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Stories from Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Dillinger, Schaufler win (06/11/08)
JThe battle is over and the dust has settled on both the Fulton County Sheriff and assessor's races. Fulton County Sheriff Walter Dillinger has captured the win over challenger Charles "Dennie" Bost in the run-off election held June 10, while Brad Schaufler defeated Mike Innis at the polls...
A Classy Display (06/11/08)
Classic cars and trucks line Loberg Drive during Spring River Car Club's annual car show in Hardy's Loberg Park June 7. See page A9 for more photos from the show. Photo/Murphy
Train collision clean-up continues (06/11/08)
MAMMOTH SPRING -- Business is back to normal for trains passing near Mammoth Spring State Park. This comes after a June 3 train wreck where two trains collided and 18 cars landed in or near the park with three empty train cars in Spring Lake. On June 9, Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) spokesperson Joe Faust said, "We are still investigating the cause of the accident. We have returned our train lines to their normal schedules."...
Charges dismissed (06/11/08)
A local doctor has been placed on a two-year monitoring program after allegations of over-prescribing medications were dismissed against Denise Oldenberg, M.D. The action occurred at a hearing of the Arkansas State Medical Board (ASMB) June 6 in Little Rock...
Fatal Accident (06/11/08)
Wyatt Austin Smith, 24, of Camp was killed in a one vehicle crash June 5 near Moko. Smith was driving a 1998 GMC 7H4 Arkansas State Fish Hatchery truck on Highway 395 when he lost control in a curve around 12:30 p.m. Graveside services for Smith were held June 7 at the Stateline Cemetery in Moko...
Sheely performs at annual meeting (06/11/08)
Salem welcomed new recording artist Jesse Sheely to the NAEC Annual Conference as she took the stage June 5, singing a list of songs including her soon to be released track titled, "Blue Jeans." "I have always been a song writer and a singer. I just love country music and my family is from Johnsonville, Tenn. We were raised on bluegrass and Ralph Stanley. So, that's my love and I went to Nashville to pursue it," Sheely said...
Flood damage is over $1 million (06/11/08)
Hardy Public Works Superintendent Billy Gilbreath said that monetary flood damage sustained by Hardy roads, sewage system and parks is more than $1 million at the Hardy City Council meeting June 2. Out of that total, the city of Hardy will be expected to pay 12.5 percent of every cost incurred through repairing flood damage. The remaining portion of the bills will include 12.5 percent paid by the state of Arkansas and 75 percent paid by FEMA...
Gym to be demolished (06/11/08)
After years of dedicated service, the old Evening Shade school gym will soon be a thing of the past. According to Cave City School District Superintendent Steven Green, the school board voted during its May 22 meeting to have the gym and the former agriculture building demolished...
Twin Rivers will stay open (06/11/08)
Twin Rivers Superintendent David Gilliland said although the school district won't be building a new school as he had hoped, school will continue as normal in the 2008-2009 school year. "We're going to have school," he said. "We'll continue to teach like we always have."...
Teen drowns (06/11/08)
Water rescue workers pulled the body of a 17-year-old Cave City boy from the waters of the Strawberry River June 8. Nathaniel Scott Barnett drowned in the river at Hewlett Road near Poughkeepsie June 7. Barnett graduated from Cave City High School last month...
Missing woman found (06/11/08)
A 70-year-old woman with dementia was found injured but safe less than two hours after she was reported missing from a home east of Cave City June 5. Lauanda Mobley called Sharp County 9-1-1 around 3:30 p.m. reporting her mother, Rosie Marie Smith, missing...
Over-prescribing charges dismissed (06/11/08)
A local doctor has been placed on a two-year monitoring program after allegations of over-prescribing medications were dismissed against Denise Oldenberg, M.D. The action occurred at a hearing of the Arkansas State Medical Board (ASMB) June 6 in Little Rock...
Oregon County audited (06/11/08)
OREGON COUNTY -- Oregon County Presiding Commissioner Leo Warren announced last week that Missouri State Auditor Susan Montee has begun an audit of Oregon County. He said a team of auditors is now reviewing county records as part of the field work phase of the audit...
Construction begins (06/11/08)
JaMissouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) workers have started construction of the passing lane project between Thayer and West Plains. According to MoDOT officials, excavation work will start just south of Koshkonong and "shoulder-work-ahead" signs will be in place...
