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Damage assistance available (11/02/06)
OREGON COUNTY -- Assistance is available for cost share flood damage for residents in the Myrtle area. Oregon County Farm Services Agency Executive Director Dennis Johnson said last week that his office is now accepting applications due to the flood that occurred in the Myrtle portion of the county Sept. 22 and 23...
Stopping the flu bug (11/02/06)
FLU SHOTS: Hetti Abbott, left, of the Barton Hill subdivision in Thayer was at the Fun and Friends Senior Citizen Center last week for a flu shot. The shots were administered by Sheila Russell, administrator of the Oregon County Health Department. OREGON COUNTY -- The Oregon County Health Department offered two flu vaccine clinics last week, both Oct. 25...
Charges filed in shooting (11/02/06)
The Fulton County Sheriff's Office charged Jerry Lee Huber, 54, of Viola with aggravated assault Oct. 24 after he allegedly shot Zachery West, 21, also of Viola, Oct. 14. According to Fulton County Deputy Jason Martin, Huber confronted West and his brother Kaleb on Tuscan Lane in Viola after the brothers rear-ended his son Derek Huber's vehicle and verbally assaulted him...
Ballot issues discussed at chamber (11/02/06)
At their Oct. 25 meeting, the Salem Chamber of Commerce members listened to a detailed presentation regarding issues that will be on the ballot in the upcoming election. John Payne, public affairs educator with the University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture, explained Proposed Constitutional Amendment 1 and Referred Question 1...
Asking for your vote (11/02/06)
MAMMOTH SPRING -- Mammoth Spring mayoral candidates Jean Pace and Darrel Dubois were both given questions by The South Missourian News concerning the office they are seeking. Jean Pace returned the submitted questions, but candidate Darrel Dubois did not return the questions...
Fulton County voters have two write-in candidates (11/02/06)
In the Nov. 7 elections, Fulton County voters will have the opportunity to cast their votes for two write-in candidates. Write-in candidates are office seekers who did not run for office in the primary election and do not have to be registered with a specified political party...
Voters go to polls Nov. 7 (11/02/06)
The Fulton County sheriff's position will be decided in the Nov. 7 election. Incumbent Walter Dillinger (D) is running against write-in candidate Chuck Dabbs. Two Fulton County justices of the peace seats are contested. Incumbent Majorie A. Rogers (R) is facing Robert "Bob" Russell (D) in District 6. In District 7 Tom Harris (R) will run against David Cunningham (D)...
Schools ask court for resource officer (11/02/06)
MAMMOTH SPRING -- The need for added security and help dealing with situations at his school prompted Mammoth Spring School Superintendent Ron Taylor to ask Fulton County Judge Charles Willett and members of the Fulton County Quorum Court for help in funding a school resource officer at the school...
Chase ends in Fulton County (11/02/06)
Adron Brown, 35, of Batesville and Lenora Barks, 26, of Hannibal, Mo., were arrested near Salem and transported to the Independence County Jail after initiating a car chase in Batesville that ended in Fulton County Oct. 26. The two suspects, whom authorities suspected were involved with a drug transaction, were apprehended at approximately 1:45 p.m. near a pond about 200 yards from where they left their vehicle on Whipporwill Road...
Boeing plant leased (11/02/06)
Melbourne's Boeing plant, which closed in April of this year, resulting in the loss of over 100 jobs, has been given a new breath of life. Bad Boy Inc. is leasing the facility to produce multi-terrain utility vehicles comparable to the John Deere Gator and Kawasaki Mule, according to the business's chief financial advisor, David Brogden...
Voters will head to polls Nov. 7 (11/02/06)
OREGON COUNTY -- Polls will open at 6 a.m. and close at 7 p.m. for the Nov. 7 general election. Oregon County Clerk Gary Hensley said this will be the second time the new electronic voting machines have been used in the county and he anticipates no problem with the machines...
Former soldier dies in Kuwait (11/02/06)
A former Oxford man who served a tour of duty during Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom was killed in a motorcycle crash Oct. 18 in Kuwait City, Kuwait. Brandon Spencer Koch, 27, was riding his Italian style motorcycle to work when he crashed into another vehicle, said Koch's mother, Dolly Koch...
Halloween Safety: (11/02/06)
Halloween Safety: Salem Police Chief Al Roork takes time out for a picture after talking to the children at Salem Head Start about having safe Halloween fun Oct. 30. Photo/Ninemire
A Big Thank you: (11/02/06)
A Big Thank you: Mary Worthen, head of the Fulton County Medicine Assistance Program, awards Augusta Shrable a certificate recognizing her dedicated volunteer work. Awards were presented Oct. 25 at the program's open house in recognition of its one-year anniversary. Photo/Ninemire...
Tree City USA ... (11/02/06)
TREE PLANTING: The Arkansas Forestry Commission, Mammoth Spring Mayor Jean Pace and Tree City USA officials Bills Tibbits and Donna Collins attended a tree planting at Mammoth Spring Elementary School last week. See story on page 7.
