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Stories from Thursday, September 30, 2004

Million dollar bond Major meth suspect nabbed (09/30/04)
A routine traffic stop Sept. 26 in the rural Fulton County town of Mitchell turned into the most significant drug bust this year by the 16th Judicial District Drug Task Force, according to Task Force Chief Scott Russell. Newton "Bubba" Willingham, 31, and Rhonda Due, 39, both of Oxford, were arrested after officers from the Arkansas State Police and Drug Task Force found methamphetamine, 220 pseudoephedrine pills and other drug paraphernalia in Willingham's Chevrolet Camero...
Absentee ballots now available for General Election (09/30/04)
OREGON COUNTY -- Oregon County Clerk Gary Hensley said absentee ballots are now available for those who cannot get to the polls to vote in the Nov. 2 General Election. Missouri law limits absentee ballots to voters who are ill, or incapacitated, persons who will be out of the county on election day, or for other legal reasons...
Ash Flat to celebrate Eaglefest (09/30/04)
Eaglefest 2004 will be held at Ash Flat City Park Oct. 2. This year there'll be more fun, food and entertainment. Vendors will serve goodies like funnel cakes, grilled hot dogs, hamburgers cold drinks and fresh-squeezed lemonade. Free musical entertainment all day will include the Prison Band with country, gospel, and rock-n-roll music. The gospel groups Merry River Boys and the Gateway Cloggers will perform. A local duo, will sing country and gospel songs...
A+ on the move at couch (09/30/04)
COUCH -- Lacey Sorrell, A+ coordinator at Couch School, said the September A+ Sign-In Celebration at the school was a success, with 15 students and their parents attending and completing the A+ Agreement Form. "A+ student handbooks were distributed and discussed with those present. Individual meetings with students and their parents have been set up to accommodate those who could not attend the sign-in. Our total number of students now enrolled in our A+ program is 78," Sorrell said...
ICC patrons lower millage (09/30/04)
Residents in Izard and Fulton counties went to the polls Sept. 21 to vote for school board members and in Izard County for a millage reduction. IZARD COUNTY Voters in the Izard County Consolidated School District voted overwhelmingly Sept. 21 to lower their property assessments from 41 mills to 36 mills...
Alton in running for CMT reality show (09/30/04)
ALTON -- The Oregon County city of Alton is one of five communities in the United States in the running for a fall reality show on the Country Music Television (CMT) network. Oregon County Economic Developer Edd Hatten had the responsibility of showing CMT Traveling Field Producer Travis Draft from Venice Beach, Calif., around Alton Sept. 21 and 22...
Walnut festival this weekend at Alton (09/30/04)
OREGON COUNTY -- ALTON -- Alton's 19th annual Ozark Black Gold Walnut Festival will be held Sept. 30 through Oct. 2 and Alton Chamber of Commerce officials said the festival will be bigger than ever. Alton Chamber Planning Committee Chairman Tammy Curtis said the festival outgrew available space on the square last year so most of the activities are being moved to Piney Creek Park (formally Lions Club Park) just east of Alton on Highway 160...
Art, show and sale planned (09/30/04)
THAYER -- The Thayer Area Arts Council, in conjunction with the Thayer Alumni Homecoming will hold an art show and sale next month. All forms of two-dimensional and three-dimensional art will be accepted. A spokesperson for the council said the purpose of this exhibit will be to showcase various media of visual arts produced by artists of the Ozarks. ...
Bradley to face drug charges (09/30/04)
OREGON COUNTY -- A Thayer man who is currently serving a federal prison sentence for possession of stolen guns will face more local charges when he has completed his federal time. Last week Oregon County Sheriff Tim Ward obtained warrants against Matthew Bradley, 37, on several charges, including felony distribution, manufacture and possession of a controlled substance. The charges date back to September 2003...
HARD AT PLAY (09/30/04)
Fun and Friends volunteers were kept busy last week putting together jigsaw puzzles. Richard Goings and Richard Robinson work on the puzzle as Clyde Webb looks on. This is just one of the many activities volunteers at Fun and Friends can do. The center is open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. It is located at the corner of Chestnut and Front Streets in downtown Thayer...
REALITY SHOW (09/30/04)
Oregon County Presiding Commissioner Leo Warren was one of the many Oregon County residents interviewed last week by film producer Travis Draft. Draft was in Alton Sept. 21 and 22 because Alton is one of five communities across the country that may be selected as the home of the reality show "Popularity Contest."...
