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Stories from Thursday, November 4, 2004

Food pantry helps 94 families (11/04/04)
THAYER -- For the past several years the Hands of Hope has provided food assistance to many families in the community. Jerry and Wendy Donahue, who organized and ran the Hands of Hope Store in Thayer, retired last year, leaving the community without any food assistance service. On an average they served 150 families a week, providing them with The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP) commodities from the Ozarks Food Harvest in Springfield...
Spring River Area Chamber of Commerce restructures (11/04/04)
Although the Spring River Area Chamber of Commerce office remains closed, board members and members are working hard to keep the chamber an active part of the community. "We are organizing," president Clint Wiles said. "We're backing up and regrouping."...
Higher ground ... (11/04/04)
Grounded: A canoe was blown into two downed trees after a violent storm, possibly a tornado, that ripped through the Thunderbird Lake area Nov. 1 in Cherokee Village. Local officials said the storm caused damage to several houses near the lake, but no injuries were reported from the storm. The storm was a part of a larger storm system that passed through the state causing flooding and wind damage in several counties. Minor damage was reported in nearby Hardy as a result of the storm...
Melbourne school fires accused teacher (11/04/04)
The Melbourne School Board fired a Melbourne High School teacher facing multiple sexual assault charges Oct. 26. Agriculture teacher Steven Mitchell, 29, of Pineville who was on paid administrative leave since the allegations surfaced in June, was unanimously dismissed by the school board...
Residents writing grant for OC clinic (11/04/04)
OREGON COUNTY -- For many of the 10,000 residents of Oregon County health care is close to the top of the list when it comes to problems of living in a rural community. The recent retirement of Dr. John Phillips at the Thayer Medical Clinic leaves one acting physician to serve the residents of the county. That is Dr. Diana Koeing at the Ozarks Medical Center (OMC) Clinic at Alton. Nurse Practitioner Glennett Haney is now taking patients at the Thayer Medical Clinic in Dr. Phillips' absence...
Mammoth Spring schools seek funds for digital sign (11/04/04)
MAMMOTH SPRING -- Mammoth Spring School Superintendent Ron Taylor is asking the community for help. The school is currently trying to raise funds to buy a two-sided digital message board. "We do not want to use any school money for this project. School money needs to be used for the operation of the school as well as making sure our students receive the best education possible and the best transportation possible, among other things," the superintendent said...
Salem City Park volunteer dies at 84 (11/04/04)
A fixture at the Salem Park for the last 10 years died Oct. 27 at the Fulton County Hospital in Salem. Jack Ray Prine, 84, of Salem died from an undisclosed ailment, according to officials at the Fulton County Hospital. The death of Prine, who worked tirelessly at Salem City Park, was a sad blow to the community...
Oregon County out of flu shots (11/04/04)
OREGON COUNTY -- Oregon County received all the flu vaccine it asked for and the last three vaccines in the county were administered at the health department Oct. 24. Oregon County Health Department Director Shiela Russell said she makes her annual flu vaccine order in February every year. ...
QUILT (11/04/04)
Thayer Fun and Friends Senior Citizen Center Berneice Rogers made this quilt top and donated it the senior center to be given away. The quilting ladies -- Daisy Mulkey, Nell Mills, Myrtle Harper, Edith Robinson, Sissy Magnuson and Rogers -- quilted the quilt at the center. Donations are now being sought for the quilt. It will be given away during the Thanksgiving Dinner at the center Nov. 24...
4-wheeler stolen from Mammoth Spring (11/04/04)
A 4-wheeler was stolen last week from the carport of the parsonage of Mammoth Spring First Baptist Church. A reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons involved in the crime. Pastor Bruce Stone said he and some family members were riding the family 4-wheelers until approximately 9 p.m. ...
4-wheeler stolen from parsonage (11/04/04)
A 4-wheeler was stolen last week from the carport of the parsonage of Mammoth Spring First Baptist Church. A reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons involved in the crime. Pastor Bruce Stone said he and some family members were riding the family 4-wheelers until approximately 9 p.m. ...
Fashion statement ... (11/04/04)
COSTUMES: Students (from left) Katy Kersey, Leslie Davis and Megan Burke in Jo Kaye Smith's senior English class at Mammoth Spring High School, made these medieval costumes while studying Shakespeare. The class also made a medieval theater.
Willett elected Fulton judge (11/04/04)
Fulton County voters haven't elected a Republican to a countywide office since the Civil War and that trend continued Nov. 2 as Democrat Charles Willett received 2,757 votes to defeat Republican Gary Phillips (2,095 votes) for the county judge's seat...
