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Stories from Thursday, August 24, 2006

Mammoth Spring gearing up (08/24/06)
MAMMOTH SPRING -- Solemn Ole Judge Day will be celebrated Sept. 2 at Mammoth Spring with a full schedule of activities planned. The Mammoth Spring Chamber of Commerce annually sponsors the festival. The festival celebrates the fact that Mammoth Spring was the inspiration for the Grand Ole Opry...
Mammoth Council prohibits open alcohol containers (08/24/06)
MAMMOTH SPRING -- The Mammoth Spring City Council passed two ordinances at their meeting Aug. 7. The first ordinance prohibits the use of jake breaks in the Mammoth Spring city limits. The council voted to impose a $100 fine on persons in violation of the ordinance. The new ordinance will go into effect when the jake brakes signs are posted at the city limits...
Richmond named CEO at Community Medical Center of Calico Rock (08/24/06)
Angela Richmond of Viola has been named president and chief executive officer of Community Medical Center of Izard County, succeeding co-administrators Dr. Meryl Grasse and Genna Nave. Richmond, a national speaker on the healthcare circuit and previous director of finance for Ozarks Medical Center, brings over 25 years of business experience to the center. She received a master of business administration degree from Missouri State University. She and her husband Terry have a son and a daughter...
Honeycutt resigns from Couch School Board (08/24/06)
MYRTLE -- The Couch School Board accepted the resignation of board member Steve Honeycutt at their Aug. 10 school board meeting. Honeycutt said he is moving out of the district. The board discussed filling the position and voted to set a deadline for accepting letters of interest on Sept. ...
Will nursing home be sold? (08/24/06)
Voters will determine if selling the former Sharp Nursing Home in Sidney is the right move for the county. At the Aug. 14 Sharp County Quorum Court meeting JPs voted unanimously to approve the third reading of an ordinance calling for the vote. The first two readings took place during the July meeting. Registered county voters will cast their vote Nov. 7...
Parking restrictions passed (08/24/06)
THAYER -- The Thayer City Council at their Aug. 8 meeting, voted to add ordinance 996 to city records. The ordinance restricts the parking of large tractor-trailers near intersections in town because in the past the trucks have blocked traffic. The council voted to restrict parking in the parking lot south of the Thayer Police Station to Dillard Insurance to customers in the businesses in the area...
Races develop in county (08/24/06)
MAMMOTH SPRING -- Filings for school board, alderman and mayor at Mammoth Spring ended Aug. 9. The school board election will be held in the Mammoth Spring School District Sept. 19 School district patrons will vote at the Mammoth Spring Fire Station, located on First Street, between 7:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m...
Gun and knife show planned (08/24/06)
ALTON -- The BB Road Volunteer Fire Department will hold a gun and knife show Aug. 26-27 at the old Ledgerwood Building located on Highway 160 at Alton. The show will be open Aug. 26 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Aug. 27 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The show is open to the public. Admission is $3 for adults, and children 12 years old and younger will be admitted free if accompanied by an adult...
Proper care is important (08/24/06)
Medicare accommodates a reasonable amount of diagnostic work, according to Glen Heggie, researcher at the University of Missouri-Columbia. However, most people do not take advantage of preventive services for a variety of reasons, he said. "In rural areas, people often don't come in for medical evaluation until they can no longer perform tasks. ...
Arkansas Board places schools on probation (08/24/06)
The Arkansas Board of Education has placed two Sharp County schools on probation for failure to meet state standards. "It means these schools have failed to meet all the standards the board of education requires for them to be fully accredited," said Julie Johnson Thompson, director of communication for the board of education...
McDaniel says he's pro-2nd Amendment (08/24/06)
Arkansas attorney general candidate Dustin McDaniel, a Democrat, said accusations that he is not 2nd Amendment friendly are not true. "Gunner (DeLay) can't shoot straight on the issue," McDaniel said in an Aug. 13 interview at the Areawide Media office in Salem...
Meth discovered hidden in suspect's sock (08/24/06)
After alluding authorities in Stone County, Gary Dale Cline, 45, of Calico Rock was stopped by an Izard County deputy upon entering Izard County. Cline had on his possession a white powdery type substance which field tested positive as methamphetamine, according to authorities. Deputy Jeff Shenhan discovered the substance in Cline's sock...
