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Stories from Thursday, September 15, 2005

Two charged with drug offenses (09/15/05)
Two Fulton County men have been charged with multiple drug offenses following a Sept. 2 drug raid at the Saddle Campgrounds in Saddle. Rex A. Foster, 37, and Johnny M. Stewart, 47, are each charged with simultaneous possession of drugs and firearms, a class Y felony; felon in possession of a firearm, a class C felony; possession of a controlled substance, methamphetamine, a class C felony; and possession of drug paraphernalia with intent to use, a class C felony...
Hurricane scam hits area (09/15/05)
THAYER -- A Memphis man pretending to be a victim of Hurricane Katrina to bilk businesses and social service agencies has been living in the Thayer/Mammoth Spring area for months, according to law enforcement officers in Missouri and Arkansas. Thayer Police Chief Gene Hatman said Byran Gross could face charges...
Thayer art show slated (09/15/05)
THAYER -- In conjunction with the Thayer Alumni Homecoming, the Thayer Area Arts Council will sponsor their annual Art Show and Sale Oct. 13 through Oct. 19. The event will be held at the Oregon County Country Music Theater at 5th and Walnut Street in Thayer...
Salem youth loses struggle with cancer (09/15/05)
On a sunny April day earlier this year Dennis Smith, a sixth-grade Salem Elementary School student with brain cancer, went for a ride in an Air Evac helicopter. The ride had nothing to do with Smith's condition -- it was just something he dreamed of doing. After the ride the one thing Dennis didn't want to do was return to class...
Evacuees unlikely to come (09/15/05)
Hurricane Katrina had the strength to cripple a major U.S. city and drive hundreds of thousands of people from their homes on the Gulf Coast, but the storm may not force evacuees into Fulton County. Al Roork, Fulton County emergency coordinator, said it is unlikely the county will receive any evacuees who will have to be placed in its evacuee shelter...
New fire chief appointed (09/15/05)
MAMMOTH SPRING -- Long time Mammoth Spring Fire Department member Frank McComas accepted the position of fire chief Sept. 6 at City Hall. He fills fill the position of Steve Simers who resigned from the position this month. The council discussed a proposed ordinance regulating mobile homes in the city limits. The council voted to completely redraw the zoning map in the city. Mayor Jean Pace said the maps had not been updated since the 1970s...
Couch becomes A+ school (09/15/05)
COUCH -- On April 21 the Couch R-1 School District became an A+ designated school. According to A+ Coordinator Lacey Sorrell, last year the school graduated nine students as A+ qualified students. "It is the goal of Couch School to maintain the A+ program so that many more graduates will receive the benefits of the A+ program. One way to maintain the program is to have an active advisory and partnership committees," she said...
Former deputy asks court for reinstatement (09/15/05)
A former reserve deputy who was released by the Fulton County Sheriff's Department asked the Fulton County Quorum Court Sept. 12 to reinstate him. Kenneth Eldried said he was unfairly dismissed by Fulton County Sheriff Walter Dillinger. "I'm out $900 of my own money to do this," Eldried said. "You can ask any of the officers at the sheriff's office -- Scott Holloway, Terry Walker or Laney -- I know how to do the job."...
Louisiana couple share hurricane experience (09/15/05)
Evacuation: Dennis and Connie Williams examine a map of the route they took from Louisiana to Fulton County Judge Charles Willett's home in Salem Aug. 27. The Williamses left their home in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. Photo/Jared They knew this storm was different...
Fulton County men charged (09/15/05)
Two Fulton County men have been charged with multiple drug offenses following a Sept. 2 drug raid at the Saddle Campgrounds in Saddle. Rex A. Foster, 37, and Johnny M. Stewart, 47, are each charged with simultaneous possession of drugs and firearms, a class Y felony; felon in possession of a firearm, a class C felony; possession of a controlled substance, methamphetamine, a class C felony; and possession of drug paraphernalia with intent to use, a class C felony...
Hospice to hold seminar (09/15/05)
ALTON -- Community Hospice of America is sponsoring an advanced directives seminar Sept. 27 at 12:30 p.m. at the Alton Senior Citizens Center in Alton. Hospice worker Curt Matherly will conduct the seminar. He said many situations will be discussed, including advanced directives and power of attorney. ...
