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Stories from Friday, January 12, 2007

City employees have mammoth heart (01/12/07)
MAMMOTH SPRING -- For years the employees of the city of Mammoth Spring have exchanged Christmas gifts among themselves. This year the 11 city employees, including the mayor, decided they would take a different approach to the holiday season. The employees decided they would all donate what money they would usually spend on gifts for their fellow employees to a worthwhile charity...
Young drivers have new rules (01/12/07)
MISSOURI -- The Missouri Department of Revenue reminds young drivers that state law now requires teens to obtain 40 hours of behind-the-wheel driving instruction before graduating from an instruction permit to an intermediate licenses. This compares to 20 hours required prior to the law change...
Chamber elects officers (01/12/07)
The Salem Chamber of Commerce recently announced new information for the new year. The 2007 Chamber of Commerce officers are the following: Jerry Estes, president; Mary Sanders, vice president; MaLinda Coffman, secretary; and Patricia Watkins, treasurer...
Franklin man charged with forgery (01/12/07)
A Franklin man is in the Sharp County Jail on forgery charges after he allegedly passed 22 forged prescriptions at three local pharmacies in recent months. Christopher Ray Arnold, 38, is charged with forgery, misdemeanor possession of drugs and possession of a controlled substance...
Too much merriment (01/12/07)
Christmas was not too merry for one Little Rock man who was arrested Dec. 25 after he allegedly caused thousands of dollars in damage to rental property along the White River. Richard E. Brenton II, 26, was arrested and charged with first degree criminal mischief after he claimed responsibility for vandalizing a Sylamore Lodge rental cabin and its contents, said Izard County Deputy Charles Melton...
Wants to see Horseshoe prosper (01/12/07)
Horseshoe Bend's new mayor wants to use his business experience and connections to boost the city's economy. "I've lived here my entire life. In that time I've seen this town go from being a dirt road to the biggest town is Izard County," said new Horseshoe Bend Mayor Bob Barnes. "I want to be a part of that growth...
Minimum wage goes up (01/12/07)
OREGON COUNTY -- As of Jan. 1 the Missouri minimum wage increased by $1.35 an hour, from $5.15 to $6.50 an hour. Missouri voters approved that proposal Nov. 7. Oregon County voters passed the issue 2,674 votes to 982 votes. The new law also requires the state minimum wage to adjust annually beginning Jan. 1, 2008, based on changes in the consumer price index...
Dogs attack woman, 81 (01/12/07)
State Rep. Eddie Cooper is working on a new piece of legislation in response to the attack of an 81-year-old Calico Rock woman who was seriously injured after she was attacked by a neighbor's dogs. Izard County Sheriff Tate Lawrence said as many as four dogs inflicted multiple bites to Sue Kizzia's legs and backside as she was on her way to her mailbox Dec. 20...
Dog ordinance to be 'beefed up' (01/12/07)
The Calico Rock City Council decided to put some teeth into the city's dog ordinance at their Jan. 8 meeting. The action is in response to the Dec. 20 dog attack on 81-year-old Sue Kizzia was the focus of the meeting that many of Kizzia's neighbors attended to see that a change was initiated...
FEMA 'backpaddles' on study (01/12/07)
THAYER -- Residents in Thayer who think their property is unjustly included in a floodplain have the opportunity to have their property re-evaluated. Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Regional Director Richard Hainje responded last month to a letter from U.S. Sen. Kit Bond regarding the floodplain in the Thayer area...
New year, bad start (01/12/07)
A Viola man was arrested on felony charges after he called 9-1-1 and made threats to police officers Dec. 31. Rodney Kankey, 45, is charged with impairing operations of a vital facility, a class C felony. Kankey began causing problems in Ash Flat Dec. 29, Police Chief Mike Zeiger said...
Mobile food pantry to help needy (01/12/07)
OREGON COUNTY -- Area residents who have difficulties making ends meet from one month to the next will now have some help with household and personal items. The Mobile Food Pantry trailor will be in Oregon County every month in 2007, starting in Thayer Jan. 11 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. full of items to be given away to those in need...
