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Stories from Saturday, May 17, 2008

Train derails in Mammoth Spring (05/17/08)
JOfficials with the Burlington Northern/Santa Fe Railroad were still scratching their heads Tuesday morning after 14 cars of a train heading south derailed just south of Mammoth Spring under the Highway 63 overpass. According to train officials at the Thayer Depot, the train consisted of 118 cars. ...
Voters to decide on deer hunt (05/17/08)
Chris Murphy Staff Writer Cherokee Village residents have an important decision to make during next week's primary election -- to determine whether or not a controlled deer hunt should be allowed in the city limits to help control the deer population...
Survivors of all ages join together for Relay for Life (05/17/08)
Charolete Fern Williams, 19, a 2008 graduate of Salem High School, was 14 years old when she received the news that she had Osteosarcoma, a disease in which cancer (malignant) cells are found in the bone. "She was very active in sports. She played softball, basketball, and ran cross-country," Charolete's mother Theresa Williams said. ...
Truck Wreck (05/17/08)
Photo by Jan Thompson There were no injuries when two, 18-wheelers wrecked May 12 on Highway 63 about five miles south of Mammoth Spring. This 2002 Freightliner, driven by Bill Hoffman of South Dakota, sideswiped a 2007 Peterbilt driven by Dale Kirkpatrick of Springfield and then overturned. ...
Storm siren grants arrive (05/17/08)
OREGON COUNTY -- Two communities in Oregon County received grants last week from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development to purchase storm sirens. Morris Westfall, Missouri state director of the USDA Rural Development presented a check to the city of Koshkonong for $10,875. ...
It's time to cast your ballot (05/17/08)
Candidates for Fulton County Sheriff
A big price to pay beyond the pump (05/17/08)
Terrah Baker Staff Writer Gas prices are on the rise and the effects are being seen throughout the county. Transportation plays a major role in all aspects of life including those that help Sharp County function efficiently. With gas prices rising regularly and the future of the increases unknown, many people are wondering what will have to change for Sharp County to stay financially stable...
Arrests updates (05/17/08)
Ivan Finley of Jonesboro pleaded guilty to second degree battery during his March 31 court date. Finely was sentenced to five years probation, a $2,500 fine and $420 in other fees. Finley, a former Williford bus driver, was originally charged with the rape of a 13-year-old student more than two years before. He was charged in November 2007...
Second Wilburn Tribute slated (05/17/08)
Chris Murphy Staff Writer The second annual Wilburn Brothers Musical Tribute is gearing up again this year. The tribute will be held May 24 in Loberg Park in Hardy, the hometown of the musical brothers. "The city of Hardy is extremely proud to be able to honor these hometown boys," Mayor Nina Thornton said. "This tribute will carry on their legacy."...
Police chase ends in Hardy (05/17/08)
JA Thayer man, Rodger Steven McPherson, 22, has been arrested by the Oregon County Sheriff's Department and charged with tampering with a motor vehicle and stealing. According to a probable cause statement from the Oregon County Prosecuting Attorney's office, Sheriff Tim Ward reported on May 6 his office received a call from Joyce Risner who said her daughter, Denise Pierce, had called her and asked her to call the sheriff. ...
Huffmaster resigns from Hardy Council (05/17/08)
Chris Murphy Staff Writer The Hardy City Council has a new member. At the May 6 council meeting, the board of aldermen voted unanimously to appoint Phillip Horrell to the position left vacant since Alderman Jack Huffmaster resigned. Huffmaster's last day on the council was April 30, Mayor Nina Thornton said. Huffmaster did not give his resignation in writing, Thornton said...
It's time to cast your ballot (05/17/08)
Candidates for Fulton County Sheriff
McPherson leads police on chase (05/17/08)
Jan Thompson Staff Writer THAYER -- A Thayer man, Rodger Steven McPherson, 22, has been arrested by the Oregon County Sheriff's Department and charged with tampering with a motor vehicle and stealing. According to a probable cause statement from the Oregon County Prosecuting Attorney's office, Sheriff Tim Ward reported on May 6 his office received a call from Joyce Risner who said her daughter, Denise Pierce, had called her and asked her to call the sheriff. ...
American Legion to celebrate Memorial Day (05/17/08)
Jan Thompson Staff Writer THAYER -- On May 23 members of the American Legion Post 344 will place small American flags along the entrance of Thayer Cemetery. Area residents are invited to take a flag and place it on a veterans grave site. On May 24, at 11 a.m., the post will conduct a Memorial Day presentation at the cemetery...
