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Stories from Thursday, December 11, 2008

Murder, arson charges filed against Myrtle man (12/11/08)
Autopsy shows woman died from multiple gunshots to head
Whooping cough cases confirmed (12/11/08)
OREGON COUNTY -- The Oregon County Health Department is investigating two cases of pertussis (whooping cough) in Oregon County that have been confirmed through laboratory testing. "The best way to prevent the spread of whooping cough is for parents to recognize the symptoms and keep their children home from school or daycare and contact their healthcare provider," said Oregon County Health Department Administrator Sheila Russell...
PETA offers assistance in MS animal control issue (12/11/08)
A representative, Teresa Chagrin, of the People For The Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) has contacted The South Missourian News (SMN) and Mammoth Spring Mayor Jean Pace after an article was published in the Nov. 13 issue of the SMN regarding how the situation with stray cats in the city was handled by city employees...
Oregon County announces filing dates (12/11/08)
OREGON COUNTY -- The Municipal General Election will be Nov. 7 in Missouri. All three communities in Oregon County have positions open at their city halls. Filing dates for those positions will be Dec. 16 through Jan. 20, 2009. There will be two, 2-year alderman at large positions in the city of Alton. The incumbents who currently hold those positions are Glen Jenkins and Jason Smith...
Local Bridge to nominated for National Register of Historic Places (12/11/08)
There are places people travel, go to and cross over that many take for granted every day until they stop and wonder how long has this been here and what is its history? The State Review Board of the Arkansas Historic Preservation Program (AHPP) announced Dec. 4 that they have nominated 12 properties for the National Register of Historic Places, one of which is in Fulton County...
Burglary prevention tips (12/11/08)
AREA -- Most people look forward to this time of year, "Including burglars," said Thayer Police Chief David Bailey. With many people away, visiting friends, or just out of the house shopping, there are many opportunities for break-ins. Area law enforcement officials agree that this is a vulnerable time for homeowners. "People are busy and distracted. As they race out their door, they are not thinking about what they leave behind," Bailey said...
Plan ahead for safety during the holidays (12/11/08)
AREA -- The holiday season can be one of the deadliest and most dangerous times of the year due to an increase in impaired driving. In December 2007, 9,992 people were killed in crashes that involved a drunk driver or motorcycle rider (operator) with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .08 or higher...
Recycling tips offered (12/11/08)
Recycling has become a big business in our area and many communities are participating. There are seven communities, including Mammoth Spring, involved in the Tri-County Recycling area. Besides Mammoth Spring, they include Ash Flat, Cherokee Village, Hardy, Horseshoe Bend, Salem and Viola...
Basset named new 4-H assistant (12/11/08)
ALTON -- A committee of the Oregon County University Extension Council has hired a new 4-H Youth Development Program Assistant. Becky Bassett started her new job Nov. 17 after the retirement of Nancy Reed who had held the position for 15 years. Bassett grew up in Alton and is a 1989 graduate of Alton High School. ...
Bobcat community support (12/11/08)
Hey, all you Bobcat fans -- stand up and clap your hands
Going Postal? (12/11/08)
A car ran into the Salem Post Office Dec. 5 at 10:46 a.m. Hazel Fulfer, 65, of Salem, was pulling up in front of the post office when she blacked out. Fulfer's 2003 Ford Tarus ran over the sidewalk in front of the post office and ran into the building. The car damaged much of the brick work and broke a window on the front of the building. Photo by Emily McIntosh...
$10,000 reward offered (12/11/08)
A spree of postal break-ins occurred between Nov. 29 and Dec. 2 in Sharp, Fulton, Stone and Independence counties. Fulton County Sheriff Walter Dillinger said that robbers broke into at least six post offices in Sharp, Fulton, Independence and Stone counties...
Murder, arson charges filed against Myrtle man (12/11/08)
A 32-year-old Myrtle, Mo., man, Michael Edward Amick, is in the Oregon County Jail at Alton facing first-degree felony murder and second-degree felony arson charges. He was arrested Dec. 5 at his home on State Route 142 in Myrtle. His bond has been set at $1 million...
Bridge nominated for register (12/11/08)
There are places people travel, go to and cross over that many take for granted every day until they stop and wonder how long has this been here and what is its history? The State Review Board of the Arkansas Historic Preservation Program (AHPP) announced Dec. 4 that they have nominated 12 properties for the National Register of Historic Places, one of which is in Fulton County...
Holiday shopping tips offered (12/11/08)
For those holiday shoppers who were leery of the dreaded madness of Black Friday or are still trying to recuperate after all that turkey on Thanksgiving and decided to hold off on holiday shopping for one more day, there are plenty of holiday shopping tips from the Better Business Bureau (BBB) and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) on all kinds of shopping and buying...
Live nativity open to public (12/11/08)
"We really want to include all of the public so everyone can find something positive in the season," Brien Nix Hall Pastor of Hardy United Methodist Church said about their living nativity scene this year. Hall said the nativity scene will be held Dec. 17 and 18 from 6 p.m-8 p.m at the Hardy United Methodist Church on Spring Street in Hardy...
