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Stories from Friday, April 29, 2005

Man charged with possession of loaded weapon (04/29/05)
OREGON COUNTY -- A routine traffic stop by officers with the Oregon County Sheriff's Department led to a charge of possession of a loaded weapon for a Viola, Ark., man last week. Oregon County Deputy Randy Vater was patrolling near Indian Country Junction Store at the junction of Highway 142 East and E Highway when he saw a blue Chevrolet Blazer run the stop sign at the intersection of Highways 142 and E.Vater said he followed the vehicle approximately 1 mile before the driver pulled over...
Thayer seniors earn PTSC scholarships (04/29/05)
THAYER -- Four seniors from Thayer High School have been awarded Physical Therapy Specialist Clinic Memorial Scholarships. According to the scholarship review board, this year's group of applicants was the "cream of the crop." Each year the board reviews between 80 and 120 applications looking for students who exhibit high personal and leadership qualities as well as excellent accomplishments...
Loyalty Day Parade to celebrate America's Pride (04/29/05)
MAMMOTH SPRING -- The Mammoth Spring Veterans of Foreign Wars and Ladies Auxiliary will hold the annual Loyalty Day Parade and activities April 30. The theme for this year's event will be "American Pride."According to Dorothy Parks, local auxiliary president, there will be cash prizes for all those who enter the parade and have an entry number. ...
Thayer's Young Authors (04/29/05)
THAYER -- Fifteen Thayer Elementary School students will attend the Young Authors Conference in West Plains sponsored by Southwest Missouri State University. The 15 students received the honor to attend the conference because they placed first in the Young Author Competition at Thayer Elementary School...
Two more charged in trooper's murder (04/29/05)
AREA -- Two more suspects have been charged in connection with the death of Missouri State Trooper Carl D. Graham. Sherry Chilton Keeney, 52, has been charged with tampering with evidence, and Cynthia Chilton, 32, has been charged with perjury. Keeney is Coree Shockey's mother and Chilton is Shockley's sister. Coree Shockley was charged last week with tampering with evidence in the Graham investigation...
Loyalty Day Parade to celebrate America's Pride (04/29/05)
MAMMOTH SPRING -- The Mammoth Spring Veterans of Foreign Wars and Ladies Auxiliary will hold the annual Loyalty Day Parade and activities April 30. The theme for this year's event will be "American Pride."According to Dorothy Parks, local auxiliary president, there will be cash prizes for all those who enter the parade and have an entry number. ...
Man charged with possession of loaded weapon (04/29/05)
OREGON COUNTY -- A routine traffic stop by officers with the Oregon County Sheriff's Department led to a charge of possession of a loaded weapon for a Viola, Ark., man last week. Oregon County Deputy Randy Vater was patrolling near Indian Country Junction Store at the junction of Highway 142 East and E Highway when he saw a blue Chevrolet Blazer run the stop sign at the intersection of Highways 142 and E.Vater said he followed the vehicle approximately 1 mile before the driver pulled over...
Thayer's Young Authors (04/29/05)
THAYER -- Fifteen Thayer Elementary School students will attend the Young Authors Conference in West Plains sponsored by Southwest Missouri State University. The 15 students received the honor to attend the conference because they placed first in the Young Author Competition at Thayer Elementary School...
Thayer seniors earn PTSC scholarships (04/29/05)
THAYER -- Four seniors from Thayer High School have been awarded Physical Therapy Specialist Clinic Memorial Scholarships. According to the scholarship review board, this year's group of applicants was the "cream of the crop." Each year the board reviews between 80 and 120 applications looking for students who exhibit high personal and leadership qualities as well as excellent accomplishments...
Two more charged in trooper's murder (04/29/05)
AREA -- Two more suspects have been charged in connection with the death of Missouri State Trooper Carl D. Graham. Sherry Chilton Keeney, 52, has been charged with tampering with evidence, and Cynthia Chilton, 32, has been charged with perjury. Keeney is Coree Shockey's mother and Chilton is Shockley's sister. Coree Shockley was charged last week with tampering with evidence in the Graham investigation...
