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Stories from Tuesday, December 23, 2003

Illegal dumping results in truck fire (12/23/03)
A dump truck caught on fire when the truck's boom broke a power line Dec. 21 on Highway 289 South by a power line right-of-way on Stonegate Road in Glencoe. The fire was spotted from the highway after the Fulton County Sheriff's Office received calls of a power outage east of Salem. When Agnos-Heart-Glencoe and Morriston fire departments arrived firemen found a 1985 Ford 8000 dump truck belonging to A Cut Above Tree Service from Pineville, Mo., on fire, Traw said...
Pour Candles a hit at Alton (12/23/03)
The gentle aroma of spiced cranberry wafts through the home of Jennifer Deckard. She is a candle maker and that is her favorite scent. "James gave me a candle making kit for Christmas a couple years ago. I've always enjoyed crafts. You look for the one thing you'd thoroughly enjoy and candle making is it," said Deckard...
SONIC OFFICIAL (12/23/03)
The president of the Sonic Corporation paid a visit to the Mammoth Spring Sonic recently to congratulate Sonic manager Josh Atkisson for maintaining an employee retention rate of 75 percent, one of the highest in the Sonic system. Pattye Moore met with Atkisson to learn more about his management techniques for employee retention. ...
Couch one year away from MSIP (12/23/03)
COUCH -- Tom Bull, Couch High School principal, reported on the A+ program at the school during the school board meeting Dec. 9. School board members were informed that the school is one year away from the Missouri School Improvement Program (MSIP) and a time-line for MSIP activities was presented...
ENTERTAINING (12/23/03)
The Thayer Elementary Band entertained the seniors at Fun and Friends in Thayer last week. They have been traveling around the city spreading holiday cheer. The band is under the direction of Charity Simers.
MoDOT ready when winter weather falls (12/23/03)
WILLOW SPRINGS -- The South Central District of The Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) received an average of 40 inches of ice and snow last year, one of the worst in recent memory. MoDOT prepares for winter weather with extensive planning. MoDOT officials said when mild turns to wild this winter, MoDOT will be ready...
Firefighters save Salem motel (12/23/03)
Firefighters were able to contain a blaze at the Ozark Motel in Salem Dec. 22, preventing the fire from destroying the business on Highway 62/412. When the Salem Fire Department arrived at the structure flames had already entered the attic and had burned through the roof, said Fire Chief Heath Everett...
MS school board hears update on new agri building (12/23/03)
MAMMOTH SPRING -- Members of the Mammoth Spring School Board reviewed the progress on the Agriculture Building at the school during the Dec. 8 meeting. Superintendent Ron Taylor told school board members the new building had been dried-in and was in the process of having heat and air installed and a new metal roof...
Woman bound, stripped by unknown 'redneck' (12/23/03)
Authorities found a 31-year-old Louisiana woman bound and partially undressed in her car along Highway 63 north of Hardy Dec. 15. Sharp County 9-1-1 received a call around 10 p.m. from the woman who said she dialed her cellular phone with her nose. A Hardy officer and Fulton County deputies were dispatched to the scene, about five miles south of Mammoth Spring...
BNSF addresses Rotary (12/23/03)
THAYER -- Larry Forschler's guest speaker at a recent Thayer-Mammoth Spring Rotary Club meeting was Jeff Beck, the division train master with the Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) Railroad. Beck discussed the railroad shipping routes, the 54 trains that come through Thayer each day and the employment the railroad brings to the area. ...
Illegal dumping results in truck fire (12/23/03)
A dump truck caught on fire when the truck's boom broke a power line Dec. 21 on Highway 289 South by a power line right-of-way on Stonegate Road in Glencoe. The fire was spotted from the highway after the Fulton County Sheriff's Office received calls of a power outage east of Salem. When Agnos-Heart-Glencoe and Morriston fire departments arrived firemen found a 1985 Ford 8000 dump truck belonging to A Cut Above Tree Service from Pineville, Mo., on fire, Traw said...
