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Stories from Thursday, October 20, 2005

Wiseman man sought in burglaries (10/20/05)
Authorities in Izard and Sharp counties are searching for a Wiseman man who has been charged with multiple felonies in connection with several area burglaries. Jesse James Cap, 21, has been charged with breaking and entering, a class D felony; residential burglary, a class B felony; and two counts of theft of property, both class A misdemeanors...
Salem, Melbourne again in top 10 (10/20/05)
Twice is nice. For the second consecutive year two area school districts, the Salem School District and the Melbourne School District, have been selected to compete for the annual Golden Ruler Award which is given by Channel 11 in Little Rock and the Arkansas Department of Education...
Mistrial declared in Sharp County rape case (10/20/05)
After an entire day of jury selection and another of testimony, Sharp County Circuit Judge Harold Erwin declared a mistrial Oct. 13, delaying the fate of a former Bono alderman charged with raping an underage girl. Glenn Talmadge Wynn, 49, of Bono is charged with four counts of rape, a class Y felony, in Sharp County. Jury selection began Oct. 11, with opening statements and testimony beginning Oct. 12. Erwin declared the mistrial Thursday morning before the trial resumed...
Woman found dead at wreck (10/20/05)
The body of a Cave City woman was found inside her wrecked car Oct. 16 on Lafferty Road in Izard County. According to the Izard County Sheriff's Department, 51-year-old Jewelling Winningham was found inside her Chevrolet Cavalier, which had struck a tree...
Men head to West Memphis on horses (10/20/05)
Will Griggs is missing part of his leg, and his brother, 60-year-old Vernon Griggs, has a bad shoulder and artificial knee. Despite their handicaps, both Griggses left Moko in northern Fulton County Oct. 13 and headed for West Memphis -- on horseback...
Couch School policies being updated (10/20/05)
MYRTLE -- Couch School Superintendent Rolla Fraley told the school board at the Oct. 11 school board meeting the Missouri School Board Association Policies are in the process of being updated and the policies will be presented at the Nov. 8 school board meeting for approval from the board...
Horsehoe man faces battery and theft charges (10/20/05)
A Horseshoe Bend man has been charged with stealing a jar filled with coins and attacking its owner. Brenton N. Needle, 19, has been charged with battery in the second degree, a class D felony; and theft of property, a class A misdemeanor. According to the Izard County Sheriff's Department, Needle broke into Anthony Crouch's Horseshoe Bend home at approximately 3 a.m. on Oct. 9...
Council supports sales tax (10/20/05)
THAYER -- The Thayer City Council passed a resolution at their Oct. 11 council meeting to support the Thayer Community Betterment Association's (TCBA) efforts to place a half-cent sales tax on the Nov. 8 election ballot. The TCBA first approached the council regarding the tax issue at their Aug. 9 council meeting...
No property assessment increase for Horseshoe (10/20/05)
The anticipated battle between the Horseshoe Bend City Council and the city's MRID Commission over assessment increases did not materialize at the Oct. 17 city council meeting. Mayor Bob Spear asked the council to table a proposed ordinance that would rescind MRID property assessment increases the city approved in December 2003...
Mammoth school elects officers (10/20/05)
MAMMOTH SPRING -- The Mammoth Spring School elected officers at their Oct. 10 school board meeting. Donell Russell was elected board president. Ramona Combs vice president, and John Walsh secretary. The board appointed Combs to disburse school board funds. The board elected Walsh as the alternate to Combs...
Alton teen faces burglary charges (10/20/05)
OREGON COUNTY -- An Alton teenager, Randy Hodo, was arrested by officers with the Oregon County Sheriff's Department last week on two counts of felony burglary. Hodo, 17, was taken into custody Oct. 12. He posted a $4,000 bond and is scheduled to be in court Nov. 2...
Emerson, Dethrow visit local school (10/20/05)
FOOD POWER: Rep. Jo Ann Emerson and state Rep. Mike Dethrow visit with Alton Elementary School students Oct. 11 when University Extension brought the Food Power Adventure to the school. Alton High School student Jessica Mitchner, seated, served as a student presenter for the program...
CUSHION OF AIR: (10/20/05)
CUSHION OF AIR: Pinnacle class students at Mammoth Spring Elementary ride on a thin cushion of air sitting on a leaf blower-powered hovercraft built by Brianna VanGinhoven and her father Richard. Gifted and Talented students in Bessie Shelton's fourth, fifth and sixth grade classes are studying a unit on motion...