The Tall Pines: A tribute to my father (08/24/06)
Last year George D. Hay's daughter, Margaret Hay, provided the following tribute to long-time local country music promoter Bob Ross. In a 1936 review of his professional life, my father spoke of believing in hunches from the moment he succeeded in becoming a reporter for the Commercial Appeal in Memphis to the naming of the Grand Ole Opry in 1925. ...
Missouri residents charged with copper theft (08/24/06)
The Fulton County Sheriff's Office arrested three Missouri men Aug. 7 after they allegedly sold stolen copper wire at a local recycling facility. Dusty Lee Rhoades, 18, of Farmington, Mo., and Tyler James Hunter, 19, and Gary Dennis Holtz Jr., 19, of Bourbon, Mo., are charged with stealing copper sheets from a company in Sullivan, Mo., and selling it for $3,318.40 at the 62 Recycling Center...
Mammoth Spring Schools working to fix minor errors (08/24/06)
MAMMOTH SPRING -- Mammoth Spring High School was one of the 63 schools placed on probation Aug. 14 by the Arkansas State Board of Education. The department put four school districts and 63 schools on probation for violating accreditation requirements during the 2005-06 school...
Internet stalking charge filed (08/24/06)
A Calico Rock man is facing charges for allegedly stalking what he believed to be a 13-year-old girl on the Internet, according to authorities. Saline County deputies arrested Kevin Jones, 30, as part of an Aug. 9 sting to catch Internet predators. Jones drove from Calico Rock to Benton to meet a 13-year-old girl who he believed to be home alone, said Captain Jason Massey of the Saline County Sheriff's Department...
Emergency help (08/24/06)
CLEANUP: Oregon County has been added to the July 21 declaration of emergency. The county will receive funds to help pay for cleanup efforts from the storm that produced straight-line winds up to 80 mph. Photo/Sisk Lawrence OREGON COUNTY -- Oregon County has been added to President Bush's July 21 declaration of emergency for the state of Missouri...
Worker struck by car in construction zone (08/24/06)
A Mountain Home man is in the hospital after being struck by a car near Viola Aug. 17, according to authorities. Amanda Cooley, 25, of Mountain Home struck John A. Ragland, 32, with her 1988 Honda Passport as he crossed Highway 62, authorities said. Ragland was part of the King's Ready Mix crew working on expanding the highway for the state, said Fulton County Deputy James Cantrell...
GRADUATES: (08/24/06)
GRADUATES: The first graduates of the Associate of Applied Science in Respiratory Therapy degree program received their pins during a special pinning ceremony Aug. 11 in the Melton Hall auditorium on the Missouri State University-West Plains campus. ...
A new year ... (08/24/06)
SCHOOL DAYS: Mammoth Spring Elementary kindergarten teacher Kathy Bowers introduces her students to a welcome-to-school song Aug. 21. Mammoth Spring School started Monday. All schools in the area are now back in session.
First first-day ... (08/24/06)
Photo/Wulff PREPARATION: Faith Hester stands beside her mother, Joella, and her 15-month-old brother, Kyler, and listens intently to Meg Barnes, who informs the Hesters of what kindergarten testing entails. Classes and kindergarten testing began Aug. 21 at Cherokee Elementary School. Faith had her first day of school Aug. 22...
Races develop in county (08/24/06)
MAMMOTH SPRING -- Filings for school board, alderman and mayor at Mammoth Spring ended Aug. 9. The school board election will be held in the Mammoth Spring School District Sept. 19 School district patrons will vote at the Mammoth Spring Fire Station, located on First Street, between 7:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m...
Gun and knife show planned (08/24/06)
ALTON -- The BB Road Volunteer Fire Department will hold a gun and knife show Aug. 26-27 at the old Ledgerwood Building located on Highway 160 at Alton. The show will be open Aug. 26 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Aug. 27 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The show is open to the public. Admission is $3 for adults, and children 12 years old and younger will be admitted free if accompanied by an adult...
Proper care is important (08/24/06)
Medicare accommodates a reasonable amount of diagnostic work, according to Glen Heggie, researcher at the University of Missouri-Columbia. However, most people do not take advantage of preventive services for a variety of reasons, he said. "In rural areas, people often don't come in for medical evaluation until they can no longer perform tasks. ...
Arkansas Board places schools on probation (08/24/06)
The Arkansas Board of Education has placed two Sharp County schools on probation for failure to meet state standards. "It means these schools have failed to meet all the standards the board of education requires for them to be fully accredited," said Julie Johnson Thompson, director of communication for the board of education...
