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Stories from Thursday, January 26, 2006

Extension Council elections to end (01/26/06)
OREGON COUNTY -- University of Missouri Extension Council elections will end across the county Jan. 28. Candidates for the Northern District are Charles Erickson, Pat Holmes, Dana Russo, Rodger Shelton and Sarah Wiggs. Candidates for the Southern District are Nancy Alford, Janet Brewer, Otis Butler, David Crews, Bart Kernodle and John Walters...
Fire destroys Red Mule in Highland (01/26/06)
Investigators have not yet determined the cause of the fire that destroyed the Red Mule convenience store in Highland Jan. 19. Firefighters think the fire started at the rear of the building. The owner and an employee were working at the store, which is open 24 hours a day, when it started to fill with smoke shortly after 3 a.m., according to Highland Fire Chief Doug Wortham. They exited the building and called 9-1-1...
Man charged with filing false reports (01/26/06)
Wade Sanders, 45, of Dolph was arrested Jan. 16 on a five-count felony warrant for filing false reports with police. Each count is a class D felony and stems from a report Sanders made in July 2005 in which Sanders accused Mandi Thompson of forging his name on checks she had written on his bank account...
Hathorn campaigns in area (01/26/06)
CAMPAIGNING: Lieutenant governor hopeful Mike Hathorn and former state Rep. Boyd Higginbotham met and spoke with lunchtime guests at the Salem Senior Center Jan. 16. Hathorn spent the day campaigning in Fulton and Izard counties. For the story see back page. (Photo/Price)...
New members appointed to sheltered workshop board (01/26/06)
OREGON COUNTY -- The Oregon County Sheltered Workshop Board of Directors met recently and voted to recommend the appointment of three members to the board by the Oregon County Commission. The board recommended the re-appointments of Dana Roberts of Alton and Dorothy Ellis of Thayer and the new appointment of Mike McElmurry of Alton to replace long-time board member Bill Martin...
Man charged with prescription drug distribution (01/26/06)
A Salem man has been arrested and charged with distributing prescription drugs in Fulton County. Christopher Sanders, 27, of Salem was arrested Jan. 20 at his residence on 1st Street after he sold alprazolam to a police informant in a controlled buy at his residence according to authorities...
MAMMOTH SPRING LAKE (01/26/06)
MAMMOTH SPRING LAKE: This is the fifth year Mammoth Spring Lake at Mammoth Spring State Park has been drained. Park Superintendent Dave Jackson said the lake is drained in an effort to kill unsightly vegetation in the lake.
DeJesus cleared of charges (01/26/06)
There will be no trial for a Glencoe man who was charged with 14 counts of rape of a minor female after the alleged victim recanted her statement. Daniel DeJesus, 49, was arraigned on the charges Nov. 8, 2005, in Fulton County Circuit Court after turning himself in to authorities Oct. 27, 2005. He was set for a pretrial hearing April 18...
Election ballots set (01/26/06)
OREGON COUNTY -- There will be contested races on the April municipal and school board election ballot in Oregon County. County boards Ambulance -- Oregon County Clerk Gary Hensley has announced no one has filed for either of the two positions open on the county ambulance board. He said two candidates will be chosen as write-in candidates. Hensley said the candidates chosen will have to accept the position...
Fossils found at park (01/26/06)
MAMMOTH SPRING STATE PARK -- This year, besides finding the usual growth of weeds in the lake at Mammoth Spring State Park, park personnel discovered something they had never found before, fossils. The lake was drained Jan. 3. This is the fifth year the lake has been drained. Mammoth Spring State Park Superintendent Dave Jackson said the lake has been drained annually in an effort to kill the dense aquatic vegetation (lake weeds) that grows in most all the lake...
