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Stories from Thursday, April 22, 2004

Wrecks claim two lives (04/22/04)
A Cherokee Village man was killed April 14 in a one-vehicle accident on Pottawattamie Drive near Pioneer Auction. According to a report from Cpl. Wendall Jines with the Arkansas State Police, Gregory Bayes, 36, was westbound on the street near the intersection of Tekakwitha around 12:17 p.m. in a 1992 Ford Taurus when the vehicle traveled off the roadway and struck a tree...
Republic woman dies in crash (04/22/04)
OREGON COUNTY -- A fiery crash claimed the life of a Missouri woman near Thayer April 18. The accident occurred on Highway 63, two miles north of Thayer when a 1996 Ford driven by John Sitz, 59, of Williford, Ark., crossed the center line and struck a southbound 1996 Oldsmobile driven by Sandra Robinson, 51, of Republic, according to a report from the Missouri State Highway Patrol. ...
Two Fulton men face explosives, drug charges (04/22/04)
Two Fulton County men face a variety of drug and possession of explosives charges after law enforcement officials allegedly found methamphetamine, components of a methamphetamine lab, a pipe bomb and bomb-making materials in a truck April 12 at the post office in Mammoth Spring...
Hospital tax passes (04/22/04)
Fulton County residents sent a resounding message at the polls April 13 -- we want to keep our hospital. By a 6:1 margin voters approved a half-cent sales tax benefiting the hospital. In the final tally, 1,573 voted for and 266 voted against. "It's unbelievable. This tax may have had the largest approval rating of any tax ever passed in this county," said Fulton County Judge Curren Everett...
MoDOT to hold forum in county (04/22/04)
OREGON COUNTY -- A public listening forum hosted by the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) is coming to Oregon County. According to MoDOT South Central District engineer Tom Stehn, the forum is set for April 22 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Oregon County Courthouse at Alton...
Horseshoe Bend appoints Bell to fill alderman seat (04/22/04)
The Horseshoe Bend City Council appointed Barbara Bell April 20 to replace retiring Ward II Position 1 Alderman George Evans. Six of the eight alderman voted for Bell; the two remaining votes were cast for Jean Stephens. Bell, 60, moved to Horseshoe Bend with her husband in July of 1998. During her professional career she was an aide at the Defense Intelligence Agency. Bell said she looks forward to helping the citizens of Horseshoe Bend. She will be sworn in May 1...
Fulton men face drug, bomb charges (04/22/04)
Two Fulton County men face a variety of drug and possession of explosives charges after law enforcement officials allegedly found methamphetamine, components of a methamphetamine lab, a pipe bomb and bomb-making materials in a truck April 12 at the post office in Mammoth Spring...
Calico Rock Council endorses Iron Works (04/22/04)
Calico Rock based Ozark Ironworks received an endorsement for admission into the Arkansas State Tax Back Program April 12 from the Calico Rock City Council. The council's approval was a boost for Ozark Ironworks because it is facing financial problems, said Calico Rock Recorder/Treasurer Gary Teague. ...
Rabies clinic set in county (04/22/04)
THAYER -- The Oregon County Health Department, in cooperation with Langley animal Clinic is sponsoring a rabies vaccination clinic April 24. The vaccination will be $5 per animal and other vaccinations will be available that day at a reduced cost. There will two different clinic locations. The Thayer Police Station from 7:30 to 10:30 a.m. and the Alton Fairgrounds from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. No appointment is necessary at any clinic location...
Sharp looks to build new road shop (04/22/04)
The Sharp County Quorum Court has told Realtors the county has no interest in purchasing the existing county road shop and property in Cherokee Village. Instead, the court is looking into constructing a new shop on county-owned property on Fairgrounds Road...
Road work to start on Hwy. 63 (04/22/04)
LITTLE ROCK -- The Arkansas State Highway Commission has opened bids for improvements to a roadway in Fulton County, according to Commissioner Carl Rosenbaum of Little Rock. The purpose of the project is to resurface approximately 13 miles of Highway 63. The work will extend from the Sharp county line, just north of Hardy, northward to the Missouri state line. Atlas Asphalt, Inc. of Jonesboro, Ark., was the apparent low bidder on this project at $1,221,948.29...
Couch grads go on mission (04/22/04)
OREGON COUNTY -- Tasha Combs and Sara Hubbell, both graduates of Couch High School, are now freshmen at Crowley's Ridge College (CRC) in Paragould, Ark. They were presented with a unique challenge recently by Bible professor Art Smith. Smith, along with Arkansas State University (ASU) professor Gerald Dickerson will lead a week long mission trip to Grecia, Costa Rica. Departure date is set for May 25 and the group will return June 2...
