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Stories from Thursday, July 17, 2008

Four-lane halted (07/17/08)
OREGON COUNTY -- One of the projects the Oregon County Commission has pushed for years is making Highway 63 from West Plains to the Arkansas border a four-lane highway. Last week officials with the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT), announced there are 66 projects across the state that they see no way of funding in the next couple of decades. One of those projects is the Highway 63 four-lane project to Arkansas...
Sex offender laws enhanced (07/17/08)
MISSOURI -- Missouri Gov. Matt Blunt recently signed legislation that he says will further enhance laws to better protect Missouri children from sexual predators, especially those who use the Internet in their search for young victims. Senate Bill 714 requires registered sex offenders to register their e-mail addresses and other online identifiers to county law enforcement before using them. ...
Voters urged to make updates (07/17/08)
OREGON COUNTY -- Oregon County Clerk Gary Hensley is urging voters who may have moved or changed their names to update their voter registration soon. "This is a move that will help alleviate problems later on," he said. Election officials across the state are expecting a high voter turnout for the November election. Missouri Secretary of State Robin Carnahan said she thinks 80 percent of the voters in the state may turnout for the fall election...
Mammoth Spring Police receive grant (07/17/08)
MAMMOTH SPRING -- Mammoth Spring Mayor Jean Pace gave an update of recent grants the city has received to the city council at their regular meeting July 7. She said the Mammoth Spring Police Department recently received a grant for $4,500 to purchase rifles, heavy duty re-chargeable flashlights and security vests...
Using plastic increases gas cost? (07/17/08)
The convenience of credit/debit cards is taking an unseen toll on independent merchants and increasing what you spend on gas. White Oak Gas Station in Salem has had to re-educate their customers on their new "cash discount," according to Store Manager Deb Mefford...
New memorial for Masonics (07/17/08)
JALTON -- Alton Masonic Lodge 255 has purchased land on Highway 160, about one-half mile out of Alton to build a new lodge. According to lodge member Don Ross, the construction of the new building is to begin immediately. He said the funds to construct this facility is expected to be raised by the present members of the lodge and prior membership...
Jury scams may be back in area (07/17/08)
OREGON COUNTY -- Oregon County Circuit Clerk and Recorder of Deeds Dorothy Barton said jury scams have been around for years, but across the country there has been a resurgence in recent months. She said this is how it works. "The phone rings, you pick it up and the caller identifies himself as an officer of the court. ...
Living in the oldest home in Fulton County (07/17/08)
The release of the Fulton County History Book has brought about information unknown to many citizens for over 100 years. Within the pages lay timelines of momentous events that changed Fulton County and the lives of those living in it. Although a small picture displays a brief glance into the history of the oldest frame home in Fulton County, restorer of the home, Victor Vaughn provides an in-depth look into the history of a standing testament to the citizens, past and present, of Fulton County...
Haggard concert to benefit tornado victim (07/17/08)
The Feb. 5 tornado that tore through Arkansas brought pain, suffering, tears and months later -- Merle Haggard. After losing over $600,000 in assets, Steve Wortham of Melbourne called a poker buddy for help and like friends do, his call was answered...
The answer man: still learning, still teaching (07/17/08)
SMYNRA -- Dwight Holmes, 77, sleeps in the same bedroom he was born in the Smynra community north of Alton. His parents were John R. and Velma Muse Holmes. His dad taught school for 38 years. Holmes said before his dad's teaching career ended he had accumulated 63 college hours. Both parents ran a small general store in the Smynra community...
'A Horse is a Horse of Course of Course' (07/17/08)
Photo/Murphy Four-year-old paint horse, Cochise, spends some quality time with his owner, Steven Rose, and a coffee can full of feed at his home in Ash Flat July 13.
Using plastic increases gas cost? (07/17/08)
TThe convenience of credit/debit cards is taking an unseen toll on independent merchants and increasing what you spend on gas. White Oak Gas Station in Salem has had to re-educate their customers on their new "cash discount," according to Store Manager Deb Mefford...
New station for Oxford (07/17/08)
The Oxford Fire Department has recently finished its yearlong substation project in Brockwell and although there has yet to be a fire, area residents are already feeling the benefit in a special place -- their wallets. "I know this is going to mean a lot lower insurance premium for a lot of folks," Izard County Sheriff Tate Lawrence said at the station's opening ceremony July 7...
Ozarka expansion Ozarka expansion (07/17/08)
Contractors are putting the finishing touches on the new addition to Ozarka College's Ash Flat campus just in time for the fall semester to fire up. The college officially broke ground on the 9,200-square-foot addition Dec. 4. It is expected to be completed by the end of the month and will be open when classes start in August for the fall semester...
