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Stories from Thursday, March 25, 2004

Escape 2004 inserted in this issue (03/25/04)
Escape 2004 is inserted in this issue of The News and this week's issues of its sister publications, The South Missourian News and the Villager Journal. Designed for visitors and potential visitors to the eastern Ozarks, Escape is also being inserted in the Jonesboro Sun, and bundles are also being taken to area tourist information centers and chamber offices for travelers and vacationers...
Meth components seized after tip from thirsty cop (03/25/04)
ALTON -- The Oregon County Sheriff's Department warns area residents who might be considering purchasing items to manufacture methamphetamine that it would not be in their best interest to do so locally. Three Alton residents found this out last week when they entered an Alton convenience store and bought suspicious items, all used in the making of the illegal drug...
Theater course receives support (03/25/04)
WEST PLAINS -- One of the most popular programs at Southwest Missouri State University at West Plains continues to thrive, thanks to the assistance of the 37th Judicial District juvenile office and West Plains Community 2000 (C-2000). C-2000 has donated approximately $7,000 to the university this year to cover expenses of the Theater in Education program and the juvenile office is continuing its long-term support of the program by providing scheduling asistance for performances at area school districts. ...
A+ handbook approved (03/25/04)
COUCH -- Couch School Board members approved the A+ Handbook at their March 15 meeting. They approved the 2003-04 budget and discussed progress being made toward the upcoming Missouri School Improvement Program. Members voted to lease-purchase a 65-passenger conventional school bus. The bus is being purchased from the Ponder Equipment company...
Municipal and SB elections set (03/25/04)
OREGON COUNTY -- Municipal and school board elections will be held in Oregon County April 6. Polling places will open at 7 a.m. and will close at 7 p.m. In the city of Koshkonong, there will be two names on the ballot for the mayor's seat: incumbent Tom Lowe and former Koshkonong Mayor Doyle Langley...
Smoke ruled as cause of death at Alton (03/25/04)
OREGON COUNTY -- During a fire at his mobile home, an Alton man died of smoke inhalation. According to Oregon County Coroner Tom Clary, the Alton Fire Department responded to a structure fire at 3:55 a.m. March 19, two and one half miles east of Alton...
Pride week comes to Thayer (03/25/04)
THAYER -- The Thayer City Council voted March 9 to set clean-up, paint-up, fix-up week in the city of Thayer for March 29 through April 2. During the week trash will be picked up on regular trash days. The trash company that serves the city, IESI, reminds residents a roll-off container will be placed beside the Thayer Police Station and will remain there all week for large items such as furniture. ...
Salem fifth-grader fights cancer (03/25/04)
Salem Elementary School held a charity basketball tournament March 13 for Dennis Smith. Smith, a fifth-grader, has an inoperable brain tumor. Sandy Massey, a speech pathologist at Salem Elementary school and a family friend, said Smith is undergoing chemotherapy treatment and is a candidate for brain stem cell treatment. She said this is Smith's second brain tumor...
Methamphetamine: a rural plague (03/25/04)
Salem Police Chief Al Roork said he knows fear. "Its the feeling you get when you walk in a house with a methamphetamine lab and all doors inside the house are closed. You look around and you only have a few officers to secure the house and there's no telling what's behind those doors; it could be a lab, it could be an addict with a gun," he said...
Rockefeller: education level keeps businesses out of state (03/25/04)
Gov. Mike Huckabee's support of school consolidation has drawn criticism from rural parents, educators and state legislators all over the state this spring. Lt. Gov. Winthrop Rockefeller talked about the governor's position and the economic implications March 13 at the North Recreation Center in Cherokee Village...
Independence escapee nabbed in Ash Flat (03/25/04)
Ash Flat Police captured an inmate March 15 who had escaped from the Independence County jail while on a work release. According to the Independence County Sheriff's Office, Jennifer Wilson, 18, of Ash Flat was in jail on 24 counts of hot checks. She had been in jail since March 4 and was performing community service in Independence County to pay off her fines during her jail sentence. On March 12 she walked off from her service. An escape warrant was issued from Independence County...
