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Stories from Thursday, December 1, 2005

Board signs off on QZAB bonds (12/01/05)
MAMMOTH SPRING - The Mammoth Spring School Board has signed the final papers issuing QZAB bonds as approved by school district patrons in September. School superintendent Ron Taylor said $424,728 bonds will be offered and the closing and transfer of the funds were to take place Nov. 29...
School board signs off on bond (12/01/05)
The Mammoth Spring School Board has signed the final papers issuing QZAB bonds as approved by school district patrons in September. School superintendent Ron Taylor said $424,728 bonds will be offered and the closing and transfer of the funds were to take place Nov. 29...
Dog bite lands Cave City man in jail (12/01/05)
Cave City takes its animal control ordinance seriously. Police arrested Andrew Allen Logan, 27, Nov. 23 on a warrant for 3rd degree battery and his fourth violation of the city animal control ordinance after his dog bit an elderly neighbor. Police Chief Vernon Gann received a call just after noon Nov. ...
Johnson speaks on Silver Haired Legislature (12/01/05)
OREGON COUNTY -- Silver Haired Legislature delegates from all areas of the state met in Jefferson City Oct. 26-28 for the 32nd annual legislative session. Dale Johnson of Alton represented Oregon, Shannon and Texas counties at the session. Johnson has served as the representative from the southwest region for 12 years. At the close of this year's session, Johnson was elected speaker of the SHL House of Representatives. He had served as speaker pro-temp of the SHL the last two years...
Sharp dispatch still underfunded (12/01/05)
With four of seven cities submitting payment for Central Dispatch services, the county is closer to closing the financial gap for the center. Closer, but still underfunded. At the Nov. 14 Sharp County Quorum Court meeting, Judge Joe Stidman said Sidney, Williford, Highland and Cave City had committed to pay the county for dispatch services for the last quarter of 2005...
Area parades slated (12/01/05)
Salem will hold its Christmas Lights on the Square and Parade Dec. 5 at the Courthouse Square in Salem. The parade will wind through town and around the square and be coordinated with the lighting of the Christmas lights at the square. For more information contact Salem Chamber of Commerce at 870 895-7253 or e-mail Chamber@SalemAR.com...
Holder takes part in sewing challenge (12/01/05)
MYRTLE -- Teresa Holder, family and consumer science educator for Couch School, recently competed in the B-Sew Inn Missouri Education Challenge, sponsored by Baby Lock USA. Educators from across the state participated by attending B-Sew Inn Educator workshops and technology events, B-Sew Inn Guide classes, Education Division classroom interservice plus completion and documentation of Baby Lock workbook lessons...
Area Christmas parades slated (12/01/05)
AREA -- Two Christmas parades will be held Dec. 10 in the Oregon County/Mammoth Spring area. The Koshkonong Christmas Parade will start at 10:30 a.m. The theme for the parade is "Star Spangled Christmas." Cash prizes will be awarded for the best float, best decorated bicycle. best antique or classic car and best wagon or buggy...
Johnston choice for Ozarka president job (12/01/05)
After months of searching,, Ozarka College has found its new leader. The college's board of trustees unanimously voted to hire Dr. Dusty Johnston as president of the growing two-year college at a special meeting Nov. 22. "We're excited and we think he is, too," said Karla Rush, acting president and director for advancement. "We think he will be a good fit."...
Violent storms strike area (12/01/05)
TOTALED CAMPER: The Mike Smith residence on Dove Field Lane in southeastern Fulton County did not receive any structural damage from the Nov. 27 storm that passed through the county, but this Mallard camper was blown across the property and landed upside down. The Smith's also had a lawnmower shed that was destroyed. (Photo/Sisk Lawrence)...
Alton teacher up for Disney award (12/01/05)
ALTON -- Julie Thompson, a third grade teacher at Alton Elementary School, is being recognized for her creativity and success in the classroom as a Disney Teacher Award nominee. Thompson joins an elite group of teachers from across the country who have been recognized by their communities...
