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Stories from Wednesday, December 19, 2007

BRMC backs out of agreement (12/19/07)
Forty-seven days after signing a letter of intent with Fulton County Hospital, Baxter Regional Hospital in Mountain Home has withdrawn their offer to proceed with the possibility of a lease agreement. In a press release received Monday afternoon, Dec. 17, BRMC said:...
Council looks at trading property (12/19/07)
MAMMOTH SPRING -- The Mammoth Spring City Council met in regular session Dec. 3. The council discussed trading some property the city owns at the community baseball field site on Highway 9. They voted to trade three to five acres of the back side of the property to Glen Case for 125-feet by 200-feet of highway frontage. This trade will square-up both properties and allow the city to place a building where it is needed and run the needed sewer lines to the building...
Field grant available for educators (12/19/07)
OREGON COUNTY -- Schools in Oregon County have the opportunity to help students with learning without busting school budgets. The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC)?has established a Field Grant Program to help get students into places where subjects like biology come to life...
School board amends filing dates (12/19/07)
MYRTLE -- The Couch School Board met in regular session Dec. 10. Pam Proffitt-Rowland, Couch FFA advisor, addressed the school board and told them she had recently visited with Rose McCloud who discussed with her the possibility of setting up a trust fund as a gift to the Couch FFA...
Viola students hold toy and clothing drive (12/19/07)
The Environmental and Spartal Technology Laboratory (EAST) program at Viola High School held a toy drive through last week. The toys go to Viola school children, and a local church has offered to help purchase toys as well. Dec. 12 the tables of the EAST Lab room were filled with the donated toys going to Viola Elementary students. ...
Woman falls from car; has serious injuries (12/19/07)
ALTON --An Alton woman, Esther Burmingham, received serious injuries Dec. 11 when she fell off the hood of a 1996 Oldsmobile she was riding on and was ran over. According to law enforcement officials, Burmingham, 45, was ran over by her mother, Wilma Burmingham, 78, also of Alton...
Sharing the bounty (12/19/07)
Mammoth Spring Food Pantry organizers were at Mammoth Spring School Dec. 14 to pick up the food the students had collected for the new pantry. Jennifer Crow and Glenda Pryor were the representatives from the pantry that picked up the food items. "We are very appreciative of the help the students and the staff at the school have given us by helping gather food to feed the needy in our area," Crowe said...
Beware of scams (12/19/07)
AREA -- Area law enforcement officials are warning southern Missouri residents of two scams that could damage or empty their pocketbooks. Oregon County Sheriff Tim Ward said a recent scam that uses fraudulent phone calls allegedly from a bank to tap into account holders' money is now using fraudulent e-mails...
Making a difference ... Bost spends tim in Iraq helping others (12/19/07)
"On the ninth of March our hotel was blown up. It knocked me out. I had big chunks of debris on top of me," said Salem resident Charles "Dennie" Bost who recently returned home after a 32 month stint in Iraq. Bost, who was staying at a hotel in Baghdad, said the blast came after a garbage truck filled with explosives barreled its way past a guard tower and detonated outside Bost's hotel window...
Court hears ambulance proposal (12/19/07)
"This wasn't a real good month for the insurance company," Fulton County Judge Charles Willett said at the Dec. 10 regular meeting of the Fulton County Quorum Court. Vandals recently caused $15,741.52 in damages to a bulldozer belonging to Fulton County. According to Willett vandals took the sparkplugs out of the bulldozer and put rocks and sand in the holes. The court agreed to appropriate the insurance money to pay for parts to repair the machine...
Scrooge has struck (12/19/07)
The city of Thayer has a reputation of having some of the nicest Christmas decorations in the area. That's why city officials are fuming over an apparent act of vandalism at Warm Fork Park. When city employee and park maintenance worker Van Garrison left work Friday afternoon all the Christmas decorations he is responsible for seemed fine...
