[Nameplate] Fair ~ 84°F  
High: 90°F ~ Low: 74°F
Monday, Sep. 1, 2014

Stories from Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Fight ends when truck strikes man (04/12/06)
A fight in Horseshoe Bend ended in a man being run over by a truck in an attempt to disarm him, according to authorities. Keith Varnado, 46, of Horseshoe Bend attacked Derrick Rushin and Dakoda Rushin, both in their late 20s, of Horseshoe Bend with a machete during a confrontation at Pavilion and Bob White Streets in Horseshoe Bend, authorities said...
Evans guilty of attempted murder (04/12/06)
A little more than a year after his arrest, the man who shot a Jonesboro attorney in the face and injured a Wirth woman in another shooting has been sentenced in Craighead County. A 12-person jury found Allen C. Evans, 61, guilty of attempted capital murder April 6 in the Western District of the Craighead County District Court in Jonesboro...
Court wants grant to continue (04/12/06)
Izard County Quorum Court joined other counties in passing a resolution April 4 urging the Arkansas Congressional Delegation to support the reinstatement of Byrne Grant funding at its April 4. The grant money is used by local and county governments to fund drug task forces around the country. Without it, the task force would be a thing of the past, Izard County Sheriff Tate Lawrence said. "It will go away unless some alternative to finance it comes about," he said...
Baby's death investigated (04/12/06)
A Cherokee Village mother and her boyfriend have been listed as "persons of interest" in the investigation of the death of the woman's 17-month-old girl. The baby died April 7. The child's mother, Casey Rutledge, 26, has been questioned by police. Fulton County authorities arrested her boyfriend, Shane Haggins, 31, of Mammoth Spring for a parole violation Saturday night. Neither Rutledge nor Haggins had been arrested or charged in the death as of press time April 10...
Storm brings FEMA, catastrophe teams to area counties (04/12/06)
Observing the damage: Fulton County Judge Charles Willett and Fulton County 911 Coordinator David Keck check out damage to the home of William Hurtt in Glencoe. The damage was brought about by the April 2 storms which brought abnormally large hail to the area. Photo/Price...
Races develop in counties (04/12/06)
Incumbent Fulton County Sheriff Walter Dillinger faces a challenge from Terry Dailey in the May 23 Democratic primary to decide who will hold the office for the next two years. The election filing period for Arkansas ended April 4 at clerks' offices around the state...
Prayer day to be observed in Oregon County towns (04/12/06)
AREA --A National Day of Prayer service will be held May 4 at noon outside Thayer City Hall. Mayor Allen Deckard invites all Thayer residents to attend the service. For more information on the Thayer service, call Pastor David Scott at 264-3296. Oregon County Presiding Commissioner Leo Warren said employees and elected officials at the Oregon County Courthouse in Alton will have a National Day of Prayer service at the courthouse lawn at noon May 4...
Men sentenced in Couch School burglary (04/12/06)
OREGON COUNTY -- The two men who were charged with felony burglary, felony stealing and felony assault in connection with an incident at Couch School last December where Chief Deputy Eric King was injured were in Oregon County Circuit Court to answer those charges April 3...
Mammoth receives grant for $20,000 vacuum (04/12/06)
MAMMOTH SPRING -- Mammoth Spring Mayor Jean Pace told the Mammoth Spring City Council at their April 3 meeting, the city recently received a new leaf vacuum. Pace said she wrote a grant application through the White River Solid Waste District for the vacuum...
In respect ... (04/12/06)
HONORED: The American and Missouri Flags located near the Thayer Police Station and Fire Station were flown at half-mast last week in honor of longtime Thayer Volunteer Fire Department member Henry Straw. Straw lost his battle with cancer last week.
In step ... (04/12/06)
Clogging away Dogwood days: Cloggers performed at Horseshoe Bend's Dogwood Days on April 8.Dogwood Days celebrated its 30th anniversary April 7 and 8 at the Diamond B Mall in Horseshoe Bend. Among the many attractions were not only the cloggers, but singers, merchants, fun for the kids and an art show at the Hill High Hotel Photo/Price...
Treasure hunt begins (04/12/06)
MAMMOTH SPRING -- The computer-driven sport geocaching has come to Mammoth Spring, and because of it everyone is invited to look for hidden treasure at Mammoth Spring State Park. Geocaching, also known as GPS stash hunt or geostash, involves hiding items, usually containers holding various treasures, and then providing specific Global Positioning Satellite (GPS) coordinates for each cache on a Web site...