Is the Internet safe for children? (12/11/08)
In the short time we have been living in the 21st century, there are many technological advances that have made people connect in ways they never thought of before. Though Internet chat-rooms and networking places like MySpace and Facebook might be great for meeting new people who share the same interests, they can be dangerous tools in the hands of predators, cyber-bullies and cyberstalkers...
Ash Flat Welcomes Santa (12/11/08)
Santa brings out the inner child in everyone. Adults and children were both excited to shake Santa's hand as he greeted parade watchers during the Ash Flat Christmas parade Dec. 6. For more pictures of the Ash Flat Christmas parade see next week's issue of the Villager Journal. Photo/Amanda Powers...
$10,000 reward offered (12/11/08)
A spree of postal break-ins occurred between Nov. 29 and Dec. 2 in Sharp, Fulton, Stone and Independence counties. Fulton County Sheriff Walter Dillinger said that robbers broke into at least six post offices in Sharp, Fulton, Independence and Stone counties...
Hardy Christmas parade is Saturday (12/11/08)
Hardy will be kicking off the Christmas season with their annual Christmas parade Dec. 13 at 11 a.m. Hardy Mayor Nina Thornton announced the parade at the city council meeting held Dec. 2. Thornton said the parade will begin at 11 a.m. and the line-up will start at 8 a.m. The line-up will be between the city hall building and the CenturyTel building. The parade will go down Main Street and turn right on 5th Street...
Watkins battle continues for many victims (12/11/08)
While some Wayne Watkins victims are finally seeing relief after years of fighting, others are just beginning the battle. Some of the people Watkins scammed in the selling of Spring River parcels are being compensated by the Arkansas Real Estate Commission...
New Ash Flat officer hired (12/11/08)
Although he is not new to the area or even the line of work, new Ash Flat Senior Officer Anthony Wiles said he is learning as he goes. The Ash Flat City Council announced former Police Chief Mike Zeiger's resignation and the hiring of Anthony Wiles at the Nov. 17 council meeting. Zeiger's last day was Nov. 21 leaving Wiles as the senior officer until a chief is hired...
Live nativity open to public (12/11/08)
"We really want to include all of the public so everyone can find something positive in the season," Brien Nix Hall Pastor of Hardy United Methodist Church said about their living nativity scene this year. Hall said the nativity scene will be held Dec. 17 and 18 from 6 p.m-8 p.m at the Hardy United Methodist Church on Spring Street in Hardy...
Auto bailout affects local dealers (12/11/08)
During their meeting with lawmakers, Detroit automakers asked lawmakers for $34 billion in federal loans, but what about the car dealerships who sell their products -- who will bail them out? GM officials say they are in such dire straits that it would deeply cut jobs, factories, brands and executive pay as part of its plea to get $12 billion in federal loans with an additional $6 billion line of credit...
Holiday shopping tips offered (12/11/08)
For those holiday shoppers who were leery of the dreaded madness of Black Friday or still trying to recuperate after all that turkey on Thanksgiving and decided to hold off on holiday shopping for one more day, there are plenty of holiday shopping tips from the Better Business Bureau (BBB) and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) on all kinds of shopping and buying...
Are your kids safe on the Internet? (12/11/08)
In the short time we have been living in the 21st century, there are many technological advances that have made people connect in ways they never thought of before. Though Internet chat-rooms and networking places like MySpace and Facebook might be great for meeting new people who share the same interests, they can be dangerous tools in the hands of predators, cyber-bullies and cyberstalkers...
Couch top Dawgs again (12/11/08)
Lady Indians top Thayer for tournament hardware in Van Buren
Indians down Kosh (12/11/08)
Jumping in front 16-4 after the first period, the Couch Indians knocked off the Koshkonong Bluejays 66-30 Dec. 1 in the annual Bluejay Border Battle at Koshkonong. Couch extended its lead to 31-13 at the half. Blake Martin tallied 13 points for the Indians, with Eddie Meier adding 12 and Cody Roberts 11. Josh Carter finished with 10 points, while Derrick Martin and Derek Orchard had eight points apiece. Brad Hopper logged four points for Couch...
Lions thorn in Cats' side (12/11/08)
The Mansfield Lions must have some kind of a jinx on the Thayer Bobcats, as the Lions once again handed the Cats a painful loss on their home court. After the two teams battled it out for the district tournament championship last season, with Mansfield knocking off the Bobcats for the title, the Lions rolled into Thayer Dec. 5 and came away with a hard-fought 55-52 win in the first week of the 2008 season...
Davis' big night helps sink Lady Comets (12/11/08)
Torey Davis may be from Twin Rivers High School, but she sure made herself right at home at Van Buren High School Dec. 6. Davis tossed in a game-high 33 points to help her Lady Royals to a 70-58 victory over the Alton Lady Comets in the consolation bracket finals of the Lady Dawg Classic...
