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Stories from Thursday, January 22, 2009

Water, water everywhere (01/22/09)
THAYER -- There was water, there was more water, and then there was more water. Three water mains suppling water to downtown Thayer broke over the weekend. According to Thayer city officials, all three water main breaks occurred on Chestnut Street. One near Chestnut and Third Street, another near the First Baptist Church Christian Activity Center and the third at Sixth and Chestnut Street near the old elementary building...
Thayer Auto Accident (01/22/09)
Photo by Jan Thompson A Thayer man, Joseph R. Sacra, 29, was injured in a one-vehicle accident Jan. 16. According to Trooper A.L. Jones with Troop G of the Missouri Highway Patrol, the accident occurred on County Road 248, five miles east of Thayer. Jones reported the 1994 Ranger truck Sacra was driving ran off the right side of the road and overturned. He was transported by ambulance to Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains. Photo by Jan Thompson...
Missouri welcomes new Governor (01/22/09)
JEFFERSON CITY --Jay Nixon was sworn in as Governor of Missouri Jan. 12, by Chief Justice Laura Stith on the south steps of the Capitol. He was sworn in with his left hand placed on an old black leather Bible that has been passed down through his family since the 1700's...
A distinction in performance (01/22/09)
OREGON COUNTY -- More than 300 schools across Missouri, including two in Oregon County, Thayer and Couch, have qualified for the states "Distinction in Performance" award. According to Thayer Superintendent Rod Priest, the award is presented to schools on the basis of their academic achievements and progress during the last school year...
Areawide Marketplace to debut Jan. 28 (01/22/09)
Heat pump not working? Got a flat tire or a car that just won't start in the frigid cold? Looking for a new hair stylist, a dress shop, doctor, dentist, pharmacist or just a good place to eat? The place most of us start looking when we need this information is in the old-standard -- the telephone book. But, if you're like a large majority of the population, you probably have at least five old phone books laying around the house and once you actually find one it is probably outdated...
Items added to recall list (01/22/09)
Arkansas has joined the growing list of states affected by an ongoing outbreak of Salmonella Typhimurium that began in early September. Four Arkansas residents have tested positive for the same Salmonella strain. The cases are spread across the state with no apparent connection that can be determined...
Ozarka College begins president search (01/22/09)
Ozarka College will be looking for a new president in the spring of 2009. Dr. Dusty R. Johnston informed the Ozarka College Board of Trustees of his decision at the Dec. 18 meeting. Dr. Johnston, who is originally from Texas, will be going back to his home state to become president of Vernon College in Vernon, Texas, March 1...
Health Department Inspections (01/22/09)
One role of the Arkansas Department of Health is to carry out a statewide inspection program for food safety to promote health, and prevent food-borne disease through food code regulations and "Good Retail Practices" in all retail food establishments. ...
Ultrasound clinic opens at Salem (01/22/09)
Every new medical innovation that is located closer to home is for most people a blessing and a comfort. Jan. 21 an ultrasound clinic opened in Salem to offer better care to patients who live in the area so they will not have to travel far to have an ultrasound performed...
Ultrasound clinic open at Salem (01/22/09)
Loyalty Bonus Program (01/22/09)
Photo by Emily McIntosh Southfork River Therapy and Living Center is a highly successful facility and a couple of reasons for its success are longevity and loyalty of its employees. They do very difficult work and it's a meaningful career choice. "We are proud to have implemented the Loyalty Bonus Program and excited to reward employees with large bonus checks that are additional to the excellent benefit package they already enjoy. ...
Ozarka seeks new president (01/22/09)
Ozarka College will be looking for a new president in the spring of 2009. Dr. Dusty R. Johnston informed the Ozarka College Board of Trustees of his decision at the Dec. 18 meeting. Dr. Johnston, who is originally from Texas, will be going back to his home state to become president of Vernon College in Vernon, Texas, March 1...
Areawide Marketplace to debut Jan. 28 (01/22/09)
Heat pump not working? Got a flat tire or a car that just won't start in the frigid cold? Looking for a new hair stylist, a dress shop, doctor, dentist, pharmacist or just a good place to eat? The place most of us start looking when we need this information is in the old-standard -- the telephone book. But, if you're like a large majority of the population, you probably have at least five old phone books laying around the house and once you actually find one it is probably outdated...
New items added (01/22/09)
Arkansas has joined the growing list of states affected by an ongoing outbreak of Salmonella Typhimurium that began in early September. Four Arkansas residents have tested positive for the same Salmonella strain. The cases are spread across the state with no apparent connection that can be determined...
