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School board votes on bond resolution (03/27/08)
Jan Thompson Staff Writer THAYER -- At their March 13 Thayer School Board meeting, by unanimous vote, the board voted for a refunding bond resolution. According to Thayer Superintendent of Schools Rod Priest, the refunding resolution authorized the sale of $2,600,000 General Obligation Refunding Bonds at an average interest rate of about 3.43 percent, compared to the Series 2003 Refunded Bonds which carry an average interest rate of about 4.47 percent...
Flooding rain creates havoc (03/27/08)
Jody Shackelford Staff Writer Fulton County was hit hard March 18-19 with torrential down pours that caused county wide flooding, damaged houses and endangered lives. The damage estimates to the road system alone has exceeded the million dollar mark...
Izard County hit hard by floods (03/27/08)
Jody Shackelford Staff Writer Izard County was not exempt from the second natural disaster in two months. "It's bad," Izard County Judge Rayburn Finley said. One of many counties across north east Arkansas, Izard County was saturated with flooding the week of March 17...
Rain creates major flooding (03/27/08)
Jan Thompson Staff Writer OREGON COUNTY -- Oregon County Presiding Commissioner Leo Warren and Oregon County Emergency Management Director Eric King announced March 19 that President Bush has named Oregon County as one of 70 county's in the state declared a federal disaster area...
Massive road damage (03/27/08)
Jody Shackelford Staff Writer As chief executive officer, Fulton County Judge Charles Willett is spearheading the juggernaut of repairing over 2,000 miles of 596 county roads, each and every one damaged by the recent onslaught of precipitation in the area...
Three rescued at Saddler Falls (03/27/08)
Residents along the Spring River are familiar with the river rising when heavy rains fall. In excess of 10 inches of rain fell in the Spring River area March 18 and 19 and some people who thought they could ride out the rising water as they have before, decided maybe they couldn't...
Squirrel Hill Road Wreck (03/27/08)
Photos by Jody Shackelford A Fulton County man is at home recovering from injuries he received in a two-car accident March 21. According to Cpl. Kenneth Foley with the Arkansas State Police, Donnie Henry, 54, of Glencoe was stopped in the eastbound lane of Highway 62 waiting to make a left turn onto Squirrel Hill Road when a 2001 Chevrolet pickup driven by Nicholas Brown, 19, of Walnut Ridge struck the back of the 1985 Ford Bronco Henry was driving. ...
Students strive to make seat belts a habit (03/27/08)
Jan Thompson Staff Writer ALTON -- An all-school assembly was held March 18 at Alton High School to encourage young drivers to buckle their seat belts. The Missouri Department of Transportation in conjunction with K-Kountry 95 radio have joined as partners to promote a program called 21 Days...
Silver Sneakers funding ends for Bodyworks (03/27/08)
Terrah Baker Staff Writer The Silver Sneakers program held at Bodyworks in Salem, provides a daily exercise program to local seniors, and is now being shut down. Drenda Sutton, the owner of Bodyworks and program director of Salem's Silver Sneakers chapter, said that the program is extremely important to the area's seniors and that closing it could risk lives...
Area senior centers provide opportunities for seniors (03/27/08)
Terrah Baker Staff Writer On any given weekday, the three Fulton County Senior Centers in Salem, Viola and Mammoth Spring, are serving much needed meals and facilitating the priceless opportunity for aging citizens to make a friend. Although the senior centers provide an invaluable service to Fulton County, it is not always easy for them to continue to keep their doors open...
Postmaster offers safety tips (03/27/08)
Jan Thompson Staff Writer OREGON COUNTY -- Identity theft is one of the fastest-growing crimes not only across the country but also locally, costing millions of dollars each year. According to Koshkonong Postmaster Donna Steed, victims can spend months, or years, and thousands of dollars cleaning up their good names and credit records, and may lose job opportunities, get turned down for loans, and even get arrested for crimes they didn't commit because of identity theft...
