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Stories from Thursday, December 11, 2003

Salem businessman crash-lands plane on interstate (12/11/03)
A construction executive from Salem crash-landed his plane on a freeway exit ramp in Birmingham, Ala., Dec. 2. Rick Cowart, president of Cowart's Construction, was flying a Cessna 182K preparing to land at Birmingham International Airport when the plane's engine lost power, Cowart said...
Murder charge expected in WP stabbing (12/11/03)
HOWELL COUNTY -- A Thayer man is expected to be charged with second degree murder and armed criminal actions in the stabbing death of another Thayer man Dec. 5 north of the city. At press time charges against a Thayer teen-ager were being amended, according to Howell County law enforcement officer Gary Lamb...
Election filings open in Oregon County (12/11/03)
OREGON COUNTY -- Oregon County Clerk Gary Hensley has announced election filing dates for the April 6 election. Several municipal and county seats open will be open, including positions on the Oregon County Ambulance Board. Hensley said the District 2 position currently held by Betty "Dee Dee" Gum and the District 5 position held by Laird Kelly will be open. Hensley said both are three-year seats...
Three charged in theft at Thayer (12/11/03)
OREGON COUNTY -- Three Thayer men have with charged with class C felony theft. According to the Oregon County Sheriffs Office and the prosecuting attorney's office at Alton, arrested Nov. 29 were Justin P. Tune, 18, Joseph M. Defina, 22, and Aaron P. Cauble, 18, all of Thayer...
Thayer to hold decorating contest (12/11/03)
THAYER -- The Thayer Chamber of Commerce will again sponsor the Christmas House Decorating Contest. A chamber representative said the judging will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Dec. 15. Area residents planning on being in the contest should call the chamber office and register their home before Dec. 15 and make sure their lights are on the evening of the contest...
Filings set for Alton SB (12/11/03)
At the Nov. 13 regular meeting of the Alton School Board the date, time and place was set for those wishing to file as school board candidates. Filling begins Dec. 16 at 8 a.m. and ends Jan. 20 at 5 p.m. at the superintendent's office. Filing will not occur on days when the offices are closed due to inclement weather or during the Christmas break: Dec. 24 to Jan. 1. The school board election is scheduled for April 6...
Controlled buy yields stolen guns (12/11/03)
OREGON COUNTY -- Three people are facing charges in connection with the break-in at Outback Gun and Pawn south of Mammoth Spring around midnight Dec. 4. Oregon County Sheriff Tim Ward said entry was gained to the building through a door on the north side of the business...
Sims elected as fraternity president (12/11/03)
THAYER -- Derrick Sims of Thayer was recently elected president of the Gamma Beta chapter of Kappa Alpha order at Southwest Missouri State (SMS) University in Springfield. He held the office of treasurer in the spring semester of 2003 for Kappa Alpha. He is a 2001 graduate of Thayer High School...
Pace proposes fee to keep open MS revenue office (12/11/03)
MAMMOTH SPRING -- The data connection to Little Rock appears to be the only obstacle in the way of keeping the Mammoth Spring Revenue Office open. The office, as well as two others in the area, Horseshoe Bend and Cave City, was scheduled to close Dec. ...
TRIMMING THE TREE (12/11/03)
Kathryn Randall and Donna Guess decorate the Horseshoe Bend Chamber of Commerce tree for the 6th annual Festival of Trees held at the Hillhigh Hotel and Spa Resort Dec. 6 and 7. The tree was decorated with velvet bows, boots, mittens and candy canes...
NORTHBOUND (12/11/03)
Trains roll through Mammoth Spring and Oregon County several times a day. This one was caught near the Cold Springs Access south of Mammoth Spring last week.
Salem teacher dies in SUV wreck (12/11/03)
A Salem school teacher was killed in a one-vehicle accident Dec. 3 on Bryron Road. Jennifer Gray, 35, and her son, James, 7, of Salem were traveling on Byron Road when her vehicle hydroplaned and she lost control of her 1995 GMC Jimmy Sports Utility Vehicle, according to a police report...
Man found dead in creek (12/11/03)
The body of an Evening Shade man was found Dec. 4 in a creek near his home. Dale Spurlock, 43, was found floating in the waters of Piney Creek near the Highway 167 bridge. "There are no obvious signs of injury or trauma," said Sharp County Investigator Det. Sgt. David Huffmaster...
