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Stories from Thursday, March 4, 2004

Candidates needed for SH Legislature (03/04/04)
OREGON COUNTY -- The Southwest Missouri Office on Aging is seeking candidates for the Silver Haired Legislature (SHL). Any Oregon County resident 60 or over may run for a position on the SHL Eastern District. The Eastern District is composed of Oregon, Howell, Douglas, Ozark, Shannon, Taney, Texas, Webster and Wright Counties. The position will be a two-year term...
Drug free message comes by air (03/04/04)
OREGON COUNTY -- Livingston, Tenn. is long way from Thayer, Mo. More than 200 miles to be exact. That did not keep two elementary school students from getting to know each other recently by way of a balloon. Every year, during March, during drug free activities at the school, students at Thayer Elementary School launch balloons in an effort to let other people around the country know their students and their school are drug free. ...
Live auction format successful for chamber (03/04/04)
At the Salem Chamber of Commerce meeting Feb. 26 chamber president Gary Phillips said the recent auction held at the Fulton County Fairgrounds was a huge success. He said there was some skepticism as to whether a live auction would raise as much money as the radio auction. The live auction raised almost as much money as the radio auction but with a lot less headache, he said...
Alton woman dies in accident (03/04/04)
ALTON -- An Alton woman died as a result of an accident Feb. 28, just west of Alton. According to a report from Troop G of the Missouri Highway Patrol, the accident occurred on Highway 160 one and one-half miles west of the city at 10 a.m. Trooper Clinton Howell said in a report that a 1984 Toyota truck driven by Viola Strain, 84, of Alton ran off the right side of the road after the driver lost control of the truck. Howell said Strain overcorrected the vehicle and then it struck a tree,...
Koshkonong FFA attends conference (03/04/04)
WEST PLAINS -- The Koshkonong FFA Chapter recently took their first year agricultural students to the West Plains Civic Center for the annual Greenhand Motivational Conference. The state FFA officers that attended the conference are college freshmen and high school seniors representing FFA members all over Missouri. At the Greenhand Motivational Conference the officers helped the new FFA agriculture students set goals for their education, careers and FFA projects...
Need a bin? Free recycling bins now available (03/04/04)
OREGON COUNTY -- Oregon County residents in need of new recycling bins may now pick them up at the Thayer City Hall, Oregon County Recycling Center or Alton City Hall. According South Central Solid Waste Management District (SCSWMD) Director Linda Roehl, the bins are free and can be picked up with or without lids...
Women walk across America to pray for nation (03/04/04)
Over a year ago two friends and one of their granddaughters made a decision that would change all of their lives. On May 12, 2003, the three women -- Lyn Hanush, Joni Balog, and Samantha Hanush-Garrett began a walk of faith in Blaine, Wash. For over a year that walk has continued uninterrupted across the United States...
GOLD MEDAL (03/04/04)
Couch FCCLA members Jennifer Wrenfrow and Vanessa Burgard received a gold medal for their chapter showcase manual during recent STAR events competition.
Wise: If tax fails, hospital may close (03/04/04)
On April 13 Fulton County residents will be asked to go to the polls and approve a 1/2-cent sales tax increase to benefit Fulton County Hospital. Hospital Administrator Frank Wise said without the tax money the hospital will be lost. "If the sales tax isn't passed, the hospital will fade away, I guarantee it."...
Mt. Pleasant consolidation decision may come next week (03/04/04)
The Mount Pleasant, Cushman and Evening Shade school boards met March 1 to discuss administrative consolidation options. Act 60, passed by the Arkansas Legislature, stipulates that school districts with less than 350 students must consolidate with another district...
HOUSE FIRE (03/04/04)
HOUSE FIRE: A blazing fire destroyed Brenda and Madison Hurst's house in Byron Feb. 26. Byron Fire Chief Bob Newman said the fire was likely started by a furnace in the back of the residence. Brenda Hurst said she was e-mailing her daughter at about 3 a.m. when her husband, Madison, rushed her out of the house. The Byron and Viola Fire Departments responded to the blaze. The house was a total loss...
