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Stories from Friday, February 2, 2007

Heritage Committee to meet (02/02/07)
The Fulton County Heritage Committee will meet Feb. 6 at 1 p.m. at Old Main on North Street in Salem. The committee is working on community history at this time. Anyone having information on communities in Fulton County can submit it by e-mail to rplumlee@centurytel.net or mail it to Fulton County History Book Committee, P.O. Box 768, Salem, AR 72576...
Doors donated (02/02/07)
NEW DOORS: The Mammoth Spring Garden Club has been instrumental in the restoration of the community auditorium, formerly St. Andrews Episcopal Church. They recently raised funds to buy new doors for the front of the building. Club members are from left: Sybil Smith, Ann ward, Glenda Pryor, Charlene Sparks and Rita Boenninghausen...
Felony charges (02/02/07)
Two Izard County men face felony charges after allegedly going on a spree of destructive behavior that resulted in thousands of dollars in damages Jan. 19. Jason Sherrell, 20, and Michael Kulczycki, 24, both of Melbourne, face criminal mischief charges involving destruction of property for current and past offenses after the men gave statements admitting their guilt, according to Izard County Sheriff Tate Lawrence...
LEARNING THE TRADE: (02/02/07)
learning the trade: Oxford Cub Scout Pack 258 listens to Areawide Media Circulation Manager Debra Perryman as she explains how the newspapers are assembled Jan. 26. Photo/Ninemire
Salem to host 2007 Powwow (02/02/07)
The Salem City Council voted Jan. 25 to host a nationally recognized event this spring. On May 19 and 20 the third annual Circle of Hope Intertribal Powwow will be held at the Salem City Park and Fulton County Fairgrounds. The event is expected to bring thousands of Native American people from all across the United States, according to Sovereign Amonsoquath Tribe of Cherokee President Cathy Jones...
SEX OFFENDER; (02/02/07)
SEX OFFENDER: Richard R. Andis, a 56-year-old level-three sex offender, is expected to be moving into Fulton County, according to Izard County Sheriff Tate Lawrence. Andis, who was convicted of indecent sexual contact with a child, was approved to leave Izard County but is required to file with Fulton County authorities once his new residence is established, Lawrence said...
Artist's work showcased (02/02/07)
A Thayer fiber artist has earned the right to a sore wrist The 2007 Missouri Arts Commission Art Awards poster has an image of Susan Leslie Lumsden's art quilt "Skywest." The sore wrist is from hand signing 900 of them. As the price of having her artwork's image on the poster, Lumsden must autograph the huge stack of posters which will go out to elected and appointed officials across the state. ...
Search reveals drugs (02/02/07)
A Hardy couple faces drug charges after police searched their home Jan. 18 for stolen goods. Clyde Scott Griffin, 45, and Theresa Ann Kennedy, 38, are both charged with possession with the intent to deliver a controlled substance, methamphetamine, a class Y felony; possession with the intent to deliver a controlled substance, marijuana, a class C felony; use or possession with the intent to use drug paraphernalia, a class C felony; and theft by receiving, a class C felony...
Brave soldier ... (02/02/07)
hometown hero: Lt. Col. Kirk Van Pelt pins the Purple Heart on Spc. George Hendricks of Melbourne Jan. 20. Hendricks received the honor after bring wounded in combat Nov. 20, 2004, while serving with the 39th Brigade Combat Team in Operation Iraqi Freedom. Photo/Capt. Chris Heathscott, Arkansas National Guard...
Mammoth Spring man charged with assault (02/02/07)
A Mammoth Spring man is facing multiple charges for allegedly assaulting his wife Jan. 14. Angela Deaton, 35, told authorities her husband, Bryan Deaton, 37, physically abused her and made numerous fatal threats throughout a four-day period starting Jan. 14...
PROCLAMATION: (02/02/07)
PROCLAMATION: Thayer Mayor Allen Deckard signs a proclamation declaring the week of Feb. 5 as "Ronald McDonald House Week" in Thayer. City Tax Collector Janice Tolar, Municipal Clerk Rosie Simpson and office employee Cindy Callahan look on.
Gearing up (02/02/07)
ST. JUDE CHEST: K-Kountry 95 employees Bob Eckman, Lynn Hobbs and Mike Crase examine the mini chest made by Daniel Bowers. Bowers made the chest in honor of his daughter Madison who has battled cancer. It will be used to hold donations collected Feb. 14, the day of the County Cares for Kids K-Kountry 95 Radiothon...
