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Stories from Thursday, September 9, 2004

'Mad Dog' Messmer brings message of crime to Bobcats (09/09/04)
THAYER -- Thayer High School Chapter of Students Against Drunk Drivers in conjunction with the 21st Center Community Learning Center welcomed Dale "Mad Dog" Messmer for a program at the high school Aug. 31. Messmer, a former Marine, bounty hunter, mercenary and convict travels the country speaking to groups and students telling his story and trying to make a difference in the lives of young people...
Candidates face off in MS (09/09/04)
Candidates for county, state and national office expressed their intentions and desires Sept. 4 in a debate at Mammoth Spring during Solemn Old Judge Days. District 82 seat Three candidates for Arkansas House of Representatives District 82 -- Curren Everett (D), Diane Turner (R) and Linn Garner (I) -- gave reasons why they should be elected...
2 die in sub-station explosion (09/09/04)
An explosion at 2:30 p.m. Aug. 31 at a North Arkansas Electric Cooperative sub-station in Mountain Home has claimed the lives of two area men and left two other men in critical condition. Desi Jones, 41, and Ivey Hodge, 59, both of Mountain Home, died as a result of severe burns and other injuries sustained in the blast which occurred while they were removing a regulator in the Baxter sub-station on Highway 201 North...
Miles for Meals walk set (09/09/04)
THAYER -- The Fun and Friends Senior Citizen Center will hold its annual walkathon Sept. 11. The walk this year has been moved from the First Baptist Church Christian Activity Center to the Thayer High School Gymnasium. All proceeds will go to the meal program at the Fun and Friends Senior Citizen Center...
Fulton to crack down on bingo (09/09/04)
Fulton County residents who participate in organized bingo games are going to have to find another county to play bingo in, according to Fulton County Sheriff Lloyd Martz. "Organizations and individuals who are known to operate bingo games within Fulton County have been notified by the sheriff's office that those activities are illegal," Martz said...
The Wild West rides again at Drury University (09/09/04)
A dusty cattle trail, panning for gold, cowboy hats, boots and denim -- these are but a few of the things that invoke images of the American West. The students attending Drury University's Cabool campus summer session and who are enrolled in instructor Kay Lawson's special topic English course, American West in Literature, find themselves gaining a deeper understanding and appreciation of this distinctively American style of writing and artistic expression. ...
Memory Walk planned at WP (09/09/04)
WEST PLAINS -- Sue Forschler of Shady Oaks in Thayer and Tammie Williams from Shepherd's View in Alton have been selected as the Oregon County representatives for this year's Memory Walk The walk is planned for People Park in West Plains Oct. 2. According to Forschler, this walk will benefit the Alzheimer's Association, Southwest Missouri Chapter. ...
OC farm service area one election set (09/09/04)
OREGON COUNTY -- Ballots for the upcoming Oregon County Farm Service Agency Committee Election will be mailed out starting Nov. 8. Voters in the county will have until Dec. 6 to return their ballots to the local Farm Service agency office. Oregon Count is divided into three local administrative areas. ...
Sharp airport expanding runway (09/09/04)
With $1.1 million in grants from the Federal Aviation Administration and the Arkansas Department of Aeronautics, the Sharp County Regional Airport is being upgraded and expanded. "Basically the only thing we could get in here was single engine small aircraft," said Ray Maynard, Cherokee Village mayor and chairman of the airport commission. "The big problem was the 50-foot width of the existing runway."...
Great Arkansas Cleanup kicks off this weekend (09/09/04)
Volunteers are needed in communities across the state for the annual Great Arkansas Cleanup litter pickup campaign which will kick off statewide on Sept. 11. The Great Arkansas Cleanup is presented by the Keep Arkansas Beautiful Commission each fall...
