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Stories from Thursday, March 11, 2004

BOOK FAIR (03/11/04)
Thayer Elementary School volunteer Maria Flores helps fourth grade student Timothy Summers with a book selection at the recent Scholastic Book Fair held at the school. Treasure Hunt was the theme of the book fair and Flores was responsible for decorating the outside of the library. Summers is in Mary Jane Pounders' class...
Merge with Melbourne? (03/11/04)
The Mount Pleasant School District will likely be annexed by the Melbourne School District. Mount Pleasant had been in consolidation talks with Evening Shade and Cushman but now those talks may be moot. Mount Pleasant Superintendent Harold Lamb said a flyer was sent throughout the school district last week detailing the different consolidation/annexation options facing the school. ...
Foster Grandparent Program a hit at MS Elementary (03/11/04)
MAMMOTH SPRING -- One generation has met another this school year in Mammoth Spring School District A new program, the Foster Grandparent Program, began at the school last month and so far, students, staff and grandparents have benefited from the experience...
City slates spring cleanup (03/11/04)
The City of Salem will conduct its annual spring cleanup beginning March 22, announced Salem Mayor Gary G. Clayton. City trucks will run all streets in Salem to pick up accumulations of items that are normally not covered under the regular weekly trash pickup...
Fulton may acquire Baxter campground (03/11/04)
Fulton County is likely to take over the Woods Point Camp grounds in Baxter County. Paul Garrisson gave a presentation concerning the campground at the Fulton County Quorum Court meeting March 8. Garrisson, a concerned citizen from Fulton County, told the court the campground was going to be shut down by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. He said although the campground is located in Baxter County, it is primarily used by Fulton County residents...
Koshkonong gets waste collection (03/11/04)
KOSHKONONG -- The South Central Solid Waste Management District (SCSWMD) will hold a free solid waste collection by the Koshkonong City Park April 3. According to SCSWMD Director Lynda Roehl, many items can be brought to the collection including rechargeable and Ni-Cad batteries; lead acid (car) batteries; all types of paint including latex, oil based and aerosols; waste oil from vehicle oil changes; antifreeze; herbicides; and pesticides. ...
Election draws more incumbents than challengers (03/11/04)
OREGON COUNTY -- Candidate filling for the Aug. 3 Missouri primary election began across the state and in Oregon County Feb. 24. Oregon County Clerk Gary Hensley said filing will end at 5 p.m. March 30. The county clerk said there are seven county offices open on the election ballot and all seven incumbents have filed for re-election...
Jail and Bail set at Thayer (03/11/04)
THAYER -- Any area resident who knows someone who needs to be incarcerated will now have the opportunity to have that person put in Thayer City jail. The second annual American Cancer Society Relay for Life Jail and Bail will be April 16 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Thayer Police Department...
Jury still out in Hively corruption, fraud case (03/11/04)
Former 16th Judicial District Prosecuting Attorney T.J. Hively's racketeering and corruption trial entered its sixth week March 8. Hively, the prosecuting attorney for the 16th Judicial District from 1993 to 1998, is accused of using his elected office as a criminal enterprise. This is the second trial in which Hively has faced similar charges...
Learning center geared toward Thayer community (03/11/04)
Reporter's note: This is the second in a two-part series about the recent grant to establish a 21st Century Community Learning Center in Thayer. THAYER -- Thayer High School Principal Kevin Hedden said he thinks community education programs can address the types of services, programs or activities that meet the interests, needs and wants of non-traditional learners. ...
OC man gets probation (03/11/04)
KOSHKONONG -- A Koshkonong man received five years in state prison on an assault charge last week. According to a report from the Oregon County Sheriff's Office, the sentence will be suspended if he completes five years probation. On March 1, Thomas William Lobo, 30, of Koshkonong appeared in the 37th Judicial District County Circuit Court before Judge R. Jack Garrett...
Owls to meet at Thayer (03/11/04)
The Owls Retirees group will meet at 11 a.m. March 12 at the Country Cottage restaurant in Thayer for a dutch treat meal. Dr. Bill Banks will be the guest speaker and will present a program about the local Red Cross and his recent trip to Iran. All members are urged to bring a friend to the meeting...
