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Stories from Tuesday, January 10, 2006

Couple held on murder charges (01/10/06)
A Cave City couple is being held in the Sharp County jail without bond after they allegedly stabbed a Poughkeepsie man to death in his home Jan. 2 with kitchen knives and a screwdriver. William Franklin Young Jr., 42, and Leslie A. "Williams" Young, 34, were arrested by Independence County deputies Jan. 3 as suspects in the murder of 38-year-old Stephen Furr. Each was charged with one count of capital murder during their first court appearance Jan. 5 before District Judge Mark Johnson...
10-year sentence for Hardy woman (01/10/06)
A Hardy woman received a suspended sentence of 10 years in prison after pleading guilty to drug charges. Aimee Blansett, 29,was arrested Aug. 22 while she and a friend were on their way to the Sharp County Courthouse for a suppression hearing from a drug bust in February 2004 in Ash Flat. Officers had arrested the couple for possession of approximately 30 grams of methamphetamine, Ash Flat Police Chief Mike Zeiger said...
Violet Hill man faces felony theft charges (01/10/06)
A Violet Hill resident, Charles E. Smallwood, 47, was arrested Jan. 3 on a felony theft of property warrant from Jackson County. Smallwood was turned over to Jackson County authorities in lieu of $70,000 bond, which was incurred when Smallwood failed to appear to court on a felony warrant, according to Henry Boyce, prosecuting attorney for the 3rd Judicial District...
New year brings new laws for state (01/10/06)
MISSOURI -- Four new laws went intro effect in Missouri Jan. 1. Here is what the laws are and what they are intended to do. Vehicle sales: Any Missourian without a dealers license must begin reporting to the Missouri Department of Revenue all vehicle, trailer and all-terrain vehicle sales. ...
Housing grant awarded (01/10/06)
U.S. Senators Blanche Lincoln and Mark Pryor -- along with U.S. Reps. Marion Berry (AR-01), Vic Snyder (AR-02) and John Boozman (AR-03) announced today that the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has granted three Arkansas organizations close to $4.7 million to increase the supply of rental housing available to the state's low-income elderly population...
Shooter sentenced (01/10/06)
Just more than a year after she was shot in the head at point blank range, justice has finally come for Priscilla Partridge. Circuit Judge Harold Erwin sentenced her shooter, Brendon Labor, to 35 years in the Arkansas Department of Correction for attempted capital murder and residential burglary in a negotiated plea met Jan. 3...
Structure fire claims Horseshoe home (01/10/06)
The Horseshoe Bend Fire and Rescue Department responded to a structure fire Jan. 8 at 6:45 a.m. to a two-story log home on Tri Lakes Drive. When firefighters arrived the log home was totally engulfed and through the roof. The home was a total loss and at this time the cause of the fire is still under investigation...
Voting dates set for county (01/10/06)
OREGON COUNTY -- Municipal and school board elections will be held in Oregon County April 4. Oregon County Clerk Gary Hensley said filings for county boards and the Thayer Special Road District will be in his office through Jan. 17 at 5 p.m. The Oregon County Ambulance District will have two positions on the ballot. Those positions are the District 1 position currently held by Claire Williams and the District 4 position now held by Dorothy Ellis. Hensley said both positions are three-year terms...
Mammoth man faces felony theft charges (01/10/06)
A Mammoth Spring man, Wesley Roberts, faces charges of felony commercial burglary and theft of property in Fulton County. Roberts, 20, was arrested last week by Mammoth Spring Police Officer Jamie Turnbough. The officer said on Dec. 28 he interviewed Ely Andrews about a firearm that was found at his residence earlier in the month when the Thayer Police Department executed arrest warrants at the Andrews home...
Sunset arrives for Sharp County special sales tax (01/10/06)
For the last two years Sharp County has embarked on project after project to improve the county facilities funded through a 1/4-cent sales tax that sunset Dec. 31. "We came out really well on everything," said Sharp County Judge Joe Stidman. "The people of the county have really benefitted from this. They may not realize it now, but when they have to come to the county facilities they will really be able to tell a difference."...
RECIPE BOOK (01/10/06)
RECIPE BOOK: Volunteers at Thayer Fun and Friends Senior Citizen Center were kept busy last week proofreading recipes area residents submitted for their upcoming cookbook that the volunteers will sell as a fundraiser for the center. Some of the cookbook committee members are: Virginia Buttocovolo, Rita Hall, Rosie Mainprize, Betty Bamber, Dawn Taylor and Viola Scallions...
