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Stories from Thursday, February 5, 2004

ICC wins regional chess tourney (02/05/04)
The Izard County High School Chess Team won the Class AA Regional Chess Tournament at Bald Knob High School Jan. 31. Aragon Wyatt was named co-most valuable player of the tournament for winning five of five games. Izard County High School had five players who placed in the top 10 individually...
Group to coordinate economic development in 6-county region (02/05/04)
County representatives from Baxter, Fulton, Izard, Marion, Searcy and Stone counties came together Jan. 15 to consider issues confronting the north central region and discuss what they could do about them as a northcentral Arkansas regional economic development partnership...
Mammoth Spring Bank opens for business (02/05/04)
MAMMOTH SPRING -- The Mammoth Spring Bank, a branch of the Bank of Salem, has opened in Mammoth Spring. The bank opened its doors Jan 26. It is managed by life-long Mammoth Spring resident Jim Mills. Mills is the son of Noel and Willa Faye Mills and is a 1981 graduate of Mammoth Spring High School...
Toddler dies in Sidney house fire (02/05/04)
A toddler is dead after his family's mobile home caught fire early Jan. 29 in Sidney. Terry Bryan Kupfner, 17 months, was found lying on a small mattress on the ground, below what once was the floor of his parents' bedroom just after daylight that morning, Sharp County Chief Deputy Joe Stidman said...
Gun and knife show on tap at Mammoth Spring (02/05/04)
MAMMOTH SPRING -- The second annual Thayer/Mammoth Spring Rotary Club Gun and Knife Show will be held at the County Music Building Feb. 28 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.and Feb. 29 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The music building is located just south of Mammoth Spring across from the Riverview Motel on Highway 63...
Cherokee class set at MS (02/05/04)
A class to learn how to read, write and speak the Cherokee language is being held at the Mammoth Spring Episcopal Church located at Sixth and Main in Mammoth Spring. The classes are every Saturday at 9:30 a.m. The classes will be taught by Cliff Bishop...
Mad cow report having minimal effect on state beef prices (02/05/04)
University of Arkansas animal scientists expect the state's beef producers to weather the latest discovery of "mad cow" disease with a minimal impact on beef prices. The discovery of a dairy cow with bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) in Washington state sent shudders through the U.S. ...
The Journey and the stagecoach come to town (02/05/04)
OREGON COUNTY -- Students at Koshkonong were in for a treat when Rick Hamby, his stagecoach, and his program, The Journey, came to their school last week. Hamby, a native of Howell County, travels the country with his stagecoach educating children and adults about the true Old West...
Pashcal wins MS bee (02/05/04)
MAMMOTH SPRING -- The Mammoth Spring Elementary School Geography Bee was held last month at the school. Principal Ruth Stevens said 12 students who were winners in their classroom geography bee completed in the event. Nicole Pashcal won the event. Other contestants were Dalton Washam, Cheyenne Honeycutt, Callie French, Dennis Wood, Shelby Paschal, Logan Langston, Garrett Massey, Chelsea Maguffee, Shane Green, Kelsey Steed and Jobe Hurst...
Former Thayer twins honored (02/05/04)
LITTLE ROCK -- Twin brothers Russ and Chris Littleton, patrol officers with the Little Rock Police Department, decided about a year and a half ago they wanted to make a dent in the city's methamphetamine problem. They volunteered for training on how to spot chemicals used to make the drug and cultivated information in the drug community. ...
Quad Cities want to improve appearance, attitudes (02/05/04)
With many empty buildings throughout Hardy, Cherokee Village, Highland and Ash Flat, city officials want to do something to fill the empty storefronts and make the area look more attractive to visitors. Richard Jones with Main Street Hardy spoke at the Quad City meeting Jan. 29 and offered ideas to make the most of empty buildings while providing a better appearance to the whole area...
ICC wins regional chess tourney (02/05/04)
The Izard County High School Chess Team won the Class AA Regional Chess Tournament at Bald Knob High School Jan. 31. Aragon Wyatt was named co-most valuable player of the tournament for winning five of five games. Izard County High School had five players who placed in the top 10 individually...
