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Stories from Thursday, August 21, 2003

Son of Civil War veteran recalls stories (08/21/03)
He was born in the tiny Oregon County hamlet of Jeff in 1911, the same year as Tennessee Williams, who may or may not be a relation. It also was the year explorer Roald Amundsen reached the South Pole. The sixth child of a man 64 years his senior, George Williams grew up listening to stories of what the war years were like. ...
Graves appears on felony theft charges at Alton (08/21/03)
OREGON COUNTY -- A Beaumont, Texas, man was arraigned in Oregon County Court Aug. 13 on 12 class C felony stealing charges. According to reports from Oregon County Sheriff's Office and the prosecuting attorney's office, Kelly Graves appeared with his attorney Bill Perkins before Judge Jo Beth Prewitt in the bond reduction hearing. Graves' bond, originally set at $20,000, was lowered to $5,000 by Prewitt...
Earthquake leaves no damage (08/21/03)
AREA -- Picture frames shook on the walls and people were awakened from their sleep in northern Arkansas and southern Missouri as a 4.0 earthquake rolled through the area in the early morning hours Aug. 16. According to officials from the U.S. Geological Survey in Virginia, the center of the earthquake was centered approximately 10 miles northeast of West Plains...
Alton VFD gets gift (08/21/03)
OREGON COUNTY -- The Alton Volunteer Fire Department has received a very special gift that will be used in auto rescues, equipment known as "Jaws of Life." The gift came through a mutual agreement between the BB Road Volunteer Fire Department, which owns the equipment, and the Alton department...
Break found not guilty of rape (08/21/03)
A jury panel returned with a not guilty verdict after jurors deliberated a little over 30 minutes at the rape trial which ended Aug. 6 in Izard County Circuit Court. Samuel Levi Break, 33, of Sidney was accused of raping a Sharp County woman in June 2001...
ICC rezoning on upcoming ballot (08/21/03)
Voters in the Izard County Consolidated School district will have a chance to change the way board members are elected in the Sept. 16 election. Izard County Election Commission members have approved a rezoning issue for the ICC school. The issue will be placed on the ballot as the result of a petition filed July 25 after ICC board members asked voters for additional mills in a special election in May. ...
Huckabee: Education reform may increase taxes (08/21/03)
Gov. Mike Huckabee spoke to a crowd of 114 at the Salem High School gymnasium about education reform and consolidation, a topic not too popular with school superintendents who fear losing control of schools at a local level. Huckabee told the group that even though his plan for school consolidation is controversial, a plan has to be formulated because of a state Supreme Court ruling on the Lake View School District lawsuit. ...
Camp man killed in 4-wheeler wreck (08/21/03)
A Camp man died from injuries he sustained in a four-wheeler accident Aug. 16 in Fulton County. Carl Lynn Elliott, 38, and passenger, Virginia Cunningham, of Camp were traveling along Republican Highway when the 2002 Polaris Sportsman four-wheeler Elliott was driving hit a 1988 Chevrolet Silverado driven by Ronald Goines, 33, of Melbourne, said Fulton County Deputy David Estes...
West Plains man drowns in Spring River (08/21/03)
The Spring River claimed the life of a West Plains man who did not know how to swim Aug. 17. Steven M. Shelton, 22, along with four friends, traveled to Fulton County to spend the day on the river, said Fulton County Deputy Carrol Traw. The group started their float trip around the north end of Many Islands, the deputy said. Shelton's friends told authorities they had planned to float on tubes down to Saddler Falls, Traw said...
More sex charges filed against Sand (08/21/03)
ALTON -- Mikel R. Sand, 26, of Couch is scheduled to appear Sept. 9 for a preliminary hearing. Two weeks ago Oregon County law enforcement officers were looking for Sand to arrest on felony statutory sodomy and child molestation charges. Sand turned himself into Howell County law enforcement Aug. 7 and now has been charged with one more count of statutory sodomy and one more count of child molestation involving the same girl under the age of 12...
Former Thayer woman skis to success (08/21/03)
THAYER -- A former Thayer woman, Christie Freeman Hildebrant, was remembered in the July issue of USA Water Skier for accomplishments she made 25 years ago. The article said Hildebrant, a former world slalom champion and record holder, was also featured in the 1978 issue of the Water Skier for her role in the movie "Jaws 2." She spent a month on location at Martha's Vineyard with the cast and crew of the movie. ...
CRASH (08/21/03)
Darrin Griswold, 33, of Agnos and Rebekah Rogers, 27, of Flint, Mich., were involved in a one-vehicle accident Aug. 19 in Agnos. Arkansas State Trooper Todd Shaw said Griswold was traveling west on Highway 62 when his 1988 Chevrolet van crossed the eastbound lane and ran into a ditch, striking an embankment and overturning. ...
