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Attempted murder charges filed (03/01/07)
Charges have been filed against a man who investigators say was accidentally shot by an Arkansas State Police Special Agent trying to capture him Feb. 9. James Naldo Arnold, 38, of rural Hardy is charged with attempted capital murder, a class A felony; and fleeing, a class D felony. He is classified as a habitual offender. As such, the penalties for each charge will be enhanced if he is convicted...
Future Farmers of America Farmers are America's backbone (03/01/07)
FARM WORK: Mammoth Spring Middle School students, from left, Chris Young, Richard Pierce, Rylee Mullins (back), Whitney Mullins and Jessy Jo Vest work on a feeder during their Introduction to World Ag Class Feb. 21. Denny Young is the agriculture instructor and FFA advisor at the school. Photo Thompson...
Remember when ... (03/01/07)
BROWSING: Lauretta Coleman and Shirley Hill browse the antique display during the Big Event held at Ozarka College recently. The display was part of a month long celebration of the John Steinbeck classic, The Grapes of Wrath. More about this event on page 3...
Got Picture? We Want It! (03/01/07)
Send us your photos of Oregon, Howell, Izard and Fulton County for possible inclusion in our upcoming Escape and the Oregon County Newcomers' Guide magazine publications. Photos should be a 4x6 inch size, clear, crisp and in color. Please include your name and a description of the photo.If you want your picture returned, please include a stamped, self-addressed envelope with your photo...
Controlled Burn?: (03/01/07)
Controlled Burn?: What started as individuals burning off dead grass, lead to the destruction of a mobile home in Glencoe Feb. 6. Members from the Glencoe, Agnos, Heart, Morriston and Saddle Volunteer Fire Departments, as well as the Forestry Department were needed to put out the blaze. Submitted Photo...
We're ready (03/01/07)
Whenever it hits -- Fulton County is ready. The Fulton County Health Coalition gave the OK to the county's finalized flu pandemic plan at their Feb. 22 meeting. "The experts say it's going to happen -- we're due," said Fulton County's Officer of Emergency Service, Albert Roork...
Runaways found with stolen loot (03/01/07)
THAYER -- Freedom for four Howell County boys ages 12 to 14, was short lived last week after officers with the Thayer Police Department found them in Thayer. Thayer Police Chief Frank Bernard said his office was first notified of the possible runaways earlier in the day by West Plains law enforcement officials and Troop G officers from Willow Springs...
Boil order should be lifted soon (03/01/07)
A pump malfunction is the reason behind Fulton County's recent boil order, according to NAEC Member Service Coordinator Sherry Jackson. Feb. 15 the pump that services all individuals of the Fulton County Water Association had to be replaced, Jackson said. Any time any type of repair is made, a boil order is issued for precautionary reasons, she said...
Man killed helping motorist in snow (03/01/07)
A bizarre turn of events took the life of a local businessman on his way to a family ski trip in Colorado Feb. 24. Bob Hughes had stopped to aid a stranded motorist in Kansas when an Arkansas-based semi-truck with trailer jack knifed, striking Hughes and his vehicle, according to official reports...
Drug charges filed against three (03/01/07)
A rural Ash Flat man and two people at his home were arrested Feb. 18 and booked into the Sharp County Jail. Gary Poston, 54, of rural Ash Flat is charged with possession of a controlled substance, methamphetamine, a class C felony; and possession of drug paraphernalia, a class C felony...
Drug charges filed against three (03/01/07)
A rural Ash Flat man and two people at his home were arrested Feb. 18 and booked into the Sharp County Jail. Gary Poston, 54, of rural Ash Flat is charged with possession of a controlled substance, methamphetamine, a class C felony; and possession of drug paraphernalia, a class C felony...
Wreck sends man to Memphis (03/01/07)
A Hardy man was transported to a Memphis hospital by helicopter after a one-vehicle crash on Highway 63 Feb. 21. Rick Lee Wells, 50, was driving a 1990 Sunbird north on Highway 63, 8.2 miles south of Mammoth Spring, around 2:25 p.m. when he lost control of the car in a curve, said Arkansas State Police Cpl. ...
What is that thing? (03/01/07)
CAREER DAY: Agriculture Career Day was held Feb. 23 at the Koshkonong High School agriculture building. The event was sponsored by the Koshkonong FFA. The Missouri Department of Conservation was one of the participants in the event. MDC official Dave Mayers manned the MDC booth. Photo /Thompson...
Drug arrests keep officials busy (03/01/07)
Fulton County deputies were busy with a number of drug related arrests in February. A Fulton County man is facing a felony drug charge after authorities found him in possession of narcotics while arresting him for an unrelated offense. Fulton County Deputy Johnny Byler said he responded to a domestic abuse call around 9:30 p.m. at a residence on Hwy. 62 in Salem...
