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Stories from Thursday, September 13, 2007

Communities gearing up for fall festivals (09/13/07)
Myrtle Yester-Daze MYRTLE -- Yester-Daze will be held in downtown Myrtle Sept 29. The theme for this year's festival is "Piecing Together the Past." The day will start with a flag raising ceremony at the Myrtle Community Center. Breakfast and lunch will be provided by the Myrtle Volunteer Fire Department...
MS man arrested in Sharp County (09/13/07)
Ash Flat police used a stun gun on a Mammoth Spring man after he wouldn't comply with orders during a traffic stop Sept. 1. While on patrol Ash Flat Officer Shane Russell observed a 1994 Toyota Corolla make a wide left turn from Highway 167 onto Highway 62 at an unsafe speed, Russell said. He then followed the car...
Izard County man has Ohio warrants (09/13/07)
An Izard County man who has been running from authorities since early August is no longer just a local criminal, according to Izard County Sheriff Tate Lawrence. Seth Johnson, 30, of Melbourne who has been on the lamb ever since the warrant for attempt to commit arson was issued by Izard County authorities, has taken his scheming all the way to Ohio. ...
Two year-old case resolved (09/13/07)
An over two year old case was finally resolved during the meeting of Fulton County Circuit Court Sept. 5. Sheila Odor, 45, of Memphis was sentenced to 12 months in the Fulton County Jail for her involvement in the July 24, 2005, deaths of two Koshkonong men...
A community comes together for ... A labor of love (09/13/07)
Countless hours and dollars have been volunteered to the effort, but more is needed, said Celeste Ezell. Ezell is heading up a group that is working to improve the old Byron School House. Though numerous improvements have been made to the over a century old building, Ezell said she wants to see the building restored to its fullest potential...
Enrollment up in area schools (09/13/07)
AREA -- Labor Day has come and gone and all school districts in the Mammoth Spring-Oregon County area are up and running at full speed. Thayer Superintendent of Schools Rod Priest said everything in the Thayer School District is running smooth. "Our new concession stand at the football field is complete and we invite the community out to take a look at it," he said. Priest said the Bobcats will play their first home game against Malden-Greenway Sept. 14...
School enrollment numbers continue to rise (09/13/07)
Brooke Ninemire Staff Writer If enrollment numbers are any indication, it seems area schools can look forward to a good year. In Fulton County both the Viola and Salem school districts have increased their numbers since the state assessed third quarter average enrollment figures for the 2006-2007 school year...
Myrtle man to serve time in prison (09/13/07)
A Myrtle man has been transported to the Missouri Department of Corrections in Bonne Terre last week because of a probation violation. According to the Oregon County Sheriff's Department, Blake Mansfield, 19, tested positive for drug use and had failed to report to his probation officer...
Friesland charged with sexual assault (09/13/07)
A Fulton County man was arrested in connection to inappropriate contact with a child Aug. 28. Oren Gene "Shorty" Friesland, 57, of Hardy was charged with second degree sexual assault, a class B felony, after he admitted to performing a sex act on an 11-year-old female, according to Fulton County Deputy Terry Walker...
Art show and sale slated during Homecoming (09/13/07)
THAYER -- In conjunction with the Thayer Alumni Homecoming, the Thayer Area Arts Council will be hosting an Art Show and Sale. The show and sale will be held at the Oregon County Country Music Theater located at Fifth and Walnut Street in Thayer. According to Judith Cornelius, show organizer, all forms of original art, both two-dimensional and three-dimensional will be accepted...
Accident injures two Thayer men (09/13/07)
THAYER -- A two-vehicle accident in Thayer sent two men to area hospitals Sept. 4. According to Thayer Police Chief Frank Bernard, the power was out in the city and the stop light was not working at the intersection of Highway 63 and 142 East. A 2004 Dodge truck driven by Scott E. Smith, 18, of Mammoth Spring was in the left turn lane, turning south onto Highway 63 when he pulled into the path of a 1995 Dodge truck driven by James Sparks, 54, of Coffeeville, Miss...
Quorum court approves appropriations (09/13/07)
Approving various monetary appropriations was the agenda at the Sept. 10 Fulton County Quorum Court meeting. Fulton County Judge Charles Willett said the county had received multiple checks from the state throughout the prior week. One set of funds that had to be appropriated was from a check issued by the Arkansas Department of Emergency Management...
