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Stories from Thursday, July 24, 2008

Open house brings the community together (07/24/08)
Minutes before those in attendance heard the faint sound of an ambulance's siren, Fulton County Hospital's Chief of Staff Dr. Griffin Arnold rose and quickly made his way through the crowd to the emergency room. This action was a reminder that even during a time of celebration, the hospital's first priority is caring for the residents of the tri-county area...
Open house brings the community together (07/24/08)
Minutes before those in attendance heard the faint sound of an ambulance's siren, Fulton County Hospital's Chief of Staff Dr. Griffin Arnold rose and quickly made his way through the crowd to the emergency room. This action was a reminder that even during a time of celebration, the hospital's first priority is caring for the residents of the tri-county area...
Missouri primary nears (07/24/08)
OREGON COUNTY -- The Missouri Primary Election will be held Aug. 5. In Oregon County two local races have developed, the sheriff's position and the northern district commissioner's seat. Oregon County Sheriff Tim Ward has filed for re-election. He will face George Underwood and J. Stacey Hainey. All three have filed as Democrats...
School zone signs to flash (07/24/08)
THAYER -- Thayer School Superintendent Rod Priest said last week school maintenance workers installed two new school zone flashers. "Both flashers are on Highway 142 east. The first one is in front of Bobcat Station and the other one will be seen by those coming from the west on Highway 142 just before the high school," he said...
Registration begins at schools (07/24/08)
AREA -- Schools across the area will start next month. The following is information provided by Alton, Thayer, Mammoth Spring and Couch school districts. Alton -- Classes at the Alton R-IV School District will begin Aug. 13. Classes will start at 8:20 a.m. and dismiss at 3:05 p.m. Classes at the high school will begin at 8:25 a.m. and dismiss at 3:10 p.m...
Four Lane Work (07/24/08)
The Missouri Department of Transportation has started work on the passing lane project on Highway 63 between Thayer and West Plains. The project was awarded to Chester Bross Construction of Hannibal, Mo. Jeff Crooks is shown as he begins work on one of the passing lanes. Photo by Jan Thompson...
Church celebrates 125th anniversary (07/24/08)
Jan Thompson Staff Writer OREGON COUNTY -- The Rose Hill Baptist Church will hold their 125th year anniversary celebration Aug. 10 at the church located on County Road 249, just off Highway 142 East. Morgan Woodard, a May 2008 graduate of Truett Seminary in Waco, Texas, and Scott Hunnicutt, who will graduate from Golden Gate Seminary in San Francisco, Calif., will be delivering sermons at the 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. services...
Property adjustments may increase taxes (07/24/08)
A five-year property adjustment was recently completed and some Fulton County property owners may find bittersweet results with numbers showing higher property values but also higher property taxes. "We just finished up a five year reappraisal in the county and by law we have to adjust everything to market value," Dewayne Mack, president of Mack-Reynolds Appraisal Company, said...
Students attend ACT classes (07/24/08)
For the second summer, juniors and seniors at Mammoth Spring High School have been offered the opportunity to take a 20-day American College Test (ACT) course at the school. The course is being taught by Mark Taylor and Rose Estes. "Last year we had eight students participate in the course, this year we have 14 juniors and seniors," Taylor said...
Millage increase to affect property (07/24/08)
MAMMOTH SPRING -- The Mammoth Spring School Board met in regular session July 14 at the school. Superintendent of Schools Ron Taylor presented school board members with some information regarding the five mill increase the board voted to place on the Sept. 16, election ballot...
2008 Izard County Farm Family -- The Harber Family (07/24/08)
'We farm because we love it' Farming tradition continues
Heart Bridge next in line (07/24/08)
The Heart Bridge, which was damaged in the March flood, has been lined up for repair at nearly half the state projected cost estimate after a bid review at the June 14 Fulton County Quorum Court meeting. "We have had this advertised for two weeks in the Arkansas Democrat Gazette and Areawide Media. ...
New property adjustments may increase taxes for some (07/24/08)
A five-year property adjustment was recently completed and some Fulton County property owners may find bittersweet results with numbers showing higher property values but also higher property taxes. "We just finished up a five year reappraisal in the county and by law we have to adjust everything to market value," Dewayne Mack, president of Mack-Reynolds Appraisal Company, said...
Bridge Work (07/24/08)
The Bear Creek bridge on Highway 223 South near Viola nears completion July 17 after massive flooding caused extensive damage March 18. Photo by Jody Shackelford
City deer hunt considered for Horseshoe Bend city limits (07/24/08)
Horseshoe Bend, known for its water sports, golfing and general recreation opportunities, may be adding in-city deer hunting to the list of available activities after the November election, according to Horseshoe Bend Mayor Bob Barnes. "I have had a lot of people that have contacted me for the last year or so concerned about the population of the deer, how thick they are getting and the danger to people driving up and down the road," Barnes said...