Search leads to body (09/30/04)
A 22-year-old college student was talking with her mother Sept. 19 when she realized her cell phone was out of minutes. Before her phone went dead, the young women said, "Mom I'll call you back when I get some more minutes." It's a call Shirley Joan Ballard will never receive...
Art, show and sale planned (09/30/04)
THAYER -- The Thayer Area Arts Council, in conjunction with the Thayer Alumni Homecoming will hold an art show and sale next month. All forms of two-dimensional and three-dimensional art will be accepted. A spokesperson for the council said the purpose of this exhibit will be to showcase various media of visual arts produced by artists of the Ozarks. ...
Walnut festival this weekend at Alton (09/30/04)
OREGON COUNTY -- ALTON -- Alton's 19th annual Ozark Black Gold Walnut Festival will be held Sept. 30 through Oct. 2 and Alton Chamber of Commerce officials said the festival will be bigger than ever. Alton Chamber Planning Committee Chairman Tammy Curtis said the festival outgrew available space on the square last year so most of the activities are being moved to Piney Creek Park (formally Lions Club Park) just east of Alton on Highway 160...
Alton in running for CMT reality show (09/30/04)
ALTON -- The Oregon County city of Alton is one of five communities in the United States in the running for a fall reality show on the Country Music Television (CMT) network. Oregon County Economic Developer Edd Hatten had the responsibility of showing CMT Traveling Field Producer Travis Draft from Venice Beach, Calif., around Alton Sept. 21 and 22...
ICC patrons lower millage (09/30/04)
Residents in Izard and Fulton counties went to the polls Sept. 21 to vote for school board members and in Izard County for a millage reduction. IZARD COUNTY Voters in the Izard County Consolidated School District voted overwhelmingly Sept. 21 to lower their property assessments from 41 mills to 36 mills...
A+ on the move at couch (09/30/04)
COUCH -- Lacey Sorrell, A+ coordinator at Couch School, said the September A+ Sign-In Celebration at the school was a success, with 15 students and their parents attending and completing the A+ Agreement Form. "A+ student handbooks were distributed and discussed with those present. Individual meetings with students and their parents have been set up to accommodate those who could not attend the sign-in. Our total number of students now enrolled in our A+ program is 78," Sorrell said...
Ash Flat to celebrate Eaglefest (09/30/04)
Eaglefest 2004 will be held at Ash Flat City Park Oct. 2. This year there'll be more fun, food and entertainment. Vendors will serve goodies like funnel cakes, grilled hot dogs, hamburgers cold drinks and fresh-squeezed lemonade. Free musical entertainment all day will include the Prison Band with country, gospel, and rock-n-roll music. The gospel groups Merry River Boys and the Gateway Cloggers will perform. A local duo, will sing country and gospel songs...
REALITY SHOW (09/30/04)
Oregon County Presiding Commissioner Leo Warren was one of the many Oregon County residents interviewed last week by film producer Travis Draft. Draft was in Alton Sept. 21 and 22 because Alton is one of five communities across the country that may be selected as the home of the reality show "Popularity Contest."...
HARD AT PLAY (09/30/04)
Fun and Friends volunteers were kept busy last week putting together jigsaw puzzles. Richard Goings and Richard Robinson work on the puzzle as Clyde Webb looks on. This is just one of the many activities volunteers at Fun and Friends can do. The center is open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. It is located at the corner of Chestnut and Front Streets in downtown Thayer...
Bradley to face drug charges (09/30/04)
OREGON COUNTY -- A Thayer man who is currently serving a federal prison sentence for possession of stolen guns will face more local charges when he has completed his federal time. Last week Oregon County Sheriff Tim Ward obtained warrants against Matthew Bradley, 37, on several charges, including felony distribution, manufacture and possession of a controlled substance. The charges date back to September 2003...
Million dollar bond Major meth suspect nabbed (09/30/04)
A routine traffic stop Sept. 26 in the rural Fulton County town of Mitchell turned into the most significant drug bust this year by the 16th Judicial District Drug Task Force, according to Task Force Chief Scott Russell. Newton "Bubba" Willingham, 31, and Rhonda Due, 39, both of Oxford, were arrested after officers from the Arkansas State Police and Drug Task Force found methamphetamine, 220 pseudoephedrine pills and other drug paraphernalia in Willingham's Chevrolet Camero...
