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Stories from Thursday, July 13, 2006

Nature programs planned at Grand Gulf (07/13/06)
THAYER -- Grand Gulf State Park will hold two free nature programs July 14. Snakes Alive will be presented at the park at 11 a.m., and at 3 p.m. Birds of Prey will be presented. Common snakes found in the area will be presented in the first program. Live species will be present. Park officials said interesting and useful characteristics of snakes and how to tell the difference between venomous and non-venomous snakes will be featured during the program...
The News offers special subscription rate (07/13/06)
This is the annual saturation issue of The News, sent to every Sharp County residence. The special promotion is designed to showcase The News for residents not already familiar with its content, according to Publisher Janie Flynn. The News, which is delivered each Thursday, is the most complete source of Fulton/Izard/Sharp County news and information...
McGinley begins duties as Extension agent (07/13/06)
There's a new face at the University of Arkansas Extension Agency in Salem -- Brad McGinley, the new Extension agent for Fulton County, who started the job July 5. "I worked in Stone County as an Extension agent for two years. I saw a better opportunity to move up the ladder in Fulton County," Mcginley said...
Wreck sends four to hospitals (07/13/06)
A wreck at the intersection of Highway 62/412 and Liberty Hill Road in Highland July 7 seriously injured two and sent two others to a local hospital, said Highland Police Chief Bea Sharp. The wreck occurred around 12:30 p.m. when Phyllis Jurczyk, 81, pulled her 1996 Plymouth onto the highway from Liberty Hill Road into the path of an eastbound 1998 Saturn driven by Brandy North, 24, of Cherokee Village, Sharp said...
Youth ranches help children in need (07/13/06)
The Arkansas Sheriffs' Youth Ranches are in the midst of a public information campaign designed to help the public understand the Ranch mission. That means clearing up the common misconception that the Ranches exist for reform or rehabilitation of delinquent youth, according to Paul Swymn, director of the Hardy campus, one of five campuses in the state...
Court has busy session (07/13/06)
The man who authorities said they had to bring down with Tazer guns pleaded not guilty to charges of kidnapping and terroristic threatening at Fulton County Circuit Court in the Fulton County Courthouse July 7. Steven McMahill, 29, of Oxford requested a trial by jury. Sixteenth Circuit Judge Tim Weaver scheduled McMahill's pre-trial hearing for Nov. 9, with the jury trial set for Nov. 13-16 at the Fulton County Courthouse...
Ozark Acres teen dies in crash (07/13/06)
A one-car wreck July 4 cost an Ozark Acres man his life. Alan Smolder, 18, died at a Memphis, Tenn., hospital July 5 from injuries he sustained in the crash. The wreck occurred around 7:15 p.m. July 4 on South Summit Ridge in Ozark Acres, said Sharp County Deputy Jesse Wells, who serves the Ozark Acres community...
Back to School Fair is set (07/13/06)
OREGON COUNTY -- A Back to School Fair will be held Aug. 2 for school children in Oregon County. According to Paula Miller, Ozark Action Oregon County community service representative, the program is designed to help low income students in the county in kindergarten through the eighth grade with school supplies the students are required to provide themselves...
Future for baseball park discussed at council meeting (07/13/06)
MAMMOTH SPRING -- The Mammoth Spring Baseball Park was the topic of a public meeting held prior to the Mammoth Spring City Council meeting July 3. The meeting was attended by patrons of Mammoth Spring School, Mammoth Spring Little League and others concerned about the development and future of the Mammoth Spring Baseball Park. The park is located on Highway 9 west of Mammoth Spring and is owned by the city...
Quilters turn talent into ministry (07/13/06)
QUILTERS FOR CHRIST: The Quilters for Christ from the Thayer Free Will Baptist Church are from left: Magan Collins, Christine Collins, Reba Baker, Dawn Taylor, Betty Sorenson, Laverne Clark and Berneice Cantrell. Not pictured are Jeweleene Simpson, Iris Alford, Viola Scallions, Judy Bowers and Betty Robinson...
Newspapers win APA awards (07/13/06)
The Villager Journal and The News won 16 awards, including three first place, in the Arkansas Press Association's Better Newspaper Contests for 2006. The awards were presented June 23 and 24 at the APA annual SuperConvention at the historic Arlington Hotel in Hot Springs...
Absentee ballots ready (07/13/06)
OREGON COUNTY -- Oregon County Clerk Gary Hensley said last week absentee ballots are now available for the Aug. 8 primary election. He said to receive one by mail, an application must be received in his office no later than 4 p.m. Aug 2. He said applying early will make sure the process is done in plenty of time for the ballot to be mailed to the voter and returned to his office by election day...
