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Stories from Thursday, January 15, 2004

Horseshoe Bend MRID releases report (01/15/04)
MRID reported income of $15,542.52 for the month of December and expenses of $32,479.70, for a net loss of $16,937.45, according to commissioner Jim Thompson. Year-to-date income totaled $589,477.50, expenses $605,652.19, for a net loss of $16,174.69...
Reckless driver damages house, fences, pump, utility pole (01/15/04)
Jeremy Niederbrach, 25, of Salem was arrested Jan. 2 after he left the scene of an accident and fled on foot Dec. 29. The Fulton County Sheriff's Office received a report from Sonic Drive-In restaurant about a red car that was being driven recklessly in the parking lot, according to Salem Police Chief Albert Roork...
OVERTURNED (01/15/04)
OVERTURNED: Billie J. Cox, 61, of Salem was driving northbound on Highway 9 South when she lost control while negotiating a curve, according to Cpl. Buck Foley of the Arkansas State Police. Her 2003 Ford Explorer exited the east side of the highway and overturned. Cox was taken to the Fulton County Hospital where she was treated and released, according to a hospital spokesman. Photo/Oakes...
Arrests made in local burglaries (01/15/04)
OREGON COUNTY -- The Oregon County Sheriff's Department reported the arrest of an Alton man on several felony burglary and stealing charges. Oregon County Sheriff Tim Ward, said he arrested Leavy Moore, 41, Route 1, Jan. 6. at his residence in Alton. Moore is charged with three felony counts of burglary and stealing and two misdemeanor counts of stealing...
Court seeks tax hike for Fulton hospital (01/15/04)
Fulton County Quorum Court approved an ordinance to hold a special election April 13 for the levy of a 1/2-percent sales and use tax within Fulton County for the operation and maintenance of Fulton County Hospital. Fulton County Judge Curren Everett said the Fulton County Hospital Board agreed to pay the costs incurred for the special election...
Coach Bozman brought football to Thayer, earned respect (01/15/04)
THAYER -- The man who introduced Thayer to the world of football died last week in West Plains. Louis J. Bozman, 99, died at his home. He came to Thayer in August 1929 just after graduating from Westminster College. He served as track and basketball coach. In 1932 he brought football to Thayer...
American Polishing plant to occupy old Tri County Shirt (01/15/04)
It's just a handshake deal, but Fulton County Judge Curren Everett expects the building which formerly housed the Tri County Shirt Factory on Highway 395 in Salem to soon reopen. Negotiations are in the works with Mike Webber, president of American Polishing Company. Webber toured the building Dec. 29 and thought the location would be ideal for expansion, he said...
Applications available for Korean War veterans medallion (01/15/04)
JEFFERSON CITY -- Beginning Jan. 1 Missouri Korean War veterans could begin applying to receive the Korean War medal, medallion and certificate. The program was created last fall by legislation and was modeled after the successful World War II Veterans Award Recognition program. Over 41,500 Missouri residents have been recognized through this program...
Three juvenile escapees arrested in auto theft (01/15/04)
Three juveniles from Cherokee Village, Batesville and Piggott who had escaped from a detention center in Harrisburg were caught after they stole vehicles Jan. 12 from B&B Auto Sales in Mammoth Spring, said Mammoth Spring Police Chief Mike Davis. The chief said the three males, ages 15, 17 and 16, escaped Jan. 11. They stole a 1989 Chevrolet four-wheel drive pickup truck valued at $5,000 and a Chevrolet Malibu valued at $9,000 from the car lot, Davis said...
DAV looking for new members (01/15/04)
OREGON COUNTY -- The local Disabled American Veterans (DAV) and DAV Auxiliary are looking for new members. Both groups meet the fourth Thursday of each month at the Myrtle Activity Center at 7:30 p.m. According to DAV officials, veterans with disabilities are welcome as well as veterans who think they might qualify for benefits they are not now receiving...
Road work to begin in Oregon County (01/15/04)
OREGON COUNTY -- The Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) will perform a crack sealing operation on Route 142 in Oregon County from the Ripley County line to Thayer this week. MoDOT officials said weather could cause delays in the work. Officials also said to perform the operation, a work zone will be required. ...
Local artist invited to Thayer (01/15/04)
Artists can join with other artists to paint, exchange ideas, have a good time and have fun. There is no club to join, no dues to pay. The group meets the first Saturday of every month from 9 a.m. to noon at the Oregon County Country Music Theater at 5th and Walnut streets...
Local artist invited to Thayer (01/15/04)
Artists can join with other artists to paint, exchange ideas, have a good time and have fun. There is no club to join, no dues to pay. The group meets the first Saturday of every month from 9 a.m. to noon at the Oregon County Country Music Theater at 5th and Walnut streets...