Escape 2004 inserted in this issue (03/25/04)
Escape 2004 is inserted in this issue of The News and this week's issues of its sister publications, The South Missourian News and the Villager Journal. Designed for visitors and potential visitors to the eastern Ozarks, Escape is also being inserted in the Jonesboro Sun, and bundles are also being taken to area tourist information centers and chamber offices for travelers and vacationers...
Meth components seized after tip from thirsty cop (03/25/04)
ALTON -- The Oregon County Sheriff's Department warns area residents who might be considering purchasing items to manufacture methamphetamine that it would not be in their best interest to do so locally. Three Alton residents found this out last week when they entered an Alton convenience store and bought suspicious items, all used in the making of the illegal drug...
Theater course receives support (03/25/04)
WEST PLAINS -- One of the most popular programs at Southwest Missouri State University at West Plains continues to thrive, thanks to the assistance of the 37th Judicial District juvenile office and West Plains Community 2000 (C-2000). C-2000 has donated approximately $7,000 to the university this year to cover expenses of the Theater in Education program and the juvenile office is continuing its long-term support of the program by providing scheduling asistance for performances at area school districts. ...
A+ handbook approved (03/25/04)
COUCH -- Couch School Board members approved the A+ Handbook at their March 15 meeting. They approved the 2003-04 budget and discussed progress being made toward the upcoming Missouri School Improvement Program. Members voted to lease-purchase a 65-passenger conventional school bus. The bus is being purchased from the Ponder Equipment company...
Municipal and SB elections set (03/25/04)
OREGON COUNTY -- Municipal and school board elections will be held in Oregon County April 6. Polling places will open at 7 a.m. and will close at 7 p.m. In the city of Koshkonong, there will be two names on the ballot for the mayor's seat: incumbent Tom Lowe and former Koshkonong Mayor Doyle Langley...
Pride week comes to Thayer (03/25/04)
THAYER -- The Thayer City Council voted March 9 to set clean-up, paint-up, fix-up week in the city of Thayer for March 29 through April 2. During the week trash will be picked up on regular trash days. The trash company that serves the city, IESI, reminds residents a roll-off container will be placed beside the Thayer Police Station and will remain there all week for large items such as furniture. ...
Independence escapee nabbed in Ash Flat (03/25/04)
Ash Flat Police captured an inmate March 15 who had escaped from the Independence County jail while on a work release. According to the Independence County Sheriff's Office, Jennifer Wilson, 18, of Ash Flat was in jail on 24 counts of hot checks. She had been in jail since March 4 and was performing community service in Independence County to pay off her fines during her jail sentence. On March 12 she walked off from her service. An escape warrant was issued from Independence County...
Rockefeller: education level keeps businesses out of state (03/25/04)
Gov. Mike Huckabee's support of school consolidation has drawn criticism from rural parents, educators and state legislators all over the state this spring. Lt. Gov. Winthrop Rockefeller talked about the governor's position and the economic implications March 13 at the North Recreation Center in Cherokee Village...
Smoke ruled as cause of death at Alton (03/25/04)
OREGON COUNTY -- During a fire at his mobile home, an Alton man died of smoke inhalation. According to Oregon County Coroner Tom Clary, the Alton Fire Department responded to a structure fire at 3:55 a.m. March 19, two and one half miles east of Alton...
Methamphetamine: a rural plague (03/25/04)
Salem Police Chief Al Roork said he knows fear. "Its the feeling you get when you walk in a house with a methamphetamine lab and all doors inside the house are closed. You look around and you only have a few officers to secure the house and there's no telling what's behind those doors; it could be a lab, it could be an addict with a gun," he said...
Salem fifth-grader fights cancer (03/25/04)
Salem Elementary School held a charity basketball tournament March 13 for Dennis Smith. Smith, a fifth-grader, has an inoperable brain tumor. Sandy Massey, a speech pathologist at Salem Elementary school and a family friend, said Smith is undergoing chemotherapy treatment and is a candidate for brain stem cell treatment. She said this is Smith's second brain tumor...