Izard man charged with manslaughter (01/26/06)
A Mount Pleasant man has been charged with manslaughter after crashing a vehicle that claimed the life of a passenger Jan. 15. Marcos Sanchez, 18, of Mount Pleasant was arrested Jan. 20. Sanchez had been traveling with three juvenile passengers when he wrecked his car at Harrison Street in Batesville. Megan Hall, 17, of Batesville was fatally injured in the wreck. The other two minors, a girl from Batesville and a boy from Mount Pleasant, were hospitalized after the wreck...
School Board finalizes bids (01/26/06)
MAMMOTH SPRING -- The Mammoth Spring School Board met Jan. 12 and finalized the bids on the new roof at the high school. Earlier in the school year the board had rejected bids from roofing companies. The board asked for more specifics on the roof project...
Death ruled homicide (01/26/06)
The cause of death has been ruled a homicide in the case of the body found in a septic tank on the late Jerry Stevens' property on Alderman Road near Ash Flat. The body had been dismembered and dropped through the lid of the septic tank, Sharp County Sheriff Dale Weaver said. According to the University of Arkansas Little Rock Department of Anthropology, where the bones had been sent, the body had been sawed apart, which is what led them to rule the death a homicide, Weaver said...
Fire destroys Red Mule in Highland (01/26/06)
Investigators have not yet determined the cause of the fire that destroyed the Red Mule convenience store in Highland Jan. 19. Firefighters think the fire started at the rear of the building. The owner and an employee were working at the store, which is open 24 hours a day, when it started to fill with smoke shortly after 3 a.m., according to Highland Fire Chief Doug Wortham. They exited the building and called 9-1-1...
Man charged with filing false reports (01/26/06)
Wade Sanders, 45, of Dolph was arrested Jan. 16 on a five-count felony warrant for filing false reports with police. Each count is a class D felony and stems from a report Sanders made in July 2005 in which Sanders accused Mandi Thompson of forging his name on checks she had written on his bank account...
School Board finalizes bids (01/26/06)
MAMMOTH SPRING -- The Mammoth Spring School Board met Jan. 12 and finalized the bids on the new roof at the high school. Earlier in the school year the board had rejected bids from roofing companies. The board asked for more specifics on the roof project...
Hathorn campaigns in area (01/26/06)
CAMPAIGNING: Lieutenant governor hopeful Mike Hathorn and former state Rep. Boyd Higginbotham met and spoke with lunchtime guests at the Salem Senior Center Jan. 16. Hathorn spent the day campaigning in Fulton and Izard counties. For the story see back page. (Photo/Price)...
Extension Council elections to end (01/26/06)
OREGON COUNTY -- University of Missouri Extension Council elections will end across the county Jan. 28. Candidates for the Northern District are Charles Erickson, Pat Holmes, Dana Russo, Rodger Shelton and Sarah Wiggs. Candidates for the Southern District are Nancy Alford, Janet Brewer, Otis Butler, David Crews, Bart Kernodle and John Walters...
New members appointed to sheltered workshop board (01/26/06)
OREGON COUNTY -- The Oregon County Sheltered Workshop Board of Directors met recently and voted to recommend the appointment of three members to the board by the Oregon County Commission. The board recommended the re-appointments of Dana Roberts of Alton and Dorothy Ellis of Thayer and the new appointment of Mike McElmurry of Alton to replace long-time board member Bill Martin...
Fossils found at park (01/26/06)
MAMMOTH SPRING STATE PARK -- This year, besides finding the usual growth of weeds in the lake at Mammoth Spring State Park, park personnel discovered something they had never found before, fossils. The lake was drained Jan. 3. This is the fifth year the lake has been drained. Mammoth Spring State Park Superintendent Dave Jackson said the lake has been drained annually in an effort to kill the dense aquatic vegetation (lake weeds) that grows in most all the lake...
Election ballots set (01/26/06)
OREGON COUNTY -- There will be contested races on the April municipal and school board election ballot in Oregon County. County boards Ambulance -- Oregon County Clerk Gary Hensley has announced no one has filed for either of the two positions open on the county ambulance board. He said two candidates will be chosen as write-in candidates. Hensley said the candidates chosen will have to accept the position...
