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Stories from Friday, April 11, 2008

Details emerge from murder (04/11/08)
Jody Shackelford Staff Writer Steven Carpenter, 26, of Glencoe, has been charged with capital murder in the brutal slaying of a young Stone County man. Stone County resident, Kagen Futrell, 19, was reported missing March 27. He reportedly had not been seen since March 26...
Man visits police station intoxicated (04/11/08)
Jan Thompson Staff Writer OREGON COUNTY -- A Mammoth Spring man will face several charges after showing up at the Thayer Police Department intoxicated. Rodney E. Reed, 52, was charged March 18 with driving with a revoked license and driving while intoxicated...
Dogwood Days to be held Friday (04/11/08)
Jody Shackelford Staff Writer Horseshoe Bend's annual Dogwood Days festival is almost here. The festivities begin Friday, April 11 and will extend through April 13. There will be events, vendors, booths and performers from all over the area. Each day of the festival the Strawberry River Art Association art show will be held in the lobby of the Hillhigh Resort with attendants on hand to answer questions from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day...
Climate Change bill affects costs (04/11/08)
Jody Shackelford Staff Writer North Arkansas Electric Cooperative's Chief Executive Officer Mel Coleman says the proposed Climate Change Bill can destroy our economy and double our current energy costs by 2020 and the next president is backing it. "All of the remaining candidates for president favor positions on climate change that are contrary to our position. ...
Reynolds charged with aggravated assault (04/11/08)
Jody Shackelford Staff Writer Dusty L. Reynolds, 21, of Salem will face charges of aggravated assault on a family or household member, a class D felony, after a March 24 altercation. According to Fulton County Sheriff's Deputy Johnny Byler, he received a complaint from Nikki Britt regarding Reynolds, her ex-boyfriend, stating Reynolds had beat her and smashed into her car with his truck at her Salem residence...
Cost adjustment increases bills (04/11/08)
Jody Shackelford Staff Writer North Arkansas Electric Cooperative members will notice a substantial new charge to their April bills labled power cost adjustment. According to NAEC's CEO Mel Coleman, the power cost adjustment is the increase in the high cost of power being handed down from the energy wholesaler...
Teen dies in one vehicle accident (04/11/08)
Jan Thompson Staff Writer OREGON COUNTY -- A 17-year-old West Plains teenager was killed in a one-car crash at 1:10 a.m., April 5 near Thomasville. Officers with Troop G of the Missouri Highway Patrol said Gage Gransee was ejected from the 2000 Chevrolet Tahoe he was driving. He was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the accident...
Relay for Life to hold survivor reception (04/11/08)
Jan Thompson Staff Writer THAYER -- The American Cancer Society Relay for Life of Oregon County encourages cancer survivors and their caregivers to attend a celebration of life. The special celebration will be May 6, at 6:30 p.m. in the Fellowship Room of the Thayer Church of Christ...
Meals still being served despite flooding (04/11/08)
Jan Thompson Staff Writer THAYER -- Thayer Fun and Friends Senior Citizen Center is still serving meals at the Masonic Lodge on Third Street due to water seeping into the building through the wall. For more than two weeks the kitchen area of the building and approximately half the dinning area at the center on Chestnut Street was flooded...
Commissioners discuss passing lanes (04/11/08)
Jan Thompson Staff Writer OREGON COUNTY -- During a South Central Council of Government meeting in Howell County the end of March, Oregon County Presiding Commissioner Leo Warren had the opportunity to speak with Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) officials about the impending passing lane project on Highway 63 in Oregon County...
Fire destroys part of Thayer history (04/11/08)
Jan Thompson Staff Writer THAYER -- The Chestnut Inn which was destroyed by fire last week in Thayer has a long history in the downtown Thayer community. According to former Thayer Alderman Buddy Rogers, the building was first built by the Sloan family in 1886. It was know as Sloan Mercantile and was filled with a variety of items needed by families in the late 1800s...
Chestnut Inn goes up in flames (04/11/08)
Jan Thompson Staff Writer THAYER -- Quick action by the Thayer Fire Department as well as mutual aid from the Mammoth Spring Fire Department and an aerial fire truck from the West Plains Fire Department may have kept what was already a serious problem from developing into a disaster...
Come Sail Away (04/11/08)
Photo by Jody Shackelford Logan Henley, Carson York, Garrett Brickey and Billy Dickerson took home first prize at Salem School's Puttin' on the Hits with Come Sail Away by Styx. More photos from the event can be found on pages 8-9A of The News.
