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Stories from Thursday, September 4, 2008

Grand Gulf State Park to be topic of meeting (09/04/08)
The Missouri Department of Natural Resources will hold an informational meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 10, to discuss issues related to Grand Gulf State Park near Thayer. The meeting is noon to 1 p.m. at Los Potrillos Restaurant, 210 Risner Avenue, Thayer. The public is invited...
Pacheco heads to court (09/04/08)
ALTON -- A man who has been charged with felony arson and second degree murder will be arraigned in Oregon County Court sometime this week. Nicholas C. Pacheco, 19, is currently being held in the Howell County Jail at West Plains. Oregon County Prosecuting Attorney Fred O'Neill charged Pacheco with knowingly damaging the jail at the Oregon County Courthouse by starting a fire Sept. 7, 2007. As a result of that fire, Jesse Johnson, 17, from Mammoth Spring died...
Mill Creek Bridge rebuilt (09/04/08)
MYRTLE -- Travelers from Arkansas, lumber and log trucks, folks going to the Myrtle Church and folks going to the Walnut Grove Church and even the mail carrier, can now cross Mill Creek bridge south of Myrtle. The bridge located on County Road 277 was destroyed by flood waters April 10...
Protection laws take affect (09/04/08)
MISSOURI -- Missouri is becoming known as one of the toughest states in the country dealing with sexual crimes against children. New child protection laws took affect Aug. 28 providing more safeguards for Missouri children from Internet sexual predators and child pornographers...
Murder trial scheduled to begin in January (09/04/08)
JOREGON COUNTY -- The trial for accused murderer Lance Shockley is scheduled for January 2009, in Howell County. Shockley, from Van Buren, is charged in the March 2005 shooting death of Sgt. Carl Dewayne Graham Jr. near Van Buren. Graham was 37 at the time of his death...
Heritage Day comes to Koshkonong (09/04/08)
KOSHKONONG -- Heritage Day will be held Sept. 13 at the Koshkonong City Park. According to one of the event coordinators, Charles Roark, a full day of activities is planned. The annual salute to veterans will start the day at 10 a.m., followed by speeches from Mayor Bud Adams and Rep. Mike Dethrow...
Retirement reception (09/04/08)
A reception was held Aug. 29 at Thayer City Hall for two retiring city workers. Frank Bernard, at left, worked for the Thayer Police Department for 15 years. Don (Duck) Smith, right, worked for the city for 13 years. Photo by Jan Thompson
Car Accident (09/04/08)
Aug. 26 a car accident occurred on Highway 9 near Camp about 5.5 miles south of Mammoth Spring. The car flipped over and emergency responders had to cut the roof off the vehicle to get the driver out. The driver was sent to Fulton County Hospital. Additional information was not available by press time on Tuesday. Photo by Jan Thompson...
James Martin ... Making a career of law enforcement (09/04/08)
Reporter's note: This is the fourth in a series aimed at introducing the public to those that serve at the Thayer Police Department. THAYER -- James Martin has worked as a patrolman for the Thayer Police Department for one-year and four months. He received his 640 hours of basic law enforcement training from the Missouri Sheriff's Association in West Plains. He is 22-years old and he is not married...
FC Hospital seeking volunteers (09/04/08)
Those who are compassionate towards others and have an urge to help people out or are interested in a future medical field might want to consider volunteering at the Fulton County Hospital. There are many different tasks a hospital volunteer can do. A volunteer can work at the information desk, answer phones, feed patients, help people navigate the facilities and many other helpful tasks...
Fulton County has two contested municipal races (09/04/08)
The deadline for filing for a municipal office was Aug. 26 at noon. In Fulton County there are two contested races and in Izard County there are nine. In Viola, William Duane Barber and Gracie D. Brown have both filed for alderman Position 4. Uncontested positions are Lowell (Jackie) Estes, mayor; Dennis L. Harber, alderman Position 1; Robert L. Wray, alderman Position 2; James W. Collins, alderman Position 3; and Calvin Crawford, alderman Position 5...
Firefighters fight for Muscular Dystrophy (09/04/08)
Imagine a playground or a park on a beautiful day where kids are laughing and playing in a joyous celebration of life. One child, however, is strapped to a wheelchair, unable to move. His small weak arms hang loosely over the arms of the chair. He sees the other children enjoying their day and wants to join them. ...
Hospital board hears tech update (09/04/08)
Amidst pie and coffee, at the request of board member Vicki Fowlkes at the July 28 hospital board meeting, the Fulton County Hospital board members discussed current issues during their regular monthly meeting Aug. 25. Phillip Hughes, chief information officer gave an update on the digital radiology unit. ...
Izard County installs new 9-1-1 system (09/04/08)
Out in the middle of nowhere when an accident occurs, a cell phone can be handy especially when seconds count. But if someone called in an emergency and was in a hurry, too emotional or blacked out in the middle of the call, the 9-1-1 dispatcher might not have been able to get the location of the emergency and the response time could be longer than expected...
Fulton County Hospital seeking volunteers (09/04/08)
Those who are compassionate towards others and have an urge to help people out or are interested in a future medical field might want to consider volunteering at the Fulton County Hospital. There are many different tasks a hospital volunteer can do. A volunteer can work at the information desk, answer phones, feed patients, help people navigate the facilities and many other helpful tasks...
