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Stories from Thursday, April 1, 2004

WITHIN REACH (04/01/04)
WITHIN REACH: Dalaney Harris, 11 months, of Glencoe reaches for a flower March 26 at one of the dozens of booths at FNBC's 14th annual Home, Garden and Sports Show at Bar D Arena in Ash Flat. The two-day event attracted thousands of visitors. Harris is the daughter of Claudia, right, and Ted Harris...
Cancer survivor speaks out against smokeless tobacco (04/01/04)
Rick Bender never knew the most dangerous thing he faced on a baseball field was a little round can of Copenhagen in his back pocket. "Smokeless tobacco can have a devastating effect on your everyday life," said Bender. Bender, 41, a former minor league baseball player and mouth cancer survivor, spoke March 23 to students in Viola and Salem about the dangers of smokeless tobacco and how young people are targets of advertisers. He also spoke to the Salem Chamber of Commerce March 24...
County receives funds (04/01/04)
Oregon County has been awarded federal funds in the amount of $7,244 under the Emergency Food and Shelter National Board program. The selection was made by a national board that is chaired by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and consists of representatives from the Salvation Army, American Red Cross, Council of Jewish Federations, Catholic Charities USA, National Council of the Churches of Christ in the USA, and United Way of America, which will provide the administrative staff and function as fiscal agent. ...
Farmers' Market program on the move in county (04/01/04)
OREGON COUNTY -- The Missouri Farmers' Market Nutritional Program is searching for farmers wanting to sell their homegrown produce and be a part of the local Ozark Farmers' Market. According to Sharon Wrenfrow, Oregon County Health Department Farmers Market coordinator, there will be a mandatory training held at the Thayer Health Department April 15 at 1:30 p.m. for those interested. Personnel from Jefferson City will conduct this meeting and this will be the only local training session held...
Salem receives decontamination shower, command unit (04/01/04)
Salem has received a mobile emergency decontamination shower (MEDS) and command unit trailer, Salem Police Chief Al Roork told the Salem City Council March 25. Roork said the unit was acquired with a HazMat grant. The price of the unit was $61,000 and it's the only unit of its kind in Arkansas, he said...
Hatten submits clinic grant (04/01/04)
OREGON COUNTY -- Oregon County Economic Developer Edd Hatten announced recently that he had submitted an application for a federal community block grant for $300,000 to build a medical clinic at Alton. A meeting was held recently at Alton to discuss the clinic. The community was well-represented at the meeting...
Woman charged with obstructing drug raid (04/01/04)
Barbara James, 40, of Elizabeth was charged with obstructing a governmental operation, a class C misdemeanor; and hindering apprehension or prosecution, a class D felony March 23. According to an affidavit released by the Fulton County Clerk's Office, James was driving north on Fairview Road south of Salem March 10 when she encountered several law enforcement cars en route to a methamphetamine lab bust...
Radioactive material found in Glencoe no threat (04/01/04)
Arkansas Department of Health spokeswomen Ann Wright said low grade radioactive material was discovered March 24 at Stiles Recycling Center, five miles east of Salem. "A small amount of radioactive material was mistakenly delivered to Stiles Recycling. The material never posed a threat to public health or safety," she said...
Spring Fling set at Thayer (04/01/04)
THAYER -- In an attempt to raise funds for the Thayer High School prom lock-in, a Spring Fling is planned for April 3 at the High School. Lock-in organizers said this will be a night of fun and games for the young and young at heart. Activities will range from a duck pond to a dunking booth. The fun will begin at 5:30 p.m. with a chili supper and end with the crowning of the Spring Fling King and Queen at 8 p.m...
Local business lost to early morning fire last week (04/01/04)
THAYER -- The Thayer and Mammoth Spring Fire Department fought the blaze hard at the Allen American Realty office in Thayer, but the business was a complete loss. The fire began in the early morning hours of March 21 and was called in to the fire department by a passing motorist on Highway 63...
Wanted man turns himself in to sheriff (04/01/04)
OREGON COUNTY -- Dealing with the father of a wanted man led Oregon County Sheriff Tim Ward to negotiate the surrender of a Howell County man to local law enforcement officials last week. Trouble for David Adam Teague began mid-morning March 22. The 19-year-old man from Howell County was involved in an accident near the junction of Oregon County Road 225 and Highway 142, approximately one-fourth mile east of H Highway...
Losses threaten hospital (04/01/04)
Evelyn Willett said she watched the birth of Fulton County Hospital and now she's hoping she avoids watching its death. "If our hospital closes it would just be a disaster," said Willet. On April 13 Fulton County voters will go to the polls and either approve or reject a half-cent sales tax to benefit Fulton County Hospital...
