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Stories from Thursday, November 13, 2008

Making history (11/13/08)
OREGON COUNTY -- Oregon County Clerk Gary Hensley was pleased with his election judges and the way the 13 precincts in the county handled voting procedures in the Nov. 4 General Election. "We had nearly a 70 percent turn-out of voters in the county," Hensley said. That is what he had predicted over a month ago...
Voters turn out for historic election (11/13/08)
The state of Arkansas saw record turnouts for voting in the general election on Nov. 4. Lines of voters could even be seen at the smallest polling sites. About 991,682 voters in Arkansas came out to the polls, which is 58.88 percent of all registered voters (numbers are based on the U.S. Presidential/Vice Presidential results). In Fulton County, 61.95 percent of the total registered voters cast their ballots. Izard County also had a good voter turnout of 63.57 percent...
Lawsuits watered with alcohol money (11/13/08)
After receiving the financial report filed with the Arkansas Ethics Commission (AEC) by Yota Shaw, some Save Energy Reap Taxes (SERT) members feel the fight to take the wet/dry issue off the November ballot, was fought for the wrong reasons. A report, obtained from the AEC, shows $13,000 in donations were made in October from Missouri alcohol distributors and businesses to help pay for lawsuits filed to stop the issue from reaching the ballot...
McCain wins Arkansas, but Obama gets the job (11/13/08)
Some are relieved it's over and some feel it has just begun, but either way the country will be under new leadership in 2009. Nov. 4, 2008, is a day that will be slated in history as a day to remember. The first African-American president has been elected...
Rollin' right along! (11/13/08)
The Thayer Bobcats are headed to the Class 1 quarterfinals for the second straight season, thanks to a hard-fought 28-21 win over the Miller Cardinals Nov. 10 in a rain-soaked game at Louis Bozman Stadium. The two schools had met less than a month ago in the opening game of District 3 competition, a game in which Thayer dominated to the tune of a 43-7 victory...
Grocery chain ends (11/13/08)
Steve and Rich Wallace of Wallace and Owens Stores, (W&O) have announced that they have signed an agreement with Harps Food Stores, to sell Harps 100 percent of the W&O stock. Founded by the late Larry Wallace in 1949, and later joined by the late Kelly Owens, W&O has served communities in Missouri, Arkansas and Tennessee for over 59 years. ...
FC Hospital links with trauma system (11/13/08)
Seconds count when it comes to any type of medical emergency, especially in rural Arkansas where hospitals and patients aren't always easy to get to. A few seconds could mean the difference between life and death and between a good recovery and physical impairment. Those few seconds is why Arkansas implemented a computer database that provides accurate and up-to-date information on hospitals in Arkansas, which is called a "dashboard."...
Bank reports internal theft (11/13/08)
An internal audit on Jan. 30, revealed that $10,000 was missing from the First Simmons Bank in Mammoth Spring. Lisa J. Collins, 34, of Mammoth Spring, was interviewed by the Arkansas State Police about the missing money on Oct. 30. During the interview, Collins admitted to taking the money from her teller drawer while she was employed at the bank. She said she stole money from April to December of 2007...
Pet ordinance discussed (11/13/08)
MAMMOTH SPRING -- The Mammoth Spring City Council discussed and reviewed the pet ordinance in the city at their Nov. 3 city council meeting. When water bills are sent out in April, May and June, city residents are reminded on their bill that their animals have to be licensed and have their rabies shots...
Local Medicare fairs slated (11/13/08)
Medicare beneficiaries will have an opportunity to sign up for a Medicare Prescription Drug Plan beginning Nov. 15 through Dec. 31, the open enrollment period for all beneficiaries. For 2009 there are 52 Medicare Prescription Drug Plans available in Arkansas. Twenty-seven of these plans have no deductibles; at least one plan has a low premium of $13 monthly and 12 of the plans have a $0 premium for people who qualify for extra help...
Bank terminates buy-out option (11/13/08)
The Bank of Salem announced Nov. 5 that Twin Lakes Bancshares of Flippin has terminated its buy-out of the bank. Twin Lakes Bancshares had entered into an agreement with the Bank of Salem's shareholders. The agreement would have transferred ownership of the bank to Twin Lakes Community Bank. "The transaction was scheduled to close on or before Oct. 31, 2008," according to the press release...
Dealing with diabetes (11/13/08)
AREA -- November is National Diabetes Awareness Month. Oregon County Health Department Director Sheila Russell said nearly 415,000 adults in Missouri, nine percent of the population ages 18 or older have been diagnosed with diabetes. "About one quarter of all people with the disease are unaware of their condition. That means thousands of Missourians, some even in Oregon County, of all ages are not protecting themselves from the dangers of diabetes," Russell said...
FC Hospital offers scope procedure (11/13/08)
The Fulton County Hospital has made great advancements not only to keep up with bigger hospitals but also to serve the community better. Now, instead of traveling to a medical center in another town to get a colonoscopy or an endoscopy, patients can have the procedure done closer to home at the Fulton County Hospital. The hospital now has a state-of-the-art Olympus scope with a small camera attached to the end...
