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Stories from Thursday, October 30, 2008

Are you ready to vote? (10/30/08)
OREGON COUNTY -- Absentee voting in Oregon County has been heavy and Oregon County Clerk Gary Hensley is expecting a large voter turnout for the Nov. 4 General Election. He said polls will open that morning at 6 a.m. and close at 7 p.m. "Our office will be open the Saturday before the election, Nov. 1, from 8 a.m. to noon to accommodate voters that can't make it to the polls during the week," Hensley said...
Casey, Vest battle for northern commissioner (10/30/08)
OREGON COUNTY -- There will be two candidates on the November ballot for Northern District Commissioner. Long-time commissioner Buddy Wright did not seek re-election after 18 years serving in this position. Edward Casey is the Republican candidate for the Northern District Commissioner seat...
Trick-or-treat (10/30/08)
Law officers urge safety this Halloween
Lafleur arraigned (10/30/08)
ALTON -- The man accused in the death of a flagman in a highway construction zone in Oregon County was arraigned Oct. 22 in Oregon County Associate Circuit Court at Alton. Edward L. Lafleur, 57, of Indianapolis, Ind., appeared before 37th Associate Circuit Judge Jo Beth Prewitt...
Gambling issue placed on ballot (10/30/08)
OREGON COUNTY -- Thayer Superintendent of Schools Rod Priest is not sure what he thinks about Proposition A that will appear on the Nov. 4 General Election ballot in Missouri. "This is not a school initiative. It is a gambling issue, that yes, schools could benefit from," he said...
Political signs being stolen (10/30/08)
AREA -- The past several weeks there has been a rash of political sign theft in the Mammoth Spring/Oregon County area. "We moved here from California in 1999 to get away from this sort of thing," said Jessie McDonald. The McDonald family had four Obama signs stolen out of their yard the night of Oct. 19...
Schools celebrate Red Ribbon Week (10/30/08)
AREA -- This year's nationally recognized Red Ribbon Week is Oct. 23-31. The week is designed to raise awareness of the dangers of substance abuse. The Missouri Division of Alcohol and Drug Abuse encourages local involvement in substance abuse prevention efforts...
Fundraiser for Shop With a Cop (10/30/08)
MAMMOTH SPRING -- A local business is trying to help law enforcement help needy children in the area. For the sixth consecutive year owners of the Out of the Way Cafe in Mammoth Spring. Tina Miano and Mike Geisenberger, will be closing their doors Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 27, to hold a fundraiser for the local Shop With a Cop program...
Jobs may come to area (10/30/08)
Fulton County has the possibility of getting 50 to 100 additional jobs in the area. Fulton County Judge Charles Willett said he has been meeting with a manufacturer from Alabama for the past month and a half. Willett said the manufacturer has a plant in China that he wants to relocate back to the United States. Willett met with the company's PR/Marketing executive, a representative from the company in China and the manufacturer himself Oct. 20...
Safety's the key during Halloween (10/30/08)
The decorations are all in place. The pumpkins have been carved, and kids have their costumes and celebrations all planned out. Halloween is here, but there's no need for Halloween to be any more scary for parents than a frightening costume or eerie sound effects...
Do you know the issues? (10/30/08)
The day is just around the corner to vote in the general election on Nov. 4, and voters need to be aware of what is on the ballot. Most voters will turn out mainly to vote for the next president of the United States, but there are other items closer to home that voters will need to decide on...
AG warns of e-mail scam (10/30/08)
The economy is really putting a crunch on everyone's income making a person's wallet more susceptible to trust scammers. People's fears with the economy makes them eager to put more money in their pockets and scammers are using this to their advantage...
County celebrates Red Ribbon Week (10/30/08)
Many students came home from school this past week sporting red ribbons in celebration of Red Ribbon Week, which was held Oct. 18-26, with many schools extending it until Oct. 31. Though most people know Red Ribbon Week promotes awareness of drug abuse to kids in fun and exciting ways, there are those who don't know how it first began and the sacrifices people made to spark the campaign...
ICC installs new warning system (10/30/08)
The Izard County Consolidated School District has upped its technology in the communication field. GroupCast Messaging systems, an automated messaging industry based in St. Louis, has partnered with ICC to implement GroupCast's SchoolReach system for the school district...
Izard, Sharp to receive funds (10/30/08)
Arkansas Gov. Mike Beebe announced Oct. 23 that 16 counties in the state qualify for assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for damage left by the aftermath of Hurricane Ike that swept through the area in September. Among these counties are Izard and Sharp. The other counties are Carroll, Clay, Craighead, Greene, Hempstead, Howard, Lafayette, Lawrence, Little River, Madison, Miller, Newton, Randolph and Van Buren...