Three charged in theft at Thayer (12/11/03)
OREGON COUNTY -- Three Thayer men have with charged with class C felony theft. According to the Oregon County Sheriffs Office and the prosecuting attorney's office at Alton, arrested Nov. 29 were Justin P. Tune, 18, Joseph M. Defina, 22, and Aaron P. Cauble, 18, all of Thayer...
Thayer to hold decorating contest (12/11/03)
THAYER -- The Thayer Chamber of Commerce will again sponsor the Christmas House Decorating Contest. A chamber representative said the judging will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Dec. 15. Area residents planning on being in the contest should call the chamber office and register their home before Dec. 15 and make sure their lights are on the evening of the contest...
Salem teacher dies in SUV wreck (12/11/03)
A Salem school teacher was killed in a one-vehicle accident Dec. 3 on Bryron Road. Jennifer Gray, 35, and her son, James, 7, of Salem were traveling on Byron Road when her vehicle hydroplaned and she lost control of her 1995 GMC Jimmy Sports Utility Vehicle, according to a police report...
Filings set for Alton SB (12/11/03)
At the Nov. 13 regular meeting of the Alton School Board the date, time and place was set for those wishing to file as school board candidates. Filling begins Dec. 16 at 8 a.m. and ends Jan. 20 at 5 p.m. at the superintendent's office. Filing will not occur on days when the offices are closed due to inclement weather or during the Christmas break: Dec. 24 to Jan. 1. The school board election is scheduled for April 6...
Sims elected as fraternity president (12/11/03)
THAYER -- Derrick Sims of Thayer was recently elected president of the Gamma Beta chapter of Kappa Alpha order at Southwest Missouri State (SMS) University in Springfield. He held the office of treasurer in the spring semester of 2003 for Kappa Alpha. He is a 2001 graduate of Thayer High School...
Salem businessman crash-lands plane on interstate (12/11/03)
A construction executive from Salem crash-landed his plane on a freeway exit ramp in Birmingham, Ala., Dec. 2. Rick Cowart, president of Cowart's Construction, was flying a Cessna 182K preparing to land at Birmingham International Airport when the plane's engine lost power, Cowart said...
NORTHBOUND (12/11/03)
Trains roll through Mammoth Spring and Oregon County several times a day. This one was caught near the Cold Springs Access south of Mammoth Spring last week.
Election filings open in Oregon County (12/11/03)
OREGON COUNTY -- Oregon County Clerk Gary Hensley has announced election filing dates for the April 6 election. Several municipal and county seats open will be open, including positions on the Oregon County Ambulance Board. Hensley said the District 2 position currently held by Betty "Dee Dee" Gum and the District 5 position held by Laird Kelly will be open. Hensley said both are three-year seats...
TRIMMING THE TREE (12/11/03)
Kathryn Randall and Donna Guess decorate the Horseshoe Bend Chamber of Commerce tree for the 6th annual Festival of Trees held at the Hillhigh Hotel and Spa Resort Dec. 6 and 7. The tree was decorated with velvet bows, boots, mittens and candy canes...
Pace proposes fee to keep open MS revenue office (12/11/03)
MAMMOTH SPRING -- The data connection to Little Rock appears to be the only obstacle in the way of keeping the Mammoth Spring Revenue Office open. The office, as well as two others in the area, Horseshoe Bend and Cave City, was scheduled to close Dec. ...
Murder charge expected in WP stabbing (12/11/03)
HOWELL COUNTY -- A Thayer man is expected to be charged with second degree murder and armed criminal actions in the stabbing death of another Thayer man Dec. 5 north of the city. At press time charges against a Thayer teen-ager were being amended, according to Howell County law enforcement officer Gary Lamb...
Controlled buy yields stolen guns (12/11/03)
OREGON COUNTY -- Three people are facing charges in connection with the break-in at Outback Gun and Pawn south of Mammoth Spring around midnight Dec. 4. Oregon County Sheriff Tim Ward said entry was gained to the building through a door on the north side of the business...
Man found dead in creek (12/11/03)
The body of an Evening Shade man was found Dec. 4 in a creek near his home. Dale Spurlock, 43, was found floating in the waters of Piney Creek near the Highway 167 bridge. "There are no obvious signs of injury or trauma," said Sharp County Investigator Det. Sgt. David Huffmaster...
