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Stories from Thursday, January 19, 2006

$250,000 granted to fund skills gap initiatives (01/19/06)
AREA -- The South Central Workforce Investment Board (SCWIB) and the Council of Chief Local Elected Officials (CCLEO) have been awarded $250,000 to implement Skills Gap initiatives in the region, said Tana Holder, executive director of the SCWIB. "We are very grateful to the Divisions of Career Education and Workforce Development for recognizing the needs of a rural area. ...
Cox elected APA president (01/19/06)
The News Managing Editor David Cox took the gavel as 2006 president of the Arkansas Press Association Jan. 5 at the Salem publishing office of The News. The Arkansas Press Association, the trade association for newspapers in the state, represents 134 member newspapers and has 120 associate members...
Cities could lose dispatch (01/19/06)
Cherokee Village has until March 31 to pay its portion of central dispatch services or its police and fire departments will lose access to the services. The action would not affect 9-1-1 dispatch services. At the Jan. 9 Sharp County Quorum Court meeting, the court voted unanimously to give cities until the end of the quarter to pay for the first quarter of services...
Council rejects sales tax proposal (01/19/06)
THAYER - Ron Cornelius represented the Thayer Community Betterment Association (TCBA) at the Jan. 10 Thayer City Council meeting. He said he was more than disappointed by the reaction of the Thayer City Council last week to his committee's request to place a 1-cent sales tax on the spring election ballot...
Former teacher faces civil suit (01/19/06)
Ten plaintiffs have filed a civil suit against a former Melbourne agricultural teacher who was convicted of coercing male students into sexual acts last year. Claims were filed Jan. 5 against Stephen Mitchell, 30, of Pineville by Edward T. Oglesby, attorney at law, from Little Rock. Mitchell faces claims of negligence and civil battery from the three victims and their parents...
Free diabetic screening (01/19/06)
ALTON -- Missouri Home Care, in partnership with the Alton Senior Citizen Center, will have a free diabetic foot and neuropathy screening Jan. 27 from 9 to 11 a.m. at the senior center. Jineane Pierce with Missouri Home Care said residents of the county are invited to the free presentation and screening on anodyne therapy...
Oxford man charged with sex crimes (01/19/06)
An Oxford man was arrested Jan. 13 after a police investigation determined that he had engaged in deviant sexual activity with an 11-year-old girl, according to authorities. James Lyndle Hellums, 57, is alleged to have engaged in the deviant activity, which included fondling and oral sex, during the Christmas holidays. Authorities say that Hellums committed the acts at his house while his wife was at work...
Couch school board meets (01/19/06)
COUCH SCHOOL -- During the Jan. 10 Couch School Board meeting, the board asked Superintendent Rolla Fraley to negotiate with suppliers on the prices of Freightliner and Bluebird school buses. High School Principal Tom Bull discussed the need for safety mats in the school gym. The board instructed him to seek bids for the mats for both ends of the gym and to also seek quotes on both moveable and permanent mats...
Elected officials to disclose sources of income (01/19/06)
MAMMOTH SPRING -- The Mammoth Spring City Council completed their statements of financial interest and filed them at their Jan. 3 meeting. Mayor Jean Pace explained to the audience that this is when elected officials have to disclose their sources of income and the amount...
Council completes financial statements (01/19/06)
The Mammoth Spring City Council completed their statements of financial interest and filed them at their Jan. 3 meeting. Mayor Jean Pace explained to the audience that this is when elected officials have to disclose their sources of income and the amount...
School makes plans for facilities (01/19/06)
A public facilities master plan was presented by Salem Superintendent Ken Rich at the Jan. 16 school board meeting. Phase 1 of the plan, required by the Arkansas Department of Education from all schools to decide appropriation of funds, lists improvement projects from the present through June 30, 2009. The report is due to the state by Feb. 1...
WINTER FISHING (01/19/06)
WINTER FISHING: Mark Pauley from West Plains caught his limit of trout one winter day last week. It is not unusual to see people fishing on the Spring River in the winter time. The warmer than usual temperatures have brought more people to the banks of the river. Photo/Sisk Lawrence...
Quadroped, not quadruped ... (01/19/06)
Pedal to the metal: Harry Reeves, a resident of Fulton County, pedals his quadroped through Glencoe Jan. 11. Reeves said there are only 130 quadropeds made by a company in Washington. (Photo/Price)
YOUNG READERS: (01/19/06)
YOUNG READERS: Mammoth Spring kindergarten students Hunter Ragsdale and Layke Ellison return library books they had read and checked out. Mammoth Spring Elementary School Librarian Sandy Russell said the students are new readers and seem excited about their trips to the school library. Photo/Sisk Lawrence...
