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Stories from Thursday, November 13, 2003

Men sentenced for forging checks (11/13/03)
Six illegal aliens who forged thousands of dollars worth of checks in Independence and Sharp counties have pleaded guilty in Sharp County Circuit Court and will serve 36 months in minimum security Arkansas corrections facilities. Alver Soso Rian, 26, Edy Jose Benitez Mendosa, 31, Jesus Palacious Melgosa, 21, David Lopez Benites, 30, Carlos Villa Aguilar, 34, and Marco Esparsa, 37, pleaded guilty Oct. 9 to 12 counts of second-degree forgery in Sharp County...
Koshkonong FFA help at convention (11/13/03)
KOSHKONONG -- Almost any event becomes more intriguing when viewed from behind the scenes. The 2003 National FFA Convention, which includes everything from arena stage events and laser light shows to dances and workshops for nearly 47,000 attendees is no exception...
Thayer family heads to Africa for mission work (11/13/03)
THAYER -- Thayer Garden Club learned at its October meeting that soon a member and her family will be leaving the club. Garden Club member Shannon Jensen announced during the meeting that she and her family would be traveling to Angola, Africa, to serve as missionaries...
Sharp asks voters for tax increase (11/13/03)
Sharp County voters will go to the polls Nov. 18 to determine whether the county will implement a 1/4-cent sales tax for capital improvements and have the county millage rate rolled back 1.95 mills. Last month the Quorum Court adopted a resolution promising not to raise the county millage rate for at least two years if the voters approve the two-year sales tax hike...
Corvette crashes into guard rail, kills driver (11/13/03)
A Michigan man died Nov. 9 after his 2003 Chevrolet Corvette hit a guard rail on Highway 63, four miles south of Hardy. Charles F. Davis, 62, and his son were in the area on a hunting trip while visiting relatives in Batesville, according to Sharp County jail administrator Jay English...
SHL chooses top topics (11/13/03)
JEFFERSON CITY -- Dale Johnson of Alton was in attendance when Silver Haired Legislature (SHL) delegates from across Missouri selected their top five priority issues for presentation. The issues will be presented to the 2004 Missouri General Assembly...
Holden asks for holiday help (11/13/03)
MISSOURI -- Gov. Bob Holden and first lady Lori Holden have invited the children and families of Missouri's mobilized and deployed service members to make homemade Christmas ornaments to decorate the Capitol Christmas tree. The tree will be displayed outside the governor's office this holiday season...
Woodrum, Shankle plead guilty to murder (11/13/03)
Two capital murder suspects were spared the death penalty after both accepted negotiated court pleas in which they admitted their roles in the death of an Agnos man. As the verdicts were read four seats in the courtroom were filled with the victim's family, but none with the family members of the accused...
Shankle speaks out (11/13/03)
After 17 months of facing a possible death sentence 20-year-old Bryan Shankle has broken his code of silence. On his right arm are tattoos of a skull, knife and barbed wire. On his left are the words "thug in" and "In God we trust." Dressed in a jail issued orange uniform, leg irons and handcuffs, Shankle recounted his life story...
Koshkonong FFA help at convention (11/13/03)
KOSHKONONG -- Almost any event becomes more intriguing when viewed from behind the scenes. The 2003 National FFA Convention, which includes everything from arena stage events and laser light shows to dances and workshops for nearly 47,000 attendees is no exception...
Thayer family heads to Africa for mission work (11/13/03)
THAYER -- Thayer Garden Club learned at its October meeting that soon a member and her family will be leaving the club. Garden Club member Shannon Jensen announced during the meeting that she and her family would be traveling to Angola, Africa, to serve as missionaries...
Corvette crashes into guard rail, kills driver (11/13/03)
A Michigan man died Nov. 9 after his 2003 Chevrolet Corvette hit a guard rail on Highway 63, four miles south of Hardy. Charles F. Davis, 62, and his son were in the area on a hunting trip while visiting relatives in Batesville, according to Sharp County jail administrator Jay English...
Sharp asks voters for tax increase (11/13/03)
Sharp County voters will go to the polls Nov. 18 to determine whether the county will implement a 1/4-cent sales tax for capital improvements and have the county millage rate rolled back 1.95 mills. Last month the Quorum Court adopted a resolution promising not to raise the county millage rate for at least two years if the voters approve the two-year sales tax hike...
