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Stories from Thursday, January 29, 2004

Couch seniors raise funds (01/29/04)
OREGON COUNTY -- Couch Senior Class will hold a chili supper and pie auction Feb. 7 at 6 p.m. at the Myrtle Senior Citizens building, located on V Highway. Donations will be taken at the door. All proceeds raised will go to support the senior class's trip to Myrtle Beach, S.C...
Relay for Life committee sets kickoff party (01/29/04)
OREGON COUNTY -- The Oregon County American Cancer Society Relay for Life planning committee invites the community to attend a Relay for Life Kickoff Party Feb. 5 at First Baptist Church Christian Activity Center in Thayer. Julie Thompson of Alton will be the guest speaker this year and the program will begin at 5:30 p.m. Snacks are being provided by M&J Catering...
Police recover Hardy saddles (01/29/04)
An Alton, Mo., man faces additional charges in connection with the burglary of a Hardy saddle shop Christmas night. Leavy D. Moore, 41, is charged with commercial burglary and theft of property in connection with the burglary at Circle H Saddle Shop...
Fraley's contract extended (01/29/04)
COUCH SCHOOL -- Couch School Board members were updated on the A+ program at the school at the Jan. 13 meeting. They were informed that the Missouri School Improvement Program review is about 11 months away and board members received sample copies of the parent and student surveys Couch parents and students will be asked to complete later in the school year...
Couch FCCLA honors students (01/29/04)
COUCH -- Couch FCCLA has recognized three students as members of the month for their dedication to the organization. The members were selected by their advisor Teresa Holder for showing leadership, participation and support for the Couch FCCLA. Those selected include: Adam Crowder, a senior and son of James and Phyllis Crowder; Vanessa Burgard, a senior and the daughter of Charles and Cindy Burgard; and Kira Carson, a sophomore and the daughter of Steve Carson...
TRACTOR FIRE (01/29/04)
TRACTOR FIRE: This tractor belonging to David McGhee caught fire and burned the morning of Jan. 22. Oregon County Sheriff Tim Ward and the Thayer Volunteer Fire Department answered the call at the McGhee farm, located off County Road 248.
ROCK-A-THON (01/29/04)
ROCK-A-THON: Thayer High School Youth Summit participants recently held a Rock-A-Thon to raise funds for playground equipment for the new Thayer Elementary School. Front row, from left, are: Jill Hargrove, Debbie Hyde, Andrew Eckman, Shelly Underwood and Donna Franz...
Foster to retire this summer (01/29/04)
A new but familiar face will be at the helm of Salem schools beginning July 1. Superintendent Bob Foster announced at the Jan. 19 board meeting he will retire at the end of June. Ken Rich, Salem High School principal, will replace Foster, who has been Salem's superintendent for three years...
DTF arrests 5 in Fulton (01/29/04)
The 16th Judicial District Drug Task Force has arrested five persons in Fulton County since Jan. 16. After executing a search warrant Jan. 17 on White Rock Lane south of Mammoth Spring and finding suspected marijuana, items used in the manufacture of methamphetamine, controlled prescription medication and items of drug paraphernalia, DTF officers arrested Donald Gene Smith, 21, and Debra Ann Ford, 41, both of Mammoth Spring...
Burglar Convicted (01/29/04)
OREGON COUNTY -- Alton resident Leavy Moore was in Oregon County Court last week where he pleaded guilty to three felony counts of burglary and stealing. Sheriff Tim Ward said Moore, 41, was then transferred to a Missouri correction facility where he will serve a five-year sentence...
Bookkeeper surrenders to police on embezzlement charges (01/29/04)
An Ash Flat woman has been charged with embezzling more than $63,000 from Gill's Backhoe Service. Maria A. Ables, 33, turned herself in Jan. 22 and appeared before District Court Judge R.T. Starken, who set her bond at $5,000. She has been released from custody. She was ordered to appear in court on Feb. 17...
Izard to build bridge over Knob Creek (01/29/04)
The Arkansas State Highway Commission has opened bids for improvements to a roadway in Izard County, according to Commissioner Carl Rosenbaum of Little Rock and Izard County Judge Eddie Cooper. The purpose of the project is to construct a bridge on County Road 15 over a branch of Knob Creek. Mobley Contractors Inc. of Morrilton was the apparent low bidder at $534,172.32...
