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Stories from Wednesday, March 5, 2008

1947 tornado remembered (03/05/08)
Life is slowly getting back to normal in the local area, but those effected by the Feb. 5 tornadoes know the images, sounds and memories of those trying days will stay with them. Jimmy Weathers, a resident of Salem, still remembers the tornado that ripped through Salem in 1947 destroying large parts of the town, including Weathers' home...
A new leader among leaders (03/05/08)
MYRTLE -- Couch High School junior Jessica Jones has been elected Region 9 Family Careers, Community, Leadership of America (FCCLA) president. The election was held Feb. 19 in Willow Springs. Region 9 is made up of 23 schools in southern Missouri. Jones ran against two other young ladies; one from Thayer and one from West Plains...
Helping out with the necessities (03/05/08)
MAMMOTH SPRING -- The Welcome Hill Church of Christ recently united with the Stateline Church of Christ. As the congregation has grown, they saw a need in the Thayer/Mammoth Spring community. "This is a winning combination as we are better able to serve the local communities with the Necessities of Life. We are here not only for spiritual help and guidance, but to physically help where we can," said Sue Purcell, church member...
A sheriff's responsibility (03/05/08)
Reporters note: This is the sixth in a series about the elected offices in Fulton County. The office of sheriff is one of the oldest offices known to the common law system. The office dates back to at least the reign of Alfred the Great in England, and some scholars even argue that the office of sheriff was first created during the Roman occupation of England...
A clerk's job is never done (03/05/08)
OREGON COUNTY -- As Oregon County Clerk, Gary Hensley wears many different hats. He handles all of the election activities in the county and serves as clerk to the county commission. He took office in January 1995. "I work close with the Missouri Secretary of State's office. That office oversees all elections in the state and keeps my office informed on state laws that have changed," he said. "I send our election results, after an election, to the secretary of state and they certify them...
Man leaves Ding Dongs in dryers (03/05/08)
A Federal Express driver made an unscheduled pit stop at the Salem Laundromat in the early hours of Feb. 8 to drop off a few unusual packages. Jerry Wayne Whitaker II, 32, of Mountain View, was caught on camera depositing chocolate Ding Dongs in every clothes dryer in the business, according to Salem Police Chief Albert Roork...
America (03/05/08)
ALTON -- An Alton girl, Angelica Thomas, 9, has won a national poetry contest. Land Line Magazine headquartered in Grain Valley, Mo., recently held a poetry contest. Land Line is a trucking publication and is the flagship magazine for Owner Operator Driver Association...
Richmond is new hospital administrator (03/05/08)
Angela Richmond was hired as the new CEO and administrator for the Fulton County Hospital at the Feb. 25 Fulton County Hospital Board meeting. Albert Roork, police chief for Fulton County and board member said that Richmond's experience will be beneficial for the hospital while they are in the process of making major changes...
1947 tornado remembered (03/05/08)
Life is slowly getting back to normal in the local area, but those effected by the Feb. 5 tornadoes know the images, sounds and memories of those trying days will stay with them. Jimmy Weathers, a resident of Salem, still remembers the tornado that ripped through Salem in 1947 destroying large parts of the town, including Weathers' home...
A new leader among leaders (03/05/08)
MYRTLE -- Couch High School junior Jessica Jones has been elected Region 9 Family Careers, Community, Leadership of America (FCCLA) president. The election was held Feb. 19 in Willow Springs. Region 9 is made up of 23 schools in southern Missouri. Jones ran against two other young ladies; one from Thayer and one from West Plains...
A clerk's job is never done (03/05/08)
OREGON COUNTY -- As Oregon County Clerk, Gary Hensley wears many different hats. He handles all of the election activities in the county and serves as clerk to the county commission. He took office in January 1995. "I work close with the Missouri Secretary of State's office. That office oversees all elections in the state and keeps my office informed on state laws that have changed," he said. "I send our election results, after an election, to the secretary of state and they certify them...
A sheriff's responsibility (03/05/08)
Reporters note: This is the sixth in a series about the elected offices in Fulton County. The office of sheriff is one of the oldest offices known to the common law system. The office dates back to at least the reign of Alfred the Great in England, and some scholars even argue that the office of sheriff was first created during the Roman occupation of England...