Alton Chamber seeking new members (09/09/04)
ALTON -- Alton Chamber of Commerce President Ron Campbell said as the chamber finishes its chamber year the organization can look back at the Alton community with pride and see the evidence of pride the citizens have in their heritage. "It is the time of year when we encourage area business to join the Alton Chamber of Commerce in an effort to encourage cooperative community," Campbell said chamber dues are due. "They are $25 for a merchant and $15 for a non-business," he said...
Standoff ends at Tally Ho Motel (09/09/04)
THAYER -- Gary Schroeder spent a week in Thayer recently, but it was not enjoying the sights of Oregon County. Schroeder took matters into his own hands early afternoon Sept. 2 when he took a chainsaw and cut his pickup truck and camper free from the awning of the Tally Ho Motel. "I'm a fair guy. I feel like I had run out of options. I felt like everyone was passing the buck," he said...
The Wild West rides again at Drury University (09/09/04)
A dusty cattle trail, panning for gold, cowboy hats, boots and denim -- these are but a few of the things that invoke images of the American West. The students attending Drury University's Cabool campus summer session and who are enrolled in instructor Kay Lawson's special topic English course, American West in Literature, find themselves gaining a deeper understanding and appreciation of this distinctively American style of writing and artistic expression. ...
Alton Chamber seeking new members (09/09/04)
ALTON -- Alton Chamber of Commerce President Ron Campbell said as the chamber finishes its chamber year the organization can look back at the Alton community with pride and see the evidence of pride the citizens have in their heritage. "It is the time of year when we encourage area business to join the Alton Chamber of Commerce in an effort to encourage cooperative community," Campbell said chamber dues are due. "They are $25 for a merchant and $15 for a non-business," he said...
Great Arkansas Cleanup kicks off this weekend (09/09/04)
Volunteers are needed in communities across the state for the annual Great Arkansas Cleanup litter pickup campaign which will kick off statewide on Sept. 11. The Great Arkansas Cleanup is presented by the Keep Arkansas Beautiful Commission each fall...
Fulton to crack down on bingo (09/09/04)
Fulton County residents who participate in organized bingo games are going to have to find another county to play bingo in, according to Fulton County Sheriff Lloyd Martz. "Organizations and individuals who are known to operate bingo games within Fulton County have been notified by the sheriff's office that those activities are illegal," Martz said...
Miles for Meals walk set (09/09/04)
THAYER -- The Fun and Friends Senior Citizen Center will hold its annual walkathon Sept. 11. The walk this year has been moved from the First Baptist Church Christian Activity Center to the Thayer High School Gymnasium. All proceeds will go to the meal program at the Fun and Friends Senior Citizen Center...
2 die in sub-station explosion (09/09/04)
An explosion at 2:30 p.m. Aug. 31 at a North Arkansas Electric Cooperative sub-station in Mountain Home has claimed the lives of two area men and left two other men in critical condition. Desi Jones, 41, and Ivey Hodge, 59, both of Mountain Home, died as a result of severe burns and other injuries sustained in the blast which occurred while they were removing a regulator in the Baxter sub-station on Highway 201 North...
'Mad Dog' Messmer brings message of crime to Bobcats (09/09/04)
THAYER -- Thayer High School Chapter of Students Against Drunk Drivers in conjunction with the 21st Center Community Learning Center welcomed Dale "Mad Dog" Messmer for a program at the high school Aug. 31. Messmer, a former Marine, bounty hunter, mercenary and convict travels the country speaking to groups and students telling his story and trying to make a difference in the lives of young people...
Candidates face off in MS (09/09/04)
Candidates for county, state and national office expressed their intentions and desires Sept. 4 in a debate at Mammoth Spring during Solemn Old Judge Days. District 82 seat Three candidates for Arkansas House of Representatives District 82 -- Curren Everett (D), Diane Turner (R) and Linn Garner (I) -- gave reasons why they should be elected...
OC farm service area one election set (09/09/04)
OREGON COUNTY -- Ballots for the upcoming Oregon County Farm Service Agency Committee Election will be mailed out starting Nov. 8. Voters in the county will have until Dec. 6 to return their ballots to the local Farm Service agency office. Oregon Count is divided into three local administrative areas. ...