Three juvenile escapees arrested in auto theft (01/15/04)
Three juveniles from Cherokee Village, Batesville and Piggott who had escaped from a detention center in Harrisburg were caught after they stole vehicles Jan. 12 from B&B Auto Sales in Mammoth Spring, said Mammoth Spring Police Chief Mike Davis. The chief said the three males, ages 15, 17 and 16, escaped Jan. 11. They stole a 1989 Chevrolet four-wheel drive pickup truck valued at $5,000 and a Chevrolet Malibu valued at $9,000 from the car lot, Davis said...
Applications available for Korean War veterans medallion (01/15/04)
JEFFERSON CITY -- Beginning Jan. 1 Missouri Korean War veterans could begin applying to receive the Korean War medal, medallion and certificate. The program was created last fall by legislation and was modeled after the successful World War II Veterans Award Recognition program. Over 41,500 Missouri residents have been recognized through this program...
Horseshoe Bend MRID releases report (01/15/04)
MRID reported income of $15,542.52 for the month of December and expenses of $32,479.70, for a net loss of $16,937.45, according to commissioner Jim Thompson. Year-to-date income totaled $589,477.50, expenses $605,652.19, for a net loss of $16,174.69...
American Polishing plant to occupy old Tri County Shirt (01/15/04)
It's just a handshake deal, but Fulton County Judge Curren Everett expects the building which formerly housed the Tri County Shirt Factory on Highway 395 in Salem to soon reopen. Negotiations are in the works with Mike Webber, president of American Polishing Company. Webber toured the building Dec. 29 and thought the location would be ideal for expansion, he said...
Road work to begin in Oregon County (01/15/04)
OREGON COUNTY -- The Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) will perform a crack sealing operation on Route 142 in Oregon County from the Ripley County line to Thayer this week. MoDOT officials said weather could cause delays in the work. Officials also said to perform the operation, a work zone will be required. ...
DAV looking for new members (01/15/04)
OREGON COUNTY -- The local Disabled American Veterans (DAV) and DAV Auxiliary are looking for new members. Both groups meet the fourth Thursday of each month at the Myrtle Activity Center at 7:30 p.m. According to DAV officials, veterans with disabilities are welcome as well as veterans who think they might qualify for benefits they are not now receiving...
Reckless driver damages house, fences, pump, utility pole (01/15/04)
Jeremy Niederbrach, 25, of Salem was arrested Jan. 2 after he left the scene of an accident and fled on foot Dec. 29. The Fulton County Sheriff's Office received a report from Sonic Drive-In restaurant about a red car that was being driven recklessly in the parking lot, according to Salem Police Chief Albert Roork...
Coach Bozman brought football to Thayer, earned respect (01/15/04)
THAYER -- The man who introduced Thayer to the world of football died last week in West Plains. Louis J. Bozman, 99, died at his home. He came to Thayer in August 1929 just after graduating from Westminster College. He served as track and basketball coach. In 1932 he brought football to Thayer...
Court seeks tax hike for Fulton hospital (01/15/04)
Fulton County Quorum Court approved an ordinance to hold a special election April 13 for the levy of a 1/2-percent sales and use tax within Fulton County for the operation and maintenance of Fulton County Hospital. Fulton County Judge Curren Everett said the Fulton County Hospital Board agreed to pay the costs incurred for the special election...
Arrests made in local burglaries (01/15/04)
OREGON COUNTY -- The Oregon County Sheriff's Department reported the arrest of an Alton man on several felony burglary and stealing charges. Oregon County Sheriff Tim Ward, said he arrested Leavy Moore, 41, Route 1, Jan. 6. at his residence in Alton. Moore is charged with three felony counts of burglary and stealing and two misdemeanor counts of stealing...
OVERTURNED (01/15/04)
OVERTURNED: Billie J. Cox, 61, of Salem was driving northbound on Highway 9 South when she lost control while negotiating a curve, according to Cpl. Buck Foley of the Arkansas State Police. Her 2003 Ford Explorer exited the east side of the highway and overturned. Cox was taken to the Fulton County Hospital where she was treated and released, according to a hospital spokesman. Photo/Oakes...
Jackson graduates from WWU (01/15/04)
Lisa K. Jackson of Mammoth Spring graduated in December from William Woods University. Jackson received a master of education degree. William Woods held its largest commencement ever, with 363 students graduating. Never before has WWU graduated more than 300 students. In fact, the previous high was 255 in May 1999...
Coleman, Winklepleck name to WWU Dean's List (01/15/04)
Tanner Coleman of Salem and Desiree Winklepleck of Myrtle have been named to the Dean's List at William Woods University for academic accomplishments during the 2003 fall term. To be named to the Dean's List, a student must be a full-time student and have achieved a minimum 3.6 semester and cumulative grade point average on a 4.0 scale...
