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Stories from Friday, December 26, 2008

Make a Joyful Noise (12/26/08)
The Thayer Elementary Band was at Thayer Fun and Friends Senior Citizen Center Dec. 19 and played Christmas tunes for all the employees and volunteers. The band was under the direction of Charity Simers. Photo by Jan Thompson
Bond issue on April ballot (12/26/08)
THAYER -- The Thayer City Council voted at a meeting Dec. 16 to place two issues on the April 7 Municipal Election ballot, both dealing with the waste water treatment plant. They will be asking voters' permission to sell $4 million in bonds to build a new waste water treatment plant. The second ballot issue will ask voters in the city to pass a one-cent sales tax to pay off the bonds...
Weather closes schools (12/26/08)
AREA -- Freezing rain began falling around noon Dec. 15 causing roads in the Oregon County/Mammoth Spring area to become slick, with most area schools closing by early afternoon. A mix of ice, sleet and snow began falling again in the early evening and all area schools and some businesses were closed Dec. 16 due to the slick conditions...
OC Extension candidates named (12/26/08)
OREGON COUNTY -- The University Extension Council elections will be Jan. 13-20. The candidates for the Northern District are Joe Crider, Dale Jedlicka, Juanita Jett, Randy Moran, Rodger Shelton and Edgar Wilson. The candidates for the Southern District are Russell Grooms, Bill Martin, Junior Roberts, Missy Underwood, Chad Wickens and Jesse Williams Sr...
Emerson receives Agri service award (12/26/08)
EIGHTH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT -- U.S. Rep. Jo Ann Emerson last week was one of three Missourians to receive the Outstanding Service to Agriculture Award from the Missouri Farm Bureau. "I'm truly honored to get an award like this. I really take the challenges our Missouri farmers face to heart, and I work very hard in Washington to make sure they have the support they need to continue the wonderful work they do," Emerson said...
Safe driving tips to make roads safer (12/26/08)
AREA -- As the pages of the calendar turn and we find ourselves starting a new year, Thayer Assistant Police Chief Michael Bunting has some ideas to make roads safer in 2009. "Bad driving is just a habit people get into. I think as people make their New Year's Resolutions, improving their driving habits should be one of them," Bunting said...
Recession woes (12/26/08)
When times are good, the job is secure, there may be a pay raise on the horizon, or that new vehicle catching your eye on the dealer's lot, the kid's education fund, and your retirement CD is drawing interest, then Blam! The bottom falls out of the economy, gas prices skyrocket, the stock market, (where your retirement fund is invested) takes a major dive, and all of a sudden, the media and government officials are announcing a recession...
Swifts receive award (12/26/08)
ALTON -- T.J. Swift House in Alton has been selected for the December Community Business Spotlight by the South Central Workforce Investment Board (SCWIB). Oregon County Presiding Commissioner Leo Warren and Tana Holder, SCWIB executive director, presented Tracey Swift with the Spotlight certificate Dec. 18...
Helping older family members in hard times (12/26/08)
"I walked six miles to school every morning, sometimes in six-inches of snow," is usually how some old-timers begin to tell a story about themselves. Some of them might be exaggerating a bit, but they were, and still consider themselves to be, tough people here in the hills of Arkansas...
Winter weather closes schools (12/26/08)
A complex storm system moved into the area Dec. 15 and 16, dropping temperatures by more than 50 degrees in some parts of Arkansas and bringing with it a mixture of freezing rain and sleet. Roads became slick during the day on Monday, closing schools and businesses in the area...
Growing a Christmas tradition (12/26/08)
"Oh Christmas tree, oh Christmas tree, of all the trees most lovely." Remember those cold frosty mornings when your hands and face would feel numb, sort of like the mornings we've had recently, but you didn't care because you and your family were out searching for the biggest and best Christmas tree to put in your home? Sometimes, when you and your family found one, cut it down and brought it to the house, your dad probably had to get the chainsaw out again by the time you reached the door because the tree ended up being too big to fit through. ...
