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Stories from Thursday, October 28, 2004

MS revenue office still open (10/28/04)
MAMMOTH SPRING -- After a year, the plan by Mammoth Spring Mayor Jean Pace to keep the Mammoth Spring Revenue Office open seems to be working. Last October, the Arkansas Department of Finance and Administration said 33 revenue offices statewide would have to be closed and Mammoth Spring was one of them. The closure of the offices would have reportedly saved the state $640,000 a year...
Oregon County to vote on representative, Amendment 3 (10/28/04)
OREGON COUNTY -- All the local races in Oregon County that will appear on the Nov. 3 election ballot are uncontested. One district race of interest that involves Oregon County voters is the District 153 state representative race. Incumbent Mike Dethrow of Alton will face former state Rep. Gene Oakley from Van Buren. Dethrow is running as a Republican and Oakley runs as a Democrat...
Voters to go to polls in tri counties (10/28/04)
Voters in Fulton, Izard and Sharp counties will go to the polls Nov. 2 to elect candidates to office. Following is a list of candidates in each of the tri counties. Fulton County: County Judge -- Gary Phillips (R); Charles Willett (D) District 82 seat -- Curren Everett (D); Linn Garner (I); Diana Turner (R)...
Thayer woman charged with sodomy (10/28/04)
OREGON COUNTY -- A Thayer woman has been charged with felony first degree statutory sodomy. According to a report from the Oregon County Sheriff's Office, Jamie A. Madden, 34, of Thayer was arrested Oct. 19. She is in the Oregon County jail at Alton with a bond set at $75,000...
MS man sentenced in drug ring case (10/28/04)
A Mammoth Spring man will serve a lengthy federal sentence after he was convicted Oct. 20 in U.S. District Court on drug and firearms charges. U.S. District Judge George Howard Jr. sentenced Mathew Arlen Hayes, 35, to 19 1/2 years in federal prison...
Halloween to be observed on Saturday (10/28/04)
AREA -- Because Halloween this year falls on Sunday, all communities in Oregon County -- Alton, Koshkonong, Myrtle and Thayer, as well as Mammoth Spring to the south -- will observe Halloween activities this year on Saturday. In all communities, the time set for trick-or-treating will be dusk to dark, city officials said...
Judge candidate explains Izard road plan (10/28/04)
Roads and economic development are issues the new Izard County Judge will have to deal with after the Nov. 2 general election. The News asked the two contenders for the judge's seat, Democrat Rayburn Finley and Independent Jackie Copeland, how they would address these issues...
Pace 'pleased' with revenue office (10/28/04)
After a year, the plan by Mammoth Spring Mayor Jean Pace to keep the Mammoth Spring Revenue Office open seems to be working. Last October, the Arkansas Department of Finance and Administration said 33 revenue offices statewide would have to be closed and Mammoth Spring was one of them. The closure of the offices would have reportedly saved the state $640,000 a year...
Crawford, Murphy vie for Sharp judge (10/28/04)
Two candidates are vying for Sharp County Judge: incumbent Democrat Harold Crawford and independent challenger J.R. Murphy. The Villager Journal asked the candidates to respond to questions about what they each hope to accomplish in office. The questions and their answers follow:...
President Bush awards three Fun and Friends volunteers (10/28/04)
THAYER -- Three Thayer Fun and Friends volunteers have been awarded the President's Volunteer Service Award by President George Bush. The three are Roberta Lee Gaines, Jessie Mae Burkhead and Linda McGhee. The awards were presented on behalf of members of the President's Council on Service and Civic Participation. ...
Izard voters to decide on E-9-1-1 (10/28/04)
Voters in Izard County will decide Nov. 2 on a measure to implement Enhanced 9-1-1 in the county. If approved the Enhanced 9-1-1 system would give emergency personnel the longitude and latitude from which a call originated. The current system has caller identification but it does not show every caller's identification, said Izard County Judge Eddie Cooper...
Up and away ... (10/28/04)
NEW LEAF VAC: The city of Thayer recently applied for and received a grant from the South Central Solid Waste Management District to buy a new leaf vacuum. One day last week at the Thayer Cemetery city workers -- Stanley Hedden, Allen Mitchell and Van Garrison -- put the new vacuum to use. Officials at City Hall said now city residents will not have to burn leaves. Thayer residents can now call City Hall to make appointments for city workers will bring the leaf vac to their homes...