Curren Everett falls ill while hunting (12/19/07)
State Representative Curren Everett is doing fine after he was taken to Baxter Regional Medical Center by ambulance last week, when he fell ill while on a hunting trip in Oklahoma. "The doctor thinks I got dehydrated. I was doing some heavy walking and sometimes people in the winter don't think to drink water like they should," Everett said...
Board to ask county to oversee ambulance service (12/19/07)
Keeping a local ambulance service operating, but halting the drain it has on the hospital, was the major focus of the Fulton County Hospital Board meeting Dec. 17. A working committee consisting of hospital board members Danny Perryman, Vicki Fowlkes and hospital board chairman Barry Aldridge will put together a proposal to be presented to the Fulton County Quorum Court asking the county to reassume the oversight of the Fulton County Ambulance Service...
Mammoth Spring High School earns elite designation (12/19/07)
MAMMOTH SPRING -- The Mammoth Spring High School is one of only 40 schools in Arkansas to be named as one of the best schools in the country. Mammoth Spring School Superintendent Ron Taylor announced last week the Mammoth Spring High School was given the honor by the U.S. News and World Report, a highly respected national magazine...
Sharing the bounty (12/19/07)
Mammoth Spring Food Pantry organizers were at Mammoth Spring School Dec. 14 to pick up the food the students had collected for the new pantry. Jennifer Crow and Glenda Pryor were the representatives from the pantry that picked up the food items. "We are very appreciative of the help the students and the staff at the school have given us by helping gather food to feed the needy in our area," Crowe said...
Mammoth Spring High School earns elite designation (12/19/07)
MAMMOTH SPRING -- The Mammoth Spring High School is one of only 40 schools in Arkansas to be named as one of the best schools in the country. Mammoth Spring School Superintendent Ron Taylor announced last week the Mammoth Spring High School was given the honor by the U.S. News and World Report, a highly respected national magazine...
School board amends filing dates (12/19/07)
MYRTLE -- The Couch School Board met in regular session Dec. 10. Pam Proffitt-Rowland, Couch FFA advisor, addressed the school board and told them she had recently visited with Rose McCloud who discussed with her the possibility of setting up a trust fund as a gift to the Couch FFA...
Council looks at trading property (12/19/07)
MAMMOTH SPRING -- The Mammoth Spring City Council met in regular session Dec. 3. The council discussed trading some property the city owns at the community baseball field site on Highway 9. They voted to trade three to five acres of the back side of the property to Glen Case for 125-feet by 200-feet of highway frontage. This trade will square-up both properties and allow the city to place a building where it is needed and run the needed sewer lines to the building...
Viola students hold toy and clothing drive (12/19/07)
The Environmental and Spartal Technology Laboratory (EAST) program at Viola High School held a toy drive through last week. The toys go to Viola school children, and a local church has offered to help purchase toys as well. Dec. 12 the tables of the EAST Lab room were filled with the donated toys going to Viola Elementary students. ...
Field grant available for educators (12/19/07)
OREGON COUNTY -- Schools in Oregon County have the opportunity to help students with learning without busting school budgets. The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC)?has established a Field Grant Program to help get students into places where subjects like biology come to life...
BRMC backs out of agreement (12/19/07)
Forty-seven days after signing a letter of intent with Fulton County Hospital, Baxter Regional Hospital in Mountain Home has withdrawn their offer to proceed with the possibility of a lease agreement. In a press release received Monday afternoon, Dec. 17, BRMC said:...
Board to ask county to oversee ambulance service (12/19/07)
Keeping a local ambulance service operating, but halting the drain it has on the hospital, was the major focus of the Fulton County Hospital Board meeting Dec. 17. A working committee consisting of hospital board members Danny Perryman, Vicki Fowlkes and hospital board chairman Barry Aldridge will put together a proposal to be presented to the Fulton County Quorum Court asking the county to reassume the oversight of the Fulton County Ambulance Service...
Court hears ambulance proposal (12/19/07)
"This wasn't a real good month for the insurance company," Fulton County Judge Charles Willett said at the Dec. 10 regular meeting of the Fulton County Quorum Court. Vandals recently caused $15,741.52 in damages to a bulldozer belonging to Fulton County. According to Willett vandals took the sparkplugs out of the bulldozer and put rocks and sand in the holes. The court agreed to appropriate the insurance money to pay for parts to repair the machine...
