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Stories from Thursday, January 27, 2005

Races set for April election (01/27/05)
OREGON COUNTY -- Few contested races are on the ballot for the April municipal school board and county elections in Oregon County. Oregon County Clerk Gary Hensley said the District 3 position of the Oregon County Ambulance Board had two candidates file. They are Sheila Luck and Christy Casey. The District 5 position on the Ambulance Board had one candidate file, Carl Pressley. Both positions are three-year terms...
Barber's buddy (01/27/05)
~Staff Writer Voila!: Solomon (right) looks up after receiving a hair cut Jan. 25 from his owner Renea Lewis. Lewis owns Renea's Barber Shop located in the Diamond B Mall in Horseshoe Bend.
Thayer mayor proclaims Ronald McDonald House Week (01/27/05)
THAYER -- On Jan. 28 Thayer McDonald's will join 62 McDonald's Restaurants and 25 Great Southern Banks in the Ozarks as they begin their Share a Heart Campaign. Thayer Mayor Allen Deckard joined 40 other mayors across the region last week as he signed a proclamation declaring Feb. 6-12 as Ronald McDonald House Week in Thayer. This is the 12th year for the campaign...
State police look into crash near prison (01/27/05)
Arkansas State Police investigators are trying to determine if alcohol was a factor in the Jan. 17 single vehicle wreck that injured Warden Brooks Parks, 50, and Major Jeffrey T. Dean, 37. Both Parks and Dean work at the North Central Unit of the Arkansas Department of Corrections in Calico Rock...
Thayer man faces multiple drug charges (01/27/05)
A Thayer man is facing multiple drug charges after a traffic stop Jan. 20 south of Mammoth Spring. Lemuel Brent Lewis has been charged with manufacture of a controlled substance, methamphetamine; possession of drug paraphernalia with intent to use; and possession of pseudoephedrine with the intent to manufacture methamphetamine...
Batesville man killed in Izard farming accident (01/27/05)
An Independence County man was killed Jan. 17 in a farming accident at the Johnny Branscum chicken farm on Highway 177 near Dolph. Gabriel Ayala, 24, was crushed between a forklift and a long bed trailer filled with caged chickens. Ayala was rushed from the Branscum farm to the Community Medical Center in Calico Rock where he was pronounced dead at 2:06 a.m...
Thayer gallery features local couple (01/27/05)
THAYER -- From now through February, the Chestnut Hill Gallery in downtown Thayer will feature local artist and author Norm and Norma Strickbine. According to gallery owner Judith Cornelius, the exhibit will be titled "The Meeting of Creative Minds."...
Hospital owner rejects Foundation's offer (01/27/05)
Eastern Ozarks Regional Health System owner Robert Becht rejected an offer from the Sharp Medical Foundation to buy the hospital, according to Sharp Medical Foundation Chairman Jay Torbit. Torbit said negotiations between Sharp Medical and Becht have stalled...
Horseshoe Bend Council amends 2005 budget (01/27/05)
The Horseshoe Bend City Council welcomed two new aldermen into its ranks and passed an ordinance amending the city's 2005 budget Jan. 24. Ordinance 2005-02, which amends the budget, was unanimously approved by the city council. Horseshoe Bend Recorder/treasurer Sally Pohl said the city amends its budget at the beginning of each year after the income and expenditures from the previous year are calculated...
Horseshoe Bend Council amends 2005 budget (01/27/05)
The Horseshoe Bend City Council welcomed two new aldermen into its ranks and passed an ordinance amending the city's 2005 budget Jan. 24. Ordinance 2005-02, which amends the budget, was unanimously approved by the city council. Horseshoe Bend Recorder/treasurer Sally Pohl said the city amends its budget at the beginning of each year after the income and expenditures from the previous year are calculated...
Hospital owner rejects Foundation's offer (01/27/05)
Eastern Ozarks Regional Health System owner Robert Becht rejected an offer from the Sharp Medical Foundation to buy the hospital, according to Sharp Medical Foundation Chairman Jay Torbit. Torbit said negotiations between Sharp Medical and Becht have stalled...
Thayer gallery features local couple (01/27/05)
THAYER -- From now through February, the Chestnut Hill Gallery in downtown Thayer will feature local artist and author Norm and Norma Strickbine. According to gallery owner Judith Cornelius, the exhibit will be titled "The Meeting of Creative Minds."...
