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Stories from Friday, February 7, 2003

Thayer juvenile arrested in tobacco store burglary (02/07/03)
MAMMOTH SPRING -- Nearly two years to the day, the Mammoth Spring Tobacco Store was broken into and burglarized for the second time. According to Mammoth Spring Police Officer Jamie Tournbough, when store owner Linda Crase arrived at the store in the early morning Dec. 20 she noticed that the front, glass door of the business had been broken...
Mayors proclaim Ronald McDonald House Week (02/07/03)
Ash Flat Mayor Brien Nix Hall signed a proclamation proclaiming Feb. 3 through Feb. 9 Ronald McDonald House Week. McDonald's Restaurants in the Ozarks started placing red paper hearts on their walls and windows Jan. 28. For 18 days citizens are being encouraged to adopt a heart by donating $1 to the Ronald McDonald House of the Ozarks...
Two arrested in Sharp safe theft (02/07/03)
Sharp and Fulton County officials put pieces of a puzzle together Jan. 31 to solve the burglary case of a stolen safe containing $20,000. Lawrence W. Goodin, 27, of Hardy and Cynthia Porter, 27 of Ash Flat, have been charged with the theft of a safe stolen from the Williford American Legion Club in Ozark Acres Jan. 24, according to Sharp County Sheriff Dale Weaver...
Tourism to highlight JID meeting (02/07/03)
AREA -- The Jobs and Industrial Development (JID) group will meet Feb. 18 at 7 p.m. at the Oregon County Music Theater at 5th and Walnut streets in Thayer. The February topic will be tourism, and a speaker from the Missouri Department of Tourism is scheduled to attend...
Worst Farmer comes to Alton (02/07/03)
ALTON -- The Oregon County Extension Council will hold its annual meeting Feb. 20. Registration will begin at 6 p.m. and a covered dish meal will be served at 6:30 p.m. Meat, drinks and table service will be provided by the council. Those planning to attend are asked to bring a covered dish, salad, vegetable, bread or dessert...
Glencoe family benefits from Ronald McDonald House (02/07/03)
For the first six days after the birth of their son, Rusty and Tania Wallace of Glencoe were only allowed to pat their child, wet his lips and take his temperature. Blaine was born seven weeks early, weighing 3 pounds, 15 ounces, and was placed in the neonatal intensive care unit at Cox Health Systems for three weeks...
Sheriff looks into Camp woman's death (02/07/03)
A 34-year-old Camp woman died Jan. 29 after rescue and hospital personnel were unable to resuscitate her. Loranie Panzy Epperly was pronounced dead at the Fulton County Hospital. Camp Fire Chief Ray Von Romine and first responders Brenda Sutherland and Gene Wermes were first to arrive at the residence after they were dispatched by the Fulton County Sheriff's Office. ...
Suspects face drug charges in county (02/07/03)
OREGON COUNTY -- Officers with the Oregon County Sheriff's Department report the arrest of several suspects on various charges. Deborah L. Wilkerson, 34, of Alton was arrested last week on a misdemeanor charge of passing a bad check. She pleaded guilty in court, paid restitution and was released...
Me and my shadow ... (02/07/03)
ROLLER BLADING: Jessica Hughes, 10, and Sarah Jackson, 13, both of Salem, took advantage of the warm weather on Groundhog's Day. The girls spent the afternoon roller blading in Ash Flat while in town visiting family. The girls saw their shadows but still enjoyed a day of warm sunshine before the predicted six weeks of winter...
Salem graduate searches for debris from Space Shuttle Columbia (02/07/03)
Former Salem resident Rick Gicla, a chief pilot for the United States Forest Service Southern Region, has been requested to help search for debris of the Columbia Space Shuttle which crashed approximately eight minutes prior to its scheduled landing Feb. 1 in Cape Canaveral, Fla...
