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Stories from Thursday, December 18, 2008

Much needed donation received (12/18/08)
THAYER -- What a Christmas gift! As everyone in the area knows, Fun and Friends Senior Citizen's Center in Thayer has been struggling, to say the least. The center received a surprise gift last week that could not be more needed or appreciated. "I called Loren Barton at Curt's Cars to see about buying a used van. ...
Santa baby (12/18/08)
Brayden Willard the three-month-old son of Tonya and Brandon Willard visited with Santa during the Bank of Thayer's Christmas Open House Dec. 12. Photo by Jan Thompson
Burglary reported near Rover (12/18/08)
OREGON COUNTY -- Oregon County Chief Deputy Eric King reported Dec. 15 that Rob Adams who lives on county road 342 just off M Highway near Rover called the sheriff's office Dec. 7 very upset. "When he called he said that someone had broke into his house while he and his wife were at church and stole everything out of his safe," King said...
Accidents send four to hospital (12/18/08)
OREGON COUNTY -- A Koshkonong man, Tim King, 37, received serious injuries Dec. 13, when the 2000 Ford Taurus he was driving skidded off the left side of the road, struck an embankment and overturned several times. King was transported by ambulance to Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains...
Pacheco granted change of venue (12/18/08)
ALTON -- A change of venue has been granted in the trial involving the man that has been accused of setting a fire in the Oregon County Jail causing the death of another man. Nicholas Pacheco, 19, is charged with first-degree arson and second degree murder in connection with a fire at the Oregon County Jail at Alton that occurred Sept. 6, 2007. Jesse Johnson, 17, of Mammoth Spring was an inmate in the jail at the time of the fire and died of smoke inhalation...
Engineer consulted about water storage tank (12/18/08)
MAMMOTH SPRING -- Mammoth Spring Mayor Jean Pace opened the Dec. 8 city council meeting by informing the council that John Selig, an engineer with NRS Consulting Engineers has been working with the city on planned maintenance to the city's water storage tank inside and out...
Holiday eating tips offered (12/18/08)
AREA -- Thanksgiving has passed and most of us have already stuffed ourselves with turkey and dressing and pumpkin pie. Now we have Christmas and the new year with many more holiday goodies to enjoy. Brenda Bell with the local University of Missouri Extension Office has some tips for enjoying holiday eating without extending the waistline...
Webcams; keeping troops connected (12/18/08)
Anyone who has ever had a family member in the armed forces knows how important it is to receive a simple phone call or a letter from their loved one who is fighting for their country, especially around Christmas time. But what if their loved ones were able to pass along a smile and, "I love you," from across the world? Now, through a program launched through the American Legion, a free webcam service is available to those who serve in the military, veterans, members of the American Legion and their families and friends.. ...
Persimmon seeds predict snow (12/18/08)
AREA -- This winter in the Ozarks is going to be warmer than average with an above average snow fall. Well, at least according to persimmon seeds. "It's a cherished bit of Ozark folklore that the shape of a tiny seedling inside a persimmon seed predict conditions in the upcoming winter," said Patrick Byers, a horticulture specialist, with the University of Missouri Extension...
Prison ministry brings hope to inmates (12/18/08)
THAYER -- Dennis Hobbs belongs to a prison ministry called Spoke-N-Word Ministry. He and several church members travel to area prisons spreading the word of God. Hobbs lives on Chestnut Street in Thayer. He and his wife moved to Oregon County 16 years ago and bought a farm near Alton. They moved to Thayer six years ago...
Change of command (12/18/08)
Bologna named new fire chief at Camp
School shooter applies for gun permit: claims Evening Shade address (12/18/08)
Before last Wednesday, the true identity of Drew Douglas Grant, 22, who claims an Evening Shade address, was hidden from everyone but a select few. After an application for a concealed handgun permit was submitted by Grant and denied, the Arkansas State Police confirmed that fingerprints prove that Grant and Andrew Golden are the same person...
Teen dies in Hwy. 9 accident (12/18/08)
An Izard County Consolidated student, Kailey Moss, 16, of Oxford, was injured in a car accident Dec. 9 at 8:15 a.m. Kailey, the daughter of Greg and Rhonda Moss died of her injuries Dec. 11 at the Arkansas Children's Hospital in Little Rock. According to the Arkansas State Police report, Kailey was driving a 2000 Pontiac Grand Am south on State Highway 9 when she failed to negotiate a curve and ran off the west side of the highway. ...
FC Quorum Court says no to street name change (12/18/08)
Fulton County Treasurer Larry Humphries' last time to go to the Fulton County Quorum Court meeting as treasurer was Dec. 8. The court wished Humphries farewell with a cake donated by Jackie Gooch of Viola and coffee at the meeting in the courthouse...
Buzz driving is drunk driving (12/18/08)
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...
