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Stories from Thursday, March 10, 2005

Mammoth Spring State Park to hold powwow (03/10/05)
MAMMOTH SPRING -- Mammoth Spring State Park has been selected to as the site for the first Annual Ozark Region Competition Powwow May 14-15. The event's host is the Circle of Hope. According to one of the event organizers, Kathy Jones, the powwow, which will feature competitive dancing of many Native American tribes from across the country, will be an excellent learning experience for families. ...
Alton man speaks out against forest service (03/10/05)
WEST PLAINS -- National Forest Service officials called it an open house, but some of the local residents who were there seeking an explanation for closed access roads and other information turned it into a question and answer meeting. Approximately 150 to 175 people from across the area filled the West Plains Civic Center Feb. ...
Repair of wrecked bus to cost $5,000 (03/10/05)
An estimate to repair a Salem School District school bus damaged in a Feb. 11 collision was given to the Salem School Board Feb. 21. Salem Superintendent Ken Rich said it will cost approximately $4,954 to repair the 1994 model school bus rear-ended on Highway 9 by a tractor trailer, 4 1/2 miles north of Salem...
OC Dems set up Staples scholarship (03/10/05)
OREGON COUNTY -- The Oregon County Democratic Committee has announced that it will sponsor a new scholarship. One Oregon County senior will be the recipient of it this spring. According to committee member Ellen Kauffman, the scholarship has been established in the name of long-time Missouri state Sen. Danny Staples. Staples, 68, died of a heart attack at his home in Eminence July 22, 2003...
Salem announces citywide cleanup (03/10/05)
The city of Salem's annual spring cleanup will be March 21, Mayor Gary Clayton has announced. City trucks will run all streets in Salem to pick up accumulations of items that are normally not covered under the regular weekly trash pickup. All items that need to be hauled off should be at the curb by 8 a.m. March. 21...
Relay for Life fund-raisers set (03/10/05)
THAYER -- The Thayer City Hall Team for the American Cancer Society Relay for Life is gearing up for the third consecutive year. Fund-raising activities will start March 15. Unique Hair Design in Thayer, owned by Rachel Harris, will donate $1 March 15-18 for every haircut given at the salon. ...
Bank robbery suspect in custody (03/10/05)
A suspect in the Feb. 18 bank robbery at the Bank of Salem in Mammoth Spring is in custody. Gregory Conan, 48, was arrested March 3 in Lakeland, Fla., and is considered a "man of interest" in the Mammoth Spring bank robbery, said Lt. Bill Beach with the Arkansas State Police...
Korean student loves studying in America (03/10/05)
A phone call at 1:30 a.m. is rarely a good thing. As the phone rang in the middle of night at Tom and Hazel Jones' Horseshoe Bend home, dread filled them both as Hazel picked up the receiver. On the other end it wasn't the police or family member informing the Joneses of an emergency. It was an overjoyed Korean family who had learned the Joneses were going to serve as exchange student hosts for their son...
State searching for license office replacement (03/10/05)
THAYER -- Officials with the Missouri Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) said last week they do not have a replacement for Dick Richardson, who served as the contracted license fee agent at the Thayer license fee office. "Our director, Trish Vincent, has made it her priority to re-open all the license fee offices in the state that have been closed; Thayer is no exception," said DMV official Jessica Robinson...
New church ... (03/10/05)
Framed: Bill Self of Malacoff, Texas, frames a wall inside the new Mount Zion Baptist Church March 8 near Union. The church is being built by the Volunteer Christian Builders and local volunteers. The Volunteer Christian Builders help build new Baptist churches for free. They will be finished with the Mount Zion Church March 11...
Repair of wrecked bus to cost $5,000 (03/10/05)
An estimate to repair a Salem School District school bus damaged in a Feb. 11 collision was given to the Salem School Board Feb. 21. Salem Superintendent Ken Rich said it will cost approximately $4,954 to repair the 1994 model school bus rear-ended on Highway 9 by a tractor trailer, 4 1/2 miles north of Salem...
Relay for Life fund-raisers set (03/10/05)
THAYER -- The Thayer City Hall Team for the American Cancer Society Relay for Life is gearing up for the third consecutive year. Fund-raising activities will start March 15. Unique Hair Design in Thayer, owned by Rachel Harris, will donate $1 March 15-18 for every haircut given at the salon. ...
Salem announces citywide cleanup (03/10/05)
The city of Salem's annual spring cleanup will be March 21, Mayor Gary Clayton has announced. City trucks will run all streets in Salem to pick up accumulations of items that are normally not covered under the regular weekly trash pickup. All items that need to be hauled off should be at the curb by 8 a.m. March. 21...
OC Dems set up Staples scholarship (03/10/05)
OREGON COUNTY -- The Oregon County Democratic Committee has announced that it will sponsor a new scholarship. One Oregon County senior will be the recipient of it this spring. According to committee member Ellen Kauffman, the scholarship has been established in the name of long-time Missouri state Sen. Danny Staples. Staples, 68, died of a heart attack at his home in Eminence July 22, 2003...
