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Stories from Thursday, October 7, 2004

DTF agents receive death threats (10/07/04)
Credible death threats have been made against Drug Task Force agents involved in one of the largest drug busts ever in Fulton County, according to 16th Judicial District Drug Task Force Chief Scott Russell. The multi-million dollar methamphetamine operation, based in Fulton County, is crumbling after the arrests of Newton "Bubba" Willingham and Rhonda Due last week...
Auction slated to benefit 13-year-old leukemia patient (10/07/04)
KOSHKONONG -- A benefit auction for 13-year-old Amber Dern will be held Oct. 8 at 7 p.m. at the Koshkonong School gym. The band Family Tradition will perform, and a gun and other donated items will be given a way during the evening. Amber is an 8th grader at Koshkonong school. She is the daughter of John Dern and Laura and Kelvin Wallace of Koshkonong and the granddaughter of Ray and Bridgett Dern of Koshkonong and Don and Barbara Smith of Mammoth Spring...
Salem man charged with drug possession (10/07/04)
A Salem man charged with burglarizing two area churches in August is facing additional drug charges in Fulton County. Joseph M. Barr, 18, was arrested Sept. 29 and charged with possession of methamphetamine with the intent to deliver, a class Y felony; and possession of marijuana with intent to deliver, a class C felony...
Thayer teachers receives TEAM award (10/07/04)
SPRINGFIELD -- At the Missouri Association for Career and Technical Education Conference held in Springfield recently, Mark Arnold received an Outstanding Service Award from the Technology Education Association of Missouri (TEAM). Arnold served as treasurer of the organization from 2002-04...
Body identified as missing woman (10/07/04)
The family of a missing Mountain View woman had its worst fears confirmed Sept. 30 when her body was identified. Examiners at the state Medical Examiners Office in Little Rock confirmed that a partially clothed body found Sept. 27 off an embankment on Highway 9, 5 miles west of Melbourne, is that of 22-year-old Rebekah Gould...
Thayer fire depts to receive $21,000 grants (10/07/04)
OREGON COUNTY -- Officials with the Thayer rural and city fire departments were notified recently that their fire departments will receive $21,400 each. The funds will be issued through the State Emergency Management Agency as part of the Homeland Security Grant program for 2004...
Two MS men sentenced to prison (10/07/04)
OREGON COUNTY -- Two Mammoth Spring men have been sent to the Arkansas Department of Corrections at Wrightsville after pleading guilty to stealing and felony burglary charges in Thayer. Wesley L. Roberts, 19, and Thomas A. Musgrove, 21, both of Mammoth Spring, were convicted in the 2003 burglary of Clarks Auto Salvage, Tire Town and Jewell's Auto Repair all of Thayer...
Larsen retires from Myrtle Post Office (10/07/04)
MYRTLE -- After more than 30 years of working for the United States Post Office, Myrtle Postmaster Delores Larsen retired last week. Larsen said over the years her job has changed quite a bit but the basics are the same. She said she has dealt a lot with people. "The computer and automation has had a big effect on the postal service," she said...
Learning isss fun ... (10/07/04)
Jamie Mullins, an employee of the Spring River Fish Hatchery, and Richard Shopen, a retired employee, brought several turtles and poisonous and nonpoisonous snakes to third graders at Mammoth Spring Elementary School recently. Students were taught to appreciate the role of snakes and turtles in the environment. Of special interest was a timber rattler that had given birth to its young. Students were fascinated with a large boa and were allowed to touch it. Shopen showed the boa to the class...
Annual protest ... (10/07/04)
A CHILD, NOT A CHOICE: Area pro-life activists rallied in Hardy Oct. 3 to support the anti-abortion cause. Supporters carried signs with pro-life slogans and erected a billboard on Highway 63 in front of Price Chopper.
Auction slated to benefit 13-year-old leukemia patient (10/07/04)
KOSHKONONG -- A benefit auction for 13-year-old Amber Dern will be held Oct. 8 at 7 p.m. at the Koshkonong School gym. The band Family Tradition will perform, and a gun and other donated items will be given a way during the evening. Amber is an 8th grader at Koshkonong school. She is the daughter of John Dern and Laura and Kelvin Wallace of Koshkonong and the granddaughter of Ray and Bridgett Dern of Koshkonong and Don and Barbara Smith of Mammoth Spring...
