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Stories from Thursday, June 17, 2004

MS Park holds river cleanup (06/17/04)
SPRING RIVER -- On May 26 Mammoth Spring State Park held its annual Spring River Clean Up with a record number of 60 participants. State park staff, along with Arkansas Game and Fish Commission staff, 22 military recruits from Mountain Home, Ark., and local volunteers, retrieved 32 large bags of trash from the bottom and banks of the Spring River. Some of the odd items they collected were miscellaneous car parts, railroad debris and a car door...
CHARGES FILED (06/17/04)
THAYER -- A former Thayer woman, Deanna Seymour, was arrested June 7 by officers with the Oregon County Sheriff's Department on charges of felony child abuse. Seymour, 42, now lives in Warrenton, Mo. Records from the Oregon County Court house show that on Jan. 21 Seymour allegedly inflicted cruel and inhuman punishment on a child, her daughter, less than 17 years of age, by striking her several times in the face with her hand...
Couch School Board accepts coach Chester's resignation (06/17/04)
COUCH -- Members of the Couch School Board heard a report on A+ progress at their most recent meeting. They also voted to accept the resignation of girls basketball coach Kristina Chester who will be taking a position at a school in Arkansas. Superintendent Rolla Fraley discused the 2003-04 budget and projections for the 2004-05 budget...
Democrats for Democrats to meet at Thayer (06/17/04)
THAYER -- The June meeting for the Democrats for Democrats will focus on education. Ellen Kaufman will give a report on this topic. There will also be two speakers this month. They are R.A. Pendergrass, who is running for state senator for the 33rd District and Gene Oakley who is seeking the state representative seat for the 153rd District...
Rivera, Wood named to Fulton Natural Resource Committee (06/17/04)
The Fulton County Quorum Court appointed Mary Rivera and Bob Wood as spokespersons June 14 for the Natural Resource Committee. Fulton County Judge Curren Everett said Rivera and Wood have been involved with different environmental organizations around the state and it is legally required that they be recognized as official spokespersons of the Natural Resource Committee...
Man shot during fight with brother (06/17/04)
A Smithville man was injured from shrapnel after his brother fired a shotgun in a home near Smithville June 10. Dwight Adam Simmons, 25, was taken to White River Medical Center for treatment of a small C-shaped puncture wound on his abdomen. He was treated and released...
Summer reading program set at MS (06/17/04)
MAMMOTH SPRING -- A summer reading program started June 12 at the Mammoth Spring Public Library. The program is called "Discover New Trails at Your Public Library." Librarian Carole Howell said "Children's Time" will be every Saturday from 10 to 11 a.m. for children ages 5 to 10. Howell said this will include story time, a video and craft time...
Alton student to attend Washington program (06/17/04)
ALTON -- Alton High School student Summer Dawn Herring will attend the Presidential Classroom Scholars Program July 3-10 in Washington, D.C. Presidential Classroom provides the best and brightest high school juniors and seniors access to the leaders who shape America's public policy...
High number of MS votes not enough for Traw, Smith (06/17/04)
Mammoth Spring voters turned out in force to elect two of their own to countywide offices in the June 8 Fulton County Democratic primary. Despite the fact the Mammoth Spring precinct recorded the most votes (548) in the runoff election, both candidates from Mammoth Spring lost...
Johnson retires (06/17/04)
THAYER -- After 16 years serving as the manager for Carter Funeral Home in Thayer, Barbara Johnson has retired. "I express my appreciation to each and every one who bestowed their trust and confidence in me in handling the final arrangements for their loved ones while I was employed at Carter Funeral Home Inc.," Johnson said. ...
Area students study at Fulton County Hospital (06/17/04)
Information released by the U.S. Health and Human Services shows there will be severe shortages in medical personnel over the next 20 years. A program at the Fulton County Hospital is hoping to alleviate the problem in Izard and Fulton counties. "The MASH program gives high school students a feel for the different medical professions and hopefully some of those students will choose to go into the medical field," said Fulton County Hospital Administrator Frank Wise...
Melbourne teacher charged with sexual abuse (06/17/04)
For the second time in less than a year, Izard County residents have been rocked by allegations that a prominent member of the community has been sexually abusing children. "I was most definitely surprised," said Melbourne School District Superintendent Gerald Cooper after felony sex abuse charges were filed June 11 against Melbourne High School assistant principal and agriculture teacher Steven Mitchell...