Brrrrr ... (01/12/07)
WINTER RIVER: The weather in the area has been warmer than usual, but the Spring River at Mammoth Spring still has the cold look of winter. Photo/Sisk Lawrence
Spiffin' up ... (01/12/07)
Getting Ready: Kenneth Pearson removes trim from a door frame at the building that once housed the Tri-County Shirt Factory. County workers have been painting, cleaning and making repairs to the building in preparation for Sentex Worldwide which will soon begin manufacturing operations in the vacant building. Photo/Ninemire...
ROBBED: (01/12/07)
ROBBED: The Dollar General Store at Thayer was broken into and robbed last Sunday night. Thayer Police Chief Frank Bernard said his office received a call from store manager Anita Jewell at 6:47 a.m. Jan. 8 to report the break-in and robbery. Bernard said entry to the building was gained through the back wall of the office. He said the safe was broken into and approximately $2,050 in cash and checks was taken from the safe. Bernard said the investigation of the robbery continues...
Young drivers have new rules (01/12/07)
MISSOURI -- The Missouri Department of Revenue reminds young drivers that state law now requires teens to obtain 40 hours of behind-the-wheel driving instruction before graduating from an instruction permit to an intermediate licenses. This compares to 20 hours required prior to the law change...
Wants to see Horseshoe prosper (01/12/07)
Horseshoe Bend's new mayor wants to use his business experience and connections to boost the city's economy. "I've lived here my entire life. In that time I've seen this town go from being a dirt road to the biggest town is Izard County," said new Horseshoe Bend Mayor Bob Barnes. "I want to be a part of that growth...
Mobile food pantry to help needy (01/12/07)
OREGON COUNTY -- Area residents who have difficulties making ends meet from one month to the next will now have some help with household and personal items. The Mobile Food Pantry trailor will be in Oregon County every month in 2007, starting in Thayer Jan. 11 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. full of items to be given away to those in need...
Franklin man charged with forgery (01/12/07)
A Franklin man is in the Sharp County Jail on forgery charges after he allegedly passed 22 forged prescriptions at three local pharmacies in recent months. Christopher Ray Arnold, 38, is charged with forgery, misdemeanor possession of drugs and possession of a controlled substance...
Too much merriment (01/12/07)
Christmas was not too merry for one Little Rock man who was arrested Dec. 25 after he allegedly caused thousands of dollars in damage to rental property along the White River. Richard E. Brenton II, 26, was arrested and charged with first degree criminal mischief after he claimed responsibility for vandalizing a Sylamore Lodge rental cabin and its contents, said Izard County Deputy Charles Melton...
City employees have mammoth heart (01/12/07)
MAMMOTH SPRING -- For years the employees of the city of Mammoth Spring have exchanged Christmas gifts among themselves. This year the 11 city employees, including the mayor, decided they would take a different approach to the holiday season. The employees decided they would all donate what money they would usually spend on gifts for their fellow employees to a worthwhile charity...
Chamber elects officers (01/12/07)
The Salem Chamber of Commerce recently announced new information for the new year. The 2007 Chamber of Commerce officers are the following: Jerry Estes, president; Mary Sanders, vice president; MaLinda Coffman, secretary; and Patricia Watkins, treasurer...
Spiffin' up ... (01/12/07)
Getting Ready: Kenneth Pearson removes trim from a door frame at the building that once housed the Tri-County Shirt Factory. County workers have been painting, cleaning and making repairs to the building in preparation for Sentex Worldwide which will soon begin manufacturing operations in the vacant building. Photo/Ninemire...
Brrrrr ... (01/12/07)
WINTER RIVER: The weather in the area has been warmer than usual, but the Spring River at Mammoth Spring still has the cold look of winter. Photo/Sisk Lawrence
ROBBED: (01/12/07)
ROBBED: The Dollar General Store at Thayer was broken into and robbed last Sunday night. Thayer Police Chief Frank Bernard said his office received a call from store manager Anita Jewell at 6:47 a.m. Jan. 8 to report the break-in and robbery. Bernard said entry to the building was gained through the back wall of the office. He said the safe was broken into and approximately $2,050 in cash and checks was taken from the safe. Bernard said the investigation of the robbery continues...
New year, bad start (01/12/07)
A Viola man was arrested on felony charges after he called 9-1-1 and made threats to police officers Dec. 31. Rodney Kankey, 45, is charged with impairing operations of a vital facility, a class C felony. Kankey began causing problems in Ash Flat Dec. 29, Police Chief Mike Zeiger said...