Local students win big at fair (04/22/04)
WEST PLAINS -- An estimated 40 student from nine area schools including Thayer and Koshkonong, submitted projects in the 2004 Regional Science and Technology Fair recently at Southwest Missouri State University (SMSU) in West Plains. The fair was hosted by SMSU-WP Natural Sciences, Math and Technology Department and is designed to support and enhance science education in junior and senior high schools by serving as an avenue through which students can develop and participate in science projects...
New state maps available (04/22/04)
MISSOURI -- Missouri Department of Transportations (MoDOT) 2004 official highway maps are now available. The new maps are available free of charge and chart Missouri's 32,000 mile system of highways and bridges as well as major rivers, lakes, state parks and forests...
TEST FLIGHT (04/22/04)
TEST FLIGHT: Third and fourth grade gifted and talented students in Shane Baker's class at Thayer Elementary School have been studying motion and air, including planes this spring. The students learned about five different types of planes. Last week they took a test on the parts of the plane and how a plane works. Baker reports all the students passed. Jacob Alford, Nicklaus Martin and Carissa Scogins took planes they built for a test flight on a sunny spring afternoon recently...
RIBBON CUTTING (04/22/04)
RIBBON CUTTING: A ribbon cutting celebration for the opening of Guardian Angel Childcare Preschool was held April 16. The Preschool is located at 3278 High Street in Alton. Owner Jan Shields said the program offers families a secure, nurturing environment where children develop emotional, language and social skills according to individual readiness. ...
New state maps available (04/22/04)
MISSOURI -- Missouri Department of Transportations (MoDOT) 2004 official highway maps are now available. The new maps are available free of charge and chart Missouri's 32,000 mile system of highways and bridges as well as major rivers, lakes, state parks and forests...
Local students win big at fair (04/22/04)
WEST PLAINS -- An estimated 40 student from nine area schools including Thayer and Koshkonong, submitted projects in the 2004 Regional Science and Technology Fair recently at Southwest Missouri State University (SMSU) in West Plains. The fair was hosted by SMSU-WP Natural Sciences, Math and Technology Department and is designed to support and enhance science education in junior and senior high schools by serving as an avenue through which students can develop and participate in science projects...
Couch grads go on mission (04/22/04)
OREGON COUNTY -- Tasha Combs and Sara Hubbell, both graduates of Couch High School, are now freshmen at Crowley's Ridge College (CRC) in Paragould, Ark. They were presented with a unique challenge recently by Bible professor Art Smith. Smith, along with Arkansas State University (ASU) professor Gerald Dickerson will lead a week long mission trip to Grecia, Costa Rica. Departure date is set for May 25 and the group will return June 2...
Sharp looks to build new road shop (04/22/04)
The Sharp County Quorum Court has told Realtors the county has no interest in purchasing the existing county road shop and property in Cherokee Village. Instead, the court is looking into constructing a new shop on county-owned property on Fairgrounds Road...
Rabies clinic set in county (04/22/04)
THAYER -- The Oregon County Health Department, in cooperation with Langley animal Clinic is sponsoring a rabies vaccination clinic April 24. The vaccination will be $5 per animal and other vaccinations will be available that day at a reduced cost. There will two different clinic locations. The Thayer Police Station from 7:30 to 10:30 a.m. and the Alton Fairgrounds from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. No appointment is necessary at any clinic location...
Road work to start on Hwy. 63 (04/22/04)
LITTLE ROCK -- The Arkansas State Highway Commission has opened bids for improvements to a roadway in Fulton County, according to Commissioner Carl Rosenbaum of Little Rock. The purpose of the project is to resurface approximately 13 miles of Highway 63. The work will extend from the Sharp county line, just north of Hardy, northward to the Missouri state line. Atlas Asphalt, Inc. of Jonesboro, Ark., was the apparent low bidder on this project at $1,221,948.29...
Calico Rock Council endorses Iron Works (04/22/04)
Calico Rock based Ozark Ironworks received an endorsement for admission into the Arkansas State Tax Back Program April 12 from the Calico Rock City Council. The council's approval was a boost for Ozark Ironworks because it is facing financial problems, said Calico Rock Recorder/Treasurer Gary Teague. ...