Rivera, Wood named to Fulton Natural Resource Committee (06/17/04)
The Fulton County Quorum Court appointed Mary Rivera and Bob Wood as spokespersons June 14 for the Natural Resource Committee. Fulton County Judge Curren Everett said Rivera and Wood have been involved with different environmental organizations around the state and it is legally required that they be recognized as official spokespersons of the Natural Resource Committee...
Summer reading program set at MS (06/17/04)
MAMMOTH SPRING -- A summer reading program started June 12 at the Mammoth Spring Public Library. The program is called "Discover New Trails at Your Public Library." Librarian Carole Howell said "Children's Time" will be every Saturday from 10 to 11 a.m. for children ages 5 to 10. Howell said this will include story time, a video and craft time...
Democrats for Democrats to meet at Thayer (06/17/04)
THAYER -- The June meeting for the Democrats for Democrats will focus on education. Ellen Kaufman will give a report on this topic. There will also be two speakers this month. They are R.A. Pendergrass, who is running for state senator for the 33rd District and Gene Oakley who is seeking the state representative seat for the 153rd District...
Couch School Board accepts coach Chester's resignation (06/17/04)
COUCH -- Members of the Couch School Board heard a report on A+ progress at their most recent meeting. They also voted to accept the resignation of girls basketball coach Kristina Chester who will be taking a position at a school in Arkansas. Superintendent Rolla Fraley discused the 2003-04 budget and projections for the 2004-05 budget...
MS Park holds river cleanup (06/17/04)
SPRING RIVER -- On May 26 Mammoth Spring State Park held its annual Spring River Clean Up with a record number of 60 participants. State park staff, along with Arkansas Game and Fish Commission staff, 22 military recruits from Mountain Home, Ark., and local volunteers, retrieved 32 large bags of trash from the bottom and banks of the Spring River. Some of the odd items they collected were miscellaneous car parts, railroad debris and a car door...
Alton student to attend Washington program (06/17/04)
ALTON -- Alton High School student Summer Dawn Herring will attend the Presidential Classroom Scholars Program July 3-10 in Washington, D.C. Presidential Classroom provides the best and brightest high school juniors and seniors access to the leaders who shape America's public policy...
High number of MS votes not enough for Traw, Smith (06/17/04)
Mammoth Spring voters turned out in force to elect two of their own to countywide offices in the June 8 Fulton County Democratic primary. Despite the fact the Mammoth Spring precinct recorded the most votes (548) in the runoff election, both candidates from Mammoth Spring lost...
CHARGES FILED (06/17/04)
THAYER -- A former Thayer woman, Deanna Seymour, was arrested June 7 by officers with the Oregon County Sheriff's Department on charges of felony child abuse. Seymour, 42, now lives in Warrenton, Mo. Records from the Oregon County Court house show that on Jan. 21 Seymour allegedly inflicted cruel and inhuman punishment on a child, her daughter, less than 17 years of age, by striking her several times in the face with her hand...
Man shot during fight with brother (06/17/04)
A Smithville man was injured from shrapnel after his brother fired a shotgun in a home near Smithville June 10. Dwight Adam Simmons, 25, was taken to White River Medical Center for treatment of a small C-shaped puncture wound on his abdomen. He was treated and released...
Melbourne teacher charged with sexual abuse (06/17/04)
For the second time in less than a year, Izard County residents have been rocked by allegations that a prominent member of the community has been sexually abusing children. "I was most definitely surprised," said Melbourne School District Superintendent Gerald Cooper after felony sex abuse charges were filed June 11 against Melbourne High School assistant principal and agriculture teacher Steven Mitchell...
Area students study at Fulton County Hospital (06/17/04)
Information released by the U.S. Health and Human Services shows there will be severe shortages in medical personnel over the next 20 years. A program at the Fulton County Hospital is hoping to alleviate the problem in Izard and Fulton counties. "The MASH program gives high school students a feel for the different medical professions and hopefully some of those students will choose to go into the medical field," said Fulton County Hospital Administrator Frank Wise...
Johnson retires (06/17/04)
THAYER -- After 16 years serving as the manager for Carter Funeral Home in Thayer, Barbara Johnson has retired. "I express my appreciation to each and every one who bestowed their trust and confidence in me in handling the final arrangements for their loved ones while I was employed at Carter Funeral Home Inc.," Johnson said. ...