May graduates from basic training (12/11/03)
Marine Corps Pvt. Christopher E. May, son of Melanie K. and Daniel B. Evert of Hardy, recently completed 12 weeks of basic training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot at San Diego, designed to challenge new Marine recruits both physically and mentally. May and fellow recruits began their training at 5 a.m. ...
Northcutt marks birthday (12/11/03)
Employees at the Fulton County Courthouse gave Bess Northcutt of Salem a surprise birthday party Dec. 4 at the courthouse. Northcutt is chairman of the Fulton County Election Commission. She retired from the Bank of Salem where she was employed for more than 25 years...
May graduates from basic training (12/11/03)
Marine Corps Pvt. Christopher E. May, son of Melanie K. and Daniel B. Evert of Hardy, recently completed 12 weeks of basic training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot at San Diego, designed to challenge new Marine recruits both physically and mentally. May and fellow recruits began their training at 5 a.m. ...
Northcutt marks birthday (12/11/03)
Employees at the Fulton County Courthouse gave Bess Northcutt of Salem a surprise birthday party Dec. 4 at the courthouse. Northcutt is chairman of the Fulton County Election Commission. She retired from the Bank of Salem where she was employed for more than 25 years...
Thayer top dawg in Van Buren (12/11/03)
Those in attendance at the finals of Van Buren's Lady Dawg Classic expecting to see a spirited battle between two rival squads got their money's worth. Those expecting to see a shootout between two of the state's most explosive guards might have been left wanting a little bit more Dec. 6...
Longhorns play deep into WBC tourney field (12/11/03)
The Viola Longhorns enjoyed a tough week of competition in the Williams Baptist Tournament at the Southerland-Mabee Center in Walnut Ridge, with the Lady Longhorns making it all the way to the finals, while the Longhorns came up just a little short in the semi-final round...
Bobcats bomb Bakersfield (12/11/03)
If their season opening game at Bakersfield Dec. 5 was any indication, the Thayer Bobcats appear primed to pick up where they left off last year. The Bobcats, after making it to the Class A Final Four last year, hammered the host Lions 71-26 in their first outing this year...
Lady Hounds fend off Cavewomen in OT (12/11/03)
Thirty-two minutes of play was just not enough to decide a winner as the number eight-seeded Salem Lady Greyhounds took on the ninth-seeded Cave City Cavewomen in the first round of the Lyon College High School Tournament Dec. 6. With the score locked at 49-all, Salem's Cassi Hickinbotham missed a putback at the fourth-period buzzer to send the game to an extra frame...
Thayer top dawg in Van Buren (12/11/03)
Those in attendance at the finals of Van Buren's Lady Dawg Classic expecting to see a spirited battle between two rival squads got their money's worth. Those expecting to see a shootout between two of the state's most explosive guards might have been left wanting a little bit more Dec. 6...
Longhorns play deep into WBC tourney field (12/11/03)
The Viola Longhorns enjoyed a tough week of competition in the Williams Baptist Tournament at the Southerland-Mabee Center in Walnut Ridge, with the Lady Longhorns making it all the way to the finals, while the Longhorns came up just a little short in the semi-final round...
Bobcats bomb Bakersfield (12/11/03)
If their season opening game at Bakersfield Dec. 5 was any indication, the Thayer Bobcats appear primed to pick up where they left off last year. The Bobcats, after making it to the Class A Final Four last year, hammered the host Lions 71-26 in their first outing this year...
Lady Hounds fend off Cavewomen in OT (12/11/03)
Thirty-two minutes of play was just not enough to decide a winner as the number eight-seeded Salem Lady Greyhounds took on the ninth-seeded Cave City Cavewomen in the first round of the Lyon College High School Tournament Dec. 6. With the score locked at 49-all, Salem's Cassi Hickinbotham missed a putback at the fourth-period buzzer to send the game to an extra frame...
Dan Allison Cover (12/11/03)
Dan Allison Cover, 73, died peacefully Dec. 2, 2003, at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains. Dan was born Nov. 11, 1930, in Mountain Grove, Mo., the son of Harold and Pauline Cover. He was a graduate of Thayer High School and attended Central Methodist College, Drury College, and graduated from the University of Missouri in Columbia...
Ollie Iolene Haney (12/11/03)
Ollie Iolene Haney, 70, daughter of the late Clifford McHugh and Florence Denton McHugh, was born Dec. 10, 1932, in Mammoth Spring, and died Dec. 1, 2003, in West Plains. She was married Oct. 17, 1949, in Salem, Ark., to Claudie Edward Haney. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, caregiver and homemaker and was a member of the Church of Christ...