Lake trail is a walker's paradise (07/13/06)
MAMMOTH SPRING STATE PARK -- The Spring Lake Trail at Mammoth Spring State Park has been renovated, and park officials invite anyone to use the trail. "Exercise has become a routine with many of our park guests. The lake trail at the park is a perfect place for those with the walking bug to come and exercise," said park Assistant Director Glenda Pryor...
Cave City couple charged as con artists (07/13/06)
A woman whose husband was arrested June 29 for allegedly conning people out of money, is now charged herself. Ralphetta Crabtree, 34, of Cave City was charged with one count of theft by deception, a class A misdemeanor, July 3. Her husband, William Crabtree, 29, who already had two charges of theft by deception filed against him in June, was charged with seven more counts, bringing his total to nine, said Cave City Police Chief Vernon Gann...
Sheriff: River party offered an eyeful (07/13/06)
The 4th of July weekend and holiday were quiet for Fulton County law enforcement, according to Fulton County Sheriff Walter Dillinger. That is, except for the nude stage shows. The sheriff's office received a complaint about a property owner at Saddler Falls who put on sexually-explicit shows on a stage, Dillinger said. ...
Firefighters go back to work (07/13/06)
CHRIS WULFF Staff Writer The Highland Fire Department doubled in size at a special council meeting July 10. Seven of 11 firefighters signed a resignation letter June 30. But, after clearing the air with the council, four rescinded their resignations and promised to come back to the department, chalking up the recent bout of hard feelings to miscommunication between the department and the council...
Guiltner to serve as head football coach (07/13/06)
After a false start which led to the premature announcement of a new head football coach, Salem has chosen one of its own to lead the team for the 2006-07 football season. Wayne Guiltner, the current principal of Salem High School, will serve as head football coach this season. Guiltner will coach along with his duties as principal...
Alton woman dies in car crash (07/13/06)
ALTON -- An Alton woman, Beverly A. Simmons, was killed in a one-car accident July 4. The accident occurred at 1:20 p.m. on Highway 19, one mile north of Alton. Sgt. D.D. Finley with Troop G said the 1988 Ford F-150 truck Simmons was driving ran off the right side of the road, she overcorrected, then ran off the left side of the road, hit a mailbox and overturned several times...
ULTIMATE HONOR: (07/13/06)
ULTIMATE HONOR: Highland first responder William J. Thompson, right, accepts a Congressional Record award from Gene Higginbottom, Sen. Mark Pryor's senior field representative, at a ceremony at the fire station June 28. Thompson's heroic efforts Dec. 24, 2005, earned him a spot in American history. Photo/Wulff...
On the job ... (07/13/06)
Setting up: Brad McGinley, the new Extension agent for Fulton County, works on the computer in his new office in the federal building in Salem. McGinley began work as the new county agent on July 5. McGinley and his wife moved to Fulton County from Stone County. See story on page 20. Photo/Price...
Future for baseball park discussed at council meeting (07/13/06)
MAMMOTH SPRING -- The Mammoth Spring Baseball Park was the topic of a public meeting held prior to the Mammoth Spring City Council meeting July 3. The meeting was attended by patrons of Mammoth Spring School, Mammoth Spring Little League and others concerned about the development and future of the Mammoth Spring Baseball Park. The park is located on Highway 9 west of Mammoth Spring and is owned by the city...
Back to School Fair is set (07/13/06)
OREGON COUNTY -- A Back to School Fair will be held Aug. 2 for school children in Oregon County. According to Paula Miller, Ozark Action Oregon County community service representative, the program is designed to help low income students in the county in kindergarten through the eighth grade with school supplies the students are required to provide themselves...
On the job ... (07/13/06)
Setting up: Brad McGinley, the new Extension agent for Fulton County, works on the computer in his new office in the federal building in Salem. McGinley began work as the new county agent on July 5. McGinley and his wife moved to Fulton County from Stone County. See story on page 20. Photo/Price...
Court has busy session (07/13/06)
The man who authorities said they had to bring down with Tazer guns pleaded not guilty to charges of kidnapping and terroristic threatening at Fulton County Circuit Court in the Fulton County Courthouse July 7. Steven McMahill, 29, of Oxford requested a trial by jury. Sixteenth Circuit Judge Tim Weaver scheduled McMahill's pre-trial hearing for Nov. 9, with the jury trial set for Nov. 13-16 at the Fulton County Courthouse...
The News offers special subscription rate (07/13/06)
This is the annual saturation issue of The News, sent to every Sharp County residence. The special promotion is designed to showcase The News for residents not already familiar with its content, according to Publisher Janie Flynn. The News, which is delivered each Thursday, is the most complete source of Fulton/Izard/Sharp County news and information...