Sharp airport expanding runway (09/09/04)
With $1.1 million in grants from the Federal Aviation Administration and the Arkansas Department of Aeronautics, the Sharp County Regional Airport is being upgraded and expanded. "Basically the only thing we could get in here was single engine small aircraft," said Ray Maynard, Cherokee Village mayor and chairman of the airport commission. "The big problem was the 50-foot width of the existing runway."...
Standoff ends at Tally Ho Motel (09/09/04)
THAYER -- Gary Schroeder spent a week in Thayer recently, but it was not enjoying the sights of Oregon County. Schroeder took matters into his own hands early afternoon Sept. 2 when he took a chainsaw and cut his pickup truck and camper free from the awning of the Tally Ho Motel. "I'm a fair guy. I feel like I had run out of options. I felt like everyone was passing the buck," he said...
Memory Walk planned at WP (09/09/04)
WEST PLAINS -- Sue Forschler of Shady Oaks in Thayer and Tammie Williams from Shepherd's View in Alton have been selected as the Oregon County representatives for this year's Memory Walk The walk is planned for People Park in West Plains Oct. 2. According to Forschler, this walk will benefit the Alzheimer's Association, Southwest Missouri Chapter. ...
Applications available for district fair queen contest (09/09/04)
The Miss North Central Arkansas District Fair Queen contest will be held Oct. 2. The contest will consist of four competitions: interview, swimsuit, casual and formal. Girls age 16-21 years of age may enter from Cleburne, Fulton, Izard, Sharp, Stone and Van Buren counties. Contestants must be single and have never been married or have children...
Crisp, Ward exchange vows (09/09/04)
Earline Ward of Cherokee Village and Bob Ward of Hot Springs Village have announced the marriage of their son, Rick Ward, of Rossville, Tenn., to Bonnie Crisp of Moscow, Tenn., the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Junius Crisp of Moscow, Tenn. A host of family and friends attended the wedding Aug. 28 at the Community of Christ Church in Cherokee Village with the Rev. Johnny Williams officiating...
Arts fair slated at Fountain Place (09/09/04)
The community is invited to stroll the campus of Fountain Place to talk with artists and writers and to listen to musicians at the Arts Fair on the Hill. The celebration of the arts will be held at Fountain Place in Cherokee Village Sept. 11 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m...
Applications available for district fair queen contest (09/09/04)
The Miss North Central Arkansas District Fair Queen contest will be held Oct. 2. The contest will consist of four competitions: interview, swimsuit, casual and formal. Girls age 16-21 years of age may enter from Cleburne, Fulton, Izard, Sharp, Stone and Van Buren counties. Contestants must be single and have never been married or have children...
Crisp, Ward exchange vows (09/09/04)
Earline Ward of Cherokee Village and Bob Ward of Hot Springs Village have announced the marriage of their son, Rick Ward, of Rossville, Tenn., to Bonnie Crisp of Moscow, Tenn., the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Junius Crisp of Moscow, Tenn. A host of family and friends attended the wedding Aug. 28 at the Community of Christ Church in Cherokee Village with the Rev. Johnny Williams officiating...
Arts fair slated at Fountain Place (09/09/04)
The community is invited to stroll the campus of Fountain Place to talk with artists and writers and to listen to musicians at the Arts Fair on the Hill. The celebration of the arts will be held at Fountain Place in Cherokee Village Sept. 11 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m...
Hounded by late miscues (09/09/04)
In fishing lingo, it would be called the "one that got away." Up by a score of 20-14 to start the fourth quarter of their season-opener against the Thayer Bobcats Sept. 3, the Salem Greyhounds suffered a pair of costly mistakes on special teams late in the game, paving the way for a 33-20 Bobcat victory in a matchup that was closer than the final score indicated. With the 13-point win, Thayer extended its winning streak to three-in-a-row over the Hounds...
