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Stories from Thursday, September 28, 2006

Cleanup week set for Alton residents (09/28/06)
ALTON -- The city of Alton will hold a cleanup week Oct. 9-13. According to city officials, this does not include any end-of- life electronics (old computers, TVs and microwaves). City workers will not pick up old tires, steel, concrete or any other construction or tear-down material. No boards with nails will be picked up...
Salem woman injured in wreck (09/28/06)
Kelley Miller, 28, of Salem is listed in fair condition at Cox Health System in Springfield, Mo., after a two-car collision that took place Sept. 19 in Snow, Ark. According to the Arkansas State Police, a Nissan ASL driven by Jason Miller, 29, of Salem was struck by a Chevrolet Venture driven by David Cassell, 44, of Yellville. ...
Hospital loan gets approval (09/28/06)
Sens. Blanche Lincoln and Mark Pryor and Congressman Marion Berry have announced that the Fulton County Hospital has received approval for a $3.4 million community facility loan from the USDA. The USDA's direct loan program provides the opportunity for public establishments and nonprofit organizations to improve upon and further develop essential community facilities in rural areas with town populations of less than 20,000...
Holloway resigns deputy position (09/28/06)
Scott Holloway's Sept. 15 accident involving a county vehicle was not the reason for the former deputy's resignation, according to Fulton County Sheriff Walter Dillinger. "It (the wreck) had nothing to do with it," said Dillinger. "Accidents happen all the time, and I understand that."...
BIRTHDAY PARTY: (09/28/06)
BIRTHDAY PARTY: Thayer Fun and Friends volunteer Nell Mills, second from right, celebrated her 93rd birthday last week at the senior citizens center. Her quilting friends from the center, from left, Daisy Mulkey, Berneice Rogers and Nellie Blackburn, helped her celebrate. Mills still lives at home and enjoys making hand made quilts...
Police respond to threats (09/28/06)
Stephen C. Rainbolt, 35, of Gepp was arrested Sept. 21 after threatening to set fire to his own house located near the Fulton/Baxter County line, according to authorities. Rainbolt was apprehended by Arkansas State Police Officers around 8 p.m.when he was found walking along the road near the Henderson Baptist Church, about a half mile from his residence at 31 Arber Lane...
Festivals on tap for this weekend (09/28/06)
AREA -- Two fall festivals will highlight weekend activities this Saturday. The ninth annual Myrtle Yester-Daze will be held in downtown Myrtle starting at 7 a.m. with a flag raising ceremony at the community building.The Myrtle Volunteer Fire Department will serve breakfast, for a donation, from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m...
No to NAIS (09/28/06)
OREGON COUNTY -- The Oregon County Commission went on record last week as being against the National Animal Identification System (NAIS). Commissioners Leo Warren, Buddy Wright, John Wrenfrow and County Clerk Gary Hensley signed a resolution that Warren said accurately reflects the feelings of the vast majority of livestock-owners/producers in the county...
Song nominated for top award (09/28/06)
OREGON COUNTY -- An Oregon County woman has had a song she wrote nominated as Bluegrass Song of the Year. Frances Simpson, who lives in Wilderness, said she is honored to have "He Lives In Me" recorded by renowned bluegrass artist Doyle Lawson and Quick Silver, and to also have the song nominated as Bluegrass Song of the Year...
Koelling wins Salem school board position (09/28/06)
Fulton County voters went to the polls to elect new school board members in the Sept. 19 election. Wanda Koelling defeated Gary Phillips in the only Salem School Board race. Koelling, who is the first female Salem School Board member to be elected in over 15 years, received 89 percent (229), and Phillips received 11 percent (27) of the 256 votes cast...
Izard County authorities make arrests (09/28/06)
Raymond Rich Boyer, 72, of Oxford was arrested Sept. 17 on a California warrant for felony embezzlement. Boyer is being incarcerated in the Izard County Detention Facility on an $85,000 bond awaiting extradition to California. Daniel Yancey, 24, of Brockwell was arrested by Izard County deputies Sept. 22 for a felony stalking warrant...
