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Stories from Thursday, July 17, 2003

Work to begin on new school at Thayer (07/17/03)
THAYER -- The site is ready. It is level and has been tested. Thayer Superintendent Bill Garrison said the construction of the new Thayer Elementary School could begin as early as the end of this week. General contractor Travis Snelling from Forsyth, Mo., was hired June 30 as the contractor for the project. The final plans for the building project were finalized at the July 10 Thayer School Board meeting...
OC school districts face revenue loss (07/17/03)
OREGON COUNTY -- Missouri Gov. Bob Holden vowed recently to seek revenue enhancements for education at the Legislature's annual veto session in September. This comes after the governor's long and bitter standoff with the Republican-controlled Legislature over public education funding...
Soldier injured in Baghdad explosion (07/17/03)
Jared Rhine, 26, a member of the 1139th Missouri Army National Guard of Harrisonville, was injured following an explosion June 30 during night patrol in Baghdad, said his aunt, Vicky Bassham of Salem. His mother, Phyllis Rhine of Caulfield, Mo., said her son's unit was on patrol when a grenade or bomb exploded, knocking him unconscious. He is a gunner who rides on the back of military vehicles...
MS sidewalks pass inspection (07/17/03)
State inspectors recently visited Mammoth Spring and approved the recent sidewalk construction that has been done in the city. According to Mammoth Spring Mayor Jean Pace, not only did the sidewalks pass inspection but state inspector Rodney Satterwaite said the sidewalk construction would be a benchmark for future sidewalk construction in the state...
Oxford may weed out overgrown yards (07/17/03)
Oxford citizens expressed concern about property upkeep in the city at last week's city council meeting. An ordinance to control weeds is still wanted by Councilman Greg Stuart and Oxford residents. Last month Stuart raised the topic of fining people who had high grass and would not mow their lawn. ...
Jury sends man to jail for injuring officer (07/17/03)
A Fulton County jury found Doug Hodges, 38, of Dolph, guilty of third-degree battery July 8 for attacking Salem police officer Charles D. Bost. He was sentenced to one year in the Fulton County jail. The verdict stemmed from an incident Feb. 8, 2002, when Fulton County officers David Estes and Brad Schaufler were involved in a high speed chase north of Viola on gravel roads...
Fatality (07/17/03)
Fulton County Coroner Steve Barker examines the body of a Mountain Home woman who was killed in a one-vehicle accident July 11 on Highway 62/412 five miles east of Salem. Barbara G. Stone, 55, died after she lost control of the 2000 Chevrolet Blazer she was driving. ...
Manhunt ends in husband's arrest (07/17/03)
The manhunt for a Horseshoe Bend man wanted for brutally assaulting his wife ended when he was arrested July 10. Robert Sanders, 34, was arrested after Horseshoe Bend Police Chief Fred Mitchell alerted surrounding authorities to be on the lookout for Sanders who had fled after his wife, Heather, was hospitalized for injuries he had allegedly inflicted on her...
Ozark Action to hold Back to School Fair at Alton (07/17/03)
ALTON -- Ozark Action Inc. will hold the Oregon County Back to School Fair Aug. 4 at Alton Elementary School's Multipurpose Building. The fair will be held from 10 a.m. to noon and from 1 to 3 p.m. The goal of the program is to help low income children in the county in kindergarten through eighth grade with school supplies. The program will be serving the children who attend the four Oregon County schools of Alton R-IV, Couch R-I, Oregon-Howell R-III (Koshkonong) and Thayer R-II...
MS businesses to hold grand openings this week (07/17/03)
MAMMOTH SPRING -- Several new and recently purchased businesses in the Mammoth Spring area will hold grand opening July 17 and July 18. Mammoth Florists was recently bought by Chyrl Williams. It is located at 271 Main Street and is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m...
New Mammoth Spring sidewalks pass state inspection (07/17/03)
MAMMOTH SPRING -- State inspectors recently visited Mammoth Spring and approved the recent sidewalk construction that has been done in the city. According to Mammoth Spring Mayor Jean Pace, not only did the sidewalks pass inspection but state inspector Rodney Satterwaite said the sidewalk construction would be a benchmark for future sidewalk construction in the state...