Holden asks for holiday help (11/13/03)
MISSOURI -- Gov. Bob Holden and first lady Lori Holden have invited the children and families of Missouri's mobilized and deployed service members to make homemade Christmas ornaments to decorate the Capitol Christmas tree. The tree will be displayed outside the governor's office this holiday season...
Men sentenced for forging checks (11/13/03)
Six illegal aliens who forged thousands of dollars worth of checks in Independence and Sharp counties have pleaded guilty in Sharp County Circuit Court and will serve 36 months in minimum security Arkansas corrections facilities. Alver Soso Rian, 26, Edy Jose Benitez Mendosa, 31, Jesus Palacious Melgosa, 21, David Lopez Benites, 30, Carlos Villa Aguilar, 34, and Marco Esparsa, 37, pleaded guilty Oct. 9 to 12 counts of second-degree forgery in Sharp County...
Shankle speaks out (11/13/03)
After 17 months of facing a possible death sentence 20-year-old Bryan Shankle has broken his code of silence. On his right arm are tattoos of a skull, knife and barbed wire. On his left are the words "thug in" and "In God we trust." Dressed in a jail issued orange uniform, leg irons and handcuffs, Shankle recounted his life story...
Woodrum, Shankle plead guilty to murder (11/13/03)
Two capital murder suspects were spared the death penalty after both accepted negotiated court pleas in which they admitted their roles in the death of an Agnos man. As the verdicts were read four seats in the courtroom were filled with the victim's family, but none with the family members of the accused...
SHL chooses top topics (11/13/03)
JEFFERSON CITY -- Dale Johnson of Alton was in attendance when Silver Haired Legislature (SHL) delegates from across Missouri selected their top five priority issues for presentation. The issues will be presented to the 2004 Missouri General Assembly...
Steelman, Moore wed (11/13/03)
Amanda Elizabeth Steelman and Taylor Charles Moore exchanged marriage vows July 26 at University Heights Baptist Church in Springfield, Mo. Dr. Michael K. Olmsted officiated the ceremony, which was followed by a seated dinner reception and dance at Highland Springs Country Club...
Steelman, Moore wed (11/13/03)
Amanda Elizabeth Steelman and Taylor Charles Moore exchanged marriage vows July 26 at University Heights Baptist Church in Springfield, Mo. Dr. Michael K. Olmsted officiated the ceremony, which was followed by a seated dinner reception and dance at Highland Springs Country Club...
Bobcats felled by Eagles in season finale (11/13/03)
The Thayer Bobcats were hoping to end the 2003 season on a positive note by snapping a four-game losing streak and notching their first win in district play on the year. The Pierce City Eagles had other ideas as they used a stout ground game, helped by some timely turnovers and a few costly penalties by the Bobcats, to end the year with a 40-12 victory at Thayer...
Youths can win cash in duck stamp contest (11/13/03)
Young Missouri artists have a chance to reap cash and travel rewards by participating in a national art contest sponsored by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Artistic kids will be interested in the Fish and Wildlife Service's Federal Junior Duck Stamp Conservation and Design Program. ...
Speedway honors top drivers of 2003 season (11/13/03)
Don and Billie Gibson, owners of West Plains Motor Speedway, hosted their 11th annual Awards and Recognition Banquet recently at the Civic Center in West Plains. The top 10 drivers in each of the tracks' six classes were honored with special trophies, sponsored by O'Reilly Auto Parts, along with additional prizes and gifts...
Spence receives award from NWTF (11/13/03)
Wildlife Officer First Class Wade Spence has been named the National Wild Turkey Federation Officer of the Year for Arkansas. Over the past year, two other officers have been bestowed with honors. Earlier this year, Wildlife Officer First Class Tom Harris was recognized as the 2002-2003 Waterfowl Enforcement Officer of the Year. Just last month, the Southeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies named Corporal Pat Fitts its Officer of the Year...
Youths can win cash in duck stamp contest (11/13/03)
Young Missouri artists have a chance to reap cash and travel rewards by participating in a national art contest sponsored by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Artistic kids will be interested in the Fish and Wildlife Service's Federal Junior Duck Stamp Conservation and Design Program. ...
