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Stories from Thursday, October 5, 2006

Give me a chain saw ... (10/05/06)
SAWING: Greg Hopper and his son Zane were not in the sawing competition at Yester Daze last weekend but they could not resist putting a little muscle into the saw. Photo/Sisk Lawrence
FBLA: (10/05/06)
FBLA: The Couch Future Business Leaders of America attended the State Leadership Conference in Columbia April 16-18. Arby McGhee competed in the Public Speaking I contest. Members attended various sessions, took part in officer elections and listened to exciting keynote speakers. Members attending were, from left, Arby McGhee, Sarah Nessling, Alex O'Neill, Traci Murdock, Matt Hudson, Lori Carpenter and Brandon Clayton...
Range war? (10/05/06)
NANCY LEE'S WEDDING BOUTIQUE AND CHAPEL: The front panels of DuQuette's fence remain after Mayor Gary Clayton ordered her to remove the sides that blocked foot traffic along the north side of the Salem Court Square. Photo/Ninemire Nancy Lee DuQuette, the owner of a retail shop on the Court Square in Salem, has removed fence panels from the sidewalk in front of her shop after being ordered to do so Sept. 28 by Salem Mayor Gary Clayton...
Prison term begins (10/05/06)
OREGON COUNTY -- A Hardy, Ark., man was transported by deputies from the Oregon County Sheriff's Department to state prison in Bonne Terre to serve a four-year prison sentence last week. Kenneth R. Seagraves, 21, was convicted of involuntary manslaughter in Oregon County Circuit Court by Associate Circuit Judge Jo Beth Prewitt after a plea hearing Sept. 22. Judge Prewitt sentenced Seagraves the same day...
FALL FUN: (10/05/06)
FALL FUN: Students in Diana Sholes' kindergarten class at Thayer Elementary School had fun last week studying about Johnny Appleseed. As the seasons change from summer to fall, Sholes uses Johnny Appleseed to teach the students about the seasons. Photo/Sisk Lawrence...
Search on for Horseshoe Bend man (10/05/06)
Horseshoe Bend and Mountain Home Police Departments continue to search for Norman Nilsen, 25, of Horseshoe Bend. Nilsen is the suspect in the Sept. 23 assault of a female clerk at the Best Western Carriage Inn in Mountain Home. According to authorities, Nilsen walked into the business's main office at approximately 4:45 a.m. requesting a room. The clerk, Lor Kha, 20, then escorted Nilsen to his room where he allegedly attacked her with a tire iron...
Black gold days are here (10/05/06)
ALTON -- The Ozark Black Gold Walnut Festival will start Oct. 6 on the square at Alton. The festival is sponsored by the Alton Chamber of Commerce. Dinner will be served from 5:30 to 7 p.m. The cost of the meal is $5 for adults and $3 for children under 10,...
Cleanup begins (10/05/06)
HELPING HANDS: John Richards, Salvation Army Jonesboro shelter manager, stirs a pot of beans at the canteen site near Riverbend Park Sept. 28. The Salvation Army and other groups made their home in the area the week after the severe storms. Photo/Wulff...
Fulton County in disaster declaration (10/05/06)
Governor Mike Huckabee activated recovery services through the Arkansas Department of Emergency Management (ADEM) and the Arkansas Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) to aid homeowners in counties with uninsured losses from the severe weather that occurred Sept. 22...
Follow procedures for found loot (10/05/06)
When the waters of the Spring River rise, causing widespread flooding and sending valuables downstream, looting is almost inevitable. Hardy Police Chief Ernie Rose has some words to the wise for those who have collected items off the river. These items still belong to someone else and it's against the law to take them...
Surplus auction at Mammoth (10/05/06)
MAMMOTH SPRING -- Mammoth Spring School Superintendent Ron Taylor said last week the school district will hold an auction of surplus school property at the school starting at 10 a.m. Oct. 7. "We are going to have lots of items to be auctioned that day, including a 1968 Chevrolet pickup truck and a grand piano," Taylor said. Both of these items can be viewed at the school...
Thayer receives grant (10/05/06)
THAYER -- Thayer was one of 30 Missouri communities that recently received economic impact grants. U.S. Agriculture Secretary Mike Johanns announced last week that Thayer received $10,300 for a new police car and an additional $9,000 for safety equipment for existing police cars...
Felony charges possible (10/05/06)
Terry Alberts, 52, of Melbourne was arrested Sept. 26 and charged with domestic violence. The Izard County Sheriff's Department has arrested Alberts numerous times on the same charge throughout the past few months as well as responded to Albert's residence multiple times on various complaints. Because of the repeated occurrences of the incidents, Albert's charges are likely to be upgraded to a felony, according to Lawrence...
