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Stories from Thursday, August 14, 2008

Sharp County, will it be wet? (08/14/08)
Sharp County residents who signed the petition to place the wet/dry issue on the November ballot are now being tallied, while opposing advocates of the issue are beginning to disclose contradicting facts. The group supporting the vote towards becoming a wet county, Save Energy Reap Taxes (SERT) turned in their petition form Aug. 6 with over 6,000 signatures to be counted...
Council says, 'Build it' (08/14/08)
After six years of deliberation and many denied bids, Hardy will finally begin construction on a new firehouse annex. "It's time to get it built if we're going to do it," Hardy Mayor Nina Thornton said. At the Aug. 5 monthly meeting of the Hardy City Council, Mayor Thornton explained that the city had more than enough funds to finally begin the firehouse project thanks to the grants from the Arkansas Economic Development Committee totalling approximately $60,000. ...
Hybrids -- not an option for everyone (08/14/08)
Looking back at the past, many people were probably expecting to be flying around in jet packs, driving sleek, faster-than-a-cannonball roadsters or traveling through dimensions in space and time to get where they need to go within the blink of an eye when the 21st century rolled around. Very few people with futuristic imaginations imagined that the world would be hard-pressed for oil and there being no chance of us earthlings establishing a colony on the moon anytime soon...
Break-ins under investigation (08/14/08)
Three churches and a radio station were broken into around 1 a.m., Aug. 4 in Highland and Cherokee Village. KSAR radio station had some commission checks stolen. Investigating officer, Kyle Crawford said, "There was a forced entry on the side door."...
Fugitives claim to be carnies (08/14/08)
Two people wanted by the Missouri State Police Department tried to escape the law by claiming they were carnival workers at the fair in Salem according to Salem Police Chief Albert Roork. The Salem Police Department aided the South Central Missouri Drug Task Force in capturing Helen Marie Prokopovich, 33, and Billy Joe Greer, 28, both of West Plains...
Students gear up for school (08/14/08)
Ah, one can almost smell the rubber of erasers, chalk dust and sweaty kids in the air as the first day of the school year approaches. Teachers painstakingly prepare their classrooms and parents breathe a sigh of relief to have their kids out of their hair...
Viola School District to build new high school (08/14/08)
Beep, beep, beep; and tap, tap, tap are among a few of the rumbling and clanging sounds that will come from the hill that Viola School sits on. This coming school year brings building changes to Viola High School. Because of the increased millage back in February the school is going to have a new high school...
Correction (08/14/08)
Fulton County Hospital is offering free colon screening tests, not colonoscopies, through the month of August to anyone who wishes to have one done. Those who wish to have a free colon screening test should come by the hospital's outpatient center from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. to pick up their packet. For more information call 895-2691...
Beeching receives training (08/14/08)
Fulton County Judge Charles Willet presents a certificate of correspondence training for veteran's affairs to the veteran's service officer of Fulton County Ron Beeching. Beeching will start his training in September to upgrade technology and resources to better serve the veterans in the area. Photo by Emily McIntosh...
Another wreck on 395 north (08/14/08)
Aug. 6 at approximately 7:30 p.m., on Highway 395 north near Moko, a 18-year-old girl lost control of her vehicle going over the bridge and into a creek. The bridge had no guard rails. There were no injuries. Photo by Emily McIntosh
8,400 pot plants seized (08/14/08)
About 40 acres of land containing more than 8,400 marijuana plants was converged on by various law enforcement agencies in eastern Izard County on Aug. 5. Four arrests were made in the raid, and two who fled the scene were later captured and arrested in Sharp County on Aug. 7. The six arrested were of Hispanic origin and did not have local addresses...
Viola City Council discusses road work (08/14/08)
EViola's mayor, Jackie Estes called a special city council meeting Tuesday, Aug. 5 at city hall. The main purpose of the meeting was to talk about street bids to fix several roads that had been damaged by heavy flooding in March. The roads in question were Pickern Hall Road, Circle Drive, the driveway at the Bank of Salem and Longhorn Drive from the Viola school band room to Highway 223...
Hybrids -- not an option for everyone (08/14/08)
Emily McIntosh Staff Writer Looking back at the past, many people were probably expecting to be flying around in jet packs, driving sleek, faster-than-a-cannonball roadsters or traveling through dimensions in space and time to get where they need to go within the blink of an eye when the 21st century rolled around. ...
Woman claims to see Mountain Lion (08/14/08)
Betty Hewett in Viola has seen some pretty amazing sights in her backyard lately. Hewett has been keeping tabs on a large cat that has been stalking about her backyard. When she first saw the cat she said, "I thought I might have been hallucinating. I didn't really know what it was."...
