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Stories from Thursday, August 3, 2006

Couch prepares for new school year (08/03/06)
MYRTLE -- Couch School will open the 2006-2007 school year Aug. 14 at 8:06 a.m. with a full day of classes, dismissing at 2:54 p.m. Registration dates are: Aug. 3 -- 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. New students register in all grades. Students in grades seven and eight will receive schedules the first day of school. Students in grades 7-12 are required to pay a $10 book deposit on Aug. 14...
Fulton County Fair turns 86 years old (08/03/06)
The Fulton County Fair will open Aug. 8 at the Fulton County Fairgrounds, Highway 62 west in Salem. The fair is celebrating 86 years and will offer new exhibits and events this year. The fair will run through Aug. 12 and will provide five days of family fun, entertainment and education...
Caring hands (08/03/06)
KUWAIT -- Two weeks after graduating from Mammoth Spring High School, Christina Armstead joined the U.S. Air Force. That was May 27, 2003, and she has never looked back. Armstead serves as a medical technician assigned to the 386th Air Expeditionary Wing in Kuwait. She is permanently assigned to the 375th Medical Group at Scott Air Force Base, Ill...
Salem woman escapes fire (08/03/06)
A Salem woman who wanted to be a traveling nurse had a brush with death July 27 in Utah after dropping from a burning building's third-story window. Vicki Rhodes, 50, of Salem woke up to what she thought was someone knocking on the door of her condo in Sandy, Utah, according to her mother Pat Crouch. As she went to answer the door she noticed smoke coming into the apartment from underneath it. When she opened the door she was greeted by a hallway full of fire, Crouch said...
Voters to decide race (08/03/06)
OREGON COUNTY -- Primary election day in Missouri is Aug. 8. Oregon County Clerk Gary Hensley said polls will open at 6 a.m. and close at 7 p.m. The only contested local race on the Democratic ballot will be for Oregon County treasurer. Oregon County Treasurer Laurel Johnson is challenged in the primary by Kim Hollis. There are no Republicans or Libertarians in this race. The winner Aug. 8 will go to the November election unopposed...
Tax levy increase on Aug. 8 ballot (08/03/06)
KOSHKONONG -- Koshkonong School Superintendent Steve Morgan and the board of education in the Oregon-Howell School District are asking the voters of the school district to pass a tax levy increase on the Aug. 8 ballot. Morgan said a proposed 78-cent increase in the current $2.75 tax levy would generate more funding. He said this would allow the school to redistribute school funds without costing taxpayers more than they pay now...
Trial to begin (08/03/06)
"I killed my best friend," were the words uttered by 17-year-old Stephen Smith as he sat in the back seat of a police car May 25, 2005. The events of that day would change not only his life but everyone connected to him and the 14-year-old boy who was killed...
Williford woman dies in wreck (08/03/06)
A two-vehicle wreck July 28 claimed the life of a Williford woman and shut down traffic on Highway 63 for about an hour, said Arkansas State Trooper Seth Higginbottom. The wreck occurred at 1:13 p.m. just north of the clock shop near Bowman Hill, Higginbottom said...
Ward joins clinic at Salem (08/03/06)
Tammy Ward of Thayer was recently certified as a nurse practitioner and will be joining the staff of Dr. David Kauffman in Salem, Ark. Ward is a 1978 graduate of Thayer High School and received her registered nursing degree from Missouri State University in West Plains. Ward has worked at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains in the emergency room, Air Evac and emergency nursing. As an RN she also taught clinical instruction at MSU for three years...
Little Big Town to perform concert at Ozarka College (08/03/06)
Ozarka College will host Nashville up-and-comers Little Big Town Sept. 7 at the John E. Miller Auditorium on its Melbourne Campus. The tickets will be on sale starting Aug. 7 at the Ozarka campuses in Ash Flat and Melbourne. Little Big Town, which includes Cherokee Village native Phillip Sweet on guitar and vocals, is an Academy of Country Music and Country Music Television nominated group. ...
Sex offender moves to Wiseman (08/03/06)
A level 3 sex offender has moved into the Wiseman area, according to authorities. Richard "Rick" or "Ric" Raymond Andis, 56, who resides on Highway 354 in Wiseman, was convicted of two counts of indecency with a child, contact in the second degree. Authorities said Andis had sexual contact with an 8-year-old and 10-year-old girl...
Two charged in copper theft (08/03/06)
THAYER -- Two Thayer men have been charged with felony stealing after admitting to stealing copper from Hometown Energy in Thayer, according to authorities. Ricky Gipson, 27, of Thayer and Paul Needles, 20, also of Thayer were charged with felony stealing last week...