Hurtt charged with embezzling $600,000+ (05/17/08)
Jan Thompson Staff Writer WEST PLAINS -- A Thayer women is free for the time being after posting a $25,000 bond after she was arrested for allegedly embezzling a large sum of money from a West Plains business. Mary E. Hurtt, 56, of Thayer was in Howell County Associated Circuit Court April 30 for her preliminary hearing...
It's time to cast your ballot (05/17/08)
Candidates for Fulton County Assessor
Hendrix hurls no-hitter; Lady Rebs advance (05/17/08)
While opportunistic might be a good way to describe the Lady Rebels' afternoon at the plate in the quarterfinals of the 4A State Softball Tournament May 10 at Nashville City Park, dominant would certainly be a great way to describe the performance Highland got on the mound...
Kojdecki bound for MSU-WP (05/17/08)
As has seemingly become an annual spring event, a golfer from Thayer High School is headed to Missouri State University-West Plains to hit the links for the Grizzlies next fall. Matt Kojdecki signed a letter of intent last week to golf for MSU-WP, becoming the fourth Bobcat to ink with the college...
Cougars claw out regional championship (05/17/08)
The roll continues on the baseball diamond for the Izard County Cougars. After earning titles in the regular season and district tournament, the Cougars (17-10) can now add another regional tournament title to their list of accomplishments this season...
Melbourne tops county rival for regional crown (05/17/08)
Number five goes to the Melbourne Lady Bearkatz. After dropping two of the three regular season games they played against Izard County, Melbourne responded by topping the Lady Cougars for the district tournament title less than two weeks ago, locking the series at two games apiece between these county rivals...
Advance tickets on sale for 16th annual Show-Me 100 (05/17/08)
With the 16th Annual O'Reilly Show-Me 100 less than one month away, race fans can find tickets for the event at their local O'Reilly Auto Parts stores. Anticipation is starting to increase for one of Super Late Model racing's pinnacle events, held annually at the West Plains Motor Speedway...
Gene Dan Maguffee (05/17/08)
Gene Dan Maguffee, 65, of Salem, Ark., son of the late Luther Obed and Beulah Edith (Kersey) Maguffee, was born on Sept. 18, 1942, at Salem, Ark., He died May 10, 2008, at the Fulton County Hospital in Salem, Ark. He was united in marriage to Danna Sharon Sanders on July 10, 1970, at Salem, Ark. ...
Thomas Rhoades (05/17/08)
Thomas Rhoades, 64, of Cave City, Ark., died May 6, 2008, at the White River Medical Center in Batesville. He was born Nov. 20, 1943, at Monterey Park, Calif., the son of the late John Robert and Beulah Marie (Blood) Rhoades. He had worked for the city of Cave City and was a Christian...
Charles "Neal" Johnson (05/17/08)
Charles "Neal" Johnson 71, of Batesville, Ark., died May 5, 2008, at the White River Medical Center in Batesville. He was born Nov. 11, 1936, at Cave City, Ark., the son of Edward Daniel and Mattie Alice (Cole) Johnson. He was a U.S. Army veteran, retired district manager for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette and a member of the VFW in Batesville. He was a member of the Hope Lutheran Church in Batesville...
Rose Thompson (05/17/08)
Rose Thompson, 81, of Hardy, Ark., died May 2, 2008, at the Presbyterian Village in Little Rock, Ark. She was born May 26, 1926, in Kerrville, Tenn., the daughter of Joseph and Cinderella Bradley Irwin. She was first married to Troy Berry, he preceded her in death in 1973. ...
Eletta May Medlock (05/17/08)
Eletta May Medlock, 91, of Walnut Ridge, Ark., died Friday, May 9, 2008, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital in Walnut Ridge. She was born on Sept. 21, 1916, at Cave City, Ark., the daughter of the late Frank and Mary Goodman Fleming. She was married to Lacie Medlock on June 20, 1935, at Kings Mill, who preceded her in death in March, 1970. She was a homemaker and of the church of Christ faith...
Joseph Broughton (05/17/08)
Joseph Edgar Broughton, 81, of Glencoe, Ark., son of the late James Edgar and Ozella (Currington) Broughton was born Sept. 11, 1926, in McClelland, Ark. He died May 1, 2008, at his home near Glencoe. He was united in marriage to Margaret Joy Lacey on Oct. 5, 1946, at Hazen, Ark. Joe worked as a serviceman for a propane gas company...