Bobcats felled by Eagles in season finale (11/13/03)
The Thayer Bobcats were hoping to end the 2003 season on a positive note by snapping a four-game losing streak and notching their first win in district play on the year. The Pierce City Eagles had other ideas as they used a stout ground game, helped by some timely turnovers and a few costly penalties by the Bobcats, to end the year with a 40-12 victory at Thayer...
Spence receives award from NWTF (11/13/03)
Wildlife Officer First Class Wade Spence has been named the National Wild Turkey Federation Officer of the Year for Arkansas. Over the past year, two other officers have been bestowed with honors. Earlier this year, Wildlife Officer First Class Tom Harris was recognized as the 2002-2003 Waterfowl Enforcement Officer of the Year. Just last month, the Southeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies named Corporal Pat Fitts its Officer of the Year...
Speedway honors top drivers of 2003 season (11/13/03)
Don and Billie Gibson, owners of West Plains Motor Speedway, hosted their 11th annual Awards and Recognition Banquet recently at the Civic Center in West Plains. The top 10 drivers in each of the tracks' six classes were honored with special trophies, sponsored by O'Reilly Auto Parts, along with additional prizes and gifts...
Rita Mae Lagerstrom (11/13/03)
Rita Mae Lagerstrom, 73, of Cherokee Village, was born Sept. 23, 1930, in Quincy, Ill., the daughter of Edward and Isabele Warmker. She died Nov. 4, 2003, at Eastern Ozarks Regional Health System in Cherokee Village. She was a bookkeeper in a bank in Quincy, Ill...
Simeon F. "Bud" Taylor (11/13/03)
Simeon Felix "Bud" Taylor, 68, was born March 13, 1935, in Randolph County, Ark., the son of Simeon F. Taylor Sr. and Marian Pauline Phillips Taylor. He died Oct. 27, 2003 at Parkview Hospital in Pueblo. He had been employed as a truck driver for many years and was a farmer and rancher...
Garrett "Doc" Smith (11/13/03)
Garrett "Doc" Smith of Viola, Ark., son of the late Raymond Guy and Exie Mittie Rand Smith was born Feb. 24, 1945, in Mitchell, Ark. He died Oct. 31, 2003, at Mountain Home, at the age of 58. He spent his working years as a dental technician. He was a member of Salem Church of Christ...
Lillian Leona Lively (11/13/03)
Lillian Leona Owens Lively, 89, daughter of the late James and Augusta Vannatter Owens, was born July 31, 1914, in Calico Rock, Ark. She died Oct. 16, 2003, in Mountain Home. She married Calvin A. Lively May 29, 1935, in Calico Rock. To this union five children were born...
Lois I. Satterwhite (11/13/03)
Lois I. Satterwhite, 79, of Cave City died Nov. 3, 2003, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. Born Jan. 8, 1924, at Sandtown, Ark., she was the daughter of Olen and Geraldene Hastings Pool. She was retired from the International Shoe Company in Batesville and a member of Pools Chapel Free Will Baptist Church in Sandtown...
Clifford Carlos Russell (11/13/03)
Clifford Carlos Russell, 77, a lifetime resident of Hardy, Ark. died Nov. 4, 2003, at his home. He was born July 17, 1926, at Weleetka, Okla., the son of the late Paul William and Tessie Walsh Russell. He was a bus driver for the Highland School System in Highland, Ark. He was a mason of the Wilson Masonic Lodge in Hardy and was a member of Spring River Baptist Church in Hardy...
Ronald Gene Sanders (11/13/03)
Ronald Gene Sanders, 45, son of Mary Lucille Stanley Sanders and the late Marvin E. Sanders, was born Nov. 1, 1957, in West Plain, Mo. and died Oct. 27, 2003, in Springfield, Mo. He married Debbie Cunningham Feb. 14, 1987, in Hoxie, Ark. He was a mechanic and attended New Life Church in Thayer, Mo...
William Earl Beene Jr. (11/13/03)
William Earl Beene Jr., 58, son of the late William Earl Beene and Dorothy Drennan Doddridge, was born Oct. 29, 1945, in Hughes, Ark. He died Nov. 3, 2003, in Little Rock. He was married to Myra O'Neal Garrett Jan. 27, 1967, in West Memphis, Ark. and to this union a son was born...