Scrooge has struck (12/19/07)
The city of Thayer has a reputation of having some of the nicest Christmas decorations in the area. That's why city officials are fuming over an apparent act of vandalism at Warm Fork Park. When city employee and park maintenance worker Van Garrison left work Friday afternoon all the Christmas decorations he is responsible for seemed fine...
Curren Everett falls ill while hunting (12/19/07)
State Representative Curren Everett is doing fine after he was taken to Baxter Regional Medical Center by ambulance last week, when he fell ill while on a hunting trip in Oklahoma. "The doctor thinks I got dehydrated. I was doing some heavy walking and sometimes people in the winter don't think to drink water like they should," Everett said...
Making a difference ... Bost spends tim in Iraq helping others (12/19/07)
"On the ninth of March our hotel was blown up. It knocked me out. I had big chunks of debris on top of me," said Salem resident Charles "Dennie" Bost who recently returned home after a 32 month stint in Iraq. Bost, who was staying at a hotel in Baghdad, said the blast came after a garbage truck filled with explosives barreled its way past a guard tower and detonated outside Bost's hotel window...
Beware of scams (12/19/07)
AREA -- Area law enforcement officials are warning southern Missouri residents of two scams that could damage or empty their pocketbooks. Oregon County Sheriff Tim Ward said a recent scam that uses fraudulent phone calls allegedly from a bank to tap into account holders' money is now using fraudulent e-mails...
Woman falls from car; has serious injuries (12/19/07)
ALTON --An Alton woman, Esther Burmingham, received serious injuries Dec. 11 when she fell off the hood of a 1996 Oldsmobile she was riding on and was ran over. According to law enforcement officials, Burmingham, 45, was ran over by her mother, Wilma Burmingham, 78, also of Alton...
Clinic receives award (12/19/07)
Dr. Rebecca Phillips and the Lifelong Health Center in Salem were recently presented with an EPSDT Pilot Clinic Award from the Arkansas Foundation for Medical Care (AFMC). Phillips' staff accepted the award during AFMC's 2007 Medicaid Managed Care Services Educational Conference, held Dec. 6, at the Statehouse Convention Center in Little Rock...
Bailey completes training (12/19/07)
Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Roger C. Bailey, son of Teresa G. and Robert Bailey of Horseshoe Bend, Ark., recently completed Naval Nuclear Power Training Pipeline. Bailey is a 2003 graduate of Izard County High School and joined the Navy in February of 2005...
Osborne named Hometown Hero (12/19/07)
Lowell Osborne of Salem recently received a Hometown Hero Award presented by Modern Woodmen of America. "The Hometown Heroes Program helps us acknowledge and thank volunteers across the country for doing just that," Karen Lance, local Modern Woodmen of America secretary said. "Improving the quality of life for our members, their families and their communities is Modern Woodmen's mission."...
Viola students send letters to the troops (12/19/07)
Jody Shackelford Staff Writer A tradition started three years ago in Kay Spivey's sixth grade class at the Viola schools, when a Army soldier and parent of a student came to speak to the class. Asked what could be sent to help the troops, Staff Sgt. March told the class they have enough toothpaste and soap and to send something good to eat...
Clinic receives award (12/19/07)
Dr. Rebecca Phillips and the Lifelong Health Center in Salem were recently presented with an EPSDT Pilot Clinic Award from the Arkansas Foundation for Medical Care (AFMC). Phillips' staff accepted the award during AFMC's 2007 Medicaid Managed Care Services Educational Conference, held Dec. 6, at the Statehouse Convention Center in Little Rock...
Bailey completes training (12/19/07)
Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Roger C. Bailey, son of Teresa G. and Robert Bailey of Horseshoe Bend, Ark., recently completed Naval Nuclear Power Training Pipeline. Bailey is a 2003 graduate of Izard County High School and joined the Navy in February of 2005...