Arkansas forms new science alliance (04/29/05)
During a recent visit to the University of Arkansas Technology Park Sen. Mark Pryor announced the formation of the Arkansas Nanotechnolo-gy Alliance. The statewide consortium will bring universities, federal agencies and private sector partners together to develop, launch and nurture nanotechnology initiatives...
Arkansas forms new science alliance (04/29/05)
During a recent visit to the University of Arkansas Technology Park Sen. Mark Pryor announced the formation of the Arkansas Nanotechnolo-gy Alliance. The statewide consortium will bring universities, federal agencies and private sector partners together to develop, launch and nurture nanotechnology initiatives...
Arkansas forms new science alliance (04/29/05)
During a recent visit to the University of Arkansas Technology Park Sen. Mark Pryor announced the formation of the Arkansas Nanotechnolo-gy Alliance. The statewide consortium will bring universities, federal agencies and private sector partners together to develop, launch and nurture nanotechnology initiatives...
Davis Farms joins Angus association (04/29/05)
Davis Farms of Ash Flat is a new member of the American Angus Association, reported John Crouch, executive vice president of the national breed registry organization in St. Joseph, Mo. The American Angus Association is the largest beef cattle registry association in the world. Its computerized records include detailed information on more than 14 million registered Angus...
Five Garrison Generations (04/29/05)
FIVE GENERATIONS: During a recent gathering of Lucille Garrison's family, a five-generation picture was taken. Clockwise, from left, are: Garrison's grandson, Tommy Garrison of Pocahontas; her great-grandson, Eric Garrison of Pocahontas; her son, Tom Garrison of Myrtle; and her great-great-granddaughter, Melody Garrison of Pocahontas. Lucille Garrison of Myrtle is at center...
Honeycutt, Parker wed (04/29/05)
Jeff and Linda Honeycutt of Mammoth Spring have announced the marriage of their daughter, Renea Honeycutt, to David Parker, son of Rose Marie Parker of Sikeston, Mo., and the late Danny Joe Parker. The wedding was held Feb. 26 at Byrd Free Will Baptist Church in Myrtle...
Arkansas forms new science alliance (04/29/05)
During a recent visit to the University of Arkansas Technology Park Sen. Mark Pryor announced the formation of the Arkansas Nanotechnolo-gy Alliance. The statewide consortium will bring universities, federal agencies and private sector partners together to develop, launch and nurture nanotechnology initiatives...
Arkansas forms new science alliance (04/29/05)
During a recent visit to the University of Arkansas Technology Park Sen. Mark Pryor announced the formation of the Arkansas Nanotechnolo-gy Alliance. The statewide consortium will bring universities, federal agencies and private sector partners together to develop, launch and nurture nanotechnology initiatives...
Arkansas forms new science alliance (04/29/05)
During a recent visit to the University of Arkansas Technology Park Sen. Mark Pryor announced the formation of the Arkansas Nanotechnolo-gy Alliance. The statewide consortium will bring universities, federal agencies and private sector partners together to develop, launch and nurture nanotechnology initiatives...
Davis Farms joins Angus association (04/29/05)
Davis Farms of Ash Flat is a new member of the American Angus Association, reported John Crouch, executive vice president of the national breed registry organization in St. Joseph, Mo. The American Angus Association is the largest beef cattle registry association in the world. Its computerized records include detailed information on more than 14 million registered Angus...
Five Garrison Generations (04/29/05)
FIVE GENERATIONS: During a recent gathering of Lucille Garrison's family, a five-generation picture was taken. Clockwise, from left, are: Garrison's grandson, Tommy Garrison of Pocahontas; her great-grandson, Eric Garrison of Pocahontas; her son, Tom Garrison of Myrtle; and her great-great-granddaughter, Melody Garrison of Pocahontas. Lucille Garrison of Myrtle is at center...
Honeycutt, Parker wed (04/29/05)
Jeff and Linda Honeycutt of Mammoth Spring have announced the marriage of their daughter, Renea Honeycutt, to David Parker, son of Rose Marie Parker of Sikeston, Mo., and the late Danny Joe Parker. The wedding was held Feb. 26 at Byrd Free Will Baptist Church in Myrtle...