Funds headed to Mark Twain to fight dope (07/17/03)
OREGON COUNTY -- It was announced last week that the 2004 Interior Appropriations Act has passed in the United States House of Representative. It contains a $500,000 provision requested by 8th District Congresswoman Jo Ann Emerson. Emerson has said the funds will be used to fight meth in the Mark Twain National Forest...
Funds headed to Mark Twain to fight dope (07/17/03)
OREGON COUNTY -- It was announced last week that the 2004 Interior Appropriations Act has passed in the United States House of Representative. It contains a $500,000 provision requested by 8th District Congresswoman Jo Ann Emerson. Emerson has said the funds will be used to fight meth in the Mark Twain National Forest...
Jury sends man to jail for injuring officer (07/17/03)
A Fulton County jury found Doug Hodges, 38, of Dolph, guilty of third-degree battery July 8 for attacking Salem police officer Charles D. Bost. He was sentenced to one year in the Fulton County jail. The verdict stemmed from an incident Feb. 8, 2002, when Fulton County officers David Estes and Brad Schaufler were involved in a high speed chase north of Viola on gravel roads...
MS sidewalks pass inspection (07/17/03)
State inspectors recently visited Mammoth Spring and approved the recent sidewalk construction that has been done in the city. According to Mammoth Spring Mayor Jean Pace, not only did the sidewalks pass inspection but state inspector Rodney Satterwaite said the sidewalk construction would be a benchmark for future sidewalk construction in the state...
Soldier injured in Baghdad explosion (07/17/03)
Jared Rhine, 26, a member of the 1139th Missouri Army National Guard of Harrisonville, was injured following an explosion June 30 during night patrol in Baghdad, said his aunt, Vicky Bassham of Salem. His mother, Phyllis Rhine of Caulfield, Mo., said her son's unit was on patrol when a grenade or bomb exploded, knocking him unconscious. He is a gunner who rides on the back of military vehicles...
OC school districts face revenue loss (07/17/03)
OREGON COUNTY -- Missouri Gov. Bob Holden vowed recently to seek revenue enhancements for education at the Legislature's annual veto session in September. This comes after the governor's long and bitter standoff with the Republican-controlled Legislature over public education funding...
Work to begin on new school at Thayer (07/17/03)
THAYER -- The site is ready. It is level and has been tested. Thayer Superintendent Bill Garrison said the construction of the new Thayer Elementary School could begin as early as the end of this week. General contractor Travis Snelling from Forsyth, Mo., was hired June 30 as the contractor for the project. The final plans for the building project were finalized at the July 10 Thayer School Board meeting...
Ozark Action to hold Back to School Fair at Alton (07/17/03)
ALTON -- Ozark Action Inc. will hold the Oregon County Back to School Fair Aug. 4 at Alton Elementary School's Multipurpose Building. The fair will be held from 10 a.m. to noon and from 1 to 3 p.m. The goal of the program is to help low income children in the county in kindergarten through eighth grade with school supplies. The program will be serving the children who attend the four Oregon County schools of Alton R-IV, Couch R-I, Oregon-Howell R-III (Koshkonong) and Thayer R-II...
MS businesses to hold grand openings this week (07/17/03)
MAMMOTH SPRING -- Several new and recently purchased businesses in the Mammoth Spring area will hold grand opening July 17 and July 18. Mammoth Florists was recently bought by Chyrl Williams. It is located at 271 Main Street and is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m...
New Mammoth Spring sidewalks pass state inspection (07/17/03)
MAMMOTH SPRING -- State inspectors recently visited Mammoth Spring and approved the recent sidewalk construction that has been done in the city. According to Mammoth Spring Mayor Jean Pace, not only did the sidewalks pass inspection but state inspector Rodney Satterwaite said the sidewalk construction would be a benchmark for future sidewalk construction in the state...
Fatality (07/17/03)
Fulton County Coroner Steve Barker examines the body of a Mountain Home woman who was killed in a one-vehicle accident July 11 on Highway 62/412 five miles east of Salem. Barbara G. Stone, 55, died after she lost control of the 2000 Chevrolet Blazer she was driving. ...