Oregon County out of flu shots (11/04/04)
OREGON COUNTY -- Oregon County received all the flu vaccine it asked for and the last three vaccines in the county were administered at the health department Oct. 24. Oregon County Health Department Director Shiela Russell said she makes her annual flu vaccine order in February every year. ...
4-wheeler stolen from parsonage (11/04/04)
A 4-wheeler was stolen last week from the carport of the parsonage of Mammoth Spring First Baptist Church. A reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons involved in the crime. Pastor Bruce Stone said he and some family members were riding the family 4-wheelers until approximately 9 p.m. ...
Spring River Area Chamber of Commerce restructures (11/04/04)
Although the Spring River Area Chamber of Commerce office remains closed, board members and members are working hard to keep the chamber an active part of the community. "We are organizing," president Clint Wiles said. "We're backing up and regrouping."...
Food pantry helps 94 families (11/04/04)
THAYER -- For the past several years the Hands of Hope has provided food assistance to many families in the community. Jerry and Wendy Donahue, who organized and ran the Hands of Hope Store in Thayer, retired last year, leaving the community without any food assistance service. On an average they served 150 families a week, providing them with The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP) commodities from the Ozarks Food Harvest in Springfield...
Melbourne school fires accused teacher (11/04/04)
The Melbourne School Board fired a Melbourne High School teacher facing multiple sexual assault charges Oct. 26. Agriculture teacher Steven Mitchell, 29, of Pineville who was on paid administrative leave since the allegations surfaced in June, was unanimously dismissed by the school board...
Salem City Park volunteer dies at 84 (11/04/04)
A fixture at the Salem Park for the last 10 years died Oct. 27 at the Fulton County Hospital in Salem. Jack Ray Prine, 84, of Salem died from an undisclosed ailment, according to officials at the Fulton County Hospital. The death of Prine, who worked tirelessly at Salem City Park, was a sad blow to the community...
4-wheeler stolen from Mammoth Spring (11/04/04)
A 4-wheeler was stolen last week from the carport of the parsonage of Mammoth Spring First Baptist Church. A reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons involved in the crime. Pastor Bruce Stone said he and some family members were riding the family 4-wheelers until approximately 9 p.m. ...
QUILT (11/04/04)
Thayer Fun and Friends Senior Citizen Center Berneice Rogers made this quilt top and donated it the senior center to be given away. The quilting ladies -- Daisy Mulkey, Nell Mills, Myrtle Harper, Edith Robinson, Sissy Magnuson and Rogers -- quilted the quilt at the center. Donations are now being sought for the quilt. It will be given away during the Thanksgiving Dinner at the center Nov. 24...
Higher ground ... (11/04/04)
Grounded: A canoe was blown into two downed trees after a violent storm, possibly a tornado, that ripped through the Thunderbird Lake area Nov. 1 in Cherokee Village. Local officials said the storm caused damage to several houses near the lake, but no injuries were reported from the storm. The storm was a part of a larger storm system that passed through the state causing flooding and wind damage in several counties. Minor damage was reported in nearby Hardy as a result of the storm...
Residents writing grant for OC clinic (11/04/04)
OREGON COUNTY -- For many of the 10,000 residents of Oregon County health care is close to the top of the list when it comes to problems of living in a rural community. The recent retirement of Dr. John Phillips at the Thayer Medical Clinic leaves one acting physician to serve the residents of the county. That is Dr. Diana Koeing at the Ozarks Medical Center (OMC) Clinic at Alton. Nurse Practitioner Glennett Haney is now taking patients at the Thayer Medical Clinic in Dr. Phillips' absence...
Mammoth Spring schools seek funds for digital sign (11/04/04)
MAMMOTH SPRING -- Mammoth Spring School Superintendent Ron Taylor is asking the community for help. The school is currently trying to raise funds to buy a two-sided digital message board. "We do not want to use any school money for this project. School money needs to be used for the operation of the school as well as making sure our students receive the best education possible and the best transportation possible, among other things," the superintendent said...
Fashion statement ... (11/04/04)
COSTUMES: Students (from left) Katy Kersey, Leslie Davis and Megan Burke in Jo Kaye Smith's senior English class at Mammoth Spring High School, made these medieval costumes while studying Shakespeare. The class also made a medieval theater.
Willett elected Fulton judge (11/04/04)
Fulton County voters haven't elected a Republican to a countywide office since the Civil War and that trend continued Nov. 2 as Democrat Charles Willett received 2,757 votes to defeat Republican Gary Phillips (2,095 votes) for the county judge's seat...