Community learning center comes to Thayer (03/04/04)
Reporter's note: This is the first in a two-part series on a recent grant the Thayer School System received to fund a community learning center. THAYER -- On Feb. 9 the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education approved the request for funding made by the Thayer R-2 school system to establish a 21st Century Community Learning Center...
Cover and Langley team up to help animal control in Oregon and Fulton (03/04/04)
THAYER -- Cover Lumber Company in Thayer has again teamed with Langley Animal Clinic for a reduced animal spaying program for owners of dogs and cats in Oregon and Fulton Counties. The cost of spaying a female cat will be $15. The regular cost for this procedure is $50. The cost for a female dog will be $20. The regular cost for the dog spaying is $50 to $75...
Candidates needed for SH Legislature (03/04/04)
OREGON COUNTY -- The Southwest Missouri Office on Aging is seeking candidates for the Silver Haired Legislature (SHL). Any Oregon County resident 60 or over may run for a position on the SHL Eastern District. The Eastern District is composed of Oregon, Howell, Douglas, Ozark, Shannon, Taney, Texas, Webster and Wright Counties. The position will be a two-year term...
Koshkonong FFA attends conference (03/04/04)
WEST PLAINS -- The Koshkonong FFA Chapter recently took their first year agricultural students to the West Plains Civic Center for the annual Greenhand Motivational Conference. The state FFA officers that attended the conference are college freshmen and high school seniors representing FFA members all over Missouri. At the Greenhand Motivational Conference the officers helped the new FFA agriculture students set goals for their education, careers and FFA projects...
Need a bin? Free recycling bins now available (03/04/04)
OREGON COUNTY -- Oregon County residents in need of new recycling bins may now pick them up at the Thayer City Hall, Oregon County Recycling Center or Alton City Hall. According South Central Solid Waste Management District (SCSWMD) Director Linda Roehl, the bins are free and can be picked up with or without lids...
Alton woman dies in accident (03/04/04)
ALTON -- An Alton woman died as a result of an accident Feb. 28, just west of Alton. According to a report from Troop G of the Missouri Highway Patrol, the accident occurred on Highway 160 one and one-half miles west of the city at 10 a.m. Trooper Clinton Howell said in a report that a 1984 Toyota truck driven by Viola Strain, 84, of Alton ran off the right side of the road after the driver lost control of the truck. Howell said Strain overcorrected the vehicle and then it struck a tree,...
Live auction format successful for chamber (03/04/04)
At the Salem Chamber of Commerce meeting Feb. 26 chamber president Gary Phillips said the recent auction held at the Fulton County Fairgrounds was a huge success. He said there was some skepticism as to whether a live auction would raise as much money as the radio auction. The live auction raised almost as much money as the radio auction but with a lot less headache, he said...
Women walk across America to pray for nation (03/04/04)
Over a year ago two friends and one of their granddaughters made a decision that would change all of their lives. On May 12, 2003, the three women -- Lyn Hanush, Joni Balog, and Samantha Hanush-Garrett began a walk of faith in Blaine, Wash. For over a year that walk has continued uninterrupted across the United States...
Drug free message comes by air (03/04/04)
OREGON COUNTY -- Livingston, Tenn. is long way from Thayer, Mo. More than 200 miles to be exact. That did not keep two elementary school students from getting to know each other recently by way of a balloon. Every year, during March, during drug free activities at the school, students at Thayer Elementary School launch balloons in an effort to let other people around the country know their students and their school are drug free. ...
Wise: If tax fails, hospital may close (03/04/04)
On April 13 Fulton County residents will be asked to go to the polls and approve a 1/2-cent sales tax increase to benefit Fulton County Hospital. Hospital Administrator Frank Wise said without the tax money the hospital will be lost. "If the sales tax isn't passed, the hospital will fade away, I guarantee it."...
Mt. Pleasant consolidation decision may come next week (03/04/04)
The Mount Pleasant, Cushman and Evening Shade school boards met March 1 to discuss administrative consolidation options. Act 60, passed by the Arkansas Legislature, stipulates that school districts with less than 350 students must consolidate with another district...