Watkins' drama continues (10/30/08)
Biggers Bluff area residents without water
Does rift continue in Ash Flat? (10/30/08)
"It seems we have a lack of communication between our mayor and our police chief," was the start of a speech given by Councilman Jerrell Lesley at the Oct. 20 Ash Flat City Council meeting. The problems Lesley refered to in his speech stem from the February incident between Mayor Danny Traw, Chief Mike Zeiger and two other officers...
Trick or Treat (10/30/08)
Sheriff urges Halloween safety
Wertz seeking new trial (10/30/08)
Monday, Oct. 20, Steven Victor Wertz returned to the Sharp County courtroom where just over a year ago a local jury sentenced him to death by lethal injection. Wertz was convicted of the 1986 murder of Terry Watts, 25, and his wife Kathy, 22. Special Prosecutor John McQuary brought a strong case against Wertz during the July 2007 trial...
Ready to cast your vote? (10/30/08)
From the editor ... This week we had intended to run a sample ballot in the Villager Journal. However, once the ballot was resized to fit the newspaper the writing was so small it would not have been readable. With the help of the U of A Cooperative Extension Service Public Policy Center, we have attempted to provide you with an easy to understand overview of the five ballot issues to be voted on Nov. 4, as well as local, statewide and national races...
Learning to walk ... at the age of 9 (10/30/08)
Have you ever heard a family member talk about your first step or the first word you said? For a child with Cerebral Palsy (CP) these things are not as easy. Cerebral Palsy is a condition that affects thousands of babies and children each year. Normally, the brain tells the rest of the body exactly what to do and when to do it. ...
Red Ribbon week celebrated (10/30/08)
Has your child pledged to be drug free? National Red Ribbon Week is Oct. 23-31 this year. Cherokee Elementary will celebrate Red Ribbon Week starting Oct. 27, with different themes and events throughout the week. Monday will be "Drugs Have No Ties on Me" and the children are encouraged to wear some kind of tie...
Council discusses flood damage (10/30/08)
When the floods hit in March and April the city of Hardy had several areas and structures damaged. Now, close to a year later, Hardy is picking up the pieces of Loberg Park and putting them back together. Loberg Park extends to the banks of Spring River, putting it right in the path of destruction. In March, after the river swallowed the park, the once beautiful family spot was left in shambles...
Changing of the guard (10/30/08)
THAYER 46, MARIONVILLE 8
Junior Bears pound Black Rock in opener (10/30/08)
Opening the season with force, the Mammoth Spring junior Bears pounded the visiting Black Rock junior Zebras 53-25 Oct. 20. Mammoth Spring jumped in front by a commanding score of 22-1 after the first period and led 27-9 at the half. Mason Brown tossed in 12 points for the junior Bears, while Houston Cooper added eight points and three assists. Garrett Wooldridge tallied eight points, four assists and six boards for the junior Bears, with Jordan Combs adding eight points and eight rebounds...
Vest, Godwin explode (10/30/08)
A pair of hoopsters from Mammoth Spring High School nearly set the Panther Pavilion at Norfork on fire with their shooting abilities in the Twin Rivers Classic Oct. 22. Jessy Jo Vest scorched the nets for a game-high 33 points in the Lady Bears' 60-16 shellacking of the Timbo Lady Tigers, while Seth Godwin exploded for 31 points in the Bears' 73-54 rout of the Timbo Tigers...
Lady Katz outlast Mammoth Spring (10/30/08)
The Mammoth Spring Lady Bears gave Melbourne all it wanted for three periods of play Oct. 21 in the 2008 Melbourne Classic. But in the last eight minutes of play, the Lady Bearkatz put all the pieces together to pull past Mammoth Spring 58-46. The Lady Bears trailed by just two, 39-37, at the end of the third period...
Cold spell costs Bears in loss (10/30/08)
Great balance in the scoring column from the home team, coupled with a cold streak in the second half from the visiting team, resulted in a 52-20 victory for the Melbourne Bearkatz over the Mammoth Spring Bears Oct. 21 in the 2008 Melbourne Classic...
Football has changed over the years (10/30/08)
The new high school football stadium where I live in Texas -- with its nice smooth turf, bright lights, crisp speakers and video playback on the scoreboard -- is a far cry from the places in south-central Missouri where the Thayer Bobcats played when I was growing up...