Mission of Hope to hold educational classes (06/17/04)
Mission of Hope, located at 3968 Highway 62/412 in Hardy, will hold several educational classes throughout the summer. The first class will be June 17 at 1 p.m.; it's called "Know Your Presidents" from George Washington to George Bush taught by Irene Robinson using the Jerry Lucas picture method and sound-alike words. ...
Sutherland, Foster unite in marriage (06/17/04)
Paul Foster and Danielle Sutherland have announced their marriage May 5, 2004. The couple was married in a private ceremony at The Mansion on Elfindale in Springfield, Mo. The bride's cousin, Russell Foreman, and his wife, Debbie, were in attendance for the ceremony...
Mission of Hope to hold educational classes (06/17/04)
Mission of Hope, located at 3968 Highway 62/412 in Hardy, will hold several educational classes throughout the summer. The first class will be June 17 at 1 p.m.; it's called "Know Your Presidents" from George Washington to George Bush taught by Irene Robinson using the Jerry Lucas picture method and sound-alike words. ...
Sutherland, Foster unite in marriage (06/17/04)
Paul Foster and Danielle Sutherland have announced their marriage May 5, 2004. The couple was married in a private ceremony at The Mansion on Elfindale in Springfield, Mo. The bride's cousin, Russell Foreman, and his wife, Debbie, were in attendance for the ceremony...
Bi-state poachers hit with heavy fines (06/17/04)
Shooting deer illegally in Iowa and bringing them to the Show Me State to be checked as legal kills may have seemed like a slick idea to three Missouri men, but the scheme cost them more than $20,000. Officials with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources learned of the three's activities in February through an anonymous tip on their Turn In Poachers hotline. ...
Cadets complete intensive AGFC training (06/17/04)
Thirteen cadets have completed 901 hours of intensive training to become wildlife officers with the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission. Included in this new crop of cadets is Richard Hawkins of Imboden, who will be assigned to Lawrence County; Douglas Small of Norfork, assigned to Baxter County and William Warner of Fort Smith who will be stationed in Izard County...
Jones tops state archery challenge (06/17/04)
The Arkansas State Youth Hunter Education Challenge was held June 4-5 at the 4-H Center in Little Rock, with 280 4-H'ers from ages 9 to 19 competing for various awards. Competitions in four different areas were held: shotgun, rifle, muzzleloader, and archery...
Conservation Commission sets migratory bird hunting seasons (06/17/04)
Missouri hunters will have the same number of days to hunt doves and most other early-migrating birds this year. As last year, however, the length of teal season -- or whether there will be an early teal season at all -- won't be known until the Missouri Department of Conservation gets results of population surveys now under way...
Conservation Commission sets migratory bird hunting seasons (06/17/04)
Missouri hunters will have the same number of days to hunt doves and most other early-migrating birds this year. As last year, however, the length of teal season -- or whether there will be an early teal season at all -- won't be known until the Missouri Department of Conservation gets results of population surveys now under way...
Cadets complete intensive AGFC training (06/17/04)
Thirteen cadets have completed 901 hours of intensive training to become wildlife officers with the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission. Included in this new crop of cadets is Richard Hawkins of Imboden, who will be assigned to Lawrence County; Douglas Small of Norfork, assigned to Baxter County and William Warner of Fort Smith who will be stationed in Izard County...
Jones tops state archery challenge (06/17/04)
The Arkansas State Youth Hunter Education Challenge was held June 4-5 at the 4-H Center in Little Rock, with 280 4-H'ers from ages 9 to 19 competing for various awards. Competitions in four different areas were held: shotgun, rifle, muzzleloader, and archery...
Bi-state poachers hit with heavy fines (06/17/04)
Shooting deer illegally in Iowa and bringing them to the Show Me State to be checked as legal kills may have seemed like a slick idea to three Missouri men, but the scheme cost them more than $20,000. Officials with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources learned of the three's activities in February through an anonymous tip on their Turn In Poachers hotline. ...
Donna Kay Guevara (06/17/04)
Donna Kay Guevara, 44, of Viola, daughter of Velma Jean Davis Box and the late Ernest Box Jr., was born July 28, 1959, in John Day, Oregon. She died June 9, 2004, at Fulton County Hospital in Salem, Ark. She married Joe Meece in 1979, at Baytown, Texas. She later married Victor Guevara in 1986, at Liberty, Texas...
