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Stories from Thursday, August 14, 2003

Eleven Point meeting draws big crowd (08/14/03)
ALTON -- Over 200 area residents gathered at Alton Elementary School Aug. 7 because of their concerns about rumored changes regarding access to the Eleven Point River. Personnel from the forest service, conservation department and water patrol answered questions about future plans, rules and regulations pertaining to the federally controlled portion of the river...
Franz receives research award (08/14/03)
THAYER -- Justin Franz, a second year student in the College of Medicine at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) in Little Rock, recently received an award for the cancer research he conducted as a participant in the Partners in Research (PIR) Program...
MoDOT gives work update (08/14/03)
OREGON COUNTY -- Officials with the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) have announced their work schedule for the upcoming week. Alton and Thayer maintenance crews will be patching potholes on various routes in the county. Thayer crews will be flushing bridges on routes around the county next week...
School bells will ring soon (08/14/03)
AREA -- Classes will begin at Alton School Aug. 14 with a full day of classes. Open house has been scheduled at the school Aug. 21 from 6 to 7:30 p.m David McQuerter is the new junior/senior high principal at Alton. April Mills has been hired as the new social studies teacher at the school and John Wright is the new high school math teacher. Ruth York will take over the special education duties this year at Alton High School...
Woman opens heart to all animals (08/14/03)
Irma Neve is famous for her love of animals -- literally. It all started when one of her rodeo horses, Red Blaze, developed cancer in his eye at the age of 4 in 1968. Even though his eye was taken out by veterinarians at a vet school, Red Blaze continued to compete -- and win -- in barrel races...
Thayer man arrested at MS (08/14/03)
MAMMOTH SPRING -- A Thayer man was arrested July 30 in Mammoth Spring when authorities seized over half a pound of marijuana from his vehicle. Mammoth Spring Police Chief Mike Davis was on patrol when he observed Jeremy Thompson, 26, crossing the center line on Main Street several times. Davis said a tail light was broken on the 2001 Ford Mustang Thompson was traveling in...
Riding in style ... (08/14/03)
COOL DUDE: Andrew Middleton, 5, from the Cave City area, looks cool as he rides down Main Street in style in the 24th Annual Cave City Watermelon Festival parade. Other festival activities included a talent show, drive through the park and car show by the Cave City Cruisers Car Club, Kiwanis pancake breakfast, seed spitting and watermelon eating contests, and the prize melon auction. ...
Fulton to hire two dispatchers (08/14/03)
Fulton County Quorum Court members approved Aug. 11 the hiring of one full-time and one part-time dispatcher for the sheriff's office because the jail is not in compliance with jail standards. Both dispatchers are to be male. During an inspection of the jail Dec. 3, 2002, David Underwood, coordinator of Criminal Detention Facility Review Committee, determined the jail does not have sufficient personnel...
Couch man charged with sodomy, child molestation (08/14/03)
AREA -- An Oregon County man wanted on charges of felony sex turned himself in to law enforcement authorities in Howell County, according to Oregon County Sheriff Tim Ward. A warrant was issued for Mikel R. Sand, 26, of Couch Aug. 5. He turned himself in Aug. 7...
Fulton gets $1.5 million grant to expand water system (08/14/03)
Fulton County has been awarded over $1.5 million in grant money from the USDA for a water system expansion, said Jerry Estes, NAEC manager of member services. In addition to the grant the county will also receive a $525,600 loan from USDA to extend water lines on four projects identified as Phase III of the Fulton County Water Association. The loan is a 40-year loan with an interest rate of 4.5 percent, Estes said...
Nine injured in Sidney wreck (08/14/03)
Two vehicles carrying six children and three adults collided head-on Aug. 4 in Sidney after rounding a blind corner on St. Paul Road resulting in injuries to all nine passengers. One of the drivers, Julie Garcia, 28, of Evening Shade, and Billy Cowan of Melbourne, a passenger in the second vehicle driven by his wife, Phyllis Cowan, were transported by Air Evac Life Team to White River Medical Center...
Local B&B offers much (08/14/03)
This is the second in a series of articles about overnight lodging in Oregon County. Canoeists, hunters and former residents returning for family and school reunions are among the guests of the many and varied overnight lodgings in Oregon County. Marie Kilburn was raised on a large farm three miles north of Alton; today a small section of that farm sports an overnight cottage operated by her son, Mike Chronister, and his wife, Sue. ...
