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Stories from Thursday, February 19, 2004

Suspected marijuana found on man at courthouse (02/19/04)
A Salem area man is facing misdemeanor marijuana possession charges after he was allegedly caught smoking a marijuana cigarette on the Fulton County Courthouse grounds. According to Salem police Chief Al Roork, Jeremy Niederbrach, 26, of Salem was at the courthouse facing a variety of charges which included a second-degree criminal mischief charge and parole violation. ...
Extension meeting set at F&F (02/19/04)
THAYER -- Oregon County residents are invited to attend the Oregon County Extension's annual meeting Feb. 19 at the Fun and Friends Senior Citizen Center in Thayer. Meeting registration will begin at 6 p.m. with the covered dish meal starting at 6:30 p.m...
High School Career Day planned at SMSU West Plains (02/19/04)
AREA -- The Ozark Heritage Region and Southwest Missouri State University at West Plains (SMSU-WP) will hold its annual Career Day March 30. According to Mylee Smith, co-chairman of the event, Career Day is held annually to familiarize area high school juniors and seniors of the job opportunities that exist in Oregon, Howell, Shannon, Texas, Douglas, Ozark and Wright counties in southern Missouri. ...
Couch principals' contracts renewed (02/19/04)
COUCH -- Couch School Superintendent Rolla Fraley discussed the upcoming Missouri School Improvement Program (MSIP) review and budgetary concerns at the Feb. 10 Couch School Board meeting. School board members approved the Missouri School Board Association (MSBA) policy updates and voted to table bus bids until the next meeting. ...
Oregon County Commission approves budget (02/19/04)
OREGON COUNTY -- The Oregon County Commission met recently in the commissioner's office at the courthouse in Alton to discuss and finalize the county budget for 2004. The budget was unanimously approved. County Clerk Gary Hensley announced at the budget hearing that the county projected $1,872,694 in the General Revenue Fund with projected expenditures of $1,362,857. Hensley said he expected a year-end balance of $509,836...
Bend council must fill 6 vacancies (02/19/04)
Selection of the new MRID commissioners dominated the agenda at the Horseshoe Bend City Council meeting Feb. 16. Jim Thompson, a member of the MRID commission, turned in his letter of resignation effective April 1. Horseshoe Bend Mayor Bob Spears rejected the resignation letter initially, saying that Thompson's experience was needed during this time of transition for the MRID. ...
Mills wins TES spelling bee, Martin is runner-up (02/19/04)
THAYER -- Thayer Elementary School has been invited to participate in the KY3 for Kids Spelling Bee. The local spelling bee was held for the fifth and sixth-grade students Feb. 10. The winner was fifth grader Brandon Mills. He is the son of Alan and Lynette Mills. The runner-up was sixth grader Grant Martin. He is the son of Mark and Monica Martin...
State park drains Mammoth Spring Lake (02/19/04)
MAMMOTH SPRING -- Mammoth Spring Lake at Mammoth Spring State Park was first drained three years ago when a new permanent water supply line was built at the National Fish Hatchery, close to the park. The lake was drained again last year and this year in an effort to kill the dense aquatic vegetation (lake weeds) that grows in most all of the lake...
Thompson to leave Bend's MRID (02/19/04)
Horseshoe Bend MRID Commissioner Jim Thompson will resign effective April 1. Thompson said, "There are a myriad of problems facing the MRID, and there were disagreements between the commissioners and the city as to how some of these problems should be addressed." Thompson also said that the long hours associated with the job and ill health were factors in his decision to step down as a commissioner. ...
You gotta want to learn to read (02/19/04)
February is Black History Month, a time to celebrate all the contributions African Americans have made to the state of Arkansas and to our communities. The first official record of African-Americans living in Arkansas was in 1721, more than 100 years before statehood. Since that time, through hardships, slavery and civil rights reform, African-Americans have pushed ahead to overcome and to succeed...
Firetruck finds new home with Myrtle VFD (02/19/04)
MYRTLE -- After years of working with hardly adequate firetrucks the Myrtle Volunteer Fire Department received a Federal Emergency Manage-ment Agency grant that enabled it to buy a slightly used firetruck for their department. According to Myrtle Fire Chief Carroll Garrison, the FEMA grant was for $72,000. The department kicked in 10 percent of the total cost of the truck, which was $80,000...
