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Stories from Thursday, June 5, 2008

Highland rebuilds after February EF4 tornado (06/05/08)
Four months after a tornado ranked an EF4 on the Enhanced Fujita scale ripped through Highland damaging and destroying everything in its path, signs of recovery are emerging all around. "We are coming back," said Highland Mayor Jerome Norwood. The tornado destroyed 26 businesses in town and damaged another 17, according to city documents. Many homes were also destroyed or damaged. In addition, one church was wiped off the map while the front of another was completely missing...
Trains Collide (06/05/08)
MAMMOTH SPRING -- For the second time in less than a month, Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) trains have derailed, this time near the Mammoth Spring State Park. According to Joe Faust, a spokesperson for the railroad from Fort Worth, Texas, on June 3 at 3:30 a.m., a BNSF train traveling from Birmingham, Ala., to Richmond, Calif., collided with another BNSF train traveling from Memphis to Kansas City...
Some dispute, some praise at board meeting (06/05/08)
Tempers flared briefly at the May 27 Fulton County Hospital Board meeting when Trena Spears spoke with the board regarding a Feb. 25, 2007, contract obligating the Fulton County Hospital Foundation to a lease agreement with equipment that was supposed to be leased to the Fulton County Hospital. Spears said the foundation was not pleased...
Clinic anesthetized (06/05/08)
Dr. Jeff Summerhill has been advertised over area radio stations as piloting a rural health clinic with the Fulton County Hospital in Salem but the current administration says there is a big hole in the proverbial boat. The rural health clinic application was not submitted and bills for services rendered may not go out, hospital officials said...
Patient steals doctor's car (06/05/08)
A major crash in Sharp County sent a Mississippi boy to the Fulton County Hospital May 25, where he was treated for injuries before stealing Dr. Griffin Arnold's car, which he later crashed into a utility pole in Black Rock. Authorities said the boy just wanted to go home...
Trains collide (06/05/08)
MAMMOTH SPRING -- For the second time in less than a month, Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) trains have derailed, this time near the Mammoth Spring State Park. According to Joe Faust, a spokesperson for the railroad from Fort Worth, Texas, on June 3 at 3:30 a.m., a BNSF train traveling from Birmingham, Ala., to Richmond, Calif., collided with another BNSF train traveling from Memphis to Kansas City...
Refuge turns deadly for goats (06/05/08)
In the aftermath of community support experienced by most victims of the February tornado, two local farmers are now watching a man they thought was extending a helping hand, head to court to answer for the crimes of animal cruelty and fraud. These farm owners were attempting to seek refuge for their misplaced livestock and Roger McCord of Fulton County claimed he could offer that support...
Pickle named new jail administrator (06/05/08)
Change is what is happening in the Sharp County Jail since the new administrator took over. Eric Pickle of Cave City took the position of jail administrator April 15 when former administrator Jeffery Adam took a position as a road deputy. Sheriff Dale Weaver said he had no hesitation hiring Pickle for the position. He said Pickles' experience, education and work ethic made him the right man for the job...
Treated ER patient takes doctor's car from hospital (06/05/08)
A major crash in Sharp County sent a Mississippi boy to the Fulton County Hospital May 25, where he was treated for injuries before stealing Dr. Griffin Arnold's car, which he later crashed into a utility pole in Black Rock. Authorities said the boy just wanted to go home...
Animal cruelty definition debated (06/05/08)
Out of the hundreds of cases of animal cruelty tried each year in Arkansas, the accused who plead innocent are more than half, according to the United States Humane Society's Web site. There is an ever prevalent difference in opinion about what constitutes animal cruelty, and a case in Fulton County near Ash Flat displays the confusion that occurs when victims can't speak for themselves...
Winters leads police on chase; felony charges filed (06/05/08)
An 18-year-old Cherokee Village man wanted in connection with the theft of a car from a home on Canada Drive in April, made things a lot worse for himself when he fled from authorities May 20. Richard Shawn Winters is charged with theft of property, a class B felony; theft of property by deception, a class D felony; residential burglary, a class B felony; and criminal mischief, a class A misdemeanor, all in Fulton County. ...
Discord and praise at meeting (06/05/08)
Tempers flared briefly at the May 27 Fulton County Hospital Board meeting when Trena Spears spoke with the board regarding a Feb. 25, 2007, contract obligating the Fulton County Hospital Foundation to a lease agreement with equipment that was supposed to be leased to the Fulton County Hospital. Spears said the foundation was not pleased...
Gas vs. safety ... Are motorcycles worth it? (06/05/08)
With over 30,000 deaths caused by motorcycle accidents since 1975, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation, it may be hard for those seeking an alternate form of transportation to discern whether a motorcycle is a responsible purchase. With gas prices rising continuously, the fuel efficiency of motorcycles is a desirable attribute, but are the dangers of riding too much to risk to save dollars at the pump?...
