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Stories from Thursday, January 3, 2008

Scam reported (01/03/08)
Inmates of the Cook County jail operated a telephone scam in the area over the holiday, according to Fulton County Sheriff Walter Dillinger. The Fulton County Sheriff's office received several calls from area residents who had received phone calls from individuals claiming to be police officers or other government authority with news of an emergency. These calls originated from inmates in a Cook County, Ill., jail, Dillinger said...
Brown sentenced to 15 years (01/03/08)
SPRINGFIELD -- An Alton man, Jerry Brown, was sentenced Dec. 17 to 15 years in federal prison without parole for illegally possessing firearms. According to U.S. Attorney John Wood, with the Western District of the Missouri Attorney's Office, Brown, 47, pleaded guilty Aug. 28, 2007, to being in possession of several firearms and ammunition July 3, 2005, in Oregon County...
Filing begins for school board candidates (01/03/08)
OREGON COUNTY -- School Board Elections will be held in Oregon County April 8. Those wishing to file for a position on any of the four school boards in the county has until Jan. 22 to do so. All filings will need to be done in their respective superintendent's office during normal business hours...
Extending a helping hand (01/03/08)
In 1981, a 35-year-old woman tried in vain to revive her uncle as he lay unconscious on the floor. The woman had no formal training in CPR and had only watched this life-saving technique on TV and videos. Unfortunately, on this day it was simply too late to save the life of Oxford resident, J.T. McCandlis. The man's niece, Sharran Quick, would never forget this day or the questioning guilt she would carry with her for 21 years...
New reclining chairs donated to hospital (01/03/08)
Photo by Jody Shackelford The Fulton County Hospital Foundation purchased several new chairs for the hospital recently. Holly Pate, Trena Spears, Suzette Burk, Janie Flynn and Josh Smith stand with Ken and LaDonna Harper, owners of LaDonna's Furniture, Decor and More and their general manager Scott Goodson...
2007 Taking a look back (01/03/08)
Reporter's note: This is the last of a two part series highlighting events and activities in the Oregon County/Mammoth Spring area. JULY: A new domestic violence center, Christos House of Oregon County, opened in Alton. Mary Ann Holman, a long-time advocate for the elderly in Oregon County was honored with a reception at the Alton Senior Citizen Center...
2007 Taking a look back (01/03/08)
Reporter's note: This is part two of a series highlighting events and activities in the area. JULY: Fulton County Sheriff Walter Dillinger's vehicle was swarmed by members of the Howell County Sheriff's Department while in West Plains. Dillinger's car was mistaken for the car of the rapist who was posing as a police officer and who was responsible for assaulting two women in the West Plains area. "It was pretty funny," Dillinger said...
Taking care of the county's funds (01/03/08)
ALTON -- Reporter's note: This is the first in a series of articles focusing on the elected offices at the Oregon County Courthouse. The Oregon County Treasurer is an elected official responsible for receipting, disbursing and investing all funds for the county...
2007 Taking a look back (01/03/08)
Reporter's note: This is part two of a series highlighting events and activities in the area. JULY: Fulton County Sheriff Walter Dillinger's vehicle was swarmed by members of the Howell County Sheriff's Department while in West Plains. Dillinger's car was mistaken for the car of the rapist who was posing as a police officer and who was responsible for assaulting two women in the West Plains area. "It was pretty funny," Dillinger said...
Filing begins for school board candidates (01/03/08)
OREGON COUNTY -- School Board Elections will be held in Oregon County April 8. Those wishing to file for a position on any of the four school boards in the county has until Jan. 22 to do so. All filings will need to be done in their respective superintendent's office during normal business hours...
Brown sentenced to 15 years (01/03/08)
SPRINGFIELD -- An Alton man, Jerry Brown, was sentenced Dec. 17 to 15 years in federal prison without parole for illegally possessing firearms. According to U.S. Attorney John Wood, with the Western District of the Missouri Attorney's Office, Brown, 47, pleaded guilty Aug. 28, 2007, to being in possession of several firearms and ammunition July 3, 2005, in Oregon County...
Scam reported (01/03/08)
Inmates of the Cook County jail operated a telephone scam in the area over the holiday, according to Fulton County Sheriff Walter Dillinger. The Fulton County Sheriff's office received several calls from area residents who had received phone calls from individuals claiming to be police officers or other government authority with news of an emergency. These calls originated from inmates in a Cook County, Ill., jail, Dillinger said...
