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Stories from Monday, December 27, 2004

Wilson, Thurman reception slated (12/27/04)
Ms. Emma Wilson and Mr. and Mrs. John M. Thurman invite family and friends to a wedding reception honoring their children, John R. and Alicia Thurman, from 2 to 5 p.m. Jan. 1, 2005, at Cherokee Village First Baptist Church's Family Life Center. No invitations are being sent but all family and friends are welcome...
Jones to mark 80 years (12/27/04)
The family and friends of Anna Lee Jones are invited to attend her 80th birthday party Jan. 2, 2005, from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Violet Hill Elementary School Cafeteria. In lieu of gifts guests are asked to write cards with notes or special memories of Anna Lee. For those unable to attend, cards may be sent to Karen Nelson, 2007 Cenwood Drive, Jonesboro, AR 72401...
Frey named interim dean (12/27/04)
Dr. Len Frey, chairman of the Department of Management and Marketing at Arkansas State University, has been named interim dean of the College of Business. He will officially begin work in his new position Jan. 4, following the departure of Dr. Jan Duggar...
Frey named interim dean (12/27/04)
Dr. Len Frey, chairman of the Department of Management and Marketing at Arkansas State University, has been named interim dean of the College of Business. He will officially begin work in his new position Jan. 4, following the departure of Dr. Jan Duggar...
Wilson, Thurman reception slated (12/27/04)
Ms. Emma Wilson and Mr. and Mrs. John M. Thurman invite family and friends to a wedding reception honoring their children, John R. and Alicia Thurman, from 2 to 5 p.m. Jan. 1, 2005, at Cherokee Village First Baptist Church's Family Life Center. No invitations are being sent but all family and friends are welcome...
Jones to mark 80 years (12/27/04)
The family and friends of Anna Lee Jones are invited to attend her 80th birthday party Jan. 2, 2005, from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Violet Hill Elementary School Cafeteria. In lieu of gifts guests are asked to write cards with notes or special memories of Anna Lee. For those unable to attend, cards may be sent to Karen Nelson, 2007 Cenwood Drive, Jonesboro, AR 72401...
Wiggs flashes hot hand, leads Comets to victory (12/27/04)
Alex Wiggs accounted for almost half Alton's output on offense Dec. 14, as the Comets blasted the Mountain View/Birch Tree Liberty Eagles 60-39. Wiggs tickled the twine for a game-high 28 points on the night for Alton (6-1). The Comets trailed 18-13 after one, but went on a 25-7 tear in the second period to take total control of the contest...
Waggoner's buzzer-beater bests Cougars (12/27/04)
If your squad is only going to nail one 3-point shot on the night, it might as well be a memorable one. Shane Waggoner canned Koshkonong's lone shot from behind the arc in the Bluejays' non-conference matchup with the Izard County Consolidated Cougars at the Bluejays' Nest Dec. 13, lifting his team to a 57-56 win over ICC...
Bobcats continue rolling start to season (12/27/04)
The Thayer Bobcats continued their impressive start to the young season by dismantling the Koshkonong Bluejays 81-35 Dec. 17. The Cats (4-0) jumped in front 26-8 after the first period of play and cruised the rest of the way over Koshkonong (3-2). Layne Hawkins jacked four treys on his way to a game-high 21 points for Thayer. ...
Horns take two from Sloan-Hendrix (12/27/04)
Viola hit the road to Imboden Dec. 14 and came back to Fulton County with a couple of 2AA-North victories over Sloan-Hendrix in tow. The Lady Horns evened the score with the Lady Greyhounds by besting them 52-34, two weeks removed from Sloan-Hendrix's upset of the top-seeded Viola squad in the semi-final round of the Williams Baptist College High School Tournament in Walnut Ridge...
Billingsly leads Mount Pleasant Bluebirds past Evening Shade Tigers (12/27/04)
Alex Billingsly scorched the nets for a game-high 23 points, including three treys, and Nick Howard added a double-double of 11 points and 10 boards, as the Mount Pleasant Bluebirds knocked off Evening Shade 55-43 Dec. 14 at the Bluebird Nest. Tony Neal finished with 13 points for Mount Pleasant, while James Liles and Corey Simpson added four points apiece...