Year in prison for Alton man (01/10/06)
ALTON -- An Alton man, Martelo Hernandez, was transported to state prison in Bonn Terre by officers with the Oregon County Sheriff's Department Jan. 4. Hernandez, 28, pleaded guilty in Oregon County Circuit Court Jan. 3 to a charge of vehicular assault. Thirty Seventh Judicial Circuit Judge Richard Moore of West Plains sentenced him to one year in prison...
Couple held on murder charges (01/10/06)
SCENE OF THE CRIME: A sliver of police tape waves with the wind at Stephen Furr's trailer on Buck Lane, 4.8 miles from Highway 167 in Cave City. Investigators removed the police tape from the home Jan. 5, three days after Furr was found stabbed to death inside. (Photo/Wulff)...
Changes expected for voting season (01/10/06)
OREGON COUNTY -- The Oregon County Clerks Office is preparing for the 2006 election year with new voting equipment. Oregon County Clerk Gary Hensley said Jan. 6 that his office is waiting for 32 new voting machines to be delivered to the courthouse. Hensley said the county received $156,000 in one-time federal funds to update voting equipment in accordance with the Help America Vote Act of 2002 (HAVA)...
Sticky cones ... (01/10/06)
NATURE'S GIFT: Koshkonong Young Farmers Association sponsored a Missouri Department of Conservation workshop called "Nature's Gift" on Dec. 7, 2005. From left are some adults who attended the workshop. They are Brenda Lambe, Shirley Elison and Vicky Gross...
Couple held on murder charges (01/10/06)
A Cave City couple is being held in the Sharp County jail without bond after they allegedly stabbed a Poughkeepsie man to death in his home Jan. 2 with kitchen knives and a screwdriver. William Franklin Young Jr., 42, and Leslie A. "Williams" Young, 34, were arrested by Independence County deputies Jan. 3 as suspects in the murder of 38-year-old Stephen Furr. Each was charged with one count of capital murder during their first court appearance Jan. 5 before District Judge Mark Johnson...
Housing grant awarded (01/10/06)
U.S. Senators Blanche Lincoln and Mark Pryor -- along with U.S. Reps. Marion Berry (AR-01), Vic Snyder (AR-02) and John Boozman (AR-03) announced today that the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has granted three Arkansas organizations close to $4.7 million to increase the supply of rental housing available to the state's low-income elderly population...
Mammoth man faces felony theft charges (01/10/06)
A Mammoth Spring man, Wesley Roberts, faces charges of felony commercial burglary and theft of property in Fulton County. Roberts, 20, was arrested last week by Mammoth Spring Police Officer Jamie Turnbough. The officer said on Dec. 28 he interviewed Ely Andrews about a firearm that was found at his residence earlier in the month when the Thayer Police Department executed arrest warrants at the Andrews home...
New year brings new laws for state (01/10/06)
MISSOURI -- Four new laws went intro effect in Missouri Jan. 1. Here is what the laws are and what they are intended to do. Vehicle sales: Any Missourian without a dealers license must begin reporting to the Missouri Department of Revenue all vehicle, trailer and all-terrain vehicle sales. ...
Violet Hill man faces felony theft charges (01/10/06)
A Violet Hill resident, Charles E. Smallwood, 47, was arrested Jan. 3 on a felony theft of property warrant from Jackson County. Smallwood was turned over to Jackson County authorities in lieu of $70,000 bond, which was incurred when Smallwood failed to appear to court on a felony warrant, according to Henry Boyce, prosecuting attorney for the 3rd Judicial District...
Shooter sentenced (01/10/06)
Just more than a year after she was shot in the head at point blank range, justice has finally come for Priscilla Partridge. Circuit Judge Harold Erwin sentenced her shooter, Brendon Labor, to 35 years in the Arkansas Department of Correction for attempted capital murder and residential burglary in a negotiated plea met Jan. 3...
10-year sentence for Hardy woman (01/10/06)
A Hardy woman received a suspended sentence of 10 years in prison after pleading guilty to drug charges. Aimee Blansett, 29,was arrested Aug. 22 while she and a friend were on their way to the Sharp County Courthouse for a suppression hearing from a drug bust in February 2004 in Ash Flat. Officers had arrested the couple for possession of approximately 30 grams of methamphetamine, Ash Flat Police Chief Mike Zeiger said...
Voting dates set for county (01/10/06)
OREGON COUNTY -- Municipal and school board elections will be held in Oregon County April 4. Oregon County Clerk Gary Hensley said filings for county boards and the Thayer Special Road District will be in his office through Jan. 17 at 5 p.m. The Oregon County Ambulance District will have two positions on the ballot. Those positions are the District 1 position currently held by Claire Williams and the District 4 position now held by Dorothy Ellis. Hensley said both positions are three-year terms...
