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Stories from Friday, January 2, 2004

Communications company to lease shirt factory (01/02/04)
Fulton County has prospects to lease both buildings that previously housed the Tri County Shirt Factory. County attorney Dwayne Plumlee has been directed by the Fulton County Quorum Court to prepare a lease for the smaller unit on Highway 9 North, Fulton County Judge Curren Everett announced Dec. 29...
Thayer man convicted of firearms violation (01/02/04)
THAYER -- Timothy Jacobs, 35, of Thayer was sentenced in federal court Dec. 18 to six years and five months in prison without parole. Earlier this fall Jacobs pleaded guilty to being a felon in possession of a firearm. Jacobs admitted he was in possession of a firearm and ammunition on March 24 in Oregon County. Federal laws prohibits anyone who has been convicted of a felony to be in possession of a firearm or ammunition...
Hatten working with city on leaf grant (01/02/04)
THAYER -- Oregon County Economic Development Director Edd Hatten has been working with officials with the city of Thayer on a grant to purchase a leaf vacuum. Hatten said the grant is for $20,000 and is through the South Central Solid Waste Management District...
SWORN IN (01/02/04)
Thayer resident Steve Alford was sworn in as Thayer City alderman in a ceremony in the Thayer City Courtroom Dec. 22. Alford takes the place of Alderman Steve Hall who recently resigned to pursue personal interests. City Clerk Rosie Simpson swore in the new alderman...
Runner refuses to let handicap stop him (01/02/04)
Struggles: It looks like the calvary coming over the hill, but it's not; it's Ben Comen and his teammates who have rejoined the race to escort their comrade over the finish line in last place once again. He is always the last runner but spectators scream and cheer as if Ben just took first place in the 3.1-mile race, said Joan Comen, Ben's mother. ...
Simpson receives certification (01/02/04)
THAYER -- Rosella Simpson, Thayer city clerk, has been awarded the designation of certified municipal clerk from the International Institute if Municipal Clerks for achieving its high educational experience and service requirements. Simpson has been employed with the city of Thayer since July 1990 serving as deputy clerk before being appointed to her current position in October 1993...
Looking back at 2003 Drug bust, jail escape highlight 2003 (01/02/04)
JANUARY: Extension elections were held in Oregon County in January 2003. The Oregon County Farm Bureau was recognized at its annual meeting for membership and other high achievments. The Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) announced it would be resurfacing several roads in the county...
Driver hits, kills man lying in highway (01/02/04)
A Mammoth Spring man was killed Dec. 23 when a motorist ran over him. Daniel David Waters, 44, died as a result of trauma to his head, thorax and abdomen after he was struck by a 1994 Toyota pickup truck driven by Jeremy D. Lewis, 30, of Mammoth Spring...
Driver hits, kills man lying in highway (01/02/04)
A Mammoth Spring man was killed Dec. 23 when a motorist ran over him. Daniel David Waters, 44, died as a result of trauma to his head, thorax and abdomen after he was struck by a 1994 Toyota pickup truck driven by Jeremy D. Lewis, 30, of Mammoth Spring...
Thayer man convicted of firearms violation (01/02/04)
THAYER -- Timothy Jacobs, 35, of Thayer was sentenced in federal court Dec. 18 to six years and five months in prison without parole. Earlier this fall Jacobs pleaded guilty to being a felon in possession of a firearm. Jacobs admitted he was in possession of a firearm and ammunition on March 24 in Oregon County. Federal laws prohibits anyone who has been convicted of a felony to be in possession of a firearm or ammunition...
Hatten working with city on leaf grant (01/02/04)
THAYER -- Oregon County Economic Development Director Edd Hatten has been working with officials with the city of Thayer on a grant to purchase a leaf vacuum. Hatten said the grant is for $20,000 and is through the South Central Solid Waste Management District...
Looking back at 2003 Drug bust, jail escape highlight 2003 (01/02/04)
JANUARY: Extension elections were held in Oregon County in January 2003. The Oregon County Farm Bureau was recognized at its annual meeting for membership and other high achievments. The Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) announced it would be resurfacing several roads in the county...