BOOK FAIR (03/11/04)
Thayer Elementary School volunteer Maria Flores helps fourth grade student Timothy Summers with a book selection at the recent Scholastic Book Fair held at the school. Treasure Hunt was the theme of the book fair and Flores was responsible for decorating the outside of the library. Summers is in Mary Jane Pounders' class...
Merge with Melbourne? (03/11/04)
The Mount Pleasant School District will likely be annexed by the Melbourne School District. Mount Pleasant had been in consolidation talks with Evening Shade and Cushman but now those talks may be moot. Mount Pleasant Superintendent Harold Lamb said a flyer was sent throughout the school district last week detailing the different consolidation/annexation options facing the school. ...
Foster Grandparent Program a hit at MS Elementary (03/11/04)
MAMMOTH SPRING -- One generation has met another this school year in Mammoth Spring School District A new program, the Foster Grandparent Program, began at the school last month and so far, students, staff and grandparents have benefited from the experience...
City slates spring cleanup (03/11/04)
The City of Salem will conduct its annual spring cleanup beginning March 22, announced Salem Mayor Gary G. Clayton. City trucks will run all streets in Salem to pick up accumulations of items that are normally not covered under the regular weekly trash pickup...
Election draws more incumbents than challengers (03/11/04)
OREGON COUNTY -- Candidate filling for the Aug. 3 Missouri primary election began across the state and in Oregon County Feb. 24. Oregon County Clerk Gary Hensley said filing will end at 5 p.m. March 30. The county clerk said there are seven county offices open on the election ballot and all seven incumbents have filed for re-election...
Koshkonong gets waste collection (03/11/04)
KOSHKONONG -- The South Central Solid Waste Management District (SCSWMD) will hold a free solid waste collection by the Koshkonong City Park April 3. According to SCSWMD Director Lynda Roehl, many items can be brought to the collection including rechargeable and Ni-Cad batteries; lead acid (car) batteries; all types of paint including latex, oil based and aerosols; waste oil from vehicle oil changes; antifreeze; herbicides; and pesticides. ...
Fulton may acquire Baxter campground (03/11/04)
Fulton County is likely to take over the Woods Point Camp grounds in Baxter County. Paul Garrisson gave a presentation concerning the campground at the Fulton County Quorum Court meeting March 8. Garrisson, a concerned citizen from Fulton County, told the court the campground was going to be shut down by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. He said although the campground is located in Baxter County, it is primarily used by Fulton County residents...
Owls to meet at Thayer (03/11/04)
The Owls Retirees group will meet at 11 a.m. March 12 at the Country Cottage restaurant in Thayer for a dutch treat meal. Dr. Bill Banks will be the guest speaker and will present a program about the local Red Cross and his recent trip to Iran. All members are urged to bring a friend to the meeting...
Jail and Bail set at Thayer (03/11/04)
THAYER -- Any area resident who knows someone who needs to be incarcerated will now have the opportunity to have that person put in Thayer City jail. The second annual American Cancer Society Relay for Life Jail and Bail will be April 16 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Thayer Police Department...
Learning center geared toward Thayer community (03/11/04)
Reporter's note: This is the second in a two-part series about the recent grant to establish a 21st Century Community Learning Center in Thayer. THAYER -- Thayer High School Principal Kevin Hedden said he thinks community education programs can address the types of services, programs or activities that meet the interests, needs and wants of non-traditional learners. ...
Jury still out in Hively corruption, fraud case (03/11/04)
Former 16th Judicial District Prosecuting Attorney T.J. Hively's racketeering and corruption trial entered its sixth week March 8. Hively, the prosecuting attorney for the 16th Judicial District from 1993 to 1998, is accused of using his elected office as a criminal enterprise. This is the second trial in which Hively has faced similar charges...
OC man gets probation (03/11/04)
KOSHKONONG -- A Koshkonong man received five years in state prison on an assault charge last week. According to a report from the Oregon County Sheriff's Office, the sentence will be suspended if he completes five years probation. On March 1, Thomas William Lobo, 30, of Koshkonong appeared in the 37th Judicial District County Circuit Court before Judge R. Jack Garrett...
Freedom Ford slates two-week grand opening (03/11/04)
The new owners of Freedom Ford have announced its grand opening celebration. The celebration began March 10 and will last until March 27. David Miller and Jack Yancey recently acquired the Melbourne dealership known as Walker-Creighton Ford for many years...
