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Stories from Thursday, February 28, 2008

Scenic Rivers Watershed partnership to meet (02/28/08)
WINONA -- The Scenic Rivers Watershed Partnership will meet March 5 at the Twin Pines Conservation Education Center in Winona. The partnership was formed several years ago to protect the watersheds of the Eleven Point, Jacks Fork and Current Rivers...
Loebig prepares for fourth deployment (02/28/08)
THAYER -- A Thayer man, Sgt. James Loebig, is preparing for his fourth deployment with the 1138th Military Police Company with the Missouri National Guard. He will embark on a KFOR-10 mission to Kosovo. Loebig has served nine years in the Texas and Missouri National Guard. ...
Couch school board meets (02/28/08)
MYRTLE -- At the Feb. 14 school board meeting Couch High School Principal Russell Deckard informed school board members that Missouri State University had books to give the school. The books, offered to the school at no charge were regular library books for the elementary and high school libraries...
Board hires Madden (02/28/08)
MAMMOTH SPRING -- Due to freezing rain the Mammoth Spring School Board had a short meeting Feb. 11. The board voted to hire Monica Madden as a personal care aide for a student in the special education department at the school. Elementary principal Wade Powell and high school principal Brian Davis' contracts were extended by the board for the upcoming school year...
Hospital Board hires new administrator (02/28/08)
At the Feb. 25 meeting of the Fulton County Hospital Board, Angela Richmond was hired as the new administrator for the Fulton County Hospital. Richmond was named president and chief executive officer of the Community Medical Center of Izard County in August of 2006. She has also served as a director of finance for Ozarks Medical Center. Richmond and her husband, Terry, are residents of Viola...
Schools take action (02/28/08)
Fulton County schools now have a comprehensive plan of action in the event of a school shooting on their campuses. Fulton County Sheriff Walter Dillinger and Fulton County Chief Investigator Tom Hanselman are spearheading a new county wide policy to maximize the efficiency of school active shooter response...
Photo returned to tornado victim's family (02/28/08)
With so many families displaced and homes decimated, thousands of photos were lost to the recent storms. The family of three Atkins tornado victims killed Feb. 5, now have a little more to hold on to. Feb. 5 brought one of the worst tornados to hit Arkansas since 1957 and the longest track by a single tornado ever recorded in Arkansas, cutting a gash of destruction over 120 miles long from Atkins to Highland. ...
A stranger's kindness (02/28/08)
With the destruction of the Feb. 5 tornado some residents and business owners who were hit by the storm continue to look for their belongings and some find them in the oddest places. David and Georgia Harris, owners of Highland Window and Door, had an unexpected surprise this President's Day. A stranger brought them a handful of documents he found on his 1,500 acre farm in Billmore, Mo...
The county's CEO (02/28/08)
Reporters note: This is the fifth in a series about the elected offices in Fulton County. The chief executive officer for county government is the county judge. The county judge is elected to a two-year term of office with the requirements that he or she is a qualified elector and resident of the county...
Death under investigation (02/28/08)
ALTON -- An accident involving the death of an Alton man is still under investigation and charges may be filed, according to officials with Troop G of the Missouri Highway Patrol. According to officer Dale Pounds of Troop G of the Missouri Highway Patrol, Justin Crews, 21, of Alton lost control of the 1999 Chevy he was driving at 4:21 a.m. Feb. 24...
Twin Lakes Bancshares purchases Bank of Salem (02/28/08)
Twin Lakes Bancshares of Flippin, Ark., has agreed to purchase the ownership of Bank of Salem and to combine the bank with Twin Lakes Community Bank. According to officials, the merged banks will have assets of more than $150 million and will be able to provide a greater breadth of service for customers across North Central Arkansas. It is anticipated that the sale will be completed in July, pending regulatory approvals...
Cell phones to be collected for soldiers (02/28/08)
THAYER -- A local business is trying to help soldiers overseas by collecting used, disgarded, even broken cell phones. The project is called Cell Phones for Soldiers and was first started by teenagers Brittany and Robbie Berquist of Norwell, Md. and H&R Block of Thayer is helping with the project...
Bus additions topic at board meeting (02/28/08)
The Salem School board met Feb. 18 and discussed making changes to the board policies as well as expanding the Greyhound bus fleet. "The School has purchased the Arkansas Model School Board Policies from the Arkansas School Board Association and we are reviewing those, two sections per month, January through April," Salem School Superintendent Ken Rich said...
