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Stories from Thursday, January 13, 2005

Viola man charged with sex crime (01/13/05)
A Viola man has been charged with two counts of sexual indecency with a child, class D felonies, after he allegedly had sexual intercourse with an underage female. Arkansas State Police special agent Becky Vacco said Timothy R. Lee, 19, engaged in sexual intercourse with a 14-year-old girl on two separate occasions in October...
Salem man remains in coma (01/13/05)
A Salem man is in intensive care after the vehicle he was a passenger in struck a deer Jan. 2, 1 mile south of Gainsville, Mo., on Highway 5. Charles "Max" Humphries, 61, received severe head injuries after a deer slammed through the windshield of a 2003 Chevrolet one-ton truck driven by his son, Charles Heath Humphries...
MS council passes budget (01/13/05)
MAMMOTH SPRING -- The 2005 budget for the city of Mammoth Spring was passed by the city council Jan. 3. The budget for the city is $573,100. Legislation passed last year by the Arkansas Legislature allows municipalities in the state to pass one resolution allowing party primaries in cities instead of having to pass a resolution every year. The Mammoth Spring Council passed such a resolution and in the future will not have to pass the resolution every year...
Health Dept. receives '05 WIC grant (01/13/05)
OREGON COUNTY -- The Oregon County Women's, Infants and Children's (WIC) division of the Oregon County Health Department announced last week that it had received its contract for the 2005 fiscal year. WIC Director Sharon Wrenfrow said the program provides supplemental foods which can include milk, eggs, cheese, cereal, juice, peanut butter, beans, tuna, carrots and evaporated milk to pregnant, breastfeeding or postpartum women and children up to the age of 5 years. ...
Ash Flat trucker burned in crash (01/13/05)
An Ash Flat man is in an Augusta, Ga., burn center receiving treatment after a fiery wreck Dec. 29 in South Carolina. James Titus, 50, was driving a tractor-trailer northbound on Interstate 77 near Columbia, S.C., when a southbound pickup truck crossed the median and collided with Titus's truck, the Associated Press reported...
Judge sends three to state prison (01/13/05)
OREGON COUNTY -- Oregon County Associate Judge Jo Beth Prewitt sent three Oregon County men and a St. Joseph, Mo., resident to state prison Jan. 5. All four appeared in court Jan. 5. Jeffrey Haigwood, 20, and Jacob Burmingham, 19, both of Alton, had their probation revoked by Judge Prewitt. She sent Haigwood to prison for three years on a probation violation for a 2002 check forgery conviction...
Officials bone up on anatomy (01/13/05)
A forensic pathologist with the Arkansas State Crime Lab in Little Rock determined Jan. 11 that bones recovered from a water well near Viola are not human remains, but the bones of an unidentified animal. "I was so glad when I received word from the pathologist in Little Rock," said Lt. Bill Beach with the Arkansas State Police...
Patient census sees Sharp increase (01/13/05)
As the Quad Cities try to cope with the loss of its hospital, health care professionals at Fulton County Hospital are dealing with a different problem -- an influx of Sharp County patients. But Fulton County Hospital Administrator Frank Wise said it's a problem his hospital embraces...
Video poker machines seized in Oregon County (01/13/05)
OREGON COUNTY -- Last week officers from the Missouri State Highway Patrol's Division of Drug and Crime Control, officers from Troop G Headquarters, along with investigators from the South Central Drug Task Force conducted an operation focused on illegal gambling...
Vandals strike between Thayer, Alton (01/13/05)
OREGON COUNTY -- Many residents in rural Oregon County woke up Jan. 5 to find their mailboxes vandalized or gone. The Oregon County Sheriff's Department is investigating the vandalism of dozens of mailboxes in the county. Sheriff Tim Ward said his office received at least 20 reports of vandalized mailboxes that morning. "I believe the number of boxes affected reaches much higher than that, maybe as high as 60 or more," the sheriff said...
Hot wheels ... (01/13/05)
A Blaze: A recreational vehicle goes up in flames Jan. 6 on Highway 63 4 miles south of Mammoth Spring. The driver of the RV pulled the vehicle off the road and escaped from the vehicle. The unidentified driver was not injured and the cause of the fire was unknown at press time...
County takes over forest (01/13/05)
OREGON COUNTY -- The Oregon County Commission was approached several years ago by officials with the United States Forest Service about the county taking over the maintenance of certain Forest Service roads in Oregon County. Presiding Commissioner Leo Warren said over the past several years the negotiations seemed to stall until recently. ...