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Postmaster offers safety tips (03/27/08)
Jan Thompson Staff Writer OREGON COUNTY -- Identity theft is one of the fastest-growing crimes not only across the country but also locally, costing millions of dollars each year. According to Koshkonong Postmaster Donna Steed, victims can spend months, or years, and thousands of dollars cleaning up their good names and credit records, and may lose job opportunities, get turned down for loans, and even get arrested for crimes they didn't commit because of identity theft...
School board votes on bond resolution (03/27/08)
Jan Thompson Staff Writer THAYER -- At their March 13 Thayer School Board meeting, by unanimous vote, the board voted for a refunding bond resolution. According to Thayer Superintendent of Schools Rod Priest, the refunding resolution authorized the sale of $2,600,000 General Obligation Refunding Bonds at an average interest rate of about 3.43 percent, compared to the Series 2003 Refunded Bonds which carry an average interest rate of about 4.47 percent...
Rain creates major flooding (03/27/08)
Jan Thompson Staff Writer OREGON COUNTY -- Oregon County Presiding Commissioner Leo Warren and Oregon County Emergency Management Director Eric King announced March 19 that President Bush has named Oregon County as one of 70 county's in the state declared a federal disaster area...
Flooding rain creates havoc (03/27/08)
Jody Shackelford Staff Writer Fulton County was hit hard March 18-19 with torrential down pours that caused county wide flooding, damaged houses and endangered lives. The damage estimates to the road system alone has exceeded the million dollar mark...
Three rescued at Saddler Falls (03/27/08)
Residents along the Spring River are familiar with the river rising when heavy rains fall. In excess of 10 inches of rain fell in the Spring River area March 18 and 19 and some people who thought they could ride out the rising water as they have before, decided maybe they couldn't...
Squirrel Hill Road Wreck (03/27/08)
Photos by Jody Shackelford A Fulton County man is at home recovering from injuries he received in a two-car accident March 21. According to Cpl. Kenneth Foley with the Arkansas State Police, Donnie Henry, 54, of Glencoe was stopped in the eastbound lane of Highway 62 waiting to make a left turn onto Squirrel Hill Road when a 2001 Chevrolet pickup driven by Nicholas Brown, 19, of Walnut Ridge struck the back of the 1985 Ford Bronco Henry was driving. ...
Students strive to make seat belts a habit (03/27/08)
Jan Thompson Staff Writer ALTON -- An all-school assembly was held March 18 at Alton High School to encourage young drivers to buckle their seat belts. The Missouri Department of Transportation in conjunction with K-Kountry 95 radio have joined as partners to promote a program called 21 Days...
Silver Sneakers funding ends for Bodyworks (03/27/08)
Terrah Baker Staff Writer The Silver Sneakers program held at Bodyworks in Salem, provides a daily exercise program to local seniors, and is now being shut down. Drenda Sutton, the owner of Bodyworks and program director of Salem's Silver Sneakers chapter, said that the program is extremely important to the area's seniors and that closing it could risk lives...
Area senior centers provide opportunities for seniors (03/27/08)
Terrah Baker Staff Writer On any given weekday, the three Fulton County Senior Centers in Salem, Viola and Mammoth Spring, are serving much needed meals and facilitating the priceless opportunity for aging citizens to make a friend. Although the senior centers provide an invaluable service to Fulton County, it is not always easy for them to continue to keep their doors open...
Massive road damage (03/27/08)
Jody Shackelford Staff Writer As chief executive officer, Fulton County Judge Charles Willett is spearheading the juggernaut of repairing over 2,000 miles of 596 county roads, each and every one damaged by the recent onslaught of precipitation in the area...
Izard County hit hard by floods (03/27/08)
Jody Shackelford Staff Writer Izard County was not exempt from the second natural disaster in two months. "It's bad," Izard County Judge Rayburn Finley said. One of many counties across north east Arkansas, Izard County was saturated with flooding the week of March 17...