Collision with deer leaves man injured (09/15/05)
A Salem man suffered minor injuries Sept. 9 after a deer was thrown through the cab of his pickup truck. Danny Sullins, 52, was driving westbound on Highway 62 just outside of Salem when an eastbound 1998 Mazda 626 struck a deer and propelled it into Sullins' 1995 Ford F-250, according to the Arkansas State Police...
NATIONAL ASSISTED LIVING WEEK: (09/15/05)
NATIONAL ASSISTED LIVING WEEK: Alton Mayor Richard Haigwood, center, signed a proclamation last week declaring Sept. 12 through the 17 as National Assisted Living Week in the City of Alton. Sheila Campbell, left, and Becki Combs, owners of Shepherd's View Residential Care at Alton look on as the mayor signs the proclamation. ...
Fixing up (09/15/05)
WALL WORK: Jerry Honeycutt and Dale Thomas of Honeycutt Construction of Myrtle were kept busy last week re-setting a concrete sign at the entrance to the Mammoth Spring Elementary School. Superintendent Ron Taylor said he thinks the sign was erected by the graduating class of 1937-38 and class members whose names appear on the sign are: Rozella Johnson, Edith Blanton, Thelma McDonald, Sarah Strauser, Ethel Heger, Lester Judkin and Elmore Hymon. ...
MEDICAL PROFESSIONS BUILDING: (09/15/05)
MEDICAL PROFESSIONS BUILDING: Mammoth Spring High School medical professions instructor Lynda Greene shows some of her students the new Medical and Professions Building at the school campus. The building is about half completed. Mammoth Spring School Superintendent Ron Taylor said he is depending on the QZAB Bond issue which will appear on the Sept. ...
Seriously injured (09/15/05)
fatal wreck: Emergency personnel load Albert Mefford, 85, into an Air Evac helicopter Sept. 13 in Salem following a fatal, two-vehicle collision that killed Mefford's 85-year-old wife, Vera Mefford. According to the Salem Police, Joanne French was driving east on Highway 62/412 when Mefford pulled out in front of her, across from the Salem Post Office. French was treated and released from the Fulton County Hospital. Mefford's condition was unknown as of press time. Photo/Jared...
Fulton County men charged (09/15/05)
Two Fulton County men have been charged with multiple drug offenses following a Sept. 2 drug raid at the Saddle Campgrounds in Saddle. Rex A. Foster, 37, and Johnny M. Stewart, 47, are each charged with simultaneous possession of drugs and firearms, a class Y felony; felon in possession of a firearm, a class C felony; possession of a controlled substance, methamphetamine, a class C felony; and possession of drug paraphernalia with intent to use, a class C felony...
Hospice to hold seminar (09/15/05)
ALTON -- Community Hospice of America is sponsoring an advanced directives seminar Sept. 27 at 12:30 p.m. at the Alton Senior Citizens Center in Alton. Hospice worker Curt Matherly will conduct the seminar. He said many situations will be discussed, including advanced directives and power of attorney. ...
Collision with deer leaves man injured (09/15/05)
A Salem man suffered minor injuries Sept. 9 after a deer was thrown through the cab of his pickup truck. Danny Sullins, 52, was driving westbound on Highway 62 just outside of Salem when an eastbound 1998 Mazda 626 struck a deer and propelled it into Sullins' 1995 Ford F-250, according to the Arkansas State Police...
Louisiana couple share hurricane experience (09/15/05)
Evacuation: Dennis and Connie Williams examine a map of the route they took from Louisiana to Fulton County Judge Charles Willett's home in Salem Aug. 27. The Williamses left their home in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. Photo/Jared They knew this storm was different...
Former deputy asks court for reinstatement (09/15/05)
A former reserve deputy who was released by the Fulton County Sheriff's Department asked the Fulton County Quorum Court Sept. 12 to reinstate him. Kenneth Eldried said he was unfairly dismissed by Fulton County Sheriff Walter Dillinger. "I'm out $900 of my own money to do this," Eldried said. "You can ask any of the officers at the sheriff's office -- Scott Holloway, Terry Walker or Laney -- I know how to do the job."...
Couch becomes A+ school (09/15/05)
COUCH -- On April 21 the Couch R-1 School District became an A+ designated school. According to A+ Coordinator Lacey Sorrell, last year the school graduated nine students as A+ qualified students. "It is the goal of Couch School to maintain the A+ program so that many more graduates will receive the benefits of the A+ program. One way to maintain the program is to have an active advisory and partnership committees," she said...