Shooting program is off with a bang (04/11/08)
Jody Shackelford Staff Writer The Fulton County 4-H Club recently started a new shooting sports program for area youth. 4-H provides opportunities for youth to acquire knowledge, develop life skills, form attitudes and practice behavior that will enable youth to become self-directing and productive...
FC has new OEM (04/11/08)
Jody Shackelford Staff Writer The Fulton County Office of Emergency Management welcomes a new coordinator, Darrel Zimmer of Viola. Zimmer began his new job as OEM coordinator March 17 and will have a full plate of duties after the recent flooding, but he says he is doing great...
Political rally plans set (04/11/08)
Terrah Baker Staff Writer With the Fulton County Hospital's new facilities in the final stages of construction, one local group has begun planning multiple fundraising events with all proceeds going directly towards supporting the hospital and community...
FC has new OEM (04/11/08)
Jody Shackelford Staff Writer The Fulton County Office of Emergency Management welcomes a new coordinator, Darrel Zimmer of Viola. Zimmer began his new job as OEM coordinator March 17 and will have a full plate of duties after the recent flooding, but he says he is doing great...
Man visits police station intoxicated (04/11/08)
Jan Thompson Staff Writer OREGON COUNTY -- A Mammoth Spring man will face several charges after showing up at the Thayer Police Department intoxicated. Rodney E. Reed, 52, was charged March 18 with driving with a revoked license and driving while intoxicated...
Climate Change bill affects costs (04/11/08)
Jody Shackelford Staff Writer North Arkansas Electric Cooperative's Chief Executive Officer Mel Coleman says the proposed Climate Change Bill can destroy our economy and double our current energy costs by 2020 and the next president is backing it. "All of the remaining candidates for president favor positions on climate change that are contrary to our position. ...
Reynolds charged with aggravated assault (04/11/08)
Jody Shackelford Staff Writer Dusty L. Reynolds, 21, of Salem will face charges of aggravated assault on a family or household member, a class D felony, after a March 24 altercation. According to Fulton County Sheriff's Deputy Johnny Byler, he received a complaint from Nikki Britt regarding Reynolds, her ex-boyfriend, stating Reynolds had beat her and smashed into her car with his truck at her Salem residence...
Cost adjustment increases bills (04/11/08)
Jody Shackelford Staff Writer North Arkansas Electric Cooperative members will notice a substantial new charge to their April bills labled power cost adjustment. According to NAEC's CEO Mel Coleman, the power cost adjustment is the increase in the high cost of power being handed down from the energy wholesaler...
Chestnut Inn goes up in flames (04/11/08)
Jan Thompson Staff Writer THAYER -- Quick action by the Thayer Fire Department as well as mutual aid from the Mammoth Spring Fire Department and an aerial fire truck from the West Plains Fire Department may have kept what was already a serious problem from developing into a disaster...
Fire destroys part of Thayer history (04/11/08)
Jan Thompson Staff Writer THAYER -- The Chestnut Inn which was destroyed by fire last week in Thayer has a long history in the downtown Thayer community. According to former Thayer Alderman Buddy Rogers, the building was first built by the Sloan family in 1886. It was know as Sloan Mercantile and was filled with a variety of items needed by families in the late 1800s...
Details emerge from murder (04/11/08)
Jody Shackelford Staff Writer Steven Carpenter, 26, of Glencoe, has been charged with capital murder in the brutal slaying of a young Stone County man. Stone County resident, Kagen Futrell, 19, was reported missing March 27. He reportedly had not been seen since March 26...
Shooting program is off with a bang (04/11/08)
Jody Shackelford Staff Writer The Fulton County 4-H Club recently started a new shooting sports program for area youth. 4-H provides opportunities for youth to acquire knowledge, develop life skills, form attitudes and practice behavior that will enable youth to become self-directing and productive...
Commissioners discuss passing lanes (04/11/08)
Jan Thompson Staff Writer OREGON COUNTY -- During a South Central Council of Government meeting in Howell County the end of March, Oregon County Presiding Commissioner Leo Warren had the opportunity to speak with Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) officials about the impending passing lane project on Highway 63 in Oregon County...
Dogwood Days to be held Friday (04/11/08)
Jody Shackelford Staff Writer Horseshoe Bend's annual Dogwood Days festival is almost here. The festivities begin Friday, April 11 and will extend through April 13. There will be events, vendors, booths and performers from all over the area. Each day of the festival the Strawberry River Art Association art show will be held in the lobby of the Hillhigh Resort with attendants on hand to answer questions from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day...
Meals still being served despite flooding (04/11/08)
Jan Thompson Staff Writer THAYER -- Thayer Fun and Friends Senior Citizen Center is still serving meals at the Masonic Lodge on Third Street due to water seeping into the building through the wall. For more than two weeks the kitchen area of the building and approximately half the dinning area at the center on Chestnut Street was flooded...
Political rally plans set (04/11/08)
Terrah Baker Staff Writer With the Fulton County Hospital's new facilities in the final stages of construction, one local group has begun planning multiple fundraising events with all proceeds going directly towards supporting the hospital and community...
Relay for Life to hold survivor reception (04/11/08)
Jan Thompson Staff Writer THAYER -- The American Cancer Society Relay for Life of Oregon County encourages cancer survivors and their caregivers to attend a celebration of life. The special celebration will be May 6, at 6:30 p.m. in the Fellowship Room of the Thayer Church of Christ...
Teen dies in one vehicle accident (04/11/08)
Jan Thompson Staff Writer OREGON COUNTY -- A 17-year-old West Plains teenager was killed in a one-car crash at 1:10 a.m., April 5 near Thomasville. Officers with Troop G of the Missouri Highway Patrol said Gage Gransee was ejected from the 2000 Chevrolet Tahoe he was driving. He was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the accident...
Come Sail Away (04/11/08)
Photo by Jody Shackelford Logan Henley, Carson York, Garrett Brickey and Billy Dickerson took home first prize at Salem School's Puttin' on the Hits with Come Sail Away by Styx. More photos from the event can be found on pages 8-9A of The News.
Walsh takes first checkered at WPMS (04/11/08)
With warmer, dryer weather this week, drivers took advantage and a good field was present at West Plains Motor Speedway April 5, as the season-opener sponsored by Barlow Expedited Service and Best Western Grand Villa actually took place. Last weekend's rain left drivers and fans disappointed when the event had to be called before it ever started...
Flippin edges Lady Bearkatz (04/11/08)
Hits and runs were scarce in Melbourne's six-inning clash with Flippin in the First National Bank and Trust Fast Pitch Invitational April 5 at Keller Park in Mountain Home. The Lady Katz managed to scratch out three hits, while Flippin hit safely just four times on the afternoon...
McCandless ready for next step (04/11/08)
Just like a well-oiled machine, the Highland High School golf program continues to serve as a major pipeline for colleges looking to fill their rosters with duffers ready to hit the next level. And in the case of Laura McCandless, she not only gets a chance to take her game to that next level, she also gets the rare opportunity to help establish a brand-new program at the same time...
McCandless ready for next step (04/11/08)
Just like a well-oiled machine, the Highland High School golf program continues to serve as a major pipeline for colleges looking to fill their rosters with duffers ready to hit the next level. And in the case of Laura McCandless, she not only gets a chance to take her game to that next level, she also gets the rare opportunity to help establish a brand-new program at the same time...
Flippin edges Lady Bearkatz (04/11/08)
Hits and runs were scarce in Melbourne's six-inning clash with Flippin in the First National Bank and Trust Fast Pitch Invitational April 5 at Keller Park in Mountain Home. The Lady Katz managed to scratch out three hits, while Flippin hit safely just four times on the afternoon...
Walsh takes first checkered at WPMS (04/11/08)
With warmer, dryer weather this week, drivers took advantage and a good field was present at West Plains Motor Speedway April 5, as the season-opener sponsored by Barlow Expedited Service and Best Western Grand Villa actually took place. Last weekend's rain left drivers and fans disappointed when the event had to be called before it ever started...
Martelle Hulett Bristow (04/11/08)
Martelle Hulett Bristow, 83, of Evening Shade, Ark., died March 30, 2008, at Batesville. She was born Feb. 25, 1925, in Center, Ark, the daughter of the late Mart and Fanny Hulett. She graduated from Ash Flat High School in 1943, and attended Harding College for a short time during World War II. She worked for Boeing Aircraft in Seattle, Wash...
Eli Ben Davis (04/11/08)
Eli Ben Davis, of Salem, Ark., son of the late Oscar Cylvester Davis and Lydia Jane Davis, was born Sept. 10, 1918, in Elizabeth, Ark. He died March 30, 2008, at his home in Salem, at the age of 89. He was united in marriage to Olene Comstock on Feb. 23, 1983, in Melbourne, Ark...
Lloyd Wayne Blevins (04/11/08)
Lloyd Wayne Blevins, 82, of Oxford, Ark., son of the late John Arthur and Thelma Faye (Cochran) Blevins, was born Sept. 30, 1925, at Union, Ark. He died April 2, 2008, at the Fulton County Hospital in Salem, Ark. He was united in marriage to Ruby Cantrell on April 12, 1960, at Huntsville, Ark. He later was united in marriage to Velda Grills Rowden on Jan. 31, 1986, at Oxford...
Henry H. Zook (04/11/08)
Henry H. Zook, 81, of Salem, Ark., son of the late Henry H. Zook Sr., and Thelma Fay Malott Zook, was born Oct. 2, 1926, in Indiana. He died April 2, 2008, at Fulton County Hospital in Salem. He was united in marriage to Nancy McAlhaney on April 14, 1956, at Morgantown, Ind. He was an electrician and worked for many years through Local 697 in Hammond, Ind. He was a member of the New Life Tabernacle United Pentecostal Church in Salem...
Elmer Tilley Jr. (04/11/08)
Elmer Tilley Jr. was born Feb. 25, 1934, in Lutts, Tenn., and died on April 1, 2008, in Salem, Ark., at the age of 74. He was united in marriage on March 15, 1964, in Malden, Mo., to Daisy Matthews. He was a member of Christian Tabernacle. He is survived by: his wife, Daisy of the family home in Mammoth Spring; three children, Glenda Yates and husband Glen of Thayer, Mo., Michael Andrew Tilley of Mammoth Spring and William Tilley and wife, Karen of Atwood, Okla.; four grandchildren, J.J. ...
Larncie "L.T." Booth (04/11/08)
Larncie "L.T." Booth, 82, died on March 26, 2008, at the VA Hospital in Topeka, Kan. He was born on Aug. 12, 1925, in Moko, Ark., the son of Albert and Eather Holloway Booth. He had worked for Buttercrust Bakery and had been a machinist. He was a member of the Emmanual Baptist Church in Topeka...
Violet Margaret Altom (04/11/08)
Violet Margaret Altom, 66, of Pleasant Plains, Ark., died April 3, 2008, at her home. She was born Dec. 29, 1941, in White County, Ark., the daughter of Tom and Retha (Sample) Pate. She was of the Baptist faith. Survivors include: one son, Ricky Dean Altom of Pleasant Plains; a daughter and son-in-law, Sonia and Randy Huckabee of Pleasant Plains; one sister, Nola McBride of Rosie; one brother, Alvie Ray Pate of Bald Knob; one grandson, Bradley Wayne Altom of Pleasant Plains; two granddaughters, Jessica Huckbee and Racheal Huckabee both of Floral; several cousins; nieces; and nephews.. ...
Rheta Lee Bennett (04/11/08)
Rheta Lee Bennett, 95, of Dalton, Ark., died March 31, 2008, at Shady Oaks Healthcare in Thayer, Mo. She was born Dec. 1, 1912, at Elm Store, Ark., the daughter of Annie Jane (Bounds) Bennett and William Riley Bennett. She is survived by: several cousins...
Beverly "Betty" Labare (04/11/08)
Beverly "Betty" Labare died March 27, 2008, at Eaglecrest Nursing Home in Ash Flat, Ark. She was born Nov. 3, 1916, in New York. She is survived by: her daughter, Judy Dobson and son-in-law, Robert Jackson of Williford, Ark.; brothers, Robert Fortier of Riverside, Calif., Thomas Fortier of Old Hickory, Tenn.; sisters, Frances Traugott of Naples, Fla., and Flora LaPlante of York, Pa.; and many nieces and nephews...
Margaret Bearfield (04/11/08)
Margaret Louise Bearfield of Salem, Ark., daughter of the late Samuel Brasington and Mary Wiuterstein Brasington, was born July 10, 1929 in Warren, Pa. She died March 26, 2008 in Mountain Home, Ark., at the age of 78. During her working years, she was employed as a cook. She was of the Baptist faith...
Gary Michael Erath (04/11/08)
Gary Michael Erath, 57, of Cherokee Village, Ark., was born Nov. 2, 1950, in Aurora, Ill., and died March 26, 2008, as a result of a motor vehicle accident. He graduated from Marmian Military Academy, and then enlisted in the United States Marine Corp, serving in Vietnam. ...
Ralph Wilson Hunt (04/11/08)
Ralph Wilson Hunt, 89, of Horseshoe Bend, Ark., died April 4, 2008, at Batesville, Ark. He was born Oct. 7, 1918, in Pike County, Ohio, the son of the late Steven and Fairy Hunt. He served his country in World War II in the Air Corps as sergeant serving in China and Burma...
