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Stories from Friday, October 17, 2008

Court upholds decision (10/17/08)
The Arkansas Supreme Court made a decision Oct. 16 affirming Judge Phillip Smith's decision to keep the wet/dry issue off the November ballot. Check the Oct. 22 edition of the Villager Journal for more information.
Battle of the Belt (10/17/08)
MoDot program educates students on safety
Internet site helps scam victims (10/17/08)
THAYER -- In August, several Thayer residents received letters in the mail from companies claiming they had won a substantial sum of money. The Thayer Police Department, just last week, received complaints of a similar scam and is advising local residents to pay attention to what they are getting involved in...
Charges filed in flagman's death (10/17/08)
The death of a highway construction flagman has led to charges being filed against an Indianapolis, Ind., man. Edward J. Lafleur, 57, has been charged with a class C felony involuntary manslaughter and class C felony assault in the second degree. According to a probable cause statement from Oregon County Prosecuting Attorney, Fred Oneill's office, Sgt. Ray Rees of Troop G investigated the accident that resulted in Lefleur being charged...
A safe haven close to home (10/17/08)
OREGON COUNTY -- This month is the National Domestic Violence Awareness Month across the country. Christos House Oregon County Outreach Center Administrator, Sherry Fohey, wants area residents to know that in conjuction with National Domestic Violence Month, the local Christos House will be holding a Survivor Support Group meeting Oct. 21 at 7 p.m. at the Outreach Center located at 804 West Broadway in Alton...
Flu shots available (10/17/08)
The beginning of flu season is just around the corner and Oregon County Health Department Director Shiela Russell said now is the time to start considering preventive measures local residents can take to reduce the risk of getting the flu. "Some years the flu can be severe and widespread as was the case in the 2003-2004 flu season when the Fujian strain hit the United States," she said...
Hydrogen cell comes to area (10/17/08)
It may look like a simple canister but it can keep money in your pocket and pollution out of the air. Roger Seratt, owner of Fairdealing Hydrogen Cell Company, has developed a new hydrogen cell that he guarantees will increase fuel mileage up to 40 percent. "If you don't see an increase of 10 to 40 percent in your gas mileage we will refund 100 percent of what you paid for the item," Seratt pledges...
Plant society to visit Mammoth Spring (10/17/08)
MAMMOTH SPRING -- Being the plant and flower person she is, Mammoth Spring Mayor Jean Pace is excited the fall meeting of the Arkansas Native Plant Society and their field trips will be held the weekend of Oct. 24 in Mammoth Spring. "It has been several years since the group has met in the north part of the state for the fall meeting, so, we will have a chance to see the diversity of fall wildflowers and fall foliage on display," said society president Staria Vanderpool...
Alzheimers support group formed (10/17/08)
THAYER -- A local woman, Ruth Jewell, has formed a support group for caregivers of people who have alzheimers and dementia. "I started this group because a family member of mine has alzheimers. Our first meeting was last month at the school. We only had five people present. I am hoping through this interview more people will find out about the support group and attend our meetings," she said...
Revisiting the past ... Narrows to be open to public (10/17/08)
OREGON COUNTY -- The Narrows has been a topic of concern in conversations for many years in Oregon County. This Saturday, weather permitting, the Narrows will be open to the public. The event is being made possible through efforts of the Oregon County Commission and the United States Forest Service...
Area banks still lending, still strong (10/17/08)
Today's economy is looking very shaky to many people and it's making some worry about whether their money is safe in the bank or if they should pull all of it out and stuff it in a mattress. Even though the government passed the controversial $700 billion bailout plan, Wall Street has yet to see the effects of it and many people are worried about their money...
Two die in separate accidents (10/17/08)
Two people died in separate accidents Oct. 9 on U.S. Highway 62/412. Derrick M. Morris, 26, of Salem, was killed at 2:30 a.m. The accident occurred 1.6 miles east of Arkansas State Highway 9 in Salem. According to the report, Morris was traveling west on U.S. ...
Hydrogen cell comes to area (10/17/08)
Company says cell will increase fuel mileage
Cooler sends man to cooler (10/17/08)
Around 3 p.m., Oct. 8, First National Banking Company (FNBC) employees started what they thought was a normal banking transaction but it turned out to be a little more. According to Ash Flat Police Chief Mike Zeiger, three men, later identified as Jimmy Mayberry Jr., James Mayberry Sr. ...
Correction (10/17/08)
In the Oct. 9 issue of The News, it was incorrectly published that Viola School will have their Fall Festival at the Boy Scout Camp. The Fall Festival will be at the Viola Elementary School at 6 p.m. on Oct. 17.