New system to streamline WIC appointments (03/01/07)
OREGON COUNTY -- A new system will streamline the appointment system for Women, Infant Children (WIC) participants in Oregon County. The Oregon County Health Department announced last week they have received additional funding to purchase an auto dialing, messaging and scheduling system...
Couch job shadowing a success (03/01/07)
MYRTLE -- The Couch School Board met in regular session Feb. 12 in the school library. Couch A+ Coordinator Lacy Sorrell gave the board an update on the school's A+ program telling them the recent job shadowing program held at area businesses Jan. 31 had been a success. Sorrell also gave an A+ student status report and discussed the progress being made by seniors at the school involved in meeting the A+ requirements set by the state...
Council re-zones Thayer property (03/01/07)
THAYER -- Jo Ann Bowlin was at the Feb. 13 Thayer City Council meeting to ask the council to re-zone property she recently purchased on North Business 63 in the city. Bowlin told the council she recently bought the property known as the Shultz property and is planning to build an RV park at the location. She said in the future her plans are to remodel the old house on the property and make storage units. The council voted to re-zone the property from residential to commercial...
Chamber auction set for March 6 (03/01/07)
Donations are coming in for the Salem Chamber of Commerce annual auction and barbecue dinner scheduled for March 6 at the Hickinbotham-Miller Building at the Fulton County fairgrounds. The barbecue dinner will start at 4:30 p.m. and the auction will get underway at 5 p.m...
Wreck sends man to Memphis (03/01/07)
A Hardy man was transported to a Memphis hospital by helicopter after a one-vehicle crash on Highway 63 Feb. 21. Rick Lee Wells, 50, was driving a 1990 Sunbird north on Highway 63, 8.2 miles south of Mammoth Spring, around 2:25 p.m. when he lost control of the car in a curve, said Arkansas State Police Cpl. ...
Future Farmers of America Farmers are America's backbone (03/01/07)
FARM WORK: Mammoth Spring Middle School students, from left, Chris Young, Richard Pierce, Rylee Mullins (back), Whitney Mullins and Jessy Jo Vest work on a feeder during their Introduction to World Ag Class Feb. 21. Denny Young is the agriculture instructor and FFA advisor at the school. Photo Thompson...
Attempted murder charges filed (03/01/07)
Charges have been filed against a man who investigators say was accidentally shot by an Arkansas State Police Special Agent trying to capture him Feb. 9. James Naldo Arnold, 38, of rural Hardy is charged with attempted capital murder, a class A felony; and fleeing, a class D felony. He is classified as a habitual offender. As such, the penalties for each charge will be enhanced if he is convicted...
Drug charges filed against three (03/01/07)
A rural Ash Flat man and two people at his home were arrested Feb. 18 and booked into the Sharp County Jail. Gary Poston, 54, of rural Ash Flat is charged with possession of a controlled substance, methamphetamine, a class C felony; and possession of drug paraphernalia, a class C felony...
What is that thing? (03/01/07)
CAREER DAY: Agriculture Career Day was held Feb. 23 at the Koshkonong High School agriculture building. The event was sponsored by the Koshkonong FFA. The Missouri Department of Conservation was one of the participants in the event. MDC official Dave Mayers manned the MDC booth. Photo /Thompson...
Remember when ... (03/01/07)
BROWSING: Lauretta Coleman and Shirley Hill browse the antique display during the Big Event held at Ozarka College recently. The display was part of a month long celebration of the John Steinbeck classic, The Grapes of Wrath. More about this event on page 3...
Controlled Burn?: (03/01/07)
Controlled Burn?: What started as individuals burning off dead grass, lead to the destruction of a mobile home in Glencoe Feb. 6. Members from the Glencoe, Agnos, Heart, Morriston and Saddle Volunteer Fire Departments, as well as the Forestry Department were needed to put out the blaze. Submitted Photo...
We're ready (03/01/07)
Whenever it hits -- Fulton County is ready. The Fulton County Health Coalition gave the OK to the county's finalized flu pandemic plan at their Feb. 22 meeting. "The experts say it's going to happen -- we're due," said Fulton County's Officer of Emergency Service, Albert Roork...
Got Picture? We Want It! (03/01/07)
Send us your photos of Oregon, Howell, Izard and Fulton County for possible inclusion in our upcoming Escape and the Oregon County Newcomers' Guide magazine publications. Photos should be a 4x6 inch size, clear, crisp and in color. Please include your name and a description of the photo.If you want your picture returned, please include a stamped, self-addressed envelope with your photo...
Man killed helping motorist in snow (03/01/07)
A bizarre turn of events took the life of a local businessman on his way to a family ski trip in Colorado Feb. 24. Bob Hughes had stopped to aid a stranded motorist in Kansas when an Arkansas-based semi-truck with trailer jack knifed, striking Hughes and his vehicle, according to official reports...
Boil order should be lifted soon (03/01/07)
A pump malfunction is the reason behind Fulton County's recent boil order, according to NAEC Member Service Coordinator Sherry Jackson. Feb. 15 the pump that services all individuals of the Fulton County Water Association had to be replaced, Jackson said. Any time any type of repair is made, a boil order is issued for precautionary reasons, she said...