School board elections slated (07/24/08)
The 2008 Fulton and Izard County school board elections will be held Sept. 16 and early voting begins Sept. 9 for all school board elections across the state. In Fulton County, the Salem School district has Barry Abney running unopposed while in the Viola School Board race Max Ray Shrable will face Jenni Luther for the position. Mammoth Spring also has a race between Shelia F. Young and Clint Collins...
Master Gardeners add charm to hospital (07/24/08)
The Fulton County Master Gardeners have been working with Fulton County Hospital to match the beauty of the new structure with the beauty of the grounds; saving the hospital nearly $100,000 in much-needed funds. "Angela Richmond, administrator for the Fulton County Hospital, got in touch with Gail Plumlee to see if the Fulton County Master Gardeners would be interested in doing the landscape around the hospital," Becci Bartz, president of the Fulton County Master Gardeners said...
Haggard concert to benefit tornado victim (07/24/08)
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...
Innovative new advertising process is introduced (07/24/08)
The world and its industries are ever changing but it is not everyday an entire new form of media is established. Michael Willett, who grew up in Salem, is on the forefront of a new technology that brings advertising into a whole new arena. Flogos, a play on floating logos, is a new technology that takes logos and shapes and puts them in the sky in the form of big white fluffy clouds...
Preventive measures help to avoid West Nile virus (07/24/08)
There has been two confirmed human cases of West Nile virus in Arkansas in 2008, according to the Arkansas Department of Health (ADH). The 2008 cases have emanated from the center of the state but the viruses are located through out the state, authorities said...
Payday lenders refuse to shut down (07/24/08)
Shut down or we will shut you down - with a law suit, was the cry of Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel in early 2008, but as of July 16 one out of every three lenders are still in operation and working to avoid state regulations, according to the Arkansas State Attorney General's Office...
Golf carts may take to the streets (07/24/08)
JHorseshoe Bend may soon have more drivers on its city streets but that does not mean more cars, according to Horseshoe Bend Mayor Bob Barnes, who is in support of a new city ordinance allowing golf carts to drive the roads. Barnes said he was once very opposed to the idea but due to new economic issues and an improved plan to implement such a resolution, he said he has warmed up to the idea...
Sheriff's petition fails (07/24/08)
A proposal to increase the term of office for Arkansas sheriffs from two years to four years will not reach the ballot after the statewide petition failed to reach the 77,468 signature mark, falling short by nearly half, according to the Arkansas Sheriffs Association...
New taxi-way now underway (07/24/08)
Plans for a $3.5 million parallel taxi-way at the Sharp County Regional Airport Authority, and the economic benefits it will bring with it, are now underway. According to Gary Harris, chairman of the Sharp County Regional Airport Commission, the $3.5 million will be building much more than a runway...
Crime increases (07/24/08)
The police report at the July 17 Cherokee Village City Council meeting displayed a 42 percent increase in crime in the last three months. In June 2008, there were 37 theft of property crimes compared to only 13 two months earlier in April of 2008. During June 2006, there were 21 crimes, and only 22 during June of 2007. Although the statistics show an increase in theft during summer months, an increase from year to year had the Cherokee Village City Council asking what the problem was...
Sharp County chosen for economic development project (07/24/08)
Sharp County has been selected to take part in a county-led and county-wide economic development project, Judge Larry Brown announced at the July 14 meeting of the Sharp County Quorum Court. The project is sponsored by Arkansas State University College of Business and the Delta Center for Economic Development in partnership with the Electric Cooperatives of Arkansas and is known as the "Powering Rural Development" project. ...
Hippotherapy (07/24/08)
Photo/Baker Jackson Davis, 5, who suffers from autism sits atop a horse during "hippotherapy" (hippos meaning horse in Greek) at the residence of Alicia and Clint McBryde in Ash Flat. The week-long camp has been offering the horse-riding therapy for three years and became a non-profit organization as of this year. "They connect with the animals in a way that I don't think we can understand," Alicia said...
Main Street Hardy receives grants (07/24/08)
Main Street Hardy has been awarded over $12,800 to help with the restoring and maintaining of Hardy's Main Street buildings. Much of Hardy's vitality seems to be based on the existence of Hardy's tourism and historic richness, both of which are centered around Hardy's Main Street economy...