Batesville man killed in Izard farming accident (01/27/05)
An Independence County man was killed Jan. 17 in a farming accident at the Johnny Branscum chicken farm on Highway 177 near Dolph. Gabriel Ayala, 24, was crushed between a forklift and a long bed trailer filled with caged chickens. Ayala was rushed from the Branscum farm to the Community Medical Center in Calico Rock where he was pronounced dead at 2:06 a.m...
Thayer man faces multiple drug charges (01/27/05)
A Thayer man is facing multiple drug charges after a traffic stop Jan. 20 south of Mammoth Spring. Lemuel Brent Lewis has been charged with manufacture of a controlled substance, methamphetamine; possession of drug paraphernalia with intent to use; and possession of pseudoephedrine with the intent to manufacture methamphetamine...
State police look into crash near prison (01/27/05)
Arkansas State Police investigators are trying to determine if alcohol was a factor in the Jan. 17 single vehicle wreck that injured Warden Brooks Parks, 50, and Major Jeffrey T. Dean, 37. Both Parks and Dean work at the North Central Unit of the Arkansas Department of Corrections in Calico Rock...
Races set for April election (01/27/05)
OREGON COUNTY -- Few contested races are on the ballot for the April municipal school board and county elections in Oregon County. Oregon County Clerk Gary Hensley said the District 3 position of the Oregon County Ambulance Board had two candidates file. They are Sheila Luck and Christy Casey. The District 5 position on the Ambulance Board had one candidate file, Carl Pressley. Both positions are three-year terms...
Barber's buddy (01/27/05)
~Staff Writer Voila!: Solomon (right) looks up after receiving a hair cut Jan. 25 from his owner Renea Lewis. Lewis owns Renea's Barber Shop located in the Diamond B Mall in Horseshoe Bend.
Thayer mayor proclaims Ronald McDonald House Week (01/27/05)
THAYER -- On Jan. 28 Thayer McDonald's will join 62 McDonald's Restaurants and 25 Great Southern Banks in the Ozarks as they begin their Share a Heart Campaign. Thayer Mayor Allen Deckard joined 40 other mayors across the region last week as he signed a proclamation declaring Feb. 6-12 as Ronald McDonald House Week in Thayer. This is the 12th year for the campaign...
DAR chapter elects conference delegates (01/27/05)
The Strawberry River Chapter of NSDAR met Jan. 8 at Belview Baptist Church in Melbourne. The President General's message was read by Tyma Sellers. The roll was called by Recording Secretary Grace Gervasi who reported that there were 10 members, three prospective members, and three guests present...
Russell, Springstun to unite in marriage (01/27/05)
Christy Russell and Darren Springstun invite their friends and family to join them at 4 p.m. Feb. 5 at the South Golf Course Restaurant in Cherokee Village as they unite in marriage. A small reception will be held after the wedding ceremony in the restaurant. Then the bride and groom will join in another celebration at the Moose Lodge in Salem...
Knez to be sent to Iraq (01/27/05)
Army Sgt. Georgina "Gina" M. Knez of Mammoth Spring has received her orders for duty. She will report to Camp Cook in Taji, Iraq. She is with the 550th Arieal Support Medical Company where she will be approximately 18 miles form Baghdad. Her parents are James and Jody Russell, also of Mammoth Spring. Grandparents are George and Charlotte Purdy of Cherokee Village, Ark., and Theron and Billie Russell of Hardy, Ark...
Arkansas slates teacher recruitment job fair (01/27/05)
The Arkansas Teacher Recruitment Job Fair, sponsored by the Arkansas Department of Education TeachArkansas Recruitment program, will be Feb. 5 at the Clear Channel Metroplex, 10800 Colonel Glenn Road in Little Rock. School districts from around the state will accept applications and interview applicants for an estimated 700 positions that are either currently open or are expected to open by the start of the next school year through 2006...
James to turn 80 (01/27/05)
The family and friends of Neva James are invited to attend a celebration of her 80th birthday from 2 to 4 p.m. Jan. 29 at the Warm Fork Restaurant, 210 Risner Street in Thayer. In lieu of gifts, guests are asked to give cards, recount fond remembrances, or bring in old photos...
DAR chapter elects conference delegates (01/27/05)
The Strawberry River Chapter of NSDAR met Jan. 8 at Belview Baptist Church in Melbourne. The President General's message was read by Tyma Sellers. The roll was called by Recording Secretary Grace Gervasi who reported that there were 10 members, three prospective members, and three guests present...
