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Stories from Thursday, June 10, 2004

MSES fourth graders visit Ozarks Medical Center (06/10/04)
WEST PLAINS -- Fourth grade students in Lana Steed's and Ann Washam's class at Mammoth Spring Elementary School took a tour of the Rehabilitation Center and the emergency room at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains May 17. Pam Ream, director of rehabilitation services, along with Heather Peugh shared some of the tools used by physical therapy patients and explained their uses. ...
Free Fishing Days this weekend (06/10/04)
MISSOURI -- For two days each year there is free fishing in Missouri. On June 12 and 13 anyone can fish in the Show-Me-State without having to buy a fishing permit, trout stamp or trout park daily tag. Each year the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) designates the weekend after the first Monday in June for permit-optional fishing. An MDC spokesperson said the goal of Free Fishing Days is to encourage people to sample the state's abundant fishing opportunities...
Yard and bake sale set (06/10/04)
THAYER -- A yard and bake sale will be held June 12 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. inside the First Church of God, located on North Highway 63 next to the radio station. There will also be an outside flea market. Flea market spaces are still available. For more information contact the Rev. Robert Brown at 417-264-7486...
Senior Citizen Prescription cards now online (06/10/04)
MISSOURI -- Oregon County senior citizens wanting to save money on their prescription drugs can now learn which discount cards and area pharmacies have the best deal for them. By going online to www.medicaregov. and entering information including ZIP code and medication used, Medicare recipients can compare the cost of their monthly drug bill using various discount cards and pharmacies. Comparative information is also available by calling 1-800-MEDICARE...
Cancer survivor emphasizes importance of mammograms (06/10/04)
A silent killer is stalking women all over the country and many are unaware of it. This killer is different from a serial killer or terrorist; in most cases it can be prevented with a 15-minute examination once a year. Breast cancer survivor Donna Benton knows. "Having regular mammograms saved my life," she said...
BUG TIME (06/10/04)
Bugs and butterflies were names of the game as Koshkonong summer school students took to the campus of the school recently with nets in hand. The students were studying critters from the outside.
Norman family receives Century Farm award (06/10/04)
Dave and Patsy Norman recently received the Century Farm Award from the University of Missouri Extension Service. James W. and Ida Norman first bought the family farm in March 1902 from Washington Carlock. James Norman was a livestock farmer who raised Hereford cattle, mules and horses. At the death of James Norman, his son, Dow Norman, along with his wife, Vora, took ownership of the farm...
2003 saddle thefts solved (06/10/04)
A commercial burglary that has remained unsolved for a year and a half now has two suspects. Johnny Wayne Jenkins, 48, of Evening Shade was charged June 3 with theft of property, a class B felony; residential burglary, a class B felony; and commercial burglary, a class C felony after he allegedly stole six saddles from the Boot and Saddle shop in Agnos Dec. 29, 2003...
Former defense intelligence aide appointed to Bend council (06/10/04)
Being called gullible is a good thing -- just ask Horseshoe Bend Alderman Barbara Bell. Bell, 60, who began her career as a secretary on a farm for reformed convicts, heard the taunt regularly from inmates. "Oh, they used to call me Gullible Gernie or Gullible Barb because I grew up on a farm in Iowa and had no idea what was going on in the real world," Bell said with a laugh...
River visitors arrested on drug charges (06/10/04)
OREGON COUNTY -- The weather in the Oregon County area has warmed up and, according to Sheriff Tim Ward, this has increased activity on the Eleven Point River. Ward and his deputies arrested several out-of-state residents last week on a variety of charges. Six visitors to the river were arrested on misdemeanor possession of marijuana charges. A misdemeanor possession is less than 35 grams of marijuana. Each posted a $500 bond and is scheduled to be in court in the county July 28...
Hot stuff (06/10/04)
SHARP: Dennis Gessler shows of his vintage 1953 Buick Riviera at the 8th annual Spring River Car Club Car and Truck Show June 5 in Hardy. Ninety-six cars entered the show and several hundred people attended the show.
Dethrow to hold Listening Post (06/10/04)
OREGON COUNTY -- State Rep. Mike Dethrow will hold Listening Posts in Oregon County June 11 to hear from the residents of the 153rd Legislative District on issues that are important to them and their families. He said, "I enjoy visiting with people one on one, and it keeps me better informed and prepared to represent the people back home when the Legislature is in session."...