Short donates chair to hospital (02/28/08)
Former business owner Irene Short has added one more piece of comfort to the recent chair drive for the Fulton County Hospital in honor of her late husband Charley Short. "My husband had been on the Fulton County Hospital Board years ago and I noticed where the hospital needed some new chairs. So, I talked to LaDonna Harper and bought one and donated it to the hospital," Short said...
A stranger's kindness (02/28/08)
With the destruction of the Feb. 5 tornado some residents and business owners who were hit by the storm continue to look for their belongings and some find them in the oddest places. David and Georgia Harris, owners of Highland Window and Door, had an unexpected surprise this President's Day. A stranger brought them a handful of documents he found on his 1,500 acre farm in Billmore, Mo...
Board hires Madden (02/28/08)
MAMMOTH SPRING -- Due to freezing rain the Mammoth Spring School Board had a short meeting Feb. 11. The board voted to hire Monica Madden as a personal care aide for a student in the special education department at the school. Elementary principal Wade Powell and high school principal Brian Davis' contracts were extended by the board for the upcoming school year...
Death under investigation (02/28/08)
ALTON -- An accident involving the death of an Alton man is still under investigation and charges may be filed, according to officials with Troop G of the Missouri Highway Patrol. According to officer Dale Pounds of Troop G of the Missouri Highway Patrol, Justin Crews, 21, of Alton lost control of the 1999 Chevy he was driving at 4:21 a.m. Feb. 24...
Couch school board meets (02/28/08)
MYRTLE -- At the Feb. 14 school board meeting Couch High School Principal Russell Deckard informed school board members that Missouri State University had books to give the school. The books, offered to the school at no charge were regular library books for the elementary and high school libraries...
Scenic Rivers Watershed partnership to meet (02/28/08)
WINONA -- The Scenic Rivers Watershed Partnership will meet March 5 at the Twin Pines Conservation Education Center in Winona. The partnership was formed several years ago to protect the watersheds of the Eleven Point, Jacks Fork and Current Rivers...
Bus additions topic at board meeting (02/28/08)
The Salem School board met Feb. 18 and discussed making changes to the board policies as well as expanding the Greyhound bus fleet. "The School has purchased the Arkansas Model School Board Policies from the Arkansas School Board Association and we are reviewing those, two sections per month, January through April," Salem School Superintendent Ken Rich said...
Twin Lakes Bancshares purchases Bank of Salem (02/28/08)
Twin Lakes Bancshares of Flippin, Ark., has agreed to purchase the ownership of Bank of Salem and to combine the bank with Twin Lakes Community Bank. According to officials, the merged banks will have assets of more than $150 million and will be able to provide a greater breadth of service for customers across North Central Arkansas. It is anticipated that the sale will be completed in July, pending regulatory approvals...
The county's CEO (02/28/08)
Reporters note: This is the fifth in a series about the elected offices in Fulton County. The chief executive officer for county government is the county judge. The county judge is elected to a two-year term of office with the requirements that he or she is a qualified elector and resident of the county...
Photo returned to tornado victim's family (02/28/08)
With so many families displaced and homes decimated, thousands of photos were lost to the recent storms. The family of three Atkins tornado victims killed Feb. 5, now have a little more to hold on to. Feb. 5 brought one of the worst tornados to hit Arkansas since 1957 and the longest track by a single tornado ever recorded in Arkansas, cutting a gash of destruction over 120 miles long from Atkins to Highland. ...
Schools take action (02/28/08)
Fulton County schools now have a comprehensive plan of action in the event of a school shooting on their campuses. Fulton County Sheriff Walter Dillinger and Fulton County Chief Investigator Tom Hanselman are spearheading a new county wide policy to maximize the efficiency of school active shooter response...
Hospital Board hires new administrator (02/28/08)
At the Feb. 25 meeting of the Fulton County Hospital Board, Angela Richmond was hired as the new administrator for the Fulton County Hospital. Richmond was named president and chief executive officer of the Community Medical Center of Izard County in August of 2006. She has also served as a director of finance for Ozarks Medical Center. Richmond and her husband, Terry, are residents of Viola...
Loebig prepares for fourth deployment (02/28/08)
THAYER -- A Thayer man, Sgt. James Loebig, is preparing for his fourth deployment with the 1138th Military Police Company with the Missouri National Guard. He will embark on a KFOR-10 mission to Kosovo. Loebig has served nine years in the Texas and Missouri National Guard. ...
