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Stories from Thursday, December 2, 2004

Ten ways to relax in Missouri during the holidays (12/02/04)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The holidays are a time for thankfulness, joy, family and sometimes an overwhelmingly long "to do" list. Put the shopping and holiday tasks on hold for a while and spend an afternoon enjoying one of Missouri's relaxing getaways. ...
Eastern Ozarks hospital closes (12/02/04)
Dr. George Jackson was on Emergency Room duty at Eastern Ozarks Regional Health System Nov. 29, as he has been night after night since October, attempting to keep the hospital open. Unfortunately, it may have been the last time Jackson will man the Eastern Ozarks ER...
American Veterans Memorial plans expand (12/02/04)
Plans for the American Veterans Memorial continue to grow bigger and better. "We've had so much support," said Ash Flat Mayor Brien Nix Hall. "Initially when we started it was a flagpole and four walls. Now it is just so much more." The memorial will be located near the Ash Flat Ball Park and will include six brick walls with an engraved map of the world, said Leonard Holden of the American Veterans Memorial Committee. ...
Three from MS charged with drug possession (12/02/04)
A Mammoth Spring man, his wife and a friend were charged Nov. 4 with multiple drug offenses after officers from the 16th Judicial District Drug Task Force, Arkansas State Police, Arkansas Highway Patrol and the Fulton County Sheriff's Department raided their home in Mammoth Spring...
Tire collection slated in Oregon County (12/02/04)
ALTON -- The South Central Solid Waste Management District will hold a collection for waste tires Dec. 13-17. The collection will take place at the Oregon County maintenance shed on Highway 19 near Alton. Hours for the collection will be 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m...
Missouri jobless rate unchanged (12/02/04)
MISSOURI -- The Missouri Department of Economic Development announced last week that labor market conditions for the state were relatively unchanged for the month of October. The unemployment rate in the state has been fairly steady over the past four months, varying a 10th of a point from the current 5.6 percent rate. A year ago the rate was 5.5 percent...
Salem Chamber elects new officers (12/02/04)
The Salem Chamber elected its 2005 officers and board members Nov. 24 in Salem. Current Chamber President Gary Phillips was re-elected, Mike Richardson from FNBC was elected vice president, MaLinda Coffman from the Fulton County Extension Office was elected secretary, and Patricia Watkins from the Bank of Salem was elected treasurer...
Arkansas Arts Center's Artmobile (12/02/04)
Insights into Art: Virgil Lawrence (left) explains different means of artistic expression Nov. 30 to a group of 4th-graders from Salem Elementary inside Arkansas Arts Center Artmobile. Salem School District art teacher Lisa Hurt said North Arkansas Electric Coop and the Arkansas Arts Council were responsible for bringing the artmobile to Salem...
Mental health awareness (12/02/04)
Kristy Worthen for years had been frustrated with wild mood swings, uncontrollable crying and the deterioration of her relationships with her friends and family. She decided suicide was the only way to end the turmoil which was erupting inside of her head...
Story time... (12/02/04)
ROTARY CLUB: Rotary member Steve Russell reads The Snowy Day to students at Thayer Head Start who were visiting the Thayer Library Nov. 17. Each student received a copy of the book. The Thayer/Mammoth Spring Rotary Club reads to groups of local children each month...
Book fair to raise money for library (12/02/04)
MAMMOTH SPRING -- Mammoth Spring Elementary School will hold a Scholastic Book Fair Dec. 6-10 from 7:40 a.m. to 4 p.m. to help raise funds for books and other materials for the elementary library. The fair will feature specially priced books and educational products, including newly released works, award winning titles, children's classics, interactive software and current best sellers from more than 100 publishers...
Toys for Tots under way (12/02/04)
MAMMOTH SPRING -- The 2004 Toys for Tots drive sponsored by VFW Post 7831 and Ladies Auxiliary of Mammoth Spring is now under way. There are several boxes placed in businesses throughout the area. Residents are asked to leave new or good used toys for local needy children in the boxes...
