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Tornado photos brought to Areawide Media in Salem (03/20/08)
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Court makes no decision about ambulance (03/20/08)
Barry Aldridge represented the Fulton County hospital board at the Quorum Court meeting March 10 and made a request for an additional $60,000 a year for the hospital's ambulance service. The hospital currently receives $20,000 a year from the county and Aldridge explained to the board how that amount covers only the lease for the ambulances...
Sheriff issues warning of phone scam (03/20/08)
A plea for bulletproof vest donations is full of holes. According to Fulton County Sheriff Walter Dillinger, area residents have received several calls from scammers claiming to be members of the sheriff's department looking for money. "I have had five or six people call me and they said, 'Walter, are you all raising money for the sheriff's department to get bullet proof vests?' I told them that is something we do not do. ...
Oregon County Commissioners maintain roads (03/20/08)
OREGON COUNTY -- Reporters note: This is the eighth in a series about the elected offices in Oregon County. The Oregon County Presiding Commissioner is Leo Warren. He has served as presiding commissioner in the county for 21 years. "The statutes in the state of Missouri do not define all the duties of the commission. Some duties may vary from county to county, but many of the duties will be the same in most counties," Warren said...
Game & Fish warn students about drugs (03/20/08)
The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission showed off its new toy for the Salem Elementary sixth grade class March 10, a jacked up four-wheel drive built to inspire kids to stay off drugs. Wildlife officers Scott Watkins and Ryan Nast rode up in style driving a 2003 Chevrolet Silverado with a six inch super-lift kit, huge mud tires, lights, duel exhaust and Hooked on Fishing, Not on Drugs graphics to deliver a presentation to the children...
School loses funds (03/20/08)
MAMMOTH SPRING -- Loss of funding was the main topic when the Mammoth Spring School Board met March 10. Mammoth Spring School Superintendent Ron Taylor reviewed the school funding outlook for the upcoming school year. He informed board members that due to a decline in student population state funding at the school will be decreased by just over $159,000...
General elections slated in OC (03/20/08)
General and Municipal Elections will be held in Oregon County April 8. Thayer The city of Thayer will have three alderman positions on the ballot. They are: Second Ward: Steve Alford who is running unopposed for a two-year term. First Ward: Incumbent Mike Harber and John Hutchison have filed. This position is also a two-year term...
Millage rate passes at Viola (03/20/08)
The Viola School District can breathe easy after the March 11 vote on a millage increase that passed with an overwhelming 71 percent of ballots in favor of the new tax. The need for the increase came after mounting pressure from the state to meet upgrade standards along with a decrease in revenue, found the district in a catch 22...
73 year-old shoots man (03/20/08)
MAMMOTH SPRING -- A Mammoth Spring man is in stable condition at St. John's Hospital in Springfield following a shooting incident in Mammoth Spring March 16. According to Special Agent Dennis Simmons with Company E of the Arkansas State Police, Sue King, 73, of Mammoth Spring shot Gerry Adams, 50, also of Mammoth Spring in the chest with a hand gun...
Fire (03/20/08)
Photo by Jody Shackelford Salem Fire Chief Heath Everett and fireman David Keck, surrounded by smoke and debris, work to extinguish hot spots inside a mobile home after it caught fire on Hickory Drive in Salem March 13.
Tornado photos brought to Areawide Media in Salem (03/20/08)
Call 800-995-3209 to claim.
General elections slated in OC (03/20/08)
General and Municipal Elections will be held in Oregon County April 8. Thayer The city of Thayer will have three alderman positions on the ballot. They are: Second Ward: Steve Alford who is running unopposed for a two-year term. First Ward: Incumbent Mike Harber and John Hutchison have filed. This position is also a two-year term...
Fire (03/20/08)
Photo by Jody Shackelford Salem Fire Chief Heath Everett and fireman David Keck, surrounded by smoke and debris, work to extinguish hot spots inside a mobile home after it caught fire on Hickory Drive in Salem March 13.
73 year-old shoots man (03/20/08)
MAMMOTH SPRING -- A Mammoth Spring man is in stable condition at St. John's Hospital in Springfield following a shooting incident in Mammoth Spring March 16. According to Special Agent Dennis Simmons with Company E of the Arkansas State Police, Sue King, 73, of Mammoth Spring shot Gerry Adams, 50, also of Mammoth Spring in the chest with a hand gun...
Millage rate passes at Viola (03/20/08)
The Viola School District can breathe easy after the March 11 vote on a millage increase that passed with an overwhelming 71 percent of ballots in favor of the new tax. The need for the increase came after mounting pressure from the state to meet upgrade standards along with a decrease in revenue, found the district in a catch 22...
School loses funds (03/20/08)
MAMMOTH SPRING -- Loss of funding was the main topic when the Mammoth Spring School Board met March 10. Mammoth Spring School Superintendent Ron Taylor reviewed the school funding outlook for the upcoming school year. He informed board members that due to a decline in student population state funding at the school will be decreased by just over $159,000...
Oregon County Commissioners maintain roads (03/20/08)
OREGON COUNTY -- Reporters note: This is the eighth in a series about the elected offices in Oregon County. The Oregon County Presiding Commissioner is Leo Warren. He has served as presiding commissioner in the county for 21 years. "The statutes in the state of Missouri do not define all the duties of the commission. Some duties may vary from county to county, but many of the duties will be the same in most counties," Warren said...
