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Stories from Thursday, February 20, 2003

Roork prepares for terror attack (02/20/03)
Fulton County Emergency Coordinator Albert Roork said he doesn't think terrorists would launch an attack directed at Salem, but the possibility exists the city could be selected as a safe haven for terrorists. Roork is also the Salem Police Chief. Roork attended an Anti-Terror-ism Task Force class Feb. 4 in Jonesboro...
Fun and Friends hires new director (02/20/03)
THAYER -- Officials with the Southwest Missouri Office on aging recently announced the hiring of Sheila Smith for the director position at Fun and Friends senior Center and Sue Scott as her assistant. Smith, a life-long resident of Thayer, attended Thayer High School. She is married to Bob Smith and the couple have two children, Nikki Clark and Roy Smith. They have one grandchild, Aleasha Clark, 6...
Calico Rock opposes consolidation (02/20/03)
Calico Rock City Council adopted a resolution Feb. 10 opposing Gov. Huckabee's reform plan to consolidate small schools with less than 1,500 students. The resolution was approved after Calico Rock School assistant superintendent Jerry Skidmore addressed the council concerning the governor's plan...
Retiring principal recalls fond memories of Alton (02/20/03)
ALTON -- Saying he has seen a lot of changes at Alton School in the last 50 years, Alton Elementary Principal Keith Combs submitted his resignation to the Alton School Board Feb. 13. In a written letter of resignation Combs began by saying he had been involved with the Alton School District since he started first grade in 1953. ...
Juveniles arrested in incident at Alton involving burglary (02/20/03)
ALTON -- Oregon County Sheriff Tim Ward has announced that two Alton juveniles have been arrested and charged with burglary and theft of property. Ward said Argo's, located about one mile west of Alton, was broken into during the early morning hours Feb. 5. The sheriff said entry was gained to the building by removing the bars on a window in the front of the building...
Benefit set for Brittany (02/20/03)
THAYER -- The Bobcat Booster Club will hold a benefit chili supper for Thayer High School student Brittany Allen. The supper will be held Feb. 21 from 5 to 8 p.m. in the Thayer High School Cafeteria. A full day to benefit Allen has been scheduled for Feb. ...
Fugitive captured after 5 months (02/20/03)
A fugitive who eluded authorities for five months after an attack on Izard County Sheriff Joe Martz has been captured. Ward Hendershott, 52, of Imboden was arrested Feb. 7 by the Arkansas State Police after he tried to flee again.Arkansas State Police Lt. Bobby Walker said Pardo Roberts with Crimes Against Children notified his office that Hendershott might be in the Bay area near Jonesboro...
MoDOT gives work, snow storm update (02/20/03)
OREGON COUNTY - Officials with the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) recently announced snow removal techniques and amounts of material used during the most recent snow fall in Oregon County. The storm began at Alton at 11:30 p.m. Feb. 5. Snow accumulations were approximately four inches ending the next day. Alton maintenance crews used approximately 10,400 gallons of salt brine to pretreat the routes and 14 yards of salt along with 120 yards of snow and ice mix to fight the storm...
Taylor interested in MS superintendent position (02/20/03)
MAMMOTH SPRING -- At the Jan. 30 Mammoth Spring School Board meeting, school board president Mark Taylor announced that the purpose of the meeting was to review applications submitted for the superintendent's position. It was decided that Feb. 3 would be the date set to interview the applicant...
Couch School Board: No summer school this year (02/20/03)
COUCH SCHOOL -- Members of the Couch School Board discused an issue concerning facility use insurance by groups and individuals who are not directly related to the school who are using school facilities. No action was taken by board members at the Feb. 11 school board metting concerning the insurance issues...
Singer's daughter to lease restaurant (02/20/03)
The daughter of Willie Nelson has signed a contract to lease the restaurant atop Turkey Mountain in Horseshoe Bend. MRID Commissioner Jim Thompson informed the Horseshoe Bend City Council Feb. 17 Diana Nelson has experience in the restaurant business and she hopes to bring entertainment to the little theater located in the facility upstairs. Thompson said he thought Nelson had been in the restaurant business in Eureka Springs...
Off road adventure ... (02/20/03)
Rescue workers gather above a wrecked Ford F150 Feb. 14 east of Salem. According to Arkansas State Police Cpl. K. Foley, the driver of this vehicle, Roy P. Shands, 59, of Olive Branch, Miss., was travelling east on Highway 62/412 when he "improperly passed" and struck a vehicle driven by Roger Miller, 33, of Pontotoc, Miss. ...
