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Stories from Thursday, December 29, 2005

Angel Food package orders available soon (12/29/05)
Orders for Angel Food packages can be placed Jan. 1 from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. at the Viola Assembly of God. Orders will be available for pickup Jan. 21 from 12 to 2 p.m. Boxes are not provided. The food packages, provided through Angel Food Ministries, are for sale for $25 and provides meals for a family of four for approximately a week. ...
Mother sentenced in child abduction (12/29/05)
A former Cherokee Village woman who kidnapped her child from a foster home in Illinois was sentenced Dec. 16 in Mercer County, Ill. Aimee Hankins, 34, pleaded guilty to one count of child abduction. Another count was dismissed. She is currently free...
Last half of 2005 marked by tornadoes (12/29/05)
JULY: A new district ranger, Tim Bond, was hired to oversee the Mark Twain National Forest. The Oregon County Sheriff's Office was instrumental in recovering safes and ATMs from a six-county area in southern Missouri. Three people were arrested and charged with burglary and theft. They are Lorretta Meyette and Chad Lovett, both of Salem, Mo., and Randy Compney of New Hampshire. All three are awaiting trial on the charges...
2005 in review (12/29/05)
JULY: A Salem man, Brian Rouse, 31, was charged with battery after he allegedly beat Scott Shempert with an aluminum ball bat. He is still waiting trial on the charges. Doug Rush was fired as Ozarka College president. He had served as president of the college since 1972. The board of directors at the college said Rush had violated state law because the school had taken bids on a new workout gym at the college before placing an ad for the bids in a state newspaper...
County library receives grant (12/29/05)
OREGON COUNTY -- The Oregon County Library District received word last week that it has received a grant from the federal Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) through the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) administered by the Missouri State Library...
Deckard: progress made in 2005 (12/29/05)
THAYER -- Thayer Mayor Allen Deckard said that the city of Thayer has progressed well in 2005. He said he is proud of the accomplishments the city made this past year. "We owe our city employees a big thank you for all the work they did this holiday season putting up our Christmas decorations and making our city look its best," he said...
West Plains man arrested in auto theft ring (12/29/05)
Working from information obtained from the Fulton County Sheriff's Department and in conjunction with West Plains Police Department, officers of the Izard County Sheriff's Department located a 1991 Chevrolet truck reported stolen from Missouri. Chief Deputy Earnie Blackley and Investigator James Humphrey made a traffic stop Dec. ...
Stolen checks lead to arrests (12/29/05)
MAMMOTH SPRING -- Mammoth Spring Police Chief Michael Davis said early Christmas shopping on someone else's stolen checkbook from a closed checking account has landed two people in the Fulton County Jail. Two Thayer residents have been arrested and charged with four counts of felony forgery...
Prospective buyer still hopeful for deal on hospital (12/29/05)
Negotiations are continuing for the purchase of the former Eastern Ozarks Regional Health System, and the prospective owner remains hopeful the deal will go through. "It's still back and forth with (owner Bob) Becht," said Frank Schupp, who is attempting to purchase the 40-bed hospital in Cherokee Village on his own with a group of investors. Schupp said he is reviewing the third draft of the purchase agreement...
Runaways apprehended (12/29/05)
Helicopters were brought in from Baxter County to help Fulton County deputies in the search for two runaway teen-agers from Viola suspected of stealing, then ditching, a car. According to Fulton County Chief Deputy Paul Martin, the girls, 15 and 17, ran away from home Dec. 22 and stole a 2001 Monte Carlo from Philip Steed's residence just south of Gepp...
Christmas fire (12/29/05)
HOUSE FIRE: Oregon County Sheriff Tim Ward assisted the Mammoth Spring Fire Department Dec. 25 helping put out a house fire at 775 Bethel Street. The house was occupied by Tywana Mullins and Billy Martin. The couple was able to save some furniture and Christmas presents. Mammoth Spring Fire Chief Frank McComas was out of town the day of the fire and had no information regarding the fire. No one was injured in the blaze...
Runaways apprehended (12/29/05)
Helicopters were brought in from Baxter County to help Fulton County deputies in the search for two runaway teen-agers from Viola suspected of stealing, then ditching, a car. According to Fulton County Chief Deputy Paul Martin, the girls, 15 and 17, ran away from home Dec. 22 and stole a 2001 Monte Carlo from Philip Steed's residence just south of Gepp...