Sheriff issues warning of phone scam (03/20/08)
A plea for bulletproof vest donations is full of holes. According to Fulton County Sheriff Walter Dillinger, area residents have received several calls from scammers claiming to be members of the sheriff's department looking for money. "I have had five or six people call me and they said, 'Walter, are you all raising money for the sheriff's department to get bullet proof vests?' I told them that is something we do not do. ...
Court makes no decision about ambulance (03/20/08)
Barry Aldridge represented the Fulton County hospital board at the Quorum Court meeting March 10 and made a request for an additional $60,000 a year for the hospital's ambulance service. The hospital currently receives $20,000 a year from the county and Aldridge explained to the board how that amount covers only the lease for the ambulances...
Game & Fish warn students about drugs (03/20/08)
The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission showed off its new toy for the Salem Elementary sixth grade class March 10, a jacked up four-wheel drive built to inspire kids to stay off drugs. Wildlife officers Scott Watkins and Ryan Nast rode up in style driving a 2003 Chevrolet Silverado with a six inch super-lift kit, huge mud tires, lights, duel exhaust and Hooked on Fishing, Not on Drugs graphics to deliver a presentation to the children...
Sweet treats on the square (03/20/08)
The Salem square has a new addition to the mix of shops and eateries. The Salem Square Bakery opened its doors March 10 flooding the square with the aroma of fresh baked breads, cakes, pastries and doughnuts. According to owners Jeff and Diane VanBuhler, the response from the public has been staggering. ...
Sweet treats on the square (03/20/08)
The Salem square has a new addition to the mix of shops and eateries. The Salem Square Bakery opened its doors March 10 flooding the square with the aroma of fresh baked breads, cakes, pastries and doughnuts. According to owners Jeff and Diane VanBuhler, the response from the public has been staggering. ...
Salem drops two in 3A-1East (03/20/08)
The Salem Greyhounds were handed a pair of 3A-1 East Conference losses last week, first to Cave City, 7-3, then to Cotter, 12-1. In action against the Cavemen March 10, Salem held a 2-1 lead early in the game, but Cave City came back to lock things at 3-all after four innings...
Viola off to good start (03/20/08)
The Viola Longhorns opened 1A-2 West play with a 5-3 win over Norfork March 11. Austin Springfield earned the victory for the Horns, racking up 12 Ks in six-and-a-third innings of work. Jacob Payne came on and picked up the save for Viola in relief of Springfield...
Leaky ponds can be fixed (03/20/08)
Most ponds lose some water due to leaks, and it's not uncommon for the water level in ponds to fall in the summer or during times of drought. However, the Missouri Department of Conservation says if your pond is chronically low, then you may have a problem that needs attention. The most common cause of pond leaks is tree roots penetrating the dam. Cutting large trees isn't wise, since decaying roots leave fissures through which water can escape...
Lady Cougars blitz Twin Rivers with pair of no-hitters (03/20/08)
One day after she fanned 18 batters in a 4-0 win over Shirley, Izard County's Sarah Taylor was at it again, leading the Lady Cougars to a sweep of Twin Rivers in doubleheader action in Brockwell. Taylor tossed a no-hitter, striking out eight of the nine batters she faced in a 26-0 three-inning rout in game one of the twin bill...
Salem drops two in 3A-1East (03/20/08)
The Salem Greyhounds were handed a pair of 3A-1 East Conference losses last week, first to Cave City, 7-3, then to Cotter, 12-1. In action against the Cavemen March 10, Salem held a 2-1 lead early in the game, but Cave City came back to lock things at 3-all after four innings...
Leaky ponds can be fixed (03/20/08)
Most ponds lose some water due to leaks, and it's not uncommon for the water level in ponds to fall in the summer or during times of drought. However, the Missouri Department of Conservation says if your pond is chronically low, then you may have a problem that needs attention. The most common cause of pond leaks is tree roots penetrating the dam. Cutting large trees isn't wise, since decaying roots leave fissures through which water can escape...
Viola off to good start (03/20/08)
The Viola Longhorns opened 1A-2 West play with a 5-3 win over Norfork March 11. Austin Springfield earned the victory for the Horns, racking up 12 Ks in six-and-a-third innings of work. Jacob Payne came on and picked up the save for Viola in relief of Springfield...
Lady Cougars blitz Twin Rivers with pair of no-hitters (03/20/08)
One day after she fanned 18 batters in a 4-0 win over Shirley, Izard County's Sarah Taylor was at it again, leading the Lady Cougars to a sweep of Twin Rivers in doubleheader action in Brockwell. Taylor tossed a no-hitter, striking out eight of the nine batters she faced in a 26-0 three-inning rout in game one of the twin bill...
Edward Charles Mescher (03/20/08)
Edward Charles Mescher, 76, of Cherokee Village, Ark., died March 13, 2008, at the White River Medical Center in Batesville, Ark. He was born March 16, 1931, in St. Louis, Mo., the son of the late Charles and Katherine Mescher. He was united in marriage to Billy Jean Toler on June 1, 1968, in Bellville, Ill...