Bears cruise by Marshall Bobcats (12/11/08)
The Mammoth Spring Bears jumped in front 14-5 after the first period of play and cruised to a 62-42 rout of the Marshall Bobcats Dec. 2 in Mountain Home. Seth Godwin paced Mammoth Spring (9-3) with a game-high 27 points. He also racked up six steals and handed out four assists. Trevor Vincent added 15 points for the Bears...
Viola comes away with pair of wins over visiting neighbors from Salem (12/11/08)
Always a battle to the finish when the Greyhounds and the Longhorns square off, Dec. 2 was no exception as Salem made the short trip to the Longhorn Corral in Viola for a pair of non-conference hardwood contests. And on this night, the home squads held serve, as the Lady Longhorns knocked off Salem 50-40, while the Longhorns completed the sweep of Salem with a physical 74-58 victory over the Greyhounds later in the evening...
Lady Katz dropped by Midland (12/11/08)
The Melbourne Lady Bearkatz saw an early lead slip away in a 65-61 2-2A Conference loss to Midland at Pleasant Plains Dec. 2. The Lady Katz (11-3, 0-1) sped in front 8-0 in the game's opening minutes, but the Lady Mustangs kept chipping away. Midland finally caught up with Melbourne and took a 47-46 lead with two minutes left in the third...
Late shot sinks Lady Horns (12/11/08)
There was plenty of drama at the Southerland-Mabee Center on the campus of Williams Baptist College Dec. 4, as the Tuckerman Lady Bulldogs slipped past Viola 43-42 in the annual WBC Tournament. The Lady Longhorns led for most of the night, but Tuckerman scored the game-winning basket with 10 seconds left, earning the Lady Bulldogs a hard-fought one-point win...
Izard County falls to Norfork (12/11/08)
The Izard County Lady Cougars trailed by just two points after three periods of play, but the Norfork Lady Panthers pulled away in the final frame to win 49-39 Dec. 2 at the Cougars' Den in Brockwell. Holding a 33-31 lead heading into the fourth, Norfork outscored the Lady Cougars 16-8 down the stretch to win by 10 points...
Bears cruise by Marshall Bobcats (12/11/08)
The Mammoth Spring Bears jumped in front 14-5 after the first period of play and cruised to a 62-42 rout of the Marshall Bobcats Dec. 2 in Mountain Home. Seth Godwin paced Mammoth Spring (9-3) with a game-high 27 points. He also racked up six steals and handed out four assists. Trevor Vincent added 15 points for the Bears...
Loose Ball (12/11/08)
LOOSE BALL: Alison Price fights for control of the ball in Highland's tight 44-43 3-4A Conference loss to the Pocahontas Lady Redskins on the road Dec. 3. Pocahontas' Alex Sheets hit the game-winning free throw with four ticks left in the game. Price paced the Lady Rebs (2-3, 2-1) with 13 points. Alex Isaacs added 11 for Highland. Photo/Sparks...
Stocking restriction lifted on Bull Shoals and Norfork tailwaters (12/11/08)
Due to improved dissolved oxygen conditions on the Bull Shoals and Norfork tailwaters, the stocking restrictions have been lifted. Matt Schroeder, Arkansas Game and Fish Commission Trout Management Biologist, explained that destratification is a result of decreasing temperature and increasing density of the top layer (epilimnion) of Bull Shoals Lake. ...
Betz' work honored by Sportman's Club again (12/11/08)
Recently, longtime resident Marty Betz was honored at his home with another special award from the Spring River Sportsman's Club. Betz is moving away from Cherokee Village, and his loss to the community will be a big one. Betz was honored in 1993 as Sportsman of the Year and he has continued to serve his community and the organization -- as it says on the plaque -- "Above and beyond over three decades."...
Job well done, Bobcats (12/11/08)
"Thayer Bobcats -- Second in state." That was the headlines in the Springfield News-Leader on Nov. 29, 2008. The writer of that story said the game was incredible. He also said Thayer Head Coach Billy Webber acknowledged Orrick as the winner but quoted him as saying, "I'm not sure we lost it."...
Grizzly basketball camps set to tip in West Plains (12/11/08)
Area youngsters in first through sixth grades can hone their basketball skills during the upcoming holiday break by participating in the Grizzly basketball winter camp Dec. 29 and 30 at the West Plains Civic Center. Grizzly basketball Head Coach Yancey Walker and Assistant Coach Dustin Pfeifer will lead area youngsters through the basics of the game while giving them key tips that will help them develop their skills...
Grizzly basketball camps set to tip in West Plains (12/11/08)
Area youngsters in first through sixth grades can hone their basketball skills during the upcoming holiday break by participating in the Grizzly basketball winter camp Dec. 29 and 30 at the West Plains Civic Center. Grizzly basketball Head Coach Yancey Walker and Assistant Coach Dustin Pfeifer will lead area youngsters through the basics of the game while giving them key tips that will help them develop their skills...
