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Stories from Thursday, December 13, 2007

Deer feeling effects of late freeze (12/13/07)
Although the population of whitetail deer have survived so far with limited food sources, they aren't quite out of the woods yet. The late spring frost that struck the state April 6 through 8 killed many plants including the buds and flowers from the oak trees. Those buds and flowers develop into acorns -- the primary food source for deer. Experts say it was the latest frost experienced in North Arkansas in more than 100 years...
Accident claims one life (12/13/07)
HOUSTON -- A Koshkonong woman, Laura Whittinghan, 37, was killed in a traffic accident Dec. 6 south of Houston, Mo. The Howell County Sheriff's Department reports that Whittinghan was a transport guard with the sheriff's department. Whittingham and a prisoner, Lisa Oliver, 36, of Falcon, Mo., were both killed in the accident...
Deadly crash still under investigation (12/13/07)
A one-vehicle crash has claimed the life of a Brockwell man. Johnnie Neal, 63, died after the vehicle he was driving left the road and struck a tree. A report by Arkansas State Police officer Brandon Cook said the accident occurred about 2 p.m., Dec. 4 approximately three miles north of Oxford on Highway 9. According to Cook, Neal was driving a 1989 Chevrolet pickup southbound when he apparently lost control of the vehicle in a curve, left the road and struck a tree...
Martin house destroyed in fire (12/13/07)
A house owned by Paul Martin was destroyed by fire Dec. 4. The house located on Highway 289 south was fully engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived at the scene around 5:30 p.m. The house was occupied by John Stanton and Naomi Damon who were at work when the fire started...
College expansion (12/13/07)
"It's a very exciting time for Ozarka College," said Ozarka College President Dusty R. Johnston at the groundbreaking ceremony for the expansion of the college's Ash Flat campus Dec. 4. The Ash Flat campus is expanding to accommodate the growth of the student population and the nursing program...
Scott selected as grand marshal (12/13/07)
ALTON -- The Alton Culture Club named Pastor David Scott as grand marshal for this year's Christmas Parade. Culture Club President Tammy Curtis made the announcement at the Dec. 1 Little Mr. and Miss Merry Christmas Pageant. "Many great things are accomplished and many lives are touched through the hard work of volunteers. Such is the case with this year's grand marshal," Curtis said...
Mitchell faces federal charges (12/13/07)
A federal grand jury handed down five indictments Dec. 5 charging Steven D. Mitchell, 33, with transporting minors across the state line for sexual intent, witness tampering and engaging in criminal sexual activity. Mitchell was scheduled to stand trial Oct. ...
Bringing news to the classroom (12/13/07)
MAMMOTH SPRING -- Six classes at Mammoth Spring Elementary School use The South Missourian News in their classroom as part of the Newspaper in Education program. The classes that participate in the program are the sixth grade classes of Teresa Flynn and Kristy Brown; fifth grade classes of Terry Range and Norma Moss; and the fourth grade classes of Ann Washam and Amy Smith...
Alton named best high school (12/13/07)
ALTON -- Alton School Superintendent Sheila Wheeler announced last week that Alton High School has been named one of the best high schools in the country by the U.S. News and World Report, a highly respected national magazine. "We were one of only 29 schools in Missouri that achieved the distinction," Wheeler said...
You've been Grinched (12/13/07)
Photo by Jody Shackelford The Grinch Tree made its way to the Hair Hut on Highway 62/412 last week. Burdetta Pendergrass and Dyna Lund investigate this new flavor of holiday spirit raising money for the Salem 2008 senior class. For a small donation a 'lucky' friend or neighbor can be blessed with the majesty of the ugliest tree in town. Call 895-2407 or 870-710-4896...
Yellville, Bull Shoals (12/13/07)
In January of 1989, a small 21-bed hospital in Yellville, Ark., closed its doors. The hospital, known as the Marion County Hospital or the Central Ozarks Medical Center (COMC), was losing $25,000 to $30,000 each month according to reports. Even though a bailout by then Baxter County Regional Hospital (BCRH) was attempted, it was too little, too late...
Honoring Those Who Serve (12/13/07)
Photo by Jan Thompson Mammoth Spring VFW Post 7831 member Eugene Harmon rode on the grand marshal float honoring all who have served or are serving in the military. More photos from the Christmas parade can be found on page 10A.
