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Stories from Thursday, September 22, 2005

Mammoth Spring man faces 20 counts of rape (09/22/05)
A Mammoth Spring man has been charged with 20 counts of class Y felony rape after he allegedly sexually assaulted an underage female multiple times. Special agent Jeff Stone of the Arkansas State Police said Michael Seibert, 35, engaged in deviant sexual activity with a 12-year-old girl from October 2004 through August 2005...
Fulton trio faces more charges (09/22/05)
Two Fulton County men and a woman who were involved in a drug bust two weeks ago have been charged with additional felony counts in connection with a burglary at the old Saddle Store. Rex A. Foster, 37, John Stewart, 47, and Cheryl Campbell, 38, have each been charged with commercial burglary, a class C felony; and theft of property, a class B felony...
Moore elected to MRID (09/22/05)
The Horseshoe Bend City Council voted unanimously Sept. 19 to elect Jeanie Moore to the city's MRID Commission. Moore was the only person who applied for the position, vacated by former MRID Commissioner Ray Gill. "I've known Jeanie since she moved here and I've known her to be a very hard working, diligent lady," said Horseshoe Bend Mayor Bob Spear...
Sharp seeks to solve 9-1-1 dilemma (09/22/05)
With help from Sharp County cities, Judge Joe Stidman hopes to solve the county's funding dilemma with the county's central dispatch center. The Sharp Quorum Court unanimously agreed at the Sept. 12 meeting to have Stidman contact local officials to see if the county cities would contribute funds for the center which provides services to city police and fire departments...
Sen. Miller gives $35K to Horseshoe (09/22/05)
Helping Hand: State Sen. Paul Miller (left) stopped at the Horseshoe Bend City Hall Sept. 20 to give the city a $35,000 check to be used for city's new library. The check was among several Miller and state Rep. Eddie Cooper doled out to communities across Izard County. Photo/Jared...
Yester-Daze in Myrtle's near future (09/22/05)
MYRTLE -- The eighth annual Myrtle Yester-Daze will be Sept. 24 up and down Main Street at Myrtle The festival will start with a flag raising ceremony at the community center at 7 a.m. A pancake/sausage breakfast prepared by the Myrtle VFD will begin immediately following...
Trout Fest slated (09/22/05)
The first ever Spring River Trout Fest will be held in Mammoth Spring Sept. 24. The fest is sponsored by the Mammoth Spring Chamber of Commerce and will be held from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Many contests and activities are planned for the day. According to chamber member Tom Hoffman, the highlight of the day will be the Trout Cooking Contest. ...
Local firemen visit Katrina devastation (09/22/05)
Inspection: State Rep. Curren Everett looks into the Fulton County Haz-Mat trailer Sept. 16 as his son, Salem Fire Chief Heath Everett loads it with supplies for Hurricane Katrina relief. The fire chief along with two other volunteer firemen from Salem delivered the supplies to a staging area just outside of New Orleans. Photo/Jared...
Mighty mite faces toughest fight (09/22/05)
BEFORE: Five of Cullen Crawford's longtime buddies enjoyed a summer get-together with him at the home of a family friend this summer. In support of their buddy they decided to shave their heads so everyone would look the same. They are, back row, from left: Levi Hargrove, Jacob Foley and Zach Steed; front row: Jacob Alford, Crawford and Mitch Webber...
MORNING FIRE: (09/22/05)
MORNING FIRE: The Thayer Volunteer Fire Department answered an early morning fire call Sept. 14. The home of Leon and Loretta Mustion just off OO Highway was declared a total loss. Thayer Fire Chief Norman Todd said the fire is believed to have started in the electrical box that controls the well pump. He said a thunder and lightning storm rolled through the area earlier that morning and lightning may have struck the house, causing the fire...
City council raises electric rates (09/22/05)
THAYER -- The Thayer City Council passed an ordinance at the Sept. 13 council meeting to raise electric rates in the city. The rate increase will be for both business and residential areas. Electric rates will increase by 3 percent. City officials said the raise in the electric rates was due to the increase in the rates by the two companies that supply electricity to the city, Southwest Power and Entergy...
Couch school board approves new plans (09/22/05)
Three plans were approved by the Couch School Board when they met Sept. 13 at the school: The Injury and Violence Prevention Plan, the Crisis Plan and 2005-06 bus routes and transportation program. The school board voted to allow organizations to annually attend national conventions with student participation limited to 15 students and the club or organization being responsible for transportation expenses...
Trout Fest slated for Mammoth (09/22/05)
The first ever Spring River Trout Fest will be held in Mammoth Spring Sept. 24. The fest is sponsored by the Mammoth Spring Chamber of Commerce and will be held from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Many contests and activities are planned for the day. According to chamber member Tom Hoffman, the highlight of the day will be the Trout Cooking Contest. ...