Toddler dies in Sidney house fire (02/05/04)
A toddler is dead after his family's mobile home caught fire early Jan. 29 in Sidney. Terry Bryan Kupfner, 17 months, was found lying on a small mattress on the ground, below what once was the floor of his parents' bedroom just after daylight that morning, Sharp County Chief Deputy Joe Stidman said...
Mammoth Spring Bank opens for business (02/05/04)
MAMMOTH SPRING -- The Mammoth Spring Bank, a branch of the Bank of Salem, has opened in Mammoth Spring. The bank opened its doors Jan 26. It is managed by life-long Mammoth Spring resident Jim Mills. Mills is the son of Noel and Willa Faye Mills and is a 1981 graduate of Mammoth Spring High School...
Group to coordinate economic development in 6-county region (02/05/04)
County representatives from Baxter, Fulton, Izard, Marion, Searcy and Stone counties came together Jan. 15 to consider issues confronting the north central region and discuss what they could do about them as a northcentral Arkansas regional economic development partnership...
The Journey and the stagecoach come to town (02/05/04)
OREGON COUNTY -- Students at Koshkonong were in for a treat when Rick Hamby, his stagecoach, and his program, The Journey, came to their school last week. Hamby, a native of Howell County, travels the country with his stagecoach educating children and adults about the true Old West...
Gun and knife show on tap at Mammoth Spring (02/05/04)
MAMMOTH SPRING -- The second annual Thayer/Mammoth Spring Rotary Club Gun and Knife Show will be held at the County Music Building Feb. 28 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.and Feb. 29 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The music building is located just south of Mammoth Spring across from the Riverview Motel on Highway 63...
Pashcal wins MS bee (02/05/04)
MAMMOTH SPRING -- The Mammoth Spring Elementary School Geography Bee was held last month at the school. Principal Ruth Stevens said 12 students who were winners in their classroom geography bee completed in the event. Nicole Pashcal won the event. Other contestants were Dalton Washam, Cheyenne Honeycutt, Callie French, Dennis Wood, Shelby Paschal, Logan Langston, Garrett Massey, Chelsea Maguffee, Shane Green, Kelsey Steed and Jobe Hurst...
Cherokee class set at MS (02/05/04)
A class to learn how to read, write and speak the Cherokee language is being held at the Mammoth Spring Episcopal Church located at Sixth and Main in Mammoth Spring. The classes are every Saturday at 9:30 a.m. The classes will be taught by Cliff Bishop...
Mad cow report having minimal effect on state beef prices (02/05/04)
University of Arkansas animal scientists expect the state's beef producers to weather the latest discovery of "mad cow" disease with a minimal impact on beef prices. The discovery of a dairy cow with bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) in Washington state sent shudders through the U.S. ...
Quad Cities want to improve appearance, attitudes (02/05/04)
With many empty buildings throughout Hardy, Cherokee Village, Highland and Ash Flat, city officials want to do something to fill the empty storefronts and make the area look more attractive to visitors. Richard Jones with Main Street Hardy spoke at the Quad City meeting Jan. 29 and offered ideas to make the most of empty buildings while providing a better appearance to the whole area...
Former Thayer twins honored (02/05/04)
LITTLE ROCK -- Twin brothers Russ and Chris Littleton, patrol officers with the Little Rock Police Department, decided about a year and a half ago they wanted to make a dent in the city's methamphetamine problem. They volunteered for training on how to spot chemicals used to make the drug and cultivated information in the drug community. ...
Shellys to mark 60 years (02/05/04)
Mr. and Mrs. James Earl Shelly of Ash Flat will celebrate 60 years of marriage Feb. 7. Mrs. Shelly is the former Wanda Fay Gibbins. The couple have two daughters -- Kathy Carter and Kay Carter, both of Cherokee Village; six grandchildren -- Joy, Ross, Adam, Shelly, Kara and Ethan; and two great-grandchildren -- Olivia and Rhett...