Over-prescribing charges dismissed (06/11/08)
A local doctor has been placed on a two-year monitoring program after allegations of over-prescribing medications were dismissed against Denise Oldenberg, M.D. The action occurred at a hearing of the Arkansas State Medical Board (ASMB) June 6 in Little Rock...
Vehicle Accident (06/11/08)
A Thayer man, Clyde Webb, 83, received serious injuries in a one vehicle accident June 2. A report from Troop G of the Missouri State Highway Patrol said the accident happened at 10:48 a.m. on Highway 63, two miles north of Koshkonong. Trooper Dave Huffman reported Webb was driving a 1998 Pontiac van when he ran off the right side of the road, went through a private fence and into a field. Webb was air-lifted to St. John's Hospital in Springfield. Photo courtesy of Air Evac...
Fatal Accident (06/11/08)
Wyatt Austin Smith, 24, of Camp was killed in a crash June 5 near Moko. Smith was driving a 1998 GMC 7H4 Arkansas State Fish Hatchery truck on Highway 395 when he lost control in a curve around 12:30 p.m. Graveside services for Smith were held June 7 at the Stateline Cemetery in Moko. Photo by Jessica Goff...
9-1-1 problems addressed (06/11/08)
Fulton County 9-1-1 coordinator David Keck spoke to the Fulton County Quorum Court at their June 9 meeting regarding an upgrade to the county's 9-1-1 radio system, saying currently Fulton County Dispatch has no way of reaching two area fire departments which protect nearly the whole eastern side of the county...
Learning defense (06/11/08)
MAMMOTH SPRING -- For the second year, Mammoth Spring High School Counselor Kim Ragsdale offered a self defense class to graduating senior girls at the school. The class was free and 10 girls in the graduating class took part in the class. The class focused on self defense, date rape, general awareness, and how different life is going to be for the young ladies as freshman in college...
Energy saving tips (06/11/08)
OREGON COUNTY -- Representatives with Howell-Oregon Electric Cooperative have several energy saving tips as spring turns into summer and local residents start cranking-up their air conditioners. "Based on national averages, the largest portion of a utility bill for a typical house is for heating and cooling," said Howell-Oregon spokesperson John Thompson...
School advertising for students (06/11/08)
MAMMOTH SPRING -- Mammoth Spring School Superintendent Ron Taylor is inviting students in the area to attend school at Mammoth Spring. "The Arkansas Public Schools Act of 1989 allows parents to choose the school their child attends, regardless of where they live, and we feel like the Mammoth Spring School District is the right choice," Taylor said...
9-1-1 problems addressed (06/11/08)
Fulton County 9-1-1 coordinator David Keck spoke to the Fulton County Quorum Court at their June 9 meeting regarding an upgrade to the county's 9-1-1 radio system, saying currently Fulton County Dispatch has no way of reaching two area fire departments which protect nearly the whole eastern side of the county...
Gym to be demolished (06/11/08)
After years of dedicated service, the old Evening Shade school gym will soon be a thing of the past. According to Cave City School District Superintendent Steven Green, the school board voted during its May 22 meeting to have the gym and the former agriculture building demolished...
Teen drowns (06/11/08)
Water rescue workers pulled the body of a 17-year-old Cave City boy from the waters of the Strawberry River June 8. Nathaniel Scott Barnett drowned in the river at Hewlett Road near Poughkeepsie June 7. Barnett graduated from Cave City High School last month...
NAEC dedicates memorial (06/11/08)
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. The memorial is dedicated to the eight linemen who have lost their lives in the service of NAEC. The most recent loss of life, an explosion at a North Arkansas Electric Cooperative sub-station in Mountain Home Aug. 31, 2004, prompted the monument...
Holiday increases alcohol revenue for Missouri (06/11/08)
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. ...
Recreation along Spring River continues despite flood (06/11/08)
JSPRING 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 (06/11/08)
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...
Gas vs. safety ... Are motorcycles worth it? (06/11/08)
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?...
NAEC dedicates memorial (06/11/08)
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. The memorial is dedicated to the eight linemen who have lost their lives in the service of NAEC. The most recent loss of life, an explosion at a North Arkansas Electric Cooperative sub-station in Mountain Home Aug. 31, 2004, prompted the monument...
Woman cited in collision (06/11/08)
A Poughkeepsie woman was cited for her role in a two-vehicle collision involving a propane truck in Ash Flat May 27. Lorraine Paluck, 80, pulled her 2006 Ford Taurus out of the west Wal-Mart exit to travel east on Highway 62/412, said Trooper Ben Rapert of the Arkansas State Police...