Deer feeling effects of late freeze (12/13/07)
Although the population of whitetail deer have survived so far with limited food sources, they aren't quite out of the woods yet. The late spring frost that struck the state April 6 through 8 killed many plants including the buds and flowers from the oak trees. Those buds and flowers develop into acorns -- the primary food source for deer. Experts say it was the latest frost experienced in North Arkansas in more than 100 years...
Mitchell faces federal charges (12/13/07)
A federal grand jury handed down five indictments Dec. 5 charging Steven D. Mitchell, 33, with transporting minors across the state line for sexual intent, witness tampering and engaging in criminal sexual activity. Mitchell was scheduled to stand trial Oct. ...
Accident claims one life (12/13/07)
HOUSTON -- A Koshkonong woman, Laura Whittinghan, 37, was killed in a traffic accident Dec. 6 south of Houston, Mo. The Howell County Sheriff's Department reports that Whittinghan was a transport guard with the sheriff's department. Whittingham and a prisoner, Lisa Oliver, 36, of Falcon, Mo., were both killed in the accident...
Deadly crash still under investigation (12/13/07)
A one-vehicle crash has claimed the life of a Brockwell man. Johnnie Neal, 63, died after the vehicle he was driving left the road and struck a tree. A report by Arkansas State Police officer Brandon Cook said the accident occurred about 2 p.m., Dec. 4 approximately three miles north of Oxford on Highway 9. According to Cook, Neal was driving a 1989 Chevrolet pickup southbound when he apparently lost control of the vehicle in a curve, left the road and struck a tree...
Martin house destroyed in fire (12/13/07)
A house owned by Paul Martin was destroyed by fire Dec. 4. The house located on Highway 289 south was fully engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived at the scene around 5:30 p.m. The house was occupied by John Stanton and Naomi Damon who were at work when the fire started...
Bringing news to the classroom (12/13/07)
MAMMOTH SPRING -- Six classes at Mammoth Spring Elementary School use The South Missourian News in their classroom as part of the Newspaper in Education program. The classes that participate in the program are the sixth grade classes of Teresa Flynn and Kristy Brown; fifth grade classes of Terry Range and Norma Moss; and the fourth grade classes of Ann Washam and Amy Smith...
Scott selected as grand marshal (12/13/07)
ALTON -- The Alton Culture Club named Pastor David Scott as grand marshal for this year's Christmas Parade. Culture Club President Tammy Curtis made the announcement at the Dec. 1 Little Mr. and Miss Merry Christmas Pageant. "Many great things are accomplished and many lives are touched through the hard work of volunteers. Such is the case with this year's grand marshal," Curtis said...
College expansion (12/13/07)
"It's a very exciting time for Ozarka College," said Ozarka College President Dusty R. Johnston at the groundbreaking ceremony for the expansion of the college's Ash Flat campus Dec. 4. The Ash Flat campus is expanding to accommodate the growth of the student population and the nursing program...
Alton named best high school (12/13/07)
ALTON -- Alton School Superintendent Sheila Wheeler announced last week that Alton High School has been named one of the best high schools in the country by the U.S. News and World Report, a highly respected national magazine. "We were one of only 29 schools in Missouri that achieved the distinction," Wheeler said...
Yellville, Bull Shoals (12/13/07)
In January of 1989, a small 21-bed hospital in Yellville, Ark., closed its doors. The hospital, known as the Marion County Hospital or the Central Ozarks Medical Center (COMC), was losing $25,000 to $30,000 each month according to reports. Even though a bailout by then Baxter County Regional Hospital (BCRH) was attempted, it was too little, too late...
Honoring Those Who Serve (12/13/07)
Photo by Jan Thompson Mammoth Spring VFW Post 7831 member Eugene Harmon rode on the grand marshal float honoring all who have served or are serving in the military. More photos from the Christmas parade can be found on page 10A.
You've been Grinched (12/13/07)
Photo by Jody Shackelford The Grinch Tree made its way to the Hair Hut on Highway 62/412 last week. Burdetta Pendergrass and Dyna Lund investigate this new flavor of holiday spirit raising money for the Salem 2008 senior class. For a small donation a 'lucky' friend or neighbor can be blessed with the majesty of the ugliest tree in town. Call 895-2407 or 870-710-4896...