Bank robbery suspect in custody (03/10/05)
A suspect in the Feb. 18 bank robbery at the Bank of Salem in Mammoth Spring is in custody. Gregory Conan, 48, was arrested March 3 in Lakeland, Fla., and is considered a "man of interest" in the Mammoth Spring bank robbery, said Lt. Bill Beach with the Arkansas State Police...
Mammoth Spring State Park to hold powwow (03/10/05)
MAMMOTH SPRING -- Mammoth Spring State Park has been selected to as the site for the first Annual Ozark Region Competition Powwow May 14-15. The event's host is the Circle of Hope. According to one of the event organizers, Kathy Jones, the powwow, which will feature competitive dancing of many Native American tribes from across the country, will be an excellent learning experience for families. ...
State searching for license office replacement (03/10/05)
THAYER -- Officials with the Missouri Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) said last week they do not have a replacement for Dick Richardson, who served as the contracted license fee agent at the Thayer license fee office. "Our director, Trish Vincent, has made it her priority to re-open all the license fee offices in the state that have been closed; Thayer is no exception," said DMV official Jessica Robinson...
Alton man speaks out against forest service (03/10/05)
WEST PLAINS -- National Forest Service officials called it an open house, but some of the local residents who were there seeking an explanation for closed access roads and other information turned it into a question and answer meeting. Approximately 150 to 175 people from across the area filled the West Plains Civic Center Feb. ...
New church ... (03/10/05)
Framed: Bill Self of Malacoff, Texas, frames a wall inside the new Mount Zion Baptist Church March 8 near Union. The church is being built by the Volunteer Christian Builders and local volunteers. The Volunteer Christian Builders help build new Baptist churches for free. They will be finished with the Mount Zion Church March 11...
Korean student loves studying in America (03/10/05)
A phone call at 1:30 a.m. is rarely a good thing. As the phone rang in the middle of night at Tom and Hazel Jones' Horseshoe Bend home, dread filled them both as Hazel picked up the receiver. On the other end it wasn't the police or family member informing the Joneses of an emergency. It was an overjoyed Korean family who had learned the Joneses were going to serve as exchange student hosts for their son...
NADC offers help with heating bills (03/10/05)
The Northcentral Arkansas Development Council Inc. has contracted with the Division of County Operations to begin the FY 2005 Crisis Intervention Program. This program is to run from March 1 through Sept. 30, or until it appears funds are depleted, whichever occurs first...
Thrift shop to aid senior centers (03/10/05)
The Community Thrift Shop has adopted the Sharp County Senior Citizens Centers as its community project for the months of March and April. Currently there are three senior centers in Sharp County that are in need of support. The centers offer seniors hot meals at the low price of $1.50 per meal. ...
Mills competes in county spelling bee (03/10/05)
Thayer Elementary School was invited to participate in the KY3 for Kids Spelling Bee. The local spelling bee was held for the fifth- and sixth-grade students Feb. 11. The winner was sixth-grader Brandon Mills. Mills is the son of Alan and Lynette Mills...
Byron EHC prepares for spring council (03/10/05)
Byron Extension Home-makers Club met Feb. 14. President Cloris Newman presided. There were three members and one guest present to recite the pledge, creed and to answer roll call. The question was "Is your estate prepared for the future?" The inspirational reading was by Nancy Fleece. It was entitled "My Greatest Prize." Newman turned over a bonus check for labels that were turned in 2004...
Hardy seeks vendors for bike rally (03/10/05)
Main Street Hardy is seeking vendors with swap meet and motorcycle related items to participate in the 2nd Annual Spring River Motorcycle Rally May 13-14 in Loberg Park. Motorcycle dealers and vendors with such items as leather goods, tattoos and custom motorcycle parts are asked to contact Main Street Hardy at 870-856-3571 for a vendor application. Spaces are $100 each with electricity...
Meeker, Watson slate nuptials (03/10/05)
Delsa Meeker of Mammoth Spring and Casey Watson of West Plains will unite in marriage at 4 p.m. March 19 at Mammoth Spring United Methodist Church. The bride-elect is the daughter of Jack Meeker of Mammoth Spring and Linda Anderson of Lowell, Ark. The prospective groom is the son of Richard and Judy Watson, and Glenda Watson, all of West Plains...
Ozarka College holds writing contest (03/10/05)
The English Department at Ozarka College has announced its sixth annual writing competition for high school seniors in Izard, Fulton, Sharp and Stone counties. Two students will be selected as winners of the writing competition and each will be awarded a one-year, full tuition scholarship to Ozarka College. Winning essays will be published in Ozarka College's collection of student writings entitled In Flight...
Suzy Bogguss to perform in WP (03/10/05)
"Once she starts singing, you pray she'll never quit," said Chet Atkins about Nashville recording artist Suzy Bogguss. Bogguss will perform at West Plains Opera House at 8 p.m. March 12. The concert is presented by West Plains Bank and Trust. Bogguss is best known for songs like "Drive South," "Letting Go," "Hey Cinder-ella," "Give Me Some Wheels," "She Said, He Heard," and many others. In 1994, she released the full length CD entitled Simpatico which she co-recorded with Atkins...