Manhunt ends in husband's arrest (07/17/03)
The manhunt for a Horseshoe Bend man wanted for brutally assaulting his wife ended when he was arrested July 10. Robert Sanders, 34, was arrested after Horseshoe Bend Police Chief Fred Mitchell alerted surrounding authorities to be on the lookout for Sanders who had fled after his wife, Heather, was hospitalized for injuries he had allegedly inflicted on her...
Oxford may weed out overgrown yards (07/17/03)
Oxford citizens expressed concern about property upkeep in the city at last week's city council meeting. An ordinance to control weeds is still wanted by Councilman Greg Stuart and Oxford residents. Last month Stuart raised the topic of fining people who had high grass and would not mow their lawn. ...
Ozarka student, cancer survivor receives Jungmeyer scholarship (07/17/03)
Armilda Peterson, an Ozarka College student from Cave City, is among 28 pediatric cancer survivors selected to receive Dennis Jungmeyer Scholarships valued at $2,500 each and awarded by the CARTI Foundation in Little Rock. Presented annually to current or former CARTI pediatric cancer patients, the scholarships are named in honor of North Little Rock resident Dennis Jungmeyer, a CARTI Foundation Board member and a cancer survivor...
USAF promotes Miller (07/17/03)
Terry R. Miller has been selected for promotion to the rank of lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Air Force. Miller is the military personnel division chief for Headquarters, 11th Wing at Bolling Air Force Base at Washington, D.C. He has been selected to command the 9th Mission Support Squadron at Beale Air Force Base at Marysville, Calif...
Moore, Scrivener to wed (07/17/03)
Jean Marie Moore and Cody Stewart Scrivener will exchange marriage vows at 6 p.m. July 18 at Salem City Park. The bride-elect is the daughter of Leroy Moore and Doris Montgomery of Mitchell, Ark. The prospective groom's parents are Steven Scrivener of Navasota, Texas, and Dana Newman of Byron, Ark...
Ozarka student, cancer survivor receives Jungmeyer scholarship (07/17/03)
Armilda Peterson, an Ozarka College student from Cave City, is among 28 pediatric cancer survivors selected to receive Dennis Jungmeyer Scholarships valued at $2,500 each and awarded by the CARTI Foundation in Little Rock. Presented annually to current or former CARTI pediatric cancer patients, the scholarships are named in honor of North Little Rock resident Dennis Jungmeyer, a CARTI Foundation Board member and a cancer survivor...
USAF promotes Miller (07/17/03)
Terry R. Miller has been selected for promotion to the rank of lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Air Force. Miller is the military personnel division chief for Headquarters, 11th Wing at Bolling Air Force Base at Washington, D.C. He has been selected to command the 9th Mission Support Squadron at Beale Air Force Base at Marysville, Calif...
Moore, Scrivener to wed (07/17/03)
Jean Marie Moore and Cody Stewart Scrivener will exchange marriage vows at 6 p.m. July 18 at Salem City Park. The bride-elect is the daughter of Leroy Moore and Doris Montgomery of Mitchell, Ark. The prospective groom's parents are Steven Scrivener of Navasota, Texas, and Dana Newman of Byron, Ark...
Thayer swims to third-place finish in Houston meet (07/17/03)
The Thayer swim team finished a recent meet at Houston by taking third place. Lebannon took top honors with 563 points, followed by Houston with 347, and Thayer with 336. Cabool came in fourth with 332, and Marshfield rounded out the field in fifth place with 271 points. Individual results follow:...
Pioneer Saddle Club slates ranch rodeo (07/17/03)
Pioneer Saddle Club in West Plains will hold a ranch rodeo at 7 p.m. July 19. A ranch rodeo consists of teams of three cowboys competing in a series of events, including team penning, wild cow milking, chute dogging, steer riding, calf branding and a pickup race. The cowboys must have a broad range of skills, including horsemanship, roping, riding and all-around toughness in order to be successful in these events...
