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Stories from Thursday, July 20, 2006

Tempers flare at meeting (07/20/06)
A comment about salaries by a JP brought a heated response from Sheriff Tate Lawrence at the Izard County Quorum Court meeting July 11. JP Clovis Vest said the sheriff's office was over budget for 2006 and that the quorum court was not informed of the pay raises. Vest said it looked like there was a "buddy system" in the county law enforcement system. Vest said he would like to see the sheriff's office use military ranking instead...
Sayle heads to prison; probation revoked (07/20/06)
A Craighead County man will spend the next two years in prison after having his probation revoked. Sixteenth Judicial Circuit Judge Tim Weaver sentenced Marc Lewis Sayle, 34, of Jonesboro to 24 months in a regional punishment facility July 10 at the Fulton County Courthouse...
Breastfeeding encouraged (07/20/06)
OREGON COUNTY -- More mothers in Missouri are breastfeeding their babies, but officials with the Oregon County Health Department are hoping more women in Oregon County will choose breastfeeding and breastfeed longer to give their babies the best start in life...
Stone accepts position at church in Paragould (07/20/06)
MAMMOTH SPRING -- For 17 years Bruce Stone has served as pastor of Mammoth Spring First Baptist Church. He will preach his last sermon at the church July 30. Stone has taken a position as pastor of the Immanuel Baptist Church in Paragould, Ark. He and his wife Judy will be moving and leaving behind a community and a church family that he said is treasured and will be missed...
Ozark snakes ... (07/20/06)
NATURALIST: Missouri Department of Natural Resources naturalist Jenny Tucker and her sister, naturalist Sally Tucker, presented a program on snakes of the Ozarks July 15 at Grand Gulf State Park.
No heat relief here ... (07/20/06)
CLOSED: With summer in its hottest month and area temperatures rising, Salem residents will not be able to go to the swimming pool at the park to cool off for the rest of the season. The Salem City Pool closed for the summer July 12 due to equipment failure, said Salem Mayor Gary Clayton. ...
A new tool ... (07/20/06)
NOT-SO-SECRET WEAPON: Arkansas State Trooper Seth Higginbottom pets his colleague, Rex, outside the Sharp County Courthouse June 28. Rex, a German shepherd, is trained to detect odors of many illegal drugs. Photo/Wulff
Tax increase? (07/20/06)
THAYER -- Residents in the city of Thayer may once again have the opportunity to vote on a half-cent sales tax to fund an economic developer in the near future. Thayer Community Betterment Association (TCBA) board member Dennis Redmon was at the July 11 Thayer City Council meeting to address the council regarding placing the tax on an election ballot in the future. He said the TCBA wants the tax to generate funds to hire an economic developer for the city...
Tazer gun stops suicide (07/20/06)
A man threatening to kill himself with a knife changed his mind after being threatened with a Tazer stungun, according to authorities. Horseshoe Bend Police Officer Jim Griffin arrested Johnny Hodge, 54, of Jackson County at the North Arkansas Lifecare Center on the evening of July 9...
Board accepts bids (07/20/06)
MYRTLE -- Four bids were accepted for services at Couch School when the Couch School Board met July 6. Bids accepted were from Hiland Dairy for dairy products, Sara Lee Bakery for bakery goods, MFA for propane and Stateline Propane and Petroleum for diesel fuel...
Former editor of The News dies (07/20/06)
Max Earl Cates Sr. of Sturkie, former editor of The News, died July 12, 2006, at Fulton County Hospital in Salem at the age of 65. Cates was the only child of the late Virgil Earl Cates and Eva Mae Cavin Cates. He was born Jan. 19, 1941, in Sturkie...
Heavy rains blamed for wrecks in area (07/20/06)
Heavy rains caused a Fulton County deputy to drive off the road on the way to another accident July 10, according to authorities. Fulton County Deputy Jason Martin, 30, of Salem wrecked his 2002 Ford Crown Victoria on the way to an accident on U.S. Highway 62/412 near Viola. The first accident involved Dean Mackley, 47, of Moselle, Miss...
Bairds sentenced (07/20/06)
A former Williford kennel owner will be staying at home for the next six months as part of his punishment for using false records to sell animals to research facilities. Federal Judge J. Leon Holmes sentenced Chester Clinton Baird Jr. to three years probation, which includes the six-month home detention, July 14 at the federal courthouse in Little Rock. Baird, 59, was also ordered to pay a $7,500 fine...
