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Stories from Thursday, October 9, 2003

Walk With Me (10/09/03)
Easter Seals poster child to be featured guest at fund-raiserRiley McClanahan, an Easter Seals poster child who suffered from a brain hemorrhage when he was 2 weeks old, will be a guest at the Salem Easter Seals Walk With Me event Oct. 11 at the Salem City Park...
It's walnut harvest time in the Ozarks (10/09/03)
OREGON COUNTY -- With fall and cooler weather comes the annual black walnut harvest in the Ozarks. Oregon County is famous for the amount and quality of walnuts harvested each October, and Hammons Products Company of Stockton, Mo., anticipates another large walnut crop this year. A Hammons spokesperson said walnuts grow wild throughout the Ozarks...
One of two fugitives nabbed (10/09/03)
The driver of a vehicle involved in a high-speed chase remains at large, but a second suspect, the passenger, was arrested Sept. 25. Guy A. Claude, 29, of Williford was arrested by a trooper during a traffic stop and transported to the Fulton County jail on charges stemming from an incident Aug. 30...
Thayer man sent to state prison (10/09/03)
OREGON COUNTY -- Andy Roark of Thayer was taken to state prison last week after his probation was revoked. According to officers with the Oregon County Sheriff's Office, Roark, 20, was found guilty of stealing three calves on Nov. 24, 2001, and was placed on three years probation. Sheriff's reports said that on Sept. 23 Roark was charged with felony burglary and stealing in connection with an incident at the Jason and Sherry Rhoades home located at Rt. 3, Thayer...
CRASH (10/09/03)
Joseph Gaskins, 15, of Salem was traveling east on Highway 62, 5 miles east of Salem, when his 1993 Ford Ranger pickup truck ran off the right side of the road Oct. 1, according to Cpl Ronnie Stewart of the Arkansas State Police. Gaskins traveled along the shoulder and through the ditch striking a private drive embankment, Stewart reported. ...
Judge upbeat as he awaits donor heart (10/09/03)
Sharp County Judge Harold Crawford is in a Little Rock Hospital and won't be able to come home until he receives an important piece of equipment -- a new heart. Crawford, 65, was admitted to Baptist Hospital Sept. 17 after his kidneys began to fail. Crawford said he is feeling much better after days in the hospital, an attentive doctor and the needed medications...
Alton School bus drivers honored (10/09/03)
For the fifth year in a row the Alton School District has received commendations for exemplary school bus maintenance from the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education and Missouri State Highway Patrol. The school district received the awards during the summer, and the transportation department was commended by the school board at its September meeting. ...
'Scouting for Food' set at Alton (10/09/03)
ALTON -- The Alton Community Food Bank supply is low and needs the support of the community to help the needy, a spokesman said. The Alton Cub Scout Pack 102 will hold a "Scouting for Food" drive on Oct.18 and Oct. 25. The Cub Scouts will be placing the plastic bags on each door on Oct. 18 at 10 a.m. The Scouts ask that food of choice to donate be placed in the bags and placed on the front porch or driveway for pickup Oct. 25 starting at 10 a.m...
Fire department serves up the grub (10/09/03)
BB ROAD -- Approximately 170 meals were served at the BB Road Volunteer Fire Department and Community Center barbecue Sept. 27. "This was the best we've had in years," said Darlene Rogers, events coordinator. Carry-out meals and the new salad bar were a big success...
Thayer man pleads guilty in federal court in Springfield (10/09/03)
SPRINGFIELD -- A Thayer man, Timothy Jacobs, pleaded guilty in federal court last month to being a felon in possession of a firearm. Jacobs, 35, appeared before U.S. District Judge Richard Door. Jacobs admitted during the court proceedings he was in possession of a .380-caliber Hi Point Firearms pistol and ammunition in March of this year in Oregon County...
Fall colors seen in southern Missouri (10/09/03)
SOUTHERN MISSOURI -- The first day of fall showed its face on the calendar Sept. 22, and according to the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) Forestry Division, the southern portion of the state below I-44, including Oregon County, will offer the most colorful autumn vegetation this year...