Southard murdered in Little Rock (07/17/08)
Jeffery Wade Southard, 34, of Little Rock, the son of Jackie and Mickey Southard of Glencoe, was found dead in his bedroom July 12, after an apparent argument with his roommate. Roommate, Donald Haire, 31, was arrested driving a white Cadillac STS less then 12 hours after Southard's body was found. A gun and drugs were also located in Haire's vehicle...
Horse at Sonic (07/17/08)
Photo by Jody Shackelford With gas prices on the rise, the drive in, has become, the ride in, as some area residents have found alternative fuels in some classic places, July 10.
Pool party to honor children (07/17/08)
Health Resources of Arkansas is hosting a pool party at the Salem City Pool July 21 in honor of children's mental well-being and Staci Ringwald, Region 7 Child and Adolescent Service System Program coordinator, said it is going to be a treat for children and parents alike...
Williford welcomes new principal (07/17/08)
With the recent loss of Glenda Causbie as the Williford Elementary principal, the Twin River School District has hired Paulette Crouthers, who will oversee both facilities, as the new K-12 principal for the Williford campus as of June 23. The change marks the second consolidation in the past four years, following the 2004 merger of the Oak Ridge Central and Williford School Districts...
Mining causes merky water (07/17/08)
Something is in the water at Calico Rock. According to the Friends of Mill and Piney Creek, the once clear recreational waterway is inundated with sand and muck, due to operations along the banks of Mill Creek on the property of George Bartmes who hopes to implement a sand mining operation...
Living in the oldest home in Fulton County (07/17/08)
The release of the Fulton County History Book has brought about information unknown to many citizens for over 100 years. Within the pages lay timelines of momentous events that changed Fulton County and the lives of those living in it. Although a small picture displays a brief glance into the history of the oldest frame home in Fulton County, restorer of the home, Victor Vaughn provides an in-depth look into the history of a standing testament to the citizens, past and present, of Fulton County...
A gardening tradition (07/17/08)
Sharp County is one of 60 counties in Arkansas fortunate enough to have an active Master Gardener Club. Although only 18 members strong as of 2008, Sharp County Master Gardeners now claim two award-winning members. Bob Niemi and Ina Gill have been honored by the University of Arkansas' division of agriculture Master Gardener Club. ...
Willett dedicates 50 years of service to hospital (07/17/08)
Evelyn Willett, 82, has been a fixture in the Salem community for over 50 years, serving the public every step of the way and helping pioneer the way for the Fulton County Hospital, past and future. Evelyn was born in Olden, Mo., in 1926, but said she grew up near West Plains...
Sewer hooked up to promote jobs (07/17/08)
The Highland City Council has agreed to connect a planned restaurant to the city sewer system in hopes of bringing in more revenue and jobs to the city. During the July 8 council meeting, Mayor Jerome Norwood suggested the council consider providing a sewer connection to Bill Johns' planned restaurant. The restaurant, once completed, will be located on Highway 62/412 near Highland Cove...
Couple rescued from Big Creek (07/17/08)
Ash Flat rescue personnel saved a local couple from the rushing waters of Big Creek after their vehicle was washed off a low water bridge July 13. Sharp County Central Dispatch notified the Ash Flat Fire Department to respond to a call of a vehicle washed off a low water bridge on Orr Avenue around 1:30 a.m. Sunday, Fire Chief Stacy Horton said...
A gardening tradition (07/17/08)
Sharp County is one of 60 counties in Arkansas fortunate enough to have an active Master Gardener Club. Although only 18 members strong as of 2008, Sharp County Master Gardeners now claim two award-winning members. Bob Niemi and Ina Gill have been honored by the University of Arkansas' division of agriculture Master Gardener Club. ...
Taylor charged with threatening alderman (07/17/08)
Highland police have charged a 20-year-old man with first degree terroristic threatening after he allegedly threatened a city alderman by phone. Austin Taylor of Highland is charged with the class D felony charge and a class A misdemeanor charge of harassing communications...
Police make drug arrests (07/17/08)
A Smithville man is in the Sharp County Jail after a state trooper found him in possession of drugs during a routine traffic stop June 25. Ronald Dean Mobley, 51, is charged with possession of a controlled substance, methamphetamine, a class C felony; use or possession with the intent to use drug paraphernalia, a class C felony; simultaneous possession of drugs and firearms, a class Y felony. He is also charged with no vehicle license and no liability insurance, both class A misdemeanors...
Driver cited in accident (07/17/08)
A driver claims wet pavement caused his one-vehicle wreck July 10 near the Hardy truck route. James Mark Ford, 39, of Jonesboro was driving a 2000 Ford pickup hauling a trailer loaded with a Bobcat south on the Highway 63 truck route around 11:40 a.m. when he lost control of the pickup and trailer causing the trailer to jack knife into the side of the pickup...