Cave City couple charged as con artists (07/13/06)
A woman whose husband was arrested June 29 for allegedly conning people out of money, is now charged herself. Ralphetta Crabtree, 34, of Cave City was charged with one count of theft by deception, a class A misdemeanor, July 3. Her husband, William Crabtree, 29, who already had two charges of theft by deception filed against him in June, was charged with seven more counts, bringing his total to nine, said Cave City Police Chief Vernon Gann...
Ozark Acres teen dies in crash (07/13/06)
A one-car wreck July 4 cost an Ozark Acres man his life. Alan Smolder, 18, died at a Memphis, Tenn., hospital July 5 from injuries he sustained in the crash. The wreck occurred around 7:15 p.m. July 4 on South Summit Ridge in Ozark Acres, said Sharp County Deputy Jesse Wells, who serves the Ozark Acres community...
Guiltner to serve as head football coach (07/13/06)
After a false start which led to the premature announcement of a new head football coach, Salem has chosen one of its own to lead the team for the 2006-07 football season. Wayne Guiltner, the current principal of Salem High School, will serve as head football coach this season. Guiltner will coach along with his duties as principal...
Alton woman dies in car crash (07/13/06)
ALTON -- An Alton woman, Beverly A. Simmons, was killed in a one-car accident July 4. The accident occurred at 1:20 p.m. on Highway 19, one mile north of Alton. Sgt. D.D. Finley with Troop G said the 1988 Ford F-150 truck Simmons was driving ran off the right side of the road, she overcorrected, then ran off the left side of the road, hit a mailbox and overturned several times...
Youth ranches help children in need (07/13/06)
The Arkansas Sheriffs' Youth Ranches are in the midst of a public information campaign designed to help the public understand the Ranch mission. That means clearing up the common misconception that the Ranches exist for reform or rehabilitation of delinquent youth, according to Paul Swymn, director of the Hardy campus, one of five campuses in the state...
Newspapers win APA awards (07/13/06)
The Villager Journal and The News won 16 awards, including three first place, in the Arkansas Press Association's Better Newspaper Contests for 2006. The awards were presented June 23 and 24 at the APA annual SuperConvention at the historic Arlington Hotel in Hot Springs...
Lake trail is a walker's paradise (07/13/06)
MAMMOTH SPRING STATE PARK -- The Spring Lake Trail at Mammoth Spring State Park has been renovated, and park officials invite anyone to use the trail. "Exercise has become a routine with many of our park guests. The lake trail at the park is a perfect place for those with the walking bug to come and exercise," said park Assistant Director Glenda Pryor...
Firefighters go back to work (07/13/06)
CHRIS WULFF Staff Writer The Highland Fire Department doubled in size at a special council meeting July 10. Seven of 11 firefighters signed a resignation letter June 30. But, after clearing the air with the council, four rescinded their resignations and promised to come back to the department, chalking up the recent bout of hard feelings to miscommunication between the department and the council...
Quilters turn talent into ministry (07/13/06)
QUILTERS FOR CHRIST: The Quilters for Christ from the Thayer Free Will Baptist Church are from left: Magan Collins, Christine Collins, Reba Baker, Dawn Taylor, Betty Sorenson, Laverne Clark and Berneice Cantrell. Not pictured are Jeweleene Simpson, Iris Alford, Viola Scallions, Judy Bowers and Betty Robinson...
ULTIMATE HONOR: (07/13/06)
ULTIMATE HONOR: Highland first responder William J. Thompson, right, accepts a Congressional Record award from Gene Higginbottom, Sen. Mark Pryor's senior field representative, at a ceremony at the fire station June 28. Thompson's heroic efforts Dec. 24, 2005, earned him a spot in American history. Photo/Wulff...
Sheriff: River party offered an eyeful (07/13/06)
The 4th of July weekend and holiday were quiet for Fulton County law enforcement, according to Fulton County Sheriff Walter Dillinger. That is, except for the nude stage shows. The sheriff's office received a complaint about a property owner at Saddler Falls who put on sexually-explicit shows on a stage, Dillinger said. ...
McGinley begins duties as Extension agent (07/13/06)
There's a new face at the University of Arkansas Extension Agency in Salem -- Brad McGinley, the new Extension agent for Fulton County, who started the job July 5. "I worked in Stone County as an Extension agent for two years. I saw a better opportunity to move up the ladder in Fulton County," Mcginley said...
Absentee ballots ready (07/13/06)
OREGON COUNTY -- Oregon County Clerk Gary Hensley said last week absentee ballots are now available for the Aug. 8 primary election. He said to receive one by mail, an application must be received in his office no later than 4 p.m. Aug 2. He said applying early will make sure the process is done in plenty of time for the ballot to be mailed to the voter and returned to his office by election day...