Evidence of mountain lions still sparse in Missouri (04/29/05)
Following the first confirmed mountain lion sightings in the early 1990s, the Missouri Department of Conservation formed a Mountain Lion Response Team (MLRT) to handle such reports as quickly and accurately as possible. Dave Hamilton, who chairs the team, says wildlife experts are always ready to look at a photograph, examine a footprint or view a video. ...
Cool temps no problem at West Plains Speedway (04/29/05)
While the cool temperatures and breezy winds might have deterred the faint of spirit, several hundred dedicated fans endured the wind until the sun set. Then with a full moon in sight, the temperatures did challenge the most loyal of fans. But the drivers were certainly not discouraged as they eagerly competed in the TCI Automotive sponsored program April 23 at West Plains Motor Speedway...
Wemlinger decides on Drury (04/29/05)
Once a Cat, always a Cat.After helping lead the Thayer Bobcats to a 26-3 record along with a berth in the Class 2 State Quarterfinals as a senior, standout hoopster Josh Wemlinger inked an NCAA letter of intent to continue his hardwood career as a member of the Drury Panthers, leaving one feline family for another...
Day passes now available (04/29/05)
Army Corps of Engineers' 2005 annual day use passes are now available for purchase. An annual day use pass may be purchased for $30. This pass permits the holder and all accompanying passengers in the vehicle to use any or all boat launch ramps and/or designated developed swimming beaches at any Corps-operated recreation area at any Corps water resource project for 12 months from the date of purchase...
Sports scores and stats (04/29/05)
Results from Thayer LanesFriday Early Birds April 15 -- Forschler's True Value 2 vs Ball Knobbers 2, Vacancy 0 vs Fred's Fish House 2, Hair Trends 1 vs Lane Techs 3, Mills' Back Hoe 0 vs Hower's Trucking. Men's Games 175 and Over -- Jim Stark 191, Dennis Walters 218, R.C. Cali 185, Joe Hisel 181-222-177, Kenneth Moss 183, Alan Mills 188-176, Frank Rudesil 182, Wayne Guffey 180...
Sports scores and stats (04/29/05)
Results from Thayer LanesFriday Early Birds April 15 -- Forschler's True Value 2 vs Ball Knobbers 2, Vacancy 0 vs Fred's Fish House 2, Hair Trends 1 vs Lane Techs 3, Mills' Back Hoe 0 vs Hower's Trucking. Men's Games 175 and Over -- Jim Stark 191, Dennis Walters 218, R.C. Cali 185, Joe Hisel 181-222-177, Kenneth Moss 183, Alan Mills 188-176, Frank Rudesil 182, Wayne Guffey 180...
Evidence of mountain lions still sparse in Missouri (04/29/05)
Following the first confirmed mountain lion sightings in the early 1990s, the Missouri Department of Conservation formed a Mountain Lion Response Team (MLRT) to handle such reports as quickly and accurately as possible. Dave Hamilton, who chairs the team, says wildlife experts are always ready to look at a photograph, examine a footprint or view a video. ...
Wemlinger decides on Drury (04/29/05)
Once a Cat, always a Cat.After helping lead the Thayer Bobcats to a 26-3 record along with a berth in the Class 2 State Quarterfinals as a senior, standout hoopster Josh Wemlinger inked an NCAA letter of intent to continue his hardwood career as a member of the Drury Panthers, leaving one feline family for another...
Day passes now available (04/29/05)
Army Corps of Engineers' 2005 annual day use passes are now available for purchase. An annual day use pass may be purchased for $30. This pass permits the holder and all accompanying passengers in the vehicle to use any or all boat launch ramps and/or designated developed swimming beaches at any Corps-operated recreation area at any Corps water resource project for 12 months from the date of purchase...
Cool temps no problem at West Plains Speedway (04/29/05)
While the cool temperatures and breezy winds might have deterred the faint of spirit, several hundred dedicated fans endured the wind until the sun set. Then with a full moon in sight, the temperatures did challenge the most loyal of fans. But the drivers were certainly not discouraged as they eagerly competed in the TCI Automotive sponsored program April 23 at West Plains Motor Speedway...