Leon Glen DuBois (04/11/08)
Leon Glen DuBois, age 78, died in his home in Farewell, Mo., on April 1, 2008. He was born June 23, 1929, in Ravenden, Ark., the son of Emmaline James DuBois and Elias Grover DuBois. He attended several one-room schools in Randolph County, Ark. He later attended school for a time at Couch High School. On Nov. 3, 1948, he was married to Lucrecia Erma Crase...
Wilma Fay Hawley (04/11/08)
Wilma Fay Moser Hawley, 78, of Camden, Ark., died April 1, 2008. She was a member of West Washington Street Church of Christ. She was a retired registered nurse from Ouachita County Medical Center. She is survived by: her father, Noel Moser of Damascus, Ark.; two brothers, Kay Moser of Damascus and John Moser of Harrison; and a host of nieces and nephews...
Elmer Tilley Jr. (04/11/08)
Elmer Tilley Jr. was born Feb. 25, 1934, in Lutts, Tenn., and died on April 1, 2008, in Salem, Ark., at the age of 74. He was united in marriage on March 15, 1964, in Malden, Mo., to Daisy Matthews. He was a member of Christian Tabernacle. He is survived by: his wife, Daisy of the family home in Mammoth Spring; three children, Glenda Yates and husband Glen of Thayer, Mo., Michael Andrew Tilley of Mammoth Spring and William Tilley and wife, Karen of Atwood, Okla.; four grandchildren, J.J. ...
Gary Michael Erath (04/11/08)
Gary Michael Erath, 57, of Cherokee Village, Ark., was born Nov. 2, 1950, in Aurora, Ill., and died March 26, 2008, as a result of a motor vehicle accident. He graduated from Marmian Military Academy, and then enlisted in the United States Marine Corp, serving in Vietnam. ...
Rheta Lee Bennett (04/11/08)
Rheta Lee Bennett, 95, of Dalton, Ark., died March 31, 2008, at Shady Oaks Healthcare in Thayer, Mo. She was born Dec. 1, 1912, at Elm Store, Ark., the daughter of Annie Jane (Bounds) Bennett and William Riley Bennett. She is survived by: several cousins...
Violet Margaret Altom (04/11/08)
Violet Margaret Altom, 66, of Pleasant Plains, Ark., died April 3, 2008, at her home. She was born Dec. 29, 1941, in White County, Ark., the daughter of Tom and Retha (Sample) Pate. She was of the Baptist faith. Survivors include: one son, Ricky Dean Altom of Pleasant Plains; a daughter and son-in-law, Sonia and Randy Huckabee of Pleasant Plains; one sister, Nola McBride of Rosie; one brother, Alvie Ray Pate of Bald Knob; one grandson, Bradley Wayne Altom of Pleasant Plains; two granddaughters, Jessica Huckbee and Racheal Huckabee both of Floral; several cousins; nieces; and nephews.. ...
Larncie "L.T." Booth (04/11/08)
Larncie "L.T." Booth, 82, died on March 26, 2008, at the VA Hospital in Topeka, Kan. He was born on Aug. 12, 1925, in Moko, Ark., the son of Albert and Eather Holloway Booth. He had worked for Buttercrust Bakery and had been a machinist. He was a member of the Emmanual Baptist Church in Topeka...
Lloyd Wayne Blevins (04/11/08)
Lloyd Wayne Blevins, 82, of Oxford, Ark., son of the late John Arthur and Thelma Faye (Cochran) Blevins, was born Sept. 30, 1925, at Union, Ark. He died April 2, 2008, at the Fulton County Hospital in Salem, Ark. He was united in marriage to Ruby Cantrell on April 12, 1960, at Huntsville, Ark. He later was united in marriage to Velda Grills Rowden on Jan. 31, 1986, at Oxford...
Ralph Wilson Hunt (04/11/08)
Ralph Wilson Hunt, 89, of Horseshoe Bend, Ark., died April 4, 2008, at Batesville, Ark. He was born Oct. 7, 1918, in Pike County, Ohio, the son of the late Steven and Fairy Hunt. He served his country in World War II in the Air Corps as sergeant serving in China and Burma...
Leon Glen DuBois (04/11/08)
Leon Glen DuBois, age 78, died in his home in Farewell, Mo., on April 1, 2008. He was born June 23, 1929, in Ravenden, Ark., the son of Emmaline James DuBois and Elias Grover DuBois. He attended several one-room schools in Randolph County, Ark. He later attended school for a time at Couch High School. On Nov. 3, 1948, he was married to Lucrecia Erma Crase...
Wilma Fay Hawley (04/11/08)
Wilma Fay Moser Hawley, 78, of Camden, Ark., died April 1, 2008. She was a member of West Washington Street Church of Christ. She was a retired registered nurse from Ouachita County Medical Center. She is survived by: her father, Noel Moser of Damascus, Ark.; two brothers, Kay Moser of Damascus and John Moser of Harrison; and a host of nieces and nephews...
Henry H. Zook (04/11/08)
Henry H. Zook, 81, of Salem, Ark., son of the late Henry H. Zook Sr., and Thelma Fay Malott Zook, was born Oct. 2, 1926, in Indiana. He died April 2, 2008, at Fulton County Hospital in Salem. He was united in marriage to Nancy McAlhaney on April 14, 1956, at Morgantown, Ind. He was an electrician and worked for many years through Local 697 in Hammond, Ind. He was a member of the New Life Tabernacle United Pentecostal Church in Salem...
Eli Ben Davis (04/11/08)
Eli Ben Davis, of Salem, Ark., son of the late Oscar Cylvester Davis and Lydia Jane Davis, was born Sept. 10, 1918, in Elizabeth, Ark. He died March 30, 2008, at his home in Salem, at the age of 89. He was united in marriage to Olene Comstock on Feb. 23, 1983, in Melbourne, Ark...
Martelle Hulett Bristow (04/11/08)
Martelle Hulett Bristow, 83, of Evening Shade, Ark., died March 30, 2008, at Batesville. She was born Feb. 25, 1925, in Center, Ark, the daughter of the late Mart and Fanny Hulett. She graduated from Ash Flat High School in 1943, and attended Harding College for a short time during World War II. She worked for Boeing Aircraft in Seattle, Wash...
Margaret Bearfield (04/11/08)
Margaret Louise Bearfield of Salem, Ark., daughter of the late Samuel Brasington and Mary Wiuterstein Brasington, was born July 10, 1929 in Warren, Pa. She died March 26, 2008 in Mountain Home, Ark., at the age of 78. During her working years, she was employed as a cook. She was of the Baptist faith...
Beverly "Betty" Labare (04/11/08)
Beverly "Betty" Labare died March 27, 2008, at Eaglecrest Nursing Home in Ash Flat, Ark. She was born Nov. 3, 1916, in New York. She is survived by: her daughter, Judy Dobson and son-in-law, Robert Jackson of Williford, Ark.; brothers, Robert Fortier of Riverside, Calif., Thomas Fortier of Old Hickory, Tenn.; sisters, Frances Traugott of Naples, Fla., and Flora LaPlante of York, Pa.; and many nieces and nephews...
Violet Margaret Altom (04/11/08)
Violet Margaret Altom, 66, of Pleasant Plains, Ark., died April 3, 2008, at her home. She was born Dec. 29, 1941, in White County, Ark., the daughter of Tom and Retha (Sample) Pate. She was of the Baptist faith. Survivors include: one son, Ricky Dean Altom of Pleasant Plains; a daughter and son-in-law, Sonia and Randy Huckabee of Pleasant Plains; one sister, Nola McBride of Rosie; one brother, Alvie Ray Pate of Bald Knob; one grandson, Bradley Wayne Altom of Pleasant Plains; two granddaughters, Jessica Huckbee and Racheal Huckabee both of Floral; several cousins; nieces; and nephews.She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Noel Dean Altom; and one brother, Olen Pate.Funeral services were held April 6 at the Mt. ...
Ralph Wilson Hunt (04/11/08)
Ralph Wilson Hunt, 89, of Horseshoe Bend, Ark., died April 4, 2008, at Batesville, Ark. He was born Oct. 7, 1918, in Pike County, Ohio, the son of the late Steven and Fairy Hunt. He served his country in World War II in the Air Corps as sergeant serving in China and Burma, was a member of the Eagles Club, Kiwanis, lifetime member of the Veterans Association Inc., member of the Turkey Mountain Golf Association and was a member of the Faith Presbyterian Church of Horseshoe Bend.Survivors include: his wife, Lavina of Horseshoe Bend; a very good friend, Lois Stevens of Horseshoe Bend; several nieces; nephews; and a host of other relatives and friends.He was preceded in death by: his parents; one brother; and one sister.Funeral services were held on April 7 at the Horseshoe Bend Memorial Chapel with burial following in the Evening Shadows Memorial Park in Horseshoe Bend with Bro. ...