SSG. James M. Russell (03/27/08)
SSG. James M. Russell of Mammoth Spring was activated in early October 2007 and has completed his necessary training at Camp Shelby, Miss.On March 19 as part of Alfa Company 217th B.S.B. he was deployed to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.James Russell is the son of Theron Russell and the late Billie Russell of Hardy and the husband of Jody Russell of Mammoth Spring. ...
SSG. James M. Russell (03/27/08)
SSG. James M. Russell of Mammoth Spring was activated in early October 2007 and has completed his necessary training at Camp Shelby, Miss.On March 19 as part of Alfa Company 217th B.S.B. he was deployed to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.James Russell is the son of Theron Russell and the late Billie Russell of Hardy and the husband of Jody Russell of Mammoth Spring. ...
Hunting dates approved (03/27/08)
Arkansas hunters can begin planning their vacations now that commissioners from the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission have formally approved the upcoming season dates. In a 4-2 vote, commissioners passed the seasons for modern gun, archery and muzzleloader deer seasons...
Mammoth Spring alumni game set to tip (03/27/08)
The second annual alumni basketball game and chili supper at Mammoth Spring High School is slated for March 29, with doors opening at 5 p.m., at the high school gymnasium. The teacher/senior basketball game is scheduled to tip off at 6 p.m., followed by the alumni games at 7 p.m...
Fifth annual Tommy Bolt Classic on tap (03/27/08)
The fifth annual Tommy Bolt Classic is set for June 28, according to the tourney committee. Proceeds from the tournament will benefit Fountain Place, a retirement community in Cherokee Village. As usual, the tournament will be held at the championship South Course in Cherokee Village...
Mammoth Spring alumni game set to tip (03/27/08)
The second annual alumni basketball game and chili supper at Mammoth Spring High School is slated for March 29, with doors opening at 5 p.m., at the high school gymnasium. The teacher/senior basketball game is scheduled to tip off at 6 p.m., followed by the alumni games at 7 p.m...
Hunting dates approved (03/27/08)
Arkansas hunters can begin planning their vacations now that commissioners from the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission have formally approved the upcoming season dates. In a 4-2 vote, commissioners passed the seasons for modern gun, archery and muzzleloader deer seasons...
Fifth annual Tommy Bolt Classic on tap (03/27/08)
The fifth annual Tommy Bolt Classic is set for June 28, according to the tourney committee. Proceeds from the tournament will benefit Fountain Place, a retirement community in Cherokee Village. As usual, the tournament will be held at the championship South Course in Cherokee Village...
Paul Joseph Fischer (03/27/08)
Paul Joseph Fischer, 93, of Cherokee Village, Ark., died March 17, 2008, at his residence. He was born Oct. 30, 1914, in Brooklyn, N.Y., the son of Carl T. Fischer and Mary C. (Hermann)?Fischer. He was a veteran of the United States Army having served during World War II. ...
Casey W. Catt (03/27/08)
Casey W. Catt, 76, of Ozark Acres, Ark., died March 20, 2008, at the Fulton County?Hospital in Salem, Ark. ?He was born Sept. 4, 1931, in Cherry Valley, Ark., the son of Earl E. Catt and Mable (Cobb) Catt. He worked as an electrician for many years. He was a veteran of the United States Marine Corps. He was a Mason and was member of the Highland Hills Baptist Church...
Albert (Bart) Rodman (03/27/08)
Albert Waymon (Bart) Rodman, 58, of Oxford, Ark., son of Glenna Faye Melton Rodman and the late Albert Steven Rodman, was born Aug. 22, 1949, in Bandmill, Ark. He died March 18, 2008, at Baxter Regional Medical Center in ?Mountain?Home. He was united in marriage to Billie Taylor on March 21, 1969, at Oxford. To this union two children were born. He was employed by Davidson Chevrolet for 25 years as an auto mechanic...
Olive Rayburn (03/27/08)
Olive Rayburn, 86, of Poughkeepsie, Ark., died March 16, 2008, at the Fulton County?Hospital in Salem. She was born March 2, 1922, in Kekalb, County, Ill., to Swen and Malinda (Ream)?Anderson. She was a retired factory worker having worked in Illinois...