English completes Marine basic training (02/05/04)
Marine Corps Pvt. Carl H. English, son of Lorene and William D. English of Ash Flat, recently completed 12 weeks of basic training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot in San Diego designed to challenge new Marine recruits both physically and mentally. English is a 2003 graduate of Highland High School...
Taylor to attend Army officer's course (02/05/04)
Major David Taylor, a 1988 graduate of Viola High School, has been selected to attend the United States Army Command and General Staff Officer's Course (CGSOC) at Fort Lea-venworth, Kan., in July 2004. The Command and General Staff Officers Course (CGSOC) is a 10-month school that educates military leaders in tactics and staff procedures. It targets majors and emphasizes tactical and operational skills required for war fighting at the corps and operational levels...
Hayes to celebrate 90th birthday (02/05/04)
Norma Hayes will celebrate her 90th birthday Feb. 7 from 2 to 4 p.m. at Salem Church of Christ. All family and friends are invited. She requests no gifts, but there will be a card shower.
Shellys to mark 60 years (02/05/04)
Mr. and Mrs. James Earl Shelly of Ash Flat will celebrate 60 years of marriage Feb. 7. Mrs. Shelly is the former Wanda Fay Gibbins. The couple have two daughters -- Kathy Carter and Kay Carter, both of Cherokee Village; six grandchildren -- Joy, Ross, Adam, Shelly, Kara and Ethan; and two great-grandchildren -- Olivia and Rhett...
English completes Marine basic training (02/05/04)
Marine Corps Pvt. Carl H. English, son of Lorene and William D. English of Ash Flat, recently completed 12 weeks of basic training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot in San Diego designed to challenge new Marine recruits both physically and mentally. English is a 2003 graduate of Highland High School...
Hayes to celebrate 90th birthday (02/05/04)
Norma Hayes will celebrate her 90th birthday Feb. 7 from 2 to 4 p.m. at Salem Church of Christ. All family and friends are invited. She requests no gifts, but there will be a card shower.
Taylor to attend Army officer's course (02/05/04)
Major David Taylor, a 1988 graduate of Viola High School, has been selected to attend the United States Army Command and General Staff Officer's Course (CGSOC) at Fort Lea-venworth, Kan., in July 2004. The Command and General Staff Officers Course (CGSOC) is a 10-month school that educates military leaders in tactics and staff procedures. It targets majors and emphasizes tactical and operational skills required for war fighting at the corps and operational levels...
Lady Jays come to life in second half (02/05/04)
The old adage, "It's not how you start, it's how you finish," can apply to many things. To see how this might apply to the world of sports, one just needed to witness the Koshkonong Lady Bluejays' matchup with the Van Buren Lady Dawgs in the semi-finals of the Big Spring Conference Tournament Jan. 30 on the Lady Dawgs' home floor in Van Buren...
Barker, Smith big as Lady Hounds claim Izard County Tourney title (02/05/04)
It took some timely 3-point shooting from Stephanie Barker and some clutch free throws by Ashley Smith, but the Salem Lady Greyhounds emerged on top from a battle with the ICC Lady Cougars, winning the 2004 Izard County Tournament 58-54 Jan. 31 at Calico Rock...
Bears take two from Greyhounds (02/05/04)
The Salem Greyhounds have faced their share of dynamic guards the past couple of games. After holding high-flying Calico Rock Pirate Scottie Sanders to 11 points the week before, the Hounds got a double dose of Mammoth Springs' explosive Seth Risner...
Bearkatz survive Mammoth effort from Risner (02/05/04)
While there may not be any truth to the rumor that the Izard County Tournament is on the verge of being renamed the Melbourne Invitational, one thing that is undisputed fact is the Bearkatz' sixth consecutive county tourney title was not merely handed to them; rather they fought tooth-and-nail for it...