Thayer bonds now available (02/07/03)
THAYER -- The Thayer School Board has instructed its Municipal Bond Underwriter L.J. Hart and Company of St. Louis to make the $31,100,000 General Obligation Bonds available to local individuals and institutional investors. Superintendent Bill Garrison has been informed by L.J. ...
Homeland Security (02/07/03)
OREGON COUNTY -- The United States Volunteer Homeland Security Service Corps Command is being organized across the nation, including Oregon County. This is a volunteer subordinate military element of the United States National Defense Support Command and is composed of trained, experienced, motivated, patriotic, retired and former members of the armed forces, reserves, National Guard, non veterans and concerned citizens...
Mayors proclaim Ronald McDonald House Week (02/07/03)
Ash Flat Mayor Brien Nix Hall signed a proclamation proclaiming Feb. 3 through Feb. 9 Ronald McDonald House Week. McDonald's Restaurants in the Ozarks started placing red paper hearts on their walls and windows Jan. 28. For 18 days citizens are being encouraged to adopt a heart by donating $1 to the Ronald McDonald House of the Ozarks...
Two arrested in Sharp safe theft (02/07/03)
Sharp and Fulton County officials put pieces of a puzzle together Jan. 31 to solve the burglary case of a stolen safe containing $20,000. Lawrence W. Goodin, 27, of Hardy and Cynthia Porter, 27 of Ash Flat, have been charged with the theft of a safe stolen from the Williford American Legion Club in Ozark Acres Jan. 24, according to Sharp County Sheriff Dale Weaver...
Tourism to highlight JID meeting (02/07/03)
AREA -- The Jobs and Industrial Development (JID) group will meet Feb. 18 at 7 p.m. at the Oregon County Music Theater at 5th and Walnut streets in Thayer. The February topic will be tourism, and a speaker from the Missouri Department of Tourism is scheduled to attend...
Homeland Security (02/07/03)
OREGON COUNTY -- The United States Volunteer Homeland Security Service Corps Command is being organized across the nation, including Oregon County. This is a volunteer subordinate military element of the United States National Defense Support Command and is composed of trained, experienced, motivated, patriotic, retired and former members of the armed forces, reserves, National Guard, non veterans and concerned citizens...
Me and my shadow ... (02/07/03)
ROLLER BLADING: Jessica Hughes, 10, and Sarah Jackson, 13, both of Salem, took advantage of the warm weather on Groundhog's Day. The girls spent the afternoon roller blading in Ash Flat while in town visiting family. The girls saw their shadows but still enjoyed a day of warm sunshine before the predicted six weeks of winter...
Worst Farmer comes to Alton (02/07/03)
ALTON -- The Oregon County Extension Council will hold its annual meeting Feb. 20. Registration will begin at 6 p.m. and a covered dish meal will be served at 6:30 p.m. Meat, drinks and table service will be provided by the council. Those planning to attend are asked to bring a covered dish, salad, vegetable, bread or dessert...
Sheriff looks into Camp woman's death (02/07/03)
A 34-year-old Camp woman died Jan. 29 after rescue and hospital personnel were unable to resuscitate her. Loranie Panzy Epperly was pronounced dead at the Fulton County Hospital. Camp Fire Chief Ray Von Romine and first responders Brenda Sutherland and Gene Wermes were first to arrive at the residence after they were dispatched by the Fulton County Sheriff's Office. ...
Suspects face drug charges in county (02/07/03)
OREGON COUNTY -- Officers with the Oregon County Sheriff's Department report the arrest of several suspects on various charges. Deborah L. Wilkerson, 34, of Alton was arrested last week on a misdemeanor charge of passing a bad check. She pleaded guilty in court, paid restitution and was released...
Thayer juvenile arrested in tobacco store burglary (02/07/03)
MAMMOTH SPRING -- Nearly two years to the day, the Mammoth Spring Tobacco Store was broken into and burglarized for the second time. According to Mammoth Spring Police Officer Jamie Tournbough, when store owner Linda Crase arrived at the store in the early morning Dec. 20 she noticed that the front, glass door of the business had been broken...