WHOPPER TOMATOES: (08/03/06)
WHOPPER TOMATOES: This is the second year Thayer resident Violet Kirby has raised German tomatoes. She bought the plants from Riverbend Nursery.
Health conscious beauties ... (08/03/06)
WATER AEROBICS: People from all over the county who took advantage of the Oregon County Health Department's water aerobics program in July at the Thayer Swimming Pool are, back row, from left: Don Pimpental, Lavelle Austin, Clyda Herborld and Oretia Daugherty; middle row: Betty Sorenson, Ema Wrenfrow, Glenda Orahood and Opel Johnson; front row: Vicki Bunzel, Darlene Rogers and Pat Wynn...
Spic-and-span ... (08/03/06)
EXCELLENCE: The kitchen crew of Fun and Friends Senior Citizen Center in Thayer received a certificate of excellence for a clean kitchen after an inspection from the health department. The certificate was presented by Nutrition Project Director Sherry Walters and Southwest Missouri Office on Aging Director Dorothy Knowels. The kitchen crew are, from left: La Donna Waller, head cook; Sunshine Jacubowski, assistant cook; Glinda Browning...
Electrifying ... (08/03/06)
more power: Electric crews with North Arkansas Electric Cooperative string a new line across Highway 412. The new lines will be able to handle more power and be more reliable than the current lines, said a spokesman. The new lines will be strung up around the area from Salem to Mammoth Spring. Photo/Price...
Sex offender moves to Wiseman (08/03/06)
A level 3 sex offender has moved into the Wiseman area, according to authorities. Richard "Rick" or "Ric" Raymond Andis, 56, who resides on Highway 354 in Wiseman, was convicted of two counts of indecency with a child, contact in the second degree. Authorities said Andis had sexual contact with an 8-year-old and 10-year-old girl...
Little Big Town to perform concert at Ozarka College (08/03/06)
Ozarka College will host Nashville up-and-comers Little Big Town Sept. 7 at the John E. Miller Auditorium on its Melbourne Campus. The tickets will be on sale starting Aug. 7 at the Ozarka campuses in Ash Flat and Melbourne. Little Big Town, which includes Cherokee Village native Phillip Sweet on guitar and vocals, is an Academy of Country Music and Country Music Television nominated group. ...
Couch prepares for new school year (08/03/06)
MYRTLE -- Couch School will open the 2006-2007 school year Aug. 14 at 8:06 a.m. with a full day of classes, dismissing at 2:54 p.m. Registration dates are: Aug. 3 -- 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. New students register in all grades. Students in grades seven and eight will receive schedules the first day of school. Students in grades 7-12 are required to pay a $10 book deposit on Aug. 14...
Two charged in copper theft (08/03/06)
THAYER -- Two Thayer men have been charged with felony stealing after admitting to stealing copper from Hometown Energy in Thayer, according to authorities. Ricky Gipson, 27, of Thayer and Paul Needles, 20, also of Thayer were charged with felony stealing last week...
Ward joins clinic at Salem (08/03/06)
Tammy Ward of Thayer was recently certified as a nurse practitioner and will be joining the staff of Dr. David Kauffman in Salem, Ark. Ward is a 1978 graduate of Thayer High School and received her registered nursing degree from Missouri State University in West Plains. Ward has worked at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains in the emergency room, Air Evac and emergency nursing. As an RN she also taught clinical instruction at MSU for three years...
Salem woman escapes fire (08/03/06)
A Salem woman who wanted to be a traveling nurse had a brush with death July 27 in Utah after dropping from a burning building's third-story window. Vicki Rhodes, 50, of Salem woke up to what she thought was someone knocking on the door of her condo in Sandy, Utah, according to her mother Pat Crouch. As she went to answer the door she noticed smoke coming into the apartment from underneath it. When she opened the door she was greeted by a hallway full of fire, Crouch said...
Caring hands (08/03/06)
KUWAIT -- Two weeks after graduating from Mammoth Spring High School, Christina Armstead joined the U.S. Air Force. That was May 27, 2003, and she has never looked back. Armstead serves as a medical technician assigned to the 386th Air Expeditionary Wing in Kuwait. She is permanently assigned to the 375th Medical Group at Scott Air Force Base, Ill...