FEMA 'backpaddles' on study (01/12/07)
THAYER -- Residents in Thayer who think their property is unjustly included in a floodplain have the opportunity to have their property re-evaluated. Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Regional Director Richard Hainje responded last month to a letter from U.S. Sen. Kit Bond regarding the floodplain in the Thayer area...
Dog ordinance to be 'beefed up' (01/12/07)
The Calico Rock City Council decided to put some teeth into the city's dog ordinance at their Jan. 8 meeting. The action is in response to the Dec. 20 dog attack on 81-year-old Sue Kizzia was the focus of the meeting that many of Kizzia's neighbors attended to see that a change was initiated...
Minimum wage goes up (01/12/07)
OREGON COUNTY -- As of Jan. 1 the Missouri minimum wage increased by $1.35 an hour, from $5.15 to $6.50 an hour. Missouri voters approved that proposal Nov. 7. Oregon County voters passed the issue 2,674 votes to 982 votes. The new law also requires the state minimum wage to adjust annually beginning Jan. 1, 2008, based on changes in the consumer price index...
Dogs attack woman, 81 (01/12/07)
State Rep. Eddie Cooper is working on a new piece of legislation in response to the attack of an 81-year-old Calico Rock woman who was seriously injured after she was attacked by a neighbor's dogs. Izard County Sheriff Tate Lawrence said as many as four dogs inflicted multiple bites to Sue Kizzia's legs and backside as she was on her way to her mailbox Dec. 20...
Davis, Cooper exchange wedding vows (01/12/07)
Freeman Davis of Mammoth Spring and Tammy Davis of Hardy announce the marriage of their daughter, Britney Gail, to Joseph Blain Cooper, son of Mr. and Mrs. Rodney Cooper of Hardy. The couple exchanged their vows on Jan. 6, 2007, at the North Golf Course Recreation Center in Cherokee Village. A reception followed...
Kessler retires from military (01/12/07)
Tech. Sgt. Stacy Kessler retired recently after 21 years of service. Kessler attended nine years in the Savanna Schools, moved to Salem and spent his last four years in Salem High School, graduating in 1985. In September 1985 he enlisted in the Air Force. Basic training was in Lackland AFB, Texas, with schooling at Sheppard AFB, Texas...
BIRTHDAY: (01/12/07)
BIRTHDAY: Carie Haney celebrated her 92nd birthday recently at Shady Oaks Healthcare.
CHRISTMAS VISIT: (01/12/07)
CHRISTMAS VISIT: During the recent holiday patients at Community Medical Center in Calico Rock received a surprise visit from Santa. Ruth Wilson receives a sack of goodies from Santa (Joe Sawyer).
LOCAL ARTIST: (01/12/07)
LOCAL ARTIST: Fifth grader Brandon Brown recently completed an oil panting for Viola Elementary Principal Andy Burden. The staff and teachers of Viola Elementary School purchased the picture for Burden for Christmas. The painting will be remembered as a milestone in Brandon's painting career as the first painting he sold. He has been painting for several years (since the age of 8), and has received numerous ribbons and awards. Brown is the grandson of Roy and Mary Thomas of Elizabeth...
Cookie sale under way (01/12/07)
It is Girl Scout cookie time. Area girls will be taking orders through Jan. 15. The cookies cost $4 per box. The girls have eight varieties: Caramel Delites, Peanut Butter Patties, Thin Mints, Shortbread Peanut Butter Sandwich, Cartwheels (oatmeal); Thanks-a-lot (shortbread with chocolate) and new this year is Lemonades, a lemon drop cookie...
BIRTHDAY: (01/12/07)
BIRTHDAY: Carie Haney celebrated her 92nd birthday recently at Shady Oaks Healthcare.
LOCAL ARTIST: (01/12/07)
LOCAL ARTIST: Fifth grader Brandon Brown recently completed an oil panting for Viola Elementary Principal Andy Burden. The staff and teachers of Viola Elementary School purchased the picture for Burden for Christmas. The painting will be remembered as a milestone in Brandon's painting career as the first painting he sold. He has been painting for several years (since the age of 8), and has received numerous ribbons and awards. Brown is the grandson of Roy and Mary Thomas of Elizabeth...
