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Stories from Thursday, May 6, 2004

SR Hatchery to be re-dedicated for Hinkle (05/06/04)
MAMMOTH SPRING -- A dedication ceremony will be held May 10 at 11:30 a.m. at the Spring River State Fish Hatchery. The dedication will honor one of Arkansas' premiere sportsman, Jim Hinkle. The fish hatchery will be re-named the Jim Hinkle/Spring River State Fish Hatchery. Hinkle is being honored for his dedication and desire to serve sportsmen and protect fish and wildlife resources of the state while serving on the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission...
Complaint filed against rural kennel, owners (05/06/04)
The female tri-colored beagle had no name but she bore the tag number 37984. A pair of lacerations crossed her right hip, an inch long, the other an inch and a half. On her left hip was another laceration, along with a puncture wound. An area of painful swelling extended from her right hip to her rib cage. Another area of painful swelling on her right shoulder ruptured at the touch of an examiner and emitted a stream of yellow-green pus...
Grassroots effort to keep children safe starts here (05/06/04)
THAYER --"Big trucks don't just hit cars and people, they kill people." These are the words of Thayer resident Bill Manes. He has started a grassroots campaign to keep children, especially the elementary students at Thayer School, from harm. Although Manes did not support the construction of the new elementary school on Highway 142 East, he said what is done is done. ...
Alton receives much needed park grant (05/06/04)
ALTON -- The city of Alton with the help of the Alton Parks Committee and Edd Hatten, Oregon County economic developer, received word last week that a Missouri Department of Natural Resources grant Hatten applied for the end of October last year has been approved...
Trooper Shaw commended for service (05/06/04)
Arkansas State Trooper Todd N. Shaw received a commendation April 30 for meritorious service from the Arkansas State Police Commission. Shaw, a member of Troop I, which covers Fulton and Izard counties, was confronted by armed fugitive Robert Louis Salter, 56, Feb. 1 in the town of Nunley, located in Polk County...
ULTIMATE SACRIFICE (05/06/04)
THAYER/MAMMOTH SPRING -- In the paragraph that followed Kenny Melton's graduation photo from Thayer High School in 1992 it read: "Kenny Melton is the son of David and Addie Melton. He was born Nov. 24, 1974, in West Plains, Mo. Activities included SADD, TSA, speech. Plans after graduation are to enter the military."...
Solar power ... (05/06/04)
~SCIENCE AT WORK Kris Huckabee, a fourth grader at Salem Elementary, demonstrates how solar energy is collected and used. Huckabee's project was a part of the science fair held in Merlina McCollough's 4th grade class. His project finished second.
Accused rapist on trial (05/06/04)
A 12-year-old boy has problems with his school work and his grades suffer. His family is what counselors describe as "dysfunctional" and they move from home to home. No matter where they live the home is "filthy," according to authorities. The Department of Human Services gets involved with the family due to neglect...
Martin Center trains developmentally challenged adults (05/06/04)
Trisha Jones said she never knew the most rewarding job she'd ever have would begin when she was well into her 40s. "It's a blast working at the Martin Center. This is the best job I've ever had," said Jones. The Martin Center, located in Agnos, provides developmentally challenged adults with habilitative skills and training. ...
FIGHT FIRE (05/06/04)
Oregon County Sheriff Tim Ward the Thayer Volunteer Fire Department fought an electrical fire April 29 at the Joyce Bodemhamer home, located off A Highway in rural Oregon County. Thayer Fire Chief Perry Turner said the fire was believed to be an electrical fire. Bodemhamer was at home when the fire started but received no injuries as a result of the fire. The structure was saved but did receive smoke and water damage...
ULTIMATE SACRIFICE (05/06/04)
THAYER/MAMMOTH SPRING -- In the paragraph that followed Kenny Melton's graduation photo from Thayer High School in 1992 it read: "Kenny Melton is the son of David and Addie Melton. He was born Nov. 24, 1974, in West Plains, Mo. Activities included SADD, TSA, speech. Plans after graduation are to enter the military."...