Grants will purchase protective gear and equipment (07/20/06)
GRANTS: Missouri Department of Conservation officials Mack Roberts and Bert Kernodle presented grants to five fire departments in Oregon County July 14. From left are Kernodle, Mark Arnold, Mike Harbor and Norman Todd representing the Thayer VFD; Edgar Wilson from the BB Road VFD; Glen Trantham representing the Rover VFD; Hershel Miller representing the Thomasville VFD, and Roberts. Marcus Reynolds from the Koshkonong VFD is not pictured...
Breastfeeding encouraged (07/20/06)
OREGON COUNTY -- More mothers in Missouri are breastfeeding their babies, but officials with the Oregon County Health Department are hoping more women in Oregon County will choose breastfeeding and breastfeed longer to give their babies the best start in life...
Stone accepts position at church in Paragould (07/20/06)
MAMMOTH SPRING -- For 17 years Bruce Stone has served as pastor of Mammoth Spring First Baptist Church. He will preach his last sermon at the church July 30. Stone has taken a position as pastor of the Immanuel Baptist Church in Paragould, Ark. He and his wife Judy will be moving and leaving behind a community and a church family that he said is treasured and will be missed...
Sayle heads to prison; probation revoked (07/20/06)
A Craighead County man will spend the next two years in prison after having his probation revoked. Sixteenth Judicial Circuit Judge Tim Weaver sentenced Marc Lewis Sayle, 34, of Jonesboro to 24 months in a regional punishment facility July 10 at the Fulton County Courthouse...
Former editor of The News dies (07/20/06)
Max Earl Cates Sr. of Sturkie, former editor of The News, died July 12, 2006, at Fulton County Hospital in Salem at the age of 65. Cates was the only child of the late Virgil Earl Cates and Eva Mae Cavin Cates. He was born Jan. 19, 1941, in Sturkie...
Board accepts bids (07/20/06)
MYRTLE -- Four bids were accepted for services at Couch School when the Couch School Board met July 6. Bids accepted were from Hiland Dairy for dairy products, Sara Lee Bakery for bakery goods, MFA for propane and Stateline Propane and Petroleum for diesel fuel...
Tazer gun stops suicide (07/20/06)
A man threatening to kill himself with a knife changed his mind after being threatened with a Tazer stungun, according to authorities. Horseshoe Bend Police Officer Jim Griffin arrested Johnny Hodge, 54, of Jackson County at the North Arkansas Lifecare Center on the evening of July 9...
Heavy rains blamed for wrecks in area (07/20/06)
Heavy rains caused a Fulton County deputy to drive off the road on the way to another accident July 10, according to authorities. Fulton County Deputy Jason Martin, 30, of Salem wrecked his 2002 Ford Crown Victoria on the way to an accident on U.S. Highway 62/412 near Viola. The first accident involved Dean Mackley, 47, of Moselle, Miss...
Bairds sentenced (07/20/06)
A former Williford kennel owner will be staying at home for the next six months as part of his punishment for using false records to sell animals to research facilities. Federal Judge J. Leon Holmes sentenced Chester Clinton Baird Jr. to three years probation, which includes the six-month home detention, July 14 at the federal courthouse in Little Rock. Baird, 59, was also ordered to pay a $7,500 fine...
A new tool ... (07/20/06)
NOT-SO-SECRET WEAPON: Arkansas State Trooper Seth Higginbottom pets his colleague, Rex, outside the Sharp County Courthouse June 28. Rex, a German shepherd, is trained to detect odors of many illegal drugs. Photo/Wulff
No heat relief here ... (07/20/06)
CLOSED: With summer in its hottest month and area temperatures rising, Salem residents will not be able to go to the swimming pool at the park to cool off for the rest of the season. The Salem City Pool closed for the summer July 12 due to equipment failure, said Salem Mayor Gary Clayton. ...
Tax increase? (07/20/06)
THAYER -- Residents in the city of Thayer may once again have the opportunity to vote on a half-cent sales tax to fund an economic developer in the near future. Thayer Community Betterment Association (TCBA) board member Dennis Redmon was at the July 11 Thayer City Council meeting to address the council regarding placing the tax on an election ballot in the future. He said the TCBA wants the tax to generate funds to hire an economic developer for the city...
Tempers flare at meeting (07/20/06)
A comment about salaries by a JP brought a heated response from Sheriff Tate Lawrence at the Izard County Quorum Court meeting July 11. JP Clovis Vest said the sheriff's office was over budget for 2006 and that the quorum court was not informed of the pay raises. Vest said it looked like there was a "buddy system" in the county law enforcement system. Vest said he would like to see the sheriff's office use military ranking instead...