Cookie sale under way (01/12/07)
It is Girl Scout cookie time. Area girls will be taking orders through Jan. 15. The cookies cost $4 per box. The girls have eight varieties: Caramel Delites, Peanut Butter Patties, Thin Mints, Shortbread Peanut Butter Sandwich, Cartwheels (oatmeal); Thanks-a-lot (shortbread with chocolate) and new this year is Lemonades, a lemon drop cookie...
Davis, Cooper exchange wedding vows (01/12/07)
Freeman Davis of Mammoth Spring and Tammy Davis of Hardy announce the marriage of their daughter, Britney Gail, to Joseph Blain Cooper, son of Mr. and Mrs. Rodney Cooper of Hardy. The couple exchanged their vows on Jan. 6, 2007, at the North Golf Course Recreation Center in Cherokee Village. A reception followed...
CHRISTMAS VISIT: (01/12/07)
CHRISTMAS VISIT: During the recent holiday patients at Community Medical Center in Calico Rock received a surprise visit from Santa. Ruth Wilson receives a sack of goodies from Santa (Joe Sawyer).
Kessler retires from military (01/12/07)
Tech. Sgt. Stacy Kessler retired recently after 21 years of service. Kessler attended nine years in the Savanna Schools, moved to Salem and spent his last four years in Salem High School, graduating in 1985. In September 1985 he enlisted in the Air Force. Basic training was in Lackland AFB, Texas, with schooling at Sheppard AFB, Texas...
Comets come up short (01/12/07)
Alton got the big outside shots it needed late in the game, but Thayer countered with some equally big shots from the free throw line to hold off the Comets 55-52 Jan. 2 at Thayer. Logan Simpson drilled two 3-pointers in the final 45 seconds of play for Alton, the first one pulling his team within two points, 51-49...
Scaring the Devil out of Shirley (01/12/07)
For a breathless group of Shirley Blue Devils, the time on the scoreboard clock couldn't reach triple zeros fast enough. Staked to a 14-point lead over the Viola Longhorns early in the third period in the quarterfinals of the 33rd annual Northark Senior Boys' Tournament Jan. 4 at Pioneer Pavilion in Harrison, the third-seeded Blue Devils did their best down the stretch to turn victory into defeat...
Lady Cougar rally held at Bay (01/12/07)
Playing in the dimly-lit confines of George Kell Memorial Gymnasium at Swifton High School can offer an exasperating challenge when it comes to putting the ball in the basket. Especially in the middle of the day when sunlight comes poking in, mixing with the overhead lights to create a less-than-ideal shooting background...
Comets come up short (01/12/07)
Alton got the big outside shots it needed late in the game, but Thayer countered with some equally big shots from the free throw line to hold off the Comets 55-52 Jan. 2 at Thayer. Logan Simpson drilled two 3-pointers in the final 45 seconds of play for Alton, the first one pulling his team within two points, 51-49...
Scaring the Devil out of Shirley (01/12/07)
For a breathless group of Shirley Blue Devils, the time on the scoreboard clock couldn't reach triple zeros fast enough. Staked to a 14-point lead over the Viola Longhorns early in the third period in the quarterfinals of the 33rd annual Northark Senior Boys' Tournament Jan. 4 at Pioneer Pavilion in Harrison, the third-seeded Blue Devils did their best down the stretch to turn victory into defeat...
Lady Cougar rally held at Bay (01/12/07)
Playing in the dimly-lit confines of George Kell Memorial Gymnasium at Swifton High School can offer an exasperating challenge when it comes to putting the ball in the basket. Especially in the middle of the day when sunlight comes poking in, mixing with the overhead lights to create a less-than-ideal shooting background...
Dewey Gene Oyler (01/12/07)
Dewey Gene Oyler, age 47, of Ash Flat died Dec. 28, 2006, at the White River Medical Center in Batesville. He was born Oct. 21, 1959, at Batesville, Ark., the son of Willie G. and Wanda M. (Davis) Oyler. He was a surveyor, fishing lure manufacturer and of the Methodist faith...
Walter D. England (01/12/07)
Walter D. England, 87, of Beebe, Ark., died Jan. 2, 2007. He was born Oct. 10, 1919, the third of nine children of Marion and Dora Hall England at Elm Store, Ark., just south of the Missouri line. His 42 years in the field of education were spent in that area of Missouri and in Arkansas. He started his career right out of high school in a one-room school and progressed to principal, school superintendent and retiring as the dean (chancellor) at ASU-Beebe...