Solar power ... (05/06/04)
~SCIENCE AT WORK Kris Huckabee, a fourth grader at Salem Elementary, demonstrates how solar energy is collected and used. Huckabee's project was a part of the science fair held in Merlina McCollough's 4th grade class. His project finished second.
SR Hatchery to be re-dedicated for Hinkle (05/06/04)
MAMMOTH SPRING -- A dedication ceremony will be held May 10 at 11:30 a.m. at the Spring River State Fish Hatchery. The dedication will honor one of Arkansas' premiere sportsman, Jim Hinkle. The fish hatchery will be re-named the Jim Hinkle/Spring River State Fish Hatchery. Hinkle is being honored for his dedication and desire to serve sportsmen and protect fish and wildlife resources of the state while serving on the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission...
Alton receives much needed park grant (05/06/04)
ALTON -- The city of Alton with the help of the Alton Parks Committee and Edd Hatten, Oregon County economic developer, received word last week that a Missouri Department of Natural Resources grant Hatten applied for the end of October last year has been approved...
Complaint filed against rural kennel, owners (05/06/04)
The female tri-colored beagle had no name but she bore the tag number 37984. A pair of lacerations crossed her right hip, an inch long, the other an inch and a half. On her left hip was another laceration, along with a puncture wound. An area of painful swelling extended from her right hip to her rib cage. Another area of painful swelling on her right shoulder ruptured at the touch of an examiner and emitted a stream of yellow-green pus...
Grassroots effort to keep children safe starts here (05/06/04)
THAYER --"Big trucks don't just hit cars and people, they kill people." These are the words of Thayer resident Bill Manes. He has started a grassroots campaign to keep children, especially the elementary students at Thayer School, from harm. Although Manes did not support the construction of the new elementary school on Highway 142 East, he said what is done is done. ...
Trooper Shaw commended for service (05/06/04)
Arkansas State Trooper Todd N. Shaw received a commendation April 30 for meritorious service from the Arkansas State Police Commission. Shaw, a member of Troop I, which covers Fulton and Izard counties, was confronted by armed fugitive Robert Louis Salter, 56, Feb. 1 in the town of Nunley, located in Polk County...
Accused rapist on trial (05/06/04)
A 12-year-old boy has problems with his school work and his grades suffer. His family is what counselors describe as "dysfunctional" and they move from home to home. No matter where they live the home is "filthy," according to authorities. The Department of Human Services gets involved with the family due to neglect...
Martin Center trains developmentally challenged adults (05/06/04)
Trisha Jones said she never knew the most rewarding job she'd ever have would begin when she was well into her 40s. "It's a blast working at the Martin Center. This is the best job I've ever had," said Jones. The Martin Center, located in Agnos, provides developmentally challenged adults with habilitative skills and training. ...
FIGHT FIRE (05/06/04)
Oregon County Sheriff Tim Ward the Thayer Volunteer Fire Department fought an electrical fire April 29 at the Joyce Bodemhamer home, located off A Highway in rural Oregon County. Thayer Fire Chief Perry Turner said the fire was believed to be an electrical fire. Bodemhamer was at home when the fire started but received no injuries as a result of the fire. The structure was saved but did receive smoke and water damage...
Benefit slated for 11-year-old cancer patient (05/06/04)
Dennis Austin Smith of Salem was first diagnosed with medulloblastoma, a form a brain cancer, in August 2001 at the age of 8. After more than a year of treatment which included two surgeries, radiation therapy and chemotherapy at Arkansas Children's Hospital, an MRI showed he was cancer free...
Cherokee Village Kiwanis Club to honor area pastors (05/06/04)
The Human and Spiritual Values Committee of the Cherokee Village Kiwanis Club will hold a pastor appreciation night, an activity encouraged by Kiwanis International. A picnic supper will be served at the Mary Harmon Floral Garden May 17. Any pastor in the larger community is invited to attend...