BNSF addresses Rotary (12/23/03)
THAYER -- Larry Forschler's guest speaker at a recent Thayer-Mammoth Spring Rotary Club meeting was Jeff Beck, the division train master with the Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) Railroad. Beck discussed the railroad shipping routes, the 54 trains that come through Thayer each day and the employment the railroad brings to the area. ...
Woman bound, stripped by unknown 'redneck' (12/23/03)
Authorities found a 31-year-old Louisiana woman bound and partially undressed in her car along Highway 63 north of Hardy Dec. 15. Sharp County 9-1-1 received a call around 10 p.m. from the woman who said she dialed her cellular phone with her nose. A Hardy officer and Fulton County deputies were dispatched to the scene, about five miles south of Mammoth Spring...
MS school board hears update on new agri building (12/23/03)
MAMMOTH SPRING -- Members of the Mammoth Spring School Board reviewed the progress on the Agriculture Building at the school during the Dec. 8 meeting. Superintendent Ron Taylor told school board members the new building had been dried-in and was in the process of having heat and air installed and a new metal roof...
ENTERTAINING (12/23/03)
The Thayer Elementary Band entertained the seniors at Fun and Friends in Thayer last week. They have been traveling around the city spreading holiday cheer. The band is under the direction of Charity Simers.
SONIC OFFICIAL (12/23/03)
The president of the Sonic Corporation paid a visit to the Mammoth Spring Sonic recently to congratulate Sonic manager Josh Atkisson for maintaining an employee retention rate of 75 percent, one of the highest in the Sonic system. Pattye Moore met with Atkisson to learn more about his management techniques for employee retention. ...
Firefighters save Salem motel (12/23/03)
Firefighters were able to contain a blaze at the Ozark Motel in Salem Dec. 22, preventing the fire from destroying the business on Highway 62/412. When the Salem Fire Department arrived at the structure flames had already entered the attic and had burned through the roof, said Fire Chief Heath Everett...
Pour Candles a hit at Alton (12/23/03)
The gentle aroma of spiced cranberry wafts through the home of Jennifer Deckard. She is a candle maker and that is her favorite scent. "James gave me a candle making kit for Christmas a couple years ago. I've always enjoyed crafts. You look for the one thing you'd thoroughly enjoy and candle making is it," said Deckard...
Couch one year away from MSIP (12/23/03)
COUCH -- Tom Bull, Couch High School principal, reported on the A+ program at the school during the school board meeting Dec. 9. School board members were informed that the school is one year away from the Missouri School Improvement Program (MSIP) and a time-line for MSIP activities was presented...
MoDOT ready when winter weather falls (12/23/03)
WILLOW SPRINGS -- The South Central District of The Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) received an average of 40 inches of ice and snow last year, one of the worst in recent memory. MoDOT prepares for winter weather with extensive planning. MoDOT officials said when mild turns to wild this winter, MoDOT will be ready...
Wins over Swifton all relative for Hounds (12/23/03)
Seeing relatives around the holidays is nothing new. It's a time when families gather around to celebrate the season and take a small break from work. Or, in the case of Salem Greyhound Head Coach Wendall Smith, you get to see a relative and work at the same time...
Bearkatz make it three in a row over Longhorns (12/23/03)
You really can't blame the Melbourne Bearkatz if they hope to be Viola Longhorn-free the rest of the season. After the Bearkatz survived a four-point scare against the Longhorns Dec. 10 in the quarterfinal round of the Lyon College Tournament, the two squads were back at it Dec. 19 at the Bearkatz Barn in Melbourne...
Indians two periods shy of win over Bears (12/23/03)
The Mammoth Spring Bears, playing one last game before the holiday break, ran their record to 13-4 on the year with a 87-68 win over the Couch Indians Dec. 19. The final score is a bit deceiving as the Indians gave the Bears all they wanted for the middle two periods, before Mammoth Spring pulled away late for the win. In fact, if the first and last periods were erased, the outcome just might have been reversed...
Wins over Swifton all relative for Hounds (12/23/03)
Seeing relatives around the holidays is nothing new. It's a time when families gather around to celebrate the season and take a small break from work. Or, in the case of Salem Greyhound Head Coach Wendall Smith, you get to see a relative and work at the same time...