Glencoe family benefits from Ronald McDonald House (02/07/03)
For the first six days after the birth of their son, Rusty and Tania Wallace of Glencoe were only allowed to pat their child, wet his lips and take his temperature. Blaine was born seven weeks early, weighing 3 pounds, 15 ounces, and was placed in the neonatal intensive care unit at Cox Health Systems for three weeks...
Salem graduate searches for debris from Space Shuttle Columbia (02/07/03)
Former Salem resident Rick Gicla, a chief pilot for the United States Forest Service Southern Region, has been requested to help search for debris of the Columbia Space Shuttle which crashed approximately eight minutes prior to its scheduled landing Feb. 1 in Cape Canaveral, Fla...
Thayer bonds now available (02/07/03)
THAYER -- The Thayer School Board has instructed its Municipal Bond Underwriter L.J. Hart and Company of St. Louis to make the $31,100,000 General Obligation Bonds available to local individuals and institutional investors. Superintendent Bill Garrison has been informed by L.J. ...
Harding University accepts Combs (02/07/03)
Tasha Combs, the 18-year-old daughter of Jed and Teresa Combs of Myrtle, has been notified of her acceptance to Harding University in Searcy, Ark. Harding University is a four-year-private Christian institution dedicated to excellence in teaching, scholarship and service, and to their role as models of Christian living. ...
Lisa Gray named to honor roll (02/07/03)
Lisa Carin Gray, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Mark Howard Gray of Cherokee Village, was named to the president's list at Pensacola (Fla.) Christian College by Dr. A.R. Horton, founder president of Pensacola Christian College, for academic achievement during the 2002 fall semester. This was a result of earning an A average...
Dockins graduates from basic (02/07/03)
Air Force Airman Joshua T. Dockins has graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San An-tonio. 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 and field training exercises...
Dixon accepted into Marines (02/07/03)
Private First Class Frank Dixon, son of William and Brenda Dixon of Thayer, was accepted into the elite brotherhood of the United States Marines at a graduation ceremony held Jan. 10 in San Diego. He completed 12 1/2 arduous weeks of training and testing in many areas, and earned sharpshooter in his marksmanship training. He also learned hand-to-hand combat, history, traditions, USMC customs and courtesies, intense physical fitness and drill, among other classes...
Four area students named to Who's Who (02/07/03)
JONESBORO - Four local students attending Arkansas State University in Jonesboro have been named to the 2002 edition of Who's Who Among Students in American Universi-ties and Colleges. They are Sach Daniel Oliver, Amber Cochran, Ashley Cochran and Mindy Dawn Shrable, all seniors at ASU...
Kinnard graduates from A-State (02/07/03)
David Kinnard graduated from Arkansas State University in Jonesboro Dec. 12 earning a bachelor's of science degree in management information systems, data telecommunications. He is continuing his education at Arkansas State to earn his master's degree...
Dixon accepted into Marines (02/07/03)
Private First Class Frank Dixon, son of William and Brenda Dixon of Thayer, was accepted into the elite brotherhood of the United States Marines at a graduation ceremony held Jan. 10 in San Diego. He completed 12 1/2 arduous weeks of training and testing in many areas, and earned sharpshooter in his marksmanship training. He also learned hand-to-hand combat, history, traditions, USMC customs and courtesies, intense physical fitness and drill, among other classes...
Four area students named to Who's Who (02/07/03)
JONESBORO - Four local students attending Arkansas State University in Jonesboro have been named to the 2002 edition of Who's Who Among Students in American Universi-ties and Colleges. They are Sach Daniel Oliver, Amber Cochran, Ashley Cochran and Mindy Dawn Shrable, all seniors at ASU...
Dockins graduates from basic (02/07/03)
Air Force Airman Joshua T. Dockins has graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San An-tonio. 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 and field training exercises...