Infant screenings expanded (07/17/08)
Arkansas infants will be screened for 22 new genetic disorders thanks to the recent expansion of the state newborn screening program. Before the new regulations took effect July 1, screenings for only seven conditions were required in Arkansas. The new requirements now align with the current national recommendations...
Stolen tools recovered by police (07/17/08)
Ash Flat police charged a Hardy man with theft after police located more than $2,200 worth of tools in his possession July 9. A city resident contacted Ash Flat Police Chief Mike Zeiger July 9 and informed him that her cellular phone and car keys were taken from the hood of her car the night before. ...
Heat illness prevention tips (07/17/08)
As the sun shines and temperatures rise, it is increasingly important to know how to beat the heat. According to information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, heat-related illnesses occurs when the body cannot continue to cool itself. The body naturally cools itself by emitting sweat but in some cases sweat just isn't enough and causes the body temperature to rise rapidly in some cases. Extremely high body temperatures can cause brain damage or damage to other vital organs...
Federal Center for Disease Control warns about tick bites (07/17/08)
The Federal Center for Disease Control said Arkansas is prime territory for disease carrying arthropods such as ticks, and citizens of southeastern and southcentral United States should be aware of symptoms of the illnesses. Local health department officials warn there are several different illnesses that are caused by tick bites and although most can be easily treated once symptoms are identified, some are fatal if treatment is neglected...
'Aceing' life's challenges is just a part of the game (07/17/08)
Where the rest of the world sees a life burdened by an unfortunate disability, Victor Vaughn can only see endless opportunity. "I guess my greatest accomplishment is my children, restoring (Wildcat Hollow), and I'm proud of my business career," Vaughn said after a long deliberation on what an accomplishment was to him...
AGFC requesting final approval for second alligator hunt (07/17/08)
Last year was Arkansas' first legal alligator hunt in modern times. It created quite a stir among the state's hunting public. This year, the agency expects the same enthusiasm to surround the popular hunt. AGFC Commissioners will be presented with proposals for alligator hunting season during its July 17 meeting in Little Rock. The Commission has requested final approval from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service...
Mega Sports Camp set (07/17/08)
The Mega Sports Camp will be held July 21-23 from 6-8 p.m. at the First Church of God. The church is located on North Highway 63 in Thayer. Call 264-7486 for more information. The camp will focus on basketball and cheerleading skills. There will also be devotions and refreshments...
Huddleston All-State (07/17/08)
Bryce Huddleston, formerly of Alton High School, had quite a hardwood season at Clever High School this past winter. Huddleston was named first team All-State and Clever won third place in the state tournament. Huddleston was also selected to play in the annual Lions All-Star Game in Springfield...
Wagster hotter than a Firecracker at WPMS (07/17/08)
West Plains Motor Speedway hosted the annual Sunoco & Simons Petroleum Firecracker Weekend July 3-5, and even with the first night being rained out, it concluded right on schedule, complete with one of the biggest and most elaborate fireworks displays ever seen in the heart of the Ozarks...
Federal carp ban applies to Missouri (07/17/08)
Transporting several species of Asian carp across state lines became a federal offense last year, thanks to actions taken by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Missouri officials say the ban is a good first step toward stopping the spread of the potentially harmful exotic fish...
Golfing matriarch re-connects with LPGA legend (07/17/08)
Considering that her June 30 stop at the Cherokee Village South Golf Course marked former LPGA and current Legends Tour player Jan Stephenson's first time in Sharp County, the odds were highly unlikely that she knew any of those in attendance at a meet-and-greet in her honor...
Arkansas Lightning team qualifies for world series (07/17/08)
The Arkansas Lightning Baseball Team recently traveled to Marion, Ark., to participate in the 13AA State Tournament. The Lightning team finished runner-up in state and by doing so qualified for the 13AA World Series. The team members are: Casey York, Dillon Turner, Justice Sparks, Sterling Stowers Quentin Houghtaling, Marcus Cagle, John Turney, Dane Richardson, Ray Clark, Damian Rains and Quinton Maag...
Spring River softballers play two, win two (07/17/08)
On July 3, the Spring River senior softballers played Jonesboro in a close, low-scoring game. The score was only 2-1 going into the fourth inning. On offense, Charlie "The Tuna" hit a triple, while "Wormy" also smacked a three-bagger. Hillary Mangrum smashed a double (his grin was worth at least two Cardinal tickets)...
