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Stories from Thursday, November 1, 2007

Pie Anyone? (11/01/07)
Photo Submitted Salem High School junior Kelly Passmore smears a pie in history teacher Larry Brown face Oct. 22. The Salem High School Library hosted a contest to support literacy in which the high school class donating the most money had the opportunity to choose a teacher to pie in the face, and Brown was the lucky teacher according to Kim Smith-Harber...
Driver charged with DUI (11/01/07)
MAMMOTH SPRING -- The Mammoth Spring Police Department investigated two accidents recently. The first accident occurred Oct. 16 at 5 p.m. on Highway 9 and 8th Street. Mammoth Spring Police Chief Michael Davis said Harvey Burton, 24, of Thayer was driving a 1988 GMC truck east on Highway 9 when he was struck by another vehicle...
Bust (11/01/07)
Photo by Jan Thompson Oregon County Sheriff Tim Ward shows one of the more than 50 marijuana plants that were pulled Oct. 19. Ward said the plants were in a fenced area at the Narrows on National Scenic Riverways property. He said some of the plants were 6-1/2 feet tall. ...
Troopers issue tickets (11/01/07)
AREA -- Several arrests have been made recently charging area drivers with different traffic violations. Trooper D.B. Pounds of Troop G of the Missouri State Highway Patrol arrested Rickey M. Morris, 43, of Alton with a charge of driving under the influence of alcohol...
Free flu shots available (11/01/07)
AREA -- The Oregon County Health Department now has free flu vaccine for children 6 months to 18 years old. Oregon County Health Department Administrator Shelia Russell said the vaccinations are available to all children, even those in Arkansas. The Thayer Health Department office is open Tuesday and Wednesday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and the Alton office is open five days a week, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m...
Bank of Salem Cookout (11/01/07)
Photo by Brooke Ninemire Staff with the Bank of Salem talk with residents of the new Southfork Rehabilitation Center after lunching with each other Oct. 25. The Bank of Salem hosted a cookout for nursing home residents as well as local individuals in hopes of drawing a crowd to see the city's new state-of-the-art facility...
Sex offenders sentenced (11/01/07)
An Izard County man learned he will be living the remainder of his life in the Arkansas Department of Correction during the recent October session of Izard County Circuit Court. O.T. Mitleff, 64, of Cherry Valley was sentenced to 40 years in prison after being convicted of multiple rape charges involving a juvenile male...
Woman dies in accident (11/01/07)
THAYER -- A West Plains woman was killed Oct. 25 in a two-vehicle accident in Thayer. According to Thayer Police Chief Frank Bernard, dead is Chata Johnson, 30, of West Plains. Bernard said Johnson was killed when the 1998 Dodge Neon she was driving crossed the centerline of Highway 63 and struck the trailer of a 1999 International tractor-trailer driven by Clyde Griggs, 37, of Vandale, Ark...
Dognapping increases in Fulton County (11/01/07)
In today's world people will do just about anything for a quick buck -- even steal dogs. Area residents need to keep an eye on their pets, according to Fulton County Deputy Rhonda Long. "Especially small breeds and cattle dogs," she said. According to Long there has been a surge in the reports of missing and stolen dogs made to the Fulton County Sheriff's Office throughout the past three weeks...
Dog ordinance discussed (11/01/07)
An old issue was brought to the forefront of discussion at the regular meeting of the Salem City Council Oct. 25 -- dogs. The council decided to review other communities' dog ordinances to see what revisions could be made to improve Salem's own law...
BRMC lease a possibility (11/01/07)
A decline in revenue in 2007 from nearly all the services Fulton County Hospital provides has the Hospital Board looking to Baxter Regional Medical Center in Mountain Home for help to keep it's doors open. At a special session of the board Thursday, Oct. ...
Warrant results (11/01/07)
MAMMOTH SPRING -- Officers with the Mammoth Spring Police Department and Fulton County Sheriff's Department got more than they bargained for when they served a non-payment of child support with a body attachment at the Jon Stewart residence just south of Mammoth Spring on Highway 63. Mammoth Spring Police Chief Michael Davis said when a body attachment order is attached to a warrant it means the subject to whom the warrant is being served must be picked up...