Girls Night Out set in Horseshoe Bend (05/06/04)
Hosted by Beta Sigma Phi Sorority and underwritten by Dr. Mary Wren, "Girls Night Out" will feature a free talk by Dr. L. Jane McKinnon, cardiovascular surgeon who is on active staff at Baxter Regional Medical Center. Dr. McKinnon will discuss "Women's Heart Health" May 6 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Hillhigh Resort & Spa in Horseshoe Bend...
Middlebrook graduates from training (05/06/04)
Donna L. Middlebrook of the Sharp County Sheriff's Department's Domestic Vio-lence Unit was one of 50 officers who successfully completed basic police training course 2004-A at the Black River Technical College Law Enforcement Training Academy in Pocahontas recently. The graduation ceremony was April 9...
Middlebrook graduates from training (05/06/04)
Donna L. Middlebrook of the Sharp County Sheriff's Department's Domestic Vio-lence Unit was one of 50 officers who successfully completed basic police training course 2004-A at the Black River Technical College Law Enforcement Training Academy in Pocahontas recently. The graduation ceremony was April 9...
Girls Night Out set in Horseshoe Bend (05/06/04)
Hosted by Beta Sigma Phi Sorority and underwritten by Dr. Mary Wren, "Girls Night Out" will feature a free talk by Dr. L. Jane McKinnon, cardiovascular surgeon who is on active staff at Baxter Regional Medical Center. Dr. McKinnon will discuss "Women's Heart Health" May 6 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Hillhigh Resort & Spa in Horseshoe Bend...
Cherokee Village Kiwanis Club to honor area pastors (05/06/04)
The Human and Spiritual Values Committee of the Cherokee Village Kiwanis Club will hold a pastor appreciation night, an activity encouraged by Kiwanis International. A picnic supper will be served at the Mary Harmon Floral Garden May 17. Any pastor in the larger community is invited to attend...
Benefit slated for 11-year-old cancer patient (05/06/04)
Dennis Austin Smith of Salem was first diagnosed with medulloblastoma, a form a brain cancer, in August 2001 at the age of 8. After more than a year of treatment which included two surgeries, radiation therapy and chemotherapy at Arkansas Children's Hospital, an MRI showed he was cancer free...
Redus takes hardwood skills to Poplar Bluff (05/06/04)
As one very productive chapter draws to a close, another is poised to continue. After four years of racking up numerous individual honors while helping her team in its quest for a state title, the April Redus era is over at Couch High School. And, after coming off the best season in school history, Three Rivers Community College in Poplar Bluff is hoping that Couch's loss will be their gain...
Salem edged out of state berth by Bradford (05/06/04)
The Salem Greyhounds' bid for a return trip to the Class AA state baseball playoffs slipped narrowly through their grasp April 27 with an 8-7 loss in 10 innings to Bradford in the Class AA Region 3 Tournament at Brockwell. A no-out RBI-single by Bradford in the bottom of the 10th proved to be the difference in the one-run game...
Hatterman hammers home winning shot for Bobcats (05/06/04)
Trailing 10-11 with two outs in the home-half of the seventh inning, Thayer's Dustin Hatterman drilled a double that brought in two runs to give the Bobcats a 12-11 win over Gainesville in non-conference action April 20. Hatterman's second two-bagger of the game plated Andrew Eckman and Bradley Harper for the Bobcats' (10-4) victory...
Lady Hound express pulls in for pit stop on way to state tourney (05/06/04)
The Salem Lady Greyhounds express finally pulled into the station for a pit stop. After peeling of 16 straight games without a defeat, the Lady Hounds came up one run short of the Newark Lady Kangaroos in the championship game of the Class AA Region 3 Softball Tournament in Brockwell April 28...
Hatterman hammers home winning shot for Bobcats (05/06/04)
Trailing 10-11 with two outs in the home-half of the seventh inning, Thayer's Dustin Hatterman drilled a double that brought in two runs to give the Bobcats a 12-11 win over Gainesville in non-conference action April 20. Hatterman's second two-bagger of the game plated Andrew Eckman and Bradley Harper for the Bobcats' (10-4) victory...
