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Stories from Thursday, January 23, 2003

Recycling center begins fund-raising campaign (01/23/03)
In terms of volume, Tri-County Recycling has never been better. For its second consecutive year, the center collected, processed and sold over 1 million pounds of recyclable items that would otherwise be buried in an area landfill. Unfortunately, this success has been tempered by the fact that in today's ongoing economic downturn, revenue streams that support the center's operations have decreased to the extent that its future operation is in question...
Shady Oaks plans several fund-raisers for St. Jude (01/23/03)
THAYER -- The public is invited to help Shady Oaks in Thayer raise money for St. Jude's Children's Hospital Jan. 31 at a Western Winter Barbecue from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The cost of the meal will be $2.50 a plate. The menu for the barbecue will be: charcoal hamburgers on a bun, baked beans, cole slaw, potato chips and apple or cherry pie. ...
Prison unit benefits Calico Rock (01/23/03)
The North Central Unit of the Arkansas Department of Corrections, built in 1990 in Calico Rock, was not popular for residents, said Dina Tyler, public information officer. But Tyler said that view has changed over the years; she said she thinks citizens would now protest if the facility closed its doors...
Grayson Thomas comes home bringing hope, joy (01/23/03)
JEFFERSON CITY -- Reporters Note: This is the conclusion of the story of Trent and Michelle Rogers and the birth of their son. Trent and Michelle went into the surgery prepared for and expecting the worst. Their only hope was that the decisions that would need to be made would be clear cut. Then with a short but lusty cry of a tiny, red, shriveled cramped-up ball of a baby, the decisions became easier...
Signatures needed for Wideman Water Project (01/23/03)
The 2002 budget was approved by the Calico Rock City Council Jan. 1 Izard County Judge Eddie Cooper administered the oath of office to all councilmen present. Mayor Ronnie Guthrie gave an update on the Wideman Water Project. Guthrie said around 95 residents still needed to sign up before certain phases of the project could continue. The well site has to be moved because there is no three phase power in the original site area...
Nina Estelle Stanley (01/23/03)
Nina Estelle Stanley, 76, daughter of the late Leonard Clyde Dunn and Della Marie Pittman Dunn was born July 4, 1926, in Van Buren, Mo., and died Jan. 17, 2003, in Springfield, Mo. She was married to Aaron Ray Stanley, who preceded her in death July 21, 1998...
BLAZE (01/23/03)
The Oxford Fire Department responded to a structure fire Jan. 14 at the home of John and Linda Wilson on Greenacres Road, south of Oxford. Fire Chief Randy Carpenter said the structure was a total loss due to smoke and water damage. The cause of fire has not yet been determined, said Carpenter. ...
Couch FCCLA brings home #1 (01/23/03)
COUCH SCHOOL -- The Couch High School Future Career Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) were voted number one in the nation for their 2002 membership campaign. The organization received $1,500 for their efforts and were featured in the National FCCLA magazine, Teen Times...
Retirement party set for Barnes (01/23/03)
THAYER -- The Oregon County Council on Aging will host a retirement party for Sue Barnes Jan. 31 starting at 2 p.m. at the Fun and Friends Senior Center in Thayer. Barnes has been employed by the Southwest Missouri Office on Aging since Feb. 14, 1982, and has been the only administrator at Fun and Friends...
Bloody clothes found near Poughkeepsie (01/23/03)
Blood-soaked clothing found in Sharp and Independence counties has been sent to the state crime lab to determine if the blood is human or animal. Sharp County Sheriff Dale Weaver said his office was notified Jan. 12 that several articles of clothing saturated with blood were found near a local swimming area on Strawberry River near Poughkeepsie...
Area superintendents disagree with Huckabee's consolidation proposal (01/23/03)
Arkansas school administrators had mixed reactions after Gov. Huckabee announced his plans, outlined in his State of the State address Jan. 14, to eliminate approximately two-thirds of the state's school districts. Fulton and Izard county superintendents said they think restructuring of public schools according to Huckabee's plans will need to be reworked by lawmakers...
PS member needed to represent county (01/23/03)
OREGON COUNTY -- Ozark Action, Inc. is currently seeking a board member to represent the Oregon County private sector. Ozark Action, Inc. (OAI) is a community action agency that assists individuals and families toward increased economic self sufficiency. Besides Oregon County, OAI serves Howell, Ozark, Douglas, Wright and Texas Counties in southern Missouri...
Shady Oaks plans several fund-raisers for St. Jude (01/23/03)
THAYER -- The public is invited to help Shady Oaks in Thayer raise money for St. Jude's Children's Hospital Jan. 31 at a Western Winter Barbecue from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The cost of the meal will be $2.50 a plate. The menu for the barbecue will be: charcoal hamburgers on a bun, baked beans, cole slaw, potato chips and apple or cherry pie. ...