MEDICAL PROFESSIONS BUILDING: (09/15/05)
MEDICAL PROFESSIONS BUILDING: Mammoth Spring High School medical professions instructor Lynda Greene shows some of her students the new Medical and Professions Building at the school campus. The building is about half completed. Mammoth Spring School Superintendent Ron Taylor said he is depending on the QZAB Bond issue which will appear on the Sept. ...
Seriously injured (09/15/05)
fatal wreck: Emergency personnel load Albert Mefford, 85, into an Air Evac helicopter Sept. 13 in Salem following a fatal, two-vehicle collision that killed Mefford's 85-year-old wife, Vera Mefford. According to the Salem Police, Joanne French was driving east on Highway 62/412 when Mefford pulled out in front of her, across from the Salem Post Office. French was treated and released from the Fulton County Hospital. Mefford's condition was unknown as of press time. Photo/Jared...
Fixing up (09/15/05)
WALL WORK: Jerry Honeycutt and Dale Thomas of Honeycutt Construction of Myrtle were kept busy last week re-setting a concrete sign at the entrance to the Mammoth Spring Elementary School. Superintendent Ron Taylor said he thinks the sign was erected by the graduating class of 1937-38 and class members whose names appear on the sign are: Rozella Johnson, Edith Blanton, Thelma McDonald, Sarah Strauser, Ethel Heger, Lester Judkin and Elmore Hymon. ...
NATIONAL ASSISTED LIVING WEEK: (09/15/05)
NATIONAL ASSISTED LIVING WEEK: Alton Mayor Richard Haigwood, center, signed a proclamation last week declaring Sept. 12 through the 17 as National Assisted Living Week in the City of Alton. Sheila Campbell, left, and Becki Combs, owners of Shepherd's View Residential Care at Alton look on as the mayor signs the proclamation. ...
Hurricane scam hits area (09/15/05)
THAYER -- A Memphis man pretending to be a victim of Hurricane Katrina to bilk businesses and social service agencies has been living in the Thayer/Mammoth Spring area for months, according to law enforcement officers in Missouri and Arkansas. Thayer Police Chief Gene Hatman said Byran Gross could face charges...
Evacuees unlikely to come (09/15/05)
Hurricane Katrina had the strength to cripple a major U.S. city and drive hundreds of thousands of people from their homes on the Gulf Coast, but the storm may not force evacuees into Fulton County. Al Roork, Fulton County emergency coordinator, said it is unlikely the county will receive any evacuees who will have to be placed in its evacuee shelter...
Thayer art show slated (09/15/05)
THAYER -- In conjunction with the Thayer Alumni Homecoming, the Thayer Area Arts Council will sponsor their annual Art Show and Sale Oct. 13 through Oct. 19. The event will be held at the Oregon County Country Music Theater at 5th and Walnut Street in Thayer...
Salem youth loses struggle with cancer (09/15/05)
On a sunny April day earlier this year Dennis Smith, a sixth-grade Salem Elementary School student with brain cancer, went for a ride in an Air Evac helicopter. The ride had nothing to do with Smith's condition -- it was just something he dreamed of doing. After the ride the one thing Dennis didn't want to do was return to class...
Two charged with drug offenses (09/15/05)
Two Fulton County men have been charged with multiple drug offenses following a Sept. 2 drug raid at the Saddle Campgrounds in Saddle. Rex A. Foster, 37, and Johnny M. Stewart, 47, are each charged with simultaneous possession of drugs and firearms, a class Y felony; felon in possession of a firearm, a class C felony; possession of a controlled substance, methamphetamine, a class C felony; and possession of drug paraphernalia with intent to use, a class C felony...
New fire chief appointed (09/15/05)
MAMMOTH SPRING -- Long time Mammoth Spring Fire Department member Frank McComas accepted the position of fire chief Sept. 6 at City Hall. He fills fill the position of Steve Simers who resigned from the position this month. The council discussed a proposed ordinance regulating mobile homes in the city limits. The council voted to completely redraw the zoning map in the city. Mayor Jean Pace said the maps had not been updated since the 1970s...
Time for district fair (09/15/05)
The Northcentral Arkansas District Fair is quickly approaching and there are several deadlines ahead. Beauty entries and talent entries are due Sept. 26. Forms are on the Internet at www.ncadistricfair.org or at the county Extension offices. Reservations for commercial booths and concessions stands should be made with Mike Cone at Melbourne...
