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Stories from Thursday, April 20, 2006

Checkpoint leads to arrest (04/20/06)
A Batesville man is being held by authorities after an arrest at a sobriety checkpoint April 7 in Izard County. Johnny Dee Teague Jr., 27, of Batesville is charged with possession of a controlled substance, methamphetamine, a class C felony; possession of a controlled substance, marijuana, a class D felony; possession of drug paraphernalia, a class C felony; and driving while intoxicated...
Thieves hit HB churches again (04/20/06)
Two Horseshoe Bend churches and a Salem church and businesses were broken into April 11 by burglars believed to be responsible for breaking into the churches the week before. The doors of the First Baptist Church and Faith Presbyterian Church were pried open in the same manner they had been the previous week. Perpetrators also broke into First Baptist Church in Salem and took $50, according to Fulton County Sheriff Walter Dillinger...
Council approves reward contribution (04/20/06)
The Horseshoe Bend City Council approved a $1,000 contribution to the reward fund for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the perpetrators behind the recent string of burglaries in the area. The council took action at its April 17 meeting in the Horseshoe Bend Municipal Building...
Couch School superintendent resigns position (04/20/06)
MYRTLE -- Couch School Superintendent Rolla Fraley presented his resignation at a special called meeting of the Couch School Board April 7. The resignation will become effective June 30. Fraley has been superintendent at the school for 10 years. He will be leaving the job to take a position in the Lone Dell School District as superintendent...
Phillips reads land plan ordinance (04/20/06)
Fulton County Quorum Court held its first reading of the Fulton County Land Plan Ordinance at the April 10 meeting in the Fulton County Courthouse in Salem. It took District 4 JP Gary Phillips approximately 40 minutes to read the full ordinance. According to the ordinance, the purpose of the land plan is to give county government the right to be included in the process when it comes to state or federal regulation or changes in rules regarding land, water and culture in Fulton County...
Business and political leaders tour Boeing building (04/20/06)
NCARED: Central Ozarks Taskforce for Economic Development Chairman Randy Zook speaks with Ozarka College President Dusty Johnston inside the Boeing plant in Melbourne April 11. Approximately 30 persons took the tour organized by NCARED. Photo/Whitten...
Waste tire collection set (04/20/06)
THAYER -- The South Central Solid Waste District will hold a waste tire collection at Thayer April 24-28. Lynda Roehl, South Central Solid Waste Management coordinator, said the collection site will be at the Thayer Special Road District shed on Highway 19, just past Adams Western Store...
Commissioners oppose land sale (04/20/06)
MARK TWAIN: Oregon County has more National Forest Service land than any other county in the state, and the Oregon County Commission has gone on record saying they are opposed to selling any of the land. OREGON COUNTY -- Oregon County Presiding Commissioner Leo Warren said he and fellow Commissioners Buddy Wright and John Wrenfrow oppose the sale of National Forest Service land in Oregon County...
Jonesborowoman injured in crash (04/20/06)
A two-vehicle wreck south of Mammoth Spring on Highway 9 resulted in injuries to a Jonesboro woman. She was air lifted to St. John's Medical Center in Springfield, Mo., on April 10. Arlin Carman, 66, of Mammoth Spring lost control of his 1999 Chevrolet Suburban and crossed the center line, striking a 2002 Nissan XCS driven by Donna Price, 56, of Jonesboro, authorities said...
MONEY MAKER: (04/20/06)
MONEY MAKER: Fun and Friends Senior Citizen Center Cooking With Friends Cookbook Chairman Betty Bamber presents a check for $4,870 to Fun and Friends Senior Citizen Director Sheila Smith for the sale of the cookbooks.
Board votes to hire new basketball coach (04/20/06)
MAMMOTH SPRING -- The Mammoth Spring School Board voted to hire a new basketball coach for the 2006-07 school year. Jeremy Cude, who currently coaches at Marshall, Ark., will take over the duties of Bob Maguffee who resigned the position last winter...
Thayer aldermen Alford, Harber sworn in (04/20/06)
THAYER -- Municipal Clerk Rosie Simpson swore in newly elected aldermen Steve Alford and Mike Harber at the April 11 Thayer City Council meeting. All city officials welcomed the new aldermen to the city council. The council voted to hire Jennifer Hobbs as pool manager for the summer season at the Thayer Swimming Pool...
No nails, no screws ... (04/20/06)
Fixing the roof: Michael Brown, owner of Tri-State Roofing in Mammoth Spring, works with an on-site roll former. The roll former forms the metal sheets that will replace the current roof on the Fulton County Senior Center. Brown said the new roof will not have any screws, but will instead clip together. ...