Couch principals' contracts renewed (02/19/04)
COUCH -- Couch School Superintendent Rolla Fraley discussed the upcoming Missouri School Improvement Program (MSIP) review and budgetary concerns at the Feb. 10 Couch School Board meeting. School board members approved the Missouri School Board Association (MSBA) policy updates and voted to table bus bids until the next meeting. ...
Extension meeting set at F&F (02/19/04)
THAYER -- Oregon County residents are invited to attend the Oregon County Extension's annual meeting Feb. 19 at the Fun and Friends Senior Citizen Center in Thayer. Meeting registration will begin at 6 p.m. with the covered dish meal starting at 6:30 p.m...
Suspected marijuana found on man at courthouse (02/19/04)
A Salem area man is facing misdemeanor marijuana possession charges after he was allegedly caught smoking a marijuana cigarette on the Fulton County Courthouse grounds. According to Salem police Chief Al Roork, Jeremy Niederbrach, 26, of Salem was at the courthouse facing a variety of charges which included a second-degree criminal mischief charge and parole violation. ...
Oregon County Commission approves budget (02/19/04)
OREGON COUNTY -- The Oregon County Commission met recently in the commissioner's office at the courthouse in Alton to discuss and finalize the county budget for 2004. The budget was unanimously approved. County Clerk Gary Hensley announced at the budget hearing that the county projected $1,872,694 in the General Revenue Fund with projected expenditures of $1,362,857. Hensley said he expected a year-end balance of $509,836...
Bend council must fill 6 vacancies (02/19/04)
Selection of the new MRID commissioners dominated the agenda at the Horseshoe Bend City Council meeting Feb. 16. Jim Thompson, a member of the MRID commission, turned in his letter of resignation effective April 1. Horseshoe Bend Mayor Bob Spears rejected the resignation letter initially, saying that Thompson's experience was needed during this time of transition for the MRID. ...
Thompson to leave Bend's MRID (02/19/04)
Horseshoe Bend MRID Commissioner Jim Thompson will resign effective April 1. Thompson said, "There are a myriad of problems facing the MRID, and there were disagreements between the commissioners and the city as to how some of these problems should be addressed." Thompson also said that the long hours associated with the job and ill health were factors in his decision to step down as a commissioner. ...
High School Career Day planned at SMSU West Plains (02/19/04)
AREA -- The Ozark Heritage Region and Southwest Missouri State University at West Plains (SMSU-WP) will hold its annual Career Day March 30. According to Mylee Smith, co-chairman of the event, Career Day is held annually to familiarize area high school juniors and seniors of the job opportunities that exist in Oregon, Howell, Shannon, Texas, Douglas, Ozark and Wright counties in southern Missouri. ...
State park drains Mammoth Spring Lake (02/19/04)
MAMMOTH SPRING -- Mammoth Spring Lake at Mammoth Spring State Park was first drained three years ago when a new permanent water supply line was built at the National Fish Hatchery, close to the park. The lake was drained again last year and this year in an effort to kill the dense aquatic vegetation (lake weeds) that grows in most all of the lake...
Mills wins TES spelling bee, Martin is runner-up (02/19/04)
THAYER -- Thayer Elementary School has been invited to participate in the KY3 for Kids Spelling Bee. The local spelling bee was held for the fifth and sixth-grade students Feb. 10. The winner was fifth grader Brandon Mills. He is the son of Alan and Lynette Mills. The runner-up was sixth grader Grant Martin. He is the son of Mark and Monica Martin...
You gotta want to learn to read (02/19/04)
February is Black History Month, a time to celebrate all the contributions African Americans have made to the state of Arkansas and to our communities. The first official record of African-Americans living in Arkansas was in 1721, more than 100 years before statehood. Since that time, through hardships, slavery and civil rights reform, African-Americans have pushed ahead to overcome and to succeed...
Firetruck finds new home with Myrtle VFD (02/19/04)
MYRTLE -- After years of working with hardly adequate firetrucks the Myrtle Volunteer Fire Department received a Federal Emergency Manage-ment Agency grant that enabled it to buy a slightly used firetruck for their department. According to Myrtle Fire Chief Carroll Garrison, the FEMA grant was for $72,000. The department kicked in 10 percent of the total cost of the truck, which was $80,000...
