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Stories from Thursday, November 17, 2005

Council votes to lower speed limit (11/17/05)
MAMMOTH SPRING -- The Mammoth Spring City Council passed an ordinance Nov. 7 changing the speed limit on all city streets in the city to 20 mph. "The speed limit on Main Street (or Highway 9) will remain 30 mph because it is set by the state, Mayor Jean Pace said. She said new speed limit signs will be posted. Mammoth Spring Police Chief Michael Davis said the new ordinance will be enforced...
Alton man jailed on assault charges (11/17/05)
ALTON -- An Alton man, Elven Simmons, has been charged with assault and is in the Oregon County jail at Alton with bond set at $100,000. Law enforcement officers said Simmons, 48, used a stick or shovel handle to cause injury to Jeremy Kirksey Nov. 6. The incident took place on County Road 100 near Alton...
Kansas man dies in Hardy wreck (11/17/05)
Police are investigating a Nov. 13 morning accident at the end of Hardy's new truck route that left a Kansas man dead. Larry Coleman, 51, of Parsons, Kan., was in the sleeper of an eastbound 1996 Triton semi with a van-like trailer when the driver, Alvin Hurn, lost control, causing the truck to run a stop sign, cross the highway, travel through a ditch and strike the railroad tracks, said James Hutchison, Hardy assistant chief of police. ...
Pineville man arrested on drug charges (11/17/05)
Felony drug arrests were made Nov. 7 after Izard County deputies responded to a report of suspicious activity at a residence off Highway 177. Robert Duane Ramey, 27, of Pineville was arrested at the scene. Ramey was charged with two felony counts of possession of a controlled substance...
Area workers share hurricane stories (11/17/05)
The communities of southern Missouri and northern Arkansas banned together to help with relief efforts after the devastation of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. Many residents reached into their hearts and dug into their pocketbooks to help. Cash was sent to churches, the Red Cross, Salvation Army and other help groups. ...
Deer trashes Thayer beauty shop (11/17/05)
THAYER -- Election day last week in Thayer brought out more than just voters. As the sun began to set, an unwelcome visitor was making its rounds around the Town and Country Shopping Center. A deer, a doe, had found its way to the right-side doors in the front of the Wallace and Owens Grocery Store. Store manager Dan Wrenfrow said the deer was probably spooked by the automatic doors at the store...
Local agency aids Katrina victims (11/17/05)
DISASTER RELIEF: White River Area on Agency workers Shanna Maguffee, across table, at left, and fellow worker Lori Gentry spent a week in Tyler, Texas, after Hurricanes Katrina and Rita helping process people who had been displaced because of the storms...
Sex offender lands in Fulton County jail (11/17/05)
John Robert Green hoped to find a home in the Salem area where he would not be evicted once it became know he was a violent sexual predator. He got his wish. Green is now living in the Fulton County jail. Deputy Kevin Burns arrested Green Nov. 10 at the Fulton County Sheriff's Office when the Level 4 sex offender checked in with his probation officer, Gary Clayton. Green is charged with failure to report a change of address, a class D felony...
VETERANS DAY (11/17/05)
VETERANS DAY: Mammoth Spring VFW Post 7831 and Ladies Auxiliary honored the veterans who live at Shady Oaks in Thayer on Veterans Day. Veterans are from left: Mickey Keller, Paul Hackworth, Peter Kahn, Walter Underwood, Curt Beuhler, Russell Vincent and Roy McNeese. Ladies auxiliary members stand behind the veterans...
Remembering Veterans (11/17/05)
remembering veterans: 2nd Lt. David Eaton of the Army National Guard 142nd of Ft. Smith speaks at the Veterans Day ceremony Nov. 11 at the Fulton County courthouse. Eaton is also a pastor at Salem United Methodist Church. Members of Salem VFW 9777 were present and gave a 21-gun salute. Photo/Price...
Fulton Hospital ready to grow (11/17/05)
Construction could begin as early as May 2006 on the almost 18,000-square-foot addition to Fulton County Hospital. The $6.2 million project is expected to be completed in 14 months, which would be late summer or early fall 2007, according to Administrator Frank Wise...
Woman crashes into Dollar General (11/17/05)
A Horseshoe Bend woman was charged with careless driving after driving her car into the front of the Dollar General store in Horseshoe Bend Nov. 11. Mary Martin, 83, said she was parking her 1989 Chevrolet Celebrity in the store's parking lot when she hit the gas instead of the brake and crashed into the front of the building...
Truck driver faces drug delivery charges (11/17/05)
A Salem man posted bond of $50,000 after he was charged last week with three counts of delivery of a controlled substance, methamphetamine, a class Y felony. Justin Grimmett, a 36-year-old truck driver, allegedly sold methamphetamine on three occasions in January 2004 to an undercover informant while under surveillance by Brian Sanderson, investigator with the 16th Judicial Circuit Drug Task Force...