Structure fire claims Horseshoe home (01/10/06)
The Horseshoe Bend Fire and Rescue Department responded to a structure fire Jan. 8 at 6:45 a.m. to a two-story log home on Tri Lakes Drive. When firefighters arrived the log home was totally engulfed and through the roof. The home was a total loss and at this time the cause of the fire is still under investigation...
Couple held on murder charges (01/10/06)
SCENE OF THE CRIME: A sliver of police tape waves with the wind at Stephen Furr's trailer on Buck Lane, 4.8 miles from Highway 167 in Cave City. Investigators removed the police tape from the home Jan. 5, three days after Furr was found stabbed to death inside. (Photo/Wulff)...
Sticky cones ... (01/10/06)
NATURE'S GIFT: Koshkonong Young Farmers Association sponsored a Missouri Department of Conservation workshop called "Nature's Gift" on Dec. 7, 2005. From left are some adults who attended the workshop. They are Brenda Lambe, Shirley Elison and Vicky Gross...
Sunset arrives for Sharp County special sales tax (01/10/06)
For the last two years Sharp County has embarked on project after project to improve the county facilities funded through a 1/4-cent sales tax that sunset Dec. 31. "We came out really well on everything," said Sharp County Judge Joe Stidman. "The people of the county have really benefitted from this. They may not realize it now, but when they have to come to the county facilities they will really be able to tell a difference."...
Changes expected for voting season (01/10/06)
OREGON COUNTY -- The Oregon County Clerks Office is preparing for the 2006 election year with new voting equipment. Oregon County Clerk Gary Hensley said Jan. 6 that his office is waiting for 32 new voting machines to be delivered to the courthouse. Hensley said the county received $156,000 in one-time federal funds to update voting equipment in accordance with the Help America Vote Act of 2002 (HAVA)...
Year in prison for Alton man (01/10/06)
ALTON -- An Alton man, Martelo Hernandez, was transported to state prison in Bonn Terre by officers with the Oregon County Sheriff's Department Jan. 4. Hernandez, 28, pleaded guilty in Oregon County Circuit Court Jan. 3 to a charge of vehicular assault. Thirty Seventh Judicial Circuit Judge Richard Moore of West Plains sentenced him to one year in prison...
RECIPE BOOK (01/10/06)
RECIPE BOOK: Volunteers at Thayer Fun and Friends Senior Citizen Center were kept busy last week proofreading recipes area residents submitted for their upcoming cookbook that the volunteers will sell as a fundraiser for the center. Some of the cookbook committee members are: Virginia Buttocovolo, Rita Hall, Rosie Mainprize, Betty Bamber, Dawn Taylor and Viola Scallions...
Wiggs hot-wires Alton to victory (01/10/06)
If your lights don't work, you call on an electrician. If you're the Alton Comets and your offense is not shining as brightly as it could, you call on Alex Wiggs. Wiggs, while not an electrician, still managed to light up the scoreboard at Alton Jan. 6, pumping in a game-high 30 points as the Comets pulled away late from an energetic group of Couch Indians, 60-41...
Lady Cougs NEA champs (01/10/06)
Typically, parties on New Year's Eve hit their stride somewhere around the midnight hour. That is unless the Izard County Consolidated Lady Cougars are on the guest list. Not wanting to wait that long to celebrate, the Lady Cougs rang in the new year six hours before the stroke of midnight by capturing their first-ever Northeast Arkansas Invitational Tournament A-AA girls' crown at the Convocation Center on the Arkansas State University campus...
Batterton leads Katz past Viola (01/10/06)
Just because a person is not old enough to possess a drivers' license does not mean that person is not old enough to know how to drive. Case in point: the Melbourne Bearkatz' freshman flash, Garrett Batterton. Batterton, in his first year of basketball at the high-school level, lit up the scoreboard for a game-high 28 points on a variety of drives in the paint, coupled with some nifty outside shooting, to help the Bearkatz ease past Viola in overtime, 51-46, Jan. 3 at the Longhorn Corral...
Batterton leads Katz past Viola (01/10/06)
Just because a person is not old enough to possess a drivers' license does not mean that person is not old enough to know how to drive. Case in point: the Melbourne Bearkatz' freshman flash, Garrett Batterton. Batterton, in his first year of basketball at the high-school level, lit up the scoreboard for a game-high 28 points on a variety of drives in the paint, coupled with some nifty outside shooting, to help the Bearkatz ease past Viola in overtime, 51-46, Jan. 3 at the Longhorn Corral...