Hounds cap successful gridiron season with All-Conference selections (12/27/04)
Talk to Salem Greyhound head football coach Wayne Guiltner about the season his gridiron troops just finished, and it's hard not to notice the smile that creeps across his face. And Guiltner, in his first season as head coach after leading Salem on an interim basis last year, has plenty of reasons to smile. The Greyhounds just wrapped up a 6-4 season that saw them make it to the Class AA state football playoffs after an absence of a couple of years...
Wiggs flashes hot hand, leads Comets to victory (12/27/04)
Alex Wiggs accounted for almost half Alton's output on offense Dec. 14, as the Comets blasted the Mountain View/Birch Tree Liberty Eagles 60-39. Wiggs tickled the twine for a game-high 28 points on the night for Alton (6-1). The Comets trailed 18-13 after one, but went on a 25-7 tear in the second period to take total control of the contest...
Hounds cap successful gridiron season with All-Conference selections (12/27/04)
Talk to Salem Greyhound head football coach Wayne Guiltner about the season his gridiron troops just finished, and it's hard not to notice the smile that creeps across his face. And Guiltner, in his first season as head coach after leading Salem on an interim basis last year, has plenty of reasons to smile. The Greyhounds just wrapped up a 6-4 season that saw them make it to the Class AA state football playoffs after an absence of a couple of years...
Horns take two from Sloan-Hendrix (12/27/04)
Viola hit the road to Imboden Dec. 14 and came back to Fulton County with a couple of 2AA-North victories over Sloan-Hendrix in tow. The Lady Horns evened the score with the Lady Greyhounds by besting them 52-34, two weeks removed from Sloan-Hendrix's upset of the top-seeded Viola squad in the semi-final round of the Williams Baptist College High School Tournament in Walnut Ridge...
Billingsly leads Mount Pleasant Bluebirds past Evening Shade Tigers (12/27/04)
Alex Billingsly scorched the nets for a game-high 23 points, including three treys, and Nick Howard added a double-double of 11 points and 10 boards, as the Mount Pleasant Bluebirds knocked off Evening Shade 55-43 Dec. 14 at the Bluebird Nest. Tony Neal finished with 13 points for Mount Pleasant, while James Liles and Corey Simpson added four points apiece...
Bobcats continue rolling start to season (12/27/04)
The Thayer Bobcats continued their impressive start to the young season by dismantling the Koshkonong Bluejays 81-35 Dec. 17. The Cats (4-0) jumped in front 26-8 after the first period of play and cruised the rest of the way over Koshkonong (3-2). Layne Hawkins jacked four treys on his way to a game-high 21 points for Thayer. ...
Waggoner's buzzer-beater bests Cougars (12/27/04)
If your squad is only going to nail one 3-point shot on the night, it might as well be a memorable one. Shane Waggoner canned Koshkonong's lone shot from behind the arc in the Bluejays' non-conference matchup with the Izard County Consolidated Cougars at the Bluejays' Nest Dec. 13, lifting his team to a 57-56 win over ICC...
Kayin Maria Heidy (12/27/04)
Kayin Maria Heidy, 59, of Cherokee Village, Ark., was born May 26, 1945, in Tacoma, Wash. She died Dec. 18 at her home in Cherokee Village. She was employed as a Dollar General Store Manager during her working years. Survivors include her husband, neal Heidy of Cherokee village...
Lonnis Noel Pingleton (12/27/04)
Lonnis Noel Pingleton, 78, son of the late Albert Pingleton and Bessie Cox Pingleton was born Nov. 22, 1926, in Thayer and died Dec. 15, 2004, in Thayer. He was united in marriage Sept. 6, 1947, in Salem, to Ila Langle. He worked for Tindle Feed in Thayer, until he retired at the age of 70. He was a member of the United Pentecost Church in Thayer and was a loving husband, father and grandfather and will be sadly missed...
John Coddington (12/27/04)
John Arthur Coddington died Dec. 13, 2004, at Community Medical Center of Izard County in Calico Rock, Ark. He was born Sept. 14, 1911, in Kansas City, Mo., the son of Arthur and Catherine Worden Coddington. During his working years he was a manager for Marathon Oil Company. John was a 50-year life member of the Masons, member of the Elks, the Moose, Shrine, a member of the United Methodist Church and Choir and Sigma Nu at Purdue University...