New assesments may raise values (06/05/08)
OREGON COUNTY -- Oregon County Assessor Charles Alford announced last week that he has completed a review of all real estate parcels in the county and has updated assessment data related to those parcels. A statement from the Missouri State Tax Commission said the most recent ratio studies indicate assessments of improved properties are below the statutory required levels and fall outside accepted appraisal standards relied upon by the State Tax Commission...
Clinic unachievable (06/05/08)
Dr. Jeff Summerhill has been advertised over area radio stations as piloting a rural health clinic with the Fulton County Hospital in Salem but the current administration says there is a big hole in the proverbial boat. The rural health clinic application was not submitted and bills for services rendered may not go out, hospital officials said...
Lemondade Anyone? (06/05/08)
Photo by Jan Thompson These children had a lemonade stand set up on Sixth Street in Thayer one hot afternoon last week. They are Gabby Dillon, Lana Stark, Heather Dillon, Marshall Stark and Lydia Stark. They said they also planned to sell worms to fishermen passing by, but did not want to do it the same day they sold the lemonade because they were afraid people might think there were worms in their lemonade...
MS woman faces narcotics charge (06/05/08)
THAYER -- A Mammoth Spring woman, Crystal E. Dillon, 28, has been charged with illegally taking narcotics from Shady Oaks Healthcare in Thayer. According to a probable cause statement supplied by the Oregon County Prosecuting Attorney's Office, Thayer Police Officer Terry Bounds was notified by officials at Shady Oaks, May 7, that some narcotics at the facility had been tampered with...
ER patient takes doctor's car from hospital (06/05/08)
A major crash in Sharp County sent a Mississippi boy to the Fulton County Hospital May 25, where he was treated for injuries before stealing Dr. Griffin Arnold's car, which he later crashed into a utility pole in Black Rock. Authorities said the boy just wanted to go home...
Recreation along Spring (06/05/08)
SPRING RIVER -- Some of the camp sites and canoe rentals along the Spring River reported a good Memorial Day weekend while others did not have such a good turnout. Bob Wood, owner and manager of Many Islands, said his business was down a little bit Memorial weekend. "I won't complain though," he said. Wood said high fuel prices and the weather were his main concerns. He said he would have to wait until July to see exactly how the cost of gas was going to affect his business...
Eleven Point River open for fun (06/05/08)
ELEVEN POINT RIVER -- The spring floods may have changed the appearance of some camp sites in the area, but visitors will still find plenty of summertime fun on the rivers in the area. The Eleven Point River like so many other areas in Oregon County has been affected by the recent historic flooding...
Holiday increases alcohol revenue for Missouri (06/05/08)
THAYER -- Liquor stores traditionally have above average sales during the long Memorial Day Weekend and this year that trend continued even though totals were down slightly from a year ago. Thayer, Mo., is located along a major U.S. highway and also borders dry counties located in Arkansas. ...
Mammoth Spring man charged with battery (06/05/08)
A Mammoth Spring man is in the Sharp County Jail after he allegedly battered three women May 24. Andrew Frolos Jr., 47, of Mammoth Spring is charged with second degree domestic battery, a class C felony; and two counts of third degree battery, a class A misdemeanor...
FEMA registration deadline approaching (06/05/08)
OREGON COUNTY -- Residents and businesses in Oregon County that have not registered for assistance due to spring floods will have through June 26 to do so. FEMA officials said this 30-day extension applies only to victims of the flood disaster originally declared March 19 for the period March 19-May 9...
NAEC dedicates memorial (06/05/08)
A new addition to the Salem landscape was added recently at North Arkansas Electric Cooperative's headquarters. The NAEC Memorial is a slightly larger than life-sized statue of a lineman at work commemorating victims of the explosion at a North Arkansas Electric Cooperative sub-station in Mountain Home Aug. 31, 2004...
Hospital welcomes new nursing director (06/05/08)
The Fulton County Hospital has a new director of nursing and the selection was made using a unique system, according to FCH Administrator Angie Richmond. "We did a peer interview. The nursing staff selected three nurses. We had two doctors, Dr. Arnold and Dr. Kauffman, someone from respiratory, and someone from radiology," Richmond said. "After an hour-and-a-half we had a new director of nursing."...
Refuge turns deadly for goats in Fulton County (06/05/08)
In the aftermath of community support experienced by most victims of the February tornado, two local farmers are now watching a man they thought was extending a helping hand, head to court to answer for the crimes of animal cruelty and fraud. These farm owners were attempting to seek refuge for their misplaced livestock and Roger McCord of Fulton County claimed he could offer that support...