Indians two periods shy of win over Bears (12/23/03)
The Mammoth Spring Bears, playing one last game before the holiday break, ran their record to 13-4 on the year with a 87-68 win over the Couch Indians Dec. 19. The final score is a bit deceiving as the Indians gave the Bears all they wanted for the middle two periods, before Mammoth Spring pulled away late for the win. In fact, if the first and last periods were erased, the outcome just might have been reversed...
Bearkatz make it three in a row over Longhorns (12/23/03)
You really can't blame the Melbourne Bearkatz if they hope to be Viola Longhorn-free the rest of the season. After the Bearkatz survived a four-point scare against the Longhorns Dec. 10 in the quarterfinal round of the Lyon College Tournament, the two squads were back at it Dec. 19 at the Bearkatz Barn in Melbourne...
Dixie Jennings Gray (12/23/03)
Dixie Jennings Gray, 100, daughter of the late George Wiley Jennings and Mary Matney Jennings, was born Dec. 15, 1903, in Calico Rock, Ark. She died Dec. 15, 2003, in Calico Rock. She married Jim Farmer Sept. 4, 1937. On June 6, 1945, she married Oran Gray...
Mavis Ella Underwood (12/23/03)
Mavis Ella Underwood, 56, of Viola, Ark., daughter of Dorothy Marine Sullivan Winberry and the late James Wesley Winberry was born Feb. 17, 1947, in Fort Clayton, Panama. She died Dec. 12, 2003, at Baxter Regional Medical Center in Mountain Home, Ark...
Vista Mae Robins (12/23/03)
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...
Zane Lowell Sloan (12/23/03)
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...
Jessie E. Jackson (12/23/03)
Jessie E. Jackson, 93, son of the late Jess Jackson and Dealie Allen Jackson, was born Oct. 14, 1910, in Day, Ark. He died Dec. 15, 2003, in Calico Rock, Ark. He married Stella Moore Jackson July 2, 1929, and to this union four children were born. During his working years he owned and operated Franklin Pool Hall, hauled milk and was a farmer. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. He was of the Baptist faith and attended Franklin Baptist Church...
Kelli Ann Franks (12/23/03)
Kelli Ann McCurley Franks, 35, daughter of Kenneth McCurley of Wideman and Donna Koonce of Calico Rock, was born Sept. 24, 1968, in Oak Park, Ill. She died Dec. 16, 2003, in Calico Rock. She was a graduate of Calico Rock High School. For the past 14 years, Kelli has been employed by the Baxter County Regional Medical Center Respiratory Therapy Department. She married Billy Franks June 6, 2000. She attended First Baptist Church of Calico Rock and was of the Presbyterian faith...
Reba Ethel King (12/23/03)
Reba Ethel Boler King, 89, daughter of the late Jonathan L. Lewis and Ollie Mary Mont-gomery Lewis was born June 23, 1914, in Morriston, Ark. She died Dec. 12, 2003, in West Plains, Mo. She was married to Ethmer Clyde Boler on Oct. 7, 1932. To this union three children, Larry Clyde, Gary Colin and Judith Ann, were born. She was united in marriage to Kirby K. King on Nov. 12, 1975...
Anna Lois Bailey Price (12/23/03)
Anna Lois Bailey Price, 50, died Dec. 16, 2003, at her home in Ravenden, Ark. She was born July 14, 1953 at Imboden, Ark., the daughter of Manley B. and Lois Imogene Brown Bailey. She married Bobby Jo Price on Aug. 31, 1985, in Sharp County. She was a homemaker and a member of First Baptist Church in Ravenden...
Wanda Lee Weathers (12/23/03)
Wanda Lee Williams Weathers, 82, of Salem, daughter of the late Joe and Gertrude Burns Williams was born April 21, 1921, in Springfield, Mo. She died Dec. 16, 2003 at Salem, Ark. She married Gaston Leon "Dick" Weathers Feb. 5, 1938, at Hardy, Ark., and to this union two sons were born. ...