County library receives grant (12/29/05)
OREGON COUNTY -- The Oregon County Library District received word last week that it has received a grant from the federal Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) through the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) administered by the Missouri State Library...
Deckard: progress made in 2005 (12/29/05)
THAYER -- Thayer Mayor Allen Deckard said that the city of Thayer has progressed well in 2005. He said he is proud of the accomplishments the city made this past year. "We owe our city employees a big thank you for all the work they did this holiday season putting up our Christmas decorations and making our city look its best," he said...
Last half of 2005 marked by tornadoes (12/29/05)
JULY: A new district ranger, Tim Bond, was hired to oversee the Mark Twain National Forest. The Oregon County Sheriff's Office was instrumental in recovering safes and ATMs from a six-county area in southern Missouri. Three people were arrested and charged with burglary and theft. They are Lorretta Meyette and Chad Lovett, both of Salem, Mo., and Randy Compney of New Hampshire. All three are awaiting trial on the charges...
West Plains man arrested in auto theft ring (12/29/05)
Working from information obtained from the Fulton County Sheriff's Department and in conjunction with West Plains Police Department, officers of the Izard County Sheriff's Department located a 1991 Chevrolet truck reported stolen from Missouri. Chief Deputy Earnie Blackley and Investigator James Humphrey made a traffic stop Dec. ...
Angel Food package orders available soon (12/29/05)
Orders for Angel Food packages can be placed Jan. 1 from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. at the Viola Assembly of God. Orders will be available for pickup Jan. 21 from 12 to 2 p.m. Boxes are not provided. The food packages, provided through Angel Food Ministries, are for sale for $25 and provides meals for a family of four for approximately a week. ...
2005 in review (12/29/05)
JULY: A Salem man, Brian Rouse, 31, was charged with battery after he allegedly beat Scott Shempert with an aluminum ball bat. He is still waiting trial on the charges. Doug Rush was fired as Ozarka College president. He had served as president of the college since 1972. The board of directors at the college said Rush had violated state law because the school had taken bids on a new workout gym at the college before placing an ad for the bids in a state newspaper...
Mother sentenced in child abduction (12/29/05)
A former Cherokee Village woman who kidnapped her child from a foster home in Illinois was sentenced Dec. 16 in Mercer County, Ill. Aimee Hankins, 34, pleaded guilty to one count of child abduction. Another count was dismissed. She is currently free...
Prospective buyer still hopeful for deal on hospital (12/29/05)
Negotiations are continuing for the purchase of the former Eastern Ozarks Regional Health System, and the prospective owner remains hopeful the deal will go through. "It's still back and forth with (owner Bob) Becht," said Frank Schupp, who is attempting to purchase the 40-bed hospital in Cherokee Village on his own with a group of investors. Schupp said he is reviewing the third draft of the purchase agreement...
Stolen checks lead to arrests (12/29/05)
MAMMOTH SPRING -- Mammoth Spring Police Chief Michael Davis said early Christmas shopping on someone else's stolen checkbook from a closed checking account has landed two people in the Fulton County Jail. Two Thayer residents have been arrested and charged with four counts of felony forgery...
Christmas fire (12/29/05)
HOUSE FIRE: Oregon County Sheriff Tim Ward assisted the Mammoth Spring Fire Department Dec. 25 helping put out a house fire at 775 Bethel Street. The house was occupied by Tywana Mullins and Billy Martin. The couple was able to save some furniture and Christmas presents. Mammoth Spring Fire Chief Frank McComas was out of town the day of the fire and had no information regarding the fire. No one was injured in the blaze...
UACCB spring course sign-up slated (12/29/05)
The University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville will hold spring registration Jan. 4 and 5 from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. in Independence Hall. The spring schedule includes over 280 classes, 48 online and 86 that begin at 4 p.m. or after. Schedules are available online at www.uaccb.edu. The campus closed Dec. 22 for the Christmas holidays and will reopen on Jan. 3 at 8 a.m...
History committee to meet (12/29/05)
The next meeting of the Fulton County History Book Committee will be Jan. 3 at 1 p.m. at Ole Main on the old Salem school campus on North Street. The group is working on the history of Fulton County schools. Anyone having photos and information can bring it to the meeting or e-mail it to heritage@SalemAR.com. Information can also be mailed to Fulton County Heritage Committee, P.O. Box 763, Salem AR 72576, faxed to 870-895-2852 or left at the Fulton County Extension Office in Salem...