Discussion continues on proposed land sale (04/12/06)
AREA -- The National Forest Service announced last week that it has agreed to a request from Missouri lawmakers to extend the comment period on the proposed sale of land in the Mark Twain National Forest until May 1. U.S. Sens. Jim Talent and Kit Bond with Congresswoman Jo Ann Emerson made the request in a letter to the Forest Service March 9. The original comment period was due to end March 30...
Officials say new voting machines worked well (04/12/06)
Oregon County Clerk Gary Hensley said things went smoothly during the spring municipal and school board election April 4 in the county. "Our election judges worked well with the new voting machines and there were no problems," Hensley said. He said that all the judges will be required to take more training with the new voting machines before the August primary and the November general election...
Fight ends when truck strikes man (04/12/06)
A fight in Horseshoe Bend ended in a man being run over by a truck in an attempt to disarm him, according to authorities. Keith Varnado, 46, of Horseshoe Bend attacked Derrick Rushin and Dakoda Rushin, both in their late 20s, of Horseshoe Bend with a machete during a confrontation at Pavilion and Bob White Streets in Horseshoe Bend, authorities said...
Evans guilty of attempted murder (04/12/06)
A little more than a year after his arrest, the man who shot a Jonesboro attorney in the face and injured a Wirth woman in another shooting has been sentenced in Craighead County. A 12-person jury found Allen C. Evans, 61, guilty of attempted capital murder April 6 in the Western District of the Craighead County District Court in Jonesboro...
Court wants grant to continue (04/12/06)
Izard County Quorum Court joined other counties in passing a resolution April 4 urging the Arkansas Congressional Delegation to support the reinstatement of Byrne Grant funding at its April 4. The grant money is used by local and county governments to fund drug task forces around the country. Without it, the task force would be a thing of the past, Izard County Sheriff Tate Lawrence said. "It will go away unless some alternative to finance it comes about," he said...
Discussion continues on proposed land sale (04/12/06)
AREA -- The National Forest Service announced last week that it has agreed to a request from Missouri lawmakers to extend the comment period on the proposed sale of land in the Mark Twain National Forest until May 1. U.S. Sens. Jim Talent and Kit Bond with Congresswoman Jo Ann Emerson made the request in a letter to the Forest Service March 9. The original comment period was due to end March 30...
Mammoth receives grant for $20,000 vacuum (04/12/06)
MAMMOTH SPRING -- Mammoth Spring Mayor Jean Pace told the Mammoth Spring City Council at their April 3 meeting, the city recently received a new leaf vacuum. Pace said she wrote a grant application through the White River Solid Waste District for the vacuum...
Officials say new voting machines worked well (04/12/06)
Oregon County Clerk Gary Hensley said things went smoothly during the spring municipal and school board election April 4 in the county. "Our election judges worked well with the new voting machines and there were no problems," Hensley said. He said that all the judges will be required to take more training with the new voting machines before the August primary and the November general election...
Storm brings FEMA, catastrophe teams to area counties (04/12/06)
Observing the damage: Fulton County Judge Charles Willett and Fulton County 911 Coordinator David Keck check out damage to the home of William Hurtt in Glencoe. The damage was brought about by the April 2 storms which brought abnormally large hail to the area. Photo/Price...
Races develop in counties (04/12/06)
Incumbent Fulton County Sheriff Walter Dillinger faces a challenge from Terry Dailey in the May 23 Democratic primary to decide who will hold the office for the next two years. The election filing period for Arkansas ended April 4 at clerks' offices around the state...
Prayer day to be observed in Oregon County towns (04/12/06)
AREA --A National Day of Prayer service will be held May 4 at noon outside Thayer City Hall. Mayor Allen Deckard invites all Thayer residents to attend the service. For more information on the Thayer service, call Pastor David Scott at 264-3296. Oregon County Presiding Commissioner Leo Warren said employees and elected officials at the Oregon County Courthouse in Alton will have a National Day of Prayer service at the courthouse lawn at noon May 4...
Treasure hunt begins (04/12/06)
MAMMOTH SPRING -- The computer-driven sport geocaching has come to Mammoth Spring, and because of it everyone is invited to look for hidden treasure at Mammoth Spring State Park. Geocaching, also known as GPS stash hunt or geostash, involves hiding items, usually containers holding various treasures, and then providing specific Global Positioning Satellite (GPS) coordinates for each cache on a Web site...