Interactive parts ... (01/13/05)
LEARNING LAB: Mammoth Spring High School staff and students unloaded materials from a truck last week. The materials that will go in the school's new Distance Learning Lab. This new classroom was made possible through a grant from the Department of Agriculture and the Department of Education. The lab will enable students to interact with teachers and students in other parts of the state...
E-Shade soldier killed (01/13/05)
Evening Shade residents are mourning the loss of one of their own who gave his life for his country. Spc. Joshua Samuel Marcum, 33, was killed Jan. 4 in Taji, Iraq, while serving with the National Guard. "It is still so hard to believe," said Linda Beckham, one of Marcum's three siblings. "He was so good. I guess that's the kind God wants to call home. I guess God wanted a good soldier in Heaven."...
MS council passes budget (01/13/05)
MAMMOTH SPRING -- The 2005 budget for the city of Mammoth Spring was passed by the city council Jan. 3. The budget for the city is $573,100. Legislation passed last year by the Arkansas Legislature allows municipalities in the state to pass one resolution allowing party primaries in cities instead of having to pass a resolution every year. The Mammoth Spring Council passed such a resolution and in the future will not have to pass the resolution every year...
Judge sends three to state prison (01/13/05)
OREGON COUNTY -- Oregon County Associate Judge Jo Beth Prewitt sent three Oregon County men and a St. Joseph, Mo., resident to state prison Jan. 5. All four appeared in court Jan. 5. Jeffrey Haigwood, 20, and Jacob Burmingham, 19, both of Alton, had their probation revoked by Judge Prewitt. She sent Haigwood to prison for three years on a probation violation for a 2002 check forgery conviction...
Ash Flat trucker burned in crash (01/13/05)
An Ash Flat man is in an Augusta, Ga., burn center receiving treatment after a fiery wreck Dec. 29 in South Carolina. James Titus, 50, was driving a tractor-trailer northbound on Interstate 77 near Columbia, S.C., when a southbound pickup truck crossed the median and collided with Titus's truck, the Associated Press reported...
Health Dept. receives '05 WIC grant (01/13/05)
OREGON COUNTY -- The Oregon County Women's, Infants and Children's (WIC) division of the Oregon County Health Department announced last week that it had received its contract for the 2005 fiscal year. WIC Director Sharon Wrenfrow said the program provides supplemental foods which can include milk, eggs, cheese, cereal, juice, peanut butter, beans, tuna, carrots and evaporated milk to pregnant, breastfeeding or postpartum women and children up to the age of 5 years. ...
Viola man charged with sex crime (01/13/05)
A Viola man has been charged with two counts of sexual indecency with a child, class D felonies, after he allegedly had sexual intercourse with an underage female. Arkansas State Police special agent Becky Vacco said Timothy R. Lee, 19, engaged in sexual intercourse with a 14-year-old girl on two separate occasions in October...
Salem man remains in coma (01/13/05)
A Salem man is in intensive care after the vehicle he was a passenger in struck a deer Jan. 2, 1 mile south of Gainsville, Mo., on Highway 5. Charles "Max" Humphries, 61, received severe head injuries after a deer slammed through the windshield of a 2003 Chevrolet one-ton truck driven by his son, Charles Heath Humphries...
Officials bone up on anatomy (01/13/05)
A forensic pathologist with the Arkansas State Crime Lab in Little Rock determined Jan. 11 that bones recovered from a water well near Viola are not human remains, but the bones of an unidentified animal. "I was so glad when I received word from the pathologist in Little Rock," said Lt. Bill Beach with the Arkansas State Police...
Video poker machines seized in Oregon County (01/13/05)
OREGON COUNTY -- Last week officers from the Missouri State Highway Patrol's Division of Drug and Crime Control, officers from Troop G Headquarters, along with investigators from the South Central Drug Task Force conducted an operation focused on illegal gambling...
Vandals strike between Thayer, Alton (01/13/05)
OREGON COUNTY -- Many residents in rural Oregon County woke up Jan. 5 to find their mailboxes vandalized or gone. The Oregon County Sheriff's Department is investigating the vandalism of dozens of mailboxes in the county. Sheriff Tim Ward said his office received at least 20 reports of vandalized mailboxes that morning. "I believe the number of boxes affected reaches much higher than that, maybe as high as 60 or more," the sheriff said...