History book delayed until next year (12/13/07)
The Fulton County History Book Committee announced in July that they planned to have the books available in December 2007, but several delays at the publishing company with the proof setting and several photo mistakes by the publisher have made it impossible to complete in the time frame promised...
Salem bands to hold Christmas concert (12/13/07)
The Salem band program will be holding its annual Christmas concert on Sunday, Dec. 16 at 2 p.m. in the Salem High School gym. There is no admission fee; however, people are asked to bring, as a donation, a non perishable food item. The concert will feature the Salem beginning, junior and senior concert bands. There will be a reception afterwards...
State police looking for new recruits (12/13/07)
Arkansas State Police Recruiters are preparing to meet and recruit the next generation of state troopers. The Arkansas State Police Commission recently placed 33 trooper applicants on the departmental eligibility list for the 2008-A troop school scheduled to begin Feb. 10, 2008. With those positions secured, recruiters now begin the search for the next group of prospective candidates to fill positions in a second troop school tentatively set to begin later next year...
Recycling center announces winter hours (12/13/07)
Cherokee Village Recycling has released a list of items that can be accepted. Items that can be recycled include: newsprint -- magazines, catalogs, telephone books, office paper and envelopes; plastics -- Look for the triangle at the bottom. Only #1 and #2 can be recycled; rinse well, no cooking oil or car oil containers; aluminum -- cans only. ...
History book delayed until next year (12/13/07)
The Fulton County History Book Committee announced in July that they planned to have the books available in December 2007, but several delays at the publishing company with the proof setting and several photo mistakes by the publisher have made it impossible to complete in the time frame promised...
Salem bands to hold Christmas concert (12/13/07)
The Salem band program will be holding its annual Christmas concert on Sunday, Dec. 16 at 2 p.m. in the Salem High School gym. There is no admission fee; however, people are asked to bring, as a donation, a non perishable food item. The concert will feature the Salem beginning, junior and senior concert bands. There will be a reception afterwards...
Recycling center announces winter hours (12/13/07)
Cherokee Village Recycling has released a list of items that can be accepted. Items that can be recycled include: newsprint -- magazines, catalogs, telephone books, office paper and envelopes; plastics -- Look for the triangle at the bottom. Only #1 and #2 can be recycled; rinse well, no cooking oil or car oil containers; aluminum -- cans only. ...
State police looking for new recruits (12/13/07)
Arkansas State Police Recruiters are preparing to meet and recruit the next generation of state troopers. The Arkansas State Police Commission recently placed 33 trooper applicants on the departmental eligibility list for the 2008-A troop school scheduled to begin Feb. 10, 2008. With those positions secured, recruiters now begin the search for the next group of prospective candidates to fill positions in a second troop school tentatively set to begin later next year...
Salem falls to Southside (12/13/07)
The Salem Lady Greyhounds were dealt a 60-37 setback to the Southside Lady Southerners in the opening round of the Lyon College Invitational Tournament Dec. 3 at Becknell Gymnasium in Batesville. Southside outscored Salem 39-18 in the second half of play en route to the victory...
Viola clipped in OT (12/13/07)
Four periods of action were not enough to deicide whether it would be Calico Rock or Viola that would make it into the semi-final round of the girls' division in the Lyon College Invitational Tournament. In the end, the Lady Pirates were the ones who advanced, topping the Lady Longhorns 54-48 in overtime Dec. 5 at Becknell Gymnasium in Batesville. With the game knotted at 44-all after regulation, Calico Rock outscored Viola 10-4 in the extra frame to survive in the tourney...
Late lead holds up for Couch (12/13/07)
One thing is beginning to look like a given on this young basketball season. When the Couch Lady Indians get a lead late in a ballgame, they know how to hang onto it. Despite trailing Thayer for a good portion of the first three periods of play, Couch found a way to edge ahead late, and then stay ahead, en route to a 55-44 victory over the Lady Bobcats Dec. 7 at Thayer...
Bears knock off Norfork (12/13/07)
The Mammoth Spring Bears held Norfork to seven second-half points, outscoring the Panthers 15-0 in the third period, en route to a 46-26 win in the Lyon College Invitational Tournament Dec. 5 at Becknell Gymnasium in Batesville. Trevor Vincent led the way for the Bears with 19 points, while Aaron Shipp had 10 and Wes Davis seven. Seth Godwin posted five points, Adam Watson three and Gage Busch two...
