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Stories from Thursday, September 1, 2005

Man sentenced to year in prison for drunk driving (09/01/05)
Drinking and driving will force a Fulton County man to spend a year of his life in prison. David Allen Mayhan, 54, pleaded no contest to his fourth DWI offense Aug. 22 in Fulton County District Court. District Court Judge Tim Weaver sentenced Mayhan to six years in state prison, five suspended. Mayhan will also have to pay a $1,500 fine...
Focus families sought (09/01/05)
ALTON -- The Region Eight Disability Council of the Ozarks is seeking Oregon County families to take part in a focus group Sept. 8 from 6 to 8 p.m. in the conference room at the Oregon County Courthouse. "If you are a parent of a child with a developmental disability or an adult with a developmental disability, we need you at this meeting," said Carol Childress who is in charge of the meeting. ...
Ash Flat residents must show numbers (09/01/05)
Residents of Ash Flat will soon be required to display house numbers. The city council unanimously accepted the first reading of an ordinance that, once accepted, will require residents to display "clearly visible assigned numbers on residential, commercial and industrial structures."...
Mammoth Spring preschool fills up (09/01/05)
Mammoth Spring Superintendent of Schools Ron Taylor said he is pleased with the acceptance of the new preschool program that started at the school this year. "We had 20 slots to fill and we did that," the superintendent said. Taylor said last week he was at a budget meeting in Little Rock and spoke with Paul Lazenly of the Arkansas Division of Child Care and Early Childhood Development Education. ...
Bike-A-Thon to be held (09/01/05)
THAYER -- The Thayer Wheels for Life Bike-A-Thon will be held Sept 10 at 9 a.m. at the Thayer football field. The coordinator for this year's event will be Sissy Magnuson. "The increase in the overall survival rate of children with cancer from 30 percent to 70 percent has been made possible through research. ...
Man arrested with $70K in meth (09/01/05)
After two days of searching in woods and sorting through tips, a Hardy man who was found to have more than $70,000 of ice methamphetamine in his car was arrested at a Fulton County motel with even more drugs Aug. 24. Brian Duane Shackelford, 34, is charged with possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver and felony fleeing...
14-year-old Fulton murder case reopened (09/01/05)
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 of Sabrina Lynn Underwood...
Solemn Old Judge Day Saturday (09/01/05)
MAMMOTH SPRING -- The Mammoth Spring Chamber of Commerce will hold the 18th annual Solemn Old Judge Day Sept. 3. Events will include music on Main Street during the day. Any area musician is welcome to play anywhere in town that day. A car show will be held at Mammoth Spring State Park, and shootouts will be held on Main Street by the South Fork River Regulators. ...
Literacy, math: Salem students' strengths¸ (09/01/05)
Salem High School continued its trend of solid academic performances by its students last year. Salem High School Principal Wayne Guiltner said 76 percent of Salem High School students scored at proficient or higher level in algebra during the 2004-2005 school year...
Specialist speaks on drought (09/01/05)
OREGON COUNTY -- Drought conditions in Oregon County have prompted University of Missouri Extension ag business specialist Stacy Hambelton to give some pointers that may be helpful to forage and livestock producers in the county. He said in a recent interview that hay yield in the area is 1/2 of normal or less...
Special election to be held (09/01/05)
A special election that would allow the county to issue bonds for improvements to the Fulton County Hospital will begin this week. Fulton County Clerk Vicki Bishop said early voting for the special election will continue through Sept. 12 and the election will be held Sept. 13...
Locals to help Katrina's victims (09/01/05)
Howell-Oregon Electric Cooperatives announced on Aug. 29 that four trucks and eight crewmen are going to Bay St. Louis, Miss., to assist in the emergency restoration of power in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. Bay St. Louis is about 56 miles east of New Orleans...
DWI drives man to a year in prison (09/01/05)
Drinking and driving will force a Fulton County man to spend a year of his life in prison. David Allen Mayhan, 54, pleaded no contest to his fourth DWI offense Aug. 22 in Fulton County District Court. District Court Judge Tim Weaver sentenced Mayhan to six years in state prison, five suspended. Mayhan will also have to pay a $1,500 fine...
Preschool program deemed success (09/01/05)
PRESCHOOL FUN: Preschool students Kristina Baldridge and Claryse Sherpinski share some fun the second week of classes at the school. The 20 slots that needed to be filled in the Mammoth Spring Elementary School Preschool Program were easily filled. MAMMOTH SPRING -- Mammoth Spring Superintendent of Schools Ron Taylor said he is pleased with the acceptance of the new preschool program that started at the school this year...