Salem man charged with drug possession (10/07/04)
A Salem man charged with burglarizing two area churches in August is facing additional drug charges in Fulton County. Joseph M. Barr, 18, was arrested Sept. 29 and charged with possession of methamphetamine with the intent to deliver, a class Y felony; and possession of marijuana with intent to deliver, a class C felony...
Thayer teachers receives TEAM award (10/07/04)
SPRINGFIELD -- At the Missouri Association for Career and Technical Education Conference held in Springfield recently, Mark Arnold received an Outstanding Service Award from the Technology Education Association of Missouri (TEAM). Arnold served as treasurer of the organization from 2002-04...
Body identified as missing woman (10/07/04)
The family of a missing Mountain View woman had its worst fears confirmed Sept. 30 when her body was identified. Examiners at the state Medical Examiners Office in Little Rock confirmed that a partially clothed body found Sept. 27 off an embankment on Highway 9, 5 miles west of Melbourne, is that of 22-year-old Rebekah Gould...
Thayer fire depts to receive $21,000 grants (10/07/04)
OREGON COUNTY -- Officials with the Thayer rural and city fire departments were notified recently that their fire departments will receive $21,400 each. The funds will be issued through the State Emergency Management Agency as part of the Homeland Security Grant program for 2004...
Two MS men sentenced to prison (10/07/04)
OREGON COUNTY -- Two Mammoth Spring men have been sent to the Arkansas Department of Corrections at Wrightsville after pleading guilty to stealing and felony burglary charges in Thayer. Wesley L. Roberts, 19, and Thomas A. Musgrove, 21, both of Mammoth Spring, were convicted in the 2003 burglary of Clarks Auto Salvage, Tire Town and Jewell's Auto Repair all of Thayer...
DTF agents receive death threats (10/07/04)
Credible death threats have been made against Drug Task Force agents involved in one of the largest drug busts ever in Fulton County, according to 16th Judicial District Drug Task Force Chief Scott Russell. The multi-million dollar methamphetamine operation, based in Fulton County, is crumbling after the arrests of Newton "Bubba" Willingham and Rhonda Due last week...
Annual protest ... (10/07/04)
A CHILD, NOT A CHOICE: Area pro-life activists rallied in Hardy Oct. 3 to support the anti-abortion cause. Supporters carried signs with pro-life slogans and erected a billboard on Highway 63 in front of Price Chopper.
Larsen retires from Myrtle Post Office (10/07/04)
MYRTLE -- After more than 30 years of working for the United States Post Office, Myrtle Postmaster Delores Larsen retired last week. Larsen said over the years her job has changed quite a bit but the basics are the same. She said she has dealt a lot with people. "The computer and automation has had a big effect on the postal service," she said...
Learning isss fun ... (10/07/04)
Jamie Mullins, an employee of the Spring River Fish Hatchery, and Richard Shopen, a retired employee, brought several turtles and poisonous and nonpoisonous snakes to third graders at Mammoth Spring Elementary School recently. Students were taught to appreciate the role of snakes and turtles in the environment. Of special interest was a timber rattler that had given birth to its young. Students were fascinated with a large boa and were allowed to touch it. Shopen showed the boa to the class...
RTO to present Odd Couple (10/07/04)
Repertory Theatre of the Ozarks will present Neil Simon's classic comedy, "The Odd Couple" at WhistleStop Theater in Mammoth Spring. Show dates are Oct. 8 at 7:30 p.m., Oct. 9 at 1:30 and 7:30 p.m. and Oct. 10 at 1:30 p.m. Simon's uproarious pairing of a slob and a neatfreak has kept audiences laughing through the stage version, the movie and the TV series since 1965. ...
Beeh to mark 90 years (10/07/04)
Jennie Beeh of Hardy will celebrate her 90th birthday in October. Her children invite all to attend an open house in her honor Oct. 9 from 2 to 4 p.m. at Peace Lutheran Church (at the south entrance to Cherokee Village). No gifts please.
Owens completes Navy basic training (10/07/04)
Navy Seaman Apprentice Charles Owens, a 2003 graduate of Mammoth Spring High School, recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command in Great Lakes, Ill. During the eight-week program, Owens completed a variety of training which included classroom study and practical instruction on naval customs, first aid, firefighting, water safety and survival, and shipboard and aircraft safety. An emphasis was also placed on physical fitness...