Billy Joe Tyson (06/17/04)
Billy Joe Tyson, 73, of Powhatan, Ak., died June 10, 2004, at Regional Medical Center of NEA in Jonesboro. He was a construction worker for Cameron Construction Company in Jonesboro. Born in Hoxie he moved to the Powhatan area 43 years ago. He was a U.S. Army veteran serving in Korea...
Carroll Eugene Sullivan (06/17/04)
Carroll Eugene Sullivan, 59, of Batesville, died June 5, 2004, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. He was born Nov. 22, 1944, at Calico Rock, Ark., to Herbert and Ruth Street Sullivan. He was a carpenter, electrician and plumber, a member of the Loyal Order of the Moose, Batesville Lodge and member of the Asbury United Methodist Church in Batesville...
Don Murray (06/17/04)
Don Murray, of Salem, son of Herbert Cecil Murray and Ima Inez Webb Murray was born Aug. 6, 1957, in Wenatchee, Wash. He died June 6, 2004, at Baxter Regional Medical Center in Mountain Home, Ark., at the age of 46 years and 10 months. He was married to Paula Bryant March 8, 1974, at Jot'em Down and to this union one daughter was born. He was a glazier and a member of the Salem First Baptist Church...
Leslie M. Hickey (06/17/04)
Leslie M. Hickey, 52, of Cherokee Village Ark. died June 6, 2004. He was born July 11, 1951, in Jonesboro, Ark., the son of Merline White Hickey and Robert L. Hickey. He was an electrical engineer. Survivors include his wife, Shelia Fletcher Hickey of Cherokee Village; his step-mother, Bobbie Hickey; six brothers -- David Hickey of Cherokee Village, Robert D. ...
Charles McClain Jr. (06/17/04)
Charles Glenwood McClain Jr., 61, of Ash Flat, died June 8, 2004, at his residence. Born on July 18, 1942, in Long Beach, Calif., he was the son of Charles Glenwood McClain Sr. and Helen Parker McClain. He married Alice Hopper April 21, 1962, in Las Vegas, Nev...
Miles Junior Adams (06/17/04)
Miles Junior Adams, 76 of Cherokee Village, Ark., died June 13, 2004 at White River Medical Center in Batesville, Ark. Born April 30, 1928, in Sandwich, Ill. He was a veteran. He retired from All Steel Company in Aurora, Ill, after working for many years as a machinist...
Margaret Jane Brunelle (06/17/04)
Margaret Jane Brunelle, 82, of Horseshoe Bend, died June 13, 2004, at the Calico Rock Community Center. She was born in Marquette, Mich., the daughter of the late Charles Edward and Olive Jane Parker La Point. She worked as a supervisor in the manufacturing industry in Racine, Wis., before moving to Horseshoe Bend in 1995. She was of the Catholic faith...
Kenneth Marshall West (06/17/04)
Kenneth Marshall West, son of Marshall and Gayle Varner West, was born Jan. 23, 1959, at Glendale, Calif. He died March 8, 2004, at the age of 45 years. He was a veteran, having served with the U.S. Navy. He attended the Spartan School of Aeronautics. On July 26, 1996 he was married at Eureka Springs, Ark. to Carolyn Strauser...
Judy Carol Holloway (06/17/04)
Judy Carol Holloway 57, of Ash Flat, Ark., died June 9, 2004, at her home. She was born July 15, 1946, in Manila Ark., the daughter of the late Berniece Mae Humble Miller and Russell Miller. She was a homemaker. Survivors include her husband, Charles Marshall Holloway of Ash Flat; two sons -- Charles Holloway Jr. ...
Lena Oma Kuhn (06/17/04)
Lena Freida Oma Kuhn, 97, of Highland, Ark., formerly of Warren, Mich., died June 5, 2004, at her daughter's home in Highland, Ark. She was born Oct. 30, 1906, in Asperg, Germany, the daughter of Otto and Marie Neff Deutschle. She was a homemaker and formerly attended St. Peter German Lutheran Church in Warren, Mich...
Loyd "Leslie" Walker (06/17/04)
Loyd "Leslie" Walker, 90, of Tulsa, Okla., formerly of Cave City, Ark., died June 9, 2004 at the Hillcrest Specialty Hospital in Tulsa. Born Feb. 21, 1914 at Jesup, Ark., he was the son of Fredrick and Luvenia Simpson Walker. He was a farmer, school bus driver, a U.S. Army Air Force veteran of World War II, serving four years in the Pacific Theater, a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and a member and elder of the Milligan Campground Presby-terian Church...