Death impacts investigation (01/19/06)
Jerry Stevens, the "person of interest" in the disappearance of Bridgett Juanita Sellars and her possible murder, died at his sister's home in Jonesboro Jan. 10. According to the Craighead County Coroner's Office, Stevens died of natural causes. Stevens, 47, was a cancer patient and had been under hospice care, according to David Huffmaster, criminal investigator at the Sharp County Sheriff's Office...
Burglary suspects arrested in two incidents (01/19/06)
OREGON COUNTY -- Oregon County Sheriff Tim Ward said Jan. 10 that his office has arrested three people responsible for the break-in and theft that occurred at Indian Country Junction on Dec. 20. Ward said the owners of the business, Steve and Linda Dexter, discovered the break-in when they arrived to open the store early Dec. 20...
RIBBON CUTTING (01/19/06)
RIBBON CUTTING: The Thayer Chamber of Commerce welcomed a new business to the area last week. A ribbon cutting was held at Allen American Realty located at 36 Highway 63 North in Mammoth Spring. Cornelius Inc. is the owner of the business that sells residential, farm and commercial property in Arkansas and Missouri. ...
Couch school board meets (01/19/06)
COUCH SCHOOL -- During the Jan. 10 Couch School Board meeting, the board asked Superintendent Rolla Fraley to negotiate with suppliers on the prices of Freightliner and Bluebird school buses. High School Principal Tom Bull discussed the need for safety mats in the school gym. The board instructed him to seek bids for the mats for both ends of the gym and to also seek quotes on both moveable and permanent mats...
Elected officials to disclose sources of income (01/19/06)
MAMMOTH SPRING -- The Mammoth Spring City Council completed their statements of financial interest and filed them at their Jan. 3 meeting. Mayor Jean Pace explained to the audience that this is when elected officials have to disclose their sources of income and the amount...
Council completes financial statements (01/19/06)
The Mammoth Spring City Council completed their statements of financial interest and filed them at their Jan. 3 meeting. Mayor Jean Pace explained to the audience that this is when elected officials have to disclose their sources of income and the amount...
Cox elected APA president (01/19/06)
The News Managing Editor David Cox took the gavel as 2006 president of the Arkansas Press Association Jan. 5 at the Salem publishing office of The News. The Arkansas Press Association, the trade association for newspapers in the state, represents 134 member newspapers and has 120 associate members...
RIBBON CUTTING (01/19/06)
RIBBON CUTTING: The Thayer Chamber of Commerce welcomed a new business to the area last week. A ribbon cutting was held at Allen American Realty located at 36 Highway 63 North in Mammoth Spring. Cornelius Inc. is the owner of the business that sells residential, farm and commercial property in Arkansas and Missouri. ...
Free diabetic screening (01/19/06)
ALTON -- Missouri Home Care, in partnership with the Alton Senior Citizen Center, will have a free diabetic foot and neuropathy screening Jan. 27 from 9 to 11 a.m. at the senior center. Jineane Pierce with Missouri Home Care said residents of the county are invited to the free presentation and screening on anodyne therapy...
School makes plans for facilities (01/19/06)
A public facilities master plan was presented by Salem Superintendent Ken Rich at the Jan. 16 school board meeting. Phase 1 of the plan, required by the Arkansas Department of Education from all schools to decide appropriation of funds, lists improvement projects from the present through June 30, 2009. The report is due to the state by Feb. 1...
Quadroped, not quadruped ... (01/19/06)
Pedal to the metal: Harry Reeves, a resident of Fulton County, pedals his quadroped through Glencoe Jan. 11. Reeves said there are only 130 quadropeds made by a company in Washington. (Photo/Price)
Burglary suspects arrested in two incidents (01/19/06)
OREGON COUNTY -- Oregon County Sheriff Tim Ward said Jan. 10 that his office has arrested three people responsible for the break-in and theft that occurred at Indian Country Junction on Dec. 20. Ward said the owners of the business, Steve and Linda Dexter, discovered the break-in when they arrived to open the store early Dec. 20...
YOUNG READERS: (01/19/06)
YOUNG READERS: Mammoth Spring kindergarten students Hunter Ragsdale and Layke Ellison return library books they had read and checked out. Mammoth Spring Elementary School Librarian Sandy Russell said the students are new readers and seem excited about their trips to the school library. Photo/Sisk Lawrence...