William C. Schaffert (03/20/08)
William C. Schaffert, 69, of Cherokee Village, Ark., died March 8, 2008, at his home. He was born March 11, 1938, in Berwyn, Ill., the son of William C. Schaffert Sr. and Doris (Hoffman) Schaffert. He was united in marriage to Carol Rickert on May 16, 1961, in Illinois...
Mildred Thomas (03/20/08)
Mildred Thomas, 80, of Evening Shade, Ark., died March 13, 2008, at her home. She was born Jan. 16, 1928, at Oxford, Ark., the daughter of Houston and Cassie Yancey. She was a homemaker and was of the Baptist faith. Survivors include: two sons, Buster Thomas of Evening Shade and Malcom Thomas of Cherokee Village; two daughters, Verlene Barber of Floral and Sue Johnston of Evening Shade; five grandchildren; seven step-grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; two brothers; two sisters; and many other relatives and friends.. ...
Willie "Faye" Cowens (03/20/08)
Willie "Faye"?Cowens, 69, of Thayer, Mo., died March 11, 2008, in the Fulton County Hospital at Salem, Ark. She was born Sept. 8, 1938, in Phil Campbell, Ala., the daughter of Floyd Stidham and Robie Evans Stidham. On Jan. 19, 1957, she was married at Peoria, Ill., to William Cowens who preceded her in death on May 7, 2003...
Jerry Lavern Davis (03/20/08)
Jerry Lavern Davis of Cherokee Village, Ark., died March 10, 2008, at his home at the age of 61. Jerry was born in Witchita Falls, Texas. He was a reptologist for over 40 years and worked at the Little Rock Zoo. He is survived by: his mother, Ruth Davis; and one sister, Rose Lam both of Cherokee Village; two daughters, Michelle Lynn Hubbard and Shannon Lynn Davis both of Jonesboro; eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren...
Linda Sue Engle (03/20/08)
Linda Sue Engle, 60, of Sidney, Ark., died March 13, 2008, at her home. She was born Sept. 18, 1947, at Batesville, Ark., the daughter of Dillard Odell and Ann (Fillmore)?Hightower. She had worked for Capital Mercury Shirt Factory in Salem and Melbourne and Unifirst in Cave City and was a member of the Sidney Baptist Church at Sidney...
Roy B. Washam (03/20/08)
Roy B. Washam was born Oct. 27, 1920, in Marceline, Mo., the son of the late Arthur Earl Washam and Zedna Belle Waller Washam. He died March 4, 2008, in Malvern, Pa., at the age of 87. He was united in marriage to Lena Mae Bradshaw. He was later united in marriage on July 4, 1942, at Liberty, Mo., to Louise Qualls, who preceded him in death ?Nov. 2, 1995...
Jack Clark Jr. (03/20/08)
Jack Clark Jr., was born April 27, 1926, in Houston, Mo., the son of Jack B. Clark and Sally Lou Henley Clark. He died March 15, 2008, in West ?Plains, Mo., at the age of 81. He was united in marriage on April 1, 1950, at Mammoth Spring, Ark., to Betty Jo Merritt...
Dorothy A. Chalcraft (03/20/08)
Dorothy A. Chalcraft, 91, of Cherokee Village, Ark., died March 11, 2008, at the Ash Flat Nursing and Rehab Center in Ash Flat, Ark. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced later by the Tri-County Funeral Home of Highland, Ark...
Donald G. Duvall (03/20/08)
Donald G. Duvall, 77, of Williford, Ark., died March 15, 2008, in Ash Flat, Ark. He served in the Army during the Korean War. He is survived by: his daughters, Jean Eklund of Mount Prospect, Ill., Brenda Parrish of Cary, Ill., Sue Compton of Algonquin, Ill., Cindy Brasie of Crystal Lake, Ill.; 12 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren...
Keith Alan Force (03/20/08)
Keith Alan Force, 58, of Ash Flat, Ark., died March 10, 2008, in Mountain?Home, Ark. He was born Aug. 5, 1949, in Danville, Ill., the son of Joseph Force and Shirley Dunbar Force. He was a veteran of the United States Navy. He moved to Sharp County in February of 1996 from Austin, Texas...
Kathryn Mincemoyer (03/20/08)
Memorial services for Kathryn Mincemoyer, 93, of Cherokee Village, Ark., who died Feb. 28, 2008, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday, March 22 at the Cherokee Village United Methodist Church with Rev. Jimmy Anderson officiating. There will be no visitation...
Leona Pearl Rogers Denton (03/20/08)
Leona Pearl Rogers Denton, 88, of Mammoth Spring, Ark., was born Aug. 6, 1919, in Fulton County, Ark., and died March 10, 2008, at the Fulton County Hospital in Salem. Survivors include: one son, Jim Denton and wife, Imogene of Mammoth Spring; one daughter, Sharon Myers of Thayer, Mo.; one sister, Gladys Tomkins of Thayer; five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren...
Mary Irene White (03/20/08)
Mary Irene White was born the daughter of George W. Curtis and Lizzie Seward Curtis on May 23, 1922, in Rives, Tenn., and died March 5, 2008, at Salem, Ark., at the age of 85. She was united in marriage Dec. 29, 1947, in Alcorn County, Miss., to Lee Roland White, who preceded her in death on Jan. 3, 2008...