Drying off ... (10/28/04)
Taking Flight: Geese at the Salem City Park dry their feathers and prepare to fly as thousands of their brethren from all over the country head south for the winter. Photo/Jared
Pirates power past Bobcats (10/28/04)
You really can't blame the Thayer Bobcats if they hope to never see another team line up in the double wing offense. A week after watching the Cabool Bulldogs march up and down the field out of that formation, the Bobcats welcomed the Ash Grove Pirates, another squad that favors that power-running set, to Louis Bozman Stadium for Homecoming 2004 and for the kickoff of Class 1, District 5 play...
President Bush awards three Fun and Friends volunteers (10/28/04)
THAYER -- Three Thayer Fun and Friends volunteers have been awarded the President's Volunteer Service Award by President George Bush. The three are Roberta Lee Gaines, Jessie Mae Burkhead and Linda McGhee. The awards were presented on behalf of members of the President's Council on Service and Civic Participation. ...
Crawford, Murphy vie for Sharp judge (10/28/04)
Two candidates are vying for Sharp County Judge: incumbent Democrat Harold Crawford and independent challenger J.R. Murphy. The Villager Journal asked the candidates to respond to questions about what they each hope to accomplish in office. The questions and their answers follow:...
Pace 'pleased' with revenue office (10/28/04)
After a year, the plan by Mammoth Spring Mayor Jean Pace to keep the Mammoth Spring Revenue Office open seems to be working. Last October, the Arkansas Department of Finance and Administration said 33 revenue offices statewide would have to be closed and Mammoth Spring was one of them. The closure of the offices would have reportedly saved the state $640,000 a year...
Judge candidate explains Izard road plan (10/28/04)
Roads and economic development are issues the new Izard County Judge will have to deal with after the Nov. 2 general election. The News asked the two contenders for the judge's seat, Democrat Rayburn Finley and Independent Jackie Copeland, how they would address these issues...
Halloween to be observed on Saturday (10/28/04)
AREA -- Because Halloween this year falls on Sunday, all communities in Oregon County -- Alton, Koshkonong, Myrtle and Thayer, as well as Mammoth Spring to the south -- will observe Halloween activities this year on Saturday. In all communities, the time set for trick-or-treating will be dusk to dark, city officials said...
Pirates power past Bobcats (10/28/04)
You really can't blame the Thayer Bobcats if they hope to never see another team line up in the double wing offense. A week after watching the Cabool Bulldogs march up and down the field out of that formation, the Bobcats welcomed the Ash Grove Pirates, another squad that favors that power-running set, to Louis Bozman Stadium for Homecoming 2004 and for the kickoff of Class 1, District 5 play...
Drying off ... (10/28/04)
Taking Flight: Geese at the Salem City Park dry their feathers and prepare to fly as thousands of their brethren from all over the country head south for the winter. Photo/Jared
Up and away ... (10/28/04)
NEW LEAF VAC: The city of Thayer recently applied for and received a grant from the South Central Solid Waste Management District to buy a new leaf vacuum. One day last week at the Thayer Cemetery city workers -- Stanley Hedden, Allen Mitchell and Van Garrison -- put the new vacuum to use. Officials at City Hall said now city residents will not have to burn leaves. Thayer residents can now call City Hall to make appointments for city workers will bring the leaf vac to their homes...
Izard voters to decide on E-9-1-1 (10/28/04)
Voters in Izard County will decide Nov. 2 on a measure to implement Enhanced 9-1-1 in the county. If approved the Enhanced 9-1-1 system would give emergency personnel the longitude and latitude from which a call originated. The current system has caller identification but it does not show every caller's identification, said Izard County Judge Eddie Cooper...
Oregon County to vote on representative, Amendment 3 (10/28/04)
OREGON COUNTY -- All the local races in Oregon County that will appear on the Nov. 3 election ballot are uncontested. One district race of interest that involves Oregon County voters is the District 153 state representative race. Incumbent Mike Dethrow of Alton will face former state Rep. Gene Oakley from Van Buren. Dethrow is running as a Republican and Oakley runs as a Democrat...
MS revenue office still open (10/28/04)
MAMMOTH SPRING -- After a year, the plan by Mammoth Spring Mayor Jean Pace to keep the Mammoth Spring Revenue Office open seems to be working. Last October, the Arkansas Department of Finance and Administration said 33 revenue offices statewide would have to be closed and Mammoth Spring was one of them. The closure of the offices would have reportedly saved the state $640,000 a year...