Golfing matriarch re-connects with LPGA legend (07/17/08)
Considering that her June 30 stop at the Cherokee Village South Golf Course marked former LPGA and current Legends Tour player Jan Stephenson's first time in Sharp County, the odds were highly unlikely that she knew any of those in attendance at a meet-and-greet in her honor...
Geraldine Elanor Robinson Sepulbda (07/17/08)
Geraldine Elanor Robinson Sepulbda, age 64, was born Oct. 2, 1943, in Detroit, Mich., and died July 11, 2008, at her home in Mammoth Spring, Ark. Survivors include: one daughter, Joyce Guzik and husband Bob; two sons, John M. Burke of Mammoth Spring, and Donald D. ...
Nellie Porterfield Cowgill Steele (07/17/08)
Nellie Porterfield Cowgill Steele, 81, of Calico Rock, Ark., died Monday, June 30, 2008, at the Hospice House of the Ozarks in Mountain Home, Ark. She was born Oct. 3, 1926, to David and Altie Porterfield. She was married to George A. Cowgill on Aug. ...
JoAnne Claire Brown (07/17/08)
JoAnne Claire Brown, 71, of Viola, Ark., daughter of the late Otto and Freida (Koenig) Poeschl, was born on Sept. 5, 1936, in Milwaukee, Wis. She died July 9, 2008, at her home at the age of 71. JoAnne spent her working years as a hairdresser. She was of the Methodist faith...
Notra Eugene Deckard (07/17/08)
Notra Eugene Deckard was born the daughter of Arthur Combs and Virginia Storms Combs on  March 24, 1921, in Couch, Mo., and died July 8, 2008, in Thayer, Mo., at the age of 87. She was united in marriage Aug. 5, 1939, in Thayer, Mo., to Gilbert Deckard...
David F. "Pug" Kunkel (07/17/08)
David F. "Pug" Kunkel, 79, of Cave City, Ark., died July 7, 2008, at his home. He was born Sept. 26, 1928, at Evening Shade, Ark., the son of John Edward and Alta Kunkel. He retired from the U.S. Army after 21 years of service, drove a school bus for the Cave City School District for 13 years and was a farmer...
Julia E. Boettger (07/17/08)
Julia E. Boettger, 92, of Cherokee Village, Ark., died July 9, 2008, at White River Medical Center in Batesville, Ark. Mrs. Boettger was homemaker and artist. She was the daughter of the late Peter Charbarneau and the late Edna (O'tonna McRill) Chamberneau...
Eva May McAnally (07/17/08)
Eva May McAnally, 82, of Cherokee Village, Ark., died July 2, 2008. She was born Sept. 14, 1925, in Hardy, Ark. Survivors include: six daughters, Sharry Richardson, Kay Hodgson, Linda Burris, Kathy Specht, Terri Zwickl and Della Harmon; 14 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren...
Helen Colleen Ball (07/17/08)
Helen Colleen Ball, 72, of Thayer, Mo., formerly of Cave City, Ark., was born Oct. 19, 1935, at San Pedro, Calif., the daughter of Carl and Dorothy (Drinkwine) Rinebarger. She died July 3, 2008, at her home. She was the retired owner of the Sugar Shack in Cave City and a member of the First Baptist Church in Evening Shade...
Byler Evan Solimine (07/17/08)
Byler Evan Solimine, infant son of Ross Solimine and Shawna Sisco of Ash Flat, Ark., died July 3, 2008, at the White River Medical Center in Batesville, Ark. He is survived by: his parents; his paternal grandparents, Sherlyn Morris and Richard Solimine; his maternal grandparents, Melissa Ingram and Matt Billingsley; and many more relatives and friends...
Shirley A. Sturgeon (07/17/08)
Shirley A. Sturgeon, 66, of Horseshoe Bend, Ark., was born Jan. 25, 1942, at St. Louis, Mo., the daughter of the late Louis William and Bernice Laura (McCauley) Holtman Jr. She died July 2, 2008, at Mountain Home, Ark. She worked as a secretary for the Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church where she was a member...
Robert E. "Bob" Bryan (07/17/08)
Robert E. "Bob" Bryan, 80, of Cherokee Village, Ark., died July 2, 2008, at his residence. He was born March 9, 1928, in St. Louis, Mo., the son of Wilbur and Josephine (Nurenburg) Bryan. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy. He was united in marriage to Geraldine Cooper in January of 1954 in St. ...
Altha Fay Frazier (07/17/08)
Altha Fay Frazier, 86, of Cave City, Ark., died July 9, 2008, at the White River Medical Center in Batesville. She was born Nov. 4, 1921, in Lebanon, Mo., the last of eight children of Jacob and Rachel Varner Detherow. She was a homemaker and a member of the First Missionary Baptist Church in Cave City...