Salem man charged with sex crimes (12/01/05)
A Salem man has been arrested for numerous alleged sexual encounters with a minor. John W. Welch, 43, of Pilot Hill Drive faces 11 counts of fourth degree assault (deviant sexual assault), a class D felony, and three counts of sexual indecency with a child, a class D felony, stemming from alleged encounters with a teenage boy during 2004 and 2006...
Salem man charged with sex crimes (12/01/05)
A Salem man has been arrested for numerous alleged sexual encounters with a minor. John W. Welch, 43, of Pilot Hill Drive faces 11 counts of fourth degree assault (deviant sexual assault), a class D felony, and three counts of sexual indecency with a child, a class D felony, stemming from alleged encounters with a teenage boy during 2004 and 2006...
School board signs off on bond (12/01/05)
The Mammoth Spring School Board has signed the final papers issuing QZAB bonds as approved by school district patrons in September. School superintendent Ron Taylor said $424,728 bonds will be offered and the closing and transfer of the funds were to take place Nov. 29...
Board signs off on QZAB bonds (12/01/05)
MAMMOTH SPRING - The Mammoth Spring School Board has signed the final papers issuing QZAB bonds as approved by school district patrons in September. School superintendent Ron Taylor said $424,728 bonds will be offered and the closing and transfer of the funds were to take place Nov. 29...
Alton teacher up for Disney award (12/01/05)
ALTON -- Julie Thompson, a third grade teacher at Alton Elementary School, is being recognized for her creativity and success in the classroom as a Disney Teacher Award nominee. Thompson joins an elite group of teachers from across the country who have been recognized by their communities...
Violent storms strike area (12/01/05)
TOTALED CAMPER: The Mike Smith residence on Dove Field Lane in southeastern Fulton County did not receive any structural damage from the Nov. 27 storm that passed through the county, but this Mallard camper was blown across the property and landed upside down. The Smith's also had a lawnmower shed that was destroyed. (Photo/Sisk Lawrence)...
Johnston choice for Ozarka president job (12/01/05)
After months of searching,, Ozarka College has found its new leader. The college's board of trustees unanimously voted to hire Dr. Dusty Johnston as president of the growing two-year college at a special meeting Nov. 22. "We're excited and we think he is, too," said Karla Rush, acting president and director for advancement. "We think he will be a good fit."...
Area Christmas parades slated (12/01/05)
AREA -- Two Christmas parades will be held Dec. 10 in the Oregon County/Mammoth Spring area. The Koshkonong Christmas Parade will start at 10:30 a.m. The theme for the parade is "Star Spangled Christmas." Cash prizes will be awarded for the best float, best decorated bicycle. best antique or classic car and best wagon or buggy...
Holder takes part in sewing challenge (12/01/05)
MYRTLE -- Teresa Holder, family and consumer science educator for Couch School, recently competed in the B-Sew Inn Missouri Education Challenge, sponsored by Baby Lock USA. Educators from across the state participated by attending B-Sew Inn Educator workshops and technology events, B-Sew Inn Guide classes, Education Division classroom interservice plus completion and documentation of Baby Lock workbook lessons...
Area parades slated (12/01/05)
Salem will hold its Christmas Lights on the Square and Parade Dec. 5 at the Courthouse Square in Salem. The parade will wind through town and around the square and be coordinated with the lighting of the Christmas lights at the square. For more information contact Salem Chamber of Commerce at 870 895-7253 or e-mail Chamber@SalemAR.com...
Sharp dispatch still underfunded (12/01/05)
With four of seven cities submitting payment for Central Dispatch services, the county is closer to closing the financial gap for the center. Closer, but still underfunded. At the Nov. 14 Sharp County Quorum Court meeting, Judge Joe Stidman said Sidney, Williford, Highland and Cave City had committed to pay the county for dispatch services for the last quarter of 2005...
Johnson speaks on Silver Haired Legislature (12/01/05)
OREGON COUNTY -- Silver Haired Legislature delegates from all areas of the state met in Jefferson City Oct. 26-28 for the 32nd annual legislative session. Dale Johnson of Alton represented Oregon, Shannon and Texas counties at the session. Johnson has served as the representative from the southwest region for 12 years. At the close of this year's session, Johnson was elected speaker of the SHL House of Representatives. He had served as speaker pro-temp of the SHL the last two years...