Murley Lee DeClue (12/23/03)
Murley Lee DeClue, of Watervliet, Mich., formerly of Salem, Ark., son of the late Charles l. and Delia Roland DeClue was born May 10. 1914, in Westpoint, Ark. He died Dec. 13 at Watervliet, Mich., at the age of 89 years. He married Fay Albright Sept. 20, 1937 at Osceola, Ark., and to this union four daughters were born. He spent his working years as a husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, great-great-grandfather, and a farmer...
Elsie Elmina Mason (12/23/03)
Elsie Elmina Harris Mason, daughter of the late Samuel and Myna Cooper Harris, was born Oct. 30, 1905, in Gorby, Ark. She died Dec. 12, 2003, in Calico Rock, Ark., at the age of 98 years. During her working years, Elsie worked in the fruit orchard and packing houses in Washington state. Later she was employed by Hercules Power Plant in Sunflower, Kans...
Walsie McLeod Mahan (12/23/03)
Walsie McLeod Mahan, 75, of Charleston, Ark., died Dec. 13, 2003, at her home. Born Dec. 23, 1927, at Cave City, Ark., she was the daughter of Homer A. and Eunar Hill Mc-Leod. She was a factory worker for Cessna Aircraft in Wichita, Kan., a waitress and attended Marietta Cumberland Presby-terian Church in Charleston...
Glen Gordon Horton (12/23/03)
Glen Gordon Horton, 81, of Ash Flat, died Dec. 13, 2003, in Eastern Ozarks Regional Health System in Cherokee Village. Born in Ash Flat, Ark., July 16, 1922, he was the son of Alton and Emma Crystal King Horton. He served in the United States Navy during World War II in the Pacific and belonged to the Disabled Veterans Association, the Highland Veterans of Foreign Wars and was a member of Agnos Church of Christ. He also worked for Boeing Air Craft Corporation as a Security Officer...
Sara J. Lindemood (12/23/03)
A memorial service for Sarah J. Lindemood, a resident of Summerville of Port Orange, who died Dec. 2, 2003, at Halifax Medical Center in Daytona Beach, Fla., was Dec. 7, at Volusia Memorial Funeral Home in Port Orange, with the Rev. Joe Hood officiating the service...
Dixie Jennings Gray (12/23/03)
Dixie Jennings Gray, 100, daughter of the late George Wiley Jennings and Mary Matney Jennings, was born Dec. 15, 1903, in Calico Rock, Ark. She died Dec. 15, 2003, in Calico Rock. She married Jim Farmer Sept. 4, 1937. On June 6, 1945, she married Oran Gray...
Wanda Lee Weathers (12/23/03)
Wanda Lee Williams Weathers, 82, of Salem, daughter of the late Joe and Gertrude Burns Williams was born April 21, 1921, in Springfield, Mo. She died Dec. 16, 2003 at Salem, Ark. She married Gaston Leon "Dick" Weathers Feb. 5, 1938, at Hardy, Ark., and to this union two sons were born. ...
Anna Lois Bailey Price (12/23/03)
Anna Lois Bailey Price, 50, died Dec. 16, 2003, at her home in Ravenden, Ark. She was born July 14, 1953 at Imboden, Ark., the daughter of Manley B. and Lois Imogene Brown Bailey. She married Bobby Jo Price on Aug. 31, 1985, in Sharp County. She was a homemaker and a member of First Baptist Church in Ravenden...
Mavis Ella Underwood (12/23/03)
Mavis Ella Underwood, 56, of Viola, Ark., daughter of Dorothy Marine Sullivan Winberry and the late James Wesley Winberry was born Feb. 17, 1947, in Fort Clayton, Panama. She died Dec. 12, 2003, at Baxter Regional Medical Center in Mountain Home, Ark...
Vista Mae Robins (12/23/03)
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...
Zane Lowell Sloan (12/23/03)
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...
Jessie E. Jackson (12/23/03)
Jessie E. Jackson, 93, son of the late Jess Jackson and Dealie Allen Jackson, was born Oct. 14, 1910, in Day, Ark. He died Dec. 15, 2003, in Calico Rock, Ark. He married Stella Moore Jackson July 2, 1929, and to this union four children were born. During his working years he owned and operated Franklin Pool Hall, hauled milk and was a farmer. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. He was of the Baptist faith and attended Franklin Baptist Church...