Flood dams neglected (10/17/08)
The Arkansas Association of Conservation Districts (AACD) announced Oct. 9 that inspections of some flood control dams found that they are "aging and some are in a neglected state." The flood control dams were built by the United States Department of Agriculture's Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) through Public Law 83-566, the Watershed Protection and Flood Prevention Act of 1954...
Watershed to be on ballot (10/17/08)
Nov. 4 is a big day for the people and for the U.S. government. Arkansans have many controversial issues on the ballot, including unmarried couples adopting or fostering children and a state lottery. There is also an amendment allowing anyone who wants to be a voting official, including state employees, to apply...
Annual book fair slated (10/17/08)
These days present kids with a world of Internet chat rooms, video games and MP3 players. With all of these gadgets and gizmos, it's hard for kids to open up their imaginations and read a book. Kim Smith-Harber, the library media specialist at the Salem High School Library is trying to turn that world around...
Yard sale to benefit Restoration of Life Center (10/17/08)
Running away from life's mishaps, either self-inflicted or fostered upon us, takes courage and a helping hand up. Spring River area residents have joined together to begin a way for women who want a new start for themselves but do not have the resources and mentors to help them attain their goals...
Leroy McManus ... a mystery man (10/17/08)
Drums roll in the bandstand and the audience's eyes look upward into the blinding spotlights to see a small figure standing high above them on a tight rope. The ringleader steps out and announces the next show to be so frightening and daring that those who have tried to do this feat before have plummeted to their deaths. ...
And The Winner Is ... (10/17/08)
Highland held their 10th Anniversary Celebration Oct. 13, at the Highland High School football field. Among many activities, Highland Mayor Jerome Norwood announced the winner of the new flag design for Highland. Sam Breakbill, 8, won $100 for designing the flag Highland chose to use. From left, are: Ms. Stacy, Highland art teacher, Katie Clay-Thomas, third place winner, Sam Breakbill, Devin Cook, second place winner, and Mayor Jerome Norwood. Photo/Amanda Powers...
Area banks still lending still strong (10/17/08)
Today's economy is looking very shaky to many people and it's making some worry about whether their money is safe in the bank or if they should pull all of it out and stuff it in a mattress. Even though the government passed the controversial $700 billion bailout plan, Wall Street has yet to see the effects of it and many people are worried about their money...
Cooler sends man to cooler (10/17/08)
Around 3 p.m., Oct. 8, First National Banking Company (FNBC) employees started what they thought was a normal banking transaction but it turned out to be a little more. According to Ash Flat Police Chief Mike Zeiger, three men, later identified as Jimmy Mayberry Jr., James Mayberry Sr. ...
Hydrogen cell comes to area (10/17/08)
Company says cell will increase fuel mileage
Nontraditional pets and children don't mix (10/17/08)
Everyone has picked up a turtle or lizard at one time or another in their life, but a new study questions how safe it is for children to do so. American Academy of Pediatrics conducted a study on the safety of young children handling exotic animals. According to the report, children under the age of 5 should avoid owning nontraditional pets...
Arts and crafts festival slated (10/17/08)
Artisans and crafters throughout Arkansas and surrounding states will display their talents in Old Hardy Town on the weekend of Oct. 18-19. The event is free to the public and will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday in the Old Hardy Gym and several other locations along Main Street...
Students learn fire safety (10/17/08)
Oct. 8, 1871, one of the biggest fires in history broke out -- the Great Chicago Fire. This fire claimed the lives of more than 300 people and left over 100,000 people without homes. The Great Chicago Fire was one that was never forgotten. In 1901, 40 years after this tragedy, the Fire Marshals Association of North America (FMANA) decided to observe this day in a way that would keep the public informed about the importance of fire prevention. ...
October is domestic violence awareness month (10/17/08)
Along with breast cancer awareness, October is Domestic Violence (DV) awareness month. Unless a person is involved in its work or is a victim of DV, most do not consider this as a real problem in our country. That could not be further from the truth, as evidenced by statistics...
Yard sale to benefit Restoration of Life Center (10/17/08)
Running away from life's mishaps, either self-inflicted or fostered upon us, takes courage and a helping hand up. Spring River area residents have joined together to begin a way for women who want a new start for themselves but do not have the resources and mentors to help them attain their goals...
Cherokee Village minister publishes book (10/17/08)
It all started with a dream. Kay Wiggins awoke in the middle of the night and just started writing. Wiggins who is an ordained minister, lives in Cherokee Village. She has always been an avid reader and loves words. Wiggins said she woke up, the night before her husbands birthday, to a dream that intrigued her. ...
Sites, weather change, game still same (10/17/08)
The 2007 edition of the Thayer Bobcat football team made us old "Bobcodgers" proud. They put Thayer on the map, so to speak. What a thrill it must have been for those boys and the coaches to run out on that smooth carpet in the Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis before several thousand spectators and come within a whisker of winning the state championship...