SEX OFFENDER; (02/02/07)
SEX OFFENDER: Richard R. Andis, a 56-year-old level-three sex offender, is expected to be moving into Fulton County, according to Izard County Sheriff Tate Lawrence. Andis, who was convicted of indecent sexual contact with a child, was approved to leave Izard County but is required to file with Fulton County authorities once his new residence is established, Lawrence said...
Doors donated (02/02/07)
NEW DOORS: The Mammoth Spring Garden Club has been instrumental in the restoration of the community auditorium, formerly St. Andrews Episcopal Church. They recently raised funds to buy new doors for the front of the building. Club members are from left: Sybil Smith, Ann ward, Glenda Pryor, Charlene Sparks and Rita Boenninghausen...
Salem to host 2007 Powwow (02/02/07)
The Salem City Council voted Jan. 25 to host a nationally recognized event this spring. On May 19 and 20 the third annual Circle of Hope Intertribal Powwow will be held at the Salem City Park and Fulton County Fairgrounds. The event is expected to bring thousands of Native American people from all across the United States, according to Sovereign Amonsoquath Tribe of Cherokee President Cathy Jones...
Artist's work showcased (02/02/07)
A Thayer fiber artist has earned the right to a sore wrist The 2007 Missouri Arts Commission Art Awards poster has an image of Susan Leslie Lumsden's art quilt "Skywest." The sore wrist is from hand signing 900 of them. As the price of having her artwork's image on the poster, Lumsden must autograph the huge stack of posters which will go out to elected and appointed officials across the state. ...
Search reveals drugs (02/02/07)
A Hardy couple faces drug charges after police searched their home Jan. 18 for stolen goods. Clyde Scott Griffin, 45, and Theresa Ann Kennedy, 38, are both charged with possession with the intent to deliver a controlled substance, methamphetamine, a class Y felony; possession with the intent to deliver a controlled substance, marijuana, a class C felony; use or possession with the intent to use drug paraphernalia, a class C felony; and theft by receiving, a class C felony...
Mammoth Spring man charged with assault (02/02/07)
A Mammoth Spring man is facing multiple charges for allegedly assaulting his wife Jan. 14. Angela Deaton, 35, told authorities her husband, Bryan Deaton, 37, physically abused her and made numerous fatal threats throughout a four-day period starting Jan. 14...
Brave soldier ... (02/02/07)
hometown hero: Lt. Col. Kirk Van Pelt pins the Purple Heart on Spc. George Hendricks of Melbourne Jan. 20. Hendricks received the honor after bring wounded in combat Nov. 20, 2004, while serving with the 39th Brigade Combat Team in Operation Iraqi Freedom. Photo/Capt. Chris Heathscott, Arkansas National Guard...
Felony charges (02/02/07)
Two Izard County men face felony charges after allegedly going on a spree of destructive behavior that resulted in thousands of dollars in damages Jan. 19. Jason Sherrell, 20, and Michael Kulczycki, 24, both of Melbourne, face criminal mischief charges involving destruction of property for current and past offenses after the men gave statements admitting their guilt, according to Izard County Sheriff Tate Lawrence...
LEARNING THE TRADE: (02/02/07)
learning the trade: Oxford Cub Scout Pack 258 listens to Areawide Media Circulation Manager Debra Perryman as she explains how the newspapers are assembled Jan. 26. Photo/Ninemire
Gearing up (02/02/07)
ST. JUDE CHEST: K-Kountry 95 employees Bob Eckman, Lynn Hobbs and Mike Crase examine the mini chest made by Daniel Bowers. Bowers made the chest in honor of his daughter Madison who has battled cancer. It will be used to hold donations collected Feb. 14, the day of the County Cares for Kids K-Kountry 95 Radiothon...
Heritage Committee to meet (02/02/07)
The Fulton County Heritage Committee will meet Feb. 6 at 1 p.m. at Old Main on North Street in Salem. The committee is working on community history at this time. Anyone having information on communities in Fulton County can submit it by e-mail to rplumlee@centurytel.net or mail it to Fulton County History Book Committee, P.O. Box 768, Salem, AR 72576...