Charges filed in 2007 jail fire (08/14/08)
ALTON -- Oregon County Prosecuting Attorney Fred O'Neill has filed two charges against one of the inmates who was involved the fire at the Oregon County Courthouse Sept. 6, 2007. According to a probable cause statement from O'Neill's office, Nicholas C. Pacheco, 19, has been charged with a class A felony of arson in the first degree and class A felony of murder in the second degree...
Charges filed in 2007 jail fire (08/14/08)
ALTON -- Oregon County Prosecuting Attorney Fred O'Neill has filed two charges against one of the inmates who was involved the fire at the Oregon County Courthouse Sept. 6, 2007. According to a probable cause statement from O'Neill's office, Nicholas C. Pacheco, 19, has been charged with a class A felony of arson in the first degree and class A felony of murder in the second degree...
A glimpse of history (08/14/08)
MAMMOTH SPRING -- The 115th Old Soldiers, Sailors, Marines and Air Force Reunion is in full swing this week at Mammoth Spring State Park. Reunion activities will wind down late Saturday night with the carnival pulling out of town and heading to their next fair or activity...
Bones belong to Native American Indian (08/14/08)
THAYER -- What was first thought to be skeletal remains from the Civil War era, found along the banks of the Warm Fork River on Thayer city property, have now been identified as remains of a Native American Indian possibly dating back 1,000 to 1,500 years...
Underwood sweeps sheriff's race (08/14/08)
OREGON COUNTY -- George Underwood will take over as sheriff of Oregon County starting Jan. 1, 2009. "This was a close race, Mr. Ward has served the citizens of Oregon County for four terms, and I would like to thank him for his many years of dedicated service to our communities. ...
New SMN Web site offers many features (08/14/08)
A growing number of our readers never pick up the newspaper. Instead, they head to their computer and type in www.southmissouriannews.com to view the latest news in the area. In the past, The News and The South Missourian News have shared a Web page, but that has now changed as each publication has its own unique Web address...
Bunting says ... No breaks for drunk drivers (08/14/08)
THAYER -- Thayer Assistant Police Chief Michael Bunting, 36, is originally from Nebraska. He moved to Oregon County, Alton, in 1993. He worked for a while at Ledgerwood Lumber in Alton and at Thayer at Jones Glass . His mother Susan Watts and sister Kathy Vater live at Alton...
Final election results released (08/14/08)
Jan Thompson Staff Writer OREGON COUNTY -- Oregon County Circuit Clerk Gary Hensley said everything went pretty smooth in the Aug. 5 Primary Election in Oregon County. Hensley had predicted a voter turnout of 36 percent. "There are 6,783 registered voters in Oregon County. Our turnout for the primary election was 32.5 percent. Statewide only 19 percent of the voters turnedout to vote in the primary," he said...
Cannon dedication slated during Old soldier's reunion (08/14/08)
MAMMOTH SPRING -- A dedication of the cannon at Mammoth Spring State Park will be Aug. 16 at 1 p.m. According to Park Superintendent Dave Jackson, a color guard will be present and he will give the welcome to guests. The invocation will be presented by Richard Robinson, pastor of the Thayer Freewill Baptist Church...
House Fire (08/14/08)
A house located just south of Mammoth Spring on Highway 9 was destroyed by fire around 11 a.m. Aug. 8. It is the old Truman Frazier house and was being rented by the Mark Huckabee family. At this time the cause of the fire is unknown. Photo by Jan Thompson...
Fitness trail complete (08/14/08)
MAMMOTH SPRING -- All that is left to complete the fitness trail at Mammoth Spring City Park is the signs at some stations that explain what that specific piece of equipment will do. The fitness trail at the Mammoth Spring City Park is made up of stations for exercising the body and to promote good health. Some fitness trails are natural but the one at Mammoth Spring is of man made materials...
Council calls Council calls (08/14/08)
THAYER -- The Thayer City Council called a special meeting Aug. 5 at 2 p.m. at Thayer City Hall. The meeting was called to order by Mayor Pro-Tem Steve Alford. Police Chief David Bailey addressed the council about the skeletal remains found near the Warm Fork River. ...
Salem, Izard County post season-opening golf wins (08/14/08)
The Salem Greyhounds and Izard County Lady Cougars topped their respective divisions in season-opening golf action Aug. 7 at The Course at Turkey Mountain in Horseshoe Bend. The Hounds shot a team-total of 119 to win the boys' competition, while the Lady Cougars carded a 148, good for first place on the girls' side...