Taking care of the county's funds (01/03/08)
ALTON -- Reporter's note: This is the first in a series of articles focusing on the elected offices at the Oregon County Courthouse. The Oregon County Treasurer is an elected official responsible for receipting, disbursing and investing all funds for the county...
Extending a helping hand (01/03/08)
In 1981, a 35-year-old woman tried in vain to revive her uncle as he lay unconscious on the floor. The woman had no formal training in CPR and had only watched this life-saving technique on TV and videos. Unfortunately, on this day it was simply too late to save the life of Oxford resident, J.T. McCandlis. The man's niece, Sharran Quick, would never forget this day or the questioning guilt she would carry with her for 21 years...
2007 Taking a look back (01/03/08)
Reporter's note: This is the last of a two part series highlighting events and activities in the Oregon County/Mammoth Spring area. JULY: A new domestic violence center, Christos House of Oregon County, opened in Alton. Mary Ann Holman, a long-time advocate for the elderly in Oregon County was honored with a reception at the Alton Senior Citizen Center...
New reclining chairs donated to hospital (01/03/08)
Photo by Jody Shackelford The Fulton County Hospital Foundation purchased several new chairs for the hospital recently. Holly Pate, Trena Spears, Suzette Burk, Janie Flynn and Josh Smith stand with Ken and LaDonna Harper, owners of LaDonna's Furniture, Decor and More and their general manager Scott Goodson...
Horton helps shoot Cats to win (01/03/08)
The Alton Comets had plenty of things on their side in their bid to knock off the Thayer Bobcats Dec. 20. The Comets were playing in front of a hungry home crowd. They had prepared a solid game plan and then proceeded to execute that plan. Alton even got some big outside shots from Tyler Thompson to drop in early, while big man Lane Brewer controlled the paint, blocking a pair of Bobcat layup attempts right off the bat...
LPGA Legends Tour to make local stop (01/03/08)
It's official. The LPGA is making its way to Horseshoe Bend in 2008. The Legends Tour, the official senior tour of the LPGA, announced an addition to its 2008 calendar last week -- the Horseshoe Bend Invitational. Twenty Legends of the LPGA will tee it up at The Golf Course on Turkey Mountain Sept. 28-29 for a one-day charity pro-am, bringing LPGA Legends to Arkansas for the first time ever, and marking only the second event featuring the LPGA in Arkansas in over 50 years...
Spangler drives Lady Cougs to victory (01/03/08)
Senior leaders are supposed to step up and take command when the situation calls for it. They're supposed to get going when the going gets tough. And that's just what Izard County's Leathyr Spangler did in the Lady Cougars' 57-47 win over Sloan-Hendrix in the first round of the Northeast Arkansas Invitational Tournament's A-AA girls' bracket Dec. 21 at the Convocation Center in Jonesboro...
Spangler drives Lady Cougs to victory (01/03/08)
Senior leaders are supposed to step up and take command when the situation calls for it. They're supposed to get going when the going gets tough. And that's just what Izard County's Leathyr Spangler did in the Lady Cougars' 57-47 win over Sloan-Hendrix in the first round of the Northeast Arkansas Invitational Tournament's A-AA girls' bracket Dec. 21 at the Convocation Center in Jonesboro...
LPGA Legends Tour to make local stop (01/03/08)
It's official. The LPGA is making its way to Horseshoe Bend in 2008. The Legends Tour, the official senior tour of the LPGA, announced an addition to its 2008 calendar last week -- the Horseshoe Bend Invitational. Twenty Legends of the LPGA will tee it up at The Golf Course on Turkey Mountain Sept. 28-29 for a one-day charity pro-am, bringing LPGA Legends to Arkansas for the first time ever, and marking only the second event featuring the LPGA in Arkansas in over 50 years...
Horton helps shoot Cats to win (01/03/08)
The Alton Comets had plenty of things on their side in their bid to knock off the Thayer Bobcats Dec. 20. The Comets were playing in front of a hungry home crowd. They had prepared a solid game plan and then proceeded to execute that plan. Alton even got some big outside shots from Tyler Thompson to drop in early, while big man Lane Brewer controlled the paint, blocking a pair of Bobcat layup attempts right off the bat...
Alice Newsom Potter (01/03/08)
Alice Newsom Potter was born March 30, 1910, in Mammoth Spring, Ark., the daughter of the late Everett Mark Whitman and Daisy Shride Whitman and died Dec. 14, 2007, at the age of 97. She was united in marriage Dec. 19, 1928, to Howard Newsom, who preceded her in death on July 27, 1968. To this union two children were born, Gerald Newsom, who preceded her in death Dec. 29, 1966, and Vanetta Newsom...
