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Stories from Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Salem schools implement new (08/29/07)
The Salem School District was the key topic discussed during the regular meeting of the Salem Chamber of Commerce Aug. 22. The key speaker, Salem Superintendent Ken Rich, talked about a variety of improvements and new programs that will be implemented in the upcoming year, as well as overall student success...
Fulton County man headed to DOC (08/29/07)
A Fulton County man will soon reside in the Arkansas Department of Correction. Curtis Allen Williams, 28, of Mammoth Spring was sentenced to serve 54 months on five separate offenses during Fulton County Circuit Court Aug. 13. Williams was convicted of four unrelated felony charges and one misdemeanor that occurred on four different dates -- fleeing, theft of property, attempted residential burglary, third degree battery and failure to appear...
Wreck (08/29/07)
Photo by Brooke Ninemire Officers inspect the remains of Russell K. Smith's 1982 Cutlass Oldsmobile Aug. 21. Around 1:10 p.m. Smith 54, of Mammoth Spring, was north bound on Highway 9 about a half mile north of Camp when he failed to negotiate a curve and traveled across the center line, striking a tree in the western ditch of the highway, according to Arkansas Trooper Daniel Busch. ...
Fire (08/29/07)
Photo by Salem Fire Chief Heath Everett Countless acres were scorched after this fire blazed across property located along Rose Branch Road in Wheeling around 4:30 p.m. Aug. 24. Kenny Bishop, who owns the land, said he was welding the frame for a new structure when he realized sparks had ignited a nearby patch of grass. A burn ban remains in effect in Fulton County...
Lakeside Machine to build plant (08/29/07)
Horseshoe Bend Mayor Bob Barnes gave residents some exciting news at the Aug. 20 city council meeting. Barnes said a manufacturing industry called Lakeside Machine is making plans to move into the area. This Pound, Wis., based company founded in 1997 by Eric Graetz, manufactures high quality, working models of half scale replica firearms...
Wanted (08/29/07)
The Izard County Sheriff's Department is on the lookout for David Bruce Roush, 22, of Calico Rock. Roush, a former employee of the Snappy Mart in Calico Rock, is alleged to have stolen $1,900 in cash from the Snappy Mart register and more the $200 in cigarettes, said Izard County Sheriff Tate Lawrence. ...
Hahn, Huff charged with stealing (08/29/07)
THAYER -- A Thayer woman and man have been charged with felony burglary and stealing. Jessica Lynn Hahn, 19, and Robert Huff, 22, are accused of burglarizing property owned by David Rigel, located on Gracie Avenue in Thayer. They are also charged with stealing a generator, hand grinder, transmission, batteries, copper tubing, radiators and other items from property owned by the estate of Charlie Rigel...
Fire departments receive grants (08/29/07)
Photo by Jan Thompson A mobile home located at 505 Black Oak Road was destroyed by fire Aug.18. According to Mammoth Spring Fire Chief Kenny Haney, the fire department first responded to the fire call Aug. 17. around noon. Haney said the fire department was called back to the residence around noon, Aug.18. He said the fire is believed to have started around the dryer in the mobile home. The mobile home was occupied by Kathy Timlin. No one was injured in the fire...
Busy hands, happy life (08/29/07)
A beautiful array of flowers line the sidewalk to her front door. Behind her home is a lush garden with squash, okra, tomatoes, cabbage and peppers. Inside the house her paintings line the walls and her hand-made quilts and blankets are draped across the couch and easy chairs...
Elliot honored on 100th birthday (08/29/07)
ALTON -- Pearly Ruth Froshour Elliot of Alton celebrated her 100th birthday Aug. 15 with a reception held in her honor at the Alton Senior Citizen Center. Proclamations were presented to Elliot from the city of Alton and Mike Dethrow and the Missouri House of Representatives congratulating her...
Solemn Ole Judge Day this weekend (08/29/07)
MAMMOTH SPRING -- The Mammoth Spring Chamber of Commerce will host Solemn Ole Judge Day Sept. 1. All of the Judge Day activities will start at 5 p.m. except for the 24th Annual Car Show that will be held at the Mammoth Spring State Park from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m...
School board election dates set (08/29/07)
Area school board elections will soon be taking place. In the Salem School District, there is one open position with a contested race between Karen Coffman and Keith Grey. The winner will replace Dr. Guy Smith. There are two open positions but no contested races in the Viola School District...
Council approves tax refund for Superior (08/29/07)
The Salem City Council approved a resolution that will help the town's newest business during its meeting Aug. 23. Superior Sewing located in the Sky View Shopping Center asked the council to vote to allow the business to participate in a state-sponsored tax back program...
Oregon County plat book now available (08/29/07)
OREGON COUNTY -- The Oregon County Commission has announced that new plat books have arrived in their office and in the Oregon County Clerk's office at Alton. Presiding Commissioner Leo Warren said the books cost $25 each. New large plat maps are in and they are also available at $35 each...
Mammoth Spring woman injured in wreck at Ash Flat (08/29/07)
Two women were injured in a two-car wreck on Highway 167 in Ash Flat Aug. 20. Andrea M. Stone, 42, of Mammoth Spring was traveling south on Highway 167 in Ash Flat in her 2003 Ford Taurus around 1:30 p.m. when she stopped in the road to turn left into the parking lot of First National Banking Company, said Ash Flat Officer Tamara Roberts. ...
