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Stories from Thursday, April 3, 2008

Surveying the county (04/03/08)
Jody Shackelford Staff Writer Elected in 2006, Brian Keen is the Fulton County Surveyor and owner of Keen Surveying in Salem. The position is unpaid and has no benefits, but Keen has filed again for the position. "I am here to assist county officials in any survey matter they may have or answer any questions. ...
Senior center in Thayer moves due to flooding (04/03/08)
Jan Thompson Staff Writer THAYER -- Things have changed at the Fun and Friends Senior Citizen Center in Thayer. This is due to heavy rain that fell in Oregon County and surrounding areas March 18 and 19. The center was advised by Oregon County Health Department Inspector Julie Crowell to close the center due to excessive water standing in the kitchen. ...
Workshop project (04/03/08)
Jan Thompson Staff Writer ALTON -- The Oregon County Sheltered Workshop at Alton is always looking for new projects and alternative ways for their employees to make money. Assistant workshop manager Darrell Strain came up with the idea to purchase a shredder for the employees to operate...
Keeping the county safe (04/03/08)
Jan Thompson Staff Writer OREGON COUNTY -- Reporters note: This is the ninth in a series of articles focusing on the elected offices in Oregon County. Oregon County Sheriff Tim Ward has a lot of experience working in law enforcement. He began as a reserve officer, worked one-year as a Thayer Police Officer, and served as chief deputy for Sheriff Junior Henry from 1989 to 1993...
Davis charged with stabbing in Sharp County (04/03/08)
Chris Murphy Staff Writer A Mammoth Spring man is spending his days and nights at the Sharp County Jail since he allegedly stabbed another man in Hardy March 24. Justin Lee Davis, 22, is charged with three counts of aggravated assault, a class D felony; first degree battery, a class B felony; and felon in possession of a firearm, a class B felony...
Blue toilet is on the prowl in Thayer (04/03/08)
Jan Thompson Staff Writer THAYER -- The St. Paul United Methodist Church Anglers Relay for Life Team's blue toilet made quite an impression in the quest to raise funds to fight cancer last year, so team members decided to try it again this year. The blue toilet arrived at Thayer City Hall March 20 and Thayer Mayor Merle Williams was on hand to greet its arrival and to encourage residents in the area to donate to the Relay for Life fund...
Rotary to hold annual auction (04/03/08)
THAYER -- Every year the Thayer-Mammoth Spring Rotary Club holds a radio auction to raise funds for local projects in the community. This year's Rotary Club Auction will be April 14-18. The auction will start each evening at 5:30 p.m. and continue until 7 p.m. on K-Kountry 95 and KALM-AM 1290 radio. Audio of the auction can also be heard on www.kkountry.com...
Spaying clinic offered in Thayer (04/03/08)
Jan Thompson Staff Writer THAYER -- Cover Lumber Company in Thayer is once again teaming-up with Langley Animal Clinic, also in Thayer, to offer residents in Oregon County and Fulton County a reduced spaying clinic for dogs and cats. According to Maureen Calvin, owner of Cover's, the regular cost for spaying a female dog under 50 pounds is $80. During the reduced spaying clinic, which is set for April 7 through May 5, the cost will be $30...
Court reviews financials (04/03/08)
Terrah Baker Staff Writer Fulton County Quorum Court met March 24 for a special meeting to review the county's financial report. Gary Phillips addressed the court with a proposed ordinance concerning the ambulance service and the fire department's half-cent sales tax...
Honoring those who serve (04/03/08)
Jody Shackelford Staff writer The Wall of Honor at Veterans Park has been completed recently and dedication is scheduled. Retired from the Air Force as a lieutenant colonel, Don Meek of Horseshoe Bend's dream of a wall to honor veterans past and future is finally realized...
Future of payday lenders undetermined (04/03/08)
Jody Shackelford Staff writer Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel has recently demanded that all payday lenders in the state close their doors for good. The future of local stores in Highland and Batesville are uncertain but currently continue to do business...
Mammoth Spring man charged in forgery (04/03/08)
Chris Murphy Staff Writer A Mammoth Spring man is charged with forgery after he allegedly wrote a check that he had stolen from his ex-girlfriend at an Ash Flat business. Justin Davis, 22, is charged with second degree forgery, a class C felony. Around 6:55 p.m. March 18, Ash Flat Officer Tamara Roberts received a call from Sharp County Dispatch informing her that a white male had written a suspicious check at Flash Market in Ash Flat...
Relay for Life slated (04/03/08)
Jan Thompson Staff Writer OREGON COUNTY -- The American Cancer Society Relay For Life in Oregon County is just around the corner and media coordinator for the event, Debbie Strain, said it is time to start registering teams. She said this can be done by turning in registration forms and fees to Carrie Wynn at the Bank of Thayer...
