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Stories from Thursday, December 28, 2006

Friends give library to Horseshoe Bend (12/28/06)
Proud Moment: Phyllis Smith, president of the Friends of the Library, officially turns the library over to the city of Horseshoe Bend by presenting Alderman Erv Metzinger with the deed to the town's new facility at the Dec. 20 city council meeting. Photo/Ninemire...
Holiday spirit ... (12/28/06)
CHRISTMAS GOODIES: Thayer Fun and Friends volunteer Irvon Strong carries his holiday goodies home after a Christmas gift exchange Dec. 20. Photo Sisk/Lawrence
The year in review (12/28/06)
OREGON COUNTY -- MAMMOTH SPRING January -- An Alton man, Martelo Hernandez, was transported to state prison Jan. 4 by officers with the Oregon County Sheriff's Department. Hernandez, 28, pleaded guilty in Oregon County Circuit Court Jan. 3 to a charge of vehicular assault...
Make a joyful noise ... (12/28/06)
Sounds of the SEason: These Salem Elementary 1st graders open wide as they belt out Mexican folk song No Quiero Plata at their Christmas sing-a-long Dec. 20. Photo/Ninemire
A look back at 2006 (12/28/06)
January: The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) gave White River Housing Development Corp. in Melbourne a $1,546,800 grant to build or rehabilitate rental housing with supportive services for the elderly. The News Managing Editor David Cox, was elected president of the Arkansas Press Association Jan. 5...
New Extension agent in OC (12/28/06)
OREGON COUNTY -- Gary Cross has been hired as the Oregon County Extension community development specialist. Cross grew up in a small town in southern Illinois in Gallatin County called Ridgeway, with a population of about 1,100. "My hometown was known as the Popcorn Capital of the World. Our school system had about 200 students and my graduating class had about 30 students," Cross said...
Dillinger says changes are working (12/28/06)
Fulton County Sheriff Walter Dillinger defended the changes he made throughout 2006. His office saw several. In September former Deputy Scott Holloway resigned. Nov. 8, the day after he was re-elected, Dillinger asked for Deputy Kevin Burns' and jailer John Davis' resignations. Dec. 14 he told Deputy Terry Walker that he was no longer needed to serve as chief deputy...
Mayors take a look back at '06 (12/28/06)
Mammoth Spring Mayor Jean Pace MAMMOTH SPRING -- 2006 was a good year for Mammoth Spring. We saw our tourism and sales tax revenues increase due to the advertising done by the Chamber of Commerce, the Mammoth Spring State Park and the Advertising and Promotion Commission...
Melbourne man keeps on going ... and going (12/28/06)
A Melbourne man faces multiple charges after running from Izard County authorities twice in one night. On the evening of Dec. 16 Thomas Noble McBurney, 49, was seen driving a white Dodge traveling south along Highway 9. Izard County Sheriff Tate Lawrence said he met McBurney traveling in his vehicle near the Melbourne Senior Citizens Center. Lawrence said McBurney was driving recklessly, speeding and passing several vehicles at a time in no passing zones...
Friends give library to Horseshoe Bend (12/28/06)
Proud Moment: Phyllis Smith, president of the Friends of the Library, officially turns the library over to the city of Horseshoe Bend by presenting Alderman Erv Metzinger with the deed to the town's new facility at the Dec. 20 city council meeting. Photo/Ninemire...
Melbourne man keeps on going ... and going (12/28/06)
A Melbourne man faces multiple charges after running from Izard County authorities twice in one night. On the evening of Dec. 16 Thomas Noble McBurney, 49, was seen driving a white Dodge traveling south along Highway 9. Izard County Sheriff Tate Lawrence said he met McBurney traveling in his vehicle near the Melbourne Senior Citizens Center. Lawrence said McBurney was driving recklessly, speeding and passing several vehicles at a time in no passing zones...
Mayors take a look back at '06 (12/28/06)
Mammoth Spring Mayor Jean Pace MAMMOTH SPRING -- 2006 was a good year for Mammoth Spring. We saw our tourism and sales tax revenues increase due to the advertising done by the Chamber of Commerce, the Mammoth Spring State Park and the Advertising and Promotion Commission...