Koshkonong couple die in Salem wreck (09/22/05)
A second person died from a two-vehicle wreck on Highway 62/412 in Salem Sept. 13. Albert A. Mefford, 85, died hours after being transported from the scene by Air Evac helicopter to St. John's Hospital in Springfield, said Salem Police Chief Al Roork...
Thayer school board accepts bid on old school (09/22/05)
The Thayer School Board accepted a bid of $75,000 for the old Thayer Elementary School building at the Sept. 15 Thayer School Board meeting. The bid came from Par Four Transportation Company. Principals Kevin Hedden and Rod Priest were at the meeting and presented the school board with course descriptions and class schedules...
Sen. Miller gives $35K to Horseshoe (09/22/05)
Helping Hand: State Sen. Paul Miller (left) stopped at the Horseshoe Bend City Hall Sept. 20 to give the city a $35,000 check to be used for city's new library. The check was among several Miller and state Rep. Eddie Cooper doled out to communities across Izard County. Photo/Jared...
Moore elected to MRID (09/22/05)
The Horseshoe Bend City Council voted unanimously Sept. 19 to elect Jeanie Moore to the city's MRID Commission. Moore was the only person who applied for the position, vacated by former MRID Commissioner Ray Gill. "I've known Jeanie since she moved here and I've known her to be a very hard working, diligent lady," said Horseshoe Bend Mayor Bob Spear...
Trout Fest slated (09/22/05)
The first ever Spring River Trout Fest will be held in Mammoth Spring Sept. 24. The fest is sponsored by the Mammoth Spring Chamber of Commerce and will be held from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Many contests and activities are planned for the day. According to chamber member Tom Hoffman, the highlight of the day will be the Trout Cooking Contest. ...
City council raises electric rates (09/22/05)
THAYER -- The Thayer City Council passed an ordinance at the Sept. 13 council meeting to raise electric rates in the city. The rate increase will be for both business and residential areas. Electric rates will increase by 3 percent. City officials said the raise in the electric rates was due to the increase in the rates by the two companies that supply electricity to the city, Southwest Power and Entergy...
Yester-Daze in Myrtle's near future (09/22/05)
MYRTLE -- The eighth annual Myrtle Yester-Daze will be Sept. 24 up and down Main Street at Myrtle The festival will start with a flag raising ceremony at the community center at 7 a.m. A pancake/sausage breakfast prepared by the Myrtle VFD will begin immediately following...
Mammoth Spring man faces 20 counts of rape (09/22/05)
A Mammoth Spring man has been charged with 20 counts of class Y felony rape after he allegedly sexually assaulted an underage female multiple times. Special agent Jeff Stone of the Arkansas State Police said Michael Seibert, 35, engaged in deviant sexual activity with a 12-year-old girl from October 2004 through August 2005...
Sharp seeks to solve 9-1-1 dilemma (09/22/05)
With help from Sharp County cities, Judge Joe Stidman hopes to solve the county's funding dilemma with the county's central dispatch center. The Sharp Quorum Court unanimously agreed at the Sept. 12 meeting to have Stidman contact local officials to see if the county cities would contribute funds for the center which provides services to city police and fire departments...
Fulton trio faces more charges (09/22/05)
Two Fulton County men and a woman who were involved in a drug bust two weeks ago have been charged with additional felony counts in connection with a burglary at the old Saddle Store. Rex A. Foster, 37, John Stewart, 47, and Cheryl Campbell, 38, have each been charged with commercial burglary, a class C felony; and theft of property, a class B felony...
Local firemen visit Katrina devastation (09/22/05)
Inspection: State Rep. Curren Everett looks into the Fulton County Haz-Mat trailer Sept. 16 as his son, Salem Fire Chief Heath Everett loads it with supplies for Hurricane Katrina relief. The fire chief along with two other volunteer firemen from Salem delivered the supplies to a staging area just outside of New Orleans. Photo/Jared...
Mighty mite faces toughest fight (09/22/05)
BEFORE: Five of Cullen Crawford's longtime buddies enjoyed a summer get-together with him at the home of a family friend this summer. In support of their buddy they decided to shave their heads so everyone would look the same. They are, back row, from left: Levi Hargrove, Jacob Foley and Zach Steed; front row: Jacob Alford, Crawford and Mitch Webber...
Koshkonong couple die in Salem wreck (09/22/05)
A second person died from a two-vehicle wreck on Highway 62/412 in Salem Sept. 13. Albert A. Mefford, 85, died hours after being transported from the scene by Air Evac helicopter to St. John's Hospital in Springfield, said Salem Police Chief Al Roork...
Thayer school board accepts bid on old school (09/22/05)
The Thayer School Board accepted a bid of $75,000 for the old Thayer Elementary School building at the Sept. 15 Thayer School Board meeting. The bid came from Par Four Transportation Company. Principals Kevin Hedden and Rod Priest were at the meeting and presented the school board with course descriptions and class schedules...