Russell, Springstun to unite in marriage (01/27/05)
Christy Russell and Darren Springstun invite their friends and family to join them at 4 p.m. Feb. 5 at the South Golf Course Restaurant in Cherokee Village as they unite in marriage. A small reception will be held after the wedding ceremony in the restaurant. Then the bride and groom will join in another celebration at the Moose Lodge in Salem...
Knez to be sent to Iraq (01/27/05)
Army Sgt. Georgina "Gina" M. Knez of Mammoth Spring has received her orders for duty. She will report to Camp Cook in Taji, Iraq. She is with the 550th Arieal Support Medical Company where she will be approximately 18 miles form Baghdad. Her parents are James and Jody Russell, also of Mammoth Spring. Grandparents are George and Charlotte Purdy of Cherokee Village, Ark., and Theron and Billie Russell of Hardy, Ark...
James to turn 80 (01/27/05)
The family and friends of Neva James are invited to attend a celebration of her 80th birthday from 2 to 4 p.m. Jan. 29 at the Warm Fork Restaurant, 210 Risner Street in Thayer. In lieu of gifts, guests are asked to give cards, recount fond remembrances, or bring in old photos...
Arkansas slates teacher recruitment job fair (01/27/05)
The Arkansas Teacher Recruitment Job Fair, sponsored by the Arkansas Department of Education TeachArkansas Recruitment program, will be Feb. 5 at the Clear Channel Metroplex, 10800 Colonel Glenn Road in Little Rock. School districts from around the state will accept applications and interview applicants for an estimated 700 positions that are either currently open or are expected to open by the start of the next school year through 2006...
Thayer claims Winter Classic with thriller over Kosh (01/27/05)
While it may have felt a bit unfamiliar for the Thayer Lady Bobcats to be the visiting team on their home court as they took the floor to tangle with Koshkonong in the finals of the 31st annual Thayer Lady Bobcat Winter Classic Jan. 21, the outcome of the game had a most familiar feel for the Lady Cats...
Lady Cougars open Izard tourney with victory over Mount Pleasant (01/27/05)
With the 2005 Izard County Invitational Tournament taking place on their home court, the ICC Lady Cougars made sure they started the event off on a positive note Jan. 22 with a 61-40 defeat of the Mount Pleasant Lady Bluebirds in senior girls' play...
Greyhounds sink Pirates (01/27/05)
The Salem Greyhounds opened play in the senior boys' division of the 2005 Izard County Invitational Tournament at the Cougars' Den in Brockwell by displacing the Calico Rock Pirates 56-40 Jan. 22. The second-seeded Greyhounds just had too much firepower, running in groups of five players at a time, for the undermanned Pirates, who had just six players available for battle...
Rigel drops 31 on Bulldogs (01/27/05)
You could say that Koshkonong's Justin Rigel was on a mission Jan. 18 as his squad took on the Cabool Bulldogs in non-conference hoops action. Rigel poured in a game-high 31 points, just 10 shy of what the entire Bulldogs' team could manage, with the Bluejays winning 53-41...
Lady Cougars open Izard tourney with victory over Mount Pleasant (01/27/05)
With the 2005 Izard County Invitational Tournament taking place on their home court, the ICC Lady Cougars made sure they started the event off on a positive note Jan. 22 with a 61-40 defeat of the Mount Pleasant Lady Bluebirds in senior girls' play...
Greyhounds sink Pirates (01/27/05)
The Salem Greyhounds opened play in the senior boys' division of the 2005 Izard County Invitational Tournament at the Cougars' Den in Brockwell by displacing the Calico Rock Pirates 56-40 Jan. 22. The second-seeded Greyhounds just had too much firepower, running in groups of five players at a time, for the undermanned Pirates, who had just six players available for battle...
Rigel drops 31 on Bulldogs (01/27/05)
You could say that Koshkonong's Justin Rigel was on a mission Jan. 18 as his squad took on the Cabool Bulldogs in non-conference hoops action. Rigel poured in a game-high 31 points, just 10 shy of what the entire Bulldogs' team could manage, with the Bluejays winning 53-41...
Thayer claims Winter Classic with thriller over Kosh (01/27/05)
While it may have felt a bit unfamiliar for the Thayer Lady Bobcats to be the visiting team on their home court as they took the floor to tangle with Koshkonong in the finals of the 31st annual Thayer Lady Bobcat Winter Classic Jan. 21, the outcome of the game had a most familiar feel for the Lady Cats...