Grand jury indicts Alton woman (04/20/06)
ALTON -- An Alton woman, Kari J. Brown, was indicted by a federal grand jury April 7. U.S. Attorney Bradley Schlozman from the Western District of Missouri said Brown, 36, was indicted on the charge of trying to hire a hit man to kill her husband. Schlozman said the two-count indictment was returned by a federal grand jury in Jefferson City and replaces the criminal complaint that was filed against Brown in March. ...
Oxford man dies in shooting (04/20/06)
An Oxford man is dead after an apparent murder/suicide in Independence County April 11. Dewayne Vest, 48, of Ferro Road in Oxford was killed by Steven Pearson, 42, of Batesville in the home of a female acquaintance, according to authorities. Independence County deputies responded to a 9-1-1 call from what authorities described as a frantic female on Sugar Street in the Southside area around Ramsey Mountain...
Man charged in baby's death (04/20/06)
A rural Mammoth Spring man was charged with capital murder in the death of a 17-month-old child in Cherokee Village just one week after the child's death. Sharp County authorities charged Shane Buckshot Haggins, 30, April 14 for his alleged part in the April 7 death of Lauren Rutledge...
Phillips reads land plan ordinance (04/20/06)
Fulton County Quorum Court held its first reading of the Fulton County Land Plan Ordinance at the April 10 meeting in the Fulton County Courthouse in Salem. It took District 4 JP Gary Phillips approximately 40 minutes to read the full ordinance. According to the ordinance, the purpose of the land plan is to give county government the right to be included in the process when it comes to state or federal regulation or changes in rules regarding land, water and culture in Fulton County...
Waste tire collection set (04/20/06)
THAYER -- The South Central Solid Waste District will hold a waste tire collection at Thayer April 24-28. Lynda Roehl, South Central Solid Waste Management coordinator, said the collection site will be at the Thayer Special Road District shed on Highway 19, just past Adams Western Store...
Commissioners oppose land sale (04/20/06)
MARK TWAIN: Oregon County has more National Forest Service land than any other county in the state, and the Oregon County Commission has gone on record saying they are opposed to selling any of the land. OREGON COUNTY -- Oregon County Presiding Commissioner Leo Warren said he and fellow Commissioners Buddy Wright and John Wrenfrow oppose the sale of National Forest Service land in Oregon County...
Man charged in baby's death (04/20/06)
A rural Mammoth Spring man was charged with capital murder in the death of a 17-month-old child in Cherokee Village just one week after the child's death. Sharp County authorities charged Shane Buckshot Haggins, 30, April 14 for his alleged part in the April 7 death of Lauren Rutledge...
Checkpoint leads to arrest (04/20/06)
A Batesville man is being held by authorities after an arrest at a sobriety checkpoint April 7 in Izard County. Johnny Dee Teague Jr., 27, of Batesville is charged with possession of a controlled substance, methamphetamine, a class C felony; possession of a controlled substance, marijuana, a class D felony; possession of drug paraphernalia, a class C felony; and driving while intoxicated...
Jonesborowoman injured in crash (04/20/06)
A two-vehicle wreck south of Mammoth Spring on Highway 9 resulted in injuries to a Jonesboro woman. She was air lifted to St. John's Medical Center in Springfield, Mo., on April 10. Arlin Carman, 66, of Mammoth Spring lost control of his 1999 Chevrolet Suburban and crossed the center line, striking a 2002 Nissan XCS driven by Donna Price, 56, of Jonesboro, authorities said...
Grand jury indicts Alton woman (04/20/06)
ALTON -- An Alton woman, Kari J. Brown, was indicted by a federal grand jury April 7. U.S. Attorney Bradley Schlozman from the Western District of Missouri said Brown, 36, was indicted on the charge of trying to hire a hit man to kill her husband. Schlozman said the two-count indictment was returned by a federal grand jury in Jefferson City and replaces the criminal complaint that was filed against Brown in March. ...
Board votes to hire new basketball coach (04/20/06)
MAMMOTH SPRING -- The Mammoth Spring School Board voted to hire a new basketball coach for the 2006-07 school year. Jeremy Cude, who currently coaches at Marshall, Ark., will take over the duties of Bob Maguffee who resigned the position last winter...
MONEY MAKER: (04/20/06)
MONEY MAKER: Fun and Friends Senior Citizen Center Cooking With Friends Cookbook Chairman Betty Bamber presents a check for $4,870 to Fun and Friends Senior Citizen Director Sheila Smith for the sale of the cookbooks.
