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Stories from Thursday, March 9, 2006

Spring ideas ... (03/09/06)
Browsing Exhibits: The Bank of Salem hosted the 2nd Annual Fulton County Home and Garden Show March 4 at the Hickinbotham/Miller Exhibit building at the Fulton County Fairgrounds. Many exhibitors displayed and sold their products at ths show which drew a number of guests. Photo/Price...
New medical complex for area (03/09/06)
A Batesville health provider is bringing additional medical services to the Cherokee Village area. White River Medical Center broke ground on a new medical complex adjacent to KN Medical Building on March 1. The facility will allow WRMC staff to provide comprehensive outpatient services. The office will include services such as mammography, bone densitometry, nuclear medicine and ultrasound. In addition, the CT scanning and X-ray will be digital...
Thayer Chamber seeks entries (03/09/06)
MISSOURI -- Thayer Chamber of Commerce President Jim Hart is asking the community to get involved in the 2007 Official Missouri Vacation Planner. He said the Missouri Department of Tourism annually prints the publication and many attractions in the Thayer/Oregon County area would be of interest...
Ground breaking for new health care center held (03/09/06)
Photos/Wulff GROWTH: Above: Cherokee Village Planning and Zoning Committee chairman Tom Thompson presents Larry McElroy, senior project manager for Nabholz Construction, a division of B.B. Vance, a permit for construction during the groundbreaking ceremony March 1 at KN Medical Building at the intersection of Highway 62/412 and Hospital Drive...
Ash Flat reviews ordinances (03/09/06)
Ash Flat's ordinance charging billboard owners annual fees for billboards located in the city is one step closer to enactment. The council unanimously voted to accept the first reading of the ordinance at the Feb. 27 council meeting, but not without making some changes beforehand...
Assisted living in home-like atmosphere (03/09/06)
ALTON -- Shepherd's View owners Sheila and Ron Campbell, and Beckie and Randall Combs, said many people confuse their facility with a nursing home. "We want people in the area to understand there is a difference between assisted living/residential care and a nursing home," Sheila said...
Candidates file for district judge (03/09/06)
WEST PLAINS -- On the first day of filling, Feb. 28, two Howell County Republicans, Judge David Evans and Judge Richard Moore, filed for the 37th Judicial District judge seat now held by Moore. Moore was appointed to the position by Gov. Matt Blunt in December when Circuit Judge R Jack Garrett retired...
Ravenden woman dies in crash (03/09/06)
A fiery crash on Highway 167 March 2 claimed the life of a Ravenden woman. Nina M. Ford, 70, was driving a 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix southbound on Highway 167 near Leslie Hollow Road in Independence County at 7:12 a.m. when an oncoming 2002 Dodge pickup driven by George E. King, 38, of Cave City crossed the center line and struck Ford's vehicle head on, causing the car to catch fire, said Cpl. Ronnie G. Qualls with the Arkansas State Police...
Fire destroys shop building near Wheeling (03/09/06)
Fire destroyed a Wheeling shop building and damaged an attached apartment March 1. The fire destroyed a 30-feet by 60-feet metal shop building located on the C.O. "Tuffy" Smith property. An attached apartment separated from the shop by a three-foot roof received only minor damage. No one was home when the blaze started...
Melbourne man charged with theft (03/09/06)
Michael A. Willis, 49, of Melbourne was arrested March 2 in Izard County on a Sharp County warrant for felony theft of property, a class C felony. Willis was transferred to the Sharp County Jail. Willis allegedly went to the residence of a 94-year-old Sharp County man in January and convinced the man that he was required to do some clean up and other maintenance work, according to authorities...
NAEC customers get relief from high fuel charge (03/09/06)
Customers of North Arkansas Electric Cooperative may have noticed a decrease in their power bill. NAEC CEO Mel Coleman said the cost of excess fuel charges dropped significantly from the record high in January. The power cost adjustment has fallen from 3.8 cents per kilowatt hour to under 1 cent, which marks a return to normal power cost adjustment range, he said...
Murder trial date set (03/09/06)
CARTER COUNTY -- Trial for a Carter County man charged with first-degree murder and armed criminal action in connection with the death of Missouri Highway Patrol Sgt. Carl Dewayne Graham Jr. is set for January 2007 in Cape Girardeau. Lance Shockley, 29, of Van Buren was in court Feb. 24 in Carter County Circuit Court. It was ordered to pick the jury for the trial in Carter County but to move the trial to Cape Girardeau County. The move was made not as a change of venue but for security reasons...
Commissioners attend training session in Jeff City (03/09/06)
COMMISSIONERS: The Oregon County Commissioners go over materials they were presented with at their annual training session last month in Jefferson City. They are, back row from left: Southern District Commissioner John Wrenfrow and Northern District Commissioner Buddy Wright. Presiding Commissioner Leo Warren Is seated...
