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Stories from Thursday, October 14, 2004

Thayer man charged with molestation (10/14/04)
OREGON COUNTY -- A Thayer man tuned himself in to the Oregon County Sheriff's Department last week on felony child molestation charges. Korey D. Whitelock, 26, of Thayer was charged with felony child molestation involving a girl less than 14 years old...
Judge candidates detail plans for (10/14/04)
Fulton County Judge Curren Everett will step down Jan. 1 after 14 years in office. Two candidates, Republican Gary Phillips and Democrat Charles Willett, are vying for his seat. The News asked candidates to respond to questions about what they each hope to accomplish in office. The questions and their answers follow:...
Oregon County, Mammoth Spring release enrollment figures (10/14/04)
AREA -- Totals are in at all area schools in Oregon County and in the Mammoth Spring School District. At Alton Elementary School, there were 384 students the first day of school last year compared to 378 this year. In the junior high at Alton, there were 126 students registered the first day of school. ...
Izard sheriff candidates outline positions (10/14/04)
The Joe Martz era at the Izard County Sheriff's office will come to a close at the end of the year. Two men, Democrat Tate Lawrence and Independent Kenneth Kent, are vying to replace the retiring Martz. The News asked each candidate how they would address two issues facing the sheriff's department:...
Salem, Melbourne rank 5th, 6th in state academics (10/14/04)
The Salem School District finished fifth in academic rating and the Melbourne School District finished sixth among all Arkansas school districts during the 2003-2004, the Arkansas Department of Education announced Oct. 5. "Finishing fifth in the state is pretty good," said Salem Superintendent Ken Rich...
Sex offender faces new molestation charges (10/14/04)
An Izard County man who had already been convicted of sexually abusing two children in Sharp County in 1996 was charged Oct. 4 with raping an 8-year-old girl in Independence County. Darry G. Reppond, 63, of Wideman, has been charged with one count of rape, a class Y felony...
MSPD expansion on hold for lack of bids (10/14/04)
MAMMOTH SPRING -- Mammoth Spring Mayor Jean Pace announced at the Oct. 4 Mammoth Spring City Council meeting that the city had received no bids for the expansion to the Mammoth Spring Police Station. Council members discussed the building and no decision was made regarding moving on with the expansion project...
Thayer residents preserve land (10/14/04)
OREGON COUNTY -- After the Missouri Department of Conservation was established in 1936, almost immediately future-minded citizens of the state began contributing to Missouri's natural resource heritage. Since 1960 MDC has accepted 132 gifts of land totaling 21,866 acres with a value of $15,715,304...
Election judge training slated (10/14/04)
OREGON COUNTY -- Oregon County Clerk Gary Hensley has announced that election judge training is set for Oct. 18, 19 and 21 in the conference room in the basement of the courthouse at Alton. He said starting this year the training of the poll workers will be done statewide in conjunction with the federal Help America Vote Act that became law in October 2002. Chief election officials will have until 2006 to implement the HAVA law...
Playtime ... (10/14/04)
FALL FUN: Students in Alice Young's kindergarten class at Mammoth Spring Elementary School had fun during recess last week.
Rain soothes tri-counties (10/14/04)
After suffering one of the driest Septembers on record, Fulton and Izard counties received 5 inches of rain over the weekend, courtesy of Tropical Depression Matthew. "We really needed this rain," said Fulton County Judge Curren Everett. Izard County Judge Eddie Cooper said 5 inches of rain had fallen in the county since Oct. 7. He said no damage has been reported from the storm...
Judge candidates detail plans for (10/14/04)
Fulton County Judge Curren Everett will step down Jan. 1 after 14 years in office. Two candidates, Republican Gary Phillips and Democrat Charles Willett, are vying for his seat. The News asked candidates to respond to questions about what they each hope to accomplish in office. The questions and their answers follow:...
Salem, Melbourne rank 5th, 6th in state academics (10/14/04)
The Salem School District finished fifth in academic rating and the Melbourne School District finished sixth among all Arkansas school districts during the 2003-2004, the Arkansas Department of Education announced Oct. 5. "Finishing fifth in the state is pretty good," said Salem Superintendent Ken Rich...
Sex offender faces new molestation charges (10/14/04)
An Izard County man who had already been convicted of sexually abusing two children in Sharp County in 1996 was charged Oct. 4 with raping an 8-year-old girl in Independence County. Darry G. Reppond, 63, of Wideman, has been charged with one count of rape, a class Y felony...