Viola students send letters to the troops (12/19/07)
Jody Shackelford Staff Writer A tradition started three years ago in Kay Spivey's sixth grade class at the Viola schools, when a Army soldier and parent of a student came to speak to the class. Asked what could be sent to help the troops, Staff Sgt. March told the class they have enough toothpaste and soap and to send something good to eat...
Osborne named Hometown Hero (12/19/07)
Lowell Osborne of Salem recently received a Hometown Hero Award presented by Modern Woodmen of America. "The Hometown Heroes Program helps us acknowledge and thank volunteers across the country for doing just that," Karen Lance, local Modern Woodmen of America secretary said. "Improving the quality of life for our members, their families and their communities is Modern Woodmen's mission."...
Cougars tame T-Birds (12/19/07)
Chase Massey poured in 33 points, while Spencer Caraway added a 24-point, 10-rebound double-double, as Izard County raced past the Guy-Perkins T-Birds 85-59 in non-conference hoops action Dec. 14 at the Cougars' Den in Brockwell. The Cougars (16-2) jumped in front 42-18 at the half and hit cruise control from there...
Katz steamroll Cushman (12/19/07)
The Melbourne Bearkatz slammed the Cushman Bulldogs 63-36 in 1A-2 South play Dec. 11 behind 19 points apiece from Lee Lewis and Kody Caraway. Derek Baird and Tanner Hoskinds chipped in with eight points each. Cody Cooper logged four, with Richie McCarroll and Tyler McAnally hitting for two points apiece, while Matt Loggains finished with one...
Bobcats tops in border battle (12/19/07)
Another packed house was on hand at the Thayer High School Gymnasium Dec. 11 for the annual border rivalry game between the homestanding Cats and their guests from across the state line in Arkansas, the Mammoth Spring Bears and Lady Bears. The senior girls hit the floor running to start the night and both teams scrapped all the way through four quarters of hard-fought action...
Top drivers honored at WPMS (12/19/07)
Don and Billie Gibson, owners of West Plains Motor Speedway, hosted their 15th Annual Awards and Recognition Banquet at the West Plains Civic Center on Dec. 8. The top drivers in each of the track's five divisions were honored with special trophies provided by O'Reilly Auto Parts, along with over $12,000 in cash prizes and gifts. The 2007 points fund provided $7,435 in cash prizes...
Bears hand Viola conference loss The Mammoth Spring Bears wrapped up a busy week of pre-holiday hoops by handing the Viola Longhorns their first 1A-2 North loss Dec. 14 at the Longhorn Corral. (12/19/07)
The Mammoth Spring Bears wrapped up a busy week of pre-holiday hoops by handing the Viola Longhorns their first 1A-2 North loss Dec. 14 at the Longhorn Corral. Using a 16-7 burst in the third period, Mammoth Spring (11-7, 1-2) pushing past the Horns (9-7, 2-1) 49-31...
Bergman's bad day (12/19/07)
To borrow the title of a popular children's book, Bergman's trip to the Dawg Pound in Salem Dec. 11 could have been called "The Panthers and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day." And that would have been an appropriate label for both the Panthers and Lady Panthers, as the homestanding basketball teams from Salem treated Bergman the way a dog might treat a favorite chew toy...
Bobcats tops in border battle (12/19/07)
Another packed house was on hand at the Thayer High School Gymnasium Dec. 11 for the annual border rivalry game between the homestanding Cats and their guests from across the state line in Arkansas, the Mammoth Spring Bears and Lady Bears. The senior girls hit the floor running to start the night and both teams scrapped all the way through four quarters of hard-fought action...
Bergman's bad day (12/19/07)
To borrow the title of a popular children's book, Bergman's trip to the Dawg Pound in Salem Dec. 11 could have been called "The Panthers and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day." And that would have been an appropriate label for both the Panthers and Lady Panthers, as the homestanding basketball teams from Salem treated Bergman the way a dog might treat a favorite chew toy...