Nelson reports to Camp Lejeune (03/25/04)
Marine Corps Pfc. Joshua R. Nelson, son of Denise A. Nelson of Masaryktown, Fla, and Robert A. Nelson of Melbourne, recently reported for duty with 2nd Tank Battalion 2nd Marine Division, Camp Lejeune, N.C. Nelson is a 2002 graduate of Hernando High School of Brooksville, Fla., and joined the Marine Corps in May 2003...
Smith celebrates 96 years (03/25/04)
Edna Smith of Evening Shade celebrated her 96th birthday March 4 with her children and their spouses. They are Veda Horton of Bixby Okla., R.V. and Freda Smith of Newton, Iowa, and Juney and Bobbie Smith of Evening Shade. The day following her birthday Mrs. ...
MS students learn about voting (03/25/04)
Students from Mammoth Spring High School were among the participants in a voting workshop conducted recently at the state Capitol by Arkansas Secretary of State Charlie Daniels. Four students and sponsor Lindy Greene were among the 300 students participating in Young Voter's Week activities...
Bryant accepts ASU Dean's Scholarship (03/25/04)
Jamie Bryant of Agnos, a senior at Salem High School, has accepted a Dean's Scholarship to attend Arkansas State University in Mountain Home next fall. During high school, her achievements and activities included: co-captain of the cheerleading squad, member of FBLA, and member and officer of FCCLA. She plans to major in law...
Smith celebrates 96 years (03/25/04)
Edna Smith of Evening Shade celebrated her 96th birthday March 4 with her children and their spouses. They are Veda Horton of Bixby Okla., R.V. and Freda Smith of Newton, Iowa, and Juney and Bobbie Smith of Evening Shade. The day following her birthday Mrs. ...
Nelson reports to Camp Lejeune (03/25/04)
Marine Corps Pfc. Joshua R. Nelson, son of Denise A. Nelson of Masaryktown, Fla, and Robert A. Nelson of Melbourne, recently reported for duty with 2nd Tank Battalion 2nd Marine Division, Camp Lejeune, N.C. Nelson is a 2002 graduate of Hernando High School of Brooksville, Fla., and joined the Marine Corps in May 2003...
Bryant accepts ASU Dean's Scholarship (03/25/04)
Jamie Bryant of Agnos, a senior at Salem High School, has accepted a Dean's Scholarship to attend Arkansas State University in Mountain Home next fall. During high school, her achievements and activities included: co-captain of the cheerleading squad, member of FBLA, and member and officer of FCCLA. She plans to major in law...
MS students learn about voting (03/25/04)
Students from Mammoth Spring High School were among the participants in a voting workshop conducted recently at the state Capitol by Arkansas Secretary of State Charlie Daniels. Four students and sponsor Lindy Greene were among the 300 students participating in Young Voter's Week activities...
Hounds split conference opener (03/25/04)
The Salem Greyhounds opened 2AA-North Conference play March 16 by playing host to the Calico Rock Pirates for a pair of five-inning games. The squads split wins on the night, with the Pirates posting a 7-6 come-from-behind win in game one, and the Greyhounds responded by taking game two by a score of 5-3...
Lady Cougars take two from Highland (03/25/04)
The Highland Lady Rebels traveled to Brockwell March 18 for a softball double-header with ICC, and they returned to Sharp County 0-for-2 on the night. The Lady Cougars took complete control of game one, winning the five-inning contest 6-2, while game two turned into a real battle, with ICC edging Highland 13-12 in an extra-inning affair...
Careful burning critical during fire season (03/25/04)
The Western United States isn't the only place where wildfires destroy homes and businesses. It happens in Missouri, too. Someone clearing out a garden sets fire to a pile of leaves, the wind picks up and before he can react, the fire has escaped into woods or grassland, threatening neighbors' property. Sometimes lives can be lost...
Wild Turkey Super Fund banquet slated (03/25/04)
The Fulton County Full Strutters banquet is slated for March 26. People wanting to have a good time in the name of conservation are invited to attend the Wild Turkey Super Fund banquet at 6 p.m. March 26. Fred's Fish House will be catering the meal and the Fulton County Full Strutters are sponsoring the event at the VFW building just off Highway 9 approximately 3 miles west of Mammoth Spring...
