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Stories from Thursday, December 18, 2003

Simpsons named grand marshal for Alton parade (12/18/03)
The bleachers at the Alton High School gym were filled with family and friends the morning of Dec. 6 as they watched the Little Mister and Miss Merry Christmas pageant sponsored by the Alton Culture Club. Emcee Tammy Curtis began the pageant with a brief explanation of the Culture Club...
Mayor Pace works out deal to keep open revenue office (12/18/03)
MAMMOTH SPRING -- After working for several months trying to keep the license office open in Mammoth Spring, Mayor Jean Pace said last week that the state has accepted the plan she proposed. "I proposed that everyone that uses the office pay a $3 fee. This should cover the cost of the communications link to the main office in Little Rock," the mayor said...
Fulton, Izard out of flu vaccine (12/18/03)
More flu cases have been reported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention this year than any other recent year, said Darla York, a pharmacist at Salem Drug Company. York said the number of flu cases reported were high in 1999 but 2003's cases are surpassing that number...
Charges amended in stabbing (12/18/03)
OREGON COUNTY -- A felony assault charge has been amended to second degree murder in Howell County after a stabbing victim died. The charges were amended Dec. 8 by Howell County prosecutors against Brett E. Cotham, 18, of Thayer. The prosecutors say Cotham stabbed Robert E. Kolsut, 23, on the leg causing profuse bleeding...
Doctor reports more stole property (12/18/03)
Dr. David Kauffman is the victim once again of a burglary. Over $11,000 in goods and cash were reported stolen from his Cherokee Village home Dec. 10. Kauffman reported the theft of a Sentry safe, valued at $150, containing $8,000 in cash, according to Lt. Michael Baldwin of the Cherokee Village Police Department...
Pace works out deal to keep license office open (12/18/03)
MAMMOTH SPRING -- After working for several months trying to keep the license office open in Mammoth Spring, Mayor Jean Pace said last week that the state has accepted a plan she proposed to keep the doors to the office open. "I proposed that everyone that uses the office pay a $3 fee. This should cover the cost of the communications link to the main office in Little Rock," the mayor said...
Number of flu shots given increases in OC (12/18/03)
OREGON COUNTY -- The flu is making itself felt around the country, including the Oregon County-Mammoth Spring area. As of last week the Oregon County Health Department had given approximately 1,000 flu shots this year, which is a 43-percent increase over the previous year...
Federal charges filed in stolen guns case at MS (12/18/03)
SPRINGFIELD -- A Thayer man and woman were charged in federal court in Springfield Dec. 8 with illegally possessing stolen guns. According to U.S. Attorney Todd Graves, the criminal complaint was filed against Matthew Bradley, 36, and Kamala Crone, 36, both of Thayer after local law enforcement officers received a tip that the pair were in possession of the guns and had been involved in the burglary of the Outback Gun and Pawn Shop at Mammoth Spring. ...
Christmas parade ... (12/18/03)
Ashley Butler, Miss Fulton County 2003, rides in the Ash Flat Christmas parade Dec. 6 while her two helpers -- William Sheets, 3, and Zachary Sheets, 4, of Cherokee Village -- throw candy to parade watchers. Butler of Ash Flat is a senior at Highland High School and was photogenic winner in the Miss Sharp County pageant...
DESTROYED (12/18/03)
The Robert Mayfield home located behind Koshkonong School on Blue Jay Lane was destroyed by fire early Dec. 10. The Mayfields were not at home at the time of the fire and no one was injured.The Koshkonong, Alton, Howell Rural and Thayer Fire departments fought the blaze. It is not known at this time how or where the fire started...
Bend receives contract for postal unit (12/18/03)
Nick Brown, a real estate agent from That's Me Realty, announced at the Horseshoe Bend Chamber of Commerce meeting Dec. 11 that the city has been awarded a contract for a commercial postal unit at 406 Market Street. The unit should be opened in about a month, Brown said...