Recycling center begins fund-raising campaign (01/23/03)
In terms of volume, Tri-County Recycling has never been better. For its second consecutive year, the center collected, processed and sold over 1 million pounds of recyclable items that would otherwise be buried in an area landfill. Unfortunately, this success has been tempered by the fact that in today's ongoing economic downturn, revenue streams that support the center's operations have decreased to the extent that its future operation is in question...
Prison unit benefits Calico Rock (01/23/03)
The North Central Unit of the Arkansas Department of Corrections, built in 1990 in Calico Rock, was not popular for residents, said Dina Tyler, public information officer. But Tyler said that view has changed over the years; she said she thinks citizens would now protest if the facility closed its doors...
Retirement party set for Barnes (01/23/03)
THAYER -- The Oregon County Council on Aging will host a retirement party for Sue Barnes Jan. 31 starting at 2 p.m. at the Fun and Friends Senior Center in Thayer. Barnes has been employed by the Southwest Missouri Office on Aging since Feb. 14, 1982, and has been the only administrator at Fun and Friends...
Grayson Thomas comes home bringing hope, joy (01/23/03)
JEFFERSON CITY -- Reporters Note: This is the conclusion of the story of Trent and Michelle Rogers and the birth of their son. Trent and Michelle went into the surgery prepared for and expecting the worst. Their only hope was that the decisions that would need to be made would be clear cut. Then with a short but lusty cry of a tiny, red, shriveled cramped-up ball of a baby, the decisions became easier...
Signatures needed for Wideman Water Project (01/23/03)
The 2002 budget was approved by the Calico Rock City Council Jan. 1 Izard County Judge Eddie Cooper administered the oath of office to all councilmen present. Mayor Ronnie Guthrie gave an update on the Wideman Water Project. Guthrie said around 95 residents still needed to sign up before certain phases of the project could continue. The well site has to be moved because there is no three phase power in the original site area...
Area superintendents disagree with Huckabee's consolidation proposal (01/23/03)
Arkansas school administrators had mixed reactions after Gov. Huckabee announced his plans, outlined in his State of the State address Jan. 14, to eliminate approximately two-thirds of the state's school districts. Fulton and Izard county superintendents said they think restructuring of public schools according to Huckabee's plans will need to be reworked by lawmakers...
PS member needed to represent county (01/23/03)
OREGON COUNTY -- Ozark Action, Inc. is currently seeking a board member to represent the Oregon County private sector. Ozark Action, Inc. (OAI) is a community action agency that assists individuals and families toward increased economic self sufficiency. Besides Oregon County, OAI serves Howell, Ozark, Douglas, Wright and Texas Counties in southern Missouri...
Nina Estelle Stanley (01/23/03)
Nina Estelle Stanley, 76, daughter of the late Leonard Clyde Dunn and Della Marie Pittman Dunn was born July 4, 1926, in Van Buren, Mo., and died Jan. 17, 2003, in Springfield, Mo. She was married to Aaron Ray Stanley, who preceded her in death July 21, 1998...
BLAZE (01/23/03)
The Oxford Fire Department responded to a structure fire Jan. 14 at the home of John and Linda Wilson on Greenacres Road, south of Oxford. Fire Chief Randy Carpenter said the structure was a total loss due to smoke and water damage. The cause of fire has not yet been determined, said Carpenter. ...
Couch FCCLA brings home #1 (01/23/03)
COUCH SCHOOL -- The Couch High School Future Career Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) were voted number one in the nation for their 2002 membership campaign. The organization received $1,500 for their efforts and were featured in the National FCCLA magazine, Teen Times...
Bloody clothes found near Poughkeepsie (01/23/03)
Blood-soaked clothing found in Sharp and Independence counties has been sent to the state crime lab to determine if the blood is human or animal. Sharp County Sheriff Dale Weaver said his office was notified Jan. 12 that several articles of clothing saturated with blood were found near a local swimming area on Strawberry River near Poughkeepsie...
Woman traces ancestors with DNA (01/23/03)
Pearl Duncan is not only the first African American, but also the first American, to use DNA to trace her ancestors from one continent to two other continents. She will be the speaker at ASU Mountain Home's spring Gaston Lecture scheduled for Feb. 4. The lecture begins at 7 p.m. in the Gaston Lobby located on the second floor of Roller Hall...