Hounds split conference opener (03/25/04)
The Salem Greyhounds opened 2AA-North Conference play March 16 by playing host to the Calico Rock Pirates for a pair of five-inning games. The squads split wins on the night, with the Pirates posting a 7-6 come-from-behind win in game one, and the Greyhounds responded by taking game two by a score of 5-3...
Careful burning critical during fire season (03/25/04)
The Western United States isn't the only place where wildfires destroy homes and businesses. It happens in Missouri, too. Someone clearing out a garden sets fire to a pile of leaves, the wind picks up and before he can react, the fire has escaped into woods or grassland, threatening neighbors' property. Sometimes lives can be lost...
Wild Turkey Super Fund banquet slated (03/25/04)
The Fulton County Full Strutters banquet is slated for March 26. People wanting to have a good time in the name of conservation are invited to attend the Wild Turkey Super Fund banquet at 6 p.m. March 26. Fred's Fish House will be catering the meal and the Fulton County Full Strutters are sponsoring the event at the VFW building just off Highway 9 approximately 3 miles west of Mammoth Spring...
Lady Cougars take two from Highland (03/25/04)
The Highland Lady Rebels traveled to Brockwell March 18 for a softball double-header with ICC, and they returned to Sharp County 0-for-2 on the night. The Lady Cougars took complete control of game one, winning the five-inning contest 6-2, while game two turned into a real battle, with ICC edging Highland 13-12 in an extra-inning affair...
Roland Blankenship (03/25/04)
Roland Smith "Shorty" Blankenshp, 81, of Melbourne, Ark., son of the late Commie E. Blankenship and Elmar E. Haynes Blankenship, was born on Aug. 26, 1922, in Bandmill, Ark. He died March 10, 2004, in Melbourne, Ark. He married Zelma Marie Rush Blankenship on Sept. 6, 1942, in Jumbo, Ark. During his working years, he worked as a farmer. He was of the Baptist faith...
Eliza Cara Ring (03/25/04)
Eliza Cara Ring, 98, of Salem, Ark., daughter of the late Alexander Bookout and Perley Gray Hartgraves Bookout, was born June 19, 1905, in Wiseman, Ark. She died March 14, 2004, at Fulton County Nursing Home in Salem. She was united in marriage to Boss Reeves. ...
Edna H. Trapp (03/25/04)
Edna H. Trapp, 86, of Milwaukee, Wis., formerly of Cherokee Village, Ark., died March 7, 2004, of natural causes. She was the wife of the late Andrew Trapp and is survived by her two daughters, Merry Trapp and Ellie and Ron Haines and family...
Anna Lee Phillips (03/25/04)
Anna Lee Phillips, 71, of Mountain Home, Ark., was born March 4, 1933 in Fryatt, Ark., and died March 14, 2004, at Baxter Manor in Mountain Home. Survivors include a son, Marcus Phillips of Oxford, Ark.; three grandchildren -- Charlie and Courtney Phillips both of Bono, Ark., and Ashley Stevens of Melbourne, Ark; two sisters -- Donna Kirby and Maxcine Baldridge both of Mammoth Spring; and two brothers -- Carl Holloway of Mammoth Spring, and Dexel Holloway of Jacksonville, Ark...
Sarah Irene Bristow (03/25/04)
Sarah Irene Roberts Bristow, 90, of Cave City, died March 16, 2004, at Cave City Nursing Home in Cave City. She was born Nov. 1, 1913, at Peace Valley near Ash Flat to Dee and Laura Armstrong Roberts. She was a homemaker and of the Pentecostal faith...
Joseph M. Golembeski (03/25/04)
Joseph M. Golembeski, 87, of Searcy, died March 16,, 2004, at the Central Arkansas Hospital in Searcy. Born Aug. 7, 1916, at Wakefield, Mich., he was the son of John and Berniece Golembeski. He was retired from the Federal Aviation Administra-tion as an electronics technician and a member of the Catholic Church in Searcy...
Carroll Rae Jones (03/25/04)
Carroll Rae Jones, 63, of Thayer, Mo., died March 14, 2004, in Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains. Born Feb. 1, 1941, at Manarchie in Randolph County, Ark., he was the son of Clarence Alden and Addie Belle Ainley Jones. He received his education in the Schools of Maynard, Ark., and attended the Louisville, Ky. College of Mortuary Science...