Barker, Smith big as Lady Hounds claim Izard County Tourney title (02/05/04)
It took some timely 3-point shooting from Stephanie Barker and some clutch free throws by Ashley Smith, but the Salem Lady Greyhounds emerged on top from a battle with the ICC Lady Cougars, winning the 2004 Izard County Tournament 58-54 Jan. 31 at Calico Rock...
Lady Jays come to life in second half (02/05/04)
The old adage, "It's not how you start, it's how you finish," can apply to many things. To see how this might apply to the world of sports, one just needed to witness the Koshkonong Lady Bluejays' matchup with the Van Buren Lady Dawgs in the semi-finals of the Big Spring Conference Tournament Jan. 30 on the Lady Dawgs' home floor in Van Buren...
Bears take two from Greyhounds (02/05/04)
The Salem Greyhounds have faced their share of dynamic guards the past couple of games. After holding high-flying Calico Rock Pirate Scottie Sanders to 11 points the week before, the Hounds got a double dose of Mammoth Springs' explosive Seth Risner...
Bearkatz survive Mammoth effort from Risner (02/05/04)
While there may not be any truth to the rumor that the Izard County Tournament is on the verge of being renamed the Melbourne Invitational, one thing that is undisputed fact is the Bearkatz' sixth consecutive county tourney title was not merely handed to them; rather they fought tooth-and-nail for it...
Ollie Maxine Key (02/05/04)
Ollie Maxine Key, 84, of Alton, Mo., was born July 9, 1919, in Alton, Mo., and died Jan. 20, 2004. She married Sept. 17, 1937, in Salem, Ark., to Leonard Key. She was a homemaker and an employee at the Puritan Factory for 26 years and was a member of the Church of Christ...
Elizabeth Norine Hodge (02/05/04)
Elizabeth Norine Hodge, 89, of Belle, Mo., formerly of Sandtown, Ark., died Jan. 28, 2004, in Frene Valley Retirement Center at Hermann, Mo. Born Oct. 5, 1914, at Sandtown, she was the daughter of William E. and Elizabeth Tugwell Montgomery. She was a retired school teacher and was a member of First Baptist Church in Belle, Mo...
Deanna Faye Lambert (02/05/04)
Deanna Faye Lambert, 63, daughter of the late Lewis Hight and Wanda Plumlee Hight, as born Dec. 5, 1940, in Wabash, Ind., and died Jan. 23, 2004, in West Plains, Mo. She married Jimmie Dale Lambert Feb. 4, 1963 in Drain, Ore. She was a homemaker and an artist and had worked as a real estate salesperson. She was a member of Faith Baptist Church in Mammoth Spring...
Randel R. Haslett (02/05/04)
Randel R. Haslett, 90, son of Ruben Jackson Haslett and Mary Jane Morris Haslett, was born Jan. 20, 1914, at Sturkie, Ark. He died Jan. 23, 2004, in Broken Arrow, Okla. He worked in California agriculture until his retirement in 1978. He attended the Church of Christ for many years...
Sally Ann Oldfield (02/05/04)
Sally Ann Oldfield, 54, of Ash Flat, Ark., died Jan. 27, 2004, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. She was born June 21, 1949, in Southhampton, Ind., the daughter of Florence Tunis Jennings and Luther Jennings. She was a homemaker. Survivors include her husband, Barney Oldfield of Ash Flat, Ark.; four brothers -- Roy Johnson of Chicago, Ill., Marshall Maxwell of Chicago, Joe Llamas of Danville, Ky., and Carlos Llamas of Danville, Ky.; five sisters -- Daisy Llamas of Indiana, Robin Llamas of Harrodsburg, Ky., Tina Llamas of Danville, Ky., Mary Penix of Harrodsburg, Ky., and Penny Slaughter of Danville, Ky... ...
Helen Glendale Rhea (02/05/04)
Helen Glendale Rhea, 79, of Allen, Texas, formerly of Salem, Ark., daughter of the late Gordon Houston and Iris Virginia Burns Rowden was born June 20, 1924, a Oxford, Ark. She died Jan. 29, 2004, in McKenney, Texas. She married Edmond George Rhea July 4, 1942, at Salem, and to this union two daughters were born. She spent her working years as a wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and a homemaker. She was a member of Salem Cumberland Presbyterian Church...