Local powerlifter earns bronze at World Games (07/17/03)
Athletes' minds are capable of snapping pictures of certain moments or specific plays, images that remain vivid throughout their career, and even into retirement as they relate tales of past glories as if they happened just yesterday. For Dottie Zimmermann of Evening Shade, there's little doubt about what she'll remember most about being a competitor in the 11th Special Olympic World Summer Games that were held June 16-29 in Dublin, Ireland...
Young Cardinal storms through big leagues (07/17/03)
I have to admit, I'm not much of a Major League Baseball fan anymore. I guess all the work stoppages and acrimony between the players and owners has gotten to me. Sure, I used to enjoy playing Little League and Babe Ruth ball, emulating my favorite players from Cincinnati's Big Red Machine or the Oakland Athletics of Reggie Jackson, Vida Blue and Sal Bando (my personal favorite) every time I stepped onto the diamond...
Permanent trout, duck permits on sale (07/17/03)
The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission has begun the sale of permanent trout and waterfowl permits to resident sportsmen 65 years of age or older on July 16. The new permits were approved in the recent Arkansas legislative session. To be eligible for the permits, sportsmen must already possess or be eligible for a 65+ lifetime fishing, hunting or combination license. ...
Thayer swims to third-place finish in Houston meet (07/17/03)
The Thayer swim team finished a recent meet at Houston by taking third place. Lebannon took top honors with 563 points, followed by Houston with 347, and Thayer with 336. Cabool came in fourth with 332, and Marshfield rounded out the field in fifth place with 271 points. Individual results follow:...
Permanent trout, duck permits on sale (07/17/03)
The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission has begun the sale of permanent trout and waterfowl permits to resident sportsmen 65 years of age or older on July 16. The new permits were approved in the recent Arkansas legislative session. To be eligible for the permits, sportsmen must already possess or be eligible for a 65+ lifetime fishing, hunting or combination license. ...
Young Cardinal storms through big leagues (07/17/03)
I have to admit, I'm not much of a Major League Baseball fan anymore. I guess all the work stoppages and acrimony between the players and owners has gotten to me. Sure, I used to enjoy playing Little League and Babe Ruth ball, emulating my favorite players from Cincinnati's Big Red Machine or the Oakland Athletics of Reggie Jackson, Vida Blue and Sal Bando (my personal favorite) every time I stepped onto the diamond...
Local powerlifter earns bronze at World Games (07/17/03)
Athletes' minds are capable of snapping pictures of certain moments or specific plays, images that remain vivid throughout their career, and even into retirement as they relate tales of past glories as if they happened just yesterday. For Dottie Zimmermann of Evening Shade, there's little doubt about what she'll remember most about being a competitor in the 11th Special Olympic World Summer Games that were held June 16-29 in Dublin, Ireland...
Pioneer Saddle Club slates ranch rodeo (07/17/03)
Pioneer Saddle Club in West Plains will hold a ranch rodeo at 7 p.m. July 19. A ranch rodeo consists of teams of three cowboys competing in a series of events, including team penning, wild cow milking, chute dogging, steer riding, calf branding and a pickup race. The cowboys must have a broad range of skills, including horsemanship, roping, riding and all-around toughness in order to be successful in these events...
John Ciszewski (07/17/03)
John Harold Ciszewski, 65, of Mammoth Spring died July 7, 2003, at his home. Born June 14, 1938, at Chicago, he was the son of John and Edna Halsten Ciszewski from Sarasota, Fla. He served 27 years with the Chicago Police Department. Survivors include his wife, JoAnn Ciszewski of Mammoth Spring, Ark.; a son, John R. ...
Les Adam (07/17/03)
Les Adam, 60, of Cherokee Village died July 5, 2003, at St. Bernard's Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born July 2, 1943, in Wetonka, S.D., he was the son of Viola Melhoff and Fred Adam. He founded AZ Industries in Temecula, Calif., which had been in operation for several years before moving the operation to Highland in December 1989. It is still in operation today...