Benefit to be held (09/15/05)
Award winning Nashville recording artist Gary Jennings and Anna's Family Restaurant invite the public to help the victims of Hurricane Katrina Sept. 17 at 9 a.m. at Anna's Family Restaurant on Highway 62/412 in Hardy. There will be a bake sale and a silent auction as well as door prizes and live music...
Program receives teddy bears (09/15/05)
The Northcentral Arkansas Development Council Head Start programs were the recipients of 326 handmade teddy bears recently. The bears will be used by the children in the Head Start programs for rest time buddies and were made by the Fulton County Extension Homemakers Club members...
Allstate taking claims (09/15/05)
Allstate National Catastrophe Team has announced that to submit a claim for damages resulting from Hurricane Katrina policy holders can call 800-54-STORM, call an Allstate agent, or go online at www.allstate.com. For assistance with an Allstate policy or to report damages not resulting from this storm call 800-ALLSTATE®...
Phillips completes internship (09/15/05)
Rebecca Phillips of Cherokee Village recently completed the second summer session of U.S. Sen. Blanche Lincoln's (D-Ark) internship program in her Washington, D.C., Senate office. Phillips, a senior political science major at Arkansas State University, served as an intern from July 5 to Aug. 5...
Allstate taking claims (09/15/05)
Allstate National Catastrophe Team has announced that to submit a claim for damages resulting from Hurricane Katrina policy holders can call 800-54-STORM, call an Allstate agent, or go online at www.allstate.com. For assistance with an Allstate policy or to report damages not resulting from this storm call 800-ALLSTATE®...
Benefit to be held (09/15/05)
Award winning Nashville recording artist Gary Jennings and Anna's Family Restaurant invite the public to help the victims of Hurricane Katrina Sept. 17 at 9 a.m. at Anna's Family Restaurant on Highway 62/412 in Hardy. There will be a bake sale and a silent auction as well as door prizes and live music...
Phillips completes internship (09/15/05)
Rebecca Phillips of Cherokee Village recently completed the second summer session of U.S. Sen. Blanche Lincoln's (D-Ark) internship program in her Washington, D.C., Senate office. Phillips, a senior political science major at Arkansas State University, served as an intern from July 5 to Aug. 5...
Time for district fair (09/15/05)
The Northcentral Arkansas District Fair is quickly approaching and there are several deadlines ahead. Beauty entries and talent entries are due Sept. 26. Forms are on the Internet at www.ncadistricfair.org or at the county Extension offices. Reservations for commercial booths and concessions stands should be made with Mike Cone at Melbourne...
Program receives teddy bears (09/15/05)
The Northcentral Arkansas Development Council Head Start programs were the recipients of 326 handmade teddy bears recently. The bears will be used by the children in the Head Start programs for rest time buddies and were made by the Fulton County Extension Homemakers Club members...
Cats 51 ticks short of upset (09/15/05)
Sometimes you can win the battle, win the war, and still come out on the wrong end of the scoreboard. As discouraging as this can be, you can multiply that feeling by 10 when a fluke play tips the scale in the favor of your opponent. After keeping the fierce Houston Tigers in check for the first three quarters Sept. 9, the Thayer Bobcats were done in by a busted play late in the fourth that allowed Houston to escape the Cats' bid at an upset with a 30-24 victory...
Hounds short of the Mark (09/15/05)
Heading into their Sept. 9 matchup with Marked Tree, the Salem Greyhounds knew full well what to expect. After all, even though the Indians had fallen back to earth the past couple of seasons after a string of five straight 3AA Conference titles, they were still a potent bunch who churn out most of their offense on the ground...
Junior Hounds stopped short in Chase of Cave City (09/15/05)
From the opening kickoff until the waning moments of the fourth quarter, the Chase was on. Chase Gorman, the Cave City Cavemen's 5-7, 160-pound ninth-grade running back, had a mammoth outing against the visiting Salem junior Greyhounds Sept. 8, racking up 166 yards on 12 carries while scoring four touchdowns in Cave City's 26-16 victory...
Book explains changes in deer hunting regulations (09/15/05)
Hunters will find regulations governing deer hunting on conservation areas a little easier to get a handle on, thanks to changes initiated by the Missouri Department of Conservation. Deer management needs are slightly different at each of the Conservation Department's hundreds of areas. ...