Comets streak past Bobcats (11/04/04)
Politics and sports may not share many similarities, but the one thing they do have in common regards incumbents. Whether in office or on the playing field, if you want to unseat an incumbent, you better strike quickly and hope to deliver a knockout blow early, swaying as much momentum to your side as possible...
Edged out in Earle (11/04/04)
With the exception of their first game of the year against the Thayer Bobcats, the Salem Greyhounds have not let untimely turnovers derail them from the path to victory. While the Hounds have suffered their fair share of miscues in their first seven games, they have proved resilient enough to bounce back from potentially crippling mistakes...
Lady Cougs third at Wildcat Meet (11/04/04)
The Izard County girls' cross country squad ran to a third place finish in the Harding Academy Wildcat Meet Oct. 26. ICC's team total of 84 was behind Harding Academy's 55 and Little Rock Lutheran's 65. Green County Tech (93) and Vilonia (113) rounded out the top five...
Comets streak past Bobcats (11/04/04)
Politics and sports may not share many similarities, but the one thing they do have in common regards incumbents. Whether in office or on the playing field, if you want to unseat an incumbent, you better strike quickly and hope to deliver a knockout blow early, swaying as much momentum to your side as possible...
Edged out in Earle (11/04/04)
With the exception of their first game of the year against the Thayer Bobcats, the Salem Greyhounds have not let untimely turnovers derail them from the path to victory. While the Hounds have suffered their fair share of miscues in their first seven games, they have proved resilient enough to bounce back from potentially crippling mistakes...
Lady Cougs third at Wildcat Meet (11/04/04)
The Izard County girls' cross country squad ran to a third place finish in the Harding Academy Wildcat Meet Oct. 26. ICC's team total of 84 was behind Harding Academy's 55 and Little Rock Lutheran's 65. Green County Tech (93) and Vilonia (113) rounded out the top five...
Mary Pauline Crigler (11/04/04)
Mary Pauline Crigler, 88, died Oct. 13, 2003, in Poplar Bluff, Mo. Born April 27, 1916, west of Alton on the Gum Homestead, she was the daughter of William L. Gum and Lola Steele Gum. She married R.P. Crigler June 30, 1940. He preceded her in death Jan. 6, 1997...
Almyra Hill Miller (11/04/04)
Almyra Hill Miller, 90, died Oct. 28, 2004, in Cherokee Village. Born in Texas Sept. 14, 1914, she was the daugher of Andew and Ruby Chambers. She married Rex Hill in 1934. After moving to Columbus, Ind., where she was employed as a first aid nurse, she had two children. She was a fifty-year member of the Eastern Star. Upon retirement in 1973, they moved to Cherokee Village...
Mildred K. Field Sears (11/04/04)
Mildred K. Field Sears, 83, of Pleasant Hill, Mo., daughter of the late James Forest and Emily Desta Chesnut Field, was born Aug. 3, 1921, at Byron, Ark. she died Oct. 27, 2004, at Jefferson Health Care in Lee's Summit, Mo. She married Wendell F. Sears Feb. ...
Ruby Belle Walling (11/04/04)
Ruby Belle Walling, 89, of Salem, Ark., daughter of the late Andrew Jackson and Ida Bell Lynch Blevins, was born Jan. 26, 1915, in Union, Ark. She died Oct. 30, 2004, at Fulton County Hospital in Salem. She married Ponder Richard Walling on April 3, 1937, at Salem...
Betty Maxine Bettis (11/04/04)
Betty Maxine Bettis, 73, of Hardy died Oct. 24, 2004, at her home. Born April 29, 1931, in Blytheville, she was the daughter of Stanley Trotter and Susie Bradley Trotter. She worked in the entertainment industry as a comedian for many years and was known as "Ima Hillhopper" when she appeared at the Ozark Jubilee Theater and Hardy Junction Theater. She was a member of Spring River Baptist Church in Hardy...
Ella Sumner Dodson (11/04/04)
Ella Sumner Bunger Inselmann Dodson, 95, of Ash Flat died Oct. 22, 2004, at Eastern Ozarks Regional Health System in Cherokee Village. She was born July 21, 1909, in Ash Grove Township in Franklin County, Neb. She graduated from the University of Nebraska at Omaha and taught school in Bellevue, Neb. She was a member of Peace Lutheran Church in Cherokee Village...
Eunice Iris Hilburn (11/04/04)
Eunice Iris Hilburn, 88, of Camp died Oct. 23, 2004. Born Nov. 19, 1915, in Fairfield, Ill., she was the daughter of William Weaver and Ada Isabella Wheeler Young. She spent her working years as a mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, great-great-grandmother and a nurse's aid for home health. She was of the Baptist faith...