Tribal court judge volunteers time (02/20/03)
Chief James "Walks Tall" Shepherd, tribal court judge, announced at the Fulton County Hometown Health Coalition meeting Feb. 12 he would work with the committee on child abuse and domestic abuse programs. Shepherd travels across the United States attending seminars to help protect Native Americans. The tribal judge refers to himself as a peacemaker to help solve domestic problems...
Off road adventure ... (02/20/03)
Rescue workers gather above a wrecked Ford F150 Feb. 14 east of Salem. According to Arkansas State Police Cpl. K. Foley, the driver of this vehicle, Roy P. Shands, 59, of Olive Branch, Miss., was travelling east on Highway 62/412 when he "improperly passed" and struck a vehicle driven by Roger Miller, 33, of Pontotoc, Miss. ...
Roork prepares for terror attack (02/20/03)
Fulton County Emergency Coordinator Albert Roork said he doesn't think terrorists would launch an attack directed at Salem, but the possibility exists the city could be selected as a safe haven for terrorists. Roork is also the Salem Police Chief. Roork attended an Anti-Terror-ism Task Force class Feb. 4 in Jonesboro...
Taylor interested in MS superintendent position (02/20/03)
MAMMOTH SPRING -- At the Jan. 30 Mammoth Spring School Board meeting, school board president Mark Taylor announced that the purpose of the meeting was to review applications submitted for the superintendent's position. It was decided that Feb. 3 would be the date set to interview the applicant...
Juveniles arrested in incident at Alton involving burglary (02/20/03)
ALTON -- Oregon County Sheriff Tim Ward has announced that two Alton juveniles have been arrested and charged with burglary and theft of property. Ward said Argo's, located about one mile west of Alton, was broken into during the early morning hours Feb. 5. The sheriff said entry was gained to the building by removing the bars on a window in the front of the building...
Benefit set for Brittany (02/20/03)
THAYER -- The Bobcat Booster Club will hold a benefit chili supper for Thayer High School student Brittany Allen. The supper will be held Feb. 21 from 5 to 8 p.m. in the Thayer High School Cafeteria. A full day to benefit Allen has been scheduled for Feb. ...
Tribal court judge volunteers time (02/20/03)
Chief James "Walks Tall" Shepherd, tribal court judge, announced at the Fulton County Hometown Health Coalition meeting Feb. 12 he would work with the committee on child abuse and domestic abuse programs. Shepherd travels across the United States attending seminars to help protect Native Americans. The tribal judge refers to himself as a peacemaker to help solve domestic problems...
Calico Rock opposes consolidation (02/20/03)
Calico Rock City Council adopted a resolution Feb. 10 opposing Gov. Huckabee's reform plan to consolidate small schools with less than 1,500 students. The resolution was approved after Calico Rock School assistant superintendent Jerry Skidmore addressed the council concerning the governor's plan...
Retiring principal recalls fond memories of Alton (02/20/03)
ALTON -- Saying he has seen a lot of changes at Alton School in the last 50 years, Alton Elementary Principal Keith Combs submitted his resignation to the Alton School Board Feb. 13. In a written letter of resignation Combs began by saying he had been involved with the Alton School District since he started first grade in 1953. ...
Fun and Friends hires new director (02/20/03)
THAYER -- Officials with the Southwest Missouri Office on aging recently announced the hiring of Sheila Smith for the director position at Fun and Friends senior Center and Sue Scott as her assistant. Smith, a life-long resident of Thayer, attended Thayer High School. She is married to Bob Smith and the couple have two children, Nikki Clark and Roy Smith. They have one grandchild, Aleasha Clark, 6...
Fugitive captured after 5 months (02/20/03)
A fugitive who eluded authorities for five months after an attack on Izard County Sheriff Joe Martz has been captured. Ward Hendershott, 52, of Imboden was arrested Feb. 7 by the Arkansas State Police after he tried to flee again.Arkansas State Police Lt. Bobby Walker said Pardo Roberts with Crimes Against Children notified his office that Hendershott might be in the Bay area near Jonesboro...
Couch School Board: No summer school this year (02/20/03)
COUCH SCHOOL -- Members of the Couch School Board discused an issue concerning facility use insurance by groups and individuals who are not directly related to the school who are using school facilities. No action was taken by board members at the Feb. 11 school board metting concerning the insurance issues...
MoDOT gives work, snow storm update (02/20/03)
OREGON COUNTY - Officials with the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) recently announced snow removal techniques and amounts of material used during the most recent snow fall in Oregon County. The storm began at Alton at 11:30 p.m. Feb. 5. Snow accumulations were approximately four inches ending the next day. Alton maintenance crews used approximately 10,400 gallons of salt brine to pretreat the routes and 14 yards of salt along with 120 yards of snow and ice mix to fight the storm...