Emergency help (08/24/06)
CLEANUP: Oregon County has been added to the July 21 declaration of emergency. The county will receive funds to help pay for cleanup efforts from the storm that produced straight-line winds up to 80 mph. Photo/Sisk Lawrence OREGON COUNTY -- Oregon County has been added to President Bush's July 21 declaration of emergency for the state of Missouri...
Parking restrictions passed (08/24/06)
THAYER -- The Thayer City Council at their Aug. 8 meeting, voted to add ordinance 996 to city records. The ordinance restricts the parking of large tractor-trailers near intersections in town because in the past the trucks have blocked traffic. The council voted to restrict parking in the parking lot south of the Thayer Police Station to Dillard Insurance to customers in the businesses in the area...
Will nursing home be sold? (08/24/06)
Voters will determine if selling the former Sharp Nursing Home in Sidney is the right move for the county. At the Aug. 14 Sharp County Quorum Court meeting JPs voted unanimously to approve the third reading of an ordinance calling for the vote. The first two readings took place during the July meeting. Registered county voters will cast their vote Nov. 7...
Honeycutt resigns from Couch School Board (08/24/06)
MYRTLE -- The Couch School Board accepted the resignation of board member Steve Honeycutt at their Aug. 10 school board meeting. Honeycutt said he is moving out of the district. The board discussed filling the position and voted to set a deadline for accepting letters of interest on Sept. ...
First first-day ... (08/24/06)
Photo/Wulff PREPARATION: Faith Hester stands beside her mother, Joella, and her 15-month-old brother, Kyler, and listens intently to Meg Barnes, who informs the Hesters of what kindergarten testing entails. Classes and kindergarten testing began Aug. 21 at Cherokee Elementary School. Faith had her first day of school Aug. 22...
A new year ... (08/24/06)
SCHOOL DAYS: Mammoth Spring Elementary kindergarten teacher Kathy Bowers introduces her students to a welcome-to-school song Aug. 21. Mammoth Spring School started Monday. All schools in the area are now back in session.
GRADUATES: (08/24/06)
GRADUATES: The first graduates of the Associate of Applied Science in Respiratory Therapy degree program received their pins during a special pinning ceremony Aug. 11 in the Melton Hall auditorium on the Missouri State University-West Plains campus. ...
Worker struck by car in construction zone (08/24/06)
A Mountain Home man is in the hospital after being struck by a car near Viola Aug. 17, according to authorities. Amanda Cooley, 25, of Mountain Home struck John A. Ragland, 32, with her 1988 Honda Passport as he crossed Highway 62, authorities said. Ragland was part of the King's Ready Mix crew working on expanding the highway for the state, said Fulton County Deputy James Cantrell...
Internet stalking charge filed (08/24/06)
A Calico Rock man is facing charges for allegedly stalking what he believed to be a 13-year-old girl on the Internet, according to authorities. Saline County deputies arrested Kevin Jones, 30, as part of an Aug. 9 sting to catch Internet predators. Jones drove from Calico Rock to Benton to meet a 13-year-old girl who he believed to be home alone, said Captain Jason Massey of the Saline County Sheriff's Department...
Mammoth Spring Schools working to fix minor errors (08/24/06)
MAMMOTH SPRING -- Mammoth Spring High School was one of the 63 schools placed on probation Aug. 14 by the Arkansas State Board of Education. The department put four school districts and 63 schools on probation for violating accreditation requirements during the 2005-06 school...
Missouri residents charged with copper theft (08/24/06)
The Fulton County Sheriff's Office arrested three Missouri men Aug. 7 after they allegedly sold stolen copper wire at a local recycling facility. Dusty Lee Rhoades, 18, of Farmington, Mo., and Tyler James Hunter, 19, and Gary Dennis Holtz Jr., 19, of Bourbon, Mo., are charged with stealing copper sheets from a company in Sullivan, Mo., and selling it for $3,318.40 at the 62 Recycling Center...
The Tall Pines: A tribute to my father (08/24/06)
Last year George D. Hay's daughter, Margaret Hay, provided the following tribute to long-time local country music promoter Bob Ross. In a 1936 review of his professional life, my father spoke of believing in hunches from the moment he succeeded in becoming a reporter for the Commercial Appeal in Memphis to the naming of the Grand Ole Opry in 1925. ...