Death ruled homicide (01/26/06)
The cause of death has been ruled a homicide in the case of the body found in a septic tank on the late Jerry Stevens' property on Alderman Road near Ash Flat. The body had been dismembered and dropped through the lid of the septic tank, Sharp County Sheriff Dale Weaver said. According to the University of Arkansas Little Rock Department of Anthropology, where the bones had been sent, the body had been sawed apart, which is what led them to rule the death a homicide, Weaver said...
MAMMOTH SPRING LAKE (01/26/06)
MAMMOTH SPRING LAKE: This is the fifth year Mammoth Spring Lake at Mammoth Spring State Park has been drained. Park Superintendent Dave Jackson said the lake is drained in an effort to kill unsightly vegetation in the lake.
Izard man charged with manslaughter (01/26/06)
A Mount Pleasant man has been charged with manslaughter after crashing a vehicle that claimed the life of a passenger Jan. 15. Marcos Sanchez, 18, of Mount Pleasant was arrested Jan. 20. Sanchez had been traveling with three juvenile passengers when he wrecked his car at Harrison Street in Batesville. Megan Hall, 17, of Batesville was fatally injured in the wreck. The other two minors, a girl from Batesville and a boy from Mount Pleasant, were hospitalized after the wreck...
Man charged with prescription drug distribution (01/26/06)
A Salem man has been arrested and charged with distributing prescription drugs in Fulton County. Christopher Sanders, 27, of Salem was arrested Jan. 20 at his residence on 1st Street after he sold alprazolam to a police informant in a controlled buy at his residence according to authorities...
DeJesus cleared of charges (01/26/06)
There will be no trial for a Glencoe man who was charged with 14 counts of rape of a minor female after the alleged victim recanted her statement. Daniel DeJesus, 49, was arraigned on the charges Nov. 8, 2005, in Fulton County Circuit Court after turning himself in to authorities Oct. 27, 2005. He was set for a pretrial hearing April 18...
Hice graduates from Army's AIT (01/26/06)
Army Pvt. Granvil L. Hice has graduated from the Light-wheeled Vehicle Mechanic Advanced Individual Training (AIT) course at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. The course is designed to train soldiers to perform maintenance, troubleshoot and repair wheeled vehicles and related mechanical components, which include internal combustion engines and power trains, spark and compression ignition engines, wheel-hub assemblies, hydraulic-power brakes, suspension and steering systems, and learned to operate a wheeled vehicle crane, hoist and wench assembly.. ...
Findley joins National Guard (01/26/06)
Drew Robert Findley of Couch enlisted in the Missouri National Guard. After completion of basic and advanced individual training, Findley will be a light wheeled vehicle mechanic with Headquarters Detachment of the 205th Military Police Battalion located in Poplar Bluff...
Dahlke completes basic (01/26/06)
Air Force Airman Ezekiel Z. Dahlke has graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. During the six weeks of training, the airman studied the Air Force mission, organization, and military customs and courtesies; performed drill and ceremony marches, and received physical training, rifle marksmanship, field training exercises, and special training in human relations...
Salem Elementary to raffle quilt (01/26/06)
The Salem Elementary Art Department second graders have made a batik quilt to raffle. Tickets are available for a $1 donation. The money raised will go to the Jenny Gray Memorial Scholarship Fund. Anyone can call the elementary school at 895-2456 to purchase tickets. The quilt will be given away at the Salem/Viola basketball game o Feb. 3...
ICC chess team wins regional tournament (01/26/06)
The Izard County High School Chess Team won the Class A and AA Regional Chess Tournament held at Pocahontas High School Jan. 21 for the fifth consecutive year. Steven Walker, a sophomore, won all five of his matches and was named most valuable player...
