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Stories from Thursday, August 25, 2005

Ramsey resigns from task force (08/25/05)
For the second time in three months the 16th Judicial District Drug Task Force has lost a member due to resignation. Drug Task Force Administrator Danny Ramsey tendered his resignation last week. "He did a fine job," said 16th Judicial District Prosecuting Attorney Don McSpadden. "We're going to miss him."...
Izard police search for Melbourne man (08/25/05)
Law enforcement officials in Izard County are searching for Johnny Ray Wicoff after a warrant was issued for his arrest Aug. 17. Wicoff, 41, has been charged with two felony counts of delivery of a controlled substance. Izard County Sheriff Tate Lawrence said undercover officers bought schedule II pain killers from Wicoff during a controlled drug buy...
Former judge Blackburn dies (08/25/05)
THAYER -- Longtime Thayer resident and businessman Doyle Blackburn died at his home in Thayer Aug. 15 after a long battle with cancer. He was 90 years old. According to his son-in-law, Don Shehorn, Blackburn's early years were consumed with the typical trials of an early Ozark family. ...
1991 Viola murder case reopened (08/25/05)
The case of a 19-year-old Huntsville woman whose skeletal remains were found inside the Gum Springs Cemetery near Viola in 1991 has been reopened, but criminal charges have not been filed. An anonymous source close to the investigation said investigators have compiled enough evidence to press charges against the suspect or suspects responsible for the death Sabrina Lynn Underwood...
Regulators bring wild west flavor to area (08/25/05)
SALEM, Ark. -- Walking into the Flint Hill Range south of Salem is like going back in time to the mid-1800s. This is where a local group of folks, the South Fork River Regulators, congregate. The organization was the idea of Salem resident Butch Blair in 2000. The group has grown in five years from 10 members to 30...
Man faces theft charges (08/25/05)
MAMMOTH SPRING -- A Harrison, Ark., man will be in Mammoth Spring City Court Sept. 14 to answer theft charges. John D. Croslin, 37, is accused of taking a $500 check from an elderly Mammoth Spring resident by deception. Mammoth Spring Police Chief Michael Davis said on Aug. ...
School enforces safety measures (08/25/05)
COUCH -- Classes started at Couch School Aug. 15 and there are several new, noticeable safety measures that have taken place at the school. Superintendent Rolla Fraley said he has been in contact with officials with the Missouri Department of Transportation the past three or four years trying to get the speed limit reduced on Highway 142 near the school. ...
Smith to be charged as adult in murder (08/25/05)
Motion denied. Stephen Smith, the 17-year-old Mammoth Spring teen-ager who has been charged with first degree murder in the May shooting death of 14-year-old Samuel Mullins of Mammoth Spring, will stand trial as an adult. Fulton County Circuit Court Judge Tim Weaver said the case will not be moved into juvenile court as requested by Bradley Sipe, Smith's defense attorney...
No jail time for former teacher (08/25/05)
He's not going to jail. Steven Mitchell, the former Melbourne High School agriculture teacher who was charged with multiple felonies last year after he coerced male students into committing sex acts, was sentenced to five years of probation Aug. 23 by Izard County Circuit Court Judge Tim Weaver...
New organization opens doors in area (08/25/05)
WEST PLAINS -- The South Central Workforce Investment Board is a non-profit organization that administers federal and state funding to deliver workforce development programs in a 12-county area. The office is located at 1105 Independence Drive in West Plains. In July an open house was held at their new office...
New organization opens doors in area (08/25/05)
WEST PLAINS -- The South Central Workforce Investment Board is a non-profit organization that administers federal and state funding to deliver workforce development programs in a 12-county area. The office is located at 1105 Independence Drive in West Plains. In July an open house was held at their new office...
Izard police search for Melbourne man (08/25/05)
Law enforcement officials in Izard County are searching for Johnny Ray Wicoff after a warrant was issued for his arrest Aug. 17. Wicoff, 41, has been charged with two felony counts of delivery of a controlled substance. Izard County Sheriff Tate Lawrence said undercover officers bought schedule II pain killers from Wicoff during a controlled drug buy...