Thayer Chamber seeks entries (03/09/06)
MISSOURI -- Thayer Chamber of Commerce President Jim Hart is asking the community to get involved in the 2007 Official Missouri Vacation Planner. He said the Missouri Department of Tourism annually prints the publication and many attractions in the Thayer/Oregon County area would be of interest...
New medical complex for area (03/09/06)
A Batesville health provider is bringing additional medical services to the Cherokee Village area. White River Medical Center broke ground on a new medical complex adjacent to KN Medical Building on March 1. The facility will allow WRMC staff to provide comprehensive outpatient services. The office will include services such as mammography, bone densitometry, nuclear medicine and ultrasound. In addition, the CT scanning and X-ray will be digital...
Commissioners attend training session in Jeff City (03/09/06)
COMMISSIONERS: The Oregon County Commissioners go over materials they were presented with at their annual training session last month in Jefferson City. They are, back row from left: Southern District Commissioner John Wrenfrow and Northern District Commissioner Buddy Wright. Presiding Commissioner Leo Warren Is seated...
Spring ideas ... (03/09/06)
Browsing Exhibits: The Bank of Salem hosted the 2nd Annual Fulton County Home and Garden Show March 4 at the Hickinbotham/Miller Exhibit building at the Fulton County Fairgrounds. Many exhibitors displayed and sold their products at ths show which drew a number of guests. Photo/Price...
Murder trial date set (03/09/06)
CARTER COUNTY -- Trial for a Carter County man charged with first-degree murder and armed criminal action in connection with the death of Missouri Highway Patrol Sgt. Carl Dewayne Graham Jr. is set for January 2007 in Cape Girardeau. Lance Shockley, 29, of Van Buren was in court Feb. 24 in Carter County Circuit Court. It was ordered to pick the jury for the trial in Carter County but to move the trial to Cape Girardeau County. The move was made not as a change of venue but for security reasons...
Melbourne man charged with theft (03/09/06)
Michael A. Willis, 49, of Melbourne was arrested March 2 in Izard County on a Sharp County warrant for felony theft of property, a class C felony. Willis was transferred to the Sharp County Jail. Willis allegedly went to the residence of a 94-year-old Sharp County man in January and convinced the man that he was required to do some clean up and other maintenance work, according to authorities...
Ash Flat reviews ordinances (03/09/06)
Ash Flat's ordinance charging billboard owners annual fees for billboards located in the city is one step closer to enactment. The council unanimously voted to accept the first reading of the ordinance at the Feb. 27 council meeting, but not without making some changes beforehand...
NAEC customers get relief from high fuel charge (03/09/06)
Customers of North Arkansas Electric Cooperative may have noticed a decrease in their power bill. NAEC CEO Mel Coleman said the cost of excess fuel charges dropped significantly from the record high in January. The power cost adjustment has fallen from 3.8 cents per kilowatt hour to under 1 cent, which marks a return to normal power cost adjustment range, he said...
Ground breaking for new health care center held (03/09/06)
Photos/Wulff GROWTH: Above: Cherokee Village Planning and Zoning Committee chairman Tom Thompson presents Larry McElroy, senior project manager for Nabholz Construction, a division of B.B. Vance, a permit for construction during the groundbreaking ceremony March 1 at KN Medical Building at the intersection of Highway 62/412 and Hospital Drive...
Assisted living in home-like atmosphere (03/09/06)
ALTON -- Shepherd's View owners Sheila and Ron Campbell, and Beckie and Randall Combs, said many people confuse their facility with a nursing home. "We want people in the area to understand there is a difference between assisted living/residential care and a nursing home," Sheila said...
Fire destroys shop building near Wheeling (03/09/06)
Fire destroyed a Wheeling shop building and damaged an attached apartment March 1. The fire destroyed a 30-feet by 60-feet metal shop building located on the C.O. "Tuffy" Smith property. An attached apartment separated from the shop by a three-foot roof received only minor damage. No one was home when the blaze started...
Ravenden woman dies in crash (03/09/06)
A fiery crash on Highway 167 March 2 claimed the life of a Ravenden woman. Nina M. Ford, 70, was driving a 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix southbound on Highway 167 near Leslie Hollow Road in Independence County at 7:12 a.m. when an oncoming 2002 Dodge pickup driven by George E. King, 38, of Cave City crossed the center line and struck Ford's vehicle head on, causing the car to catch fire, said Cpl. Ronnie G. Qualls with the Arkansas State Police...
Candidates file for district judge (03/09/06)
WEST PLAINS -- On the first day of filling, Feb. 28, two Howell County Republicans, Judge David Evans and Judge Richard Moore, filed for the 37th Judicial District judge seat now held by Moore. Moore was appointed to the position by Gov. Matt Blunt in December when Circuit Judge R Jack Garrett retired...