Dillinger says changes are working (12/28/06)
Fulton County Sheriff Walter Dillinger defended the changes he made throughout 2006. His office saw several. In September former Deputy Scott Holloway resigned. Nov. 8, the day after he was re-elected, Dillinger asked for Deputy Kevin Burns' and jailer John Davis' resignations. Dec. 14 he told Deputy Terry Walker that he was no longer needed to serve as chief deputy...
New Extension agent in OC (12/28/06)
OREGON COUNTY -- Gary Cross has been hired as the Oregon County Extension community development specialist. Cross grew up in a small town in southern Illinois in Gallatin County called Ridgeway, with a population of about 1,100. "My hometown was known as the Popcorn Capital of the World. Our school system had about 200 students and my graduating class had about 30 students," Cross said...
A look back at 2006 (12/28/06)
January: The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) gave White River Housing Development Corp. in Melbourne a $1,546,800 grant to build or rehabilitate rental housing with supportive services for the elderly. The News Managing Editor David Cox, was elected president of the Arkansas Press Association Jan. 5...
The year in review (12/28/06)
OREGON COUNTY -- MAMMOTH SPRING January -- An Alton man, Martelo Hernandez, was transported to state prison Jan. 4 by officers with the Oregon County Sheriff's Department. Hernandez, 28, pleaded guilty in Oregon County Circuit Court Jan. 3 to a charge of vehicular assault...
Holiday spirit ... (12/28/06)
CHRISTMAS GOODIES: Thayer Fun and Friends volunteer Irvon Strong carries his holiday goodies home after a Christmas gift exchange Dec. 20. Photo Sisk/Lawrence
Make a joyful noise ... (12/28/06)
Sounds of the SEason: These Salem Elementary 1st graders open wide as they belt out Mexican folk song No Quiero Plata at their Christmas sing-a-long Dec. 20. Photo/Ninemire
DONATION: (12/28/06)
DONATION: In November the Hillbillies 4-H Club presented 100 feet of rope and a floating cushion to the Williford Volunteer Fire Department. These life-saving devices were purchased with funds raised by the club and donated in memory of Christopher Bodkins who died earlier this year in a flood related accident. At left is Allison Smith, 4-H'er, making the presentation to Jimmy Russell with the Williford Volunteer Fire Department...
DONATION: (12/28/06)
DONATION: In November the Hillbillies 4-H Club presented 100 feet of rope and a floating cushion to the Martin Creek Fire Department. These life-saving devices were purchased with funds raised by the club and donated in memory of Christopher Bodkins who died earlier this year in a flood related accident. From left are Kaily Greene, Britney Myrick, Kimberly Roberts, Will James with the Martin Creek Volunteer Fire Department and Kevin Greene...
Viola students attend convention (12/28/06)
Tessa Burden and Misha Batterton of Viola had their photograph made with a new 2007 Tundra full size Toyota pickup truck during the 2006 National FFA Convention in Indianapolis, Ind., which was attended by more than 50,000 people. Burden and Batterton are members of the Viola FFA Chapter...
Eagle Awareness event set (12/28/06)
Eagle Awareness Weekend will be held Jan. 5 and 6. The Bald Eagle will again be the guest of honor at this year's Eagle Awareness event at Bull Shoals-White River State Park. The Bald Eagle is not only the national symbol, but also a symbol of of one's ability to save and conserve species. Each winter, the Ozarks plays host to over 100 bald eagles migrating to and through this prime eagle wintering ground...
Cherry completes Army training (12/28/06)
Army Pvt. Brenton L. Cherry has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. He is the son of Willard Cherry Jr. of Mammoth Spring. Cherry is a 2006 graduate of Mammoth Spring High School. During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values, 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.. ...
Martin graduates from basic training (12/28/06)
Army Pvt. Blake A. Martin has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. Martin earned distinction as an honor graduate. He is the son of Judy Mallonee, and grandson of Robert and Helga Lange, all of Cherokee Village. The private is a 2005 graduate of Highland High School...