Ramsey resigns from task force (08/25/05)
For the second time in three months the 16th Judicial District Drug Task Force has lost a member due to resignation. Drug Task Force Administrator Danny Ramsey tendered his resignation last week. "He did a fine job," said 16th Judicial District Prosecuting Attorney Don McSpadden. "We're going to miss him."...
Smith to be charged as adult in murder (08/25/05)
Motion denied. Stephen Smith, the 17-year-old Mammoth Spring teen-ager who has been charged with first degree murder in the May shooting death of 14-year-old Samuel Mullins of Mammoth Spring, will stand trial as an adult. Fulton County Circuit Court Judge Tim Weaver said the case will not be moved into juvenile court as requested by Bradley Sipe, Smith's defense attorney...
Former judge Blackburn dies (08/25/05)
THAYER -- Longtime Thayer resident and businessman Doyle Blackburn died at his home in Thayer Aug. 15 after a long battle with cancer. He was 90 years old. According to his son-in-law, Don Shehorn, Blackburn's early years were consumed with the typical trials of an early Ozark family. ...
1991 Viola murder case reopened (08/25/05)
The case of a 19-year-old Huntsville woman whose skeletal remains were found inside the Gum Springs Cemetery near Viola in 1991 has been reopened, but criminal charges have not been filed. An anonymous source close to the investigation said investigators have compiled enough evidence to press charges against the suspect or suspects responsible for the death Sabrina Lynn Underwood...
Regulators bring wild west flavor to area (08/25/05)
SALEM, Ark. -- Walking into the Flint Hill Range south of Salem is like going back in time to the mid-1800s. This is where a local group of folks, the South Fork River Regulators, congregate. The organization was the idea of Salem resident Butch Blair in 2000. The group has grown in five years from 10 members to 30...
School enforces safety measures (08/25/05)
COUCH -- Classes started at Couch School Aug. 15 and there are several new, noticeable safety measures that have taken place at the school. Superintendent Rolla Fraley said he has been in contact with officials with the Missouri Department of Transportation the past three or four years trying to get the speed limit reduced on Highway 142 near the school. ...
Man faces theft charges (08/25/05)
MAMMOTH SPRING -- A Harrison, Ark., man will be in Mammoth Spring City Court Sept. 14 to answer theft charges. John D. Croslin, 37, is accused of taking a $500 check from an elderly Mammoth Spring resident by deception. Mammoth Spring Police Chief Michael Davis said on Aug. ...
No jail time for former teacher (08/25/05)
He's not going to jail. Steven Mitchell, the former Melbourne High School agriculture teacher who was charged with multiple felonies last year after he coerced male students into committing sex acts, was sentenced to five years of probation Aug. 23 by Izard County Circuit Court Judge Tim Weaver...
Perez, Keller marry (08/25/05)
John P. Perez, A1C, 21, of Crystal City, Texas, and Patricia Mary Keller, 18, of Violet Hill announce the exchanging of their vows on Aug. 12. John is currently stationed at USAFB, Jacksonville. Patricia is a graduate of ICC High, the daughter of Charlet Estes of Violet Hill and the late Rick Keller of Fontana, Calif., and works at Helping Hands School in Maumell. The couple will reside in Jacksonville...
Ericson, Blizzard to wed at Fountain Place (08/25/05)
The family of Fountain Place is planning the first wedding to be performed at that facility. Beverly Kersey Ericson, 90, is a resident of Fountain Place. Ralph Blizzard, 99, is a Cherokee Village resident. They will exchange their vows in the main room on Aug. 26 at 4 p.m., with a reception to follow the ceremony. All friends are invited...
Events slated for Hardy (08/25/05)
The 23rd Annual Hardy Antique Show will be held Sept. 10 and 11 in the Old Hardy Gym. Vendors will exhibit antique and vintage wares. The antique show will be open free to the public from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday...
Ericson, Blizzard to wed at Fountain Place (08/25/05)
The family of Fountain Place is planning the first wedding to be performed at that facility. Beverly Kersey Ericson, 90, is a resident of Fountain Place. Ralph Blizzard, 99, is a Cherokee Village resident. They will exchange their vows in the main room on Aug. 26 at 4 p.m., with a reception to follow the ceremony. All friends are invited...