Billie G. Martin (01/12/07)
Billie G. Martin, 82, a former resident of Ash Flat and Melbourne died Dec. 31, 2006, at the Fayetteville Veterans Home in Fayetteille, Ark. He was born Oct. 18, 1924, in Kaw City, Okla., the son of the late Forrest and Susie Martin. He was a World War II veteran and served in both the U.S. Merchant Marines and the Army Air Corps from 1942 until 1949...
Ed Crotts (01/12/07)
Ed Crotts, 80, of Washington, Ill., died Dec. 1, 2006, at his residence. He was born on March 14, 1926, in Viola, Ark., the son of the late Grover Cleveland and Melinda Spurlock Crotts. He was a devoted husband to Vera Vivian Johnston, whom he married on Oct. 11, 1950. She survives...
Mary "Tootsie" Gay (01/12/07)
Mary Katherine "Tootsie" Gay, age 82, of Cave City died Jan. 4, 2007, at the Cave City Nursing Home in Cave City. She was born April 7, 1924, at Strawberry, Ark. the daughter of the late Arthur Lee and Hilda Esther Lee (Lackey) Asberry. She was a homemaker, retired cook from Cave City School and a member of the First Missionary Baptist Church in Cave City...
Jean Hall (01/12/07)
Jean Hall, originally from Highland, Ark., died Dec. 19, 2006, in Wichita, Kan. She was a member of the Bridgeport Missionary Baptist Church. She is survived by one son and his wife, Ray and Eleanor Hall of Valley Center, Kan.; three grandchildren, Elaine Adams, Eric Link and James (Jimmy) Hall; seven great-grandchildren; a companion of 22 years, Gordon Wheeler of Haysville, Kan.; and one sister, Norma Warren of Madill, Okla...
Jarrod Lee Hobbs (01/12/07)
Jarrod Lee Derek Hobbs, 25, of Pocahontas, Ark., died Dec. 29, 2006, at the Regional Medical Center in Memphis, as a result of an automobile accident. He is surived by his parents, Jerry and Sharon Hobbs of Puxico, Mo., and Donna James of Walnut Ridge; two brothers, James Hobbs of Pocahontas and Joseph Hobbs of Puxico; one sister, Kim Hobbs of Puxico; paternal grandparents, Dean and Hasseltine Hobbs of Horseshoe Bend; and his maternl grandmother, Ola James of Walnut Ridge...
Helen Mae Cowell (01/12/07)
Helen Mae Cowell, 84, of Salem, died Jan. 4, 2007, at Fulton County Hospital in Salem. She was born Feb. 5, 1922, in Drumright, Okla., daughter of the late Alma Wells Owens. She was united in marriage to Varion (Chuck) Cowell on Feb. 11, 1961, in Flint, Mich...
"Chuck" Holden (01/12/07)
Charles Kenton "Chuck" Holden, 75, of Highland died Jan. 4, 2007, at the Fulton County Hospital in Salem. Holden was born Feb. 8, 1931, in North Platte, Neb., the son of Leonard Holden Sr. and Adell (Dalli) Holden. He was united in marriage to Ruth Mae Phelps on Aug. 20, 1955...
Sgt. Daniel Jonas Cook (01/12/07)
Sgt. Daniel Jonas Cook, age 28, of Murrieta, Calif., formerly of Evening Shade, died Jan. 3, 2007, at Evening Shade. He was born June 22, 1978, at Paris, Ill., the son of Robert D. and Andrea Dae (Holt) Cook. He was a sergeant in the United States Marine Corps, having served two tours in Iraq. He was of the Church of Christ faith...
Bobbie Clint Bates (01/12/07)
Bobbie Clint Bates, 74, of Paris, formerly of Thayer, died Dec. 30, 2006, at Monroe Manor Nursing Home in Paris. He was born Jan. 30, 1932, in Oregon County, Mo., the son of Edward and Emma (Bennett) Bates. He was a manager of a vineyard before retiring...
Robert Emil Simmons (01/12/07)
Robert Emil Simmons, died Dec. 26, 2006, at Marion Veterans Hospital in Marion, Ill., at the age of 79. He was born Nov. 1, 1927, the son of Ocea Simmons and Almeda Johnson Simmons in Alton. He was a veteran of the United States Navy, proudly serving his country in the Korean Conflict...
