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Stories from Thursday, July 31, 2008

Remains found near Warm Fork (07/31/08)
THAYER -- The first day on the job brought some excitement and some hard work for new Thayer Police Chief David Bailey. Bailey said his department was notified by Oregon County Sheriff Tim Ward July 28 that he had received a call from someone that skeletal remains were found along the banks of the Warm Fork River in the Thayer city limits...
New police chief for Thayer (07/31/08)
THAYER -- At a special called Thayer City Council meeting July 21, the council voted to hire David Bailey as the new police chief at Thayer. This action was taken after Frank Bernard retired as police chief due to health reasons. Bernard served as police chief for 1-1/2 years and worked as a city police officer for 15 years...
Shelton retires after 31 years (07/31/08)
MAMMOTH SPRING -- After 31 years of working as an educator, Bessie Shelton is retiring from teaching at Mammoth Spring School. She received her education at Freed-Hardman University with an associate's of arts degree. She also attended Union University and Lambish College where she received her B.S. in elementary education, special education, and gifted and talented, and did her graduate work at the University of Mississippi...
Cottages best of Alton (07/31/08)
ALTON -- An Alton business, Cottage Overnight Lodging, owned and operated by David and Rosemary Cass, has received the 2008 Best of Alton Award in the Corporate Lodging category by the U.S. Local Business Association (USLBA). A spokesperson for the USLBA said the award program recognizes outstanding local businesses throughout the country. Each year, the USLBA identifies companies that they believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category...
Cochran receives special award (07/31/08)
THAYER -- A local woman, Shana Cochran of Thayer, has been awarded the Above and Beyond Award. The award was presented by the Arkansas Affiliate of the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. Cochran, an art teacher and the owner of Shana Cochran's Art in Thayer, and a cancer survivor herself, painted a special picture. ...
Work continues at senior center (07/31/08)
THAYER -- Since March 18 the seniors and the staff at Fun and Friends Senior Citizens Center in Thayer have been displaced. Seepage into the building caused from heavy rains all but destroyed the senior center located at the corner of Front and Chestnut Streets...
Foundation seeking donations to help with projects (07/31/08)
OREGON COUNTY -- The Oregon County Community Foundation is seeking donations to help them receive a $25,000 match. If the Oregon County Community Foundation can raise $25,000, the Community Foundation of the Ozarks will match that $25,000. Joe Crider, who serves as secretary/treasurer of the foundation, said the foundation now has a tremendous opportunity for Oregon County residents to make a tax deductible contribution. ...
Fair gets underway next week (07/31/08)
The Fulton County Fair will open on Tuesday, Aug. 5 at the Fulton County Fairgrounds, Highway 62 west in Salem, and will run through Saturday, Aug. 9. The fair will provide five days of family fun and education with something for everyone. Family living and commercial exhibits check in from 10 a.m. ...
Minimum wage increases across the state (07/31/08)
Arkansans working at minimum wage received a 30 cent hourly raise July 24, making the new rate $6.55 for 29,400 individuals across the state. The increase comes following a 2006 raise in the state's minimum wage, from $5.85 to $6.25, which was the first of three increases provided by the enactment of the Fair Minimum Wage Act of 2007...
Lottery on ballot (07/31/08)
Arkansas may soon join the list of states that allow the public to purchase lottery tickets after Arkansas Secretary of State Charlie Daniels certified the petition to allow the proposition on the Nov. 4 general election ballot. Submitted by Hope for Arkansas, the group sponsoring the lottery initiative, the petition gained the support of 134,387 Arkansans...
Mitchell solicits officer (07/31/08)
A Melbourne man was arrested in Izard County on a Grant County warrant citing sexual indecency with a child July 15 after authorities posed as a 14-year-old girl in an Internet chat room. According to prosecuting attorney Eddy R. Easley with the seventh judicial district, 45-year-old Joseph Carl Mitchell of Newburg Road in Melbourne, "did unlawfully, being older than 18 years of age, solicited another person who is less then 15 years of age or who is represented to be less then 15 years of age to engage in sexual intercourse; deviate sexual activity or sexual contact.". ...
College advice from a college student (07/31/08)
Lesha Foster, 2007 graduate of Salem High School, has completed her first year of college at Arkansas State University in Jonesboro and was recently recognized as a member of Sigma Alpha Lambda, which is a national leadership and honors organization at ASU...
Archer pleads guilty to murders (07/31/08)
Kirby Archer of Strawberry has pled guilty and given a detailed account of the murders of four Florida residents in a courtroom full of the victim's family and friends, according to a south Florida newspaper. According to reports, as the boat Archer and his alleged accomplice, Guillermo Zarabozo, chartered neared Bimini Island in the Bahamas, the two began killing the four crew members...