Persimmon seeds predict snow (12/18/08)
AREA -- This winter in the Ozarks is going to be warmer than average with an above average snow fall. Well, at least according to persimmon seeds. "It's a cherished bit of Ozark folklore that the shape of a tiny seedling inside a persimmon seed predict conditions in the upcoming winter," said Patrick Byers, a horticulture specialist, with the University of Missouri Extension...
Hospice: a helping hand, a caring heart (12/18/08)
What would you do for the holidays if you were told you only had a few months to live or if you felt pain and sickness on Christmas Day with death closing around you? You'd probably want to be around people who are close to you, right? However, there are people who are terminally ill who do not have that luxury around Christmas...
Charges to be filed (12/18/08)
The three men who posted a video on You Tube of themselves destroying a home in Cherokee Village are going to face charges. The Cherokee Village Police Department was made aware of a video on the Internet that looked like it had been filmed in the local area. The video showed three boys vandalizing a house, smashing a toilet, sink, mirrors and windows...
Food bank fundraiser on web (12/18/08)
With the economy in a down-hill slide, many families in the tri-county area are seeking help to keep food on the table. Food banks locally and across the state and the nation are reporting an increase in the number of requests for help with basic food items. The result is a dwindling supply of food on pantry shelves...
School shooter applies for gun permit; claims Evening Shade address (12/18/08)
Before last Wednesday, the true identity of Drew Douglas Grant, 22, who claims an Evening Shade address, was hidden from everyone but a select few. After an application for a concealed handgun permit was submitted by Grant and denied, the Arkansas State Police confirmed that fingerprints prove that Grant and Andrew Golden are the same person...
Webcams; keeping troops connected (12/18/08)
Anyone who has ever had a family member in the armed forces knows how important it is to receive a simple phone call or a letter from their loved one who is fighting for their country, especially around Christmas time. But what if their loved ones were able to pass along a smile and, "I love you," from across the world? Now, through a program launched through the American Legion, a free webcam service is available to those who serve in the military, veterans, members of the American Legion and their families and friends.. ...
Persimmon seeds predict snow (12/18/08)
AREA -- This winter in the Ozarks is going to be warmer than average with an above average snow fall. Well, at least according to persimmon seeds. "It's a cherished bit of Ozark folklore that the shape of a tiny seedling inside a persimmon seed predict conditions in the upcoming winter," said Patrick Byers, a horticulture specialist, with the University of Missouri Extension...
Helping to grant a Christmas wish (12/18/08)
As soon as the holiday season rolls around, so does the Christmas chatter, talk of Santa and presents. Teachers have children write Santa letters telling him what they would like him to bring them for Christmas. Kids are often asked questions like, "What did you ask Santa for?" or "Have you been naughty or nice?" So what is a parent who can't afford Christmas presents supposed to tell their child when they come home from school excited about the letter they wrote to Santa telling him what they wanted him to bring for Christmas?. ...
Koshkonong flys past Comets (12/18/08)
The Koshkonong Bluejays scored the first seven points of their tilt with the Alton Comets Dec. 9 at the Jays' Nest, and when the evening had ended, the home team was the proud owner of a 69-36 victory. The Bluejays led wire-to-wire in the game between the two Oregon County rivals, although Alton fought hard and pulled close to Koshkonong, especially in the first half...
Couch sweeps Neelyville (12/18/08)
The Couch Indians dropped the homestanding Neelyville Tigers 71-64 Dec. 9. Couch held a 53-39 lead after three periods, but Neelyville made things interesting by outscoring the Indians 25-18 in the fourth period. Blake Martin led Couch with a game-high 20 points, while Cody Roberts added 14 and Derrick Martin 11...
Tickets on sale for Mammoth Spring's Memphis debut (12/18/08)
Mammoth Spring's senior boys and girls basketball teams will be playing against Maynard at the FedEx Forum in Memphis on Feb. 6. The girls' game is set to start at 1 p.m. and the boys' game will follow after that. Tickets for the game are $15 each, and this same ticket will get fans into the Memphis Grizzlies vs. Los Angeles Clippers NBA game later that evening at the FedEx Forum...
Junior Bears keep rolling, run record to 17-0 (12/18/08)
It took a big third-period blitz for it to happen, but the Mammoth Spring junior Bears remained perfect on the season, racking up their 17th win in a row, with a 40-26 victory over Southside in the finals of the Melbourne Junior High Invitational Tournament Dec. 13...
Bobcats fill up All-State team (12/18/08)
There's a couple of ways to determine what kind of a football season your team has just completed. The first, and most obvious, is by the number of wins you rack up and just how deep you play into the state playoffs. The second, is by how many players you have recognized on a statewide level...
Host Indians take two of three from Thayer (12/18/08)
It might have been Couch vs. Thayer on the hardwood at the Tribe's stomping ground Dec. 12, but off the court it was Couch and Thayer united for a very worthy cause. Different organizations and individuals from the two schools and communities came together for a chili supper, along with a bake sale auction between the girls' junior varsity and varsity games, all to raise money for the Risner family, who recently suffered a total home loss in a devastating fire. ...