AGFC accepting applications (08/14/08)
Looking for a career change or the opportunity to work in specialized fields of enforcement? The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission could be just the place for you. From now until Aug. 31, the AGFC is taking applications for its next class of wildlife officers. Becoming a wildlife officer is much more than just checking hunting and fishing licenses...
Discovery of forest pest triggers state, federal response (08/14/08)
State and federal officials are working overtime to determine the extent of an emerald ash borer infestation at Wappapello Lake and to develop a strategy for containing the problem. The infestation came to light July 23 when U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists discovered seven suspicious beetles on traps at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Greenville Recreation Area in Wayne County. Officials with the USDA confirmed the identity of the insects last week...
Close games, story of year for Spring River softballers (08/14/08)
The July 31 game for the Spring River softballers against Trumann and Jonesboro at the Ash Flat Ballpark was rained out. So far this has been an interesting year for the softball team. The teams Spring River have played has been pretty evenly matched and most of the games have been close...
Duck hunters may access public areas to repair blinds (08/14/08)
Waterfowl hunters who make use of public duck blinds on several northeast Arkansas public hunting areas will soon get their chance to perform maintenance work on these public blinds. Sportsmen may access Big Lake, St. Francis Sunken Lands and Dave Donaldson Black River WMAs from Aug. 16 through Aug. 31, to maintain public duck blinds, waterfowl hunting holes and boat lanes...
AGFC accepting applications (08/14/08)
Looking for a career change or the opportunity to work in specialized fields of enforcement? The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission could be just the place for you. From now until Aug. 31, the AGFC is taking applications for its next class of wildlife officers. Becoming a wildlife officer is much more than just checking hunting and fishing licenses...
Winona logger wins top honors (08/14/08)
Missouri Department of Conservation Resource Forester Michael Norris had difficulty nominating this year's Missouri Logger of the Year Award winner. The problem was not lack of qualified nominees. He simply ran out of superlatives to describe the work of Larry Young...
Legends of golf ready to showcase talents (08/14/08)
They're coming. Twenty of the most recognizable names in LPGA history are set to descend opon our region for one memorable weekend of golfing excitement. And it's all for an excellent cause. The first-ever Horseshoe Bend Invitational, scheduled for Sept. ...
Lady Grizzlies prepare for season with alumni match (08/14/08)
Area residents can get their first look at the Missouri State University-West Plains 2008 Lady Grizzly volleyball team in action at 2 p.m. Aug. 16 during the annual Lady Grizzly Alumni volleyball match at the West Plains Civic Center. The contest will be free and will pit the 2008 Lady Grizzlies against several players from previous squads...
Knight calls 2008 schedule "tough" (08/14/08)
"Our schedule is tough, but I wanted it to be." That's how Trish Kissiar-Knight, head coach of the Missouri State University-West Plains Lady Grizzly Volleyball team, described the slate of matches and tournaments she has scheduled for the 2008 season...
Chance of a lifetime still available (08/14/08)
Ever dream about what it would be like to tee it up with some of the most legendary names in golf? According to Turkey Mountain Golf Pro Chuck McNeight, tournament director of the Horseshoe Bend Invitational, a few spots are still open in The Legends Tour pro-am stop scheduled for Sept. 28-29...
Ralph Jones (08/14/08)
Ralph Jones, 83, of Cherokee Village, Ark., died Aug. 3, 2008, in Mountain Home, Ark. He was retired from Ford Motor Company. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and was one of the first Navy Seals. He is survived by: his wife, Joan Jones of the home; a daughter, Shelley Worth of Toledo, Ohio; sons, David Jones of Cherokee Village, Kevin Jones of Boston, Mass., Robert Jones of Camp Arifjan, Kuwait; a sister, Shirley Geiman of Toledo, Ohio; 13 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild...
Willie Elden Gilbert (08/14/08)
Willie Elden Gilbert, 73, of Horseshoe Bend, Ark., son of the late Willie Green and Dora Virgeline (Whitehead) Gilbert, was born Dec. 10, 1934, in Jonesboro, Ark. He died Aug. 6, 2008, at the Fulton County Hospital in Salem, Ark. He was united in marriage to June Lansford on June 14, 1953, at Jonesboro...
Donald Joe May (08/14/08)
Donald Joe May, 66, of Ravenden, Ark., died Aug. 2, 2008, at St. Bernard's Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro, Ark. He was born March 12, 1942, in Mammoth Spring, Ark., the son of Charles P. May and Myrtle Irene (Angotti) May. He worked many years as a truck driver. He was united in marriage to Janet Honeycutt on Oct. 22, 1976. He was a member of the Lighthouse Baptist Church...