Wiggs hot-wires Alton to victory (01/10/06)
If your lights don't work, you call on an electrician. If you're the Alton Comets and your offense is not shining as brightly as it could, you call on Alex Wiggs. Wiggs, while not an electrician, still managed to light up the scoreboard at Alton Jan. 6, pumping in a game-high 30 points as the Comets pulled away late from an energetic group of Couch Indians, 60-41...
Lady Cougs NEA champs (01/10/06)
Typically, parties on New Year's Eve hit their stride somewhere around the midnight hour. That is unless the Izard County Consolidated Lady Cougars are on the guest list. Not wanting to wait that long to celebrate, the Lady Cougs rang in the new year six hours before the stroke of midnight by capturing their first-ever Northeast Arkansas Invitational Tournament A-AA girls' crown at the Convocation Center on the Arkansas State University campus...
Charles William Herron (01/10/06)
Charles William Herron, 44, son of George A. Herron Sr. and Evelyn Wood Herron was born April 9, 1961, in Weatherford, Texas. He died Dec. 28, 2005, at Olympia, Wash. As a young father, Herron joined the United States Army. He retired after 20 years of service...
Donald Ray Casey (01/10/06)
Donald Ray Casey, 63, of Goose Creek, S.C., owner of Green Gallery Florist, died Dec. 24, 2005, at a South Carolina hospital. He was born Oct. 13, 1942, in Ash Flat, Ark., the son of Roosevelt and Pearl Mears Casey. He served in the U.S. Air Force during Vietnam...
Don Taylor Norris (01/10/06)
Don Taylor Norris, 90, of Poughkeepsie died Jan. 3, 2006, at White River Medical Center in Batesville, Ark. He was born June 17, 1915, at Poughkeepsie, the son of the late George and Tishie Taylor Norris. He was a veteran of the United States Army, a carpenter by trade and was retired from Continental Steel Corp. in Kokomo, Ind...
Escena E. Copeland (01/10/06)
Escena E. Sexton Copeland, 83, died Nov. 27, 2005. She was born in Oxford, Ark., Oct. 13, 1922. She was one of nine children born to the late Marvin and Dolly Sexton. She was loved by all who knew her and was a very giving and devoted wife and mother. She adored her family and the children she tended over the years...
Edna Webb (01/10/06)
Edna Rhea Hamilton Webb, 95, of Louisburg, Kan., died Jan. 7, 2006. She was born Sept. 19, 1910, in Larkin, Ark., to George and Augusta Billingsley Hamilton. She attended school in Larkin and later was married to Buck Webb on Dec. 24, 1928. From this union six children were born. ...
Rev. Shelby Woods (01/10/06)
Rev. Shelby Woodrow Woods, 93, of Conway, died Jan. 4, 2006, at Conway Regional Medical Center. He was born Dec. 26, 1912, at Byron, Ark., the son of the late Dr. Owen Shelby and Cornelia Foust Woods. He attended Arkansas College and Perkins School of Theology. ...
Thomas "Tom" Freeman (01/10/06)
Thomas "Tom" Rollen Freeman, died Jan. 5, 2006, at his home in Mammoth Spring at the age of 82 years. He was born April 7, 1923, in Poughkeepsie, Ark., son of the late Homer Anderson and Eligie Vanila Haney Freeman. He was a veteran of the United States Amy. ...
Clarence H. Dixon (01/10/06)
Clarence H. Dixon, 74, died Dec. 30, 2005, at Alton Memorial Hospital in Alton, Ill., with his family by his side. He was born Dec. 22, 1931, in Granite City, Ill., son of the late Hubert and Grace Bulander Dixon. He served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean War from 1952 to 1954...
Alfred Herman King (01/10/06)
Alfred Herman King, 80, died Jan. 4, 2006, at his home in Mammoth Spring. He was born Oct. 26, 1925, in Many Islands, Ark., the son of George and Emma Moore King. He was a veteran of the United States Navy, proudly serving his country during World War II as a first class seaman...
Antionette Keenan (01/10/06)
Antionette Fanny Keenan, 87, of Horseshoe Bend, Ark., died Jan. 3, 2006, at the Izard County Medical Center in Calico Rock, Ark. She was born on Feb. 9, 1918, in Chicago, Ill., the daughter of Giorgio Fatigati and Lio Fi Denoullei Fatigati. She was united in marriage to Eugene O. Keenan on Nov. 7, 1970, in Chicago. She was of the Catholic faith...