Men sentenced in Couch School burglary (04/12/06)
OREGON COUNTY -- The two men who were charged with felony burglary, felony stealing and felony assault in connection with an incident at Couch School last December where Chief Deputy Eric King was injured were in Oregon County Circuit Court to answer those charges April 3...
Baby's death investigated (04/12/06)
A Cherokee Village mother and her boyfriend have been listed as "persons of interest" in the investigation of the death of the woman's 17-month-old girl. The baby died April 7. The child's mother, Casey Rutledge, 26, has been questioned by police. Fulton County authorities arrested her boyfriend, Shane Haggins, 31, of Mammoth Spring for a parole violation Saturday night. Neither Rutledge nor Haggins had been arrested or charged in the death as of press time April 10...
In respect ... (04/12/06)
HONORED: The American and Missouri Flags located near the Thayer Police Station and Fire Station were flown at half-mast last week in honor of longtime Thayer Volunteer Fire Department member Henry Straw. Straw lost his battle with cancer last week.
In step ... (04/12/06)
Clogging away Dogwood days: Cloggers performed at Horseshoe Bend's Dogwood Days on April 8.Dogwood Days celebrated its 30th anniversary April 7 and 8 at the Diamond B Mall in Horseshoe Bend. Among the many attractions were not only the cloggers, but singers, merchants, fun for the kids and an art show at the Hill High Hotel Photo/Price...
Conley competes in Glamour Model Showcase Pageant (04/12/06)
Kasey Conley, 2-month-old son of Crissie Conley, recently competed in a Glamour Model Showcase Pageant in West Memphis, Ark., competing with children from Arkansas, Tennessee and Mississippi. In the 0-12 month age division, Kasey came home with six trophies, winning the categories of Most Photogenic, Best Model, Advertising Model and Cover Model. He also brought home a crown and T-shirt...
Ozarka president speaks at annual Springfest event (04/12/06)
On March 30, GED students from Ozarka College's Adult Education Department and their guests were honored at the 11th annual Springfest which featured Ozarka College's new president, Dr. Dusty R. Johnston, as the guest speaker. After Director for Ozarka's Adult Education Wayne Wilson welcomed all the guests, Correctional Program Supervisor Sandra Miller introduced Dr. ...
The circus is coming (04/12/06)
The Kelly Miller Bros. Circus features elephants, horses, llamas, camels, clowns and a host of international circus stars, but each morning the public gets an altogether different kind of show as the circus lot comes to life. Circus trucks pull onto the lot in the early morning hours, animals are unloaded, stakes are driven and elephants lift the giant Big Top into the air. The public is welcome to watch the entire spectacle free of charge...
GOOD NEIGHBOR: (04/12/06)
GOOD NEIGHBOR: Ash Flat Wal-Mart manager Mike Alexander presents a check to Highland Fire Chief Doug Wortham for the fire department. The check was part of Wal-Mart's Good Neighbor program. Wortham said the grant will be used for a new generator for the rescue truck the department is building...
FIVE GENERATIONS: (04/12/06)
FIVE GENERATIONS: Five generations of Williams family women gathered recently. They were great-great-grandmother Pauline Williams of Morrison, Ill., great-grandmother Toni Cossman of Fulton, Ill., grandmother Lourie Varner of Clinton, Iowa, mother Nicole Kuehl of Viola and Kaedence Bailey of Viola...
The circus is coming (04/12/06)
The Kelly Miller Bros. Circus features elephants, horses, llamas, camels, clowns and a host of international circus stars, but each morning the public gets an altogether different kind of show as the circus lot comes to life. Circus trucks pull onto the lot in the early morning hours, animals are unloaded, stakes are driven and elephants lift the giant Big Top into the air. The public is welcome to watch the entire spectacle free of charge...
GOOD NEIGHBOR: (04/12/06)
GOOD NEIGHBOR: Ash Flat Wal-Mart manager Mike Alexander presents a check to Highland Fire Chief Doug Wortham for the fire department. The check was part of Wal-Mart's Good Neighbor program. Wortham said the grant will be used for a new generator for the rescue truck the department is building...
Conley competes in Glamour Model Showcase Pageant (04/12/06)
Kasey Conley, 2-month-old son of Crissie Conley, recently competed in a Glamour Model Showcase Pageant in West Memphis, Ark., competing with children from Arkansas, Tennessee and Mississippi. In the 0-12 month age division, Kasey came home with six trophies, winning the categories of Most Photogenic, Best Model, Advertising Model and Cover Model. He also brought home a crown and T-shirt...