BALLOON POWER: (10/20/05)
BALLOON POWER: Pinnacle students, Callie French, Cheyenne Honeycutt and Cody Brindley in Bessie Shelton's gifted and talented class at Mammoth Spring Elementary School test balloon-powered model hovercraft as part of their study of Newton's law of motion...
A walk in the park (10/20/05)
Fall sunshine: Lindsey and Courtney Smith take their dog, Shelby, for a walk Oct. 18 at the Salem City Park. The Smiths' dad, Mike Smith, said his daughters were out of school for parent/teacher conferences. Photo/Jared
Alton teen faces burglary charges (10/20/05)
OREGON COUNTY -- An Alton teenager, Randy Hodo, was arrested by officers with the Oregon County Sheriff's Department last week on two counts of felony burglary. Hodo, 17, was taken into custody Oct. 12. He posted a $4,000 bond and is scheduled to be in court Nov. 2...
Mistrial declared in Sharp County rape case (10/20/05)
After an entire day of jury selection and another of testimony, Sharp County Circuit Judge Harold Erwin declared a mistrial Oct. 13, delaying the fate of a former Bono alderman charged with raping an underage girl. Glenn Talmadge Wynn, 49, of Bono is charged with four counts of rape, a class Y felony, in Sharp County. Jury selection began Oct. 11, with opening statements and testimony beginning Oct. 12. Erwin declared the mistrial Thursday morning before the trial resumed...
Woman found dead at wreck (10/20/05)
The body of a Cave City woman was found inside her wrecked car Oct. 16 on Lafferty Road in Izard County. According to the Izard County Sheriff's Department, 51-year-old Jewelling Winningham was found inside her Chevrolet Cavalier, which had struck a tree...
Men head to West Memphis on horses (10/20/05)
Will Griggs is missing part of his leg, and his brother, 60-year-old Vernon Griggs, has a bad shoulder and artificial knee. Despite their handicaps, both Griggses left Moko in northern Fulton County Oct. 13 and headed for West Memphis -- on horseback...
Couch School policies being updated (10/20/05)
MYRTLE -- Couch School Superintendent Rolla Fraley told the school board at the Oct. 11 school board meeting the Missouri School Board Association Policies are in the process of being updated and the policies will be presented at the Nov. 8 school board meeting for approval from the board...
Emerson, Dethrow visit local school (10/20/05)
FOOD POWER: Rep. Jo Ann Emerson and state Rep. Mike Dethrow visit with Alton Elementary School students Oct. 11 when University Extension brought the Food Power Adventure to the school. Alton High School student Jessica Mitchner, seated, served as a student presenter for the program...
Mammoth school elects officers (10/20/05)
MAMMOTH SPRING -- The Mammoth Spring School elected officers at their Oct. 10 school board meeting. Donell Russell was elected board president. Ramona Combs vice president, and John Walsh secretary. The board appointed Combs to disburse school board funds. The board elected Walsh as the alternate to Combs...
Wiseman man sought in burglaries (10/20/05)
Authorities in Izard and Sharp counties are searching for a Wiseman man who has been charged with multiple felonies in connection with several area burglaries. Jesse James Cap, 21, has been charged with breaking and entering, a class D felony; residential burglary, a class B felony; and two counts of theft of property, both class A misdemeanors...
Salem, Melbourne again in top 10 (10/20/05)
Twice is nice. For the second consecutive year two area school districts, the Salem School District and the Melbourne School District, have been selected to compete for the annual Golden Ruler Award which is given by Channel 11 in Little Rock and the Arkansas Department of Education...
No property assessment increase for Horseshoe (10/20/05)
The anticipated battle between the Horseshoe Bend City Council and the city's MRID Commission over assessment increases did not materialize at the Oct. 17 city council meeting. Mayor Bob Spear asked the council to table a proposed ordinance that would rescind MRID property assessment increases the city approved in December 2003...
Council supports sales tax (10/20/05)
THAYER -- The Thayer City Council passed a resolution at their Oct. 11 council meeting to support the Thayer Community Betterment Association's (TCBA) efforts to place a half-cent sales tax on the Nov. 8 election ballot. The TCBA first approached the council regarding the tax issue at their Aug. 9 council meeting...