Quail hunt highlights St. Jude's benefit (01/29/04)
THAYER -- Last year, locally, over $137,182 was donated to the K-Kountry 95 St. Jude's Radio-Thon. The event this year is set for Feb. 4 and will be held at the K-Kountry 95 studio north of Thayer on Highway 63 north. The event will be called the Caterpiller of Pomona, Bank of Thayer, K-Kountry 95 St. Jude's Radio-Thon...
Izard to build bridge over Knob Creek (01/29/04)
The Arkansas State Highway Commission has opened bids for improvements to a roadway in Izard County, according to Commissioner Carl Rosenbaum of Little Rock and Izard County Judge Eddie Cooper. The purpose of the project is to construct a bridge on County Road 15 over a branch of Knob Creek. Mobley Contractors Inc. of Morrilton was the apparent low bidder at $534,172.32...
Bookkeeper surrenders to police on embezzlement charges (01/29/04)
An Ash Flat woman has been charged with embezzling more than $63,000 from Gill's Backhoe Service. Maria A. Ables, 33, turned herself in Jan. 22 and appeared before District Court Judge R.T. Starken, who set her bond at $5,000. She has been released from custody. She was ordered to appear in court on Feb. 17...
Burglar Convicted (01/29/04)
OREGON COUNTY -- Alton resident Leavy Moore was in Oregon County Court last week where he pleaded guilty to three felony counts of burglary and stealing. Sheriff Tim Ward said Moore, 41, was then transferred to a Missouri correction facility where he will serve a five-year sentence...
DTF arrests 5 in Fulton (01/29/04)
The 16th Judicial District Drug Task Force has arrested five persons in Fulton County since Jan. 16. After executing a search warrant Jan. 17 on White Rock Lane south of Mammoth Spring and finding suspected marijuana, items used in the manufacture of methamphetamine, controlled prescription medication and items of drug paraphernalia, DTF officers arrested Donald Gene Smith, 21, and Debra Ann Ford, 41, both of Mammoth Spring...
Foster to retire this summer (01/29/04)
A new but familiar face will be at the helm of Salem schools beginning July 1. Superintendent Bob Foster announced at the Jan. 19 board meeting he will retire at the end of June. Ken Rich, Salem High School principal, will replace Foster, who has been Salem's superintendent for three years...
Couch FCCLA honors students (01/29/04)
COUCH -- Couch FCCLA has recognized three students as members of the month for their dedication to the organization. The members were selected by their advisor Teresa Holder for showing leadership, participation and support for the Couch FCCLA. Those selected include: Adam Crowder, a senior and son of James and Phyllis Crowder; Vanessa Burgard, a senior and the daughter of Charles and Cindy Burgard; and Kira Carson, a sophomore and the daughter of Steve Carson...
ROCK-A-THON (01/29/04)
ROCK-A-THON: Thayer High School Youth Summit participants recently held a Rock-A-Thon to raise funds for playground equipment for the new Thayer Elementary School. Front row, from left, are: Jill Hargrove, Debbie Hyde, Andrew Eckman, Shelly Underwood and Donna Franz...
Couch seniors raise funds (01/29/04)
OREGON COUNTY -- Couch Senior Class will hold a chili supper and pie auction Feb. 7 at 6 p.m. at the Myrtle Senior Citizens building, located on V Highway. Donations will be taken at the door. All proceeds raised will go to support the senior class's trip to Myrtle Beach, S.C...
Fraley's contract extended (01/29/04)
COUCH SCHOOL -- Couch School Board members were updated on the A+ program at the school at the Jan. 13 meeting. They were informed that the Missouri School Improvement Program review is about 11 months away and board members received sample copies of the parent and student surveys Couch parents and students will be asked to complete later in the school year...
Quail hunt highlights St. Jude's benefit (01/29/04)
THAYER -- Last year, locally, over $137,182 was donated to the K-Kountry 95 St. Jude's Radio-Thon. The event this year is set for Feb. 4 and will be held at the K-Kountry 95 studio north of Thayer on Highway 63 north. The event will be called the Caterpiller of Pomona, Bank of Thayer, K-Kountry 95 St. Jude's Radio-Thon...