DONATION: (09/01/05)
Phil Wood of the Bank of Thayer presents Fun and Friends Senior Citizen Director Shiela Smith with a donation from the bank to go toward the Sept. 10 Miles for Meals Walk-A-Thon. The event is held every year to help raise funds for the home delivered meals program at the center...
Playground receives boost from Salem (09/01/05)
In heaven Jack Prine is smiling. The Salem City Council voted unanimously Aug. 25 to give Salem's Park Pride Committee approximately $2,600 to buy playground equipment for the Salem City Park. Annette Henley, a member of the Park Pride Committee, said the money will be added to the $5,130 raised for the Jack Prine Memorial Fund...
NEW EMPLOYEES: (09/01/05)
NEW EMPLOYEES: New employees and their positions this year at Couch School are, back row, from left: Melissa Rogers, elementary school aide; Tammy Ennis, elementary school aide; Bonita Busch, cook; front row: Jill Honeycutt, science teacher; Kasey King, junior high teacher. Not pictured are Kathy Buckner, custodian, and Steve Dexter, bus driver...
Distance learning closes distances (09/01/05)
Learning from a far: Lynn Worsham (left) and Nick Bartz listen as Ozarka College history teacher Wally Pitman lectures about world civilizations from the Ozarka campus Aug. 26. Worsham and Bartz received the lecture inside Salem High School's Distance Learning Lab. Photo/Jared...
Out of class (09/01/05)
SIGN WORK: Mammoth Spring agri instructor Denny Young and students from his class, Nathan Cox, Scott Smith and Brent Cherry, joined high school principal Brian Davis in sprucing up the area around the new school sign in downtown Mammoth Spring last week in preparation for Solemn Old Judge Day...
One this big ... (09/01/05)
Fishing without a pole: Six-month-old Connor Cadenbach of Viola reaches for an inflated clown fish at the Fulton County Fair Aug. 11. The Fulton County Fair special section will appear next week in The News. Photo/Jared
DISTANCE LEARNING: (09/01/05)
DISTANCE LEARNING: Mammoth Spring School employees Jerry Hardin and Neal Rogers help employees of Medlock Truss Company raise the trusses on the new distance learning lab at the school recently.
Koshkonong vandals caught (09/01/05)
KOSHKONONG -- Three Koshkonong students, all juveniles, have confessed to the vandalism and thefts that occurred at Koshkonong School Aug. 15, according to authorities. The three boys are in a juvenile detention center in Mountain Grove. Items stolen from the school were valued at about $100 and included three basketballs, some baseballs, a bat and miscellaneous items...
Focus families sought (09/01/05)
ALTON -- The Region Eight Disability Council of the Ozarks is seeking Oregon County families to take part in a focus group Sept. 8 from 6 to 8 p.m. in the conference room at the Oregon County Courthouse. "If you are a parent of a child with a developmental disability or an adult with a developmental disability, we need you at this meeting," said Carol Childress who is in charge of the meeting. ...
14-year-old Fulton murder case reopened (09/01/05)
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 of Sabrina Lynn Underwood...
Man arrested with $70K in meth (09/01/05)
After two days of searching in woods and sorting through tips, a Hardy man who was found to have more than $70,000 of ice methamphetamine in his car was arrested at a Fulton County motel with even more drugs Aug. 24. Brian Duane Shackelford, 34, is charged with possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver and felony fleeing...
Bike-A-Thon to be held (09/01/05)
THAYER -- The Thayer Wheels for Life Bike-A-Thon will be held Sept 10 at 9 a.m. at the Thayer football field. The coordinator for this year's event will be Sissy Magnuson. "The increase in the overall survival rate of children with cancer from 30 percent to 70 percent has been made possible through research. ...
Mammoth Spring preschool fills up (09/01/05)
Mammoth Spring Superintendent of Schools Ron Taylor said he is pleased with the acceptance of the new preschool program that started at the school this year. "We had 20 slots to fill and we did that," the superintendent said. Taylor said last week he was at a budget meeting in Little Rock and spoke with Paul Lazenly of the Arkansas Division of Child Care and Early Childhood Development Education. ...
Man sentenced to year in prison for drunk driving (09/01/05)
Drinking and driving will force a Fulton County man to spend a year of his life in prison. David Allen Mayhan, 54, pleaded no contest to his fourth DWI offense Aug. 22 in Fulton County District Court. District Court Judge Tim Weaver sentenced Mayhan to six years in state prison, five suspended. Mayhan will also have to pay a $1,500 fine...