Runaways found with stolen loot (03/01/07)
THAYER -- Freedom for four Howell County boys ages 12 to 14, was short lived last week after officers with the Thayer Police Department found them in Thayer. Thayer Police Chief Frank Bernard said his office was first notified of the possible runaways earlier in the day by West Plains law enforcement officials and Troop G officers from Willow Springs...
Drug charges filed against three (03/01/07)
A rural Ash Flat man and two people at his home were arrested Feb. 18 and booked into the Sharp County Jail. Gary Poston, 54, of rural Ash Flat is charged with possession of a controlled substance, methamphetamine, a class C felony; and possession of drug paraphernalia, a class C felony...
Chamber auction set for March 6 (03/01/07)
Donations are coming in for the Salem Chamber of Commerce annual auction and barbecue dinner scheduled for March 6 at the Hickinbotham-Miller Building at the Fulton County fairgrounds. The barbecue dinner will start at 4:30 p.m. and the auction will get underway at 5 p.m...
Drug arrests keep officials busy (03/01/07)
Fulton County deputies were busy with a number of drug related arrests in February. A Fulton County man is facing a felony drug charge after authorities found him in possession of narcotics while arresting him for an unrelated offense. Fulton County Deputy Johnny Byler said he responded to a domestic abuse call around 9:30 p.m. at a residence on Hwy. 62 in Salem...
New system to streamline WIC appointments (03/01/07)
OREGON COUNTY -- A new system will streamline the appointment system for Women, Infant Children (WIC) participants in Oregon County. The Oregon County Health Department announced last week they have received additional funding to purchase an auto dialing, messaging and scheduling system...
Couch job shadowing a success (03/01/07)
MYRTLE -- The Couch School Board met in regular session Feb. 12 in the school library. Couch A+ Coordinator Lacy Sorrell gave the board an update on the school's A+ program telling them the recent job shadowing program held at area businesses Jan. 31 had been a success. Sorrell also gave an A+ student status report and discussed the progress being made by seniors at the school involved in meeting the A+ requirements set by the state...
Council re-zones Thayer property (03/01/07)
THAYER -- Jo Ann Bowlin was at the Feb. 13 Thayer City Council meeting to ask the council to re-zone property she recently purchased on North Business 63 in the city. Bowlin told the council she recently bought the property known as the Shultz property and is planning to build an RV park at the location. She said in the future her plans are to remodel the old house on the property and make storage units. The council voted to re-zone the property from residential to commercial...
Auction to be held (03/01/07)
The Salem Chamber of Commerce will hold their annual auction March 6 at the Hickinbotham-Miller exhibit building at the Fulton County Fairgrounds in Salem. Auction time will be at 5 p.m. In conjunction with the auction, the Chamber will have a barbecue pork dinner starting at 4:30 p.m...
Teacher to host trip (03/01/07)
Michelle Estes, Thayer High School English teacher, has announced plans for a nine-day trip to the Emerald Isle of Ireland. All adults and students in the area are invited to join this educational and recreational experience. The trip will be from May 30-June 5, 2008. "The benefits of planning ahead to the summer of 2008 is that it gives participants plenty of time to pay for their trip," Estes said...
Local students graduate (03/01/07)
The University of Central Arkansas recently granted degrees to students who completed requirements during the fall 2006 semester. Area students receiving diplomas were: Shane W. Irgens of Horseshoe Bend, bachelor's of science in physical therapy; and Amanda E. Wray of Salem, master's of science in family/consumer sciences...
LEARNING: (03/01/07)
LEARNING: Viola's 4th, 5th and 6th grade gifted and talented students are working with both kindergarten classes on a newspaper project. Each week the older students help the younger pupils learn the alphabet by searching in newspapers for letters and basic sight words with highlighters. ...
Auction to be held (03/01/07)
The Salem Chamber of Commerce will hold their annual auction March 6 at the Hickinbotham-Miller exhibit building at the Fulton County Fairgrounds in Salem. Auction time will be at 5 p.m. In conjunction with the auction, the Chamber will have a barbecue pork dinner starting at 4:30 p.m...
Local students graduate (03/01/07)
The University of Central Arkansas recently granted degrees to students who completed requirements during the fall 2006 semester. Area students receiving diplomas were: Shane W. Irgens of Horseshoe Bend, bachelor's of science in physical therapy; and Amanda E. Wray of Salem, master's of science in family/consumer sciences...
Teacher to host trip (03/01/07)
Michelle Estes, Thayer High School English teacher, has announced plans for a nine-day trip to the Emerald Isle of Ireland. All adults and students in the area are invited to join this educational and recreational experience. The trip will be from May 30-June 5, 2008. "The benefits of planning ahead to the summer of 2008 is that it gives participants plenty of time to pay for their trip," Estes said...