Grants will purchase protective gear and equipment (07/20/06)
GRANTS: Missouri Department of Conservation officials Mack Roberts and Bert Kernodle presented grants to five fire departments in Oregon County July 14. From left are Kernodle, Mark Arnold, Mike Harbor and Norman Todd representing the Thayer VFD; Edgar Wilson from the BB Road VFD; Glen Trantham representing the Rover VFD; Hershel Miller representing the Thomasville VFD, and Roberts. Marcus Reynolds from the Koshkonong VFD is not pictured...
Ozark snakes ... (07/20/06)
NATURALIST: Missouri Department of Natural Resources naturalist Jenny Tucker and her sister, naturalist Sally Tucker, presented a program on snakes of the Ozarks July 15 at Grand Gulf State Park.
Smith-Sparkman reunion planned (07/20/06)
The Smith-Sparkman family reunion will be held July 16 at the Ash Flat Community Center, next to the city park. Potluck lunch will be at 1 p.m. Friends and family are encouraged to attend.
FIVE GENERATIONS: (07/20/06)
FIVE GENERATIONS: Pat Burk of Camp, great-great-grandmother, holds Jordon Waldron at a recent family gathering. With the pair are from left: Cassidy Waldron, Jordon's mother, Candace Coppinger, grandmother, and Kathy Clark, great-grandmother.
Reception planned at Salem (07/20/06)
A drop-in reception for Jeff and Lisa Polston will be held July 29 at the Salem Senior Citizens Center from 2-4 p.m. The couple were wed May 20 in Eureka Springs. Parents of the bride are Gene and Liz Neal of Byron. Parents of the groom are Gary and the late Doris Polston of Agnos. All family and friends are invited to attend...
Hill, Sprague unite in marriage (07/20/06)
Courtney Elana Hill became the bride of Michael James Sprague in a double ring ceremony solemnized April 8 at Hyde Park Baptist Church in Austin, Texas. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Max Hill of Highland-Hardy. She is the granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. H.C. Blankenship of Blytheville and the late Mr. and Mrs. Virgil Hill of Blytheville...
Hill, Sprague unite in marriage (07/20/06)
Courtney Elana Hill became the bride of Michael James Sprague in a double ring ceremony solemnized April 8 at Hyde Park Baptist Church in Austin, Texas. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Max Hill of Highland-Hardy. She is the granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. H.C. Blankenship of Blytheville and the late Mr. and Mrs. Virgil Hill of Blytheville...
Smith-Sparkman reunion planned (07/20/06)
The Smith-Sparkman family reunion will be held July 16 at the Ash Flat Community Center, next to the city park. Potluck lunch will be at 1 p.m. Friends and family are encouraged to attend.
Reception planned at Salem (07/20/06)
A drop-in reception for Jeff and Lisa Polston will be held July 29 at the Salem Senior Citizens Center from 2-4 p.m. The couple were wed May 20 in Eureka Springs. Parents of the bride are Gene and Liz Neal of Byron. Parents of the groom are Gary and the late Doris Polston of Agnos. All family and friends are invited to attend...
FIVE GENERATIONS: (07/20/06)
FIVE GENERATIONS: Pat Burk of Camp, great-great-grandmother, holds Jordon Waldron at a recent family gathering. With the pair are from left: Cassidy Waldron, Jordon's mother, Candace Coppinger, grandmother, and Kathy Clark, great-grandmother.
Ron Pierce appointed to AGFC (07/20/06)
Call him a plastics man, and Ron Pierce smiles with pride and accomplishment. Pierce, of Mountain Home, was in research and development in the first days of industrial uses of plastics, years before he began a successful business building bass boats...
Nominations sought for Grizzly Hall of Fame (07/20/06)
Nominations are being sought for the fifth class of student-athletes to be inducted into the Grizzly Hall of Fame at Missouri State University-West Plains. Area residents have until Aug. 31 to submit names of past members of the Missouri State-West Plains Grizzly basketball and Lady Grizzly volleyball teams for induction into the hall...
Scramble to benefit Crawford scholarship (07/20/06)
A group of Sharp County businessmen is sponsoring a golf tournament at the Cherokee Village South Golf Course on Aug. 5 to support a scholarship fund created to honor the late Sharp County Judge Harold Crawford. A family friend, Jan Jones of Little Rock, established the scholarship at Ozarka College in Melbourne to carry on Crawford's tradition of helping at-risk youth needing a second chance to receive post high school education or job skills training...