Sharp County students make UACCB dean's list (12/29/05)
Patricia Bentley, Brandi Finster, Callie Slade, all of Cave City, and Amanda Massy and Timothy Palmer of Poughkeepsie were among the 59 students who were named to the fall 2005 Chancellor's List at the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville...
Perry graduates from Drury (12/29/05)
The family of Malynne Perry announce her graduation on Dec. 17 from Drury University in Springfield with a bachelor of science degree in history with the status of magna cum laude which requires a 3.75 grade point average or above. Perry had attended UMKC when she graduated from Thayer High School in 1977 and attained 12 credit hours...
Moore, Matheny to wed (12/29/05)
The parents of William Marcus D. Matheny and Valerie G. Moore invite family and friends to the marriage of their children Jan. 7, 2006. The ceremony will be officiated by Pastor Pat Hovis at Ravenden Baptist Church at 2 p.m. The bride is the daughter of Joe and Rona Moore of Ash Flat, and Beula and Norman Sharp of Highland. ...
History committee to meet (12/29/05)
The next meeting of the Fulton County History Book Committee will be Jan. 3 at 1 p.m. at Ole Main on the old Salem school campus on North Street. The group is working on the history of Fulton County schools. Anyone having photos and information can bring it to the meeting or e-mail it to heritage@SalemAR.com. Information can also be mailed to Fulton County Heritage Committee, P.O. Box 763, Salem AR 72576, faxed to 870-895-2852 or left at the Fulton County Extension Office in Salem...
UACCB spring course sign-up slated (12/29/05)
The University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville will hold spring registration Jan. 4 and 5 from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. in Independence Hall. The spring schedule includes over 280 classes, 48 online and 86 that begin at 4 p.m. or after. Schedules are available online at www.uaccb.edu. The campus closed Dec. 22 for the Christmas holidays and will reopen on Jan. 3 at 8 a.m...
Perry graduates from Drury (12/29/05)
The family of Malynne Perry announce her graduation on Dec. 17 from Drury University in Springfield with a bachelor of science degree in history with the status of magna cum laude which requires a 3.75 grade point average or above. Perry had attended UMKC when she graduated from Thayer High School in 1977 and attained 12 credit hours...
Sharp County students make UACCB dean's list (12/29/05)
Patricia Bentley, Brandi Finster, Callie Slade, all of Cave City, and Amanda Massy and Timothy Palmer of Poughkeepsie were among the 59 students who were named to the fall 2005 Chancellor's List at the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville...
Moore, Matheny to wed (12/29/05)
The parents of William Marcus D. Matheny and Valerie G. Moore invite family and friends to the marriage of their children Jan. 7, 2006. The ceremony will be officiated by Pastor Pat Hovis at Ravenden Baptist Church at 2 p.m. The bride is the daughter of Joe and Rona Moore of Ash Flat, and Beula and Norman Sharp of Highland. ...
Late surge by Cougars falls short (12/29/05)
Attempts to knock off the Cave City Cavemen on their home hardwood the first half of the 2005 season have, on all occasions but one, been a losing proposition. Other than Highland, which beat the Cavemen on homecoming, Cave City's opponents have routinely left The Cave with a double-digit loss in tow...
Houston no problem for Lady Cats second time around (12/29/05)
Oh what a difference a week makes. After falling to the Houston Lady Tigers 52-42 in the first round of the Mansfield Invitational Tournament Dec. 12, the Thayer Lady Bobcats opened South Central Association play Dec. 19 by hosting the aforementioned Lady Tigers...
Yellowjackets sting Hounds on inside (12/29/05)
The Salem Greyhounds found out just why the Bay Yellowjackets were awarded the number two seed in the A-AA brackets of the 2005 Northeast Arkansas Invitational Tournament. Using a powerful inside attack, Bay knocked the Greyhounds out of the tourney with a 79-51 loss Dec. 22 at the Convocation Center in Jonesboro...
Viola tops Couch (12/29/05)
Viola headed into the Christmas break on a high note by sweeping Couch, Mo., in a pair of non-conference games at the Longhorn Corral Dec. 19. The Longhorns (13-6) exploded for a 20-0 burst in the second period to put the Indians on ice, en route to a 59-40 win over Couch...