Helping out with the necessities (03/05/08)
MAMMOTH SPRING -- The Welcome Hill Church of Christ recently united with the Stateline Church of Christ. As the congregation has grown, they saw a need in the Thayer/Mammoth Spring community. "This is a winning combination as we are better able to serve the local communities with the Necessities of Life. We are here not only for spiritual help and guidance, but to physically help where we can," said Sue Purcell, church member...
America (03/05/08)
ALTON -- An Alton girl, Angelica Thomas, 9, has won a national poetry contest. Land Line Magazine headquartered in Grain Valley, Mo., recently held a poetry contest. Land Line is a trucking publication and is the flagship magazine for Owner Operator Driver Association...
Man leaves Ding Dongs in dryers (03/05/08)
A Federal Express driver made an unscheduled pit stop at the Salem Laundromat in the early hours of Feb. 8 to drop off a few unusual packages. Jerry Wayne Whitaker II, 32, of Mountain View, was caught on camera depositing chocolate Ding Dongs in every clothes dryer in the business, according to Salem Police Chief Albert Roork...
Richmond is new hospital administrator (03/05/08)
Angela Richmond was hired as the new CEO and administrator for the Fulton County Hospital at the Feb. 25 Fulton County Hospital Board meeting. Albert Roork, police chief for Fulton County and board member said that Richmond's experience will be beneficial for the hospital while they are in the process of making major changes...
Welch promoted to Lieutenant Colonel (03/05/08)
Brad Welch, son of Mr. and Mrs. Dale Welch of Sparta, Mo., was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel on Feb. 9 at his unit in Darien, Ill., a suburb of Chicago. Welch serves in the U.S. Army Reserve as a full-time Active Guard Reservist with the 416th Engineer Command...
Welch promoted to Lieutenant Colonel (03/05/08)
Brad Welch, son of Mr. and Mrs. Dale Welch of Sparta, Mo., was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel on Feb. 9 at his unit in Darien, Ill., a suburb of Chicago. Welch serves in the U.S. Army Reserve as a full-time Active Guard Reservist with the 416th Engineer Command...
Berry very big for Lions (03/05/08)
By anyone's standards, Quentin Berry is one big dude. But in the eyes of the Mansfield Lions, the 6-7, 255-pound-plus Berry is probably bigger than Mount Everest. The Lions' big senior post player had the game of his life March 1 in the championship game of the Class 2 District 9 Tournament at Mansfield High School...
Loss to Couch end of era for Lady Cats (03/05/08)
The basketball landscape at Thayer underwent a sudden and dramatic change Feb. 27. When Lady Bobcat Head Coach Steve Atkisson announced earlier this year that he would retire at the end of the season, he no doubt had in mind a return trip to the state playoffs before he hung up his whistle at Thayer...
Dogs finally have their day (03/05/08)
It took them six years, but the Delight Bulldogs finally had their day against the Viola Longhorns. And in a rematch of the 2002 state championship game, a game which the Horns won, Delight came out on top 46-42 Feb. 27 at Pioneer Pavilion in Harrison, in the opening round of the Class 1A State Tournament...
Calico Rock dropped by Kingston (03/05/08)
The Calico Rock Lady Pirates had one thing on their mind in the state tournament this year. Make it back to the Class 1A Final Four, a destination they made last season before falling to Wickes. After running past the defending state champion Sacred Heart Lady Rebels in the first round, Calico Rock found another formidable opponent waiting in the quarterfinals -- the Kingston Lady Yellowjackets, the state's second-ranked Class 1A team...
Just like old times for Katz (03/05/08)
It sure didn't look like it had been four years since they had been there. Matter of fact, the Melbourne Bearkatz looked, and acted, right at home in the Class 1A State Tournament at Pioneer Pavilion in Harrison. In their first state tournament game since they made it to the Final Four in 2004, the second of back-to-back trips to the state semis, the Bearkatz smoked Van Cove 69-56 in this year's opening round Feb. ...
Destination: Spa City (03/05/08)
Standing at a shade under six-feet tall, Curtis Clark is not the tallest player on the Izard County Cougars' basketball roster. However, after his performance in the semifinals of the Class 1A State Basketball Tournament, try telling that to his teammates...