Drug money confiscated (09/13/07)
Over $50,000 in drug money was confiscated in a follow-up inspection of a year old case Sept. 6. According to Izard County Sheriff Tate Lawrence, $51,596 worth of rolls of mostly large bills was found in a gutted electrical transformer that was seized in a September 2006 drug bust...
Inmate dies in jail fire (09/13/07)
ALTON -- A Mammoth Spring man is dead as the result of smoke inhalation that started in a jail cell on the third floor of the Oregon County Courthouse at Alton Sept. 6. Jessie Johnson, 17, was pronounced dead at the scene. Oregon County Sheriff Tim Ward said jailer Wendell Steel made a routine jail check at 9:23 p.m. on Sept. 6. Ward said at 9:40 p.m. the jailer was alerted by the yelling of prisoners and the sound of the fire alarm in the jail...
Accident injures two Thayer men (09/13/07)
THAYER -- A two-vehicle accident in Thayer sent two men to area hospitals Sept. 4. According to Thayer Police Chief Frank Bernard, the power was out in the city and the stop light was not working at the intersection of Highway 63 and 142 East. A 2004 Dodge truck driven by Scott E. Smith, 18, of Mammoth Spring was in the left turn lane, turning south onto Highway 63 when he pulled into the path of a 1995 Dodge truck driven by James Sparks, 54, of Coffeeville, Miss...
Friesland charged with sexual assault (09/13/07)
A Fulton County man was arrested in connection to inappropriate contact with a child Aug. 28. Oren Gene "Shorty" Friesland, 57, of Hardy was charged with second degree sexual assault, a class B felony, after he admitted to performing a sex act on an 11-year-old female, according to Fulton County Deputy Terry Walker...
Art show and sale slated during Homecoming (09/13/07)
THAYER -- In conjunction with the Thayer Alumni Homecoming, the Thayer Area Arts Council will be hosting an Art Show and Sale. The show and sale will be held at the Oregon County Country Music Theater located at Fifth and Walnut Street in Thayer. According to Judith Cornelius, show organizer, all forms of original art, both two-dimensional and three-dimensional will be accepted...
MS man arrested in Sharp County (09/13/07)
Ash Flat police used a stun gun on a Mammoth Spring man after he wouldn't comply with orders during a traffic stop Sept. 1. While on patrol Ash Flat Officer Shane Russell observed a 1994 Toyota Corolla make a wide left turn from Highway 167 onto Highway 62 at an unsafe speed, Russell said. He then followed the car...
Myrtle man to serve time in prison (09/13/07)
A Myrtle man has been transported to the Missouri Department of Corrections in Bonne Terre last week because of a probation violation. According to the Oregon County Sheriff's Department, Blake Mansfield, 19, tested positive for drug use and had failed to report to his probation officer...
Inmate dies in jail fire (09/13/07)
ALTON -- A Mammoth Spring man is dead as the result of smoke inhalation that started in a jail cell on the third floor of the Oregon County Courthouse at Alton Sept. 6. Jessie Johnson, 17, was pronounced dead at the scene. Oregon County Sheriff Tim Ward said jailer Wendell Steel made a routine jail check at 9:23 p.m. on Sept. 6. Ward said at 9:40 p.m. the jailer was alerted by the yelling of prisoners and the sound of the fire alarm in the jail...
Drug money confiscated (09/13/07)
Over $50,000 in drug money was confiscated in a follow-up inspection of a year old case Sept. 6. According to Izard County Sheriff Tate Lawrence, $51,596 worth of rolls of mostly large bills was found in a gutted electrical transformer that was seized in a September 2006 drug bust...
Quorum court approves appropriations (09/13/07)
Approving various monetary appropriations was the agenda at the Sept. 10 Fulton County Quorum Court meeting. Fulton County Judge Charles Willett said the county had received multiple checks from the state throughout the prior week. One set of funds that had to be appropriated was from a check issued by the Arkansas Department of Emergency Management...
School enrollment numbers continue to rise (09/13/07)
Brooke Ninemire Staff Writer If enrollment numbers are any indication, it seems area schools can look forward to a good year. In Fulton County both the Viola and Salem school districts have increased their numbers since the state assessed third quarter average enrollment figures for the 2006-2007 school year...