Cochrans graduate from ASU (01/15/04)
Amber and Ashley Cochran, daughters of David and Shelia Cochran of Salem, both graduated cum laude with bachelor's degrees in accounting from Arkansas State University in Jonesboro Dec. 19. Amber is employed with the accounting firm of Moore, Stephens and Frost in Little Rock. She plans to pursue a master's degree in business administration at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock...
Hurtt awarded Chancellor's Scholarship (01/15/04)
Robbie Hurtt of Salem has been awarded a Chancellor's Scholarship to study at the University of Arkansas. Hurtt attends Salem High School. Chancellor's Scholarships are among the university's most prestigious awards, providing up to $8,000 per year towards tuition fees and campus room and board to top students from Arkansas and the nation...
Gray graduates from SMSU (01/15/04)
Landon Gray, a 1999 Alton High School graduate, graduated summa cum laude Dec. 19 from Southwest Missouri State University in Springfield, Mo. He received a bachelor's degree in physical education. Gray is the son of Don and Mary Gray of Alton. Gray has an assistantship at SMSU in Springfield where he will teach while pursuing his master's degree in public health...
Arkansas Anthology looking for student writers (01/15/04)
The Arkansas Anthology is a collection of literary works written by Arkansas students and their teachers. The writings are judged, selected and published annually by the Arkansas Council of Teachers of English and Language Arts (ACTELA), a non-profit professional organization for English teachers...
Cochrans graduate from ASU (01/15/04)
Amber and Ashley Cochran, daughters of David and Shelia Cochran of Salem, both graduated cum laude with bachelor's degrees in accounting from Arkansas State University in Jonesboro Dec. 19. Amber is employed with the accounting firm of Moore, Stephens and Frost in Little Rock. She plans to pursue a master's degree in business administration at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock...
Jackson graduates from WWU (01/15/04)
Lisa K. Jackson of Mammoth Spring graduated in December from William Woods University. Jackson received a master of education degree. William Woods held its largest commencement ever, with 363 students graduating. Never before has WWU graduated more than 300 students. In fact, the previous high was 255 in May 1999...
Gray graduates from SMSU (01/15/04)
Landon Gray, a 1999 Alton High School graduate, graduated summa cum laude Dec. 19 from Southwest Missouri State University in Springfield, Mo. He received a bachelor's degree in physical education. Gray is the son of Don and Mary Gray of Alton. Gray has an assistantship at SMSU in Springfield where he will teach while pursuing his master's degree in public health...
Hurtt awarded Chancellor's Scholarship (01/15/04)
Robbie Hurtt of Salem has been awarded a Chancellor's Scholarship to study at the University of Arkansas. Hurtt attends Salem High School. Chancellor's Scholarships are among the university's most prestigious awards, providing up to $8,000 per year towards tuition fees and campus room and board to top students from Arkansas and the nation...
Arkansas Anthology looking for student writers (01/15/04)
The Arkansas Anthology is a collection of literary works written by Arkansas students and their teachers. The writings are judged, selected and published annually by the Arkansas Council of Teachers of English and Language Arts (ACTELA), a non-profit professional organization for English teachers...
Coleman, Winklepleck name to WWU Dean's List (01/15/04)
Tanner Coleman of Salem and Desiree Winklepleck of Myrtle have been named to the Dean's List at William Woods University for academic accomplishments during the 2003 fall term. To be named to the Dean's List, a student must be a full-time student and have achieved a minimum 3.6 semester and cumulative grade point average on a 4.0 scale...
Comets claim bragging rights with win over Couch (01/15/04)
The Alton Comets took another step toward claiming the title as this year's Undisputed Champion of Oregon County with a dominating performance against their neighbors from Couch Jan. 9. Just three days after taking care of the Thayer Bobcats 53-36 with a suffocating effort on the defensive end of the court, the Comets pushed the throttle wide open on the offensive end, sending the Indians home with a 80-42 loss...
Cougars come through in clutch (01/15/04)
According to the Chinese calender, 2004 is the Year of the Monkey. Without knowing this, and by looking at the first couple of games ICC has played since the new year rolled over, one might think this was the Year of the Cougar. After leaving Thayer with a thrilling overtime victory four days earlier, the Cougars were involved in another nail biter Jan. 6, hosting 2AA-North Conference foe Salem...