FIVE GENERATIONS: (04/12/06)
FIVE GENERATIONS: Five generations of Williams family women gathered recently. They were great-great-grandmother Pauline Williams of Morrison, Ill., great-grandmother Toni Cossman of Fulton, Ill., grandmother Lourie Varner of Clinton, Iowa, mother Nicole Kuehl of Viola and Kaedence Bailey of Viola...
Ozarka president speaks at annual Springfest event (04/12/06)
On March 30, GED students from Ozarka College's Adult Education Department and their guests were honored at the 11th annual Springfest which featured Ozarka College's new president, Dr. Dusty R. Johnston, as the guest speaker. After Director for Ozarka's Adult Education Wayne Wilson welcomed all the guests, Correctional Program Supervisor Sandra Miller introduced Dr. ...
Hounds dropped by Cats (04/12/06)
The Thayer Bobcats took advantage of a seven-run second inning at the plate, while getting five strong innings from a freshman on the mound, to push past the homestanding Salem Greyhounds 12-10 April 7. Ninth-grader Garrett Smith picked up the win for the Cats, allowing seven hits while walking two and fanning three. John Tollenaar closed the book for Thayer by working the last two innings, striking out four while giving up four hits...
Viola outpaces Calico Rock (04/12/06)
The Viola Lady Longhorns topped Calico Rock 9-3 in 2AA-North softball action April 5. Katie Bruns earned the win on the hill for Viola, striking out three Lady Pirates on the afternoon. Jamie Dailey logged two hits, including a double and RBI for the Lady Horns, with Micah Thompson adding two hits and two ribbies. Adlena Coggins drove in one run for Viola...
Local hoopsters set for Grizzly All-Star Game (04/12/06)
An impressive list of area high school basketball standouts have been chosen to participate in the first ever Grizzly All-Star Games April 22 at the West Plains Civic Center arena. Hosted by the Grizzly basketball program and Dr. Rick Walker of Southern Missouri Orthopaedic Clinic, the event will feature the top senior boys and the top senior girls from varsity high school teams in south-central Missouri and north-central Arkansas, as chosen by a panel of coaches during this past season...
Viola outpaces Calico Rock (04/12/06)
The Viola Lady Longhorns topped Calico Rock 9-3 in 2AA-North softball action April 5. Katie Bruns earned the win on the hill for Viola, striking out three Lady Pirates on the afternoon. Jamie Dailey logged two hits, including a double and RBI for the Lady Horns, with Micah Thompson adding two hits and two ribbies. Adlena Coggins drove in one run for Viola...
Local hoopsters set for Grizzly All-Star Game (04/12/06)
An impressive list of area high school basketball standouts have been chosen to participate in the first ever Grizzly All-Star Games April 22 at the West Plains Civic Center arena. Hosted by the Grizzly basketball program and Dr. Rick Walker of Southern Missouri Orthopaedic Clinic, the event will feature the top senior boys and the top senior girls from varsity high school teams in south-central Missouri and north-central Arkansas, as chosen by a panel of coaches during this past season...
Hounds dropped by Cats (04/12/06)
The Thayer Bobcats took advantage of a seven-run second inning at the plate, while getting five strong innings from a freshman on the mound, to push past the homestanding Salem Greyhounds 12-10 April 7. Ninth-grader Garrett Smith picked up the win for the Cats, allowing seven hits while walking two and fanning three. John Tollenaar closed the book for Thayer by working the last two innings, striking out four while giving up four hits...
Gaylord R. Steffen (04/12/06)
Gaylord R. Steffen, 83, of Glencoe, died April 5, 2006 in Ash Flat. A graduate from Iowa State University in education, he and his wife were the owners of Engineering Supply Co. in Davenport, Iowa for 22 years, before moving to Horseshoe Bend. They owned Lindsay Water in Horseshoe Bend for 14 years and after retiring he went to work at Wal-Mart in Ash Flat where he worked as a door greeter over 14 years until his death...
Raymond Schultz (04/12/06)
Raymond William Schultz of Salem, Ark., son of the late Carl William and Frieda Maria Theresa Seboldt Schultz was born July 17, 1924, in Springfield, Mo. He died April 5, 2006, at his home in Salem at the age of 81. Schultz was united in marriage to Dorthy Fay Taylor on Dec. 26, 1980, at Kansas City, Mo...