In observance of 9/11 (09/28/06)
MAMMOTH SPRING -- A large crowd gathered Sept. 11 at Mammoth Spring City Park when Mammoth Spring VFW Post 7831 and Ladies Auxiliary presented a five-year commemorative program to honor those who perished in the terrorist attacks Sept. 11, 2001. The VFW presented the colors followed by the four branches of the service. ...
Summer projects discussed (09/28/06)
MAMMOTH SPRING -- Mammoth Spring School Superintendent Ron Taylor and the Mammoth Spring School Board did a complete review of all the projects started over the summer at the school campus at their September board meeting. Taylor said the high school roof and elementary school heat and air projects at the school are completed. He also said the new heat and air system in the community building is complete, as well as the 30-foot by 70-foot special education building...
Storm claims two (09/28/06)
MUDDY BANK: A large tree lies where it toppled along the banks of the Spring River in Hardy. Trees along the river were washed away as their roots could no longer support them in the flood-saturated ground. PHOTO/COX Cadaver dogs from the Shelby County (Tenn.) Sheriff's Department were used to find the body of a Trumann man in the Spring River Sept. 25...
Two injured in wreck (09/28/06)
THAYER -- Two Mammoth Spring men were injured in a one-vehicle accident in the early morning hours of Sept. 20. According to Troop G of the Missouri Highway Patrol, the accident occurred at 1:15 a.m. on Oregon County Road 356 just south of Thayer. A 2000 Chevrolet truck driven by Doug Brown, 26, ran off the left side of the road and struck a tree. Brown and a passenger in the truck, Bryan Dunn, 25, were both injured in the accident...
Fulton County has little damage (09/28/06)
Fulton County workers are continuing efforts to repair damage and clear debris from the weekend's weather. "We're lucky. There have been no major injuries reported, and everyone in the county has power. There was only one residence that reported any damage from a tornado," said Willett. "We did help save one couple around 1:30 a.m. Saturday. Their car had washed against the sides of Wirth Bridge. They were trapped, but a successful rescue was organized."...
Storm leaves mess behind (09/28/06)
BRIDGE OUT: The bridge on County Road 263 in the southern portion of the county was washed away by heavy rain over the weekend. Southern District Commissioner John Wrenfrow said the bridge is now passable. Photo courtesy of Oregon County Chief Deputy Eric King...
One vehicle WRECK: (09/28/06)
One vehicle WRECK: Leonard Weatherford of Kansas City, Mo., was treated and released from the Fulton County Hospital Sept. 22 after running off U.S. Highway 62 and striking the embankment with his vehicle. Photo/Ninemire
Summer projects discussed (09/28/06)
MAMMOTH SPRING -- Mammoth Spring School Superintendent Ron Taylor and the Mammoth Spring School Board did a complete review of all the projects started over the summer at the school campus at their September board meeting. Taylor said the high school roof and elementary school heat and air projects at the school are completed. He also said the new heat and air system in the community building is complete, as well as the 30-foot by 70-foot special education building...
Cleanup week set for Alton residents (09/28/06)
ALTON -- The city of Alton will hold a cleanup week Oct. 9-13. According to city officials, this does not include any end-of- life electronics (old computers, TVs and microwaves). City workers will not pick up old tires, steel, concrete or any other construction or tear-down material. No boards with nails will be picked up...
Two injured in wreck (09/28/06)
THAYER -- Two Mammoth Spring men were injured in a one-vehicle accident in the early morning hours of Sept. 20. According to Troop G of the Missouri Highway Patrol, the accident occurred at 1:15 a.m. on Oregon County Road 356 just south of Thayer. A 2000 Chevrolet truck driven by Doug Brown, 26, ran off the left side of the road and struck a tree. Brown and a passenger in the truck, Bryan Dunn, 25, were both injured in the accident...
Izard County authorities make arrests (09/28/06)
Raymond Rich Boyer, 72, of Oxford was arrested Sept. 17 on a California warrant for felony embezzlement. Boyer is being incarcerated in the Izard County Detention Facility on an $85,000 bond awaiting extradition to California. Daniel Yancey, 24, of Brockwell was arrested by Izard County deputies Sept. 22 for a felony stalking warrant...