Risner celebrates 100th birthday (03/09/06)
Ola Risner invites her family and friends to join her for her 100th birthday celebration on March 18 at the Warm Fork Restaurant in Thayer. A dutch treat buffet lunch will be available. Those planning to join the group for lunch should contact Ola's son, Norman, by March 15 at 417-256-5174, or leave word at the restaurant...
Local students honored (03/09/06)
Paul Richardson of Koshkonong, and Rebecca Haley of Thayer, were recently named to the 2006 "Who's Who Among Students in American Junior Colleges." Both attend Missouri State University-West Plains. Campus nominating committees and editors of the annual directory included the students based on their academic achievement, service to the community, leadership in extracurricular activities and potential for continued success...
Broadfoot family reunion slated (03/09/06)
The second Broadfoot reunion will be held March 26 with a show of the Broadfoot Collection of sketches and paintings at the Harlin Museum, at 405 Worcester Avenue in West Plains. Anyone who is related to either the Broadfoot family or any of the pioneers in the Broadfoot book Pioneers of the Ozarks is invited to share their family stories during the program. The museum opens at noon and the program begins at 1 p.m...
Local students honored (03/09/06)
Paul Richardson of Koshkonong, and Rebecca Haley of Thayer, were recently named to the 2006 "Who's Who Among Students in American Junior Colleges." Both attend Missouri State University-West Plains. Campus nominating committees and editors of the annual directory included the students based on their academic achievement, service to the community, leadership in extracurricular activities and potential for continued success...
Risner celebrates 100th birthday (03/09/06)
Ola Risner invites her family and friends to join her for her 100th birthday celebration on March 18 at the Warm Fork Restaurant in Thayer. A dutch treat buffet lunch will be available. Those planning to join the group for lunch should contact Ola's son, Norman, by March 15 at 417-256-5174, or leave word at the restaurant...
Broadfoot family reunion slated (03/09/06)
The second Broadfoot reunion will be held March 26 with a show of the Broadfoot Collection of sketches and paintings at the Harlin Museum, at 405 Worcester Avenue in West Plains. Anyone who is related to either the Broadfoot family or any of the pioneers in the Broadfoot book Pioneers of the Ozarks is invited to share their family stories during the program. The museum opens at noon and the program begins at 1 p.m...
Taylor/Wright bout slated for Memphis' FedEx Forum (03/09/06)
DiBella Entertainment, Gary Shaw Productions and Prize Fight Promotions announced March 3 in New York City that the much anticipated Jermain Taylor vs. Winky Wright Undisputed World Middleweight Championship, slated for June 17, will take place at the FedEx Forum in Memphis, Tenn...
Alton attacked by hungry Bears in finals (03/09/06)
Heading into their tilt with Willow Springs in the finals of the Class 3 District 11 Tournament, there is no doubt that the Alton Comets were not fooled by the Bears' sub-.500 record (12-13). After all, it was just two nights earlier that Willow Springs had pulled a massive upset by knocking off the tourney's number one seed and one of the best Class 3 teams in the state, Mountain Grove, 58-57, on a last-second 3-pointer. ...
Double-threat too much for Mammoth Spring (03/09/06)
The Mammoth Spring Lady Bears have seen their share of high-powered tandems on the hardwood this season. Hillcrest's Breanna Doyle and Jessica Broadway. Izard County Consolidated's Sammi Fowler and Brittney Richardson. Viola's Jaime Dailey and Micah Thompson...
Alton attacked by hungry Bears in finals (03/09/06)
Heading into their tilt with Willow Springs in the finals of the Class 3 District 11 Tournament, there is no doubt that the Alton Comets were not fooled by the Bears' sub-.500 record (12-13). After all, it was just two nights earlier that Willow Springs had pulled a massive upset by knocking off the tourney's number one seed and one of the best Class 3 teams in the state, Mountain Grove, 58-57, on a last-second 3-pointer. ...
Double-threat too much for Mammoth Spring (03/09/06)
The Mammoth Spring Lady Bears have seen their share of high-powered tandems on the hardwood this season. Hillcrest's Breanna Doyle and Jessica Broadway. Izard County Consolidated's Sammi Fowler and Brittney Richardson. Viola's Jaime Dailey and Micah Thompson...
Taylor/Wright bout slated for Memphis' FedEx Forum (03/09/06)
DiBella Entertainment, Gary Shaw Productions and Prize Fight Promotions announced March 3 in New York City that the much anticipated Jermain Taylor vs. Winky Wright Undisputed World Middleweight Championship, slated for June 17, will take place at the FedEx Forum in Memphis, Tenn...