Communications company to lease shirt factory (01/02/04)
Fulton County has prospects to lease both buildings that previously housed the Tri County Shirt Factory. County attorney Dwayne Plumlee has been directed by the Fulton County Quorum Court to prepare a lease for the smaller unit on Highway 9 North, Fulton County Judge Curren Everett announced Dec. 29...
SWORN IN (01/02/04)
Thayer resident Steve Alford was sworn in as Thayer City alderman in a ceremony in the Thayer City Courtroom Dec. 22. Alford takes the place of Alderman Steve Hall who recently resigned to pursue personal interests. City Clerk Rosie Simpson swore in the new alderman...
Simpson receives certification (01/02/04)
THAYER -- Rosella Simpson, Thayer city clerk, has been awarded the designation of certified municipal clerk from the International Institute if Municipal Clerks for achieving its high educational experience and service requirements. Simpson has been employed with the city of Thayer since July 1990 serving as deputy clerk before being appointed to her current position in October 1993...
Runner refuses to let handicap stop him (01/02/04)
Struggles: It looks like the calvary coming over the hill, but it's not; it's Ben Comen and his teammates who have rejoined the race to escort their comrade over the finish line in last place once again. He is always the last runner but spectators scream and cheer as if Ben just took first place in the 3.1-mile race, said Joan Comen, Ben's mother. ...
Cookie sales to begin (01/02/04)
Girl Scouts will begin taking orders Jan. 10 for Girl Scout cookies. The Girl Scouts will take the orders and deliver the cookies the week of Feb. 23. The cost of the cookies is $4 a box. Flavors include thin mints, caramel delites, peanut butter patty, peanut butter sandwich, shortbread and animal treasures. ...
Cookie sales to begin (01/02/04)
Girl Scouts will begin taking orders Jan. 10 for Girl Scout cookies. The Girl Scouts will take the orders and deliver the cookies the week of Feb. 23. The cost of the cookies is $4 a box. Flavors include thin mints, caramel delites, peanut butter patty, peanut butter sandwich, shortbread and animal treasures. ...
ICC hooks up with old foe in NEA (01/02/04)
The ICC Lady Cougars and the Sloan-Hendrix Lady Greyhounds are old friends. Not only do they hook up regularly in 2AA-North Conference play, but the Lady Cougars are one of only three teams to have handed a loss to Sloan-Hendrix this year. The Lady Greyhounds got their revenge on ICC as the two squads squared off in second round action in the A-AA bracket of the NEA Tournament at the Arkansas State University Convocation Center Dec. 27...
Two-and-out for Salem in NEA Tournament (01/02/04)
In the end, they came up just a little bit short. After having an easy time against the Biggers-Reyno Lady Buffaloes in opening-round action by leading the entire way, the Salem Lady Greyhounds had the tables turned on them Dec. 27, as they squared off with the Bay Lady Yellowjackets in the second round of the NEA Tournament at the Convocation Center in Jonesboro...
50th anniversary of Comets'Final Four run set for celebration (01/02/04)
The 1953-54 Alton Comet basketball team is slated to be honored as special guests of the Comet Booster Club Jan. 9 as Alton hosts the Couch Indians for an evening of hardwood action. The 1953-54 Comet squad was Alton's first team to reach the Final Four of the state tournament, and this year marks the 50th anniversary of that great season. Nine of the 11 team members are still living, and all have expressed plans to attend the celebration...
Firearms deer harvest up 3 percent (01/02/04)
Missouri's 2003 firearms deer season had some ups and downs, but the final tally shows that hunters bagged 254,367 deer. That is up 3 percent from last year's record harvest of 247,826. This was the first year for the urban portion of firearms deer hunting season. Hunters bagged 91 deer in the St. Louis and Kansas City areas Oct. 25 and 26...
Firearms deer harvest up 3 percent (01/02/04)
Missouri's 2003 firearms deer season had some ups and downs, but the final tally shows that hunters bagged 254,367 deer. That is up 3 percent from last year's record harvest of 247,826. This was the first year for the urban portion of firearms deer hunting season. Hunters bagged 91 deer in the St. Louis and Kansas City areas Oct. 25 and 26...