TEST FLIGHT (04/22/04)
TEST FLIGHT: Third and fourth grade gifted and talented students in Shane Baker's class at Thayer Elementary School have been studying motion and air, including planes this spring. The students learned about five different types of planes. Last week they took a test on the parts of the plane and how a plane works. Baker reports all the students passed. Jacob Alford, Nicklaus Martin and Carissa Scogins took planes they built for a test flight on a sunny spring afternoon recently...
Hospital tax passes (04/22/04)
Fulton County residents sent a resounding message at the polls April 13 -- we want to keep our hospital. By a 6:1 margin voters approved a half-cent sales tax benefiting the hospital. In the final tally, 1,573 voted for and 266 voted against. "It's unbelievable. This tax may have had the largest approval rating of any tax ever passed in this county," said Fulton County Judge Curren Everett...
Two Fulton men face explosives, drug charges (04/22/04)
Two Fulton County men face a variety of drug and possession of explosives charges after law enforcement officials allegedly found methamphetamine, components of a methamphetamine lab, a pipe bomb and bomb-making materials in a truck April 12 at the post office in Mammoth Spring...
Republic woman dies in crash (04/22/04)
OREGON COUNTY -- A fiery crash claimed the life of a Missouri woman near Thayer April 18. The accident occurred on Highway 63, two miles north of Thayer when a 1996 Ford driven by John Sitz, 59, of Williford, Ark., crossed the center line and struck a southbound 1996 Oldsmobile driven by Sandra Robinson, 51, of Republic, according to a report from the Missouri State Highway Patrol. ...
Wrecks claim two lives (04/22/04)
A Cherokee Village man was killed April 14 in a one-vehicle accident on Pottawattamie Drive near Pioneer Auction. According to a report from Cpl. Wendall Jines with the Arkansas State Police, Gregory Bayes, 36, was westbound on the street near the intersection of Tekakwitha around 12:17 p.m. in a 1992 Ford Taurus when the vehicle traveled off the roadway and struck a tree...
Fulton men face drug, bomb charges (04/22/04)
Two Fulton County men face a variety of drug and possession of explosives charges after law enforcement officials allegedly found methamphetamine, components of a methamphetamine lab, a pipe bomb and bomb-making materials in a truck April 12 at the post office in Mammoth Spring...
Horseshoe Bend appoints Bell to fill alderman seat (04/22/04)
The Horseshoe Bend City Council appointed Barbara Bell April 20 to replace retiring Ward II Position 1 Alderman George Evans. Six of the eight alderman voted for Bell; the two remaining votes were cast for Jean Stephens. Bell, 60, moved to Horseshoe Bend with her husband in July of 1998. During her professional career she was an aide at the Defense Intelligence Agency. Bell said she looks forward to helping the citizens of Horseshoe Bend. She will be sworn in May 1...
MoDOT to hold forum in county (04/22/04)
OREGON COUNTY -- A public listening forum hosted by the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) is coming to Oregon County. According to MoDOT South Central District engineer Tom Stehn, the forum is set for April 22 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Oregon County Courthouse at Alton...
RIBBON CUTTING (04/22/04)
RIBBON CUTTING: A ribbon cutting celebration for the opening of Guardian Angel Childcare Preschool was held April 16. The Preschool is located at 3278 High Street in Alton. Owner Jan Shields said the program offers families a secure, nurturing environment where children develop emotional, language and social skills according to individual readiness. ...
Dogwood Days set in Horseshoe Bend (04/22/04)
Dogwood Days in Horseshoe Bend will be held April 24. The festival will feature craft booths, food and concessions, bake sales, a book sale, games for kids and entertainment throughout the day at the gazebo in the lower mall area. A pet show and contest will be held at the gazebo beginning at 8:30 a.m. A Mister and Miss Dogwood Days pageant sponsored by the United Methodist Church Youth Group will be held at the gazebo at 11 a.m...
Shields promoted at Liberty Bank (04/22/04)
Brenda Shields was recently promoted to assistant vice president of lending at Liberty Bank of Arkansas. Shields, with over six years banking experience, has served as an administrative assistant and loan assistant. She has been employed by the Highland-Hardy Liberty Banking Center since its opening in 2003...
Murder mystery to benefit library (04/22/04)
A typical auction becomes the setting of a tale of intrigue when the Friends of the Garnett Library holds "Murder at Auction" at 6:30 p.m. April 23 at First Presbyterian Church in West Plains. This interactive murder mystery features students from Kay Garrett's Theatre in Education class at Southwest Missouri State University-West Plains...