Meth lab found on Spring River island (06/11/08)
A Williford man is no longer spending his time on an island on the Spring River. Instead, he is spending his days and nights in the Sharp County Jail. James Ray Haney, 53, of Williford was arrested May 30. He is charged with manufacture of a controlled substance, a class Y felony; possession with the intent to deliver a controlled substance, a class Y felony; use or possession with the intent to use drug paraphernalia, a class C felony; and felon in possession of a firearm, a class B felony...
Mammoth Spring man charged with battery (06/11/08)
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...
Holiday increases alcohol revenue for Missouri (06/11/08)
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. ...
Recreation along the Spring River continues despite flood (06/11/08)
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...
Ash Flat teen uses fake I.D. to buy beer (06/11/08)
An Ash Flat teen is having to answer to charges from Missouri after he was caught trying to buy alcohol at a liquor store in April. Thayer Police Officer Terry Bounds reported that on April 24 his department received a call from Discount Liquor and Tobacco owner Bob Crase that someone came in his business, located on Business 63 in Thayer, and tried to buy alcohol with a fake I.D. Bounds said Crase gave a description of the vehicle and license plate number...
Discount deadline extended for Grizzly summer camps (06/11/08)
The early sign-up discount for the Grizzly Basketball Summer Camps, hosted by the Missouri State University-West Plains Grizzly Basketball program, has been extended through June 13, head coach Brian Ostermann said. Area youngsters can sign up through that date and still receive the $15 discount in camp fees, he said...
Izard County on the mark at regionals (06/11/08)
The Izard County shooting sports squad had two teams finish in the top four in the North Regional Shooting Sports Tournament at Remington Gun Club in Lonoke on May 31. The high school team of Melissa Rush, Wade Hilliker, Dustin Noblin, Caleb Blevins and Ethan Porter placed second in the 75-squad senior high division. The team finished third in the preliminary round to advance to the tournament field of the top 16 teams...
Falco, Bates, Pierce top 5K race finishers (06/11/08)
Courtney Falco, Aaron Bates and Ryder Pierce ran to first-place finishes in the annual 5K race at the Fulton County Homecoming over Memorial Day weekend. Falco earned the title of fastest female in the event with a time of 22.42. Bates took top honors overall with a time of 15.44...
Highland Elk's scramble in the books (06/11/08)
Results from the Highland Elk's three-person scramble June 7-8 at the Cherokee Village South Course: Championship Flight 1st place: Ron Birmingham/Curtis Copeland/Mike Taylor: 58-66/124 2nd place: Art Namors/Mike Turley/Bee Smith: 65-64/129 First Flight...
Walsh makes return trip to Victory Lane (06/11/08)
Don's Goodyear Auto Service Center of West Plains sponsored a full weekly race program at West Plains Motor Speedway June 7, and Shawn Walsh of Ash Flat made a return visit to Victory Lane this week after winning the Don's Goodyear sponsored IMCA Modified feature...
Walsh makes return trip to Victory Lane (06/11/08)
Don's Goodyear Auto Service Center of West Plains sponsored a full weekly race program at West Plains Motor Speedway June 7, and Shawn Walsh of Ash Flat made a return visit to Victory Lane this week after winning the Don's Goodyear sponsored IMCA Modified feature...
Pond stocking deadline nears (06/11/08)
The Missouri Conservation Department provides fingerling fish at no cost to owners of new or renovated ponds. Not all ponds qualify, however, and the fish do come with a few conditions. Application deadline is July 15. Pond owners who accept fish from the Conservation Department retain full rights to control access to their ponds, but ponds stocked with state fish are subject to provisions of the Wildlife Code of Missouri. ...
MDC sets early migratory bird hunting seasons (06/11/08)
The Missouri Conservation Commission has set the dates for the 2008 early migratory bird seasons. The seasons approved on May 30 are based on proposed federal frameworks and are contingent on final federal approval. Migratory birds include dove, sora, Virginia rail, snipe, teal and woodcock. The seasons for those species are as follows...
AGFC looking for southeastern shrew (06/11/08)
Biologists from the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission and UALR's College of Science and Math are asking for the public's help to find and determine the status of the southeastern shrew in Arkansas. One way to find shrews is to locate the roosts of barn owls, a major shrew predator...