Rheta Lee Bennett (04/11/08)
Rheta Lee Bennett, 95, of Dalton, Ark., died March 31, 2008, at Shady Oaks Healthcare in Thayer, Mo. She was born Dec. 1, 1912, at Elm Store, Ark., the daughter of Annie Jane (Bounds) Bennett and William Riley Bennett. She is survived by: several cousins.Funeral services were held April 2 with Scott Greer officiating. Burial followed at Walnut Grove Cemetery with arrangements under the direction of McNabb Funeral Home of Pocahontas, Ark...
Martelle Hulett Bristow (04/11/08)
Martelle Hulett Bristow, 83, of Evening Shade, Ark., died March 30, 2008, at Batesville. She was born Feb. 25, 1925, in Center, Ark, the daughter of the late Mart and Fanny Hulett. She graduated from Ash Flat High School in 1943, and attended Harding College for a short time during World War II. She worked for Boeing Aircraft in Seattle, Wash...
Gary Michael Erath (04/11/08)
Gary Michael Erath, 57, of Cherokee Village, Ark., was born Nov. 2, 1950, in Aurora, Ill., and died March 26, 2008, as a result of a motor vehicle accident. He graduated from Marmian Military Academy, and then enlisted in the United States Marine Corp, serving in Vietnam. ...
Beverly "Betty" Labare (04/11/08)
Beverly "Betty" Labare died March 27, 2008, at Eaglecrest Nursing Home in Ash Flat, Ark. She was born Nov. 3, 1916, in New York. She is survived by: her daughter, Judy Dobson and son-in-law, Robert Jackson, of Williford, Ark.; brothers, Robert Fortier of Riverside, Calif., and Thomas Fortier of Old Hickory, Tenn.; sisters, Frances Traugott of Naples, Fla., and Flora LaPlante of York, Pa.; and many nieces and nephews.Private interment will be held at a later date in the family plot in Lyon Mountain, N.Y.In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the SPCA or the animal shelter of your choice.. ...
Paige Annabelle Broyles (04/11/08)
Charlie and Candice Broyles of Salem announce the birth of their daughter, Paige Annabelle. She was born March 3, 2008, at 7:15 a.m., at Baxter Regional Medical Center in Mountain Home. She weighed 7 pounds, 10-1/2 ounces and was 20 inches long. Her big brother, Mitchell, is thrilled that his baby sister has arrived...
Jacob Bookout (04/11/08)
April Garrett and Darrick Bookout with children, Elizabeth and Izabel of Cherokee Village, announce the birth of a son and brother, Jacob Bookout, at White River Medical Center in Batesville on March 11, 2008, at 8:43 a.m. Jacob weighed 7 pounds, 2.8 ounces and was 19-1/2 inches long...
Kursten Elise Reynolds (04/11/08)
Kayla, Dakota and Savannah would like to announce the birth of their baby sister, Kursten Elise Reynolds, born March 19, 2008, at 3:05 p.m. at Baxter Regional Hospital in Mountain Home, Ark. She weighed 8 pounds, 3 ounces and was 20-1/2 inches long...
Kylie Brooke Hall (04/11/08)
Big sister Kayla would like to announce the arrival of her little sister, Kylie Brooke. She was born at 9:25 a.m. on March 21, 2008, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. She weighed 7 pounds and was 19 inches long. Proud parents are Curtis and Brande Hall of Glencoe...
Jacob Bookout (04/11/08)
April Garrett and Darrick Bookout with children, Elizabeth and Izabel of Cherokee Village, announce the birth of a son and brother, Jacob Bookout, at White River Medical Center in Batesville on March 11, 2008, at 8:43 a.m. Jacob weighed 7 pounds, 2.8 ounces and was 19-1/2 inches long...
Paige Annabelle Broyles (04/11/08)
Charlie and Candice Broyles of Salem announce the birth of their daughter, Paige Annabelle. She was born March 3, 2008, at 7:15 a.m., at Baxter Regional Medical Center in Mountain Home. She weighed 7 pounds, 10-1/2 ounces and was 20 inches long. Her big brother, Mitchell, is thrilled that his baby sister has arrived...
Kursten Elise Reynolds (04/11/08)
Kayla, Dakota and Savannah would like to announce the birth of their baby sister, Kursten Elise Reynolds, born March 19, 2008, at 3:05 p.m. at Baxter Regional Hospital in Mountain Home, Ark. She weighed 8 pounds, 3 ounces and was 20-1/2 inches long...
