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Stories from Thursday, March 30, 2006

Mammoth Spring couple arrested (03/30/06)
A Mammoth Spring couple was arrested by Sharp County deputies for their role in the break-in at a vacant home on East C.C. Road near Hardy. Neil Barker Jr., 40, and Jennifer J. Dement, 35, are charged with residential burglary, a class B felony, and theft of property, a class C felony...
Salem to submit grant applications (03/30/06)
The Salem City Council approved a resolution to submit a grant application for updated equipment for the Salem Police Department at its March 23 meeting in Salem City Hall. Salem Police Chief Albert Roork said the grant, named the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant, is from the Arkansas Department of Finance and Administration. He said it goes to local law enforcement agencies every other year...
The race begins (03/30/06)
Those aspiring to public office began to make their intentions known in clerk's offices in the tri-county area March 21, the first filing day for party candidates running for office in the primary election. In Fulton County, some of the incumbents for countywide offices filed after the filing period opened March 21. They are Fulton County Sheriff Walter Dillinger, County and Circuit Clerk Vickie Bishop, and County Treasurer Larry Humphries. All filed as Democrats...
Search under way for century owned family farms (03/30/06)
OREGON COUNTY -- The search is on again in Oregon County for any Missouri family farm that has been in same family for 100 years or more. The farms will be recognized in the Missouri Century Farm program. According to Stacy Hambelton, ag business specialist with the University Extension Office at Alton, the program was launched in the bicentennial year of 1976. In 1976, 2,850 farmers across the state were recognized as owning centennial farms...
Authorities searching for former Hardy man (03/30/06)
The Arkansas Department of Corrections is seeking a former Hardy man who drove off the grounds of the Arkansas State Police Training Academy where he was detained in the early morning of March 22, according to authorities. George A. Nelson, 38, formerly of Hardy, allegedly walked off the grounds of the academy East Camden, Ark., and stole a truck that had previously been seized by the drug task force, Arkansas Department of Correction spokesman Dina Tyler said...
Mother faces attempted murder charges (03/30/06)
The 18-year-old Evening Shade woman who is accused of attempting to kill her 2-month-old child by smothering her inside a Little Rock hospital has a history of mental illness, according to the woman's mother. Patricia Edwards of Nashville, Tenn., said her daughter, April Edwards, doesn't need to be locked up in jail but instead needs treatment at a mental health facility. April Edwards is charged with criminal attempt to commit capital murder, a class A felony...
Juveniles arrested in IC (03/30/06)
Distributing prescription drugs, which included pain-killing narcotics and prescribed sleeping pills, led to the arrest of three male juveniles in Izard County, authorities said. Izard County Sheriff Tate Lawrence said one of the youths had a prescription for the drugs he was distributing. Another took the drugs from his own home, according to authorities...
Voters head to the polls Tuesday (03/30/06)
OREGON COUNTY -- The Spring Municipal and School Board Election will be held in Oregon County April 4. Oregon County Clerk Gary Hensley said polls will open at 6 a.m. and close at 7 p.m. He reminds voters to bring their voter registration cards to the polls when they go to vote. He said election judges will be asking for voter identification...
Oregon County residents receive new voter registration cards (03/30/06)
OREGON COUNTY -- Oregon County Clerk Gary Hensley and Deputy Clerks Kim Hollis and Jerri Rackley have been busy the last few weeks getting voter registration cards in the mail. Hensley said his office will mail approximately 7,000 cards to registered voters in the county. He said if all the information on the cards is correct the cards should be used as identification on election day...
Community names have interesting history (03/30/06)
OPEN: The Thayer Tourist Information Center and Railroad Museum opened last week in Thayer. It is sponsored by the Thayer Area Chamber of Commerce. The Information Center is open every day from 9 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Mary Rucker, waving from the caboose, is one of the volunteers who mans the tourist information center...
Ordinance gets tough on underage drinking (03/30/06)
THAYER -- An ordinance was introduced at the March 12 Thayer City Council meeting to increase electrical rates in the city due to increases in rates by electrical suppliers to the city. Thayer Electrical Superintendent Gary Barton told council members the minimum rate an electrical customer in the city is paying presently is $4.25. ...