PROCLAMATION: (02/02/07)
PROCLAMATION: Thayer Mayor Allen Deckard signs a proclamation declaring the week of Feb. 5 as "Ronald McDonald House Week" in Thayer. City Tax Collector Janice Tolar, Municipal Clerk Rosie Simpson and office employee Cindy Callahan look on.
Eaken joins Realty staff (02/02/07)
Ozark Gateway Realty has announced the addition of Jimmy Eaken to their staff as associate broker. He brings 14 years experience in the real estate business in the Spring River Area, working at the Spring River Beach Club for 12 years and Rapid Real Estate the last two years...
Broyles awarded scholarship (02/02/07)
Tiffany Broyles of Salem has been awarded a President's Scholarship to attend Williams Baptist College. The scholarship is awarded to incoming WBC students based on their college entrance examination scores. Broyles is a senior at Salem High School. She is the daughter of Robert Broyles and Sheri Burris, both of Salem...
92 YEARS: (02/02/07)
92 YEARS: Bonnie Gould celebrated her 92nd birthday Jan. 14 at her daughter's home in Sturkie. Several nieces and nephews were present for the occasion.
Johnson, Haigwood to exchange wedding vows (02/02/07)
Charlie and Cathy Johnson announce the forthcoming wedding of their daughter, Christina Nicole, to Jeffrey Lynn Haigwood. Parents of the groom are Jeff and Francis Haigwood of Pleasant Plains. The wedding will take place Feb. 10 at 2 p.m. at the Ash Flat United Methodist Church. A reception will follow in the fellowship hall...
CONVENTION: (02/02/07)
CONVENTION: The 72nd Arkansas Farm Bureau Convention was held Nov. 29-Dec. 1 in Hot Springs at the Hot Springs Convention Center. This year's theme was Agriculture: Connecting All of Arkansas. Those attending included, front row, from left: Louise Curtis, Virginia Murphy, Olean Mahan, Sue Billiot; back row, Johnny Curtis, Danny Murphy, Noil Mahan and Ken Billiot...
Risner on Dean's List (02/02/07)
Nicholas Beauden Risner of Thayer has been named to the Dean's Honor Roll at the University of Mississippi for the fall semester. A grade point average of from 3.5 through 3.74 is required of full-time students carrying at least 12 semester hours for listing on the Dean's Honor Roll...
Broyles awarded scholarship (02/02/07)
Tiffany Broyles of Salem has been awarded a President's Scholarship to attend Williams Baptist College. The scholarship is awarded to incoming WBC students based on their college entrance examination scores. Broyles is a senior at Salem High School. She is the daughter of Robert Broyles and Sheri Burris, both of Salem...
Risner on Dean's List (02/02/07)
Nicholas Beauden Risner of Thayer has been named to the Dean's Honor Roll at the University of Mississippi for the fall semester. A grade point average of from 3.5 through 3.74 is required of full-time students carrying at least 12 semester hours for listing on the Dean's Honor Roll...
Eaken joins Realty staff (02/02/07)
Ozark Gateway Realty has announced the addition of Jimmy Eaken to their staff as associate broker. He brings 14 years experience in the real estate business in the Spring River Area, working at the Spring River Beach Club for 12 years and Rapid Real Estate the last two years...
CONVENTION: (02/02/07)
CONVENTION: The 72nd Arkansas Farm Bureau Convention was held Nov. 29-Dec. 1 in Hot Springs at the Hot Springs Convention Center. This year's theme was Agriculture: Connecting All of Arkansas. Those attending included, front row, from left: Louise Curtis, Virginia Murphy, Olean Mahan, Sue Billiot; back row, Johnny Curtis, Danny Murphy, Noil Mahan and Ken Billiot...
Johnson, Haigwood to exchange wedding vows (02/02/07)
Charlie and Cathy Johnson announce the forthcoming wedding of their daughter, Christina Nicole, to Jeffrey Lynn Haigwood. Parents of the groom are Jeff and Francis Haigwood of Pleasant Plains. The wedding will take place Feb. 10 at 2 p.m. at the Ash Flat United Methodist Church. A reception will follow in the fellowship hall...
92 YEARS: (02/02/07)
92 YEARS: Bonnie Gould celebrated her 92nd birthday Jan. 14 at her daughter's home in Sturkie. Several nieces and nephews were present for the occasion.