Alton VFD gets gift (08/21/03)
OREGON COUNTY -- The Alton Volunteer Fire Department has received a very special gift that will be used in auto rescues, equipment known as "Jaws of Life." The gift came through a mutual agreement between the BB Road Volunteer Fire Department, which owns the equipment, and the Alton department...
Graves appears on felony theft charges at Alton (08/21/03)
OREGON COUNTY -- A Beaumont, Texas, man was arraigned in Oregon County Court Aug. 13 on 12 class C felony stealing charges. According to reports from Oregon County Sheriff's Office and the prosecuting attorney's office, Kelly Graves appeared with his attorney Bill Perkins before Judge Jo Beth Prewitt in the bond reduction hearing. Graves' bond, originally set at $20,000, was lowered to $5,000 by Prewitt...
Son of Civil War veteran recalls stories (08/21/03)
He was born in the tiny Oregon County hamlet of Jeff in 1911, the same year as Tennessee Williams, who may or may not be a relation. It also was the year explorer Roald Amundsen reached the South Pole. The sixth child of a man 64 years his senior, George Williams grew up listening to stories of what the war years were like. ...
Earthquake leaves no damage (08/21/03)
AREA -- Picture frames shook on the walls and people were awakened from their sleep in northern Arkansas and southern Missouri as a 4.0 earthquake rolled through the area in the early morning hours Aug. 16. According to officials from the U.S. Geological Survey in Virginia, the center of the earthquake was centered approximately 10 miles northeast of West Plains...
Former Thayer woman skis to success (08/21/03)
THAYER -- A former Thayer woman, Christie Freeman Hildebrant, was remembered in the July issue of USA Water Skier for accomplishments she made 25 years ago. The article said Hildebrant, a former world slalom champion and record holder, was also featured in the 1978 issue of the Water Skier for her role in the movie "Jaws 2." She spent a month on location at Martha's Vineyard with the cast and crew of the movie. ...
More sex charges filed against Sand (08/21/03)
ALTON -- Mikel R. Sand, 26, of Couch is scheduled to appear Sept. 9 for a preliminary hearing. Two weeks ago Oregon County law enforcement officers were looking for Sand to arrest on felony statutory sodomy and child molestation charges. Sand turned himself into Howell County law enforcement Aug. 7 and now has been charged with one more count of statutory sodomy and one more count of child molestation involving the same girl under the age of 12...
West Plains man drowns in Spring River (08/21/03)
The Spring River claimed the life of a West Plains man who did not know how to swim Aug. 17. Steven M. Shelton, 22, along with four friends, traveled to Fulton County to spend the day on the river, said Fulton County Deputy Carrol Traw. The group started their float trip around the north end of Many Islands, the deputy said. Shelton's friends told authorities they had planned to float on tubes down to Saddler Falls, Traw said...
Break found not guilty of rape (08/21/03)
A jury panel returned with a not guilty verdict after jurors deliberated a little over 30 minutes at the rape trial which ended Aug. 6 in Izard County Circuit Court. Samuel Levi Break, 33, of Sidney was accused of raping a Sharp County woman in June 2001...
Camp man killed in 4-wheeler wreck (08/21/03)
A Camp man died from injuries he sustained in a four-wheeler accident Aug. 16 in Fulton County. Carl Lynn Elliott, 38, and passenger, Virginia Cunningham, of Camp were traveling along Republican Highway when the 2002 Polaris Sportsman four-wheeler Elliott was driving hit a 1988 Chevrolet Silverado driven by Ronald Goines, 33, of Melbourne, said Fulton County Deputy David Estes...
ICC rezoning on upcoming ballot (08/21/03)
Voters in the Izard County Consolidated School district will have a chance to change the way board members are elected in the Sept. 16 election. Izard County Election Commission members have approved a rezoning issue for the ICC school. The issue will be placed on the ballot as the result of a petition filed July 25 after ICC board members asked voters for additional mills in a special election in May. ...
Huckabee: Education reform may increase taxes (08/21/03)
Gov. Mike Huckabee spoke to a crowd of 114 at the Salem High School gymnasium about education reform and consolidation, a topic not too popular with school superintendents who fear losing control of schools at a local level. Huckabee told the group that even though his plan for school consolidation is controversial, a plan has to be formulated because of a state Supreme Court ruling on the Lake View School District lawsuit. ...
CRASH (08/21/03)
Darrin Griswold, 33, of Agnos and Rebekah Rogers, 27, of Flint, Mich., were involved in a one-vehicle accident Aug. 19 in Agnos. Arkansas State Trooper Todd Shaw said Griswold was traveling west on Highway 62 when his 1988 Chevrolet van crossed the eastbound lane and ran into a ditch, striking an embankment and overturning. ...