Robert Morgan (08/14/08)
Robert Phillip Morgan, 91, of Horseshoe Bend, Ark., was born on July 27, 1917, at Youngstown, Ohio, to parents Henry C. and Anna (Nager) Morgan. He died Aug. 7, 2008, at the White River Medical Center in Batesville, Ark. He worked in the steel industry with Republic Steel in Youngstown and Pittsburgh, Atlas Steels in Welland, Ontario and Copperweld Steel in Warren, Ohio, where he served in middle management. ...
George Lancaster (08/14/08)
George Monty Lancaster, 55, of Viola, Ark., died Aug. 4, 2008, at his home. Funeral services were held Aug. 6 at the Cox-Blevins Chapel in Salem, Ark., with burial following in the Viola Cemetery. The funeral arrangements were under the direction of Cox-Blevins Funeral Home of Salem...
Marjorie "Dolly" White (08/14/08)
Marjorie Ruth "Dolly" White, of Mammoth Spring, Ark., daughter of the late Murlin Joseph Portwood and Nina Smedley Portwood, was born on Feb. 18, 1933, in Harvey, Ill. She died Aug. 8, 2008, at Fulton County Hospital in Salem at the age of 75. She was united in marriage to Gilbert Dean White on Jan. 19, 1950, at Harvey, Ill. To this union three children were born...
Willie Elden Gilbert (08/14/08)
Willie Elden Gilbert, 73, of Horseshoe Bend, Ark., son of the late Willie Green and Dora Virgeline (Whitehead) Gilbert, was born Dec. 10, 1934, in Jonesboro, Ark. He died Aug. 6, 2008, at the Fulton County Hospital in Salem, Ark. He was united in marriage to June Lansford on June 14, 1953, at Jonesboro...
Ralph Jones (08/14/08)
Ralph Jones, 83, of Cherokee Village, Ark., died Aug. 3, 2008, in Mountain Home, Ark. He was retired from Ford Motor Company. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and was one of the first Navy Seals. He is survived by: his wife, Joan Jones of the home; a daughter, Shelley Worth of Toledo, Ohio; sons, David Jones of Cherokee Village, Kevin Jones of Boston, Mass., Robert Jones of Camp Arifjan, Kuwait; a sister, Shirley Geiman of Toledo, Ohio; 13 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild...
Jeanie Deaton (08/14/08)
Jeanie Deaton, 73, of Unionville, Mo., (formerly of Vienna, Mo.) died at her home July 25, 2008 following a brief illness. Norma Jean "Jeanie" (Rice) Deaton was born Oct. 21, 1934, the daughter of Oscar and Reatha (McKinney) Rice. She was united in marriage to former husband John Deaton in 1954 and to this union four children were born...
Robert Phillip Morgan (08/14/08)
Robert Phillip Morgan, 91, of Horseshoe Bend, Ark., was born on July 27, 1917, at Youngstown, Ohio, to parents Henry C. and Anna (Nager) Morgan. He died Aug. 7, 2008, at the White River Medical Center in Batesville, Ark. He worked in the steel industry with Republic Steel in Youngstown and Pittsburgh, Atlas Steels in Welland, Ontario and Copperweld Steel in Warren, Ohio, where he served in middle management. ...
Gaylon Perryman (08/14/08)
Gaylon Orwin Perryman, of Viola, Ark., son of the late John Darrel Perryman and Velma Rainey Perryman, was born March 16, 1931, in Viola, Ark. He died Aug. 8, 2008, at the age of 77. He was united in marriage to Georgia Lee Sears on Aug. 11, 1949, in Pineville, Ark. To this union two children were born...
Warren T. Simpson (08/14/08)
Warren Thomas Simpson, 88, was born the son of Thomas Jason Simpson and Cordelia Warren Simpson on April 14, 1920, in Alton, Mo., and died Aug. 1, 2008, in Gainesville, Mo. He was united in marriage on May 13, 1942, in Alton, Mo., to Jewell Thompson...
Loyce "Kewpie" Scott (08/14/08)
Loyce "Kewpie" Aleen Scott, 86, was born Dec. 31, 1921, in Dove Creek, Colo., the daughter of the late Elvis Madison Thomasson and Elsie Trimble Thomasson. She died Aug. 3, 2008, at her home in Mammoth Spring, Ark. She was united in marriage on Oct. 6, 1947, at Mammoth Spring, Ark., to Clifford Scott...
Donald Joe May (08/14/08)
Donald Joe May, 66, of Ravenden, Ark., died Aug. 2, 2008, at St. Bernard's Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro, Ark. He was born March 12, 1942, in Mammoth Spring, Ark., the son of Charles P. May and Myrtle Irene (Angotti) May. He worked many years as a truck driver...