Marvin Franklin Brown (11/13/03)
Marvin Franklin Brown, 75, of Hardy, Ark., formerly of Bay Village died Nov. 2, 2003, at St. Bernards Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro, Ark. He was born May 19, 1928 in Harrisburg, Ark., the son of Jasper and Artie Belle Harmon Brown. He was retired from the Singer Company...
Homer Earl Copeland (11/13/03)
Homer Earl Copeland, of Ash Flat, Ark., son of the late Richard Sylvester and Annie Seay Copeland was born Nov. 10, 1918, in Lake City, Ark. He died Nov. 6, 2003, at North Little Rock, Ark., at the age of 84. He spent his working years as a father, grandfather, great-grandfather and a farmer...
Frances Louise Moore (11/13/03)
Frances Louise Moore, 67, of Cherokee Village, Ark., died Nov. 6, 2003, at St. Bernard's Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro, Ark. She was born Oct. 10, 1936, the daughter of the late Austa Miller Richmond and Francis Richmond. She worked for K-Mart in Montana before moving to Cherokee Village...
Nannie Aldene Hill (11/13/03)
Nannie Aldene Seale Hill, 81, was born Nov. 18, 1921, in Weston, Ill., the daughter of Mary Ethel Freed Seale and David Raymond Seale. She died Nov. 5, 2003, in Ash Flat, Ark. She married Dexter Lewis Hill Jan. 27, 1945, at Mt. Rainier Ordinance Depot in Tacoma, Wash...
Edyth Inez Steele (11/13/03)
Edyth Inez Steele, of Viola, Ark., daughter of the late Raymond and Gladys Talley Crotts was born April 21, 1929, in Viola. She died Nov. 8, 2003, at Viola at the age of 74. Edyth spent her working years as a wife, mother, grandmother and a homemaker. She was saved and baptized as a young girl at the Flora Baptist Church as she began her dedication to the Lord...
Arthur Addison Duke Sr. (11/13/03)
Arthur Addison Duke Sr., 87, of Thayer, Mo., was born May 25, 1916, in Thayer and died Oct. 30, 2003 at Shady Oaks Nursing Center. Survivors include two sons -- Arthur A. Duke Jr. and wife, Judy, of Brighton, Iowa, and John Duke and wife, Shirley, of Springfield, Mo.; two grandsons -- Douglas and Derek Duke; one granddaughter, Jennifer Fleming; and three great-grandchildren -- Dylan, Devyn and Lauren...
John F. Branecki (11/13/03)
John F. Branecki, 86, of Cherokee Village died Nov. 5, 2003, at Fulton County Nursing and Rehab Center in Salem. John was born on March 8, 1917, in Detroit, Mich., and was the son of Frank Branecki and Lucy Karparski Branecki. He was married to Lillian Koenig on Sept. 5, 1953, in Chicago, Ill...
Steven Allen Otto (11/13/03)
Steven Allen Otto, 52, son of the late Robert Alan Otto and Winnie Highnote of Hunning-ton Beach, Calif., was born June 20, 1951, in Gardena, Calif. He died Oct. 31, 2003, in Mountain Home, Ark. He married Shawna Sibowski Otto Oct. 30, 1977, in Hattieville, Ark. and to this union four children were born...
Elgay Rouse (11/13/03)
Elgay Rouse, 66, son of the late Earl Rouse and Mildred Dillard Myers, was born May 11, 1937, in Mathis, Texas. He died Nov. 3, 2003, in Calico Rock, Ark. He served in the United States Army and during his working years worked at a sawmill. He attended Glade Rock Church...
Clifford Carlos Russell (11/13/03)
Clifford Carlos Russell, 77, a lifetime resident of Hardy, Ark. died Nov. 4, 2003, at his home. He was born July 17, 1926, at Weleetka, Okla., the son of the late Paul William and Tessie Walsh Russell. He was a bus driver for the Highland School System in Highland, Ark. He was a mason of the Wilson Masonic Lodge in Hardy and was a member of Spring River Baptist Church in Hardy...
William Earl Beene Jr. (11/13/03)
William Earl Beene Jr., 58, son of the late William Earl Beene and Dorothy Drennan Doddridge, was born Oct. 29, 1945, in Hughes, Ark. He died Nov. 3, 2003, in Little Rock. He was married to Myra O'Neal Garrett Jan. 27, 1967, in West Memphis, Ark. and to this union a son was born...