Neva Ida Martin (03/09/06)
Neva Ida Martin died March 1, 2006, at her home in Thayer at the age of 87. She was born Feb. 28, 1919, in Myrtle, Mo., to the late Bloomer and Ora Ida (Crass) Clark. Survivors include her husband, Lewis of the home in Thayer; three sons, Bill Martin and wife, Ellen, of Thayer, Jerry Martin and wife, Jill, of Springfield, Mo., and James Martin and wife, Sharon, of Thayer; 11 grandchildren, Mark Martin and wife, Monica, of Thayer, Scott Martin and wife, Allison, of Springfield, David Martin Letsch and Zach Martin and wife, Marah, both of Springfield, Chase Woodiel and husband, Jon, of Fair Grove, Mo., Brian Martin and wife, Brenda, of Thayer, Jennifer Agnew and husband, Tony, of Springfield, Amy Martin and Andy Martin, both of Thayer, Matt Martin of Lenoir City, Tenn., and Ben Martin of Thayer; nine great-grandchildren; one brother, Frank Clark of Granite City Ill.; several nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.. ...
Barbara Baker (03/09/06)
Barbara Jeannette Baker, age 54, of Hardy died March 1, 2006, at the St. Bernard's Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born April 27, 1951, in Terre Haute, Ind., she was the daughter of the late Bill Creed and Bonnie June Cummings Stovall. Baker was a retired truck driver and a member of the First Baptist Church since 1964...
Jimmy D. McLeskey (03/09/06)
Jimmy D. McLeskey, 70, of Elizabeth, Ark., died Feb. 26, 2006, at his daughter's home in Jonesboro. Born in Piggott, he moved to Jonesboro in 1964, and moved to Elizabeth about five years ago. He was a building contractor and a U.S. Navy veteran. He was a member of Elizabeth Baptist Church. He loved his church and also loved fishing...
James John Vitko (03/09/06)
James John Vitko, age 74, of Ottumwa, Iowa, formerly of Hardy, died Feb. 21, 2006, at the Hospice House of Ottumwa. He was born Aug. 25, 1931, in Albia, Iowa to John F. and Mary Agnes (Stofko) Vitko. He married Ruth Ann Hayes on Jan. 21, 1963 in Indiana. Vitko graduated from Albia High School and served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict...
Doyle S. Bonds Jr. (03/09/06)
Doyle S. Bonds Jr. , "Sandy," 61, of Springfield, Mo., died Feb. 27, 2006, with his wife, Mary and family at his side. He was born April 18, 1944, in Little Rock the son of Doyle and Rosie Bonds. He grew up in Mammoth Spring and graduated from Mammoth Spring High School in 1962. Shortly after graduation, he moved to St. Louis where he met and married his wife, Mary, and began a lifelong career with the Frisco Railroad...
Johnnie L. Spurlock (03/09/06)
Johnnie L. Spurlock 66, of Evening Shade, died March 4, 2006, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. She was born March 25, 1939, at Evening Shade, Ark., the daughter of the late John Ulman and Opha Wolfe. She retired from the Bank of Cave City and was a member of the Main Street Church of Christ at Evening Shade...
Trinity Michelle Bourgeois (03/09/06)
Trinity Michelle Hecate Bourgeois, of Salem, daughter of Blane Lynn Bourgeois and Kristy Michelle Worthen was born Sept. 19, 2005, in West Plains, Mo. She died Feb. 28, 2006, at her home in Salem at the age of 5 months. She is survived by her parents, Kristy Worthen of Salem and Blane Bourgeois of Salem; maternal grandmother, Mary Worthen of Salem; paternal grandparents, Travis and Nell Bourgeois of Salem; and other relatives and friends...
Harlen Haughn (03/09/06)
Harlen Haughn, son of the late Joe M. Haughn and Laura R. Foster Haughn, was born Dec. 2, 1915, in Elizabeth, Ark. He died Feb. 23, 2006, in West Plains, Mo., at the age of 90 years. He was united in marriage on Nov. 17, 1944, in Salem, Ark., to Culen Faye Stokes...
Winifred A. McCormick (03/09/06)
Winifred A. (Ballash) McCor- mick (nee Waterson, 72, of Newbury, Ohio, formerly of Cherokee Village, died Feb. 25, 2006, at Holly Hill Nursing Home. She was born Nov. 18, 1933 in Baltimore, Md. McCormick was a lifetime member of Nottingham United Methodist Church. She loved singing and was active as a member of the church choir and bell choir. She was faithful to her Christian beliefs and loved the outdoors and enjoyed walking and sports...
Auvy Christene Sanderson (03/09/06)
Auvy Christene Payne Sanderson, of Salem, daughter of the late Joe Wheeler and Nina Etta Carroll Payne, was born Dec. 23, 1908, in Temple, Okla. She died March 1, 2006, at Salem at the age of 97. Auvy was united in marriage to Jesse James Sanderson on Sept. 27, 1928, at Wheeling, Ark., and to this union two sons were born...
