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Stories from Friday, October 3, 2008

One for the Girls (10/03/08)
A crowd favorite, Kathy Pettypool, takes aim at a stump as she tries her hand at splitting wood during Myrtle's Yesterdaze celebration Sept. 27. Picture pages of this year's event can be found on pages 6-7. Photo by Erma Harris
Tax levy to be placed on ballot (10/03/08)
OREGON COUNTY -- The Oregon County Ambulance District has placed a sales tax levy on the Nov. 4 General Election ballot. They are proposing a sales tax levy of one-half of 1 percent. This tax levy will lower property taxes in the county. It will also shift a substantial part of the tax from property owners to non-property owners, visitors and tourists...
Fate of remains unknown (10/03/08)
THAYER -- The Thayer City Council met in a called meeting Sept. 23 at city hall. Mayor Merle Williams was not present because he was out of town picking up a part for city equipment. The council voted unanimously to accept a bid from Bishop Construction from Marion, Mo., to do improvement work at the airport. The bid was for $66,900. The city recently received a grant from MoDOT for the airport work...
Narrows opens to public (10/03/08)
THE NARROWS -- The U.S. Forest Service and the Oregon County Commission have scheduled Oct. 18 as a day local residents can visit the Narrows. According to Jane Mobley, a man power development specialist with the Forest Service, the Narrows will be open to the public from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 18, weather permitting. A shuttle will be provided to assist people down the hill to the Narrows. The Narrows is located on Highway 142 east near Thayer...
Thriller movie comes to town (10/03/08)
THAYER -- An open casting call for males and females 14-years old and older was held Sept. 27 at Thayer High School for a movie that is to be filmed next year in the Thayer, Mammoth Spring and Salem, Ark., area. Warren McCullough, a 1997 graduate of Thayer High School and son of Charles and Jo Carroll McCullough of Thayer, has returned to his hometown to shoot some scenes for a feature-length movie...
Alton Firework extravaganza slated (10/03/08)
Alton Fireworks Extravaganza for 2008 will be held Friday, Oct. 3 at the Alton Piney Creek Park located on Highway 160 east. Activities will begin at 6:30 p.m., with gospel singing by Kelly Johnson Singers and guest singers. The fireworks will begin at 8:30 p.m. All Veterans will be honored. Concessions will be available. Everyone is invited to attend and encouraged to bring a lawn chair or blanket for seating...
Banks make donation to Thayer Police (10/03/08)
THAYER -- Thayer Police Chief David Bailey has made a few upgrades since taking over as Thayer Chief of Police. One of the areas that needed attention at the police department was new computers. The officers and dispatchers were working with one dial-up Internet computer that was very slow...
Shockley trial postponed again (10/03/08)
VAN BUREN -- After four years, justice has not been served concerning the death of a Missouri State Trooper, who was killed in the driveway of his home in Van Buren. On Sept. 22, 37th District Judge David Evans set a new trial date for Lance Shockley, 31, of Van Buren who is charged with murder and armed criminal action in the killing of Trooper Sgt. Dewayne Graham...
Soil testing available (10/03/08)
OREGON COUNTY -- A person can't tell whether a field or garden has too much phosphorus or too little organic matter simply by smelling and touching the soil. But, if a sample of the soil is taken to a local Oregon County University of Missouri Extension Center, it can be tested to determine what is needed to make the soil better...
New sheriff meets with commission (10/03/08)
OREGON COUNTY -- Oregon County Sheriff-elect George Underwood met recently with the Oregon County Commission in their office at the courthouse in Alton. Presiding Commissioner Leo Warren said he invited Underwood to ask what his plans were when he takes his new position starting in January of next year...
PACS system going well (10/03/08)
High-speed information and communication is the way to go in today's world and Fulton County Hospital has joined this way of thinking with their new digital PACS (Picture Archiving Communication System). "PACS technology has revolutionized the field of medical imaging by allowing the storage of medical images in digital format," Chief Information Officer Phillip Hughes said. ...
Hospital begins marketing program (10/03/08)
The Fulton County Hospital Board held their monthly meeting Sept. 22 in the dining room of the hospital. The hospital's Director of Physical Therapy Lance Gross announced to the board that his department is doing a marketing campaign to spread the word that Fulton County Hospital has a physical therapy department. ...
Water pump, back up and running (10/03/08)
The Viola City Council held their monthly meeting Sept. 25 at 6:30 p.m. in the Viola Fire Department. Darrell Zimmer presented a water report on the city. Viola had some water problems Sept. 12 that involved the school not being open that day. According to both Mayor Jackie Estes and Zimmer, the motor on the water tower's pump had to be replaced. ...
Let the voting begin (10/03/08)
The November General Election is drawing near. According to Fulton County Clerk Vicki Bishop the last day to register to vote is Oct. 6. Absentee voting started Sept. 30 and early voting begins Oct. 20. Izard County has the same voting dates. The deadline is Nov. 3 at noon for those who are voting absentee both by mail and in person at the clerk's office...