Koelling wins Salem school board position (09/28/06)
Fulton County voters went to the polls to elect new school board members in the Sept. 19 election. Wanda Koelling defeated Gary Phillips in the only Salem School Board race. Koelling, who is the first female Salem School Board member to be elected in over 15 years, received 89 percent (229), and Phillips received 11 percent (27) of the 256 votes cast...
Salem woman injured in wreck (09/28/06)
Kelley Miller, 28, of Salem is listed in fair condition at Cox Health System in Springfield, Mo., after a two-car collision that took place Sept. 19 in Snow, Ark. According to the Arkansas State Police, a Nissan ASL driven by Jason Miller, 29, of Salem was struck by a Chevrolet Venture driven by David Cassell, 44, of Yellville. ...
Hospital loan gets approval (09/28/06)
Sens. Blanche Lincoln and Mark Pryor and Congressman Marion Berry have announced that the Fulton County Hospital has received approval for a $3.4 million community facility loan from the USDA. The USDA's direct loan program provides the opportunity for public establishments and nonprofit organizations to improve upon and further develop essential community facilities in rural areas with town populations of less than 20,000...
Holloway resigns deputy position (09/28/06)
Scott Holloway's Sept. 15 accident involving a county vehicle was not the reason for the former deputy's resignation, according to Fulton County Sheriff Walter Dillinger. "It (the wreck) had nothing to do with it," said Dillinger. "Accidents happen all the time, and I understand that."...
In observance of 9/11 (09/28/06)
MAMMOTH SPRING -- A large crowd gathered Sept. 11 at Mammoth Spring City Park when Mammoth Spring VFW Post 7831 and Ladies Auxiliary presented a five-year commemorative program to honor those who perished in the terrorist attacks Sept. 11, 2001. The VFW presented the colors followed by the four branches of the service. ...
Police respond to threats (09/28/06)
Stephen C. Rainbolt, 35, of Gepp was arrested Sept. 21 after threatening to set fire to his own house located near the Fulton/Baxter County line, according to authorities. Rainbolt was apprehended by Arkansas State Police Officers around 8 p.m.when he was found walking along the road near the Henderson Baptist Church, about a half mile from his residence at 31 Arber Lane...
Festivals on tap for this weekend (09/28/06)
AREA -- Two fall festivals will highlight weekend activities this Saturday. The ninth annual Myrtle Yester-Daze will be held in downtown Myrtle starting at 7 a.m. with a flag raising ceremony at the community building.The Myrtle Volunteer Fire Department will serve breakfast, for a donation, from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m...
One vehicle WRECK: (09/28/06)
One vehicle WRECK: Leonard Weatherford of Kansas City, Mo., was treated and released from the Fulton County Hospital Sept. 22 after running off U.S. Highway 62 and striking the embankment with his vehicle. Photo/Ninemire
BIRTHDAY PARTY: (09/28/06)
BIRTHDAY PARTY: Thayer Fun and Friends volunteer Nell Mills, second from right, celebrated her 93rd birthday last week at the senior citizens center. Her quilting friends from the center, from left, Daisy Mulkey, Berneice Rogers and Nellie Blackburn, helped her celebrate. Mills still lives at home and enjoys making hand made quilts...
Storm leaves mess behind (09/28/06)
BRIDGE OUT: The bridge on County Road 263 in the southern portion of the county was washed away by heavy rain over the weekend. Southern District Commissioner John Wrenfrow said the bridge is now passable. Photo courtesy of Oregon County Chief Deputy Eric King...
Storm claims two (09/28/06)
MUDDY BANK: A large tree lies where it toppled along the banks of the Spring River in Hardy. Trees along the river were washed away as their roots could no longer support them in the flood-saturated ground. PHOTO/COX Cadaver dogs from the Shelby County (Tenn.) Sheriff's Department were used to find the body of a Trumann man in the Spring River Sept. 25...
Song nominated for top award (09/28/06)
OREGON COUNTY -- An Oregon County woman has had a song she wrote nominated as Bluegrass Song of the Year. Frances Simpson, who lives in Wilderness, said she is honored to have "He Lives In Me" recorded by renowned bluegrass artist Doyle Lawson and Quick Silver, and to also have the song nominated as Bluegrass Song of the Year...