How safe is your money? (07/31/08)
In the chaotic aftermath of the recent bank failures, sorting through the facts and deciding whether to be worried about the growing bank failures can prove to be an impossible task. Uncertainty is never a positive thing, especially when it comes to your investments. ...
Governor appoints Weaver to Ozarka board (07/31/08)
Arkansas Governor Mike Beebe recently appointed Paul Weaver of Violet Hill to the Ozarka Board of Trustees and Weaver said he is proud to serve. "It is an honor to me to even be considered for something like that. I appreciate the opportunity to serve," Weaver said...
Fair schedule announced (07/31/08)
The Sharp County Fair is here and the carnival gets underway Wednesday night with armbands on sale for $15. The swine and dog show will be held Wednesday. Chickens and cows check in on Wednesday. First National Banking Company is sponsoring Senior Day from 10 a.m. until noon with free ice cream on Thursday. Also on Thursday will be the sheep and goat show at 6 p.m., the talent show will be at 7 p.m. and Charles Landers Gospel group will perform after the talent show...
Center construction continues (07/31/08)
The new Highland High School Activity Center is expected to cost approximately $5.6 million and offer the community physical fitness, entertainment and economic benefits. The activity center is being built as a result of the 1.7 mill increase dedicated specifically to the construction of the center and made possible by Sharp County citizens in November 2006, according to Superintendent of Highland School District Ronnie Brogdon. ...
Family outing turns deadly (07/31/08)
Alonzo Foster Jr., 22, of Ash Flat was shot and killed July 20 at Lick Creek in Ozark County, Mo., while picknicking with family. Foster and about 10 people, including his mother and father, were picknicking and swimming at a place they had been "thousands of times," according to Foster's parents, Alonzo and Sandy Foster also of Ash Flat. ...
Scientific team visits Hardy hotel (07/31/08)
For many, life after death is predetermined with no scientific explanation, but for a distinct few known as "paranormal investigators," the undiscovered secrets of what lie beyond are what motivates their scientific endeavors. Arkansas Paranormal and Anomalous Studies Team, or ARPAST, recently visited the Old Hardy Hotel with a goal unlike any paranormal investigation team that has travelled to this area so far. ...
How safe is your money? (07/31/08)
In the chaotic aftermath of the recent bank failures, sorting through the facts and deciding whether to be worried about the growing bank failures can prove to be an impossible task. Uncertainty is never a positive thing, especially when it comes to your investments. ...
Woods resigns from police department (07/31/08)
Bobby Woods' resignation from the Ash Flat Police Department was announced at the July 21 meeting of the Ash Flat City Council. Woods reported in his letter of resignation that he has accepted a position as the deputy sherriff with the Sharp County Sheriff's Department due to the new position offering, "a raise in pay and benefits."...
Archer pleads guilty to murders (07/31/08)
TKirby Archer of Strawberry has pled guilty and given a detailed account of the murders of four Florida residents in a courtroom full of the victim's family and friends, according to a south Florida newspaper. According to reports, as the boat Archer and his alleged accomplice, Guillermo Zarabozo, chartered neared Bimini Island in the Bahamas, the two began killing the four crew members...
Check for electric bill missing (07/31/08)
The $400 the city of Hardy owed Main Street Hardy for an electric bill incurred from Hardy's faulty appliances is now missing. An investigation by Hardy Police Chief Ernie Rose as to the whereabouts of the $400 check which, according to Hardy Mayor Nina Thornton, was dropped off at the post office by Hardy City Hall Clerk Audrey Campbell, is being conducted...
DVD features aerial tour of county (07/31/08)
There are few counties that can brag an aerial view of green golf courses, turquois lakes, abundant wildlife, a college, a fitness center and a growing airport, but through a 22-minute, plane-guided tour of Sharp County, this and much more can be enjoyed by tourists and local residents alike...
Minimum wage increases across the state (07/31/08)
Arkansans working at minimum wage received a 30 cent hourly raise July 24, making the new rate $6.55 for 29,400 individuals across the state. The increase comes following a 2006 raise in the state's minimum wage, from $5.85 to $6.25, which was the first of three increases provided by the enactment of the Fair Minimum Wage Act of 2007...
Sharp County Economic Development (07/31/08)
A press conference was held July 23 to help Sharp County residents better understand the goal of the new "Powering Rural Development" project. Highland Mayor Jerome Norwood, Ash Flat Mayor Danny Traw, Hardy Mayor Nina Thornton and Cherokee Village Mayor Lloyd Hefley represented the citizens of their individual cities. ...
Bradleyville angler hooks state record (07/31/08)
One of the reasons some people find fishing endlessly fascinating is the element of chance it involves. Regardless of what you are fishing for, you never know what is going to turn up at the end of your line. Greg Blair spun the wheel of fishing fortune and came up with a 56-pound winner...