Bearkatz suffer first loss of year, take 3rd at NAC (01/15/04)
Talk about running through a gauntlet. That's exactly what the Melbourne Bearkatz went through in a three-day span during their appearance in the 30th Annual North Arkansas Tournament at Pioneer Pavilion in Harrison. Not only did the Bearkatz have to face a couple of top-10 teams, two of the seven ranked squads in the tourney, Melbourne had to do so without a pair of important pieces, Hunter Caraway and Andrew Treat, both sitting out and nursing injuries...
30-footer leaves Horns just short of NAC win (01/15/04)
After going toe-to-toe for 30 minutes in the second round of the 30th Annual North Arkansas Tournament in Harrison Jan. 7, it almost looked like neither the Viola Longhorns nor the Guy-Perkins Thunderbirds had enough gas left in their respective tanks to finish out the last two minutes of the game...
30-footer leaves Horns just short of NAC win (01/15/04)
After going toe-to-toe for 30 minutes in the second round of the 30th Annual North Arkansas Tournament in Harrison Jan. 7, it almost looked like neither the Viola Longhorns nor the Guy-Perkins Thunderbirds had enough gas left in their respective tanks to finish out the last two minutes of the game...
Bearkatz suffer first loss of year, take 3rd at NAC (01/15/04)
Talk about running through a gauntlet. That's exactly what the Melbourne Bearkatz went through in a three-day span during their appearance in the 30th Annual North Arkansas Tournament at Pioneer Pavilion in Harrison. Not only did the Bearkatz have to face a couple of top-10 teams, two of the seven ranked squads in the tourney, Melbourne had to do so without a pair of important pieces, Hunter Caraway and Andrew Treat, both sitting out and nursing injuries...
Cougars come through in clutch (01/15/04)
According to the Chinese calender, 2004 is the Year of the Monkey. Without knowing this, and by looking at the first couple of games ICC has played since the new year rolled over, one might think this was the Year of the Cougar. After leaving Thayer with a thrilling overtime victory four days earlier, the Cougars were involved in another nail biter Jan. 6, hosting 2AA-North Conference foe Salem...
Comets claim bragging rights with win over Couch (01/15/04)
The Alton Comets took another step toward claiming the title as this year's Undisputed Champion of Oregon County with a dominating performance against their neighbors from Couch Jan. 9. Just three days after taking care of the Thayer Bobcats 53-36 with a suffocating effort on the defensive end of the court, the Comets pushed the throttle wide open on the offensive end, sending the Indians home with a 80-42 loss...
Vivian Irene Bryan (01/15/04)
Vivian Irene Bryan, daughter of the late R.A. Dale and Addie Williams Dale, was born Jan. 7, 1922, in Bardley, Mo., and died Jan. 5, 2004, in Tucson, Ariz., at the age of 81 years. She was united in marriage Jan. 17, 1941 in Couch,Mo., to Robert Bryan. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Mammoth Spring, Ark., where she served as a Sunday School Teacher. She was involved in many church activities and enjoyed quilting. She was a member of the NARFE...
Kathryn D. Brown (01/15/04)
Kathryn Diane Brown, 51, of Republic, Mo., and a former resident of West Plains and Thayer, died Dec. 31, 2003, at her home. Born Aug. 15, 1952, at Thayer, she was the daughter of Clara Jean Biddle Phenix and the late Othel G. Son Ivey. On Nov. 7, 1970, she was married at West Plains, Mo., to Lonnie Pruett. ...
Jaunda Billingsley (01/15/04)
Jaunda Lee Campbell Billingsley, 82, of Violet Hill, Ark., daughter of the late James Albert Campbell and Vesta Elizabeth Rowden Campbell, was born on June 7, 1921, in Violet Hill, Ark. She died Jan. 8, 2004, in Calico Rock. She married Kennard Billingsley Oct. 17, 1942, in Salem, Ark., to this union three children were born. She spent her life as a homemaker, wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She attended Fairview Baptist Church...
Freda Alene Ackerman (01/15/04)
Freda Alene Ackerman, 83, of Cypress, Texas, formerly of the Pfeiffer community died Jan. 7, 2004, at Tomball Nursing Center in Tomball, Texas. Born June 14, 1920, at Willow Springs, Mo., she was the daughter of Asa and Eva Gibson Green. She retired from Cato's Dress Shop in Batesville, was active in the Pfeiffer 4-H Club, was a youth leader at Pfeiffer Baptist Church and a member of Green Valley Baptist Church...
Pauline Cover (01/15/04)
Pauline Cover, daughter of the late John Price Roberts and Sarah Matilda Williams Roberts, was born Jan. 15, 1907, in Cabool, Mo., and died Jan. 9, 2004, in Thayer, Mo. at the age of 96 years. She was united in marriage Aug. 16, 1938, to Harold Allison Cover...