Absentee ballots now available for General Election (09/30/04)
OREGON COUNTY -- Oregon County Clerk Gary Hensley said absentee ballots are now available for those who cannot get to the polls to vote in the Nov. 2 General Election. Missouri law limits absentee ballots to voters who are ill, or incapacitated, persons who will be out of the county on election day, or for other legal reasons...
Search leads to body (09/30/04)
A 22-year-old college student was talking with her mother Sept. 19 when she realized her cell phone was out of minutes. Before her phone went dead, the young women said, "Mom I'll call you back when I get some more minutes." It's a call Shirley Joan Ballard will never receive...
World War II comrades reunite (09/30/04)
On Sept. 10-12 John and Barbara Homod of Hardy hosted a reunion honoring Company A -- 140th Infantry soldiers of World War II. The group originated as National Guard members from mostly southeast Missouri in 1938 and activated Dec. 23, 1940. The attack on Pearl Harbor threw these men into duty around the world. Many lost their lives. Many were injured but survived. Many have since died...
Thompson promoted in state police (09/30/04)
Arkansas State Police Special Agent Mack Thompson, 47, of Ash Flat has been promoted to the rank of sergeant and will transfer into the Arkansas State Police Highway Patrol Division, Troop B headquartered at Newport. Sgt. Thompson, a 25-year veteran of the department, has most recently been assigned to the Criminal Investigation Division, Company F...
Runsick elected to American Angus Association (09/30/04)
Roy S. Runsick of Evening Shade has been elected as an alternate delegate to the 121st annual meeting of the American Angus Association, Nov. 15 in Louisville, Ky. Runsick, a member of the American Angus Association, with headquarters in St. Joseph, Mo., is one of 343 Angus breeders who have been elected by fellow members to serve as alternate state representatives to the annual meeting. ...
AARP to meet (09/30/04)
AARP Chapter 1420 will meet Oct. 1 in the Lantern Room of Hillhigh Hotel. Breakfast will be served at 8:30 a.m. The meeting and program will start about 8:50. Everyone is welcome. For breakfast reservations, call 670-4608.
Knights plan Octoberfest (09/30/04)
The Knights of Columbus will hold Octoberfest Oct. 18 in the parish hall of St. Michael's Catholic Church in Cherokee Village. For more than 25 years the Knights have served brats and sauerkraut with all the trimmings at this event. The German Band will perform. Door prizes will be given. Tickets are $8 for adults, $3 for children age 6-11, free for children under 6...
World War II comrades reunite (09/30/04)
On Sept. 10-12 John and Barbara Homod of Hardy hosted a reunion honoring Company A -- 140th Infantry soldiers of World War II. The group originated as National Guard members from mostly southeast Missouri in 1938 and activated Dec. 23, 1940. The attack on Pearl Harbor threw these men into duty around the world. Many lost their lives. Many were injured but survived. Many have since died...
Runsick elected to American Angus Association (09/30/04)
Roy S. Runsick of Evening Shade has been elected as an alternate delegate to the 121st annual meeting of the American Angus Association, Nov. 15 in Louisville, Ky. Runsick, a member of the American Angus Association, with headquarters in St. Joseph, Mo., is one of 343 Angus breeders who have been elected by fellow members to serve as alternate state representatives to the annual meeting. ...
Knights plan Octoberfest (09/30/04)
The Knights of Columbus will hold Octoberfest Oct. 18 in the parish hall of St. Michael's Catholic Church in Cherokee Village. For more than 25 years the Knights have served brats and sauerkraut with all the trimmings at this event. The German Band will perform. Door prizes will be given. Tickets are $8 for adults, $3 for children age 6-11, free for children under 6...
AARP to meet (09/30/04)
AARP Chapter 1420 will meet Oct. 1 in the Lantern Room of Hillhigh Hotel. Breakfast will be served at 8:30 a.m. The meeting and program will start about 8:50. Everyone is welcome. For breakfast reservations, call 670-4608.
Thompson promoted in state police (09/30/04)
Arkansas State Police Special Agent Mack Thompson, 47, of Ash Flat has been promoted to the rank of sergeant and will transfer into the Arkansas State Police Highway Patrol Division, Troop B headquartered at Newport. Sgt. Thompson, a 25-year veteran of the department, has most recently been assigned to the Criminal Investigation Division, Company F...
Salem Mighty Mites sweep Mountain View Yellowjackets (09/30/04)
The Salem Might Mite Football season got off to a good start Sept. 25 as they won it all in contests against the visiting Mountain View Yellowjackets. The third-grade Greyhounds knocked off Mountain View 38-6, while the fourth-graders from Salem beat the fourth-grade Yellowjackets 26-0...