Robert (Bob) Rogers (07/17/08)
Graveside services for Robert Dean (Bob) Rogers, 62, of West Plains, Mo., was held July 8 at the Cotton Creek Cemetery with arrangements under the direction of the Robertson-Drago Funeral Home of West Plains. He died July 5, 2008, in St. John's Regional Medical Center, Springfield, Mo. He was born Nov. 25, 1945, in Myrtle, Mo., to Shelby and Artie Mae Johnson Rogers...
Jesse J. Smith (07/17/08)
Jesse J. Smith, 78, of Highland, Ark., died July 11, 2008, at the White River Medical Center in Batesville. He was born May 3, 1930, at Highland, Ark., the son of Oscar and Cena (Ferguson) Smith. He was a U.S. Army veteran having served during the Korean Conflict. He was a business owner for many years and a farmer. He was a member of the Highland First Assembly of God Church...
Marilyn Bickel (07/17/08)
Marilyn Rose Nicodemus Bickel, 75, died July 1, 2008, at her home in Horseshoe Bend, Ark. She was born in Des Moines, Iowa, April 19, 1933, to Arthur and Sophia Nicodemus. She lived in Des Moines, Iowa, until 1988 when she retired from Federal Home Loan Bank and moved to Horseshoe Bend. After moving, she worked at city hall for many years. She was a member of Shepard of the Hills Lutheran Church, Altar Guild, LWML Guild and was a volunteer at Horseshoe Bend Library...
Earl Nelson Graham (07/17/08)
Earl Nelson Graham, son of the late Nels August and Caroline Margaret (Erickson) Graham, was born Oct. 9, 1918, at Chicago, Ill. He died July 7, 2008, at the Fulton County Hospital in Salem, Ark., at the age of 89. He was united in marriage to Jean Mary Riley on Sept. 29, 1945, at Chicago, Ill. He worked as a lineman for Southwestern Bell Telephone until retirement...
Shirley Callahan (07/17/08)
Shirley Callahan, 87, was born Sept. 24, 1920, in Jobe, Miss., the daughter of the late John Lewis O'Neal and Sarah Ada Wheeler O'Neal. She died July 9, 2008, in Thayer, Mo. She was united in marriage Jan. 27, 1939, in Alton, Mo., to Carl Callahan, who preceded her in death Dec. 3, 1988...
Joyce Ann Miller (07/17/08)
Joyce Ann Miller, 53, of Salem, Ark., daughter of Iva S. (Pitchford) Collins and the late Lemuel Davis Collins, was born Oct. 16, 1954, at Salem. She died July 5, 2008, at Ful-ton County Hospital in Salem. She spent her working years as a waitress and was of the Assembly of God faith...
Jewell (Joe) Maguffee (07/17/08)
Jewell David (Joe) Maguffee, 82, son of the late Joseph Henry and Bessie Lee (Land) Maguffee, was born Nov. 2, 1925, at Salem, Ark. He died July 7, 2008, at the Fulton County Hospital in Salem, Ark. He was united in marriage to Fern C. (Grooms) Reed on June 22, 1998, at Lake Tahoe, Nev. He worked as a sheet metal worker for Industrial Heat and Air before retirement...
Anna Marie Rhoades (07/17/08)
Anna Marie Moreland Rhoades was born Oct. 12, 1923, in Almena, Kan., the daughter of the late Lawrence Wayne Moreland and Minnie Mary Nazarenus Moreland and died July 6, 2008, in Thayer, Mo., at the age of 84. She was united in marriage on July 5, 1945, in Salem, Ark., to Hosea Rhoades...
Geraldine Elanor Robinson Sepulbda (07/17/08)
Geraldine Elanor Robinson Sepulbda, age 64, was born Oct. 2, 1943, in Detroit, Mich., and died July 11, 2008, at her home in Mammoth Spring, Ark. Survivors include: one daughter, Joyce Guzik and husband Bob; two sons, John M. Burke of Mammoth Spring, and Donald D. ...
Nellie Porterfield Cowgill Steele (07/17/08)
Nellie Porterfield Cowgill Steele, 81, of Calico Rock, Ark., died Monday, June 30, 2008, at the Hospice House of the Ozarks in Mountain Home, Ark. She was born Oct. 3, 1926, to David and Altie Porterfield. She was married to George A. Cowgill on Aug. ...
JoAnne Claire Brown (07/17/08)
JoAnne Claire Brown, 71, of Viola, Ark., daughter of the late Otto and Freida (Koenig) Poeschl, was born on Sept. 5, 1936, in Milwaukee, Wis. She died July 9, 2008, at her home at the age of 71. JoAnne spent her working years as a hairdresser. She was of the Methodist faith...