WINTER FISHING (01/19/06)
WINTER FISHING: Mark Pauley from West Plains caught his limit of trout one winter day last week. It is not unusual to see people fishing on the Spring River in the winter time. The warmer than usual temperatures have brought more people to the banks of the river. Photo/Sisk Lawrence...
$250,000 granted to fund skills gap initiatives (01/19/06)
AREA -- The South Central Workforce Investment Board (SCWIB) and the Council of Chief Local Elected Officials (CCLEO) have been awarded $250,000 to implement Skills Gap initiatives in the region, said Tana Holder, executive director of the SCWIB. "We are very grateful to the Divisions of Career Education and Workforce Development for recognizing the needs of a rural area. ...
Oxford man charged with sex crimes (01/19/06)
An Oxford man was arrested Jan. 13 after a police investigation determined that he had engaged in deviant sexual activity with an 11-year-old girl, according to authorities. James Lyndle Hellums, 57, is alleged to have engaged in the deviant activity, which included fondling and oral sex, during the Christmas holidays. Authorities say that Hellums committed the acts at his house while his wife was at work...
Former teacher faces civil suit (01/19/06)
Ten plaintiffs have filed a civil suit against a former Melbourne agricultural teacher who was convicted of coercing male students into sexual acts last year. Claims were filed Jan. 5 against Stephen Mitchell, 30, of Pineville by Edward T. Oglesby, attorney at law, from Little Rock. Mitchell faces claims of negligence and civil battery from the three victims and their parents...
Council rejects sales tax proposal (01/19/06)
THAYER - Ron Cornelius represented the Thayer Community Betterment Association (TCBA) at the Jan. 10 Thayer City Council meeting. He said he was more than disappointed by the reaction of the Thayer City Council last week to his committee's request to place a 1-cent sales tax on the spring election ballot...
Cities could lose dispatch (01/19/06)
Cherokee Village has until March 31 to pay its portion of central dispatch services or its police and fire departments will lose access to the services. The action would not affect 9-1-1 dispatch services. At the Jan. 9 Sharp County Quorum Court meeting, the court voted unanimously to give cities until the end of the quarter to pay for the first quarter of services...
Death impacts investigation (01/19/06)
Jerry Stevens, the "person of interest" in the disappearance of Bridgett Juanita Sellars and her possible murder, died at his sister's home in Jonesboro Jan. 10. According to the Craighead County Coroner's Office, Stevens died of natural causes. Stevens, 47, was a cancer patient and had been under hospice care, according to David Huffmaster, criminal investigator at the Sharp County Sheriff's Office...
Whiteside earns WBC scholarship (01/19/06)
Ann Whiteside of Mammoth Spring has been awarded a Leadership Scholarship to attend Williams Baptist College. The scholarship is awarded to incoming WBC students based on their college entrance examination scores. Whiteside is a senior at Mammoth Spring High School. She is the daughter of Charles and Sandy Whiteside of Mammoth Spring...
Whiteside earns WBC scholarship (01/19/06)
Ann Whiteside of Mammoth Spring has been awarded a Leadership Scholarship to attend Williams Baptist College. The scholarship is awarded to incoming WBC students based on their college entrance examination scores. Whiteside is a senior at Mammoth Spring High School. She is the daughter of Charles and Sandy Whiteside of Mammoth Spring...
Lady Cougs find double trouble against Hoxie (01/19/06)
Few teams stepping into the ring with the Izard County Consolidated Lady Cougars this year have been able to survive the one-two punch of sophomore Sammi Fowler and junior Brittney Richardson. Steadier than sunrise and sunset, ICC's dynamic duo will post a pair of double-double efforts every time the Lady Cougars hit the hardwood...
Hounds swept by Hounds in Imboden (01/19/06)
Whether it was because it was Friday the 13th, a full moon, or the fact that it was Greyhounds vs. Greyhounds, Salem and Sloan-Hendrix put on quite a show at the Dawg Palace in Imboden Jan. 13 in a battle of two senior girls' teams that are both hungry for the 2AA-North crown...
Rigel turns in regal performance (01/19/06)
Showing it's not important how much time you have, but rather what you do with the time at hand, Koshkonong's Justin Rigel went on a scoring spree to help push his Bluejays past the homestanding Couch Indians 73-54 Jan. 10. Despite sitting out almost nine minutes of the game due to foul trouble, Rigel still managed to pour in 36 points on the night to lead Koshkonong to a big win...