Meth discovered hidden in suspect's sock (08/24/06)
After alluding authorities in Stone County, Gary Dale Cline, 45, of Calico Rock was stopped by an Izard County deputy upon entering Izard County. Cline had on his possession a white powdery type substance which field tested positive as methamphetamine, according to authorities. Deputy Jeff Shenhan discovered the substance in Cline's sock...
Mammoth Council prohibits open alcohol containers (08/24/06)
MAMMOTH SPRING -- The Mammoth Spring City Council passed two ordinances at their meeting Aug. 7. The first ordinance prohibits the use of jake breaks in the Mammoth Spring city limits. The council voted to impose a $100 fine on persons in violation of the ordinance. The new ordinance will go into effect when the jake brakes signs are posted at the city limits...
Richmond named CEO at Community Medical Center of Calico Rock (08/24/06)
Angela Richmond of Viola has been named president and chief executive officer of Community Medical Center of Izard County, succeeding co-administrators Dr. Meryl Grasse and Genna Nave. Richmond, a national speaker on the healthcare circuit and previous director of finance for Ozarks Medical Center, brings over 25 years of business experience to the center. She received a master of business administration degree from Missouri State University. She and her husband Terry have a son and a daughter...
McDaniel says he's pro-2nd Amendment (08/24/06)
Arkansas attorney general candidate Dustin McDaniel, a Democrat, said accusations that he is not 2nd Amendment friendly are not true. "Gunner (DeLay) can't shoot straight on the issue," McDaniel said in an Aug. 13 interview at the Areawide Media office in Salem...
Mammoth Spring gearing up (08/24/06)
MAMMOTH SPRING -- Solemn Ole Judge Day will be celebrated Sept. 2 at Mammoth Spring with a full schedule of activities planned. The Mammoth Spring Chamber of Commerce annually sponsors the festival. The festival celebrates the fact that Mammoth Spring was the inspiration for the Grand Ole Opry...
Bead retreat planned (08/24/06)
Arkansas Bead Cave 7, a three-day bead retreat sponsored by the Home Chapter of the Arkansas Bead Society, will be held Sept. 29 through Oct. 1 at the upper level of Michelle's at Turkey Mountain overlooking the Turkey Mountain Golf Course in Horseshoe Bend...
Veterans Memorial fundraiser planned (08/24/06)
An American Veterans Memorial Fund Extravaganza is planned for Sept. 16 at Omaha Center in Cherokee Village. Festivities will begin at 6 p.m. and will center around a western theme. Those attending are encouraged to dress in western attire. Prizes will be given for the best cowboy/cowgirl outfit...
Sidney yard sales set (08/24/06)
The Sidney annual citywide yard sale is scheduled for Sept. 9, the second Saturday. If it rains that day, those who wish to may set up in the fire station where restrooms will also be available. More participation is expected this year. Direct any questions to 283-6623 or 283-6482...
FIVE GENERATIONS: (08/24/06)
FIVE GENERATIONS: Agnes Reasons and Winston Kerley were born and raised in Elizabeth and still have many friends and family there. Winston is in Salem and Elizabeth often hunting and fishing as well as visiting family and friends. His late wife Betty Shrable's family still lives in the area and he is with them often. Gathering recently were: Agnes Kerley Reasons, 90 years old, Winston Kerley, Debbie Kerley Wahlen, Jeff Wahlen and Aliyah Wahlen (infant)...
FIVE GENERATIONS: (08/24/06)
FIVE GENERATIONS: Dorothy Badgero (seated right), daughter of the late Noel "Dude" and Beulah Russell of Hardy, great-great-grandma; her daughter, Carolyn Simpson (standing), great-grandma; her son, Greg Simpson, grandpa; his daughter, Ashley Simpson (seated left), mom; and her son, Trent Simpson (seated center) all currently reside in South Bend, Ind...
Smith, Barker set wedding date (08/24/06)
Stephanie Barker of Salem and Jake Smith of Heart announce their upcoming wedding Sept. 2 at 11 a.m. at the home of Dustin and Amy Hall (509 Indian Trail Road, Glencoe, Ark.). Stephanie Barker is the daughter of Steve Barker and Rhonda Koelling of Salem and the granddaughter of Rodney and Hazel Barker of Salem and Lonnie and Bonita Koelling of Mammoth Spring...