Viola tops Couch (12/29/05)
Viola headed into the Christmas break on a high note by sweeping Couch, Mo., in a pair of non-conference games at the Longhorn Corral Dec. 19. The Longhorns (13-6) exploded for a 20-0 burst in the second period to put the Indians on ice, en route to a 59-40 win over Couch...
Yellowjackets sting Hounds on inside (12/29/05)
The Salem Greyhounds found out just why the Bay Yellowjackets were awarded the number two seed in the A-AA brackets of the 2005 Northeast Arkansas Invitational Tournament. Using a powerful inside attack, Bay knocked the Greyhounds out of the tourney with a 79-51 loss Dec. 22 at the Convocation Center in Jonesboro...
Houston no problem for Lady Cats second time around (12/29/05)
Oh what a difference a week makes. After falling to the Houston Lady Tigers 52-42 in the first round of the Mansfield Invitational Tournament Dec. 12, the Thayer Lady Bobcats opened South Central Association play Dec. 19 by hosting the aforementioned Lady Tigers...
Late surge by Cougars falls short (12/29/05)
Attempts to knock off the Cave City Cavemen on their home hardwood the first half of the 2005 season have, on all occasions but one, been a losing proposition. Other than Highland, which beat the Cavemen on homecoming, Cave City's opponents have routinely left The Cave with a double-digit loss in tow...
James Nathan Davis (12/29/05)
James Nathan Davis, of St. Charles, Mo., was born March 6, 1982, in Salem, Ark. He died Dec. 17, 2005, in Salem, at the age of 23 years. He was a salesman for a photography studio and was of the Baptist faith. Survivors include his daughter, Patience Lawson of Thayer, Mo.; parents, Tina Crenshaw and Richard Swinea of St. ...
Phyllis M. Larson (12/29/05)
Phyllis M. Larson, 79, of Horseshoe Bend died Dec. 19, 2005 at the Baxter Regional Medical Center in Mountain Home, Ark. She was born Dec. 23, 1925, in Chicago, Ill., the daughter of Henry and Anna Mueller. She married Carlyle Larson March 5, 1974, in Chicago. She was co-owner of Condiment Food Services during her working years...
Thomas (T. J.) Pleasant Jr. (12/29/05)
Thomas Arthur (T.J.) Pleasant Jr., was born Oct. 28, 1987, in Mountain Home, Ark. He died Dec. 17, 2005, at the age of 18 years. T.J. was a senior at the Salem High School. He was a member or active in various clubs and organizations. He was dearly loved and will be missed by all...
Anne C. Heath (12/29/05)
Anne C. Heath, 86, of Columbia, S.C., died Dec. 15, 2005. She was preceded in death by her husband, Marvin S. Heath in 1995. A mass service was held Dec. 19, 2005 at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Burial was in the Hardy Cemetery at Hardy, Ark. Memorials may be made to St. Joseph Catholic Church. Dumbar Funeral Home assisted the family at the Devine Street Chapel in Columbia, S.C...
Jewell Annis Ball (12/29/05)
Jewell Annis Ball, 92, of Oxford, Ark., daughter of Earnest Stroud and Edna Sherrell Stroud, was born March 9, 1913, in Wideman, Ark. She died Dec. 22, 2005, at Pioneer Nursing Home in Melbourne. She was married to Willie W. Ball in 1936 at Newark. She was a homemaker, and a member of the Baptist Church...
Vona Nell Reeves (12/29/05)
Vona Nell Stuart Reeves, beloved wife of the late David Joseph Reeves, was born on a farm in Polk County, Iowa, Dec. 10, 1920 and died Dec. 17, 2005, at her home. She married David Joseph Reeves July 16, 1938. He preceded her in death May 24, 1975. Reeves moved to Cherokee Village to be close to her father in Nov of 1975...
Elmer Glen Lewallen (12/29/05)
Elmer Glen Lewallen, 83, died Dec. 19, 2005, at Cox South in Springfield, Mo. He was born Aug. 27, 1922, in Oregon County, Mo., the son of William Franklin and Barbara Stradel Lewallen. He was a veteran of the United States Army, serving during World War II and earning the rank of Technician Fourth Grade. He was a decorated veteran receiving numerous awards for battles and campaigns for which he served in, including two Bronze Stars and the Philippine Liberation Ribbon with one Bronze Star...