Robert Lee Mills (01/03/08)
Robert Lee Mills, 86, was born Oct. 29, 1921, the son of the late George M. (Yet) Mills and Cora Norman Mills. He died Dec. 21, 2007, at Thayer, Mo. Robert (Bob) married Verdie Mae Rogers on Aug. 3, 1941. Bob and Verdie were married for 66 years. He served in the United States Army during World War II, and was honored with the Bonze Star, Jubilee of Liberty-Normandy and Good Conduct Medals. He was an employee of Howell?Oregon Electric, retiring after 31 years...
Edna D. Ketchens (01/03/08)
Edna D. Ketchens, of Salem, Ark., daughter of the late Grover Cleveland and Carrie (Evans) Nugent, was born Dec. 17, 1921, at French Fork, La. She died Dec. 15, 2007, at the Fulton County Hospital in Salem, Ark., at the age of 85. She was united in marriage to Cyrus B. Ketchens Sr. in the summer of 1942, in Jena, La. She worked as a homemaker and farmer. She was of the Pentecostal faith...
Brennie Whitaker (01/03/08)
Brennie Whitaker, 98, of Burke, Va., formerly of Thayer, Mo., died Dec. 7, 2007, in Burke Health Care Center in Burke, Va. Interment was held on Dec. 13 in the Thayer Cemetery at Thayer, Mo., with arrangements under the direction of the Carter Funeral Home of Thayer, Mo...
Donald Joseph Doctor (01/03/08)
Donald Joseph Doctor, 86, of Ash Flat, Ark., died Dec. 24, 2007, at the Fulton County Hospital in Salem, Ark. He was born Oct. 17, 1921, in Orland Park, Ill., the son of the late Lawrence W. Doctor and Mary Ellen (Harrington) Doctor. He was united in marriage to Betty Jane Buss on Feb. 11, 1947, in Joliet, Ill. He worked many years as an operating engineer and as a rancher. He was a member of St. Michael's Catholic Church...
Marriel Lenora Brown (01/03/08)
Marriel?Lenora Brown, 49, of Evening Shade, Ark., died Dec. 24, 2007, at her home. She was born Jan. 21, 1958, at Norfolk, Va., the daughter of Albert L. and Mildred (Martin)?Brown. She was a nurse for 25 years. She loved helping people and her patients came first. She loved to travel, visiting junk stores, gardening and her cats. She was of the Baptist faith and a member of the Eastern Star Chapter 511 in Cave City...
Elizabeth (Betty) Ocker (01/03/08)
Elizabeth (Betty) Ocker, 85, of Horseshoe Bend, Ark., died Dec. 11, 2007, at Crown Point Nursing and Rehab Center in Horseshoe Bend. She was born Dec. 31, 1921, the daughter of the late George John and Francis Hersch Linker in Chicago, Ill. She spent her early years in Jefferson City, Mo. Upon re-ceiving a bachelor of arts degree in education from Carthage College, she taught English in Hull, Ill...
Ray Holloway (01/03/08)
Ray Holloway was born the son of Lionel Holloway and Mattie Dowdy Holloway on Oct. 29, 1915, in Saddle, Ark. He died Dec. 16, 2007, in Mountain Home, Ark., at the age of 92. He was united in marriage to Mildred O. Smith on Jan. 31, 1942, in West Plains, Mo...
Roselene Cantrell (01/03/08)
Roselene Cantrell, of Oxford, Ark., daughter of the late Dave Caruthers and Addie Lou Carter Caruthers was born Feb. 24, 1919, in Oxford. She died Dec. 19, 2007, at the Fulton County Hospital in Salem at the age of 88. She was married to Hayden Helm Dec. 24, 1938. He preceded her in death and she later married Homer Grills who preceded her in death. She then married Doyle Cantrell who also preceded her in death...
Louis J. Zeibert (01/03/08)
Louis J. Zeibert, 63, of Cherokee Village, Ark., died Dec. 15, 2007, at his residence. He was born Oct. 30, 1944, in Chicago, Ill., the son of Louis Joseph Zeibert and Barbara (Chamberlain) Zeibert. He worked for many years for Allied Disposal before retiring.?He moved with his wife, Susan, to Cherokee Village from Blue Island, Ill., in 2006...
James Earl Whiteside (01/03/08)
James Earl Corrin Whiteside was born June 23, 1943, in Delaplaine, Ark., the son of Bill Whiteside and Ethel Carter. He died Dec. 16, 2007, at his home near Mammoth Spring, Ark., at the age of 64. He was united in marriage July 22, 1972, at Hardy, Ark., to Velma Rogers. ...