Community learning center comes to Thayer (03/04/04)
Reporter's note: This is the first in a two-part series on a recent grant the Thayer School System received to fund a community learning center. THAYER -- On Feb. 9 the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education approved the request for funding made by the Thayer R-2 school system to establish a 21st Century Community Learning Center...
Cover and Langley team up to help animal control in Oregon and Fulton (03/04/04)
THAYER -- Cover Lumber Company in Thayer has again teamed with Langley Animal Clinic for a reduced animal spaying program for owners of dogs and cats in Oregon and Fulton Counties. The cost of spaying a female cat will be $15. The regular cost for this procedure is $50. The cost for a female dog will be $20. The regular cost for the dog spaying is $50 to $75...
HOUSE FIRE (03/04/04)
HOUSE FIRE: A blazing fire destroyed Brenda and Madison Hurst's house in Byron Feb. 26. Byron Fire Chief Bob Newman said the fire was likely started by a furnace in the back of the residence. Brenda Hurst said she was e-mailing her daughter at about 3 a.m. when her husband, Madison, rushed her out of the house. The Byron and Viola Fire Departments responded to the blaze. The house was a total loss...
GOLD MEDAL (03/04/04)
Couch FCCLA members Jennifer Wrenfrow and Vanessa Burgard received a gold medal for their chapter showcase manual during recent STAR events competition.
USS Albany to hold reunion (03/04/04)
The USS Albany Association will hold its 15th annual reunion July 20-25 in Branson, Mo. All Sailors and Marines who served aboard the USS Albany CA 123 (1946-1958); USS Albany CG 10 (1962-1980) or USS Albany SSN 753 (1980-present) are invited to attend. For additional information contact Homer Ray at 518-864-5731 or e-mail him at Albanyreunion@aol.com...
Arkansas Attorney General announces victim reparations for January (03/04/04)
Arkansas Attorney General Mike Beebe announced recently that the Arkansas Crime Victims Reparations Board awarded $77,895 in reparations to 72 crime victims during January. Additional expenses were paid in 45 previously submitted cases. Beebe noted in 2003, nearly 2,700 claimants received $3,347,732 in reparations. That's an increase of $510,917 from the 2002 total...
GED classes offered in Sharp County (03/04/04)
Free GED classes are being offered at the Sharp County Education Center in Ash Flat on Wednesday afternoons from 1 to 4 and Friday mornings from 9 to noon. A class is also offered at the Hardy Fire Station on Monday afternoons from 1 to 4. For more information, call the Adult Education Department at 1-800-821-4335...
USS Albany to hold reunion (03/04/04)
The USS Albany Association will hold its 15th annual reunion July 20-25 in Branson, Mo. All Sailors and Marines who served aboard the USS Albany CA 123 (1946-1958); USS Albany CG 10 (1962-1980) or USS Albany SSN 753 (1980-present) are invited to attend. For additional information contact Homer Ray at 518-864-5731 or e-mail him at Albanyreunion@aol.com...
GED classes offered in Sharp County (03/04/04)
Free GED classes are being offered at the Sharp County Education Center in Ash Flat on Wednesday afternoons from 1 to 4 and Friday mornings from 9 to noon. A class is also offered at the Hardy Fire Station on Monday afternoons from 1 to 4. For more information, call the Adult Education Department at 1-800-821-4335...
Arkansas Attorney General announces victim reparations for January (03/04/04)
Arkansas Attorney General Mike Beebe announced recently that the Arkansas Crime Victims Reparations Board awarded $77,895 in reparations to 72 crime victims during January. Additional expenses were paid in 45 previously submitted cases. Beebe noted in 2003, nearly 2,700 claimants received $3,347,732 in reparations. That's an increase of $510,917 from the 2002 total...
Lady Hounds roll through regional (03/04/04)
The juggernaut that is Salem Lady Greyhound basketball just keeps rolling along. Heading into the finals of the Class AA Region 3 Tournament at the Cougars' Den in Brockwell Feb. 28, the Lady Hounds were on a major roll at the right time of the year, having won 12 straight, including 15 out of their last 16 games...