Carpenter trial slated (12/26/08)
The pre-trial and jury trial date for a Glencoe man who is charged, along with two others, with the capital murder of a Stone County man is Jan. 9 with the jury trial scheduled for March 10. Steven Carpenter, 26, of Glencoe, is charged with the murder of Kagen Futrell. If a continuance is ordered for Carpenter's case it will be scheduled for April 1-3, according to the Stone County Clerk's Office...
Thieves target area businesses (12/26/08)
Some are blaming recent local thefts on the economic recession. Fulton, Sharp and Izard counties have all had businesses broken into in the past month. Horseshoe Lanes in Horseshoe Bend was broken into Oct. 27 and just over a month later the Snappy Mart in Horseshoe Bend was burglarized. "(The economy) probably has something to do with it," Horseshoe Bend Police Chief Fred Mitchell Jr. said...
Santa visits Early Horizons Child Development Center (12/26/08)
The children at Early Horizons Child Development Center received a treat Dec. 19 when Santa and Mrs. Claus came to visit and hand out presents to all the good little girls and boys. Mr. and Mrs. Claus (Bill and Jeanne Vandivier) came from Cherokee Village. They said they started working with CASA and were introduced to several of the area's daycares. They also said they have been showing up as Mr. and Mrs. Claus to many day care centers for about five years. Photo by Emily McIntosh...
State Police to crack down on drunk drivers (12/26/08)
The Arkansas State Police Highway Safety Office has announced a coordinated law enforcement operation which will commit significant resources toward arresting drunk drivers during the coming holidays. State and local law enforcement agencies across the state have agreed to join together to implement the operation known as, "Drunk Driving. Over the Limit. Under Arrest."...
Elderly affected by recession (12/26/08)
"I walked six miles to school every morning, sometimes in six-inches of snow," is usually how some old-timers begin to tell a story about themselves. Some of them might be exaggerating a bit, but they were, and still consider themselves to be, tough people here in the hills of Arkansas...
Budget concerns citizens (12/26/08)
With the 2009 budget in the works and the economy in recession concerned citizens spoke out at the Cherokee Village City Council meeting Dec. 18. Cherokee Village Mayor Lloyd Hefley read a letter to the council that Cherokee Village Councilman Petr Oberding had sent to him and published in the paper...
Hardy Fire Department receives grant (12/26/08)
Due to weather conditions, Hardy cancelled their regular City Council meeting Dec. 16 but that did not keep Hardy Mayor Nina Thornton from sharing some exciting news the city received. Hardy's Fire Department is a volunteer based fire department with 25 volunteers. It takes a special kind of person to risk their lives but imagine doing it for no pay...
Fire destroys auction barn (12/26/08)
The Hardy Auction Barn located on West Front Street in Hardy has seen the last of its glory days. The building, that according to Fire Chief Ernie Rose, has been standing since he moved to the area in the 1960s was destroyed by fire Dec. 15. According to the report, Rose, who is also the Police Chief of Hardy, was patrolling when he noticed smoke coming from the canopy that was connected to the building. Rose radioed for dispatch to page the fire department and then made his way to the building...
A Christmas Hero (12/26/08)
Most people can say they have met at least one person in their lifetime who touched their hearts in a special way. Rick Sims, a Vietnam Veteran, is definitely one of those people. Some people in Sims' condition might sit around and feel sorry for themselves, but not Sims. In 1972, Sims was a soldier in Vietnam when a bomb exploded burning his retinas...
Teen dies in accident (12/26/08)
A one car accident in Independence County Dec. 21 resulted in the death of a Cherokee Village man. According to the Arkansas State Police report, Sean A. Baldridge, 19, of Cherokee Village was driving a 1997 Chevy Blazer north bound on Highway 167 South of Cave City when he crossed the center line of the highway. The vehicle went over the left shoulder hitting an embankment causing it to overturn. Baldridge was pronounced dead at the scene...
Thieves target area businesses (12/26/08)
Some are blaming recent local thefts on the economic recession. Fulton, Sharp and Izard counties have all had businesses broken into in the past month. Horseshoe Lanes in Horseshoe Bend was broken into Oct. 27 and just over a month later the Snappy Mart in Horseshoe Bend was burglarized. "(The economy) probably has something to do with it," Horseshoe Bend Police Chief Fred Mitchell Jr. said...