Hagar, Scribner unite in marriage (04/22/04)
Leslie Frances Hagar of Jonesboro became the bride of Dr. John Heath Scribner of Salem March 13. The bride is the daughter of Dan and Barbara Hagar of Clarksville, and Ron and Kathy Mathes of Jonesboro. She is the granddaughter of Dr. and Mrs. Ernest Hogue of Jonesboro, Bill and Marie Barber of Cabot, and Ruth Craig of Blytheville...
DEA agent to speak in Salem (04/22/04)
Salem 1st Care, in conjunction with Keith Warzecha, special agent for the United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), will hold a community meeting at 6 p.m. April 29 at the Salem High School Gymnasium. Warzecha will address the problem of drug use among youth in Arkansas by focusing primarily on drug trends in methamphetamine and marijuana use. ...
Dogwood Days set in Horseshoe Bend (04/22/04)
Dogwood Days in Horseshoe Bend will be held April 24. The festival will feature craft booths, food and concessions, bake sales, a book sale, games for kids and entertainment throughout the day at the gazebo in the lower mall area. A pet show and contest will be held at the gazebo beginning at 8:30 a.m. A Mister and Miss Dogwood Days pageant sponsored by the United Methodist Church Youth Group will be held at the gazebo at 11 a.m...
Shields promoted at Liberty Bank (04/22/04)
Brenda Shields was recently promoted to assistant vice president of lending at Liberty Bank of Arkansas. Shields, with over six years banking experience, has served as an administrative assistant and loan assistant. She has been employed by the Highland-Hardy Liberty Banking Center since its opening in 2003...
Murder mystery to benefit library (04/22/04)
A typical auction becomes the setting of a tale of intrigue when the Friends of the Garnett Library holds "Murder at Auction" at 6:30 p.m. April 23 at First Presbyterian Church in West Plains. This interactive murder mystery features students from Kay Garrett's Theatre in Education class at Southwest Missouri State University-West Plains...
DEA agent to speak in Salem (04/22/04)
Salem 1st Care, in conjunction with Keith Warzecha, special agent for the United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), will hold a community meeting at 6 p.m. April 29 at the Salem High School Gymnasium. Warzecha will address the problem of drug use among youth in Arkansas by focusing primarily on drug trends in methamphetamine and marijuana use. ...
Hagar, Scribner unite in marriage (04/22/04)
Leslie Frances Hagar of Jonesboro became the bride of Dr. John Heath Scribner of Salem March 13. The bride is the daughter of Dan and Barbara Hagar of Clarksville, and Ron and Kathy Mathes of Jonesboro. She is the granddaughter of Dr. and Mrs. Ernest Hogue of Jonesboro, Bill and Marie Barber of Cabot, and Ruth Craig of Blytheville...
Lady Bobcat standout headed to Bolivar (04/22/04)
With enough individual honors to fill a small book, it's tempting to think that all the achievements bestowed on Thayer Lady Bobcat Megan Underwood must have been attained easily. However, according to Thayer Head Coach Steve Atkisson, a veteran of 20-plus seasons at the helm of the Lady Bobcats, this line of thinking would not be true...
Lady Hounds stay on fast track (04/22/04)
The train just keeps on rolling for the Salem Lady Greyhounds. A day after earning their second consecutive 2AA-North Conference title with a win over Sloan-Hendrix, the Lady Hounds traveled to Highland April 15 for a round-robin twin-bill with the Lady Rebels and Evening Shade Lady Tigers...
Stiff wind, Greyhounds too much for Bears (04/22/04)
On a blustery April 12 afternoon, with the wind whipping directly into the batter's box at Salem, conditions certainly seemed to favor the person standing on the pitcher's mound. The Greyhounds, however, ignored the adverse weather and pounded out 11 hits on their way to a 16-2 dispatching of the visiting Mammoth Spring Bears in four innings...
Greyhounds ignore stiff wind to pound Bears in 2AA-North action (04/22/04)
On a blustery April 12 afternoon, with the wind whipping directly into the batter's box at Salem, conditions certainly seemed to favor the person standing on the pitcher's mound. The Greyhounds, however, ignored the adverse weather and pounded out 11 hits on their way to a 16-2 dispatching of the visiting Mammoth Spring Bears in four innings in 2AA-North play...