One and out for Viola (03/04/04)
A game-high 17 points from Melinda Guffey helped pave the way for the Lady Longhorns' 57-43 opening round win over the Concord Lady Pirates in the Class A Region 2 Tournament at Rural Special High School in Fox Feb. 26. Guffey tossed in seven straight points, part of an 11-zip Viola run, late in the second period to keep Concord at bay...
Lady Cats claw share of SCA title (03/04/04)
The Thayer Lady Bobcats are part owners of the South Central Association title thanks to a 58-29 pasting of the Mountain Grove Lady Panthers at home Feb. 26. The victory over Mountain Grove gives the Lady Cats a 24-1 record overall, and 6-1 in SCA play, good enough for a three-way tie with Ava and Houston for the crown...
Horns hook regionals (03/04/04)
The Viola Longhorns (23-12), bid a fond farewell to regional play in the Class A ranks by beating old foe Norfork 46-42 in the finals of the Class A Region 2 Tournament at Rural Special High School in Fox Feb. 28. Not only are the Longhorns saying goodbye to Class A after this year, the Panthers from Norfork will be joining Viola as they slide up a notch to Class AA competition next year...
Cougars end season (03/04/04)
The ICC Cougars ended their basketball season with a lengthy dry spell, falling to the Melbourne Bearkatz 61-30 Feb. 27 in the Class AA Region 3 Tournament at Brockwell. The semi-final loss keeps the Cougars out of the state tournament being played at Centerpoint High School this week...
Lady Hounds roll through regional (03/04/04)
The juggernaut that is Salem Lady Greyhound basketball just keeps rolling along. Heading into the finals of the Class AA Region 3 Tournament at the Cougars' Den in Brockwell Feb. 28, the Lady Hounds were on a major roll at the right time of the year, having won 12 straight, including 15 out of their last 16 games...
One and out for Viola (03/04/04)
A game-high 17 points from Melinda Guffey helped pave the way for the Lady Longhorns' 57-43 opening round win over the Concord Lady Pirates in the Class A Region 2 Tournament at Rural Special High School in Fox Feb. 26. Guffey tossed in seven straight points, part of an 11-zip Viola run, late in the second period to keep Concord at bay...
Horns hook regionals (03/04/04)
The Viola Longhorns (23-12), bid a fond farewell to regional play in the Class A ranks by beating old foe Norfork 46-42 in the finals of the Class A Region 2 Tournament at Rural Special High School in Fox Feb. 28. Not only are the Longhorns saying goodbye to Class A after this year, the Panthers from Norfork will be joining Viola as they slide up a notch to Class AA competition next year...
Cougars end season (03/04/04)
The ICC Cougars ended their basketball season with a lengthy dry spell, falling to the Melbourne Bearkatz 61-30 Feb. 27 in the Class AA Region 3 Tournament at Brockwell. The semi-final loss keeps the Cougars out of the state tournament being played at Centerpoint High School this week...
Lady Cats claw share of SCA title (03/04/04)
The Thayer Lady Bobcats are part owners of the South Central Association title thanks to a 58-29 pasting of the Mountain Grove Lady Panthers at home Feb. 26. The victory over Mountain Grove gives the Lady Cats a 24-1 record overall, and 6-1 in SCA play, good enough for a three-way tie with Ava and Houston for the crown...
Barbara Rose Reynolds (03/04/04)
Barbara Rose Reynolds, 77, died Feb. 25, 2004, at her home. Born May 29, 1926, at Anderson, Ind., she was the daughter of Euphrates Patterson Hughes and Frank Hughes. She was a homemaker. Survivors include her husband, Donald "Don" Reynolds of Cherokee Village, Ark.; a son, Donald J. Reynolds; three brothers -- Frank Hughes of Alexandria, Ind., Jim Hughes of Anderson, and Richard Hughes of Cherokee Village; a sister, Martha Slone of Alexandria; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren...
James F. Dunaway (03/04/04)
James Franklin Dunaway, 76 of Salem, Ark., son of the late Hiram and Myrtie Olsen Dunaway was born Aug. 1, 1927, in Pensacola, Fla. He died Feb. 24, 2004, at his home in Salem. He married Minnie Mae Walton on Jan. 19, 1952, at Lucedale, Miss. He spent his working years as a husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and was a lineman for Gulf Power Company...