Stopping the flu bug (11/02/06)
FLU SHOTS: Hetti Abbott, left, of the Barton Hill subdivision in Thayer was at the Fun and Friends Senior Citizen Center last week for a flu shot. The shots were administered by Sheila Russell, administrator of the Oregon County Health Department. OREGON COUNTY -- The Oregon County Health Department offered two flu vaccine clinics last week, both Oct. 25...
Charges filed in shooting (11/02/06)
The Fulton County Sheriff's Office charged Jerry Lee Huber, 54, of Viola with aggravated assault Oct. 24 after he allegedly shot Zachery West, 21, also of Viola, Oct. 14. According to Fulton County Deputy Jason Martin, Huber confronted West and his brother Kaleb on Tuscan Lane in Viola after the brothers rear-ended his son Derek Huber's vehicle and verbally assaulted him...
Damage assistance available (11/02/06)
OREGON COUNTY -- Assistance is available for cost share flood damage for residents in the Myrtle area. Oregon County Farm Services Agency Executive Director Dennis Johnson said last week that his office is now accepting applications due to the flood that occurred in the Myrtle portion of the county Sept. 22 and 23...
Asking for your vote (11/02/06)
MAMMOTH SPRING -- Mammoth Spring mayoral candidates Jean Pace and Darrel Dubois were both given questions by The South Missourian News concerning the office they are seeking. Jean Pace returned the submitted questions, but candidate Darrel Dubois did not return the questions...
Ballot issues discussed at chamber (11/02/06)
At their Oct. 25 meeting, the Salem Chamber of Commerce members listened to a detailed presentation regarding issues that will be on the ballot in the upcoming election. John Payne, public affairs educator with the University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture, explained Proposed Constitutional Amendment 1 and Referred Question 1...
Chase ends in Fulton County (11/02/06)
Adron Brown, 35, of Batesville and Lenora Barks, 26, of Hannibal, Mo., were arrested near Salem and transported to the Independence County Jail after initiating a car chase in Batesville that ended in Fulton County Oct. 26. The two suspects, whom authorities suspected were involved with a drug transaction, were apprehended at approximately 1:45 p.m. near a pond about 200 yards from where they left their vehicle on Whipporwill Road...
Schools ask court for resource officer (11/02/06)
MAMMOTH SPRING -- The need for added security and help dealing with situations at his school prompted Mammoth Spring School Superintendent Ron Taylor to ask Fulton County Judge Charles Willett and members of the Fulton County Quorum Court for help in funding a school resource officer at the school...
Voters go to polls Nov. 7 (11/02/06)
The Fulton County sheriff's position will be decided in the Nov. 7 election. Incumbent Walter Dillinger (D) is running against write-in candidate Chuck Dabbs. Two Fulton County justices of the peace seats are contested. Incumbent Majorie A. Rogers (R) is facing Robert "Bob" Russell (D) in District 6. In District 7 Tom Harris (R) will run against David Cunningham (D)...
Fulton County voters have two write-in candidates (11/02/06)
In the Nov. 7 elections, Fulton County voters will have the opportunity to cast their votes for two write-in candidates. Write-in candidates are office seekers who did not run for office in the primary election and do not have to be registered with a specified political party...
Boeing plant leased (11/02/06)
Melbourne's Boeing plant, which closed in April of this year, resulting in the loss of over 100 jobs, has been given a new breath of life. Bad Boy Inc. is leasing the facility to produce multi-terrain utility vehicles comparable to the John Deere Gator and Kawasaki Mule, according to the business's chief financial advisor, David Brogden...
Tree City USA ... (11/02/06)
TREE PLANTING: The Arkansas Forestry Commission, Mammoth Spring Mayor Jean Pace and Tree City USA officials Bills Tibbits and Donna Collins attended a tree planting at Mammoth Spring Elementary School last week. See story on page 7.
A Big Thank you: (11/02/06)
A Big Thank you: Mary Worthen, head of the Fulton County Medicine Assistance Program, awards Augusta Shrable a certificate recognizing her dedicated volunteer work. Awards were presented Oct. 25 at the program's open house in recognition of its one-year anniversary. Photo/Ninemire...
Former soldier dies in Kuwait (11/02/06)
A former Oxford man who served a tour of duty during Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom was killed in a motorcycle crash Oct. 18 in Kuwait City, Kuwait. Brandon Spencer Koch, 27, was riding his Italian style motorcycle to work when he crashed into another vehicle, said Koch's mother, Dolly Koch...
Voters will head to polls Nov. 7 (11/02/06)
OREGON COUNTY -- Polls will open at 6 a.m. and close at 7 p.m. for the Nov. 7 general election. Oregon County Clerk Gary Hensley said this will be the second time the new electronic voting machines have been used in the county and he anticipates no problem with the machines...