NEW EMPLOYEES: (09/01/05)
NEW EMPLOYEES: New employees and their positions this year at Couch School are, back row, from left: Melissa Rogers, elementary school aide; Tammy Ennis, elementary school aide; Bonita Busch, cook; front row: Jill Honeycutt, science teacher; Kasey King, junior high teacher. Not pictured are Kathy Buckner, custodian, and Steve Dexter, bus driver...
Koshkonong vandals caught (09/01/05)
KOSHKONONG -- Three Koshkonong students, all juveniles, have confessed to the vandalism and thefts that occurred at Koshkonong School Aug. 15, according to authorities. The three boys are in a juvenile detention center in Mountain Grove. Items stolen from the school were valued at about $100 and included three basketballs, some baseballs, a bat and miscellaneous items...
Playground receives boost from Salem (09/01/05)
In heaven Jack Prine is smiling. The Salem City Council voted unanimously Aug. 25 to give Salem's Park Pride Committee approximately $2,600 to buy playground equipment for the Salem City Park. Annette Henley, a member of the Park Pride Committee, said the money will be added to the $5,130 raised for the Jack Prine Memorial Fund...
Solemn Old Judge Day Saturday (09/01/05)
MAMMOTH SPRING -- The Mammoth Spring Chamber of Commerce will hold the 18th annual Solemn Old Judge Day Sept. 3. Events will include music on Main Street during the day. Any area musician is welcome to play anywhere in town that day. A car show will be held at Mammoth Spring State Park, and shootouts will be held on Main Street by the South Fork River Regulators. ...
Literacy, math: Salem students' strengths¸ (09/01/05)
Salem High School continued its trend of solid academic performances by its students last year. Salem High School Principal Wayne Guiltner said 76 percent of Salem High School students scored at proficient or higher level in algebra during the 2004-2005 school year...
Specialist speaks on drought (09/01/05)
OREGON COUNTY -- Drought conditions in Oregon County have prompted University of Missouri Extension ag business specialist Stacy Hambelton to give some pointers that may be helpful to forage and livestock producers in the county. He said in a recent interview that hay yield in the area is 1/2 of normal or less...
Special election to be held (09/01/05)
A special election that would allow the county to issue bonds for improvements to the Fulton County Hospital will begin this week. Fulton County Clerk Vicki Bishop said early voting for the special election will continue through Sept. 12 and the election will be held Sept. 13...
Locals to help Katrina's victims (09/01/05)
Howell-Oregon Electric Cooperatives announced on Aug. 29 that four trucks and eight crewmen are going to Bay St. Louis, Miss., to assist in the emergency restoration of power in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. Bay St. Louis is about 56 miles east of New Orleans...
DWI drives man to a year in prison (09/01/05)
Drinking and driving will force a Fulton County man to spend a year of his life in prison. David Allen Mayhan, 54, pleaded no contest to his fourth DWI offense Aug. 22 in Fulton County District Court. District Court Judge Tim Weaver sentenced Mayhan to six years in state prison, five suspended. Mayhan will also have to pay a $1,500 fine...
Preschool program deemed success (09/01/05)
PRESCHOOL FUN: Preschool students Kristina Baldridge and Claryse Sherpinski share some fun the second week of classes at the school. The 20 slots that needed to be filled in the Mammoth Spring Elementary School Preschool Program were easily filled. MAMMOTH SPRING -- Mammoth Spring Superintendent of Schools Ron Taylor said he is pleased with the acceptance of the new preschool program that started at the school this year...
Distance learning closes distances (09/01/05)
Learning from a far: Lynn Worsham (left) and Nick Bartz listen as Ozarka College history teacher Wally Pitman lectures about world civilizations from the Ozarka campus Aug. 26. Worsham and Bartz received the lecture inside Salem High School's Distance Learning Lab. Photo/Jared...
Ash Flat residents must show numbers (09/01/05)
Residents of Ash Flat will soon be required to display house numbers. The city council unanimously accepted the first reading of an ordinance that, once accepted, will require residents to display "clearly visible assigned numbers on residential, commercial and industrial structures."...
Out of class (09/01/05)
SIGN WORK: Mammoth Spring agri instructor Denny Young and students from his class, Nathan Cox, Scott Smith and Brent Cherry, joined high school principal Brian Davis in sprucing up the area around the new school sign in downtown Mammoth Spring last week in preparation for Solemn Old Judge Day...