Walk With Me (10/09/03)
Easter Seals poster child to be featured guest at fund-raiserRiley McClanahan, an Easter Seals poster child who suffered from a brain hemorrhage when he was 2 weeks old, will be a guest at the Salem Easter Seals Walk With Me event Oct. 11 at the Salem City Park...
Thayer man sent to state prison (10/09/03)
OREGON COUNTY -- Andy Roark of Thayer was taken to state prison last week after his probation was revoked. According to officers with the Oregon County Sheriff's Office, Roark, 20, was found guilty of stealing three calves on Nov. 24, 2001, and was placed on three years probation. Sheriff's reports said that on Sept. 23 Roark was charged with felony burglary and stealing in connection with an incident at the Jason and Sherry Rhoades home located at Rt. 3, Thayer...
One of two fugitives nabbed (10/09/03)
The driver of a vehicle involved in a high-speed chase remains at large, but a second suspect, the passenger, was arrested Sept. 25. Guy A. Claude, 29, of Williford was arrested by a trooper during a traffic stop and transported to the Fulton County jail on charges stemming from an incident Aug. 30...
It's walnut harvest time in the Ozarks (10/09/03)
OREGON COUNTY -- With fall and cooler weather comes the annual black walnut harvest in the Ozarks. Oregon County is famous for the amount and quality of walnuts harvested each October, and Hammons Products Company of Stockton, Mo., anticipates another large walnut crop this year. A Hammons spokesperson said walnuts grow wild throughout the Ozarks...
CRASH (10/09/03)
Joseph Gaskins, 15, of Salem was traveling east on Highway 62, 5 miles east of Salem, when his 1993 Ford Ranger pickup truck ran off the right side of the road Oct. 1, according to Cpl Ronnie Stewart of the Arkansas State Police. Gaskins traveled along the shoulder and through the ditch striking a private drive embankment, Stewart reported. ...
Judge upbeat as he awaits donor heart (10/09/03)
Sharp County Judge Harold Crawford is in a Little Rock Hospital and won't be able to come home until he receives an important piece of equipment -- a new heart. Crawford, 65, was admitted to Baptist Hospital Sept. 17 after his kidneys began to fail. Crawford said he is feeling much better after days in the hospital, an attentive doctor and the needed medications...
Alton School bus drivers honored (10/09/03)
For the fifth year in a row the Alton School District has received commendations for exemplary school bus maintenance from the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education and Missouri State Highway Patrol. The school district received the awards during the summer, and the transportation department was commended by the school board at its September meeting. ...
'Scouting for Food' set at Alton (10/09/03)
ALTON -- The Alton Community Food Bank supply is low and needs the support of the community to help the needy, a spokesman said. The Alton Cub Scout Pack 102 will hold a "Scouting for Food" drive on Oct.18 and Oct. 25. The Cub Scouts will be placing the plastic bags on each door on Oct. 18 at 10 a.m. The Scouts ask that food of choice to donate be placed in the bags and placed on the front porch or driveway for pickup Oct. 25 starting at 10 a.m...
Fire department serves up the grub (10/09/03)
BB ROAD -- Approximately 170 meals were served at the BB Road Volunteer Fire Department and Community Center barbecue Sept. 27. "This was the best we've had in years," said Darlene Rogers, events coordinator. Carry-out meals and the new salad bar were a big success...
Fall colors seen in southern Missouri (10/09/03)
SOUTHERN MISSOURI -- The first day of fall showed its face on the calendar Sept. 22, and according to the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) Forestry Division, the southern portion of the state below I-44, including Oregon County, will offer the most colorful autumn vegetation this year...
Thayer man pleads guilty in federal court in Springfield (10/09/03)
SPRINGFIELD -- A Thayer man, Timothy Jacobs, pleaded guilty in federal court last month to being a felon in possession of a firearm. Jacobs, 35, appeared before U.S. District Judge Richard Door. Jacobs admitted during the court proceedings he was in possession of a .380-caliber Hi Point Firearms pistol and ammunition in March of this year in Oregon County...