Recycler to accept e-waste (01/22/09)
Tri-County Recycling is feeling the effects of the economy like many businesses. With every little bit helping right now, they have started taking e-waste. E-waste, or electronic waste, can currently be taken to the landfill but a law that goes into effect January 2010 will stop that. All recycling centers are supposed to be set up to take e-waste by June of this year according to Tri-County Recycling Manager Steve Penney...
Improvements to Morgan Nick alert system announced (01/22/09)
The panic a parent goes through when their child is unexpectedly gone from their side and nowhere to be found can only be described as a living nightmare. Questions start flying about in the parent's mind on what to do, with the overarching and desperate question being, "What's happened to my baby?"...
New Treasurer takes seat (01/22/09)
Emily McIntosh Staff Writer Those who avoid crunching numbers because it hurts their brain probably wouldn't enjoy having Donna Hall's job. Hall is Fulton County's newly elected treasurer. Hall said she grew up around the Glencoe area and went to school at Salem. She has been married to Toby Hall for many years and has two grown children and two small grandchildren. She said, along with reading, she likes to take care of her grandchildren on the weekends...
Calico rejects increased patrol cost (01/22/09)
The city of Calico Rock will no longer receive the same amount of patrol service from the Izard County Sheriff's Department as it previously had under a contract that has been in place for about 28 years. According to Izard County Sheriff Tate Lawrence, in past years the city has paid the county about $71,000 for the service the Sheriff's Department provides. "The city advised me they were willing to pay $30,000 (for this year)," Lawrence said...
Junior Bears top unbeaten team for tourney title (01/22/09)
The Mammoth Spring junior Bears accomplished a couple of big things on the afternoon of Jan. 17 in the finals of the Hillcrest Screamin' Eagle Junior High Tournament. Not only did Mammoth Spring run its season record to a perfect 22-0, the junior Bears also gave Cedar Ridge its first loss of the year, as the team from Fulton County won the tourney championship with a 42-38 victory over the junior Timberwolves...
Warren charged with possession (01/22/09)
THAYER -- After being charged last month with felony conspiracy to commit burglary and felony conspiracy to commit stealing, Dustin J. Frillman, 17, of Thayer turned the tables on a local woman and told Thayer Police Chief David Bailey that he was told a Thayer woman, Judith Warren, was suppose to have two pounds of marijuana and pills for sale...
Full steam ahead for natural gas project (01/22/09)
"Let's go ahead with it (the natural gas project)," Sharp County Judge Larry Brown said with excitement. This came after having several questions answered during the natural gas meeting Jan. 12 Crist Engineers Vice President Stewart Noland attended the meeting along with his colleagues who were there to help answer questions. Bob Wright of Crews and Associates was there to answer financial questions and Michael Moyers of Friday, Etheridge and Clark Associates, answered legal questions...
Puppy Love (01/22/09)
Items added to recall list (01/22/09)
Arkansas has joined the growing list of states affected by an ongoing outbreak of Salmonella Typhimurium that began in early September. Four Arkansas residents have tested positive for the same Salmonella strain. The cases are spread across the state with no apparent connection that can be determined...
Metal buildings need 'gingerbread' (01/22/09)
"The highway frontage buildings are starting to look like warehouses," Highland Planning and Zoning's Richard Smith told the Highland City Council at the meeting held Jan. 13. Smith said with the rebuilding, everyone is going with metal buildings and he wants to pass an ordinance preventing the warehouse look. "So, if you're going to put an all metal building up put some gingerbread on it," Alderman David Harris agreed...
Areawide Marketplace to debut Jan. 28 (01/22/09)
Heat pump not working? Got a flat tire or a car that just won't start in the frigid cold? Looking for a new hair stylist, a dress shop, doctor, dentist, pharmacist or just a good place to eat? The place most of us start looking when we need this information is in the old-standard -- the telephone book. But, if you're like a large majority of the population, you probably have at least five old phone books laying around the house and once you actually find one it is probably outdated...
New officers, more training at Cherokee (01/22/09)
While some of us are still dawdling as the new year gets underway, the Cherokee Village Police Department (CVPD) is in action. Police Chief Jason French has welcomed three new officers to the department. Cherokee Village is also hosting auxiliary training which began Jan. 17. Officers from Hardy, Ash Flat, Sharp County, Fulton County and Cherokee Village will attend the classes which are free of charge...
Inmate dies while in custody (01/22/09)
No foul play is expected to be found in the death of a Melbourne man who was being held at the Sharp County Jail. According to a statement released by the Sharp County Sheriff's Office, Gary Lynn Henson, 54, was arrested Jan. 15 for driving while intoxicated (DWI). This was Henson's fifth DWI charge. Sharp County Deputy Gary Mitchell transported Henson to the Sharp County Jail where he was placed in a holding cell...