No nails, no screws ... (04/20/06)
Fixing the roof: Michael Brown, owner of Tri-State Roofing in Mammoth Spring, works with an on-site roll former. The roll former forms the metal sheets that will replace the current roof on the Fulton County Senior Center. Brown said the new roof will not have any screws, but will instead clip together. ...
Thayer aldermen Alford, Harber sworn in (04/20/06)
THAYER -- Municipal Clerk Rosie Simpson swore in newly elected aldermen Steve Alford and Mike Harber at the April 11 Thayer City Council meeting. All city officials welcomed the new aldermen to the city council. The council voted to hire Jennifer Hobbs as pool manager for the summer season at the Thayer Swimming Pool...
Oxford man dies in shooting (04/20/06)
An Oxford man is dead after an apparent murder/suicide in Independence County April 11. Dewayne Vest, 48, of Ferro Road in Oxford was killed by Steven Pearson, 42, of Batesville in the home of a female acquaintance, according to authorities. Independence County deputies responded to a 9-1-1 call from what authorities described as a frantic female on Sugar Street in the Southside area around Ramsey Mountain...
Business and political leaders tour Boeing building (04/20/06)
NCARED: Central Ozarks Taskforce for Economic Development Chairman Randy Zook speaks with Ozarka College President Dusty Johnston inside the Boeing plant in Melbourne April 11. Approximately 30 persons took the tour organized by NCARED. Photo/Whitten...
Couch School superintendent resigns position (04/20/06)
MYRTLE -- Couch School Superintendent Rolla Fraley presented his resignation at a special called meeting of the Couch School Board April 7. The resignation will become effective June 30. Fraley has been superintendent at the school for 10 years. He will be leaving the job to take a position in the Lone Dell School District as superintendent...
Thieves hit HB churches again (04/20/06)
Two Horseshoe Bend churches and a Salem church and businesses were broken into April 11 by burglars believed to be responsible for breaking into the churches the week before. The doors of the First Baptist Church and Faith Presbyterian Church were pried open in the same manner they had been the previous week. Perpetrators also broke into First Baptist Church in Salem and took $50, according to Fulton County Sheriff Walter Dillinger...
Council approves reward contribution (04/20/06)
The Horseshoe Bend City Council approved a $1,000 contribution to the reward fund for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the perpetrators behind the recent string of burglaries in the area. The council took action at its April 17 meeting in the Horseshoe Bend Municipal Building...
Cooper earns bachelor's degree (04/20/06)
Linda Cooper of Salem will graduate in May with a bachelor's degree in human resource development from the University of Arkansas. She is a senior in the distance learning program offered by the College of Education and Health Professions. The students in this program attend distance learning classes at local host universities and community colleges around the state, coming to Fayetteville once each semester for advising and to attend a class on campus. ...
Frey accepts ASU honors scholarship (04/20/06)
Nicole Frey of Jonesboro, a senior at Jonesboro High School, has accepted University Honors Scholarship to attend Arkansas State University in Jonesboro next fall. During high school her achievements and activities included: yearbook staff, PALS, earned a 4.0 GPA and was named best dressed...
Hall awarded scholarship (04/20/06)
Tabitha Hall of Glencoe has accepted the academic distinction scholarship to attend Arkansas State University Mountain Home in the fall. The scholarship pays full tuition and will transfer to ASU Jonesboro for the remaining two years of a four-year degree, provided the scholarship policy is satisfied...
Director of academy receives outstanding service honor (04/20/06)
The first Outstanding Early Childhood Professional awards were presented in 1988 by then Governor Bill Clinton. On April 2 at the Clinton Presidential Library in Little Rock, the Arkansas Early Childhood Commission and the DHHS/Division of Child Care and Early Childhood Education acknowledged the 17th group of early care and education professionals that play a vital role in preparing young children for school success and years beyond across the State...
Martin completes police training (04/20/06)
Jason C. Martin of the Fulton County Sheriff's Office was one of 50 officers who successfully completed Basic Police Training Course 2006-A at the Black River Technical College Law Enforcement Training Academy in Pocahontas. The 13-week, 587-hour course began Jan. ...
Cooper earns bachelor's degree (04/20/06)
Linda Cooper of Salem will graduate in May with a bachelor's degree in human resource development from the University of Arkansas. She is a senior in the distance learning program offered by the College of Education and Health Professions. The students in this program attend distance learning classes at local host universities and community colleges around the state, coming to Fayetteville once each semester for advising and to attend a class on campus. ...