Dick Clay to be guest speaker at Ravenden homecoming dinner (10/09/03)
The annual Ravenden homecoming dinner will be Oct. 19 at the municipal building located on second street in Ravenden. The event will begin at 1 p.m. with a potluck dinner followed by entertainment, a guest speaker and door prizes. Dick Clay, host of Dick Clay's Sports Magazine Show that airs Sunday morning on KAIT 8 will be the speaker. Rowdy and Harmony Fortson of Paragould will provide bluegrass music...
Booth retires after 35 years with Fulton County Hospital (10/09/03)
Sue Booth began work at Fulton County Hospital Dec. 12, 1967, as one of the housekeeping staff. Her retirement party was held at the hospital Sept. 24. Booth worked in the housekeeping department for all of her 35 years of employment with the hospital. ...
91 YEARS OLD (10/09/03)
Roe T. Cantrell is having an open house at the North Arkansas Electric Cooperative building's Orange Room in Salem Oct. 18 at at 1 p.m to celebrate his 91st birthday. All friends and relatives are invited. Refreshments will be served.
Family Reunions (10/09/03)
The annual reunion of the descendents of Ransom and Carrie (Birdsong) Moore and related Moore families was held Sept. 27 in the Orange Room of North Arkansas Electric Coop in Salem. There were 97 in attendance, including the following for the first time: Letha Dawdy and Roberta Jones of Carlsbad, N.M., Jim and Dorene Harbour of Lake Providence, La., and Linda Estes of Skiatook, Okla...
District Fair winner (10/09/03)
~PHOTOGENIC WINNER Bailey Long, 13-year-old daughter of Jeffrey and Marla Long of Salem, was the Northcentral Arkansas District Fair pageant winner in the most photogenic division.
Booth retires after 35 years with Fulton County Hospital (10/09/03)
Sue Booth began work at Fulton County Hospital Dec. 12, 1967, as one of the housekeeping staff. Her retirement party was held at the hospital Sept. 24. Booth worked in the housekeeping department for all of her 35 years of employment with the hospital. ...
Family Reunions (10/09/03)
The annual reunion of the descendents of Ransom and Carrie (Birdsong) Moore and related Moore families was held Sept. 27 in the Orange Room of North Arkansas Electric Coop in Salem. There were 97 in attendance, including the following for the first time: Letha Dawdy and Roberta Jones of Carlsbad, N.M., Jim and Dorene Harbour of Lake Providence, La., and Linda Estes of Skiatook, Okla...
District Fair winner (10/09/03)
~PHOTOGENIC WINNER Bailey Long, 13-year-old daughter of Jeffrey and Marla Long of Salem, was the Northcentral Arkansas District Fair pageant winner in the most photogenic division.
Dick Clay to be guest speaker at Ravenden homecoming dinner (10/09/03)
The annual Ravenden homecoming dinner will be Oct. 19 at the municipal building located on second street in Ravenden. The event will begin at 1 p.m. with a potluck dinner followed by entertainment, a guest speaker and door prizes. Dick Clay, host of Dick Clay's Sports Magazine Show that airs Sunday morning on KAIT 8 will be the speaker. Rowdy and Harmony Fortson of Paragould will provide bluegrass music...
91 YEARS OLD (10/09/03)
Roe T. Cantrell is having an open house at the North Arkansas Electric Cooperative building's Orange Room in Salem Oct. 18 at at 1 p.m to celebrate his 91st birthday. All friends and relatives are invited. Refreshments will be served.
Lady Cats rout Summersville (10/09/03)
The Thayer Lady Bobcat softball team defeated Summersville 15-1 in a run-ruled game Sept. 29. The Lady Cats made short work of Summersville in the three-inning contest, striking for six runs in both the first and second inning, before adding three more in the third...
Hunting accidents down in Arkansas (10/09/03)
Most hunters in Arkansas play it safe while enjoying their hobby, and that's reflected in the number of accidents from last year's hunting season. Statistics from the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission reveal that fewer people were injured in hunting accidents during the 2002-2003 hunting season as compared to the 2001-2002 season. This is the third straight year that incidents have declined in Arkansas...