LEARNING: (03/01/07)
LEARNING: Viola's 4th, 5th and 6th grade gifted and talented students are working with both kindergarten classes on a newspaper project. Each week the older students help the younger pupils learn the alphabet by searching in newspapers for letters and basic sight words with highlighters. ...
Lady Bluebirds fly to Clinton (03/01/07)
In the battle of speed and quickness versus height and strength between Mount Pleasant and Melbourne, the former lies squarely on the side of the Lady Bluebirds, while the former is certainly a strong suit of the Lady Bearkatz. Thus the stage was set for a battle that would send one team to the Class 1A State Tournament in Clinton, while the other team would see its season end in the third-place game of the 1A Region 2 Tournament Feb. 24 at the Cougars' Den in Brockwell...
Cougars roll to state (03/01/07)
As much as they tried in the early going, the Viola Longhorns just couldn't keep the Izard County Consolidated Cougars from turning the championship game of the 1A Region 2 Tournament into an up-tempo, run-and-gun affair. By the time the Horns did manage to ease the pace to something that more suited their patient style, they were in too big a hole to climb out of, as the Cougars claimed the regional tourney title with a 54-37 victory over Viola Feb. 24 at the Cougars' Den in Brockwell...
Mammoth game! (03/01/07)
It's never a good thing when your starting point guard fouls out in the fourth period of a tight game. Especially when the outcome of that tight game has a spot in the state tournament on the line. And oh yeah, especially when that tight game is just beginning to get heated up after four periods of play...
Comets whip Whippets (03/01/07)
Ten seconds and one victory to remember. One minute and one near loss to forget. Such was the roller coaster ride that made up the second half of the Alton Comets' thrilling 72-67 victory over the Ellington Whippets Feb. 20 at Alton. First the 10 seconds. Ten sweet, game-changing seconds for the Comets, 10 disastrous seconds for the Whippets...
Cougars roll to state (03/01/07)
As much as they tried in the early going, the Viola Longhorns just couldn't keep the Izard County Consolidated Cougars from turning the championship game of the 1A Region 2 Tournament into an up-tempo, run-and-gun affair. By the time the Horns did manage to ease the pace to something that more suited their patient style, they were in too big a hole to climb out of, as the Cougars claimed the regional tourney title with a 54-37 victory over Viola Feb. 24 at the Cougars' Den in Brockwell...
Lady Bluebirds fly to Clinton (03/01/07)
In the battle of speed and quickness versus height and strength between Mount Pleasant and Melbourne, the former lies squarely on the side of the Lady Bluebirds, while the former is certainly a strong suit of the Lady Bearkatz. Thus the stage was set for a battle that would send one team to the Class 1A State Tournament in Clinton, while the other team would see its season end in the third-place game of the 1A Region 2 Tournament Feb. 24 at the Cougars' Den in Brockwell...
Mammoth game! (03/01/07)
It's never a good thing when your starting point guard fouls out in the fourth period of a tight game. Especially when the outcome of that tight game has a spot in the state tournament on the line. And oh yeah, especially when that tight game is just beginning to get heated up after four periods of play...
Comets whip Whippets (03/01/07)
Ten seconds and one victory to remember. One minute and one near loss to forget. Such was the roller coaster ride that made up the second half of the Alton Comets' thrilling 72-67 victory over the Ellington Whippets Feb. 20 at Alton. First the 10 seconds. Ten sweet, game-changing seconds for the Comets, 10 disastrous seconds for the Whippets...
Bob Blankenship (03/01/07)
Bob Blankenship, 69, of Alton, Mo., was born March 3, 1937, in Oregon County, Mo., and died Feb. 19, 2007, at his home. Survivors include: a special friend, Ronna Conner of the home; two sons, Rob Blankenship and wife Donna, Craig Blankenship and wife Jeanny; two brothers, Joe Blankenship and wife Glenna, Jerry Blankenship and wife Tina, all of Alton; one sister-in-law, Darlene Blankenship; three grandchildren, Heather Johnson and husband Mike, Sandy Warren and fiancee Robb and Dustin Blankenship; seven great-grandchildren, Max, Kyla, Sam, Kaleb, Haylee, Austin and Taralyn; numerous nieces; nephews; and other relatives and friends.. ...
Sherman Dewayne Oakes (03/01/07)
Sherman Dewayne Oakes, age 58, of Hardy, died Feb. 2, 2007, at Fulton County Hospital in Salem. He was born Jan. 8, 1949, in Hardy, the son of the late Alfred and Thelma Byers Oakes. He was a retired truck driver and a member of the Banks Baptist Church near Hardy...
Alpha Garrison (03/01/07)
Alpha Garrison, 89, was born April 6, 1917, in Gatewood, Mo., the daughter of the late Samuel Williams and Nancy Brewer Williams. She died Feb. 16, 2007, in Thayer, Mo. She was united in marriage on Dec. 8, 1933, in Myrtle, Mo., to Jesse W. Garrison who preceded her in death on Feb. 24, 1991...