Most Corps parks to be open next year (10/03/08)
It's hard to forget the spring floods of this year. Roads were washed out, businesses were flooded and some roads were so flooded that some schools had to close. The bridges were also a mess of tangled debris. The floods left downed trees and carried away some houses and boat docks. Farmers who had land near any type of water source, found tons of sand and debris in their fields. The floods also ruined parts of area natural parks that attract tourists from around the nation for their beauty...
Tree lands on Civil War graves (10/03/08)
Large gusts of wind blew leaves and tree limbs violently as the aftermath of Hurricane Ike went through recently. A large Red Oak tree in the Salem Cemetery was torn in two as its two massive limbs battled to the death in their own little civil war...
Chamber discusses parade (10/03/08)
The Salem Chamber of Commerce held their monthly meeting Sept. 24 at noon in the Orange Room of the North Arkansas Electric Cooperative. Ken Harper led the meeting. The main purpose of the meeting was to discuss the Christmas parade. Though Christmas is a long way away, it creeps up on people before they know it. The chamber of commerce is trying to plan ahead...
Accidents (10/03/08)
Sept. 25 at 11:15 a.m., a one vehicle accident occurred on State Highway 9 about four miles north of Camp. Pamela Raines, 42, of Salem, was traveling south. She was negotiating a curve when she lost control, over-corrected, leaving the east side of the highway where her vehicle overturned. Emergency personnel from Salem, Camp and Air Evac responded to the call. Raines had to be cut out of the vehicle and airlifted to St. John's Medical Center in Springfield, Mo. Photo by Emily McIntosh...
More than just Democrat and Republican (10/03/08)
Emily McIntosh SThe past several weeks have been nothing but politics on radio and TV broadcasts because of the Democratic and Republican conventions and political ads attacking opposing parties. One would think that the two parties would give the voters a bit of a breather in between the conventions and all the buzz and hype to soak up what the candidates stand for. ...
Thriller movie comes to town (10/03/08)
THAYER -- An open casting call for males and females 14-years old and older was held Sept. 27 at Thayer High School for a movie that is to be filmed next year in the Thayer, Mammoth Spring and Salem, Ark., area. Warren McCullough, a 1997 graduate of Thayer High School and son of Charles and Jo Carroll McCullough of Thayer, has returned to his hometown to shoot some scenes for a feature-length movie...
New cookbook to be available for purchase through Areawide Media (10/03/08)
American Profile magazine, your trusted source for the best in true hometown recipes, has just released their newest cookbook - Hometown Get-Togethers. American Profile focuses on what makes the hometowns of America great: a sense of community. It's all about ordinary people who are doing extraordinary things, and Hometown Get-Togethers (published by William Morrow) captures the essence of America through the dishes that we serve at our favorite community gatherings...
Wet/Dry off the ballot (10/03/08)
SERT members say they will appeal
City of Highland 10th anniversary celebration slated (10/03/08)
The City of Highland invites everyone to join in the fun and festivities. Highland will be holding their 10th Anniversary Celebration at the Highland High School football field, Oct. 11. The activities will start at noon and continue until 5 p.m. There will be live music by Glory Road and KSAR will be broadcasting live. Free hot dogs, beverages and cake will be provided by Town and Country. A pie and cake baking contest will take place during the day...
Jury still out in Archer trial (10/03/08)
Was Gueillermo Zarabozo Kirby Archer's accomplice in the murder of four innocent people in September 2007? That's the question left up to the jurors. Archer is an Arkansas man who fled after stealing $92,000 in January 2007, from the Batesville Wal-Mart where he was employed as a night manager...
Eagle Fest activities scheduled (10/03/08)
The Eagle Fest committee invites everyone to come join in on games, food and family fun while they host their 14th annual Eagle Fest Oct. 3-4. The Eagle Fest will kick off at 5 p.m., Oct. 3, at the Ash Flat ball park, with Matt Joyce, an Elvis impersonater. Joyce will perform from 5-7 p.m. Following the Elvis show, there will be a street dance while The Black River Band performs from 7 - 10 p.m. The American Cancer Society will hold their Walk for Hope starting at 10 p.m...
Hospital to begin marketing (10/03/08)
The Fulton County Hospital Board held their monthly meeting Sept. 22 in the dining room of the hospital. The hospital's Director of Physical Therapy Lance Gross announced to the board that his department is doing a marketing campaign to spread the word that Fulton County Hospital has a physical therapy department. ...
Ambulance service sends aide during Hurricane Gustav (10/03/08)
Deployed under an Emergency Management Assistance Compact agreement between Arkansas and Louisiana, one ambulance and two paramedics from Spring River Paramedic Ambulance Service provided assistance to residents of Louisiana during Hurricane Gustav. The crew was dispatched on Aug. 30 and remained until Sept. 2. They were recalled due to the threat of severe weather in Sharp County when the remnants of the hurricane passed through our area...