Kinnard graduates from A-State (02/07/03)
David Kinnard graduated from Arkansas State University in Jonesboro Dec. 12 earning a bachelor's of science degree in management information systems, data telecommunications. He is continuing his education at Arkansas State to earn his master's degree...
Harding University accepts Combs (02/07/03)
Tasha Combs, the 18-year-old daughter of Jed and Teresa Combs of Myrtle, has been notified of her acceptance to Harding University in Searcy, Ark. Harding University is a four-year-private Christian institution dedicated to excellence in teaching, scholarship and service, and to their role as models of Christian living. ...
Lisa Gray named to honor roll (02/07/03)
Lisa Carin Gray, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Mark Howard Gray of Cherokee Village, was named to the president's list at Pensacola (Fla.) Christian College by Dr. A.R. Horton, founder president of Pensacola Christian College, for academic achievement during the 2002 fall semester. This was a result of earning an A average...
Lady Comets strike early against Kosh (02/07/03)
By jumping out to a big first period lead, the number three-seed Alton Lady Comets upset the Koshkonong Lady Bluejays, the number two-seed, Jan. 31 in the Big Springs Conference Tournament in Couch. Tiffany Wiggs (20 points) got the Lady Comets on the board with a layup before Lori Prewett's back-to-back layups for the Lady Bluejays gave Koshkonong a 4-2 lead early...
Lady Pirates outlast ICC (02/07/03)
After scoring all of 10 points in the first half against Calico Rock Feb. 1, the ICC Lady Cougars exploded for 13 points in the third period alone as the two squads met in the finals of the senior girls' division in the Izard County Invitational Tournament...
Mills big in middle for Greyhounds (02/07/03)
It didn't take long for Salem's Morgan Mills to flex his muscles Jan. 29 against the Mammoth Spring Bears. Mills, the Greyhounds' senior post presence, tossed in 11 of his game high 21 in the first period as Salem knocked the Bears out of the Izard County Invitational Tournament with a tight 49-48 victory...
Bearkatz Taylor-made for Izard County Tourney title (02/07/03)
The Melbourne Bearkatz are in quite a groove when it comes to in-season tournament victories. With their 61-41 dismantling of the Calico Rock Pirates Feb. 1 in the finals of the Izard County Invitational Tournament in Mount Pleasant, the Bearkatz are three-for-three in tourney finals this season (Lyon College, North Arkansas College, Izard County)...
Lady Indians clamp down on Van Buren (02/07/03)
It took the Couch Lady Indians most of the first period to find first gear against the Van Buren Lady Bulldogs Jan. 30, but when they did, they shifted from first to fifth at breakneck speed. A 15-0 run to open the second period spelled doom for Van Buren as Couch romped to a 77-52 win in the Big Springs Conference Tournament...
Bearkatz Taylor-made for Izard County Tourney title (02/07/03)
The Melbourne Bearkatz are in quite a groove when it comes to in-season tournament victories. With their 61-41 dismantling of the Calico Rock Pirates Feb. 1 in the finals of the Izard County Invitational Tournament in Mount Pleasant, the Bearkatz are three-for-three in tourney finals this season (Lyon College, North Arkansas College, Izard County)...
Lady Pirates outlast ICC (02/07/03)
After scoring all of 10 points in the first half against Calico Rock Feb. 1, the ICC Lady Cougars exploded for 13 points in the third period alone as the two squads met in the finals of the senior girls' division in the Izard County Invitational Tournament...
Lady Indians clamp down on Van Buren (02/07/03)
It took the Couch Lady Indians most of the first period to find first gear against the Van Buren Lady Bulldogs Jan. 30, but when they did, they shifted from first to fifth at breakneck speed. A 15-0 run to open the second period spelled doom for Van Buren as Couch romped to a 77-52 win in the Big Springs Conference Tournament...