Sidney sets school homecoming (08/21/03)
The biennial Sidney School Homecoming will be Aug. 31 at the community center starting at 1 p.m. All former students and residents of the Sidney area are welcome to attend, according to reunion planner Verbyl Caraway. The reunions started in 1981 and have been held every two years since. Until consolidation in 1957, the Sidney School District served a large area of southwestern Sharp County, plus a part of Izard County...
Goodmans to hold reunion (08/21/03)
The Goodman family will hold a reunion Aug. 30 at Center Fire Department from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. A potluck lunch is planned at noon. All friends and family are invited to attend. For directions or more information please call Vera at 870-994-7904...
Tuckers to mark 155 years in Fulton (08/21/03)
The descendants of Henry Tucker and his two wives -- Mary "Polly" Grant and Sally Myers -- of Washington County, Va., will hold a family reunion at the North Arkansas Electric Cooperative building in Salem Oct. 4-5. Kinchen Tucker, the eldest son of Henry and Polly, first moved his family to Fulton County in the 1850s. ...
Hot air balloon championship set (08/21/03)
About 20 hot air balloons are set to float across the skies and above the Ozark Mountains near Harrison when the city holds the Arkansas Hot Air Balloon State Championship Sept. 5-7. The festival begins Sept. 5 with tethered balloon rides available to individuals for $1. ...
Sidney sets school homecoming (08/21/03)
The biennial Sidney School Homecoming will be Aug. 31 at the community center starting at 1 p.m. All former students and residents of the Sidney area are welcome to attend, according to reunion planner Verbyl Caraway. The reunions started in 1981 and have been held every two years since. Until consolidation in 1957, the Sidney School District served a large area of southwestern Sharp County, plus a part of Izard County...
Tuckers to mark 155 years in Fulton (08/21/03)
The descendants of Henry Tucker and his two wives -- Mary "Polly" Grant and Sally Myers -- of Washington County, Va., will hold a family reunion at the North Arkansas Electric Cooperative building in Salem Oct. 4-5. Kinchen Tucker, the eldest son of Henry and Polly, first moved his family to Fulton County in the 1850s. ...
Hot air balloon championship set (08/21/03)
About 20 hot air balloons are set to float across the skies and above the Ozark Mountains near Harrison when the city holds the Arkansas Hot Air Balloon State Championship Sept. 5-7. The festival begins Sept. 5 with tethered balloon rides available to individuals for $1. ...
Goodmans to hold reunion (08/21/03)
The Goodman family will hold a reunion Aug. 30 at Center Fire Department from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. A potluck lunch is planned at noon. All friends and family are invited to attend. For directions or more information please call Vera at 870-994-7904...
Ozarka Foundation slates golf benefit (08/21/03)
The Ozarka College Foundation Board has announced its annual benefit golf scramble will be held on Sept. 27. Coopers' Hawk Golf Club in Melbourne will host the tournament this year. Cash prizes will be awarded to flight winners as well as selected hole prizes and other complimentary gifts for participants...
Red, white and blue memories of the ABA (08/21/03)
Growing up as a child I will always remember a new pro-sports league that came along in the late 60s. It was a league called the American Basketball Association, commonly known as the ABA. It was formed in 1967 and adopted a red, white and blue ball and also was the first league to use the 3-point shot...
State Senior Olympic games set for Hot Springs (08/21/03)
Up to 1,000 contestants are expected to participate in the track and field, swimming, golf, basketball, softball, tennis and recreational events scheduled for the Arkansas Senior Olympic Games to be held Sept. 5-21 in Hot Springs. About 20 percent of the contestants are expected to come from states other than Arkansas, according to Gail Ezelle, executive director of the games. ...
Hunters have reason to be excited about upcoming duck season (08/21/03)
Duck hunters have a reason to be excited about the upcoming season due to a rise in breeding populations. Habitat conditions are also excellent and that translates into good duck production. What this all means is more ducks in the fall flight including younger ducks that are easier to hunt, according to former AGFC duck program coordinator Mike Checkett. ...
Hog Calls (08/21/03)
FAYETTEVILLE -- The Razorbacks' senior leadership stands out in black and white. That's an unspoken goal every vastly integrated college team desires. Obviously, in some sports like college baseball, which few blacks seem to play anymore with scholarships fractionalized to a ridiculous nub in pursuit for gender equity, a melting pot chemistry isn't going to matter significantly, though of course it is desired...
