[Nameplate] Fog/Mist ~ 38°F  
High: 47°F ~ Low: 30°F
Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014

Stories from Thursday, January 18, 2007

Council gets right to work (01/18/07)
MAMMOTH SPRING -- Newly elected city officers were sworn in at the Jan. 2 Mammoth Spring City Council meeting. Justice of the Peace Jimmy Marler swore in Mayor Jean Pace and Aldermen Bill Tibbits, Larry Burns, Jim Mills and Danny Busch. In other city council action, two ordinances were passed by the council concerning the city budget. The first ordinance was to amend the 2006 budget. Mayor Pace said the city went over the city budget in five departments...
Life in prison (01/18/07)
"We didn't believe any of it," jury foreman Butch Harmon said in regards to hearing William Young's account of what happened Jan. 2, 2006. William Young's capital murder trial began Jan. 9 in the Sharp County courthouse. Young was accused of the stabbing death of Stephen Furr, 38, of rural Cave City...
Three arrested on drug related charges (01/18/07)
Three Izard County residents were arrested for drug related charges after a probation officer realized they were under the influence Jan. 10. Brent Allen Dale, 38, of Violet Hill, Jimmy McLaughlin, 41, of Melbourne, and Deanna Jolene Chase, 36, of Mt. View were all arrested at Dale's residence, according to Izard County Sheriff Tate Lawrence...
Hobbs receives Rotarian award (01/18/07)
THAYER -- Thayer/ Mammoth Spring Rotary Club member Lynn Hobbs was awarded the Paul Harris Fellowship at the Rotary meeting Jan. 5. Hobbs was presented the award by Rotary President Steve Russell. The Paul Harris Fellowship is named for Rotary founder Paul Harris. He started the club in Chicago in 1905 with three business associates...
Threats land man in jail (01/18/07)
An emotionally shaken Horseshoe Bend man was arrested after making multiple threats while at the Fulton County Sheriff's Office Jan. 8. Salem Police Chief Albert Roork said Gerald Arrington, 50, repeatedly threatened to kill a man Arrington said had had an affair with his wife...
Harms joins Extension service as nutrition program associate (01/18/07)
ALTON -- Ann Nicole Harms has been been hired by University Extension as the nutrition program associate for the Oregon County Extension office. Harms said her job would involve delivering nutritional educational information to the youth of the county as well as adults who work with them...
School board looks at 10-year plan (01/18/07)
MAMMOTH SPRING -- The Mammoth Spring School Board approved 10-year school facility plan at their Jan. 8 meeting. School superintendent Ron Taylor told the board the plan had to be submitted the state by Feb. 1. The board reviewed a portion of the plan already implemented in the school district, including new roofs, new air conditioning units and the upgrades to windows and doors. ...
Young artist gains national attention (01/18/07)
One local talent made such an impression that she recently wowed a national audience. Jan. 8 15-year-old Kaleena Hutchins won a weekly contest sponsored by CBS' "The Early Show." This Melbourne native beat two other young musicians in the show's "Living Room Live: Kids' Edition" video contest by playing the "William Tell Overture" on her harmonica...
District seeks funding for resource officer (01/18/07)
MAMMOTH SPRING -- Mammoth Spring School Superintendent Ron Taylor has sent a letter to state Rep. Curren Everett and state Sen. Paul Miller asking for their support for a school resource officer. "As the new Arkansas Legislature opens, I feel it is my duty to respectfully request your support for the funding of a school resource officer to be assigned on a ratio of 500-to-1 students to every school in the state of Arkansas," the letter stated...
$400,000 grant awarded for plant improvements (01/18/07)
So far, 2007 is off to a great start for Melbourne. The Melbourne Industrial Development Commission recently received approval for a $400,000 grant from the Arkansas Department of Economic Development that will be used for improvements to the former Boeing Plant...
A little help ... (01/18/07)
MOBILE FOOD: The Ozark Food Harvest Mobile Food Pantry was in Thayer last week to give away food to those in need. Oregon County Health Department spokesperson Teri Wrenfrow, center, said the unit was in the county as part of a pilot project and will be in Alton next month during that community's commodity distribution. Photo/Sisk Lawrence...
SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT: (01/18/07)
SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT: Workers with Pruett Home Improvement from West Plains took advantage of warmer-than-normal winter temperatures to work on the new awning at the student rest area at Mammoth Spring School. Photo/Sisk Lawrence
OPEN HOUSE (01/18/07)
OPEN HOUSE: Ladies Only in Thayer held its open house Jan. 6. The ladies fitness business is located at 112 Chestnut Street and is owned by Janie Flynn and Sheila Smith. Door prize winners the day of the open house were Vicki Ragan, Kim Harralston and Lynn Hobbs. Ladies exercising are, from left, Shana Cochran, Ruth Stevens and Rita Croney. For more information concerning Ladies Only call 417-264-3011...
Flooding claims life (01/18/07)
Authorities retrieved the body of 20-year-old Shane Stauffer from the murky waters of Piney Creek Jan. 16. Stauffer, who was reported missing Jan. 14, was found at approximately 9:45 a.m. in his red 2000 Chevrolet Blazer near the second low water bridge on Needmore Road in Izard County, two to three miles from the Sharp County line, according to Sharp County Sheriff Dale Weaver...
Thanks but, no thanks (01/18/07)
THAYER -- As of Jan. 9, Thayer Electrical Superintendent Gary Barton will no longer be involved in the grant writing process for the city of Thayer. During the Thayer City Council meeting last week Thayer Alderman Bob Grimes, who oversees the electrical department for the city, told Barton to stop writing the grant applications...
Discussion draws crowd (01/18/07)
As people lined the walls and poured into the hallway of the Horseshoe Bend City Hall, it was clear there was interest in the agenda at the Jan. 15 city council meeting. Discussions regarding the expansion and improvement of the Horseshoe Bend sewer system prompted the gathering of numerous Horseshoe Bend residents...
Council gets right to work (01/18/07)
MAMMOTH SPRING -- Newly elected city officers were sworn in at the Jan. 2 Mammoth Spring City Council meeting. Justice of the Peace Jimmy Marler swore in Mayor Jean Pace and Aldermen Bill Tibbits, Larry Burns, Jim Mills and Danny Busch. In other city council action, two ordinances were passed by the council concerning the city budget. The first ordinance was to amend the 2006 budget. Mayor Pace said the city went over the city budget in five departments...
Three arrested on drug related charges (01/18/07)
Three Izard County residents were arrested for drug related charges after a probation officer realized they were under the influence Jan. 10. Brent Allen Dale, 38, of Violet Hill, Jimmy McLaughlin, 41, of Melbourne, and Deanna Jolene Chase, 36, of Mt. View were all arrested at Dale's residence, according to Izard County Sheriff Tate Lawrence...
Life in prison (01/18/07)
"We didn't believe any of it," jury foreman Butch Harmon said in regards to hearing William Young's account of what happened Jan. 2, 2006. William Young's capital murder trial began Jan. 9 in the Sharp County courthouse. Young was accused of the stabbing death of Stephen Furr, 38, of rural Cave City...
Hobbs receives Rotarian award (01/18/07)
THAYER -- Thayer/ Mammoth Spring Rotary Club member Lynn Hobbs was awarded the Paul Harris Fellowship at the Rotary meeting Jan. 5. Hobbs was presented the award by Rotary President Steve Russell. The Paul Harris Fellowship is named for Rotary founder Paul Harris. He started the club in Chicago in 1905 with three business associates...
Harms joins Extension service as nutrition program associate (01/18/07)
ALTON -- Ann Nicole Harms has been been hired by University Extension as the nutrition program associate for the Oregon County Extension office. Harms said her job would involve delivering nutritional educational information to the youth of the county as well as adults who work with them...
Young artist gains national attention (01/18/07)
One local talent made such an impression that she recently wowed a national audience. Jan. 8 15-year-old Kaleena Hutchins won a weekly contest sponsored by CBS' "The Early Show." This Melbourne native beat two other young musicians in the show's "Living Room Live: Kids' Edition" video contest by playing the "William Tell Overture" on her harmonica...
District seeks funding for resource officer (01/18/07)
MAMMOTH SPRING -- Mammoth Spring School Superintendent Ron Taylor has sent a letter to state Rep. Curren Everett and state Sen. Paul Miller asking for their support for a school resource officer. "As the new Arkansas Legislature opens, I feel it is my duty to respectfully request your support for the funding of a school resource officer to be assigned on a ratio of 500-to-1 students to every school in the state of Arkansas," the letter stated...