Lehman Earl Sorrell (01/15/04)
Lehman Earl Sorrell was born on Oct. 19, 1925, to Alsia and Bessie Sorrell on his family's farm near Myrtle Mo. He attended Myrtle Grade School and Couch High, graduating in 1943. He then enlisted in the United States Army and honorably served in Austria, France, and Germany during World War II...
Mary Sue Farley (01/15/04)
Mary Sue Farley, 70, of Cherokee Village, Ark., died Jan. 6, 2004, at Eastern Ozarks Regional Health System in Cherokee Village. She was born Oct. 25, 1933, in Shreveport, La., the daughter of the late Fred Williams and Vivian Dunlap Williams. She was a director of Social Service for McCune Brooks Hospital in Carthage, Mo., a member of the Optimist Club, Diabetes Association, and First Baptist Church of Cherokee Village...
Twylla Dihel Greer (01/15/04)
Twylla Fontelle Dihel Greer, 37, of Salem, Ark., daughter of Betty Jean Maguffee Dihel and Billy Engene Dihel was born Feb. 6, 1966, in Salem. She died Jan. 9, 2004, at Salem at the age of 37 years. She married Ramond Devine Greer II on Sept. 20, 1997, at Salem and to this union two daughters were born...
Nellie Virginia Ingram (01/15/04)
Nellie Virginia Ingram, 79, died Dec. 28, 2003, at Fulton County Hospital in Salem, Ark. Born March 2, 1924, in Marion, Ark., she was the daughter of Roy Campbell and Carrie Queary Campbell. On Nov. 14, 1941, Nellie and Leslie Ingram were married in Osceola, Ark...
Wanda Lee Johnson (01/15/04)
Wanda Lee Johnson, 75, of Mammoth Spring, Ark., was born Jan. 19, 1928, at Leachville, Ark. She died Jan. 7, 2004, at the Baptist Health Hospital in Little Rock, Ark. She was united in marriage to Tommy A. Johnson on Dec. 6, 1947, at Lake City, Ark...
Lucille G. Miller (01/15/04)
Lucille G. Miller, 77, of Alton, Mo., was born Oct. 6, 1926, in Keytsville, Mo., and died Jan. 4, 2004, at the Shepherd's View Residential Care in Alton. Lucille's first love was for God, followed by the love of her family. She was baptized April 23, 1950, at the Blue Summit Baptist Church. She also enjoyed a passion for music and will be greatly missed by her family and friends...
Audrey Arlene Jones (01/15/04)
Audrey Arlene Jones, 71, of Salem, Ark., daughter of William A. Herren and Vesta Garland Applebee was born May 8, 1932 in Peoria, Ill. She died Jan. 3, 2004, at Salem. She married Ralph Leon Jones on May 10, 1952, at Peoria, Ill.; and to this union two children were born...
Matthew Scott Rhoads (01/15/04)
Matthew Scott Rhoads, 21, of Russellville, Ark., died Jan. 4, 2004, at Opelika, Ala., from injuries sustained in an automobile accident while returning to active duty in the U.S. Army at Fort Benning in Columbus, Ga. Born Sept. 2, 1982, at Calico Rock, Ark., he was the son of Phillip Dave Daniel and Loretta Lee Calmes Rhoads. ...
Wilda Margaret Rush (01/15/04)
Wilda Margaret Rush, 65, of Evening Shade, Ark., died Jan. 5, 2004, at St. Bernard's Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born May 11, 1938, in Allegheny County, Pa., to Murray O. and Retta Shell-hammer Knappenberger. She was a certified nurse's aide having worked for Area Agency on Aging and home health. She was a foster grandparent at Evening Shade School and a member of Maxville Missionary Baptist Church...
Coy Columbus Story (01/15/04)
Coy Columbus Story, 92, of Little Rock, Ark., died Jan. 8, 2004, at Good Shepherd Nursing Home in Little Rock. Born Nov. 25, 1911, at Cave City, he was the son of King William and Lee Ford Story. He was a schoolteacher, having taught in many public schools in Sharp County, a retired salesman for Toledo Scales Company in Little Rock...
Albert Ernest Wynn (01/15/04)
Albert Ernest Wynn died Dec. 27, 2003. He was born in Edinburg, Texas on Feb. 13, 1942. He graduated in 1960 from Fayetteville, Ark. High School. In 1964, he graduated with an associate's degree from Southern Baptist College (Williams Baptist College now). Then in 1966, he graduated from Ouachita Baptist University in Arkadelphia, Ark., with a bachelor's degree in accounting...