Eagles come up short against no. 6 Pioneers (10/17/08)
The Central Methodist University football team had its most productive day offensively and scored the most points NAIA No. 6 MidAmerica Nazarene University has allowed this season, but it was not enough as the Pioneers held on for a 27-24 win over CMU Oct. 11...
CLASS 2A STATE GOLF TOURNAMENT (10/17/08)
Salem 3rd, Melbourne 5th in Class 2A
Salem falls at EPC (10/17/08)
As if the long trip to Lepanto wasn't bad enough by itself, to make matters worse, the East Poinsett County Warriors were primed and ready when the Salem Greyhounds rolled into town Oct. 10. The homestanding Warriors jumped out to a 19-0 lead at the half and sent the Hounds home with a 39-6 loss in 3-2A action...
Eagan fourth in Class 4A (10/17/08)
Tommy Eagan shot a 74 to finish fourth in the Class 4A state golf tournament at Eagle Crest Golf Club in Alma Oct. 8. Eagan was three shots behind state champion Lane Hulse of Fordyce, who fired an even-par round of 71. With his finish, Eagan earned All-State honors...
Rebel value cards on sale (10/17/08)
The new Highland Rebel value cards are now on sale. The Rebel Value cards sell for $10 each and gain discounts from 39 area business for a full year and may be purchased from any Highland High School junior class member, or they can also be purchased at the Highland High School central offices during school hours...
Junior Rebs shutout at Valley View (10/17/08)
One step back. After their come-from-behind win two weeks ago against Trumann, followed by a dominating win over Westside, the Highland junior Rebels didn't play as expected in their 18-0 loss to the junior Blazers at Valley View on Oct. 9. The first half was chewed up by four series...
Warriors break conference losing streak (10/17/08)
HIGHLAND 0, WESTSIDE 16
Mighty Mite Hounds split with Melbourne (10/17/08)
On a beautiful first Saturday of October, the third-grade Salem Mighty Mites took the field against the Melbourne Bearkatz, to start an exciting day of football action. The game was a real tussle in the first half, but the Hounds were able to get things going in the second half to beat the third-grade Bearkatz 12-0...
Local resident celebrates outdoors at NWTF event (10/17/08)
Oregon County's Lori Stickler attended the National Wild Turkey Federation's three-day event celebrating the NWTF's 10-year anniversary of its Women in the Outdoors outreach program, which proved to be full of surprises for more than 300 women in attendance...
Urban deer harvest numbers up (10/17/08)
Hunters checked 678 deer during the urban portion of Missouri's firearms deer season, up 124 from last year but still well below the record for the four-day season. Hunters could legally shoot only "antlerless" deer during the hunt Oct. 3 through 6. The legal definition includes deer with spike antlers less than 3-inches long...
State removes three from endangered species list (10/17/08)
The Missouri Conservation Commission has removed two birds and a snake from the state endangered species list, recognizing that the future of all three now seems secure. At its meeting Sept. 26 in Poplar Bluff the Commission voted to declassify the bald eagle, the barn owl and the western fox snake...
New Spring River access open in Imboden (10/17/08)
There has been a public boat launch into the Spring River within the city limits of Imboden for nearly 40 years now. Over the course of its existence, the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission has spent several thousand dollars maintaining the area. The site's shortcoming is that it lies only three feet above the river's ordinary level, so consequently it is often inundated and scoured. Parking lot maintenance typically involves grading and leveling, plus adding additional gravel...
New Spring River access open in Imboden (10/17/08)
There has been a public boat launch into the Spring River within the city limits of Imboden for nearly 40 years now. Over the course of its existence, the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission has spent several thousand dollars maintaining the area. The site's shortcoming is that it lies only three feet above the river's ordinary level, so consequently it is often inundated and scoured. Parking lot maintenance typically involves grading and leveling, plus adding additional gravel...
Nancy Ellen (Shelley) King (10/17/08)
Nancy Ellen (Shelley) King, 82, of Ash Flat, Ark., daughter of the late James Thomas and Mary Ann (McConnell) Shelley, was born Feb. 4, 1926, in Lexington, Okla. She died Oct. 8, 2008, at her home. Nancy was married to Robert James King on Feb. 12, 1958, at the home of James Thomas Shelley by Bro. Tommy Mills of Saddle, Ark. She was a homemaker and worked for several years for Hilton Poultry of Thayer, Mo. Nancy was a member of the Peace Valley Pentecostal Church...