Juveniles steal car (04/03/08)
Jody Shackelford Staff Writer Nathan Andrew Redding, 17, and a 16-year-old juvenile from Hardy have been charged with four felony counts including commercial burglary, two charges of theft of property and criminal mischief. According to Fulton County Deputy Johnny Byler, he received a call Dec. 21 from Michael Bell, owner of Lookout Mountain Motors in Glencoe saying a Toyota Avalon had been stolen from his lot some time in the early morning...
Kelly Miller Brothers Circus coming to Mammoth Spring (04/03/08)
The Kelly Miller Brothers Circus is coming to Mammoth Spring April 14. The Spring River Shrine Club is sponsoring the circus. It will be set up at the Country Music Hall grounds located just south of Mammoth Spring on Highway 63. There will be two performances, at 4:30 p.m., and 7:30 p.m...
Teachers to retire (04/03/08)
Jody Shackelford Staff Writer Two long time Salem School teachers announced their intention to retire at the March 24 Salem School Board Meeting. Salem School Superintendent Ken Rich read aloud two prepared letters of resignation from teacher Jim Bicker and Larry Langston...
Hospital board meets with court (04/03/08)
Terrah Baker Staff Writer The Fulton County Quorum Court attended the Fulton County Hospital Board's monthly meeting March 24 to create a plan to save the county's ambulance service. The court was presented with the monthly financial report and a variety of explanations from hospital board members concerning the hospital's financial situation...
Wife stabs husband (04/03/08)
Jody Shackelford Staff Writer A Mount Pleasant woman is accused of stabbing her husband in the chest with a pair of scissors recently, according to Izard County authorities. Katrina Malloy, 38, is being held in the Izard County Detention Facility after a March 21 brawl between husband and wife escalated. She is facing charges of felony aggravated assault on a family member as well as domestic battery in the third degree involving a child...
Filing ends (04/03/08)
Jan Thompson Staff Writer OREGON COUNTY -- The primary election will be held in Missouri Aug. 5. Oregon County Clerk Gary Hensley said the deadline to register to vote for the August Primary is July 9. There will be six open offices on the ballot. Filing for the positions ended March 25...
Cherokee man dies in accident (04/03/08)
Chris Murphy Staff Writer A Cherokee Village man was killed in a one-vehicle wreck in Alton, Mo., March 26. According to a report by Sgt. D. D. Finley with Troop G of the Missouri Highway Patrol, Gary M. Erath, 57, was driving a 1999 Chevrolet Lumina west on Highway 160, three miles east of Alton when he failed to negotiate a curve and lost control of the car. The car ran off the right side of the highway, overturned and struck a nearby tree and fence, Finley said...
Longhorns pass by Cougars (04/03/08)
Led by Lucas Rains' three runs-batted-in, the Viola Longhorns pushed past Izard County 11-9 at Brockwell March 25. Viola held an 11-0 lead, scoring seven runs in the top of the fourth, but the Cougars answered with seven runs in the bottom of the frame to keep close...
FEMA visits Alton, Thayer (04/03/08)
Jan Thompson Staff Writer OREGON COUNTY -- Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) officials were in Alton and Thayer March 25 conducting what they called a preliminary assessment of the flood of March 18 and 19...
Carpenter charged with capitol murder (04/03/08)
Jody Shackelford Staff Writer A Fulton County man Steven Carpenter, 26, has been charged with capital murder in what authorities say is the brutal murder of a young Stone County man. Stone County resident, Kagen Futrell, 19, was reported missing March 27 after having not been seen since March 25-26. Investigators found Futrell's body in the late hours of March 28, a report said...
Warren to celebrate 80th birthday (04/03/08)
A drop-in 80th birthday celebration will be held in honor of Martha Warren, Sunday, April 6 from 2-4 p.m. at the Senior Citizens Center in Alton, Mo. Refreshments will be served. The reception will be hosted by her five sons and their families, Leo and Maxine Warren, Don and Pat Warren, Cleve and Denna Warren, Clifford and Laura Warren and Dennis and Ruth Warren and her nine grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren...
Court reviews financials (04/03/08)
Terrah Baker Staff Writer Fulton County Quorum Court met March 24 for a special meeting to review the county's financial report. Gary Phillips addressed the court with a proposed ordinance concerning the ambulance service and the fire department's half-cent sales tax...
Rotary to hold annual auction (04/03/08)
THAYER -- Every year the Thayer-Mammoth Spring Rotary Club holds a radio auction to raise funds for local projects in the community. This year's Rotary Club Auction will be April 14-18. The auction will start each evening at 5:30 p.m. and continue until 7 p.m. on K-Kountry 95 and KALM-AM 1290 radio. Audio of the auction can also be heard on www.kkountry.com...
Juveniles steal car (04/03/08)
Jody Shackelford Staff Writer Nathan Andrew Redding, 17, and a 16-year-old juvenile from Hardy have been charged with four felony counts including commercial burglary, two charges of theft of property and criminal mischief. According to Fulton County Deputy Johnny Byler, he received a call Dec. 21 from Michael Bell, owner of Lookout Mountain Motors in Glencoe saying a Toyota Avalon had been stolen from his lot some time in the early morning...
Kelly Miller Brothers Circus coming to Mammoth Spring (04/03/08)
The Kelly Miller Brothers Circus is coming to Mammoth Spring April 14. The Spring River Shrine Club is sponsoring the circus. It will be set up at the Country Music Hall grounds located just south of Mammoth Spring on Highway 63. There will be two performances, at 4:30 p.m., and 7:30 p.m...
Teachers to retire (04/03/08)
Jody Shackelford Staff Writer Two long time Salem School teachers announced their intention to retire at the March 24 Salem School Board Meeting. Salem School Superintendent Ken Rich read aloud two prepared letters of resignation from teacher Jim Bicker and Larry Langston...
Wife stabs husband (04/03/08)
Jody Shackelford Staff Writer A Mount Pleasant woman is accused of stabbing her husband in the chest with a pair of scissors recently, according to Izard County authorities. Katrina Malloy, 38, is being held in the Izard County Detention Facility after a March 21 brawl between husband and wife escalated. She is facing charges of felony aggravated assault on a family member as well as domestic battery in the third degree involving a child...
Cherokee man dies in accident (04/03/08)
Chris Murphy Staff Writer A Cherokee Village man was killed in a one-vehicle wreck in Alton, Mo., March 26. According to a report by Sgt. D. D. Finley with Troop G of the Missouri Highway Patrol, Gary M. Erath, 57, was driving a 1999 Chevrolet Lumina west on Highway 160, three miles east of Alton when he failed to negotiate a curve and lost control of the car. The car ran off the right side of the highway, overturned and struck a nearby tree and fence, Finley said...
FEMA visits Alton, Thayer (04/03/08)
Jan Thompson Staff Writer OREGON COUNTY -- Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) officials were in Alton and Thayer March 25 conducting what they called a preliminary assessment of the flood of March 18 and 19...
Filing ends (04/03/08)
Jan Thompson Staff Writer OREGON COUNTY -- The primary election will be held in Missouri Aug. 5. Oregon County Clerk Gary Hensley said the deadline to register to vote for the August Primary is July 9. There will be six open offices on the ballot. Filing for the positions ended March 25...
Hospital board meets with court (04/03/08)
Terrah Baker Staff Writer The Fulton County Quorum Court attended the Fulton County Hospital Board's monthly meeting March 24 to create a plan to save the county's ambulance service. The court was presented with the monthly financial report and a variety of explanations from hospital board members concerning the hospital's financial situation...
Honoring those who serve (04/03/08)
Jody Shackelford Staff writer The Wall of Honor at Veterans Park has been completed recently and dedication is scheduled. Retired from the Air Force as a lieutenant colonel, Don Meek of Horseshoe Bend's dream of a wall to honor veterans past and future is finally realized...
Senior center in Thayer moves due to flooding (04/03/08)
Jan Thompson Staff Writer THAYER -- Things have changed at the Fun and Friends Senior Citizen Center in Thayer. This is due to heavy rain that fell in Oregon County and surrounding areas March 18 and 19. The center was advised by Oregon County Health Department Inspector Julie Crowell to close the center due to excessive water standing in the kitchen. ...
Workshop project (04/03/08)
Jan Thompson Staff Writer ALTON -- The Oregon County Sheltered Workshop at Alton is always looking for new projects and alternative ways for their employees to make money. Assistant workshop manager Darrell Strain came up with the idea to purchase a shredder for the employees to operate...
Keeping the county safe (04/03/08)
Jan Thompson Staff Writer OREGON COUNTY -- Reporters note: This is the ninth in a series of articles focusing on the elected offices in Oregon County. Oregon County Sheriff Tim Ward has a lot of experience working in law enforcement. He began as a reserve officer, worked one-year as a Thayer Police Officer, and served as chief deputy for Sheriff Junior Henry from 1989 to 1993...
Surveying the county (04/03/08)
Jody Shackelford Staff Writer Elected in 2006, Brian Keen is the Fulton County Surveyor and owner of Keen Surveying in Salem. The position is unpaid and has no benefits, but Keen has filed again for the position. "I am here to assist county officials in any survey matter they may have or answer any questions. ...
Blue toilet is on the prowl in Thayer (04/03/08)
Jan Thompson Staff Writer THAYER -- The St. Paul United Methodist Church Anglers Relay for Life Team's blue toilet made quite an impression in the quest to raise funds to fight cancer last year, so team members decided to try it again this year. The blue toilet arrived at Thayer City Hall March 20 and Thayer Mayor Merle Williams was on hand to greet its arrival and to encourage residents in the area to donate to the Relay for Life fund...
Spaying clinic offered in Thayer (04/03/08)
Jan Thompson Staff Writer THAYER -- Cover Lumber Company in Thayer is once again teaming-up with Langley Animal Clinic, also in Thayer, to offer residents in Oregon County and Fulton County a reduced spaying clinic for dogs and cats. According to Maureen Calvin, owner of Cover's, the regular cost for spaying a female dog under 50 pounds is $80. During the reduced spaying clinic, which is set for April 7 through May 5, the cost will be $30...
Future of payday lenders undetermined (04/03/08)
Jody Shackelford Staff writer Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel has recently demanded that all payday lenders in the state close their doors for good. The future of local stores in Highland and Batesville are uncertain but currently continue to do business...
Mammoth Spring man charged in forgery (04/03/08)
Chris Murphy Staff Writer A Mammoth Spring man is charged with forgery after he allegedly wrote a check that he had stolen from his ex-girlfriend at an Ash Flat business. Justin Davis, 22, is charged with second degree forgery, a class C felony. Around 6:55 p.m. March 18, Ash Flat Officer Tamara Roberts received a call from Sharp County Dispatch informing her that a white male had written a suspicious check at Flash Market in Ash Flat...
Relay for Life slated (04/03/08)
Jan Thompson Staff Writer OREGON COUNTY -- The American Cancer Society Relay For Life in Oregon County is just around the corner and media coordinator for the event, Debbie Strain, said it is time to start registering teams. She said this can be done by turning in registration forms and fees to Carrie Wynn at the Bank of Thayer...
Davis charged with stabbing in Sharp County (04/03/08)
Chris Murphy Staff Writer A Mammoth Spring man is spending his days and nights at the Sharp County Jail since he allegedly stabbed another man in Hardy March 24. Justin Lee Davis, 22, is charged with three counts of aggravated assault, a class D felony; first degree battery, a class B felony; and felon in possession of a firearm, a class B felony...
Longhorns pass by Cougars (04/03/08)
Led by Lucas Rains' three runs-batted-in, the Viola Longhorns pushed past Izard County 11-9 at Brockwell March 25. Viola held an 11-0 lead, scoring seven runs in the top of the fourth, but the Cougars answered with seven runs in the bottom of the frame to keep close...
Warren to celebrate 80th birthday (04/03/08)
A drop-in 80th birthday celebration will be held in honor of Martha Warren, Sunday, April 6 from 2-4 p.m. at the Senior Citizens Center in Alton, Mo. Refreshments will be served. The reception will be hosted by her five sons and their families, Leo and Maxine Warren, Don and Pat Warren, Cleve and Denna Warren, Clifford and Laura Warren and Dennis and Ruth Warren and her nine grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren...
Carpenter charged with capitol murder (04/03/08)
Jody Shackelford Staff Writer A Fulton County man Steven Carpenter, 26, has been charged with capital murder in what authorities say is the brutal murder of a young Stone County man. Stone County resident, Kagen Futrell, 19, was reported missing March 27 after having not been seen since March 25-26. Investigators found Futrell's body in the late hours of March 28, a report said...
Sims earns wings (04/03/08)
Kerry Sims, a 2005 graduate of Mammoth Spring High School earned his wings as a Continental Express flight attendant after an intensive training program in Houston, Texas Feb. 29. Kerry is the son of Terry Sims of Nashville, Tenn. and Brenda Smith of Mammoth Spring...
Sims earns wings (04/03/08)
Kerry Sims, a 2005 graduate of Mammoth Spring High School earned his wings as a Continental Express flight attendant after an intensive training program in Houston, Texas Feb. 29. Kerry is the son of Terry Sims of Nashville, Tenn. and Brenda Smith of Mammoth Spring...
Hummingbird migration nearing state border (04/03/08)
If you live in Missouri and have a hummingbird feeder, now is the time to put it out. Observers in Arkansas and Kansas report seeing ruby-throated hummingbirds already. Lanny Chambers, of Fenton, Mo., maintains a website that encourages birdwatchers from the Rocky Mountains to the Atlantic Ocean and from the Gulf of Mexico to Canada to report their first hummingbird sightings each year...
Lady Greyhounds edge Viola (04/03/08)
In her first at-bat on the varsity level, Maggie Pleasant came up huge for the Salem Lady Greyhounds. Pleasant smacked a two-run single in the bottom of the sixth March 25, helping Salem rally past the Viola Lady Longhorns 5-3. The Lady Hounds were trailing 3-2 when Pleasant struck...
Izard County turns tables on Lady Katz (04/03/08)
In a rematch of last year's Class 1A state softball semi-finals, the Izard County turned the tables on Melbourne, as the Lady Cougars knocked off the Lady Bearkatz 5-0 March 24 in Brockwell. Melbourne had earned a trip to the Class 1A finals last season with a hard-fought victory over their county neighbors...
Hummingbird migration nearing state border (04/03/08)
If you live in Missouri and have a hummingbird feeder, now is the time to put it out. Observers in Arkansas and Kansas report seeing ruby-throated hummingbirds already. Lanny Chambers, of Fenton, Mo., maintains a website that encourages birdwatchers from the Rocky Mountains to the Atlantic Ocean and from the Gulf of Mexico to Canada to report their first hummingbird sightings each year...
Lady Greyhounds edge Viola (04/03/08)
In her first at-bat on the varsity level, Maggie Pleasant came up huge for the Salem Lady Greyhounds. Pleasant smacked a two-run single in the bottom of the sixth March 25, helping Salem rally past the Viola Lady Longhorns 5-3. The Lady Hounds were trailing 3-2 when Pleasant struck...
Izard County turns tables on Lady Katz (04/03/08)
In a rematch of last year's Class 1A state softball semi-finals, the Izard County turned the tables on Melbourne, as the Lady Cougars knocked off the Lady Bearkatz 5-0 March 24 in Brockwell. Melbourne had earned a trip to the Class 1A finals last season with a hard-fought victory over their county neighbors...
Kenneth Max Pingleton (04/03/08)
Kenneth Max Pingleton, 70, of Koshkonong, Mo., died March 22, 2008, at his home. He was born March 14, 1938, in Alton, Mo., the son of George and Thelma Pingleton. Max was married to Mary Christine Holman on Nov. 26, 1958. He was a member of the United Baptist Church. He retired in 1991 from J.I. Case Company after more than 30 years of service. He continued working with farm machinery during summers with the Pro-Harvest Support Team...
Scottie Jim Grable (04/03/08)
Scottie Jim Grable, the son of Oliver Williams and Lottie Adams Williams, was born April 15, 1937, at Billmore, Mo., and died March 28, 2008, at the age of 70. Despite the handicap Scottie learned to live with, he had an outgoing personality, enjoyed life and will be remembered for the love he gave to his fellowman...
Dulsy M. Ebling (04/03/08)
Dulsy M. Ebling, of Blue Springs, Mo., formerly of Thayer, Mo., died March 26, 2008. Dulsy was a volunteer for 30 years at the Medical Center of Independence and a craftsperson. Dulsy was active in the Model A Club and dedicated long-time member of Timothy Lutheran Church...
Robert Eugene Beatty (04/03/08)
Robert Eugene Beatty, 82, of Fairview Park, Ohio, formerly of Thayer, Mo., died Friday, Feb. 1, 2008. He is survived by his wife, Helen C. Beatty; his children Calvin, Phillip, Lynnette Shuttelworth (Jim) and Jane Ann; six granchildren, Monte, Randi, Joan, Tyler, Jason and Naryan; two great-grandchildren Brendan and Tanner; and three brothers Joe, Dulsey and Norma Rhea...
Veda Tharp (04/03/08)
Veda Tharp was born the daughter of Sam Tharp and?Rosa Todd Tharp on Nov. 15, 1917, in Saddle, Ark., and died March 27, 1917, in Thayer, Mo., at the age of 90. She was a devoted homemaker. She was preceded in death by: her parents, Sam and Rosa Tharp; two brothers Glen and Odell Tharp; and one sister, Gratis Bishop...
Flossie Agnes Oliver (04/03/08)
Flossie Agnes Oliver, 97, of Paragould, Ark., died Thursday, March 20, 2008. She was born June 29, 1920, the daughter of the late Lindsey and Sylvia Martin Thompson in Greene County, Ark. She was a homemaker and a member of the First Assembly of God...
Ruby Germaine Taylor (04/03/08)
Ruby Germaine Taylor, 88, of Elizabeth, Ark., daughter of the late Harvey Jackson and Mary Elizabeth (Newman) Welch, was born on Aug. 10, 1919, at Tuckermann, Ark. She died on March 23, 2008, at White River Health Care in Calico Rock, Ark., She was united in marriage to Johnny H. Taylor on March 4, 1942, at Elizabeth. She worked as an elementary school teacher for many years. She was a member of the Crossroads Church of Christ and the Arkansas Retired Teachers Association...
Brandy-Jo Owen (04/03/08)
Brandy-Jo Nicole Owen, 28, of Pomona, Mo., was born May 30, 1979, in West Plains, Mo., and died March 22, 2008, at the Ozarks Medical Center. Survivors include: her parents, Michael and Sharon Owen of Pomona; one brother, Michael ?Heath Owen of West Plains; two sisters, Jennifer Raelyn Owen of Moberly, Mo., and Whitney Danielle Wiese and husband, Billy of West Plains; her grandmother, Shirley Duncan of West Plains; nieces and nephew, Madison, Skylar and Trenton Owen, all of West Plains; numerous other relatives and friends.. ...
Joe Dan Johnson (04/03/08)
Joe Dan Johnson, of Fenton, Mo., was born March 13, 1935, the son of Edmund "Clair" and Dora Ann (Blankenship) Johnson. Survivors include: his wife, Jeanette (Beck)?Johnson of Fenton, Mo.; one son, Jay Johnson and wife, Peggy of High Ridge, Mo.; one son, John Lockhart and wife, Sharon of Fenton, Mo.; six grandchildren, Sonya, Amy, Nikki, Joe, Matt and Jimmy; six great-grandchildren; one sister, Ruth Williams and husband, Waldo of Van Buren, Mo.; one brother, Kyle Johnson and wife, Grace of Jacksonville, Ark.; and numerous other friends and relatives.. ...
Leonteen (Lee)?Hall (04/03/08)
Leonteen (Lee)?Marion Hall, 93, of Horseshoe Bend, Ark., died March 23, 2008, at the Fulton County Hospital in Salem, Ark. She was born April 2, 1914, in New Bedford, Ill., the daughter of the late George and Edna Smith. She was a retired bookkeeper working for several businesses, mostly hotels. She sang with the Notabels and was a member of the Square Dancing Club and a member of the Horseshoe Bend First Baptist Church...
Charlotte Crafton (04/03/08)
Charlotte Crafton, 83, of Batesville, Ark., formerly of Cave City, Ark., died Monday, March 24, 2008, at Batesville, Ark. She was born Feb. 21, 1925, at St. Louis, Mo., the daughter of Charles and Lottie Beare) Robinson. She was a retired executive secretary and a member of the First Free Will Baptist Church in Cave City...
Lehman W. Evans (04/03/08)
Lehman W. Evans, 79, of Ash Flat, Ark., died March 23, 2008, at the Cox South Hospital in Springfield, Mo. He was born Sept. 29, 1928, in Ash Flat, Ark., the son of Oscar and Vira (Garner)?Evans. He was united in marriage to Geraldine Endsley on July 20, 1948, in Evening Shade, Ark...
Florence Poland (04/03/08)
Florence Erman Isabelle Poland was born Aug. 5, 1932, in Thomasville, Mo., the daughter of the late Frank Ledbetter and Jenny Goodman Ledbetter. She died March 20, 2008, in West Plains, Mo., at the age of 75. She was united in marriage in 1948 at Winnemucca,?Nev., to Basil Johnson. In 1974, she was united in marriage at Sweet Home,?Ore., to Bob Poland. She was a bartender, owning and operating the Golden Nugget near Thayer, Mo., for several years...
Jesse Dunkin (04/03/08)
Rev. Jesse Henry Dunkin was born May 21, 1909, in Myrtle, Mo., the son of the late Elias Dunkin and Mary Elizabeth Procter Dunkin. He died March 23, 2008, in Kansas City, Mo., at the age of 98. He was united in marriage Nov. 3, 1929, at Myrtle, Mo. to Flo Cockman who preceded him in death...
Emmett Lee Cook (04/03/08)
Emmett Lee Cook, 79, of Thayer, Mo., was born Aug. 29, 1928, in Viola, Ark., and passed away March 23, 2008 at his home. He attended the Salem High School, where he played baseball. He was a veteran of the Korean War, having served with the United States Army...
Charlotte Crafton (04/03/08)
Charlotte Crafton, 83, of Batesville, Ark., formerly of Cave City, Ark., died Monday, March 24, 2008, at Batesville, Ark. She was born Feb. 21, 1925, at St. Louis, Mo., the daughter of Charles and Lottie Beare) Robinson. She was a retired executive secretary and a member of the First Free Will Baptist Church in Cave City...
Scottie Jim Grable (04/03/08)
Scottie Jim Grable, the son of Oliver Williams and Lottie Adams Williams, was born April 15, 1937, at Billmore, Mo., and died March 28, 2008, at the age of 70. Despite the handicap Scottie learned to live with, he had an outgoing personality, enjoyed life and will be remembered for the love he gave to his fellowman...
Flossie Agnes Oliver (04/03/08)
Flossie Agnes Oliver, 97, of Paragould, Ark., died Thursday, March 20, 2008. She was born June 29, 1920, the daughter of the late Lindsey and Sylvia Martin Thompson in Greene County, Ark. She was a homemaker and a member of the First Assembly of God...
Kenneth Max Pingleton (04/03/08)
Kenneth Max Pingleton, 70, of Koshkonong, Mo., died March 22, 2008, at his home. He was born March 14, 1938, in Alton, Mo., the son of George and Thelma Pingleton. Max was married to Mary Christine Holman on Nov. 26, 1958. He was a member of the United Baptist Church. He retired in 1991 from J.I. Case Company after more than 30 years of service. He continued working with farm machinery during summers with the Pro-Harvest Support Team...
Jesse Dunkin (04/03/08)
Rev. Jesse Henry Dunkin was born May 21, 1909, in Myrtle, Mo., the son of the late Elias Dunkin and Mary Elizabeth Procter Dunkin. He died March 23, 2008, in Kansas City, Mo., at the age of 98. He was united in marriage Nov. 3, 1929, at Myrtle, Mo. to Flo Cockman who preceded him in death...
Lehman W. Evans (04/03/08)
Lehman W. Evans, 79, of Ash Flat, Ark., died March 23, 2008, at the Cox South Hospital in Springfield, Mo. He was born Sept. 29, 1928, in Ash Flat, Ark., the son of Oscar and Vira (Garner)?Evans. He was united in marriage to Geraldine Endsley on July 20, 1948, in Evening Shade, Ark...
Florence Poland (04/03/08)
Florence Erman Isabelle Poland was born Aug. 5, 1932, in Thomasville, Mo., the daughter of the late Frank Ledbetter and Jenny Goodman Ledbetter. She died March 20, 2008, in West Plains, Mo., at the age of 75. She was united in marriage in 1948 at Winnemucca,?Nev., to Basil Johnson. In 1974, she was united in marriage at Sweet Home,?Ore., to Bob Poland. She was a bartender, owning and operating the Golden Nugget near Thayer, Mo., for several years...
Leonteen (Lee)?Hall (04/03/08)
Leonteen (Lee)?Marion Hall, 93, of Horseshoe Bend, Ark., died March 23, 2008, at the Fulton County Hospital in Salem, Ark. She was born April 2, 1914, in New Bedford, Ill., the daughter of the late George and Edna Smith. She was a retired bookkeeper working for several businesses, mostly hotels. She sang with the Notabels and was a member of the Square Dancing Club and a member of the Horseshoe Bend First Baptist Church...
Joe Dan Johnson (04/03/08)
Joe Dan Johnson, of Fenton, Mo., was born March 13, 1935, the son of Edmund "Clair" and Dora Ann (Blankenship) Johnson. Survivors include: his wife, Jeanette (Beck)?Johnson of Fenton, Mo.; one son, Jay Johnson and wife, Peggy of High Ridge, Mo.; one son, John Lockhart and wife, Sharon of Fenton, Mo.; six grandchildren, Sonya, Amy, Nikki, Joe, Matt and Jimmy; six great-grandchildren; one sister, Ruth Williams and husband, Waldo of Van Buren, Mo.; one brother, Kyle Johnson and wife, Grace of Jacksonville, Ark.; and numerous other friends and relatives.. ...
Brandy-Jo Owen (04/03/08)
Brandy-Jo Nicole Owen, 28, of Pomona, Mo., was born May 30, 1979, in West Plains, Mo., and died March 22, 2008, at the Ozarks Medical Center. Survivors include: her parents, Michael and Sharon Owen of Pomona; one brother, Michael ?Heath Owen of West Plains; two sisters, Jennifer Raelyn Owen of Moberly, Mo., and Whitney Danielle Wiese and husband, Billy of West Plains; her grandmother, Shirley Duncan of West Plains; nieces and nephew, Madison, Skylar and Trenton Owen, all of West Plains; numerous other relatives and friends.. ...
Ruby Germaine Taylor (04/03/08)
Ruby Germaine Taylor, 88, of Elizabeth, Ark., daughter of the late Harvey Jackson and Mary Elizabeth (Newman) Welch, was born on Aug. 10, 1919, at Tuckermann, Ark. She died on March 23, 2008, at White River Health Care in Calico Rock, Ark., She was united in marriage to Johnny H. Taylor on March 4, 1942, at Elizabeth. She worked as an elementary school teacher for many years. She was a member of the Crossroads Church of Christ and the Arkansas Retired Teachers Association...