Back on track (09/30/04)
Heading into their matchup with the Mountain View/Birch Tree Liberty Eagles Sept. 24, the Thayer Bobcats were a hungry group of Cats. Hungry for a win after getting hammered by Houston in week two, and hungry for a win after playing the number-two ranked Pierce City Eagles closer than the 20-point margin of their contest indicated last week...
Hounds use pair of scores before half to roll to third straight win (09/30/04)
And the road goes on forever. Or so it seems. After making the long trip south of Pine Bluff to take on Woodlawn last week, the Salem Greyhounds had their traveling shoes on again Sept. 24 as they headed to McCrory to do battle with the Hampton Bulldogs...
TRCC Midnight Madness slated (09/30/04)
A pair of local high school alumni will be on hand as Three Rivers Community College prepares for the upcoming basketball season by hosting its sixth annual Midnight Madness Oct. 1 beginning at 6 p.m. in the Bess Activity Center on the TRCC campus. April Redus, a former standout at Couch High School, will be a member of the Lady Raiders' basketball team this year, while Thayer's Saren Thompson will be a TRCC cheerleader for the upcoming season...
Salem Mighty Mites sweep Mountain View Yellowjackets (09/30/04)
The Salem Might Mite Football season got off to a good start Sept. 25 as they won it all in contests against the visiting Mountain View Yellowjackets. The third-grade Greyhounds knocked off Mountain View 38-6, while the fourth-graders from Salem beat the fourth-grade Yellowjackets 26-0...
TRCC Midnight Madness slated (09/30/04)
A pair of local high school alumni will be on hand as Three Rivers Community College prepares for the upcoming basketball season by hosting its sixth annual Midnight Madness Oct. 1 beginning at 6 p.m. in the Bess Activity Center on the TRCC campus. April Redus, a former standout at Couch High School, will be a member of the Lady Raiders' basketball team this year, while Thayer's Saren Thompson will be a TRCC cheerleader for the upcoming season...
Hounds use pair of scores before half to roll to third straight win (09/30/04)
And the road goes on forever. Or so it seems. After making the long trip south of Pine Bluff to take on Woodlawn last week, the Salem Greyhounds had their traveling shoes on again Sept. 24 as they headed to McCrory to do battle with the Hampton Bulldogs...
Back on track (09/30/04)
Heading into their matchup with the Mountain View/Birch Tree Liberty Eagles Sept. 24, the Thayer Bobcats were a hungry group of Cats. Hungry for a win after getting hammered by Houston in week two, and hungry for a win after playing the number-two ranked Pierce City Eagles closer than the 20-point margin of their contest indicated last week...
Alfred Rollen Crotts (09/30/04)
Alfred Rollen Crotts, 75, son of the late R.O. "Ruffin" and Bertha Sexton Crotts, was born on April 7, 1929, in Elizabeth, Ark. He died Sept. 15, 2004, in Searcy, Ark. During his working years, he worked at Metal Finishing Company in Wichita, Kan. He retired after 40 years of employment...
Rhonda Jean Bailey (09/30/04)
Rhonda Jean Bailey, 42, of Enumclaw, Wash., died Sept. 13, 2004 at her home. Born May 18, 1962, at Pasco, Wash., she was the daughter of Charles Gibson and Wilma Torrence Gibson. She was a member of Enumclaw Seventh-Day Adventist Church and Hillside Community Church. She enjoyed collecting, animals, gardening and yard work. Her children and family and friends were her life...
Lois Ruth Lamb (09/30/04)
Lois Ruth (Gilbert) Lamb of Union, Ark., was born Aug. 29, 1911, on a farm near Guion, Ark., to the late Joseph Ransom and Allie Maude (Smith) Gilbert. She departed this life Sept. 24, 2004, at Union at the age of 93 years. Lamb was united in marriage to Medford C. Lamb on May 29, 1932, on a farm near Guion and to this union two daughters were born...
Ernst S. Wege (09/30/04)
Ernst S. Wege, 93, of Cherokee Village, died Sept. 24, 2004, in Eaglecrest Nursing and Rehab Center in Ash Flat. Born in St. Louis, Mo., he owned two floor covering stores in St. Charles and Wentzville, Mo., before moving to Cherokee Village in 1973...