Relay for Life committee sets kickoff party (01/29/04)
OREGON COUNTY -- The Oregon County American Cancer Society Relay for Life planning committee invites the community to attend a Relay for Life Kickoff Party Feb. 5 at First Baptist Church Christian Activity Center in Thayer. Julie Thompson of Alton will be the guest speaker this year and the program will begin at 5:30 p.m. Snacks are being provided by M&J Catering...
TRACTOR FIRE (01/29/04)
TRACTOR FIRE: This tractor belonging to David McGhee caught fire and burned the morning of Jan. 22. Oregon County Sheriff Tim Ward and the Thayer Volunteer Fire Department answered the call at the McGhee farm, located off County Road 248.
Police recover Hardy saddles (01/29/04)
An Alton, Mo., man faces additional charges in connection with the burglary of a Hardy saddle shop Christmas night. Leavy D. Moore, 41, is charged with commercial burglary and theft of property in connection with the burglary at Circle H Saddle Shop...
Bettis celebrates 100th birthday (01/29/04)
Jewell Marie Cruse Bettis, who lives at Ash Flat Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, turned 100 years old Jan. 25. Born in Williford, she is the daughter of Josephine Campbell Cruse and Robert "Curly" Cruse. She married Dan Webster Bettis and spent many years living in the Williford area...
Bettis celebrates 100th birthday (01/29/04)
Jewell Marie Cruse Bettis, who lives at Ash Flat Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, turned 100 years old Jan. 25. Born in Williford, she is the daughter of Josephine Campbell Cruse and Robert "Curly" Cruse. She married Dan Webster Bettis and spent many years living in the Williford area...
Alton bags Tigers for Liberty title (01/29/04)
When you've been outscoring your opponents by an average margin of 20 points, it usually means you're not involved in many close games. Fortunately for the Alton Comets, it appears they may be as adept at playing catch up when needed as they have been at blitzing the first 10 teams on their schedule...
Another tourney, another title for Lady Cats (01/29/04)
Like two runaway trains headed for certain collision, the Thayer Lady Bobcats and Couch Lady Indians steamed toward a meeting in the finals of the 30th Annual Thayer Lady Bobcat Winter Classic by dismantling anything that lay in front of them. The Lady Cats, holding the top seed, blew the doors off Dora 95-11 in the first round before claiming a berth in the finals by knocking off Koshkonong in the semis...
Panthers make it a sweep of Longhorns (01/29/04)
Talk about not having time to catch your breath. After handing previously unbeaten Rural Special their first 2A-North loss of the season Jan. 16, just four days later the Viola Longhorns braced for another attack on their homecourt, this time from the Norfork Panthers...
Calico Rocks Lady Greyhounds (01/29/04)
While it looked like the Calico Rock Lady Pirates and Salem Lady Greyhounds were swimming in quicksand in the first half of their 2AA-North battle at Harold Ray Jeffery Gymnasium Jan. 20, the second half proved to be quite the opposite, with the Lady Pirates breaking their recent skid by handing Salem a thrilling 42-40 defeat...
Alton bags Tigers for Liberty title (01/29/04)
When you've been outscoring your opponents by an average margin of 20 points, it usually means you're not involved in many close games. Fortunately for the Alton Comets, it appears they may be as adept at playing catch up when needed as they have been at blitzing the first 10 teams on their schedule...
Calico Rocks Lady Greyhounds (01/29/04)
While it looked like the Calico Rock Lady Pirates and Salem Lady Greyhounds were swimming in quicksand in the first half of their 2AA-North battle at Harold Ray Jeffery Gymnasium Jan. 20, the second half proved to be quite the opposite, with the Lady Pirates breaking their recent skid by handing Salem a thrilling 42-40 defeat...
Panthers make it a sweep of Longhorns (01/29/04)
Talk about not having time to catch your breath. After handing previously unbeaten Rural Special their first 2A-North loss of the season Jan. 16, just four days later the Viola Longhorns braced for another attack on their homecourt, this time from the Norfork Panthers...
Another tourney, another title for Lady Cats (01/29/04)
Like two runaway trains headed for certain collision, the Thayer Lady Bobcats and Couch Lady Indians steamed toward a meeting in the finals of the 30th Annual Thayer Lady Bobcat Winter Classic by dismantling anything that lay in front of them. The Lady Cats, holding the top seed, blew the doors off Dora 95-11 in the first round before claiming a berth in the finals by knocking off Koshkonong in the semis...