Fulton men arrested for theft (12/02/04)
Two Fulton County men were charged with felony burglary and theft Nov. 29 after the two allegedly stole money from White's Tire Barn and Southfork Cafe. Danny Joe Miller, 24, of Camp and Michael Marshall Lewis, 23, of Salem have been charged with two counts of commercial burglary, class C felonies; theft of property, a class C felony; and theft of property, a class A misdemeanor...
Fulton men arrested for theft (12/02/04)
Two Fulton County men were charged with felony burglary and theft Nov. 29 after the two allegedly stole money from White's Tire Barn and Southfork Cafe. Danny Joe Miller, 24, of Camp and Michael Marshall Lewis, 23, of Salem have been charged with two counts of commercial burglary, class C felonies; theft of property, a class C felony; and theft of property, a class A misdemeanor...
Ten ways to relax in Missouri during the holidays (12/02/04)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The holidays are a time for thankfulness, joy, family and sometimes an overwhelmingly long "to do" list. Put the shopping and holiday tasks on hold for a while and spend an afternoon enjoying one of Missouri's relaxing getaways. ...
American Veterans Memorial plans expand (12/02/04)
Plans for the American Veterans Memorial continue to grow bigger and better. "We've had so much support," said Ash Flat Mayor Brien Nix Hall. "Initially when we started it was a flagpole and four walls. Now it is just so much more." The memorial will be located near the Ash Flat Ball Park and will include six brick walls with an engraved map of the world, said Leonard Holden of the American Veterans Memorial Committee. ...
Missouri jobless rate unchanged (12/02/04)
MISSOURI -- The Missouri Department of Economic Development announced last week that labor market conditions for the state were relatively unchanged for the month of October. The unemployment rate in the state has been fairly steady over the past four months, varying a 10th of a point from the current 5.6 percent rate. A year ago the rate was 5.5 percent...
Eastern Ozarks hospital closes (12/02/04)
Dr. George Jackson was on Emergency Room duty at Eastern Ozarks Regional Health System Nov. 29, as he has been night after night since October, attempting to keep the hospital open. Unfortunately, it may have been the last time Jackson will man the Eastern Ozarks ER...
Toys for Tots under way (12/02/04)
MAMMOTH SPRING -- The 2004 Toys for Tots drive sponsored by VFW Post 7831 and Ladies Auxiliary of Mammoth Spring is now under way. There are several boxes placed in businesses throughout the area. Residents are asked to leave new or good used toys for local needy children in the boxes...
Book fair to raise money for library (12/02/04)
MAMMOTH SPRING -- Mammoth Spring Elementary School will hold a Scholastic Book Fair Dec. 6-10 from 7:40 a.m. to 4 p.m. to help raise funds for books and other materials for the elementary library. The fair will feature specially priced books and educational products, including newly released works, award winning titles, children's classics, interactive software and current best sellers from more than 100 publishers...
Story time... (12/02/04)
ROTARY CLUB: Rotary member Steve Russell reads The Snowy Day to students at Thayer Head Start who were visiting the Thayer Library Nov. 17. Each student received a copy of the book. The Thayer/Mammoth Spring Rotary Club reads to groups of local children each month...
Three from MS charged with drug possession (12/02/04)
A Mammoth Spring man, his wife and a friend were charged Nov. 4 with multiple drug offenses after officers from the 16th Judicial District Drug Task Force, Arkansas State Police, Arkansas Highway Patrol and the Fulton County Sheriff's Department raided their home in Mammoth Spring...
Tire collection slated in Oregon County (12/02/04)
ALTON -- The South Central Solid Waste Management District will hold a collection for waste tires Dec. 13-17. The collection will take place at the Oregon County maintenance shed on Highway 19 near Alton. Hours for the collection will be 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m...
Arkansas Arts Center's Artmobile (12/02/04)
Insights into Art: Virgil Lawrence (left) explains different means of artistic expression Nov. 30 to a group of 4th-graders from Salem Elementary inside Arkansas Arts Center Artmobile. Salem School District art teacher Lisa Hurt said North Arkansas Electric Coop and the Arkansas Arts Council were responsible for bringing the artmobile to Salem...
Mental health awareness (12/02/04)
Kristy Worthen for years had been frustrated with wild mood swings, uncontrollable crying and the deterioration of her relationships with her friends and family. She decided suicide was the only way to end the turmoil which was erupting inside of her head...