Draken Lance Hunter (01/10/06)
Draken Lance Bass Hunter, son of Mark Anthony Hunter and LaTisha Marie Bass Smith, was born Sept. 6, 2005, in Mountain Home, Ark. He died Dec. 29, 2005, at his home in Viola, Ark., at the age of 3 months, 23 days. Draken was a very happy baby. He is survived by his parents, Mark Anthony Hunter and LaTisha Marie Bass Smith of Viola, Ark.; a brother, Tristan Smith of Viola, Ark.; a sister, Kaden Bass Hunter of Viola; his grandparents, Tracy Rogers of Pensacola, Fla.; William Earl Bass and wife, Pam of Pensacola and Kim Hunter of Flippin, Ark.; his great-grandparents, William Henry Bass of Pensacola, and William Marlow and Carolyn Langham of Pensacola; his uncles, Chris Hunter of Flippin, and Mike Hunter of Flippin; and numerous other relatives and friends.. ...
Ellin J. Darcangelo (01/10/06)
Ellin J. Darcangelo, formerly Ellin Levosky, 56, of Cherokee Village, Ark., died Jan. 5, 2006, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. She was born June 13, 1949, in El Paso, Texas, the daughter of Donald and Jane Cooley Johnson. She was a member of the Mixed Bowling League at Indian Hills for a number of years. She retired as a school bus driver after 13 years with the Highland School District. She drove the Eagle Bus...
Dorothy Lou Scanlan (01/10/06)
Dorothy Lou Scanlan, 74, of Franklin, Tenn., formerly of Alton, Mo., was born Nov. 28, 1931, and died Dec. 30, 2005. Survivors include three daughters, Kimberly Laser of Franklin, Kelley Roberts of Murrietta, Calif., Amy Lund of La Cygne, Kan.; five grandchildren, Tracy Laser, Robert Laser III, Casey Roberts, Kurt Roberts, Garett Lund; one brother, Marlee Griffis, one sister, Evelyn Barton both of Jacksonville, Fla., and numerous other relatives and friends...
Antionette Keenan (01/10/06)
Antionette Fanny Keenan, 87, of Horseshoe Bend, Ark., died Jan. 3, 2006, at the Izard County Medical Center in Calico Rock, Ark. She was born on Feb. 9, 1918, in Chicago, Ill., the daughter of Giorgio Fatigati and Lio Fi Denoullei Fatigati. She was united in marriage to Eugene O. Keenan on Nov. 7, 1970, in Chicago. She was of the Catholic faith...
Thomas "Tom" Freeman (01/10/06)
Thomas "Tom" Rollen Freeman, died Jan. 5, 2006, at his home in Mammoth Spring at the age of 82 years. He was born April 7, 1923, in Poughkeepsie, Ark., son of the late Homer Anderson and Eligie Vanila Haney Freeman. He was a veteran of the United States Amy. ...
Rev. Shelby Woods (01/10/06)
Rev. Shelby Woodrow Woods, 93, of Conway, died Jan. 4, 2006, at Conway Regional Medical Center. He was born Dec. 26, 1912, at Byron, Ark., the son of the late Dr. Owen Shelby and Cornelia Foust Woods. He attended Arkansas College and Perkins School of Theology. ...
Edna Webb (01/10/06)
Edna Rhea Hamilton Webb, 95, of Louisburg, Kan., died Jan. 7, 2006. She was born Sept. 19, 1910, in Larkin, Ark., to George and Augusta Billingsley Hamilton. She attended school in Larkin and later was married to Buck Webb on Dec. 24, 1928. From this union six children were born. ...
Escena E. Copeland (01/10/06)
Escena E. Sexton Copeland, 83, died Nov. 27, 2005. She was born in Oxford, Ark., Oct. 13, 1922. She was one of nine children born to the late Marvin and Dolly Sexton. She was loved by all who knew her and was a very giving and devoted wife and mother. She adored her family and the children she tended over the years...
Donald Ray Casey (01/10/06)
Donald Ray Casey, 63, of Goose Creek, S.C., owner of Green Gallery Florist, died Dec. 24, 2005, at a South Carolina hospital. He was born Oct. 13, 1942, in Ash Flat, Ark., the son of Roosevelt and Pearl Mears Casey. He served in the U.S. Air Force during Vietnam...
Don Taylor Norris (01/10/06)
Don Taylor Norris, 90, of Poughkeepsie died Jan. 3, 2006, at White River Medical Center in Batesville, Ark. He was born June 17, 1915, at Poughkeepsie, the son of the late George and Tishie Taylor Norris. He was a veteran of the United States Army, a carpenter by trade and was retired from Continental Steel Corp. in Kokomo, Ind...