Viola to raise water rates (04/01/04)
The Viola City Council voted March 25 to raise city water rates, effective June 1. The minimum monthly water rate will be raised from $13.50 to $15. Water Commissioner Orville McFarland told the council the water department has lost $1,700 due to a decrease in the number of households with water (192 to 182)...
PERFECT SCORE (04/01/04)
PERFECT SCORE: Several Couch FFA members placed in various book contests at area competition. From left are: chapter reporters Tricia Burgard and Kim LaBahn and historian Amanda Burgard displaying the scrapbook they received a perfect score with. They will each receive a gold medal and the scrapbook will be displayed during the State FFA Convention in Columbia. ...
Disaster help in the works locally (04/01/04)
OREGON COUNTY -- Tornados that rolled through southern Missouri last May caused Oregon County farmers and ranchers damage to their property and, in a few instances, to their livestock. The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) will send Missouri a total of $85,000 in federal funds to help with natural disaster that occurred in the state last year, including the May tornados...
PERFECT SCORE (04/01/04)
PERFECT SCORE: Several Couch FFA members placed in various book contests at area competition. From left are: chapter reporters Tricia Burgard and Kim LaBahn and historian Amanda Burgard displaying the scrapbook they received a perfect score with. They will each receive a gold medal and the scrapbook will be displayed during the State FFA Convention in Columbia. ...
Hatten submits clinic grant (04/01/04)
OREGON COUNTY -- Oregon County Economic Developer Edd Hatten announced recently that he had submitted an application for a federal community block grant for $300,000 to build a medical clinic at Alton. A meeting was held recently at Alton to discuss the clinic. The community was well-represented at the meeting...
Disaster help in the works locally (04/01/04)
OREGON COUNTY -- Tornados that rolled through southern Missouri last May caused Oregon County farmers and ranchers damage to their property and, in a few instances, to their livestock. The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) will send Missouri a total of $85,000 in federal funds to help with natural disaster that occurred in the state last year, including the May tornados...
County receives funds (04/01/04)
Oregon County has been awarded federal funds in the amount of $7,244 under the Emergency Food and Shelter National Board program. The selection was made by a national board that is chaired by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and consists of representatives from the Salvation Army, American Red Cross, Council of Jewish Federations, Catholic Charities USA, National Council of the Churches of Christ in the USA, and United Way of America, which will provide the administrative staff and function as fiscal agent. ...
Farmers' Market program on the move in county (04/01/04)
OREGON COUNTY -- The Missouri Farmers' Market Nutritional Program is searching for farmers wanting to sell their homegrown produce and be a part of the local Ozark Farmers' Market. According to Sharon Wrenfrow, Oregon County Health Department Farmers Market coordinator, there will be a mandatory training held at the Thayer Health Department April 15 at 1:30 p.m. for those interested. Personnel from Jefferson City will conduct this meeting and this will be the only local training session held...
Woman charged with obstructing drug raid (04/01/04)
Barbara James, 40, of Elizabeth was charged with obstructing a governmental operation, a class C misdemeanor; and hindering apprehension or prosecution, a class D felony March 23. According to an affidavit released by the Fulton County Clerk's Office, James was driving north on Fairview Road south of Salem March 10 when she encountered several law enforcement cars en route to a methamphetamine lab bust...
Radioactive material found in Glencoe no threat (04/01/04)
Arkansas Department of Health spokeswomen Ann Wright said low grade radioactive material was discovered March 24 at Stiles Recycling Center, five miles east of Salem. "A small amount of radioactive material was mistakenly delivered to Stiles Recycling. The material never posed a threat to public health or safety," she said...
WITHIN REACH (04/01/04)
WITHIN REACH: Dalaney Harris, 11 months, of Glencoe reaches for a flower March 26 at one of the dozens of booths at FNBC's 14th annual Home, Garden and Sports Show at Bar D Arena in Ash Flat. The two-day event attracted thousands of visitors. Harris is the daughter of Claudia, right, and Ted Harris...
Cancer survivor speaks out against smokeless tobacco (04/01/04)
Rick Bender never knew the most dangerous thing he faced on a baseball field was a little round can of Copenhagen in his back pocket. "Smokeless tobacco can have a devastating effect on your everyday life," said Bender. Bender, 41, a former minor league baseball player and mouth cancer survivor, spoke March 23 to students in Viola and Salem about the dangers of smokeless tobacco and how young people are targets of advertisers. He also spoke to the Salem Chamber of Commerce March 24...