Trail ride set at Thomasville (10/05/06)
THOMASVILLE -- The Eleven Point River Baptist Association will host the third annual Horse Whisper and Trail Ride Oct. 14 at the Thomasville Community Center and Arena. Registration for the ride will start at 9:30 a.m. with the actual ride at the Eleven Point Ranch running from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m...
Tiny hummers (10/05/06)
How close can you get to a hummingbird? One Union resident can tell you. This past August, Jeanne Foster found an injured hummingbird lying on her porch. "It (the hummingbird) was almost zombie-like. It didn't flinch when I came up to it, so I just picked it up," Foster said. "I couldn't believe that it was letting me hold it."...
Rape charges filed (10/05/06)
A Cave City man is charged with two counts of rape after he allegedly had sex with a 12-year-old girl. Jeffery Riggs, 30, is charged with two counts of the class Y felony. He is being held in the Sharp County Jail on a $180,000 bond. He was arrested Sept. 20 by Sharp County Detective Mark Counts and Detective Sgt. David Huffmaster...
George D. Hay Foundation holds hall of fame ceremony (10/05/06)
AWARD: George D. Hay Vice President Bob Ross and Bonnie Cohn, left, present awards to Maxine Brown and Bonnie Brown of the famous country music trio Jim Ed Brown and the Browns at the recent George D. Hay Induction and Awards ceremony held at Mammoth Spring. Photo/Gale Foster...
Young driver involved in wreck (10/05/06)
Kimberly Lee, 29, of Salem was transported by ambulance to the Fulton County Hospital after being struck in the rear by Elizabeth Wilden, 13, of Salem. Wilden was charged with driving without a license and following too close.
Give me a chain saw ... (10/05/06)
SAWING: Greg Hopper and his son Zane were not in the sawing competition at Yester Daze last weekend but they could not resist putting a little muscle into the saw. Photo/Sisk Lawrence
Young driver involved in wreck (10/05/06)
Kimberly Lee, 29, of Salem was transported by ambulance to the Fulton County Hospital after being struck in the rear by Elizabeth Wilden, 13, of Salem. Wilden was charged with driving without a license and following too close.
Rape charges filed (10/05/06)
A Cave City man is charged with two counts of rape after he allegedly had sex with a 12-year-old girl. Jeffery Riggs, 30, is charged with two counts of the class Y felony. He is being held in the Sharp County Jail on a $180,000 bond. He was arrested Sept. 20 by Sharp County Detective Mark Counts and Detective Sgt. David Huffmaster...
Trail ride set at Thomasville (10/05/06)
THOMASVILLE -- The Eleven Point River Baptist Association will host the third annual Horse Whisper and Trail Ride Oct. 14 at the Thomasville Community Center and Arena. Registration for the ride will start at 9:30 a.m. with the actual ride at the Eleven Point Ranch running from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m...
George D. Hay Foundation holds hall of fame ceremony (10/05/06)
AWARD: George D. Hay Vice President Bob Ross and Bonnie Cohn, left, present awards to Maxine Brown and Bonnie Brown of the famous country music trio Jim Ed Brown and the Browns at the recent George D. Hay Induction and Awards ceremony held at Mammoth Spring. Photo/Gale Foster...
Follow procedures for found loot (10/05/06)
When the waters of the Spring River rise, causing widespread flooding and sending valuables downstream, looting is almost inevitable. Hardy Police Chief Ernie Rose has some words to the wise for those who have collected items off the river. These items still belong to someone else and it's against the law to take them...
Fulton County in disaster declaration (10/05/06)
Governor Mike Huckabee activated recovery services through the Arkansas Department of Emergency Management (ADEM) and the Arkansas Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) to aid homeowners in counties with uninsured losses from the severe weather that occurred Sept. 22...
Search on for Horseshoe Bend man (10/05/06)
Horseshoe Bend and Mountain Home Police Departments continue to search for Norman Nilsen, 25, of Horseshoe Bend. Nilsen is the suspect in the Sept. 23 assault of a female clerk at the Best Western Carriage Inn in Mountain Home. According to authorities, Nilsen walked into the business's main office at approximately 4:45 a.m. requesting a room. The clerk, Lor Kha, 20, then escorted Nilsen to his room where he allegedly attacked her with a tire iron...
Prison term begins (10/05/06)
OREGON COUNTY -- A Hardy, Ark., man was transported by deputies from the Oregon County Sheriff's Department to state prison in Bonne Terre to serve a four-year prison sentence last week. Kenneth R. Seagraves, 21, was convicted of involuntary manslaughter in Oregon County Circuit Court by Associate Circuit Judge Jo Beth Prewitt after a plea hearing Sept. 22. Judge Prewitt sentenced Seagraves the same day...