Daphna Brightwell (12/11/03)
Daphna Delice Brightwell, 89, of Batesville, died Dec. 1, 2003, at Batesville. Born Sept. 30, 1914, a Barnhill, Ill., she was the daughter of W.J. and Leora Manion McDuffee. She was a Stanley home products dealer for many years and a member of West Baptist Church at Batesville...
Mary Nell Gentry (12/11/03)
Mary Nell Gentry, of Mountain Home died Nov. 29, 2003, at Care Manor Nursing Center. She was 87. She was born in Chatsworth, Ga., to Forney Joe and Addie Chapman Bentley. She was a bookkeeper in the family hardware store for many years and she has lived in the Mountain Home area since Aug. 1, 2001, moving there from Walnut Creek, Calif. She was Episcopalian...
Frank Thomas Beam (12/11/03)
Frank Thomas Beam, 70, of Salem, Ark., son of the late Edward and Lela Deckard Beam was born Dec. 20, 1932, in Peoria, Ill. He died Dec. 2, 2003, at Salem. Frank spent his working years as a father, grandfather, great-grandfather, and was a shipping clerk for Witco Chemical Company. He was a member of Immanuel Southern Baptist Church in Salem...
Della Frances Cross (12/11/03)
Della Frances Cross, 94, of Ash Flat, Ark., was born Nov. 10, 1909 at Nettleton, Ark., and died Dec. 8, 2003, at Eaglecrest Nursing and Rehab at Ash Flat. She was a homemaker. Survivors include two sons -- Carl Cross Jr. and Larry Cross of Cherokee Village; and two daughters -- Jean Lough and Ruby Riess...
Joseph Eugene Corbin (12/11/03)
Joseph Eugene Corbin, 81, of West Plains, Mo., formerly of this area, was born Jan. 24, 1922, in Alton, Mo., and died Dec. 3, 2003, in West Plains. He was the son of John W. and Lydia Hylton Corbin. He worked as a maintenance man for Trans-world Airlines in St. Louis. Upon his retirement he operated a cattle farm near Alton...
Marie Anna Miles (12/11/03)
Marie Anna Miles, 67, of Hardy, formerly of Kirbyville, Texas, died Dec. 1, 2003, at her residence. Born Jan. 4, 1936, in Sabine County, Texas, the daughter of Roy and Gracie Busby Barthol. She married Charles Lynn Miles. She was a homemaker and a member of Light in The Wilderness Assembly of God Church...
Larry Gene Morgan (12/11/03)
Larry Gene Morgan, 53, of Muskogee, Okla., died Dec. 4, 2003, at his home. Born Aug. 21, 1950, at Batesville, Ark., he was the son of James Newton and Alamola Norris Morgan. He was employed at Whitlock Packaging Corporation in Fort Gibson, Okla., and was of the Baptist faith...
Helen Hendrickson (12/11/03)
Helen Lucille Hendrickson, 85, of Horseshoe Bend, Ark., formerly of Bloomington died Nov. 22, 2003, at North Arkansas Life Care Center in Horseshoe Bend, Ark. She was born Jan. 21, 1918, at Breckenridge, Mich., to John William and Edith Leone Palmer DeBolt...
Lawrence Dale Green (12/11/03)
Lawrence Dale Green, son of the late Vernon H. Green and Lillian Aileen Hubbell Green was born Sept. 2, 1940, in Oregon County, Mo., and died Dec. 4, 2003, in Nixa, Mo., at the age of 63. He was united in marriage March 28, 1964, in Rolla, Mo., to June Bellflower. ...
Vera A. Tycoliz (12/11/03)
Vera A. Tycoliz, 73, of Cherokee Village, Ark., died Nov. 28, 2003, at Baxter Regional Medical Center in Mountain Home. Born July 2, 1930, in New York City, she was the daughter of John and Mary Miller Pyzow. She married William Tycoliz on April 26, 1948, at First Presbyterian Church in Baltimore, Md. ...
George Dale Spurlock (12/11/03)
George Dale Spurlock, 43, of Evening Shade, Ark., died Dec. 4, 2003, at his home. Born Feb. 5, 1960, at Batesville, Ark. he was the son of Paschal G. and Johnnie L. Wolfe Spurlock. He was a barber, a truck driver and was of the Church of Christ faith...