Bradford Belander (06/17/04)
Bradford Walter Belander, of Viola, Ark., son of the late Walter Eric Belander and Tressie Rosella Myers Belander, was born Dec. 1, 1917, in Channhon, Ill. He died May 26, 2004, at his home in Viola at the age of 86 years. He married Helen Louise Ciccotelli on Dec. 27, 1949, in Charleston, Ill...
Tina Lee Hirsch (06/17/04)
Tina Lee Hirsch, 82, of Cherokee Village, Ark., died June 9, 2004, at Medical Trauma Center in Memphis, Tenn. Born, Feb. 15, 1922, she was the daughter of Lottie Sauls Neely and Bill Neely. She was a homemaker. Survivors include her husband, Harold Hirsch of Cherokee Village; two stepsons -- Robert Hirsch of Wentzville, Mo., and Jimmie Hirsch of Harrison, Ark.; three sisters -- Nina Duncan of Cherokee Village, Ark., Opel Forester of Westland, Mich., and Billy Martin of Sherwood, Ark.; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.. ...
Billy Joe Tyson (06/17/04)
Billy Joe Tyson, 73, of Powhatan, Ak., died June 10, 2004, at Regional Medical Center of NEA in Jonesboro. He was a construction worker for Cameron Construction Company in Jonesboro. Born in Hoxie he moved to the Powhatan area 43 years ago. He was a U.S. Army veteran serving in Korea...
Donna Kay Guevara (06/17/04)
Donna Kay Guevara, 44, of Viola, daughter of Velma Jean Davis Box and the late Ernest Box Jr., was born July 28, 1959, in John Day, Oregon. She died June 9, 2004, at Fulton County Hospital in Salem, Ark. She married Joe Meece in 1979, at Baytown, Texas. She later married Victor Guevara in 1986, at Liberty, Texas...
Carroll Eugene Sullivan (06/17/04)
Carroll Eugene Sullivan, 59, of Batesville, died June 5, 2004, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. He was born Nov. 22, 1944, at Calico Rock, Ark., to Herbert and Ruth Street Sullivan. He was a carpenter, electrician and plumber, a member of the Loyal Order of the Moose, Batesville Lodge and member of the Asbury United Methodist Church in Batesville...
Don Murray (06/17/04)
Don Murray, of Salem, son of Herbert Cecil Murray and Ima Inez Webb Murray was born Aug. 6, 1957, in Wenatchee, Wash. He died June 6, 2004, at Baxter Regional Medical Center in Mountain Home, Ark., at the age of 46 years and 10 months. He was married to Paula Bryant March 8, 1974, at Jot'em Down and to this union one daughter was born. He was a glazier and a member of the Salem First Baptist Church...
Leslie M. Hickey (06/17/04)
Leslie M. Hickey, 52, of Cherokee Village Ark. died June 6, 2004. He was born July 11, 1951, in Jonesboro, Ark., the son of Merline White Hickey and Robert L. Hickey. He was an electrical engineer. Survivors include his wife, Shelia Fletcher Hickey of Cherokee Village; his step-mother, Bobbie Hickey; six brothers -- David Hickey of Cherokee Village, Robert D. ...
Charles McClain Jr. (06/17/04)
Charles Glenwood McClain Jr., 61, of Ash Flat, died June 8, 2004, at his residence. Born on July 18, 1942, in Long Beach, Calif., he was the son of Charles Glenwood McClain Sr. and Helen Parker McClain. He married Alice Hopper April 21, 1962, in Las Vegas, Nev...
Margaret Jane Brunelle (06/17/04)
Margaret Jane Brunelle, 82, of Horseshoe Bend, died June 13, 2004, at the Calico Rock Community Center. She was born in Marquette, Mich., the daughter of the late Charles Edward and Olive Jane Parker La Point. She worked as a supervisor in the manufacturing industry in Racine, Wis., before moving to Horseshoe Bend in 1995. She was of the Catholic faith...
Miles Junior Adams (06/17/04)
Miles Junior Adams, 76 of Cherokee Village, Ark., died June 13, 2004 at White River Medical Center in Batesville, Ark. Born April 30, 1928, in Sandwich, Ill. He was a veteran. He retired from All Steel Company in Aurora, Ill, after working for many years as a machinist...