Donald James (03/01/07)
Donald James of Horseshoe Bend formerly of Kirksville, Mo., and La Porte, Texas, died at the age of 86 on Feb. 16, 2007 at the North Arkansas Life Care Center in Horseshoe Bend. He was born Aug. 30, 1920, the son of the late Asa Clifford James and Maggie Marie Shelton James in Adair County, Mo...
Roy Dale Britton (03/01/07)
Roy Dale Britton, 84, of Cherokee Village, Ark., was born March 13, 1922, in Olney, Ill., the son of the late Frank Britton and Cora Musgrove Britton. He died Feb. 21, 2007, at the White River Medical Center in Batesville. He was a veteran of the Unied States Marine Corps, having served during world War II. He owned and operated his own shoe store for many years before retiring...
Frances Hugh Tanner (03/01/07)
Frances Hugh Tanner of Wiseman, son of the late Herman Tanner and Annie Langston Tanner, was born Feb. 11, 1918, at Elizabeth, Ark. He died Feb. 20, 2007, at Randolph County Hospital in Pocahontas at the age of 89. He served in the U.S. Air Force during World War II. ...
Winston Romine (03/01/07)
Winston Romine of Heart, Ark., son of the late Thomas Romine and Mae Karnes Romine, was born June 27, 1915, at Heart. He died Feb. 20, 2007, at Baxter Regional Medical Center in Mountain Home at the age of 91. He was united in marriage to Jane Deavers on Aug. 20, 1936, at Heart, Ark. He was a farmer and a carpenter and was a member of the Heart Baptist Church...
Juanita Sue Calloway (03/01/07)
Juanita Sue Calloway of Salem, daughter of the late Fleet Calloway and Ruth Ada Bray Calloway, was born Sept. 29, 1949, in Batesville, Ark. She died Feb. 19, 2007, at Salem at the age of 57. She was employed by Tri-County Shirt Factory in Salem as a seamstress for over 30 years. She was a member of the Byron Presbyterian Church...
John Louis Myren (03/01/07)
John Louis Myren was born in Minneapolis, Minn., Aug. 25, 1942, and died at his home in Cherokee Village on Feb. 23, 2007. His early years were spent in the Twin Cities area. He graduated from Anoka High School, Anoka, Minn., in 1960. As a young man, he was able to fulfill his dream of being a musician and traveling with a band. Throughout the remainder of his life, he continued to play and enjoy music and entertaining...
Shirley Wigginton (03/01/07)
Shirley Yvonne Milligan Wigginton, age 69, of Grange, Ark., died Feb. 16, 2007, at St. Bernards Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro. She was born Dec. 25, 1937, at Belmont, Ark., to Finis Ewin and Martha Lottie (Moore) Milligan. She was united in marriage to John. ...
Mabel Groskreutz (03/01/07)
Mabel Louise Groskreutz, 86, of Ash Flat, Ark., formerly of Madison, Wis., died Feb. 20, 2007, at the Fulton County Hospital in Salem, Ark. She was born March 11, 1920, in Wall, S.D., the daughter of the late Anthony and Phoebe Pearl (Pixler) Sawvell...
Norman C. James (03/01/07)
Norman C. James, 82, of Alexander, Ark., died Feb. 18, 2007, at his home. He was born Oct. 23, 1924, at Cedar Grove, Ark., the son of Dewey and Belle (Bennett) James. He was a graduate of Cave City High School; graduated from Golden Gate College in San Francisco, Calif. with a Bachelors of Arts degree; retired from the U.S. Navy after 21 years of service; and was of the Baptist faith. He attended the Avilla Missionary Baptist Church for many years...
Elizabeth "Betts" Roth (03/01/07)
Elizabeth Ann "Betts" Roth, of Cherokee Village, a retired educator and author, died Feb. 23, 2007, at the age of 87. A long time resident of Cherokee Village Betts was born in Duluth, Minn., on March 19, 1919, the only child of her parents, Ivy N. and Alois T. Roth, now deceased...
Joan Crum (03/01/07)
Joan Crum, 73, died Feb. 18, 2007, at Sunrise Assisted Living in Fort Wayne, Ind. Born in Jay County, Ind., she was a homemaker and also worked at GE for a number of years. She was a loving mother and grandmother and enjoyed cooking, sewing, fishing and especially community service...
Lora Jeffeline Horton (03/01/07)
Lora Jeffeline Horton, age 80, of St. Louis, Mo., formerly of Hardy, Ark., died Feb. 20, 2007, at St. Anthony Regional Medical Center in St. Louis. She was born Feb. 3, 1927, at Hardy, the daughter of the late Alec and Belle Shelly Spurlock Horton. She was united in marriage to Leroy Horton on March 13, 1948, in Hardy; he preceded her in death on Feb. 20, 1991...