Spring River repels invaders (06/11/08)
On May 29, senior softballers from Jonesboro and Trumann invaded the Ash Flat Ball Park for a pair of games. In game one, Jonesboro came out swinging heavy bats, getting off to a good start. Spring River, however, kept pace. In the third inning Charlie (The Tuna) Morgan pulled off an ESPN highlight type of double play to stop a Jonesboro rally. ...
Louise Garside (06/11/08)
Louise Garside, 87, died May 7, 2008 at Lawrence Memorial Hospital in Walnut Ridge, Ark. She was born Oct. 16, 1920, at Newport, Ark., the daughter of Alfred and Louise Justus Mashburn. She lived in Williford, Ark. for many years and served on the city council for several years, for Williford...
James David Lemons (06/11/08)
James David Lemons, 65, of Topeka, Kan., son of Freida Louise (Baker) Lemons and the late Elvin Preston Lemons, was born on March 8, 1943, in Plato, Mo. He departed this life on June 2, 2008, at Stormont Vail Hospital in Topeka, Kan. He was united in marriage to LaVonna Sue Gilbert on June 24, 1965, at Miami, Okla. ...
Bernice Canrell (06/11/08)
Bernice Cantrell was born Feb. 24, 1918, at Myrtle, Mo., the daughter of W.H. Wisehart and Ora Harbison Wisehart and died June 3, 2008, in West Plains, Mo., at the age of 90. She was united in marriage Feb. 11, 1937, in Thayer, Mo., to Virgil Cantrell, who preceded her in death Jan. 13, 2001...
Mary DeRoos (06/11/08)
Mary Louise DeRoos, 69, of Mammoth Spring, Ark., died May 29, 2008, in Shady Oaks Health Care in Thayer., Mo. Local arrangements were under the direction of the Carter Funeral Home if Thayer. A celebration of her life will be held at a later date.
Wyatt Austin Smith (06/11/08)
Wyatt Austin Smith, 24, of Camp, Ark., son of Keevin Wynn and Brenda K. (Bridges) Smith was born Nov. 4, 1983, at Salem, Ark. He died June 5, 2008, at Moko, Ark. Wyatt graduated from Salem High School in 2002. He worked for the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission...
Jimmie L. Stretch (06/11/08)
Jimmie L. Stretch, 86, of Cherokee Village, Ark., died May 30, 2008, at the Fulton County Hospital, in Salem, Ark. He was born in Delhi, La., the son of George and Susan Spray Staretch. Jimmie and his family have lived happily here for the last 17 years...
Faye Marie Wheeler (06/11/08)
Faye Marie Wheeler was born Nov. 25, 1922, in Gas, Kan., the daughter of Raymond Edmister and Jewel Roberts Edmister. She died May 30, 2008 in Thayer, Mo., at the age of 85. She was united in marriage to Alden Wheeler who preceded her in death. She was a homemaker and attended Midway Pentecostal Church in Thayer, Mo...
Eugene Babcock (06/11/08)
Eugene Babcock, 78, of Myrtle, Mo., was born Aug. 8, 1929, in Tulsa, Okla., and died June 3, 2008, at Shady Oaks Healthcare in Thayer, Mo. Survivors include numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces, great-nephews and friends. He was preceded in death by: his parents, Charles Babcock and Lennie Pilkington Babcock; two sisters, Marie Reddish and Treva Dominey; and one brother, Harold Babcock...
Carol Wagner (06/11/08)
Carol Wagner, 75, of Cherokee Village, Ark., died May 28, 2008, at the Baxter Regional Medical Center in Mountain Home, Ark. She was born Sept. 4, 1932, in Red Bud, Ill. She is survived by: her husband, William P. Wagner; her son, William T. Wagner; and her daughter, Mary K. Wagner...
Jerry Wayne Honeycutt (06/11/08)
Jerry Wayne Honeycutt was born Nov. 4, 1948, in Raven-den, Ark., the son of Wesley Honeycutt and Erma Case Honeycutt. He died May 28, 2008, in Springfield, Mo. at the age of 59. He was united in marriage July 2, 1966, at Thayer, Mo., to Linda Kay Branscum. He was united in marriage May 16, 1991, at Bentonville, Ark., to Virginia Reece Thomas...