Frey accepts ASU honors scholarship (04/20/06)
Nicole Frey of Jonesboro, a senior at Jonesboro High School, has accepted University Honors Scholarship to attend Arkansas State University in Jonesboro next fall. During high school her achievements and activities included: yearbook staff, PALS, earned a 4.0 GPA and was named best dressed...
Hall awarded scholarship (04/20/06)
Tabitha Hall of Glencoe has accepted the academic distinction scholarship to attend Arkansas State University Mountain Home in the fall. The scholarship pays full tuition and will transfer to ASU Jonesboro for the remaining two years of a four-year degree, provided the scholarship policy is satisfied...
Director of academy receives outstanding service honor (04/20/06)
The first Outstanding Early Childhood Professional awards were presented in 1988 by then Governor Bill Clinton. On April 2 at the Clinton Presidential Library in Little Rock, the Arkansas Early Childhood Commission and the DHHS/Division of Child Care and Early Childhood Education acknowledged the 17th group of early care and education professionals that play a vital role in preparing young children for school success and years beyond across the State...
Martin completes police training (04/20/06)
Jason C. Martin of the Fulton County Sheriff's Office was one of 50 officers who successfully completed Basic Police Training Course 2006-A at the Black River Technical College Law Enforcement Training Academy in Pocahontas. The 13-week, 587-hour course began Jan. ...
Hawkins, Pitts to guide Grizzly All-Star team (04/20/06)
An esteemed group of area high school coaches have been chosen to helm the teams of the first ever Grizzly All-Star Games April 22 at the West Plains Civic Center arena. The Thayer High School boys' coaching team of Cliff Hawkins and Matt Pitts will lead the boys' Grizzly All-Star "Light Team," while Eminence High School's boys' basketball coach Pete McBride has been tapped to coach the Grizzly All-Star boys' "Dark Team."...
Salem still tops in 2AA-North (04/20/06)
Sometimes, even the sweetest of situations can turn sour in a hurry. That's exactly what happened April 13 as the Izard County Consolidated Lady Cougars were in position to avenge their lone 2AA-North softball loss of the year to the homestanding Salem Lady Greyhounds...
Bobcats sweep season series with Salem Greyhounds (04/20/06)
The Thayer Bobcats completed a successful sweep of their home-and-home series with the Greyhounds of Salem, Ark., April 14. After edging past the Greyhounds 12-10 the previous week at Salem, the Cats made it two in a row over their neighbors from the Natural State with an 11-3 victory at Thayer on Good Friday...
Bobcats sweep season series with Salem Greyhounds (04/20/06)
The Thayer Bobcats completed a successful sweep of their home-and-home series with the Greyhounds of Salem, Ark., April 14. After edging past the Greyhounds 12-10 the previous week at Salem, the Cats made it two in a row over their neighbors from the Natural State with an 11-3 victory at Thayer on Good Friday...
Hawkins, Pitts to guide Grizzly All-Star team (04/20/06)
An esteemed group of area high school coaches have been chosen to helm the teams of the first ever Grizzly All-Star Games April 22 at the West Plains Civic Center arena. The Thayer High School boys' coaching team of Cliff Hawkins and Matt Pitts will lead the boys' Grizzly All-Star "Light Team," while Eminence High School's boys' basketball coach Pete McBride has been tapped to coach the Grizzly All-Star boys' "Dark Team."...
Salem still tops in 2AA-North (04/20/06)
Sometimes, even the sweetest of situations can turn sour in a hurry. That's exactly what happened April 13 as the Izard County Consolidated Lady Cougars were in position to avenge their lone 2AA-North softball loss of the year to the homestanding Salem Lady Greyhounds...
Lue Ann Baldridge (04/20/06)
Lue Ann Baldridge, 71, of Hardy died April 12, 2006, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. Baldridge was born Dec. 16, 1934, in the Armstrong Community near Hardy. She was the daughter of the late Authur and Nora Young Baldridge. She was married to Jessie Waymon Baldridge at Weaver's Farm near Hardy Sept. 9, 1949...