Oregon County, Mammoth Spring release enrollment figures (10/14/04)
AREA -- Totals are in at all area schools in Oregon County and in the Mammoth Spring School District. At Alton Elementary School, there were 384 students the first day of school last year compared to 378 this year. In the junior high at Alton, there were 126 students registered the first day of school. ...
Izard sheriff candidates outline positions (10/14/04)
The Joe Martz era at the Izard County Sheriff's office will come to a close at the end of the year. Two men, Democrat Tate Lawrence and Independent Kenneth Kent, are vying to replace the retiring Martz. The News asked each candidate how they would address two issues facing the sheriff's department:...
Thayer man charged with molestation (10/14/04)
OREGON COUNTY -- A Thayer man tuned himself in to the Oregon County Sheriff's Department last week on felony child molestation charges. Korey D. Whitelock, 26, of Thayer was charged with felony child molestation involving a girl less than 14 years old...
Election judge training slated (10/14/04)
OREGON COUNTY -- Oregon County Clerk Gary Hensley has announced that election judge training is set for Oct. 18, 19 and 21 in the conference room in the basement of the courthouse at Alton. He said starting this year the training of the poll workers will be done statewide in conjunction with the federal Help America Vote Act that became law in October 2002. Chief election officials will have until 2006 to implement the HAVA law...
Rain soothes tri-counties (10/14/04)
After suffering one of the driest Septembers on record, Fulton and Izard counties received 5 inches of rain over the weekend, courtesy of Tropical Depression Matthew. "We really needed this rain," said Fulton County Judge Curren Everett. Izard County Judge Eddie Cooper said 5 inches of rain had fallen in the county since Oct. 7. He said no damage has been reported from the storm...
MSPD expansion on hold for lack of bids (10/14/04)
MAMMOTH SPRING -- Mammoth Spring Mayor Jean Pace announced at the Oct. 4 Mammoth Spring City Council meeting that the city had received no bids for the expansion to the Mammoth Spring Police Station. Council members discussed the building and no decision was made regarding moving on with the expansion project...
Playtime ... (10/14/04)
FALL FUN: Students in Alice Young's kindergarten class at Mammoth Spring Elementary School had fun during recess last week.
Thayer residents preserve land (10/14/04)
OREGON COUNTY -- After the Missouri Department of Conservation was established in 1936, almost immediately future-minded citizens of the state began contributing to Missouri's natural resource heritage. Since 1960 MDC has accepted 132 gifts of land totaling 21,866 acres with a value of $15,715,304...
THS class of '64 to meet (10/14/04)
Thayer High School graduates of 1964 will meet at Warm Fork Cafeteria in Thayer at 4 p.m. Oct. 22 for dinner. After dinner the group will attend the homecoming football game. All graduates of THS are welcome.
Wright, Hillman to exchange vows (10/14/04)
Jason Allen Hillman and Caroline Elizabeth Wright have announced their upcoming wedding. The bride-elect is the daughter of Richard and Kenda Levett of Violet Hill and Bruce and Miriam Wright of Allegan, Mich. She graduated from Melbourne High School in 1999 and earned her bachelor of science degree at the University of Arkansas at Monticello in 2002. She attends Parker College in Dallas and will earn her doctor of chiropractic degree in August 2005...
Dance slated at Lodge (10/14/04)
The Moose Lodge of Mountain Home has announced the following events. A dance will be held from 7:30 to 11:30 p.m. Oct. 15. Music will be provided by the Eagle Mountain Band. Admission is $4 per person. The Oktoberfest dinner will be Oct. 23. The menu consists of bratwurst, German potato salad, coffee and dessert for $5.50...
Wright, Hillman to exchange vows (10/14/04)
Jason Allen Hillman and Caroline Elizabeth Wright have announced their upcoming wedding. The bride-elect is the daughter of Richard and Kenda Levett of Violet Hill and Bruce and Miriam Wright of Allegan, Mich. She graduated from Melbourne High School in 1999 and earned her bachelor of science degree at the University of Arkansas at Monticello in 2002. She attends Parker College in Dallas and will earn her doctor of chiropractic degree in August 2005...
THS class of '64 to meet (10/14/04)
Thayer High School graduates of 1964 will meet at Warm Fork Cafeteria in Thayer at 4 p.m. Oct. 22 for dinner. After dinner the group will attend the homecoming football game. All graduates of THS are welcome.