Archer to change plea (07/24/08)
Kirby Archer of Strawberry is expected to plead guilty to the murder of four people on Florida waters, 10 months after the horrific incident. Archer, 36, who was charged in Florida, has maintained his innocence regarding these charges but has been scheduled for a hearing where he could plead guilty in front of a federal judge. The hearing is scheduled for July 28...
Flooding cleanup continues at Youth Ranch (07/24/08)
Along the Spring River near Hardy, is Bigger's Bluff. It has long been a scenic attraction because of its beautiful view of Spring River. It also overlooks the Arkansas Sheriffs Youth Ranches. "It is appropriate that the Youth Ranch sets on the most beautiful spot on the river," says Paul Swymn, house parent at the campus, "after all, we want the ranch to be a place where children will experience some of their fondest memories."...
Shooting Stars earn awards at camp (07/24/08)
Eleven out of 21 members of the Shooting Stars from Gina's Gymnastics recently attended an NCA Summer Camp at West Plains Middle School. Founded in 1948 by L.R. Herkimer, the NCA/NDA hosts camps, championships and events for 150,000 cheerleaders and dancers each year...
Tests show Missouri still CWD-free (07/24/08)
Renewed testing for chronic wasting disease (CWD) in 2007 turned up no evidence of the disease, but the Missouri Department of Conservation says it will continue stepped-up monitoring for two more years. CWD is a degenerative neurological malady that affects the deer family but has not been found to afflict any other animals...
New Web site focuses on tree-stand safety (07/24/08)
Deer hunters who use tree-stands can reduce their chances of life-threatening falls by spending 15 minutes taking an online safety course offered by the Treestand Manufacturers Association. Statistics on tree-stand accidents are hard to find. Missouri, like many states, only tracks firearms-related deer hunting accidents...
Mighty Mite camp slated for football, cheerleaders at Greyhound Stadium (07/24/08)
The Salem Mighty Mite Football Association will be hosting its annual football/cheerleading registration and camp on Aug. 2 at Greyhound Stadium on the Salem High School campus. Registration will be at 9 a.m., lunch will be from noon until 1 p.m., and the day will conclude at 4 p.m...
Bolt Classic overcomes weather delay, Trumann team comes out on top (07/24/08)
Following a rainout on June 28, the fifth annual Fountain Place/Tommy Bolt Classic was played July 12 at the Cherokee Village South Course. A shrinkage in teams was expected due to the weather delay, but nevertheless, 27 teams enjoyed a beautiful day for golf, with some competitors coming from as far away as Wyoming...
Canoe race to stop in Calico Rock (07/24/08)
Again this year, Calico Rock will be the site of team changes for the National Invitational Venturing/BSA White River Canoe Race. This year as many as 200 entrants are expected. The team changing itself has become one of the most enjoyable events for Calico Rock residents, as well as tourists...
Eagan to tee off in Optimist Tourney (07/24/08)
Tommy Eagan Jr. of Cherokee Village, is scheduled to compete in this year's Optimist International Junior Golf Championships at PGA National Resort & Spa in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. Eagan will compete in the boys' 14- to 15-year-old division July 26-28...
Sports Scores & Stats (07/24/08)
Cherokee Village Men's Golf Association Combine a scramble with a one best ball and it's called a shamble. That's the game Ralph Neill set up at the South Course on July 8. The shamble requires each golfer to play his own ball on the par-3 holes. On the par-4 holes, each member drives and then plays his own ball from the one best drive. ...
Canoe race to stop in Calico Rock (07/24/08)
Again this year, Calico Rock will be the site of team changes for the National Invitational Venturing/BSA White River Canoe Race. This year as many as 200 entrants are expected. The team changing itself has become one of the most enjoyable events for Calico Rock residents, as well as tourists. ...
Bolt Classic overcomes weather delay, Trumann team comes out on top (07/24/08)
Following a rainout on June 28, the fifth annual Fountain Place/Tommy Bolt Classic was played July 12 at the Cherokee Village South Course. A shrinkage in teams was expected due to the weather delay, but nevertheless, 27 teams enjoyed a beautiful day for golf, with some competitors coming from as far away as Wyoming...
Eagan to tee off in Optimist Tourney (07/24/08)
Tommy Eagan Jr. of Cherokee Village, is scheduled to compete in this year's Optimist International Junior Golf Championships at PGA National Resort & Spa in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. Eagan will compete in the boys' 14- to 15-year-old division July 26-28...