Halloween Safety: (11/02/06)
Halloween Safety: Salem Police Chief Al Roork takes time out for a picture after talking to the children at Salem Head Start about having safe Halloween fun Oct. 30. Photo/Ninemire
Chili supper to benefit prom (11/02/06)
There will be a chili supper sponsored by the Izard County Consolidated junior class on Nov. 14 at the Izard County Elementary cafeteria. The chili supper will help raise money for the junior and senior prom. Chili supper tickets are $5 each and the supper will be served from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m...
Fuller named top art teacher (11/02/06)
The Arkansas Art Educators, an affiliate of the National Art Education Association, will recognize several art educators from across the state. Missy Fuller of Highland High School will be awarded the 2006 Arkansas Secondary Art Educator of the Year...
Clark, Garner exchange vows (11/02/06)
Wedding vows were exchanged by Dr. Shelley Clarke and Thomas Linn Garner at Faith Presbyterian Church in Horseshoe Bend on Oct. 28. Brien Nix Hall officiated. The bride is the daughter of Dorothy Lowe of Horseshoe Bend and the late Bobby Lowe. Parents of the bridegroom are Linn and Willie Ann Garner of Glencoe...
Murphy earns FICF designation (11/02/06)
Sandra K. Murphy of Ash Flat, a Modern Woodman representative, recently earned the designation fraternal insurance counselor fellow (FICF). The FICF title is an educational designation that can be earned by career life insurance representatives associated with fraternal insurance societies. ...
Fuller named top art teacher (11/02/06)
The Arkansas Art Educators, an affiliate of the National Art Education Association, will recognize several art educators from across the state. Missy Fuller of Highland High School will be awarded the 2006 Arkansas Secondary Art Educator of the Year...
Clark, Garner exchange vows (11/02/06)
Wedding vows were exchanged by Dr. Shelley Clarke and Thomas Linn Garner at Faith Presbyterian Church in Horseshoe Bend on Oct. 28. Brien Nix Hall officiated. The bride is the daughter of Dorothy Lowe of Horseshoe Bend and the late Bobby Lowe. Parents of the bridegroom are Linn and Willie Ann Garner of Glencoe...
Murphy earns FICF designation (11/02/06)
Sandra K. Murphy of Ash Flat, a Modern Woodman representative, recently earned the designation fraternal insurance counselor fellow (FICF). The FICF title is an educational designation that can be earned by career life insurance representatives associated with fraternal insurance societies. ...
Chili supper to benefit prom (11/02/06)
There will be a chili supper sponsored by the Izard County Consolidated junior class on Nov. 14 at the Izard County Elementary cafeteria. The chili supper will help raise money for the junior and senior prom. Chili supper tickets are $5 each and the supper will be served from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m...
Slip slidin' away (11/02/06)
Question: When is it OK to feel good about an opposing running back rolling up 153 yards rushing against your football team? Answer: When your defense holds that running back to almost half his normal output. Such was the case on a windy, sloppy, muddy evening at Louis Bozman Stadium Oct. 27 as the Thayer Bobcats welcomed the number one Class 1 team in the state, the Marionville Comets, to town for the second District 3 game of the year...
Bearkatz escape Eagles' lair (11/02/06)
The friendly confines of the Sreamin' Eagles Nest in Lynn was anything but friendly for the home team Oct. 24, as Hillcrest welcomed Melbourne for a pair of non-conference games. Or more precisely, the free throw line was anything but friendly for the home team...
Mudslide of points (11/02/06)
Even in today's ultra-quick, get-it-done-now society, it's hard to get much done in a minute's time. Microwave popcorn doesn't even pop that fast. So imagine how hard it must be to get anything done in 23 seconds' time. But 23 seconds is all the time it took for the Mayflower Eagles to turn what had been a very competitive first 23 minutes of play into a runaway 46-3 2-3A Conference victory at Patrick Stadium over the visiting Salem Greyhounds Oct. 27...
Mudslide of points (11/02/06)
Even in today's ultra-quick, get-it-done-now society, it's hard to get much done in a minute's time. Microwave popcorn doesn't even pop that fast. So imagine how hard it must be to get anything done in 23 seconds' time. But 23 seconds is all the time it took for the Mayflower Eagles to turn what had been a very competitive first 23 minutes of play into a runaway 46-3 2-3A Conference victory at Patrick Stadium over the visiting Salem Greyhounds Oct. 27...
Slip slidin' away (11/02/06)
Question: When is it OK to feel good about an opposing running back rolling up 153 yards rushing against your football team? Answer: When your defense holds that running back to almost half his normal output. Such was the case on a windy, sloppy, muddy evening at Louis Bozman Stadium Oct. 27 as the Thayer Bobcats welcomed the number one Class 1 team in the state, the Marionville Comets, to town for the second District 3 game of the year...
Bearkatz escape Eagles' lair (11/02/06)
The friendly confines of the Sreamin' Eagles Nest in Lynn was anything but friendly for the home team Oct. 24, as Hillcrest welcomed Melbourne for a pair of non-conference games. Or more precisely, the free throw line was anything but friendly for the home team...