Dance slated at Lodge (10/14/04)
The Moose Lodge of Mountain Home has announced the following events. A dance will be held from 7:30 to 11:30 p.m. Oct. 15. Music will be provided by the Eagle Mountain Band. Admission is $4 per person. The Oktoberfest dinner will be Oct. 23. The menu consists of bratwurst, German potato salad, coffee and dessert for $5.50...
Tiger muskies stocked in Spring River (10/14/04)
The Jim Hinkle/Spring River State Fish Hatchery and the Union City Fish Hatchery of the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission recently collaborated on a project to provide the stocking of the lower Spring River with tiger Muskies. Tiger muskies are a favorite of many anglers and can be challenging to catch. These fish are hybrids between muskellunge and northern pike, which can grow to a maximum of 53 to 64 inches...
Burns, Dockins lead ICC to third place in regional (10/14/04)
Justin Burns fired a 79, two strokes better than teammate Jesse Dockins (81), to help propel the Izard County Consolidated Cougars' golf squad into the Class AA State Tournament, with a strong showing in the regional round Oct. 6. Burns' score was good enough for medalist honors at Drasco's Tannebaum Golf Course, sight of the Class AA Region 3 Touney...
No contest (10/14/04)
While they're generally regarded as friendly folks, it may be awhile before the citizens of Walnut Ridge welcome Phillip Taylor and Chad Willett back into their fair city. Especially after the way the duo treated the homestanding Bobcats in a 3AA Conference matchup Oct. 8...
Cats grind out win over Willow (10/14/04)
Finally. As the legendary Bum Phillips was known to say during the days he coached the Houston Oilers, "If you keep knocking at the door long enough, you'll finally break the thing down." And that's exactly what the Thayer Bobcats did in their tilt with the Willow Springs Bears Oct. 8...
Burns, Dockins lead ICC to third place in regional (10/14/04)
Justin Burns fired a 79, two strokes better than teammate Jesse Dockins (81), to help propel the Izard County Consolidated Cougars' golf squad into the Class AA State Tournament, with a strong showing in the regional round Oct. 6. Burns' score was good enough for medalist honors at Drasco's Tannebaum Golf Course, sight of the Class AA Region 3 Touney...
Tiger muskies stocked in Spring River (10/14/04)
The Jim Hinkle/Spring River State Fish Hatchery and the Union City Fish Hatchery of the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission recently collaborated on a project to provide the stocking of the lower Spring River with tiger Muskies. Tiger muskies are a favorite of many anglers and can be challenging to catch. These fish are hybrids between muskellunge and northern pike, which can grow to a maximum of 53 to 64 inches...
Cats grind out win over Willow (10/14/04)
Finally. As the legendary Bum Phillips was known to say during the days he coached the Houston Oilers, "If you keep knocking at the door long enough, you'll finally break the thing down." And that's exactly what the Thayer Bobcats did in their tilt with the Willow Springs Bears Oct. 8...
No contest (10/14/04)
While they're generally regarded as friendly folks, it may be awhile before the citizens of Walnut Ridge welcome Phillip Taylor and Chad Willett back into their fair city. Especially after the way the duo treated the homestanding Bobcats in a 3AA Conference matchup Oct. 8...
Donald L. Clark (10/14/04)
Donald L. Clark, 75, of West Plains, Mo., was born the son of the late Edmond Waif Clark and Mandy L. Bowers Clark on Nov 21, 1928, in Thayer, Mo., and died Oct. 2, 2004, at West Plains, Mo. Survivors include his mother, Mandy Clark of West Plains, Mo.; four sons -- Gary L. ...
Patricia Ann Gilroy (10/14/04)
Patricia Ann Gilroy, age 79, of Horseshoe Bend, died Oct. 6, 2004, at the North Arkansas Life Care Center in Horseshoe Bend. She was born Sept. 19, 1925, the daughter of William V. and Anna Kehoe in Chicago, Ill. She was an accountant and a member of the St. Mary's Catholic Church in Horseshoe Bend...
Georgia Sherwood (10/14/04)
Georgia Serel Sherwood of Camp, Ark., daughter of the late Rollin Samuel and Thelma Elvera Potter Pennell, was born March 24, 1943, in Lansing, Mich. She departed this life Oct. 5, 2004, at her home at the age of 61 years, six months and 11 days. She was united in marriage to Eugene Stephen Sherwood on Oct. 13, 1982, in Lansing, Mich. She spent her working years as a homemaker. She was a member of the Salem Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses in Salem...