Range war? (10/05/06)
NANCY LEE'S WEDDING BOUTIQUE AND CHAPEL: The front panels of DuQuette's fence remain after Mayor Gary Clayton ordered her to remove the sides that blocked foot traffic along the north side of the Salem Court Square. Photo/Ninemire Nancy Lee DuQuette, the owner of a retail shop on the Court Square in Salem, has removed fence panels from the sidewalk in front of her shop after being ordered to do so Sept. 28 by Salem Mayor Gary Clayton...
FBLA: (10/05/06)
FBLA: The Couch Future Business Leaders of America attended the State Leadership Conference in Columbia April 16-18. Arby McGhee competed in the Public Speaking I contest. Members attended various sessions, took part in officer elections and listened to exciting keynote speakers. Members attending were, from left, Arby McGhee, Sarah Nessling, Alex O'Neill, Traci Murdock, Matt Hudson, Lori Carpenter and Brandon Clayton...
Black gold days are here (10/05/06)
ALTON -- The Ozark Black Gold Walnut Festival will start Oct. 6 on the square at Alton. The festival is sponsored by the Alton Chamber of Commerce. Dinner will be served from 5:30 to 7 p.m. The cost of the meal is $5 for adults and $3 for children under 10,...
Felony charges possible (10/05/06)
Terry Alberts, 52, of Melbourne was arrested Sept. 26 and charged with domestic violence. The Izard County Sheriff's Department has arrested Alberts numerous times on the same charge throughout the past few months as well as responded to Albert's residence multiple times on various complaints. Because of the repeated occurrences of the incidents, Albert's charges are likely to be upgraded to a felony, according to Lawrence...
Thayer receives grant (10/05/06)
THAYER -- Thayer was one of 30 Missouri communities that recently received economic impact grants. U.S. Agriculture Secretary Mike Johanns announced last week that Thayer received $10,300 for a new police car and an additional $9,000 for safety equipment for existing police cars...
Surplus auction at Mammoth (10/05/06)
MAMMOTH SPRING -- Mammoth Spring School Superintendent Ron Taylor said last week the school district will hold an auction of surplus school property at the school starting at 10 a.m. Oct. 7. "We are going to have lots of items to be auctioned that day, including a 1968 Chevrolet pickup truck and a grand piano," Taylor said. Both of these items can be viewed at the school...
Cleanup begins (10/05/06)
HELPING HANDS: John Richards, Salvation Army Jonesboro shelter manager, stirs a pot of beans at the canteen site near Riverbend Park Sept. 28. The Salvation Army and other groups made their home in the area the week after the severe storms. Photo/Wulff...
FALL FUN: (10/05/06)
FALL FUN: Students in Diana Sholes' kindergarten class at Thayer Elementary School had fun last week studying about Johnny Appleseed. As the seasons change from summer to fall, Sholes uses Johnny Appleseed to teach the students about the seasons. Photo/Sisk Lawrence...
Tiny hummers (10/05/06)
How close can you get to a hummingbird? One Union resident can tell you. This past August, Jeanne Foster found an injured hummingbird lying on her porch. "It (the hummingbird) was almost zombie-like. It didn't flinch when I came up to it, so I just picked it up," Foster said. "I couldn't believe that it was letting me hold it."...
Folk dancing class set at Ozarka College (10/05/06)
The Continuing Education Department at Ozarka College in Melbourne is offering a unique fitness and learning experience through an International Folk Dancing Course. This six-week class is set to begin Oct. 16 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. and continue every Monday evening at that time through Nov. 20. The class will take place on the stage of the John E. Miller Auditorium on the Melbourne campus at Ozarka...
Riley Shane Tompkins (10/05/06)
Brandon and Kristen Tompkins announce the arrival of their baby brother, Riley Shane, born July 6, 2006. Parents are Tom and Richele Tompkins of Mount Vernon, Ill. Grandparents are Richard and Deeann Endsley of Mount Vernon, and Gladys Tompkins and the late Tom Tompkins of Thayer...
Mallet to represent north central Arkansas at state (10/05/06)
Erin Mallet, the 17-year-old daughter of Mark and Jean Mallet of Mountain View, was named the 2006 Miss North Central Arkansas District Fair Queen Saturday in Melbourne at the pageant held in the John E. Miller Auditorium on the campus of Ozarka College. ...