R.C. Bullock (03/27/08)
R.C. Bullock, 60, of Thayer, Mo., was born Sept. 13, 1942, in Thayer, Mo., the son of the late Daniel and Ruby (Pierce)?Bullock. He died March 18, 2008, at his home. He was united in marriage to Rose Richardson on Aug. 28, 1981, in Thayer, Mo., who survives. ...
Vida M. McBride (03/27/08)
Vida M. McBride, 84, of Leesburg, Fla., died March 15, 2008. She was born in Thayer, Mo., and moved to Leesburg in 2006 from Lansing, Mich. She was a homemaker and a member of the South 15th Street Church of Christ in Leesburg along with the Order of the Eastern Star in St. Clair Shores, Mich...
Theodore Trimmer (03/27/08)
Theodore Vincent (Ted) Trimmer, 74, of Glencoe, Ark., died March 18, 2008, at ?Hospice of the Ozarks ?Hospice House in Mountain?Home, Ark. He was born in Torrington, Wyo., on June 23, 1933, the son of the late Kenneth Lyle and Alice Rose (Shimbur) Trimmer...
Alice Louise Tally (03/27/08)
Alice Louise Tally, 85, of Thayer, Mo., was born July 9, 1922, in Fond Du Lac, Wis., and died March 17, 2008, at her home. Survivors include: three dughters, Linda Marcotte and Karen Carter both of Thayer, Mo., and Carol Forceman of Minnesota; one son, Bruce Espedal of Dayton, Ohio; 10 grandchildren; great-grandchildren; and numerous other relatives and friends...
Meda Phenix Conley (03/27/08)
Meda Irene Phenix Conley was born on March 7, 1945, in Myrtle, Mo., the daughter of the late Robert Washington Phenix and Gratie Erma Wetzel Phenix. She died on March 20, 2008, in Jonesboro, Ark., at the age of 63. She was united in marriage to Jimmie Howard Conley on June 10, 1977, at Thayer, Mo., and they shared 31 years together...
Preston Earl Higgins (03/27/08)
Preston Earl Higgins, 77, of Salem, Ark., son of the late Earl and Presty (Fletcher) Higgins, was born March 27, 1930, at St. Louis, Mo. He died March 21, 2008, at his home. He was united in marriage to Betty Ann Jovro on Oct. 16, 1949, at St. Louis, Mo. He worked as a truck driver before moving to Salem in 1989, with his wife, where they owned and operated Cedar Hill Station and Storage for 16 years. He served his country in the United States Navy during the Korean War...
Joe Denton Craine (03/27/08)
Joe Denton Craine of Festus, Mo., formerly of Mammoth Spring, was born Aug. 22, 1929, to George Thomas Craine and Lilly Jane Wightner Craine. He died March 18, 2008, at Jefferson Memorial Hospital in Crystal City,?Mo., at the age of 78. He was united in marriage to Netta Ameilia Oyler on May 16, 1946, in Mammoth Spring. He was a carpenter employed by Kloester Construction in St. Louis, Mo., for 40 years. He was a member of the Protestant Church for 60 years...
Frances B. Holz (03/27/08)
Frances B. Holz, 99, of Horseshoe Bend, Ark., died March 13, 2008, at the Crown Point Health and Rehab Center in Horseshoe Bend. She was born March 14, 1908, in Chassell, Mich., to the late Eugene and Adeline (Lundy) Burdick. She was a homemaker and a member of the Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church in Horseshoe Bend...
Ruby Looney (03/27/08)
Ruby Marie Looney was born the daughter of William D. Murrell and Minnie Mae Riley Murrell on Oct. 5, 1914, in Bodgett, Mo., and died March 17, 2008, in Thayer, Mo., at the age of 93. She was united in marriage on Dec. 12, 1939, at Sikeston, Mo., to Manuel Corwin Looney who preceded her in death Aug. 17, 1999...