Wanted man turns himself in to sheriff (04/01/04)
OREGON COUNTY -- Dealing with the father of a wanted man led Oregon County Sheriff Tim Ward to negotiate the surrender of a Howell County man to local law enforcement officials last week. Trouble for David Adam Teague began mid-morning March 22. The 19-year-old man from Howell County was involved in an accident near the junction of Oregon County Road 225 and Highway 142, approximately one-fourth mile east of H Highway...
Losses threaten hospital (04/01/04)
Evelyn Willett said she watched the birth of Fulton County Hospital and now she's hoping she avoids watching its death. "If our hospital closes it would just be a disaster," said Willet. On April 13 Fulton County voters will go to the polls and either approve or reject a half-cent sales tax to benefit Fulton County Hospital...
Viola to raise water rates (04/01/04)
The Viola City Council voted March 25 to raise city water rates, effective June 1. The minimum monthly water rate will be raised from $13.50 to $15. Water Commissioner Orville McFarland told the council the water department has lost $1,700 due to a decrease in the number of households with water (192 to 182)...
Spring Fling set at Thayer (04/01/04)
THAYER -- In an attempt to raise funds for the Thayer High School prom lock-in, a Spring Fling is planned for April 3 at the High School. Lock-in organizers said this will be a night of fun and games for the young and young at heart. Activities will range from a duck pond to a dunking booth. The fun will begin at 5:30 p.m. with a chili supper and end with the crowning of the Spring Fling King and Queen at 8 p.m...
Salem receives decontamination shower, command unit (04/01/04)
Salem has received a mobile emergency decontamination shower (MEDS) and command unit trailer, Salem Police Chief Al Roork told the Salem City Council March 25. Roork said the unit was acquired with a HazMat grant. The price of the unit was $61,000 and it's the only unit of its kind in Arkansas, he said...
Local business lost to early morning fire last week (04/01/04)
THAYER -- The Thayer and Mammoth Spring Fire Department fought the blaze hard at the Allen American Realty office in Thayer, but the business was a complete loss. The fire began in the early morning hours of March 21 and was called in to the fire department by a passing motorist on Highway 63...
Larkins accepts UCA scholarship (04/01/04)
Aimee C. Larkins of Cherokee Village has accepted an academic scholarship to the University of Central Arkansas beginning in August with the 2004 fall term. UCA awards academic scholarships, renewable for seven consecutive semesters, based on ACT scores, grade point average and class rank, as well as National Merit and National Achievement competition...
Sharp GOP changes meeting (04/01/04)
Sharp County Republican Convention Special Meeting has been changed to April 15 to ensure compliance with all rules. The Sharp County Republican Convention will meet again June 14 and then finally organize in January 2005. If additional information is required call Chairman Dick Sackett at 257-5827 or e-mail him at homes@dicksackett.com. Both meetings will be held at the Sharp County Courthouse in Ash Flat at 7 p.m. The public is welcome to attend these convention meetings...
VFW slates dinner (04/01/04)
Highland VFW 4772 will serve a roast pork dinner at the post from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 4. Dinner includes mashed potatoes and brown gravy, green beans, roll, salad bar, beverage and dessert. Highland VFW serves dinner to the public on the first Sunday of each month. VFW volunteers are members and friends of VFW 4772, American Legion 346, DAV 55 and auxiliaries...
Larkins accepts UCA scholarship (04/01/04)
Aimee C. Larkins of Cherokee Village has accepted an academic scholarship to the University of Central Arkansas beginning in August with the 2004 fall term. UCA awards academic scholarships, renewable for seven consecutive semesters, based on ACT scores, grade point average and class rank, as well as National Merit and National Achievement competition...
Sharp GOP changes meeting (04/01/04)
Sharp County Republican Convention Special Meeting has been changed to April 15 to ensure compliance with all rules. The Sharp County Republican Convention will meet again June 14 and then finally organize in January 2005. If additional information is required call Chairman Dick Sackett at 257-5827 or e-mail him at homes@dicksackett.com. Both meetings will be held at the Sharp County Courthouse in Ash Flat at 7 p.m. The public is welcome to attend these convention meetings...
VFW slates dinner (04/01/04)
Highland VFW 4772 will serve a roast pork dinner at the post from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 4. Dinner includes mashed potatoes and brown gravy, green beans, roll, salad bar, beverage and dessert. Highland VFW serves dinner to the public on the first Sunday of each month. VFW volunteers are members and friends of VFW 4772, American Legion 346, DAV 55 and auxiliaries...