Arkansas Big Bass Bonanza set (07/31/08)
The small craft advisory on the Arkansas River has been lifted, and the Arkansas Big Bass Bonanza -- the country's largest amateur bass fishing tournament -- is set for Aug. 1-3. Arkansas River conditions have reached safe levels for small craft, as the Corp of Engineers reported that the Arkansas River flow levels are now below 70,000 cubic feet per second (cfs), the level considered hazardous for small craft...
Spring turkey harvest down (07/31/08)
Arkansas's unusually wet spring weather played a huge role in the state's turkey harvest. Most parts of the state suffered from epic floods that wreaked havoc with the state's hunters. The 2008 spring turkey harvest reflected the hard times and was down from expectations, according to the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission's turkey program coordinator Mike Widner...
Missouri River 340 spawns another crop of winners (07/31/08)
Some took home cash prizes, and some collected titles, but every racer who completed the third Missouri River 340 won something beyond price -- membership in the elite group who can say they finished the world's longest nonstop river race. The Missouri River 340 is a race for canoes and kayaks. ...
Missouri River 340 spawns another crop of winners (07/31/08)
Some took home cash prizes, and some collected titles, but every racer who completed the third Missouri River 340 won something beyond price -- membership in the elite group who can say they finished the world's longest nonstop river race. The Missouri River 340 is a race for canoes and kayaks. ...
Bowling tourney ready to roll (07/31/08)
A five-game Handicap Sweeper Tournament is set at Indian Hills Bowl on Highway 62/412 in Ash Flat. The tournament dates are: Entry fee is $45; lineage is $12.50; expenses are $3; and the prize fund is $29.50. The field is limited to 40 bowlers per tournament and the prize fund will be paid out 100 percent, with payoff on the same day...
Bradleyville angler hooks state record (07/31/08)
One of the reasons some people find fishing endlessly fascinating is the element of chance it involves. Regardless of what you are fishing for, you never know what is going to turn up at the end of your line. Greg Blair spun the wheel of fishing fortune and came up with a 56-pound winner...
Arch Rivalry game sold out (07/31/08)
The 2008 State Farm Arch Rivalry football game between the University of Misouri and Illinois has reached a sellout, as both schools, along with the St. Louis Sports Commission, have sold out of their allotment of tickets. The only tickets left to be claimed are a limited number of $15 tickets for Mizzou students who have purchased the Student Season Ticket Combo...
Bowling tourney ready to roll (07/31/08)
A five-game Handicap Sweeper Tournament is set at Indian Hills Bowl on Highway 62/412 in Ash Flat. The tournament dates are: Entry fee is $45; lineage is $12.50; expenses are $3; and the prize fund is $29.50. The field is limited to 40 bowlers per tournament and the prize fund will be paid out 100 percent, with payoff on the same day...
Mighty Mite camp slated for football, cheerleaders (07/31/08)
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...
Shooting Stars earn awards at camp (07/31/08)
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...
Harmons busy on the links (07/31/08)
A pair of standout golfing siblings at Izard County High School, Rachel and Preston Harmon, recently completed play in the Junior Northcentral PGA Regionals, and both advanced to the State PGA Tournament that was played at Cypress Creek Golf Course at Greystone in Cabot on July 17...
CASA Scramble on tap (07/31/08)
CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) will host a benefit two-person scramble Aug. 9 at the Cherokee Village South Golf Course. The scramble will benefit the Sharp County CASA program. The cost is $75 per team, with an 8 a.m. shotgun start scheduled...
Softballers split in Jonesboro (07/31/08)
After a rain-out the previous week in Ash Flat, the Spring River senior softballers traveled to Jonesboro on July 17. In this game, it appeared that Jonesboro was going to blow things wide open. However, good hitting by Dan Hendrington, including a homer and a triple, along with a double by the "Tuna" and hits from "Easy" Ed Snyder and Hillary "Scrappy" Mangrum, put the Spring River guys back in the game...
Bowling tourney ready to roll (07/31/08)
A five-game Handicap Sweeper Tournament is set at Indian Hills Bowl on Highway 62/412 in Ash Flat. The tournament dates are: Entry fee is $45; lineage is $12.50; expenses are $3; and the prize fund is $29.50. The field is limited to 40 bowlers per tournament and the prize fund will be paid out 100 percent, with payoff on the same day...
Harmons busy on the links (07/31/08)
A pair of standout golfing siblings at Izard County High School, Rachel and Preston Harmon, recently completed play in the Junior Northcentral PGA Regionals, and both advanced to the State PGA Tournament that was played at Cypress Creek Golf Course at Greystone in Cabot on July 17...
Shooting Stars earn awards at camp (07/31/08)
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...