Perez, Keller marry (08/25/05)
John P. Perez, A1C, 21, of Crystal City, Texas, and Patricia Mary Keller, 18, of Violet Hill announce the exchanging of their vows on Aug. 12. John is currently stationed at USAFB, Jacksonville. Patricia is a graduate of ICC High, the daughter of Charlet Estes of Violet Hill and the late Rick Keller of Fontana, Calif., and works at Helping Hands School in Maumell. The couple will reside in Jacksonville...
Events slated for Hardy (08/25/05)
The 23rd Annual Hardy Antique Show will be held Sept. 10 and 11 in the Old Hardy Gym. Vendors will exhibit antique and vintage wares. The antique show will be open free to the public from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday...
Gaskins honored for extra efforts in AGFC duties (08/25/05)
Arkansas Game and Fish Commission wildlife officer Cpl. Brian A. Gaskins of Mammoth Spring has been named the Keep Arkansas Beautiful Game and Fish Litter Law Enforcement Officer of the Year for 2005. Gaskins received a framed certificate of recognition from Keep Arkansas Beautiful at the July 15 Wildlife Officers Association banquet...
Grizzly basketball team to take part in Kids Day America (08/25/05)
Members of the Southwest Missouri State-West Plains (SMS-WP) Grizzly basketball team will once again participate at the Kids Day America celebration Sept. 10 at the West Plains Soccer Fields. Grizzly Head Coach Brian Ostermann said the players will be at the fields, located on south U.S. 63 just past the Air Evac Lifeteam building, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. to visit with area youngsters, sign autographs and man the dunking booth...
Dove expert says hunting outlook good (08/25/05)
"Business as usual" describes prospects for the 2005 dove hunting season, according to the Missouri Department of Conservation's dove expert. Resource Scientist John Schulz says that is good news for hunters. Dove season is the same this year as last year -- Sept. 1 through Nov. 9. The daily limit remains 12, the possession limit 24. Shooting hours are one-half hour before sunrise until sunset...
Gaskins honored for extra efforts in AGFC duties (08/25/05)
Arkansas Game and Fish Commission wildlife officer Cpl. Brian A. Gaskins of Mammoth Spring has been named the Keep Arkansas Beautiful Game and Fish Litter Law Enforcement Officer of the Year for 2005. Gaskins received a framed certificate of recognition from Keep Arkansas Beautiful at the July 15 Wildlife Officers Association banquet...
Dove expert says hunting outlook good (08/25/05)
"Business as usual" describes prospects for the 2005 dove hunting season, according to the Missouri Department of Conservation's dove expert. Resource Scientist John Schulz says that is good news for hunters. Dove season is the same this year as last year -- Sept. 1 through Nov. 9. The daily limit remains 12, the possession limit 24. Shooting hours are one-half hour before sunrise until sunset...
Grizzly basketball team to take part in Kids Day America (08/25/05)
Members of the Southwest Missouri State-West Plains (SMS-WP) Grizzly basketball team will once again participate at the Kids Day America celebration Sept. 10 at the West Plains Soccer Fields. Grizzly Head Coach Brian Ostermann said the players will be at the fields, located on south U.S. 63 just past the Air Evac Lifeteam building, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. to visit with area youngsters, sign autographs and man the dunking booth...
Bobby Joe Tate (08/25/05)
Bobby Joe Tate, son of the late Stanley Joseph Tate and Ova McCollum Tate, was born Dec. 10, 1943, in Franklin. He died Aug. 19, 2005, in Batesville at the age of 61 years. Tate was united in marriage to Lois Vaughn on March 28, 1962, in Violet Hill. ...
Hilda Madeline Roush (08/25/05)
Hilda Madeline Villneff Rouse, daughter of the late George Villneff and Hilda D. Andrews Villneff, was born May 27, 1927, in Detroit, Mich. She died Aug. 9, 2005, in Calico Rock at the age of 78 years. Madeline was united in marriage to Russell Robert Roush on Feb. 23, 1952. She spent her life as a wife, mother, grandmother and homemaker. She was a member of the Trimble Campground Cumberland Presbyterian Church...
Eva Powell (08/25/05)
Eva Gretchen Powell, 90 of Thayer died Aug. 14, 2005 in Milton, Fla. She was born the daughter of the late William Jacob Warren and Dora Young Warren on Oct. 30, 1914 in Coeta, Okla. She was united in marriage March 12, 1940, in Yuma, Az., to John Kelsoe Powell II, who preceded her in death July 30,1984...