The big bounce-back (10/03/08)
THAYER 42, HOUSTON 7
Blevins medalist, Melbourne second at regional (10/03/08)
Salem's J.W. Blevins took top individual honors at the Class 2A Region 2 Golf Tournament Sept. 23 at Cooper's Hawk in Melbourne. Blevins carded a 3-over 75 to earn medalist honors in the match. Walnut Ridge edged Melbourne by three strokes to come in first place overall...
Giant step forward (10/03/08)
SALEM 37, CEDAR RIDGE 0
Chamber sets 5K race in Calico Rock (10/03/08)
The Calico Rock Chamber of Commerce is planning a 5K race in conjunction with the Calico Creek Autumnfest on Oct. 11. Start time is 9 a.m. The course will start in Rand Park, (at the junction of Highway 5 and Highway 56) then travel down to Calico Rock Creek, go through the heart of historic downtown Calico Rock (Peppersauce Alley), under the Railroad tracks, past Jenkins Boat Dock and up the beautiful White River walk...
Co-ed softball tourney on tap in Salem (10/03/08)
The Omega Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi will host a co-ed softball tournament Oct. 11 at Preacher Roe Park in Salem. Entry fee per team is $100 and proceeds will go to fund future projects in the Fulton County area. Entry deadline is Oct. 3. For more information, or to pick up an entry form, contact Mary Hughes at 870-895-6138 or Pam Guiltner at 870-895-4624...
Mighty Mites tangle with Bobcats (10/03/08)
Salem's Mighty Mite football teams squared off with Thayer Sept. 27, with the third-grade teams starting things off. And at the end of a back-and-forth contest, the scoreboard favored the Greyhounds by a score of 28-22. Next, in the fourth-grade clash, Thayer just had too much firepower on both sides of the football and topped Salem 46-0...
Second half turnaround favors junior Rebs (10/03/08)
To their credit, the Highland junior Rebels didn't give up. As bad as they played in the first half is how well they played in the second. The junior Wildcats scored three touchdowns in the opening half and Highland scored three in the closing half, but the junior Rebs made sure to convert all of their 2-pointers, giving them a 24-20 win at Trumann on Sept. 25...
Rebels a step short of speedy Greyhounds (10/03/08)
It can be seen in flashes. Small, quick flashes. Watching the Highland Rebels, there are glimpses of what could have been and what still could be this season. A perfect route over the middle, a well delivered pass and the nifty run after the catch. Rebel quarterback Cannon Davis hit Justin Bryant for three touchdowns in the second half, but it was way too late to make a difference in Highland's 44-20 road loss to the Newport Greyhounds Sept. 26...
Mohawks play keep-away (10/03/08)
CAVE CITY 18, PIGGOTT 22
Wet weather puts damper on fall turkey prospects (10/03/08)
The numbers are still coming in, but the trend is clear. Missouri's 2008 turkey production was among the worst on record. That, according to resource scientist Tom Dailey, means tougher hunting conditions for Missouri's month-long fall turkey season...
Coy Richey (10/03/08)
Coy Richey, 85, of Black Rock, Ark., died Sept. 25, 2008, at St. Vincent's Hospital in Little Rock, Ark. He was born on Nov. 20, 1922, in Eaton the son of the late Elmer H. and Alice Tretenburg Richey. He was united in marriage to Shirley Smith on Dec. 8, 1947. He was a self-employed dairy farmer and a member of the Church of Christ of Eaton...
Ransom Jackson (10/03/08)
Ransom Woodrow Jackson, 89, of Hardy, Ark., died Sept. 27, 2008, at St. Bernard's Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro, Ark. He was born on March 19, 1919, in Ballard, Ark., the son of the late Walter and Leora Ferguson Jackson. He was a Baptist and a retired school bus driver for the Highland School District for 37 years...
Reba Mullins (10/03/08)
Reba Naomi (Powell) Mullins, 77, of Mammoth Spring, Ark., was born Oct. 28, 1930, in Steele, Mo., and died Sept. 25, 2008, at Salem, Ark. Survivors include: her husband, Richard Mullins of Williford, Ark.; three sons, James Mullins of Mammoth Spring, Ark., Dewayne Mullins and wife Starlet of Mammoth Sping, and Bob Mullins and wife Roberta of Williford; one sister, Ruby Murphy of Mammoth Spring; nine grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild...
Annie Pearl Hanks (10/03/08)
Annie Pearl Tinker Hanks, 63, of Highland, Ark., died Sept. 21, 2008, at her residence. She is survived by: her companion, Charles Tinker of Highland; two daughters, Kathy Weigle of Peoria, Ill., and Judith Shuler of Maryville, Tenn.; two sons, Robert Hanks of Mound City, Mo., and John Hanks of Lewistown, Pa.; two sisters, Alice Todd of Loudon, Tenn., and Sue Hicks of Tennessee; one brother, Steve Collins of Philadelphia, Tenn.; 12 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren...