Alfred Herman King (01/10/06)
Alfred Herman King, 80, died Jan. 4, 2006, at his home in Mammoth Spring. He was born Oct. 26, 1925, in Many Islands, Ark., the son of George and Emma Moore King. He was a veteran of the United States Navy, proudly serving his country during World War II as a first class seaman...
Clarence H. Dixon (01/10/06)
Clarence H. Dixon, 74, died Dec. 30, 2005, at Alton Memorial Hospital in Alton, Ill., with his family by his side. He was born Dec. 22, 1931, in Granite City, Ill., son of the late Hubert and Grace Bulander Dixon. He served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean War from 1952 to 1954...
Dorothy Lou Scanlan (01/10/06)
Dorothy Lou Scanlan, 74, of Franklin, Tenn., formerly of Alton, Mo., was born Nov. 28, 1931, and died Dec. 30, 2005. Survivors include three daughters, Kimberly Laser of Franklin, Kelley Roberts of Murrietta, Calif., Amy Lund of La Cygne, Kan.; five grandchildren, Tracy Laser, Robert Laser III, Casey Roberts, Kurt Roberts, Garett Lund; one brother, Marlee Griffis, one sister, Evelyn Barton both of Jacksonville, Fla., and numerous other relatives and friends...
Ellin J. Darcangelo (01/10/06)
Ellin J. Darcangelo, formerly Ellin Levosky, 56, of Cherokee Village, Ark., died Jan. 5, 2006, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. She was born June 13, 1949, in El Paso, Texas, the daughter of Donald and Jane Cooley Johnson. She was a member of the Mixed Bowling League at Indian Hills for a number of years. She retired as a school bus driver after 13 years with the Highland School District. She drove the Eagle Bus...
Draken Lance Hunter (01/10/06)
Draken Lance Bass Hunter, son of Mark Anthony Hunter and LaTisha Marie Bass Smith, was born Sept. 6, 2005, in Mountain Home, Ark. He died Dec. 29, 2005, at his home in Viola, Ark., at the age of 3 months, 23 days. Draken was a very happy baby. He is survived by his parents, Mark Anthony Hunter and LaTisha Marie Bass Smith of Viola, Ark.; a brother, Tristan Smith of Viola, Ark.; a sister, Kaden Bass Hunter of Viola; his grandparents, Tracy Rogers of Pensacola, Fla.; William Earl Bass and wife, Pam of Pensacola and Kim Hunter of Flippin, Ark.; his great-grandparents, William Henry Bass of Pensacola, and William Marlow and Carolyn Langham of Pensacola; his uncles, Chris Hunter of Flippin, and Mike Hunter of Flippin; and numerous other relatives and friends.. ...
Charles William Herron (01/10/06)
Charles William Herron, 44, son of George A. Herron Sr. and Evelyn Wood Herron was born April 9, 1961, in Weatherford, Texas. He died Dec. 28, 2005, at Olympia, Wash. As a young father, Herron joined the United States Army. He retired after 20 years of service...
Thomas "Tom" Rollen Freeman (01/10/06)
Thomas "Tom" Rollen Freeman died Jan. 5, 2006, at his home in Mammoth Spring at the age of 82 years. He was born April 7, 1923, in Poughkeepsie, Ark., to Homer Anderson and Elgie Vanila Haney Freeman. He was a veteran of the United States Amy. He was drafted and served during World War II from 1943 to 1945. ...
Ray Austin Peace (01/10/06)
Ray Austin Peace, 78, of Thayer died Dec. 23, 2005, at his home in Thayer, Mo. He was born Dec. 24, 1926, in Oregon County, Mo., the son of the late Roy M. and Armintie Huddleston Peace. He was united in marriage to Imogene Langley. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Mammoth Spring and served as church treasurer for many years...
Jerry Wayne Smith (01/10/06)
Jerry Wayne Smith, 61, of Cave City died Jan. 4, 2006, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. He was born Feb. 10, 1944, at Paragould, Ark., the son of Benjaman Sachel "Sach" and Lillian Stonesipher Smith. He was a maintenance man for many years at Con Agra...
Don Taylor Norris (01/10/06)
Don Taylor Norris, 90, of Poughkeepsie died Jan. 3, 2006, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. He was born June 17, 1915, at Poughkeepsie, the son of the late George and Tishie Taylor Norris. He was a veteran of the United States Army, a carpenter by trade and was retired from Continental Steel Corp. in Kokomo, Ind...