Judy Carol Holloway (06/17/04)
Judy Carol Holloway 57, of Ash Flat, Ark., died June 9, 2004, at her home. She was born July 15, 1946, in Manila Ark., the daughter of the late Berniece Mae Humble Miller and Russell Miller. She was a homemaker. Survivors include her husband, Charles Marshall Holloway of Ash Flat; two sons -- Charles Holloway Jr. ...
Bradford Belander (06/17/04)
Bradford Walter Belander, of Viola, Ark., son of the late Walter Eric Belander and Tressie Rosella Myers Belander, was born Dec. 1, 1917, in Channhon, Ill. He died May 26, 2004, at his home in Viola at the age of 86 years. He married Helen Louise Ciccotelli on Dec. 27, 1949, in Charleston, Ill...
Lena Oma Kuhn (06/17/04)
Lena Freida Oma Kuhn, 97, of Highland, Ark., formerly of Warren, Mich., died June 5, 2004, at her daughter's home in Highland, Ark. She was born Oct. 30, 1906, in Asperg, Germany, the daughter of Otto and Marie Neff Deutschle. She was a homemaker and formerly attended St. Peter German Lutheran Church in Warren, Mich...
Kenneth Marshall West (06/17/04)
Kenneth Marshall West, son of Marshall and Gayle Varner West, was born Jan. 23, 1959, at Glendale, Calif. He died March 8, 2004, at the age of 45 years. He was a veteran, having served with the U.S. Navy. He attended the Spartan School of Aeronautics. On July 26, 1996 he was married at Eureka Springs, Ark. to Carolyn Strauser...
Loyd "Leslie" Walker (06/17/04)
Loyd "Leslie" Walker, 90, of Tulsa, Okla., formerly of Cave City, Ark., died June 9, 2004 at the Hillcrest Specialty Hospital in Tulsa. Born Feb. 21, 1914 at Jesup, Ark., he was the son of Fredrick and Luvenia Simpson Walker. He was a farmer, school bus driver, a U.S. Army Air Force veteran of World War II, serving four years in the Pacific Theater, a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and a member and elder of the Milligan Campground Presby-terian Church...
Tina Lee Hirsch (06/17/04)
Tina Lee Hirsch, 82, of Cherokee Village, Ark., died June 9, 2004, at Medical Trauma Center in Memphis, Tenn. Born, Feb. 15, 1922, she was the daughter of Lottie Sauls Neely and Bill Neely. She was a homemaker. Survivors include her husband, Harold Hirsch of Cherokee Village; two stepsons -- Robert Hirsch of Wentzville, Mo., and Jimmie Hirsch of Harrison, Ark.; three sisters -- Nina Duncan of Cherokee Village, Ark., Opel Forester of Westland, Mich., and Billy Martin of Sherwood, Ark.; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.. ...
Avery Lauren Counts, Owen Thomas Counts (06/17/04)
Brian and Lisa Counts of Maumelle have announced the birth of their twins, a son and a daughter, born May 24, 2004, at St. Vincent's Doctors Hospital in Little Rock. Owen Thomas weighed 7 pounds, 6 ounces, and Avery Lauren weighed 6 pounds, 7 ounces...
Avery Lauren Counts, Owen Thomas Counts (06/17/04)
Brian and Lisa Counts of Maumelle have announced the birth of their twins, a son and a daughter, born May 24, 2004, at St. Vincent's Doctors Hospital in Little Rock. Owen Thomas weighed 7 pounds, 6 ounces, and Avery Lauren weighed 6 pounds, 7 ounces...
Willett, Kenslow reception slated (06/17/04)
Mike and Kristi Willett Kenslow, the children of Charles and Karen Willett of Salem, and Charles and Shirley Kenslow of West Plains, will hold a reception at 2 p.m. June 19 at Figuro's/Ramada Inn in West Plains. All family and friends are invited to attend...
Nagle, Welte exchange vows (06/17/04)
Dianna L. Nagle and Dennis A. Welte Sr. were united in marriage May 29 at an outdoor ceremony in Hardy. Judge Harold Crawford officiated. The bride is the daughter of Mrs. James Horner of Mesa, Ariz., and the late Harold Carlson. The groom is the owner of Welte's Home Improvements in Ash Flat. He is the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Robert Welte...