Ronald Gene Sanders (11/13/03)
Ronald Gene Sanders, 45, son of Mary Lucille Stanley Sanders and the late Marvin E. Sanders, was born Nov. 1, 1957, in West Plain, Mo. and died Oct. 27, 2003, in Springfield, Mo. He married Debbie Cunningham Feb. 14, 1987, in Hoxie, Ark. He was a mechanic and attended New Life Church in Thayer, Mo...
Simeon F. "Bud" Taylor (11/13/03)
Simeon Felix "Bud" Taylor, 68, was born March 13, 1935, in Randolph County, Ark., the son of Simeon F. Taylor Sr. and Marian Pauline Phillips Taylor. He died Oct. 27, 2003 at Parkview Hospital in Pueblo. He had been employed as a truck driver for many years and was a farmer and rancher...
Garrett "Doc" Smith (11/13/03)
Garrett "Doc" Smith of Viola, Ark., son of the late Raymond Guy and Exie Mittie Rand Smith was born Feb. 24, 1945, in Mitchell, Ark. He died Oct. 31, 2003, at Mountain Home, at the age of 58. He spent his working years as a dental technician. He was a member of Salem Church of Christ...
Lillian Leona Lively (11/13/03)
Lillian Leona Owens Lively, 89, daughter of the late James and Augusta Vannatter Owens, was born July 31, 1914, in Calico Rock, Ark. She died Oct. 16, 2003, in Mountain Home. She married Calvin A. Lively May 29, 1935, in Calico Rock. To this union five children were born...
Lois I. Satterwhite (11/13/03)
Lois I. Satterwhite, 79, of Cave City died Nov. 3, 2003, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. Born Jan. 8, 1924, at Sandtown, Ark., she was the daughter of Olen and Geraldene Hastings Pool. She was retired from the International Shoe Company in Batesville and a member of Pools Chapel Free Will Baptist Church in Sandtown...
Steven Allen Otto (11/13/03)
Steven Allen Otto, 52, son of the late Robert Alan Otto and Winnie Highnote of Hunning-ton Beach, Calif., was born June 20, 1951, in Gardena, Calif. He died Oct. 31, 2003, in Mountain Home, Ark. He married Shawna Sibowski Otto Oct. 30, 1977, in Hattieville, Ark. and to this union four children were born...
Rita Mae Lagerstrom (11/13/03)
Rita Mae Lagerstrom, 73, of Cherokee Village, was born Sept. 23, 1930, in Quincy, Ill., the daughter of Edward and Isabele Warmker. She died Nov. 4, 2003, at Eastern Ozarks Regional Health System in Cherokee Village. She was a bookkeeper in a bank in Quincy, Ill...
Marvin Franklin Brown (11/13/03)
Marvin Franklin Brown, 75, of Hardy, Ark., formerly of Bay Village died Nov. 2, 2003, at St. Bernards Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro, Ark. He was born May 19, 1928 in Harrisburg, Ark., the son of Jasper and Artie Belle Harmon Brown. He was retired from the Singer Company...
John F. Branecki (11/13/03)
John F. Branecki, 86, of Cherokee Village died Nov. 5, 2003, at Fulton County Nursing and Rehab Center in Salem. John was born on March 8, 1917, in Detroit, Mich., and was the son of Frank Branecki and Lucy Karparski Branecki. He was married to Lillian Koenig on Sept. 5, 1953, in Chicago, Ill...
Nannie Aldene Hill (11/13/03)
Nannie Aldene Seale Hill, 81, was born Nov. 18, 1921, in Weston, Ill., the daughter of Mary Ethel Freed Seale and David Raymond Seale. She died Nov. 5, 2003, in Ash Flat, Ark. She married Dexter Lewis Hill Jan. 27, 1945, at Mt. Rainier Ordinance Depot in Tacoma, Wash...
Arthur Addison Duke Sr. (11/13/03)
Arthur Addison Duke Sr., 87, of Thayer, Mo., was born May 25, 1916, in Thayer and died Oct. 30, 2003 at Shady Oaks Nursing Center. Survivors include two sons -- Arthur A. Duke Jr. and wife, Judy, of Brighton, Iowa, and John Duke and wife, Shirley, of Springfield, Mo.; two grandsons -- Douglas and Derek Duke; one granddaughter, Jennifer Fleming; and three great-grandchildren -- Dylan, Devyn and Lauren...