Laverne Joseph Lau (07/17/03)
Laverne Joseph Lau, 89, of Cherokee Village died July 8, 2003, at St. Joseph's Hospital in Hot Springs, Ark. Born Aug. 11, 1913, in Harvey, Ill., the son of Emil Otto Lau and Theresa Cuddigan Lau. He married Marion Gibson Oct. 7, 1939, in Harvey. He retired after 45 years as a machinist for Wyman-Gordon Company in Harvey. ...
James "Jim" Harris Jr. (07/17/03)
James "Jim" Edward Harris Jr., 87, of Cherokee Village, died July 12, 2003, at White River Medical Center in Batesville, Ark. Mr. Harris was born in Winona, Minn. on Sept. 10, 1915. He served in the United States Navy as an aviation structural mechanic and worked 38 years as a production supervisor for the United States Navy in Alameda, Calif., before moving to Cherokee Village in 1976. ...
Joyce Jean Roper (07/17/03)
Joyce Jean Roper, 69, of Farmington, Mo., daughter of Alice Alderson Roper and Elmer Roper was born Sept. 17, 1933, at Viola, Ark. She died July 9, 2003, at Farmington. She spent her working years as an assembly line packer for Vi-Jon in St. Louis. She was of the Baptist faith...
Ray Roy Bresee (07/17/03)
Ray Roy Edward Bresee, 56, of Thayer, Mo., was born Jan. 13, 1947, in Humboldt, Kan., and passed away July 5, 2003, at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains, Mo. Survivors include his wife, Melissa, of the the home; six children -- Jamie Wheat of Pampa, Texas, Melvin Miller of Mammoth Spring, Ark., Natasha Miller of Oklahoma City, Okla., Tyler Ray Chalky Bresee, Heath Edward Bresee and Shania Ann Bresee, all of Thayer; two brothers -- Melvin Bresee of Joplin, Mo., Gene Bresee of Thayer, Mo; two sisters -- Rosa Jones of Iola, Kan., Jenny Bresee of Coffeyville, Kan.; five grandchildren -- O. ...
Joseph Pointon Jr. (07/17/03)
Joesph Bentz Pointon Jr., son of the late Joseph Bentz Pointon and Gertrude Iola Antrim Pointon was born June 13,1924 at Stillwell, Ind. He died July 9, 2003, at Mountain Home, Ark., at the age of 79. He married Mary Helen Disbrow Dec. 25, 1942, at LaPorte, Ind., and to this union six children were born. He spent his working years as a husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather...
Nina Jean Carter (07/17/03)
Nina Jean Campbell Carter, 64, of Batesville died July 8, 2003, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. Born July 30, 1938, at Sandtown, Ark. She was the daughter of Earnest C. and Belva E. Hastings Campbell. She was a homemaker and a member of Pool's Chapel Free Will Baptist Church...
Betty Jean Diesposti (07/17/03)
Betty Jean Diesposti of Mesquite, Texas, formerly of Mammoth Spring, Ark., died July 1, 2003. Born January 20, 1933 at Mammoth Spring, she was the daughter of George and Ruth Charlton Ball. She was a member of the Church of Christ. Survivors include two sons -- Robert Ball of Hialeah, Fla., and Buddy Dean Ball of Kansas City, Mo.; two daughters -- Sheri Diesposti and Cindy Weatherford, both of Mesquite, Tx; a brother -- Gray Ball, Jr. ...
Larry Eugene Sanders (07/17/03)
Larry Eugene Sanders, 50, of Hardy, Ark., died July 8, 2003, at his home. Born Sept. 15, 1952, he was the son of Ida Mae McDaniel Sanders of Hardy and the late Eugene Frank Sanders. He was employed as a lineman for Sierra Pacific Power company in Nevada...
Violet C. Miller (07/17/03)
Violet C. Miller, 89, of Ash Flat, died July 10, 2003, at Fulton County Hospital in Salem. Born Dec. 20, 1913, in Hastings, Okla. she was the daughter of William Lucion Mash and Maggie Dona Yow. She moved with her family to the Sharp County area 28 years ago. She was a member of Pioneer Freewill Baptist Church in Ash Flat...