Whitten white-hot, Comets top Indians (02/02/07)
Ben Whitten had the hot hand Jan. 23 as his Alton Comets downed the Couch Indians 52-34 in the opening round of the Big Spring Conference Tournament at Alton High School. Whitten drained seven 3-pointers en route to a game-high 22 points for the third-seeded Comets...
Cougs crush Cushman (02/02/07)
The Cushman Bulldogs were living quite the charmed life during the first two rounds of the annual Izard County Invitational Tournament. Seeded seventh in the seven-team senior boys' field, the Bulldogs had managed to topple second-seeded Calico Rock in the opening round before slipping past sixth-seeded Mount Pleasant in the semi-final rounds...
Calico Rock defends Izard County crown with win over Melbourne (02/02/07)
The last time they hooked up on the hardwood, top spot in the 1A-2 South was riding on the outcome. This time, while conference positioning was not an issue, bragging rights sure were. The last time they hooked up, it took a last-second miracle shot from Hannah Wright for the Calico Rock Lady Pirates to knock off the Melbourne Lady Bearkatz...
Cougs crush Cushman (02/02/07)
The Cushman Bulldogs were living quite the charmed life during the first two rounds of the annual Izard County Invitational Tournament. Seeded seventh in the seven-team senior boys' field, the Bulldogs had managed to topple second-seeded Calico Rock in the opening round before slipping past sixth-seeded Mount Pleasant in the semi-final rounds...
Whitten white-hot, Comets top Indians (02/02/07)
Ben Whitten had the hot hand Jan. 23 as his Alton Comets downed the Couch Indians 52-34 in the opening round of the Big Spring Conference Tournament at Alton High School. Whitten drained seven 3-pointers en route to a game-high 22 points for the third-seeded Comets...
Calico Rock defends Izard County crown with win over Melbourne (02/02/07)
The last time they hooked up on the hardwood, top spot in the 1A-2 South was riding on the outcome. This time, while conference positioning was not an issue, bragging rights sure were. The last time they hooked up, it took a last-second miracle shot from Hannah Wright for the Calico Rock Lady Pirates to knock off the Melbourne Lady Bearkatz...
William "Bill" Watson (02/02/07)
William "Bill" Watson, 69, died Jan. 21, 2007, in Corpus Christi, Texas. Watson was born Jan. 1, 1938, in Viola, Ark., the son of Ray and Mildred Watson. He graduated from Hamburg High School in Hamburg, Ark. He received his B.S. at the University of Arkansas at Monticello and his master's at Antioch University...
Mary Etta Steel (02/02/07)
Mary Etta Steel, 87, of Cherokee Village was born May 28, 1919, in Elkhart, Texas, the daughter of the late Thomas and Lula (Barfield) Clark. She died Jan. 24, 2007, in Ash Flat. She moved to Cherokee Village two years ago from Anson Texas. Steel was a homemaker...
Dennis Arthur Petersen (02/02/07)
Dennis Arthur Petersen, 63, of Cherokee Village died Jan. 26, 2007. He was born Nov. 7, 1943, the son of Bernice Beeh and Paul Petersen in Chicago, Ill. He lived most of his life in Kankakee, Ill. He attended Kankakee Senior High School, graduating with the class of 1961. After graduation he enlisted in the United States Marine Corps attaining the rank of Lance Corporal and was honorably discharged in 1967. On Aug. 9, 1969, he married Angela Marie Adamo...
Idella (Huskey) Matlock (02/02/07)
Idella (Huskey) Crabtree Matlock, age 97, of Dermott, formerly of Cave City, was born Aug. 8, 1909, at Tuckerman, Ark., the daughter of the late George Thomas and Lena Frances Huskey. She died Jan. 22, 2007, at the Chicot Memorial Hospital in Lake Village...
Minnie A. Marsh (02/02/07)
Minnie Alice Marsh, 99, of Marshall, Mo., was born Oct. 23, 1907, in Saline County, Mo., the daughter of the late Warren A. Smith and Minnie Alice Cald-well Smith. She died Jan. 5, 2007, at Big Bend Retreat in Slater. On Aug. 7, 1928, in Saline County, she married John Lester Marsh, who preceded her in death on June 24, 1990...