Jesse Harold Hardin (10/17/08)
Jesse Harold Hardin, son of the late James Hardin and Dovie Hurst Hardin, was born on Jan. 1, 1945, in Lepanto, Ark. He died Oct. 8, 2008 at Fulton County Hospital in Salem, Ark., at the age of 63. During his working years he was a carpenter, doing general construction work...
Michael Scott Rogers (10/17/08)
Michael Scott Rogers was born Nov. 19, 1950, in Pueblo, Colo., the son of Wilburn Rogers and Dorothy Davis Rogers. He died Oct. 7, 2008, in West Plains, Mo., at the age of 57. He was united in marriage May 26, 1972, at Thayer, Mo., to Kathryn Robertson...
Dorothy Lea Cotton (10/17/08)
Dorothy Lea Cotton, 94, of Alton, Mo., was born Sept. 4, 1914, in Wynne, Ark. She died Oct. 5, 2008, at West Vue Nursing Center in West Plains, Mo. Dorothy Lea came to Oregon County, Mo., in 1938, from Wynne to teach English and music. She taught at Couch School, Thomasville School and Alton School. She married L. R. "Red" Cotton of Couch, Mo., on June 30, 1941. They owned and operated the Western Auto and Alton Gas Company...
Nova Hailey (10/17/08)
Nova Gwendolyn Hailey, 92, of Salem, Ark., daughter of the late Richard Haynes and Ruth Reese Haynes Langston, was born May 26, 1916, in Wiseman, Ark. She died Oct. 7, 2008, at Southfork, River Therapy and Living Center in Salem. She was united in marriage to Jeff Hailey on July 13, 1940, in Oxford, Ark. She was a relief postal worker at the Wiseman Post Office for several years...
Mary Dunbar-Turley (10/17/08)
Mary Lou Dunbar-Turley, 70, of Ozark Acres, Ark., died Oct. 11, 2008, at St. Bernard's Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro, Ark. Mary retired from Western Electric, was a homemaker and of the Church of Christ faith. She is survived by: her daughter, Robin Propes of West  Paducah, Ky.; sisters, Carolyn Garner and Shirley Murphy of Hardy, Barbara Matlock of Yorkville, Ill., and Jan Keiser of Knox, Ind.; grandchildren, Will and Caleigh Propes...
Frank Herbert Pole (10/17/08)
Frank Herbert Pole was born the son of Frank Harry Pole and Anna Wilms Pole on Jan. 23, 1918, in Cleveland, Ohio, and died Oct. 12, 2008, at the National Health Care Center at West Plains, Mo., at the age of 90 years, He was united in marriage on June 22, 1940, in Cleveland, Ohio, to Mildred Irene Micksch, who preceded him in death Nov. 25, 2000. He was a Christian and of the Baptist faith...
Derrick Michael Morris (10/17/08)
Derrick Michael Morris, 26, of Salem, Ark., son of David Mitchell and Valerie Lynn (Daly) Morris, was born on Feb. 15, 1982, in Escondido, Calif. He departed this life on Oct. 9, 2008, at Salem, Ark. Derrick worked as the feed mill manager of Taylor Feed Mill in Franklin, Ark...
Robert Charles Ball (10/17/08)
Robert Charles Ball, 82, of Evening Shade, Ark., died Oct. 8, 2008, at the White River Medical Center in Batesville. He was born Feb. 3, 1926, at Kansas. He was a U.S. Navy veteran having served during World War II. He retired after 35 years from James River Dixie Corporation in Fort Smith. He was active in the UPI Union, Local 656 and was of the Protestant faith...
Freda Hosford (10/17/08)
Freda Hosford, 83, of Ash Flat, Ark., died Oct. 6, 2008. She was a long time resident of Mississippi County and Osceola, Ark., was born in Cash, Ark., on Jan. 27, 1925. She was a business owner in Mississippi County for over 40 years and attended various churches of Christ in Mississippi County, Cleburne County and Sharp County where she lived out her retirement years...
Beatrice Marie Lassiter (10/17/08)
Beatrice Marie Lassiter, 85, of Walnut Ridge, Ark., died Oct. 5, 2008, at St. Bernard's Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro, Ark. She was born Dec. 21, 1922, in Lawrence County, the daughter of the late Grear and Clara Simpson Abbott. She was a homemaker and a member of Charity Apostolic Tabernacle Church of Hoxie. She was united in marriage in August of 1943, in Randolph County to Sam Lassiter who preceded her in death on June 11, 1991...
Dorothy Lea Cotton (10/17/08)
Dorothy Lea Cotton, 94, of Alton, Mo., was born Sept. 4, 1914, in Wynne, Ark. She died Oct. 5, 2008, at West Vue Nursing Center in West Plains, Mo. Dorothy Lea came to Oregon County, Mo., in 1938, from Wynne to teach English and music. She taught at Couch School, Thomasville School and Alton School. She married L. R. "Red" Cotton of Couch, Mo., on June 30, 1941. They owned and operated the Western Auto and Alton Gas Company...