Play structure opens in park (11/17/05)
TRYING IT OUT: Jordan Franks, 2, plays on the newly completed play structure at Salem City Park as her mother, Alicia Franks of Viola, keeps a careful watch. The bright-colored structure is now complete. Photo/Cox Salem city workers spread pea gravel around the new $8,000 play structure at Salem City Park last week, officially completing the project that had begun two years earlier. That's when Annette Henley of Salem approached the city council with the idea...
Barton appointed city manager (11/17/05)
THAYER -- The city of Thayer appointed Gary Barton as Thayer city manager at their Nov. 8 council meeting. Barton, 42, has worked as utilities superintendent in the city the last seven years. Before coming to Thayer he and his wife Cindy and children Jessica and Jeremy lived in Willow Springs where he oversaw the workings of the city utilities department. Cindy works at Marathon Electric in West Plains...
Registered sex offender sentenced (11/17/05)
OREGON COUNTY -- A Thayer man, Elwyn Vanmeter, 48, was sentenced to 9 1/2 years in state prison after pleading guilty to two charges of child molestation in Oregon County Circuit Court Nov. 7. The plea was accepted Oct. 3 in Alton before 37th Judicial Circuit Judge R. Jack Garrett. Vanmeter was transferred to prison in Bonne Terre Nov. 8...
Thayer woman dies in wreck (11/17/05)
THAYER -- A Thayer woman, La Jena Adams, was killed in a two-vehicle crash Nov. 11 on Highway 63 in Thayer in front of River Country Chevrolet. Adams, 29, was pronounced dead at the scene. Thayer Police Chief Gene Hatman said Tim King, 43, from Covington, La., crossed the center line of the highway in a 2002 Dodge Ram and struck Adam's car, a 2003 Buick Century almost head on...
Alton man jailed on assault charges (11/17/05)
ALTON -- An Alton man, Elven Simmons, has been charged with assault and is in the Oregon County jail at Alton with bond set at $100,000. Law enforcement officers said Simmons, 48, used a stick or shovel handle to cause injury to Jeremy Kirksey Nov. 6. The incident took place on County Road 100 near Alton...
Council votes to lower speed limit (11/17/05)
MAMMOTH SPRING -- The Mammoth Spring City Council passed an ordinance Nov. 7 changing the speed limit on all city streets in the city to 20 mph. "The speed limit on Main Street (or Highway 9) will remain 30 mph because it is set by the state, Mayor Jean Pace said. She said new speed limit signs will be posted. Mammoth Spring Police Chief Michael Davis said the new ordinance will be enforced...
Kansas man dies in Hardy wreck (11/17/05)
Police are investigating a Nov. 13 morning accident at the end of Hardy's new truck route that left a Kansas man dead. Larry Coleman, 51, of Parsons, Kan., was in the sleeper of an eastbound 1996 Triton semi with a van-like trailer when the driver, Alvin Hurn, lost control, causing the truck to run a stop sign, cross the highway, travel through a ditch and strike the railroad tracks, said James Hutchison, Hardy assistant chief of police. ...
Pineville man arrested on drug charges (11/17/05)
Felony drug arrests were made Nov. 7 after Izard County deputies responded to a report of suspicious activity at a residence off Highway 177. Robert Duane Ramey, 27, of Pineville was arrested at the scene. Ramey was charged with two felony counts of possession of a controlled substance...
VETERANS DAY (11/17/05)
VETERANS DAY: Mammoth Spring VFW Post 7831 and Ladies Auxiliary honored the veterans who live at Shady Oaks in Thayer on Veterans Day. Veterans are from left: Mickey Keller, Paul Hackworth, Peter Kahn, Walter Underwood, Curt Beuhler, Russell Vincent and Roy McNeese. Ladies auxiliary members stand behind the veterans...
Deer trashes Thayer beauty shop (11/17/05)
THAYER -- Election day last week in Thayer brought out more than just voters. As the sun began to set, an unwelcome visitor was making its rounds around the Town and Country Shopping Center. A deer, a doe, had found its way to the right-side doors in the front of the Wallace and Owens Grocery Store. Store manager Dan Wrenfrow said the deer was probably spooked by the automatic doors at the store...
Play structure opens in park (11/17/05)
TRYING IT OUT: Jordan Franks, 2, plays on the newly completed play structure at Salem City Park as her mother, Alicia Franks of Viola, keeps a careful watch. The bright-colored structure is now complete. Photo/Cox Salem city workers spread pea gravel around the new $8,000 play structure at Salem City Park last week, officially completing the project that had begun two years earlier. That's when Annette Henley of Salem approached the city council with the idea...