Maccee Avonelle Burris (03/25/04)
Maccee Avonelle Burris, daughter of Paul Burris and Deenna Taft Burris, was born March 4, 2004, in West Plains, and died March 4, 2004, in West Plains. Survivors include: her parents, Paul and Deenna Burris of West Plains; four siblings -- Victoria, Joshua, Gavin and twin sister, Maddyson Abigayle Burris, all of the home in West Plains; maternal grandparents -- Deen and Vickie Taft of Thayer; paternal grandparents -- Layman and Carol Burris of Eldon, Mo.; maternal great-grandmother, Wanda Mason of St. ...
Loyal Burmeister (03/25/04)
Loyal William Bur-meister, 83, of Horseshoe Bend, Ark., died March 16, 2004, at North Arkansas Life Care Center of Horseshoe Bend. Born Aug. 24, 1920, in Ottertail, Minn., he was the son of William and Christine Gleesing Burmeister. He served as a Navy Pilot during World War II. He taught school and was a high school principal at Northfield, Minn. for 20 years. He was a member of Masonic Lodge 48 and was of Scimitar Temple National Education Association...
Edward Wells (03/25/04)
Edward Wells, 91, of Salem, Ark., son of the late William Tucker Wells and Olie Penner Whitehouse Wells, was born Jan. 23, 1913, in Bradford, Ark. He died March 18, 2004, at Fulton County Nursing Center in Salem. He married Bertha Marie Gatley Sept. 25, 1937, at Newport, Ark. To this union six children were born. He was a farmer and a member of Viola Baptist Church...
Richard Braswell (03/25/04)
Richard Delbert Braswell, son of the late Barney D. Braswell and Bernice Whitten Braswell, was born may 31, 1941, in Alton,, Mo., and died march 17, 2004, in West Plains, Mo., at the age of 62 years. He was united in marriage Dec. 29, 1974, in Alton to Sue White...
Frankie Thelma Booth (03/25/04)
Frankie Thelma Booth, 90, of Moko, Ark., daughter of Samuel Matthew and Ollie Belle Holloway Secrease, was born April 11, 1913, in Moko, Ark., where she lived all her life. She died March 18, 2004. She married Hassel Peter Booth in January 1928, at Moko and to this union three children were born...
Fredrick R. Edgar (03/25/04)
Fredrick R. Edgar, 80, of Cave City, died March 16, 2004, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. Born Jan. 17, 1924, at San Bernadino, Calif., he was the son of Ray Oscar and Lucy Margaret Laude Edgar. He was retired from the Civil Service having worked at North Island Naval Air Station in Coronado, Calif., for 33 years. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Cave City...
Peggy Jene Ring (03/25/04)
Peggy Jene Ring, 68, of Pocahontas, Ark., died March 5, 2004, at Shady Oaks Healthcare Center in Thayer, Mo., following a lengthy illness. Born Sept. 4, 1935, in Alton, Mo., she was the daughter of Fate and Edna Rackley Johnson. She was a homemaker and a member of the Riverton Baptist Church of Alton, Mo...
Tressie Lee Lawson (03/25/04)
Tressie Lee Lawson, 77, of Cave City died March 16, 2004, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. Born May 4, 1926, at Zion, she was the daughter of Jonathan Thomas and Clara Elizabeth Abbott Birmingham. She worked many years as a nurse's assistant, was a homemaker, a member of the Church of Christ, and attended the Levy Church of Christ in North Little Rock before attending the Cave City Church of Christ for many years...
Allen Leroy Cannon (03/25/04)
Allen Leroy Cannon, 69, of Camp, Ark., son of the late Roy and Della Mae Price Cannon was born Aug. 21, 1934, in DeQueen, Ark. He died March 13, 2004. He married Reiko Furukawa on March 6, 1956, at Fukuoka City Hall in Fukuoka, Japan, and to this union three children were born. ...