Lady Bobcat standout headed to Bolivar (04/22/04)
With enough individual honors to fill a small book, it's tempting to think that all the achievements bestowed on Thayer Lady Bobcat Megan Underwood must have been attained easily. However, according to Thayer Head Coach Steve Atkisson, a veteran of 20-plus seasons at the helm of the Lady Bobcats, this line of thinking would not be true...
Lady Hounds stay on fast track (04/22/04)
The train just keeps on rolling for the Salem Lady Greyhounds. A day after earning their second consecutive 2AA-North Conference title with a win over Sloan-Hendrix, the Lady Hounds traveled to Highland April 15 for a round-robin twin-bill with the Lady Rebels and Evening Shade Lady Tigers...
Greyhounds ignore stiff wind to pound Bears in 2AA-North action (04/22/04)
On a blustery April 12 afternoon, with the wind whipping directly into the batter's box at Salem, conditions certainly seemed to favor the person standing on the pitcher's mound. The Greyhounds, however, ignored the adverse weather and pounded out 11 hits on their way to a 16-2 dispatching of the visiting Mammoth Spring Bears in four innings in 2AA-North play...
Stiff wind, Greyhounds too much for Bears (04/22/04)
On a blustery April 12 afternoon, with the wind whipping directly into the batter's box at Salem, conditions certainly seemed to favor the person standing on the pitcher's mound. The Greyhounds, however, ignored the adverse weather and pounded out 11 hits on their way to a 16-2 dispatching of the visiting Mammoth Spring Bears in four innings...
Dorsey Wayne Morrow (04/22/04)
Dorsey Wayne Morrow, 88, of Horseshoe Bend, Ark., died April 13, 2004, at his residence. Born June 5, 1915, in Russellville, Mo., he was the son of Joseph and Elizabeth Jones Morrow. He was a veteran of World War II, serving as a naval officer in the South Pacific area. ...
Magdalen Grzywana (04/22/04)
Magdalen "Busha" Borko-wicz Grzywana, 98, daughter of the late Andrew and Frances Sikorski Borkowicz, was born on Nov. 18, 1905, in Chicago, Ill. She died April 12, 2004, in Bentonville, Ark. She was married to John Grzywana on June 2, 1925, in Chicago, Ill., and to this union three children were born...
Gregory Allen Bayes (04/22/04)
Gregory Allen Bayes, 36, of Cherokee Village, Ark., died April 14, 2004, at Eastern Ozarks Regional Health System in Cherokee Village following an automobile accident. He was born March 21, 1968, in Cleburne, Texas, the son of Rufus and Mary Bayes. He worked part-time as a maintenance man for Sonic and also for IESI in Ash Flat. He was of the Baptist faith. Bayes moved to Cherokee Village 10 years ago from Texas...
Wyatt Ottis Nelson (04/22/04)
Wyatt Ottis Nelson, 79, of Salem, son of the late Gordon and Esta Mary Nelson was born Aug. 10, 1924, at Charleston, Ohio. He died April 13, 2004. He married Phyllis Hill. He spent his working years as a husband, raising three foster children, was a carpenter, and a mechanic. He served his country in the United States Army during World War II...
Billie E. Shelton Sr. (04/22/04)
Billie "Bill" E. Shelton Sr., 60, Cherokee Village, died April 16, 2004, at St. Bernard's Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro. He was born May 17, 1943, of Rector, Ark., the son of Erma Gurthie Shelton and Burl Shelton of Paragould. Bill is a retired tool maker from Chrysler Coop after 27 years of service, before he and his wife, Rita, moved to Highland, Ark., where they have operated the Timberline Restaurant with their family and friend for the last six years...
Robert Holt (04/22/04)
Robert Holt, 82, of Cherokee Village, Ark., died April 13, 2004, at his home. He was born Feb. 3, 1922. Survivors include his wife, Ilona Holt of Cherokee Village. Arrangements will be announced later and are under the direction of Heath Funeal Home of Highland, Ark...
Betty Lea Wilson (04/22/04)
Betty Lea Wilburn Wilson, 75, of North Little Rock, Ark., formerly of Cherokee Village, died April 6 2004. Born June 2, 1928, in Elrod, Ala., she was the daughter of Rafe and Ophelia Wilburn. She started to work with the telephone company at a very young age in Birmingham, Ala...
Andrew G. Ponder (04/22/04)
Andrew G. Ponder, 87, of Cherokee Village, former circuit judge of the Third Judicial District composed of Lawrence, Jackson, Sharp and Randolph counties, died April 15, 2004, in Jonesboro. Judge Ponder was born in Walnut Ridge, Ark. Oct. 1, 1916. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Harry L. Ponder Sr. He, like his brothers, Harry Jr. and Lester Ponder, attended law school and became an attorney...