Leland Von Boozer (12/29/05)
Leland Von Boozer, 75, of Paragould, died Dec. 20, 2005, at Arkansas Methodist Medical Center in Paragould. He was born June 10, 1930 in Greene County, Ark. He was a Korean Army Veteran and employed with Crane Company for more than 18 years and was a carpenter...
Verbie M. Harriell (12/29/05)
Verbie M. Harriell, 91, retired Macy's Sunflower Room waitress, went to be with the Lord on Dec. 19, 2005. She was born on Sept. 4, 1914, in Alton, Mo., the daughter of the late John and Mary (Cates) Harriell. She was a member of the Olivet Baptist Church in Wichita, Kan...
Mary Claudine Gibson (12/29/05)
Mary Claudine Gibson, homemaker, died Dec. 20, 2005, at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains, Mo., at the age of 76 years. Gibson was born Jan. 21, 1929 in Ash Flat, Ark., daughter of the late Theodore Forrest and Alta Fern Biggerstaff Martin. She is survived by three sisters, Pauline Woods of Wentzville, Mo., Eula McSpadden of Jackson, Mo., and Jackie Carpenter of Bentonville, Ark.; and several nieces and nephews...
Clarence Junior Morgan (12/29/05)
Clarence Junior Morgan, 70, died Dec. 22, 2005, at his home in Williford, Ark. He was born Jan. 25, 1935, in Williford. He was an iron worker of Local 336, a Christian and a charter member of the Light House Baptist Church. He was a rancher and a farmer and a member of the Quarter Horse Association for 20 plus years...
Hazel Lucy Chadwick (12/29/05)
Hazel Lucy Chadwick Goodwin of Salem, Ark., daughter of the late Carson Benjamin and Addie Elizabeth Jacob Simmons was born Sept. 6, 1912, in Oxford. She died Dec. 16 at Salem at the age of 93 years. She was united in marriage to Alfred Matthew Chadwick on Jan. 14, 1930 in Fulton County, Ark., and was later married to E.B. Goodwin on Aug. 2, 1985, at Thayer...
Gene Author Thompson (12/29/05)
Gene Author Thompson, 73, of Grand Prairie, Texas, formerly of Hardy, Ark., died Dec. 17, 2005 in Grand Prairie. He was employed as a school teacher. Survivors include a daughter, Tracey Fortsch of Grand Prairie, Texas; three brothers, Marvin Thompson of West Memphis, Audrey Thompson of Ozark Acres, Ark., and Owen Buford Thompson of Cordova, Tenn.; one sister, Nima Dailey of Hardy, Ark., and three grandchildren...
Augusta Marie LaFollett (12/29/05)
Augusta Marie LaFollett, 81, of Horseshoe Bend, Ark., died Dec. 19, 2005, in Cherokee Village, Ark. She was born Oct. 31, 1924, in Peoria, Ill., the daughter of Fred and Lena Gerzema. She moved to Horseshoe Bend with her husband in 1979 from Edwards, Ill. She worked as a volunteer at the North Arkansas Life Care Center in Horseshoe Bend for many years. She was a member of the Franklin Baptist Church...
Doris Cory (12/29/05)
Doris Cory, 97, of Batesville, Ark., died Dec. 18, 2005, in Batesville. She was born Oct. 7, 1908, in Sandwich, Ill., the daughter of Osman Anfinsen and Esther Nelson Anfinsen. She was a homemaker, and a member of First United Methodist Church of Batesville. She taught typing and shorthand and was a secretary. She moved to Arkansas in 1949...
Joann "Joni" Ryan (12/29/05)
Joann "Joni" Frances Ryan, 65, of Cherokee Village, Ark., died Dec. 15, 2005, at her residence. She was born June 18, 1940, in Hammond, Ind., the daughter of Leo J. Ryan and Frances Virden Ryan. She was educated in the Hammond, Indiana area. Her education culminated in her earning a PhD in Mathematics from Purdue University in the mid 1960s...
Brian Allen Flood (12/29/05)
Brian Allen Flood, 30, of West Plains, Mo., was born Sept. 12, 1975, in West Plains, the son of Allen Flood and Nova Ellison Flood Morgan. He died Dec. 18, 2005. He graduated high school in 1993. Shortly after graduating he enlisted in the United States Air Force. ...