Dog bite lands Cave City man in jail (12/01/05)
Cave City takes its animal control ordinance seriously. Police arrested Andrew Allen Logan, 27, Nov. 23 on a warrant for 3rd degree battery and his fourth violation of the city animal control ordinance after his dog bit an elderly neighbor. Police Chief Vernon Gann received a call just after noon Nov. ...
Ash Flat Christmas parade slated (12/01/05)
Ash Flat will hold its Christmas Parade Dec. 3 at 2 p.m. The lineup will be at 12:30 p.m. in the Forschler's parking lot (old Wal-Mart store). Troy and Roberta Meacham will be the grand marshals. Santa will be on Main Street after the parade for pictures and free bags of goodies furnished by the Ash Flat Fire Department. Ash Flat businesses will be serving hot chocolate, hot punch and cookies. Drawings will be held...
Highland band to hold Christmas concert (12/01/05)
Highland Bands will present their annual Christmas concert Dec. 4 at 2:30 p.m. in the John Cooper Gymnasium on the campus of Highland High School. The beginning band, junior band and senior band will perform along with the junior high percussion ensemble...
Pen Women to feature Elizabeth Reed (12/01/05)
The December meeting of the Spring River Branch of the National League of American Pen Women will be held 10 a.m. Dec. 7 in the fellowship room of Cherokee Village Lutheran Church, located on Okmulgee Drive in Cherokee Village. Guests for this annual Christmas-time meeting will be Elizabeth Reed, the 2005 recipient of the Spring River Branch of the Pen Women's "Mature Woman" grant. ...
Christmas concert slated (12/01/05)
Cherokee Village Community Chorus will present as their Christmas concert. "A Time to be Jolly" Dec. 3 at 2 p.m. in the auditorium at Omaha Center. The chorus will present 10 numbers, interspersed with small group renditions of several other Christmas favorites...
Penn graduates from basic training (12/01/05)
Army Pvt. Amy L. Penn has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. She is the daughter of Rebecca Marlin and granddaughter of Barbara Penn, both of Cave City. Penn is a 2003 graduate of Cave City High School. During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values, physical fitness, and received instruction and practice in basic combat skills, military weapons, chemical warfare and bayonet training, drill and ceremony, marching, rifle marksmanship, armed and unarmed combat, map reading, field tactics, military courtesy, military justice system, basic first aid, foot marches and field training exercises.. ...
Highland band to hold Christmas concert (12/01/05)
Highland Bands will present their annual Christmas concert Dec. 4 at 2:30 p.m. in the John Cooper Gymnasium on the campus of Highland High School. The beginning band, junior band and senior band will perform along with the junior high percussion ensemble...
Ash Flat Christmas parade slated (12/01/05)
Ash Flat will hold its Christmas Parade Dec. 3 at 2 p.m. The lineup will be at 12:30 p.m. in the Forschler's parking lot (old Wal-Mart store). Troy and Roberta Meacham will be the grand marshals. Santa will be on Main Street after the parade for pictures and free bags of goodies furnished by the Ash Flat Fire Department. Ash Flat businesses will be serving hot chocolate, hot punch and cookies. Drawings will be held...
Penn graduates from basic training (12/01/05)
Army Pvt. Amy L. Penn has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. She is the daughter of Rebecca Marlin and granddaughter of Barbara Penn, both of Cave City. Penn is a 2003 graduate of Cave City High School. During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values, physical fitness, and received instruction and practice in basic combat skills, military weapons, chemical warfare and bayonet training, drill and ceremony, marching, rifle marksmanship, armed and unarmed combat, map reading, field tactics, military courtesy, military justice system, basic first aid, foot marches and field training exercises.. ...
Christmas concert slated (12/01/05)
Cherokee Village Community Chorus will present as their Christmas concert. "A Time to be Jolly" Dec. 3 at 2 p.m. in the auditorium at Omaha Center. The chorus will present 10 numbers, interspersed with small group renditions of several other Christmas favorites...