Doyle Blackburn (08/25/05)
Doyle Blackburn was born Jan. 18, 1915, in Fulton County, Ark. His parents were William Alonzo and Laura Powell Blackburn. He passed away at his home in Thayer, Aug. 15, 2005. He was preceded in death by his parents; stepmother Annie Blackburn; first wife Oneida Blackburn; son-in-law, Bobby Ray Pender; sister, Dorotha Blackburn; brothers, Lloyd and Cletus Blackburn; stepsister and family, Lola and Lloyd Benton and their son, Jimmy Benton; in -laws, Lee and Lelia Reynolds and Lorine and Arthur Wells; and their infant son, Bennie Lee; and Mary Jane Goans.. ...
Millard Lloyd Taylor (08/25/05)
Funeral services for Millard Lloyd Taylor, 87, of Mammoth Spring, were held Aug. 19 at Carter Funeral Home Chapel in Thayer with Rev. Wayne Hurst officiating under the direction of Carter Funeral Home. He was born the son of the late John Taylor and Lottie Stinnett Taylor on Nov. 16, 1917, in Mammoth Spring and departed this life Aug. 14, 2005, in Salem, Ark. at the age of 87 years...
Joyce Rice (08/25/05)
Funeral services for Joyce VeNette Rice, 79, of Mammoth Spring were held Aug. 18 at Carter Funeral Home Chapel in Thayer with Bro. Lee Hollis officiating. She was born the daughter of the late T.R. Snyder and Charlotte Louise Pierce Snyder on Sept. 12, 1925, in Scott City, Kan. and died Aug. 14, 2005, in West Plains, Mo...
Tony Ray Robbins (08/25/05)
Tony Ray Robbins, of Pineville, son of Lanetta Ruth Stephens Taylor and the late Duell Robbins, was born July 14, 1958, in Salem. He died Aug. 16, 2005, in Mountain Home Ark., at the age of 47 years. He leaves to morn his passing, his girlfriend, Brenda Bedwell of Pineville, Ark., one son, Duell Robbins and wife Sarah of Conway, Ark., one daughter, Amanda Bryant and husband Peter of West Plains. ...
Frances Ann Alford (08/25/05)
Francis "Fran" Ann Alford, 58, of Centrailia, Mo., formerly of Thayer was born June 9, 1947, in Jonesboro, Ark. and died Aug. 10, 2005 in Centrailia, Mo. She was the daughter of Vernon Cecil Finley Sr. and Helen Virginia McCabe Williams. She was a dispatcher and court clerk for the Police Department for the city of Centrailia and was a member of the Missouri State Court Clerk Association. She was a member of the Baptist Church in Mammoth Spring...
William Lyon Whitaker (08/25/05)
William Lyon Whitaker of Salem, son of the late Louis Henry Whitaker and Georgia Francis (Frankie) Workman Whitaker, was born March 16, 1925, in Viola, Ark. He died Aug. 17, 2005, at Baxter Regional Medical Center in Mountain Home at the age of 80. He was united in marriage to Betty K. ...
David Harold Lembach (08/25/05)
David Harold Lembach, 77, of Hardy formerly of St. Louis, Mo. died Aug. 11, 2005 at the Fulton County Hospital in Salem. He was born Oct. 16, 1927, in St Louis. He worked as a food inspector for the State Health Department of St Louis for 20 years. He was also in the Marines, having served during the Korean War...
Patsy Douglas (08/25/05)
Patsy Douglas, 62, of Jefferson City, Mo. died June 13, 2005 at St. Marys Health Center. Douglas was born Oct. 4, 1942 in Martinez, Calif. She was a 1960 graduate of Alton High School and was a meat wrapper at Schulte's Fresh Foods for 30 years, She was a hard worker who enjoyed reading and yard work and was generous to all...
Ida May Redburn (08/25/05)
Ida May Redburn, 89, of Alton, Mo. was born May 14, 1916, in Shannon County, Mo. and died Aug. 10, 2005, at Parkland Care Center in Wentzville, Mo. Survivors include one daughter, Anna Sullivan of St. Peters, Mo.; one granddaughter, Robin and husband, Jeffery; four great-grandchildren, Tim and his fiancee, Megan, Sarah Diana, Bruce Eugene and Jeffrey Aaron, three step-great-grandchildren, Dillon, Christian and Kayla and numerous other relatives and friends...