Stocking restriction lifted on Bull Shoals and Norfork tailwaters (12/11/08)
Due to improved dissolved oxygen conditions on the Bull Shoals and Norfork tailwaters, the stocking restrictions have been lifted. Matt Schroeder, Arkansas Game and Fish Commission Trout Management Biologist, explained that destratification is a result of decreasing temperature and increasing density of the top layer (epilimnion) of Bull Shoals Lake. ...
Late-season doves are overlooked hunting opportunity (12/11/08)
Whether it is lost in the Christmas excitement or just finds many outdoors people sated with hunting, the late dove season in Arkansas is greatly underutilized. Some dove enthusiasts know first hand, though, that the Dec. 13 to Jan. 2 season, last of three segments, offers exceptional opportunities for shotgunners who get out and get after the challenging birds...
Late-season doves are overlooked hunting opportunity (12/11/08)
Whether it is lost in the Christmas excitement or just finds many outdoors people sated with hunting, the late dove season in Arkansas is greatly underutilized. Some dove enthusiasts know first hand, though, that the Dec. 13 to Jan. 2 season, last of three segments, offers exceptional opportunities for shotgunners who get out and get after the challenging birds...
Mary Courtwright (12/11/08)
Mary Kathryn Brewster Grider Courtwright, 77, of Ash Flat, Ark., daughter of the late Kenneth Merle and Helen Monica (Randolph) Brewster, was born Dec. 16, 1930, in Borger, Texas. She died Nov. 27, 2008, at the Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains, Mo...
Easter L. Foster (12/11/08)
Easter L. Foster was born April 4, 1920, and died Nov. 23, 2008, at the age of 88. She was the youngest of 10 children born to Clem S. and Lelah Talley of Viola, Ark. She was preceded in death by: her husband, Clifford D. Foster; her parents; five brothers, Ralph, Hubert, Truman, Erby and Charles; four sisters, Mable Phillips, Myrtle Williford Deatherage, Gladys Crotts and Hazel Talley; and two sons, Duke and Bobby...
Gail Wayne Steele (12/11/08)
Gail Wayne Steele, 69, of Bald Knob, Ark., died Nov. 25, 2008, at a Little Rock hospital. He was born Feb. 28, 1939, at Cave City, Ark., to Joe R. and Lettia White Steele. He was a U.S. Army veteran, owner of AAA Window Cleaning in Bald Knob, a member of the American Legion and the Veterans of Foreign Wars and of the Methodist faith...
Frank Fuller (12/11/08)
Frank Fuller, 85, of Horseshoe Bend, Ark., was born Nov. 12, 1923, in Rockford, Ill. He died Nov. 26, 2008, at the Crown Point Health and Rehab Center in Horseshoe Bend, Ark. Frank worked in construction. No services are planned at this time. Arrangements are under the direction of Barker Funeral Home in Salem...
Dan Joseph Holloway (12/11/08)
Dan Joseph Holloway, 61, of Judsonia, Ark., died Nov. 27, 2008. He attended River of Life Church in Judsonia, was a retired police officer, and a veteran of the United States Air Force. He is survived by: his wife of 40 years, Deborah; one son, Scott Holloway and wife Stephanie; two daughters, Rachel Moore and husband Earl and Maegan Combs and husband Brent; one brother, Rick Holloway and wife Vicki; and 12 grandchildren including Karanda Willey; along with a host of other family and friends...
Bernice Marie Grigutis (12/11/08)
Bernice Marie Grigutis, 82, of Cherokee Village, Ark., died Nov. 24, 2008, at a Morrilton nursing home. She was born Feb. 7, 1926, at Waukegan, Ill., the daughter of Jaco and Antonette Zilolnik Dolinar. She was a homemaker and of the Catholic faith...
Shirley Ann Jackman (12/11/08)
Shirley Ann Jackman, 65, of Alton, Mo., was born Oct. 6, 1943, in Alton, Mo., and died Dec. 2, 2008, at the Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains. Survivors include: two sisters, Laura Warren and husband Clifford of Alton, Mo., Fonda Repp and husband Clarence of O'Fallon, Mo.; one brother, Fred Jackman and wife Flossie of Alton, Mo.; one sister-in-law, Carmelee (Risenhoover) Lewallen, Martinsburg, Mo.; numerous nieces; nephews; and other relatives and friends...
Michael Lee Carnahan (12/11/08)
Michael Lee Carnahan, 53, of Walnut Ridge, was born Aug. 1, 1955, and died Dec. 7, 2008, after a long battle with lung cancer. He was employed at Pratt Auto Salvage in Hoxie. He is survived by: his wife, Sue Crum of the home; children, Jennifer Carnahan, Misty Crum-Aaron and husband Jason Aaron, Michael Crum and his wife Yvette Crum, Mark Crum and his wife April Crum; grandchildren, Emma Aaron, Haley, Christopher, Dillon Carnahan, Kyler and Kalee Crum, Whitley and Corey Crum; sisters, Nancy Jenkins and husband Steve Jenkins; niece, Rachel Jenkins-Primm and husband James Primm; uncle, A.D. ...