Nature programs planned at Grand Gulf (07/13/06)
THAYER -- Grand Gulf State Park will hold two free nature programs July 14. Snakes Alive will be presented at the park at 11 a.m., and at 3 p.m. Birds of Prey will be presented. Common snakes found in the area will be presented in the first program. Live species will be present. Park officials said interesting and useful characteristics of snakes and how to tell the difference between venomous and non-venomous snakes will be featured during the program...
Wreck sends four to hospitals (07/13/06)
A wreck at the intersection of Highway 62/412 and Liberty Hill Road in Highland July 7 seriously injured two and sent two others to a local hospital, said Highland Police Chief Bea Sharp. The wreck occurred around 12:30 p.m. when Phyllis Jurczyk, 81, pulled her 1996 Plymouth onto the highway from Liberty Hill Road into the path of an eastbound 1998 Saturn driven by Brandy North, 24, of Cherokee Village, Sharp said...
Art fair changes locations (07/13/06)
The 6th Annual Arts Fair will be held at a new location this year. It will move from Fountain Place in Cherokee Village to the larger facility of Ozarka College in Ash Flat. Area artists, musicians and authors are invited to apply to participate in the fair to be held Sept. 16 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m...
Beauty pageant seminar set (07/13/06)
Zeta Omicron Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi will sponsor a seminar for girls interested in entering the county fair beauty pageants on July 24 at the Hickinbotham-Miller Building at the Fulton County Fairgrounds. The first part of the seminar is for girls age 12-15 and will be held at 6 p.m. The second session, for girls age 16-21, will be held at 7:30 p.m...
Final performances of "CATS" this weekend at Whistlestop Theater (07/13/06)
The second and final weekend of performances of the famed Broadway musical "CATS" is this weekend at the Whistlestop Theater, Highway 63 South in Mammoth Spring. Repertory Theatre of the Ozarks (RTO) presents "CATS," based on Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats by T.S. Eliot with music by Andrew Lloyd Webber...
Final performances of "CATS" this weekend at Whistlestop Theater (07/13/06)
The second and final weekend of performances of the famed Broadway musical "CATS" is this weekend at the Whistlestop Theater, Highway 63 South in Mammoth Spring. Repertory Theatre of the Ozarks (RTO) presents "CATS," based on Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats by T.S. Eliot with music by Andrew Lloyd Webber...
Art fair changes locations (07/13/06)
The 6th Annual Arts Fair will be held at a new location this year. It will move from Fountain Place in Cherokee Village to the larger facility of Ozarka College in Ash Flat. Area artists, musicians and authors are invited to apply to participate in the fair to be held Sept. 16 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m...
Beauty pageant seminar set (07/13/06)
Zeta Omicron Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi will sponsor a seminar for girls interested in entering the county fair beauty pageants on July 24 at the Hickinbotham-Miller Building at the Fulton County Fairgrounds. The first part of the seminar is for girls age 12-15 and will be held at 6 p.m. The second session, for girls age 16-21, will be held at 7:30 p.m...
Salem hoop campers meet former Razorback Murry (07/13/06)
Former Arkansas Razorback basketball player, and current college referee, Ernie Murry offered words of inspiration during a visit to Salem June 22. Murry took part in Immanuel Baptist's basketball camp in the Dawg Pound on the campus of Salem High School...
Grizzlies to face national champs (07/13/06)
The Missouri State University-West Plains Grizzly basketball team will have their hands full during the 2006-07 season, as they test their skills against the defending national champion and other top 20 programs in their quest for their own national championship...
MSU-WP basketball camp on tap (07/13/06)
Young basketball enthusiasts looking for something to do this summer can make plans to attend the upcoming Grizzly Basketball 2-in-1 Specialty Camp. The four-day camp, which runs July 24-27, focuses on shooting and competition exercises for boys and girls in grades third through 12th, according to Brian Ostermann, head coach of the Missouri State University-West Plains Grizzly basketball team...
Salem hoop campers meet former Razorback Murry (07/13/06)
Former Arkansas Razorback basketball player, and current college referee, Ernie Murry offered words of inspiration during a visit to Salem June 22. Murry took part in Immanuel Baptist's basketball camp in the Dawg Pound on the campus of Salem High School...
Grizzlies to face national champs (07/13/06)
The Missouri State University-West Plains Grizzly basketball team will have their hands full during the 2006-07 season, as they test their skills against the defending national champion and other top 20 programs in their quest for their own national championship...