Hospital in need of volunteers (11/13/08)
Volunteers are people who don't want to sit around and do nothing all day. They are hard-working people who give their time, talent, energy, love, care and everything else they have to offer to anyone who needs a helping hand. Volunteers don't ask for anything in return for their services but a smile and a thank you. Currently, the Fulton County Hospital is in need of some of these special helping hands...
Noa goes on unauthorized shopping spree (11/13/08)
THAYER -- A Thayer man, Jose M. Noa, 34, has been charged with felony stealing. In a probable cause statement from Oregon County Prosecuting Attorney Fred ONeill's office, it states that between Oct. 27 and Oct. 31, Noa wrote checks totaling over $17,496 on an account that he was not authorized to use...
CenturyTel opts out of commission (11/13/08)
CenturyTel of Missouri has notified the Public Service Commission (PSC) of its intent to get out of the Public Service Commission oversight, regarding certain aspects of their telephone services. The exchanges affected in the Oregon County area include Alton, Koshkonong, Thayer and Thomasville...
Schools prepared if tragedy happens (11/13/08)
Emily McIntosh Staff Writer The sound of tornado sirens going off or the firing of gun shots on the sidewalk of a school campus as students are going to their classes is something no one wants to hear. Unfortunately, this does happen, as the University of Central Arkansas in Conway has learned twice this year. The same goes for the tragedy at Virginia Tech and some schools in Louisiana that were closed down by Hurricane Katrina...
One injured in accident (11/13/08)
MYRTLE -- A Myrtle man, George N. McFann received serious injuries after the truck he was driving hit a county road grader head on. According to a report filed by Michael Hargus with Troop G of the Missouri Highway Patrol, the accident happened Nov. 6, at 1:30 p.m. on Oregon County Road 261 about three miles northwest of Myrtle...
Bank of Salem to remain (11/13/08)
The Bank of Salem announced Nov. 5 that Twin Lakes Bancshares of Flippin has terminated its buy-out of the bank. Twin Lakes Bancshares had entered into an agreement with the Bank of Salem's shareholders. The agreement would have transferred ownership of the bank to Twin Lakes Community Bank. "The transaction was scheduled to close on or before Oct. 31, 2008," according to the press release...
Theft was an inside job (11/13/08)
An internal audit on Jan. 30, revealed that $10,000 was missing from the First Simmons Bank in Mammoth Spring. Lisa J. Collins, 34, of Mammoth Spring, was interviewed by the Arkansas State Police about the missing money on Oct. 30. During the interview, Collins admitted to taking the money from her teller drawer while she was employed at the bank. She said she stole money from April to December of 2007...
Hospital linked with statewide trauma system (11/13/08)
Seconds count when it comes to any type of medical emergency, especially in rural Arkansas where hospitals and patients aren't always easy to get to. A few seconds could mean the difference between life and death and between a good recovery and physical impairment. Those few seconds is why Arkansas implemented a computer database that provides accurate and up-to-date information on hospitals in Arkansas, which is called a "dashboard."...
Hospital in need of volunteers (11/13/08)
Volunteers are people who don't want to sit around and do nothing all day. They are hard-working people who give their time, talent, energy, love, care and everything else they have to offer to anyone who needs a helping hand. Volunteers don't ask for anything in return for their services but a smile and a thank you. Currently, the Fulton County Hospital is in need of some of these special helping hands...
Local Medicare fairs slated (11/13/08)
Medicare beneficiaries will have an opportunity to sign up for a Medicare Prescription Drug Plan beginning Nov. 15 through Dec. 31, the open enrollment period for all beneficiaries. For 2009 there are 52 Medicare Prescription Drug Plans available in Arkansas. Twenty-seven of these plans have no deductibles; at least one plan has a low premium of $13 monthly and 12 of the plans have a $0 premium for people who qualify for extra help...
Lawsuits watered with alcohol money (11/13/08)
After receiving the financial report filed with the Arkansas Ethics Commission (AEC) by Yota Shaw, some Save Energy Reap Taxes (SERT) members feel the fight to take the wet/dry issue off the November ballot, was fought for the wrong reasons. A report, obtained from the AEC, shows $13,000 in donations were made in October from Missouri alcohol distributors and businesses to help pay for lawsuits filed to stop the issue from reaching the ballot...
CenturyTel opts out of commission (11/13/08)
CenturyTel of Missouri has notified the Public Service Commission (PSC) of its intent to get out of the Public Service Commission oversight, regarding certain aspects of their telephone services. The exchanges affected in the Oregon County area include Alton, Koshkonong, Thayer and Thomasville...
One injured in accident with road grader (11/13/08)
MYRTLE -- A Myrtle man, George N. McFann received serious injuries after the truck he was driving hit a county road grader head on. According to a report filed by Michael Hargus with Troop G of the Missouri Highway Patrol, the accident happened Nov. 6, at 1:30 p.m. on Oregon County Road 261 about three miles northwest of Myrtle...