Lonnie Ray Huckabee (09/30/04)
Lonnie Ray Huckabee, 47, of Alton, Mo., was born April 27, 1957 He died Sept. 19, 2004, at his home in Alton. Survivors include his wife, Tammy of Alton; three sons -- Mark Huckabee of Mammoth Spring, Ark., Matthew Huckabee of Thayer, Mo., and Jeremy Huckabee of Alton; one daughter, Stacey Huckabee of Alton; nine grandchildren; four brothers -- Ronnie Huckabee of Mammoth Spring, Donnie Huckabee of Salem, Ark., Steve Cook of St. ...
Jesse Barrow (09/30/04)
Jesse Barrow, 88, of Williford, Ark., died Sept. 24, 2004 at Eastern Ozark Regional Health System. He was born Feb. 28, 1916. He had retired from the U.S. Air Force. He was a past fire chief for Martin Creek Fire Department. He was of the Baptist faith...
David Glenden Guiltner (09/30/04)
David Glenden Guiltner, 40, son of the late Elijah and Ethel Hamley Guiltner, was born on May 30, 1934, in LaCrosse, Ark. He died Sept. 17, 2004, in Calico Rock. During his working years, he worked as a carpenter. He served in the United States Army during the Korean War. He was a member of the Melbourne Assembly of God Church...
Randy R. Brackett (09/30/04)
Randy R. Brackett, 33, of Pleasant Plains died Sept. 21, 2004, at Pleasant Plains. He was born Nov. 23, 1970, at Batesville, Ark., to Don and Mary Gilbert Brackett. He was a member of Union Grove Missionary Baptist Church in Pleasant Plains. Survivors include his parents -- Don and Mary Brackett of Pleasant Plains; a brother, Richard Brackett of Melbourne; maternal grandfather, F.N. Gilbert of Pleasant Plains; and many other relatives and friends...
Sue Strain (09/30/04)
Sue Strain 58, of Thayer, Mo., was born Feb. 14, 1946, in Myrtle, Mo., and was the daughter of Fred Combs and Velma Janes Combs. She died Sept. 20, 2004, in Thayer, Mo. She was united in marriage June 20, 1964, in Thayer, Mo. to Jerry Strain. She was a homemaker and was employed by Riverways Home Health Care. She was a member of Clifton Freewill Baptist Church in Thayer. She loved her Lord, her family and many friends...
Hazel Rea Thompson (09/30/04)
Hazel Rea Sanford Thom-pson, 92, of Ash Flat, a former resident of Colt, Ark., died Sept. 21, 2004, at Ash Flat Nursing and Rehab Center. She was born May 28, 1912, in New Albany, Miss. She was married in 1925 to Thead Garland Thompson, who preceded her in death in 1963. She was a homemaker and enjoy- ed gardening. She sold Blair Pro- ducts for over 40 years, and was a member of Saddle Baptist Church...
Krista Shawn Denton (09/30/04)
Krista Shawn Denton, 31, of Lake City, Ark., died Sept. 20, 2004, at St. Bernard's Medical Center in Jonesboro of natural causes. Born in East Chicago, Ind., she lived most of her life in the Jonesboro-Lake City area. She was a homemaker and a Girl Scout Troop Leader in Lake City. She was a youth bowling coach and was a member of the Women's International Bowling Congress...
Frances Irene Carter (09/30/04)
Frances Irene Carter, age 89, of Thayer, formerly of Imboden, passed way, Sept. 19, 2004, at Baxter Regional Medical Center following a lengthy illness. She was born Jan. 7, 1915, at Conway, Mo., the daughter of Homer and Mary Magdalen Ikerd. Mrs. Carter was a homemaker, loving wife and mother, and a member of the Imboden Baptist Church...
Edward H. McMurray (09/30/04)
Edward H. McMurray, 56, of Blue Springs, Mo., died Aug. 26, 2004, at his home. Born Dec. 9, 1947, in Kansas City, Mo., he was the son of Leo and Sylvia Alford McMurray. He was a billing clerk for Kansas City Southern Railroad. He was a Catholic by faith...
Raymond Greer Jr. (09/30/04)
Raymond Devayne Greer Jr., 40, of Salem, Ark., son of Peggy Isom Gross and the late Raymond Devayne Greer Sr., was born Feb. 29, 1964, in South Haven, Mich. He died Sept. 18, 2004, at Salem. He spent his working years as a father, grandfather and a die caster. He served his country in the United States Army and was of the Baptist faith...