Pretty, oh, so pretty ... (03/30/06)
The man who would be queen: Dan White, competing as "Rose Ann," is the 2006 queen of the 2nd annual Womanless Beauty Contest held at the Salem High School Gym March 24. Proceeds from the show went to the Fulton County Rockers Relay for Life Team. White's sponsor for the show was Tucker's Lime and Fertilizer. Photo/George Walling...
Doublemint twins: (03/30/06)
Doublemint twins: Dustin (Dustina Marie) Hall and Derek (Dereka) Hall competed as the Doublemint Twins at the 2nd annual Womanless Beauty Pageant to benefit the Fulton County Rockers Relay for Life Team March 24 in the Salem High School Gym. The Halls were sponsored by Hall Logging. Photo/George Walling...
Cox nabbed in Illinois (03/30/06)
A man wanted for allegedly setting his girlfriend's home on fire while her son was home sleeping has been arrested in Peoria, Ill. Fulton County Sheriff Walter Dillinger said Joshua Cox, 27, of Mammoth Spring fled to Illinois after the incident at the home of his girlfriend, Denise Pawloski, March 17...
Voters head to the polls Tuesday (03/30/06)
OREGON COUNTY -- The Spring Municipal and School Board Election will be held in Oregon County April 4. Oregon County Clerk Gary Hensley said polls will open at 6 a.m. and close at 7 p.m. He reminds voters to bring their voter registration cards to the polls when they go to vote. He said election judges will be asking for voter identification...
Juveniles arrested in IC (03/30/06)
Distributing prescription drugs, which included pain-killing narcotics and prescribed sleeping pills, led to the arrest of three male juveniles in Izard County, authorities said. Izard County Sheriff Tate Lawrence said one of the youths had a prescription for the drugs he was distributing. Another took the drugs from his own home, according to authorities...
Salem to submit grant applications (03/30/06)
The Salem City Council approved a resolution to submit a grant application for updated equipment for the Salem Police Department at its March 23 meeting in Salem City Hall. Salem Police Chief Albert Roork said the grant, named the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant, is from the Arkansas Department of Finance and Administration. He said it goes to local law enforcement agencies every other year...
Ordinance gets tough on underage drinking (03/30/06)
THAYER -- An ordinance was introduced at the March 12 Thayer City Council meeting to increase electrical rates in the city due to increases in rates by electrical suppliers to the city. Thayer Electrical Superintendent Gary Barton told council members the minimum rate an electrical customer in the city is paying presently is $4.25. ...
The race begins (03/30/06)
Those aspiring to public office began to make their intentions known in clerk's offices in the tri-county area March 21, the first filing day for party candidates running for office in the primary election. In Fulton County, some of the incumbents for countywide offices filed after the filing period opened March 21. They are Fulton County Sheriff Walter Dillinger, County and Circuit Clerk Vickie Bishop, and County Treasurer Larry Humphries. All filed as Democrats...
Search under way for century owned family farms (03/30/06)
OREGON COUNTY -- The search is on again in Oregon County for any Missouri family farm that has been in same family for 100 years or more. The farms will be recognized in the Missouri Century Farm program. According to Stacy Hambelton, ag business specialist with the University Extension Office at Alton, the program was launched in the bicentennial year of 1976. In 1976, 2,850 farmers across the state were recognized as owning centennial farms...
Mammoth Spring couple arrested (03/30/06)
A Mammoth Spring couple was arrested by Sharp County deputies for their role in the break-in at a vacant home on East C.C. Road near Hardy. Neil Barker Jr., 40, and Jennifer J. Dement, 35, are charged with residential burglary, a class B felony, and theft of property, a class C felony...
Authorities searching for former Hardy man (03/30/06)
The Arkansas Department of Corrections is seeking a former Hardy man who drove off the grounds of the Arkansas State Police Training Academy where he was detained in the early morning of March 22, according to authorities. George A. Nelson, 38, formerly of Hardy, allegedly walked off the grounds of the academy East Camden, Ark., and stole a truck that had previously been seized by the drug task force, Arkansas Department of Correction spokesman Dina Tyler said...
Mother faces attempted murder charges (03/30/06)
The 18-year-old Evening Shade woman who is accused of attempting to kill her 2-month-old child by smothering her inside a Little Rock hospital has a history of mental illness, according to the woman's mother. Patricia Edwards of Nashville, Tenn., said her daughter, April Edwards, doesn't need to be locked up in jail but instead needs treatment at a mental health facility. April Edwards is charged with criminal attempt to commit capital murder, a class A felony...