New CV Police Chief makes promises (11/13/08)
"The only promise I make as the new chief of police is one of professionalism," Cherokee Village Police Chief Jason French said. French took command as the new police chief Nov. 1 and has not stopped since. French was sworn in by Mayor Lloyd Hefley Nov. 1. His first course of action after being sworn in was to hold a meeting with the officers, which he did Nov. 2...
New chief makes promises (11/13/08)
"The only promise I make as the new chief of police is one of professionalism," Cherokee Village Police Chief Jason French said. French took command as the new police chief Nov. 1 and has not stopped since. French was sworn in by Mayor Lloyd Hefley Nov. 1. His first course of action after being sworn in was to hold a meeting with the officers, which he did Nov. 2...
FC Hospital links with statewide trauma system (11/13/08)
Seconds count when it comes to any type of medical emergency, especially in rural Arkansas where hospitals and patients aren't always easy to get to. A few seconds could mean the difference between life and death and between a good recovery and physical impairment. Those few seconds is why Arkansas implemented a computer database that provides accurate and up-to-date information on hospitals in Arkansas, which is called a "dashboard."...
Churches vandalized (11/13/08)
Contrary to belief, there are some people who are not welcome in God's house. The Village Bible Church in Cherokee Village was broken into the night of Oct. 26. Cherokee Village Police Officer Jason Martin was dispatched to the scene the morning of Oct. 27...
Hospital in need of volunteers (11/13/08)
Volunteers are people who don't want to sit around and do nothing all day. They are hard-working people who give their time, talent, energy, love, care and everything else they have to offer to anyone who needs a helping hand. Volunteers don't ask for anything in return for their services but a smile and a thank you. Currently, the Fulton County Hospital is in need of some of these special helping hands...
AG warns of new scam (11/13/08)
Telemarketers call consumers daily in an attempt to sell everything from vacation packages to household services. Consumers should exercise caution before purchasing products or entering into agreements, like those involving magazine subscriptions. An impulse decision to buy a subscription could leave you on the hook for years of monthly payments for magazines that are overpriced and that you may not even want. ...
Former inmate sues sheriff and deputies (11/13/08)
Sharp County Sheriff Dale Weaver and seven others are being sued by a former inmate who is accusing that an illegal strip search was conducted. According to Sheriff Weaver, Angela McIllwain was arrested in Sharp County in November of 2006 by former Ash Flat Officer Bobby Woods. ...
As advertised! (11/13/08)
THAYER 28, MILLER 21
Madden '08 at Bozman Stadium (11/13/08)
THAYER 74, JOPLIN MCAULEY 28
Lady Bears clip Hillcrest (11/13/08)
They got the shot they wanted, by the player they wanted to take the shot. But two-time All-Stater Breanna Doyle's layup at the buzzer in overtime rolled helplessly off the rim, allowing the Mammoth Spring Lady Bears to open 1A-2 North Conference play with a thrilling 60-58 win over the Hillcrest Lady Screamin' Eagles Nov. 4 at Mammoth Spring...
Jaguars top Hounds in season finale (11/13/08)
SALEM 6, McCrory 49
Lady Bears clip Hillcrest (11/13/08)
They got the shot they wanted, by the player they wanted to take the shot. But two-time All-Stater Breanna Doyle's layup at the buzzer in overtime rolled helplessly off the rim, allowing the Mammoth Spring Lady Bears to open 1A-2 North Conference play with a thrilling 60-58 win over the Hillcrest Lady Screamin' Eagles Nov. 4 at Mammoth Spring...
Norfork stops Izard County (11/13/08)
Norfork successfully defended Panther Pavilion against a Cougar attack Nov. 7, as both the Panthers and Lady Panthers beat Izard County in the 1A-2 North Conference openers for both schools. The Lady Panthers edged the Lady Cougars 45-40 to start the evening, before the Panthers ended the night with a 48-32 victory over their guests from Izard County...
Lady Horns smoke Bergman (11/13/08)
Viola hit the road to Bergman Nov. 4 and came back home with a split of games. The Lady Longhorns clobbered the Lady Panthers 51-26 to start the evening. Viola led 16-7 after one, 25-16 at the half and 42-23 after three. Taylor Griggs led the Lady Horns with 13 points, while Chasidy Hutson followed with 12. Elisabeth Collins logged eight points and Leslie Barker finished with seven...
Melbourne, Lady Pirates keep rivalry rolling (11/13/08)
Last year, every time the Melbourne Lady Bearkatz and Calico Rock Lady Pirates squared off against each other, fans knew they were in for a special game. And by the way things looked Nov. 4 at Melbourne, there may be more of the same in 2008 when these Izard County rivals go at it...
Smith in a rush for Pirates (11/13/08)
HIGHLAND 21, GOSNELL 56
Bears edged by Katz (11/13/08)
Spencer Caraway had a huge night from the floor, while Chase Massey had a big night from the free throw line, helping Melbourne push past Mammoth Spring 55-47 Nov. 7. Spencer Caraway tossed in a game-high 32 points for the Katz, while Massey (10 points) knocked down five-of-six free throws late in the night to seal the deal for Melbourne...