ICC wins senior, junior chess trophies (03/11/04)
The Izard County Chess Team had nine team members finish in the top 10 in the senior high and junior high divisions March 3 at the Northcentral Arkansas Educational Co-op Chess Tournament. Both teams won the overall team trophy in their respective divisions...
MS students hear tar wars message (03/11/04)
On Feb. 18 approximately 80 students from Mammoth Spring heard the Tar Wars program. Tar Wars, developed by the American Academy of Family Physicians, is a free tobacco education program designed for fourth and fifth grade students. The program discusses the harmful effects of tobacco use, how the tobacco industry markets their products, and the economic impact of tobacco use. Students also learn about ways to refrain from tobacco use and how to encourage others to stop using tobacco...
Freedom Ford slates two-week grand opening (03/11/04)
The new owners of Freedom Ford have announced its grand opening celebration. The celebration began March 10 and will last until March 27. David Miller and Jack Yancey recently acquired the Melbourne dealership known as Walker-Creighton Ford for many years...
MS students hear tar wars message (03/11/04)
On Feb. 18 approximately 80 students from Mammoth Spring heard the Tar Wars program. Tar Wars, developed by the American Academy of Family Physicians, is a free tobacco education program designed for fourth and fifth grade students. The program discusses the harmful effects of tobacco use, how the tobacco industry markets their products, and the economic impact of tobacco use. Students also learn about ways to refrain from tobacco use and how to encourage others to stop using tobacco...
ICC wins senior, junior chess trophies (03/11/04)
The Izard County Chess Team had nine team members finish in the top 10 in the senior high and junior high divisions March 3 at the Northcentral Arkansas Educational Co-op Chess Tournament. Both teams won the overall team trophy in their respective divisions...
Lady Trojans bear no gifts for Salem (03/11/04)
Coming into the state tournament on one heck of a roll, the Salem Lady Greyhounds had posted 13 consecutive wins by generally putting the clamps on each opponent's best player. This streak also moved the Lady Hounds to a number 10 ranking in Class AA...
Lady Bobcats set for playoffs (03/11/04)
The Thayer Lady Bobcats claimed their third straight Class 2 District 9 title with a hard-fought 52-47 victory over Norwood March 5 in Dora. Down by eight points heading into the final frame, the Lady Cats rallied, outscoring Norwood 26-13 in the last period...
Comets headed to state (03/11/04)
The Alton Comets are district champions. After knocking on the door several times during Coach Norman Hollis' 12-year tenure, the Comets kicked the door down March 6 with a 56-45 title-winning victory over the Thayer Bobcats in Dora. Alton (26-2) also gained a measure of revenge over the Bobcats, as Thayer (18-10) had knocked the Comets off in last year's Class 2 District 9 title game...
Five short of the Rock (03/11/04)
For the second year in a row, and for the third time in four years, the Melbourne Bearkatz ended a magnificent season with a loss in the Class AA Final Four. Melbourne's (41-2) opponent in this year's Class AA state semi-final at Centerpoint High School in Rosboro March 6 was the big, physical Turrell Rockets (25-7)...
Lady Trojans bear no gifts for Salem (03/11/04)
Coming into the state tournament on one heck of a roll, the Salem Lady Greyhounds had posted 13 consecutive wins by generally putting the clamps on each opponent's best player. This streak also moved the Lady Hounds to a number 10 ranking in Class AA...
Lady Bobcats set for playoffs (03/11/04)
The Thayer Lady Bobcats claimed their third straight Class 2 District 9 title with a hard-fought 52-47 victory over Norwood March 5 in Dora. Down by eight points heading into the final frame, the Lady Cats rallied, outscoring Norwood 26-13 in the last period...
Five short of the Rock (03/11/04)
For the second year in a row, and for the third time in four years, the Melbourne Bearkatz ended a magnificent season with a loss in the Class AA Final Four. Melbourne's (41-2) opponent in this year's Class AA state semi-final at Centerpoint High School in Rosboro March 6 was the big, physical Turrell Rockets (25-7)...
Comets headed to state (03/11/04)
The Alton Comets are district champions. After knocking on the door several times during Coach Norman Hollis' 12-year tenure, the Comets kicked the door down March 6 with a 56-45 title-winning victory over the Thayer Bobcats in Dora. Alton (26-2) also gained a measure of revenge over the Bobcats, as Thayer (18-10) had knocked the Comets off in last year's Class 2 District 9 title game...