Larry D. Arnold (09/30/04)
Larry D. Arnold, 48, of Evening Shade, passed away Sept. 22, 2004, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. Arnold was born Oct. 4, 1955, in Thayer, Mo., the son of Frank and Alta (Walls) Arnold. He was a graduate of Evening Shade High School. He worked most of his life in logging, construction and as a carpenter. He was of the Baptist faith...
Clayton Earl Sprague (09/30/04)
Clayton Earl Sprague, 86, of Horseshoe Bend departed this life Sept. 21, 2004, in Calico Rock, Ark., at the Community Medical Center of Izard County. He was born June 6, 1918, in Utica, N.Y., the son of Floyd and Lillian Cole Sprague. He worked for General Electric as a supervisor in Washington, Iowa, from where he retired...
Krista Shawn Denton (09/30/04)
Krista Shawn Denton, 31, of Lake City, Ark., died Sept. 20, 2004, at St. Bernard's Medical Center in Jonesboro of natural causes. Born in East Chicago, Ind., she lived most of her life in the Jonesboro-Lake City area. She was a homemaker and a Girl Scout Troop Leader in Lake City. She was a youth bowling coach and was a member of the Women's International Bowling Congress...
Jesse Barrow (09/30/04)
Jesse Barrow, 88, of Williford, Ark., died Sept. 24, 2004 at Eastern Ozark Regional Health System. He was born Feb. 28, 1916. He had retired from the U.S. Air Force. He was a past fire chief for Martin Creek Fire Department. He was of the Baptist faith...
David Glenden Guiltner (09/30/04)
David Glenden Guiltner, 40, son of the late Elijah and Ethel Hamley Guiltner, was born on May 30, 1934, in LaCrosse, Ark. He died Sept. 17, 2004, in Calico Rock. During his working years, he worked as a carpenter. He served in the United States Army during the Korean War. He was a member of the Melbourne Assembly of God Church...
Sue Strain (09/30/04)
Sue Strain 58, of Thayer, Mo., was born Feb. 14, 1946, in Myrtle, Mo., and was the daughter of Fred Combs and Velma Janes Combs. She died Sept. 20, 2004, in Thayer, Mo. She was united in marriage June 20, 1964, in Thayer, Mo. to Jerry Strain. She was a homemaker and was employed by Riverways Home Health Care. She was a member of Clifton Freewill Baptist Church in Thayer. She loved her Lord, her family and many friends...
Lonnie Ray Huckabee (09/30/04)
Lonnie Ray Huckabee, 47, of Alton, Mo., was born April 27, 1957 He died Sept. 19, 2004, at his home in Alton. Survivors include his wife, Tammy of Alton; three sons -- Mark Huckabee of Mammoth Spring, Ark., Matthew Huckabee of Thayer, Mo., and Jeremy Huckabee of Alton; one daughter, Stacey Huckabee of Alton; nine grandchildren; four brothers -- Ronnie Huckabee of Mammoth Spring, Donnie Huckabee of Salem, Ark., Steve Cook of St. ...
Ernst S. Wege (09/30/04)
Ernst S. Wege, 93, of Cherokee Village, died Sept. 24, 2004, in Eaglecrest Nursing and Rehab Center in Ash Flat. Born in St. Louis, Mo., he owned two floor covering stores in St. Charles and Wentzville, Mo., before moving to Cherokee Village in 1973...
Lois Ruth Lamb (09/30/04)
Lois Ruth (Gilbert) Lamb of Union, Ark., was born Aug. 29, 1911, on a farm near Guion, Ark., to the late Joseph Ransom and Allie Maude (Smith) Gilbert. She departed this life Sept. 24, 2004, at Union at the age of 93 years. Lamb was united in marriage to Medford C. Lamb on May 29, 1932, on a farm near Guion and to this union two daughters were born...
Clayton Earl Sprague (09/30/04)
Clayton Earl Sprague, 86, of Horseshoe Bend departed this life Sept. 21, 2004, in Calico Rock, Ark., at the Community Medical Center of Izard County. He was born June 6, 1918, in Utica, N.Y., the son of Floyd and Lillian Cole Sprague. He worked for General Electric as a supervisor in Washington, Iowa, from where he retired...
Randy R. Brackett (09/30/04)
Randy R. Brackett, 33, of Pleasant Plains died Sept. 21, 2004, at Pleasant Plains. He was born Nov. 23, 1970, at Batesville, Ark., to Don and Mary Gilbert Brackett. He was a member of Union Grove Missionary Baptist Church in Pleasant Plains. Survivors include his parents -- Don and Mary Brackett of Pleasant Plains; a brother, Richard Brackett of Melbourne; maternal grandfather, F.N. Gilbert of Pleasant Plains; and many other relatives and friends...