Ruby Florence Lewis (04/12/06)
Ruby Florence Lewis of Salem, daughter of the late Benjamin Forest and Laura Josephine Stewart McCullough, was born Dec. 8, 1913, in Morriston, Ark. She died April 7, 2006, at Jonesboro at the age of 92. She was united in marriage to General Price Lewis on Sept. 3, 1933, at Salem and to this union two daughters were born. She worked in housekeeping for the Fulton County Hospital. She was a member of the Salem Church of Christ...
Cora Fay Brown (04/12/06)
Cora Fay Brown, 93, of Cave City died April 6, 2006, at White River Medical Center in Batesville.She was born June 21, 1913, at Lynn, Ark., to Stanley and Lula Buttram Jones. She was a homemaker and a member of the East Side Southern Baptist Church at Cave City...
Tracy Lee Benton (04/12/06)
Tracy Lee Benton, of Heart, daughter of the late Robert Lee Cooper and Rosa Stewart Cooper, was born April 20, 1921, in Heart. She died April 7, 2006, at Fulton County Hospital in Salem at the age of 84 years. She was united in marriage to Carroll Benton on Dec. 3, 1936, at Heart...
Richard James Shepard (04/12/06)
Richard James Shepard, of Hardy, Ark., son of the late James A. and Francis Vera Doss Shepherd was born Jan. 7, 1943, in Great Bend, Kan. He died April 7, 2006, at Salem at the age of 63. He worked as a project engineer for a pipeline construction company...
Marjorie Crete Smith (04/12/06)
Marjorie Crete Smith, 80, died April 4, 2006, at West Vue Home in West Plains, Mo. She was born June 2, 1925, in Fryatt, Ark., the daughter of the late Benjamin B. and Crete Johnson McDonald. She was united in marriage July 18, 1947, in Salem, Ark., to Basil Smith who preceded her in death Jan. 16, 1989...
Norman McMurray (04/12/06)
Norman McMurray, 77, of Cherokee Village died April 5, 2006, at the Fulton County Hospital in Salem. He was a retired railroad conductor. He was a member of Cherokee Village Methodist Church and a member of the Disabled American Veterans. Survivors include his wife, Lorrain McMurray; and three daughters, Rae Ann McMurray of Cedarville, Ill., Lynn Morre of Pueblo, Colo., and Kayla White of Madison, Wis.; one sister, Betty Milks of Brodhead, Wis.; one brother, Kenneth McMurray of Valier, Ill.; and four grandchildren.. ...
Leonard Wheeler (04/12/06)
Leonard Wheeler died April 2, 2006, at his home in Gatewood, Mo., at the age of 71. He was born Oct. 29, 1934, in Oregon County, Mo., son of the late Charles E. and Ora Caldwell Wheeler. He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Alden Wheeler; and two sisters Violet Tullos and Orlena Wheeler...
Davie Mae Sifford (04/12/06)
Davie Mae Sifford, 87, of alton was born March 29, 1919, in Oregon County and died March 29, 2006, at Shepherds View Residential Care in Alton. Sifford loved her family, had the greatest laugh, was gentle, kind spirited and enjoyed children. She loved family gatherings, traveling and flea markets. She worked in a Crystals Factory in Kansas City, Kan., and was of the Church of Christ faith...
Bertha Mae Williams (04/12/06)
Bertha Mae Williams, 94, of Alton, Mo., was born March 30, 1912, and died April 1, 2006. She was a charter member of the Alton Freewill Baptist Church. Survivors include one son, Doyle Williams and wife, Onie, of Alton, Mo.; four grandchildren, Claud Williams and wife, Debbie, of Alton, Dennis Williams and wife, Connie, of West Plains, Mo., Neta Brewer and husband Roger of Couch, Mo., and Sidney Williams and wife, Tammy of Alton; three sisters, Olla Barger of Astoria, Oregon, Violet Ebersole of South Bend, Ind., and Ruby Norton of Winona, Mo.; two brothers, Lester Earls of Gaffney, N.C., and Glen Earls of California; six great-grandchildren; four stepgreat-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and a host of other relatives and friends.. ...
Jack Lee Smith (04/12/06)
Jack Lee Smith, 57, of Nelsonville died April 2, 2006, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. He was born Aug. 8, 1948, at Miami, Okla., the son of Donald LeRoy and Priscilla Ellen Garrett Smith. He was employed by the Bank of Cave City He served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War and was of the Church of Christ faith...