Melvin Gipson (04/22/04)
Melvin Gipson, 65, of Pocahontas, formerly of Poughkeepsie, died April 12, 2004, at a Pocahontas Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Born Sept. 25, 1938, in Sharp County, Ark., he was the son of Frank and Lillie Morgan Gipson. He worked in construction, was a dry wall installer and was a member of Pleasant Ridge Community Church in Sitka, Ark...
Patricia E. Snuffer (04/22/04)
Patricia E. Snuffer, 57, of Evening Shade, Ark., died April 13, 2004, at her home. Born Dec. 29, 1946, at Clovis, N.M., she was the daughter of Prentice and Elda Chapman Clark. She was a retired beautician, taught Head Start at Evening Shade Elementary School and was a member of Calvary Baptist Church near Ash Flat, Ark...
Charlie Smith (04/22/04)
Charlie Smith, 87, of Batesville, died April 15, 2004, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. Born Dec. 27, 1916, near Cave City, he was the son of Henry A. and Eva Beatrice Matlock Smith. He was a farmer and attended first Assembly of God Church in Batesville...
Leonard Henry Giles (04/22/04)
Leonard Henry Giles, 81, of Salem, Ark., son of the late Leonard Vaden and Iva Lee Jolliff Giles was born May 25, 1922. Henry married Alice Faye Langston July 11, 1962, at Granite City, Ill. He spent his working years as a husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, master mechanic, and inspector at the Granite City, Ill. ...
Gene Norman Hollis (04/22/04)
Gene Norman Hollis, 71, of Alton, Mo., was born Aug. 14, 1932, in Alton, Mo., and died March 19, 2004, at his home. Survivors include three children -- Carl Hollis, Debbie Jones and David Hollis; grandson, Timothy Gene Sewell; and numerous other relatives and friends...
Dorothy Marie Baker (04/22/04)
Dorothy Marie Baker, 82, of Hardy, Ark., died April 13, 2004, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. She was born Sept. 13, 1921, in Kings Mill, Ark., the daughter of Joseph Earl and Icie Sheffield Horton. She was united in marriage June 13, 1946, to George Elwood Baker who preceded her in death on Jan. 2, 1987. She was a homemaker...
Melvin Gipson (04/22/04)
Melvin Gipson, 65, of Pocahontas, formerly of Poughkeepsie, died April 12, 2004, at a Pocahontas Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Born Sept. 25, 1938, in Sharp County, Ark., he was the son of Frank and Lillie Morgan Gipson. He worked in construction, was a dry wall installer and was a member of Pleasant Ridge Community Church in Sitka, Ark...
Wyatt Ottis Nelson (04/22/04)
Wyatt Ottis Nelson, 79, of Salem, son of the late Gordon and Esta Mary Nelson was born Aug. 10, 1924, at Charleston, Ohio. He died April 13, 2004. He married Phyllis Hill. He spent his working years as a husband, raising three foster children, was a carpenter, and a mechanic. He served his country in the United States Army during World War II...
Charlie Smith (04/22/04)
Charlie Smith, 87, of Batesville, died April 15, 2004, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. Born Dec. 27, 1916, near Cave City, he was the son of Henry A. and Eva Beatrice Matlock Smith. He was a farmer and attended first Assembly of God Church in Batesville...
Dorothy Marie Baker (04/22/04)
Dorothy Marie Baker, 82, of Hardy, Ark., died April 13, 2004, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. She was born Sept. 13, 1921, in Kings Mill, Ark., the daughter of Joseph Earl and Icie Sheffield Horton. She was united in marriage June 13, 1946, to George Elwood Baker who preceded her in death on Jan. 2, 1987. She was a homemaker...
Leonard Henry Giles (04/22/04)
Leonard Henry Giles, 81, of Salem, Ark., son of the late Leonard Vaden and Iva Lee Jolliff Giles was born May 25, 1922. Henry married Alice Faye Langston July 11, 1962, at Granite City, Ill. He spent his working years as a husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, master mechanic, and inspector at the Granite City, Ill. ...
Gene Norman Hollis (04/22/04)
Gene Norman Hollis, 71, of Alton, Mo., was born Aug. 14, 1932, in Alton, Mo., and died March 19, 2004, at his home. Survivors include three children -- Carl Hollis, Debbie Jones and David Hollis; grandson, Timothy Gene Sewell; and numerous other relatives and friends...