Katz steamroll Cushman (12/19/07)
The Melbourne Bearkatz slammed the Cushman Bulldogs 63-36 in 1A-2 South play Dec. 11 behind 19 points apiece from Lee Lewis and Kody Caraway. Derek Baird and Tanner Hoskinds chipped in with eight points each. Cody Cooper logged four, with Richie McCarroll and Tyler McAnally hitting for two points apiece, while Matt Loggains finished with one...
Cougars tame T-Birds (12/19/07)
Chase Massey poured in 33 points, while Spencer Caraway added a 24-point, 10-rebound double-double, as Izard County raced past the Guy-Perkins T-Birds 85-59 in non-conference hoops action Dec. 14 at the Cougars' Den in Brockwell. The Cougars (16-2) jumped in front 42-18 at the half and hit cruise control from there...
Bears hand Viola conference loss The Mammoth Spring Bears wrapped up a busy week of pre-holiday hoops by handing the Viola Longhorns their first 1A-2 North loss Dec. 14 at the Longhorn Corral. (12/19/07)
The Mammoth Spring Bears wrapped up a busy week of pre-holiday hoops by handing the Viola Longhorns their first 1A-2 North loss Dec. 14 at the Longhorn Corral. Using a 16-7 burst in the third period, Mammoth Spring (11-7, 1-2) pushing past the Horns (9-7, 2-1) 49-31...
Top drivers honored at WPMS (12/19/07)
Don and Billie Gibson, owners of West Plains Motor Speedway, hosted their 15th Annual Awards and Recognition Banquet at the West Plains Civic Center on Dec. 8. The top drivers in each of the track's five divisions were honored with special trophies provided by O'Reilly Auto Parts, along with over $12,000 in cash prizes and gifts. The 2007 points fund provided $7,435 in cash prizes...
Dale Warren Deats (12/19/07)
Dale Warren Deats, 66, of Cherokee Village, Ark., died Dec. 9, 2007 at his residence. He was born Aug. 30, 1941, in Chicago, Ill., the son of Earl and Mable Deats. He was a veteran of the United States Navy. Dale worked as a chef for many years. He moved to Cherokee Village with his wife, Diana, from New Orleans, La., about four years ago. He loved to cook and fish. He attended the Ash Flat Church of Christ and was a member of the Masonic Lodge in Hardy...
Mary M. Yingling (12/19/07)
Mary M. Yingling, 83, of Horseshoe Bend, Ark., died Friday, Dec. 7, 2007. She was a purchasing agent for a Hospital. Arrangements were made under the direction of Kirby and Family Funeral and Cremation Services. An online obituary and guest book can be seen at www.kirbyandfamily.com...
Kevin Higginbotham (12/19/07)
Kevin Carson Higginbotham, 46, of Hardy, Ark., formerly of Walnut Ridge, died Dec. 9, 2007, at Hardy. He was born on April 25, 1961, at Jonesboro, to William Carter and Mary Jo Shaver ?Higginbotham. Kevin was a graduate of Walnut Ridge High School and graduated from Dallas Institute of Funeral Service in Dallas, Texas, in 1982...
Lillian "Avis Branscum (12/19/07)
Lillian "Avis" Marlin Branscum, 86, of Ash Flat, Ark., died Dec. 16, 2007, at the Fulton County Hospital in Salem. She was born March 24, 1921, the daughter of the late Lee and Nancy (Davis)?Marlin. Living here all of her life she owned and operated Branscum Grocery store and was a member of the Hickory Flat Baptist Church...
Ruth Sutherland (12/19/07)
Ruth Sutherland, 87, of Camp, Ark., daughter of the late Sid Faulconer of Margie Hyslip Faulconer was born Nov. 4, 1920, in Wagoner, Okla., and died Dec. 11, 2007, at Southfork River Therapy and Rehab in Salem, Ark. She was united in marriage to Carl F. Sutherland on Aug. 7, 1938, in Hardy, Ark. To this union, seven children were born...