Haylie Jean Branscum (07/31/08)
Amanda Branscum of Thayer is the mother of a baby girl, Haylie Jean Branscum. She was born at 6:59 a.m. July 22, 2008, at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains. She weighed 6 pounds and was 12-1/2 inches long. Her siblings are Barton, 5; Kirsten, 3; and Kylie, 1. Grandparents are Randy and Shirley Henry of Thayer...
Cassie Wallis (07/31/08)
Cassie Wallis, 94, of Ash Flat, Ark., died July 19, 2008, at the Fulton County Hospital. She was born Feb. 11, 1914, at Myron, Ark., the daughter of Willie and Kitty Hinson. She was a homemaker and a member of the Ash Flat Church of Christ. Survivors include: three children, Connie Crouch and husband, Jerry of Wiseman, Ark., Judith Wallis of Little Rock and Roger Wallis and wife, Lisa of Little Rock; three grandsons; five great-granddaughters; and two great-great-grandsons; numerous nieces; nephews; and a host of other relatives and friends.. ...
Nola Lou Barker (07/31/08)
Nola Lou (Grandma) Barker, 97, of Salem, Ark., daughter of the late Mahlon King and Hattie Evelyn (Going) Maguffee, was born on March 5, 1911, at Salem. She died July 25, 2008, at Salem. She was united in marriage to Luther Barker on May 2, 1930, at Salem, Ark. She was a homemaker, café owner and a surrogate mother to many...
Dr. Raol J. Taft Sr. (07/31/08)
Dr. Raol J. Taft Sr., 82, of Cherokee Village, Ark., formerly of Staunton, Ill., died July 18, 2008, at Hospice House in Mountain Home, Ark. He was born April 16, 1926, in Edinburg, Ill., the son of the late Elwin E. Taft Sr. and the late Fay (Fancher) Taft. He married Marian J. Greear on June 25, 1945, in Williamsburg, Va...
Hazel Sewell Brooks (07/31/08)
Hazel Sewell Brooks, a long-time Cherokee Village, Ark., resident, died July 18, 2008, at the Fulton County Hospital. She was born in Cleveland, Okla., Oct. 15, 1913. She graduated from high school in Cushing, Okla., and attended Oklahoma A&M College in Stillwater. ...
Hazel Sewell Brooks (07/31/08)
Hazel Sewell Brooks, a long-time Cherokee Village, Ark., resident, died July 18, 2008, at the Fulton County Hospital. She was born in Cleveland, Okla., Oct. 15, 1913. She graduated from high school in Cushing, Okla., and attended Oklahoma A&M College in Stillwater. ...
Richard Larry Phillips (07/31/08)
Richard Larry Phillips, 77, of Wirth, Ark., was born Nov. 19, 1930, in Saint Ignatius, Mont., and died July 16, 2008, at his home. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Edith Jean (Main) Phillips of the home; three sons, Richard Phillips and wife, Diane of Thayer, Mo., Daniel Paul Phillips of Las Vegas, Nev., James Phillips and wife, Joanne of Polson, Mont.; one daughter, Deborah Phillips of Puyallup, Wash.; 13 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren...
Mark P. Miller Sr. (07/31/08)
Mark P. Miller Sr., 85, of Hardy, Ark., died July 19, 2008, at the White River Medical Center in Batesville, Ark. He was born on July 29, 1922, in Wichita, Kan., the son of C.W. Miller and Anna H. (Bredfelt) Miller. He moved to Hardy in 1971 from Little Rock, Ark., with his family. He was a minister...
Troy D. Eversoll (07/31/08)
Troy D. Eversoll, 69, of Glencoe, Ark., died July 23, 2008, at his residence. He was born June 25, 1939, in Alcoa, Ark., the son of Melvin Eversoll and Lula (Martin) Eversoll. He was a veteran of the United States Army. He was united in marriage to Sharon Yates on March 27, 1963 in Highland, Ark...
Doyle Gene Pickett (07/31/08)
Doyle Gene Pickett, 61, of Hardy, Ark., died July 21, 2008, at the Eaglecrest Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Ash Flat, Ark. He was born Aug. 24, 1946, in Lone Oak, Ark., in Lawrence County, the son of Clyde Pickett and Katherine Georgene Sanford Pickett...
Mattie Lucille Fuller (07/31/08)
Mattie Lucille Fuller was born Dec. 29, 1920, in Howell County, Mo., near Koshkonong. She died July 21, 2008, at Waterloo, Iowa. She was the daughter of Roy and Bertie (Butler) Cochran. She received her education at the Cross Roads School. She then worked as a hired girl for the David Reid and the Lester Dinsdale families near Geneseo. ...
Bill Denham (07/31/08)
Bill Denham, 75, of Cherokee Village, Ark., died July 19, 2008, at the White River Medical Center in Batesville, Ark. He was born Sept. 11, 1932, in Hazel, Ky., the son of John Malcolm and Ollis April (Cole) Denham. He was a U.S. Navy veteran and retired from General Services Administration of the Federal Government in Miami, Fla. He was a member of the Ash Flat United Methodist Church since 1991...