Enrollment up in area schools (09/13/07)
AREA -- Labor Day has come and gone and all school districts in the Mammoth Spring-Oregon County area are up and running at full speed. Thayer Superintendent of Schools Rod Priest said everything in the Thayer School District is running smooth. "Our new concession stand at the football field is complete and we invite the community out to take a look at it," he said. Priest said the Bobcats will play their first home game against Malden-Greenway Sept. 14...
Izard County man has Ohio warrants (09/13/07)
An Izard County man who has been running from authorities since early August is no longer just a local criminal, according to Izard County Sheriff Tate Lawrence. Seth Johnson, 30, of Melbourne who has been on the lamb ever since the warrant for attempt to commit arson was issued by Izard County authorities, has taken his scheming all the way to Ohio. ...
Two year-old case resolved (09/13/07)
An over two year old case was finally resolved during the meeting of Fulton County Circuit Court Sept. 5. Sheila Odor, 45, of Memphis was sentenced to 12 months in the Fulton County Jail for her involvement in the July 24, 2005, deaths of two Koshkonong men...
Communities gearing up for fall festivals (09/13/07)
Myrtle Yester-Daze MYRTLE -- Yester-Daze will be held in downtown Myrtle Sept 29. The theme for this year's festival is "Piecing Together the Past." The day will start with a flag raising ceremony at the Myrtle Community Center. Breakfast and lunch will be provided by the Myrtle Volunteer Fire Department...
A community comes together for ... A labor of love (09/13/07)
Countless hours and dollars have been volunteered to the effort, but more is needed, said Celeste Ezell. Ezell is heading up a group that is working to improve the old Byron School House. Though numerous improvements have been made to the over a century old building, Ezell said she wants to see the building restored to its fullest potential...
Myrtle First Baptist Church welcomes new pastor (09/13/07)
On Aug. 15 Myrtle First Baptist Church voted to call Earl Jones as their new pastor. Jones is currently serving at Southside Baptist Church in Charleston, Mo., and has previously served churches in Illinois, Wisconsin, South Dakota and Lanton, Mo. Pastor Jones is a graduate of the Moody Bible Institute of Chicago, Ill., and Gulf Coast Seminary of Panama City, Fla...
Myrtle First Baptist Church welcomes new pastor (09/13/07)
On Aug. 15 Myrtle First Baptist Church voted to call Earl Jones as their new pastor. Jones is currently serving at Southside Baptist Church in Charleston, Mo., and has previously served churches in Illinois, Wisconsin, South Dakota and Lanton, Mo. Pastor Jones is a graduate of the Moody Bible Institute of Chicago, Ill., and Gulf Coast Seminary of Panama City, Fla...
Skid-snapping win (09/13/07)
When the Westside Warriors walked off the field at Brinkley Oct. 8, 2005, with a 27-6 victory, they probably had little reason to think they were about to hit a major dry spell. However, almost two years and 15 straight losses later, that's exactly what the Warriors were in -- a major dry spell...
Lady Grizzlies keep rolling on with 7 wins (09/13/07)
The Missouri State University-West Plains Lady Grizzly volleyball team raised its season record to 7-1 Aug. 29 with a 30-18, 30-17, 30-28 win over Region 16 rival State Fair Community College in Sedalia, Mo. "State Fair has a nice team," Lady Grizzly Head Coach Trish Kissiar-Knight said. "They are tall, athletic and don't give up. They will give people a run for their money."...
Off and running (09/13/07)
The Thayer Bobcat Boosters Club has done an outstanding job constructing a new press box/concession stand/restroom complex, working on a tight budget and limited time frame to complete the project at Louis Bozman Stadium in time for the Cats' home-opener Sept. 14 vs. the Malden Greenwave...
Skid-snapping win (09/13/07)
When the Westside Warriors walked off the field at Brinkley Oct. 8, 2005, with a 27-6 victory, they probably had little reason to think they were about to hit a major dry spell. However, almost two years and 15 straight losses later, that's exactly what the Warriors were in -- a major dry spell...