Orvis Glinn "OG" Tyree (03/09/06)
Orvis Glinn "OG" Tyree, 84, of Mountain Home died Feb. 18, 2006, at Baxter Regional Medical Center. He was born July 10, 1921, at Elizabeth to William Rose and Carrie Arizona (Howland) Tyree. He served in the U.S. Navy as a lieutenant j.g. during World War II in the Pacific Theater and later worked as a teacher in Salem and Clover Bend, Ark., and in California and Illinois, and was a manager for North Arkansas Electric Cooperative in the mid 1950s...
Susan Jane Sheets (03/09/06)
Susan Jane Sheets, 67, of Thomasville, Mo., was born Oct. 15, 1938, in West Plains, Mo., and died Feb. 28, 2006, in Columbia, Mo. On March 15, 1957, she was united in marriage to Calvin Roy Sheets in Mammoth Spring. He survives. They raised their daughters in Thayer and after retirement moved to her family farm in Thomasville...
Cheryl Ann Swisher (03/09/06)
Cheryl Ann Wetzel Swisher, 56, of Philadelphia, Mo., died Feb. 27, 2006, at home surrounded by her loved ones. Swisher was born March 25, 1949, in Oregon County, Mo., the daughter of Ralph and Jane Hoyt Wetzel. She was joined in marriage to Joe Swisher on Aug. 29, 1970, at Marshall, Mo...
Cecil Allen Ralston (03/09/06)
Cecil Allen Ralston, 50, died Feb. 28, 2006, at his home in Scottsville, Ky. The Mammoth Spring native was an employee of General Motors for 25 years and was a member of UW Local 2164. He was a son of the late Thomas C. Ralston and Bonnie L. Blankenship Ralston...
Lloyd E. Johnson (03/09/06)
Lloyd E. Johnson, age 86, of Ozark Acres, formerly of Rockford, Ill., died March 2, 2006, at the Ash Flat Nursing and Rehab Center. He was born Oct. 20, 1919, in St. James, Minn., the son of the late Arthur H. and Albertina Carlson Johnson. He was united in marriage on Jan. 10, 1945, in St. James to the former Eleanor Clarisa Erickson, who preceded him in death on Aug. 23, 1995. He was a self-employed salvager for 50 years in Rockford, Ill., and the Hardy area...
Thomas Ray Corp Jr. (Bub) (03/09/06)
Thomas Ray Corp Jr. (Bub), 30, of Hardy died Feb. 26, 2006, at Myrtle, Mo. He was born June 30, 1975, in Pocahontas, Ark. He was a lover of life and and had a smile for everyone. Corp's greatest love was his family. Corp was a tree trimmer for Davis Tree Service. He lived in the Hardy area with his brother, Timmy. He graduated from Highland High School in 1994, then attended Tulsa Welding School in Tulsa, Okla., becoming a certified welder...
Robert Dale Nicholson (03/09/06)
Robert Dale Nicholson, 84, of Ash Flat died Feb. 24, 2006, at the Eaglecrest Nursing and Rehab Center in Ash Flat. He was born June 2, 1921, in Columbus, Ohio, the son of Claude Elwood Nicholson and Nellie Mae Musselman Nicholson. He was a veteran of the United States Army, having served during World War II...
Charles Taylor Jr. (03/09/06)
Charges Taylor Jr., died March 1, 2006, at St. Anthony Hospital in St. Louis, Mo. at the age of 68. He was born Sept. 23, 1937, in Alton, the son of the late Charlie and Mildred Edwards Taylor. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving in the Vietnam War...
Anton "Tony" Luebken (03/09/06)
Anton "Tony" Luebken, 90, of Cherokee Village died Feb. 23, 2006, at the Ash Flat Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Luebken was born Aug. 7, 1915 , in Hanover, Kan., the son of August and Ella Luebken. He was united in marriage to Maxine Chapman on June 2, 1937...
Auvy Christene Sanderson (03/09/06)
Auvy Christene Payne Sanderson, of Salem, daughter of the late Joe Wheeler and Nina Etta Carroll Payne, was born Dec. 23, 1908, in Temple, Okla. She died March 1, 2006, at Salem at the age of 97. Auvy was united in marriage to Jesse James Sanderson on Sept. 27, 1928, at Wheeling, Ark., and to this union two sons were born...
Harlen Haughn (03/09/06)
Harlen Haughn, son of the late Joe M. Haughn and Laura R. Foster Haughn, was born Dec. 2, 1915, in Elizabeth, Ark. He died Feb. 23, 2006, in West Plains, Mo., at the age of 90 years. He was united in marriage on Nov. 17, 1944, in Salem, Ark., to Culen Faye Stokes...
Johnnie L. Spurlock (03/09/06)
Johnnie L. Spurlock 66, of Evening Shade, died March 4, 2006, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. She was born March 25, 1939, at Evening Shade, Ark., the daughter of the late John Ulman and Opha Wolfe. She retired from the Bank of Cave City and was a member of the Main Street Church of Christ at Evening Shade...