Gene Dan Maguffee (05/17/08)
Born 9-18-1942 -- Died 5-10-2008
Robert Presley (05/17/08)
Born 2-11-1910 -- Died 5-5-2008
Clestyl Marie Clark (05/17/08)
Born 11-3-1924 -- Died 5-8-2008
Charlie John Kinyon (05/17/08)
orn 6-1-1924 -- Died 5-3-2008
Eletta May Medlock (05/17/08)
Born 9-21-1916 -- Died 5-9-2008
Eugene Owens (05/17/08)
Born 5-17-1923 -- Died 5-3-2008
Lorene B. Wheeler (05/17/08)
Born 11-30-1921 -- Died 5-6-2008
Rose Thompson (05/17/08)
Born 5-26-1926 -- Died 5-2-2008
Thomas Rhoades (05/17/08)
orn 11-20-1943 -- Died 5-6-2008
Jewell Verda Romine (05/17/08)
orn 5-28-1918 -- Died 5-5-2008
Rose Thompson (05/17/08)
Born 5-26-1926 -- Died 5-2-2008
Lorene B. Wheeler (05/17/08)
Born 11-30-1921 -- Died 5-6-2008
Clestyl Marie Clark (05/17/08)
Born 11-3-1924 -- Died 5-8-2008
Eugene Owens (05/17/08)
Born 5-17-1923 -- Died 5-3-2008
Eletta May Medlock (05/17/08)
Born 9-21-1916 -- Died 5-9-2008
Robert Presley (05/17/08)
Born 2-11-1910 -- Died 5-5-2008
Charlie John Kinyon (05/17/08)
Born 6-1-1924 -- Died 5-3-2008
Gene Dan Maguffee (05/17/08)
Born 9-18-1942 -- Died 5-10-2008
Thomas Rhoades (05/17/08)
Born 11-20-1943 -- Died 5-6-2008
Jewell Verda Romine (05/17/08)
Born 5-28-1918 -- Died 5-5-2008
Brooke Elizabeth Higgins (05/17/08)
John and Tabatha Higgins Jr. of Sidney, Ark., are the parents of a baby girl, Brooke Elizabeth. She was born at 7:55 a.m., May 2, 2008, at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains, Mo. She weighed 7 pounds, 13-1/2 ounces and was 20-1/2 inches long. Her sibling is Bethany, 21 months. Grandparents are John and Barbara Higgins of Rover and W.C. and Ginath Evans of Mount Pleasant, Ark...
Lukas John Curtner (05/17/08)
Chris Curtner and Jamie Crider of Thayer are the parents of a baby boy, Lukas John Curtner. He was born at 4:07 p.m., May 3, 2008, at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains, Mo. He weighed 7 pounds, 11-1/2 ounces and was 20 inches long. Grandparents are Vester and Summer Crider of Eminence; Melody Nichols and John and Cindy Curtner, all of Hartville...
Roslyn Lucia Fiorino (05/17/08)
Dr. Joe and Sue Fiorino of Thayer, Mo., are delighted to announce the birth of Roslyn Lucia Fiorino on April 9, 2008. She weighed 8 pounds, 15 ounces and was 20-1/2 inches long. Her siblings are Olivia, Sofia and Dawson. Paternal grandparents are Dr. Jay and Karen Fiorino of Thayer. Maternal grandparents are Virgil and Lois Swett of Ericson, Neb...
Brooke Elizabeth Higgins (05/17/08)
John and Tabatha Higgins of Sidney, Ark., are the parents of a baby girl, Brooke Elizabeth. She was born at 7:55 a.m., May 2, 2008, at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains, Mo. She weighed 7 pounds, 13-1/2 ounces and was 20-1/2 inches long. Her sibling is Bethany, 21 months. Grandparents are John and Barbara Higgins of Rover and W.C. and Ginath Evans of Mount Pleasant, Ark...
Lukas John Curtner (05/17/08)
Chris Curtner and Jamie Crider of Thayer are the parents of a baby boy, Lukas John Curtner. He was born at 4:07 p.m., May 3, 2008, at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains, Mo. He weighed 7 pounds, 11-1/2 ounces and was 20 inches long. Grandparents are Vester and Summer Crider of Eminence; Melody Nichols and John and Cindy Curtner, all of Hartville...