Reva Ann Brewer (11/04/04)
Reva Ann Brewer, 88, of Cherokee Village, Ark., died Oct. 28, 2004, in Mountain Home, Ark. She was born July 28, 1916, in Morgan County, Ind. She was the daughter of Walter S. Norman and May Dunham Norman. She worked as an inspector for RCA in Indianapolis during World War II., and later went to work for the state of Indiana. She retired from State Life Insurance in Indiana where she worked as a senior statistician for the company...
Martha Frances White (11/04/04)
Martha Frances White, 87, of Ash Flat died Oct. 18, 2004, at Batesville. Born Sept. 16, 1917, in Savannah, Tenn., she was the daughter of Abe and Rosie Etter McMullen-Harbin. Survivors include her husband, Clarence F. White of the home; seven children -- James White of Ash Flat, Dorothy Campbell of Brownsville, Tenn., Linda White of Townsend, Mont., Stephen White of Plainfield, Ill., Roy White of Boaz, Ala., Mary Osteen of Brownsville, Tenn., and Martha Emmert of Ash Flat; two brothers -- James E. ...
Delores J. Hiles (11/04/04)
Delores J. Hiles, 70, of Cave City died Oct. 27, 2004, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. Born May 31, 1934, in Grantville, Kan., she was the daughter of Everett Alvin and Pearl Oletha Hudson Alfrey. She was a homemaker and enjoyed truck driving for several years, crocheting, flowers and spending time with her family. She was a member of Cedar Grove Missionary Baptist Church loca-ted at Cedar Grove Community...
Marion Arkie Surber (11/04/04)
Marion Jewell Arkie Surber, 84, of Jonesboro, formerly of Cherokee Village, died Oct. 30, 2004, at St. Bernard's Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro. He was born in Rector, Ark. He was a store manager for over 30 years, served in the Civilian Conservation Corp, during World War II and was of the Baptist faith. He was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Jo Surber, who died Nov. 11, 1999...
Norma Bostock, Hal Bostock and Vern Bostock (11/04/04)
Memorial services for Norma Bostock, Hal Bostock and Vern Bostock will be held Nov. 7 at 2 p.m. at Abundant Life Church in Highland with the Rev. Joey Barnes officiating. Interment will be in Oaklawn Cemetery at Highland with the arrangements under the direction of Tri-County's Cherokee Chapel of Highland...
Mrs. H. Joy Giger (11/04/04)
Mrs. Joy H. Giger, 78, of Hardy, Ark., died Oct. 30, 2004 at Baptist Health Center in Little Rock. Born Dec. 6, 1925, she was the daughter of Charles and Elizabeth Krouse Varner. She moved with her husband, Charles, to Hardy in 1980. They were owners of C & J appliance in Hardy and of the C & J Frozen Yogurt shop in Hardy. She was an avid bowler, serving as secretary for several different bowling leagues...
Marcella Allen Wilson (11/04/04)
Marcella Allen Wilson, 85, of Horseshoe Bend died Oct. 24, 2004, at North Arkansas Life Care Center in Horseshoe Bend. Born Jan. 16, 1919, in Brownstown, Ill., she was the daughter of Edward and Mattie Diveley. She married Glen Smith in 1943. She was retired from Skill Corporation in Walnut Ridge where she was employed for many years. She was of the Baptist faith...
Jack Ray Prine (11/04/04)
Jack Ray Prine of Salem was born Oct. 15, 1920, in Bogachita, Miss. He died Oct. 27, 2004, at Fulton County Hospital in Salem at the age of 84. He was united in marriage to Mary Louise White in 1954 in Fort Worth, Texas. He served his country in the Army during World War II. He retired after 18 years of service...
Danny Ray Evans (11/04/04)
Danny Ray Evans, 57, son of Lossie Ehrhardt Evans and the late Hosea A. Evans was born July 13, 1947, in Myrtle, Mo. and died Oct. 18, 2004, in Joliet, Ill. He was united in marriage July 3, 1993, in Joliet to Shirlee Smyder Trevison. Survivors are his wife, Shirlee of the home in Joliet; two daughters -- Angela Allen and husband, Larry, of Harvey, Ark., and Lisa Leksander and husband, Rich, of Suwanee, Ga.; three grandchildren -- Ty, Taylor and Tiffany; his mother, Lossie Evans Moore and step-father, John, of Thayer, Mo.; three sisters -- Sharon Wisehart and husband, Wayne, of Asheville, N.C., Diane Todd and husband, Richard, of Alton, Mo., and Carrie Honeycutt and husband, Bill, of Thayer; a brother, Steve Evans and wife, Sarah, of Myrtle; his father-in-law, Stephen Smyder of Joliet; two step-daughters -- Tracy Paramo and husband, Armando, of Minooka, Ill., and Robin Trevison of Coal City, Ill.; a step-son Nick Trevision of Tinley Park, Ill.; four step-granddaughers -- Nadia, Kaira, Hailie and Hannah; and lots of nieces, nephews and cousins.. ...