Casey Lee Herron (03/01/07)
Casey Lee Herron, 17, of Cherokee Village, Ark., died Feb. 15, 2007, in Hardy. He was born Dec. 21, 1989, in Batesville the son of David Herron and Trina Evans Womble. He had attended both Highland and Williford schools. He is survived by: his mother, Trina Womble of Cherokee Village; his father, David Herron of Ozark Acres; his maternal grandmother, Donna Evans of Hardy; five brothers, Benny Joe Leija, Garrett Leija, Zackery Leija, Bruce Womble and Trevor Sitze all of Cherokee Village; one step-brother, Clayton Sitze of Cherokee Village; two step-sisters, Jessica Sitze and Bonnie Sitze both of Cherkee Village; a very special friend, John Sitze of Cherokee Village; and many other relatives and friends.. ...
Roy Dale Britton (03/01/07)
Roy Dale Britton, 84, of Cherokee Village, Ark., was born March 13, 1922, in Olney, Ill., the son of the late Frank Britton and Cora Musgrove Britton. He died Feb. 21, 2007, at the White River Medical Center in Batesville. He was a veteran of the Unied States Marine Corps, having served during world War II. He owned and operated his own shoe store for many years before retiring...
Frances Hugh Tanner (03/01/07)
Frances Hugh Tanner of Wiseman, son of the late Herman Tanner and Annie Langston Tanner, was born Feb. 11, 1918, at Elizabeth, Ark. He died Feb. 20, 2007, at Randolph County Hospital in Pocahontas at the age of 89. He served in the U.S. Air Force during World War II. ...
Winston Romine (03/01/07)
Winston Romine of Heart, Ark., son of the late Thomas Romine and Mae Karnes Romine, was born June 27, 1915, at Heart. He died Feb. 20, 2007, at Baxter Regional Medical Center in Mountain Home at the age of 91. He was united in marriage to Jane Deavers on Aug. 20, 1936, at Heart, Ark. He was a farmer and a carpenter and was a member of the Heart Baptist Church...
Shirley Wigginton (03/01/07)
Shirley Yvonne Milligan Wigginton, age 69, of Grange, Ark., died Feb. 16, 2007, at St. Bernards Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro. She was born Dec. 25, 1937, at Belmont, Ark., to Finis Ewin and Martha Lottie (Moore) Milligan. She was united in marriage to John. ...
Alpha Garrison (03/01/07)
Alpha Garrison, 89, was born April 6, 1917, in Gatewood, Mo., the daughter of the late Samuel Williams and Nancy Brewer Williams. She died Feb. 16, 2007, in Thayer, Mo. She was united in marriage on Dec. 8, 1933, in Myrtle, Mo., to Jesse W. Garrison who preceded her in death on Feb. 24, 1991...
Juanita Sue Calloway (03/01/07)
Juanita Sue Calloway of Salem, daughter of the late Fleet Calloway and Ruth Ada Bray Calloway, was born Sept. 29, 1949, in Batesville, Ark. She died Feb. 19, 2007, at Salem at the age of 57. She was employed by Tri-County Shirt Factory in Salem as a seamstress for over 30 years. She was a member of the Byron Presbyterian Church...
John Louis Myren (03/01/07)
John Louis Myren was born in Minneapolis, Minn., Aug. 25, 1942, and died at his home in Cherokee Village on Feb. 23, 2007. His early years were spent in the Twin Cities area. He graduated from Anoka High School, Anoka, Minn., in 1960. As a young man, he was able to fulfill his dream of being a musician and traveling with a band. Throughout the remainder of his life, he continued to play and enjoy music and entertaining...
Donald James (03/01/07)
Donald James of Horseshoe Bend formerly of Kirksville, Mo., and La Porte, Texas, died at the age of 86 on Feb. 16, 2007 at the North Arkansas Life Care Center in Horseshoe Bend. He was born Aug. 30, 1920, the son of the late Asa Clifford James and Maggie Marie Shelton James in Adair County, Mo...
Sherman Dewayne Oakes (03/01/07)
Sherman Dewayne Oakes, age 58, of Hardy, died Feb. 2, 2007, at Fulton County Hospital in Salem. He was born Jan. 8, 1949, in Hardy, the son of the late Alfred and Thelma Byers Oakes. He was a retired truck driver and a member of the Banks Baptist Church near Hardy...
Bob Blankenship (03/01/07)
Bob Blankenship, 69, of Alton, Mo., was born March 3, 1937, in Oregon County, Mo., and died Feb. 19, 2007, at his home. Survivors include: a special friend, Ronna Conner of the home; two sons, Rob Blankenship and wife Donna, Craig Blankenship and wife Jeanny; two brothers, Joe Blankenship and wife Glenna, Jerry Blankenship and wife Tina, all of Alton; one sister-in-law, Darlene Blankenship; three grandchildren, Heather Johnson and husband Mike, Sandy Warren and fiancee Robb and Dustin Blankenship; seven great-grandchildren, Max, Kyla, Sam, Kaleb, Haylee, Austin and Taralyn; numerous nieces; nephews; and other relatives and friends.. ...