Hershel Ernest Davis (03/11/04)
Hershel Ernest Davis, 85, of Palestine Texas, formerly of this area, died Feb. 2, 2004, in Palestine. He was born June 29, 1918, in Mammoth Spring, Ark., the son of the late William Edward and Nora Horton Davis. He was united in marriage on Nov. 5, 1931, to Rosa Lanford, and to this union two children were born...
Rudolph "Doc" Shrable (03/11/04)
Rudolph Jonathan "Doc" Shrable, 83, son of the late Ralph Emerson and Lillie LeAnn Worsham Shrable, was born Aug. 30, 1920, in Vidette, Ark. He died March 5, 2004, at Fulton County Hospital in Salem, Ark. He married Erceil Madge Phillips Oct. 24, 1941...
Owen Ray Barker (03/11/04)
Owen Ray Barker, son of the late Connie Barker and Elsie A. Manry Barker, was born Dec. 18, 1924, in Mammoth Spring, Ark., and died Feb. 24, 2004, in West Plains, Mo., at the age of 79 years. He was united in marriage Sept. 20, 1947, in Mammoth Spring, Ark., to Ruby Taylor...
Evelyn Love Weathers (03/11/04)
Evelyn Pauline Love Weathers, 80, of Salem, Ark., daughter of the late Rev. Andy Luther and Mattie Anne Rush Love, was born April 18, 1923, in Desha, Ark. She died March 5, 2004. She married Max Olen Weathers Sept. 2, 1941, at Hardy, Ark., and to this union three daughters were born. She spent her working years as a wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and a beautician...
Dorothy Louise Koontz (03/11/04)
Dorothy Louise Koontz, 77, of Cherokee Village, Ark., died March 3, 2004, at her residence. Born July 1, 1926, in Chicago, she was the daughter of Arthur Thorson and Jenny Olson Thorson. She married George Edward Koontz in September of 1954 in Illinois...
Hubert "Chief" Hawkins (03/11/04)
Hubert "Chief" Hawkins, 88, of Hardy, Ark., died March 2, 2004, at Baxter Regional Medical Center in Mountain Home, Ark. Born Sept. 22. 1915, in Altuna, Fla., he was a veteran of the United States Army. He worked before retirement as the chief dietician for the Veteran's Administration in Memphis, Tenn...
Brandon Cummins (03/11/04)
Brandon James Cummins, age 22, returned to his Heavenly Father on Feb. 24, 2004, in Hurricane, Utah. He was born Dec. 13, 1981, to Michael Richard Cummins and Pamela Sue Dodson. Brandon attended high school at Nova Center and graduated at Oak Park High in Kansas City, Mo. He was from Kansas City, but was starting school in St. George, Utah, when he passed away...
Gary Leon England (03/11/04)
Gary Leon England, 68, of Saddle, Ark., died March 3, 2004, at his home. Born Nov. 11, 1935, in Grand Rapid City, Iowa, he was the son of Wayne Edwin and Elizabeth Matilda Schurer England. He was a member of Highland Elks and Salem Moose Lodge. Survivors include his wife, Janice Carol Jaeger England of the home; a son, Gus Edwin England of Rapid City; a daughter, Debra Lynn Graham of Rapid City; a sister, Jacquelyn Polanski of Dewitt, Iowa; three grandchildren -- Kevin Graham, Jacob Graham and Sara Graham, all of Rapid City; three great-grandchildren -- Jordan Graham Reese Graham and Tre' Stokes, all of Rapid City; and several nieces and nephews.. ...
Willis Leonard Bunch (03/11/04)
Willis Leonard Bunch, 85, of Newark, died March 3, 2004, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. Born June 17, 1918, at Gurdon, Ark., he was the son of Johnny and Vena Pauline Measles Bunch. He was a retired Southern Baptist minister and school teacher. ...
Orelia Butler (03/11/04)
Orelia Butler, 93, of Cave City, died Feb. 27, 2004, at Cave City Nursing Home. Born June 24, 1910, at Grange, Ark., she was the daughter of Oscar and Lura Milligan King. She was a homemaker, owned and operated Butler's Grocery at Poughkeepsie for many years and was a member of the First Missionary Baptist Church in Cave City...
