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Stories from Thursday, April 29, 2004

Oregon County Historical Society meets (04/29/04)
Dr. Ernie Mainprize presided at the April meeting of the Historical Society of Oregon County at the society's home on Second Street in Thayer. The group is adding yearbooks to its collection and thanks Betty Morris for her gift of many Thayer yearbooks. She promised in the future to give the society a yearbook each year...
Mammoth, Melbourne men arrested for drugs (04/29/04)
Jason Meredith, 29, of Thayer was arrested April 20 after law enforcement officials allegedly found methamphetamine lab components in his truck near Mammoth Spring. Meredith has been charged with possession of drug paraphernalia with intent to manufacture methamphetamine, a class B felony...
Open house set at Rover FVD (04/29/04)
OREGON COUNTY -- The Rover Volunteer Fire Department (VFD) will hold a general membership drive and open house May 8. The American Red Cross Blood Mobile will be on site and a blood pressure screening will take place the day of the event. Renovations have been made to the fire house. ...
Thayer council votes to expand water, sewer (04/29/04)
THAYER -- Thayer City Council voted at the April 13 meeting to extend the city's water and sewer line to the Stateline Community in the southern portion of the city. Mayor Allen Deckard said the Stateline Community was annexed into the Thayer city limits several years ago. He said those residents and businesses need to have access to city sewer and water. He said this will be an approximate one-half mile extension for the sewer and a one-half to one mile extension for the water...
SMSU to hold spring barbecue (04/29/04)
The Southwest Missouri State University Alumni Association will hold its annual spring barbecue at 6:30 p.m. May 6 in the West Plains Civic Center's Exhibit Hall. This year's barbecue will celebrate the recent 40th anniversary of SMSU's West Plains campus, as well as the university's approaching centennial milestone...
First ever Jail and Bail slated at Oregon County courthouse (04/29/04)
OREGON COUNTY -- Officials at the Oregon County Courthouse have announced they will hold the first ever Jail and Bail May 6. According to Oregon County Presiding Commissioner Leo Warren the event will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. "It will cost $5 for someone to have someone incarcerated and that person will have to raise $25 in order for them to be released from jail," the commissioner said. ...
MS man arrested on meth charges (04/29/04)
Jason Meredith, 29, of Thayer was arrested April 20 after law enforcement officials allegedly found methamphetamine lab components in his truck near Mammoth Spring. Meredith has been charged with possession of drug paraphernalia with intent to manufacture methamphetamine, a class B felony...
Lighting, asphalt added to airport (04/29/04)
Salem Mayor Gary Clayton told the Salem City Council April 22 that renovations to the airport are nearly complete. He said the Airport Commission installed a state-of-the-art lighting system and asphalt was added to the runways. The project cost $250,000. The commission received grants to cover the costs, and the only stipulation was 10 percent of the cost of each project had to be covered by the city. Clayton said the city's percentage was covered by in-kind donations...
Alton man gets time in prison (04/29/04)
ALTON -- An Alton man was transported to state prison last week to serve sentences on burglary and stealing convictions. Amos Wayne Ebey pleaded guilty April 14 to the charges and was sentenced by Oregon County Associate Circuit Judge Jo Beth Prewitt to two five-year sentences. The sentences are to run concurrently...
Have book, will travel (04/29/04)
COUCH -- Couch FCCLA members Jennifer Wrenfrow and Vanessa Burguard recently participated in the STAR Events Recognition program at the State Leadership Conference of Missouri FCCLA in Columbia March 28-30. The event was held at the Holiday Inn Select and Expo Center. Approximately 500 students advanced to this state-level program in 15 skill events...
FFA WINNERS (04/29/04)
Couch FFA members participating in speaking contests placed well in the Area 10 contest. From left, are: Lisa Leroux, first in advanced public speaking; Caitlyn Melton, first in Division II public speaking; Douglas Melton, first in Division I public speaking; Lindsey Young, first in creed speaking; and Tonya Combs, second in extemporaneous speaking. Leroux received second in District and got a one rating at state. Douglas Melton received a one rating at District and a one rating at State...
POSTER CONTEST (04/29/04)
Winners of the recent Oregon County Soil and Water Conservation District poster contest from Koshkonong fifth grade are, from left: Valerie Kossakowski, second place, and Cari Rainwater, first place.
Former addict leads men to Christ (04/29/04)
Bryan Tuggle said he knew his life as a cocaine and meth addict had reached a sinister climax when he stole money from his 5-year-old son. "I broke into my little boy's treasure box and stole his money so I could buy drugs," Tuggle said with tears in his eyes. "My plan was to get high and kill myself."...
Talent show set at THS (04/29/04)
THAYER -- In an effort to raise funds for the American Cancer Society, the Bank of Thayer will hold a talent show May 17 at Thayer High School. Event organizers said those wishing to enter the show should go by the bank by May 17 to fill out an entry form...