Lady Cougs find double trouble against Hoxie (01/19/06)
Few teams stepping into the ring with the Izard County Consolidated Lady Cougars this year have been able to survive the one-two punch of sophomore Sammi Fowler and junior Brittney Richardson. Steadier than sunrise and sunset, ICC's dynamic duo will post a pair of double-double efforts every time the Lady Cougars hit the hardwood...
Hounds swept by Hounds in Imboden (01/19/06)
Whether it was because it was Friday the 13th, a full moon, or the fact that it was Greyhounds vs. Greyhounds, Salem and Sloan-Hendrix put on quite a show at the Dawg Palace in Imboden Jan. 13 in a battle of two senior girls' teams that are both hungry for the 2AA-North crown...
Rigel turns in regal performance (01/19/06)
Showing it's not important how much time you have, but rather what you do with the time at hand, Koshkonong's Justin Rigel went on a scoring spree to help push his Bluejays past the homestanding Couch Indians 73-54 Jan. 10. Despite sitting out almost nine minutes of the game due to foul trouble, Rigel still managed to pour in 36 points on the night to lead Koshkonong to a big win...
James Oren McCurley (01/19/06)
James Oren McCurley, son of the late James Ewell McCurley and Helen Irene Evans McCurley, was born March 12, 1936, in Wideman, Ark. He died Jan. 5, 2006, in Calico Rock, Ark., at the age of 69. He was united in marriage to Carolyn Blevins on Feb. 14, 1983, in Batesville, Ark...
John Peel (01/19/06)
John Peel, 41, of Mountain Home died Dec. 31, 2005, in Mountain Home. He was born Nov. 22, 1964, in Kansas City, Mo., the son of Darrell and Helen McCandlis Peel. He was married to Melinda Bell on July 1, 1991, in Mountain Home. He worked as a maintenance supervisor at Eaton Corporation in Mountain Home for more than 20 years and enjoyed woodworking and fishing...
Jerry Wayne Smith (01/19/06)
Jerry Wayne Smith, 61, of Cave City, Ark., 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...
Callie J. Parnell (01/19/06)
Callie J. Parnell, a homemaker, died Jan. 10, 2006, at White River Medical Center in Batesville at the age of 91. She was born Aug. 26, 1914, in Oregon County, Mo., the daughter of the late George Washington and Sarah Ann Longley Denton. She was united in marriage in 1931 to Jack Allen who preceded her in death...
Richard Allen Rains (01/19/06)
Richard Allen Rains, 46, died Jan. 12, 2006, at his home in Rockwell, Texas. He was born June 26, 1959, in Garden City, Kan., to Charles Dempsey and Margie McVey Rains. On Sept. 14, 1996, he married the love of his life, Holly Newman, at Marianna, Ark. He attended schools in Kansas and was a 1977 graduate of Oxford High School in Oxford, Ark...
Junior Richard GageBorn 9-21-1932 -- Died 1-1-2006 (01/19/06)
Junior Richard Gage, 73, of Highland, Ark., died Jan. 1, 2006, at the Fulton County Hospital in Salem, Ark. He was born Sept. 21, 1932, in Frankfurt, Mich., the son of the late Richard Richardson Gage and Mary Hickey Gage. He was a veteran of the United States Air Force having served during the Korean War...
Lynn Coffman McBride (01/19/06)
Lynn Coffman McBride was born Jan. 5, 1952, in Brinkley, Ark. She died Jan. 13, 2006, at Glencoe at the age of 54 years. She spent her working years as a telephone operator for CenturyTel. She was a member of the Ward Street Church of Christ. Survivors include her daughter, Heather Webber of Hardy; mother, Sylvia Coffman of Gencoe; brothers, Donald Ray Coffman of Holly Grove, Ark., Harold Coffman of Anchorage, Alaska, and James Coffman of Salem; sisters, Kathy Hicks of Hardy, and Anita Thiel of Anchorage, Alaska; and grandsons, Gaven Martin of Cabot, Ark., and Colten Webber of Hardy.. ...
Thomas "T.J." Reed (01/19/06)
Thomas Jefferson "T.J. Reed died Jan. 11, 2006, at his home in Thayer, Mo., at the age of 59 years. He was born Nov. 20, 1946, in Blytheville, Ark., the son of James Daniel and Sallie Gray Reed. He was united in marriage July 5, 1969, to Carol Sue Johnston. He was united in marriage May 15, 1999, in Thayer to Eileen Foster Maddux...