Lady Grizzlies keep rolling on with 7 wins (09/13/07)
The Missouri State University-West Plains Lady Grizzly volleyball team raised its season record to 7-1 Aug. 29 with a 30-18, 30-17, 30-28 win over Region 16 rival State Fair Community College in Sedalia, Mo. "State Fair has a nice team," Lady Grizzly Head Coach Trish Kissiar-Knight said. "They are tall, athletic and don't give up. They will give people a run for their money."...
Off and running (09/13/07)
The Thayer Bobcat Boosters Club has done an outstanding job constructing a new press box/concession stand/restroom complex, working on a tight budget and limited time frame to complete the project at Louis Bozman Stadium in time for the Cats' home-opener Sept. 14 vs. the Malden Greenwave...
Clifton Kendrick (09/13/07)
Clifton Lee Kendrick, 61, of ?Cherokee Village, Ark., died Sept. 5, 2007, at his residence. He was born Sept. 19, 1945, in Jacksonville, Fla., the son of James and Doris (Jarboe) Kendrick. He graduated from Arkan-sas State University and was a member of the International Honors Society. ...
Claude Leon Stephens (09/13/07)
Claude Leon Stephens was born Sept. 1, 1932, at Ravenden Springs, Ark., the son of Arthur and Emily Athey Stephens. He died peacefully Sept. 3, 2007, with family and friends at the North Arkansas Life Care Center in ?Horseshoe Bend, Ark., at the age of 75...
Wanda Faye Reans (09/13/07)
Wanda Faye Reans, 70, of Evening Shade, Ark., died Sept. 4, 2007, in Little Rock, Ark. She was born May 26, 1937, in Lindsey, Okla., the daughter of the late Francis and Flora (Springman) Reans. She moved to Arkansas 22 years ago from California. Wanda loved to sew, crochet, fish and go to yard sales. She was of the Baptist faith...
Jesse Johnson (09/13/07)
Jesse Dwayne Smith Johnson, age 17, of Mammoth Spring, Ark., was born Dec. 18, 1989, at West Plains, Mo., the son of Leslie Johnson Sr. and Rhonda Johnson. He died Sept. 6, 2007, at Alton, Mo. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Mammoth Spring...
C. Marie Carr Thomas (09/13/07)
C. Marie Carr Thomas, 90, retired Veterans Administra-tion secretary passed away Sept. 2, 2007. She was born in Elba, Ark., the daughter of George W. Curtis and Walsie Lee Smith. She was past president of Minisa Chapter of National Secretary's Association...
M.L. Waldrop (09/13/07)
M.L. Waldrop, 87, was born Sept. 11, 1919, in Braggadocio, Mo., the son of Edward Livingston "Lev" and Edith Hamlett Waldrop. He died Sept. 4, 2007, at his home. On Aug. 15, 1942, he was married at San Diego, Calif., to Bernice Bruton; they were privileged to celebrate 65 years together...
Buford Curtis Latham (09/13/07)
Buford Curtis Latham, 62, of Mammoth Spring, Ark., died Sept. 3 at his residence. He was a factory worker and served in the National Guard. He is survived by: his fiancee, Pamela Lutz of Mammoth Spring; two brothers, Thomas Latham and R.A. Latham of Ripley, Tenn.; and two sisters, Ruth Clem of Camden, Tenn. and Julie Neal of Ripley, Tenn...
Ida Ellen Kendall (09/13/07)
Ida Ellen Kendall was born Oct. 16, 1930 in Jerusalem, Ark., the daughter of Grover Garland Hillis and Myrtie Marie Wright Hillis. She died Sept. 2, 2007, at her home in Myrtle, Mo., at the age of 76. She was united in marriage June 6, 1948, at East Prairie, Mo., to Joseph R. Kendall...
Fern I. Romine (09/13/07)
Fern I. Romine, of Salem, daughter of the late Raymond T. Hayes and Velma Thacker Hayes Austin, was born March 10, 1939, in Shafter Township, Fayette County, Ill. She died Sept. 4, 2007, at Fulton County?Hospital in Salem at the age of 68. She was united in marriage to Lenord Dairell Romine on Oct. 23, 1957, at Salem. To this union two children were born...