Doyle S. Bonds Jr. (03/09/06)
Doyle S. Bonds Jr. , "Sandy," 61, of Springfield, Mo., died Feb. 27, 2006, with his wife, Mary and family at his side. He was born April 18, 1944, in Little Rock the son of Doyle and Rosie Bonds. He grew up in Mammoth Spring and graduated from Mammoth Spring High School in 1962. Shortly after graduation, he moved to St. Louis where he met and married his wife, Mary, and began a lifelong career with the Frisco Railroad...
Trinity Michelle Bourgeois (03/09/06)
Trinity Michelle Hecate Bourgeois, of Salem, daughter of Blane Lynn Bourgeois and Kristy Michelle Worthen was born Sept. 19, 2005, in West Plains, Mo. She died Feb. 28, 2006, at her home in Salem at the age of 5 months. She is survived by her parents, Kristy Worthen of Salem and Blane Bourgeois of Salem; maternal grandmother, Mary Worthen of Salem; paternal grandparents, Travis and Nell Bourgeois of Salem; and other relatives and friends...
Winifred A. McCormick (03/09/06)
Winifred A. (Ballash) McCor- mick (nee Waterson, 72, of Newbury, Ohio, formerly of Cherokee Village, died Feb. 25, 2006, at Holly Hill Nursing Home. She was born Nov. 18, 1933 in Baltimore, Md. McCormick was a lifetime member of Nottingham United Methodist Church. She loved singing and was active as a member of the church choir and bell choir. She was faithful to her Christian beliefs and loved the outdoors and enjoyed walking and sports...
Orvis Glinn "OG" Tyree (03/09/06)
Orvis Glinn "OG" Tyree, 84, of Mountain Home died Feb. 18, 2006, at Baxter Regional Medical Center. He was born July 10, 1921, at Elizabeth to William Rose and Carrie Arizona (Howland) Tyree. He served in the U.S. Navy as a lieutenant j.g. during World War II in the Pacific Theater and later worked as a teacher in Salem and Clover Bend, Ark., and in California and Illinois, and was a manager for North Arkansas Electric Cooperative in the mid 1950s...
Cecil Allen Ralston (03/09/06)
Cecil Allen Ralston, 50, died Feb. 28, 2006, at his home in Scottsville, Ky. The Mammoth Spring native was an employee of General Motors for 25 years and was a member of UW Local 2164. He was a son of the late Thomas C. Ralston and Bonnie L. Blankenship Ralston...
Neva Ida Martin (03/09/06)
Neva Ida Martin died March 1, 2006, at her home in Thayer at the age of 87. She was born Feb. 28, 1919, in Myrtle, Mo., to the late Bloomer and Ora Ida (Crass) Clark. Survivors include her husband, Lewis of the home in Thayer; three sons, Bill Martin and wife, Ellen, of Thayer, Jerry Martin and wife, Jill, of Springfield, Mo., and James Martin and wife, Sharon, of Thayer; 11 grandchildren, Mark Martin and wife, Monica, of Thayer, Scott Martin and wife, Allison, of Springfield, David Martin Letsch and Zach Martin and wife, Marah, both of Springfield, Chase Woodiel and husband, Jon, of Fair Grove, Mo., Brian Martin and wife, Brenda, of Thayer, Jennifer Agnew and husband, Tony, of Springfield, Amy Martin and Andy Martin, both of Thayer, Matt Martin of Lenoir City, Tenn., and Ben Martin of Thayer; nine great-grandchildren; one brother, Frank Clark of Granite City Ill.; several nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.. ...
Barbara Baker (03/09/06)
Barbara Jeannette Baker, age 54, of Hardy died March 1, 2006, at the St. Bernard's Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born April 27, 1951, in Terre Haute, Ind., she was the daughter of the late Bill Creed and Bonnie June Cummings Stovall. Baker was a retired truck driver and a member of the First Baptist Church since 1964...
Jimmy D. McLeskey (03/09/06)
Jimmy D. McLeskey, 70, of Elizabeth, Ark., died Feb. 26, 2006, at his daughter's home in Jonesboro. Born in Piggott, he moved to Jonesboro in 1964, and moved to Elizabeth about five years ago. He was a building contractor and a U.S. Navy veteran. He was a member of Elizabeth Baptist Church. He loved his church and also loved fishing...
Cheryl Ann Swisher (03/09/06)
Cheryl Ann Wetzel Swisher, 56, of Philadelphia, Mo., died Feb. 27, 2006, at home surrounded by her loved ones. Swisher was born March 25, 1949, in Oregon County, Mo., the daughter of Ralph and Jane Hoyt Wetzel. She was joined in marriage to Joe Swisher on Aug. 29, 1970, at Marshall, Mo...