Pen Women to feature Elizabeth Reed (12/01/05)
The December meeting of the Spring River Branch of the National League of American Pen Women will be held 10 a.m. Dec. 7 in the fellowship room of Cherokee Village Lutheran Church, located on Okmulgee Drive in Cherokee Village. Guests for this annual Christmas-time meeting will be Elizabeth Reed, the 2005 recipient of the Spring River Branch of the Pen Women's "Mature Woman" grant. ...
Salem drops pair in The Cave (12/01/05)
It's a wonder there weren't oxygen tanks at the end of each bench as the Cave City Cavemen and Salem Greyhounds hooked up Nov. 21 for a non-conference clash at The Cave. This was most definitely a high-octane, pedal-to-the-metal, leave-you-breathless kind of affair, a true run-and-gun game if there ever was one...
Lady Grizzlies place third in national tournament (12/01/05)
By the looks on their faces, one might have thought the Missouri State University-West Plains Lady Grizzlies had won the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Division I Women's National Volleyball Championship Nov. 23 after completing a hard-fought, five-game match against Western Nebraska Community College from Scottsbluff...
Salem Mighty Mites fourth in state (12/01/05)
The Salem Greyhound 10-and-under Mighty Mite football team capped a successful run through the Turkey Bowl Tournament Nov. 19 and 20 in Little Rock with a fourth-place finish. Salem found itself in new territory in the tourney, as for the first time this year, the Greyhound Mighty Mites played in games that involved kickoffs and punts...
Salem Mighty Mites fourth in state (12/01/05)
The Salem Greyhound 10-and-under Mighty Mite football team capped a successful run through the Turkey Bowl Tournament Nov. 19 and 20 in Little Rock with a fourth-place finish. Salem found itself in new territory in the tourney, as for the first time this year, the Greyhound Mighty Mites played in games that involved kickoffs and punts...
Lady Grizzlies place third in national tournament (12/01/05)
By the looks on their faces, one might have thought the Missouri State University-West Plains Lady Grizzlies had won the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Division I Women's National Volleyball Championship Nov. 23 after completing a hard-fought, five-game match against Western Nebraska Community College from Scottsbluff...
Salem drops pair in The Cave (12/01/05)
It's a wonder there weren't oxygen tanks at the end of each bench as the Cave City Cavemen and Salem Greyhounds hooked up Nov. 21 for a non-conference clash at The Cave. This was most definitely a high-octane, pedal-to-the-metal, leave-you-breathless kind of affair, a true run-and-gun game if there ever was one...
Bobby Gene Beaver (12/01/05)
Bobby Gene Beaver, of Viola, son of the late Farest and Lillie Mae McElmurry Beaver, was born Nov. 13, 1926, in Viola, Ark. He died Nov. 18, 2005, at Viola at the age of 79 years. Gene was married to Fern Hand on Jan. 14, 1948, at Mountain Home, Ark. He spent his working years as a husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, carpenter, farmer and service station operator. He was a member of Viola First Baptist Church and served his country in the United Sates Army during World War II...
Bonnie Jean Huskey (12/01/05)
Bonnie Jean Clements Huskey, 68, of Cave City, Ark., died Nov. 18, 2005, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. She was born Jan. 15, 1937, at Ravenden, Ark., to Hanley and Thelma Clements. She retired after 18 years as a school bus driver and custodian for Strawberry School District. She was a teacher's aid, a volunteer foster grandparent and a Christian...
James Robert Clifft Jr. (12/01/05)
James Robert (Jack) Clifft Jr., son of the late James Robert Clifft, Sr. and Arkie Evelyn Welch Clifft, was born May 28, 1921, in Hickory Flat, Ark. He died Nov. 18, 2005, at Batesville at the age of 84 years. He was united in marriage to Kathleen Jackson on Nov. 9, 1940, in Ash Flat and to this union a daughter was born...