$400,000 grant awarded for plant improvements (01/18/07)
So far, 2007 is off to a great start for Melbourne. The Melbourne Industrial Development Commission recently received approval for a $400,000 grant from the Arkansas Department of Economic Development that will be used for improvements to the former Boeing Plant...
School board looks at 10-year plan (01/18/07)
MAMMOTH SPRING -- The Mammoth Spring School Board approved 10-year school facility plan at their Jan. 8 meeting. School superintendent Ron Taylor told the board the plan had to be submitted the state by Feb. 1. The board reviewed a portion of the plan already implemented in the school district, including new roofs, new air conditioning units and the upgrades to windows and doors. ...
Thanks but, no thanks (01/18/07)
THAYER -- As of Jan. 9, Thayer Electrical Superintendent Gary Barton will no longer be involved in the grant writing process for the city of Thayer. During the Thayer City Council meeting last week Thayer Alderman Bob Grimes, who oversees the electrical department for the city, told Barton to stop writing the grant applications...
A little help ... (01/18/07)
MOBILE FOOD: The Ozark Food Harvest Mobile Food Pantry was in Thayer last week to give away food to those in need. Oregon County Health Department spokesperson Teri Wrenfrow, center, said the unit was in the county as part of a pilot project and will be in Alton next month during that community's commodity distribution. Photo/Sisk Lawrence...
SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT: (01/18/07)
SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT: Workers with Pruett Home Improvement from West Plains took advantage of warmer-than-normal winter temperatures to work on the new awning at the student rest area at Mammoth Spring School. Photo/Sisk Lawrence
OPEN HOUSE (01/18/07)
OPEN HOUSE: Ladies Only in Thayer held its open house Jan. 6. The ladies fitness business is located at 112 Chestnut Street and is owned by Janie Flynn and Sheila Smith. Door prize winners the day of the open house were Vicki Ragan, Kim Harralston and Lynn Hobbs. Ladies exercising are, from left, Shana Cochran, Ruth Stevens and Rita Croney. For more information concerning Ladies Only call 417-264-3011...
Flooding claims life (01/18/07)
Authorities retrieved the body of 20-year-old Shane Stauffer from the murky waters of Piney Creek Jan. 16. Stauffer, who was reported missing Jan. 14, was found at approximately 9:45 a.m. in his red 2000 Chevrolet Blazer near the second low water bridge on Needmore Road in Izard County, two to three miles from the Sharp County line, according to Sharp County Sheriff Dale Weaver...
Discussion draws crowd (01/18/07)
As people lined the walls and poured into the hallway of the Horseshoe Bend City Hall, it was clear there was interest in the agenda at the Jan. 15 city council meeting. Discussions regarding the expansion and improvement of the Horseshoe Bend sewer system prompted the gathering of numerous Horseshoe Bend residents...
Threats land man in jail (01/18/07)
An emotionally shaken Horseshoe Bend man was arrested after making multiple threats while at the Fulton County Sheriff's Office Jan. 8. Salem Police Chief Albert Roork said Gerald Arrington, 50, repeatedly threatened to kill a man Arrington said had had an affair with his wife...
AGFC make holidays brighter (01/18/07)
On Dec. 22 Corporals Brian Gaskins and Roger Tate, officers with the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, had the opportunity to help with Christmas for a family in Cave City. The Arkansas Wildlife Officers' Association donates $1,000 annually to each of the 12 game and fish enforcement districts. The $12,000 may be utilized to help local charities or simply help those less fortunate around Christmas...
Speaker to celebrate 90th birthday (01/18/07)
The family of Billie P. Speaker will hold a birthday celebration in honor of her 90th birthday. The reception will be held in the family center of Salem First Baptist Church, Jan. 21 from 3-5 p.m., weather permitting. All friends and family are invited...
ARTIST: (01/18/07)
ARTIST: Phillip Andrews, a third grade Mammoth Spring student in Beth Ragsdale's room, had his artwork submitted recently by Sue Ann Powell for entry in the SEAS Calendar Art Contest and was chosen as a winner. He will receive a ribbon, printed certificate, $50 savings bond, his artwork published in the 2007 SEAS calendar and a copy of the finished 2007 SEAS calendar. ...