Short donates chair to hospital (02/28/08)
Former business owner Irene Short has added one more piece of comfort to the recent chair drive for the Fulton County Hospital in honor of her late husband Charley Short. "My husband had been on the Fulton County Hospital Board years ago and I noticed where the hospital needed some new chairs. So, I talked to LaDonna Harper and bought one and donated it to the hospital," Short said...
Cell phones to be collected for soldiers (02/28/08)
THAYER -- A local business is trying to help soldiers overseas by collecting used, disgarded, even broken cell phones. The project is called Cell Phones for Soldiers and was first started by teenagers Brittany and Robbie Berquist of Norwell, Md. and H&R Block of Thayer is helping with the project...
Surprise party planned for Wheeler (02/28/08)
A surprise 80th birthday party for Roy Wheeler will be held Sunday, March 2 at the Gepp Fire Station from 2-4 p.m. The Gepp Fire Station is just 1/3 mile off of Highway 62, on Highway 87. The family requests no gifts, but cards can be sent to Roy Wheeler, General Delivery, Gepp, AR 72538...
Surprise party planned for Wheeler (02/28/08)
A surprise 80th birthday party for Roy Wheeler will be held Sunday, March 2 at the Gepp Fire Station from 2-4 p.m. The Gepp Fire Station is just 1/3 mile off of Highway 62, on Highway 87. The family requests no gifts, but cards can be sent to Roy Wheeler, General Delivery, Gepp, AR 72538...
Caraway comes through for Katz (02/28/08)
With the game tied and a trip to the state tournament hanging on the line, Kody Caraway missed Melbourne's last shot in regulation. But that's OK. In overtime, Caraway didn't miss, burying two huge 3-pointers for Melbourne's only points in the extra frame, points that sent the Bearkatz to the state tournament with a thrilling 41-39 victory over Norfork in the third-place game of the Class 1A Region 2 Tournament in Brockwell Feb. 25...
Defending champs chase Koshkonong (02/28/08)
Looking to advance out of the first round of the Class 2 District 9 Tournament at Mansfield High School Feb. 23, the Koshkonong Lady Bluejays were not exactly presented with a walk in the park. Instead, they were matched up with the defending Class 2 state champion Hartville Lady Eagles...
Lady Cougars headed to Harrison (02/28/08)
The Izard County Lady Cougars and Mount Pleasant Lady Bluebirds looked like a couple of evenly-matched teams in the third-place game of the Class 1A Region 2 Tournament in Brockwell Feb. 25. Two evenly-matched teams that struggled mightily at scoring the basketball in the first half of play...
Bobcats number one in Class 2; grab piece of SCA title (02/28/08)
The Thayer Bobcats wrapped up their regular season with their final home game of the year, a rescheduled South Central Association contest with the Cabool Bulldogs Feb. 18. And although they did not have an easy time with Cabool, the Cats, ranked number one in the state in Class 2, still racked up their 25th win of the year, against only one setback, with a 44-31 victory over the Bulldogs...
Izard County bags regional title (02/28/08)
The one thing the Viola Longhorns did not want to do in the finals of the Class 1A Region 2 Tournament Feb. 25 at the Cougars' Den in Brockwell was give the home team an inch of breathing room. Turns out the Horns gave Izard County a lot more than just an inch of breathing room...
Wicker, Mills provide wake up call for Couch (02/28/08)
The top-seeded Couch Lady Indians may have suffered a brief moment of sluggishness in the first round of the Class 2 District 9 Tournament at Mansfield High School Feb. 23, but it turns out the Lady Indians had the right stuff to shake it off. Namely, Lorra Wicker and Whitney Mills...
Lady Pirates take the fifth (02/28/08)
Turns out number five was not meant to be number 19. Entering their matchup in the finals of the Class 1A Region 2 Tournament Feb. 25 at the Cougars' Den in Brockwell, the Melbourne Lady Bearkatz and Calico Rock Lady Pirates had met on four previous occasions this season. Melbourne, after losing the first one of those games, had won three straight over Calico Rock, the last a scant week ago in the district tournament finals, a contest the Lady Katz won by 13 points...
Mammoth Spring falls in regional tournament (02/28/08)
Mammoth Spring saw its basketball season come to an end Feb. 22 in the first round of the 1A Region 2 Tournament at the Cougars' Den in Brockwell. The Lady Bears fell to Calico Rock 73-50, while the Bears were done in at the hands of the Melbourne Bearkatz, 56-49...