Eva Eileen Gilbreath (07/17/03)
Eva Eileen Jett Gilbreath, 72, of Violet Hill, Ark., daughter of Roy Burch Jett and Bertha Eva Robbins, was born on Dec. 16, 1930, in Brockwell, Ark. She died July 12, 2003, in Mountain Home, Ark. She married Elmer Gilbreath April 5, 1947, in Salem, Ark. To this union a son was born...
Glenn D. Albrecht (07/17/03)
Glenn D. Albrecht, 62, of Hardy died July 6, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. Born Feb. 23, 1941, at Gary, Ind., he was the son of Dortha Albrecht. He was a retired railroad engineer with EJ&E Railroad, a Mason, a Shriner, a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles Area 2766 in Indiana and a Catholic...
Charles Anderson (07/17/03)
Charles Duaine Anderson, 65, of Cave City died July 7, 2003 at St. Bernard's Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born Nov. 1, 1937 at Calamine, Ark., he was the son of Ernest and Atlas Dement Anderson. He was an active member of Cave City First United Methodist Church and a member of the Board of Trustees. He had served as a song leader, Sunday school teacher and a Bible school leader...
Larry Eugene Sanders (07/17/03)
Larry Eugene Sanders, 50, of Hardy, Ark., died July 8, 2003, at his home. Born Sept. 15, 1952, he was the son of Ida Mae McDaniel Sanders of Hardy and the late Eugene Frank Sanders. He was employed as a lineman for Sierra Pacific Power company in Nevada...
Betty Jean Diesposti (07/17/03)
Betty Jean Diesposti of Mesquite, Texas, formerly of Mammoth Spring, Ark., died July 1, 2003. Born January 20, 1933 at Mammoth Spring, she was the daughter of George and Ruth Charlton Ball. She was a member of the Church of Christ. Survivors include two sons -- Robert Ball of Hialeah, Fla., and Buddy Dean Ball of Kansas City, Mo.; two daughters -- Sheri Diesposti and Cindy Weatherford, both of Mesquite, Tx; a brother -- Gray Ball, Jr. ...
Joseph Pointon Jr. (07/17/03)
Joesph Bentz Pointon Jr., son of the late Joseph Bentz Pointon and Gertrude Iola Antrim Pointon was born June 13,1924 at Stillwell, Ind. He died July 9, 2003, at Mountain Home, Ark., at the age of 79. He married Mary Helen Disbrow Dec. 25, 1942, at LaPorte, Ind., and to this union six children were born. He spent his working years as a husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather...
Joyce Jean Roper (07/17/03)
Joyce Jean Roper, 69, of Farmington, Mo., daughter of Alice Alderson Roper and Elmer Roper was born Sept. 17, 1933, at Viola, Ark. She died July 9, 2003, at Farmington. She spent her working years as an assembly line packer for Vi-Jon in St. Louis. She was of the Baptist faith...
James "Jim" Harris Jr. (07/17/03)
James "Jim" Edward Harris Jr., 87, of Cherokee Village, died July 12, 2003, at White River Medical Center in Batesville, Ark. Mr. Harris was born in Winona, Minn. on Sept. 10, 1915. He served in the United States Navy as an aviation structural mechanic and worked 38 years as a production supervisor for the United States Navy in Alameda, Calif., before moving to Cherokee Village in 1976. ...
Laverne Joseph Lau (07/17/03)
Laverne Joseph Lau, 89, of Cherokee Village died July 8, 2003, at St. Joseph's Hospital in Hot Springs, Ark. Born Aug. 11, 1913, in Harvey, Ill., the son of Emil Otto Lau and Theresa Cuddigan Lau. He married Marion Gibson Oct. 7, 1939, in Harvey. He retired after 45 years as a machinist for Wyman-Gordon Company in Harvey. ...
Violet C. Miller (07/17/03)
Violet C. Miller, 89, of Ash Flat, died July 10, 2003, at Fulton County Hospital in Salem. Born Dec. 20, 1913, in Hastings, Okla. she was the daughter of William Lucion Mash and Maggie Dona Yow. She moved with her family to the Sharp County area 28 years ago. She was a member of Pioneer Freewill Baptist Church in Ash Flat...