Nine injured in Sidney wreck (08/14/03)
Two vehicles carrying six children and three adults collided head-on Aug. 4 in Sidney after rounding a blind corner on St. Paul Road resulting in injuries to all nine passengers. One of the drivers, Julie Garcia, 28, of Evening Shade, and Billy Cowan of Melbourne, a passenger in the second vehicle driven by his wife, Phyllis Cowan, were transported by Air Evac Life Team to White River Medical Center...
Fulton gets $1.5 million grant to expand water system (08/14/03)
Fulton County has been awarded over $1.5 million in grant money from the USDA for a water system expansion, said Jerry Estes, NAEC manager of member services. In addition to the grant the county will also receive a $525,600 loan from USDA to extend water lines on four projects identified as Phase III of the Fulton County Water Association. The loan is a 40-year loan with an interest rate of 4.5 percent, Estes said...
Couch man charged with sodomy, child molestation (08/14/03)
AREA -- An Oregon County man wanted on charges of felony sex turned himself in to law enforcement authorities in Howell County, according to Oregon County Sheriff Tim Ward. A warrant was issued for Mikel R. Sand, 26, of Couch Aug. 5. He turned himself in Aug. 7...
Thayer man arrested at MS (08/14/03)
MAMMOTH SPRING -- A Thayer man was arrested July 30 in Mammoth Spring when authorities seized over half a pound of marijuana from his vehicle. Mammoth Spring Police Chief Mike Davis was on patrol when he observed Jeremy Thompson, 26, crossing the center line on Main Street several times. Davis said a tail light was broken on the 2001 Ford Mustang Thompson was traveling in...
MoDOT gives work update (08/14/03)
OREGON COUNTY -- Officials with the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) have announced their work schedule for the upcoming week. Alton and Thayer maintenance crews will be patching potholes on various routes in the county. Thayer crews will be flushing bridges on routes around the county next week...
School bells will ring soon (08/14/03)
AREA -- Classes will begin at Alton School Aug. 14 with a full day of classes. Open house has been scheduled at the school Aug. 21 from 6 to 7:30 p.m David McQuerter is the new junior/senior high principal at Alton. April Mills has been hired as the new social studies teacher at the school and John Wright is the new high school math teacher. Ruth York will take over the special education duties this year at Alton High School...
Riding in style ... (08/14/03)
COOL DUDE: Andrew Middleton, 5, from the Cave City area, looks cool as he rides down Main Street in style in the 24th Annual Cave City Watermelon Festival parade. Other festival activities included a talent show, drive through the park and car show by the Cave City Cruisers Car Club, Kiwanis pancake breakfast, seed spitting and watermelon eating contests, and the prize melon auction. ...
Fulton to hire two dispatchers (08/14/03)
Fulton County Quorum Court members approved Aug. 11 the hiring of one full-time and one part-time dispatcher for the sheriff's office because the jail is not in compliance with jail standards. Both dispatchers are to be male. During an inspection of the jail Dec. 3, 2002, David Underwood, coordinator of Criminal Detention Facility Review Committee, determined the jail does not have sufficient personnel...
Local B&B offers much (08/14/03)
This is the second in a series of articles about overnight lodging in Oregon County. Canoeists, hunters and former residents returning for family and school reunions are among the guests of the many and varied overnight lodgings in Oregon County. Marie Kilburn was raised on a large farm three miles north of Alton; today a small section of that farm sports an overnight cottage operated by her son, Mike Chronister, and his wife, Sue. ...
Eleven Point meeting draws big crowd (08/14/03)
ALTON -- Over 200 area residents gathered at Alton Elementary School Aug. 7 because of their concerns about rumored changes regarding access to the Eleven Point River. Personnel from the forest service, conservation department and water patrol answered questions about future plans, rules and regulations pertaining to the federally controlled portion of the river...
Woman opens heart to all animals (08/14/03)
Irma Neve is famous for her love of animals -- literally. It all started when one of her rodeo horses, Red Blaze, developed cancer in his eye at the age of 4 in 1968. Even though his eye was taken out by veterinarians at a vet school, Red Blaze continued to compete -- and win -- in barrel races...
Franz receives research award (08/14/03)
THAYER -- Justin Franz, a second year student in the College of Medicine at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) in Little Rock, recently received an award for the cancer research he conducted as a participant in the Partners in Research (PIR) Program...
Cave City class of '48 meets (08/14/03)
The Cave City class of 1948 met at in Batesville Aug. 8. Those attending were Betty and Tom Foley of Cave City; Van Wann of Baytown, Texas; Nina and John Westmoreland of Sherman; Gwen Battles of Sidney; Olean Nicolai of Cherokee Village; Ava and Joe Bill Baker, Bob Fudge, J.J. and Margaret Perkey, all of Batesville...