Lavada Greene Harper (11/02/06)
Ora Lavada Greene Harper, 86, died at Legacy Hospital in Tyler, Texas. She was born July 16, 1920, in Mammoth Spring to Milton Lorenzo Greene and Calrissia Maye Applegate Greene of Fulton County, who preceded her in death. She attended the Assembly of God in Mt. Carmel, Ill., for many years...
Elmer C. Wilson (11/02/06)
Elmer C. Wilson, of Searcy, Ark., formerly of Mammoth Spring, died Oct. 25, 2006. He was born May 20, 1918, in Manderson, Wyo., the son of Ernest and Ermine Wilson. He was a member of Park Avenue Baptist Church in Searcy, Chapter 382 Order of Eastern Star where he served in many offices, and the Searcy Masonic Lodge No. 49. He was a World War II veteran who served in the Army in the South Pacific...
Stephen Kester (11/02/06)
Stephen Dickson Kester of Salem, son of Paul Dickson and Beverly Jean (Martin) Kester, was born Nov. 9, 1947, at Kewanee, Ill. He died Oct. 20, 2006, at the Fulton County Hospital in Salem at the age of 58. Kester worked as a grocery store clerk. He attended school at Rock Island, East Moline and the University of Illinois. He was confirmed at the St. John's Lutheran Church in East Moline, Ill...
Howard Aaron Bell (11/02/06)
Howard Aaron Bell, died Oct. 16, 2006,. He was born in New Liberty community north of Alton on Sept. 8, 1921, the son of Samuel Wesley Bell and Lura Edith Albert Bell. He attended rural schools in Oregon County until his family moved to Alton, where he enjoyed playing on a winning basketball team and where he met his future wife, Frances Orr. He graduated from Alton High School in 1941...
Irene Ann Reece (11/02/06)
Irene Ann Reece, 98, of Thayer, was born June 13, 1908, in Gainesville, Mo. She died Oct. 16, 2006, at Shady Oaks Healthcare Center in Thayer. Survivors include a son, William Randolph Griggs of Lillian, Ala.; a daughter-in-law, Alita Griggs of Thayer; four grandchildren, Kelly Ann Warden, Brian Scott Griggs, Victoria Griggs and Angela Griggs; many great-grandchildren; and other relatives and friends...
Nola Inez Utley (11/02/06)
Nola Inez Utley, 92, of Pine Bluff died Oct. 19, 2006. Born in Evening Shade, she was preceded in death by her husband, one son, one grandson, one sister and one brother. Survivors include one son, Frank Utley of West Plains, Mo.; four grandsons; six great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren...
Wayne C. Graybeal Jr. (11/02/06)
Wayne C. "Mud Creek" Graybeal Jr., 72, of Williford, Ark., died Oct. 21, 2006, at his residence. He was born May 28, 1934, at Lancaster, Pa., the son of the late Mildred Graybeal and Wayne Graybeal Sr. He was a veteran of the Korean War, serving in the U.S. Marine Corps...
Grady Granger DuBois (11/02/06)
Grady Granger DuBois of Thayer, Mo., was born in West Plains, Mo. on Aug. 26, 2006, and died in Bentonville, Ark., on Oct. 20, 2006. Grady's parents are Geoff and Christie DuBois. His siblings are Eli, Isaiah and Gracie Love. Grandparents are Mike and Linda DuBois, Don and Cindy Hatman. ...
Frank B. Covollo Sr. (11/02/06)
Frank B. Covollo Sr. 78, of Highland died Oct. 23, 2006, at his residence. Covollo was born on Sept. 20, 1928, in Philadelphia, Pa., the son of Anthony and Mary Covollo. He was united in marriage to Dolores Chichirichi in Elton, Md., in 1945. Covollo was a veteran of the United States Army having served during World War II. He was retired from the heating and cooling industry...
Buna Ann Prewett (11/02/06)
Buna Ann Prewett of Oxford, daughter of the late Robert Lafayette and Catherine (Montgomery) Stroud, was born on May 21, 1927, at Wideman, Ark. She died Oct. 20, 2006, at the Fulton County Hospital in Salem at the age of 79. She was united in marriage to Bernard Raydean Prewett on Aug. 9, 1943, at Wheeling, Ark., and to this union a son was born. She worked as an inspector at the Tri-County Shirt Factory and was a member of the Oxford Church of Christ...
Jerry Daniel Clark (11/02/06)
Jerry Lloyd Daniel Clark of Horseshoe Bend, son of the late Floyd Macon and Linnie Mae (Smith) Clark, was born on July 11, 1937, at Canalou, Mo. He died Oct. 23, 2006, at North Arkansas Life Care Center in Horseshoe Bend at the age of 69. Clark was united in marriage to Patricia Mae Simmons on Oct. 24, 1957, at Crown Point, Ind. He worked as a landscaper and was of the Baptist faith...