Singer's daughter to lease restaurant (02/20/03)
The daughter of Willie Nelson has signed a contract to lease the restaurant atop Turkey Mountain in Horseshoe Bend. MRID Commissioner Jim Thompson informed the Horseshoe Bend City Council Feb. 17 Diana Nelson has experience in the restaurant business and she hopes to bring entertainment to the little theater located in the facility upstairs. Thompson said he thought Nelson had been in the restaurant business in Eureka Springs...
UCA names honor students (02/20/03)
The University of Central Arkansas has named its presidential scholars and dean's list for the fall 2002 semester. The presidential scholar is UCA's designation for students who make a perfect 4 grade point average on at least 12 credit hours. Students who make a 3.5 grade point average on at least 12 credit hours are named to the list...
France, Fetherston continue at sea (02/20/03)
Navy Seaman Jesse O. France Jr., son of Jesse O. France Sr. of Cherokee Village, and Navy Lt. Robert D. Fetherston, whose wife, Pamela, is the daughter of Donna and Robert Turner of Cherokee Village, are currently on their fifth month of deployment while assigned to the amphibious assault ship USS Nassau, based in Norfolk, Va...
Reshape Yourself students lose 150 pounds in first two weeks (02/20/03)
The Reshape Yourself program sponsored by the Fulton County Extension office is off to a good start, according to MaLinda Taylor, Fulton County Extension Agent. Fifty people have enrolled in the program. In the first two weeks of class, the participants have lost a total of 152 pounds combined. That averages about 3 pounds per person...
Evelyn Sutherland celebrates 86 years (02/20/03)
Evelyn Sutherland of Mammoth Spring was surprised Feb. 8 on her 86th birthday by a gathering of her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren at her home. A birthday cake, punch doughnuts were served. Attending the birthday celebration were Damon and Evelyn Sutherland, Jerry and Mary Turner, Bob and Rita Turner, Don and Judy Smith, Dale and Pat Welch, Andy and Jan Wood, Perry, Jeneta and Jeremy Turner, Vicki, Kelsey and Payton Armstrong, Donna and James Paul Reed, Cindy, Kristy and Stacey Callahan and Tom Wood.. ...
King watercolors to be exhibited at ASUMH (02/20/03)
Local artist Roger King will exhibit 18 works at Arkansas State University Mountain Home Feb. 24-28. The exhibition will be held in the Gaston Lobby located on the second floor of Roller Hall. King will present a Gallery Talk Feb. 27 at 12:15 p.m. in the Gaston Lobby. The public is invited to join students and ASU Mountain Home faculty and staff for all activities...
Fry earns marketing certification (02/20/03)
Deborah Fry was recently awarded the certified financial marketing professional designation from the Institute of Certified Bankers, a nonprofit organization sponsored by the American Bankers Association in Washington, D.C. The designation is awarded to individuals who demonstrate excellence in the field of financial services marketing. ...
Stamp Out Smoking has toll-free Quitline (02/20/03)
The Stamp Out Smoking (SOS) Quitline began operation Jan. 13 to help the more than 500,000 Arkansas tobacco users break the habit. The Quitline's toll-free number is 866-NOW-QUIT. Stamp Out Smoking is a media and public relations campaign funded with portions of Arkansas' tobacco settlement money through the Arkansas Department of Health's Tobacco Prevention and Education Program. The SOS Quitline is a part of the campaign's new cessation program...
King watercolors to be exhibited at ASUMH (02/20/03)
Local artist Roger King will exhibit 18 works at Arkansas State University Mountain Home Feb. 24-28. The exhibition will be held in the Gaston Lobby located on the second floor of Roller Hall. King will present a Gallery Talk Feb. 27 at 12:15 p.m. in the Gaston Lobby. The public is invited to join students and ASU Mountain Home faculty and staff for all activities...
Fry earns marketing certification (02/20/03)
Deborah Fry was recently awarded the certified financial marketing professional designation from the Institute of Certified Bankers, a nonprofit organization sponsored by the American Bankers Association in Washington, D.C. The designation is awarded to individuals who demonstrate excellence in the field of financial services marketing. ...
Stamp Out Smoking has toll-free Quitline (02/20/03)
The Stamp Out Smoking (SOS) Quitline began operation Jan. 13 to help the more than 500,000 Arkansas tobacco users break the habit. The Quitline's toll-free number is 866-NOW-QUIT. Stamp Out Smoking is a media and public relations campaign funded with portions of Arkansas' tobacco settlement money through the Arkansas Department of Health's Tobacco Prevention and Education Program. The SOS Quitline is a part of the campaign's new cessation program...
Reshape Yourself students lose 150 pounds in first two weeks (02/20/03)
The Reshape Yourself program sponsored by the Fulton County Extension office is off to a good start, according to MaLinda Taylor, Fulton County Extension Agent. Fifty people have enrolled in the program. In the first two weeks of class, the participants have lost a total of 152 pounds combined. That averages about 3 pounds per person...