Oregon County residents receive new voter registration cards (03/30/06)
OREGON COUNTY -- Oregon County Clerk Gary Hensley and Deputy Clerks Kim Hollis and Jerri Rackley have been busy the last few weeks getting voter registration cards in the mail. Hensley said his office will mail approximately 7,000 cards to registered voters in the county. He said if all the information on the cards is correct the cards should be used as identification on election day...
Pretty, oh, so pretty ... (03/30/06)
The man who would be queen: Dan White, competing as "Rose Ann," is the 2006 queen of the 2nd annual Womanless Beauty Contest held at the Salem High School Gym March 24. Proceeds from the show went to the Fulton County Rockers Relay for Life Team. White's sponsor for the show was Tucker's Lime and Fertilizer. Photo/George Walling...
Doublemint twins: (03/30/06)
Doublemint twins: Dustin (Dustina Marie) Hall and Derek (Dereka) Hall competed as the Doublemint Twins at the 2nd annual Womanless Beauty Pageant to benefit the Fulton County Rockers Relay for Life Team March 24 in the Salem High School Gym. The Halls were sponsored by Hall Logging. Photo/George Walling...
Cox nabbed in Illinois (03/30/06)
A man wanted for allegedly setting his girlfriend's home on fire while her son was home sleeping has been arrested in Peoria, Ill. Fulton County Sheriff Walter Dillinger said Joshua Cox, 27, of Mammoth Spring fled to Illinois after the incident at the home of his girlfriend, Denise Pawloski, March 17...
Community names have interesting history (03/30/06)
OPEN: The Thayer Tourist Information Center and Railroad Museum opened last week in Thayer. It is sponsored by the Thayer Area Chamber of Commerce. The Information Center is open every day from 9 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Mary Rucker, waving from the caboose, is one of the volunteers who mans the tourist information center...
Encore performances planned at dinner theater (03/30/06)
The Bank of Pocahontas will sponsor the first in a brand new series of productions at the Imperial Dinner Theatre in Pocahontas. The Bravo series will be shows that are encore performances for the Imperial Players and will fill the gaps between regular season productions. The number of show dates will be half that of regular season shows. The Bravo productions will honor Premiere Circle members' seats...
Bank of Salem has scholarships available (03/30/06)
The Bank of Salem scholarship applications are now available. The scholarship is $3,000, awarded in four installments of $750. The scholarship will be awarded to a graduating senior from Salem, Mammoth Spring, Viola, Thayer or Izard County Consolidated. ...
Account established for 3-year-old girl (03/30/06)
Christi (Watson) Griffin has established a charity account for a former classmate from the Thayer High School class of 1999. Melinda Merritt's 3-year-old daughter, Bre, has been in a coma for over two weeks. Merritt was serving our country on a Naval ship in the Persian Gulf when she received the call that her oldest daughter was in a coma with hemorrhaging and limited brain activity. ...
Banks graduates from training course (03/30/06)
Army National Guard Pfc. James T. Banks IV has graduated from the Automated Logistical Specialist Advanced Individual Training (AIT) course at the U.S. Army Quartermaster Center and School, Fort Lee, Petersburg, Va. The course is designed to train soldiers to establish and maintain stock records and other documents such as inventory, material control, accounting and support reports, automated and manual accounting records; perform stock record/warehouse functions pertaining to receipt, storage, distribution and issue and maintain equipment records and parts; review and verify bills of lading, contracts, and purchase orders; repair and construct shipping crates for equipment and supplies; and perform prescribed loads and shop stock lists in manual and automated supply applications.. ...
Account established for 3-year-old girl (03/30/06)
Christi (Watson) Griffin has established a charity account for a former classmate from the Thayer High School class of 1999. Melinda Merritt's 3-year-old daughter, Bre, has been in a coma for over two weeks. Merritt was serving our country on a Naval ship in the Persian Gulf when she received the call that her oldest daughter was in a coma with hemorrhaging and limited brain activity. ...