Myrtle Lee Oakes (01/29/04)
The funeral service for Myrtle Lee Oakes, 89, of Thayer, Mo., were Jan. 28 at Thayer Church of Christ with Ermon Croney officiating. Burial was in Jeff Cemetery with arrangements by the Carr Montgomery Funeral Home of Thayer. Survivors are four sons -- Delbert Oakes of Mammoth Spring and Melburn, Arthur Jr. and Jerry Oakes all of Thayer; a daughter, Lita Case of Hardy; nine grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren...
Oscar Willard Ricketts (01/29/04)
Oscar Willard Ricketts, 62, of Highland, Ark., died Jan. 22, 2004. He was born Nov. 30, 1941, in Danville, Ill., the son of Carolyn Miller Ricketts and John Ricketts. He was an auto mechanic. Survivors include his wife, Mary Sue Ricketts of Highland, Ark.; two sons -- Jerry Dean Ricketts of Danville, Ill., and John Travis Ricketts of Pine Bluff, Ark.; two daughters -- Melanie Neal of Pine Bluff and Diane Ricks of Pine Bluff; one brother, James Ricketts of Danville, Ill., a sister, Laura Henderson of Texas; and 11 grandchildren.. ...
Mary June England (01/29/04)
Mary June England, daughter of the late Floyd Payne and Bertie May Robinson Payne, was born May 19, 1918, in Myrtle, Mo., and died Jan. 20, 2004, in Springfield, Mo., at the age of 85 years. She was married June 14, 1936, in Salem, Ark., to Hanford England...
Iva Ford McIntire (01/29/04)
Iva Ford McIntire, 79, of Ash Flat, Ark., died Jan. 23, 2004, a Eastern Ozarks Regional Health System in Cherokee Village, Ark. She was born Dec. 4, 1924, in Kings Mill, Ark., and was the daughter of the late Mary Shands Goodman and Jody Goodman. She was a homemaker and worked for Village Vacations in Cherokee Village...
Carolyn L. Sarantos (01/29/04)
~Died 1-22-2004 Carolyn L. Sarantos, 75, of Cherokee Village, Ark., died Jan. 22, 2004 at Eastern Ozarks Regional Health System in Cherokee Village. Arrangements will be announced at a later date under the direction of Heath Funeral Home of Hardy.
John Wister Tucker (01/29/04)
John Wister Tucker, 81, of Horseshoe Bend, Ark., died Jan. 20, 2004, at the North Arkansas Life Care Center in Horseshoe Bend. Born March 14, 1923, in Crossett, Ark., he was the son of Wister and Margaret King Tucker. He moved to Horseshoe Bend eight years ago from Yellville, Ark...
Donald Kenneth Miller (01/29/04)
Donald Kenneth Miller Jr., son of the late Donald Kenneth Miller Sr., and Louise Simpson Miller, was born Nov. 6, 1955, in St. Louis, Mo., and died Jan. 19, 2004, in West Plains, Mo. at the age of 48 years. He was a graduate of SMS and was employed by SEI for 25 years. His hobbies were many, including collecting hot wheels, photography and car racing. He was a member of Mt. Zion Masonic Lodge 327 in West Plains, Mo., and was of the Baptist faith...
Leonard O. Taylor (01/29/04)
Leonard O. Taylor, 78, of Ravenden, Ark., died Jan. 18, 2004, at St. Vincent Infirmary in Little Rock. Born June 21, 1925, in Dennison, Texas, he was the son of Jim Taylor and Ninnie Robinson Taylor. He married Wilma Modell Pickett July 31, 1945, in Smithville. She preceded him in death Aug. 16, 2001...
Sam Douglas (01/29/04)
Sam Douglas, 82, of Hoxie, Ark., formerly of Ash Flat, died Jan. 22, 2004, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. Born July 6, 1921, at Nelsonville, Ark., he was the son of Will and Eunissa Walling Douglas. He was a farmer and a member of the Ash Flat Church of Christ...
Richard Wallace (01/29/04)
Richard Dewane Wallace, 63, of Mammoth Spring, Ark., son of the late William Wallace and Alberta Jewell Spiller Thompson was born Oct. 6, 1940, in Detroit, Mich. He died Jan. 18, 2004, at Salem, Ark. He spent his working years as a husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, and a truck driver. He was a member of the Disabled American Veterans Association and was of the Baptist faith...