Hively won't be retried (04/29/04)
U.S. District Attorney Bud Cummins announced April 21 he will not re-try former 16th Judicial District Prosecuting Attorney T.J. Hively on unresolved charges stemming from his second racketeering and corruption trial in March. "These remaining charges are serious ones, but we cannot ignore the possibility that in spite of our best efforts, we might just end up in another deadlock," Cummins said...
POSTER CONTEST (04/29/04)
Winners in the recent Oregon County Soil and Water Conservation District poster contest from Alton are, from left: Hannah Wallace, first place; Kristina Russback, second place; and Macee Smith, third place.
Schools receive Rockefeller grants (04/29/04)
The Viola School District has received two $500 science mini-grants and a $6,000 Stuart grant, and the Cave City School District has received one $500 mini-grant from the Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation. The Stuart Grant gives science teachers in grades 5 through 8 money to buy classroom participation systems, a projector, a lap top computer and peripheral items. The mini-grants give teachers in grades 5 through 8 money to purchase consumable items for hands-on experiments...
POSTER CONTEST (04/29/04)
Winners of the recent Oregon County Soil and Water Conservation District poster contest from Koshkonong fifth grade are, from left: Valerie Kossakowski, second place, and Cari Rainwater, first place.
POSTER CONTEST (04/29/04)
Winners in the recent Oregon County Soil and Water Conservation District poster contest from Alton are, from left: Hannah Wallace, first place; Kristina Russback, second place; and Macee Smith, third place.
Have book, will travel (04/29/04)
COUCH -- Couch FCCLA members Jennifer Wrenfrow and Vanessa Burguard recently participated in the STAR Events Recognition program at the State Leadership Conference of Missouri FCCLA in Columbia March 28-30. The event was held at the Holiday Inn Select and Expo Center. Approximately 500 students advanced to this state-level program in 15 skill events...
FFA WINNERS (04/29/04)
Couch FFA members participating in speaking contests placed well in the Area 10 contest. From left, are: Lisa Leroux, first in advanced public speaking; Caitlyn Melton, first in Division II public speaking; Douglas Melton, first in Division I public speaking; Lindsey Young, first in creed speaking; and Tonya Combs, second in extemporaneous speaking. Leroux received second in District and got a one rating at state. Douglas Melton received a one rating at District and a one rating at State...
First ever Jail and Bail slated at Oregon County courthouse (04/29/04)
OREGON COUNTY -- Officials at the Oregon County Courthouse have announced they will hold the first ever Jail and Bail May 6. According to Oregon County Presiding Commissioner Leo Warren the event will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. "It will cost $5 for someone to have someone incarcerated and that person will have to raise $25 in order for them to be released from jail," the commissioner said. ...
MS man arrested on meth charges (04/29/04)
Jason Meredith, 29, of Thayer was arrested April 20 after law enforcement officials allegedly found methamphetamine lab components in his truck near Mammoth Spring. Meredith has been charged with possession of drug paraphernalia with intent to manufacture methamphetamine, a class B felony...
SMSU to hold spring barbecue (04/29/04)
The Southwest Missouri State University Alumni Association will hold its annual spring barbecue at 6:30 p.m. May 6 in the West Plains Civic Center's Exhibit Hall. This year's barbecue will celebrate the recent 40th anniversary of SMSU's West Plains campus, as well as the university's approaching centennial milestone...
Thayer council votes to expand water, sewer (04/29/04)
THAYER -- Thayer City Council voted at the April 13 meeting to extend the city's water and sewer line to the Stateline Community in the southern portion of the city. Mayor Allen Deckard said the Stateline Community was annexed into the Thayer city limits several years ago. He said those residents and businesses need to have access to city sewer and water. He said this will be an approximate one-half mile extension for the sewer and a one-half to one mile extension for the water...
Open house set at Rover FVD (04/29/04)
OREGON COUNTY -- The Rover Volunteer Fire Department (VFD) will hold a general membership drive and open house May 8. The American Red Cross Blood Mobile will be on site and a blood pressure screening will take place the day of the event. Renovations have been made to the fire house. ...
Oregon County Historical Society meets (04/29/04)
Dr. Ernie Mainprize presided at the April meeting of the Historical Society of Oregon County at the society's home on Second Street in Thayer. The group is adding yearbooks to its collection and thanks Betty Morris for her gift of many Thayer yearbooks. She promised in the future to give the society a yearbook each year...
Lighting, asphalt added to airport (04/29/04)
Salem Mayor Gary Clayton told the Salem City Council April 22 that renovations to the airport are nearly complete. He said the Airport Commission installed a state-of-the-art lighting system and asphalt was added to the runways. The project cost $250,000. The commission received grants to cover the costs, and the only stipulation was 10 percent of the cost of each project had to be covered by the city. Clayton said the city's percentage was covered by in-kind donations...