Mills big in middle for Greyhounds (02/07/03)
It didn't take long for Salem's Morgan Mills to flex his muscles Jan. 29 against the Mammoth Spring Bears. Mills, the Greyhounds' senior post presence, tossed in 11 of his game high 21 in the first period as Salem knocked the Bears out of the Izard County Invitational Tournament with a tight 49-48 victory...
Lady Comets strike early against Kosh (02/07/03)
By jumping out to a big first period lead, the number three-seed Alton Lady Comets upset the Koshkonong Lady Bluejays, the number two-seed, Jan. 31 in the Big Springs Conference Tournament in Couch. Tiffany Wiggs (20 points) got the Lady Comets on the board with a layup before Lori Prewett's back-to-back layups for the Lady Bluejays gave Koshkonong a 4-2 lead early...
Esther L. McLain (02/07/03)
Esther L. McLain, 94, of Lead Hill died Jan. 22, 2003, at North Arkansas Regional Medical Center in Harrison. The daughter of John H. and Margaret J. Combs Haynes was born Nov. 6, 1908 in Sturkie. She was a member of the Church of Christ for 70 years. She was a homemaker and an avid quilter. She married Pete McLain on Aug. 28, 1924, and he preceded her in death on Feb. 19, 1984...
Curtis "Gene" Braden (02/07/03)
Curtis "Gene" Braden, 58, of Mountain Home, formerly of Poplar Bluff, Mo., died Jan. 28, 2003. Survivors include his son, Dwayne Braden (Wendi) of Viola; a daughter Blenda Massey (Benny Collins) of Drury, Mo.; three grandchildren, Heather and Cody Massey of Drury and Hannah Braden of Viola; three brothers, Thomas Ray Braden Jr. (Barbara) and Jerry Braden of Poplar Bluff, and Raymond L. Braden of Corpus Christi, Texas; and several nieces and nephews...
Earline L. Rutland (02/07/03)
Earline L. Rutland, 60, died Jan. 29, 2003, at her residence in Hardy. She was born in Memphis, Tenn., daughter of Earl and Irene Love. She had worked in the delicatessen of Price Chopper in Hardy and was a member of Spring River Baptist Church in Hardy...
Chris Clemens (02/07/03)
Chris Wayne Clemens, 70, of Cherokee Village died Jan. 28, 2003 at St. Bernard's Regional Medical Center. He was born Dec. 13, 1932, in Bangor, Iowa, and was a maintenance welder for the John Deere Company. He was an active member of Cherokee Village Lions Club. He and his wife Deonne moved to Cherokee Village in 1992 from Cedar Falls, Iowa...
James Ralph Yancey (02/07/03)
James Ralph Yancey, 77, died Jan. 20, 2003, at his home in Zillah, Wash. He was born Dec. 15, 1925, to A. Utley and Maude McVey Yancey at Brockwell. He was the older brother of Lloyd Yancey. He was a World War II veteran and received the Purple Heart. He survived the Battle of the Bulge, spending Christmas Day 1944 huddled in the middle of the woods with six other soldiers before they were captured the next day by the German Army...
Alice Renner Hoops (02/07/03)
Alice Renner Hoops, 76, of Cherokee Village died Jan. 26, 2003, at her home. Born Dec. 1, 1926, in West Allis, Wis., she was the daughter of John and Wilhelmina Renner. She was a member of Ash Flat Church of Christ and Highland VFW 4772 Auxiliary. She was a member of the Cherokee Village Women's 9-Hole Golf Association and Cherokee Village Craft and Hobby Club. Prior to her move to Cherokee Village she was a professional ceramic painter in Texas. She enjoyed camping and various activities...