Flora Schaufler (04/12/06)
Funeral services for Flora Elizabeth Schaufler, 86, of West Plains, Mo., were held April 8 at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Greg Worley officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of the Carter Funeral Home of West Plains, Mo. Schaufler was born Jan. 20, 1920, in Thayer, Mo., the daughter of the late Tom Rogers and Lillie Stark Rogers...
Arthur "Art" Yanke (04/12/06)
Arthur "Art" Norbert Yanke, 89, of Cherokee Village died April 4, 2006 He left his loving wife, Alice Walz Yanke; and his children, son Wayne and Arlene Yanke of Arkansas; two daughters Brenda and Jerry Holfert of Arkansas and Sharon and John Dressel of Wisconsin; granddaughters, Debbi, Kelly, Heidi, Beth, Kim and Darice; grandsons Darryl and Kevin; 15 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren...
Shirley C. Carneal (04/12/06)
Shirley C. Carneal, 77, of Cave City died April 4, 2006, at his home. He was born March 25, 1929, at Durham, N.C., the son of the late Raymond B. and Bertha Mullen Carneal. He retired from the United States Navy where he served as an aviation machinist...
Gaylord R. Steffen (04/12/06)
Gaylord R. Steffen, 83, of Glencoe, died April 5, 2006 in Ash Flat. A graduate from Iowa State University in education, he and his wife were the owners of Engineering Supply Co. in Davenport, Iowa for 22 years, before moving to Horseshoe Bend. They owned Lindsay Water in Horseshoe Bend for 14 years and after retiring he went to work at Wal-Mart in Ash Flat where he worked as a door greeter over 14 years until his death...
Jack Lee Smith (04/12/06)
Jack Lee Smith, 57, of Nelsonville died April 2, 2006, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. He was born Aug. 8, 1948, at Miami, Okla., the son of Donald LeRoy and Priscilla Ellen Garrett Smith. He was employed by the Bank of Cave City He served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War and was of the Church of Christ faith...
Davie Mae Sifford (04/12/06)
Davie Mae Sifford, 87, of alton was born March 29, 1919, in Oregon County and died March 29, 2006, at Shepherds View Residential Care in Alton. Sifford loved her family, had the greatest laugh, was gentle, kind spirited and enjoyed children. She loved family gatherings, traveling and flea markets. She worked in a Crystals Factory in Kansas City, Kan., and was of the Church of Christ faith...
Leonard Wheeler (04/12/06)
Leonard Wheeler died April 2, 2006, at his home in Gatewood, Mo., at the age of 71. He was born Oct. 29, 1934, in Oregon County, Mo., son of the late Charles E. and Ora Caldwell Wheeler. He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Alden Wheeler; and two sisters Violet Tullos and Orlena Wheeler...
Shirley C. Carneal (04/12/06)
Shirley C. Carneal, 77, of Cave City died April 4, 2006, at his home. He was born March 25, 1929, at Durham, N.C., the son of the late Raymond B. and Bertha Mullen Carneal. He retired from the United States Navy where he served as an aviation machinist...
Bertha Mae Williams (04/12/06)
Bertha Mae Williams, 94, of Alton, Mo., was born March 30, 1912, and died April 1, 2006. She was a charter member of the Alton Freewill Baptist Church. Survivors include one son, Doyle Williams and wife, Onie, of Alton, Mo.; four grandchildren, Claud Williams and wife, Debbie, of Alton, Dennis Williams and wife, Connie, of West Plains, Mo., Neta Brewer and husband Roger of Couch, Mo., and Sidney Williams and wife, Tammy of Alton; three sisters, Olla Barger of Astoria, Oregon, Violet Ebersole of South Bend, Ind., and Ruby Norton of Winona, Mo.; two brothers, Lester Earls of Gaffney, N.C., and Glen Earls of California; six great-grandchildren; four stepgreat-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and a host of other relatives and friends.. ...
Richard James Shepard (04/12/06)
Richard James Shepard, of Hardy, Ark., son of the late James A. and Francis Vera Doss Shepherd was born Jan. 7, 1943, in Great Bend, Kan. He died April 7, 2006, at Salem at the age of 63. He worked as a project engineer for a pipeline construction company...