Virginia Beaushaw (01/19/06)
Virginia Ester Beaushaw, daughter of the late Claude B. and Hattie Lena Johnson Burns, was born Dec. 27, 1933, in Dermott, Ark. She died Jan. 9, 2006, in Salem at the age of 72. She spent her working years as a sewing machine operator for a garment factory. She was of the Baptist faith...
Lorene Beaver (01/19/06)
Lorene Beaver of Salem, daughter of the late Earl Smith and Clista Foster Smith, was born June 18, 1926, in Elizabeth, Ark. She died Jan. 10, 2006, at the Fulton County Hospital in Salem at the age of 79 years. She was united in marriage to Elo Beaver. To this union three children were born. He preceded her in death in 1998...
Ruby Pauline Burris (01/19/06)
Ruby Pauline Burris, 89, of Williford, Ark., died Jan. 14, 2006, at Eaglecrest Nursing and Rehab in Ash Flat. She was born Nov. 19, 1916, in Westfield, Ill., the daughter of the late Harry Ellsworth and Margaret Olive Lee Hamp. She married Eugene Burris June 11, 1938, in Henderson, Ky. She worked as a telephone operator before becoming a homemaker. She was a member of the United Brethren...
Juanita Taylor (01/19/06)
Juanita Taylor, homemaker, died Jan. 9, 2006, at her home in Mammoth Spring, Ark. at the age of 84 years. She was born Dec. 31, 1921, in Frenchtown, Ark., the daughter of the late Fred and Minnie Hackworth Cherry. Along with her husband she was co-owner and operator of Many Islands Camp and Canoe Rentals...
Carson Ross (01/19/06)
Carson Ross, 73, of Thayer, Mo., was born Jan. 11, 1932, in Oregon County, Mo., and died Jan. 6, 2006, at Shady Oaks Healthcare Center in Thayer, Mo. Survivors include one son, Tom and Julie Ross of Republic, Mo.; two daughters, Theresa Daniels of Kingston, Tenn., and Donna Jean Berry of Dallas, Texas; one sister, Betty and Ray Reynolds of Thayer, Mo.; one brother, Don Ross of Alton, Mo.; one sister-in-law, Bette Ross of Alton; nine grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews and other relatives and friends.. ...
Charlotte Marie Wondra (01/19/06)
Charlotte Marie Wondra, 73, of Horseshoe Bend, Ark., died peacefully Jan. 9, 2006, at Horseshoe Bend. She was born Jan. 25, 1932, in Milwaukee, Wis., the daughter of the late Charles and Marie Meiers Romayko. She was united in marriage to James Wondra April 11, 1953, at St. Matthews Church in Campbellsport, Wis...
Lawrence Faust (01/19/06)
Lawrence Norman Faust, 78, of Columbus, Ohio, died Jan. 1, 2006, at the VA Hospital in Columbus. He was born July 10, 1927, in Alton, Mo., the son of Lewis Joseph Faust and Naomi Norman Faust. He was a molding machine operator for a plastic products manufacturer in Columbus for 25 years...
Richard Allen Rains (01/19/06)
Richard Allen Rains, 46, died Jan. 12, 2006, at his home in Rockwell, Texas. He was born June 26, 1959, in Garden City, Kan., to Charles Dempsey and Margie McVey Rains. On Sept. 14, 1996, he married the love of his life, Holly Newman, at Marianna, Ark. He attended schools in Kansas and was a 1977 graduate of Oxford High School in Oxford, Ark...
Charlotte Marie Wondra (01/19/06)
Charlotte Marie Wondra, 73, of Horseshoe Bend, Ark., died peacefully Jan. 9, 2006, at Horseshoe Bend. She was born Jan. 25, 1932, in Milwaukee, Wis., the daughter of the late Charles and Marie Meiers Romayko. She was united in marriage to James Wondra April 11, 1953, at St. Matthews Church in Campbellsport, Wis...
Ruby Pauline Burris (01/19/06)
Ruby Pauline Burris, 89, of Williford, Ark., died Jan. 14, 2006, at Eaglecrest Nursing and Rehab in Ash Flat. She was born Nov. 19, 1916, in Westfield, Ill., the daughter of the late Harry Ellsworth and Margaret Olive Lee Hamp. She married Eugene Burris June 11, 1938, in Henderson, Ky. She worked as a telephone operator before becoming a homemaker. She was a member of the United Brethren...