Ron Pierce appointed to AGFC (07/20/06)
Call him a plastics man, and Ron Pierce smiles with pride and accomplishment. Pierce, of Mountain Home, was in research and development in the first days of industrial uses of plastics, years before he began a successful business building bass boats...
Nominations sought for Grizzly Hall of Fame (07/20/06)
Nominations are being sought for the fifth class of student-athletes to be inducted into the Grizzly Hall of Fame at Missouri State University-West Plains. Area residents have until Aug. 31 to submit names of past members of the Missouri State-West Plains Grizzly basketball and Lady Grizzly volleyball teams for induction into the hall...
Scramble to benefit Crawford scholarship (07/20/06)
A group of Sharp County businessmen is sponsoring a golf tournament at the Cherokee Village South Golf Course on Aug. 5 to support a scholarship fund created to honor the late Sharp County Judge Harold Crawford. A family friend, Jan Jones of Little Rock, established the scholarship at Ozarka College in Melbourne to carry on Crawford's tradition of helping at-risk youth needing a second chance to receive post high school education or job skills training...
Frank Edward Stahl (07/20/06)
Frank Edward Stahl, of Chicago, Ill., the son of Bill and Eva Lee Stahl, was born July 27, 1958, in Chicago, Ill. He died June 30, 2006, at Lincoln Park Hospital in Chicago at the age of 47. Survivors are his mother, Eva Lee Wilson of Horseshoe Bend; his sister, Elizabeth Pope of Ash Flat; and a nephew, Billy Pope of Ash Flat...
Johnnie Deatherage (07/20/06)
Johnnie Darrell Deatherage, son of the late Loyd and Effie Mae (Hutson) Deatherage, was born Jan. 18, 1938, in Mitchell, Ark. He died July 8, 2006, at his home in Tecumseh, Mo., at the age of 68. He was united in marriage to Barbara Sue Bales on Oct. 24, 1959...
Kenneth Ray German (07/20/06)
Kenneth Ray German of Paragould, Ark., was born Aug. 16, 1935, and died July 8, 2006, at the age of 70. Survivors include his wife, June (Dodds) German of the home; his mother, Lois (Louis) German; two daughters, Terri Dolittle and husband Mike of Wichita, Kan., and Kirsten German of Wichita; one son, Mark German and wife Usa of Wichita; two stepsons, Matt Troxel and wife Sherrie of Jackson, Mo., and Greg Troxel of Paragould; four grandchildren; six stepgrandchildren; and numerous other relatives and friends.. ...
Beasel Collins (07/20/06)
Beasel Collins of Mammoth Spring, daughter of the late Alberton and Virgie Horned Collins was born June 19, 1922, at Mammoth Spring, Ark. She died at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains at the age of 84. She was a member of the VFW Auxiliary and was of the Pentecostal faith...
Larry Gene Ellison (07/20/06)
Larry Gene Ellison, 56, died July 8, 2006, in Hart County, Ga. He was born Jan. 25, 1950, in Carlinville, Ill., the son of Jack Ellison and the late Anna Lou (Williams) Ellison. He was united in marrige Nov. 25 1971, in Collinsville, Ill., to Deborah Lemonds...
Mickey Keller (07/20/06)
Mickey Keller died July 13, 2006, at Shady Oaks Healthcare in Thayer at the age of 57. She was born Dec. 22, 1948, in Commerce, Okla., to Phyllis Pearl (Kropf) Pulley and the late Fred Charles Pulley. She was a retired veteran of the U.S. Army, as a specialist in data communications, with numerous achievements and award certificates...
William Linson (07/20/06)
William Franklin Linson, 95, died July 8, 2006, at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains. He was born April 9, 1911, in Thayer, the son of the late Albert Linson and Mary Goodwin Linson. He was united in marriage Oct. 17, 1934, in Salem, Ark., to Tressa M. Edwards who preceded him in death on April 19, 1976. He was united in marriage Aug. 6, 1983, in Thayer to Augusta Robinson...
Betty Gay Walker (07/20/06)
Betty Gay Sanders Walker, daughter of the late Ted Sanders and Zela Dockins Sanders of Calico Rock, Ark., was born Jan. 31, 1957, in Calico Rock. She died July 5, 2006, at Calico Rock at the age of 49. Walker was a lifelong resident of Calico Rock. She graduated from Calico Rock High School in 1975...
Vera Opal (Dee Dee) Martin (07/20/06)
Vera Opal (Dee Dee) Martin, of Glencoe, daughter of the late Will Martin and Pearl Massey Martin, was born Jan. 25, 1925, in Glencoe. She died July 15, 2006, at Eaglecreast Nursing Home in Ash Flat at the age of 80. She was a seamstress at Tri-County Shirt Company until she retired. Reirement did not agree with her and she went to work for Fulton County Hospital as a cook and continued there until she retired again. She was a member of the Agnos Church of Christ...