Kathryn J. Hawkins (09/13/07)
Kathryn Joyce Hawkins, 65, died at 2:15 a.m. Monday, Sept. 3, 2007, at Blackford Community Hospital in Hartford City, Ind. She was born on Feb. 4, 1942, in Williford, Ark., the daughter of the late Edgar Yates and the late Leatha (Hill) Yates. Kathryn married Mack Von Hawkins Jan. 7, 1958, in Williford, Ark...
"Tom" Thompson Jr. (09/13/07)
F.V. "Tom" Thomp-son, Jr., was born Feb. 15, 1931, in Akron, Ohio. He was the son of Frankin VanCulen Thompson Sr. and Theodora Lawrence Turner. He died Sept. 4, 2007, in Cherokee Village, Ark., at the age of 76. He retired from Edward Jones Investments after 12 years as a financial advisor. Prior to that, he had spent over 36 years in industrial management with various firms including Lord Corp., and Cooper Tire...
Florence Hodges (09/13/07)
Florence Catherine Hodges was born May 25, 1921, in Bath Pa., the daughter of James C. Seagraves and Amy E. Algert Seagraves. She died Aug. 30, 2007, at her home in Thayer, Mo., at the age of 86. She was united in marriage June 28, 1939, at Los Angeles, Calif., to Hubert Fie Hodges, who preceded her in death Dec. 16, 1997...
Crystal Jolene King (09/13/07)
Bruce King and Amanda Coble of Alton are the parents of a baby girl, Crystal Jolene King. She was born at 11:31 p.m. Sept. 4, 2007, at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains. She weighed 7 pounds and was 20 1/4 inches long. Her sibling is Branden, 9. Grandparents are Verlan and Rose Coble of Rover and Myron King of Thomasville, and the late Glee King. Step-grandmother is Janice King...
Veron Mae Shaw (09/13/07)
Vernon Mae Shaw of Salem, Ark., daughter of the late Hubert and Myrl (Whittle) Payne, was born on May 17, 1916, in Grenada, Miss. She died Sept. 5, 2007, at the Southfork River Therapy and Living Center in Salem at the age of 91. She was united in marriage to Delbert Booth Shaw on June 25, 1933, and to this union, four children were born. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and great-great-grandmother. Veron was a member of the Rosa Baptist Church in Luxora, Ark...
"Tom" Thompson Jr. (09/13/07)
F.V. "Tom" Thomp-son, Jr., was born Feb. 15, 1931, in Akron, Ohio. He was the son of Frankin VanCulen Thompson Sr. and Theodora Lawrence Turner. He died Sept. 4, 2007, in Cherokee Village, Ark., at the age of 76. He retired from Edward Jones Investments after 12 years as a financial advisor. Prior to that, he had spent over 36 years in industrial management with various firms including Lord Corp., and Cooper Tire...
Florence Hodges (09/13/07)
Florence Catherine Hodges was born May 25, 1921, in Bath Pa., the daughter of James C. Seagraves and Amy E. Algert Seagraves. She died Aug. 30, 2007, at her home in Thayer, Mo., at the age of 86. She was united in marriage June 28, 1939, at Los Angeles, Calif., to Hubert Fie Hodges, who preceded her in death Dec. 16, 1997...
Fern I. Romine (09/13/07)
Fern I. Romine, of Salem, daughter of the late Raymond T. Hayes and Velma Thacker Hayes Austin, was born March 10, 1939, in Shafter Township, Fayette County, Ill. She died Sept. 4, 2007, at Fulton County?Hospital in Salem at the age of 68. She was united in marriage to Lenord Dairell Romine on Oct. 23, 1957, at Salem. To this union two children were born...
Kathryn J. Hawkins (09/13/07)
Kathryn Joyce Hawkins, 65, died at 2:15 a.m. Monday, Sept. 3, 2007, at Blackford Community Hospital in Hartford City, Ind. She was born on Feb. 4, 1942, in Williford, Ark., the daughter of the late Edgar Yates and the late Leatha (Hill) Yates. Kathryn married Mack Von Hawkins Jan. 7, 1958, in Williford, Ark...
Buford Curtis Latham (09/13/07)
Buford Curtis Latham, 62, of Mammoth Spring, Ark., died Sept. 3 at his residence. He was a factory worker and served in the National Guard. He is survived by: his fiancee, Pamela Lutz of Mammoth Spring; two brothers, Thomas Latham and R.A. Latham of Ripley, Tenn.; and two sisters, Ruth Clem of Camden, Tenn. and Julie Neal of Ripley, Tenn...