Horsehoe man faces battery and theft charges (10/20/05)
A Horseshoe Bend man has been charged with stealing a jar filled with coins and attacking its owner. Brenton N. Needle, 19, has been charged with battery in the second degree, a class D felony; and theft of property, a class A misdemeanor. According to the Izard County Sheriff's Department, Needle broke into Anthony Crouch's Horseshoe Bend home at approximately 3 a.m. on Oct. 9...
CUSHION OF AIR: (10/20/05)
CUSHION OF AIR: Pinnacle class students at Mammoth Spring Elementary ride on a thin cushion of air sitting on a leaf blower-powered hovercraft built by Brianna VanGinhoven and her father Richard. Gifted and Talented students in Bessie Shelton's fourth, fifth and sixth grade classes are studying a unit on motion...
A walk in the park (10/20/05)
Fall sunshine: Lindsey and Courtney Smith take their dog, Shelby, for a walk Oct. 18 at the Salem City Park. The Smiths' dad, Mike Smith, said his daughters were out of school for parent/teacher conferences. Photo/Jared
BALLOON POWER: (10/20/05)
BALLOON POWER: Pinnacle students, Callie French, Cheyenne Honeycutt and Cody Brindley in Bessie Shelton's gifted and talented class at Mammoth Spring Elementary School test balloon-powered model hovercraft as part of their study of Newton's law of motion...
Caldwell attends NCA Summer Camp (10/20/05)
Shayna Caldwell, along with 10 of her teammates from Thayer High School, attended an NCA Summer Camp in June. The camp was held at West Plains. Founded by 1948 by L.R. Herkimer, NCA/NDA holds camps, championships and events for over 150,000 cheerleaders and dancers each year...
Bair to perform at WhistleStop (10/20/05)
Repertory Theatre of the Ozarks (RTO) presents Bobby Bair and his Last Ride Band Oct. 22 at 7 p.m. at WhistleStop Theater in Mammoth Spring. Singer/songwriter Bobby Bair has been performing since age 9, when he started singing in Koshkonong and with the Ozark Mountain Music Makers in Salem. Bair went on to tour the western United States playing at music halls, rodeos and at Bob Wills' London Hall...
Caldwell attends NCA Summer Camp (10/20/05)
Shayna Caldwell, along with 10 of her teammates from Thayer High School, attended an NCA Summer Camp in June. The camp was held at West Plains. Founded by 1948 by L.R. Herkimer, NCA/NDA holds camps, championships and events for over 150,000 cheerleaders and dancers each year...
Bair to perform at WhistleStop (10/20/05)
Repertory Theatre of the Ozarks (RTO) presents Bobby Bair and his Last Ride Band Oct. 22 at 7 p.m. at WhistleStop Theater in Mammoth Spring. Singer/songwriter Bobby Bair has been performing since age 9, when he started singing in Koshkonong and with the Ozark Mountain Music Makers in Salem. Bair went on to tour the western United States playing at music halls, rodeos and at Bob Wills' London Hall...
Cats have happy homecoming (10/20/05)
With one week left until district play kicks off, the Thayer Bobcats were hoping to cross a few things off their to-do list to end the regular season in style. Namely, the Cats wanted to: A. Give a huge Homecoming 2005 crowd something to cheer about...
Lady Grizzlies take second in volleyball tourney (10/20/05)
Mental errors and the reputation of the Miami-Dade College Lady Sharks kept the Missouri State University-West Plains Lady Grizzlies from a first place trophy at the Jefferson College Invitational Tournament Oct. 7-8 in Hillsboro, Mo. The eighth-ranked Lady Grizzlies (22-7) fell to the second-ranked Lady Sharks 34-36, 30-19, 9-15 in the tournament's championship match Oct. ...
Quick calls, details needed to catch wildlife violators (10/20/05)
It happens every fall -- and at other times of the year, also. Someone sees a blatant violation of game laws and wonders where the wildlife officers are. Or the observer may phone the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission and say, "I saw a couple of guys night hunting last week. No, I didn't get a license number. Your game wardens need to stop this kind of stuff."...
Lady Grizzlies take second in volleyball tourney (10/20/05)
Mental errors and the reputation of the Miami-Dade College Lady Sharks kept the Missouri State University-West Plains Lady Grizzlies from a first place trophy at the Jefferson College Invitational Tournament Oct. 7-8 in Hillsboro, Mo. The eighth-ranked Lady Grizzlies (22-7) fell to the second-ranked Lady Sharks 34-36, 30-19, 9-15 in the tournament's championship match Oct. ...