Charles "Herb" Woods (12/27/04)
Charles Herbert "Herb" Woods, 92, of Alton, Mo., was born Sept. 14, 1912, near his home place in Oregon County, Mo., and died Dec. 13, 2004, at Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center. He accepted the Lord at a revival at Many Springs Baptist church at the age of 38 and was baptized at Riverton in the Eleven Point River...
Kenneth J. Hollett (12/27/04)
Kenneth J. Hollett, 81, former resident of Hardy and Cherokee Village, Ark., for many years, died Dec. 5, 2004, in Biloxi Miss. After serving in the Army during World War II he received his master's degree in architecture/planning from Stanford, University retiring from his chosen profession in 1987...
Alta Whiteside Phipps (12/27/04)
Alta O. Whiteside Phipps, daughter of the late Hayes F. Whiteside and Nancy Emily Worel Whiteside, was born Nov. 18, 1913, in Oregon County, Missouri. She died Dec. 17, 2004, at the home of her daughter in Thayer, Mo. She was united in marriage in Aug. of 1929 to Lester Sloan and to this union two daughters were born. He preceded her in death March 23, 1935...
Robert G. Rybarczyk (12/27/04)
Robert George Rybarczyk, 60, of Straw-berry, Ark., died Dec. 12, 2004, at Central Arkansas Veterans Health Care System in Little Rock. He was born Sept. 23, 1944, at Chicago, Ill., to George Chester and Anna Teresa Domkoski Rybarczyk. He was a steel worker for LaClede Steel Mills in Alton, Ill., a life member of the DAV Chaper 90 in Edwardsville, Ill., and a member of the St. Joseph Catholic Church in Benld, Ill...
Corp. Jason Clairday (12/27/04)
Corp. Jason Scot Clairday, 21, of Salem, Ark., son of Virgil Logan Clairday Jr. and Nancy Jay Spinelli Clairday McWilliams, was born May 23, 1983, in Garden Grove, Calif. He was killed in action Dec. 12, 2004, in Fallujah, Iraq. He was a 2001 graduate of Salem High School where he excelled in sports. He was an avid hunter and fisherman. He was a member of Salem First Baptist Church where he sang in the youth choir...
Thurman Wrenfrow (12/27/04)
Thurman Jessie Wrenfrow, 69, was born Nov. 28, 1935, in Myrtle, Mo., the son of the late John W. Wrenfrow and Samantha May Garrison Wrenfrow in Myrtle, Mo., He died Dec. 8, 2004, in Couch, Mo. He was united in marriage Dec. 24, 1955, in Myrtle, Mo., to Betty Brewer...
Venita Irene Worsham (12/27/04)
Venita Irene Worsham, 84, of Salem, Ark., daughter of the late Henry and Edith Farra Landers, was born July 9, 1920, in Salem, Ark. She died Dec. 14, 2004, at Fulton County Hospital in Salem. She married Tollie Raybob Worsham Sept. 14, 1940, at Alton, Mo. To this union five children were born...
Adaline Childers (12/27/04)
Adaline Childers, 87, of Thayer, Mo., was born Sept. 26, 1917, in Coffeyville, Kan., and died Dec. 6, 2004, at the Shady Oaks Healthcare Center. Survivors include two sons -- Leroy Childers of Mammoth Spring, Ark., and James Childers of Fla; and numerous other relatives and friends...
James Lee Atwell (12/27/04)
James Lee Atwell, 70, son of the late Nolan Austin and Claudia Bea Russell Atwell was born Nov. 8, 1934, at Clovis, N.M. He died Dec. 12, 2004, at Salem, Ark. He married Lynettie Blanch Lary Feb. 5, 1960, at Clovis. He spent his working years as a husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, and a convenient store manager...
Dow Franklin Williams (12/27/04)
Dow Franklin Williams, 73, of Alton, Mo., was born July 25, 1931, and died Dec. 7, 2004, at his home. He was united in marriage to Jewell Feb. 28, 1952 and was a member of the Baptist faith. Survivors include his wife, Jewell Smith-Williams of the home; two daughters -- Janice and husband, Bill Williams of Alton, and Rita and husband, Bill, Hurtado of Alton; two sons -- Donnie and wife, Thelma Williams of Alton and Tommy and Terri Williams of Alton; six grandchildren -- Mekeia and Cora Hurtado, Joshua and Dustin Williams, Marshall and Nicholas Williams; one sister, Fern Marshall and a brother, Doyle Williams.. ...