Mildred Trantham (03/27/08)
Mildred Trantham, 94, of Searcy, Ark., died March 12, 2008. She was born Nov. 20, 1913, in Job, Mo., the daughter of William Bascum and Grace Jenkins Clark. She retired from General Motors where she was a bookkeeper. She was a member of College Church of Christ...
Johnny "John" Futrell (03/27/08)
Johnny "John" Futrell of Cherokee Village, Ark., was born Jan. 10, 1943, and died March 17, 2008, at Regency Hospital of Northwest Arkansas in Fayetteville. He is survived by: his wife, Kay, of Cherokee Village; three children, Brent Futrell (Cori) of Washington, D.C., Heather (Jim) Landstrom of Redford, Mich., and Jason Futrell of Cherokee Village; two grandchildren, Matthew and David of Redford, Mich...
Bessie Heath (03/27/08)
Bessie Heath, 88, of Melbourne, Ark., died March 19, 2008, at Hospice House in Mountain Home, Ark. She was born June 28, 1919, at Charlotte, Ark., the daughter of James Luther and Lydia Anne (Ross) Wilson. She was a homemaker and member of Belview Baptist Church at Melbourne...
Ruby Looney (03/27/08)
Ruby Marie Looney was born the daughter of William D. Murrell and Minnie Mae Riley Murrell on Oct. 5, 1914, in Bodgett, Mo., and died March 17, 2008, in Thayer, Mo., at the age of 93. She was united in marriage on Dec. 12, 1939, at Sikeston, Mo., to Manuel Corwin Looney who preceded her in death Aug. 17, 1999...
Albert (Bart) Rodman (03/27/08)
Albert Waymon (Bart) Rodman, 58, of Oxford, Ark., son of Glenna Faye Melton Rodman and the late Albert Steven Rodman, was born Aug. 22, 1949, in Bandmill, Ark. He died March 18, 2008, at Baxter Regional Medical Center in ?Mountain?Home. He was united in marriage to Billie Taylor on March 21, 1969, at Oxford. To this union two children were born. He was employed by Davidson Chevrolet for 25 years as an auto mechanic...
Vida M. McBride (03/27/08)
Vida M. McBride, 84, of Leesburg, Fla., died March 15, 2008. She was born in Thayer, Mo., and moved to Leesburg in 2006 from Lansing, Mich. She was a homemaker and a member of the South 15th Street Church of Christ in Leesburg along with the Order of the Eastern Star in St. Clair Shores, Mich...
Theodore Trimmer (03/27/08)
Theodore Vincent (Ted) Trimmer, 74, of Glencoe, Ark., died March 18, 2008, at ?Hospice of the Ozarks ?Hospice House in Mountain?Home, Ark. He was born in Torrington, Wyo., on June 23, 1933, the son of the late Kenneth Lyle and Alice Rose (Shimbur) Trimmer...
Johnny "John" Futrell (03/27/08)
Johnny "John" Futrell of Cherokee Village, Ark., was born Jan. 10, 1943, and died March 17, 2008, at Regency Hospital of Northwest Arkansas in Fayetteville. He is survived by: his wife, Kay, of Cherokee Village; three children, Brent Futrell (Cori) of Washington, D.C., Heather (Jim) Landstrom of Redford, Mich., and Jason Futrell of Cherokee Village; two grandchildren, Matthew and David of Redford, Mich...
Olive Rayburn (03/27/08)
Olive Rayburn, 86, of Poughkeepsie, Ark., died March 16, 2008, at the Fulton County?Hospital in Salem. She was born March 2, 1922, in Kekalb, County, Ill., to Swen and Malinda (Ream)?Anderson. She was a retired factory worker having worked in Illinois...
Bessie Heath (03/27/08)
Bessie Heath, 88, of Melbourne, Ark., died March 19, 2008, at Hospice House in Mountain Home, Ark. She was born June 28, 1919, at Charlotte, Ark., the daughter of James Luther and Lydia Anne (Ross) Wilson. She was a homemaker and member of Belview Baptist Church at Melbourne...