Foster grandparents aid students (09/04/08)
Grannies are those wonderful people who love to have you there just to visit with you and care for you. They love to make people feel special and lift them up when they feel down. That is exactly what the Foster Grandparents do at the Viola Elementary School...
Fulton County residents can still file for stimulus (09/04/08)
More than 70,000 Arkansans have yet to claim their economic stimulus checks and Rep. Marion Berry is encouraging Arkansans to file a tax return before the deadline, even if they don't normally file a return. Everyone must file a 2007 tax return by Oct. 15 in order to receive the rebate check. Individuals can receive up to $600 per individual, $1,200 per married couple and an additional $300 for each child...
Car Accident (09/04/08)
Aug. 26 a car accident occurred on Highway 9 near Camp about 5.5 miles south of Mammoth Spring. The car flipped over and emergency responders had to cut the roof off the vehicle to get the driver out. The driver was sent to Fulton County Hospital. Additional information was not available by press time on Tuesday. Photo by Emily McIntosh...
Unknown drugs found during traffic stop (09/04/08)
Melissa Marie Foster, 36, of Mammoth Spring was arrested Aug. 16 for suspicion of DWI. While patrolling east on State Highway 62 Aug. 16, Reserve Deputy/Constable Boyd Daley noticed a truck swerving left of center several times and "narrowly missing oncoming traffic" according to the affidavit of probable cause for arrest...
Sharp County's healthcare future discussed (09/04/08)
"There are ways to have an ER, but there are serious consequences if we don't do it right," Joe Walls of White River Medical Center (WRMC) stressed to the crowd at the meeting held Aug. 26 at the Sharp County Health Department, to discuss the progress on a 24-hour emergency care facility in Sharp County...
Inmates' garden cuts food cost (09/04/08)
The Sharp County Jail has a spot in the back yard where there has been a garden for the past several years, but this year with the cut in budget, the garden is a necessity. Sharp County's Head Jailor Eric Pickle said that two of his most trusted inmates have helped the county cut food costs in half...
County races heat up (09/04/08)
The municipal filings for 2008 were due in the Sharp County Courthouse by noon Aug. 26. There will be three contested races in the county. In Ash Flat, Ronda Renihan, Sue Ross, and Bryan Martin have all filed for Ward 2, Position 1. All other positions are uncontested. ...
Pregnancy center offers many services (09/04/08)
Don't let the rough exterior of this old Main Street building fool you; as soon as you walk through the door you are greeted by smiling faces and a warm, inviting interior. The New Beginnings Pregnancy Help Center is an organization that provides many free services to both mothers and women who are expecting. The center, funded by donations, holds private parenting classes, group breast feeding classes and post-abortion groups...
AWOL Marines located in Ash Flat (09/04/08)
Ash Flat's Chief of Police Mike Zeiger apprehended two men at Wal-Mart for shoplifting, but this officer's instinct led him to find much more about the young men. Chief Zeiger responded to a call from Wal-Mart Security Officer Rodney Hallmark and store manager Mike Alexander Aug. 19, regarding two men shoplifting...
Purse stolen from parking lot; suspects arrested (09/04/08)
Betty Forehand got an unexpected surprise Aug. 20 when she returned to her car after shopping in Wal-Mart -- her purse had been stolen. Ash Flat Officer Charles Yates responded to a call regarding a purse theft. Upon arrival Yates spoke with Forehand and viewed the store security video. ...
Fulton County Hospital seeking volunteers (09/04/08)
Those who are compassionate toward others and have an urge to help people out or are interested in a future medical field might want to consider volunteering at the Fulton County Hospital. There are many different tasks a hospital volunteer can do. A volunteer can work at the information desk, answer phones, feed patients, help people navigate the facilities and many other helpful tasks...
Ministerial Alliance to host dinner for Cats (09/04/08)
The Ministerial Alliance is hosting the Thayer Bobcats' game-night dinners when the team is at home this fall. There will be a spaghetti dinner Sept. 5 from 3:15-3:45 at Chapel Hill Baptist (across from the old elementary school), provided by 1st Assembly of God and Chapel Hill Baptist...
Lowther signs with Lindenwood (09/04/08)
Michael Lowther, son of Clay and Jacalyn Lowther of Thayer, has signed with Lindenwood Univeristy in St. Charles, Mo. Lowther received a scholarship to play football for the Lions, where he will be converted to defensive safety. Lowther was a key member of the Thayer Bobcats footall team and his love of the game was evident in every play as the team made its way to the state championship game in the Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis last fall...
No fear here (09/04/08)
Southwest Missouri, allow me to introduce Mr. Josh Huckabee. You now know, southwest Missouri, what the Thayer Bobcats and their fans already know -- Mr. Huckabee is the real deal. Running behind the outstanding blocking of the Bobcats' offensive line, Thayer's junior tailback had one heck of a coming out party, toting the football 20 times for 168 yards and two touchdowns in Thayer's 27-6 season-opening win over the Central Bulldogs Aug. 29 at Harrison Stadium in Springfield...