Lady Pirates edged at Lyon semis (12/13/07)
Highland won the tipoff, but Calico Rock's Kori Lamb stole the ball and scored with a layup to let the Lady Rebels know they were in for a fight against the Lyon College Tournament's number one seed in the semi-final round. But the Lady Rebs, eventual tourney champs, rose to the occasion and stole a 51-46 win over Calico Rock to get into the championship game on Dec. 7 in Batesville...
Bears knock off Norfork (12/13/07)
The Mammoth Spring Bears held Norfork to seven second-half points, outscoring the Panthers 15-0 in the third period, en route to a 46-26 win in the Lyon College Invitational Tournament Dec. 5 at Becknell Gymnasium in Batesville. Trevor Vincent led the way for the Bears with 19 points, while Aaron Shipp had 10 and Wes Davis seven. Seth Godwin posted five points, Adam Watson three and Gage Busch two...
Salem falls to Southside (12/13/07)
The Salem Lady Greyhounds were dealt a 60-37 setback to the Southside Lady Southerners in the opening round of the Lyon College Invitational Tournament Dec. 3 at Becknell Gymnasium in Batesville. Southside outscored Salem 39-18 in the second half of play en route to the victory...
Viola clipped in OT (12/13/07)
Four periods of action were not enough to deicide whether it would be Calico Rock or Viola that would make it into the semi-final round of the girls' division in the Lyon College Invitational Tournament. In the end, the Lady Pirates were the ones who advanced, topping the Lady Longhorns 54-48 in overtime Dec. 5 at Becknell Gymnasium in Batesville. With the game knotted at 44-all after regulation, Calico Rock outscored Viola 10-4 in the extra frame to survive in the tourney...
Lady Pirates edged at Lyon semis (12/13/07)
Highland won the tipoff, but Calico Rock's Kori Lamb stole the ball and scored with a layup to let the Lady Rebels know they were in for a fight against the Lyon College Tournament's number one seed in the semi-final round. But the Lady Rebs, eventual tourney champs, rose to the occasion and stole a 51-46 win over Calico Rock to get into the championship game on Dec. 7 in Batesville...
Late lead holds up for Couch (12/13/07)
One thing is beginning to look like a given on this young basketball season. When the Couch Lady Indians get a lead late in a ballgame, they know how to hang onto it. Despite trailing Thayer for a good portion of the first three periods of play, Couch found a way to edge ahead late, and then stay ahead, en route to a 55-44 victory over the Lady Bobcats Dec. 7 at Thayer...
Laura Alford Whittingham (12/13/07)
Laura Alford Whittingham, 35, of Koshkonong, Mo., was born May 8, 1972, in Salem, Ark., the daughter of Doris Jones Brown. She died Dec. 6, 2007, at Texas County Memorial Hospital in Houston, Mo. She was married on May 5 2007, at Koshkonong, Mo., to Jeremy Whittingham. Mrs. Whittingham's children were her life and she was attending the Sheriff's Academy which was her dream and passion...
Frank Edwin Orwan (12/13/07)
Frank Edwin Orwan, 90, of Cherokee Village, Ark., died Dec. 5, 2007, at White River Medical Center in Batesville, Ark. He was a retired post master. He is survived by: his wife, Lurene Orwan of the home; a daughter, Debbie Petersen of Earlham, Iowa; a son, Dennis Orwan of Lorimor, Iowa; and a sister, Jean Silverthorn of Earlham, Iowa...
Leland Meskimen (12/13/07)
Leland William Meskimen, 75, of Cave City, Ark., died Dec. 7, 2007, at Batesville.?He was born July 2, 1932, in Waukon, Iowa, the son of G.L. and Alice Meskimen. He married Yvonne Michel Tritsch on April 12, 1955, in Coin, Iowa. He served in the U.S. ...
Jessie Isabel Watts (12/13/07)
Jessie Isabel Watts was born the daughter of Thomas Grover Allen and Margaret Louisa Tiffee Allen on Nov. 7, 1909, in Minturn, Ark., and died Nov. 29, 2007, in Thayer, Mo., at the age of 98. She was united in marriage Sept. 26, 1929, at Salem, Ark., to Ernest Watts who preceded her in death in May of 1963...