No to NAIS (09/28/06)
OREGON COUNTY -- The Oregon County Commission went on record last week as being against the National Animal Identification System (NAIS). Commissioners Leo Warren, Buddy Wright, John Wrenfrow and County Clerk Gary Hensley signed a resolution that Warren said accurately reflects the feelings of the vast majority of livestock-owners/producers in the county...
Fulton County has little damage (09/28/06)
Fulton County workers are continuing efforts to repair damage and clear debris from the weekend's weather. "We're lucky. There have been no major injuries reported, and everyone in the county has power. There was only one residence that reported any damage from a tornado," said Willett. "We did help save one couple around 1:30 a.m. Saturday. Their car had washed against the sides of Wirth Bridge. They were trapped, but a successful rescue was organized."...
Youth ranches selling cookbooks (09/28/06)
After many months of collecting recipes from friends, neighbors and staff members, the Arkansas Sheriffs' Youth Ranches are selling their newest cookbook, Our Best Home Cooking, Volume 3, with all profits going to the Ranches. The beautiful spiral bound cookbook contains many pages of helpful cooking hints along with several pages of local information. Each recipe will feature the donors' names, so everyone can easily locate the favorite recipes of their friends and local residents...
McCune crowned Ms. Eaglecrest (09/28/06)
Catherine McCune proves that age is not an obstacle. She is 98 years old and the winner of the Ms. Eaglecrest pageant held Sept. 15. All the ladies who participated in the annual pageant at Eaglecrest Nursing and Rehab are winners. The five who participated ranged in age from 73 to 98. They all have impressive lives...
Winners from Fulton County Fair Horse Show announced (09/28/06)
The 2006 Fulton County Horse Show was held Aug. 10. It was sponsored by Fulton County Fair Association, Salem Flower Shop, Spring River Vet Clinic -- Dr. George K. Ingram of Salem, Shaver's Plumbing of Salem and Fulton County 4-H. Winners were as follows:...
Youth ranches selling cookbooks (09/28/06)
After many months of collecting recipes from friends, neighbors and staff members, the Arkansas Sheriffs' Youth Ranches are selling their newest cookbook, Our Best Home Cooking, Volume 3, with all profits going to the Ranches. The beautiful spiral bound cookbook contains many pages of helpful cooking hints along with several pages of local information. Each recipe will feature the donors' names, so everyone can easily locate the favorite recipes of their friends and local residents...
McCune crowned Ms. Eaglecrest (09/28/06)
Catherine McCune proves that age is not an obstacle. She is 98 years old and the winner of the Ms. Eaglecrest pageant held Sept. 15. All the ladies who participated in the annual pageant at Eaglecrest Nursing and Rehab are winners. The five who participated ranged in age from 73 to 98. They all have impressive lives...
Winners from Fulton County Fair Horse Show announced (09/28/06)
The 2006 Fulton County Horse Show was held Aug. 10. It was sponsored by Fulton County Fair Association, Salem Flower Shop, Spring River Vet Clinic -- Dr. George K. Ingram of Salem, Shaver's Plumbing of Salem and Fulton County 4-H. Winners were as follows:...
Hounds top dogs in regionals (09/28/06)
Things were doubly sunny on the links for the Salem Greyhound golf teams last week, as the girls' squad captured the regional crown by 51 strokes, while the boys needed a shootout to notch their regional tournament title. The Lady Hounds punched their ticket to the 3A State Tournament in El Dorado by winning the regional crown Sept. 18 at Turkey Mountain Golf Course in Horseshoe Bend...
Where Eagles dare (09/28/06)
Winning on the road can be a tough thing. Especially when you find yourself behind the 8-ball from the get-go. The Thayer Bobcats found this out firsthand last week as they traveled to the bootheel and were handed a big loss at the hands of the powerful Malden Greenwave...
Gustafson almost perfect (09/28/06)
The Thursday Night Men's League at Indian Hills Bowl met for its fourth session on Sept. 14, and it was quite a night, as Bud Gustafson rolled his way to a near-perfect game. Gustafson's first game was 191, his second 196, and after 11 perfect strikes, he left the number 4 and 10 pins, for a total of 298 pins, missing a perfect 300 by two pins...