Willett, Dillinger win runoffs (06/10/04)
It took an extra three weeks, but Fulton County voters have selected their next sheriff and a Democratic candidate to face Republican Gary Phillips for county judge in the November general election. For the Democratic nominee for Fulton County judge Charles Willet of Salem with 0000 votes narrowly defeated opponent Jerry Smith of Mammoth Spring, 0000 votes...
Pipe bombs found hidden in pickup truck (06/10/04)
Two pipe bombs were found June 1 near Mammoth Spring, hidden in a truck confiscated during an April drug bust. Fulton County sheriff's deputy Paul Martin said he received an anonymous tip May 31 that pipe bombs were located in the late model Dodge Dakota behind the passenger's side airbag cover...
MSES fourth graders visit Ozarks Medical Center (06/10/04)
WEST PLAINS -- Fourth grade students in Lana Steed's and Ann Washam's class at Mammoth Spring Elementary School took a tour of the Rehabilitation Center and the emergency room at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains May 17. Pam Ream, director of rehabilitation services, along with Heather Peugh shared some of the tools used by physical therapy patients and explained their uses. ...
Senior Citizen Prescription cards now online (06/10/04)
MISSOURI -- Oregon County senior citizens wanting to save money on their prescription drugs can now learn which discount cards and area pharmacies have the best deal for them. By going online to www.medicaregov. and entering information including ZIP code and medication used, Medicare recipients can compare the cost of their monthly drug bill using various discount cards and pharmacies. Comparative information is also available by calling 1-800-MEDICARE...
Yard and bake sale set (06/10/04)
THAYER -- A yard and bake sale will be held June 12 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. inside the First Church of God, located on North Highway 63 next to the radio station. There will also be an outside flea market. Flea market spaces are still available. For more information contact the Rev. Robert Brown at 417-264-7486...
Free Fishing Days this weekend (06/10/04)
MISSOURI -- For two days each year there is free fishing in Missouri. On June 12 and 13 anyone can fish in the Show-Me-State without having to buy a fishing permit, trout stamp or trout park daily tag. Each year the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) designates the weekend after the first Monday in June for permit-optional fishing. An MDC spokesperson said the goal of Free Fishing Days is to encourage people to sample the state's abundant fishing opportunities...
Cancer survivor emphasizes importance of mammograms (06/10/04)
A silent killer is stalking women all over the country and many are unaware of it. This killer is different from a serial killer or terrorist; in most cases it can be prevented with a 15-minute examination once a year. Breast cancer survivor Donna Benton knows. "Having regular mammograms saved my life," she said...
Dethrow to hold Listening Post (06/10/04)
OREGON COUNTY -- State Rep. Mike Dethrow will hold Listening Posts in Oregon County June 11 to hear from the residents of the 153rd Legislative District on issues that are important to them and their families. He said, "I enjoy visiting with people one on one, and it keeps me better informed and prepared to represent the people back home when the Legislature is in session."...
Hot stuff (06/10/04)
SHARP: Dennis Gessler shows of his vintage 1953 Buick Riviera at the 8th annual Spring River Car Club Car and Truck Show June 5 in Hardy. Ninety-six cars entered the show and several hundred people attended the show.
Willett, Dillinger win runoffs (06/10/04)
It took an extra three weeks, but Fulton County voters have selected their next sheriff and a Democratic candidate to face Republican Gary Phillips for county judge in the November general election. For the Democratic nominee for Fulton County judge Charles Willet of Salem with 0000 votes narrowly defeated opponent Jerry Smith of Mammoth Spring, 0000 votes...
Pipe bombs found hidden in pickup truck (06/10/04)
Two pipe bombs were found June 1 near Mammoth Spring, hidden in a truck confiscated during an April drug bust. Fulton County sheriff's deputy Paul Martin said he received an anonymous tip May 31 that pipe bombs were located in the late model Dodge Dakota behind the passenger's side airbag cover...
BUG TIME (06/10/04)
Bugs and butterflies were names of the game as Koshkonong summer school students took to the campus of the school recently with nets in hand. The students were studying critters from the outside.
2003 saddle thefts solved (06/10/04)
A commercial burglary that has remained unsolved for a year and a half now has two suspects. Johnny Wayne Jenkins, 48, of Evening Shade was charged June 3 with theft of property, a class B felony; residential burglary, a class B felony; and commercial burglary, a class C felony after he allegedly stole six saddles from the Boot and Saddle shop in Agnos Dec. 29, 2003...