Audrey Swope (12/11/03)
Audrey Swope, 85, daughter of the late Thomas Andrew Collins Sr. and Minnie Ann Worel Collins, was born Nov. 26, 1918, in Fulton County, Ark.. She died Nov. 29, 2003, at Las Cruces, N.M. She was married to Orville Swope who preceded her in death. She was a long time educator, teaching in Mammoth Spring School District from 1944 to 1976. ...
Jennifer "Jenny" Gray (12/11/03)
Jennifer Marie Gray, 35, of Salem, Ark., daughter of James and Billie Gail Bourland was born Jan. 23, 1968, in Heidelberg, Germany. She died Dec. 3, 2003, at Springfield, Mo. She married Ronald Keith Gray June 20, 1992 in Lost Cane, Ark. She spent her working years as a wife, mother and a school teacher...
Joe A. Powell (12/11/03)
Joe A. Powell, son of the late Ocal Powell and Dellie Rutledge Powell, was born Dec. 17, 1932 in Thayer, Mo., and died Dec. 4, 2003, in Thayer, Mo., at the age of 70 years. He was a veteran of the United States Army, having served in the Korean Conflict. He was an electrical construction worker. He was a Christian and was of the Protestant faith...
Dr. William Dublin Jr. (12/11/03)
The Rev. Dr. William Brooks Dublin Jr., age 64, died Dec. 2, 2003, following a short illness. Dr. Dublin was a retired pastor of the United Methodist Church and served parishes in Tennessee, Virginia and Arkansas. He was an expert and lecturer on the "small church," was active in the mission field, hospice, special-needs ministries and special-needs camping...
Dr. William Dublin Jr. (12/11/03)
The Rev. Dr. William Brooks Dublin Jr., age 64, died Dec. 2, 2003, following a short illness. Dr. Dublin was a retired pastor of the United Methodist Church and served parishes in Tennessee, Virginia and Arkansas. He was an expert and lecturer on the "small church," was active in the mission field, hospice, special-needs ministries and special-needs camping...
Jennifer "Jenny" Gray (12/11/03)
Jennifer Marie Gray, 35, of Salem, Ark., daughter of James and Billie Gail Bourland was born Jan. 23, 1968, in Heidelberg, Germany. She died Dec. 3, 2003, at Springfield, Mo. She married Ronald Keith Gray June 20, 1992 in Lost Cane, Ark. She spent her working years as a wife, mother and a school teacher...
Joseph Eugene Corbin (12/11/03)
Joseph Eugene Corbin, 81, of West Plains, Mo., formerly of this area, was born Jan. 24, 1922, in Alton, Mo., and died Dec. 3, 2003, in West Plains. He was the son of John W. and Lydia Hylton Corbin. He worked as a maintenance man for Trans-world Airlines in St. Louis. Upon his retirement he operated a cattle farm near Alton...
Marie Anna Miles (12/11/03)
Marie Anna Miles, 67, of Hardy, formerly of Kirbyville, Texas, died Dec. 1, 2003, at her residence. Born Jan. 4, 1936, in Sabine County, Texas, the daughter of Roy and Gracie Busby Barthol. She married Charles Lynn Miles. She was a homemaker and a member of Light in The Wilderness Assembly of God Church...
Larry Gene Morgan (12/11/03)
Larry Gene Morgan, 53, of Muskogee, Okla., died Dec. 4, 2003, at his home. Born Aug. 21, 1950, at Batesville, Ark., he was the son of James Newton and Alamola Norris Morgan. He was employed at Whitlock Packaging Corporation in Fort Gibson, Okla., and was of the Baptist faith...
Joe A. Powell (12/11/03)
Joe A. Powell, son of the late Ocal Powell and Dellie Rutledge Powell, was born Dec. 17, 1932 in Thayer, Mo., and died Dec. 4, 2003, in Thayer, Mo., at the age of 70 years. He was a veteran of the United States Army, having served in the Korean Conflict. He was an electrical construction worker. He was a Christian and was of the Protestant faith...
Helen Hendrickson (12/11/03)
Helen Lucille Hendrickson, 85, of Horseshoe Bend, Ark., formerly of Bloomington died Nov. 22, 2003, at North Arkansas Life Care Center in Horseshoe Bend, Ark. She was born Jan. 21, 1918, at Breckenridge, Mich., to John William and Edith Leone Palmer DeBolt...