Rosie Lee Ford (11/02/06)
Rosie Lee Ford, 93, of Pocahontas, Ark., died Oct. 25, 2006, at Randolph Medical Center. She was born on Dec. 12, 1912, in Elizabeth, Ark., the daughter of the late Laura (O'Dell) Foster and Zachary Taylor Foster. She was a homemaker. Survivors include two sons, Randal (Ann) Ford of Oakton, Va., and Don (Peggy) Ford of Nesbitt, Miss.; two daughters, Laura Ford of Pocahontas and Anna Gail (Eric) Thompson of Springdale, Ark.; one sister, Mary Lou (Eugene) Roberts of Paragould; three grandsons, Randy Ford and wife Jennifer of Knoxville, Tenn., Jefferson Ford of Oakton, Va., and Michael Ford of Nesbitt, Miss.; and a great-grandson, Rand Ford of Knoxville, Tenn.. ...
Gordon Neil Avery (11/02/06)
Gordon Neil Avery was born the son of Frank Avery and Minnie Trailor Avery on Aug. 19, 1934, in Haines City, Fla. He died Oct. 20, 2006, at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains, Mo. at the age of 72. He was united in marriage July 22, 1954, in Auburndale, Fla., son of Ella Faye Ennis...
Joe Bill Little (11/02/06)
Joe Bill Little, 66, of Alton died at his home on Oct. 18, 2006. He was born in Alton on April 12, 1940, the son of Clyde Little and Hazel Moore Little. He graduated from Alton High School in 1958 and served his country in the U.S. Army from 1963-64...
Neva Christene McMullen (11/02/06)
Neva Christene (Deather-age) Brown McMullen, 78, of Independence, Mo., died Oct. 16, 2006, at Independence Manor Care Center. She was born in Argosy, Ark. She was a member of Flora Baptist Church in Viola. Survivors include two sons, Richard Brown of Rainier, Oregon, and Danny Brown of Gardner, Kan.; three daughters, Ellene Brown of Centerville, Ohio, Linda Roberts of Indepen- dence, Mo., and Delores Sanders of Merkel, Texas; a stepson, Wayne McMullen of Lawrence, Kan.; a stepdaughter, Sharon Oschel of Lawrence, Kan.; two sisters, Eula Schieck of Oakville, Wash., and Vera Austin of Spokane, Wash.; six grandchildren; four stepgrandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; seven stepgreat-grandchildren; a great- great-grandchild; and a stepgreat-great-grandchild;. ...
Richard (Dick) Mack Bryan (11/02/06)
Richard (Dick) Mack Bryan, 77, of Cherokee Village died Oct. 27, 2006, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. He was born on Feb. 6, 1929, in Wapakoneta, Ohio, the son of the late Harry D. and Nina M. (Belcher) Bryan. He was a graduate of Blume High School in Wapakoneta and Northwestern School of Commerce in Lima, Ohio...
Brandon Spencer Koch (11/02/06)
Brandon Spencer Koch, age 28, of Kuwait City, Kuwait, formally of Oxford, Ark., died Oct. 18, 2006, in Kuwait. He was born on Nov. 10, 1978, to Curtis Eugene and Dolly Alena Layton Koch at Placerville, Calif. He served in the United States Army from, 1997 to 2004 where he was involved in Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom. ...
Betsy Artlett Winget (11/02/06)
Betsy Artlett Winget, 69, of Horseshoe Bend, daughter of the late Arthur and Bertha Yttrebold, was born on June 19, 1937, at Slater, Iowa. She died Oct. 22, 2006, at the Baxter Regional Medical Center in Mountain Home. She was united in marriage to Robert Dean Winget on June 24, 1995, at Des Moines...
Edna Billingsley (11/02/06)
Edna Willene Billingsley, 84, of Franklin, Ark., died Oct. 26, 2006, at the Community Medical Center in Calico Rock, Ark. Billingsley was born Aug. 4, 1922, in Ash Flat the daugher of Dewey and Flossie (Estes) Bates. She was a member of the Church of Christ in Franklin. She enjoyed workig crossword puzzles sewing and gardening...
Lenore L. Ring (11/02/06)
Lenore L. Ring, 91, of Cherokee Village died Oct. 22, 2006, at Eaglecrest Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Ash Flat. Ring was born Aug. 3, 1915, in Minneapolis, Minn., the daughter of Otto Franzen and Svea (Weden) Franzen. She graduated from St. ...
Gordon Neil Avery (11/02/06)
Gordon Neil Avery was born the son of Frank Avery and Minnie Trailor Avery on Aug. 19, 1934, in Haines City, Fla. He died Oct. 20, 2006, at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains, Mo. at the age of 72. He was united in marriage July 22, 1954, in Auburndale, Fla., son of Ella Faye Ennis...
Nola Inez Utley (11/02/06)
Nola Inez Utley, 92, of Pine Bluff died Oct. 19, 2006. Born in Evening Shade, she was preceded in death by her husband, one son, one grandson, one sister and one brother. Survivors include one son, Frank Utley of West Plains, Mo.; four grandsons; six great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren...