No quit in Greyhounds (10/30/08)
SALEM 0, CROSS COUNTY 27
Vest, Godwin explode (10/30/08)
A pair of hoopsters from Mammoth Spring High School nearly set the Panther Pavilion at Norfork on fire with their shooting abilities in the Twin Rivers Classic Oct. 22. Jessy Jo Vest scorched the nets for a game-high 33 points in the Lady Bears' 60-16 shellacking of the Timbo Lady Tigers, while Seth Godwin exploded for 31 points in the Bears' 73-54 rout of the Timbo Tigers...
Izard County splits openers (10/30/08)
Using a big 16-4 push in the fourth period, the Izard County Lady Cougars opened the 2008 season with a 51-39 win over Flippin Oct. 21 in the Twin Rivers Classic at Norfork's Panther Pavilion. The game was locked at 35-all after three before Izard County made its move to knock off the Lady Bobcats...
Calico Rock falls to Valley Springs (10/30/08)
Calico Rock dropped a pair of games to Valley Springs in the Twin Rivers Classic Oct. 22 at Panther Pavilion in Norfork. The Lady Pirates fell to the Lady Tigers 46-37, while the Pirates were edged by Valley Springs 47-43 later in the evening. In the girls' contest, Calico Rock held a 21-20 lead at the half, but Valley Springs used a 10-2 run late in the third to go up 33-29 after three...
Junior Cougs sweep guests (10/30/08)
The Izard County junior high basketball teams opened the 2008 season with a sweep of Flippin Oct. 20 at the Cougars' Den in Brockwell. The junior Lady Cougars started the evening off by edging past the junior Lady Bobcats 34-28. Izard County trailed 20-19 after three periods of play, but the junior Lady Cougars outscored Flippin 15-8 in the fourth period to post the win...
Bearkatz right at home in new gym (10/30/08)
Great balance in the scoring column from the home team, coupled with a cold streak in the second half from the visiting team, resulted in a 52-20 victory for the Melbourne Bearkatz over the Mammoth Spring Bears Oct. 21 in the 2008 Melbourne Classic...
Horns push past Maynard (10/30/08)
It took nearly all the energy and effort they could muster, but the Viola Longhorns managed to push past the Maynard Tigers 43-40 Oct. 21 in the 2008 Melbourne Classic. And this one came down to the wire. The Horns held a slim one-point lead, 34-33, after three periods of play...
Lady Katz outlast Mammoth Spring (10/30/08)
The Mammoth Spring Lady Bears gave Melbourne all it wanted for three periods of play Oct. 21 in the 2008 Melbourne Classic. But in the last eight minutes of play, the Lady Bearkatz put all the pieces together to pull past Mammoth Spring 58-46. The Lady Bears trailed by just two, 39-37, at the end of the third period...
Price state singles champ (10/30/08)
Lady Rebel tennis player Alison Price came home from the Class 4A State Tennis Tournament at Henderson State University in Arkadelphia Oct. 21 with a championship in girls' singles. In addition to Price's singles title, Highland's Garrett Johnson and Bryce Johnson finished second in boys' doubles competition in the tourney, while the Lady Rebs' girls' doubles duo of Courtney Sharp and Ginny Long finished third at state...
Redskins too much for Rebels (10/30/08)
HIGHLAND 14, POCAHONTAS 42
Junior Noles big, talented (10/30/08)
Like Newport, Osceola is known for "reloading" at the running back position. As a matter of fact, the junior Seminoles have a couple of "man-child" eighth-graders that must have the senior high licking its chops. Although the Highland junior Rebel defense made the junior Noles earn their points, Osceola prevailed 22-0 on a rainy, cold Oct. 23 in Mississippi County...
Cave City returns home, finds Hornets nest (10/30/08)
The Cave City Cavemen finally had the luxury of playing in their home stadium Oct. 24, after three weeks on the road. What was not a luxury, however, was Cave City's opponent -- the 3-3A leading Harrisburg Hornets. And the Hornets kept their spot at the top of the conference rankings with a 38-21 victory over the Cavemen...
Junior Rebs get physical (10/30/08)
The Highland junior Rebels have had an up and down season, but there has only been ups for Pocahontas, as the undefeated Redskins have dominated every team they've played. Highland matched them score-for-score in the first half, and even intercepted two of Spencer Thielemier's passes, but the junior Rebs couldn't match them in the second half, falling 22-8 at home on Oct. 16...
Colts stop Cavemen (10/30/08)
The stakes were clear on homecoming night in Wilson Oct. 17. Win and keep your chances at a playoff berth alive. Lose and see those chances damaged big-time. And on this night, the homestanding Rivercrest Colts not only kept their playoff chances alive, they also were able to have a happy homecoming with a 47-19 win over the visiting Cave City Cavemen...