Les Adam (07/17/03)
Les Adam, 60, of Cherokee Village died July 5, 2003, at St. Bernard's Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born July 2, 1943, in Wetonka, S.D., he was the son of Viola Melhoff and Fred Adam. He founded AZ Industries in Temecula, Calif., which had been in operation for several years before moving the operation to Highland in December 1989. It is still in operation today...
Eva Eileen Gilbreath (07/17/03)
Eva Eileen Jett Gilbreath, 72, of Violet Hill, Ark., daughter of Roy Burch Jett and Bertha Eva Robbins, was born on Dec. 16, 1930, in Brockwell, Ark. She died July 12, 2003, in Mountain Home, Ark. She married Elmer Gilbreath April 5, 1947, in Salem, Ark. To this union a son was born...
John Ciszewski (07/17/03)
John Harold Ciszewski, 65, of Mammoth Spring died July 7, 2003, at his home. Born June 14, 1938, at Chicago, he was the son of John and Edna Halsten Ciszewski from Sarasota, Fla. He served 27 years with the Chicago Police Department. Survivors include his wife, JoAnn Ciszewski of Mammoth Spring, Ark.; a son, John R. ...
Nina Jean Carter (07/17/03)
Nina Jean Campbell Carter, 64, of Batesville died July 8, 2003, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. Born July 30, 1938, at Sandtown, Ark. She was the daughter of Earnest C. and Belva E. Hastings Campbell. She was a homemaker and a member of Pool's Chapel Free Will Baptist Church...
Ray Roy Bresee (07/17/03)
Ray Roy Edward Bresee, 56, of Thayer, Mo., was born Jan. 13, 1947, in Humboldt, Kan., and passed away July 5, 2003, at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains, Mo. Survivors include his wife, Melissa, of the the home; six children -- Jamie Wheat of Pampa, Texas, Melvin Miller of Mammoth Spring, Ark., Natasha Miller of Oklahoma City, Okla., Tyler Ray Chalky Bresee, Heath Edward Bresee and Shania Ann Bresee, all of Thayer; two brothers -- Melvin Bresee of Joplin, Mo., Gene Bresee of Thayer, Mo; two sisters -- Rosa Jones of Iola, Kan., Jenny Bresee of Coffeyville, Kan.; five grandchildren -- O. ...
Charles Anderson (07/17/03)
Charles Duaine Anderson, 65, of Cave City died July 7, 2003 at St. Bernard's Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born Nov. 1, 1937 at Calamine, Ark., he was the son of Ernest and Atlas Dement Anderson. He was an active member of Cave City First United Methodist Church and a member of the Board of Trustees. He had served as a song leader, Sunday school teacher and a Bible school leader...
Glenn D. Albrecht (07/17/03)
Glenn D. Albrecht, 62, of Hardy died July 6, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. Born Feb. 23, 1941, at Gary, Ind., he was the son of Dortha Albrecht. He was a retired railroad engineer with EJ&E Railroad, a Mason, a Shriner, a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles Area 2766 in Indiana and a Catholic...
Ethan Lee Hardin (07/17/03)
Mary Stephens and Jerried Hardin of Horseshoe Bend have announced the birth of their son, Ethan Lee Hardin, July 12, 2003, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. He weighed 7 pounds, 3 ounces. Grandparents are Terry and Ed Stephens of Horseshoe Bend and Kathy and David Acord of Glencoe...
Ethan Lee Hardin (07/17/03)
Mary Stephens and Jerried Hardin of Horseshoe Bend have announced the birth of their son, Ethan Lee Hardin, July 12, 2003, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. He weighed 7 pounds, 3 ounces. Grandparents are Terry and Ed Stephens of Horseshoe Bend and Kathy and David Acord of Glencoe...
Creeches to mark 50th anniversary (07/17/03)
A surprise reception is planned for Norma Nadine and Edgar Walter Creech from noon to 3 p.m. July 19 at Camp United Methodist Church. Drop-in guests are welcome. Norma Nadine and Edgar Walter Creech were married July 21, 1953, in Illinois. They made their home in the Chicago area until 1972 when they moved to West Plains...