Doyle Crotts (12/01/05)
Doyle Crotts, of Mountain Home, Ark., son of the late Tommy Charles Crotts and Gracie Davis Crotts, was born March 18, 1928, in Argesy, Ark. He died Nov. 22, 2005, at Baxter Regional Medical Center in Mountain Home at the age of 77 years. He was united in marriage to Louise Hoslstine on March 22, 1950, in Salem, Ark. and to this union one daughter was born. He was employed by Baxter Health Care in Mountain Home until his retiement in 1989 after 27 years. He was a member of the Baptist Church...
Marcella Willbanks (12/01/05)
Marcella Willbanks, 83, of Elsberry, Mo., formerly of Ozark Acres, Ark., died Nov. 23, 2005, at her residence in Elsberry. She was retired from Barnes Hospital and was a member of Williford Church of Christ. She was the daughter of the late William Williamson and Lillian Craig Williamson...
Herbert E. Kazzee (12/01/05)
Herbert E. Kazzee, 65, of Hardy, Ark., died Nov. 24, 2005, at his residence. He was born April 15, 1940, at Pocahontas, Ark., the son of the late Andrew Talmadge Kazzee and Cecil Hill Kazzee. Survivors include his wife, Vickie Whitney Kazzee of the home; two stepsons, Shane Holland and Troy Daniel both of Hardy; one stepdaughter, Johnna Spikes of Salt Lake City, Utah; two brothers, Bill Kazzee and Harold Kazzee both of Pocahontas; six step-grandchildren; one sister, Helen Head of Sedgewick; and several nieces and nephews.. ...
Barbara Lynn Baker (12/01/05)
Barbara Lynn Baker was born Jan. 3, 1951, in Springfield, Mo., and died Nov. 18, 2005, at Shady Oaks Healthcare in Thayer, Mo. Lynn attended the Thayer School before moving to Memphis, Tenn. After graduating Lynn became a flight attendant for U.S. Air in Memphis...
Leamond DeWitt (12/01/05)
Leamond Thurston DeWitt, of Viola, son of the late Henry A. and Oma Sanders DeWitt, was born Nov. 28, 1928, at Rodney, Ark. He died Nov. 25, 2005, at his home in Viola at the age of 76 years. He was married to Pauline Sexton on July 19, 1952, at Viola and to this union seven children were born. He spent his life as a laborer and raising his family. He served his country in the United States Army during the Korean War...
Nona Jean Ford (12/01/05)
Nona Jean Ford, 56, of Cave City, died Nov. 18, 2005, at the White River Medical Center in Batesville. She was born Feb. 26, 1949, at Sidney to William and Norma Lee Taylor Wilkes. She was a homemaker and was of the Baptist faith. Survivors include her husband, Ernie Ford of the home; one son, and daughter-in-law, Marty and Shanda Shreve of Fort Worth, Texas; one daughter and son-in-law, Jenny and Mike Davis of Cave City; her step-mother, Lula Wilkes of Cave City; two step-sons and daughters-in-law, Rodney and Connie Ford of Evening Shade, Ronnie and Shayla Ford of Sulphur Rock; two step-daughters and sons-in-law, Charlotte and James Royal of Evening Shade and Melissa and Mike Walls of Sidney; two grandchildren, Emilee Davis and Parker Davis both of Cave City; nine step-grandchildren, Chris Ford, Nikki Ford, Jessica Royal, Jamie Royal and Joseph Royal all of Evening Shade, Samantha Walls and Michaela Walls both of Sidney, Tyler Ford and Trevor Ford both of Sulphur Rock; four brothers, Archie Wilkes, Danny Wilkes and Bobby Wilkes all of Cave City and Buell Wilkes of Evening Shade; a sister, Nema Thompson of Sidney; nieces and nephews and other relatives and friends.. ...
Ina Mae Ford Walker (12/01/05)
Ina Mae Ford Walker, 84, of Batesville, died Nov. 25, 2005 in Batesville. She was born Aug. 9, 1921, in Sidney, the son of the late George W. Ford and Nettie Jane Carpenter Ford. She was a retired nurse's aid and had worked at North Arkansas Clinic. She was a member and was active in West Baptist Church and also enjoyed playing bingo...