Refuge turns deadly for goats in Fulton County (06/05/08)
In the aftermath of community support experienced by most victims of the February tornado, two local farmers are now watching a man they thought was extending a helping hand, head to court to answer for the crimes of animal cruelty and fraud. These farm owners were attempting to seek refuge for their misplaced livestock and Roger McCord of Fulton County claimed he could offer that support...
Gas vs. safety ... Are motorcycles worth it? (06/05/08)
With over 30,000 deaths caused by motorcycle accidents since 1975, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation, it may be hard for those seeking an alternate form of transportation to discern whether a motorcycle is a responsible purchase. With gas prices rising continuously, the fuel efficiency of motorcycles is a desirable attribute, but are the dangers of riding too much to risk to save dollars at the pump?...
Myrtle farm makes it big (06/05/08)
Jody Shackelford Staff Writer Myrtle is home to Newman Farms; a unique family farm operated by Mark Newman and his wife, Rita, which provides pork for the top chefs and restaurants in the country. "We raise a breed of pig called Berkshires. It is the highest eating quality pork in the world. The meat has a high level of intramuscular marbling. By that, it has higher water retention, which makes it more juicy and flavorful in the end product," Newman said...
Viola City Park (06/05/08)
Photo by Jody Shackelford Ralph Moore with the Fulton County Master Gardeners works with volunteers at the Viola City Park where a new sign and rock flower bed was being constructed May 22.
Softball standouts selected for All-Star game (06/05/08)
A trio of area standouts on the softball diamond will have one more chance to shine. Highland's Whitney Crook, Izard County's Trace Grinnell and Melbourne's Olivia Morris have all been selected to participate in the annual Arkansas High School Coaches Association All-Star Softball game at the Lady Back Yard on the University of Arkansas campus in Fayetteville...
Softball standouts selected for All-Star game (06/05/08)
A trio of area standouts on the softball diamond will have one more chance to shine. Highland's Whitney Crook, Izard County's Trace Grinnell and Melbourne's Olivia Morris have all been selected to participate in the annual Arkansas High School Coaches Association All-Star Softball game at the Lady Back Yard on the University of Arkansas campus in Fayetteville...
McCandlis takes deadly shot to WBC (06/05/08)
The message was clear. "9 games to win the state championship." Returning from Highland late in the night Feb. 8, after the Izard County Cougars had dropped their last regular-season game to the Class 4A Rebels, that was the message that Kyle McCandlis scrawled on the board in the Cougars' locker room...
"The Wall" heads to Hendrix (06/05/08)
In softball, a pitcher can only be as good as her catcher will let her be. Thank goodness that Izard County fireballer Sarah Taylor has had Trace Grinnell behind the plate for the past three years. While it can't be an easy task to catch the heat that Taylor delivers on a pitch-by-pitch basis, Grinnell has managed to rise to the challenge, keeping everything in front of her as Taylor racked up strikeout after strikeout...
Bloomquist races to fifth Show-Me title (06/05/08)
Seventy-nine Super Late Models, representing 18 states, along with a huge crowd of race fans, converged on West Plains Motor Speedway May 24, to take part in the 16th annual O'Reilly Auto Parts Show-Me 100. Scott Bloomquist from Mooresburg, Tenn., went from worst to first, en route to his record-setting fifth event title in the event and the $42,000 payday that comes with the checkered flag...
Bloomquist races to fifth Show-Me title (06/05/08)
Seventy-nine Super Late Models, representing 18 states, along with a huge crowd of race fans, converged on West Plains Motor Speedway May 24, to take part in the 16th annual O'Reilly Auto Parts Show-Me 100. Scott Bloomquist from Mooresburg, Tenn., went from worst to first, en route to his record-setting fifth event title in the event and the $42,000 payday that comes with the checkered flag...
Bloomquist races to fifth Show-Me title (06/05/08)
Seventy-nine Super Late Models, representing 18 states, along with a huge crowd of race fans, converged on West Plains Motor Speedway May 24, to take part in the 16th annual O'Reilly Auto Parts Show-Me 100. Scott Bloomquist from Mooresburg, Tenn., went from worst to first, en route to his record-setting fifth event title in the event and the $42,000 payday that comes with the checkered flag...
2008-09 deer permit application process underway (06/05/08)
Permit applications are available for zone and WMA doe quota, youth, archery, modern gun and muzzleloader deer hunts on several AGFC wildlife management areas and deer zones throughout the state. Applications may be picked up at Arkansas Game and Fish Commission offices, license dealers around the state or by applying online at www.agfc.com...