Ozarka College holds writing contest (03/10/05)
The English Department at Ozarka College has announced its sixth annual writing competition for high school seniors in Izard, Fulton, Sharp and Stone counties. Two students will be selected as winners of the writing competition and each will be awarded a one-year, full tuition scholarship to Ozarka College. Winning essays will be published in Ozarka College's collection of student writings entitled In Flight...
Mills competes in county spelling bee (03/10/05)
Thayer Elementary School was invited to participate in the KY3 for Kids Spelling Bee. The local spelling bee was held for the fifth- and sixth-grade students Feb. 11. The winner was sixth-grader Brandon Mills. Mills is the son of Alan and Lynette Mills...
Thrift shop to aid senior centers (03/10/05)
The Community Thrift Shop has adopted the Sharp County Senior Citizens Centers as its community project for the months of March and April. Currently there are three senior centers in Sharp County that are in need of support. The centers offer seniors hot meals at the low price of $1.50 per meal. ...
Suzy Bogguss to perform in WP (03/10/05)
"Once she starts singing, you pray she'll never quit," said Chet Atkins about Nashville recording artist Suzy Bogguss. Bogguss will perform at West Plains Opera House at 8 p.m. March 12. The concert is presented by West Plains Bank and Trust. Bogguss is best known for songs like "Drive South," "Letting Go," "Hey Cinder-ella," "Give Me Some Wheels," "She Said, He Heard," and many others. In 1994, she released the full length CD entitled Simpatico which she co-recorded with Atkins...
Hardy seeks vendors for bike rally (03/10/05)
Main Street Hardy is seeking vendors with swap meet and motorcycle related items to participate in the 2nd Annual Spring River Motorcycle Rally May 13-14 in Loberg Park. Motorcycle dealers and vendors with such items as leather goods, tattoos and custom motorcycle parts are asked to contact Main Street Hardy at 870-856-3571 for a vendor application. Spaces are $100 each with electricity...
Meeker, Watson slate nuptials (03/10/05)
Delsa Meeker of Mammoth Spring and Casey Watson of West Plains will unite in marriage at 4 p.m. March 19 at Mammoth Spring United Methodist Church. The bride-elect is the daughter of Jack Meeker of Mammoth Spring and Linda Anderson of Lowell, Ark. The prospective groom is the son of Richard and Judy Watson, and Glenda Watson, all of West Plains...
Byron EHC prepares for spring council (03/10/05)
Byron Extension Home-makers Club met Feb. 14. President Cloris Newman presided. There were three members and one guest present to recite the pledge, creed and to answer roll call. The question was "Is your estate prepared for the future?" The inspirational reading was by Nancy Fleece. It was entitled "My Greatest Prize." Newman turned over a bonus check for labels that were turned in 2004...
NADC offers help with heating bills (03/10/05)
The Northcentral Arkansas Development Council Inc. has contracted with the Division of County Operations to begin the FY 2005 Crisis Intervention Program. This program is to run from March 1 through Sept. 30, or until it appears funds are depleted, whichever occurs first...
No four-peat for Lady Bobcats (03/10/05)
After a hard-fought scrap with Koshkonong in the quarterfinals of the Class 2 District 9 Tournament, the Thayer Lady Bobcats were rewarded with anything but a treat; a meeting in the semifinals with one of the top teams in Class 2, the Gainesville Lady Bulldogs...
2AA-North All-Conference honors handed out (03/10/05)
Viola's Kaleb West, Lindsey Barker and Kyla Batterton headline the list of 2AA-North All-Conference selections announced last week. West, Barker and Batterton, along with Izard County Consolidated's Jesse Dockins, all were named as All-State performers to go with their All-2AA North honors...
Lady Indians back in chase (03/10/05)
If it seems that the Couch Lady Indians like wearing the crown of district champions, that would make sense, as the Lady Indians have refused to let go of the title since the dawn of the new millennium. Time to make room for one more in the trophy case, as the Lady Indians brought home this year's Class 1 District 3 plaque with a 59-36 win over Bradleyville in Eminence March 5...
Post-season awards dealt to junior high hoopsters (03/10/05)
Three members of the 2AA-North Junior High District Tournament champion Melbourne junior Lady Bearkatz were named to the All-Conference team last week. Abby Cooper, Autumn Henry and Olivia Morris were all selected as All-2AA North. Junior Lady Bearkatz head Coach Mark Manry took Coach of the Year honors...
No four-peat for Lady Bobcats (03/10/05)
After a hard-fought scrap with Koshkonong in the quarterfinals of the Class 2 District 9 Tournament, the Thayer Lady Bobcats were rewarded with anything but a treat; a meeting in the semifinals with one of the top teams in Class 2, the Gainesville Lady Bulldogs...
Lady Indians back in chase (03/10/05)
If it seems that the Couch Lady Indians like wearing the crown of district champions, that would make sense, as the Lady Indians have refused to let go of the title since the dawn of the new millennium. Time to make room for one more in the trophy case, as the Lady Indians brought home this year's Class 1 District 3 plaque with a 59-36 win over Bradleyville in Eminence March 5...