Redus takes hardwood skills to Poplar Bluff (05/06/04)
As one very productive chapter draws to a close, another is poised to continue. After four years of racking up numerous individual honors while helping her team in its quest for a state title, the April Redus era is over at Couch High School. And, after coming off the best season in school history, Three Rivers Community College in Poplar Bluff is hoping that Couch's loss will be their gain...
Salem edged out of state berth by Bradford (05/06/04)
The Salem Greyhounds' bid for a return trip to the Class AA state baseball playoffs slipped narrowly through their grasp April 27 with an 8-7 loss in 10 innings to Bradford in the Class AA Region 3 Tournament at Brockwell. A no-out RBI-single by Bradford in the bottom of the 10th proved to be the difference in the one-run game...
Lady Hound express pulls in for pit stop on way to state tourney (05/06/04)
The Salem Lady Greyhounds express finally pulled into the station for a pit stop. After peeling of 16 straight games without a defeat, the Lady Hounds came up one run short of the Newark Lady Kangaroos in the championship game of the Class AA Region 3 Softball Tournament in Brockwell April 28...
James W. Smith (05/06/04)
James W. Smith, 69, of Poughkeepsie, Ark., died April 24, 2004, at his home. Born Jan. 8, 1935, at Poughkeepsie, he was the son of Everett and Pearl Shirley Smith. He retired as a plant supervisor from Warner Commercial Body in Noblesville, Ind., and was a member of Powell's Chapel United Methodist Church...
Glenn E. Michaels (05/06/04)
Glenn E. Michaels, 90, died April 19, 2004, at S. Louis University Hospital. Born Jan. 18, 1914, at Mammoth Spring, he was the son of John George and Emma Emily Mielke Michaels. He married Margaret Dickerson on Sept. 4 1939, in Granite City. She died May 23, 1987. To this union two sons were born -- John Albert Michaels Sr., of Olathe, Kan., and Charles Edwin Michaels of Collinsville, Ill...
Ednora Dee Tanner (05/06/04)
Ednora Dee Hinson Tanner, 89, of Wiseman, daughter of the late Tommy and Ollie Moser Hinson, was born April 26, 1915, in Franklin, Ark. She died April 28, 2004, at Baxter Regional Medical Center in Mountain Home. She married Thurl Dyess Tanner in 1940. To this union two children were born...
Delia Catharine Willis (05/06/04)
Delia Catharine Willis, 81, of Salem, Ark., was born on Jan. 25, 1923, in Malakoff, Texas, daughter of the late Junious Emery and Lucy Viola Turner Barnett. She died April 28, 2004, at Mountain Home, Ark. She married Jessie Edward Willis April 10, 1947, at Dallas, Texas, and to this union a son was born...
"Betty" Meisenheimer (05/06/04)
Hellen Elizabeth "Betty" Wright Meisenheimer, 84, of Cherokee Village died April 26, 2004, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro, Ark. Born Dec. 10, 1919, in Akron, Ohio, she was the daughter of George Maltby Wright and Majorie Byford Jerrems Wright...
Harry W. Wilson (05/06/04)
Harry W. Wilson, 72, of Cherokee Village, Ark.,died April 28, 2004, at his home. He was born Feb. 10, 1932. Arrangements will be announced at a later date and are under the direction of Heath Funeral Home of Hardy, Ark...
Karl Berner (05/06/04)
Memorial services for Karl Berner, 77, of Couch, Mo., were held April 25, 22004, at Pleasant Hill Church East of Thayer. He died at his home April 13, 2004. Local arrangements were under the direction of Carter Funeral Home Inc. of Thayer. Burial was in Oak Hill Cemetery in Millersburg, Ohio, with arrangements under the direction of Alexander Funeral Home in Millersburg...
Edgar M. "Jack" Turner (05/06/04)
Edgar M. "Jack" Turner, 81, of Cave City, died April 30, 2004, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. Born Feb. 4, 1923, at Cave City, Ark., he was the son of Charlie and Mollie Miller Turner. He was a U.S. Army Veteran of World War II. He retired from International Shoe Factory in Batesville. His hobby was woodworking. He was a member of First Missionary Baptist Church...