Mighty Mites split games (10/30/08)
The Salem Greyhound Mighty Mite football teams split a schedule of games with the Melbourne Bearkatz Oct. 25. On a cool morning to start the day, the third-grade Hounds came out on top of a defensive struggle to win 12-0. In the fourth-grade game, Melbourne's offense got rolling and topped Salem 30-6...
Hot Pink Tourney a success (10/30/08)
The 2008 Hot Pink Golf Tournament was another success. Held Oct. 22 at The Course at Eagle Mountain in Batesville, the annual event raised $14,000 for breast cancer research. Proceeds from the tournament were split between the Women's Center at White River Medical Center and the Arkansas Affiliate of Susan G. Komen in Little Rock...
Junior Bears pound Black Rock (10/30/08)
Opening the season with force, the Mammoth Spring junior Bears pounded the visiting Black Rock junior Zebras 53-25 Oct. 20. Mammoth Spring jumped in front by a commanding score of 22-1 after the first period and led 27-9 at the half. Mason Brown tossed in 12 points for the junior Bears, while Houston Cooper added eight points and three assists. Garrett Wooldridge tallied eight points, four assists and six boards for the junior Bears, with Jordan Combs adding eight points and eight rebounds...
John Clinton Cowart (10/30/08)
John Clinton Cowart, 95, of Mineola, Texas, formerly of Cherokee Village, Ark., died Oct. 15, 2008. He was born Aug. 29, 1913, in Mineola, Texas. He graduated from Mineola High School in 1933. He enlisted in the Army Air Corp in 1941 and transitioned into the Air Force where he reached the rank of Master Sergeant. He retired from the U.S. Air Force in 1964, after 23 years of service...
Patricia A. Klaer (10/30/08)
Patricia A. Klaer, 74, of Ash Flat, Ark., died Oct. 15, 2008, in Ash Flat. She was born Oct. 10, 1934, in Aurora, Mo., the daughter of Eugene Davis Crawford and Goldie Mae (Forrester) Crawford. She worked as a receptionist for Areawide Media at Highland before retiring...
Goldie Weaver (10/30/08)
Goldie Weaver, 91, of Salem, Ark., daughter of the late Andrew and Laura (Norris) Stroud, was born on Sept. 19, 1917, in Fulton County Arkansas. She died Oct. 20, 2008, in Salem, Ark. Goldie was united in marriage to James Robert Weaver on Dec. 28, 1938, at Salem...
Wanda Marie Anderson (10/30/08)
Wanda Marie Anderson, 39, of Salem, Ark., daughter of Walter James Backes and Susan Darlene Backes, was born on Jan. 25, 1969, in Oakland, Calif. She died Oct. 22, 2008, at her home in Salem, Ark. Wanda spent her working years as a self employed carpenter...
Lloyd Crunk (10/30/08)
Lloyd Crunk, 74, of Evening Shade, Ark., died Oct. 19, 2008, at St. John's Hospital in Springfield, Mo. He was born June 22, 1934, at Conroe, Texas, the son of Robin Glen and Viola Hayden Crunk. He was a U.S. Army veteran, retired from Chevron in Houston, Texas, after 25 years and was of the Baptist faith...
Danielle Donovan (10/30/08)
Danielle Donovan, 56, of Alton, Mo., was born June 13, 1952, in Haverhill, Mass., and died Oct. 20, 2008, at her home. She worked for many years in the computer programming industry. She attended Couch Community Worship Center. She is survived by: her mother, Doris Usuriello Donovan of Haverhill, Mass.; one brother, Denis Donovan of Winterpark, Fla.; two sisters, Dedee Deanne Donovan of Kingston, N.H., Donna Prohaska of Houston, Texas; and several nieces and nephews...
Leonard Poplett (10/30/08)
Funeral services for Leonard Poplett, 88, of Thayer, Mo., were held Oct. 22, 2008, at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel in Thayer, Mo., with Rev. Charles Trantham officiating. He died Oct. 20, 2008, at Shady Oaks Healthcare in Thayer, Mo. Burial was in the Thayer Cemetery with arrangements under the direction of Carter Funeral Home of Thayer...
Lucy Pearl Greer Johnson (10/30/08)
Lucy Pearl Greer Johnson, 93, of Alton, Mo., was born Dec. 9, 1914, in Oregon County, Mo., and died Oct. 22, 2008, at the Ozarks Medical Center, in West Plains, Mo. She was united in marriage to Noel B. Johnson on March 3, 1935. To this union were born six boys and one daughter. They lived on a farm east of Alton their entire lives...