Former defense intelligence aide appointed to Bend council (06/10/04)
Being called gullible is a good thing -- just ask Horseshoe Bend Alderman Barbara Bell. Bell, 60, who began her career as a secretary on a farm for reformed convicts, heard the taunt regularly from inmates. "Oh, they used to call me Gullible Gernie or Gullible Barb because I grew up on a farm in Iowa and had no idea what was going on in the real world," Bell said with a laugh...
River visitors arrested on drug charges (06/10/04)
OREGON COUNTY -- The weather in the Oregon County area has warmed up and, according to Sheriff Tim Ward, this has increased activity on the Eleven Point River. Ward and his deputies arrested several out-of-state residents last week on a variety of charges. Six visitors to the river were arrested on misdemeanor possession of marijuana charges. A misdemeanor possession is less than 35 grams of marijuana. Each posted a $500 bond and is scheduled to be in court in the county July 28...
Norman family receives Century Farm award (06/10/04)
Dave and Patsy Norman recently received the Century Farm Award from the University of Missouri Extension Service. James W. and Ida Norman first bought the family farm in March 1902 from Washington Carlock. James Norman was a livestock farmer who raised Hereford cattle, mules and horses. At the death of James Norman, his son, Dow Norman, along with his wife, Vora, took ownership of the farm...
Northcutt, Wyatt wed (06/10/04)
Nuptial vows were exchanged by Emily Robin Northcutt and Jonathan David Wyatt at 6 p.m. May 15 in Highland Valley United Metho-dist Church in Little Rock. Kurt Boggan officiated, assisted by the bride's aunt, the Rev. Diana Northcutt of LaVerne United Methodist Church in LaVerne, Okla...
Welch, Haynes to wed (06/10/04)
Jennifer Ann Welch and William Brad Haynes will exchange vows June 12 at 2 p.m. at Mt. Zion Freewill Baptist Church in Thayer. A reception will follow the ceremony at the Thayer Fun and Friends Senior Citizens Center.
Sharp County 4-H photo contest winners named (06/10/04)
Sharp County 4-H'ers recently participated in the Ross Foundation Photography Competition. Over 18 entries were submitted in four categories. The winning photos were taken by: Tracy Bolt -- color living, and color non-living; Kaitlyn Corbit -- black and white living, and black and white non-living...
MS reunion set (06/10/04)
The Mammoth Spring High School Class of 1964 will hold its 40-year class reunion June 12 at Mammoth Spring State Park from 11:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m.
Webb graduates from basic (06/10/04)
Air Force Airman Bradford S. Webb has graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio. He is the son of Janice Lee of Batesville and Garey Webb of Mount Pleasant. Webb is a 2002 graduate of Mount Pleasant High School...
Welch, Haynes to wed (06/10/04)
Jennifer Ann Welch and William Brad Haynes will exchange vows June 12 at 2 p.m. at Mt. Zion Freewill Baptist Church in Thayer. A reception will follow the ceremony at the Thayer Fun and Friends Senior Citizens Center.
Webb graduates from basic (06/10/04)
Air Force Airman Bradford S. Webb has graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio. He is the son of Janice Lee of Batesville and Garey Webb of Mount Pleasant. Webb is a 2002 graduate of Mount Pleasant High School...
Sharp County 4-H photo contest winners named (06/10/04)
Sharp County 4-H'ers recently participated in the Ross Foundation Photography Competition. Over 18 entries were submitted in four categories. The winning photos were taken by: Tracy Bolt -- color living, and color non-living; Kaitlyn Corbit -- black and white living, and black and white non-living...
MS reunion set (06/10/04)
The Mammoth Spring High School Class of 1964 will hold its 40-year class reunion June 12 at Mammoth Spring State Park from 11:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m.
Northcutt, Wyatt wed (06/10/04)
Nuptial vows were exchanged by Emily Robin Northcutt and Jonathan David Wyatt at 6 p.m. May 15 in Highland Valley United Metho-dist Church in Little Rock. Kurt Boggan officiated, assisted by the bride's aunt, the Rev. Diana Northcutt of LaVerne United Methodist Church in LaVerne, Okla...
Bobcats stunned by Eagles' late rally (06/10/04)
Somehow it slipped through their hands. Up by six runs, and six outs away from a trip to Columbia to take part in their first Class 1 Baseball Final Four, the Thayer Bobcats watched as the Oran Eagles ruined their dream of a state title with a seven-run rally late in the contest to claim a 9-8 victory in the quarterfinals May 28 at Thayer...