Quick calls, details needed to catch wildlife violators (10/20/05)
It happens every fall -- and at other times of the year, also. Someone sees a blatant violation of game laws and wonders where the wildlife officers are. Or the observer may phone the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission and say, "I saw a couple of guys night hunting last week. No, I didn't get a license number. Your game wardens need to stop this kind of stuff."...
Cats have happy homecoming (10/20/05)
With one week left until district play kicks off, the Thayer Bobcats were hoping to cross a few things off their to-do list to end the regular season in style. Namely, the Cats wanted to: A. Give a huge Homecoming 2005 crowd something to cheer about...
Elizabeth Emery (10/20/05)
Elizabeth Emery, of Horseshoe Bend, died Oct. 11, 2005, at the Baxter Regional Medical Center in Mountain Home. She was born Sept. 27, 1934, in Yanik, Hungary, the daughter of Istvan Firtko" and Erzshibet Kallo Firtko. She married William Emery Dec. 18, 1982, in Palm Springs, Calif...
Emma Jean Brannum (10/20/05)
Emma Jean Brannum, 88, of Ash Flat, Ark., formerly of Leachville, died Oct. 3, 2005, at Eaglecrest Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Ash Flat. Born in Wynne, Ark., she was the daughter of the late Homer and Artie Smoot Lawrence and had been a longtime Leachville resident before making her home in Ash Flat 17 years ago...
Glessie Alice Young (10/20/05)
Glessie Alice Young was born the only child of Christopher and Blanche Purcell Highfill on Aug. 26, 1911, in rural Dallas County, Mo. She died Oct. 11, 2005, at Webco Manor in Marshfield, Mo at the age of 94 years. She was married to Carl Young on Nov. 11, 1930, in Miller, Mo., by the Rev. Rufus Shook...
Thelma Lois Oakes (10/20/05)
Thelma Lois Oakes, 87, a homemaker, died Oct. 13, 2005, at her home at Hardy, Ark. She was born March 6, 1918, in Sharp County, Ark., the daughter of the late George and Mary Murphy Byers. She was a member of the Banks Baptist Church. Survivors include four children, Murlene Traw of El Paso, Texas, Carol Powell and husband, C.R. ...
Donald Wakeham (10/20/05)
Donald Herbert Wake-ham, 83, of Cherokee Village, Ark., died Oct. 12, 2005, at his residence. Wakeham was born Feb. 2, 1922, in Ames, Iowa, the son of the late Arthur E. Wakeham and Addie Mae Jones Wakeham. He was united in marriage to Bert Olson on Aug. 1, 1943, in Randall, Iowa...
Kenneth (K.O.) James (10/20/05)
Kenneth (K.O. James, 59, of Cave City died Oct. 15, 2005, in Sharp County, Ark. Born July 15, 1946, at Mobley, Ark., in Sharp County, he was the son of the late Odell James and Nellie Crabtree James. He was a school bus driver for 25 years with Cave City Public Schools and for the last five years, he also was a school custodian. He was a 1964 graduate of Cave City High School and an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed fishing and hunting. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Cave City...
Wanda Oneva Coggins (10/20/05)
Wanda Oneva Coggins, of Salem, Ark., daughter of the late John Henry Stuart and Clara McGanigal Stuart was born July 22, 1934, in Morriston, Ark. She died Oct. 15, 2005, at Fulton County Hospital in Salem, Ark., at the age of 71 years. She married to Leonard Coggins on Aug. 29, 1951, at Morriston, Ark...
Fred Daniel Gardner (10/20/05)
Fred Daniel Gardner, 73, of Quitman, died Oct. 6, 2005. He was born in Thayer, Mo., the son of the late Clifton and Elsie Cargile Gardner on Nov. 23, 1931. Educated in both Arkansas and Missouri, he was a graduate of Alton High School. He spent two years in the United States Army serving in Korea, and was a lifetime member of the Rice Young VFW Post 7514. ...
Charles "Chuck" Felder (10/20/05)
Charles "Chuck" Felder, 67, of Cherokee Village, died Oct. 15, 2005, at home in Cherokee Village. Felder was born on Feb. 2, 1938, in Chicago, Ill. He is survived by one niece, Denise Smith-Richardson of Chicago; one brother, Richard Felder of Chicago; and three sisters, Irene Ondratschek of Chicago, Delores Hallgren of Chicago and Marlyan Binski of Chicago...