Delargy, Sacra to wed (08/14/03)
Danny and Brenda White have announced the marriage of their daughter, Hanna Jane Delargy, to Russell Lee Sacra, son of David and Linda Sacra of Thayer. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Goldie McCollum and the late Jerl McCollum. The prospective groom is the grandson of Faye Ferris of Thayer...
Ruiz, Pearson to wed (08/14/03)
Patricia Suzanne Ruiz and Bradley Arthur Pearson are engaged to be married. The bride-elect, a former resident of Thayer, is the daughter of Fern Ruiz of Manhattan Beach, Calif., and the late Michael Ruiz, and is a 2002 graduate of Southwest Missouri State University - West Plains...
Delargy, Sacra to wed (08/14/03)
Danny and Brenda White have announced the marriage of their daughter, Hanna Jane Delargy, to Russell Lee Sacra, son of David and Linda Sacra of Thayer. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Goldie McCollum and the late Jerl McCollum. The prospective groom is the grandson of Faye Ferris of Thayer...
Ruiz, Pearson to wed (08/14/03)
Patricia Suzanne Ruiz and Bradley Arthur Pearson are engaged to be married. The bride-elect, a former resident of Thayer, is the daughter of Fern Ruiz of Manhattan Beach, Calif., and the late Michael Ruiz, and is a 2002 graduate of Southwest Missouri State University - West Plains...
Cave City class of '48 meets (08/14/03)
The Cave City class of 1948 met at in Batesville Aug. 8. Those attending were Betty and Tom Foley of Cave City; Van Wann of Baytown, Texas; Nina and John Westmoreland of Sherman; Gwen Battles of Sidney; Olean Nicolai of Cherokee Village; Ava and Joe Bill Baker, Bob Fudge, J.J. and Margaret Perkey, all of Batesville...
Trucks and drivers put to test in Thayer truck pull (08/14/03)
There was no shortage of flying dirt coupled with the thunderous sounds of souped-up engines being pushed to the limit Aug. 8 as the Mammoth Spring Lion's Club played host to a truck pull at the Thayer/Mammoth Spring Saddle Club's rodeo arena. The competition pitted some of the area's hottest trucks and their drivers against a massive, steel pulling sled...
Latest made-for-TV sport is not a slam dunk (08/14/03)
Flipping through the endless maze of channels on mini-dish satellite TV late one night last week, I gave my remote a break when I landed on TNN. TNN, formerly known as The Nashville Network, is currently in the process of undergoing another name change, this time to Spike TV, and they bill themselves as "The first network for men" (gee, if this is true, I wonder who ESPN's target audience is)...
Teal season longer, dove season same length as last year (08/14/03)
Missouri's dove season remains unchanged from last year, but hunters have an extra seven days for teal hunting. The 2003 teal season will run for 16 days and dove season for 70. The 2003 early teal season opens Sept. 6 and runs through Sept. 21. The daily limit remains four, with a possession limit of eight. Shooting hours are from sunrise to sunset...
Hunters can take only one doe this season (08/14/03)
There seems to be some confusion over the number of does that may be taken during the upcoming deer season in Arkansas. A few hunters are asking about the implications of the one-doe limit in regard to special Arkansas Game and Fish Commission wildlife management area hunts...
Dove hunters in state should check for bands this season (08/14/03)
Migratory bird hunters, especially duck hunters, are keenly aware that their prey may carry an extra bit of jewelry on their legs. Now, the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission is asking dove hunters to check for bands on harvested birds. The AGFC has joined 25 agencies in other states in a nationwide, three-year mourning dove-banding study, according to Mike Checkett, former AGFC migratory bird biologist...
Andrews' weight big issue for Razorback fans (08/14/03)
FAYETTEVILLE - Shawn Andrews naturally is going to be the Razorbacks' biggest story. The University of Arkansas would be hard-put ever to put forth a bigger story than its 6-5, 350-plus junior right offensive tackle from Camden Fairview. Andrews was good enough to be consensus All-American last year, and graces about every preseason All-American list this year and be both a preseason Outland and Lombardi Trophy nominee. ...
Privilege Cards offer benefits for golfers, support good cause (08/14/03)
The American Lung Association of Arkansas' Golf Privilege Card offers golfers over a $1,000 in savings and comes at a price of only $30. The card is not only a great value, but it helps fight lung disease in Arkansas. The Golf Privilege Card is valid at over 100 courses and driving ranges across the state, with some of the finest courses participating in the program...