MS man sentenced in drug ring case (10/28/04)
A Mammoth Spring man will serve a lengthy federal sentence after he was convicted Oct. 20 in U.S. District Court on drug and firearms charges. U.S. District Judge George Howard Jr. sentenced Mathew Arlen Hayes, 35, to 19 1/2 years in federal prison...
Thayer woman charged with sodomy (10/28/04)
OREGON COUNTY -- A Thayer woman has been charged with felony first degree statutory sodomy. According to a report from the Oregon County Sheriff's Office, Jamie A. Madden, 34, of Thayer was arrested Oct. 19. She is in the Oregon County jail at Alton with a bond set at $75,000...
Voters to go to polls in tri counties (10/28/04)
Voters in Fulton, Izard and Sharp counties will go to the polls Nov. 2 to elect candidates to office. Following is a list of candidates in each of the tri counties. Fulton County: County Judge -- Gary Phillips (R); Charles Willett (D) District 82 seat -- Curren Everett (D); Linn Garner (I); Diana Turner (R)...
Goodwin accepted into clerk academy (10/28/04)
Charlotte F. Goodwin, CMC, recorder/treasurer of the city of Ash Flat, has been accepted into the first level of the IIMC Master Municipal Clerk Academy. The Master Municipal Clerk Academy was established to further professional education of municipal clerks and to enhance their skills as needed to meet the challenges of the office of municipal clerk. ...
Lutheran women meet (10/28/04)
The board and the executive board of the Northeast Arkansas Zone Lutheran Women's Missionary League met Sept. 18 at Pilgrim Lutheran Church in Jonesboro. President Nancy Shewmaker opened the meeting. The fall rally will be held at Waldenburg Lutheran Church Oct. ...
Swing graduates from basic training (10/28/04)
Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Travis R. Swing has graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio. Swing is the son of Jeff Swing of Last Frontier Circle, Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, and the grandson of Lee and Dee Mears of Horseshoe Bend...
Bradley/Neal family to gather (10/28/04)
The Bradley/Neal 2004 family reunion will be held Oct. 30 at the Byron Fire Station. The fire station is located 10 miles southwest of Salem on Highway 395 South. The family plans to gather at 11 a.m. for lunch together and then visit for a couple of hours. This will be a potluck meal...
Goodwin accepted into clerk academy (10/28/04)
Charlotte F. Goodwin, CMC, recorder/treasurer of the city of Ash Flat, has been accepted into the first level of the IIMC Master Municipal Clerk Academy. The Master Municipal Clerk Academy was established to further professional education of municipal clerks and to enhance their skills as needed to meet the challenges of the office of municipal clerk. ...
Lutheran women meet (10/28/04)
The board and the executive board of the Northeast Arkansas Zone Lutheran Women's Missionary League met Sept. 18 at Pilgrim Lutheran Church in Jonesboro. President Nancy Shewmaker opened the meeting. The fall rally will be held at Waldenburg Lutheran Church Oct. ...
Bradley/Neal family to gather (10/28/04)
The Bradley/Neal 2004 family reunion will be held Oct. 30 at the Byron Fire Station. The fire station is located 10 miles southwest of Salem on Highway 395 South. The family plans to gather at 11 a.m. for lunch together and then visit for a couple of hours. This will be a potluck meal...
Swing graduates from basic training (10/28/04)
Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Travis R. Swing has graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio. Swing is the son of Jeff Swing of Last Frontier Circle, Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, and the grandson of Lee and Dee Mears of Horseshoe Bend...
Mammoth Spring splits pair of games with Cushman in E Shade Classic (10/28/04)
Mammoth Spring split a pair of games with Cushman Oct. 21 at the Anthony Ford Evening Shade Classic, with the Bears losing a 46-43 heartbreaker to the Bulldogs before the Lady Bears evened things up by hammering Cushman 57-36. In boys' action, the Bears thoroughly dominated Cushman, inside and out, by keeping the Bulldogs out of their comfort zone on offense...
Crossing off the T-Birds (10/28/04)
There's nothing like being in the driver's seat instead of just along for the ride. And the driver's seat was just exactly what the Salem Greyhounds were in heading into their Oct. 22 matchup with the Cross County Thunderbirds at Greyhound Stadium...