Creeches to mark 50th anniversary (07/17/03)
A surprise reception is planned for Norma Nadine and Edgar Walter Creech from noon to 3 p.m. July 19 at Camp United Methodist Church. Drop-in guests are welcome. Norma Nadine and Edgar Walter Creech were married July 21, 1953, in Illinois. They made their home in the Chicago area until 1972 when they moved to West Plains...
McIntosh, Locklear to unite in marriage (07/17/03)
Ernest and Carrie McIntosh of Elizabeth have announced the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Crystal Noel McIntosh, to Steven Michael Locklear. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Eldon and Ellen Scott of Elizabeth, the late Ernest McIntosh Sr. and the late Mada Moore...
DuBois, Bateman slate nuptials (07/17/03)
Janet DuBois-Underwood of Thayer and Ron Kornegay of Phoenix have announced the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Sonya Ann Leta DuBois, to Timothy Shane Bateman, son of Tim and Jill Bateman of Paragould, Ark. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Maxine DuBois of Thayer and the late Truman DuBois. She is a 1996 graduate of Harding University of Searcy, Ark., and is employed by Southwest Airlines in Phoenix...
DuBois, Bateman slate nuptials (07/17/03)
Janet DuBois-Underwood of Thayer and Ron Kornegay of Phoenix have announced the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Sonya Ann Leta DuBois, to Timothy Shane Bateman, son of Tim and Jill Bateman of Paragould, Ark. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Maxine DuBois of Thayer and the late Truman DuBois. She is a 1996 graduate of Harding University of Searcy, Ark., and is employed by Southwest Airlines in Phoenix...
McIntosh, Locklear to unite in marriage (07/17/03)
Ernest and Carrie McIntosh of Elizabeth have announced the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Crystal Noel McIntosh, to Steven Michael Locklear. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Eldon and Ellen Scott of Elizabeth, the late Ernest McIntosh Sr. and the late Mada Moore...
Allmons to mark 25th anniversary (07/17/03)
Bill and Cheryl Allmon will celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary at 2 p.m. July 19 with a reception at First Baptist Christian Activity Center in Thayer. Hostesses for the reception are the couple's children, Sara and Rebecca. All family and friends are invited to attend...
Allmons to mark 25th anniversary (07/17/03)
Bill and Cheryl Allmon will celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary at 2 p.m. July 19 with a reception at First Baptist Christian Activity Center in Thayer. Hostesses for the reception are the couple's children, Sara and Rebecca. All family and friends are invited to attend...
Boldly Going Nowhere (07/17/03)
The summer I was in sixth grade, my family went on a camping trip to Yellowstone Park. We pitched our tents in the most remote official campsite, along a stream in the northeast corner of the park. After breakfast one morning, the four of us embarked on a hike, mostly uphill along the stream, to a huge meadow where we were going to fly fish for trout. When we reached the edge of the meadow, we took a break. It had been a steep climb over very rocky terrain and we needed a rest...
From my Front Porch (07/17/03)
When a well-traveled, sophisticated friend once explained that for his birthday his mama makes his favorite dish, SPAM casserole, I was taken aback. It is probably snobbish of me, but I have always considered canned meat something to be consumed only during an extreme emergency, such as a nuclear disaster, and then only if every morsel of other food has been consumed...
Boldly Going Nowhere (07/17/03)
The summer I was in sixth grade, my family went on a camping trip to Yellowstone Park. We pitched our tents in the most remote official campsite, along a stream in the northeast corner of the park. After breakfast one morning, the four of us embarked on a hike, mostly uphill along the stream, to a huge meadow where we were going to fly fish for trout. When we reached the edge of the meadow, we took a break. It had been a steep climb over very rocky terrain and we needed a rest...
From my Front Porch (07/17/03)
When a well-traveled, sophisticated friend once explained that for his birthday his mama makes his favorite dish, SPAM casserole, I was taken aback. It is probably snobbish of me, but I have always considered canned meat something to be consumed only during an extreme emergency, such as a nuclear disaster, and then only if every morsel of other food has been consumed...