Betty Jean Morris (02/05/04)
Betty Jean Morris, 65, of Farmers Branch, Texas, died Jan. 27, 2004. She was born Dec. 31, 1938, the daughter of the late O. L. Morris and Ernestine Morris of Pocahontas, Ark. She was employed as a certified public accountant by CF & Company of Dallas...
Myrtle Oakes (02/05/04)
Myrtle Oakes, 89, of Thayer, Mo., daughter of the late Samuel and Margaret Huett Wicker was born at Sharp County, Ark., April 19, 1914, and died Jan. 19, 2004, at Shady Oaks Healthcare in Thayer. She was a member of Thayer Church of Christ. On Oct. 12, 1932, she married Arthur Oakes Sr., and to this union three children were born. He preceded her in death...
Irene Marie Powell (02/05/04)
Irene Marie Powell, 81, of Hot Springs, Ark., formerly of Salem, Ark., died Jan. 30, 2004, in Hot Springs at National Park Hospital. She was born in Sharp County Oct. 20, 1922, to the late Arthur and Nora Baldridge. She was married to Herman W. Powell. She was a retired dress designer and seamstress...
Ollie Marion Ragan (02/05/04)
Ollie Marion Ragan, son of the late G.M. Ragan and Lola Sandridge Ragan, was born Oct. 26, 1910, in Iron Point, Nev., and died Jan., 28, 2004, in West Plains, at the age of 93. He was a veteran of the United States Navy serving his country during World War II. He was a long time Thayer businessman and had been a member of First Baptist Church in Thayer for many years...
Genese Wilkerson (02/05/04)
Genese Wilkerson, 84, of Amarillo, Texas, formerly of Cave City, Ark., died Jan. 28, 2004, at Heritage Convalescent Center in Amarillo. Born Oct. 11, 1919, at Cave City, she was the daughter of Mamon E. and Lucille Laman Lathum. She was a homemaker and a member of Chaparal Hills Baptist Church in Amarillo, and a former member of Eastside Baptist Church in Cave City...
Alvin Frank Wales (02/05/04)
Alvin Frank Wales, 92, of Koshkonong, Mo., was born April 2, 1911, in Oregon County, Mo., and died Jan. 20, 2004, at his home. He worked as a farmer until 1952, when he and his family moved to Eureka, Calif., where he worked in the redwood lumber mills until his retirement in 1973. He then returned to Missouri where he spent the next 30 years working on the farm he loved. He was saved at an early age and was a member of First Baptist Church of Thayer, Mo...
Irene Pearl Wales (02/05/04)
Irene Pearl Wales, 93, of Koshkonong, Mo., was born April 10, 1910, in Oregon County, Mo., and died Jan. 22, 2004, at Shady Oaks Healthcare in Thayer, Mo. She taught in the Kings Point, Bonds and Koshkonong schools until she moved to California in 1952, where she taught for 20 years, working with handicapped children. ...
William D. Robinson (02/05/04)
William D. Robinson, 81, of Kingsland, Ark., died Jan. 25, 2004, at Wagnon Place Nursing Home at Warren, Ark. He was born Nov. 16, 1922, at Hardy, son of George Albert Robinson and Iva Lane Robinson. He was retired from the military having served in the United States Army during World War II and the Korean War. He was a member of Reorganized Latter Day Saints, and was a retired truck driver...
Conrad Dwayne Bean (02/05/04)
Conrad Dwayne Bean, 64, son of the late Walter Robert and Bertha Eleanor Ellison Bean was born Sept. 22, 1939, at Kokomo, Ind. He died Jan. 26, 2004, in Salem, Ark. He spent his working years as a father and carpenter. He was a member of the Horseshoe Bend Eagles Club and Moose Lodge 739. He served in the United States Marine Corps...