Bears fall to Bearkatz in Lyon Tourney (12/18/08)
The Mammoth Spring Bears kept pace with the Melbourne Bearkatz for most of the first half of their quarterfinal clash in the Lyon College Invitational Tournament Dec. 11 at Becknell Gymnasium in Batesville. But gradually over the course of the second half of the game, the Katz began to pull away and knocked off the Bears 58-39...
Fatigue no factor for Mammoth Spring (12/18/08)
Although they were playing their fourth game in four nights, the Mammoth Spring Bears still had enough gas in the tank to engage in a shootout with the Salem Greyhounds Dec. 12. The Bears managed to survive a big night from Salem's sharp-shooting Shane Smith and a furious late push from the Hounds, to emerge with a hard-fought 82-80 victory...
MVP performance lifts Mountain View (12/18/08)
There's no doubt that Mountain View's Dustin Caston has a deadly outside shooting stroke. After all, the Yellowjackets' senior shooting guard did knock down four big 3-pointers in the finals of the Lyon College High School Invitational Tournament finals against the explosive Melbourne Bearkatz...
Tickets on sale for Mammoth Spring's Memphis debut (12/18/08)
Mammoth Spring's senior boys' and girls' basketball teams will be playing against Maynard at the FedEx Forum in Memphis on Feb. 6. The girls game is set to start at 1 p.m. and the boys game will follow after that. Tickets for the game are $15 each, and this same ticket will get fans into the Memphis Grizzlies vs. Los Angeles Clippers NBA game later that evening at the FedEx Forum...
Horns trip Norfork (12/18/08)
It took an extra period, but the Viola Longhorns became the first team to knock off Norfork in 1A-2 North Conference play with a 44-40 victory Dec. 9 at the Longhorn Corral. The contest was knotted at 40-all after four periods of play, and in the OT stanza, Viola outscored the Panthers 4-0 to earn the win and pin a loss on the first-place squad from Norfork...
'Never say quit' attitude earns Hounds awards (12/18/08)
He could have just been quiet and not said a word, preferring not to take on a brand-new position so late in the football season. But that's not how things are done when you wear the yellow and black for Salem High School. And that's certainly not how you play your way to All-Conference honors, either...
Bears fall to Bearkatz in Lyon Tourney (12/18/08)
The Mammoth Spring Bears kept pace with the Melbourne Bearkatz for most of the first half of their quarterfinal clash in the Lyon College Invitational Tournament Dec. 11 at Becknell Gymnasium in Batesville. But gradually over the course of the second half of the game, the Katz began to pull away and knocked off the Bears 58-39...
Junior Lady Pirates stopped in finals (12/18/08)
The Calico Rock junior Lady Pirates did just what they needed to do against the Mountain View junior Lady Yellowjackets in the finals of the Melbourne Junior High Invitational Tournament Dec. 13 -- they jumped out to a quick lead in the first half against the powerful Stone County squad...
Salem dropped at Lyon College (12/18/08)
The Salem Lady Greyhounds were knocked off 53-43 by the Southside Lady Southerners in the Lyon College Invitational Tournament Dec. 8 in Batesville. Southside led 26-18 at the half and managed to keep enough distance from Salem to finish with the 10-point victory...
Junior Bears keep rolling, run record to 17-0 (12/18/08)
It took a big third-period blitz for it to happen, but the Mammoth Spring junior Bears remained perfect on the season, racking up their 17th win in a row, with a 40-26 victory over Southside in the finals of the Melbourne Junior High Invitational Tournament Dec. 13...
Calico Rock makes it two in a row over Lady Horns (12/18/08)
The Calico Rock Lady Pirates made it two wins in a row this year over the Viola Lady Longhorns with a 41-27 victory in the quarterfinals of the Lyon College Invitational Tournament at Becknell Gymnasium in Batesville Dec. 11. Viola trailed 25-18 after three periods of play and managed to hold Calico Rock to just two field goals in the fourth, both coming late in the stanza. ...
Fatigue no factor for Mammoth Spring (12/18/08)
Although they were playing their fourth game in four nights, the Mammoth Spring Bears still had enough gas in the tank to engage in a shootout with the Salem Greyhounds Dec. 12. The Bears managed to survive a big night from Salem's sharp-shooting Shane Smith and a furious late push from the Hounds, to emerge with a hard-fought 82-80 victory...
Slow start hurts Horns (12/18/08)
The Viola Longhorns got off to a slow start against Heber Springs Dec. 11 in the quarterfinals of the Lyon College Invitational Tournament and just could not make up enough ground to keep the Panthers from advancing to the semis with a 57-39 victory...
Rebels headed in right direction (12/18/08)
Still winless, but improving. That could be the headline for the Highland Rebels for the next few weeks. With two matches in the last week, Rebel Head Coach Chad Arnhart saw his team stay out of the big quarter that has hurt them early on and make enough shots to keep them in the game...