Harmon leads Lady Cougs to victory (09/04/08)
Izard County's Rachel Harmon shot an even-par 36 to earn medalist honors and lead her Lady Cougars to a victory at Cooper's Hawk Golf Course in Melbourne Aug. 26. Melbourne's Lee Lewis and Sam Cooper tied for medalist honors on the boys' side, each finishing with a 38, to power the Bearkatz to a victory in the boys' division...
Blevins back, red-hot for Hounds (09/04/08)
So far, the reaction has pretty much been the same. Whenever the Salem Greyhounds have pulled in for a golf match during the early part of the 2008 season, it's usually one of the first things head coach Larry Brown has heard after greetings are exchanged...
Hunters drawn for second alligator hunting season (09/04/08)
The sophomore season of alligator hunting will get underway this month. Thirty-two lucky hunters have been chosen for permits to hunt alligators in Arkansas. The season will be Sept. 19-22 and Sept. 26-29. Approval to proceed with the 2008 alligator hunting season came from the U.S. ...
Unusual snake surfaces in southeast Missouri (09/04/08)
A rare snake has surfaced in southeastern Missouri, giving Show-Me State herpetologists confirmation that the species still exists here. Natural History Biologist Bob Gillespie reported the discovery of a northern scarlet snake (Cemophora coccinea copei) July 31. Prior to the most recent discovery, only five scarlet snakes had been documented in Missouri. State Herpetologist Jeff Briggler said the find resulted partly from luck and partly from scientific curiosity...
Dove season opens Sept. 6; don't forget to get HIP (09/04/08)
A week later than in past years, the opening date of dove season actually represents a bit of a compromise. Due to the first day of September falling on Monday, commissioners from the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission pushed opening date back a week to accommodate a full weekend of dove hunting. Arkansas's dove season opens Sept. 6...
MSU-WP golf swings into action (09/04/08)
The Missouri State University-West Plains Grizzly men's club golf team will compete in five events during the fall semester, Coach Phil Wade announced recently. The 10-member group began its season Sept. 1-3 at the annual Missouri Intercollegiate Golf Tournament at The Club at Porta Cima, a private golf course at Lake of the Ozarks...
English no issue on Turkey Mountain (09/04/08)
There was no subtlety to this one. No, sir. The four-word statement said it all and got right to the point. "LPGA sets language requirement." First reported by Golfweek magazine a little over two weeks ago, the Ladies Professional Golf Association made it official last week...
English no issue on Turkey Mountain (09/04/08)
There was no subtlety to this one. No, sir. The four-word statement said it all and got right to the point. "LPGA sets language requirement." First reported by Golfweek magazine a little over two weeks ago, the Ladies Professional Golf Association made it official last week...
Bernard Robinson (09/04/08)
Bernard Robinson, 85, of Cherokee Village, Ark., died Aug. 11, 2008, at Fulton County Hospital in Salem, Ark. He was retired from the Federal Aviation Administration as a air traffic controler. He served in the Navy during World War II. He is survived by: his wife, Natalie Robinson...
Henry Truman Croft (09/04/08)
Henry Truman Croft, son of the late Ward and Alma (Ford) Croft, died at his home on Aug. 22, 2008, at the age of 80. He was born in Sidney, Ark., in 1927. He resided in Plato, Mo. He was a retired Union iron worker, working as a journeyman Rodman. He spent much of his early years farming and was a horse enthusiast and well known ferrier...
Raney Barnes (09/04/08)
Raney Dewayne Barnes, 69, of Ash Flat, Ark., died July 23, 2008, at Hospice of the Ozarks Hospice House. He was born Feb. 9, 1939, in Parkin, Ark., the son of Theodore and Virginia Whitehorn Barnes. He married Jean Patterson on Nov. 25, 1983, in Rochelle, Ill...
Joseph Blackwood (09/04/08)
Joseph Eldon Blackwood, 56, of Poughkeepsie, Ark., died  Aug. 25, 2008, at his home. He was born Aug. 27, 1951, the son of Vanas Howard and Geniva Virginia Owens Blackwood on Island 35, near Reverie, Tenn. Survivors include: his wife, Polly Blackwood of the home; two sons, Bubba Blackwood of Walnut Ridge, Ark., and Donny Blackwood of Glenwood, Ark.; five grandchildren, Dylan Blackwood of Walnut Ridge, Megan Blackwood of Glenwood, Hunter Blackwood of Glenwood, Logan Blackwood of Walnut Ridge, and McKenzie Blackwood of Glenwood; three brothers, Vanas Howard Blackwood Jr. ...
Nellie Goodwin (09/04/08)
Nellie Savannah Weaver Burge Goodwin, 86, of Cave City, Ark., died Aug. 27, 2008, at the Cave City Nursing Home. She was born Sept. 28, 1921, at Sulphur Rock, Ark., the daughter of the late Logan Garfield and Jessie S. (Holmes) Weaver. She was retired from Gen Corp Automotive and a member of the First Missionary Baptist Church in Cave City, Ark...