Bears blitz Norfork (01/22/09)
Blitzing the visiting Norfork Panthers right off the bat, the Mammoth Spring Bears (16-7) improved to 6-2 in 1A-2 North play Jan. 16 at the Bears' Den. The Bears outscored the Panthers 30-4 in the first half and ran away with a 53-32 victory over Norfork...
Lady Cats run over Willow Springs (01/22/09)
The Thayer Lady Bobcats came out of the gates fast and strong Jan. 12, and when the evening ended, had routed the Willow Springs Lady Bears 60-30 in South Central Association action. Thayer's full-court press was almost too much for the Lady Bears from the game's outset...
Alton dumps Doniphan (01/22/09)
It may have taken Jessica Bailey 15 minutes and 58 seconds to find her stroke, but once she found it, she put it to good use. Bailey tossed in a team-high 15 points, 13 in the second half of play, to help the Alton Lady Comets knock off the Doniphan Donettes 54-47 in Alton Jan. 15...
Mammoth Spring knocks off host team (01/22/09)
The first five minutes of the first period, along with the first five-and-a-half of the third period were exceptionally unkind to the Izard County Lady Cougars in the opening round of the annual Izard County Invitational Tournament Jan. 17. Mammoth Spring made sure of that...
Junior Bears top unbeaten team for tourney title (01/22/09)
The Mammoth Spring junior Bears accomplished a couple of big things on the afternoon of Jan. 17 in the finals of the Hillcrest Screamin' Eagle Junior High Tournament. Not only did Mammoth Spring run its season record to a perfect 22-0, the junior Bears also gave Cedar Ridge its first loss of the year, as the team from Fulton County won the tourney championship with a 42-38 victory over the junior Timberwolves...
Bobcats get revenge on Redwings (01/22/09)
It was the kind of game that could have started with the clanging of a bell and a ring announcer shouting "Let's get ready to rumble." It was round number two of Thayer vs. Eminence at Thayer High School Jan. 13 and the Cats were looking for some revenge after the Redwings had beaten them in the finals of the Cabool Holiday Tournament a couple of weeks earlier...
Greyhounds crush Cushman (01/22/09)
Salem holds Bulldogs to four points in first period; runs away with 39-point win
New Arena at Melbourne to host state tournament (01/22/09)
How's the best way to show off a brand-new 1,850 seat gymnasium? If you're Melbourne High School, you host a state basketball tournament. The Arkansas Activities Association (AAA) announced its selection of sites for postseason tournaments in basketball, baseball and softball Jan. 15...
Mammoth Spring knocks off host team (01/22/09)
The first five minutes of the first period, along with the first five-and-a-half of the third period were exceptionally unkind to the Izard County Lady Cougars in the opening round of the annual Izard County Invitational Tournament Jan. 17. Mammoth Spring made sure of that...
Bears blitz Norfork (01/22/09)
Blitzing the visiting Norfork Panthers right off the bat, the Mammoth Spring Bears (16-7) improved to 6-2 in 1A-2 North play Jan. 16 at the Bears' Den. The Bears outscored the Panthers 30-4 in the first half and ran away with a 53-32 victory over Norfork...
Viola smashes Norfork (01/22/09)
The Viola Lady Longhorns kept their hopes for a 1A-2 North Conference title alive with a 47-30 drubbing of Norfork Jan. 13 at Panther Pavilion in Norfork. The first half was tight going, before the Lady Horns stepped on the gas pedal in the third period...
Viola smashes Norfork (01/22/09)
The Viola Lady Longhorns kept their hopes for a 1A-2 North Conference title alive with a 47-30 drubbing of Norfork Jan. 13 at Panther Pavilion in Norfork. The first half was tight going, before the Lady Horns stepped on the gas pedal in the third period...
Katz top T-Wolves (01/22/09)
The Melbourne Bearkatz had little trouble in handling Cedar Ridge its first 2-2A Conference loss of the year, as the Katz topped the Timberwolves 74-46 Jan. 13 in Newark. Melbourne (194, 7-0) jumped in front 16-7 after the first period and didn't slow down...
Junior Lady Horns fall in finals (01/22/09)
The Viola junior Lady Longhorns came up a bit short in the finals of the Hillcrest Screamin' Eagle Junior High Tournament Jan. 17, falling to the host team 34-30. Hillcrest led 11-10 after one, 17-15 at the half and 26-24 heading into the final frame...
Cougars fall to Pokey (01/22/09)
The Izard County Cougars traveled to Pocahontas Jan. 13 and came back home with a 58-34 non-conference loss to the Class 4A Redskins. Pocahontas led by two, 11-9, after one and when the half rolled around, the Redskins were on top 23-15. Gage Wolford paced Izard County with 13 points...