Bluebirds top Indians in season-opening action (10/28/04)
The 2004 basketball season tipped off in earnest Oct. 18 as Williford and Mount Pleasant tangled in the Anthony Ford Evening Shade Classic at Burt Reynolds Gymnasium in Evening Shade. The Lady Indians of Williford gave Mount Pleasant all they wanted before falling 42-39 to the Lady Bluebirds, while Mount Pleasant had an easier go of it in boys' action, knocking off the Indians 68-49...
Mammoth Spring splits pair of games with Cushman in E Shade Classic (10/28/04)
Mammoth Spring split a pair of games with Cushman Oct. 21 at the Anthony Ford Evening Shade Classic, with the Bears losing a 46-43 heartbreaker to the Bulldogs before the Lady Bears evened things up by hammering Cushman 57-36. In boys' action, the Bears thoroughly dominated Cushman, inside and out, by keeping the Bulldogs out of their comfort zone on offense...
Crossing off the T-Birds (10/28/04)
There's nothing like being in the driver's seat instead of just along for the ride. And the driver's seat was just exactly what the Salem Greyhounds were in heading into their Oct. 22 matchup with the Cross County Thunderbirds at Greyhound Stadium...
Bluebirds top Indians in season-opening action (10/28/04)
The 2004 basketball season tipped off in earnest Oct. 18 as Williford and Mount Pleasant tangled in the Anthony Ford Evening Shade Classic at Burt Reynolds Gymnasium in Evening Shade. The Lady Indians of Williford gave Mount Pleasant all they wanted before falling 42-39 to the Lady Bluebirds, while Mount Pleasant had an easier go of it in boys' action, knocking off the Indians 68-49...
Lora May Owens (10/28/04)
Lora May Owens , 94, of Salem, Ark., daughter of the late Henry "Frank" Hall and Ada Belle Bishop Hall, was born Feb. 5, 1910, in Heart, Ark. She died Oct. 20, 2004, at Fulton County Nursing Home in Salem. She was united in marriage to Clarence Albert Owens Aug. 12, 1930, in French Town, Ark. to this union two children were born. She was a clerk in various retail establishments for many years. She was a member of Salem Church of Christ...
Duaine Kingston (10/28/04)
Duaine Steven Kingston, of Salem, son of Ruth Ellen (Hails) Kingston and the late Robert Eugene Kingston was born Aug. 27, 1962, in Riverside, Calif. He died Oct. 17, 2004, at Salem at the age of 42 years. Duaine spent his working years as a chef. He was a member of the Spring River Moose Lodge 739 of Salem...
Robert E. Bedard (10/28/04)
Robert E. Bedard, 66, of Cherokee Village, Ark., died Oct. 18, 2004, at Eaglecrest Nursing Home in Ash Flat, Ark. He retired from Wal-Mart and had served in the U.S. Marine Corps. He is survived by a best friend, Jerry Knopp and his family. He was preceded in death by his parents, Alcide and Anglinee Bedard...
Donald Govar Powell (10/28/04)
Donald Govar Powell, 66, of Williford died Oct. 21, 2004, at his home. Born in Hardy, he was the son of Robert and Birtha Powell. He was a retired opertaion engineer for pipe line construction, and a member of the Ravenden Masonic Lodge. Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law -- Ellen and W.L. ...
Mathias (Mat) Kallestad (10/28/04)
Mathias (Mat) John Kallestad, 88, who was a resident at Parkside Meadows Retirement Community in St. Charles, Mo., since 2003, died Oct. 15, 2004, at Barnes Hospital in St. Louis. He was a former resident of Cherokee Village. Born Dec. 11, 1915, in Rodman, Iowa, he was the oldest of six children. ...
M. Juanita Hastings (10/28/04)
M. Juanita Hastings, 87, of Sandtown died Oct. 21, 2004, at Cave City Nursing Home. Born Feb. 11, 1917, at Cushman, she was the daughter of Clyde and Bertha Hester Smith Lesley. She was a homemaker and a member of Pool's Chapel Free Will Baptist Church at Sandtown...
Ella S. Dodson (10/28/04)
Ella S. Dodson, 95, of Ash Flat died Oct. 22, 2004, at Eastern Ozarks Regional Health System. Born July 21, 1909, in Ash Grove, Neb., she was the daughter of John Bunger and Lena Marie Bunger. She was a teacher. Survivors include her daughter, Phyllis Dodson Foley of Cherokee Village; and two siters -- Rose Jelken of Hildreth, Neb., and Helena Garits of Kearney, Neb...