Notra Eugene Deckard (07/17/08)
Notra Eugene Deckard was born the daughter of Arthur Combs and Virginia Storms Combs on  March 24, 1921, in Couch, Mo., and died July 8, 2008, in Thayer, Mo., at the age of 87. She was united in marriage Aug. 5, 1939, in Thayer, Mo., to Gilbert Deckard...
Helen Colleen Ball (07/17/08)
Helen Colleen Ball, 72, of Thayer, Mo., formerly of Cave City, Ark., was born Oct. 19, 1935, at San Pedro, Calif., the daughter of Carl and Dorothy (Drinkwine) Rinebarger. She died July 3, 2008, at her home. She was the retired owner of the Sugar Shack in Cave City and a member of the First Baptist Church in Evening Shade...
Eva May McAnally (07/17/08)
Eva May McAnally, 82, of Cherokee Village, Ark., died July 2, 2008. She was born Sept. 14, 1925, in Hardy, Ark. Survivors include: six daughters, Sharry Richardson, Kay Hodgson, Linda Burris, Kathy Specht, Terri Zwickl and Della Harmon; 14 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren...
Julia E. Boettger (07/17/08)
Julia E. Boettger, 92, of Cherokee Village, Ark., died July 9, 2008, at White River Medical Center in Batesville, Ark. Mrs. Boettger was homemaker and artist. She was the daughter of the late Peter Charbarneau and the late Edna (O'tonna McRill) Chamberneau...
David F. "Pug" Kunkel (07/17/08)
David F. "Pug" Kunkel, 79, of Cave City, Ark., died July 7, 2008, at his home. He was born Sept. 26, 1928, at Evening Shade, Ark., the son of John Edward and Alta Kunkel. He retired from the U.S. Army after 21 years of service, drove a school bus for the Cave City School District for 13 years and was a farmer...
Jesse J. Smith (07/17/08)
Jesse J. Smith, 78, of Highland, Ark., died July 11, 2008, at the White River Medical Center in Batesville. He was born May 3, 1930, at Highland, Ark., the son of Oscar and Cena (Ferguson) Smith. He was a U.S. Army veteran having served during the Korean Conflict. He was a business owner for many years and a farmer. He was a member of the Highland First Assembly of God Church...
Robert (Bob) Rogers (07/17/08)
Graveside services for Robert Dean (Bob) Rogers, 62, of West Plains, Mo., was held July 8 at the Cotton Creek Cemetery with arrangements under the direction of the Robertson-Drago Funeral Home of West Plains. He died July 5, 2008, in St. John's Regional Medical Center, Springfield, Mo. He was born Nov. 25, 1945, in Myrtle, Mo., to Shelby and Artie Mae Johnson Rogers...
Altha Fay Frazier (07/17/08)
Altha Fay Frazier, 86, of Cave City, Ark., died July 9, 2008, at the White River Medical Center in Batesville. She was born Nov. 4, 1921, in Lebanon, Mo., the last of eight children of Jacob and Rachel Varner Detherow. She was a homemaker and a member of the First Missionary Baptist Church in Cave City...
Robert E. "Bob" Bryan (07/17/08)
Robert E. "Bob" Bryan, 80, of Cherokee Village, Ark., died July 2, 2008, at his residence. He was born March 9, 1928, in St. Louis, Mo., the son of Wilbur and Josephine (Nurenburg) Bryan. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy. He was united in marriage to Geraldine Cooper in January of 1954 in St. ...
Shirley A. Sturgeon (07/17/08)
Shirley A. Sturgeon, 66, of Horseshoe Bend, Ark., was born Jan. 25, 1942, at St. Louis, Mo., the daughter of the late Louis William and Bernice Laura (McCauley) Holtman Jr. She died July 2, 2008, at Mountain Home, Ark. She worked as a secretary for the Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church where she was a member...
Byler Evan Solimine (07/17/08)
Byler Evan Solimine, infant son of Ross Solimine and Shawna Sisco of Ash Flat, Ark., died July 3, 2008, at the White River Medical Center in Batesville, Ark. He is survived by: his parents; his paternal grandparents, Sherlyn Morris and Richard Solimine; his maternal grandparents, Melissa Ingram and Matt Billingsley; and many more relatives and friends...
Marilyn Bickel (07/17/08)
Marilyn Rose Nicodemus Bickel, 75, died July 1, 2008, at her home in Horseshoe Bend, Ark. She was born in Des Moines, Iowa, April 19, 1933, to Arthur and Sophia Nicodemus. She lived in Des Moines, Iowa, until 1988 when she retired from Federal Home Loan Bank and moved to Horseshoe Bend. After moving, she worked at city hall for many years. She was a member of Shepard of the Hills Lutheran Church, Altar Guild, LWML Guild and was a volunteer at Horseshoe Bend Library...