MSU-WP basketball camp on tap (07/13/06)
Young basketball enthusiasts looking for something to do this summer can make plans to attend the upcoming Grizzly Basketball 2-in-1 Specialty Camp. The four-day camp, which runs July 24-27, focuses on shooting and competition exercises for boys and girls in grades third through 12th, according to Brian Ostermann, head coach of the Missouri State University-West Plains Grizzly basketball team...
Bobby Dale Brison (07/13/06)
Bobby Dale Brison, 65, of Lee's Summit, Mo., died peacefully on July 3, 2006, after a brief yet valiant battle against cancer at the Kansas University Medical Center., Brison was born March 16, 1941, in Viola. Brison dedicated 30 years of service to public education in the state of Missouri. ...
Mary Louis Eulrich (07/13/06)
Mary Louise McRann Eulrich of Cherokee Village died June 26, 2006, at The Hospice House in Mountain Home at the age of 88. She was born Feb. 19, 1918, in Newell, S.D. the daughter of the late Edward Louis and Irma Hattie Briggs McRann. At the age of three, Mary's family moved to Clintonville, Wis., where her parents bought a farm where she lived with her sister and brother. She graduated from Bear Creek High School in 1935...
James Edward Ray Sr. (07/13/06)
James Edward Ray Sr. died July 4, 2006, at his home in Koshkonong at the age of 83. He was born July 22, 1922, in Pratt, Mo., son of the late Walter N. Ray and Edith Rosson Ray. He was united in marriage Nov. 29, 1941, in Kennett, Mo., to Hazel Brazeal...
Mertie Alverta Ninemire (07/13/06)
Mertie Alverta Ninemire died June 15, 2006, at 4:40 p.m. at St. Luke's Hospital. She was born Jan. 27, 1921, in Iuka, Ark. She was the sixth of 10 children born to Mag Nolia and Jake Sanders. She lived most of her childhood and teenage years in Salem with her nine brothers and sisters...
Lively Thornton (07/13/06)
Lively Thornton of Salem, daughter of the late George Daniel Persfull and Ada Elzabeth Vandergriff Persfull, was born May 19, 1908, in Pocahontas, Ark. She died July 2, 2006, at Fulton County Nursing Home in Salem at the age of 98. She was united in marriage to Willie Thornton on March 17, 1926...
Loyal C. Foster (07/13/06)
Loyal C. Foster of Viola, son of the late Anthon and Effie McCandlis Foster, was born Nov. 6, 1924, in rural Viola. He died July 6, 2006, at Baxter Regional Medical Center in Mountain Home at the age of 81. He was united in marriage to Mary Jane Musick on May 2, 1952, at Kansas City, Mo...
Sheila Trusheim (07/13/06)
Sheilah Harris Trusheim, age 53, died at her home in Tampa, Fla., June 17, 2006. She is survived by her longtime companion, Bobby Perez; two sons, Rovert Free and Jonathan Chance Trusheim; one daughter, Vivian Harmony Trusheim, all from Tampa. She is also survived by her parents, Guy and Jean Harris; one brother, Ed Harris; a sister, Cindy Harris Gulledge and husband Chip, and son of Little Rock...
Rose Mary Hughes (07/13/06)
Rose Mary Hughes, daughter of the late Earl James and Bertha Bell Stephens Harber, was born on July 3, 1929, in Viola. She died July 4, at her home in Viola at the age of 77. She was united in marriage to Ken Cotter on Dec. 12, 1951, in Morriston, Ark., and later to Elmer Hughes on Nov. 1, 1981, at Moody, Mo. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother...
Lloyd Wesly Todd (07/13/06)
Lloyd Wesly Todd, 94, of the Ash Flat Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, formerly of Hardy, died July 2, 2006, at the nursing home. He was born Oct. 11, 1911, in Sikeston, Mo., the son of the late John Wesly and Sadie Martin Todd. He was united in marriage Dec. 12, 1930, in Gideon, Mo. to Ruby Beatrice Maloney who preceded him in death on June 2, 1998...
Beverly Ann Simmons (07/13/06)
Beverly Ann Simmons, of Alton, Mo., was born Sept. 10, 1970, and died July 4, 2006, at the age of 35. Survivors include her husband, James Simmons; her parents, Alton and Nancy Self of Antelope, Texas; three daughters, Nancy Simmons, Tiffany Simmons and Annber Simmons all of Alton; three sisters, Shauna, of Santo, Texas, Carolyn Willis of Ardmore, Okla., and Rhonda Borque of Santo; two brothers, David Self of Antelope, and Matthew Self of Oklahoma; and numerous other relatives and friends...
Edward Albert Martin (07/13/06)
Edward Albert Martin died July 3, 2006, at his home in Thayer at the age of 26. He was born Dec. 13, 1979, in Visalia, Calif., to Elaine Waldron Martin and the late Tommy Ray Martin. He was united in marriage May 16, 1999, in Thayer to Patricia Brown...