Thayer swims to fifth place in district meet (08/21/03)
The Thayer swim team placed fifth at the district meet held in West Plains recently. Mountain View came in first with 418 points, followed by West Plains with 382, Lebannon with 340, Willow Springs with 242, Thayer with 223, Marshfield with 133, Cabool with 133, Ava with 125, Houston with 113 and Mountain Grove with 46 points...
FCB/BRTC Foundation golf tournament scheduled (08/21/03)
The First Community Bank/Black River Technical College Foundation Golf Tournament is scheduled for Sept. 13 at Rolling Hills Country Club in Pocahontas. This year, the 10th for the annual tournament, marks a special year and beginning of a new level of fund-raising for the college, with the sponsorship of First Community Bank, which is underwriting the event with a $10,000 donation...
Truck pull scheduled as part of Fulton Fair (08/21/03)
Truck and tractor pulling fans will see some of the areas top pullers at the Fulton County Fair truck and tractor pull Aug. 23 at the fairgrounds arena at the Salem Civic Center complex, Highway 62,West, Salem. Farm tractors will pull at 7 p.m. and the truck pull will immediately follow the tractors...
Red, white and blue memories of the ABA (08/21/03)
Growing up as a child I will always remember a new pro-sports league that came along in the late 60s. It was a league called the American Basketball Association, commonly known as the ABA. It was formed in 1967 and adopted a red, white and blue ball and also was the first league to use the 3-point shot. ...
Wild mountain lion killed on Missouri road (08/21/03)
A necropsy of the mountain lion killed the night of Aug. 11 by a motorist in Callaway County indicates the animal migrated to Central Missouri from the west. That is the preliminary finding of a team of Missouri Department of Conservation wildlife biologists who examined the cat Aug. 13...
Ozarka Foundation slates golf benefit (08/21/03)
The Ozarka College Foundation Board has announced its annual benefit golf scramble will be held on Sept. 27. Coopers' Hawk Golf Club in Melbourne will host the tournament this year. Cash prizes will be awarded to flight winners as well as selected hole prizes and other complimentary gifts for participants...
State Senior Olympic games set for Hot Springs (08/21/03)
Up to 1,000 contestants are expected to participate in the track and field, swimming, golf, basketball, softball, tennis and recreational events scheduled for the Arkansas Senior Olympic Games to be held Sept. 5-21 in Hot Springs. About 20 percent of the contestants are expected to come from states other than Arkansas, according to Gail Ezelle, executive director of the games. ...
Red, white and blue memories of the ABA (08/21/03)
Growing up as a child I will always remember a new pro-sports league that came along in the late 60s. It was a league called the American Basketball Association, commonly known as the ABA. It was formed in 1967 and adopted a red, white and blue ball and also was the first league to use the 3-point shot...
Hog Calls (08/21/03)
FAYETTEVILLE -- The Razorbacks' senior leadership stands out in black and white. That's an unspoken goal every vastly integrated college team desires. Obviously, in some sports like college baseball, which few blacks seem to play anymore with scholarships fractionalized to a ridiculous nub in pursuit for gender equity, a melting pot chemistry isn't going to matter significantly, though of course it is desired...
Thayer swims to fifth place in district meet (08/21/03)
The Thayer swim team placed fifth at the district meet held in West Plains recently. Mountain View came in first with 418 points, followed by West Plains with 382, Lebannon with 340, Willow Springs with 242, Thayer with 223, Marshfield with 133, Cabool with 133, Ava with 125, Houston with 113 and Mountain Grove with 46 points...
FCB/BRTC Foundation golf tournament scheduled (08/21/03)
The First Community Bank/Black River Technical College Foundation Golf Tournament is scheduled for Sept. 13 at Rolling Hills Country Club in Pocahontas. This year, the 10th for the annual tournament, marks a special year and beginning of a new level of fund-raising for the college, with the sponsorship of First Community Bank, which is underwriting the event with a $10,000 donation...
Hunters have reason to be excited about upcoming duck season (08/21/03)
Duck hunters have a reason to be excited about the upcoming season due to a rise in breeding populations. Habitat conditions are also excellent and that translates into good duck production. What this all means is more ducks in the fall flight including younger ducks that are easier to hunt, according to former AGFC duck program coordinator Mike Checkett. ...
Truck pull scheduled as part of Fulton Fair (08/21/03)
Truck and tractor pulling fans will see some of the areas top pullers at the Fulton County Fair truck and tractor pull Aug. 23 at the fairgrounds arena at the Salem Civic Center complex, Highway 62,West, Salem. Farm tractors will pull at 7 p.m. and the truck pull will immediately follow the tractors...