J.T. Orr (12/29/05)
J.T. Orr, 83, of Ash Flat, Ark., died Dec 20, 2005, at the Fulton County Hospital in Salem. Orr was born Jan. 26, 1922, in Ash Flat, the son of John Orr and Sophia Hotchkiss Orr. He attended the Ash Flat High School until he was drafted into the United States Army during World War II. He was a POW and was a recipient of the Purple Heart...
Anne C. Heath (12/29/05)
Anne C. Heath, 86, of Columbia, S.C., died Dec. 15, 2005. She was preceded in death by her husband, Marvin S. Heath in 1995. A mass service was held Dec. 19, 2005 at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Burial was in the Hardy Cemetery at Hardy, Ark. Memorials may be made to St. Joseph Catholic Church. Dumbar Funeral Home assisted the family at the Devine Street Chapel in Columbia, S.C...
Jewell Annis Ball (12/29/05)
Jewell Annis Ball, 92, of Oxford, Ark., daughter of Earnest Stroud and Edna Sherrell Stroud, was born March 9, 1913, in Wideman, Ark. She died Dec. 22, 2005, at Pioneer Nursing Home in Melbourne. She was married to Willie W. Ball in 1936 at Newark. She was a homemaker, and a member of the Baptist Church...
Clarence Junior Morgan (12/29/05)
Clarence Junior Morgan, 70, died Dec. 22, 2005, at his home in Williford, Ark. He was born Jan. 25, 1935, in Williford. He was an iron worker of Local 336, a Christian and a charter member of the Light House Baptist Church. He was a rancher and a farmer and a member of the Quarter Horse Association for 20 plus years...
Elmer Glen Lewallen (12/29/05)
Elmer Glen Lewallen, 83, died Dec. 19, 2005, at Cox South in Springfield, Mo. He was born Aug. 27, 1922, in Oregon County, Mo., the son of William Franklin and Barbara Stradel Lewallen. He was a veteran of the United States Army, serving during World War II and earning the rank of Technician Fourth Grade. He was a decorated veteran receiving numerous awards for battles and campaigns for which he served in, including two Bronze Stars and the Philippine Liberation Ribbon with one Bronze Star...
Leland Von Boozer (12/29/05)
Leland Von Boozer, 75, of Paragould, died Dec. 20, 2005, at Arkansas Methodist Medical Center in Paragould. He was born June 10, 1930 in Greene County, Ark. He was a Korean Army Veteran and employed with Crane Company for more than 18 years and was a carpenter...
Verbie M. Harriell (12/29/05)
Verbie M. Harriell, 91, retired Macy's Sunflower Room waitress, went to be with the Lord on Dec. 19, 2005. She was born on Sept. 4, 1914, in Alton, Mo., the daughter of the late John and Mary (Cates) Harriell. She was a member of the Olivet Baptist Church in Wichita, Kan...
Thomas (T. J.) Pleasant Jr. (12/29/05)
Thomas Arthur (T.J.) Pleasant Jr., was born Oct. 28, 1987, in Mountain Home, Ark. He died Dec. 17, 2005, at the age of 18 years. T.J. was a senior at the Salem High School. He was a member or active in various clubs and organizations. He was dearly loved and will be missed by all...
Phyllis M. Larson (12/29/05)
Phyllis M. Larson, 79, of Horseshoe Bend died Dec. 19, 2005 at the Baxter Regional Medical Center in Mountain Home, Ark. She was born Dec. 23, 1925, in Chicago, Ill., the daughter of Henry and Anna Mueller. She married Carlyle Larson March 5, 1974, in Chicago. She was co-owner of Condiment Food Services during her working years...
Mary Claudine Gibson (12/29/05)
Mary Claudine Gibson, homemaker, died Dec. 20, 2005, at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains, Mo., at the age of 76 years. Gibson was born Jan. 21, 1929 in Ash Flat, Ark., daughter of the late Theodore Forrest and Alta Fern Biggerstaff Martin. She is survived by three sisters, Pauline Woods of Wentzville, Mo., Eula McSpadden of Jackson, Mo., and Jackie Carpenter of Bentonville, Ark.; and several nieces and nephews...