Winter weather causes slick roadways (12/26/08)
A complex storm system moved into the area Dec. 15 and 16, dropping temperatures by more than 50 degrees in some parts of Arkansas and bringing with it a mixture of freezing rain and sleet. Roads became slick during the day on Monday, closing schools and businesses in the area...
State Police to crack down on drunk drivers (12/26/08)
The Arkansas State Police Highway Safety Office has announced a coordinated law enforcement operation which will commit significant resources toward arresting drunk drivers during the coming holidays. State and local law enforcement agencies across the state have agreed to join together to implement the operation known as, "Drunk Driving. Over the Limit. Under Arrest."...
Commission addresses permit restructuring (12/26/08)
At its Dec. 19 meeting in Jefferson City, the Missouri Conservation Commission discussed changes to the structure and pricing of hunting, fishing and trapping permits as proposed by the Commission in September. Public input, according to the Commission, has again proven to be an essential component of regulation development. Following the recent public comment period on proposed permit changes, several recommendations included in the original package have been sidelined or modified...
Three times the fun at Bears' Den (12/26/08)
The freezing precipitation that made the roadways in the area slippery early in the week had passed, but had there been any remnants of the icy stuff left on the ground Dec. 19, the red-hot action inside the Bears' Den in Mammoth Spring would have been enough to thaw out every back road on both sides of the Arkansas/Missouri state line...
Puxico team could light it up (12/26/08)
The Thayer Bobcats won a close game over the Couch Indians a couple of weeks ago, by the count of 35-30. This got me to thinking -- are high school basketball teams changing to a more controlled game these days? They may be taking the politicians seriously and promoting change, but that kind of game is really not new...
Cougs top Timbo for first win (12/26/08)
The Izard County Cougars finally hit paydirt and earned their first win of the season with a 57-46 defeat of the Timbo Tigers Dec. 19 at the Cougars' Den in Brockwell. Izard County wasted little time in this one, jumping out to a commanding 29-9 lead early...
Hounds dropped by NEA Tournament veterans (12/26/08)
The Salem Greyhounds' opponent in the opening round of the Northeast Arkansas Invitational Tournament's 1A-2A-3A brackets, the Riverside Rebels, know a little something about what it takes to have success in the annual event at the Convocation Center in Jonesboro...
Three times the fun at Bears' Den (12/26/08)
The freezing precipitation that made the roadways in the area slippery early in the week had passed, but had there been any remnants of the icy stuff left on the ground Dec. 19, the red-hot action inside the Bears' Den in Mammoth Spring would have been enough to thaw out every back road on both sides of the Arkansas/Missouri state line...
Rebels fall to Chickasaws at NEA (12/26/08)
The Highland Rebels got another mini-vacation as the weather postponed their scheduled game against Pocahontas and their rescheduled game versus Newport. However, the roads cleared in time for the start of the Northeast Arkansas Invitational Tournament at the Arkansas State University Convocation Center...
AGFC ponies up $3.5 million to ADEQ (12/26/08)
The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission has agreed to provide $3.5 million to the state Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ), a separate state agency whose duty is to enforce pollution control laws. The director of AGFC said he also was looking at plans to share revenue with two other agencies, the Departments of Parks and Tourism and Heritage...
AGFC ponies up $3.5 million to ADEQ (12/26/08)
The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission has agreed to provide $3.5 million to the state Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ), a separate state agency whose duty is to enforce pollution control laws. The director of AGFC said he also was looking at plans to share revenue with two other agencies, the Departments of Parks and Tourism and Heritage...
Eugene Chronister (12/26/08)
Eugene Jewell Chronister, 97, of Alton, Mo., was born Sept. 15, 1911, in Alton, Mo., and died Dec. 18, 2008. He was united in marriage to Ina Jackson on Oct. 10, 1931. They celebrated 74 years of marriage before she preceded him in death three years ago...
Charles Lee Dunn (12/26/08)
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.. ...
Marjorie Oliver Heard (12/26/08)
Marjorie Oliver Heard, 74, of Cherokee Village, Ark., died, Dec. 11, 2008, at White River Medical Center in Batesville, Ark. Marjorie was born April 4, 1934, in Elton, La., to the late Melina and Wayne Oliver. She worked as a manager of a cancer clinic in Lafayette, La., as a church secretary, a legal secretary and was a house wife from 1975 on...