Junior Bears climb past Izard County in double OT thriller (11/13/08)
It took not one, but two, extra periods of action, but the Mammoth Spring junior Bears managed to edge past Izard County 47-45 Nov. 3 in 1A-2 North action. Izard County's Preston Harmon came up just short on a running floater from eight feet out that could have sent the game into a third OT...
Stark wins Indian Hills' sweeper (11/13/08)
Jim Stark of Thayer won the handicap sweeper at Indian Hills Bowl in Ash Flat after defeating Adam Kingsbury of Cherokee Village in the final round of single game elimination Nov. 1. Thirty-eight bowlers competed for a prize fund of $1,311, with first-place prize money totaling $500, making it the largest prize fund to date for a handicap sweeper event at Indian Hills Bowl...
Calico Rock splits at home (11/13/08)
Calico Rock spilt a pair of 1A-2 North games with Hillcrest at Harold Ray Jeffery Gymnasium Nov. 7. The Lady Pirates knocked off the Lady Screamin' Eagles 68-58 to start the evening, behind 13 points from Hannah Wright. Miranda Jones tallied 11 points for Calico Rock...
Carroll, Campbell fast at state meet (11/13/08)
A pair of local runners turned in top-10 performances in the Arkansas High School Cross Country State Meet Nov. 8 at Oaklawn Park in Hot Springs. Melbourne's Emily Carroll came in second in the girls' Class 2A run, turning in a time of 20:26.99. Kaydie Campbell, from Izard County High School, finished eighth in girls' Class 2A with a time of 22:59.96...
Junior Bears climb past Izard County in double OT thriller (11/13/08)
It took not one, but two, extra periods of action, but the Mammoth Spring junior Bears managed to edge past Izard County 47-45 Nov. 3 in 1A-2 North action. Izard County's Preston Harmon came up just short on a running floater from eight feet out that could have sent the game into a third OT...
Caraway tosses in 32 for Katz (11/13/08)
Spencer Caraway had a huge night from the floor, while Chase Massey had a big night from the free throw line, helping Melbourne push past Mammoth Spring 55-47 Nov. 7. Spencer Caraway tossed in a game-high 32 points for the Katz, while Massey (10 points) knocked down five-of-six free throws late in the night to seal the deal for Melbourne...
Cavemen fall to Earle in season finale (11/13/08)
The Earle Bulldogs secured third place in the 3-3A Conference, along with a trip to the Class 3A state playoffs, with a 54-36 home victory over the Cave City Cavemen Nov. 6. Earle will host the Riverview Raiders for a first-round playoff game Nov. 14...
Stark wins Indian Hills' sweeper (11/13/08)
Jim Stark of Thayer won the handicap sweeper at Indian Hills Bowl in Ash Flat after defeating Adam Kingsbury of Cherokee Village in the final round of single game elimination Nov. 1. Thirty-eight bowlers competed for a prize fund of $1,311, with first-place prize money totaling $500, making it the largest prize fund to date for a handicap sweeper event at Indian Hills Bowl...
Paintball tourney on tap in Ash Flat (11/13/08)
Practical Nursing students at Ozarka College-Ash Flat are holding a paintball tournament Nov. 15, beginning at 10 a.m., at the Ash Flat City Park. The park is between the ball fields and the American Veteran's Memorial on Nix Ridge Road. Proceeds from this event will be donated to the Ozarka College Foundation and earmarked for scholarship endowments...
Betty Jean Walker (11/13/08)
Betty Jean Walker, 78, of Niles, Mich., formerly of Horseshoe Bend, Ark., daughter of the late Melvin E. and Edna (Little) Koontz, was born May 22, 1930, in Flora, Ill. She died Oct. 29, 2008, in South Bend, Ind. Betty was united in marriage to James Luther Walker on June 25, 1951, at DeQueen, Ark. She spent her working years as a school teacher...
Ronald Shear (11/13/08)
Ronald Shear, 74, died Nov. 9, 2008, at his 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.; son, Ted Tomaszewski of Denver, Colo.; brother, Ed and Nancy Shear of Arvada, Colo.; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.. ...
Michael Throckmorton (11/13/08)
Services for Michael "Mike" Eugene Throckmorton, 52, of Parker died Nov. 9, 2008, in Parker. He was born July 17, 1956, in Fort Hood, Texas, the son of Kenneth L. and Alice Baker Throckmorton. He married Karen Jeanette Darley, July 25, 1986, in Galveston, Texas...