Hounds short of the Mark (09/15/05)
Heading into their Sept. 9 matchup with Marked Tree, the Salem Greyhounds knew full well what to expect. After all, even though the Indians had fallen back to earth the past couple of seasons after a string of five straight 3AA Conference titles, they were still a potent bunch who churn out most of their offense on the ground...
Book explains changes in deer hunting regulations (09/15/05)
Hunters will find regulations governing deer hunting on conservation areas a little easier to get a handle on, thanks to changes initiated by the Missouri Department of Conservation. Deer management needs are slightly different at each of the Conservation Department's hundreds of areas. ...
Junior Hounds stopped short in Chase of Cave City (09/15/05)
From the opening kickoff until the waning moments of the fourth quarter, the Chase was on. Chase Gorman, the Cave City Cavemen's 5-7, 160-pound ninth-grade running back, had a mammoth outing against the visiting Salem junior Greyhounds Sept. 8, racking up 166 yards on 12 carries while scoring four touchdowns in Cave City's 26-16 victory...
Cats 51 ticks short of upset (09/15/05)
Sometimes you can win the battle, win the war, and still come out on the wrong end of the scoreboard. As discouraging as this can be, you can multiply that feeling by 10 when a fluke play tips the scale in the favor of your opponent. After keeping the fierce Houston Tigers in check for the first three quarters Sept. 9, the Thayer Bobcats were done in by a busted play late in the fourth that allowed Houston to escape the Cats' bid at an upset with a 30-24 victory...
Russell H. Eberle (09/15/05)
Russell H. Eberle, 82, of Hardy, died Sept. 6, 2005, at the Eaglecrest Nursing and Rehab Center in Ash Flat, Ark. He was born Sept. 26, 1922, in Quincy, Ill., the son of George and Minnie Holtman Eberle. He was a veteran of the United States Army, having served during World War II...
Connie Marie Horton (09/15/05)
Connie Marie Horton, 63, of Cherokee Village died Sept. 3, 2005, at the Central Arkansas Hospital in Searcy, Ark. She was born Nov. 25, 1941, in Coffeeville, Kan., the daughter of Paul William Perryman and June Elmo Goebble Perry-man. She moved to Cherokee Village with her husband in 1993 from Sacramento, Calif...
Cliff Stewart (09/15/05)
Clifford W. (Cliff) Stewart, 75, of West Plains, Mo., died Sept. 1, 2005, in Ozark Medical Center. He was born Jan. 4, 1930, at Waltonville, Ill., the son of Virgil Allen and Madia Opal Bean Stewart. On Nov. 8, 1947, at St. Louis, he was married to Mae Ola Black...
Robert Joseph Sowers (09/15/05)
Robert "BJ" Joseph Sowers, 58, of Ozark Acres died Sept. 3, 2005, at his home. He was born in Indianapolis, Ind. He was owner operator of B J Dental Lab of Highland and was a member of New Song Baptist Church of Williford, Ark. He was veteran of the Marine Corps, having served in Vietnam...
Herman Carl Sisco (09/15/05)
Herman Carl Sisco, 66, of Alton, Mo., was born June 16, 1939, in Oregon County, Mo., the son of Addie and Annie-Warren-Sisco. He died Sept. 1, 2005, at his home in Alton. Survivors include three sons -- Dennis Sisco, Jason Sisco and Nathan Sisco all of Alton; one daughter, Tricia Frost, of Alton; one brother, Thurman Sisco of Florida; nine grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren...
Wanda "Louise" Garner (09/15/05)
Wanda "Louise" Garner, 71, of Sage, Ark., died Sept. 7, 2005, at Pioneer Nursing Home in Melbourne, Ark. She was born Nov. 4, 1933, in Sage, Ark., the daughter of James Lois Wren and Velma Cooper Wren. She was a retired certified nursing assistant and a member of Melbourne Church of Christ...
Wanda Mae Trexler (09/15/05)
Wanda Mae Trexler, 62, of Thayer, Mo., was born Oct. 12, 1942, in Pearl City, Hawaii, the daughter of the late Jim Byrd Singletary and Katherine Patricia Bajadali Singletary. She died Sept. 2, 2005, in Thayer. She was united in marriage to Russell D. Trexler on Dec. 20, 1969 in Santa Anna, Calif...
James F. Garner (09/15/05)
James F. Garner, 65, of Cherokee Village, Ark., died Sept. 10, 2005, at his residence. Garner was born Sept. 22, 1939, in Hardy, Ark., the son of Robert Austin Garner and Clara Haskins Garner. He was united in marriage to Linda C. Aldridge on March 26, 1989, in Hardy...