Edward Gene Robaugh (10/03/08)
Edward Gene Robaugh, 84, of Williford, Ark., died Sept. 19, 2008, at his residence in Williford. Edward was a retired bartender and a member of the Lighthouse Baptist Church of Williford. He was the son of the late William Robaugh and the late Mary (Shuff) Robaugh...
Judith (Judy) King (10/03/08)
Judith Ann (Judy) King, 60, of Thayer, Mo., daughter of Stella Mae (Martin) Thomas and the late J. N. Maguffee, was born on Oct. 27, 1947, in Glencoe, Ark. She died Sept. 25, 2008, at her home in Thayer, Mo. Judy was united in marriage to Carl Lee King on Jan. 13, 1964, at Salem, Ark...
Diane I. Beagle (10/03/08)
Diane I. Beagle, 64, of Hardy, Ark., died Sept. 26, 2008, at Baxter County Regional Hospital in Mountain Home, Ark. She was the daughter of the late William McCaslin and the late Gladys (Vanloon) McCaslin. She is survived by: her husband, William Beagle; daughter, Kelli Beagle of Indianapolis, Ind.; son, William Charle Beagle of Brackney, Pa.; brother, William McCaslin of Byron, Mich...
Freeda Marie Fabares (10/03/08)
Freeda Marie Fabares, 74, of Horseshoe Bend, Ark., daughter of the late Lemmie Jackson and Burla Lois (Wyatt) Sterman, was born on Nov. 21, 1933, in Arlington, Ky. She died Sept. 24, 2008, at the Community Medical Center in Calico Rock, Ark. Freeda was united in marriage to Clyde Bernard Fabares on Dec. 27, 1973. She spent her working years as a homemaker and she was of the Catholic faith...
James "Tuff" Sisco (10/03/08)
James Ronald "Tuff" Sisco, 63, of Alton, Mo., was born Jan. 8, 1945, near Doniphan, Mo., and died Sept. 15, 2008, at his home. He is survived by: his sister, Helen Sue Winn and husband Elwood of Independence, Mo.; a sister-in-law, Theresa Sisco of Alton, Mo.; two step-brothers, Keith Dodson of Alton, Mo. and Tommy Dodson of Plattsburg, Mo.; one step-sister, Pam Cummings of the state of Utah; numerous nieces; nephews; and other relatives and friends...
Jerry L. Roach (10/03/08)
Jerry L. Roach, 48, of Poughkeepsie, Ark., died Sept. 23, 2008, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. He was born Sept. 18, 1960, at St. Charles, Ill., to R.V. and Opal Mae (Carter) Roach. He was a U.S. Air Force Veteran and self-employed truck driver and mechanic...
Betty Ruth Arie (10/03/08)
Betty Ruth (St. John) Arie, 72 of Cave City, Ark., died Sept. 24, 2008, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. She was born April 10, 1936, at Hoxie, Ark., to Leonard Otto and Velva (Riggs) St. John. She was a homemaker and had worked at White Rodgers and Westport Casuals in Batesville. She was a member of the VFW women's auxilary in Evening Shade and was of the Church of God faith...
Edward Gene Robaugh (10/03/08)
Edward Gene Robaugh, 84, of Williford, Ark., died Sept. 19, 2008, at his residence in Williford. Edward was a retired bartender and a member of the Lighthouse Baptist Church of Williford. He was the son of the late William Robaugh and the late Mary (Shuff) Robaugh...
Judith (Judy) King (10/03/08)
Judith Ann (Judy) King, 60, of Thayer, Mo., daughter of Stella Mae (Martin) Thomas and the late J. N. Maguffee, was born on Oct. 27, 1947, in Glencoe, Ark. She died Sept. 25, 2008, at her home in Thayer, Mo. Judy was united in marriage to Carl Lee King on Jan. 13, 1964, at Salem, Ark...
Diane I. Beagle (10/03/08)
Diane I. Beagle, 64, of Hardy, Ark., died Sept. 26, 2008, at Baxter County Regional Hospital in Mountain Home, Ark. She was the daughter of the late William McCaslin and the late Gladys (Vanloon) McCaslin. She is survived by: her husband, William Beagle; daughter, Kelli Beagle of Indianapolis, Ind.; son, William Charle Beagle of Brackney, Pa.; brother, William McCaslin of Byron, Mich...
Freeda Marie Fabares (10/03/08)
Freeda Marie Fabares, 74, of Horseshoe Bend, Ark., daughter of the late Lemmie Jackson and Burla Lois (Wyatt) Sterman, was born on Nov. 21, 1933, in Arlington, Ky. She died Sept. 24, 2008, at the Community Medical Center in Calico Rock, Ark. Freeda was united in marriage to Clyde Bernard Fabares on Dec. 27, 1973. She spent her working years as a homemaker and she was of the Catholic faith...