Military News (01/23/03)
Justin S. Oberbeck has joined the United States Army under the Delayed Entry Program. The program gives young men and women the opportunity to delay entering active duty for up to one year. Oberbeck, a 1999 graduate of Highland High School, has reported to Fort Benning in Columbus, Ga., for basic training.He is the son of Marla Herrington of Mountain View and Paul Oberbeck of Thayer, Mo...
UACCB names chancellor's, dean's lists (01/23/03)
Fifty-five students were named to the fall 2001 chancellor's list at the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville. Students named to the list must earn a 4.0 grade point average and be enrolled in 12 or more credit hours. Students named to the list are as follows: Cami Boyd, Alex Chandler, Eric Cooper, Donald Crow, Cheri French, Fern Green, Dorothy Hanks, Candice Howell, Greg Jamison and Michael McCaulley, all of Cave City; Christina Wilson of Cherokee Village; Kelly Thornton of Hardy; Tamatha Watson of Poughkeepsie; and Jana Martin of Strawberry.. ...
WBC list honors students (01/23/03)
Williams Baptist College has released the names of students on the dean's and president's lists for the fall 2002 semester. The president's list includes those full-time students who achieved a perfect 4.0 grade point average. Williams is a four-year, liberal arts college at Walnut Ridge...
Pie auction set to benefit Sexton (01/23/03)
A benefit auction and pie auction will be held for Frank Sexton Jan. 25 beginning at 7 p.m. at the Byron Community Building. The benefit is being held to raise funds to help with the Sexton's medical expenses. Everyone is urged to participate and donations are welcome...
Woman traces ancestors with DNA (01/23/03)
Pearl Duncan is not only the first African American, but also the first American, to use DNA to trace her ancestors from one continent to two other continents. She will be the speaker at ASU Mountain Home's spring Gaston Lecture scheduled for Feb. 4. The lecture begins at 7 p.m. in the Gaston Lobby located on the second floor of Roller Hall...
Pie auction set to benefit Sexton (01/23/03)
A benefit auction and pie auction will be held for Frank Sexton Jan. 25 beginning at 7 p.m. at the Byron Community Building. The benefit is being held to raise funds to help with the Sexton's medical expenses. Everyone is urged to participate and donations are welcome...
WBC list honors students (01/23/03)
Williams Baptist College has released the names of students on the dean's and president's lists for the fall 2002 semester. The president's list includes those full-time students who achieved a perfect 4.0 grade point average. Williams is a four-year, liberal arts college at Walnut Ridge...
UACCB names chancellor's, dean's lists (01/23/03)
Fifty-five students were named to the fall 2001 chancellor's list at the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville. Students named to the list must earn a 4.0 grade point average and be enrolled in 12 or more credit hours. Students named to the list are as follows: Cami Boyd, Alex Chandler, Eric Cooper, Donald Crow, Cheri French, Fern Green, Dorothy Hanks, Candice Howell, Greg Jamison and Michael McCaulley, all of Cave City; Christina Wilson of Cherokee Village; Kelly Thornton of Hardy; Tamatha Watson of Poughkeepsie; and Jana Martin of Strawberry.. ...
Military News (01/23/03)
Justin S. Oberbeck has joined the United States Army under the Delayed Entry Program. The program gives young men and women the opportunity to delay entering active duty for up to one year. Oberbeck, a 1999 graduate of Highland High School, has reported to Fort Benning in Columbus, Ga., for basic training.He is the son of Marla Herrington of Mountain View and Paul Oberbeck of Thayer, Mo...
Hill takes 1,023 wins into AHSCA Hall of Fame (01/23/03)
Longevity and success usually go hand-in-hand in the coaching business. The more wins a coach racks up, the longer he is able to coach. No one in the history of girls' high school basketball in the state of Arkansas enjoyed any more success than did Thednal Hill...
Mavericks schedule tryout (01/23/03)
The Arkansas Mavericks AAU Girls' Basketball Team will hold a tryout for their 10- and-under team Jan. 25. Eligible players should have a 1992 birth date and currently be in the fourth or fifth grade. More information can be obtained by calling Steve Simmons at 800-365-0522 during the day, or 870-269-4054 at night...
Bears edged at buzzer twice by Cougars (01/23/03)
As the calendar turns to a new year and conference races heat up, the games become tighter with the final scores much closer. Case in point: Jan. 14 as ICC hosted Mammoth Spring for a pair of 2AA-North Conference games that were decided with under 10 seconds left on the clock...
Show-Me-State Games slated (01/23/03)
The Show-Me State Games is gearing up for the Third Annual Youth 5-on-5 Basketball Tournament Feb. 21-23. The tournament will take place on the University of Missouri-Columbia campus at the Student Recreation Center and various other locations around Columbia, and will include both recreational and competitive divisions...