Esther V. Fisher (01/15/04)
Esther V. Fisher, 82, of Melbourne, daughter of the late Joseph Hiriam Stokes and Hattie Autumn Spence Stokes, was born March 12, 1921, in Mount Pleasant, Ark. She died Jan. 7, 2004, in Batesville, Ark. She married Cleo Adam Fisher on May 17, 1946, in Melbourne, Ark., and to this union three children were born. She spent her life as a homemaker, wife and mother. She attended the Freewill Baptist Church...
Maxie Mae Rains (01/15/04)
Maxie Mae Rains, 79, of Viola, daughter of Herman and Ethel Crawford Bales, was born Sept. 18, 1924, in Pickren Hall, Ark. She died Jan. 10, 2004, at her home in Viola. She married Theodore Dillinger Nov. 7, 1940, at Salem. To this union three children were born. He preceded her in death and she married W.E. Rains in April of 1983. She was a homemaker and a member of the Baptist Church...
Audrey Arlene Jones (01/15/04)
Audrey Arlene Jones, 71, of Salem, Ark., daughter of William A. Herren and Vesta Garland Applebee was born May 8, 1932 in Peoria, Ill. She died Jan. 3, 2004, at Salem. She married Ralph Leon Jones on May 10, 1952, at Peoria, Ill.; and to this union two children were born...
Vivian Irene Bryan (01/15/04)
Vivian Irene Bryan, daughter of the late R.A. Dale and Addie Williams Dale, was born Jan. 7, 1922, in Bardley, Mo., and died Jan. 5, 2004, in Tucson, Ariz., at the age of 81 years. She was united in marriage Jan. 17, 1941 in Couch,Mo., to Robert Bryan. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Mammoth Spring, Ark., where she served as a Sunday School Teacher. She was involved in many church activities and enjoyed quilting. She was a member of the NARFE...
Nellie Virginia Ingram (01/15/04)
Nellie Virginia Ingram, 79, died Dec. 28, 2003, at Fulton County Hospital in Salem, Ark. Born March 2, 1924, in Marion, Ark., she was the daughter of Roy Campbell and Carrie Queary Campbell. On Nov. 14, 1941, Nellie and Leslie Ingram were married in Osceola, Ark...
Wanda Lee Johnson (01/15/04)
Wanda Lee Johnson, 75, of Mammoth Spring, Ark., was born Jan. 19, 1928, at Leachville, Ark. She died Jan. 7, 2004, at the Baptist Health Hospital in Little Rock, Ark. She was united in marriage to Tommy A. Johnson on Dec. 6, 1947, at Lake City, Ark...
Mary Sue Farley (01/15/04)
Mary Sue Farley, 70, of Cherokee Village, Ark., died Jan. 6, 2004, at Eastern Ozarks Regional Health System in Cherokee Village. She was born Oct. 25, 1933, in Shreveport, La., the daughter of the late Fred Williams and Vivian Dunlap Williams. She was a director of Social Service for McCune Brooks Hospital in Carthage, Mo., a member of the Optimist Club, Diabetes Association, and First Baptist Church of Cherokee Village...
Pauline Cover (01/15/04)
Pauline Cover, daughter of the late John Price Roberts and Sarah Matilda Williams Roberts, was born Jan. 15, 1907, in Cabool, Mo., and died Jan. 9, 2004, in Thayer, Mo. at the age of 96 years. She was united in marriage Aug. 16, 1938, to Harold Allison Cover...
Twylla Dihel Greer (01/15/04)
Twylla Fontelle Dihel Greer, 37, of Salem, Ark., daughter of Betty Jean Maguffee Dihel and Billy Engene Dihel was born Feb. 6, 1966, in Salem. She died Jan. 9, 2004, at Salem at the age of 37 years. She married Ramond Devine Greer II on Sept. 20, 1997, at Salem and to this union two daughters were born...
Esther V. Fisher (01/15/04)
Esther V. Fisher, 82, of Melbourne, daughter of the late Joseph Hiriam Stokes and Hattie Autumn Spence Stokes, was born March 12, 1921, in Mount Pleasant, Ark. She died Jan. 7, 2004, in Batesville, Ark. She married Cleo Adam Fisher on May 17, 1946, in Melbourne, Ark., and to this union three children were born. She spent her life as a homemaker, wife and mother. She attended the Freewill Baptist Church...
Lucille G. Miller (01/15/04)
Lucille G. Miller, 77, of Alton, Mo., was born Oct. 6, 1926, in Keytsville, Mo., and died Jan. 4, 2004, at the Shepherd's View Residential Care in Alton. Lucille's first love was for God, followed by the love of her family. She was baptized April 23, 1950, at the Blue Summit Baptist Church. She also enjoyed a passion for music and will be greatly missed by her family and friends...