McPherson completes basic combat training (12/28/06)
Army Pvt. Travis L. McPherson graduated from basic combat training and advanced individual training at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo. on May 19. McPherson is the son of Randall and Catharine McPherson of Thayer. He is a 2005 graduate of Thayer High School. During his 14 weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values, physical fitness and received instruction and practice in basic combat skills, military 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. ...
'Always ... Patsy Cline' to be performed at dinner theater (12/28/06)
The Imperial Dinner Theatre will present an encore performance of "Always. Patsy Cline" sponsored by John Throesch, attorney at law specializing in estate planning. The show is back by popular demand on Jan. 6 running weekends through Jan. 31. "This has been one of our most requested shows to bring back," said Director Andee Evers. "Even those who have seen it before say they want to see it again and again, just like a movie."...
PIE SUPPER MATCH: (12/28/06)
PIE SUPPER MATCH: Josh Harris, assistant manager of Ash Flat Wal-Mart, presents a $500 matching grant check to Edna French, representing the Saddle Volunteer Fire Department, to match money raised from the annual pie supper held recently.
Cherry completes Army training (12/28/06)
Army Pvt. Brenton L. Cherry has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. He is the son of Willard Cherry Jr. of Mammoth Spring. Cherry is a 2006 graduate of Mammoth Spring High School. During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values, 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.. ...
Eagle Awareness event set (12/28/06)
Eagle Awareness Weekend will be held Jan. 5 and 6. The Bald Eagle will again be the guest of honor at this year's Eagle Awareness event at Bull Shoals-White River State Park. The Bald Eagle is not only the national symbol, but also a symbol of of one's ability to save and conserve species. Each winter, the Ozarks plays host to over 100 bald eagles migrating to and through this prime eagle wintering ground...
DONATION: (12/28/06)
DONATION: In November the Hillbillies 4-H Club presented 100 feet of rope and a floating cushion to the Williford Volunteer Fire Department. These life-saving devices were purchased with funds raised by the club and donated in memory of Christopher Bodkins who died earlier this year in a flood related accident. At left is Allison Smith, 4-H'er, making the presentation to Jimmy Russell with the Williford Volunteer Fire Department...
DONATION: (12/28/06)
DONATION: In November the Hillbillies 4-H Club presented 100 feet of rope and a floating cushion to the Martin Creek Fire Department. These life-saving devices were purchased with funds raised by the club and donated in memory of Christopher Bodkins who died earlier this year in a flood related accident. From left are Kaily Greene, Britney Myrick, Kimberly Roberts, Will James with the Martin Creek Volunteer Fire Department and Kevin Greene...
Viola students attend convention (12/28/06)
Tessa Burden and Misha Batterton of Viola had their photograph made with a new 2007 Tundra full size Toyota pickup truck during the 2006 National FFA Convention in Indianapolis, Ind., which was attended by more than 50,000 people. Burden and Batterton are members of the Viola FFA Chapter...
Martin graduates from basic training (12/28/06)
Army Pvt. Blake A. Martin has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. Martin earned distinction as an honor graduate. He is the son of Judy Mallonee, and grandson of Robert and Helga Lange, all of Cherokee Village. The private is a 2005 graduate of Highland High School...
McPherson completes basic combat training (12/28/06)
Army Pvt. Travis L. McPherson graduated from basic combat training and advanced individual training at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo. on May 19. McPherson is the son of Randall and Catharine McPherson of Thayer. He is a 2005 graduate of Thayer High School. During his 14 weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values, physical fitness and received instruction and practice in basic combat skills, military 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. ...
'Always ... Patsy Cline' to be performed at dinner theater (12/28/06)
The Imperial Dinner Theatre will present an encore performance of "Always. Patsy Cline" sponsored by John Throesch, attorney at law specializing in estate planning. The show is back by popular demand on Jan. 6 running weekends through Jan. 31. "This has been one of our most requested shows to bring back," said Director Andee Evers. "Even those who have seen it before say they want to see it again and again, just like a movie."...
PIE SUPPER MATCH: (12/28/06)
PIE SUPPER MATCH: Josh Harris, assistant manager of Ash Flat Wal-Mart, presents a $500 matching grant check to Edna French, representing the Saddle Volunteer Fire Department, to match money raised from the annual pie supper held recently.