Mearl R. Mitchener (07/13/06)
Mearl R. Mitchener, 86, of Couch died July 4, 2006, at Des Peres Hospital in St. Louis, Mo. He was born Feb. 9, 1920, in North Vernon, Ind., the son of the late L.W. Mitchener and the late Vara (Hollopeter) Mitchener. He was employed as a electrician by Simpson True Value and was a member of New Salem Church in Couch. He was also a former member of Fairmont Volunteer Fire Department...
Alan Ray Smolder (07/13/06)
Alan Ray Smolder, 18, of Williford, Ark., died July 5, 2006, at the Regional Medical Center in Memphis. He was born July 10, 1987, in Jonesboro, Ark. He graduated from the Williford High School in May. He was a member of the Chess Club while in school and was very active on the Williford Senior Boys Basketball Team...
Joe Dale Bridges (07/13/06)
Joe Dale Bridges of West Plains was born Jan. 26, 1942, and died June 28, 2006, at the age of 64. Survivors inlcue his wife Joanne of the home; his mother, Glenna Bridges of Alton; three daughters, Tina Marie Robertson and husband Mike of Thayer, Sarah Doss and hsuband Rusty of Peace Valley, Mo., and Kandi Worthy and finace Martin Hernandez of West Plains; three sons, Joe Dale Bridges Jr. ...
Flossie York (07/13/06)
Flossie York, a homemaker, died July 7, 2006, at her home in Thayer at the age of 69. She was born March 5, 1937, in Alton, Mo., the daughter of the late Graydon and Nora (Miller) Blankenship. She was united in marriage Nov. 17, 1954, in Thayer to Pressley Mitchell York...
Correction: (07/13/06)
Correction: James Christopher Le Beau, whose obituary appeared in the July 5 edition, was born in 1941, not 1914, as reported.
David Bruce Bostian (07/13/06)
David Bruce Bostian, 57, of Bixby, Okla., died July 1, 2006, at his home. He was born March 23, 1949, at Fayetteville, Ark., the son of David Bostian and Mary Mason Bostian. He was an employee of Oklahoma State University working as superintendent of the Vegetable Research Station in Bixby since 1980. ...
Rose Mary Hughes (07/13/06)
Rose Mary Hughes, daughter of the late Earl James and Bertha Bell Stephens Harber, was born on July 3, 1929, in Viola. She died July 4, at her home in Viola at the age of 77. She was united in marriage to Ken Cotter on Dec. 12, 1951, in Morriston, Ark., and later to Elmer Hughes on Nov. 1, 1981, at Moody, Mo. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother...
Lloyd Wesly Todd (07/13/06)
Lloyd Wesly Todd, 94, of the Ash Flat Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, formerly of Hardy, died July 2, 2006, at the nursing home. He was born Oct. 11, 1911, in Sikeston, Mo., the son of the late John Wesly and Sadie Martin Todd. He was united in marriage Dec. 12, 1930, in Gideon, Mo. to Ruby Beatrice Maloney who preceded him in death on June 2, 1998...
Beverly Ann Simmons (07/13/06)
Beverly Ann Simmons, of Alton, Mo., was born Sept. 10, 1970, and died July 4, 2006, at the age of 35. Survivors include her husband, James Simmons; her parents, Alton and Nancy Self of Antelope, Texas; three daughters, Nancy Simmons, Tiffany Simmons and Annber Simmons all of Alton; three sisters, Shauna, of Santo, Texas, Carolyn Willis of Ardmore, Okla., and Rhonda Borque of Santo; two brothers, David Self of Antelope, and Matthew Self of Oklahoma; and numerous other relatives and friends...
David Bruce Bostian (07/13/06)
David Bruce Bostian, 57, of Bixby, Okla., died July 1, 2006, at his home. He was born March 23, 1949, at Fayetteville, Ark., the son of David Bostian and Mary Mason Bostian. He was an employee of Oklahoma State University working as superintendent of the Vegetable Research Station in Bixby since 1980. ...
James Edward Ray Sr. (07/13/06)
James Edward Ray Sr. died July 4, 2006, at his home in Koshkonong at the age of 83. He was born July 22, 1922, in Pratt, Mo., son of the late Walter N. Ray and Edith Rosson Ray. He was united in marriage Nov. 29, 1941, in Kennett, Mo., to Hazel Brazeal...
Mary Louis Eulrich (07/13/06)
Mary Louise McRann Eulrich of Cherokee Village died June 26, 2006, at The Hospice House in Mountain Home at the age of 88. She was born Feb. 19, 1918, in Newell, S.D. the daughter of the late Edward Louis and Irma Hattie Briggs McRann. At the age of three, Mary's family moved to Clintonville, Wis., where her parents bought a farm where she lived with her sister and brother. She graduated from Bear Creek High School in 1935...