Medved to speak at Harding (10/07/04)
Film critic, best-selling author and nationally syndicated radio talk show host Michael Medved will speak at Harding University Oct. 26. His daily three-hour program, emphasizing the intersection of politics and pop culture, reaches more than 2 million listeners in more than 100 markets, coast to coast. On Oct. 25-26, this program will be broadcast from local affiliate KWCK's studios in Searcy...
Twin Lakes Writers Club to meet (10/07/04)
Twin Lakes Writers Club has invited Maryanne Edge, editor of Baxter County History magazine, and Jane Andrewson, treasurer/curator of the Baxter County Historical Society, to speak at their meeting Oct. 9. The meeting will be from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Baxter County Library at 424 W. 7th Street in Mountain Home...
RTO to present Odd Couple (10/07/04)
Repertory Theatre of the Ozarks will present Neil Simon's classic comedy, "The Odd Couple" at WhistleStop Theater in Mammoth Spring. Show dates are Oct. 8 at 7:30 p.m., Oct. 9 at 1:30 and 7:30 p.m. and Oct. 10 at 1:30 p.m. Simon's uproarious pairing of a slob and a neatfreak has kept audiences laughing through the stage version, the movie and the TV series since 1965. ...
Owens completes Navy basic training (10/07/04)
Navy Seaman Apprentice Charles Owens, a 2003 graduate of Mammoth Spring High School, recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command in Great Lakes, Ill. During the eight-week program, Owens completed a variety of training which included classroom study and practical instruction on naval customs, first aid, firefighting, water safety and survival, and shipboard and aircraft safety. An emphasis was also placed on physical fitness...
Medved to speak at Harding (10/07/04)
Film critic, best-selling author and nationally syndicated radio talk show host Michael Medved will speak at Harding University Oct. 26. His daily three-hour program, emphasizing the intersection of politics and pop culture, reaches more than 2 million listeners in more than 100 markets, coast to coast. On Oct. 25-26, this program will be broadcast from local affiliate KWCK's studios in Searcy...
Beeh to mark 90 years (10/07/04)
Jennie Beeh of Hardy will celebrate her 90th birthday in October. Her children invite all to attend an open house in her honor Oct. 9 from 2 to 4 p.m. at Peace Lutheran Church (at the south entrance to Cherokee Village). No gifts please.
Twin Lakes Writers Club to meet (10/07/04)
Twin Lakes Writers Club has invited Maryanne Edge, editor of Baxter County History magazine, and Jane Andrewson, treasurer/curator of the Baxter County Historical Society, to speak at their meeting Oct. 9. The meeting will be from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Baxter County Library at 424 W. 7th Street in Mountain Home...
Track champs crowned at WPMS (10/07/04)
TCI Automotive of Ashland, Miss., sponsored the season finale at West Plains Motor Speedway Oct. 2. Eighty-three drivers converged as the final feature events in each of the six weekly classes produced the 2004 Track Champions. In the Modified division Rustin Miller of Houston, Mo., won the feature, but the Track Championship title went to Shawn Walsh of Ash Flat...
Lights, camera, victory (10/07/04)
While their 2004 homecoming theme was based on Hollywood, the Salem Greyhounds' tilt with the Piggott Mohawks didn't involve a whole lot of drama, as the Hounds welcomed Piggott to the 3AA Conference with a 20-7 defeat. Although the game might not have kept Salem's fans on the edge of their seats like a multi-million dollar blockbuster would, the Greyhound defense certainly looked like it came straight out of a Tinsel Town script in the Oct. ...
Heartbreak city (10/07/04)
Growing pains are not usually acknowledged as easy things. As a matter of fact, sometimes they can be downright painful. Just ask the Thayer Bobcats. After battling the always-stout, Class 3 Ava Bears tooth-and-nail for 47 minutes and 40 seconds at home Oct. 1, the Bobcats' hearts were broken the last 20 seconds of the contest in a game which they basically won on all fronts, except for the scoreboard...
Track champs crowned at WPMS (10/07/04)
TCI Automotive of Ashland, Miss., sponsored the season finale at West Plains Motor Speedway Oct. 2. Eighty-three drivers converged as the final feature events in each of the six weekly classes produced the 2004 Track Champions. In the Modified division Rustin Miller of Houston, Mo., won the feature, but the Track Championship title went to Shawn Walsh of Ash Flat...