George Lancaster (08/14/08)
George Monty Lancaster, 55, of Viola, Ark., died Aug. 4, 2008, at his home. Funeral services were held Aug. 6 at the Cox-Blevins Chapel in Salem, Ark., with burial following in the Viola Cemetery. The funeral arrangements were under the direction of Cox-Blevins Funeral Home of Salem...
Marjorie "Dolly" White (08/14/08)
Marjorie Ruth "Dolly" White, of Mammoth Spring, Ark., daughter of the late Murlin Joseph Portwood and Nina Smedley Portwood, was born on Feb. 18, 1933, in Harvey, Ill. She died Aug. 8, 2008, at Fulton County Hospital in Salem at the age of 75. She was united in marriage to Gilbert Dean White on Jan. 19, 1950, at Harvey, Ill. To this union three children were born...
Willie Elden Gilbert (08/14/08)
Willie Elden Gilbert, 73, of Horseshoe Bend, Ark., son of the late Willie Green and Dora Virgeline (Whitehead) Gilbert, was born Dec. 10, 1934, in Jonesboro, Ark. He died Aug. 6, 2008, at the Fulton County Hospital in Salem, Ark. He was united in marriage to June Lansford on June 14, 1953, at Jonesboro...
Ralph Jones (08/14/08)
Ralph Jones, 83, of Cherokee Village, Ark., died Aug. 3, 2008, in Mountain Home, Ark. He was retired from Ford Motor Company. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and was one of the first Navy Seals. He is survived by: his wife, Joan Jones of the home; a daughter, Shelley Worth of Toledo, Ohio; sons, David Jones of Cherokee Village, Kevin Jones of Boston, Mass., Robert Jones of Camp Arifjan, Kuwait; a sister, Shirley Geiman of Toledo, Ohio; 13 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild...
Jeanie Deaton (08/14/08)
Jeanie Deaton, 73, of Unionville, Mo., (formerly of Vienna, Mo.) died at her home July 25, 2008 following a brief illness. Norma Jean "Jeanie" (Rice) Deaton was born Oct. 21, 1934, the daughter of Oscar and Reatha (McKinney) Rice. She was united in marriage to former husband John Deaton in 1954 and to this union four children were born...
Robert Phillip Morgan (08/14/08)
Robert Phillip Morgan, 91, of Horseshoe Bend, Ark., was born on July 27, 1917, at Youngstown, Ohio, to parents Henry C. and Anna (Nager) Morgan. He died Aug. 7, 2008, at the White River Medical Center in Batesville, Ark. He worked in the steel industry with Republic Steel in Youngstown and Pittsburgh, Atlas Steels in Welland, Ontario and Copperweld Steel in Warren, Ohio, where he served in middle management. ...
Gaylon Perryman (08/14/08)
Gaylon Orwin Perryman, of Viola, Ark., son of the late John Darrel Perryman and Velma Rainey Perryman, was born March 16, 1931, in Viola, Ark. He died Aug. 8, 2008, at the age of 77. He was united in marriage to Georgia Lee Sears on Aug. 11, 1949, in Pineville, Ark. To this union two children were born...
Warren T. Simpson (08/14/08)
Warren Thomas Simpson, 88, was born the son of Thomas Jason Simpson and Cordelia Warren Simpson on April 14, 1920, in Alton, Mo., and died Aug. 1, 2008, in Gainesville, Mo. He was united in marriage on May 13, 1942, in Alton, Mo., to Jewell Thompson...
Loyce "Kewpie" Scott (08/14/08)
Loyce "Kewpie" Aleen Scott, 86, was born Dec. 31, 1921, in Dove Creek, Colo., the daughter of the late Elvis Madison Thomasson and Elsie Trimble Thomasson. She died Aug. 3, 2008, at her home in Mammoth Spring, Ark. She was united in marriage on Oct. 6, 1947, at Mammoth Spring, Ark., to Clifford Scott...
Donald Joe May (08/14/08)
Donald Joe May, 66, of Ravenden, Ark., died Aug. 2, 2008, at St. Bernard's Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro, Ark. He was born March 12, 1942, in Mammoth Spring, Ark., the son of Charles P. May and Myrtle Irene (Angotti) May. He worked many years as a truck driver...
Kaleb Gage Tipton (08/14/08)
Leon Tipton and Ginger Payne of Koshkonong are the parents of a baby boy, Kaleb Gage Tipton. He was born at 2:43 p.m., Aug. 2, 2008, at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains. He weighed 9 pounds, 4-1/2 ounces and was 22 inches long. Grandparents are Roger Payne of Mexico, Mo., Brenda Payne of Fulton, Jim Mitchell of Koshkonong and Mary Mitchell of Koshkonong...