Bobby Dale Brison (07/13/06)
Bobby Dale Brison, 65, of Lee's Summit, Mo., died peacefully on July 3, 2006, after a brief yet valiant battle against cancer at the Kansas University Medical Center., Brison was born March 16, 1941, in Viola. Brison dedicated 30 years of service to public education in the state of Missouri. ...
Lively Thornton (07/13/06)
Lively Thornton of Salem, daughter of the late George Daniel Persfull and Ada Elzabeth Vandergriff Persfull, was born May 19, 1908, in Pocahontas, Ark. She died July 2, 2006, at Fulton County Nursing Home in Salem at the age of 98. She was united in marriage to Willie Thornton on March 17, 1926...
Correction: (07/13/06)
Correction: James Christopher Le Beau, whose obituary appeared in the July 5 edition, was born in 1941, not 1914, as reported.
Sheila Trusheim (07/13/06)
Sheilah Harris Trusheim, age 53, died at her home in Tampa, Fla., June 17, 2006. She is survived by her longtime companion, Bobby Perez; two sons, Rovert Free and Jonathan Chance Trusheim; one daughter, Vivian Harmony Trusheim, all from Tampa. She is also survived by her parents, Guy and Jean Harris; one brother, Ed Harris; a sister, Cindy Harris Gulledge and husband Chip, and son of Little Rock...
Mertie Alverta Ninemire (07/13/06)
Mertie Alverta Ninemire died June 15, 2006, at 4:40 p.m. at St. Luke's Hospital. She was born Jan. 27, 1921, in Iuka, Ark. She was the sixth of 10 children born to Mag Nolia and Jake Sanders. She lived most of her childhood and teenage years in Salem with her nine brothers and sisters...
Edward Albert Martin (07/13/06)
Edward Albert Martin died July 3, 2006, at his home in Thayer at the age of 26. He was born Dec. 13, 1979, in Visalia, Calif., to Elaine Waldron Martin and the late Tommy Ray Martin. He was united in marriage May 16, 1999, in Thayer to Patricia Brown...
Mearl R. Mitchener (07/13/06)
Mearl R. Mitchener, 86, of Couch died July 4, 2006, at Des Peres Hospital in St. Louis, Mo. He was born Feb. 9, 1920, in North Vernon, Ind., the son of the late L.W. Mitchener and the late Vara (Hollopeter) Mitchener. He was employed as a electrician by Simpson True Value and was a member of New Salem Church in Couch. He was also a former member of Fairmont Volunteer Fire Department...
Alan Ray Smolder (07/13/06)
Alan Ray Smolder, 18, of Williford, Ark., died July 5, 2006, at the Regional Medical Center in Memphis. He was born July 10, 1987, in Jonesboro, Ark. He graduated from the Williford High School in May. He was a member of the Chess Club while in school and was very active on the Williford Senior Boys Basketball Team...
Flossie York (07/13/06)
Flossie York, a homemaker, died July 7, 2006, at her home in Thayer at the age of 69. She was born March 5, 1937, in Alton, Mo., the daughter of the late Graydon and Nora (Miller) Blankenship. She was united in marriage Nov. 17, 1954, in Thayer to Pressley Mitchell York...
Joe Dale Bridges (07/13/06)
Joe Dale Bridges of West Plains was born Jan. 26, 1942, and died June 28, 2006, at the age of 64. Survivors inlcue his wife Joanne of the home; his mother, Glenna Bridges of Alton; three daughters, Tina Marie Robertson and husband Mike of Thayer, Sarah Doss and hsuband Rusty of Peace Valley, Mo., and Kandi Worthy and finace Martin Hernandez of West Plains; three sons, Joe Dale Bridges Jr. ...
Loyal C. Foster (07/13/06)
Loyal C. Foster of Viola, son of the late Anthon and Effie McCandlis Foster, was born Nov. 6, 1924, in rural Viola. He died July 6, 2006, at Baxter Regional Medical Center in Mountain Home at the age of 81. He was united in marriage to Mary Jane Musick on May 2, 1952, at Kansas City, Mo...
Erin Natasha McIntire (07/13/06)
Aaron and Jessica McIntire of West Plains are the parents of a baby girl, Erin Natasha. She was born at 7:52 p.m. on June 27, 2006, at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains. She weighed 7 pounds, 5 1/2 ounces and was 20 inches long. Her sibling is Katelynn, 2. Grandparents are Laura Young of Batesville; Faith Hackworth of West Plains; great-grandmother is Beverley Willerd of Thayer; and great-grandfather is Roy Sporgon, Deepwater...