County takes over forest (01/13/05)
OREGON COUNTY -- The Oregon County Commission was approached several years ago by officials with the United States Forest Service about the county taking over the maintenance of certain Forest Service roads in Oregon County. Presiding Commissioner Leo Warren said over the past several years the negotiations seemed to stall until recently. ...
Patient census sees Sharp increase (01/13/05)
As the Quad Cities try to cope with the loss of its hospital, health care professionals at Fulton County Hospital are dealing with a different problem -- an influx of Sharp County patients. But Fulton County Hospital Administrator Frank Wise said it's a problem his hospital embraces...
E-Shade soldier killed (01/13/05)
Evening Shade residents are mourning the loss of one of their own who gave his life for his country. Spc. Joshua Samuel Marcum, 33, was killed Jan. 4 in Taji, Iraq, while serving with the National Guard. "It is still so hard to believe," said Linda Beckham, one of Marcum's three siblings. "He was so good. I guess that's the kind God wants to call home. I guess God wanted a good soldier in Heaven."...
Interactive parts ... (01/13/05)
LEARNING LAB: Mammoth Spring High School staff and students unloaded materials from a truck last week. The materials that will go in the school's new Distance Learning Lab. This new classroom was made possible through a grant from the Department of Agriculture and the Department of Education. The lab will enable students to interact with teachers and students in other parts of the state...
Hot wheels ... (01/13/05)
A Blaze: A recreational vehicle goes up in flames Jan. 6 on Highway 63 4 miles south of Mammoth Spring. The driver of the RV pulled the vehicle off the road and escaped from the vehicle. The unidentified driver was not injured and the cause of the fire was unknown at press time...
Scott, Louk to wed (01/13/05)
Mr and Mrs. Preston Scott of Mammoth Spring, and Mr. and Mrs. Gene Louk of Mount Morris, Pa., have announced the upcoming wedding of their children, Rebekah Scott and Chad Louk. Vows will be exchanged at 10:30 a.m. Feb. 5 at Friendship Baptist Church in Highland...
Scott, Louk to wed (01/13/05)
Mr and Mrs. Preston Scott of Mammoth Spring, and Mr. and Mrs. Gene Louk of Mount Morris, Pa., have announced the upcoming wedding of their children, Rebekah Scott and Chad Louk. Vows will be exchanged at 10:30 a.m. Feb. 5 at Friendship Baptist Church in Highland...
Salem knocks off Cougars in conference action (01/13/05)
Jumping right back into 2AA-North play after spending the holidays at the NEA Tournament, the Salem Greyhounds welcomed the Izard County Consolidated Cougars to the Dawg Pound Jan. 4 for a couple of games, with the two schools splitting wins on the night...
Bears too much for ORC (01/13/05)
The Mammoth Spring Lady Bears outscored the Oak Ridge Central Lady Roadrunners 18-2 in the second period of play en route to a 58-24 win over ORC in 2A-East play Jan. 7. Leading 37-8 at intermission, Mammoth Spring cruised to victory in the second half of play...
Bobcats stay perfect on season with win over Alton (01/13/05)
The Thayer Bobcats (8-0), currently ranked number nine in Class 2 hoops, celebrated their ascent into the state's top 10 with a 57-49 victory over the Alton Comets (7-2) Jan. 4, as the Cats repaid Alton for knocking them out of the district tournament finals last year...
Viola takes third in NorthArk Tourney (01/13/05)
Five games in five days. Most NBA teams would refuse to play that kind of schedule, but that's exactly the trek the Viola Longhorns embarked on as they made their yearly trip through the brackets of the 31st annual Northark Invitational Tournament held on the campus of North Arkansas Community College in Harrison...
Tribe, Comets split big wins in Couch (01/13/05)
Sometimes the term "do-it-all player" is overused. Sometimes it's not. After her performance against the visiting Alton Lady Comets Jan. 7, it's safe to say that description really does fit Couch's Kim LaBahn. LaBahn filled so many different roles in the Lady Indians' 58-42 win over Alton in Big Springs Conference play that the Lady Comets must have thought they were seeing double. Or triple...
Longhorns escape Bearkatz Den with pair of 2AA-North wins (01/13/05)
An unproductive third period led to the demise of the Melbourne Bearkatz in their 2AA-North matchup with the Viola Longhorns at the Bearkatz Den Jan. 4. By logging just three points in the frame, the Bearkatz saw an otherwise competitive effort fall by the wayside, as the Horns won 53-35...