Della Ruth Perkey (12/19/07)
Della Ruth Perkey, 67, of Cave City, Ark., died Dec. 12, 2007, at the White River Medical Center in Batesville. She was born Sept. 5, 1940, at Cave City, to Samuel Lewis and Jewel Mable Hutchison. She was a homemaker and of the Protestant faith. Survivors include: her husband of 49 and one half years, Ray Perkey of the home, foursons, Gary Perkey, Rickey Perkey, Nathan Perkey and Alvin Perkey all of Cave City; one brother, Raymond Hutch-ison of Cave City; two sisters, Oretha Perkey of Cave City and Ruthel Shirley of St. ...
John W. "Bill" Walls Jr. (12/19/07)
John W. "Bill" Walls Jr., 72, of Hardy, Ark., died Dec. 12, 2007, at the Veterans ?Hospital in Little Rock, Ark. He was born Sep. 21, 1935, in Chicago, Ill., the son of John W. Walls Sr. and Rita (Swords) Walls. ? He was united in marriage to Ruth Murphey on May 14, 1957 in Newburn, S.C...
Audie (Girtman) Bacon (12/19/07)
Audie (Girtman) Bacon, 100, of Cave City, Ark., died Dec. 13, 2007, at the White River Medical Center in Batesville. She was born Oct. 18, 1907, at Cave City, Ark., the daughter of William P. and Amanda Jane (Mobley) Girtman. She was a homemaker and a longtime member of the First Missionary Baptist Church in Cave City, Ark...
Alice M. Griffith (12/19/07)
Alice M. Griffith, daughter of John H. and Nora Davis Wilcox, was born April 21, 1913, near Thomasville, Mo. She died Dec. 6, 2007, in West Vue Nursing Center, West Plains, Mo., at the age of 94. In 1932 she was married to Jefferson W. Griffith, Jr., and to this union one daughter and two sons were born...
Leland Morris Puckett (12/19/07)
Leland Morris Puckett died Dec. 9, 2007, at the White River Medical Center in Batesville, Ark. He was born March 13, 1926, at Calamine, Ark., the son of Earl Ditzler and Dora Minnie Voyles Puckett. He was retired from the United States Navy as a Chief Boatswain's Mate. ...
Ann Marie Cednik (12/19/07)
Ann Marie Cednik, 86, of Horseshoe Bend, Ark., died Dec. 9, 2007, in Salem, Ark., at the Fulton County Hospital. She was born March 25, 1921, in Chicago, Ill., the daughter of the late Austin and Ellen (Kerrigan)?Harrity. She was a member of the St. Mary of the Mount Catholic Church in Horseshoe Bend, and of the Lady Guild...
Irvin "Jack" Goad (12/19/07)
Irvin "Jack" Goad, 87, of Cherokee Village, Ark., died Dec. 9, 2007, at the Fulton County Hospital in Salem, Ark. He was born on June 28, 1920, in Tennessee, the son of the late Johnny Goad and Annis Bee (Coffalt) Goad. He was united in marriage to Elsie Margaret Cox on May 4, 1946, in London, England...
Mildred Verdel (12/19/07)
Mildred Brister Verdel, 100, of Ash Flat, Ark., died Dec. 8, 2007, at the Eagle Crest Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Ash Flat. She was born July 26, 1907, at Yazoo City, Miss., to Major and Nona (Ledbetter) Brister. She was a homemaker and a member of the Episcopal Church in Cherokee Village...
Vina Wells (12/19/07)
Vina Wells, 69, died Dec. 13, 2007, at her residence in Ravenden, Ark. She was a dietary supervisor for Williford School District. She is survived by: two daughters, Rhonda Bystry of Ash Flat and Machelle Wells of Ravenden; two sisters, Dorthy Horman of Kentucky and Connie Stockwell of Ash Flat; one granddughter; and four great-granddaughters...