Irene Marie Powell (02/05/04)
Irene Marie Powell, 81, of Hot Springs, Ark., formerly of Salem, Ark., died Jan. 30, 2004, in Hot Springs at National Park Hospital. She was born in Sharp County Oct. 20, 1922, to the late Arthur and Nora Baldridge. She was married to Herman W. Powell. She was a retired dress designer and seamstress...
Helen Glendale Rhea (02/05/04)
Helen Glendale Rhea, 79, of Allen, Texas, formerly of Salem, Ark., daughter of the late Gordon Houston and Iris Virginia Burns Rowden was born June 20, 1924, a Oxford, Ark. She died Jan. 29, 2004, in McKenney, Texas. She married Edmond George Rhea July 4, 1942, at Salem, and to this union two daughters were born. She spent her working years as a wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and a homemaker. She was a member of Salem Cumberland Presbyterian Church...
Betty Jean Morris (02/05/04)
Betty Jean Morris, 65, of Farmers Branch, Texas, died Jan. 27, 2004. She was born Dec. 31, 1938, the daughter of the late O. L. Morris and Ernestine Morris of Pocahontas, Ark. She was employed as a certified public accountant by CF & Company of Dallas...
Myrtle Oakes (02/05/04)
Myrtle Oakes, 89, of Thayer, Mo., daughter of the late Samuel and Margaret Huett Wicker was born at Sharp County, Ark., April 19, 1914, and died Jan. 19, 2004, at Shady Oaks Healthcare in Thayer. She was a member of Thayer Church of Christ. On Oct. 12, 1932, she married Arthur Oakes Sr., and to this union three children were born. He preceded her in death...
Ollie Marion Ragan (02/05/04)
Ollie Marion Ragan, son of the late G.M. Ragan and Lola Sandridge Ragan, was born Oct. 26, 1910, in Iron Point, Nev., and died Jan., 28, 2004, in West Plains, at the age of 93. He was a veteran of the United States Navy serving his country during World War II. He was a long time Thayer businessman and had been a member of First Baptist Church in Thayer for many years...
Sally Ann Oldfield (02/05/04)
Sally Ann Oldfield, 54, of Ash Flat, Ark., died Jan. 27, 2004, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. She was born June 21, 1949, in Southhampton, Ind., the daughter of Florence Tunis Jennings and Luther Jennings. She was a homemaker. Survivors include her husband, Barney Oldfield of Ash Flat, Ark.; four brothers -- Roy Johnson of Chicago, Ill., Marshall Maxwell of Chicago, Joe Llamas of Danville, Ky., and Carlos Llamas of Danville, Ky.; five sisters -- Daisy Llamas of Indiana, Robin Llamas of Harrodsburg, Ky., Tina Llamas of Danville, Ky., Mary Penix of Harrodsburg, Ky., and Penny Slaughter of Danville, Ky... ...
Ollie Maxine Key (02/05/04)
Ollie Maxine Key, 84, of Alton, Mo., was born July 9, 1919, in Alton, Mo., and died Jan. 20, 2004. She married Sept. 17, 1937, in Salem, Ark., to Leonard Key. She was a homemaker and an employee at the Puritan Factory for 26 years and was a member of the Church of Christ...
Randel R. Haslett (02/05/04)
Randel R. Haslett, 90, son of Ruben Jackson Haslett and Mary Jane Morris Haslett, was born Jan. 20, 1914, at Sturkie, Ark. He died Jan. 23, 2004, in Broken Arrow, Okla. He worked in California agriculture until his retirement in 1978. He attended the Church of Christ for many years...
Elizabeth Norine Hodge (02/05/04)
Elizabeth Norine Hodge, 89, of Belle, Mo., formerly of Sandtown, Ark., died Jan. 28, 2004, in Frene Valley Retirement Center at Hermann, Mo. Born Oct. 5, 1914, at Sandtown, she was the daughter of William E. and Elizabeth Tugwell Montgomery. She was a retired school teacher and was a member of First Baptist Church in Belle, Mo...