ICC hooks up with old foe in NEA (01/02/04)
The ICC Lady Cougars and the Sloan-Hendrix Lady Greyhounds are old friends. Not only do they hook up regularly in 2AA-North Conference play, but the Lady Cougars are one of only three teams to have handed a loss to Sloan-Hendrix this year. The Lady Greyhounds got their revenge on ICC as the two squads squared off in second round action in the A-AA bracket of the NEA Tournament at the Arkansas State University Convocation Center Dec. 27...
50th anniversary of Comets'Final Four run set for celebration (01/02/04)
The 1953-54 Alton Comet basketball team is slated to be honored as special guests of the Comet Booster Club Jan. 9 as Alton hosts the Couch Indians for an evening of hardwood action. The 1953-54 Comet squad was Alton's first team to reach the Final Four of the state tournament, and this year marks the 50th anniversary of that great season. Nine of the 11 team members are still living, and all have expressed plans to attend the celebration...
Two-and-out for Salem in NEA Tournament (01/02/04)
In the end, they came up just a little bit short. After having an easy time against the Biggers-Reyno Lady Buffaloes in opening-round action by leading the entire way, the Salem Lady Greyhounds had the tables turned on them Dec. 27, as they squared off with the Bay Lady Yellowjackets in the second round of the NEA Tournament at the Convocation Center in Jonesboro...
Paula Jean Lancaster Wiseman (01/02/04)
Paula Jean Lancaster Wiseman, 33, of Horseshoe Bend, Ark., and formerly of West Memphis, Ark., died Dec. 19, 2003, in Salem, Ark. She was the granddaughter of Floria Ellen Giggs. She was a homemaker and was of the Pentecostal faith. Survivors include a daughter, Emily Brook Wiseman of Horseshoe Bend, Ark.; a son, Billy Jean Wiseman III of Horseshoe Bend; her parents, Mr. ...
Earl Howard Ellison (01/02/04)
Earl Howard Ellison, son of the late Clarence Ellison and Florence Phillips Ellison, was born June 12, 1912, in Fulton County, and died Dec. 16, 2003, in Salem, Ark., at the age of 91 years. He was united in marriage Dec. 4, 1935, in Fulton County, to Edna Wilkening...
Wilma Delores Henley (01/02/04)
Wilma Delores Henley, daughter of the late Claude Bell and Ruby Heady Bell was born Aug. 11, 1922, in Chattanooga, Tenn., and died Dec. 19, 2003, in Batesville, Ark., at the age of 81. She was married Jan. 20, 1940, in Youngstown, Ohio, to Joseph Henley. She was a homemaker and a member of the VFW Women's Auxiliary in Mammoth Spring. She was a mother, grandmother and great-grandmother and will be missed by those who knew and loved her...
Anna Ford Burge (01/02/04)
Anna Geneva Ford Burge, 98, of Cave City, Ark., died Dec. 18, 2003, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. Born Sept. 30, 1905, at Cave City, she was the daughter of John Edward and Margaret Parllee Matlock Ford. She was a teacher in a one-room school during her early adult life, later she was a cook at Cave City schools. ...
Kendall E. Foushee (01/02/04)
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 Smith-ville Masonic Lodge and retired from the Rock Island Railroad...
Lehman E. "Lee" Sorrell (01/02/04)
Lehman E. "Lee" Sorrell, 78, of Newton, Kan., died Dec. 21, 2003, at Via Christi Regional Medical Center St. Francis, Wichita, Kan. He was born Oct. 19, 1925, at Myrtle, the son of Alsia and Bessie Reynolds Sorrell. He married Edna Hyde on Sept. 7, 1946, at Myrtle, Mo. ...
Pearl Marie Anderson (01/02/04)
Pearl Marie Anderson, 95, of Alton, Mo., was born Oct. 26, 1908, in Ripley County, Mo., and died Dec. 17, 2003, at the Brooke Haven Nursing Home in West Plains, Mo. She married Joseph Anderson Aug. 16, 1930. She was a loving and caring mother and grandmother who leaves any precious memories for her family and friends. ...