No horsin' around for Lady Trojans (03/05/08)
Although it took them a lot of effort and a lot of energy to do so, the Izard County Lady Cougars managed to survive two first-half scoring spurts the Kirby Lady Trojans uncorked on them in the opening round of Class 1A State Tournament play Feb. 26 at Pioneer Pavilion on the campus of North Arkansas College in Harrison...
Berry very big for Lions (03/05/08)
By anyone's standards, Quentin Berry is one big dude. But in the eyes of the Mansfield Lions, the 6-7, 255-pound-plus Berry is probably bigger than Mount Everest. The Lions' big senior post player had the game of his life March 1 in the championship game of the Class 2 District 9 Tournament at Mansfield High School...
No horsin' around for Lady Trojans (03/05/08)
Although it took them a lot of effort and a lot of energy to do so, the Izard County Lady Cougars managed to survive two first-half scoring spurts the Kirby Lady Trojans uncorked on them in the opening round of Class 1A State Tournament play Feb. 26 at Pioneer Pavilion on the campus of North Arkansas College in Harrison...
Calico Rock dropped by Kingston (03/05/08)
The Calico Rock Lady Pirates had one thing on their mind in the state tournament this year. Make it back to the Class 1A Final Four, a destination they made last season before falling to Wickes. After running past the defending state champion Sacred Heart Lady Rebels in the first round, Calico Rock found another formidable opponent waiting in the quarterfinals -- the Kingston Lady Yellowjackets, the state's second-ranked Class 1A team...
Just like old times for Katz (03/05/08)
It sure didn't look like it had been four years since they had been there. Matter of fact, the Melbourne Bearkatz looked, and acted, right at home in the Class 1A State Tournament at Pioneer Pavilion in Harrison. In their first state tournament game since they made it to the Final Four in 2004, the second of back-to-back trips to the state semis, the Bearkatz smoked Van Cove 69-56 in this year's opening round Feb. ...
Dogs finally have their day (03/05/08)
It took them six years, but the Delight Bulldogs finally had their day against the Viola Longhorns. And in a rematch of the 2002 state championship game, a game which the Horns won, Delight came out on top 46-42 Feb. 27 at Pioneer Pavilion in Harrison, in the opening round of the Class 1A State Tournament...
Destination: Spa City (03/05/08)
Standing at a shade under six-feet tall, Curtis Clark is not the tallest player on the Izard County Cougars' basketball roster. However, after his performance in the semifinals of the Class 1A State Basketball Tournament, try telling that to his teammates...
Loss to Couch end of era for Lady Cats (03/05/08)
The basketball landscape at Thayer underwent a sudden and dramatic change Feb. 27. When Lady Bobcat Head Coach Steve Atkisson announced earlier this year that he would retire at the end of the season, he no doubt had in mind a return trip to the state playoffs before he hung up his whistle at Thayer...
Jayden Burba (03/05/08)
Jayden Alexander Burba, infant son of Ricky and Jessica Burba of Cave City, Ark., died Feb. 21, 2008, at the UAMS Hospital in Little Rock. Survivors include: his parents, Ricky and Jessica Burba; big brother, Austin Michael Burba; big sister, Rebecca Pearl Burba; twin sister, Alexandria Jade Burba all of the home; paternal grandparents, Larry and Lola Burba of Cave City; maternal grandmother, Linda Penner of Drasco; one aunt, Amanda Burba of Cave City; two uncles, Matthew Burba of Cave City and Daniel Burba of Jacksonville; and a host of other relatives and friends.. ...
Norma Anderson (03/05/08)
Norma Jean "Jeanie" Anderson, 69, of Alton, Mo., was born sept. 1, 1938, in Oregon County, Mo., and died Feb. 28, 2008, at the Baxter County Regional Medical Center in Mountain Home, Ark. Jeanie, along with her husband Bob, were long-time owner/operators of the Alton Florist in Alton...
Robert C. Bledsoe (03/05/08)
No services are planned at this time for Robert C. Bledsoe, 88, of Thayer, Mo.? Cremation and arrangements are under the direction of Greenlawn Funeral Home in Branson, Mo. Burial will be at a later date in the Koshkonong Cemetery in Koshkonong, Mo...