Saying farewell (11/01/07)
NASHVILLE -- West Plains native and Grand Ole Opry star Porter Wagoner died Oct. 28 in a Nashville hospice. Wagoner was 80 years old. A spokesperson for the Grand Ole Opry said Wagoner became known as the "The Thin Man from West Plains" because of his lanky frame. Wagoner shared with other Opry stars that he spent hours as a child pretending he was an Opry performer using a tree trunk as a stage...
FC Township change could affect constables (11/01/07)
The Fulton County Election Committee is looking to make a change. According to a petition filed by the commission Oct. 18, the county's political township boundaries will be revised into one township -- Fulton County Township Number One. Despite the fact that currently in Fulton County voting precincts and townships are divided the same way, the political boundaries serve two unrelated purposes...
Troopers issue tickets (11/01/07)
AREA -- Several arrests have been made recently charging area drivers with different traffic violations. Trooper D.B. Pounds of Troop G of the Missouri State Highway Patrol arrested Rickey M. Morris, 43, of Alton with a charge of driving under the influence of alcohol...
Bust (11/01/07)
Photo by Jan Thompson Oregon County Sheriff Tim Ward shows one of the more than 50 marijuana plants that were pulled Oct. 19. Ward said the plants were in a fenced area at the Narrows on National Scenic Riverways property. He said some of the plants were 6-1/2 feet tall. ...
Driver charged with DUI (11/01/07)
MAMMOTH SPRING -- The Mammoth Spring Police Department investigated two accidents recently. The first accident occurred Oct. 16 at 5 p.m. on Highway 9 and 8th Street. Mammoth Spring Police Chief Michael Davis said Harvey Burton, 24, of Thayer was driving a 1988 GMC truck east on Highway 9 when he was struck by another vehicle...
Woman dies in accident (11/01/07)
THAYER -- A West Plains woman was killed Oct. 25 in a two-vehicle accident in Thayer. According to Thayer Police Chief Frank Bernard, dead is Chata Johnson, 30, of West Plains. Bernard said Johnson was killed when the 1998 Dodge Neon she was driving crossed the centerline of Highway 63 and struck the trailer of a 1999 International tractor-trailer driven by Clyde Griggs, 37, of Vandale, Ark...
BRMC lease a possibility (11/01/07)
A decline in revenue in 2007 from nearly all the services Fulton County Hospital provides has the Hospital Board looking to Baxter Regional Medical Center in Mountain Home for help to keep it's doors open. At a special session of the board Thursday, Oct. ...
Free flu shots available (11/01/07)
AREA -- The Oregon County Health Department now has free flu vaccine for children 6 months to 18 years old. Oregon County Health Department Administrator Shelia Russell said the vaccinations are available to all children, even those in Arkansas. The Thayer Health Department office is open Tuesday and Wednesday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and the Alton office is open five days a week, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m...
Pie Anyone? (11/01/07)
Photo Submitted Salem High School junior Kelly Passmore smears a pie in history teacher Larry Brown face Oct. 22. The Salem High School Library hosted a contest to support literacy in which the high school class donating the most money had the opportunity to choose a teacher to pie in the face, and Brown was the lucky teacher according to Kim Smith-Harber...
Sex offenders sentenced (11/01/07)
An Izard County man learned he will be living the remainder of his life in the Arkansas Department of Correction during the recent October session of Izard County Circuit Court. O.T. Mitleff, 64, of Cherry Valley was sentenced to 40 years in prison after being convicted of multiple rape charges involving a juvenile male...
Dognapping increases in Fulton County (11/01/07)
In today's world people will do just about anything for a quick buck -- even steal dogs. Area residents need to keep an eye on their pets, according to Fulton County Deputy Rhonda Long. "Especially small breeds and cattle dogs," she said. According to Long there has been a surge in the reports of missing and stolen dogs made to the Fulton County Sheriff's Office throughout the past three weeks...
Dog ordinance discussed (11/01/07)
An old issue was brought to the forefront of discussion at the regular meeting of the Salem City Council Oct. 25 -- dogs. The council decided to review other communities' dog ordinances to see what revisions could be made to improve Salem's own law...