Kathleen Kay Messer (04/29/05)
Kathleen Kay Messer, 62, of Williford, Ark., died April 18, 2005, at her home. Born Oct. 3, 1942, in Mt. Pleasant, Iowa, she was the daughter of Walter J. Hoover and Pearl A. DeWitt Hoover. She married Roger L. Messer Feb. 23, 1963, in Mt. Pleasant Iowa, She moved with her family to Hardy, in 1970. ...
G.W. Young (04/29/05)
G.W. Young, 77, of Mountain Home, Ark., son of Henry Alvin Brigham Young and Laura Ethel Cantrell Young, was born April 18, 1927, in Elizabeth, Ark. He died April 15, 2005, at Baxter Regional Medical Center in Mountain Home. He married Bea Foster Feb. ...
Lorena Norris Watters (04/29/05)
Lorena Norris Watters, 89, of Cave City, Ark., died April 21, 2005, at Cave City Nursing Home. Born Dec. 12, 1915, at Williford, Ark., she was the daughter of Jim and Luna Kent Norris. She was a homemaker and member of Little Springs Baptist Church at Poughkeepsie...
Dorothy M. LeMay (04/29/05)
Dorothy M. Kelberger LeMay, 91, of Cherokee Village died April 4, 2005, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. Born June 29, 1914, in Kenosha, Wis., she was the daughter of George and Cora Kelberger. She married Robert J. LeMay Jan. 25, 1940. He preceded her in death Feb. ...
Lois Marie Janes (04/29/05)
Lois Marie Janes, 69, of Couch, Mo., was born July 12, 1935, and died April 15, 2005, at her home. Survivors include seven daughters -- Judy Spring and husband, Kurt, of Kearney, Mo., Ellen Marie Willard and husband, Perry, of Alton, Mo., Barbara Adams and husband, Chester, of Salina, Kan., Karen Faye Brewer and husband, Doug, of Pocahontas, Ark., Brenda Armstead and husband, John of Thayer, Mo., Darlene Dills of Springfield, Mo. ...
Judith Ann Bell (04/29/05)
Judith Ann Bell, 64, was born Aug. 1, 1940, the daughter of Earl and Etta Harris Brink. She died April 8, 2005, at St. John's Regional Health Center in Springfield, Mo. She was born on a farm near Dow City, Iowa. She received her education at a rural school near Arion and graduated from the Dow City High School with the class of 1958...
William Lee Caruthers (04/29/05)
William Lee Caruthers, 66, of Horseshoe Bend, Ark., died April 17, 2005, at Fulton County Hospital in Salem, Ark.Born Jan. 26, 1939, in Texas City, Texas, he was the son of Ralph Thomas and Reba Frances Cochran Caruthers.He spent his years as a loving son and brother. ...
John Lee White (04/29/05)
John Lee Jefferson White, 86, of Salem, son of Wesley Abraham White and Viola Jane Gabler White, was born May 23, 1918, in Oxford, Ark. He died April 16, 2005, at Fulton County Hospital in Salem, Ark. He married Rosemary Mc-Donald Feb. 28, 1942, at Flint Hill. To this union two children were born. He married Mae Foster Fortner on Oct. 21, 1976...
Jean Hazel Irby (04/29/05)
Jean Hazel Irby, 80, of Salem, Ark., daughter of Richard Waters Trevathan and Vera Short Trevathan, was born July 12, 1924, in Salem, Ark. she died April 22, 2005, at her home. She married Clarence Elmer Irby on March 17, 1945, in Little Rock. She was co-owner of Irby Heating and Air. She was a member of Salem Church of Christ and the Sirosis Club...
Treva Sexton Taylor (04/29/05)
Treva Sexton Taylor, 80, of Salem, Ark., daughter of William Boyce Cochran and Ruby Alice Battle Cochran, was born Sept. 12, 1924 in Byron, Ark. She died April 16, 2005, at Bakersfield Memorial Hospital in Bakersfield, Calif. She married Hayden Sexton in 1946. ...