Salem Chamber elects new officers (12/02/04)
The Salem Chamber elected its 2005 officers and board members Nov. 24 in Salem. Current Chamber President Gary Phillips was re-elected, Mike Richardson from FNBC was elected vice president, MaLinda Coffman from the Fulton County Extension Office was elected secretary, and Patricia Watkins from the Bank of Salem was elected treasurer...
Hardy Timely Club hears about groundwater aquifers (12/02/04)
The Hardy Timely Club met at the home of Cindy Bronson Nov. 11 with Monya Hill and Tracy Webb serving as co-hostesses. A program on the depletion of Arkansas groundwater aquifers was presented by a representative of the Arkansas Soil Conservation Department...
IRS: We owe Arkansans money (12/02/04)
The Internal Revenue Service is looking for more than 600 Arkansans whose federal income tax refund checks totaling almost $424,000 were returned to the IRS as undeliverable by the Postal Service. Nationwide, 87,485 undeliverable refund checks totaling over $73 million wait to be claimed...
Hardy Timely Club hears about groundwater aquifers (12/02/04)
The Hardy Timely Club met at the home of Cindy Bronson Nov. 11 with Monya Hill and Tracy Webb serving as co-hostesses. A program on the depletion of Arkansas groundwater aquifers was presented by a representative of the Arkansas Soil Conservation Department...
IRS: We owe Arkansans money (12/02/04)
The Internal Revenue Service is looking for more than 600 Arkansans whose federal income tax refund checks totaling almost $424,000 were returned to the IRS as undeliverable by the Postal Service. Nationwide, 87,485 undeliverable refund checks totaling over $73 million wait to be claimed...
Hounds nipped by Cavemen (12/02/04)
It was a study in contrasts Nov. 22 as the Salem Greyhounds opened their 2004 home season at the Dawg Pound by hosting the Cave City Cavemen. The game featured a couple of terrific individual performances from Salem's Chad Willett on the perimeter and Cave City's Carl Ring on the low blocks...
Missouri trout fishing shines in winter (12/02/04)
Catch-and-release fishing for trout at Missouri's four trout parks begins the second Friday in November each year and runs through the second Sunday in February. This "no-creel" season is a weekend affair. The parks are open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. On those days, anglers can catch trout -- including some really big ones -- after the warm-season crowds disappear from Montauk, Roaring River and Bennett Spring state parks and Maramec Spring Park...
Bears blast Black Rock (12/02/04)
The Mammoth Spring Bears broke open a 33-all game after three periods of play, outscoring Black Rock 17-10 in the last frame, en route to a 50-43 home victory over the Zebras Nov. 23. The Bears trailed 24-19 at the half, but fought back in the last two periods of play to improve their record to 4-4 overall, and 3-1 in 2A-East play...
Hounds nipped by Cavemen (12/02/04)
It was a study in contrasts Nov. 22 as the Salem Greyhounds opened their 2004 home season at the Dawg Pound by hosting the Cave City Cavemen. The game featured a couple of terrific individual performances from Salem's Chad Willett on the perimeter and Cave City's Carl Ring on the low blocks...
Missouri trout fishing shines in winter (12/02/04)
Catch-and-release fishing for trout at Missouri's four trout parks begins the second Friday in November each year and runs through the second Sunday in February. This "no-creel" season is a weekend affair. The parks are open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. On those days, anglers can catch trout -- including some really big ones -- after the warm-season crowds disappear from Montauk, Roaring River and Bennett Spring state parks and Maramec Spring Park...
Bears blast Black Rock (12/02/04)
The Mammoth Spring Bears broke open a 33-all game after three periods of play, outscoring Black Rock 17-10 in the last frame, en route to a 50-43 home victory over the Zebras Nov. 23. The Bears trailed 24-19 at the half, but fought back in the last two periods of play to improve their record to 4-4 overall, and 3-1 in 2A-East play...