Warrant results (11/01/07)
MAMMOTH SPRING -- Officers with the Mammoth Spring Police Department and Fulton County Sheriff's Department got more than they bargained for when they served a non-payment of child support with a body attachment at the Jon Stewart residence just south of Mammoth Spring on Highway 63. Mammoth Spring Police Chief Michael Davis said when a body attachment order is attached to a warrant it means the subject to whom the warrant is being served must be picked up...
Bank of Salem Cookout (11/01/07)
Photo by Brooke Ninemire Staff with the Bank of Salem talk with residents of the new Southfork Rehabilitation Center after lunching with each other Oct. 25. The Bank of Salem hosted a cookout for nursing home residents as well as local individuals in hopes of drawing a crowd to see the city's new state-of-the-art facility...
FC Township change could affect constables (11/01/07)
The Fulton County Election Committee is looking to make a change. According to a petition filed by the commission Oct. 18, the county's political township boundaries will be revised into one township -- Fulton County Township Number One. Despite the fact that currently in Fulton County voting precincts and townships are divided the same way, the political boundaries serve two unrelated purposes...
Saying farewell (11/01/07)
NASHVILLE -- West Plains native and Grand Ole Opry star Porter Wagoner died Oct. 28 in a Nashville hospice. Wagoner was 80 years old. A spokesperson for the Grand Ole Opry said Wagoner became known as the "The Thin Man from West Plains" because of his lanky frame. Wagoner shared with other Opry stars that he spent hours as a child pretending he was an Opry performer using a tree trunk as a stage...
Couch school's A+ program is off to great start (11/01/07)
MYRTLE -- Couch School A+ Coordinator Lacy Sorrell reports the A+ program at the school is off and running and doing great. "The A+ program is a school-improvement initiative established by the Outstanding School Act of 1993," she said. The program is raising academic standards, opening new doors to higher education and introduces students to the teaching profession through tutoring and mentoring activities...
Baldridge -- Gibson (11/01/07)
Steve and Christina Gibson of Thayer and Jim and Tommy Baldridge of Mammoth Spring, announce the upcoming wedding of their children, Kevin Gibson, to Jeana Baldridge. Wedding vows will be exchanged at 2 p.m. Nov. 3 at the State Line Church. All family and friends are invited...
Couch school's A+ program is off to great start (11/01/07)
MYRTLE -- Couch School A+ Coordinator Lacy Sorrell reports the A+ program at the school is off and running and doing great. "The A+ program is a school-improvement initiative established by the Outstanding School Act of 1993," she said. The program is raising academic standards, opening new doors to higher education and introduces students to the teaching profession through tutoring and mentoring activities...
Baldridge -- Gibson (11/01/07)
Steve and Christina Gibson of Thayer and Jim and Tommy Baldridge of Mammoth Spring, announce the upcoming wedding of their children, Kevin Gibson, to Jeana Baldridge. Wedding vows will be exchanged at 2 p.m. Nov. 3 at the State Line Church. All family and friends are invited...
Second round TKO! (11/01/07)
There's only one way to deal with a bully. Confront him head on. Walk right up and smack him in the mouth, getting in the first punch before he knows what happened. Chances are, if he can pull himself off the ground, he'll then turn tail and run. That's just the way the visiting Thayer Bobcats handled the big, bad Marionville Comets Oct. 26 at Bill Redus Field...
Eagles fly by Hounds (11/01/07)
Though they had a spot in the Class 3 playoffs pretty much sewn up, the Mayflower Eagles still looked much like a team with a lot left to prove Oct. 26. Maybe it was because the Eagles had been shutout 21-0 the week before in a loss to Marshall, for only their second conference setback, or maybe it was because they were eager to get things done because of the long bus ride back home...
Humphries helps Horns (11/01/07)
By slowing things down late in the game and taking advantage of some big free throws from Kasey Humphries, the Viola Longhorns slipped past the Calico Rock Pirates 42-34 at the Longhorn Corral Oct. 22. Earlier in the night, the visitors from Calico Rock overpowered its host 57-32...
Eagles fly by Hounds (11/01/07)
Though they had a spot in the Class 3 playoffs pretty much sewn up, the Mayflower Eagles still looked much like a team with a lot left to prove Oct. 26. Maybe it was because the Eagles had been shutout 21-0 the week before in a loss to Marshall, for only their second conference setback, or maybe it was because they were eager to get things done because of the long bus ride back home...