Alton man gets time in prison (04/29/04)
ALTON -- An Alton man was transported to state prison last week to serve sentences on burglary and stealing convictions. Amos Wayne Ebey pleaded guilty April 14 to the charges and was sentenced by Oregon County Associate Circuit Judge Jo Beth Prewitt to two five-year sentences. The sentences are to run concurrently...
Schools receive Rockefeller grants (04/29/04)
The Viola School District has received two $500 science mini-grants and a $6,000 Stuart grant, and the Cave City School District has received one $500 mini-grant from the Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation. The Stuart Grant gives science teachers in grades 5 through 8 money to buy classroom participation systems, a projector, a lap top computer and peripheral items. The mini-grants give teachers in grades 5 through 8 money to purchase consumable items for hands-on experiments...
Mammoth, Melbourne men arrested for drugs (04/29/04)
Jason Meredith, 29, of Thayer was arrested April 20 after law enforcement officials allegedly found methamphetamine lab components in his truck near Mammoth Spring. Meredith has been charged with possession of drug paraphernalia with intent to manufacture methamphetamine, a class B felony...
Hively won't be retried (04/29/04)
U.S. District Attorney Bud Cummins announced April 21 he will not re-try former 16th Judicial District Prosecuting Attorney T.J. Hively on unresolved charges stemming from his second racketeering and corruption trial in March. "These remaining charges are serious ones, but we cannot ignore the possibility that in spite of our best efforts, we might just end up in another deadlock," Cummins said...
Former addict leads men to Christ (04/29/04)
Bryan Tuggle said he knew his life as a cocaine and meth addict had reached a sinister climax when he stole money from his 5-year-old son. "I broke into my little boy's treasure box and stole his money so I could buy drugs," Tuggle said with tears in his eyes. "My plan was to get high and kill myself."...
Talent show set at THS (04/29/04)
THAYER -- In an effort to raise funds for the American Cancer Society, the Bank of Thayer will hold a talent show May 17 at Thayer High School. Event organizers said those wishing to enter the show should go by the bank by May 17 to fill out an entry form...
Alton Sound Waves to perform (04/29/04)
On April 30 at 7:30 p.m. the Alton Sound Waves will present its Spring Show Choir Concert. Admission is $1 for students and $2 for adults. The concert will be held in the high school gym. The event will be Mrs. Dotson's last concert as she is retiring this year. Everyone is invited to attend...
McCullough named PR director (04/29/04)
Jennifer McCullough has been named director of public relations for the Branson/Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce and Convention and Visitors Bureau. McCullough brings many years of experience in public relations and marketing to the Branson/Lakes Area Chamber. ...
Dickerson commissioned as Naval officer (04/29/04)
Navy Ensign Patrick S. Dickerson, a 1999 graduate of Highland High School, recently received his commission as a naval officer after completing officer candidate school (OCS) at Officer Training Command, Pensacola, Fla. During the 13-week-long training program, Dickerson received extensive instruction on a variety of specialized subjects including navigation ship handling, engineering, naval warfare and management...
Bontrager graduates from basic training (04/29/04)
Air Force Airman 1st Class Gerald L. Bontrager has graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio. Bontrager is a 2001 graduate of Salem High School. During the six weeks of training, the airman studied the Air Force mission, organization, and military customs and courtesies; performed drill and ceremony marches, and received physical training, rifle marksmanship, field training exercises, and special training in human relations...
Terrill, Smith wed (04/29/04)
Ryan Terrill of Newton, Kan., along with Angela Smith of Grand Junction Colo., and Meagan Smith and Maranda Smith of Ash Flat, have announced the marriage of their parents, Marla Jo Terrill to Mark Alan Smith. The double ring ceremony took place on April 4 at St. Luke's Presbyterian Church in Newton...
Balogh turns 90 (04/29/04)
Cherokee Village resident John Balogh, aka "Johnnie B," the Arkansas Dutchman, celebrated his 90th birthday April 22 with family and friends from near and far at Joey T's Restaurant at the Elks' Lodge. All three of Johnnie's children joined in the celebration, including his daughter and son-in-law, "Toots" and Don Walz of Cherokee Village. Visiting from Wisconsin for the special occasion were John Jr. and his wife, Mary Ellen, son Roger Balogh, and granddaughter, Kathy Rice...
Alton Sound Waves to perform (04/29/04)
On April 30 at 7:30 p.m. the Alton Sound Waves will present its Spring Show Choir Concert. Admission is $1 for students and $2 for adults. The concert will be held in the high school gym. The event will be Mrs. Dotson's last concert as she is retiring this year. Everyone is invited to attend...