Irvin "Jack" Goad (12/19/07)
Irvin "Jack" Goad, 87, of Cherokee Village, Ark., died Dec. 9, 2007, at the Fulton County Hospital in Salem, Ark. He was born on June 28, 1920, in Tennessee, the son of the late Johnny Goad and Annis Bee (Coffalt) Goad. He was united in marriage to Elsie Margaret Cox on May 4, 1946, in London, England...
Ann Marie Cednik (12/19/07)
Ann Marie Cednik, 86, of Horseshoe Bend, Ark., died Dec. 9, 2007, in Salem, Ark., at the Fulton County Hospital. She was born March 25, 1921, in Chicago, Ill., the daughter of the late Austin and Ellen (Kerrigan)?Harrity. She was a member of the St. Mary of the Mount Catholic Church in Horseshoe Bend, and of the Lady Guild...
Ruth Sutherland (12/19/07)
Ruth Sutherland, 87, of Camp, Ark., daughter of the late Sid Faulconer of Margie Hyslip Faulconer was born Nov. 4, 1920, in Wagoner, Okla., and died Dec. 11, 2007, at Southfork River Therapy and Rehab in Salem, Ark. She was united in marriage to Carl F. Sutherland on Aug. 7, 1938, in Hardy, Ark. To this union, seven children were born...
Alice M. Griffith (12/19/07)
Alice M. Griffith, daughter of John H. and Nora Davis Wilcox, was born April 21, 1913, near Thomasville, Mo. She died Dec. 6, 2007, in West Vue Nursing Center, West Plains, Mo., at the age of 94. In 1932 she was married to Jefferson W. Griffith, Jr., and to this union one daughter and two sons were born...
Audie (Girtman) Bacon (12/19/07)
Audie (Girtman) Bacon, 100, of Cave City, Ark., died Dec. 13, 2007, at the White River Medical Center in Batesville. She was born Oct. 18, 1907, at Cave City, Ark., the daughter of William P. and Amanda Jane (Mobley) Girtman. She was a homemaker and a longtime member of the First Missionary Baptist Church in Cave City, Ark...
Mildred Verdel (12/19/07)
Mildred Brister Verdel, 100, of Ash Flat, Ark., died Dec. 8, 2007, at the Eagle Crest Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Ash Flat. She was born July 26, 1907, at Yazoo City, Miss., to Major and Nona (Ledbetter) Brister. She was a homemaker and a member of the Episcopal Church in Cherokee Village...
Leland Morris Puckett (12/19/07)
Leland Morris Puckett died Dec. 9, 2007, at the White River Medical Center in Batesville, Ark. He was born March 13, 1926, at Calamine, Ark., the son of Earl Ditzler and Dora Minnie Voyles Puckett. He was retired from the United States Navy as a Chief Boatswain's Mate. ...
Lillian "Avis Branscum (12/19/07)
Lillian "Avis" Marlin Branscum, 86, of Ash Flat, Ark., died Dec. 16, 2007, at the Fulton County Hospital in Salem. She was born March 24, 1921, the daughter of the late Lee and Nancy (Davis)?Marlin. Living here all of her life she owned and operated Branscum Grocery store and was a member of the Hickory Flat Baptist Church...
Della Ruth Perkey (12/19/07)
Della Ruth Perkey, 67, of Cave City, Ark., died Dec. 12, 2007, at the White River Medical Center in Batesville. She was born Sept. 5, 1940, at Cave City, to Samuel Lewis and Jewel Mable Hutchison. She was a homemaker and of the Protestant faith. Survivors include: her husband of 49 and one half years, Ray Perkey of the home, foursons, Gary Perkey, Rickey Perkey, Nathan Perkey and Alvin Perkey all of Cave City; one brother, Raymond Hutch-ison of Cave City; two sisters, Oretha Perkey of Cave City and Ruthel Shirley of St. ...
Vina Wells (12/19/07)
Vina Wells, 69, died Dec. 13, 2007, at her residence in Ravenden, Ark. She was a dietary supervisor for Williford School District. She is survived by: two daughters, Rhonda Bystry of Ash Flat and Machelle Wells of Ravenden; two sisters, Dorthy Horman of Kentucky and Connie Stockwell of Ash Flat; one granddughter; and four great-granddaughters...