Tribe, Comets split big wins in Couch (01/13/05)
Sometimes the term "do-it-all player" is overused. Sometimes it's not. After her performance against the visiting Alton Lady Comets Jan. 7, it's safe to say that description really does fit Couch's Kim LaBahn. LaBahn filled so many different roles in the Lady Indians' 58-42 win over Alton in Big Springs Conference play that the Lady Comets must have thought they were seeing double. Or triple...
Bears too much for ORC (01/13/05)
The Mammoth Spring Lady Bears outscored the Oak Ridge Central Lady Roadrunners 18-2 in the second period of play en route to a 58-24 win over ORC in 2A-East play Jan. 7. Leading 37-8 at intermission, Mammoth Spring cruised to victory in the second half of play...
Bobcats stay perfect on season with win over Alton (01/13/05)
The Thayer Bobcats (8-0), currently ranked number nine in Class 2 hoops, celebrated their ascent into the state's top 10 with a 57-49 victory over the Alton Comets (7-2) Jan. 4, as the Cats repaid Alton for knocking them out of the district tournament finals last year...
Salem knocks off Cougars in conference action (01/13/05)
Jumping right back into 2AA-North play after spending the holidays at the NEA Tournament, the Salem Greyhounds welcomed the Izard County Consolidated Cougars to the Dawg Pound Jan. 4 for a couple of games, with the two schools splitting wins on the night...
Viola takes third in NorthArk Tourney (01/13/05)
Five games in five days. Most NBA teams would refuse to play that kind of schedule, but that's exactly the trek the Viola Longhorns embarked on as they made their yearly trip through the brackets of the 31st annual Northark Invitational Tournament held on the campus of North Arkansas Community College in Harrison...
Longhorns escape Bearkatz Den with pair of 2AA-North wins (01/13/05)
An unproductive third period led to the demise of the Melbourne Bearkatz in their 2AA-North matchup with the Viola Longhorns at the Bearkatz Den Jan. 4. By logging just three points in the frame, the Bearkatz saw an otherwise competitive effort fall by the wayside, as the Horns won 53-35...
Coy Foshee (01/13/05)
Coy Foshee, 88, of Pocahontas, Ark., formerly of Mammoth Spring, Ark., died Jan. 3, 2005, at his residence. He was born July 4, 1916, at Judsonia, Ark. He was a member of the Church of Christ. Survivors include his wife, Vestel Foshee of Mammoth Spring; two sons -- Jerry Foshee of Pocahontas, and Sam Foshee of Lyndon, Ill.; two daughters -- Shirley Rosnes of Rock Falls, Ill., and Carletta Jones of Springfield, Tenn.; a sister, Claudine Uetz of Rockford, Ill.; nine grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.. ...
Howard R. Simpson (01/13/05)
Howard R. Simpson, 94, of Poughkeepsie, died Jan. 1, 2005, at the Baptist Health Medical Center in North Little Rock. He was born Feb. 26, 1910, at Poughkeepsie to Charles E. and Rebecca Jane Howard Simpson. He owned and operated Heath Hardware in Detroit for many years, was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, a Mason and a member of Little Spring Missionary Baptist Church in Poughkeepsie where he served as a Deacon and Sunday School teacher...
Tressia J. Haslett (01/13/05)
Tressia J. Haslett, 90, daughter of the late John Henry and Addie Laura Kelly Barnett, was born Oct. 30, 1914, at Moko, Ark. she died Jan. 3, 2005, in Sapulpa, Okla., She was a true homemaker and loving mother, raising three boys and married to her husband, Randel, for more than 70 years. She made friends everywhere she went and was loved by everyone she met...
Evert C. Wheeler (01/13/05)
Evert C. Wheeler, 80, of Williford, Ark., formerly of South Haven, Mich., died Jan. 5, 2005, at his home. He was born Sept. 17, 1924, in South Haven, Mich., the son of Joseph and Armena Burrows Wheeler. He was a veteran, serving in the Marine Corps during World War II, and was a retired meat cutter...
Walter John Jenkins (01/13/05)
Walter John Jenkins, 68, of Ash Flat, Ark., was born June 21, 1936, the son of Walter Gregory Jenkins and Gerarda Christina Terwolbeek in Bloem-fontein, South Africa and died Jan. 2, 2005, in Mountain Home. He married Georgina Cochius on June 21, 1968, in South Africa. He worked as an auto technician and did auto restoration...