Lady Bobcats rout Liberty; earn SCA crown (02/28/08)
While it was a makeup game, it was a very important one that took place at Thayer High School Feb. 20. It was especially important for the homestanding Lady Bobcats. A makeup game with the Mountain View/Birch Tree Liberty Lady Eagles. A win would give Thayer the South Central Association title with an undefeated record...
Thayer's dynamic duo too much for Norwood (02/28/08)
The game might have had a bit of nail-biting anxiety in the late-going, but there was more than enough Micah Stevens in the early-going to make sure the Thayer Lady Bobcat faithful left Mansfield High School happy Feb. 23. Stevens exploded for 20 points in the first half and Thayer (23-3) fought off a late charge by Norwood to advance out of the first round of the Class 2 District 9 Tournament with a 63-51 victory over the Lady Pirates (20-6)...
Defending champs chase Koshkonong (02/28/08)
Looking to advance out of the first round of the Class 2 District 9 Tournament at Mansfield High School Feb. 23, the Koshkonong Lady Bluejays were not exactly presented with a walk in the park. Instead, they were matched up with the defending Class 2 state champion Hartville Lady Eagles...
Bobcats number one in Class 2; grab piece of SCA title (02/28/08)
The Thayer Bobcats wrapped up their regular season with their final home game of the year, a rescheduled South Central Association contest with the Cabool Bulldogs Feb. 18. And although they did not have an easy time with Cabool, the Cats, ranked number one in the state in Class 2, still racked up their 25th win of the year, against only one setback, with a 44-31 victory over the Bulldogs...
Izard County bags regional title (02/28/08)
The one thing the Viola Longhorns did not want to do in the finals of the Class 1A Region 2 Tournament Feb. 25 at the Cougars' Den in Brockwell was give the home team an inch of breathing room. Turns out the Horns gave Izard County a lot more than just an inch of breathing room...
Lady Cougars headed to Harrison (02/28/08)
The Izard County Lady Cougars and Mount Pleasant Lady Bluebirds looked like a couple of evenly-matched teams in the third-place game of the Class 1A Region 2 Tournament in Brockwell Feb. 25. Two evenly-matched teams that struggled mightily at scoring the basketball in the first half of play...
Caraway comes through for Katz (02/28/08)
With the game tied and a trip to the state tournament hanging on the line, Kody Caraway missed Melbourne's last shot in regulation. But that's OK. In overtime, Caraway didn't miss, burying two huge 3-pointers for Melbourne's only points in the extra frame, points that sent the Bearkatz to the state tournament with a thrilling 41-39 victory over Norfork in the third-place game of the Class 1A Region 2 Tournament in Brockwell Feb. 25...
Thayer's dynamic duo too much for Norwood (02/28/08)
The game might have had a bit of nail-biting anxiety in the late-going, but there was more than enough Micah Stevens in the early-going to make sure the Thayer Lady Bobcat faithful left Mansfield High School happy Feb. 23. Stevens exploded for 20 points in the first half and Thayer (23-3) fought off a late charge by Norwood to advance out of the first round of the Class 2 District 9 Tournament with a 63-51 victory over the Lady Pirates (20-6)...
Lady Bobcats rout Liberty; earn SCA crown (02/28/08)
While it was a makeup game, it was a very important one that took place at Thayer High School Feb. 20. It was especially important for the homestanding Lady Bobcats. A makeup game with the Mountain View/Birch Tree Liberty Lady Eagles. A win would give Thayer the South Central Association title with an undefeated record...
Wicker, Mills provide wake up call for Couch (02/28/08)
The top-seeded Couch Lady Indians may have suffered a brief moment of sluggishness in the first round of the Class 2 District 9 Tournament at Mansfield High School Feb. 23, but it turns out the Lady Indians had the right stuff to shake it off. Namely, Lorra Wicker and Whitney Mills...
Mammoth Spring falls in regional tournament (02/28/08)
Mammoth Spring saw its basketball season come to an end Feb. 22 in the first round of the 1A Region 2 Tournament at the Cougars' Den in Brockwell. The Lady Bears fell to Calico Rock 73-50, while the Bears were done in at the hands of the Melbourne Bearkatz, 56-49...
Lady Pirates take the fifth (02/28/08)
Turns out number five was not meant to be number 19. Entering their matchup in the finals of the Class 1A Region 2 Tournament Feb. 25 at the Cougars' Den in Brockwell, the Melbourne Lady Bearkatz and Calico Rock Lady Pirates had met on four previous occasions this season. Melbourne, after losing the first one of those games, had won three straight over Calico Rock, the last a scant week ago in the district tournament finals, a contest the Lady Katz won by 13 points...
