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Stories from Thursday, June 19, 2008

Midway Plaza sold to city (06/19/08)
Highland hopes to use the plaza for a fire station
Sewage headed to court (06/19/08)
Some Highland Property owners may find themselves in court in the coming weeks concerning the citywide sewer system. During the June 10 Highland City Council meeting, the council voted unanimously to move forward with legal proceedings against property owners who have still not connected to the sewer system...
Storm damage money expected (06/19/08)
Sharp County is expecting more than $260,000 from the state and federal governments for storm damage to county property, Sharp County Judge Larry Brown said. At the June 9 Sharp County Quorum Court meeting, Brown told JPs the county received $35,000 from FEMA and the state for tornado damage. The county is still owed a total of $3,300 by the groups for the damage, he said...
Arkansas tomatoes are safe (06/19/08)
Although Arkansas has had two cases of salmonella linked to contaminated tomatoes, local grocery stores have made sure that the tomatoes they stock are safe for consumption. "We haven't really been affected," said Dan Seward, manager of Price Chopper in Hardy...
Motorcycle Wreck (06/19/08)
Barbara Owens, 73, of Calico Rock was injured Tuesday, June 17 when the 2001 Honda Reflex motorcycle she was a passenger on made a right turn onto Highway 62/412. According to Salem Police Chief Albert Roork, at 9:35 a.m. the motorcycle driven by Wilbert Dejean, 70, of Calico Rock was traveling north from Byron to Salem when Dejean made a right turn on Highway 62/412 and Owens overcompensated tipping the motorcycle. ...
The new road hazard ... Driving while texting (06/19/08)
It only takes a few seconds of relapsed concentration to drive completely out of a lane according to David Dinges, a scientist from Penn State in an interview on "CBS News," and those few seconds have proven to be all a driver needs to take their eyes off the road and fixate them to their mobile phones...
Shelter from the storm (06/19/08)
MYRTLE -- The Myrtle First Baptist Church will be opening their basement for people in the area to have a safe place to go when tornado and severe thunderstorm warnings have been issued by the National Weather Service for southern Oregon County and northern Randolph County, Ark...
Local businesses toss tomatoes (06/19/08)
AREA -- In the wake of a nationwide salmonella outbreak believed to be tied to eating certain types of raw red tomatoes, officials with the Federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say two cases in Missouri match the outbreak pattern. Officials with the state Health Department said both cases were in eastern Missouri...
Federal assistance available (06/19/08)
OREGON COUNTY -- Oregon County Emergency Preparedness Director Eric King said last week he had received news from the state that families, individuals and businesses in Missouri that have suffered severe storms and flooding in March have until June 26 to register for federal assistance...
Task force receives funds (06/19/08)
OREGON COUNTY -- Oregon County Sheriff Tim Ward announced last week that the South Central Drug Task Force has been awarded $204,872 to help fight the war against methamphetamine in the nine county Troop G area, excluding Carter, Reynolds and Shannon Counties...
Woman drowns in her own pool (06/19/08)
THAYER -- A Thayer woman, Michelle Becker, 43, drowned in her above ground swimming pool June 12. According to Oregon County Sheriff Tim Ward, one of Becker's children found her in the pool at 7 a.m. that morning. The Becker's live on OO Highway. He said a friend had stayed the night with her the night before and at 2 a.m. went in the house to sleep on the couch. The friend said Becker said she was not tired and stayed outside but was not in the pool...
Board members get EAST update (06/19/08)
MAMMOTH SPRING -- Mammoth Spring School Superintendent Ron Taylor gave school board members an update on the new EAST lab that will offered at the school this fall at the June 9 school board meeting. He said presently they are running computer wire in the EAST lab classroom and installing anti-static carpet. He said the equipment for the lab should start arriving next month...
Fulton County History Books have arrived (06/19/08)
It began as a humble idea inspired by the Fulton County Extension Homemakers Club in 2005, and now the Fulton County history book has come to fruition in spite of delays, complications and unforeseen challenges. The Fulton County history book was made available in May but supplies are limited. "The response to the Fulton County Arkansas History and Families book has been overwhelming," officials said...
Council hears sewer update (06/19/08)
THAYER -- Thayer Mayor Merle Williams gave city council members an update on the sewer system and waste water treatment plant at the June 10 Thayer City Council meeting. Williams said he had recently met with officials from the Missouri Department of Natural Resources (DNR). ...
Fireworks In The Park slated (06/19/08)
The Salem Chamber of Commerce Fireworks In The Park celebration will be held July 4 at the Salem City Park and this year will be the biggest fireworks display yet, Salem Chamber of Commerce president Greg Crews said. "The events will be held at the city park. ...
Faces & Places (06/19/08)
THAYER -- Bill Carpenter will be 86 in September this year. After suffering several strokes and falling and breaking his hip he now resides at Shady Oaks Healthcare in Thayer. He has been there for two years. Carpenter is well known around the area as being an ace mechanic and wrecker operator. He has lived in the Thayer area all his life...
Fireworks in the park (06/19/08)
JThe Salem Chamber of Commerce Fireworks In The Park celebration will be held July 4 at the Salem City Park and this year will be the biggest fireworks display yet, Salem Chamber of Commerce president Greg Crews said. "The events will be held at the city park. ...
The News Web site gets new look, added features (06/19/08)
A growing number of our readers never pick up the newspaper. Instead, they head to their computer and type in www.areawidenews.com to view the latest "News" in the area. The end of May, our redesigned Web pages went "live" and the result has been amazing. In the first 12 days of June, Areawide Media's Web sites had over 10,300 unique visitors and over 99,500 page views...
Pickren Hall Bridge back in service (06/19/08)
Pickren Hall Road near Viola, which has been under construction for quite sometime, is now open and ready to accept traffic over its new bridge and soon other county bridges will undergo renovations, according to officials. "This is a project we started back in January of 2005," Fulton County Judge Charles Willett said. ...
Arkansas tomatoes are safe (06/19/08)
Although Arkansas has had two cases of salmonella linked to contaminated tomatoes, local grocery stores have made sure that the tomatoes they stock are safe for consumption. "We were out for a few days but all of our tomatoes are safe to eat," Dwain Welch, manager of Miller's Supermarket in Melbourne said...
Fulton County History Books have arrived (06/19/08)
It began as a humble idea inspired by the Fulton County Extension Homemakers Club in 2005, and now the Fulton County history book has come to fruition in spite of delays, complications and unforeseen challenges. The Fulton County history book was made available in May but supplies are limited. "The response to the Fulton County Arkansas History and Families book has been overwhelming," officials said...
Church transforms nursing home (06/19/08)
CAfter sitting vacant for more than two years, the former Sharp County Nursing Home is buzzing with activity once again. After months of hard work and remodeling, Cornerstone Baptist Church has reopened the former nursing home as a independent/retirement living complex for senior citizens called Cornerstone Courts...
Montie Cudd ... on a mission across Arkansas (06/19/08)
Montie Cudd is an 83-year-old karate student, war hero, charity runner, and he has dedicated himself to one more amazing task -- he is walking 1,000 miles across the state of Arkansas, all while pulling a small covered wagon in the name of education...
Wilburn Brothers Tribute proclaimed a success (06/19/08)
The 2nd Annual Wilburn Brothers Tribute held at Loberg Park in Hardy was a major success. In addition to the city and county proclamations, Gov. Mike Beebe proclaimed the Saturday before Memorial Day to be Wilburn Brothers Day in the state of Arkansas. It was also announced that the Wilburn Brothers have been nominated for the Arkansas Entertainers Hall of Fame. (A decision on whether they will be inducted has not yet been made as of this writing.)...
Tanker spills diesel (06/19/08)
Approximately 420 gallons of off-road diesel fuel spilled from a tanker truck in a wreck on Highway 230 near Cave City June 10. According to Gene Moore, Sharp County's Office of Emergency Management coordinator, the tanker, owned by White River Petroleum of Batesville, wrecked around 9 or 9:30 a.m. at Grange Road. The driver was on his way from Jonesboro to Batesville with a full load...
Man shoots at truck (06/19/08)
A 20-year-old Poughkeepsie man is charged with committing a terroristic act after he allegedly fired shots at a passing pickup truck June 8. Waylon Moser is charged with one count of the class B felony. On June 8, Sharp County dispatch received a call reporting that a vehicle was shot while traveling on Highway 56...
Church transforms nursing home (06/19/08)
After sitting vacant for more than two years, the former Sharp County Nursing Home is buzzing with activity once again. After months of hard work and remodeling, Cornerstone Baptist Church has reopened the former nursing home as a independent/retirement living complex for senior citizens called Cornerstone Courts...
Daryle Singletary performs at 2008 NAEC annual meeting (06/19/08)
With a schedule of shows from coast to coast and new venues being tacked on at every turn, country music artist Daryle Singletary wowed a packed audience at the Salem Civic Center June 5, playing hit songs like "I Let Her Lie," "Amen Kind of Love," and "Too Much Fun," with newer songs like "That's Why I Still Sing This Way."...
Cooper ready to hit links for Harding University (06/19/08)
Former Melbourne Lady Bearkatz standout golfer Abby Cooper signed a letter of intent recently to join the Harding University women's golf team for the 2008-09 season. Cooper, a three-time All-State team member at Melbourne, averaged 84 strokes per round as a senior. In three seasons at Melbourne, Cooper twice helped her team to the Arkansas Class 2A state championship...
HORSESHOE BEND INVITATIONAL (06/19/08)
Legends, community come together for Arkansas Children's
Chance of a lifetime still available (06/19/08)
Ever dream about what it would be like to tee it up with some of the most legendary names in golf? According to Turkey Mountain Golf Pro Chuck McNeight, tournament director of the Horseshoe Bend Invitational, a few spots are still open in The Legends Tour pro-am stop scheduled for Sept. 28-29...
Frogging season set to open at sunset June 30 (06/19/08)
Monday sometimes gets a bad rap. Everyone has heard of blue Monday, the day you go back to work. But this year blue Monday has a green side. Monday, June 30 marks the opening of Missouri's frogging season. Because midnight marks the start of a new day, froggers who begin a hunt at sunset with no frogs in possession (including at home in the freezer) can take one limit of frogs before midnight, then bag another after the witching hour. ...
Buffalo River Elk Festival features permit drawing (06/19/08)
Jasper and Newton County residents are busy preparing for their annual Buffalo River Elk Festival. The festival is scheduled for June 27-28. The award-winning festival began in 1998 to celebrate the successful reintroduction of elk to Newton County and has been an annual event every year since...
Biggest threat to wildlife may be bush-hogging (06/19/08)
It's not drought conditions, it's not flooding and it's not a lack of food that kills more wildlife in Arkansas from late spring through summer in Arkansas, it's bush-hogging. Landowners hop on their tractors with bush-hog attached and start mowing to knock back vegetation in old fields, pastures and other grassy areas around their property. The impact to nesting and young-of-the-year wildlife can be deadly...
Arkansas Big Bass Bonanza set (06/19/08)
Registration is open for the 2008 Arkansas Big Bass Bonanza, the country's largest amateur big bass tournament, which will be held on the Arkansas River for the ninth consecutive year, with this year's dates June 27-29. Fishermen can register online at www.arkansasbigbass.com...
Miller wins caution-filled IMCA Modified (06/19/08)
Weekly race events drew 72 race teams to the annual South Howell County Ambulance Service sponsored program at West Plains Motor Speedway June 14. Great weather and clear skies greeted fans and racers after a round of heavy weather passed through the area the evening before...
Ladies only ride slated (06/19/08)
On June 28, Bikers United of West Plains is sponsoring a ladies only motorcycle ride. The group will meet at Country Mart parking lot in West Plains (at the junction of 63 Highway and Broadway Street). Registration will begin at 9:30 a.m. and the group will leave for the ride at 10:30 a.m...
Kayak, canoe races on tap in Calico Rock (06/19/08)
After many requests, the Calico Rock/Pineville Chamber of Commerce has added a canoe race to last year's very successful kayak race. So many people enjoyed the kayak race last year that canoers also want to get involved this year. The canoe race this year will be a trial run, just for fun, with certificates being awarded to the winners. Registration forms are available at the Chamber office. Participants must be at least 16 years old and if less than 18 years old, have parental consent...
Arkansas youth shooting championships in the book (06/19/08)
Young shooters from across the state set their sights on Lonoke June 7 for the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission's Youth Shooting Sports Program State Championship. Thirty-two teams arrived at the Remington Gun Club that morning after qualifying for the state championship through regional competitions held in May...
Peoples, Kennedy tops in Demo Derby (06/19/08)
Jeff Peeples of Mountain Home, along with co-driver Cleveland Kennedy, was the big winner at the Bishop Dozing/Hill's Auto Sales Summer Demolition Derby at the Fulton County Fairgrounds June 7. The team took home the first-place trophy and a check for $633.75...
Women's mobility-impaired hunt offered by commission partnership (06/19/08)
Hunting can be a difficult sport for able-bodied people, but for handicap hunters it's almost impossible. The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, in partnership with the White River National Refuge and the Arkansas Game and Fish Foundation, is trying to make the sport a little easier for women with disabilities...
Hadley DeShazo earns spot on Wrangler team (06/19/08)
Hadley DeShazo, an eighth-grade student at Salem Junior High School, has earned a position on the Arkansas State Wrangler Junior High Rodeo team and will be traveling with fellow teammates to Gallup, N.M., from June 30 through July 5 to compete at the fourth annual Wrangler Junior High Finals Rodeo (WJHFR)...
Sports Scores & Stats (06/19/08)
Cherokee Village Men's Golf Association The first 8 a.m. tee time of the season did not deter any CVMGA golfers on June 3 at the South Course. As a matter of fact, an above-average number showed up for the two best ball event set up by Ralph Neill. One of the notable shots of the day was Stan (The Man) Erickson's birdie on the fourth hole, which broke the tie on the card, giving his team first place in the second flight. Nice going, Stan. Other winners were:...
Spring River splits on windy day (06/19/08)
On June 5, the wind blew at over 30 mph when the Spring River senior softballers squared off against Jonesboro. This was a very close game, tied several times. In the top half of the seventh inning, Spring River scored five runs to go ahead in what looked like a win. Jonesboro, however, was not finished and hit the ball well to come up with six runs to win the game 19-18...
Memorial Service (06/19/08)
Memorial Service A memorial service for Allegra Peterson, formerly of Cherokee Village will be held Friday, June 27 at St. Michael's Catholic Church. A Rosary will begin at 10:30 a.m., followed by the memorial service at 11 a.m.
Elton Alfred Ginn (06/19/08)
Elton Alfred Ginn, 94, of Horseshoe Bend, Ark., son of the late Glenn and Lottie Mae (Rhoad) Ginn was born Sept. 6, 1913, in Appleton City, Mo. He died June 1, 2008, at the North Arkansas Life Care Center in Horseshoe Bend. He was united in marriage to Melba Lorene Leech on May 28, 1938, at Gallaton, Mo. He worked as a school teacher and was a member of the Horseshoe Bend First Baptist Church...
William Townsend Jr. (06/19/08)
William "Bill" Henry Townsend, Jr., 84, of Richmond, Ind., died June 9, 2008, at Friends Fellowship Community in Richmond, Ind. He was born Jan. 13, 1924, in Grenada, Miss., to William Henry and Selma Brooks Townsend. He served with the Navy during World War II, earning the Distinguished Flying Cross among other honors for his service aboard the carrier Randolph in the Pacific Theatre...
Donald Lee Hawkins (06/19/08)
Donald Lee Hawkins, 54, of Pocahontas, Ark., died June 8, 2008, in Tennessee. He was born Dec. 16, 1953, in Indianapolis, Ind., the son of Eugene and Carol Ruth Hawkins. He was united in marriage to Juanita Sweet on June 23, 1989, in Pocahontas. He worked for many years for the SKIL Company. He was of the Baptist faith...
Jane W. Cook (06/19/08)
Jane W. Cook, 89, of Germantown, Tenn., died June 11, 2008, at her home. She was born Sept. 3, 1918, at Walnut Ridge, Ark., the daughter of Charles C. and Zona (Hennessee) Wright. She was a member of the Eastern Star and retired co-owner of Memphis School of Commerce...
Irene Agnes Schulist (06/19/08)
Irene Agnes Schulist, 93, of Horseshoe Bend, Ark., daughter of the late Fred and Mary (Peters) Lindner, was born Sept. 20, 1914, at Town of Lake, Wis. She died June 8, 2008, at her home. She was united in marriage to Theodore Edmond Schulist on Jan. 15, 1938, at Milwaukee, Wis...
Darrel E. McCamis (06/19/08)
Darrel E. McCamis, 79, of Highland, Ark., died June 11, 2008, at his home. He was born Jan. 2, 1929, in Lebanon, Ind., son of Eldridge and Genovea (Cane) McCamis. He was married to Elsie Johnson. He worked as a supervisor for Cargill and served in the U.S. Navy in World War II. He was of the protestant faith...
James Richard Harber (06/19/08)
James Richard Harber, son of the late Kenneth Ulman Harber and Juanita Kent Smith Harber, was born Dec. 29, 1937, in Gassville, Ark. He departed this life on June 8, 2008, in Mountain Home, Ark., at the age of 70. Jim was united in marriage to Margaret Skidmore on May 12, 1957, in Pineville, Ark. To this union two daughters were born...
Jeffie Thompson (06/19/08)
Jeffie Thompson, 80, of Batesville, Ark., died June 9, 2008, at the Rolling Hills Nursing Center in Batesville. She was born Jan. 5, 1928, at Cushman, Ark., the daughter of Luther W. and Cora (Needham) Wolford. She was a homemaker and of the Baptist faith...
Anna Whiteside (06/19/08)
Anna Elizabeth Whiteside was born March 2, 1912, at Koshkonong, Mo., the daughter of the late John S. Pressley and Mary Renneker Pressley. She died June 9, 2008, at Kaufman, Texas, at the age of 96. She was united in marriage Dec. 22, 1927, in Koshkonong, Mo., to Luther J. Whiteside, who preceded her in death Jan. 4, 1997...
Memorial Service (06/19/08)
Memorial Service A memorial service for Allegra Peterson, formerly of Cherokee Village will be held Friday, June 27 at St. Michael's Catholic Church. A Rosary will begin at 10:30 a.m., followed by the memorial service at 11 a.m.
Flossie L. Cheek (06/19/08)
Flossie L. Cheek, of Salem, Ark., daughter of the late Andrew Jefferson Keeter and Mittie Stokes Keeter, was born Feb. 24, 1922, in Georges Creek, Ark. She died June 9, 2008, at Eagle Crest Nursing Home in Ash Flat at the age of 86. She was united in marriage to Arnold Cheek July 29, 1939, in Marion County, Ark. To this union, five children were born...
Jane Carol Thompson (06/19/08)
Jane Carol Thompson, 43, of Horseshoe Bend, Ark., daughter of the late Elmer Curtis and Dorothy Marie (Dunn) Thompson, was born Dec. 30, 1964, at Modesto, Calif. She died June 7, 2008, at her home. She is survived by: her step-father, Richard Neal of Horseshoe Bend; two brothers, James Thompson of Jonesboro, Ark., and Michael Spoonemore of Arizona; six sisters, Karen Ellison of Bone Gap, Ill., Judy Thompson of Los Angeles, Calif., Patty Thompson of Santa Fe, N.M., Melinda Thompson of Grand Rapids, Mich., Debbie Veal of Indianapolis, Ind., and Diana Finley of Indianapolis, Ind.; and a host of other relatives and friends.. ...
Mary Frances Chavez (06/19/08)
Mary Frances Chavez, 69, of Cave City, Ark., died June 11, 2008, at a Batesville hospital. She was born Aug. 24, 1938, to Kermit and Agness (Stout) Crow. She was a homemaker and of the Baptist faith. Survivors include: three sons, Ricky Garver of Batesville, Terry Garver and Angela Ratliff of Hardy, David Garver and wife, Carletta of Alexander; one daughter, Tonya Medlock of Batesville; one aunt, Lockie Dobson of Batesville; nine grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends.. ...
Janet Hammerich (06/19/08)
Janet Marie Hammerich, 69, of Ash Flat, Ark., died June 11, 2008, at the White River Medical Center in Batesville, Ark. She was born Oct. 24, 1938, in Morristown, N.J., the daughter of the late Glenn Hindman and Arletta (Stecker) Hindman. She was united in marriage to Walter Hammerich on Oct. ...
Lavetta Irene Wiggs (06/19/08)
Lavetta Irene Wiggs, 97, of Alton, Mo., was born June 4, 1910, at Big Apple, Mo., and died June 3, 2008, at her home. She is survived by: one son, Edwin Wiggs and wife, Nella of Alton; two daughters, Freda Dunkin and husband, Hanford of Bellflower, Mo., Ruth Berry and husband, Bill of O'Fallon, Mo.; 10 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; and numerous other relatives and friends...
Mark Alen Segraves (06/19/08)
Mark Alen Segraves, of Viola, Ark., son of Marvin Segraves and Joyce Phelps Segraves was born July 10, 1960, in Wyandotte, Mich. He died June 8, 2008, at his home in rural Fulton County, Ark., at the age of 47. He was a carpenter and was employed by various construction companies...
Memorial Service (06/19/08)
Memorial Service A memorial service for Allegra Peterson, formerly of Cherokee Village will be held Friday, June 27 at St. Michael's Catholic Church. A Rosary will begin at 10:30 a.m., followed by the memorial service at 11 a.m.
Elton Alfred Ginn (06/19/08)
Elton Alfred Ginn, 94, of Horseshoe Bend, Ark., son of the late Glenn and Lottie Mae (Rhoad) Ginn was born Sept. 6, 1913, in Appleton City, Mo. He died June 1, 2008, at the North Arkansas Life Care Center in Horseshoe Bend. He was united in marriage to Melba Lorene Leech on May 28, 1938, at Gallaton, Mo. He worked as a school teacher and was a member of the Horseshoe Bend First Baptist Church...
Darrel E. McCamis (06/19/08)
Darrel E. McCamis, 79, of Highland, Ark., died June 11, 2008, at his home. He was born Jan. 2, 1929, in Lebanon, Ind., son of Eldridge and Genovea (Cane) McCamis. He was married to Elsie Johnson. He worked as a supervisor for Cargill and served in the U.S. Navy in World War II. He was of the protestant faith...
James Richard Harber (06/19/08)
James Richard Harber, son of the late Kenneth Ulman Harber and Juanita Kent Smith Harber, was born Dec. 29, 1937, in Gassville, Ark. He departed this life on June 8, 2008, in Mountain Home, Ark., at the age of 70. Jim was united in marriage to Margaret Skidmore on May 12, 1957, in Pineville, Ark. To this union two daughters were born...
Jeffie Thompson (06/19/08)
Jeffie Thompson, 80, of Batesville, Ark., died June 9, 2008, at the Rolling Hills Nursing Center in Batesville. She was born Jan. 5, 1928, at Cushman, Ark., the daughter of Luther W. and Cora (Needham) Wolford. She was a homemaker and of the Baptist faith...
Anna Whiteside (06/19/08)
Anna Elizabeth Whiteside was born March 2, 1912, at Koshkonong, Mo., the daughter of the late John S. Pressley and Mary Renneker Pressley. She died June 9, 2008, at Kaufman, Texas, at the age of 96. She was united in marriage Dec. 22, 1927, in Koshkonong, Mo., to Luther J. Whiteside, who preceded her in death Jan. 4, 1997...
Irene Agnes Schulist (06/19/08)
Irene Agnes Schulist, 93, of Horseshoe Bend, Ark., daughter of the late Fred and Mary (Peters) Lindner, was born Sept. 20, 1914, at Town of Lake, Wis. She died June 8, 2008, at her home. She was united in marriage to Theodore Edmond Schulist on Jan. 15, 1938, at Milwaukee, Wis...
Irene Agnes Schulist (06/19/08)
Irene Agnes Schulist, 93, of Horseshoe Bend, Ark., daughter of the late Fred and Mary (Peters) Lindner, was born Sept. 20, 1914, at Town of Lake, Wis. She died June 8, 2008, at her home. She was united in marriage to Theodore Edmond Schulist on Jan. 15, 1938, at Milwaukee, Wis...
William Townsend Jr. (06/19/08)
William "Bill" Henry Townsend, Jr., 84, of Richmond, Ind., died June 9, 2008, at Friends Fellowship Community in Richmond, Ind. He was born Jan. 13, 1924, in Grenada, Miss., to William Henry and Selma Brooks Townsend. He served with the Navy during World War II, earning the Distinguished Flying Cross among other honors for his service aboard the carrier Randolph in the Pacific Theatre...
Donald Lee Hawkins (06/19/08)
Donald Lee Hawkins, 54, of Pocahontas, Ark., died June 8, 2008, in Tennessee. He was born Dec. 16, 1953, in Indianapolis, Ind., the son of Eugene and Carol Ruth Hawkins. He was united in marriage to Juanita Sweet on June 23, 1989, in Pocahontas. He worked for many years for the SKIL Company. He was of the Baptist faith...
Jane W. Cook (06/19/08)
Jane W. Cook, 89, of Germantown, Tenn., died June 11, 2008, at her home. She was born Sept. 3, 1918, at Walnut Ridge, Ark., the daughter of Charles C. and Zona (Hennessee) Wright. She was a member of the Eastern Star and retired co-owner of Memphis School of Commerce...
Flossie L. Cheek (06/19/08)
Flossie L. Cheek, of Salem, Ark., daughter of the late Andrew Jefferson Keeter and Mittie Stokes Keeter, was born Feb. 24, 1922, in Georges Creek, Ark. She died June 9, 2008, at Eagle Crest Nursing Home in Ash Flat at the age of 86. She was united in marriage to Arnold Cheek July 29, 1939, in Marion County, Ark. To this union, five children were born...
Jane Carol Thompson (06/19/08)
Jane Carol Thompson, 43, of Horseshoe Bend, Ark., daughter of the late Elmer Curtis and Dorothy Marie (Dunn) Thompson, was born Dec. 30, 1964, at Modesto, Calif. She died June 7, 2008, at her home. She is survived by: her step-father, Richard Neal of Horseshoe Bend; two brothers, James Thompson of Jonesboro, Ark., and Michael Spoonemore of Arizona; six sisters, Karen Ellison of Bone Gap, Ill., Judy Thompson of Los Angeles, Calif., Patty Thompson of Santa Fe, N.M., Melinda Thompson of Grand Rapids, Mich., Debbie Veal of Indianapolis, Ind., and Diana Finley of Indianapolis, Ind.; and a host of other relatives and friends.. ...
Mary Frances Chavez (06/19/08)
Mary Frances Chavez, 69, of Cave City, Ark., died June 11, 2008, at a Batesville hospital. She was born Aug. 24, 1938, to Kermit and Agness (Stout) Crow. She was a homemaker and of the Baptist faith. Survivors include: three sons, Ricky Garver of Batesville, Terry Garver and Angela Ratliff of Hardy, David Garver and wife, Carletta of Alexander; one daughter, Tonya Medlock of Batesville; one aunt, Lockie Dobson of Batesville; nine grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends.. ...
Janet Hammerich (06/19/08)
Janet Marie Hammerich, 69, of Ash Flat, Ark., died June 11, 2008, at the White River Medical Center in Batesville, Ark. She was born Oct. 24, 1938, in Morristown, N.J., the daughter of the late Glenn Hindman and Arletta (Stecker) Hindman. She was united in marriage to Walter Hammerich on Oct. ...
Lavetta Irene Wiggs (06/19/08)
Lavetta Irene Wiggs, 97, of Alton, Mo., was born June 4, 1910, at Big Apple, Mo., and died June 3, 2008, at her home. She is survived by: one son, Edwin Wiggs and wife, Nella of Alton; two daughters, Freda Dunkin and husband, Hanford of Bellflower, Mo., Ruth Berry and husband, Bill of O'Fallon, Mo.; 10 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; and numerous other relatives and friends...
Mark Alen Segraves (06/19/08)
Mark Alen Segraves, of Viola, Ark., son of Marvin Segraves and Joyce Phelps Segraves was born July 10, 1960, in Wyandotte, Mich. He died June 8, 2008, at his home in rural Fulton County, Ark., at the age of 47. He was a carpenter and was employed by various construction companies...
Memorial Service (06/19/08)
Memorial Service A memorial service for Allegra Peterson, formerly of Cherokee Village, will be held Friday, June 27 at St. Michael's Catholic Church. A Rosary will begin at 10:30 a.m., followed by the memorial service at 11 a.m.
Jeffie Thompson (06/19/08)
Jeffie Thompson, 80, of Batesville, Ark., died June 9, 2008, at the Rolling Hills Nursing Center in Batesville. She was born Jan. 5, 1928, at Cushman, Ark., the daughter of Luther W. and Cora (Needham) Wolford. She was a homemaker and of the Baptist faith...
Janet Hammerich (06/19/08)
Janet Marie Hammerich, 69, of Ash Flat, Ark., died June 11, 2008, at the White River Medical Center in Batesville, Ark. She was born Oct. 24, 1938, in Morristown, N.J., the daughter of the late Glenn Hindman and Arletta (Stecker) Hindman. She was united in marriage to Walter Hammerich on Oct. ...
Mary Frances Chavez (06/19/08)
Mary Frances Chavez, 69, of Cave City, Ark., died June 11, 2008, at a Batesville hospital. She was born Aug. 24, 1938, to Kermit and Agness (Stout) Crow. She was a homemaker and of the Baptist faith. Survivors include: three sons, Ricky Garver of Batesville, Terry Garver and Angela Ratliff of Hardy, David Garver and wife, Carletta of Alexander; one daughter, Tonya Medlock of Batesville; one aunt, Lockie Dobson of Batesville; nine grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends.. ...
Irene Agnes Schulist (06/19/08)
Irene Agnes Schulist, 93, of Horseshoe Bend, Ark., daughter of the late Fred and Mary (Peters) Lindner, was born Sept. 20, 1914, at Town of Lake, Wis. She died June 8, 2008, at her home. She was united in marriage to Theodore Edmond Schulist on Jan. 15, 1938, at Milwaukee, Wis...
Darrel E. McCamis (06/19/08)
Darrel E. McCamis, 79, of Highland, Ark., died June 11, 2008, at his home. He was born Jan. 2, 1929, in Lebanon, Ind., the son of Eldridge and Genovea (Cane) McCamis. He was married to Elsie Johnson. He worked as a supervisor for Cargill and served in the U.S. Navy in World War II. He was of the protestant faith...
Jane Carol Thompson (06/19/08)
Jane Carol Thompson, 43, of Horseshoe Bend, Ark., daughter of the late Elmer Curtis and Dorothy Marie (Dunn) Thompson, was born Dec. 30, 1964, at Modesto, Calif. She died June 7, 2008, at her home. She is survived by: her step-father, Richard Neal of Horseshoe Bend; two brothers, James Thompson of Jonesboro, Ark., and Michael Spoonemore of Arizona; six sisters, Karen Ellison of Bone Gap, Ill., Judy Thompson of Los Angeles, Calif., Patty Thompson of Santa Fe, N.M., Melinda Thompson of Grand Rapids, Mich., Debbie Veal of Indianapolis, Ind., and Diana Finley of Indianapolis, Ind.; and a host of other relatives and friends.. ...
Donald Lee Hawkins (06/19/08)
Donald Lee Hawkins, 54, of Pocahontas, Ark., died June 8, 2008, in Tennessee. He was born Dec. 16, 1953, in Indianapolis, Ind., the son of Eugene and Carol Ruth Hawkins. He was united in marriage to Juanita Sweet on June 23, 1989, in Pocahontas. He worked for many years for the SKIL Company. He was of the Baptist faith...
Elton Alfred Ginn (06/19/08)
Elton Alfred Ginn, 94, of Horseshoe Bend, Ark., son of the late Glenn and Lottie Mae (Rhoad) Ginn was born Sept. 6, 1913, in Appleton City, Mo. He died June 16, 2008, at the North Arkansas Life Care Center in Horseshoe Bend. He was united in marriage to Melba Lorene Leech on May 28, 1938, at Gallaton, Mo. He worked as a school teacher and was a member of the Horseshoe Bend First Baptist Church...
Jane W. Cook (06/19/08)
Jane W. Cook, 89, of Germantown, Tenn., died June 11, 2008, at her home. She was born Sept. 3, 1918, at Walnut Ridge, Ark., the son of Charles C. and Zona (Hennessee) Wright. She was a member of the Eastern Star and retired co-owner of Memphis School of Commerce. She taught Sunday school for 20 years and was a member of the Germantown Presbyterian Church...
Jordan Skyler Leffert (06/19/08)
Michael and Megan Leffert of Couch are the parents of a baby boy, Jordan Skyler. He was born at 11:10 a.m. June 10, 2008, at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains. He weighed 7 pounds, 7 ounces, and was 18-1/2 inches long. His sibling is Logan Ryan, 1. Grandparents are Ron and Rita Schneider of Couch and Kevin and Patricia Green of Versailles...
Kinsten Leigh-Ann Collins (06/19/08)
Jesse and Karen Collins of West Plains are the parents of a baby girl, Kinsten Leigh-Ann. She was born at 3:45 p.m., June 7, 2008, at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains. She weighed 9 pounds, 3-1/2 ounces and was 21 inches long. Grandparents are Judy Johnson of West Plains; and Clifford and Vonda Collins of Koshkonong and Jody and Claudia Bell of Searcy, Ark...
Chandler Zaine Busutti (06/19/08)
Carmaliena Busutti of Myrtle is the mother of a baby boy, Chandler Zaine. He was born at 6:18 a.m., June 6, 2008, at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains. He weighed 7 pounds, 7 ounces and was 20-1/2 inches long. Grandparents are Sue Ripley and Timothy Lucas both of Malden...
Jordan Raymond Wright (06/19/08)
Mr. and Mrs. Michael Raymond Wright (Desiree Jordan Busch) are pleased to announce the birth of their first child, Jordan Raymond Wright, born on May 28, 2008, at Summit Medical Center in Hermitage, Tenn. He weighed 8 pounds, 3 ounces and was 19-1/2 inches long...
Jacob Rawley Bassham (06/19/08)
Melissa Bassham and grandparents, Earl and Donna Bassham, announce the arrival of Jacob Rawley Bassham born June 6, 2008, at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains, Mo. Jacob weighed 7 pounds, 4 ounces and was 20-1/2 inches long. Great-grandparents are Helen and the late Clinton Bassham of Salem, Ark.; Zelma and the late Alfred Crumley of Cave City, Ark...
Jordan Skyler Leffert (06/19/08)
Michael and Megan Leffert of Couch are the parents of a baby boy, Jordan Skyler. He was born at 11:10 a.m. June 10, 2008, at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains. He weighed 7 pounds, 7 ounces, and was 18-1/2 inches long. His sibling is Logan Ryan, 1. Grandparents are Ron and Rita Schneider of Couch and Kevin and Patricia Green of Versailles...
Kinsten Leigh-Ann Collins (06/19/08)
Jesse and Karen Collins of West Plains are the parents of a baby girl, Kinsten Leigh-Ann. She was born at 3:45 p.m., June 7, 2008, at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains. She weighed 9 pounds, 3-1/2 ounces and was 21 inches long. Grandparents are Judy Johnson of West Plains; and Clifford and Vonda Collins of Koshkonong and Jody and Claudia Bell of Searcy, Ark...
Chandler Zaine Busutti (06/19/08)
Carmaliena Busutti of Myrtle is the mother of a baby boy, Chandler Zaine. He was born at 6:18 a.m., June 6, 2008, at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains. He weighed 7 pounds, 7 ounces and was 20-1/2 inches long. Grandparents are Sue Ripley and Timothy Lucas both of Malden...
Jordan Raymond Wright (06/19/08)
Mr. and Mrs. Michael Raymond Wright (Desiree Jordan Busch) are pleased to announce the birth of their first child, Jordan Raymond Wright, born on May 28, 2008, at Summit Medical Center in Hermitage, Tenn. He weighed 8 pounds, 3 ounces and was 19-1/2 inches long...
Jacob Rawley Bassham (06/19/08)
Melissa Bassham and grandparents, Earl and Donna Bassham, announce the arrival of Jacob Rawley Bassham born June 6, 2008, at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains, Mo. Jacob weighed 7 pounds, 4 ounces and was 20-1/2 inches long. Great-grandparents are Helen and the late Clinton Bassham of Salem, Ark.; Zelma and the late Alfred Crumley of Cave City, Ark...
Taylor -- James (06/19/08)
Mr. and Mrs. Billy Taylor of Viola would like to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Leslie Nicole Taylor, to Wesley Malcolm James, son of Stan James of Elizabeth, and Susie James of Salem. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Cecil and Ethel Morris of Gepp and Sue Deatherage of Viola. She graduated from Salem High School in 2008 and will be attending ASU Jonesboro in the fall...
Young -- Hopper (06/19/08)
Crystal Young and Calvin Hopper of Mountain View, Mo., announce their plans to be married on June 28, at 4 p.m. at the Mountain View Christian Church. The bride is the daughter of Daryl and Carolyn Young of Mountain Home, Ark., and Cherri and Butch Phipps of Mountain View, Mo., and the granddaughter of Ilene Platts of Summersville, Mo...