Former ICC teacher indicted (08/29/07)
A former Izard County Consolidated band teacher may soon find himself labeled as a sex offender. Stacy Lynn Tucker, 39, formerly of Melbourne, was recently indicted on one count child pornography by a Little Rock grand jury. According to FBI Special Agent Ed Jernigan who lead the investigation, Tucker came under suspicion after he allegedly entered an Internet chat room and began talking with an individual he thought was a 14-year-old female from Mississippi but was actually an undercover officer.. ...
Two die in separate accidents (08/29/07)
OREGON COUNTY -- An Alton man was killed in an ATV accident Aug. 24 south of Pomona. According to a report from Trooper Terry Gayer of Troop G of the Missouri Highway Patrol, Robert Wilcox, 19, of Alton was killed when the Yamaha ATV he was driving slid off the road, struck an embankment, then overturned landing on top of him...
School board election dates set (08/29/07)
Area school board elections will soon be taking place. In the Salem School District, there is one open position with a contested race between Karen Coffman and Keith Grey. The winner will replace Dr. Guy Smith. There are two open positions but no contested races in the Viola School District...
Salem schools implement new (08/29/07)
The Salem School District was the key topic discussed during the regular meeting of the Salem Chamber of Commerce Aug. 22. The key speaker, Salem Superintendent Ken Rich, talked about a variety of improvements and new programs that will be implemented in the upcoming year, as well as overall student success...
Oregon County plat book now available (08/29/07)
OREGON COUNTY -- The Oregon County Commission has announced that new plat books have arrived in their office and in the Oregon County Clerk's office at Alton. Presiding Commissioner Leo Warren said the books cost $25 each. New large plat maps are in and they are also available at $35 each...
Fire (08/29/07)
Photo by Salem Fire Chief Heath Everett Countless acres were scorched after this fire blazed across property located along Rose Branch Road in Wheeling around 4:30 p.m. Aug. 24. Kenny Bishop, who owns the land, said he was welding the frame for a new structure when he realized sparks had ignited a nearby patch of grass. A burn ban remains in effect in Fulton County...
Wreck (08/29/07)
Photo by Brooke Ninemire Officers inspect the remains of Russell K. Smith's 1982 Cutlass Oldsmobile Aug. 21. Around 1:10 p.m. Smith 54, of Mammoth Spring, was north bound on Highway 9 about a half mile north of Camp when he failed to negotiate a curve and traveled across the center line, striking a tree in the western ditch of the highway, according to Arkansas Trooper Daniel Busch. ...
Busy hands, happy life (08/29/07)
A beautiful array of flowers line the sidewalk to her front door. Behind her home is a lush garden with squash, okra, tomatoes, cabbage and peppers. Inside the house her paintings line the walls and her hand-made quilts and blankets are draped across the couch and easy chairs...
Solemn Ole Judge Day this weekend (08/29/07)
MAMMOTH SPRING -- The Mammoth Spring Chamber of Commerce will host Solemn Ole Judge Day Sept. 1. All of the Judge Day activities will start at 5 p.m. except for the 24th Annual Car Show that will be held at the Mammoth Spring State Park from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m...
Elliot honored on 100th birthday (08/29/07)
ALTON -- Pearly Ruth Froshour Elliot of Alton celebrated her 100th birthday Aug. 15 with a reception held in her honor at the Alton Senior Citizen Center. Proclamations were presented to Elliot from the city of Alton and Mike Dethrow and the Missouri House of Representatives congratulating her...
Hahn, Huff charged with stealing (08/29/07)
THAYER -- A Thayer woman and man have been charged with felony burglary and stealing. Jessica Lynn Hahn, 19, and Robert Huff, 22, are accused of burglarizing property owned by David Rigel, located on Gracie Avenue in Thayer. They are also charged with stealing a generator, hand grinder, transmission, batteries, copper tubing, radiators and other items from property owned by the estate of Charlie Rigel...
Mammoth Spring woman injured in wreck at Ash Flat (08/29/07)
Two women were injured in a two-car wreck on Highway 167 in Ash Flat Aug. 20. Andrea M. Stone, 42, of Mammoth Spring was traveling south on Highway 167 in Ash Flat in her 2003 Ford Taurus around 1:30 p.m. when she stopped in the road to turn left into the parking lot of First National Banking Company, said Ash Flat Officer Tamara Roberts. ...
Wanted (08/29/07)
The Izard County Sheriff's Department is on the lookout for David Bruce Roush, 22, of Calico Rock. Roush, a former employee of the Snappy Mart in Calico Rock, is alleged to have stolen $1,900 in cash from the Snappy Mart register and more the $200 in cigarettes, said Izard County Sheriff Tate Lawrence. ...
Lakeside Machine to build plant (08/29/07)
Horseshoe Bend Mayor Bob Barnes gave residents some exciting news at the Aug. 20 city council meeting. Barnes said a manufacturing industry called Lakeside Machine is making plans to move into the area. This Pound, Wis., based company founded in 1997 by Eric Graetz, manufactures high quality, working models of half scale replica firearms...