Landon Dale Adrian (01/27/05)
Landon Dale Adrian, 14, of Lebanon, Mo., was born March 25, 1990, in West Plains, Mo., and passed away Jan. 16, 2005, at St. Johns Regional Medical Center in Springfield, Mo. Survivors include his parents, Keith and Tammy Wood-Adrian of Lebanon, Mo.; a brother, Patrick Adrian of Lebanon; his maternal grandparents, Donna and Jerry Keith of West Plains, Mo.; his paternal grandparents, Patty and Andy Yarber of Mountain View, Mo.; Dale and Beverly Adrian of Alton; his paternal great-grandparents, Agnes Adrian of Alton, Rebecca Boxx of Salem, Mo., Virgil and Mary Lou Eschrich of Mountain View, Mo., and Carl and Eunice Yarber of Mountain View; and numerous other relatives and friends.. ...
Lorraine Wallace (01/27/05)
Amanda Lorraine Wallace, 86, of Salem, daughter of the late Eber and Doshie Cantrell McElmurry, was born Jan. 4, 1919, in Viola, Ark. She died Jan. 22, 2005, at Fulton County Hospital in Salem, Ark. She married Carl Jackson Wallace Jan. 6, 1935, at Sturkie, Ark. She was a homemaker and was of the Baptist faith...
Nova M. Gault (01/27/05)
Nova M. Gault, 93, of Salem, daughter of the late Franklin Cozort and Amanda Jane Roberts Cozort, was born Feb. 25, 1911, in Wiseman, Ark. She died Jan. 16, 2005, at Newport Hospital in Newport, Ark. She was united in marriage to Burl Gault, who preceded her in death Jan. 28, 1974. During her working years, she was a factory worker. She was a member of Salem Church of Christ...
Flava E. Carter (01/27/05)
Flava E. Carter, 94, of Evening Shade died Jan. 16, 2005, at Sharp Nursing Home in Sidney. She was born March 20, 1910, at Evening Shade, Ark. to Clarence and Amanda Elizabeth Taylor Haley. She was a homemaker and a member of Evening Shade United Methodist Church...
John Halvorson (01/27/05)
John Halvorson was born in Austin, Minn. June 10, 1940, and died in his home Jan. 16, 2005. He was raised on a farm in Albert Lea, Minn., and sang in the Lutheran Church children's choir and attended a one-room rural school. His family moved to Oak Park, Ill., when he was 11 and he graduated from Oak Park-River Forest High School where he was a member of the track team and played football. ...
Lavda McCord (01/27/05)
Levda McCord, 68, of Agnos died Jan. 12, 2005, at Fulton County Hospital in Salem. Born April 13, 1936, in Heart, she was the daughter of James Lee and Ella Jane Mooney Mills. She married Dale McCord April 23, 1955, at Wheeling. To this union, seven children were born. She was a homemaker and a member of Agnos Church of Christ...
Berenice Thiry Simich (01/27/05)
Berenice Thiry Hoffman Simich, 81, of Cherokee Village, Ark., died Dec. 22, 2004, at her residence. She was born Jan. 9, 1923, in St. Paul, Minn. Her parents were Lydia and Leo Thiry. Berenice graduated from Pine City High School. During World War II she worked with the OSS (The Office of Strategic Services) in Washington D.C. ...
Millard F. Gordon (01/27/05)
Millard F. Gordon, 83, of Cherokee Village, Ark., died Jan. 20, 2005, in Kankakee, Ill. Born Sept. 3, 1921, in Eastvale, Penn., he was the son of James W. and Pearl Freeman Gordon. He was a retired aircraft engineer with a doctor's degree from Carnegie Institute for Technology and served as a captain in the U.S. Army Signal Corps during World War II...
Mary Jane Smith (01/27/05)
Mary Jane Smith, 70, daugher of the late Claude Van and Eunice Shackleford Waldon, was born July 15, 1934, in Muldrow, Okla. She died Jan. 22, 2005, in Horseshoe Bend. She spent her working years as a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and a baby sitter...
Jon Chester Cheek (01/27/05)
Jon Chester Cheek, 53, of Ozark Acres died Jan. 17, 2005 in Hardy, Ark. He was born Nov. 26, 1951, in Fort Smith, Ark., the son of Deward Carson Cheek and Opal Louise Simpson Cheek. He was a graduate of Highland High School. He was a former karate instructor and was a fourth degree black belt. He worked at the hospital in Cherokee Village for many years and was currently manager of Dixie Health Care in Highland...