Hunters can take only one doe this season (08/14/03)
There seems to be some confusion over the number of does that may be taken during the upcoming deer season in Arkansas. A few hunters are asking about the implications of the one-doe limit in regard to special Arkansas Game and Fish Commission wildlife management area hunts...
Privilege Cards offer benefits for golfers, support good cause (08/14/03)
The American Lung Association of Arkansas' Golf Privilege Card offers golfers over a $1,000 in savings and comes at a price of only $30. The card is not only a great value, but it helps fight lung disease in Arkansas. The Golf Privilege Card is valid at over 100 courses and driving ranges across the state, with some of the finest courses participating in the program...
Dove hunters in state should check for bands this season (08/14/03)
Migratory bird hunters, especially duck hunters, are keenly aware that their prey may carry an extra bit of jewelry on their legs. Now, the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission is asking dove hunters to check for bands on harvested birds. The AGFC has joined 25 agencies in other states in a nationwide, three-year mourning dove-banding study, according to Mike Checkett, former AGFC migratory bird biologist...
Teal season longer, dove season same length as last year (08/14/03)
Missouri's dove season remains unchanged from last year, but hunters have an extra seven days for teal hunting. The 2003 teal season will run for 16 days and dove season for 70. The 2003 early teal season opens Sept. 6 and runs through Sept. 21. The daily limit remains four, with a possession limit of eight. Shooting hours are from sunrise to sunset...
Latest made-for-TV sport is not a slam dunk (08/14/03)
Flipping through the endless maze of channels on mini-dish satellite TV late one night last week, I gave my remote a break when I landed on TNN. TNN, formerly known as The Nashville Network, is currently in the process of undergoing another name change, this time to Spike TV, and they bill themselves as "The first network for men" (gee, if this is true, I wonder who ESPN's target audience is)...
Trucks and drivers put to test in Thayer truck pull (08/14/03)
There was no shortage of flying dirt coupled with the thunderous sounds of souped-up engines being pushed to the limit Aug. 8 as the Mammoth Spring Lion's Club played host to a truck pull at the Thayer/Mammoth Spring Saddle Club's rodeo arena. The competition pitted some of the area's hottest trucks and their drivers against a massive, steel pulling sled...
Andrews' weight big issue for Razorback fans (08/14/03)
FAYETTEVILLE - Shawn Andrews naturally is going to be the Razorbacks' biggest story. The University of Arkansas would be hard-put ever to put forth a bigger story than its 6-5, 350-plus junior right offensive tackle from Camden Fairview. Andrews was good enough to be consensus All-American last year, and graces about every preseason All-American list this year and be both a preseason Outland and Lombardi Trophy nominee. ...
John Mueller Jr. (08/14/03)
John Mueller Jr., 71, of Horseshoe Bend died Aug. 1, 2003, at Veterans Hospital in Little Rock. He and his wife owned and operated the Tin Lantern Motor Inn in Cuba City, Wis., and the Wisconsin House Stage Coach Inn Bed and Breakfast in Hazel Green, Wis., before retiring to Horseshoe Bend this past May...
Lucille Ann House (08/14/03)
Lucille Ann House, 68 of Cherokee Village, was born Feb. 9, 1935 in Solvac, Ark., to John Chlapecka and Mary Merick Chlapecka and died Aug. 5, 2003, at Ozarks Regional Health System in Cherokee Village. She was a homemaker. Survivors include her husband, Bobby Allen House of Little Rock; a daughter, Leslie House and a son, Boyd House both of Cherokee Village; a brother, Charles Chlapecka of Stuttgart, Ark.; two sisters - Marilyn Cox of Lonoke, Ark. ...
Junior Ray Huett (08/14/03)
Junior Ray Huett, 62, of Goff, Kan., died Aug. 6, 2003, at a Topeka hospital. He was born Aug. 2, 1941, in Salem, Ark., the son of Vernon Ray and Carrie Marie Maguffee Huett. He graduated from Salem High School in 1960. He served in the U. S. Army during the Vietnam War and also in Germany. ...
Mildred Castle (08/14/03)
Mildred Castle, 75, of Horseshoe Bend, Ark., died at the Community Medical Center in Izard County in Calico Rock Aug. 7, 2003. Born in Chicago, she was the daughter of Paul and Dominica Lupo Sanfilippo, She was an active member of the Horseshoe Bend First Baptist Church...