Ray J. Morgan Jr. (10/28/04)
Ray J. Morgan Jr., 76, of South Bend, Ind., died Oct. 18, 2004, at South Bend. Born Oct. 31, 1927, at Batesville, Ark., he was the son of Ray Morgan and Myrtle Ione Christenberry Morgan. He served in the United States Navy during World War II, was a factory worker and a member of Landmark Missionary Baptist Church in South Bend...
A.L. Hutson (10/28/04)
A.L. Hutson, a high school and college basketball standout who was instrumental in the formation of the Highland School District from the previous Hardy and Ash Flat districts, died Oct. 22, 2004. He was 81. Hutson, a former mayor of Hardy who spent most of his life in school administration, was a varsity basketball player for Arkansas State College in the 1940s...
Emil J. Hilbert (10/28/04)
Emil J. Hilbert, 82, of Cherokee Village, passed away Oct. 18, 2004, at St. Bernard's Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro. Hilbert was born Nov. 28, 1921, in St. Louis, Mo., the son of Karl Hilbert and Theckla (Wehner) Hilbert. He was a Sea Bee in the Navy during World War II...
John "Bud" Biby (10/28/04)
John Wayne "Bud" Biby, 61, of Salem, Ark., son of the late William Francis Biby and Clara Bell Hager Biby was born Sept. 25, 1943, in Hornersville, Mo. He died Oct. 19, 2004, at White County Medical Center in Searcy. He was united in marriage to Marjorie Fletcher Aug. 18, 1973, at Saddle, Ark. During his working years, he worked in road construction. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Hornersville, Mo...
William "Leon" Young (10/28/04)
William "Leon" Young, of Viola, Ark., was born Oct. 20, 1921, at Monticello, Ark., to Clifton and Vennie Copeland Young. He died Oct. 18, 2004, at Baxter Regional Medical Center in Mountain Home. He was 82. He was a sales representative with Nabisco Company for 28 years. He was a World War II Army veteran...
Clifford Stewart (10/28/04)
Clifford Stewart, 75, died Oct. 20, 2004, in Midway Medical Clinic at Highland, Ark. Born in Harlan, Ky., he was the son of Conrad and Buelah Martin Stewart. He worked as a paper salesman for the graphic arts industry before retiring to Cherokee Village. He was a member of Cherokee Village First Baptist Church, Omaha Health and Fitness Center, Cherokee Village Men's Golf Association and Bowling League...
Eugene Emil Andres (10/28/04)
Eugene Emil Andres, 79, of Antigo, Wis., was born Feb. 18, 1925, in Antigo the son of Emil Andres and Clara Kloida. He died Oct. 17, 2004, at the Langlade Memorial Hospital in Antigo in LeRoyer Hospice Care. He was married to Geraldine Knolinski May 21, 1947 at St. Hyacinth Catholic Church in Antigo. She died July 24, 1980...
Johnny Smith (10/28/04)
The Rev. Johnny Smith, 71, of Cherokee Village died Oct. 22, 2004, at his home. Born March 17, 1933, in Hollow Rock, Tenn., he was the son of Jerry and Hazel Crews Smith. He was a retired minsiter, a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean Conflict and a member of First Baptist Church of Hardy...
George "Hoon" Vehawn (10/28/04)
George "Hoon" Vehawn was born April 13, 1928, in Lewistown, Mont., and died Oct., 9, 2004 in Springfield, Mo., at his home. He graduated from Fargus High School in April 1946, and immediately joined the U.S. Navy. In 1966, he moved with his family to Thomasville, Mo., from California, after retiring after 21 years of Naval service. ...
John Elliott Stoneham (10/28/04)
John Elliott Stoneham, 63, of Batesville, died Oct. 19, 2004, at Rolling Hills Nursing Center in Batesville. Born April 18, 1941, at Newburgh, N.Y., he was the son of Laurence John and Alice Marie McCormick Stoneham. He was a U.S. Navy veteran, an electrical engineer for General Electric, a member of the Professional Electrical Engineers Association and was of the Catholic faith...
Lois Ann Choat (10/28/04)
Lois Ann McComas Choat, 56, of Imboden, Ark., formerly of Hardy, died Oct. 15, 204, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital in Walnut Ridge. Born Oct. 24, 1947, near Birch Tree, Mo., she was he daughter of Isaac D. Huff and Betty Bryant. She was a licensed practical nurse and worked at different area hospitals during her career and also with home health...