Free Fishing Days near in Missouri, Arkansas (06/05/08)
Free Fishing Days of the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission this year will be from noon June 6 through midnight June 8. No sport fisherman, resident or non-resident, will be required to have a fishing license or a trout permit to fish anywhere in Arkansas during this time...
Deer harvest up (06/05/08)
Commissioners from the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission were briefed last week on the state's recent deer season harvest. Brad Miller, AGFC deer program coordinator, told the Commission the harvest was up almost 4,200 deer from the 2006-07 season. The northwest part of the state saw the greatest harvest increase from the previous year...
Anglers asked not to dump bait (06/05/08)
You are done fishing and are packing up poles, coolers and other gear. What do you do with that bucket of minnows or box of worms? Dump it on the ground or in the water, right? Wrong. According to the Missouri Department of Conservation, dumping bait is illegal and among the worst things you can do...
Free Fishing Days near in Missouri, Arkansas (06/05/08)
Free Fishing Days of the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission this year will be from noon June 6 through midnight June 8. Free fishing days in Missouri will be June 7-8. No sport fisherman, resident or non-resident, will be required to have a fishing license or a trout permit to fish anywhere in Arkansas during this time...
Free Fishing Days nears in Arkansas (06/05/08)
Free Fishing Days of the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission this year will be from noon June 6 through midnight June 8. No sport fisherman, resident or non-resident, will be required to have a fishing license or a trout permit to fish anywhere in Arkansas during this time...
Spring River tops Jonesboro (06/05/08)
On May 22, the Spring River Senior Softballers traveled to Jonesboro again. Spring River got off to a good start and managed to stay ahead throughout the game. Bill Stuart had some good defensive gems in the game and also swung a hot bat. Rick Conner and Dave Keylor continued to hit well, while "Easy" Ed Snyder came up with a few good plays at second base...
Grizzly Golf Classic set to tee (06/05/08)
Area golfers will want to get their golf gear in order so they can participate in the 13th annual Grizzly Golf Classic tournament June 13 at the West Plains Country Club. The annual event is sponsored by the Grizzly Booster Club. The format will be a three-person-scramble and will raise funds to support team travel, student-athlete recruitment and other vital needs of the basketball and volleyball programs, as well as the new men's and women's club golf teams, at Missouri State University-West Plains, organizers said.. ...
William "Bill" Hancock (06/05/08)
William D. "Bill" Hancock, 81, of Evening Shade, Ark., died May 28, 2008, at the White River Medical Center in Batesville, Ark. He was born June 15, 1926, at Ulm, Ark., to William Marcus and Mary McKinzie Hancock. He was a retired plumber and a member of the Sidney Baptist Church...
Wilma Arlena Hamilton (06/05/08)
Wilma Arlena Hamilton, 86, of Cherokee Village, Ark., died May 19, 2008, at the White River Medical Center in Batesville, Ark. She was born March 4, 1922, in Eldon, Iowa, the daughter of the late Carl and Frances (Hughes) Stroud. She was united in marriage to Jay Hamilton in 1939. She moved to Cherokee Village 24 years ago from Eldon, Iowa. She was of the Protestant faith and was a member of the Living Hope Bible Church in Eldon, Iowa...
James Thompson (06/05/08)
James Raymond Thompson, 56, of Evening Shade, Ark., died May 15, 2008, in Evening Shade. He was born March 3, 1952, in Kansas, the son of John R. Thompson Sr. and Mary Jo (Kenner) Edler. He was a veteran of the United States Army. He worked as an electrician for many years. He moved to Arkansas from Kansas City 33 years ago. He was a member of the Highland Hills Baptist Church...
Wallace "Wally" Curtis (06/05/08)
Wallace "Wally" Le-Roy Curtis, 80, of Cherokee Village, Ark., formerly of Cave City, Ark., died May 28, 2008, at the White River Medical Center in Batesville. He was born Jan. 14, 1928, the son of William Asa and Ruth Taylor Curtis in Milan, Ill. He joined the United States Navy and served during the last part of World War II, the Korean Conflict and the Vietnam War as a medical corpsman. He retired in 1972 from the Navy after 24 years. He attended the Cave City First United Methodist Church...
Donovan R. Landers (06/05/08)
Donovan R. "Donny" Landers, 48, of Batesville, Ark., died May 24, 2008, at a Little Rock hospital. He was born Nov. 14, 1959, at Batesville, the son of Naman R. and Ina Mae (Williams) Landers. He had worked for Kroger in Batesville for 31 years. He was a member of the Desha First Baptist Church...