Fulton County man headed to DOC (08/29/07)
A Fulton County man will soon reside in the Arkansas Department of Correction. Curtis Allen Williams, 28, of Mammoth Spring was sentenced to serve 54 months on five separate offenses during Fulton County Circuit Court Aug. 13. Williams was convicted of four unrelated felony charges and one misdemeanor that occurred on four different dates -- fleeing, theft of property, attempted residential burglary, third degree battery and failure to appear...
Council approves tax refund for Superior (08/29/07)
The Salem City Council approved a resolution that will help the town's newest business during its meeting Aug. 23. Superior Sewing located in the Sky View Shopping Center asked the council to vote to allow the business to participate in a state-sponsored tax back program...
Two die in separate accidents (08/29/07)
OREGON COUNTY -- An Alton man was killed in an ATV accident Aug. 24 south of Pomona. According to a report from Trooper Terry Gayer of Troop G of the Missouri Highway Patrol, Robert Wilcox, 19, of Alton was killed when the Yamaha ATV he was driving slid off the road, struck an embankment, then overturned landing on top of him...
Former ICC teacher indicted (08/29/07)
A former Izard County Consolidated band teacher may soon find himself labeled as a sex offender. Stacy Lynn Tucker, 39, formerly of Melbourne, was recently indicted on one count child pornography by a Little Rock grand jury. According to FBI Special Agent Ed Jernigan who lead the investigation, Tucker came under suspicion after he allegedly entered an Internet chat room and began talking with an individual he thought was a 14-year-old female from Mississippi but was actually an undercover officer.. ...
Fire departments receive grants (08/29/07)
Photo by Jan Thompson A mobile home located at 505 Black Oak Road was destroyed by fire Aug.18. According to Mammoth Spring Fire Chief Kenny Haney, the fire department first responded to the fire call Aug. 17. around noon. Haney said the fire department was called back to the residence around noon, Aug.18. He said the fire is believed to have started around the dryer in the mobile home. The mobile home was occupied by Kathy Timlin. No one was injured in the fire...
Memorial reception to honor Viola firefighter (08/29/07)
A memorial reception in honor of Alvan "Mike" Holmes will be held Saturday, Sept. 1 from 2-4 p.m. at the Viola Senior Center/ Fire Station. Mike passed away on July 16 at the home of his daughter in Minnesota. His interment took place at the Fort Snelling National Cemetery in Minneapolis. "Please join us in remembering the life of Mike and his dedication as a firefighter for the Viola Fire Department," a spokesman said. All friends, family, and acquaintances welcome...
Reunions (08/29/07)
The Hall family reunion, descendants of Dr. David Hall, will be held Sept. 1 at the ?North Arkansas Electric Cooperative's Orange Room in Salem. Doors will open at 6 p.m. and the reunion will continue until 10 p.m. with a potluck meal served at 7 p.m...
RTO to present 'Salute to Broadway' (08/29/07)
Repertory Theater of the Ozarks (RTO) will present a "Salute to Broadway" at RTO's WhistleStop Theater Labor Day weekend, Friday, Aug. 31, Saturday, Sept. 1, and Sunday, Sept 2. Show times are 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday. The theater is located in Mammoth Spring, Ark., on Highway 63 South...
Memorial reception to honor Viola firefighter (08/29/07)
A memorial reception in honor of Alvan "Mike" Holmes will be held Saturday, Sept. 1 from 2-4 p.m. at the Viola Senior Center/ Fire Station. Mike passed away on July 16 at the home of his daughter in Minnesota. His interment took place at the Fort Snelling National Cemetery in Minneapolis. "Please join us in remembering the life of Mike and his dedication as a firefighter for the Viola Fire Department," a spokesman said. All friends, family, and acquaintances welcome...
RTO to present 'Salute to Broadway' (08/29/07)
Repertory Theater of the Ozarks (RTO) will present a "Salute to Broadway" at RTO's WhistleStop Theater Labor Day weekend, Friday, Aug. 31, Saturday, Sept. 1, and Sunday, Sept 2. Show times are 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday. The theater is located in Mammoth Spring, Ark., on Highway 63 South...
Reunions (08/29/07)
The Hall family reunion, descendants of Dr. David Hall, will be held Sept. 1 at the ?North Arkansas Electric Cooperative's Orange Room in Salem. Doors will open at 6 p.m. and the reunion will continue until 10 p.m. with a potluck meal served at 7 p.m...
Hunters should make sure dove fields not baited (08/29/07)
With dove season right around the corner on Sept. 1, and waterfowl season on the horizon, one of the biggest questions landowners and hunters have is that of baiting in agricultural fields. According to federal regulations, an area is considered baited and illegal to hunt over if salt, grain or other feed has been placed, exposed, deposited, distributed or scattered in such a way as to attract migratory game birds where hunters are attempting to take them. ...
Hounds ready for season; tailgate party on tap (08/29/07)
The organizers of the Salem High School 2008 Senior Lock-in will hold a tailgate party Aug. 31 at Greyhound Stadium prior to the season opener against the Thayer Bobcats. Hamburgers, hot dogs, chips and drinks will be served from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.Premier Home Furnishings will do the cooking, as well as sponsoring the event. All proceeds go toward the lock-in. "So come early and get a burger or hot dog and enjoy the game," a spokesman said...