Ona Bradley (03/05/08)
Ona Bradley, 85, of Newport, Ark., died Feb. 27, 2008. She was a member of Tuckerman Free Will Baptist Church. She is survived by her son, Ricky Bradley (Verla) of Swifton; her daughters, Carolyn Rogers (Larry) of Jonesboro, Carol Hager of Augusta, Linda Worthington (Douglas) of Ash Flat and Barbara Alcorn (Bobby) of Tuckerman; 10 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren...
Keith Harmon (03/05/08)
Keith Harmon of Southfork, Mo., son of David and Sandra Harmon of Jonesboro, Ark., was born June 9, 1970, in Calico Rock, Ark. He died Feb. 26, 2008, in Springfield, Mo., at the age of 37. He graduated from Melbourne High School in 1987. He was united in marriage to Melissa Galloway on Jan. 3, 1997, and to this union two daughters were born. At the time of his death he was employed as a carpenter. He was of the Baptist faith...
Wilda Russell (03/05/08)
Wilda Maye Hortense Russell, of Lanton, Mo., daughter of the late Albert Dewey Russell and Bessie Edith Hughes Russell, was born Sept. 19, 1928, in West Plains Mo. She died Feb. 26, 2008, at her home in Lanton at the age of 79. She was employed for many years at a shoe factory and a lamp factory, and then spent the next 33 years with Con-Agra in Marshall, Mo., where she retired...
David G. Cox (03/05/08)
David G. Cox was born Jan. 4, 1912, at Thayer, Mo., the son of Fred Cox and Anna Brazeal Cox. He died Feb. 27, 2008, in Salem, Ark., at the age of 96. He was united in marriage March 4, 1939, at Thayer, Mo., to Mattie M. Hallock, who preceded him in death April 9, 1994...
James Williams (03/05/08)
James Telmege Williams, 86, of Cherokee Village, Ark., died Feb. 13, 2008, at the Eaglecrest Nursing Home in Ash Flat, Ark. He was born Oct. 31, 1921, in Kenton, Tenn., the son of Jacob L. Williams and Normie (Luker)?Williams. He served in the United States Army until he retired as a Major. He was in many American Veterans clubs such as the American Legion and the VFW...
Kathryn Mincemoyer (03/05/08)
Kathryn Mincemoyer, 93, of Cherokee Village, Ark., died Feb. 28, 2008, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. She was born Nov. 5, 1914, at Fairdale, Ill., the daughter of Fred James Gibson and Lulu Grace Vincent Gibson. She had been an accountant for a manufacturing company in Illinois for many years. She was a member of the United Methodist Church of Cherokee Village...
Justin Matthew Crews (03/05/08)
Justin Matthew Crews, 21, of Alton, Mo., was born July 29, 1986, in Springfield, Mo., and died Feb. 24, 2008. He was a member of the Alton Freewill Baptist Church, having been recently baptized. He was a graduate of Alton High School and after attending college he was employed at the local John Deere dealership and most recently the Rienmuth Garage...
Etta Jean Robertson (03/05/08)
Etta Jean Robertson, 76, of Alton, Mo., was born June 30, 1931, in Westview, Ind., and died Feb. 19, 2008, at her home. Survivors include: one son, Roger McManus Sr. and wife, Judy of Worchester, Mass.; four daughters, Sandra Ponder of Granite City,?Ill., Deborah Rosborough of Alton, Dora Fickinger and husband, Terry of Alhambra, Ill., Sheri Smith and husband Robert of West Plains, Mo.; 10 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; five brothers, James, Donald, Richard, Phillip and Joseph; four sisters, Eve, June, Arlene and Darlene; and numerous other relatives and friends.. ...
Loyd Farrell Phenix (03/05/08)
Loyd Farrell Phenix was born March 13, 1928, at Myrtle, Mo., the son of Robert Phenix and Gradie Wetzel Phenix. He died Feb. 22, 2008, at his home in Thayer, Mo., at the age of 79. He was united in marriage Nov. 9, 1949, at Walnut Ridge, Ark., to Wanda Lee Honnoll...
Madgeleen Armstrong (03/05/08)
Madgeleen Armstrong, 68, of Garnett, Kan., formerly of Ulysses, Kan., died Feb. 27, 2008, at the Anderson County Long Term Care Facility in Garnett, Kan. She was born Oct. 29, 1939, in Salem, Ark., the daughter of Noble Ray and Cleta Madge (Henry) Bowling...