Tamara McComas (12/26/08)
Tamara Ann "Tammy" McComas, 51, of Saddle, Ark., died Dec. 14, 2008, at the Cox South Medical Center in Springfield, Mo. She was born Nov. 4, 1957, in Leachville, Ark., the daughter of John L. Goodwin and Lena Vea (Taylor) Goodwin. She was united in marriage to Mark D. ...
Pat Bassham (12/26/08)
Pat Bassham, daughter of the late Frank and Hetty (Tragilles), Bassham was born Dec. 24, 1932, in Flint, Mich. She died Dec. 20, 2008, at her home, at the age of 75. Pat was united in marriage to Tilmon Hamilton "Duck" Bassham on Dec. 27, 1958, at Flint, and to this union, five children were born. She spent her working years as an assembly line worker for the General Motors Corporation...
Helen Skelley (12/26/08)
Helen Marie Pauline Skelley was born March 5, 1927, in Cresaptown, Md., daughter of James Shepherd and Pansy Pearl Robison Shepherd and died Dec. 16, 2008, in West  Plains, Mo., at the age of 81. She was united in marriage March 5, 1946, in Cumberland, Md., to Harold Skelley who preceded her in death Nov. 5, 1987...
Willodene Brewer (12/26/08)
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...
Donald Hutchinson (12/26/08)
Donald Earl Hutchinson, 46, of Salem, Ark., son of Beatrice Hammon, was born on July 20, 1962, in Christopher, Ill. He died Dec. 12, 2008, at the Hospice House of the Ozarks in Mountain Home, Ark. He spent his working years as a truck driver. He is survived by: fiance, Etta Jean Hurdle of Salem; five sons, James Hutchinson, Larry Willingham, Gregory Hurdle Jr., Jerry Lee Anderson Jr. ...
George Thadneal York (12/26/08)
George Thadneal York, 80, of Sturkie, Ark., son of the late George York and Belle Taylor York was born Oct. 14, 1928, in Izard County, Ark. He died Dec. 17, 2008, at Fulton County Hospital in Salem, Ark. He was united in marriage to Lele Faye Zeigler on Dec. ...
Donald Crawford (12/26/08)
Donald Leroy Crawford, 71, of Salem, Ark., son of the late Roy Horace and Euna (Kem) Crawford, was born Aug. 6, 1937, in Springfield, Mo. He died Dec. 15, 2008, at the Fulton County Hospital in Salem, Ark. Don was united in marriage to Imogene Stroud on April 27, 1957, at Thayer, Mo. ...
Lula Maurean Bilbrey (12/26/08)
Lula Maurean Bilbrey, 95, of Poughkeepsie, Ark., died Dec. 18, 2008, at the Fulton County Hospital. She was born June 7, 1913, at Powells Chapel, Ark., the daughter of Jasper and Rosa Maud (Kent) Runsick. She was a homemaker and a member of the Poughkeepsie Church of Christ...
George Earl Huff (12/26/08)
George Earl Huff, 86, of Cherokee Village, Ark., died Dec. 16, 2008, at White River Medical Center in Batesville, Ark. He was the son of the late George Huff and the late Vida (Robertson) Huff. Earl retired from the state of Indiana as an entomologist. He served in the Army during WWII. He was a member of the Masons, American Legion and the Lion's Club...
Faye Marie McCradic (12/26/08)
Faye Marie McCradic was born April 30, 1927, in Seymour, Ind., the daughter of the late James Wayne Mitchell and Amanda Richardson Mitchell. She died Dec. 13, 2008, in Batesville, Ark., at the age of 81. She was united in marriage March 23, 1944, at Indianapolis, Ind., to Elmo Lloyd McCradic who preceded her in death Aug. 11, 1995...
Pat Bassham (12/26/08)
Pat Bassham, daughter of the late Frank and Hetty (Tragilles), Bassham was born Dec. 24, 1932, in Flint, Mich. She died Dec. 20, 2008, at her home, at the age of 75. Pat was united in marriage to Tilmon Hamilton "Duck" Bassham on Dec. 27, 1958, at Flint, and to this union, five children were born. She spent her working years as an assembly line worker for the General Motors Corporation...
Helen Skelley (12/26/08)
Helen Marie Pauline Skelley was born March 5, 1927, in Cresaptown, Md., daughter of James Shepherd and Pansy Pearl Robison Shepherd and died Dec. 16, 2008, in West  Plains, Mo., at the age of 81. She was united in marriage March 5, 1946, in Cumberland, Md., to Harold Skelley who preceded her in death Nov. 5, 1987...
Willodene Brewer (12/26/08)
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...
Donald Hutchinson (12/26/08)
Donald Earl Hutchinson, 46, of Salem, Ark., son of Beatrice Hammon, was born on July 20, 1962, in Christopher, Ill. He died Dec. 12, 2008, at the Hospice House of the Ozarks in Mountain Home, Ark. He spent his working years as a truck driver. He is survived by: fiance, Etta Jean Hurdle of Salem; five sons, James Hutchinson, Larry Willingham, Gregory Hurdle Jr., Jerry Lee Anderson Jr. ...
George Thadneal York (12/26/08)
George Thadneal York, 80, of Sturkie, Ark., son of the late George York and Belle Taylor York was born Oct. 14, 1928, in Izard County, Ark. He died Dec. 17, 2008, at Fulton County Hospital in Salem, Ark. He was united in marriage to Lele Faye Zeigler on Dec. ...
Donald Crawford (12/26/08)
Donald Leroy Crawford, 71, of Salem, Ark., son of the late Roy Horace and Euna (Kem) Crawford, was born Aug. 6, 1937, in Springfield, Mo. He died Dec. 15, 2008, at the Fulton County Hospital in Salem, Ark. Don was united in marriage to Imogene Stroud on April 27, 1957, at Thayer, Mo. ...
Tamara McComas (12/26/08)
Tamara Ann "Tammy" McComas, 51, of Saddle, Ark., died Dec. 14, 2008, at the Cox South Medical Center in Springfield, Mo. She was born Nov. 4, 1957, in Leachville, Ark., the daughter of John L. Goodwin and Lena Vea (Taylor) Goodwin. She was united in marriage to Mark D. ...
Charles Lee Dunn (12/26/08)
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.. ...
Eugene Chronister (12/26/08)
Eugene Jewell Chronister, 97, of Alton, Mo., was born Sept. 15, 1911, in Alton, Mo., and died Dec. 18, 2008. He was united in marriage to Ina Jackson on Oct. 10, 1931. They celebrated 74 years of marriage before she preceded him in death three years ago...
Marjorie Oliver Heard (12/26/08)
Marjorie Oliver Heard, 74, of Cherokee Village, Ark., died, Dec. 11, 2008, at White River Medical Center in Batesville, Ark. Marjorie was born April 4, 1934, in Elton, La., to the late Melina and Wayne Oliver. She worked as a manager of a cancer clinic in Lafayette, La., as a church secretary, a legal secretary and was a house wife from 1975 on...
Lula Maurean Bilbrey (12/26/08)
Lula Maurean Bilbrey, 95, of Poughkeepsie, Ark., died Dec. 18, 2008, at the Fulton County Hospital. She was born June 7, 1913, at Powells Chapel, Ark., the daughter of Jasper and Rosa Maud (Kent) Runsick. She was a homemaker and a member of the Poughkeepsie Church of Christ...
George Earl Huff (12/26/08)
George Earl Huff, 86, of Cherokee Village, Ark., died Dec. 16, 2008, at White River Medical Center in Batesville, Ark. He was the son of the late George Huff and the late Vida (Robertson) Huff. Earl retired from the state of Indiana as an entomologist. He served in the Army during WWII. He was a member of the Masons, American Legion and the Lion's Club...
Faye Marie McCradic (12/26/08)
Faye Marie McCradic was born April 30, 1927, in Seymour, Ind., the daughter of the late James Wayne Mitchell and Amanda Richardson Mitchell. She died Dec. 13, 2008, in Batesville, Ark., at the age of 81. She was united in marriage March 23, 1944, at Indianapolis, Ind., to Elmo Lloyd McCradic who preceded her in death Aug. 11, 1995...
Faye Marie McCradic (12/26/08)
Faye Marie McCradic was born April 30, 1927, in Seymour, Ind., the daughter of the late James Wayne Mitchell and Amanda Richardson Mitchell. She died Dec. 13, 2008, in Batesville, Ark., at the age of 81. She was united in marriage March 23, 1944, at Indianapolis, Ind., to Elmo Lloyd McCradic who preceded her in death Aug. 11, 1995...
Tamara McComas (12/26/08)
Tamara Ann "Tammy" McComas, 51, of Saddle, Ark., died Dec. 14, 2008, at the Cox South Medical Center in Springfield, Mo. She was born Nov. 4, 1957, in Leachville, Ark., the daughter of John L. Goodwin and Lena Vea (Taylor) Goodwin. She was united in marriage to Mark D. ...
George Earl Huff (12/26/08)
George Earl Huff, 86, of Cherokee Village, Ark., died Dec. 16, 2008, at White River Medical Center in Batesville, Ark. He was the son of the late George Huff and the late Vida (Robertson) Huff. Earl retired from the state of Iniana as a entomologist. He served in the Army during WWII. He was a member of the Masons, American Legion and the Lion's Club...
Lula Maurean Bilbrey (12/26/08)
Lula Maurean Bilbrey, 95, of Poughkeepsie, Ark., died Dec. 18, 2008, at the Fulton County Hospital. She was born June 7, 1913, at Powells Chapel, Ark., the daughter of Jasper and Rosa Maud (Kent) Runsick. She was a homemaker and a member of the Poughkeepsie Church of Christ...
Marjorie Oliver Heard (12/26/08)
Marjorie Oliver Heard, 74, of Cherokee Village, Ark., died, Dec. 11, 2008, at White River Medical Center in Batesville, Ark. Marjorie was born April 4, 1934, in Elton, La., to the late Melina and Wayne Oliver. She worked as a manager of a cancer clinic in Lafayette, La., and as a church secretary and a legal secretary and was a house wife from 1975 on...
Peyton Lee Pincheon (12/26/08)
Jessica Pincheon of Thayer is the mother of a baby boy, Peyton Lee Pincheon. He was born at 5:28 p.m., Dec. 11, 2008, at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains. He weighed 6 pounds, 7 ounces and was 21 inches long. Grandparents are Ken Pincheon of Thayer; and Denise Jones of Pascagoula, Miss...
Cynthia Rose Frailey (12/26/08)
Jerimy and Angie Frailey of Alton are the parents of a baby girl, Cynthia Rose. She was born at 11:53 p.m., Dec. 9, 2008, at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains. She weighed 5 pounds, 15 ounces and was 18 inches long. Her siblings are Bryan and Julius. Grandparents are Bryce Bishop, Larry Bishop, James Frailey and Deborah Frailey, all of Jacksonville, Fla...
Steve Ralph V (12/26/08)
Col. (Ret.) Steve Ralph IV USMC and Dr. Risa Ramsey Ralph of Cordova, Tenn., announce the birth of their son, Steve Ralph V. He was born Dec. 3, 2008, a the Baptist Hospital for Women in Memphis, Tenn. He weighed 6 pounds, 2 ounces and was 19.75 inches long...
Peyton Lee Pincheon (12/26/08)
Jessica Pincheon of Thayer is the mother of a baby boy, Peyton Lee Pincheon. He was born at 5:28 p.m., Dec. 11, 2008, at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains. He weighed 6 pounds, 7 ounces and was 21 inches long. Grandparents are Ken Pincheon of Thayer; and Denise Jones of Pascagoula, Miss...
Cynthia Rose Frailey (12/26/08)
Jerimy and Angie Frailey of Alton are the parents of a baby girl, Cynthia Rose. She was born at 11:53 p.m., Dec. 9, 2008, at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains. She weighed 5 pounds, 15 ounces and was 18 inches long. Her siblings are Bryan and Julius. Grandparents are Bryce Bishop, Larry Bishop, James Frailey and Deborah Frailey, all of Jacksonville, Fla...