Emmett Lee Cook (04/03/08)
Emmett Lee Cook, 79, of Thayer, Mo., was born Aug. 29, 1928, in Viola, Ark., and passed away March 23, 2008 at his home. He attended the Salem High School, where he played baseball. He was a veteran of the Korean War, having served with the United States Army...
Robert Eugene Beatty (04/03/08)
Robert Eugene Beatty, 82, of Fairview Park, Ohio, formerly of Thayer, Mo., died Friday, Feb. 1, 2008. He is survived by his wife, Helen C. Beatty; his children Calvin, Phillip, Lynnette Shuttelworth (Jim) and Jane Ann; six granchildren, Monte, Randi, Joan, Tyler, Jason and Naryan; two great-grandchildren Brendan and Tanner; and three brothers Joe, Dulsey and Norma Rhea...
Veda Tharp (04/03/08)
Veda Tharp was born the daughter of Sam Tharp and?Rosa Todd Tharp on Nov. 15, 1917, in Saddle, Ark., and died March 27, 1917, in Thayer, Mo., at the age of 90. She was a devoted homemaker. She was preceded in death by: her parents, Sam and Rosa Tharp; two brothers Glen and Odell Tharp; and one sister, Gratis Bishop...
Dulsy M. Ebling (04/03/08)
Dulsy M. Ebling, of Blue Springs, Mo., formerly of Thayer, Mo., died March 26, 2008. Dulsy was a volunteer for 30 years at the Medical Center of Independence and a craftsperson. Dulsy was active in the Model A Club and dedicated long-time member of Timothy Lutheran Church...
Lehman W. Evans (04/03/08)
Lehman W. Evans, 79, of Ash Flat, Ark., died March 23, 2008, at the Cox South Hospital in Springfield, Mo. He was born Sept. 29, 1928, in Ash Flat, Ark., the son of Oscar and Vira (Garner) Evans. He was united in marriage to Geraldine Endsley on July 20, 1948, in Evening Shade, Ark. ...
Leonteen (Lee) Hall (04/03/08)
Leonteen (Lee) Marion Hall, 93, of Horseshoe Bend, Ark., died March 23, 2008, at the Fulton County Hospital in Salem, Ark. She was born April 2, 1914, in New Bedford, Ill., the daughter of the late George and Edna Smith. She was a retired bookkeeper working for several businesses, mostly hotels. ...
Charlotte Crafton (04/03/08)
Charlotte Crafton, 83, of Batesville, Ark., formerly of Cave City, Ark., died Monday, March 24, 2008, at Batesville, Ark. She was born Feb. 21, 1925, at St. Louis, Mo., the daughter of Charles and Lottie Beare Robinson. She was a retired executive secretary and a member of the First Free Will Baptist Church in Cave City.Survivors include: three sons, Bob Merritt of Webster Groves, Mo., Steven Merritt and Donald Merritt both of St. ...
Kameron Willie Sanders (04/03/08)
Jessica Sanders announces the birth of a son, Kameron Willie Sanders born March 19, 2008, at 3:15 p.m., at Baxter Regional Medical Center in Mountain Home. He weighed 7 pounds, 4 ounces and was 19 inches long. Grandparents are Becky and Barry Fowler of Salem, Ark...
Addison Rae Luther (04/03/08)
Justin and Rachel Luther of Viola are proud to announce the birth of their baby girl, Addison Rae. Addison was born at 8:13 p.m., Feb. 25, 2008, at Baxter Regional Medical Center in Mountain?Home. She weighed 6 pounds, 15 ounces and was 19-1/2 inches long...
Addison Rae Luther (04/03/08)
Justin and Rachel Luther of Viola are proud to announce the birth of their baby girl, Addison Rae. Addison was born at 8:13 p.m., Feb. 25, 2008, at Baxter Regional Medical Center in Mountain?Home. She weighed 6 pounds, 15 ounces and was 19-1/2 inches long...
Kameron Willie Sanders (04/03/08)
Jessica Sanders announces the birth of a son, Kameron Willie Sanders born March 19, 2008, at 3:15 p.m., at Baxter Regional Medical Center in Mountain Home. He weighed 7 pounds, 4 ounces and was 19 inches long. Grandparents are Becky and Barry Fowler of Salem, Ark...
Fox -- Blaylock (04/03/08)
Mr. and Mrs. Francis Fox of Mammoth Spring, Ark., announce the engagement of their daughter, Amanda Bernadette Fox, to Travis Lee Blaylock, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ray Blaylock of Koshkonong, Mo. The wedding will take place May 11.
Fox -- Blaylock (04/03/08)
Mr. and Mrs. Francis Fox of Mammoth Spring, Ark., announce the engagement of their daughter, Amanda Bernadette Fox, to Travis Lee Blaylock, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ray Blaylock of Koshkonong, Mo. The wedding will take place May 11.