Veterans Memorial fundraiser planned (08/24/06)
An American Veterans Memorial Fund Extravaganza is planned for Sept. 16 at Omaha Center in Cherokee Village. Festivities will begin at 6 p.m. and will center around a western theme. Those attending are encouraged to dress in western attire. Prizes will be given for the best cowboy/cowgirl outfit...
FIVE GENERATIONS: (08/24/06)
FIVE GENERATIONS: Agnes Reasons and Winston Kerley were born and raised in Elizabeth and still have many friends and family there. Winston is in Salem and Elizabeth often hunting and fishing as well as visiting family and friends. His late wife Betty Shrable's family still lives in the area and he is with them often. Gathering recently were: Agnes Kerley Reasons, 90 years old, Winston Kerley, Debbie Kerley Wahlen, Jeff Wahlen and Aliyah Wahlen (infant)...
Bead retreat planned (08/24/06)
Arkansas Bead Cave 7, a three-day bead retreat sponsored by the Home Chapter of the Arkansas Bead Society, will be held Sept. 29 through Oct. 1 at the upper level of Michelle's at Turkey Mountain overlooking the Turkey Mountain Golf Course in Horseshoe Bend...
Sidney yard sales set (08/24/06)
The Sidney annual citywide yard sale is scheduled for Sept. 9, the second Saturday. If it rains that day, those who wish to may set up in the fire station where restrooms will also be available. More participation is expected this year. Direct any questions to 283-6623 or 283-6482...
FIVE GENERATIONS: (08/24/06)
FIVE GENERATIONS: Dorothy Badgero (seated right), daughter of the late Noel "Dude" and Beulah Russell of Hardy, great-great-grandma; her daughter, Carolyn Simpson (standing), great-grandma; her son, Greg Simpson, grandpa; his daughter, Ashley Simpson (seated left), mom; and her son, Trent Simpson (seated center) all currently reside in South Bend, Ind...
Smith, Barker set wedding date (08/24/06)
Stephanie Barker of Salem and Jake Smith of Heart announce their upcoming wedding Sept. 2 at 11 a.m. at the home of Dustin and Amy Hall (509 Indian Trail Road, Glencoe, Ark.). Stephanie Barker is the daughter of Steve Barker and Rhonda Koelling of Salem and the granddaughter of Rodney and Hazel Barker of Salem and Lonnie and Bonita Koelling of Mammoth Spring...
Matheny keeps on slingin' ringers (08/24/06)
While the wide world of sports is always a feast for the eyes, no matter what the sport, it can also be a virtual feast for the ears as well. Go ahead. Close your eyes and listen to some of the most distinctive sounds sure to paint vivid pictures in the mind...
Ward, Clark, Hawkins part of new golf team (08/24/06)
Golfers from area high schools now have the opportunity to compete at the collegiate level locally after they graduate, thanks to a new organization at Missouri State University-West Plains. The Missouri State-West Plains club golf team was formed this summer with six former area high school standouts, including Thayer Bobcat greats Brett Ward, M.J. ...
Great American Bull Riding heads to Salem (08/24/06)
The S&G Rodeo Series Great American Bull Riding is coming to Salem Aug. 26 at the fairgrounds in Salem off Highway 62-412. Start time for the rodeo is 7 p.m. Proceeds will go to the Salem High School Senior Lock-in. There will be added prize money of $500 for the Great American Bull Riding event, with a $200 purse for open barrel racing, and another $200 for team roping...
Matheny keeps on slingin' ringers (08/24/06)
While the wide world of sports is always a feast for the eyes, no matter what the sport, it can also be a virtual feast for the ears as well. Go ahead. Close your eyes and listen to some of the most distinctive sounds sure to paint vivid pictures in the mind...
Ward, Clark, Hawkins part of new golf team (08/24/06)
Golfers from area high schools now have the opportunity to compete at the collegiate level locally after they graduate, thanks to a new organization at Missouri State University-West Plains. The Missouri State-West Plains club golf team was formed this summer with six former area high school standouts, including Thayer Bobcat greats Brett Ward, M.J. ...
Great American Bull Riding heads to Salem (08/24/06)
The S&G Rodeo Series Great American Bull Riding is coming to Salem Aug. 26 at the fairgrounds in Salem off Highway 62-412. Start time for the rodeo is 7 p.m. Proceeds will go to the Salem High School Senior Lock-in. There will be added prize money of $500 for the Great American Bull Riding event, with a $200 purse for open barrel racing, and another $200 for team roping...