Truck driver faces drug delivery charges (11/17/05)
A Salem man posted bond of $50,000 after he was charged last week with three counts of delivery of a controlled substance, methamphetamine, a class Y felony. Justin Grimmett, a 36-year-old truck driver, allegedly sold methamphetamine on three occasions in January 2004 to an undercover informant while under surveillance by Brian Sanderson, investigator with the 16th Judicial Circuit Drug Task Force...
Sex offender lands in Fulton County jail (11/17/05)
John Robert Green hoped to find a home in the Salem area where he would not be evicted once it became know he was a violent sexual predator. He got his wish. Green is now living in the Fulton County jail. Deputy Kevin Burns arrested Green Nov. 10 at the Fulton County Sheriff's Office when the Level 4 sex offender checked in with his probation officer, Gary Clayton. Green is charged with failure to report a change of address, a class D felony...
Registered sex offender sentenced (11/17/05)
OREGON COUNTY -- A Thayer man, Elwyn Vanmeter, 48, was sentenced to 9 1/2 years in state prison after pleading guilty to two charges of child molestation in Oregon County Circuit Court Nov. 7. The plea was accepted Oct. 3 in Alton before 37th Judicial Circuit Judge R. Jack Garrett. Vanmeter was transferred to prison in Bonne Terre Nov. 8...
Woman crashes into Dollar General (11/17/05)
A Horseshoe Bend woman was charged with careless driving after driving her car into the front of the Dollar General store in Horseshoe Bend Nov. 11. Mary Martin, 83, said she was parking her 1989 Chevrolet Celebrity in the store's parking lot when she hit the gas instead of the brake and crashed into the front of the building...
Thayer woman dies in wreck (11/17/05)
THAYER -- A Thayer woman, La Jena Adams, was killed in a two-vehicle crash Nov. 11 on Highway 63 in Thayer in front of River Country Chevrolet. Adams, 29, was pronounced dead at the scene. Thayer Police Chief Gene Hatman said Tim King, 43, from Covington, La., crossed the center line of the highway in a 2002 Dodge Ram and struck Adam's car, a 2003 Buick Century almost head on...
Fulton Hospital ready to grow (11/17/05)
Construction could begin as early as May 2006 on the almost 18,000-square-foot addition to Fulton County Hospital. The $6.2 million project is expected to be completed in 14 months, which would be late summer or early fall 2007, according to Administrator Frank Wise...
Remembering Veterans (11/17/05)
remembering veterans: 2nd Lt. David Eaton of the Army National Guard 142nd of Ft. Smith speaks at the Veterans Day ceremony Nov. 11 at the Fulton County courthouse. Eaton is also a pastor at Salem United Methodist Church. Members of Salem VFW 9777 were present and gave a 21-gun salute. Photo/Price...
Barton appointed city manager (11/17/05)
THAYER -- The city of Thayer appointed Gary Barton as Thayer city manager at their Nov. 8 council meeting. Barton, 42, has worked as utilities superintendent in the city the last seven years. Before coming to Thayer he and his wife Cindy and children Jessica and Jeremy lived in Willow Springs where he oversaw the workings of the city utilities department. Cindy works at Marathon Electric in West Plains...
Area workers share hurricane stories (11/17/05)
The communities of southern Missouri and northern Arkansas banned together to help with relief efforts after the devastation of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. Many residents reached into their hearts and dug into their pocketbooks to help. Cash was sent to churches, the Red Cross, Salvation Army and other help groups. ...
Local agency aids Katrina victims (11/17/05)
DISASTER RELIEF: White River Area on Agency workers Shanna Maguffee, across table, at left, and fellow worker Lori Gentry spent a week in Tyler, Texas, after Hurricanes Katrina and Rita helping process people who had been displaced because of the storms...
Cushing completes basic (11/17/05)
Air Force Airman 1st Class Nathan D. Cushing has graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. Cushing is the son of Ron Trobaugh and Chris Hofer of Rural Route 2, Koshkonong, Mo. He is a 2001 graduate of Koshkonong High School...
Hanson arrives for duty (11/17/05)
Air Force Master Sgt. Jon R. Hanson has arrived for duty at Randolph Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. He is the son of Roberta Hanson of Cherokee Village, grandson of Margaret Hanson of Strasburg Road, Erie, Mich., and nephew of Judy Cole of S. Franklin St., Denver, Colo...
Breckenridge, Austin to unite in matriony (11/17/05)
Tracy and Bernadette Breckenridge of Cherokee Village announce the marriage of their daughter, Brandy Kay Breckenridge, to Mark Ryan Austin, son of Walter and Linda McGuire of Hidden Valley. Brandy is a 2005 graduate of Highland High School and is currently attending Ozarka College and majoring in computer science. Mark is also a 2005 graduate of Highland High School and is currently attending Ozarka College majoring in elementary education...