Frances B. Holz (03/27/08)
Frances B. Holz, 99, of Horseshoe Bend, Ark., died March 13, 2008, at the Crown Point Health and Rehab Center in Horseshoe Bend. She was born March 14, 1908, in Chassell, Mich., to the late Eugene and Adeline (Lundy) Burdick. She was a homemaker and a member of the Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church in Horseshoe Bend...
Meda Phenix Conley (03/27/08)
Meda Irene Phenix Conley was born on March 7, 1945, in Myrtle, Mo., the daughter of the late Robert Washington Phenix and Gratie Erma Wetzel Phenix. She died on March 20, 2008, in Jonesboro, Ark., at the age of 63. She was united in marriage to Jimmie Howard Conley on June 10, 1977, at Thayer, Mo., and they shared 31 years together...
Alice Louise Tally (03/27/08)
Alice Louise Tally, 85, of Thayer, Mo., was born July 9, 1922, in Fond Du Lac, Wis., and died March 17, 2008, at her home. Survivors include: three dughters, Linda Marcotte and Karen Carter both of Thayer, Mo., and Carol Forceman of Minnesota; one son, Bruce Espedal of Dayton, Ohio; 10 grandchildren; great-grandchildren; and numerous other relatives and friends...
Mildred Trantham (03/27/08)
Mildred Trantham, 94, of Searcy, Ark., died March 12, 2008. She was born Nov. 20, 1913, in Job, Mo., the daughter of William Bascum and Grace Jenkins Clark. She retired from General Motors where she was a bookkeeper. She was a member of College Church of Christ...
Joe Denton Craine (03/27/08)
Joe Denton Craine of Festus, Mo., formerly of Mammoth Spring, was born Aug. 22, 1929, to George Thomas Craine and Lilly Jane Wightner Craine. He died March 18, 2008, at Jefferson Memorial Hospital in Crystal City,?Mo., at the age of 78. He was united in marriage to Netta Ameilia Oyler on May 16, 1946, in Mammoth Spring. He was a carpenter employed by Kloester Construction in St. Louis, Mo., for 40 years. He was a member of the Protestant Church for 60 years...
Casey W. Catt (03/27/08)
Casey W. Catt, 76, of Ozark Acres, Ark., died March 20, 2008, at the Fulton County?Hospital in Salem, Ark. ?He was born Sept. 4, 1931, in Cherry Valley, Ark., the son of Earl E. Catt and Mable (Cobb) Catt. He worked as an electrician for many years. He was a veteran of the United States Marine Corps. He was a Mason and was member of the Highland Hills Baptist Church...
R.C. Bullock (03/27/08)
R.C. Bullock, 60, of Thayer, Mo., was born Sept. 13, 1942, in Thayer, Mo., the son of the late Daniel and Ruby (Pierce)?Bullock. He died March 18, 2008, at his home. He was united in marriage to Rose Richardson on Aug. 28, 1981, in Thayer, Mo., who survives. ...
Preston Earl Higgins (03/27/08)
Preston Earl Higgins, 77, of Salem, Ark., son of the late Earl and Presty (Fletcher) Higgins, was born March 27, 1930, at St. Louis, Mo. He died March 21, 2008, at his home. He was united in marriage to Betty Ann Jovro on Oct. 16, 1949, at St. Louis, Mo. He worked as a truck driver before moving to Salem in 1989, with his wife, where they owned and operated Cedar Hill Station and Storage for 16 years. He served his country in the United States Navy during the Korean War...
Paul Joseph Fischer (03/27/08)
Paul Joseph Fischer, 93, of Cherokee Village, Ark., died March 17, 2008, at his residence. He was born Oct. 30, 1914, in Brooklyn, N.Y., the son of Carl T. Fischer and Mary C. (Hermann)?Fischer. He was a veteran of the United States Army having served during World War II. ...