Junior Hounds pass by Rural Special (01/22/09)
Justus Sparks tossed in a game-high 22 points and the Salem junior Greyhounds were money from the free throw line late, as they knocked off Rural Special 44-35 in the first round of the Izard County Invitational Tournament Jan. 17 in Brockwell. The fourth-seeded junior Greyhounds led for most of the afternoon and they went eight-for-10 in the last two minutes of the game to hold off the fifth-seeded junior Rebels...
Salem falls at Midland (01/22/09)
Salem traveled to Pleasant Plains Jan. 13 and came back with a pair of 2-2A Conference losses at the hands of Midland. The Lady Mustangs knocked off Salem 49-47 in a tight game to start the evening. Terra Kinder paced the Lady Greyhounds with 14 points, while Chelsea Maguffee added 13...
Big runs lead to Kell title (01/22/09)
Lady Rebs build big lead; survive late explosion from Southside's Roberts
Cave City climbs to top of the charts (01/22/09)
Cavewomen knock off Valley Springs, move to No. 1 spot in Class 3A
Newport edges past Rebs on charity tosses (01/22/09)
So close. The Highland Rebels had their first best chance to win a game, but when two winless teams are desperate for a victory, the advantage goes to the home team. As a result, Newport picked up its first win of the season on Jan. 16, beating Highland 49-47 on two free throws by Artez Brown with two seconds left on the clock...
Sports Scores & Stats (01/22/09)
Cherokee Village Seniors Bowling League Jan. 2 Women Judy Harvey...............196; 479 Dorothy Haufe...........163; 473 Jeanne Thomas..........200; 458 Diana Campfield........171; 457 Kathy Coursolle........175; 445 Betty Anders..............157; 453...
New Arena at Melbourne to host state tournament (01/22/09)
How's the best way to show off a brand-new 1,850 seat gymnasium? If you're Melbourne High School, you host a state basketball tournament. The Arkansas Activities Association (AAA) announced its selection of sites for postseason tournaments in basketball, baseball and softball Jan. 15...
Thelma Ford (01/22/09)
Thelma Ford, 89, of Alton, Mo., was born April 15, 1919, in Oregon County, Mo., and died Jan. 10, 2009, in West Plains, Mo. She is survived by: numerous nieces; and nephews, including two nephews John and Thelma raised, Merrele Ford and Jimmy Reed; and numerous other relatives and friends...
James Lon Arnold (01/22/09)
James Lon Arnold, son of the late Homer and Audie Arnold, was born Sept. 6, 1947, in Zion, Ark. He died Jan. 14, 2009, in Batesville, Ark., at the age of 61. He was united in marriage to Lisa Dover on July 16, 2005, in Mt. Olive, Ark. Jay worked many years in the grocery business in Horseshoe Bend as a co-owner and managing partner of Foodway's. ...
Jerry William Sherrell (01/22/09)
Jerry William Sherrell, son of Anna Lee Royles Sherrell of Brockwell and the late Cecil Sherrell, was born Dec. 5, 1950. He died Jan. 14, 2009, at the age of 58. He was a 1968 graduate of Oxford High School. He was employed by the state of Arkansas as an instructor and a member of the Oxford Baptist Church...
Eric Emil Schlender (01/22/09)
Charles Thomas Truitt (01/22/09)
Charles Thomas Truitt, 82, of Horseshoe Bend, Ark., son of the late Herbert Julius and Ida Ethel (Goins) Truitt, was born April 12, 1926, in Tuckerman, Ark., and died Jan. 17, 2009, at the Fulton County Hospital in Salem, Ark. He was married to Vela Christine Walker July 3, 1947, at Newport, Ark. He worked as a heating and air conditioning contractor. He was a member of the Ash Flat Church of Christ in Ash Flat, Ark...
Carla Sue Graham (01/22/09)
Carla Sue Cochran Graham, 60, of Willard, Mo., died Jan. 6, 2009, at her daughter's home after a brief battle with colon cancer. She was born in Stuart, Ark. Her family settled in Des Moines, Iowa. She married Clyde Graham in 1978 and they both worked for Healthco Krause Dental in Omaha, Neb. ...
Raymond Hutchison (01/22/09)
Raymond "Peck" Hutchison, 78, of Cave City, Ark., died Jan. 18, 2009, at the White River Medical Center in Batesville. He was born April 26, 1930, at Cave City, Ark., the son of Samuel Lewis and Jewell Mabel Hutchison. He was a farmer and of the Assembly of God faith...