Red, white and blue memories of the ABA (08/21/03)
Growing up as a child I will always remember a new pro-sports league that came along in the late 60s. It was a league called the American Basketball Association, commonly known as the ABA. It was formed in 1967 and adopted a red, white and blue ball and also was the first league to use the 3-point shot. ...
Wild mountain lion killed on Missouri road (08/21/03)
A necropsy of the mountain lion killed the night of Aug. 11 by a motorist in Callaway County indicates the animal migrated to Central Missouri from the west. That is the preliminary finding of a team of Missouri Department of Conservation wildlife biologists who examined the cat Aug. 13...
Terry Randall Hembree (08/21/03)
Terry Randall Hembree, 38, of Hardy, Ark., died Aug. 10, 2003 at Eastern Ozarks Regional Health System in Cherokee Village. Born Oct. 14, 1964, in Chicago, he was the son of Carey R. Moore and Joan M. Hembree Moore. He was a 1982 graduate of Williford High School...
Stanford Barfield (08/21/03)
Stanford Alexander Barfield, of Mountain Home, Ark., formerly of Viola, son of the late Gordon Lafayette Barfield and Anna Lura Morton Barfield, was born Nov. 6, 1914, in Barwick, Ga. He died Aug. 15, 2003, at Baxter Regional Medical Center in Mountain Home at the age of 88 years...
Miles Edward King (08/21/03)
Miles Edward King, 75, of Ash Flat, Ark., died Aug. 16, 2003, at Eastern Ozarks Regional Health System in Cherokee Village. He was born Sept. 1, 1927, in Rector, Ark., the son of Marie Duffel Blan and Jewell King. He was a retired riverboat worker and also retired from the railroad. He was a veteran of the United States Air Force and was of the Baptist faith...
Irene Garrison (08/21/03)
Irene Katherine Garrison, 79, of Horseshoe Bend, Ark., died Aug. 12, 2003, at Baxter Regional Medical Center in Mountain Home, Ark. Survivors include her husband, Joseph J. Garrison of the home; a son, John Garrison (Debi) Brea; a daughter, Georgia Machado (Tom) of Horseshoe Bend; a brother, Steve Ondrejko of San Clemente, Calif.; two sisters -- Norma Ulam of Warren, Ohio and Margarte Chopko of Phoenix; and five grandsons...
Julia Kathleen Milligan (08/21/03)
Julia Kathleen Milligan, 67, of Emmet died Aug. 11, 2003, at her home. Born Oct. 24, 1935, in Mountain View Community East of Cave City, she was the daughter of Burrell and Alice Lawrence Crabtree. She was a homemaker and a member of Laneburg United Pentecostal Church at Laneburg...
Annie Ree Packer (08/21/03)
Annie Ree Taylor Packer, 89, army nurse, psychiatric nurse, teach-er, poet, lecturer and author died Aug. 14, 2003. The daughter of a prominent Baptist minister and herself an Episcopalian, Ann served as a first lieutenant in the United States Army during World War II, stationed in France. ...
Donald E. Eheart (08/21/03)
Donald E. Eheart, 51, of Onarga, Ill., died at Grant Medical Center in Columbus, Ohio Aug. 14, 2003. He was born July 31, 1952, in Tacoma, Wash., the son of Glenn E. Eheart and Betty Mae Cass Eheart. He spent his childhood in Onarga, Ill, and attended Onarga and Gilman Schools. He was employed as a truck driver for Smith Transport of Roaring Springs, Pa. He was married Dec. 9, 1988 to Diane L. Seegmiller in Henderson, Ky...
Dorothy Ruth Wood (08/21/03)
Dorothy Ruth Brown Wood, of Sturkie, Ark., daughter of the late Wayne Solomon and Sophia Giertz Brown was born July 14, 1913, at Kingman, Kan. She died Aug. 12, 2003, at Salem,at the age of 90 years. Ruth married James Clough Wood Sept. 21, 1931, at Kingman, Kan., and to this union five children were born. She spent her working years as a wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, great-great-grandmother and a homemaker. She was a member of Bay Creek Baptist Church at Sturkie...
Frances Virginia Biles (08/21/03)
Frances Virginia Sanders Biles, of Salem, Ark., daughter of the late Hyman and Nettie Sanders, was born Dec. 25, 1920, in Piggott, Ark. She died Aug. 15, 2003, at Mari-de-Villa Retirement Center in St. Louis, Mo. age the age of 82. She was married June 15, 1944, to Owen Harris Biles in Piggott, Ark., and to this union three children were born -- Janet Shaver of Little Rock, Joan Carlson of St. ...
"John" Ramsey (08/21/03)
Thurman "John" Ramsey of Thayer, Mo., son of the late Allen and Ola Everett Ramsey was born Feb. 17, 1919, at Picher, Okla., and died Aug. 10, 2003, at the age of 84 years. He served in the Navy during World War II. He was a member of Thayer Eagles...