Derrick Thomas Owsley (08/14/08)
Thomas and Kim Owsley of Mountain Home, Ark., are the proud parents of a baby boy, Derrick Thomas Owsley. He was born at 4:22 p.m. June 12, 2008, at Baxter Regional Hospital in Mountain Home.  He weighed 6 pounds, 12 ounces and was 19-3/4 inches long...
Audrey Michelle Wooldridge (08/14/08)
Allen and Michelle Wooldridge announce the birth of a daughter, Audrey Michelle Wooldridge, born July 31, 2008, at St. Bernards Hospital in Jonesboro. She weighed 8 pounds, 2 ounces. Her sibling is Alexander Wooldridge, 2-1/2. Grandparents are Winston and Shirley Wooldridge of Paragould and Macel Henry and the late Floyd Henry of Paragould...
Makayla Lynn Johnson (08/14/08)
Steven Johnson and Heidi Hilton of Cheraw, S.C., announces the birth of their daughter, Makayla Lynn Johnson. She was born Sunday, July 13, 2008, at Chesterfield General in Cheraw, S.C. She weighed 6 pounds, 15 ounces and was 21 inches long. Grandparents are Judy Dunaway of Salem, Ark., Johnnie and Donna Allen of Cheraw, S.C., and Mike Johnson of Rockingham, N.C...
Makayla Lynn Johnson (08/14/08)
Steven Johnson and Heidi Hilton of Cheraw, S.C., announces the birth of their daughter, Makayla Lynn Johnson. She was born Sunday, July 13, 2008, at Chesterfield General in Cheraw, S.C. She weighed 6 pounds, 15 ounces and was 21 inches long. Grandparents are Judy Dunaway of Salem, Ark., Johnnie and Donna Allen of Cheraw, S.C., and Mike Johnson of Rockingham, N.C...
Derrick Thomas Owsley (08/14/08)
Thomas and Kim Owsley of Mountain Home, Ark., are the proud parents of a baby boy, Derrick Thomas Owsley. He was born at 4:22 p.m. June 12, 2008, at Baxter Regional Hospital in Mountain Home.  He weighed 6 pounds, 12 ounces and was 19-3/4 inches long...
Audrey Michelle Wooldridge (08/14/08)
Allen and Michelle Wooldridge announce the birth of a daughter, Audrey Michelle Wooldridge, born July 31, 2008, at St. Bernards Hospital in Jonesboro. She weighed 8 pounds, 2 ounces. Her sibling is Alexander Wooldridge, 2-1/2. Grandparents are Winston and Shirley Wooldridge of Paragould and Macel Henry and the late Floyd Henry of Paragould...
Kaleb Gage Tipton (08/14/08)
Leon Tipton and Ginger Payne of Koshkonong are the parents of a baby boy, Kaleb Gage Tipton. He was born at 2:43 p.m., Aug. 2, 2008, at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains. He weighed 9 pounds, 4-1/2 ounces and was 22 inches long. Grandparents are Roger Payne of Mexico, Mo., Brenda Payne of Fulton, Jim Mitchell of Koshkonong and Mary Mitchell of Koshkonong...
Tankersley -- Ayers (08/14/08)
Lisa Tankersley and James Ayers were joined in marriage on July 18 at Papoose Park in Cherokee Village, Ark.
Tankersley -- Ayers (08/14/08)
Lisa Tankersley and James Ayers were joined in marriage on July 18 at Papoose Park in Cherokee Village, Ark.
Tankersley -- Ayers (08/14/08)
Lisa Tankersley and James Ayers were joined in marriage on July 18 at Papoose Park in Cherokee Village, Ark.
Bassham -- Ford (08/14/08)
Earl and Donna Bassham of West Plains announce the engagement of their daughter, Diana Bassham to Jason Ford, son of Mitch and Robyn Ford, Jonesboro, Ark. Jason is a 2003 graduate of Weiner High School and is a firefighter for the Jonesboro Fire Department...
Bassham -- Ford (08/14/08)
Earl and Donna Bassham of West Plains announce the engagement of their daughter, Diana Bassham to Jason Ford, son of Mitch and Robyn Ford, Jonesboro, Ark. Jason is a 2003 graduate of Weiner High School and is a firefighter for the Jonesboro Fire Department...
Couples to celebrate 50th and 60th anniversaries (08/14/08)
Donald and Glenda Heern, will be celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary and Kenneth and Lynne Paeth will be celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary. The couples are hosting an open house in Cherokee Village at the  North Golf Course Recreation room on Aug. 16 from 2-5 p.m. All family and friends are invited to attend this happy occasion...