Steve Ralph V (12/26/08)
Col. (Ret.) Steve Ralph IV USMC and Dr. Risa Ramsey Ralph of Cordova, Tenn., announce the birth of their son, Steve Ralph V. He was born Dec. 3, 2008, a the Baptist Hospital for Women in Memphis, Tenn. He weighed 6 pounds, 2 ounces and was 19.75 inches long...
Maguffee -- Thorne (12/26/08)
Patty O'Reilly of Colorado Springs, Colo., and Steve Maguffee of Salem, announce the engagement of their daughter, Meghan Maguffee of Colorado Springs to Craig Thorne, son of Cheryl and Ron Head and Randy and Mary Thorne, of Colorado Springs. A summer wedding in Colorado is planned...
Maguffee -- Thorne (12/26/08)
Patty O'Reilly of Colorado Springs, Colo., and Steve Maguffee of Salem, announce the engagement of their daughter, Meghan Maguffee of Colorado Springs to Craig Thorne, son of Cheryl and Ron Head and Randy and Mary Thorne, of Colorado Springs. A summer wedding in Colorado is planned...
Fulton County Sheriff's Report (12/26/08)
Larry Ray Willingham, 18, of Salem, was arrested Dec. 9 for possession of a controlled substance (hydrocodone). Shaun J. Esposito, 19, of Salem, was arrested Dec. 9 for possession of a controlled substance (hydrocodone). Adam Sharpe, 27, of Hardy, was arrested Dec. 19 for public intoxication. Sharpe was released from the Fulton County Jail on a $220 bond Dec. 19...
Sharp County Sheriff's Report (12/26/08)
Treasa Schakel, 43, of Cherokee Village was arrested Dec. 11 for filing a false report. Arthur Cook, 65, of Cherokee Village was arrested Dec. 11 for domestic battery in the third degree. Raelyn Lorenz, 19, of Horseshoe Bend was arrested Dec. 11 on a warrant for failure to appear for hot checks...
Sharp County District Court (12/26/08)
Griggs, Billy Wayne, possession instruments of crime, guilty; driving on suspended or revoked drivers license, guilty; possession controlled substance, not guilty, nol prossed; failure to appear in court, not guilty, nol prossed; failure to appear in court, nol prossed...
Sharp County Sheriff's Report (12/26/08)
Treasa Schakel, 43, of Cherokee Village was arrested Dec. 11 for filing a false report. Arthur Cook, 65, of Cherokee Village was arrested Dec. 11 for domestic battery in the third degree. Raelyn Lorenz, 19, of Horseshoe Bend was arrested Dec. 11 on a warrant for failure to appear for hot checks...
Fulton County Sheriff's Report (12/26/08)
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...
Accident results in charges (12/26/08)
A one vehicle accident on Highway 62 near Mammoth Spring Dec. 19 resulted in the arrest and multiple pending charges of a Cherokee Village man. According to the Arkansas State Police report, Brian A. Frame, 21, of Cherokee Village was driving a 2001 GMC truck southbound on Highway 63 when he ran off of the road striking a rock embankment. ...
Dear Santa, (12/26/08)
Dear Santa, My staff has been good (kinda) this year. They've all worked hard to meet their deadlines and to complete the impossible stories that keep our readers informed. Please bring a special gift to each of them. For Terry ... Please bring him an extra set of batteries and a bright flashlight in case he has to dig through an F4 tornado again. If you could, please bring him a pair of long pants or knee socks that would help the rest of us to feel warmer...
Dear Santa, (12/26/08)
Dear Santa, My staff has been good (kinda) this year. They've all worked hard to meet their deadlines and to complete the impossible stories that keep our readers informed. Please bring a special gift to each of them. For Terry ... Please bring him an extra set of batteries and a bright flashlight in case he has to dig through an F4 tornado again. If you could, please bring him a pair of long pants or knee socks that would help the rest of us to feel warmer...
Dear Santa, (12/26/08)
Dear Santa, My staff has been good (kinda) this year. They've all worked hard to meet their deadlines and to complete the impossible stories that keep our readers informed. Please bring a special gift to each of them. For Terry ... Please bring him an extra set of batteries and a bright flashlight in case he has to dig through an F4 tornado again. If you could, please bring him a pair of long pants or knee socks that would help the rest of us to feel warmer...