Willie Arizona Hovis (08/21/03)
Willie Arizona Hovis, 86, of Ash Flat, died Aug. 17 2003, at Baxter Regional Medical Center in Mountain Home, Ark. Born May 17, 1917, in Wolf River, Tenn., she was married to Walter W. Hovis June 9, 1951, in Winchester, Ind., and he preceded her in death in 1996. She worked for many years in nursing for the Central State Hospital in Indianapolis, Ind. She moved to the Sharp County area in 1972 from Indianapolis, She attended services at the Spring River Baptist Church in Hardy...
Jessie Lee Holland (08/21/03)
Jessie Lee Holland, 72, of Williford, died Aug. 15, 2003, at St. Bernard's Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born in Bono, Ark., he served in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict and received the Purple Heart in 1952. He was a supervisor for the Chrysler Corporation in Dayton, Ohio, before retiring in 1989, to become a farmer in Williford. He was a member of the Bristol Assembly of God Church in Williford...
Raymond Earl Parnell (08/21/03)
Raymond Earl Parnell, 47, of Salem, died Aug. 12, 2003, at his home. Born March 16, 1956, in England, Ark. He was the son of Robert Daniel Parnell and Edith Josephine Holt Parnell. He married Mary White Aug. 27, 1987, at Lonoke, Ark. He was a farmer but had been disabled for many years. He was a member of the Mount Zion Baptist Church at Union...
Loyd William Wilburn (08/21/03)
Loyd William Wilburn, 89, of Alton, Mo., was born Oct. 13, 1913, in Oregon County, Mo., and died Aug. 3, 2003, at Shady Oaks Nursing Center in Thayer. Survivors include a daughter, Marianne Hufstedler and husband, Don, of Alton; two grandsons -- Karl Hufstedler and wife, Margaret, of Alton, and Kirt Hufstedler and wife, Kathy, of Plainfield, Ill.; four great-grandchildren -- Jonathan and wife, Heather, Andy and wife, Mendy, Kraig and Katie; two sisters -- Retha Preston and Flora Shrum both of St. ...
Anna Louise Wohlwend (08/21/03)
Anna Louise Wohlwend, 96, of Horse-shoe Bend, Ark., died Aug. 17, 2003, at Baxter Regional Medical Center in Mountain Home, Ark. Born March 28, 1907 in Marion, Ill., she was the daughter of John and Caroline Wohlwend. She spent 11 years as a registered nurse in various nursing positions in St. ...
Jimmy Houts Sr. (08/21/03)
Jimmy Jean Houts Sr., son of the late Rollie Houts and Eula Ethel Loffman Houts was born July 15, 1925, in Clinton, Mo., and died Aug. 6, 2003, in Thayer, Mo. at the age of 78 years. He was married Feb. 11, 1962, in Kansas City, Mo. to Janice Harper...
Stanford Barfield (08/21/03)
Stanford Alexander Barfield, of Mountain Home, Ark., formerly of Viola, son of the late Gordon Lafayette Barfield and Anna Lura Morton Barfield, was born Nov. 6, 1914, in Barwick, Ga. He died Aug. 15, 2003, at Baxter Regional Medical Center in Mountain Home at the age of 88 years...
Annie Ree Packer (08/21/03)
Annie Ree Taylor Packer, 89, army nurse, psychiatric nurse, teach-er, poet, lecturer and author died Aug. 14, 2003. The daughter of a prominent Baptist minister and herself an Episcopalian, Ann served as a first lieutenant in the United States Army during World War II, stationed in France. ...
Miles Edward King (08/21/03)
Miles Edward King, 75, of Ash Flat, Ark., died Aug. 16, 2003, at Eastern Ozarks Regional Health System in Cherokee Village. He was born Sept. 1, 1927, in Rector, Ark., the son of Marie Duffel Blan and Jewell King. He was a retired riverboat worker and also retired from the railroad. He was a veteran of the United States Air Force and was of the Baptist faith...
Jessie Lee Holland (08/21/03)
Jessie Lee Holland, 72, of Williford, died Aug. 15, 2003, at St. Bernard's Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born in Bono, Ark., he served in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict and received the Purple Heart in 1952. He was a supervisor for the Chrysler Corporation in Dayton, Ohio, before retiring in 1989, to become a farmer in Williford. He was a member of the Bristol Assembly of God Church in Williford...