Bill Denham (07/31/08)
Bill Denham, 75, of Cherokee Village, Ark., died July 19, 2008, at the White River Medical Center in Batesville, Ark. He was born Sept. 11, 1932, in Hazel, Ky., the son of John Malcolm and Ollis April (Cole) Denham. He was a U.S. Navy veteran and retired from General Services Administration of the Federal Government in Miami, Fla. He was a member of the Ash Flat United Methodist Church since 1991...
Mark P. Miller Sr. (07/31/08)
Mark P. Miller Sr., 85, of Hardy, Ark., died July 19, 2008, at the White River Medical Center in Batesville, Ark. He was born on July 29, 1922, in Wichita, Kan., the son of C.W. Miller and Anna H. (Bredfelt) Miller. He moved to Hardy in 1971 from Little Rock, Ark., with his family. He was a minister...
Hazel Sewell Brooks (07/31/08)
Hazel Sewell Brooks, a long-time Cherokee Village, Ark., resident, died July 18, 2008, at the Fulton County Hospital. She was born in Cleveland, Okla., Oct. 15, 1913. She graduated from high school in Cushing, Okla., and attended Oklahoma A&M College in Stillwater. ...
Dr. Raol J. Taft Sr. (07/31/08)
Dr. Raol J. Taft Sr., 82, of Cherokee Village, Ark., formerly of Staunton, Ill., died July 18, 2008, at Hospice House in Mountain Home, Ark. He was born April 16, 1926, in Edinburg, Ill., the son of the late Elwin E. Taft Sr. and the late Fay (Fancher) Taft. He married Marian J. Greear on June 25, 1945, in Williamsburg, Va...
Richard Larry Phillips (07/31/08)
Richard Larry Phillips, 77, of Wirth, Ark., was born Nov. 19, 1930, in Saint Ignatius, Mont., and died July 16, 2008, at his home. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Edith Jean (Main) Phillips of the home; three sons, Richard Phillips and wife, Diane of Thayer, Mo., Daniel Paul Phillips of Las Vegas, Nev., James Phillips and wife, Joanne of Polson, Mont.; one daughter, Deborah Phillips of Puyallup, Wash.; 13 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren...
Mattie Lucille Fuller (07/31/08)
Mattie Lucille Fuller was born Dec. 29, 1920, in Howell County, Mo., near Koshkonong. She died July 21, 2008, at Waterloo, Iowa. She was the daughter of Roy and Bertie (Butler) Cochran. She received her education at the Cross Roads School. She then worked as a hired girl for the David Reid and the Lester Dinsdale families near Geneseo. ...
Doyle Gene Pickett (07/31/08)
Doyle Gene Pickett, 61, of Hardy, Ark., died July 21, 2008, at the Eaglecrest Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Ash Flat, Ark. He was born Aug. 24, 1946, in Lone Oak, Ark., in Lawrence County, the son of Clyde Pickett and Katherine Georgene Sanford Pickett...
Troy D. Eversoll (07/31/08)
Troy D. Eversoll, 69, of Glencoe, Ark., died July 23, 2008, at his residence. He was born June 25, 1939, in Alcoa, Ark., the son of Melvin Eversoll and Lula (Martin) Eversoll. He was a veteran of the United States Army. He was united in marriage to Sharon Yates on March 27, 1963, in Highland, Ark...
Nola Lou Barker (07/31/08)
Nola Lou (Grandma) Barker, 97, of Salem, Ark., daughter of the late Mahlon King and Hattie Evelyn (Going) Maguffee, was born on March 5, 1911, at Salem. She died July 25, 2008, at Salem. She was united in marriage to Luther Barker on May 2, 1930, at Salem, Ark. She was a homemaker, café owner and a surrogate mother to many...
Troy D. Eversoll (07/31/08)
Troy D. Eversoll, 69, of Glencoe, Ark., died July 23, 2008, at his residence. He was born June 25, 1939, in Alcoa, Ark., the son of Melvin Eversoll and Lula (Martin) Eversoll. He was a veteran of the United States Army. He was united in marriage to Sharon Yates on March 27, 1963, in Highland, Ark...
Mark P. Miller Sr. (07/31/08)
Mark P. Miller Sr., 85, of Hardy, Ark., died July 19, 2008, at the White River Medical Center in Batesville, Ark. He was born on July 29, 1922, in Wichita, Kan., the son of C.W. Miller and Anna H. (Bredfelt) Miller. He moved to Hardy in 1971 from Little Rock, Ark., with his family. He was a minister...