James Michael Lucas (08/14/03)
James Michael Lucas, 47, of Poughkeepsie, died Aug. 6, 2003, at Poughkeepsie. Born June 27, 1956, at Harrisburg, Ark. he was the son of James Madison and Faye Nell Lindsey Lucas. He was a carpet installer and of the Baptist faith. Survivors include his wife, Shelia Lucas of the home; a son, Matt Lucas of the home; a daughter, Holly Lucas, of the home; his parents -- James and Faye Lucas of Turrell, Ark.; a brother, Kenneth Lucas of Trumann; and a sister, Ruth Ann Smith of Turrell...
Carl Ray Coats Jr. (08/14/03)
Carl Ray Coats Jr., son of the late William Carl Coats Sr. and Mary Evelyn Wiggs Coats Webb, was born April 1, 1941, in Thayer, Mo. and died July 27, 2003, in Springfield, Mo. at the age of 62 years. He married Audrey Barnett Jan. 2, 1998, in Salem, Ark...
Obed Lee Emery (08/14/03)
Obed Lee Emery, of Arcata, Calif., son of the late John Newton and Ressie Peterson Emery was born April 16, 1935, at Sturkie, Ark. He died July 31, 2003, at Arcata, Calif., at the age of 68. Obed spent his working years as a sawmill worker. He was of the Church of Christ faith...
Carolyn Cunningham (08/14/03)
Carolyn Joyce Talent Cunningham, 69, of Salem, Ark., daughter of the late Mack Marcus and Emmarene Williams Talent was born Oct. 28, 1933, at Little Rock, and died Aug. 1, 2003. She married A.G. Cunningham in 1961 at Salem. She spent her working years as a wife, mother, grandmother, and a homemaker. She was of the Pentecostal faith...
James W. "J.W." Tracy (08/14/03)
James W. "J.W." Tracy, 63, of Cave City, died Aug. 9, 2003, at the White River Medical Center in Batesville. Born March 29, 1940, at Leeton, Mo., he was the son of Lance B. and Loacie Turner Tracy. He was a retired equipment operator for the Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department, a member of the Northside Volunteer Fire Department and was a member of the New Prospect Missionary Baptist Church near Charlotte...
Fred "Buddy" Lindsey (08/14/03)
Fred Wayne "Buddy" Lindsey, 71, of Hardy, died Aug. 8, 2003, at Regional Medical Center of NEA in Jonesboro. Born on Aug. 6, 1932, in Williford, Ark., he was the son of Wade Hampton Lindsey and Frieda Catherine Smalley Lindsey. He married Jenetta Powell Nov. 14, 1954, in Ravenden Springs, Ark...
John R. Ballard (08/14/03)
John R. Ballard, former justice of the peace and community leader in Cherokee Village, died July 25, 2003, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. He was 85. Ballard was justice of the peace from Cherokee Village, serving nine years on the Sharp County Quorum Court where he pushed for better accounting practices by the county. Prior to that he served as president of the Cherokee Village Suburban Improvement District Board of Commissioners for five years...
Geraldine Melton (08/14/03)
Geraldine Quartess Melton, daughter of the late Charlie Edward Sisk and Roxie Mae Wilburn Sisk, was born Dec. 21. 1922, in Couch, Mo. and died July 31, 2003, in Thayer, Mo. at the age of 80 years. She was united in marriage Oct. 19, 1939, in Doniphan, Mo. to Carthel Melton...
James A. Reedy Jr. (08/14/03)
James A. Reedy Jr., 81, of Cherokee Village, Ark. died Aug. 7, 2003, at the Baptist Medical Center in Little Rock, Ark. Born June 25, 1922, he was the son of Edith Delane McDaniel Reedy and James A. Reedy Sr. He was retired from the United States Air Force and was also retired from the Army Depot in Memphis, Tenn. He was a member of the American Rose Society and the Cherokee Village Baptist Church...
Lawrence Stiven Grable (08/14/03)
Lawrence Stiven Grable, son of the late Leonard and Elizabeth Stiven Grable was born Oct. 8, 1941, in Little Rock, Ark. He died Aug. 4, 2003, in Calico Rock, Ark., at the age of 61 years. Lawrence received a master's degree in American History from Washington University and a honorary PHd in divinity. ...
"Nikki" Mendoza (08/14/03)
Autumn Nicole "Nikki" Mendoza, 18, of Batesville, Ark., died Aug. 4, 2003, near Huntsville, Ark. Born Oct. 31, 1984, in Batesville, she was the daughter of Luis and Pam Mendoza. She was a 2003 graduate of Cave City High School where she was active in Beta Club, Key Club, Cavemen Against Drugs, FCCLA, the student council and the basketball and softball teams...