William Sam Curry (08/25/05)
Funeral services for William "Bill" Sam Curry, 81, of Hardy with held Aug. 17 at Carter Funeral Home Chapel in Thayer with Rev. Floyd Rikard and Rev. Don Tabor officiating. He was born the son of the late William McKinley Curry and Allie Collins Curry Ivey on May 11, 1924 in Sharp County, near Wirth, and died Aug. 14, 2005, in Hardy...
Junior B. Sisco (08/25/05)
Junior B. Sisco, age 79 of Alton was born March 26, 1926, in Oregon County and died Aug. 15, 2005, at Ozarks Medical Center. Survivors include his wife May Mounger-Sisco; three daughters Maria Bryant, Kathy Doss and Dorothy Dawson; six sons, Butch, Kenny, Dorlas, Rick, Rob and Jimmy Sisco; one stepson Lester Rackley; 22 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and numerous other relatives and friends...
Constance I. (Connie) Mask (08/25/05)
Constance I. (Connie) Mask of Viola, daughter of the late Joseph Andrew and Agnes Marie (Krynick) Rolewicz, was born March 21, 1931, in Wilkes-Barre, Pa. She died Aug. 16, 2005, in Salem at the age of 74 years. Connie was united in marriage to Edward William Mask July 8, 1946, at Salem and to this union seven children were born. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and a nurse. She was of the Baptist faith...
Anna May Crass (08/25/05)
Anna May Crass, 73, of West Plains, Mo., was born Sept. 22, 1931, and died Aug. 7, 2005 at her home. Survivors include: two daughters, Terry Harper and husband Tracy of Pomona, Mo., Pamela Kennicott of West Plains, Mo.; one son, Jerry Crass and wife, Reta of West Plains; one brother, James Herman Strain of Florrisant, Mo.; six grandchldren, six great-grandchildren and numerous other relatives and friends...
Eva Powell (08/25/05)
Eva Gretchen Powell, 90 of Thayer died Aug. 14, 2005 in Milton, Fla. She was born the daughter of the late William Jacob Warren and Dora Young Warren on Oct. 30, 1914 in Coeta, Okla. She was united in marriage March 12, 1940, in Yuma, Az., to John Kelsoe Powell II, who preceded her in death July 30,1984...
Anna May Crass (08/25/05)
Anna May Crass, 73, of West Plains, Mo., was born Sept. 22, 1931, and died Aug. 7, 2005 at her home. Survivors include: two daughters, Terry Harper and husband Tracy of Pomona, Mo., Pamela Kennicott of West Plains, Mo.; one son, Jerry Crass and wife, Reta of West Plains; one brother, James Herman Strain of Florrisant, Mo.; six grandchldren, six great-grandchildren and numerous other relatives and friends...
William Sam Curry (08/25/05)
Funeral services for William "Bill" Sam Curry, 81, of Hardy with held Aug. 17 at Carter Funeral Home Chapel in Thayer with Rev. Floyd Rikard and Rev. Don Tabor officiating. He was born the son of the late William McKinley Curry and Allie Collins Curry Ivey on May 11, 1924 in Sharp County, near Wirth, and died Aug. 14, 2005, in Hardy...
Ida May Redburn (08/25/05)
Ida May Redburn, 89, of Alton, Mo. was born May 14, 1916, in Shannon County, Mo. and died Aug. 10, 2005, at Parkland Care Center in Wentzville, Mo. Survivors include one daughter, Anna Sullivan of St. Peters, Mo.; one granddaughter, Robin and husband, Jeffery; four great-grandchildren, Tim and his fiancee, Megan, Sarah Diana, Bruce Eugene and Jeffrey Aaron, three step-great-grandchildren, Dillon, Christian and Kayla and numerous other relatives and friends...
Constance I. (Connie) Mask (08/25/05)
Constance I. (Connie) Mask of Viola, daughter of the late Joseph Andrew and Agnes Marie (Krynick) Rolewicz, was born March 21, 1931, in Wilkes-Barre, Pa. She died Aug. 16, 2005, in Salem at the age of 74 years. Connie was united in marriage to Edward William Mask July 8, 1946, at Salem and to this union seven children were born. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and a nurse. She was of the Baptist faith...