Delcie Mae Volner (06/11/08)
Delcie Mae Volner, daughter of the late William and Lilly (Baney) Skaggs, was born on Dec. 6, 1917, near Cabool, Mo., in the Bendavis Community, and died on Thursday, May 29, 2008, at her daughter's residence in Viola, Ark., at the age of 90 years. Delcie grew up in Texas County and was united in marriage to Lon Harvey Volner on May 29, 1937, in Bendavis, Mo. Seventeen children were born to this union. They made their home in Texas and Wright Counties for many years...
Clarcie Faulkenberry (06/11/08)
Clarcie Faulkenberry, of Salem, Ark., daughter of the late Issac Jaccob Huett and Mary Ann McGlasson Huett, was born June 24, 1907, in Elizabeth, Ark. She died June 1, 2008, at Southfork River Therapy and Living Center in Salem, Ark. at the age of 100 years, 11 months and 8 days...
Sharon Kay Martin (06/11/08)
Sharon Kay Martin, 65, of Cabot, Ark., daughter of the late John Ulyess and Ines (Clinton) Estes, was born on Nov. 10, 1942. She died June 1, 2008, at Little Rock, Ark. She was united in marriage to Ronald Martin on March 19, 1960, at Salem, Ark. She worked as a machine operator for Tri-County Shirt Factory and as a home care aide for White River Area Agency on Aging. She and Ronald moved to Cabot, Ark. in Sept. of 2005. Kay was a member of the Cabot church of Christ...
Louise Garside (06/11/08)
Louise Garside, 87, died May 7, 2008 at Lawrence Memorial Hospital in Walnut Ridge, Ark. She was born Oct. 16, 1920, at Newport, Ark., the daughter of Alfred and Louise Justus Mashburn. She lived in Williford, Ark. for many years and served on the city council for several years, for Williford...
Mary DeRoos (06/11/08)
Mary Louise DeRoos, 69, of Mammoth Spring, Ark., died May 29, 2008, in Shady Oaks Health Care in Thayer., Mo. Local arrangements were under the direction of the Carter Funeral Home if Thayer. A celebration of her life will be held at a later date.
Wyatt Austin Smith (06/11/08)
Wyatt Austin Smith, 24, of Camp, Ark., son of Keevin Wynn and Brenda K. (Bridges) Smith was born Nov. 4, 1983, at Salem, Ark. He died June 5, 2008, at Moko, Ark. Wyatt graduated from Salem High School in 2002. He worked for the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission...
Bernice Canrell (06/11/08)
Bernice Cantrell was born Feb. 24, 1918, at Myrtle, Mo., the daughter of W.H. Wisehart and Ora Harbison Wisehart and died June 3, 2008, in West Plains, Mo., at the age of 90. She was united in marriage Feb. 11, 1937, in Thayer, Mo., to Virgil Cantrell, who preceded her in death Jan. 13, 2001...
James David Lemons (06/11/08)
James David Lemons, 65, of Topeka, Kan., son of Freida Louise (Baker) Lemons and the late Elvin Preston Lemons, was born on March 8, 1943, in Plato, Mo. He departed this life on June 2, 2008, at Stormont Vail Hospital in Topeka, Kan. He was united in marriage to LaVonna Sue Gilbert on June 24, 1965, at Miami, Okla. ...
Jimmie L. Stretch (06/11/08)
Jimmie L. Stretch, 86, of Cherokee Village, Ark., died May 30, 2008, at the Fulton County Hospital, in Salem, Ark. He was born in Delhi, La., the son of George and Susan Spray Staretch. Jimmie and his family have lived happily here for the last 17 years...
Faye Marie Wheeler (06/11/08)
Faye Marie Wheeler was born Nov. 25, 1922, in Gas, Kan., the daughter of Raymond Edmister and Jewel Roberts Edmister. She died May 30, 2008 in Thayer, Mo., at the age of 85. She was united in marriage to Alden Wheeler who preceded her in death. She was a homemaker and attended Midway Pentecostal Church in Thayer, Mo...
Eugene Babcock (06/11/08)
Eugene Babcock, 78, of Myrtle, Mo., was born Aug. 8, 1929, in Tulsa, Okla., and died June 3, 2008, at Shady Oaks Healthcare in Thayer, Mo. Survivors include numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces, great-nephews and friends. He was preceded in death by: his parents, Charles Babcock and Lennie Pilkington Babcock; two sisters, Marie Reddish and Treva Dominey; and one brother, Harold Babcock...