Lawrence Dale Green (12/11/03)
Lawrence Dale Green, son of the late Vernon H. Green and Lillian Aileen Hubbell Green was born Sept. 2, 1940, in Oregon County, Mo., and died Dec. 4, 2003, in Nixa, Mo., at the age of 63. He was united in marriage March 28, 1964, in Rolla, Mo., to June Bellflower. ...
Vera A. Tycoliz (12/11/03)
Vera A. Tycoliz, 73, of Cherokee Village, Ark., died Nov. 28, 2003, at Baxter Regional Medical Center in Mountain Home. Born July 2, 1930, in New York City, she was the daughter of John and Mary Miller Pyzow. She married William Tycoliz on April 26, 1948, at First Presbyterian Church in Baltimore, Md. ...
George Dale Spurlock (12/11/03)
George Dale Spurlock, 43, of Evening Shade, Ark., died Dec. 4, 2003, at his home. Born Feb. 5, 1960, at Batesville, Ark. he was the son of Paschal G. and Johnnie L. Wolfe Spurlock. He was a barber, a truck driver and was of the Church of Christ faith...
Audrey Swope (12/11/03)
Audrey Swope, 85, daughter of the late Thomas Andrew Collins Sr. and Minnie Ann Worel Collins, was born Nov. 26, 1918, in Fulton County, Ark.. She died Nov. 29, 2003, at Las Cruces, N.M. She was married to Orville Swope who preceded her in death. She was a long time educator, teaching in Mammoth Spring School District from 1944 to 1976. ...
Ollie Iolene Haney (12/11/03)
Ollie Iolene Haney, 70, daughter of the late Clifford McHugh and Florence Denton McHugh, was born Dec. 10, 1932, in Mammoth Spring, and died Dec. 1, 2003, in West Plains. She was married Oct. 17, 1949, in Salem, Ark., to Claudie Edward Haney. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, caregiver and homemaker and was a member of the Church of Christ...
Mary Nell Gentry (12/11/03)
Mary Nell Gentry, of Mountain Home died Nov. 29, 2003, at Care Manor Nursing Center. She was 87. She was born in Chatsworth, Ga., to Forney Joe and Addie Chapman Bentley. She was a bookkeeper in the family hardware store for many years and she has lived in the Mountain Home area since Aug. 1, 2001, moving there from Walnut Creek, Calif. She was Episcopalian...
Frank Thomas Beam (12/11/03)
Frank Thomas Beam, 70, of Salem, Ark., son of the late Edward and Lela Deckard Beam was born Dec. 20, 1932, in Peoria, Ill. He died Dec. 2, 2003, at Salem. Frank spent his working years as a father, grandfather, great-grandfather, and was a shipping clerk for Witco Chemical Company. He was a member of Immanuel Southern Baptist Church in Salem...
Dan Allison Cover (12/11/03)
Dan Allison Cover, 73, died peacefully Dec. 2, 2003, at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains. Dan was born Nov. 11, 1930, in Mountain Grove, Mo., the son of Harold and Pauline Cover. He was a graduate of Thayer High School and attended Central Methodist College, Drury College, and graduated from the University of Missouri in Columbia...
Daphna Brightwell (12/11/03)
Daphna Delice Brightwell, 89, of Batesville, died Dec. 1, 2003, at Batesville. Born Sept. 30, 1914, a Barnhill, Ill., she was the daughter of W.J. and Leora Manion McDuffee. She was a Stanley home products dealer for many years and a member of West Baptist Church at Batesville...
Della Frances Cross (12/11/03)
Della Frances Cross, 94, of Ash Flat, Ark., was born Nov. 10, 1909 at Nettleton, Ark., and died Dec. 8, 2003, at Eaglecrest Nursing and Rehab at Ash Flat. She was a homemaker. Survivors include two sons -- Carl Cross Jr. and Larry Cross of Cherokee Village; and two daughters -- Jean Lough and Ruby Riess...
Fosters celebrate 65th anniversary (12/11/03)
Ottress and Elda Foster of Viola celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary Dec. 7. The couple was married Dec. 7, 1938, at the home of her parents, Zeke and Lucy Marchant, of the Glade community. Orbie Robbins officiated at the ceremony. Ottress is a retired rural mail carrier and Elda is retired from Baxter Healthcare...
Gray to turn 100 (12/11/03)
Dixie Gray of Calico Rock will celebrate her 100th birthday Dec. 15. Gray was born near Calico Rock and has spent many years of her life there. She retired as a sales clerk for Family Shoe and Dry Goods. She is the mother of Joann Farmer Montgomery of Elizabeth and the late Earnie Gray...