Lloyd E. Johnson (03/09/06)
Lloyd E. Johnson, age 86, of Ozark Acres, formerly of Rockford, Ill., died March 2, 2006, at the Ash Flat Nursing and Rehab Center. He was born Oct. 20, 1919, in St. James, Minn., the son of the late Arthur H. and Albertina Carlson Johnson. He was united in marriage on Jan. 10, 1945, in St. James to the former Eleanor Clarisa Erickson, who preceded him in death on Aug. 23, 1995. He was a self-employed salvager for 50 years in Rockford, Ill., and the Hardy area...
Thomas Ray Corp Jr. (Bub) (03/09/06)
Thomas Ray Corp Jr. (Bub), 30, of Hardy died Feb. 26, 2006, at Myrtle, Mo. He was born June 30, 1975, in Pocahontas, Ark. He was a lover of life and and had a smile for everyone. Corp's greatest love was his family. Corp was a tree trimmer for Davis Tree Service. He lived in the Hardy area with his brother, Timmy. He graduated from Highland High School in 1994, then attended Tulsa Welding School in Tulsa, Okla., becoming a certified welder...
James John Vitko (03/09/06)
James John Vitko, age 74, of Ottumwa, Iowa, formerly of Hardy, died Feb. 21, 2006, at the Hospice House of Ottumwa. He was born Aug. 25, 1931, in Albia, Iowa to John F. and Mary Agnes (Stofko) Vitko. He married Ruth Ann Hayes on Jan. 21, 1963 in Indiana. Vitko graduated from Albia High School and served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict...
Charles Taylor Jr. (03/09/06)
Charges Taylor Jr., died March 1, 2006, at St. Anthony Hospital in St. Louis, Mo. at the age of 68. He was born Sept. 23, 1937, in Alton, the son of the late Charlie and Mildred Edwards Taylor. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving in the Vietnam War...
Robert Dale Nicholson (03/09/06)
Robert Dale Nicholson, 84, of Ash Flat died Feb. 24, 2006, at the Eaglecrest Nursing and Rehab Center in Ash Flat. He was born June 2, 1921, in Columbus, Ohio, the son of Claude Elwood Nicholson and Nellie Mae Musselman Nicholson. He was a veteran of the United States Army, having served during World War II...
Anton "Tony" Luebken (03/09/06)
Anton "Tony" Luebken, 90, of Cherokee Village died Feb. 23, 2006, at the Ash Flat Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Luebken was born Aug. 7, 1915 , in Hanover, Kan., the son of August and Ella Luebken. He was united in marriage to Maxine Chapman on June 2, 1937...
Susan Jane Sheets (03/09/06)
Susan Jane Sheets, 67, of Thomasville, Mo., was born Oct. 15, 1938, in West Plains, Mo., and died Feb. 28, 2006, in Columbia, Mo. On March 15, 1957, she was united in marriage to Calvin Roy Sheets in Mammoth Spring. He survives. They raised their daughters in Thayer and after retirement moved to her family farm in Thomasville...
Brickey's honored on 50th anniversary (03/09/06)
Delbert and Nellie Brickey will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary March 18. They were married March 18, 1956, at West Plains, Mo. and are the parents of Harry Brickey and Jason Brickey. They will be honored at a 50th wedding anniversary reception from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the North Arkansas Electric Cooperative Cooperative building's Orange Room at 225 South Main in Salem...
Ansley Dawn (03/09/06)
John Paul and Melissa Miller of West Plains are the parents of a baby girl, Ansley Dawn. She was born at 3:12 p.m. March 2 at Ozarks Medical Center. She weighed 7 pounds, 10 ounces, and was 21 inches long. Her sibling is Canaan, 23 months. Grandparents are Steve and Sherri Atkisson and Bob and Gina Tucker, all of Thayer; Toni Miller of Dothan, Ala.; and the late Danny Miller...
Haylie Dawn McIntosh (03/09/06)
James McIntosh Jr. and Rachel Kelley of Mammoth Spring, are the parents of a baby girl, Haylie Dawn McIntosh. She was born at 12:51 a.m. Feb. 18 at Ozarks Medical Center. She weighed 5 pounds, 10 1/2 ounces, and was 18 3/4 inches long. Her sibling is James, 16 months. Grandparents are Terry and Peggy Taylor of Couch; Bill and LaDell Kelley of Ozark and James and Diana McIntosh of Mammoth Spring...
Jasper Hoyt Bowers (03/09/06)
Michael and Jennifer Bowers announce the birth of their son, Jasper Hoyt Bowers. Jasper was born Dec. 28, at 9:12 a.m. He weighed 7 pounds and 10 ounces and was 20-3/4 inches long. Maternal grandparents are Darrell and Judy McConnell of Republic. Paternal grandparents are Calvin and Janet Bowers of Thayer. Great-grandparents re the late Wayne Butler, Joretta Butler, Harry Lee and JoAnn McConnell, and Thelma Hoyt. Great-great-grandmother is Mae McConnell...