Nancy Ellen (Shelley) King (10/17/08)
Nancy Ellen (Shelley) King, 82, of Ash Flat, Ark., daughter of the late James Thomas and Mary Ann (McConnell) Shelley, was born Feb. 4, 1926, in Lexington, Okla. She died Oct. 8, 2008, at her home. Nancy was married to Robert James King on Feb. 12, 1958, at the home of James Thomas Shelley by Bro. Tommy Mills of Saddle, Ark. She was a homemaker and worked for several years for Hilton Poultry of Thayer, Mo. Nancy was a member of the Peace Valley Pentecostal Church...
Jesse Harold Hardin (10/17/08)
Jesse Harold Hardin, son of the late James Hardin and Dovie Hurst Hardin, was born on Jan. 1, 1945, in Lepanto, Ark. He died Oct. 8, 2008 at Fulton County Hospital in Salem, Ark., at the age of 63. During his working years he was a carpenter, doing general construction work...
Michael Scott Rogers (10/17/08)
Michael Scott Rogers was born Nov. 19, 1950, in Pueblo, Colo., the son of Wilburn Rogers and Dorothy Davis Rogers. He died Oct. 7, 2008, in West Plains, Mo., at the age of 57. He was united in marriage May 26, 1972, at Thayer, Mo., to Kathryn Robertson...
Beatrice Marie Lassiter (10/17/08)
Beatrice Marie Lassiter, 85, of Walnut Ridge, Ark., died Oct. 5, 2008, at St. Bernard's Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro, Ark. She was born Dec. 21, 1922, in Lawrence County, the daughter of the late Grear and Clara Simpson Abbott. She was a homemaker and a member of Charity Apostolic Tabernacle Church of Hoxie. She was united in marriage in August of 1943, in Randolph County to Sam Lassiter who preceded her in death on June 11, 1991...
Freda Hosford (10/17/08)
Freda Hosford, 83, of Ash Flat, Ark., died Oct. 6, 2008. She was a long time resident of Mississippi County and Osceola, Ark., was born in Cash, Ark., on Jan. 27, 1925. She was a business owner in Mississippi County for over 40 years and attended various churches of Christ in Mississippi County, Cleburne County and Sharp County where she lived out her retirement years...
Robert Charles Ball (10/17/08)
Robert Charles Ball, 82, of Evening Shade, Ark., died Oct. 8, 2008, at the White River Medical Center in Batesville. He was born Feb. 3, 1926, at Kansas. He was a U.S. Navy veteran having served during World War II. He retired after 35 years from James River Dixie Corporation in Fort Smith. He was active in the UPI Union, Local 656 and was of the Protestant faith...
Nova Hailey (10/17/08)
Nova Gwendolyn Hailey, 92, of Salem, Ark., daughter of the late Richard Haynes and Ruth Reese Haynes Langston, was born May 26, 1916, in Wiseman, Ark. She died Oct. 7, 2008, at Southfork, River Therapy and Living Center in Salem. She was united in marriage to Jeff Hailey on July 13, 1940, in Oxford, Ark. She was a relief postal worker at the Wiseman Post Office for several years...
Derrick Michael Morris (10/17/08)
Derrick Michael Morris, 26, of Salem, Ark., son of David Mitchell and Valerie Lynn (Daly) Morris, was born on Feb. 15, 1982, in Escondido, Calif. He departed this life on Oct. 9, 2008, at Salem, Ark. Derrick worked as the feed mill manager of Taylor Feed Mill in Franklin, Ark...
Frank Herbert Pole (10/17/08)
Frank Herbert Pole was born the son of Frank Harry Pole and Anna Wilms Pole on Jan. 23, 1918, in Cleveland, Ohio, and died Oct. 12, 2008, at the National Health Care Center at West Plains, Mo., at the age of 90 years, He was united in marriage on June 22, 1940, in Cleveland, Ohio, to Mildred Irene Micksch, who preceded him in death Nov. 25, 2000. He was a Christian and of the Baptist faith...
Mary Dunbar-Turley (10/17/08)
Mary Lou Dunbar-Turley, 70, of Ozark Acres, Ark., died Oct. 11, 2008, at St. Bernard's Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro, Ark. Mary retired from Western Electric, was a homemaker and of the Church of Christ faith. She is survived by: her daughter, Robin Propes of West  Paducah, Ky.; sisters, Carolyn Garner and Shirley Murphy of Hardy, Barbara Matlock of Yorkville, Ill., and Jan Keiser of Knox, Ind.; grandchildren, Will and Caleigh Propes...