Max Humphries (03/05/08)
Charles Max Humphries, 64 of Glencoe, Ark., died March 1, 2008, at Baxter Regional Medical Center in Mountain Home, Ark. He was born in Glencoe, Ark., on Jan. 11, 1944, the son of the late George Thomas and Violet Olevia (Coggins) Humphries. He worked as a farmer, stock contractor and was a real estate agent with Arkansas Foothills Realty. He was a member of the Salem United Methodist Church in Salem, Ark...
Helen Geneva Huett (03/05/08)
Helen Geneva Venice Huett, 88, of Viola, Ark., died Feb. 24, 2008, at Hospice of the Ozarks Hospice House in Mountain Home, Ark. She was born in Gamaliel, Ark., on May 30, 1919, the daughter of the late Clarence George and Ethel Maxine (Walker) Talburt...
Linda Gay Brewer (03/05/08)
Linda Gay Brewer was born the daughter of Mose Brewer and Bernice Clark Brewer on June 23, 1942, at Myrtle, Mo., and died Feb. 26, 2008, in St. Louis, Mo., at the age of 65. She worked at the Oregon County Sheltered Workshop in Alton until 2000, when she and her sister, June moved to St. Louis, Mo...
William Warren Black (03/05/08)
William Warren Black, 83, of Mammoth Spring, Ark., died Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2008, at his residence in Mammoth Spring. He served in the Army during WWII. He is survived by: three sons, Tim Black of Mammoth Spring, Richard Black of Peel, Ark., and Pat Black of Shrevport, La.; 13 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren...
Robert E. Zeck (03/05/08)
Robert "Bob" Edmund Joseph Szczech was born July 2, 1913, in Minneapolis, Minn., and died Feb. 21, 2008, in Salem, Ark. He was a retired lawyer, a graduate of De La Salle High School in Minneapolis and a graduate of William Mitchell College of Law in St. Paul, Minn. He practiced law in Minnesota until his retirement in 1978, when he moved to Cherokee Village. He also practiced for a short time while in Arkansas...
Richard Brittingham (03/05/08)
Richard Frank Brittingham, 89, of Hardy, Ark., died Feb. 24, 2008, in Ash Flat, Ark. Brittingham was a supervisor at the St. Louis County Health Unit. Before moving to Missouri Richard worked as a Funeral Director and Embal-mer in Little Rock. He was the son of the late Richard Brittingham and the late Willie (Reid) Brittingham...
Eleanor Anderson McDougal (03/05/08)
Eleanor Anderson McDougal, 78, of Stanton, Tenn., formerly of Russell, Ark., died Feb. 29, 2008, at a Brownsville, Tenn., hospital. She was born Sept. 27, 1929, at Cave City, Ark., the daughter of Fred and Ella Taylor Anderson. She was a homemaker, a member of the quilting guild in Memphis and a member of the Christ United Methodist Church in Memphis...
Beulah M. Bradley (03/05/08)
Beulah M. Bradley, 100, of Des Arc, Ark., died Feb. 23, 2008, at a Des Arc nursing home. She was born Dec. 16, 1907, at Sardis, Miss., the daughter of William Anderson and Anna (Pruitt) Johnson. She was a homemaker and member of the First Baptist Church of Evening Shade...
Eleanor Anderson McDougal (03/05/08)
Eleanor Anderson McDougal, 78, of Stanton, Tenn., formerly of Russell, Ark., died Feb. 29, 2008, at a Brownsville, Tenn., hospital. She was born Sept. 27, 1929, at Cave City, Ark., the daughter of Fred and Ella Taylor Anderson. She was a homemaker, a member of the quilting guild in Memphis and a member of the Christ United Methodist Church in Memphis...
Wilda Russell (03/05/08)
Wilda Maye Hortense Russell, of Lanton, Mo., daughter of the late Albert Dewey Russell and Bessie Edith Hughes Russell, was born Sept. 19, 1928, in West Plains Mo. She died Feb. 26, 2008, at her home in Lanton at the age of 79. She was employed for many years at a shoe factory and a lamp factory, and then spent the next 33 years with Con-Agra in Marshall, Mo., where she retired...