Bobcats best in border battle (09/09/04)
It took some patience and a little bit of re-shuffling on the defensive side of the ball in the second half, but the Thayer Bobcats came away from Salem with a 33-20 win over the Greyhounds Sept. 3 in the season opener for both teams. After watching the Greyhounds gash the middle of their defense with runs right up the gut in the first 24 minutes of play, Thayer switched to a six-man defensive front in the second half that, along with a pair of special teams' miscues on Salem's part late, paved the way to victory in a contest that was closer than the final score indicated. ...
Motorists shouldn't get caught in a rut (09/09/04)
In May, two motorcyclists died in collisions with deer in Nodaway and Audrain counties. In June, another motorcyclist died when he hit a deer in Jefferson County. Last October, a motorist lost his life when his car struck a deer on I-70 in Cooper County and he lost control of the vehicle...
Junior Hounds dropped by Marked Tree (09/09/04)
The Salem junior Greyhounds opened their 2004 football season with a long road trip to Marked Tree to scrap with the junior Indians. Thanks in part to Marked Tree's John Ed Turpin, the junior Hounds didn't much enjoy their trip to Poinsett County...
Hounded by late miscues (09/09/04)
In fishing lingo, it would be called the "one that got away." Up by a score of 20-14 to start the fourth quarter of their season-opener against the Thayer Bobcats Sept. 3, the Salem Greyhounds suffered a pair of costly mistakes on special teams late in the game, paving the way for a 33-20 Bobcat victory in a matchup that was closer than the final score indicated. With the 13-point win, Thayer extended its winning streak to three-in-a-row over the Hounds...
Junior Hounds dropped by Marked Tree (09/09/04)
The Salem junior Greyhounds opened their 2004 football season with a long road trip to Marked Tree to scrap with the junior Indians. Thanks in part to Marked Tree's John Ed Turpin, the junior Hounds didn't much enjoy their trip to Poinsett County...
Motorists shouldn't get caught in a rut (09/09/04)
In May, two motorcyclists died in collisions with deer in Nodaway and Audrain counties. In June, another motorcyclist died when he hit a deer in Jefferson County. Last October, a motorist lost his life when his car struck a deer on I-70 in Cooper County and he lost control of the vehicle...
Bobcats best in border battle (09/09/04)
It took some patience and a little bit of re-shuffling on the defensive side of the ball in the second half, but the Thayer Bobcats came away from Salem with a 33-20 win over the Greyhounds Sept. 3 in the season opener for both teams. After watching the Greyhounds gash the middle of their defense with runs right up the gut in the first 24 minutes of play, Thayer switched to a six-man defensive front in the second half that, along with a pair of special teams' miscues on Salem's part late, paved the way to victory in a contest that was closer than the final score indicated. ...
Tony Gengo (09/09/04)
Tony Gengo, 80, of Cave City, Ark., died Aug. 31, 2004, on Black River near Lynn. He was born Feb. 13, 1924, at Orange Texas, the son of Charles Gengo Sr. and Mabel Flanigan Gengo. He retired from DuPont in Orange, Texas, was a carpenter, a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, a 32nd Degree Mason and a member of the First United Methodist Church of Cave City...
Leslie Laymon (09/09/04)
Leslie Griggs Laymon, 77, daughter of the late Phillip Griggs and Ada Sanders Griggs, was born March 8, 1927, in Calico Rock, Ark. She died Aug. 30, 2004, in St. Louis, Mo. She married Orville L. Laymon in St. Louis, in 1944, and to this union one daughter was born...
Billy Burba (09/09/04)
Billy Burba, 72, of Cave City, died Aug. 31, 2004, at a Memphis hospital. He was born Aug. 6, 1932, at Batesville to Lola Gladys Burba. He was retired from Ideal Baking Company where he worked in building maintenance, a carpenter, worked at the Batesville Stockyards at Charlotte and was a member of the Antioch Church of Christ...