Murley Lee DeClue (12/23/03)
Murley Lee DeClue, of Watervliet, Mich., formerly of Salem, Ark., son of the late Charles l. and Delia Roland DeClue was born May 10. 1914, in Westpoint, Ark. He died Dec. 13 at Watervliet, Mich., at the age of 89 years. He married Fay Albright Sept. 20, 1937 at Osceola, Ark., and to this union four daughters were born. He spent his working years as a husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, great-great-grandfather, and a farmer...
Kelli Ann Franks (12/23/03)
Kelli Ann McCurley Franks, 35, daughter of Kenneth McCurley of Wideman and Donna Koonce of Calico Rock, was born Sept. 24, 1968, in Oak Park, Ill. She died Dec. 16, 2003, in Calico Rock. She was a graduate of Calico Rock High School. For the past 14 years, Kelli has been employed by the Baxter County Regional Medical Center Respiratory Therapy Department. She married Billy Franks June 6, 2000. She attended First Baptist Church of Calico Rock and was of the Presbyterian faith...
Reba Ethel King (12/23/03)
Reba Ethel Boler King, 89, daughter of the late Jonathan L. Lewis and Ollie Mary Mont-gomery Lewis was born June 23, 1914, in Morriston, Ark. She died Dec. 12, 2003, in West Plains, Mo. She was married to Ethmer Clyde Boler on Oct. 7, 1932. To this union three children, Larry Clyde, Gary Colin and Judith Ann, were born. She was united in marriage to Kirby K. King on Nov. 12, 1975...
Glen Gordon Horton (12/23/03)
Glen Gordon Horton, 81, of Ash Flat, died Dec. 13, 2003, in Eastern Ozarks Regional Health System in Cherokee Village. Born in Ash Flat, Ark., July 16, 1922, he was the son of Alton and Emma Crystal King Horton. He served in the United States Navy during World War II in the Pacific and belonged to the Disabled Veterans Association, the Highland Veterans of Foreign Wars and was a member of Agnos Church of Christ. He also worked for Boeing Air Craft Corporation as a Security Officer...
Walsie McLeod Mahan (12/23/03)
Walsie McLeod Mahan, 75, of Charleston, Ark., died Dec. 13, 2003, at her home. Born Dec. 23, 1927, at Cave City, Ark., she was the daughter of Homer A. and Eunar Hill Mc-Leod. She was a factory worker for Cessna Aircraft in Wichita, Kan., a waitress and attended Marietta Cumberland Presby-terian Church in Charleston...
Sara J. Lindemood (12/23/03)
A memorial service for Sarah J. Lindemood, a resident of Summerville of Port Orange, who died Dec. 2, 2003, at Halifax Medical Center in Daytona Beach, Fla., was Dec. 7, at Volusia Memorial Funeral Home in Port Orange, with the Rev. Joe Hood officiating the service...
Elsie Elmina Mason (12/23/03)
Elsie Elmina Harris Mason, daughter of the late Samuel and Myna Cooper Harris, was born Oct. 30, 1905, in Gorby, Ark. She died Dec. 12, 2003, in Calico Rock, Ark., at the age of 98 years. During her working years, Elsie worked in the fruit orchard and packing houses in Washington state. Later she was employed by Hercules Power Plant in Sunflower, Kans...
Walsie McLeod Mahan (12/23/03)
Walsie McLeod Mahan, 75, of Charleston, Ark., died Dec. 13, 2003, at her home. Born Dec. 23, 1927, at Cave City, she was the daughter of Homer A. and Eunar Hill Mc-Leod. She was a factory worker for Cessna Aircraft in Wichita, Kan., and a waitress. She attended Marietta Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Charleston...
Sara J. Lindemood (12/23/03)
Sara J. Lindemood, 85, a resident of Summervile of Port Orange, in Port Orange, Fla., formerly of Cherokee Village, died Dec. 2, 2003, at Halifax Medical Center in Daytona Beach, Fla. Born July 7, 1918, in Dayton, Ohio, she moved to the Daytona Beach area in 1997 from Cherokee Village. ...