Rega earns CASP certification (01/18/07)
Brian Rega, director of St. Bernards Village in Jonesboro, has been designated as a certified aging services professional (CASP). He is one of only two Arkansans holding the certification. The National Certification Program for Aging Services Professionals offers credentials to individuals who complete 45 hours of professional training and who successfully sit for three comprehensive examinations. The program is offered through the University of North Texas in Denton...
Bentley completes basic training (01/18/07)
Air Force Airman Nathan O. Bentley has graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. He is the son of Randall Bentley of Cave City. Bentley is a 2005 graduate of Stratford High School, Goose Creek, S.C. During the six weeks of training, the airman studied the Air Force mission, organization and military customs and courtesies; performed drill and ceremony marches; and received physical training, rifle marksmanship, field training exercises and special training in human relations.. ...
Ensemble concert planned at ASU (01/18/07)
Jan. 20 marks the first concert of its kind in northeast Arkansas. The Delta Music Teachers Association will hold its first-ever ensemble concert at 2 p.m. in the Fine Arts Recital Hall of Arkansas State University. The one-of-a-kind event will feature 26 pianists from the northeast Arkansas region playing as many as four pianos simultaneously. Performers met as a group in early November to begin rehearsing the selections that have been especially chosen for Saturday's program...
Pageant set at Harrison (01/18/07)
The Mister and Miss North Central Arkansas Pageant will be held Feb. 3 at the Harrison High School Auditorium in Harrison, Ark. This pageant is a fundraiser for the Miss North Central Arkansas Scholarship Pageant, with proceeds going towards the NCA scholarship fund...
Ensemble concert planned at ASU (01/18/07)
Jan. 20 marks the first concert of its kind in northeast Arkansas. The Delta Music Teachers Association will hold its first-ever ensemble concert at 2 p.m. in the Fine Arts Recital Hall of Arkansas State University. The one-of-a-kind event will feature 26 pianists from the northeast Arkansas region playing as many as four pianos simultaneously. Performers met as a group in early November to begin rehearsing the selections that have been especially chosen for Saturday's program...
Bentley completes basic training (01/18/07)
Air Force Airman Nathan O. Bentley has graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. He is the son of Randall Bentley of Cave City. Bentley is a 2005 graduate of Stratford High School, Goose Creek, S.C. During the six weeks of training, the airman studied the Air Force mission, organization and military customs and courtesies; performed drill and ceremony marches; and received physical training, rifle marksmanship, field training exercises and special training in human relations.. ...
Speaker to celebrate 90th birthday (01/18/07)
The family of Billie P. Speaker will hold a birthday celebration in honor of her 90th birthday. The reception will be held in the family center of Salem First Baptist Church, Jan. 21 from 3-5 p.m., weather permitting. All friends and family are invited...
AGFC make holidays brighter (01/18/07)
On Dec. 22 Corporals Brian Gaskins and Roger Tate, officers with the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, had the opportunity to help with Christmas for a family in Cave City. The Arkansas Wildlife Officers' Association donates $1,000 annually to each of the 12 game and fish enforcement districts. The $12,000 may be utilized to help local charities or simply help those less fortunate around Christmas...
Rega earns CASP certification (01/18/07)
Brian Rega, director of St. Bernards Village in Jonesboro, has been designated as a certified aging services professional (CASP). He is one of only two Arkansans holding the certification. The National Certification Program for Aging Services Professionals offers credentials to individuals who complete 45 hours of professional training and who successfully sit for three comprehensive examinations. The program is offered through the University of North Texas in Denton...
Pageant set at Harrison (01/18/07)
The Mister and Miss North Central Arkansas Pageant will be held Feb. 3 at the Harrison High School Auditorium in Harrison, Ark. This pageant is a fundraiser for the Miss North Central Arkansas Scholarship Pageant, with proceeds going towards the NCA scholarship fund...
ARTIST: (01/18/07)
ARTIST: Phillip Andrews, a third grade Mammoth Spring student in Beth Ragsdale's room, had his artwork submitted recently by Sue Ann Powell for entry in the SEAS Calendar Art Contest and was chosen as a winner. He will receive a ribbon, printed certificate, $50 savings bond, his artwork published in the 2007 SEAS calendar and a copy of the finished 2007 SEAS calendar. ...