Tommy Forschler (12/13/07)
Tommy Max Forschler was born Nov. 4, 1947, in Thayer, Mo., son of William Raymond Forschler and Eva Maxine Clark Forschler. He died Dec. 2, 2007, in West Plains, Mo., at the age of 60. He was a United States postal worker, a member of the National Rural Letter Carrier Association and an avid Cardinals baseball fan. He was a member of Thayer Assembly of God Church for many years...
Harold "Dean" Hutchins (12/13/07)
Harold "Dean" Hutchins, of Viola, son of Mary Keller Hutchins Clark and the late Thomas Hutchins, was born May 31, 1960, in Granite City, Ill. He died Dec. 8, 2007, at Hospice House of the Ozarks in Mountain Home, Ark., at the age of 47. He was a Christian...
Nevia Ethel Tucker (12/13/07)
Nevia Ethel Tucker was born Sept. 2, 1918, in Couch, Mo., daughter of Joe Honey-cutt and Iva Cox Honeycutt. She died Dec. 4, 2007, in West Plains, Mo. at the age of 89. She was married March 12, 1926, in Alton, Mo., to Olon Tucker who preceded her in death Jan. 11, 2001...
Gloria Theresa Ripley (12/13/07)
Gloria Theresa Ripley, of Salem, Ark., daughter of the late Edward and Theresa (Repka) Meyer was born June 28, 1926, at North Freedom, Wis. She died Dec. 3, 2007, at her home in Salem, at the age of 81. She was united in marriage to Donald Phillip Ripley on April 9, 1947, at Leland Wis. She worked as a school teacher and was a member of the St. John's Lutheran Church in?Leland, Wis...
Ruby Lee Hartness (12/13/07)
Ruby Lee Hartness, 77, of Williford, Ark., died Dec. 4, 2007, at the NEA?Hospital in Jonesboro, Ark. She was born on April 12, 1930, in Ravenden Springs, Ark., the daughter of Thomas Smith and Lula Mae (Brown)?Smith. She loved her family and enjoyed doing things with her grandchildren very much...
Mason Stone Blackall (12/13/07)
Mason Stone Blackall, 4, of Austin, died Nov. 28, 2007. He was born Oct. 2, 2003 in Searcy, Ark. to Michael and Christina Blackall of Austin. Mason is survived by: his parents, Michael and Christina Blackall; four siblings, Anthony, Michael, Summer and Shelby Blackall; grandparents, Don and Rebecca Blackall of Lewisburg, Tenn., Katherine Stone of Thayer, Mo., Marybeth Macomber of Cabot, Ark and Harrell Stone of Ward, Ark...
Kittie Jean Mickle (12/13/07)
Kittie Jean Mickle, 52, was born Nov. 15, 1955, in Des Moines, Iowa, and died Dec. 8, 2007, in Mountain Home, Ark., at Hospice House of the Ozarks. She lived and worked in Michigan and Texas as well as in Arkansas. She was an avid sports fan. "Miss Kittie" was a highly respected and extremely dedicated life skills special education teacher of severely handicapped students in the Highland School District and worked the ticket booth at all high school football and basketball games. ...
Paulette Pitts (12/13/07)
Paulette Pitts, age 56, of Anton, Mo., was born Nov. 11, 1951, in Campbell, Mo., and died Nov. 30, 2007, at the St. John's Regional Hospital in Springfield, Mo. Survivors include: her mother, Verla Batchelor of Poplar Bluff, Mo.; four daughters, Tina Ahad of West Plains, Mo., Amber Pitts, Crystal Warren and Sabre Hanshaw, all of Alton; six grandchildren, Skyler, Delaney, Dustin, Makay- den, Jaylen and Jacob; one sister, Diana Baker of Poplar Bluff, Mo.; two brothers, Danny Batchelor and Brian Batchelor, both of Popular Bluff; and numerous other relatives and friends.. ...
Carmen Grace Guiltner (12/13/07)
Carmen Grace Guiltner, of Salem, daughter of Jackie Lavette Thorn Oakley and the late Fred Thorn, was born June 25, 1954, in Little Rock, Ark., and died Dec. 8, 2007, at her home at the age of 53. She was united in marriage to Gary Guiltner June 17, 1972, in Salem, Ark. To this union two sons were born...