Samual E. Lyons (10/14/04)
Samual "Sammie" E. Lyons, 71, of Ash Flat, Ark., died Oct. 5, 2004, at Eastern Ozarks Regional Health in Cherokee Village, Ark. Born Aug. 28, 1933, in Lowell, Kan. he was the son of Wilmer Eugene Lyons and Rosalee Brittle. He graduated from Riverton, Kan., High School in 1951. ...
Wanda Lee Farris (10/14/04)
Wanda Lee Farris, 78, of Cave City died Oct. 3, 2004, at her home. Born Feb. 16, 1926, at Franklin, Ark., she was the daughter of Lindsey Owen and Molly Haskett Jones. She was a homemaker and a member of Piney Fork Church of Christ in Evening Shade...
Dale Benton Bassham (10/14/04)
Dale Benton Bassham, 57, of Hardy died Oct. 8, 2004, at St. Bernard's Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro. He was born Dec. 17, 1946, in Moko, Ark., the son of Ernest Benton Bassham and Mary Agnes (Rogers) Bassham. He married Debby Wood Dec. 9, 1971, in Parkin, Ark...
Collin Arthur Brimm (10/14/04)
Collin Arthur Brimm, 78, son of Oziah Dee Brimm and Nettie White Brimm, was born Nov. 2, 1925, in Union County, Ill. He died Oct. 3, 2004, in Oxford, Ark. He was first married to Frances Hubbs. After her death, he was married to Wanda Lee Morgan on Feb. ...
Retha Mae Summers (10/14/04)
Retha Mae Summers, 93, of Heber Springs, Ark., was born Nov. 2, 1910 in Jonesboro, Ark., the daughter of the late Jethro Wyatt and Mettie Lemmons Wyatt. She died Sept. 29, 2004, in Heber Springs, Ark. She was united in marriage June 17, 1940, in Flint, Mich., to Ralph Leroy Miller. She was married on Jan. 9, 1984, in Wynne, Ark., to Clyde Summers...
Sarah Louise Watson (10/14/04)
Sarah Louise Watson, 93, of Thayer, Mo., daughter of the late Tom Louis Rogers and Lilie Belle Starks Rogers was born June 7, 1911, in Mammoth Spring, Ark., and died Oct. 1, 2004, in Thayer. She was united in marriage in 1943, in Salem, Ark., to Elvin Clinton Watson, who preceded her in death June 23, 2003...
Veda May Boles (10/14/04)
Veda May Schmidt Boles, 42, of Evening Shade, Ark., died Oct. 4, 2004, at Baptist Memorial Desoto Hospital in South Haven, Miss. Born April 25, 1962, at Milwaukee, Wis., she was the daughter of Norman John Schmidt Sr. and Sandra Willa-vine Knappenberger Schmidt...
Allen Lee Yarrington (10/14/04)
Allen Lee Yarrington, 62, son of Max Duke and Ruby Mae Cochran Yarrington, was born Dec. 15, 1941, in Keokuk, Iowa. He departed this life Oct. 4, 2004, in Mountain Home, Ark. During his working years he served 31 years as bottle handler for Pepsi Cola in Rock Island, Ill. He was of the Christian faith...
Robert W. McKee (10/14/04)
Robert W. McKee, 78, of Williford, Ark., died Oct. 7, 2004, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. He was born Aug. 31, 1926, in Georgia, the son of Ward and Agnes McKee. He was retired from the U.S. Navy, serving in the World War II and Korea. He was a pallbearer for the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery for the Korean War and was a highly decorated veteran...
Johney Reasons (10/14/04)
Johney Orphus (J.O.) Reasons of Bakersfield, Mo., son of the late Drew Columbus Reasons and Dicie Ann Guffey Reasons, was born Nov. 15, 1917, in Vidette, Ark. He died Oct. 9, 2004, at Fulton County Hospital in Salem, at the age of 86. He married Lela Naomi Morris on Sept. 7, 1940, in Vidette. He was a farmer and member of County Line Baptist Church...