One this big ... (09/01/05)
Fishing without a pole: Six-month-old Connor Cadenbach of Viola reaches for an inflated clown fish at the Fulton County Fair Aug. 11. The Fulton County Fair special section will appear next week in The News. Photo/Jared
DISTANCE LEARNING: (09/01/05)
DISTANCE LEARNING: Mammoth Spring School employees Jerry Hardin and Neal Rogers help employees of Medlock Truss Company raise the trusses on the new distance learning lab at the school recently.
DONATION: (09/01/05)
Phil Wood of the Bank of Thayer presents Fun and Friends Senior Citizen Director Shiela Smith with a donation from the bank to go toward the Sept. 10 Miles for Meals Walk-A-Thon. The event is held every year to help raise funds for the home delivered meals program at the center...
Cochran twins receive degrees (09/01/05)
Kolette and Kandie Cochran recently graduated from Arkansas State University in Jonesboro, Kolette with a BA in sociology, Kandie with a BA in business finance, cum laude. They are the twin daughters of Kathy Cochran and James Cochran, the granddaughters of Max Ray and Corean Shrable of Gepp, also Barbara Hubbell and Sam Cochran of Salem...
Antique show approaching (09/01/05)
Antique dealers from across Arkansas and surrounding states will converge on Hardy on Sept. 10 and Sept. 11 for the 23rd annual Old Hardy Town Antique Show & Sale. Dealers will be displaying their finest collectibles, rarities and fine antique items and furniture in the Old Hardy Gym. The show will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sept. 10, and 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Sept. 11...
Cochran twins receive degrees (09/01/05)
Kolette and Kandie Cochran recently graduated from Arkansas State University in Jonesboro, Kolette with a BA in sociology, Kandie with a BA in business finance, cum laude. They are the twin daughters of Kathy Cochran and James Cochran, the granddaughters of Max Ray and Corean Shrable of Gepp, also Barbara Hubbell and Sam Cochran of Salem...
Antique show approaching (09/01/05)
Antique dealers from across Arkansas and surrounding states will converge on Hardy on Sept. 10 and Sept. 11 for the 23rd annual Old Hardy Town Antique Show & Sale. Dealers will be displaying their finest collectibles, rarities and fine antique items and furniture in the Old Hardy Gym. The show will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sept. 10, and 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Sept. 11...
Lady Grizzlies face tough schedule (09/01/05)
The Southwest Missouri State-West Plains Lady Grizzlies may be changing their name this season, but not the quality of opposition they'll face in 2005. "We'll still be facing some of the toughest junior college teams in the nation," head coach Trish Kissiar-Knight said, noting that the Lady Grizzlies became the Missouri State University-West Plains Lady Grizzlies at midnight Aug. 28, the day the university's name change officially took place...
Dove season starts Sept. 3; hunters reminded to get HIP (09/01/05)
After hunters acquire a plentiful supply of field loads for their shotgun, after they've got the warm weather camo clothes ready, and after they've checked again on a good place to hunt doves, they should be sure they are HIP. Harvest Information Program is the formal name, but everyone from hunters to license clerks just says HIP...
Commission sets 2005-06 duck seasons (09/01/05)
For the ninth consecutive year, Arkansas waterfowl hunters will get 60 days of waterfowl hunting. Commissioners with the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission last week approved the liberal season along with a six duck bag limit for the 2005-2006 waterfowl season...
Dove season starts Sept. 3; hunters reminded to get HIP (09/01/05)
After hunters acquire a plentiful supply of field loads for their shotgun, after they've got the warm weather camo clothes ready, and after they've checked again on a good place to hunt doves, they should be sure they are HIP. Harvest Information Program is the formal name, but everyone from hunters to license clerks just says HIP...
Commission sets 2005-06 duck seasons (09/01/05)
For the ninth consecutive year, Arkansas waterfowl hunters will get 60 days of waterfowl hunting. Commissioners with the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission last week approved the liberal season along with a six duck bag limit for the 2005-2006 waterfowl season...
Lady Grizzlies face tough schedule (09/01/05)
The Southwest Missouri State-West Plains Lady Grizzlies may be changing their name this season, but not the quality of opposition they'll face in 2005. "We'll still be facing some of the toughest junior college teams in the nation," head coach Trish Kissiar-Knight said, noting that the Lady Grizzlies became the Missouri State University-West Plains Lady Grizzlies at midnight Aug. 28, the day the university's name change officially took place...