Donald Ray Casey (01/10/06)
Donald Ray Casey, 63, of Goose Creek, S.C., owner of Green Gallery Florist, died Dec. 24, 2005, at a South Carolina hospital. He was born Oct. 13, 1942, in Ash Flat, the son of Roosevelt and Pearl Mears Casey. He served in the U.S. Air Force during Vietnam. Casey was a member of Holy Ascension Orthodox Church in Mt. Pleasant, S.C...
Charles William Herron (01/10/06)
Charles William Herron, 44, son of George A. Herron Sr. and Evelyn Wood Herron, was born April 9, 1961, in Weatherford, Texas. He died Dec. 28, 2005, at Olympia, Wash. As a young father, Herron joined the United States Army. He retired after 20 years of service...
Kaydance Perkins (01/10/06)
Ashley Gatewood and Jake Perkins of Springfield, Mo., announce the arrival of their daughter, Kaydance Alexie Perkins, on Dec. 25, 2005, at 10:38 a.m. Kaydance weighed 7 pounds 2 ounces and is 21 inches long. Kaydance was welcomed by maternal grandparents Jacque Cowens, Ross and Brenda Gatewood, paternal grandmother Muriel Perkins, maternal great-grandmother Lorene Langley and a host of aunts, uncles, cousins and other relatives of Mammoth Spring and paternal great-grandmother Lola Gatewood of Brandsville, Mo.. ...
Macey Lynn Powell (01/10/06)
Tom and Charnelsa (Charlie) Powell of Jonesboro announce the birth of their daughter, Macey Lynn Powell. She weighed 8 pounds, 5 ounces and was born Dec. 30, 2005, at 11:01 a.m. at the Women's Center of the NEA Medical Center in Jonesboro. She was welcomed by her sibling, Hannah Katelyn Powell...
Wesley Stone Spray (01/10/06)
Joseph and Lisa Spray of Hardy announce the birth of a son born Dec. 31, 2005, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. He weighed 8 pounds, 2 ounces and was named Wesley Stone Spray. Grandparents are Mark and Mary Gray and Jay and Jackie Spray...
Macey Lynn Powell (01/10/06)
Tom and Charnelsa (Charlie) Powell of Jonesboro announce the birth of their daughter, Macey Lynn Powell. She weighed 8 pounds, 5 ounces and was born Dec. 30, 2005, at 11:01 a.m. at the Women's Center of the NEA Medical Center in Jonesboro. She was welcomed by her sibling, Hannah Katelyn Powell...
Kaydance Perkins (01/10/06)
Ashley Gatewood and Jake Perkins of Springfield, Mo., announce the arrival of their daughter, Kaydance Alexie Perkins, on Dec. 25, 2005, at 10:38 a.m. Kaydance weighed 7 pounds 2 ounces and is 21 inches long. Kaydance was welcomed by maternal grandparents Jacque Cowens, Ross and Brenda Gatewood, paternal grandmother Muriel Perkins, maternal great-grandmother Lorene Langley and a host of aunts, uncles, cousins and other relatives of Mammoth Spring and paternal great-grandmother Lola Gatewood of Brandsville, Mo.. ...
Wesley Stone Spray (01/10/06)
Joseph and Lisa Spray of Hardy announce the birth of a son born Dec. 31, 2005, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. He weighed 8 pounds, 2 ounces and was named Wesley Stone Spray. Grandparents are Mark and Mary Gray and Jay and Jackie Spray...
Wolverton, Mixon to wed (01/10/06)
Allen and Terry Wolverton of Ash Flat announce the engagement and upcoming wedding of their daughter, Jeannie Elizabeth Wolverton, to Billy Joe Mixon Jr. Billy Mixon is the son of the late Bill Mixon of Mammoth Spring and Donna Mixon who now resides in Jonesboro, Ark...
Hatman, Bowman to unite in matrimony (01/10/06)
Eugene and Patsy Hatman of Thayer announce the engagement of their daughter, Andrea LeAnn Hatman, to Eric Michael Wayne Bowman. Bowman is the son of Gary and Alice Bowman of Fort Worth, Texas. All family and friends are invited to attend the wedding ceremony Feb. 4 at 1 p.m. at the Village Church, 1700 Highland Village Road, Highland Village, Texas...
Wolverton, Mixon to wed (01/10/06)
Allen and Terry Wolverton of Ash Flat announce the engagement and upcoming wedding of their daughter, Jeannie Elizabeth Wolverton, to Billy Joe Mixon Jr. Billy Mixon is the son of the late Bill Mixon of Mammoth Spring and Donna Mixon who now resides in Jonesboro, Ark...