Mary Viginia King (12/02/04)
Mary Virginia Morris King, 73, of Cherokee Village, Ark., died Nov. 26, 2004, at the Fulton County Hospital in Salem. She was born in Rector (Clay County), Ark. on Dec. 3, 1930, the daughter of Johnny and Gertie Vickers Morris. She was an acitve community leader since moving to Hardy in 1959. She became a member of Timely Club, a General Federated Women's Club and worked tirelessly on projects of service to the people of the Spring River area...
Paul Cooper Ward (12/02/04)
Paul Cooper Ward,. 83, of Mammoth Spring, Ark., was born Feb. 27, 1921, and died Nov. 19, 2004, at the Fulton County Hospital in Salem, Ark. Survivors include his wife, Sue of Mammoth Spring; two daughters -- Ruby Murphy of Fenton, Mo., and Linda Anderson of Lowell, Ark.; three sons -- Bobby Ward of Mammoth Spring, Roy Ward of Fayetteville, Ark. ...
Hoover Herbert (12/02/04)
SMSGT (Ret.) Hoover Heartley Herbert,, 76, of Cherokee Village, Ark., died Nov. 25, 2004, at his home. Born in Coles Point, Va., he was retired from the United States Air Force after 30 years of service and worked for civil service for 10 more years...
James B. Snow (12/02/04)
James B. Snow, 77, of Ash Flat, formerly of Memphis, Tenn., died Nov. 21, 2004, at his residence. He was a member of the Christ United Methodist Church, a veteran of the United States Navy, having served during World War II. He was a graduate of the University of Mississippi where he was a member of the Sigma Chi Fraternity and was a retired pharmacist for Walgreens...
Lawrence Bodenhamer (12/02/04)
Lawrence David Boden-hamer, 92, of the Bonds community was born Aug. 5, 1912, in Sedalia, Mo., and died Nov. 17, 20o4, at the Shady Oakes Healthcare Center in Thayer, Mo. He was a man of many talents who loved the challenge of life, loved his family, his Missouri Fox Trotters that he trained and showed for many years in Ava, Mo. ...
John McClannahan Jr. (12/02/04)
John Robert "Big Mac" McClannahan Jr., son of the late John Robert and Adelaide Wilson McClannahan, was born in Pittsburg, Pa., on Aug. 27, 1949. He was united in marriage to Nancy Gorecke in Las Vegas, Nev. Feb. 19, 1999. He departed this life in Calico Rock, Ark., Nov. 22, 2004, at the age of 55 years, two months and 26 days...
Roy M. Baumann (12/02/04)
Roy M. Baumann, son of the late Roger Mills and Leaoma Chloe Hamilton Baumann, was born May 10, 1921, in Dallas, Texas. He departed this life on Nov. 24, 2004, near Mt. Pleasant at the age of 83 years. He was united in marriage to Mary Jane Brons on Sept. 16, 1944, in Seattle, Wash. To this union two sons were born...
William Sitzman (12/02/04)
William John Sitzman, of Horseshoe Bend, Ark., was born Aug. 21, 1920, to William and Rose (Loscheider) Seitzman in Buckman, Minn., and departed this life Nov. 23, 2004, at the White River Medical Center in Batesville, Ark., at the age of 84. He was united in marriage to the late Thelma Viola Saker on Sept. 17, 1958, in Iowa...
Theda Mae Cornish (12/02/04)
Theda Mae Cornish, 66, of Batesville, died Nov. 28, 2004, at the White River Medical Center in Batesville. She was born July 2, 1938, at Batesville to William Everett and Effie Annamary (Haigwood) Barnett. She was a homemaker and a member of the Faith Tabernacle Church of Christ...
Charles Cheatham (12/02/04)
Charles Edward Cheatham, 83, of Melbourne, died Nov. 25, 2004, at his home in Melbourne. He was born Jan. 9, 1921, to Robert Thomas Edmond and Sarah (Sadie) Forest Chatham at Knob Creek. He was a member of the Belview Baptist Church where he was a deacon and a Sunday School teacher for many years. He served as treasurer of the Rocky Bayou Baptist Association for 24 years. He taught school for two years at Knob Creek and Jumbo...
Tommie Perkey (12/02/04)
Tommie Perkey, 81, of Cave City, died Nov. 24, 2004, at the White River Medical Center in Batesville. She was born Sept. 4, 1923, at Evening Shade, Ark., the daughter of Thomas and Elizabeth Stephens Goodman. She was a homemaker, wife and mother and a member of Cave City Church of Christ...