Carol Wagner (06/11/08)
Carol Wagner, 75, of Cherokee Village, Ark., died May 28, 2008, at the Baxter Regional Medical Center in Mountain Home, Ark. She was born Sept. 4, 1932, in Red Bud, Ill. She is survived by: her husband, William P. Wagner; her son, William T. Wagner; and her daughter, Mary K. Wagner...
Jerry Wayne Honeycutt (06/11/08)
Jerry Wayne Honeycutt was born Nov. 4, 1948, in Raven-den, Ark., the son of Wesley Honeycutt and Erma Case Honeycutt. He died May 28, 2008, in Springfield, Mo. at the age of 59. He was united in marriage July 2, 1966, at Thayer, Mo., to Linda Kay Branscum. He was united in marriage May 16, 1991, at Bentonville, Ark., to Virginia Reece Thomas...
Delcie Mae Volner (06/11/08)
Delcie Mae Volner, daughter of the late William and Lilly (Baney) Skaggs, was born on Dec. 6, 1917, near Cabool, Mo., in the Bendavis Community, and died on Thursday, May 29, 2008, at her daughter's residence in Viola, Ark., at the age of 90 years. Delcie grew up in Texas County and was united in marriage to Lon Harvey Volner on May 29, 1937, in Bendavis, Mo. Seventeen children were born to this union. They made their home in Texas and Wright Counties for many years...
Clarcie Faulkenberry (06/11/08)
Clarcie Faulkenberry, of Salem, Ark., daughter of the late Issac Jaccob Huett and Mary Ann McGlasson Huett, was born June 24, 1907, in Elizabeth, Ark. She died June 1, 2008, at Southfork River Therapy and Living Center in Salem, Ark. at the age of 100 years, 11 months and 8 days...
Sharon Kay Martin (06/11/08)
Sharon Kay Martin, 65, of Cabot, Ark., daughter of the late John Ulyess and Ines (Clinton) Estes, was born on Nov. 10, 1942. She died June 1, 2008, at Little Rock, Ark. She was united in marriage to Ronald Martin on March 19, 1960, at Salem, Ark. She worked as a machine operator for Tri-County Shirt Factory and as a home care aide for White River Area Agency on Aging. She and Ronald moved to Cabot, Ark. in Sept. of 2005. Kay was a member of the Cabot church of Christ...
Pendarvis -- Justice (06/11/08)
Johnny and Bonnie  Pendarvis of Hardy announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Crystal Jolene, to Nathan Edward Justice. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Gordon and JoAnne Morgan of Hardy and Margie Pendarvis and the late Josh Pendarvis of Mammoth Spring, Ark...
Carol Wagner (06/11/08)
Carol Wagner, 75, of Cherokee Village, Ark., died May 28, 2008, at the Baxter Regional Medical Center in Mountain Home, Ark. She was born Sept. 4, 1932, in Red Bud, Ill. She is survived by: her husband, William P. Wagner; her son, William T. Wagner; and her daughter, Mary K. Wagner...
Sharon Kay Martin (06/11/08)
Sharon Kay Martin, 65, of Cabot, Ark., daughter of the late John Ulyess and Ines (Clinton) Estes, was born Nov. 10, 1942. She died June 1, 2008, at Little Rock, Ark. She was united in marriage to Ronald Martin on March 19, 1960, at Salem, Ark. She worked as a machine operator for Tri-County Shirt Factory and as a home care aide for White River Area Agency on Aging. She and Ronald moved to Cabot, Ark., in September of 2005. Kay was a member of the Cabot church of Christ...
Louise Garside (06/11/08)
Louise Garside, 87, died May 7, 2008, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital in Walnut Ridge, Ark. She was born Oct. 16, 1920, at Newport, Ark., the daughter of Alfred and Louise Justus Mashburn. She lived in Williford, Ark., for many years and served on the city council for several years, for Williford...
Helga Anna Helfrich (06/11/08)
Helga Anna Helfrich, 78, of Hardy, Ark., died Monday, June 2, 2008, at her home. Helga was born in East Prussia to Emma Selma Bendig and Karl Weinstein on March 29, 1930. She met her future husband, Werner Helfrich, in the German Black Forrest refugee camp in 1950; in January 1955, Helga and Werner traveled to Canada and were married on Feb. 9, 1955. Helga and Werner along with their two children, Karen and Wilfred, moved to Michigan in 1963. Werner passed away in 1978...