Robert Holt (04/22/04)
Robert Holt, 82, of Cherokee Village, Ark., died April 13, 2004, at his home. He was born Feb. 3, 1922. Survivors include his wife, Ilona Holt of Cherokee Village. Arrangements will be announced later and are under the direction of Heath Funeal Home of Highland, Ark...
Billie E. Shelton Sr. (04/22/04)
Billie "Bill" E. Shelton Sr., 60, Cherokee Village, died April 16, 2004, at St. Bernard's Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro. He was born May 17, 1943, of Rector, Ark., the son of Erma Gurthie Shelton and Burl Shelton of Paragould. Bill is a retired tool maker from Chrysler Coop after 27 years of service, before he and his wife, Rita, moved to Highland, Ark., where they have operated the Timberline Restaurant with their family and friend for the last six years...
Patricia E. Snuffer (04/22/04)
Patricia E. Snuffer, 57, of Evening Shade, Ark., died April 13, 2004, at her home. Born Dec. 29, 1946, at Clovis, N.M., she was the daughter of Prentice and Elda Chapman Clark. She was a retired beautician, taught Head Start at Evening Shade Elementary School and was a member of Calvary Baptist Church near Ash Flat, Ark...
Dorsey Wayne Morrow (04/22/04)
Dorsey Wayne Morrow, 88, of Horseshoe Bend, Ark., died April 13, 2004, at his residence. Born June 5, 1915, in Russellville, Mo., he was the son of Joseph and Elizabeth Jones Morrow. He was a veteran of World War II, serving as a naval officer in the South Pacific area. ...
Betty Lea Wilson (04/22/04)
Betty Lea Wilburn Wilson, 75, of North Little Rock, Ark., formerly of Cherokee Village, died April 6 2004. Born June 2, 1928, in Elrod, Ala., she was the daughter of Rafe and Ophelia Wilburn. She started to work with the telephone company at a very young age in Birmingham, Ala...
Andrew G. Ponder (04/22/04)
Andrew G. Ponder, 87, of Cherokee Village, former circuit judge of the Third Judicial District composed of Lawrence, Jackson, Sharp and Randolph counties, died April 15, 2004, in Jonesboro. Judge Ponder was born in Walnut Ridge, Ark. Oct. 1, 1916. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Harry L. Ponder Sr. He, like his brothers, Harry Jr. and Lester Ponder, attended law school and became an attorney...
Magdalen Grzywana (04/22/04)
Magdalen "Busha" Borko-wicz Grzywana, 98, daughter of the late Andrew and Frances Sikorski Borkowicz, was born on Nov. 18, 1905, in Chicago, Ill. She died April 12, 2004, in Bentonville, Ark. She was married to John Grzywana on June 2, 1925, in Chicago, Ill., and to this union three children were born...
Gregory Allen Bayes (04/22/04)
Gregory Allen Bayes, 36, of Cherokee Village, Ark., died April 14, 2004, at Eastern Ozarks Regional Health System in Cherokee Village following an automobile accident. He was born March 21, 1968, in Cleburne, Texas, the son of Rufus and Mary Bayes. He worked part-time as a maintenance man for Sonic and also for IESI in Ash Flat. He was of the Baptist faith. Bayes moved to Cherokee Village 10 years ago from Texas...
Canaan Paul Miller (04/22/04)
John Paul Miller and Melissa Miller of West Plains have announced the birth of their son, Canaan Paul Miller, at 8:49 a.m. April 10, 2004, at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains. He weighed 7 pounds, 7 ounces and was 20 inches long. Grandparents are Steve and Sherri Atkisson of Thayer, Regina and Bob Tucker, the late Danny Paul Miller, and Toni and Richard Johnson of Headland, Ala...
Brooklyn Shae Noakes (04/22/04)
Samuel and Angela Noakes of Mammoth Spring have announced the birth of their daughter, Brooklyn Shae Noakes, at 6:45 p.m. April 7, 2004, at Baxter Regional Medical Center in Mountain Home. She weighed 8 pounds and was 20-1/2 inches long. Grandparents are Linda Massey of Mammoth Spring, Bill and Karen Brown of Batesville, Tab and Freddie Thompson of Mammoth Spring, and Sam Noakes of Hot Springs...
Robert Andrew Smith (04/22/04)
Roy and Jill Smith of Springfield, Mo., have announced the birth of their son, Robert Andrew Smith, at 3:32 a.m. March 31, 2004 at St. John's Regional Health Center in Springfield. He weighed 7 pounds, 12 ounces and was 20 inches long.