Spic-and-span ... (08/03/06)
EXCELLENCE: The kitchen crew of Fun and Friends Senior Citizen Center in Thayer received a certificate of excellence for a clean kitchen after an inspection from the health department. The certificate was presented by Nutrition Project Director Sherry Walters and Southwest Missouri Office on Aging Director Dorothy Knowels. The kitchen crew are, from left: La Donna Waller, head cook; Sunshine Jacubowski, assistant cook; Glinda Browning...
Electrifying ... (08/03/06)
more power: Electric crews with North Arkansas Electric Cooperative string a new line across Highway 412. The new lines will be able to handle more power and be more reliable than the current lines, said a spokesman. The new lines will be strung up around the area from Salem to Mammoth Spring. Photo/Price...
Health conscious beauties ... (08/03/06)
WATER AEROBICS: People from all over the county who took advantage of the Oregon County Health Department's water aerobics program in July at the Thayer Swimming Pool are, back row, from left: Don Pimpental, Lavelle Austin, Clyda Herborld and Oretia Daugherty; middle row: Betty Sorenson, Ema Wrenfrow, Glenda Orahood and Opel Johnson; front row: Vicki Bunzel, Darlene Rogers and Pat Wynn...
WHOPPER TOMATOES: (08/03/06)
WHOPPER TOMATOES: This is the second year Thayer resident Violet Kirby has raised German tomatoes. She bought the plants from Riverbend Nursery.
Trial to begin (08/03/06)
"I killed my best friend," were the words uttered by 17-year-old Stephen Smith as he sat in the back seat of a police car May 25, 2005. The events of that day would change not only his life but everyone connected to him and the 14-year-old boy who was killed...
Tax levy increase on Aug. 8 ballot (08/03/06)
KOSHKONONG -- Koshkonong School Superintendent Steve Morgan and the board of education in the Oregon-Howell School District are asking the voters of the school district to pass a tax levy increase on the Aug. 8 ballot. Morgan said a proposed 78-cent increase in the current $2.75 tax levy would generate more funding. He said this would allow the school to redistribute school funds without costing taxpayers more than they pay now...
Voters to decide race (08/03/06)
OREGON COUNTY -- Primary election day in Missouri is Aug. 8. Oregon County Clerk Gary Hensley said polls will open at 6 a.m. and close at 7 p.m. The only contested local race on the Democratic ballot will be for Oregon County treasurer. Oregon County Treasurer Laurel Johnson is challenged in the primary by Kim Hollis. There are no Republicans or Libertarians in this race. The winner Aug. 8 will go to the November election unopposed...
Fulton County Fair turns 86 years old (08/03/06)
The Fulton County Fair will open Aug. 8 at the Fulton County Fairgrounds, Highway 62 west in Salem. The fair is celebrating 86 years and will offer new exhibits and events this year. The fair will run through Aug. 12 and will provide five days of family fun, entertainment and education...
Williford woman dies in wreck (08/03/06)
A two-vehicle wreck July 28 claimed the life of a Williford woman and shut down traffic on Highway 63 for about an hour, said Arkansas State Trooper Seth Higginbottom. The wreck occurred at 1:13 p.m. just north of the clock shop near Bowman Hill, Higginbottom said...
Boyer earns GRI status (08/03/06)
The Arkansas Realtors Association has announced that one of its members, Jill Boyer, was recently awarded the GRI (Graduate, Realtors Institute) designation after successfully completing 90 classroom hours of specific education outlined by the National Association of Realtors...
Hellums completes Army AIT course (08/03/06)
Army Pvt. Michael L. Hellums has graduated from the Power-Generation Equipment Repairer Advanced Individual Training (AIT) course at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Aberdeen, Md. Hellums is the son of Albert and Mary Hellums of Oxford. His wife, Jody, is the daughter of Clyde Jackson and Ruby Jackson, both of Stevensville, Mont...
VFW to hold barbecue dinner (08/03/06)
The Highland VFW 4772 will serve a barbecue pork plate dinner Aug. 6 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The menu will include mashed potatoes with gravy, baked beans, salad bar, garlic bread, dessert and beverage for $7 for adults and $4 for children 5 to 12.
Ochoa completes Marine Boot Camp (08/03/06)
Andrew Ochoa, son of Dan and Judy Ochoa of Viola, 2005 graduate of Viola High School, has successfully completed and graduated from Marine Corps Boot Camp at Parris Island, S.C. Ochoa will continue with his training at Camp LeJeune, N.C. He is planning a career as a U.S. Marine embassy guard and language specialist/interpreter...
Palace Drug has new local owners (08/03/06)
Larry and Angela Burns have purchased historic Palace Drug in Mammoth Spring. The couple lived and worked in Little Rock for the past 10 years and have now realized a longtime dream by becoming owners of Palace Drug and by returning to the town where they were raised...