Charges amended in stabbing case (12/18/03)
OREGON COUNTY -- A felony assault charge has been amended to second degree murder in Howell County after a stabbing victim died. The charges were amended Dec. 8 by Howell County prosecutors against Brett E. Cotham, 18, of Thayer. The prosecutors say Cotham stabbed Robert E. Kolsut, 23, on the leg causing profuse bleeding...
Doctor reports more stole property (12/18/03)
Dr. David Kauffman is the victim once again of a burglary. Over $11,000 in goods and cash were reported stolen from his Cherokee Village home Dec. 10. Kauffman reported the theft of a Sentry safe, valued at $150, containing $8,000 in cash, according to Lt. Michael Baldwin of the Cherokee Village Police Department...
Simpsons named grand marshal for Alton parade (12/18/03)
The bleachers at the Alton High School gym were filled with family and friends the morning of Dec. 6 as they watched the Little Mister and Miss Merry Christmas pageant sponsored by the Alton Culture Club. Emcee Tammy Curtis began the pageant with a brief explanation of the Culture Club...
Mayor Pace works out deal to keep open revenue office (12/18/03)
MAMMOTH SPRING -- After working for several months trying to keep the license office open in Mammoth Spring, Mayor Jean Pace said last week that the state has accepted the plan she proposed. "I proposed that everyone that uses the office pay a $3 fee. This should cover the cost of the communications link to the main office in Little Rock," the mayor said...
Pace works out deal to keep license office open (12/18/03)
MAMMOTH SPRING -- After working for several months trying to keep the license office open in Mammoth Spring, Mayor Jean Pace said last week that the state has accepted a plan she proposed to keep the doors to the office open. "I proposed that everyone that uses the office pay a $3 fee. This should cover the cost of the communications link to the main office in Little Rock," the mayor said...
Bend receives contract for postal unit (12/18/03)
Nick Brown, a real estate agent from That's Me Realty, announced at the Horseshoe Bend Chamber of Commerce meeting Dec. 11 that the city has been awarded a contract for a commercial postal unit at 406 Market Street. The unit should be opened in about a month, Brown said...
Fulton, Izard out of flu vaccine (12/18/03)
More flu cases have been reported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention this year than any other recent year, said Darla York, a pharmacist at Salem Drug Company. York said the number of flu cases reported were high in 1999 but 2003's cases are surpassing that number...
Charges amended in stabbing case (12/18/03)
OREGON COUNTY -- A felony assault charge has been amended to second degree murder in Howell County after a stabbing victim died. The charges were amended Dec. 8 by Howell County prosecutors against Brett E. Cotham, 18, of Thayer. The prosecutors say Cotham stabbed Robert E. Kolsut, 23, on the leg causing profuse bleeding...
Number of flu shots given increases in OC (12/18/03)
OREGON COUNTY -- The flu is making itself felt around the country, including the Oregon County-Mammoth Spring area. As of last week the Oregon County Health Department had given approximately 1,000 flu shots this year, which is a 43-percent increase over the previous year...
Federal charges filed in stolen guns case at MS (12/18/03)
SPRINGFIELD -- A Thayer man and woman were charged in federal court in Springfield Dec. 8 with illegally possessing stolen guns. According to U.S. Attorney Todd Graves, the criminal complaint was filed against Matthew Bradley, 36, and Kamala Crone, 36, both of Thayer after local law enforcement officers received a tip that the pair were in possession of the guns and had been involved in the burglary of the Outback Gun and Pawn Shop at Mammoth Spring. ...
Christmas parade ... (12/18/03)
Ashley Butler, Miss Fulton County 2003, rides in the Ash Flat Christmas parade Dec. 6 while her two helpers -- William Sheets, 3, and Zachary Sheets, 4, of Cherokee Village -- throw candy to parade watchers. Butler of Ash Flat is a senior at Highland High School and was photogenic winner in the Miss Sharp County pageant...
DESTROYED (12/18/03)
The Robert Mayfield home located behind Koshkonong School on Blue Jay Lane was destroyed by fire early Dec. 10. The Mayfields were not at home at the time of the fire and no one was injured.The Koshkonong, Alton, Howell Rural and Thayer Fire departments fought the blaze. It is not known at this time how or where the fire started...