John Kirk Law Jr. (07/20/06)
John Kirk Law Jr., 68, of Hardy, died July 14, 2006, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. Law was born on Oct. 24, 1937, in Troy, N.Y., the son of the late John Kirk Law Sr. and Beatrice (Snow) Law. He was united in marriage to Patricia Buckles on Nov. 15, 1958...
Max Earl Cates Sr. (07/20/06)
Max Earl Cates Sr., 65, of Sturkie, the only child of the late Virgil Earl Cates and Eva Mae Cates was born Jan. 19, 1941, in Sturkie, Ark. He died July 12, 2006, at the Fulton County Hospital in Salem. He was united in marriage to Vivian Eagleman on Aug. 28, 1964 in Leota, Mo. To this union three children were born. He married Judy Coil Alexander on Oct. 29, 1992 in Horseshoe Bend. He was a 1958 graduate of West Plains High School and served in the U.S. Army from 1960 to 1962...
Sylvia Christine Morris (07/20/06)
Sylvia Christine Morris died July 11, 2006, at West Vue Home in West Plains, Mo., at the age of 89. She was born April 28, 1917, in Brandsville, Mo., the daughter of the late Andrew Claude Dotson and Viola Pearl (Woods) Dotson. She was united in marriage on Aug. 29, 1936, in Alton, Mo., to Delbert Chester "Check" Morris who preceded her in death May 11, 1995...
Ona Marie Anderson Billingsley (07/20/06)
Ona Marie Anderson Billingsley age 71, of Glencoe died July 16, 2006, at Mountain Home. She was born Aug. 24, 1934, at Franklin, Ark., the daughter of the late Monroe Albert and Leota Edith Troxler Anderson. She was a beautician and a member of the Franklin Baptist Church...
Claud D. Mosier (07/20/06)
Claud D. Mosier, son of the late Daniel Bell and Mary Ethel (Rose) Mosier, was born Aug. 6, 1920, in Lakeview, Texas. He died July 9, 2006, at his home in Glencoe, Ark. at the age of 85. He was united in marriage to Mary Jacqueline Williams on Sept. 12, 1962, at Memphis, Tenn...
Robert Willard Pringle (07/20/06)
Robert Willard Pringle, 84, of Ash Flat died July 12, 2006, at Baxter Regional Medical Center in Mountain Home. Pringle was born March 27, 1922, in Scranton, Pa., the son of Robert E. Pringle and Mary (Newton) Pringle. He was a veteran of the United States Army having served in the infantry during World War II. He served during the Rome Campaign under General George Patton...
Joe Frommel (07/20/06)
Joe Frommel of Thayer, son of the late Philip Chester and Ethel Gilliam Frommel, was born Sept. 30, 1918, at Thayer, Mo. He died July 10, 2006, at the age of 87. He was a member of Thayer Church of Christ. He was an engineer on the Frisco Railroad. He was a Mason and a member of the American Legion...
Johnnie Deatherage (07/20/06)
Johnnie Darrell Deatherage, son of the late Loyd and Effie Mae (Hutson) Deatherage, was born Jan. 18, 1938, in Mitchell, Ark. He died July 8, 2006, at his home in Tecumseh, Mo., at the age of 68. He was united in marriage to Barbara Sue Bales on Oct. 24, 1959...
Sylvia Christine Morris (07/20/06)
Sylvia Christine Morris died July 11, 2006, at West Vue Home in West Plains, Mo., at the age of 89. She was born April 28, 1917, in Brandsville, Mo., the daughter of the late Andrew Claude Dotson and Viola Pearl (Woods) Dotson. She was united in marriage on Aug. 29, 1936, in Alton, Mo., to Delbert Chester "Check" Morris who preceded her in death May 11, 1995...
Beasel Collins (07/20/06)
Beasel Collins of Mammoth Spring, daughter of the late Alberton and Virgie Horned Collins was born June 19, 1922, at Mammoth Spring, Ark. She died at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains at the age of 84. She was a member of the VFW Auxiliary and was of the Pentecostal faith...
William Linson (07/20/06)
William Franklin Linson, 95, died July 8, 2006, at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains. He was born April 9, 1911, in Thayer, the son of the late Albert Linson and Mary Goodwin Linson. He was united in marriage Oct. 17, 1934, in Salem, Ark., to Tressa M. Edwards who preceded him in death on April 19, 1976. He was united in marriage Aug. 6, 1983, in Thayer to Augusta Robinson...