Boyer earns GRI status (08/03/06)
The Arkansas Realtors Association has announced that one of its members, Jill Boyer, was recently awarded the GRI (Graduate, Realtors Institute) designation after successfully completing 90 classroom hours of specific education outlined by the National Association of Realtors...
Ochoa completes Marine Boot Camp (08/03/06)
Andrew Ochoa, son of Dan and Judy Ochoa of Viola, 2005 graduate of Viola High School, has successfully completed and graduated from Marine Corps Boot Camp at Parris Island, S.C. Ochoa will continue with his training at Camp LeJeune, N.C. He is planning a career as a U.S. Marine embassy guard and language specialist/interpreter...
Palace Drug has new local owners (08/03/06)
Larry and Angela Burns have purchased historic Palace Drug in Mammoth Spring. The couple lived and worked in Little Rock for the past 10 years and have now realized a longtime dream by becoming owners of Palace Drug and by returning to the town where they were raised...
VFW to hold barbecue dinner (08/03/06)
The Highland VFW 4772 will serve a barbecue pork plate dinner Aug. 6 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The menu will include mashed potatoes with gravy, baked beans, salad bar, garlic bread, dessert and beverage for $7 for adults and $4 for children 5 to 12.
Hellums completes Army AIT course (08/03/06)
Army Pvt. Michael L. Hellums has graduated from the Power-Generation Equipment Repairer Advanced Individual Training (AIT) course at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Aberdeen, Md. Hellums is the son of Albert and Mary Hellums of Oxford. His wife, Jody, is the daughter of Clyde Jackson and Ruby Jackson, both of Stevensville, Mont...
Bowhunter education an untapped treasure (08/03/06)
Bowhunters have more than a little in common with Zen masters. They discipline themselves to sit motionless for hours at a time, not swatting when mosquitoes buzz around their ears or flinching when gnats fly up their noses. They learn to move through the autumn woods as silently as ghosts. ...
King a hit at PRO-DAY Team Showcase (08/03/06)
The American team captured the PRO-DAY Gulf Coast Team Showcase championship with a 3-2 win July 9 at the Sportsplex in Orange Beach, Ala., thanks to a bit of help from Highland Rebel standout Kolby King. The American squad, which was composed of high school players from Alabama, Arkansas and Mississippi, played a three-game series against the National team in the three-day event...
Demo Derby on tap in Salem (08/03/06)
A demolition derby will be a part of the 2006 Fulton County Fair again this year. The derby, sponsored by Hills Auto Sales and Salem Auto Supply of Salem, will be held Aug. 11 at the Fairgrounds Arena in Salem. The derby will start at 7:30 p.m. and will pay $900 in prize money...
Bowhunter education an untapped treasure (08/03/06)
Bowhunters have more than a little in common with Zen masters. They discipline themselves to sit motionless for hours at a time, not swatting when mosquitoes buzz around their ears or flinching when gnats fly up their noses. They learn to move through the autumn woods as silently as ghosts. ...
Demo Derby on tap in Salem (08/03/06)
A demolition derby will be a part of the 2006 Fulton County Fair again this year. The derby, sponsored by Hills Auto Sales and Salem Auto Supply of Salem, will be held Aug. 11 at the Fairgrounds Arena in Salem. The derby will start at 7:30 p.m. and will pay $900 in prize money...
King a hit at PRO-DAY Team Showcase (08/03/06)
The American team captured the PRO-DAY Gulf Coast Team Showcase championship with a 3-2 win July 9 at the Sportsplex in Orange Beach, Ala., thanks to a bit of help from Highland Rebel standout Kolby King. The American squad, which was composed of high school players from Alabama, Arkansas and Mississippi, played a three-game series against the National team in the three-day event...
Thedford Higginbotham (08/03/06)
Thedford M. Higginbotham, age 92, of Cave City died July 25, 2006, at the Baptist Medical Center in Little Rock. He was born July 27, 1913, in Alabama. He was a United States veteran and a member of the Cave City Church of Christ. Survivors include his wife, Mabel Higginbotham of Cave City; one daughter, Brenda Wendler of Austin, Texas; one brother, John Higginbotham of Elizabeth; one grandson Cody Long of Austin, Texas; one great-grandson, Noah Long of Austin; several nieces and nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.. ...
John K. Law Jr. (08/03/06)
John K. Law Jr., long time Hardy resident, died July 14, 2006, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. Law, a retired Air Force Staff Sergeant will be buried with full miliary honors in Arlington National Cemetery. Law was awarded the Purple Heart due to wounds received while on assignment with the 8th Air Force and work with the "Back Falcons" special forces...