Bates elected top junior sailor of quarter (01/26/06)
Navy Petty Officer Scott Bates, son of Alene and Russell Bates was elected as the top junior sailor of the quarter at the Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base in Fort Worth, Texas. Although there were several nominees for the award, the selection committee comprised of Navy Chief Petty Officers chose Bates because of his outstanding dedication to his duties as the Base Security Department administrator and department career counselor...
Findley joins National Guard (01/26/06)
Drew Robert Findley of Couch enlisted in the Missouri National Guard. After completion of basic and advanced individual training, Findley will be a light wheeled vehicle mechanic with Headquarters Detachment of the 205th Military Police Battalion located in Poplar Bluff...
Bates elected top junior sailor of quarter (01/26/06)
Navy Petty Officer Scott Bates, son of Alene and Russell Bates was elected as the top junior sailor of the quarter at the Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base in Fort Worth, Texas. Although there were several nominees for the award, the selection committee comprised of Navy Chief Petty Officers chose Bates because of his outstanding dedication to his duties as the Base Security Department administrator and department career counselor...
Hice graduates from Army's AIT (01/26/06)
Army Pvt. Granvil L. Hice has graduated from the Light-wheeled Vehicle Mechanic Advanced Individual Training (AIT) course at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. The course is designed to train soldiers to perform maintenance, troubleshoot and repair wheeled vehicles and related mechanical components, which include internal combustion engines and power trains, spark and compression ignition engines, wheel-hub assemblies, hydraulic-power brakes, suspension and steering systems, and learned to operate a wheeled vehicle crane, hoist and wench assembly.. ...
ICC chess team wins regional tournament (01/26/06)
The Izard County High School Chess Team won the Class A and AA Regional Chess Tournament held at Pocahontas High School Jan. 21 for the fifth consecutive year. Steven Walker, a sophomore, won all five of his matches and was named most valuable player...
Dahlke completes basic (01/26/06)
Air Force Airman Ezekiel Z. Dahlke has graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. During the six weeks of training, the airman studied the Air Force mission, organization, and military customs and courtesies; performed drill and ceremony marches, and received physical training, rifle marksmanship, field training exercises, and special training in human relations...
Salem Elementary to raffle quilt (01/26/06)
The Salem Elementary Art Department second graders have made a batik quilt to raffle. Tickets are available for a $1 donation. The money raised will go to the Jenny Gray Memorial Scholarship Fund. Anyone can call the elementary school at 895-2456 to purchase tickets. The quilt will be given away at the Salem/Viola basketball game o Feb. 3...
Lady Cats claw way to four-peat in Winter Classic (01/26/06)
The word "classic" is defined as "something serving as a standard of excellence." This definition was right at home as the Thayer Lady Bobcats squared off with the Couch Lady Indians for the championship of the 32nd annual Thayer Lady Bobcat Winter Classic Jan. 20. These two teams have waged some classic battles for the tournament title over the course of the past few years, and this one was no exception...
Bobcats ground Eagles for Tourney title (01/26/06)
While it was certainly no surprise that the top-seeded Thayer Bobcats made it to the final round of the 35th annual Liberty Invitational Tournament (the Cats had made it to the championship game four out of the last five years), their opponent was a bit of a shock; the homestanding Mountain View/Birch Tree Liberty Eagles, the tourney's six seed...
Lady Bears put sleeper-hold on Cushman in Izard Tourney (01/26/06)
It's a given that most high school basketball teams would rather play on a weekday evening as opposed to tipping a game off a little past noon on a Saturday afternoon. Sometimes it's just hard to get up and get motivated on a weekend morning to play hoops...
Bobcats ground Eagles for Tourney title (01/26/06)
While it was certainly no surprise that the top-seeded Thayer Bobcats made it to the final round of the 35th annual Liberty Invitational Tournament (the Cats had made it to the championship game four out of the last five years), their opponent was a bit of a shock; the homestanding Mountain View/Birch Tree Liberty Eagles, the tourney's six seed...