Bonnie Darrlene Zimmer (09/01/05)
Bonnie Darrlene Zimmer of Viola daughter of Ethel Amanda (Moore) Knapp and the late Darrell Eugene Knapp, was born April 20, 1957, in Helena, Ark. She died Aug. 27, 2005, at Viola at the age of 48. Bonnie was united in marriage to Jerell Wayne Zimmer of Viola on Jan. ...
Tommy Ray Martin (09/01/05)
Funeral services for Tommy Ray Martin, 56, of Moriarty, N. M., formerly of Thayer, were held Aug. 30, 2005 at Carter Funeral Home Chapel in Thayer with Brother Bill Bales officiating, under the direction of Carter Funeral Home. He was born the son of Shirley Ray Martin and Juanita Viola Gaines Martin on Aug. 28, 1948, in Doniphan, MO and died Aug. 24, 2005, in Moriarty...
Thomas J. Yowell (09/01/05)
Major, USAF (Ret.) Tom (T.J.) Yowell was born on Oct. 9, 1931 in Paducah, Texas to Mildred and Grover Yowell. He died Aug. 10, 2005 after a four-year battle with cancer. He will be remembered always as a humble, giving man, devoted to his family and country...
Ronald Timmons (09/01/05)
Ronald Wayne Timmons, 58, of Hardy, formerly of Rockford, Ill., and Portage, Wis., died Aug. 28, 2005, at his home. He was born Feb. 1, 1947, in Rockford, the son of Joel and Betty Peck Timmons. He formerly was employed as a welder with Artzen Fabricator of Rockford and was a member of the American Legion Post 335 of Hardy...
Pauline McGhee Patton (09/01/05)
Pauline McGhee Patton, 85, of Thayer was born Aug. 14, 1920, in Ripley Okla., and died Aug. 20, 2005, at Ozark Medical Center in West Plains, Mo. Survivors include one daughter, Patricia Steen, and husband, Howard, of Thayer; one son, Jerry Patton, and wife, Ruby, of Cushing, Okla.; 6 grandchildren; and 7 great-grandchildren...
Jay Williams (09/01/05)
Jay Williams, 35, of Carlsbad, N.M., died August 21, 2005 at Carlsbad Medical Center. He was born March 28, 1970 in Pasadena, Texas to Thomas and Connie Heath Williams and was raised in Texas, Arizona and California. He was a Christian, baptised at the age of 13. ...
Edward Sights (09/01/05)
Edward (Ed) Dow Sights, 81, of 129 Easy Street, died Aug 9, 2005, at OSF Medical Center in Peoria, Ill. He was a former resident of Cherokee Village and Princeton, Ill. He was born on July 10, 1924, in Linneus, Mo., to Robert and Gladys McCune Sights. He married Marilyn Couch in Troy, Kansas on Sept. 1, 1946. She survives...
Beth Shellard (09/01/05)
Beth Leone (Porter) Shellard, age 83, of Hardy died Aug. 23, 2005, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. She was born March 8, 1922 at Stevenson Farm, Fayette, Iowa, to Glen A. and Edna Mae (King) Porter. She was a graduate of the Dickinson Business School in Waterloo, Iowa and worked for Viking Pump Company in Cedar Falls, Iowa, until June 1965, Woodland Hills Corporation in Hardy until April 1973 and the King Agency in Hardy from May 1973 to December 1995...
Charles R. Gibson (09/01/05)
Charles R. Gibson, 67, of Ash Flat, formerly of Tupelo, Miss., died Aug. 23, 2005, with his wife and children at his side. Gibson was born March 2, 1938, in Agnos, Ark., the son of Hanly and Guelda (Estes) Gibson. He was a member of the Ash Flat Church of Christ. ...
Laverne Melton (09/01/05)
Graveside services for Laverne Melton, 68, of Couch were held Aug. 25 at Cotton Creek Cemetery with Pastor Ralph Douglas officiating, under the direction of Carter Funeral Home of Thayer. She was born the daughter of the late Marshall Parker and Dorothy Connor Parker on May 21, 1937, in Egypt, Ark., and died Aug. 23, 2005, in Couch...
Henry R. Zingen (09/01/05)
Henry R. Zingen, 73, of Lemont, Ill. died Aug. 7, 2005 Graveside services were held Aug. 12 at Woodlawn Cemetery in Forest Park, Ill. Zingen was born March 29, 1932, in Trier, Germany, to Alois and Magdalena (Feil) Zingen. In 1951 he came to the United States and became a citizen in 1959. He was a chef for many years in the Chicago area...