Jimmie L. Stretch (06/11/08)
Jimmie L. Stretch, 86, of Cherokee Village, Ark., died May 30, 2008, at the Fulton County Hospital, in Salem, Ark. He was born in Delhi, La., the son of George and Susan Spray Stretch. Jimmie and his family have lived happily here for the last 17 years...
Betty Varnelle Wiles (06/11/08)
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. ...
Ayden Curtis Baldwin (06/11/08)
Grandma and Grandpa, Ann and Frank Kish, would like to announce the arrival of Ayden Curtis Baldwin born May 30, 2008, at 9:52 a.m., at Maury Regional Hospital in Columbia, Tenn. Ayden weighed 8 pounds, 10 ounces and was 21-1/2 inches long. Special aunts are Kimberly Baldwin, Terri Crow, Pam Flynn all of Salem, Ark., Lesley Hosford of Murfreesboro, Tenn., and a very special uncle, Curtis Hudson of Hinesville, Ga...
Ayden Curtis Baldwin (06/11/08)
Grandma and Grandpa, Ann and Frank Kish, would like to announce the arrival of Ayden Curtis Baldwin born May 30, 2008, at 9:52 a.m., at Maury Regional Hospital in Columbia, Tenn. Ayden weighed 8 pounds, 10 ounces and was 21-1/2 inches long. Special aunts are Kimberly Baldwin, Terri Crow, Pam Flynn all of Salem, Ark., Lesley Hosford of Murfreesboro, Tenn., and a very special uncle, Curtis Hudson of Hinesville, Ga...
Redus -- Sisco (06/11/08)
April Denise Redus and Adam Carl Sisco will be married June 21 at the Oak Hill Missionary Baptist Church located on FF Highway, off 160 Highway at Alton, Mo. April is the daughter of Diann and Bruce Pickett of Myrtle, Mo., and Irvin (Buster) and Carol Redus of Gatewood, Mo. Adam is the son of Dennis and Judy Sisco of Alton...
Fraley -- Russell (06/11/08)
Desha Fraley, daughter of Dana and Rolla Fraley Jr., and Allen Russell, son of Shiela and Joey Russell, wish to invite friends and family to their wedding on Saturday, June 21 at 2 p.m. at St. Paul United Methodist Church in Thayer, Mo.
Pendarvis -- Justice (06/11/08)
Johnny and Bonnie  Pendarvis of Hardy announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Crystal Jolene, to Nathan Edward Justice. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Gordon and JoAnne Morgan of Hardy and Margie Pendarvis and the late Josh Pendarvis of Mammoth Spring, Ark...
Redus -- Sisco (06/11/08)
April Denise Redus and Adam Carl Sisco will be married June 21 at the Oak Hill Missionary Baptist Church located on FF Highway, off 160 Highway at Alton, Mo. April is the daughter of Diann and Bruce Pickett of Myrtle, Mo., and Irvin (Buster) and Carol Redus of Gatewood, Mo. Adam is the son of Dennis and Judy Sisco of Alton...
Fraley -- Russell (06/11/08)
Desha Fraley, daughter of Dana and Rolla Fraley Jr., and Allen Russell, son of Shiela and Joey Russell, wish to invite friends and family to their wedding on Saturday, June 21 at 2 p.m. at St. Paul United Methodist Church in Thayer, Mo.
Pendarvis -- Justice (06/11/08)
Johnny and Bonnie  Pendarvis of Hardy announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Crystal Jolene, to Nathan Edward Justice. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Gordon and JoAnne Morgan of Hardy and Margie Pendarvis and the late Josh Pendarvis of Mammoth Spring, Ark...
Sefrens celebrate anniversary (06/11/08)
Larry and Norma Sefren celebrated their silver wedding anniversary in May. The couple was married May 21, 1983, at the St. Mary of the Mount Catholic Church in Horseshoe Bend. The couple plans to take a second honeymoon this summer upon Larry's retirement from the U.S. Army...
Runsicks to celebrate 50th wedding anniversary (06/11/08)
Gene and Sue Runsick of Ash Flat, will observe their 50th wedding anniversary June 14. Evelyn Sue Branscum and Gene Edward Runsick were married June 14, 1958, in Malaga, Wash. Gene is a retired coach and history teacher having taught at Evening Shade, Poughkeepsie and Strawberry, Ark. Sue, also retired, managed and operated the Ash Flat Mini-Mart for several years...