Lucille Murphy Preston (10/30/08)
Lucille Murphy Preston, 93, of Ash Flat, Ark., formerly of Pine Bluff, Ark., died Oct. 21, 2008. She was born Oct. 9, 1915, at Ash Flat, a daughter of the late Oscar Murphy and Maude Ritchie Murphy. Lucille was a homemaker and a member of the Sixth Avenue Church of Christ...
Kenneth William Rabe Sr. (10/30/08)
Kenneth William Rabe Sr., 77, of Alton, Mo., was born Sept. 5, 1931, in Watseka, Ill., and died Oct. 21, 2008, at the West Vue Nursing Center. Kenneth was a member of the Lutheran Church where he served as an elder and as a Sunday school teacher. He is survived by: two sons, Kenneth W. ...
Una Dell Rawlings (10/30/08)
Una Dell Rawlings, 82, of Cave City, Ark., died Oct. 23, 2008, at the White River Medical Center in Batesville, Ark. She was born Aug. 13, 1926, at Cave City, the daughter of the late William Claude and Ida (Millikan) Rawlings. She was a homemaker and a member of the Mt. Tabor Methodist Church near Cave City...
Alice L. Kreusch (10/30/08)
Alice L. Kreusch, 82, of Beloit, Wis., died Oct. 19, 2008, at Pioneer Court. She was born May 2, 1926, in Boise, Ind., the daughter of Charlie and Beatrice Logsdon Edwards. Alice married Harvey Kreusch in 1942. He preceded her in death in 2001. Alice worked as a waitress and hostess for 30 years at Hackney's on Harms in Glenview, Ill...
Florence Campbell (10/30/08)
Florence Ozella Clark Campbell, 72, of Evening Shade, Ark., died Oct. 23, 2008, at St. Bernard's Medical Center in Jonesboro. She was born Aug. 21, 1936, at Evening Shade, Ark., to Ernest and Edith Easley Clark. She was a homemaker and was of the Assembly of God faith...
Ronald Parnell (10/30/08)
Ronald Rudolph Parnell was born Nov. 5 1946, in Mammoth Spring, Ark., the son of Henry Rudolph Parnell and Callie Denton Parnell, and died Oct. 18, 2008, in Hardy, Ark., at the age of 61. He was employed by the Arkansas Power and Light Company for many years and was later was employed by the Price Chopper in Hardy, Ark...
Ronald Shear (10/30/08)
Ronald Shear, 74, died Sunday, Oct. 19, 2008, at a residence in Cherokee Village, Ark. Ronald worked for 41 years with A.O. Smith Water Products as safety and warehouse manager. He also served in the United States Army. He is survived by: his wife, Sandra (Begnoche) Shear; daughters, Nancy and Nick Goeckner of Ashmore, Ill., Cheryl and Ken Swisher of Momence, Ill., Cindy Tomaszewski of Black Mountain, N.C.; a son, Ted Tomaszewski of Denver, Colo., brother, Ed and Nancy Shear of Arvada, Colo.; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren.. ...
John Clinton Cowart (10/30/08)
John Clinton Cowart, 95, of Mineola, Texas, formerly of Cherokee Village, Ark., died Oct. 15, 2008. He was born Aug. 29, 1913, in Mineola, Texas. He graduated from Mineola High School in 1933. He enlisted in the Army Air Corp in 1941 and transitioned into the Air Force where he reached the rank of Master Sergeant. He retired from the U.S. Air Force in 1964, after 23 years of service...
Patricia A. Klaer (10/30/08)
Patricia A. Klaer, 74, of Ash Flat, Ark., died Oct. 15, 2008, in Ash Flat. She was born Oct. 10, 1934, in Aurora, Mo., the daughter of Eugene Davis Crawford and Goldie Mae (Forrester) Crawford. She worked as a receptionist for Areawide Media at Highland before retiring...
Goldie Weaver (10/30/08)
Goldie Weaver, 91, of Salem, Ark., daughter of the late Andrew and Laura (Norris) Stroud, was born on Sept. 19, 1917, in Fulton County Arkansas. She died Oct. 20, 2008, in Salem, Ark. Goldie was united in marriage to James Robert Weaver on Dec. 28, 1938, at Salem...
Wanda Marie Anderson (10/30/08)
Wanda Marie Anderson, 39, of Salem, Ark., daughter of Walter James Backes and Susan Darlene Backes, was born on Jan. 25, 1969, in Oakland, Calif. She died Oct. 22, 2008, at her home in Salem, Ark. Wanda spent her working years as a self employed carpenter...