Dorothy Niemeyer (06/05/08)
Dorothy Niemeyer, 72, of Smithville, Ark., died May 27, 2008, at the White River Medical Center in Batesville. She was born July 8, 1935, at Prescott, Ark., the daughter of Oscar and Grace Stivers. She was a homemaker, active in the Sharp County Extension Homemakers, a member of the Fit and Sew Club in Cave City, a master clothier and enjoyed clogging...
Miles Melvin Clark (06/05/08)
Miles Melvin Clark, born on April 25, 1922, died May 27, 2008, at his home in Cherokee Village, Ark., at the age of 86. Miles was a WWII veteran and a retired finish carpenter. He was a member of the Ash Flat Church of Christ. He is survived by his wife Doris...
Maude Justice (06/05/08)
Maude Cummings Justice, 103, of Osceola, Ark., died May 27, 2008, at an Osceola nursing home. She was born March 11, 1905, in Batesville, Ark., the daughter of the late Joe and Amanda Cummings. She was a farm laborer and homemaker and of the Pentecostal faith...
Owen Leslie Studacher (06/05/08)
Owen Leslie Studacher, 64, of Salem, Ark., son of the late Leslie George and Carmon (Knight) Studacher was born July 17, 1943, at Cove, Ark. He died May 23, 2008, at the Ash Flat Healthcare Center in Ash Flat, Ark. He was united in marriage to Lynda Jean Bell on June 19, 1970, at Rosehill, Kan...
James Thompson (06/05/08)
James Raymond Thompson, 56, of Evening Shade, Ark., died May 15, 2008, in Evening Shade. He was born March 3, 1952, in Kansas, the son of John R. Thompson Sr. and Mary Jo (Kenner) Edler. He was a veteran of the United States Army. He worked as an electrician for many years. He moved to Arkansas from Kansas City 33 years ago. He was a member of the Highland Hills Baptist Church...
Maude Justice (06/05/08)
Maude Cummings Justice, 103, of Osceola, Ark., died May 27, 2008, at an Osceola nursing home. She was born March 11, 1905 in Batesville, Ark., the daughter of the late Joe and Amanda Cummings. She was a farm laborer and homemaker and of the Pentecostal faith...
Dorothy Niemeyer (06/05/08)
Dorothy Niemeyer, 72, of Smithville, Ark., died May 27, 2008, at the White River Medical Center in Batesville. She was born July 8, 1935, at Prescott, Ark., the daughter of Oscar and Grace Stivers. She was a homemaker, active in the Sharp County Extension Homemakers, a member of the Fit and Sew Club in Cave City, a master clothier and enjoyed clogging...
Beverly Ruth Combs (06/05/08)
Beverly Ruth Combs, 71, of Myrtle, Mo., was born Nov. 10, 1936, in Lake City, Colo., and died  May 22, 2008, at the Southeast  Hospital, Cape Girardeau, Mo. Survivors include: three sons, Gerald Combs and wife, Ronda of Rolla, Mo., Gordon Combs and wife, Joyce of Wellston, Okla., Kevin Combs and wife, Sharon of Myrtle; four grandsons, Chris and wife, Miachaila, Craig and wife, Rhonda,  Joseph, Robert; four granddaughters, Courtney, Bonnie, Tiffany and husband, Joshua, and Stefanie and husband, Chevy; five great-grandchildren; one sister, Pat Smith and husband, Gene; numerous other relatives and friends.. ...
Donovan R. Landers (06/05/08)
Donovan R. "Donny" Landers, 48, of Batesville, Ark., died May 24, 2008, at a Little Rock hospital. He was born Nov. 14, 1959, at Batesville, the son of Naman R. and Ina Mae (Williams) Landers. He had worked for Kroger in Batesville for 31 years. He was a member of the Desha First Baptist Church...
Robert Lowell Taylor (06/05/08)
Robert Lowell Taylor was born June 21, 1924, in Wild Cherry, Ark., the son of Samuel and Bernice (Dixon) Taylor. He grew up in Salem, Ark., where he attended elementary schools and graduated from Salem High School. He entered the Army in 1943, fighting in Germany during World War II being honorably discharged in 1946. ...
Wallace "Wally" Curtis (06/05/08)
Wallace "Wally" Le-Roy Curtis, 80, of Cherokee Village, Ark., formerly of Cave City, Ark., died May 28, 2008, at the White River Medical Center in Batesville. He was born Jan. 14, 1928, the son of William Asa and Ruth Taylor Curtis in Milan, Ill. He joined the United States Navy and served during the last part of World War II, the Korean Conflict and the Vietnam War as a medical corpsman. He retired in 1972 from the Navy after 24 years He attended the Cave City First United Methodist Church...
William "Bill" Hancock (06/05/08)
William D. "Bill" Hancock, 81, of Evening Shade, Ark., died May 28, 2008, at the White River Medical Center in Batesville, Ark. He was born June 15, 1926, at Ulm, Ark., to William Marcus and Mary McKinzie Hancock. He was a retired plumber and a member of the Sidney Baptist Church...