Norman C. James (03/01/07)
Norman C. James, 82, of Alexander, Ark., died Feb. 18, 2007, at his home. He was born Oct. 23, 1924, at Cedar Grove, Ark., the son of Dewey and Belle (Bennett) James. He was a graduate of Cave City High School; graduated from Golden Gate College in San Francisco, Calif. with a Bachelors of Arts degree; retired from the U.S. Navy after 21 years of service; and was of the Baptist faith. He attended the Avilla Missionary Baptist Church for many years...
Casey Lee Herron (03/01/07)
Casey Lee Herron, 17, of Cherokee Village, Ark., died Feb. 15, 2007, in Hardy. He was born Dec. 21, 1989, in Batesville the son of David Herron and Trina Evans Womble. He had attended both Highland and Williford schools. He is survived by: his mother, Trina Womble of Cherokee Village; his father, David Herron of Ozark Acres; his maternal grandmother, Donna Evans of Hardy; five brothers, Benny Joe Leija, Garrett Leija, Zackery Leija, Bruce Womble and Trevor Sitze all of Cherokee Village; one step-brother, Clayton Sitze of Cherokee Village; two step-sisters, Jessica Sitze and Bonnie Sitze both of Cherkee Village; a very special friend, John Sitze of Cherokee Village; and many other relatives and friends.. ...
Lora Jeffeline Horton (03/01/07)
Lora Jeffeline Horton, age 80, of St. Louis, Mo., formerly of Hardy, Ark., died Feb. 20, 2007, at St. Anthony Regional Medical Center in St. Louis. She was born Feb. 3, 1927, at Hardy, the daughter of the late Alec and Belle Shelly Spurlock Horton. She was united in marriage to Leroy Horton on March 13, 1948, in Hardy; he preceded her in death on Feb. 20, 1991...
Joan Crum (03/01/07)
Joan Crum, 73, died Feb. 18, 2007, at Sunrise Assisted Living in Fort Wayne, Ind. Born in Jay County, Ind., she was a homemaker and also worked at GE for a number of years. She was a loving mother and grandmother and enjoyed cooking, sewing, fishing and especially community service...
Elizabeth "Betts" Roth (03/01/07)
Elizabeth Ann "Betts" Roth, of Cherokee Village, a retired educator and author, died Feb. 23, 2007, at the age of 87. A long time resident of Cherokee Village Betts was born in Duluth, Minn., on March 19, 1919, the only child of her parents, Ivy N. and Alois T. Roth, now deceased...
Mabel Groskreutz (03/01/07)
Mabel Louise Groskreutz, 86, of Ash Flat, Ark., formerly of Madison, Wis., died Feb. 20, 2007, at the Fulton County Hospital in Salem, Ark. She was born March 11, 1920, in Wall, S.D., the daughter of the late Anthony and Phoebe Pearl (Pixler) Sawvell...
Jadyn Elizabeth Bennett (03/01/07)
Jadyn Elizabeth Bennett was born Feb. 16, 2007, at St. Bernard's Regional Hospital in Jonesboro. She weighed 6 pounds, 3 ounces Her parents are Rodney and Dawn Bennett of Rector. Her siblings are Jeram, age 5, Jeselyn age 2, and Tyler age 11. Maternal grandparents are Art and Re' Mason of Ward, Ark...
Allyson Nicole Tanner (03/01/07)
Gary and Sara Tanner of Ash Flat are the parents of a baby girl, Allyson Nicole. She was born at 7:51 a.m. Feb. 13 at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains. She weighed 8 pounds, 1 1/2 ounces and was 19 and 1/2 inches long. Her siblings are Matthew, 9, and Lucas, 4. Grandparents are Ray and Mary Jo Hollis of Camp, and Russell and Gayle Tanner of Ash Flat...
Jayce Ancil Turner (03/01/07)
Christopher McFarland of Viola and Ashley Turner of Gainesville are the parents of a baby boy, Jayce Ancil Turner. He was born at 4:12 a.m. Feb. 16, 2007, at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains. He weighed 7 pounds, 15 ounces and was 21 inches long. Grandparents are Darla Overturf and Johnnie Turner, both of Gainesville; Orville and Marsha McFarland of Viola...
Lee Jarod Sisco (03/01/07)
Melissa and Jarod Sisco of Hardy, announce the birth of a son born Feb. 22, 2007, at White River Medical Center in Batsville. The baby has been named Lee Jarod Sisco Jr. His siblings are Makenzie, age 4, Alexis, age 2 and Hope, age 1. His grandparents are Caron and Jimmy Fair, Howard Sisco and Kelly and Kris Helms...