2AA-North All-Conference honors handed out (03/10/05)
Viola's Kaleb West, Lindsey Barker and Kyla Batterton headline the list of 2AA-North All-Conference selections announced last week. West, Barker and Batterton, along with Izard County Consolidated's Jesse Dockins, all were named as All-State performers to go with their All-2AA North honors...
Post-season awards dealt to junior high hoopsters (03/10/05)
Three members of the 2AA-North Junior High District Tournament champion Melbourne junior Lady Bearkatz were named to the All-Conference team last week. Abby Cooper, Autumn Henry and Olivia Morris were all selected as All-2AA North. Junior Lady Bearkatz head Coach Mark Manry took Coach of the Year honors...
Francis "Frank" W. Park (03/10/05)
Francis "Frank" W. Park, 80, of Cherokee Village, Ark., died March 3, 2005, in Ash Flat, Ark. Born Feb. 26, 1925, in Petrolia, Ontario, Canada, he was the son of Harvey Edward Park and Garnette Neeves Park. He served his country during World War II in Gen. George Patton's Army, and was in the Battle of the Bulge...
C. D. Martin (03/10/05)
C.D. Martin, 72, son of the late Charlie and Kitty Wright Martin, was born May 26, 1932, in Portia, Ark. He died March 1, 2005, at his home in Gepp, Ark. He married Pauline Elizabeth Guynes Aug. 2, 1950, at Hoxie, Ark., and to this union two sons were born...
Raleigh H. Emery II (03/10/05)
Raleigh H. Emery II, 87, of Herndon, Va., died Feb. 26, 2005, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. Born Jan. 14, 1918, at Harrison, Ark., he was the son of Raleigh Herbert Emery Sr. and Virginia Estes Emery. He was a U.S. Army Air Corp and Air Force veteran having served in the Pacific during World War II. ...
William Aubry (03/10/05)
William Lawrence Aubry, 88, of Cherokee Village, Ark., died March 4, 2005, in St. Vincent's in Little Rock, Ark. He was born in Moline, Ill., the son of John W. and Mary Ellen McKinney Aubry. He married Mary Virginia Lee on Sept. 26, 1940, in Moline, Ill...
Hilda Auda Strain (03/10/05)
Hilda Auda Strain, 85, of Thayer, Mo., died March 3, 2005, in Thayer. Born Jan. 20, 1920, in Thayer the daughter of Frank Leone Wales and Allie L. Janes Wales. She was married Nov. 10, 1937, in Oregon County, Mo., to Milburn C. Strain, who preceded her in death June 29, 1978. She was a member of Clifton Freewill Baptist Church in Thayer...
Clara Ophelia Wood (03/10/05)
Clara Ophelia Wood, 83, of West Plains, Mo., passed away Feb. 24, 2005, at Pleasant Valley Manor in West Plains. She was born the daughter of the late E. Austin Gray and Ella Lee Manning Gray on Feb. 23, 1922, in West Plains, Mo. She was united in marriage Feb. 22, 1947, in Waterloo, Iowa, to Warren P. Wood, who preceded her in death...
Jean Brink (03/10/05)
Jean Brink, 58, was born July 26, 1946, at Ft. Meade, Md., and died Feb. 28, 2005. She was a member of Second Baptist Church. Jean graduated from Salem High School in 1964, and worked in the medical field as an LPN and registered nurse. Survivors include her parents, John and Virginia Brink; a brother, James Brink; her twin sister, Joan Martin; a sister, Mary Beth Thomas; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews...
Evette L. Marchbanks (03/10/05)
Evette L. Marchbanks, 31, of Evening Shade, Ark., died Feb. 28, 2005, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. Born April 27, 1973, at Iowa City, Iowa, she was the daughter of Roy and Jo Ann Groenen-boom Walters. She was a homemaker and a member of Calvary Baptist Church of Evening Shade...
Marian L. Marchbanks (03/10/05)
Marian L. Marchbanks, 68, of Evening Shade, Ark., died Feb. 28, 2005, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. Born Dec. 10, 1936, at Pontiac, Mich., she was the daughter of William and Millie Johnson Mahan. She was a homemaker and a member of Calvary Bap-tist Church of Evening Shade...
Peggy Jane Carman (03/10/05)
Peggy Jane Carman, 88, daughter of Bertrum Llewellyn and Lydia Carnelia Rowley Perry, was born Jan. 3, 1917, in Cresco, Iowa. She died Feb. 22, 2005, at the Eaglecrest Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Ash Flat. She married Eldon Burr Carman June 19, 1935, in Cresco, Iowa, and to this union three sons were born...
Imogene Gentry Fowler (03/10/05)
Imogene Gentry Fowler, 87, a lifetime resident of Ash Flat, Ark., died Feb. 24, 2005, at White River Medical Center in Batesville, Ark. Born Feb. 5, 1918, in Ash Flat, she was the daughter of William Harve and Louvena Roberts Estes. She was a homemaker, a technician for Baxter Laboratories of Ash Flat for 15 years and a longtime member of Ash Flat Church of Christ...