Mackie Alice Pruett (03/11/04)
Mackie Alice Pruett, 83, of Hardy, Ark., died March 2, 2004, a White River Medical Center in Batesville. Born Oct. 4, 1920, at Walnut Ridge, she was the daughter of Mack and Amanda Teeters Lindsey. She was married Jan. 5, 1936, in Stuart Ark., to Herman Pruett. He preceded her in death on April 20, 1989. She was a homemaker and a member of the Highland Assembly of God Church...
Alta Marie James (03/11/04)
Alta Marie James, daughter of the late Levi Goins and Nancy Young Goins, was born Aug. 14, 1915, in Myrtle, Mo., and died Feb. 21, 2004, in Jonesboro, Ark., at the age of 88 years. She was married on Nov. 5, 1941, in Alton, Mo., to Amos James. She was a homemaker and was employed by State School #60 for Handicapped Children for many years and was a member of the First Baptist Church in Myrtle, Mo., and enjoyed quilting with the senior citizens group in Myrtle, Mo...
Dorothy Elaine Sheets (03/11/04)
Dorothy Elaine Sheets, daughter of the late Emil O. Hansen and Ida L. Martens Hansen, was born Feb. 7, 1917, in San Francisco, Calif., and died Feb. 23, 2004, in Thayer, Mo., at the age of 87 years. She was united in marriage April 13, 1963, to Barney Sheets...
Edna Lee Clarke (03/11/04)
Edna Lee Clarke, 89, of Saddle, Ark., died March 3, 2004. Born, April 20, 1914, she was the daughter of Ova Elizabeth Vaughn Armstrong and Isaac Carol Armstrong. She was a homemaker. Survivors include a brother, Jim Armstrong of Industry, Texas. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles C. Clarke, who died in 1994; her parents; two brothers; and a sister...
Ruby Mildred Warren (03/11/04)
Ruby Mildred Warren, 74, of Raytown, Mo., daughter of the late Porter E. and Leslie F. Peterson Watkins, was born June 10, 1929, in Sturkie, Ark. She died March 1, 2004. She married Shelby V. Warren and to this union two children were born. She was a member of Grandview Church of Christ...
Harvey H. Porter (03/11/04)
Harvey Harrison Porter, son of the late Charles E. Porter and Katherina Roberts Porter, as born Jan. 14, 1910, in Atlantic, Iowa, and died Feb. 24, 2004, in West Plains, Mo. at the age of 94 years. He worked for many years in the medical field in Iowa City, Iowa...
Jennifer Annette Biby (03/11/04)
Jennifer Annette Biby, 28, of Hardy, died March 2, 2004, at Eastern Ozarks Regional Medical Center in Cherokee Village. Born June 26, 1975, in Salem, she was the daughter of Henry Luther Goodman and Linda Sue Chapps Proctor. She married Bennie Shawn Biby Dec. 17, 1992, in Hardy...
Clinton F. Janes (03/11/04)
Clinton F. Janes, 80, of Thayer, Mo., was born April 16, 1923, in Oregon County, Mo., and died March 1, 2004, at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains, Mo. Survivors include two sisters -- Betty Jo Ray of Florida, and Imogene Warren of West Plains, Mo., and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives...
Marian M. Evans (03/11/04)
Marian M. Evans, 86, daughter of the late James Edward Johnson and Lola M. Wheeler Johnson, was born April 16, 1917, in Alton, Mo., and died Feb. 21, 2004, in West Plains, Mo. She was married March 13, 1938, in Alton, Mo. to Alva C. Evans. She was a homemaker and was employed by Young Dahl Construction for many years. She was of the Protestant faith...
Oscar Woodrow Hamby (03/11/04)
Oscar Woodrow Hamby, of Calico Rock, son of the late John Henry Hamby and Louanna Sexton Hamby, was born Aug. 27, 1917, in Culp, Ark. He died March 2, 2004, in Calico Rock at the age of 86 years. He married Madelyn Smith Hamby Nov. 6, 1948, in Culp, Ark., and to this union four children were born. During his working years, he was employed as a brick mason. He served in the United States Army and was of the Presbyterian faith...