Maggie Hull (10/03/08)
Maggie Hull, 101, of Hardy, Ark., died Sept. 24, 2008 at her residence. She was the daughter of the late George Morgan and the late Ollie (Eastridge) Morgan. She is preceded in death by: two husbands, Earl Wise and J.B. Hull; two brothers, Alva and Ed Morgan; three sisters, Hessie Harbison, Laura Armstrong and Lela Phelps; and her parents...
Coy Richey (10/03/08)
Coy Richey, 85, of Black Rock, Ark., died Sept. 25, 2008, at St. Vincent's Hospital in Little Rock, Ark. He was born on Nov. 20, 1922, in Eaton the son of the late Elmer H. and Alice Tretenburg Richey. He was united in marriage to Shirley Smith on Dec. 8, 1947. He was a self-employed dairy farmer and a member of the Church of Christ of Eaton...
Ransom Jackson (10/03/08)
Ransom Woodrow Jackson, 89, of Hardy, Ark., died Sept. 27, 2008, at St. Bernard's Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro, Ark. He was born on March 19, 1919, in Ballard, Ark., the son of the late Walter and Leora Ferguson Jackson. He was a Baptist and a retired school bus driver for the Highland School District for 37 years...
Annie Pearl Hanks (10/03/08)
Annie Pearl Tinker Hanks, 63, of Highland, Ark., died Sept. 21, 2008, at her residence. She is survived by: her companion, Charles Tinker of Highland; two daughters, Kathy Weigle of Peoria, Ill., and Judith Shuler of Maryville, Tenn.; two sons, Robert Hanks of Mound City, Mo., and John Hanks of Lewistown, Pa.; two sisters, Alice Todd of Loudon, Tenn., and Sue Hicks of Tennessee; one brother, Steve Collins of Philadelphia, Tenn.; 12 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren...
Reba Mullins (10/03/08)
Reba Naomi (Powell) Mullins, 77, of Mammoth Spring, Ark., was born Oct. 28, 1930, in Steele, Mo., and died Sept. 25, 2008, at Salem, Ark. Survivors include: her husband, Richard Mullins of Williford, Ark.; three sons, James Mullins of Mammoth Spring, Ark., Dewayne Mullins and wife Starlet of Mammoth Sping, and Bob Mullins and wife Roberta of Williford; one sister, Ruby Murphy of Mammoth Spring; nine grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild...
James "Tuff" Sisco (10/03/08)
James Ronald "Tuff" Sisco, 63, of Alton, Mo., was born Jan. 8, 1945, near Doniphan, Mo., and died Sept. 15, 2008, at his home. He is survived by: his sister, Helen Sue Winn and husband Elwood of Independence, Mo.; a sister-in-law, Theresa Sisco of Alton, Mo.; two step-brothers, Keith Dodson of Alton, Mo. and Tommy Dodson of Plattsburg, Mo.; one step-sister, Pam Cummings of the state of Utah; numerous nieces; nephews; and other relatives and friends...
Jerry L. Roach (10/03/08)
Jerry L. Roach, 48, of Poughkeepsie, Ark., died Sept. 23, 2008, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. He was born Sept. 18, 1960, at St. Charles, Ill., to R.V. and Opal Mae (Carter) Roach. He was a U.S. Air Force Veteran and self-employed truck driver and mechanic...
Betty Ruth Arie (10/03/08)
Betty Ruth (St. John) Arie, 72 of Cave City, Ark., died Sept. 24, 2008, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. She was born April 10, 1936, at Hoxie, Ark., to Leonard Otto and Velva (Riggs) St. John. She was a homemaker and had worked at White Rodgers and Westport Casuals in Batesville. She was a member of the VFW women's auxilary in Evening Shade and was of the Church of God faith...
Ransom Jackson (10/03/08)
Ransom Woodrow Jackson, 89, of Hardy, Ark., died Sept. 27, 2008, at St. Bernard's Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro, Ark. He was born on March 19, 1919, in Ballard, Ark., the son of the late Walter and Leora Ferguson Jackson. He was a Baptist and a retired school bus driver for the Highland School District for 37 years...
Diane I. Beagle (10/03/08)
Diane I. Beagle, 64, of Hardy, Ark., died Sept. 26, 2008, at Baxter County Regional Hospital in Mountain Home, Ark. She was the daughter of the late William McCaslin and the late Gladys (Vanloon) McCaslin. She is survived by: her husband, William Beagle; daughter, Kelli Beagle of Indianapolis, Ind.; son, William Charle Beagle of Brackney, Pa.; brother, William McCaslin of Byron, Mich...
Edward G. Robaugh (10/03/08)
Edward Gene Robaugh, 84, of Williford, Ark., died Sept. 19, 2008, at his residence in Williford. Edward was a retired bartender and a member of the Lighthouse Baptist Church of Williford. He was the son of the late William Robaugh and the late Mary (Shuff) Robaugh...