Jack Ellison (01/12/07)
Jack Ellison, 79, of Mammoth Spring died Dec. 28, 2006. He was born Feb. 16, 1927, the son of the late Clarence and Florence Phillips Ellison. He served in the U.S. Army and was a member of the VFW of Mammoth Spring. On July 7, 1951, at Pocahontas, Ark., he was marred to Anna Lou Williams and to this union four children were born...
Eugene Ernest Rice (01/12/07)
Eugene Ernest Rice, died Dec. 31, 2006, in Salem, Ark., at the age of 77. Eugene Rice was born on July 17, 1929, in Akron, Ohio, the son of Ernest Dewey Rice and Dolores Butler Rice. He was united in marriage on Dec. 31, 1961, in San Luis Obispo, Calif., to Joyce Snyder who precceded him in death Aug. 14, 2005...
Donald Bratcher (01/12/07)
Donald Charles Bratcher, 69, of Thomasville, Mo, died Dec. 27, 2006, outside of Alton, Mo. He was born Aug. 3, 1937, in Fort Worth, Texas, the son of Guy and Ruth Bratcher. Survivors include one daughter, Jeri Rackley and husband David of Alton; his mother, Ruth Bratcher of Alton; two grandchildren, Chris Rackley and wife Melissa of Springfield Mo., and Aaron Rackley of Alton; two great-grandchildren, Logan and Mackenzie; and numerous other relatives and friends...
Clyda Fay Toot (01/12/07)
Clyda Fay Toot died Dec. 27, 2006, at Heritage Plaza Nursing Home in Texarkana, Texas, at the age of 95. She was born Oct. 10, 1911, in Thayer, Mo., the daughter of the late Robert Jackson Tyree and Mary Kester Tyree. She was united in marriage Aug. 5, 1950, in Salem, Ark., to Dale Toot...
David Earl O'Hara Sr. (01/12/07)
David Earl O'Hara, Sr., age 62, of Alton, Mo., died Dec. 31, 2006. He was born on Aug. 22, 1944, the son of the late Estel and Mary O'Hara. Survivors include his wife, Ester O'Hara of Alton; seven children, Sherry of Ohio, John of Ohio, Kristal of Ohio, David of California, Brandy of Missouri, Gerald of Arizona, and Starlet of Missouri; seven grandchildren; and numerous other relatives and friends...
Jean Hall (01/12/07)
Jean Hall, originally from Highland, Ark., died Dec. 19, 2006, in Wichita, Kan. She was a member of the Bridgeport Missionary Baptist Church. She is survived by one son and his wife, Ray and Eleanor Hall of Valley Center, Kan.; three grandchildren, Elaine Adams, Eric Link and James (Jimmy) Hall; seven great-grandchildren; a companion of 22 years, Gordon Wheeler of Haysville, Kan.; and one sister, Norma Warren of Madill, Okla...
Dewey Gene Oyler (01/12/07)
Dewey Gene Oyler, age 47, of Ash Flat died Dec. 28, 2006, at the White River Medical Center in Batesville. He was born Oct. 21, 1959, at Batesville, Ark., the son of Willie G. and Wanda M. (Davis) Oyler. He was a surveyor, fishing lure manufacturer and of the Methodist faith...
Billie G. Martin (01/12/07)
Billie G. Martin, 82, a former resident of Ash Flat and Melbourne died Dec. 31, 2006, at the Fayetteville Veterans Home in Fayetteille, Ark. He was born Oct. 18, 1924, in Kaw City, Okla., the son of the late Forrest and Susie Martin. He was a World War II veteran and served in both the U.S. Merchant Marines and the Army Air Corps from 1942 until 1949...
Mary "Tootsie" Gay (01/12/07)
Mary Katherine "Tootsie" Gay, age 82, of Cave City died Jan. 4, 2007, at the Cave City Nursing Home in Cave City. She was born April 7, 1924, at Strawberry, Ark. the daughter of the late Arthur Lee and Hilda Esther Lee (Lackey) Asberry. She was a homemaker, retired cook from Cave City School and a member of the First Missionary Baptist Church in Cave City...