Lady Cats claw way to four-peat in Winter Classic (01/26/06)
The word "classic" is defined as "something serving as a standard of excellence." This definition was right at home as the Thayer Lady Bobcats squared off with the Couch Lady Indians for the championship of the 32nd annual Thayer Lady Bobcat Winter Classic Jan. 20. These two teams have waged some classic battles for the tournament title over the course of the past few years, and this one was no exception...
Lady Bears put sleeper-hold on Cushman in Izard Tourney (01/26/06)
It's a given that most high school basketball teams would rather play on a weekday evening as opposed to tipping a game off a little past noon on a Saturday afternoon. Sometimes it's just hard to get up and get motivated on a weekend morning to play hoops...
Patrick Owen McKay (01/26/06)
Patrick Owen McKay died Jan. 14, 2006, in Aurora, Colo., at the age of 59. He was born Dec. 22, 1946, in Denver, Colo. He was united in marriage March 17, 1994, in Denver to Dorothy Jane Slaughter. He was wounded while serving as a Marine in the Vietnam War...
Marvine Gilbreath (01/26/06)
Marvine Bentley Gilbreath of Ash Flat, daughter of the late Daisy and Herbert Pierce, was born Dec. 1, 1948, in Mountain Home. She died Jan. 18, 2006, at her home in Ash Flat at the age of 57. She was united in marriage to Virgil Gilbreath on June 5, 1970, at Salem. To this union three children were born...
Mary Montine Coats (01/26/06)
Mary Montine Moss Coats died Jan. 15, 2006, in Hot Springs, Ark. She was born in Oxford, Ark., on Dec. 8, 1919, daughter of John C. Moss and Fannie Mae McVey. Prior to her death, she had been a resident of Shirley, Oxford, Salem and Green Forest, Ark...
Geraldine Francis Miller (01/26/06)
Geraldine Francis Miller, 85, of Williford, Ark., died Jan. 12, 2006, at her residence. She worked for 23 years at the Ash Flat Wal-Mart as a checker. She was 57 years old when she started working there and retired at the age of 80. She received many awards during her employment...
Jessie Baldridge (01/26/06)
Jessie Waymon Baldridge, 78, of Hardy, died Jan. 17, 2006, at the University of Arkansas Medical Science Center in Little Rock. He was born Sept. 13, 1927, in the Armstrong community, near Hardy, the son of Jessie L. Baldridge Sr. and Bessie N. Pruitt Baldridge...
Veda Beatrice Lowe (01/26/06)
Veda Beatrice Lowe, 88, of Ash Flat, Ark., died Jan. 18, 2006, at the White River Medical Center in Batesville. She was born Jan. 15, 1918, in Cave City, Ark., the daughter of the late Marion Watkins and Mary Russell Watkins. She was united in marriage to Lee Lowe in Hardy in 1951...
Bennie James Harper (01/26/06)
Bennie James Harper, 55, of Rolla, Mo., formerly of Salem, Ark., died Jan. 20 at Jefferson City, Mo. Born at Forrest City, he was the son of the late Cecil and Inez Goss Harper. Survivors include his children, Jonathan Pierce Harper and Sarah Harper Welch, both of Rolla; one brother, Dale Harper; and one sister, Brenda Harper...
James (Jim) Benefield (01/26/06)
James (Jim) William W. Benefield, 82, of Bexar, Ark., retired employee of Cessna Aircraft, died Jan. 18, 2006, at Harris Hospital in Fort Worth, Texas. Benefield was born May 20, 1923, in Bauxite, Ark. He was united in marriage to Theresa Johanna Olles on Feb. 10, 1943, in Bigelow, Ark...
William Bookout (01/26/06)
William Clifton Bookout, son of the late John Wiley Bookout and Lula Mae Pogue Bookout was born Aug, 1, 1915, in Wiseman, Ark. He died Jan. 18, 2006, at his home in Violet Hill, Ark. at the age of 90. He was united in marriage to Carma Rhea Mathis on Nov. 6, 1938, in Violet Hill. To this union two children were born...