M.L. Waldrop (09/13/07)
M.L. Waldrop, 87, was born Sept. 11, 1919, in Braggadocio, Mo., the son of Edward Livingston "Lev" and Edith Hamlett Waldrop. He died Sept. 4, 2007, at his home. On Aug. 15, 1942, he was married at San Diego, Calif., to Bernice Bruton; they were privileged to celebrate 65 years together...
C. Marie Carr Thomas (09/13/07)
C. Marie Carr Thomas, 90, retired Veterans Administra-tion secretary passed away Sept. 2, 2007. She was born in Elba, Ark., the daughter of George W. Curtis and Walsie Lee Smith. She was past president of Minisa Chapter of National Secretary's Association...
Crystal Jolene King (09/13/07)
Bruce King and Amanda Coble of Alton are the parents of a baby girl, Crystal Jolene King. She was born at 11:31 p.m. Sept. 4, 2007, at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains. She weighed 7 pounds and was 20 1/4 inches long. Her sibling is Branden, 9. Grandparents are Verlan and Rose Coble of Rover and Myron King of Thomasville, and the late Glee King. Step-grandmother is Janice King...
Jesse Johnson (09/13/07)
Jesse Dwayne Smith Johnson, age 17, of Mammoth Spring, Ark., was born Dec. 18, 1989, at West Plains, Mo., the son of Leslie Johnson Sr. and Rhonda Johnson. He died Sept. 6, 2007, at Alton, Mo. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Mammoth Spring...
Veron Mae Shaw (09/13/07)
Vernon Mae Shaw of Salem, Ark., daughter of the late Hubert and Myrl (Whittle) Payne, was born on May 17, 1916, in Grenada, Miss. She died Sept. 5, 2007, at the Southfork River Therapy and Living Center in Salem at the age of 91. She was united in marriage to Delbert Booth Shaw on June 25, 1933, and to this union, four children were born. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and great-great-grandmother. Veron was a member of the Rosa Baptist Church in Luxora, Ark...
Clifton Kendrick (09/13/07)
Clifton Lee Kendrick, 61, of ?Cherokee Village, Ark., died Sept. 5, 2007, at his residence. He was born Sept. 19, 1945, in Jacksonville, Fla., the son of James and Doris (Jarboe) Kendrick. He graduated from Arkan-sas State University and was a member of the International Honors Society. ...
Wanda Faye Reans (09/13/07)
Wanda Faye Reans, 70, of Evening Shade, Ark., died Sept. 4, 2007, in Little Rock, Ark. She was born May 26, 1937, in Lindsey, Okla., the daughter of the late Francis and Flora (Springman) Reans. She moved to Arkansas 22 years ago from California. Wanda loved to sew, crochet, fish and go to yard sales. She was of the Baptist faith...
Claude Leon Stephens (09/13/07)
Claude Leon Stephens was born Sept. 1, 1932, at Ravenden Springs, Ark., the son of Arthur and Emily Athey Stephens. He died peacefully Sept. 3, 2007, with family and friends at the North Arkansas Life Care Center in ?Horseshoe Bend, Ark., at the age of 75...
Ida Ellen Kendall (09/13/07)
Ida Ellen Kendall was born Oct. 16, 1930 in Jerusalem, Ark., the daughter of Grover Garland Hillis and Myrtie Marie Wright Hillis. She died Sept. 2, 2007, at her home in Myrtle, Mo., at the age of 76. She was united in marriage June 6, 1948, at East Prairie, Mo., to Joseph R. Kendall...
Wanda Faye Reans (09/13/07)
Wanda Faye Reans, 70, of Evening Shade, Ark., died Sept. 4, 2007, in Little Rock, Ark. She was born May 26, 1937, in Lindsey, Okla., the daughter of the late Francis and Flora (Springman) Reans. She moved to Arkansas 22 years ago from California. Wanda loved to sew, crochet, fish and go to yard sales. She was of the Baptist faith...