Bill Westmoreland (09/01/05)
Bill Westmoreland, 89, of Sidney died Aug. 23, 2005 at White River Medical Center in Batesville. He was born Dec. 23, 1915, at Sidney. He was the son of Elmer and Fannie (Arnn) Westmoreland. He was a member of Sidney Baptist Church where he was senior deacon for 52 years, a farmer, always compassionate and helpful to everyone...
Euna M. Smith (09/01/05)
Euna M. Smith, 91, of Sidney died Aug. 24, 2005 at the White River Medical Center in Batesville. She was born Aug. 29, 1913 near Sage, Ark., to John I. and Minnie (Fudge) Fleetwood. She worked at Sharp Nursing Home for many years, was a past member of the Eastern Star and a longtime member of the Concord Baptist Church west of Sidney...
Sanford Sam Hodges (09/01/05)
Sanford Sam Hodges, 89, of Birch Tree was born Jan, 16, 1916, and passed away Aug. 14, 2005 Survivors include two daughters, Patricia Burton and husband, Nat, and Donna Hamlett; four sons, Hubert Samuel Hodges and wife, Joann, Harry Neal Hodges and wife, Sharron, Roy Hodges and wife, Marie, and Jimmy Hodges and wife, Angie; one sister, Robbie Ford; 2 brothers, Neal Hodges and Harry Hodges; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends...
Laverne Melton (09/01/05)
Graveside services for Laverne Melton, 68, of Couch were held Aug. 25 at Cotton Creek Cemetery with Pastor Ralph Douglas officiating, under the direction of Carter Funeral Home of Thayer. She was born the daughter of the late Marshall Parker and Dorothy Connor Parker on May 21, 1937, in Egypt, Ark., and died Aug. 23, 2005, in Couch...
Bonnie Darrlene Zimmer (09/01/05)
Bonnie Darrlene Zimmer of Viola daughter of Ethel Amanda (Moore) Knapp and the late Darrell Eugene Knapp, was born April 20, 1957, in Helena, Ark. She died Aug. 27, 2005, at Viola at the age of 48. Bonnie was united in marriage to Jerell Wayne Zimmer of Viola on Jan. ...
Tommy Ray Martin (09/01/05)
Funeral services for Tommy Ray Martin, 56, of Moriarty, N. M., formerly of Thayer, were held Aug. 30, 2005 at Carter Funeral Home Chapel in Thayer with Brother Bill Bales officiating, under the direction of Carter Funeral Home. He was born the son of Shirley Ray Martin and Juanita Viola Gaines Martin on Aug. 28, 1948, in Doniphan, MO and died Aug. 24, 2005, in Moriarty...
Charles R. Gibson (09/01/05)
Charles R. Gibson, 67, of Ash Flat, formerly of Tupelo, Miss., died Aug. 23, 2005, with his wife and children at his side. Gibson was born March 2, 1938, in Agnos, Ark., the son of Hanly and Guelda (Estes) Gibson. He was a member of the Ash Flat Church of Christ. ...
Beth Shellard (09/01/05)
Beth Leone (Porter) Shellard, age 83, of Hardy died Aug. 23, 2005, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. She was born March 8, 1922 at Stevenson Farm, Fayette, Iowa, to Glen A. and Edna Mae (King) Porter. She was a graduate of the Dickinson Business School in Waterloo, Iowa and worked for Viking Pump Company in Cedar Falls, Iowa, until June 1965, Woodland Hills Corporation in Hardy until April 1973 and the King Agency in Hardy from May 1973 to December 1995...
Henry R. Zingen (09/01/05)
Henry R. Zingen, 73, of Lemont, Ill. died Aug. 7, 2005 Graveside services were held Aug. 12 at Woodlawn Cemetery in Forest Park, Ill. Zingen was born March 29, 1932, in Trier, Germany, to Alois and Magdalena (Feil) Zingen. In 1951 he came to the United States and became a citizen in 1959. He was a chef for many years in the Chicago area...
Edward Sights (09/01/05)
Edward (Ed) Dow Sights, 81, of 129 Easy Street, died Aug 9, 2005, at OSF Medical Center in Peoria, Ill. He was a former resident of Cherokee Village and Princeton, Ill. He was born on July 10, 1924, in Linneus, Mo., to Robert and Gladys McCune Sights. He married Marilyn Couch in Troy, Kansas on Sept. 1, 1946. She survives...