Mae Ruth McGuffey (03/11/04)
Mae Ruth Wright Johnson McGuffey "Granny Mae," 96, died March 4, 2004, in a Batesville nursing home. Born Dec. 4, 1907, near Sidney, Ark., she was the daughter of Tom M. and Cora Ford Wright. She retired from Saint Luke's Hospital in Kansas City, Mo., worked for a number of years as a foster grandparent in the Batesville School System, and was a member of Vine Street Missionary Baptist Church in Batesville...
Clinton F. Janes (03/11/04)
Clinton F. Janes, 80, of Thayer, Mo., was born April 16, 1923, in Oregon County, Mo., and died March 1, 2004, at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains, Mo. Survivors include two sisters -- Betty Jo Ray of Florida, and Imogene Warren of West Plains, Mo., and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives...
Harvey H. Porter (03/11/04)
Harvey Harrison Porter, son of the late Charles E. Porter and Katherina Roberts Porter, as born Jan. 14, 1910, in Atlantic, Iowa, and died Feb. 24, 2004, in West Plains, Mo. at the age of 94 years. He worked for many years in the medical field in Iowa City, Iowa...
Marian M. Evans (03/11/04)
Marian M. Evans, 86, daughter of the late James Edward Johnson and Lola M. Wheeler Johnson, was born April 16, 1917, in Alton, Mo., and died Feb. 21, 2004, in West Plains, Mo. She was married March 13, 1938, in Alton, Mo. to Alva C. Evans. She was a homemaker and was employed by Young Dahl Construction for many years. She was of the Protestant faith...
Oscar Woodrow Hamby (03/11/04)
Oscar Woodrow Hamby, of Calico Rock, son of the late John Henry Hamby and Louanna Sexton Hamby, was born Aug. 27, 1917, in Culp, Ark. He died March 2, 2004, in Calico Rock at the age of 86 years. He married Madelyn Smith Hamby Nov. 6, 1948, in Culp, Ark., and to this union four children were born. During his working years, he was employed as a brick mason. He served in the United States Army and was of the Presbyterian faith...
Mackie Alice Pruett (03/11/04)
Mackie Alice Pruett, 83, of Hardy, Ark., died March 2, 2004, a White River Medical Center in Batesville. Born Oct. 4, 1920, at Walnut Ridge, she was the daughter of Mack and Amanda Teeters Lindsey. She was married Jan. 5, 1936, in Stuart Ark., to Herman Pruett. He preceded her in death on April 20, 1989. She was a homemaker and a member of the Highland Assembly of God Church...
Edna Lee Clarke (03/11/04)
Edna Lee Clarke, 89, of Saddle, Ark., died March 3, 2004. Born, April 20, 1914, she was the daughter of Ova Elizabeth Vaughn Armstrong and Isaac Carol Armstrong. She was a homemaker. Survivors include a brother, Jim Armstrong of Industry, Texas. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles C. Clarke, who died in 1994; her parents; two brothers; and a sister...
Ruby Mildred Warren (03/11/04)
Ruby Mildred Warren, 74, of Raytown, Mo., daughter of the late Porter E. and Leslie F. Peterson Watkins, was born June 10, 1929, in Sturkie, Ark. She died March 1, 2004. She married Shelby V. Warren and to this union two children were born. She was a member of Grandview Church of Christ...
Rudolph "Doc" Shrable (03/11/04)
Rudolph Jonathan "Doc" Shrable, 83, son of the late Ralph Emerson and Lillie LeAnn Worsham Shrable, was born Aug. 30, 1920, in Vidette, Ark. He died March 5, 2004, at Fulton County Hospital in Salem, Ark. He married Erceil Madge Phillips Oct. 24, 1941...
Owen Ray Barker (03/11/04)
Owen Ray Barker, son of the late Connie Barker and Elsie A. Manry Barker, was born Dec. 18, 1924, in Mammoth Spring, Ark., and died Feb. 24, 2004, in West Plains, Mo., at the age of 79 years. He was united in marriage Sept. 20, 1947, in Mammoth Spring, Ark., to Ruby Taylor...
Mae Ruth McGuffey (03/11/04)
Mae Ruth Wright Johnson McGuffey "Granny Mae," 96, died March 4, 2004, in a Batesville nursing home. Born Dec. 4, 1907, near Sidney, Ark., she was the daughter of Tom M. and Cora Ford Wright. She retired from Saint Luke's Hospital in Kansas City, Mo., worked for a number of years as a foster grandparent in the Batesville School System, and was a member of Vine Street Missionary Baptist Church in Batesville...