Lottie Francis Vallance (12/23/03)
Lottie Francis Vallance, 63, of Hardy died Dec. 17, 2003. Born Aug. 9, 1940, in Osceola, Ark., she was a homemaker. Survivors include her husband, Tim Vallance of Hardy; two sons -- Timothy Vallance of Paragould, and Terry Vallance of Calico Rock; four daughters -- Patricia Davidson of Nashville, Tenn., Pamela Smith of Walnut Ridge, and Heather and Renee Vallance, both of the home; three brothers -- Bob Manuel of Memphis, Billy Manuel of Olive Branch, Miss., and Henry "Bud" Manuel of Paragould; and two sisters -- Beatrice Mears of Memphis, and Tressie Gray of Somerville, Tenn.. ...
Kendall E. Foushee (12/23/03)
Kendall E. Foushee, 83, of Cave City, died Dec. 18, 2003, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. Born Aug. 1, 1920, at Strawberry, Ark., he was the son of John and Belle Cochran Foushee. He was a U.S. Army veteran, a member of Smithville Masonic Lodge and was retired from Rock Island Railroad...
Julia May Smith Barker (12/23/03)
Julia May Smith Barker, 78, of Sparta, Ill., died Dec. 17, 2003, at Senior Manor Nursing Home in Sparta. Born May 27, 1925, at Russellville, Ala., she was the daughter of William Henry and Dellar Britnell Smith. She was retired from Swift Independent Packing Company of East St. Louis, Ill., and was of the Protestant faith...
John Grimes (12/23/03)
John Grimes, 89, of Melbourne 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...
Anna Lois Bailey Price (12/23/03)
Anna Lois Bailey Price, 50, of Ravenden died Dec. 16, 2003, at her home. Born July 14, 1953, at Imboden she was the daughter of Manley B. and Lois Imogene Brown Bailey of Ravenden. She married Bobby Jo Price Aug. 31, 1985, in Sharp County. She was a homemaker and a member of First Baptist Church in Ravenden...
Sadie Madison Martin (12/23/03)
David and Lynn Martin of Viola have announced the birth of their daughter, Sadie Madison Martin, at 7:40 p.m. Nov. 25, 2003, at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains, Mo. She weighed 8 pounds, 1/2 ounce and was 20-1/4 inches long. She was welcomed by her sister, Shira Bales...
Bolins to mark 50 years (12/23/03)
Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Bolin of Cherokee Village will observe their 50th wedding anniversary Jan. 1. Gerald Bolin and the former Evelyn Hyde were married Jan. 1, 1954, in Paragould. They are the parents of three daughters -- Teresa Bolin and Jeannie Dunn, both of Jonesboro, and Kim Tippy of Randolph County. They have a grandson and a granddaughter...
Cullan Paul McCarson (12/23/03)
Justin and Tina McCarson of Batesville have announced the birth of their son, Cullan Paul McCarson, Dec. 9, 2003, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. He weighed 9 pounds, 4 ounces. Grandparents are Doyle and Shirley Reynolds of Mammoth Spring, Sabrina Williams of Beebe and the late William Paul McCarson...
Haydin Chayse Langley (12/23/03)
Tineyjo Sorg and Terry Langley of Salem have announced the birth of their son, Haydin Chayse Langley, at 8:25 a.m. Dec. 17, 2003, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. He weighed 5 pounds, 12.6 ounces. Grandparents are Veronica Langley and Barbara Hendrix...
Kohl W. Batterton (12/23/03)
Mike and Duana Batterton have announced the birth of their son, Kohl Wesley Batterton, at 3:33 p.m. Oct. 5, 2003, at Baxter Regional Medical Center in Mountain Home. He weighed 8 pounds, 1 ounce and was 21 inches long. He was welcomed home by his brother, Tate, 3...