Heartbreak city (10/07/04)
Growing pains are not usually acknowledged as easy things. As a matter of fact, sometimes they can be downright painful. Just ask the Thayer Bobcats. After battling the always-stout, Class 3 Ava Bears tooth-and-nail for 47 minutes and 40 seconds at home Oct. 1, the Bobcats' hearts were broken the last 20 seconds of the contest in a game which they basically won on all fronts, except for the scoreboard...
Lights, camera, victory (10/07/04)
While their 2004 homecoming theme was based on Hollywood, the Salem Greyhounds' tilt with the Piggott Mohawks didn't involve a whole lot of drama, as the Hounds welcomed Piggott to the 3AA Conference with a 20-7 defeat. Although the game might not have kept Salem's fans on the edge of their seats like a multi-million dollar blockbuster would, the Greyhound defense certainly looked like it came straight out of a Tinsel Town script in the Oct. ...
Arnold Earl Hall (10/07/04)
Arnold Earl Hall, 56, of Hardy, died Sept. 22, 2004, at St. Bernard's Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro. He was born July 31, 1948, in Hardy, the son of Guy Earl and Hetty Elizabeth Green Hall. He was self-employed as a sawmill operator. Survivors include his mother, Hetty Hall of Hardy; three brothers -- Wilson Hall and William Hall both of Hardy, and Floyd Green of Russellville, Ill...
Helen Berniece Smith (10/07/04)
Helen Berniece Smith, of Salem, Ark., daughter of the late Roy Wood and Olla Mae Stone White was born May 28,1937, in Oklahoma City, Okla. She departed this life Sept. 23, 2004, at Salem at the age of 67 years. Smith spent her working years as a social activity director for a nursing home. She was a loving person to everyone who knew her and truly enjoyed helping others...
Eric Woodrow Ericson (10/07/04)
Eric Woodrow Ericson, age 91, of Evening Shade, died Sept. 28, 2004, at Cherokee Village. He was born May 27, 1913, at Brooklyn, N.Y., to Edward Anton Emil Ericson and Auscilla Johnson Ericson. He was a building trades supervisor with Exxon, an Eagle Scout and scoutmaster for Boy Scouts of America, a member of Whcatsheaf Orient Masonic Lodge and Cherokee Village United Methodist Church...
Willard Richardson (10/07/04)
Lt. Colonel Willard Donald Richardson, U.S. Army retired, died Sept. 29, 2004, at his residence in Thayer, Mo. He was born Oct. 12, 1916, in Haydenburg, Tenn., to Grandberry and Bertha Richardson, who preceded him in death. He was buried with military honors...
Wendell L. Ritter (10/07/04)
Wendell L. Ritter, age 80, of Concord died Sept. 29, 2004, at White River Medical Center at Batesville. She was born Oct. 27, 1923, at Floral, Ark., to Daniel Webster and Clara Bailey DeLoach. She was a retired school teacher and a member of First Baptist Church at Concord...
Jerome "Jerry" Pownell (10/07/04)
Jerome "Jerry" Pownell, 77, of Sidney, Ark., died Sept. 29, 2004, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. Born Aug. 13, 1927, at Marion, Ind., he was the son of Joseph and Mary E. Collins Pownell. He was a member of the VFW Post 8042 of Evening Shade and was of the Protestant faith...
Keith B. Kissee (10/07/04)
Keith B. Kissee, a country west- ern entertainer better known as Jimmy Dallas, age 77, of Independence, Mo., died Sept. 28, 2004, at Research Medical Center in Kansas City. Jimmy Dallas was born in Mammoth Spring, Ark. Survivors are his wife, Dolores Kissee of the home; one son, Keith Kissee Jr. of the home; two daughters, Renee Robinson of Blue Springs, and Mary Shortess of North Kansas City,; one sister, Louise Schmidt of Kansas City, Kan.; and grandchildren and great-grandchildren...
C.A. Wicker (10/07/04)
C.A. Wicker, 83, of Jonesboro, Ark., was born Oct. 21, 1920, in Ravenden Springs, Ark, the son Samuel Andrew Wicker and Martha Baldridge Wicker. He diedSept. 26, 2004, at his residence. He lived in Jonesboro most of his life. He was a retired farmer...
Winona Farrier Stroud (10/07/04)
Winona Farier Stroud, 81, of Sandtown, Ark., died Sept. 24, 2004, at Sharp Nursing Home in Sidney. She was born Dec. 26, 1922, at Sandtown to Samuel B. and Myrtle Martin Farrier. She was a homemaker and a member of the Pool's Chapel Free Will Baptist Church at Sandtown...