Lady Hounds rack up diamond wins (04/01/04)
The Lady Greyhounds of Salem swept a lop-sided double-header from the ICC Lady Cougars March 23, outscoring ICC 29-5 over the course of the two games. Cassi Hickinbotham earned both victories, and she also went two-for-three in game two with three RBIs...
The Kerv claims Thayer WBA Championship (04/01/04)
The Thayer Women's Bowling Association completed its 2004 Championship Tournament March 13. The championship team was "The Kerv" with members Kay Hensley, Jodie Miller, Elena McCann and Rosa Hudson. Second place went to "No Sweat" members Pat Mills, Lynette Mills, Pat Caplinger and Linda Walters with only 23 less total points. Third place team "The Four Wonders" members were Alisa Dobell, Marlene Dobell, Lovie Guffey and Shirley Gardner...
Taylor, Barker rude to Rural (04/01/04)
It's a safe bet that the Rural Special Lady Rebels got their fill of Chelsea Taylor and Lindsey Barker the afternoon of March 23. The Viola Lady Longhorns' two flamethrowers completely dismantled Rural Special by combining for 14 strikeouts, while allowing only three hits and one run as Viola swept a twin-bill from Rural Special...
Scholarships awarded to local students (04/01/04)
This month, the Thayer Women's Bowling Association awarded four scholarships of $350 each to the following area students: The Thayer WBA began a scholarship fund in 1995. Last year five students received $50 each. Two were still eligible to apply again -- Sadie Gardner and Tiffany Wiggs. Congratulations to each student from the members of Thayer Women's Bowling Association...
The Kerv claims Thayer WBA Championship (04/01/04)
The Thayer Women's Bowling Association completed its 2004 Championship Tournament March 13. The championship team was "The Kerv" with members Kay Hensley, Jodie Miller, Elena McCann and Rosa Hudson. Second place went to "No Sweat" members Pat Mills, Lynette Mills, Pat Caplinger and Linda Walters with only 23 less total points. Third place team "The Four Wonders" members were Alisa Dobell, Marlene Dobell, Lovie Guffey and Shirley Gardner...
Scholarships awarded to local students (04/01/04)
This month, the Thayer Women's Bowling Association awarded four scholarships of $350 each to the following area students: The Thayer WBA began a scholarship fund in 1995. Last year five students received $50 each. Two were still eligible to apply again -- Sadie Gardner and Tiffany Wiggs. Congratulations to each student from the members of Thayer Women's Bowling Association...
Taylor, Barker rude to Rural (04/01/04)
It's a safe bet that the Rural Special Lady Rebels got their fill of Chelsea Taylor and Lindsey Barker the afternoon of March 23. The Viola Lady Longhorns' two flamethrowers completely dismantled Rural Special by combining for 14 strikeouts, while allowing only three hits and one run as Viola swept a twin-bill from Rural Special...
Lady Hounds rack up diamond wins (04/01/04)
The Lady Greyhounds of Salem swept a lop-sided double-header from the ICC Lady Cougars March 23, outscoring ICC 29-5 over the course of the two games. Cassi Hickinbotham earned both victories, and she also went two-for-three in game two with three RBIs...
Dorothy Lowe (04/01/04)
Dorothy Lowe, daughter of the late A.J. Cypret and Willie Mae Mitchell Cypret, was born May 28, 1920, in Elm Store, Ark., and died March 24, 2004, in West Plains, Mo., at the age of 83 years. She married March 29, 1939, in Thayer, Mo., to Raymond Lowe...
Frieda Barrow (04/01/04)
Frieda Barrow, 73, of Williford, Ark., died March 22, 2004, at her residence. Born Nov. 8, 1930, in Newburg, Austria, she was the daughter of the late Walburga Ruger and Christoff Ruger. She was a seamstress and treasurer of the Fire Department of Martin Creek at Williford, Ark...
Paul E. Boren Sr. (04/01/04)
Paul E. Boren Sr., 52, of Hillsboro, Mo., died March 24, 2004, in Hillsboro, Mo. Born Dec. 9, 1951, in St. Louis, Mo., he was the son of Gene and Peggy Roam Boren, of Thayer, Mo. He was married Dec. 17, 1988 in Hillsboro to Linda Kay Helbig Boren. He owned and operated Pro-Stop BP in De Soto and Helbig Insurance Agency. He was an adult volunteer for Girl Scouts of America and the Hillsboro Little League and also served on the board of directors for Meremac Valley Ins. Co...