Hatman, Bowman to unite in matrimony (01/10/06)
Eugene and Patsy Hatman of Thayer announce the engagement of their daughter, Andrea LeAnn Hatman, to Eric Michael Wayne Bowman. Bowman is the son of Gary and Alice Bowman of Fort Worth, Texas. All family and friends are invited to attend the wedding ceremony Feb. 4 at 1 p.m. at the Village Church, 1700 Highland Village Road, Highland Village, Texas...
Storms to mark 60th anniversary (01/10/06)
Royce and Nora Storms Hollis of Thayer will celebrate their 60th anniversary on Jan. 20. They were married in Kansas City, Mo., in 1946. Their children are David Hollis of Thayer and Deborah England-Gumbeen of Lee's Summit, Mo. Due to health reasons, there will not be a celebration at this time. If anyone would like to send congratulations or well wishes they can send them to: Route 1, Box 1244, Thayer, MO 65791 or call them at 417-264-3827...
Fredericks surprised on silver anniversary (01/10/06)
Lonnie and Debbie Frederick celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary Nov. 1, 2005. They were surprised on Oct. 22 at their cabin on a mountain top in Sharp County near Evening Shade. Their children, Becky Frederick and Bryan Ethridge, both of Little Rock, Matt and Heather Humphrey and daughters, Alyssa and Kamryn, all of St. Charles, Mo., and their sister Mary Beth Lee all organized the party...
Ropers celebrate 50 years of marriage (01/10/06)
The children of Kenneth and Joyce Roper of Viola will hold a celebration for their parents' 50th wedding anniversary on Jan. 21, 2006, at 3 p.m. at Flora Baptist Church. Everyone is welcome. Kenneth Roper married Joyce Meredith on Jan. 21, 1956, at Kansas City Baptist Temple in Kansas City, Mo...
Tillmans announce 50-year anniversary (01/10/06)
William and Patsy Tillman of Thayer will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary. They were married Jan. 20, 1956, at Poplar Bluff, Mo. Frank and Pat Tillman have three children, nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. A celebration will be held on Jan.- 21 from noon to 4 p.m. It will be held at Thayer Fun & Friends Senior Center in Thayer...
Tillmans announce 50-year anniversary (01/10/06)
William and Patsy Tillman of Thayer will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary. They were married Jan. 20, 1956, at Poplar Bluff, Mo. Frank and Pat Tillman have three children, nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. A celebration will be held on Jan.- 21 from noon to 4 p.m. It will be held at Thayer Fun & Friends Senior Center in Thayer...
Storms to mark 60th anniversary (01/10/06)
Royce and Nora Storms Hollis of Thayer will celebrate their 60th anniversary on Jan. 20. They were married in Kansas City, Mo., in 1946. Their children are David Hollis of Thayer and Deborah England-Gumbeen of Lee's Summit, Mo. Due to health reasons, there will not be a celebration at this time. If anyone would like to send congratulations or well wishes they can send them to: Route 1, Box 1244, Thayer, MO 65791 or call them at 417-264-3827...
Fredericks surprised on silver anniversary (01/10/06)
Lonnie and Debbie Frederick celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary Nov. 1, 2005. They were surprised on Oct. 22 at their cabin on a mountain top in Sharp County near Evening Shade. Their children, Becky Frederick and Bryan Ethridge, both of Little Rock, Matt and Heather Humphrey and daughters, Alyssa and Kamryn, all of St. Charles, Mo., and their sister Mary Beth Lee all organized the party...
Ropers celebrate 50 years of marriage (01/10/06)
The children of Kenneth and Joyce Roper of Viola will hold a celebration for their parents' 50th wedding anniversary on Jan. 21, 2006, at 3 p.m. at Flora Baptist Church. Everyone is welcome. Kenneth Roper married Joyce Meredith on Jan. 21, 1956, at Kansas City Baptist Temple in Kansas City, Mo...
Boldly Going Nowhere (01/10/06)
Many strange artifacts have been discovered over the years that don't conform to the current theories of the history of man. An educational Web site called About, Inc. lists the 10 most puzzling ancient artifacts. 1) The Grooved Spheres. For several decades, miners in South Africa have been digging up mysterious spheres made of a blue metal. ...
Boldly Going Nowhere (01/10/06)
Many strange artifacts have been discovered over the years that don't conform to the current theories of the history of man. An educational Web site called About, Inc. lists the 10 most puzzling ancient artifacts. 1) The Grooved Spheres. For several decades, miners in South Africa have been digging up mysterious spheres made of a blue metal. ...