Tyler, Gregson slate nuptials (02/19/04)
Kaylee Tyler, daughter of Kent and Lisa Tyler, of Mesquite, Texas, and Benjamin Gregson, son of Keith and Cynde Gregson of Ash Flat, will unite in marriage June 5 in Dallas. The couple will live in Searcy. The bride-elect is a junior at Harding University in Searcy majoring in speech therapy...
Roy to mark 90 years (02/19/04)
Bea Roy of Riverton will celebrate her 90th birthday Feb. 22. All family and friends are invited to stop by the community center of the BB Road VFD on her special day for cake from 1 to 5 p.m. She requests no gifts. Those who are unable to attend the celebration can send cards to her at Route 1, Box 1261, Alton, MO 65606...
Gibson's Passion to show in Batesville (02/19/04)
Mel Gibson's "The Passion of the Christ" opens Ash Wednesday, Feb. 25, at the Oaks 7 Cinema at 2250 Harrison Street in Batesville. Advance tickets are available now. To get tickets one must go to the cinema. The box office opens at 6:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday and at noon Friday, Saturday and Sunday...
Roy to mark 90 years (02/19/04)
Bea Roy of Riverton will celebrate her 90th birthday Feb. 22. All family and friends are invited to stop by the community center of the BB Road VFD on her special day for cake from 1 to 5 p.m. She requests no gifts. Those who are unable to attend the celebration can send cards to her at Route 1, Box 1261, Alton, MO 65606...
Tyler, Gregson slate nuptials (02/19/04)
Kaylee Tyler, daughter of Kent and Lisa Tyler, of Mesquite, Texas, and Benjamin Gregson, son of Keith and Cynde Gregson of Ash Flat, will unite in marriage June 5 in Dallas. The couple will live in Searcy. The bride-elect is a junior at Harding University in Searcy majoring in speech therapy...
Gibson's Passion to show in Batesville (02/19/04)
Mel Gibson's "The Passion of the Christ" opens Ash Wednesday, Feb. 25, at the Oaks 7 Cinema at 2250 Harrison Street in Batesville. Advance tickets are available now. To get tickets one must go to the cinema. The box office opens at 6:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday and at noon Friday, Saturday and Sunday...
Bears blast Indians (02/19/04)
With the regular season winding down, it somehow seemed appropriate that the Williford Indians and Mammoth Spring Bears hooked up for a hardwood matchup Feb. 12 at Mammoth Spring. After all, both schools are caught up in the wave of Arkansas' education reform, with a good possibility that the Williford school district will merge with Mammoth Spring in the near future as a part of the voluntary administrative consolidation package proposed by state legislators...
Salem, ICC tops in district tourney (02/19/04)
Heading into the finals of the 2AA-North Junior High District Tournament at Sloan-Hendrix Feb. 14, it looked like Salem had ideas on cornering the market on hardware for the trophy case back at the Dawg Pound. As it turned out, the Hounds brought one first-place and one runner-up trophy back with them to Fulton County...
Bearkatz stun Rebels (02/19/04)
Melbourne answers Rural Special challenge with impressive comeback As most outdoor enthusiasts know, one of the most dangerous things you can do is get a wildcat backed into a corner with nowhere to turn. Chances are, if you do this, you'll end up getting hurt...
Slow third period dooms Cats (02/19/04)
If the Thayer Bobcats have an Achilles' heel this year, it just might be their lack of scoring punch in the third period of games. Of the Bobcats' nine losses on the year, most have been aided in part by the inability to take control of the game after leaving the halftime locker room...
Slow third period dooms Cats (02/19/04)
If the Thayer Bobcats have an Achilles' heel this year, it just might be their lack of scoring punch in the third period of games. Of the Bobcats' nine losses on the year, most have been aided in part by the inability to take control of the game after leaving the halftime locker room...
Bearkatz stun Rebels (02/19/04)
Melbourne answers Rural Special challenge with impressive comeback As most outdoor enthusiasts know, one of the most dangerous things you can do is get a wildcat backed into a corner with nowhere to turn. Chances are, if you do this, you'll end up getting hurt...