Homer Lucian Cockrell (08/03/06)
Homer Lucian Cockrell, 62, of Williford, Ark., died July 23, 2006, at Jonesboro, Ark. He was a carpenter. Survivors include his wife Connie of Williford; two sons, Willie Cockrell of Dubois, Penn.; and Bernie Cockrell of Hardy; a daughter, Lisa Day of Mountain View, Ark.; three brothers, Virgil Cockrell of Lepanto, Ark.; Chester Cockrell of McCrory, Ark.; and Willie Cockrell of Texarkana, Ark.; a sister, Dorothy Brown of Judsonia, Ark.; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren...
Teddy James Switzer (08/03/06)
Teddy James Switzer died July 24, 2006, at his home in Independence, Mo., at the age of 57. He was born March 28, 1949, in Peoria, Ill., to Edith E. (Harrison) Switzer and the late Elvin R. Switzer. He was a retired machinist, working for Continental Emsco for several years. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and the outdoors...
Homer "Vern" Phillips (08/03/06)
Homer "Vern" Lavern Phillips was born Oct. 11, 1928, the son of Homer Phillips and Lena Phillips McSpadden in Sidney, Ark. He died July 24, 2006, in Garland, Texas. He married Ernestine Hatfield on June 8, 1952, in Batesville. They had one daughter, Robin Hedstrom of Fort Worth, Texas...
Cynthia Odessa (Grice) Howell (08/03/06)
Cynthia Odessa (Grice) Howell of Salem, daughter of Violet Eveleen (Yates) Grice and the late Homer Alford Grice, was born on Aug. 28, 1953, in Vero Beach, Fla. She died July 22, 2006, at her home in Salem at the age of 52. She was united in marriage to Gerald "Pete" Howell on March 31, 1972, at Pineville, Ark., and to this union three children were born. She was a loving wife and mother. Howell attended the Assembly of God church and worked in child care...
Mary Fay McCullough (08/03/06)
Mary Fay McCullough, 78, of Salem, daughter of the late Hugh and Fay Olga (Richardson) Isbell, was born on Nov. 26, 1927, in Kirbyville, Texas. She died July 26, 2006, in Salem. She was united in marriage to John Raymond McCullough on Jan. 31, 1946 at Vallejo, Calif., and to this union two sons were born. ...
George Edwin Russell (08/03/06)
George Edwin Russell, age 76, of Horseshoe Bend, formally of Springfield, Ill., died July 26 2006, at Baxter Regional Medical Center in Mountain Home. He was on born April 10, 1930, the son of Samuel George and Grace Elizabeth Bickes Russell in Springfield, Ill...
Ruth Cain Bess (08/03/06)
Mrs. Ruth Cain Bess, 76, of Blytheville, Ark., died July 29, 2006, at her home in Blytheville. She was born in Osceola, Ark., the daughter of Charlie and Louise Nelson Cain. She was a lifelong resident of the area, a member of the First Baptist Church and a retired comptroller of the Randall Company...
Willie Mae Frans (08/03/06)
Willie Mae Roberts Frans, 94, of Ash Flat, Ark., died July 24, 2006, at the Fulton County Hospital in Salem, Ark. She was born on Feb. 6, 1912, in Edgemont, Ark., the daughter of the late Barney Roberts and Winnie L. (Mann) Roberts. She was a widow of Jesse J. Frans Sr., who preceded her in death on Jan. 13, 2000...
Jack L. Garnett (08/03/06)
Jack L. Garnett, 81, of Cherokee Village, died July 30, 2006, in Ash Flat. He was a plant engineer for Bendix Corporation. He was also an avid golfer. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. Survivors include his wife, Doris of Cherokee Village; and a sister, Jean Garnett of Wichita, Kan...
Deborah Ann Spears (08/03/06)
Deborah Ann (Turrell) Spears, of Bull Shoals, Ark., daughter of Donald Keith and Dorothy Elizabeth (Wood) Turrell, was born on Oct. 23, 1959, in Kansas City, Mo. She died July 26, 2006, at Hospice of the Ozarks in Mountain Home at the age of 46. Spears was a loving wife and mother. She worked as a hand fabricator for Epoxyn Products and was of the Baptist faith...