Golf tourney to benefit Rally For A Cure (06/10/04)
On June 30 at the South Golf Course, the Cherokee Village Ladies' 18-Hole Golf Association and Women's 9-Hole Golf Association will hold a combined 18-hole scramble to support Rally For A Cure. Donation to play in this event will be $15 per lady. This donation will get each golfer a chance to win a prize for closest to the pin on a designated par 3 hole and knowing that they are helping to fight breast cancer. ...
Running out of excuses (06/10/04)
I've got to hand it to all the brave souls who took part in the Bank of Salem/Mark Thomas Memorial Apple Pie 5K run held May 29 in conjunction with the 55th Annual Fulton County Homecoming Festival in Salem. It's hard enough to muster the energy just to cook outside or lounge around at the lake in the pre-summer haze and killer humidity of Memorial Day weekend, but to get out and actually run in it -- whoa! That's another level entirely. ...
Bobcats stunned by Eagles' late rally (06/10/04)
Somehow it slipped through their hands. Up by six runs, and six outs away from a trip to Columbia to take part in their first Class 1 Baseball Final Four, the Thayer Bobcats watched as the Oran Eagles ruined their dream of a state title with a seven-run rally late in the contest to claim a 9-8 victory in the quarterfinals May 28 at Thayer...
Running out of excuses (06/10/04)
I've got to hand it to all the brave souls who took part in the Bank of Salem/Mark Thomas Memorial Apple Pie 5K run held May 29 in conjunction with the 55th Annual Fulton County Homecoming Festival in Salem. It's hard enough to muster the energy just to cook outside or lounge around at the lake in the pre-summer haze and killer humidity of Memorial Day weekend, but to get out and actually run in it -- whoa! That's another level entirely. ...
Golf tourney to benefit Rally For A Cure (06/10/04)
On June 30 at the South Golf Course, the Cherokee Village Ladies' 18-Hole Golf Association and Women's 9-Hole Golf Association will hold a combined 18-hole scramble to support Rally For A Cure. Donation to play in this event will be $15 per lady. This donation will get each golfer a chance to win a prize for closest to the pin on a designated par 3 hole and knowing that they are helping to fight breast cancer. ...
"Duce" Lee Warden (06/10/04)
Thomas "Duce" Lee Warden, 65, of Wiseman, Ark., was born May 6, 1939, in Day, Ark., the son of James Olen and Argie Vira Couch Warden. He died May 29, 2004, at Wiseman. He spent his working years as a father, grandfather and a heavy equipment operator; He was self-employed for many years and then later worked for the Izard County Road Department. He attended church at Oxford Church of Christ and was a member of the New Franklin Masonic Lodge 350...
Lester Oren Ross Jr. (06/10/04)
Lester Oren Ross Jr., 54, of Ash Flat, son of the late Lester Oren Ross and Blanche Faulkenberry Ross, was born May 9, 1950, in Salem, Ark., He died June 3, 2004, in Louisville, Ky. He was married to Ginger Gibson June 30, 1968, at Ash Flat, Ark., and to this union two children were born. He was employed by Pike Electrical Construction Company as a foreman...
Danny Guy Jenkins (06/10/04)
Danny Guy Jenkins, 58, of Calico Rock, son of the late Guy Wayman and Eva Agnes George Jenkins, was born Jan. 29, 1946, in Calico Rock. He died May 31, 2004, in Calico Rock. He married Janie Ducker on Aug. 3, 1975, at the Pineville Church in Pineville, Ark., and to this union two children were born...
Carrie E. Eller (06/10/04)
Carrie E. Eller, 70, of Cherokee Village, died May 30, 2004, at Ash Flat Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. She was born Feb. 5, 1934, in Waterford, Miss., the daughter of Annette Smith Barber and Walter Barber. She spent her working years as a secretary...
Thurman T. Casey (06/10/04)
Thurman T. Casey, 70, of Salem, son of the late Henry D. and Mary E. Nicholson Casey, was born Feb. 3, 1934, in Ash Flat, Ark. He died June 1, 2004, at his home in Salem. He married Barbara Lewallen on Dec. 24, 1956, at Ash Flat. To this union three children were born...
Clesto Bobo (06/10/04)
Clesto Bobo, 74, of Ash Flat, died June 1, 2004, at his home. He was born Aug. 23, 1929, at Chalybeate, Miss., to Ervin C. and Emily V. Rogers Bobo. He was a farmer and was of the Baptist faith. Survivors include his wife, Kathryn Howell Bobo of the home; one son, Kenneth C. ...