Scott Lee Martin (03/27/08)
Robert and Jessica Martin of Thayer are the parents of a baby boy, Scott Lee. He was born at 1:30 p.m., March 14, 2008, at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains. He weighed 6 pounds, 15 ounces and was 20-1/2 inches long. His siblings are Shane, 5, and Brian, 4...
Hunter Dean Roberts (03/27/08)
Jeffery and Amanda Roberts of Couch are the parents of a baby boy, Hunter Dean. He was born at 4:22 a.m., March 16, 2008 at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains. He weighed 9 pounds, and was 22 inches long. Grandparents are Tommy and Denise Smith of Willow Springs and Dean and Debbie Roberts of Myrtle...
Scott Lee Martin (03/27/08)
Robert and Jessica Martin of Thayer are the parents of a baby boy, Scott Lee. He was born at 1:30 p.m., March 14, 2008, at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains. He weighed 6 pounds, 15 ounces and was 20-1/2 inches long. His siblings are Shane, 5, and Brian, 4...
Ella Claire Orr (03/27/08)
Jason and Tara Orr of West Plains are the parents of a baby girl, Ella Claire. She was born at 7:44 p.m., March 13, 2008 at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains. She weighed 8 pounds, 4 ounces and was 21-1/4 inches long. Grandparents are Ray and Karen Ginder of Alton and the late Rick and Bonnie McDaniel...
Boothes to celebrate 50th wedding anniversary (03/27/08)
Jimmy and Rosella Boothe will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on April 5 from 2 to 5 p.m. at the fellowship hall at First Baptist Church in Horseshoe Bend. Jimmy and Rosella were married April 3, 1938, at Kansas City, Mo. The Boothes are the parents of Charles Stanley Boothe and Kathy Jo Boothe Gay...
Ashton Michael Andrew (03/27/08)
Kevin Stacel and Celeste Kent of West Plains are the parents of a baby boy, Ashton Michael Andrew. He was born at 3:45 a.m., March 14, 2008, at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains. He weighed 7 pounds, 4 ounces and was 19-3/4 inches long. His siblings are Melody, 2, and Bridgette, 8. Grandparents are Don and Cheryl Kent of Mammoth Spring, Ark., and Curt and Michele Rodgers of West Plains...
Hunter Dean Roberts (03/27/08)
Jeffery and Amanda Roberts of Couch are the parents of a baby boy, Hunter Dean. He was born at 4:22 a.m., March 16, 2008 at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains. He weighed 9 pounds, and was 22 inches long. Grandparents are Tommy and Denise Smith of Willow Springs and Dean and Debbie Roberts of Myrtle...
Ella Claire Orr (03/27/08)
Jason and Tara Orr of West Plains are the parents of a baby girl, Ella Claire. She was born at 7:44 p.m., March 13, 2008 at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains. She weighed 8 pounds, 4 ounces and was 21-1/4 inches long. Grandparents are Ray and Karen Ginder of Alton and the late Rick and Bonnie McDaniel...
Scott Lee Martin (03/27/08)
Robert and Jessica Martin of Thayer are the parents of a baby boy, Scott Lee. He was born at 1:30 p.m., March 14, 2008, at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains. He weighed 6 pounds, 15 ounces and was 20-1/2 inches long. His siblings are Shane, 5, and Brian, 4...
Scott Lee Martin (03/27/08)
Robert and Jessica Martin of Thayer are the parents of a baby boy, Scott Lee. He was born at 1:30 p.m., March 14, 2008, at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains. He weighed 6 pounds, 15 ounces and was 20-1/2 inches long. His siblings are Shane, 5, and Brian, 4...
Ashton Michael Andrew (03/27/08)
Kevin Stacel and Celeste Kent of West Plains are the parents of a baby boy, Ashton Michael Andrew. He was born at 3:45 a.m., March 14, 2008, at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains. He weighed 7 pounds, 4 ounces and was 19-3/4 inches long. His siblings are Melody, 2, and Bridgette, 8. Grandparents are Don and Cheryl Kent of Mammoth Spring, Ark., and Curt and Michele Rodgers of West Plains...