Joshua Ivan Bondie (03/20/08)
Joshua Ivan Bondie, 23, of Horseshoe Bend, Ark., died March 6, 2008, at Horseshoe Bend. He was born in Flint, Mich., on March 5, 1985, the son of Randy and Sharleen Ann (Davis) Johnston. He worked as a carpenter. He is survived by: his parents, Randy and Sharleen Johnston of Horseshoe Bend; fiancee, Lauren Beaumont of Horseshoe Bend; a brother, Jeffrey Bondie and wife, Jennifer, of Flint, Mich.; his grandmother, Beverly Davis of Mt. ...
Myrtice Davis Cooper (03/20/08)
Myrtice Davis Cooper was born the daughter of Clarence Edwin Davis and Lola Gray Davis on March 15, 1913, in Thayer, Mo., and died March 7, 2008, at Springfield, Mo., at the age of 94. She was united in marriage Oct. 27, 1937, in Thayer, to Claude Wesley Cooper Jr. who preceded her in death on May 14, 1985...
Frances B. Holz (03/20/08)
Frances B. Holz, 99, of Horseshoe Bend, Ark., died March 13, 2008, at the Crown Point Health and Rehab Center, formerly the North Arkansas Life Care Center, in Horseshoe Bend. She was born March 14, 1908. Direct burial followed in Brookfield, Wis., at the Wisconsin Memorial Park...
Lavern Hall (03/20/08)
Lavern Hall, 76, of Batesville, Ark., died March 8, 2008, at the White River Medical Center in Batesville. She was born Oct. 17, 1931, at Frisco City, Ala., to Erskin and Olympia Akins Ward. She was a homemaker, retired from the White River Medical Center in Batesville and was of the Baptist faith...
Lane "Cat" Lejeune (03/20/08)
Lane "Cat"?Lejeune, 66, of Ash Flat, Ark., formerly of Evangeline, La., died March 9, 2008, at the White River Medical Center in Batesville. He was born Sept. 1, 1941, at Crowley,??La., to Emile and Bernice LeJeune. He was a motor man for Diamond Offshore Drilling Company for 45 years and was of the Catholic faith...
Charles Michael Grimes (03/20/08)
Charles Michael Grimes, 46, of Battlefield, Mo., was born June 14, 1961, in Illinois and died in Springfield, Mo., on March 5, 2008. He worked at Bass Pro where he enjoyed working with boats. He is survived by: his wife, Eva Chism; his father, J.L. Grimes; his daughter, Misty Grimes; a brother, Joe Leslie Grimes; a sister, Linda Mahaffey and husband, Roger Mahaffey; his step-children, Johnnie Coffer and Pete Shive; his grandchildren, Memphys Starks, Kaemyn Starks and Tassie Shive; and many other relatives and friends.. ...
Warrn H. Sackoff (03/20/08)
Warren H. Sackoff, 84, of Cherokee Village, Ark., died March 14 2008, at the Fulton County Hospital in Salem. He was born Oct. 14, 1923, in Chicago, Ill., the son of Herman and Emma (Glaser) Sackoff. He was a veteran of the United States Navy. He moved to Cherokee Village three years ago from Wheaton, Ill. He was of the Melodist faith...
Artie Marie Estes (03/20/08)
Artie Marie Estes, 87, of Viola, Ark., daughter of the late John Wesley and Nettie Lee (Thomas) Boothe, was born Oct. 28, 1920, at Ash Flat, Ark. She died March 12, 2008, at the Fulton County Hospital in Salem, Ark. She was united in marriage to Lowell Leslie "Jack" Estes on May 12, 1945, at Agnos, Ark. She was a homemaker. She was a member of the Viola Baptist Church and the Fulton County Retired Teacher's Association...
Lena "Maxine"?Smith (03/20/08)
Lena "Maxine" Smith, 86, of Calico Rock, Ark., died Sunday, March 9, 2008, in Mountain Home, Ark. She was born July 28, 1921, in Newburg, Ark. the daughter of Robert Lee Reid and Josie Bell Clark Reed. She was a homemaker and a farmer. She was a member of Brockwell Church of Christ and a member of the Extension Homemakers Club...
William C. Schaffert (03/20/08)
William C. Schaffert, 69, of Cherokee Village, Ark., died March 8, 2008, at his home. He was born March 11, 1938, in Berwyn, Ill., the son of William C. Schaffert Sr. and Doris (Hoffman) Schaffert. He was united in marriage to Carol Rickert on May 16, 1961, in Illinois...
Myrtice Davis Cooper (03/20/08)
Myrtice Davis Cooper was born the daughter of Clarence Edwin Davis and Lola Gray Davis on March 15, 1913, in Thayer, Mo., and died March 7, 2008, at Springfield, Mo., at the age of 94. She was united in marriage Oct. 27, 1937, in Thayer, to Claude Wesley Cooper Jr. who preceded her in death on May 14, 1985...