Mary Thompson (10/28/04)
Mary Beatrice Mayfield Thompson, 80, daughter of the late Henderson and Hattie Mayfield, was born June 21, 1924, in Calico Rock, Ark. She died Oct. 12, 2004, at her home in Calico Rock. Beatrice was a 1943 graduate of Calico Rock High School. She married Patrick Eugene Thompson Sr. Nov. 26, 1946. To this union two sons were born. She spent her life as a wife, mother, grandmother and homemaker. She retired from the Baxter Lab after 22 years of employment. She was of the Catholic faith...
George "Hoon" Vehawn (10/28/04)
George "Hoon" Vehawn was born April 13, 1928, in Lewistown, Mont., and died Oct., 9, 2004 in Springfield, Mo., at his home. He graduated from Fargus High School in April 1946, and immediately joined the U.S. Navy. In 1966, he moved with his family to Thomasville, Mo., from California, after retiring after 21 years of Naval service. ...
Eugene Emil Andres (10/28/04)
Eugene Emil Andres, 79, of Antigo, Wis., was born Feb. 18, 1925, in Antigo the son of Emil Andres and Clara Kloida. He died Oct. 17, 2004, at the Langlade Memorial Hospital in Antigo in LeRoyer Hospice Care. He was married to Geraldine Knolinski May 21, 1947 at St. Hyacinth Catholic Church in Antigo. She died July 24, 1980...
Lois Ann Choat (10/28/04)
Lois Ann McComas Choat, 56, of Imboden, Ark., formerly of Hardy, died Oct. 15, 204, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital in Walnut Ridge. Born Oct. 24, 1947, near Birch Tree, Mo., she was he daughter of Isaac D. Huff and Betty Bryant. She was a licensed practical nurse and worked at different area hospitals during her career and also with home health...
John Elliott Stoneham (10/28/04)
John Elliott Stoneham, 63, of Batesville, died Oct. 19, 2004, at Rolling Hills Nursing Center in Batesville. Born April 18, 1941, at Newburgh, N.Y., he was the son of Laurence John and Alice Marie McCormick Stoneham. He was a U.S. Navy veteran, an electrical engineer for General Electric, a member of the Professional Electrical Engineers Association and was of the Catholic faith...
Mary Thompson (10/28/04)
Mary Beatrice Mayfield Thompson, 80, daughter of the late Henderson and Hattie Mayfield, was born June 21, 1924, in Calico Rock, Ark. She died Oct. 12, 2004, at her home in Calico Rock. Beatrice was a 1943 graduate of Calico Rock High School. She married Patrick Eugene Thompson Sr. Nov. 26, 1946. To this union two sons were born. She spent her life as a wife, mother, grandmother and homemaker. She retired from the Baxter Lab after 22 years of employment. She was of the Catholic faith...
Johnny Smith (10/28/04)
The Rev. Johnny Smith, 71, of Cherokee Village died Oct. 22, 2004, at his home. Born March 17, 1933, in Hollow Rock, Tenn., he was the son of Jerry and Hazel Crews Smith. He was a retired minsiter, a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean Conflict and a member of First Baptist Church of Hardy...
William "Leon" Young (10/28/04)
William "Leon" Young, of Viola, Ark., was born Oct. 20, 1921, at Monticello, Ark., to Clifton and Vennie Copeland Young. He died Oct. 18, 2004, at Baxter Regional Medical Center in Mountain Home. He was 82. He was a sales representative with Nabisco Company for 28 years. He was a World War II Army veteran...
John "Bud" Biby (10/28/04)
John Wayne "Bud" Biby, 61, of Salem, Ark., son of the late William Francis Biby and Clara Bell Hager Biby was born Sept. 25, 1943, in Hornersville, Mo. He died Oct. 19, 2004, at White County Medical Center in Searcy. He was united in marriage to Marjorie Fletcher Aug. 18, 1973, at Saddle, Ark. During his working years, he worked in road construction. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Hornersville, Mo...
Duaine Kingston (10/28/04)
Duaine Steven Kingston, of Salem, son of Ruth Ellen (Hails) Kingston and the late Robert Eugene Kingston was born Aug. 27, 1962, in Riverside, Calif. He died Oct. 17, 2004, at Salem at the age of 42 years. Duaine spent his working years as a chef. He was a member of the Spring River Moose Lodge 739 of Salem...