Grace Dethrow Gamet (06/10/04)
Grace Dethrow Gamet was born Jan. 21, 1903, and died May 17, 2004 at the age of 101. On the occasion of her celebration of 100 years of life, and article appeared in this newspaper. The family deeply appreciated the article and pictures published. That was over a year ago. It is sadly that they report the death of this Missouri pioneer who died in her sleep on May 17, in Glendale, Calif., of complications of old age...
Ted Lamar Johnson (06/10/04)
Ted Lamar Johnson, 66, of Cherokee Village, Ark., died May 5, 2004, at his home. He was born June 28, 1937, in Wrightsville, Ga., the son of Annie D. McCray Johnson and Roger G. Johnson. He was retired from the U.S. Navy and was also a retired police officer. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Hardy, Ark...
Rhoda Frost-Hollis (06/10/04)
Rhoda Frost-Hollis, 94, of Alton, Mo., was born Oct. 4, 1909, in Alton, Mo., and died May 31, 2004, at the Shady Oaks Healthcare Center in Thayer, Mo. Survivors include five children -- Elert Hollis, Frances Hollis, Wayne Hollis and Kenneth Hollis all of Alton and Waif and wife, Debra Hollis of Independence, Mo.; 17 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchilden; six brothers -- Leonard, James and Floyd of Alton, Roy of Mountain View and Willie of New Florisant, Mo.; and Paul of Thayer; and numerous other relatives and friends.. ...
Iona Faye Nickels (06/10/04)
Iona Faye Nickels, 51, daughter of the late Norval Hunsperger and Dowan Day Hunsperger was born June 2, 1953, in Koshkonong, Mo., and died June 2, 2004, in Hardy, Ark. She was married May 8, 1971, to Gary Nickels in Hardy, Ark. She was a homemaker, a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She was a member of the Field Creek Pente-costal Church in Mammoth Spring and will be missed by all who knew her...
Nina Maurine Hyslip (06/10/04)
Nina Maurine Hyslip, 83, of Ash Flat, died May 28, 2004, at Eastern Ozarks Regional Health Center in Cherokee Village. Born Jan. 26, 1921, at Center, Ark., she was the daughter of Homer A. and Gertha Osborne Dawson. She was a homemaker and a member of the Piney Fork Church of Christ in Evening Shade...
Russell Carl Mincks (06/10/04)
Russell Carl Mincks, 41, of Brockwell, Ark., son of Nancy Mincks and the late Carl Glen Mincks, was born Dec. 28, 1962, in Chicago, Ill., died May 30, 2004, at his home in Brockwell, Ark. He married Aletha Pace on July 4, 2000, in Izard County, Ark., and worked as a painter...
Laverne Sims Moser (06/10/04)
Laverne Sims Moser, 76, of Sage, Ark., daughter of the late R.J. and Earle Rhyan Sims, was born Aug. 5, 1927, in Gid, Ark. She died June 3, 2004, in Melbourne, Ark. She married J.W. Moser July 25, 1947, in Melbourne, and to this union three children were born. She spent her life as a homemaker, wife, mother and grandmother. She attended the Zion Hill Baptist Church...
Jean A. Ripley (06/10/04)
Jean A. Ripley, 66, of Horse-shoe Bend, Ark., died May 31, 2004, in Horseshoe Bend. Born in South Glens Falls, N.Y., she was the daughter of Homer and Genevieve Lawrence Ripley. She spent her working years as a children's nurse for the state of New York. She was a member of AARP, the Eagles, and the Loft Club Association. She previously worked at the North Arkanas Life Care Center. She was a member of St. Stephens Episcopal Church in Horseshoe Bend...
Wanda Eudean Stotts (06/10/04)
Wanda Eudean Stotts, 71, of Highland, died May 31, 2004, at her residence. Born in Caraway, Ark., Nov. 17, 1932, she was the daughter of Delbert and Debra Jennings Clark. She was a homemaker while living in Memphis and in 1992 moved to Highland and worked in retail sales in Hardy. She was of the Methodist faith...
Melvin McDougal (06/10/04)
Melvin Richard McDougal, 75, of Pleasant Plains, Ark., died May 29, 2004, at his home. Born May 3, 1929, at Pleasant Plains, he was the son of James Glenn and Gertie Martin McDougal. He was a U.S. Navy veteran having served during the Korean Conflict, and was a member of Pleasant Plains Church of Christ...