Miriam Coddington (09/09/04)
Miriam Beatrice Coddington, 88, of Horseshoe Bend, went to be with the Lord Aug. 31, 2004, in the Northeast Arkansas Life Care Center in Horseshoe Bend. She was born in Findlay, Ohio, the daughter of Lewis Merritt and Hazel Edith Oberholtzer Jackson. She work-ed as a secretary for Marathon Oil Company in Robinson, Ill., before retiring to Horseshoe Bend. She was a member of the Horseshoe Bend PEO Sisterhood and the Horseshoe Bend United Methodist Church...
Abe Millard Hammond (09/09/04)
Abe Millard Hammond, of Salem, Ark., son of the late William Simpson and Roxie Mae Workman Hammond, was born June 3, 1912, in Sturkie, Ark. He departed this life Aug. 29, 2004, at Salem, Ark., at the age of 92 years, 2 months and 26 days. Abe was united in marriage to Alma Elizabeth Walker on Feb. ...
Meda Pearl Stallard (09/09/04)
Meda Pearl Crase Stallard, 98, of Troy Mo., was born March 20, 1906, in the Garfield community, the daughter of Henry Clay Crase and Rebecca Taylor Crase. She died Aug. 29, 2004, at Lincoln County Nursing and Rehab in Troy, Mo. She was a homemaker and attended the Hawk Point Baptist Church. She will be missed by her family and friends...
Jerry Werner (09/09/04)
A young father with a 19-month old son, Jerry Lee Werner, 27, of Douglas, Ala., formerly of this area, was killed in a two-car head-on crash Aug. 21, 2004. The accident happened about 3 miles from his home. He was a 1995 graduate of Mammoth Spring High School...
Della Deckard (09/09/04)
Della Deckard 85, of Alton, Mo., was born Dec. 11, 1919, in Winona, Mo., and died Aug. 20, 2004, at the Shady Oaks Healthcare Center in Thayer, Mo. She married Tommy Deckard March 2, 1935, who survives her. Other survivors include a son, Troy Deckard of Alton, Mo., a daughter, Lola Gutzler of St. ...
Leona Nelson (09/09/04)
Leona Nelson, 74, died Aug. 31, 2004, at Southwest Medical Center in Liberal, Kan. She was born April 8, 1930, at Salem, Ark., the daughter of Edgar and Mattie Johnson Hall. She has been a resident of Liberal for the past 50 years. She managed the Petroleum Club for many years and had been a waitress and manager of the Country Club. She was a 1949 graduate of Salem High School...
Charles Drumheller (09/09/04)
Charles "Chuck" Earl Drumheller, 52, of Hardy, died Aug. 28, 2004, at the Elvis Presley Trauma Center in Memphis, Tenn. He was born July 4, 1952, in Rockford, Ill. the son of Kenneth Gardner and Evelyn Rogene Wible Drumheller. He was a personal financial planner with American Express/ Investors Diversified Services, a member of the Elks Club Lodge 2539 and a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Mt. Morris, Ill...
Desi Leon Jones (09/09/04)
Desi Leon Jones, of Mountain Home, Ark., son of Desmond Leon Jones and the late Nora Fay Sanders Jones, was born Jan. 24, 1963, in Salem, Ark. He died Aug. 31, 2004, at Springfield, Mo., at the age of 41 years, 7 months and 7 days. He was united in marriage to Angela Jean Teague on Feb. 28, 1987, at Salem, and to this union two children were born. He was a devoted husband, and father and worked for North Arkansas Electric Cooperative Inc., as a line foreman...
Meda Pearl Stallard (09/09/04)
Meda Pearl Crase Stallard, 98, of Troy Mo., was born March 20, 1906, in the Garfield community, the daughter of Henry Clay Crase and Rebecca Taylor Crase. She died Aug. 29, 2004, at Lincoln County Nursing and Rehab in Troy, Mo. She was a homemaker and attended the Hawk Point Baptist Church. She will be missed by her family and friends...