Audra Ruthene (12/11/08)
Audra Ruthene, died Nov. 19, 2008, at St. Francis Hospital. She was born Feb. 20, 1937, in Thayer, Mo. After moving to Tulsa from Enid, Okla., she and her husband owned and operated Fidelity Moving Systems, a United Van Lines affiliate in Tulsa for many years, selling out in 1982. She became an administrative assistant to the president of Safety Training Systems, retiring in 2000...
Michael Gene Ruby (12/11/08)
Michael Gene Ruby was born Oct. 24, 1969, in Harrisonville, Mo., the son of Richard L. Ruby Sr. and Barbara Jean Wade Ruby. He died Nov. 30, 2008, in Salem, Ark., at the age of 39. He was united in marriage March 12, 1999, at Ash Flat Ark., to Sandra Henry. He was an electrical construction worker...
Wilma Marine Break (12/11/08)
Wilma Marine Break, 63, of Hardy, Ark., died Nov. 29, 2008, at her residence. She was born Oct. 23, 1945, in Sikeston, Mo., the daughter of Levi Wells and Edith (Phillips) Wells. She was united in marriage to Doyle Break on July 22, 1963, in Sikeston, Mo. She was a member of the Banks Baptist Church but had recently been attending the Highland Community Church...
Betty Miksch (12/11/08)
Betty Miksch, 87, of Batesville, Ark., formerly of Cherokee Village, died Dec. 3, 2008, at Wood-Lawn Nursing Home. She was born in Lancaster, Ohio, on June 19, 1921, and was the daughter of Porter and Edna (Poling) Ingram. Betty was a member of the Cherokee Village United Methodist Church; the United Methodist Women; and the Lion's Club in Cherokee Village...
Loretta Ida Dawson (12/11/08)
Loretta Ida Dawson, 82, of Peculiar, Mo., died Nov. 24, 2008, at The Rehabilitation Center of Raymore in Raymore, Mo. Loretta was born Dec. 26, 1925, in Salem, Ark., the daughter of Robert and Roxie (Rosier) Foster. She married Norman Dawson on Dec. 1, 1945, in Salem. She was a member of the United Methodist Church in Peculiar, a homemaker and she had previously worked at Montgomery Ward...
Loretta Ida Dawson (12/11/08)
Loretta Ida Dawson, 82, of Peculiar, Mo., died Nov. 24, 2008, at The Rehabilitation Center of Raymore in Raymore, Mo. Loretta was born Dec. 26, 1925, in Salem, Ark., the daughter of Robert and Roxie (Rosier) Foster. She married Norman Dawson on Dec. 1, 1945, in Salem. She was a member of the United Methodist Church in Peculiar, a homemaker and she had previously worked at Montgomery Ward...
Mary Courtwright (12/11/08)
Mary Kathryn Brewster Grider Courtwright, 77, of Ash Flat, Ark., daughter of the late Kenneth Merle and Helen Monica (Randolph) Brewster, was born Dec. 16, 1930, in Borger, Texas. She died Nov. 27, 2008, at the Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains, Mo...
Easter L. Foster (12/11/08)
Easter L. Foster was born April 4, 1920, and died Nov. 23, 2008, at the age of 88. She was the youngest of 10 children born to Clem S. and Lelah Talley of Viola, Ark. She was preceded in death by: her husband, Clifford D. Foster; her parents; five brothers, Ralph, Hubert, Truman, Erby and Charles; four sisters, Mable Phillips, Myrtle Williford Deatherage, Gladys Crotts and Hazel Talley; and two sons, Duke and Bobby...
Gail Wayne Steele (12/11/08)
Gail Wayne Steele, 69, of Bald Knob, Ark., died Nov. 25, 2008, at a Little Rock hospital. He was born Feb. 28, 1939, at Cave City, Ark., to Joe R. and Lettia White Steele. He was a U.S. Army veteran, owner of AAA Window Cleaning in Bald Knob, a member of the American Legion and the Veterans of Foreign Wars and of the Methodist faith...
Frank Fuller (12/11/08)
Frank Fuller, 85, of Horseshoe Bend, Ark., was born Nov. 12, 1923, in Rockford, Ill. He died Nov. 26, 2008, at the Crown Point Health and Rehab Center in Horseshoe Bend, Ark. Frank worked in construction. No services are planned at this time. Arrangements are under the direction of Barker Funeral Home in Salem...
Dan Joseph Holloway (12/11/08)
Dan Joseph Holloway, 61, of Judsonia, Ark., died Nov. 27, 2008. He attended River of Life Church in Judsonia, was a retired police officer, and a veteran of the United States Air Force. He is survived by: his wife of 40 years, Deborah; one son, Scott Holloway and wife Stephanie; two daughters, Rachel Moore and husband Earl and Maegan Combs and husband Brent; one brother, Rick Holloway and wife Vicki; and 12 grandchildren including Karanda Willey; along with a host of other family and friends...