Couch school board approves new plans (09/22/05)
Three plans were approved by the Couch School Board when they met Sept. 13 at the school: The Injury and Violence Prevention Plan, the Crisis Plan and 2005-06 bus routes and transportation program. The school board voted to allow organizations to annually attend national conventions with student participation limited to 15 students and the club or organization being responsible for transportation expenses...
Trout Fest slated for Mammoth (09/22/05)
The first ever Spring River Trout Fest will be held in Mammoth Spring Sept. 24. The fest is sponsored by the Mammoth Spring Chamber of Commerce and will be held from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Many contests and activities are planned for the day. According to chamber member Tom Hoffman, the highlight of the day will be the Trout Cooking Contest. ...
MORNING FIRE: (09/22/05)
MORNING FIRE: The Thayer Volunteer Fire Department answered an early morning fire call Sept. 14. The home of Leon and Loretta Mustion just off OO Highway was declared a total loss. Thayer Fire Chief Norman Todd said the fire is believed to have started in the electrical box that controls the well pump. He said a thunder and lightning storm rolled through the area earlier that morning and lightning may have struck the house, causing the fire...
Groomses to hold reunion (09/22/05)
The Grooms family reunion will be held Oct. 2 at Fun and Friends Senior Center in Thayer. A potluck meal will be held at noon. All family and friends are invited to attend.
Salem senior car wash to be held (09/22/05)
A car wash is planned for Sept. 24 in Salem in conjunction with the citywide yard sale. The car wash will be held in the Dairy Queen parking lot from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. Proceeds will go to the Greyhound senior lock-in. Tickets may be purchased in advance from any Salem High School senior, or at the car wash Sept. 24. Cost is $5. Everyone is invited to come out and have their car cleaned while contributing to the annual senior class event...
George D. Hayworth Foundation releases CD (09/22/05)
The George D. Hay Music Hall of Fame and Foundation of Mammoth Spring now has available their new country music CD entitled Let 'er Go, Boys, with 13 songs and an introduction. The CD was recorded at Robert and Reno Recording of West Plains. The CD sells for $10 plus $2 shipping and handling. All proceeds will go to the foundation...
Herrick reunion to be held (09/22/05)
The annual Herrick Family Reunion will be held on Sept 23, 24 and 25 at the Camp Fire Station. Call Charlotte at 870-625-3515 or Shirley at 870-508-4001 for information. All family and friends are invited to attend.
Newsome completes security operations (09/22/05)
Navy Airman Christopher J. Newsome, son of Miriam C. and Grover L. Newsome of Melbourne, and his fellow shipmates completed Maritime Security Operations (MSO) while on a scheduled deployment in support of the Global War on Terrorism while assigned to the amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge homeported in Norfolk, Va...
Prewett, Reed engaged to wed (09/22/05)
Carroll Prewett and Sharon Blevins announce the marriage of their daughter, Cassandra Prewett, to Linn Reed. Linn is the son of Bill and Carol Reed of Sheridan, Ark. Cassandra's grandparents are the late Calvin and Neama Turner. The paternal grandparents are Buna Prewett and the late Raydean Prewett...
Herrick reunion to be held (09/22/05)
The annual Herrick Family Reunion will be held on Sept 23, 24 and 25 at the Camp Fire Station. Call Charlotte at 870-625-3515 or Shirley at 870-508-4001 for information. All family and friends are invited to attend.
George D. Hayworth Foundation releases CD (09/22/05)
The George D. Hay Music Hall of Fame and Foundation of Mammoth Spring now has available their new country music CD entitled Let 'er Go, Boys, with 13 songs and an introduction. The CD was recorded at Robert and Reno Recording of West Plains. The CD sells for $10 plus $2 shipping and handling. All proceeds will go to the foundation...
Salem senior car wash to be held (09/22/05)
A car wash is planned for Sept. 24 in Salem in conjunction with the citywide yard sale. The car wash will be held in the Dairy Queen parking lot from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. Proceeds will go to the Greyhound senior lock-in. Tickets may be purchased in advance from any Salem High School senior, or at the car wash Sept. 24. Cost is $5. Everyone is invited to come out and have their car cleaned while contributing to the annual senior class event...
Newsome completes security operations (09/22/05)
Navy Airman Christopher J. Newsome, son of Miriam C. and Grover L. Newsome of Melbourne, and his fellow shipmates completed Maritime Security Operations (MSO) while on a scheduled deployment in support of the Global War on Terrorism while assigned to the amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge homeported in Norfolk, Va...
Groomses to hold reunion (09/22/05)
The Grooms family reunion will be held Oct. 2 at Fun and Friends Senior Center in Thayer. A potluck meal will be held at noon. All family and friends are invited to attend.