Dr. Raol J. Taft Sr. (07/31/08)
Dr. Raol J. Taft Sr., 82, of Cherokee Village, Ark., formerly of Staunton, Ill., died July 18, 2008, at Hospice House in Mountain Home, Ark. He was born April 16, 1926, in Edinburg, Ill., the son of the late Elwin E. Taft Sr. and the late Fay (Fancher) Taft. He married Marian J. Greear on June 25, 1945, in Williamsburg, Va...
Doyle Gene Pickett (07/31/08)
Doyle Gene Pickett, 61, of Hardy, Ark., died July 21, 2008, at the Eaglecrest Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Ash Flat, Ark. He was born Aug. 24, 1946, in Lone Oak, Ark., in Lawrence County, the son of Clyde Pickett and Katherine Georgene Sanford Pickett...
Bill Denham (07/31/08)
Bill Denham, 75, of Cherokee Village, Ark., died July 19, 2008, at the White River Medical Center in Batesville, Ark. He was born Sept. 11, 1932, in Hazel, Ky., the son of John Malcolm and Ollis April (Cole) Denham. He was a U.S. Navy veteran and retired from General Services Administration of the Federal Government in Miami, Fla. He was a member of the Ash Flat United Methodist Church since 1991...
Hazel Sewell Brooks (07/31/08)
Hazel Sewell Brooks, a long-time Cherokee Village, Ark., resident, died July 18, 2008, at the Fulton County Hospital. She was born in Cleveland, Okla., Oct. 15, 1913. She graduated from high school in Cushing, Okla., and attended Oklahoma A&M College in Stillwater. ...
Cassie Wallis (07/31/08)
Cassie Wallis, 94, of Ash Flat, Ark., died July 19, 2008, at the Fulton County Hospital. She was born Feb. 11, 1914, at Myron, Ark., the daughter of Willie and Kitty Hinson. She was a homemaker and a member of the Ash Flat Church of Christ. Survivors include: three children, Connie Crouch and husband, Jerry of Wiseman, Ark., Judith Wallis of Little Rock and Roger Wallis and wife, Lisa of Little Rock; three grandsons; five great-granddaughters; and two great-great-grandsons; numerous nieces; nephews; and a host of other relatives and friends.. ...
Clinton "Cash" Moore (07/31/08)
Shelby Dean Moore would like to announce the birth of her brother, Clinton "Cash" Moore. Cash was born at Baxter Regional Medical Center in Mountain Home on July 3, 2008, at 11:30 p.m. He weighed 7 pounds, 7.1 ounces and was 18-3/4 inches long. Proud parents are Travis and Deana Moore. He was also welcomed home by his maternal grandparents, Clinton Dean and Kathy Sisco of Cherokee Village and many other family and friends...
Aubry Edwards Teague (07/31/08)
Kameron Teague would like to announce the birth of her baby brother, Aubry Edwards Teague. Aubry was born at Baxter Regional Hospital on July 21, 2008. He weighed 6 pounds, 5 ounces and was 19 inches long. Proud parents are Aaron and Karinda Teague of Calico Rock. Maternal grandparents are Pete and Linda Edwards of Melbourne and paternal grandparents are Gary and Jan Teague of Calico Rock...
Clara Elizabeth Crews (07/31/08)
Martin and Leigh Ann Crews of West Plains are the parents of a baby girl, Clara Elizabeth. She was born at 3:45 a.m. July 20, 2008, at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains. She weighed 7 pounds, 14-1/2 ounces and was 20 inches long. Her siblings are Abigail, 7; Katie, 4; and Rebecca, 2. Grandparents are Kathy Miller of West Plains; Ralph and Rhonda Maddeaux of Thayer and Bill and Dorothy Crews of Thayer...
Jacob David Holloway (07/31/08)
David Holloway and Brandy Pettyjohn of West Plains are the parents of a baby boy, Jacob David Holloway. He was born at 12:25 a.m., July 19, 2008, at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains. He weighed 7 pounds, 10 ounces and was 21-1/4 inches long. His sibling is Mathew, 3. Grandparents are Scott and Laura Pettyjohn of Peace Valley, Wayne and Debbie Burnett of Moody and Rolland and Toni Holloway of Thayer...
Haylie Jean Branscum (07/31/08)
Amanda Branscum of Thayer is the mother of a baby girl, Haylie Jean Branscum. She was born at 6:59 a.m. July 22, 2008, at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains. She weighed 6 pounds and was 12-1/2 inches long. Her siblings are Barton, 5; Kirsten, 3; and Kylie, 1. Grandparents are Randy and Shirley Henry of Thayer...
Jacob David Holloway (07/31/08)
David Holloway and Brandy Pettyjohn of West Plains are the parents of a baby boy, Jacob David Holloway. He was born at 12:25 a.m., July 19, 2008, at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains. He weighed 7 pounds, 10 ounces and was 21-1/4 inches long. His sibling is Mathew, 3. Grandparents are Scott and Laura Pettyjohn of Peace Valley, Wayne and Debbie Burnett of Moody and Rolland and Toni Holloway of Thayer...