Coy Columbus Story (01/15/04)
Coy Columbus Story, 92, of Little Rock, Ark., died Jan. 8, 2004, at Good Shepherd Nursing Home in Little Rock. Born Nov. 25, 1911, at Cave City, he was the son of King William and Lee Ford Story. He was a schoolteacher, having taught in many public schools in Sharp County, a retired salesman for Toledo Scales Company in Little Rock...
Maxie Mae Rains (01/15/04)
Maxie Mae Rains, 79, of Viola, daughter of Herman and Ethel Crawford Bales, was born Sept. 18, 1924, in Pickren Hall, Ark. She died Jan. 10, 2004, at her home in Viola. She married Theodore Dillinger Nov. 7, 1940, at Salem. To this union three children were born. He preceded her in death and she married W.E. Rains in April of 1983. She was a homemaker and a member of the Baptist Church...
Matthew Scott Rhoads (01/15/04)
Matthew Scott Rhoads, 21, of Russellville, Ark., died Jan. 4, 2004, at Opelika, Ala., from injuries sustained in an automobile accident while returning to active duty in the U.S. Army at Fort Benning in Columbus, Ga. Born Sept. 2, 1982, at Calico Rock, Ark., he was the son of Phillip Dave Daniel and Loretta Lee Calmes Rhoads. ...
Wilda Margaret Rush (01/15/04)
Wilda Margaret Rush, 65, of Evening Shade, Ark., died Jan. 5, 2004, at St. Bernard's Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born May 11, 1938, in Allegheny County, Pa., to Murray O. and Retta Shell-hammer Knappenberger. She was a certified nurse's aide having worked for Area Agency on Aging and home health. She was a foster grandparent at Evening Shade School and a member of Maxville Missionary Baptist Church...
Lehman Earl Sorrell (01/15/04)
Lehman Earl Sorrell was born on Oct. 19, 1925, to Alsia and Bessie Sorrell on his family's farm near Myrtle Mo. He attended Myrtle Grade School and Couch High, graduating in 1943. He then enlisted in the United States Army and honorably served in Austria, France, and Germany during World War II...
Albert Ernest Wynn (01/15/04)
Albert Ernest Wynn died Dec. 27, 2003. He was born in Edinburg, Texas on Feb. 13, 1942. He graduated in 1960 from Fayetteville, Ark. High School. In 1964, he graduated with an associate's degree from Southern Baptist College (Williams Baptist College now). Then in 1966, he graduated from Ouachita Baptist University in Arkadelphia, Ark., with a bachelor's degree in accounting...
Freda Alene Ackerman (01/15/04)
Freda Alene Ackerman, 83, of Cypress, Texas, formerly of the Pfeiffer community died Jan. 7, 2004, at Tomball Nursing Center in Tomball, Texas. Born June 14, 1920, at Willow Springs, Mo., she was the daughter of Asa and Eva Gibson Green. She retired from Cato's Dress Shop in Batesville, was active in the Pfeiffer 4-H Club, was a youth leader at Pfeiffer Baptist Church and a member of Green Valley Baptist Church...
Jaunda Billingsley (01/15/04)
Jaunda Lee Campbell Billingsley, 82, of Violet Hill, Ark., daughter of the late James Albert Campbell and Vesta Elizabeth Rowden Campbell, was born on June 7, 1921, in Violet Hill, Ark. She died Jan. 8, 2004, in Calico Rock. She married Kennard Billingsley Oct. 17, 1942, in Salem, Ark., to this union three children were born. She spent her life as a homemaker, wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She attended Fairview Baptist Church...
Kathryn D. Brown (01/15/04)
Kathryn Diane Brown, 51, of Republic, Mo., and a former resident of West Plains and Thayer, died Dec. 31, 2003, at her home. Born Aug. 15, 1952, at Thayer, she was the daughter of Clara Jean Biddle Phenix and the late Othel G. Son Ivey. On Nov. 7, 1970, she was married at West Plains, Mo., to Lonnie Pruett. ...
Tyler John Goans (01/15/04)
Edward John and Beverly Mae Goans of Thayer have announced the birth of their son, Tyler John Goans, at 5:22 p.m. Dec. 18, 2003, at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains, Mo. He weighed 5 pounds, 6 ounces, and was 20-3/4 inches long. He was welcomed home by his sister, Whitney, 5...
Ryan Alexander Bryant (01/15/04)
Joshua and Jenifer Bryant of Thayer, Mo., have announced the birth of their son, Ryan Alexander Bryant, at 1:41 a.m. Dec. 12, 2003, at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains, Mo. He weighed 8 pounds, 2-1/2 ounces, and was 20 inches long. Grandparents are Joe and Vicky Powell of Thayer, Mark Bryant of Thayer and Genie Click of Springfield, Mo...