Frances Irene Carter (09/30/04)
Frances Irene Carter, age 89, of Thayer, formerly of Imboden, passed way, Sept. 19, 2004, at Baxter Regional Medical Center following a lengthy illness. She was born Jan. 7, 1915, at Conway, Mo., the daughter of Homer and Mary Magdalen Ikerd. Mrs. Carter was a homemaker, loving wife and mother, and a member of the Imboden Baptist Church...
Rhonda Jean Bailey (09/30/04)
Rhonda Jean Bailey, 42, of Enumclaw, Wash., died Sept. 13, 2004 at her home. Born May 18, 1962, at Pasco, Wash., she was the daughter of Charles Gibson and Wilma Torrence Gibson. She was a member of Enumclaw Seventh-Day Adventist Church and Hillside Community Church. She enjoyed collecting, animals, gardening and yard work. Her children and family and friends were her life...
Hazel Rea Thompson (09/30/04)
Hazel Rea Sanford Thom-pson, 92, of Ash Flat, a former resident of Colt, Ark., died Sept. 21, 2004, at Ash Flat Nursing and Rehab Center. She was born May 28, 1912, in New Albany, Miss. She was married in 1925 to Thead Garland Thompson, who preceded her in death in 1963. She was a homemaker and enjoy- ed gardening. She sold Blair Pro- ducts for over 40 years, and was a member of Saddle Baptist Church...
Alfred Rollen Crotts (09/30/04)
Alfred Rollen Crotts, 75, son of the late R.O. "Ruffin" and Bertha Sexton Crotts, was born on April 7, 1929, in Elizabeth, Ark. He died Sept. 15, 2004, in Searcy, Ark. During his working years, he worked at Metal Finishing Company in Wichita, Kan. He retired after 40 years of employment...
Edward H. McMurray (09/30/04)
Edward H. McMurray, 56, of Blue Springs, Mo., died Aug. 26, 2004, at his home. Born Dec. 9, 1947, in Kansas City, Mo., he was the son of Leo and Sylvia Alford McMurray. He was a billing clerk for Kansas City Southern Railroad. He was a Catholic by faith...
Raymond Greer Jr. (09/30/04)
Raymond Devayne Greer Jr., 40, of Salem, Ark., son of Peggy Isom Gross and the late Raymond Devayne Greer Sr., was born Feb. 29, 1964, in South Haven, Mich. He died Sept. 18, 2004, at Salem. He spent his working years as a father, grandfather and a die caster. He served his country in the United States Army and was of the Baptist faith...
Larry D. Arnold (09/30/04)
Larry D. Arnold, 48, of Evening Shade, passed away Sept. 22, 2004, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. Arnold was born Oct. 4, 1955, in Thayer, Mo., the son of Frank and Alta (Walls) Arnold. He was a graduate of Evening Shade High School. He worked most of his life in logging, construction and as a carpenter. He was of the Baptist faith...
Samuel Christian Kietzmann (09/30/04)
John Kietzmann, 3, has announced the birth of his brother, Samuel Christian Kietzmann, born Sept. 9, 2004, at St. Bernard's Medical Center in Jonesboro. At birth he weighed 8 pounds, 9 ounces and was 21 inches long. John and Samuel are the sons of Chip and Amy Kietzmann of Evening Shade...
Avery Lee Lejeune (09/30/04)
Raymond and Lisa Lejeune announce the birth of their son, Avery Lee Lejeune. Avery was born Aug. 24 in Biloxi, Miss. and weighed 7 pounds, 6 ounces, and was 20 inches long. Maternal grandparents are Dowl and Lynda Godwin of Salem. Paternal grandparents are Raymond and Diana Lejeune. Maternal great-grandparents are Carl and Lorene Godwin. Paternal great-grandparents are John and Joan Snodgrass...
Riley Jade Blair (09/30/04)
Bobby Blair of the USS Abraham Lincoln and Alicia Blair of Everett, Wash., announce the birth of their daughter, Riley Jade Blair, Aug. 10, 2004. She weighed 7 pounds, 3 ounces and was 19 inches long. She was welcomed home by her brother, Josh. Grandparents are the late Chuck Blair and Sally and Bill Goule from Mountain View, Mo., and Mr. and Mrs. David Smith from Everett, Wash...