Ruby Doris Caldwell (08/14/03)
Ruby Doris Caldwell 75, was born to O.C. "Ode" Peifer and Melissa Johns Peifer, Dec. 12, 1927 in Harrisburg, Ark. and died Aug. 4, 2003 at the Ash Flat Nursing and Rehab Center in Ash Flat. She was a homemaker. Survivors include three sons - Jimmy Jones of McRae, Ark., Roy Jones of Lonoke, Ark., Tommy Jones of Body, Texas; two daughters - Nancy Romans of Monterey, La., Reda Sefers of Bay, Ark.; a sister Audrey Best of Hardy, and 18 grandchildren...
Bertha Goergen (08/14/03)
Bertha Caroline Goergen, 91, of Evansville, died Aug. 2, 2003, at the home of her son and daughter-in-law. Bertha (Bert) Caroline (Petersen.) She was born July 28, 1912 in Kenosha, Wis., the first of three children of Fred and Minnie Petersen. She graduated from Kenosha High School, and took additional courses in bookkeeping, later keeping the books at the hardware store of her uncle, Hollis Hollenbeck. ...
James Michael Lucas (08/14/03)
James Michael Lucas, 47, of Poughkeepsie, died Aug. 6, 2003, at Poughkeepsie. Born June 27, 1956, at Harrisburg, Ark. he was the son of James Madison and Faye Nell Lindsey Lucas. He was a carpet installer and of the Baptist faith. Survivors include his wife, Shelia Lucas of the home; a son, Matt Lucas of the home; a daughter, Holly Lucas, of the home; his parents -- James and Faye Lucas of Turrell, Ark.; a brother, Kenneth Lucas of Trumann; and a sister, Ruth Ann Smith of Turrell...
Fred "Buddy" Lindsey (08/14/03)
Fred Wayne "Buddy" Lindsey, 71, of Hardy, died Aug. 8, 2003, at Regional Medical Center of NEA in Jonesboro. Born on Aug. 6, 1932, in Williford, Ark., he was the son of Wade Hampton Lindsey and Frieda Catherine Smalley Lindsey. He married Jenetta Powell Nov. 14, 1954, in Ravenden Springs, Ark...
James A. Reedy Jr. (08/14/03)
James A. Reedy Jr., 81, of Cherokee Village, Ark. died Aug. 7, 2003, at the Baptist Medical Center in Little Rock, Ark. Born June 25, 1922, he was the son of Edith Delane McDaniel Reedy and James A. Reedy Sr. He was retired from the United States Air Force and was also retired from the Army Depot in Memphis, Tenn. He was a member of the American Rose Society and the Cherokee Village Baptist Church...
Lawrence Stiven Grable (08/14/03)
Lawrence Stiven Grable, son of the late Leonard and Elizabeth Stiven Grable was born Oct. 8, 1941, in Little Rock, Ark. He died Aug. 4, 2003, in Calico Rock, Ark., at the age of 61 years. Lawrence received a master's degree in American History from Washington University and a honorary PHd in divinity. ...
John Mueller Jr. (08/14/03)
John Mueller Jr., 71, of Horseshoe Bend died Aug. 1, 2003, at Veterans Hospital in Little Rock. He and his wife owned and operated the Tin Lantern Motor Inn in Cuba City, Wis., and the Wisconsin House Stage Coach Inn Bed and Breakfast in Hazel Green, Wis., before retiring to Horseshoe Bend this past May...
James W. "J.W." Tracy (08/14/03)
James W. "J.W." Tracy, 63, of Cave City, died Aug. 9, 2003, at the White River Medical Center in Batesville. Born March 29, 1940, at Leeton, Mo., he was the son of Lance B. and Loacie Turner Tracy. He was a retired equipment operator for the Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department, a member of the Northside Volunteer Fire Department and was a member of the New Prospect Missionary Baptist Church near Charlotte...
"Nikki" Mendoza (08/14/03)
Autumn Nicole "Nikki" Mendoza, 18, of Batesville, Ark., died Aug. 4, 2003, near Huntsville, Ark. Born Oct. 31, 1984, in Batesville, she was the daughter of Luis and Pam Mendoza. She was a 2003 graduate of Cave City High School where she was active in Beta Club, Key Club, Cavemen Against Drugs, FCCLA, the student council and the basketball and softball teams...