Theresa Frailey Smith (04/20/06)
Theresa Geneva Frailey, Smith was born Sept. 26, 1919, in Hardy the daughter of the late Charles and Lula Frailey. She died April 11, 2006, in Jonesboro at the age of 86. Survivors include her husband of 70 years, James H. (Jim) Smith; two sons and their wives, Wayne and Norma Smith, and Hubert and Caroline Smith, all of Cedar Hill, Texas; and three daughters and their husbands, Nadine and Jon Bussard of Mountain Home, Judy and Stan Whitson of Fairhope, Ala.; and Jeanie and Billy Wilson of Caulfield Mo.; 15 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mildred Groves and Shirley Sharp, both of Hardy; and a host of other relatives and friends.. ...
Lauren Ella Rutledge (04/20/06)
Lauren Ella Rutledge, age 1, of Cherokee Village died April 7, 2006, at Fulton County Hospital in Salem, Ark. She was the daughter of John Rutledge of Ozark Acres and Casey Elliott Rutledge of Cherokee Village. She is also survived by her sisters, Christina Rutledge and Hailey Rutledge of Cherokee Village, and brothers, David Rutledge and Evan Rutledge of Cherokee Village...
James W. Nichols (04/20/06)
James W. Nichols, 83, died April 12, 2006, while vacationing in Cherokee Village. He was born April 14, 1922 in LaGrange, Ky., the fourth son of Mr. and Mrs Kirby Nichols. He was preceded in death by his parents; four brothers L.B. Sam, Emil and Bruce; a half-sister, Mattie; and two sons, Philip in 1969 and Kirby in 1984...
Sharen Ilene Meinzer (04/20/06)
Sharen Ilene Meinzer, of Gepp, Ark., daughter of Elsie Emaline Moore and the late Earl Cleo Moore, was born Nov. 13, 1950, in Kansas City, Mo. She died April 8, 2006, at her home in Gepp at the age of 55. She was a loving mother and grandmother. She worked as a ward clerk for the Fulton County Hospital...
W. C. "Bill" Brown (04/20/06)
W. C. "Bill" Brown, 55, of Batesville, died April 9, 2006, in Batesville. Born May 18, 1950, in Batesville, he was the son of Rupert C. and Winnie Lee Meachum Brown. He graduated from Batesville High School. He attended college at ASU in Jonesboro...
Cledis Wessley Rash (04/20/06)
Cledis Wessley, Rash, of Salem, son of the late Harry Lee and Audrey May Hanvey Rash, was born Sept. 12, 1935, in Black Rock, Ark. He died April 10, 2006, at his home in Salem at the age of 70 years. He was united in marriage to Marie Gorretti Worley on June 30, 1956, at Mesa, Ariz., and to this union five children were born. He was a farmer and a member of Saddle Baptist Church...
Deloris June Willis (04/20/06)
Deloris June Willis died April 14, 2006, at her home in Mammoth Spring at the age of 69. She was born Oct. 26, 1936, in Clinton County, Iowa, the daughter of the late Charles Edward and Olivine Green Hartson. She was united in marriage Nov. 19, 1955, in Davenport, Iowa, to Charles Willis...
Clara Wilburn (04/20/06)
Clara Wilburn died April 13, 2006, at National Health Care in West Plains at the age of 91. She was born Feb. 20, 1915, in Couch, Mo., the daughter of the late William and Ida Staggs Oliver. She was united in marriage April 25, 1946, in Couch to Clinton Wilburn who preceded her in death Aug. 7, 1974...
Robert "Bob" Gilstrap (04/20/06)
Robert Garland "Bob" Gilstrap died April 4, 2006, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Desoto in South Haven, Miss. He was born in Salem, Ark., on Jan. 6, 1932, son of the late Robert Bernie and Tressie Lafevers Gilstrap. He graduated from Salem High School and from the University of Arkansas with a bachelor's degree in business. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War and an executive with Southwestern Bell...
Elton Wayne Hollis (04/20/06)
Elton Wayne Hollis, 71, of Alton, was born Oct. 8, 1934, in Oregon County, Mo., and died Feb. 17, 2006, at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains. Survivors include two sons, Randy Wayne Hollis of Granite City, Ill., and Mike DeWayne Hollis of St. Peters, Mo.; one daughter, Vickie Lynn Johnson of Alton; one sister, Frances Hollis of Alton; three brothers, Elbert and Kenneth Hollis of Alton and Waif Hollis of Independence, Mo.; 10 grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; one great-grandchild; one stepgreat-grandchild; and numbers other relatives and friends.. ...