Bears blast Indians (02/19/04)
With the regular season winding down, it somehow seemed appropriate that the Williford Indians and Mammoth Spring Bears hooked up for a hardwood matchup Feb. 12 at Mammoth Spring. After all, both schools are caught up in the wave of Arkansas' education reform, with a good possibility that the Williford school district will merge with Mammoth Spring in the near future as a part of the voluntary administrative consolidation package proposed by state legislators...
Salem, ICC tops in district tourney (02/19/04)
Heading into the finals of the 2AA-North Junior High District Tournament at Sloan-Hendrix Feb. 14, it looked like Salem had ideas on cornering the market on hardware for the trophy case back at the Dawg Pound. As it turned out, the Hounds brought one first-place and one runner-up trophy back with them to Fulton County...
Frances E. Pettengell (02/19/04)
Frances E. Pettengell, 83, of Cherokee Village passed away Feb. 13, 2004, at St. Vincent's Infirmary in Little Rock. She was born Jan. 29, 1921, in Blue Earth, Minn., the daughter of Arthur and Clarissa Peterson. She was married to Robert E. Pettengell on Oct. 9, 1943, in Yuma, Ariz. She moved to Cherokee Village 10 years ago from Jonesboro, Ark. She was a member of St. Michael's Catholic Church...
Donna Lynne Washam (02/19/04)
Donna Lynne Washam was born Sept. 13, 1951. She attended Holland and Hickory Hills Grade School and Glendale High School. From her early years, she loved music and ballet classes but she found her true passion in Middle Eastern dance. When her children were old enough she traveled to study with several professional Middle Eastern Dancers. ...
Marvin Ed Sisco (02/19/04)
Marvin Ed Sisco, 71, of Licking, Mo., was born June 27, 1932, in Alton, Mo., and died Feb. 5, 2004, at his home. For over 24 years, until her death in 2002, Marvin and his wife, Nancy, traveled to Alton each Sunday morning to attend church at United Baptist Church...
Lonell Holt (02/19/04)
Lonell Holt, 74, of Hardy, Ark., died Feb. 8, 2004, at Fulton County Hospital in Salem, Ark. Born July 16, 1929, at Cherry Valley, Ark., she was the daughter of Lonnie and Sellia Jane Williams Holt. She was a homemaker and a member of the Church of God in Rochelle, Ill. She attended Garner's Chapel Church in Hardy...
Agnes Bouknecht (02/19/04)
Agnes Bouknecht, 90, of Cherokee Village, Ark., died Feb. 12, 2004, at Eaglecrest Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Ash Flat. She was born Sept. 14, 1913. She was a homemaker and was of the Methodist faith. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold bouknecht Jan. 21, 2002. The body will be cremated and interment will be at a later date. Arrangements are by Heath Funeral Home of Hardy...
Joann "Annie" Gazaway (02/19/04)
Joann "Annie" Mendenhall Gazaway, 81, of Alton, Mo., was born Dec. 26, 1922, in Seymour, Mo., and died Feb. 10, 2004, at the Brooke Haven Healthcare Center in West Plains, Mo. Surviving are a host of nieces and nephews. Preceding her in death were her parents -- Joseph Connett and annie McCaslin Connett; two husband -- Claude Mendenhall and Joe Gazaway; a sister, Jocie Bridges; an infant brother, Edward connett; four half-sisters -- Iva Tillman, Hattie Sisco, Lillie Morris, and Laura Connett; and three half-brothers -- James W. ...
Joe McCollom (02/19/04)
Joe McCollom, age 77 of Alton, M0., was born June 26, 1926, in Detroit, Mich., and passed away Feb. 10, 2004, at the Shady Oaks Nursing Home in Thayer, Mo. Joe lead an interesting and full life. A veteran of World War II, in the U.S. Naval Air Force he served in the South Pacific theater; and was a General Motors spokesperson and presenter of GM Motorama dream cars in Detroit, Mich., and across the country He was a lawyer, assistant district attorney and District Court Judge in Jackson, Mich.; contractor for beverage sales at the Houston, Texas Astrodome skyboxes, and was an organic market gardener in Alton, Mo. ...
Sylvia Mae Sneed (02/19/04)
Sylvia Mae Drury Sneed, 88, of Strawberry died Feb. 14, 2004, at Cave City Nursing Home in Cave City, Ark. Born May 10, 1915, at Swifton, Ark., she was the daughter of William C. and Willie Wagster Drury. She was a homemaker and a member of Jerusalem Mission-ary Baptist Church at Strawberry...