Couch soldier learns teamwork (10/05/06)
A Soldier from Couch, Mo., is learning about teamwork as part of a Missouri National Guard program designed to prepare new troops for initial entry training. Pvt. Drew Findley, of Couch is taking part in those activities and much more as part of the Guard's Recruit Sustainment Program (RSP)...
Heotis graduates from basic training (10/05/06)
Army National Guard Pvt. Nathaniel J. Heotis has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. He is the son of Christina Heotis of Alton. During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values, developed physical fitness, and received instruction and practice in basic combat skills, military weapons, chemical warfare and bayonet training, drill and ceremony, marching, rifle marksmanship, armed and unarmed combat, map reading, field tactics, military courtesy, military justice system, basic first aid, foot marches and field training exercises.. ...
Hardy arts and crafts festival seeks vendors (10/05/06)
Artisans and crafters throughout Arkansas and surrounding states will display their talents in Old Hardy Town on the weekend of Oct. 21 and 22. The event is free to the public and will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday in the Old Hardy Gym and several other locations along Main Street...
Mallet to represent north central Arkansas at state (10/05/06)
Erin Mallet, the 17-year-old daughter of Mark and Jean Mallet of Mountain View, was named the 2006 Miss North Central Arkansas District Fair Queen Saturday in Melbourne at the pageant held in the John E. Miller Auditorium on the campus of Ozarka College. ...
Heotis graduates from basic training (10/05/06)
Army National Guard Pvt. Nathaniel J. Heotis has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. He is the son of Christina Heotis of Alton. During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values, developed physical fitness, and received instruction and practice in basic combat skills, military weapons, chemical warfare and bayonet training, drill and ceremony, marching, rifle marksmanship, armed and unarmed combat, map reading, field tactics, military courtesy, military justice system, basic first aid, foot marches and field training exercises.. ...
Hardy arts and crafts festival seeks vendors (10/05/06)
Artisans and crafters throughout Arkansas and surrounding states will display their talents in Old Hardy Town on the weekend of Oct. 21 and 22. The event is free to the public and will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday in the Old Hardy Gym and several other locations along Main Street...
Riley Shane Tompkins (10/05/06)
Brandon and Kristen Tompkins announce the arrival of their baby brother, Riley Shane, born July 6, 2006. Parents are Tom and Richele Tompkins of Mount Vernon, Ill. Grandparents are Richard and Deeann Endsley of Mount Vernon, and Gladys Tompkins and the late Tom Tompkins of Thayer...
Folk dancing class set at Ozarka College (10/05/06)
The Continuing Education Department at Ozarka College in Melbourne is offering a unique fitness and learning experience through an International Folk Dancing Course. This six-week class is set to begin Oct. 16 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. and continue every Monday evening at that time through Nov. 20. The class will take place on the stage of the John E. Miller Auditorium on the Melbourne campus at Ozarka...
Couch soldier learns teamwork (10/05/06)
A Soldier from Couch, Mo., is learning about teamwork as part of a Missouri National Guard program designed to prepare new troops for initial entry training. Pvt. Drew Findley, of Couch is taking part in those activities and much more as part of the Guard's Recruit Sustainment Program (RSP)...
MSU-WP golf season tees off (10/05/06)
Members of the Missouri State University-West Plains club golf team competed in its first two tournaments during September and showed they have what it takes to play at the collegiate level. At their first event, the Missouri Intercollegiate Tournament Sept. 3-5 at The Club at Porta Cima, a private golf course at Lake of the Ozarks, the team placed 14th out of 17 teams. Team member Ben Knight of West Plains finished 24th out of 150 golfers with rounds of 79-75-79...
What pressure? (10/05/06)
There was no element of surprise this time, no sneaking up on anybody. Turns out it really didn't matter anyway. A year after coming out of nowhere to win the Class AA State Golf Championship with a team comprised of freshmen and sophomores, the Melbourne Lady Bearkatz successfully defended their crown, and their home turf, by winning the Class 2A State Golf Championship at Cooper's Hawk Golf Club in Melbourne Sept. 26...
On the prowl (10/05/06)
There's little doubt this is a different group of Panthers. A year after going winless and suffering through their worst season since the mid-80s, the Yellville-Summit Panthers have gotten back on track the first weeks of the 2006 season with a couple of impressive victories...
On the prowl (10/05/06)
There's little doubt this is a different group of Panthers. A year after going winless and suffering through their worst season since the mid-80s, the Yellville-Summit Panthers have gotten back on track the first weeks of the 2006 season with a couple of impressive victories...