Humphries helps Horns (11/01/07)
By slowing things down late in the game and taking advantage of some big free throws from Kasey Humphries, the Viola Longhorns slipped past the Calico Rock Pirates 42-34 at the Longhorn Corral Oct. 22. Earlier in the night, the visitors from Calico Rock overpowered its host 57-32...
Second round TKO! (11/01/07)
There's only one way to deal with a bully. Confront him head on. Walk right up and smack him in the mouth, getting in the first punch before he knows what happened. Chances are, if he can pull himself off the ground, he'll then turn tail and run. That's just the way the visiting Thayer Bobcats handled the big, bad Marionville Comets Oct. 26 at Bill Redus Field...
Chester Coy Story (11/01/07)
Chester Coy Story, 93, of Cave City, died Oct. 21, 2007, at the White River Medical Center in Batesville. He was born June 10, 1914, at Batesville, Ark., the son of Clifford and Nancy (Martin) Story. He was a U.S. Army veteran, a retired carpenter and a farmer...
Edna Leola Stroupe (11/01/07)
Edna Leola Stroupe, of Viola, Ark., daughter of the late E.L. Downing and Lida Watson Downing, was born May 8, 1917, in Milan, Tenn. She died Oct. 21, 2007, at her home in Viola at the age of 90. She was united in marriage to John Pence Stroupe in 1934, in Memphis, Tenn. He preceded her in death and in the 1980s she married Houston Isom. She was a mother and a homemaker and attended church at the Viola Assembly of ?God...
Belvin Leonard Cooper (11/01/07)
Belvin Leonard Cooper, 85, of Liberty, Mo., died Sept. 26, 2007, at Liberty Hospital.?He was born Jan. 13, 1922, near Glencoe, Ark., the son of Benjamin H. and Lula Martin Cooper. He attended school in Hardy, Ark. He served his country in the United States Navy during World War II with the Pacific fleet...
Ernest Kent Parish (11/01/07)
Ernest Kent Parish, 69, of Cherokee Village, Ark., died Oct. 20, 2007, at the White River Medical Center in Batesville. He was born Sept. 27, 1938, in Moorefield, Ark., the son of Ernest Dayton Parish and Lou Alice (Kent) Parish. He was united in marriage to Mary Susan Childers on June 9, 1962, in Chandler, Ariz...
Irene (Foley) Parsley (11/01/07)
Irene (Foley)?Parsley, 89, of Poughkeepsie, Ark., died Oct. 22, 2007, at her home. She was born Sept. 21, 1918, at Smithville, Ark., the daughter of Bell and Laura (Spotts) Foley. She was a homemaker, an avid gardener, enjoyed meeting with the senior citizens at Ash Flat and was a member of the Little Springs Missionary Baptist Church in Poughkeepsie...
Memorial Services (11/01/07)
Memorial Services Graveside services and burial for Hazel Elvira Pepper, age 90, of Pooler, Ga., formerly of Mammoth Spring, Ark., will be Friday, Nov. 2, 2007, at 3 p.m. at the Riverside Cemetery in Mammoth Spring. Arrangements are under the direction of Carter Funeral Home of Thayer...
Jordan Clay Willard (11/01/07)
Jordan Clay Willard, born May 30, 1984, and died Oct. 21, 2007, at the age of 23. He is survived by: his parents, Perry and Marie Willard of Alton, Mo.; his brothers, Jason Janes and wife Amy of Alton and Brandon Willard and fiance Tonya Combs of Couch; nieces, Alee Willard and Chaney Janes; nephews, Dylan Clark and Wyatt Janes; a sister, Alex Mills of Rover; grandparents, Thelma and Paul Montgomery of West Plains; great-great-aunt Evelyn Cook of West Plains, great-uncle and aunt Carl and Delores Campbell of West Plains; great-uncle and aunt Wain and Ruby Smith of Alton; great-aunt Mary Ellen Robinson of Thayer; great-uncle and aunt John R. ...