Stillwell, Winterfeld reception set (06/17/04)
Heather Stillwell of Buffalo, Mo., and Donavan Winterfeld of Alton were married on Jan. 16, 2004, in Springfield. The bride graduated from Buffalo High School in 2002. The groom graduated from Alton High school in 1999. The groom's parents, John and Carolyn Nuwer of Alton, will hold a wedding reception at Alton Senior Citizens Center June 27 at 1 p.m...
Willett, Kenslow reception slated (06/17/04)
Mike and Kristi Willett Kenslow, the children of Charles and Karen Willett of Salem, and Charles and Shirley Kenslow of West Plains, will hold a reception at 2 p.m. June 19 at Figuro's/Ramada Inn in West Plains. All family and friends are invited to attend...
Stillwell, Winterfeld reception set (06/17/04)
Heather Stillwell of Buffalo, Mo., and Donavan Winterfeld of Alton were married on Jan. 16, 2004, in Springfield. The bride graduated from Buffalo High School in 2002. The groom graduated from Alton High school in 1999. The groom's parents, John and Carolyn Nuwer of Alton, will hold a wedding reception at Alton Senior Citizens Center June 27 at 1 p.m...
Nagle, Welte exchange vows (06/17/04)
Dianna L. Nagle and Dennis A. Welte Sr. were united in marriage May 29 at an outdoor ceremony in Hardy. Judge Harold Crawford officiated. The bride is the daughter of Mrs. James Horner of Mesa, Ariz., and the late Harold Carlson. The groom is the owner of Welte's Home Improvements in Ash Flat. He is the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Robert Welte...
Moore, Fountain slate nuptials (06/17/04)
Danny and Debbie Moore of Viola and Rick and Sherry Fountain of Calico Rock have announced the engagement and upcoming marriage of their children, Leah Danielle Moore and Bryan Richard Fountain. Both are 2004 graduates of Calico Rock High School. The couple plans to live in Jonesboro and attend Arkansas State University...
Owens, Bowling to wed (06/17/04)
Tim and Marsha Owens of Cherokee Village and the late Dianna Owens, and Rod and Joan Bowling of Green Bay, Wis., have announced the upcoming marriage of their children, Lindsey Owens and Mitch Bowling. The bride-elect, a 2000 graduate of Highland High School, is the granddaughter of Raymond and Royce Owens of Violet Hill, and the late Cody Dillinger and Imogene Dillinger. She is the stepgranddaughter of the late T.J. Wallace and Mae Wallace of Fifty-Six, Ark...
Brooks, Melton to wed (06/17/04)
Doug and Jan Melton and Bobby and Pam Brooks, all of Couch, have announced the upcoming marriage of their children, Nichole Ruth and Chad Hammond. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Kennith and Laverne Melton and the late Truman and Jean Olbricht...
Moore, Fountain slate nuptials (06/17/04)
Danny and Debbie Moore of Viola and Rick and Sherry Fountain of Calico Rock have announced the engagement and upcoming marriage of their children, Leah Danielle Moore and Bryan Richard Fountain. Both are 2004 graduates of Calico Rock High School. The couple plans to live in Jonesboro and attend Arkansas State University...
Brooks, Melton to wed (06/17/04)
Doug and Jan Melton and Bobby and Pam Brooks, all of Couch, have announced the upcoming marriage of their children, Nichole Ruth and Chad Hammond. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Kennith and Laverne Melton and the late Truman and Jean Olbricht...
Owens, Bowling to wed (06/17/04)
Tim and Marsha Owens of Cherokee Village and the late Dianna Owens, and Rod and Joan Bowling of Green Bay, Wis., have announced the upcoming marriage of their children, Lindsey Owens and Mitch Bowling. The bride-elect, a 2000 graduate of Highland High School, is the granddaughter of Raymond and Royce Owens of Violet Hill, and the late Cody Dillinger and Imogene Dillinger. She is the stepgranddaughter of the late T.J. Wallace and Mae Wallace of Fifty-Six, Ark...
Cochrans to mark 50th anniversary (06/17/04)
The children of Charles and Georgia Cochran will hold a 50th wedding anniversary celebration for their parents June 27 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Salem Senior Citizens Center in Salem. All friends and family are invited to attend. The couple married June 28, 1954, at Salem Church of Christ...
McMahons celebrate 25th anniversary (06/17/04)
Mr. and Mrs. John McMahon of Hardy celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary June 1. John Ray McMahon and the former Sandra Kay Miller were married June 1, 1979, at Jacksonville Duval in Florida. They have a son, Johnny McMahon, of Conway and a daughter, Cassie McMahon, of Hardy...