Gracie Mae Bonnell (02/07/03)
Gracie Mae Bonnell, age 68, of Alton, Mo., was born April 9, 1934, in Robeline, La., and passed away Jan. 30, 2003, at the Missouri Rehabilitation Center of Mount Vernon, Mo. Survivors include her husband, Billy Joe Bonnell of the home; two sons -- Billy D'Wayne Bonnell and Jerry Walter Bonnell both of Alton; two daughters -- Janice Fields of Alton and Grace Jean Beaver of Big Lake, Texas; one brother, Claudell Leonard of Lafittle, La.; eight grandchildren -- Jerry Don Fields, Danny D'Wayne Beaver, Bonnie Jean Deckard, Darcy Lynn Russell, Mary Grace Bonnell, Johnny Ray Fields, Linda Ruth Jones and Elizabeth Katie Marie Bonnell; 11 great-grandchildren; and numerous other relatives and friends.. ...
Carl E. Billings (02/07/03)
Carl E. Billings, age 61, of Holts Summit, Mo., son of the late Leonard and Opal McManus Billings was born Jan. 6, 1942, in Viola. He departed this life Jan. 26, 2003, at his home. He was united in marriage to Ellen Mildred Keeney Dec. 5, 1981, in New Bloomfield, Mo. He was a 1960 graduate of Viola High School. He was a mechanic by trade and operated Carl's Transports in Holts Summit. He enjoyed the outdoors where he hunted and fished...
Johnnie Pendergrass (02/07/03)
Johnnie Andrew "John Pat" Pendergrass, 74, of Glencoe, son of the late Ernest and Alice Pearl McConnell Pendergrass, was born Oct. 16, 1928, in Myron. He departed this life Feb. 1, 2003, at his home in Glencoe. John Pat was married to Alice Mae Stroud on July 31, 1948, at Myron, and to this union two children were born. He was self-employed as a farmer and was retired from the Arkansas Highway Depart-ment. He was a member of the Living Word Tabernacle...
George Erwin Hartson (02/07/03)
George Erwin Hartson Sr. 68, of Mammoth Spring was born Feb. 12, 1934, in Clinton, Iowa, and passed away Jan. 26, 2003 at the Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains, Mo. Survivors include two sons -- George Hartson of Mammoth Spring and Raymond Hartson of Clinton, Iowa; one sister, Olivene Harvey of Dewitt, Iowa; five granddaughters -- Jennifer, Amber, Kathlene, Jessica and Alyssa Hartson; two great-granddaughters -- Autumn and Jade Norem and numerous other relatives and friends...
Lawrence Adam Brown (02/07/03)
Lawrence Adam Brown, 91, son of the late John Adam Brown and Rebecca Annette Havens Brown, was born Oct. 18, 1911 in Phelps County, Mo., and died Jan. 28, 2003, in West Plains, Mo. He was united in marriage Dec. 3, 1934, in West Plains to Joanna Warren...
John Thomas Kittrell (02/07/03)
John Thomas Kittrell, age 65, son of the late Rev. Kenneth Donald Kittrell and Thelma Lillian Johnson Kittrell was born Dec. 11, 1937, in West Eminence, Mo., and died Jan. 28, 2003, in Springfield, Mo. He was united in marriage Oct. 15, 1960, in Florissant, Mo. to Barbara Montgomery. he was a retired owner and distributor of Little Debbie products...
Charlotte Childers (02/07/03)
Charlotte Marie Childers, 87, daughter of the late Obe Arnold and Lucy Lionberger Arnold was born May 21, 1915, in Farewell, Mo. and died Jan. 25, 2003, in Thayer. She was married on Sept. 17, 1932, in Corning, Ark. to Chester Stafford who preceded her in death Jan. 4, 1954. She was married June 17, 1958, in Hernando, Miss. to Roy Childers who preceded her in death Jan. 15, 1969...
James Ralph Yancey (02/07/03)
James Ralph Yancey, 77, died Jan. 20, 2003, at his home in Zillah, Wash. He was born Dec. 15, 1925, to A. Utley and Maude McVey Yancey at Brockwell. He was the older brother of Lloyd Yancey. He was a World War II veteran and received the Purple Heart. He survived the Battle of the Bulge, spending Christmas Day 1944 huddled in the middle of the woods with six other soldiers before they were captured the next day by the German Army...