Arlie Pulver (10/14/04)
Arlie Pulver, 79, of Hardy passed away Oct. 7, 2004, at the Ash Flat Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. He was born June 10, 1925, in Little Rock, the daughter of Lida Reans and Hannah Scott Reans. She worked for Wood-haven Lakes, a vacation community in Illinois, before retiring to Arkansas in 1978. She worked at Abundant Life Daycare Center and attended Abundant Life Church in Highland...
Buell F. Montgomery (10/14/04)
Buell F. Montgomery, 88, of Horseshoe Bend died Oct. 10, 2004, at North Arkansas Life Care Center in Horseshoe Bend. Born Nov. 9, 1915, in Blue Sky, Ontario, Canada, he was the son of W.G. and Belle Blue Montgomery. He married Gladys Harmon in 1978 in North Little Rock. He spent his working years as a farmer and was a veteran of World War II where he served with the military police for the Canadian Army. He was a member of the Horseshoe Bend Kiwanis...
Delphia Wisehart (10/14/04)
Delphia Edith Crawford Wisehart, 85, of Wentzville, Mo., was born Feb. 3, 1919, in Oregon County, Mo., the daughter of the late Grover Hollis and Mary Emmer Honeycutt Hollis. She died Sept. 30, 2004, in Lake St. Louis, Mo. She was married in 1941, in Oregon County, Mo., to Denver Crawford. She was later united in marriage in 1966, in St. Louis, to Fred Wisehart. She was a homemaker and was employed by Universal Match Company for several years...
Lloyd Gene Standley (10/14/04)
Lloyd Gene Stanley, son of the late Frank and Ruby Decker Standley, was born sept. 19, 1931, in Chicago, ill. He departed this life Sept. 19, 200, in Horseshoe Bend, Ark., at the age of 73 years. Lloyd married Virginia Lovin in East Chicago, Ill., in 1960. During his working years he was employed by General Mills Cereal. He served in the United States Marines during the Korean War. He was of the baptist faith...
Patricia Ann Gilroy (10/14/04)
Patricia Ann Gilroy, age 79, of Horseshoe Bend, died Oct. 6, 2004, at the North Arkansas Life Care Center in Horseshoe Bend. She was born Sept. 19, 1925, the daughter of William V. and Anna Kehoe in Chicago, Ill. She was an accountant and a member of the St. Mary's Catholic Church in Horseshoe Bend...
Georgia Sherwood (10/14/04)
Georgia Serel Sherwood of Camp, Ark., daughter of the late Rollin Samuel and Thelma Elvera Potter Pennell, was born March 24, 1943, in Lansing, Mich. She departed this life Oct. 5, 2004, at her home at the age of 61 years, six months and 11 days. She was united in marriage to Eugene Stephen Sherwood on Oct. 13, 1982, in Lansing, Mich. She spent her working years as a homemaker. She was a member of the Salem Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses in Salem...
Donald L. Clark (10/14/04)
Donald L. Clark, 75, of West Plains, Mo., was born the son of the late Edmond Waif Clark and Mandy L. Bowers Clark on Nov 21, 1928, in Thayer, Mo., and died Oct. 2, 2004, at West Plains, Mo. Survivors include his mother, Mandy Clark of West Plains, Mo.; four sons -- Gary L. ...
Dale Benton Bassham (10/14/04)
Dale Benton Bassham, 57, of Hardy died Oct. 8, 2004, at St. Bernard's Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro. He was born Dec. 17, 1946, in Moko, Ark., the son of Ernest Benton Bassham and Mary Agnes (Rogers) Bassham. He married Debby Wood Dec. 9, 1971, in Parkin, Ark...
Samual E. Lyons (10/14/04)
Samual "Sammie" E. Lyons, 71, of Ash Flat, Ark., died Oct. 5, 2004, at Eastern Ozarks Regional Health in Cherokee Village, Ark. Born Aug. 28, 1933, in Lowell, Kan. he was the son of Wilmer Eugene Lyons and Rosalee Brittle. He graduated from Riverton, Kan., High School in 1951. ...
Wanda Lee Farris (10/14/04)
Wanda Lee Farris, 78, of Cave City died Oct. 3, 2004, at her home. Born Feb. 16, 1926, at Franklin, Ark., she was the daughter of Lindsey Owen and Molly Haskett Jones. She was a homemaker and a member of Piney Fork Church of Christ in Evening Shade...