Bill Westmoreland (09/01/05)
Bill Westmoreland, 89, of Sidney died Aug. 23, 2005 at White River Medical Center in Batesville. He was born Dec. 23, 1915, at Sidney. He was the son of Elmer and Fannie (Arnn) Westmoreland. He was a member of Sidney Baptist Church where he was senior deacon for 52 years, a farmer, always compassionate and helpful to everyone...
Euna M. Smith (09/01/05)
Euna M. Smith, 91, of Sidney died Aug. 24, 2005 at the White River Medical Center in Batesville. She was born Aug. 29, 1913 near Sage, Ark., to John I. and Minnie (Fudge) Fleetwood. She worked at Sharp Nursing Home for many years, was a past member of the Eastern Star and a longtime member of the Concord Baptist Church west of Sidney...
Sanford Sam Hodges (09/01/05)
Sanford Sam Hodges, 89, of Birch Tree was born Jan, 16, 1916, and passed away Aug. 14, 2005 Survivors include two daughters, Patricia Burton and husband, Nat, and Donna Hamlett; four sons, Hubert Samuel Hodges and wife, Joann, Harry Neal Hodges and wife, Sharron, Roy Hodges and wife, Marie, and Jimmy Hodges and wife, Angie; one sister, Robbie Ford; 2 brothers, Neal Hodges and Harry Hodges; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends...
Jay Williams (09/01/05)
Jay Williams, 35, of Carlsbad, N.M., died August 21, 2005 at Carlsbad Medical Center. He was born March 28, 1970 in Pasadena, Texas to Thomas and Connie Heath Williams and was raised in Texas, Arizona and California. He was a Christian, baptised at the age of 13. ...
Pauline McGhee Patton (09/01/05)
Pauline McGhee Patton, 85, of Thayer was born Aug. 14, 1920, in Ripley Okla., and died Aug. 20, 2005, at Ozark Medical Center in West Plains, Mo. Survivors include one daughter, Patricia Steen, and husband, Howard, of Thayer; one son, Jerry Patton, and wife, Ruby, of Cushing, Okla.; 6 grandchildren; and 7 great-grandchildren...
Ronald Timmons (09/01/05)
Ronald Wayne Timmons, 58, of Hardy, formerly of Rockford, Ill., and Portage, Wis., died Aug. 28, 2005, at his home. He was born Feb. 1, 1947, in Rockford, the son of Joel and Betty Peck Timmons. He formerly was employed as a welder with Artzen Fabricator of Rockford and was a member of the American Legion Post 335 of Hardy...
Thomas J. Yowell (09/01/05)
Major, USAF (Ret.) Tom (T.J.) Yowell was born on Oct. 9, 1931 in Paducah, Texas to Mildred and Grover Yowell. He died Aug. 10, 2005 after a four-year battle with cancer. He will be remembered always as a humble, giving man, devoted to his family and country...
Daniel Michael Hanson (09/01/05)
Abram and Ruth Anna Hanson of Highland announce the birth of their son, Daniel Michael Hanson. He was born at 2:15 p.m. on Aug. 12 at Baxter Regional Medical Center in Mountain Home. Daniel weighed 8 pounds, 8 ounces and was 21 inches long. He has one sister, Esther Renea Hanson...
Katie Jess Fish (09/01/05)
Luke Fish and Tiffany Fish of Salem, Ark., announce the birth of their daughter, Katie Jess Fish, on Aug. 11, 2005, at 2:19 p.m. She weighed 5 pounds, 2 ounces and was 18.25 inches long. Maternal grandparents are Jesse and Denise Pierce. Paternal grandparent is Marlene Fish...
Zack Garrett Sanders (09/01/05)
Zane and Zeke Sanders to announce the birth of their baby brother, Zack Garrett. He was born on Aug. 17, weighing 6 pounds, 8 ounces. Proud parents are Greg and Mandy Sanders of Conway. Maternal grandparents are James and Marilyn Sikes. Paternal grandparents are Ken and Patsy Sanders, all of Viola...
Jaylie MaKenna Haven (09/01/05)
Richard and Jana Haven of Thayer announce the birth of their daughter, Jaylie MaKenna Haven, born Aug. 4, 2005, at 5:05 p.m. at St. Bernard's Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro, Ark. She weighed 8 pounds, 4 ounces and was 20 1/2 inches long. She is welcomed by her brothers, Justice, 9, Jett, 5, and Jayce, 2 1/2...
Katie Jess Fish (09/01/05)
Luke Fish and Tiffany Fish of Salem, Ark., announce the birth of their daughter, Katie Jess Fish, on Aug. 11, 2005, at 2:19 p.m. She weighed 5 pounds, 2 ounces and was 18.25 inches long. Maternal grandparents are Jesse and Denise Pierce. Paternal grandparent is Marlene Fish...