Clara Elizabeth Crews (07/31/08)
Martin and Leigh Ann Crews of West Plains are the parents of a baby girl, Clara Elizabeth. She was born at 3:45 a.m. July 20, 2008, at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains. She weighed 7 pounds, 14-1/2 ounces and was 20 inches long. Her siblings are Abigail, 7; Katie, 4; and Rebecca, 2. Grandparents are Kathy Miller of West Plains; Ralph and Rhonda Maddeaux of Thayer and Bill and Dorothy Crews of Thayer...
Aubry Edwards Teague (07/31/08)
Kameron Teague would like to announce the birth of her baby brother, Aubry Edwards Teague. Aubry was born at Baxter Regional Hospital on July 21, 2008. He weighed 6 pounds, 5 ounces and was 19 inches long. Proud parents are Aaron and Karinda Teague of Calico Rock. Maternal grandparents are Pete and Linda Edwards of Melbourne and paternal grandparents are Gary and Jan Teague of Calico Rock...
Clinton "Cash" Moore (07/31/08)
Shelby Dean Moore would like to announce the birth of her brother, Clinton "Cash" Moore. Cash was born at Baxter Regional Medical Center in Mountain Home on July 3, 2008, at 11:30 p.m. He weighed 7 pounds, 7.1 ounces and was 18-3/4 inches long. Proud parents are Travis and Deana Moore. He was also welcomed home by his maternal grandparents, Clinton Dean and Kathy Sisco of Cherokee Village and many other family and friends...
Clinton "Cash" Moore (07/31/08)
Shelby Dean Moore would like to announce the birth of her brother, Clinton "Cash" Moore. Cash was born at Baxter Regional Medical Center in Mountain Home on July 3, 2008, at 11:30 p.m. He weighed 7 pounds, 7.1 ounces and was 18-3/4 inches long. Proud parents are Travis and Deana Moore. He was also welcomed home by his maternal grandparents, Clinton Dean and Kathy Sisco of Cherokee Village and many other family and friends...
Cantrell -- Van Gent (07/31/08)
Monica Yvonne Cantrell and Jan-Michael Van Gent were married on Pensacola Beach, on July 19. The bride is the daughter of David and Sheila Miller of West Plains, Mo., and Randy Cantrell of Thayer, Mo. She is the granddaughter of Carroll and Emma Garrison of Myrtle, Mo., Molly Cantrell and the late Bud Cantrell of Thayer, Mo., and the great-granddaughter of Lucille Garrison and the late Rev. Herman Garrison of Myrtle, Mo...
Cantrell -- Van Gent (07/31/08)
Monica Yvonne Cantrell and Jan-Michael Van Gent were married on Pensacola Beach, on July 19. The bride is the daughter of David and Sheila Miller of West Plains, Mo., and Randy Cantrell of Thayer, Mo. She is the granddaughter of Carroll and Emma Garrison of Myrtle, Mo., Molly Cantrell and the late Bud Cantrell of Thayer, Mo., and the great-granddaughter of Lucille Garrison and the late Rev. Herman Garrison of Myrtle, Mo...
Mitchener -- Smith (07/31/08)
Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Mitchener of Alton, Mo., would like to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Jessica Whitney Mitchener to Kevin Ray Smith, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Smith of Willow Springs. The bride-to-be is the granddaughter of Charles David and Wanda Melton and Charlotte Mitchener of Couch, Mo., and the late Robert Mitchener...
Jones -- McClure (07/31/08)
David and Donna Jones and Shelly and Jim Snow of Melbourne announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Tanya Mae Jones to Larron Gilbert McClure, son of Larry McClure of Portland, Ore., and Phyllis and Kennith Frazier of Mount Pleasant...
Hite -- Hill (07/31/08)
Sydnee Hite would like to announce the upcoming marriage of her mother, Jennifer Lynne Hite to Bryon Lee Hill. Jennifer is the daughter of the late Lynne Harris, Garry Harris of Cherokee Village and Robert Hite of Chicago, Ill. Bryon Hill is the son of the late Ray Hill and Kenny and Blanche Warren of Glencoe...
Smith -- Bateman (07/31/08)
Ashley Marie Smith of Salem and Joshua Steven Bateman of Marmaduke will exchange vows Friday, Aug. 8 at 7 p.m. at the Immanuel Baptist Church in Salem. The bridegroom-elect is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Steve Bateman of Marmaduke. All friends and relatives are invited to the wedding and to the reception, which will follow at the church...