Amy Marie (Howard)?Wallis (02/28/08)
Amy Marie (Howard) Wallis, 94, of Little Rock, Ark., formerly of Smithville, died Feb. 21, 2008, at a Little Rock nursing home. She was born Sept. 26, 1913, at Emery, Ark., the daughter of the late Holly and Aurora (Christenberry)?Howard. She had worked as a sales clerk for the Veterans Hospital in?Little Rock and was of the Nazarene faith...
"Neal" Crase (02/28/08)
Royal Cornelius "Neal"?Crase, was born the son of Jewel James Crase and Alta Lena Combs Crase on May 12, 1934, at Couch, Mo., and died Feb. 15, 2008, in Mountain Home, Ark., at the age of 73. He was united in marriage Aug. 14, 1955, at Couch, Mo., to Nadine Grooms...
Randy Mynatt (02/28/08)
Randy Mynatt of Melbourne, Ark., son of Verbal Mynatt Davis, was born Jan. 11, 1955 in Melbourne. He died on Feb. 20, 2008, in Calico Rock, Ark., at the age of 53 years. He was employed as a carpenter. He is survived by: his mother, Verbal Davis of Melbourne; one sister and brother-in-law, Linda and Boyce Sheffield of Melbourne; one brother and sister-in-law, Ronnie and Marcie Davis of Melbourne; two aunts, Bonnie Green of Melbourne and Lucille Mynatt of California; one uncle, R. ...
Jim Standley (02/28/08)
Jim Standley, 64, of Shell Knob, Mo., died on Feb. 22, 2008, at his home in Shell Knob. Standley, son of Joseph and Edith (Winn) Standley, was born on Nov. 9, 1943, in Koshkonong, Mo. He was the owner of Standley Auction and Appraisal Services. He married Kay Allen on May 17, 1963 in Wichita, Kan. Jim was the past Worshipful Master of the Central Crossing 674 AFandAM...
Wanda Pinkston Smith (02/28/08)
Wanda Kay (Pinkston) Smith, 61, of Sun Rise Beach, Mo., died Feb. 18, 2008, at the Tyler County Hospital in Woodville, Texas. She was born Aug. 22, 1946, at Batesville, Ark., the daughter of John and Elsie (Andrews) Pinkston. She graduated from Cave City High School in 1964 where she was active in basketball and several clubs. ...
Ivan Chronister (02/28/08)
Clifton Ivan Chron-ister was born the son of Ora Edward Chronister and Arena J. Parrott Chronister on Nov 10, 1924, at Alton, Mo., and died Feb. 18, 2008, in Springfield, Mo., at the age of 83. He was united in marriage Feb. 1, 1947, at Salem, Ark., to Nadene Blakley...
Carroll Dean Barton (02/28/08)
Carroll Dean Barton, 76, of Denton, Texas, died Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2008, at his home. He was born May 16, 1931, in Alton, Mo., the son of Albert L. and Jessie (Smith)?Barton. He was married to Wanda Muriel Watson on June 20, 1953, in Alton. (She died Aug. 25, 1998)...
Dale Huddleston (02/28/08)
Dale Huddleston was born Dec. 1, 1933, a Rover, Mo., the son of the late Ray M. Huddleston and Clara Young Huddleston. He died Feb. 13, 2008, in Thayer, Mo., at the age of 74. He was united in marriage May 28, 1954, at Thayer, Mo., to Nadine Johnson, who preceded him in death April 17, 2007...
Daniel Hayden Watters (02/28/08)
Daniel Hayden Watters of ?Melbourne, Ark., son of the late Elmer and Clementine Watters, was born Aug. 14, 1926, in Jumbo, Ark. He died Feb. 17, 2008, in Batesville, Ark., at the age of 81. He was united in marriage to Una Imogene Cooper on Nov. 1, 1948, and to this union one daughter was born...
Jo Ann Sneed (02/28/08)
Jo Ann Sneed, 69, of Williford, Ark., died Monday, Feb. 20, 2008, at Baxter Regional Medical Center in Mountain Home, Ark. She was born on Aug. 30, 1938, at Poughkeepsie, Ark., the daughter of Ira and Myrtle Cruse Edwards. Jo Ann was united in marriage to Bobby Sneed. He preceded her in death Feb. 5, 1990...