Ministerial Thanksgiving service slated for Thayer (11/17/05)
The Thayer/Mammoth Spring Ministerial Alliance will hold a special community Thanksgiving service at the Thayer Freewill Baptist Church on 4th and Oak Street in Thayer. The service begins at 7 p.m. Nov. 22 and the public is invited to attend. The special musical guests will be the Living Water Quartet...
Sen. Miller raises money for Ozarka (11/17/05)
Paul Miller Motors helped raise $260 for the Ozarka College Foundation through Chrysler's popular charity golf program, Drive for the Chrysler, at Ozarka's annual Foundation Golf Benefit. The tournament was held at Coopers Hawk Golf Club Oct. 1. Chrysler offered a Chrysler 300 as the hole-in-one prize car and provided additional tournament awards...
Breckenridge, Austin to unite in matriony (11/17/05)
Tracy and Bernadette Breckenridge of Cherokee Village announce the marriage of their daughter, Brandy Kay Breckenridge, to Mark Ryan Austin, son of Walter and Linda McGuire of Hidden Valley. Brandy is a 2005 graduate of Highland High School and is currently attending Ozarka College and majoring in computer science. Mark is also a 2005 graduate of Highland High School and is currently attending Ozarka College majoring in elementary education...
Hanson arrives for duty (11/17/05)
Air Force Master Sgt. Jon R. Hanson has arrived for duty at Randolph Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. He is the son of Roberta Hanson of Cherokee Village, grandson of Margaret Hanson of Strasburg Road, Erie, Mich., and nephew of Judy Cole of S. Franklin St., Denver, Colo...
Cushing completes basic (11/17/05)
Air Force Airman 1st Class Nathan D. Cushing has graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. Cushing is the son of Ron Trobaugh and Chris Hofer of Rural Route 2, Koshkonong, Mo. He is a 2001 graduate of Koshkonong High School...
Sen. Miller raises money for Ozarka (11/17/05)
Paul Miller Motors helped raise $260 for the Ozarka College Foundation through Chrysler's popular charity golf program, Drive for the Chrysler, at Ozarka's annual Foundation Golf Benefit. The tournament was held at Coopers Hawk Golf Club Oct. 1. Chrysler offered a Chrysler 300 as the hole-in-one prize car and provided additional tournament awards...
Ministerial Thanksgiving service slated for Thayer (11/17/05)
The Thayer/Mammoth Spring Ministerial Alliance will hold a special community Thanksgiving service at the Thayer Freewill Baptist Church on 4th and Oak Street in Thayer. The service begins at 7 p.m. Nov. 22 and the public is invited to attend. The special musical guests will be the Living Water Quartet...
Late rally KO's Bears (11/17/05)
A 14-point defecit in the fourth period was not too big a hill for the Mount Pleasant Bluebirds to climb Nov. 7, as they rallied to a 68-64 road-win over the homestanding Mammoth Spring Bears in non-conference action. The Bluebirds' Keaton Johnson (four points) nailed two free throws at the 10-second mark of the final period to stake Mount Pleasant to a three-point lead, and Alex Billingsley sealed the deal with an additional charity toss with two ticks on the clock...
Melbourne off to fast start that eluded it last year (11/17/05)
From the look of things two weeks into the new season, the basketball programs at Melbourne High School are back on solid footing after slipping from their usual high standards last year. Winners of just three games all last season, the Lady Bearkatz (5-1, 2-0 2AA-North) have already topped that mark, and with a 39-36 win over the Sloan-Hendrix Lady Greyhounds Nov. ...
Youth hunt numbers decrease in 2005 (11/17/05)
Young hunters brought home more than 10,000 deer during Missouri's two-day youth firearms deer season, the second-largest kill in the season's five-year history. Hunters ages 6 through 15 checked 10,860 deer Oct. 29 and 30, according to the Missouri Department of Conservation. That is a 19 percent decrease from 2004...
Melbourne off to fast start that eluded it last year (11/17/05)
From the look of things two weeks into the new season, the basketball programs at Melbourne High School are back on solid footing after slipping from their usual high standards last year. Winners of just three games all last season, the Lady Bearkatz (5-1, 2-0 2AA-North) have already topped that mark, and with a 39-36 win over the Sloan-Hendrix Lady Greyhounds Nov. ...
Youth hunt numbers decrease in 2005 (11/17/05)
Young hunters brought home more than 10,000 deer during Missouri's two-day youth firearms deer season, the second-largest kill in the season's five-year history. Hunters ages 6 through 15 checked 10,860 deer Oct. 29 and 30, according to the Missouri Department of Conservation. That is a 19 percent decrease from 2004...