Joyce Rice (08/25/05)
Funeral services for Joyce VeNette Rice, 79, of Mammoth Spring were held Aug. 18 at Carter Funeral Home Chapel in Thayer with Bro. Lee Hollis officiating. She was born the daughter of the late T.R. Snyder and Charlotte Louise Pierce Snyder on Sept. 12, 1925, in Scott City, Kan. and died Aug. 14, 2005, in West Plains, Mo...
Tony Ray Robbins (08/25/05)
Tony Ray Robbins, of Pineville, son of Lanetta Ruth Stephens Taylor and the late Duell Robbins, was born July 14, 1958, in Salem. He died Aug. 16, 2005, in Mountain Home Ark., at the age of 47 years. He leaves to morn his passing, his girlfriend, Brenda Bedwell of Pineville, Ark., one son, Duell Robbins and wife Sarah of Conway, Ark., one daughter, Amanda Bryant and husband Peter of West Plains. ...
Frances Ann Alford (08/25/05)
Francis "Fran" Ann Alford, 58, of Centrailia, Mo., formerly of Thayer was born June 9, 1947, in Jonesboro, Ark. and died Aug. 10, 2005 in Centrailia, Mo. She was the daughter of Vernon Cecil Finley Sr. and Helen Virginia McCabe Williams. She was a dispatcher and court clerk for the Police Department for the city of Centrailia and was a member of the Missouri State Court Clerk Association. She was a member of the Baptist Church in Mammoth Spring...
William Lyon Whitaker (08/25/05)
William Lyon Whitaker of Salem, son of the late Louis Henry Whitaker and Georgia Francis (Frankie) Workman Whitaker, was born March 16, 1925, in Viola, Ark. He died Aug. 17, 2005, at Baxter Regional Medical Center in Mountain Home at the age of 80. He was united in marriage to Betty K. ...
David Harold Lembach (08/25/05)
David Harold Lembach, 77, of Hardy formerly of St. Louis, Mo. died Aug. 11, 2005 at the Fulton County Hospital in Salem. He was born Oct. 16, 1927, in St Louis. He worked as a food inspector for the State Health Department of St Louis for 20 years. He was also in the Marines, having served during the Korean War...
Patsy Douglas (08/25/05)
Patsy Douglas, 62, of Jefferson City, Mo. died June 13, 2005 at St. Marys Health Center. Douglas was born Oct. 4, 1942 in Martinez, Calif. She was a 1960 graduate of Alton High School and was a meat wrapper at Schulte's Fresh Foods for 30 years, She was a hard worker who enjoyed reading and yard work and was generous to all...
Junior B. Sisco (08/25/05)
Junior B. Sisco, age 79 of Alton was born March 26, 1926, in Oregon County and died Aug. 15, 2005, at Ozarks Medical Center. Survivors include his wife May Mounger-Sisco; three daughters Maria Bryant, Kathy Doss and Dorothy Dawson; six sons, Butch, Kenny, Dorlas, Rick, Rob and Jimmy Sisco; one stepson Lester Rackley; 22 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and numerous other relatives and friends...
Millard Lloyd Taylor (08/25/05)
Funeral services for Millard Lloyd Taylor, 87, of Mammoth Spring, were held Aug. 19 at Carter Funeral Home Chapel in Thayer with Rev. Wayne Hurst officiating under the direction of Carter Funeral Home. He was born the son of the late John Taylor and Lottie Stinnett Taylor on Nov. 16, 1917, in Mammoth Spring and departed this life Aug. 14, 2005, in Salem, Ark. at the age of 87 years...
Doyle Blackburn (08/25/05)
Doyle Blackburn was born Jan. 18, 1915, in Fulton County, Ark. His parents were William Alonzo and Laura Powell Blackburn. He passed away at his home in Thayer, Aug. 15, 2005. He was preceded in death by his parents; stepmother Annie Blackburn; first wife Oneida Blackburn; son-in-law, Bobby Ray Pender; sister, Dorotha Blackburn; brothers, Lloyd and Cletus Blackburn; stepsister and family, Lola and Lloyd Benton and their son, Jimmy Benton; in -laws, Lee and Lelia Reynolds and Lorine and Arthur Wells; and their infant son, Bennie Lee; and Mary Jane Goans.. ...