McCullough named PR director (04/29/04)
Jennifer McCullough has been named director of public relations for the Branson/Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce and Convention and Visitors Bureau. McCullough brings many years of experience in public relations and marketing to the Branson/Lakes Area Chamber. ...
Dickerson commissioned as Naval officer (04/29/04)
Navy Ensign Patrick S. Dickerson, a 1999 graduate of Highland High School, recently received his commission as a naval officer after completing officer candidate school (OCS) at Officer Training Command, Pensacola, Fla. During the 13-week-long training program, Dickerson received extensive instruction on a variety of specialized subjects including navigation ship handling, engineering, naval warfare and management...
Bontrager graduates from basic training (04/29/04)
Air Force Airman 1st Class Gerald L. Bontrager has graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio. Bontrager is a 2001 graduate of Salem High School. During the six weeks of training, the airman studied the Air Force mission, organization, and military customs and courtesies; performed drill and ceremony marches, and received physical training, rifle marksmanship, field training exercises, and special training in human relations...
Balogh turns 90 (04/29/04)
Cherokee Village resident John Balogh, aka "Johnnie B," the Arkansas Dutchman, celebrated his 90th birthday April 22 with family and friends from near and far at Joey T's Restaurant at the Elks' Lodge. All three of Johnnie's children joined in the celebration, including his daughter and son-in-law, "Toots" and Don Walz of Cherokee Village. Visiting from Wisconsin for the special occasion were John Jr. and his wife, Mary Ellen, son Roger Balogh, and granddaughter, Kathy Rice...
Terrill, Smith wed (04/29/04)
Ryan Terrill of Newton, Kan., along with Angela Smith of Grand Junction Colo., and Meagan Smith and Maranda Smith of Ash Flat, have announced the marriage of their parents, Marla Jo Terrill to Mark Alan Smith. The double ring ceremony took place on April 4 at St. Luke's Presbyterian Church in Newton...
Winning streaks nothing new to Lady Hounds (04/29/04)
Coach Eric Chambers and the Salem Lady Greyhounds could write a book on winning streaks this year. After his hardwood Lady Hounds reeled off a 12-game unbeaten streak, including titles in the district and regional tournaments, Chambers' softball has one-upped that streak...
Jones hits Pioneer trail to Northark (04/29/04)
The pipeline from Viola High School to North Arkansas College in Harrison just keeps expanding. Viola's 6-9 All-Conference post player, Dustin "Big Country" Jones, became the fourth Longhorn the past couple of years to sign on to play basketball at Northark in a ceremony held April 20 at the Viola High School library...
Combs ends Run with the Pros in first place (04/29/04)
West Plains Civic Center was host to PRCA Rodeo action April 2 and 3. In conjunction with the rodeo, Pearson Ranch of Gainesville sponsored a "Run with the Pros" that featured events for age 18-and-under cowboys and cowgirls in several divisions. Adam Combs of Myrtle took top honors April 3 in the calf roping division...
Jones hits Pioneer trail to Northark (04/29/04)
The pipeline from Viola High School to North Arkansas College in Harrison just keeps expanding. Viola's 6-9 All-Conference post player, Dustin "Big Country" Jones, became the fourth Longhorn the past couple of years to sign on to play basketball at Northark in a ceremony held April 20 at the Viola High School library...
Winning streaks nothing new to Lady Hounds (04/29/04)
Coach Eric Chambers and the Salem Lady Greyhounds could write a book on winning streaks this year. After his hardwood Lady Hounds reeled off a 12-game unbeaten streak, including titles in the district and regional tournaments, Chambers' softball has one-upped that streak...
Combs ends Run with the Pros in first place (04/29/04)
West Plains Civic Center was host to PRCA Rodeo action April 2 and 3. In conjunction with the rodeo, Pearson Ranch of Gainesville sponsored a "Run with the Pros" that featured events for age 18-and-under cowboys and cowgirls in several divisions. Adam Combs of Myrtle took top honors April 3 in the calf roping division...
Pauline Garner (04/29/04)
Pauline Garner, 91, of Mammoth Spring, Ark., was born Dec. 3, 1912, in Evening Shade, Ark., and died April 22, 2004, at the Shady Oaks Healthcare Center in Thayer, Mo. Preceding her in death were her parents -- Dr. Ewing L. Garner and Ina L. Ellis-Garner and two brothers, Boyd and Rex Garner...
Ruth Ann King (04/29/04)
Ruth Ann King, 67, of Cave City, Ark., died April 17, 2004, at her home. Born Nov. 28, 1936, at Muskegon Heights, Mich., she was the daughter of Vernon George and Henerietta Tibey Dougan. She was a retired real estate agent and was of the Protestant faith...