Ethel Stroud McManus (01/22/09)
Ethel Stroud McManus, 88, of Ash Flat, Ark., died Jan. 16, 2009, at the Fulton County Hospital in Salem, Ark. She was born Sept. 30, 1920, in Atlanta, La., the daughter of Walter Stroud and Victoria (Dixon) Stroud. She is survived by: one daughter and son-in-law, Maurine and Hollis Cathey of Ash Flat; one son and daughter-in-law, David and Jimmie Sue McManus of Baytown, Texas; one sister, Lajuana Ferguson of Atlanta, La.; one brother and his wife, Virgil Luther Stroud and wife, Carolyn of Singer, La.; four grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and many other relatives and friends.. ...
Marian Green (01/22/09)
Marian Green, 78, of Smithville, Ark., died Jan. 14, 2009, at her home. She was born Jan. 9, 1931, at Cedar Springs, Mich., the daughter of the late Fredrick Neff and Mamie Isabell (Holiday) Fisk. She was a homemaker and a member of the Strawberry Baptist Church...
Jim Jeffries (01/22/09)
Jim Jeffries of Lake Sherwood, Mo., formerly of Koshkonong, Mo., died Jan. 13, 2009, at the age of 61. He was the son of the late Arthur and Emma Jean Jeffries. He was a United States Marine and served his country during Vietnam War, earning two Purple Hearts. He was a member of the Marine Corps League and the VFW Post 5327...
Charles Otis Sipes (01/22/09)
Charles Otis Sipes, 67, of Salem, Ark., son of the late Theodore and Pauline Geneva (Bagley) Sipes, was born June 3, 1941, in Hot Springs, Ark. He died Jan. 14, 2009, at the Southfork River Therapy and Living Center in Salem. Charles was united in marriage to Wanda Diann Woodward on Nov. 19, 1966, at San Francisco, Calif. He spent his working years as an airline mechanic. He served his country in the United States Air Force during the Vietnam War and he was of the Christian faith...
Virginia Hendricks (01/22/09)
Virginia Daye Hendricks was born Oct. 27, 1930, in Grenada, Miss., the daughter of Henry and Selma Brooks Townsend. She died Dec. 23, 2008, at her home in Thayer, Mo. She was united in marriage to David Hendricks who preceded her in death. She was a retired Licensed Practical Nurse...
Eleanor Pontzius (01/22/09)
Eleanor Pontzius, 88, of Memphis, Tenn., died Jan. 10, 2009. She was born July 26, 1920, in Noble County, Ind., the daughter of the late Alpha Harter and Minnie (Huffman) Harter. She lived in Hardy for 36 years but moved with her daughter to Memphis in 2006. She belonged to the American Legion Auxiliary and was of the Baptist faith...
Robert Lueder (01/22/09)
Robert Lueder, 64, of Cherokee Village, Ark., died Jan. 12, 2009, at his home. He is survived by: his wife, Pam Lueder of the home; sons, Robert Lee Lueder Jr. of Poplar Grove, Ill., Scott Lueder of Streamwood, Ill.; sisters, Kathy Hill of Wheaton, Ill., Laura Johnson of North Carolina, Karen Wakehman of Indian Dooms, Ind.; grandsons, Brandon and Aidan Lueder; granddaughters, Emily, Sarah and Casey Lueder...
Roland Gene Ward (01/22/09)
Roland Gene Ward, 71, of Hardy, Ark., died Jan. 15, 2009, at the Fulton County Hospital in Salem, Ark. He was born Jan. 2, 1938, in Astoria, Ill., the son of the late Marshal Ward and Elnora Hamm. He moved to Arkansas in 1985. He was an artist and a wood carver...
Joseph "Jody" Adams (01/22/09)
Joseph "Jody" Adams, 55, died Jan. 12, 2009, at the Fulton County Hospital in Salem. He was a graduate of Midwest High School in Midwest, Okla., and received a degree in forestry from Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, Okla. Jody was the District 8 forester for the Arkansas Forestry Service in Ash Flat...
Thelma Ford (01/22/09)
Thelma Ford, 89, of Alton, Mo., was born April 15, 1919, in Oregon County, Mo., and died Jan. 10, 2009, in West Plains, Mo. She is survived by: numerous nieces; and nephews, including two nephews John and Thelma raised, Merrele Ford and Jimmy Reed; and numerous other relatives and friends...
James Lon Arnold (01/22/09)
James Lon Arnold, son of the late Homer and Audie Arnold, was born Sept. 6, 1947, in Zion, Ark. He died Jan. 14, 2009, in Batesville, Ark., at the age of 61. He was united in marriage to Lisa Dover on July 16, 2005, in Mt. Olive, Ark. Jay worked many years in the grocery business in Horseshoe Bend as a co-owner and managing partner of Foodway's. ...