Evaline Anita Wilcox (04/20/06)
Evaline Anita Wilcox, 72, of Alton was born Nov. 18, 1933, in Alton. She died April 7, 2006, at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains. Survivors include two daughters, Brenda Bettis and husband Ed of Alton and Caroline Conner and husband Dale of Osceola, Mo.; two sons, Charles Wilcox and friend Tammy Rudd, and Daniel Bettis and friend Linda Agers all of Alton; three sisters, Patsy Hahn and husband Gary of Bland, Mo., Kathy Ridenhour and husband Gary of Belle, Mo., and Sally Sisco and husband DeWayne of West Plains; six brothers, Boyd Bates, Floyd Bates and wife Carol, Mac Bates and wife Tina, Danny Bates and wife Judy, Joe Bates and wife Kay, all of Alton and Richard Bates of West Plains; 10 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; numerous stepchildren and stepgrandchildren; and other relatives and friends.. ...
Gusta Mae Sikes (04/20/06)
Gusta Mae Sikes, 74, of French Village, Mo., was born April 14, 1931, in Thayer, Mo., the daughter of Wayman and Effie Jane Rodgers McGhee. She died April 12, 2006 at her residence. She attended Goose Creek Baptist Church. Survivors include her husband, Billy Gene Sikes of French Village; a daughter, Diane Moore of French Village; two sons, Ron Sikes and wife, Jeannie of Hillsboro and Robert Sikes and wife Karen of Steelville; nine grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and a brother, Rathellee McGhee of Couch.. ...
Gaylord R. Steffen (04/20/06)
Garylord R. Steffen, 83, of Glencoe, Ark., died April 5, 2006, at Eaglecrest Nursing and Rehab in Ash Flat. He was born in El Roy, Wis., the son of Robert O. Steffen and Lena Hillestad Steffen. He was a graduate of Iowa State University and was employed by Engineering Supply Co. He also was the owner of Lindsey Soft Water, and was a greeter at Wal-Mart...
Theresa Frailey Smith (04/20/06)
Theresa Geneva Frailey, Smith was born Sept. 26, 1919, in Hardy the daughter of the late Charles and Lula Frailey. She died April 11, 2006, in Jonesboro at the age of 86. Survivors include her husband of 70 years, James H. (Jim) Smith; two sons and their wives, Wayne and Norma Smith, and Hubert and Caroline Smith, all of Cedar Hill, Texas; and three daughters and their husbands, Nadine and Jon Bussard of Mountain Home, Judy and Stan Whitson of Fairhope, Ala.; and Jeanie and Billy Wilson of Caulfield Mo.; 15 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mildred Groves and Shirley Sharp, both of Hardy; and a host of other relatives and friends.. ...
Lue Ann Baldridge (04/20/06)
Lue Ann Baldridge, 71, of Hardy died April 12, 2006, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. Baldridge was born Dec. 16, 1934, in the Armstrong Community near Hardy. She was the daughter of the late Authur and Nora Young Baldridge. She was married to Jessie Waymon Baldridge at Weaver's Farm near Hardy Sept. 9, 1949...
James W. Nichols (04/20/06)
James W. Nichols, 83, died April 12, 2006, while vacationing in Cherokee Village. He was born April 14, 1922 in LaGrange, Ky., the fourth son of Mr. and Mrs Kirby Nichols. He was preceded in death by his parents; four brothers L.B. Sam, Emil and Bruce; a half-sister, Mattie; and two sons, Philip in 1969 and Kirby in 1984...
Lauren Ella Rutledge (04/20/06)
Lauren Ella Rutledge, age 1, of Cherokee Village died April 7, 2006, at Fulton County Hospital in Salem, Ark. She was the daughter of John Rutledge of Ozark Acres and Casey Elliott Rutledge of Cherokee Village. She is also survived by her sisters, Christina Rutledge and Hailey Rutledge of Cherokee Village, and brothers, David Rutledge and Evan Rutledge of Cherokee Village...
Sharen Ilene Meinzer (04/20/06)
Sharen Ilene Meinzer, of Gepp, Ark., daughter of Elsie Emaline Moore and the late Earl Cleo Moore, was born Nov. 13, 1950, in Kansas City, Mo. She died April 8, 2006, at her home in Gepp at the age of 55. She was a loving mother and grandmother. She worked as a ward clerk for the Fulton County Hospital...
Cledis Wessley Rash (04/20/06)
Cledis Wessley, Rash, of Salem, son of the late Harry Lee and Audrey May Hanvey Rash, was born Sept. 12, 1935, in Black Rock, Ark. He died April 10, 2006, at his home in Salem at the age of 70 years. He was united in marriage to Marie Gorretti Worley on June 30, 1956, at Mesa, Ariz., and to this union five children were born. He was a farmer and a member of Saddle Baptist Church...