Elizabeth C. Williamson (04/29/04)
Elizabeth C. Williamson, 61, of Cherokee Village, Ark., died April 20, 2004, at Baxter Regional Medical Center in Mountain Home. Born April 28, 1942, at Memphis, Tenn., she was the daughter of Elmer Caldwell and Mary Elizabeth Norman Caldwell. She was employed as a Hospice RN for Eastern Ozarks Regional Health System in Cherokee Village...
Lehman Eugene Cypret (04/29/04)
Lehman Eugene Cypret, 60, son of the late Hubert Cypret and Gleana Sorrell Cypret Connor, was born May 13, 1943, in Kansas City, Mo., and died April 17, 2004 in Liberty, Mo. He was employed by Frisco Railroad for many years until his kidney failure and then was a truck driver for the past 20 years...
Margaret Fleenor (04/29/04)
Margaret Evalyn Fleenor, 86, daughter of the late Edward Lee and Freda Pearl Jones Lee was born May 24, 1917, in Madison county, Ind., and died April 20, 2004, in St. Louis, Mo. She was a seamstress, working for Prince Gardner in St. Louis for many years. She was a homemaker and was of the Baptist faith...
Frances Warren (04/29/04)
Frances Marine Julian Warren, 74, of Calico Rock, daughter of the late William Jackson Julian and Bertha Webb Julian, was born Aug. 1, 1929, in Brockwell, Ark. She died April 24, 2004, in Calico Rock. She was married to Hubert Jefferson Warren and to this union two children were born. She spent her years as a homemaker, housewife and mother, and attended the First Baptist Church of Calico Rock...
Mabel Rose Devillez (04/29/04)
Mabel Rose Devillez, 80, daughter of the late Frederick Epply an Elizabeth White Epply was born January 19, 1924, in Archbald, Pa., and died April 23, 2004, in West Plains. She was married April 1, 1946, in Washington, DC, to Henry Devillez. She was a homemaker and of the Method-ist faith, and will be missed by all who knew her...
Benny Armstrong (04/29/04)
Bernard Elmer "Benny" Armstrong, 58, of Cherokee Village, formerly of Ottawa, Ill., died April 17, 2004, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. He was born July 12, 1945, in Ottawa to Robert Irwin and Anne Dougherty Armstrong. He married Connie Sue Farrell April 27, 1968, at St. ...
Shirley Lee Wiseman (04/29/04)
Shirley Lee Wiseman, 58, of Wiseman, Ark., daughter of Robert Lee Wiseman and the late Totsy Lou Pogue Wiseman was born Aug. 12, 1945, at Stokes, Ark. She died April 20, 2004. She spent her years as a loving daughter and sister. She was of the Christian faith...
Elizabeth C. Williamson (04/29/04)
Elizabeth C. Williamson, 61, of Cherokee Village, Ark., died April 20, 2004, at Baxter Regional Medical Center in Mountain Home. Born April 28, 1942, at Memphis, Tenn., she was the daughter of Elmer Caldwell and Mary Elizabeth Norman Caldwell. She was employed as a Hospice RN for Eastern Ozarks Regional Health System in Cherokee Village...
Shelby Smith (04/29/04)
Shelby Smith, 74, of Alton, Mo., was born April 9, 1930, in Oregon County, Mo., and died April 15, 2004, at his home. Survivors include two sons -- Roger Smith and wife, Terry of Alton, Mo., and Fred Smith and wife, Sharon, of Rover, Mo.; four daughters -- Barbara Simpson and husband, Jerry, Judy Bates and husband , Danny, and Vera Mae Smith, all of Alton, and Linda Brawley of Winona, Mo.; three brothers -- Lonnie and Roy Ed Smith both of Alton and Howard Smith of Washington; one sister, Wanda Sisco of Alton; 17 grandchildren; and 34 great-grandchildren.. ...
Mamie Ardell Manry (04/29/04)
Mamie Ardell Manry, 89, of Agnos, Ark., daughter of the late William Edgar Godwin and Nancy Elizabeth Berry Godwin, was born Feb. 14, 1915, in Morriston, Ark. She died April 21, 2004, at the Cave City Nursing Home. She married William T. Manry on Sept. 17, 1933, at Agnos. To this union six children were born. She was a homemaker and a member of the Agnos Church of Christ...
Nellie "Bea" Felts (04/29/04)
Nellie "Bea" Felts, 85, of Batesville, died April 21, 2004, at Rolling Hills Nursing Center in Batesville. Born Feb. 26, 1919, at Sidney, Ark., she was the daughter of Auther and Lou Jones Smith. She was a homemaker, and a member of First Missionary Baptist Church in Cave City...