Larry W. Humphreys (02/19/04)
Larry Wayne Humphreys, 41, of Fayetteville, Ark., died Feb. 8, 2004, in Fayetteville. Born April 1, 1962, in Anniston, Ala., he was the son of Ray Humphreys and Nora Haigwood Humphreys. He worked in construction as a block mason. Survivors include his parents -- Ray and Nora Humphreys of Ash Flat, Ark.; two sons -- Andrew and Travis Humphreys, both of Kentucky; a daughter, Cynthia Humphreys of Cushman, Ark.; a brother, Curtis Humpheys of Hardy, Ark; a sister, Tina Hamm of Waynesboro, Miss...
Carolyn L. Sarantos (02/19/04)
Carolyn L. Sarantos, 75, of Cherokee Village, Ark., died Jan. 22, 2004, at Eastern Ozarks Regional Health System in Cherokee Village. She was born Feb. 21, 1928, in Los angeles, Calif., the daughter of Victoria Margaret Stevens and Allen Miles McConnell...
Eulah Vircie Case (02/19/04)
Eulah Vircie Case, 87, daughter of the late Rev. Billie Rogers and Ettie Mae McGhee Rogers, was born Dec. 8, 1916, in Myrtle, Mo., and died Feb. 1, 2004, in St. Louis, Mo. She was married Aug. 18, 1934, in Myrtle, Mo., to James William Case. She was a seamstress, working in garment factories in St. ...
Bessie Lorene Jones (02/19/04)
Bessie Lorene Jones, daughter of the late John Henry Rogers and Etta Mae Banks Rogers, was born July 1, 1920, in Koshkonong, Mo., and died Feb. 3, 2004 in Springfield, Mo. She was married Aug. 5, 1940, in Koshkonong, Mo. to Loyd E. Jones. She was a homemaker and a garment factory worker, working for over 30 years. ...
Mark F. Ball (02/19/04)
Mark F. Ball, 75, of Williford, Ark., died Feb. 13, 2004, at Eastern Ozarks Regional Health System in Cherokee Village. Born April 6, 1928, in Hickory Ridge, Ark., he was the son of Robert and Mary Wisemore Ball. He enlisted in the Navy in 1944 at the age of 15. ...
Thelma Edith Simpson (02/19/04)
Thelma Edith Simpson, 90, of Alton, Mo., was born Dec. 12, 1913, in Oregon County, Mo., and died Feb. 7, 2004, at the Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains, Mo. Survivors include a son, Donald Simpson; a grandson, Bruce Simpson, both of Alton; and numerous other relatives and friends...
Thelma Edith Simpson (02/19/04)
Thelma Edith Simpson, 90, of Alton, Mo., was born Dec. 12, 1913, in Oregon County, Mo., and died Feb. 7, 2004, at the Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains, Mo. Survivors include a son, Donald Simpson; a grandson, Bruce Simpson, both of Alton; and numerous other relatives and friends...
Donna Lynne Washam (02/19/04)
Donna Lynne Washam was born Sept. 13, 1951. She attended Holland and Hickory Hills Grade School and Glendale High School. From her early years, she loved music and ballet classes but she found her true passion in Middle Eastern dance. When her children were old enough she traveled to study with several professional Middle Eastern Dancers. ...
Mark F. Ball (02/19/04)
Mark F. Ball, 75, of Williford, Ark., died Feb. 13, 2004, at Eastern Ozarks Regional Health System in Cherokee Village. Born April 6, 1928, in Hickory Ridge, Ark., he was the son of Robert and Mary Wisemore Ball. He enlisted in the Navy in 1944 at the age of 15. ...
Larry W. Humphreys (02/19/04)
Larry Wayne Humphreys, 41, of Fayetteville, Ark., died Feb. 8, 2004, in Fayetteville. Born April 1, 1962, in Anniston, Ala., he was the son of Ray Humphreys and Nora Haigwood Humphreys. He worked in construction as a block mason. Survivors include his parents -- Ray and Nora Humphreys of Ash Flat, Ark.; two sons -- Andrew and Travis Humphreys, both of Kentucky; a daughter, Cynthia Humphreys of Cushman, Ark.; a brother, Curtis Humpheys of Hardy, Ark; a sister, Tina Hamm of Waynesboro, Miss...