Gerald (Jerry) Hobbs (02/02/07)
Gerald (Jerry) Hobbs of Ash Flat, Ark., son of the late Maurice and Lillian (Rose) Hobbs was born on Oct. 14, 1930, in Lyndon, Kan. He died Jan. 22, 2007, at the Ash Flat Nursing and Rehab Center at the age of 76. Hobbs was married to Iva Aldine Parks on Oct. 26, 1963, at Las Vegas, Nev. He worked as an electrician for St. Francis Hospital in Topeka, Kan...
Carol May Winnett (02/02/07)
Carol May Swadley Winnett, daughter of the late William Edward Swadley and Pearl Marie Foster Swadley was born June 2, 1939, in Gassville, Ark. She died Jan. 21, 2007, at her home in Myron, Ark., at the age of 67. She was united in marriage to Cecil Winnett on Jan. 12, 1959, and to this union four children were born. She was of the Church of Christ faith...
Jackson Cooper Danley (02/02/07)
Jackson Cooper Danley died Jan. 18, 2007, at the age of two months and three days. He was born Nov. 15, 2006, the son of James Cordell Danley and Lyndsay Michelle Burkhart. He is also survived by his maternal grandmother, Cathy Baldridge Burkhart of Paragould; a special friend, Wayne Howard and Uncle Garrett Burkhart, all of Paragould; maternal grandfather, Mike Burkhart and wife Lisa of Henderson, Ark.; paternal grandparents, Kim Horrell Danley of Paragould and Jimmy Danley of Black Rock, Ark.; maternal great-grandparents, Jack and Mildred Burkhart of West Plains; paternal great-grandparents, Ruby Baldridge and the late V.L. ...
Myrtle H. Cameron (02/02/07)
Myrtle H. Cameron, age 72, of Alton, was born March 10, 1934, in Illinois. She died Jan. 19, 2007, at St. John's hospital in Springfield, Mo. Survivors include three children, Roger Burchfield of Alton, Catherine Sue Hudgens of Mesa, Ariz., and Hollis Burchfield Jr. of Indianapolis, Ind.; two brothers, J.R. Elser of Kentucky and Glen Elser of Arizona; a sister, Bertha Woods of Mesa, Ariz.; eight grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren...
LeRoy "Hap" Davis (02/02/07)
LeRoy "Hap" Davis, age 86, of Alton, was born Sept. 1, 1920, in Kansas City, Kan., and died Jan. 18, 2007, at his home. While living in Northlake, Ill., Davis led two pledge drives which resulted in the erection of the St. John Viany Catholic Church and School. He was a member of the Holy Name Society and was an associate director of Pony and Little League baseball...
J. W. Agee (02/02/07)
J. W. Agee was born the son of Monroe Dean Agee and Clara Seina Brown Agee on Aug. 21, 1924, in Paragould, Ark. He died Jan. 16, 2007 in Thayer, Mo., at the age of 82. He was united in marriage May 3, 1947, in Paragould, to Bonnie Lea Diles. He was a veteran, serving in the United States Army during World War I...
Barbara Kay Malin (02/02/07)
Barbara Kay Malin, 66, of Cherokee Village, died Jan. 26, 2007, at her home. She is survived by her husband, Leslie W. Malin; two daughters, Marty McNevin and Mitzi Gellman; and three granddaughters, Paula McNevin and Carrie and Annie Gellman. A celebration of her life will be held at a later date...
Alice Lorean Frealy (02/02/07)
Alice Lorean Frealy was born July 2, 1921, at Smithton, Ark., the daughter of Eugene Stanley Frealy and Maggie Fay Tyner Frealy, the fourth of 10 children. She died peacefully on Jan. 15, 2007 at the age of 85. She graduated from Doniphan High School in 1942. She joined the U.S. Navy in August 1943, and was a "code breaker" during World War II receiving a unit citation medal for the work they did. She left the Navy in April 1946...
Nels E. Faught (02/02/07)
Nels E. Faught, 62, of Ash Flat, died Jan. 26, 2007, at the Ash Flat Healthcare Center. He was born on July 18, 1944, in Birmingham, Ala., the son of Nels Albert Faught and Mavia (McConnel) Faught. He was a veteran of the United States Air Force. He worked in sales for many years for Snap-On Tools before retiring...