Betty Gay Walker (07/20/06)
Betty Gay Sanders Walker, daughter of the late Ted Sanders and Zela Dockins Sanders of Calico Rock, Ark., was born Jan. 31, 1957, in Calico Rock. She died July 5, 2006, at Calico Rock at the age of 49. Walker was a lifelong resident of Calico Rock. She graduated from Calico Rock High School in 1975...
Mickey Keller (07/20/06)
Mickey Keller died July 13, 2006, at Shady Oaks Healthcare in Thayer at the age of 57. She was born Dec. 22, 1948, in Commerce, Okla., to Phyllis Pearl (Kropf) Pulley and the late Fred Charles Pulley. She was a retired veteran of the U.S. Army, as a specialist in data communications, with numerous achievements and award certificates...
Vera Opal (Dee Dee) Martin (07/20/06)
Vera Opal (Dee Dee) Martin, of Glencoe, daughter of the late Will Martin and Pearl Massey Martin, was born Jan. 25, 1925, in Glencoe. She died July 15, 2006, at Eaglecreast Nursing Home in Ash Flat at the age of 80. She was a seamstress at Tri-County Shirt Company until she retired. Reirement did not agree with her and she went to work for Fulton County Hospital as a cook and continued there until she retired again. She was a member of the Agnos Church of Christ...
Kenneth Ray German (07/20/06)
Kenneth Ray German of Paragould, Ark., was born Aug. 16, 1935, and died July 8, 2006, at the age of 70. Survivors include his wife, June (Dodds) German of the home; his mother, Lois (Louis) German; two daughters, Terri Dolittle and husband Mike of Wichita, Kan., and Kirsten German of Wichita; one son, Mark German and wife Usa of Wichita; two stepsons, Matt Troxel and wife Sherrie of Jackson, Mo., and Greg Troxel of Paragould; four grandchildren; six stepgrandchildren; and numerous other relatives and friends.. ...
John Kirk Law Jr. (07/20/06)
John Kirk Law Jr., 68, of Hardy, died July 14, 2006, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. Law was born on Oct. 24, 1937, in Troy, N.Y., the son of the late John Kirk Law Sr. and Beatrice (Snow) Law. He was united in marriage to Patricia Buckles on Nov. 15, 1958...
Robert Willard Pringle (07/20/06)
Robert Willard Pringle, 84, of Ash Flat died July 12, 2006, at Baxter Regional Medical Center in Mountain Home. Pringle was born March 27, 1922, in Scranton, Pa., the son of Robert E. Pringle and Mary (Newton) Pringle. He was a veteran of the United States Army having served in the infantry during World War II. He served during the Rome Campaign under General George Patton...
Joe Frommel (07/20/06)
Joe Frommel of Thayer, son of the late Philip Chester and Ethel Gilliam Frommel, was born Sept. 30, 1918, at Thayer, Mo. He died July 10, 2006, at the age of 87. He was a member of Thayer Church of Christ. He was an engineer on the Frisco Railroad. He was a Mason and a member of the American Legion...
Max Earl Cates Sr. (07/20/06)
Max Earl Cates Sr., 65, of Sturkie, the only child of the late Virgil Earl Cates and Eva Mae Cates was born Jan. 19, 1941, in Sturkie, Ark. He died July 12, 2006, at the Fulton County Hospital in Salem. He was united in marriage to Vivian Eagleman on Aug. 28, 1964 in Leota, Mo. To this union three children were born. He married Judy Coil Alexander on Oct. 29, 1992 in Horseshoe Bend. He was a 1958 graduate of West Plains High School and served in the U.S. Army from 1960 to 1962...
Larry Gene Ellison (07/20/06)
Larry Gene Ellison, 56, died July 8, 2006, in Hart County, Ga. He was born Jan. 25, 1950, in Carlinville, Ill., the son of Jack Ellison and the late Anna Lou (Williams) Ellison. He was united in marrige Nov. 25 1971, in Collinsville, Ill., to Deborah Lemonds...
Claud D. Mosier (07/20/06)
Claud D. Mosier, son of the late Daniel Bell and Mary Ethel (Rose) Mosier, was born Aug. 6, 1920, in Lakeview, Texas. He died July 9, 2006, at his home in Glencoe, Ark. at the age of 85. He was united in marriage to Mary Jacqueline Williams on Sept. 12, 1962, at Memphis, Tenn...