Evelyn Sutherland celebrates 86 years (02/20/03)
Evelyn Sutherland of Mammoth Spring was surprised Feb. 8 on her 86th birthday by a gathering of her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren at her home. A birthday cake, punch doughnuts were served. Attending the birthday celebration were Damon and Evelyn Sutherland, Jerry and Mary Turner, Bob and Rita Turner, Don and Judy Smith, Dale and Pat Welch, Andy and Jan Wood, Perry, Jeneta and Jeremy Turner, Vicki, Kelsey and Payton Armstrong, Donna and James Paul Reed, Cindy, Kristy and Stacey Callahan and Tom Wood.. ...
UCA names honor students (02/20/03)
The University of Central Arkansas has named its presidential scholars and dean's list for the fall 2002 semester. The presidential scholar is UCA's designation for students who make a perfect 4 grade point average on at least 12 credit hours. Students who make a 3.5 grade point average on at least 12 credit hours are named to the list...
France, Fetherston continue at sea (02/20/03)
Navy Seaman Jesse O. France Jr., son of Jesse O. France Sr. of Cherokee Village, and Navy Lt. Robert D. Fetherston, whose wife, Pamela, is the daughter of Donna and Robert Turner of Cherokee Village, are currently on their fifth month of deployment while assigned to the amphibious assault ship USS Nassau, based in Norfolk, Va...
Lady Indians roll over Dora (02/20/03)
The Couch Lady Indians improved to 12-3 on the year as they rolled over Dora 80-29 Feb. 10. April Redus led the Lady Indians with a game high 24 points, while Kim Labahn added 12 points.
Longhorns take care of their neighbors (02/20/03)
The defending Class A champion Viola Longhorns put the finishes on their regular season with a 61-39 win over the Salem Greyhounds Feb. 14. Both teams, with an eye on the post season just around the corner, came out sluggish in a game that saw plenty of banging, grabbing and free throws without much of an offensive rhythm...
Sloan-Hendrix sweeps 2AA-North Junior High District Tournament (02/20/03)
The Sloan-Hendrix junior Greyhounds made themselves right at home Feb. 15 in Salem as they swept the 2AA-North Junior High District Tournament, with the junior Lady Greyhounds defeating Mammoth Spring 51-42, and the junior Greyhounds claiming a 41-32 win over host Salem...
Comets eclipse century mark against Indians (02/20/03)
The numbers speak volumes when describing the Alton Comets' Feb. 13 matchup with the Couch Indians. Alton (17-2) logged five players in double figures, posted 40 field goals, including 11 3-pointers, and got 39 points off the bench as they kept the scoreboard spinning and rolled to a 110-42 victory over Couch...
Bearkatz cruise through regular season unscathed (02/20/03)
The Melbourne Bearkatz (33-0), ranked number one in Class AA and number 10 in the state overall rankings, continued their unbeaten season Feb. 11 with a 77-45 win over the Mount Pleasant Bluebirds. Melbourne set the tone for the game right from the start as Adam Hoskinds launched back-to-back 3-pointers to get the Bearkatz off to a fast 6-0 lead...
Sloan-Hendrix sweeps 2AA-North Junior High District Tournament (02/20/03)
The Sloan-Hendrix junior Greyhounds made themselves right at home Feb. 15 in Salem as they swept the 2AA-North Junior High District Tournament, with the junior Lady Greyhounds defeating Mammoth Spring 51-42, and the junior Greyhounds claiming a 41-32 win over host Salem...
Longhorns take care of their neighbors (02/20/03)
The defending Class A champion Viola Longhorns put the finishes on their regular season with a 61-39 win over the Salem Greyhounds Feb. 14. Both teams, with an eye on the post season just around the corner, came out sluggish in a game that saw plenty of banging, grabbing and free throws without much of an offensive rhythm...
Bearkatz cruise through regular season unscathed (02/20/03)
The Melbourne Bearkatz (33-0), ranked number one in Class AA and number 10 in the state overall rankings, continued their unbeaten season Feb. 11 with a 77-45 win over the Mount Pleasant Bluebirds. Melbourne set the tone for the game right from the start as Adam Hoskinds launched back-to-back 3-pointers to get the Bearkatz off to a fast 6-0 lead...
Comets eclipse century mark against Indians (02/20/03)
The numbers speak volumes when describing the Alton Comets' Feb. 13 matchup with the Couch Indians. Alton (17-2) logged five players in double figures, posted 40 field goals, including 11 3-pointers, and got 39 points off the bench as they kept the scoreboard spinning and rolled to a 110-42 victory over Couch...