Prewett, Reed engaged to wed (09/22/05)
Carroll Prewett and Sharon Blevins announce the marriage of their daughter, Cassandra Prewett, to Linn Reed. Linn is the son of Bill and Carol Reed of Sheridan, Ark. Cassandra's grandparents are the late Calvin and Neama Turner. The paternal grandparents are Buna Prewett and the late Raydean Prewett...
Pioneers outlast Hounds (09/22/05)
When the Salem Greyhound and visiting Gentry Pioneers lined up against each other at Greyhound Stadium Sept. 16, they might as well have been looking into a mirror. With two games apiece under their belts on the young season, the Greyhounds and Pioneers were both looking to find a consistent offensive attack to help take pressure off their respective defenses...
Nix goes to land down under (09/22/05)
Talk about hard to make a hoop. After traveling thousands miles to Australia as part of a U.S. team, Evening Shade Lady Tiger basketball player Mary Ellen Nix got a couple of surprises. "We had to play with a boys‚ ball (which is larger than the girls‚ ball) and the hoops were much smaller than ours (in the U.S.)," she said. ...
Eagles no match for hungry Cats (09/22/05)
There's only one way to get the bad taste of a heartbreaking loss out your mouth. All you have to do is just line up the next week and hammer your opponent into the ground. Sounds simple, right? Well that's exactly how the Thayer Bobcats got over a disappointing loss to Houston last week. They just lined up and smashed the Pierce City Eagles 42-14 at Louis Bozman Stadium Sept. 16...
Pioneers outlast Hounds (09/22/05)
When the Salem Greyhound and visiting Gentry Pioneers lined up against each other at Greyhound Stadium Sept. 16, they might as well have been looking into a mirror. With two games apiece under their belts on the young season, the Greyhounds and Pioneers were both looking to find a consistent offensive attack to help take pressure off their respective defenses...
Eagles no match for hungry Cats (09/22/05)
There's only one way to get the bad taste of a heartbreaking loss out your mouth. All you have to do is just line up the next week and hammer your opponent into the ground. Sounds simple, right? Well that's exactly how the Thayer Bobcats got over a disappointing loss to Houston last week. They just lined up and smashed the Pierce City Eagles 42-14 at Louis Bozman Stadium Sept. 16...
Nix goes to land down under (09/22/05)
Talk about hard to make a hoop. After traveling thousands miles to Australia as part of a U.S. team, Evening Shade Lady Tiger basketball player Mary Ellen Nix got a couple of surprises. "We had to play with a boys‚ ball (which is larger than the girls‚ ball) and the hoops were much smaller than ours (in the U.S.)," she said. ...
Virginia (Jenny) McCartney (09/22/05)
Virginia L. (Jenny) McCartney was born Sept. 2, 1931, in Mammoth Spring, Ark., the daughter of George and Ruth Charlston Ball. She died Sept. 2, 2005 at the age of 74. She married Darryl E. McCartney on June 21, 1958, in Mammoth Spring. She was a public school teacher and traveled with her husband throughout his military career...
Hulda Marie Michener (09/22/05)
Hulda Marie Michener, of Mt. Ida, Ark., formerly of Viola, Ark., was born Sept. 14, 1914, in McGregor, N.D. the daughter of Axel Hawinkson and Freda Ostlund Hawkinson. She died Sept. 12, 2005, at St. Joseph Hospital in Hot Springs, Ark., at the age of 90 years...
Dennis Austin Smith (09/22/05)
Dennis Austin Smith, of Salem, Ark., son of Anthony Keith and Norma Kay Newton Smith was born Dec. 7, 1992, in Siloam Springs, Ark. He died Sept. 10, 2005, at Salem at the age of 12 years, nine months and three days. Dennis attended school at Salem and was a member of the First Missionary Baptist Church...
Wendell Jennings Owens (09/22/05)
Wendell Jennings Owens, 73, was born Feb. 6, 1932, at Brockwell, Ark. He died at his home in Cashmere, Wash., Aug. 20, 2005. He spent most of his working years in the fruit industry. He enjoyed painting and gardening and was of the Baptist faith. He is survived by his children -- Terry Owens of Cashmere, Linda Trimble of Cashmere and Rick Owens of Wenatchee, Wash.; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; his mother, Ollie Owens of Union, Ark.; his brothers and sisters -- Lauretta Freeman of Twin Falls, Idaho, Hazel Powell of Yakima, Wash., Jerry Owens of Napavine, Wash., Sonny Owens of West Plains, Mo., Ed Owens of Salem, and Charles Owens of Salem, Ark.. ...
James Lester Dover (09/22/05)
James Lester Dover, 83, of Salem, Ark., son of the late John Henry Dover and Eva Romines Dover, was born June 17, 1922, in Heart, Ark. He died Sept. 15, 2005, at Baxter Regional Medical Center in Mountain Home, Ark. He was united in marriage to Vernitha York on Jan. 2, 1944, in Salem. To this union three children were born...