Big Lady Tigers too tall for Thayer (01/18/07)
As Thayer welcomed the Salem Lady Tigers to town for a South Central Association matchup Jan. 11, some different issues came to light as the two squads took center stage. Height, height and more height. The Class 4 Lady Tigers had plenty of it to spare and used said height to knock off the Lady Bobcats 56-41...
Cave City slides by Salem (01/18/07)
Two things the Cave City Cavewomen are well noted for are pressure defense and the ability to shoot 3-pointers. Both of these played major roles in allowing Cave City to break loose in the second half of a tight game to knock off the Salem Lady Greyhounds 70-49 in 3A-1 East Conference play Jan. 12 at the Dawg Pound in Salem...
Couch edges Kosh (01/18/07)
Shooting six-for-15 from the free throw line is never a good thing. Especially in the last minute and a half of a tight ballgame. But going six-for-15 from the charity strip in the last 90 seconds doesn't have to be fatal, either. The Couch Indians proved this to be true by surviving a shaky performance from the free throw line to push past the Koshkonong Bluejays 48-45 at the Bluejays' Nest Jan. 9...
Cave City slides by Salem (01/18/07)
Two things the Cave City Cavewomen are well noted for are pressure defense and the ability to shoot 3-pointers. Both of these played major roles in allowing Cave City to break loose in the second half of a tight game to knock off the Salem Lady Greyhounds 70-49 in 3A-1 East Conference play Jan. 12 at the Dawg Pound in Salem...
Couch edges Kosh (01/18/07)
Shooting six-for-15 from the free throw line is never a good thing. Especially in the last minute and a half of a tight ballgame. But going six-for-15 from the charity strip in the last 90 seconds doesn't have to be fatal, either. The Couch Indians proved this to be true by surviving a shaky performance from the free throw line to push past the Koshkonong Bluejays 48-45 at the Bluejays' Nest Jan. 9...
Big Lady Tigers too tall for Thayer (01/18/07)
As Thayer welcomed the Salem Lady Tigers to town for a South Central Association matchup Jan. 11, some different issues came to light as the two squads took center stage. Height, height and more height. The Class 4 Lady Tigers had plenty of it to spare and used said height to knock off the Lady Bobcats 56-41...
Robert Emil Simmons (01/18/07)
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, Mo. He was a veteran of the United States Navy, proudly serving his country in the Korean Conflict...
Debra Gay Sterling (01/18/07)
Debra Gay Sterling, 47, of Camp, Ark., daughter of Thomas Gerald and Linda Doris (Chapin) Cunningham, was born on Nov. 8, 1959, in Festus, Mo. She died Jan. 10, 2007, at Salem. She worked as a nurse's aide for several years. She is survived by twin daughters, Leah M. ...
Neven Leon Leitzke (01/18/07)
Neven Leon Leitzke, of Salem, Ark., son of the late Edward Paul and Elsie Marie (Viergutz) Leitzke, was born April 20, 1919, in Norfolk, Neb. He died Jan. 12, 2007, at Baxter Regional Medical Center in Mountain Home at the age of 87. He was married to Mattie Lillian Cole on July 8, 1960, at Artois, Calif. ...
Doris E. Wood (01/18/07)
Doris E. Wood, 72, of Independence, Mo., died Dec. 26, 2006. She was born in Hardy, Ark., the daughter of Thomas and Berta Walker. Survivors include her husband, Darrell Wood; one son; five daughters; two sisters, Kathryn Vicry of Cherokee Village, Mildred Jackson of Whitney, Texas; and many nieces, nephews and friends...
Emma Jean Trantham (01/18/07)
Emma Jean Trantham, 80, of Thomasville, Mo., was born March 11, 1926, in Thomasville. She died Jan. 6, 2007, at her home. She was a longtime member of Thomasville Baptist Church. Survivors include three children, Charles and wife Carolyn, Christy Johnson and husband Dennis, and Keith and wife April; nine grandchildren, Anna Clary and husband Robert, Andy Trantham and wife Amy, Bryan Trantham and wife Mandy, Christopher Trantham and wife April, Alicia Trantham, Adrian Johnson, Taran Trantham, Paige Sterling and Marissa Barton; six great-grandchildren, Devin, Drew, Avery, Taylor Seth and Cole; one sister, Mary Louise Andrews of West Plains; and one brother, Norman Fisher of West Plains.. ...