Lillian Irene McWilliams (03/10/05)
Lillian Irene McWilliams, 93, of Cherokee Village, Ark., died Feb. 25, 2005, at her home. Born Feb. 3, 1912, in Leroy, Ill., she was the daughter of William and Della Brittin Bremer. She worked many years as a clerk for the United States Post Office before retiring and moving to Cherokee Village, in 1971, with her husband, Bryce McWilliams...
Sylvester Gene Mills (03/10/05)
Sylvester Gene Mills, 49, of Batesville, Ark., died Feb. 28, 2005, at his home. Born Oct. 6, 1955, at Hughes, Ark., he was the son of Allen and Bertha-Rankins Mills. He was a member of Cornerstone Baptist Church at Mt. Pleasant. Survivors include his wife, Shannon Mills of the home; his mother, Bertha Mills of Forrest City; a son, Michael Mills of Dallas; two daughters, Takiesa Smith and Tia Smith, both of Batesville; nine brothers -- A.J. ...
Judith Theresa Byrd (03/10/05)
Judith Theresa Byrd, 60, of Williford, Ark., died March 3, 2005, in Jonesboro, Ark. Born Sept. 1, 1944, in Falmouth, Mich., she was the daughter of Earl and Alice Dowland. She was united in marriage to Eric Goff. She was united in marriage in Jonesboro, Ark., on July 9, 1983, to Sherman Eugene Byrd, who preceded her in death Nov. 7, 2003...
Richard Orville Agers (03/10/05)
Richard Orville Agers, Sr., 65, of Alton, Mo., was born May 11, 1939, in Madison County, Ill., and died March 1, 2005, at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains, Mo. Survivors include his wife, Linda Agers of Alton, seven children -- Richard Agers Jr., Elizabeth Reeves and Jack Agers all of Alton, Markie Agers Sr., and Joseph Agers, both of Granite City, Ill., Belinda Bromley of Blooming-ton, Ill., and Ashley Agers of Antioch, Ill.; 13 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren and other relatives and friends.. ...
David Lee Cochran (03/10/05)
David Lee Cochran, 72, of Hardy, Ark., died Feb. 26, 2005, at his residence. Born May 1, 1932, in Sharp County, Ark., he was the son of Dale and Ora B. Armstrong Cochran. He married Mary Lou Jones Feb. 4, 1966, in Williford. He worked many years in the construction business...
Coy Lee Farris (03/10/05)
Coy Lee Farris, 70, of Evening Shade, Ark., died Feb. 25, 2005, at his home. Born Oct. 21, 1934, at Franklin, Ark., he was the son of John and Estel Tadalock Farris. He was a factory worker and member of Piney Fork Church of Christ. Survivors include his wife, Pat Farris of the home; a daughter, Lanette Treadway of Cave City; a stepson, Rob Poetzl of Sullivan, Mo.; four brothers -- Bob Farris of Cave City, Floyd Farris of Batesville, Ted Farris of Sidney and Eddie Farris of Evening Shade; a sister, Mamie Couch of Nashville, Tenn.; three grandchildren -- Derek Treadway of Cave City, Misty Farris of Cave City, and Jason Farris of Evening Shade; two great-grand-children -- Hunter Farris and Jadon Farris, of Cave City; and several nieces and nephews.. ...
John Billy Caruthers (03/10/05)
John Billy Caruthers, 82, of Salem, Ark., son of the late Stephen Thomas and Francis M. Cargill Caruthers, was born Feb. 28, 1923, at Union, Ark. He died March 3, 2005, at Fulton County Hospital in Salem. He was united in marriage to Melba Dockins Caruthers who preceded him in death. On Nov. 4, 1993, he married Glenna Aline Holder McCullough...
Fred L. Williams (03/10/05)
Fred L. Williams, 96, of Ash Flat, Ark., died Feb. 24, 2005, at Eaglecrest Nursing and Rehabilita- tion Center in Ash Flat. Born Oct. 24, 1908, in Vanndale, Ark., he was the son of Willie Richard Williams and Allie Cynthia Lattie Williams. He worked many years as a broiler operator for the University of Technology...
Robbie Mae Johnson (03/10/05)
Robbie Mae Johnson, 95, of Evening Shade, Ark., died March 5, 2005, at Fulton County Hospital in Salem. Born March 16, 1909, at Sidney, she was the daughter of John Clark and Laura Nisa Thornton Reed. She was a homemaker and of the Church of Christ faith...
J.K. Crow (03/10/05)
J.K. Crow, 89, of Cave City, Ark., died Feb. 28, 2005, at Cave City, Nursing Home in Cave City, Ark. Born Sept. 10, 1915, at Cave City, Ark., he was the son of Oliver Verdo and Sarah Junie James Crow. He was a minister, attended Missionary Baptist Institute in Little Rock, Ark., Landmark Baptist College in Hayward, Calif. ...