Sammie Thompson (12/13/07)
Sammie Dee Thompson, 77, of Evening Shade, Ark., died Dec. 3, 2007, at the White River Medical Center in Batesville, Ark. He was born March 2, 1930, at Fort Gibson, Okla., the son of Sammuel D. and Bertha (Barnett)?Thompson. He was a U.S. Army veteran, a retired chemical engineer for Phillips Petroleum in Borger, Texas, and was a member of the Evening Shade United Methodist Church...
George W. Wilkerson (12/13/07)
George W. Wilkerson 62, of Poughkeepsie, Ark., was born in Kansas City, Mo., and died Dec. 2, 2007, at the Ash Flat Nursing and Rehab. He was a farmer. He is survived by: his wife, Mildred (Gipson) Wilkerson of Poughkeepsie; a son, Danile E. Gipson of Poughkeepsie; a brother, Leo L. Wilkerson of Thayer; two sisters, Linda Lou Gill of Walnut Ridge and Ann Louise Gann of Williford...
Johnnie C. Neal (12/13/07)
Johnnie C. Neal, 63, son of William Franklin Neal of Dardnelle and the late Imogene Felton Neal, was born April 27, 1944, in Batesville, Ark. He died Dec. 4, 2007, near Oxford, Ark. In 1968, he was united in marriage to Jeanette Marlow and to this union two children were born. He spent his life as a husband, father and grandpa. At the time of his death, he was retired from logging. He was a member of the Melbourne First Baptist Church...
Francis Vickers (12/13/07)
Francis "Vick"?Vickers, 71, of Hot Springs, died Nov. 28, 2007. He was born June 28, 1936, in Minden, La. He was a farmer, a published writer of poetry and literary works, a radio host on WWL in New Orleans, and former owner of Wood-N-Iron in Hot Springs Village...
Edward Michael Keller (12/13/07)
Edward Michael Keller 84, of Horseshoe Bend, Ark., died Dec. 3, 2007, at the Community Medical Center in Calico Rock, Ark. He was born March 21, 1923, in Columbia, Ill., the son of the late George and Mary (Trenz)?Keller. He was a member of the St. Mary of the Mount Catholic Church in Horseshoe Bend, and Knights of Columbus 3rd Degree...
Johnnie C. Neal (12/13/07)
Johnnie C. Neal, 63, son of William Franklin Neal of Dardnelle and the late Imogene Felton Neal, was born April 27, 1944, in Batesville, Ark. He died Dec. 4, 2007, near Oxford, Ark. In 1968, he was united in marriage to Jeanette Marlow and to this union two children were born. He spent his life as a husband, father and grandpa. At the time of his death, he was retired from logging. He was a member of the Melbourne First Baptist Church...
Leland Meskimen (12/13/07)
Leland William Meskimen, 75, of Cave City, Ark., died Dec. 7, 2007, at Batesville.?He was born July 2, 1932, in Waukon, Iowa, the son of G.L. and Alice Meskimen. He married Yvonne Michel Tritsch on April 12, 1955, in Coin, Iowa. He served in the U.S. ...
Paulette Pitts (12/13/07)
Paulette Pitts, age 56, of Anton, Mo., was born Nov. 11, 1951, in Campbell, Mo., and died Nov. 30, 2007, at the St. John's Regional Hospital in Springfield, Mo. Survivors include: her mother, Verla Batchelor of Poplar Bluff, Mo.; four daughters, Tina Ahad of West Plains, Mo., Amber Pitts, Crystal Warren and Sabre Hanshaw, all of Alton; six grandchildren, Skyler, Delaney, Dustin, Makay- den, Jaylen and Jacob; one sister, Diana Baker of Poplar Bluff, Mo.; two brothers, Danny Batchelor and Brian Batchelor, both of Popular Bluff; and numerous other relatives and friends.. ...
Kittie Jean Mickle (12/13/07)
Kittie Jean Mickle, 52, was born Nov. 15, 1955, in Des Moines, Iowa, and died Dec. 8, 2007, in Mountain Home, Ark., at Hospice House of the Ozarks. She lived and worked in Michigan and Texas as well as in Arkansas. She was an avid sports fan. "Miss Kittie" was a highly respected and extremely dedicated life skills special education teacher of severely handicapped students in the Highland School District and worked the ticket booth at all high school football and basketball games. ...