Lee Bailey (11/13/08)
Lee Bailey, 82, of Hardy, Ark., died Oct. 31, 2008, at her residence. She was born April 9, 1926, in Steele, Mo., to the late Elmer and Martha (Huffman) Funderburk. She was a homemaker. She is survived by: her daughter, Barbara and John Homod of Hardy; two sons, John "Steve" and Brenda Bailey of Donalsonville, Ga., Doug and Geri Bailey of Hamlet, N.C.; three sisters, Carolyn Morales of Oxnard, Calif., Mollie Brownfield of Cedar Park, Texas, Francis Funderburk of Steele, Mo.; two brothers, Robert Funderburk of Elburn, Ill., Virgil Funderburk of Opelika, Ala.; six grandchildren, Stephanie and husband Todd Trawick of Franklin Wis., Doug and wife Mary Katheryn of Elgin Texas, Kelly and husband Jason Bailey of Caribbean Islands, Wendy and husband David Lute of Hardy, Amy and Steve Charbauski of Highland and John Homod of Highland; 10 great-grandchildren; and a special care giver, Robin DeBoser.. ...
Stella Mae Thomas (11/13/08)
Stella Mae Thomas, 88, of Salem, Ark., daughter of the late Charlie and Rosa (Brown) Martin, was born March 2, 1920, in Dixon, Mo. She died Nov. 8, 2008, at the Fulton County Hospital in Salem. Stella spent her working years as a licensed practical nurse. She was a member of the Salem Church of Christ...
Charlene Cool (11/13/08)
Charlene Cool, daughter of the late Milus Jasper Roper and Virgie Tackett Roper, was born Sept. 10, 1943, in Viola, Ark. She died Nov. 2, 2008, at Lee's Summit Medical Center in Lee's Summit, Mo., at the age of 65. She was united in marriage to Gary Cool on Aug. 21, 1971, in Independence, Mo. She was employed by Sears, Roebuck and Company in Kansas City for 26 years. She was a member of Waldo Baptist Church in Independence, Mo...
Vinita O. Sears (11/13/08)
Vinita O. Sears, of Salem, Ark., daughter of the late James Preston Moore and Mary Lou Gaither Moore, was born Feb. 26, 1919, in Byron, Ark. She died Nov. 3, 2008, at Southfork River Therapy and Living Center in Salem, Ark., at the age of 89. She was united in marriage to Lanis Sears on March 14, 1942, in Byron, Ark. Together they owned and operated the Town and Country grocery store in Salem for many years...
Cesil Pearl Wolf (11/13/08)
Cesil Pearl Wolf, daughter of the late Clarence Farr and Alma Behuke Farr, was born Nov. 6, 1917, in Columbus, Wis. She died Oct. 23, 2008, in Horseshoe Bend, Ark., at the age of 90. She was united in marriage to Arthur Wolf on Oct. 26, 1938, and to this union two children were born. ...
Carole Morris (11/13/08)
Carole Katherine Morris, 69, of Cherokee Village, Ark., died Nov. 3, 2008, at the White River Medical Center in Batesville. She was born Oct. 21, 1939, in Jersey City, N.J., the daughter of Irvin Farney and Hilda (Rothe) Farney. She worked as a secretary for many years. She moved with her husband, Royston, to Cherokee Village, Ark., in January of 2006. She was a member of the Elks and the Garden Club...
Doris J. Kendrick (11/13/08)
Doris J. Kendrick, 81, of Cherokee Village Ark., died Nov. 2, 2008, in Searcy, Ark. She was born Dec. 27, 1926, in Louisville, Ky., the daughter of the late Joseph Claude Jarboe and Martha (Whalen) Jarboe. She was a member of the Joyful Noise Kitchen Band, was in Civil Defense, a part of the Rosary making and in the St. Michael's Catholic Church Choir. She lived in Cherokee Village for 33 years...
Franklin Craig (11/13/08)
Franklin Craig was born the son of Gilbert H. Craig and Mary Frances Chandler Craig on Jan. 23, 1934, in Scottsboro, Ala., and died Nov. 2, 2008, at his home in Myrtle, Mo., at the age of 74. He was united in marriage July 11, 1977, at Rockford, Ill., to Ann Risley...
Frank Herbert Pole (11/13/08)
Frank Herbert Pole was born Jan. 23, 1918, in Cleveland, Ohio, and died Oct. 12, 2008, at the age of 90. He was united in marriage June 22, 1940, at Cleveland, Ohio, to Mildred Irene Micksch who preceded him in death on Nov. 25, 2000. He was a welder and an auto mechanic. Along with his wife, he owned and operated a mobile home park in Florida for many years...
Ronald Shear (11/13/08)
Ronald Shear, 74, died Nov. 9, 2008, at his 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.; son, Ted Tomaszewski of Denver, Colo.; brother, Ed and Nancy Shear of Arvada, Colo.; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.. ...
Betty Jean Walker (11/13/08)
Betty Jean Walker, 78, of Niles, Mich., formerly of Horseshoe Bend, Ark., daughter of the late Melvin E. and Edna (Little) Koontz, was born May 22, 1930, in Flora, Ill. She died Oct. 29, 2008, in South Bend, Ind. Betty was united in marriage to James Luther Walker on June 25, 1951, at DeQueen, Ark. She spent her working years as a school teacher...