Jerry Werner (09/09/04)
A young father with a 19-month old son, Jerry Lee Werner, 27, of Douglas, Ala., formerly of this area, was killed in a two-car head-on crash Aug. 21, 2004. The accident happened about 3 miles from his home. He was a 1995 graduate of Mammoth Spring High School...
Leona Nelson (09/09/04)
Leona Nelson, 74, died Aug. 31, 2004, at Southwest Medical Center in Liberal, Kan. She was born April 8, 1930, at Salem, Ark., the daughter of Edgar and Mattie Johnson Hall. She has been a resident of Liberal for the past 50 years. She managed the Petroleum Club for many years and had been a waitress and manager of the Country Club. She was a 1949 graduate of Salem High School...
Desi Leon Jones (09/09/04)
Desi Leon Jones, of Mountain Home, Ark., son of Desmond Leon Jones and the late Nora Fay Sanders Jones, was born Jan. 24, 1963, in Salem, Ark. He died Aug. 31, 2004, at Springfield, Mo., at the age of 41 years, 7 months and 7 days. He was united in marriage to Angela Jean Teague on Feb. 28, 1987, at Salem, and to this union two children were born. He was a devoted husband, and father and worked for North Arkansas Electric Cooperative Inc., as a line foreman...
Charles Drumheller (09/09/04)
Charles "Chuck" Earl Drumheller, 52, of Hardy, died Aug. 28, 2004, at the Elvis Presley Trauma Center in Memphis, Tenn. He was born July 4, 1952, in Rockford, Ill. the son of Kenneth Gardner and Evelyn Rogene Wible Drumheller. He was a personal financial planner with American Express/ Investors Diversified Services, a member of the Elks Club Lodge 2539 and a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Mt. Morris, Ill...
Tony Gengo (09/09/04)
Tony Gengo, 80, of Cave City, Ark., died Aug. 31, 2004, on Black River near Lynn. He was born Feb. 13, 1924, at Orange Texas, the son of Charles Gengo Sr. and Mabel Flanigan Gengo. He retired from DuPont in Orange, Texas, was a carpenter, a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, a 32nd Degree Mason and a member of the First United Methodist Church of Cave City...
Leslie Laymon (09/09/04)
Leslie Griggs Laymon, 77, daughter of the late Phillip Griggs and Ada Sanders Griggs, was born March 8, 1927, in Calico Rock, Ark. She died Aug. 30, 2004, in St. Louis, Mo. She married Orville L. Laymon in St. Louis, in 1944, and to this union one daughter was born...
Billy Burba (09/09/04)
Billy Burba, 72, of Cave City, died Aug. 31, 2004, at a Memphis hospital. He was born Aug. 6, 1932, at Batesville to Lola Gladys Burba. He was retired from Ideal Baking Company where he worked in building maintenance, a carpenter, worked at the Batesville Stockyards at Charlotte and was a member of the Antioch Church of Christ...
Miriam Coddington (09/09/04)
Miriam Beatrice Coddington, 88, of Horseshoe Bend, went to be with the Lord Aug. 31, 2004, in the Northeast Arkansas Life Care Center in Horseshoe Bend. She was born in Findlay, Ohio, the daughter of Lewis Merritt and Hazel Edith Oberholtzer Jackson. She work-ed as a secretary for Marathon Oil Company in Robinson, Ill., before retiring to Horseshoe Bend. She was a member of the Horseshoe Bend PEO Sisterhood and the Horseshoe Bend United Methodist Church...
Abe Millard Hammond (09/09/04)
Abe Millard Hammond, of Salem, Ark., son of the late William Simpson and Roxie Mae Workman Hammond, was born June 3, 1912, in Sturkie, Ark. He departed this life Aug. 29, 2004, at Salem, Ark., at the age of 92 years, 2 months and 26 days. Abe was united in marriage to Alma Elizabeth Walker on Feb. ...