Ona Marie Anderson Billingsley (07/20/06)
Ona Marie Anderson Billingsley age 71, of Glencoe died July 16, 2006, at Mountain Home. She was born Aug. 24, 1934, at Franklin, Ark., the daughter of the late Monroe Albert and Leota Edith Troxler Anderson. She was a beautician and a member of the Franklin Baptist Church...
Frank Edward Stahl (07/20/06)
Frank Edward Stahl, of Chicago, Ill., the son of Bill and Eva Lee Stahl, was born July 27, 1958, in Chicago, Ill. He died June 30, 2006, at Lincoln Park Hospital in Chicago at the age of 47. Survivors are his mother, Eva Lee Wilson of Horseshoe Bend; his sister, Elizabeth Pope of Ash Flat; and a nephew, Billy Pope of Ash Flat...
Reasons celebrates 90th birthday (07/20/06)
Agnes Foster Reasons of Independence, Mo., celebrated a 90th birthday recently. The event was hosted by her children, Winston Kerley of Raytown, Mo., Wilma Reasons Villiness of Warsaw, Mo., Irene Kerley Fout of Tyler, Texas, and Noel Reasons of Cosby, Mo...
Shyann Nichole Herring (07/20/06)
Adam and Rachel Herring of West Plains are the parents of a baby girl, Shyann Nichole. She was born at 12:20 a.m. July 6, 2006, at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains. She weighed 6 pounds, 13 ounces and was 19 1/4 inches long. Her siblings are Caleb and Abbigal. Grandparents are Tommy Downen and Bob and Brenda Mock, all of West Plains and Frank and Charlene Herring of Alton...
Ely Jackson Wilson (07/20/06)
Jeremy and Melinda Wilson announce the birth of their son, Ely Jackson. Ely was born June 19, 2006, at 1 a.m. in Mountain Home. He weighed 7 pounds, 3 ounces and was 20.5 inches long. His grandparents are Billy and Jeanie Wilson of Bakersfield, Mo., Jim and Polly Ward of Thayer, and the late Robert "Bob" Sand...
Matthew Joshua Pierce (07/20/06)
Avery Paige Pierce announces the birth of her new baby brother, Matthew Joshua. Matthew was born May 23, 2006, at 7:14 a.m. in Mountain Home. He weighed 6 pounds, 10 ounces and was 19.5 inches long. His parents are Josh and Melissa Pierce. Matthew's grandparents are Steve and Deniece Pierce of Mammoth Spring, Jim and Polly Ward of Thayer and the late Robert "Bob" Sand...
Kailey Breanne Hallmark (07/20/06)
Sheery Rains of Viola announces the birth of her first grandchild. Kailey Breanne Hallmark was born April 26, 2006, at 10 a.m. at St. Bernard's Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro. Her parents are Amber and Rodney Hallmark of Jonesboro. Paternal grandparents are Ruby and Bill Hallmark of Jonesboro and her great-grandfather is J.R. Cotter of Viola...
Kinsey Blair Clark (07/20/06)
Eric and Mandy Clark of Jonesboro announce the birth of their daughter, Kinsey Blair Clark, who was born June 8, 2006, at St. Bernard's Regional Health Center in Jonesboro. She weighed 7 pounds, 14 ounces and was 20-3/4 inches long. Maternal grandparents are Joel and Sue Wheeler of Foley, Ala...
David Ray Justus (07/20/06)
Catherine Justus announces the birth of her brother, David Ray Justus. He was born at 1:24 p.m. on July 7, 2006, at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains. He weighed 11 pounds, 1 ounce and was 20-1/2 inches long. Parents are Stephen and Shelly Justus of Mammoth Spring...
Kailey Breanne Hallmark (07/20/06)
Sheery Rains of Viola announces the birth of her first grandchild. Kailey Breanne Hallmark was born April 26, 2006, at 10 a.m. at St. Bernard's Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro. Her parents are Amber and Rodney Hallmark of Jonesboro. Paternal grandparents are Ruby and Bill Hallmark of Jonesboro and her great-grandfather is J.R. Cotter of Viola...
Kinsey Blair Clark (07/20/06)
Eric and Mandy Clark of Jonesboro announce the birth of their daughter, Kinsey Blair Clark, who was born June 8, 2006, at St. Bernard's Regional Health Center in Jonesboro. She weighed 7 pounds, 14 ounces and was 20-3/4 inches long. Maternal grandparents are Joel and Sue Wheeler of Foley, Ala...