Jeffery Wade Southard (07/24/08)
Jeffery Wade Southard, 34, of Little Rock, Ark., son of Jackie Wade Southard and Pamela Sue (Covington) Shadell, was born on Sept. 20, 1973, at Salem, Ark. He died July 12, 2008, at Little Rock, Ark. He worked as a general contractor. He is survived by: his parents, Jackie and Mickey Southard of Glencoe, Ark., and Pamela and Joe Shadell of North Little Rock, Ark.; step-brother, Joey Shadell of Little Rock, Ark.; step-sister, Shannon Cullins of Little Rock; paternal grandmother, Cleta Southard-Kent of Salem, Ark.; uncle, Bob Southard and wife Cynthia and son Brent of Camp, Ark.; aunt, Dara Gaye Southard of Conway, Ark.; cousin, Jamie Beth Wilmeth and husband Zac; and Kennedy Elizabeth Wilmeth all of Conway, Ark.; and a host of other relatives and friends.. ...
John Malcolm Miller Jr. (07/24/08)
John Malcolm Miller Jr., 70, son of the late John Malcolm and Kathryn Ruth (Wilenzick) Miller Sr., was born Jan. 26, 1938 in New York, N.Y. He died July 17, 2008, at Little Rock, Ark. John was united in marriage to Deanna Elizabeth Dodge on June 28, 1958, in New York, N.Y. He spent his working years as a real estate broker and later as Golf Course Superintendent for the city of Little Rock for 15 years, retiring in 2000...
Billy Gene Revelle (07/24/08)
Billy Gene Revelle was born the son of Raymond Revelle and Norma Collins Revelle on Sept. 13, 1936, in Advance, Mo., and died July 11 2008, in West Plains, Mo., at the age of 71. He was united in marriage on Oct. 20, 1956, in Granite City, Ill., to Imogene Hurtt...
Donald DeLain Cline (07/24/08)
Donald DeLain Cline, 70, was born March 17, 1938, in Winona, Mo., the son of the late Elibus Wilson Cline and Reva Lena Allmon Cline. He died July 15, 2008, in Thayer, Mo. He was a retired veteran, proudly serving his country in the United States Navy as an aircraft mechanic. He was a lifetime member of the Thayer American Legion Post #344 and was a member of the  National Rifleman's Association...
John F. Secrest (07/24/08)
John F. Secrest Jr., 80, of Ash Fat, Ark., son of the late John F. and Nellie Virginia (Gasket) Secrest, was born on July 13, 1928, at Rondo, Ark. He died July 16, 2008, at the Fulton County Hospital in Salem, Ark. He spent his working years as a core maker for a steel company...
Clara Stone Luhr (07/24/08)
Clara Stone (Axford) Luhr, 89, of Cherokee Village, Ark., died July 14, 2008, at her home. Clara was retired from White Sewing Machine Company where she worked in sales. She was a member of First Methodist Church of Cherokee Village. She is survived by: two grandsons, Carl and Kevin Luhr of Stafford, Va.; and a nephew...
Jewell (Bailey) Wood (07/24/08)
Jewell (Bailey) Wood, 98, of Salem, Ark., daughter of the late DeWitt Emanuel and Rhoda Ellen (Whittenburg) Bailey, was born on March 9, 1910, at Warm Springs, Ark. She died July 18, 2008, at Salem, Ark. Jewell was united in marriage to Oral Albert (Slim) Wood, on June 15, 1935, at Salem, Ark...
Donald Hugh Simpson (07/24/08)
Donald Hugh Simpson, 73, was born Feb. 24, 1935, in Alton, Mo., and died July 17, 2008, at his home in Alton, Mo. He was a former teacher and county commissioner, ran a hardware store and operated the Alton License Bureau for many years. Survivors include: one son, Bruce Simpson of Alton; three sisters-in-law, Irene Chronister and husband Leroy, Wilma Dotson and Anna Jean Andrews; and numerous other relatives and friends...
Robert  "Bob" Slayton (07/24/08)
Robert "Bob" Lee Slayton, 80, of Hardy, Ark., died July 17, 2008, in Jonesboro, Ark. He retired as the Chief of Fire and Security for the City of Cherokee Village, and was a former Arkansas State Trooper. He was a member of Ward Street Church of Christ where he served as an elder for over 30 years...
Harvey P. Ball (07/24/08)
Harvey P. Ball, 76, of Cave City, Ark. died July 17, 2008, at the Ash Flat Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Ash Flat, Ark. He was born Oct. 14, 1931, at Cave City, Ark., the son of Louis and Lucille Ball. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran, retired owner of the Sugar Shack in Cave City...
Ruby Fern Carpenter (07/24/08)
Ruby Fern Carpenter was born Jan. 7, 1928, the daughter of Bert Matthew Garner and Rose Nell Ownes Garner. She died July 12, 2008, in West  Plains, Mo., at the age of 80. She was united in marriage on Jan. 9, 1949, in Thayer, Mo. to Edwin W. "Bill" Carpenter...