Anthony Dzwierzynski (09/04/08)
Anthony "Tony" Dzwierzynski, 88, of Kenosha, Wis., died Aug. 23, 2008, at Sheridan Medical Complex. Born on Jan. 28, 1920, in Chicago, Ill., he was the son of the late Valentine and Angeline (Kaplon) Dzwierzynski. He was educated in the schools of Chicago and lived in Arkansas for 25 years before moving to Kenosha in January of 2006...
Leonard Mazany (09/04/08)
Leonard Barney Mazany, 84, of Horseshoe Bend, Ark., son of the late Barney J. and Helen (Roszkowski) Mazany, was born Aug. 22, 1924, in Chicago, Ill. He died Aug. 26, 2008, at his home. Leonard was united in marriage to Jean Lucy Bond on May 17, 1952, at Waukegan, Ill. He spent his working years as a blower engineer for a steel mill. He was a member of the United Methodist Church for 20 years and he served his country in the U. S. Marine Corps during WWII...
Hutch C. McFann (09/04/08)
Hutch Crisler McFann was born April 2, 1924, in Ravenden, Ark., the son of George Morton McFann and Dellah Melvanie Taylor McFann, and died Aug. 22, 2008, in Jonesboro, Ark., at the age of 84. He was united in marriage on March 25, 1951, at Ravenden, Ark., to Julia Leu Rhoades...
Rick Dills (09/04/08)
Richard "Rick" Scott Dills was born Dec. 2 , 1958, the son of Frank Tommy Dills and Phyliss Ann McMakin Dills. He died Aug. 22, 2008, in Battlefield, Mo., at the age of 49. He was united in marriage on April 7, 1979, in Mammoth Spring, Ark., to Joyce Goetting...
Alma Lee Moore (09/04/08)
Alma Lee Juanita Looney Moore, 79, of Hardy, Ark., died Aug. 23, 2008. She was born the daughter of Edgar and Lillie Lee (Collins) Looney on March 26, 1929, in Huntsville, Ala. She is survived by: five sons, Leman (Barbara) Moore and Kenneth (Charlotte) Moore both of Hardy, Ark., Clint (Jeanetta) Moore of Horseshoe Bend, Ark., Vernon (Sally) Moore and Steve Moore both of Goshen, Ind.; three daughters, Juanita (Don) Honey of Hardy, Linda (Gary) Gobeyn of Pangburn, and Teresa (Michael) Burnett of Bartlett, Tenn.; three step-children, Carroll Moore, Jimmie Moore and Brenda Roach; 18 grandchildren; 40 great-grandchildren; several step-great-grandchildren; one sister, Joyce of Goshen, Ind.; two brothers, Alfred and Houston of Goshen, Ind.; other relatives and friends.. ...
Margaret Broughton (09/04/08)
Margaret Joy Broughton, 79, of Salem, Ark., daughter of the late William Harrison and Opal Gladys (Couch) Lacy, was born on May 6, 1929, in Hunter, Ark. She died Aug. 24, 2008, in Salem, Ark. Margaret was united in marriage to Joseph Edgar Broughton on Oct. 5, 1946, at Hazen, Ark. She was a homemaker...
Louis "Sonny" Glover (09/04/08)
Louis Clifton "Sonny" Glover died Aug. 22, 2008. He was born July 18, 1946, in the small community of Fairview, Lonoke County. He was the son of Marvin "Mugg" and Essie Flynt Glover. He was a barber for 42 years, serving his customers in Lonoke for 17 years and Highland for 25 years. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Cherokee Village, a member of the Highland Elks Lodge, the Lonoke American Legion and the Lonoke Masonic Lodge...
Ollie Blevins Painter (09/04/08)
Ollie Blevins Painter of Salem, Ark., daughter of the late Taylor Wood Stuart and Mary Elizabeth Franks Stuart, was born Dec. 28, 1913, in Izard County, Ark. She died Aug. 24, 2008, at Fulton County Hospital in Salem, Ark., at the age of 94. She was united in marriage to William Henry Blevins on Aug. 2, 1930. to this union two children were born. She later married Floyd Painter. She was a homemaker and a member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Union, Ark...
Catherine Ann Elliott (09/04/08)
Catherine Ann Elliott, 53, of Hardy, Ark., died Aug. 22, 2008, at her residence. She was born Oct. 26, 1954, the daughter of Homer Jones and Mary (Sanfillipo) Jones. She was united in marriage to Randy Elliott on April 16, 1973, in Grundy, Miss. She moved to Arkansas with her family in 1987 from Ohio. She attended the Presbyterian Church in Walnut Ridge...
Roe T. Cantrell (09/04/08)
Roe T. Cantrell, son of the late Walter Cantrell and Kee Jane Powell Cantrell, was born Oct. 11, 1912, at Pineville, Ark. He died Aug. 21, 2008, at his home in Springfield, Mo., at the age of 95. He was united in marriage to Inez Welene Field on July 28, 1934. He was a millright and retired after 32 years at General Mills (Flour) in Kansas City, Mo...
Bernard Robinson (09/04/08)
Bernard Robinson, 85, of Cherokee Village, Ark., died Aug. 11, 2008, at Fulton County Hospital in Salem, Ark. He was retired from the Federal Aviation Administration as a air traffic controler. He served in the Navy during World War II. He is survived by: his wife, Natalie Robinson...