Robert Lee Joyner (01/29/04)
Robert Lee Joyner, son of the late Robert Joyner and Clara Burrell Joyner of Senatobia, Miss., was born on Dec. 16, 1944, in Tipton County, Tenn. He died Jan. 22, 2004, in Horseshoe Bend, Ark., at the age of 59 years. He married Linda Clifton Joyner May 1, 1976, in Memphis, Tenn., and to this union a child was born...
Alex Adams (01/29/04)
Alex Adams, son of the late William Code Adams and Lear Clark Adams, was born Nov. 29, 1921, in Caraway, Ark., and died Jan. 14, 2004, in West Plains, Mo., at the age of 82 years. He was united in marriage to Lois Manes who preceded him in death Dec. 24, 2003...
Palmer E. Whitlock (01/29/04)
Palmer E. Whitlock, 90, of Evening Shade, Ark., died Jan. 19, 2004, at Eastern Ozarks Regional Health System in Cherokee Village. Born Oct. 4, 1913, at Evening Shade, he was the son of Marcus L. and Jennie Duncan Whitlock. He was the owner/operator of Whitlock Shoes in Union City, Mich., for many years before retiring to Evening Shade...
Don Bradley (01/29/04)
Don Bradley, 68, of Cave City, died Jan. 22, 2004, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. Born Nov. 15, 1935, at Black Oak, Ark., he was the son of Carl and Lucille Finley Bradley. He was retired from ConAgra Frozen Foods in Batesville; was a member of the Cave City City Council and was a farmer...
Craig Pickering (01/29/04)
Craig Pickering 76, of Cave City, formerly of Frisco, Texas, died Jan. 21, 2004, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. Born April 27, 1927, at Corsicana, Texas, he was the son of Oren Oscar and Lena Pauline Craig Pickering. He was a mechanist by trade and owned Craig and Company in Frisco, Texas. He was a U. S. Navy Veteran of World War II and of the Christian faith...
Marie Walling (01/29/04)
Marie Helm Walling, 86, of Salem, Ark., daughter of the late Walter and Susie Lawson Helm was born Aug. 3, 1917, in Oxford, Ark. she died Jan. 25, 2004, at Salem, Ark. She married James Donald Walling on July 17, 1942, at Byron, Ark., and to this union a son was born. She spent her working years as a wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, homemaker and a teacher, as she taught for five years just before all one-room schools consolidated. she was a member of Byron Church of Christ...
Alton Coles (01/29/04)
Alton Coles, 84, of Batesville, died Jan. 23, 2004, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. Born Dec. 27, 1919, at Sandtown, Ark., he was the son of William Thomas and Annie Gaines Coles. He was a retired planer operator for Highway Lumber Company in Batesville and was a member of First Free Will Baptist Church in Batesville...
Myrtle Lee Oakes (01/29/04)
The funeral service for Myrtle Lee Oakes, 89, of Thayer, Mo., were Jan. 28 at Thayer Church of Christ with Ermon Croney officiating. Burial was in Jeff Cemetery with arrangements by the Carr Montgomery Funeral Home of Thayer. Survivors are four sons -- Delbert Oakes of Mammoth Spring and Melburn, Arthur Jr. and Jerry Oakes all of Thayer; a daughter, Lita Case of Hardy; nine grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren...
Leonard O. Taylor (01/29/04)
Leonard O. Taylor, 78, of Ravenden, Ark., died Jan. 18, 2004, at St. Vincent Infirmary in Little Rock. Born June 21, 1925, in Dennison, Texas, he was the son of Jim Taylor and Ninnie Robinson Taylor. He married Wilma Modell Pickett July 31, 1945, in Smithville. She preceded him in death Aug. 16, 2001...
Richard Wallace (01/29/04)
Richard Dewane Wallace, 63, of Mammoth Spring, Ark., son of the late William Wallace and Alberta Jewell Spiller Thompson was born Oct. 6, 1940, in Detroit, Mich. He died Jan. 18, 2004, at Salem, Ark. He spent his working years as a husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, and a truck driver. He was a member of the Disabled American Veterans Association and was of the Baptist faith...