Jackie Romine (02/02/07)
Jackie Dean Romine was born May 22, 1951, in Salem, Ark., the son of Everett Romine and Deloris Frisbee Romine. He died Jan. 21, 2007, in West Plains, Mo., at the age of 55. He was united in marriage Sept. 14, 1969, in Thayer to Jennie Thornton. He was a heavy equipment operator and was employed by Garnett Wood Products before becoming disabled...
Dorothy M. Jensen Linden (02/02/07)
Dorothy M. Jensen Linden was born on May 14, 1922, in Zearing, Ill., the daughter of John and Phillipina Bird. She died Jan. 19, 2007, in McAllen, Texas, at the age of 85. In 1943 she married Lt. Blaine Manahan, who preceded her in death in 1944 as an Army Air Corps pilot in World War II...
Ernest Reed (02/02/07)
Ernest Reed, 51, of Hardy, formerly of Beverly, Ky., died Jan. 25, 2007, at his home. He was born on April 23, 1955, in Beverly, the son of George and Edith (Shelly) Reed. He served in the United States Army from 1972 until 1975. He moved to Arizona in 1988 and married Bernice Diane Burnett in February of 1989. The Reeds moved to Arkansas in January of 2002 to Pochaontas. They bought land in Hardy in 2003, where they made their home...
Dorothy M. Jensen Linden (02/02/07)
Dorothy M. Jensen Linden was born on May 14, 1922, in Zearing, Ill., the daughter of John and Phillipina Bird. She died Jan. 19, 2007, in McAllen, Texas, at the age of 85. In 1943 she married Lt. Blaine Manahan, who preceded her in death in 1944 as an Army Air Corps pilot in World War II...
Mary Etta Steel (02/02/07)
Mary Etta Steel, 87, of Cherokee Village was born May 28, 1919, in Elkhart, Texas, the daughter of the late Thomas and Lula (Barfield) Clark. She died Jan. 24, 2007, in Ash Flat. She moved to Cherokee Village two years ago from Anson Texas. Steel was a homemaker...
Carol May Winnett (02/02/07)
Carol May Swadley Winnett, daughter of the late William Edward Swadley and Pearl Marie Foster Swadley was born June 2, 1939, in Gassville, Ark. She died Jan. 21, 2007, at her home in Myron, Ark., at the age of 67. She was united in marriage to Cecil Winnett on Jan. 12, 1959, and to this union four children were born. She was of the Church of Christ faith...
Jackson Cooper Danley (02/02/07)
Jackson Cooper Danley died Jan. 18, 2007, at the age of two months and three days. He was born Nov. 15, 2006, the son of James Cordell Danley and Lyndsay Michelle Burkhart. He is also survived by his maternal grandmother, Cathy Baldridge Burkhart of Paragould; a special friend, Wayne Howard and Uncle Garrett Burkhart, all of Paragould; maternal grandfather, Mike Burkhart and wife Lisa of Henderson, Ark.; paternal grandparents, Kim Horrell Danley of Paragould and Jimmy Danley of Black Rock, Ark.; maternal great-grandparents, Jack and Mildred Burkhart of West Plains; paternal great-grandparents, Ruby Baldridge and the late V.L. ...
Myrtle H. Cameron (02/02/07)
Myrtle H. Cameron, age 72, of Alton, was born March 10, 1934, in Illinois. She died Jan. 19, 2007, at St. John's hospital in Springfield, Mo. Survivors include three children, Roger Burchfield of Alton, Catherine Sue Hudgens of Mesa, Ariz., and Hollis Burchfield Jr. of Indianapolis, Ind.; two brothers, J.R. Elser of Kentucky and Glen Elser of Arizona; a sister, Bertha Woods of Mesa, Ariz.; eight grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren...
Dennis Arthur Petersen (02/02/07)
Dennis Arthur Petersen, 63, of Cherokee Village died Jan. 26, 2007. He was born Nov. 7, 1943, the son of Bernice Beeh and Paul Petersen in Chicago, Ill. He lived most of his life in Kankakee, Ill. He attended Kankakee Senior High School, graduating with the class of 1961. After graduation he enlisted in the United States Marine Corps attaining the rank of Lance Corporal and was honorably discharged in 1967. On Aug. 9, 1969, he married Angela Marie Adamo...