Kylie Brooke Hall (04/11/08)
Big sister Kayla would like to announce the arrival of her little sister, Kylie Brooke. She was born at 9:25 a.m. on March 21, 2008, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. She weighed 7 pounds and was 19 inches long. Proud parents are Curtis and Brande Hall of Glencoe...
Lowther -- Stout (04/11/08)
Clay and Jacob Lowther of Thayer announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Amy Elizabeth to Ross Matthew Stout, son of Paul and Donna Stout of Thayer and Kristi and Glenn Speck of Doniphan. The wedding will be held at 4 p.m. on April 19 at Thayer Freewill Baptist Church. A reception will follow in the church fellowship hall...
Lowther -- Stout (04/11/08)
Clay and Jacob Lowther of Thayer announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Amy Elizabeth to Ross Matthew Stout, son of Paul and Donna Stout of Thayer and Kristi and Glenn Speck of Doniphan. The wedding will be held at 4 p.m. on April 19 at Thayer Freewill Baptist Church. A reception will follow in the church fellowship hall...
Ellison -- Cochran (04/11/08)
Brant David Ray Cochran, along with his grandparents, announce the upcoming marriage of his mommy and daddy, Brennan Cochran and Whitney Ellison on May 3, at 7:15 p.m. The wedding will take place at the home of David and Shelia Cochran. All friends and relatives are invited to attend...
Schales -- Stephenson (04/11/08)
Johnny Schales of Ash Flat and Leta Montgomery of Mammoth Spring are pleased to announce the upcoming marriage of their daughter, Joni Kristen, to John Michael Stephenson, son of Mike and Patti Stephenson of Lee's Summit, Mo., on April 26, at Marlsgate Plantation in Scott, Ark...
Lowther -- Stout (04/11/08)
Clay and Jacob Lowther of Thayer announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Amy Elizabeth to Ross Matthew Stout, son of Paul and Donna Stout of Thayer and Kristi and Glenn Speck of Doniphan. The wedding will be held at 4 p.m. on April 19 at Thayer Freewill Baptist Church. A reception will follow in the church fellowship hall...
Schales -- Stephenson (04/11/08)
Johnny Schales of Ash Flat and Leta Montgomery of Mammoth Spring are pleased to announce the upcoming marriage of their daughter, Joni Kristen, to John Michael Stephenson, son of Mike and Patti Stephenson of Lee's Summit, Mo., on April 26, at Marlsgate Plantation in Scott, Ark...
Ellison -- Cochran (04/11/08)
Brant David Ray Cochran, along with his grandparents, announce the upcoming marriage of his mommy and daddy, Brennan Cochran and Whitney Ellison on May 3, at 7:15 p.m. The wedding will take place at the home of David and Shelia Cochran. All friends and relatives are invited to attend...
Lowther -- Stout (04/11/08)
Clay and Jacob Lowther of Thayer announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Amy Elizabeth to Ross Matthew Stout, son of Paul and Donna Stout of Thayer and Kristi and Glenn Speck of Doniphan. The wedding will be held at 4 p.m. on April 19 at Thayer Freewill Baptist Church. A reception will follow in the church fellowship hall...
Owens to celebrate 50th wedding anniversary (04/11/08)
Jimmy and Sue Owens celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary April 8. Their children and grandchildren invite family and friends to celebrate the milestone with the couple at a reception from 2-4 p.m. on April 12 at the Izard County Senior Center in Brockwell. For more information, contact Rhonda Moss at 258-3157...
Owens to celebrate 50th wedding anniversary (04/11/08)
Jimmy and Sue Owens celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary April 8. Their children and grandchildren invite family and friends to celebrate the milestone with the couple at a reception from 2-4 p.m. on April 12 at the Izard County Senior Center in Brockwell. For more information, contact Rhonda Moss at 258-3157...
Your View (04/11/08)
Owner says seniors will always be welcome at Body Works Concerning the article about Body Works, one Silver Sneaker said, "We will continue until they finally force us out." Body Works will continue to accept all seniors -- their health and welfare are our greatest concern. ...
Your View (04/11/08)
Owner says seniors will always be welcome at Body Works Concerning the article about Body Works, one Silver Sneaker said, "We will continue until they finally force us out." Body Works will continue to accept all seniors -- their health and welfare are our greatest concern. ...