Lavada E. Duke (06/10/04)
Lavada E. Duke, 80, of Independence, Mo., died May 6, 2004, at her home. Born Aug. 28, 1923, in Salem, Ark., she was the daughter of Walter Mac and Mattie C. Wells Henry. She was a homemaker and enjoyed flowers and gardening. She married Vernon L. Duke April 28, 1962, in Kansas City, and they made their home in the Independence area...
Ernest Baertschi (06/10/04)
Ernest Baertschi, 97, of Nevada, Mo., died May 20, 2004, at Moore-Few Care Center in Nevada. He was born April 30, 1907, in Thayer, Mo., the son of Mathias Baertshi and Emma Rose Munz Baertschi. He was married on Dec. 6, 1940, in Thayer, Mo., to Lorene Mills. She preceded him in death Jan. 17, 1995...
Grace Dethrow Gamet (06/10/04)
Grace Dethrow Gamet was born Jan. 21, 1903, and died May 17, 2004 at the age of 101. On the occasion of her celebration of 100 years of life, and article appeared in this newspaper. The family deeply appreciated the article and pictures published. That was over a year ago. It is sadly that they report the death of this Missouri pioneer who died in her sleep on May 17, in Glendale, Calif., of complications of old age...
Danny Guy Jenkins (06/10/04)
Danny Guy Jenkins, 58, of Calico Rock, son of the late Guy Wayman and Eva Agnes George Jenkins, was born Jan. 29, 1946, in Calico Rock. He died May 31, 2004, in Calico Rock. He married Janie Ducker on Aug. 3, 1975, at the Pineville Church in Pineville, Ark., and to this union two children were born...
Carrie E. Eller (06/10/04)
Carrie E. Eller, 70, of Cherokee Village, died May 30, 2004, at Ash Flat Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. She was born Feb. 5, 1934, in Waterford, Miss., the daughter of Annette Smith Barber and Walter Barber. She spent her working years as a secretary...
Jean A. Ripley (06/10/04)
Jean A. Ripley, 66, of Horse-shoe Bend, Ark., died May 31, 2004, in Horseshoe Bend. Born in South Glens Falls, N.Y., she was the daughter of Homer and Genevieve Lawrence Ripley. She spent her working years as a children's nurse for the state of New York. She was a member of AARP, the Eagles, and the Loft Club Association. She previously worked at the North Arkanas Life Care Center. She was a member of St. Stephens Episcopal Church in Horseshoe Bend...
Clesto Bobo (06/10/04)
Clesto Bobo, 74, of Ash Flat, died June 1, 2004, at his home. He was born Aug. 23, 1929, at Chalybeate, Miss., to Ervin C. and Emily V. Rogers Bobo. He was a farmer and was of the Baptist faith. Survivors include his wife, Kathryn Howell Bobo of the home; one son, Kenneth C. ...
Ted Lamar Johnson (06/10/04)
Ted Lamar Johnson, 66, of Cherokee Village, Ark., died May 5, 2004, at his home. He was born June 28, 1937, in Wrightsville, Ga., the son of Annie D. McCray Johnson and Roger G. Johnson. He was retired from the U.S. Navy and was also a retired police officer. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Hardy, Ark...
Rhoda Frost-Hollis (06/10/04)
Rhoda Frost-Hollis, 94, of Alton, Mo., was born Oct. 4, 1909, in Alton, Mo., and died May 31, 2004, at the Shady Oaks Healthcare Center in Thayer, Mo. Survivors include five children -- Elert Hollis, Frances Hollis, Wayne Hollis and Kenneth Hollis all of Alton and Waif and wife, Debra Hollis of Independence, Mo.; 17 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchilden; six brothers -- Leonard, James and Floyd of Alton, Roy of Mountain View and Willie of New Florisant, Mo.; and Paul of Thayer; and numerous other relatives and friends.. ...
Iona Faye Nickels (06/10/04)
Iona Faye Nickels, 51, daughter of the late Norval Hunsperger and Dowan Day Hunsperger was born June 2, 1953, in Koshkonong, Mo., and died June 2, 2004, in Hardy, Ark. She was married May 8, 1971, to Gary Nickels in Hardy, Ark. She was a homemaker, a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She was a member of the Field Creek Pente-costal Church in Mammoth Spring and will be missed by all who knew her...