Nancy Wilkins (09/13/07)
Nancy Sue (Dungan) Wilkins, of Glencoe, Ark., daughter of Wanda Louella (Hunt) Dungan and the late Ellis Millard Dungan, was born on March 26, 1957, in Kansas City, Mo. She died Aug. 24, 2007, at her home following a long illness, at the age of 50. She is survived by: her husband, Terry Wilkins of Glencoe; a son, Daniel Cook of Atlanta, Ga.; a daughter, Stacy Cook of Atlanta, Ga.; her mother, Wanda Dungan of Salem; five brothers, John Mefford of Ash Flat, James Mefford of Ash Flat, Robert Mefford of Franklinton, La., William Dungan of Pensacola, Fla., and Mark Dungan of Viola; two sisters, Cathy (Dungan) Loftin of Montgomery, Ala., and Martha (Dungan) Rose of Fairhope, Ala.; and a host of other relatives and friends. ...
Kathryn J. Hawkins (09/13/07)
Kathryn Joyce Hawkins, 65, died at 2:15 a.m. Monday, Sept. 3, 2007, at Blackford Community Hospital in Hartford City, Ind. She was born on Feb. 4, 1942, in Williford, Ark., the daughter of the late Edgar Yates and the late Leatha (Hill) Yates.Kathryn married Mack Von Hawkins Jan. ...
"Tom" Thompson Jr. (09/13/07)
F.V. "Tom" Thompson, Jr., was born Feb. 15, 1931, in Akron, Ohio. He was the son of Frankin VanCulen Thompson Sr. and Theodora Lawrence Turner. He died Sept. 4, 2007, in Cherokee Village, Ark., at the age of 76. He retired from Edward Jones Investments after 12 years as a financial advisor. ...
Fern I. Romine (09/13/07)
Fern I. Romine, of Salem, daughter of the late Raymond T. Hayes and Velma Thacker Hayes Austin, was born March 10, 1939, in Shafter Township, Fayetteville County, Ill. She died Sept. 4, 2007, at Fulton County Hospital in Salem at the age of 68. She was united in marriage to Lenord Dairell Romine on Oct. ...
Debra L. "Debbie" Trivitt (09/13/07)
Debra L. "Debbie" Trivitt, 53, of Ash Flat, Ark., died Aug. 30, 2007, in Ash Flat. She was born Jan. 29, 1954, in Batesville, Ark., the daughter of George Larkin Smith and Juanita Matheny Smith. She graduated from Cave City High School in 1972. She was a member of the Foothills Baptist Church in Hardy, Ark. ...
C. Marie Carr Thomas (09/13/07)
C. Marie Carr Thomas, 90, retired Veterans Administration secretary, died Sept. 2, 2007. She was born in Elba, Ark., the daughter of George W. Curtis and Walsie Lee Smith. She was past president of Minisa Chapter of National Secretary Association.Survivors include: her husband, Fred of the home; one son, Fred Eugene of Red Feather Lake, Colo.; daughters, Cathy M. ...
Clifton Kendrick (09/13/07)
Clifton Lee Kendrick, 61, of Cherokee Village, Ark., died Sept. 5, 2007, at his residence. He was born Sept. 19, 1945, in Jacksonville, Fla., the son of James and Doris (Jarboe) Kendrick. He graduated from Arkansas State University and was a member of the International Honors Society. ...
Jacob Robert Gustafson (09/13/07)
Jacob and Stephanie Gustafson of Thayer are the parents of a baby boy, Jacob Robert. He was born at 7:43 a.m. Sept. 4, 2007, at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains. He weighed 7 pounds, 15 ounces, and was 19 inches long. His sibling is Lindsay Jo, 2. Grandparents are Robert and Robin Henry and Robert and Linda Kowalchuk of Thayer...
Mackinzie Ava Pritchett (09/13/07)
Justin and Tressa Pritchett of Alton are the parents of a baby girl, Mackinzie Ava. She was born at 5:25 a.m. Aug. 31, 2007, at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains. She weighed 7 pounds, 4 ounces, and was 20 inches long. Her sibling is Hayden. Grandparents are Wesley and Tena Conrad of Alton and Garry and Sharon Kay Pritchett of Winona...