Robert Joy Stanley (11/04/04)
Robert Joy Stanley, 68, of Mammoth Spring died Oct. 15, 2004, at Eastern Ozarks Regional Health System in Cherokee Village. Born March 31, 1936, in Texas, she was the daughter of Robert and Sibyl Wyatt-Webb. Survivors include two daughters -- Twilla Benge of El Paso, Texas, and Teresa Ward of Mammoth Spring; a son, Michael Stanley of Kennett, Mo.; a brother, Terry Webb of Ironton, Mo.; a sister, Wilma Noey of Caldwell, Texas; six grandchildren -- Scott, Becky, Heather, Adam, Freddie and Chad; eight great-grandchildren; and two nieces whom she raised -- Tammy Sexton of West Plains, Mo., and Sharon Brombracker of California.. ...
Eric Woodrow Ericson (11/04/04)
Eric Woodrow Ericson, 91, of Evening Shade, Ark., died Sept. 28, 2004, at Cherokee Village. A memorial service will be Nov. 6 at 2 p.m. at the Cherokee Village United Methodist Church with the Rev. Ronald Durham and the Rev. Joan Ewaldsen officiating...
Jewell Marie Bettis (11/04/04)
Jewell Marie Bettis, 100, of Ash Flat, Ark., formerly of Williford, Ark., died Oct. 24, 2004, at the Ash Flat Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Born Jan. 25, 1904, in Williford, she was the daughter of Robert and Jo Campbell Cruse. She was a homemaker and was a member of the Church of Christ...
Mary Pauline Crigler (11/04/04)
Mary Pauline Crigler, 88, died Oct. 13, 2003, in Poplar Bluff, Mo. Born April 27, 1916, west of Alton on the Gum Homestead, she was the daughter of William L. Gum and Lola Steele Gum. She married R.P. Crigler June 30, 1940. He preceded her in death Jan. 6, 1997...
Danny Ray Evans (11/04/04)
Danny Ray Evans, 57, son of Lossie Ehrhardt Evans and the late Hosea A. Evans was born July 13, 1947, in Myrtle, Mo. and died Oct. 18, 2004, in Joliet, Ill. He was united in marriage July 3, 1993, in Joliet to Shirlee Smyder Trevison. Survivors are his wife, Shirlee of the home in Joliet; two daughters -- Angela Allen and husband, Larry, of Harvey, Ark., and Lisa Leksander and husband, Rich, of Suwanee, Ga.; three grandchildren -- Ty, Taylor and Tiffany; his mother, Lossie Evans Moore and step-father, John, of Thayer, Mo.; three sisters -- Sharon Wisehart and husband, Wayne, of Asheville, N.C., Diane Todd and husband, Richard, of Alton, Mo., and Carrie Honeycutt and husband, Bill, of Thayer; a brother, Steve Evans and wife, Sarah, of Myrtle; his father-in-law, Stephen Smyder of Joliet; two step-daughters -- Tracy Paramo and husband, Armando, of Minooka, Ill., and Robin Trevison of Coal City, Ill.; a step-son Nick Trevision of Tinley Park, Ill.; four step-granddaughers -- Nadia, Kaira, Hailie and Hannah; and lots of nieces, nephews and cousins.. ...
Betty Maxine Bettis (11/04/04)
Betty Maxine Bettis, 73, of Hardy died Oct. 24, 2004, at her home. Born April 29, 1931, in Blytheville, she was the daughter of Stanley Trotter and Susie Bradley Trotter. She worked in the entertainment industry as a comedian for many years and was known as "Ima Hillhopper" when she appeared at the Ozark Jubilee Theater and Hardy Junction Theater. She was a member of Spring River Baptist Church in Hardy...
Mildred K. Field Sears (11/04/04)
Mildred K. Field Sears, 83, of Pleasant Hill, Mo., daughter of the late James Forest and Emily Desta Chesnut Field, was born Aug. 3, 1921, at Byron, Ark. she died Oct. 27, 2004, at Jefferson Health Care in Lee's Summit, Mo. She married Wendell F. Sears Feb. ...