Irene Ann Reece (11/02/06)
Irene Ann Reece, 98, of Thayer, was born June 13, 1908, in Gainesville, Mo. She died Oct. 16, 2006, at Shady Oaks Healthcare Center in Thayer. Survivors include a son, William Randolph Griggs of Lillian, Ala.; a daughter-in-law, Alita Griggs of Thayer; four grandchildren, Kelly Ann Warden, Brian Scott Griggs, Victoria Griggs and Angela Griggs; many great-grandchildren; and other relatives and friends...
Howard Aaron Bell (11/02/06)
Howard Aaron Bell, died Oct. 16, 2006,. He was born in New Liberty community north of Alton on Sept. 8, 1921, the son of Samuel Wesley Bell and Lura Edith Albert Bell. He attended rural schools in Oregon County until his family moved to Alton, where he enjoyed playing on a winning basketball team and where he met his future wife, Frances Orr. He graduated from Alton High School in 1941...
Neva Christene McMullen (11/02/06)
Neva Christene (Deather-age) Brown McMullen, 78, of Independence, Mo., died Oct. 16, 2006, at Independence Manor Care Center. She was born in Argosy, Ark. She was a member of Flora Baptist Church in Viola. Survivors include two sons, Richard Brown of Rainier, Oregon, and Danny Brown of Gardner, Kan.; three daughters, Ellene Brown of Centerville, Ohio, Linda Roberts of Indepen- dence, Mo., and Delores Sanders of Merkel, Texas; a stepson, Wayne McMullen of Lawrence, Kan.; a stepdaughter, Sharon Oschel of Lawrence, Kan.; two sisters, Eula Schieck of Oakville, Wash., and Vera Austin of Spokane, Wash.; six grandchildren; four stepgrandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; seven stepgreat-grandchildren; a great- great-grandchild; and a stepgreat-great-grandchild;. ...
Stephen Kester (11/02/06)
Stephen Dickson Kester of Salem, son of Paul Dickson and Beverly Jean (Martin) Kester, was born Nov. 9, 1947, at Kewanee, Ill. He died Oct. 20, 2006, at the Fulton County Hospital in Salem at the age of 58. Kester worked as a grocery store clerk. He attended school at Rock Island, East Moline and the University of Illinois. He was confirmed at the St. John's Lutheran Church in East Moline, Ill...
Lavada Greene Harper (11/02/06)
Ora Lavada Greene Harper, 86, died at Legacy Hospital in Tyler, Texas. She was born July 16, 1920, in Mammoth Spring to Milton Lorenzo Greene and Calrissia Maye Applegate Greene of Fulton County, who preceded her in death. She attended the Assembly of God in Mt. Carmel, Ill., for many years...
Betsy Artlett Winget (11/02/06)
Betsy Artlett Winget, 69, of Horseshoe Bend, daughter of the late Arthur and Bertha Yttrebold, was born on June 19, 1937, at Slater, Iowa. She died Oct. 22, 2006, at the Baxter Regional Medical Center in Mountain Home. She was united in marriage to Robert Dean Winget on June 24, 1995, at Des Moines...
Joe Bill Little (11/02/06)
Joe Bill Little, 66, of Alton died at his home on Oct. 18, 2006. He was born in Alton on April 12, 1940, the son of Clyde Little and Hazel Moore Little. He graduated from Alton High School in 1958 and served his country in the U.S. Army from 1963-64...
Jerry Daniel Clark (11/02/06)
Jerry Lloyd Daniel Clark of Horseshoe Bend, son of the late Floyd Macon and Linnie Mae (Smith) Clark, was born on July 11, 1937, at Canalou, Mo. He died Oct. 23, 2006, at North Arkansas Life Care Center in Horseshoe Bend at the age of 69. Clark was united in marriage to Patricia Mae Simmons on Oct. 24, 1957, at Crown Point, Ind. He worked as a landscaper and was of the Baptist faith...
Buna Ann Prewett (11/02/06)
Buna Ann Prewett of Oxford, daughter of the late Robert Lafayette and Catherine (Montgomery) Stroud, was born on May 21, 1927, at Wideman, Ark. She died Oct. 20, 2006, at the Fulton County Hospital in Salem at the age of 79. She was united in marriage to Bernard Raydean Prewett on Aug. 9, 1943, at Wheeling, Ark., and to this union a son was born. She worked as an inspector at the Tri-County Shirt Factory and was a member of the Oxford Church of Christ...
Rosie Lee Ford (11/02/06)
Rosie Lee Ford, 93, of Pocahontas, Ark., died Oct. 25, 2006, at Randolph Medical Center. She was born on Dec. 12, 1912, in Elizabeth, Ark., the daughter of the late Laura (O'Dell) Foster and Zachary Taylor Foster. She was a homemaker. Survivors include two sons, Randal (Ann) Ford of Oakton, Va., and Don (Peggy) Ford of Nesbitt, Miss.; two daughters, Laura Ford of Pocahontas and Anna Gail (Eric) Thompson of Springdale, Ark.; one sister, Mary Lou (Eugene) Roberts of Paragould; three grandsons, Randy Ford and wife Jennifer of Knoxville, Tenn., Jefferson Ford of Oakton, Va., and Michael Ford of Nesbitt, Miss.; and a great-grandson, Rand Ford of Knoxville, Tenn.. ...