Bessie Lorene Jones (02/19/04)
Bessie Lorene Jones, daughter of the late John Henry Rogers and Etta Mae Banks Rogers, was born July 1, 1920, in Koshkonong, Mo., and died Feb. 3, 2004 in Springfield, Mo. She was married Aug. 5, 1940, in Koshkonong, Mo. to Loyd E. Jones. She was a homemaker and a garment factory worker, working for over 30 years. ...
Eulah Vircie Case (02/19/04)
Eulah Vircie Case, 87, daughter of the late Rev. Billie Rogers and Ettie Mae McGhee Rogers, was born Dec. 8, 1916, in Myrtle, Mo., and died Feb. 1, 2004, in St. Louis, Mo. She was married Aug. 18, 1934, in Myrtle, Mo., to James William Case. She was a seamstress, working in garment factories in St. ...
Carolyn L. Sarantos (02/19/04)
Carolyn L. Sarantos, 75, of Cherokee Village, Ark., died Jan. 22, 2004, at Eastern Ozarks Regional Health System in Cherokee Village. She was born Feb. 21, 1928, in Los angeles, Calif., the daughter of Victoria Margaret Stevens and Allen Miles McConnell...
Sylvia Mae Sneed (02/19/04)
Sylvia Mae Drury Sneed, 88, of Strawberry died Feb. 14, 2004, at Cave City Nursing Home in Cave City, Ark. Born May 10, 1915, at Swifton, Ark., she was the daughter of William C. and Willie Wagster Drury. She was a homemaker and a member of Jerusalem Mission-ary Baptist Church at Strawberry...
Frances E. Pettengell (02/19/04)
Frances E. Pettengell, 83, of Cherokee Village passed away Feb. 13, 2004, at St. Vincent's Infirmary in Little Rock. She was born Jan. 29, 1921, in Blue Earth, Minn., the daughter of Arthur and Clarissa Peterson. She was married to Robert E. Pettengell on Oct. 9, 1943, in Yuma, Ariz. She moved to Cherokee Village 10 years ago from Jonesboro, Ark. She was a member of St. Michael's Catholic Church...
Marvin Ed Sisco (02/19/04)
Marvin Ed Sisco, 71, of Licking, Mo., was born June 27, 1932, in Alton, Mo., and died Feb. 5, 2004, at his home. For over 24 years, until her death in 2002, Marvin and his wife, Nancy, traveled to Alton each Sunday morning to attend church at United Baptist Church...
Lonell Holt (02/19/04)
Lonell Holt, 74, of Hardy, Ark., died Feb. 8, 2004, at Fulton County Hospital in Salem, Ark. Born July 16, 1929, at Cherry Valley, Ark., she was the daughter of Lonnie and Sellia Jane Williams Holt. She was a homemaker and a member of the Church of God in Rochelle, Ill. She attended Garner's Chapel Church in Hardy...
Agnes Bouknecht (02/19/04)
Agnes Bouknecht, 90, of Cherokee Village, Ark., died Feb. 12, 2004, at Eaglecrest Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Ash Flat. She was born Sept. 14, 1913. She was a homemaker and was of the Methodist faith. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold bouknecht Jan. 21, 2002. The body will be cremated and interment will be at a later date. Arrangements are by Heath Funeral Home of Hardy...
Joann "Annie" Gazaway (02/19/04)
Joann "Annie" Mendenhall Gazaway, 81, of Alton, Mo., was born Dec. 26, 1922, in Seymour, Mo., and died Feb. 10, 2004, at the Brooke Haven Healthcare Center in West Plains, Mo. Surviving are a host of nieces and nephews. Preceding her in death were her parents -- Joseph Connett and annie McCaslin Connett; two husband -- Claude Mendenhall and Joe Gazaway; a sister, Jocie Bridges; an infant brother, Edward connett; four half-sisters -- Iva Tillman, Hattie Sisco, Lillie Morris, and Laura Connett; and three half-brothers -- James W. ...