Wayne Webb (08/03/06)
Wayne Webb of Salem, son of Jim Webb and Nancy Jones Webb, was born July 13, 1918, in Oxford, Ark. He died July 26, 2006, at White River Medical Center, in Searcy, Ark., at the age of 88. He was united in marriage to Naomi Maguffee on Sept. 1941. To this union one son was born. He was a farmer and a member the Baptist Church...
Chuck Dennis (08/03/06)
Chuck Dennis, age 63, of Horseshoe Bend died July 29, 2006, at the Fulton County Hospital in Salem. He was born on Sept. 1, 1942, the son of Charles and Pauline Czerwinski Dennis in Chicago, Ill. He was a retired police officer, a member of the men's golf league at Turkey Mountain, in the Boating and Fishing Club, a 4th Degree member of the Knights of Columbus and a member of St. Mary of the Mount Catholic Church in Horseshoe Bend...
Chuck Dennis (08/03/06)
Chuck Dennis, age 63, of Horseshoe Bend died July 29, 2006, at the Fulton County Hospital in Salem. He was born on Sept. 1, 1942, the son of Charles and Pauline Czerwinski Dennis in Chicago, Ill. He was a retired police officer, a member of the men's golf league at Turkey Mountain, in the Boating and Fishing Club, a 4th Degree member of the Knights of Columbus and a member of St. Mary of the Mount Catholic Church in Horseshoe Bend...
Jack L. Garnett (08/03/06)
Jack L. Garnett, 81, of Cherokee Village, died July 30, 2006, in Ash Flat. He was a plant engineer for Bendix Corporation. He was also an avid golfer. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. Survivors include his wife, Doris of Cherokee Village; and a sister, Jean Garnett of Wichita, Kan...
John K. Law Jr. (08/03/06)
John K. Law Jr., long time Hardy resident, died July 14, 2006, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. Law, a retired Air Force Staff Sergeant will be buried with full miliary honors in Arlington National Cemetery. Law was awarded the Purple Heart due to wounds received while on assignment with the 8th Air Force and work with the "Back Falcons" special forces...
Willie Mae Frans (08/03/06)
Willie Mae Roberts Frans, 94, of Ash Flat, Ark., died July 24, 2006, at the Fulton County Hospital in Salem, Ark. She was born on Feb. 6, 1912, in Edgemont, Ark., the daughter of the late Barney Roberts and Winnie L. (Mann) Roberts. She was a widow of Jesse J. Frans Sr., who preceded her in death on Jan. 13, 2000...
Mary Fay McCullough (08/03/06)
Mary Fay McCullough, 78, of Salem, daughter of the late Hugh and Fay Olga (Richardson) Isbell, was born on Nov. 26, 1927, in Kirbyville, Texas. She died July 26, 2006, in Salem. She was united in marriage to John Raymond McCullough on Jan. 31, 1946 at Vallejo, Calif., and to this union two sons were born. ...
Ruth Cain Bess (08/03/06)
Mrs. Ruth Cain Bess, 76, of Blytheville, Ark., died July 29, 2006, at her home in Blytheville. She was born in Osceola, Ark., the daughter of Charlie and Louise Nelson Cain. She was a lifelong resident of the area, a member of the First Baptist Church and a retired comptroller of the Randall Company...
George Edwin Russell (08/03/06)
George Edwin Russell, age 76, of Horseshoe Bend, formally of Springfield, Ill., died July 26 2006, at Baxter Regional Medical Center in Mountain Home. He was on born April 10, 1930, the son of Samuel George and Grace Elizabeth Bickes Russell in Springfield, Ill...
Cynthia Odessa (Grice) Howell (08/03/06)
Cynthia Odessa (Grice) Howell of Salem, daughter of Violet Eveleen (Yates) Grice and the late Homer Alford Grice, was born on Aug. 28, 1953, in Vero Beach, Fla. She died July 22, 2006, at her home in Salem at the age of 52. She was united in marriage to Gerald "Pete" Howell on March 31, 1972, at Pineville, Ark., and to this union three children were born. She was a loving wife and mother. Howell attended the Assembly of God church and worked in child care...
Homer "Vern" Phillips (08/03/06)
Homer "Vern" Lavern Phillips was born Oct. 11, 1928, the son of Homer Phillips and Lena Phillips McSpadden in Sidney, Ark. He died July 24, 2006, in Garland, Texas. He married Ernestine Hatfield on June 8, 1952, in Batesville. They had one daughter, Robin Hedstrom of Fort Worth, Texas...
Wayne Webb (08/03/06)
Wayne Webb of Salem, son of Jim Webb and Nancy Jones Webb, was born July 13, 1918, in Oxford, Ark. He died July 26, 2006, at White River Medical Center, in Searcy, Ark., at the age of 88. He was united in marriage to Naomi Maguffee on Sept. 1941. To this union one son was born. He was a farmer and a member the Baptist Church...