Ed Crotts (01/12/07)
Ed Crotts, 80, of Washington, Ill., died Dec. 1, 2006, at his residence. He was born on March 14, 1926, in Viola, Ark., the son of the late Grover Cleveland and Melinda Spurlock Crotts. He was a devoted husband to Vera Vivian Johnston, whom he married on Oct. 11, 1950. She survives...
Walter D. England (01/12/07)
Walter D. England, 87, of Beebe, Ark., died Jan. 2, 2007. He was born Oct. 10, 1919, the third of nine children of Marion and Dora Hall England at Elm Store, Ark., just south of the Missouri line. His 42 years in the field of education were spent in that area of Missouri and in Arkansas. He started his career right out of high school in a one-room school and progressed to principal, school superintendent and retiring as the dean (chancellor) at ASU-Beebe...
Jarrod Lee Hobbs (01/12/07)
Jarrod Lee Derek Hobbs, 25, of Pocahontas, Ark., died Dec. 29, 2006, at the Regional Medical Center in Memphis, as a result of an automobile accident. He is surived by his parents, Jerry and Sharon Hobbs of Puxico, Mo., and Donna James of Walnut Ridge; two brothers, James Hobbs of Pocahontas and Joseph Hobbs of Puxico; one sister, Kim Hobbs of Puxico; paternal grandparents, Dean and Hasseltine Hobbs of Horseshoe Bend; and his maternl grandmother, Ola James of Walnut Ridge...
Helen Mae Cowell (01/12/07)
Helen Mae Cowell, 84, of Salem, died Jan. 4, 2007, at Fulton County Hospital in Salem. She was born Feb. 5, 1922, in Drumright, Okla., daughter of the late Alma Wells Owens. She was united in marriage to Varion (Chuck) Cowell on Feb. 11, 1961, in Flint, Mich...
Bobbie Clint Bates (01/12/07)
Bobbie Clint Bates, 74, of Paris, formerly of Thayer, died Dec. 30, 2006, at Monroe Manor Nursing Home in Paris. He was born Jan. 30, 1932, in Oregon County, Mo., the son of Edward and Emma (Bennett) Bates. He was a manager of a vineyard before retiring...
Sgt. Daniel Jonas Cook (01/12/07)
Sgt. Daniel Jonas Cook, age 28, of Murrieta, Calif., formerly of Evening Shade, died Jan. 3, 2007, at Evening Shade. He was born June 22, 1978, at Paris, Ill., the son of Robert D. and Andrea Dae (Holt) Cook. He was a sergeant in the United States Marine Corps, having served two tours in Iraq. He was of the Church of Christ faith...
Robert Emil Simmons (01/12/07)
Robert Emil Simmons, died Dec. 26, 2006, at Marion Veterans Hospital in Marion, Ill., at the age of 79. He was born Nov. 1, 1927, the son of Ocea Simmons and Almeda Johnson Simmons in Alton. He was a veteran of the United States Navy, proudly serving his country in the Korean Conflict...
Jack Ellison (01/12/07)
Jack Ellison, 79, of Mammoth Spring died Dec. 28, 2006. He was born Feb. 16, 1927, the son of the late Clarence and Florence Phillips Ellison. He served in the U.S. Army and was a member of the VFW of Mammoth Spring. On July 7, 1951, at Pocahontas, Ark., he was marred to Anna Lou Williams and to this union four children were born...
Eugene Ernest Rice (01/12/07)
Eugene Ernest Rice, died Dec. 31, 2006, in Salem, Ark., at the age of 77. Eugene Rice was born on July 17, 1929, in Akron, Ohio, the son of Ernest Dewey Rice and Dolores Butler Rice. He was united in marriage on Dec. 31, 1961, in San Luis Obispo, Calif., to Joyce Snyder who precceded him in death Aug. 14, 2005...
"Chuck" Holden (01/12/07)
Charles Kenton "Chuck" Holden, 75, of Highland died Jan. 4, 2007, at the Fulton County Hospital in Salem. Holden was born Feb. 8, 1931, in North Platte, Neb., the son of Leonard Holden Sr. and Adell (Dalli) Holden. He was united in marriage to Ruth Mae Phelps on Aug. 20, 1955...