Lester Oren Ross Jr. (06/10/04)
Lester Oren Ross Jr., 54, of Ash Flat, son of the late Lester Oren Ross and Blanche Faulkenberry Ross, was born May 9, 1950, in Salem, Ark., He died June 3, 2004, in Louisville, Ky. He was married to Ginger Gibson June 30, 1968, at Ash Flat, Ark., and to this union two children were born. He was employed by Pike Electrical Construction Company as a foreman...
Wanda Eudean Stotts (06/10/04)
Wanda Eudean Stotts, 71, of Highland, died May 31, 2004, at her residence. Born in Caraway, Ark., Nov. 17, 1932, she was the daughter of Delbert and Debra Jennings Clark. She was a homemaker while living in Memphis and in 1992 moved to Highland and worked in retail sales in Hardy. She was of the Methodist faith...
Russell Carl Mincks (06/10/04)
Russell Carl Mincks, 41, of Brockwell, Ark., son of Nancy Mincks and the late Carl Glen Mincks, was born Dec. 28, 1962, in Chicago, Ill., died May 30, 2004, at his home in Brockwell, Ark. He married Aletha Pace on July 4, 2000, in Izard County, Ark., and worked as a painter...
Ernest Baertschi (06/10/04)
Ernest Baertschi, 97, of Nevada, Mo., died May 20, 2004, at Moore-Few Care Center in Nevada. He was born April 30, 1907, in Thayer, Mo., the son of Mathias Baertshi and Emma Rose Munz Baertschi. He was married on Dec. 6, 1940, in Thayer, Mo., to Lorene Mills. She preceded him in death Jan. 17, 1995...
"Duce" Lee Warden (06/10/04)
Thomas "Duce" Lee Warden, 65, of Wiseman, Ark., was born May 6, 1939, in Day, Ark., the son of James Olen and Argie Vira Couch Warden. He died May 29, 2004, at Wiseman. He spent his working years as a father, grandfather and a heavy equipment operator; He was self-employed for many years and then later worked for the Izard County Road Department. He attended church at Oxford Church of Christ and was a member of the New Franklin Masonic Lodge 350...
Laverne Sims Moser (06/10/04)
Laverne Sims Moser, 76, of Sage, Ark., daughter of the late R.J. and Earle Rhyan Sims, was born Aug. 5, 1927, in Gid, Ark. She died June 3, 2004, in Melbourne, Ark. She married J.W. Moser July 25, 1947, in Melbourne, and to this union three children were born. She spent her life as a homemaker, wife, mother and grandmother. She attended the Zion Hill Baptist Church...
Nina Maurine Hyslip (06/10/04)
Nina Maurine Hyslip, 83, of Ash Flat, died May 28, 2004, at Eastern Ozarks Regional Health Center in Cherokee Village. Born Jan. 26, 1921, at Center, Ark., she was the daughter of Homer A. and Gertha Osborne Dawson. She was a homemaker and a member of the Piney Fork Church of Christ in Evening Shade...
Melvin McDougal (06/10/04)
Melvin Richard McDougal, 75, of Pleasant Plains, Ark., died May 29, 2004, at his home. Born May 3, 1929, at Pleasant Plains, he was the son of James Glenn and Gertie Martin McDougal. He was a U.S. Navy veteran having served during the Korean Conflict, and was a member of Pleasant Plains Church of Christ...
Lavada E. Duke (06/10/04)
Lavada E. Duke, 80, of Independence, Mo., died May 6, 2004, at her home. Born Aug. 28, 1923, in Salem, Ark., she was the daughter of Walter Mac and Mattie C. Wells Henry. She was a homemaker and enjoyed flowers and gardening. She married Vernon L. Duke April 28, 1962, in Kansas City, and they made their home in the Independence area...
Thurman T. Casey (06/10/04)
Thurman T. Casey, 70, of Salem, son of the late Henry D. and Mary E. Nicholson Casey, was born Feb. 3, 1934, in Ash Flat, Ark. He died June 1, 2004, at his home in Salem. He married Barbara Lewallen on Dec. 24, 1956, at Ash Flat. To this union three children were born...
Ty Gabriel Siler (06/10/04)
James and Amelia Siler of West Plains have announced the birth of a son, Ty Gabriel Siler, at 6:04 May 19, 2004, at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains. He weighed 6 pounds, 9-1/2 ounces and was 19-1/2 inches long. He was welcomed home by his sibling, Mia Grace Siler, 19 months...