Juacellia Kakouris (03/10/05)
Juacellia Kakouris, 71, of Jonesboro, formerly of S. Louis, Mo., died Feb. 25, 2005, at St. Bernard's Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born June 11, 1933, at Evening Shade, Ark., she was the daughter of Bill and June Graddy Thomas. She was a banquet waitress for Clayton Inn of Clayton, Mo. for many years...
Ruth Elsie Reef (03/10/05)
Ruth Elsie Reef, 87 of Thayer, Mo., died March 3, 32005, in West Plains, Mo. Born Oct. 26, 1917, in Tulsa, Okla., she was the daughter of Homer James Campell and Nina Irene Jones Campbell. She was united in marriage March 16, 1938, in Thayer to Lilburn Reef who preceded her in death in 1979...
Leonard Joseph DeBolt (03/10/05)
Leonard Joseph DeBolt, 75, of Horseshoe Bend, Ark., died Feb. 24, 2005, at his home. Born May 16, 1929, in Champaign, Ill., he was the son of John William and Edith Leone Palmer DeBolt. He worked as an accountant for Riceland Foods. He was a member of the Moose, and American Legion...
"Theo" Williams (03/10/05)
Charles Theodore "Theo" Williams, 91, of Alton, Mo., was born Oct. 23, 1913, in Riverton, Mo., and died March 1, 2005, at Cox Medical Center in Springfield, Mo. He was a member of Riverton Baptist Church and was a deacon for many years. He was a decorated World War II veteran, having served with the United States Army...
Evette L. Marchbanks (03/10/05)
Evette L. Marchbanks, 31, of Evening Shade, Ark., died Feb. 28, 2005, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. Born April 27, 1973, at Iowa City, Iowa, she was the daughter of Roy and Jo Ann Groenen-boom Walters. She was a homemaker and a member of Calvary Baptist Church of Evening Shade...
Hilda Auda Strain (03/10/05)
Hilda Auda Strain, 85, of Thayer, Mo., died March 3, 2005, in Thayer. Born Jan. 20, 1920, in Thayer the daughter of Frank Leone Wales and Allie L. Janes Wales. She was married Nov. 10, 1937, in Oregon County, Mo., to Milburn C. Strain, who preceded her in death June 29, 1978. She was a member of Clifton Freewill Baptist Church in Thayer...
Jean Brink (03/10/05)
Jean Brink, 58, was born July 26, 1946, at Ft. Meade, Md., and died Feb. 28, 2005. She was a member of Second Baptist Church. Jean graduated from Salem High School in 1964, and worked in the medical field as an LPN and registered nurse. Survivors include her parents, John and Virginia Brink; a brother, James Brink; her twin sister, Joan Martin; a sister, Mary Beth Thomas; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews...
C. D. Martin (03/10/05)
C.D. Martin, 72, son of the late Charlie and Kitty Wright Martin, was born May 26, 1932, in Portia, Ark. He died March 1, 2005, at his home in Gepp, Ark. He married Pauline Elizabeth Guynes Aug. 2, 1950, at Hoxie, Ark., and to this union two sons were born...
Marian L. Marchbanks (03/10/05)
Marian L. Marchbanks, 68, of Evening Shade, Ark., died Feb. 28, 2005, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. Born Dec. 10, 1936, at Pontiac, Mich., she was the daughter of William and Millie Johnson Mahan. She was a homemaker and a member of Calvary Bap-tist Church of Evening Shade...
Peggy Jane Carman (03/10/05)
Peggy Jane Carman, 88, daughter of Bertrum Llewellyn and Lydia Carnelia Rowley Perry, was born Jan. 3, 1917, in Cresco, Iowa. She died Feb. 22, 2005, at the Eaglecrest Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Ash Flat. She married Eldon Burr Carman June 19, 1935, in Cresco, Iowa, and to this union three sons were born...
Imogene Gentry Fowler (03/10/05)
Imogene Gentry Fowler, 87, a lifetime resident of Ash Flat, Ark., died Feb. 24, 2005, at White River Medical Center in Batesville, Ark. Born Feb. 5, 1918, in Ash Flat, she was the daughter of William Harve and Louvena Roberts Estes. She was a homemaker, a technician for Baxter Laboratories of Ash Flat for 15 years and a longtime member of Ash Flat Church of Christ...
Raleigh H. Emery II (03/10/05)
Raleigh H. Emery II, 87, of Herndon, Va., died Feb. 26, 2005, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. Born Jan. 14, 1918, at Harrison, Ark., he was the son of Raleigh Herbert Emery Sr. and Virginia Estes Emery. He was a U.S. Army Air Corp and Air Force veteran having served in the Pacific during World War II. ...
Clara Ophelia Wood (03/10/05)
Clara Ophelia Wood, 83, of West Plains, Mo., passed away Feb. 24, 2005, at Pleasant Valley Manor in West Plains. She was born the daughter of the late E. Austin Gray and Ella Lee Manning Gray on Feb. 23, 1922, in West Plains, Mo. She was united in marriage Feb. 22, 1947, in Waterloo, Iowa, to Warren P. Wood, who preceded her in death...