Carnie Sokol (01/03/08)
Carnie Sokol, of Salem, Ark., son of the late Harry and Sadie (Seigel)?Sokol, was born July 6, 1953, at Sikeston, Mo. He died at his home in Salem on Dec. 17, 2007, at the age of 54. He graduated from the Memphis State University with a Doctorate Degree in education...
Norma Allene Blanton (01/03/08)
Norma Allene Booker-Golightly-Blanton, 84, of Salem, Ark., died Dec. 20, 2007, in Mountain Home, Ark. She was born Nov. 2, 1922, in Headrick, Okla., the daughter of the late William R. and Lillian R. (Richardson) Booker. She graduated from Headrick High School, Headrick, Okla., on May 26, 1944. ...
Virginia Sue Newberry (01/03/08)
Virginia Sue Newberry, of Viola, Ark., daughter of the late Forest Beaver and Lillie McElmurry Beaver, was born Oct. 27, 1920, in Viola. She died Dec. 20, 2007, in Viola, Ark., at the age of 87. She was united in marriage to Fred Newberry on Jan. 22, 1938, in West Plains, Mo. To this union three children were born...
Ray Holloway (01/03/08)
Ray Holloway was born the son of Lionel Holloway and Mattie Dowdy Holloway on Oct. 29, 1915, in Saddle, Ark. He died Dec. 16, 2007, in Mountain Home, Ark., at the age of 92. He was united in marriage to Mildred O. Smith on Jan. 31, 1942, in West Plains, Mo...
Edna D. Ketchens (01/03/08)
Edna D. Ketchens, of Salem, Ark., daughter of the late Grover Cleveland and Carrie (Evans) Nugent, was born Dec. 17, 1921, at French Fork, La. She died Dec. 15, 2007, at the Fulton County Hospital in Salem, Ark., at the age of 85. She was united in marriage to Cyrus B. Ketchens Sr. in the summer of 1942, in Jena, La. She worked as a homemaker and farmer. She was of the Pentecostal faith...
Brennie Whitaker (01/03/08)
Brennie Whitaker, 98, of Burke, Va., formerly of Thayer, Mo., died Dec. 7, 2007, in Burke Health Care Center in Burke, Va. Interment was held on Dec. 13 in the Thayer Cemetery at Thayer, Mo., with arrangements under the direction of the Carter Funeral Home of Thayer, Mo...
Robert Lee Mills (01/03/08)
Robert Lee Mills, 86, was born Oct. 29, 1921, the son of the late George M. (Yet) Mills and Cora Norman Mills. He died Dec. 21, 2007, at Thayer, Mo. Robert (Bob) married Verdie Mae Rogers on Aug. 3, 1941. Bob and Verdie were married for 66 years. He served in the United States Army during World War II, and was honored with the Bonze Star, Jubilee of Liberty-Normandy and Good Conduct Medals. He was an employee of Howell?Oregon Electric, retiring after 31 years...
Carnie Sokol (01/03/08)
Carnie Sokol, of Salem, Ark., son of the late Harry and Sadie (Seigel)?Sokol, was born July 6, 1953, at Sikeston, Mo. He died at his home in Salem on Dec. 17, 2007, at the age of 54. He graduated from the Memphis State University with a Doctorate Degree in education...
Alice Newsom Potter (01/03/08)
Alice Newsom Potter was born March 30, 1910, in Mammoth Spring, Ark., the daughter of the late Everett Mark Whitman and Daisy Shride Whitman and died Dec. 14, 2007, at the age of 97. She was united in marriage Dec. 19, 1928, to Howard Newsom, who preceded her in death on July 27, 1968. To this union two children were born, Gerald Newsom, who preceded her in death Dec. 29, 1966, and Vanetta Newsom...
James Earl Whiteside (01/03/08)
James Earl Corrin Whiteside was born June 23, 1943, in Delaplaine, Ark., the son of Bill Whiteside and Ethel Carter. He died Dec. 16, 2007, at his home near Mammoth Spring, Ark., at the age of 64. He was united in marriage July 22, 1972, at Hardy, Ark., to Velma Rogers. ...
Louis J. Zeibert (01/03/08)
Louis J. Zeibert, 63, of Cherokee Village, Ark., died Dec. 15, 2007, at his residence. He was born Oct. 30, 1944, in Chicago, Ill., the son of Louis Joseph Zeibert and Barbara (Chamberlain) Zeibert. He worked for many years for Allied Disposal before retiring.?He moved with his wife, Susan, to Cherokee Village from Blue Island, Ill., in 2006...