Charges amended in stabbing (12/18/03)
OREGON COUNTY -- A felony assault charge has been amended to second degree murder in Howell County after a stabbing victim died. The charges were amended Dec. 8 by Howell County prosecutors against Brett E. Cotham, 18, of Thayer. The prosecutors say Cotham stabbed Robert E. Kolsut, 23, on the leg causing profuse bleeding...
Linville attains Eagle Scout status (12/18/03)
Tim Linville, grandson of Rosemary and Jim Linville of Cherokee Village, received his Eagle Scout badge in Oak Forrest, Ill., Nov. 29 at Oak Forrest Methodist Church. Linville is a senior at Oak Forrest High School. He is a four-year varsity swimmer and coaches the girls' swim team...
Linville attains Eagle Scout status (12/18/03)
Tim Linville, grandson of Rosemary and Jim Linville of Cherokee Village, received his Eagle Scout badge in Oak Forrest, Ill., Nov. 29 at Oak Forrest Methodist Church. Linville is a senior at Oak Forrest High School. He is a four-year varsity swimmer and coaches the girls' swim team...
Bearkatz bag another tourney title (12/18/03)
This is beginning to look like one heck of a trend. If it seems that the Melbourne Bearkatz win every in-season tournament they enter, it's just because lately they do win every in-season tournament they enter. Case in point; the Bearkatz' 64-54 win over the Southside Southerners in the Lyon College High School Tournament Dec. 13...
Bobcats defend home court against Indian uprising (12/18/03)
Squaring off for the second time inside a week, it's a safe bet to say the Thayer Lady Bobcats and Couch Lady Indians knew what to expect from each other heading into their Dec. 12 rematch at Thayer. While the end result may have been the same as when the two teams locked up in the finals of the Van Buren Lady Dawg Tournament earlier in the week, the Lady Indians certainly put up a tough fight, falling just a couple of points away from victory, as the Lady Bobcats escaped with a 51-48 win...
Lady Hounds edged by Heber Springs in Lyon quarterfinals (12/18/03)
Just four days after fending off a scrappy group of Cave City Cavewomen in a tight overtime game in the first round of the Lyon College Tournament, the Salem Lady Greyhounds were involved in another nail-biter in the tourney's quarterfinal round. The Lady Hounds faced a tough opponent in their second round matchup Dec. 10, the Heber Springs Lady Panthers...
Bearkatz bag another tourney title (12/18/03)
This is beginning to look like one heck of a trend. If it seems that the Melbourne Bearkatz win every in-season tournament they enter, it's just because lately they do win every in-season tournament they enter. Case in point; the Bearkatz' 64-54 win over the Southside Southerners in the Lyon College High School Tournament Dec. 13...
Bobcats defend home court against Indian uprising (12/18/03)
Squaring off for the second time inside a week, it's a safe bet to say the Thayer Lady Bobcats and Couch Lady Indians knew what to expect from each other heading into their Dec. 12 rematch at Thayer. While the end result may have been the same as when the two teams locked up in the finals of the Van Buren Lady Dawg Tournament earlier in the week, the Lady Indians certainly put up a tough fight, falling just a couple of points away from victory, as the Lady Bobcats escaped with a 51-48 win...
Lady Hounds edged by Heber Springs in Lyon quarterfinals (12/18/03)
Just four days after fending off a scrappy group of Cave City Cavewomen in a tight overtime game in the first round of the Lyon College Tournament, the Salem Lady Greyhounds were involved in another nail-biter in the tourney's quarterfinal round. The Lady Hounds faced a tough opponent in their second round matchup Dec. 10, the Heber Springs Lady Panthers...
Dorthy Marie Jones (12/18/03)
Dorthy Marie Jones, 65, of Harrison, died Dec. 5, 2003, at her home. The daughter of Marvin Earl and Myrtis Thelma Williams Minor, she was born Feb. 24, 1938, in Phoenix, Ariz. She lived in the Harrison area 50 years, moving there from Glencoe. She was a member of Crossroads Community Church of God. She previously worked as a cook for Skyline Heights School. She enjoyed embroidery and making infant quilts...