Retha Mae Summers (10/07/04)
The funeral service for Retha Mae Summers, 93, of Heber Springs, Ark., was Oct. 3, 2004, at Riverside Cemetery in Mammoth Spring with Charles Miller officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Carter Funeral Home of Thayer, Mo. She was born Nov. 2, 1910, the daughter of the late Jethro Wyatt and Mettie Lemmons Wyatt at Jonesboro, Ark. She died Sept. 29, 2004, in Heber Springs...
Tommy Deckard (10/07/04)
Tommy Deckard, 94, of Alton, Mo., was born Dec. 8, 1909, in Alton, Mo., and died Sept. 8, 2004, at St. John's Medical Center in Springfield, Mo. Survivors include a son, Troy Deckard of Alton, Mo.; a daughter, Lola Gutzler of St. Louis, Mo.; six sisters -- Bonnie Adams. ...
Nadean Sanders (10/07/04)
Nadean Sanders, 80, of West Plains, Mo., daughter of the late Ossie Alvin Reynolds and Offie Lydia Owens Reynolds, was born July 16, 1924, in Elizabeth, Ark. She died Sept. 25, 2004, at Brooke Haven Health Care in West Plains, Mo. She was united in marriage to George Edward Sanders on Jan. 7, 1943, in Elizabeth, Ark. To this union three children were born...
Daniel Elland Torell (10/07/04)
Daniel Elland Torell, 2 months, son of Angela Torell and Joshua Wilkerson, was born July 8, 2004, in Mountain Home, Ark. He died Sept. 29, at Arkansas Children's Hospital in Little Rock. Survivors include his mother and father of Viola; his brothers -- Joshua Cantebury and Jacob Walker of Viola; his grandmother, Betty Ousley; his step-grandfather, Steve Johnson of Tecumseh, Mo.; and aunts, uncles, and many other relatives...
Gwen Cozort (10/07/04)
Gwen Cozort, 94, of West Plains, Mo., was born Nov. 13, 1909 in Glencoe, Ark., the daughter of the late John Polk Southard and Loma Ann Vail Southard. She died Sept. 26, 2004, in West Plains, Mo. She was married on Jan. 6, 1929, in Glencoe to Walter Curtis Cozort, who preceded her in death April 23, 1961...
Henry Merlin Walters Jr. (10/07/04)
Henry Merlin Walters jr., son of the late Henry Merlin and Mildred A. Mattern Walters Sr., was born April 21, 1919, in Austin, Minn. He departed this life Sept. 26, 2004, at Calico Rock, Ark., at the age of 85 years, five months and five days. He was united in marriage to Lavonne Cora Olson on April 25, 1941...
Beulah James Murphy (10/07/04)
Beulah James Bridgewater Murphy, 90, of Southaven, Miss., died Sept. 26, 2004, at St. Francis Hospital in Memphis, Tenn. Born at Hardy, Ark., she was a homemaker and had lived and worked in Rockford, Ill., where she attended Pleasantview Missionary Baptist Church...
Jesse Martin Holland (10/07/04)
Jesse Martin Holland, 73, of Horseshoe Bend departed this life Sept. 24, 2004, at the North Arkansas Life Care Center in Horseshoe Bend. He was born July 1, 1931, the son of Jesse M. and Anna J. Cooper Holland. He was a member of the Horseshoe Bend Boating and Fishing Club and the Horseshoe Bend Bowling League...
Netta Craine (10/07/04)
Netta Craine, daughter of the late John S. and Eula S. Newman-Gooden Oyler was born Feb. 26, 1927, in Kohoka, Ark. She died Sept. 29, 2004, at Scenic View Nursing Home in Herculaneum, Mo., at the age of 77 years. She married Joe D. Craine May 16, 1946, in Mammoth Spring, Ark. She was a homemaker and she did commercial quilting in her home. She was a member of Fairview Christian Church...
Retha Mae Summers (10/07/04)
The funeral service for Retha Mae Summers, 93, of Heber Springs, Ark., was Oct. 3, 2004, at Riverside Cemetery in Mammoth Spring with Charles Miller officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Carter Funeral Home of Thayer, Mo. She was born Nov. 2, 1910, the daughter of the late Jethro Wyatt and Mettie Lemmons Wyatt at Jonesboro, Ark. She died Sept. 29, 2004, in Heber Springs...