Mary June England (01/29/04)
Mary June England, daughter of the late Floyd Payne and Bertie May Robinson Payne, was born May 19, 1918, in Myrtle, Mo., and died Jan. 20, 2004, in Springfield, Mo., at the age of 85 years. She was married June 14, 1936, in Salem, Ark., to Hanford England...
Carolyn L. Sarantos (01/29/04)
~Died 1-22-2004 Carolyn L. Sarantos, 75, of Cherokee Village, Ark., died Jan. 22, 2004 at Eastern Ozarks Regional Health System in Cherokee Village. Arrangements will be announced at a later date under the direction of Heath Funeral Home of Hardy.
Oscar Willard Ricketts (01/29/04)
Oscar Willard Ricketts, 62, of Highland, Ark., died Jan. 22, 2004. He was born Nov. 30, 1941, in Danville, Ill., the son of Carolyn Miller Ricketts and John Ricketts. He was an auto mechanic. Survivors include his wife, Mary Sue Ricketts of Highland, Ark.; two sons -- Jerry Dean Ricketts of Danville, Ill., and John Travis Ricketts of Pine Bluff, Ark.; two daughters -- Melanie Neal of Pine Bluff and Diane Ricks of Pine Bluff; one brother, James Ricketts of Danville, Ill., a sister, Laura Henderson of Texas; and 11 grandchildren.. ...
Iva Ford McIntire (01/29/04)
Iva Ford McIntire, 79, of Ash Flat, Ark., died Jan. 23, 2004, a Eastern Ozarks Regional Health System in Cherokee Village, Ark. She was born Dec. 4, 1924, in Kings Mill, Ark., and was the daughter of the late Mary Shands Goodman and Jody Goodman. She was a homemaker and worked for Village Vacations in Cherokee Village...
John Wister Tucker (01/29/04)
John Wister Tucker, 81, of Horseshoe Bend, Ark., died Jan. 20, 2004, at the North Arkansas Life Care Center in Horseshoe Bend. Born March 14, 1923, in Crossett, Ark., he was the son of Wister and Margaret King Tucker. He moved to Horseshoe Bend eight years ago from Yellville, Ark...
Donald Kenneth Miller (01/29/04)
Donald Kenneth Miller Jr., son of the late Donald Kenneth Miller Sr., and Louise Simpson Miller, was born Nov. 6, 1955, in St. Louis, Mo., and died Jan. 19, 2004, in West Plains, Mo. at the age of 48 years. He was a graduate of SMS and was employed by SEI for 25 years. His hobbies were many, including collecting hot wheels, photography and car racing. He was a member of Mt. Zion Masonic Lodge 327 in West Plains, Mo., and was of the Baptist faith...
Alton Coles (01/29/04)
Alton Coles, 84, of Batesville, died Jan. 23, 2004, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. Born Dec. 27, 1919, at Sandtown, Ark., he was the son of William Thomas and Annie Gaines Coles. He was a retired planer operator for Highway Lumber Company in Batesville and was a member of First Free Will Baptist Church in Batesville...
Robert Lee Joyner (01/29/04)
Robert Lee Joyner, son of the late Robert Joyner and Clara Burrell Joyner of Senatobia, Miss., was born on Dec. 16, 1944, in Tipton County, Tenn. He died Jan. 22, 2004, in Horseshoe Bend, Ark., at the age of 59 years. He married Linda Clifton Joyner May 1, 1976, in Memphis, Tenn., and to this union a child was born...
Sam Douglas (01/29/04)
Sam Douglas, 82, of Hoxie, Ark., formerly of Ash Flat, died Jan. 22, 2004, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. Born July 6, 1921, at Nelsonville, Ark., he was the son of Will and Eunissa Walling Douglas. He was a farmer and a member of the Ash Flat Church of Christ...
Craig Pickering (01/29/04)
Craig Pickering 76, of Cave City, formerly of Frisco, Texas, died Jan. 21, 2004, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. Born April 27, 1927, at Corsicana, Texas, he was the son of Oren Oscar and Lena Pauline Craig Pickering. He was a mechanist by trade and owned Craig and Company in Frisco, Texas. He was a U. S. Navy Veteran of World War II and of the Christian faith...