Ernette Parker (09/22/05)
Ernette Ernestine Bethge Parker, daughter of the late Ernest Charles Bethge and Gradel Mann Bethge, was born July 26, 1937, in Stuttgart, Ark. She died Sept. 6, 2005, in Little Rock, Ark., at the age of 68. She was united in marriage to John Parker on Dec. 22, 1989, in Little Rock...
Margaret M. Traybor (09/22/05)
Margaret M. Traybor, 72, of Cherokee Village died Sept. 14, 2005, at St. Bernard's Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro. Traybor was born Feb. 7, 1933, in Beckley, W. Va., She worked as a secretary for many years before retiring and moving to Sharp County from California in 1989. She was a member of St. Michael's Catholic Church in Cherokee Village...
Bill Phillips (09/22/05)
Bill Phillips, 60, of Bates-ville, Ark., died Sept. 13, 2005 at White River Medical Center in Batesville. He was born April 10, 1945, in Batesville, the son of Leslie Phillips and Oshea Parsley Phillips. He was a truck driver and member of Cave City First Baptist Church...
Raymond Holland (09/22/05)
Raymond Holland, 70, of Springfield, Mo., formerly of Salem, Ark., was born Nov. 10, 1934, in Heart, Ark., the son of Jim Holland and Clara Romine Holland. He died Sept. 13, 2005, at Doctors Hospital in Springfield, Mo. He was a member of the First Freewill Baptist Church of Springfield...
Vera Mefford (09/22/05)
Funeral Services for Vera Mefford, 83, Koshkonong were held Sept. 17 at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel, West Plains, with the Rev. Clark Stephens and the Rev. John Holesapple officiating. Burial was at Howell Memorial Park Cemtetery under the direction of Carter Funeral Home Inc., West Plains. Arrangements were under the direction of Carter Funeral Home, West Plains...
William Robert Wallace (09/22/05)
William Robert Wallace, 66, of McCrory died Sept. 16, 2005, at his brother's home in Franklin. He was born May 4, 1939, in Ragan, Tenn., the son of William Riley and Louise Joyce Wallace. People loved him for his quiet, innocent demeanor. He loved to dance and went to many of the senior citizens centers in his area to participate in his favorite past time. ...
William Dallas Chronister (09/22/05)
William Dallas Chronister, 87, of Kansas City, Kan., formerly of Alton, was born Jan. 4, 1918, in Alton, Mo., the son of Ora Edward Chronister and Arena Josephine Parrott Chronister. He died Sept. 12, 2005, in Kansas City. He was married on June 17, 1939, in Alton to Agnes Bernice Campbell. ...
Alta Cooper (09/22/05)
Alta Cooper, 80, of Jonesboro, Ark., died Sept. 9, 2005, at her residence. Born Sept. 20, 1924, in Weiner, Ark., she was a member of the Valley View Church of Christ. She was baptized into the Nettleton Church of Christ. She retired from General Motors with 27 years of service when she lived in Michigan prior to moving to Jonesboro...
Bertha Belle Willeford (09/22/05)
Bertha Belle Willeford, 94, of Viola, Ark., daughter of the late Wiley Haynes and Leona Wetherford Haynes was born Oct. 11, 1910, in Viola. She died Sept. 15, 2005, at Fulton County Hospital in Salem. She was united in marriage to Rufus Willeford on Oct. 25, 1925, in Viola...
Sarah Ann Boyd (09/22/05)
Sarah Ann Medlock Boyd, 54, of Poughkeepsie, Ark., died Sept. 10, 2005, at her home. She was born March 5, 1951, at Batesville, Ark., the daughter of Muriel Garrison and Ida Mae Shirley Medlock. She was a homemaker and a member of the Lebanon Missionary Baptist Church at Nelsonville...
Hubert Dewey Love (09/22/05)
Hubert Dewey Love, 67, son of the late Ivy and Ora Owens Love, was born Oct. 21, 1937, in Cushman, Ark. He died Sept. 7, 2005, at his home in Melbourne. He was united in marriage to Jaralene Brown on Jan. 10, 1959, in Lafferty, Ark. To this union three sons were born...
Alyssa Baylee Stricklin (09/22/05)
Alyssa Baylee Stricklin, the preborn daughter of Mark and Jessica Stricklin of Williford, Ark., died Sept. 13, 2005, at Baxter Regional Hospital in Mountain Home. Survivors include her parents, Mark and Jessica Stricklin; a sister, Tiffany Stricklin; maternal grandfather, Don Fiscus; paternal grandfather, Edward Stricklin, paternal grandmother, Sherry Stricklin; and paternal great-grandparents, Cleatis Black and Joyce Black...