Richard (Dick) Mack Bryan (11/02/06)
Richard (Dick) Mack Bryan, 77, of Cherokee Village died Oct. 27, 2006, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. He was born on Feb. 6, 1929, in Wapakoneta, Ohio, the son of the late Harry D. and Nina M. (Belcher) Bryan. He was a graduate of Blume High School in Wapakoneta and Northwestern School of Commerce in Lima, Ohio...
Brandon Spencer Koch (11/02/06)
Brandon Spencer Koch, age 28, of Kuwait City, Kuwait, formally of Oxford, Ark., died Oct. 18, 2006, in Kuwait. He was born on Nov. 10, 1978, to Curtis Eugene and Dolly Alena Layton Koch at Placerville, Calif. He served in the United States Army from, 1997 to 2004 where he was involved in Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom. ...
Frank B. Covollo Sr. (11/02/06)
Frank B. Covollo Sr. 78, of Highland died Oct. 23, 2006, at his residence. Covollo was born on Sept. 20, 1928, in Philadelphia, Pa., the son of Anthony and Mary Covollo. He was united in marriage to Dolores Chichirichi in Elton, Md., in 1945. Covollo was a veteran of the United States Army having served during World War II. He was retired from the heating and cooling industry...
Elmer C. Wilson (11/02/06)
Elmer C. Wilson, of Searcy, Ark., formerly of Mammoth Spring, died Oct. 25, 2006. He was born May 20, 1918, in Manderson, Wyo., the son of Ernest and Ermine Wilson. He was a member of Park Avenue Baptist Church in Searcy, Chapter 382 Order of Eastern Star where he served in many offices, and the Searcy Masonic Lodge No. 49. He was a World War II veteran who served in the Army in the South Pacific...
Wayne C. Graybeal Jr. (11/02/06)
Wayne C. "Mud Creek" Graybeal Jr., 72, of Williford, Ark., died Oct. 21, 2006, at his residence. He was born May 28, 1934, at Lancaster, Pa., the son of the late Mildred Graybeal and Wayne Graybeal Sr. He was a veteran of the Korean War, serving in the U.S. Marine Corps...
Grady Granger DuBois (11/02/06)
Grady Granger DuBois of Thayer, Mo., was born in West Plains, Mo. on Aug. 26, 2006, and died in Bentonville, Ark., on Oct. 20, 2006. Grady's parents are Geoff and Christie DuBois. His siblings are Eli, Isaiah and Gracie Love. Grandparents are Mike and Linda DuBois, Don and Cindy Hatman. ...
Edna Billingsley (11/02/06)
Edna Willene Billingsley, 84, of Franklin, Ark., died Oct. 26, 2006, at the Community Medical Center in Calico Rock, Ark. Billingsley was born Aug. 4, 1922, in Ash Flat the daugher of Dewey and Flossie (Estes) Bates. She was a member of the Church of Christ in Franklin. She enjoyed workig crossword puzzles sewing and gardening...
Lenore L. Ring (11/02/06)
Lenore L. Ring, 91, of Cherokee Village died Oct. 22, 2006, at Eaglecrest Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Ash Flat. Ring was born Aug. 3, 1915, in Minneapolis, Minn., the daughter of Otto Franzen and Svea (Weden) Franzen. She graduated from St. ...
Savannah Lou Wheeler (11/02/06)
Savannah Lou Wheeler was born Nov. 17, 2006, at St. Bernard's Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro. She weighed 7 pounds, 6 ounces. She is the daughter of Ben and Marilynn Wheeler of Jonesboro. Her sibling is Jordan, age 8. Maternal grandparents are Bill and Hazel Gower of Thayer, Mo. Paternal grandparent is Sue Wheeler of Foley, Ala...
Alayna McKey Warren (11/02/06)
Rodney and Casey Warren of Alton are the parents of a baby girl, Alayna McKey. She was born at 6:09 p.m. Oct. 18, 2006, at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains. She weighed 6 pounds, 12 ounces and was 20 inches long. Her sibling is Gracetyn, 1. Grandparents are Clifford and Laura Warren, and Mack and Dana Roberts, all of Alton...
Hull celebrates 100 years (11/02/06)
Maggie Morgan Wise Hull celebrated her 100th birthday with a reception at Hardy First Baptist Church Oct. 22. Maggie Morgan Wise Hull was born Oct. 22, 1906, in Cleburne County, Tenn. Her parents were George Wenton Morgan and Ollie Eastridge Morgan...
Owen Kahne Guffey (11/02/06)
Hannah Guffey has announced the birth of her baby brother, Owen Kahne Guffey. Owen was born Aug. 16, 2006, at Conway Regional Medical Center in Conway, Ark. He weighed 7 pounds, 8 ounces and was 20 inches long. He is the son of Keith and Mindy Guffey of Vilonia, Ark...