Vernita (Carter) Norris (11/01/07)
Vernita (Carter) Norris, 78, of Poughkeepsie, Ark., died Oct. 21, 2007, at her home. She was born on Sept. 28, 1929, at Evening Shade, Ark., the daughter of Clyde and Flava (Haley) Carter. She was a homemaker and a lifelong member of the Evening Shade United Methodist Church...
Junior Lee Lindsey (11/01/07)
Junior Lee Lindsey, 83, of Cave City, Ark., died Saturday, Oct. 27 at the White River Medical Center in Batesville. He was born Feb. 15, 1924, in Newport, Ark., the son of Roe and Nola Mae (Gifford) Lindsey. He was a retired farmer, timber worker and construction worker...
Bernice Stoner (11/01/07)
Bernice Lorrinae Stoner, 81, of Ash Flat, Ark., died Oct. 18, 2007, at her home. She was employed as a supervisor at AT&T. She is survived by: her husband, Robert S. Stoner; two step-sons, Stephen and Tim Stoner; two step-daughters, Cindy Stoner and Lausena Mese; and three grandsons...
Rev. Lee Hutchinson (11/01/07)
Rev. Lee Arnold Hutchin-son, 82, of Mammoth Spring, Ark., was born Nov. 26, 1924, in Charitan, Iowa, and died Oct. 16, 2007, at his home. Survivors include: his wife, Mary Ellen of the home; one daughter, Sheryl Lute and husband Tivis of Great Falls, Mont.; four sons, Rodney Hutchinson and wife Patty of St. ...
Thomas Gerald Reeves (11/01/07)
Thomas Gerald Reeves of Salem, Ark., son of the late Andrew Elijah and Gladis Inez (Fryer) was born Dec. 21, 1928, in Sanford, Fla. He died Oct. 21, 2007, at his home at the age of 78. He was united in marriage to Dorothy ?Lee Wright on Aug. 4, 1990 at Panama City, Fla. ?He worked as an iron worker in construction. He was a member of the Salem congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses...
Rev. Lee Hutchinson (11/01/07)
Rev. Lee Arnold Hutchin-son, 82, of Mammoth Spring, Ark., was born Nov. 26, 1924, in Charitan, Iowa, and died Oct. 16, 2007, at his home. Survivors include: his wife, Mary Ellen of the home; one daughter, Sheryl Lute and husband Tivis of Great Falls, Mont.; four sons, Rodney Hutchinson and wife Patty of St. ...
Edna Leola Stroupe (11/01/07)
Edna Leola Stroupe, of Viola, Ark., daughter of the late E.L. Downing and Lida Watson Downing, was born May 8, 1917, in Milan, Tenn. She died Oct. 21, 2007, at her home in Viola at the age of 90. She was united in marriage to John Pence Stroupe in 1934, in Memphis, Tenn. He preceded her in death and in the 1980s she married Houston Isom. She was a mother and a homemaker and attended church at the Viola Assembly of ?God...
Vernita (Carter) Norris (11/01/07)
Vernita (Carter) Norris, 78, of Poughkeepsie, Ark., died Oct. 21, 2007, at her home. She was born on Sept. 28, 1929, at Evening Shade, Ark., the daughter of Clyde and Flava (Haley) Carter. She was a homemaker and a lifelong member of the Evening Shade United Methodist Church...
Ernest Kent Parish (11/01/07)
Ernest Kent Parish, 69, of Cherokee Village, Ark., died Oct. 20, 2007, at the White River Medical Center in Batesville. He was born Sept. 27, 1938, in Moorefield, Ark., the son of Ernest Dayton Parish and Lou Alice (Kent) Parish. He was united in marriage to Mary Susan Childers on June 9, 1962, in Chandler, Ariz...
Thomas Gerald Reeves (11/01/07)
Thomas Gerald Reeves of Salem, Ark., son of the late Andrew Elijah and Gladis Inez (Fryer) was born Dec. 21, 1928, in Sanford, Fla. He died Oct. 21, 2007, at his home at the age of 78. He was united in marriage to Dorothy ?Lee Wright on Aug. 4, 1990 at Panama City, Fla. ?He worked as an iron worker in construction. He was a member of the Salem congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses...