Allen D. Majors (09/22/05)
Allen D. Major, of Newton, Iowa, was born Dec. 27, 1953, in Batesville, Ark., the son of Vence and Ruby West Majors. He died Sept. 10, 2005, at Monarch Hospice Wing, Skiff Medical Center in Newton. He married Leanne Staub on June 1, 1979 at Jonesboro, Ark...
Albert Amon Mefford (09/22/05)
Funeral Services for Albert Amon Mefford, 85, Kosh-konong were held Sept. 17 at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel, West Plains with the Rev. Clark Stephens and Rev. John Holeapple officiating under the direction of Carter Funeral Home, West Plains. He was born the son of the late Etsel Mefford and Lilly Francis Lockwood Mefford, on June 13, 1920 in Gainesville, Mo. and died Sept. 13, 2005, in Springfield, Mo at the age of 85 He was married Sept. 2, 1940 in Thayer to Vera Sewell...
Jean "J.C." Smith (09/22/05)
Jean "J.C." Cassell Smith, 88, of Highland, formerly of Ozark Acres, Ark., died Sept. 13, 2005. He was born in Sharp County, Ark., the son of Joseph L. and Frances A. Smith. He was a Baptist minister but was retired. He was formerly pastor of Immanuel Baptist Church at Newport, Baptist Church in Imboden, First Baptist in Dell, Friendship Baptist in Kennett and Spring Lake Baptist in Ozark Acres...
Lola L. Johnson (09/22/05)
Lola L. Johnson, 97, of Alton, Mo., was born Feb. 18, 1908, in Oregon County, Mo., and died Sept. 11. 2005, at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains. Survivors include two daughters, Kay Johnson of West Plains, and Sue Friend of Alton; two sons, Darold Johnson of Alton and Glen Johnson of Pontoon Beach, Ill.; 10 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and numerous other friends and relatives...
Wendell Jennings Owens (09/22/05)
Wendell Jennings Owens, 73, was born Feb. 6, 1932, at Brockwell, Ark. He died at his home in Cashmere, Wash., Aug. 20, 2005. He spent most of his working years in the fruit industry. He enjoyed painting and gardening and was of the Baptist faith. He is survived by his children -- Terry Owens of Cashmere, Linda Trimble of Cashmere and Rick Owens of Wenatchee, Wash.; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; his mother, Ollie Owens of Union, Ark.; his brothers and sisters -- Lauretta Freeman of Twin Falls, Idaho, Hazel Powell of Yakima, Wash., Jerry Owens of Napavine, Wash., Sonny Owens of West Plains, Mo., Ed Owens of Salem, and Charles Owens of Salem, Ark.. ...
Virginia (Jenny) McCartney (09/22/05)
Virginia L. (Jenny) McCartney was born Sept. 2, 1931, in Mammoth Spring, Ark., the daughter of George and Ruth Charlston Ball. She died Sept. 2, 2005 at the age of 74. She married Darryl E. McCartney on June 21, 1958, in Mammoth Spring. She was a public school teacher and traveled with her husband throughout his military career...
Dennis Austin Smith (09/22/05)
Dennis Austin Smith, of Salem, Ark., son of Anthony Keith and Norma Kay Newton Smith was born Dec. 7, 1992, in Siloam Springs, Ark. He died Sept. 10, 2005, at Salem at the age of 12 years, nine months and three days. Dennis attended school at Salem and was a member of the First Missionary Baptist Church...
Ernette Parker (09/22/05)
Ernette Ernestine Bethge Parker, daughter of the late Ernest Charles Bethge and Gradel Mann Bethge, was born July 26, 1937, in Stuttgart, Ark. She died Sept. 6, 2005, in Little Rock, Ark., at the age of 68. She was united in marriage to John Parker on Dec. 22, 1989, in Little Rock...
Margaret M. Traybor (09/22/05)
Margaret M. Traybor, 72, of Cherokee Village died Sept. 14, 2005, at St. Bernard's Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro. Traybor was born Feb. 7, 1933, in Beckley, W. Va., She worked as a secretary for many years before retiring and moving to Sharp County from California in 1989. She was a member of St. Michael's Catholic Church in Cherokee Village...
Bertha Belle Willeford (09/22/05)
Bertha Belle Willeford, 94, of Viola, Ark., daughter of the late Wiley Haynes and Leona Wetherford Haynes was born Oct. 11, 1910, in Viola. She died Sept. 15, 2005, at Fulton County Hospital in Salem. She was united in marriage to Rufus Willeford on Oct. 25, 1925, in Viola...
Sarah Ann Boyd (09/22/05)
Sarah Ann Medlock Boyd, 54, of Poughkeepsie, Ark., died Sept. 10, 2005, at her home. She was born March 5, 1951, at Batesville, Ark., the daughter of Muriel Garrison and Ida Mae Shirley Medlock. She was a homemaker and a member of the Lebanon Missionary Baptist Church at Nelsonville...