Esther L. McLain (02/07/03)
Esther L. McLain, 94, of Lead Hill died Jan. 22, 2003, at North Arkansas Regional Medical Center in Harrison. The daughter of John H. and Margaret J. Combs Haynes was born Nov. 6, 1908 in Sturkie. She was a member of the Church of Christ for 70 years. She was a homemaker and an avid quilter. She married Pete McLain on Aug. 28, 1924, and he preceded her in death on Feb. 19, 1984...
Earline L. Rutland (02/07/03)
Earline L. Rutland, 60, died Jan. 29, 2003, at her residence in Hardy. She was born in Memphis, Tenn., daughter of Earl and Irene Love. She had worked in the delicatessen of Price Chopper in Hardy and was a member of Spring River Baptist Church in Hardy...
Curtis "Gene" Braden (02/07/03)
Curtis "Gene" Braden, 58, of Mountain Home, formerly of Poplar Bluff, Mo., died Jan. 28, 2003. Survivors include his son, Dwayne Braden (Wendi) of Viola; a daughter Blenda Massey (Benny Collins) of Drury, Mo.; three grandchildren, Heather and Cody Massey of Drury and Hannah Braden of Viola; three brothers, Thomas Ray Braden Jr. (Barbara) and Jerry Braden of Poplar Bluff, and Raymond L. Braden of Corpus Christi, Texas; and several nieces and nephews...
Chris Clemens (02/07/03)
Chris Wayne Clemens, 70, of Cherokee Village died Jan. 28, 2003 at St. Bernard's Regional Medical Center. He was born Dec. 13, 1932, in Bangor, Iowa, and was a maintenance welder for the John Deere Company. He was an active member of Cherokee Village Lions Club. He and his wife Deonne moved to Cherokee Village in 1992 from Cedar Falls, Iowa...
Alice Renner Hoops (02/07/03)
Alice Renner Hoops, 76, of Cherokee Village died Jan. 26, 2003, at her home. Born Dec. 1, 1926, in West Allis, Wis., she was the daughter of John and Wilhelmina Renner. She was a member of Ash Flat Church of Christ and Highland VFW 4772 Auxiliary. She was a member of the Cherokee Village Women's 9-Hole Golf Association and Cherokee Village Craft and Hobby Club. Prior to her move to Cherokee Village she was a professional ceramic painter in Texas. She enjoyed camping and various activities...
Gracie Mae Bonnell (02/07/03)
Gracie Mae Bonnell, age 68, of Alton, Mo., was born April 9, 1934, in Robeline, La., and passed away Jan. 30, 2003, at the Missouri Rehabilitation Center of Mount Vernon, Mo. Survivors include her husband, Billy Joe Bonnell of the home; two sons -- Billy D'Wayne Bonnell and Jerry Walter Bonnell both of Alton; two daughters -- Janice Fields of Alton and Grace Jean Beaver of Big Lake, Texas; one brother, Claudell Leonard of Lafittle, La.; eight grandchildren -- Jerry Don Fields, Danny D'Wayne Beaver, Bonnie Jean Deckard, Darcy Lynn Russell, Mary Grace Bonnell, Johnny Ray Fields, Linda Ruth Jones and Elizabeth Katie Marie Bonnell; 11 great-grandchildren; and numerous other relatives and friends.. ...
Charlotte Childers (02/07/03)
Charlotte Marie Childers, 87, daughter of the late Obe Arnold and Lucy Lionberger Arnold was born May 21, 1915, in Farewell, Mo. and died Jan. 25, 2003, in Thayer. She was married on Sept. 17, 1932, in Corning, Ark. to Chester Stafford who preceded her in death Jan. 4, 1954. She was married June 17, 1958, in Hernando, Miss. to Roy Childers who preceded her in death Jan. 15, 1969...