James Oren McCurley (01/19/06)
James Oren McCurley, son of the late James Ewell McCurley and Helen Irene Evans McCurley, was born March 12, 1936, in Wideman, Ark. He died Jan. 5, 2006, in Calico Rock, Ark., at the age of 69. He was united in marriage to Carolyn Blevins on Feb. 14, 1983, in Batesville, Ark...
John Peel (01/19/06)
John Peel, 41, of Mountain Home died Dec. 31, 2005, in Mountain Home. He was born Nov. 22, 1964, in Kansas City, Mo., the son of Darrell and Helen McCandlis Peel. He was married to Melinda Bell on July 1, 1991, in Mountain Home. He worked as a maintenance supervisor at Eaton Corporation in Mountain Home for more than 20 years and enjoyed woodworking and fishing...
Jerry Wayne Smith (01/19/06)
Jerry Wayne Smith, 61, of Cave City, Ark., 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...
Junior Richard GageBorn 9-21-1932 -- Died 1-1-2006 (01/19/06)
Junior Richard Gage, 73, of Highland, Ark., died Jan. 1, 2006, at the Fulton County Hospital in Salem, Ark. He was born Sept. 21, 1932, in Frankfurt, Mich., the son of the late Richard Richardson Gage and Mary Hickey Gage. He was a veteran of the United States Air Force having served during the Korean War...
Lawrence Faust (01/19/06)
Lawrence Norman Faust, 78, of Columbus, Ohio, died Jan. 1, 2006, at the VA Hospital in Columbus. He was born July 10, 1927, in Alton, Mo., the son of Lewis Joseph Faust and Naomi Norman Faust. He was a molding machine operator for a plastic products manufacturer in Columbus for 25 years...
Lynn Coffman McBride (01/19/06)
Lynn Coffman McBride was born Jan. 5, 1952, in Brinkley, Ark. She died Jan. 13, 2006, at Glencoe at the age of 54 years. She spent her working years as a telephone operator for CenturyTel. She was a member of the Ward Street Church of Christ. Survivors include her daughter, Heather Webber of Hardy; mother, Sylvia Coffman of Gencoe; brothers, Donald Ray Coffman of Holly Grove, Ark., Harold Coffman of Anchorage, Alaska, and James Coffman of Salem; sisters, Kathy Hicks of Hardy, and Anita Thiel of Anchorage, Alaska; and grandsons, Gaven Martin of Cabot, Ark., and Colten Webber of Hardy.. ...
Callie J. Parnell (01/19/06)
Callie J. Parnell, a homemaker, died Jan. 10, 2006, at White River Medical Center in Batesville at the age of 91. She was born Aug. 26, 1914, in Oregon County, Mo., the daughter of the late George Washington and Sarah Ann Longley Denton. She was united in marriage in 1931 to Jack Allen who preceded her in death...
Thomas "T.J." Reed (01/19/06)
Thomas Jefferson "T.J. Reed died Jan. 11, 2006, at his home in Thayer, Mo., at the age of 59 years. He was born Nov. 20, 1946, in Blytheville, Ark., the son of James Daniel and Sallie Gray Reed. He was united in marriage July 5, 1969, to Carol Sue Johnston. He was united in marriage May 15, 1999, in Thayer to Eileen Foster Maddux...
Virginia Beaushaw (01/19/06)
Virginia Ester Beaushaw, daughter of the late Claude B. and Hattie Lena Johnson Burns, was born Dec. 27, 1933, in Dermott, Ark. She died Jan. 9, 2006, in Salem at the age of 72. She spent her working years as a sewing machine operator for a garment factory. She was of the Baptist faith...
Lorene Beaver (01/19/06)
Lorene Beaver of Salem, daughter of the late Earl Smith and Clista Foster Smith, was born June 18, 1926, in Elizabeth, Ark. She died Jan. 10, 2006, at the Fulton County Hospital in Salem at the age of 79 years. She was united in marriage to Elo Beaver. To this union three children were born. He preceded her in death in 1998...
Juanita Taylor (01/19/06)
Juanita Taylor, homemaker, died Jan. 9, 2006, at her home in Mammoth Spring, Ark. at the age of 84 years. She was born Dec. 31, 1921, in Frenchtown, Ark., the daughter of the late Fred and Minnie Hackworth Cherry. Along with her husband she was co-owner and operator of Many Islands Camp and Canoe Rentals...