Jerome "Jerry" Pownell (10/07/04)
Jerome "Jerry" Pownell, 77, of Sidney, Ark., died Sept. 29, 2004, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. Born Aug. 13, 1927, at Marion, Ind., he was the son of Joseph and Mary E. Collins Pownell. He was a member of the VFW Post 8042 of Evening Shade and was of the Protestant faith...
Netta Craine (10/07/04)
Netta Craine, daughter of the late John S. and Eula S. Newman-Gooden Oyler was born Feb. 26, 1927, in Kohoka, Ark. She died Sept. 29, 2004, at Scenic View Nursing Home in Herculaneum, Mo., at the age of 77 years. She married Joe D. Craine May 16, 1946, in Mammoth Spring, Ark. She was a homemaker and she did commercial quilting in her home. She was a member of Fairview Christian Church...
Helen Berniece Smith (10/07/04)
Helen Berniece Smith, of Salem, Ark., daughter of the late Roy Wood and Olla Mae Stone White was born May 28,1937, in Oklahoma City, Okla. She departed this life Sept. 23, 2004, at Salem at the age of 67 years. Smith spent her working years as a social activity director for a nursing home. She was a loving person to everyone who knew her and truly enjoyed helping others...
Winona Farrier Stroud (10/07/04)
Winona Farier Stroud, 81, of Sandtown, Ark., died Sept. 24, 2004, at Sharp Nursing Home in Sidney. She was born Dec. 26, 1922, at Sandtown to Samuel B. and Myrtle Martin Farrier. She was a homemaker and a member of the Pool's Chapel Free Will Baptist Church at Sandtown...
C.A. Wicker (10/07/04)
C.A. Wicker, 83, of Jonesboro, Ark., was born Oct. 21, 1920, in Ravenden Springs, Ark, the son Samuel Andrew Wicker and Martha Baldridge Wicker. He diedSept. 26, 2004, at his residence. He lived in Jonesboro most of his life. He was a retired farmer...
Keith B. Kissee (10/07/04)
Keith B. Kissee, a country west- ern entertainer better known as Jimmy Dallas, age 77, of Independence, Mo., died Sept. 28, 2004, at Research Medical Center in Kansas City. Jimmy Dallas was born in Mammoth Spring, Ark. Survivors are his wife, Dolores Kissee of the home; one son, Keith Kissee Jr. of the home; two daughters, Renee Robinson of Blue Springs, and Mary Shortess of North Kansas City,; one sister, Louise Schmidt of Kansas City, Kan.; and grandchildren and great-grandchildren...
Wendell L. Ritter (10/07/04)
Wendell L. Ritter, age 80, of Concord died Sept. 29, 2004, at White River Medical Center at Batesville. She was born Oct. 27, 1923, at Floral, Ark., to Daniel Webster and Clara Bailey DeLoach. She was a retired school teacher and a member of First Baptist Church at Concord...
Eric Woodrow Ericson (10/07/04)
Eric Woodrow Ericson, age 91, of Evening Shade, died Sept. 28, 2004, at Cherokee Village. He was born May 27, 1913, at Brooklyn, N.Y., to Edward Anton Emil Ericson and Auscilla Johnson Ericson. He was a building trades supervisor with Exxon, an Eagle Scout and scoutmaster for Boy Scouts of America, a member of Whcatsheaf Orient Masonic Lodge and Cherokee Village United Methodist Church...
Henry Merlin Walters Jr. (10/07/04)
Henry Merlin Walters jr., son of the late Henry Merlin and Mildred A. Mattern Walters Sr., was born April 21, 1919, in Austin, Minn. He departed this life Sept. 26, 2004, at Calico Rock, Ark., at the age of 85 years, five months and five days. He was united in marriage to Lavonne Cora Olson on April 25, 1941...
Willard Richardson (10/07/04)
Lt. Colonel Willard Donald Richardson, U.S. Army retired, died Sept. 29, 2004, at his residence in Thayer, Mo. He was born Oct. 12, 1916, in Haydenburg, Tenn., to Grandberry and Bertha Richardson, who preceded him in death. He was buried with military honors...
Beulah James Murphy (10/07/04)
Beulah James Bridgewater Murphy, 90, of Southaven, Miss., died Sept. 26, 2004, at St. Francis Hospital in Memphis, Tenn. Born at Hardy, Ark., she was a homemaker and had lived and worked in Rockford, Ill., where she attended Pleasantview Missionary Baptist Church...