Banks graduates from training course (03/30/06)
Army National Guard Pfc. James T. Banks IV has graduated from the Automated Logistical Specialist Advanced Individual Training (AIT) course at the U.S. Army Quartermaster Center and School, Fort Lee, Petersburg, Va. The course is designed to train soldiers to establish and maintain stock records and other documents such as inventory, material control, accounting and support reports, automated and manual accounting records; perform stock record/warehouse functions pertaining to receipt, storage, distribution and issue and maintain equipment records and parts; review and verify bills of lading, contracts, and purchase orders; repair and construct shipping crates for equipment and supplies; and perform prescribed loads and shop stock lists in manual and automated supply applications.. ...
Bank of Salem has scholarships available (03/30/06)
The Bank of Salem scholarship applications are now available. The scholarship is $3,000, awarded in four installments of $750. The scholarship will be awarded to a graduating senior from Salem, Mammoth Spring, Viola, Thayer or Izard County Consolidated. ...
Encore performances planned at dinner theater (03/30/06)
The Bank of Pocahontas will sponsor the first in a brand new series of productions at the Imperial Dinner Theatre in Pocahontas. The Bravo series will be shows that are encore performances for the Imperial Players and will fill the gaps between regular season productions. The number of show dates will be half that of regular season shows. The Bravo productions will honor Premiere Circle members' seats...
Cougars spotless in 2AA-North (03/30/06)
The Izard County Consolidated Cougars kept their 2AA-North record perfect at 5-0 with a 13-3 lashing of the Norfork Panthers March 23 at the Cougar Sports Complex in Brockwell. ICC (5-3) trailed by two runs early on the afternoon, but four runs in the bottom of the third gave the Cougars the lead for good...
Tommy Bolt Classic now in third year (03/30/06)
The third annual Fountain Place Tommy Bolt Classic will take place on June 24, confirming original plans to hold a major area golf tournament on the fourth Saturday in June every year. In 2005, the Classic drew team participants from over 30 communities in northeast and central Arkansas, as well as southern Missouri...
Biggest shock of March Madness? Noah contest (03/30/06)
As usual, this year's edition of the NCAA Tournament has provided its share of surprises. If nothing else, the annual rite known as March Madness is known for a shocking turn of events on an annual basis, a regular thrill a minute, it is. But nothing, I repeat nothing, else in this year's field of 64 blows me away more than what I consider to be the biggest surprise in tournament history...
Thayer Little League sign-up slated (03/30/06)
Thayer Little League will hold sign-ups from 5 until 8 p.m. March 31, and from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. April 1 at the Thayer Elementary Gym. The league is looking for volunteer board members. For more information contact Kasy Cates at 417-264-2312.
Tommy Bolt Classic now in third year (03/30/06)
The third annual Fountain Place Tommy Bolt Classic will take place on June 24, confirming original plans to hold a major area golf tournament on the fourth Saturday in June every year. In 2005, the Classic drew team participants from over 30 communities in northeast and central Arkansas, as well as southern Missouri...
Cougars spotless in 2AA-North (03/30/06)
The Izard County Consolidated Cougars kept their 2AA-North record perfect at 5-0 with a 13-3 lashing of the Norfork Panthers March 23 at the Cougar Sports Complex in Brockwell. ICC (5-3) trailed by two runs early on the afternoon, but four runs in the bottom of the third gave the Cougars the lead for good...
Biggest shock of March Madness? Noah contest (03/30/06)
As usual, this year's edition of the NCAA Tournament has provided its share of surprises. If nothing else, the annual rite known as March Madness is known for a shocking turn of events on an annual basis, a regular thrill a minute, it is. But nothing, I repeat nothing, else in this year's field of 64 blows me away more than what I consider to be the biggest surprise in tournament history...
Thayer Little League sign-up slated (03/30/06)
Thayer Little League will hold sign-ups from 5 until 8 p.m. March 31, and from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. April 1 at the Thayer Elementary Gym. The league is looking for volunteer board members. For more information contact Kasy Cates at 417-264-2312.
Sue Phipps (03/30/06)
Sue Phipps, died March 20, 2006, at St. John's Regional Health Center in Springfield, Mo., at the age of 50. She was born May 6, 1955, in Mammoth Spring to Roscoe and the late Mariom Virginia Carter Vaughn. She was a homemaker and a member of the Midway Pentecostal Church in Thayer...