Carl Eugene McNair (04/29/04)
Carl Eugene McNair, was born on Aug. 29, 1937, in Camp, Ark., to Joseph S. and Tressie E. Burk McNair. He graduated from Salem High School in Dec. 1955, and entered Ambassador College in Pasadena, Calif., in Aug. 1956. It was there that he met his beloved wife of 42 years, Dorothy Joan Ocha. ...
Irene Wilcox (04/29/04)
Irene Shipman Farris Wilcox, 90, of Alton, Mo., was born Nov. 19, 1913, in Oregon County, Mo. She was the daughter of James and Tracy Black-Shipman. She died April 15, 2004, at Ozarks Medical Center. Survivors include one son, Lonnie Wilcox of Thayer, Mo.; four daughters - Nadine and Larry Cochran of West Plains, Mo., Shirley and Ronald Keeton of Hampden, Mass., Ellen and Larnce Johnson of Alton, Barbara and Wayne Deckad of Alton; one daughter-in-law, Carol Wilcox of Alton; 16 grandchildren; and 34 great-grandchildren and numerous great-great-grandchildren.. ...
Jennifer Lynn Elliott (04/29/04)
Jennifer Lynn Elliott, 30, of Ward, Ark., died April 23, 2004, at UAMS in Little Rock, Ark., after losing a heroic and valiant battle with cystic fibrosis. She was met at Heaven's gate by her grandparents, Milton and Annetta Bryant of Lonoke, George Williams of Ward, and Ellen Saucier of Evening Shade...
Boyce R.C. Haley (04/29/04)
Boyce R.C. Haley, 86, of Zion, Ark., son of the late Clarence Haley and Amanda Taylor Haley, was born Aug. 31, 1917, in Evening Shade. He died April 16, 2004, in Batesville. He married Eva Edna Miller Haley July 4, 1936, in Bonetown, Ark., and to this union two children were born. He spent his working years as a logger. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He attended Bear Creek Methodist Church and was a member of Antioch Lodge 241 for 50 years...
Mabel Rose Devillez (04/29/04)
Mabel Rose Devillez, 80, daughter of the late Frederick Epply an Elizabeth White Epply was born January 19, 1924, in Archbald, Pa., and died April 23, 2004, in West Plains. She was married April 1, 1946, in Washington, DC, to Henry Devillez. She was a homemaker and of the Method-ist faith, and will be missed by all who knew her...
Frances Warren (04/29/04)
Frances Marine Julian Warren, 74, of Calico Rock, daughter of the late William Jackson Julian and Bertha Webb Julian, was born Aug. 1, 1929, in Brockwell, Ark. She died April 24, 2004, in Calico Rock. She was married to Hubert Jefferson Warren and to this union two children were born. She spent her years as a homemaker, housewife and mother, and attended the First Baptist Church of Calico Rock...
Elizabeth C. Williamson (04/29/04)
Elizabeth C. Williamson, 61, of Cherokee Village, Ark., died April 20, 2004, at Baxter Regional Medical Center in Mountain Home. Born April 28, 1942, at Memphis, Tenn., she was the daughter of Elmer Caldwell and Mary Elizabeth Norman Caldwell. She was employed as a Hospice RN for Eastern Ozarks Regional Health System in Cherokee Village...
Shirley Lee Wiseman (04/29/04)
Shirley Lee Wiseman, 58, of Wiseman, Ark., daughter of Robert Lee Wiseman and the late Totsy Lou Pogue Wiseman was born Aug. 12, 1945, at Stokes, Ark. She died April 20, 2004. She spent her years as a loving daughter and sister. She was of the Christian faith...
Benny Armstrong (04/29/04)
Bernard Elmer "Benny" Armstrong, 58, of Cherokee Village, formerly of Ottawa, Ill., died April 17, 2004, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. He was born July 12, 1945, in Ottawa to Robert Irwin and Anne Dougherty Armstrong. He married Connie Sue Farrell April 27, 1968, at St. ...
Pauline Garner (04/29/04)
Pauline Garner, 91, of Mammoth Spring, Ark., was born Dec. 3, 1912, in Evening Shade, Ark., and died April 22, 2004, at the Shady Oaks Healthcare Center in Thayer, Mo. Preceding her in death were her parents -- Dr. Ewing L. Garner and Ina L. Ellis-Garner and two brothers, Boyd and Rex Garner...
Margaret Fleenor (04/29/04)
Margaret Evalyn Fleenor, 86, daughter of the late Edward Lee and Freda Pearl Jones Lee was born May 24, 1917, in Madison county, Ind., and died April 20, 2004, in St. Louis, Mo. She was a seamstress, working for Prince Gardner in St. Louis for many years. She was a homemaker and was of the Baptist faith...
Ruth Ann King (04/29/04)
Ruth Ann King, 67, of Cave City, Ark., died April 17, 2004, at her home. Born Nov. 28, 1936, at Muskegon Heights, Mich., she was the daughter of Vernon George and Henerietta Tibey Dougan. She was a retired real estate agent and was of the Protestant faith...