Hilda Madeline Roush (08/25/05)
Hilda Madeline Villneff Rouse, daughter of the late George Villneff and Hilda D. Andrews Villneff, was born May 27, 1927, in Detroit, Mich. She died Aug. 9, 2005, in Calico Rock at the age of 78 years. Madeline was united in marriage to Russell Robert Roush on Feb. 23, 1952. She spent her life as a wife, mother, grandmother and homemaker. She was a member of the Trimble Campground Cumberland Presbyterian Church...
Bobby Joe Tate (08/25/05)
Bobby Joe Tate, son of the late Stanley Joseph Tate and Ova McCollum Tate, was born Dec. 10, 1943, in Franklin. He died Aug. 19, 2005, in Batesville at the age of 61 years. Tate was united in marriage to Lois Vaughn on March 28, 1962, in Violet Hill. ...
Brenden T. Weyland (08/25/05)
David Weyland and April Agers of Alton are the parents of a baby boy, Brenden T. He was born Aug. 12 at 6:34 p.m. He weighed 6 pounds, 13 1/2 ounces, and was 19 inches long. His sibling is Alivia, 2. Grandparents are John T. Roberts and Tami Lawrence of Granite City, Ill.; Elizabeth Reeves and Rick Morris; Lila Ann Weyland and Phil Bettis, all of Alton...
Cooper Maddox Hale (08/25/05)
Zoey and Riley Hale announce the birth of their baby brother, Cooper Maddox Hale. Cooper was born July 13, 2005, at 11:16 a.m. at St. Bernard's Health Center in Jonesboro. He weighed 8 pounds and was 21 inches long. Proud parents are Chris and Rusty Hale of Ravenden Springs...
Noah Ethan Wade Hardester (08/25/05)
Mark and Tammy Hardester of West Plains are the parents of a baby boy, Noah Ethan Wade. He was born Aug. 13 at 5 p.m. He weighed 7 pounds, 12 ounces, and was 21 inches long. Grandparents are Mac and Tina Bates, Danny and Joellen Hardester, all of Alton, Ill., and Lisa Reeves of Alton...
Cooper Maddox Hale (08/25/05)
Zoey and Riley Hale announce the birth of their baby brother, Cooper Maddox Hale. Cooper was born July 13, 2005, at 11:16 a.m. at St. Bernard's Health Center in Jonesboro. He weighed 8 pounds and was 21 inches long. Proud parents are Chris and Rusty Hale of Ravenden Springs...
Noah Ethan Wade Hardester (08/25/05)
Mark and Tammy Hardester of West Plains are the parents of a baby boy, Noah Ethan Wade. He was born Aug. 13 at 5 p.m. He weighed 7 pounds, 12 ounces, and was 21 inches long. Grandparents are Mac and Tina Bates, Danny and Joellen Hardester, all of Alton, Ill., and Lisa Reeves of Alton...
Brenden T. Weyland (08/25/05)
David Weyland and April Agers of Alton are the parents of a baby boy, Brenden T. He was born Aug. 12 at 6:34 p.m. He weighed 6 pounds, 13 1/2 ounces, and was 19 inches long. His sibling is Alivia, 2. Grandparents are John T. Roberts and Tami Lawrence of Granite City, Ill.; Elizabeth Reeves and Rick Morris; Lila Ann Weyland and Phil Bettis, all of Alton...
Lemon, Schweiger to unite in matrimony (08/25/05)
Erin Payne Schweiger of West Plains and Todd Lemon of Salem were united in marriage Aug. 15. The bride is the daughter of Rhonda Payne of West Plains and Carl Payne of Cameron, Mo. She is the granddaughter of Lloyd and Martha Stroud of Heart. The groom is the son of Tom and Cathy Lemon of Salem. Peggy Palmer and Laura Blair are his grandmothers...
Lemon, Schweiger to unite in matrimony (08/25/05)
Erin Payne Schweiger of West Plains and Todd Lemon of Salem were united in marriage Aug. 15. The bride is the daughter of Rhonda Payne of West Plains and Carl Payne of Cameron, Mo. She is the granddaughter of Lloyd and Martha Stroud of Heart. The groom is the son of Tom and Cathy Lemon of Salem. Peggy Palmer and Laura Blair are his grandmothers...