John Nix (07/24/08)
John "Bertis" "Cat Eye" Nix, 88, of Mulvane, Kan., a retired Mulvane teacher and coach died, July 12, 2008. He was born on Sept. 22, 1919, in Ash Flat, Ark., the son of the late Melvin and Myrtle Nix. He grew up in Ash Flat and was an athlete. At age 17 he went to St. Louis, Mo., to try out for the NY Yankees. As a high school senior he was on the state championship basketball team...
Cotters celebrate (07/24/08)
Mr. and Mrs. Carl Cotter of Caulfield, Mo., will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with dinner starting at 11 a.m. on Saturday, July 26 at the Bakersfield, Mo., pavilion (old picnic grounds). The couple was married July 19, 1958, at Viola, Ark. To this union were born four children, Karla, Gaila, Kelly and Greg...
Jeffery Wade Southard (07/24/08)
Jeffery Wade Southard, 34, of Little Rock, Ark., son of Jackie Wade Southard and Pamela Sue (Covington) Shadell, was born on Sept. 20, 1973, at Salem, Ark. He died July 12, 2008, at Little Rock, Ark. He worked as a general contractor. He is survived by: his parents, Jackie and Mickey Southard of Glencoe, Ark., and Pamela and Joe Shadell of North Little Rock, Ark.; step-brother, Joey Shadell of Little Rock, Ark.; step-sister, Shannon Cullins of Little Rock; paternal grandmother, Cleta Southard-Kent of Salem, Ark.; uncle, Bob Southard and wife Cynthia and son Brent of Camp, Ark.; aunt, Dara Gaye Southard of Conway, Ark.; cousin, Jamie Beth Wilmeth and husband Zac; and Kennedy Elizabeth Wilmeth all of Conway, Ark.; and a host of other relatives and friends.. ...
Donald DeLain Cline (07/24/08)
Donald DeLain Cline, 70, was born March 17, 1938, in Winona, Mo., the son of the late Elibus Wilson Cline and Reva Lena Allmon Cline. He died July 15, 2008, in Thayer, Mo. He was a retired veteran, proudly serving his country in the United States Navy as an aircraft mechanic. He was a lifetime member of the Thayer American Legion Post #344 and was a member of the  National Rifleman's Association...
John Malcolm Miller Jr. (07/24/08)
John Malcolm Miller Jr., 70, son of the late John Malcolm and Kathryn Ruth (Wilenzick) Miller Sr., was born Jan. 26, 1938 in New York, N.Y. He died July 17, 2008, at Little Rock, Ark. John was united in marriage to Deanna Elizabeth Dodge on June 28, 1958, in New York, N.Y. He spent his working years as a real estate broker and later as Golf Course Superintendent for the city of Little Rock for 15 years, retiring in 2000...
Billy Gene Revelle (07/24/08)
Billy Gene Revelle was born the son of Raymond Revelle and Norma Collins Revelle on Sept. 13, 1936, in Advance, Mo., and died July 11 2008, in West Plains, Mo., at the age of 71. He was united in marriage on Oct. 20, 1956, in Granite City, Ill., to Imogene Hurtt...
Harvey P. Ball (07/24/08)
Harvey P. Ball, 76, of Cave City, Ark. died July 17, 2008, at the Ash Flat Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Ash Flat, Ark. He was born Oct. 14, 1931, at Cave City, Ark., the son of Louis and Lucille Ball. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran, retired owner of the Sugar Shack in Cave City...
Ruby Fern Carpenter (07/24/08)
Ruby Fern Carpenter was born Jan. 7, 1928, the daughter of Bert Matthew Garner and Rose Nell Ownes Garner. She died July 12, 2008, in West  Plains, Mo., at the age of 80. She was united in marriage on Jan. 9, 1949, in Thayer, Mo. to Edwin W. "Bill" Carpenter...
John Nix (07/24/08)
John "Bertis" "Cat Eye" Nix, 88, of Mulvane, Kan., a retired Mulvane teacher and coach died, July 12, 2008. He was born on Sept. 22, 1919, in Ash Flat, Ark., the son of the late Melvin and Myrtle Nix. He grew up in Ash Flat and was an athlete. At age 17 he went to St. Louis, Mo., to try out for the NY Yankees. As a high school senior he was on the state championship basketball team...
Robert  "Bob" Slayton (07/24/08)
Robert "Bob" Lee Slayton, 80, of Hardy, Ark., died July 17, 2008, in Jonesboro, Ark. He retired as the Chief of Fire and Security for the City of Cherokee Village, and was a former Arkansas State Trooper. He was a member of Ward Street Church of Christ where he served as an elder for over 30 years...