Jacob Robert Gustafson (09/13/07)
Jacob and Stephanie Gustafson of Thayer are the parents of a baby boy, Jacob Robert. He was born at 7:43 a.m. Sept. 4, 2007, at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains. He weighed 7 pounds, 15 ounces, and was 19 inches long. His sibling is Lindsay Jo, 2. Grandparents are Robert and Robin Henry and Robert and Linda Kowalchuk of Thayer...
Mackinzie Ava Pritchett (09/13/07)
Justin and Tressa Pritchett of Alton are the parents of a baby girl, Mackinzie Ava. She was born at 5:25 a.m. Aug. 31, 2007, at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains. She weighed 7 pounds, 4 ounces, and was 20 inches long. Her sibling is Hayden. Grandparents are Wesley and Tena Conrad of Alton and Garry and Sharon Kay Pritchett of Winona...
Dorris -- Johnson (09/13/07)
Merlyn Wynn Johnson and Amy Sue Dorris were married June 30 at the First Baptist Church of Van Buren, Mo. Charles Johnson, brother of the groom, Clinton, Iowa, officiated. The bride is the daughter of Ronnie Brawley and Jackie Chilton of Van Buren. The groom is the son of Leo and Opal Johnson of Alton...
Dorris -- Johnson (09/13/07)
Merlyn Wynn Johnson and Amy Sue Dorris were married June 30 at the First Baptist Church of Van Buren, Mo. Charles Johnson, brother of the groom, Clinton, Iowa, officiated. The bride is the daughter of Ronnie Brawley and Jackie Chilton of Van Buren. The groom is the son of Leo and Opal Johnson of Alton...
Lacks celebrate 50th anniversary (09/13/07)
Dr. Gary and Emma Lack celebrated their 50th anniversary on Sept. 8 with family and friends. They were married Sept. 13, 1957, in southern Arkansas. They moved to Thayer in 1967. The Lacks have three children: Lee (Telesa) Lack and children, Tyler, Brooke and Zack of Houston, Mo.; Lori (Ryan) Weaver and children, Lilly and Daisy of Springfield, Mo.; and David Lack of Springfield, Mo...
Wyatts married 50 years (09/13/07)
Vadon and Becky King Wyatt of Tulsa will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary Oct. 6. They will be honored with a celebration hosted by their children and grandchildren. The couple were high school sweethearts. They were married on Oct. 5, 1957, at the Methodist Church in Viola...
Lacks celebrate 50th anniversary (09/13/07)
Dr. Gary and Emma Lack celebrated their 50th anniversary on Sept. 8 with family and friends. They were married Sept. 13, 1957, in southern Arkansas. They moved to Thayer in 1967. The Lacks have three children: Lee (Telesa) Lack and children, Tyler, Brooke and Zack of Houston, Mo.; Lori (Ryan) Weaver and children, Lilly and Daisy of Springfield, Mo.; and David Lack of Springfield, Mo...
Wyatts married 50 years (09/13/07)
Vadon and Becky King Wyatt of Tulsa will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary Oct. 6. They will be honored with a celebration hosted by their children and grandchildren. The couple were high school sweethearts. They were married on Oct. 5, 1957, at the Methodist Church in Viola...
He Said ... She Said (09/13/07)
He Said ... She Said I think musicals are much less impressive on video. ... I think that surprises me. I didn't take you for a musical man. I think Drew Cary is a good pick for "The Price is Right." ... I think Drew is just fine, however, I fear that the world will forget to spay and neuter their pets...
My View (09/13/07)
So tell me, can you answer the questions on the Constitution Quiz? Kinda reminds me of the new show on TV, "Are You Smarter Than A 5th Grader?" I hate to admit it, but some of the questions leave me stumped -- both on the TV show and the quiz. It's amazing how much we forget...
My View (09/13/07)
So tell me, can you answer the questions on the Constitution Quiz? Kinda reminds me of the new show on TV, "Are You Smarter Than A 5th Grader?" I hate to admit it, but some of the questions leave me stumped -- both on the TV show and the quiz. It's amazing how much we forget...
He Said ... She Said (09/13/07)
He Said ... She Said I think musicals are much less impressive on video. ... I think that surprises me. I didn't take you for a musical man. I think Drew Cary is a good pick for "The Price is Right." ... I think Drew is just fine, however, I fear that the world will forget to spay and neuter their pets...