Erma E. Martin Bishop (01/02/04)
Erma E. Martin Bishop, 94, of Salem, daughter of the late Edmond Martin and Ella Howard Martin, was born Oct. 8, 1909, in Ash Flat, Ark. She died Dec. 20, 2003, at Fulton County Hospital in Salem. She married Bert Kenneth Bishop Dec. 4, 1926, at Ash Flat, Ark. To this union two children were born...
Richard Sandridge (01/02/04)
Richard Sandridge, 84, son of the late Grover Cleveland "Buck" Sand-ridge and Katie Brenner Sandridge, was born Nov. 18, 1919, in Oregon County, Mo., and died Dec. 14, 2003, in Thayer. He was married May 15, 1946, in Thayer, to Sylvia Lee Summers...
Brent M. Propes (01/02/04)
Brent M. Propes, 41, of West Knoxville, Tenn., died Dec. 21, 2003, at UT Medical Center. He was an employee of Sun Rise Ridge Resort in Pigeon Forge. He attended First Baptist Church at Concord, and was an avid golfer and fisherman. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He was a devoted husband, father and son...
Robert Joseph Platt (01/02/04)
A graveside service will be held at a later date for Robert Joseph Platt, 72, of Salem. He died Dec. 23, 2003, at his home. Survivors include his wife, Connie Platt of the home; seven children; several step-children; and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren...
Doyle Wayne Phelps (01/02/04)
Doyle Wayne Phelps, 55, of Ash Flat, Ark., died Dec. 25, 2003, at Eastern Ozarks Regional Health System in Cherokee Village, Ark. He was born May 31, 1948, in Hardy, Ark., the son of the late Lela Morgan Phelps and Horace Phelps. He was a truck driver...
Kermit Richard Larson (01/02/04)
Kermit Richard Larson, 83, of Cherokee Village, died Dec. 18, 2003, at his home. Born Nov. 19, 1920, at Duluth, Minn., he was the son of Carl W. and Hilda Gafvert Larson. He was a retired pharmaceutical sales representative for Shering-Plough Corp, a U.S. ...
Donald H. Hood (01/02/04)
Donald H. Hood, 56, of Cave City, Ark., formerly of Cherokee Village, Ark., died Dec. 20, 2003, at Eastern Ozarks Regional Health System in Cherokee Village. Born March 13, 1947, in Blytheville, Ark., he was the son of Allen Hood and Golden Thompson Hood. He married Carolyn Brown on Nov. 9, 1990, in Crittenden County, Ark. He worked most of his life as a truck driver. He was a veteran of the United States Army...
Julia May Smith Barker (01/02/04)
Julia May Smith Barker, 78, of Sparta, Ill., died Dec. 17, 2003, at the 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...
Daniel David Waters (01/02/04)
Daniel David Waters, 44, of Thayer, Mo., formerly of New York, died Dec. 23, 2003, near Saddle, Ark. He was born Oct. 18, 1959 in Glenfalls, NY., the son of David L. Waters. He was employed by a tree service company., The funeral service will be held in Bolton Landing, N.Y. with arrangements by Alexander Funeral Home. Local arrangements were by Heath Funeral Home of Hardy...
Lottie Francis Vallance (01/02/04)
Lottie Francis Vallance, 63, of Hardy, Ark., died Dec. 17, 2003. She was born Aug. 9, 1940, in Osceola, Ark. She was a homemaker. Survivors include her husband, Tim Vallance of Hardy, Ark.; two sons -- Timothy Vallance of Paragould, Ark., and Terry Vallance of Calico Rock, Ark.; four daughters -- Patricia Davidson of Nashville, Tenn., Pamela Smith of Walnut Ridge, Ark., 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, Ark.; and two sisters -- Beatrice Mears of Memphis and Tressie Gray of Somerville, Tenn.. ...