John F. Secrest (07/24/08)
John F. Secrest Jr., 80, of Ash Fat, Ark., son of the late John F. and Nellie Virginia (Gasket) Secrest, was born on July 13, 1928, at Rondo, Ark. He died July 16, 2008, at the Fulton County Hospital in Salem, Ark. He spent his working years as a core maker for a steel company...
Clara Stone Luhr (07/24/08)
Clara Stone (Axford) Luhr, 89, of Cherokee Village, Ark., died July 14, 2008, at her home. Clara was retired from White Sewing Machine Company where she worked in sales. She was a member of First Methodist Church of Cherokee Village. She is survived by: two grandsons, Carl and Kevin Luhr of Stafford, Va.; and a nephew...
Jewell (Bailey) Wood (07/24/08)
Jewell (Bailey) Wood, 98, of Salem, Ark., daughter of the late DeWitt Emanuel and Rhoda Ellen (Whittenburg) Bailey, was born on March 9, 1910, at Warm Springs, Ark. She died July 18, 2008, at Salem, Ark. Jewell was united in marriage to Oral Albert (Slim) Wood, on June 15, 1935, at Salem, Ark...
Donald Hugh Simpson (07/24/08)
Donald Hugh Simpson, 73, was born Feb. 24, 1935, in Alton, Mo., and died July 17, 2008, at his home in Alton, Mo. He was a former teacher and county commissioner, ran a hardware store and operated the Alton License Bureau for many years. Survivors include: one son, Bruce Simpson of Alton; three sisters-in-law, Irene Chronister and husband Leroy, Wilma Dotson and Anna Jean Andrews; and numerous other relatives and friends...
John "Bertis" "Cat Eye" Nix (07/24/08)
John "Bertis" "Cat Eye" Nix, 88, of Mulvane, Kan., a retired Mulvane teacher and coach died, July 12, 2008. He was born Sept. 22, 1919, in Ash Flat, Ark., to the late Melvin and Myrtle Nix. He grew up in Ash Flat and was an athlete. At age 17 he went to St. ...
Elmer Floyd Henry (07/24/08)
Elmer Floyd Henry, 73, of Paragould, Ark., died July 12, 2008, at his home. He was preceeded in death by: his parents, Vader and Annie Pocahontas Henry; and brother, Ernest Henry. He is survived by: his wife, Macel Henry; daughters Michelle Wooldridge, Martha Queen; sisters, Wilma Reagan, Inez Reagan; brothers, James Henry, Ralph Henry; grandchildren, Alex Wooldridge, Sabrina Queen and Melissa Brown...
Geraldine Elanor Sepulbda (07/24/08)
Geraldine Elanor Robinson Sepulbda, 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. ...
Harvey P. Ball (07/24/08)
Harvey P. Ball, 76, of Cave City, Ark. died July 17, 2008, at the Ash Flat Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Ash Flat, Ark. He was born Oct. 14, 1931, at Cave City, Ark., the son of Louis and Lucille Ball. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran, retired owner of the Sugar Shack in Cave City and of the Methodist faith...
Robert  "Bob" Slayton (07/24/08)
Robert "Bob" Lee Slayton, 80, of Hardy, Ark., died July 17, 2008, in Jonesboro, Ark. He retired as the Chief of Fire and Security for the City of Cherokee Village, and was a former Arkansas State Trooper. He was a member of Ward Street Church of Christ where he served as an elder for over 30 years...
John F. Secrest (07/24/08)
John F. Secrest Jr., 80, of Ash Fat, Ark., son of the late John F. and Nellie Virginia (Gasket) Secrest, was born on July 13, 1928, at Rondo, Ark. He died July 16, 2008, at the Fulton County Hospital in Salem, Ark. He spent his working years as a core maker for a steel company...
Clara Stone Luhr (07/24/08)
Clara Stone (Axford) Luhr, 89, of Cherokee Village, Ark., died June 14, 2008, at her home. Clara was retired from White Sewing Machine Company where she worked in sales. She was a member of First Methodist Church of Cherokee Village. She is survived by: two grandsons, Carl and Kevin Luhr of Stafford, Va.; and a nephew...
John Malcolm Miller Jr. (07/24/08)
John Malcolm Miller Jr., 70, son of the late John Malcolm and Kathryn Ruth (Wilenzick) Miller Sr., was born Jan. 26, 1938 in New York, N.Y. He died July 17, 2008, at Little Rock, Ark. John was united in marriage to Deanna Elizabeth Dodge on June 28, 1958, in New York, N.Y. He spent his working years as a real estate broker and later as Golf Course Superintendent for the city of Little Rock for 15 years, retiring in 2000...