Derald Alan Ficken (12/01/05)
Derald Alan Ficken, 61, was born Jan. 18, 1944 at St. Ansgar, Iowa, the son of Albert and Marcella Elsie Norman Ficken. He died Nov. 17, 2005, at his home near Birch Tree, Mo.. He graduated high school on May 21, 1963. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and brother...
Brian Keith Rouse (12/01/05)
Brian Keith Rouse, 31, of Salem, Ark., was born Jan. 4, 1974, in Searcy, Ark., and died Nov. 15, 2005, at his residence in Salem. Survivors include his wife, BillieJo Rouse and four children, Christopher Rouse, Hunter Rouse, Christina Rouse and Dustin Rouse; his mother, Martha Rouse; two brothers Claude Rouse and Bruce Rouse; two sisters, Terri Ward and Lori Toth; and several nieces and nephews...
Myrtie Ola Ramsey (12/01/05)
Myrtie Ola Ramsey, 85, of Jonesboro, La., formerly of Cave City, Ark., died Nov. 23, 2005, at Jackson Manor Nursing and Rehab in Jonesboro, La. She was born Feb. 18, 1920 at Evening Shade to Samuel and Leona Arnold Taylor. She was a homemaker and a pastor's wife for 60 years in the Church of God...
Mary Rowena King (12/01/05)
Mary Rowena King, of Salem, daughter of the late J.R. and Viola Johnson Gibson, was born Sept. 4, 1932, in Walnut Ridge, and died Nov. 12, 2005, at Salem at the age of 73 years. She was married to Emery Lee King Nov. 9, 1983, at El Dorado. She spent her working years as a wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and a housekeeper at Fulton County Nursing Center and a member of Salem First Baptist Church...
Brian Keith Rouse (12/01/05)
Brian Keith Rouse, 31, of Salem, Ark., was born Jan. 4, 1974, in Searcy, Ark., and died Nov. 15, 2005, at his residence in Salem. Survivors include his wife, BillieJo Rouse and four children, Christopher Rouse, Hunter Rouse, Christina Rouse and Dustin Rouse; his mother, Martha Rouse; two brothers Claude Rouse and Bruce Rouse; two sisters, Terri Ward and Lori Toth; and several nieces and nephews...
Ina Mae Ford Walker (12/01/05)
Ina Mae Ford Walker, 84, of Batesville, died Nov. 25, 2005 in Batesville. She was born Aug. 9, 1921, in Sidney, the son of the late George W. Ford and Nettie Jane Carpenter Ford. She was a retired nurse's aid and had worked at North Arkansas Clinic. She was a member and was active in West Baptist Church and also enjoyed playing bingo...
Bobby Gene Beaver (12/01/05)
Bobby Gene Beaver, of Viola, son of the late Farest and Lillie Mae McElmurry Beaver, was born Nov. 13, 1926, in Viola, Ark. He died Nov. 18, 2005, at Viola at the age of 79 years. Gene was married to Fern Hand on Jan. 14, 1948, at Mountain Home, Ark. He spent his working years as a husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, carpenter, farmer and service station operator. He was a member of Viola First Baptist Church and served his country in the United Sates Army during World War II...
James Robert Clifft Jr. (12/01/05)
James Robert (Jack) Clifft Jr., son of the late James Robert Clifft, Sr. and Arkie Evelyn Welch Clifft, was born May 28, 1921, in Hickory Flat, Ark. He died Nov. 18, 2005, at Batesville at the age of 84 years. He was united in marriage to Kathleen Jackson on Nov. 9, 1940, in Ash Flat and to this union a daughter was born...
Bonnie Jean Huskey (12/01/05)
Bonnie Jean Clements Huskey, 68, of Cave City, Ark., died Nov. 18, 2005, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. She was born Jan. 15, 1937, at Ravenden, Ark., to Hanley and Thelma Clements. She retired after 18 years as a school bus driver and custodian for Strawberry School District. She was a teacher's aid, a volunteer foster grandparent and a Christian...