Riley Jade Blair (09/30/04)
Bobby Blair of the USS Abraham Lincoln and Alicia Blair of Everett, Wash., announce the birth of their daughter, Riley Jade Blair, Aug. 10, 2004. She weighed 7 pounds, 3 ounces and was 19 inches long. She was welcomed home by her brother, Josh. Grandparents are the late Chuck Blair and Sally and Bill Goule from Mountain View, Mo., and Mr. and Mrs. David Smith from Everett, Wash...
Avery Lee Lejeune (09/30/04)
Raymond and Lisa Lejeune announce the birth of their son, Avery Lee Lejeune. Avery was born Aug. 24 in Biloxi, Miss. and weighed 7 pounds, 6 ounces, and was 20 inches long. Maternal grandparents are Dowl and Lynda Godwin of Salem. Paternal grandparents are Raymond and Diana Lejeune. Maternal great-grandparents are Carl and Lorene Godwin. Paternal great-grandparents are John and Joan Snodgrass...
Samuel Christian Kietzmann (09/30/04)
John Kietzmann, 3, has announced the birth of his brother, Samuel Christian Kietzmann, born Sept. 9, 2004, at St. Bernard's Medical Center in Jonesboro. At birth he weighed 8 pounds, 9 ounces and was 21 inches long. John and Samuel are the sons of Chip and Amy Kietzmann of Evening Shade...
Smoot, Willett to wed (09/30/04)
Mr. and Mrs. Kelly Smoot of Claremore, Okla., and Marvene Smoot of Viola, have announced the upcoming marriage of their daughter, Kristin Dawn, to Jason Allen Willett, son of Mr. and Mrs. Thadnel Willett of Sturkie and Brenda Willett of Salem. The wedding will be held at the home of Tracy and LeaAnn Dunn in Viola Oct. 2 at 6 p.m...
Henry, Wooldridge to exchange vows (09/30/04)
Elmer and Marcel Henry have announced the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Michelle, to Allen Wooldridge, son of Winston and Shirley Wooldridge. The bride-elect is a graduate of Highland High School. The prospective groom is a graduate of Green County Tech High School...
Smoot, Willett to wed (09/30/04)
Mr. and Mrs. Kelly Smoot of Claremore, Okla., and Marvene Smoot of Viola, have announced the upcoming marriage of their daughter, Kristin Dawn, to Jason Allen Willett, son of Mr. and Mrs. Thadnel Willett of Sturkie and Brenda Willett of Salem. The wedding will be held at the home of Tracy and LeaAnn Dunn in Viola Oct. 2 at 6 p.m...
Henry, Wooldridge to exchange vows (09/30/04)
Elmer and Marcel Henry have announced the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Michelle, to Allen Wooldridge, son of Winston and Shirley Wooldridge. The bride-elect is a graduate of Highland High School. The prospective groom is a graduate of Green County Tech High School...
State Capitol Week in Review (09/30/04)
The state Board of Pharmacy has fined two drug wholesale companies for failing to notify authorities of suspicious transactions of cold medicine, an ingredient in the illegal manufacture of methamphetamine. Police and drug enforcement officials, especially in rural areas, are battling an alarming growth in the use of methamphetamine. ...
Undermining abstinence (09/30/04)
Parents, when you bought your children's new school supplies, did you make sure you had everything? Judging from the sex-education programs in place in many schools, you need more than just pencils, folders and notebooks. A trip to the "family planning" aisle of your local drugstore might be in order...
Boldly Going Nowhere (09/30/04)
William Shakespeare was a prolific writer who was mostly understood by snooty British intellectuals, high school English teachers and people with brain damage. Most of the rest of us who were forced to read his dribble back in high school didn't have a clue what Shakespeare was all about...
Boldly Going Nowhere (09/30/04)
William Shakespeare was a prolific writer who was mostly understood by snooty British intellectuals, high school English teachers and people with brain damage. Most of the rest of us who were forced to read his dribble back in high school didn't have a clue what Shakespeare was all about...
Undermining abstinence (09/30/04)
Parents, when you bought your children's new school supplies, did you make sure you had everything? Judging from the sex-education programs in place in many schools, you need more than just pencils, folders and notebooks. A trip to the "family planning" aisle of your local drugstore might be in order...
State Capitol Week in Review (09/30/04)
The state Board of Pharmacy has fined two drug wholesale companies for failing to notify authorities of suspicious transactions of cold medicine, an ingredient in the illegal manufacture of methamphetamine. Police and drug enforcement officials, especially in rural areas, are battling an alarming growth in the use of methamphetamine. ...