Bryce Michael Powell (07/24/08)
Chris and Heather Powell of Mammoth Spring announce the birth of a son July 9, 2008, at Baxter Regional Medical Center in Mountain Home, Ark. The baby has been named Bryce Michael Powell and weighed 8 pounds, 4 ounces and was 20 inches long. Siblings are Jacob, 8, Chase, 7, and Sieanna, 5...
Cheyenne River Hallmark (07/24/08)
Kailey Hallmark, 2, would like to announce the birth of her baby sister, Cheyenne River. Cheyenne was born on June 10, 2008, at 5 p.m., weighing 6 pounds, 3 ounces and was 20-1/2 inches long. Their parents are Amber and Rodney Hallmark of Henderson, Ark...
Bryce Michael Powell (07/24/08)
Chris and Heather Powell of Mammoth Spring announce the birth of a son July 9, 2008, at Baxter Regional Medical Center in Mountain Home, Ark. The baby has been named Bryce Michael Powell and weighed 8 pounds, 4 ounces and was 20 inches long. Siblings are Jacob, 8, Chase, 7, and Sieanna, 5...
Cheyenne River Hallmark (07/24/08)
Kailey Hallmark, 2, would like to announce the birth of her baby sister, Cheyenne River. Cheyenne was born on June 10, 2008, at 5 p.m., weighing 6 pounds, 3 ounces and was 20-1/2 inches long. Their parents are Amber and Rodney Hallmark of Henderson, Ark...
Bryce Michael Powell (07/24/08)
Chris and Heather Powell of Mammoth Spring announce the birth of a son July 9, 2008, at Baxter Regional Medical Center in Mountain Home, Ark. The baby has been named Bryce Michael Powell and weighed 8 pounds, 4 ounces and was 20 inches long. Siblings are Jacob, 8, Chase, 7, and Sieanna, 5...
Eckman -- Cochran (07/24/08)
Mr. and Ms. Scott Eckman of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Jennifer Lynn Eckman, to Kyle Lawrence (Williams) Cochran, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ray Bob Cochran of Mammoth Spring and Ronnie Williams of Birch Tree, Mo...
Lewises to celebrate 50th wedding anniversary (07/24/08)
Kenneth and Mary Lewis of Sturkie will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a reception from 1-3 p.m. Sunday, July 27 at the Hickinbotham-Miller Building at the Fulton County Fairgrounds in Salem. Mary Riney of Pocahontas and Kenneth Howard Lewis of Wiseman were married on July 27, 1958, at St. ...
Cotters celebrate 50 years of marriage (07/24/08)
Mr. and Mrs. Carl Cotter of Caulfield, Mo., will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with dinner starting at 11 a.m. on Saturday, July 26 at the Bakersfield, Mo., pavilion (old picnic grounds). The couple was married July 19, 1958, at Viola, Ark. To this union were born four children, Karla, Gaila, Kelly and Greg...
Stairs to celebrate 50th wedding anniversary (07/24/08)
Jerry and Mary Stairs will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary July 26. They have two children, Daniel of Shelby, Ohio, and Michele from Mansfield, Ohio. They have one deceased son, Stephen. The couple will not be having a celebration but cards would be appreciated and can be mailed to Jerry and Mary Stairs, Route 1, Box 1781, Alton, MO 65606...
Lewises to celebrate 50th wedding anniversary (07/24/08)
Kenneth and Mary Lewis of Sturkie will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a reception from 1-3 p.m. Sunday, July 27 at the Hickinbotham-Miller Building at the Fulton County Fairgrounds in Salem. Mary Riney of Pocahontas and Kenneth Howard Lewis of Wiseman were married on July 27, 1958, at St. ...
Stairs to celebrate 50th wedding anniversary (07/24/08)
Jerry and Mary Stairs will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary July 26. They have two children, Daniel of Shelby, Ohio, and Michele from Mansfield, Ohio. They have one deceased son, Stephen. The couple will not be having a celebration but cards would be appreciated and can be mailed to Jerry and Mary Stairs, Route 1, Box 1781, Alton, MO 65606...
Davises to celebrate Davises to celebrate (07/24/08)
LeeRoy and Mary Lou Davis of Cherokee Village will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary July 31. Mary Lou Chamness and LeeRoy Davis were married July 31, 1948, in Helena, Ark., by Judge Bill Larkin. They are both retired. Mr. Davis is retired from Helena Police Department with 32 years of service and from West Helena Municipal Golf Course with six years of service...