Rev. Tom K. Prentice (01/26/06)
Rev. Tom K. Prentice died peacefully in his sleep at home in Horseshoe Bend Jan. 15, 2006, at the age of 79. Born in Okmulgee, Okla., in 1926, he served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. In 1953 he was ordianed a minister in the Presbyterian Church. After serving as a missionary in Brazil from 1954-1958, he served for nearly 50 years in churches in Malden, Mo., and Horseshoe Bend...
Troy Hellums (01/26/06)
Troy Hellums, son of the late Walter Presley Hellums and Lilie Porterfield Hellums was born July 30, 1925, in Larkin, Ark. He died Jan. 16, 2006, in Batesville, Ark., at the age of 80. He was united in marriage to Melba Owens in 1944. He was a farmer and spent 12 years in Washington farming open land before returning to Arkansas...
Danny Wooldridge (01/26/06)
Danny Travis Wooldridge, 58, of Cave City, Ark., died Jan. 16, 2006, at his home. He was born May 31, 1947, at Cave City, Ark. the son of Grover "Dattie" and Ruth Aurora Kerr Wooldridge. He was a farmer and a member of the Maxville Missionary Baptist Church in Cave City, Ark...
A. Alvis Stephenson (01/26/06)
A. Alvis Stephenson, 98, of Calamine, Ark., died Jan. 12, 2006, at his home. He was born July 7, 1907, at Grange, Ark., the son of Thomas Melvin and Ada Lee Girtman Stephenson. He was retired from Frito-Lay in California. He was a member of Eastside Southern Baptist Church in Cave City and attended Smithville Baptist Church in Smithville...
Kathleen Jackson Clifft (01/26/06)
Kathleen Jackson Clifft, daughter of the late Samuel Jud Johnson and Clara Horton Jackson Johnson, was born March 27, 1923, in Ash Flat, Ark. She died Jan. 10, 2006, at her home in Myron, Ark., at the age of 82 years. She was united in marriage to James Robert (Jack) Clifft Jr. on Nov. 9, 1940, in Ash Flat, and to this union one daughter was born. She spent her life as a wife, mother, grandmother and homemaker...
Patrick Owen McKay (01/26/06)
Patrick Owen McKay died Jan. 14, 2006, in Aurora, Colo., at the age of 59. He was born Dec. 22, 1946, in Denver, Colo. He was united in marriage March 17, 1994, in Denver to Dorothy Jane Slaughter. He was wounded while serving as a Marine in the Vietnam War...
Troy Hellums (01/26/06)
Troy Hellums, son of the late Walter Presley Hellums and Lilie Porterfield Hellums was born July 30, 1925, in Larkin, Ark. He died Jan. 16, 2006, in Batesville, Ark., at the age of 80. He was united in marriage to Melba Owens in 1944. He was a farmer and spent 12 years in Washington farming open land before returning to Arkansas...
William Bookout (01/26/06)
William Clifton Bookout, son of the late John Wiley Bookout and Lula Mae Pogue Bookout was born Aug, 1, 1915, in Wiseman, Ark. He died Jan. 18, 2006, at his home in Violet Hill, Ark. at the age of 90. He was united in marriage to Carma Rhea Mathis on Nov. 6, 1938, in Violet Hill. To this union two children were born...
A. Alvis Stephenson (01/26/06)
A. Alvis Stephenson, 98, of Calamine, Ark., died Jan. 12, 2006, at his home. He was born July 7, 1907, at Grange, Ark., the son of Thomas Melvin and Ada Lee Girtman Stephenson. He was retired from Frito-Lay in California. He was a member of Eastside Southern Baptist Church in Cave City and attended Smithville Baptist Church in Smithville...