Mason Stone Blackall (12/13/07)
Mason Stone Blackall, 4, of Austin, died Nov. 28, 2007. He was born Oct. 2, 2003 in Searcy, Ark. to Michael and Christina Blackall of Austin. Mason is survived by: his parents, Michael and Christina Blackall; four siblings, Anthony, Michael, Summer and Shelby Blackall; grandparents, Don and Rebecca Blackall of Lewisburg, Tenn., Katherine Stone of Thayer, Mo., Marybeth Macomber of Cabot, Ark and Harrell Stone of Ward, Ark...
Ruby Lee Hartness (12/13/07)
Ruby Lee Hartness, 77, of Williford, Ark., died Dec. 4, 2007, at the NEA?Hospital in Jonesboro, Ark. She was born on April 12, 1930, in Ravenden Springs, Ark., the daughter of Thomas Smith and Lula Mae (Brown)?Smith. She loved her family and enjoyed doing things with her grandchildren very much...
George W. Wilkerson (12/13/07)
George W. Wilkerson 62, of Poughkeepsie, Ark., was born in Kansas City, Mo., and died Dec. 2, 2007, at the Ash Flat Nursing and Rehab. He was a farmer. He is survived by: his wife, Mildred (Gipson) Wilkerson of Poughkeepsie; a son, Danile E. Gipson of Poughkeepsie; a brother, Leo L. Wilkerson of Thayer; two sisters, Linda Lou Gill of Walnut Ridge and Ann Louise Gann of Williford...
Nevia Ethel Tucker (12/13/07)
Nevia Ethel Tucker was born Sept. 2, 1918, in Couch, Mo., daughter of Joe Honey-cutt and Iva Cox Honeycutt. She died Dec. 4, 2007, in West Plains, Mo. at the age of 89. She was married March 12, 1926, in Alton, Mo., to Olon Tucker who preceded her in death Jan. 11, 2001...
Tommy Forschler (12/13/07)
Tommy Max Forschler was born Nov. 4, 1947, in Thayer, Mo., son of William Raymond Forschler and Eva Maxine Clark Forschler. He died Dec. 2, 2007, in West Plains, Mo., at the age of 60. He was a United States postal worker, a member of the National Rural Letter Carrier Association and an avid Cardinals baseball fan. He was a member of Thayer Assembly of God Church for many years...
Gloria Theresa Ripley (12/13/07)
Gloria Theresa Ripley, of Salem, Ark., daughter of the late Edward and Theresa (Repka) Meyer was born June 28, 1926, at North Freedom, Wis. She died Dec. 3, 2007, at her home in Salem, at the age of 81. She was united in marriage to Donald Phillip Ripley on April 9, 1947, at Leland Wis. She worked as a school teacher and was a member of the St. John's Lutheran Church in?Leland, Wis...
Jessie Isabel Watts (12/13/07)
Jessie Isabel Watts was born the daughter of Thomas Grover Allen and Margaret Louisa Tiffee Allen on Nov. 7, 1909, in Minturn, Ark., and died Nov. 29, 2007, in Thayer, Mo., at the age of 98. She was united in marriage Sept. 26, 1929, at Salem, Ark., to Ernest Watts who preceded her in death in May of 1963...
Harold "Dean" Hutchins (12/13/07)
Harold "Dean" Hutchins, of Viola, son of Mary Keller Hutchins Clark and the late Thomas Hutchins, was born May 31, 1960, in Granite City, Ill. He died Dec. 8, 2007, at Hospice House of the Ozarks in Mountain Home, Ark., at the age of 47. He was a Christian...
Carmen Grace Guiltner (12/13/07)
Carmen Grace Guiltner, of Salem, daughter of Jackie Lavette Thorn Oakley and the late Fred Thorn, was born June 25, 1954, in Little Rock, Ark., and died Dec. 8, 2007, at her home at the age of 53. She was united in marriage to Gary Guiltner June 17, 1972, in Salem, Ark. To this union two sons were born...