Raymond Earl Parnell (08/21/03)
Raymond Earl Parnell, 47, of Salem, died Aug. 12, 2003, at his home. Born March 16, 1956, in England, Ark. He was the son of Robert Daniel Parnell and Edith Josephine Holt Parnell. He married Mary White Aug. 27, 1987, at Lonoke, Ark. He was a farmer but had been disabled for many years. He was a member of the Mount Zion Baptist Church at Union...
Loyd William Wilburn (08/21/03)
Loyd William Wilburn, 89, of Alton, Mo., was born Oct. 13, 1913, in Oregon County, Mo., and died Aug. 3, 2003, at Shady Oaks Nursing Center in Thayer. Survivors include a daughter, Marianne Hufstedler and husband, Don, of Alton; two grandsons -- Karl Hufstedler and wife, Margaret, of Alton, and Kirt Hufstedler and wife, Kathy, of Plainfield, Ill.; four great-grandchildren -- Jonathan and wife, Heather, Andy and wife, Mendy, Kraig and Katie; two sisters -- Retha Preston and Flora Shrum both of St. ...
Julia Kathleen Milligan (08/21/03)
Julia Kathleen Milligan, 67, of Emmet died Aug. 11, 2003, at her home. Born Oct. 24, 1935, in Mountain View Community East of Cave City, she was the daughter of Burrell and Alice Lawrence Crabtree. She was a homemaker and a member of Laneburg United Pentecostal Church at Laneburg...
Irene Garrison (08/21/03)
Irene Katherine Garrison, 79, of Horseshoe Bend, Ark., died Aug. 12, 2003, at Baxter Regional Medical Center in Mountain Home, Ark. Survivors include her husband, Joseph J. Garrison of the home; a son, John Garrison (Debi) Brea; a daughter, Georgia Machado (Tom) of Horseshoe Bend; a brother, Steve Ondrejko of San Clemente, Calif.; two sisters -- Norma Ulam of Warren, Ohio and Margarte Chopko of Phoenix; and five grandsons...
Terry Randall Hembree (08/21/03)
Terry Randall Hembree, 38, of Hardy, Ark., died Aug. 10, 2003 at Eastern Ozarks Regional Health System in Cherokee Village. Born Oct. 14, 1964, in Chicago, he was the son of Carey R. Moore and Joan M. Hembree Moore. He was a 1982 graduate of Williford High School...
Jimmy Houts Sr. (08/21/03)
Jimmy Jean Houts Sr., son of the late Rollie Houts and Eula Ethel Loffman Houts was born July 15, 1925, in Clinton, Mo., and died Aug. 6, 2003, in Thayer, Mo. at the age of 78 years. He was married Feb. 11, 1962, in Kansas City, Mo. to Janice Harper...
Donald E. Eheart (08/21/03)
Donald E. Eheart, 51, of Onarga, Ill., died at Grant Medical Center in Columbus, Ohio Aug. 14, 2003. He was born July 31, 1952, in Tacoma, Wash., the son of Glenn E. Eheart and Betty Mae Cass Eheart. He spent his childhood in Onarga, Ill, and attended Onarga and Gilman Schools. He was employed as a truck driver for Smith Transport of Roaring Springs, Pa. He was married Dec. 9, 1988 to Diane L. Seegmiller in Henderson, Ky...
Frances Virginia Biles (08/21/03)
Frances Virginia Sanders Biles, of Salem, Ark., daughter of the late Hyman and Nettie Sanders, was born Dec. 25, 1920, in Piggott, Ark. She died Aug. 15, 2003, at Mari-de-Villa Retirement Center in St. Louis, Mo. age the age of 82. She was married June 15, 1944, to Owen Harris Biles in Piggott, Ark., and to this union three children were born -- Janet Shaver of Little Rock, Joan Carlson of St. ...
"John" Ramsey (08/21/03)
Thurman "John" Ramsey of Thayer, Mo., son of the late Allen and Ola Everett Ramsey was born Feb. 17, 1919, at Picher, Okla., and died Aug. 10, 2003, at the age of 84 years. He served in the Navy during World War II. He was a member of Thayer Eagles...
Anna Louise Wohlwend (08/21/03)
Anna Louise Wohlwend, 96, of Horse-shoe Bend, Ark., died Aug. 17, 2003, at Baxter Regional Medical Center in Mountain Home, Ark. Born March 28, 1907 in Marion, Ill., she was the daughter of John and Caroline Wohlwend. She spent 11 years as a registered nurse in various nursing positions in St. ...
Willie Arizona Hovis (08/21/03)
Willie Arizona Hovis, 86, of Ash Flat, died Aug. 17 2003, at Baxter Regional Medical Center in Mountain Home, Ark. Born May 17, 1917, in Wolf River, Tenn., she was married to Walter W. Hovis June 9, 1951, in Winchester, Ind., and he preceded her in death in 1996. She worked for many years in nursing for the Central State Hospital in Indianapolis, Ind. She moved to the Sharp County area in 1972 from Indianapolis, She attended services at the Spring River Baptist Church in Hardy...