Cavewomen fall in semis (12/18/08)
The Cave City Cavewomen hung tough, but fell to the top-seeded Bald Knob Lady Bulldogs 57-53 in the semifinal round of the Lyon College High School Invitational Tournament Dec. 12 at Becknell Gymnasium in Batesville. The Lady Bulldogs shook off the scare they got from Cave City and topped Southside the following night to earn the tournament championship...
Lady Rebs tangle with pair of physical foes (12/18/08)
Several of this year's Highland Lady Rebels basketball team saw plenty of action on last season's state tournament squad, but many key pieces graduated. So, it's going to take a few games for the 2008 version to come together as a team. Two physical games against the Lady Redskins in Pocahontas and Mountain View in the Lyon College Invitational was a great way for Highland to 'grow up as a basketball team' as Lady Rebel Head Coach Harlan Davis would say...
No-tap on tap at Indian Hills Bowl (12/18/08)
Indian Hills Bowl in Ash Flat will host a 9-pin, no-tap tournament for men and women 18-and-over from Jan. 11 through Feb. 8, 2009. First prize is estimated to be about $1,000 and will be given away at the finals on Feb. 8. This tournament will be a handicapped singles tournament with four divisions based on average...
No-tap on tap at Indian Hills Bowl (12/18/08)
Indian Hills Bowl in Ash Flat will host a 9-pin, no-tap tournament for men and women 18-and-over from Jan. 11 through Feb. 8, 2009. First prize is estimated to be about $1,000 and will be given away at the finals on Feb. 8. This tournament will be a handicapped singles tournament with four divisions based on average...
Chester F. Hawkins (12/18/08)
Chester F. Hawkins, 86, of Vilonia, Ark., died Dec. 9, 2008, in Little Rock, Ark. He was born May 13, 1922, in Phillipsburg, Mo., to the late Thomas and Rosie Hawkins. Chester was a U.S. Marine Corp Veteran of WWII and a former sheriff of Oregon County, Mo...
Joseph McKenzie (12/18/08)
Joseph Richard McKenzie Sr., 73, of Mammoth Spring, Ark., was born Dec. 30, 1934, in St. Louis, Mo., and died Dec. 6, 2008, at his home. He is survived by: his wife, Melvina McKenzie of the home; four sons, Joseph Lee McKenzie Jr. of Ft. Worth, Texas, Dennis Dwayne McKenzie of Thayer, Mo., Lonnie Dale James McKenzie of Cherokee Village, Ark., Ronald Patrick McKenzie of Mammoth Spring; one daughter, Sherrie Lynn Clark of Thayer; 12 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and numerous other relatives and friends.. ...
Robert J. "Bob"Murphy (12/18/08)
Robert J. "Bob" Murphy, 74, of Cherokee Village, Ark., formerly of Ramsey, Ill., died Dec. 9, 2008, at White River Medical Center in Batesville, Ark. He was born Aug. 29, 1934, at Ramsey, son of William Frank- lin "Willie" Murphy and Mabel Gladys (Meyerholz) Murphy...
Jesse Howard Sanders (12/18/08)
Jesse Howard Sanders, of Byron, Ark., son of the late Jake Washington Sanders and Maggie Pruett Sanders were born Feb. 14, 1919, in Dolph, Ark. He died Dec. 12, 2008, at his home in Salem, at the age of 89. He was united in marriage to Theda Bray on Nov. 22, 1941, at Byron. To this union three children were born. He was a farmer and was of the Presbyterian faith...
Charles Porter (12/18/08)
Charles Hailmann Porter, 75, of Mammoth Spring, Ark., died Dec. 11, 2008, at his residence. He was born on July 16, 1933, in Camp, Ark., the son of the late John William Porter and Thelma (Stewart) Porter. He was a member of the Masons. He served in the U.S. Navy and his last promotion was at the rank of E7 Chief Petty Officer. After he served his country for 21 years he drove a truck for Valley Steel Company. He was a Pentecostal by faith...
Dr. Stephen A. Trana (12/18/08)
Dr. Stephen A. Trana, 61, of Monticello, Ark., died Nov. 30, 2008. He was born in Dearborn, Mich., Feb. 8, 1947, the son of Gordon and Alma Trana. He was a professor of music at the University of Arkansas at Monticello, Ark. He is survived by: his wife, Carol Michael Trana; his daughter, Rachel Trana, of Chicago, Ill.; his son Ethan Trana of Los Angeles, Calif.; his brother-in-law, Samuel Michael of Monticello; his parents, Gordon and Alma Trana of Cherokee Village, Ark.; his sister, Karen Starr, and husband Chris of Warrenville, Ill.; his sister-in-law, Shirlee McDaniel and husband, Ron of Houston, Texas; and five nieces and nephews.. ...
Kailey Allyse Moss (12/18/08)
Kailey Allyse Moss, daughter of William Gregory Moss and Rhonda Elaine Owens Moss, was born Aug. 12, 1992, in Salem, Ark. She died Dec. 11, 2008, in Little Rock, Ark., at the age of 16 years. Kailey was a junior at Izard County Consolidated School. She was active in the Izard County High School Livestock Show Team, Key Club, Izard County High School Softball Team and was the manager of the Izard County Senior High Girls Basketball Team. ...