Georgia Lee Cochran (08/24/06)
Georgia Lee Cochran of Salem, Ark., daughter of the late James Lee Rains and Goldie Ann Webb Rains, was born Sept. 29, 1924, in Atlanta, Ga. She died Aug. 14, 2006, at Fulton County Hospital in Salem at the age of 81. She was united in marriage to L. ...
Virginia Frealy Combs (08/24/06)
Virginia Frealy Combs of Dyersburg, Tenn., daughter of the late Creasy and Oscar Decker, was born Aug. 4, 1925, at Moko, Ark., and died Aug. 15, 2006, at the home of her daughter, Mabel Paschal, in Jackson, Tenn., at the age of 81. On April 14, 1943, she was united in marriage at West Plains, Mo., to James Austin Frealy, who preceded her in death Feb. 19, 1979...
Lois Erma Brashers (08/24/06)
Lois Erma Jean Jones Brashers, 69, of Cave City died Aug. 19, 2006, at her home. She was born on Nov. 13, 1936, at Bethesda, Ark., to Geneva Griffin and Marvin Jones. She was raised by a loving aunt and uncle, Lena and Harry Rowlett. She was retired from Cave City Schools, was a Christian and a member of Liberty Full Gospel Church...
Jeanette Beach (08/24/06)
Jeanette Beach, age 34, of Williford, Ark., was born April 28, 1972, in Liberty, N.Y., and died July 28, 2006. Survivors include her mother, Joan Vanginhoven of New York; her father, Brian Beach of Pennsylvania; two sisters, Lynette Mills and husband Alan of Thayer, Billie Jo Vanginhoven; one brother, Richard Vanginhoven of Illinois; two children, Nolle and Billy Martin all of Mammoth Spring; her fiance, David Herron of Williford; and one half-brother, Brian Beach II of Pennsylvania...
Anne E. Theurer (08/24/06)
Anne E. Theurer, 82, of Cave City died Aug. 16, 2006, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. She was born Sept. 15, 1923, at Muskegon, Mich., the daughter of Harold J. and Carolyn (Keene) Craig. She retired from Sparrow Hospital in Lansing, Mich., and was of the Protestant faith...
Dessie Wooldridge (08/24/06)
Dessie Wooldridge, age 97, of Cave City died Aug. 17, 2006, at the Cave City Nursing Home. She was born Jan. 18, 1909 at Emery, Ark., the daughter of the late Emery Ely and Nancy Ethel (Runsick) Rodgers. She was a homemaker and a member of the Cave City Church of Christ...
Craig Joseph Dunbar (08/24/06)
Craig Joseph Dunbar, 41, of Hardy, died Aug. 17, 2006 at his home. He was a 2nd class petty officer of the U.S. Coast Guard serving from 1985-1990. After an honorable discharge, he owned and operated Timberwolf Tree Service in Hardy before retiring to pursue his love of music...
Owen Leon Coffel Sr. (08/24/06)
Owen Leon Coffel Sr., a retired factory worker, died Aug. 17, 2006, in West Plains, Mo., at the age of 90. He was born Feb. 27, 1916, in Senath, Mo., the son of James David Coffel and Florence Ford Coffel. He was united in marriage Sept. 24, 1937, in Green County, Ark., to Eva England...
Timothy "Todd" Lyons (08/24/06)
Timothy "Todd" Lyons, formerly of Ash Flat, died Aug. 12, 2006, in Las Vegas, Nev., after falling off a moving van while helping friends move. Born July 27, 1979, in Gainesville, Ga., he was the son of Sam and Karen Lyons. Survivors include his mother, Karen of Flemington, Mo., a brother, Chris of Arkansas; his maternal grandmother, Dorothy St. John of Horseshoe Bend; and many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends...
Owen Leon Coffel Sr. (08/24/06)
Owen Leon Coffel Sr., a retired factory worker, died Aug. 17, 2006, in West Plains, Mo., at the age of 90. He was born Feb. 27, 1916, in Senath, Mo., the son of James David Coffel and Florence Ford Coffel. He was united in marriage Sept. 24, 1937, in Green County, Ark., to Eva England...