Hulda Marie Michener (09/22/05)
Hulda Marie Michener, of Mt. Ida, Ark., formerly of Viola, Ark., was born Sept. 14, 1914, in McGregor, N.D. the daughter of Axel Hawinkson and Freda Ostlund Hawkinson. She died Sept. 12, 2005, at St. Joseph Hospital in Hot Springs, Ark., at the age of 90 years...
Hubert Dewey Love (09/22/05)
Hubert Dewey Love, 67, son of the late Ivy and Ora Owens Love, was born Oct. 21, 1937, in Cushman, Ark. He died Sept. 7, 2005, at his home in Melbourne. He was united in marriage to Jaralene Brown on Jan. 10, 1959, in Lafferty, Ark. To this union three sons were born...
Alyssa Baylee Stricklin (09/22/05)
Alyssa Baylee Stricklin, the preborn daughter of Mark and Jessica Stricklin of Williford, Ark., died Sept. 13, 2005, at Baxter Regional Hospital in Mountain Home. Survivors include her parents, Mark and Jessica Stricklin; a sister, Tiffany Stricklin; maternal grandfather, Don Fiscus; paternal grandfather, Edward Stricklin, paternal grandmother, Sherry Stricklin; and paternal great-grandparents, Cleatis Black and Joyce Black...
Allen D. Majors (09/22/05)
Allen D. Major, of Newton, Iowa, was born Dec. 27, 1953, in Batesville, Ark., the son of Vence and Ruby West Majors. He died Sept. 10, 2005, at Monarch Hospice Wing, Skiff Medical Center in Newton. He married Leanne Staub on June 1, 1979 at Jonesboro, Ark...
Albert Amon Mefford (09/22/05)
Funeral Services for Albert Amon Mefford, 85, Kosh-konong were held Sept. 17 at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel, West Plains with the Rev. Clark Stephens and Rev. John Holeapple officiating under the direction of Carter Funeral Home, West Plains. He was born the son of the late Etsel Mefford and Lilly Francis Lockwood Mefford, on June 13, 1920 in Gainesville, Mo. and died Sept. 13, 2005, in Springfield, Mo at the age of 85 He was married Sept. 2, 1940 in Thayer to Vera Sewell...
Jean "J.C." Smith (09/22/05)
Jean "J.C." Cassell Smith, 88, of Highland, formerly of Ozark Acres, Ark., died Sept. 13, 2005. He was born in Sharp County, Ark., the son of Joseph L. and Frances A. Smith. He was a Baptist minister but was retired. He was formerly pastor of Immanuel Baptist Church at Newport, Baptist Church in Imboden, First Baptist in Dell, Friendship Baptist in Kennett and Spring Lake Baptist in Ozark Acres...
James Lester Dover (09/22/05)
James Lester Dover, 83, of Salem, Ark., son of the late John Henry Dover and Eva Romines Dover, was born June 17, 1922, in Heart, Ark. He died Sept. 15, 2005, at Baxter Regional Medical Center in Mountain Home, Ark. He was united in marriage to Vernitha York on Jan. 2, 1944, in Salem. To this union three children were born...
Bill Phillips (09/22/05)
Bill Phillips, 60, of Bates-ville, Ark., died Sept. 13, 2005 at White River Medical Center in Batesville. He was born April 10, 1945, in Batesville, the son of Leslie Phillips and Oshea Parsley Phillips. He was a truck driver and member of Cave City First Baptist Church...
Alta Cooper (09/22/05)
Alta Cooper, 80, of Jonesboro, Ark., died Sept. 9, 2005, at her residence. Born Sept. 20, 1924, in Weiner, Ark., she was a member of the Valley View Church of Christ. She was baptized into the Nettleton Church of Christ. She retired from General Motors with 27 years of service when she lived in Michigan prior to moving to Jonesboro...
William Dallas Chronister (09/22/05)
William Dallas Chronister, 87, of Kansas City, Kan., formerly of Alton, was born Jan. 4, 1918, in Alton, Mo., the son of Ora Edward Chronister and Arena Josephine Parrott Chronister. He died Sept. 12, 2005, in Kansas City. He was married on June 17, 1939, in Alton to Agnes Bernice Campbell. ...
William Robert Wallace (09/22/05)
William Robert Wallace, 66, of McCrory died Sept. 16, 2005, at his brother's home in Franklin. He was born May 4, 1939, in Ragan, Tenn., the son of William Riley and Louise Joyce Wallace. People loved him for his quiet, innocent demeanor. He loved to dance and went to many of the senior citizens centers in his area to participate in his favorite past time. ...
Lola L. Johnson (09/22/05)
Lola L. Johnson, 97, of Alton, Mo., was born Feb. 18, 1908, in Oregon County, Mo., and died Sept. 11. 2005, at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains. Survivors include two daughters, Kay Johnson of West Plains, and Sue Friend of Alton; two sons, Darold Johnson of Alton and Glen Johnson of Pontoon Beach, Ill.; 10 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and numerous other friends and relatives...