Raymond Schultz (04/12/06)
Raymond William Schultz of Salem, Ark., son of the late Carl William and Frieda Maria Theresa Seboldt Schultz was born July 17, 1924, in Springfield, Mo. He died April 5, 2006, at his home in Salem at the age of 81. Schultz was united in marriage to Dorthy Fay Taylor on Dec. 26, 1980, at Kansas City, Mo...
Norman McMurray (04/12/06)
Norman McMurray, 77, of Cherokee Village died April 5, 2006, at the Fulton County Hospital in Salem. He was a retired railroad conductor. He was a member of Cherokee Village Methodist Church and a member of the Disabled American Veterans. Survivors include his wife, Lorrain McMurray; and three daughters, Rae Ann McMurray of Cedarville, Ill., Lynn Morre of Pueblo, Colo., and Kayla White of Madison, Wis.; one sister, Betty Milks of Brodhead, Wis.; one brother, Kenneth McMurray of Valier, Ill.; and four grandchildren.. ...
Ruby Florence Lewis (04/12/06)
Ruby Florence Lewis of Salem, daughter of the late Benjamin Forest and Laura Josephine Stewart McCullough, was born Dec. 8, 1913, in Morriston, Ark. She died April 7, 2006, at Jonesboro at the age of 92. She was united in marriage to General Price Lewis on Sept. 3, 1933, at Salem and to this union two daughters were born. She worked in housekeeping for the Fulton County Hospital. She was a member of the Salem Church of Christ...
Arthur "Art" Yanke (04/12/06)
Arthur "Art" Norbert Yanke, 89, of Cherokee Village died April 4, 2006 He left his loving wife, Alice Walz Yanke; and his children, son Wayne and Arlene Yanke of Arkansas; two daughters Brenda and Jerry Holfert of Arkansas and Sharon and John Dressel of Wisconsin; granddaughters, Debbi, Kelly, Heidi, Beth, Kim and Darice; grandsons Darryl and Kevin; 15 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren...
Cora Fay Brown (04/12/06)
Cora Fay Brown, 93, of Cave City died April 6, 2006, at White River Medical Center in Batesville.She was born June 21, 1913, at Lynn, Ark., to Stanley and Lula Buttram Jones. She was a homemaker and a member of the East Side Southern Baptist Church at Cave City...
Tracy Lee Benton (04/12/06)
Tracy Lee Benton, of Heart, daughter of the late Robert Lee Cooper and Rosa Stewart Cooper, was born April 20, 1921, in Heart. She died April 7, 2006, at Fulton County Hospital in Salem at the age of 84 years. She was united in marriage to Carroll Benton on Dec. 3, 1936, at Heart...
Marjorie Crete Smith (04/12/06)
Marjorie Crete Smith, 80, died April 4, 2006, at West Vue Home in West Plains, Mo. She was born June 2, 1925, in Fryatt, Ark., the daughter of the late Benjamin B. and Crete Johnson McDonald. She was united in marriage July 18, 1947, in Salem, Ark., to Basil Smith who preceded her in death Jan. 16, 1989...
Flora Schaufler (04/12/06)
Funeral services for Flora Elizabeth Schaufler, 86, of West Plains, Mo., were held April 8 at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Greg Worley officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of the Carter Funeral Home of West Plains, Mo. Schaufler was born Jan. 20, 1920, in Thayer, Mo., the daughter of the late Tom Rogers and Lillie Stark Rogers...
Boldly Going Nowhere (04/12/06)
When I was in college in the 1960s, trying to figure out what to do with the rest of my life, I read an article about computers becoming one of the emerging new technologies and that there would soon be a big demand for programmers. It sounded exotic and potentially lucrative so I decided to become a computer programmer...
The uniqueness of Easter (04/12/06)
The late author, English professor and Christian apologist C.S. Lewis was once invited to a seminar of theologians where the discussion began before he arrived. The assembled group of learned church leaders was debating what, if anything, is unique about Christianity among world religions...
Boldly Going Nowhere (04/12/06)
When I was in college in the 1960s, trying to figure out what to do with the rest of my life, I read an article about computers becoming one of the emerging new technologies and that there would soon be a big demand for programmers. It sounded exotic and potentially lucrative so I decided to become a computer programmer...
The uniqueness of Easter (04/12/06)
The late author, English professor and Christian apologist C.S. Lewis was once invited to a seminar of theologians where the discussion began before he arrived. The assembled group of learned church leaders was debating what, if anything, is unique about Christianity among world religions...