Deloris Dunn (02/28/08)
Deloris Dunn, 86, of Ash Flat, Ark., died Feb. 6, 2008, at the Fulton County Hospital in Salem, Ark. She was born Oct. 30, 1921, in Kansas City, Mo. She was a member of the Church of Christ. She is survived by: one son and daughter-in-law, Larry and Val Dunn of Pleasant Plains, Ark.; one daughter and son-in-law, Patricia and Bill Shilvock of Saddle, Ark.; 12 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren...
Vicy Wilson (02/28/08)
Vicy Wilson, 87, of Cave City, Ark., died Feb. 22, 2008, at the Cave City Nursing Home in Cave City. She was born May 10, 1920, at Yamen, Ky., to Owen and Willie (Duncan) Renfrow. She was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by: her parents; her husband, Clarence Wilson; one brother; and several sisters...
Iva Lota Smith (02/28/08)
Iva Lota Smith of Mammoth Spring, Ark. was born June 1, 1928, in Mammoth Spring, the daughter of the late Oscar Powell and Rose Etta Martin Powell. She died Feb. 17, 2008, in West Plains, Mo., at the age of 79. She was a seamstress working for many years for Puritan Fashions in Thayer. Later she became manager of the Mammoth Spring Estates in Mammoth Spring. She was a member of the Pilot Church of Christ...
Stanley Floyd Conway (02/28/08)
Stanley Floyd Conway, 78, of Ash Flat, Ark., died Feb. 21, 2008, at St. Bernard's Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro, Ark. He was born July 24, 1929, in Evening Shade, Ark., the son of John Henry Conway and Grace Elizabeth (Ridgeway) Conway. He was a veteran of the United States Army and worked in construction for many years...
Juana "Tee"?Wright (02/28/08)
Juana "Tee"?Wright, 71, of Hardy, Ark., died Feb. 5, 2008, at the Fulton County Hospital in Salem, Ark. She was born March 18, 1936, in New Mexico, the daughter of the late John Thomas Wright and Rose Laura (Brocarro) Wright. She moved to Sharp County with her family over 65 years ago. Tee was the first woman in Sharp County to sell real estate. She owned and operated the Sharp County Abstract and Title Company for over 37 years...
Amy Marie (Howard)?Wallis (02/28/08)
Amy Marie (Howard) Wallis, 94, of Little Rock, Ark., formerly of Smithville, died Feb. 21, 2008, at a Little Rock nursing home. She was born Sept. 26, 1913, at Emery, Ark., the daughter of the late Holly and Aurora (Christenberry)?Howard. She had worked as a sales clerk for the Veterans Hospital in?Little Rock and was of the Nazarene faith...
Juana "Tee"?Wright (02/28/08)
Juana "Tee"?Wright, 71, of Hardy, Ark., died Feb. 5, 2008, at the Fulton County Hospital in Salem, Ark. She was born March 18, 1936, in New Mexico, the daughter of the late John Thomas Wright and Rose Laura (Brocarro) Wright. She moved to Sharp County with her family over 65 years ago. Tee was the first woman in Sharp County to sell real estate. She owned and operated the Sharp County Abstract and Title Company for over 37 years...
Randy Mynatt (02/28/08)
Randy Mynatt of Melbourne, Ark., son of Verbal Mynatt Davis, was born Jan. 11, 1955 in Melbourne. He died on Feb. 20, 2008, in Calico Rock, Ark., at the age of 53 years. He was employed as a carpenter. He is survived by: his mother, Verbal Davis of Melbourne; one sister and brother-in-law, Linda and Boyce Sheffield of Melbourne; one brother and sister-in-law, Ronnie and Marcie Davis of Melbourne; two aunts, Bonnie Green of Melbourne and Lucille Mynatt of California; one uncle, R. ...
Stanley Floyd Conway (02/28/08)
Stanley Floyd Conway, 78, of Ash Flat, Ark., died Feb. 21, 2008, at St. Bernard's Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro, Ark. He was born July 24, 1929, in Evening Shade, Ark., the son of John Henry Conway and Grace Elizabeth (Ridgeway) Conway. He was a veteran of the United States Army and worked in construction for many years...
Carroll Dean Barton (02/28/08)
Carroll Dean Barton, 76, of Denton, Texas, died Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2008, at his home. He was born May 16, 1931, in Alton, Mo., the son of Albert L. and Jessie (Smith)?Barton. He was married to Wanda Muriel Watson on June 20, 1953, in Alton. (She died Aug. 25, 1998)...