Robert E. Bedard (10/28/04)
Robert E. Bedard, 66, of Cherokee Village, Ark., died Oct. 18, 2004, at Eaglecrest Nursing Home in Ash Flat, Ark. He retired from Wal-Mart and had served in the U.S. Marine Corps. He is survived by a best friend, Jerry Knopp and his family. He was preceded in death by his parents, Alcide and Anglinee Bedard...
Mathias (Mat) Kallestad (10/28/04)
Mathias (Mat) John Kallestad, 88, who was a resident at Parkside Meadows Retirement Community in St. Charles, Mo., since 2003, died Oct. 15, 2004, at Barnes Hospital in St. Louis. He was a former resident of Cherokee Village. Born Dec. 11, 1915, in Rodman, Iowa, he was the oldest of six children. ...
M. Juanita Hastings (10/28/04)
M. Juanita Hastings, 87, of Sandtown died Oct. 21, 2004, at Cave City Nursing Home. Born Feb. 11, 1917, at Cushman, she was the daughter of Clyde and Bertha Hester Smith Lesley. She was a homemaker and a member of Pool's Chapel Free Will Baptist Church at Sandtown...
Clifford Stewart (10/28/04)
Clifford Stewart, 75, died Oct. 20, 2004, in Midway Medical Clinic at Highland, Ark. Born in Harlan, Ky., he was the son of Conrad and Buelah Martin Stewart. He worked as a paper salesman for the graphic arts industry before retiring to Cherokee Village. He was a member of Cherokee Village First Baptist Church, Omaha Health and Fitness Center, Cherokee Village Men's Golf Association and Bowling League...
Ella S. Dodson (10/28/04)
Ella S. Dodson, 95, of Ash Flat died Oct. 22, 2004, at Eastern Ozarks Regional Health System. Born July 21, 1909, in Ash Grove, Neb., she was the daughter of John Bunger and Lena Marie Bunger. She was a teacher. Survivors include her daughter, Phyllis Dodson Foley of Cherokee Village; and two siters -- Rose Jelken of Hildreth, Neb., and Helena Garits of Kearney, Neb...
Lora May Owens (10/28/04)
Lora May Owens , 94, of Salem, Ark., daughter of the late Henry "Frank" Hall and Ada Belle Bishop Hall, was born Feb. 5, 1910, in Heart, Ark. She died Oct. 20, 2004, at Fulton County Nursing Home in Salem. She was united in marriage to Clarence Albert Owens Aug. 12, 1930, in French Town, Ark. to this union two children were born. She was a clerk in various retail establishments for many years. She was a member of Salem Church of Christ...
Emil J. Hilbert (10/28/04)
Emil J. Hilbert, 82, of Cherokee Village, passed away Oct. 18, 2004, at St. Bernard's Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro. Hilbert was born Nov. 28, 1921, in St. Louis, Mo., the son of Karl Hilbert and Theckla (Wehner) Hilbert. He was a Sea Bee in the Navy during World War II...
Ray J. Morgan Jr. (10/28/04)
Ray J. Morgan Jr., 76, of South Bend, Ind., died Oct. 18, 2004, at South Bend. Born Oct. 31, 1927, at Batesville, Ark., he was the son of Ray Morgan and Myrtle Ione Christenberry Morgan. He served in the United States Navy during World War II, was a factory worker and a member of Landmark Missionary Baptist Church in South Bend...
A.L. Hutson (10/28/04)
A.L. Hutson, a high school and college basketball standout who was instrumental in the formation of the Highland School District from the previous Hardy and Ash Flat districts, died Oct. 22, 2004. He was 81. Hutson, a former mayor of Hardy who spent most of his life in school administration, was a varsity basketball player for Arkansas State College in the 1940s...
Donald Govar Powell (10/28/04)
Donald Govar Powell, 66, of Williford died Oct. 21, 2004, at his home. Born in Hardy, he was the son of Robert and Birtha Powell. He was a retired opertaion engineer for pipe line construction, and a member of the Ravenden Masonic Lodge. Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law -- Ellen and W.L. ...
Megan Nicole Martin (10/28/04)
Scott Martin and Allison McCullough Martin of Thayer have announced the birth of a daughter, Megan Nicole Martin, at 6:31 a.m. Oct. 12, 2004, at St. John's Regional Health Center in Springfield, Mo. She was welcomed by her sibling, Jack Martin.