Lloyd Crunk (10/30/08)
Lloyd Crunk, 74, of Evening Shade, Ark., died Oct. 19, 2008, at St. John's Hospital in Springfield, Mo. He was born June 22, 1934, at Conroe, Texas, the son of Robin Glen and Viola Hayden Crunk. He was a U.S. Army veteran, retired from Chevron in Houston, Texas, after 25 years and was of the Baptist faith...
Danielle Donovan (10/30/08)
Danielle Donovan, 56, of Alton, Mo., was born June 13, 1952, in Haverhill, Mass., and died Oct. 20, 2008, at her home. She worked for many years in the computer programming industry. She attended Couch Community Worship Center. She is survived by: her mother, Doris Usuriello Donovan of Haverhill, Mass.; one brother, Denis Donovan of Winterpark, Fla.; two sisters, Dedee Deanne Donovan of Kingston, N.H., Donna Prohaska of Houston, Texas; and several nieces and nephews...
Leonard Poplett (10/30/08)
Funeral services for Leonard Poplett, 88, of Thayer, Mo., were held Oct. 22, 2008, at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel in Thayer, Mo., with Rev. Charles Trantham officiating. He died Oct. 20, 2008, at Shady Oaks Healthcare in Thayer, Mo. Burial was in the Thayer Cemetery with arrangements under the direction of Carter Funeral Home of Thayer...
Lucy Pearl Greer Johnson (10/30/08)
Lucy Pearl Greer Johnson, 93, of Alton, Mo., was born Dec. 9, 1914, in Oregon County, Mo., and died Oct. 22, 2008, at the Ozarks Medical Center, in West Plains, Mo. She was united in marriage to Noel B. Johnson on March 3, 1935. To this union were born six boys and one daughter. They lived on a farm east of Alton their entire lives...
Lucille Murphy Preston (10/30/08)
Lucille Murphy Preston, 93, of Ash Flat, Ark., formerly of Pine Bluff, Ark., died Oct. 21, 2008. She was born Oct. 9, 1915, at Ash Flat, a daughter of the late Oscar Murphy and Maude Ritchie Murphy. Lucille was a homemaker and a member of the Sixth Avenue Church of Christ...
Kenneth William Rabe Sr. (10/30/08)
Kenneth William Rabe Sr., 77, of Alton, Mo., was born Sept. 5, 1931, in Watseka, Ill., and died Oct. 21, 2008, at the West Vue Nursing Center. Kenneth was a member of the Lutheran Church where he served as an elder and as a Sunday school teacher. He is survived by: two sons, Kenneth W. ...
Una Dell Rawlings (10/30/08)
Una Dell Rawlings, 82, of Cave City, Ark., died Oct. 23, 2008, at the White River Medical Center in Batesville, Ark. She was born Aug. 13, 1926, at Cave City, the daughter of the late William Claude and Ida (Millikan) Rawlings. She was a homemaker and a member of the Mt. Tabor Methodist Church near Cave City...
Alice L. Kreusch (10/30/08)
Alice L. Kreusch, 82, of Beloit, Wis., died Oct. 19, 2008, at Pioneer Court. She was born May 2, 1926, in Boise, Ind., the daughter of Charlie and Beatrice Logsdon Edwards. Alice married Harvey Kreusch in 1942. He preceded her in death in 2001. Alice worked as a waitress and hostess for 30 years at Hackney's on Harms in Glenview, Ill...
Florence Campbell (10/30/08)
Florence Ozella Clark Campbell, 72, of Evening Shade, Ark., died Oct. 23, 2008, at St. Bernard's Medical Center in Jonesboro. She was born Aug. 21, 1936, at Evening Shade, Ark., to Ernest and Edith Easley Clark. She was a homemaker and was of the Assembly of God faith...
Ronald Parnell (10/30/08)
Ronald Rudolph Parnell was born Nov. 5 1946, in Mammoth Spring, Ark., the son of Henry Rudolph Parnell and Callie Denton Parnell, and died Oct. 18, 2008, in Hardy, Ark., at the age of 61. He was employed by the Arkansas Power and Light Company for many years and was later was employed by the Price Chopper in Hardy, Ark...
Ronald Shear (10/30/08)
Ronald Shear, 74, died Sunday, Oct. 19, 2008, at a residence in Cherokee Village, Ark. Ronald worked for 41 years with A.O. Smith Water Products as safety and warehouse manager. He also served in the United States Army. He is survived by: his wife, Sandra (Begnoche) Shear; daughters, Nancy and Nick Goeckner of Ashmore, Ill., Cheryl and Ken Swisher of Momence, Ill., Cindy Tomaszewski of Black Mountain, N.C.; a son, Ted Tomaszewski of Denver, Colo., brother, Ed and Nancy Shear of Arvada, Colo.; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren.. ...