Vona Nell Reeves (12/29/05)
Vona Nell Stuart Reeves, beloved wife of the late David Joseph Reeves, was born on a farm in Polk County, Iowa, Dec. 10, 1920 and died Dec. 17, 2005, at her home. She married David Joseph Reeves July 16, 1938. He preceded her in death May 24, 1975. Reeves moved to Cherokee Village to be close to her father in Nov of 1975...
James Nathan Davis (12/29/05)
James Nathan Davis, of St. Charles, Mo., was born March 6, 1982, in Salem, Ark. He died Dec. 17, 2005, in Salem, at the age of 23 years. He was a salesman for a photography studio and was of the Baptist faith. Survivors include his daughter, Patience Lawson of Thayer, Mo.; parents, Tina Crenshaw and Richard Swinea of St. ...
Augusta Marie LaFollett (12/29/05)
Augusta Marie LaFollett, 81, of Horseshoe Bend, Ark., died Dec. 19, 2005, in Cherokee Village, Ark. She was born Oct. 31, 1924, in Peoria, Ill., the daughter of Fred and Lena Gerzema. She moved to Horseshoe Bend with her husband in 1979 from Edwards, Ill. She worked as a volunteer at the North Arkansas Life Care Center in Horseshoe Bend for many years. She was a member of the Franklin Baptist Church...
Doris Cory (12/29/05)
Doris Cory, 97, of Batesville, Ark., died Dec. 18, 2005, in Batesville. She was born Oct. 7, 1908, in Sandwich, Ill., the daughter of Osman Anfinsen and Esther Nelson Anfinsen. She was a homemaker, and a member of First United Methodist Church of Batesville. She taught typing and shorthand and was a secretary. She moved to Arkansas in 1949...
Gene Author Thompson (12/29/05)
Gene Author Thompson, 73, of Grand Prairie, Texas, formerly of Hardy, Ark., died Dec. 17, 2005 in Grand Prairie. He was employed as a school teacher. Survivors include a daughter, Tracey Fortsch of Grand Prairie, Texas; three brothers, Marvin Thompson of West Memphis, Audrey Thompson of Ozark Acres, Ark., and Owen Buford Thompson of Cordova, Tenn.; one sister, Nima Dailey of Hardy, Ark., and three grandchildren...
Hazel Lucy Chadwick (12/29/05)
Hazel Lucy Chadwick Goodwin of Salem, Ark., daughter of the late Carson Benjamin and Addie Elizabeth Jacob Simmons was born Sept. 6, 1912, in Oxford. She died Dec. 16 at Salem at the age of 93 years. She was united in marriage to Alfred Matthew Chadwick on Jan. 14, 1930 in Fulton County, Ark., and was later married to E.B. Goodwin on Aug. 2, 1985, at Thayer...
Joann "Joni" Ryan (12/29/05)
Joann "Joni" Frances Ryan, 65, of Cherokee Village, Ark., died Dec. 15, 2005, at her residence. She was born June 18, 1940, in Hammond, Ind., the daughter of Leo J. Ryan and Frances Virden Ryan. She was educated in the Hammond, Indiana area. Her education culminated in her earning a PhD in Mathematics from Purdue University in the mid 1960s...
J.T. Orr (12/29/05)
J.T. Orr, 83, of Ash Flat, Ark., died Dec 20, 2005, at the Fulton County Hospital in Salem. Orr was born Jan. 26, 1922, in Ash Flat, the son of John Orr and Sophia Hotchkiss Orr. He attended the Ash Flat High School until he was drafted into the United States Army during World War II. He was a POW and was a recipient of the Purple Heart...
Brian Allen Flood (12/29/05)
Brian Allen Flood, 30, of West Plains, Mo., was born Sept. 12, 1975, in West Plains, the son of Allen Flood and Nova Ellison Flood Morgan. He died Dec. 18, 2005. He graduated high school in 1993. Shortly after graduating he enlisted in the United States Air Force. ...
Sidney native's legacy continues to reach far (12/29/05)
David P. Conyers was a great man of faith who served Arkansas United Methodist churches for more than 37 years before his death in 1997 at the age of 82. His wife, Mary Helen, was by his side throughout his ministry. She died in late 2003 at the age of 88...
Jamie Lynne McCord (12/29/05)
Kalen and Michelle McCord of Ash Flat announce the birth of a daughter on Dec. 21, 2005, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. The baby was named Jamie Lynne McCord and weighed 9 pounds, 4 ounces. Her sibling is Kailey Michelle McCord. Grandparents are Dale McCord of Ash Flat and Don and Evelyn Tolar of Salem...