Brett Gene Porter (03/04/04)
Brett Gene Porter, 17, of Cave City, Ark., died Feb. 23, 2004, at Cave City. He was born March 28, 1986, at Batesville, Ark. He was a senior at Cave City High School and a member of the First Missionary Baptist Church in Cave City. Survivors include his father and step-mother -- Craig and Carrie Porter of Cave City; his mother and step-father -- Saundra and Con Battles of Sidney; two brothers -- Matthew Battles and John Battles, both of Sidney; a step-brother, Chance Battles of Sage; a sister, Lauren Porter of Cave City; paternal grandmother, Helen Porter of Cave City; and maternal grandparents -- Jane Smith of Cave City and Gene and Sandy Smith of Cave City.. ...
Roy William Gann (03/04/04)
Roy William Gann, 75, of Williford, Ark., died Feb. 26, 2004, at St. Bernard's Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born, Jan. 31, 1929, in Sitka, Ark., he was the son of Carrie Logan Gann and William Gann. He worked at a timber mill at a young age until he went to work for the U.S. Postal Service as a mail carrier...
Edward George Corey (03/04/04)
Edward George Corey, 71, of Salem, Ark., son of George and Anna Bambeck Corey was born March 18, 1932, in Dover, Ohio. He died Feb. 23, 2004, at Salem. He spent his working years as a quality auditor for a manufactured housing company. He served his country in the United States Navy during the Korean Conflict. He was of the Catholic faith...
Gilbert Reece Bray (03/04/04)
Gilbert Reece Bray, 82, of Mount Pleasant, Ark., died Feb. 23, 2004, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. Born Oct. 8, 1921, he was the son of Marshel Alvis and Vera Ethel McSpadden Bray. He was a farmer, served as a medical technician in the U.S. Army during World War II, served on the Sharp Nursing Home Board for many years and was a member of Barron Fork Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Mount Pleasant...
John Fagan Jr. (03/04/04)
John Fagan Jr., 77, of Horseshoe Bend, Ark., son of the late John and Elizabeth Tuzak Fagan Sr., was born June 1, 1926, in Springfield, Ill. He died Feb. 23, 2004, at Salem, Ark. He married Elloise Woolsey Dorion Oct. 13, 1972, at Little Church of West in Las Vegas, Nev. ...
Caroline Evon Horgan (03/04/04)
Caroline Evon Horgan, 68, of Mammoth Spring, Ark., daughter of Charles Marshall and Ruby Bell Thompson Wood was born July 2, 1935, in Trumann, Ark. She died Feb. 25, 2004, at her home. She married James Patrick Horgan March 12, 1966, at Flint, Mich. ...
Divene Godwin (03/04/04)
Divene Godwin, 85, of Melbourne, Ark., died Feb. 24, 2004, at Community Medical Center in Calico Rock, Ark. Born Feb. 24, 1919, in Franklin, Ark., she was the daughter of Lloyd and Gladys Gaston-Batterton. She married Jesse Elijah Godwin Jan. 14, 1940...
Elsie Montgomery (03/04/04)
Elsie Wilkerson Montgom-ery, 90, of Cave City, died Feb. 26, 2004, at Cave City. Born July 29, 1913, at Grange, Ark., she was the daughter of John Robert and Ophelia Powell Wilkerson. She was a homemaker and member of First United Methodist Church of Cave City...
Beulah Cotton (03/04/04)
Beulah Cotton, 100, of North Little Rock died of a heart attack Feb. 2, 2004, at Baptist Health Center in North Little Rock. Born Nov. 1, 1903, in Ash Flat, Ark., she was the daughter of John H. and Dora Hall Estes. Cotton was a member of Baring Cross Baptist Church where, until recently, she played the ukulele. ...
Gary Lynn Treanor (03/04/04)
Gary Lynn Treanor, 52, of Ravenden, Ark., died Feb. 23, 2004, at his home. He was born May 2, 1951, in Jonesboro, the son of Waylean Garner Treanor and the late M.E. "Mat" Treanor. He lived in Jonesboro most of his life and resided in Ravenden for the past nine years...