Jaxon Cord Rega (07/13/06)
Jaxon Cord Rega was born May 12, 2006, at St. Mary's Hospital in Rogers, Ark., to Ryan and Willow Rega of Bella Vista. He weighed 8 pounds, 10 ounces, and was 20 inches long. Jaxon was welcomed home by his big brother, Ian, 5. Maternal grandparents are Andy Birdsell of Ash Flat and Wanda Hammet of Rayville, La. ...
Bethany Joy Shields (07/13/06)
John Sr. and Brenda Shields of Hardy announce the birth of their granddaughter, Bethany Joy Shields. She was born May 3, 2006, at 11:28 a.m. at St. Bernard's Medical Center in Jonesboro. She weighed 7 pounds, 13 ounces and was 20-3/4 inches long. Her parents are John Jr. and Brandy Shields of Jonesboro...
Jaxon Cord Rega (07/13/06)
Jaxon Cord Rega was born May 12, 2006, at St. Mary's Hospital in Rogers, Ark., to Ryan and Willow Rega of Bella Vista. He weighed 8 pounds, 10 ounces, and was 20 inches long. Jaxon was welcomed home by his big brother, Ian, 5. Maternal grandparents are Andy Birdsell of Ash Flat and Wanda Hammet of Rayville, La. ...
Bethany Joy Shields (07/13/06)
John Sr. and Brenda Shields of Hardy announce the birth of their granddaughter, Bethany Joy Shields. She was born May 3, 2006, at 11:28 a.m. at St. Bernard's Medical Center in Jonesboro. She weighed 7 pounds, 13 ounces and was 20-3/4 inches long. Her parents are John Jr. and Brandy Shields of Jonesboro...
Erin Natasha McIntire (07/13/06)
Aaron and Jessica McIntire of West Plains are the parents of a baby girl, Erin Natasha. She was born at 7:52 p.m. on June 27, 2006, at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains. She weighed 7 pounds, 5 1/2 ounces and was 20 inches long. Her sibling is Katelynn, 2. Grandparents are Laura Young of Batesville; Faith Hackworth of West Plains; great-grandmother is Beverley Willerd of Thayer; and great-grandfather is Roy Sporgon, Deepwater...
Hilliard, Duran exchange vows (07/13/06)
Terri Lee Hilliard and Gerald Lynn Duran were united in marriage May 2 in an outside ceremony at the home of the bride's grandmother in Cherokee Village. It was attended by family and friends. A barbecue followed the ceremony. The couple will make their home in Jacksonville, Ark., where Duran is a teacher...
Hilliard, Duran exchange vows (07/13/06)
Terri Lee Hilliard and Gerald Lynn Duran were united in marriage May 2 in an outside ceremony at the home of the bride's grandmother in Cherokee Village. It was attended by family and friends. A barbecue followed the ceremony. The couple will make their home in Jacksonville, Ark., where Duran is a teacher...
Hickinbotham, Burke set wedding date (07/13/06)
Mr. and Mrs. Paul Hickinbotham and Mr. and Mrs. Joe Burk announce the forthcoming marriage of their children, Cassi Ranee Hickinbotham and Joey Randall Burk Jr. The bride-elect is a 2004 graduate of Salem High School and is in her third year of college pursuing a degree in elementary education. She is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. J.D. Hodges and Mr. and Mrs. Doil Hickinbotham...
Hickinbotham, Burke set wedding date (07/13/06)
Mr. and Mrs. Paul Hickinbotham and Mr. and Mrs. Joe Burk announce the forthcoming marriage of their children, Cassi Ranee Hickinbotham and Joey Randall Burk Jr. The bride-elect is a 2004 graduate of Salem High School and is in her third year of college pursuing a degree in elementary education. She is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. J.D. Hodges and Mr. and Mrs. Doil Hickinbotham...
Boldly Going Nowhere (07/13/06)
As a member of the University of Minnesota Alumni Association, I receive an alumni magazine every two months. Recently, they published an article about a canoe trip which reminded me of my similar canoe venture. On July 17, 1930, two high school buddies from Minneapolis, Eric Sevareid and Walter Port, boarded their canoe on the Mississippi River, near Minneapolis, and headed south. ...
Boldly Going Nowhere (07/13/06)
As a member of the University of Minnesota Alumni Association, I receive an alumni magazine every two months. Recently, they published an article about a canoe trip which reminded me of my similar canoe venture. On July 17, 1930, two high school buddies from Minneapolis, Eric Sevareid and Walter Port, boarded their canoe on the Mississippi River, near Minneapolis, and headed south. ...