Ivan Eugene Welch (12/18/08)
Ivan Eugene Welch of Salem, Ark., son of the late David Aquilla Welch and Eliza Agnes Godwin Welch, was born March 3, 1919 in Love, Ark. He died Dec. 8, 2008, at Cox South Medical Center in Springfield, Mo., at the age of 89. He was married to Floy Evelyn Thomas in Aug. 1937, at Salem, Ark. To this union three children were born. She preceded him in death and in Feb. 1947, he married Norma Martin, who also preceded him in death...
Franklin D. Carter (12/18/08)
Franklin D. Carter, 75, of Sainte Genevieve, Mo., was born Jan. 21, 1933, in Viola, Ark., the son of John Carter and Macy Batterton Carter. He died Nov. 27, 2008, at St. John's Mercy Medical Center in Creve Couer, Mo. He was married to Janet F. Moss of St. Genevieve, Mo. May 29, 1960...
J.C. Robinson (12/18/08)
J. C. Robinson, 84, of Bentonville, Ark., formerly of Mammoth Spring, Ark., died Dec. 3, 2008, at Regency Hospital in Fayetteville, Ark. He was born Aug. 24, 1924, in Salem, Ark., the son of the late John Charles and Mary Ann Vaughn Robinson. J.C. farmed in the Mammoth Spring area for more than 53 years...
Ethel Margaret Jestila (12/18/08)
Ethel Margaret (Peggy) Utley Snow Jestila was born Oct. 13, 1916, in Bay, Ark., and died Nov. 30, 2008, in Hot Springs, Ark. Her family moved to Hardy, Ark. in 1925. She attended school in the area and married Arthur Collins Snow in Hardy where her only son, Gene Carroll Snow, was born in 1934. She met William Adolph Jestila and married him in June, 1944, in Toledo, Ohio. She attended Fairdale Baptist Church in Hot Springs...
Joseph McKenzie (12/18/08)
Joseph Richard McKenzie Sr., 73, of Mammoth Spring, Ark., was born Dec. 30, 1934, in St. Louis, Mo., and died Dec. 6, 2008, at his home. He is survived by: his wife, Melvina McKenzie of the home; four sons, Joseph Lee McKenzie Jr. of Ft. Worth, Texas, Dennis Dwayne McKenzie of Thayer, Mo., Lonnie Dale James McKenzie of Cherokee Village, Ark., Ronald Patrick McKenzie of Mammoth Spring; one daughter, Sherrie Lynn Clark of Thayer; 12 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and numerous other relatives and friends.. ...
Robert J. "Bob"Murphy (12/18/08)
Robert J. "Bob" Murphy, 74, of Cherokee Village, Ark., formerly of Ramsey, Ill., died Dec. 9, 2008, at White River Medical Center in Batesville, Ark. He was born Aug. 29, 1934, at Ramsey, son of William Frank- lin "Willie" Murphy and Mabel Gladys (Meyerholz) Murphy...
Jesse Howard Sanders (12/18/08)
Jesse Howard Sanders, of Byron, Ark., son of the late Jake Washington Sanders and Maggie Pruett Sanders were born Feb. 14, 1919, in Dolph, Ark. He died Dec. 12, 2008, at his home in Salem, at the age of 89. He was united in marriage to Theda Bray on Nov. 22, 1941, at Byron. To this union three children were born. He was a farmer and was of the Presbyterian faith...
Charles Porter (12/18/08)
Charles Hailmann Porter, 75, of Mammoth Spring, Ark., died Dec. 11, 2008, at his residence. He was born on July 16, 1933, in Camp, Ark., the son of the late John William Porter and Thelma (Stewart) Porter. He was a member of the Masons. He served in the U.S. Navy and his last promotion was at the rank of E7 Chief Petty Officer. After he served his country for 21 years he drove a truck for Valley Steel Company. He was a Pentecostal by faith...
Chester F. Hawkins (12/18/08)
Chester F. Hawkins, 86, of Vilonia, Ark., died Dec. 9, 2008, in Little Rock, Ark. He was born May 13, 1922, in Phillipsburg, Mo., to the late Thomas and Rosie Hawkins. Chester was a U.S. Marine Corp Veteran of WWII and a former sheriff of Oregon County, Mo...
Dr. Stephen A. Trana (12/18/08)
Dr. Stephen A. Trana, 61, of Monticello, Ark., died Nov. 30, 2008. He was born in Dearborn, Mich., Feb. 8, 1947, the son of Gordon and Alma Trana. He was a professor of music at the University of Arkansas at Monticello, Ark. He is survived by: his wife, Carol Michael Trana; his daughter, Rachel Trana, of Chicago, Ill.; his son Ethan Trana of Los Angeles, Calif.; his brother-in-law, Samuel Michael of Monticello; his parents, Gordon and Alma Trana of Cherokee Village, Ark.; his sister, Karen Starr, and husband Chris of Warrenville, Ill.; his sister-in-law, Shirlee McDaniel and husband, Ron of Houston, Texas; and five nieces and nephews.. ...