Carson Ross (01/19/06)
Carson Ross, 73, of Thayer, Mo., was born Jan. 11, 1932, in Oregon County, Mo., and died Jan. 6, 2006, at Shady Oaks Healthcare Center in Thayer, Mo. Survivors include one son, Tom and Julie Ross of Republic, Mo.; two daughters, Theresa Daniels of Kingston, Tenn., and Donna Jean Berry of Dallas, Texas; one sister, Betty and Ray Reynolds of Thayer, Mo.; one brother, Don Ross of Alton, Mo.; one sister-in-law, Bette Ross of Alton; nine grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews and other relatives and friends.. ...
Farmers celebrate 50 years of marriage (01/19/06)
Mr. and Mrs. Raymon Farmer of Cherokee Village will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary. They were married on Jan. 29, 1956. Mrs. Farmer is the former Beverly Whatley and is retired from the Mississippi Department of Human Services. Mr. Farmer is a retired catfish processor. They are the parents of Steve Farmer and Jeff Farmer, both of Greenville, Miss., and David Farmer of Indianola, Miss. The couple has nine grandchildren...
Kendra Shaye Infranca (01/19/06)
Michael Infranca and Kerri Bettis of Alton are the parents of a baby girl, Kendra Shaye Infranca. She was born at 2:24 a.m. Jan. 13. She weighed 7 pounds, 11 ounces, and was 19 1/2 inches long. Her siblings are Joshua, 11, Lonnie, 9, and Marie, 5. Grandparents are Gary Crabtree and Jane Bettis, both of Alton, and Linda McCormick of Thayer...
Collin Lee Spaulding (01/19/06)
Shawn and LaRanda Spaulding of West Plains are the parents of a baby boy, Collin Lee. He was born at 7:29 a.m. Jan. 11. He weighed 7 pounds., 10 ounces, and was 20 1/2 inches long. His sibling is Jaydn, 2. Grandparents are Stan and Chris Hatley and Lloyd and Kathy Gross, all of West Plains, Rodney Collins and Laura Schneider, both of Thayer and Randy and Karen Spaulding of Joplin...
Carter Ray Roberts (01/19/06)
Bobby and Allison Roberts of West Plains are the parents of a baby boy, Carter Ray. He was born at 11:49 a.m. Jan. 9. He weighed 8 pounds, 9 ounces, and was 22 inches long. His siblings are Cassie, 6, and Corey, 3. Grandparents are Craig and Kathy Johnson of Alton; Max and Doris Gwaltney of Thayer and Bob Roberts of Brandsville...
Brynn Olivia Washam (01/19/06)
Bradley and Jolie Washam of Mammoth Spring announce the birth of their daughter, Brynn Olivia. She was born Jan. 6, 2006, at 12:58 p.m. at St. Bernards Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro, Ark. She weighed 6 pounds, 11 ounces and was 20-1/4 inches long...
Glady Elizabeth Ragan (01/19/06)
Eric and Courtney (Dodd) Ragan, Marietta, Ga., announce the birth of their daughter, Glady Elizabeth Ragan, on Dec. 12, 2005, at 7:56 a.m. She weighed 5 pounds, 15 ounces and was 19 inches long. Grandparents are Ken and Vicki Ragan of Thayer and Donna and Daniel Byrd of Sikeston, Mo. ...
Glady Elizabeth Ragan (01/19/06)
Eric and Courtney (Dodd) Ragan, Marietta, Ga., announce the birth of their daughter, Glady Elizabeth Ragan, on Dec. 12, 2005, at 7:56 a.m. She weighed 5 pounds, 15 ounces and was 19 inches long. Grandparents are Ken and Vicki Ragan of Thayer and Donna and Daniel Byrd of Sikeston, Mo. ...
Farmers celebrate 50 years of marriage (01/19/06)
Mr. and Mrs. Raymon Farmer of Cherokee Village will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary. They were married on Jan. 29, 1956. Mrs. Farmer is the former Beverly Whatley and is retired from the Mississippi Department of Human Services. Mr. Farmer is a retired catfish processor. They are the parents of Steve Farmer and Jeff Farmer, both of Greenville, Miss., and David Farmer of Indianola, Miss. The couple has nine grandchildren...
Brynn Olivia Washam (01/19/06)
Bradley and Jolie Washam of Mammoth Spring announce the birth of their daughter, Brynn Olivia. She was born Jan. 6, 2006, at 12:58 p.m. at St. Bernards Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro, Ark. She weighed 6 pounds, 11 ounces and was 20-1/4 inches long...