Lawrence Adam Brown (02/07/03)
Lawrence Adam Brown, 91, son of the late John Adam Brown and Rebecca Annette Havens Brown, was born Oct. 18, 1911 in Phelps County, Mo., and died Jan. 28, 2003, in West Plains, Mo. He was united in marriage Dec. 3, 1934, in West Plains to Joanna Warren...
Carl E. Billings (02/07/03)
Carl E. Billings, age 61, of Holts Summit, Mo., son of the late Leonard and Opal McManus Billings was born Jan. 6, 1942, in Viola. He departed this life Jan. 26, 2003, at his home. He was united in marriage to Ellen Mildred Keeney Dec. 5, 1981, in New Bloomfield, Mo. He was a 1960 graduate of Viola High School. He was a mechanic by trade and operated Carl's Transports in Holts Summit. He enjoyed the outdoors where he hunted and fished...
Johnnie Pendergrass (02/07/03)
Johnnie Andrew "John Pat" Pendergrass, 74, of Glencoe, son of the late Ernest and Alice Pearl McConnell Pendergrass, was born Oct. 16, 1928, in Myron. He departed this life Feb. 1, 2003, at his home in Glencoe. John Pat was married to Alice Mae Stroud on July 31, 1948, at Myron, and to this union two children were born. He was self-employed as a farmer and was retired from the Arkansas Highway Depart-ment. He was a member of the Living Word Tabernacle...
George Erwin Hartson (02/07/03)
George Erwin Hartson Sr. 68, of Mammoth Spring was born Feb. 12, 1934, in Clinton, Iowa, and passed away Jan. 26, 2003 at the Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains, Mo. Survivors include two sons -- George Hartson of Mammoth Spring and Raymond Hartson of Clinton, Iowa; one sister, Olivene Harvey of Dewitt, Iowa; five granddaughters -- Jennifer, Amber, Kathlene, Jessica and Alyssa Hartson; two great-granddaughters -- Autumn and Jade Norem and numerous other relatives and friends...
John Thomas Kittrell (02/07/03)
John Thomas Kittrell, age 65, son of the late Rev. Kenneth Donald Kittrell and Thelma Lillian Johnson Kittrell was born Dec. 11, 1937, in West Eminence, Mo., and died Jan. 28, 2003, in Springfield, Mo. He was united in marriage Oct. 15, 1960, in Florissant, Mo. to Barbara Montgomery. he was a retired owner and distributor of Little Debbie products...
State Capitol Week in Review (02/07/03)
Legislative committees have endorsed bills to limit the amounts that juries may award in punitive damages in civil lawsuits, and to repeal the state's plans to deregulate the retail sales of electricity. House Bill 1038 is commonly known as the tort reform bill. ...
Boldly Going Nowhere (02/07/03)
Being rich simply means having acquired much more wealth than others. If everyone is rich, no one is rich. First of all, there are several ways to never become rich. Avoid the following options: 1) Working for the government -- Good job security but no financial bonanza to be had here...
From my Front Porch (02/07/03)
Thinking I had a couple of years before having to contend with a prom-type event for my older daughter, I was completely blind-sided when Cinderella recently announced she needed a formal for the winter ball. "How about if we borrow a gown, dear?" I suggested hopefully...
Boldly Going Nowhere (02/07/03)
Being rich simply means having acquired much more wealth than others. If everyone is rich, no one is rich. First of all, there are several ways to never become rich. Avoid the following options: 1) Working for the government -- Good job security but no financial bonanza to be had here...
State Capitol Week in Review (02/07/03)
Legislative committees have endorsed bills to limit the amounts that juries may award in punitive damages in civil lawsuits, and to repeal the state's plans to deregulate the retail sales of electricity. House Bill 1038 is commonly known as the tort reform bill. ...
From my Front Porch (02/07/03)
Thinking I had a couple of years before having to contend with a prom-type event for my older daughter, I was completely blind-sided when Cinderella recently announced she needed a formal for the winter ball. "How about if we borrow a gown, dear?" I suggested hopefully...