Joe McCollom (02/19/04)
Joe McCollom, age 77 of Alton, M0., was born June 26, 1926, in Detroit, Mich., and passed away Feb. 10, 2004, at the Shady Oaks Nursing Home in Thayer, Mo. Joe lead an interesting and full life. A veteran of World War II, in the U.S. Naval Air Force he served in the South Pacific theater; and was a General Motors spokesperson and presenter of GM Motorama dream cars in Detroit, Mich., and across the country He was a lawyer, assistant district attorney and District Court Judge in Jackson, Mich.; contractor for beverage sales at the Houston, Texas Astrodome skyboxes, and was an organic market gardener in Alton, Mo. ...
William Alexander Wright (02/19/04)
William James Wright and Angela Michelle Konrad of Thayer have announced the birth of their son, William Alexander Wright, at 12:46 p.m. Jan. 28, 2004, at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains. He weighed 10 pounds, 9 ounces and was 21.5 inches long...
Tucker James McKee (02/19/04)
Brad and Cathy McKee of Alton have announced the birth of their son, Tucker James McKee, at 11:12 a.m. Jan. 26, 2004, at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains. He weighed 6 pounds, 6 ounces, and was 18.5 inches long. He was welcomed by his siblings Chelsea, 14, Hannah, 11 and Brody, 22 months...
Payton Olon Tucker (02/19/04)
Nicholas Tucker and Kristina Welch of Alton have announced the birth of their son, Payton Olon Tucker, at 1:02 a.m. Jan. 29, 2004, at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains. He weighed 7 pounds, 2 ounces, and was 19.75 inches long. Grandparents are Sheryl Griggs of Salem, Joe Griggs of Salem, Nevia Tucker of Thayer, and Faye Avery and Neil Avery of Arbourndale, Fla...
Riley Ann Lafevers (02/19/04)
Sara Wilden and Charlie LaFevers of Salem have announced the birth of their daughter, Riley Ann LaFevers, at 1:26 a.m. Dec. 24, 2003, at Baxter Regional Medical Center in Mountain Home. She weighed 7 pounds, 2 ounces and was 19-1/2 inches long. Grandparents are C.K. and Della LaFevers of Salem, and Carla Wilden of Salem...
Clayton to turn 90 (02/19/04)
The children of Artie Clayton invite all friends and family to celebrate their mother's 90th birthday at 2 p.m. Feb. 22 at the Salem Senior Citizens Center. They request no gifts. Artie Clayton was born Feb. 23, 1914. She was married to the late Jack Clayton. She has three sons -- Paul Clayton of Columbia, Mo., Jimmy Clayton of Little Rock, and Jackie Clayton of Salem -- and a daughter, Nancy Barnett of Salem...
Ryan Conner Rupe (02/19/04)
Dr. Heather and Russell Rupe of Akron, Ohio, have announced the birth of their son, Ryan Conner Rupe, Jan. 21, 2004. He weighed 7 pounds, 1 ounce. Grandparents are Kendall and LaVonda Patterson of Hohenwald, Tenn., and Paul and Emy Hoyt of Broken Arrow, Okla...
Daniel D. Lingenfelter (02/19/04)
Justin and Lacey Lingenfelter have announced the birth of their son, Daniel David Lingenfelter, at 8:02 a.m., Jan. 12, 2004. He weighed 9 pounds, 2 ounces, and was 21 inches long. Grandparents are David Manes and the late Katy Manes, and Danny and Brenda White...
Abigail Paige Stephens, Adrian Gage Stephens (02/19/04)
Jason and Stephanie Stephens of Evening Shade have announced the birth of twins Feb. 3, 2004, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Abigail Paige Stephens was born at 9:56 p.m. and weighed 5 pounds, 8 ounces. Adrian Gage Stephens was born at 9:55 p.m. and weighed 4 pounds, 15 ounces. They were welcomed home by their 8-year-old sister, Megan Stephens...
Ryan Conner Rupe (02/19/04)
Dr. Heather and Russell Rupe of Akron, Ohio, have announced the birth of their son, Ryan Conner Rupe, Jan. 21, 2004. He weighed 7 pounds, 1 ounce. Grandparents are Kendall and LaVonda Patterson of Hohenwald, Tenn., and Paul and Emy Hoyt of Broken Arrow, Okla...