Kenneth Ruminer (09/15/05)
Kenneth Ruminer, 87, of Batesville, died Sept. 7, 2005, at a Batesville nursing home. He was born Dec. 8, 1917, in Mt. Pleasant, Ark., the son of Esco and Molly Walker Ruminer. He was united in marriage to Mary Edith Hall on Aug. 24, 1942, at Mt. Pleasant. He was retired from AP&L with 35 years of service and then worked part time for 17 years at Clinic Dug Store in Batesville...
Celia Marks (09/15/05)
Celia Mennen Marks, whose cooking columns found a following even among non-cooks because of her personal anecdotes and insights into human nature, died Sept. 7, 2005, at her home in Cherokee Village. She was 98. She was born Dec. 14, 1906, in Chatanooga, Tenn., to Ephriam and Naomi Atlas Mennen. She married Louis B. Marks in 1935 in Chattanooga. They had been married 50 years when he died in 1985...
Gregory Allen Holland (09/15/05)
Gregory Allen (Pettera) Holland, 21, of Hanover, Ill., died Sept. 4, 2005 at home in Cherokee Village. Greg was born July 12, 1984, the son of John and Marie (Pettera) Holland, in Galena, Ill.. Greg graduated from the Dennison Academy in 2003. He enjoyed music, golf, video games, billiards, reading and playing the Electric Guitar...
Dorothy Willingham (09/15/05)
Dorothy Vernell Willinghm. 74, of Viola, Ark., daughter of the late Jesse James and Hattie Mae Wooden Hughes, was born March 21, 1931, in Cleburne, Texas. She died Sept. 6 2005, at Mountain Home, Ark. She was united in marriage to Duran Gene Willingham on Aug. 1, 1966. She spent her working years as a wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and a homemaker. She was of the Baptist faith...
Marvin Lester Harber (09/15/05)
Marvin Lester Harber, 96, Affton, Mo., formerly of Bexar, Ark., son of the late Allen C. and Ella Rose Harber was born Sept. 27, 1908, in Viola. He died Sept. 7, 2005, at Affton, Mo. He was united in marriage to Alpha Cochran. He spent his working years as a husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and a farmer. He was a member of the Mt. Pisgah Presbyterian Church in Bexar, Ark...
Myrle Clifton (09/15/05)
Myrle Clifton, 88, of Pea Ridge, Ark., died at her home Aug. 26, 2005. She was born June 26, 1917, at Newburg, Ark., the daughter of Ulysses Sylvester Garner and Martha Jane Pearson Garner. She moved to Pea Ridge from Buchanan, Va., in 1961. In 1962, her husband, Gordon K. Clifton was appointed to the Pea Ridge National Military Park and was among the first park rangers to begin the original restoration of the park. She enjoyed gardening and was a member of the Pea Ridge Church of Christ...
Myrle Clifton (09/15/05)
Myrle Clifton, 88, of Pea Ridge, Ark., died at her home Aug. 26, 2005. She was born June 26, 1917, at Newburg, Ark., the daughter of Ulysses Sylvester Garner and Martha Jane Pearson Garner. She moved to Pea Ridge from Buchanan, Va., in 1961. In 1962, her husband, Gordon K. Clifton was appointed to the Pea Ridge National Military Park and was among the first park rangers to begin the original restoration of the park. She enjoyed gardening and was a member of the Pea Ridge Church of Christ...
Kenneth Ruminer (09/15/05)
Kenneth Ruminer, 87, of Batesville, died Sept. 7, 2005, at a Batesville nursing home. He was born Dec. 8, 1917, in Mt. Pleasant, Ark., the son of Esco and Molly Walker Ruminer. He was united in marriage to Mary Edith Hall on Aug. 24, 1942, at Mt. Pleasant. He was retired from AP&L with 35 years of service and then worked part time for 17 years at Clinic Dug Store in Batesville...
James F. Garner (09/15/05)
James F. Garner, 65, of Cherokee Village, Ark., died Sept. 10, 2005, at his residence. Garner was born Sept. 22, 1939, in Hardy, Ark., the son of Robert Austin Garner and Clara Haskins Garner. He was united in marriage to Linda C. Aldridge on March 26, 1989, in Hardy...