William Bridges (06/05/08)
William Leamon Bridges, 82, of Doniphan, Mo., was born March 25, 1926, near Greer, Mo., and died May 24, 2008, at the Current River Nursing Center in Doniphan. Survivors include: nine children, Barbara Carter and Harold Bridges of Doniphan, Ronald Bridges and Nancy Gearhart of Hunter, Mo., Phyllis Luttrell of Grandin, Mo., Charlotte Whorton and Catherine Perkins of Spring-field, Rosemary Woods of Mountain Home, Freda Thomas of Petersburg, Ill.; one brother, Ralph Bridges of Doniphan; four sisters, Louise Switzer and Maxine Leonard of Doniphan, Eula Gilliespie of Ava, Mo., and Esther Giddens of Iberia, Mo.; 19 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and other relatives and friends.. ...
Truman Lewis White (06/05/08)
Truman Lewis White, 95, of Mammoth Spring, Ark., was born Feb. 13, 1913, in Mammoth Spring, Ark., the son of the late Harmon and Nellie (Carroll) White, and died May 22, 2008, at the Shepherd's View Residential Care in Alton, Mo. He was employed by the Milwaukee Railroad for 34 years in the greater Kansas City area. ...
Wilma Arlena Hamilton (06/05/08)
Wilma Arlena Hamilton, 86, of Cherokee Village, Ark., died May 19, 2008, at the White River Medical Center in Batesville, Ark. She was born March 4, 1922, in Eldon, Iowa, the daughter of the late Carl and Frances (Hughes) Stroud. She was united in marriage to Jay Hamilton in 1939. She moved to Cherokee Village 24 years ago from Eldon, Iowa. She was of the Protestant faith and was a member of the Living  Hope Bible Church in Eldon, Iowa...
Betty Varnelle Wiles (06/05/08)
Betty Varnelle Wiles, 63, of Springfield, Mo., died May 25, 2008. She was born in Batesville, Ark., on Oct. 21, 1944, the daughter of Otis and Vernus (Hutson) Wiles. She was the granddaughter of Albert "Rusty" and Ollie (Dillard Hutson and William and Martha (Rogers) Wiles. ...
Patriscia Ann Langston (06/05/08)
Patriscia Ann "Pat" (Dickerson) Langston was born Dec. 19, 1940, in Granite City, Madison County, Ill., the daughter of the late Willard Thomas Dickerson and Ina Lillian (Waddell) Dickerson and died May 22, 2008, at her home near Thayer, Mo...
Beverly Ruth Combs (06/05/08)
Beverly Ruth Combs, 71, of Myrtle, Mo., was born Nov. 10, 1936, in Lake City, Colo., and died  May 22, 2008, at the Southeast  Hospital, Cape Girardeau, Mo. Survivors include: three sons, Gerald Combs and wife, Ronda of Rolla, Mo., Gordon Combs and wife, Joyce of Wellston, Okla., Kevin Combs and wife, Sharon of Myrtle; four grandsons, Chris and wife, Miachaila, Craig and wife, Rhonda,  Joseph, Robert; four granddaughters, Courtney, Bonnie, Tiffany and husband, Joshua, and Stefanie and husband, Chevy; five great-grandchildren; one sister, Pat Smith and husband, Gene; numerous other relatives and friends.. ...
James Thompson (06/05/08)
James Raymond Thompson, 56, of Evening Shade, Ark., died May 15, 2008, in Evening Shade. He was born March 3, 1952, in Kansas, the son of John R. Thompson Sr. and Mary Jo (Kenner) Edler. He was a veteran of the United States Army. He worked as an electrician for many years. He moved to Arkansas from Kansas City 33 years ago. He was a member of the Highland Hills Baptist Church...
Maude Justice (06/05/08)
Maude Cummings Justice, 103, of Osceola, Ark., died May 27, 2008, at an Osceola nursing home. She was born March 11, 1905 in Batesville, Ark., the daughter of the late Joe and Amanda Cummings. She was a farm laborer and homemaker and of the Pentecostal faith...
Dorothy Niemeyer (06/05/08)
Dorothy Niemeyer, 72, of Smithville, Ark., died May 27, 2008, at the White River Medical Center in Batesville. She was born July 8, 1935, at Prescott, Ark., the daughter of Oscar and Grace Stivers. She was a homemaker, active in the Sharp County Extension Homemakers, a member of the Fit and Sew Club in Cave City, a master clothier and enjoyed clogging...