Gwen Cozort (10/07/04)
Gwen Cozort, 94, of West Plains, Mo., was born Nov. 13, 1909 in Glencoe, Ark., the daughter of the late John Polk Southard and Loma Ann Vail Southard. She died Sept. 26, 2004, in West Plains, Mo. She was married on Jan. 6, 1929, in Glencoe to Walter Curtis Cozort, who preceded her in death April 23, 1961...
Arnold Earl Hall (10/07/04)
Arnold Earl Hall, 56, of Hardy, died Sept. 22, 2004, at St. Bernard's Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro. He was born July 31, 1948, in Hardy, the son of Guy Earl and Hetty Elizabeth Green Hall. He was self-employed as a sawmill operator. Survivors include his mother, Hetty Hall of Hardy; three brothers -- Wilson Hall and William Hall both of Hardy, and Floyd Green of Russellville, Ill...
Nadean Sanders (10/07/04)
Nadean Sanders, 80, of West Plains, Mo., daughter of the late Ossie Alvin Reynolds and Offie Lydia Owens Reynolds, was born July 16, 1924, in Elizabeth, Ark. She died Sept. 25, 2004, at Brooke Haven Health Care in West Plains, Mo. She was united in marriage to George Edward Sanders on Jan. 7, 1943, in Elizabeth, Ark. To this union three children were born...
Daniel Elland Torell (10/07/04)
Daniel Elland Torell, 2 months, son of Angela Torell and Joshua Wilkerson, was born July 8, 2004, in Mountain Home, Ark. He died Sept. 29, at Arkansas Children's Hospital in Little Rock. Survivors include his mother and father of Viola; his brothers -- Joshua Cantebury and Jacob Walker of Viola; his grandmother, Betty Ousley; his step-grandfather, Steve Johnson of Tecumseh, Mo.; and aunts, uncles, and many other relatives...
Jesse Martin Holland (10/07/04)
Jesse Martin Holland, 73, of Horseshoe Bend departed this life Sept. 24, 2004, at the North Arkansas Life Care Center in Horseshoe Bend. He was born July 1, 1931, the son of Jesse M. and Anna J. Cooper Holland. He was a member of the Horseshoe Bend Boating and Fishing Club and the Horseshoe Bend Bowling League...
Tommy Deckard (10/07/04)
Tommy Deckard, 94, of Alton, Mo., was born Dec. 8, 1909, in Alton, Mo., and died Sept. 8, 2004, at St. John's Medical Center in Springfield, Mo. Survivors include a son, Troy Deckard of Alton, Mo.; a daughter, Lola Gutzler of St. Louis, Mo.; six sisters -- Bonnie Adams. ...
Cheyenne Farmer (10/07/04)
Quiana and Lonnie Farmer of Mammoth Spring have announced the birth of their daughter, Cheyenne Elizabeth Farmer, Sept. 1, 2004, at Baxter Regional Medical Center in Mountain Home. She weighed 5 pounds, 13 ounces, and was 18-1/2 inches long. She was welcomed by brother, Dakota, and sister, Jordyn...
Grace Wentling (10/07/04)
Grace Rosemary Wentling was born at 12:57 a.m. Aug. 7, 2004, in Arizona. She weighed 8 pounds, 4 ounces and was 21 inches long. Her parents are Joe and Teri Wentling of Phoenix, Ariz. Grandparents are Joe and Doris Wentling of Reading, Pa., and Charles and Deloris Ward of Sturkie...
Tymber Holman (10/07/04)
Jody Holman and Natasha Holman of Thayer have announced the birth of their daughter, Tymber Linn Holman, at 5:33 p.m. Aug. 27, 2004, at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains. She weighed 7 pounds, 12-1/2 ounces and was 20-1/2 inches long. Grandparents are Kathy Turner of Camp, Donald Lee of Thayer, and Patrick and Vanessa Farkas of Rogersville, Mo...
Katie Leann Bowers (10/07/04)
Matthew and Andrea Bowers of West Plains have announced the birth of their daughter, Katie Leann Bowers, at 9:52 a.m. Aug. 31, 2004, at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains. She weighed 5 pounds, 15-1/2 ounces and was 19 inches long. She was welcomed by her brother, Jacob, 3...
Tristan Raef Murphy (10/07/04)
Gillian Murphy of Cherokee Village has announced the birth of her brother, Tristan Raef Murphy, Sept. 4, 2004, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. He weighed 6 pounds, 4 ounces, and was 18 inches long. Parents are Jerrod and Shawnda Murphy of Cherokee Village...