Cora Mae Warden (01/18/07)
Cora Mae Warden, 94, of Mammoth Spring was born Aug. 30, 1912, in Sharp County, Ark., and died Dec. 31, 2006, at the home of her grandson in Cherokee Village. Survivors include three grandchildren, Veronica Cardone of Memphis, Tenn., David Warden of Cherokee Village, and Hope Warden of Atlanta, Ga.; four great-grandchildren, Robert and Hope Warden of Cherokee Village; Joey and Natalie Cardone of Memphis; and numerous other relatives and friends...
Marjorie Berry (01/18/07)
Marjorie Berry, age 88, of Thayer, Mo., was born June 30, 1918, in Ripley County, Mo. the daughter of Dan and Della Dodd-Beckham. She died Jan. 8, 2007, at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains. She was a homemaker and served as the community nurse for Bardley, Mo...
Milburn Rogers (01/18/07)
Milburn Willis Rogers was born the son of Newton Z. Rogers and Rendy Ivey Rogers on March 17, 1928, in Wirth, Ark. He died Jan. 8, 2007, in Mammoth Spring, Ark. at the age of 78. He was united in marriage on Dec. 23, 1949, in Mammoth Spring to Shirley Holloway who preceded him in death Dec. 25, 2001...
Edna June Sanders (01/18/07)
Edna June Sanders, 64, of Williford, was born June 29, 1942, in Nettleton, Ark., the daughter of Virgil and Ila (Neely) Clark. She died Jan. 12, 2007, at the NEA Medical Center in Jonesboro, Ark. She was married to Benny Sanders on May 29, 1960, in Sitka, Ark. She worked many years as a pharmacist assistant before retiring from Hills Drug Store in Highland. She loved flowers and enjoyed working in her garden. She attended the Ash Flat Church of Christ...
Cara Mae Teague (01/18/07)
Cara Mae Beavers Teague, daughter of the late Charles William Beavers and Ada Martha Elizabeth Hall Beavers was born Nov. 19, 1914, in Rae Valley, Ark. She died Jan. 12, 2007, at Calico Rock, Ark., at the age of 92. She was united in marriage to Ralph Teague on Dec. 24, 1938, at Culp, Ark., and to this union three children were born...
John Kenneth Smith (01/18/07)
John Kenneth Smith, son of the late John L. Smith and Joyce A. Cool-Smith of Mammoth Spring was born June 4, 1956, in Petoskey, Mich., and died Jan. 3, 2007, at the Fulton County Hospital in Salem, Ark., at the age of 50 years. Smith moved to Mammoth Spring with his son and best friend Herb Watkins to live with his new girlfriend Betty Vickers to start a new life...
William Alvin James (01/18/07)
William Alvin James was born on Aug. 23, 1934 in Koshkonong, Mo., the son of the late Orville James and Edith Threlkeld James. He died Jan. 8, 2007, in West Plains Mo., at the age of 72. He was united in marriage in 1971 at Pocahontas, Ark., to Betty Watkins...
Cara Mae Teague (01/18/07)
Cara Mae Beavers Teague, daughter of the late Charles William Beavers and Ada Martha Elizabeth Hall Beavers was born Nov. 19, 1914, in Rae Valley, Ark. She died Jan. 12, 2007, at Calico Rock, Ark., at the age of 92. She was united in marriage to Ralph Teague on Dec. 24, 1938, at Culp, Ark., and to this union three children were born...
Neven Leon Leitzke (01/18/07)
Neven Leon Leitzke, of Salem, Ark., son of the late Edward Paul and Elsie Marie (Viergutz) Leitzke, was born April 20, 1919, in Norfolk, Neb. He died Jan. 12, 2007, at Baxter Regional Medical Center in Mountain Home at the age of 87. He was married to Mattie Lillian Cole on July 8, 1960, at Artois, Calif. ...
Debra Gay Sterling (01/18/07)
Debra Gay Sterling, 47, of Camp, Ark., daughter of Thomas Gerald and Linda Doris (Chapin) Cunningham, was born on Nov. 8, 1959, in Festus, Mo. She died Jan. 10, 2007, at Salem. She worked as a nurse's aide for several years. She is survived by twin daughters, Leah M. ...