Inez Martin (01/13/05)
Funeral services for Inez Martin, 96, of Couch, Mo. were held at 10 a.m. Jan. 10 at the Carter Funeral Home in Thayer with rev. Grover Pingleton and Rev. David Honeycutt officiating under the direction on the Carter Funeral Home. She was born the daughter of the late John Wesley Harmon and Betty Susie Proctor Harmon on Oct. 20, 1908 in Couch and died Jan. 7, 2005 in West Plains. Mo. at the age of 96 years...
Ellen Mozell Bell (01/13/05)
Ellen Mozell Bell, 80, of Hardy, Ark., died Jan. 4, 2005, at St. Bernard's Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born Oct. 24, 1924,in Haynesville, La., she was the daughter of William Reed Parsons and Datha Henderson Parsons. She was co-owner with her husband, William R. ...
William "Bill" Brooks (01/13/05)
William "Bill" Lewis Brooks, 64, of Doniphan, Mo., formerly of Center, Ark., died Nov. 23, 2004, at Current River Nursing Home in Doniphan. He was born July 26, 1940, at Doniphan. His mother, Lorene Adams Brooks of Center, survives, along with two sisters -- Linda O'Brien of Clinton, Tenn., and Claudia Stevenson of Little Rock; and one brother, Ronald Brooks of Doniphan...
Velma Finney (01/13/05)
Graveside services for Velma Finney, 83, of West Plains, Mo. were at Jan. 11, 2005 at the Thayer Cemetery with Ivie Powell officiating under the direction of the Crater Funeral Home. She was born the daughter of the late James W. Johnson and Effie Brazeal Johnson, on April 4, 1921 in Thayer, Missouri and died January 8, 2005 in West Plains, Missouri at the age of 83 years...
Nellie J. Crews (01/13/05)
Nellie J. Crews, a native of Mammoth Spring, Ark., and life long resident of St. Louis, Mo., died Jan. 3, 2005, at Mobile, Ala. She moved to Mobile in November of 1998 to be near her son. She was born March 26, 1909, to James N. and Elizabeth Hunt. She was a member of Creekwood Church of Christ in Mobile...
Hazel M. Gordon (01/13/05)
Hazel M. Weaver Gordon, 79, of Cherokee Village died Dec. 31, 2004, from injuries suffered in a fall at her home. She is survived by her husband, Millard F. Gordon of Cherokee Village; her son, Odis (Joann) Weaver of Plainfield, Ill.; two stepsons -- Doug (Peggy) Gordon of Philadelphia, and Ralph (Nasrin) Barbee of Poway, Calif.; a stepdaughter, Virginia Osman of New Castle, Penn.; loving children, Martha (Paul) Duncan of Channahon, Ill.; two nieces -- Linda (Wayne) Smith of Anderson, Ind., Kay (Bill) Tatman of Hartford City, Ind.; a nephew, Larry McAdams of Hartfied City, Ind.; nine grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.. ...
Audra M. Moore (01/13/05)
Audra M. Moore, 86, of Thayer, Mo., formerly of Alton, Mo., was born Jan. 29, 1918, in Couch, Mo., the daughter of the late Pete Oliver Norman and Mabel Belle Redding Norman. She died Dec. 31, 2004, in Thayer. She was married Jan. 8, 1936, in Alton to Johnny Houston Moore who preceded her in death Jan. 14, 1978...
Ralph "Bud" Edwards (01/13/05)
Graveside funeral services for Ralph (Bud) Edwards were held at the Thayer Cemetery Jan. 11, 2005, with Father Richard Moon of the West Plains All Saints Episcopol Church where he was an active member, presiding. He was born March 21 1934 to Clarence and Lorene Staten Edwards and attended Thayer High School. There he was an all-conference basketball player who led the Bobcats to SCA titles and state playoffs. On Nov. 24, 1951, he was married to Norma Newberry, also of Thayer...
Opal Wooldridge (01/13/05)
Funeral services for Opal Marie Wooldridge, 88, Springfield, Tenn. formerly, of Couch, Mo. were Jan. 8, 2005, at Carter Funeral Home Chapel, Thayer with Bill Bales officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Carter Funeral Home, Thayer. She was born the daughter of the late John Harper and Elizabeth Lance Harper on Oct. 6, 1916 in Couch. and died Jan. 6, 2005 in Batesville...
Walter John Jenkins (01/13/05)
Walter John Jenkins, 68, of Ash Flat, Ark., was born June 21, 1936, the son of Walter Gregory Jenkins and Gerarda Christina Terwolbeek in Bloem-fontein, South Africa and died Jan. 2, 2005, in Mountain Home. He married Georgina Cochius on June 21, 1968, in South Africa. He worked as an auto technician and did auto restoration...