Virginia Frealy Combs (08/24/06)
Virginia Frealy Combs of Dyersburg, Tenn., daughter of the late Creasy and Oscar Decker, was born Aug. 4, 1925, at Moko, Ark., and died Aug. 15, 2006, at the home of her daughter, Mabel Paschal, in Jackson, Tenn., at the age of 81. On April 14, 1943, she was united in marriage at West Plains, Mo., to James Austin Frealy, who preceded her in death Feb. 19, 1979...
Georgia Lee Cochran (08/24/06)
Georgia Lee Cochran of Salem, Ark., daughter of the late James Lee Rains and Goldie Ann Webb Rains, was born Sept. 29, 1924, in Atlanta, Ga. She died Aug. 14, 2006, at Fulton County Hospital in Salem at the age of 81. She was united in marriage to L. ...
Craig Joseph Dunbar (08/24/06)
Craig Joseph Dunbar, 41, of Hardy, died Aug. 17, 2006 at his home. He was a 2nd class petty officer of the U.S. Coast Guard serving from 1985-1990. After an honorable discharge, he owned and operated Timberwolf Tree Service in Hardy before retiring to pursue his love of music...
Lois Erma Brashers (08/24/06)
Lois Erma Jean Jones Brashers, 69, of Cave City died Aug. 19, 2006, at her home. She was born on Nov. 13, 1936, at Bethesda, Ark., to Geneva Griffin and Marvin Jones. She was raised by a loving aunt and uncle, Lena and Harry Rowlett. She was retired from Cave City Schools, was a Christian and a member of Liberty Full Gospel Church...
Dessie Wooldridge (08/24/06)
Dessie Wooldridge, age 97, of Cave City died Aug. 17, 2006, at the Cave City Nursing Home. She was born Jan. 18, 1909 at Emery, Ark., the daughter of the late Emery Ely and Nancy Ethel (Runsick) Rodgers. She was a homemaker and a member of the Cave City Church of Christ...
Anne E. Theurer (08/24/06)
Anne E. Theurer, 82, of Cave City died Aug. 16, 2006, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. She was born Sept. 15, 1923, at Muskegon, Mich., the daughter of Harold J. and Carolyn (Keene) Craig. She retired from Sparrow Hospital in Lansing, Mich., and was of the Protestant faith...
Timothy "Todd" Lyons (08/24/06)
Timothy "Todd" Lyons, formerly of Ash Flat, died Aug. 12, 2006, in Las Vegas, Nev., after falling off a moving van while helping friends move. Born July 27, 1979, in Gainesville, Ga., he was the son of Sam and Karen Lyons. Survivors include his mother, Karen of Flemington, Mo., a brother, Chris of Arkansas; his maternal grandmother, Dorothy St. John of Horseshoe Bend; and many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends...
Jeanette Beach (08/24/06)
Jeanette Beach, age 34, of Williford, Ark., was born April 28, 1972, in Liberty, N.Y., and died July 28, 2006. Survivors include her mother, Joan Vanginhoven of New York; her father, Brian Beach of Pennsylvania; two sisters, Lynette Mills and husband Alan of Thayer, Billie Jo Vanginhoven; one brother, Richard Vanginhoven of Illinois; two children, Nolle and Billy Martin all of Mammoth Spring; her fiance, David Herron of Williford; and one half-brother, Brian Beach II of Pennsylvania...
Michael Ray Cali III (08/24/06)
Earl Cali and Jessica Tillman of Thayer are the parents of a baby boy, Michael Ray Cali III. He was born at 4:02 p.m. Aug. 11, 2006, at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains. He weighed 7 pounds, 9 ounces and was 20 1/2 inches long. Grandparents are Terry and Teresa Tillman of Thayer and Michael and Maria Cali of Kansas City, Mo...
Abigaile Rose Spencer (08/24/06)
John and Monica Spencer Jr. of West Plains are the parents of a baby girl, Abigaile Rose. She was born at 9:30 a.m. Aug. 13, 2006, at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains. She weighed 7 pounds, 1 ounce and was 20 1/2 inches long. Her sibling is Alexander, 2...
Timothy Matthew Rock (08/24/06)
Tim and Emily Rock of Jonesboro announce the birth of a son, Timothy Matthew "Matt" Rock on Aug. 4, 2006, at 1:23 p.m. at the Women' Center of NEA Medical Center in Jonesboro. He weighed 8 pounds, 9 ounces and was welcomed by a sister, Katie Ann...