Lady Indians roll over Dora (02/20/03)
The Couch Lady Indians improved to 12-3 on the year as they rolled over Dora 80-29 Feb. 10. April Redus led the Lady Indians with a game high 24 points, while Kim Labahn added 12 points.
Beulah Walker Jones (02/20/03)
Beulah Viola Walker Jones, 98, daughter of the late Wallace Walker and Lillie Cooper Walker Rush, was born Sept. 26, 1904, in Jumbo, Ark. She died Feb. 4, 2003, in Melbourne, Ark. She spent her life as a wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and a homemaker. She was united in marriage to Joseph Hanley Jones on May 3, 1924, in Newburg, Ark. Viola loved music. She was a long-time member of the Melbourne Chapter of the Eastern Star and a member of First Baptist Church of Melbourne...
Arthur Faulkenberry (02/20/03)
Arthur "Art" Foster Faulkenberry, 72, of Lathrop, Mo., died at his home Feb. 8, 2003. Born Aug. 1, 1930, in Salem, he was the son of Arthur and Lizzie Faulkenberry. He served in the United States Marie Corp during the Korean War. He was president and owner of B & E Trucking, Inc. for 30 years, until health reasons forced him to retire. He enjoyed his farm and cattle...
Robert Willis Coin (02/20/03)
Robert Willis Coin, age 75, of Alton, Mo. was born Sept. 29, 1927, in Portia, Ark., and passed away Feb. 6, at the Baxter Regional Medical Center in Mountain Home. Robert and his wife, Shirley owned and operated a dairy farm for many years. He was a wonderful husband, father and grandfather who loved the Lord. He very much enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren...
Stephen Eugene Stroud (02/20/03)
Stephen Eugene Stroud, 48, of Hot Springs Village, died Jan. 27, 2003, in Little Rock. Born March 28, 1954, in Batesville, he was the son of Arthur Ralph and Zelma Steele Stroud. He graduated from University of Arkansas in 1977 and played for the Arkansas Razorbacks basketball team from 1972-1977 under Coach Eddie Sutton, winning the NCAA championship. ...
J.W. James (02/20/03)
J.W. James, 83, of Cave City died Feb. 12, 2003, at the Veterans Hospital in Little Rock. Born April 22, 1919, at Mobley, he was the son of John Washington and Sarah Lee Rawlings James. He retired from the International Shoe Company in Batesville, was a U.S. Army Veteran of World War II, a member of the VFW and of the Baptist faith...
Frank J. Connelly III (02/20/03)
Frank J. Connelly III, son of the late Frank Joseph Connelly, II and Loretta Tierney Connelly, was born Oct. 13, 1932, in New York, N.Y. He died Feb. 10, 2003, in Melbourne, Ark. at the age of 70. Frank was united in marriage to Muriel Glaude July 9, 1977. During his working years, he was a professor, teaching at Eastern State University in Connecticut. He served in the United States Navy. Frank and Muriel moved to Melbourne from Connecticut 13 years ago...
Dorothy J. Clark (02/20/03)
Dorothy J. Clark, 94, of Cherokee Village, Ark., died Feb. 11, 2003, at Eastern Ozarks Health System in Cherokee Village. She was born May 12, 1908, in Williamsville, Ill., the daughter of the late Leona Huber Kimler and Fred Kimler. She was a homemaker and a member of United Methodist Church of Hardy...
William Kercheval (02/20/03)
William Leroy Kercheval, 55, of Myrtle, Mo. died Feb. 10, 2003, at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains. He was born Sept. 18, 1947, at Decatur, Ill., the son of Annalee Clayton Kercheval and the late Roscoe Kercheval. On Feb. 14, 1978, he was married at Lawndale, Calif. to Terri J. Jones. He was a veteran having served during the Vietnam Conflict with the United States Army...
Bernice Roper Arnold (02/20/03)
Bernice Isabelle Roper Arnold, 88, daughter of the late Joseph Bonapart and Jennie Ruth Nimmo Roper was born June 8, 1914, at Viola. She died Feb. 8, 2003, at Independence, Mo. She was united in marriage to Johnnie Mylo Arnold on May 15, 1932, at Viola, and to this union a daughter was born. She spent her working years as a wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, great-great-grandmother and a homemaker. Bernice was a member of Salem First Baptist Church...
Joseph William Culhane (02/20/03)
Joseph William Culhane, 67, of Cherokee Village died Feb. 4, 2003 at Baptist Health Center in Little Rock. Born Nov. 14, 1935, in Chicago, he was the son of Thomas Culhane and Agnes Cline Culhane. He was married to Carol McDonald Oct. 25, 1958 in Chicago. ...