Derald Alan Ficken (12/01/05)
Derald Alan Ficken, 61, was born Jan. 18, 1944 at St. Ansgar, Iowa, the son of Albert and Marcella Elsie Norman Ficken. He died Nov. 17, 2005, at his home near Birch Tree, Mo.. He graduated high school on May 21, 1963. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and brother...
Nona Jean Ford (12/01/05)
Nona Jean Ford, 56, of Cave City, died Nov. 18, 2005, at the White River Medical Center in Batesville. She was born Feb. 26, 1949, at Sidney to William and Norma Lee Taylor Wilkes. She was a homemaker and was of the Baptist faith. Survivors include her husband, Ernie Ford of the home; one son, and daughter-in-law, Marty and Shanda Shreve of Fort Worth, Texas; one daughter and son-in-law, Jenny and Mike Davis of Cave City; her step-mother, Lula Wilkes of Cave City; two step-sons and daughters-in-law, Rodney and Connie Ford of Evening Shade, Ronnie and Shayla Ford of Sulphur Rock; two step-daughters and sons-in-law, Charlotte and James Royal of Evening Shade and Melissa and Mike Walls of Sidney; two grandchildren, Emilee Davis and Parker Davis both of Cave City; nine step-grandchildren, Chris Ford, Nikki Ford, Jessica Royal, Jamie Royal and Joseph Royal all of Evening Shade, Samantha Walls and Michaela Walls both of Sidney, Tyler Ford and Trevor Ford both of Sulphur Rock; four brothers, Archie Wilkes, Danny Wilkes and Bobby Wilkes all of Cave City and Buell Wilkes of Evening Shade; a sister, Nema Thompson of Sidney; nieces and nephews and other relatives and friends.. ...
Leamond DeWitt (12/01/05)
Leamond Thurston DeWitt, of Viola, son of the late Henry A. and Oma Sanders DeWitt, was born Nov. 28, 1928, at Rodney, Ark. He died Nov. 25, 2005, at his home in Viola at the age of 76 years. He was married to Pauline Sexton on July 19, 1952, at Viola and to this union seven children were born. He spent his life as a laborer and raising his family. He served his country in the United States Army during the Korean War...
Herbert E. Kazzee (12/01/05)
Herbert E. Kazzee, 65, of Hardy, Ark., died Nov. 24, 2005, at his residence. He was born April 15, 1940, at Pocahontas, Ark., the son of the late Andrew Talmadge Kazzee and Cecil Hill Kazzee. Survivors include his wife, Vickie Whitney Kazzee of the home; two stepsons, Shane Holland and Troy Daniel both of Hardy; one stepdaughter, Johnna Spikes of Salt Lake City, Utah; two brothers, Bill Kazzee and Harold Kazzee both of Pocahontas; six step-grandchildren; one sister, Helen Head of Sedgewick; and several nieces and nephews.. ...
Mary Rowena King (12/01/05)
Mary Rowena King, of Salem, daughter of the late J.R. and Viola Johnson Gibson, was born Sept. 4, 1932, in Walnut Ridge, and died Nov. 12, 2005, at Salem at the age of 73 years. She was married to Emery Lee King Nov. 9, 1983, at El Dorado. She spent her working years as a wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and a housekeeper at Fulton County Nursing Center and a member of Salem First Baptist Church...
Barbara Lynn Baker (12/01/05)
Barbara Lynn Baker was born Jan. 3, 1951, in Springfield, Mo., and died Nov. 18, 2005, at Shady Oaks Healthcare in Thayer, Mo. Lynn attended the Thayer School before moving to Memphis, Tenn. After graduating Lynn became a flight attendant for U.S. Air in Memphis...
Myrtie Ola Ramsey (12/01/05)
Myrtie Ola Ramsey, 85, of Jonesboro, La., formerly of Cave City, Ark., died Nov. 23, 2005, at Jackson Manor Nursing and Rehab in Jonesboro, La. She was born Feb. 18, 1920 at Evening Shade to Samuel and Leona Arnold Taylor. She was a homemaker and a pastor's wife for 60 years in the Church of God...