Hershel Ernest Davis (03/11/04)
Hershel Ernest Davis, 85, of Palestine Texas, formerly of this area, died Feb. 2, 2004, in Palestine. He was born June 29, 1918, in Mammoth Spring, Ark., the son of the late William Edward and Nora Horton Davis. He was united in marriage on Nov. 5, 1931, to Rosa Lanford, and to this union two children were born...
Evelyn Love Weathers (03/11/04)
Evelyn Pauline Love Weathers, 80, of Salem, Ark., daughter of the late Rev. Andy Luther and Mattie Anne Rush Love, was born April 18, 1923, in Desha, Ark. She died March 5, 2004. She married Max Olen Weathers Sept. 2, 1941, at Hardy, Ark., and to this union three daughters were born. She spent her working years as a wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and a beautician...
Willis Leonard Bunch (03/11/04)
Willis Leonard Bunch, 85, of Newark, died March 3, 2004, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. Born June 17, 1918, at Gurdon, Ark., he was the son of Johnny and Vena Pauline Measles Bunch. He was a retired Southern Baptist minister and school teacher. ...
Jennifer Annette Biby (03/11/04)
Jennifer Annette Biby, 28, of Hardy, died March 2, 2004, at Eastern Ozarks Regional Medical Center in Cherokee Village. Born June 26, 1975, in Salem, she was the daughter of Henry Luther Goodman and Linda Sue Chapps Proctor. She married Bennie Shawn Biby Dec. 17, 1992, in Hardy...
Dorothy Elaine Sheets (03/11/04)
Dorothy Elaine Sheets, daughter of the late Emil O. Hansen and Ida L. Martens Hansen, was born Feb. 7, 1917, in San Francisco, Calif., and died Feb. 23, 2004, in Thayer, Mo., at the age of 87 years. She was united in marriage April 13, 1963, to Barney Sheets...
Alta Marie James (03/11/04)
Alta Marie James, daughter of the late Levi Goins and Nancy Young Goins, was born Aug. 14, 1915, in Myrtle, Mo., and died Feb. 21, 2004, in Jonesboro, Ark., at the age of 88 years. She was married on Nov. 5, 1941, in Alton, Mo., to Amos James. She was a homemaker and was employed by State School #60 for Handicapped Children for many years and was a member of the First Baptist Church in Myrtle, Mo., and enjoyed quilting with the senior citizens group in Myrtle, Mo...
Hubert "Chief" Hawkins (03/11/04)
Hubert "Chief" Hawkins, 88, of Hardy, Ark., died March 2, 2004, at Baxter Regional Medical Center in Mountain Home, Ark. Born Sept. 22. 1915, in Altuna, Fla., he was a veteran of the United States Army. He worked before retirement as the chief dietician for the Veteran's Administration in Memphis, Tenn...
Brandon Cummins (03/11/04)
Brandon James Cummins, age 22, returned to his Heavenly Father on Feb. 24, 2004, in Hurricane, Utah. He was born Dec. 13, 1981, to Michael Richard Cummins and Pamela Sue Dodson. Brandon attended high school at Nova Center and graduated at Oak Park High in Kansas City, Mo. He was from Kansas City, but was starting school in St. George, Utah, when he passed away...
Orelia Butler (03/11/04)
Orelia Butler, 93, of Cave City, died Feb. 27, 2004, at Cave City Nursing Home. Born June 24, 1910, at Grange, Ark., she was the daughter of Oscar and Lura Milligan King. She was a homemaker, owned and operated Butler's Grocery at Poughkeepsie for many years and was a member of the First Missionary Baptist Church in Cave City...
Gary Leon England (03/11/04)
Gary Leon England, 68, of Saddle, Ark., died March 3, 2004, at his home. Born Nov. 11, 1935, in Grand Rapid City, Iowa, he was the son of Wayne Edwin and Elizabeth Matilda Schurer England. He was a member of Highland Elks and Salem Moose Lodge. Survivors include his wife, Janice Carol Jaeger England of the home; a son, Gus Edwin England of Rapid City; a daughter, Debra Lynn Graham of Rapid City; a sister, Jacquelyn Polanski of Dewitt, Iowa; three grandchildren -- Kevin Graham, Jacob Graham and Sara Graham, all of Rapid City; three great-grandchildren -- Jordan Graham Reese Graham and Tre' Stokes, all of Rapid City; and several nieces and nephews.. ...