Beatrice Marie Lassiter (10/17/08)
Beatrice Marie Lassiter, 85, of Walnut Ridge, Ark., died Oct. 5, 2008, at St. Bernard's Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro, Ark. She was born Dec. 21, 1922, in Lawrence County, the daughter of the late Grear and Clara Simpson Abbott. She was a homemaker and a member of Charity Apostolic Tabernacle Church of Hoxie. She was united in marriage in August of 1943, in Randolph County to Sam Lassiter who preceded her in death on June 11, 1991...
Freda Hosford (10/17/08)
Freda Hosford, 83, of Ash Flat, Ark., died Oct. 6, 2008. She was a long time resident of Mississippi County and Osceola, Ark., was born in Cash, Ark., on Jan. 27, 1925. She was a business owner in Mississippi County for over 40 years and attended various churches of Christ in Mississippi County, Cleburne County and Sharp County where she lived out her retirement years...
Derrick Michael Morris (10/17/08)
Derrick Michael Morris, 26, of Salem, Ark., son of David Mitchell and Valerie Lynn (Daly) Morris, was born on Feb. 15, 1982, in Escondido, Calif. He departed this life on Oct. 9, 2008, at Salem, Ark. Derrick worked as the feed mill manager of Taylor Feed Mill in Franklin, Ark...
Nancy Ellen (Shelley) King (10/17/08)
Nancy Ellen (Shelley) King, 82, of Ash Flat, Ark., daughter of the late James Thomas and Mary Ann (McConnell) Shelley, was born Feb. 4, 1926, in Lexington, Okla. She died Oct. 8, 2008, at her home. Nancy was married to Robert James King on Feb. 12, 1958, at the home of James Thomas Shelley by Bro. Tommy Mills of Saddle, Ark. She was a homemaker and worked for several years for Hilton Poultry of Thayer, Mo. Nancy was a member of the Peace Valley Pentecostal Church...
Mary Lou Dunbar-Turley (10/17/08)
Mary Lou Dunbar-Turley, 70, of Ozark Acres, Ark., died Oct. 11, 2008, at St. Bernard's Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro, Ark. Mary retired from Western Electric, was a homemaker and of the Church of Christ faith. She is survived by: her daughter, Robin Propes of West  Paducah, Ky.; sisters, Carolyn Garner and Shirley Murphy of Hardy, Barbara Matlock of Yorkville, Ill., and Jan Keiser of Knox, Ind.; grandchildren, Will and Caleigh Propes...
Robert Charles Ball (10/17/08)
Robert Charles Ball, 82, of Evening Shade, Ark., died Oct. 8, 2008, at the White River Medical Center in Batesville. He was born Feb. 3, 1926, at Kansas. He was a U.S. Navy veteran having served during World War II. He retired after 35 years from James River Dixie Corporation in Fort Smith. He was active in the UPI Union, Local 656 and was of the Protestant faith...
Sydney Moon Mullins (10/17/08)
Sam Mullins and Holly Reeves of Williford, Ark., announce the birth of a daughter born Oct. 6, 2008, at the White River Medical Center in Batesville, Ark. The baby has been named Sydney Moon Mullins. She weighed 6 pounds, 1 ounce. Grandparents are Dannie Mullins, Jill Jackson, James Reeves and Brenda Reeves...
Olivia Elaine Reeves (10/17/08)
Bradley Dwayne and Amanda Nicole Reeves of Jonesboro, Ark., announce the birth of a daughter born on Oct. 2, 2008, at NEA Baptist Memorial Hospital in Jonesboro. The baby has been named Olivia Elaine Reeves. She weighed 6 pounds, 9 ounces. Grandparents are Dwayne and Corda Reeves and Dalton and Brenda Lane...
Sydney Moon Mullins (10/17/08)
Sam Mullins and Holly Reeves of Williford, Ark., announce the birth of a daughter born Oct. 6, 2008, at the White River Medical Center in Batesville, Ark. The baby has been named Sydney Moon Mullins. She weighed 6 pounds, 1 ounce. Grandparents are Dannie Mullins, Jill Jackson, James Reeves and Brenda Reeves...
Olivia Elaine Reeves (10/17/08)
Bradley Dwayne and Amanda Nicole Reeves of Jonesboro, Ark., announce the birth of a daughter born on Oct. 2, 2008, at NEA Baptist Memorial Hospital in Jonesboro. The baby has been named Olivia Elaine Reeves. She weighed 6 pounds, 9 ounces. Grandparents are Dwayne and Corda Reeves and Dalton and Brenda Lane...