Henry O. Tompkins (05/06/04)
Henry O. Thompkins, 88, of Saddle, Ark., died April 25, 2004, at the John L. McClellan Memorial Veterans Hospital in Little Rock. Born Feb. 4, 1916, in Poughkeepsie, Ark., he was the son of Dudley Arthur Tompkins and Auda Haney Tompkins. He retired from the United States Army as a master sergeant after serving for over 22 years. He served during World War II and Korea, and was a recipient of a Purple Heart...
Theodore G. Dockins (05/06/04)
Theodore G. Dockins, of Calico Rock, Ark., son of the late Charles Edward Dockins and Minnie Belle Smith Dockins was born on Jan. 31, 1920, in Wideman, Ark. He died on April 27, 2004, in Calico Rock at the age of 84 years. He was married to Arcie Rhea Simmons on April 25, 1946, and to this union six children were born. After her death on Jan. 23, 1992, he married Ruby Davis on May 31, 1999, in Melbourne, Ark...
Fritz Lorentzen (05/06/04)
Fritz Lorentzen, 80, of Cherokee Village died April 30, 2004. Born in Milwaukee, Wis., to Karen and Fritz Lorentzen of South Milwaukee, Wis., he is survived by his loving wife, Joyce (Hargrave) Lorentzen of Cherokee Village; a sister, Karen Soli of Menomonee Falls, Wis., sons David (wife Linda) of Middleton, Wis., Bryan (wife Cindy) of Franklin, Wis., daughter Barb (husband Tom) of Austin, Texas; granddaughters Rebecca and Amanda of Middleton, Wis., niece Lynn Soli (husband Bruce Kamradr) and dear friend Michele Zindars of Middleton, wis.. ...
William Francis Gipson (05/06/04)
William Francis Gipson, 81, of Horseshoe Bend, Ark., died April 23, 2004, at North Arkansas Life Care Center in Horseshoe Bend. Born Oct. 17, 1922, in Santa Anna, Texas, he was the son of William and Clara Childers Gipson. He was school superintendent in Alaska for many years and served as corporal in the Army in World War II...
James W. Smith (05/06/04)
James W. Smith, 69, of Poughkeepsie, Ark., died April 24, 2004, at his home. Born Jan. 8, 1935, at Poughkeepsie, he was the son of Everett and Pearl Shirley Smith. He retired as a plant supervisor from Warner Commercial Body in Noblesville, Ind., and was a member of Powell's Chapel United Methodist Church...
Harry W. Wilson (05/06/04)
Harry W. Wilson, 72, of Cherokee Village, Ark.,died April 28, 2004, at his home. He was born Feb. 10, 1932. Arrangements will be announced at a later date and are under the direction of Heath Funeral Home of Hardy, Ark...
"Betty" Meisenheimer (05/06/04)
Hellen Elizabeth "Betty" Wright Meisenheimer, 84, of Cherokee Village died April 26, 2004, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro, Ark. Born Dec. 10, 1919, in Akron, Ohio, she was the daughter of George Maltby Wright and Majorie Byford Jerrems Wright...
Delia Catharine Willis (05/06/04)
Delia Catharine Willis, 81, of Salem, Ark., was born on Jan. 25, 1923, in Malakoff, Texas, daughter of the late Junious Emery and Lucy Viola Turner Barnett. She died April 28, 2004, at Mountain Home, Ark. She married Jessie Edward Willis April 10, 1947, at Dallas, Texas, and to this union a son was born...
Glenn E. Michaels (05/06/04)
Glenn E. Michaels, 90, died April 19, 2004, at S. Louis University Hospital. Born Jan. 18, 1914, at Mammoth Spring, he was the son of John George and Emma Emily Mielke Michaels. He married Margaret Dickerson on Sept. 4 1939, in Granite City. She died May 23, 1987. To this union two sons were born -- John Albert Michaels Sr., of Olathe, Kan., and Charles Edwin Michaels of Collinsville, Ill...