Waterfowl time limits set for St. Francis Floodway (10/09/03)
Waterfowl hunters on both public and private ground will have to stop hunting at noon in an area between the St. Francis River flood control main levees on the east and west and on the north from Highway 412 east of Paragould south to Highway 63S at Marked Tree. The area includes the St. Francis Sunken Lands Wildlife Management Area...
Greyhounds bedeviled by Hughes (10/09/03)
In the past four games, since opening play in the 3AA Conference, the Salem Greyhounds have witnessed more speed than is found at a NASCAR race. Marked Tree, Parkin and Turrell are all teams loaded with more speed and quickness than a lot of football teams have in a lifetime...
Bobcats dig out of hole, stuff Ava (10/09/03)
After being the victims of an upset at the hands of the Liberty Eagles in overtime last week, it's a safe bet that the Thayer Bobcats went through a tough week of practice with one thing in mind; getting off to a good start against the Class 3 Ava Bears...
Greyhounds bedeviled by Hughes (10/09/03)
In the past four games, since opening play in the 3AA Conference, the Salem Greyhounds have witnessed more speed than is found at a NASCAR race. Marked Tree, Parkin and Turrell are all teams loaded with more speed and quickness than a lot of football teams have in a lifetime...
Lady Cats rout Summersville (10/09/03)
The Thayer Lady Bobcat softball team defeated Summersville 15-1 in a run-ruled game Sept. 29. The Lady Cats made short work of Summersville in the three-inning contest, striking for six runs in both the first and second inning, before adding three more in the third...
Hunting accidents down in Arkansas (10/09/03)
Most hunters in Arkansas play it safe while enjoying their hobby, and that's reflected in the number of accidents from last year's hunting season. Statistics from the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission reveal that fewer people were injured in hunting accidents during the 2002-2003 hunting season as compared to the 2001-2002 season. This is the third straight year that incidents have declined in Arkansas...
Waterfowl time limits set for St. Francis Floodway (10/09/03)
Waterfowl hunters on both public and private ground will have to stop hunting at noon in an area between the St. Francis River flood control main levees on the east and west and on the north from Highway 412 east of Paragould south to Highway 63S at Marked Tree. The area includes the St. Francis Sunken Lands Wildlife Management Area...
Bobcats dig out of hole, stuff Ava (10/09/03)
After being the victims of an upset at the hands of the Liberty Eagles in overtime last week, it's a safe bet that the Thayer Bobcats went through a tough week of practice with one thing in mind; getting off to a good start against the Class 3 Ava Bears...
Anita Louise Smith (10/09/03)
Anita Louise Smith of Salem, Ark., daughter of the late Coy and Hazel McClain Malone was born March 24, 1939, in Tulsa, Okla. She died Oct. 4, 2003, at Baxter Regional Medical Center in Mountain Home at the age of 64 years, six months and ten days. She was united in marriage to C.O. ...
Terri Jean Roberts (10/09/03)
Terri Jean Roberts, 38, of Hardy, Ark. died Sept. 25, 2003 at her mother's home in Mountain Home. She was born Dec. 26, 1964 in Highland, Ill., daughter of Alta Criss Pullen of Mountain Home and the late James Myers. She was the owner of Groomers Edge in Ash Flat and was a homemaker. She was a member of First Assembly of God in Highland...
Billy Gerald Nettles (10/09/03)
Billy Gerald Nettles, 65, of Olive Branch, Miss., died Sept. 27, 2003, at Baptist Memorial Hospital - Desoto in Southhaven, Miss. He was a member of Goodman Oaks Church of Christ in Southhaven, and Salem Church in Christ in Salem, Ark.; He was a member of Memphis Re-tired Fire Fighters Association; International Association of Fire Fighters Local 1784 and National Guard...