John Alvin Bird (02/20/03)
John Alvin Bird, 82, of Cherokee Village, died Feb. 10, 2003, at Baxter Regional Medical Center in Mountain Home. He was born to John Barnard and Martha Kletka Bird on Jan. 22, 1921, in New Carlisle, Ind. He was a veteran of the Indiana Army Air Corps National Guard; worked as a clay modeler for Studebaker and then General Motors, retiring in 1989, as the director of the Exterior Design Department for Buick (the first generation Buick Riviera was among the designs)...
Sarah Emyla Matthews (02/20/03)
Sarah Emyla Augusta McGlothlin Matthews, 95, of Viola, daughter of the late George Roberts and Laura Francis Young Roberts was born Aug. 21, 1907, in Elizabeth, Ark. She died Feb. 7, 2003, at Fulton County Hospital in Salem. She was united in marriage to William McGlothlin on Dec. ...
Helen Freeman Foster (02/20/03)
Helen Freeman Foster, 88, daughter of the late Joseph Benton and Minnie Jane Parrot Dial, was born June 21, 1914, in Heber Springs, Ark. She died Feb. 10, 2003 in Mountain Home, Ark. She was united in marriage to Alfred Herman Freeman and to this union a daughter was born...
Edward Keith Mauldin (02/20/03)
Edward Keith Mauldin, 59, of Des Peres, Mo., formerly of Alton, Mo., died Feb. 12, 2003 at his home. He was born March 22, 1943, in Alton, the son of James Walter and Mable Shouse Mauldin. He served in the U.S. Army, and was in Germany from 1963 to 1965. He was a golf course manager at Crystal Lake Country Club in St. Louis for several years...
John Franklin Glawe (02/20/03)
John Franklin Glawe, 98, died Feb. 3, 2003, at Hearthstone Manor where he had lived for the past six years. Born Jan. 29, 1905, in Cherry Valley, Ill., he was the son of Frank A. Glawe and Kate Baumgarden Glawe. He graduated from high school in Monroe Center, Ill., and graduated college at Mount Morris College in Mount Morris, Ill. He received his master's degree in entomology at Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa...
Leroy Arthur Swan (02/20/03)
Leroy Arthur Swan, 79, of Cherokee Village, died Feb. 10, 2003, at Baxter Regional Medical Center in Mountain Home. Born Nov. 24, 1923, in Aberdeen, S.D., he worked as a railroad engineer for Burlington-Northern Railroad before retiring. He was a veteran of the United States Navy, having served during World War II. He moved to Cherokee Village eight years ago from Aurora, Ill. He was a lifetime member of the VFW., and was of the Lutheran faith...
Ernest O. Wood (02/20/03)
Ernest O. Wood, son of the late James and Mary Geneva Vincent Wood, was born on April 14, 1908, in Koshkonong, Mo. He died Feb. 10, 2003, in Batesville, Ark. at the age of 94 years. Ernest was united in marriage to Mary Wilkison Nov. 6, 1937, in Puxico, Mo. To this union two daughters were born. After Mary's death in 1980, he married Mary Martin...
Beulah Walker Jones (02/20/03)
Beulah Viola Walker Jones, 98, daughter of the late Wallace Walker and Lillie Cooper Walker Rush, was born Sept. 26, 1904, in Jumbo, Ark. She died Feb. 4, 2003, in Melbourne, Ark. She spent her life as a wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and a homemaker. She was united in marriage to Joseph Hanley Jones on May 3, 1924, in Newburg, Ark. Viola loved music. She was a long-time member of the Melbourne Chapter of the Eastern Star and a member of First Baptist Church of Melbourne...
Joseph William Culhane (02/20/03)
Joseph William Culhane, 67, of Cherokee Village died Feb. 4, 2003 at Baptist Health Center in Little Rock. Born Nov. 14, 1935, in Chicago, he was the son of Thomas Culhane and Agnes Cline Culhane. He was married to Carol McDonald Oct. 25, 1958 in Chicago. ...
Robert Willis Coin (02/20/03)
Robert Willis Coin, age 75, of Alton, Mo. was born Sept. 29, 1927, in Portia, Ark., and passed away Feb. 6, at the Baxter Regional Medical Center in Mountain Home. Robert and his wife, Shirley owned and operated a dairy farm for many years. He was a wonderful husband, father and grandfather who loved the Lord. He very much enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren...
Dorothy J. Clark (02/20/03)
Dorothy J. Clark, 94, of Cherokee Village, Ark., died Feb. 11, 2003, at Eastern Ozarks Health System in Cherokee Village. She was born May 12, 1908, in Williamsville, Ill., the daughter of the late Leona Huber Kimler and Fred Kimler. She was a homemaker and a member of United Methodist Church of Hardy...