Jerry William Sherrell (01/22/09)
Jerry William Sherrell, son of Anna Lee Royles Sherrell of Brockwell and the late Cecil Sherrell, was born Dec. 5, 1950. He died Jan. 14, 2009, at the age of 58. He was a 1968 graduate of Oxford High School. He was employed by the state of Arkansas as an instructor and a member of the Oxford Baptist Church...
Eric Emil Schlender (01/22/09)
Eric Emil Schlender, 42, of Hardy, Ark., died Jan. 14, 2009, at the Fulton County Hospital in Salem, Ark. He was born Sept. 5, 1966, in St. Joseph, Mich., son of Erich Schlender and Brenda Schuck. He had lived in the area for the last eight years. He worked for Century Flooring in Melbourne, Ark...
Charles Thomas Truitt (01/22/09)
Charles Thomas Truitt, 82, of Horseshoe Bend, Ark., son of the late Herbert Julius and Ida Ethel (Goins) Truitt, was born April 12, 1926, in Tuckerman, Ark., and died Jan. 17, 2009, at the Fulton County Hospital in Salem, Ark. He was married to Vela Christine Walker July 3, 1947, at Newport, Ark. He worked as a heating and air conditioning contractor. He was a member of the Ash Flat Church of Christ in Ash Flat, Ark...
Carla Sue Graham (01/22/09)
Carla Sue Cochran Graham, 60, of Willard, Mo., died Jan. 6, 2009, at her daughter's home after a brief battle with colon cancer. She was born in Stuart, Ark. Her family settled in Des Moines, Iowa. She married Clyde Graham in 1978 and they both worked for Healthco Krause Dental in Omaha, Neb. ...
Raymond Hutchison (01/22/09)
Raymond "Peck" Hutchison, 78, of Cave City, Ark., died Jan. 18, 2009, at the White River Medical Center in Batesville. He was born April 26, 1930, at Cave City, Ark., the son of Samuel Lewis and Jewell Mabel Hutchison. He was a farmer and of the Assembly of God faith...
Ethel Stroud McManus (01/22/09)
Ethel Stroud McManus, 88, of Ash Flat, Ark., died Jan. 16, 2009, at the Fulton County Hospital in Salem, Ark. She was born Sept. 30, 1920, in Atlanta, La., the daughter of Walter Stroud and Victoria (Dixon) Stroud. She is survived by: one daughter and son-in-law, Maurine and Hollis Cathey of Ash Flat; one son and daughter-in-law, David and Jimmie Sue McManus of Baytown, Texas; one sister, Lajuana Ferguson of Atlanta, La.; one brother and his wife, Virgil Luther Stroud and wife, Carolyn of Singer, La.; four grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and many other relatives and friends.. ...
Marian Green (01/22/09)
Marian Green, 78, of Smithville, Ark., died Jan. 14, 2009, at her home. She was born Jan. 9, 1931, at Cedar Springs, Mich., the daughter of the late Fredrick Neff and Mamie Isabell (Holiday) Fisk. She was a homemaker and a member of the Strawberry Baptist Church...
Jim Jeffries (01/22/09)
Jim Jeffries of Lake Sherwood, Mo., formerly of Koshkonong, Mo., died Jan. 13, 2009, at the age of 61. He was the son of the late Arthur and Emma Jean Jeffries. He was a United States Marine and served his country during Vietnam War, earning two Purple Hearts. He was a member of the Marine Corps League and the VFW Post 5327...
Charles Otis Sipes (01/22/09)
Charles Otis Sipes, 67, of Salem, Ark., son of the late Theodore and Pauline Geneva (Bagley) Sipes, was born June 3, 1941, in Hot Springs, Ark. He died Jan. 14, 2009, at the Southfork River Therapy and Living Center in Salem. Charles was united in marriage to Wanda Diann Woodward on Nov. 19, 1966, at San Francisco, Calif. He spent his working years as an airline mechanic. He served his country in the United States Air Force during the Vietnam War and he was of the Christian faith...
Virginia Hendricks (01/22/09)
Virginia Daye Hendricks was born Oct. 27, 1930, in Grenada, Miss., the daughter of Henry and Selma Brooks Townsend. She died Dec. 23, 2008, at her home in Thayer, Mo. She was united in marriage to David Hendricks who preceded her in death. She was a retired Licensed Practical Nurse...
Roland Gene Ward (01/22/09)
Roland Gene Ward, 71, of Hardy, Ark., died Jan. 15, 2009, at the Fulton County Hospital in Salem, Ark. He was born Jan. 2, 1938, in Astoria, Ill., the son of the late Marshal Ward and Elnora Hamm. He moved to Arkansas in 1985. He was an artist and a wood carver...