Donna Y. Beall (01/27/05)
Donna Y. Beall, 49, of Cave City died Jan. 16, 2005, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. She was born April 26, 1955, at Brawley, Calif. to Dwayne and Faye Z. Rush Coleman. She was a homemaker and of the Catholic faith. Survivors include her husband, Keith Beall of the home; a stepson, Michael Blue of Salina, Kan.; her father, Dwayne Coleman; a brother, Manford Vaughn Coleman; and two grandchildren, Tasha Blue and Kaitleen Blue, both of Salina, Kan...
Patrick Henry Sullivan (01/27/05)
Patrick Henry Sullivan, 79, of Cave City, Ark., died Jan. 21, 2005, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. Born June 15, 1925, in Cave City, Ark., he was the son of Murphy Mobley and Jewel Rye Sullivan. He earned a master of science degree in agriculture from Arkansas State University in Jonesboro. ...
Hamilcar T. Mickel (01/27/05)
Hamilcar T. Mickel, 95, of Cherokee Village, Ark., died Jan. 20, 2005, at the Fulton County Hospital in Salem, Ark. He was born in Harvard, Neb. He was a model builder for McDonnell Aircraft in charge of the wind tunnel test on the Mercury Space Craft...
Harry Wayne Metzger (01/27/05)
Harry Wayne Metzger, 85, of Alton, was born Aug. 21, 1919, in Shobiner, Ill., and passed away Jan. 14, 2005, at Shady Oaks Healthcare Center in Thayer. He was a veteran of World War II, serving with the U.S. Navy. He was an avid fisherman and hunter and was a member of Many Springs Baptist Church...
Ina Louise Clark (01/27/05)
Ina Louise Clark, 77, of Thayer, Mo., died Jan. 18, 2005, in Thayer. She was born July 9, 1927, the daughter of the late Tillman Clark and Amy Crass Clark. She was employed by Puritan Fashion in Thayer for many years. She was later employed by Fulton County Hospital in medical records, and also was a clerical worker for the city of Thayer for several years. ...
Paul Junior Lassiter (01/27/05)
Paul Junior Lassiter, 71, of Cave City, died Jan. 18, 2005, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. He was born Sept. 6, 1933, at Cave City, to Ervin Mac and Alma Ethel Montgomery Lassiter. He was a farmer, retired from Banquet Foods in Batesville and a member of Eutopia Baptist Church at Cave City...
Jon Chester Cheek (01/27/05)
Jon Chester Cheek, 53, of Ozark Acres died Jan. 17, 2005 in Hardy, Ark. He was born Nov. 26, 1951, in Fort Smith, Ark., the son of Deward Carson Cheek and Opal Louise Simpson Cheek. He was a graduate of Highland High School. He was a former karate instructor and was a fourth degree black belt. He worked at the hospital in Cherokee Village for many years and was currently manager of Dixie Health Care in Highland...
Lavda McCord (01/27/05)
Levda McCord, 68, of Agnos died Jan. 12, 2005, at Fulton County Hospital in Salem. Born April 13, 1936, in Heart, she was the daughter of James Lee and Ella Jane Mooney Mills. She married Dale McCord April 23, 1955, at Wheeling. To this union, seven children were born. She was a homemaker and a member of Agnos Church of Christ...
Harry Wayne Metzger (01/27/05)
Harry Wayne Metzger, 85, of Alton, was born Aug. 21, 1919, in Shobiner, Ill., and passed away Jan. 14, 2005, at Shady Oaks Healthcare Center in Thayer. He was a veteran of World War II, serving with the U.S. Navy. He was an avid fisherman and hunter and was a member of Many Springs Baptist Church...
Ina Louise Clark (01/27/05)
Ina Louise Clark, 77, of Thayer, Mo., died Jan. 18, 2005, in Thayer. She was born July 9, 1927, the daughter of the late Tillman Clark and Amy Crass Clark. She was employed by Puritan Fashion in Thayer for many years. She was later employed by Fulton County Hospital in medical records, and also was a clerical worker for the city of Thayer for several years. ...
Hamilcar T. Mickel (01/27/05)
Hamilcar T. Mickel, 95, of Cherokee Village, Ark., died Jan. 20, 2005, at the Fulton County Hospital in Salem, Ark. He was born in Harvard, Neb. He was a model builder for McDonnell Aircraft in charge of the wind tunnel test on the Mercury Space Craft...