Roland Blankenship (03/25/04)
Roland Smith "Shorty" Blankenshp, 81, of Melbourne, Ark., son of the late Commie E. Blankenship and Elmar E. Haynes Blankenship, was born on Aug. 26, 1922, in Bandmill, Ark. He died March 10, 2004, in Melbourne, Ark. He married Zelma Marie Rush Blankenship on Sept. 6, 1942, in Jumbo, Ark. During his working years, he worked as a farmer. He was of the Baptist faith...
Peggy Jene Ring (03/25/04)
Peggy Jene Ring, 68, of Pocahontas, Ark., died March 5, 2004, at Shady Oaks Healthcare Center in Thayer, Mo., following a lengthy illness. Born Sept. 4, 1935, in Alton, Mo., she was the daughter of Fate and Edna Rackley Johnson. She was a homemaker and a member of the Riverton Baptist Church of Alton, Mo...
Fredrick R. Edgar (03/25/04)
Fredrick R. Edgar, 80, of Cave City, died March 16, 2004, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. Born Jan. 17, 1924, at San Bernadino, Calif., he was the son of Ray Oscar and Lucy Margaret Laude Edgar. He was retired from the Civil Service having worked at North Island Naval Air Station in Coronado, Calif., for 33 years. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Cave City...
Edna H. Trapp (03/25/04)
Edna H. Trapp, 86, of Milwaukee, Wis., formerly of Cherokee Village, Ark., died March 7, 2004, of natural causes. She was the wife of the late Andrew Trapp and is survived by her two daughters, Merry Trapp and Ellie and Ron Haines and family...
Carroll Rae Jones (03/25/04)
Carroll Rae Jones, 63, of Thayer, Mo., died March 14, 2004, in Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains. Born Feb. 1, 1941, at Manarchie in Randolph County, Ark., he was the son of Clarence Alden and Addie Belle Ainley Jones. He received his education in the Schools of Maynard, Ark., and attended the Louisville, Ky. College of Mortuary Science...
Anna Lee Phillips (03/25/04)
Anna Lee Phillips, 71, of Mountain Home, Ark., was born March 4, 1933 in Fryatt, Ark., and died March 14, 2004, at Baxter Manor in Mountain Home. Survivors include a son, Marcus Phillips of Oxford, Ark.; three grandchildren -- Charlie and Courtney Phillips both of Bono, Ark., and Ashley Stevens of Melbourne, Ark; two sisters -- Donna Kirby and Maxcine Baldridge both of Mammoth Spring; and two brothers -- Carl Holloway of Mammoth Spring, and Dexel Holloway of Jacksonville, Ark...
Joseph M. Golembeski (03/25/04)
Joseph M. Golembeski, 87, of Searcy, died March 16,, 2004, at the Central Arkansas Hospital in Searcy. Born Aug. 7, 1916, at Wakefield, Mich., he was the son of John and Berniece Golembeski. He was retired from the Federal Aviation Administra-tion as an electronics technician and a member of the Catholic Church in Searcy...
Maccee Avonelle Burris (03/25/04)
Maccee Avonelle Burris, daughter of Paul Burris and Deenna Taft Burris, was born March 4, 2004, in West Plains, and died March 4, 2004, in West Plains. Survivors include: her parents, Paul and Deenna Burris of West Plains; four siblings -- Victoria, Joshua, Gavin and twin sister, Maddyson Abigayle Burris, all of the home in West Plains; maternal grandparents -- Deen and Vickie Taft of Thayer; paternal grandparents -- Layman and Carol Burris of Eldon, Mo.; maternal great-grandmother, Wanda Mason of St. ...
Frankie Thelma Booth (03/25/04)
Frankie Thelma Booth, 90, of Moko, Ark., daughter of Samuel Matthew and Ollie Belle Holloway Secrease, was born April 11, 1913, in Moko, Ark., where she lived all her life. She died March 18, 2004. She married Hassel Peter Booth in January 1928, at Moko and to this union three children were born...
Eliza Cara Ring (03/25/04)
Eliza Cara Ring, 98, of Salem, Ark., daughter of the late Alexander Bookout and Perley Gray Hartgraves Bookout, was born June 19, 1905, in Wiseman, Ark. She died March 14, 2004, at Fulton County Nursing Home in Salem. She was united in marriage to Boss Reeves. ...