Boothes to celebrate 50th wedding anniversary (03/27/08)
Jimmy and Rosella Boothe will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on April 5 from 2 to 5 p.m. at the fellowship hall at First Baptist Church in Horseshoe Bend. Jimmy and Rosella were married April 3, 1938, at Kansas City, Mo. The Boothes are the parents of Charles Stanley Boothe and Kathy Jo Boothe Gay...
Price -- Moody (03/27/08)
Scott Anthony Moody and Stephanie Irene Beltz-Price were united in marriage on Dec. 14, 2007, at the Wilderness Church at Silver Dollar City, Branson, Mo. The bride is the daughter of Joe and Nancy Beltz of Mountain View, Mo., and the groom is the son of Dr. Michael and Barbara Moody of Salem, Ark...
Price -- Moody (03/27/08)
Scott Anthony Moody and Stephanie Irene Beltz-Price were united in marriage on Dec. 14, 2007, at the Wilderness Church at Silver Dollar City, Branson, Mo. The bride is the daughter of Joe and Nancy Beltz of Mountain View, Mo., and the groom is the son of Dr. Michael and Barbara Moody of Salem, Ark...
Waters -- Hutson (03/27/08)
Billy Don Waters and Norlene Edwards of Willisville announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Cathy Leeann to Cody Douglas Hutson, son of Barry and Kim Hutson of Bexar. The wedding will be held at 2 p.m. on July 19 at Corinth Baptist Church. A reception will follow in the church fellowship hall...
Sawyer -- Pogue (03/27/08)
Christopher Pogue an Nicole Wilkes Sawyer announce their engagement and forthcoming marriage. The wedding will be held at the amphitheater at Blanchard Springs on March 29 at 2 p.m. The reception will be held at Cody's Restaurant in Fifty Six following the wedding...
Waters -- Hutson (03/27/08)
Billy Don Waters and Norlene Edwards of Willisville announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Cathy Leeann to Cody Douglas Hutson, son of Barry and Kim Hutson of Bexar. The wedding will be held at 2 p.m. on July 19 at Corinth Baptist Church. A reception will follow in the church fellowship hall...
Sawyer -- Pogue (03/27/08)
Christopher Pogue an Nicole Wilkes Sawyer announce their engagement and forthcoming marriage. The wedding will be held at the amphitheater at Blanchard Springs on March 29 at 2 p.m. The reception will be held at Cody's Restaurant in Fifty Six following the wedding...
Wainwrights to celebrate 50th wedding anniversary (03/27/08)
Jerry and Kathleen Wainwright of Salem, Ark., will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on March 30. Jerry, son of George and Fannie Jane Wainwright of Salem, and Kathleen Wheeler, daughter of Harold and Mildred Wheeler of Camp, Ark., were married March 30, 1958, at Salem Methodist Church. Parents of the bride and groom as well as the bride's sisters, Juanita and Ruby and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. L.R. Wheeler were present...
Wainwrights to celebrate 50th wedding anniversary (03/27/08)
Jerry and Kathleen Wainwright of Salem, Ark., will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on March 30. Jerry, son of George and Fannie Jane Wainwright of Salem, and Kathleen Wheeler, daughter of Harold and Mildred Wheeler of Camp, Ark., were married March 30, 1958, at Salem Methodist Church. Parents of the bride and groom as well as the bride's sisters, Juanita and Ruby and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. L.R. Wheeler were present...
Weather (03/27/08)
What a ride this area has been on the last few months! First, we wondered if we would blow away when near gale force winds created havoc, reigniting and spreading wild fires across the region. Firefighters were spread thin Jan. 29 trying to stay ahead of fires that threatened homes...
Weather (03/27/08)
What a ride this area has been on the last few months! First, we wondered if we would blow away when near gale force winds created havoc, reigniting and spreading wild fires across the region. Firefighters were spread thin Jan. 29 trying to stay ahead of fires that threatened homes...