David Earl O'Hara Sr. (01/12/07)
David Earl O'Hara, Sr., age 62, of Alton, Mo., died Dec. 31, 2006. He was born on Aug. 22, 1944, the son of the late Estel and Mary O'Hara. Survivors include his wife, Ester O'Hara of Alton; seven children, Sherry of Ohio, John of Ohio, Kristal of Ohio, David of California, Brandy of Missouri, Gerald of Arizona, and Starlet of Missouri; seven grandchildren; and numerous other relatives and friends...
Donald Bratcher (01/12/07)
Donald Charles Bratcher, 69, of Thomasville, Mo, died Dec. 27, 2006, outside of Alton, Mo. He was born Aug. 3, 1937, in Fort Worth, Texas, the son of Guy and Ruth Bratcher. Survivors include one daughter, Jeri Rackley and husband David of Alton; his mother, Ruth Bratcher of Alton; two grandchildren, Chris Rackley and wife Melissa of Springfield Mo., and Aaron Rackley of Alton; two great-grandchildren, Logan and Mackenzie; and numerous other relatives and friends...
Clyda Fay Toot (01/12/07)
Clyda Fay Toot died Dec. 27, 2006, at Heritage Plaza Nursing Home in Texarkana, Texas, at the age of 95. She was born Oct. 10, 1911, in Thayer, Mo., the daughter of the late Robert Jackson Tyree and Mary Kester Tyree. She was united in marriage Aug. 5, 1950, in Salem, Ark., to Dale Toot...
Hadley Mae Stevens (01/12/07)
Roger and Maudie Stevens of Thayer are the parents of a baby girl, Hadley Mae. She was born at 9:33 p.m. Jan. 2, 2007, at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains. She weighed 7 pounds, 2 ounces and was 22 inches long. Grandparents are Larry and Joyce Smith of Bakersfield and Wendall and Roberta Stevens of Thayer...
Jordan Sky Stephens (01/12/07)
It's another girl for John and Rachel (Bassham) Stephens of Jonesboro. The 9 pound, 2 ounce baby girl was born at 1:58 p.m. Nov. 16, 2006, at St. Bernard's Hospital in Jonesboro. The couple's daughter has been named Jordan Sky. She was welcomed home by her sisters Summer Kathleen and Anna Lake...
Hadley Mae Stevens (01/12/07)
Roger and Maudie Stevens of Thayer are the parents of a baby girl, Hadley Mae. She was born at 9:33 p.m. Jan. 2, 2007, at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains. She weighed 7 pounds, 2 ounces and was 22 inches long. Grandparents are Larry and Joyce Smith of Bakersfield and Wendall and Roberta Stevens of Thayer...
Jordan Sky Stephens (01/12/07)
It's another girl for John and Rachel (Bassham) Stephens of Jonesboro. The 9 pound, 2 ounce baby girl was born at 1:58 p.m. Nov. 16, 2006, at St. Bernard's Hospital in Jonesboro. The couple's daughter has been named Jordan Sky. She was welcomed home by her sisters Summer Kathleen and Anna Lake...
Honeycutts celebrate 70th anniversary (01/12/07)
Otto and Grace Hackworth Honeycutt will celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary Jan. 19 in Thayer. No formal reception is planned, but cards would be appreciated and can be mailed to Otto and Grace Honeycutt, Rt. 2, Box 132, Thayer, MO 65791.
Honeycutts celebrate 70th anniversary (01/12/07)
Otto and Grace Hackworth Honeycutt will celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary Jan. 19 in Thayer. No formal reception is planned, but cards would be appreciated and can be mailed to Otto and Grace Honeycutt, Rt. 2, Box 132, Thayer, MO 65791.
Boldly Going Nowhere (01/12/07)
Leslie Lynch King Jr. was born on July 14, 1913, in Omaha, Neb. His father, Leslie Lynch King Sr., a wool trader, and his mother, Dorothy Ayer King, were separated 16 days later and divorced the following December. In February of 1916, Dorothy King married Gerald Rudolff Ford, a paint salesman, in Grand Rapids, Mich. ...
Boldly Going Nowhere (01/12/07)
Leslie Lynch King Jr. was born on July 14, 1913, in Omaha, Neb. His father, Leslie Lynch King Sr., a wool trader, and his mother, Dorothy Ayer King, were separated 16 days later and divorced the following December. In February of 1916, Dorothy King married Gerald Rudolff Ford, a paint salesman, in Grand Rapids, Mich. ...