Dorothy Louise Koontz (03/11/04)
Dorothy Louise Koontz, 77, of Cherokee Village, Ark., died March 3, 2004, at her residence. Born July 1, 1926, in Chicago, she was the daughter of Arthur Thorson and Jenny Olson Thorson. She married George Edward Koontz in September of 1954 in Illinois...
Cromer, Wrenfrow set nuptials (03/11/04)
Craig and Sherri Cromer of West Plains have announced the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Allison Taylor Cromer, to Timothy Trey Wrenfrow, son of Dan and Terri Wrenfrow of Thayer. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Junior and Lil Cromer of West Plains and the late Jim and Jane Phipps...
Brooks, Busch to wed (03/11/04)
Leon Brooks of Mount Pleasant and Pam Dertinger of Melbourne have announced the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Heather Brooks, to Daniel Busch, son of Danny and Pam Busch of Mammoth Spring and the late Michael Lowther. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Loyd and Clyda Brooks of Sage, and the late Lloyd and Ruby Eary...
Cromer, Wrenfrow set nuptials (03/11/04)
Craig and Sherri Cromer of West Plains have announced the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Allison Taylor Cromer, to Timothy Trey Wrenfrow, son of Dan and Terri Wrenfrow of Thayer. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Junior and Lil Cromer of West Plains and the late Jim and Jane Phipps...
Brooks, Busch to wed (03/11/04)
Leon Brooks of Mount Pleasant and Pam Dertinger of Melbourne have announced the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Heather Brooks, to Daniel Busch, son of Danny and Pam Busch of Mammoth Spring and the late Michael Lowther. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Loyd and Clyda Brooks of Sage, and the late Lloyd and Ruby Eary...
Boldly Going Nowhere (03/11/04)
One year has now passed since the U.S.A. made an incursion into Iraq as part of its war against terrorism. Whether it had much effect on acts of terror directed toward us is highly debatable. There were other reasons for our invasion as well, including a search for weapons of mass destruction suspected of being hidden from UN inspectors, the stabilization of the Middle East (primarily assisting Israel) and securing vast oil reserves...
State Capitol Week in Review (03/11/04)
The General Assembly reconvened for one day at the state Capitol to put the finishing touches on education reform legislation. It is customary for lawmakers to reconvene a few weeks after the final working day of a legislative session. During that time, staff and attorneys closely read all bills that have been passed, looking for typographical errors or oversights. When legislators reconvene they correct any errors that have been discovered...
Walking With Jackie the Ripper (03/11/04)
Joe Black, nearing his final days, called his wife of many years to his bedside. "I want you to promise me, Mary, that when I am gone you will never have anything to do with another man. We have been together such a long time, and I will be happy waiting in Heaven till you get there if you can assure me that you will always be faithful after I'm gone. I believe I would turn over in my grave should you prove false."...
Walking With Jackie the Ripper (03/11/04)
Joe Black, nearing his final days, called his wife of many years to his bedside. "I want you to promise me, Mary, that when I am gone you will never have anything to do with another man. We have been together such a long time, and I will be happy waiting in Heaven till you get there if you can assure me that you will always be faithful after I'm gone. I believe I would turn over in my grave should you prove false."...
Boldly Going Nowhere (03/11/04)
One year has now passed since the U.S.A. made an incursion into Iraq as part of its war against terrorism. Whether it had much effect on acts of terror directed toward us is highly debatable. There were other reasons for our invasion as well, including a search for weapons of mass destruction suspected of being hidden from UN inspectors, the stabilization of the Middle East (primarily assisting Israel) and securing vast oil reserves...
State Capitol Week in Review (03/11/04)
The General Assembly reconvened for one day at the state Capitol to put the finishing touches on education reform legislation. It is customary for lawmakers to reconvene a few weeks after the final working day of a legislative session. During that time, staff and attorneys closely read all bills that have been passed, looking for typographical errors or oversights. When legislators reconvene they correct any errors that have been discovered...