Marie Walling (01/29/04)
Marie Helm Walling, 86, of Salem, Ark., daughter of the late Walter and Susie Lawson Helm was born Aug. 3, 1917, in Oxford, Ark. she died Jan. 25, 2004, at Salem, Ark. She married James Donald Walling on July 17, 1942, at Byron, Ark., and to this union a son was born. She spent her working years as a wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, homemaker and a teacher, as she taught for five years just before all one-room schools consolidated. she was a member of Byron Church of Christ...
Palmer E. Whitlock (01/29/04)
Palmer E. Whitlock, 90, of Evening Shade, Ark., died Jan. 19, 2004, at Eastern Ozarks Regional Health System in Cherokee Village. Born Oct. 4, 1913, at Evening Shade, he was the son of Marcus L. and Jennie Duncan Whitlock. He was the owner/operator of Whitlock Shoes in Union City, Mich., for many years before retiring to Evening Shade...
Don Bradley (01/29/04)
Don Bradley, 68, of Cave City, died Jan. 22, 2004, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. Born Nov. 15, 1935, at Black Oak, Ark., he was the son of Carl and Lucille Finley Bradley. He was retired from ConAgra Frozen Foods in Batesville; was a member of the Cave City City Council and was a farmer...
Alex Adams (01/29/04)
Alex Adams, son of the late William Code Adams and Lear Clark Adams, was born Nov. 29, 1921, in Caraway, Ark., and died Jan. 14, 2004, in West Plains, Mo., at the age of 82 years. He was united in marriage to Lois Manes who preceded him in death Dec. 24, 2003...
Gabriel Gene Hedden (01/29/04)
Gene and Michelle Hedden of Mammoth Spring have announced the birth of their son, Gabriel Gene Hedden, born Dec. 27, 2003, at Baxter Regional Medical Center in Mountain Home. He weighed 7 pounds, 8 ounces and was 19-1/2 inches long. Grandparents are Mike and Barb Tyson of Mammoth Spring, and Stan and Cathy Hedden of Thayer...
Keegan Mathew Todd (01/29/04)
Jamie Todd and Kimberly Wood Todd of Mountain Home have announced the birth of their son, Keegan Mathew Todd, born Jan. 5, 2004, at Baxter Regional Medical Center in Mountain Home. He weighed 8 pounds, 2 ounces and was 20 inches long. He was welcomed home by his sister, Taylor Schick...
Aubrey Allison May (01/29/04)
Corby and Callie May have announced the birth of their sister, Aubrey Allison May, born at 11:28 a.m. Dec. 16, 2003, at the Baxter Regional Medical Center in Mountain Home. Aubrey was 18-1/2 inches long and weighed 6 pounds, 7 ounces. Her parents are John and Pam May...
Garrett Mason Coffman (01/29/04)
Mark and MaLinda Coffman of Ash Flat have announced the birth of their son, Garrett Mason Coffman, on Jan. 14, 2004, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. The baby weighed 8 pounds, 5 ounces. Grandparents are Johnny and Linda Taylor of Evening Shade, Jack and Lela Ninemire of Salem, and Eugene Coffman of Ozark Acres...
John Henry Reinoehl (01/29/04)
John Reinoehl and Kyla Croney of West Plains have announced the birth of their son, John Henry Reinoehl Jr., born at 5:36 a.m. Jan. 7, 2004, at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains. He weighed 8 pounds, and was 20 inches long. Grandparents are Jean Croney of Moody, Mo., Neal Croney of West Plains, and Mary Jones of West Plains...
Aubrey Allison May (01/29/04)
Corby and Callie May have announced the birth of their sister, Aubrey Allison May, born at 11:28 a.m. Dec. 16, 2003, at the Baxter Regional Medical Center in Mountain Home. Aubrey was 18-1/2 inches long and weighed 6 pounds, 7 ounces. Her parents are John and Pam May...
Gabriel Gene Hedden (01/29/04)
Gene and Michelle Hedden of Mammoth Spring have announced the birth of their son, Gabriel Gene Hedden, born Dec. 27, 2003, at Baxter Regional Medical Center in Mountain Home. He weighed 7 pounds, 8 ounces and was 19-1/2 inches long. Grandparents are Mike and Barb Tyson of Mammoth Spring, and Stan and Cathy Hedden of Thayer...
Keegan Mathew Todd (01/29/04)
Jamie Todd and Kimberly Wood Todd of Mountain Home have announced the birth of their son, Keegan Mathew Todd, born Jan. 5, 2004, at Baxter Regional Medical Center in Mountain Home. He weighed 8 pounds, 2 ounces and was 20 inches long. He was welcomed home by his sister, Taylor Schick...