Frances B. Holz (03/20/08)
Frances B. Holz, 99, of Horseshoe Bend, Ark., died March 13, 2008, at the Crown Point Health and Rehab Center, formerly the North Arkansas Life Care Center, in Horseshoe Bend. She was born March 14, 1908. Direct burial followed in Brookfield, Wis., at the Wisconsin Memorial Park...
Lavern Hall (03/20/08)
Lavern Hall, 76, of Batesville, Ark., died March 8, 2008, at the White River Medical Center in Batesville. She was born Oct. 17, 1931, at Frisco City, Ala., to Erskin and Olympia Akins Ward. She was a homemaker, retired from the White River Medical Center in Batesville and was of the Baptist faith...
Charles Michael Grimes (03/20/08)
Charles Michael Grimes, 46, of Battlefield, Mo., was born June 14, 1961, in Illinois and died in Springfield, Mo., on March 5, 2008. He worked at Bass Pro where he enjoyed working with boats. He is survived by: his wife, Eva Chism; his father, J.L. Grimes; his daughter, Misty Grimes; a brother, Joe Leslie Grimes; a sister, Linda Mahaffey and husband, Roger Mahaffey; his step-children, Johnnie Coffer and Pete Shive; his grandchildren, Memphys Starks, Kaemyn Starks and Tassie Shive; and many other relatives and friends.. ...
Lane "Cat" Lejeune (03/20/08)
Lane "Cat"?Lejeune, 66, of Ash Flat, Ark., formerly of Evangeline, La., died March 9, 2008, at the White River Medical Center in Batesville. He was born Sept. 1, 1941, at Crowley,??La., to Emile and Bernice LeJeune. He was a motor man for Diamond Offshore Drilling Company for 45 years and was of the Catholic faith...
Warrn H. Sackoff (03/20/08)
Warren H. Sackoff, 84, of Cherokee Village, Ark., died March 14 2008, at the Fulton County Hospital in Salem. He was born Oct. 14, 1923, in Chicago, Ill., the son of Herman and Emma (Glaser) Sackoff. He was a veteran of the United States Navy. He moved to Cherokee Village three years ago from Wheaton, Ill. He was of the Melodist faith...
Artie Marie Estes (03/20/08)
Artie Marie Estes, 87, of Viola, Ark., daughter of the late John Wesley and Nettie Lee (Thomas) Boothe, was born Oct. 28, 1920, at Ash Flat, Ark. She died March 12, 2008, at the Fulton County Hospital in Salem, Ark. She was united in marriage to Lowell Leslie "Jack" Estes on May 12, 1945, at Agnos, Ark. She was a homemaker. She was a member of the Viola Baptist Church and the Fulton County Retired Teacher's Association...
Linda Sue Engle (03/20/08)
Linda Sue Engle, 60, of Sidney, Ark., died March 13, 2008, at her home. She was born Sept. 18, 1947, at Batesville, Ark., the daughter of Dillard Odell and Ann (Fillmore)?Hightower. She had worked for Capital Mercury Shirt Factory in Salem and Melbourne and Unifirst in Cave City and was a member of the Sidney Baptist Church at Sidney...
Lena "Maxine"?Smith (03/20/08)
Lena "Maxine" Smith, 86, of Calico Rock, Ark., died Sunday, March 9, 2008, in Mountain Home, Ark. She was born July 28, 1921, in Newburg, Ark. the daughter of Robert Lee Reid and Josie Bell Clark Reed. She was a homemaker and a farmer. She was a member of Brockwell Church of Christ and a member of the Extension Homemakers Club...
Jerry Lavern Davis (03/20/08)
Jerry Lavern Davis of Cherokee Village, Ark., died March 10, 2008, at his home at the age of 61. Jerry was born in Witchita Falls, Texas. He was a reptologist for over 40 years and worked at the Little Rock Zoo. He is survived by: his mother, Ruth Davis; and one sister, Rose Lam both of Cherokee Village; two daughters, Michelle Lynn Hubbard and Shannon Lynn Davis both of Jonesboro; eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren...
Willie "Faye" Cowens (03/20/08)
Willie "Faye"?Cowens, 69, of Thayer, Mo., died March 11, 2008, in the Fulton County Hospital at Salem, Ark. She was born Sept. 8, 1938, in Phil Campbell, Ala., the daughter of Floyd Stidham and Robie Evans Stidham. On Jan. 19, 1957, she was married at Peoria, Ill., to William Cowens who preceded her in death on May 7, 2003...
Mildred Thomas (03/20/08)
Mildred Thomas, 80, of Evening Shade, Ark., died March 13, 2008, at her home. She was born Jan. 16, 1928, at Oxford, Ark., the daughter of Houston and Cassie Yancey. She was a homemaker and was of the Baptist faith. Survivors include: two sons, Buster Thomas of Evening Shade and Malcom Thomas of Cherokee Village; two daughters, Verlene Barber of Floral and Sue Johnston of Evening Shade; five grandchildren; seven step-grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; two brothers; two sisters; and many other relatives and friends.. ...