Earl Nelson Graham (07/17/08)
Earl Nelson Graham, son of the late Nels August and Caroline Margaret (Erickson) Graham, was born Oct. 9, 1918, at Chicago, Ill. He died July 7, 2008, at the Fulton County Hospital in Salem, Ark., at the age of 89. He was united in marriage to Jean Mary Riley on Sept. 29, 1945, at Chicago, Ill. He worked as a lineman for Southwestern Bell Telephone until retirement...
Shirley Callahan (07/17/08)
Shirley Callahan, 87, was born Sept. 24, 1920, in Jobe, Miss., the daughter of the late John Lewis O'Neal and Sarah Ada Wheeler O'Neal. She died July 9, 2008, in Thayer, Mo. She was united in marriage Jan. 27, 1939, in Alton, Mo., to Carl Callahan, who preceded her in death Dec. 3, 1988...
Joyce Ann Miller (07/17/08)
Joyce Ann Miller, 53, of Salem, Ark., daughter of Iva S. (Pitchford) Collins and the late Lemuel Davis Collins, was born Oct. 16, 1954, at Salem. She died July 5, 2008, at Ful-ton County Hospital in Salem. She spent her working years as a waitress and was of the Assembly of God faith...
Jewell (Joe) Maguffee (07/17/08)
Jewell David (Joe) Maguffee, 82, son of the late Joseph Henry and Bessie Lee (Land) Maguffee, was born Nov. 2, 1925, at Salem, Ark. He died July 7, 2008, at the Fulton County Hospital in Salem, Ark. He was united in marriage to Fern C. (Grooms) Reed on June 22, 1998, at Lake Tahoe, Nev. He worked as a sheet metal worker for Industrial Heat and Air before retirement...
Anna Marie Rhoades (07/17/08)
Anna Marie Moreland Rhoades was born Oct. 12, 1923, in Almena, Kan., the daughter of the late Lawrence Wayne Moreland and Minnie Mary Nazarenus Moreland and died July 6, 2008, in Thayer, Mo., at the age of 84. She was united in marriage on July 5, 1945, in Salem, Ark., to Hosea Rhoades...
Earl Nelson Graham (07/17/08)
Earl Nelson Graham, son of the late Nels August and Caroline Margaret (Erickson) Graham, was born Oct. 9, 1918, at Chicago, Ill. He died July 7, 2008, at the Fulton County Hospital in Salem, Ark., at the age of 89. He was united in marriage to Jean Mary Riley on Sept. 29, 1945, at Chicago, Ill. He worked as a lineman for Southwestern Bell Telephone until retirement...
Robert E. "Bob" Bryan (07/17/08)
Robert E. "Bob" Bryan, 80, of Cherokee Village, Ark., died July 2, 2008, at his residence. He was born March 9, 1928, in St. Louis, Mo., the son of Wilbur and Josephine (Nurenburg) Bryan. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy. He was united in marriage to Geraldine Cooper in January of 1954 in St. ...
Shirley A. Sturgeon (07/17/08)
Shirley A. Sturgeon, 66, of Horseshoe Bend, Ark., was born Jan. 25, 1942, at St. Louis, Mo., the daughter of the late Louis William and Bernice Laura (McCauley) Holtman Jr. She died July 2, 2008, at Mountain Home, Ark. She worked as a secretary for the Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church where she was a member...
Altha Fay Frazier (07/17/08)
Altha Fay Frazier, 86, of Cave City, Ark., died July 9, 2008, at the White River Medical Center in Batesville. She was born Nov. 4, 1921, in Lebanon, Mo., the last of eight children of Jacob and Rachel Varner Detherow. She was a homemaker and a member of the First Missionary Baptist Church in Cave City...
Julia E. Boettger (07/17/08)
Julia E. Boettger, 92, of Cherokee Village, Ark., died July 9, 2008, at White River Medical Center in Batesville, Ark. Mrs. Boettger was homemaker and artist. She was the daughter of the late Peter Charbarneau and the late Edna (O'tonna McRill) Chamberneau...
Jesse J. Smith (07/17/08)
Jesse J. Smith, 78, of Highland, Ark., died July 11, 2008, at the White River Medical Center in Batesville. He was born May 3, 1930, at Highland, Ark., the son of Oscar and Cena (Ferguson) Smith. He was a U.S. Army veteran having served during the Korean Conflict. He was a business owner for many years and a farmer. He was a member of the Highland First Assembly of God Church...