Mary Ollie Wells (04/29/05)
Mary Ollie Wells, 93, of Salem, Ark., daughter of Benjamin Forrest McCullough and Laura Josephine "Stewart McCullough, was born Nov. 14, 1911, in Morriston, Ark. She died April 17, 2005, at her home. She married Clarence Gilbert Wells Nov. 11, 1929, at Camp, Ark. ...
Mary Ollie Wells (04/29/05)
Mary Ollie Wells, 93, of Salem, Ark., daughter of Benjamin Forrest McCullough and Laura Josephine "Stewart McCullough, was born Nov. 14, 1911, in Morriston, Ark. She died April 17, 2005, at her home. She married Clarence Gilbert Wells Nov. 11, 1929, at Camp, Ark. ...
Treva Sexton Taylor (04/29/05)
Treva Sexton Taylor, 80, of Salem, Ark., daughter of William Boyce Cochran and Ruby Alice Battle Cochran, was born Sept. 12, 1924 in Byron, Ark. She died April 16, 2005, at Bakersfield Memorial Hospital in Bakersfield, Calif. She married Hayden Sexton in 1946. ...
Jean Hazel Irby (04/29/05)
Jean Hazel Irby, 80, of Salem, Ark., daughter of Richard Waters Trevathan and Vera Short Trevathan, was born July 12, 1924, in Salem, Ark. she died April 22, 2005, at her home. She married Clarence Elmer Irby on March 17, 1945, in Little Rock. She was co-owner of Irby Heating and Air. She was a member of Salem Church of Christ and the Sirosis Club...
G.W. Young (04/29/05)
G.W. Young, 77, of Mountain Home, Ark., son of Henry Alvin Brigham Young and Laura Ethel Cantrell Young, was born April 18, 1927, in Elizabeth, Ark. He died April 15, 2005, at Baxter Regional Medical Center in Mountain Home. He married Bea Foster Feb. ...
Lois Marie Janes (04/29/05)
Lois Marie Janes, 69, of Couch, Mo., was born July 12, 1935, and died April 15, 2005, at her home. Survivors include seven daughters -- Judy Spring and husband, Kurt, of Kearney, Mo., Ellen Marie Willard and husband, Perry, of Alton, Mo., Barbara Adams and husband, Chester, of Salina, Kan., Karen Faye Brewer and husband, Doug, of Pocahontas, Ark., Brenda Armstead and husband, John of Thayer, Mo., Darlene Dills of Springfield, Mo. ...
Judith Ann Bell (04/29/05)
Judith Ann Bell, 64, was born Aug. 1, 1940, the daughter of Earl and Etta Harris Brink. She died April 8, 2005, at St. John's Regional Health Center in Springfield, Mo. She was born on a farm near Dow City, Iowa. She received her education at a rural school near Arion and graduated from the Dow City High School with the class of 1958...
Lorena Norris Watters (04/29/05)
Lorena Norris Watters, 89, of Cave City, Ark., died April 21, 2005, at Cave City Nursing Home. Born Dec. 12, 1915, at Williford, Ark., she was the daughter of Jim and Luna Kent Norris. She was a homemaker and member of Little Springs Baptist Church at Poughkeepsie...
Dorothy M. LeMay (04/29/05)
Dorothy M. Kelberger LeMay, 91, of Cherokee Village died April 4, 2005, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. Born June 29, 1914, in Kenosha, Wis., she was the daughter of George and Cora Kelberger. She married Robert J. LeMay Jan. 25, 1940. He preceded her in death Feb. ...
Kathleen Kay Messer (04/29/05)
Kathleen Kay Messer, 62, of Williford, Ark., died April 18, 2005, at her home. Born Oct. 3, 1942, in Mt. Pleasant, Iowa, she was the daughter of Walter J. Hoover and Pearl A. DeWitt Hoover. She married Roger L. Messer Feb. 23, 1963, in Mt. Pleasant Iowa, She moved with her family to Hardy, in 1970. ...