Joshua Ivan Bondie (03/20/08)
Joshua Ivan Bondie, 23, of Horseshoe Bend, Ark., died March 6, 2008, at Horseshoe Bend. He was born in Flint, Mich., on March 5, 1985, the son of Randy and Sharleen Ann (Davis) Johnston. He worked as a carpenter. He is survived by: his parents, Randy and Sharleen Johnston of Horseshoe Bend; fiancee, Lauren Beaumont of Horseshoe Bend; a brother, Jeffrey Bondie and wife, Jennifer, of Flint, Mich.; his grandmother, Beverly Davis of Mt. ...
Mary Irene White (03/20/08)
Mary Irene White was born the daughter of George W. Curtis and Lizzie Seward Curtis on May 23, 1922, in Rives, Tenn., and died March 5, 2008, at Salem, Ark., at the age of 85. She was united in marriage Dec. 29, 1947, in Alcorn County, Miss., to Lee Roland White, who preceded her in death on Jan. 3, 2008...
Edward Charles Mescher (03/20/08)
Edward Charles Mescher, 76, of Cherokee Village, Ark., died March 13, 2008, at the White River Medical Center in Batesville, Ark. He was born March 16, 1931, in St. Louis, Mo., the son of the late Charles and Katherine Mescher. He was united in marriage to Billy Jean Toler on June 1, 1968, in Bellville, Ill...
Roy B. Washam (03/20/08)
Roy B. Washam was born Oct. 27, 1920, in Marceline, Mo., the son of the late Arthur Earl Washam and Zedna Belle Waller Washam. He died March 4, 2008, in Malvern, Pa., at the age of 87. He was united in marriage to Lena Mae Bradshaw. He was later united in marriage on July 4, 1942, at Liberty, Mo., to Louise Qualls, who preceded him in death ?Nov. 2, 1995...
Jack Clark Jr. (03/20/08)
Jack Clark Jr., was born April 27, 1926, in Houston, Mo., the son of Jack B. Clark and Sally Lou Henley Clark. He died March 15, 2008, in West ?Plains, Mo., at the age of 81. He was united in marriage on April 1, 1950, at Mammoth Spring, Ark., to Betty Jo Merritt...
Dorothy A. Chalcraft (03/20/08)
Dorothy A. Chalcraft, 91, of Cherokee Village, Ark., died March 11, 2008, at the Ash Flat Nursing and Rehab Center in Ash Flat, Ark. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced later by the Tri-County Funeral Home of Highland, Ark...
Donald G. Duvall (03/20/08)
Donald G. Duvall, 77, of Williford, Ark., died March 15, 2008, in Ash Flat, Ark. He served in the Army during the Korean War. He is survived by: his daughters, Jean Eklund of Mount Prospect, Ill., Brenda Parrish of Cary, Ill., Sue Compton of Algonquin, Ill., Cindy Brasie of Crystal Lake, Ill.; 12 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren...
Keith Alan Force (03/20/08)
Keith Alan Force, 58, of Ash Flat, Ark., died March 10, 2008, in Mountain?Home, Ark. He was born Aug. 5, 1949, in Danville, Ill., the son of Joseph Force and Shirley Dunbar Force. He was a veteran of the United States Navy. He moved to Sharp County in February of 1996 from Austin, Texas...
Kathryn Mincemoyer (03/20/08)
Memorial services for Kathryn Mincemoyer, 93, of Cherokee Village, Ark., who died Feb. 28, 2008, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday, March 22 at the Cherokee Village United Methodist Church with Rev. Jimmy Anderson officiating. There will be no visitation...
Leona Pearl Rogers Denton (03/20/08)
Leona Pearl Rogers Denton, 88, of Mammoth Spring, Ark., was born Aug. 6, 1919, in Fulton County, Ark., and died March 10, 2008, at the Fulton County Hospital in Salem. Survivors include: one son, Jim Denton and wife, Imogene of Mammoth Spring; one daughter, Sharon Myers of Thayer, Mo.; one sister, Gladys Tomkins of Thayer; five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren...
Warren H. Sackoff (03/20/08)
Warren H. Sackoff, 84, of Cherokee Village, Ark., died March 14 2008, at the Fulton County Hospital in Salem. He was born Oct. 14, 1923, in Chicago, Ill., the son of Herman and Emma (Glaser) Sackoff.He was a veteran of the United States Navy. He moved to Cherokee Village three years ago from Wheaton, Ill. ...
Mildred Thomas (03/20/08)
Mildred Thomas, 80, of Evening Shade, Ark., died March 13, 2008, at her home. She was born Jan. 16, 1928, at Oxford, Ark., the son of Houston and Cassie Yancey. She was a homemaker and was of the Baptist faith.Survivors include: two sons, Buster Thomas of Evening Shade and Malcom Thomas of Cherokee Village; two daughters, Verlene Barber of Floral and Sue Johnston of Evening Shade; five grandchildren; seven step-grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; two brothers; two sisters; and many other relatives and friends.She was preceded in death by: her parents; her husband, R.J. ...
Mary Irene White (03/20/08)
Mary Irene White was born the daughter of George W. Curtis and Lizzie Seward Curtis on May 23, 1922, in Rives, Tenn., and died March 5, 2008, at Salem, Ark., at the age of 85. She was united in marriage Dec. 29, 1947, in Alcorn County, Miss., to Lee Roland White, who preceded her in death on Jan. ...