Olivia Elaine Reeves (10/17/08)
Bradley Dwayne and Amanda Nicole Reeves of Jonesboro, Ark., announce the birth of a daughter born on Oct. 2, 2008, at NEA Baptist Memorial Hospital in Jonesboro. The baby has been named Olivia Elaine Reeves. She weighed 6 pounds, 9 ounces. Grandparents are Dwayne and Corda Reeves and Dalton and Brenda Lane...
Sydney Moon Mullins (10/17/08)
Sam Mullins and Holly Reeves of Williford, Ark., announce the birth of a daughter born Oct. 6, 2008, at the White River Medical Center in Batesville, Ark. The baby has been named Sydney Moon Mullins. She weighed 6 pounds, 1 ounce. Grandparents are Dannie Mullins, Jill Jackson, James Reeves and Brenda Reeves...
Sarah Louise Huffmaster (10/17/08)
Dawn and Jack Huffmaster Jr., Rebecca, Rachel, Jack, Hannah, Nona and Joseph of Hardy have announced the birth of a daughter and sister at White River Medical Center on Aug. 16, 2008. The baby weighed 7 pounds, 9 ounces and has been named Sarah Louise Huffmaster...
Foster -- Smithee (10/17/08)
Amy Foster and Josh Smithee exchanged vows on Sept. 20 at the Salem First Baptist Church. Bro. John Hodges performed the private ceremony. The couple traveled to the Smoky Mountains for their honeymoon. Josh, Amy and their family invite family and friends to a reception in celebration of their marriage. The reception will be held Oct. 25 from 4-6 p.m. in the fellowship hall of Salem First Baptist Church...
Foster -- Smithee (10/17/08)
Amy Foster and Josh Smithee exchanged vows on Sept. 20 at the Salem First Baptist Church. Bro. John Hodges performed the private ceremony. The couple traveled to the Smoky Mountains for their honeymoon. Josh, Amy and their family invite family and friends to a reception in celebration of their marriage. The reception will be held Oct. 25 from 4-6 p.m. in the fellowship hall of Salem First Baptist Church...
Barnes -- Wuthrich (10/17/08)
Cathy Barnes and Cordell Wuthrich were united in marriage on Saturday, Oct. 4 at 4 p.m. at the First Baptist Church in Horseshoe Bend, Ark. A reception followed the ceremony. Parents of the bride are Bill and Brenda Barnes of Franklin, Ark. Parents of the groom are Barbara and Nelson Wuthrich of Bristol, Ind...
Batterton -- Arnold (10/17/08)
Scott and Anita Batterton of Viola, announce the upcoming marriage of their daughter, Nicki Lee to Kenneth Nicholas Arnold of Mountain Home. The bride-elect's maternal grandparents are Glen and Diane Hausler of St. Louis, Mo., and Linda Chatman of Mountain Home. The paternal grandparents are Jim and Sharon Batterton of Viola...
Locke -- Jones (10/17/08)
Tony and Becky Locke of the Bobo community near Alpena, are proud to announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Jordan, to Dustin Jones, son of Patty Jones and Lloyd Stone and the late David Jones of Viola. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Molly Newby and the late Nathan Newby of Harrison both formerly of Clarendon and the late Bill and Joan Locke of Clarendon. She is 2006 graduate of Green Forest High School and is currently farming with her dad...
Freeman -- Jewell (10/17/08)
Tom and Vivian Freeman of Ozark, Mo., have announced the engagement of their daughter Jessica J. Freeman, to Stephen A. Jewell, son of Steve and Lori Jewell of Thayer, Mo. Jessica graduated from Missouri State University with a bachelor of science in nursing. She is currently working towards a master of science in nursing through the University of Missouri-Kansas City. Jessica is employed at Cox South Hospital in labor and delivery...
Freeman -- Jewell (10/17/08)
Tom and Vivian Freeman of Ozark, Mo., have announced the engagement of their daughter Jessica J. Freeman, to Stephen A. Jewell, son of Steve and Lori Jewell of Thayer, Mo. Jessica graduated from Missouri State University with a bachelor of science in nursing. She is currently working towards a master of science in nursing through the University of Missouri-Kansas City. Jessica is employed at Cox South Hospital in labor and delivery...
Locke -- Jones (10/17/08)
Tony and Becky Locke of the Bobo community near Alpena, are proud to announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Jordan, to Dustin Jones, son of Patty Jones and Lloyd Stone and the late David Jones of Viola. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Molly Newby and the late Nathan Newby of Harrison both formerly of Clarendon and the late Bill and Joan Locke of Clarendon. She is 2006 graduate of Green Forest High School and is currently farming with her dad...