John Lee White (04/29/05)
John Lee Jefferson White, 86, of Salem, son of Wesley Abraham White and Viola Jane Gabler White, was born May 23, 1918, in Oxford, Ark. He died April 16, 2005, at Fulton County Hospital in Salem, Ark. He married Rosemary Mc-Donald Feb. 28, 1942, at Flint Hill. To this union two children were born. He married Mae Foster Fortner on Oct. 21, 1976...
William Lee Caruthers (04/29/05)
William Lee Caruthers, 66, of Horseshoe Bend, Ark., died April 17, 2005, at Fulton County Hospital in Salem, Ark.Born Jan. 26, 1939, in Texas City, Texas, he was the son of Ralph Thomas and Reba Frances Cochran Caruthers.He spent his years as a loving son and brother. ...
Jimmy Hobart Alexander (04/29/05)
Christine Cunningham has announced the birth of her nephew, Jimmy Hobart Alexander, at 12:06 p.m. April 12, 2005, at Baptist Hospital in Little Rock. He weighed 9 pounds, 10 ounces and was 21-1/4 inches long. His parents are Mark Hobart Alexander and Judith Ann Arnold Alexander...
Ashley Mae Davis (04/29/05)
Ashley Mae Davis was born March 12, 2005, at 9:09 a.m. She weighed 7 pounds, 4-1/2 ounces and was 20 1/2 inches long and was welcomed home by her sibling, Mariah Davis, 7. Her parents are Rick and Lisa Davis of Mammoth Spring.Grandparents are Judy Presson of Thayer, Jim Stewart of Buffalo, Mo., and Wanda Davis of Mammoth Spring...
Jimmy Hobart Alexander (04/29/05)
Christine Cunningham has announced the birth of her nephew, Jimmy Hobart Alexander, at 12:06 p.m. April 12, 2005, at Baptist Hospital in Little Rock. He weighed 9 pounds, 10 ounces and was 21-1/4 inches long. His parents are Mark Hobart Alexander and Judith Ann Arnold Alexander...
Ashley Mae Davis (04/29/05)
Ashley Mae Davis was born March 12, 2005, at 9:09 a.m. She weighed 7 pounds, 4-1/2 ounces and was 20 1/2 inches long and was welcomed home by her sibling, Mariah Davis, 7. Her parents are Rick and Lisa Davis of Mammoth Spring.Grandparents are Judy Presson of Thayer, Jim Stewart of Buffalo, Mo., and Wanda Davis of Mammoth Spring...
Welch, Romine exchange vows (04/29/05)
Mr. and Mrs. Ronnie Romine of Sturkie, and Mr. and Mrs. John Welch of Salem have announced the recent marriage of their children, Jesse Lee Romine and Laurie Kathleen Welch. The groom is a 1998 graduate of Salem High School and spent four years in the miliary. The bride is a 2002 graduate of Salem High School...
Welch, Romine exchange vows (04/29/05)
Mr. and Mrs. Ronnie Romine of Sturkie, and Mr. and Mrs. John Welch of Salem have announced the recent marriage of their children, Jesse Lee Romine and Laurie Kathleen Welch. The groom is a 1998 graduate of Salem High School and spent four years in the miliary. The bride is a 2002 graduate of Salem High School...
Wiles, Mullins slate nuptials (04/29/05)
Dennis and Wanda Wiles of Horseshoe Bend have announced the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Jennifer Denise, to Michael James Mullen, son of Stanley and Marsha Mullen of Lowell, Ark. The bride-elect is a graduate of Highland High School and received her bachelor's degree in education from Harding University in Searcy. She is a special education teacher at Lingle Middle School in Rogers, Ark...
Wiles, Mullins slate nuptials (04/29/05)
Dennis and Wanda Wiles of Horseshoe Bend have announced the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Jennifer Denise, to Michael James Mullen, son of Stanley and Marsha Mullen of Lowell, Ark. The bride-elect is a graduate of Highland High School and received her bachelor's degree in education from Harding University in Searcy. She is a special education teacher at Lingle Middle School in Rogers, Ark...