Maggie Hull (10/03/08)
Maggie Hull, 101, of Hardy, Ark., died Sept. 24, 2008 at her residence. She was the daughter of the late George Morgan and the late Ollie (Eastridge) Morgan. She is preceded in death by: two husbands, Earl Wise and J.B. Hull; two brothers, Alva and Ed Morgan; three sisters, Hessie Harbison, Laura Armstrong and Lela Phelps; and her parents...
Freeda Marie Fabares (10/03/08)
Freeda Marie Fabares, 74, of Horseshoe Bend, Ark., daughter of the late Lemmie Jackson and Burla Lois (Wyatt) Sterman, was born on Nov. 21, 1933, in Arlington, Ky. She died Sept. 24, 2008, at the Community Medical Center in Calico Rock, Ark. Freeda was united in marriage to Clyde Bernard Fabares on Dec. 27, 1973. She spent her working years as a homemaker and she was of the Catholic faith...
Jerry L. Roach (10/03/08)
Jerry L. Roach, 48, of Poughkeepsie, Ark., died Sept. 23, 2008, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. He was born Sept. 18, 1960 at St. Charles, Ill., to R.V. and Opal Mae (Carter) Roach. He was a U.S. Air Force Veteran and self-employed truck driver and mechanic...
Annie Pearl Hanks (10/03/08)
Annie Pearl Tinker Hanks, 63, of Highland, Ark., died Sept. 21, 2008, at her residence. She is survived by: her companion, Charles Tinker of Highland; two daughters, Kathy Weigle of Peoria, Ill., and Judith Shuler of Maryville, Tenn.; two sons, Robert Hanks of Mound City, Mo., and John Hanks of Lewistown, Pa.; two sisters, Alice Todd of Loudon, Tenn., and Sue Hicks of Tennessee; one brother, Steve Collins of Philadelphia, Tenn.; 12 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren...
Betty Ruth (St. John) Arie (10/03/08)
Betty Ruth (St. John) Arie, 72 of Cave City, Ark., died Sept. 24, 2008, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. She was born April 10, 1936, at Hoxie, Ark., to Leonard Otto and Velva (Riggs) St. John. She was a homemaker and had worked at White Rodgers and Westport Casuals in Batesville. She was a member of the VFW women's auxilary in Evening Shade and was of the Church of God faith...
Coy Richey (10/03/08)
Coy Richey, 85, of Black Rock, Ark., died Sept. 25, 2008, at St. Vincent's Hospital in Little Rock, Ark. He was born on Nov. 20, 1922, in Eaton the son of the late Elmer H. and Alice Tretenburg Richey. He was united in marriage to Shirley Smith on Dec. 8, 1947. He was a self-employed dairy farmer and a member of the Church of Christ of Eaton...
Landon Kohl McEntire (10/03/08)
Mike McEntire and Christal Herron of Mountain Home, would like to announce the birth of their son, Landon Kohl McEntire. Landon was born July 7, 2008, at 7:15 p.m., at Baxter Regional Medical Center in Mountain Home. He weighed 6 pounds, 8.7 ounces and was 19-1/4 inches long...
Landon Kohl McEntire (10/03/08)
Mike McEntire and Christal Herron of Mountain Home, would like to announce the birth of their son, Landon Kohl McEntire. Landon was born July 7, 2008, at 7:15 p.m., at Baxter Regional Medical Center in Mountain Home. He weighed 6 pounds, 8.7 ounces and was 19-1/4 inches long...
Thomason -- Combs (10/03/08)
Crystal Rogers and Wayne Thomason of Winona, Mo., announce the upcoming marriage of their daughter, Tymber Maigon to Austin Lee Combs. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jay Kufeldt of Birch Tree, Mo. The prospective groom is the son of Randall and Beckie Combs of Alton, Mo. He is the grandson of Donald and Alice Gay Combs of West Plains, Mo., and Donald and Marlin Durham of Bernie, Mo...
Chewning -- McEntire (10/03/08)
Jerry and Sarah Chewning of Alton, Mo., announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Lauren Marie to Jeffrey Wade McEntire, son of Terry and Donna McEntire of Alton, Mo. Wedding vows will be exchanged Saturday, Oct. 11 at 4 p.m., at the First Baptist Church in Alton, Mo...
Coltharp -- Robinson (10/03/08)
Brian and Pam Coltharp of Sidney, Ark., wish to announce the engagement of their daughter, Abbigail Lynn Coltharp to Johannes Robinson, son of Stanley and Yenneke Robinson of Salem, Ark. The wedding will take place at noon on Saturday, Oct. 25 at Friendship Baptist Church in Highland, Ark., with a reception immediately following. Brother Mike Stanley will preside over the ceremony...