Cats on the prowl in '07 (08/29/07)
The Thayer Bobcats should be good and ready for some action when they travel to Salem, Ark., to open play in the 2007 football season Aug. 31.Thayer was originally scheduled to participate in a jamboree at Willow Springs Aug. 24, but Mother Nature had other ideas.As the Cats, along with the host Bears, Liberty Eagles and Cabool Bulldogs were engaged in pre-game warmups before the jamboree, the heavens opened up and heavy rains fell from the sky.Not wanting to tear up the football field, Willow Springs canceled the scrimmage game before it could begin, meaning Thayer's first real action in 2007 will come against the Salem Greyhounds.To see how Thayer and Salem, along with the Highland Rebels and Cave City Cavemen look in 2007, turn to our special section, Kickoff 2007, inserted into this week's issue of The South Missourian News.. ...
Racing back on track at WPMS (08/29/07)
After a week's hiatus, racing returned to West Plains Motor Speedway Aug. 25, and there was even a bit of a break from the hot, hot temperatures of late. As the drivers began hotlaps and kicked off the Stuff 4 Trucks' sponsored event, partly cloudy skies, a breeze and mid 80-degree weather graced the evening. Stacy and Chris Johnson were on hand with a display of their customized vehicles, along with door prizes...
Hunters should make sure dove fields not baited (08/29/07)
With dove season right around the corner on Sept. 1, and waterfowl season on the horizon, one of the biggest questions landowners and hunters have is that of baiting in agricultural fields. According to federal regulations, an area is considered baited and illegal to hunt over if salt, grain or other feed has been placed, exposed, deposited, distributed or scattered in such a way as to attract migratory game birds where hunters are attempting to take them. ...
Hounds ready for season; tailgate party on tap (08/29/07)
The organizers of the Salem High School 2008 Senior Lock-in will hold a tailgate party Aug. 31 at Greyhound Stadium prior to the season opener against the Thayer Bobcats. Hamburgers, hot dogs, chips and drinks will be served from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.Premier Home Furnishings will do the cooking, as well as sponsoring the event. All proceeds go toward the lock-in. "So come early and get a burger or hot dog and enjoy the game," a spokesman said...
Cats on the prowl in '07 (08/29/07)
The Thayer Bobcats should be good and ready for some action when they travel to Salem, Ark., to open play in the 2007 football season Aug. 31.Thayer was originally scheduled to participate in a jamboree at Willow Springs Aug. 24, but Mother Nature had other ideas.As the Cats, along with the host Bears, Liberty Eagles and Cabool Bulldogs were engaged in pre-game warmups before the jamboree, the heavens opened up and heavy rains fell from the sky.Not wanting to tear up the football field, Willow Springs canceled the scrimmage game before it could begin, meaning Thayer's first real action in 2007 will come against the Salem Greyhounds.To see how Thayer and Salem, along with the Highland Rebels and Cave City Cavemen look in 2007, turn to our special section, Kickoff 2007, inserted into this week's issue of The South Missourian News.. ...
Racing back on track at WPMS (08/29/07)
After a week's hiatus, racing returned to West Plains Motor Speedway Aug. 25, and there was even a bit of a break from the hot, hot temperatures of late. As the drivers began hotlaps and kicked off the Stuff 4 Trucks' sponsored event, partly cloudy skies, a breeze and mid 80-degree weather graced the evening. Stacy and Chris Johnson were on hand with a display of their customized vehicles, along with door prizes...
Trecie Eva Pendarvis (08/29/07)
Trecie Eva Pendarvis was born the daughter of Herbert Robinson and Rhoda Martin Robinson on Jan. 27, 1928, in Hardy, Ark., and died Aug. 23, 2007, at her home near Mammoth Spring, Ark., at the age of 79 years. She was united in marriage Oct. 23, 1943, at Dell, Ark., to Joddie Pendarvis who preceded her in death April 22, 2006...
James W. Helvering (08/29/07)
James W. Helvering, 86, of Bradford, Ark., died Friday, Aug. 24, 2007, at Searcy, Ark. He was born Aug. 12, 1921, at Bradford, Ark., the son of William Howard and Ina Irene (Black) Helvering. He was a 1938 graduate of Bradford High School. Helvering was a Millwright for over 24 years for Fred Beaman Lumber Company and also farmed. ...
Lela Faye York (08/29/07)
Lela Faye York, of Sturkie, Ark., daughter of the late Ver-non Bently Zeigler and Lillie Florence Coggins Zeigler, was born May 29, 1932, in Glencoe, Ark. She died Aug. 23, 2007, at Southfork River Therapy and Living Center in Salem, Ark., at the age of 75...
Neda Collins (08/29/07)
Neda Collins, 84, of Thayer, Mo., was born April 12, 1923, in Sharp County, Ark., and died Aug. 15, 2007, at the Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains, Mo. Survivors include: one daughter, Jackie Arnold of Couch, Mo.; three sisters, Mattie Hartwig, Barbara Rogers and Lola Mills, all of Thayer; one brother, Cleo Rogers of Mammoth Spring, Ark.; one grandson, Michael Brewer of Couch; and numerous other relatives and friends...