Belvin Leonard Cooper (11/01/07)
Belvin Leonard Cooper, 85, of Liberty, Mo., died Sept. 26, 2007, at Liberty Hospital.?He was born Jan. 13, 1922, near Glencoe, Ark., the son of Benjamin H. and Lula Martin Cooper. He attended school in Hardy, Ark. He served his country in the United States Navy during World War II with the Pacific fleet...
Chester Coy Story (11/01/07)
Chester Coy Story, 93, of Cave City, died Oct. 21, 2007, at the White River Medical Center in Batesville. He was born June 10, 1914, at Batesville, Ark., the son of Clifford and Nancy (Martin) Story. He was a U.S. Army veteran, a retired carpenter and a farmer...
Jordan Clay Willard (11/01/07)
Jordan Clay Willard, born May 30, 1984, and died Oct. 21, 2007, at the age of 23. He is survived by: his parents, Perry and Marie Willard of Alton, Mo.; his brothers, Jason Janes and wife Amy of Alton and Brandon Willard and fiance Tonya Combs of Couch; nieces, Alee Willard and Chaney Janes; nephews, Dylan Clark and Wyatt Janes; a sister, Alex Mills of Rover; grandparents, Thelma and Paul Montgomery of West Plains; great-great-aunt Evelyn Cook of West Plains, great-uncle and aunt Carl and Delores Campbell of West Plains; great-uncle and aunt Wain and Ruby Smith of Alton; great-aunt Mary Ellen Robinson of Thayer; great-uncle and aunt John R. ...
Junior Lee Lindsey (11/01/07)
Junior Lee Lindsey, 83, of Cave City, Ark., died Saturday, Oct. 27 at the White River Medical Center in Batesville. He was born Feb. 15, 1924, in Newport, Ark., the son of Roe and Nola Mae (Gifford) Lindsey. He was a retired farmer, timber worker and construction worker...
Bernice Stoner (11/01/07)
Bernice Lorrinae Stoner, 81, of Ash Flat, Ark., died Oct. 18, 2007, at her home. She was employed as a supervisor at AT&T. She is survived by: her husband, Robert S. Stoner; two step-sons, Stephen and Tim Stoner; two step-daughters, Cindy Stoner and Lausena Mese; and three grandsons...
Memorial Services (11/01/07)
Memorial Services Graveside services and burial for Hazel Elvira Pepper, age 90, of Pooler, Ga., formerly of Mammoth Spring, Ark., will be Friday, Nov. 2, 2007, at 3 p.m. at the Riverside Cemetery in Mammoth Spring. Arrangements are under the direction of Carter Funeral Home of Thayer...
Irene (Foley) Parsley (11/01/07)
Irene (Foley)?Parsley, 89, of Poughkeepsie, Ark., died Oct. 22, 2007, at her home. She was born Sept. 21, 1918, at Smithville, Ark., the daughter of Bell and Laura (Spotts) Foley. She was a homemaker, an avid gardener, enjoyed meeting with the senior citizens at Ash Flat and was a member of the Little Springs Missionary Baptist Church in Poughkeepsie...
Gabriela Rose Nissen (11/01/07)
Greg and Debbie Nissen announce the birth of their daughter, on Oct. 12, 2007, at Leighton Hospital in Crewe, England. The baby has been named Gabriela Rose Nissen and weighed 6 pounds, 12 ounces. Siblings are Isaac Jeremiah Nissen, 6, and Moriah Elizabeth Nissen, 3...
Alyssa Jayden Wolters (11/01/07)
Peter and Ashley Wolters Jr. are the parents of a baby girl, Alyssa Jayden. She was born at 1:11 a.m., Oct. 27, 2007, at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains. She weighed 7 pounds, 1 1/2 ounce, and was 19-3/4 inches long. Her siblings are Zachary, 3, and Jacob, 15 months. Grandparents are Larry and Pam Kesner of Caulfield; Pat Kesner of West Plains and Debbie Collins of Koshkonong and the late Peter Wolters Sr...
Lillian Nicole Tucker (11/01/07)
Nicholas and Charity Tucker of Thayer are the parents of a baby girl, Lillian Nicole. She was born at 8:35 p.m., Oct. 16, 2007, at Ozarks Medical Center. She weighed 7 pounds, 13-1/2 ounces, and was 20-1/2 inches long. Her siblings are Payton, 3, and Joslyn, 2. Grandparents are Therman and Melissa Smith of Mammoth Spring, Bob and Regina Tucker of Thayer and Tawni Price of St. Petersburg, Fla...