Toughness on side of Alton (12/28/06)
Looking for just the right mixture of toughness and determination in a basketball player? Look no further than Alton Lady Comet Lauren Hatten and her performance in a 61-56 victory over Norwood Dec. 18 in Alton. With her team clinging to a hard-earned 53-49 lead over the Lady Pirates midway into the final period, Hatten went up to defend a shot, only to hit the floor in a crumple with an injured ankle...
Bobcats dealt first loss of season (12/28/06)
The Thayer Bobcats took the court Dec. 19 against a seasoned squad of Gainesville Bulldogs and suffered their first lost of the young season, a 56-53 home setback to the Bulldogs. The Bobcats could just not find their range to start the night, going scoreless for about four minutes...
Red steals show, 'Duke steals game (12/28/06)
With a shade over a minute left in the third period, an exasperated Salem Greyhound Head Coach Casey Scribner stood on the sideline and instructed his team to, "know where number four is!" And with good reason. That "number four," Marmaduke's Chris Foresythe, had been a thorn in Salem's side, knocking down five treys on his way to 19 points in the first three periods of play...
Red steals show, 'Duke steals game (12/28/06)
With a shade over a minute left in the third period, an exasperated Salem Greyhound Head Coach Casey Scribner stood on the sideline and instructed his team to, "know where number four is!" And with good reason. That "number four," Marmaduke's Chris Foresythe, had been a thorn in Salem's side, knocking down five treys on his way to 19 points in the first three periods of play...
Toughness on side of Alton (12/28/06)
Looking for just the right mixture of toughness and determination in a basketball player? Look no further than Alton Lady Comet Lauren Hatten and her performance in a 61-56 victory over Norwood Dec. 18 in Alton. With her team clinging to a hard-earned 53-49 lead over the Lady Pirates midway into the final period, Hatten went up to defend a shot, only to hit the floor in a crumple with an injured ankle...
Bobcats dealt first loss of season (12/28/06)
The Thayer Bobcats took the court Dec. 19 against a seasoned squad of Gainesville Bulldogs and suffered their first lost of the young season, a 56-53 home setback to the Bulldogs. The Bobcats could just not find their range to start the night, going scoreless for about four minutes...
Floyd R. Fales (12/28/06)
Floyd R. Fales, age 86, of Mammoth Spring was born April 26, 1920, in Wayland, Mich., and died Dec. 12, 2006, at his home. Survivors include his wife Thelma of the home; three daughters, Betty McDaniel, Judy Sandfur and Linda Warner; all of Michigan; one son, Robert Fales of Michigan; 12 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; and numerous other relatives and friends...
James Luther Walker (12/28/06)
James Luther Walker, age 81, of Horseshoe Bend died Dec. 15, 2006, at his home. He was born on Sept. 30, 1925, the son of Luther Dalton and Myrtle Edith Taylor Walker in Franklin. He went to elementary school in Oklahoma and finished high school in Arkansas then joined the United States Air Force where he went to Japan. ...
Wallace Austin Vannatta (12/28/06)
Wallace Austin Vannatta, of Camp, Ark., son of the late Otis Lee and Hope Isabelle (Glass) Vannatta, was born July 3, 1928, in Fort Worth, Texas. He died Dec. 17, 2006, at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains at the age of 78. He was united in marriage to Florence Marie Barr in August of 1965, at Memphis, Tenn...
David T. Skowlund (12/28/06)
David T. Skowlund, 84, of Cherokee Village died Dec. 19, 2006, at the Fulton County Hospital in Salem. Skowlund was born Sept. 2, 1922, in Superior, Wis., the son of Thomas Skowlund and Annabelle (Elliott) Skowlund. He was a graduate of the University of Wisconsin and held an MBA from Kent State in Ohio...
Remmel Taylor (12/28/06)
Remmel Taylor, of Oxford, son of the late Gordie Isaac Taylor and Beulah Green Taylor, was born on April 13, 1922, in Oxford, Ark. He died Dec. 23, 2006, at his home at the age of 84. He was united in marriage to Cleva Mae McCollum on April 14, 1944, in Oxford. To this union eight children were born...