Mrs. Vesta Sue Wiles (03/30/06)
Mrs. Vesta Sue Wiles, 75, of Highland died March 23, 2006, at St. Bernard's Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro, Ark. She is survived by her sons, Charles (Chuck) and Sheila Wiles of Highland, and Billy Ray and Prudy Jones of Highland; two granddaughters, Gera Lynn Jones and Shelby Nicole Wiles; sisters, Ruby Jackson of Hardy and Joann Bither of Cherokee Village; and two brothers, J.V. Ellis of Ash Flat and Gene Ellis of Plano, Texas...
Wilma Utherta Stephens (03/30/06)
Wilma Utherta Stephens, 78, of Hoisington, Kan., died March 17, 2006. She was born Oct. 23, 1927, in Elm Store, Ark., the daughter of Della Hall Mitchell and Everett Mitchell. She was a homemaker. Survivors include her mother, Della Mitchell of Hoisington; a brother, Larry Dean Mitchell of San Antonio, Texas; a sister, Doris (Robert) Simmons of Hoisington; and a sister-in-law, Patricia Mitchell of Myrtle, Mo...
Edward "Pete" William Wirth Jr. (03/30/06)
Ed "Pete" Wirth, son of Edward William Wirth Sr. and Zula Green Baker, died March 22, 2006, in Leavenworth Va. Wirth was born Jan. 31, 1935, in Poplar Bluff, Mo. He spent most of his life in the Kansas City and surrounding areas. He traveled frequently in search of quality antiques, coins and jewelry for his business, Wirth Quality Coin and Precious Metal Company. Wirth was an expert in his field and maintained passion for his love of coins and antiques until his death...
Dale Benton (03/30/06)
Dale Benton, son of Carroll Benton and Tracy Lee Cooper Benton, was born Jan. 31, 1942, in Sedalia, Mo. He died March 23, 2006, at St. Bernard's Hospital in Jonesboro, Ark., at the age of 64 years. Benton married Helen Louise Gilbreath on June 25, 1960, at Mammoth Spring and to this union three children were born. Benton worked for the Fulton County Water Department for many years and was a member of the Heart Church of Christ...
Evelyn Irene Hatfield (03/30/06)
Evelyn Irene Hatfield died March 24, 2006, at National Health Care in West Plains, Mo., at the age of 84. She was born Sept. 2, 1921, in Koshkonog to the late Grover F. and Bessie (Guy) Stith. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; two brothers, James and Floyd Stith; and one sister, Thelma Pressley...
Minnie "Rernice" Rudd (03/30/06)
Minnie "Rernice" Rudd, 45, of Cherokee Village, formerly of Bentonville, Ark., died March 18, 2006, in Fulton County Hospital in Salem, due to injuries sustained in an automobile accident. She was born Aug. 21, 1960, in Hayti, Mo., to Tendel and Ellie Junior. She worked for Wal-Mart home office for seven years. She was of the Church of God faith. She was married in Double Springs, Ala., to Roy D. Rudd on June 16, 1975...
Virgie "Granny" Copeland (03/30/06)
Virgie Marie "Granny" Copeland, daughter of the late James Thomas Jefferson Copeland and Nora Lavada Miller Copeland, was born March 18, 1928, in Allen Reed, Texas. She died March 19, 2006, in Batesville at the age of 78. She was united in marriage to Sylvester Leon Gulley and to this union two children were born...
Duane Harber (03/30/06)
Duane Harber of Salem, son of the late Robert Luther Harbor and Opal Gault Harber, was born Dec. 31, 1928, in Wiseman, Ark. He died March 24, 2006, at his home at the age of 77. He was united in marriage to Margrette Farr on June 6, 1953, In Liberal, Kan. To this union, two sons were born...
Mary Lavaughn King Norris (03/30/06)
Mary Lavaughn King Norris of Salem, daughter of the late Harry Lee and Harriet Jane (Milligan) Shatsar, was born March 24, 1922, in Alicia, Ark. She died March 23, 2006, at the age of 83. She married Marcus King Oct. 12, 1938, at Rings Chapel, Ark., and later married Otho Norris in November 1978, at Salem. She was a member of Salem First Baptist Church, Order of Eastern Star, Salem Lodge 521, and Sorosis Club. She was Business Person of the Year in 1993 and taught Sunday school for many years...