Donovan R. Landers (06/05/08)
Donovan R. "Donny" Landers, 48, of Batesville, Ark., died May 24, 2008, at a Little Rock hospital. He was born Nov. 14, 1959, at Batesville, the son of Naman R. and Ina Mae (Williams) Landers. He had worked for Kroger in Batesville for 31 years. He was a member of the Desha First Baptist Church...
Robert Lowell Taylor (06/05/08)
Robert Lowell Taylor was born June 21, 1924, in Wild Cherry, Ark., the son of Samuel and Bernice (Dixon) Taylor. He grew up in Salem, Ark., where he attended elementary schools and graduated from Salem High School. He entered the Army in 1943, fighting in Germany during World War II being honorably discharged in 1946. ...
Wallace "Wally" Curtis (06/05/08)
Wallace "Wally" Le-Roy Curtis, 80, of Cherokee Village, Ark., formerly of Cave City, Ark., died May 28, 2008, at the White River Medical Center in Batesville. He was born Jan. 14, 1928, the son of William Asa and Ruth Taylor Curtis in Milan, Ill. He joined the United States Navy and served during the last part of World War II, the Korean Conflict and the Vietnam War as a medical corpsman. He retired in 1972 from the Navy after 24 years He attended the Cave City First United Methodist Church...
William "Bill" Hancock (06/05/08)
William D. "Bill" Hancock, 81, of Evening Shade, Ark., died May 28, 2008, at the White River Medical Center in Batesville, Ark. He was born June 15, 1926, at Ulm, Ark., to William Marcus and Mary McKinzie Hancock. He was a retired plumber and a member of the Sidney Baptist Church...
William Bridges (06/05/08)
William Leamon Bridges, 82, of Doniphan, Mo., was born March 25, 1926, near Greer, Mo., and died May 24, 2008, at the Current River Nursing Center in Doniphan. Survivors include: nine children, Barbara Carter and Harold Bridges of Doniphan, Ronald Bridges and Nancy Gearhart of Hunter, Mo., Phyllis Luttrell of Grandin, Mo., Charlotte Whorton and Catherine Perkins of Spring-field, Rosemary Woods of Mountain Home, Freda Thomas of Petersburg, Ill.; one brother, Ralph Bridges of Doniphan; four sisters, Louise Switzer and Maxine Leonard of Doniphan, Eula Gilliespie of Ava, Mo., and Esther Giddens of Iberia, Mo.; 19 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and other relatives and friends.. ...
Truman Lewis White (06/05/08)
Truman Lewis White, 95, of Mammoth Spring, Ark., was born Feb. 13, 1913, in Mammoth Spring, Ark., the son of the late Harmon and Nellie (Carroll) White, and died May 22, 2008, at the Shepherd's View Residential Care in Alton, Mo. He was employed by the Milwaukee Railroad for 34 years in the greater Kansas City area. ...
Wilma Arlena Hamilton (06/05/08)
Wilma Arlena Hamilton, 86, of Cherokee Village, Ark., died May 19, 2008, at the White River Medical Center in Batesville, Ark. She was born March 4, 1922, in Eldon, Iowa, the daughter of the late Carl and Frances (Hughes) Stroud. She was united in marriage to Jay Hamilton in 1939. She moved to Cherokee Village 24 years ago from Eldon, Iowa. She was of the Protestant faith and was a member of the Living  Hope Bible Church in Eldon, Iowa...
Betty Varnelle Wiles (06/05/08)
Betty Varnelle Wiles, 63, of Springfield, Mo., died May 25, 2008. She was born in Batesville, Ark., on Oct. 21, 1944, the daughter of Otis and Vernus (Hutson) Wiles. She was the granddaughter of Albert "Rusty" and Ollie (Dillard Hutson and William and Martha (Rogers) Wiles. ...
Patriscia Ann Langston (06/05/08)
Patriscia Ann "Pat" (Dickerson) Langston was born Dec. 19, 1940, in Granite City, Madison County, Ill., the daughter of the late Willard Thomas Dickerson and Ina Lillian (Waddell) Dickerson and died May 22, 2008, at her home near Thayer, Mo...
Emily Grae Sisco (06/05/08)
A.J. and Jamie Sisco of Couch are the parents of a baby girl, Emily Grae. She was born at 11:46 p.m., May 25, 2008, at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains. She weighed 6 pounds, 2 ounces and was 19 inches long. Grandparents are Richard and Carol Reynolds of Couch; and Lorretta and Mike Williams of Alton and Andy and Linda Sisco of Thayer...
Emily Grae Sisco (06/05/08)
A.J. and Jamie Sisco of Couch are the parents of a baby girl, Emily Grae. She was born at 11:46 p.m., May 25, 2008, at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains. She weighed 6 pounds, 2 ounces and was 19 inches long. Grandparents are Richard and Carol Reynolds of Couch; and Lorretta and Mike Williams of Alton and Andy and Linda Sisco of Thayer...