Henry Truman Croft (09/04/08)
Henry Truman Croft, son of the late Ward and Alma (Ford) Croft, died at his home on Aug. 22, 2008, at the age of 80. He was born in Sidney, Ark., in 1927. He resided in Plato, Mo. He was a retired Union iron worker, working as a journeyman Rodman. He spent much of his early years farming and was a horse enthusiast and well known ferrier...
Raney Barnes (09/04/08)
Raney Dewayne Barnes, 69, of Ash Flat, Ark., died July 23, 2008, at Hospice of the Ozarks Hospice House. He was born Feb. 9, 1939, in Parkin, Ark., the son of Theodore and Virginia Whitehorn Barnes. He married Jean Patterson on Nov. 25, 1983, in Rochelle, Ill...
Joseph Blackwood (09/04/08)
Joseph Eldon Blackwood, 56, of Poughkeepsie, Ark., died  Aug. 25, 2008, at his home. He was born Aug. 27, 1951, the son of Vanas Howard and Geniva Virginia Owens Blackwood on Island 35, near Reverie, Tenn. Survivors include: his wife, Polly Blackwood of the home; two sons, Bubba Blackwood of Walnut Ridge, Ark., and Donny Blackwood of Glenwood, Ark.; five grandchildren, Dylan Blackwood of Walnut Ridge, Megan Blackwood of Glenwood, Hunter Blackwood of Glenwood, Logan Blackwood of Walnut Ridge, and McKenzie Blackwood of Glenwood; three brothers, Vanas Howard Blackwood Jr. ...
Nellie Goodwin (09/04/08)
Nellie Savannah Weaver Burge Goodwin, 86, of Cave City, Ark., died Aug. 27, 2008, at the Cave City Nursing Home. She was born Sept. 28, 1921, at Sulphur Rock, Ark., the daughter of the late Logan Garfield and Jessie S. (Holmes) Weaver. She was retired from Gen Corp Automotive and a member of the First Missionary Baptist Church in Cave City, Ark...
Anthony Dzwierzynski (09/04/08)
Anthony "Tony" Dzwierzynski, 88, of Kenosha, Wis., died Aug. 23, 2008, at Sheridan Medical Complex. Born on Jan. 28, 1920, in Chicago, Ill., he was the son of the late Valentine and Angeline (Kaplon) Dzwierzynski. He was educated in the schools of Chicago and lived in Arkansas for 25 years before moving to Kenosha in January of 2006...
Leonard Mazany (09/04/08)
Leonard Barney Mazany, 84, of Horseshoe Bend, Ark., son of the late Barney J. and Helen (Roszkowski) Mazany, was born Aug. 22, 1924, in Chicago, Ill. He died Aug. 26, 2008, at his home. Leonard was united in marriage to Jean Lucy Bond on May 17, 1952, at Waukegan, Ill. He spent his working years as a blower engineer for a steel mill. He was a member of the United Methodist Church for 20 years and he served his country in the U. S. Marine Corps during WWII...
Hutch C. McFann (09/04/08)
Hutch Crisler McFann was born April 2, 1924, in Ravenden, Ark., the son of George Morton McFann and Dellah Melvanie Taylor McFann, and died Aug. 22, 2008, in Jonesboro, Ark., at the age of 84. He was united in marriage on March 25, 1951, at Ravenden, Ark., to Julia Leu Rhoades...
Rick Dills (09/04/08)
Richard "Rick" Scott Dills was born Dec. 2 , 1958, the son of Frank Tommy Dills and Phyliss Ann McMakin Dills. He died Aug. 22, 2008, in Battlefield, Mo., at the age of 49. He was united in marriage on April 7, 1979, in Mammoth Spring, Ark., to Joyce Goetting...
Alma Lee Moore (09/04/08)
Alma Lee Juanita Looney Moore, 79, of Hardy, Ark., died Aug. 23, 2008. She was born the daughter of Edgar and Lillie Lee (Collins) Looney on March 26, 1929, in Huntsville, Ala. She is survived by: five sons, Leman (Barbara) Moore and Kenneth (Charlotte) Moore both of Hardy, Ark., Clint (Jeanetta) Moore of Horseshoe Bend, Ark., Vernon (Sally) Moore and Steve Moore both of Goshen, Ind.; three daughters, Juanita (Don) Honey of Hardy, Linda (Gary) Gobeyn of Pangburn, and Teresa (Michael) Burnett of Bartlett, Tenn.; three step-children, Carroll Moore, Jimmie Moore and Brenda Roach; 18 grandchildren; 40 great-grandchildren; several step-great-grandchildren; one sister, Joyce of Goshen, Ind.; two brothers, Alfred and Houston of Goshen, Ind.; other relatives and friends.. ...
Margaret Broughton (09/04/08)
Margaret Joy Broughton, 79, of Salem, Ark., daughter of the late William Harrison and Opal Gladys (Couch) Lacy, was born on May 6, 1929, in Hunter, Ark. She died Aug. 24, 2008, in Salem, Ark. Margaret was united in marriage to Joseph Edgar Broughton on Oct. 5, 1946, at Hazen, Ark. She was a homemaker...