Keith Harmon (03/05/08)
Keith Harmon of Southfork, Mo., son of David and Sandra Harmon of Jonesboro, Ark., was born June 9, 1970, in Calico Rock, Ark. He died Feb. 26, 2008, in Springfield, Mo., at the age of 37. He graduated from Melbourne High School in 1987. He was united in marriage to Melissa Galloway on Jan. 3, 1997, and to this union two daughters were born. At the time of his death he was employed as a carpenter. He was of the Baptist faith...
David G. Cox (03/05/08)
David G. Cox was born Jan. 4, 1912, at Thayer, Mo., the son of Fred Cox and Anna Brazeal Cox. He died Feb. 27, 2008, in Salem, Ark., at the age of 96. He was united in marriage March 4, 1939, at Thayer, Mo., to Mattie M. Hallock, who preceded him in death April 9, 1994...
Beulah M. Bradley (03/05/08)
Beulah M. Bradley, 100, of Des Arc, Ark., died Feb. 23, 2008, at a Des Arc nursing home. She was born Dec. 16, 1907, at Sardis, Miss., the daughter of William Anderson and Anna (Pruitt) Johnson. She was a homemaker and member of the First Baptist Church of Evening Shade...
Max Humphries (03/05/08)
Charles Max Humphries, 64 of Glencoe, Ark., died March 1, 2008, at Baxter Regional Medical Center in Mountain Home, Ark. He was born in Glencoe, Ark., on Jan. 11, 1944, the son of the late George Thomas and Violet Olevia (Coggins) Humphries. He worked as a farmer, stock contractor and was a real estate agent with Arkansas Foothills Realty. He was a member of the Salem United Methodist Church in Salem, Ark...
Madgeleen Armstrong (03/05/08)
Madgeleen Armstrong, 68, of Garnett, Kan., formerly of Ulysses, Kan., died Feb. 27, 2008, at the Anderson County Long Term Care Facility in Garnett, Kan. She was born Oct. 29, 1939, in Salem, Ark., the daughter of Noble Ray and Cleta Madge (Henry) Bowling...
Richard Brittingham (03/05/08)
Richard Frank Brittingham, 89, of Hardy, Ark., died Feb. 24, 2008, in Ash Flat, Ark. Brittingham was a supervisor at the St. Louis County Health Unit. Before moving to Missouri Richard worked as a Funeral Director and Embal-mer in Little Rock. He was the son of the late Richard Brittingham and the late Willie (Reid) Brittingham...
Helen Geneva Huett (03/05/08)
Helen Geneva Venice Huett, 88, of Viola, Ark., died Feb. 24, 2008, at Hospice of the Ozarks Hospice House in Mountain Home, Ark. She was born in Gamaliel, Ark., on May 30, 1919, the daughter of the late Clarence George and Ethel Maxine (Walker) Talburt...
Linda Gay Brewer (03/05/08)
Linda Gay Brewer was born the daughter of Mose Brewer and Bernice Clark Brewer on June 23, 1942, at Myrtle, Mo., and died Feb. 26, 2008, in St. Louis, Mo., at the age of 65. She worked at the Oregon County Sheltered Workshop in Alton until 2000, when she and her sister, June moved to St. Louis, Mo...
William Warren Black (03/05/08)
William Warren Black, 83, of Mammoth Spring, Ark., died Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2008, at his residence in Mammoth Spring. He served in the Army during WWII. He is survived by: three sons, Tim Black of Mammoth Spring, Richard Black of Peel, Ark., and Pat Black of Shrevport, La.; 13 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren...
Etta Jean Robertson (03/05/08)
Etta Jean Robertson, 76, of Alton, Mo., was born June 30, 1931, in Westview, Ind., and died Feb. 19, 2008, at her home. Survivors include: one son, Roger McManus Sr. and wife, Judy of Worchester, Mass.; four daughters, Sandra Ponder of Granite City,?Ill., Deborah Rosborough of Alton, Dora Fickinger and husband, Terry of Alhambra, Ill., Sheri Smith and husband Robert of West Plains, Mo.; 10 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; five brothers, James, Donald, Richard, Phillip and Joseph; four sisters, Eve, June, Arlene and Darlene; and numerous other relatives and friends.. ...