Joseph "Jody" Adams (01/22/09)
Robert Lueder, 64, of Cherokee Village, Ark., died Jan. 12, 2009, at his home. He is survived by: his wife, Pam Lueder of the home; sons, Robert Lee Lueder Jr. of Poplar Grove, Ill., Scott Lueder of Streamwood, Ill.; sisters, Kathy Hill of Wheaton, Ill., Laura Johnson of North Carolina, Karen Wakehman of Indian Dooms, Ind.; grandsons, Brandon and Aidan Lueder; granddaughters, Emily, Sarah and Casey Lueder...
Robert Lueder (01/22/09)
Robert Lueder, 64, of Cherokee Village, Ark., died Jan. 12, 2009, at his home. He is survived by: his wife, Pam Lueder of the home; sons, Robert Lee Lueder Jr. of Poplar Grove, Ill., Scott Lueder of Streamwood, Ill.; sisters, Kathy Hill of Wheaton, Ill., Laura Johnson of North Carolina, Karen Wakehman of Indian Dooms, Ind.; grandsons, Brandon and Aidan Lueder; granddaughters, Emily, Sarah and Casey Lueder...
Eleanor Pontzius (01/22/09)
Eleanor Pontzius, 88, of Memphis, Tenn., died Jan. 10, 2009. She was born July 26, 1920, in Noble County, Ind., the daughter of the late Alpha Harter and Minnie (Huffman) Harter. She lived in Hardy for 36 years but moved with her daughter to Memphis in 2006. She belonged to the American Legion Auxiliary and was of the Baptist faith...
Eleanor Pontzius (01/22/09)
Eleanor Pontzius, 88, of Memphis, Tenn., died Jan. 10, 2009. She was born July 26, 1920, in Noble County, Ind., the daughter of the late Alpha Harter and Minnie (Huffman) Harter. She lived in Hardy for 36 years but moved with her daughter to Memphis in 2006. She belonged to the American Legion Auxiliary and was of the Baptist faith...
Roland Gene Ward (01/22/09)
Roland Gene Ward, 71, of Hardy, Ark., died Jan. 15, 2009, at the Fulton County Hospital in Salem, Ark. He was born Jan. 2, 1938, in Astoria, Ill., the son of the late Marshal Ward and Elnora Hamm. He moved to Arkansas in 1985. He was an artist and a wood carver...
Raymond Hutchison (01/22/09)
Raymond "Peck" Hutchison, 78, of Cave City, Ark., died Jan. 18, 2009, at the White River Medical Center in Batesville. He was born April 26, 1930, at Cave City, Ark., the son of Samuel Lewis and Jewell Mabel Hutchison. He was a farmer and of the Assembly of God faith...
Marian Green (01/22/09)
Marian Green, 78, of Smithville, Ark., died Jan. 14, 2009, at her home. She was born Jan. 9, 1931, at Cedar Springs, Mich., the daughter of the late Fredrick Neff and Mamie Isabell (Holiday) Fisk. She was a homemaker and a member of the Strawberry Baptist Church...
Ethel Stroud McManus (01/22/09)
Ethel Stroud McManus, 88, of Ash Flat, Ark., died Jan. 16, 2009, at the Fulton County Hospital in Salem, Ark. She was born Sept. 30, 1920, in Atlanta, La., the daughter of Walter Stroud and Victoria (Dixon) Stroud. She is survived by: one daughter and son-in-law, Maurine and Hollis Cathey of Ash Flat; one son and daughter-in-law, David and Jimmie Sue McManus of Baytown, Texas; one sister, Lajuana Ferguson of Atlanta, La.; one brother and his wife, Virgil Luther Stroud and wife, Carolyn of Singer, La.; four grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and many other relatives and friends.. ...
Eric Emil Schlender (01/22/09)
Eric Emil Schlender, 42, of Hardy, Ark., died Jan. 14, 2009, at the Fulton County Hospital in Salem, Ark. He was born Sept. 5, 1966, in St. Joseph, Mich., the son of Erich Schlender and Brenda Schuck. He had lived in the area for the last eight years. He worked for Century Flooring in Melbourne, Ark...
Joseph "Jody" Adams (01/22/09)
Joseph "Jody" Adams, 55, died Jan. 12, 2009, at the Fulton County Hospital in Salem. He was a graduate of Midwest High School in Midwest, Okla., and received a degree in forestry from Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, Okla. Jody was the District 8 forester for the Arkansas Forestry Service in Ash Flat...
Carla Sue Cochran Graham (01/22/09)
Carla Sue Cochran Graham, 60, of Willard, Mo., died Jan. 6, 2008, at her daughter's home after a brief battle with colon cancer. Carla was born in Stuart, Ark. Her family settled in Des Moines, Iowa. She married Clyde Graham in 1978 and they both worked for Healthco Krause Dental in Omaha, Neb. ...