John Halvorson (01/27/05)
John Halvorson was born in Austin, Minn. June 10, 1940, and died in his home Jan. 16, 2005. He was raised on a farm in Albert Lea, Minn., and sang in the Lutheran Church children's choir and attended a one-room rural school. His family moved to Oak Park, Ill., when he was 11 and he graduated from Oak Park-River Forest High School where he was a member of the track team and played football. ...
Donna Y. Beall (01/27/05)
Donna Y. Beall, 49, of Cave City died Jan. 16, 2005, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. She was born April 26, 1955, at Brawley, Calif. to Dwayne and Faye Z. Rush Coleman. She was a homemaker and of the Catholic faith. Survivors include her husband, Keith Beall of the home; a stepson, Michael Blue of Salina, Kan.; her father, Dwayne Coleman; a brother, Manford Vaughn Coleman; and two grandchildren, Tasha Blue and Kaitleen Blue, both of Salina, Kan...
Mary Jane Smith (01/27/05)
Mary Jane Smith, 70, daugher of the late Claude Van and Eunice Shackleford Waldon, was born July 15, 1934, in Muldrow, Okla. She died Jan. 22, 2005, in Horseshoe Bend. She spent her working years as a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and a baby sitter...
Millard F. Gordon (01/27/05)
Millard F. Gordon, 83, of Cherokee Village, Ark., died Jan. 20, 2005, in Kankakee, Ill. Born Sept. 3, 1921, in Eastvale, Penn., he was the son of James W. and Pearl Freeman Gordon. He was a retired aircraft engineer with a doctor's degree from Carnegie Institute for Technology and served as a captain in the U.S. Army Signal Corps during World War II...
Paul Junior Lassiter (01/27/05)
Paul Junior Lassiter, 71, of Cave City, died Jan. 18, 2005, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. He was born Sept. 6, 1933, at Cave City, to Ervin Mac and Alma Ethel Montgomery Lassiter. He was a farmer, retired from Banquet Foods in Batesville and a member of Eutopia Baptist Church at Cave City...
Patrick Henry Sullivan (01/27/05)
Patrick Henry Sullivan, 79, of Cave City, Ark., died Jan. 21, 2005, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. Born June 15, 1925, in Cave City, Ark., he was the son of Murphy Mobley and Jewel Rye Sullivan. He earned a master of science degree in agriculture from Arkansas State University in Jonesboro. ...
Lorraine Wallace (01/27/05)
Amanda Lorraine Wallace, 86, of Salem, daughter of the late Eber and Doshie Cantrell McElmurry, was born Jan. 4, 1919, in Viola, Ark. She died Jan. 22, 2005, at Fulton County Hospital in Salem, Ark. She married Carl Jackson Wallace Jan. 6, 1935, at Sturkie, Ark. She was a homemaker and was of the Baptist faith...
Flava E. Carter (01/27/05)
Flava E. Carter, 94, of Evening Shade died Jan. 16, 2005, at Sharp Nursing Home in Sidney. She was born March 20, 1910, at Evening Shade, Ark. to Clarence and Amanda Elizabeth Taylor Haley. She was a homemaker and a member of Evening Shade United Methodist Church...
Nova M. Gault (01/27/05)
Nova M. Gault, 93, of Salem, daughter of the late Franklin Cozort and Amanda Jane Roberts Cozort, was born Feb. 25, 1911, in Wiseman, Ark. She died Jan. 16, 2005, at Newport Hospital in Newport, Ark. She was united in marriage to Burl Gault, who preceded her in death Jan. 28, 1974. During her working years, she was a factory worker. She was a member of Salem Church of Christ...
Berenice Thiry Simich (01/27/05)
Berenice Thiry Hoffman Simich, 81, of Cherokee Village, Ark., died Dec. 22, 2004, at her residence. She was born Jan. 9, 1923, in St. Paul, Minn. Her parents were Lydia and Leo Thiry. Berenice graduated from Pine City High School. During World War II she worked with the OSS (The Office of Strategic Services) in Washington D.C. ...