Late rally KO's Bears (11/17/05)
A 14-point defecit in the fourth period was not too big a hill for the Mount Pleasant Bluebirds to climb Nov. 7, as they rallied to a 68-64 road-win over the homestanding Mammoth Spring Bears in non-conference action. The Bluebirds' Keaton Johnson (four points) nailed two free throws at the 10-second mark of the final period to stake Mount Pleasant to a three-point lead, and Alex Billingsley sealed the deal with an additional charity toss with two ticks on the clock...
Donna Woodside (11/17/05)
Donna Rowena Eells Woodside, 84, of Lufkin, Texas, died Aug. 7, 2005, in Lufkin. She was born May 12, 1921, in Tulsa, Okla., the daughter of Donald Vincent Eells and Martha LaVerne Wingel Eells. She married John A. Woodside, her husband of 32 years, Feb. 7, 1942...
Coy Dale Sanders (11/17/05)
Coy Dale Sanders, son of the late Roy James Sanders and Lolita Stowers Sanders, was born Nov. 12, 1936, in Dolph Ark. He died Nov. 5, 2005, at Calico Rock at the age of 68. Sanders was married to Wanda Lee Neal on Jan. 22, 1955, in Mountain Home. To this union two sons were born...
Dora Ann Johnson (11/17/05)
Dora Ann Johnson, age 103, of Alton, Mo., was born Sept. 13, 1902, in Oregon County, Mo., and died Nov. 2, 2005, at Shady Oaks Healthcare in Thayer, Mo. She was united in marriage to Clair E. Johnson Sept. 9, 1924, who preceded her in death March 7, 1967...
Steve Thomas (11/17/05)
Steve Thomas, 76, of Imboden, Ark., died Nov. 9, 2005, at the Lawrence Hall Nursing Center in Walnut Ridge. He was born April 3, 1929, at Sitka, the son of Bill and Bertha Jackson Thomas. He retired from Townsend, was a farmer and of the Baptist faith...
McKinley "Ken"Burge (11/17/05)
McKinley "Ken" Burge, 72, of Cave City, died Nov. 8, 2005, at his home. He was born March 13, 1933, at Grange, Ark., to Otho McKinley and Celia (Allen) Burge. He was self-employed in the food service industry, a musician and of the Baptist faith. Survivors include his wife of 53 years Lorene Burge of the home; one son, Max Burge of Batesville; three grandchildren, Lori Ray of Greenwood, Angela Harris of Batesville and Travis Hodge of Grange; one great-granddaughter, Anna Ray of Greenwood and a host of other relatives and friends.. ...
Donald Griggs (11/17/05)
Donald Victor "Vic" Griggs, 72, former auto claims adjuster for State Farm Insurance Company in California, died Nov. 3, 2005, at his home in Thayer. Griggs was born Dec. 4, 1932, in St. Joseph, Mo., to Virgil Dee and Irene Ann (Cain) Griggs. He was married in Carson City, Nev., on July 29, 1961, to Alita Greenfield...
Mollie Ruth Felts (11/17/05)
Mollie Ruth Brittenum Felts, of North Little Rock, Ark., was born Nov. 29, 1941, in Brinkley, the daughter of the late Roger and Patricia Torry Brittenum. She died Nov. 5, 2005, at the age of 63 years. She was a dedicated mother and a former educator of Arkansas children in Jonesboro and Highland...
Woodrow Taylor (11/17/05)
Woodrow Lawrence Taylor, owner and operator of Many Islands Camp Ground and Canoe Rental, died Nov. 6, 2005, at his home in Mammoth Spring age the age of 89 years. He was born Jan. 3, 1916, in Many Islands the son of Reese A. and Virginia Lillie Barr Taylor...
Lionel Smith (11/17/05)
Lionel Eggerton Smith, 92, of Horseshoe Bend died Nov. 8 at Pioneer Nursing and Rehab in Melbourne. Smith was born in Sausalito, Calif., and worked as a mechanic in the automobile industry and served in the U.S. Army. His wife Lorraine Matison Smith of Horseshoe Bend survives him...
Daniel "Dale" Stone (11/17/05)
Danial "Dale" Stone, 74, of Highland died Nov. 10, 2005, at his residence. Stone was self employed in farming and timber agriculture. Stone is survived by his wife, Bernice (Fossey) Stone; three daughters, Belinda Poole of Scranton, Ark., Sherry Gifford of Highland, Tonia Fender of Walnut Ridge, Ark.; one son, Lester Stone of Pocahontas, Ark.; one sister, Maxine Phillips of Magazine, Ark.; four brothers, Bill Stone of Magazine, Steve Stone of Plumerville, Ark., Donald Stone of Round Rock, Texas; David Stone of Booneville, Ark.; 10 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren.. ...