Ritchie Collins (08/29/07)
Ritchie Collins was born Nov. 23, 1936, in Mammoth Spring, Ark., the son of Oliver Collins and Rita Washam Collins. He died Aug. 18, 2007, in Salem, Ark., at the age of 70. He was united in marriage July 19, 1971, at St. Louis, Mo., to Myrtle Housdan...
Virginia "Ginny" DePriest (08/29/07)
Virginia "Ginny" Rose DePriest, was born Sept. 3, 1943, in Mammoth Spring, Ark., the daughter of Roland B. Williams and Cuba V. Evans Williams. She died Aug. 18, 2007, in Republic, Mo., at the age of 63. She was an employee at the Baxter Lab in Mountain Home, Ark., for 24 years, retiring from her position as payroll clerk. She was baptized at the First Christian Church in Thayer at an early age and was re-baptized and became a member of the Thayer First Baptist Church in September of 2006...
Elwanda Crow (08/29/07)
Elwanda Crow, 85, of Prescott Valley, Ariz., formerly of Sidney, Ark., died Aug. 21, 2007, at the Shiloh Care Center in Prescott Valley. She was born Aug. 11, 1922, the daughter of Oscar and Rosie (Cartwright) Hassell. She was a retired school teacher, having retired from the Bentonville School Systems after over 30 years. She was a Southern Baptist...
Amy Elizabeth Caldwell (08/29/07)
Amy Elizabeth Caldwell was born the daughter of James Otto Thompson and Susie Ann Hayes Thompson on Feb. 17, 1917, in Garfield, Mo., and died Aug. 23, 2007, in West Plains, Mo., at the age of 90. She was united in marriage on Sept. 21, 1935, at Alton, Mo., to Roy Lee Caldwell, who preceded her in death on July 14, 1994...
Mary Williams (08/29/07)
Mary Williams, 84, of Kansas City, Kan., formerly of Ash Flat, Ark., died Aug. 20, 2007, at Woodbine Nursing Home in Gladstone, Mo. Mary was born Nov. 30, 1922, in Ash Flat, where she lived until marrying Charlie (Jack) in 1941. They lived in various locations in Arkansas and his home state of Illinois prior to moving to Kansas City in 1950. She made many trips back home to visit and help her parents, brothers and sisters, as well as anyone else who needed her...
Gerard James Evans (08/29/07)
Gerard James Evans, son of Mary Anne Phillips Evans of Evening Shade and the late Neal Edward Evans, was born Nov. 10, 1965, in Chicago, Ill. He died Aug. 21, 2007, at his home near Evening Shade, Ark. at the age of 41. During his working years, he was diagnosed with Huntington's Disease. He remained disabled until his death. He was of the Catholic Faith and a member of St. Francis Chapel near Evening Shade...
Rose May Denton (08/29/07)
Rose May Denton, 80, of Mammoth Spring, Ark., was born March 27, 1927, in the Tick Ridge community and died Aug. 16, 2007, at the Fulton County Hospital in Salem. Rose loved to quilt, work outside and cook. She was a loving, caring Me-Maw. She was an active member of the Field Creek Pentecostal Church and the VFW Ladies auxiliary...
John Ab Short (08/29/07)
John Ab Short, age 88 of Joplin, Mo., died Aug. 16, 2007, at Freeman West Hospital. He was born Sept. 17, 1918, in Sturkie, Ark. He was the son of Joe Ab and Minnie (Jones) Short, the youngest of 13 brothers and sisters. John moved to Joplin in 1997, after living in Tahlequah, Okla., and West Plains, Mo., for many years. He was a farmer and owned several farms located near Caruthersville and Parma in the bootheel region of Missouri...
Beatrice McKim (08/29/07)
Beatrice McKim, 85, of San Marcos, Calif., formerly of Hardy, Ark., died July 31, 2007, in California. She was born on Aug. 19, 1921, in Barnesville, Ga. She moved to Detroit, Mich., when she was 12-years-old to live with an aunt and uncle to have more opportunities in life. After graduating at the age of 17, Beatrice went to beauty school. She became a hair-dresser and worked for the next 50 years. She loved her work and the people she met...
Violet Samples (08/29/07)
Violet Samples, 85, of Hardy, Ark., died Aug. 20, 2007, in Batesville, Ark. She was a homemaker. She is survived by: two daughters, Esther Susann Oakley of Hardy and Edna Jewell of Idawild, Calif.; two sons, Jesse Samples of Hardy, Kenneth Richard Samples of Riverside, Calif.; sister Naomi Burdette of Maysel, W.Va.; eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren...
Billie "Bill"?McCollum (08/29/07)
Billie Ray "Bill"?McCollum, of Oxford, Ark., son of the late Henry and Ofie (Gilliland)?McCollum was born in Violet Hill, Ark., on March 24, 1924. He died Aug. 24, 2007, at the age of 83. He was united in marriage to Wilma Gaye Floyd on March 21, 1951, and to this union four daughters and one son were born...
Orville Martin Graddy (08/29/07)
Orville Martin Graddy, 90, of Williford, Ark., died Aug. 10, 2007, at St Bernard's Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro. Graddy was a retired School Administrator. He is survived by: his wife, Edna Graddy of Williford; one daughter, Norma Carol Cross of Williford; four brothers, Eugene Hawkins of Hardy, John B. ...