Kailey Allyse Moss (12/18/08)
Kailey Allyse Moss, daughter of William Gregory Moss and Rhonda Elaine Owens Moss, was born Aug. 12, 1992, in Salem, Ark. She died Dec. 11, 2008, in Little Rock, Ark., at the age of 16 years. Kailey was a junior at Izard County Consolidated School. She was active in the Izard County High School Livestock Show Team, Key Club, Izard County High School Softball Team and was the manager of the Izard County Senior High Girls Basketball Team. ...
Ivan Eugene Welch (12/18/08)
Ivan Eugene Welch of Salem, Ark., son of the late David Aquilla Welch and Eliza Agnes Godwin Welch, was born March 3, 1919 in Love, Ark. He died Dec. 8, 2008, at Cox South Medical Center in Springfield, Mo., at the age of 89. He was married to Floy Evelyn Thomas in Aug. 1937, at Salem, Ark. To this union three children were born. She preceded him in death and in Feb. 1947, he married Norma Martin, who also preceded him in death...
Franklin D. Carter (12/18/08)
Franklin D. Carter, 75, of Sainte Genevieve, Mo., was born Jan. 21, 1933, in Viola, Ark., the son of John Carter and Macy Batterton Carter. He died Nov. 27, 2008, at St. John's Mercy Medical Center in Creve Couer, Mo. He was married to Janet F. Moss of St. Genevieve, Mo. May 29, 1960...
J.C. Robinson (12/18/08)
J. C. Robinson, 84, of Bentonville, Ark., formerly of Mammoth Spring, Ark., died Dec. 3, 2008, at Regency Hospital in Fayetteville, Ark. He was born Aug. 24, 1924, in Salem, Ark., the son of the late John Charles and Mary Ann Vaughn Robinson. J.C. farmed in the Mammoth Spring area for more than 53 years...
Ethel Margaret Jestila (12/18/08)
Ethel Margaret (Peggy) Utley Snow Jestila was born Oct. 13, 1916, in Bay, Ark., and died Nov. 30, 2008, in Hot Springs, Ark. Her family moved to Hardy, Ark. in 1925. She attended school in the area and married Arthur Collins Snow in Hardy where her only son, Gene Carroll Snow, was born in 1934. She met William Adolph Jestila and married him in June, 1944, in Toledo, Ohio. She attended Fairdale Baptist Church in Hot Springs...
Charles Lee Dunn (12/18/08)
Charles Lee Dunn, 73, of Mammoth Spring, Ark., was born July 9, 1935, in Birch Tree, Mo., and died Dec. 7, 2008, at his home. He was united in marriage to Betty K. Baker on May 7, 1955. He is survived by: his wife, Betty K. Baker; two sons, Gary and Brenda Dunn of West Plains, Mo., Randy and Diane Dunn of Mammoth Spring; two grandsons, Charles and Amanda Dunn of Cave City, Ark., Bryan Dunn of Mammoth Spring and Tonya Dunn of West Plains, Mo.; three great-granddaughters; three step-grandsons, Shawn, James and Justin; three step-sisters, Betty Willison, Donna Collins and Edith Forrester; two aunts; sister-in-laws, Carolee and Bartus Allen, Rosalie and David Wilson, Elaine and Mason Moody; brother-in-laws, Truman and Ann Baker, Bill and Sherry Nelson; and numerous other nieces and nephews.. ...
Willodene Brewer (12/18/08)
Willodene Brewer, 92, formerly of Marmaduke and Hardy, died Dec. 13, 2008, in Germantown, Tenn. She was a homemaker and of the Baptist faith. She was the daughter of the late Armedis Nicholas and Rena Dickerson Nicholas. She was preceded in death by: her parents; her husband, E.F. Brewer; and brothers, J.W. and Willis Nicholas...
Joseph Richard McKenzie (12/18/08)
Joseph Richard McKenzie Sr., 73, of Mammoth Spring, Ark., was born Dec. 30, 1934, in St. Louis, Mo., and died Dec. 6, 2008, at his home. He is survived by: his wife, Melvina McKenzie of the home; four sons, Joseph Lee McKenzie Jr. of Ft. Worth, Texas, Dennis Dwayne McKenzie of Thayer, Mo., Lonnie Dale James McKenzie of Cherokee Village, Ark., Ronald Patrick McKenzie of Mammoth Spring; one daughter, Sherrie Lynn Clark of Thayer; 12 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and numerous other relatives and friends.. ...