Dorothy Lois Smith (10/20/05)
Dorothy Lois Smith, 84, of Mammoth Spring, Ark., was born April 30, 1921, the daughter of the late Henry Parnell and Elsie Loeffler-Parnell. She died Oct. 9, 2005, at the White River Medical Center in Batesville. She was united in marriage to Clifford Collins in 1940 and Carl Smith in 1964. Both preceded her in death...
Faye Irene Ratliff (10/20/05)
Faye Irene Ratliff, 89, of Ellington, Mo., died on Oct. 8, 2005. She was born Aug. 19, 1916, to the late Joseph and Louisa Atkins Stout. She was married to Woodrow Ratliff. He preceded her in death on April 2, 2000. She was also preceded by brothers Robert, Harry and Clarence Stout; sisters Oria Dodson, Blanch Britton, Dessie Lute, Ida Henry and Lizzie Bounds; grandson, Michael Williams...
Maxine Luella Christensen (10/20/05)
Maxine Luella Christensen, 84, of Cedar Falls, Iowa, died Oct. 9, 2005, at the Cedar Falls Lutheran Home in Cedar Falls. She was born on Sept. 30, 1921, in Waterloo, Iowa, the daughter of the late Perry and Luella Mae Cowles. She was united in marriage on Sept. 4 1949, to Paul G. Christensen in Waterloo. He passed away in 1984...
Mildred Thompson Cate (10/20/05)
Mildred Thompson Cate, 82, of Huntsville, formerly of Hardy, Ark., daughter of the late Elmer Thompson and Iona Armstrong Thompson, was born June 24, 1923, in Hardy. She died Oct. 3, 2005 at Meadow View Nursing Home in Huntsville, Ark. She was married to Francis Marion Cate in 1946. To this union three children were born. She was a homemaker and member of the Baptist Church...
Margie Evelyn Anderson (10/20/05)
Margie Evelyn Anderson, 83, of Gladstone, Mo., died Oct. 1, 2005, at her home. She was born Dec. 22, 1921 in Myrtle, Mo. the daughter of Ed and Maggie Storms. Survivors include her daughter, Betty Cornwell; and her beloved son-in-law, Dale of Gladstone, Mo.; her granddaughters, Michele Cornwell and Brett Russell of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Vonda and James Moore of Glastone, and Tiffany and David Cox of Kansas City, Mo.; seven great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews; and two sisters, Nora Hollis and husband, Royce of Thayer, Mo., and Hughie Davis of Independence, Mo.. ...
Floy Fletcher Moore (10/20/05)
Floy Fletcher Moore, 89, of Evening Shade, Ark., died Oct. 3, 2005, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. She was born Oct. 19, 1915, in Evening Shade, Ark., and was the daughter of William Alfred Fletcher and Clariece Wilkerson Fletcher. She was a homemaker and a member of the Evening Shade Baptist Church...
Nina Sue Wood (10/20/05)
Nina Sue Wood, 83, of Mammoth Spring, Ark., formerly of Salesville, died Sept. 21. 2005, at Shady Oaks Nursing Home in Thayer, Mo. She was born Aug. 19, 1922 in Berry to Elmer and Gussie Arnold Berry. She married Howard Wood June 19, 1938, in Norfork. They owned and operated B&W Grocery Store in Norfork...
Norman Goodwin (10/20/05)
Norman Edward Goodwin was born in Salem, June 21, 1920, as the first son of Perry Cay and Esta May Goodwin. He grew up in Salem and later attended and graduated from Hendrix College in Conway. He served his country in the United States Air Force for 27 years, achieving the rank of Lieutenant colonial by the time of his retirement from the military...
Vick Ellison (10/20/05)
Vick Ellison, 89, of Mammoth Spring, Ark., son of the late Clarence and Florence Phillips Ellison was born April 15, 1916, in Fulton County, Ark. He died Oct. 7, 2005 at Salem, Ark. He was united in marriage to Thelma Rose Wilkening. He spent his working years as a husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, great-great-grandfather and a life-long farmer...
Vick Ellison (10/20/05)
Vick Ellison, 89, of Mammoth Spring, Ark., son of the late Clarence and Florence Phillips Ellison was born April 15, 1916, in Fulton County, Ark. He died Oct. 7, 2005 at Salem, Ark. He was united in marriage to Thelma Rose Wilkening. He spent his working years as a husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, great-great-grandfather and a life-long farmer...