John W. "Bill" Walls Jr. (12/19/07)
John W. "Bill" Walls Jr., 72, of Hardy, Ark., died Dec. 12, 2007, at the Veterans ?Hospital in Little Rock, Ark. He was born Sep. 21, 1935, in Chicago, Ill., the son of John W. Walls Sr. and Rita (Swords) Walls. ? He was united in marriage to Ruth Murphey on May 14, 1957 in Newburn, S.C...
Kevin Higginbotham (12/19/07)
Kevin Carson Higginbotham, 46, of Hardy, Ark., formerly of Walnut Ridge, died Dec. 9, 2007, at Hardy. He was born on April 25, 1961, at Jonesboro, to William Carter and Mary Jo Shaver ?Higginbotham. Kevin was a graduate of Walnut Ridge High School and graduated from Dallas Institute of Funeral Service in Dallas, Texas, in 1982...
Mary M. Yingling (12/19/07)
Mary M. Yingling, 83, of Horseshoe Bend, Ark., died Friday, Dec. 7, 2007. She was a purchasing agent for a Hospital. Arrangements were made under the direction of Kirby and Family Funeral and Cremation Services. An online obituary and guest book can be seen at www.kirbyandfamily.com...
Dale Warren Deats (12/19/07)
Dale Warren Deats, 66, of Cherokee Village, Ark., died Dec. 9, 2007 at his residence. He was born Aug. 30, 1941, in Chicago, Ill., the son of Earl and Mable Deats. He was a veteran of the United States Navy. Dale worked as a chef for many years. He moved to Cherokee Village with his wife, Diana, from New Orleans, La., about four years ago. He loved to cook and fish. He attended the Ash Flat Church of Christ and was a member of the Masonic Lodge in Hardy...
Keera Marie Arnold (12/19/07)
Jason and Tina Arnold of Couch are the parents of a baby girl, Keera Marie. She was born at 11:02 p.m., Dec. 9, 2007, at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains. She weighed 6 pounds, 13-1/2 ounces and was 19-1/4 inches long. Grandparents are Junior and Donna Roberts and Rick and Rhonda Arnold, all of Couch...
Sydnie Paige Laughery (12/19/07)
Taylor and Jaidyn Laughery would like to announce the birth of their baby sister, Sydnie Paige Laughery. Sydnie was born Nov. 26, 2007, at San Jacinto Methodist Hospital in Baytown, Texas. She weighed 5 pounds, 14 ounces and was 18-3/4 inches long. Her parents are Gerald Laughery and Barbara Lester of Highlands, Texas...
Keera Marie Arnold (12/19/07)
Jason and Tina Arnold of Couch are the parents of a baby girl, Keera Marie. She was born at 11:02 p.m., Dec. 9, 2007, at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains. She weighed 6 pounds, 13-1/2 ounces and was 19-1/4 inches long. Grandparents are Junior and Donna Roberts and Rick and Rhonda Arnold, all of Couch...
Sydnie Paige Laughery (12/19/07)
Taylor and Jaidyn Laughery would like to announce the birth of their baby sister, Sydnie Paige Laughery. Sydnie was born Nov. 26, 2007, at San Jacinto Methodist Hospital in Baytown, Texas. She weighed 5 pounds, 14 ounces and was 18-3/4 inches long. Her parents are Gerald Laughery and Barbara Lester of Highlands, Texas...
Taylor -- Bowman (12/19/07)
Robert and Ramona Taylor of Thayer announce the engagement of their daughter, Melissa Taylor to Brian Bowman, son of Patricia and Greggory Bowman of Memphis, Tenn. The couple will be married in a private ceremony in October of 2008.
Taylor -- Bowman (12/19/07)
Robert and Ramona Taylor of Thayer announce the engagement of their daughter, Melissa Taylor to Brian Bowman, son of Patricia and Greggory Bowman of Memphis, Tenn. The couple will be married in a private ceremony in October of 2008.