Deborah Ann Spears (08/03/06)
Deborah Ann (Turrell) Spears, of Bull Shoals, Ark., daughter of Donald Keith and Dorothy Elizabeth (Wood) Turrell, was born on Oct. 23, 1959, in Kansas City, Mo. She died July 26, 2006, at Hospice of the Ozarks in Mountain Home at the age of 46. Spears was a loving wife and mother. She worked as a hand fabricator for Epoxyn Products and was of the Baptist faith...
Homer Lucian Cockrell (08/03/06)
Homer Lucian Cockrell, 62, of Williford, Ark., died July 23, 2006, at Jonesboro, Ark. He was a carpenter. Survivors include his wife Connie of Williford; two sons, Willie Cockrell of Dubois, Penn.; and Bernie Cockrell of Hardy; a daughter, Lisa Day of Mountain View, Ark.; three brothers, Virgil Cockrell of Lepanto, Ark.; Chester Cockrell of McCrory, Ark.; and Willie Cockrell of Texarkana, Ark.; a sister, Dorothy Brown of Judsonia, Ark.; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren...
Thedford Higginbotham (08/03/06)
Thedford M. Higginbotham, age 92, of Cave City died July 25, 2006, at the Baptist Medical Center in Little Rock. He was born July 27, 1913, in Alabama. He was a United States veteran and a member of the Cave City Church of Christ. Survivors include his wife, Mabel Higginbotham of Cave City; one daughter, Brenda Wendler of Austin, Texas; one brother, John Higginbotham of Elizabeth; one grandson Cody Long of Austin, Texas; one great-grandson, Noah Long of Austin; several nieces and nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.. ...
Teddy James Switzer (08/03/06)
Teddy James Switzer died July 24, 2006, at his home in Independence, Mo., at the age of 57. He was born March 28, 1949, in Peoria, Ill., to Edith E. (Harrison) Switzer and the late Elvin R. Switzer. He was a retired machinist, working for Continental Emsco for several years. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and the outdoors...
Natalie Marie Browning (08/03/06)
Lisa Browning announces the birth of her baby sister, Natalie Marie Browning. She was born June 6, 2006, at Baxter Regional Medical Center in Mountain Home, the daughter of Jeff and Leea Browning of Salem. She weighed 8 pounds, 4 ounces and was 20 inches long...
Thomas A. Gamble III (08/03/06)
Thomas and Sidney Gamble of Franklin are the parents of a baby boy, Thomas A. Gamble III, born July 27, 2006, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. He weighed 5 pounds, 7 ounces. His sibling is Matthew D. Rushin. Grandparents are Sandra Gamble of Hardy, Thomas and Mia Gamble of Memphis and Milt and Randy Blaine of Franklin...
Brooklyn Ann Martin (08/03/06)
Chris and Tiffany Martin of Ash Flat announce the birth of their daughter, Brooklyn Ann Martin. Brooklyn was born at 10:32 p.m. July 8, 2006, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. She weighed 7 pounds, 3 ounces and was 18 3/4 inches long. Grandparents are Denny and Karen Trolinger of Brandsville, Mo., and Jimmy and Nicie Martin of Agnos, Ark...
Thomas A. Gamble III (08/03/06)
Thomas and Sidney Gamble of Franklin are the parents of a baby boy, Thomas A. Gamble III, born July 27, 2006, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. He weighed 5 pounds, 7 ounces. His sibling is Matthew D. Rushin. Grandparents are Sandra Gamble of Hardy, Thomas and Mia Gamble of Memphis and Milt and Randy Blaine of Franklin...
Brooklyn Ann Martin (08/03/06)
Chris and Tiffany Martin of Ash Flat announce the birth of their daughter, Brooklyn Ann Martin. Brooklyn was born at 10:32 p.m. July 8, 2006, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. She weighed 7 pounds, 3 ounces and was 18 3/4 inches long. Grandparents are Denny and Karen Trolinger of Brandsville, Mo., and Jimmy and Nicie Martin of Agnos, Ark...
Natalie Marie Browning (08/03/06)
Lisa Browning announces the birth of her baby sister, Natalie Marie Browning. She was born June 6, 2006, at Baxter Regional Medical Center in Mountain Home, the daughter of Jeff and Leea Browning of Salem. She weighed 8 pounds, 4 ounces and was 20 inches long...