Myrtice Davis Cooper (03/20/08)
Myrtice Davis Cooper was born the daughter of Clarence Edwin Davis and Lola Gray Davis on March 15, 1913, in Thayer, Mo., and died March 7, 2008, at Springfield, Mo., at the age of 94. She was united in marriage Oct. 27, 1937, in Thayer, to Claude Wesley Cooper Jr. ...
Linda Sue Engle (03/20/08)
Linda Sue Engle, 60, of Sidney, Ark., died March 13, 2008, at her home. She was born Sept. 18, 1947, at Batesville, Ark., the daughter of Dillard Odell and Ann (Fillmore) Hightower. She had worked for Capital Mercury Shirt Factory in Salem and Melbourne and Unifirst in Cave City and was a member of the Sidney Baptist Church at Sidney.Survivors include: her husband of 43 years, Douglas Engle of the home; one daughter, Beth Ann Hames and husband, Lance, of Sidney; one brother, Lowell "Butch" Hightower of Hot Springs, Ark.; two grandchildren, Camron Hames and wife, Taryn, of Mount Pleasant, Ark. ...
Lavern Hall (03/20/08)
Lavern Hall, 76, of Batesville, Ark., died March 8, 2008, at the White River Medical Center in Batesville. She was born Oct. 17, 19831, at Frisco City, Ala., to Erskin and Olympia Akins Ward. She was a homemaker, retired from the White River Medical Center in Batesville and was of the Baptist faith.Survivors include: one son, Larry Hall of Atlanta, Ga.; three daughters, Kathy Hawkins and Linda Hedler both of Batesville and Lisa Willis of Mountain Home; one brother, Donald Ward of Pensacola, Fla.; two sisters, Melba Hollingswoth and Merle Sanks both of Bay Minette, Ala.; 18 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; several nieces; nephews; and a host of other relatives and friends.She was preceded in death by: her parents; her husband, Leon J. ...
Lane "Cat" Lejeune (03/20/08)
Lane "Cat" Lejeune, 66, of Ash Flat, Ark., formerly of Evangeline, La., died March 9, 2008, at the White River Medical Center in Batesville. He was born Sept. 1, 1941, at Crowley, La., to Emile and Bernice LeJeune. He was a motor man for Diamond Offshore Drilling Company for 45 years and was of the Catholic faith.Survivors include: his wife, Linda M. ...
Kathryn Mincemoyer (03/20/08)
Memorial services for Kathryn Mincemoyer, 93, of Cherokee Village, Ark., who died Feb. 28, 2008, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday, March 22 at the Cherokee Village United Methodist Church with Rev. Jimmy Anderson officiating. There will be no visitation...
Keith Alan Force (03/20/08)
Keith Alan Force, 58, of Ash Flat, Ark., died March 10, 2008, in Mountain Home, Ark. He was born Aug. 5, 1949, in Danville, Ill., the son of Joseph Force and Shirley Dunbar Force. He was a veteran of the United States Navy. He moved to Sharp County in February of 1996 from Austin, Texas.He is survived by: his sister, Carla Morgan Pickett of Cherokee Village, Ark.; one son, Joe Blew of Danville, Ill.; one daughter, Chrissy Blew of Danville, Ill.; and two grandchildren, Jordan Blew and Brodie Blew.A memorial service will be held at a later date. ...
Jerry Lavern Davis (03/20/08)
Jerry Lavern Davis of Cherokee Village, Ark., died March 10, 2008, at his home at the age of 61. Jerry was born in Witchita Falls, Texas. He was a reptologist for over 40 years and worked at the Little Rock Zoo.He is survived by: his mother, Ruth Davis; and one sister, Rose Lam both of Cherokee Village; two daughters, Michelle Lynn Hubbard and Shannon Lynn Davis both of Jonesboro; eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.A memorial service was held at Heath Oak Hill Chapel Friday March 14, 2008, with Bob and Kay Burton officiating.Arrangements were under the direction of Heath Funeral Home of Highland.An online guestbook can be viewed at www.heathfuneralhome.net.. ...
Joshua Ivan Bondie (03/20/08)
Joshua Ivan Bondie, 23, of Horseshoe Bend, Ark., died March 6, 2008, at Horseshoe Bend. He was born in Flint, Mich., on March 5, 1985, the son of Randy and Sharleen Ann (Davis) Johnston. He worked as a carpenter. He is survived by: his parents, Randy and Sharleen Johnston of Horseshoe Bend; fiancee, Lauren Beaumont of Horseshoe Bend; a brother, Jeffrey Bondie and wife, Jennifer, of Flint, Mich.; his grandmother, Beverly Davis of Mt. ...
Frances B. Holz (03/20/08)
Frances B. Holz, 99, of Horseshoe Bend, Ark., died March 13, 2008, at the Crown Point Health and Rehab Center, formerly the North Arkansas Life Care Center, in Horseshoe Bend. She was born March 14, 1908. Direct burial followed in the Brookfield, Wis., at the Wisconsin Memorial Park.A memorial service will be held at the Crown Point Health and Rehab Center on March 23, Easter Sunday, at 3 p.m. ...