Alice L. Kreusch (10/30/08)
Alice L. Kreusch, 82, of Beloit, Wis., died Oct. 19, 2008 at Pioneer Court. She was born May 2, 1926, in Boise, Ind., the daughter of Charlie and Beatrice Logsdon Edwards. Alice married Harvey Kreusch in 1942. He preceded her in death in 2001. Alice worked as a waitress and hostess for 30 years at Hackney's on Harms in Glenview, Ill...
Lucille Murphy Preston (10/30/08)
Lucille Murphy Preston, 93, of Ash Flat, Ark., formerly of Pine Bluff, Ark., died Oct. 21, 2008. She was born Oct. 9, 1915, at Ash Flat, a daughter of the late Oscar Murphy and Maude Ritchie Murphy. Lucille was a homemaker and a member of the Sixth Avenue Church of Christ...
Patricia A. Klaer (10/30/08)
Patricia A. Klaer, 74, of Ash Flat, Ark., died Oct. 15, 2008, in Ash Flat. She was born Oct. 10, 1934, in Aurora, Mo., the daughter of Eugene Davis Crawford and Goldie Mae (Forrester) Crawford. She worked as a receptionist for Areawide Media at Highland before retiring...
Una Dell Rawlings (10/30/08)
Una Dell Rawlings, 82, of Cave City, Ark., died Oct. 23, 2008, at the White River Medical Center in Batesville, Ark. She was born Aug. 13, 1926, at Cave City, the daughter of the late William Claude and Ida (Millikan) Rawlings. She was a homemaker and a member of the Mt. Tabor Methodist Church near Cave City...
Lloyd Crunk (10/30/08)
Lloyd Crunk, 74, of Evening Shade, Ark., died Oct. 19, 2008, at St. John's Hospital in Springfield, Mo. He was born June 22, 1934, at Conroe, Texas, the son of Robin Glen and Viola Hayden Crunk. He was a U.S. Army veteran, retired from Chevron in Houston, Texas, after 25 years and was of the Baptist faith...
John Clinton Cowart (10/30/08)
John Clinton Cowart, 95, of Mineola, Texas, formerly of Cherokee Village, Ark., died Oct. 15, 2008. He was born Aug. 29, 1913, in Mineola, Texas. He graduated from Mineola High School in 1933. He enlisted in the Army Air Corp in 1941 and transitioned into the Air Force where he reached the rank of Master Sergeant. ...
Ronald Shear (10/30/08)
Ronald Shear, 74, died Sunday, Oct. 19, 2008, at a residence in Cherokee Village, Ark. Ronald worked for 41 years with A.O. Smith Water Products as safety and warehouse manager. He also served in the Army. He is survived by: his wife, Sandra (Begnoche) Shear; daughters, Nancy and Nick Goeckner of Ashmore, Ill., Cheryl and Ken Swisher of Momence, Ill., Cindy Tomaszewski of Black Mountain, N.C.; a son, Ted Tomaszewski of Denver, Colo., brother, Ed and Nancy Shear of Arvada, Colo.; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren.. ...
Florence Campbell (10/30/08)
Florence Ozella Clark Campbell, 72, of Evening Shade, Ark., died Oct. 23, 2008, at St. Bernard's Medical Center in Jonesboro. She was born Aug. 21, 1936, at Evening Shade, Ark., to Ernest and Edith Easley Clark. She was a homemaker and was of the Assembly of God faith...
Adrian Elizabeth Moore (10/30/08)
Michael and Kimberly Moore of West Plains are the parents of a baby girl, Adrian Elizabeth. She was born at 6:12 p.m., Oct. 17, 2008, at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains. She weighed 8 pounds, 15 ounces and was 21 inches long. Her sibling is Thayden, 2...
Jordan Lee (10/30/08)
Ashley Helton of West Plains is the mother of a baby boy, Jordan Lee. He was born at 9:07 p.m., Oct. 12, 2008, at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains. He weighed 7 pounds, 11-1/2 ounces and was 20-1/2 inches long. Grandparents are Kathryn Criswell of West Plains and Steve Helton of Salem, Ark...