Edyth Inez Steele (11/13/03)
Edyth Inez Steele, of Viola, Ark., daughter of the late Raymond and Gladys Talley Crotts was born April 21, 1929, in Viola. She died Nov. 8, 2003, at Viola at the age of 74. Edyth spent her working years as a wife, mother, grandmother and a homemaker. She was saved and baptized as a young girl at the Flora Baptist Church as she began her dedication to the Lord...
Frances Louise Moore (11/13/03)
Frances Louise Moore, 67, of Cherokee Village, Ark., died Nov. 6, 2003, at St. Bernard's Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro, Ark. She was born Oct. 10, 1936, the daughter of the late Austa Miller Richmond and Francis Richmond. She worked for K-Mart in Montana before moving to Cherokee Village...
Homer Earl Copeland (11/13/03)
Homer Earl Copeland, of Ash Flat, Ark., son of the late Richard Sylvester and Annie Seay Copeland was born Nov. 10, 1918, in Lake City, Ark. He died Nov. 6, 2003, at North Little Rock, Ark., at the age of 84. He spent his working years as a father, grandfather, great-grandfather and a farmer...
Elgay Rouse (11/13/03)
Elgay Rouse, 66, son of the late Earl Rouse and Mildred Dillard Myers, was born May 11, 1937, in Mathis, Texas. He died Nov. 3, 2003, in Calico Rock, Ark. He served in the United States Army and during his working years worked at a sawmill. He attended Glade Rock Church...
Henry Coleman Ward (11/13/03)
Tim and Mary Ward of Conway have announced the birth of their son, Henry Coleman Ward, at 12:33 p.m. Sept. 30, 2003. He weighed 8 pounds, 2 ounces, and was 20.75 inches long.
Elizabeth Kate Buchanan (11/13/03)
Doug and Michelle Buchanan have announced the birth of their daughter, Elizabeth Kate Buchanan, born Oct. 31, 2003, at Baxter Regional Hospital in Mountain Home. She weighed 8 pounds, 11 ounces, and was 21 inches long. Grandparents are David and the late Susan (Katy) Manes and Sandy and the late Buck Buchanan...
Mason Neil Tucker (11/13/03)
Winston and Cassandra Tucker of Alton have announced the birth of their son, Mason Neil Tucker, born at 10:41 p.m. Oct. 6, 2003. He weighed 7 pounds, 11 ounces and was 21 1/2 inches long. Grandparents are Gary and Ann Dotson of Thomasville, Bob and Gina Tucker of Thayer and Tawni Tucker of Panama City, Fla...
Destini Faith England (11/13/03)
Chrystal England and Tommy Harmon Jr. of Cherokee Village have announced the birth of their daughter, Destini Faith England, Oct. 30, 2003, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. She weighed 5 pounds, 6 ounces. Grandparents are David and Elesha England, Tom Harmon Sr., and Patricia and Don Creasey...
Henry Coleman Ward (11/13/03)
Tim and Mary Ward of Conway have announced the birth of their son, Henry Coleman Ward, at 12:33 p.m. Sept. 30, 2003. He weighed 8 pounds, 2 ounces, and was 20.75 inches long.
Elizabeth Kate Buchanan (11/13/03)
Doug and Michelle Buchanan have announced the birth of their daughter, Elizabeth Kate Buchanan, born Oct. 31, 2003, at Baxter Regional Hospital in Mountain Home. She weighed 8 pounds, 11 ounces, and was 21 inches long. Grandparents are David and the late Susan (Katy) Manes and Sandy and the late Buck Buchanan...
Mason Neil Tucker (11/13/03)
Winston and Cassandra Tucker of Alton have announced the birth of their son, Mason Neil Tucker, born at 10:41 p.m. Oct. 6, 2003. He weighed 7 pounds, 11 ounces and was 21 1/2 inches long. Grandparents are Gary and Ann Dotson of Thomasville, Bob and Gina Tucker of Thayer and Tawni Tucker of Panama City, Fla...