William "?Bill" Carhart (08/29/07)
William C. "Bill"?Carhart, 60, died Aug. 19, 2007, at St. John's Hospital in Springfield, Mo. He is survived by: one sister, Karen G. Perkins and her husband, Bill of Koshkonong, Mo.; one nephew, Clay Perkins of Fairway,?Kan.; one niece,?Lauren Perkins Allen and her husband, Mark of Mission Hills, Kan.; and special friend, Danna Hartley...
David Helmers (08/29/07)
David Lawrence Helmers of Hardy, Ark., formerly of Taylorville, Ill., was born Nov. 14, 1941, in Taylorville, Ill., the son of Alfred and Hazel (Ellerbusch) Helmers, and died Aug. 22, 2007, at Taylorville Memorial Hospital in Taylorville, Ill. He was 65...
Lela Faye York (08/29/07)
Lela Faye York, of Sturkie, Ark., daughter of the late Ver-non Bently Zeigler and Lillie Florence Coggins Zeigler, was born May 29, 1932, in Glencoe, Ark. She died Aug. 23, 2007, at Southfork River Therapy and Living Center in Salem, Ark., at the age of 75...
Neda Collins (08/29/07)
Neda Collins, 84, of Thayer, Mo., was born April 12, 1923, in Sharp County, Ark., and died Aug. 15, 2007, at the Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains, Mo. Survivors include: one daughter, Jackie Arnold of Couch, Mo.; three sisters, Mattie Hartwig, Barbara Rogers and Lola Mills, all of Thayer; one brother, Cleo Rogers of Mammoth Spring, Ark.; one grandson, Michael Brewer of Couch; and numerous other relatives and friends...
Trecie Eva Pendarvis (08/29/07)
Trecie Eva Pendarvis was born the daughter of Herbert Robinson and Rhoda Martin Robinson on Jan. 27, 1928, in Hardy, Ark., and died Aug. 23, 2007, at her home near Mammoth Spring, Ark., at the age of 79 years. She was united in marriage Oct. 23, 1943, at Dell, Ark., to Joddie Pendarvis who preceded her in death April 22, 2006...
James W. Helvering (08/29/07)
James W. Helvering, 86, of Bradford, Ark., died Friday, Aug. 24, 2007, at Searcy, Ark. He was born Aug. 12, 1921, at Bradford, Ark., the son of William Howard and Ina Irene (Black) Helvering. He was a 1938 graduate of Bradford High School. Helvering was a Millwright for over 24 years for Fred Beaman Lumber Company and also farmed. ...
John Ab Short (08/29/07)
John Ab Short, age 88 of Joplin, Mo., died Aug. 16, 2007, at Freeman West Hospital. He was born Sept. 17, 1918, in Sturkie, Ark. He was the son of Joe Ab and Minnie (Jones) Short, the youngest of 13 brothers and sisters. John moved to Joplin in 1997, after living in Tahlequah, Okla., and West Plains, Mo., for many years. He was a farmer and owned several farms located near Caruthersville and Parma in the bootheel region of Missouri...
Beatrice McKim (08/29/07)
Beatrice McKim, 85, of San Marcos, Calif., formerly of Hardy, Ark., died July 31, 2007, in California. She was born on Aug. 19, 1921, in Barnesville, Ga. She moved to Detroit, Mich., when she was 12-years-old to live with an aunt and uncle to have more opportunities in life. After graduating at the age of 17, Beatrice went to beauty school. She became a hair-dresser and worked for the next 50 years. She loved her work and the people she met...
Violet Samples (08/29/07)
Violet Samples, 85, of Hardy, Ark., died Aug. 20, 2007, in Batesville, Ark. She was a homemaker. She is survived by: two daughters, Esther Susann Oakley of Hardy and Edna Jewell of Idawild, Calif.; two sons, Jesse Samples of Hardy, Kenneth Richard Samples of Riverside, Calif.; sister Naomi Burdette of Maysel, W.Va.; eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren...
Billie "Bill"?McCollum (08/29/07)
Billie Ray "Bill"?McCollum, of Oxford, Ark., son of the late Henry and Ofie (Gilliland)?McCollum was born in Violet Hill, Ark., on March 24, 1924. He died Aug. 24, 2007, at the age of 83. He was united in marriage to Wilma Gaye Floyd on March 21, 1951, and to this union four daughters and one son were born...
Gerard James Evans (08/29/07)
Gerard James Evans, son of Mary Anne Phillips Evans of Evening Shade and the late Neal Edward Evans, was born Nov. 10, 1965, in Chicago, Ill. He died Aug. 21, 2007, at his home near Evening Shade, Ark. at the age of 41. During his working years, he was diagnosed with Huntington's Disease. He remained disabled until his death. He was of the Catholic Faith and a member of St. Francis Chapel near Evening Shade...
Mary Williams (08/29/07)
Mary Williams, 84, of Kansas City, Kan., formerly of Ash Flat, Ark., died Aug. 20, 2007, at Woodbine Nursing Home in Gladstone, Mo. Mary was born Nov. 30, 1922, in Ash Flat, where she lived until marrying Charlie (Jack) in 1941. They lived in various locations in Arkansas and his home state of Illinois prior to moving to Kansas City in 1950. She made many trips back home to visit and help her parents, brothers and sisters, as well as anyone else who needed her...