William Sitzman (12/02/04)
William John Sitzman, of Horseshoe Bend, Ark., was born Aug. 21, 1920, to William and Rose (Loscheider) Seitzman in Buckman, Minn., and departed this life Nov. 23, 2004, at the White River Medical Center in Batesville, Ark., at the age of 84. He was united in marriage to the late Thelma Viola Saker on Sept. 17, 1958, in Iowa...
Hoover Herbert (12/02/04)
SMSGT (Ret.) Hoover Heartley Herbert,, 76, of Cherokee Village, Ark., died Nov. 25, 2004, at his home. Born in Coles Point, Va., he was retired from the United States Air Force after 30 years of service and worked for civil service for 10 more years...
Mary Viginia King (12/02/04)
Mary Virginia Morris King, 73, of Cherokee Village, Ark., died Nov. 26, 2004, at the Fulton County Hospital in Salem. She was born in Rector (Clay County), Ark. on Dec. 3, 1930, the daughter of Johnny and Gertie Vickers Morris. She was an acitve community leader since moving to Hardy in 1959. She became a member of Timely Club, a General Federated Women's Club and worked tirelessly on projects of service to the people of the Spring River area...
Charles Cheatham (12/02/04)
Charles Edward Cheatham, 83, of Melbourne, died Nov. 25, 2004, at his home in Melbourne. He was born Jan. 9, 1921, to Robert Thomas Edmond and Sarah (Sadie) Forest Chatham at Knob Creek. He was a member of the Belview Baptist Church where he was a deacon and a Sunday School teacher for many years. He served as treasurer of the Rocky Bayou Baptist Association for 24 years. He taught school for two years at Knob Creek and Jumbo...
Lawrence Bodenhamer (12/02/04)
Lawrence David Boden-hamer, 92, of the Bonds community was born Aug. 5, 1912, in Sedalia, Mo., and died Nov. 17, 20o4, at the Shady Oakes Healthcare Center in Thayer, Mo. He was a man of many talents who loved the challenge of life, loved his family, his Missouri Fox Trotters that he trained and showed for many years in Ava, Mo. ...
Roy M. Baumann (12/02/04)
Roy M. Baumann, son of the late Roger Mills and Leaoma Chloe Hamilton Baumann, was born May 10, 1921, in Dallas, Texas. He departed this life on Nov. 24, 2004, near Mt. Pleasant at the age of 83 years. He was united in marriage to Mary Jane Brons on Sept. 16, 1944, in Seattle, Wash. To this union two sons were born...
Paul Cooper Ward (12/02/04)
Paul Cooper Ward,. 83, of Mammoth Spring, Ark., was born Feb. 27, 1921, and died Nov. 19, 2004, at the Fulton County Hospital in Salem, Ark. Survivors include his wife, Sue of Mammoth Spring; two daughters -- Ruby Murphy of Fenton, Mo., and Linda Anderson of Lowell, Ark.; three sons -- Bobby Ward of Mammoth Spring, Roy Ward of Fayetteville, Ark. ...
Theda Mae Cornish (12/02/04)
Theda Mae Cornish, 66, of Batesville, died Nov. 28, 2004, at the White River Medical Center in Batesville. She was born July 2, 1938, at Batesville to William Everett and Effie Annamary (Haigwood) Barnett. She was a homemaker and a member of the Faith Tabernacle Church of Christ...
Tommie Perkey (12/02/04)
Tommie Perkey, 81, of Cave City, died Nov. 24, 2004, at the White River Medical Center in Batesville. She was born Sept. 4, 1923, at Evening Shade, Ark., the daughter of Thomas and Elizabeth Stephens Goodman. She was a homemaker, wife and mother and a member of Cave City Church of Christ...
John McClannahan Jr. (12/02/04)
John Robert "Big Mac" McClannahan Jr., son of the late John Robert and Adelaide Wilson McClannahan, was born in Pittsburg, Pa., on Aug. 27, 1949. He was united in marriage to Nancy Gorecke in Las Vegas, Nev. Feb. 19, 1999. He departed this life in Calico Rock, Ark., Nov. 22, 2004, at the age of 55 years, two months and 26 days...