William Alexander Wright (02/19/04)
William James Wright and Angela Michelle Konrad of Thayer have announced the birth of their son, William Alexander Wright, at 12:46 p.m. Jan. 28, 2004, at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains. He weighed 10 pounds, 9 ounces and was 21.5 inches long...
Tucker James McKee (02/19/04)
Brad and Cathy McKee of Alton have announced the birth of their son, Tucker James McKee, at 11:12 a.m. Jan. 26, 2004, at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains. He weighed 6 pounds, 6 ounces, and was 18.5 inches long. He was welcomed by his siblings Chelsea, 14, Hannah, 11 and Brody, 22 months...
Payton Olon Tucker (02/19/04)
Nicholas Tucker and Kristina Welch of Alton have announced the birth of their son, Payton Olon Tucker, at 1:02 a.m. Jan. 29, 2004, at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains. He weighed 7 pounds, 2 ounces, and was 19.75 inches long. Grandparents are Sheryl Griggs of Salem, Joe Griggs of Salem, Nevia Tucker of Thayer, and Faye Avery and Neil Avery of Arbourndale, Fla...
Riley Ann Lafevers (02/19/04)
Sara Wilden and Charlie LaFevers of Salem have announced the birth of their daughter, Riley Ann LaFevers, at 1:26 a.m. Dec. 24, 2003, at Baxter Regional Medical Center in Mountain Home. She weighed 7 pounds, 2 ounces and was 19-1/2 inches long. Grandparents are C.K. and Della LaFevers of Salem, and Carla Wilden of Salem...
Abigail Paige Stephens, Adrian Gage Stephens (02/19/04)
Jason and Stephanie Stephens of Evening Shade have announced the birth of twins Feb. 3, 2004, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. Abigail Paige Stephens was born at 9:56 p.m. and weighed 5 pounds, 8 ounces. Adrian Gage Stephens was born at 9:55 p.m. and weighed 4 pounds, 15 ounces. They were welcomed home by their 8-year-old sister, Megan Stephens...
Clayton to turn 90 (02/19/04)
The children of Artie Clayton invite all friends and family to celebrate their mother's 90th birthday at 2 p.m. Feb. 22 at the Salem Senior Citizens Center. They request no gifts. Artie Clayton was born Feb. 23, 1914. She was married to the late Jack Clayton. She has three sons -- Paul Clayton of Columbia, Mo., Jimmy Clayton of Little Rock, and Jackie Clayton of Salem -- and a daughter, Nancy Barnett of Salem...
Daniel D. Lingenfelter (02/19/04)
Justin and Lacey Lingenfelter have announced the birth of their son, Daniel David Lingenfelter, at 8:02 a.m., Jan. 12, 2004. He weighed 9 pounds, 2 ounces, and was 21 inches long. Grandparents are David Manes and the late Katy Manes, and Danny and Brenda White...
Walking With Jackie the Ripper (02/19/04)
When we are walking, Jackie loves to check out the ditches just in case some slob has thrown out anything edible. Unfortunately they often have and I wish they wouldn't for when I try to pry a chicken bone from her mouth, it's worth my hand all the way up to the elbow. The other morning all she could find was an old picture in the ditch so she treed that and had a baying fit. The scene was "Washington Crossing the Delaware," probably torn from a calendar which was long past its prime...
Boldly Going Nowhere (02/19/04)
The country seems to be in a mess these days. The solutions to most of our problems seem as obvious as the nose on each of our faces. Unfortunately, most people can't see their own nose without using a mirror. The Economy -- Even with a strong economy, new job creation is lagging behind. ...
Boldly Going Nowhere (02/19/04)
The country seems to be in a mess these days. The solutions to most of our problems seem as obvious as the nose on each of our faces. Unfortunately, most people can't see their own nose without using a mirror. The Economy -- Even with a strong economy, new job creation is lagging behind. ...
Walking With Jackie the Ripper (02/19/04)
When we are walking, Jackie loves to check out the ditches just in case some slob has thrown out anything edible. Unfortunately they often have and I wish they wouldn't for when I try to pry a chicken bone from her mouth, it's worth my hand all the way up to the elbow. The other morning all she could find was an old picture in the ditch so she treed that and had a baying fit. The scene was "Washington Crossing the Delaware," probably torn from a calendar which was long past its prime...