Dr. Stephen A. Trana (12/18/08)
Dr. Stephen A. Trana, 61, of Monticello, Ark., died Nov. 30, 2008. He was born in Dearborn, Mich., Feb. 8, 1947, the son of Gordon and Alma Trana. Dr. Trana was a professor of music at the University of Arkansas at Monticello, Ark. He is survived by: his wife, Carol Michael Trana; his daughter, Rachel Trana, of Chicago, Ill.; his son Ethan Trana of Los Angeles, Calif.; his brother-in-law, Samuel Michael of Monticello; his parents, Gordon and Alma Trana of Cherokee Village, Ark.; his sister, Karen Starr, and husband Chris of Warrenville, Ill.; his sister-in-law, Shirlee McDaniel and husband, Ron of Houston, Texas; and five nieces and nephews.. ...
Ivan Eugene Welch (12/18/08)
Ivan Eugene Welch of Salem, Ark., son of the late David Aquilla Welch and Eliza Agnes Godwin Welch, was born March 3, 1919 in Love, Ark. He died Dec. 8, 2008, at Cox South Medical Center in Springfield, Mo., at the age of 89. He was united in marriage to Floy Evelyn Thomas in August 1937, at Salem, Ark. To this union three children were born. She preceded him in death and in February 1947, he married Norma Martin, who also preceded him in death...
Ethel Margaret Jestila (12/18/08)
Ethel Margaret (Peggy) Utley Snow Jestila was born Oct. 13, 1916, in Bay, Ark., and died Nov. 30, 2008, in Hot Springs, Ark. Her family moved to Hardy, Ark. in 1925. She attended school in the area and married Arthur Collins Snow in Hardy where her only son, Gene Carroll Snow, was born in 1934. She met William Adolph Jestila and married him in June, 1944, in Toledo, Ohio. She attended Fairdale Baptist Church in Hot Springs...
Robert J. "Bob"Murphy (12/18/08)
Robert J. "Bob" Murphy, 74, of Cherokee Village, Ark., formerly of Ramsey, Ill., died Dec. 9, 2008, at White River Medical Center in Batesville, Ark. He was born Aug. 29, 1934, at Ramsey, Ill., the son of William Franklin "Willie" Murphy and Mabel Gladys (Meyerholz) Murphy...
Charles Porter (12/18/08)
Charles Hailmann Porter, 75, of Mammoth Spring, Ark., died Dec. 11, 2008, at his residence. He was born on July 16, 1933, in Camp, Ark., the son of the late John William Porter and Thelma (Stewart) Porter. He was a member of the Masons. He served in the U.S. Navy and his last promotion was at the rank of E7 Chief Petty Officer. After he served his country for 21 years he drove a truck for Valley Steel Company. He was a Pentecostal by faith...
Michael Gene Ruby (12/18/08)
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...
Haydn Diderich Zimmer (12/18/08)
Mathew and Kristan Zimmer of West Plains are the parents of a baby boy, Haydn Diderich. He was born at 10:39 a.m., Dec. 3, 2008, at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains. He weighed 6 pounds, 5 ounces and was 18-1/4 inches long. His sibling is Azlee, 2...
Teagan Alissa Burrow (12/18/08)
Rex and Rita Burrow from Paris, Ark., announce the birth of their baby girl, Teagan Alissa, born Oct. 15, 2008, at St. Edwards Hospital in Fort Smith, Ark. Teagan weighed 7 pounds, 14 ounces and was 19-3/4 inches long. Teagan's two brothers, Blake and Brennan Worsham welcomed her home...
Jacob Lee Oakley (12/18/08)
Paul and Kathy Bauer of Cherokee Village are the proud great-great-grandparents of a baby boy, Jacob Lee Oakley born Saturday, Nov. 8. He weighed 7 pounds, and was 20 inches long. His parents are Michael and Katie Oakley of Fort Campbell, Ky. Great-grandparents are Jan and Win Crenshaw of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla...
Emilee Grace Duhme (12/18/08)
Garry and Madrianna "May" Duhme of Hardy announce the birth of their daughter, Emilee Grace Duhme, at 1:53 p.m., Oct. 9, 2008, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. She weighed 10 pounds, 5 ounces and was 21-1/2 inches long. She was welcomed home by her 4-year-old sister, Bailee Duhme...
Emilee Grace Duhme (12/18/08)
Garry and Madrianna "May" Duhme of Hardy announce the birth of their daughter, Emilee Grace Duhme, at 1:53 p.m., Oct. 9, 2008, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. She weighed 10 pounds, 5 ounces and was 21-1/2 inches long. She was welcomed home by her 4-year-old sister, Bailee Duhme...
Jacob Lee Oakley (12/18/08)
Paul and Kathy Bauer of Cherokee Village are the proud great-great-grandparents of a baby boy, Jacob Lee Oakley born Saturday, Nov. 8. He weighed 7 pounds, and was 20 inches long. His parents are Michael and Katie Oakley of Fort Campbell, Ky. Great-grandparents are Jan and Win Crenshaw of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla...
Teagan Alissa Burrow (12/18/08)
Rex and Rita Burrow from Paris, Ark., announce the birth of their baby girl, Teagan Alissa, born Oct. 15, 2008, at St. Edwards Hospital in Fort Smith, Ark. Teagan weighed 7 pounds, 14 ounces and was 19-3/4 inches long. Teagan's two brothers, Blake and Brennan Worsham welcomed her home...