John Kenneth Smith (01/18/07)
John Kenneth Smith, son of the late John L. Smith and Joyce A. Cool-Smith of Mammoth Spring was born June 4, 1956, in Petoskey, Mich., and died Jan. 3, 2007, at the Fulton County Hospital in Salem, Ark., at the age of 50 years. Smith moved to Mammoth Spring with his son and best friend Herb Watkins to live with his new girlfriend Betty Vickers to start a new life...
Cora Mae Warden (01/18/07)
Cora Mae Warden, 94, of Mammoth Spring was born Aug. 30, 1912, in Sharp County, Ark., and died Dec. 31, 2006, at the home of her grandson in Cherokee Village. Survivors include three grandchildren, Veronica Cardone of Memphis, Tenn., David Warden of Cherokee Village, and Hope Warden of Atlanta, Ga.; four great-grandchildren, Robert and Hope Warden of Cherokee Village; Joey and Natalie Cardone of Memphis; and numerous other relatives and friends...
Emma Jean Trantham (01/18/07)
Emma Jean Trantham, 80, of Thomasville, Mo., was born March 11, 1926, in Thomasville. She died Jan. 6, 2007, at her home. She was a longtime member of Thomasville Baptist Church. Survivors include three children, Charles and wife Carolyn, Christy Johnson and husband Dennis, and Keith and wife April; nine grandchildren, Anna Clary and husband Robert, Andy Trantham and wife Amy, Bryan Trantham and wife Mandy, Christopher Trantham and wife April, Alicia Trantham, Adrian Johnson, Taran Trantham, Paige Sterling and Marissa Barton; six great-grandchildren, Devin, Drew, Avery, Taylor Seth and Cole; one sister, Mary Louise Andrews of West Plains; and one brother, Norman Fisher of West Plains.. ...
William Alvin James (01/18/07)
William Alvin James was born on Aug. 23, 1934 in Koshkonong, Mo., the son of the late Orville James and Edith Threlkeld James. He died Jan. 8, 2007, in West Plains Mo., at the age of 72. He was united in marriage in 1971 at Pocahontas, Ark., to Betty Watkins...
Marjorie Berry (01/18/07)
Marjorie Berry, age 88, of Thayer, Mo., was born June 30, 1918, in Ripley County, Mo. the daughter of Dan and Della Dodd-Beckham. She died Jan. 8, 2007, at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains. She was a homemaker and served as the community nurse for Bardley, Mo...
Milburn Rogers (01/18/07)
Milburn Willis Rogers was born the son of Newton Z. Rogers and Rendy Ivey Rogers on March 17, 1928, in Wirth, Ark. He died Jan. 8, 2007, in Mammoth Spring, Ark. at the age of 78. He was united in marriage on Dec. 23, 1949, in Mammoth Spring to Shirley Holloway who preceded him in death Dec. 25, 2001...
Edna June Sanders (01/18/07)
Edna June Sanders, 64, of Williford, was born June 29, 1942, in Nettleton, Ark., the daughter of Virgil and Ila (Neely) Clark. She died Jan. 12, 2007, at the NEA Medical Center in Jonesboro, Ark. She was married to Benny Sanders on May 29, 1960, in Sitka, Ark. She worked many years as a pharmacist assistant before retiring from Hills Drug Store in Highland. She loved flowers and enjoyed working in her garden. She attended the Ash Flat Church of Christ...
Robert Emil Simmons (01/18/07)
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, Mo. He was a veteran of the United States Navy, proudly serving his country in the Korean Conflict...
Doris E. Wood (01/18/07)
Doris E. Wood, 72, of Independence, Mo., died Dec. 26, 2006. She was born in Hardy, Ark., the daughter of Thomas and Berta Walker. Survivors include her husband, Darrell Wood; one son; five daughters; two sisters, Kathryn Vicry of Cherokee Village, Mildred Jackson of Whitney, Texas; and many nieces, nephews and friends...