Ophelia Broxson Smith (01/02/04)
Ophelia Broxson Smith, 78, daughter of the late Joseph and Caledonia Hennigan Broxson, was born on July 30, 1925 in Deweyville, Texas. She departed this life on Dec. 20, 2003, in Batesville, Ark. She was united in marriage to Donald Emerson Walls. Later in life she was married to Col. ...
James "Jimmy" Prince (01/02/04)
James "Jimmy" Udale Prince, son of the late William Riley Prince and Delphia Marie Osborne Prince, was born July 27, 1949, in Mann, W. Va., and died Dec. 13, 2003, in Thayer, Mo., at the age of 54 years. He was united in marriage in 1966, in St. Charles, Ill, to Cathy Gene Huckabee. ...
Julia May Smith Barker (01/02/04)
Julia May Smith Barker, 78, of Sparta, Ill., died Dec. 17, 2003, at the 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...
Erma E. Martin Bishop (01/02/04)
Erma E. Martin Bishop, 94, of Salem, daughter of the late Edmond Martin and Ella Howard Martin, was born Oct. 8, 1909, in Ash Flat, Ark. She died Dec. 20, 2003, at Fulton County Hospital in Salem. She married Bert Kenneth Bishop Dec. 4, 1926, at Ash Flat, Ark. To this union two children were born...
Pearl Marie Anderson (01/02/04)
Pearl Marie Anderson, 95, of Alton, Mo., was born Oct. 26, 1908, in Ripley County, Mo., and died Dec. 17, 2003, at the Brooke Haven Nursing Home in West Plains, Mo. She married Joseph Anderson Aug. 16, 1930. She was a loving and caring mother and grandmother who leaves any precious memories for her family and friends. ...
Brent M. Propes (01/02/04)
Brent M. Propes, 41, of West Knoxville, Tenn., died Dec. 21, 2003, at UT Medical Center. He was an employee of Sun Rise Ridge Resort in Pigeon Forge. He attended First Baptist Church at Concord, and was an avid golfer and fisherman. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He was a devoted husband, father and son...
Richard Sandridge (01/02/04)
Richard Sandridge, 84, son of the late Grover Cleveland "Buck" Sand-ridge and Katie Brenner Sandridge, was born Nov. 18, 1919, in Oregon County, Mo., and died Dec. 14, 2003, in Thayer. He was married May 15, 1946, in Thayer, to Sylvia Lee Summers...
Doyle Wayne Phelps (01/02/04)
Doyle Wayne Phelps, 55, of Ash Flat, Ark., died Dec. 25, 2003, at Eastern Ozarks Regional Health System in Cherokee Village, Ark. He was born May 31, 1948, in Hardy, Ark., the son of the late Lela Morgan Phelps and Horace Phelps. He was a truck driver...
Robert Joseph Platt (01/02/04)
A graveside service will be held at a later date for Robert Joseph Platt, 72, of Salem. He died Dec. 23, 2003, at his home. Survivors include his wife, Connie Platt of the home; seven children; several step-children; and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren...
James "Jimmy" Prince (01/02/04)
James "Jimmy" Udale Prince, son of the late William Riley Prince and Delphia Marie Osborne Prince, was born July 27, 1949, in Mann, W. Va., and died Dec. 13, 2003, in Thayer, Mo., at the age of 54 years. He was united in marriage in 1966, in St. Charles, Ill, to Cathy Gene Huckabee. ...
Lehman E. "Lee" Sorrell (01/02/04)
Lehman E. "Lee" Sorrell, 78, of Newton, Kan., died Dec. 21, 2003, at Via Christi Regional Medical Center St. Francis, Wichita, Kan. He was born Oct. 19, 1925, at Myrtle, the son of Alsia and Bessie Reynolds Sorrell. He married Edna Hyde on Sept. 7, 1946, at Myrtle, Mo. ...