Eckman -- Cochran (06/05/08)
Mr. and Ms. Scott Eckman of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Jennifer Lynn Eckman, to Kyle Lawrence (Williams) Cochran, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ray Bob Cochran of Mammoth Spring and Ronnie Williams of Birch Tree, Mo...
Eckman -- Cochran (06/05/08)
Mr. and Ms. Scott Eckman of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Jennifer Lynn Eckman, to Kyle Lawrence (Williams) Cochran, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ray Bob Cochran of Mammoth Spring and Ronnie Williams of Birch Tree, Mo...
Waits celebrate 50th wedding anniversary (06/05/08)
Mr. and Mrs. Doane Victor Waits of Holts Summit, Mo., celebrated their 50th anniversary on May 31. Mr. and Mrs. Waits have three children: Vincent Waits and wife Sherry of Elkview, W.Va., Valerie Mueller and husband Eddie of Holts Summit, Mo., and Vandee DeVore and husband Stuart of Columbia, Mo. They have two grandsons, Dalton Waits and Matthew DeVore...
Wilsons to be married 50 years (06/05/08)
Chester (C.A.) and Audra (Roper) Wilson will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary June 8. They were married June 8, 1958, at Enterprise Baptist Church in the Pickren Hall Community near Viola. An outdoor reception in their honor will be held Saturday, June 7 from 2-5 p.m. at the Wilson's home located at 12863 Highway 62 west. The event is hosted by the Wilson's three sons and daughters-in-law: Clifton and Linda Wilson, Richard and Trina Wilson, and James and Sandra Wilson...
Wilsons to be married 50 years (06/05/08)
Chester (C.A.) and Audra (Roper) Wilson will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary June 8. They were married June 8, 1958, at Enterprise Baptist Church in the Pickren Hall Community near Viola. An outdoor reception in their honor will be held Saturday, June 7 from 2-5 p.m. at the Wilson's home located at 12863 Highway 62 west. The event is hosted by the Wilson's three sons and daughters-in-law: Clifton and Linda Wilson, Richard and Trina Wilson, and James and Sandra Wilson...
Waits celebrate 50th wedding anniversary (06/05/08)
Mr. and Mrs. Doane Victor Waits of Holts Summit, Mo., celebrated their 50th anniversary on May 31. Mr. and Mrs. Waits have three children: Vincent Waits and wife Sherry of Elkview, W.Va., Valerie Mueller and husband Eddie of Holts Summit, Mo., and Vandee DeVore and husband Stuart of Columbia, Mo. They have two grandsons, Dalton Waits and Matthew DeVore...
Web Site (06/05/08)
www.villageronline.com We made it through our first week with our new Web site, but it seemed at times the site was unavailable more often than it was up and going. I've been assured this is normal as we go through a period of terminating the bugs that keep popping up and that it is not something that will happen on a regular basis. So, if you were among those who couldn't get on the site last week, please keep trying -- IT WILL GET BETTER...
Web Site (06/05/08)
www.areawidenews.com We made it through our first week with our new Web site, but it seemed at times the site was unavailable more often than it was up and going. I've been assured this is normal as we go through a period of terminating the bugs that keep popping up and that it is not something that will happen on a regular basis. So, if you were among those who couldn't get on the site last week, please keep trying -- IT WILL GET BETTER...
Web Site (06/05/08)
www.areawidenews.com We made it through our first week with our new Web site, but it seemed at times the site was unavailable more often than it was up and going. I've been assured this is normal as we go through a period of terminating the bugs that keep popping up and that it is not something that will happen on a regular basis. So, if you were among those who couldn't get on the site last week, please keep trying -- IT WILL GET BETTER...
National Certified Nursing Assistant Week June 12-19 (06/05/08)
June 12-19 is National Certified Nursing Assistant Week and on June 13, the Arkansas Health Care Association sponsors a CNA Appreciation Day in Little Rock. Our CNAs were asked to submit a letter to the director of nursing as to why they feel they should be chosen to attend the rally. I feel Steve Hilton's letter represents the CNA profession and reflects his love of the profession. I hope you will find space to publish it...
National Certified Nursing Assistant Week June 12-19 (06/05/08)
June 12-19 is National Certified Nursing Assistant Week and on June 13, the Arkansas Health Care Association sponsors a CNA Appreciation Day in Little Rock. Our CNAs were asked to submit a letter to the director of nursing as to why they feel they should be chosen to attend the rally. I feel Steve Hilton's letter represents the CNA profession and reflects his love of the profession. I hope you will find space to publish it...