Sydney Jo Newman (12/29/05)
Chris and Tara Newman of Jonesboro, Ark., annoucne the birth of a daughter, Sydney Jo. She was born Dec. 13, 2005, at 9:45 a.m. at the Women's Cener at the NEA Medical Cener in Joneboro. She weighed 8 pounds, 1 ounce. Grandparents are Mark and Rita Newman of Myrtle, Roland and Sharyn Reed of Gatewood, Mo., O.J. and Eileen ch ester of Elm Store, Ark., and Jon and June Roberts of Pottersville, Mo...
Landen Christopher Smedley (12/29/05)
Landen Christopher Smedley was born Nov. 19, 2005, to Richard and Brittney Smedley at Baxter Regional Medical Center in Mountain Home. He weighed 8 pounds, 3 ounces and was 20 inches long. He has one brother, Cam'Ron Sean Smedley, 2-1/2 years old. Maternal grandparents are Calvin and Jean Dennis of Batesville...
Jettons celebrate 50 years of matrimony (12/29/05)
Jerry and Frankie Jetton of Cherokee Village celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. They were married on Dec. 23, 1955, in Flint, Mich. Mr. and Mrs. Jetton are the parents of two children, Cindi Lemmons of Memphis, Tenn., and Terry Jetton of Paragould, and have four grandchildren. They celebrated their golden anniversary with family during the holidays...
Sidney native's legacy continues to reach far (12/29/05)
David P. Conyers was a great man of faith who served Arkansas United Methodist churches for more than 37 years before his death in 1997 at the age of 82. His wife, Mary Helen, was by his side throughout his ministry. She died in late 2003 at the age of 88...
Jettons celebrate 50 years of matrimony (12/29/05)
Jerry and Frankie Jetton of Cherokee Village celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. They were married on Dec. 23, 1955, in Flint, Mich. Mr. and Mrs. Jetton are the parents of two children, Cindi Lemmons of Memphis, Tenn., and Terry Jetton of Paragould, and have four grandchildren. They celebrated their golden anniversary with family during the holidays...
Landen Christopher Smedley (12/29/05)
Landen Christopher Smedley was born Nov. 19, 2005, to Richard and Brittney Smedley at Baxter Regional Medical Center in Mountain Home. He weighed 8 pounds, 3 ounces and was 20 inches long. He has one brother, Cam'Ron Sean Smedley, 2-1/2 years old. Maternal grandparents are Calvin and Jean Dennis of Batesville...
Sydney Jo Newman (12/29/05)
Chris and Tara Newman of Jonesboro, Ark., annoucne the birth of a daughter, Sydney Jo. She was born Dec. 13, 2005, at 9:45 a.m. at the Women's Cener at the NEA Medical Cener in Joneboro. She weighed 8 pounds, 1 ounce. Grandparents are Mark and Rita Newman of Myrtle, Roland and Sharyn Reed of Gatewood, Mo., O.J. and Eileen ch ester of Elm Store, Ark., and Jon and June Roberts of Pottersville, Mo...
Jamie Lynne McCord (12/29/05)
Kalen and Michelle McCord of Ash Flat announce the birth of a daughter on Dec. 21, 2005, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. The baby was named Jamie Lynne McCord and weighed 9 pounds, 4 ounces. Her sibling is Kailey Michelle McCord. Grandparents are Dale McCord of Ash Flat and Don and Evelyn Tolar of Salem...
Boldly Going Nowhere (12/29/05)
Suffering builds character. In 2005, I had plenty of character building moments. JANUARY: I'm scheduled to teach two computer classes at Ozarka College once again. The Ozarka facility in Ash Flat is finally up and running. The computer lab is great, the students are enthusiastic and I'm already looking forward to summer vacation. My dog, Blackjack, follows a female dog over the hill and never returns...
Boldly Going Nowhere (12/29/05)
Suffering builds character. In 2005, I had plenty of character building moments. JANUARY: I'm scheduled to teach two computer classes at Ozarka College once again. The Ozarka facility in Ash Flat is finally up and running. The computer lab is great, the students are enthusiastic and I'm already looking forward to summer vacation. My dog, Blackjack, follows a female dog over the hill and never returns...