Divene Godwin (03/04/04)
Divene Godwin, 85, of Melbourne, Ark., died Feb. 24, 2004, at Community Medical Center in Calico Rock, Ark. Born Feb. 24, 1919, in Franklin, Ark., she was the daughter of Lloyd and Gladys Gaston-Batterton. She married Jesse Elijah Godwin Jan. 14, 1940...
Edward George Corey (03/04/04)
Edward George Corey, 71, of Salem, Ark., son of George and Anna Bambeck Corey was born March 18, 1932, in Dover, Ohio. He died Feb. 23, 2004, at Salem. He spent his working years as a quality auditor for a manufactured housing company. He served his country in the United States Navy during the Korean Conflict. He was of the Catholic faith...
Caroline Evon Horgan (03/04/04)
Caroline Evon Horgan, 68, of Mammoth Spring, Ark., daughter of Charles Marshall and Ruby Bell Thompson Wood was born July 2, 1935, in Trumann, Ark. She died Feb. 25, 2004, at her home. She married James Patrick Horgan March 12, 1966, at Flint, Mich. ...
Roy William Gann (03/04/04)
Roy William Gann, 75, of Williford, Ark., died Feb. 26, 2004, at St. Bernard's Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born, Jan. 31, 1929, in Sitka, Ark., he was the son of Carrie Logan Gann and William Gann. He worked at a timber mill at a young age until he went to work for the U.S. Postal Service as a mail carrier...
Brett Gene Porter (03/04/04)
Brett Gene Porter, 17, of Cave City, Ark., died Feb. 23, 2004, at Cave City. He was born March 28, 1986, at Batesville, Ark. He was a senior at Cave City High School and a member of the First Missionary Baptist Church in Cave City. Survivors include his father and step-mother -- Craig and Carrie Porter of Cave City; his mother and step-father -- Saundra and Con Battles of Sidney; two brothers -- Matthew Battles and John Battles, both of Sidney; a step-brother, Chance Battles of Sage; a sister, Lauren Porter of Cave City; paternal grandmother, Helen Porter of Cave City; and maternal grandparents -- Jane Smith of Cave City and Gene and Sandy Smith of Cave City.. ...
James F. Dunaway (03/04/04)
James Franklin Dunaway, 76 of Salem, Ark., son of the late Hiram and Myrtie Olsen Dunaway was born Aug. 1, 1927, in Pensacola, Fla. He died Feb. 24, 2004, at his home in Salem. He married Minnie Mae Walton on Jan. 19, 1952, at Lucedale, Miss. He spent his working years as a husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and was a lineman for Gulf Power Company...
Beulah Cotton (03/04/04)
Beulah Cotton, 100, of North Little Rock died of a heart attack Feb. 2, 2004, at Baptist Health Center in North Little Rock. Born Nov. 1, 1903, in Ash Flat, Ark., she was the daughter of John H. and Dora Hall Estes. Cotton was a member of Baring Cross Baptist Church where, until recently, she played the ukulele. ...
John Fagan Jr. (03/04/04)
John Fagan Jr., 77, of Horseshoe Bend, Ark., son of the late John and Elizabeth Tuzak Fagan Sr., was born June 1, 1926, in Springfield, Ill. He died Feb. 23, 2004, at Salem, Ark. He married Elloise Woolsey Dorion Oct. 13, 1972, at Little Church of West in Las Vegas, Nev. ...
Gary Lynn Treanor (03/04/04)
Gary Lynn Treanor, 52, of Ravenden, Ark., died Feb. 23, 2004, at his home. He was born May 2, 1951, in Jonesboro, the son of Waylean Garner Treanor and the late M.E. "Mat" Treanor. He lived in Jonesboro most of his life and resided in Ravenden for the past nine years...
Gilbert Reece Bray (03/04/04)
Gilbert Reece Bray, 82, of Mount Pleasant, Ark., died Feb. 23, 2004, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. Born Oct. 8, 1921, he was the son of Marshel Alvis and Vera Ethel McSpadden Bray. He was a farmer, served as a medical technician in the U.S. Army during World War II, served on the Sharp Nursing Home Board for many years and was a member of Barron Fork Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Mount Pleasant...