Louis "Sonny" Glover (09/04/08)
Louis Clifton "Sonny" Glover died Aug. 22, 2008. He was born July 18, 1946, in the small community of Fairview, Lonoke County. He was the son of Marvin "Mugg" and Essie Flynt Glover. He was a barber for 42 years, serving his customers in Lonoke for 17 years and Highland for 25 years. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Cherokee Village, a member of the Highland Elks Lodge, the Lonoke American Legion and the Lonoke Masonic Lodge...
Ollie Blevins Painter (09/04/08)
Ollie Blevins Painter of Salem, Ark., daughter of the late Taylor Wood Stuart and Mary Elizabeth Franks Stuart, was born Dec. 28, 1913, in Izard County, Ark. She died Aug. 24, 2008, at Fulton County Hospital in Salem, Ark., at the age of 94. She was united in marriage to William Henry Blevins on Aug. 2, 1930. to this union two children were born. She later married Floyd Painter. She was a homemaker and a member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Union, Ark...
Catherine Ann Elliott (09/04/08)
Catherine Ann Elliott, 53, of Hardy, Ark., died Aug. 22, 2008, at her residence. She was born Oct. 26, 1954, the daughter of Homer Jones and Mary (Sanfillipo) Jones. She was united in marriage to Randy Elliott on April 16, 1973, in Grundy, Miss. She moved to Arkansas with her family in 1987 from Ohio. She attended the Presbyterian Church in Walnut Ridge...
Roe T. Cantrell (09/04/08)
Roe T. Cantrell, son of the late Walter Cantrell and Kee Jane Powell Cantrell, was born Oct. 11, 1912, at Pineville, Ark. He died Aug. 21, 2008, at his home in Springfield, Mo., at the age of 95. He was united in marriage to Inez Welene Field on July 28, 1934. He was a millright and retired after 32 years at General Mills (Flour) in Kansas City, Mo...
Bernard Robinson (09/04/08)
Bernard Robinson, 85, of Cherokee Village, Ark., died Aug. 11, 2008, at Fulton County Hospital in Salem, Ark. He was retired from the Federal Aviation Administration as a air traffic controler. He served in the Navy during World War II. He is survived by: his wife, Natalie Robinson...
Leonard Barney Mazany (09/04/08)
Leonard Barney Mazany, 84, of Horseshoe Bend, Ark., son of the late Barney J. and Helen (Roszkowski) Mazany, was born Aug. 22, 1924, in Chicago, Ill. He died Aug. 26, 2008, at his home. Leonard was united in marriage to Jean Lucy Bond on May 17, 1952, at Waukegan, Ill. He spent his working years as a blower engineer for a steel mill. He was a member of the United Methodist Church for 20 years and he served his country in the U. S. Marine Corps during WWII...
Anthony "Tony" Dzwierzynski (09/04/08)
Anthony "Tony" Dzwierzynski, 88, of Kenosha, Wis., died Aug. 23, 2008, at Sheridan Medical Complex. Born on Jan. 28, 1920, in Chicago, Ill., he was the son of the late Valentine and Angeline (Kaplon) Dzwierzynski. He was educated in the schools of Chicago and lived in Arkansas for 25 years before moving to Kenosha in January of 2006...
Alma Lee Moore (09/04/08)
Alma Lee Juanita Looney Moore, 79, of Hardy, Ark., died Aug. 23, 2008. She was born the daughter of Edgar and Lillie Lee (Collins) Looney on March 26, 1929, in Huntsville, Ala. She is survived by: five sons, Leman (Barbara) Moore and Kenneth (Charlotte) Moore both of Hardy, Ark., Clint (Jeanetta) Moore of Horseshoe Bend, Ark., Vernon (Sally) Moore and Steve Moore both of Goshen, Ind.; three daughters, Juanita (Don) Honey of Hardy, Linda (Gary) Gobeyn of Pangburn, and Teresa (Michael) Burnett of Bartlett, Tenn.; three step-children, Carroll Moore, Jimmie Moore and Brenda Roach; 18 grandchildren; 40 great-grandchildren; several step-great-grandchildren; one sister, Joyce of Goshen, Ind.; two brothers, Alfred and Houston of Goshen, Ind.; along with a host of other relatives and friends.. ...
Raney Dewayne Barnes (09/04/08)
Raney Dewayne Barnes, 69, of Ash Flat, Ark., died July 23, 2008, at Hospice of the Ozarks Hospice House. He was born Feb. 9, 1939, in Parkin, Ark., the son of Theodore and Virginia Whitehorn Barnes. He married Jean Patterson on Nov. 25, 1983, in Rochelle, Ill...
Nellie Goodwin (09/04/08)
Nellie Savannah Weaver Burge Goodwin, 86, of Cave City, Ark., died Aug. 27, 2008, at the Cave City Nursing Home. She was born Sept. 28, 1921, at Sulphur Rock, Ark., the daughter of the late Logan Garfield and Jessie S. (Holmes) Weaver. She was retired from Gen Corp Automotive and a member of the First Missionary Baptist Church in Cave City, Ark...