Sydney Lynn Sherman (12/23/03)
J.M. and Jarred Sherman have announced the birth of their sister, Sydney Lynn Sherman, at 2:30 p.m. Nov. 26, 2003, at Baxter Regional Medical Center a Mountain Home. She weighed 8 pounds, 3 ounces, and was 20-1/4 inches long. Parents are Michael and Tracy Sherman of Viola...
Joshua Paul Dumas (12/23/03)
Gary and Debbi Dumas of El Dorado, Ark., have announced the birth of their son, Joshua Paul Dumas, born Nov. 26, 2003, at the Medical Center of South Arkansas at El Dorado. He weighed 7 pounds, 12 ounces and was 20-1/4 inches long. Grandparents are Louise Dumas of El Dorado and the late H.W. Dumas Jr., and Paul and Janet Adams of Salem...
Brice Allen Langston (12/23/03)
Laneesa Langston-Bell and Scott Moody of Salem have announced the birth of their son, Brice Allen Langston, at 8:01 p.m. Aug. 29, 2003. He weighed 5 pounds, 12 ounces, and was 18 inches long. Grandparents are Terry and Sandy Langston, and Dr. Michael and Barbara Moody...
Cullan Paul McCarson (12/23/03)
Justin and Tina McCarson of Batesville have announced the birth of their son, Cullan Paul McCarson, Dec. 9, 2003, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. He weighed 9 pounds, 4 ounces. Grandparents are Doyle and Shirley Reynolds of Mammoth Spring, Sabrina Williams of Beebe and the late William Paul McCarson...
Bolins to mark 50 years (12/23/03)
Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Bolin of Cherokee Village will observe their 50th wedding anniversary Jan. 1. Gerald Bolin and the former Evelyn Hyde were married Jan. 1, 1954, in Paragould. They are the parents of three daughters -- Teresa Bolin and Jeannie Dunn, both of Jonesboro, and Kim Tippy of Randolph County. They have a grandson and a granddaughter...
Brice Allen Langston (12/23/03)
Laneesa Langston-Bell and Scott Moody of Salem have announced the birth of their son, Brice Allen Langston, at 8:01 p.m. Aug. 29, 2003. He weighed 5 pounds, 12 ounces, and was 18 inches long. Grandparents are Terry and Sandy Langston, and Dr. Michael and Barbara Moody...
Sadie Madison Martin (12/23/03)
David and Lynn Martin of Viola have announced the birth of their daughter, Sadie Madison Martin, at 7:40 p.m. Nov. 25, 2003, at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains, Mo. She weighed 8 pounds, 1/2 ounce and was 20-1/4 inches long. She was welcomed by her sister, Shira Bales...
Sydney Lynn Sherman (12/23/03)
J.M. and Jarred Sherman have announced the birth of their sister, Sydney Lynn Sherman, at 2:30 p.m. Nov. 26, 2003, at Baxter Regional Medical Center a Mountain Home. She weighed 8 pounds, 3 ounces, and was 20-1/4 inches long. Parents are Michael and Tracy Sherman of Viola...
Kohl W. Batterton (12/23/03)
Mike and Duana Batterton have announced the birth of their son, Kohl Wesley Batterton, at 3:33 p.m. Oct. 5, 2003, at Baxter Regional Medical Center in Mountain Home. He weighed 8 pounds, 1 ounce and was 21 inches long. He was welcomed home by his brother, Tate, 3...
Haydin Chayse Langley (12/23/03)
Tineyjo Sorg and Terry Langley of Salem have announced the birth of their son, Haydin Chayse Langley, at 8:25 a.m. Dec. 17, 2003, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. He weighed 5 pounds, 12.6 ounces. Grandparents are Veronica Langley and Barbara Hendrix...
Joshua Paul Dumas (12/23/03)
Gary and Debbi Dumas of El Dorado, Ark., have announced the birth of their son, Joshua Paul Dumas, born Nov. 26, 2003, at the Medical Center of South Arkansas at El Dorado. He weighed 7 pounds, 12 ounces and was 20-1/4 inches long. Grandparents are Louise Dumas of El Dorado and the late H.W. Dumas Jr., and Paul and Janet Adams of Salem...