Laura Alford Whittingham (12/13/07)
Laura Alford Whittingham, 35, of Koshkonong, Mo., was born May 8, 1972, in Salem, Ark., the daughter of Doris Jones Brown. She died Dec. 6, 2007, at Texas County Memorial Hospital in Houston, Mo. She was married on May 5 2007, at Koshkonong, Mo., to Jeremy Whittingham. Mrs. Whittingham's children were her life and she was attending the Sheriff's Academy which was her dream and passion...
Frank Edwin Orwan (12/13/07)
Frank Edwin Orwan, 90, of Cherokee Village, Ark., died Dec. 5, 2007, at White River Medical Center in Batesville, Ark. He was a retired post master. He is survived by: his wife, Lurene Orwan of the home; a daughter, Debbie Petersen of Earlham, Iowa; a son, Dennis Orwan of Lorimor, Iowa; and a sister, Jean Silverthorn of Earlham, Iowa...
Francis Vickers (12/13/07)
Francis "Vick"?Vickers, 71, of Hot Springs, died Nov. 28, 2007. He was born June 28, 1936, in Minden, La. He was a farmer, a published writer of poetry and literary works, a radio host on WWL in New Orleans, and former owner of Wood-N-Iron in Hot Springs Village...
Edward Michael Keller (12/13/07)
Edward Michael Keller 84, of Horseshoe Bend, Ark., died Dec. 3, 2007, at the Community Medical Center in Calico Rock, Ark. He was born March 21, 1923, in Columbia, Ill., the son of the late George and Mary (Trenz)?Keller. He was a member of the St. Mary of the Mount Catholic Church in Horseshoe Bend, and Knights of Columbus 3rd Degree...
Sammie Thompson (12/13/07)
Sammie Dee Thompson, 77, of Evening Shade, Ark., died Dec. 3, 2007, at the White River Medical Center in Batesville, Ark. He was born March 2, 1930, at Fort Gibson, Okla., the son of Sammuel D. and Bertha (Barnett)?Thompson. He was a U.S. Army veteran, a retired chemical engineer for Phillips Petroleum in Borger, Texas, and was a member of the Evening Shade United Methodist Church...
Hailey Elizabeth Gorham (12/13/07)
Alan Gorham and Vanessa Callahan of Thayer are the parents of a baby girl, Hailey Elizabeth Gorham. She was born at 5:57 a.m., Dec. 3, 2007, at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains. She weighed 7 pounds, 13 ounces, and was 20-1/4 inches long. Her siblings are Daniele, 8, A.J., 7, Breanna, 4, and Nick, 3. Grandparents are Burdette and Deborah Callahan of Thomasville and Danny and Genine Gorham of Thayer...
Hailey Elizabeth Gorham (12/13/07)
Alan Gorham and Vanessa Callahan of Thayer are the parents of a baby girl, Hailey Elizabeth Gorham. She was born at 5:57 a.m., Dec. 3, 2007, at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains. She weighed 7 pounds, 13 ounces, and was 20-1/4 inches long. Her siblings are Daniele, 8, A.J., 7, Breanna, 4, and Nick, 3. Grandparents are Burdette and Deborah Callahan of Thomasville and Danny and Genine Gorham of Thayer...
Stewart -- Whiteside (12/13/07)
Lauren A. Stewart, daughter of Susan and Roger Stewart Jr. of Newton, Pa., formerly of Naperville,?Ill., and Joshua J. Whiteside, son of Jeanne and?James Whiteside of Washington, Ill., were married Dec. 2 at Grace United Methodist Church in Naperville...
Stewart -- Whiteside (12/13/07)
Lauren A. Stewart, daughter of Susan and Roger Stewart Jr. of Newton, Pa., formerly of Naperville,?Ill., and Joshua J. Whiteside, son of Jeanne and?James Whiteside of Washington, Ill., were married Dec. 2 at Grace United Methodist Church in Naperville...
She Said ... He Said (12/13/07)
She Said ... He Said I think Jodi Picoult is an amazing author. ... I think SURE if you are a girl. I think Terry Mullin's many writing awards will soon consume all of the office wall space. ... I think I don't know Terry, but I love that show "The Office."...
She Said ... He Said (12/13/07)
She Said ... He Said I think Jodi Picoult is an amazing author. ... I think SURE if you are a girl. I think Terry Mullin's many writing awards will soon consume all of the office wall space. ... I think I don't know Terry, but I love that show "The Office."...