Marcella Willbanks (12/01/05)
Marcella Willbanks, 83, of Elsberry, Mo., formerly of Ozark Acres, Ark., died Nov. 23, 2005, at her residence in Elsberry. She was retired from Barnes Hospital and was a member of Williford Church of Christ. She was the daughter of the late William Williamson and Lillian Craig Williamson...
Doyle Crotts (12/01/05)
Doyle Crotts, of Mountain Home, Ark., son of the late Tommy Charles Crotts and Gracie Davis Crotts, was born March 18, 1928, in Argesy, Ark. He died Nov. 22, 2005, at Baxter Regional Medical Center in Mountain Home at the age of 77 years. He was united in marriage to Louise Hoslstine on March 22, 1950, in Salem, Ark. and to this union one daughter was born. He was employed by Baxter Health Care in Mountain Home until his retiement in 1989 after 27 years. He was a member of the Baptist Church...
Crotts celebrates 101 years of life (12/01/05)
Chloe Crotts, a resident of the Fulton County Nursing and Rehab, was honored with a 101st birthday party Nov. 18. The party was hosted by administrator Perry Tidwell and his department staff. It was enjoyed by many friends, family members and residents of the nursing center. The table was decorated with a beautiful cake, yellow and purple flowers and balloons. Crotts wore a corsage of yellow and purple flowers...
Elizabeth Jeaneva Burgess (12/01/05)
Rachel and Brent Burgess of Ozark Ares announce the birth of their daughter, Elizabeth Jeaneva, born on Oct. 1, 2005, in St. Bernard's Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro. She weighed 6 pounds, 13 ounces and was 21-1/2 inches long. Grandparents are Clyde and Donna Collins of Ozark Acres and Eric and Sandra Burgess of Huntsville, Ala...
Elizabeth Jeaneva Burgess (12/01/05)
Rachel and Brent Burgess of Ozark Ares announce the birth of their daughter, Elizabeth Jeaneva, born on Oct. 1, 2005, in St. Bernard's Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro. She weighed 6 pounds, 13 ounces and was 21-1/2 inches long. Grandparents are Clyde and Donna Collins of Ozark Acres and Eric and Sandra Burgess of Huntsville, Ala...
Crotts celebrates 101 years of life (12/01/05)
Chloe Crotts, a resident of the Fulton County Nursing and Rehab, was honored with a 101st birthday party Nov. 18. The party was hosted by administrator Perry Tidwell and his department staff. It was enjoyed by many friends, family members and residents of the nursing center. The table was decorated with a beautiful cake, yellow and purple flowers and balloons. Crotts wore a corsage of yellow and purple flowers...
Boldly Going Nowhere (12/01/05)
The USA controls 3 percent of the world's proven oil supply yet consumes 25 percent of the world's oil, thereby allowing foreign governments, corrupt political leaders and terrorists to have leverage on our economy. Under these conditions, oil industry conglomerates reap astronomical profits and cause economic instability...
Cookes to celebrate golden anniversary (12/01/05)
Mr. and Mrs. Joe Cooke of Alton will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary. A reception will be held in their honor at Community Worship Center in Alton Dec. 17 from 2-4 p.m. All friends and relatives are invited. No gifts please. Joe and Marion were married on Dec. 27, 1955, in West Palm Beach, Fla...
Cookes to celebrate golden anniversary (12/01/05)
Mr. and Mrs. Joe Cooke of Alton will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary. A reception will be held in their honor at Community Worship Center in Alton Dec. 17 from 2-4 p.m. All friends and relatives are invited. No gifts please. Joe and Marion were married on Dec. 27, 1955, in West Palm Beach, Fla...
Boldly Going Nowhere (12/01/05)
The USA controls 3 percent of the world's proven oil supply yet consumes 25 percent of the world's oil, thereby allowing foreign governments, corrupt political leaders and terrorists to have leverage on our economy. Under these conditions, oil industry conglomerates reap astronomical profits and cause economic instability...