Bobby Eugene Russell (03/30/06)
Bobby Eugene Russell, age 59, died March 19, 2006, at his home in West Plains, Mo. He was born Oct. 16, 1946, in Brandsville, Mo. Survivors include one sister, Janie Laura of Scott City, Kan.; three brothers, James Allen Russell of West Plains, Lynn Ray Russell of Brandsville, Mo., and Jimmy David Russell of West Plains; a special friend, Treena Harris of West Plains; and numerous other relatives and friends...
Jessie Houck-Moore (03/30/06)
Jessie May Houck Moore, 88, of Joplin, Mo., formerly of Southwest City, Mo., died March 12, 2006, at St. John's Regional Medical Center in Joplin, Mo., following an illness. She was born May 1, 1917, in Carrizo Springs, Texas, one of seven children, born to the late Marion Thomas and Emma Alberta Bolton Brown...
Roy Theodore McNeese (03/30/06)
Roy Theodore McNeese died March 21, 2006, at Shady Oaks Healthcare in Thayer at the age 76. He was born July 10, 1929, in Russellville, Ark., the son of the late Roy and Amie M. Turkins McNeese. He was a proud veteran, having served his country during World War II in the United States Marine Corps aboard the US Princeton...
Billy Preston Hensley (03/30/06)
Billy Preston Hensley, 82, died March 18, 2006, in a hospital in Fort Worth, Texas. Services were held March 25 at D.W. Newcomer's Sons White Chapel Memorial Gardens in Kansas City, Mo. Military Commitment Service took place immediately after the funeral at East Slope Cemetery in Riverside, Mo...
Bobby Eugene Russell (03/30/06)
Bobby Eugene Russell, age 59, died March 19, 2006, at his home in West Plains, Mo. He was born Oct. 16, 1946, in Brandsville, Mo. Survivors include one sister, Janie Laura of Scott City, Kan.; three brothers, James Allen Russell of West Plains, Lynn Ray Russell of Brandsville, Mo., and Jimmy David Russell of West Plains; a special friend, Treena Harris of West Plains; and numerous other relatives and friends...
Duane Harber (03/30/06)
Duane Harber of Salem, son of the late Robert Luther Harbor and Opal Gault Harber, was born Dec. 31, 1928, in Wiseman, Ark. He died March 24, 2006, at his home at the age of 77. He was united in marriage to Margrette Farr on June 6, 1953, In Liberal, Kan. To this union, two sons were born...
Roy Theodore McNeese (03/30/06)
Roy Theodore McNeese died March 21, 2006, at Shady Oaks Healthcare in Thayer at the age 76. He was born July 10, 1929, in Russellville, Ark., the son of the late Roy and Amie M. Turkins McNeese. He was a proud veteran, having served his country during World War II in the United States Marine Corps aboard the US Princeton...
Mrs. Vesta Sue Wiles (03/30/06)
Mrs. Vesta Sue Wiles, 75, of Highland died March 23, 2006, at St. Bernard's Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro, Ark. She is survived by her sons, Charles (Chuck) and Sheila Wiles of Highland, and Billy Ray and Prudy Jones of Highland; two granddaughters, Gera Lynn Jones and Shelby Nicole Wiles; sisters, Ruby Jackson of Hardy and Joann Bither of Cherokee Village; and two brothers, J.V. Ellis of Ash Flat and Gene Ellis of Plano, Texas...
Minnie "Rernice" Rudd (03/30/06)
Minnie "Rernice" Rudd, 45, of Cherokee Village, formerly of Bentonville, Ark., died March 18, 2006, in Fulton County Hospital in Salem, due to injuries sustained in an automobile accident. She was born Aug. 21, 1960, in Hayti, Mo., to Tendel and Ellie Junior. She worked for Wal-Mart home office for seven years. She was of the Church of God faith. She was married in Double Springs, Ala., to Roy D. Rudd on June 16, 1975...
Sue Phipps (03/30/06)
Sue Phipps, died March 20, 2006, at St. John's Regional Health Center in Springfield, Mo., at the age of 50. She was born May 6, 1955, in Mammoth Spring to Roscoe and the late Mariom Virginia Carter Vaughn. She was a homemaker and a member of the Midway Pentecostal Church in Thayer...