Retha Mae Summers (10/14/04)
Retha Mae Summers, 93, of Heber Springs, Ark., was born Nov. 2, 1910 in Jonesboro, Ark., the daughter of the late Jethro Wyatt and Mettie Lemmons Wyatt. She died Sept. 29, 2004, in Heber Springs, Ark. She was united in marriage June 17, 1940, in Flint, Mich., to Ralph Leroy Miller. She was married on Jan. 9, 1984, in Wynne, Ark., to Clyde Summers...
Collin Arthur Brimm (10/14/04)
Collin Arthur Brimm, 78, son of Oziah Dee Brimm and Nettie White Brimm, was born Nov. 2, 1925, in Union County, Ill. He died Oct. 3, 2004, in Oxford, Ark. He was first married to Frances Hubbs. After her death, he was married to Wanda Lee Morgan on Feb. ...
Johney Reasons (10/14/04)
Johney Orphus (J.O.) Reasons of Bakersfield, Mo., son of the late Drew Columbus Reasons and Dicie Ann Guffey Reasons, was born Nov. 15, 1917, in Vidette, Ark. He died Oct. 9, 2004, at Fulton County Hospital in Salem, at the age of 86. He married Lela Naomi Morris on Sept. 7, 1940, in Vidette. He was a farmer and member of County Line Baptist Church...
Buell F. Montgomery (10/14/04)
Buell F. Montgomery, 88, of Horseshoe Bend died Oct. 10, 2004, at North Arkansas Life Care Center in Horseshoe Bend. Born Nov. 9, 1915, in Blue Sky, Ontario, Canada, he was the son of W.G. and Belle Blue Montgomery. He married Gladys Harmon in 1978 in North Little Rock. He spent his working years as a farmer and was a veteran of World War II where he served with the military police for the Canadian Army. He was a member of the Horseshoe Bend Kiwanis...
Allen Lee Yarrington (10/14/04)
Allen Lee Yarrington, 62, son of Max Duke and Ruby Mae Cochran Yarrington, was born Dec. 15, 1941, in Keokuk, Iowa. He departed this life Oct. 4, 2004, in Mountain Home, Ark. During his working years he served 31 years as bottle handler for Pepsi Cola in Rock Island, Ill. He was of the Christian faith...
Veda May Boles (10/14/04)
Veda May Schmidt Boles, 42, of Evening Shade, Ark., died Oct. 4, 2004, at Baptist Memorial Desoto Hospital in South Haven, Miss. Born April 25, 1962, at Milwaukee, Wis., she was the daughter of Norman John Schmidt Sr. and Sandra Willa-vine Knappenberger Schmidt...
Sarah Louise Watson (10/14/04)
Sarah Louise Watson, 93, of Thayer, Mo., daughter of the late Tom Louis Rogers and Lilie Belle Starks Rogers was born June 7, 1911, in Mammoth Spring, Ark., and died Oct. 1, 2004, in Thayer. She was united in marriage in 1943, in Salem, Ark., to Elvin Clinton Watson, who preceded her in death June 23, 2003...
Lloyd Gene Standley (10/14/04)
Lloyd Gene Stanley, son of the late Frank and Ruby Decker Standley, was born sept. 19, 1931, in Chicago, ill. He departed this life Sept. 19, 200, in Horseshoe Bend, Ark., at the age of 73 years. Lloyd married Virginia Lovin in East Chicago, Ill., in 1960. During his working years he was employed by General Mills Cereal. He served in the United States Marines during the Korean War. He was of the baptist faith...
Arlie Pulver (10/14/04)
Arlie Pulver, 79, of Hardy passed away Oct. 7, 2004, at the Ash Flat Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. He was born June 10, 1925, in Little Rock, the daughter of Lida Reans and Hannah Scott Reans. She worked for Wood-haven Lakes, a vacation community in Illinois, before retiring to Arkansas in 1978. She worked at Abundant Life Daycare Center and attended Abundant Life Church in Highland...
Robert W. McKee (10/14/04)
Robert W. McKee, 78, of Williford, Ark., died Oct. 7, 2004, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. He was born Aug. 31, 1926, in Georgia, the son of Ward and Agnes McKee. He was retired from the U.S. Navy, serving in the World War II and Korea. He was a pallbearer for the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery for the Korean War and was a highly decorated veteran...