Makaila Caylene Jewell (10/07/04)
Tiffany Jewell of Thayer has announced the birth of her daughter, Makaila Caylene Jewell, at 4:10 p.m. Sept. 11, 2004, at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains. She weighed 6 pounds, 6-1/2 ounces and was 19 inches long. She was welcomed by her brother, Xavier Scott Jewell, 17 months...
Tristan Raef Murphy (10/07/04)
Gillian Murphy of Cherokee Village has announced the birth of her brother, Tristan Raef Murphy, Sept. 4, 2004, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. He weighed 6 pounds, 4 ounces, and was 18 inches long. Parents are Jerrod and Shawnda Murphy of Cherokee Village...
Makaila Caylene Jewell (10/07/04)
Tiffany Jewell of Thayer has announced the birth of her daughter, Makaila Caylene Jewell, at 4:10 p.m. Sept. 11, 2004, at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains. She weighed 6 pounds, 6-1/2 ounces and was 19 inches long. She was welcomed by her brother, Xavier Scott Jewell, 17 months...
Grace Wentling (10/07/04)
Grace Rosemary Wentling was born at 12:57 a.m. Aug. 7, 2004, in Arizona. She weighed 8 pounds, 4 ounces and was 21 inches long. Her parents are Joe and Teri Wentling of Phoenix, Ariz. Grandparents are Joe and Doris Wentling of Reading, Pa., and Charles and Deloris Ward of Sturkie...
Tymber Holman (10/07/04)
Jody Holman and Natasha Holman of Thayer have announced the birth of their daughter, Tymber Linn Holman, at 5:33 p.m. Aug. 27, 2004, at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains. She weighed 7 pounds, 12-1/2 ounces and was 20-1/2 inches long. Grandparents are Kathy Turner of Camp, Donald Lee of Thayer, and Patrick and Vanessa Farkas of Rogersville, Mo...
Cheyenne Farmer (10/07/04)
Quiana and Lonnie Farmer of Mammoth Spring have announced the birth of their daughter, Cheyenne Elizabeth Farmer, Sept. 1, 2004, at Baxter Regional Medical Center in Mountain Home. She weighed 5 pounds, 13 ounces, and was 18-1/2 inches long. She was welcomed by brother, Dakota, and sister, Jordyn...
Katie Leann Bowers (10/07/04)
Matthew and Andrea Bowers of West Plains have announced the birth of their daughter, Katie Leann Bowers, at 9:52 a.m. Aug. 31, 2004, at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains. She weighed 5 pounds, 15-1/2 ounces and was 19 inches long. She was welcomed by her brother, Jacob, 3...
Consumer Report (10/07/04)
Arkansas Attorney General Mike Beebe said residents should be aware that voter scams are currently in progress in an effort to steal identities across the nation. With time running out before the November elections are held, a new phone scam targets voters, trying to get personal information...
State Capitol Week in Review (10/07/04)
The state Medicaid program has proposed a new method of buying prescription drugs in an attempt to hold down costs. Medicaid is a government health program for the elderly, the poor and people with disabilities. Medicaid pays for 75 percent of all nursing home care in Arkansas...
Boldly Going Nowhere (10/07/04)
As we blunder through life we tend to pick up a bit of knowledge here and there that helps us grow along the way. About 25 years ago I got the itch to write. I was living in the Hollywood Hills at the time, overlooking Universal Studios, and figured I could crank out a couple of screenplays, hit it big and live happily ever after...
State Capitol Week in Review (10/07/04)
The state Medicaid program has proposed a new method of buying prescription drugs in an attempt to hold down costs. Medicaid is a government health program for the elderly, the poor and people with disabilities. Medicaid pays for 75 percent of all nursing home care in Arkansas...
Boldly Going Nowhere (10/07/04)
As we blunder through life we tend to pick up a bit of knowledge here and there that helps us grow along the way. About 25 years ago I got the itch to write. I was living in the Hollywood Hills at the time, overlooking Universal Studios, and figured I could crank out a couple of screenplays, hit it big and live happily ever after...
Consumer Report (10/07/04)
Arkansas Attorney General Mike Beebe said residents should be aware that voter scams are currently in progress in an effort to steal identities across the nation. With time running out before the November elections are held, a new phone scam targets voters, trying to get personal information...