Bernice Marie Grigutis (12/11/08)
Bernice Marie Grigutis, 82, of Cherokee Village, Ark., died Nov. 24, 2008, at a Morrilton nursing home. She was born Feb. 7, 1926, at Waukegan, Ill., the daughter of Jaco and Antonette Zilolnik Dolinar. She was a homemaker and of the Catholic faith...
Shirley Ann Jackman (12/11/08)
Shirley Ann Jackman, 65, of Alton, Mo., was born Oct. 6, 1943, in Alton, Mo., and died Dec. 2, 2008, at the Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains. Survivors include: two sisters, Laura Warren and husband Clifford of Alton, Mo., Fonda Repp and husband Clarence of O'Fallon, Mo.; one brother, Fred Jackman and wife Flossie of Alton, Mo.; one sister-in-law, Carmelee (Risenhoover) Lewallen, Martinsburg, Mo.; numerous nieces; nephews; and other relatives and friends...
Michael Lee Carnahan (12/11/08)
Michael Lee Carnahan, 53, of Walnut Ridge, was born Aug. 1, 1955, and died Dec. 7, 2008, after a long battle with lung cancer. He was employed at Pratt Auto Salvage in Hoxie. He is survived by: his wife, Sue Crum of the home; children, Jennifer Carnahan, Misty Crum-Aaron and husband Jason Aaron, Michael Crum and his wife Yvette Crum, Mark Crum and his wife April Crum; grandchildren, Emma Aaron, Haley, Christopher, Dillon Carnahan, Kyler and Kalee Crum, Whitley and Corey Crum; sisters, Nancy Jenkins and husband Steve Jenkins; niece, Rachel Jenkins-Primm and husband James Primm; uncle, A.D. ...
Audra Ruthene (12/11/08)
Audra Ruthene, died Nov. 19, 2008, at St. Francis Hospital. She was born Feb. 20, 1937, in Thayer, Mo. After moving to Tulsa from Enid, Okla., she and her husband owned and operated Fidelity Moving Systems, a United Van Lines affiliate in Tulsa for many years, selling out in 1982. She became an administrative assistant to the president of Safety Training Systems, retiring in 2000...
Michael Gene Ruby (12/11/08)
Michael Gene Ruby was born Oct. 24, 1969, in Harrisonville, Mo., the son of Richard L. Ruby Sr. and Barbara Jean Wade Ruby. He died Nov. 30, 2008, in Salem, Ark., at the age of 39. He was united in marriage March 12, 1999, at Ash Flat Ark., to Sandra Henry. He was an electrical construction worker...
Wilma Marine Break (12/11/08)
Wilma Marine Break, 63, of Hardy, Ark., died Nov. 29, 2008, at her residence. She was born Oct. 23, 1945, in Sikeston, Mo., the daughter of Levi Wells and Edith (Phillips) Wells. She was united in marriage to Doyle Break on July 22, 1963, in Sikeston, Mo. She was a member of the Banks Baptist Church but had recently been attending the Highland Community Church...
Betty Miksch (12/11/08)
Betty Miksch, 87, of Batesville, Ark., formerly of Cherokee Village, died Dec. 3, 2008, at Wood-Lawn Nursing Home. She was born in Lancaster, Ohio, on June 19, 1921, and was the daughter of Porter and Edna (Poling) Ingram. Betty was a member of the Cherokee Village United Methodist Church; the United Methodist Women; and the Lion's Club in Cherokee Village...
Dan Joseph Holloway (12/11/08)
Dan Joseph Holloway, 61, of Judsonia, Ark., died Nov. 27, 2008. He attended River of Life Church in Judsonia, was a retired police officer and a veteran of the United States Air Force. He is survived by: his wife of 40 years, Deborah; one son, Scott Holloway and wife Stephanie; two daughters, Rachel Moore and husband Earl and Maegan Combs and husband Brent; one brother, Rick Holloway and wife Vicki; and 12 grandchildren including Karanda Willey; along with a host of other family and friends...
Mary Kathryn Brewster Grider Courtwright (12/11/08)
Mary Kathryn Brewster Grider Courtwright, 77, of Ash Flat, Ark., daughter of the late Kenneth Merle and Helen Monica (Randolph) Brewster, was born Dec. 16, 1930, in Borger, Texas. She died Nov. 27, 2008, at the Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains, Mo...
Loretta Ida Dawson (12/11/08)
Loretta Ida Dawson, 82, of Peculiar, Mo., died Nov. 24, 2008, at The Rehabilitation Center of Raymore in Raymore, Mo. Loretta was born Dec. 26, 1925, in Salem, Ark., the daughter of Robert and Roxie (Rosier) Foster. She married Norman Dawson on Dec. 1, 1945, in Salem. She was a member of the United Methodist Church in Peculiar, a homemaker and she had previously worked at Montgomery Ward...
Bernice Marie Grigutis (12/11/08)
Bernice Marie Grigutis, 82, of Cherokee Village, Ark., died Nov. 24, 2008, at a Morrilton nursing home. She was born Feb. 7, 1926, at Waukegan, Ill., the daughter of Jaco and Antonette Zilolnik Dolinar. She was a homemaker and of the Catholic faith...