Elizabeth Emery (10/20/05)
Elizabeth Emery, of Horseshoe Bend, died Oct. 11, 2005, at the Baxter Regional Medical Center in Mountain Home. She was born Sept. 27, 1934, in Yanik, Hungary, the daughter of Istvan Firtko" and Erzshibet Kallo Firtko. She married William Emery Dec. 18, 1982, in Palm Springs, Calif...
Dorothy Lois Smith (10/20/05)
Dorothy Lois Smith, 84, of Mammoth Spring, Ark., was born April 30, 1921, the daughter of the late Henry Parnell and Elsie Loeffler-Parnell. She died Oct. 9, 2005, at the White River Medical Center in Batesville. She was united in marriage to Clifford Collins in 1940 and Carl Smith in 1964. Both preceded her in death...
Wanda Oneva Coggins (10/20/05)
Wanda Oneva Coggins, of Salem, Ark., daughter of the late John Henry Stuart and Clara McGanigal Stuart was born July 22, 1934, in Morriston, Ark. She died Oct. 15, 2005, at Fulton County Hospital in Salem, Ark., at the age of 71 years. She married to Leonard Coggins on Aug. 29, 1951, at Morriston, Ark...
Glessie Alice Young (10/20/05)
Glessie Alice Young was born the only child of Christopher and Blanche Purcell Highfill on Aug. 26, 1911, in rural Dallas County, Mo. She died Oct. 11, 2005, at Webco Manor in Marshfield, Mo at the age of 94 years. She was married to Carl Young on Nov. 11, 1930, in Miller, Mo., by the Rev. Rufus Shook...
Donald Wakeham (10/20/05)
Donald Herbert Wake-ham, 83, of Cherokee Village, Ark., died Oct. 12, 2005, at his residence. Wakeham was born Feb. 2, 1922, in Ames, Iowa, the son of the late Arthur E. Wakeham and Addie Mae Jones Wakeham. He was united in marriage to Bert Olson on Aug. 1, 1943, in Randall, Iowa...
Fred Daniel Gardner (10/20/05)
Fred Daniel Gardner, 73, of Quitman, died Oct. 6, 2005. He was born in Thayer, Mo., the son of the late Clifton and Elsie Cargile Gardner on Nov. 23, 1931. Educated in both Arkansas and Missouri, he was a graduate of Alton High School. He spent two years in the United States Army serving in Korea, and was a lifetime member of the Rice Young VFW Post 7514. ...
Norman Goodwin (10/20/05)
Norman Edward Goodwin was born in Salem, June 21, 1920, as the first son of Perry Cay and Esta May Goodwin. He grew up in Salem and later attended and graduated from Hendrix College in Conway. He served his country in the United States Air Force for 27 years, achieving the rank of Lieutenant colonial by the time of his retirement from the military...
Thelma Lois Oakes (10/20/05)
Thelma Lois Oakes, 87, a homemaker, died Oct. 13, 2005, at her home at Hardy, Ark. She was born March 6, 1918, in Sharp County, Ark., the daughter of the late George and Mary Murphy Byers. She was a member of the Banks Baptist Church. Survivors include four children, Murlene Traw of El Paso, Texas, Carol Powell and husband, C.R. ...
Emma Jean Brannum (10/20/05)
Emma Jean Brannum, 88, of Ash Flat, Ark., formerly of Leachville, died Oct. 3, 2005, at Eaglecrest Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Ash Flat. Born in Wynne, Ark., she was the daughter of the late Homer and Artie Smoot Lawrence and had been a longtime Leachville resident before making her home in Ash Flat 17 years ago...
Faye Irene Ratliff (10/20/05)
Faye Irene Ratliff, 89, of Ellington, Mo., died on Oct. 8, 2005. She was born Aug. 19, 1916, to the late Joseph and Louisa Atkins Stout. She was married to Woodrow Ratliff. He preceded her in death on April 2, 2000. She was also preceded by brothers Robert, Harry and Clarence Stout; sisters Oria Dodson, Blanch Britton, Dessie Lute, Ida Henry and Lizzie Bounds; grandson, Michael Williams...