David Lee Cochran (03/10/05)
David Lee Cochran, 72, of Hardy, Ark., died Feb. 26, 2005, at his residence. Born May 1, 1932, in Sharp County, Ark., he was the son of Dale and Ora B. Armstrong Cochran. He married Mary Lou Jones Feb. 4, 1966, in Williford. He worked many years in the construction business...
Richard Orville Agers (03/10/05)
Richard Orville Agers, Sr., 65, of Alton, Mo., was born May 11, 1939, in Madison County, Ill., and died March 1, 2005, at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains, Mo. Survivors include his wife, Linda Agers of Alton, seven children -- Richard Agers Jr., Elizabeth Reeves and Jack Agers all of Alton, Markie Agers Sr., and Joseph Agers, both of Granite City, Ill., Belinda Bromley of Blooming-ton, Ill., and Ashley Agers of Antioch, Ill.; 13 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren and other relatives and friends.. ...
Coy Lee Farris (03/10/05)
Coy Lee Farris, 70, of Evening Shade, Ark., died Feb. 25, 2005, at his home. Born Oct. 21, 1934, at Franklin, Ark., he was the son of John and Estel Tadalock Farris. He was a factory worker and member of Piney Fork Church of Christ. Survivors include his wife, Pat Farris of the home; a daughter, Lanette Treadway of Cave City; a stepson, Rob Poetzl of Sullivan, Mo.; four brothers -- Bob Farris of Cave City, Floyd Farris of Batesville, Ted Farris of Sidney and Eddie Farris of Evening Shade; a sister, Mamie Couch of Nashville, Tenn.; three grandchildren -- Derek Treadway of Cave City, Misty Farris of Cave City, and Jason Farris of Evening Shade; two great-grand-children -- Hunter Farris and Jadon Farris, of Cave City; and several nieces and nephews.. ...
John Billy Caruthers (03/10/05)
John Billy Caruthers, 82, of Salem, Ark., son of the late Stephen Thomas and Francis M. Cargill Caruthers, was born Feb. 28, 1923, at Union, Ark. He died March 3, 2005, at Fulton County Hospital in Salem. He was united in marriage to Melba Dockins Caruthers who preceded him in death. On Nov. 4, 1993, he married Glenna Aline Holder McCullough...
Francis "Frank" W. Park (03/10/05)
Francis "Frank" W. Park, 80, of Cherokee Village, Ark., died March 3, 2005, in Ash Flat, Ark. Born Feb. 26, 1925, in Petrolia, Ontario, Canada, he was the son of Harvey Edward Park and Garnette Neeves Park. He served his country during World War II in Gen. George Patton's Army, and was in the Battle of the Bulge...
William Aubry (03/10/05)
William Lawrence Aubry, 88, of Cherokee Village, Ark., died March 4, 2005, in St. Vincent's in Little Rock, Ark. He was born in Moline, Ill., the son of John W. and Mary Ellen McKinney Aubry. He married Mary Virginia Lee on Sept. 26, 1940, in Moline, Ill...
Judith Theresa Byrd (03/10/05)
Judith Theresa Byrd, 60, of Williford, Ark., died March 3, 2005, in Jonesboro, Ark. Born Sept. 1, 1944, in Falmouth, Mich., she was the daughter of Earl and Alice Dowland. She was united in marriage to Eric Goff. She was united in marriage in Jonesboro, Ark., on July 9, 1983, to Sherman Eugene Byrd, who preceded her in death Nov. 7, 2003...
Sylvester Gene Mills (03/10/05)
Sylvester Gene Mills, 49, of Batesville, Ark., died Feb. 28, 2005, at his home. Born Oct. 6, 1955, at Hughes, Ark., he was the son of Allen and Bertha-Rankins Mills. He was a member of Cornerstone Baptist Church at Mt. Pleasant. Survivors include his wife, Shannon Mills of the home; his mother, Bertha Mills of Forrest City; a son, Michael Mills of Dallas; two daughters, Takiesa Smith and Tia Smith, both of Batesville; nine brothers -- A.J. ...
Lillian Irene McWilliams (03/10/05)
Lillian Irene McWilliams, 93, of Cherokee Village, Ark., died Feb. 25, 2005, at her home. Born Feb. 3, 1912, in Leroy, Ill., she was the daughter of William and Della Brittin Bremer. She worked many years as a clerk for the United States Post Office before retiring and moving to Cherokee Village, in 1971, with her husband, Bryce McWilliams...
Leonard Joseph DeBolt (03/10/05)
Leonard Joseph DeBolt, 75, of Horseshoe Bend, Ark., died Feb. 24, 2005, at his home. Born May 16, 1929, in Champaign, Ill., he was the son of John William and Edith Leone Palmer DeBolt. He worked as an accountant for Riceland Foods. He was a member of the Moose, and American Legion...