Fallon Elizabeth McDonald (11/02/06)
Eric Clay McDonald and Karen Denise McDonald of Ash Flat announce the birth of a daughter born on Oct. 27, 2006, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. The baby has been named Fallon Elizabeth McDonald. She weighed 8 pounds, 7 ounces. Grandparents are Barry and Nancy Wilkes and Bob and Judy Wilson...
Ezekial Bridges (11/02/06)
Bradley and Kassie Bridges of Alton are the parents of a baby boy, Ezekial. He was born at 12:02 a.m. Oct 16, 2006, at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains. He weighed 6 pounds, 7 1/2 ounces and was 20 inches long. His sibling is Domineque, 2. Grandparents are Kenneth and Gloria Bridges of Alton and Jim and Suzie Lanman of Mammoth Spring...
Blake Allen Cook (11/02/06)
Justin Cook and Robien James of West Plains are the parents of a baby boy, Blake Allen Cook. He was born at 2:29 a.m. Oct. 15, 2006, at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains. He weighed 7 pounds, 5 ounces and was 21 inches long. His siblings are A.J., 5, and Ashlynn, 1. Grandparents are Paul and Diana Wiley and DeWayne and Sally Sisco, all of West Plains; Bob James of Koshkonong; and Roger Cook of Alton...
Owen Kahne Guffey (11/02/06)
Hannah Guffey has announced the birth of her baby brother, Owen Kahne Guffey. Owen was born Aug. 16, 2006, at Conway Regional Medical Center in Conway, Ark. He weighed 7 pounds, 8 ounces and was 20 inches long. He is the son of Keith and Mindy Guffey of Vilonia, Ark...
Fallon Elizabeth McDonald (11/02/06)
Eric Clay McDonald and Karen Denise McDonald of Ash Flat announce the birth of a daughter born on Oct. 27, 2006, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. The baby has been named Fallon Elizabeth McDonald. She weighed 8 pounds, 7 ounces. Grandparents are Barry and Nancy Wilkes and Bob and Judy Wilson...
Ezekial Bridges (11/02/06)
Bradley and Kassie Bridges of Alton are the parents of a baby boy, Ezekial. He was born at 12:02 a.m. Oct 16, 2006, at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains. He weighed 6 pounds, 7 1/2 ounces and was 20 inches long. His sibling is Domineque, 2. Grandparents are Kenneth and Gloria Bridges of Alton and Jim and Suzie Lanman of Mammoth Spring...
Hull celebrates 100 years (11/02/06)
Maggie Morgan Wise Hull celebrated her 100th birthday with a reception at Hardy First Baptist Church Oct. 22. Maggie Morgan Wise Hull was born Oct. 22, 1906, in Cleburne County, Tenn. Her parents were George Wenton Morgan and Ollie Eastridge Morgan...
Alayna McKey Warren (11/02/06)
Rodney and Casey Warren of Alton are the parents of a baby girl, Alayna McKey. She was born at 6:09 p.m. Oct. 18, 2006, at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains. She weighed 6 pounds, 12 ounces and was 20 inches long. Her sibling is Gracetyn, 1. Grandparents are Clifford and Laura Warren, and Mack and Dana Roberts, all of Alton...
Savannah Lou Wheeler (11/02/06)
Savannah Lou Wheeler was born Nov. 17, 2006, at St. Bernard's Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro. She weighed 7 pounds, 6 ounces. She is the daughter of Ben and Marilynn Wheeler of Jonesboro. Her sibling is Jordan, age 8. Maternal grandparents are Bill and Hazel Gower of Thayer, Mo. Paternal grandparent is Sue Wheeler of Foley, Ala...
Blake Allen Cook (11/02/06)
Justin Cook and Robien James of West Plains are the parents of a baby boy, Blake Allen Cook. He was born at 2:29 a.m. Oct. 15, 2006, at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains. He weighed 7 pounds, 5 ounces and was 21 inches long. His siblings are A.J., 5, and Ashlynn, 1. Grandparents are Paul and Diana Wiley and DeWayne and Sally Sisco, all of West Plains; Bob James of Koshkonong; and Roger Cook of Alton...
Francis, Jipp marry at Kansas City (11/02/06)
Amber Francis of Kansas City, Mo., daughter of Jonita (Smith) Francis, granddaughter of the late Ted Smith and the late Orre Jennings Smith of the Mitchell Community, and Joshua Jipp, son of Randy and Kay Jipp of Aurelia, Iowa, were united in marriage May 20 at Prairie Baptist Church in Kansas City, Kan. Pastor Warren Coe of Minneapolis, Minn., officiated at the ceremony...
Francis, Jipp marry at Kansas City (11/02/06)
Amber Francis of Kansas City, Mo., daughter of Jonita (Smith) Francis, granddaughter of the late Ted Smith and the late Orre Jennings Smith of the Mitchell Community, and Joshua Jipp, son of Randy and Kay Jipp of Aurelia, Iowa, were united in marriage May 20 at Prairie Baptist Church in Kansas City, Kan. Pastor Warren Coe of Minneapolis, Minn., officiated at the ceremony...