David Ray Justus (07/20/06)
Catherine Justus announces the birth of her brother, David Ray Justus. He was born at 1:24 p.m. on July 7, 2006, at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains. He weighed 11 pounds, 1 ounce and was 20-1/2 inches long. Parents are Stephen and Shelly Justus of Mammoth Spring...
Matthew Joshua Pierce (07/20/06)
Avery Paige Pierce announces the birth of her new baby brother, Matthew Joshua. Matthew was born May 23, 2006, at 7:14 a.m. in Mountain Home. He weighed 6 pounds, 10 ounces and was 19.5 inches long. His parents are Josh and Melissa Pierce. Matthew's grandparents are Steve and Deniece Pierce of Mammoth Spring, Jim and Polly Ward of Thayer and the late Robert "Bob" Sand...
Shyann Nichole Herring (07/20/06)
Adam and Rachel Herring of West Plains are the parents of a baby girl, Shyann Nichole. She was born at 12:20 a.m. July 6, 2006, at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains. She weighed 6 pounds, 13 ounces and was 19 1/4 inches long. Her siblings are Caleb and Abbigal. Grandparents are Tommy Downen and Bob and Brenda Mock, all of West Plains and Frank and Charlene Herring of Alton...
Ely Jackson Wilson (07/20/06)
Jeremy and Melinda Wilson announce the birth of their son, Ely Jackson. Ely was born June 19, 2006, at 1 a.m. in Mountain Home. He weighed 7 pounds, 3 ounces and was 20.5 inches long. His grandparents are Billy and Jeanie Wilson of Bakersfield, Mo., Jim and Polly Ward of Thayer, and the late Robert "Bob" Sand...
Reasons celebrates 90th birthday (07/20/06)
Agnes Foster Reasons of Independence, Mo., celebrated a 90th birthday recently. The event was hosted by her children, Winston Kerley of Raytown, Mo., Wilma Reasons Villiness of Warsaw, Mo., Irene Kerley Fout of Tyler, Texas, and Noel Reasons of Cosby, Mo...
Gray, Melton wed (07/20/06)
Duane Melton and Tara Gray were married May 20 at Williams Chapel at the College of the Ozarks at Point Lookout, Mo. Tara, the daughter of Don and Mary Gray of Alton, is a 2001 graduate of Alton High School and 2005 graduate of College of the Ozarks...
Gray, Melton wed (07/20/06)
Duane Melton and Tara Gray were married May 20 at Williams Chapel at the College of the Ozarks at Point Lookout, Mo. Tara, the daughter of Don and Mary Gray of Alton, is a 2001 graduate of Alton High School and 2005 graduate of College of the Ozarks...
Criss, Heck to wed (07/20/06)
Rev. and Mrs. Douglas Criss of DeWitt announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Sara Elizabeth, to Michael Vincent Heck, son of Mr. and Mrs. William Heck of Greenwood. The future bride is the granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. ...
Criss, Heck to wed (07/20/06)
Rev. and Mrs. Douglas Criss of DeWitt announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Sara Elizabeth, to Michael Vincent Heck, son of Mr. and Mrs. William Heck of Greenwood. The future bride is the granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. ...
Married 55 years (07/20/06)
Wayne and Lovie Guffey of Mammoth Spring celebrated their 55th anniversary with a guided tour to the "Emerald Isle" -- Ireland. They spent nine days exploring and experiencing the wonders of Ireland. They were united in marriage July 7, 1951, at the home of Lovie Hertzler at Thayer. ...
Married 55 years (07/20/06)
Wayne and Lovie Guffey of Mammoth Spring celebrated their 55th anniversary with a guided tour to the "Emerald Isle" -- Ireland. They spent nine days exploring and experiencing the wonders of Ireland. They were united in marriage July 7, 1951, at the home of Lovie Hertzler at Thayer. ...
Boldly Going Nowhere (07/20/06)
We live in a world of rules made by men in suits and neckties. Free-spirited weirdoes have difficulty coping with the nonsense of conformity and have an overwhelming desire for self-expression, the weirder the better. In 1986, a small group of free-spirited weirdoes burned an 8-foot-tall wooden structure of a man on Baker Beach in San Francisco, a city famous for free-spiritedness. ...
Boldly Going Nowhere (07/20/06)
We live in a world of rules made by men in suits and neckties. Free-spirited weirdoes have difficulty coping with the nonsense of conformity and have an overwhelming desire for self-expression, the weirder the better. In 1986, a small group of free-spirited weirdoes burned an 8-foot-tall wooden structure of a man on Baker Beach in San Francisco, a city famous for free-spiritedness. ...