Bunker tops Lady Indians (01/23/03)
The Couch Lady Indians dropped a 45-41 decision to Bunker Jan. 7. Kim LaBahn led Couch with a double-double of 15 points and 10 rebounds, while Heather Samons added eight points and six boards. The Lady Indians bounced back Jan. 9 with a 68-60 victory over the Alton Lady Comets as April Redus led all scorers with 25 points...
Cougars take pair from Bears at buzzer (01/23/03)
As the calendar turns to a new year and conference races heat up, the games become tighter with the final scores much closer.Case in point: Jan. 14 as ICC hosted Mammoth Spring for a pair of 2AA-North Conference games that were decided with under 10 seconds left on the clock.ICC's Mandy Haney hit a 15-foot jumper with three seconds remaining in the game as the Lady Cougars edged the Lady Bears 37-35...
Show-Me-State Games slated (01/23/03)
The Show-Me State Games is gearing up for the Third Annual Youth 5-on-5 Basketball Tournament Feb. 21-23. The tournament will take place on the University of Missouri-Columbia campus at the Student Recreation Center and various other locations around Columbia, and will include both recreational and competitive divisions...
Cougars take pair from Bears at buzzer (01/23/03)
As the calendar turns to a new year and conference races heat up, the games become tighter with the final scores much closer.Case in point: Jan. 14 as ICC hosted Mammoth Spring for a pair of 2AA-North Conference games that were decided with under 10 seconds left on the clock.ICC's Mandy Haney hit a 15-foot jumper with three seconds remaining in the game as the Lady Cougars edged the Lady Bears 37-35...
Mavericks schedule tryout (01/23/03)
The Arkansas Mavericks AAU Girls' Basketball Team will hold a tryout for their 10- and-under team Jan. 25. Eligible players should have a 1992 birth date and currently be in the fourth or fifth grade. More information can be obtained by calling Steve Simmons at 800-365-0522 during the day, or 870-269-4054 at night...
Bears edged at buzzer twice by Cougars (01/23/03)
As the calendar turns to a new year and conference races heat up, the games become tighter with the final scores much closer. Case in point: Jan. 14 as ICC hosted Mammoth Spring for a pair of 2AA-North Conference games that were decided with under 10 seconds left on the clock...
Bunker tops Lady Indians (01/23/03)
The Couch Lady Indians dropped a 45-41 decision to Bunker Jan. 7. Kim LaBahn led Couch with a double-double of 15 points and 10 rebounds, while Heather Samons added eight points and six boards. The Lady Indians bounced back Jan. 9 with a 68-60 victory over the Alton Lady Comets as April Redus led all scorers with 25 points...
Hill takes 1,023 wins into AHSCA Hall of Fame (01/23/03)
Longevity and success usually go hand-in-hand in the coaching business. The more wins a coach racks up, the longer he is able to coach. No one in the history of girls' high school basketball in the state of Arkansas enjoyed any more success than did Thednal Hill...
Victor Hilmer Rudolf (01/23/03)
Victor Hilmer Rudolf, age 85, of Horseshoe Bend, Ark., passed away Jan. 18, 2003, at the North Arkansas Life Care Center in Horseshoe Bend. He was born in Batavia, Ill., and worked as a carpenter during his life time. He was a member of the United Methodist Church of Horseshoe Bend and a member of the Carpenter's Union 363 of St. Charles, Mo...
Lillie Manes Holloway (01/23/03)
Lillie Aline Manes Holloway, 87, of Camp, daughter of the late David Leo and Wretha Cook Manes, was born May 26, 1915, in Camp. She departed this life Jan. 14, 2003, at Fulton County Hospital in Salem. She was married to Andrew Jackson Holloway on Aug. 24, 1935, at Camp, to this union two children were born. During her working years she was employed by Fulton County Nursing Center as a cook. She was a member of the Church of Christ at Camp and attended services at Camp...
Faye Maynard (01/23/03)
Faye Maynard, 90, of Thayer, daughter of the late Charles and Stella Williams Alford, was born Sept. 12, 1912, at Myrtle, Mo. and departed this life in her home Jan. 7, 2003. She was a member of the Thayer Church of Christ. On Feb. 1, 1931, she was married to Lloyd Maynard at Lapanto, Ark., and to this union three sons were born. He preceded her in death on Oct. 1, 1983...
Elsie Madeline Maxwell (01/23/03)
Elsie Madeline Maxwell, age 77, of Salem, daughter of the late Thomas A. and Ida Mae Simpson Shockley was born July 4, 1925, at Conway, Mo. She departed this life Jan. 15, 2003, at Salem. She spent her working years as a mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, a machinist and cook. She enjoyed going to the Salem Senior Citizen's Center where she made pies and visited. She was a member of Moko Church of Christ...