Batterton -- Arnold (10/17/08)
Scott and Anita Batterton of Viola, announce the upcoming marriage of their daughter, Nicki Lee to Kenneth Nicholas Arnold of Mountain Home. The bride-elect's maternal grandparents are Glen and Diane Hausler of St. Louis, Mo., and Linda Chatman of Mountain Home. The paternal grandparents are Jim and Sharon Batterton of Viola...
Ford -- Minor (10/17/08)
Melissa Ford and Curtis Minor, along with their parents, announce their engagement and approaching marriage. Melissa is the daughter of Luther Ford of Danville, Ark., and Nancy and Rick Perry of Dardanelle, Ark. She is the granddaughter of Dorothy Hogue and the late Dave Hogue of Lonoke, Ark., and the late Siddie and Luther Ford Sr. ...
Baldridges celebrate 50th wedding anniversary (10/17/08)
Bill and Maxcine Baldridge of Mammoth Spring celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Sept. 12. They will be honored at a reception beginning at 2 p.m. Oct. 18 at the Christian Activity Center, 420 Chestnut Street in Thayer. The couple met in Mammoth Spring and married Sept. ...
Baldridges celebrate 50th wedding anniversary (10/17/08)
Bill and Maxcine Baldridge of Mammoth Spring celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Sept. 12. They will be honored at a reception beginning at 2 p.m. Oct. 18 at the Christian Activity Center, 420 Chestnut Street in Thayer. The couple met in Mammoth Spring and married Sept. ...
Prices to celebrate 40th wedding anniversary (10/17/08)
The family of Travis and Judy Price will be celebrating the 40 year unity of their marriage on Oct. 19. Anyone wanting to join the celebration is invited to attend at the Ash Flat Senior Citizens Center from 2 to 4 p.m.
Thayer Police Report (10/17/08)
Justen D. Villalpando, 28, of West Plains was issued a speeding citation Oct. 13. He was going 71 mph in a 50 mph speed zone. Robert E. Huff, 23, of Thayer was charged Oct. 8 with assault. He posted a $1,000 bond.
Fulton County Sheriff's Report (10/17/08)
Jackie Denwalt, 20, of Gepp, was cited for criminal mischief and furnishing a weapon to a minor Oct. 6. Denwalt was given a court date of Dec. 10. Jason Harbor, 27, of Viola, was cited for criminal mischief and furnishing a weapon to a minor on Oct. 6. Harbor was given a court date of Dec. 10...
Horseshoe Bend Police Department (10/17/08)
Steven Carroll Jr., 26, of Horseshoe Bend, was charged with possession of a controlled substance, possession of instruments of crime, carrying a weapon and obstruction of governmental operations Oct. 6. The arrest was made after Horseshoe Bend Police officers were called to a disturbance. Tamara Roberts was the arresting officer assisted by Lt. Carl Boles and Ben Kittrell...
Arkansas State Police (10/17/08)
Martha Pilkinton, 66, of Greers Ferry, was injured Oct. 7 at 12:35 p.m. in a car accident four miles north of the intersection of Arkansas State Highways 177 and 223, four miles north of Pineville. Pilkinton was traveling south on Highway 223 when she lost control of her vehicle while negotiating a curve and ran off the road striking the bank on the road side of the north bound lane where it came to a rest. Pilkinton was sent to Calico Rock Medical Center for treatment of her injuries...
Izard County Sheriff's Report (10/17/08)
Deputies of Izard County seized several marijuana plants, processed marijuana and items of drug paraphernalia from a residence off County Road 145 on Oct. 7. Sheriff Tate Lawrence said that officers, working on tip, located the plants in a field near the residence. ...
Sharp County Sheriff's Report (10/17/08)
Marty Fortune, 48, of Hardy was arrested Oct. 3 for domestic battery. Michael Woodle, 47, of Hardy was arrested Oct. 3 on a warrant for failure to pay. Johnny Wilson, 52, of Williford was arrested Oct. 3 on a warrant for hot checks, no motorcycle endorsement, speeding and contempt...
Fulton County Sheriff's Report (10/17/08)
Jackie Denwalt, 20, of Gepp, was cited for criminal mischief and furnishing a weapon to a minor Oct. 6. Denwalt was given a court date of Dec. 10. Jason Harbor, 27, of Viola, was cited for criminal mischief and furnishing a weapon to a minor on Oct. 6. Harbor was given a court date of Dec. 10...
Sharp County Sheriff's Report (10/17/08)
Marty Fortune, 48, of Hardy was arrested Oct. 3 for domestic battery. Michael Woodle, 47, of Hardy was arrested Oct. 3 on a warrant for failure to pay. Johnny Wilson, 52, of Williford was arrested Oct. 3 on a warrant for hot checks, no motorcycle endorsement, speeding and contempt...