Loyal Burmeister (03/25/04)
Loyal William Bur-meister, 83, of Horseshoe Bend, Ark., died March 16, 2004, at North Arkansas Life Care Center of Horseshoe Bend. Born Aug. 24, 1920, in Ottertail, Minn., he was the son of William and Christine Gleesing Burmeister. He served as a Navy Pilot during World War II. He taught school and was a high school principal at Northfield, Minn. for 20 years. He was a member of Masonic Lodge 48 and was of Scimitar Temple National Education Association...
Tressie Lee Lawson (03/25/04)
Tressie Lee Lawson, 77, of Cave City died March 16, 2004, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. Born May 4, 1926, at Zion, she was the daughter of Jonathan Thomas and Clara Elizabeth Abbott Birmingham. She worked many years as a nurse's assistant, was a homemaker, a member of the Church of Christ, and attended the Levy Church of Christ in North Little Rock before attending the Cave City Church of Christ for many years...
Allen Leroy Cannon (03/25/04)
Allen Leroy Cannon, 69, of Camp, Ark., son of the late Roy and Della Mae Price Cannon was born Aug. 21, 1934, in DeQueen, Ark. He died March 13, 2004. He married Reiko Furukawa on March 6, 1956, at Fukuoka City Hall in Fukuoka, Japan, and to this union three children were born. ...
Richard Braswell (03/25/04)
Richard Delbert Braswell, son of the late Barney D. Braswell and Bernice Whitten Braswell, was born may 31, 1941, in Alton,, Mo., and died march 17, 2004, in West Plains, Mo., at the age of 62 years. He was united in marriage Dec. 29, 1974, in Alton to Sue White...
Sarah Irene Bristow (03/25/04)
Sarah Irene Roberts Bristow, 90, of Cave City, died March 16, 2004, at Cave City Nursing Home in Cave City. She was born Nov. 1, 1913, at Peace Valley near Ash Flat to Dee and Laura Armstrong Roberts. She was a homemaker and of the Pentecostal faith...
Edward Wells (03/25/04)
Edward Wells, 91, of Salem, Ark., son of the late William Tucker Wells and Olie Penner Whitehouse Wells, was born Jan. 23, 1913, in Bradford, Ark. He died March 18, 2004, at Fulton County Nursing Center in Salem. He married Bertha Marie Gatley Sept. 25, 1937, at Newport, Ark. To this union six children were born. He was a farmer and a member of Viola Baptist Church...
Dakote Sky Westinghouse (03/25/04)
Edwin George Westinghouse Jr. and Angela Lavone Westinghouse have announced the birth of their son, Dakote Sky Westinghouse, at 8:01 a.m. Feb. 23, 2004, at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains. He weighed 6 pounds, 13 1/2 ounces, and was 22 inches long...
Emmarie Tess Savell (03/25/04)
Lawrence and Helen Savell of Oxford have announced the birth of their daughter, Emmarie Tess Savell, at 8:02 a.m. March 4, 2004, at Baxter Regional Medical Center in Mountain Home. She weighed 6 pounds, 12 ounces, and was 19-1/2 inches long. She was welcomed home by her brother, Trae...
Bobby G. Ryan IV (03/25/04)
Rebecca A. Ryan and Bobby G. Ryan III have announced the birth of their son, Bobby G. Ryan IV, at 7:12 p.m. March 8, 2004, at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains. He weighed 8 pounds, 5 ounces, and was 21.5 inches long. Grandparents are Tim and Barbara Ponting of Dayton, Ohio, and Bobby and Jaylene Ryan of Thayer...
Ashlynn Michelle Rippee (03/25/04)
Roy Hilderbrand Jr. and Kimber D. Rippee of Thayer have announced the birth of their daughter, Ashlynn Michelle Rippee, at 5:48 p.m. March 1, 2004, at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains. She weighed 6 pounds, 14 1/2 ounces, and was 20 inches long. She was welcomed by her sibling, Kailey, 2...