Landon Dale Adrian (01/27/05)
Landon Dale Adrian, 14, of Lebanon, Mo., was born March 25, 1990, in West Plains, Mo., and passed away Jan. 16, 2005, at St. Johns Regional Medical Center in Springfield, Mo. Survivors include his parents, Keith and Tammy Wood-Adrian of Lebanon, Mo.; a brother, Patrick Adrian of Lebanon; his maternal grandparents, Donna and Jerry Keith of West Plains, Mo.; his paternal grandparents, Patty and Andy Yarber of Mountain View, Mo.; Dale and Beverly Adrian of Alton; his paternal great-grandparents, Agnes Adrian of Alton, Rebecca Boxx of Salem, Mo., Virgil and Mary Lou Eschrich of Mountain View, Mo., and Carl and Eunice Yarber of Mountain View; and numerous other relatives and friends.. ...
Mason Gene Sorrell (01/27/05)
Darrin and Lacey Sorrell of Thayer have announced the birth of their son, Mason Gene Sorrell, at 1:20 p.m. Jan. 14, 2005, at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains. He weighed 7 pounds, 1-1/2 ounces and was 20-1/2 inches long. He was welcomed by sibling Angela Sorrell, 4...
Mason Gene Sorrell (01/27/05)
Darrin and Lacey Sorrell of Thayer have announced the birth of their son, Mason Gene Sorrell, at 1:20 p.m. Jan. 14, 2005, at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains. He weighed 7 pounds, 1-1/2 ounces and was 20-1/2 inches long. He was welcomed by sibling Angela Sorrell, 4...
Perkinses mark 50 years (01/27/05)
Jimmy and Betty Sue Perkins of Bono celebrated their 50th anniversary Dec. 26, 2004, with a reception in the fellowship hall at the Fontaine Baptist Church. Jimmy Perkins and the former Betty Sue Whited of Ash Flat were married Dec. 27, 1954, in the home of the bride's parents, the late Calvin and Nova Whited, in the Corinth Community near Ash Flat by the late Rev. Joe Howell...
Perkinses mark 50 years (01/27/05)
Jimmy and Betty Sue Perkins of Bono celebrated their 50th anniversary Dec. 26, 2004, with a reception in the fellowship hall at the Fontaine Baptist Church. Jimmy Perkins and the former Betty Sue Whited of Ash Flat were married Dec. 27, 1954, in the home of the bride's parents, the late Calvin and Nova Whited, in the Corinth Community near Ash Flat by the late Rev. Joe Howell...
Elbert Layne receives state award (01/27/05)
The Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department recently presented Elbert E. Layne with a 25-year service award. Layne, the area maintenance supervisor since 2002, was presented the award at the District Five annual service award Dec. 7. Commissioner Carl Rosen-baum and Director Dan Flowers presented the award to Layne...
Defending the public's right to know (01/27/05)
The Arkansas FOI Coalition has apparently forestalled a piece of draft legislation that would have infringed on the public's right to know by weakening the Freedom of Information Act. Although the Association of Counties wanted nothing to do with the legislation, the Arkansas Municipal League offered tacit approval by permitting it to be presented at their recent annual meeting in Little Rock, where it received a rousing reception from the assembly of some 900 mayors, aldermen and city recorders.. ...
Boldly Going Nowhere (01/27/05)
Being lazy is one of the most underrated, misunderstood forms of human existence. It may also be a more healthful way of life than performing high-energy activities. Dr. Peter Axt, a professor of health science at Fulda University near Frankfurt, has recently written a book titled The Joy of Laziness that makes the following claims:...
Elbert Layne receives state award (01/27/05)
The Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department recently presented Elbert E. Layne with a 25-year service award. Layne, the area maintenance supervisor since 2002, was presented the award at the District Five annual service award Dec. 7. Commissioner Carl Rosen-baum and Director Dan Flowers presented the award to Layne...
Boldly Going Nowhere (01/27/05)
Being lazy is one of the most underrated, misunderstood forms of human existence. It may also be a more healthful way of life than performing high-energy activities. Dr. Peter Axt, a professor of health science at Fulda University near Frankfurt, has recently written a book titled The Joy of Laziness that makes the following claims:...
Defending the public's right to know (01/27/05)
The Arkansas FOI Coalition has apparently forestalled a piece of draft legislation that would have infringed on the public's right to know by weakening the Freedom of Information Act. Although the Association of Counties wanted nothing to do with the legislation, the Arkansas Municipal League offered tacit approval by permitting it to be presented at their recent annual meeting in Little Rock, where it received a rousing reception from the assembly of some 900 mayors, aldermen and city recorders.. ...