Dorothy Ruth Wood (08/21/03)
Dorothy Ruth Brown Wood, of Sturkie, Ark., daughter of the late Wayne Solomon and Sophia Giertz Brown was born July 14, 1913, at Kingman, Kan. She died Aug. 12, 2003, at Salem,at the age of 90 years. Ruth married James Clough Wood Sept. 21, 1931, at Kingman, Kan., and to this union five children were born. She spent her working years as a wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, great-great-grandmother and a homemaker. She was a member of Bay Creek Baptist Church at Sturkie...
Amber Lynn Stewart (08/21/03)
Aunt Stephanie and cousin Kerry have announced the birth of their niece and cousin, Amber Lynn Stewart, born at 7:51 p.m. July 28, 2003, in Little Rock. She weighed 9 pounds, 2 ounces, and was 20 inches long. Parents are Chad and Amy Stewart of Ash Flat...
Lucas Paul Foster (08/21/03)
Anna Danielle Sutherland and Paul Edwin Foster of Sturkie have announced the birth of their son, Lucas Paul Foster, Aug. 12, 2003, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. He weighed 6 pounds, 12 ounces and was welcomed home by his sister, Jessika Rene Foster...
Andrew Noble Foster (08/21/03)
Andy and Leah Foster of Oxford have announced the birth of their son, Andrew Noble Foster, July 17, 2003, at Baxter Regional Medical Center in Mountain Home. He weighed 8 pounds, 1 ounce and was 20.5 inches long. He was welcomed home by his 6-year-old sister, Amanda...
Brooklyn K. Sellers (08/21/03)
Teresa Sellers of Hardy has announced the birth of her daughter, Brooklyn Kenadie Sellars, born July 27, 2003, at Harris Hospital in Newport. She weighed 7 pounds, 14.8 ounces and was 21 1/2 inches long. Grandparents are Charlotte Sellers of Highland and the late Terry Sellers...
Amber Lynn Stewart (08/21/03)
Aunt Stephanie and cousin Kerry have announced the birth of their niece and cousin, Amber Lynn Stewart, born at 7:51 p.m. July 28, 2003, in Little Rock. She weighed 9 pounds, 2 ounces, and was 20 inches long. Parents are Chad and Amy Stewart of Ash Flat...
Lucas Paul Foster (08/21/03)
Anna Danielle Sutherland and Paul Edwin Foster of Sturkie have announced the birth of their son, Lucas Paul Foster, Aug. 12, 2003, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. He weighed 6 pounds, 12 ounces and was welcomed home by his sister, Jessika Rene Foster...
Andrew Noble Foster (08/21/03)
Andy and Leah Foster of Oxford have announced the birth of their son, Andrew Noble Foster, July 17, 2003, at Baxter Regional Medical Center in Mountain Home. He weighed 8 pounds, 1 ounce and was 20.5 inches long. He was welcomed home by his 6-year-old sister, Amanda...
Brooklyn K. Sellers (08/21/03)
Teresa Sellers of Hardy has announced the birth of her daughter, Brooklyn Kenadie Sellars, born July 27, 2003, at Harris Hospital in Newport. She weighed 7 pounds, 14.8 ounces and was 21 1/2 inches long. Grandparents are Charlotte Sellers of Highland and the late Terry Sellers...
Boldly Going Nowhere (08/21/03)
Men are fallen beings. The wheelbarrow was invented so they could walk on their hind legs. Women are fallen beings. The pedestal was invented to give them a better view and a place to be seen. Being in love is a fallen state. That's why it's called "falling" in love...
From my Front Porch (08/21/03)
On any given day of the week, except Sunday, 89-year-old Willow Springs resident Lil Lovan can be found tending the flowerbeds surrounding her gracious home. With its tall, colonial columns, her home is reminiscent of Lil's ancestral roots, which run true and deep through the rich, fertile farmland of the deep South...
From my Front Porch (08/21/03)
On any given day of the week, except Sunday, 89-year-old Willow Springs resident Lil Lovan can be found tending the flowerbeds surrounding her gracious home. With its tall, colonial columns, her home is reminiscent of Lil's ancestral roots, which run true and deep through the rich, fertile farmland of the deep South...
Boldly Going Nowhere (08/21/03)
Men are fallen beings. The wheelbarrow was invented so they could walk on their hind legs. Women are fallen beings. The pedestal was invented to give them a better view and a place to be seen. Being in love is a fallen state. That's why it's called "falling" in love...