Jewell (Joe) Maguffee (07/17/08)
Jewell David (Joe) Maguffee, 82, son of the late Joseph Henry and Bessie Lee (Land) Maguffee, was born Nov. 2, 1925, at Salem, Ark. He died July 7, 2008, at the Fulton County Hospital in Salem, Ark. He was united in marriage to Fern C. (Grooms) Reed on June 22, 1998, at Lake Tahoe, Nev. He worked as a sheet metal worker for Industrial Heat and Air before retirement...
David F. "Pug" Kunkel (07/17/08)
David F. "Pug" Kunkel, 79, of Cave City, Ark., died July 7, 2008, at his home. He was born Sept. 26, 1928, at Evening Shade, Ark., the son of John Edward and Alta Kunkel. He retired from the U.S. Army after 21 years of service, drove a school bus for the Cave City School District for 13 years and was a farmer...
Eva May McAnally (07/17/08)
Eva May McAnally, 82, of Cherokee Village, Ark., died July 2, 2008. She was born Sept. 14, 1925, in Hardy, Ark. Survivors include: six daughters, Sharry Richardson, Kay Hodgson, Linda Burris, Kathy Specht, Terri Zwickl and Della Harmon; 14 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren...
Byler Evan Solimine (07/17/08)
Byler Evan Solimine, infant son of Ross Solimine and Shawna Sisco of Ash Flat, Ark., died July 3, 2008, at the White River Medical Center in Batesville, Ark. He is survived by: his parents; his paternal grandparents, Sherlyn Morris and Richard Solimine; his maternal grandparents, Melissa Ingram and Matt Billingsley; and many more relatives and friends...
Marilyn Bickel (07/17/08)
Marilyn Rose Nicodemus Bickel, 75, died July 1, 2008, at her home in Horseshoe Bend, Ark. She was born in Des Moines, Iowa, on April 19, 1933, to Arthur and Sophia Nicodemus. She lived in Des Moines, Iowa, until 1988 when she retired from Federal Home Loan Bank and moved to Horseshoe Bend. After moving, she worked at the city hall for many years. She was a member of Shepard of the Hills Lutheran Church, Altar Guild, LWML Guild and was a volunteer at the Horseshoe Bend Library...
Helen Colleen Ball (07/17/08)
Helen Colleen Ball, 72, of Thayer, Mo., formerly of Cave City, Ark., was born Oct. 19, 1935, at San Pedro, Calif., the daughter of Carl and Dorothy (Drinkwine) Rinebarger. She died July 3, 2008, at her home. She was the retired owner of the Sugar Shack in Cave City and a member of the First Baptist Church in Evening Shade...
Jackson Cole Tucker (07/17/08)
Winston and Cassandra Tucker of Alton, Mo., announce the birth of a son on June 17, 2008, at Baxter Regional Medical Center in Mountain Home, Ark. The baby has been named Jackson Cole Tucker and weighed 8 pounds, 10 ounces and was 21 inches long. Siblings are Mason, 4, and Shaylee, 1. ...
Glendon Cole Scribner (07/17/08)
Dr. and Mrs. John Scribner of Salem are pleased to announce the birth of their first child, Glendon Cole Scribner, born at 11:15 a.m. on June 11, 2008, at Ozarks Medical Center in West  Plains, Mo. He weighed 6 pounds, 15 ounces and was 20-1/2 inches long...
Glendon Cole Scribner (07/17/08)
Dr. and Mrs. John Scribner of Salem are pleased to announce the birth of their first child, Glendon Cole Scribner, born at 11:15 a.m. on June 11, 2008, at Ozarks Medical Center in West  Plains, Mo. He weighed 6 pounds, 15 ounces and was 20-1/2 inches long...
Jackson Cole Tucker (07/17/08)
Winston and Cassandra Tucker of Alton, Mo., announce the birth of a son on June 17, 2008, at Baxter Regional Medical Center in Mountain Home, Ark. The baby has been named Jackson Cole Tucker and weighed 8 pounds, 10 ounces and was 21 inches long. Siblings are Mason, 4, and Shaylee, 1. ...
Whittenburg -- Carpenter (07/17/08)
The final wedding plans for Amy Michelle Whittenburg and Cole Carpenter of Fayetteville have been completed. The wedding will take place on Saturday, July 26 at Atkins First Assembly of God Church at 5 p.m. with a reception to follow at the Galla Creek Country Club in Pottsville...
Stevenson -- Mathis (07/17/08)
Brian Lee Mathis and Dr. Jill Dorothy Stevenson were married June 21, in Hardin, Mont., at the Historic German Evangelical Church. A reception followed at the Hardin Country Club. Brian is the son of Sharron Mathis of Cherokee Village and the late William Mathis...