Caitlyn Elizabeth Clements (12/11/03)
Chris and Stephanie Clements of Greenbriar have announced the birth of their daughter, Caitlyn Elizabeth Clements, at 7:52 p.m. Oct. 11, 2003, at Conway Regional Hospital. She weighed 6 pounds and was 18-1/2 inches long. Grandparents are Leonard and Judy Clements of Salem, and Dennis and Debbie Farlin of Bee Branch...
Caitlyn Elizabeth Clements (12/11/03)
Chris and Stephanie Clements of Greenbriar have announced the birth of their daughter, Caitlyn Elizabeth Clements, at 7:52 p.m. Oct. 11, 2003, at Conway Regional Hospital. She weighed 6 pounds and was 18-1/2 inches long. Grandparents are Leonard and Judy Clements of Salem, and Dennis and Debbie Farlin of Bee Branch...
Gray to turn 100 (12/11/03)
Dixie Gray of Calico Rock will celebrate her 100th birthday Dec. 15. Gray was born near Calico Rock and has spent many years of her life there. She retired as a sales clerk for Family Shoe and Dry Goods. She is the mother of Joann Farmer Montgomery of Elizabeth and the late Earnie Gray...
Fosters celebrate 65th anniversary (12/11/03)
Ottress and Elda Foster of Viola celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary Dec. 7. The couple was married Dec. 7, 1938, at the home of her parents, Zeke and Lucy Marchant, of the Glade community. Orbie Robbins officiated at the ceremony. Ottress is a retired rural mail carrier and Elda is retired from Baxter Healthcare...
Rathmans to mark 70th anniversary (12/11/03)
Ted and Hazel Rathman of Cherokee Village will celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary Dec. 23. The Rathmans moved to Cherokee Village 27 years ago from Peoria, Ill. Their two daughters and their husbands -- Louise and Chuck Lusby, and Nellie and Bill Kuehne -- joined them by moving to the Village in 1998...
Cunninghams to celebrate 50 years (12/11/03)
Gerald and Linda Cunningham of Camp will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with an open house reception hosted by their children from 7 to 9 p.m. Dec. 19 at Thayer Elks Lodge. All friends and relatives are invited. Cards and memories are welcome...
Cunninghams to celebrate 50 years (12/11/03)
Gerald and Linda Cunningham of Camp will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with an open house reception hosted by their children from 7 to 9 p.m. Dec. 19 at Thayer Elks Lodge. All friends and relatives are invited. Cards and memories are welcome...
Rathmans to mark 70th anniversary (12/11/03)
Ted and Hazel Rathman of Cherokee Village will celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary Dec. 23. The Rathmans moved to Cherokee Village 27 years ago from Peoria, Ill. Their two daughters and their husbands -- Louise and Chuck Lusby, and Nellie and Bill Kuehne -- joined them by moving to the Village in 1998...
Boldly Going Nowhere (12/11/03)
In 1909, Oliver P. Smith developed a mechanical rabbit for use in dog racing. He hired Edward J. O'Hare, a lawyer in St. Louis, to help patent the device. Smith and O'Hare placed the device in dog tracks, most of which were owned by the Mob in those days, in Florida, Massachusetts and Illinois...
Walking With Jackie the Ripper (12/11/03)
Living in this beautiful Spring River area, Jackie and I understandably spend a lot of time walking by the water. Once in pursuit of a large gander there at the Spring Jackie made a futile attempt to walk on the water. It was a big mistake. Not only did she sink into the frigid depths, but the irate gander took a plug out of her back. Talk about adding insult to injury!...
Boldly Going Nowhere (12/11/03)
In 1909, Oliver P. Smith developed a mechanical rabbit for use in dog racing. He hired Edward J. O'Hare, a lawyer in St. Louis, to help patent the device. Smith and O'Hare placed the device in dog tracks, most of which were owned by the Mob in those days, in Florida, Massachusetts and Illinois...
Walking With Jackie the Ripper (12/11/03)
Living in this beautiful Spring River area, Jackie and I understandably spend a lot of time walking by the water. Once in pursuit of a large gander there at the Spring Jackie made a futile attempt to walk on the water. It was a big mistake. Not only did she sink into the frigid depths, but the irate gander took a plug out of her back. Talk about adding insult to injury!...