Martha Frances White (11/04/04)
Martha Frances White, 87, of Ash Flat died Oct. 18, 2004, at Batesville. Born Sept. 16, 1917, in Savannah, Tenn., she was the daughter of Abe and Rosie Etter McMullen-Harbin. Survivors include her husband, Clarence F. White of the home; seven children -- James White of Ash Flat, Dorothy Campbell of Brownsville, Tenn., Linda White of Townsend, Mont., Stephen White of Plainfield, Ill., Roy White of Boaz, Ala., Mary Osteen of Brownsville, Tenn., and Martha Emmert of Ash Flat; two brothers -- James E. ...
Reva Ann Brewer (11/04/04)
Reva Ann Brewer, 88, of Cherokee Village, Ark., died Oct. 28, 2004, in Mountain Home, Ark. She was born July 28, 1916, in Morgan County, Ind. She was the daughter of Walter S. Norman and May Dunham Norman. She worked as an inspector for RCA in Indianapolis during World War II., and later went to work for the state of Indiana. She retired from State Life Insurance in Indiana where she worked as a senior statistician for the company...
Eunice Iris Hilburn (11/04/04)
Eunice Iris Hilburn, 88, of Camp died Oct. 23, 2004. Born Nov. 19, 1915, in Fairfield, Ill., she was the daughter of William Weaver and Ada Isabella Wheeler Young. She spent her working years as a mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, great-great-grandmother and a nurse's aid for home health. She was of the Baptist faith...
Ruby Belle Walling (11/04/04)
Ruby Belle Walling, 89, of Salem, Ark., daughter of the late Andrew Jackson and Ida Bell Lynch Blevins, was born Jan. 26, 1915, in Union, Ark. She died Oct. 30, 2004, at Fulton County Hospital in Salem. She married Ponder Richard Walling on April 3, 1937, at Salem...
Ella Sumner Dodson (11/04/04)
Ella Sumner Bunger Inselmann Dodson, 95, of Ash Flat died Oct. 22, 2004, at Eastern Ozarks Regional Health System in Cherokee Village. She was born July 21, 1909, in Ash Grove Township in Franklin County, Neb. She graduated from the University of Nebraska at Omaha and taught school in Bellevue, Neb. She was a member of Peace Lutheran Church in Cherokee Village...
Almyra Hill Miller (11/04/04)
Almyra Hill Miller, 90, died Oct. 28, 2004, in Cherokee Village. Born in Texas Sept. 14, 1914, she was the daugher of Andew and Ruby Chambers. She married Rex Hill in 1934. After moving to Columbus, Ind., where she was employed as a first aid nurse, she had two children. She was a fifty-year member of the Eastern Star. Upon retirement in 1973, they moved to Cherokee Village...
Marion Arkie Surber (11/04/04)
Marion Jewell Arkie Surber, 84, of Jonesboro, formerly of Cherokee Village, died Oct. 30, 2004, at St. Bernard's Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro. He was born in Rector, Ark. He was a store manager for over 30 years, served in the Civilian Conservation Corp, during World War II and was of the Baptist faith. He was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Jo Surber, who died Nov. 11, 1999...
Norma Bostock, Hal Bostock and Vern Bostock (11/04/04)
Memorial services for Norma Bostock, Hal Bostock and Vern Bostock will be held Nov. 7 at 2 p.m. at Abundant Life Church in Highland with the Rev. Joey Barnes officiating. Interment will be in Oaklawn Cemetery at Highland with the arrangements under the direction of Tri-County's Cherokee Chapel of Highland...
Mrs. H. Joy Giger (11/04/04)
Mrs. Joy H. Giger, 78, of Hardy, Ark., died Oct. 30, 2004 at Baptist Health Center in Little Rock. Born Dec. 6, 1925, she was the daughter of Charles and Elizabeth Krouse Varner. She moved with her husband, Charles, to Hardy in 1980. They were owners of C & J appliance in Hardy and of the C & J Frozen Yogurt shop in Hardy. She was an avid bowler, serving as secretary for several different bowling leagues...
Delores J. Hiles (11/04/04)
Delores J. Hiles, 70, of Cave City died Oct. 27, 2004, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. Born May 31, 1934, in Grantville, Kan., she was the daughter of Everett Alvin and Pearl Oletha Hudson Alfrey. She was a homemaker and enjoyed truck driving for several years, crocheting, flowers and spending time with her family. She was a member of Cedar Grove Missionary Baptist Church loca-ted at Cedar Grove Community...
Marcella Allen Wilson (11/04/04)
Marcella Allen Wilson, 85, of Horseshoe Bend died Oct. 24, 2004, at North Arkansas Life Care Center in Horseshoe Bend. Born Jan. 16, 1919, in Brownstown, Ill., she was the daughter of Edward and Mattie Diveley. She married Glen Smith in 1943. She was retired from Skill Corporation in Walnut Ridge where she was employed for many years. She was of the Baptist faith...