Celia Marks (09/15/05)
Celia Mennen Marks, whose cooking columns found a following even among non-cooks because of her personal anecdotes and insights into human nature, died Sept. 7, 2005, at her home in Cherokee Village. She was 98. She was born Dec. 14, 1906, in Chatanooga, Tenn., to Ephriam and Naomi Atlas Mennen. She married Louis B. Marks in 1935 in Chattanooga. They had been married 50 years when he died in 1985...
Dorothy Willingham (09/15/05)
Dorothy Vernell Willinghm. 74, of Viola, Ark., daughter of the late Jesse James and Hattie Mae Wooden Hughes, was born March 21, 1931, in Cleburne, Texas. She died Sept. 6 2005, at Mountain Home, Ark. She was united in marriage to Duran Gene Willingham on Aug. 1, 1966. She spent her working years as a wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and a homemaker. She was of the Baptist faith...
Wanda Mae Trexler (09/15/05)
Wanda Mae Trexler, 62, of Thayer, Mo., was born Oct. 12, 1942, in Pearl City, Hawaii, the daughter of the late Jim Byrd Singletary and Katherine Patricia Bajadali Singletary. She died Sept. 2, 2005, in Thayer. She was united in marriage to Russell D. Trexler on Dec. 20, 1969 in Santa Anna, Calif...
Russell H. Eberle (09/15/05)
Russell H. Eberle, 82, of Hardy, died Sept. 6, 2005, at the Eaglecrest Nursing and Rehab Center in Ash Flat, Ark. He was born Sept. 26, 1922, in Quincy, Ill., the son of George and Minnie Holtman Eberle. He was a veteran of the United States Army, having served during World War II...
Robert Joseph Sowers (09/15/05)
Robert "BJ" Joseph Sowers, 58, of Ozark Acres died Sept. 3, 2005, at his home. He was born in Indianapolis, Ind. He was owner operator of B J Dental Lab of Highland and was a member of New Song Baptist Church of Williford, Ark. He was veteran of the Marine Corps, having served in Vietnam...
Cliff Stewart (09/15/05)
Clifford W. (Cliff) Stewart, 75, of West Plains, Mo., died Sept. 1, 2005, in Ozark Medical Center. He was born Jan. 4, 1930, at Waltonville, Ill., the son of Virgil Allen and Madia Opal Bean Stewart. On Nov. 8, 1947, at St. Louis, he was married to Mae Ola Black...
Connie Marie Horton (09/15/05)
Connie Marie Horton, 63, of Cherokee Village died Sept. 3, 2005, at the Central Arkansas Hospital in Searcy, Ark. She was born Nov. 25, 1941, in Coffeeville, Kan., the daughter of Paul William Perryman and June Elmo Goebble Perry-man. She moved to Cherokee Village with her husband in 1993 from Sacramento, Calif...
Marvin Lester Harber (09/15/05)
Marvin Lester Harber, 96, Affton, Mo., formerly of Bexar, Ark., son of the late Allen C. and Ella Rose Harber was born Sept. 27, 1908, in Viola. He died Sept. 7, 2005, at Affton, Mo. He was united in marriage to Alpha Cochran. He spent his working years as a husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and a farmer. He was a member of the Mt. Pisgah Presbyterian Church in Bexar, Ark...
Gregory Allen Holland (09/15/05)
Gregory Allen (Pettera) Holland, 21, of Hanover, Ill., died Sept. 4, 2005 at home in Cherokee Village. Greg was born July 12, 1984, the son of John and Marie (Pettera) Holland, in Galena, Ill.. Greg graduated from the Dennison Academy in 2003. He enjoyed music, golf, video games, billiards, reading and playing the Electric Guitar...
Wanda "Louise" Garner (09/15/05)
Wanda "Louise" Garner, 71, of Sage, Ark., died Sept. 7, 2005, at Pioneer Nursing Home in Melbourne, Ark. She was born Nov. 4, 1933, in Sage, Ark., the daughter of James Lois Wren and Velma Cooper Wren. She was a retired certified nursing assistant and a member of Melbourne Church of Christ...
Herman Carl Sisco (09/15/05)
Herman Carl Sisco, 66, of Alton, Mo., was born June 16, 1939, in Oregon County, Mo., the son of Addie and Annie-Warren-Sisco. He died Sept. 1, 2005, at his home in Alton. Survivors include three sons -- Dennis Sisco, Jason Sisco and Nathan Sisco all of Alton; one daughter, Tricia Frost, of Alton; one brother, Thurman Sisco of Florida; nine grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren...