W. C. "Bill" Brown (04/20/06)
W. C. "Bill" Brown, 55, of Batesville, died April 9, 2006, in Batesville. Born May 18, 1950, in Batesville, he was the son of Rupert C. and Winnie Lee Meachum Brown. He graduated from Batesville High School. He attended college at ASU in Jonesboro...
Gaylord R. Steffen (04/20/06)
Garylord R. Steffen, 83, of Glencoe, Ark., died April 5, 2006, at Eaglecrest Nursing and Rehab in Ash Flat. He was born in El Roy, Wis., the son of Robert O. Steffen and Lena Hillestad Steffen. He was a graduate of Iowa State University and was employed by Engineering Supply Co. He also was the owner of Lindsey Soft Water, and was a greeter at Wal-Mart...
Clara Wilburn (04/20/06)
Clara Wilburn died April 13, 2006, at National Health Care in West Plains at the age of 91. She was born Feb. 20, 1915, in Couch, Mo., the daughter of the late William and Ida Staggs Oliver. She was united in marriage April 25, 1946, in Couch to Clinton Wilburn who preceded her in death Aug. 7, 1974...
Robert "Bob" Gilstrap (04/20/06)
Robert Garland "Bob" Gilstrap died April 4, 2006, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Desoto in South Haven, Miss. He was born in Salem, Ark., on Jan. 6, 1932, son of the late Robert Bernie and Tressie Lafevers Gilstrap. He graduated from Salem High School and from the University of Arkansas with a bachelor's degree in business. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War and an executive with Southwestern Bell...
Elton Wayne Hollis (04/20/06)
Elton Wayne Hollis, 71, of Alton, was born Oct. 8, 1934, in Oregon County, Mo., and died Feb. 17, 2006, at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains. Survivors include two sons, Randy Wayne Hollis of Granite City, Ill., and Mike DeWayne Hollis of St. Peters, Mo.; one daughter, Vickie Lynn Johnson of Alton; one sister, Frances Hollis of Alton; three brothers, Elbert and Kenneth Hollis of Alton and Waif Hollis of Independence, Mo.; 10 grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; one great-grandchild; one stepgreat-grandchild; and numbers other relatives and friends.. ...
Evaline Anita Wilcox (04/20/06)
Evaline Anita Wilcox, 72, of Alton was born Nov. 18, 1933, in Alton. She died April 7, 2006, at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains. Survivors include two daughters, Brenda Bettis and husband Ed of Alton and Caroline Conner and husband Dale of Osceola, Mo.; two sons, Charles Wilcox and friend Tammy Rudd, and Daniel Bettis and friend Linda Agers all of Alton; three sisters, Patsy Hahn and husband Gary of Bland, Mo., Kathy Ridenhour and husband Gary of Belle, Mo., and Sally Sisco and husband DeWayne of West Plains; six brothers, Boyd Bates, Floyd Bates and wife Carol, Mac Bates and wife Tina, Danny Bates and wife Judy, Joe Bates and wife Kay, all of Alton and Richard Bates of West Plains; 10 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; numerous stepchildren and stepgrandchildren; and other relatives and friends.. ...
Gusta Mae Sikes (04/20/06)
Gusta Mae Sikes, 74, of French Village, Mo., was born April 14, 1931, in Thayer, Mo., the daughter of Wayman and Effie Jane Rodgers McGhee. She died April 12, 2006 at her residence. She attended Goose Creek Baptist Church. Survivors include her husband, Billy Gene Sikes of French Village; a daughter, Diane Moore of French Village; two sons, Ron Sikes and wife, Jeannie of Hillsboro and Robert Sikes and wife Karen of Steelville; nine grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and a brother, Rathellee McGhee of Couch.. ...
Deloris June Willis (04/20/06)
Deloris June Willis died April 14, 2006, at her home in Mammoth Spring at the age of 69. She was born Oct. 26, 1936, in Clinton County, Iowa, the daughter of the late Charles Edward and Olivine Green Hartson. She was united in marriage Nov. 19, 1955, in Davenport, Iowa, to Charles Willis...
Landen Xavior Ray (04/20/06)
William L. Ray Jr. and Megan Nicole Ray announce the birth of their son, Landen Xavior Ray, on April 8, 2006, at St. John's Regional Health Center in Springfield. He weighed 4 pounds, 5 ounces and was born at 9:16 p.m.