Hite -- Hill (07/31/08)
Sydnee Hite would like to announce the upcoming marriage of her mother, Jennifer Lynne Hite to Bryon Lee Hill. Jennifer is the daughter of the late Lynne Harris, Garry Harris of Cherokee Village and Robert Hite of Chicago, Ill. Bryon Hill is the son of the late Ray Hill and Kenny and Blanche Warren of Glencoe...
Smith -- Bateman (07/31/08)
Ashley Marie Smith of Salem and Joshua Steven Bateman of Marmaduke will exchange vows Friday, Aug. 8 at 7 p.m. at the Immanuel Baptist Church in Salem. The bridegroom-elect is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Steve Bateman of Marmaduke. All friends and relatives are invited to the wedding and to the reception, which will follow at the church...
Jones -- McClure (07/31/08)
David and Donna Jones and Shelly and Jim Snow of Melbourne announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Tanya Mae Jones to Larron Gilbert McClure, son of Larry McClure of Portland, Ore., and Phyllis and Kennith Frazier of Mount Pleasant...
Mitchener -- Smith (07/31/08)
Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Mitchener of Alton, Mo., would like to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Jessica Whitney Mitchener to Kevin Ray Smith, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Smith of Willow Springs. The bride-to-be is the granddaughter of Charles David and Wanda Melton and Charlotte Mitchener of Couch, Mo., and the late Robert Mitchener...
Hite -- Hill (07/31/08)
Sydnee Hite would like to announce the upcoming marriage of her mother, Jennifer Lynne Hite to Bryon Lee Hill. Jennifer is the daughter of the late Lynne Harris, Garry Harris of Cherokee Village and Robert Hite of Chicago, Ill. Bryon Hill is the son of the late Ray Hill and Kenny and Blanche Warren of Glencoe...
Joneses to celebrate 60 years (07/31/08)
Norvin Jones and Betty Jo Grimes were married on July 22, 1948, at the Baptist Church in Braggadocio, Mo. Norvin grew up in Hickory Ridge, Ark., and Betty Jo grew up in Braggadocio. Norvin was in the 62nd Troop Carrier Group of the Army Air Corp and was a C-47 pilot in the Mediterranean Theatre during World War II. After the war, he and Betty Jo met at Ouachita Baptist University in Arkansas where they were both studying...
Partons to celebrate 65th wedding anniversary (07/31/08)
Bill and Bonnie Parton of Route 2, Thayer, will celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary Aug. 2. they were married Aug, 2, 1943 in Monette, Ark. The Partons are the parents of two children, Jewel and Louise Parton of Spartenburg, S.C., and Jane and John Yancey of Thayer. They also have four grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren...
Partons to celebrate 65th wedding anniversary (07/31/08)
Bill and Bonnie Parton of Route 2, Thayer, will celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary Aug. 2. they were married Aug, 2, 1943 in Monette, Ark. The Partons are the parents of two children, Jewel and Louise Parton of Spartenburg, S.C., and Jane and John Yancey of Thayer. They also have four grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren...
Joneses to celebrate 60 years (07/31/08)
Norvin Jones and Betty Jo Grimes were married on July 22, 1948, at the Baptist Church in Braggadocio, Mo. Norvin grew up in Hickory Ridge, Ark., and Betty Jo grew up in Braggadocio. Norvin was in the 62nd Troop Carrier Group of the Army Air Corp and was a C-47 pilot in the Mediterranean Theatre during World War II. After the war, he and Betty Jo met at Ouachita Baptist University in Arkansas where they were both studying...
Joneses to celebrate 60 years (07/31/08)
Norvin Jones and Betty Jo Grimes were married on July 22, 1948, at the Baptist Church in Braggadocio, Mo. Norvin grew up in Hickory Ridge, Ark., and Betty Jo grew up in Braggadocio. Norvin was in the 62nd Troop Carrier Group of the Army Air Corp and was a C-47 pilot in the Mediterranean Theatre during World War II. After the war, he and Betty Jo met at Ouachita Baptist University in Arkansas where they were both studying...
Oregon County Sheriff's Report (07/31/08)
David A, Vanover, 19, of Marshall, Ark., was arrested July 22 and charged with careless and imprudent driving and leaving the scene of an accident. He posted $1,000 bond and is scheduled to be in court next month. Liannais K. Lawrence, 23, of Alton, was charged on July 23 with minor in possession of intoxicants...
Alton Police Report (07/31/08)
Gary Wayne Crabtree, 49, was arrested July 25 on an out of state warrant from Winnebago, Ill., for aggrieved driving after losing his license. He is in the Oregon County Jail at Alton with a bond set at $2,500. Christopher Reed, 44, of Alton was arrested July 26 and charged with driving while intoxicated...
Thayer Police Report (07/31/08)
Michael S. Omara, 36, of West Plains was arrested July 28. He was charged with stealing and driving while revoked. As of press time Omara was in the Thayer City Jail with no bond set.