Ansley Dawn (03/09/06)
John Paul and Melissa Miller of West Plains are the parents of a baby girl, Ansley Dawn. She was born at 3:12 p.m. March 2 at Ozarks Medical Center. She weighed 7 pounds, 10 ounces, and was 21 inches long. Her sibling is Canaan, 23 months. Grandparents are Steve and Sherri Atkisson and Bob and Gina Tucker, all of Thayer; Toni Miller of Dothan, Ala.; and the late Danny Miller...
Haylie Dawn McIntosh (03/09/06)
James McIntosh Jr. and Rachel Kelley of Mammoth Spring, are the parents of a baby girl, Haylie Dawn McIntosh. She was born at 12:51 a.m. Feb. 18 at Ozarks Medical Center. She weighed 5 pounds, 10 1/2 ounces, and was 18 3/4 inches long. Her sibling is James, 16 months. Grandparents are Terry and Peggy Taylor of Couch; Bill and LaDell Kelley of Ozark and James and Diana McIntosh of Mammoth Spring...
Brickey's honored on 50th anniversary (03/09/06)
Delbert and Nellie Brickey will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary March 18. They were married March 18, 1956, at West Plains, Mo. and are the parents of Harry Brickey and Jason Brickey. They will be honored at a 50th wedding anniversary reception from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the North Arkansas Electric Cooperative Cooperative building's Orange Room at 225 South Main in Salem...
Jasper Hoyt Bowers (03/09/06)
Michael and Jennifer Bowers announce the birth of their son, Jasper Hoyt Bowers. Jasper was born Dec. 28, at 9:12 a.m. He weighed 7 pounds and 10 ounces and was 20-3/4 inches long. Maternal grandparents are Darrell and Judy McConnell of Republic. Paternal grandparents are Calvin and Janet Bowers of Thayer. Great-grandparents re the late Wayne Butler, Joretta Butler, Harry Lee and JoAnn McConnell, and Thelma Hoyt. Great-great-grandmother is Mae McConnell...
Barton, Francis plan wedding (03/09/06)
Brian Barton and Teah Francis, along with their parents announce their engagement and upcoming wedding. The parents of the bride-to-be are Rick Francis of West Plains, Mo., and Tara Glenn of Walnut Grove, Mo. Teah is a graduate of Thayer High School, and is currently seeking a degree in elementary education at Missouri State University...
Thompson, Deckard to exchange vows (03/09/06)
Rick and Mary Deckard of Alton announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Lindsay Nicole Deckard, to John Michael Thompson. Lindsay is a 2003 graduate of Alton High School and lives in Ozark, Mo. She has been attending classes at OTC in Springfield...
Barton, Francis plan wedding (03/09/06)
Brian Barton and Teah Francis, along with their parents announce their engagement and upcoming wedding. The parents of the bride-to-be are Rick Francis of West Plains, Mo., and Tara Glenn of Walnut Grove, Mo. Teah is a graduate of Thayer High School, and is currently seeking a degree in elementary education at Missouri State University...
Thompson, Deckard to exchange vows (03/09/06)
Rick and Mary Deckard of Alton announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Lindsay Nicole Deckard, to John Michael Thompson. Lindsay is a 2003 graduate of Alton High School and lives in Ozark, Mo. She has been attending classes at OTC in Springfield...
Case's celebrate 50th anniversary (03/09/06)
Winfred and Norma Case of Myrtle, Mo., will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary March 11 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Cotton Creek Freewill Baptist Church, located on KK Highway off E Highway in Couch. Omission of gifts is requested. They have two children, Danny and Kathleen Case of Harrison, Ark., and Pam and Kelly Johnson of Alton, and six grandchildren...
Case's celebrate 50th anniversary (03/09/06)
Winfred and Norma Case of Myrtle, Mo., will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary March 11 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Cotton Creek Freewill Baptist Church, located on KK Highway off E Highway in Couch. Omission of gifts is requested. They have two children, Danny and Kathleen Case of Harrison, Ark., and Pam and Kelly Johnson of Alton, and six grandchildren...
Boldly Going Nowhere (03/09/06)
Once a year, Forbes Magazine compiles a list of the richest people in the world. In January of 2006, they published a list of the 15 richest fictional characters. If this is important to you, you need to get a new life. 1) Santa Claus -- This fat, jolly toy maker lives at the North Pole with a wife, a bunch of elves and some flying reindeer. ...
Boldly Going Nowhere (03/09/06)
Once a year, Forbes Magazine compiles a list of the richest people in the world. In January of 2006, they published a list of the 15 richest fictional characters. If this is important to you, you need to get a new life. 1) Santa Claus -- This fat, jolly toy maker lives at the North Pole with a wife, a bunch of elves and some flying reindeer. ...