William Scott Mann Jr. (04/01/04)
William Scott Mann Jr., 83, of Cherokee Village, Ark., died March 20, 2004, at the Ash Flat Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Born April 26, 1920, in San Francisco, he was the son of William Scott Mann and Ethel Winship Mann. He was a veteran of the United States Marine Corp. He worked as a master pipe fitter for the United States Civil Service before retirement...
Virginia Ruth Reed (04/01/04)
Virginia Ruth Reed. 65, was born Nov. 13, 1938 in Tacoma, Wash., and died March 18, 2004, at her home in Mammoth Spring, Ark. Survivors include her husband, Karl William "Bill" Reed of Mammoth Spring; six daughters -- Diane Phillips of Thayer, Mo., Rose Hamling of West Plains, Mo., Joanne Taylor of Kissimmee, Fla., Susan Bishop of Eastwood, Mo., Carmel Haney of Vilonia, Mo., and Edith Haney of Kissimmee, Fla.; three sons -- Jonathan Reed of Mammoth Spring, David Reed of Mammoth Spring and William Reed of Thayer; and 43 grandchildren.. ...
Virginia Schreckengast (04/01/04)
Virginia Alyne Schrecken-gast, daughter of the late Thedis Young and Jessie McGhee Young, was born June 26, 1931, in Myrtle, Mo., and died March 14, 2004, in Innsbrook, Mo., at the age of 72 years. She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. Survivors include her husband, Harry, of the home in Innsbrook; a son, Densal McGhee and friend, Shelia, of Thayer, Mo.; a daughter, Shelia Smith and husband, Bob of Thayer; six grandchildren -- Nikki Clark and daughter, Aleasha of Thayer, Roy Smith and wife, Jill, of Springfield, Mo., Lisa, Judy, Dennis and Bobby; 10 step-children; several step-grandchildren; several step-great-grandchildren; a brother, Joe Young and wife, Leanna, of Kansas; a special friend, Lena Johnson and husband, Henry of Wright City, Mo.; and several nieces and nephews.. ...
Archie Dillard Peek (04/01/04)
Archie Dillard Peek, 92, son of the late Henery B. and Arlie Larsen Peek, was born on July 15, 1911, in Arnett, Okla. He died March 25, 2004, in Calico Rock, Ark. He was married to Ruthie and to this union no children were born. During his working years, he worked as a medical missionary...
Hester E. Harris (04/01/04)
Hester E. Harris, 77 of Gepp, daughter of the late Harrison Keller and Harriett Pheiffer Keller, was born April 12, 1926, in Nogal, N.M. She died March 20, 2004, at Fulton County Nursing Home in Salem. She married Elton Harris and to this union three children were born. She was employed by Baxter Lab in Mountain Home for many years. She was of the Lutheran faith...
Eileen Gochanour (04/01/04)
Eileen Lynch Gochanour, age 81, of Thayer, Mo., was born March 1, 1923, in Sangamon County, Ill., and died March 27 2004, at her home. She retired from the State of Illinois Department of Revenue, moved to Thayer in 1995, and continued working on genealogy until her death...
Treva Lee Wood (04/01/04)
Treva Lee Wood, 85, of Oxford, daughter of Stanley Parrish and Lora Jane Chadwick Parrish, was born Sep. 1, 1918, in Oxford, Ark. She died March 21, 2004, at Pioneer Nursing Home in Melbourne, Ark. She married Lawrence Wood on Sept. 29, 1937, at Oxford, Ark. To this union, four children were born. She was a homemaker, who along with her husband, ran the family farm. She was also employed by Tri-County Shirt Factory in Salem for 11 years...
Michael P. Cindrich (04/01/04)
Michael P. Cindrich, 68, of Parkville, Mo., died Feb. 10, 2004, at his home. He was a truck driver for the Teamsters Union Local 541 while working for Gamey Construction Company for 25 years. He loved gardening and sold vegetables at the Parkville Farmer's Market...
Josh Henry Smart (04/01/04)
John Henry Scranton Smart, infant son of Eric Gene Smart and Amanda Jovell Scranton of Cave City died March 24, 2004, at Harris Hospital in Newport. Survivors include his parents of the home; a brother, Cody Smart of Sulphur Rock; a sister, Lauren Smart of Sulphur Rock; paternal grandparents -- Tommy Smart of Batesville and Sandra Smart of Batesville; maternal grandparents -- Michael Pallardy Sr. ...
Michael P. Cindrich (04/01/04)
Michael P. Cindrich, 68, of Parkville, Mo., died Feb. 10, 2004, at his home. He was a truck driver for the Teamsters Union Local 541 while working for Gamey Construction Company for 25 years. He loved gardening and sold vegetables at the Parkville Farmer's Market...