William Francis Gipson (05/06/04)
William Francis Gipson, 81, of Horseshoe Bend, Ark., died April 23, 2004, at North Arkansas Life Care Center in Horseshoe Bend. Born Oct. 17, 1922, in Santa Anna, Texas, he was the son of William and Clara Childers Gipson. He was school superintendent in Alaska for many years and served as corporal in the Army in World War II...
Karl Berner (05/06/04)
Memorial services for Karl Berner, 77, of Couch, Mo., were held April 25, 22004, at Pleasant Hill Church East of Thayer. He died at his home April 13, 2004. Local arrangements were under the direction of Carter Funeral Home Inc. of Thayer. Burial was in Oak Hill Cemetery in Millersburg, Ohio, with arrangements under the direction of Alexander Funeral Home in Millersburg...
Ednora Dee Tanner (05/06/04)
Ednora Dee Hinson Tanner, 89, of Wiseman, daughter of the late Tommy and Ollie Moser Hinson, was born April 26, 1915, in Franklin, Ark. She died April 28, 2004, at Baxter Regional Medical Center in Mountain Home. She married Thurl Dyess Tanner in 1940. To this union two children were born...
Edgar M. "Jack" Turner (05/06/04)
Edgar M. "Jack" Turner, 81, of Cave City, died April 30, 2004, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. Born Feb. 4, 1923, at Cave City, Ark., he was the son of Charlie and Mollie Miller Turner. He was a U.S. Army Veteran of World War II. He retired from International Shoe Factory in Batesville. His hobby was woodworking. He was a member of First Missionary Baptist Church...
Fritz Lorentzen (05/06/04)
Fritz Lorentzen, 80, of Cherokee Village died April 30, 2004. Born in Milwaukee, Wis., to Karen and Fritz Lorentzen of South Milwaukee, Wis., he is survived by his loving wife, Joyce (Hargrave) Lorentzen of Cherokee Village; a sister, Karen Soli of Menomonee Falls, Wis., sons David (wife Linda) of Middleton, Wis., Bryan (wife Cindy) of Franklin, Wis., daughter Barb (husband Tom) of Austin, Texas; granddaughters Rebecca and Amanda of Middleton, Wis., niece Lynn Soli (husband Bruce Kamradr) and dear friend Michele Zindars of Middleton, wis.. ...
Henry O. Tompkins (05/06/04)
Henry O. Thompkins, 88, of Saddle, Ark., died April 25, 2004, at the John L. McClellan Memorial Veterans Hospital in Little Rock. Born Feb. 4, 1916, in Poughkeepsie, Ark., he was the son of Dudley Arthur Tompkins and Auda Haney Tompkins. He retired from the United States Army as a master sergeant after serving for over 22 years. He served during World War II and Korea, and was a recipient of a Purple Heart...
Theodore G. Dockins (05/06/04)
Theodore G. Dockins, of Calico Rock, Ark., son of the late Charles Edward Dockins and Minnie Belle Smith Dockins was born on Jan. 31, 1920, in Wideman, Ark. He died on April 27, 2004, in Calico Rock at the age of 84 years. He was married to Arcie Rhea Simmons on April 25, 1946, and to this union six children were born. After her death on Jan. 23, 1992, he married Ruby Davis on May 31, 1999, in Melbourne, Ark...
Ian Daniel Huckabee (05/06/04)
Jessica Lauwren and Josh Huckabee of Cherokee Village have announced the birth of their son, Ian Daniel Huckabee, April 28, 2004, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. He weighed 6 pounds, 14.8 ounces, and was 18-1/2 inches long. He was welcomed by sibling, Zackary Kane Huckabee...
Ian Daniel Huckabee (05/06/04)
Jessica Lauwren and Josh Huckabee of Cherokee Village have announced the birth of their son, Ian Daniel Huckabee, April 28, 2004, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. He weighed 6 pounds, 14.8 ounces, and was 18-1/2 inches long. He was welcomed by sibling, Zackary Kane Huckabee...
Roberts, Warren slate nuptials (05/06/04)
Mr. and Mrs. Mack Roberts of Alton and Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Warren of Alton have announced the engagement of their children, Casey Roberts and Rodney Warren, both of Alton. The couple will exchange wedding vows at 2 p.m. May 29 at Victory Freewill Baptist Church in Alton...