Landon Coy McBride (04/22/04)
Billy and Missy McBride of Oxford have announced the birth of their son, Landon Coy McBride, April 19, 2004, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. He weighed 8 pounds, 10 ounces. Grandparents are Sarah and Alan Sherrell, Ladonna McBride and Gene McBride...
Jacey Kay Golden (04/22/04)
Gary J. and Cheryl K. Golden of Hardy have announced the birth of their daughter, Jacey Kay Golden, April 12, 2004, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. She weighed 8 pounds, 4.7 ounces. Grandparents are Johnny Sweet, Bonnie Sweet and Jim Golden...
Landon Coy McBride (04/22/04)
Billy and Missy McBride of Oxford have announced the birth of their son, Landon Coy McBride, April 19, 2004, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. He weighed 8 pounds, 10 ounces. Grandparents are Sarah and Alan Sherrell, Ladonna McBride and Gene McBride...
Brooklyn Shae Noakes (04/22/04)
Samuel and Angela Noakes of Mammoth Spring have announced the birth of their daughter, Brooklyn Shae Noakes, at 6:45 p.m. April 7, 2004, at Baxter Regional Medical Center in Mountain Home. She weighed 8 pounds and was 20-1/2 inches long. Grandparents are Linda Massey of Mammoth Spring, Bill and Karen Brown of Batesville, Tab and Freddie Thompson of Mammoth Spring, and Sam Noakes of Hot Springs...
Robert Andrew Smith (04/22/04)
Roy and Jill Smith of Springfield, Mo., have announced the birth of their son, Robert Andrew Smith, at 3:32 a.m. March 31, 2004 at St. John's Regional Health Center in Springfield. He weighed 7 pounds, 12 ounces and was 20 inches long.
Jacey Kay Golden (04/22/04)
Gary J. and Cheryl K. Golden of Hardy have announced the birth of their daughter, Jacey Kay Golden, April 12, 2004, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. She weighed 8 pounds, 4.7 ounces. Grandparents are Johnny Sweet, Bonnie Sweet and Jim Golden...
Canaan Paul Miller (04/22/04)
John Paul Miller and Melissa Miller of West Plains have announced the birth of their son, Canaan Paul Miller, at 8:49 a.m. April 10, 2004, at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains. He weighed 7 pounds, 7 ounces and was 20 inches long. Grandparents are Steve and Sherri Atkisson of Thayer, Regina and Bob Tucker, the late Danny Paul Miller, and Toni and Richard Johnson of Headland, Ala...
Walking With Jackie the Ripper (04/22/04)
Like most dog owners, I like to think mine is just a tad smarter than the average, but I don't know. Well, really I do. She is not smarter than the average. If there was an IQ scale for the canine species, without doubt Jackie would not score in the high range. In all probability she would be in the Slow Learner group, but I love her to pieces anyway...
Just what the doctor ordered (04/22/04)
It's astounding. They say tax increases are always a hard sell. They say 40 percent of voters will oppose any tax increase, regardless of circumstances. We guess they don't know Fulton County. Last week voters in the county approved a half-cent sales tax increase to keep the doors open at Fulton County Hospital. The margin was 6 to 1...
Boldly Going Nowhere (04/22/04)
Life is like a box of chocolates. It's full of temptation and eventually becomes empty. The cacao tree, also known as "Theobroma cacao" to those who prefer scientific names, is native to the tropical, equatorial slopes of the Andes in South America. ...
Walking With Jackie the Ripper (04/22/04)
Like most dog owners, I like to think mine is just a tad smarter than the average, but I don't know. Well, really I do. She is not smarter than the average. If there was an IQ scale for the canine species, without doubt Jackie would not score in the high range. In all probability she would be in the Slow Learner group, but I love her to pieces anyway...
Boldly Going Nowhere (04/22/04)
Life is like a box of chocolates. It's full of temptation and eventually becomes empty. The cacao tree, also known as "Theobroma cacao" to those who prefer scientific names, is native to the tropical, equatorial slopes of the Andes in South America. ...
Just what the doctor ordered (04/22/04)
It's astounding. They say tax increases are always a hard sell. They say 40 percent of voters will oppose any tax increase, regardless of circumstances. We guess they don't know Fulton County. Last week voters in the county approved a half-cent sales tax increase to keep the doors open at Fulton County Hospital. The margin was 6 to 1...