Barbara Elmira Griffin (01/23/03)
Barbara Elmira Griffin, 85, of Horseshoe Bend, passed away at the Pioneer Nursing Home in Melbourne Jan. 19. She was born in Perrington, Mich.. She also was a member of the Horseshoe Bend Ladies Golf Association. Survivors include two sons, William Griffin of South Elgin, Ill., and Gary Griffin of Eden Prairie, Minn.; two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren...
Inez Irene Wheeler (01/23/03)
Inez Irene Wheeler, age 84, of Seymour, Mo., formerly of Alton, Mo., was born on April 12, 1918, in Madra, Neb., and passed away Jan. 12, 2003, in Springfield, Mo. Survivors include three sons -- Larry and Roger Mounger of Albuquerque, N.M., Lonnie Mounger of Houston, Texas; three daughters -- JoAnn Mounger of Albuquerque, N.M., Mary Sisco of Seymour, Mo., and Teresa Deckard of Republic, Mo.; 21 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and numerous other relatives and friends...
Dennis Glenn Marrs (01/23/03)
Dennis Glenn Marrs, 41, of Walnut Ridge, Ark., formerly of Salem, son of the late Roy Berlin and Reba Lorene Gray Marrs was born Sept. 17, 1961, at Turrell, Ark. He departed this life Jan. 15, 2003, at Walnut Ridge. He spent his working years as a father and self-employed landscaper. He was serving in the United States Army National Guard...
Larry V. Croy (01/23/03)
Larry V. Croy, age 57, of Cave City, died Jan. 19, 2003, at the Cave City Nursing Home. He was born Oct. 16, 1945, at Sheridan, Ark., to Monroe Virgil and Mildred Pauline Crump Croy. He was a machinist for Gemini Engineering in Cave City, attended Liberty Full Gospel Church in Cave City and was a member of the Calvary Missionary Baptist Church in Sheridan...
John G. Dethrow (01/23/03)
John G. Dethrow, 76, son of the late Elmer Dethrow and Beatrice Robinson Dethrow was born on May 7, 1926, in Couch, Mo., and died Jan. 6, 2003, in Saint Louis, Mo. He was married in 1945, in Paragould, Ark. to Ruby Gazaway who preceded him in death May 7, 2001...
Floyd Gene Collins (01/23/03)
Floyd Gene Collins, age 36, son of Mary Catherine Robinson Collins and the late Harold Gene Collins was born Nov. 25, 1966, in Manila, Ark. He departed this life Jan. 14, 2003, in Calico Rock. He attended the Jesus Name Apostolic Church in Camp. Survivors include his mother, Mary Catherine Collins of the home; two sisters, and one brother-in-law -- Marie Collins of Calico Rock, and Tina and David Burrow of Pineville, Ark., and one brother, Archie Gene Collins of Texas...
Arthur Willard Baker (01/23/03)
Arthur Willard Baker, 86, son of the late William Baker and Laura Taylor Baker was born June 4, 1916, in Williford, Ark., and died Jan. 11, 2003, in West Plains, Mo. He was married Jan. 2, 1946, in Williford to Mabel Koenig. He was a retiree of Armco Steel, working in Kansas City, Mo. for many years...
Willie Avery Jewell (01/23/03)
Willie Avery Jewell, 87, was born April 1, 1915, in Koshkonong, Mo., and departed this life on Jan. 10, 2003, in Pueblo, Colo. The funeral service and burial was Jan. 15 at Carter Funeral Home Chapel in Thayer with arrangements under the direction of Montgomery & Steward Funeral Directors of Pueblo, Colo., and Carter Funeral Home of Thayer...
Opal Eder (01/23/03)
Opal Eder, 93, daughter of the late Thomas Dills and Minnie Riley Dills was born Dec. 13, 1909, in Oregon County, Mo., and died Jan. 14, 2003, in West Plains, Mo. She was married May 11, 1935, in Thayer to Harry Eder, who preceded her in death on Sept. 6, 1973. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Thayer and was a homemaker...
Georgia Marie Rasdall (01/23/03)
Georgia Marie Rasdall, 65, daughter of the late Pete Payne and Dorothy Aires Payne was born April 10, 1937, in Kansas City, Kan., and died Jan. 12, 2003, in West Plains, Mo. She was a homemaker and was of the Baptist faith. Survivors include one son, Greg Copeland of Leaven-worth, Kan.; one daughter, Sherri Sperberg and husband, Ronald of Shawano, Wis.; and two grandchildren -- Donnie Copeland of Kansas City, Kan., and Diane Copeland of Shawano, Wis...