James B. Snow (12/02/04)
James B. Snow, 77, of Ash Flat, formerly of Memphis, Tenn., died Nov. 21, 2004, at his residence. He was a member of the Christ United Methodist Church, a veteran of the United States Navy, having served during World War II. He was a graduate of the University of Mississippi where he was a member of the Sigma Chi Fraternity and was a retired pharmacist for Walgreens...
Stephenses celebrate anniversary (12/02/04)
Ewell and Jean Stephens celebrated their 61st wedding anniversary Nov. 23. The couple married Nov. 23, 1943, in Mountain Home. Jean Simpson Stephens was born in Norfork and graduated from Norfork High School. Ewell was born in Elizabeth. After his tour of duty with the Navy Seabees in the South Pacific, the couple moved to Wenatchee, Wash., in 1946. They moved to Othello, Wash., in 1952, where they still reside...
Stephenses celebrate anniversary (12/02/04)
Ewell and Jean Stephens celebrated their 61st wedding anniversary Nov. 23. The couple married Nov. 23, 1943, in Mountain Home. Jean Simpson Stephens was born in Norfork and graduated from Norfork High School. Ewell was born in Elizabeth. After his tour of duty with the Navy Seabees in the South Pacific, the couple moved to Wenatchee, Wash., in 1946. They moved to Othello, Wash., in 1952, where they still reside...
Harvey, Rutheford to wed (12/02/04)
Willis Smith and Teresa Smith have announced the upcoming marriage of their son, John A. Rutheford, to Patsy A. Harvey at 2 p.m. Dec. 3.
Harvey, Rutheford to wed (12/02/04)
Willis Smith and Teresa Smith have announced the upcoming marriage of their son, John A. Rutheford, to Patsy A. Harvey at 2 p.m. Dec. 3.
Crows to mark 50th anniversary (12/02/04)
Vernon and Joyce Crow will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary Dec. 5. A reception in their honor will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Orange Room of North Arkansas Electric Cooperative in Salem. The were married Dec. 4, 1954, in San Francisco, Calif. They have three sons -- Bill Crow and his wife, Roxanne, of Viola, Dan Crow and his wife, Lou, of Camp, and Ken Crow and his wife, Terry, of Salem; 10 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren...
Crows to mark 50th anniversary (12/02/04)
Vernon and Joyce Crow will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary Dec. 5. A reception in their honor will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Orange Room of North Arkansas Electric Cooperative in Salem. The were married Dec. 4, 1954, in San Francisco, Calif. They have three sons -- Bill Crow and his wife, Roxanne, of Viola, Dan Crow and his wife, Lou, of Camp, and Ken Crow and his wife, Terry, of Salem; 10 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren...
Boldly Going Nowhere (12/02/04)
When the fox is in charge of the henhouse, the fox gets fat and the hens get the shaft. Investigations are presently under way in the Oil-for-Food program the United Nations administered in Iraq over the last 13 years of Saddam Hussein's regime while trying to determine if Iraq was concealing weapons of mass destruction from U.N. ...
Oil for Food (12/02/04)
When the fox is in charge of the henhouse, the fox gets fat and the hens get the shaft. Investigations are presently under way in the Oil-for-Food program the United Nations administered in Iraq over the last 13 years of Saddam Hussein's regime while trying to determine if Iraq was concealing weapons of mass destruction from U.N. ...
Boldly Going Nowhere (12/02/04)
When the fox is in charge of the henhouse, the fox gets fat and the hens get the shaft. Investigations are presently under way in the Oil-for-Food program the United Nations administered in Iraq over the last 13 years of Saddam Hussein's regime while trying to determine if Iraq was concealing weapons of mass destruction from U.N. ...
Oil for Food (12/02/04)
When the fox is in charge of the henhouse, the fox gets fat and the hens get the shaft. Investigations are presently under way in the Oil-for-Food program the United Nations administered in Iraq over the last 13 years of Saddam Hussein's regime while trying to determine if Iraq was concealing weapons of mass destruction from U.N. ...