Ruby Newton Davis (10/09/03)
Ruby Newton Davis, 73, of Bakersfield, Mo., daughter of the late John Henry and Veda Ethel Skelton Newton was born July 9, 1930, in Elizabeth, Ark. She died Sept. 30, 2003, at West Plains, Mo. She spent her working years as a housewife, mother, foster mother and worked for the Essex Lumber Company and the JC Penney Company...
Gertrude Langston (10/09/03)
Gertrude Langston, 98, of Salem, Ark., daughter of the late George Asbury Billingsley and Susie Catherine Rudasill Billingsley, was born Feb. 26, 1905, in Glencoe, Ark. She died Sept. 28, 2003, at St. Frances Nursing Home in Memphis, Tenn. She was married to Odas Langston in 1923. To this union five children were born. She was a nursing assistant and was employed by Dr. Gunthner for over 20 years. She was a member of the Salem Church of Christ...
Lewis Armstrong (10/09/03)
Lewis Jefferson Armstrong, 70, of Hardy, Ark., died Oct. 1, 2003, at the White River Medical Center in Batesville. He was born at Hardy, Ark., June 26, 1933, the son of the late Alvin and Sarah Alzadia Break Armstrong. He was united in marriage to the former Norma Jean Watkins Oct. 8, 1955. He was a logger having owned and operated his own sawmill for 30 years and was of the Baptist faith...
Ethel Mary Lovelady (10/09/03)
Ethel Mary Edington Lovelady, 86, daughter of the late Thomas Edington and Sally Hall Edington, was born March 23, 1917, near Guion, Ark. She died Sept. 22, 2003, in Melbourne, Ark. She was married to Dorden Lovelady. During her working years she worked as a fruit packer in Washington. She attended the Guion Church of Christ...
Lethia Mae Jared (10/09/03)
Lethia Mae Jared, of Castle, Okla., daughter of the late John Allen Stroud and Elizabeth Mooney Stroud, was born Nov. 22, 1920, in Izard County, Ark. She died Sept. 27, 2003 at Creek Nation Memorial Hospital in Okemah, Okla., at the age of 82. She was united in marriage to Auddist Hollingsworth on Oct. ...
George "Eddy" Perkins (10/09/03)
George Edward (Eddy) Perkins, of Salem, Ark., son of Pearl Ball Perkins and the late Hasadore Perkins was born Sept. 15, 1931 in Camp, Ark. He died Sept. 28, 2003, at Salem at the age of 72. He spent his working years as a husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and a machine operator/inspector for Caterpillar, Inc...
Deloris Diane McCollum (10/09/03)
Deloris Diane McCollum of Morriston, Ark., daughter of Oneta Jean Ellis Branscum and the late Joseph Eldon Branscum was born April 8, 1957, in Mammoth Spring, Ark. She entered eternal rest Oct. 2, 2003, at Mountain Home, Ark., at the age of 46 years, five months and 24 days...
Arnold Peter Putensen (10/09/03)
Arnold Peter Putensen, son of the late John Wilhelm Putensen and Alvena Holms Putensen, was born June 26, 1914, in Holstein, Iowa. He died Sept. 30, 2003, in Mount Pleasant, Ark., at the age of 89. He was married to Charlotte Wood in 1940 and to this union two children were born. During his working years, Arnold was a farmer. He attended St. Paul Lutheran Church in Holstein, Iowa...
Joel David Lofton (10/09/03)
Memorial services for 66-year-old Joel David Lofton of Thayer, Mo., were Oct. 2, 2003, at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel in Thayer with Rev. Bruce Lofton officiating. Survivors include his wife, Barbara of the home in Thayer; one son, Jeffrey David Lofton and wife, Melissa of Nixa, Mo.; his mother, Minervia Lofton of Kerman, Calif.; two grandhcildren -- Hannah and Chloe Lofton; one step-grnadson, Mark Dunstan; one brother, Russell Lofton of Kerman, Calif.; three sisters -- Helen Parrott of Lake, Miss., Ruth Hendrix of Fresno, Calif., and Sarah McGowne of West Plains, Mo.; and several neices and nephews.. ...