Hounds top dogs in regionals (09/28/06)
Things were doubly sunny on the links for the Salem Greyhound golf teams last week, as the girls' squad captured the regional crown by 51 strokes, while the boys needed a shootout to notch their regional tournament title. The Lady Hounds punched their ticket to the 3A State Tournament in El Dorado by winning the regional crown Sept. 18 at Turkey Mountain Golf Course in Horseshoe Bend...
Where Eagles dare (09/28/06)
Winning on the road can be a tough thing. Especially when you find yourself behind the 8-ball from the get-go. The Thayer Bobcats found this out firsthand last week as they traveled to the bootheel and were handed a big loss at the hands of the powerful Malden Greenwave...
Gustafson almost perfect (09/28/06)
The Thursday Night Men's League at Indian Hills Bowl met for its fourth session on Sept. 14, and it was quite a night, as Bud Gustafson rolled his way to a near-perfect game. Gustafson's first game was 191, his second 196, and after 11 perfect strikes, he left the number 4 and 10 pins, for a total of 298 pins, missing a perfect 300 by two pins...
Helen "Aggalene" Hughes (09/28/06)
Helen "Aggalene" Hughes, 74, of Williford died Sept. 19, 2006, in Batesville, Ark. She was a worthy matron of Eastern Star. Survivors include her husband, Oland and daughter Olanda Hollis of Williford; another daughter, Louellen Kimberland of McAllen, Texas; and three grandsons, Bryan and Riley Kimberland and Benjamin Sauer...
Donnie Adair Easley (09/28/06)
Donnie Adair Easley, aka "DD" and "Mama D" of Cherokee Village died Sept. 22, 2006. She was born Nov. 5, 1934, in Havana, Ark., the daughter of Julius and Hazel Baker Adair. She retired in 1992 from Southwestern Bell Telephone Company. During her 25 years of service, she held positions in McGehee, Little Rock, Forrest City and Jonesboro...
Lloyd "Bob" Lininger (09/28/06)
Lloyd Robert "Bob" Lininger, 84, of Walnut Ridge, formerly of Cherokee Village, died Sept. 16, 2006, at his residence. He was born April 8, 1922, in Hazelton, W.Va., son of Lloyd Alexander and Mary Ann Bevins Lininger. He was a veteran of the United States Army serving during World War II, was a construction worker and a member of the Gethsemane Missionary Baptist Church...
Willis Eugene Grant (09/28/06)
Willis Eugene Grant, 80, of Ash Flat died Sept. 17, 2006, in Salem. Grant was a retired Memphis Light, Gas and Water employee. Survivors include three sons, Norman Grant of Brilliant, Ala.; Roger Grant of Brighton, Tenn.; and Michael Grant of Ash Flat; one daughter, Janie Grant of Holly Springs, Miss.; two sisters, Gladys Rhodes of Harrison, Ark.; and Betty Simington of Millington, Tenn.; and eight grandchildren...
Joseph Halbach Jr. (09/28/06)
Joseph Douglas Halbach Jr., 77, of Germantown, Tenn., died Sept. 21, 2006, at his home. He is a graduate of Northeast Louisiana University. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, having served during the Korean War. He was a retired general manager of Southern Laminating Co...
Chris Allen Bodkins (09/28/06)
Chris Allen Bodkins, 16, of Williford died Sept. 23, 2006. He was born Jan. 7, 1990, in Helena, Ark., the son of Riley Cossey and Angalina Bodkins. He was a student at Williford High School and was a Junior Firefighter for Williford Volun-teer Fire Department...
Lilly Fern McEntire (09/28/06)
Lilly Fern McEntire, age 71, of Alton was born July 21, 1935, and died Sept. 19, 2006. Survivors include one son, Terry McEntire and wife Donna; three grandsons, Jonathan McEntire and wife Melissa, Jeffrey McEntire and fiancee´ Heather, and Chris McEntire, all of Alton; three great-grandchildren, Jacob, Madelyn and James McEntire, all of Alton; and numerous other relatives and friends...