James Lee Atwell (12/27/04)
James Lee Atwell, 70, son of the late Nolan Austin and Claudia Bea Russell Atwell was born Nov. 8, 1934, at Clovis, N.M. He died Dec. 12, 2004, at Salem, Ark. He married Lynettie Blanch Lary Feb. 5, 1960, at Clovis. He spent his working years as a husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, and a convenient store manager...
Kayin Maria Heidy (12/27/04)
Kayin Maria Heidy, 59, of Cherokee Village, Ark., was born May 26, 1945, in Tacoma, Wash. She died Dec. 18 at her home in Cherokee Village. She was employed as a Dollar General Store Manager during her working years. Survivors include her husband, neal Heidy of Cherokee village...
Kenneth J. Hollett (12/27/04)
Kenneth J. Hollett, 81, former resident of Hardy and Cherokee Village, Ark., for many years, died Dec. 5, 2004, in Biloxi Miss. After serving in the Army during World War II he received his master's degree in architecture/planning from Stanford, University retiring from his chosen profession in 1987...
Alta Whiteside Phipps (12/27/04)
Alta O. Whiteside Phipps, daughter of the late Hayes F. Whiteside and Nancy Emily Worel Whiteside, was born Nov. 18, 1913, in Oregon County, Missouri. She died Dec. 17, 2004, at the home of her daughter in Thayer, Mo. She was united in marriage in Aug. of 1929 to Lester Sloan and to this union two daughters were born. He preceded her in death March 23, 1935...
Lonnis Noel Pingleton (12/27/04)
Lonnis Noel Pingleton, 78, son of the late Albert Pingleton and Bessie Cox Pingleton was born Nov. 22, 1926, in Thayer and died Dec. 15, 2004, in Thayer. He was united in marriage Sept. 6, 1947, in Salem, to Ila Langle. He worked for Tindle Feed in Thayer, until he retired at the age of 70. He was a member of the United Pentecost Church in Thayer and was a loving husband, father and grandfather and will be sadly missed...
Robert G. Rybarczyk (12/27/04)
Robert George Rybarczyk, 60, of Straw-berry, Ark., died Dec. 12, 2004, at Central Arkansas Veterans Health Care System in Little Rock. He was born Sept. 23, 1944, at Chicago, Ill., to George Chester and Anna Teresa Domkoski Rybarczyk. He was a steel worker for LaClede Steel Mills in Alton, Ill., a life member of the DAV Chaper 90 in Edwardsville, Ill., and a member of the St. Joseph Catholic Church in Benld, Ill...
Dow Franklin Williams (12/27/04)
Dow Franklin Williams, 73, of Alton, Mo., was born July 25, 1931, and died Dec. 7, 2004, at his home. He was united in marriage to Jewell Feb. 28, 1952 and was a member of the Baptist faith. Survivors include his wife, Jewell Smith-Williams of the home; two daughters -- Janice and husband, Bill Williams of Alton, and Rita and husband, Bill, Hurtado of Alton; two sons -- Donnie and wife, Thelma Williams of Alton and Tommy and Terri Williams of Alton; six grandchildren -- Mekeia and Cora Hurtado, Joshua and Dustin Williams, Marshall and Nicholas Williams; one sister, Fern Marshall and a brother, Doyle Williams.. ...
Corp. Jason Clairday (12/27/04)
Corp. Jason Scot Clairday, 21, of Salem, Ark., son of Virgil Logan Clairday Jr. and Nancy Jay Spinelli Clairday McWilliams, was born May 23, 1983, in Garden Grove, Calif. He was killed in action Dec. 12, 2004, in Fallujah, Iraq. He was a 2001 graduate of Salem High School where he excelled in sports. He was an avid hunter and fisherman. He was a member of Salem First Baptist Church where he sang in the youth choir...
Thurman Wrenfrow (12/27/04)
Thurman Jessie Wrenfrow, 69, was born Nov. 28, 1935, in Myrtle, Mo., the son of the late John W. Wrenfrow and Samantha May Garrison Wrenfrow in Myrtle, Mo., He died Dec. 8, 2004, in Couch, Mo. He was united in marriage Dec. 24, 1955, in Myrtle, Mo., to Betty Brewer...