Michael Throckmorton (11/13/08)
Services for Michael "Mike" Eugene Throckmorton, 52, of Parker died Nov. 9, 2008, in Parker. He was born July 17, 1956, in Fort Hood, Texas, the son of Kenneth L. and Alice Baker Throckmorton. He married Karen Jeanette Darley, July 25, 1986, in Galveston, Texas...
Lee Bailey (11/13/08)
Lee Bailey, 82, of Hardy, Ark., died Oct. 31, 2008, at her residence. She was born April 9, 1926, in Steele, Mo., to the late Elmer and Martha (Huffman) Funderburk. She was a homemaker. She is survived by: her daughter, Barbara and John Homod of Hardy; two sons, John "Steve" and Brenda Bailey of Donalsonville, Ga., Doug and Geri Bailey of Hamlet, N.C.; three sisters, Carolyn Morales of Oxnard, Calif., Mollie Brownfield of Cedar Park, Texas, Francis Funderburk of Steele, Mo.; two brothers, Robert Funderburk of Elburn, Ill., Virgil Funderburk of Opelika, Ala.; six grandchildren, Stephanie and husband Todd Trawick of Franklin Wis., Doug and wife Mary Katheryn of Elgin Texas, Kelly and husband Jason Bailey of Caribbean Islands, Wendy and husband David Lute of Hardy, Amy and Steve Charbauski of Highland and John Homod of Highland; 10 great-grandchildren; and a special care giver, Robin DeBoser.. ...
Charlene Cool (11/13/08)
Charlene Cool, daughter of the late Milus Jasper Roper and Virgie Tackett Roper, was born Sept. 10, 1943, in Viola, Ark. She died Nov. 2, 2008, at Lee's Summit Medical Center in Lee's Summit, Mo., at the age of 65. She was united in marriage to Gary Cool on Aug. 21, 1971, in Independence, Mo. She was employed by Sears, Roebuck and Company in Kansas City for 26 years. She was a member of Waldo Baptist Church in Independence, Mo...
Cesil Pearl Wolf (11/13/08)
Cesil Pearl Wolf, daughter of the late Clarence Farr and Alma Behuke Farr, was born Nov. 6, 1917, in Columbus, Wis. She died Oct. 23, 2008, in Horseshoe Bend, Ark., at the age of 90. She was united in marriage to Arthur Wolf on Oct. 26, 1938, and to this union two children were born. ...
Carole Morris (11/13/08)
Carole Katherine Morris, 69, of Cherokee Village, Ark., died Nov. 3, 2008, at the White River Medical Center in Batesville. She was born Oct. 21, 1939, in Jersey City, N.J., the daughter of Irvin Farney and Hilda (Rothe) Farney. She worked as a secretary for many years. She moved with her husband, Royston, to Cherokee Village, Ark., in January of 2006. She was a member of the Elks and the Garden Club...
Stella Mae Thomas (11/13/08)
Stella Mae Thomas, 88, of Salem, Ark., daughter of the late Charlie and Rosa (Brown) Martin, was born March 2, 1920, in Dixon, Mo. She died Nov. 8, 2008, at the Fulton County Hospital in Salem. Stella spent her working years as a licensed practical nurse. She was a member of the Salem Church of Christ...
Vinita O. Sears (11/13/08)
Vinita O. Sears, of Salem, Ark., daughter of the late James Preston Moore and Mary Lou Gaither Moore, was born Feb. 26, 1919, in Byron, Ark. She died Nov. 3, 2008, at Southfork River Therapy and Living Center in Salem, Ark., at the age of 89. She was united in marriage to Lanis Sears on March 14, 1942, in Byron, Ark. Together they owned and operated the Town and Country grocery store in Salem for many years...
Doris J. Kendrick (11/13/08)
Doris J. Kendrick, 81, of Cherokee Village Ark., died Nov. 2, 2008, in Searcy, Ark. She was born Dec. 27, 1926, in Louisville, Ky., the daughter of the late Joseph Claude Jarboe and Martha (Whalen) Jarboe. She was a member of the Joyful Noise Kitchen Band, was in Civil Defense, a part of the Rosary making and in the St. Michael's Catholic Church Choir. She lived in Cherokee Village for 33 years...
Franklin Craig (11/13/08)
Franklin Craig was born the son of Gilbert H. Craig and Mary Frances Chandler Craig on Jan. 23, 1934, in Scottsboro, Ala., and died Nov. 2, 2008, at his home in Myrtle, Mo., at the age of 74. He was united in marriage July 11, 1977, at Rockford, Ill., to Ann Risley...
Frank Herbert Pole (11/13/08)
Frank Herbert Pole was born Jan. 23, 1918, in Cleveland, Ohio, and died Oct. 12, 2008, at the age of 90. He was united in marriage June 22, 1940, at Cleveland, Ohio, to Mildred Irene Micksch who preceded him in death on Nov. 25, 2000. He was a welder and an auto mechanic. Along with his wife, he owned and operated a mobile home park in Florida for many years...