Raymond Holland (09/22/05)
Raymond Holland, 70, of Springfield, Mo., formerly of Salem, Ark., was born Nov. 10, 1934, in Heart, Ark., the son of Jim Holland and Clara Romine Holland. He died Sept. 13, 2005, at Doctors Hospital in Springfield, Mo. He was a member of the First Freewill Baptist Church of Springfield...
Vera Mefford (09/22/05)
Funeral Services for Vera Mefford, 83, Koshkonong were held Sept. 17 at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel, West Plains, with the Rev. Clark Stephens and the Rev. John Holesapple officiating. Burial was at Howell Memorial Park Cemtetery under the direction of Carter Funeral Home Inc., West Plains. Arrangements were under the direction of Carter Funeral Home, West Plains...
D'Nacia Shei Holman (09/22/05)
Jody and Natasha Holman of Thayer are the parents of a baby girl, D'Nacia Shei. She was born Sept. 9 at 4:32 a.m. She weighed 7 pounds, 4 ounces, and was 19 inches long. Her sibling is Tymber, 1. Grandparents are Kathy Turner of Camp, Donald Lee of Thayer, and Patrick and Vanesa Farkas of Rogersville...
Makayla Leeann Vaughn (09/22/05)
Damian and Tami Vaughn of Salem, and Mark Hancock would like to announce the birth of a baby girl, Makayla Leeann Vaughn, on June 29, 2005, at 4 p.m. She weighed 7 pounds, 8 ounces and was 21 inches long.
Lindsay Jo Gustafson (09/22/05)
Jacob and Stephanie Gustafson of Thayer are the parents of a baby girl, Lindsay Jo. She was born Aug. 27 at 2:56 a.m. She weighed 7 pounds, 10 1/2 ounces, and was 20 1/2 inches long. Grandparents are Robert and Robin Henry of Thayer and Linda Marrcotte and Robert Kwalchuck of Tampa, Fla...
Makayla Leeann Vaughn (09/22/05)
Damian and Tami Vaughn of Salem, and Mark Hancock would like to announce the birth of a baby girl, Makayla Leeann Vaughn, on June 29, 2005, at 4 p.m. She weighed 7 pounds, 8 ounces and was 21 inches long.
D'Nacia Shei Holman (09/22/05)
Jody and Natasha Holman of Thayer are the parents of a baby girl, D'Nacia Shei. She was born Sept. 9 at 4:32 a.m. She weighed 7 pounds, 4 ounces, and was 19 inches long. Her sibling is Tymber, 1. Grandparents are Kathy Turner of Camp, Donald Lee of Thayer, and Patrick and Vanesa Farkas of Rogersville...
Lindsay Jo Gustafson (09/22/05)
Jacob and Stephanie Gustafson of Thayer are the parents of a baby girl, Lindsay Jo. She was born Aug. 27 at 2:56 a.m. She weighed 7 pounds, 10 1/2 ounces, and was 20 1/2 inches long. Grandparents are Robert and Robin Henry of Thayer and Linda Marrcotte and Robert Kwalchuck of Tampa, Fla...
Nicholson, McFarlin to unite in matrimony (09/22/05)
Roger and Karen Nicholson announce the forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Angela Michelle, to Danny J. McFarlin, son of Della and the late H. McFarlin. Angie is the granddaughter of Duane and Bonnie Sublett of Hardy and Rex and Dolly Nicholson of Ash Flat. Her great-grandparents are Theresa Nicholson and Alfred and Mattie Rogers, all of Ash Flat...
Ruszler, Hammes to unite in marriage (09/22/05)
Mike and Bonnie Ruszler of Hardy, Rick and Kathie Decker of Sagerton, Texas, and the late William A. Hammes (father of the bride-elect) announce the upcoming marriage of their children, Jonathan D. Ruszler and Kimberly N. Hammes. The prospective bridegroom graduated from Highland High School and is currently serving as a staff sergeant in the United States Air Force...
Ruszler, Hammes to unite in marriage (09/22/05)
Mike and Bonnie Ruszler of Hardy, Rick and Kathie Decker of Sagerton, Texas, and the late William A. Hammes (father of the bride-elect) announce the upcoming marriage of their children, Jonathan D. Ruszler and Kimberly N. Hammes. The prospective bridegroom graduated from Highland High School and is currently serving as a staff sergeant in the United States Air Force...
Nicholson, McFarlin to unite in matrimony (09/22/05)
Roger and Karen Nicholson announce the forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Angela Michelle, to Danny J. McFarlin, son of Della and the late H. McFarlin. Angie is the granddaughter of Duane and Bonnie Sublett of Hardy and Rex and Dolly Nicholson of Ash Flat. Her great-grandparents are Theresa Nicholson and Alfred and Mattie Rogers, all of Ash Flat...