Cheyanna Louise Allen (10/28/04)
Lawerence Allen and Kimberly Stone of Mammoth Spring have announced the birth of a daughter, Cheyanna Louise Allen, Oct. 21, 2004, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. The baby weighed 6 pounds, 12.5 ounces. She was welcomed home by her brother, Matthew Allen...
Cheyanna Louise Allen (10/28/04)
Lawerence Allen and Kimberly Stone of Mammoth Spring have announced the birth of a daughter, Cheyanna Louise Allen, Oct. 21, 2004, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. The baby weighed 6 pounds, 12.5 ounces. She was welcomed home by her brother, Matthew Allen...
Megan Nicole Martin (10/28/04)
Scott Martin and Allison McCullough Martin of Thayer have announced the birth of a daughter, Megan Nicole Martin, at 6:31 a.m. Oct. 12, 2004, at St. John's Regional Health Center in Springfield, Mo. She was welcomed by her sibling, Jack Martin.
Wheelington, McLeran to unite in marriage (10/28/04)
David and Janie Wheeling-ton of Camden have announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Candace Marie, to Jeff McLeran, son of Richard and Nona McLeran of Cherokee Village. The wedding will be held at 2 p.m. Nov. 6 at Cullendale First Baptist Church in Camden. A reception will be held in the Christian Life Center of the Church...
Wheelington, McLeran to unite in marriage (10/28/04)
David and Janie Wheeling-ton of Camden have announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Candace Marie, to Jeff McLeran, son of Richard and Nona McLeran of Cherokee Village. The wedding will be held at 2 p.m. Nov. 6 at Cullendale First Baptist Church in Camden. A reception will be held in the Christian Life Center of the Church...
Farrells to mark 50th anniversary (10/28/04)
Ken and Mary Farrell will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary Oct. 31. Ken Farrell and Mary Sue Risner were married Oct. 31, 1954. Hosts will be their daughter, Sheree Bollinger of Plano, Texas, and son, Grant Farrell, and wife, Hilaree, of Springdale, Ark. The couple has three grandchildren...
Farrells to mark 50th anniversary (10/28/04)
Ken and Mary Farrell will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary Oct. 31. Ken Farrell and Mary Sue Risner were married Oct. 31, 1954. Hosts will be their daughter, Sheree Bollinger of Plano, Texas, and son, Grant Farrell, and wife, Hilaree, of Springdale, Ark. The couple has three grandchildren...
Two wars, two candidates (10/28/04)
Areawide Media does not endorse political candidates. The following is the opinion of the editor alone. Even pro-choice senators such as Blanche Lincoln (D-Ark.) oppose partial birth abortions. Lincoln, who gets more campaign money from the abortion rights group Emily's List than from any other source, voted to ban partial birth abortions...
Boldly Going Nowhere (10/28/04)
There is a windowless building on the campus of Yale University called the Tomb. It houses a secret society known as Skull and Bones. Founded in 1832, Skull and Bones is basically a private club for people (almost exclusively men) of privilege, many of whom go on to become captains of industry, Supreme Court justices, cabinet officers and presidents...
SMSU to hold Toys for Tots collection (10/28/04)
Area residents can help make the holidays a little bit nicer for area children in need by participating in Southwest Missouri State University-West Plains' Toys for Tots collection Nov. 13. Large collection bins will be placed at the West Plains Civic Center that day for area residents to drop off their toys, SMSU-WP Student Life and Development Coordinator Jeremy Robinett said. ...
Boldly Going Nowhere (10/28/04)
There is a windowless building on the campus of Yale University called the Tomb. It houses a secret society known as Skull and Bones. Founded in 1832, Skull and Bones is basically a private club for people (almost exclusively men) of privilege, many of whom go on to become captains of industry, Supreme Court justices, cabinet officers and presidents...
Two wars, two candidates (10/28/04)
Areawide Media does not endorse political candidates. The following is the opinion of the editor alone. Even pro-choice senators such as Blanche Lincoln (D-Ark.) oppose partial birth abortions. Lincoln, who gets more campaign money from the abortion rights group Emily's List than from any other source, voted to ban partial birth abortions...
SMSU to hold Toys for Tots collection (10/28/04)
Area residents can help make the holidays a little bit nicer for area children in need by participating in Southwest Missouri State University-West Plains' Toys for Tots collection Nov. 13. Large collection bins will be placed at the West Plains Civic Center that day for area residents to drop off their toys, SMSU-WP Student Life and Development Coordinator Jeremy Robinett said. ...