Wilma Marine Break (12/11/08)
Wilma Marine Break, 63, of Hardy, Ark., died Nov. 29, 2008, at her residence. She was born Oct. 23, 1945, in Sikeston, Mo., the daughter of Levi Wells and Edith (Phillips) Wells. She was united in marriage to Doyle Break on July 22, 1963, in Sikeston, Mo. She was a member of the Banks Baptist Church but had recently been attending the Highland Community Church...
Frank Fuller (12/11/08)
Frank Fuller, 85, of Horseshoe Bend, Ark., was born Nov. 12, 1923, in Rockford, Ill. He died Nov. 26, 2008, at the Crown Point Health and Rehab Center in Horseshoe Bend, Ark. Frank worked in construction. No services are planned at this time. Arrangements are under the direction of Barker Funeral Home in Salem...
Gail Wayne Steele (12/11/08)
Gail Wayne Steele, 69, of Bald Knob, Ark., died Nov. 25, 2008, at a Little Rock hospital. He was born Feb. 28, 1939, at Cave City, Ark., to Joe R. and Lettia White Steele. He was a U.S. Army veteran, owner of AAA Window Cleaning in Bald Knob, a member of the American Legion and the Veterans of Foreign Wars and of the Methodist faith...
Betty Miksch (12/11/08)
Betty Miksch, 87, of Batesville, Ark., formerly of Cherokee Village, died Dec. 3, 2008, at Wood-Lawn Nursing Home. She was born in Lancaster, Ohio, on June 19, 1921, and was the daughter of Porter and Edna (Poling) Ingram. Betty was a member of the Cherokee Village United Methodist Church; the United Methodist Women; and the Lion's Club in Cherokee Village...
Emily Rose Robertson (12/11/08)
Daniel Robertson and Jamie Barton of Alton are the parents of a baby girl, Emily Rose Robertson. She was born at 12:08 a.m., Nov. 30, 2008, at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains. She weighed 7 pounds, 8 ounces and was 22 inches long. Grandparents are Dennie Barton of Alton, Jenny Barton of Alton, and Susan Nest of Excelsior Springs...
Levi James Wilson (12/11/08)
Jeremy and Melinda Wilson of Thayer are the parents of a baby boy, Levi James. He was born at 4:24 a.m., Nov. 28, 2008, at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains. He weighed 7 pounds, 5 ounces and was 20 inches long. His sibling is Ely, 2. Grandparents are Jim and Polly Ward, Thayer, and Billy and Jeanie Wilson, Caulfield...
Lyra Shae Jewell (12/11/08)
Scottie Jewell and Kathlene Hartson of Thayer are the parents of a baby girl, Lyra Shae Jewell. She was born at 4:01 a.m., Nov. 28, 2008, at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains. She weighed 5 pounds, 4-1/2 ounces and was 18-1/2 inches long. Her siblings are Daymeon, 3, and Zaylea...
Jocelyn Elaine Denny (12/11/08)
Henry and Niki Denny of Koshkonong are the parents of a baby girl, Jocelyn Elaine. She was born at 7:27 a.m., Nov. 21, 2008, at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains. She weighed 4 pounds, 14 ounces and was 18 inches long. Grandparents are Rose Vandiver of Koshkonong, Johnnie Vandiver of Brandsville, and Carolyn Fields of Myrtle...
Maci Leigh Ann Ellis (12/11/08)
Patrick and Melissa Ellis of Hardy announce the birth of a daughter, Maci Leigh Ann Ellis, born Nov. 26, 2008, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. She weighed 7 pounds, 5.6 ounces. Her siblings are Alexis and Jagger Ellis. Her grandparents are Vic and Carlene Ellis and Curtis and Condy Bright...
Macy Cecilia Daggett (12/11/08)
Lindsey and Michelle Daggett of Cherokee Village announce the birth of their daughter, Macy Cecilia Daggett, born Nov. 19, 2008, at St. Bernard's Hospital in Jonesboro. She weighed 9 pounds, 2 ounces and was 20-1/2 inches long. Her siblings are John Thomas, 6, and Aiden, 2...
Maci Leigh Ann Ellis (12/11/08)
Patrick and Melissa Ellis of Hardy announce the birth of a daughter, Maci Leigh Ann Ellis, born Nov. 26, 2008, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. She weighed 7 pounds, 5.6 ounces. Her siblings are Alexis and Jagger Ellis. Her grandparents are Vic and Carlene Ellis and Curtis and Condy Bright...
Macy Cecilia Daggett (12/11/08)
Lindsey and Michelle Daggett of Cherokee Village announce the birth of their daughter, Macy Cecilia Daggett, born Nov. 19, 2008, at St. Bernard's Hospital in Jonesboro. She weighed 9 pounds, 2 ounces and was 20-1/2 inches long. Her siblings are John Thomas, 6, and Aiden, 2...