What pressure? (10/05/06)
There was no element of surprise this time, no sneaking up on anybody. Turns out it really didn't matter anyway. A year after coming out of nowhere to win the Class AA State Golf Championship with a team comprised of freshmen and sophomores, the Melbourne Lady Bearkatz successfully defended their crown, and their home turf, by winning the Class 2A State Golf Championship at Cooper's Hawk Golf Club in Melbourne Sept. 26...
MSU-WP golf season tees off (10/05/06)
Members of the Missouri State University-West Plains club golf team competed in its first two tournaments during September and showed they have what it takes to play at the collegiate level. At their first event, the Missouri Intercollegiate Tournament Sept. 3-5 at The Club at Porta Cima, a private golf course at Lake of the Ozarks, the team placed 14th out of 17 teams. Team member Ben Knight of West Plains finished 24th out of 150 golfers with rounds of 79-75-79...
Marie Louise Marlin (10/05/06)
Marie Louise Marlin of Salem, daughter of the late Madison Bathis and Maggie Lee (Combs) Roe, was born June 10, 1927, in Kansas City, Mo. She died Sept. 26, 2006, at her home in Salem at the age of 79. She was united in marriage to Leroy Marlin July 17, 1948, at Viola. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She worked as a secretary for Wal Mart in Bentonville, Ark. She was a member of the Salem Church of Christ...
LaVelle Emery (10/05/06)
LaVelle (Lee) Emery of Sturkie, Ark., daughter of the late John William and Lillian Viola (Payne) Huskey, was born Jan. 28, 1929, in Hood River, Ore. She died Sept. 23, 2006, at the Fulton County Hospital in Salem at the age of 77. Emery was united in marriage to Olen Ray Emery on Jan. 21, 1955, at Port Orchard, Wash., and to this union three children were born...
Vila Oyler (10/05/06)
Vila Oyler, age 92, of Ash Flat died Sept. 23, 2006, at the Fulton County Hospital in Salem. She was born March 1, 1914, near Poughkeepsie to Samuel Wesley and Josie Ella (Powell) Anderson. She was a cook at Ash Flat and Highland schools for many years and a member of the Corinth Methodist Church at Ash Flat...
Chloe Crotts (10/05/06)
Chloe Crotts of Viola, daughter of the late Taylor and Maude C. (Hunter) Taylor, was born Nov. 18, 1904, in Byron, Ark. She died Sept. 24, 2006, at the Fulton County Nursing Home in Salem at the age of 101 years, 10 months and 6 days. She was united in marriage to Burgan Leon Crotts on March 14, 1921, at Viola. She was a homemaker/farmer and was of the Church of Christ faith...
Carl Sutherland (10/05/06)
Carl Sutherland, son of the late Odell Sutherland and Della Derringer Sutherland, was born April 18, 1914, at Camp, Ark. He died Sept. 21, 2006, at Baxter Regional Medical Center in Mountain Home at the age of 92. He was united in marriage to Ruth Faulconer on Aug. 7, 1938, at Hardy. To this union seven children were born. He was employed as a farmer and sawmill operator. He was a member of the Camp Methodist Church...
Dolores Mae Pruett (10/05/06)
Dolores Mae Pruett of Viola, daughter of the late Orvile Orian and Dorothy (Holmes) Pruett, was born Oct. 8, 1930, in Kansas City, Mo. She died Sept. 26, 2006, at her home in Viola, at the age of 75. Pruett was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She worked as a house cleaning maid. She was of the Baptist faith...
Lucille Pinkind (10/05/06)
Lucille Pinkind was born Feb. 9, 1920, in Hardy. She died Sept. 4, 2006, in Carson City, Nev. She was preceded in death by her parents, William and Hessie Harbison; her husband, George Pinkind; brother, Warren Harbison; her son, Fred Whitted; and her son-in-law, Bill Stewart...
Norma C. Vaughn (10/05/06)
Norma C. (Hawkin) Peterson Vaughn, of the Ash Flat Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, formerly of Cherokee Village, died Sept. 22, 2006, at the nursing home in Ash Flat. She was born Nov. 2, 1925, in Detroit, Mich., the daughter of the late Lynn and Lillian Hawken. She was united in marriage to her first husband, Samuel R. Peterson, on Dec. 19, 1942, in Detroit. He preceded her in death on Nov. 17, 1979...
Simon Ray Buck (10/05/06)
Simon Ray Buck, 20, of Violet Hill died Sept. 29, 2006, at the Fulton County Hospital in Salem. Buck was born Feb. 4, 1986, to James Merlin and Cynthia Ann Kornuth Buck in Rio Rancho, N.M. He was an avid hunter, fisherman and outdoorsman. He was a member of Franklin Baptist Church...