Moore, Holland to wed (08/25/05)
John Moore and Louise Holland will exchange wedding vows Sept. 3 at 2 p.m. at First Baptist Church at Hardy with Dr. Larry Kindrich performing the ceremony. The reception will follow in the fellowship hall at the church. Family and friends are invited...
Prentice, Williams to marry (08/25/05)
Merle and Clara Williams of Thayer announce the engagement of their daughter Dawn, to Daniel Prentice, son of Kathy and Dave Albert of Thayer. Dawn graduated from SMSU with a master's degree in social work and Daniel owns a trim carpentry business with the bride's brother. The wedding is planned for Sept. 17 in Thayer. The couple currently resides in Michigan...
Anderson, Graber to wed (08/25/05)
Mr. and Mrs. Darwin Anderson of Salem announce the engagement of their daughter, Deborah Faith, to Craig Steven Graber of Jackson, Wyo. An outdoor wedding at Granite Hot Springs is planned for Sept. 17. For more information see their Web site: www.theknot.com/ourwedding/CraigGraber&DeborahAnderson...
Anderson, Graber to wed (08/25/05)
Mr. and Mrs. Darwin Anderson of Salem announce the engagement of their daughter, Deborah Faith, to Craig Steven Graber of Jackson, Wyo. An outdoor wedding at Granite Hot Springs is planned for Sept. 17. For more information see their Web site: www.theknot.com/ourwedding/CraigGraber&DeborahAnderson...
Prentice, Williams to marry (08/25/05)
Merle and Clara Williams of Thayer announce the engagement of their daughter Dawn, to Daniel Prentice, son of Kathy and Dave Albert of Thayer. Dawn graduated from SMSU with a master's degree in social work and Daniel owns a trim carpentry business with the bride's brother. The wedding is planned for Sept. 17 in Thayer. The couple currently resides in Michigan...
Moore, Holland to wed (08/25/05)
John Moore and Louise Holland will exchange wedding vows Sept. 3 at 2 p.m. at First Baptist Church at Hardy with Dr. Larry Kindrich performing the ceremony. The reception will follow in the fellowship hall at the church. Family and friends are invited...
Ramseys to celebrate golden anniversary (08/25/05)
The golden anniversary celebration of William A. Dub and Ina Jennings Ramsey will be held Sept. 3, at Ozarka College in Melbourne from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. with lunch served at noon. The couple were married Sept. 3 1955, in Harrison in the home of her late aunt and uncle, Joe E. and Lela Exum Arnold. The late Rev. Hugh Cooper officiated at the ceremony...
Ramseys to celebrate golden anniversary (08/25/05)
The golden anniversary celebration of William A. Dub and Ina Jennings Ramsey will be held Sept. 3, at Ozarka College in Melbourne from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. with lunch served at noon. The couple were married Sept. 3 1955, in Harrison in the home of her late aunt and uncle, Joe E. and Lela Exum Arnold. The late Rev. Hugh Cooper officiated at the ceremony...
Top that On second thought, don't (08/25/05)
In the grand scheme of things this is not a big issue. That's why we haven't written about it before. But maybe addressing it now will prevent it from getting worse. The issue is tree trimming, especially in the south part of Sharp County. The problem is not that the trees are trimmed -- that's a good thing. It's how they're trimmed...
Boldly Going Nowhere (08/25/05)
According to The Name Book, by Pierre Le Rouzic, a person's character is defined by his or her given first name. The book contains over 9,000 names and places each of them into one of 79 distinct personality types. The name Bill can be found in category 76, the Lone Soldier. ...
Top that On second thought, don't (08/25/05)
In the grand scheme of things this is not a big issue. That's why we haven't written about it before. But maybe addressing it now will prevent it from getting worse. The issue is tree trimming, especially in the south part of Sharp County. The problem is not that the trees are trimmed -- that's a good thing. It's how they're trimmed...
Boldly Going Nowhere (08/25/05)
According to The Name Book, by Pierre Le Rouzic, a person's character is defined by his or her given first name. The book contains over 9,000 names and places each of them into one of 79 distinct personality types. The name Bill can be found in category 76, the Lone Soldier. ...