Jocelyn Elaine Denny (12/11/08)
Henry and Niki Denny of Koshkonong are the parents of a baby girl, Jocelyn Elaine. She was born at 7:27 a.m., Nov. 21, 2008, at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains. She weighed 4 pounds, 14 ounces and was 18 inches long. Grandparents are Rose Vandiver of Koshkonong, Johnnie Vandiver of Brandsville, and Carolyn Fields of Myrtle...
Lyra Shae Jewell (12/11/08)
Scottie Jewell and Kathlene Hartson of Thayer are the parents of a baby girl, Lyra Shae Jewell. She was born at 4:01 a.m., Nov. 28, 2008, at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains. She weighed 5 pounds, 4-1/2 ounces and was 18-1/2 inches long. Her siblings are Daymeon, 3, and Zaylea...
Levi James Wilson (12/11/08)
Jeremy and Melinda Wilson of Thayer are the parents of a baby boy, Levi James. He was born at 4:24 a.m., Nov. 28, 2008, at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains. He weighed 7 pounds, 5 ounces and was 20 inches long. His sibling is Ely, 2. Grandparents are Jim and Polly Ward, Thayer, and Billy and Jeanie Wilson, Caulfield...
Emily Rose Robertson (12/11/08)
Daniel Robertson and Jamie Barton of Alton are the parents of a baby girl, Emily Rose Robertson. She was born at 12:08 a.m., Nov. 30, 2008, at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains. She weighed 7 pounds, 8 ounces and was 22 inches long. Grandparents are Dennie Barton of Alton, Jenny Barton of Alton, and Susan Nest of Excelsior Springs...
Maci Leigh Ann Ellis (12/11/08)
Patrick and Melissa Ellis of Hardy announce the birth of a daughter, Maci Leigh Ann Ellis, born Nov. 26, 2008, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. She weighed 7 pounds, 5.6 ounces. Her siblings are Alexis and Jagger Ellis. Her grandparents are Vic and Carlene Ellis and Curtis and Condy Bright...
Macy Cecilia Daggett (12/11/08)
Lindsey and Michelle Daggett of Cherokee Village announce the birth of their daughter, Macy Cecilia Daggett, born Nov. 19, 2008, at St. Bernard's Hospital in Jonesboro. She weighed 9 pounds, 2 ounces and was 20-1/2 inches long. Her siblings are John Thomas, 6, and Aiden, 2...
Romines to celebrate 50th wedding anniversary (12/11/08)
Len and Avis Romine of Glencoe will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary Saturday, Dec. 13. Their children and grandchildren will be hosting a luncheon from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Orange Room at North Arkansas Electric building in Salem. Len and Avis were married Dec. 13, 1958, at Heart, Ark. All friends and relatives are invited. No gifts requested, just the honor of your presence...
Romines to celebrate 50th wedding anniversary (12/11/08)
Len and Avis Romine of Glencoe will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary Saturday, Dec. 13. Their children and grandchildren will be hosting a luncheon from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Orange Room at North Arkansas Electric building in Salem. Len and Avis were married Dec. 13, 1958, at Heart, Ark. All friends and relatives are invited. No gifts requested, just the honor of your presence...
Fulton County Sheriff's Report (12/11/08)
Larry Willingham, 18, of Salem, was cited Dec. 1 for criminal mischief. Willingham was released Dec. 1 and given a court date of Jan. 14. Amanda Brown, 27, of Salem, was arrested Dec. 1 on two warrants for failure to pay fines, for failure to pay registration and for failure to carry insurance. Brown was released on a $915 bond and given a court date of Jan. 14...
Izard County Sheriff's Report (12/11/08)
A twenty eight year old Franklin man was arrested Saturday night on numerous charges to include possession of a controlled substance, possession of an instrument of crime, driving while intoxicated and endangering the welfare of a minor. Sheriff Tate Lawrence said that Steven Darwin Parker, 28, posted bond the following day in the amount of $3,995 and was released from the Izard County Detention Facility...
Sharp County Sheriff's Report (12/11/08)
Christopher Guinnip, 30, of Evening Shade was arrested Nov. 28 on a warrant for violation of Arkansas Hot Check Law. Philip Berg, 27, of Mountain Home was arrested Nov. 28 on a warrant for failure to pay. William Roy Mullins, 19, of Batesville was arrested Nov. 29 for public intoxication...
Fulton County Sheriff's Report (12/11/08)
Larry Willingham, 18, of Salem, was cited Dec. 1 for criminal mischief. Willingham was released Dec. 1 and given a court date of Jan. 14. Amanda Brown, 27, of Salem, was arrested Dec. 1 on two warrants for failure to pay fines, for failure to pay registration and for failure to carry insurance. Brown was released on a $915 bond and given a court date of Jan. 14...
Izard County Sheriff's Report (12/11/08)
A twenty eight year old Franklin man was arrested Saturday night on numerous charges to include possession of a controlled substance, possession of an instrument of crime, driving while intoxicated and endangering the welfare of a minor. Sheriff Tate Lawrence said that Steven Darwin Parker, 28, posted bond the following day in the amount of $3,995 and was released from the Izard County Detention Facility...