Rose May Denton (08/29/07)
Rose May Denton, 80, of Mammoth Spring, Ark., was born March 27, 1927, in the Tick Ridge community and died Aug. 16, 2007, at the Fulton County Hospital in Salem. Rose loved to quilt, work outside and cook. She was a loving, caring Me-Maw. She was an active member of the Field Creek Pentecostal Church and the VFW Ladies auxiliary...
Amy Elizabeth Caldwell (08/29/07)
Amy Elizabeth Caldwell was born the daughter of James Otto Thompson and Susie Ann Hayes Thompson on Feb. 17, 1917, in Garfield, Mo., and died Aug. 23, 2007, in West Plains, Mo., at the age of 90. She was united in marriage on Sept. 21, 1935, at Alton, Mo., to Roy Lee Caldwell, who preceded her in death on July 14, 1994...
Ritchie Collins (08/29/07)
Ritchie Collins was born Nov. 23, 1936, in Mammoth Spring, Ark., the son of Oliver Collins and Rita Washam Collins. He died Aug. 18, 2007, in Salem, Ark., at the age of 70. He was united in marriage July 19, 1971, at St. Louis, Mo., to Myrtle Housdan...
Orville Martin Graddy (08/29/07)
Orville Martin Graddy, 90, of Williford, Ark., died Aug. 10, 2007, at St Bernard's Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro. Graddy was a retired School Administrator. He is survived by: his wife, Edna Graddy of Williford; one daughter, Norma Carol Cross of Williford; four brothers, Eugene Hawkins of Hardy, John B. ...
Virginia "Ginny" DePriest (08/29/07)
Virginia "Ginny" Rose DePriest, was born Sept. 3, 1943, in Mammoth Spring, Ark., the daughter of Roland B. Williams and Cuba V. Evans Williams. She died Aug. 18, 2007, in Republic, Mo., at the age of 63. She was an employee at the Baxter Lab in Mountain Home, Ark., for 24 years, retiring from her position as payroll clerk. She was baptized at the First Christian Church in Thayer at an early age and was re-baptized and became a member of the Thayer First Baptist Church in September of 2006...
Elwanda Crow (08/29/07)
Elwanda Crow, 85, of Prescott Valley, Ariz., formerly of Sidney, Ark., died Aug. 21, 2007, at the Shiloh Care Center in Prescott Valley. She was born Aug. 11, 1922, the daughter of Oscar and Rosie (Cartwright) Hassell. She was a retired school teacher, having retired from the Bentonville School Systems after over 30 years. She was a Southern Baptist...
David Helmers (08/29/07)
David Lawrence Helmers of Hardy, Ark., formerly of Taylorville, Ill., was born Nov. 14, 1941, in Taylorville, Ill., the son of Alfred and Hazel (Ellerbusch) Helmers, and died Aug. 22, 2007, at Taylorville Memorial Hospital in Taylorville, Ill. He was 65...
William "?Bill" Carhart (08/29/07)
William C. "Bill"?Carhart, 60, died Aug. 19, 2007, at St. John's Hospital in Springfield, Mo. He is survived by: one sister, Karen G. Perkins and her husband, Bill of Koshkonong, Mo.; one nephew, Clay Perkins of Fairway,?Kan.; one niece,?Lauren Perkins Allen and her husband, Mark of Mission Hills, Kan.; and special friend, Danna Hartley...
Rose May Denton (08/29/07)
Rose May Denton, 80, of Mammoth Spring, Ark., was born March 27, 1927, in the Tick Ridge Community and died Aug. 16, 2007, at the Fulton County Hospital in Salem. Rose loved to quilt, work outside and cook. She was a loving, caring Me-Maw. She was an active member of the Field Creek Pentecostal Church and the VFW Ladies Auxiliary.Survivors include: four granddaughters, Michelle Buchanan and husband Doug of Koshkonong, Mo., Lacey Lingenfelter and husband Justin of Mammoth Spring, Melanie Whittaker and husband Kelvin of Bradleyville, Mo. ...
Neda Collins (08/29/07)
Neda Collins, 84, of Thayer, Mo., was born April 12, 1923, in Sharp County, Ark., and died Aug. 15, 2007, at the Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains, Mo. Survivors include: one daughter, Jackie Arnold of Couch, Mo.; three sisters, Mattie Hartwig, Barbara Rogers and Lola Mills, all of Thayer; one brother, Cleo Rogers of Mammoth Spring, Ark.; one grandson, Michael Brewer of Couch; and numerous other relatives and friends.She was preceded in death by: her parents, Newt Rogers and Merendy Ivey-Rogers; her husband, Arthur Collins; two brothers, Wilburn and Milburn Rogers; and one sister, Neva Watson.Funeral services were held Aug. ...
Mary Williams (08/29/07)
Mary Williams, 84, of Kansas City, Kan., formerly of Ash Flat, Ark., died Aug. 20, 2007, at Woodbine Nursing Home in Gladstone, Mo. Mary was born Nov. 30, 1922, in Ash Flat, where she lived until marrying Charlie (Jack) in 1941. They lived in various locations in Arkansas and his home state of Illinois prior to moving to Kansas City in 1950. ...