Elizabeth Sheets (11/17/05)
Elizabeth Summer Sheets, of Cherokee Village, Ark., died Nov. 4, 2005, at Baxter County Regional Hospital in Mountain Home, Ark. She was the daughter of Steven Sheets and Alyssa Wright. She is also survived by her grandmother, Susan Wright of Cheroke Village, Uncle Anthony Wright of Cherokee Village, aunt Tiffany Viets of Jonesboro, and a cousin, Madison Viets of Jonesboro...
Lindsay V. Adie (11/17/05)
Lindsay V. Adie, 56, of Ash Flat, Ark., died Nov. 5, 2005, at his residence. He was born June 24, 1949, in Johannesburg, South Africa, the son of Arnold Adie and Georgina Cochuis Adie. Survivors include his mother, Georgina Jenkins of Ash Flat, Ark.; one son, Ashley Adie of Capetown, South Africa; and two brothers, John Jenkins of Ash Flat and Sidney Adie of Lakeland, Fla...
Novis Fernimen (11/17/05)
Novis Lucille Vanderburg Fernimen, bank teller for the Bank of Thayer for 25 years, died Nov. 6, 2005, at West Vue Home, Inc, in West Plains at the age of 93 years. Fernimen was born May 17, 1912, in Cotton Plant, Miss., to John and Mary (Barkley) Pernell...
Mary E. Guynn (11/17/05)
Mary E. Guynn was born July 6, 1921, and died Nov. 6, 2005, in Logan, N.M. She grew up there and then attended New Mexico State University in Las Cruces. She graduated with a degree in Education. She met her husband, Peter Guynn, Jr. while he was stationed at nearby Fort Bliss and she was teaching in Las Cruces...
Ruth Frances Wright (11/17/05)
Ruth Frances Wright, daughter of the late Haskel and Olga Cunningham, was born on June 11, 1920, in Alton, Mo. She died Oct. 31, 2005, at the Blue River Care Center. Survivors include one son, Jerry Wright of Ballwin, Mo.; five daughters, Beverly Wright of Houston, Texas, Bette Poelvoorde of New York, N.Y., Joyce Badger of Houston, Texas, Glenna Anne Wright of New York, N.Y., and Jeannie Miller of Peculiar, Mo.; nine grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren and numerous other relatives and friends.. ...
Marilyn Ball (11/17/05)
Marilyn Sue Ball, 71, of Loveland, Colo., died Sept. 24, 2005, while traveling in her home state of Missouri. A memorial service was held in Estes Park, Colo. in October. She was born July 15, 1934, near New Point, the daughter of Glen and Madeline Mohler. She graduated from Oregon High School in 1952. Classmates called her cool, calm and collected. She remained unflappable and uncomplaining to the end, known for her smile, sharp wit and sunny disposition...
John Ray Bell (11/17/05)
John Ray Bell, 67, of Mammoth Spring, was born June 19, 1938, in Monette, Ark., son of the late John Henry and Bertha Jane Holland Bell. He died Nov. 6, 2005, at Salem, Ark. He was married to Suzanne Louise Krause on July 5, 1961, at Walnut Creek, Calif. He spent his working years as a husband, father and a retail salesman. He served on the USS Ranger in the United States Navy and was a member of the Moose Lodge in Concord, Calif...
Novis Fernimen (11/17/05)
Novis Lucille Vanderburg Fernimen, bank teller for the Bank of Thayer for 25 years, died Nov. 6, 2005, at West Vue Home, Inc, in West Plains at the age of 93 years. Fernimen was born May 17, 1912, in Cotton Plant, Miss., to John and Mary (Barkley) Pernell...
Marilyn Ball (11/17/05)
Marilyn Sue Ball, 71, of Loveland, Colo., died Sept. 24, 2005, while traveling in her home state of Missouri. A memorial service was held in Estes Park, Colo. in October. She was born July 15, 1934, near New Point, the daughter of Glen and Madeline Mohler. She graduated from Oregon High School in 1952. Classmates called her cool, calm and collected. She remained unflappable and uncomplaining to the end, known for her smile, sharp wit and sunny disposition...
Donald Griggs (11/17/05)
Donald Victor "Vic" Griggs, 72, former auto claims adjuster for State Farm Insurance Company in California, died Nov. 3, 2005, at his home in Thayer. Griggs was born Dec. 4, 1932, in St. Joseph, Mo., to Virgil Dee and Irene Ann (Cain) Griggs. He was married in Carson City, Nev., on July 29, 1961, to Alita Greenfield...