Mildred Castle (08/14/03)
Mildred Castle, 75, of Horseshoe Bend, Ark., died at the Community Medical Center in Izard County in Calico Rock Aug. 7, 2003. Born in Chicago, she was the daughter of Paul and Dominica Lupo Sanfilippo, She was an active member of the Horseshoe Bend First Baptist Church...
Ruby Doris Caldwell (08/14/03)
Ruby Doris Caldwell 75, was born to O.C. "Ode" Peifer and Melissa Johns Peifer, Dec. 12, 1927 in Harrisburg, Ark. and died Aug. 4, 2003 at the Ash Flat Nursing and Rehab Center in Ash Flat. She was a homemaker. Survivors include three sons - Jimmy Jones of McRae, Ark., Roy Jones of Lonoke, Ark., Tommy Jones of Body, Texas; two daughters - Nancy Romans of Monterey, La., Reda Sefers of Bay, Ark.; a sister Audrey Best of Hardy, and 18 grandchildren...
Junior Ray Huett (08/14/03)
Junior Ray Huett, 62, of Goff, Kan., died Aug. 6, 2003, at a Topeka hospital. He was born Aug. 2, 1941, in Salem, Ark., the son of Vernon Ray and Carrie Marie Maguffee Huett. He graduated from Salem High School in 1960. He served in the U. S. Army during the Vietnam War and also in Germany. ...
Lucille Ann House (08/14/03)
Lucille Ann House, 68 of Cherokee Village, was born Feb. 9, 1935 in Solvac, Ark., to John Chlapecka and Mary Merick Chlapecka and died Aug. 5, 2003, at Ozarks Regional Health System in Cherokee Village. She was a homemaker. Survivors include her husband, Bobby Allen House of Little Rock; a daughter, Leslie House and a son, Boyd House both of Cherokee Village; a brother, Charles Chlapecka of Stuttgart, Ark.; two sisters - Marilyn Cox of Lonoke, Ark. ...
Carl Ray Coats Jr. (08/14/03)
Carl Ray Coats Jr., son of the late William Carl Coats Sr. and Mary Evelyn Wiggs Coats Webb, was born April 1, 1941, in Thayer, Mo. and died July 27, 2003, in Springfield, Mo. at the age of 62 years. He married Audrey Barnett Jan. 2, 1998, in Salem, Ark...
Geraldine Melton (08/14/03)
Geraldine Quartess Melton, daughter of the late Charlie Edward Sisk and Roxie Mae Wilburn Sisk, was born Dec. 21. 1922, in Couch, Mo. and died July 31, 2003, in Thayer, Mo. at the age of 80 years. She was united in marriage Oct. 19, 1939, in Doniphan, Mo. to Carthel Melton...
John R. Ballard (08/14/03)
John R. Ballard, former justice of the peace and community leader in Cherokee Village, died July 25, 2003, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. He was 85. Ballard was justice of the peace from Cherokee Village, serving nine years on the Sharp County Quorum Court where he pushed for better accounting practices by the county. Prior to that he served as president of the Cherokee Village Suburban Improvement District Board of Commissioners for five years...
Carolyn Cunningham (08/14/03)
Carolyn Joyce Talent Cunningham, 69, of Salem, Ark., daughter of the late Mack Marcus and Emmarene Williams Talent was born Oct. 28, 1933, at Little Rock, and died Aug. 1, 2003. She married A.G. Cunningham in 1961 at Salem. She spent her working years as a wife, mother, grandmother, and a homemaker. She was of the Pentecostal faith...
Obed Lee Emery (08/14/03)
Obed Lee Emery, of Arcata, Calif., son of the late John Newton and Ressie Peterson Emery was born April 16, 1935, at Sturkie, Ark. He died July 31, 2003, at Arcata, Calif., at the age of 68. Obed spent his working years as a sawmill worker. He was of the Church of Christ faith...
Bertha Goergen (08/14/03)
Bertha Caroline Goergen, 91, of Evansville, died Aug. 2, 2003, at the home of her son and daughter-in-law. Bertha (Bert) Caroline (Petersen.) She was born July 28, 1912 in Kenosha, Wis., the first of three children of Fred and Minnie Petersen. She graduated from Kenosha High School, and took additional courses in bookkeeping, later keeping the books at the hardware store of her uncle, Hollis Hollenbeck. ...