Thomason -- Combs (10/03/08)
Crystal Rogers and Wayne Thomason of Winona, Mo., announce the upcoming marriage of their daughter, Tymber Maigon to Austin Lee Combs. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jay Kufeldt of Birch Tree, Mo. The prospective groom is the son of Randall and Beckie Combs of Alton, Mo. He is the grandson of Donald and Alice Gay Combs of West Plains, Mo., and Donald and Marlin Durham of Bernie, Mo...
Chewning -- McEntire (10/03/08)
Jerry and Sarah Chewning of Alton, Mo., announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Lauren Marie to Jeffrey Wade McEntire, son of Terry and Donna McEntire of Alton, Mo. Wedding vows will be exchanged Saturday, Oct. 11 at 4 p.m., at the First Baptist Church in Alton, Mo...
Coltharp -- Robinson (10/03/08)
Brian and Pam Coltharp of Sidney, Ark., wish to announce the engagement of their daughter, Abbigail Lynn Coltharp to Johannes Robinson, son of Stanley and Yenneke Robinson of Salem, Ark. The wedding will take place at noon on Saturday, Oct. 25 at Friendship Baptist Church in Highland, Ark., with a reception immediately following. Brother Mike Stanley will preside over the ceremony...
Coltharp -- Robinson (10/03/08)
Brian and Pam Coltharp of Sidney, Ark., wish to announce the engagement of their daughter, Abbigail Lynn Coltharp to Johannes Robinson, son of Stanley and Yenneke Robinson of Salem, Ark. The wedding will take place at noon on Saturday, Oct. 25 at Friendship Baptist Church in Highland, Ark., with a reception immediately following. Brother Mike Stanley will preside over the ceremony...
Oregon County Sheriff's Report (10/03/08)
Ricky M. Gibson, 22, Thayer was sent to state prison Sept. 24 on a probation violation and possession of a controlled substance. Wesley V. Garza, 31, of Pocahontas, Ark., was issued a speeding citation Sept. 26. He paid the fine and was released. Joseph A, Curtis, 28, of Alton was charged Sept. 27 with misdemeanor stealing. He posted a $1,000 bond and was released...
Thayer Police Report (10/03/08)
Ray C. Victorino, 25, Thayer was held for domestic assault Sept. 21. No bond was set. Charges were dropped by the victim after a 12-hour hold in the Thayer City Jail. David G. Lawson, 59, Isabella, Mo., was charged with speeding Sept. 24. Tracy D. Nickels, 36, Thayer was charged with property damage Sept. 26, She was held in the Thayer City Jail for eight-hours and released...
Fulton County Sheriff's Report (10/03/08)
Janice Thompson, 52, of Salem, was arrested Sept. 26 for driving while intoxicated and careless driving. Thompson was transported to Izard County Jail where she posted $965 bond and was released Sept. 27 and given a court date of Oct. 8. Jeremy Goodwin, 29, of Hardy, was arrested on a warrant for failure to pay child support on Sept. 27. Goodwin is being held in Fulton County Jail in lieu of a $1025.49 cash only bond...
Sharp County District Court (10/03/08)
Smith, Brandy Lee, 22, failure to pay fines and costs, guilty. Sawyer, Gregory L., 36, failure to pay fines and costs, guilty. Treybig, Wendy G., 28, failure to pay fines and costs, guilty. Neal, Joel T., 31, public intoxication, guilty. Marin, Victor John III, 36, failure to appear in court, nol prossed...
Sharp County Sheriff's Report (10/03/08)
William T. Chambers, 48, of Poplar Bluff, Mo., was arrested Sept. 14 for probation revocation. Joel T. Neal, 31, of Hardy, was arrested for a probationary hold Sept. 15. Joshua Brachenrich, 24, of Wilson, was arrested for a suspended drivers license for DWI, DWI-drugs #3 and running a stop sign Sept. 15...
Fulton County Sheriff's Report (10/03/08)
Janice Thompson, 52, of Salem, was arrested Sept. 26 for driving while intoxicated and careless driving. Thompson was transported to Izard County Jail where she posted $965 bond and was released Sept. 27 and given a court date of Oct. 8. Jeremy Goodwin, 29, of Hardy, was arrested on a warrant for failure to pay child support on Sept. 27. Goodwin is being held in Fulton County Jail in lieu of a $1025.49 cash only bond...
Thayer Police Report (10/03/08)
Ray C. Victorino, 25, Thayer was held for domestic assault Sept. 21. No bond was set. Charges were dropped by the victim after a 12-hour hold in the Thayer City Jail. David G. Lawson, 59, Isabella, Mo., was charged with speeding Sept. 24. Tracy D. Nickels, 36, Thayer was charged with property damage Sept. 26, She was held in the Thayer City Jail for eight-hours and released...