Daniel Michael Hanson (09/01/05)
Abram and Ruth Anna Hanson of Highland announce the birth of their son, Daniel Michael Hanson. He was born at 2:15 p.m. on Aug. 12 at Baxter Regional Medical Center in Mountain Home. Daniel weighed 8 pounds, 8 ounces and was 21 inches long. He has one sister, Esther Renea Hanson...
Zack Garrett Sanders (09/01/05)
Zane and Zeke Sanders to announce the birth of their baby brother, Zack Garrett. He was born on Aug. 17, weighing 6 pounds, 8 ounces. Proud parents are Greg and Mandy Sanders of Conway. Maternal grandparents are James and Marilyn Sikes. Paternal grandparents are Ken and Patsy Sanders, all of Viola...
Jaylie MaKenna Haven (09/01/05)
Richard and Jana Haven of Thayer announce the birth of their daughter, Jaylie MaKenna Haven, born Aug. 4, 2005, at 5:05 p.m. at St. Bernard's Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro, Ark. She weighed 8 pounds, 4 ounces and was 20 1/2 inches long. She is welcomed by her brothers, Justice, 9, Jett, 5, and Jayce, 2 1/2...
Collins, Landsberry take vows of marriage (09/01/05)
Rachael Landsberry, daughter of Steve and Wayna Landsberry of Henryetta, Okla., and Jacob Collins, son of Homer and Donna Collins of Mammoth Spring, were married June 4, 2005, at Trinity Church of the Nazarene in Oklahoma City, Okla. The bride wore a silk ivory princess cut gown with a flipped tip neckline decorated with wine bead work. The back had a wine bow leading into flipped tails and beaded semi-cathedral train...
Collins, Landsberry take vows of marriage (09/01/05)
Rachael Landsberry, daughter of Steve and Wayna Landsberry of Henryetta, Okla., and Jacob Collins, son of Homer and Donna Collins of Mammoth Spring, were married June 4, 2005, at Trinity Church of the Nazarene in Oklahoma City, Okla. The bride wore a silk ivory princess cut gown with a flipped tip neckline decorated with wine bead work. The back had a wine bow leading into flipped tails and beaded semi-cathedral train...
Sallings, Whitten to unite in matrimony (09/01/05)
Ms. Deborah Sallings of Alton announces the upcoming marriage of her daughter, Ann E. Sallings, to Christopher K. Whitten, son of Jerry and the late Martha Whitten of Alton. The wedding and reception will be held on Sept. 10 at the West Plains Opera House. The ceremony will begin at 4:30 p.m. followed by a celebration. All friends and family are welcome to attend the joyous event...
Stanley, Magas to wed (09/01/05)
Mr. and Mrs. John Magas, missionaries to L'viv, Ukraine, announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, April Ann, to Micaiah Jackson Stanley, son of Pastor and Mrs. Mike Stanley of Highland. The couple has attended Oklahoma Baptist College in Oklahoma City where the bride elect is a junior in missions ministry studies. ...
Sallings, Whitten to unite in matrimony (09/01/05)
Ms. Deborah Sallings of Alton announces the upcoming marriage of her daughter, Ann E. Sallings, to Christopher K. Whitten, son of Jerry and the late Martha Whitten of Alton. The wedding and reception will be held on Sept. 10 at the West Plains Opera House. The ceremony will begin at 4:30 p.m. followed by a celebration. All friends and family are welcome to attend the joyous event...
Stanley, Magas to wed (09/01/05)
Mr. and Mrs. John Magas, missionaries to L'viv, Ukraine, announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, April Ann, to Micaiah Jackson Stanley, son of Pastor and Mrs. Mike Stanley of Highland. The couple has attended Oklahoma Baptist College in Oklahoma City where the bride elect is a junior in missions ministry studies. ...
Boldly Going Nowhere (09/01/05)
2005 NFL Season My predictions for the 2002 NFL season included seven out of eight division winners and half of the divisions in the exact order. I've been going downhill ever since. Last year, I only pegged three out of eight division winners with only one division in the exact order. For 2005, my NFL divisional forecast is as follows:...
Boldly Going Nowhere (09/01/05)
2005 NFL Season My predictions for the 2002 NFL season included seven out of eight division winners and half of the divisions in the exact order. I've been going downhill ever since. Last year, I only pegged three out of eight division winners with only one division in the exact order. For 2005, my NFL divisional forecast is as follows:...