John Henry Reinoehl (01/29/04)
John Reinoehl and Kyla Croney of West Plains have announced the birth of their son, John Henry Reinoehl Jr., born at 5:36 a.m. Jan. 7, 2004, at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains. He weighed 8 pounds, and was 20 inches long. Grandparents are Jean Croney of Moody, Mo., Neal Croney of West Plains, and Mary Jones of West Plains...
Garrett Mason Coffman (01/29/04)
Mark and MaLinda Coffman of Ash Flat have announced the birth of their son, Garrett Mason Coffman, on Jan. 14, 2004, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. The baby weighed 8 pounds, 5 ounces. Grandparents are Johnny and Linda Taylor of Evening Shade, Jack and Lela Ninemire of Salem, and Eugene Coffman of Ozark Acres...
Marler, Mynear wed (01/29/04)
Crystal Denice Marler, formerly of Salem, and Jerami Lee Mynear of Vernon, Texas, were united in marriage Jan. 16, 2004, in Salem.
Marler, Mynear wed (01/29/04)
Crystal Denice Marler, formerly of Salem, and Jerami Lee Mynear of Vernon, Texas, were united in marriage Jan. 16, 2004, in Salem.
League, Nichols to wed (01/29/04)
Mr. and Mrs. Michael League of Patterson, Mo., have announced the engagement of their daughter, Dianna Sue, to Jay Nichols, son of Mr. and Mrs. Les Nichols of Ash Flat. A spring wedding is being planned.
League, Nichols to wed (01/29/04)
Mr. and Mrs. Michael League of Patterson, Mo., have announced the engagement of their daughter, Dianna Sue, to Jay Nichols, son of Mr. and Mrs. Les Nichols of Ash Flat. A spring wedding is being planned.
Huffines to mark 60th anniversary (01/29/04)
Vernon and Joan Huffine of Cherokee Village celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary Jan. 28. Sgt. Vernon T. Huffine and the former Joan Mary Taylor were married Jan. 28, 1944, in Laredo, Texas. Sgt. Huffine was stationed at Laredo Army Air Field during World War II...
Huffines to mark 60th anniversary (01/29/04)
Vernon and Joan Huffine of Cherokee Village celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary Jan. 28. Sgt. Vernon T. Huffine and the former Joan Mary Taylor were married Jan. 28, 1944, in Laredo, Texas. Sgt. Huffine was stationed at Laredo Army Air Field during World War II...
Boldly Going Nowhere (01/29/04)
Yah Lin "Charlie" Trie once owned a restaurant in Little Rock where he became friendly with Bill Clinton who frequently visited the establishment. In 1994, a couple of years after Clinton became president, Trie moved to Washington where he opened an office in the Watergate complex and became a Democratic fund-raiser...
Our public education (01/29/04)
During the lengthy debate over education reform that we've been engaged in since the November 2002 Arkansas Supreme Court ruling in the Lake View case, we've heard a lot about tradition, mascots, superintendents and more. I fear, though, we've forgotten one thing -- the children of Arkansas...
Walking With Jackie the Ripper (01/29/04)
When Jackie and I walk, especially now that we are back in the land of my childhood, I recall deep discussions of a supernatural nature held between me and my paternal grandmother, Mama Cash. She did most of the talking. I just listened and got scared...
Boldly Going Nowhere (01/29/04)
Yah Lin "Charlie" Trie once owned a restaurant in Little Rock where he became friendly with Bill Clinton who frequently visited the establishment. In 1994, a couple of years after Clinton became president, Trie moved to Washington where he opened an office in the Watergate complex and became a Democratic fund-raiser...
Walking With Jackie the Ripper (01/29/04)
When Jackie and I walk, especially now that we are back in the land of my childhood, I recall deep discussions of a supernatural nature held between me and my paternal grandmother, Mama Cash. She did most of the talking. I just listened and got scared...
Our public education (01/29/04)
During the lengthy debate over education reform that we've been engaged in since the November 2002 Arkansas Supreme Court ruling in the Lake View case, we've heard a lot about tradition, mascots, superintendents and more. I fear, though, we've forgotten one thing -- the children of Arkansas...