Thomas Oliver Wilson (10/05/06)
Thomas Oliver Wilson of Ash Flat, son of the late Luther and Anna (Ross) Wilson, was born April 4, 1917, in Charlotte, Ark. He died Sept. 30, 2006, at Eaglecrest Nursing and Rehab Center in Ash Flat at the age of 89. Wilson was a farmer and of the Protestant faith...
Elizabeth Shew (10/05/06)
Elizabeth Deloras Shew, daughter of Elmer and Chloe (Walters) Moss, was born in Adair County, Mo., near Novinger on July 15, 1926, and died Sept. 21, 2006, at Pearl's II Eden for Elders in Princeton, Mo., at the age of 80. She was married to James Benjamin "J.B." Shew on Feb. 4, 1946, in Troy, Kans. He preceded her in death on Dec. 28, 1989. She was also preceded in death by her parents; a granddaughter, Brandi Jo Duff; and by a daughter-in-law, Nancy Shew...
M.H. Fontenot (10/05/06)
M.H. Fontenot, 69, of Cave City, formerly of California and Louisiana, died Sept. 28, 2006, at his home. He was born Feb. 21, 1937, in Collinston, La., to Clarence and Blanche Iota (Warton) Fontenot. He was a veteran, retired from the U.S. Navy and civil service. He was a Baptist...
Niki Ann Gold (10/05/06)
~Died 9-27-2006 Niki Ann (Gipson) Gold, 52, of Evening Shade died Sept. 27, 2006, at her residence. Funeral arrangements were incomplete at press time Monday. Arrangements are by Heath Oak Hill Chapel in Hardy.
Byron Wayne Whitaker (10/05/06)
Byron Wayne Whitaker was born June 27, 1930, the son of Guy James Whitaker and Mabel Ruth Stuttle Whitaker, in Emporia, Kan. He died Sept. 23, 2006, at West Vue Nursing Center in West Plains, Mo., at the age of 76. He married Lois Walliser in 1950 in Emporia. He later married Karen Hix. He later married Dorothy James...
David Michael Largent (10/05/06)
David Michael Largent, 57, of Hardy died Sept. 30, 2006, in Ash Flat. Largent was born Aug. 12, 1949, in Pontiac, Mich., the son of W.W. Largent and Ernestine (Gooch) Largent Rathbun. He was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps. He was an avid hunter, fisherman and sports fan. He was a member of the Church of Christ...
Chris Allen Bodkins (10/05/06)
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. He was a junior firefighter for the Williford Volunteer Fire Department...
Truman C. Benton (10/05/06)
Truman C. Benton of Salem, son of the late John Allen and Ona Jane (Butts) Benton, was born Oct. 4, 1913, in Frenchtown, Ark. He died Sept. 28, 2006, at the Fulton County Hospital in Salem at the age of 92. Benton married Oval Hall on Aug. 25, 1931, at Salem. He was a farmer, carpenter and owner of a leather and shoe repair shop. He was a member of the Salem Church of Christ...
Henry Floyd Wooldridge (10/05/06)
Henry Floyd Wooldridge, age 89, died Sept. 23, 2006, in Ash Flat. He was born the son of Kie and Mayme Johnson Wooldridge on Nov. 7, 1916, in Thayer, Mo. He was united in marriage in 1935 in West Plains, Mo., to Opal Marie Harper who preceded him in death Jan. 6, 2005...
Jay Marlin Brewer (10/05/06)
Jay Marlin Brewer, 82, of Jonesboro died Sept. 27, 2006, at Skillcare Nursing Home in Jonesboro. Born in Myrtle, Mo., April 14, 1924, he lived in Hardy before moving to Jonesboro a few years ago. He was a retired employee of Cash Builders Supply in Nettleton. He was a member of the Church of God in Jonesboro...
David Michael Largent (10/05/06)
David Michael Largent, 57, of Hardy died Sept. 30, 2006, in Ash Flat. Largent was born Aug. 12, 1949, in Pontiac, Mich., the son of W.W. Largent and Ernestine (Gooch) Largent Rathbun. He was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps. He was an avid hunter, fisherman and sports fan. He was a member of the Church of Christ...
Byron Wayne Whitaker (10/05/06)
Byron Wayne Whitaker was born June 27, 1930, the son of Guy James Whitaker and Mabel Ruth Stuttle Whitaker, in Emporia, Kan. He died Sept. 23, 2006, at West Vue Nursing Center in West Plains, Mo., at the age of 76. He married Lois Walliser in 1950 in Emporia. He later married Karen Hix. He later married Dorothy James...