Elizabeth C. Williamson (04/29/04)
Elizabeth C. Williamson, 61, of Cherokee Village, Ark., died April 20, 2004, at Baxter Regional Medical Center in Mountain Home. Born April 28, 1942, at Memphis, Tenn., she was the daughter of Elmer Caldwell and Mary Elizabeth Norman Caldwell. She was employed as a Hospice RN for Eastern Ozarks Regional Health System in Cherokee Village...
Mamie Ardell Manry (04/29/04)
Mamie Ardell Manry, 89, of Agnos, Ark., daughter of the late William Edgar Godwin and Nancy Elizabeth Berry Godwin, was born Feb. 14, 1915, in Morriston, Ark. She died April 21, 2004, at the Cave City Nursing Home. She married William T. Manry on Sept. 17, 1933, at Agnos. To this union six children were born. She was a homemaker and a member of the Agnos Church of Christ...
Shelby Smith (04/29/04)
Shelby Smith, 74, of Alton, Mo., was born April 9, 1930, in Oregon County, Mo., and died April 15, 2004, at his home. Survivors include two sons -- Roger Smith and wife, Terry of Alton, Mo., and Fred Smith and wife, Sharon, of Rover, Mo.; four daughters -- Barbara Simpson and husband, Jerry, Judy Bates and husband , Danny, and Vera Mae Smith, all of Alton, and Linda Brawley of Winona, Mo.; three brothers -- Lonnie and Roy Ed Smith both of Alton and Howard Smith of Washington; one sister, Wanda Sisco of Alton; 17 grandchildren; and 34 great-grandchildren.. ...
Lehman Eugene Cypret (04/29/04)
Lehman Eugene Cypret, 60, son of the late Hubert Cypret and Gleana Sorrell Cypret Connor, was born May 13, 1943, in Kansas City, Mo., and died April 17, 2004 in Liberty, Mo. He was employed by Frisco Railroad for many years until his kidney failure and then was a truck driver for the past 20 years...
Boyce R.C. Haley (04/29/04)
Boyce R.C. Haley, 86, of Zion, Ark., son of the late Clarence Haley and Amanda Taylor Haley, was born Aug. 31, 1917, in Evening Shade. He died April 16, 2004, in Batesville. He married Eva Edna Miller Haley July 4, 1936, in Bonetown, Ark., and to this union two children were born. He spent his working years as a logger. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He attended Bear Creek Methodist Church and was a member of Antioch Lodge 241 for 50 years...
Jennifer Lynn Elliott (04/29/04)
Jennifer Lynn Elliott, 30, of Ward, Ark., died April 23, 2004, at UAMS in Little Rock, Ark., after losing a heroic and valiant battle with cystic fibrosis. She was met at Heaven's gate by her grandparents, Milton and Annetta Bryant of Lonoke, George Williams of Ward, and Ellen Saucier of Evening Shade...
Irene Wilcox (04/29/04)
Irene Shipman Farris Wilcox, 90, of Alton, Mo., was born Nov. 19, 1913, in Oregon County, Mo. She was the daughter of James and Tracy Black-Shipman. She died April 15, 2004, at Ozarks Medical Center. Survivors include one son, Lonnie Wilcox of Thayer, Mo.; four daughters - Nadine and Larry Cochran of West Plains, Mo., Shirley and Ronald Keeton of Hampden, Mass., Ellen and Larnce Johnson of Alton, Barbara and Wayne Deckad of Alton; one daughter-in-law, Carol Wilcox of Alton; 16 grandchildren; and 34 great-grandchildren and numerous great-great-grandchildren.. ...
Carl Eugene McNair (04/29/04)
Carl Eugene McNair, was born on Aug. 29, 1937, in Camp, Ark., to Joseph S. and Tressie E. Burk McNair. He graduated from Salem High School in Dec. 1955, and entered Ambassador College in Pasadena, Calif., in Aug. 1956. It was there that he met his beloved wife of 42 years, Dorothy Joan Ocha. ...
Nellie "Bea" Felts (04/29/04)
Nellie "Bea" Felts, 85, of Batesville, died April 21, 2004, at Rolling Hills Nursing Center in Batesville. Born Feb. 26, 1919, at Sidney, Ark., she was the daughter of Auther and Lou Jones Smith. She was a homemaker, and a member of First Missionary Baptist Church in Cave City...
Regan Trey Dunn (04/29/04)
Jason and Cyndi Dunn of Kansas City, Mo., have announced the birth of their son, Regan Trey Dunn, born April 12, 2004, at North Kansas City Hospital. He weighed in at 7 pounds, 13 ounces and was 21 inches long. He was welcomed home by his big brother, Gavin Alan...