Joseph Blackwood (09/04/08)
Joseph Eldon Blackwood, 56, of Poughkeepsie, Ark., died  Aug. 25, 2008, at his home. He was born Aug. 27, 1951, the son of Vanas Howard and Geniva Virginia Owens Blackwood on Island 35, near Reverie, Tenn. Survivors include: his wife, Polly Blackwood of the home; two sons, Bubba Blackwood of Walnut Ridge, Ark., and Donny Blackwood of Glenwood, Ark.; five grandchildren, Dylan Blackwood of Walnut Ridge, Megan Blackwood of Glenwood, Hunter Blackwood of Glenwood, Logan Blackwood of Walnut Ridge, and McKenzie Blackwood of Glenwood; three brothers, Vanas Howard Blackwood Jr. ...
Catherine Ann Elliott (09/04/08)
Catherine Ann Elliott, 53, of Hardy, Ark., died Aug. 22, 2008, at her residence. She was born Oct. 26, 1954, the daughter of Homer Jones and Mary (Sanfillipo) Jones. She was united in marriage to Randy Elliott on April 16, 1973, in Grundy, Miss. She moved to Arkansas with her family in 1987 from Ohio. She attended the Presbyterian Church in Walnut Ridge...
Louis "Sonny" Glover (09/04/08)
Louis Clifton "Sonny" Glover died Aug. 22, 2008. He was born July 18, 1946, in the small community of Fairview, Lonoke County. He was the son of Marvin "Mugg" and Essie Flynt Glover. He was a barber for 42 years, serving his customers in Lonoke for 17 years and Highland for 25 years. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Cherokee Village, a member of the Highland Elks Lodge, the Lonoke American Legion and the Lonoke Masonic Lodge...
Henry Truman Croft (09/04/08)
Henry Truman Croft, son of the late Ward and Alma (Ford) Croft, died at his home on Aug. 22, 2008, at the age of 80. He was born in Sidney, Ark., in 1927. He resided in Plato, Mo. He was a retired Union iron worker, working as a journeyman Rodman. He spent much of his early years farming and was a horse enthusiast and well known ferrier...
Margaret Joy Broughton (09/04/08)
Margaret Joy Broughton, 79, of Salem, Ark., daughter of the late William Harrison and Opal Gladys (Couch) Lacy, was born on May 6, 1929, in Hunter, Ark. She died Aug. 24, 2008, in Salem, Ark. Margaret was united in marriage to Joseph Edgar Broughton on Oct. 5, 1946, at Hazen, Ark. She was a homemaker. Margaret was of the Methodist faith and was a member of the VFW Post 9777 Auxiliary in Salem, Ark....
Tristan Robert Mock (09/04/08)
Travis and Jolene Mock of West Plains are the parents of a baby boy, Tristan Robert. He was born at 2:43 p.m., Aug. 24, 2008, at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains. He weighed 6 pounds, 14 ounces and was 21 inches long. Grandparents are Jean Lager of Rover and Becky Mock of Alton...
Brayden Clay Willard (09/04/08)
Brandon and Tonya Willard of Couch are the parents of a baby boy, Brayden Clay. He was born at 10:51 p.m., Aug. 22, 2008, at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains. He weighed 7 pounds, 12 ounces and was 21-1/4 inches long. His sibling is Alee, 1. Grandparents are Kim Combs, Alton; Wayne Combs, Couch; and Perry and Marie Willard, Alton. Great-grandparents are Mary Ruth Combs, Myrtle; Danny and Janel Hurtado, Alton; and Paul and Thelma Montgomery, West Plains...
Preston Scott Reynolds (09/04/08)
Bobby and Amber Reynolds of Couch are the parents of a baby boy, Preston Scott. He was born at 3:52 a.m., Aug. 22, 2008, at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains. He weighed 7 pounds, 5-1/2 ounces and was 21 inches long. Grandparents are George and Ginger Gazaway of Alton and Richard and Carol Reynolds of Couch...
Miguel Riley Hernandez (09/04/08)
Kahla Hernandez of Alton is the mother of a baby boy, Miguel Riley Hernandez. He was born at 10:58 p.m., Aug. 21, 2008, at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains. He weighed 8 pounds, 11 ounces and was 21-3/4 inches long. His siblings are Antonio, 7; Seirra, 5; and Austin, 2...
Tristan Robert Mock (09/04/08)
Travis and Jolene Mock of West Plains are the parents of a baby boy, Tristan Robert. He was born at 2:43 p.m., Aug. 24, 2008, at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains. He weighed 6 pounds, 14 ounces and was 21 inches long. Grandparents are Jean Lager of Rover and Becky Mock of Alton...
Brayden Clay Willard (09/04/08)
Brandon and Tonya Willard of Couch are the parents of a baby boy, Brayden Clay. He was born at 10:51 p.m., Aug. 22, 2008, at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains. He weighed 7 pounds, 12 ounces and was 21-1/4 inches long. His sibling is Alee, 1. Grandparents are Kim Combs, Alton; Wayne Combs, Couch; and Perry and Marie Willard, Alton. Great-grandparents are Mary Ruth Combs, Myrtle; Danny and Janel Hurtado, Alton; and Paul and Thelma Montgomery, West Plains...