Rufford Gordon Bennett (01/23/03)
Rufford Gordon Bennett, 87, son of the late Rufford Wayne Bennett and Virgie Lois Looney Bennett was born Aug. 22, 1915, at Elm Store, Ark., and died Jan. 15, 2003, in West Plains, Mo.He was married Oct. 10, 1936, in Alton, Mo. to Bessie Lorine Mitchell, who preceded him in death Sept. 16, 2002...
Ronald Allen Tucker (01/23/03)
Ronald Allen Tucker, 78, of Cherokee Village, died Jan. 10, 2003, at his home. He was born on 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...
Georgia Marie Rasdall (01/23/03)
Georgia Marie Rasdall, 65, daughter of the late Pete Payne and Dorothy Aires Payne was born April 10, 1937, in Kansas City, Kan., and died Jan. 12, 2003, in West Plains, Mo. She was a homemaker and was of the Baptist faith. Survivors include one son, Greg Copeland of Leaven-worth, Kan.; one daughter, Sherri Sperberg and husband, Ronald of Shawano, Wis.; and two grandchildren -- Donnie Copeland of Kansas City, Kan., and Diane Copeland of Shawano, Wis...
Willie Avery Jewell (01/23/03)
Willie Avery Jewell, 87, was born April 1, 1915, in Koshkonong, Mo., and departed this life on Jan. 10, 2003, in Pueblo, Colo. The funeral service and burial was Jan. 15 at Carter Funeral Home Chapel in Thayer with arrangements under the direction of Montgomery & Steward Funeral Directors of Pueblo, Colo., and Carter Funeral Home of Thayer...
Dennis Glenn Marrs (01/23/03)
Dennis Glenn Marrs, 41, of Walnut Ridge, Ark., formerly of Salem, son of the late Roy Berlin and Reba Lorene Gray Marrs was born Sept. 17, 1961, at Turrell, Ark. He departed this life Jan. 15, 2003, at Walnut Ridge. He spent his working years as a father and self-employed landscaper. He was serving in the United States Army National Guard...
Inez Irene Wheeler (01/23/03)
Inez Irene Wheeler, age 84, of Seymour, Mo., formerly of Alton, Mo., was born on April 12, 1918, in Madra, Neb., and passed away Jan. 12, 2003, in Springfield, Mo. Survivors include three sons -- Larry and Roger Mounger of Albuquerque, N.M., Lonnie Mounger of Houston, Texas; three daughters -- JoAnn Mounger of Albuquerque, N.M., Mary Sisco of Seymour, Mo., and Teresa Deckard of Republic, Mo.; 21 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and numerous other relatives and friends...
Ronald Allen Tucker (01/23/03)
Ronald Allen Tucker, 78, of Cherokee Village, died Jan. 10, 2003, at his home. He was born on 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...
Victor Hilmer Rudolf (01/23/03)
Victor Hilmer Rudolf, age 85, of Horseshoe Bend, Ark., passed away Jan. 18, 2003, at the North Arkansas Life Care Center in Horseshoe Bend. He was born in Batavia, Ill., and worked as a carpenter during his life time. He was a member of the United Methodist Church of Horseshoe Bend and a member of the Carpenter's Union 363 of St. Charles, Mo...
Lillie Manes Holloway (01/23/03)
Lillie Aline Manes Holloway, 87, of Camp, daughter of the late David Leo and Wretha Cook Manes, was born May 26, 1915, in Camp. She departed this life Jan. 14, 2003, at Fulton County Hospital in Salem. She was married to Andrew Jackson Holloway on Aug. 24, 1935, at Camp, to this union two children were born. During her working years she was employed by Fulton County Nursing Center as a cook. She was a member of the Church of Christ at Camp and attended services at Camp...
Larry V. Croy (01/23/03)
Larry V. Croy, age 57, of Cave City, died Jan. 19, 2003, at the Cave City Nursing Home. He was born Oct. 16, 1945, at Sheridan, Ark., to Monroe Virgil and Mildred Pauline Crump Croy. He was a machinist for Gemini Engineering in Cave City, attended Liberty Full Gospel Church in Cave City and was a member of the Calvary Missionary Baptist Church in Sheridan...
John G. Dethrow (01/23/03)
John G. Dethrow, 76, son of the late Elmer Dethrow and Beatrice Robinson Dethrow was born on May 7, 1926, in Couch, Mo., and died Jan. 6, 2003, in Saint Louis, Mo. He was married in 1945, in Paragould, Ark. to Ruby Gazaway who preceded him in death May 7, 2001...