Lee Bailey (11/13/08)
Lee Bailey, 82, of Hardy, Ark., died Oct. 31, 2008, at her residence. She was born April 9, 1926, in Steele, Mo., to the late Elmer and Martha (Huffman) Funderburk. She was a homemaker. She is survived by: her daughter, Barbara and John Homod of Hardy; two sons, John "Steve" and Brenda Bailey of Donalsonville, Ga., Doug and Geri Bailey of Hamlet, N.C.; three sisters, Carolyn Morales of Oxnard, Calif., Mollie Brownfield of Cedar Park, Texas, Francis Funderburk of Steele, Mo.; two brothers, Robert Funderburk of Elburn, Ill., Virgil Funderburk of Opelika, Ala.; six grandchildren, Stephanie and husband Todd Trawick of Franklin Wis., Doug and wife Mary Katheryn of Elgin Texas, Kelly and husband Jason Bailey of Caribbean Islands, Wendy and husband David Lute of Hardy, Amy and Steve Charbauski of Highland and John Homod of Highland; 10 great-grandchildren; and a special care giver, Robin DeBoser.. ...
Carole Morris (11/13/08)
Carole Katherine Morris, 69, of Cherokee Village, Ark., died Nov. 3, 2008, at the White River Medical Center in Batesville. She was born Oct. 21, 1939, in Jersey City, N.J., the daughter of Irvin Farney and Hilda (Rothe) Farney. She worked as a secretary for many years. She moved with her husband, Royston, to Cherokee Village, Ark., in January of 2006...
Doris J. Kendrick (11/13/08)
Doris J. Kendrick, 81, of Cherokee Village Ark., died Nov. 2, 2008, in Searcy, Ark. She was born Dec. 27, 1926, in Louisville, Ky., the daughter of the late Joseph Claude Jarboe and Martha (Whalen) Jarboe. She was a member of the Joyful Noise Kitchen Band, was in Civil Defense, a part of the Rosary making and in the St. Michael's Catholic Church Choir. She lived in Cherokee Village for 33 years...
Ronald Shear (11/13/08)
Ronald Shear, 74, died Nov. 9, 2008, at his 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.; son, Ted Tomaszewski of Denver, Colo.; brother, Ed and Nancy Shear of Arvada, Colo.; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.. ...
Betty Jean Walker (11/13/08)
Betty Jean Walker, 78, of Niles, Mich., formerly of Horseshoe Bend, Ark., daughter of the late Melvin E. and Edna (Little) Koontz, was born May 22, 1930, in Flora, Ill. She died Oct. 29, 2008, in South Bend, Ind. Betty was united in marriage to James Luther Walker on June 25, 1951, at DeQueen, Ark. She spent her working years as a school teacher. Betty was a member of the Franklin First Baptist Church in Franklin, Ark...
Cesil Pearl Wolf (11/13/08)
Cesil Pearl Wolf, daughter of the late Clarence Farr and Alma Behuke Farr, was born Nov. 6, 1917, in Columbus, Wis. She died Oct. 23, 2008, in Horseshoe Bend, Ark., at the age of 90. She was united in marriage to Arthur Wolf on Oct. 26, 1938, and to this union two children were born. ...
Kieleigh Ann Marie (11/13/08)
Travis and Laretta Mayberry of Thayer are the parents of a baby girl, Kieleigh Ann Marie. She was born at 11:15 a.m. Oct. 30, 2008, at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains. She weighed 6 pounds, 14 ounces and was 19 inches long. Her sibling is Jason, 1. Grandparents are James and Lana Harrison of Thayer and Ron and Rita Schnieder of Couch...
Aubrianna Faith Hirsch (11/13/08)
Gary and Lynette Hirsch of West Plains are the parents of a baby girl, Aubrianna Faith. She was born at 2:24 a.m., Oct. 29, 2008, at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains. She weighed 7 pounds, 8-1/2 ounces and was 20 inches long. Her siblings are Rebekah, 6; Isabelle, 2; and Bethany, 1. Grandparents are Scott and Linda Reavis of West Plains and Gary Hirsch Sr. of Thayer...
Aubrianna Faith Hirsch (11/13/08)
Gary and Lynette Hirsch of West Plains are the parents of a baby girl, Aubrianna Faith. She was born at 2:24 a.m., Oct. 29, 2008, at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains. She weighed 7 pounds, 8-1/2 ounces and was 20 inches long. Her siblings are Rebekah, 6; Isabelle, 2; and Bethany, 1. Grandparents are Scott and Linda Reavis of West Plains and Gary Hirsch Sr. of Thayer...
Kieleigh Ann Marie (11/13/08)
Travis and Laretta Mayberry of Thayer are the parents of a baby girl, Kieleigh Ann Marie. She was born at 11:15 a.m. Oct. 30, 2008, at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains. She weighed 6 pounds, 14 ounces and was 19 inches long. Her sibling is Jason, 1. Grandparents are James and Lana Harrison of Thayer and Ron and Rita Schnieder of Couch...