Tressia J. Haslett (01/13/05)
Tressia J. Haslett, 90, daughter of the late John Henry and Addie Laura Kelly Barnett, was born Oct. 30, 1914, at Moko, Ark. she died Jan. 3, 2005, in Sapulpa, Okla., She was a true homemaker and loving mother, raising three boys and married to her husband, Randel, for more than 70 years. She made friends everywhere she went and was loved by everyone she met...
Howard R. Simpson (01/13/05)
Howard R. Simpson, 94, of Poughkeepsie, died Jan. 1, 2005, at the Baptist Health Medical Center in North Little Rock. He was born Feb. 26, 1910, at Poughkeepsie to Charles E. and Rebecca Jane Howard Simpson. He owned and operated Heath Hardware in Detroit for many years, was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, a Mason and a member of Little Spring Missionary Baptist Church in Poughkeepsie where he served as a Deacon and Sunday School teacher...
Coy Foshee (01/13/05)
Coy Foshee, 88, of Pocahontas, Ark., formerly of Mammoth Spring, Ark., died Jan. 3, 2005, at his residence. He was born July 4, 1916, at Judsonia, Ark. He was a member of the Church of Christ. Survivors include his wife, Vestel Foshee of Mammoth Spring; two sons -- Jerry Foshee of Pocahontas, and Sam Foshee of Lyndon, Ill.; two daughters -- Shirley Rosnes of Rock Falls, Ill., and Carletta Jones of Springfield, Tenn.; a sister, Claudine Uetz of Rockford, Ill.; nine grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.. ...
Inez Martin (01/13/05)
Funeral services for Inez Martin, 96, of Couch, Mo. were held at 10 a.m. Jan. 10 at the Carter Funeral Home in Thayer with rev. Grover Pingleton and Rev. David Honeycutt officiating under the direction on the Carter Funeral Home. She was born the daughter of the late John Wesley Harmon and Betty Susie Proctor Harmon on Oct. 20, 1908 in Couch and died Jan. 7, 2005 in West Plains. Mo. at the age of 96 years...
Nellie J. Crews (01/13/05)
Nellie J. Crews, a native of Mammoth Spring, Ark., and life long resident of St. Louis, Mo., died Jan. 3, 2005, at Mobile, Ala. She moved to Mobile in November of 1998 to be near her son. She was born March 26, 1909, to James N. and Elizabeth Hunt. She was a member of Creekwood Church of Christ in Mobile...
William "Bill" Brooks (01/13/05)
William "Bill" Lewis Brooks, 64, of Doniphan, Mo., formerly of Center, Ark., died Nov. 23, 2004, at Current River Nursing Home in Doniphan. He was born July 26, 1940, at Doniphan. His mother, Lorene Adams Brooks of Center, survives, along with two sisters -- Linda O'Brien of Clinton, Tenn., and Claudia Stevenson of Little Rock; and one brother, Ronald Brooks of Doniphan...
Opal Wooldridge (01/13/05)
Funeral services for Opal Marie Wooldridge, 88, Springfield, Tenn. formerly, of Couch, Mo. were Jan. 8, 2005, at Carter Funeral Home Chapel, Thayer with Bill Bales officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Carter Funeral Home, Thayer. She was born the daughter of the late John Harper and Elizabeth Lance Harper on Oct. 6, 1916 in Couch. and died Jan. 6, 2005 in Batesville...
Hazel M. Gordon (01/13/05)
Hazel M. Weaver Gordon, 79, of Cherokee Village died Dec. 31, 2004, from injuries suffered in a fall at her home. She is survived by her husband, Millard F. Gordon of Cherokee Village; her son, Odis (Joann) Weaver of Plainfield, Ill.; two stepsons -- Doug (Peggy) Gordon of Philadelphia, and Ralph (Nasrin) Barbee of Poway, Calif.; a stepdaughter, Virginia Osman of New Castle, Penn.; loving children, Martha (Paul) Duncan of Channahon, Ill.; two nieces -- Linda (Wayne) Smith of Anderson, Ind., Kay (Bill) Tatman of Hartford City, Ind.; a nephew, Larry McAdams of Hartfied City, Ind.; nine grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.. ...