LeRoy "Hap" Davis (02/02/07)
LeRoy "Hap" Davis, age 86, of Alton, was born Sept. 1, 1920, in Kansas City, Kan., and died Jan. 18, 2007, at his home. While living in Northlake, Ill., Davis led two pledge drives which resulted in the erection of the St. John Viany Catholic Church and School. He was a member of the Holy Name Society and was an associate director of Pony and Little League baseball...
J. W. Agee (02/02/07)
J. W. Agee was born the son of Monroe Dean Agee and Clara Seina Brown Agee on Aug. 21, 1924, in Paragould, Ark. He died Jan. 16, 2007 in Thayer, Mo., at the age of 82. He was united in marriage May 3, 1947, in Paragould, to Bonnie Lea Diles. He was a veteran, serving in the United States Army during World War I...
Ernest Reed (02/02/07)
Ernest Reed, 51, of Hardy, formerly of Beverly, Ky., died Jan. 25, 2007, at his home. He was born on April 23, 1955, in Beverly, the son of George and Edith (Shelly) Reed. He served in the United States Army from 1972 until 1975. He moved to Arizona in 1988 and married Bernice Diane Burnett in February of 1989. The Reeds moved to Arkansas in January of 2002 to Pochaontas. They bought land in Hardy in 2003, where they made their home...
Minnie A. Marsh (02/02/07)
Minnie Alice Marsh, 99, of Marshall, Mo., was born Oct. 23, 1907, in Saline County, Mo., the daughter of the late Warren A. Smith and Minnie Alice Cald-well Smith. She died Jan. 5, 2007, at Big Bend Retreat in Slater. On Aug. 7, 1928, in Saline County, she married John Lester Marsh, who preceded her in death on June 24, 1990...
Idella (Huskey) Matlock (02/02/07)
Idella (Huskey) Crabtree Matlock, age 97, of Dermott, formerly of Cave City, was born Aug. 8, 1909, at Tuckerman, Ark., the daughter of the late George Thomas and Lena Frances Huskey. She died Jan. 22, 2007, at the Chicot Memorial Hospital in Lake Village...
William "Bill" Watson (02/02/07)
William "Bill" Watson, 69, died Jan. 21, 2007, in Corpus Christi, Texas. Watson was born Jan. 1, 1938, in Viola, Ark., the son of Ray and Mildred Watson. He graduated from Hamburg High School in Hamburg, Ark. He received his B.S. at the University of Arkansas at Monticello and his master's at Antioch University...
Barbara Kay Malin (02/02/07)
Barbara Kay Malin, 66, of Cherokee Village, died Jan. 26, 2007, at her home. She is survived by her husband, Leslie W. Malin; two daughters, Marty McNevin and Mitzi Gellman; and three granddaughters, Paula McNevin and Carrie and Annie Gellman. A celebration of her life will be held at a later date...
Alice Lorean Frealy (02/02/07)
Alice Lorean Frealy was born July 2, 1921, at Smithton, Ark., the daughter of Eugene Stanley Frealy and Maggie Fay Tyner Frealy, the fourth of 10 children. She died peacefully on Jan. 15, 2007 at the age of 85. She graduated from Doniphan High School in 1942. She joined the U.S. Navy in August 1943, and was a "code breaker" during World War II receiving a unit citation medal for the work they did. She left the Navy in April 1946...
Nels E. Faught (02/02/07)
Nels E. Faught, 62, of Ash Flat, died Jan. 26, 2007, at the Ash Flat Healthcare Center. He was born on July 18, 1944, in Birmingham, Ala., the son of Nels Albert Faught and Mavia (McConnel) Faught. He was a veteran of the United States Air Force. He worked in sales for many years for Snap-On Tools before retiring...
Jackie Romine (02/02/07)
Jackie Dean Romine was born May 22, 1951, in Salem, Ark., the son of Everett Romine and Deloris Frisbee Romine. He died Jan. 21, 2007, in West Plains, Mo., at the age of 55. He was united in marriage Sept. 14, 1969, in Thayer to Jennie Thornton. He was a heavy equipment operator and was employed by Garnett Wood Products before becoming disabled...