Edward Charles Mescher (03/20/08)
Edward Charles Mescher, 76, of Cherokee Village, Ark., died March 13, 2008, at the White River Medical Center in Batesville, Ark. He was born March 16, 1931, in St. Louis, Mo., the son of the late Charles and Katherine Mescher. He was united in marriage to Billy Jean Toler on June 1, 1968, in Bellville, Ill.He was a veteran of the United States Army. ...
Donald G. Duvall (03/20/08)
Donald G. Duvall, 77, of Williford, Ark., died March 15, 2008, in Ash Flat, Ark. He served in the Army during the Korean War. He is survived by: his daughters, Jean Eklund of Mount Prospect, Ill., Brenda Parrish of Cary, Ill., Sue Compton of Algonquin, Ill., Cindy Brasie of Crystal Lake, Ill.; 12 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren.Funeral services were held March 18 at the Heath Oak Hill Chapel with Bro. ...
Dorothy A. Chalcraft (03/20/08)
Dorothy A. Chalcraft, 91, of Cherokee Village, Ark., died March 11, 2008, at the Ash Flat Nursing and Rehab Center in Ash Flat, Ark. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced later by the Tri-County Funeral Home of Highland, Ark...
Charles Michael Grimes (03/20/08)
Charles Michael Grimes, 46, of Battlefield, Mo., was born June 14, 1961, in Illinois and died in Springfield, Mo., on March 5, 2008. He worked at Bass Pro where he enjoyed working with boats.He is survived by: his wife, Eva Chism; his father, J.L. Grimes; his daughter, Misty Grimes; a brother, Joe Leslie Grimes; a sister, Linda Mahaffey and husband, Roger Mahaffey; his step-children, Johnnie Coffer and Pete Shive; his grandchildren, Memphys Starks, Kaemyn Starks and Tassie Shive; and many other relatives and friendsHe was preceded in death by: his mother, Ermenia Grimes; his aunt, Marie Twilley; his uncle, Floyd Henry; and sister-in-law, Kathy Grimes.A graveside memorial service was held March 15 at the Hersburger Cemetery in Cherokee Village, Ark. ...
Maggie Grace Sult (03/20/08)
Melanie and William Sult announces the birth of a baby girl, Maggie Grace. Maggie was born at St. John's Hospital in Springfield, Mo., Feb. 11, 2008, at 4:07 p.m.. weighing 7 pounds, 12 ounces. She was welcomed home by big sisters, Madelyn, age 4, and Macey, age 2...
Mollie Grace Warren (03/20/08)
Michael and Allison Warren of Alton are the parents of a baby girl, Mollie Grace. She was born at 1:08 a.m., March 10, 2008, at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains. She weighed 7 pounds, 8 ounces and was 18-1/2 inches long. Her sibling is Maggie Gail. Grandparents are Mike Bettis and Michele Myers, both of Alton; and the late Jerry and Gale Warren...
Warren Clark Lawson (03/20/08)
David and Jill Lawson of West Plains are the parents of a baby boy, Warren Clark. He was born at 12:18 a.m., Feb. 29, 2008, at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains. He weighed 8 pounds, 10-1/2 ounces and was 21-1/2 inches long. His sibling is Olivia, 2. Grandparents are Ernest and Kathleen Niermann of Thayer; Steven and Jodi Henry and John and Kathy Lawson, all of Kansas City, Mo...
Maggie Grace Sult (03/20/08)
Melanie and William Sult announces the birth of a baby girl, Maggie Grace. Maggie was born at St. John's Hospital in Springfield, Mo., Feb. 11, 2008, at 4:07 p.m.. weighing 7 pounds, 12 ounces. She was welcomed home by big sisters, Madelyn, age 4, and Macey, age 2...
Mollie Grace Warren (03/20/08)
Michael and Allison Warren of Alton are the parents of a baby girl, Mollie Grace. She was born at 1:08 a.m., March 10, 2008, at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains. She weighed 7 pounds, 8 ounces and was 18-1/2 inches long. Her sibling is Maggie Gail. Grandparents are Mike Bettis and Michele Myers, both of Alton; and the late Jerry and Gale Warren...
Warren Clark Lawson (03/20/08)
David and Jill Lawson of West Plains are the parents of a baby boy, Warren Clark. He was born at 12:18 a.m., Feb. 29, 2008, at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains. He weighed 8 pounds, 10-1/2 ounces and was 21-1/2 inches long. His sibling is Olivia, 2. Grandparents are Ernest and Kathleen Niermann of Thayer; Steven and Jodi Henry and John and Kathy Lawson, all of Kansas City, Mo...
Bragg -- Gitz (03/20/08)
James and Cindy Bragg of Cherokee Village and Gary and Ruth Rogers of Ash Flat are proud to announce the engagement of their daughter, Leslie Bragg, to Bradley Gitz. Leslie is the granddaughter of Imogene Lewis of Lynn. She is a graduate of Highland High School and received her bachelor's degree from Lyon College...
Bragg -- Gitz (03/20/08)
James and Cindy Bragg of Cherokee Village and Gary and Ruth Rogers of Ash Flat are proud to announce the engagement of their daughter, Leslie Bragg, to Bradley Gitz. Leslie is the granddaughter of Imogene Lewis of Lynn. She is a graduate of Highland High School and received her bachelor's degree from Lyon College...