Wilma Delores Henley (01/02/04)
Wilma Delores Henley, daughter of the late Claude Bell and Ruby Heady Bell was born Aug. 11, 1922, in Chattanooga, Tenn., and died Dec. 19, 2003, in Batesville, Ark., at the age of 81. She was married Jan. 20, 1940, in Youngstown, Ohio, to Joseph Henley. She was a homemaker and a member of the VFW Women's Auxiliary in Mammoth Spring. She was a mother, grandmother and great-grandmother and will be missed by those who knew and loved her...
Anna Ford Burge (01/02/04)
Anna Geneva Ford Burge, 98, of Cave City, Ark., died Dec. 18, 2003, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. Born Sept. 30, 1905, at Cave City, she was the daughter of John Edward and Margaret Parllee Matlock Ford. She was a teacher in a one-room school during her early adult life, later she was a cook at Cave City schools. ...
Earl Howard Ellison (01/02/04)
Earl Howard Ellison, son of the late Clarence Ellison and Florence Phillips Ellison, was born June 12, 1912, in Fulton County, and died Dec. 16, 2003, in Salem, Ark., at the age of 91 years. He was united in marriage Dec. 4, 1935, in Fulton County, to Edna Wilkening...
Kendall E. Foushee (01/02/04)
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 Smith-ville Masonic Lodge and retired from the Rock Island Railroad...
Kermit Richard Larson (01/02/04)
Kermit Richard Larson, 83, of Cherokee Village, died Dec. 18, 2003, at his home. Born Nov. 19, 1920, at Duluth, Minn., he was the son of Carl W. and Hilda Gafvert Larson. He was a retired pharmaceutical sales representative for Shering-Plough Corp, a U.S. ...
Donald H. Hood (01/02/04)
Donald H. Hood, 56, of Cave City, Ark., formerly of Cherokee Village, Ark., died Dec. 20, 2003, at Eastern Ozarks Regional Health System in Cherokee Village. Born March 13, 1947, in Blytheville, Ark., he was the son of Allen Hood and Golden Thompson Hood. He married Carolyn Brown on Nov. 9, 1990, in Crittenden County, Ark. He worked most of his life as a truck driver. He was a veteran of the United States Army...
Daniel David Waters (01/02/04)
Daniel David Waters, 44, of Thayer, Mo., formerly of New York, died Dec. 23, 2003, near Saddle, Ark. He was born Oct. 18, 1959 in Glenfalls, NY., the son of David L. Waters. He was employed by a tree service company., The funeral service will be held in Bolton Landing, N.Y. with arrangements by Alexander Funeral Home. Local arrangements were by Heath Funeral Home of Hardy...
Paula Jean Lancaster Wiseman (01/02/04)
Paula Jean Lancaster Wiseman, 33, of Horseshoe Bend, Ark., and formerly of West Memphis, Ark., died Dec. 19, 2003, in Salem, Ark. She was the granddaughter of Floria Ellen Giggs. She was a homemaker and was of the Pentecostal faith. Survivors include a daughter, Emily Brook Wiseman of Horseshoe Bend, Ark.; a son, Billy Jean Wiseman III of Horseshoe Bend; her parents, Mr. ...
Lottie Francis Vallance (01/02/04)
Lottie Francis Vallance, 63, of Hardy, Ark., died Dec. 17, 2003. She was born Aug. 9, 1940, in Osceola, Ark. She was a homemaker. Survivors include her husband, Tim Vallance of Hardy, Ark.; two sons -- Timothy Vallance of Paragould, Ark., and Terry Vallance of Calico Rock, Ark.; four daughters -- Patricia Davidson of Nashville, Tenn., Pamela Smith of Walnut Ridge, Ark., 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, Ark.; and two sisters -- Beatrice Mears of Memphis and Tressie Gray of Somerville, Tenn.. ...
Ophelia Broxson Smith (01/02/04)
Ophelia Broxson Smith, 78, daughter of the late Joseph and Caledonia Hennigan Broxson, was born on July 30, 1925 in Deweyville, Texas. She departed this life on Dec. 20, 2003, in Batesville, Ark. She was united in marriage to Donald Emerson Walls. Later in life she was married to Col. ...