Zane Lowell Sloan (12/18/03)
Zane Lowell Sloan, 78, of Salem, son of the late Orno Raymond and Annie Hixon Sloan was born Oct. 16, 1925, in Caulfield, Mo. He died Dec. 12, 2003, at Poplar Bluff, Mo. He spent his working years as a husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, and as a technical sergeant in the U.S. Air Force...
Bertie B. Allen (12/18/03)
Bertie B. Allen, 94, of Cave City, Ark., died Dec. 11, 2003, at Cave City Nursing Home. She was born Jan. 30, 1909, at Cave City, to Rush and Adda Mae Ford Felts. She was a homemaker and a member of Eutopia Baptist Church. Survivors include a son, Coy R. Allen of Cave City; a sister,, Vernie Snow of Cave City; three grandchildren -- Debra Edgin of Batesville, Kenny Allen of Orlando, Fla., and John Showalter of Atlanta, Ga.; seven great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren...
Jasper Hutchison Jr. (12/18/03)
Jasper Harold Hutchison Jr. 54, of Evening Shade, Ark., died Dec. 11, 2003, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. He was born Nov. 30, 1949, at Waco, Texas, the son of the Jasper H. Hutchison Sr., and Lydia Duncan Hutchison of Evening Shade. He was a financial advisor for American Express, a member of Believers Community Church. ...
John Grimes (12/18/03)
John Grimes, 89, of Melbourne, Ark., died Dec. 11, 2003, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. Born April 18, 1914, in LaCrosse, Ark., he was the son of Charles and Elizabeth Ramsey Grimes. He was a retired minister, a farmer, a member and former pastor of Zion Hill Baptist Church...
William E. Blackshear (12/18/03)
William E. Blackshear, 89, of Batesville died Dec. 10, 2003, at WRMC in Batesville. Born Sept. 7, 1914, in Texas, he was the son of Samuel William and Minerva Dewitt Blackshear. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, a farmer and a member of Southside Church of Christ...
Alma Viola Orr (12/18/03)
Alma Viola Orr, 88, of Alton, Mo., was born Dec. 20, 1914, at Koshkonong, Mo., and died Dec. 7, 2003, at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains, Mo. She received her education in the Koshkonong schools. After her marriage to Fred on Sept. 3, 1933, at Thayer, they moved to a farm near Alton where she resided the rest of her life. ...
Charlie Lee Reed (12/18/03)
Charlie Lee Reed, 93, son of the late Joe Reed and O'Cona Adams Reed, was born July 8, 1910, in Gatewood, Mo., in the Calm community, and died Dec. 10, 2003, in Poplar Bluff, Mo. He was united in marriage to Arlene Pritchard and was later united in marriage Nov. 3, 1934, in Gatewood, Mo., to Bertha Yarber who preceded him in death on May 24, 1985. He was a graduate of Couch High School, a teacher and a farmer and cattleman for many years...
Juanita Rachel Smith (12/18/03)
Juanita Rachel Smith, 67, of Mountain Home, daughter of the late Luey Earl and Vesta Peterson Ward, was born Feb. 1, 1936, in Sturkie, Ark. She died Dec. 10, 2003, at Baxter Regional Medical Center in Mountain Home. She married Billy Rex Smith Sept. 15, 1952, at Salem, Ark. to this union two daughters were born. She was a homemaker and a member of the Church of Christ...
William Clements (12/18/03)
William Dewayne Clements, 37, was born May 9, 1966, in Searcy, Ark., and died Nov. 21, 2003, at his home near Myrtle, Mo. Survivors include her wife, Cheryl Clements; two sons -- Jeremy and Aaron Clements; his parents, Ed and Letha Collins; three sisters -- Janet Bridges, Lisa Roderick, and Mary Thacker; and a brother, Andy Collins...