Laekyn Harlow Smith (10/30/08)
Dub and Dawn Smith of Wynne, Ark., announce the birth of a daughter. She was born Oct. 8, 2008, at St. Bernard's Hospital in Jonesboro, Ark. The baby has been named Laekyn Harlow Smith. She weighed 7 pounds, 5 ounces. Her sibling is Kallyn, 2. Grandparents are Bill and Pat Smith of Wynne, Ark., and Jackie and Opal Sanders of Salem, Ark...
Adrian Elizabeth Moore (10/30/08)
Michael and Kimberly Moore of West Plains are the parents of a baby girl, Adrian Elizabeth. She was born at 6:12 p.m., Oct. 17, 2008, at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains. She weighed 8 pounds, 15 ounces and was 21 inches long. Her sibling is Thayden, 2...
Jordan Lee (10/30/08)
Ashley Helton of West Plains is the mother of a baby boy, Jordan Lee. He was born at 9:07 p.m., Oct. 12, 2008, at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains. He weighed 7 pounds, 11-1/2 ounces and was 20-1/2 inches long. Grandparents are Kathryn Criswell of West Plains and Steve Helton of Salem, Ark...
Laekyn Harlow Smith (10/30/08)
Dub and Dawn Smith of Wynne, Ark., announce the birth of a daughter. She was born Oct. 8, 2008, at St. Bernard's Hospital in Jonesboro, Ark. The baby has been named Laekyn Harlow Smith. She weighed 7 pounds, 5 ounces. Her sibling is Kallyn, 2. Grandparents are Bill and Pat Smith of Wynne, Ark., and Jackie and Opal Sanders of Salem, Ark...
Chester -- Pitts (10/30/08)
Hollie Chester and Jamie Pitts were united in marriage Sept. 2 in Anchorage, Alaska. Hollie is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Rick Chester and Jamie is the son of Ms. Louise Pitts. A reception will be held Nov. 1 at 3 p.m. in the West Plains Armory, located at 1315 Webster Street...
Barnes -- Wuthrich (10/30/08)
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...
Chester -- Pitts (10/30/08)
Hollie Chester and Jamie Pitts were united in marriage Sept. 2 in Anchorage, Alaska. Hollie is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Rick Chester and Jamie is the son of Ms. Louise Pitts. A reception will be held Nov. 1 at 3 p.m. in the West Plains Armory, located at 1315 Webster Street...
Barnes -- Wuthrich (10/30/08)
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...
Sanders' celebrate 60th wedding anniversary (10/30/08)
Carmon and Vonda (Sears) Sanders celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on Oct. 9, 2008. They were married in Viola, Ark., on Oct. 9, 1948, by Rev. Luther Love. Attendants were Georgia Sears and Gaylon Perryman. Children of Vonda and Carmon are Linda Sue (Jim) Bicker and Lyle Wayne (Judy) Sanders...
Youngs to celebrate 50th wedding anniversary (10/30/08)
Don and Sue Young of Flower Mound, Texas, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary Nov. 1. They met in their hometown of Elizabeth, Ark., and were high school sweethearts at Viola High School. The Youngs have two children, Teresia Young Hodges and husband Richard of Irving, Texas, and Scott Young and wife Gail of Flower Mound, Texas. They also have two grandchildren, Shea Young and Dillon Young, both of Flower Mound...
Battertons to celebrate 50th wedding anniversary (10/30/08)
Jewell and Barbara Batterton will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Nov. 1. Family and friends are invited to drop by Saturday,  Nov. 1 between 2 and 4 p.m. at their residence located on Hillstring Road north of Viola to help them celebrate the joyous occasion...
Sanders' celebrate 60th wedding anniversary (10/30/08)
Carmon and Vonda (Sears) Sanders celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on Oct. 9, 2008. They were married in Viola, Ark., on Oct. 9, 1948, by Rev. Luther Love. Attendants were Georgia Sears and Gaylon Perryman. Children of Vonda and Carmon are Linda Sue (Jim) Bicker and Lyle Wayne (Judy) Sanders...
Battertons to celebrate 50th wedding anniversary (10/30/08)
Jewell and Barbara Batterton will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Nov. 1. Family and friends are invited to drop by Saturday,  Nov. 1 between 2 and 4 p.m. at their residence located on Hillstring Road north of Viola to help them celebrate the joyous occasion...
Youngs to celebrate 50th wedding anniversary (10/30/08)
Don and Sue Young of Flower Mound, Texas, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary Nov. 1. They met in their hometown of Elizabeth, Ark., and were high school sweethearts at Viola High School. The Youngs have two children, Teresia Young Hodges and husband Richard of Irving, Texas, and Scott Young and wife Gail of Flower Mound, Texas. They also have two grandchildren, Shea Young and Dillon Young, both of Flower Mound...