Julie Ann Hurst Jarred Michael Hurst (08/14/03)
Rick and Vickie Hurst of Salem have announced the birth of their twins, Julie Ann and Jarred Michael, July 7, 2003, at Baxter Regional Medical Center in Mountain Home. Grandparents are Bob and Jane Newman of Salem, and Iva Sisco of Thayer, Mo.
Julie Ann Hurst Jarred Michael Hurst (08/14/03)
Rick and Vickie Hurst of Salem have announced the birth of their twins, Julie Ann and Jarred Michael, July 7, 2003, at Baxter Regional Medical Center in Mountain Home. Grandparents are Bob and Jane Newman of Salem, and Iva Sisco of Thayer, Mo.
Williams, Barnett to exchange vows (08/14/03)
Ken and Marie Williams of Ash Flat have announced the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Kelly Le Ann, to Jason Ray Barnett, son of Bob and Barbara Barnett of Cherokee Village. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of T.W. and Wanda Williams of Ash Flat...
Williams, Barnett to exchange vows (08/14/03)
Ken and Marie Williams of Ash Flat have announced the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Kelly Le Ann, to Jason Ray Barnett, son of Bob and Barbara Barnett of Cherokee Village. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of T.W. and Wanda Williams of Ash Flat...
Rays mark 30 years (08/14/03)
Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Ray of Mammoth Spring celebrated their 30th wedding anniversary Aug. 3 with family and friends.
Gills to renew vows after 50 years (08/14/03)
Darrell and Wanda Gill of Koshkonong will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary Aug. 23 from 2 to 6 p.m. at First Baptist Church's Activity Center on Chestnut Street in Thayer. During this time they will also renew their wedding vows. The couple was married Aug. 26, 1953...
Ellisons celebrate 55th anniversary (08/14/03)
Mr. and Mrs. Albert Ellison of Mammoth Spring celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary July 28 at their home with family and friends.
Rays mark 30 years (08/14/03)
Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Ray of Mammoth Spring celebrated their 30th wedding anniversary Aug. 3 with family and friends.
Ellisons celebrate 55th anniversary (08/14/03)
Mr. and Mrs. Albert Ellison of Mammoth Spring celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary July 28 at their home with family and friends.
Gills to renew vows after 50 years (08/14/03)
Darrell and Wanda Gill of Koshkonong will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary Aug. 23 from 2 to 6 p.m. at First Baptist Church's Activity Center on Chestnut Street in Thayer. During this time they will also renew their wedding vows. The couple was married Aug. 26, 1953...
Education plan 'more than likely' misguided (08/14/03)
Schools under 1,500 total enrollment in Arkansas are indeed concerned about being forced to close under a reform plan outlined by Gov. Mike Huckabee and supported by a minority of members of the Arkansas General Assembly. A recent editorial in the statewide newspaper more or less ridiculed (not the first time, by any means) those small schools for fearing the plan...
From my Front Porch (08/14/03)
Our house doesn't have a basement. So, when the Willow Springs' tornado siren goes off, the Madden family seeks shelter in a downstairs bathroom. The other morning around 1 a.m. we were afforded that opportunity and all seven of us, including our big, black Labrador with the dangerous tail, headed to the bathroom...
Boldly Going Nowhere (08/14/03)
I recently learned that my column, Boldly Going Nowhere, was tied in popularity with the obituaries at The News. Quite an honor indeed. So I read the obituaries to see why I was as popular as a list of dead people. The first name on the list was a fellow I knew and he was only a year older than I was -- clearly a clue I've climbed the mountain of life and am now skidding down the other side...
Boldly Going Nowhere (08/14/03)
I recently learned that my column, Boldly Going Nowhere, was tied in popularity with the obituaries at The News. Quite an honor indeed. So I read the obituaries to see why I was as popular as a list of dead people. The first name on the list was a fellow I knew and he was only a year older than I was -- clearly a clue I've climbed the mountain of life and am now skidding down the other side...
Education plan 'more than likely' misguided (08/14/03)
Schools under 1,500 total enrollment in Arkansas are indeed concerned about being forced to close under a reform plan outlined by Gov. Mike Huckabee and supported by a minority of members of the Arkansas General Assembly. A recent editorial in the statewide newspaper more or less ridiculed (not the first time, by any means) those small schools for fearing the plan...
From my Front Porch (08/14/03)
Our house doesn't have a basement. So, when the Willow Springs' tornado siren goes off, the Madden family seeks shelter in a downstairs bathroom. The other morning around 1 a.m. we were afforded that opportunity and all seven of us, including our big, black Labrador with the dangerous tail, headed to the bathroom...