Katy Elizabeth Walling (09/15/05)
Chad, Andrea and Rory Walling of Salem announce the birth of a baby girl, Katy Elizabeth Walling, on July 14, 2005, at 9:27 a.m. Katy Beth weighed 6 pounds, 6 ounces and was 18-1/2 inches long. Paternal grandparents are Jim and Shirley Walling of Salem. Paternal great-grandparents are Donald Walling of Salem and the late Marie Walling, and Pepper Sanders of Elizabeth and the late Estel Sanders...
Katy Elizabeth Walling (09/15/05)
Chad, Andrea and Rory Walling of Salem announce the birth of a baby girl, Katy Elizabeth Walling, on July 14, 2005, at 9:27 a.m. Katy Beth weighed 6 pounds, 6 ounces and was 18-1/2 inches long. Paternal grandparents are Jim and Shirley Walling of Salem. Paternal great-grandparents are Donald Walling of Salem and the late Marie Walling, and Pepper Sanders of Elizabeth and the late Estel Sanders...
Coberly, Winberry to unite in marriage (09/15/05)
Carrie Coberley of Rogers, Ark., and Steve and Kathy Coberley of Bella Vista, Ark., along with Alan and Linda Winberry of Salem, announce the upcoming marriage of their children, Emily Annette Coberley and Justin Alan Winberry. Emily's sister, Amy Anders, will be the matron of honor, and close friend David Scott Baker will serve as best man...
Circle, Yaney to wed (09/15/05)
Mr. and Mrs. Bill Circle of Cherokee Village announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Meredith Lea Circle, to Stewart Bradley "Brad" Yaney of Pine Bluff, Ark. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Yaney of Pine Bluff. Circle is the granddaughter of Mr. ...
Brown, Browning to marry (09/15/05)
Larry and Donna Brown of Salem have announced the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Lindsey Brown of Jonesboro to Christopher Browning of Jonesboro, son of Charles and Peggy Browning of Melbourne. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Marie Harber-Collie of Mountain Home and the late Neil Collie, the late Lowell Harber, and the late Ed and Zora Brown...
Coberly, Winberry to unite in marriage (09/15/05)
Carrie Coberley of Rogers, Ark., and Steve and Kathy Coberley of Bella Vista, Ark., along with Alan and Linda Winberry of Salem, announce the upcoming marriage of their children, Emily Annette Coberley and Justin Alan Winberry. Emily's sister, Amy Anders, will be the matron of honor, and close friend David Scott Baker will serve as best man...
Brown, Browning to marry (09/15/05)
Larry and Donna Brown of Salem have announced the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Lindsey Brown of Jonesboro to Christopher Browning of Jonesboro, son of Charles and Peggy Browning of Melbourne. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Marie Harber-Collie of Mountain Home and the late Neil Collie, the late Lowell Harber, and the late Ed and Zora Brown...
Circle, Yaney to wed (09/15/05)
Mr. and Mrs. Bill Circle of Cherokee Village announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Meredith Lea Circle, to Stewart Bradley "Brad" Yaney of Pine Bluff, Ark. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Yaney of Pine Bluff. Circle is the granddaughter of Mr. ...
Welches celebrate golden anniversary (09/15/05)
Cecil and Billie Welch will celebrate their 50th anniversary with a buffet open house Oct. 1 from 1 to 4 p.m. in the Orange Room at North Arkansas Electric Cooperative building in Salem. The couple requests no gifts.
Welches celebrate golden anniversary (09/15/05)
Cecil and Billie Welch will celebrate their 50th anniversary with a buffet open house Oct. 1 from 1 to 4 p.m. in the Orange Room at North Arkansas Electric Cooperative building in Salem. The couple requests no gifts.
Boldly Going Nowhere (09/15/05)
Hurricane Katrina roared through the Gulf Coast a couple of weeks ago, creating a lot of havoc. It was Mother Nature's way of once again reminding us that we aren't really in charge, we just live here. Sunday, August 28 -- Hurricane Katrina gains strength over the Gulf of Mexico. ...
Boldly Going Nowhere (09/15/05)
Hurricane Katrina roared through the Gulf Coast a couple of weeks ago, creating a lot of havoc. It was Mother Nature's way of once again reminding us that we aren't really in charge, we just live here. Sunday, August 28 -- Hurricane Katrina gains strength over the Gulf of Mexico. ...