Venita Irene Worsham (12/27/04)
Venita Irene Worsham, 84, of Salem, Ark., daughter of the late Henry and Edith Farra Landers, was born July 9, 1920, in Salem, Ark. She died Dec. 14, 2004, at Fulton County Hospital in Salem. She married Tollie Raybob Worsham Sept. 14, 1940, at Alton, Mo. To this union five children were born...
Adaline Childers (12/27/04)
Adaline Childers, 87, of Thayer, Mo., was born Sept. 26, 1917, in Coffeyville, Kan., and died Dec. 6, 2004, at the Shady Oaks Healthcare Center. Survivors include two sons -- Leroy Childers of Mammoth Spring, Ark., and James Childers of Fla; and numerous other relatives and friends...
Charles "Herb" Woods (12/27/04)
Charles Herbert "Herb" Woods, 92, of Alton, Mo., was born Sept. 14, 1912, near his home place in Oregon County, Mo., and died Dec. 13, 2004, at Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center. He accepted the Lord at a revival at Many Springs Baptist church at the age of 38 and was baptized at Riverton in the Eleven Point River...
John Coddington (12/27/04)
John Arthur Coddington died Dec. 13, 2004, at Community Medical Center of Izard County in Calico Rock, Ark. He was born Sept. 14, 1911, in Kansas City, Mo., the son of Arthur and Catherine Worden Coddington. During his working years he was a manager for Marathon Oil Company. John was a 50-year life member of the Masons, member of the Elks, the Moose, Shrine, a member of the United Methodist Church and Choir and Sigma Nu at Purdue University...
Benjamin, Reuscher unite in marriage (12/27/04)
Tara Michelle Benjamin and David Arthur Reuscher were united in marriage Oct. 9, 2004, in Joplin, Mo. Scott Reuscher, brother of the groom, served as best man. Amber Adair, friend of the bride, was maid of honor. Tyler Reuscher, nephew of the groom, was the ringbearer...
Benjamin, Reuscher unite in marriage (12/27/04)
Tara Michelle Benjamin and David Arthur Reuscher were united in marriage Oct. 9, 2004, in Joplin, Mo. Scott Reuscher, brother of the groom, served as best man. Amber Adair, friend of the bride, was maid of honor. Tyler Reuscher, nephew of the groom, was the ringbearer...
Propst, Newman to wed (12/27/04)
Mr. and Mrs. David Propst, of Jefferson City, Mo., and Mr. and Mrs. Mark Newman of Myrtle have announced the engagement of their children, David and Kristin. Wedding vows will be exchanged Jan. 8 at 2 p.m. at the Immanuel Lutheran Church Honey Creek, in Jefferson City...
Propst, Newman to wed (12/27/04)
Mr. and Mrs. David Propst, of Jefferson City, Mo., and Mr. and Mrs. Mark Newman of Myrtle have announced the engagement of their children, David and Kristin. Wedding vows will be exchanged Jan. 8 at 2 p.m. at the Immanuel Lutheran Church Honey Creek, in Jefferson City...
Capitol Report (12/27/04)
In just a little over two weeks the 93rd Missouri General Assembly will start its work looking at proposed new legislation, revising some old laws and even correcting some mistakes of the past. There will be several new faces in the Missouri House with 38 new legislators elected in November. ...
Boldly Going Nowhere (12/27/04)
When I was about 5 years old, I was real excited to learn that Santa Claus was going to appear at my house early on Christmas Eve to personally hand Christmas presents to my little brother and me. My parents explained that Santa was doing this as a special treat for us since we didn't have a chimney...
Capitol Report (12/27/04)
In just a little over two weeks the 93rd Missouri General Assembly will start its work looking at proposed new legislation, revising some old laws and even correcting some mistakes of the past. There will be several new faces in the Missouri House with 38 new legislators elected in November. ...
Boldly Going Nowhere (12/27/04)
When I was about 5 years old, I was real excited to learn that Santa Claus was going to appear at my house early on Christmas Eve to personally hand Christmas presents to my little brother and me. My parents explained that Santa was doing this as a special treat for us since we didn't have a chimney...