Patricia Sue Richmond (12/28/06)
Patricia Sue Richmond, of Salem, daughter of Mae Laymon Dawson Wray and the late Bobby Howard Dawson, was born Aug. 12, 1952, in West Plains. She died Dec. 22, 2006, at the Hospice House in Mountain Home at the age of 54. She was a 1970 graduate of Viola High School and also graduated from a school of cosmetology. She owned and operated Guys and Gals Beauty Shop in Viola for many years...
Howard Parsley (12/28/06)
Howard Parsley, age 90, of Cave City died Dec. 19, 2006, at the Cave City Nursing Home. He was born Oct. 28, 1916, in Poughkeepsie, Ark. He was the son of the late John Parsley and Olar Norris Parsley. He was a farmer and a construction worker for many years...
Patricia Sue Richmond (12/28/06)
Patricia Sue Richmond, of Salem, daughter of Mae Laymon Dawson Wray and the late Bobby Howard Dawson, was born Aug. 12, 1952, in West Plains. She died Dec. 22, 2006, at the Hospice House in Mountain Home at the age of 54. She was a 1970 graduate of Viola High School and also graduated from a school of cosmetology. She owned and operated Guys and Gals Beauty Shop in Viola for many years...
James Luther Walker (12/28/06)
James Luther Walker, age 81, of Horseshoe Bend died Dec. 15, 2006, at his home. He was born on Sept. 30, 1925, the son of Luther Dalton and Myrtle Edith Taylor Walker in Franklin. He went to elementary school in Oklahoma and finished high school in Arkansas then joined the United States Air Force where he went to Japan. ...
Remmel Taylor (12/28/06)
Remmel Taylor, of Oxford, son of the late Gordie Isaac Taylor and Beulah Green Taylor, was born on April 13, 1922, in Oxford, Ark. He died Dec. 23, 2006, at his home at the age of 84. He was united in marriage to Cleva Mae McCollum on April 14, 1944, in Oxford. To this union eight children were born...
Floyd R. Fales (12/28/06)
Floyd R. Fales, age 86, of Mammoth Spring was born April 26, 1920, in Wayland, Mich., and died Dec. 12, 2006, at his home. Survivors include his wife Thelma of the home; three daughters, Betty McDaniel, Judy Sandfur and Linda Warner; all of Michigan; one son, Robert Fales of Michigan; 12 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; and numerous other relatives and friends...
Howard Parsley (12/28/06)
Howard Parsley, age 90, of Cave City died Dec. 19, 2006, at the Cave City Nursing Home. He was born Oct. 28, 1916, in Poughkeepsie, Ark. He was the son of the late John Parsley and Olar Norris Parsley. He was a farmer and a construction worker for many years...
Wallace Austin Vannatta (12/28/06)
Wallace Austin Vannatta, of Camp, Ark., son of the late Otis Lee and Hope Isabelle (Glass) Vannatta, was born July 3, 1928, in Fort Worth, Texas. He died Dec. 17, 2006, at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains at the age of 78. He was united in marriage to Florence Marie Barr in August of 1965, at Memphis, Tenn...
David T. Skowlund (12/28/06)
David T. Skowlund, 84, of Cherokee Village died Dec. 19, 2006, at the Fulton County Hospital in Salem. Skowlund was born Sept. 2, 1922, in Superior, Wis., the son of Thomas Skowlund and Annabelle (Elliott) Skowlund. He was a graduate of the University of Wisconsin and held an MBA from Kent State in Ohio...
Boldly Going Nowhere (12/28/06)
Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what happened. I had planned to retire in 2006 and had a budget worked out to keep afloat until the Social Security payments started in August, just about the time I would be down to my last few dollars. However, the best laid plans of mice and men don't always work out...
Boldly Going Nowhere (12/28/06)
Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what happened. I had planned to retire in 2006 and had a budget worked out to keep afloat until the Social Security payments started in August, just about the time I would be down to my last few dollars. However, the best laid plans of mice and men don't always work out...