Yates -- Wiles (11/13/08)
Dennis and Brenda Lowe of Ash Flat and Richard and LaReva Wiles of  Hardy would like to announce the marriage of their children, Amanda Yates to Bobby Wiles. The couple exchanged marriage vows Oct. 25 at Eureka Springs Hidaway in Eureka Springs, Ark...
Yates -- Wiles (11/13/08)
Dennis and Brenda Lowe of Ash Flat and Richard and LaReva Wiles of  Hardy would like to announce the marriage of their children, Amanda Yates to Bobby Wiles. The couple exchanged marriage vows Oct. 25 at Eureka Springs Hidaway in Eureka Springs, Ark...
Arnolds to celebrate 50th wedding anniversary (11/13/08)
Noel and Pansy Arnold will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary Nov. 22 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Evening Shade School Cafeteria. All family and friends are invited to stop by. The couple request no gifts. Cards are welcome.
Arnolds to celebrate 50th wedding anniversary (11/13/08)
Noel and Pansy Arnold will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary Nov. 22 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Evening Shade School Cafeteria. All family and friends are invited to stop by. The couple request no gifts. Cards are welcome.
Arnolds to celebrate 50th wedding anniversary (11/13/08)
Noel and Pansy Arnold will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary Nov. 22 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Evening Shade School Cafeteria. All family and friends are invited to stop by. The couple request no gifts. Cards are welcome.
Thayer Police Report (11/13/08)
Faith Bates, 35, of Alton was arrested Nov. 2 on warrants from Ozark and Oregon County and West Plains. She posted a $200 bond on the Ozark County warrant and $443.15 on the West Plains warrant. Sandra R. Lemmon, 39, of Koshkonong was arrested Nov. 3 on Oregon County warrants. She posted a $2,000 cash/corporate security bond...
Fulton County Sheriff's Report (11/13/08)
Julia Mary Reho, 43, of Salem, was arrested Nov. 3 for forgery in the 2nd degree. Reho made a $96.60 purchase at Miller's Pharmacy Dec. 11, 2007, with one of Martha and Mitch Hamm's checks. According to a clerk at the pharmacy, she didn't question Reho about the check since she knew Reho had dated Mitch Hamm, and they had been seen together more than once in the pharmacy. The two of them were caring for Martha Hamm's business. Her bond is set at $1,500 and her court date is Nov. 24...
Arkansas State Police (11/13/08)
Benjamin D. Nichols, 27, of Wideman, was injured in a vehicle accident on Arkansas State Highway 56, 2.4 miles west of the intersection of State Highways 9 and 56 in Brockwell. Nichols was driving a Ford Explorer and was traveling east on Highway 56 when he lost control of the vehicle while negotiating a curve. ...
Fulton County Sheriff's Report (11/13/08)
Julia Mary Reho, 43, of Salem, was arrested Nov. 3 for forgery in the 2nd degree. Reho made a $96.60 purchase at Miller's Pharmacy Dec. 11, 2007, with one of Martha and Mitch Hamm's checks. According to a clerk at the pharmacy, she didn't question Reho about the check since she knew Reho had dated Mitch Hamm, and they had been seen together more than once in the pharmacy. The two of them were caring for Martha Hamm's business. Her bond is set at $1,500 and her court date is Nov. 24...
Thayer Police Report (11/13/08)
Faith Bates, 35, of Alton was arrested Nov. 2 on warrants from Ozark and Oregon County and West Plains. She posted a $200 bond on the Ozark County warrant and $443.15 on the West Plains warrant. Sandra R. Lemmon, 39, of Koshkonong was arrested Nov. 3 on Oregon County warrants. She posted a $2,000 cash/corporate security bond...
Arkansas State Police (11/13/08)
Benjamin D. Nichols, 27, of Wideman, was injured in a vehicle accident on Arkansas State Highway 56, 2.4 miles west of the intersection of State Highways 9 and 56 in Brockwell. Nichols was driving a Ford Explorer and was traveling east on Highway 56 when he lost control of the vehicle while negotiating a curve. ...
Glencoe man charged with rape (11/13/08)
Emily McIntosh Staff Writer Gregory Todd Wildin, 40, of Glencoe, was arrested Oct. 23 on two counts of rape. In the state of Arkansas, the unlawful engagement in sexual intercourse or sexual activity with someone who is incapable of consent because she is younger than 14-years-old is considered a Class Y felony...
Noa goes on unauthorized shopping spree (11/13/08)
THAYER -- A Thayer man, Jose M. Noa, 34, has been charged with felony stealing. In a probable cause statement from Oregon County Prosecuting Attorney Fred ONeill's office, it states that between Oct. 27 and Oct. 31, Noa wrote checks totaling over $17,496 on an account that he was not authorized to use...
Fulton County Sheriff's Report (11/13/08)
Eric Rodgers, 19, of Viola, was arrested Oct. 29 for theft of property and commercial burglary. Rodgers is being held in the Fulton County Jail in lieu of a $55,000 bond. Larry Willingham, 18, of Salem, was arrested Oct. 29 for theft of property and commercial burglary. Willingham was released from the Fulton County Jail after posting a $5,000 bond Nov. 1...