William Kercheval (02/20/03)
William Leroy Kercheval, 55, of Myrtle, Mo. died Feb. 10, 2003, at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains. He was born Sept. 18, 1947, at Decatur, Ill., the son of Annalee Clayton Kercheval and the late Roscoe Kercheval. On Feb. 14, 1978, he was married at Lawndale, Calif. to Terri J. Jones. He was a veteran having served during the Vietnam Conflict with the United States Army...
Bernice Roper Arnold (02/20/03)
Bernice Isabelle Roper Arnold, 88, daughter of the late Joseph Bonapart and Jennie Ruth Nimmo Roper was born June 8, 1914, at Viola. She died Feb. 8, 2003, at Independence, Mo. She was united in marriage to Johnnie Mylo Arnold on May 15, 1932, at Viola, and to this union a daughter was born. She spent her working years as a wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, great-great-grandmother and a homemaker. Bernice was a member of Salem First Baptist Church...
Helen Freeman Foster (02/20/03)
Helen Freeman Foster, 88, daughter of the late Joseph Benton and Minnie Jane Parrot Dial, was born June 21, 1914, in Heber Springs, Ark. She died Feb. 10, 2003 in Mountain Home, Ark. She was united in marriage to Alfred Herman Freeman and to this union a daughter was born...
Frank J. Connelly III (02/20/03)
Frank J. Connelly III, son of the late Frank Joseph Connelly, II and Loretta Tierney Connelly, was born Oct. 13, 1932, in New York, N.Y. He died Feb. 10, 2003, in Melbourne, Ark. at the age of 70. Frank was united in marriage to Muriel Glaude July 9, 1977. During his working years, he was a professor, teaching at Eastern State University in Connecticut. He served in the United States Navy. Frank and Muriel moved to Melbourne from Connecticut 13 years ago...
John Alvin Bird (02/20/03)
John Alvin Bird, 82, of Cherokee Village, died Feb. 10, 2003, at Baxter Regional Medical Center in Mountain Home. He was born to John Barnard and Martha Kletka Bird on Jan. 22, 1921, in New Carlisle, Ind. He was a veteran of the Indiana Army Air Corps National Guard; worked as a clay modeler for Studebaker and then General Motors, retiring in 1989, as the director of the Exterior Design Department for Buick (the first generation Buick Riviera was among the designs)...
Arthur Faulkenberry (02/20/03)
Arthur "Art" Foster Faulkenberry, 72, of Lathrop, Mo., died at his home Feb. 8, 2003. Born Aug. 1, 1930, in Salem, he was the son of Arthur and Lizzie Faulkenberry. He served in the United States Marie Corp during the Korean War. He was president and owner of B & E Trucking, Inc. for 30 years, until health reasons forced him to retire. He enjoyed his farm and cattle...
Stephen Eugene Stroud (02/20/03)
Stephen Eugene Stroud, 48, of Hot Springs Village, died Jan. 27, 2003, in Little Rock. Born March 28, 1954, in Batesville, he was the son of Arthur Ralph and Zelma Steele Stroud. He graduated from University of Arkansas in 1977 and played for the Arkansas Razorbacks basketball team from 1972-1977 under Coach Eddie Sutton, winning the NCAA championship. ...
J.W. James (02/20/03)
J.W. James, 83, of Cave City died Feb. 12, 2003, at the Veterans Hospital in Little Rock. Born April 22, 1919, at Mobley, he was the son of John Washington and Sarah Lee Rawlings James. He retired from the International Shoe Company in Batesville, was a U.S. Army Veteran of World War II, a member of the VFW and of the Baptist faith...
Edward Keith Mauldin (02/20/03)
Edward Keith Mauldin, 59, of Des Peres, Mo., formerly of Alton, Mo., died Feb. 12, 2003 at his home. He was born March 22, 1943, in Alton, the son of James Walter and Mable Shouse Mauldin. He served in the U.S. Army, and was in Germany from 1963 to 1965. He was a golf course manager at Crystal Lake Country Club in St. Louis for several years...
Leroy Arthur Swan (02/20/03)
Leroy Arthur Swan, 79, of Cherokee Village, died Feb. 10, 2003, at Baxter Regional Medical Center in Mountain Home. Born Nov. 24, 1923, in Aberdeen, S.D., he worked as a railroad engineer for Burlington-Northern Railroad before retiring. He was a veteran of the United States Navy, having served during World War II. He moved to Cherokee Village eight years ago from Aurora, Ill. He was a lifetime member of the VFW., and was of the Lutheran faith...
Sarah Emyla Matthews (02/20/03)
Sarah Emyla Augusta McGlothlin Matthews, 95, of Viola, daughter of the late George Roberts and Laura Francis Young Roberts was born Aug. 21, 1907, in Elizabeth, Ark. She died Feb. 7, 2003, at Fulton County Hospital in Salem. She was united in marriage to William McGlothlin on Dec. ...