Shane Buckshot Haggins (09/28/06)
Shane Buckshot Haggins, 30, of Mammoth Spring was born Nov. 11, 1975, in Elaine Ark. He died Sept. 13, 2006, in Sharp County, Ark. Survivors include his wife, Janie, of the home; three children, Brittany, Christopher and Kaitlin; his parents, George and Mary Haggins of Mammoth Spring; one brother, Lenny and wife Sarah of Mammoth Spring; one sister, Glenda Throesch and husband Jerry of Pocahontas, Ark.; three stepbrothers Christopher, Tommy and George Ray Haggins all of Little Rock; and numerous other relatives and friends.. ...
Willie Sol Griggs (09/28/06)
Willie Sol Griggs of Salem, son of Flora Ellen (Twilla) Griggs and the late Vernon Odell Griggs, was born Feb. 22, 1951, in Blytheville. He died Sept. 16, 2006, in Salem, at the age of 55 years. Griggs was a loving father and grandfather. He spent his working years as a truck driver. He was of the Pentecostal faith...
Larry Wallace (09/28/06)
Larry Wallace, age 80, of Alton, Mo., was born May 6, 1926, near Alton and died Sept. 22, 2006, at his home. He graduated from the Alton High School, and at the age of 18, enlisted in the United States Navy, serving in WW II from 1944-1946. After his discharge from the service, instead of attending college, Larry decided to pursue his dream of owning his own retail store. ...
Otho T. Powell (09/28/06)
Otho T. Powell, 92, of Granite City, Ill., died Aug. 10, 2006, at Stearns Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Granite City. He was born Nov. 24, 1913, in Mammoth Spring. He was employed as a shipping clerk by National Lead in Granite City from July 1955 to August 1977 and was a U.S. Army World War II veteran...
Willis Eugene Grant (09/28/06)
Willis Eugene Grant, 80, of Ash Flat died Sept. 17, 2006, in Salem. Grant was a retired Memphis Light, Gas and Water employee. Survivors include three sons, Norman Grant of Brilliant, Ala.; Roger Grant of Brighton, Tenn.; and Michael Grant of Ash Flat; one daughter, Janie Grant of Holly Springs, Miss.; two sisters, Gladys Rhodes of Harrison, Ark.; and Betty Simington of Millington, Tenn.; and eight grandchildren...
Larry Wallace (09/28/06)
Larry Wallace, age 80, of Alton, Mo., was born May 6, 1926, near Alton and died Sept. 22, 2006, at his home. He graduated from the Alton High School, and at the age of 18, enlisted in the United States Navy, serving in WW II from 1944-1946. After his discharge from the service, instead of attending college, Larry decided to pursue his dream of owning his own retail store. ...
Helen "Aggalene" Hughes (09/28/06)
Helen "Aggalene" Hughes, 74, of Williford died Sept. 19, 2006, in Batesville, Ark. She was a worthy matron of Eastern Star. Survivors include her husband, Oland and daughter Olanda Hollis of Williford; another daughter, Louellen Kimberland of McAllen, Texas; and three grandsons, Bryan and Riley Kimberland and Benjamin Sauer...
Donnie Adair Easley (09/28/06)
Donnie Adair Easley, aka "DD" and "Mama D" of Cherokee Village died Sept. 22, 2006. She was born Nov. 5, 1934, in Havana, Ark., the daughter of Julius and Hazel Baker Adair. She retired in 1992 from Southwestern Bell Telephone Company. During her 25 years of service, she held positions in McGehee, Little Rock, Forrest City and Jonesboro...
Willie Sol Griggs (09/28/06)
Willie Sol Griggs of Salem, son of Flora Ellen (Twilla) Griggs and the late Vernon Odell Griggs, was born Feb. 22, 1951, in Blytheville. He died Sept. 16, 2006, in Salem, at the age of 55 years. Griggs was a loving father and grandfather. He spent his working years as a truck driver. He was of the Pentecostal faith...
Lloyd "Bob" Lininger (09/28/06)
Lloyd Robert "Bob" Lininger, 84, of Walnut Ridge, formerly of Cherokee Village, died Sept. 16, 2006, at his residence. He was born April 8, 1922, in Hazelton, W.Va., son of Lloyd Alexander and Mary Ann Bevins Lininger. He was a veteran of the United States Army serving during World War II, was a construction worker and a member of the Gethsemane Missionary Baptist Church...