Audra M. Moore (01/13/05)
Audra M. Moore, 86, of Thayer, Mo., formerly of Alton, Mo., was born Jan. 29, 1918, in Couch, Mo., the daughter of the late Pete Oliver Norman and Mabel Belle Redding Norman. She died Dec. 31, 2004, in Thayer. She was married Jan. 8, 1936, in Alton to Johnny Houston Moore who preceded her in death Jan. 14, 1978...
Evert C. Wheeler (01/13/05)
Evert C. Wheeler, 80, of Williford, Ark., formerly of South Haven, Mich., died Jan. 5, 2005, at his home. He was born Sept. 17, 1924, in South Haven, Mich., the son of Joseph and Armena Burrows Wheeler. He was a veteran, serving in the Marine Corps during World War II, and was a retired meat cutter...
Ralph "Bud" Edwards (01/13/05)
Graveside funeral services for Ralph (Bud) Edwards were held at the Thayer Cemetery Jan. 11, 2005, with Father Richard Moon of the West Plains All Saints Episcopol Church where he was an active member, presiding. He was born March 21 1934 to Clarence and Lorene Staten Edwards and attended Thayer High School. There he was an all-conference basketball player who led the Bobcats to SCA titles and state playoffs. On Nov. 24, 1951, he was married to Norma Newberry, also of Thayer...
Velma Finney (01/13/05)
Graveside services for Velma Finney, 83, of West Plains, Mo. were at Jan. 11, 2005 at the Thayer Cemetery with Ivie Powell officiating under the direction of the Crater Funeral Home. She was born the daughter of the late James W. Johnson and Effie Brazeal Johnson, on April 4, 1921 in Thayer, Missouri and died January 8, 2005 in West Plains, Missouri at the age of 83 years...
Ellen Mozell Bell (01/13/05)
Ellen Mozell Bell, 80, of Hardy, Ark., died Jan. 4, 2005, at St. Bernard's Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born Oct. 24, 1924,in Haynesville, La., she was the daughter of William Reed Parsons and Datha Henderson Parsons. She was co-owner with her husband, William R. ...
Rogerses to mark 65th anniversary (01/13/05)
Alfred and Mattie Rogers will celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary Jan. 13. Alfred Rogers and Mattie Mae Layne were married Jan. 13, 1940, by the Rev. Luther Love, at the Methodist parsonage at Ash Flat. Their attendants were Oval Rogers, Beulah Hoaney, Josephine Wooden and Mrs. Mittie Love...
Tayla Elizabeth Salmon (01/13/05)
Sandra and James Salmon Jr. of Mountain View, Mo., have announced the birth of a daughter, Tayla Elizabeth Salmon, at 9:03 p.m. Dec. 17, 2004, at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains. She weighed 7 pounds, 3 ounces and was 19-3/4 inches in length. She was welcomed by siblings Shelby, Jamie, Reanna and Jolie...
Brendan Justus Medlock (01/13/05)
Blake and Mary Medlock announce the birth of a son, Brendan Justus. He weighed 9 pounds and was born Jan. 4, 2005, at the NEA Medical Center Women's Center in Jonesboro. He was welcomed by a sister, Kirsten Liberty. Grandparents and L.F. and Gail Medlock and John and Mary Laurie. Great-grandmother is Eletta Medlock...
River Metcalf (01/13/05)
John and Sandie Metcalf of West Plains have announced the birth of their son, River Quentin Metcalf, at 7:25 p.m. Dec. 31, 2004. He weighed 6 pounds, 15-1/2 ounces and was 20 inches long. He was welcomed home by his brothers, Jayden and Lyric. Grandparents are Frank and Jan Hutchison of Viola and Ray and Trish Brown of West Plains...
River Metcalf (01/13/05)
John and Sandie Metcalf of West Plains have announced the birth of their son, River Quentin Metcalf, at 7:25 p.m. Dec. 31, 2004. He weighed 6 pounds, 15-1/2 ounces and was 20 inches long. He was welcomed home by his brothers, Jayden and Lyric. Grandparents are Frank and Jan Hutchison of Viola and Ray and Trish Brown of West Plains...
Brendan Justus Medlock (01/13/05)
Blake and Mary Medlock announce the birth of a son, Brendan Justus. He weighed 9 pounds and was born Jan. 4, 2005, at the NEA Medical Center Women's Center in Jonesboro. He was welcomed by a sister, Kirsten Liberty. Grandparents and L.F. and Gail Medlock and John and Mary Laurie. Great-grandmother is Eletta Medlock...