Cases to celebrate 50th anniversary (06/17/04)
Mr. and Mrs. Albert "Sam" Case of Mammoth Spring will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a reception between 3 and 6 p.m. June 26 at the Christian Activity Center on Chestnut Street in Thayer. The reception will be hosted by their children and grandchildren...
Boroffs to mark 60th anniversary (06/17/04)
Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Boroff will observe their 60th wedding anniversary on June 22. Ralph and Barbara "Betty" Boroff moved to Cherokee Village in 1978 from Ohio and lived in their log home until moving to Fountain Place in April 2004. They have five children -- Jeanne and Jerry, both of Ohio, Sharon of California, Barbara of Fort Smith and Janell of Florida. They have 11 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren...
McMahons celebrate 25th anniversary (06/17/04)
Mr. and Mrs. John McMahon of Hardy celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary June 1. John Ray McMahon and the former Sandra Kay Miller were married June 1, 1979, at Jacksonville Duval in Florida. They have a son, Johnny McMahon, of Conway and a daughter, Cassie McMahon, of Hardy...
Cochrans to mark 50th anniversary (06/17/04)
The children of Charles and Georgia Cochran will hold a 50th wedding anniversary celebration for their parents June 27 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Salem Senior Citizens Center in Salem. All friends and family are invited to attend. The couple married June 28, 1954, at Salem Church of Christ...
Cases to celebrate 50th anniversary (06/17/04)
Mr. and Mrs. Albert "Sam" Case of Mammoth Spring will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a reception between 3 and 6 p.m. June 26 at the Christian Activity Center on Chestnut Street in Thayer. The reception will be hosted by their children and grandchildren...
Boroffs to mark 60th anniversary (06/17/04)
Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Boroff will observe their 60th wedding anniversary on June 22. Ralph and Barbara "Betty" Boroff moved to Cherokee Village in 1978 from Ohio and lived in their log home until moving to Fountain Place in April 2004. They have five children -- Jeanne and Jerry, both of Ohio, Sharon of California, Barbara of Fort Smith and Janell of Florida. They have 11 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren...
Capitol Report (06/17/04)
It is now official -- Missouri's marriage amendment will go before a vote of the people in the Aug. 3 primary. This will be a simple majority vote to amend the Missouri Constitution to recognize marriage as between a man and a woman. Hopefully, this will effectively close the door on same-sex marriage in Missouri...
Walking With Jackie the Ripper (06/17/04)
It's amazing how much it costs to keep a dog. I'll bet I've spent more money on Jackie in her short life than was spent on me in my childhood in an equal amount of time. She's always into something requiring a trip to the vet. For instance, the other day we were visiting a neighbor and I heard a crunch, crunch, crunch similar to what she makes when eating hard candy. (Once in a while I succumb to her little whining entries and share a peppermint with her, but don't tell the vet.)...
Boldly Going Nowhere (06/17/04)
When you're born to ramble, you roam from place to place, seeking the perfect spot to squat. But perfection is only an illusion -- either everything is perfect or nothing is perfect, there is no in-between. Heaven on earth is an attitude, not a location. Listed alphabetically by state are places I have lived; no two places are alike...
Capitol Report (06/17/04)
It is now official -- Missouri's marriage amendment will go before a vote of the people in the Aug. 3 primary. This will be a simple majority vote to amend the Missouri Constitution to recognize marriage as between a man and a woman. Hopefully, this will effectively close the door on same-sex marriage in Missouri...
Walking With Jackie the Ripper (06/17/04)
It's amazing how much it costs to keep a dog. I'll bet I've spent more money on Jackie in her short life than was spent on me in my childhood in an equal amount of time. She's always into something requiring a trip to the vet. For instance, the other day we were visiting a neighbor and I heard a crunch, crunch, crunch similar to what she makes when eating hard candy. (Once in a while I succumb to her little whining entries and share a peppermint with her, but don't tell the vet.)...
Boldly Going Nowhere (06/17/04)
When you're born to ramble, you roam from place to place, seeking the perfect spot to squat. But perfection is only an illusion -- either everything is perfect or nothing is perfect, there is no in-between. Heaven on earth is an attitude, not a location. Listed alphabetically by state are places I have lived; no two places are alike...