Rowan, Feld wed on Christmas (12/23/03)
Donna Rowan of Powhatan, Va., and John and Cindy Feld of Alton have announced the marriage of their children, Laura Ann Rowan and John Riley Feld. The couple exchanged vows Dec. 25 at Alton United Methodist Church. A reception was held at the church following the ceremony...
Rowan, Feld wed on Christmas (12/23/03)
Donna Rowan of Powhatan, Va., and John and Cindy Feld of Alton have announced the marriage of their children, Laura Ann Rowan and John Riley Feld. The couple exchanged vows Dec. 25 at Alton United Methodist Church. A reception was held at the church following the ceremony...
Crouch, Wilkes to exchange vows (12/23/03)
Tim and Susan Crouch of Wiseman have announced the engagement and marriage of their daughter, Samantha Michele, to John Christopher Wilkes of Franklin. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Jerry and Connie Crouch and Vera and the late Ishmael Vickery...
Crouch, Wilkes to exchange vows (12/23/03)
Tim and Susan Crouch of Wiseman have announced the engagement and marriage of their daughter, Samantha Michele, to John Christopher Wilkes of Franklin. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Jerry and Connie Crouch and Vera and the late Ishmael Vickery...
Cateses to celebrate 25th anniversary (12/23/03)
The family of Jim and Lisa Cates will hold a 25th anniversary celebration for the couple. The celebration will be Jan. 3 at 7 p.m. in the annex building of the Bank of Thayer. It is located next to the Bank of Thayer on Second Street (formerly Ace Hardware). The couple married at First Baptist Church of Thayer Jan. 6, 1979...
Cateses to celebrate 25th anniversary (12/23/03)
The family of Jim and Lisa Cates will hold a 25th anniversary celebration for the couple. The celebration will be Jan. 3 at 7 p.m. in the annex building of the Bank of Thayer. It is located next to the Bank of Thayer on Second Street (formerly Ace Hardware). The couple married at First Baptist Church of Thayer Jan. 6, 1979...
Walking With Jackie the Ripper (12/23/03)
Jackie is scared to death of all the Christmas decorations so prevalent in our little town, and she tried to bark them into oblivion. I enjoy them greatly for they bring back so many memories, most of them happy ones. Some even recall miracles. One Holy Season Mama was sick. ...
Boldly Going Nowhere (12/23/03)
2003 was a typical year -- some ups and downs, and lots of in-betweens. JANUARY: I'm scheduled to teach two computer courses at Ozarka College during spring semester. Along with writing my weekly columns for The News, this will barely keep me afloat financially. Then one of the courses is cancelled because of lack of interest. To make ends meet I dine on acorns and bark twice a week...
Christmas messages from around the globe (12/23/03)
Seeing the fresh scrubbed faces in military garb on television sending Christmas greetings to their folks back home is no longer a novelty. It has become such a part of the holiday season we give it no more than a cursory glance. We might think for a few seconds how great it is that the station makes it possible for these soldiers to send their greetings, and we might reflect for a moment about how hard it must be to spend Christmas so far from home. ...
Walking With Jackie the Ripper (12/23/03)
Jackie is scared to death of all the Christmas decorations so prevalent in our little town, and she tried to bark them into oblivion. I enjoy them greatly for they bring back so many memories, most of them happy ones. Some even recall miracles. One Holy Season Mama was sick. ...
Christmas messages from around the globe (12/23/03)
Seeing the fresh scrubbed faces in military garb on television sending Christmas greetings to their folks back home is no longer a novelty. It has become such a part of the holiday season we give it no more than a cursory glance. We might think for a few seconds how great it is that the station makes it possible for these soldiers to send their greetings, and we might reflect for a moment about how hard it must be to spend Christmas so far from home. ...
Boldly Going Nowhere (12/23/03)
2003 was a typical year -- some ups and downs, and lots of in-betweens. JANUARY: I'm scheduled to teach two computer courses at Ozarka College during spring semester. Along with writing my weekly columns for The News, this will barely keep me afloat financially. Then one of the courses is cancelled because of lack of interest. To make ends meet I dine on acorns and bark twice a week...