Andrew Karson Trantham (03/01/07)
Jeff and Teresa Trantham of Rover are the parents of a baby boy, Andrew Karson. He was born at 9:37 p.m. Feb. 14, 2007, at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains. He weighed 7 pounds, 15 ounces and was 21 inches long. His siblings are Tyler, 13 and Chris, 10. Grandparents are Leon and Keaka York and Cathy York, all of West Plains; Glen and Vivian Trantham of Rover...
Chloe December McCullar (03/01/07)
Jerri Platz and Nick McCullar of Trumann, Ark., announce the birth of a daughter, Chloe December McCullar on Feb. 17, 2007, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. She weighed 4 pounds, 12 ounces. Her sibling is Nicholas Ray McCullar Jr. Grandparents are Sandy Platz and Jerry Platz, Bevy Kutait and Anthony McCullar...
Shalana Alice (03/01/07)
Johnnie Esco and Lora Ann Whittenburg of Couch are the parents of a baby girl, Shalana Alice. She was born at 1:32 p.m. Feb. 13, 2007, at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains. She weighed 5 pounds, 5 1/2 ounces and was 20 inches long. Grandparents are Dan and Jewelene Hatterman of Alton; Gavlin and Shelby Johnson of Wappapello; Alice Whittenburg of Couch and the late Hubert Whittenburg...
Abigail Rose Perryman (03/01/07)
Stephen and Vera Perryman of Viola announce the birth of a daughter, Abigail Rose Perryman. She was born Nov. 20, 2006, at Baxter Regional Medical Center in Mountain Home. She weighed 9 pounds, 13 ounces and was 21 inches long. She was welcomed home by her brother, Wesley and her sister, Katelyn...
Emery Grace Keller (03/01/07)
Leon and Cynthia Keller of Koshkonong are the parents of a baby girl, Emery Grace. She was born at 8:48 a.m. Feb. 18, 2007, at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains. She weighed 8 pounds, 8 ounces and was 21 inches long. Her sibling is Reece Katherine. Grandparents are Floyd and Katherine Wickins of Koshkonong and Leon and Sheila Keller Jr. of West Plains...
Chloe December McCullar (03/01/07)
Jerri Platz and Nick McCullar of Trumann, Ark., announce the birth of a daughter, Chloe December McCullar on Feb. 17, 2007, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. She weighed 4 pounds, 12 ounces. Her sibling is Nicholas Ray McCullar Jr. Grandparents are Sandy Platz and Jerry Platz, Bevy Kutait and Anthony McCullar...
Jadyn Elizabeth Bennett (03/01/07)
Jadyn Elizabeth Bennett was born Feb. 16, 2007, at St. Bernard's Regional Hospital in Jonesboro. She weighed 6 pounds, 3 ounces Her parents are Rodney and Dawn Bennett of Rector. Her siblings are Jeram, age 5, Jeselyn age 2, and Tyler age 11. Maternal grandparents are Art and Re' Mason of Ward, Ark...
Shalana Alice (03/01/07)
Johnnie Esco and Lora Ann Whittenburg of Couch are the parents of a baby girl, Shalana Alice. She was born at 1:32 p.m. Feb. 13, 2007, at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains. She weighed 5 pounds, 5 1/2 ounces and was 20 inches long. Grandparents are Dan and Jewelene Hatterman of Alton; Gavlin and Shelby Johnson of Wappapello; Alice Whittenburg of Couch and the late Hubert Whittenburg...
Abigail Rose Perryman (03/01/07)
Stephen and Vera Perryman of Viola announce the birth of a daughter, Abigail Rose Perryman. She was born Nov. 20, 2006, at Baxter Regional Medical Center in Mountain Home. She weighed 9 pounds, 13 ounces and was 21 inches long. She was welcomed home by her brother, Wesley and her sister, Katelyn...
Emery Grace Keller (03/01/07)
Leon and Cynthia Keller of Koshkonong are the parents of a baby girl, Emery Grace. She was born at 8:48 a.m. Feb. 18, 2007, at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains. She weighed 8 pounds, 8 ounces and was 21 inches long. Her sibling is Reece Katherine. Grandparents are Floyd and Katherine Wickins of Koshkonong and Leon and Sheila Keller Jr. of West Plains...
Lee Jarod Sisco (03/01/07)
Melissa and Jarod Sisco of Hardy, announce the birth of a son born Feb. 22, 2007, at White River Medical Center in Batsville. The baby has been named Lee Jarod Sisco Jr. His siblings are Makenzie, age 4, Alexis, age 2 and Hope, age 1. His grandparents are Caron and Jimmy Fair, Howard Sisco and Kelly and Kris Helms...
Jayce Ancil Turner (03/01/07)
Christopher McFarland of Viola and Ashley Turner of Gainesville are the parents of a baby boy, Jayce Ancil Turner. He was born at 4:12 a.m. Feb. 16, 2007, at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains. He weighed 7 pounds, 15 ounces and was 21 inches long. Grandparents are Darla Overturf and Johnnie Turner, both of Gainesville; Orville and Marsha McFarland of Viola...