Haydn Diderich Zimmer (12/18/08)
Mathew and Kristan Zimmer of West Plains are the parents of a baby boy, Haydn Diderich. He was born at 10:39 a.m., Dec. 3, 2008, at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains. He weighed 6 pounds, 5 ounces and was 18-1/4 inches long. His sibling is Azlee, 2...
Emilee Grace Duhme (12/18/08)
Garry and Madrianna "May" Duhme of Hardy announce the birth of their daughter, Emilee Grace Duhme, at 1:53 p.m., Oct. 9, 2008, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro. She weighed 10 pounds, 5 ounces and was 21-1/2 inches long. She was welcomed home by her 4-year-old sister, Bailee Duhme...
Jacob Lee Oakley (12/18/08)
Reuter -- Dills (12/18/08)
Jillian Marie Reuter of Lockwood, Mo. and Richard Scott Dills Jr. of Thayer, Mo., were united in marriage on Oct. 18, 2008. Their wedding was held at Whitestone Wedding Chapel in Marshfield, Mo. Jillian is the daughter of Harlan and Delores Reuter of Lockwood, Mo. Richard is the son of Joyce and the late Rick Dills of Thayer, Mo...
Reuter -- Dills (12/18/08)
Jillian Marie Reuter of Lockwood, Mo. and Richard Scott Dills Jr. of Thayer, Mo., were united in marriage on Oct. 18, 2008. Their wedding was held at Whitestone Wedding Chapel in Marshfield, Mo. Jillian is the daughter of Harlan and Delores Reuter of Lockwood, Mo. Richard is the son of Joyce and the late Rick Dills of Thayer, Mo...
Dunnes to celebrate 50th wedding anniversary (12/18/08)
Claude and Pat Dunne of Cherokee Village will celebrate their 50th anniversary on Jan. 3, 2009. Renewal of vows will be from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. with a reception in St. Michael's Church Hall from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 3. All family and friends are invited to help the couple celebrate. No gifts please...
Mustions to be honored on 50th anniversary (12/18/08)
The children of Leon and Loretta Mustion invite family and friends to join them as they host a reception in honor of their parents' 50 years of marriage on Dec. 27 at the Thayer Elementary Cafeteria from 4 to 6 p.m. No gifts please. "Your presence will be our gift," they said...
Haskells celebrate 61 years (12/18/08)
Barbara and Fay Haskell, of Salem, celebrated 61 years of marriage Dec. 13. They were married in 1947 in Friendship, N.Y., by Rev. Mark Schnyder at the First Baptist Church. They met each other at a dance after Fay had just came out of the military. They have two grown children...
Haskells celebrate 61 years (12/18/08)
Barbara and Fay Haskell, of Salem, celebrated 61 years of marriage Dec. 13. They were married in 1947 in Friendship, N.Y., by Rev. Mark Schnyder at the First Baptist Church. They met each other at a dance after Fay had just came out of the military. They have two grown children...
Mustions to be honored on 50th anniversary (12/18/08)
The children of Leon and Loretta Mustion invite family and friends to join them as they host a reception in honor of their parents' 50 years of marriage on Dec. 27 at the Thayer Elementary Cafeteria from 4 to 6 p.m. No gifts please. "Your presence will be our gift," they said...
Dunnes to celebrate 50th wedding anniversary (12/18/08)
Claude and Pat Dunne of Cherokee Village will celebrate their 50th anniversary on Jan. 3, 2009. Renewal of vows will be from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. with a reception in St. Michael's Church Hall from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 3. All family and friends are invited to help the couple celebrate. No gifts please...
Dunnes to celebrate 50th wedding anniversary (12/18/08)
Claude and Pat Dunne of Cherokee Village will celebrate their 50th anniversary on Jan. 3, 2009. Renewal of vows will be from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. with a reception in St. Michael's Church Hall from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 3. All family and friends are invited to help the couple celebrate. No gifts please...
Oregon County Sheriff's Report (12/18/08)
Cody E. Davis, 20, of Alton was transported to state prison Dec. 11 on a parole violation. His original charge was burglary.
Thayer Police Report (12/18/08)
Patricia L. Knowles, 54, of Macon, Mo. was given a citation for speeding Dec. 7. Tony Krusen, 35, of Thayer was given a citation Dec. 8 for failure to register a vehicle. Justen Villalpando, 29 of West Plains was arrested Dec. 12 for DWI, failure to provide vehicle insurance and failure to register a vehicle. His bond was set at $774.00...
Fulton County Sheriff's Report (12/18/08)
Roy Wilkey, 41, of Salem, was arrested Dec. 8 for contempt of court. Wilkey was released from the Fulton County Jail Dec. 10. Daniel Neal, 32, of Salem, was arrested Dec. 9 on a body attachment for failure to pay child support. He was released Dec. 10 on a court order...