Della Deckard (09/09/04)
Della Deckard 85, of Alton, Mo., was born Dec. 11, 1919, in Winona, Mo., and died Aug. 20, 2004, at the Shady Oaks Healthcare Center in Thayer, Mo. She married Tommy Deckard March 2, 1935, who survives her. Other survivors include a son, Troy Deckard of Alton, Mo., a daughter, Lola Gutzler of St. ...
Nona Ruth Huffmaster (09/09/04)
Dawn and Jack Huffmaster, Jr. and their children, Rebecca, Rachel, Jack and Hannah, of Hardy have announced the birth of their daughter and sister, Nona Ruth Huffmaster, Aug. 16, 2004, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. She weighed 7 pounds, 4.7 ounces...
Briana Aviles (09/09/04)
Rosemary Lopez and Frank Aviles of Cherokee Village have announced the birth of their daughter, Briana Alicia Marie Aviles, Aug. 30, 2004, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. She weighed 7 pounds, 2.3 ounces. She was welcomed home by her brothers, Justin Lopez and Frank Aviles Jr...
Kerseys to mark 50 years (09/09/04)
On Sept. 12, 1954, Gale Dean Kersey and Joy Faye Tucker were united in marriage at Salem Church of Christ by Boyd Morgan. Their marriage was witnessed by Elbert Mitchell Jr. and Carolyn Tucker Bowman. After their honeymoon in Mountain Home, Ark., the couple moved to Flint, Mich. In Flint, Gale worked at General Motors and Joy worked as a sales clerk...
Nona Ruth Huffmaster (09/09/04)
Dawn and Jack Huffmaster, Jr. and their children, Rebecca, Rachel, Jack and Hannah, of Hardy have announced the birth of their daughter and sister, Nona Ruth Huffmaster, Aug. 16, 2004, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. She weighed 7 pounds, 4.7 ounces...
Kerseys to mark 50 years (09/09/04)
On Sept. 12, 1954, Gale Dean Kersey and Joy Faye Tucker were united in marriage at Salem Church of Christ by Boyd Morgan. Their marriage was witnessed by Elbert Mitchell Jr. and Carolyn Tucker Bowman. After their honeymoon in Mountain Home, Ark., the couple moved to Flint, Mich. In Flint, Gale worked at General Motors and Joy worked as a sales clerk...
Briana Aviles (09/09/04)
Rosemary Lopez and Frank Aviles of Cherokee Village have announced the birth of their daughter, Briana Alicia Marie Aviles, Aug. 30, 2004, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. She weighed 7 pounds, 2.3 ounces. She was welcomed home by her brothers, Justin Lopez and Frank Aviles Jr...
State Capitol Week in Review (09/09/04)
An additional 7,000 children from low-income families will have the opportunity to attend pre-kindergarten programs this fall, thanks to an act passed by the Legislature during the special session earlier this year. The Legislature approved Act 49 of 2004 to increase funding for the Arkansas Better Chance for School Success Program by about $40 million...
Boldly Going Nowhere (09/09/04)
The first two items are true stories in the news recently. A friend from Missouri sent the third item to me last week. I doubt if it's also a true story, but in Arkansas anything is possible. Linda Burnett, 23, was visiting her in-laws in San Diego and went to a nearby supermarket to pick up some groceries. ...
Boldly Going Nowhere (09/09/04)
The first two items are true stories in the news recently. A friend from Missouri sent the third item to me last week. I doubt if it's also a true story, but in Arkansas anything is possible. Linda Burnett, 23, was visiting her in-laws in San Diego and went to a nearby supermarket to pick up some groceries. ...
State Capitol Week in Review (09/09/04)
An additional 7,000 children from low-income families will have the opportunity to attend pre-kindergarten programs this fall, thanks to an act passed by the Legislature during the special session earlier this year. The Legislature approved Act 49 of 2004 to increase funding for the Arkansas Better Chance for School Success Program by about $40 million...