Justin Matthew Crews (03/05/08)
Justin Matthew Crews, 21, of Alton, Mo., was born July 29, 1986, in Springfield, Mo., and died Feb. 24, 2008. He was a member of the Alton Freewill Baptist Church, having been recently baptized. He was a graduate of Alton High School and after attending college he was employed at the local John Deere dealership and most recently the Rienmuth Garage...
Kathryn Mincemoyer (03/05/08)
Kathryn Mincemoyer, 93, of Cherokee Village, Ark., died Feb. 28, 2008, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. She was born Nov. 5, 1914, at Fairdale, Ill., the daughter of Fred James Gibson and Lulu Grace Vincent Gibson. She had been an accountant for a manufacturing company in Illinois for many years. She was a member of the United Methodist Church of Cherokee Village...
James Williams (03/05/08)
James Telmege Williams, 86, of Cherokee Village, Ark., died Feb. 13, 2008, at the Eaglecrest Nursing Home in Ash Flat, Ark. He was born Oct. 31, 1921, in Kenton, Tenn., the son of Jacob L. Williams and Normie (Luker)?Williams. He served in the United States Army until he retired as a Major. He was in many American Veterans clubs such as the American Legion and the VFW...
Loyd Farrell Phenix (03/05/08)
Loyd Farrell Phenix was born March 13, 1928, at Myrtle, Mo., the son of Robert Phenix and Gradie Wetzel Phenix. He died Feb. 22, 2008, at his home in Thayer, Mo., at the age of 79. He was united in marriage Nov. 9, 1949, at Walnut Ridge, Ark., to Wanda Lee Honnoll...
Ona Bradley (03/05/08)
Ona Bradley, 85, of Newport, Ark., died Feb. 27, 2008. She was a member of Tuckerman Free Will Baptist Church. She is survived by her son, Ricky Bradley (Verla) of Swifton; her daughters, Carolyn Rogers (Larry) of Jonesboro, Carol Hager of Augusta, Linda Worthington (Douglas) of Ash Flat and Barbara Alcorn (Bobby) of Tuckerman; 10 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren...
Robert C. Bledsoe (03/05/08)
No services are planned at this time for Robert C. Bledsoe, 88, of Thayer, Mo.? Cremation and arrangements are under the direction of Greenlawn Funeral Home in Branson, Mo. Burial will be at a later date in the Koshkonong Cemetery in Koshkonong, Mo...
Norma Anderson (03/05/08)
Norma Jean "Jeanie" Anderson, 69, of Alton, Mo., was born sept. 1, 1938, in Oregon County, Mo., and died Feb. 28, 2008, at the Baxter County Regional Medical Center in Mountain Home, Ark. Jeanie, along with her husband Bob, were long-time owner/operators of the Alton Florist in Alton...
Jayden Burba (03/05/08)
Jayden Alexander Burba, infant son of Ricky and Jessica Burba of Cave City, Ark., died Feb. 21, 2008, at the UAMS Hospital in Little Rock. Survivors include: his parents, Ricky and Jessica Burba; big brother, Austin Michael Burba; big sister, Rebecca Pearl Burba; twin sister, Alexandria Jade Burba all of the home; paternal grandparents, Larry and Lola Burba of Cave City; maternal grandmother, Linda Penner of Drasco; one aunt, Amanda Burba of Cave City; two uncles, Matthew Burba of Cave City and Daniel Burba of Jacksonville; and a host of other relatives and friends.. ...
Robert E. Zeck (03/05/08)
Robert "Bob" Edmund Joseph Szczech was born July 2, 1913, in Minneapolis, Minn., and died Feb. 21, 2008, in Salem, Ark. He was a retired lawyer, a graduate of De La Salle High School in Minneapolis and a graduate of William Mitchell College of Law in St. Paul, Minn. He practiced law in Minnesota until his retirement in 1978, when he moved to Cherokee Village. He also practiced for a short time while in Arkansas...
Richard Ray Smith (03/05/08)
Richard Smith and Rachel Dillinger of Salem, Ark., announce the birth of a son on Jan. 9, 2008, at Baxter Regional Medical Center in Mountain?Home, Ark. The baby has been named Richard Ray Smith. He weighed 7 pounds and 2 ounces and was 20-1/2 inches long. Siblings are Jessica and Samantha Dillinger...