Elwanda Crow (08/29/07)
Elwanda Crow, 85, of Prescott Valley, Ariz., formerly of Sidney, Ark., died Aug. 21, 2007, at the Shiloh Care Center in Prescott Valley. She was born Aug. 11, 1922, the daughter of Oscar and Rosie (Cartwright) Hassell. She was a retired school teacher, having retired from the Bentonville School Systems after more than 30 years. ...
David Helmers (08/29/07)
David Lawrence Helmers of Hardy, Ark., formerly of Taylorville, Ill., was born Nov. 14, 1941, in Taylorville, Ill., the son of Alfred and Hazel (Ellerbush) Helmers, and died Aug. 22, 2007, at Taylorville Memorial Hospital in Taylorville, Ill. He was 65...
Beatrice McKim (08/29/07)
Beatrice McKim, 85, of San Marcos, Calif., formerly of Hardy, Ark., died July 31, 2007, in California. She was born on Aug. 19, 1921, in Barnesville, Ga. She moved to Detroit, Mich., when she was 12-years-old to live with an aunt and uncle to have more opportunities in life. ...
Cerutti retires after 38 years (08/29/07)
Hugh Cerutti, a former resident of Thayer, Mo., and his wife, Mildred, retired Aug. 25 after serving as the pastor of the First Assembly of God Church in Farmington, Mo., for the past 38 years. Cerutti was born and raised at Thayer, the son of Paul E. Cerutti and Grace Cerutti Braden, and graduated from Thayer High School in 1954...
Tyler Reid Shanks (08/29/07)
Ryan and April Shanks of Willow Springs are the parents of a baby boy, Tyler Reid. He was born at 9:32 a.m., Aug. 11, 2007, at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains. He weighed 6 pounds, 11 ounces, and was 18 1/2 inches long. His siblings are Allisha, 14, Allen, 11, and Robert, 8. Grandparents are Angi Pate and David and Tammy Keck, all of Salem, Ark., and Bob Shanks of Willow Springs...
Allison Colleen Stone (08/29/07)
Jeremy and Melanie Stone of Salem, Ark., announce the birth of a daughter on Aug. 14, 2007, at Baxter Regional Medical Center in Mountain Home, Ark. The baby has been named Allison Colleen Stone. She weighed 7 pounds and was 19 inches long. She has a sibling named River...
Zeb Jedaiah DuBois (08/29/07)
Christie DuBois and Geoffrey DuBois of Thayer, Mo., announce the birth of a son on Aug. 15, 2007, at 4:24 p.m. in Memphis, Tenn. The baby has been named Zeb Jedaiah DuBois and weighed 9 pounds and was 19.5 inches long. Siblings are Eli, Isaiah, Gracie, and the late Grady...
Cerutti retires after 38 years (08/29/07)
Hugh Cerutti, a former resident of Thayer, Mo., and his wife, Mildred, retired Aug. 25 after serving as the pastor of the First Assembly of God Church in Farmington, Mo., for the past 38 years. Cerutti was born and raised at Thayer, the son of Paul E. Cerutti and Grace Cerutti Braden, and graduated from Thayer High School in 1954...
Zeb Jedaiah DuBois (08/29/07)
Christie DuBois and Geoffrey DuBois of Thayer, Mo., announce the birth of a son on Aug. 15, 2007, at 4:24 p.m. in Memphis, Tenn. The baby has been named Zeb Jedaiah DuBois and weighed 9 pounds and was 19.5 inches long. Siblings are Eli, Isaiah, Gracie, and the late Grady...
Tyler Reid Shanks (08/29/07)
Ryan and April Shanks of Willow Springs are the parents of a baby boy, Tyler Reid. He was born at 9:32 a.m., Aug. 11, 2007, at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains. He weighed 6 pounds, 11 ounces, and was 18 1/2 inches long. His siblings are Allisha, 14, Allen, 11, and Robert, 8. Grandparents are Angi Pate and David and Tammy Keck, all of Salem, Ark., and Bob Shanks of Willow Springs...
Allison Colleen Stone (08/29/07)
Jeremy and Melanie Stone of Salem, Ark., announce the birth of a daughter on Aug. 14, 2007, at Baxter Regional Medical Center in Mountain Home, Ark. The baby has been named Allison Colleen Stone. She weighed 7 pounds and was 19 inches long. She has a sibling named River...
Leader -- Poulette (08/29/07)
Katie Joleen Leader and Jacob Curtis Martin Poulette, both of Thayer, will exchange wedding vows at a 10 a.m. outdoor garden ceremony on Sept. 1. The bride-elect is the daughter of Rick and Sandie Leader of Thayer. She is a graduate of Missouri State University-West Plains and is employed at Thayer Wal-Mart...
Stavely -- Spurlock (08/29/07)
Michael and Sandra Jo Stavely of Poughkeepsie, Ark., would like to announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Amy Stavely to Kyle Spurlock. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of the late Robert and Delcie Stavely and the late Myles A. and Mildred Irene Jones, all of Poughkeepsie. She is 2003 graduate of Evening Shade High School; and a recent graduate of Arkansas Tech University...