Geren Bernard Neal (12/18/03)
Geren Bernard Neal, of Viola, son of the late Charlie and Gracie McKee Neal, was born April 13, 1920 in Union, Ark. He died Dec. 7, 2003 at the Medical Center of Calico Rock at the age of 83 years. He was united in marriage to Hazel Inez Smith on Feb. ...
Vista Mae Robins (12/18/03)
Vista Mae Robins of Phoenix, Ariz., died Dec. 12, 2003, at the age of 83. Vista Mae was born Feb. 21, 1920, near Ash Flat, Ark. She and her family lived in Ash Flat throughout her early life. Shortly after World War II, she and her husband, Noble, started a career with Greyhound Post House that carried them through Texas, Mississippi, Virginia and New Mexico before they moved to Phoenix in 1957. They managed the Phoenix Post House for a number of years before her retirement...
Paul Lagerstrom (12/18/03)
Paul William Lager-strom Sr., 71, of Cherokee Village, formerly of Galesburg, Ill., died Dec. 6, 2003, at the OSF St., Francis Medical Center in Peoria. He was born May 27, 1932, in Galesburg, son of Harry Carl and Jenny A. Johnson Lagerstrom. He married Sally J. ...
Don Weston Tucker (12/18/03)
Don Weston Tucker, 65, of Loudon, Tenn., died Dec. 9, 2003, at Loudon. Born July 9, 1938, in Sharp County, Ark., he was the son of Roy Alfred and Tressie Martin Tucker. He retired following 29 years with Cooper Communities Inc., was a real estate broker, owned Tux Realty Company in Loudon, and was a member and Sunday School Teacher of Loudon Church of Christ...
Bertie B. Allen (12/18/03)
Bertie B. Allen, 94, of Cave City, Ark., died Dec. 11, 2003, at Cave City Nursing Home. She was born Jan. 30, 1909, at Cave City, to Rush and Adda Mae Ford Felts. She was a homemaker and a member of Eutopia Baptist Church. Survivors include a son, Coy R. Allen of Cave City; a sister,, Vernie Snow of Cave City; three grandchildren -- Debra Edgin of Batesville, Kenny Allen of Orlando, Fla., and John Showalter of Atlanta, Ga.; seven great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren...
Alma Viola Orr (12/18/03)
Alma Viola Orr, 88, of Alton, Mo., was born Dec. 20, 1914, at Koshkonong, Mo., and died Dec. 7, 2003, at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains, Mo. She received her education in the Koshkonong schools. After her marriage to Fred on Sept. 3, 1933, at Thayer, they moved to a farm near Alton where she resided the rest of her life. ...
Paul Lagerstrom (12/18/03)
Paul William Lager-strom Sr., 71, of Cherokee Village, formerly of Galesburg, Ill., died Dec. 6, 2003, at the OSF St., Francis Medical Center in Peoria. He was born May 27, 1932, in Galesburg, son of Harry Carl and Jenny A. Johnson Lagerstrom. He married Sally J. ...
Don Weston Tucker (12/18/03)
Don Weston Tucker, 65, of Loudon, Tenn., died Dec. 9, 2003, at Loudon. Born July 9, 1938, in Sharp County, Ark., he was the son of Roy Alfred and Tressie Martin Tucker. He retired following 29 years with Cooper Communities Inc., was a real estate broker, owned Tux Realty Company in Loudon, and was a member and Sunday School Teacher of Loudon Church of Christ...
Vista Mae Robins (12/18/03)
Vista Mae Robins of Phoenix, Ariz., died Dec. 12, 2003, at the age of 83. Vista Mae was born Feb. 21, 1920, near Ash Flat, Ark. She and her family lived in Ash Flat throughout her early life. Shortly after World War II, she and her husband, Noble, started a career with Greyhound Post House that carried them through Texas, Mississippi, Virginia and New Mexico before they moved to Phoenix in 1957. They managed the Phoenix Post House for a number of years before her retirement...