Helping area tourists ... Volunteers keep center open (11/01/07)
THAYER -- One local woman knows how important volunteers can be. Caroline Sutherland has been the coordinator of the Thayer Chamber of Commerce Tourist Information Center and Rail Road Museum since it opened in April. "There have been four women, Mary Vaughn, Mildred Cornelius, Viola Scallion and Pat Johnson who volunteered their services at the center all summer. ...
Brylie Rhae Orsborn (11/01/07)
Brian Orsborn and Robin Bell of Koshkonong are the parents of a baby girl, Brylie Rhae Orsborn. She was born at 6:18 p.m., Oct. 26, 2007, at Ozarks ?Medical Center in West Plains. She weighed 8 pounds, 1/2 ounces and was 20 inches long. Her siblings are Austin, 8, and Jade, 5. Grandparents are Morris and Carolyn McCall of Koshkonong and Darrell and Yvonne Orsborn of Gainesville...
Hollis Gage Deckard (11/01/07)
Jacob and Angela Deckard of West Plains are the parents of a baby boy, Hollis Gage. He was born at 12:07 p.m., Oct. 20, 2007, at Ozarks Medical Center. He weighed 7 pounds, 5 ounces and was 20-1/2 inches long. His sibling is Ciara, 2. Grandparents are Billy and Mary Uchtman of West Plains, Larry and Anita Jewell of Alton and Randy Deckard of Peidmont, Mo...
Ethan Lee McGee (11/01/07)
John and Candas McGee of West Plains are the parents of a baby boy, Ethan Lee. He was born at 8:02 p.m., Oct. 22, 2007, at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains. He weighed 7 pounds, 7 ounces and was 21 inches long. Grandparents are Daren and Jeannie Chapman of West Plains and Mike and Pam McGee of Viola...
Candace Marie Trett (11/01/07)
Michael and Jennifer Trett announce the birth of a daughter, Candace Marie Trett, who was born Oct. 21, 2007, at Beale AFB, California. She weighed 8 pounds, 8 ounces and was 20-1/2 inches long. Her siblings are Alexander, 5, and Trinity, 2. Maternal grandparents are Billie Eppard of Tampa, Fla. Paternal grandparents are Rocky and Mona Trett of Viola. Great-grandparents are Joyce Reynolds-Gay and the late Harold Reynolds of Viola, and T.K. and Norma Trett of Viola...
Brett Kolby Hill (11/01/07)
Brach Hill and Alesha Smith of Salem announce the birth of their son, Brett Kolby Hill, on Sept. 29, 2007, at Baxter Regional Medical Center. He weighed 8 pounds and 2 ounces and was 20 inches long. Paternal grandparents are Bill and Diane Hill of Salem...
Lillian Nicole Tucker (11/01/07)
Nicholas and Charity Tucker of Thayer are the parents of a baby girl, Lillian Nicole. She was born at 8:35 p.m., Oct. 16, 2007, at Ozarks Medical Center. She weighed 7 pounds, 13-1/2 ounces, and was 20-1/2 inches long. Her siblings are Payton, 3, and Joslyn, 2. Grandparents are Therman and Melissa Smith of Mammoth Spring, Bob and Regina Tucker of Thayer and Tawni Price of St. Petersburg, Fla...
Gabriela Rose Nissen (11/01/07)
Greg and Debbie Nissen announce the birth of their daughter, on Oct. 12, 2007, at Leighton Hospital in Crewe, England. The baby has been named Gabriela Rose Nissen and weighed 6 pounds, 12 ounces. Siblings are Isaac Jeremiah Nissen, 6, and Moriah Elizabeth Nissen, 3...
Alyssa Jayden Wolters (11/01/07)
Peter and Ashley Wolters Jr. are the parents of a baby girl, Alyssa Jayden. She was born at 1:11 a.m., Oct. 27, 2007, at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains. She weighed 7 pounds, 1 1/2 ounce, and was 19-3/4 inches long. Her siblings are Zachary, 3, and Jacob, 15 months. Grandparents are Larry and Pam Kesner of Caulfield; Pat Kesner of West Plains and Debbie Collins of Koshkonong and the late Peter Wolters Sr...