Ruth Frances Wright (11/17/05)
Ruth Frances Wright, daughter of the late Haskel and Olga Cunningham, was born on June 11, 1920, in Alton, Mo. She died Oct. 31, 2005, at the Blue River Care Center. Survivors include one son, Jerry Wright of Ballwin, Mo.; five daughters, Beverly Wright of Houston, Texas, Bette Poelvoorde of New York, N.Y., Joyce Badger of Houston, Texas, Glenna Anne Wright of New York, N.Y., and Jeannie Miller of Peculiar, Mo.; nine grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren and numerous other relatives and friends.. ...
Elizabeth Sheets (11/17/05)
Elizabeth Summer Sheets, of Cherokee Village, Ark., died Nov. 4, 2005, at Baxter County Regional Hospital in Mountain Home, Ark. She was the daughter of Steven Sheets and Alyssa Wright. She is also survived by her grandmother, Susan Wright of Cheroke Village, Uncle Anthony Wright of Cherokee Village, aunt Tiffany Viets of Jonesboro, and a cousin, Madison Viets of Jonesboro...
McKinley "Ken"Burge (11/17/05)
McKinley "Ken" Burge, 72, of Cave City, died Nov. 8, 2005, at his home. He was born March 13, 1933, at Grange, Ark., to Otho McKinley and Celia (Allen) Burge. He was self-employed in the food service industry, a musician and of the Baptist faith. Survivors include his wife of 53 years Lorene Burge of the home; one son, Max Burge of Batesville; three grandchildren, Lori Ray of Greenwood, Angela Harris of Batesville and Travis Hodge of Grange; one great-granddaughter, Anna Ray of Greenwood and a host of other relatives and friends.. ...
Mary E. Guynn (11/17/05)
Mary E. Guynn was born July 6, 1921, and died Nov. 6, 2005, in Logan, N.M. She grew up there and then attended New Mexico State University in Las Cruces. She graduated with a degree in Education. She met her husband, Peter Guynn, Jr. while he was stationed at nearby Fort Bliss and she was teaching in Las Cruces...
Lionel Smith (11/17/05)
Lionel Eggerton Smith, 92, of Horseshoe Bend died Nov. 8 at Pioneer Nursing and Rehab in Melbourne. Smith was born in Sausalito, Calif., and worked as a mechanic in the automobile industry and served in the U.S. Army. His wife Lorraine Matison Smith of Horseshoe Bend survives him...
Woodrow Taylor (11/17/05)
Woodrow Lawrence Taylor, owner and operator of Many Islands Camp Ground and Canoe Rental, died Nov. 6, 2005, at his home in Mammoth Spring age the age of 89 years. He was born Jan. 3, 1916, in Many Islands the son of Reese A. and Virginia Lillie Barr Taylor...
Coy Dale Sanders (11/17/05)
Coy Dale Sanders, son of the late Roy James Sanders and Lolita Stowers Sanders, was born Nov. 12, 1936, in Dolph Ark. He died Nov. 5, 2005, at Calico Rock at the age of 68. Sanders was married to Wanda Lee Neal on Jan. 22, 1955, in Mountain Home. To this union two sons were born...
Dora Ann Johnson (11/17/05)
Dora Ann Johnson, age 103, of Alton, Mo., was born Sept. 13, 1902, in Oregon County, Mo., and died Nov. 2, 2005, at Shady Oaks Healthcare in Thayer, Mo. She was united in marriage to Clair E. Johnson Sept. 9, 1924, who preceded her in death March 7, 1967...
Donna Woodside (11/17/05)
Donna Rowena Eells Woodside, 84, of Lufkin, Texas, died Aug. 7, 2005, in Lufkin. She was born May 12, 1921, in Tulsa, Okla., the daughter of Donald Vincent Eells and Martha LaVerne Wingel Eells. She married John A. Woodside, her husband of 32 years, Feb. 7, 1942...
Steve Thomas (11/17/05)
Steve Thomas, 76, of Imboden, Ark., died Nov. 9, 2005, at the Lawrence Hall Nursing Center in Walnut Ridge. He was born April 3, 1929, at Sitka, the son of Bill and Bertha Jackson Thomas. He retired from Townsend, was a farmer and of the Baptist faith...
Daniel "Dale" Stone (11/17/05)
Danial "Dale" Stone, 74, of Highland died Nov. 10, 2005, at his residence. Stone was self employed in farming and timber agriculture. Stone is survived by his wife, Bernice (Fossey) Stone; three daughters, Belinda Poole of Scranton, Ark., Sherry Gifford of Highland, Tonia Fender of Walnut Ridge, Ark.; one son, Lester Stone of Pocahontas, Ark.; one sister, Maxine Phillips of Magazine, Ark.; four brothers, Bill Stone of Magazine, Steve Stone of Plumerville, Ark., Donald Stone of Round Rock, Texas; David Stone of Booneville, Ark.; 10 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren.. ...