Kathlynn Ann Renee McIntire (01/15/04)
Aaron Troy McIntire and Jessica Ann McIntire of Alton have announced the birth of a daughter, Katlynn Ann Renee McIntire, at 7:32 a.m. Dec.12, 2003, at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains. She weighed 5 pounds, 6-1/2 ounces, and was 18 inches long...
Skyler Holden Casey (01/15/04)
Ty and Misty Casey of Hardy has announced the birth of a son, Skyler Holden Casey, at 8:37 a.m. Jan. 7, 2004, at Regional Women's Medical Center of NEA in Jonesboro. He weighed 5 pounds, 10 ounces. He was welcomed home by his 3-year-old sister, Alexis...
Jimmy Joseph Smith Swindle (01/15/04)
Mandy and Jerry Swindle of Ash Flat have announced the birth of their son, Jimmy Joseph Smith Swindle, on Jan. 3, 2004, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. He weighed 5 pounds, 8 ounces, and was welcomed home by his brother, Kole, and his sister, Madilyn...
Ryan Alexander Bryant (01/15/04)
Joshua and Jenifer Bryant of Thayer, Mo., have announced the birth of their son, Ryan Alexander Bryant, at 1:41 a.m. Dec. 12, 2003, at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains, Mo. He weighed 8 pounds, 2-1/2 ounces, and was 20 inches long. Grandparents are Joe and Vicky Powell of Thayer, Mark Bryant of Thayer and Genie Click of Springfield, Mo...
Tyler John Goans (01/15/04)
Edward John and Beverly Mae Goans of Thayer have announced the birth of their son, Tyler John Goans, at 5:22 p.m. Dec. 18, 2003, at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains, Mo. He weighed 5 pounds, 6 ounces, and was 20-3/4 inches long. He was welcomed home by his sister, Whitney, 5...
Skyler Holden Casey (01/15/04)
Ty and Misty Casey of Hardy has announced the birth of a son, Skyler Holden Casey, at 8:37 a.m. Jan. 7, 2004, at Regional Women's Medical Center of NEA in Jonesboro. He weighed 5 pounds, 10 ounces. He was welcomed home by his 3-year-old sister, Alexis...
Kathlynn Ann Renee McIntire (01/15/04)
Aaron Troy McIntire and Jessica Ann McIntire of Alton have announced the birth of a daughter, Katlynn Ann Renee McIntire, at 7:32 a.m. Dec.12, 2003, at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains. She weighed 5 pounds, 6-1/2 ounces, and was 18 inches long...
Jimmy Joseph Smith Swindle (01/15/04)
Mandy and Jerry Swindle of Ash Flat have announced the birth of their son, Jimmy Joseph Smith Swindle, on Jan. 3, 2004, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. He weighed 5 pounds, 8 ounces, and was welcomed home by his brother, Kole, and his sister, Madilyn...
Berry to speak to all educators in 1st District (01/15/04)
United States Rep. Marion Berry (D-AR, 1st) recently announced he will go county to county throughout Arkansas' 1st Congressional District to speak directly with teachers, principals, superintendents and other education administrators about their concerns of the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act...
Walking With Jackie the Ripper (01/15/04)
A bit of a bully she is, especially when I am near enough for her to run and jump into my arms when an attack on a cat or bird backfires. Like most bullies, Jackie is a coward at heart, I grieve to say. One of the stories passed down through the years in our family concerns a young ruffian, a neighbor, who tied into one of Daddy's little brothers at recess. ...
Boldly Going Nowhere (01/15/04)
Dr. Howard Dean, the present front-runner in the Democratic Party for the 2004 presidential election, claims we are no safer today than we were prior to our incursion into Iraq and the subsequent capture of Saddam Hussein. He doesn't believe we should have gone into Iraq and that it only made matters worse...
Berry to speak to all educators in 1st District (01/15/04)
United States Rep. Marion Berry (D-AR, 1st) recently announced he will go county to county throughout Arkansas' 1st Congressional District to speak directly with teachers, principals, superintendents and other education administrators about their concerns of the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act...
Boldly Going Nowhere (01/15/04)
Dr. Howard Dean, the present front-runner in the Democratic Party for the 2004 presidential election, claims we are no safer today than we were prior to our incursion into Iraq and the subsequent capture of Saddam Hussein. He doesn't believe we should have gone into Iraq and that it only made matters worse...
Walking With Jackie the Ripper (01/15/04)
A bit of a bully she is, especially when I am near enough for her to run and jump into my arms when an attack on a cat or bird backfires. Like most bullies, Jackie is a coward at heart, I grieve to say. One of the stories passed down through the years in our family concerns a young ruffian, a neighbor, who tied into one of Daddy's little brothers at recess. ...