Jo Ann Sneed (02/28/08)
Jo Ann Sneed, 69, of Williford, Ark., died Monday, Feb. 20, 2008, at Baxter Regional Medical Center in Mountain Home, Ark. She was born on Aug. 30, 1938, at Poughkeepsie, Ark., the daughter of Ira and Myrtle Cruse Edwards. Jo Ann was united in marriage to Bobby Sneed. He preceded her in death Feb. 5, 1990...
Iva Lota Smith (02/28/08)
Iva Lota Smith of Mammoth Spring, Ark. was born June 1, 1928, in Mammoth Spring, the daughter of the late Oscar Powell and Rose Etta Martin Powell. She died Feb. 17, 2008, in West Plains, Mo., at the age of 79. She was a seamstress working for many years for Puritan Fashions in Thayer. Later she became manager of the Mammoth Spring Estates in Mammoth Spring. She was a member of the Pilot Church of Christ...
Jim Standley (02/28/08)
Jim Standley, 64, of Shell Knob, Mo., died on Feb. 22, 2008, at his home in Shell Knob. Standley, son of Joseph and Edith (Winn) Standley, was born on Nov. 9, 1943, in Koshkonong, Mo. He was the owner of Standley Auction and Appraisal Services. He married Kay Allen on May 17, 1963 in Wichita, Kan. Jim was the past Worshipful Master of the Central Crossing 674 AFandAM...
Ivan Chronister (02/28/08)
Clifton Ivan Chron-ister was born the son of Ora Edward Chronister and Arena J. Parrott Chronister on Nov 10, 1924, at Alton, Mo., and died Feb. 18, 2008, in Springfield, Mo., at the age of 83. He was united in marriage Feb. 1, 1947, at Salem, Ark., to Nadene Blakley...
"Neal" Crase (02/28/08)
Royal Cornelius "Neal"?Crase, was born the son of Jewel James Crase and Alta Lena Combs Crase on May 12, 1934, at Couch, Mo., and died Feb. 15, 2008, in Mountain Home, Ark., at the age of 73. He was united in marriage Aug. 14, 1955, at Couch, Mo., to Nadine Grooms...
Dale Huddleston (02/28/08)
Dale Huddleston was born Dec. 1, 1933, a Rover, Mo., the son of the late Ray M. Huddleston and Clara Young Huddleston. He died Feb. 13, 2008, in Thayer, Mo., at the age of 74. He was united in marriage May 28, 1954, at Thayer, Mo., to Nadine Johnson, who preceded him in death April 17, 2007...
Daniel Hayden Watters (02/28/08)
Daniel Hayden Watters of ?Melbourne, Ark., son of the late Elmer and Clementine Watters, was born Aug. 14, 1926, in Jumbo, Ark. He died Feb. 17, 2008, in Batesville, Ark., at the age of 81. He was united in marriage to Una Imogene Cooper on Nov. 1, 1948, and to this union one daughter was born...
Deloris Dunn (02/28/08)
Deloris Dunn, 86, of Ash Flat, Ark., died Feb. 6, 2008, at the Fulton County Hospital in Salem, Ark. She was born Oct. 30, 1921, in Kansas City, Mo. She was a member of the Church of Christ. She is survived by: one son and daughter-in-law, Larry and Val Dunn of Pleasant Plains, Ark.; one daughter and son-in-law, Patricia and Bill Shilvock of Saddle, Ark.; 12 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren...
Vicy Wilson (02/28/08)
Vicy Wilson, 87, of Cave City, Ark., died Feb. 22, 2008, at the Cave City Nursing Home in Cave City. She was born May 10, 1920, at Yamen, Ky., to Owen and Willie (Duncan) Renfrow. She was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by: her parents; her husband, Clarence Wilson; one brother; and several sisters...
Wanda Pinkston Smith (02/28/08)
Wanda Kay (Pinkston) Smith, 61, of Sun Rise Beach, Mo., died Feb. 18, 2008, at the Tyler County Hospital in Woodville, Texas. She was born Aug. 22, 1946, at Batesville, Ark., the daughter of John and Elsie (Andrews) Pinkston. She graduated from Cave City High School in 1964 where she was active in basketball and several clubs. ...