Mollie Ruth Felts (11/17/05)
Mollie Ruth Brittenum Felts, of North Little Rock, Ark., was born Nov. 29, 1941, in Brinkley, the daughter of the late Roger and Patricia Torry Brittenum. She died Nov. 5, 2005, at the age of 63 years. She was a dedicated mother and a former educator of Arkansas children in Jonesboro and Highland...
John Ray Bell (11/17/05)
John Ray Bell, 67, of Mammoth Spring, was born June 19, 1938, in Monette, Ark., son of the late John Henry and Bertha Jane Holland Bell. He died Nov. 6, 2005, at Salem, Ark. He was married to Suzanne Louise Krause on July 5, 1961, at Walnut Creek, Calif. He spent his working years as a husband, father and a retail salesman. He served on the USS Ranger in the United States Navy and was a member of the Moose Lodge in Concord, Calif...
Lindsay V. Adie (11/17/05)
Lindsay V. Adie, 56, of Ash Flat, Ark., died Nov. 5, 2005, at his residence. He was born June 24, 1949, in Johannesburg, South Africa, the son of Arnold Adie and Georgina Cochuis Adie. Survivors include his mother, Georgina Jenkins of Ash Flat, Ark.; one son, Ashley Adie of Capetown, South Africa; and two brothers, John Jenkins of Ash Flat and Sidney Adie of Lakeland, Fla...
Cody Frank Jedlicka (11/17/05)
Dale and Tonya Jedlicka of Koshkonong are the parents of a baby boy, Cody Frank. He was born at 7:53 a.m. Nov. 9. He weighed 9 pounds 1/2 ounces and was 22 inches long. His sibling is Caitlin, 5. Grandparents are Lester and Mozella Jett of Pomona and Martin and Betty Jedlicka of Koshkonong...
Kenzie Grace and Mallory Keagan McEntire (11/17/05)
Jeff and Kara McEntire of Cherokee Village announce the birth of twin daughters born Oct. 5, 2005, at St. Bernard's Medical Center in Jonesboro. Kenzie Grace weighed 5 pounds, 2 ounces, and Mallory Keagan weighed 5 pounds, 3 ounces. Grandparents are Kevin and Lita King of Highland and Beth McEntire of Ash Flat. Great-grandparents are Kenneth King, Grace Carver and Paralee McEntire, all of Ash Flat, and Armilda Tyson of Powhatan. Ellen Butler of Powhatan is the great-great-grandmother...
Cody Frank Jedlicka (11/17/05)
Dale and Tonya Jedlicka of Koshkonong are the parents of a baby boy, Cody Frank. He was born at 7:53 a.m. Nov. 9. He weighed 9 pounds 1/2 ounces and was 22 inches long. His sibling is Caitlin, 5. Grandparents are Lester and Mozella Jett of Pomona and Martin and Betty Jedlicka of Koshkonong...
Kenzie Grace and Mallory Keagan McEntire (11/17/05)
Jeff and Kara McEntire of Cherokee Village announce the birth of twin daughters born Oct. 5, 2005, at St. Bernard's Medical Center in Jonesboro. Kenzie Grace weighed 5 pounds, 2 ounces, and Mallory Keagan weighed 5 pounds, 3 ounces. Grandparents are Kevin and Lita King of Highland and Beth McEntire of Ash Flat. Great-grandparents are Kenneth King, Grace Carver and Paralee McEntire, all of Ash Flat, and Armilda Tyson of Powhatan. Ellen Butler of Powhatan is the great-great-grandmother...
Brittons celebrate 60 years of marriage (11/17/05)
Dale and Betty Britton of Cherokee village will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary Nov. 25. They will be honored with a special dinner party by their four children, Brian Britton, Brenda Pease and Beth Koester of Centralia, Ill., and Barbara Jones of Cherokee Village, and their spouses; their five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and Betty's sister, Thelma Kile of Cherokee Village...
Brittons celebrate 60 years of marriage (11/17/05)
Dale and Betty Britton of Cherokee village will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary Nov. 25. They will be honored with a special dinner party by their four children, Brian Britton, Brenda Pease and Beth Koester of Centralia, Ill., and Barbara Jones of Cherokee Village, and their spouses; their five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and Betty's sister, Thelma Kile of Cherokee Village...
Boldly Going Nowhere (11/17/05)
I'm a part-time adjunct instructor at the Ozarka College facility in Ash Flat. The other day, one of my students asked me what the difference was between Democrats and Republicans and regular people. This seemed like a strange sort of question, especially since I only teach computer courses...
Boldly Going Nowhere (11/17/05)
I'm a part-time adjunct instructor at the Ozarka College facility in Ash Flat. The other day, one of my students asked me what the difference was between Democrats and Republicans and regular people. This seemed like a strange sort of question, especially since I only teach computer courses...