Gerald (Jerry) Hobbs (02/02/07)
Gerald (Jerry) Hobbs of Ash Flat, Ark., son of the late Maurice and Lillian (Rose) Hobbs was born on Oct. 14, 1930, in Lyndon, Kan. He died Jan. 22, 2007, at the Ash Flat Nursing and Rehab Center at the age of 76. Hobbs was married to Iva Aldine Parks on Oct. 26, 1963, at Las Vegas, Nev. He worked as an electrician for St. Francis Hospital in Topeka, Kan...
Sahara Rayne Harvey (02/02/07)
Sahara Rayne Harvey, daughter of Benjamin and Melissa Harvey of Paragould, Ark., was born Jan. 19, 2007, at St. Bernards' Medical Center in Jonesboro. She weighed 7 pounds, 5 ounces. Maternal grandparents are Debbie and Mark Kilian of Arnold, Mo. Paternal grandparents are Anne and Bob Petty of Paragould...
Maneses celebrate 60th anniversary (02/02/07)
David and Mary Lee Manes celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary with family on Jan. 18 at their home in Mammoth Spring. They were married at Mammoth Spring on Jan. 18, 1947. They are the parents of two daughters, Phyllis Merritt and husband Bill of Parkville, Mo., and Debra Fitzhugh and husband Bill of Colorado Springs, Colo., and two sons, David and the late Susan Manes of Mammoth Spring and Darryl and Cathy Manes of Conway, Ark. They have six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren...
Maneses celebrate 60th anniversary (02/02/07)
David and Mary Lee Manes celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary with family on Jan. 18 at their home in Mammoth Spring. They were married at Mammoth Spring on Jan. 18, 1947. They are the parents of two daughters, Phyllis Merritt and husband Bill of Parkville, Mo., and Debra Fitzhugh and husband Bill of Colorado Springs, Colo., and two sons, David and the late Susan Manes of Mammoth Spring and Darryl and Cathy Manes of Conway, Ark. They have six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren...
Sahara Rayne Harvey (02/02/07)
Sahara Rayne Harvey, daughter of Benjamin and Melissa Harvey of Paragould, Ark., was born Jan. 19, 2007, at St. Bernards' Medical Center in Jonesboro. She weighed 7 pounds, 5 ounces. Maternal grandparents are Debbie and Mark Kilian of Arnold, Mo. Paternal grandparents are Anne and Bob Petty of Paragould...
Stites, Howard exchange vows (02/02/07)
Brandi Lee Stites of St. James, Mo., became the bride of Jacob Ryan Howard of Bentonville, Ark., on Dec. 23, 2006. They were married at the Clifton Free Will Baptist Church in Thayer. The bride's great-grandfather, Rev. Grover Pingleton, and the groom's father, Rev. Jim Howard, officiated...
Stites, Howard exchange vows (02/02/07)
Brandi Lee Stites of St. James, Mo., became the bride of Jacob Ryan Howard of Bentonville, Ark., on Dec. 23, 2006. They were married at the Clifton Free Will Baptist Church in Thayer. The bride's great-grandfather, Rev. Grover Pingleton, and the groom's father, Rev. Jim Howard, officiated...
Boldly Going Nowhere (02/02/07)
Chaos is an inherent unpredictability in the behavior of a natural system or in the course of human events. Discordianism is a belief system based on chaos. Some people believe it's a joke disguised as a religion, and others believe it's a religion disguised as a joke. The true believers claim it's a religion disguised as a joke disguised as a religion...
The ACLU's America (02/02/07)
The reasoning of the Highland School Board, as I understand it, is that permitting the Gideons to distribute Bibles on campus would force the district to allow any other religious group to do the same with their literature. How could they say no to Muslims and atheists but yes to Christians? Answer: they couldn't -- not without the threat of an expensive lawsuit they would probably lose. It was probably the only decision the board could make...
The ACLU's America (02/02/07)
The reasoning of the Highland School Board, as I understand it, is that permitting the Gideons to distribute Bibles on campus would force the district to allow any other religious group to do the same with their literature. How could they say no to Muslims and atheists but yes to Christians? Answer: they couldn't -- not without the threat of an expensive lawsuit they would probably lose. It was probably the only decision the board could make...
Boldly Going Nowhere (02/02/07)
Chaos is an inherent unpredictability in the behavior of a natural system or in the course of human events. Discordianism is a belief system based on chaos. Some people believe it's a joke disguised as a religion, and others believe it's a religion disguised as a joke. The true believers claim it's a religion disguised as a joke disguised as a religion...