Maxine Luella Christensen (10/20/05)
Maxine Luella Christensen, 84, of Cedar Falls, Iowa, died Oct. 9, 2005, at the Cedar Falls Lutheran Home in Cedar Falls. She was born on Sept. 30, 1921, in Waterloo, Iowa, the daughter of the late Perry and Luella Mae Cowles. She was united in marriage on Sept. 4 1949, to Paul G. Christensen in Waterloo. He passed away in 1984...
Kenneth (K.O.) James (10/20/05)
Kenneth (K.O. James, 59, of Cave City died Oct. 15, 2005, in Sharp County, Ark. Born July 15, 1946, at Mobley, Ark., in Sharp County, he was the son of the late Odell James and Nellie Crabtree James. He was a school bus driver for 25 years with Cave City Public Schools and for the last five years, he also was a school custodian. He was a 1964 graduate of Cave City High School and an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed fishing and hunting. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Cave City...
Mildred Thompson Cate (10/20/05)
Mildred Thompson Cate, 82, of Huntsville, formerly of Hardy, Ark., daughter of the late Elmer Thompson and Iona Armstrong Thompson, was born June 24, 1923, in Hardy. She died Oct. 3, 2005 at Meadow View Nursing Home in Huntsville, Ark. She was married to Francis Marion Cate in 1946. To this union three children were born. She was a homemaker and member of the Baptist Church...
Margie Evelyn Anderson (10/20/05)
Margie Evelyn Anderson, 83, of Gladstone, Mo., died Oct. 1, 2005, at her home. She was born Dec. 22, 1921 in Myrtle, Mo. the daughter of Ed and Maggie Storms. Survivors include her daughter, Betty Cornwell; and her beloved son-in-law, Dale of Gladstone, Mo.; her granddaughters, Michele Cornwell and Brett Russell of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Vonda and James Moore of Glastone, and Tiffany and David Cox of Kansas City, Mo.; seven great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews; and two sisters, Nora Hollis and husband, Royce of Thayer, Mo., and Hughie Davis of Independence, Mo.. ...
Floy Fletcher Moore (10/20/05)
Floy Fletcher Moore, 89, of Evening Shade, Ark., died Oct. 3, 2005, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. She was born Oct. 19, 1915, in Evening Shade, Ark., and was the daughter of William Alfred Fletcher and Clariece Wilkerson Fletcher. She was a homemaker and a member of the Evening Shade Baptist Church...
Nina Sue Wood (10/20/05)
Nina Sue Wood, 83, of Mammoth Spring, Ark., formerly of Salesville, died Sept. 21. 2005, at Shady Oaks Nursing Home in Thayer, Mo. She was born Aug. 19, 1922 in Berry to Elmer and Gussie Arnold Berry. She married Howard Wood June 19, 1938, in Norfork. They owned and operated B&W Grocery Store in Norfork...
Charles "Chuck" Felder (10/20/05)
Charles "Chuck" Felder, 67, of Cherokee Village, died Oct. 15, 2005, at home in Cherokee Village. Felder was born on Feb. 2, 1938, in Chicago, Ill. He is survived by one niece, Denise Smith-Richardson of Chicago; one brother, Richard Felder of Chicago; and three sisters, Irene Ondratschek of Chicago, Delores Hallgren of Chicago and Marlyan Binski of Chicago...
Lainey Faith Minor (10/20/05)
Lainey Faith Minor was born Aug. 22, 2005, in Athens, Ga. She weighed 7 pounds, 15 ounces, and was 21 inces long. Her parents are Chris and Natalie Minor. Her paternal grandparents are David and Joyce Minor of Agnos. The maternal grandparents are Delores Dial and Collier Rowe of Georgia...
Brennon Eugene Wayne Simers (10/20/05)
Tim Simers and Misty Baldridge announce the birth of their son Brennon Eugene Wayne Simers. He was born Oct. 5, 2005, at Baxter Regional Medical Center in Mountain Home. He is the grandson of Bruce and Brenda Baldridge of Cherokee Village, Cindy Simers of Mammoth Spring and Rob and Brenda Simers of Ash Flat. ...
Bentons celebrate golden anniversary (10/20/05)
On Nov. 5, 1955, N.J. Jake Benton and Bonnie Holloway were married at the Mammoth Spring Church of Christ by Boyd Morgan. Their marriage was witnessed by Adine Cunningham and Bob Coleman. The couple lived in Salem and then moved to Tulsa, Okla., in 1956. Jake worked in the machine shop at Unit Rig Company. They were transferred to Fort Worth, Texas, in 1958 where he worked for Strato Flex as a machine shop leadman. On Dec. 5, 1960, they were blessed by the birth of their son, Steve...