William Scott Mann Jr. (04/01/04)
William Scott Mann Jr., 83, of Cherokee Village, Ark., died March 20, 2004, at the Ash Flat Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Born April 26, 1920, in San Francisco, he was the son of William Scott Mann and Ethel Winship Mann. He was a veteran of the United States Marine Corp. He worked as a master pipe fitter for the United States Civil Service before retirement...
Virginia Schreckengast (04/01/04)
Virginia Alyne Schrecken-gast, daughter of the late Thedis Young and Jessie McGhee Young, was born June 26, 1931, in Myrtle, Mo., and died March 14, 2004, in Innsbrook, Mo., at the age of 72 years. She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. Survivors include her husband, Harry, of the home in Innsbrook; a son, Densal McGhee and friend, Shelia, of Thayer, Mo.; a daughter, Shelia Smith and husband, Bob of Thayer; six grandchildren -- Nikki Clark and daughter, Aleasha of Thayer, Roy Smith and wife, Jill, of Springfield, Mo., Lisa, Judy, Dennis and Bobby; 10 step-children; several step-grandchildren; several step-great-grandchildren; a brother, Joe Young and wife, Leanna, of Kansas; a special friend, Lena Johnson and husband, Henry of Wright City, Mo.; and several nieces and nephews.. ...
Josh Henry Smart (04/01/04)
John Henry Scranton Smart, infant son of Eric Gene Smart and Amanda Jovell Scranton of Cave City died March 24, 2004, at Harris Hospital in Newport. Survivors include his parents of the home; a brother, Cody Smart of Sulphur Rock; a sister, Lauren Smart of Sulphur Rock; paternal grandparents -- Tommy Smart of Batesville and Sandra Smart of Batesville; maternal grandparents -- Michael Pallardy Sr. ...
Frieda Barrow (04/01/04)
Frieda Barrow, 73, of Williford, Ark., died March 22, 2004, at her residence. Born Nov. 8, 1930, in Newburg, Austria, she was the daughter of the late Walburga Ruger and Christoff Ruger. She was a seamstress and treasurer of the Fire Department of Martin Creek at Williford, Ark...
Virginia Ruth Reed (04/01/04)
Virginia Ruth Reed. 65, was born Nov. 13, 1938 in Tacoma, Wash., and died March 18, 2004, at her home in Mammoth Spring, Ark. Survivors include her husband, Karl William "Bill" Reed of Mammoth Spring; six daughters -- Diane Phillips of Thayer, Mo., Rose Hamling of West Plains, Mo., Joanne Taylor of Kissimmee, Fla., Susan Bishop of Eastwood, Mo., Carmel Haney of Vilonia, Mo., and Edith Haney of Kissimmee, Fla.; three sons -- Jonathan Reed of Mammoth Spring, David Reed of Mammoth Spring and William Reed of Thayer; and 43 grandchildren.. ...
Dorothy Lowe (04/01/04)
Dorothy Lowe, daughter of the late A.J. Cypret and Willie Mae Mitchell Cypret, was born May 28, 1920, in Elm Store, Ark., and died March 24, 2004, in West Plains, Mo., at the age of 83 years. She married March 29, 1939, in Thayer, Mo., to Raymond Lowe...
Archie Dillard Peek (04/01/04)
Archie Dillard Peek, 92, son of the late Henery B. and Arlie Larsen Peek, was born on July 15, 1911, in Arnett, Okla. He died March 25, 2004, in Calico Rock, Ark. He was married to Ruthie and to this union no children were born. During his working years, he worked as a medical missionary...
Hester E. Harris (04/01/04)
Hester E. Harris, 77 of Gepp, daughter of the late Harrison Keller and Harriett Pheiffer Keller, was born April 12, 1926, in Nogal, N.M. She died March 20, 2004, at Fulton County Nursing Home in Salem. She married Elton Harris and to this union three children were born. She was employed by Baxter Lab in Mountain Home for many years. She was of the Lutheran faith...
Eileen Gochanour (04/01/04)
Eileen Lynch Gochanour, age 81, of Thayer, Mo., was born March 1, 1923, in Sangamon County, Ill., and died March 27 2004, at her home. She retired from the State of Illinois Department of Revenue, moved to Thayer in 1995, and continued working on genealogy until her death...