Emmarie Tess Savell (03/25/04)
Lawrence and Helen Savell of Oxford have announced the birth of their daughter, Emmarie Tess Savell, at 8:02 a.m. March 4, 2004, at Baxter Regional Medical Center in Mountain Home. She weighed 6 pounds, 12 ounces, and was 19-1/2 inches long. She was welcomed home by her brother, Trae...
Dakote Sky Westinghouse (03/25/04)
Edwin George Westinghouse Jr. and Angela Lavone Westinghouse have announced the birth of their son, Dakote Sky Westinghouse, at 8:01 a.m. Feb. 23, 2004, at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains. He weighed 6 pounds, 13 1/2 ounces, and was 22 inches long...
Bobby G. Ryan IV (03/25/04)
Rebecca A. Ryan and Bobby G. Ryan III have announced the birth of their son, Bobby G. Ryan IV, at 7:12 p.m. March 8, 2004, at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains. He weighed 8 pounds, 5 ounces, and was 21.5 inches long. Grandparents are Tim and Barbara Ponting of Dayton, Ohio, and Bobby and Jaylene Ryan of Thayer...
Ashlynn Michelle Rippee (03/25/04)
Roy Hilderbrand Jr. and Kimber D. Rippee of Thayer have announced the birth of their daughter, Ashlynn Michelle Rippee, at 5:48 p.m. March 1, 2004, at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains. She weighed 6 pounds, 14 1/2 ounces, and was 20 inches long. She was welcomed by her sibling, Kailey, 2...
Gray, Holm slate nuptials (03/25/04)
Sharon Christina Gray and Christopher James Holm have announced their forthcoming marriage. The bride-elect is the daughter of Dennis and Jean Gray of Thayer. She is a graduate of Thayer High School and a graduate of Free Gospel Bible Institute of Export, Pa., and is a full-time evangelist...
Gray, Holm slate nuptials (03/25/04)
Sharon Christina Gray and Christopher James Holm have announced their forthcoming marriage. The bride-elect is the daughter of Dennis and Jean Gray of Thayer. She is a graduate of Thayer High School and a graduate of Free Gospel Bible Institute of Export, Pa., and is a full-time evangelist...
Al Qaida links itself to Iraq (03/25/04)
It wasn't Iraq that attacked the United States on Sept. 11, right? That's what Ted Kennedy has been telling us for the last year. Maybe he should tell it to al Qaida. Al Qaida, the organization that did carry out the Sept. 11 attacks, took credit for the train bombs in Spain that killed 200 people on the eve of last week's national elections, calling the bombing punishment for Spain's participation in Operation Iraqi Freedom...
Walking With Jackie the Ripper (03/25/04)
Folks in the know around here tell me that close to a century ago cotton was grown in this area. That is hard to believe, knowing what I do about the cotton fields in Mississippi and southern Arkansas, but I am not one to argue with local historians...
Boldly Going Nowhere (03/25/04)
Someone sent me a magazine photo depicting George Bush seated at a desk, signing the Medicare Drug Bill in December of 2003. In the background, there are 10 legislators standing behind the president, smiling like a pack of crocodiles that had just torn some poor creature apart and devoured it while it was still breathing. ...
Al Qaida links itself to Iraq (03/25/04)
It wasn't Iraq that attacked the United States on Sept. 11, right? That's what Ted Kennedy has been telling us for the last year. Maybe he should tell it to al Qaida. Al Qaida, the organization that did carry out the Sept. 11 attacks, took credit for the train bombs in Spain that killed 200 people on the eve of last week's national elections, calling the bombing punishment for Spain's participation in Operation Iraqi Freedom...
Walking With Jackie the Ripper (03/25/04)
Folks in the know around here tell me that close to a century ago cotton was grown in this area. That is hard to believe, knowing what I do about the cotton fields in Mississippi and southern Arkansas, but I am not one to argue with local historians...
Boldly Going Nowhere (03/25/04)
Someone sent me a magazine photo depicting George Bush seated at a desk, signing the Medicare Drug Bill in December of 2003. In the background, there are 10 legislators standing behind the president, smiling like a pack of crocodiles that had just torn some poor creature apart and devoured it while it was still breathing. ...