Barbara Rose Reynolds (03/04/04)
Barbara Rose Reynolds, 77, died Feb. 25, 2004, at her home. Born May 29, 1926, at Anderson, Ind., she was the daughter of Euphrates Patterson Hughes and Frank Hughes. She was a homemaker. Survivors include her husband, Donald "Don" Reynolds of Cherokee Village, Ark.; a son, Donald J. Reynolds; three brothers -- Frank Hughes of Alexandria, Ind., Jim Hughes of Anderson, and Richard Hughes of Cherokee Village; a sister, Martha Slone of Alexandria; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren...
Elsie Montgomery (03/04/04)
Elsie Wilkerson Montgom-ery, 90, of Cave City, died Feb. 26, 2004, at Cave City. Born July 29, 1913, at Grange, Ark., she was the daughter of John Robert and Ophelia Powell Wilkerson. She was a homemaker and member of First United Methodist Church of Cave City...
Aubrey Garrett Chance (03/04/04)
Bobby and Julia Chance of Mammoth Spring have announced the birth of their son, Aubrey Garrett, at 12:54 p.m. Jan. 15, 2004, in Mountain Home. He was 18-1/2 inches long and weighed 6 pounds, 13 ounces. He was welcomed home by his cousins, Logan, Luke and Amanda...
Elijah James Wiggins (03/04/04)
Jody and Kiki Wiggins of Fayetteville have announced the birth of their son, Elijah James Wiggins. Eli was born Feb. 3, 2004, and weighed 8 pounds, 3 ounces. Grandparents are Joe and Rita Cotham of Ash Flat, and Frank and Kay Wiggins of Cherokee Village...
Alyssa Lynn Bair (03/04/04)
Bobby and Miriam Bair of Willow Springs, Mo., have announced the birth of their daughter, Alyssa Lynn Bair, at 8:08 a.m. Feb. 6, 2004. She weighed 8 pounds, 6 ounces, and was 20 inches long. She was welcomed home by her siblings -- Zach 15, Matt 13, Lauren 10, Luke 19 months...
Jessica Bailee Duhme (03/04/04)
Garry and Madrianna "May" Duhme of Hardy have announced the birth of their daughter, Jessica Bailee Duhme, at 7:53 p.m. Jan. 27, 2004, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. She weighed 9 pounds, 8 ounces and was 22 inches long. Grandparents are Larry and Dianna Lewis of Ash Flat, Garry A. Duhme of Hardy, and Stephanie Duhme of Dubuque, Iowa...
Ausborn turns 100 (03/04/04)
On Feb. 20 Eldra Ausborn, a resident at Eaglecrest Nursing and Rehab Center, celebrated her 100th birthday. Ausborn was born in Smith-ville, Miss., Feb. 20, 1904, to Lemuel and Texanna Hathcock Hadaway. She married Flagus Ausborn on May 18, 1924, and at the time of his passing they had been married 72 years...
Aubrey Garrett Chance (03/04/04)
Bobby and Julia Chance of Mammoth Spring have announced the birth of their son, Aubrey Garrett, at 12:54 p.m. Jan. 15, 2004, in Mountain Home. He was 18-1/2 inches long and weighed 6 pounds, 13 ounces. He was welcomed home by his cousins, Logan, Luke and Amanda...
Elijah James Wiggins (03/04/04)
Jody and Kiki Wiggins of Fayetteville have announced the birth of their son, Elijah James Wiggins. Eli was born Feb. 3, 2004, and weighed 8 pounds, 3 ounces. Grandparents are Joe and Rita Cotham of Ash Flat, and Frank and Kay Wiggins of Cherokee Village...
Jessica Bailee Duhme (03/04/04)
Garry and Madrianna "May" Duhme of Hardy have announced the birth of their daughter, Jessica Bailee Duhme, at 7:53 p.m. Jan. 27, 2004, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. She weighed 9 pounds, 8 ounces and was 22 inches long. Grandparents are Larry and Dianna Lewis of Ash Flat, Garry A. Duhme of Hardy, and Stephanie Duhme of Dubuque, Iowa...