Elizabeth Shew (10/05/06)
Elizabeth Deloras Shew, daughter of Elmer and Chloe (Walters) Moss, was born in Adair County, Mo., near Novinger on July 15, 1926, and died Sept. 21, 2006, at Pearl's II Eden for Elders in Princeton, Mo., at the age of 80. She was married to James Benjamin "J.B." Shew on Feb. 4, 1946, in Troy, Kans. He preceded her in death on Dec. 28, 1989. She was also preceded in death by her parents; a granddaughter, Brandi Jo Duff; and by a daughter-in-law, Nancy Shew...
Norma C. Vaughn (10/05/06)
Norma C. (Hawkin) Peterson Vaughn, of the Ash Flat Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, formerly of Cherokee Village, died Sept. 22, 2006, at the nursing home in Ash Flat. She was born Nov. 2, 1925, in Detroit, Mich., the daughter of the late Lynn and Lillian Hawken. She was united in marriage to her first husband, Samuel R. Peterson, on Dec. 19, 1942, in Detroit. He preceded her in death on Nov. 17, 1979...
Dolores Mae Pruett (10/05/06)
Dolores Mae Pruett of Viola, daughter of the late Orvile Orian and Dorothy (Holmes) Pruett, was born Oct. 8, 1930, in Kansas City, Mo. She died Sept. 26, 2006, at her home in Viola, at the age of 75. Pruett was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She worked as a house cleaning maid. She was of the Baptist faith...
Henry Floyd Wooldridge (10/05/06)
Henry Floyd Wooldridge, age 89, died Sept. 23, 2006, in Ash Flat. He was born the son of Kie and Mayme Johnson Wooldridge on Nov. 7, 1916, in Thayer, Mo. He was united in marriage in 1935 in West Plains, Mo., to Opal Marie Harper who preceded him in death Jan. 6, 2005...
Lucille Pinkind (10/05/06)
Lucille Pinkind was born Feb. 9, 1920, in Hardy. She died Sept. 4, 2006, in Carson City, Nev. She was preceded in death by her parents, William and Hessie Harbison; her husband, George Pinkind; brother, Warren Harbison; her son, Fred Whitted; and her son-in-law, Bill Stewart...
M.H. Fontenot (10/05/06)
M.H. Fontenot, 69, of Cave City, formerly of California and Louisiana, died Sept. 28, 2006, at his home. He was born Feb. 21, 1937, in Collinston, La., to Clarence and Blanche Iota (Warton) Fontenot. He was a veteran, retired from the U.S. Navy and civil service. He was a Baptist...
Simon Ray Buck (10/05/06)
Simon Ray Buck, 20, of Violet Hill died Sept. 29, 2006, at the Fulton County Hospital in Salem. Buck was born Feb. 4, 1986, to James Merlin and Cynthia Ann Kornuth Buck in Rio Rancho, N.M. He was an avid hunter, fisherman and outdoorsman. He was a member of Franklin Baptist Church...
Niki Ann Gold (10/05/06)
~Died 9-27-2006 Niki Ann (Gipson) Gold, 52, of Evening Shade died Sept. 27, 2006, at her residence. Funeral arrangements were incomplete at press time Monday. Arrangements are by Heath Oak Hill Chapel in Hardy.
Jay Marlin Brewer (10/05/06)
Jay Marlin Brewer, 82, of Jonesboro died Sept. 27, 2006, at Skillcare Nursing Home in Jonesboro. Born in Myrtle, Mo., April 14, 1924, he lived in Hardy before moving to Jonesboro a few years ago. He was a retired employee of Cash Builders Supply in Nettleton. He was a member of the Church of God in Jonesboro...
Carl Sutherland (10/05/06)
Carl Sutherland, son of the late Odell Sutherland and Della Derringer Sutherland, was born April 18, 1914, at Camp, Ark. He died Sept. 21, 2006, at Baxter Regional Medical Center in Mountain Home at the age of 92. He was united in marriage to Ruth Faulconer on Aug. 7, 1938, at Hardy. To this union seven children were born. He was employed as a farmer and sawmill operator. He was a member of the Camp Methodist Church...
Marie Louise Marlin (10/05/06)
Marie Louise Marlin of Salem, daughter of the late Madison Bathis and Maggie Lee (Combs) Roe, was born June 10, 1927, in Kansas City, Mo. She died Sept. 26, 2006, at her home in Salem at the age of 79. She was united in marriage to Leroy Marlin July 17, 1948, at Viola. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She worked as a secretary for Wal Mart in Bentonville, Ark. She was a member of the Salem Church of Christ...