Dale Frank Wade (10/09/03)
Dale Frank Wade, 73, of Deepwater, Mo., formerly of Ash Flat, Ark., died Sept. 12, 2003, at his home. He was born Oct. 23, 1929, in Ash Flat to Willis Edward and Viola Spaugh Wade. He married the former Gertrude Hamm, who preceded him in death. He was employed as a painter for Holiday Inn Motel in Oklahoma City, Okla., and was a member of the Baptist faith...
May H. Vaughters (10/09/03)
May H. Vaughters, 87, of Little Rock, Ark., formerly of Cherokee Village, Ark., died Oct. 4, 2003. She retired from General Service Administration in Washington D.C., and was a former member of the Cherokee Village Water Board and the hospital gift shop...
Gertrude Langston (10/09/03)
Gertrude Langston, 98, of Salem, Ark., daughter of the late George Asbury Billingsley and Susie Catherine Rudasill Billingsley, was born Feb. 26, 1905, in Glencoe, Ark. She died Sept. 28, 2003, at St. Frances Nursing Home in Memphis, Tenn. She was married to Odas Langston in 1923. To this union five children were born. She was a nursing assistant and was employed by Dr. Gunthner for over 20 years. She was a member of the Salem Church of Christ...
Ruby Newton Davis (10/09/03)
Ruby Newton Davis, 73, of Bakersfield, Mo., daughter of the late John Henry and Veda Ethel Skelton Newton was born July 9, 1930, in Elizabeth, Ark. She died Sept. 30, 2003, at West Plains, Mo. She spent her working years as a housewife, mother, foster mother and worked for the Essex Lumber Company and the JC Penney Company...
Billy Gerald Nettles (10/09/03)
Billy Gerald Nettles, 65, of Olive Branch, Miss., died Sept. 27, 2003, at Baptist Memorial Hospital - Desoto in Southhaven, Miss. He was a member of Goodman Oaks Church of Christ in Southhaven, and Salem Church in Christ in Salem, Ark.; He was a member of Memphis Re-tired Fire Fighters Association; International Association of Fire Fighters Local 1784 and National Guard...
George "Eddy" Perkins (10/09/03)
George Edward (Eddy) Perkins, of Salem, Ark., son of Pearl Ball Perkins and the late Hasadore Perkins was born Sept. 15, 1931 in Camp, Ark. He died Sept. 28, 2003, at Salem at the age of 72. He spent his working years as a husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and a machine operator/inspector for Caterpillar, Inc...
Deloris Diane McCollum (10/09/03)
Deloris Diane McCollum of Morriston, Ark., daughter of Oneta Jean Ellis Branscum and the late Joseph Eldon Branscum was born April 8, 1957, in Mammoth Spring, Ark. She entered eternal rest Oct. 2, 2003, at Mountain Home, Ark., at the age of 46 years, five months and 24 days...
Lewis Armstrong (10/09/03)
Lewis Jefferson Armstrong, 70, of Hardy, Ark., died Oct. 1, 2003, at the White River Medical Center in Batesville. He was born at Hardy, Ark., June 26, 1933, the son of the late Alvin and Sarah Alzadia Break Armstrong. He was united in marriage to the former Norma Jean Watkins Oct. 8, 1955. He was a logger having owned and operated his own sawmill for 30 years and was of the Baptist faith...
Anita Louise Smith (10/09/03)
Anita Louise Smith of Salem, Ark., daughter of the late Coy and Hazel McClain Malone was born March 24, 1939, in Tulsa, Okla. She died Oct. 4, 2003, at Baxter Regional Medical Center in Mountain Home at the age of 64 years, six months and ten days. She was united in marriage to C.O. ...
Lethia Mae Jared (10/09/03)
Lethia Mae Jared, of Castle, Okla., daughter of the late John Allen Stroud and Elizabeth Mooney Stroud, was born Nov. 22, 1920, in Izard County, Ark. She died Sept. 27, 2003 at Creek Nation Memorial Hospital in Okemah, Okla., at the age of 82. She was united in marriage to Auddist Hollingsworth on Oct. ...