Deanna Faye Lambert (02/05/04)
Deanna Faye Lambert, 63, daughter of the late Lewis Hight and Wanda Plumlee Hight, as born Dec. 5, 1940, in Wabash, Ind., and died Jan. 23, 2004, in West Plains, Mo. She married Jimmie Dale Lambert Feb. 4, 1963 in Drain, Ore. She was a homemaker and an artist and had worked as a real estate salesperson. She was a member of Faith Baptist Church in Mammoth Spring...
Conrad Dwayne Bean (02/05/04)
Conrad Dwayne Bean, 64, son of the late Walter Robert and Bertha Eleanor Ellison Bean was born Sept. 22, 1939, at Kokomo, Ind. He died Jan. 26, 2004, in Salem, Ark. He spent his working years as a father and carpenter. He was a member of the Horseshoe Bend Eagles Club and Moose Lodge 739. He served in the United States Marine Corps...
William D. Robinson (02/05/04)
William D. Robinson, 81, of Kingsland, Ark., died Jan. 25, 2004, at Wagnon Place Nursing Home at Warren, Ark. He was born Nov. 16, 1922, at Hardy, son of George Albert Robinson and Iva Lane Robinson. He was retired from the military having served in the United States Army during World War II and the Korean War. He was a member of Reorganized Latter Day Saints, and was a retired truck driver...
Irene Pearl Wales (02/05/04)
Irene Pearl Wales, 93, of Koshkonong, Mo., was born April 10, 1910, in Oregon County, Mo., and died Jan. 22, 2004, at Shady Oaks Healthcare in Thayer, Mo. She taught in the Kings Point, Bonds and Koshkonong schools until she moved to California in 1952, where she taught for 20 years, working with handicapped children. ...
Alvin Frank Wales (02/05/04)
Alvin Frank Wales, 92, of Koshkonong, Mo., was born April 2, 1911, in Oregon County, Mo., and died Jan. 20, 2004, at his home. He worked as a farmer until 1952, when he and his family moved to Eureka, Calif., where he worked in the redwood lumber mills until his retirement in 1973. He then returned to Missouri where he spent the next 30 years working on the farm he loved. He was saved at an early age and was a member of First Baptist Church of Thayer, Mo...
Genese Wilkerson (02/05/04)
Genese Wilkerson, 84, of Amarillo, Texas, formerly of Cave City, Ark., died Jan. 28, 2004, at Heritage Convalescent Center in Amarillo. Born Oct. 11, 1919, at Cave City, she was the daughter of Mamon E. and Lucille Laman Lathum. She was a homemaker and a member of Chaparal Hills Baptist Church in Amarillo, and a former member of Eastside Baptist Church in Cave City...
Linden James Whitlow (02/05/04)
Robert and Nina Whitlow of Cherokee Village have announced the birth of their son, Linden James Whitlow, Jan. 27, 2004, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. He weighed 7 pounds, 7 ounces, and was welcomed home by his siblings Cassidy and Jake Berton...
Annie Leola Blevins (02/05/04)
Brooks and Sharon Blevins of Violet Hill have announced the birth of their daughter, Annie Leola Blevins, Jan. 27, 2004, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. She weighed 9 pounds, 1 ounce, and was welcomed by her brother, Bryan. Grandparents are Lindle and Carolyn Blevins, Darell Webb, and Kathleen Webb...
Jessie Duane Henley (02/05/04)
Johnny Henley and Tracy Sisco of Williford have announced the birth of their son, Jessie Duane Henley, born Jan. 26, 2004, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. He weighed 6 pounds, 8 ounces, and was welcomed home by his siblings Paige Hartness and Karen Henley...
Jessie Duane Henley (02/05/04)
Johnny Henley and Tracy Sisco of Williford have announced the birth of their son, Jessie Duane Henley, born Jan. 26, 2004, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. He weighed 6 pounds, 8 ounces, and was welcomed home by his siblings Paige Hartness and Karen Henley...
Linden James Whitlow (02/05/04)
Robert and Nina Whitlow of Cherokee Village have announced the birth of their son, Linden James Whitlow, Jan. 27, 2004, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. He weighed 7 pounds, 7 ounces, and was welcomed home by his siblings Cassidy and Jake Berton...