Kermit Riggs (01/18/07)
Kermit Riggs, 80, of Poughkeepsie died Jan. 10, 2007, at the White River Medical Center in Batesville. He was born Sept. 4, 1926, at Manila, Ark., the son of Logan and Elizabeth (Dawson) Riggs. He was a disabled U.S. Army veteran and a member of the Peaceful Harbor Pentecostal Church in Batesville...
Mary Lou (Rogers) Wren (01/18/07)
Mary Lou (Rogers) Wren, 71, of Cave City, died Jan. 9, 2007, at the White River Medical Center in Batesville. She was born March 9, 1935, at Cave City to Herbert Conley and Ruby Audrey (Boles) Rogers. She retired from J.K. Southerland Processing Plant in Batesville and attended Cave City Church of God...
Cash Dawson Arnhart (01/18/07)
Chad and DeAnn Arnhart of Ash Flat are the parents of Cash Dawson Arnhart, born Dec. 29, 2006. He weighed 7 pounds, 15 ounces. His siblings are Donnie and Jake French. Grandparents are Frankie and Freda Arnhart, Sandra K. Parnell and Raymond McIllwain...
Callie Rebecca Hall (01/18/07)
Derek and Karen Hall of Salem announce the birth of a daughter, Callie Rebecca, born at 2:15 p.m. Dec. 18, 2006, at Baxter Regional Medical Center in Mountain Home. She weighed 8 pounds, 5 ounces and was 20-1/2 inches long. Maternal grandparents are Larry (Dude) and Becki Strong of Gainesville, Mo...
Peyton Walker Reynolds (01/18/07)
Jeremy and Courtney Reynolds of West Plains are the parents of a baby boy, Peyton Walker. He was born at 10:55 p.m. Jan. 3, 2007, at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains. He weighed 7 pounds, 11-1/2 ounces, and was 21-3/4 inches long. Grandparents are Clyde and Michelle Dill of Alton...
Mary Lou (Rogers) Wren (01/18/07)
Mary Lou (Rogers) Wren, 71, of Cave City, died Jan. 9, 2007, at the White River Medical Center in Batesville. She was born March 9, 1935, at Cave City to Herbert Conley and Ruby Audrey (Boles) Rogers. She retired from J.K. Southerland Processing Plant in Batesville and attended Cave City Church of God...
Cash Dawson Arnhart (01/18/07)
Chad and DeAnn Arnhart of Ash Flat are the parents of Cash Dawson Arnhart, born Dec. 29, 2006. He weighed 7 pounds, 15 ounces. His siblings are Donnie and Jake French. Grandparents are Frankie and Freda Arnhart, Sandra K. Parnell and Raymond McIllwain...
Callie Rebecca Hall (01/18/07)
Derek and Karen Hall of Salem announce the birth of a daughter, Callie Rebecca, born at 2:15 p.m. Dec. 18, 2006, at Baxter Regional Medical Center in Mountain Home. She weighed 8 pounds, 5 ounces and was 20-1/2 inches long. Maternal grandparents are Larry (Dude) and Becki Strong of Gainesville, Mo...
Peyton Walker Reynolds (01/18/07)
Jeremy and Courtney Reynolds of West Plains are the parents of a baby boy, Peyton Walker. He was born at 10:55 p.m. Jan. 3, 2007, at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains. He weighed 7 pounds, 11-1/2 ounces, and was 21-3/4 inches long. Grandparents are Clyde and Michelle Dill of Alton...
Kermit Riggs (01/18/07)
Kermit Riggs, 80, of Poughkeepsie died Jan. 10, 2007, at the White River Medical Center in Batesville. He was born Sept. 4, 1926, at Manila, Ark., the son of Logan and Elizabeth (Dawson) Riggs. He was a disabled U.S. Army veteran and a member of the Peaceful Harbor Pentecostal Church in Batesville...
Boldly Going Nowhere (01/18/07)
The annual Darwin Awards, named in honor of Charles Darwin, the father of evolution, commemorate "those who improve our gene pool by removing themselves from it," most notably by doing something incredibly stupid. To receive the award, the act of stupidity must meet the following criteria:...
Boldly Going Nowhere (01/18/07)
The annual Darwin Awards, named in honor of Charles Darwin, the father of evolution, commemorate "those who improve our gene pool by removing themselves from it," most notably by doing something incredibly stupid. To receive the award, the act of stupidity must meet the following criteria:...