Terri Jean Roberts (10/09/03)
Terri Jean Roberts, 38, of Hardy, Ark. died Sept. 25, 2003 at her mother's home in Mountain Home. She was born Dec. 26, 1964 in Highland, Ill., daughter of Alta Criss Pullen of Mountain Home and the late James Myers. She was the owner of Groomers Edge in Ash Flat and was a homemaker. She was a member of First Assembly of God in Highland...
Dale Frank Wade (10/09/03)
Dale Frank Wade, 73, of Deepwater, Mo., formerly of Ash Flat, Ark., died Sept. 12, 2003, at his home. He was born Oct. 23, 1929, in Ash Flat to Willis Edward and Viola Spaugh Wade. He married the former Gertrude Hamm, who preceded him in death. He was employed as a painter for Holiday Inn Motel in Oklahoma City, Okla., and was a member of the Baptist faith...
Joel David Lofton (10/09/03)
Memorial services for 66-year-old Joel David Lofton of Thayer, Mo., were Oct. 2, 2003, at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel in Thayer with Rev. Bruce Lofton officiating. Survivors include his wife, Barbara of the home in Thayer; one son, Jeffrey David Lofton and wife, Melissa of Nixa, Mo.; his mother, Minervia Lofton of Kerman, Calif.; two grandhcildren -- Hannah and Chloe Lofton; one step-grnadson, Mark Dunstan; one brother, Russell Lofton of Kerman, Calif.; three sisters -- Helen Parrott of Lake, Miss., Ruth Hendrix of Fresno, Calif., and Sarah McGowne of West Plains, Mo.; and several neices and nephews.. ...
Ethel Mary Lovelady (10/09/03)
Ethel Mary Edington Lovelady, 86, daughter of the late Thomas Edington and Sally Hall Edington, was born March 23, 1917, near Guion, Ark. She died Sept. 22, 2003, in Melbourne, Ark. She was married to Dorden Lovelady. During her working years she worked as a fruit packer in Washington. She attended the Guion Church of Christ...
May H. Vaughters (10/09/03)
May H. Vaughters, 87, of Little Rock, Ark., formerly of Cherokee Village, Ark., died Oct. 4, 2003. She retired from General Service Administration in Washington D.C., and was a former member of the Cherokee Village Water Board and the hospital gift shop...
Arnold Peter Putensen (10/09/03)
Arnold Peter Putensen, son of the late John Wilhelm Putensen and Alvena Holms Putensen, was born June 26, 1914, in Holstein, Iowa. He died Sept. 30, 2003, in Mount Pleasant, Ark., at the age of 89. He was married to Charlotte Wood in 1940 and to this union two children were born. During his working years, Arnold was a farmer. He attended St. Paul Lutheran Church in Holstein, Iowa...
New Arrivals (10/09/03)
Mr. and Mrs. Jeffery Roy Barnett of Seattle, Wash., are the proud parents of a daughter, Venessa Jade Barnett who was born Sept. 27, 2003. She weighed 6 pounds, 13 ounces and her sibling is Dylan Roy Barnett. Happy paternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Gaston Barnett of Salem and maternal grandparents are Mrs. Jaque Beiken of Everett, Wash...
Wrays to celebrate 50 years of marriage (10/09/03)
Mr. and Mrs. Erman Wray will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary. The couple were married Oct. 14, 1953. Mrs. Wray is the former Ruby Nell Langston. They are the parents of James Wray of Calico Rock and Kevin Wray of Bakersfield, Mo. The couple have four grandchildren...
New Arrivals (10/09/03)
Mr. and Mrs. Jeffery Roy Barnett of Seattle, Wash., are the proud parents of a daughter, Venessa Jade Barnett who was born Sept. 27, 2003. She weighed 6 pounds, 13 ounces and her sibling is Dylan Roy Barnett. Happy paternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Gaston Barnett of Salem and maternal grandparents are Mrs. Jaque Beiken of Everett, Wash...