Floyd Gene Collins (01/23/03)
Floyd Gene Collins, age 36, son of Mary Catherine Robinson Collins and the late Harold Gene Collins was born Nov. 25, 1966, in Manila, Ark. He departed this life Jan. 14, 2003, in Calico Rock. He attended the Jesus Name Apostolic Church in Camp. Survivors include his mother, Mary Catherine Collins of the home; two sisters, and one brother-in-law -- Marie Collins of Calico Rock, and Tina and David Burrow of Pineville, Ark., and one brother, Archie Gene Collins of Texas...
Arthur Willard Baker (01/23/03)
Arthur Willard Baker, 86, son of the late William Baker and Laura Taylor Baker was born June 4, 1916, in Williford, Ark., and died Jan. 11, 2003, in West Plains, Mo. He was married Jan. 2, 1946, in Williford to Mabel Koenig. He was a retiree of Armco Steel, working in Kansas City, Mo. for many years...
Faye Maynard (01/23/03)
Faye Maynard, 90, of Thayer, daughter of the late Charles and Stella Williams Alford, was born Sept. 12, 1912, at Myrtle, Mo. and departed this life in her home Jan. 7, 2003. She was a member of the Thayer Church of Christ. On Feb. 1, 1931, she was married to Lloyd Maynard at Lapanto, Ark., and to this union three sons were born. He preceded her in death on Oct. 1, 1983...
Opal Eder (01/23/03)
Opal Eder, 93, daughter of the late Thomas Dills and Minnie Riley Dills was born Dec. 13, 1909, in Oregon County, Mo., and died Jan. 14, 2003, in West Plains, Mo. She was married May 11, 1935, in Thayer to Harry Eder, who preceded her in death on Sept. 6, 1973. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Thayer and was a homemaker...
Rufford Gordon Bennett (01/23/03)
Rufford Gordon Bennett, 87, son of the late Rufford Wayne Bennett and Virgie Lois Looney Bennett was born Aug. 22, 1915, at Elm Store, Ark., and died Jan. 15, 2003, in West Plains, Mo.He was married Oct. 10, 1936, in Alton, Mo. to Bessie Lorine Mitchell, who preceded him in death Sept. 16, 2002...
Elsie Madeline Maxwell (01/23/03)
Elsie Madeline Maxwell, age 77, of Salem, daughter of the late Thomas A. and Ida Mae Simpson Shockley was born July 4, 1925, at Conway, Mo. She departed this life Jan. 15, 2003, at Salem. She spent her working years as a mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, a machinist and cook. She enjoyed going to the Salem Senior Citizen's Center where she made pies and visited. She was a member of Moko Church of Christ...
Barbara Elmira Griffin (01/23/03)
Barbara Elmira Griffin, 85, of Horseshoe Bend, passed away at the Pioneer Nursing Home in Melbourne Jan. 19. She was born in Perrington, Mich.. She also was a member of the Horseshoe Bend Ladies Golf Association. Survivors include two sons, William Griffin of South Elgin, Ill., and Gary Griffin of Eden Prairie, Minn.; two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren...
Landon Ray Engles (01/23/03)
Jason and Krissy Engles of Mount Pleasant have announced the birth of their son, Landon Ray Engles, Jan. 16, 2003, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. He weighed 7 pounds, 3 ounces and was 19 1/2 inches long. He was welcomed home by his sister, Faith Engles...
Landon Ray Engles (01/23/03)
Jason and Krissy Engles of Mount Pleasant have announced the birth of their son, Landon Ray Engles, Jan. 16, 2003, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. He weighed 7 pounds, 3 ounces and was 19 1/2 inches long. He was welcomed home by his sister, Faith Engles...
Landon Ray Engles (01/23/03)
Jason and Krissy Engles of Mount Pleasant have announced the birth of their son, Landon Ray Engles, Jan. 16, 2003, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. He weighed 7 pounds, 3 ounces and was 19 1/2 inches long. He was welcomed home by his sister, Faith Engles...
Landon Ray Engles (01/23/03)
Jason and Krissy Engles of Mount Pleasant have announced the birth of their son, Landon Ray Engles, Jan. 16, 2003, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. He weighed 7 pounds, 3 ounces and was 19 1/2 inches long. He was welcomed home by his sister, Faith Engles...
Bair, Rush wed (01/23/03)
Renee Bair and Grady Rush were married Dec. 31, 2002, in a western, candlelight ceremony in Hardy. The couple plan to reside in Ash Flat. They have five children -- Brandyn and Britney Bair of Ash Flat, Dallas Rush of Jackson, Tenn., and Tiffany and Brittany Rush of Little Rock...