Charles Otis Sipes (01/22/09)
Charles Otis Sipes, 67, of Salem, Ark., son of the late Theodore and Pauline Geneva (Bagley) Sipes, was born June 3, 1941, in Hot Springs, Ark. He died Jan. 14, 2009, at the Southfork River Therapy and Living Center in Salem. Charles was united in marriage to Wanda Diann Woodward on Nov. 19, 1966, at San Francisco, Calif. He spent his working years as an airline mechanic. He served his country in the United States Air Force during the Vietnam War and he was of the Christian faith...
Robert Lueder (01/22/09)
Robert Lueder, 64, of Cherokee Village, Ark., died Jan. 12, 2009, at his home. He is survived by: his wife, Pam Lueder of the home; sons, Robert Lee Lueder Jr. of Poplar Grove, Ill., Scott Lueder of Streamwood, Ill.; sisters, Kathy Hill of Wheaton, Ill., Laura Johnson of North Carolina, Karen Wakehman of Indian Dooms, Ind.; grandsons, Brandon and Aidan Lueder; granddaughters, Emily, Sarah and Casey Lueder...
Kayden Ryan Clay Williard (01/22/09)
Kyle and Jessica Willard of West Plains are the parents of a baby boy, Kayden Ryan Clay. He was born at 1:21 p.m., Jan. 5, 2009, at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains. He weighed 7 pounds, 10-1/2 ounces and was 21-1/2 inches long. His sibling is Brooklyn, 2. Grandparents are Tim and Nancy Edgeller, West Plains; Larry and Vicky Rowe, Thomasville; and Eugene and Lisa Willard, Alton...
Evan Richard Pekarek (01/22/09)
Jim Bo Green (01/22/09)
Jim and Kelly Green of Thayer are the parents of a baby boy, Jim Bo. He was born at 9:08 p.m., Jan. 7, 2009, at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains. He weighed 6 pounds, 13 ounces and was 20-3/4 inches long. Grandparents are Grace Rains, Thayer, and Blue Green, Mammoth Spring, Ark...
Gunner Maxwell Lawrence (01/22/09)
Remington Lawrence welcomed home his new brother Gunner Maxwell Lawrence. He was born Dec. 12, 2008, at the White River Medical Center in Batesville and weighed 6 pounds, 4 ounces and was 18-inches long. His parents are Chad and Mashale Lawrence of Melbourne. Grandparents are David and Toni Lawrence of Melbourne and Donald and Patti Sanders of Viola...
Kayden Ryan Clay Williard (01/22/09)
Kyle and Jessica Willard of West Plains are the parents of a baby boy, Kayden Ryan Clay. He was born at 1:21 p.m., Jan. 5, 2009, at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains. He weighed 7 pounds, 10-1/2 ounces and was 21-1/2 inches long. His sibling is Brooklyn, 2. Grandparents are Tim and Nancy Edgeller, West Plains; Larry and Vicky Rowe, Thomasville; and Eugene and Lisa Willard, Alton...
Evan Richard Pekarek (01/22/09)
Jason and Christine Pekarek of West Plains are the parents of a baby boy, Evan Richard. He was born at 9:10 p.m., Jan. 10, 2009, at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains. He weighed 8 pounds, 15 ounces and was 21-1/2 inches long. His siblings are Haylee, 10, and Christopher, 7. Grandparents are Richard and Carolyn, Thayer, and Bob and Nancy Pekarek, West Plains...
Jim Bo Green (01/22/09)
Jim and Kelly Green of Thayer are the parents of a baby boy, Jim Bo. He was born at 9:08 p.m., Jan. 7, 2009, at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains. He weighed 6 pounds, 13 ounces and was 20-3/4 inches long. Grandparents are Grace Rains, Thayer, and Blue Green, Mammoth Spring, Ark...
Gunner Maxwell Lawrence (01/22/09)
Remington Lawrence welcomed home his new brother Gunner Maxwell Lawrence. He was born Dec. 12, 2008, at the White River Medical Center in Batesville and weighed 6 pounds, 4 ounces and was 18-inches long. His parents are Chad and Mashale Lawrence of Melbourne. Grandparents are David and Toni Lawrence of Melbourne and Donald and Patti Sanders of Viola...
Isenhowers to celebrate 80th wedding anniversary (01/22/09)
The First Baptist Church in Louisburg, Kan., and the family of Vern-Verbal Isenhower will host a reception honoring their 80th anniversary Sunday, Jan. 2-5 from 3-6 p.m. They were married in Salem, Ark., Jan. 26, 1929.