Sefrens celebrate anniversary (06/11/08)
Larry and Norma Sefren celebrated their silver wedding anniversary in May. The couple was married May 21, 1983, at the St. Mary of the Mount Catholic Church in Horseshoe Bend. The couple plans to take a second honeymoon this summer upon Larry's retirement from the U.S. Army...
Runsicks to celebrate 50th wedding anniversary (06/11/08)
Gene and Sue Runsick of Ash Flat, will observe their 50th wedding anniversary June 14. Evelyn Sue Branscum and Gene Edward Runsick were married June 14, 1958, in Malaga, Wash. Gene is a retired coach and history teacher having taught at Evening Shade, Poughkeepsie and Strawberry, Ark. Sue, also retired, managed and operated the Ash Flat Mini-Mart for several years...
Meth lab found on island along Spring River in SC (06/11/08)
A Williford man is no longer spending his time on an island on the Spring River. Instead, he is spending his days and nights in the Sharp County Jail. James Ray Haney, 53, of Williford was arrested May 30. He is charged with manufacture of a controlled substance, a class Y felony; possession with the intent to deliver a controlled substance, a class Y felony; use or possession with the intent to use drug paraphernalia, a class C felony; and felon in possession of a firearm, a class B felony...
Hutson, Duncan begin prison terms at MDC (06/11/08)
OREGON COUNTY -- Judge David Evans sentenced two men to the Missouri Department of Correction June 2, in Oregon County Circuit Court. Edward A. Hutson, 56, of Doniphan, Mo., was sentenced to three years in state prison on a class D felony unlawful use of a weapon charge...
Sex offender moves from Fulton to Izard County (06/11/08)
The Izard County Sheriff's Department recently distributed sex offender notification flyers to residents in the area of county roads 62 and 300, east and somewhat north of the Senior Citizens Center between Brockwell and Melbourne, that a registered sex offender had moved to that area. ...
Izard County Sheriff's Report (06/11/08)
Clayton Doyle Henderson, 26, of Horseshoe Bend was arrested June 7 on the charge of possessing illegal drugs. Henderson posted bond the following day in the amount of $1,230 and was released from the Izard County Detention Facility. Jeremy Lee Patillo, 27, of Oxford was arrested June 7 on the charge of possession of illegal drugs. Patillo posted bond the following day in the amount of $1,230 and was released from the Izard County Detention Facility...
Fulton County Sheriff's Report (06/11/08)
Alan Thiemer, 46, of Salem was arrested May 28 for public intoxication while hitchhiking on Highway 62/412. Thiemer was released on bond May 29. Theodore Shrout, 54, of Deer Run Road in Camp was arrested on May 30 for driving while intoxicated along with third degree domestic battery. Shrout was release on $1,455 bond and given a court date...
Meth lab found on island (06/11/08)
CJames Ray Haney, 53, of Williford was arrested May 30. He is charged with manufacture of a controlled substance, a class Y felony; possession with the intent to deliver a controlled substance, a class Y felony; use or possession with the intent to use drug paraphernalia, a class C felony; and felon in possession of a firearm, a class B felony...
Stroud charged with rape, sexual assault (06/11/08)
Jody Shackelford Staff Writer An apparent unsuccessful suicide attempt led to the arrest of a Cushman man on five felony charges regarding inappropriate sexual contact June 4. The investigation into Roy L. Stroud, 71, for sexual crimes was interrupted after the accused was hospitalized due to a self-inflicted gunshot wound. The investigation began May 8 after allegations were made that Stroud made inappropriate sexual contact with a 14-year-old family member...
Sex offender moves from Fulton to Izard County (06/11/08)
The Izard County Sheriff's Department recently distributed sex offender notification flyers to residents in the area of county roads 62 and 300, east and somewhat north of the Senior Citizens Center between Brockwell and Melbourne, that a registered sex offender had moved to that area. ...
Izard County Sheriff's Report (06/11/08)
Clayton Doyle Henderson, 26, of Horseshoe Bend was arrested June 7 on the charge of possessing illegal drugs. Henderson posted bond the following day in the amount of $1,230 and was released from the Izard County Detention Facility. Jeremy Lee Patillo, 27, of Oxford was arrested June 7 on the charge of possession of illegal drugs. Patillo posted bond the following day in the amount of $1,230 and was released from the Izard County Detention Facility...