Ethan Roger Conner (02/28/08)
Roger and Lorrie Conner of Alton, Mo., announce the birth of a son, Ethan Roger, born at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains on Jan. 26, 2008, at 9:32 a.m. He weighed 7 pounds, 13 ounces and was 21-inches long. Ethan was welcomed home by brothers, Austin, 6, and Kaleb, 11 months...
Merci Graci Ellis (02/28/08)
Landon Ellis announces the birth of his baby sister, Merci Graci Ellis. She was born on Jan. 31, 2008, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. She weighed 6 pounds, 14 ounces and was 18-inches long. Landon and Merci also have a sister, Remi, who died Jan. 25, 2007...
Merci Graci Ellis (02/28/08)
Landon Ellis announces the birth of his baby sister, Merci Graci Ellis. She was born on Jan. 31, 2008, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. She weighed 6 pounds, 14 ounces and was 18-inches long. Landon and Merci also have a sister, Remi, who died Jan. 25, 2007...
Ethan Roger Conner (02/28/08)
Roger and Lorrie Conner of Alton, Mo., announce the birth of a son, Ethan Roger, born at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains on Jan. 26, 2008, at 9:32 a.m. He weighed 7 pounds, 13 ounces and was 21-inches long. Ethan was welcomed home by brothers, Austin, 6, and Kaleb, 11 months...
Gazaway -- Barbee (02/28/08)
George and Ginger Gazaway of Alton, have announced the upcoming marriage of their daughter, Brittany to William Barbee, son of Greg and Vickie Barbee of Thayer. The wedding ceremony will be held at the First Baptist church of Alton on Saturday, March 1 at 2 p.m...
Johnson -- Tankersley (02/28/08)
Joe and Ruby Johnson of Hardy, announce the engagement and marriage of their daughter, Elizabeth Diane, to Robert Gene Tankersley II, son of Robert and Kaye Tankersley of Cherokee Village. Johnson, a 2007 honors graduate of Ozarka College-ARNEC RN?program, is currently employed at Ozarka College and WRMC at Batesville...
Busch -- Sims (02/28/08)
Jeff and Raynea Busch of Mammoth Spring announce the engagement of their daughter, Madison Raynea to Zachary Chaz Sims. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Homer and Donna Collins and the late Estel and Ruby Busch all of Mammoth Spring. The prospective bridegroom is the son of Brenda Smith of Mammoth Spring and Terry Sims of Nashville, Tenn. He is the grandson of Martin and Roberta Godwin of Mammoth Spring and Charles and Sue Sims of Elizabethton, Tenn...
Gazaway -- Barbee (02/28/08)
George and Ginger Gazaway of Alton, have announced the upcoming marriage of their daughter, Brittany to William Barbee, son of Greg and Vickie Barbee of Thayer. The wedding ceremony will be held at the First Baptist church of Alton on Saturday, March 1 at 2 p.m...
Johnson -- Tankersley (02/28/08)
Joe and Ruby Johnson of Hardy, announce the engagement and marriage of their daughter, Elizabeth Diane, to Robert Gene Tankersley II, son of Robert and Kaye Tankersley of Cherokee Village. Johnson, a 2007 honors graduate of Ozarka College-ARNEC RN?program, is currently employed at Ozarka College and WRMC at Batesville...
Busch -- Sims (02/28/08)
Jeff and Raynea Busch of Mammoth Spring announce the engagement of their daughter, Madison Raynea to Zachary Chaz Sims. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Homer and Donna Collins and the late Estel and Ruby Busch all of Mammoth Spring. The prospective bridegroom is the son of Brenda Smith of Mammoth Spring and Terry Sims of Nashville, Tenn. He is the grandson of Martin and Roberta Godwin of Mammoth Spring and Charles and Sue Sims of Elizabethton, Tenn...
Your View (02/28/08)
Sharp County officials say thank you for the help Sharp County Judge Larry Brown and Office of Emergency Management Coordinator Gene Moore want to thank all volunteers, churches, business organizations, volunteer teams, both local and out-of-state, police departments, fire stations, emergency personnel, caring and concerned citizens of Sharp County and anyone who joined in the recovery effort of Highland and Ash Flat after the Feb. 5 tornado...
Your View (02/28/08)
Sharp County officials say thank you for the help Sharp County Judge Larry Brown and Office of Emergency Management Coordinator Gene Moore want to thank all volunteers, churches, business organizations, volunteer teams, both local and out-of-state, police departments, fire stations, emergency personnel, caring and concerned citizens of Sharp County and anyone who joined in the recovery effort of Highland and Ash Flat after the Feb. 5 tornado...