Corwin Neal Mullins (08/24/06)
Shafer Chesley Mullins, 2-1/2 years, announces the birth of his new brother, Corwin Neal Mullins. Corwin was born July 16, 2006, at Baxter Regional Hospital in Mountain Home. He weighed 5 pounds, 14.7 ounces and was 18-1/2 inches long. Shafer and Corwin are the children of James and Stacey Mullins of Thayer...
Michael Ray Cali III (08/24/06)
Earl Cali and Jessica Tillman of Thayer are the parents of a baby boy, Michael Ray Cali III. He was born at 4:02 p.m. Aug. 11, 2006, at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains. He weighed 7 pounds, 9 ounces and was 20 1/2 inches long. Grandparents are Terry and Teresa Tillman of Thayer and Michael and Maria Cali of Kansas City, Mo...
Corwin Neal Mullins (08/24/06)
Shafer Chesley Mullins, 2-1/2 years, announces the birth of his new brother, Corwin Neal Mullins. Corwin was born July 16, 2006, at Baxter Regional Hospital in Mountain Home. He weighed 5 pounds, 14.7 ounces and was 18-1/2 inches long. Shafer and Corwin are the children of James and Stacey Mullins of Thayer...
Abigaile Rose Spencer (08/24/06)
John and Monica Spencer Jr. of West Plains are the parents of a baby girl, Abigaile Rose. She was born at 9:30 a.m. Aug. 13, 2006, at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains. She weighed 7 pounds, 1 ounce and was 20 1/2 inches long. Her sibling is Alexander, 2...
Timothy Matthew Rock (08/24/06)
Tim and Emily Rock of Jonesboro announce the birth of a son, Timothy Matthew "Matt" Rock on Aug. 4, 2006, at 1:23 p.m. at the Women' Center of NEA Medical Center in Jonesboro. He weighed 8 pounds, 9 ounces and was welcomed by a sister, Katie Ann...
Bair, Runion married in candlelight ceremony (08/24/06)
Renee Bair and Tracey Runion were united in marriage in a double ring ceremony on Aug. 4, 2006. Renee Bair, the daughter of Jackie and Bobbie Leak of Strafford, Mo., and Tracey Runion, the son of Ben and Marcelle Runion of Pine Bluff, Ark., exchanged vows in an intimate candlelight ceremony at the home of Tim Martin and Jill Stephens of Evening Shade...
Bair, Runion married in candlelight ceremony (08/24/06)
Renee Bair and Tracey Runion were united in marriage in a double ring ceremony on Aug. 4, 2006. Renee Bair, the daughter of Jackie and Bobbie Leak of Strafford, Mo., and Tracey Runion, the son of Ben and Marcelle Runion of Pine Bluff, Ark., exchanged vows in an intimate candlelight ceremony at the home of Tim Martin and Jill Stephens of Evening Shade...
David, Robe to exchange vows (08/24/06)
Jeff Robe and Misty David announce their engagement and upcoming marriage Sept. 16. Jeff is a 1995 graduate of Highland High School and attended college at Southwest Missouri State University. Jeff owns Robe Construction in Kansas City, a company that builds homes in the Kansas City Metro area...
David, Robe to exchange vows (08/24/06)
Jeff Robe and Misty David announce their engagement and upcoming marriage Sept. 16. Jeff is a 1995 graduate of Highland High School and attended college at Southwest Missouri State University. Jeff owns Robe Construction in Kansas City, a company that builds homes in the Kansas City Metro area...
Boldly Going Nowhere (08/24/06)
Some people come into money and fritter it away; others have a knack for turning money into more money. Jim Lindsey graduated from high school in Forest City, Ark., in 1962. He went on to the University of Arkansas and played football under Coach Frank Broyles. As a 6-2, 210-pound tailback, he helped the Razorbacks become national champions in 1964. And by the time he graduated in 1965, they had won 22 games in a row...
Boldly Going Nowhere (08/24/06)
Some people come into money and fritter it away; others have a knack for turning money into more money. Jim Lindsey graduated from high school in Forest City, Ark., in 1962. He went on to the University of Arkansas and played football under Coach Frank Broyles. As a 6-2, 210-pound tailback, he helped the Razorbacks become national champions in 1964. And by the time he graduated in 1965, they had won 22 games in a row...