Ashley Marie Knigge (03/05/08)
Robert Winagardner and Cheryl Knigge of Thayer are the parents of a baby girl, Ashley Marie Knigge. She was born at 2:50 a.m., Feb. 23, 2008, at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains. She weighed 3 pounds, 13 ounces and was 17-1/4 inches long. Grandparents are Bev Brown and Claude Knigge, both of Champaign, Ill., and Sharon Bauman of Jonesboro, Ark...
Zackary Ryan Jones (03/05/08)
Emily Jones of Alton is the mother of a baby boy, Zackary Ryan Jones. He was born at 11:35 a.m., Feb. 14, 2008, at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains. He weighed 7 pounds, 3 ounces. Grandparents are Denise Neldon of St. Louis and John Jones of Alton...
Charslee Ann Goodman (03/05/08)
Wyatt Goodman announces the birth of his new baby sister, Charslee Ann Goodman. Parents are Stan and Jessica Goodman. She was born on Jan. 18, 2008, at Baxter Regional Medical Center in Mountain Home. She weighed 8 pounds and was 19-1/2 inches long...
Richard Ray Smith (03/05/08)
Richard Smith and Rachel Dillinger of Salem, Ark., announce the birth of a son on Jan. 9, 2008, at Baxter Regional Medical Center in Mountain?Home, Ark. The baby has been named Richard Ray Smith. He weighed 7 pounds and 2 ounces and was 20-1/2 inches long. Siblings are Jessica and Samantha Dillinger...
Zackary Ryan Jones (03/05/08)
Emily Jones of Alton is the mother of a baby boy, Zackary Ryan Jones. He was born at 11:35 a.m., Feb. 14, 2008, at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains. He weighed 7 pounds, 3 ounces. Grandparents are Denise Neldon of St. Louis and John Jones of Alton...
Ashley Marie Knigge (03/05/08)
Robert Winagardner and Cheryl Knigge of Thayer are the parents of a baby girl, Ashley Marie Knigge. She was born at 2:50 a.m., Feb. 23, 2008, at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains. She weighed 3 pounds, 13 ounces and was 17-1/4 inches long. Grandparents are Bev Brown and Claude Knigge, both of Champaign, Ill., and Sharon Bauman of Jonesboro, Ark...
Charslee Ann Goodman (03/05/08)
Wyatt Goodman announces the birth of his new baby sister, Charslee Ann Goodman. Parents are Stan and Jessica Goodman. She was born on Jan. 18, 2008, at Baxter Regional Medical Center in Mountain Home. She weighed 8 pounds and was 19-1/2 inches long...
Newspaper in Education Week (03/05/08)
Each school year, for 34 weeks, Areawide Media and 20 local businesses sponsor a program called Newspaper in Education. This program puts 471 newspapers into the hands of school children in Salem, Viola, Mammoth Spring, Thayer, Mo., Highland Middle School, Cherokee Elementary School, Williford and Evening Shade...
Your View (03/05/08)
Change the debate -- success As a father of two sons currently serving in Iraq, I feel compelled to write this letter. Please understand that both are the rank of Captain and could possibly make it their career choice. One works with computers and communications in the Army Signal Corps; the other works in Army Intelligence and will train Iraq Army Captains how to determine what the enemy is planning.Because of my vested interest and I believe the American public's vested interest in our military and the current mission in Iraq, the public should rally and support the troops. ...
Newspaper in Education Week (03/05/08)
Each school year, for 34 weeks, Areawide Media and 20 local businesses sponsor a program called Newspaper in Education. This program puts 471 newspapers into the hands of school children in Salem, Viola, Mammoth Spring, Thayer, Mo., Highland Middle School, Cherokee Elementary School, Williford and Evening Shade...
Your View (03/05/08)
Change the debate -- success As a father of two sons currently serving in Iraq, I feel compelled to write this letter. Please understand that both are the rank of Captain and could possibly make it their career choice. One works with computers and communications in the Army Signal Corps; the other works in Army Intelligence and will train Iraq Army Captains how to determine what the enemy is planning.Because of my vested interest and I believe the American public's vested interest in our military and the current mission in Iraq, the public should rally and support the troops. ...