Virgie "Granny" Copeland (03/30/06)
Virgie Marie "Granny" Copeland, daughter of the late James Thomas Jefferson Copeland and Nora Lavada Miller Copeland, was born March 18, 1928, in Allen Reed, Texas. She died March 19, 2006, in Batesville at the age of 78. She was united in marriage to Sylvester Leon Gulley and to this union two children were born...
Edward "Pete" William Wirth Jr. (03/30/06)
Ed "Pete" Wirth, son of Edward William Wirth Sr. and Zula Green Baker, died March 22, 2006, in Leavenworth Va. Wirth was born Jan. 31, 1935, in Poplar Bluff, Mo. He spent most of his life in the Kansas City and surrounding areas. He traveled frequently in search of quality antiques, coins and jewelry for his business, Wirth Quality Coin and Precious Metal Company. Wirth was an expert in his field and maintained passion for his love of coins and antiques until his death...
Dale Benton (03/30/06)
Dale Benton, son of Carroll Benton and Tracy Lee Cooper Benton, was born Jan. 31, 1942, in Sedalia, Mo. He died March 23, 2006, at St. Bernard's Hospital in Jonesboro, Ark., at the age of 64 years. Benton married Helen Louise Gilbreath on June 25, 1960, at Mammoth Spring and to this union three children were born. Benton worked for the Fulton County Water Department for many years and was a member of the Heart Church of Christ...
Jessie Houck-Moore (03/30/06)
Jessie May Houck Moore, 88, of Joplin, Mo., formerly of Southwest City, Mo., died March 12, 2006, at St. John's Regional Medical Center in Joplin, Mo., following an illness. She was born May 1, 1917, in Carrizo Springs, Texas, one of seven children, born to the late Marion Thomas and Emma Alberta Bolton Brown...
Evelyn Irene Hatfield (03/30/06)
Evelyn Irene Hatfield died March 24, 2006, at National Health Care in West Plains, Mo., at the age of 84. She was born Sept. 2, 1921, in Koshkonog to the late Grover F. and Bessie (Guy) Stith. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; two brothers, James and Floyd Stith; and one sister, Thelma Pressley...
Mary Lavaughn King Norris (03/30/06)
Mary Lavaughn King Norris of Salem, daughter of the late Harry Lee and Harriet Jane (Milligan) Shatsar, was born March 24, 1922, in Alicia, Ark. She died March 23, 2006, at the age of 83. She married Marcus King Oct. 12, 1938, at Rings Chapel, Ark., and later married Otho Norris in November 1978, at Salem. She was a member of Salem First Baptist Church, Order of Eastern Star, Salem Lodge 521, and Sorosis Club. She was Business Person of the Year in 1993 and taught Sunday school for many years...
Wilma Utherta Stephens (03/30/06)
Wilma Utherta Stephens, 78, of Hoisington, Kan., died March 17, 2006. She was born Oct. 23, 1927, in Elm Store, Ark., the daughter of Della Hall Mitchell and Everett Mitchell. She was a homemaker. Survivors include her mother, Della Mitchell of Hoisington; a brother, Larry Dean Mitchell of San Antonio, Texas; a sister, Doris (Robert) Simmons of Hoisington; and a sister-in-law, Patricia Mitchell of Myrtle, Mo...
Billy Preston Hensley (03/30/06)
Billy Preston Hensley, 82, died March 18, 2006, in a hospital in Fort Worth, Texas. Services were held March 25 at D.W. Newcomer's Sons White Chapel Memorial Gardens in Kansas City, Mo. Military Commitment Service took place immediately after the funeral at East Slope Cemetery in Riverside, Mo...
Caden Van Selfors (03/30/06)
Caden Van Selfors was born on Feb. 22, 2006, at St. Bernard's Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro, Ark. His parents are Charlie and Annie Selfors of Thayer. Maternal grandparents are Van and Diane Garrison of Thayer. Paternal grandparents are Darroll and Doris Selfors of Thayer...
Molly Elizabeth Ward (03/30/06)
Tim and Mary Ward of Conway, Ark., announce the birth of their daughter, Molly Elizabeth Ward, born Feb. 8, 2006, at 6:20 p.m. at Conway Regional Medical Center. Molly weighed 7 pounds, 12 ounces and was 19.5 inches long. She has an older brother, Henry Coleman...