Rev. Tom K. Prentice (01/26/06)
Rev. Tom K. Prentice died peacefully in his sleep at home in Horseshoe Bend Jan. 15, 2006, at the age of 79. Born in Okmulgee, Okla., in 1926, he served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. In 1953 he was ordianed a minister in the Presbyterian Church. After serving as a missionary in Brazil from 1954-1958, he served for nearly 50 years in churches in Malden, Mo., and Horseshoe Bend...
Kathleen Jackson Clifft (01/26/06)
Kathleen Jackson Clifft, daughter of the late Samuel Jud Johnson and Clara Horton Jackson Johnson, was born March 27, 1923, in Ash Flat, Ark. She died Jan. 10, 2006, at her home in Myron, Ark., at the age of 82 years. She was united in marriage to James Robert (Jack) Clifft Jr. on Nov. 9, 1940, in Ash Flat, and to this union one daughter was born. She spent her life as a wife, mother, grandmother and homemaker...
Danny Wooldridge (01/26/06)
Danny Travis Wooldridge, 58, of Cave City, Ark., died Jan. 16, 2006, at his home. He was born May 31, 1947, at Cave City, Ark. the son of Grover "Dattie" and Ruth Aurora Kerr Wooldridge. He was a farmer and a member of the Maxville Missionary Baptist Church in Cave City, Ark...
Geraldine Francis Miller (01/26/06)
Geraldine Francis Miller, 85, of Williford, Ark., died Jan. 12, 2006, at her residence. She worked for 23 years at the Ash Flat Wal-Mart as a checker. She was 57 years old when she started working there and retired at the age of 80. She received many awards during her employment...
Mary Montine Coats (01/26/06)
Mary Montine Moss Coats died Jan. 15, 2006, in Hot Springs, Ark. She was born in Oxford, Ark., on Dec. 8, 1919, daughter of John C. Moss and Fannie Mae McVey. Prior to her death, she had been a resident of Shirley, Oxford, Salem and Green Forest, Ark...
Marvine Gilbreath (01/26/06)
Marvine Bentley Gilbreath of Ash Flat, daughter of the late Daisy and Herbert Pierce, was born Dec. 1, 1948, in Mountain Home. She died Jan. 18, 2006, at her home in Ash Flat at the age of 57. She was united in marriage to Virgil Gilbreath on June 5, 1970, at Salem. To this union three children were born...
Jessie Baldridge (01/26/06)
Jessie Waymon Baldridge, 78, of Hardy, died Jan. 17, 2006, at the University of Arkansas Medical Science Center in Little Rock. He was born Sept. 13, 1927, in the Armstrong community, near Hardy, the son of Jessie L. Baldridge Sr. and Bessie N. Pruitt Baldridge...
Veda Beatrice Lowe (01/26/06)
Veda Beatrice Lowe, 88, of Ash Flat, Ark., died Jan. 18, 2006, at the White River Medical Center in Batesville. She was born Jan. 15, 1918, in Cave City, Ark., the daughter of the late Marion Watkins and Mary Russell Watkins. She was united in marriage to Lee Lowe in Hardy in 1951...
Bennie James Harper (01/26/06)
Bennie James Harper, 55, of Rolla, Mo., formerly of Salem, Ark., died Jan. 20 at Jefferson City, Mo. Born at Forrest City, he was the son of the late Cecil and Inez Goss Harper. Survivors include his children, Jonathan Pierce Harper and Sarah Harper Welch, both of Rolla; one brother, Dale Harper; and one sister, Brenda Harper...
James (Jim) Benefield (01/26/06)
James (Jim) William W. Benefield, 82, of Bexar, Ark., retired employee of Cessna Aircraft, died Jan. 18, 2006, at Harris Hospital in Fort Worth, Texas. Benefield was born May 20, 1923, in Bauxite, Ark. He was united in marriage to Theresa Johanna Olles on Feb. 10, 1943, in Bigelow, Ark...