Doncheff, Carlisle unite in marriage (01/23/03)
Kay Doncheff and Steven Carlisle exchanged wedding vows Dec. 28, 2002, at Village Bible Church in Cherokee Village with Dwight Fuller officiating. A reception was given for the couple at the church following the ceremony. Mr. and Mrs. Carlisle enjoyed a honeymoon in Branson, Mo., before returning to Cherokee Village, where they will make their home...
Doncheff, Carlisle unite in marriage (01/23/03)
Kay Doncheff and Steven Carlisle exchanged wedding vows Dec. 28, 2002, at Village Bible Church in Cherokee Village with Dwight Fuller officiating. A reception was given for the couple at the church following the ceremony. Mr. and Mrs. Carlisle enjoyed a honeymoon in Branson, Mo., before returning to Cherokee Village, where they will make their home...
Bair, Rush wed (01/23/03)
Renee Bair and Grady Rush were married Dec. 31, 2002, in a western, candlelight ceremony in Hardy. The couple plan to reside in Ash Flat. They have five children -- Brandyn and Britney Bair of Ash Flat, Dallas Rush of Jackson, Tenn., and Tiffany and Brittany Rush of Little Rock...
Cattle Call (01/23/03)
Beef is a wholesome, safe food that makes nutritious contributions to the American diet. This is the conclusion of a study recently conducted by physicians and scientists associated with the American Council on Science and Health (ACSH). The scientific facts on beef and health are detailed in a new ACSH publication, The Role of Beef in the Diet...
From my Front Porch (01/23/03)
It seems that just as the hubbub of the Christmas gift-giving season is finally over, we are faced with the stress of Valentine's Day and trying to find that perfect gift for our special Valentine. In all honesty, this is one "holiday" that I have never really put a lot of stock in. I am one of those women who prefers a long lasting green plant to fragile fresh flowers, and in the fine chocolate department, a Snickers bar suits me just fine...
Riding a meteor through life's dark sky (01/23/03)
One of the greatest secrets to a happy life is to not take yourself seriously, or others either, for that matter. I have not learned this and constantly live a rather stress-filled life because I imagine that some things are so important and demand, I mean, DEMAND, my help...
Boldly Going Nowhere (01/23/03)
Chris Webber, All-Star power forward for the NBA Sacramento Kings, recently made headlines when he testified before a grand jury about whether or not he and some of his basketball teammates, known as the "Fab Five," had received money from a local businessman and team booster. According to the indictment, Webber received about $280,000 from 1988, when he was a freshman in high school, through his sophomore year of 1993 at the University of Michigan...
Which way is the slope more slippery? (01/23/03)
Today, as we enter the fourth decade of the era of legal abortion in the United States, liberal members of Congress are warning that "anti-choicers" have seized the momentum. These anti-choicers, who prefer to think of themselves as pro-lifers, are again dragging out the mind-numbing statistics:...
Which way is the slope more slippery? (01/23/03)
Today, as we enter the fourth decade of the era of legal abortion in the United States, liberal members of Congress are warning that "anti-choicers" have seized the momentum. These anti-choicers, who prefer to think of themselves as pro-lifers, are again dragging out the mind-numbing statistics:...
Boldly Going Nowhere (01/23/03)
Chris Webber, All-Star power forward for the NBA Sacramento Kings, recently made headlines when he testified before a grand jury about whether or not he and some of his basketball teammates, known as the "Fab Five," had received money from a local businessman and team booster. According to the indictment, Webber received about $280,000 from 1988, when he was a freshman in high school, through his sophomore year of 1993 at the University of Michigan...
Riding a meteor through life's dark sky (01/23/03)
One of the greatest secrets to a happy life is to not take yourself seriously, or others either, for that matter. I have not learned this and constantly live a rather stress-filled life because I imagine that some things are so important and demand, I mean, DEMAND, my help...
From my Front Porch (01/23/03)
It seems that just as the hubbub of the Christmas gift-giving season is finally over, we are faced with the stress of Valentine's Day and trying to find that perfect gift for our special Valentine. In all honesty, this is one "holiday" that I have never really put a lot of stock in. I am one of those women who prefers a long lasting green plant to fragile fresh flowers, and in the fine chocolate department, a Snickers bar suits me just fine...
Cattle Call (01/23/03)
Beef is a wholesome, safe food that makes nutritious contributions to the American diet. This is the conclusion of a study recently conducted by physicians and scientists associated with the American Council on Science and Health (ACSH). The scientific facts on beef and health are detailed in a new ACSH publication, The Role of Beef in the Diet...