Manasco, Sikes to wed (05/06/04)
Mr. and Mrs. Douglass Manasco of Searcy and Mr. and Mrs. James Sikes of Viola have announced the engagement of their children, Sarah Jane Manasco and James Garrett Sikes. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bill Manasco of Searcy and the late Mr. and Mrs. J.N. Hamilton...
Roberts, Warren slate nuptials (05/06/04)
Mr. and Mrs. Mack Roberts of Alton and Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Warren of Alton have announced the engagement of their children, Casey Roberts and Rodney Warren, both of Alton. The couple will exchange wedding vows at 2 p.m. May 29 at Victory Freewill Baptist Church in Alton...
Manasco, Sikes to wed (05/06/04)
Mr. and Mrs. Douglass Manasco of Searcy and Mr. and Mrs. James Sikes of Viola have announced the engagement of their children, Sarah Jane Manasco and James Garrett Sikes. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bill Manasco of Searcy and the late Mr. and Mrs. J.N. Hamilton...
Staireses mark 57 years (05/06/04)
Drs. E. Harlin and Mary K. "Kit" Staires celebrated their 57th wedding anniversary by taking a 14-day cruise around South America via Cape Horn. Harlin is the son of the late Ode and Eva Staires. He is a graduate of Alton High School and spent his professional years in the field of education. He is now retired and spends the winters in Sun City, Ariz., and the summers in Horseshoe Bend, Ark...
Staireses mark 57 years (05/06/04)
Drs. E. Harlin and Mary K. "Kit" Staires celebrated their 57th wedding anniversary by taking a 14-day cruise around South America via Cape Horn. Harlin is the son of the late Ode and Eva Staires. He is a graduate of Alton High School and spent his professional years in the field of education. He is now retired and spends the winters in Sun City, Ariz., and the summers in Horseshoe Bend, Ark...
Walking With Jackie the Ripper (05/06/04)
When I was a small child there were several older folks in town who purely mesmerized me with their recollections of Civil War days, and I truly treasure those tales of long ago times. How I wish my friends and relatives could have been foresighted enough to have written some of their experiences to share with later generations. Not reports of the major battles, you understand, for such dull records have lived, and in all probability will continue to live on, in our social studies books...
No longer children (05/06/04)
A soldier who graduated from Thayer High School lost his life in a firefight in Iraq just three weeks ago. Spc. Kenneth Alan Melton was laid to rest in tiny Jeff Cemetery near Myrtle, Mo., last Sunday. When the soldier is one who graduated from a local high school, he's no longer a statistic; he's a son, a husband, a father, a student, a friend...
Boldly Going Nowhere (05/06/04)
Pat Tillman was born in November of 1976. Shortly thereafter, they broke the mold. He was a bright, athletic kid who grew up in San Jose, Calif., and enrolled at Arizona State University in 1994. As a free spirit with shoulder-length hair, he would often meditate while sitting on top of a light tower...
Boldly Going Nowhere (05/06/04)
Pat Tillman was born in November of 1976. Shortly thereafter, they broke the mold. He was a bright, athletic kid who grew up in San Jose, Calif., and enrolled at Arizona State University in 1994. As a free spirit with shoulder-length hair, he would often meditate while sitting on top of a light tower...
No longer children (05/06/04)
A soldier who graduated from Thayer High School lost his life in a firefight in Iraq just three weeks ago. Spc. Kenneth Alan Melton was laid to rest in tiny Jeff Cemetery near Myrtle, Mo., last Sunday. When the soldier is one who graduated from a local high school, he's no longer a statistic; he's a son, a husband, a father, a student, a friend...
Walking With Jackie the Ripper (05/06/04)
When I was a small child there were several older folks in town who purely mesmerized me with their recollections of Civil War days, and I truly treasure those tales of long ago times. How I wish my friends and relatives could have been foresighted enough to have written some of their experiences to share with later generations. Not reports of the major battles, you understand, for such dull records have lived, and in all probability will continue to live on, in our social studies books...