Treva Lee Wood (04/01/04)
Treva Lee Wood, 85, of Oxford, daughter of Stanley Parrish and Lora Jane Chadwick Parrish, was born Sep. 1, 1918, in Oxford, Ark. She died March 21, 2004, at Pioneer Nursing Home in Melbourne, Ark. She married Lawrence Wood on Sept. 29, 1937, at Oxford, Ark. To this union, four children were born. She was a homemaker, who along with her husband, ran the family farm. She was also employed by Tri-County Shirt Factory in Salem for 11 years...
Paul E. Boren Sr. (04/01/04)
Paul E. Boren Sr., 52, of Hillsboro, Mo., died March 24, 2004, in Hillsboro, Mo. Born Dec. 9, 1951, in St. Louis, Mo., he was the son of Gene and Peggy Roam Boren, of Thayer, Mo. He was married Dec. 17, 1988 in Hillsboro to Linda Kay Helbig Boren. He owned and operated Pro-Stop BP in De Soto and Helbig Insurance Agency. He was an adult volunteer for Girl Scouts of America and the Hillsboro Little League and also served on the board of directors for Meremac Valley Ins. Co...
Mackenzie Sue Harper (04/01/04)
Trevor and Amber Harper of Thayer have announced the birth of their daughter, Mackenzie Sue Harper, at 7:22 March 12 at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains. She weighed 7 pounds, 6 ounces, and was 20 inches long. She was welcomed home by sibling, Charity Ann Harper, age 15 months...
Jesse Jaylon Shultz (04/01/04)
Jordan Shultz has announced the birth of his brother, Jesse Jaylon Shultz, born March 3, 2004, in Mountain Home. He weighed 8 pounds, 1 ounce, and was 20 inches tall. His parents are Dirk and Sandy Shultz of Thayer. Grandparents are Joe and Gerry Taylor of Thayer, Sue Smith of West Plains, and Don and Remy Shultz of Thayer...
Kaleb Scott Vaughn (04/01/04)
Scott and Megan Vaughn of West Plains, Mo., have announced the birth of their son, Kaleb Scott Vaughn, at 3:04 p.m. March 17, 2004, at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains. He weighed 7 pounds, 1-1/2 ounces, and was 21 inches long.
Landry Case Jenkins (04/01/04)
Mr. and Mrs. Morris Jenkins, of Mountain Grove, Mo., have announced the birth of their son, Landry Case Jenkins, at 4:57 p.m. March 9, 2004, at Cox South in Springfield, Mo. He weighed 6 pounds, 12 ounces. He was welcomed home by his siblings Riley, 10, Brady, 7, and Michia, 5...
Gunner Shane Gleghorn (04/01/04)
Kathy and Shane Gleghorn of Wiseman have announced the birth of their son, Gunner Shane Gleghorn, March 21, 2004, at Baxter Regional Medical Center in Mountain Home. He weighed 7 pounds, 10.2 ounces, was 20 inches long. He was welcomed home by his brother, Michael...
Landry Case Jenkins (04/01/04)
Mr. and Mrs. Morris Jenkins, of Mountain Grove, Mo., have announced the birth of their son, Landry Case Jenkins, at 4:57 p.m. March 9, 2004, at Cox South in Springfield, Mo. He weighed 6 pounds, 12 ounces. He was welcomed home by his siblings Riley, 10, Brady, 7, and Michia, 5...
Gunner Shane Gleghorn (04/01/04)
Kathy and Shane Gleghorn of Wiseman have announced the birth of their son, Gunner Shane Gleghorn, March 21, 2004, at Baxter Regional Medical Center in Mountain Home. He weighed 7 pounds, 10.2 ounces, was 20 inches long. He was welcomed home by his brother, Michael...
Kaleb Scott Vaughn (04/01/04)
Scott and Megan Vaughn of West Plains, Mo., have announced the birth of their son, Kaleb Scott Vaughn, at 3:04 p.m. March 17, 2004, at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains. He weighed 7 pounds, 1-1/2 ounces, and was 21 inches long.
Jesse Jaylon Shultz (04/01/04)
Jordan Shultz has announced the birth of his brother, Jesse Jaylon Shultz, born March 3, 2004, in Mountain Home. He weighed 8 pounds, 1 ounce, and was 20 inches tall. His parents are Dirk and Sandy Shultz of Thayer. Grandparents are Joe and Gerry Taylor of Thayer, Sue Smith of West Plains, and Don and Remy Shultz of Thayer...
Mackenzie Sue Harper (04/01/04)
Trevor and Amber Harper of Thayer have announced the birth of their daughter, Mackenzie Sue Harper, at 7:22 March 12 at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains. She weighed 7 pounds, 6 ounces, and was 20 inches long. She was welcomed home by sibling, Charity Ann Harper, age 15 months...