Brennon Eugene Wayne Simers (10/20/05)
Tim Simers and Misty Baldridge announce the birth of their son Brennon Eugene Wayne Simers. He was born Oct. 5, 2005, at Baxter Regional Medical Center in Mountain Home. He is the grandson of Bruce and Brenda Baldridge of Cherokee Village, Cindy Simers of Mammoth Spring and Rob and Brenda Simers of Ash Flat. ...
Bentons celebrate golden anniversary (10/20/05)
On Nov. 5, 1955, N.J. Jake Benton and Bonnie Holloway were married at the Mammoth Spring Church of Christ by Boyd Morgan. Their marriage was witnessed by Adine Cunningham and Bob Coleman. The couple lived in Salem and then moved to Tulsa, Okla., in 1956. Jake worked in the machine shop at Unit Rig Company. They were transferred to Fort Worth, Texas, in 1958 where he worked for Strato Flex as a machine shop leadman. On Dec. 5, 1960, they were blessed by the birth of their son, Steve...
Lainey Faith Minor (10/20/05)
Lainey Faith Minor was born Aug. 22, 2005, in Athens, Ga. She weighed 7 pounds, 15 ounces, and was 21 inces long. Her parents are Chris and Natalie Minor. Her paternal grandparents are David and Joyce Minor of Agnos. The maternal grandparents are Delores Dial and Collier Rowe of Georgia...
Wilson, Andrews to unite in matrimony (10/20/05)
Mrs. Kathleen Wilson, along with Rev. and Mrs. Ray Andrews Jr., announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their children, Priscilla Kathleen Rebekah Wilson and Gentry Lynn Andrews. The bride-elect is the daughter of the late Rev. Arthur Leon Wilson. The wedding ceremony will take place Nov. 5 at 10 a.m. in Riverton Baptist Church in Alton...
Wilson, Andrews to unite in matrimony (10/20/05)
Mrs. Kathleen Wilson, along with Rev. and Mrs. Ray Andrews Jr., announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their children, Priscilla Kathleen Rebekah Wilson and Gentry Lynn Andrews. The bride-elect is the daughter of the late Rev. Arthur Leon Wilson. The wedding ceremony will take place Nov. 5 at 10 a.m. in Riverton Baptist Church in Alton...
Whitesides celebrate 65 years of marriage (10/20/05)
Mr. and Mrs. Ray Whiteside of Thayer celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary Sept. 16 with a family dinner at Country Cottage Restaurant in Thayer. Ray Whiteside and the former Daisy Mae Mitchell were married Sept. 16, 1940, at Alton. They have three daughters, Donna Fink, Kay Bible and Terri Hull, all of Thayer; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren...
Whitesides celebrate 65 years of marriage (10/20/05)
Mr. and Mrs. Ray Whiteside of Thayer celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary Sept. 16 with a family dinner at Country Cottage Restaurant in Thayer. Ray Whiteside and the former Daisy Mae Mitchell were married Sept. 16, 1940, at Alton. They have three daughters, Donna Fink, Kay Bible and Terri Hull, all of Thayer; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren...
Not dead yet (10/20/05)
Reports of our death are exaggerated. Mark Twain's famous quote, paraphrased, applies to the state of community newspapers today. For years, since the popular advent of the Internet, experts have been predicting the demise of newspapers as young, savvy readers turn to electronic media instead of print. ...
Boldly Going Nowhere (10/20/05)
In 1955, at age 11, I began to notice that girls were different than boys. Actually, I had noticed it much earlier but paid little attention to it. Fifty years ago, life was a roller-coaster ride of joy and sorrow, much like today. January 3: "Mr. Sandman" by the Chordettes was the number one song...
Not dead yet (10/20/05)
Reports of our death are exaggerated. Mark Twain's famous quote, paraphrased, applies to the state of community newspapers today. For years, since the popular advent of the Internet, experts have been predicting the demise of newspapers as young, savvy readers turn to electronic media instead of print. ...
Boldly Going Nowhere (10/20/05)
In 1955, at age 11, I began to notice that girls were different than boys. Actually, I had noticed it much earlier but paid little attention to it. Fifty years ago, life was a roller-coaster ride of joy and sorrow, much like today. January 3: "Mr. Sandman" by the Chordettes was the number one song...