Norma Allene Blanton (01/03/08)
Norma Allene Booker-Golightly-Blanton, 84, of Salem, Ark., died Dec. 20, 2007, in Mountain Home, Ark. She was born Nov. 2, 1922, in Headrick, Okla., the daughter of the late William R. and Lillian R. (Richardson) Booker. She graduated from Headrick High School, Headrick, Okla., on May 26, 1944. ...
Donald Joseph Doctor (01/03/08)
Donald Joseph Doctor, 86, of Ash Flat, Ark., died Dec. 24, 2007, at the Fulton County Hospital in Salem, Ark. He was born Oct. 17, 1921, in Orland Park, Ill., the son of the late Lawrence W. Doctor and Mary Ellen (Harrington) Doctor. He was united in marriage to Betty Jane Buss on Feb. 11, 1947, in Joliet, Ill. He worked many years as an operating engineer and as a rancher. He was a member of St. Michael's Catholic Church...
Marriel Lenora Brown (01/03/08)
Marriel?Lenora Brown, 49, of Evening Shade, Ark., died Dec. 24, 2007, at her home. She was born Jan. 21, 1958, at Norfolk, Va., the daughter of Albert L. and Mildred (Martin)?Brown. She was a nurse for 25 years. She loved helping people and her patients came first. She loved to travel, visiting junk stores, gardening and her cats. She was of the Baptist faith and a member of the Eastern Star Chapter 511 in Cave City...
Elizabeth (Betty) Ocker (01/03/08)
Elizabeth (Betty) Ocker, 85, of Horseshoe Bend, Ark., died Dec. 11, 2007, at Crown Point Nursing and Rehab Center in Horseshoe Bend. She was born Dec. 31, 1921, the daughter of the late George John and Francis Hersch Linker in Chicago, Ill. She spent her early years in Jefferson City, Mo. Upon re-ceiving a bachelor of arts degree in education from Carthage College, she taught English in Hull, Ill...
Virginia Sue Newberry (01/03/08)
Virginia Sue Newberry, of Viola, Ark., daughter of the late Forest Beaver and Lillie McElmurry Beaver, was born Oct. 27, 1920, in Viola. She died Dec. 20, 2007, in Viola, Ark., at the age of 87. She was united in marriage to Fred Newberry on Jan. 22, 1938, in West Plains, Mo. To this union three children were born...
Roselene Cantrell (01/03/08)
Roselene Cantrell, of Oxford, Ark., daughter of the late Dave Caruthers and Addie Lou Carter Caruthers was born Feb. 24, 1919, in Oxford. She died Dec. 19, 2007, at the Fulton County Hospital in Salem at the age of 88. She was married to Hayden Helm Dec. 24, 1938. He preceded her in death and she later married Homer Grills who preceded her in death. She then married Doyle Cantrell who also preceded her in death...
William E. Combs (01/03/08)
William E. Combs, 69, of Cherokee Village, Ark., died Dec. 20, 2007, Benton. He was born Dec. 1, 1938, in Klispell, Mont., the son of the late Cecil and Vesta (Dale) Combs. He was of the Baptist faith, a U.S. Army Vietnam veteran, and a member of the American Legion and the Veterans of Foreign Wars. ...
Marriel Lenora Brown (01/03/08)
Marriel Lenora Brown, 49, of Evening Shade, Ark., died Dec. 24, 2007, at her home. She was born Jan. 21, 1958, at Norfolk, Va., the daughter of Albert L. and Mildred (Martin) Brown. She was a nurse for 25 years. She loved helping people and her patients came first. ...
Larry John Mahaffey (01/03/08)
Larry John Mahaffey, 54, of Hardy, Ark., died at his home on Dec. 16, 2007. He was born Dec. 23, 1952, the son of Louis A. Mahaffey and Bernece Rogers Mahaffey. He attended school at Hardy Elementary, graduated from Highland High School in 1970 and attended Southern Baptist College. ...
Donald Joseph Doctor (01/03/08)
Donald Joseph Doctor, 86, of Ash Flat, Ark., died Dec. 24, 2007, at the Fulton County Hospital in Salem, Ark. He was born Oct. 17, 1921, in Orland Park, Ill., the son of the late Lawrence W. Doctor and Mary Ellen (Harrington) Doctor. He was united in marriage to Betty Jane Buss on Feb. ...