Lusbys to celebrate 50th wedding anniversary (08/14/08)
Chuck and Louise Lusby will be celebrating 50 years of marriage on Sept. 6. The celebration will be with their four sons and other family in Baltimore, Md., where the couple lived before moving to Cherokee Village nine years ago.
Morrises to celebrate 60th anniversary (08/14/08)
Herman and Wanda Morris will celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary on Sept. 7. They both retired here from Michigan 20 years ago, Herman from Chrysler Motors and Wanda from K-Mart. They have three children, six grandchildren, and 14 great-grandchildren...
Rowlands to celebrate 50th wedding anniversary (08/14/08)
Jim and LeFreda (Cotter) Rowland were married on Aug. 16, 1958, at the Salem United Methodist Church. Jim is the son of the late Clarence and Irma (Paden) Rowland. LeFreda is the daughter of the late Okus and Lucy (Burns) Cotter. A reception will be given by their three children on Sept. ...
Couples to celebrate 50th and 60th anniversaries (08/14/08)
Donald and Glenda Heern, will be celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary and Kenneth and Lynne Paeth will be celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary. The couples are hosting an open house in Cherokee Village at the North Golf Course Recreation room on Aug. 16 from 2-5 p.m. All family and friends are invited to attend this happy occasion...
Lusbys to celebrate 50th wedding anniversary (08/14/08)
Chuck and Louise Lusby will be celebrating 50 years of marriage on Sept. 6. The celebration will be with their four sons and other family in Baltimore, Md., where the couple lived before moving to Cherokee Village nine years ago.
Couples to celebrate 50th and 60th anniversaries (08/14/08)
Donald and Glenda Heern, will be celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary and Kenneth and Lynne Paeth will be celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary. The couples are hosting an open house in Cherokee Village at the North Golf Course Recreation room on Aug. 16 from 2-5 p.m. All family and friends are invited to attend this happy occasion...
Rowlands to celebrate 50th wedding anniversary (08/14/08)
Jim and LeFreda (Cotter) Rowland were married on Aug. 16, 1958, at the Salem United Methodist Church. Jim is the son of the late Clarence and Irma (Paden) Rowland. LeFreda is the daughter of the late Okus and Lucy (Burns) Cotter. A reception will be given by their three children on Sept. ...
Lusbys to celebrate 50th wedding anniversary (08/14/08)
Chuck and Louise Lusby will be celebrating 50 years of marriage on Sept. 6. The celebration will be with their four sons and other family in Baltimore, Md., where the couple lived before moving to Cherokee Village nine years ago.
Sharp County Sheriff's Report (08/14/08)
Mistic Dugard, 19, of Cherokee Village was arrested Aug. 1 on a charge of disorderly conduct. Wesley Nesbit, 21, of Cherokee Village was arrested Aug. 1 on a charge of disorderly conduct. Janet Cronin, 49, (no address given) was arrested Aug. 1 for public intoxication...
Arkansas State Police (08/14/08)
Gaylon P. Evance, 34, of Cherokee Village and passenger, Amanda E. Meister, 10, were taken to Baxter Regional Medical Center for injuries from a car accident on Highway 62 at Crooked Creek Bridge. Evance was charged with a DWI, careless driving and endangering the welfare of a minor. Evance was traveling west on Highway 62 when she ran off the road striking the guard rail, sliding into the ditch and hitting a concrete culvert...
Fulton County Sheriff's Report (08/14/08)
Zach Deckard, 26, of Bethesda was arrested for possession of a controlled substance (marijuana) on July 26. Deckard was cited, and given a court date of Sept. 10 and released. Steven Beeson, 43, of Mammoth Spring was arrested for 3rd degree domestic battery on July 28. Beeson was released on a $320 bond and given a court date of Aug. 13...
Izard County Sheriff's Report (08/14/08)
A Saturday night traffic stop resulted in the arrest of the driver on drug charges. Deputy Gabe Sanders stop a pickup truck for having no license plates and in the glove compartment of vehicle was an ounce of marijuana and rolling papers. Sheriff Tate Lawrence said that John Clay Blake, 21, of Batesville was charged with possession of a controlled substance and possession of an instrument of crime. ...
Fulton County Sheriff's Report (08/14/08)
Steve Plante, 19, of West Plains, Mo., was arrested for driving while intoxicated, no seat belt, driving left of center and failure to maintain control on Aug. 6. Plante was released on $1,420 bond and given a court date. Helen Prokopovich, 33, of West Plains, Mo., was arrested on a Missouri warrant for Class A, B and C felonies on Aug. 7. Prokopovich was transferred to Izard County in lieu of $100,000 bond waiting extradition to Howell County...