Sharp County Sheriff's Report (07/24/08)
Beau Adams, 25, of Hardy was arrested July 11 on a warrant for theft of a firearm. James Patterson, 40, of Salem was charged July 11 with a DWI. Andy Frolos, 47, of Mammoth Spring was arrested July 11 on a bench warrant. Stephen Falk, 19, of Horseshoe Bend was charged July 11 with contributing to the delinquency of a minor...
Arkansas State Police (07/24/08)
Andrew Short, 21, of Imboden was traveling northbound July 12, with passenger Lacy Wheeless, 27, of Pocahontas on Highway 65 when he lost control of his 2002 Harley Davidson motorcycle and crossed into the path of Dinzel Norman, 63, of Williford who was driving a 1989 Harley Davidson...
Izard County offers reward (07/24/08)
The Izard County Sheriff's Department is offering a $500 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for damaging and destroying mailboxes. Several mailboxes were recently damaged at various locations throughout the county...
Izard County Sheriff's Report (07/24/08)
Joseph Carl Mitchell, 45, of Newburg Road in Melbourne was arrested July 15 on a Grant County felony warrant for sexual indecency with a child. Mitchell was transported to Grant County where bond was set at $25,000. A Melbourne man was cited for theft of property July 15 relating to the theft of batteries from a Melbourne business. ...
Fulton County Sheriff's Report (07/24/08)
Jonathon Chastain, 25, of Salem was charged with possession of an instrument of crime on July 13. He was cited and given a court date of Sept. 10. Mike Allen Jr., 40, of Camp was arrested on a warrant for failure to pay fines on July 16. Allen is being held in the Fulton County Jail in lieu of $2,920 bond...
Oregon County Sheriff's Report (07/24/08)
Steven P. Greenfield, 33, of Birch Tree, Mo., was charged July 15 with felony chronic driving while intoxicated. He was sent back to state prison where he is serving a five-year sentence on another DWI charge. Christopher D. Neikes, 23, of Alton was charged July 17 with driving while revoked...
Fulton County Sheriff's Report (07/24/08)
Jonathon Chastain, 25, of Salem was charged with possession of an instrument of crime on July 13. He was cited and given a court date of Sept. 10. Mike Allen Jr., 40, of Camp was arrested on a warrant for failure to pay fines on July 16. Allen is being held in the Fulton County Jail in lieu of $2,920 bond...
Sharp County Sheriff's Report (07/24/08)
Beau Adams, 25, of Hardy was arrested July 11 on a warrant for theft of a firearm. James Patterson, 40, of Salem was charged July 11 with a DWI. Andy Frolos, 47, of Mammoth Spring was arrested July 11 on a bench warrant. Stephen Falk, 19, of Horseshoe Bend was charged July 11 with contributing to the delinquency of a minor...
Izard County Sheriff's Report (07/24/08)
Joseph Carl Mitchell, 45, of Newburg Road in Melbourne was arrested July 15 on a Grant County felony warrant for sexual indecency with a child. Mitchell was transported to Grant County where bond was set at $25,000. A Melbourne man was cited for theft of property July 15 relating to the theft of batteries from a Melbourne business. ...
Arkansas State Police (07/24/08)
Andrew Short, 21, of Imboden was traveling northbound July 12, with passenger Lacy Wheeless, 27, of Pocahontas on Highway 65 when he lost control of his 2002 Harley Davidson motorcycle and crossed into the path of Dinzel Norman, 63, of Williford who was driving a 1989 Harley Davidson...
Oregon County Sheriff's Report (07/24/08)
Steven P. Greenfield, 33, of Birch Tree, Mo., was charged July 15 with felony chronic driving while intoxicated. He was sent back to state prison where he is serving a five-year sentence on another DWI charge. Christopher D. Neikes, 23, of Alton was charged July 17 with driving while revoked...
Izard County offers reward (07/24/08)
The Izard County Sheriff's Department is offering a $500 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for damaging and destroying mailboxes. Several mailboxes were recently damaged at various locations throughout the county...
Baker found not guilty (07/24/08)
A Sharp County jury has found Timothy Gene Baker not guilty of intimidating a witness after a jury trial in Sharp County Circuit Court. In November 2007, Lowell Jesse Smith and Mary L. Smith of Cherokee Village filed a complaint with the Cherokee Village Police Department alleging that Baker had placed a telephone call to their home threatening to hurt them if Smith did not claim ownership of drugs and drug paraphernalia found in a search of the Smith home on Nov. ...
Izard County Sheriff's Report (07/24/08)
Danny Gene Franks Jr., 31, of Melbourne was arrested July 10 on charges of endangering the welfare of a minor, disorderly conduct, resisting arrest, false imprisonment second degree and domestic violence third degree. Franks remains in the Izard County Detention Facility in lieu of $5,000 bond...