Madison Nicole Busch (01/26/06)
Daniel S. and Heather Busch of Salem announce the birth of a daughter on Jan. 17, 2006, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. The baby has been named Madison Nicole and weighed 7 pounds, 1 ounce. Grandparents are Danny and Pam Busch, Leon Brooks and Rick S. and Pam Dirtenger...
Evan William Bruner (01/26/06)
Greg and Hope Bruner of Cherokee Village announce the birth of a son, Evan William Bruner, born Jan. 17, 2006, at the Women's Center at the NEA Medical Center in Jonesboro. He weighed 7 pounds, 14 ounces and was born at 1:40 a.m. He was welcomed by siblings, Harrison and Luke...
Madison Nicole Busch (01/26/06)
Daniel S. and Heather Busch of Salem announce the birth of a daughter on Jan. 17, 2006, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. The baby has been named Madison Nicole and weighed 7 pounds, 1 ounce. Grandparents are Danny and Pam Busch, Leon Brooks and Rick S. and Pam Dirtenger...
Evan William Bruner (01/26/06)
Greg and Hope Bruner of Cherokee Village announce the birth of a son, Evan William Bruner, born Jan. 17, 2006, at the Women's Center at the NEA Medical Center in Jonesboro. He weighed 7 pounds, 14 ounces and was born at 1:40 a.m. He was welcomed by siblings, Harrison and Luke...
Ninemire, Moore united in marriage (01/26/06)
Larry Moore and Lela Ninemire of Salem were united in marriage Dec. 3, 2005, in Thorncrown Chapel at Eureka Springs, Ark. Their attendants were Micah Eaton, Alyson Coffman and Mackenzie Eaton, grandchildren of the bride, and Shaley Felkins, great-niece of the groom. ...
Ninemire, Moore united in marriage (01/26/06)
Larry Moore and Lela Ninemire of Salem were united in marriage Dec. 3, 2005, in Thorncrown Chapel at Eureka Springs, Ark. Their attendants were Micah Eaton, Alyson Coffman and Mackenzie Eaton, grandchildren of the bride, and Shaley Felkins, great-niece of the groom. ...
Boldly Going Nowhere (01/26/06)
A labor union is an organization of workers formed for the purpose of advancing its members' interests (wages, benefits and working conditions). Only 22 states, including Arkansas, have right-to-work laws which prohibit making union membership a condition of employment in any business organized by unions...
Our View (01/26/06)
What's the logical solution to the impasse between Sharp County and the city of Cherokee Village over funding of dispatch services? It all depends on one's perspective. First, the perspective of Cherokee Village. Village Mayor Ray Maynard learned of the county's dilemma in September of last year -- the same time he learned of the proposed solution, which amounted to an unexpected and unbudgeted bill for roughly $29,000 to pay nearly a quarter of the county's projected revenue shortfall for the non-emergency dispatch services of the Central Dispatch office (9-1-1 dispatch is covered by a 5-percent surcharge on the basic rate on the phone bills of all county residents).. ...
Boldly Going Nowhere (01/26/06)
A labor union is an organization of workers formed for the purpose of advancing its members' interests (wages, benefits and working conditions). Only 22 states, including Arkansas, have right-to-work laws which prohibit making union membership a condition of employment in any business organized by unions...
Our View (01/26/06)
What's the logical solution to the impasse between Sharp County and the city of Cherokee Village over funding of dispatch services? It all depends on one's perspective. First, the perspective of Cherokee Village. Village Mayor Ray Maynard learned of the county's dilemma in September of last year -- the same time he learned of the proposed solution, which amounted to an unexpected and unbudgeted bill for roughly $29,000 to pay nearly a quarter of the county's projected revenue shortfall for the non-emergency dispatch services of the Central Dispatch office (9-1-1 dispatch is covered by a 5-percent surcharge on the basic rate on the phone bills of all county residents).. ...