Alex Cade Vandiver (04/20/06)
Johnnie and Jodie Vandiver Jr. of Thayer are the parents of a baby boy, Alex Cade. He was born at 4:37 p.m. April 11, 2006, at Ozarks Medical Center. He weighed 7 pounds, 7 1/2 ounces, and was 20 1/2 inches long. His siblings are MaKayla, 7, and Terry, 4. Grandparents are Bob and Kathryn McMillian of Camp, Rose Vandiver of Koshkonong and Johnnie and Tammy Vandiver of Brandsville...
Teralyn Renee Bettis (04/20/06)
Phillip and Charlotte Bettis of Alton are the parents of a baby girl, Teralyn Renee. She was born at 8:53 a.m. April 11, 2006, at Ozarks Medical Center. She weighed 6 pounds, 2 1/2 ounces, and was 19 inches long. Her siblings are David, Daniel and Dana. Grandparents are Ronna Conner and Helen Bettis, both of Alton; Dale and Caroline Conner of Osceola and the late Arthur Bettis...
Alex Cade Vandiver (04/20/06)
Johnnie and Jodie Vandiver Jr. of Thayer are the parents of a baby boy, Alex Cade. He was born at 4:37 p.m. April 11, 2006, at Ozarks Medical Center. He weighed 7 pounds, 7 1/2 ounces, and was 20 1/2 inches long. His siblings are MaKayla, 7, and Terry, 4. Grandparents are Bob and Kathryn McMillian of Camp, Rose Vandiver of Koshkonong and Johnnie and Tammy Vandiver of Brandsville...
Teralyn Renee Bettis (04/20/06)
Phillip and Charlotte Bettis of Alton are the parents of a baby girl, Teralyn Renee. She was born at 8:53 a.m. April 11, 2006, at Ozarks Medical Center. She weighed 6 pounds, 2 1/2 ounces, and was 19 inches long. Her siblings are David, Daniel and Dana. Grandparents are Ronna Conner and Helen Bettis, both of Alton; Dale and Caroline Conner of Osceola and the late Arthur Bettis...
Landen Xavior Ray (04/20/06)
William L. Ray Jr. and Megan Nicole Ray announce the birth of their son, Landen Xavior Ray, on April 8, 2006, at St. John's Regional Health Center in Springfield. He weighed 4 pounds, 5 ounces and was born at 9:16 p.m.
Kerr, Ray announce wedding plans (04/20/06)
Howard D. and Elaine Kerr of Bentonville and Rev. Herbert Lynn and Jo Ray of Springdale announce the engagement of their children, Whitney Leigh Kerr and John Herbert Ray. The bride-elect is a graduate of Oklahoma State University with a bachelor's degree in psychology and a dual master's in counseling and personnel. She is employed as a customer forecast and replenishment planner for Unilever...
Gage, Alexander plan May wedding (04/20/06)
James and Mitzi Moore of Van Buren and Thomas Gage of Fort Smith announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Alicia Nichole Gage, to Eric Lane Alexander. Eric is the son of Louise Alexander and the late Harvey Alexander, and the grandson of Betty Jo and Noel Willison of Mammoth Spring and the late Denver (Deny) Dunn...
Kerr, Ray announce wedding plans (04/20/06)
Howard D. and Elaine Kerr of Bentonville and Rev. Herbert Lynn and Jo Ray of Springdale announce the engagement of their children, Whitney Leigh Kerr and John Herbert Ray. The bride-elect is a graduate of Oklahoma State University with a bachelor's degree in psychology and a dual master's in counseling and personnel. She is employed as a customer forecast and replenishment planner for Unilever...
Gage, Alexander plan May wedding (04/20/06)
James and Mitzi Moore of Van Buren and Thomas Gage of Fort Smith announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Alicia Nichole Gage, to Eric Lane Alexander. Eric is the son of Louise Alexander and the late Harvey Alexander, and the grandson of Betty Jo and Noel Willison of Mammoth Spring and the late Denver (Deny) Dunn...
Boldly Going Nowhere (04/20/06)
In January of 1966, there were 215,000 American soldiers involved in a skirmish called the Vietnam Conflict and lots of GIs were coming home in body bags. In his State of the Union Address, President Johnson declared that the U.S. should increase troop strength and remain in Vietnam until the Communist aggression ended...
Boldly Going Nowhere (04/20/06)
In January of 1966, there were 215,000 American soldiers involved in a skirmish called the Vietnam Conflict and lots of GIs were coming home in body bags. In his State of the Union Address, President Johnson declared that the U.S. should increase troop strength and remain in Vietnam until the Communist aggression ended...