Otho T. Powell (09/28/06)
Otho T. Powell, 92, of Granite City, Ill., died Aug. 10, 2006, at Stearns Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Granite City. He was born Nov. 24, 1913, in Mammoth Spring. He was employed as a shipping clerk by National Lead in Granite City from July 1955 to August 1977 and was a U.S. Army World War II veteran...
Shane Buckshot Haggins (09/28/06)
Shane Buckshot Haggins, 30, of Mammoth Spring was born Nov. 11, 1975, in Elaine Ark. He died Sept. 13, 2006, in Sharp County, Ark. Survivors include his wife, Janie, of the home; three children, Brittany, Christopher and Kaitlin; his parents, George and Mary Haggins of Mammoth Spring; one brother, Lenny and wife Sarah of Mammoth Spring; one sister, Glenda Throesch and husband Jerry of Pocahontas, Ark.; three stepbrothers Christopher, Tommy and George Ray Haggins all of Little Rock; and numerous other relatives and friends.. ...
Lilly Fern McEntire (09/28/06)
Lilly Fern McEntire, age 71, of Alton was born July 21, 1935, and died Sept. 19, 2006. Survivors include one son, Terry McEntire and wife Donna; three grandsons, Jonathan McEntire and wife Melissa, Jeffrey McEntire and fiancee´ Heather, and Chris McEntire, all of Alton; three great-grandchildren, Jacob, Madelyn and James McEntire, all of Alton; and numerous other relatives and friends...
Chris Allen Bodkins (09/28/06)
Chris Allen Bodkins, 16, of Williford died Sept. 23, 2006. He was born Jan. 7, 1990, in Helena, Ark., the son of Riley Cossey and Angalina Bodkins. He was a student at Williford High School and was a Junior Firefighter for Williford Volun-teer Fire Department...
Joseph Halbach Jr. (09/28/06)
Joseph Douglas Halbach Jr., 77, of Germantown, Tenn., died Sept. 21, 2006, at his home. He is a graduate of Northeast Louisiana University. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, having served during the Korean War. He was a retired general manager of Southern Laminating Co...
Willis Eugene Grant (09/28/06)
Willis Eugene Grant, 80, of Ash Flat died Sept. 17, 2006, in Salem. Grant was a retired Memphis Light, Gas and Water employee. Survivors include three sons, Norman Grant of Brilliant, Ala.; Roger Grant of Brighton, Tenn., and Michael Grant of Ash Flat; one daughter, Janie Grant of Holly Springs, Miss.; two sisters, Gladys Rhodes of Harrison, Ark., and Betty Simington of Millington, Tenn.; and eight grandchildren...
Shane Allen Bodkins (09/28/06)
Shane Allen Bodkins, 16, of Williford died Sept. 23, 2006. He was born Jan. 7, 1990, in Helena, Ark., the son of Riley Cossey and Angalina Bodkins. He was a student at Williford High School. He was a junior firefighter for the Williford Volunteer Fire Department...
Shane Buckshot Haggins (09/28/06)
Shane Buckshot Haggins, 30, of Mammoth Spring was born Nov. 11, 1975, in Elaine Ark. He died Sept. 13, 2006, in Sharp County, Ark. Survivors include his wife, Janie, of the home; three children, Brittany, Christopher and Kaitlin; his parents, George and Mary Haggins of Mammoth Spring; one brother, Lenny and wife Sarah of Mammoth Spring; one sister, Glenda Throesch and husband Jerry of Pocahontas, Ark.; three stepbrothers, Christopher, Tommy and George Ray Haggins, all of Little Rock; and numerous other relatives and friends.. ...
Lloyd Robert "Bob" Lininger (09/28/06)
Lloyd Robert "Bob" Lininger, 84, of Walnut Ridge, formerly of Cherokee Village, died Sept. 16, 2006, at his residence. He was born April 8, 1922, in Hazelton, W.Va., son of Lloyd Alexander and Mary Ann Bevins Lininger. He was a veteran of the United States Army having served during World War II, was a construction worker and a member of the Gethsemane Missionary Baptist Church...
Joseph Douglas Halbach Jr. (09/28/06)
Joseph Douglas Halbach Jr., 77, of Germantown, Tenn., died Sept. 21, 2006, at his home. He was a graduate of Northeast Louisiana University. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, having served during the Korean War, and was a retired general manager of Southern Laminating Co...