William Clements (12/18/03)
William Dewayne Clements, 37, was born May 9, 1966, in Searcy, Ark., and died Nov. 21, 2003, at his home near Myrtle, Mo. Survivors include her wife, Cheryl Clements; two sons -- Jeremy and Aaron Clements; his parents, Ed and Letha Collins; three sisters -- Janet Bridges, Lisa Roderick, and Mary Thacker; and a brother, Andy Collins...
John Grimes (12/18/03)
John Grimes, 89, of Melbourne, Ark., died Dec. 11, 2003, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. Born April 18, 1914, in LaCrosse, Ark., he was the son of Charles and Elizabeth Ramsey Grimes. He was a retired minister, a farmer, a member and former pastor of Zion Hill Baptist Church...
William E. Blackshear (12/18/03)
William E. Blackshear, 89, of Batesville died Dec. 10, 2003, at WRMC in Batesville. Born Sept. 7, 1914, in Texas, he was the son of Samuel William and Minerva Dewitt Blackshear. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, a farmer and a member of Southside Church of Christ...
Zane Lowell Sloan (12/18/03)
Zane Lowell Sloan, 78, of Salem, son of the late Orno Raymond and Annie Hixon Sloan was born Oct. 16, 1925, in Caulfield, Mo. He died Dec. 12, 2003, at Poplar Bluff, Mo. He spent his working years as a husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, and as a technical sergeant in the U.S. Air Force...
Dorthy Marie Jones (12/18/03)
Dorthy Marie Jones, 65, of Harrison, died Dec. 5, 2003, at her home. The daughter of Marvin Earl and Myrtis Thelma Williams Minor, she was born Feb. 24, 1938, in Phoenix, Ariz. She lived in the Harrison area 50 years, moving there from Glencoe. She was a member of Crossroads Community Church of God. She previously worked as a cook for Skyline Heights School. She enjoyed embroidery and making infant quilts...
Juanita Rachel Smith (12/18/03)
Juanita Rachel Smith, 67, of Mountain Home, daughter of the late Luey Earl and Vesta Peterson Ward, was born Feb. 1, 1936, in Sturkie, Ark. She died Dec. 10, 2003, at Baxter Regional Medical Center in Mountain Home. She married Billy Rex Smith Sept. 15, 1952, at Salem, Ark. to this union two daughters were born. She was a homemaker and a member of the Church of Christ...
Charlie Lee Reed (12/18/03)
Charlie Lee Reed, 93, son of the late Joe Reed and O'Cona Adams Reed, was born July 8, 1910, in Gatewood, Mo., in the Calm community, and died Dec. 10, 2003, in Poplar Bluff, Mo. He was united in marriage to Arlene Pritchard and was later united in marriage Nov. 3, 1934, in Gatewood, Mo., to Bertha Yarber who preceded him in death on May 24, 1985. He was a graduate of Couch High School, a teacher and a farmer and cattleman for many years...
Jasper Hutchison Jr. (12/18/03)
Jasper Harold Hutchison Jr. 54, of Evening Shade, Ark., died Dec. 11, 2003, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. He was born Nov. 30, 1949, at Waco, Texas, the son of the Jasper H. Hutchison Sr., and Lydia Duncan Hutchison of Evening Shade. He was a financial advisor for American Express, a member of Believers Community Church. ...
Geren Bernard Neal (12/18/03)
Geren Bernard Neal, of Viola, son of the late Charlie and Gracie McKee Neal, was born April 13, 1920 in Union, Ark. He died Dec. 7, 2003 at the Medical Center of Calico Rock at the age of 83 years. He was united in marriage to Hazel Inez Smith on Feb. ...
Wyatt Talton Goodman (12/18/03)
Stan and Jessica Goodman of Ash Flat have announced the birth of their son, Wyatt Talton Goodman, born at 8:30 p.m. Oct. 21, 2003, at Baxter Regional Medical Center in Mountain Home. He weighed 8 pounds, 5 ounces, and was 19-7/8 inches long. Grandparents are J.T. and Wanda Goodson of Agnos, and Dexter and Regenia Goodman of Ash Flat...