Preston Scott Reynolds (09/04/08)
Bobby and Amber Reynolds of Couch are the parents of a baby boy, Preston Scott. He was born at 3:52 a.m., Aug. 22, 2008, at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains. He weighed 7 pounds, 5-1/2 ounces and was 21 inches long. Grandparents are George and Ginger Gazaway of Alton and Richard and Carol Reynolds of Couch...
Miguel Riley Hernandez (09/04/08)
Kahla Hernandez of Alton is the mother of a baby boy, Miguel Riley Hernandez. He was born at 10:58 p.m., Aug. 21, 2008, at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains. He weighed 8 pounds, 11 ounces and was 21-3/4 inches long. His siblings are Antonio, 7; Seirra, 5; and Austin, 2...
Busch -- Williams (09/04/08)
Mr. and Mrs. James Busch are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Dara D'Lee Busch, to Jeremy Eugene Williams. Dara is self-employed, operating Le' Art, which provides art/graphics for local and regional metro businesses...
Deckard - Parrott (09/04/08)
Junior and Bonnie Deckard of Alton, Mo., have announced the upcoming marriage of their daughter, Christina Lynn Deckard, to Nicholas Alan Parrott son of Tommy and Linda Parrott. The bride-elect is a 2008 graduate of Alton High School. She is currently attending Highland Academy of Cosmetology...
Deckard - Parrott (09/04/08)
Junior and Bonnie Deckard of Alton, Mo., have announced the upcoming marriage of their daughter, Christina Lynn Deckard, to Nicholas Alan Parrott son of Tommy and Linda Parrott. The bride-elect is a 2008 graduate of Alton High School. She is currently attending Highland Academy of Cosmetology...
Busch -- Williams (09/04/08)
Mr. and Mrs. James Busch are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Dara D'Lee Busch, to Jeremy Eugene Williams. Dara is self-employed, operating Le' Art, which provides art/graphics for local and regional metro businesses...
Deckard - Parrott (09/04/08)
Junior and Bonnie Deckard of Alton, Mo., have announced the upcoming marriage of their daughter, Christina Lynn Deckard, to Nicholas Alan Parrott son of Tommy and Linda Parrott. The bride-elect is a 2008 graduate of Alton High School. She is currently attending Highland Academy of Cosmetology...
Busch -- Williams (09/04/08)
Mr. and Mrs. James Busch are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Dara D'Lee Busch, to Jeremy Eugene Williams. Dara is self-employed, operating Le' Art, which provides art/graphics for local and regional metro businesses...
Oregon County Sheriff's Report (09/04/08)
Johnny P. Cash, 34, of Mammoth Spring was taken to Missouri State Prison on Aug. 22 after a parole violation. Gary L. Simmon, 22, of West Plains was arrested Aug. 22, on a felony probation violation. Cory W. Cummings, 22, of Mammoth Spring was charged Aug. 25 for failure to register a motor vehicle, no drivers license and no insurance...
Thayer Police Report (09/04/08)
Jodi Collins, 20, was charged with failure to appear and failure to pay costs on an assault charge, property damage, disorderly conduct and trespassing. He posted a cash bond of $89.50. Paul Neirman, 19, was charged with minor in possession. Alvin E. Campbell, 48, was issued a citation for exceeding the speed limit...
Fulton County Sheriff's Report (09/04/08)
Debra Carroll, 46, of Mammoth Spring, was arrested Aug. 25 on a warrant for manufacture of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of drugs and firearms and felon in possession of a firearm. Carroll is being held in the Izard County Jail...
Arkansas State Police (09/04/08)
Karla Sartin, 37, of Calico Rock, failed to yield to Marvin Roddy, 61, of Brockwell, and her car struck Roddy's vehicle. The accident occurred at 10:35 a.m., Aug. 28. Sartin was making a left-hand turn heading north onto Arkansas State Highway 9. Roddy was traveling south on Highway 9 and Sartin failed to yield and struck Roddy's vehicle on the right side with the front of her vehicle. ...
Sharp County Sheriff's Report (09/04/08)
Virginia Graham, 23, of Jonesboro was arrested Aug. 22 on a warrant for failure to pay. Tracy Burkhardt, 27, of Hardy was arrested Aug. 22 on petty theft charges and on a warrant for failure to pay. Laura Mus, 23, of Hardy was arrested Aug. 22 on petty theft charges...
Izard County Sheriff's Report (09/04/08)
A newspaper carrier reported early morning Aug. 24 that it appeared the front door of Watson's Store in Pineville had been broken into with a large piece of concrete. Deputy Jim Griffin responded until Chief Investigator Charles Melton arrived. It was determined that deli meats and cigarettes had been taken from the store along with possibly other items. ...
Purse stolen from parking lot; suspects arrested (09/04/08)
Betty Forehand got an unexpected surprise Aug. 20 when she returned to her car after shopping in Wal-Mart -- her purse had been stolen. Ash Flat Officer Charles Yates responded to a call regarding a purse theft. Upon arrival Yates spoke with Forehand and viewed the store security video. ...
Fulton County Sheriff's Report (09/04/08)
Debra Carroll, 46, of Mammoth Spring, was arrested Aug. 25 on a warrant for manufacture of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of drugs and firearms and felon in possession of a firearm. Carroll is being held in the Izard County Jail...