Delphia Wisehart (10/14/04)
Delphia Edith Crawford Wisehart, 85, of Wentzville, Mo., was born Feb. 3, 1919, in Oregon County, Mo., the daughter of the late Grover Hollis and Mary Emmer Honeycutt Hollis. She died Sept. 30, 2004, in Lake St. Louis, Mo. She was married in 1941, in Oregon County, Mo., to Denver Crawford. She was later united in marriage in 1966, in St. Louis, to Fred Wisehart. She was a homemaker and was employed by Universal Match Company for several years...
Krauter, Wrenfrow to wed (10/14/04)
Hershel Wrenfrow and Lisa Krauter will exchange wedding vows Oct. 23 at noon. The ceremony will be held at the Junior and Kathy Collins home with Floyd Rikard officiating. A reception will follow. All family and friends are invited.
Krauter, Wrenfrow to wed (10/14/04)
Hershel Wrenfrow and Lisa Krauter will exchange wedding vows Oct. 23 at noon. The ceremony will be held at the Junior and Kathy Collins home with Floyd Rikard officiating. A reception will follow. All family and friends are invited.
Former MS resident marks 50th year as Blue Eye pastor (10/14/04)
Bowman Pentecostal Church of Blue Eye, Mo., will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Rev. Raymond L. Lasseter as pastor Oct. 23 from 1 to 6 p.m. at the church. In October 1954, the Rev. Lasseter and his wife, Vivian, along with their two children, Raymond Jr. ...
Owenses to mark 45th anniversary (10/14/04)
Mr. and Mrs. Ed Owens of Salem will celebrate their 45th wedding anniversary Oct. 14. The couple married Oct. 14, 1959, in Washington state. They have four children -- Greg Owens of Salem, Cindy Thorton of Salem, Sheila Bales of Salem, and Dan Owens of Brooklyn, Iowa. They also have 14 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren...
Former MS resident marks 50th year as Blue Eye pastor (10/14/04)
Bowman Pentecostal Church of Blue Eye, Mo., will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Rev. Raymond L. Lasseter as pastor Oct. 23 from 1 to 6 p.m. at the church. In October 1954, the Rev. Lasseter and his wife, Vivian, along with their two children, Raymond Jr. ...
Owenses to mark 45th anniversary (10/14/04)
Mr. and Mrs. Ed Owens of Salem will celebrate their 45th wedding anniversary Oct. 14. The couple married Oct. 14, 1959, in Washington state. They have four children -- Greg Owens of Salem, Cindy Thorton of Salem, Sheila Bales of Salem, and Dan Owens of Brooklyn, Iowa. They also have 14 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren...
State Capitol Week in Review (10/14/04)
In mid-October the Legislature begins budget hearings, a thorough review of all state agency spending requests for the next two fiscal years. Budget hearings are essential preparation for the regular session that begins in January. The Legislative Council and the Joint Budget Committee conduct the meetings, in which state agency officials present their proposed budgets...
Capitol Report (10/14/04)
This week I started my visits to schools in the district that participate in the Missouri Reads Program. Scholastic Books provides the books for each elementary school and I get to deliver the books and talk about the importance of each student learning to be the best reader they can be. This is a wonderful part of my job, getting to the classroom and seeing those smiling faces and hearing our children's dreams for the future...
Boldly Going Nowhere (10/14/04)
Life is full of surprises -- some days are good and other days are downright rotten. One sunny afternoon near the end of September, I walked out to my mailbox at the end of the driveway. Just as I opened the box, one of the local teen-age airheads came careening around the corner on his ATV with the throttle wide open and zero consideration for safety. ...
Capitol Report (10/14/04)
This week I started my visits to schools in the district that participate in the Missouri Reads Program. Scholastic Books provides the books for each elementary school and I get to deliver the books and talk about the importance of each student learning to be the best reader they can be. This is a wonderful part of my job, getting to the classroom and seeing those smiling faces and hearing our children's dreams for the future...
Boldly Going Nowhere (10/14/04)
Life is full of surprises -- some days are good and other days are downright rotten. One sunny afternoon near the end of September, I walked out to my mailbox at the end of the driveway. Just as I opened the box, one of the local teen-age airheads came careening around the corner on his ATV with the throttle wide open and zero consideration for safety. ...
State Capitol Week in Review (10/14/04)
In mid-October the Legislature begins budget hearings, a thorough review of all state agency spending requests for the next two fiscal years. Budget hearings are essential preparation for the regular session that begins in January. The Legislative Council and the Joint Budget Committee conduct the meetings, in which state agency officials present their proposed budgets...