Manry, Ziemba slate nuptials (04/01/04)
Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Manry of Cherokee Village have announced the engagement of their daughter, Heather Regina Manry, to Gerald Walter Ziemba, son of Mr. and Mrs. Thadeow Ziemba of New Hartford, N.Y. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Sam Manry and Mr. and Mrs. W.M. Bartlett...
Russell, Dailey to wed (04/01/04)
Bob and Kay Russell of Hardy have announced the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Patricia Kay Russell, to Jeffrey "Jeff" Eugene Dailey of Salem. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Catherine Russell of Hardy and the late Robert F. Russell, and the late Rex and Virgle French...
Russell, Dailey to wed (04/01/04)
Bob and Kay Russell of Hardy have announced the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Patricia Kay Russell, to Jeffrey "Jeff" Eugene Dailey of Salem. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Catherine Russell of Hardy and the late Robert F. Russell, and the late Rex and Virgle French...
Manry, Ziemba slate nuptials (04/01/04)
Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Manry of Cherokee Village have announced the engagement of their daughter, Heather Regina Manry, to Gerald Walter Ziemba, son of Mr. and Mrs. Thadeow Ziemba of New Hartford, N.Y. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Sam Manry and Mr. and Mrs. W.M. Bartlett...
Kings to celebrate 60th anniversary (04/01/04)
The Rev. J.W. and Mable June Caldwell King of West Plains will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary March 31. They were married March 31, 1944, at Elm Store, Ark. The Kings have three children -- Carolyn (Don) Westrich of St. Peters, Mo., Kenneth (Janet) King of Mammoth Spring, and Richard (Janie) King of West Plains; four grandchildren -- Jeremy (Jodie) King of Branson, Mo., and Ashley (Scott) Harper of Caulfield, Mo., and Stacey and Stefani Westrich...
Kings to celebrate 60th anniversary (04/01/04)
The Rev. J.W. and Mable June Caldwell King of West Plains will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary March 31. They were married March 31, 1944, at Elm Store, Ark. The Kings have three children -- Carolyn (Don) Westrich of St. Peters, Mo., Kenneth (Janet) King of Mammoth Spring, and Richard (Janie) King of West Plains; four grandchildren -- Jeremy (Jodie) King of Branson, Mo., and Ashley (Scott) Harper of Caulfield, Mo., and Stacey and Stefani Westrich...
State Capitol Week in Review (04/01/04)
Standardized testing has always been a popular tool for measuring the academic progress of students; however, in the past 10 years the need to improve test scores has grown in importance. In Arkansas as in many other states, when students demonstrate consistently poor test scores their schools are put on probation. In many states, including Arkansas, there are bonuses for teachers and administrators of schools where students show improvement on academics...
Walking With Jackie the Ripper (04/01/04)
Recently Jackie and I passed by a cow pasture, and she just had a barking fit, as she tends to do when confronted with an unknown object. She had never seen a cow before. Mama nearly always kept a cow when I was a child, as did lots of folks, even those who lived in town. I think she liked to milk, and I know she liked to process the raw product into delightful things such as whipping cream, sweet butter and cottage cheese...
Boldly Going Nowhere (04/01/04)
A mailbox is a defenseless container standing alongside a rural roadway. To mailbox molesters, it's a symbol of authority, representing everyone who keeps them in check, such as their parents or teachers who make rules they don't want to live by. Rather than confront those they hate, they confront the mailbox...
Boldly Going Nowhere (04/01/04)
A mailbox is a defenseless container standing alongside a rural roadway. To mailbox molesters, it's a symbol of authority, representing everyone who keeps them in check, such as their parents or teachers who make rules they don't want to live by. Rather than confront those they hate, they confront the mailbox...
Walking With Jackie the Ripper (04/01/04)
Recently Jackie and I passed by a cow pasture, and she just had a barking fit, as she tends to do when confronted with an unknown object. She had never seen a cow before. Mama nearly always kept a cow when I was a child, as did lots of folks, even those who lived in town. I think she liked to milk, and I know she liked to process the raw product into delightful things such as whipping cream, sweet butter and cottage cheese...
State Capitol Week in Review (04/01/04)
Standardized testing has always been a popular tool for measuring the academic progress of students; however, in the past 10 years the need to improve test scores has grown in importance. In Arkansas as in many other states, when students demonstrate consistently poor test scores their schools are put on probation. In many states, including Arkansas, there are bonuses for teachers and administrators of schools where students show improvement on academics...