Abigail Ruth Purcell (03/30/06)
Hilary Purcell of Thayer is the mother of a baby girl, Abigail Ruth Purcell. She was born at 5:26 p.m. March 21, 2006, at Ozarks Medical Center. She weighed 7 pounds, 5 1/2 ounces, and was 19 1/2 inches long. Her sibling is Halie, 3. Grandparents are John and Susan Hurtt and David and Linda Socca, all of Thayer...
Grace Gabrielle Ralph (03/30/06)
Col. Steve Ralph IV, USMC, and Dr. Risa Ramsey Ralph of Cordova, Tenn., announce the birth of their second daughter, Grace Gabrielle. She was born March 6, 2006 at 6:56 p.m. in the Baptist Memorial Hospital for Women in Memphis, Tenn. She weighed 7 pounds, 7 ounces, and was 20 inches long. ...
Jeremiah Joseph Pankey (03/30/06)
Kenneth and Loretta Pankey of Alton are the parents of a baby boy, Jeremiah Joseph. He was born at 5:29 a.m. March 17, 2006, at Ozark Medical Center in West Plains, Mo. He weighed 6 pounds, 11 1/2 ounces, and was 21 inches long. His sibling is Jordan, 3. Grandparent is Leona Halpain of Leachville...
Molly Elizabeth Ward (03/30/06)
Tim and Mary Ward of Conway, Ark., announce the birth of their daughter, Molly Elizabeth Ward, born Feb. 8, 2006, at 6:20 p.m. at Conway Regional Medical Center. Molly weighed 7 pounds, 12 ounces and was 19.5 inches long. She has an older brother, Henry Coleman...
Abigail Ruth Purcell (03/30/06)
Hilary Purcell of Thayer is the mother of a baby girl, Abigail Ruth Purcell. She was born at 5:26 p.m. March 21, 2006, at Ozarks Medical Center. She weighed 7 pounds, 5 1/2 ounces, and was 19 1/2 inches long. Her sibling is Halie, 3. Grandparents are John and Susan Hurtt and David and Linda Socca, all of Thayer...
Grace Gabrielle Ralph (03/30/06)
Col. Steve Ralph IV, USMC, and Dr. Risa Ramsey Ralph of Cordova, Tenn., announce the birth of their second daughter, Grace Gabrielle. She was born March 6, 2006 at 6:56 p.m. in the Baptist Memorial Hospital for Women in Memphis, Tenn. She weighed 7 pounds, 7 ounces, and was 20 inches long. ...
Jeremiah Joseph Pankey (03/30/06)
Kenneth and Loretta Pankey of Alton are the parents of a baby boy, Jeremiah Joseph. He was born at 5:29 a.m. March 17, 2006, at Ozark Medical Center in West Plains, Mo. He weighed 6 pounds, 11 1/2 ounces, and was 21 inches long. His sibling is Jordan, 3. Grandparent is Leona Halpain of Leachville...
Caden Van Selfors (03/30/06)
Caden Van Selfors was born on Feb. 22, 2006, at St. Bernard's Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro, Ark. His parents are Charlie and Annie Selfors of Thayer. Maternal grandparents are Van and Diane Garrison of Thayer. Paternal grandparents are Darroll and Doris Selfors of Thayer...
Smiths celebrate 50th anniversay (03/30/06)
James H. (Jim) and Theresa Smith will celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary April 8 with a reception hosted by their children and grandchildren. The event will take place from 2 to 4 p.m. in the fellowship room of New Hope Baptist Church on Highway 175. All relatives and friends are invited to attend...
Smiths celebrate 50th anniversay (03/30/06)
James H. (Jim) and Theresa Smith will celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary April 8 with a reception hosted by their children and grandchildren. The event will take place from 2 to 4 p.m. in the fellowship room of New Hope Baptist Church on Highway 175. All relatives and friends are invited to attend...
Boldly Going Nowhere (03/30/06)
Teddy Roosevelt, president of the United States (1901-1909), made a speech in 1910 that included the following words: "It is not the critic who counts: not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles or where the doer of deeds could have done better. ...
Boldly Going Nowhere (03/30/06)
Teddy Roosevelt, president of the United States (1901-1909), made a speech in 1910 that included the following words: "It is not the critic who counts: not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles or where the doer of deeds could have done better. ...