Ruth Elsie Reef (03/10/05)
Ruth Elsie Reef, 87 of Thayer, Mo., died March 3, 32005, in West Plains, Mo. Born Oct. 26, 1917, in Tulsa, Okla., she was the daughter of Homer James Campell and Nina Irene Jones Campbell. She was united in marriage March 16, 1938, in Thayer to Lilburn Reef who preceded her in death in 1979...
Juacellia Kakouris (03/10/05)
Juacellia Kakouris, 71, of Jonesboro, formerly of S. Louis, Mo., died Feb. 25, 2005, at St. Bernard's Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born June 11, 1933, at Evening Shade, Ark., she was the daughter of Bill and June Graddy Thomas. She was a banquet waitress for Clayton Inn of Clayton, Mo. for many years...
J.K. Crow (03/10/05)
J.K. Crow, 89, of Cave City, Ark., died Feb. 28, 2005, at Cave City, Nursing Home in Cave City, Ark. Born Sept. 10, 1915, at Cave City, Ark., he was the son of Oliver Verdo and Sarah Junie James Crow. He was a minister, attended Missionary Baptist Institute in Little Rock, Ark., Landmark Baptist College in Hayward, Calif. ...
"Theo" Williams (03/10/05)
Charles Theodore "Theo" Williams, 91, of Alton, Mo., was born Oct. 23, 1913, in Riverton, Mo., and died March 1, 2005, at Cox Medical Center in Springfield, Mo. He was a member of Riverton Baptist Church and was a deacon for many years. He was a decorated World War II veteran, having served with the United States Army...
Fred L. Williams (03/10/05)
Fred L. Williams, 96, of Ash Flat, Ark., died Feb. 24, 2005, at Eaglecrest Nursing and Rehabilita- tion Center in Ash Flat. Born Oct. 24, 1908, in Vanndale, Ark., he was the son of Willie Richard Williams and Allie Cynthia Lattie Williams. He worked many years as a broiler operator for the University of Technology...
Robbie Mae Johnson (03/10/05)
Robbie Mae Johnson, 95, of Evening Shade, Ark., died March 5, 2005, at Fulton County Hospital in Salem. Born March 16, 1909, at Sidney, she was the daughter of John Clark and Laura Nisa Thornton Reed. She was a homemaker and of the Church of Christ faith...
Sylvester Gene Mills (03/10/05)
Sylvester Gene Mills, 49, of Batesville died Feb. 28, 2005, at his home. Born Oct. 6, 1955, at Hughes, he was the son of Allen and Bertha Rankins Mills. He was a member of Cornerstone Baptist Church at Mount Pleasant. Survivors include his wife, Shannon Mills of the home; his mother, Bertha Mills of Forrest City; a son, Michael Mills of Dallas; two daughters -- Takiesa Smith and Tia Smith, both of Batesville; nine brothers -- A.J. ...
Marian L. Marchbanks (03/10/05)
Marian L. Marchbanks, 68, of Evening Shade died Feb. 28, 2005, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. Born Dec. 10, 1936, at Pontiac, Mich., she was the daughter of William and Millie Johnson Mahan. She was a homemaker and a member of Calvary Baptist Church of Evening Shade...
Evette L. Marchbanks (03/10/05)
Evette L. Marchbanks, 31, of Evening Shade died Feb. 28, 2005, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. Born April 27, 1973, at Iowa City, Iowa, she was the daughter of Roy and Jo Ann Groenen-boom Walters. She was a homemaker and a member of Calvary Baptist Church of Evening Shade...
Coy Lee Farris (03/10/05)
Coy Lee Farris, 70, of Evening Shade died Feb. 25, 2005, at his home. Born Oct. 21, 1934, at Franklin, he was the son of John and Estel Tadalock Farris. He was a factory worker and member of Piney Fork Church of Christ. Survivors include his wife, Pat Farris of the home; a daughter, Lanette Treadway of Cave City; a stepson, Rob Poetzel of Sullivan, Mo.; four brothers -- Bob Farris of Cave City, Floyd Farris of Batesville, Ted Farris of Sidney, and Eddie Farris of Evening Shade; a sister, Mamie Couch of Nashville, Tenn.; three grandchildren -- Derek Treadway of Cave City, Misty Farris of Cave City, and Jason Farris of Evening Shade; two great-grandchildren -- Hunter Farris and Jadon Farris of Cave City; and nieces and nephews.. ...
New board to explore reopening hospital (03/10/05)
The Sharp County Quorum Court held a special meeting March 7 to authorize Sharp County Judge Harold Crawford to appoint a public facilities board to explore options for opening the hospital in Cherokee Village. Justice of the Peace Greg Prenger of Cherokee Village said, "This is just getting the vehicle in place." "We want all proposals for buying the hospital on the table so we can move ahead with less confusion."...
Mammoth Spring State Park to hold powwow (03/10/05)
MAMMOTH SPRING -- Mammoth Spring State Park has been selected to as the site for the first Annual Ozark Region Competition Powwow May 14-15. The event's host is the Circle of Hope. According to one of the event organizers, Kathy Jones, the powwow, which will feature competitive dancing of many Native American tribes from across the country, will be an excellent learning experience for families. ...