Gilbreaths celebrate 50th anniversary (01/02/04)
Ray and Devene Gilbreath of Ash Flat recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. The couple was married Dec. 19, 1953, at Viola by Rev. Luther Love. Their children and grandchildren held a surprise celebration. They are the parents of Teresa and Phil Foster and Michael and Jessica Gilbreath. They are the grandparents of Jonathan and Amy Foster...
Anna Lake Stephens (01/02/04)
John and Rachel Bassham Stephens of Jonesboro have announced the birth of their daughter, Anna Lake Stephens, at 6:24 p.m. Nov. 29 at St. Bernard's Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro. She weighed 7 pounds, 14 ounces. She was welcomed home by her sister, Summer Kathleen...
Nathan Thomas Lemon (01/02/04)
Thomas Jr. and Tammy Lemon have announced the birth of their son, Nathan Thomas Lemon, at 4:14 a.m. Nov. 26, 2003, at Baxter Regional Medical Center in Mountain Home. He weighed 7 pounds, 4.9 ounces and was 20 inches long. He was welcomed home by his sister, Rebecca Lauren...
Nathan Thomas Lemon (01/02/04)
Thomas Jr. and Tammy Lemon have announced the birth of their son, Nathan Thomas Lemon, at 4:14 a.m. Nov. 26, 2003, at Baxter Regional Medical Center in Mountain Home. He weighed 7 pounds, 4.9 ounces and was 20 inches long. He was welcomed home by his sister, Rebecca Lauren...
Anna Lake Stephens (01/02/04)
John and Rachel Bassham Stephens of Jonesboro have announced the birth of their daughter, Anna Lake Stephens, at 6:24 p.m. Nov. 29 at St. Bernard's Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro. She weighed 7 pounds, 14 ounces. She was welcomed home by her sister, Summer Kathleen...
Gilbreaths celebrate 50th anniversary (01/02/04)
Ray and Devene Gilbreath of Ash Flat recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. The couple was married Dec. 19, 1953, at Viola by Rev. Luther Love. Their children and grandchildren held a surprise celebration. They are the parents of Teresa and Phil Foster and Michael and Jessica Gilbreath. They are the grandparents of Jonathan and Amy Foster...
2003 was a year of progress in Thayer (01/02/04)
I can't believe another year is coming to a close. The city of Thayer has been busy completing and starting a few projects. Our sidewalk project is very near completion, making it possible for residents and students to be able to walk from downtown Thayer to the Thayer High School building on the same side of the street on Highway 142 East. That was (made possible by) a matching grant from MoDOT. Many residents have wanted this done for many years. We are glad this has become a reality...
Boldly Going Nowhere (01/02/04)
1) Saddam Hussein -- As the leader of a country, he was known as the Butcher of Baghdad. As war became inevitable, he commanded his followers to fight to the death. When the action started, he crawled into a hole in the ground and closed the lid. Tyrants don't look very formidable as they're being checked for lice...
Walking With Jackie the Ripper (01/02/04)
When I was small it was a common practice to be a bit superstitious, especially the women folks, which is what females were called by the male population. I may have mentioned it before. She would say, "You know, it's just enough to make a person wonder."...
Walking With Jackie the Ripper (01/02/04)
When I was small it was a common practice to be a bit superstitious, especially the women folks, which is what females were called by the male population. I may have mentioned it before. She would say, "You know, it's just enough to make a person wonder."...
2003 was a year of progress in Thayer (01/02/04)
I can't believe another year is coming to a close. The city of Thayer has been busy completing and starting a few projects. Our sidewalk project is very near completion, making it possible for residents and students to be able to walk from downtown Thayer to the Thayer High School building on the same side of the street on Highway 142 East. That was (made possible by) a matching grant from MoDOT. Many residents have wanted this done for many years. We are glad this has become a reality...
Boldly Going Nowhere (01/02/04)
1) Saddam Hussein -- As the leader of a country, he was known as the Butcher of Baghdad. As war became inevitable, he commanded his followers to fight to the death. When the action started, he crawled into a hole in the ground and closed the lid. Tyrants don't look very formidable as they're being checked for lice...