Arkansas State Police (08/14/08)
Larry Bird, 58, of Horseshoe Bend was taken to Calico Rock Medical Center Aug. 7 for injuries from a car accident on County Road 9, one mile south of State Highway 56 in Violet Hill at 7:15 a.m. Bird was traveling south when he was negotiating a curve and lost control of his vehicle and ran off the south bound lane and overturned, coming to rest in the south bound lane facing north...
Oregon County Sheriff's Report (08/14/08)
Tracy L. Thomas, 42, of Alton was arrested Aug. 9 and charged with DWI, felony persistant offender, operating a vehicle while her license is revoked and failure to drive on the right side of the roadway, Thomas posted a $3,600 bond. Arlie O. Brinkley, 37, of West Plains, was arrested Aug. 10 and charged with writing bad checks and supplying liquor to a minor. His bond was set at $2,000 and he remains in the Oregon County Jail...
Thayer Police Report (08/14/08)
Heather Ricketts, 17, of Thayer was given a citation for speeding and failure to register a motor vehicle Aug. 9. Sherry Denton, 27, of Thayer was charged with careless and reckless driving. Bret C. Hall, 49, of West Plains was charged with speeding...
Izard County Sheriff's Report (08/14/08)
James Cecil Knight, 29, of Cushman was arrested Aug. 4 on charges of possessing a controlled substance and an instrument of crime. Knight posted bond in the amount of $2,335 and was released from the Izard County Detention Facility. Peter Paul Sutterfield, 32, of Melbourne was arrested Aug. 5 and charged with disorderly conduct and criminal trespass. Sutterfield posted bond Aug. 7 in the amount of $810 and was released from the Izard County Detention Facility...
Sharp County Sheriff's Report (08/14/08)
Mistic Dugard, 19, of Cherokee Village was arrested Aug. 1 on a charge of disorderly conduct. Wesley Nesbit, 21, of Cherokee Village was arrested Aug. 1 on a charge of disorderly conduct. Janet Cronin, 49, (no address given) was arrested Aug. 1 for public intoxication...
Oregon County Sheriff's Report (08/14/08)
Tracy L. Thomas, 42, of Alton was arrested Aug. 9 and charged with DWI, felony persistant offender, operating a vehicle while her license is revoked and failure to drive on the right side of the roadway, Thomas posted a $3,600 bond. Arlie O. Brinkley, 37, of West Plains, was arrested Aug. 10 and charged with writing bad checks and supplying liquor to a minor. His bond was set at $2,000 and he remains in the Oregon County Jail...
Thayer Police Report (08/14/08)
Heather Ricketts, 17, of Thayer was given a citation for speeding and failure to register a motor vehicle Aug. 9. Sherry Denton, 27, of Thayer was charged with careless and reckless driving. Bret C. Hall, 49, of West Plains was charged with speeding...
Fulton County Sheriff's Report (08/14/08)
Steve Plante, 19, of West Plains, Mo., was arrested for driving while intoxicated, no seat belt, driving left of center and failure to maintain control on Aug. 6. Plante was released on $1,420 bond and given a court date. Helen Prokopovich, 33, of West Plains, Mo., was arrested on a Missouri warrant for Class A, B and C felonies on Aug. 7. Prokopovich was transferred to Izard County in lieu of $100,000 bond waiting extradition to Howell County...
Arkansas State Police (08/14/08)
Larry Bird, 58, of Horseshoe Bend was taken to Calico Rock Medical Center Aug. 7 for injuries from a car accident on County Road 9, one mile south of State Highway 56 in Violet Hill at 7:15 a.m. Bird was traveling south when he was negotiating a curve and lost control of his vehicle and ran off the south bound lane and overturned, coming to rest in the south bound lane facing north...
Izard County Sheriff's Report (08/14/08)
James Cecil Knight, 29, of Cushman was arrested Aug. 4 on charges of possessing a controlled substance and an instrument of crime. Knight posted bond in the amount of $2,335 and was released from the Izard County Detention Facility. Peter Paul Sutterfield, 32, of Melbourne was arrested Aug. 5 and charged with disorderly conduct and criminal trespass. Sutterfield posted bond Aug. 7 in the amount of $810 and was released from the Izard County Detention Facility...
Sharp County Sheriff's Report (08/14/08)
Mistic Dugard, 19, of Cherokee Village was arrested Aug. 1 on a charge of disorderly conduct. Wesley Nesbit, 21, of Cherokee Village was arrested Aug. 1 on a charge of disorderly conduct. Janet Cronin, 49, (no address given) was arrested Aug. 1 for public intoxication...
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