Ernest O. Wood (02/20/03)
Ernest O. Wood, son of the late James and Mary Geneva Vincent Wood, was born on April 14, 1908, in Koshkonong, Mo. He died Feb. 10, 2003, in Batesville, Ark. at the age of 94 years. Ernest was united in marriage to Mary Wilkison Nov. 6, 1937, in Puxico, Mo. To this union two daughters were born. After Mary's death in 1980, he married Mary Martin...
John Franklin Glawe (02/20/03)
John Franklin Glawe, 98, died Feb. 3, 2003, at Hearthstone Manor where he had lived for the past six years. Born Jan. 29, 1905, in Cherry Valley, Ill., he was the son of Frank A. Glawe and Kate Baumgarden Glawe. He graduated from high school in Monroe Center, Ill., and graduated college at Mount Morris College in Mount Morris, Ill. He received his master's degree in entomology at Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa...
Thalen McDaniel Wright (02/20/03)
Jeffery and Tressa Wright of Lees Summit, Mo., have announced the birth of their son, Thalen McDaniel Wright, Jan. 30, 2003, at Research Center in Kansas City, Mo. He weighed 6 pounds, 15 ounces, and was 22 inches long. Grandparents are Wayne and Judy Wright of Alton, and Gary and Joyce Ginter of Boonville, Mo...
Thalen McDaniel Wright (02/20/03)
Jeffery and Tressa Wright of Lees Summit, Mo., have announced the birth of their son, Thalen McDaniel Wright, Jan. 30, 2003, at Research Center in Kansas City, Mo. He weighed 6 pounds, 15 ounces, and was 22 inches long. Grandparents are Wayne and Judy Wright of Alton, and Gary and Joyce Ginter of Boonville, Mo...
Clayton, Shields to unite in marriage (02/20/03)
Brandy Nicole Clayton and John Warren Shields Jr., both of Jonesboro, have announced their engagement and approaching marriage. The bride-elect is the daughter of Tracy and Melody Clayton of Jonesboro. She is the granddaughter of Jimmy and Betty McClain of Selmer, Tenn., and Robert and Scottie Clayton of Walnut, Miss...
Clayton, Shields to unite in marriage (02/20/03)
Brandy Nicole Clayton and John Warren Shields Jr., both of Jonesboro, have announced their engagement and approaching marriage. The bride-elect is the daughter of Tracy and Melody Clayton of Jonesboro. She is the granddaughter of Jimmy and Betty McClain of Selmer, Tenn., and Robert and Scottie Clayton of Walnut, Miss...
Davises to mark 60 years (02/20/03)
Kenneth and Margaret Davis of Hardy will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary March 5. Their children are Peggy Rogers of Thayer, Alice Young of Hardy, Elizabeth Russell of El Paso, Texas, and John Davis of Star City. No celebration is planned.
Davises to mark 60 years (02/20/03)
Kenneth and Margaret Davis of Hardy will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary March 5. Their children are Peggy Rogers of Thayer, Alice Young of Hardy, Elizabeth Russell of El Paso, Texas, and John Davis of Star City. No celebration is planned.
View From The Fence (02/20/03)
I used to love snow days. I would stock up with good snow food and eagerly await the first snowflake. I was as bad as my children when it came to watching the weather channel and tracking the snow. The day always seemed to hold a little magic for me...
From my Front Porch (02/20/03)
As a first grader struggling to learn how to handle the combined worlds of phonics and sight-reading, I enjoyed trying to read aloud the words on road signs. It didn't matter where our family was traveling or how long we had been on the road; I was always happy to narrate the trip...
Boldly Going Nowhere (02/20/03)
Valentine's Day was a few days ago, once again reminding me of my endless search for female companionship. In the interest of brevity, public relations and potential litigation, the following series of events is meant to demonstrate the futility of my search rather than expose precise details...
View From The Fence (02/20/03)
I used to love snow days. I would stock up with good snow food and eagerly await the first snowflake. I was as bad as my children when it came to watching the weather channel and tracking the snow. The day always seemed to hold a little magic for me...
Boldly Going Nowhere (02/20/03)
Valentine's Day was a few days ago, once again reminding me of my endless search for female companionship. In the interest of brevity, public relations and potential litigation, the following series of events is meant to demonstrate the futility of my search rather than expose precise details...
From my Front Porch (02/20/03)
As a first grader struggling to learn how to handle the combined worlds of phonics and sight-reading, I enjoyed trying to read aloud the words on road signs. It didn't matter where our family was traveling or how long we had been on the road; I was always happy to narrate the trip...