slate nuptials (01/16/03)
Mr. and Mrs. Greg Hauck of Bexar and Mr. and Mrs. Harold Johnson have announced the engagement of Crystal Weyh to Earl Johnson. The couple will marry May 17, 2003. The place of the ceremony will be announced at a later date.
Greer, English to wed (01/16/03)
Raymond and Twyla Greer of Salem have announced the forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Kimberly Greer, to Jessie English, son of Bill and Lorene English of Agnos. Wedding vows will be exchanged at 2:30 p.m. Jan. 25 at Immanuel Baptist Church, located on Highway 9 South in Salem. A reception will follow the ceremony at the church...
Weyh, Johnson slate nuptials (01/16/03)
Mr. and Mrs. Greg Hauck of Bexar and Mr. and Mrs. Harold Johnson have announced the engagement of Crystal Weyh to Earl Johnson. The couple will marry May 17, 2003. The place of the ceremony will be announced at a later date.
Greer, English to wed (01/16/03)
Raymond and Twyla Greer of Salem have announced the forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Kimberly Greer, to Jessie English, son of Bill and Lorene English of Agnos. Wedding vows will be exchanged at 2:30 p.m. Jan. 25 at Immanuel Baptist Church, located on Highway 9 South in Salem. A reception will follow the ceremony at the church...
From my Front Porch (01/16/03)
The heat is on A few months ago, the editor of a regional women's magazine and I were discussing topics of interest for 2003. "How about this?" I began, thinking out loud, "Why don't we do a series about my personal struggle to lose weight? We could publish an update every month."...
Boldly Going Nowhere (01/16/03)
At age 26, Martin Luther King Jr. was thrust into civil-rights leadership in Montgomery, Alabama, after Rosa Parks had made her courageous stand not to move to the back of the bus. A group of blacks, formed by the community to lead a bus boycott, chose King as a compromise candidate to lead their moral crusade...
From my Front Porch (01/16/03)
The heat is on A few months ago, the editor of a regional women's magazine and I were discussing topics of interest for 2003. "How about this?" I began, thinking out loud, "Why don't we do a series about my personal struggle to lose weight? We could publish an update every month."...
Boldly Going Nowhere (01/16/03)
At age 26, Martin Luther King Jr. was thrust into civil-rights leadership in Montgomery, Alabama, after Rosa Parks had made her courageous stand not to move to the back of the bus. A group of blacks, formed by the community to lead a bus boycott, chose King as a compromise candidate to lead their moral crusade...