Herbert Sellars (09/28/06)
Herbert E. Sellars, 92, died Sept. 10, 2006, at his residence in Imboden, Ark. He was a self-employed farmer and had lived in Imboden for the last seven years, moving there from Ravenden. He was a member of the Ravenden Church of Christ. He is survived by his wife, Essie Marie Eaton Sellers of the home; a daughter, Thena Sue Sellers of Imboden; one grandchild, Barry; and one great-grandchild, Lindsay...
Helen "Aggalene" Hughes (09/28/06)
Helen "Aggalene" Hughes, 74, of Williford died Sept. 19, 2006, in Batesville, Ark. She was a worthy matron of Eastern Star. Survivors include her husband, Oland, and daughter, Olanda Hollis of Williford; another daughter, Louellen Kimberland of McAllen, Texas; and three grandsons, Bryan and Riley Kimberland and Benjamin Sauer...
Donnie Adair Easley (09/28/06)
Donnie Adair Easley, aka "DD" and "Mama D," of Cherokee Village died Sept. 22, 2006. She was born Nov. 5, 1934, in Havana, Ark., the daughter of Julius and Hazel Baker Adair. She retired in 1992 from Southwestern Bell Telephone company. During her 25 year of service, she held positions in McGehee, Little Rock, Forrest City and Jonesboro...
Orahood, Smithee announce engagement (09/28/06)
Mike and Gina Biffle of Alton and Herb and Melodi Orahood of Thayer announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Cecily Orahood, to Jessie Charles Smithee (J.C.), son of Dan and Gladys Smithee of Mammoth Spring. The bride-to-be is a 1999 graduate of Thayer High School and is presently employed at Missouri Home Care in West Plains. ...
Orahood, Smithee announce engagement (09/28/06)
Mike and Gina Biffle of Alton and Herb and Melodi Orahood of Thayer announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Cecily Orahood, to Jessie Charles Smithee (J.C.), son of Dan and Gladys Smithee of Mammoth Spring. The bride-to-be is a 1999 graduate of Thayer High School and is presently employed at Missouri Home Care in West Plains. ...
Roses to celebrate 50th anniversary (09/28/06)
Pete and Louise Rose were united in marriage on Sept. 22, 1956. There will be a reception in honor of their 50th wedding anniversary on Oct. 7 at 2 p.m. at the Mammoth Spring State Park Pavilion. Friends and family are welcome to attend. The couple request no gifts...
Roses to celebrate 50th anniversary (09/28/06)
Pete and Louise Rose were united in marriage on Sept. 22, 1956. There will be a reception in honor of their 50th wedding anniversary on Oct. 7 at 2 p.m. at the Mammoth Spring State Park Pavilion. Friends and family are welcome to attend. The couple request no gifts...
Fulton County History Book Opportunity of a lifetime (09/28/06)
I have been able the past month or so to spend some time visiting with my grandmother. She's 94 years old and has been blessed with a very sharp mind. Of course, she may not agree with me on that, but I think she's amazing. When I first heard that a history committee was being formed to put together the history of Fulton County I knew I wanted to see the Kinder side of my family included in the book. ...
Boldly Going Nowhere (09/28/06)
Two weeks ago, I wrote a column titled "Where to Die," recounting a Forbes Magazine article listing the best places to expire in America based on certain criteria such as quality of health care, legal protections, estate taxes and so forth. Soon thereafter, I received a couple of requests (from younger people) as to the best places to live...
Boldly Going Nowhere (09/28/06)
Two weeks ago, I wrote a column titled "Where to Die," recounting a Forbes Magazine article listing the best places to expire in America based on certain criteria such as quality of health care, legal protections, estate taxes and so forth. Soon thereafter, I received a couple of requests (from younger people) as to the best places to live...
Fulton County History Book Opportunity of a lifetime (09/28/06)
I have been able the past month or so to spend some time visiting with my grandmother. She's 94 years old and has been blessed with a very sharp mind. Of course, she may not agree with me on that, but I think she's amazing. When I first heard that a history committee was being formed to put together the history of Fulton County I knew I wanted to see the Kinder side of my family included in the book. ...