Carter Ray Roberts (01/19/06)
Bobby and Allison Roberts of West Plains are the parents of a baby boy, Carter Ray. He was born at 11:49 a.m. Jan. 9. He weighed 8 pounds, 9 ounces, and was 22 inches long. His siblings are Cassie, 6, and Corey, 3. Grandparents are Craig and Kathy Johnson of Alton; Max and Doris Gwaltney of Thayer and Bob Roberts of Brandsville...
Kendra Shaye Infranca (01/19/06)
Michael Infranca and Kerri Bettis of Alton are the parents of a baby girl, Kendra Shaye Infranca. She was born at 2:24 a.m. Jan. 13. She weighed 7 pounds, 11 ounces, and was 19 1/2 inches long. Her siblings are Joshua, 11, Lonnie, 9, and Marie, 5. Grandparents are Gary Crabtree and Jane Bettis, both of Alton, and Linda McCormick of Thayer...
Collin Lee Spaulding (01/19/06)
Shawn and LaRanda Spaulding of West Plains are the parents of a baby boy, Collin Lee. He was born at 7:29 a.m. Jan. 11. He weighed 7 pounds., 10 ounces, and was 20 1/2 inches long. His sibling is Jaydn, 2. Grandparents are Stan and Chris Hatley and Lloyd and Kathy Gross, all of West Plains, Rodney Collins and Laura Schneider, both of Thayer and Randy and Karen Spaulding of Joplin...
Brown, Rickey unite in marriage (01/19/06)
Nichole Brown, daughter of Stephen and Michelle Bruce of Cherokee Village, and Charley Rickey, son of Charles and Gaye Rickey of O'Kean, Ark., were united in marriage Aug. 20, 2005, on the campus of Williams Baptist College in Walnut Ridge. The wedding took place in Midkiff Meadows on the campus of Williams Baptist College in 108 degree weather, record heat for the year. ...
Melrose, England marry (01/19/06)
Josh England and Rhiannon Melrose were united in marriage on Nov. 29, 2005, at the Mountain Grove, Mo., Community Center. Parents of the bride are Brian and Charlotte Melrose of Fulton, Mo. Parents of the groom are Roy and Nanette England of Mammoth Spring...
Sanders, Henderson marry on New Year's Day (01/19/06)
Elizabeth Sanders and Casey Henderson were married Jan. 1, 2006. A reception/shower will be held at the Franklin Comunity Center Jan. 22 at 2 p.m. All are invited.a
Brown, Rickey unite in marriage (01/19/06)
Nichole Brown, daughter of Stephen and Michelle Bruce of Cherokee Village, and Charley Rickey, son of Charles and Gaye Rickey of O'Kean, Ark., were united in marriage Aug. 20, 2005, on the campus of Williams Baptist College in Walnut Ridge. The wedding took place in Midkiff Meadows on the campus of Williams Baptist College in 108 degree weather, record heat for the year. ...
Melrose, England marry (01/19/06)
Josh England and Rhiannon Melrose were united in marriage on Nov. 29, 2005, at the Mountain Grove, Mo., Community Center. Parents of the bride are Brian and Charlotte Melrose of Fulton, Mo. Parents of the groom are Roy and Nanette England of Mammoth Spring...
Sanders, Henderson marry on New Year's Day (01/19/06)
Elizabeth Sanders and Casey Henderson were married Jan. 1, 2006. A reception/shower will be held at the Franklin Comunity Center Jan. 22 at 2 p.m. All are invited.a
Hollises to mark 60th anniversary (01/19/06)
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...
Hollises to mark 60th anniversary (01/19/06)
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...
Boldly Going Nowhere (01/19/06)
New Madrid, Mo., is on the west bank of the Mississippi River, about a hundred miles upstream from Memphis, across the river from the Kentucky and Tennessee state lines, just above the Missouri boot heel. According to the U.S. Census in 2000, New Madrid had a population of 3,334. By 2004, the population had decreased to 3,188. Perhaps the 146 people who headed for greener pastures didn't want to tempt fate...
Boldly Going Nowhere (01/19/06)
New Madrid, Mo., is on the west bank of the Mississippi River, about a hundred miles upstream from Memphis, across the river from the Kentucky and Tennessee state lines, just above the Missouri boot heel. According to the U.S. Census in 2000, New Madrid had a population of 3,334. By 2004, the population had decreased to 3,188. Perhaps the 146 people who headed for greener pastures didn't want to tempt fate...