Ausborn turns 100 (03/04/04)
On Feb. 20 Eldra Ausborn, a resident at Eaglecrest Nursing and Rehab Center, celebrated her 100th birthday. Ausborn was born in Smith-ville, Miss., Feb. 20, 1904, to Lemuel and Texanna Hathcock Hadaway. She married Flagus Ausborn on May 18, 1924, and at the time of his passing they had been married 72 years...
Alyssa Lynn Bair (03/04/04)
Bobby and Miriam Bair of Willow Springs, Mo., have announced the birth of their daughter, Alyssa Lynn Bair, at 8:08 a.m. Feb. 6, 2004. She weighed 8 pounds, 6 ounces, and was 20 inches long. She was welcomed home by her siblings -- Zach 15, Matt 13, Lauren 10, Luke 19 months...
Bailey graduates from OSUT (03/04/04)
Army National Guard Pvt. Jeremy R. Bailey has graduated from One Station Unit Training (OSUT) at the U.S. Army Infantry School at Fort Benning in Columbus, Ga. The training consisted of basic military training and advanced individual training (AIT)...
Riley, Pendarvis to exchange vows (03/04/04)
Judy and Greg Morris of Harrison, and Richard and Gail Riley of Little Rock have announced the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Andrea Riley, to Jody Pendarvis, son of Joey and Dolores Pendarvis of Mammoth Spring. The couple will unite in marriage March 13 in Jamaica. They will reside in Jonesboro...
Riley, Pendarvis to exchange vows (03/04/04)
Judy and Greg Morris of Harrison, and Richard and Gail Riley of Little Rock have announced the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Andrea Riley, to Jody Pendarvis, son of Joey and Dolores Pendarvis of Mammoth Spring. The couple will unite in marriage March 13 in Jamaica. They will reside in Jonesboro...
Bailey graduates from OSUT (03/04/04)
Army National Guard Pvt. Jeremy R. Bailey has graduated from One Station Unit Training (OSUT) at the U.S. Army Infantry School at Fort Benning in Columbus, Ga. The training consisted of basic military training and advanced individual training (AIT)...
Walking With Jackie the Ripper (03/04/04)
Did you ever notice how dogs seem to be able to see things people can't? It is very disconcerting to me when Jackie stares off into a corner of the room, growling very low and deep in her throat while I don't see one thing. I have been told that dogs can hear sounds not audible to the human ear, though for the life of me I do not know how anyone can determine that. Do you suppose they can see things not visible to the human eye?...
Boldly Going Nowhere (03/04/04)
Dim Bulbs Life is often stranger than fiction. Compiled from various sources over time, the following items are purported to be true stories. Obviously, we can't all be the brightest bulb on the tree. California, the land of fruit and nuts, always has more than its share of dim bulbs. ...
CONSUMER ALERT (03/04/04)
No Medicare discount cards have been approved, and enrollment does not begin until May, Attorney General Mike Beebe reminded Arkansans recently in response to confusion surrounding the new and complex Medicare prescription-drug-benefit law. Beebe said he is concerned that Arkansas' seniors are going to be susceptible to scams that are already popping up here and elsewhere around the nation. ...
Walking With Jackie the Ripper (03/04/04)
Did you ever notice how dogs seem to be able to see things people can't? It is very disconcerting to me when Jackie stares off into a corner of the room, growling very low and deep in her throat while I don't see one thing. I have been told that dogs can hear sounds not audible to the human ear, though for the life of me I do not know how anyone can determine that. Do you suppose they can see things not visible to the human eye?...
CONSUMER ALERT (03/04/04)
No Medicare discount cards have been approved, and enrollment does not begin until May, Attorney General Mike Beebe reminded Arkansans recently in response to confusion surrounding the new and complex Medicare prescription-drug-benefit law. Beebe said he is concerned that Arkansas' seniors are going to be susceptible to scams that are already popping up here and elsewhere around the nation. ...
Boldly Going Nowhere (03/04/04)
Dim Bulbs Life is often stranger than fiction. Compiled from various sources over time, the following items are purported to be true stories. Obviously, we can't all be the brightest bulb on the tree. California, the land of fruit and nuts, always has more than its share of dim bulbs. ...