Roslyn Lucia Fiorino (05/17/08)
Dr. Joe and Sue Fiorino of Thayer, Mo., are delighted to announce the birth of Roslyn Lucia Fiorino on April 9, 2008. She weighed 8 pounds, 15 ounces and was 20-1/2 inches long. Her siblings are Olivia, Sofia and Dawson. Paternal grandparents are Dr. Jay and Karen Fiorino of Thayer. Maternal grandparents are Virgil and Lois Swett of Ericson, Neb...
Brooke Elizabeth Higgins (05/17/08)
John and Tabatha Higgins of Sidney, Ark., are the parents of a baby girl, Brooke Elizabeth. She was born at 7:55 a.m., May 2, 2008, at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains, Mo. She weighed 7 pounds, 13-1/2 ounces and was 20-1/2 inches long. Her sibling is Bethany, 21 months. Grandparents are John and Barbara Higgins of Rover and W.C. and Ginath Evans of Mount Pleasant, Ark...
Callahan -- Baskins (05/17/08)
Donnie and Cindy Callahan of Mammoth Spring announce the engagement and marriage of their daughter Kristy Lynn, to Kenneth Anthony Baskins. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Judy Smith and the late Don Smith of Thayer and Lavon and Kathy Callahan of Mammoth Spring...
Washam -- Wiseman (05/17/08)
Scott and Stannie Kimble of Keller, Texas, together with Edwin Washam of Mammoth Spring are pleased to announce the forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Lindsey Brooke Washam, to Brad Michael Wiseman, son of Lindel and Jody Wiseman of Wiseman, Ark...
Callahan -- Baskins (05/17/08)
Donnie and Cindy Callahan of Mammoth Spring announce the engagement and marriage of their daughter Kristy Lynn, to Kenneth Anthony Baskins. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Judy Smith and the late Don Smith of Thayer and Lavon and Kathy Callahan of Mammoth Spring...
Turner -- Taylor (05/17/08)
Mrs. Kathleen Summers and Dr. James Wolfson of Springfield, Mo., and Mr. and Mrs. Gary Turner of Buffalo, Mo., announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Nicole Irene Turner to John (Andy) Taylor, son of John and Kathie Taylor of Hardy...
Washam -- Wiseman (05/17/08)
Scott and Stannie Kimble of Keller, Texas, together with Edwin Washam of Mammoth Spring are pleased to announce the forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Lindsey Brooke Washam, to Brad Michael Wiseman, son of Lindel and Jody Wiseman of Wiseman, Ark...
Callahan -- Baskins (05/17/08)
Donnie and Cindy Callahan of Mammoth Spring announce the engagement and marriage of their daughter Kristy Lynn, to Kenneth Anthony Baskins. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Judy Smith and the late Don Smith of Thayer and Lavon and Kathy Callahan of Mammoth Spring...
Turner -- Taylor (05/17/08)
Mrs. Kathleen Summers and Dr. James Wolfson of Springfield, Mo., and Mr. and Mrs. Gary Turner of Buffalo, Mo., announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Nicole Irene Turner to John (Andy) Taylor, son of John and Kathie Taylor of Hardy...
Petits to celebrate 60th anniversary (05/17/08)
Marland and Belva (Thornton) Petit of Ash Flat will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary May 30. The couple were married in Westville, Ill., served 20 years in military life (Navy) and retired to Arkansas. Belva, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ben Thornton, was raised in Melbourne. The couple are the parents of four daughters, Cindy, Becky, Carol and Lori and one son, Fred. They also have 17 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren...
Petits to celebrate 60th anniversary (05/17/08)
Marland and Belva (Thornton) Petit of Ash Flat will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary May 30. The couple was married in Westville, Ill., served 20 years in military life (Navy) and retired to Arkansas. Belva, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ben Thornton, was raised in Melbourne. The couple are the parents of four daughters, Cindy, Becky, Carol and Lori and one son, Fred. They also have 17 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren...
Petits to celebrate 60th anniversary (05/17/08)
Marland and Belva (Thornton) Petit of Ash Flat will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary May 30. The couple was married in Westville, Ill., served 20 years in military life (Navy) and retired to Arkansas. Belva, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ben Thornton, was raised in Melbourne. The couple are the parents of four daughters, Cindy, Becky, Carol and Lori and one son, Fred. They also have 17 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren...