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Stories from Thursday, July 3, 2008

Chamber honors the Steeds (07/03/08)
THAYER -- The Thayer Chamber of Commerce held their annual banquet June 23 at Los Potrillos Restaurant. Bob Eckman served as master of ceremonies at the banquet. Entertainment was provided by the Overbearing Band and Sons of the Silver Dollar from Branson...
July 4th ... Oregon County is the place to be (07/03/08)
AREA -- July 3 and July 4 firework activities will be held at Alton and Thayer. The Alton Lion's Club will host fireworks activities in the city of Alton July 3. According to Lion's Club member Barbara Rickert, activities will get underway at 7 p.m. at Piney Creek Park located on Highway 160 East...
Danger in the sky? (07/03/08)
AREA -- This Friday, and throughout the weekend, all around the Mammoth Spring/ Oregon County area, people will be gathering to celebrate Independence Day. Authorities around the area remind residents city and state laws should be followed. Fireworks cannot be sold in the city limits of Thayer or Alton. Fireworks can be sold in Mammoth Spring...
Dr. Arnold elected board chairman (07/03/08)
The Fulton County Hospital Board elected Dr. Griffin Arnold as the new board chairman at their June 23 meeting after former chairman Barry Aldridge stepped down after years of service to the community. Although it is the board's custom to elect the member serving the longest to replace the out-going chairman, Salem Police Chief and Fulton County Hospital Board member Al Roork had another opinion...
Ambulance receives new paging system (07/03/08)
Salem Police Chief and Fulton County Hospital Board member Al Roork addressed the board June 23 regarding concerns about the current method of dispatching the Fulton County Ambulance Service. Roork said the ambulance should be dispatched through the Fulton County Sheriff's Department and not the hospital. "The more you cut out redundancy the better," Roork said...
Missouri DOT goes green (07/03/08)
OREGON COUNTY ­-- New bins are being placed in Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) maintenence facilities and office buildings. These bins are not to collect oil, tools or any of the items one might suspect. They are recycling bins and just part of the increased focus on going green...
Spring River location (07/03/08)
Portions of the Spring River at Hardy and south of Mammoth Spring will be appearing in a movie. Zac Heath, formally of Paragould, Ark., now lives in Malibu, Calif. He is the son of Butch and Jan Heath who own Heath Funeral Home in Highland. The younger Heath has lived in California about two years. He started his own film company, Inspirational Life, two months ago...
DHS offers heat safety tips (07/03/08)
OREGON COUNTY -- As summertime has arrived in southern Missouri so has hotter temperatures. The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) reminds Missourians to take extra precautions to prevent heat-related illnesses and deaths. Last year, 34 Missourians died due to heat-related causes. Three were children younger than 5-years old, and 18 were 65 or older. Between 2000 and 2007, 194 Missourians died due to heat-related causes, none in Oregon County...
Robbery suspects caught in Violet Hill (07/03/08)
The Izard County Sheriff's Department received a BOLO (be on the lookout) Saturday, June 28 for a vehicle whose occupants had been immediately involved in an armed robbery of a Paragould drug store. The license plate number of the vehicle was provided and information was further developed that the vehicle could possibly be that of a couple living in Violet Hill...
Electric cooperatives begin makeover contest (07/03/08)
There are several home makeover shows that play out on television sets across the country, each showing a lucky homeowner returning to their once in-need abode to find a dream home in its place. The Electric Cooperatives of Arkansas and North Arkansas Electric Cooperative is sponsoring the Ultimate Energy Efficiency Home Makeover Contest, a contest that will transform a house into an energy efficient green machine...
Caterpillar (07/03/08)
Photo by Jody Shackelford Cole McNaughton, 2, and Jessica Mendez, 4, gaze with intent as they investigate a caterpillar recently.
July 4th ... Salem is the place (07/03/08)
The Salem Chamber of Commerce July 4th Fireworks In The Park celebration at the Salem City Park is right around the corner and this year will be the biggest fireworks display yet. The park is located on Highway 62/412 in Salem. According to Salem Chamber of Commerce president Greg Crews, vendors can set up anytime of the day and patrons should begin to arrive around 4 p.m. Crews said the day will be packed with fun and food while the fireworks show will start at nightfall...
Electric cooperatives begin makeover contest (07/03/08)
There are several home makeover shows that play out on television sets across the country, each showing a lucky homeowner returning to their once in-need abode to find a dream home in its place. The Electric Cooperatives of Arkansas and North Arkansas Electric Cooperative is sponsoring the Ultimate Energy Efficiency Home Makeover Contest, a contest that will transform a house into an energy efficient green machine...
Arnold named board chairman (07/03/08)
The Fulton County Hospital Board elected Dr. Griffin Arnold as the new board chairman at their June 23 meeting after former chairman Barry Aldridge stepped down after years of service to the community. Although it is the board's custom to elect the member serving the longest to replace the out-going chairman, Salem Police Chief and Fulton County Hospital Board member Al Roork had another opinion...
Danger in the sky? (07/03/08)
Memories of July 4th are often ones of childhood innocence and pride. Remembering what it was like to eat lukewarm hot dogs, running with no destination while sparklers light up the path ahead and looking up at the illuminating explosions of color at the local park. July 4th memories can serve as moments of joy in an otherwise stressful world, but some warn that negligent behavior can quickly turn joyous times into dangerous and even fatal accidents...
Semi driver cited with DWI (07/03/08)
Traffic had to be stopped on Highway 62/412 at 12:15 p.m., June 24, when Jerry M. Joiner, 48, of Paragould, who was piloting a 2001 Freightliner semi-truck 2.5 miles east of Viola, veered from the right lane and crossed the two east bound lanes, according to reports...
Ambulance receives (07/03/08)
Salem Police Chief and Fulton County Hospital Board member Al Roork addressed the board June 23 regarding concerns about the current method of dispatching the Fulton County Ambulance Service. Roork said the ambulance should be dispatched through the Fulton County Sheriff's Department and not the hospital. "The more you cut out redundancy the better," Roork said...
Sheriffs' calling for four year terms (07/03/08)
The Arkansas Sheriffs Association is calling on its members to hit the streets and collect the 78,000 needed signatures that will allow the term of office for sheriff to be extended to four-years instead of the current two-year term, but the July 7 deadline is closing in and the petition has about a third of the required signatures...
Water work (07/03/08)
Photo by Jody Shackelford Fulton County Office of Emergency Services manager Darrell Zimmer works with the city of Viola June 26 to fix a underground water pipe.
Movie shot along banks of Spring River (07/03/08)
Portions of the Spring River at Hardy and south of Mammoth Spring will be appearing in a movie. Zac Heath, formally of Paragould, Ark., now lives in Malibu, Calif. He is the son of Butch and Jan Heath who own Heath Funeral Home in Highland. The younger Heath has lived in California about two years. He started his own film company, Inspirational Life, two months ago...
Horseshoe Bend takes "giant leap" with tour event (07/03/08)
Spilling coffee on your Blackberry can't be a good thing. Especially when that Blackberry contains map directions to a place you've never been before. But that's just what happened to LPGA Legends Tour player Jan Stephenson after flying into Springfield and preparing to drive from there to Horseshoe Bend for a reception spotlighting the Horseshoe Bend Invitational Sept. 28-29...
July 4th ... Cherokee is the place (07/03/08)
Local residents wanting to celebrate our country's independence don't need to venture far. They can celebrate in Cherokee Village. The annual July 4th Fest sponsored by the Cherokee Village Business Association, is set to kick off at 7 p.m. with a boat parade. ...
City council aides shelter (07/03/08)
Cherokee Village held its monthly city council meeting June 26 with Mayor Lloyd Hefley absent due to personal reasons, and two motions were passed concerning Cherokee Village funds. One motion was unanimously agreed upon and called for the city to look into ensuring the new Spring River Animal Shelter receives electricity to its freezer so Director Shorlyn Morris can become certified to perform euthanasia. ...
Day cares lock down (07/03/08)
The recent abduction of 16-month-old Aiden Mullins from a Mountain Home child care facility, Open Arms Learning Center, may have some parents in our local area wondering how safe their children are while supervised by others. In Sharp County there are at least seven child day care facilities and 11 home-based day care facilities, all of which are subject to tight supervision according to Julie Munsell, a representative of the Arkansas Department of Human Services. ...
Danger in the sky? (07/03/08)
Memories of July 4th are often ones of childhood innocence and pride. Remembering what it was like to eat lukewarm hot dogs, running with no destination while sparklers light up the path ahead and looking up at the illuminating explosions of color at the local park. July 4th memories can serve as moments of joy in an otherwise stressful world, but some warn that negligent behavior can quickly turn joyous times into dangerous and even fatal accidents...
Stick Em' Up (07/03/08)
Sheriff Atticus Franke of Thayer makes sure everything is in order during Hardy's Homesteader Day.Photo by Chris Murphy
Electric cooperatives begin makeover contest (07/03/08)
There are several home makeover shows that play out on television sets across the country, each showing a lucky homeowner returning to their once in-need abode to find a dream home in its place. The Electric Cooperatives of Arkansas and North Arkansas Electric Cooperative is sponsoring the Ultimate Energy Efficiency Home Makeover Contest, a contest that will transform a house into an energy efficient green machine...
Hardy to appear in movie (07/03/08)
Portions of the Spring River at Hardy and south of Mammoth Spring will be appearing in a movie. Zac Heath, formally of Paragould, Ark., now lives in Malibu, Calif. He is the son of Butch and Jan Heath who own Heath Funeral Home in Highland. The younger Heath has lived in California about two years. He started his own film company, Inspirational Life, two months ago...
Fast start helps Spring River (07/03/08)
On June 19, senior softball teams from Jonesboro and Trumann came to town to do battle with the Spring River team.  In the first game, Spring River got off to a fast start but Jonesboro kept close behind. Pat "Scoop" LaFaye led the defense in stopping several Jonesboro chances. He got help from the "Tuna" on another highlight-type of double play. Jim Drozd hit a solo home run. Spring River wins 19-11...
Sports Scores & Stats (07/03/08)
Cherokee Village Men's Golf Association Both a one best ball and a Firecracker event were offered for play at the South Course on June 17. The firecracker game requires that one member of each foursome be designated to hit from the red tees and play his ball to the cup, while his partners scramble from the gold tees. ...
Melbourne takes his shot with Lindenwood (07/03/08)
Local shooter Devon Melbourne signed a letter of intent with shooting sports powerhouse, Lindenwood University, recently. Lindenwood University has five collegiate National Shooting Championships. This past April, Melbourne went to San Antonio to shoot in the Collegiate Nationals representing Ozarka College, where he was a student...
Rain postpones Bolt Classic (07/03/08)
The rains came and didn't stop June 28, washing out the Fountain Place/Tommy Bolt Classic at the Cherokee Village South Course. The event has been re-scheduled for July 12 at the South Course. The 144 player event will have a shotgun start beginning at 8 a.m. and lunch will be served to all participants following play...
Spring River Open winners announced (07/03/08)
The Spring River Area Chamber of Commerce and the Quad Cities Rotary Club of Sharp County joined forces to sponsor the Spring River Open Golf Tournament on May 17-18. There were 36 teams participating in this event held at the Cherokee Village South Golf Course. Coordinators for this event were Melissa Smith of King-Rhodes and Associates Real Estate, Joel King of Pulaski Bank and David Webb, Cherokee Village Golf Pro...
Hilton wins five-game sweeper (07/03/08)
Harrison's Jim Hilton took top honors at the Indian Hills Bowl five-game scratch sweeper event recently. Hilton took home $620 as champion after defeating North Little Rock's Mike Mowrey 202-192 in the finals. There were 31 bowlers in the event and 10 finished in the plus...
Hilton wins five-game sweeper (07/03/08)
Harrison's Jim Hilton took top honors at the Indian Hills Bowl five-game scratch sweeper event recently. Hilton took home $620 as champion after defeating North Little Rock's Mike Mowrey 202-192 in the finals. There were 31 bowlers in the event and 10 finished in the plus...
True Legend hits town (07/03/08)
You're standing over a 10-foot putt with your club championship on the line. Suddenly your knees don't feel as steady as they did just awhile back on hole 17. Come to think of it, your arms feel a bit like Jell-O now, too. So as you grit your teeth and try to pull yourself together for just a split second so you can hit that putt on 18, you think, 'Man, Tiger makes this look so easy. He never sweats.'...
Legend swings through (07/03/08)
You're standing over a 10-foot putt with your club championship on the line. Suddenly your knees don't feel as steady as they did just awhile back on hole 17. Come to think of it, your arms feel a bit like Jell-O now, too. So as you grit your teeth and try to pull yourself together for just a split second so you can hit that putt on 18, you think, 'Man, Tiger makes this look so easy. He never sweats.'...
Tourney raises money for Christian Clinic (07/03/08)
The seventh annual Mountain Home Christian Clinic Benefit Golf Tournament was held June 7-8 at Big Creek Golf and Country Club in Mountain Home. The tournament results are as follows: Championship Flight 1st: Danny Williams, Randy Costa, Randy Shirley: 122; 2nd: Dana Vaccarella, Jeremy Woodbridge, Kim Shepard: 127; 3rd: Andy Wescoat, Dennis Rogers, Mark Baker: 128; 4th: Tim Duncan, Nathan Duncan, Ryan Grathwald: 128...
Avoid ticks and tick-borne illnesses (07/03/08)
While preparing for fun in the sun this summer you also should take time to brush up on tick bite prevention. A few simple actions to discourage ticks from attaching to you will help you avoid contracting a tick-borne disease. While a feeding tick doesn't cause much discomfort and doesn't eat much, there are several reasons to be concerned if one of these small, crawly creatures gets attached to you. ...
Rain can't wash out FNBC event (07/03/08)
The First National Banking Co. (FNBC) race events set for the evening of June 28 at West Plains Motor Speedway were dampened by the torential rains of the day. But with the prediction of great weather on the next afternoon, officials opted to run the event June 29 and fans enjoyed a great afternoon of high-powered entertainment...
Tiny wasp causing brown foliage on some Missouri oaks (07/03/08)
Early summer is not a time you would expect to see trees with dead leaves, but Eastern and Central Missourians are seeing white oak leaves turn brown due to a high population of the jumping oak gall wasp. While the tiny, stingless wasps can greatly affect the appearance of white oaks, generally the insects do not cause long-term damage to the trees...
Melbourne takes his shot with Lindenwood (07/03/08)
Local shooter Devon Melbourne signed a letter of intent with shooting sports powerhouse, Lindenwood University, recently. Lindenwood University has five collegiate National Shooting Championships. This past April, Melbourne went to San Antonio to shoot in the Collegiate Nationals representing Ozarka College, where he was a student...
Rain postpones Tommy Bolt Classic (07/03/08)
The rains came and didn't stop June 28, washing out the Fountain Place/Tommy Bolt Classic at the Cherokee Village South Course. The event has been re-scheduled for July 12 at the South Course. The 144 player event will have a shotgun start beginning at 8 a.m. and lunch will be served to all participants following play...
Hilton wins five-game sweeper (07/03/08)
Harrison's Jim Hilton took top honors at the Indian Hills Bowl five-game scratch sweeper event recently. Hilton took home $620 as champion after defeating North Little Rock's Mike Mowrey 202-192 in the finals. There were 31 bowlers in the event and 10 finished in the plus...
Tourney raises money for Christian Clinic (07/03/08)
The seventh annual Mountain Home Christian Clinic Benefit Golf Tournament was held June 7-8 at Big Creek Golf and Country Club in Mountain Home. The tournament results are as follows: Championship Flight 1st: Danny Williams, Randy Costa, Randy Shirley: 122; 2nd: Dana Vaccarella, Jeremy Woodbridge, Kim Shepard: 127; 3rd: Andy Wescoat, Dennis Rogers, Mark Baker: 128; 4th: Tim Duncan, Nathan Duncan, Ryan Grathwald: 128...
Shelby Vearin Warren (07/03/08)
Shelby Vearin Warren, 81, of Raytown, Mo., son of the late Henry Shelby and late Alta Warren was born Feb. 9, 1927, in Salem, Ark. He died June 19, 2008. He was united in marriage to Ruby Mildred Watkins on June 12, 1948. He was a machinist (tool and die maker) for Progressive Mfg. Company for over 35 years retiring July 9, 1992. He continued to do contract work for Plastics Sales from 1992 to 2008. He was a member of the Grandview Church of Christ...
Gloria Tomberlin (07/03/08)
Gloria L. Tomberlin, 74, of Cherokee Village, Ark., died June 18, 2008, at her home. She was preceded in death by her husband, Donnie Tomberlin. She is survived by: daughters, Mrs. Reynee Birdsell and Rhonda Tomberlin of Cherokee Village; sisters, Yvonne Cadnea, Barbara Polak, Lela George of California and Delorse Mansse of Texas; a brother, Frank Sosa Jr. of California; three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren...
Ada Iris Colon (07/03/08)
Ada Iris Colon, 64, of West Plains, Mo., formerly of Thayer, Mo., died June 21, 2008, at West Vue Nursing Center in West  Plains. She was born June 6, 1944, in Puerto Rico, the daughter of Edelmro Cordero and Lydia Rodriguez Colon. She is survived by: her daughter, Ada (Linda) Irizarry, of West Plains; her son, Michael; several grandchildren; great-grandchildren; and two brothers, Carlos Colon, wife Aleta of Thayer, Mo., and Miguel Colon, Wichita, Kan...
Herbert Collins Shultz (07/03/08)
Herbert Collins Shultz died at his home in Pocahontas, Ark., June 2, 2008. He was born Aug. 30, 1929, in Rockford, Ill., the son of the late Joseph and Garnett Elizabeth Nash Shultz. Survivors include: a sister-in-law, Wilma Shultz of Highland; two nephews, Steve Shultz of Hooper, Utah, and K.C. Shultz of Highland; two nieces, Linda Cervo of Memphis and Jacquie Polen of Tupelo, Miss...
Thurman Burman (07/03/08)
Thurman Rosevelt Burman, 73, of Paragould, Ark., died June 20, 2008, at Arkansas Methodist Hospital in Paragould, Ark. He was retired from General Motors. He and his wife owned Burman Jewelry Store in Hardy for many years. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War...
Patsy Alice Tyner (07/03/08)
Patsy Alice Tyner of Agnos, daughter of the late Clarence J. Ashton and Winifred McCulloch Ashton, was born Dec. 20, 1908, in Whichita Falls, Texas. She died June 26, 2008, at Fulton County Hospital in Salem, Ark., at the age of 99. She was united in marriage to Marvin Louis Tyner who preceded her in death. ...
Genevia Faye Rader (07/03/08)
Genevia Faye Rader was born the daughter of Jack G. Price and Genevia Cartee Price on March 22, 1934, in Saddle, Ark., and died June 27, 2008, in Thayer, Mo. at the age of 74. She was united in marriage on March 13, 1952, in Salem, Ark., to Bill Rader...
Ella Pauline Branscum (07/03/08)
Ella Pauline (MA) Branscum, 84, of Ash Flat, Ark., daughter of the late William Albine and Flora Carlos (Bristow) Nix, was born Jan. 8, 1924, at Ash Flat, Ark. She died June 26, 2008, at the Fulton County Hospital in Salem. She was united in marriage to George Garland Branscum on Nov. 23, 1942, at Ash Flat, Ark. She worked as a cook for the Senior Citizens Center...
A.D. Pierce (07/03/08)
Atha Doyne (A.D.) Pierce was born the son of Ralph Pierce and Lula Mildred Kirby Pierce on Nov. 2, 1915, in Jonesboro, Ark., and died June 25, 2008, in West Plains, Mo. at the age of 92. He grew up in Jonesboro, Ark., and graduated from Jonesboro High School. After graduation, he went to work for the Frisco Railroad and moved to Thayer, Mo. He spent 50 years working as a conductor on freight trains between Thayer and Memphis...
Jo Ella Rackley (07/03/08)
Jo Ella (Dodson) Rackley died June 26, 2008, at her home in Alton, Mo., at the age of 77. She was born March 4, 1931, in Couch, Mo., to her parents Rev. Clarence and Berlie (Hall) Dodson. On Oct. 31, 1953, she was united in marriage to James W. Rackley in Hernando, Miss., and to this union five children were born...
Clyde George Webb (07/03/08)
Clyde George Webb, 83, of Thayer, Mo., was born April 11, 1925, in Hazelton, Kan., and died June 27, 2008, at St. John's Medical Center in Springfield, Mo. He was married May 21, 1946, to Mary Evelyn (Wiggs) Coats, who preceded him in death on Nov. 26, 2004. He was married May 17, 1975, in Walnut Ridge, Ark., to Dora Beeching, who preceded him in death Oct. 12, 1997...
Carrie Alice Pepper (07/03/08)
Carrie Alice Pepper, 95, of Mammoth Spring, Ark., was born Feb. 23, 1913, in Camp, Ark., and died June 21, 2008, at the Shady Oaks Healthcare Center, Thayer, Mo. Carrie worked at the Gooseneck Café, cleaned houses and every kind of work she could to keep her family together after her husband Phillip died in 1964. She attended the Field Creek Church where she played the piano until the spring of 2008...
Michelle Maria Becker (07/03/08)
Michelle Maria Becker, 43, of Thayer, Mo., died June 12, 2008, at her home. Survivors include: her parents, Neil and Jill McWilliams; three children, Arthur, Quinntin and Raven, all of Thayer; two sisters, Donna O'Brien of Phoenix, Ariz., Misty Potts of Chicago, Ill.; and numerous other relatives and friends...
Tony D. Henry (07/03/08)
Tony D. Henry, 49, of Rose Hill, Kan., died June 22, 2008. He was born in Big Springs, Texas, on Nov. 8, 1958, the son of Daniel Ralph and Jean Ann (McDaniel) Milligan. He worked as an auto clave operator at Boeing. On April 20, 1985, he married Cheryl Paddock in Wichita, Kan...
Ricky Don Duncan (07/03/08)
Ricky Don Duncan, 56, of Alton, Mo., was born March 19, 1952, in Cherokee, Okla., and died June 18, 2008, at the University Medical Center, Columbia, Mo. Survivors include: his parents, Don and De-De Duncan; three children, Shane, Jeanette and Johnny; two grandchildren, Hayley Marie and Garrett Holt; two sisters, Leanna Rae Williams and Donita Lynn Cochran; one brother, Lonnie Duncan; and numerous other relatives and friends...
Donald Heimberger (07/03/08)
Donald Heimberger, 58, of Cherokee Village, Ark., died June 24 at Hospice House in Mountain Home, Ark. He was employed by American Food Service and served in Vietnam with the U.S. Army. He is survived by one brother, Norman Heimberer of Cherokee Village...
Miles Melvin Clark (07/03/08)
Miles Melvin Clark was born on April 25, 1922, and died May 27, 2008, at his home in Cherokee Village, Ark., donating his body to research. He was 86. He was a World War II veteran and a retired finish carpenter; he was a member of the Ash Flat Church of Christ...
Jason Smith Vanoven (07/03/08)
Jason John Smith Vanoven, 25, of Evening Shade, Ark., died June 22, 2008, at the Baxter Regional Medical Center in Mountain Home, Ark. He was born June 9, 1983, at Phoenix, Ariz., to Danny and Alice Vanoven. He was a construction worker. Survivors include: his parents, Danny and Alice Vanoven of Evening Shade; one sister, Jessica Lynn Tillman of Norman Park, Ga.; three stepbrothers, Danny Vanoven Jr., of Saddle, Bruce Vanoven and Charles Vanoven both of Jonesboro; one stepsister, Amber Johnston of Cherokee Village; several nieces; nephews; and a host of other relatives and friends.. ...
Mary Hellerud (07/03/08)
Mary Elizabeth Hellerud, 76, of Thayer, Mo., was born March 5, 1932, in Fargo, N.D., and died June 16, 2008, at the Shady Oaks Healthcare Center, Thayer, Mo. Survivors include: three daughters, Pauline Manes and Barbara Meyer, both of Thayer, Mo., Rita Hellerud of Dover, Ark.; six grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and numerous other relatives and friends...
Eugene Boren (07/03/08)
Eugene Boren, of Alton, Mo., was born Dec. 3, 1912, at Paragould, Ark., to Needum and Viola Boren, and died June 22, 2008, at Brooke Haven Healthcare in West Plains, Mo., at the age of 97. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1928 to 1948, retiring as a Chief Petty Officer with his last duty serving as the Navy Recruiter in the Little Rock, Ark., recruiting station...
Russell Lee Ashley (07/03/08)
Russell Lee Ashley, of Viola, Ark., son of the late Harry Ashley and Julia Clark Ashley was born June 23, 1932, in Viola, Ark. He died June 23, 2008, at his home at the age of 76. He was united in marriage to Zella Winberry July 6, 1977, at Salem, Ark. He was of the Baptist faith. He spent 20 years serving his country in the United States Navy, serving during the Korean War and the Vietnam War. He was an engineer at Color Tile in Melbourne for many years...
Bobbie Don Morgan (07/03/08)
Bobbie Don Morgan, 61, a resident of Harrison, was fatally injured in an automobile accident near Omaha on June 19, 2008. He was born at Bexar, Ark., on Sept. 3, 1946, the son of Don M. Morgan and Mary Auline (Wayland) Morgan. He was the owner of Morgan Pawn, Morgan Motor Co., Morgan Payday Advance Co., and Morgan Title and Loan Co. ...
Merwin Leal Tucker (07/03/08)
Merwin Leal Tucker, 82, of Horseshoe Bend, Ark., son of the late Leal Merwin and Julie Mae (Shammo) Tucker, was born May 30, 1926, in Royal Oak, Mich. He died June 21, 2008, at his home in Horseshoe Bend. He was united in marriage to Ila Jean Sutherland Feb. 7, 1958, at Detroit, Mich. He worked in data processing for General Motors. He served as a volunteer EMS for Horseshoe Bend, was active in Muscular Dystrophy for 46 years and was a member of the Horseshoe Bend Methodist Church...
Shelby Vearin Warren (07/03/08)
Shelby Vearin Warren, 81, of Raytown, Mo., son of the late Henry Shelby and late Alta Warren was born Feb. 9, 1927, in Salem, Ark. He died June 19, 2008. He was united in marriage to Ruby Mildred Watkins on June 12, 1948. He was a machinist (tool and die maker) for Progressive Mfg. Company for over 35 years retiring July 9, 1992. He continued to do contract work for Plastics Sales from 1992 to 2008. He was a member of the Grandview Church of Christ...
Gloria Tomberlin (07/03/08)
Gloria L. Tomberlin, 74, of Cherokee Village, Ark., died June 18, 2008, at her home. She was preceded in death by her husband, Donnie Tomberlin. She is survived by: daughters, Mrs. Reynee Birdsell and Rhonda Tomberlin of Cherokee Village; sisters, Yvonne Cadnea, Barbara Polak, Lela George of California and Delorse Mansse of Texas; a brother, Frank Sosa Jr. of California; three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren...
Ada Iris Colon (07/03/08)
Ada Iris Colon, 64, of West Plains, Mo., formerly of Thayer, Mo., died June 21, 2008, at West Vue Nursing Center in West  Plains. She was born June 6, 1944, in Puerto Rico, the daughter of Edelmro Cordero and Lydia Rodriguez Colon. She is survived by: her daughter, Ada (Linda) Irizarry, of West Plains; her son, Michael; several grandchildren; great-grandchildren; and two brothers, Carlos Colon, wife Aleta of Thayer, Mo., and Miguel Colon, Wichita, Kan...
Herbert Collins Shultz (07/03/08)
Herbert Collins Shultz died at his home in Pocahontas, Ark., June 2, 2008. He was born Aug. 30, 1929, in Rockford, Ill., the son of the late Joseph and Garnett Elizabeth Nash Shultz. Survivors include: a sister-in-law, Wilma Shultz of Highland; two nephews, Steve Shultz of Hooper, Utah, and K.C. Shultz of Highland; two nieces, Linda Cervo of Memphis and Jacquie Polen of Tupelo, Miss...
Thurman Burman (07/03/08)
Thurman Rosevelt Burman, 73, of Paragould, Ark., died June 20, 2008, at Arkansas Methodist Hospital in Paragould, Ark. He was retired from General Motors. He and his wife owned Burman Jewelry Store in Hardy for many years. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War...
Patsy Alice Tyner (07/03/08)
Patsy Alice Tyner of Agnos, daughter of the late Clarence J. Ashton and Winifred McCulloch Ashton, was born Dec. 20, 1908, in Whichita Falls, Texas. She died June 26, 2008, at Fulton County Hospital in Salem, Ark., at the age of 99. She was united in marriage to Marvin Louis Tyner who preceded her in death. ...
Genevia Faye Rader (07/03/08)
Genevia Faye Rader was born the daughter of Jack G. Price and Genevia Cartee Price on March 22, 1934, in Saddle, Ark., and died June 27, 2008, in Thayer, Mo. at the age of 74. She was united in marriage on March 13, 1952, in Salem, Ark., to Bill Rader...
Ella Pauline Branscum (07/03/08)
Ella Pauline (MA) Branscum, 84, of Ash Flat, Ark., daughter of the late William Albine and Flora Carlos (Bristow) Nix, was born Jan. 8, 1924, at Ash Flat, Ark. She died June 26, 2008, at the Fulton County Hospital in Salem. She was united in marriage to George Garland Branscum on Nov. 23, 1942, at Ash Flat, Ark. She worked as a cook for the Senior Citizens Center...
A.D. Pierce (07/03/08)
Atha Doyne (A.D.) Pierce was born the son of Ralph Pierce and Lula Mildred Kirby Pierce on Nov. 2, 1915, in Jonesboro, Ark., and died June 25, 2008, in West Plains, Mo. at the age of 92. He grew up in Jonesboro, Ark., and graduated from Jonesboro High School. After graduation, he went to work for the Frisco Railroad and moved to Thayer, Mo. He spent 50 years working as a conductor on freight trains between Thayer and Memphis...
Jo Ella Rackley (07/03/08)
Jo Ella (Dodson) Rackley died June 26, 2008, at her home in Alton, Mo., at the age of 77. She was born March 4, 1931, in Couch, Mo., to her parents Rev. Clarence and Berlie (Hall) Dodson. On Oct. 31, 1953, she was united in marriage to James W. Rackley in Hernando, Miss., and to this union five children were born...
Clyde George Webb (07/03/08)
Clyde George Webb, 83, of Thayer, Mo., was born April 11, 1925, in Hazelton, Kan., and died June 27, 2008, at St. John's Medical Center in Springfield, Mo. He was married May 21, 1946, to Mary Evelyn (Wiggs) Coats, who preceded him in death on Nov. 26, 2004. He was married May 17, 1975, in Walnut Ridge, Ark., to Dora Beeching, who preceded him in death Oct. 12, 1997...
Michelle Maria Becker (07/03/08)
Michelle Maria Becker, 43, of Thayer, Mo., died June 12, 2008, at her home. Survivors include: her parents, Neil and Jill McWilliams; three children, Arthur, Quinntin and Raven, all of Thayer; two sisters, Donna O'Brien of Phoenix, Ariz., Misty Potts of Chicago, Ill.; and numerous other relatives and friends...
Carrie Alice Pepper (07/03/08)
Carrie Alice Pepper, 95, of Mammoth Spring, Ark., was born Feb. 23, 1913, in Camp, Ark., and died June 21, 2008, at the Shady Oaks Healthcare Center, Thayer, Mo. Carrie worked at the Gooseneck Café, cleaned houses and every kind of work she could to keep her family together after her husband Phillip died in 1964. She attended the Field Creek Church where she played the piano until the spring of 2008...
Tony D. Henry (07/03/08)
Tony D. Henry, 49, of Rose Hill, Kan., died June 22, 2008. He was born in Big Springs, Texas, on Nov. 8, 1958, the son of Daniel Ralph and Jean Ann (McDaniel) Milligan. He worked as an auto clave operator at Boeing. On April 20, 1985, he married Cheryl Paddock in Wichita, Kan...
Ricky Don Duncan (07/03/08)
Ricky Don Duncan, 56, of Alton, Mo., was born March 19, 1952, in Cherokee, Okla., and died June 18, 2008, at the University Medical Center, Columbia, Mo. Survivors include: his parents, Don and De-De Duncan; three children, Shane, Jeanette and Johnny; two grandchildren, Hayley Marie and Garrett Holt; two sisters, Leanna Rae Williams and Donita Lynn Cochran; one brother, Lonnie Duncan; and numerous other relatives and friends...
Donald Heimberger (07/03/08)
Donald Heimberger, 58, of Cherokee Village, Ark., died June 24 at Hospice House in Mountain Home, Ark. He was employed by American Food Service and served in Vietnam with the U.S. Army. He is survived by one brother, Norman Heimberer of Cherokee Village...
Miles Melvin Clark (07/03/08)
Miles Melvin Clark was born on April 25, 1922, and died May 27, 2008, at his home in Cherokee Village, Ark., donating his body to research. He was 86. He was a World War II veteran and a retired finish carpenter; he was a member of the Ash Flat Church of Christ...
Jason Smith Vanoven (07/03/08)
Jason John Smith Vanoven, 25, of Evening Shade, Ark., died June 22, 2008, at the Baxter Regional Medical Center in Mountain Home, Ark. He was born June 9, 1983, at Phoenix, Ariz., to Danny and Alice Vanoven. He was a construction worker. Survivors include: his parents, Danny and Alice Vanoven of Evening Shade; one sister, Jessica Lynn Tillman of Norman Park, Ga.; three stepbrothers, Danny Vanoven Jr., of Saddle, Bruce Vanoven and Charles Vanoven both of Jonesboro; one stepsister, Amber Johnston of Cherokee Village; several nieces; nephews; and a host of other relatives and friends.. ...
Mary Hellerud (07/03/08)
Mary Elizabeth Hellerud, 76, of Thayer, Mo., was born March 5, 1932, in Fargo, N.D., and died June 16, 2008, at the Shady Oaks Healthcare Center, Thayer, Mo. Survivors include: three daughters, Pauline Manes and Barbara Meyer, both of Thayer, Mo., Rita Hellerud of Dover, Ark.; six grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and numerous other relatives and friends...
Eugene Boren (07/03/08)
Eugene Boren, of Alton, Mo., was born Dec. 3, 1912, at Paragould, Ark., to Needum and Viola Boren, and died June 22, 2008, at Brooke Haven Healthcare in West Plains, Mo., at the age of 97. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1928 to 1948, retiring as a Chief Petty Officer with his last duty serving as the Navy Recruiter in the Little Rock, Ark., recruiting station...
Russell Lee Ashley (07/03/08)
Russell Lee Ashley, of Viola, Ark., son of the late Harry Ashley and Julia Clark Ashley was born June 23, 1932, in Viola, Ark. He died June 23, 2008, at his home at the age of 76. He was united in marriage to Zella Winberry July 6, 1977, at Salem, Ark. He was of the Baptist faith. He spent 20 years serving his country in the United States Navy, serving during the Korean War and the Vietnam War. He was an engineer at Color Tile in Melbourne for many years...
Bobbie Don Morgan (07/03/08)
Bobbie Don Morgan, 61, a resident of Harrison, was fatally injured in an automobile accident near Omaha on June 19, 2008. He was born at Bexar, Ark., on Sept. 3, 1946, the son of Don M. Morgan and Mary Auline (Wayland) Morgan. He was the owner of Morgan Pawn, Morgan Motor Co., Morgan Payday Advance Co., and Morgan Title and Loan Co. ...
Merwin Leal Tucker (07/03/08)
Merwin Leal Tucker, 82, of Horseshoe Bend, Ark., son of the late Leal Merwin and Julie Mae (Shammo) Tucker, was born May 30, 1926, in Royal Oak, Mich. He died June 21, 2008, at his home in Horseshoe Bend. He was united in marriage to Ila Jean Sutherland Feb. 7, 1958, at Detroit, Mich. He worked in data processing for General Motors. He served as a volunteer EMS for Horseshoe Bend, was active in Muscular Dystrophy for 46 years and was a member of the Horseshoe Bend Methodist Church...
Donald Heimberger (07/03/08)
Donald Heimberger, 58, of Cherokee Village, Ark., died June 24 at Hospice House in Mountain Home, Ark. He was employed by American Food Service and served in Vietnam with the U.S. Army. He is survived by one brother, Norman Heimberger of Cherokee Village...
Miles Melvin Clark (07/03/08)
Miles Melvin Clark was, born on April 25, 1922 and died May 27, 2008, at his home in Cherokee Village, Ark., donating his body to research. He was 86. He was a World War II veteran and a retired finish carpenter; he was a member of the Ash Flat Church of Christ...
Herbert Collins Shultz (07/03/08)
Herbert Collins Shultz died at his home in Pocahontas, Ark., June 2, 2008. He was born Aug. 30, 1929, in Rockford, Ill., the son of the late Joseph and Garnett Elizabeth Nash Shultz. Survivors include: a sister-in-law, Wilma Shultz of Highland; two nephews, Steve Shultz of Hooper, Utah, and K.C. Shultz of Highland; two nieces, Linda Cervo of Memphis and Jacquie Polen of Tupelo, Miss...
Thurman Burman (07/03/08)
Thurman Rosevelt Burman, 73, of Paragould, Ark., died June 20, 2008, at Arkansas Methodist Hospital in Paragould, Ark. He was retired from General Motors. He and his wife owned Burman Jewelry Store in Hardy for many years. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War...
Jason Smith Vanoven (07/03/08)
Jason John Smith Vanoven, 25, of Evening Shade, Ark., died June 22, 2008, at the Baxter Regional Medical Center in Mountain Home, Ark. He was born June 9, 1983, at Phoenix, Ariz., to Danny and Alice Vanoven. He was a construction worker. Survivors include: his parents, Danny and Alice Vanoven of Evening Shade; one sister, Jessica Lynn Tillman of Norman Park, Ga.; three stepbrothers, Danny Vanoven Jr., of Saddle, Bruce Vanoven and Charles Vanoven both of Jonesboro; one stepsister, Amber Johnston of Cherokee Village; several nieces; nephews; and a host of other relatives and friends.. ...
Gloria Tomberlin (07/03/08)
Gloria L. Tomberlin, 74, of Cherokee Village, Ark., died June 21, 2008, at her home. She was preceded in death by her husband, Donnie Tomberlin. She is survived by: daughters, Mrs. Reynee Birdsell and Rhonda Tomberlin of Cherokee Village; sisters, Yvonne Cadnea, Barbara Polak, Lela George of California and Delorse Mansse of Texas; a brother, Frank Sosa Jr., of California; three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren...
Merwin Leal Tucker (07/03/08)
Merwin Leal Tucker, 82, of Horseshoe Bend, Ark., son of the late Leal Merwin and Julie Mae (Shammo) Tucker, was born May 30, 1926, in Royal Oak, Mich. He died June 21, 2008, at his home in Horseshoe Bend. He was united in marriage to Ila Jean Sutherland Feb. 7, 1958, at Detroit, Mich. He worked in data processing for General Motors. He served as a volunteer EMS for Horseshoe Bend, was active in Muscular Dystrophy for 46 years and was a member of the Horseshoe Bend Methodist Church...
Ella Pauline Branscum (07/03/08)
Ella Pauline (MA) Branscum, 84, of Ash Flat, Ark., daughter of the late William Albine and Flora Carlos (Bristow) Nix, was born Jan. 8, 1924, at Ash Flat, Ark. She died June 26, 2008, at the Fulton County Hospital in Salem. She was united in marriage to George Garland Branscum on Nov. 23, 1942, at Ash Flat, Ark. She worked as a cook for the Senior Citizens Center...
Elijah Robert Griffin (07/03/08)
Benjamin Griffin of West Plains and Carrie Braswell of Alton are the parents of a baby boy, Elijah Robert Griffin. He was born at 2:23 p.m., on June 23, 2008, at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains. He weighed 7 pounds, 4 ounces and was 20 inches long. His siblings are Emily, 8; Sarah, 19; Becky, 23; and Michael, 25. Grandparents are Bonnie and Scott Braswell of Alton, Lois Crabtree of Mountain View and Edward Griffin of Bonne Terre...