Allayna Rose Crawford (04/29/04)
Calvin and Rebecca Crawford of Thayer have announced the birth of their daughter, Allayna Rose Crawford, at 9:20 p.m. April 16, 2004, at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains. She weighed 7 pounds, 4-1/2 ounces and was 20-7/8 inches long. She was welcomed home by her siblings -- Cullen, 8, and Anna, 6...
Sexton to celebrate 90 years (04/29/04)
Elmer Sexton was born May 10, 1914, and raised in Wild Cherry. He grew up on a farm. At an early age he started farming for himself. He went on to become a husband, father and in later years, custodian of Viola School District. He enjoyed those years up until he lost his companion, wife and mother of his children on April 16, 1967. Again one year, one month later tragedy struck him with the loss of a cherished granddaughter...
Regan Trey Dunn (04/29/04)
Jason and Cyndi Dunn of Kansas City, Mo., have announced the birth of their son, Regan Trey Dunn, born April 12, 2004, at North Kansas City Hospital. He weighed in at 7 pounds, 13 ounces and was 21 inches long. He was welcomed home by his big brother, Gavin Alan...
Allayna Rose Crawford (04/29/04)
Calvin and Rebecca Crawford of Thayer have announced the birth of their daughter, Allayna Rose Crawford, at 9:20 p.m. April 16, 2004, at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains. She weighed 7 pounds, 4-1/2 ounces and was 20-7/8 inches long. She was welcomed home by her siblings -- Cullen, 8, and Anna, 6...
Sexton to celebrate 90 years (04/29/04)
Elmer Sexton was born May 10, 1914, and raised in Wild Cherry. He grew up on a farm. At an early age he started farming for himself. He went on to become a husband, father and in later years, custodian of Viola School District. He enjoyed those years up until he lost his companion, wife and mother of his children on April 16, 1967. Again one year, one month later tragedy struck him with the loss of a cherished granddaughter...
Cruse, Gooch to exchange vows (04/29/04)
Jamie Cruse and Brian Gooch have announced their engagement and forthcoming marriage. The couple will exchange wedding vows at 6 p.m. May 1 at Timber Ridge Lodge in Charlotte, Ark. All friends and family are invited to attend.
Byers, Lester slate nuptials (04/29/04)
Darrell and Judy Byers of Wirth have announced the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Annie Elizabeth, to Zachary Wayne Lester, son of Wayne and Pam Lester of Evening Shade and Angie and Calvin Pickett of Williford. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Iva Byers of Wirth and the late Johnnie Byers, and the late Earl and Agnes Billingsley. She is a 2003 graduate of Williford High School and attends the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville...
Cruse, Gooch to exchange vows (04/29/04)
Jamie Cruse and Brian Gooch have announced their engagement and forthcoming marriage. The couple will exchange wedding vows at 6 p.m. May 1 at Timber Ridge Lodge in Charlotte, Ark. All friends and family are invited to attend.
Byers, Lester slate nuptials (04/29/04)
Darrell and Judy Byers of Wirth have announced the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Annie Elizabeth, to Zachary Wayne Lester, son of Wayne and Pam Lester of Evening Shade and Angie and Calvin Pickett of Williford. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Iva Byers of Wirth and the late Johnnie Byers, and the late Earl and Agnes Billingsley. She is a 2003 graduate of Williford High School and attends the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville...
Boldly Going Nowhere (04/29/04)
William Strauss and Neil Howe, in their book titled The Fourth Turning, theorize that society has a collective personality that changes on a regular cyclical basis. This cycle repeats itself every four generations (every 80 to 100 years), with each generation having a distinct persona. When the collective persona changes, every 20 years or so, it's called a turning. The four turnings comprise a repeatable cycle of social human growth...
Walking With Jackie the Ripper (04/29/04)
Jackie and I miss having a little grocery store to stop in and get a snack when we are out walking. We don't have any here in our town, and The Rip and I acutely feel the lack. Before we moved back to the scene of my childhood, almost every morning found us in the vicinity of an old-fashioned place of business which was almost identical to one well-known to me as a child...
State Capitol Week in Review (04/29/04)
A legislative subcommittee will reopen hearings into the quality of care at the state's largest human development center in order to verify the extent of problems reported by the U.S. Justice Department. The critical report follows an investigation by the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division of the Conway Human Development Center. According to the report, medical treatment at the center has been inadequate...
Boldly Going Nowhere (04/29/04)
William Strauss and Neil Howe, in their book titled The Fourth Turning, theorize that society has a collective personality that changes on a regular cyclical basis. This cycle repeats itself every four generations (every 80 to 100 years), with each generation having a distinct persona. When the collective persona changes, every 20 years or so, it's called a turning. The four turnings comprise a repeatable cycle of social human growth...