Oregon County Sheriff's Report (10/03/08)
Ricky M. Gibson, 22, Thayer was sent to state prison Sept. 24 on a probation violation and possession of a controlled substance. Wesley V. Garza, 31, of Pocahontas, Ark., was issued a speeding citation Sept. 26. He paid the fine and was released. Joseph A, Curtis, 28, of Alton was charged Sept. 27 with misdemeanor stealing. He posted a $1,000 bond and was released...
Sharp County Sheriff's Report (10/03/08)
William T. Chambers, 48, of Poplar Bluff, Mo., was arrested Sept. 14 for probation revocation. Joel T. Neal, 31, of Hardy, was arrested for a probationary hold Sept. 15. Joshua Brachenrich, 24, of Wilson, was arrested for a suspended drivers license for DWI, DWI-drugs #3 and running a stop sign Sept. 15...
Sharp County District Court (10/03/08)
Smith, Brandy Lee, 22, failure to pay fines and costs, guilty. Sawyer, Gregory L., 36, failure to pay fines and costs, guilty. Treybig, Wendy G., 28, failure to pay fines and costs, guilty. Neal, Joel T., 31, public intoxication, guilty. Marin, Victor John III, 36, failure to appear in court, nol prossed...
Sharp County Sheriff's Report (10/03/08)
William T. Chambers, 48, of Poplar Bluff, Mo., was arrested Sept. 14 for probation revocation. Joel T. Neal, 31, of Hardy, was arrested for a probationary hold Sept. 15. Joshua Brachenrich, 24, of Wilson, was arrested for a suspended drivers license for DWI, DWI-drugs #3 and running a stop sign Sept. 15...
Sharp County District Court (10/03/08)
Smith, Brandy Lee, 22, failure to pay fines and costs, guilty. Sawyer, Gregory L., 36, failure to pay fines and costs, guilty. Treybig, Wendy G., 28, failure to pay fines and costs, guilty. Neal, Joel T., 31, public intoxication, guilty. Marin, Victor John III, 36, failure to appear in court, nol prossed...
Poll Question Results - What do you think the legal beginning driving age should be? (10/03/08)
What do you think the legal beginning driving age should be? 15: 7.6% (9 votes) 16: 44.1% (52 votes) 17: 10.2% (12 votes) 18: 28.8% (34 votes) 19 and above: 6.8% (8 votes) Other, Please Comment: 2.5% (3 votes) 118 votes cast Comments: Most kids are driving by the age of 15, so why not let them take the driving tests and be legal?...
Poll Question Results - How do you feel about the temporary injunction to prohibit the wet/dry issue from the November ballot? (10/03/08)
How You Voted
What a great daze! (10/03/08)
It's that time of year when weekend festivals can be found in almost every town in the Ozarks. This past weekend I took an unplanned trip to Thayer and Myrtle. Thayer's Fall Festival was planned for Saturday evening and included the crowning of the Fall Festival King and Queen. Rgrettably, my schedule didn't allow me to attend the evening event but hopefully members of the Crescite Club will provide us with pictures of the winners...
Completion (10/03/08)
My husband and I, along with our daughter-in-law Leslie, got to witness the completion of a goal this past Friday when our son, Joel, was sworn in as an attorney for the state of Missouri. It took place in Jefferson City, and although another judge in the county he works in could have sworn him in, he chose to go through the official ceremony for his dad and me and his wife Leslie...
Democracy, is it just for foreign countries? (10/03/08)
All the people in our military from Sharp County must be very disappointed, as they are risking their lives for the freedom and democracy for people in Iraq and other foreign countries, and their people at home in Sharp County are not allowed to vote for or against the wet/dry issue. How come freedom and democracy is only important for the people in foreign countries?...
Wet/dry, let's keep it off the ballot (10/03/08)
I have been following this "wet/dry" issue for Sharp County with interest. I have noticed that most of the "letters to the Editor" have been strongly in favor of putting the issue on the ballot. I'd like to express an opinion for keeping it off the ballot. ...
I thought we lived in America (10/03/08)
I could not believe the decision this Judge Phil Smith came to in regards to HAVING THE RIGHT TO VOTE, on the wet dry issue in Sharp County on the November Ballot. How could two individuals, against 4,300, decide what's best for our county? They threw out 400 votes, because a wife signed for her husband that had had a stroke, and the father who helped his son steady his hand while he signed because he wanted to have the right to vote, but is autistic. ...
Majority doesn't rule in Sharp County (10/03/08)
Well, the two small-minded people who are afraid to allow us to vote on the Wet/Dry issue, may have won the battle, but my friends, they have not won the war. Morris Street of Cherokee Village and Yota Shaw of Strawberry, Ark., think they know what's best for 18,000 other citizens of Sharp County. ...
Reader responds to previous letters (10/03/08)
I agree, the people have a right to vote regarding the wet/dry issue in Sharp County. However, I must reply to the "Name Withheld" letter asking "We still live in ... a democracy in Sharp County , do we not?" The short answer is "No. We live in a republic." We pledge allegiance to the Republic of the United States not to the democracy of the United States. ...