Destini Faith England (11/13/03)
Chrystal England and Tommy Harmon Jr. of Cherokee Village have announced the birth of their daughter, Destini Faith England, Oct. 30, 2003, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. She weighed 5 pounds, 6 ounces. Grandparents are David and Elesha England, Tom Harmon Sr., and Patricia and Don Creasey...
Williams, Barnett exchange vows (11/13/03)
Kelly Williams of Ash Flat and Jason Barnett of Cherokee Village exchanged vows in an evening ceremony Sept. 27 at Thorncrown Chapel in Eureka Springs. The Rev. Doug Reed officiated the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Ken and Marie Williams of Ash Flat...
Pendergrass, Pitts marry in Hawaii (11/13/03)
Melanie Raye Pendergrass, daughter of Jerry and Laura Pendergrass of West Plains, and Marc Blakley Pitts, son of Curtis and Carol Pitts of Thayer, were married at sunset Oct. 17 in Honolulu. A wedding reception for the couple was held Nov. 8 at First United Methodist Chruch Family Life Center in West Plains...
Peterson, Waits exchange vows (11/13/03)
Rebecca Anne Peterson and Lawrence Dwayne Waits were united in marriage Oct. 25 at Roseland Inn Bed & Breakfast in Mammoth Spring. Curren Everett officiated at the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Faye and Gerda Peterson of Salem and the groom is the son of Lula and Wayne Waits of Mammoth Spring...
Peterson, Waits exchange vows (11/13/03)
Rebecca Anne Peterson and Lawrence Dwayne Waits were united in marriage Oct. 25 at Roseland Inn Bed & Breakfast in Mammoth Spring. Curren Everett officiated at the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Faye and Gerda Peterson of Salem and the groom is the son of Lula and Wayne Waits of Mammoth Spring...
Pendergrass, Pitts marry in Hawaii (11/13/03)
Melanie Raye Pendergrass, daughter of Jerry and Laura Pendergrass of West Plains, and Marc Blakley Pitts, son of Curtis and Carol Pitts of Thayer, were married at sunset Oct. 17 in Honolulu. A wedding reception for the couple was held Nov. 8 at First United Methodist Chruch Family Life Center in West Plains...
Williams, Barnett exchange vows (11/13/03)
Kelly Williams of Ash Flat and Jason Barnett of Cherokee Village exchanged vows in an evening ceremony Sept. 27 at Thorncrown Chapel in Eureka Springs. The Rev. Doug Reed officiated the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Ken and Marie Williams of Ash Flat...
State Capitol Week in Review (11/13/03)
The Alexander Youth Services Center, which houses about 140 juvenile offenders in a secure lockup, received some good news last week when the U.S. Justice Department reported that the facility had made "significant progress" in improving education and mental health treatment...
Boldly Going Nowhere (11/13/03)
Four years ago, I tracked down a couple of guys I spent two years with in the Army back in the late 1960s. One (a former New York City slicker) lived in rural Georgia and the other (originally from Columbia, Missouri) lived in Austin, Texas. Since my place was approximately an equal distance from the two guys, I invited them to northern Arkansas for a weekend visit. ...
Walking With Jackie the Ripper (11/13/03)
Warm Fork and Two Mile creeks join together not far from our home and The Rip and I walk sometimes in the nice little park the folks have made. I wonder if they know that about a hundred years ago the area was a campground for travelers moving westward. With apologies to Longfellow and Hiawatha, I just had to write this story-poem...
Walking With Jackie the Ripper (11/13/03)
Warm Fork and Two Mile creeks join together not far from our home and The Rip and I walk sometimes in the nice little park the folks have made. I wonder if they know that about a hundred years ago the area was a campground for travelers moving westward. With apologies to Longfellow and Hiawatha, I just had to write this story-poem...
State Capitol Week in Review (11/13/03)
The Alexander Youth Services Center, which houses about 140 juvenile offenders in a secure lockup, received some good news last week when the U.S. Justice Department reported that the facility had made "significant progress" in improving education and mental health treatment...
Boldly Going Nowhere (11/13/03)
Four years ago, I tracked down a couple of guys I spent two years with in the Army back in the late 1960s. One (a former New York City slicker) lived in rural Georgia and the other (originally from Columbia, Missouri) lived in Austin, Texas. Since my place was approximately an equal distance from the two guys, I invited them to northern Arkansas for a weekend visit. ...