Annie Leola Blevins (02/05/04)
Brooks and Sharon Blevins of Violet Hill have announced the birth of their daughter, Annie Leola Blevins, Jan. 27, 2004, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. She weighed 9 pounds, 1 ounce, and was welcomed by her brother, Bryan. Grandparents are Lindle and Carolyn Blevins, Darell Webb, and Kathleen Webb...
Williamses celebrate 50th anniversary (02/05/04)
Ray and Mary Williams of Myron celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Jan. 23. The Williamses have four children -- Darrell Williams and Dennis Williams, both of Ash Flat, Anita Owens of Hardy, and Brenda Parker of St. Charles, Mo. They have nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren...
Rigwoods fete 50 years (02/05/04)
Edward and Theresa Rigwood of Cherokee Village celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Jan. 30. The Rigwoods have four children, 10 grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. A family celebration is planned for July.
Williamses celebrate 50th anniversary (02/05/04)
Ray and Mary Williams of Myron celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Jan. 23. The Williamses have four children -- Darrell Williams and Dennis Williams, both of Ash Flat, Anita Owens of Hardy, and Brenda Parker of St. Charles, Mo. They have nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren...
Rigwoods fete 50 years (02/05/04)
Edward and Theresa Rigwood of Cherokee Village celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Jan. 30. The Rigwoods have four children, 10 grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. A family celebration is planned for July.
Walking With Jackie the Ripper (02/05/04)
Jackie and I like old cemeteries. Probably this dates back to my youth. When I was growing up our little town didn't offer a whole lot in the way of entertainment during the summer unless one happened to be fortunate enough to have some dogs. We always had some dogs, and therefore I could look forward to the coming of early August when the canine population was frequently seized with what we kids called "runnin' fits." That phenomenon woke us up in a hurry for we equated these attacks with rabies and obviously such "mad dogs" taking over the community tended to blast our peace and tranquility.. ...
Difficult decisions editors make (02/05/04)
Question: Should a newspaper publish the name of someone arrested for rape? I asked the question to a group of persons who, in some professional or volunteer capacity, confront the issue of domestic abuse. The session, held recently at Highland City Hall, was organized by Donna Soliday, outreach coordinator of Ozark Family Development Center in Highland. It was the first meeting of the Coordinated Community Response team Soliday is organizing...
Boldly Going Nowhere (02/05/04)
Bob Brewer was born and raised in western Arkansas. As a youngster, his great-uncle introduced him to a mystery that included wilderness paths, hidden symbols, carvings on trees and rocks, and the topography of certain areas. The old man was the keeper of some sort of secret knowledge that he kept to himself...
Boldly Going Nowhere (02/05/04)
Bob Brewer was born and raised in western Arkansas. As a youngster, his great-uncle introduced him to a mystery that included wilderness paths, hidden symbols, carvings on trees and rocks, and the topography of certain areas. The old man was the keeper of some sort of secret knowledge that he kept to himself...
Walking With Jackie the Ripper (02/05/04)
Jackie and I like old cemeteries. Probably this dates back to my youth. When I was growing up our little town didn't offer a whole lot in the way of entertainment during the summer unless one happened to be fortunate enough to have some dogs. We always had some dogs, and therefore I could look forward to the coming of early August when the canine population was frequently seized with what we kids called "runnin' fits." That phenomenon woke us up in a hurry for we equated these attacks with rabies and obviously such "mad dogs" taking over the community tended to blast our peace and tranquility.. ...
Difficult decisions editors make (02/05/04)
Question: Should a newspaper publish the name of someone arrested for rape? I asked the question to a group of persons who, in some professional or volunteer capacity, confront the issue of domestic abuse. The session, held recently at Highland City Hall, was organized by Donna Soliday, outreach coordinator of Ozark Family Development Center in Highland. It was the first meeting of the Coordinated Community Response team Soliday is organizing...