Jack Ray Prine (11/04/04)
Jack Ray Prine of Salem was born Oct. 15, 1920, in Bogachita, Miss. He died Oct. 27, 2004, at Fulton County Hospital in Salem at the age of 84. He was united in marriage to Mary Louise White in 1954 in Fort Worth, Texas. He served his country in the Army during World War II. He retired after 18 years of service...
Robert Joy Stanley (11/04/04)
Robert Joy Stanley, 68, of Mammoth Spring died Oct. 15, 2004, at Eastern Ozarks Regional Health System in Cherokee Village. Born March 31, 1936, in Texas, she was the daughter of Robert and Sibyl Wyatt-Webb. Survivors include two daughters -- Twilla Benge of El Paso, Texas, and Teresa Ward of Mammoth Spring; a son, Michael Stanley of Kennett, Mo.; a brother, Terry Webb of Ironton, Mo.; a sister, Wilma Noey of Caldwell, Texas; six grandchildren -- Scott, Becky, Heather, Adam, Freddie and Chad; eight great-grandchildren; and two nieces whom she raised -- Tammy Sexton of West Plains, Mo., and Sharon Brombracker of California.. ...
Jewell Marie Bettis (11/04/04)
Jewell Marie Bettis, 100, of Ash Flat, Ark., formerly of Williford, Ark., died Oct. 24, 2004, at the Ash Flat Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Born Jan. 25, 1904, in Williford, she was the daughter of Robert and Jo Campbell Cruse. She was a homemaker and was a member of the Church of Christ...
Eric Woodrow Ericson (11/04/04)
Eric Woodrow Ericson, 91, of Evening Shade, Ark., died Sept. 28, 2004, at Cherokee Village. A memorial service will be Nov. 6 at 2 p.m. at the Cherokee Village United Methodist Church with the Rev. Ronald Durham and the Rev. Joan Ewaldsen officiating...
Lila Adeline Boles (11/04/04)
Ashley and Kassie Boles of Jonesboro have announced the birth of their daughter, Lila Adeline Boles, on Sept. 27, 2004, at St. Bernard's Medical Center in Jonesboro. Grandparents are Sandra Sanders of Salem, and Donald and Pamela Boles of Batesville...
Madalynn Mary Hedden (11/04/04)
Allen and Heather Hedden of Mountain View, Mo., have announced the birth of their daughter, Madalynn Mary Hedden, at 11:51 a.m. Oct. 6, 2004, at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains. She weighed 5 pounds, 11.5 ounces, and was 18 inches long. She was welcomed home by her brothers, Tyler, 9, and Devin, 5...
Hunter J. Homod (11/04/04)
John and Erica Homod of Highland have announced the birth of their son, Hunter Jonathen Homod, at 7:37 p.m. Oct. 12, 2004, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. Hunter weighed 7 pounds, 6 ounces and was 19 1/2 inches long. He was welcomed home by his two sisters, Sierra and Leah, and his seven cousins -- Cody, Lauryn, Savannah, Dylan, Emily, Courtney and Ethan...
William James Harris V (11/04/04)
William James Harris V was born at 5:11 p.m. Aug. 19, 2004, at St. Bernard's Medical Center in Jonesboro, Ark. He weighed 7 pounds, 10 ounces, and was 20 inches long. Will is the first child of Billy and Rachel Harris of Myrtle. Grandparents are Stanley and Regina Caldwell of Thayer, Nancy Lingenfelter of Myrtle, and Bill Harris of Mesa, Ariz...
Lila Adeline Boles (11/04/04)
Ashley and Kassie Boles of Jonesboro have announced the birth of their daughter, Lila Adeline Boles, on Sept. 27, 2004, at St. Bernard's Medical Center in Jonesboro. Grandparents are Sandra Sanders of Salem, and Donald and Pamela Boles of Batesville...
Hunter J. Homod (11/04/04)
John and Erica Homod of Highland have announced the birth of their son, Hunter Jonathen Homod, at 7:37 p.m. Oct. 12, 2004, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. Hunter weighed 7 pounds, 6 ounces and was 19 1/2 inches long. He was welcomed home by his two sisters, Sierra and Leah, and his seven cousins -- Cody, Lauryn, Savannah, Dylan, Emily, Courtney and Ethan...
Madalynn Mary Hedden (11/04/04)
Allen and Heather Hedden of Mountain View, Mo., have announced the birth of their daughter, Madalynn Mary Hedden, at 11:51 a.m. Oct. 6, 2004, at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains. She weighed 5 pounds, 11.5 ounces, and was 18 inches long. She was welcomed home by her brothers, Tyler, 9, and Devin, 5...