Helping area tourists ... Volunteers keep center open (11/01/07)
THAYER -- One local woman knows how important volunteers can be. Caroline Sutherland has been the coordinator of the Thayer Chamber of Commerce Tourist Information Center and Rail Road Museum since it opened in April. "There have been four women, Mary Vaughn, Mildred Cornelius, Viola Scallion and Pat Johnson who volunteered their services at the center all summer. ...
Brylie Rhae Orsborn (11/01/07)
Brian Orsborn and Robin Bell of Koshkonong are the parents of a baby girl, Brylie Rhae Orsborn. She was born at 6:18 p.m., Oct. 26, 2007, at Ozarks ?Medical Center in West Plains. She weighed 8 pounds, 1/2 ounces and was 20 inches long. Her siblings are Austin, 8, and Jade, 5. Grandparents are Morris and Carolyn McCall of Koshkonong and Darrell and Yvonne Orsborn of Gainesville...
Hollis Gage Deckard (11/01/07)
Jacob and Angela Deckard of West Plains are the parents of a baby boy, Hollis Gage. He was born at 12:07 p.m., Oct. 20, 2007, at Ozarks Medical Center. He weighed 7 pounds, 5 ounces and was 20-1/2 inches long. His sibling is Ciara, 2. Grandparents are Billy and Mary Uchtman of West Plains, Larry and Anita Jewell of Alton and Randy Deckard of Peidmont, Mo...
Ethan Lee McGee (11/01/07)
John and Candas McGee of West Plains are the parents of a baby boy, Ethan Lee. He was born at 8:02 p.m., Oct. 22, 2007, at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains. He weighed 7 pounds, 7 ounces and was 21 inches long. Grandparents are Daren and Jeannie Chapman of West Plains and Mike and Pam McGee of Viola...
Brett Kolby Hill (11/01/07)
Brach Hill and Alesha Smith of Salem announce the birth of their son, Brett Kolby Hill, on Sept. 29, 2007, at Baxter Regional Medical Center. He weighed 8 pounds and 2 ounces and was 20 inches long. Paternal grandparents are Bill and Diane Hill of Salem...
Candace Marie Trett (11/01/07)
Michael and Jennifer Trett announce the birth of a daughter, Candace Marie Trett, who was born Oct. 21, 2007, at Beale AFB, California. She weighed 8 pounds, 8 ounces and was 20-1/2 inches long. Her siblings are Alexander, 5, and Trinity, 2. Maternal grandparents are Billie Eppard of Tampa, Fla. Paternal grandparents are Rocky and Mona Trett of Viola. Great-grandparents are Joyce Reynolds-Gay and the late Harold Reynolds of Viola, and T.K. and Norma Trett of Viola...
Open Meetings (11/01/07)
Recently the Arkansas Attorney General, along with the Arkansas Press Association, presented several meetings statewide to educate elected officials and others about the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act. It's unfortunate that the Fulton County Judge and members of the Hospital Board did not attend one of these meetings. If any of them had, the closed meeting, which took place last week at the Fulton County Hospital, would never have happened...
He Said ... She Said (11/01/07)
He Said ... She Said I think working people wouldn't care if summer was extended by one month because they are bitter for not getting a summer break. ...I think teachers might agree with you. I think American cheese should just be called cheese, when in America. ... I think that wouldn't be very politically correct...
He Said ... She Said (11/01/07)
He Said ... She Said I think working people wouldn't care if summer was extended by one month because they are bitter for not getting a summer break. ...I think teachers might agree with you. I think American cheese should just be called cheese, when in America. ... I think that wouldn't be very politically correct...
Open Meetings (11/01/07)
Recently the Arkansas Attorney General, along with the Arkansas Press Association, presented several meetings statewide to educate elected officials and others about the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act. It's unfortunate that the Fulton County Judge and members of the Hospital Board did not attend one of these meetings. If any of them had, the closed meeting, which took place last week at the Fulton County Hospital, would never have happened...