Wyatt Talton Goodman (12/18/03)
Stan and Jessica Goodman of Ash Flat have announced the birth of their son, Wyatt Talton Goodman, born at 8:30 p.m. Oct. 21, 2003, at Baxter Regional Medical Center in Mountain Home. He weighed 8 pounds, 5 ounces, and was 19-7/8 inches long. Grandparents are J.T. and Wanda Goodson of Agnos, and Dexter and Regenia Goodman of Ash Flat...
Proffitt, Rowland wed (12/18/03)
Pamela Jean Proffitt and Richard Gene Rowland were united in marriage Nov. 28 at the Chapel of the Doves in Hollister, Mo. The bride is the daughter of Dean and June Proffitt of West Plains and Carolyn Proffitt of Springfield. She is a 1980 graduate of West Plains High School and graduated from Southwest Missouri State University with a bachelor's degree in agriculture education in 1985. ...
Proffitt, Rowland wed (12/18/03)
Pamela Jean Proffitt and Richard Gene Rowland were united in marriage Nov. 28 at the Chapel of the Doves in Hollister, Mo. The bride is the daughter of Dean and June Proffitt of West Plains and Carolyn Proffitt of Springfield. She is a 1980 graduate of West Plains High School and graduated from Southwest Missouri State University with a bachelor's degree in agriculture education in 1985. ...
Shells to celebrate 50th anniversary (12/18/03)
Hoyt and Margaret Shell of Evening Shade will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a drop-in reception from 2 to 4 p.m. Dec. 20 at Sidney Baptist Church. Hoyt Shell and Margaret Harvey were married Dec. 23, 1953, at the home of Harry and Myrtle. The Rev. Amos Muncy officiated the ceremony...
Shells to celebrate 50th anniversary (12/18/03)
Hoyt and Margaret Shell of Evening Shade will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a drop-in reception from 2 to 4 p.m. Dec. 20 at Sidney Baptist Church. Hoyt Shell and Margaret Harvey were married Dec. 23, 1953, at the home of Harry and Myrtle. The Rev. Amos Muncy officiated the ceremony...
Do Reindeer Really Fly? (12/18/03)
It was Christmas Eve. The little boy lay sleeping snugly in his bed when he suddenly woke to the sound of clanking on the roof. As he sprang up to look out his window, he thought, "Could it be?" Atop the roof he saw an old man slip down the chimney with a big bag in hand. The boy ran down the stairs to see what Santa was bringing from up there...
Walking with Jackie the Ripper (12/18/03)
Do you know anyone in the world who does not like fudge? Jackie and I love it, and were it not for the fact that chocolate is bad for dogs, she would live on it. This story is about Christmas fudge. Once upon a time there was a young woman who was eagerly anticipating a visit from her beloved grandmother, who had volunteered to come help out for a few weeks late in her granddaughter's pregnancy. ...
Boldly Going Nowhere (12/18/03)
This past summer, I started an on-line e-mail correspondence with a woman from my distant past that I had once admired but had never met. She had contacted me when a mutual friend sent her one of my newspaper columns. She's a bright, clever, interesting person and we seemed to hit it off...
Do Reindeer Really Fly? (12/18/03)
It was Christmas Eve. The little boy lay sleeping snugly in his bed when he suddenly woke to the sound of clanking on the roof. As he sprang up to look out his window, he thought, "Could it be?" Atop the roof he saw an old man slip down the chimney with a big bag in hand. The boy ran down the stairs to see what Santa was bringing from up there...
Walking with Jackie the Ripper (12/18/03)
Do you know anyone in the world who does not like fudge? Jackie and I love it, and were it not for the fact that chocolate is bad for dogs, she would live on it. This story is about Christmas fudge. Once upon a time there was a young woman who was eagerly anticipating a visit from her beloved grandmother, who had volunteered to come help out for a few weeks late in her granddaughter's pregnancy. ...
Boldly Going Nowhere (12/18/03)
This past summer, I started an on-line e-mail correspondence with a woman from my distant past that I had once admired but had never met. She had contacted me when a mutual friend sent her one of my newspaper columns. She's a bright, clever, interesting person and we seemed to hit it off...