LaVelle Emery (10/05/06)
LaVelle (Lee) Emery of Sturkie, Ark., daughter of the late John William and Lillian Viola (Payne) Huskey, was born Jan. 28, 1929, in Hood River, Ore. She died Sept. 23, 2006, at the Fulton County Hospital in Salem at the age of 77. Emery was united in marriage to Olen Ray Emery on Jan. 21, 1955, at Port Orchard, Wash., and to this union three children were born...
Vila Oyler (10/05/06)
Vila Oyler, age 92, of Ash Flat died Sept. 23, 2006, at the Fulton County Hospital in Salem. She was born March 1, 1914, near Poughkeepsie to Samuel Wesley and Josie Ella (Powell) Anderson. She was a cook at Ash Flat and Highland schools for many years and a member of the Corinth Methodist Church at Ash Flat...
Chloe Crotts (10/05/06)
Chloe Crotts of Viola, daughter of the late Taylor and Maude C. (Hunter) Taylor, was born Nov. 18, 1904, in Byron, Ark. She died Sept. 24, 2006, at the Fulton County Nursing Home in Salem at the age of 101 years, 10 months and 6 days. She was united in marriage to Burgan Leon Crotts on March 14, 1921, at Viola. She was a homemaker/farmer and was of the Church of Christ faith...
Thomas Oliver Wilson (10/05/06)
Thomas Oliver Wilson of Ash Flat, son of the late Luther and Anna (Ross) Wilson, was born April 4, 1917, in Charlotte, Ark. He died Sept. 30, 2006, at Eaglecrest Nursing and Rehab Center in Ash Flat at the age of 89. Wilson was a farmer and of the Protestant faith...
Truman C. Benton (10/05/06)
Truman C. Benton of Salem, son of the late John Allen and Ona Jane (Butts) Benton, was born Oct. 4, 1913, in Frenchtown, Ark. He died Sept. 28, 2006, at the Fulton County Hospital in Salem at the age of 92. Benton married Oval Hall on Aug. 25, 1931, at Salem. He was a farmer, carpenter and owner of a leather and shoe repair shop. He was a member of the Salem Church of Christ...
Chris Allen Bodkins (10/05/06)
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. He was a junior firefighter for the Williford Volunteer Fire Department...
Fisher Lee Tyler (10/05/06)
Kimberly and Justin Tyler of Sturkie are the proud parents of a baby boy. Fisher Lee Tyler was born at Baxter Regional Medical Center Aug. 15, 2006, at 5:43 p.m. He weighed 7 pounds, 8 ounces and was 20 inches long. Grandparents are Nick and Charlotte Painter of Salem, Randy and Jana Tyler and Kim York, all of Sturkie...
Fisher Lee Tyler (10/05/06)
Kimberly and Justin Tyler of Sturkie are the proud parents of a baby boy. Fisher Lee Tyler was born at Baxter Regional Medical Center Aug. 15, 2006, at 5:43 p.m. He weighed 7 pounds, 8 ounces and was 20 inches long. Grandparents are Nick and Charlotte Painter of Salem, Randy and Jana Tyler and Kim York, all of Sturkie...
Broughtons to celebrate 60th wedding anniversary (10/05/06)
Joe and Marge Broughton of Glencoe will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary Oct. 5. There will be a drop-in reception for them at the VFW building in Salem Oct. 5 from 5 to 7 p.m. All are invited to stop by and help them celebrate. They request no gifts...
Crottses married 60 years (10/05/06)
Scott and Lucille Crotts of rural Thayer will observe their 60th wedding anniversary Oct. 6. They were married Oct. 6, 1946, at First Baptist Church in Alton.
Crottses married 60 years (10/05/06)
Scott and Lucille Crotts of rural Thayer will observe their 60th wedding anniversary Oct. 6. They were married Oct. 6, 1946, at First Baptist Church in Alton.
Broughtons to celebrate 60th wedding anniversary (10/05/06)
Joe and Marge Broughton of Glencoe will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary Oct. 5. There will be a drop-in reception for them at the VFW building in Salem Oct. 5 from 5 to 7 p.m. All are invited to stop by and help them celebrate. They request no gifts...
SUNBURST QUEEN: (10/05/06)
SUNBURST QUEEN: Lexi Claire Hammond, 2-year-old daughter of Steve and Leslie Hammond of Salem, was crowned at the Sunburst Pageant in Mountain Home Sept. 24. She will now compete at the state level in Hot Springs in May 2007.
Boldly Going Nowhere (10/05/06)
Anthropologists once believed North and South America had initially been populated by Asians crossing a land bridge connecting Asia and Alaska during the last Ice Age, some 20,000 years ago. However, recent genetic DNA analysis of Native Americans now places the initial wave of migration between 38,000 and 50,000 years ago...