William James Harris V (11/04/04)
William James Harris V was born at 5:11 p.m. Aug. 19, 2004, at St. Bernard's Medical Center in Jonesboro, Ark. He weighed 7 pounds, 10 ounces, and was 20 inches long. Will is the first child of Billy and Rachel Harris of Myrtle. Grandparents are Stanley and Regina Caldwell of Thayer, Nancy Lingenfelter of Myrtle, and Bill Harris of Mesa, Ariz...
Youngs celebrate 64th wedding anniversary (11/04/04)
Bill and Bonnie Young of Salem, Ark., celebrated their 64th wedding anniversary in October. The couple has 13 children and many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
Siscos to mark 40 years (11/04/04)
Jerry and Juanita Sisco will celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary Nov. 7. The couple was married at Oak Hill Baptist Church in Alton by the Rev. Leonard Johnson Nov. 7, 1964. The Siscos have two children. Their daughter, Angie, is married to Chris Reeves. They have three children -- Jesse, Heather and Courtney. Their son, Chet, is married to the former Kelly Johnson. They have two children -- Dawson and Quinn -- and are expecting their third child in April...
Phenixes to mark 55th anniversary (11/04/04)
Mr. and Mrs. Loyd Phenix of Thayer will celebrate their 55th wedding anniversary Nov. 9. Loyd Phenix and Wanda Lee Honnell were married Nov. 9, 1949, at Walnut Ridge, Ark. They have five children -- Michael and Debbie Phenix of West Plains, Chuck and Freddie Bruce of Myrtle, Eddie and LaTeresa Cooper of Thayer, Jack and Brenda Phenix of Thayer, and Rob Phenix of Thayer. The have 12 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren...
Youngs celebrate 64th wedding anniversary (11/04/04)
Bill and Bonnie Young of Salem, Ark., celebrated their 64th wedding anniversary in October. The couple has 13 children and many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
Phenixes to mark 55th anniversary (11/04/04)
Mr. and Mrs. Loyd Phenix of Thayer will celebrate their 55th wedding anniversary Nov. 9. Loyd Phenix and Wanda Lee Honnell were married Nov. 9, 1949, at Walnut Ridge, Ark. They have five children -- Michael and Debbie Phenix of West Plains, Chuck and Freddie Bruce of Myrtle, Eddie and LaTeresa Cooper of Thayer, Jack and Brenda Phenix of Thayer, and Rob Phenix of Thayer. The have 12 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren...
Siscos to mark 40 years (11/04/04)
Jerry and Juanita Sisco will celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary Nov. 7. The couple was married at Oak Hill Baptist Church in Alton by the Rev. Leonard Johnson Nov. 7, 1964. The Siscos have two children. Their daughter, Angie, is married to Chris Reeves. They have three children -- Jesse, Heather and Courtney. Their son, Chet, is married to the former Kelly Johnson. They have two children -- Dawson and Quinn -- and are expecting their third child in April...
From the State Capitol (11/04/04)
The Flu Shot Shortage Nearly every year, seniors, children, health care workers, and other members of the public make appointments with their health care providers or visit local health clinics to receive their flu shots. The well-publicized shortages in the national supply of influenza vaccines require a different approach this year...
Check 21: more convenience, new risks (11/04/04)
A new federal law went into effect Oct. 28. Called "Check 21," it will likely change how your checking account works, and how your money changes hands when you write a check. Under this law, digital copies of checks will have the same validity as paper ones. ...
Boldly Going Nowhere (11/04/04)
There's an old saying that a camel is a horse designed by a committee. The framers of the Constitution were forced to compromise when it came time to define the presidential election process. Some legislators wanted the president to be elected by a purely popular vote of the people, and others, not trusting the people to make the correct decision, wanted Congress to elect the president. ...
Boldly Going Nowhere (11/04/04)
There's an old saying that a camel is a horse designed by a committee. The framers of the Constitution were forced to compromise when it came time to define the presidential election process. Some legislators wanted the president to be elected by a purely popular vote of the people, and others, not trusting the people to make the correct decision, wanted Congress to elect the president. ...
Check 21: more convenience, new risks (11/04/04)
A new federal law went into effect Oct. 28. Called "Check 21," it will likely change how your checking account works, and how your money changes hands when you write a check. Under this law, digital copies of checks will have the same validity as paper ones. ...
From the State Capitol (11/04/04)
The Flu Shot Shortage Nearly every year, seniors, children, health care workers, and other members of the public make appointments with their health care providers or visit local health clinics to receive their flu shots. The well-publicized shortages in the national supply of influenza vaccines require a different approach this year...