AnnaClaire Elizabeth Ezell (06/10/04)
Tom and Shannon Ezell of Batesville have announced the birth of a daughter, AnnaClaire Elizabeth Ezell, at 1:24 p.m. May 28 at the Regional Women's Center. She weighed 6 pounds, 7 ounces and was 19-3/4 inches long. She was welcomed by sisters Shannah and Emma...
AnnaClaire Elizabeth Ezell (06/10/04)
Tom and Shannon Ezell of Batesville have announced the birth of a daughter, AnnaClaire Elizabeth Ezell, at 1:24 p.m. May 28 at the Regional Women's Center. She weighed 6 pounds, 7 ounces and was 19-3/4 inches long. She was welcomed by sisters Shannah and Emma...
Ty Gabriel Siler (06/10/04)
James and Amelia Siler of West Plains have announced the birth of a son, Ty Gabriel Siler, at 6:04 May 19, 2004, at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains. He weighed 6 pounds, 9-1/2 ounces and was 19-1/2 inches long. He was welcomed home by his sibling, Mia Grace Siler, 19 months...
Hardin, McCandlis slate nuptials (06/10/04)
Ilene Collins Hardin and Kevin Neal McCandlis have announced their engagement and upcoming marriage. The bride-elect resides in Salem and is the daughter of Johnny and Sandra Collins of Hardy. The prospective groom resides in Viola and is the son of Neal and Wilma McCandlis, also of Viola. He is a teacher at Highland Middle School...
Hardin, McCandlis slate nuptials (06/10/04)
Ilene Collins Hardin and Kevin Neal McCandlis have announced their engagement and upcoming marriage. The bride-elect resides in Salem and is the daughter of Johnny and Sandra Collins of Hardy. The prospective groom resides in Viola and is the son of Neal and Wilma McCandlis, also of Viola. He is a teacher at Highland Middle School...
Chronisters to mark 50 years (06/10/04)
Bob and Sue Chronister of Alton, Mo., will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary June 11. A reception will be held June 19 from 2 to 4 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Alton. All family and friends are invited. The couple requests no gifts.
Smiths to celebrate 50th anniversary (06/10/04)
The Rev. and Mrs. Leonard Smith of Ash Flat will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary June 19. Leonard Smith and Maxine Cochran were married on June 19, 1954, at First Baptist Church in Hardy. Mr. and Mrs. Smith have served as Assembly of God ministers for the past 20 years. They currently pastor the Horseshoe Bend Assembly of God Church...
Chronisters to mark 50 years (06/10/04)
Bob and Sue Chronister of Alton, Mo., will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary June 11. A reception will be held June 19 from 2 to 4 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Alton. All family and friends are invited. The couple requests no gifts.
Smiths to celebrate 50th anniversary (06/10/04)
The Rev. and Mrs. Leonard Smith of Ash Flat will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary June 19. Leonard Smith and Maxine Cochran were married on June 19, 1954, at First Baptist Church in Hardy. Mr. and Mrs. Smith have served as Assembly of God ministers for the past 20 years. They currently pastor the Horseshoe Bend Assembly of God Church...
Walking With Jackie the Ripper (06/10/04)
A few weeks ago my companion animal and I made a trip back to Mississippi for a visit with my daughter and her husband and while there we continued with our daily walks. (I like to think it helps us both in our unending effort to control our weight, but I don't know.)...
Boldly Going Nowhere (06/10/04)
The Lakota Sioux are a tribe of Native Americans who roamed the northern plains in and around the Black Hills of South Dakota. They have a prophecy known as the White Buffalo Calf Woman. According to the prophecy, two warriors were out hunting buffalo approximately 2,000 years ago, when they spotted a white buffalo calf. As they approached the calf, it turned into a beautiful young Indian girl...
Walking With Jackie the Ripper (06/10/04)
A few weeks ago my companion animal and I made a trip back to Mississippi for a visit with my daughter and her husband and while there we continued with our daily walks. (I like to think it helps us both in our unending effort to control our weight, but I don't know.)...
Boldly Going Nowhere (06/10/04)
The Lakota Sioux are a tribe of Native Americans who roamed the northern plains in and around the Black Hills of South Dakota. They have a prophecy known as the White Buffalo Calf Woman. According to the prophecy, two warriors were out hunting buffalo approximately 2,000 years ago, when they spotted a white buffalo calf. As they approached the calf, it turned into a beautiful young Indian girl...