Wrays to celebrate 50 years of marriage (10/09/03)
Mr. and Mrs. Erman Wray will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary. The couple were married Oct. 14, 1953. Mrs. Wray is the former Ruby Nell Langston. They are the parents of James Wray of Calico Rock and Kevin Wray of Bakersfield, Mo. The couple have four grandchildren...
Amber Felts, Jason Clark announce engagement (10/09/03)
Mr. and Mrs. Bob Felts of Glencoe have announced the engagement of their daughter, Amber Nicole, to Jason Clark, son of Mr. and Mrs. Aaron Clark of Clinton, Ark.
Winder, Thompson to wed (10/09/03)
Ann Winder and Tom Thompson plan to be married Oct. 18 at 2 p.m. at Cherokee Village United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Ron Durham officiating. Winder is the daughter of Jack and Florence McChesney, deceased, long-time residents of the Village. She is a past owner of the Cherokee Club and operated her own real estate office until she retired in 1996...
Winder, Thompson to wed (10/09/03)
Ann Winder and Tom Thompson plan to be married Oct. 18 at 2 p.m. at Cherokee Village United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Ron Durham officiating. Winder is the daughter of Jack and Florence McChesney, deceased, long-time residents of the Village. She is a past owner of the Cherokee Club and operated her own real estate office until she retired in 1996...
Amber Felts, Jason Clark announce engagement (10/09/03)
Mr. and Mrs. Bob Felts of Glencoe have announced the engagement of their daughter, Amber Nicole, to Jason Clark, son of Mr. and Mrs. Aaron Clark of Clinton, Ark.
Welcome home celebration planned for local Marines (10/09/03)
Welcoming home three Marines from Iraq is part of the day of celebration planned at the Friendship Baptist Church Oct. 12. The church, which is located at 32 Liberty Hill Road in Highland, will also be celebrating its 13th anniversary with special speakers, singing and other activities during the day...
Welcome home celebration planned for local Marines (10/09/03)
Welcoming home three Marines from Iraq is part of the day of celebration planned at the Friendship Baptist Church Oct. 12. The church, which is located at 32 Liberty Hill Road in Highland, will also be celebrating its 13th anniversary with special speakers, singing and other activities during the day...
How free should students be? (10/09/03)
School newspapers can be far more than a training ground for future journalists; they can be a training ground for democratic freedom. How better to learn the power of free expression -- and the responsibility to exercise it fairly? And where better to give students a meaningful voice in the life of the school?...
Boldly Going Nowhere (10/09/03)
Someone recently asked me if I was angry at the world. I may be continually at odds with the world but anger is an ugly emotion I choose to avoid. If an apple fell out of a tree and hit me on the head I wouldn't allow it to anger me. I have no control over the falling of an apple. The best I can do is to try not to be standing in the wrong place at the wrong time...
Walking With Jackie the Ripper (10/09/03)
In the hill country where I grew up in the 30s, there is an old joke that makes the rounds occasionally about a small, rural church which has been left a sizeable sum of money by one of its members. A special meeting was called to decide how the funds might best be used and one of the trustees rose to her feet and said, "Several of us think we need to get a nice, big chandelier for the sanctuary. ...
Walking With Jackie the Ripper (10/09/03)
In the hill country where I grew up in the 30s, there is an old joke that makes the rounds occasionally about a small, rural church which has been left a sizeable sum of money by one of its members. A special meeting was called to decide how the funds might best be used and one of the trustees rose to her feet and said, "Several of us think we need to get a nice, big chandelier for the sanctuary. ...
Boldly Going Nowhere (10/09/03)
Someone recently asked me if I was angry at the world. I may be continually at odds with the world but anger is an ugly emotion I choose to avoid. If an apple fell out of a tree and hit me on the head I wouldn't allow it to anger me. I have no control over the falling of an apple. The best I can do is to try not to be standing in the wrong place at the wrong time...
How free should students be? (10/09/03)
School newspapers can be far more than a training ground for future journalists; they can be a training ground for democratic freedom. How better to learn the power of free expression -- and the responsibility to exercise it fairly? And where better to give students a meaningful voice in the life of the school?...