Tayla Elizabeth Salmon (01/13/05)
Sandra and James Salmon Jr. of Mountain View, Mo., have announced the birth of a daughter, Tayla Elizabeth Salmon, at 9:03 p.m. Dec. 17, 2004, at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains. She weighed 7 pounds, 3 ounces and was 19-3/4 inches in length. She was welcomed by siblings Shelby, Jamie, Reanna and Jolie...
Rogerses to mark 65th anniversary (01/13/05)
Alfred and Mattie Rogers will celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary Jan. 13. Alfred Rogers and Mattie Mae Layne were married Jan. 13, 1940, by the Rev. Luther Love, at the Methodist parsonage at Ash Flat. Their attendants were Oval Rogers, Beulah Hoaney, Josephine Wooden and Mrs. Mittie Love...
Benyo, Farris to exchange vows (01/13/05)
Tom and Nancy Benyo have announced the engagement and upcoming wedding of their daughter, Lori Marie Benyo, to Paul William Farris, son of Jleesha Farris and Irene Salas. The bride-elect will be a 2005 spring graduate of Missouri Southern State University with a bachelor of science degree in psychology. The prospective groom will complete a specialist in music business certification from Burklee College of Music...
Benyo, Farris to exchange vows (01/13/05)
Tom and Nancy Benyo have announced the engagement and upcoming wedding of their daughter, Lori Marie Benyo, to Paul William Farris, son of Jleesha Farris and Irene Salas. The bride-elect will be a 2005 spring graduate of Missouri Southern State University with a bachelor of science degree in psychology. The prospective groom will complete a specialist in music business certification from Burklee College of Music...
Wrights celebrate 40th anniversary (01/13/05)
Buddy and Alice Lou Wright celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary Dec. 26. The Wrights were married on Dec. 26, 1964, in Alton, Mo. Buddy and Alice Lou have four children -- Douglas Wright, Donna Henry, Tammy Hufstedler and John Wright. They also have five grandchildren -- Aaron Henry, Austin Henry, Ayden Henry, Ashlyn Hufstedler and Braden Hufstedler...
Wrights celebrate 40th anniversary (01/13/05)
Buddy and Alice Lou Wright celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary Dec. 26. The Wrights were married on Dec. 26, 1964, in Alton, Mo. Buddy and Alice Lou have four children -- Douglas Wright, Donna Henry, Tammy Hufstedler and John Wright. They also have five grandchildren -- Aaron Henry, Austin Henry, Ayden Henry, Ashlyn Hufstedler and Braden Hufstedler...
State Capitol Week in Review (01/13/05)
Money issues, especially financing of improvements to public school facilities, will be the major focus of legislators during the 85th General Assembly. Lawmakers will work on numerous important budget matters, such as paying for the increased cost of providing health care services and operating state prisons. The Legislature will be asked to increase funding of state-supported colleges and universities, and to initiate a new highway program...
Working to protect Missouri consumers (01/13/05)
The Missouri Attorney General's office protects consumers' rights by promoting a free, fair, open and honest marketplace. The Consumer Protection Division aggressively enforces Missouri's consumer protection laws, while educating and advocating for Missouri consumers...
Boldly Going Nowhere (01/13/05)
In my 2002 NFL preseason prediction column I picked seven out of eight division winners and half of the divisions in the exact order of finish. In 2003, I correctly forecast five out of eight of the division winners, plus the exact order in two divisions. This year, I picked only three division winners and the correct order of one division. Apparently, my skill as a football prognosticator have diminished to the same level as my dog's skill as a nuclear physicist...
Boldly Going Nowhere (01/13/05)
In my 2002 NFL preseason prediction column I picked seven out of eight division winners and half of the divisions in the exact order of finish. In 2003, I correctly forecast five out of eight of the division winners, plus the exact order in two divisions. This year, I picked only three division winners and the correct order of one division. Apparently, my skill as a football prognosticator have diminished to the same level as my dog's skill as a nuclear physicist...
State Capitol Week in Review (01/13/05)
Money issues, especially financing of improvements to public school facilities, will be the major focus of legislators during the 85th General Assembly. Lawmakers will work on numerous important budget matters, such as paying for the increased cost of providing health care services and operating state prisons. The Legislature will be asked to increase funding of state-supported colleges and universities, and to initiate a new highway program...
Working to protect Missouri consumers (01/13/05)
The Missouri Attorney General's office protects consumers' rights by promoting a free, fair, open and honest marketplace. The Consumer Protection Division aggressively enforces Missouri's consumer protection laws, while educating and advocating for Missouri consumers...