Darks celebrate 60th anniversary (08/03/06)
Harris and Maxine Dark celebrated 60 years of marriage at a family gathering at Riverside Resort in Mammoth Spring. The event was hosted by their children and grandchildren Drs. Rick and Veronica Dark, Susan and Sonny Chaffin, Andrea Chaffin, Christina Pedano and great-grandson Tristan Pedano. Grandson Cederick and wife Amber are stationed in Colorado and were unable to attend...
Darks celebrate 60th anniversary (08/03/06)
Harris and Maxine Dark celebrated 60 years of marriage at a family gathering at Riverside Resort in Mammoth Spring. The event was hosted by their children and grandchildren Drs. Rick and Veronica Dark, Susan and Sonny Chaffin, Andrea Chaffin, Christina Pedano and great-grandson Tristan Pedano. Grandson Cederick and wife Amber are stationed in Colorado and were unable to attend...
Williams, Neal to exchange vows (08/03/06)
Nathaniel David Neal and Natalie Marie Williams, along with their parents and grandparents, announce their engagement and forthcoming marriage. The bride-elect is the daughter of Cheryl Dove from Hubbard, Iowa, and granddaughter of Jim and Lola Williams from Cherokee Village. She is a 2005 graduate of Highland High School and is employed by Meacham's Restaurant in Ash Flat...
Brown, Pointer set wedding plans (08/03/06)
Cassondra Erin Brown and Thomas Patrick Pointer announce their forthcoming marriage on Aug. 19 at 10:30 a.m. at the Victory Free Will Baptist Church in Alton, Mo., with a reception to follow. The bride is the daughter of Junior L. and Sheila Brown of Alton. She is 2003 graduate of South Central Career Center, Licensed Practical Nursing program. Cassie is employed by OMC, Alton Medical Clinic...
Williams, Neal to exchange vows (08/03/06)
Nathaniel David Neal and Natalie Marie Williams, along with their parents and grandparents, announce their engagement and forthcoming marriage. The bride-elect is the daughter of Cheryl Dove from Hubbard, Iowa, and granddaughter of Jim and Lola Williams from Cherokee Village. She is a 2005 graduate of Highland High School and is employed by Meacham's Restaurant in Ash Flat...
Brown, Pointer set wedding plans (08/03/06)
Cassondra Erin Brown and Thomas Patrick Pointer announce their forthcoming marriage on Aug. 19 at 10:30 a.m. at the Victory Free Will Baptist Church in Alton, Mo., with a reception to follow. The bride is the daughter of Junior L. and Sheila Brown of Alton. She is 2003 graduate of South Central Career Center, Licensed Practical Nursing program. Cassie is employed by OMC, Alton Medical Clinic...
Brewers to celebrate 50th anniversary (08/03/06)
Paul Brewer and Cecile Parks were married at the Baptist Church in Salem, Ark., on Aug. 2, 1956. Bro. White, church pastor, conduced the ceremony. Witnesses to the happy event were Roye Scribner and Mary Ethel Sutherland, friends of the couple. The family of Mr and Mrs. Paul Brewer will host a celebration of the couple's 50th wedding anniversary Aug. 5 at 7 p.m. The party will be held at the Brewer home, located three miles north of Thayer on Highway 19...
Brewers to celebrate 50th anniversary (08/03/06)
Paul Brewer and Cecile Parks were married at the Baptist Church in Salem, Ark., on Aug. 2, 1956. Bro. White, church pastor, conduced the ceremony. Witnesses to the happy event were Roye Scribner and Mary Ethel Sutherland, friends of the couple. The family of Mr and Mrs. Paul Brewer will host a celebration of the couple's 50th wedding anniversary Aug. 5 at 7 p.m. The party will be held at the Brewer home, located three miles north of Thayer on Highway 19...
Boldly Going Nowhere (08/03/06)
Over the years, the British have given us cricket, snooker, darts and the American Revolution. Except for the revolution, their contributions to our way of life have been rather boring. Hashing is no exception. In 1938, a bunch of British Army officers in colonial Kuala Lampur, Malaysia, formed a running club called the Hash House Harriers, named after their meeting place, the Selanger Club, nicknamed the "Hash House."...
Boldly Going Nowhere (08/03/06)
Over the years, the British have given us cricket, snooker, darts and the American Revolution. Except for the revolution, their contributions to our way of life have been rather boring. Hashing is no exception. In 1938, a bunch of British Army officers in colonial Kuala Lampur, Malaysia, formed a running club called the Hash House Harriers, named after their meeting place, the Selanger Club, nicknamed the "Hash House."...