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Stories from Thursday, February 12, 2009

Soppin' Wet (02/12/09)
Workers with the city of Thayer spent a portion of the day Feb. 6 trying to repair yet another broken water main on Chestnut Street.Photo by Jan Thompson
Church shelter helps many (02/12/09)
THAYER -- The First Baptist Church Christian Activity Center (CAC) was used as a Disaster Relief Shelter during and after the Jan. 27 ice storm that devastated the Mammoth Spring/Oregon County area. The shelter started with a loaf of bread, a package of lunch meat and some peanut butter...
Storm clean-up continues (02/12/09)
OREGON COUNTY -- Oregon County is one of the 21 counties in southern Missouri that Gov. Jay Nixon asked President Barack Obama to declare a major disaster area in hopes of speeding the recovery effort after the disasterous ice storm that struck the area Jan. 27...
Federal help needed to upgrade system (02/12/09)
THAYER -- Just days after a representative from Sen. Claire McCaskill's office, Christy Farrell, met with the Thayer City Council regarding state or federal help to upgrade the water and sewer system in the city, McCaskill sent out a news release showing her and six other senators were working on some relief for town's such as Thayer...
Taylor addresses school board (02/12/09)
MAMMOTH SPRING -- Mammoth Spring Superintendent of Schools Ron Taylor addressed the school board about a trip to Memphis for basketball players at the school at their Jan. 20 school board meeting. The Bears played the Maynard Tigers at the Fedex Forum Feb. 6. While there, they also had the opportunity to watch a professional basketball game, the Memphis Grizzles vs. the L.A. Clippers...
Man dies in ATV accident (02/12/09)
Jan Thompson Staff Writer ALTON -- A rural Alton man, Junior Williams, 66, died of injuries he sustained in an ATV accident Feb. 1. According to Trooper J.C. Howell with Troop G of the Missouri Highway Patrol, the accident occurred 12 miles east of Alton at approximately 2 p.m...
Public meeting held (02/12/09)
Jan Thompson Staff Writer MAMMOTH SPRING -- A public meeting was held Feb. 2 at Mammoth Spring City Hall before the regular February council meeting. Mayor Jean Pace called the meeting to see if there was any opposition from the residents of the city regarding the restoration of the city water tank...
Caring for trees after an ice storm (02/12/09)
Tree care after the storm. What to do about your trees? After the recent storm damage, clean up and recovery becomes the next step. With every yard filled with tree tops, branches, sticks and limbs one must step back and decide what to do with your damaged trees. Are they worth saving? Can they be saved or repaired?...
Ice storm creates issues for hospital (02/12/09)
The ice storm impacted everyone in northern Arkansas. No one seemed to be spared from the icicles, cold and falling limbs and power lines. Even hospitals, which are considered to be safe havens in emergencies, had their share of trouble during the ice storm. Patients who were hurt or ill and couldn't get to their family physician because of icy roads had a long wait at the hospital...
FEMA meals contained recalled peanut butter (02/12/09)
MISSOURI -- There have been no tainted peanut butter food packets distributed in Missouri as part of the disaster assistance being delivered by federal and state emergency management agencies following the January ice storm. Information from FEMA said commercial meal kits manufactured by Boca Grande Foods and assembled by Red Cloud Food services with peanut butter packets were distributed as part of the recovery efforts in neighboring Arkansas and Kentucky. ...
The News now available online (02/12/09)
"It's finally available and we're excited to be offering this new service to our readers," Erma Harris managing editor of Areawide Media said. "Our new e-edition of The News will allow everyone with Internet service to connect to our Web site and read the entire newspaper online -- and it's available this week."...
Hospital challenged by storm (02/12/09)
Emily McIntosh Staff Writer The ice storm impacted everyone in northern Arkansas. No one seemed to be spared from the icicles, cold and falling limbs and power lines. Even hospitals, which are considered to be safe havens in emergencies, had their share of trouble during the ice storm. Patients who were hurt or ill and couldn't get to their family physician because of icy roads had a long wait at the hospital...
Ice storm affects (02/12/09)
Emily McIntosh Staff Writer The recent ice storm has caused many people to suffer. Rather than sitting around and doing nothing about it, people are trying to clean up their yards and make repairs on their homes as soon as they can in order to get back to a normal lifestyle...
CenturyTel service restored to some (02/12/09)
CenturyTel customers across northern Arkansas continue to experience telephone and Internet interruptions after an ice storm swept through much of the area, recently. Company officials said 15 percent of CenturyTel's remote facilities in the state are running on generators in the absence of commercial power sources and 20 percent of facilities are not operational at this time...
NAEC still working to restore power (02/12/09)
Emily McIntosh Staff Writer Electric utility cooperatives from all across the country have been working diligently for over two weeks trying to get North Arkansas Electric Cooperative members back on the grid. Things seem to be looking up. From the estimated 20,000 members without power last week, NAEC has been able to go down to 7,000 members without power, according to their estimates on Feb. 10...
Attorney General warns of scams during disaster (02/12/09)
Hundreds of thousands of Arkansans remain without power following this week's ice storm, which snapped trees and power lines causing them to hit homes and businesses across the northern part of the state. In the wake of such devastating damage, Attorney General Dustin McDaniel issued this consumer alert to warn consumers about price gouging and rebuilding and recovery scams...
Tristin Fisher-Morrow (02/12/09)
Tristin Scott Fisher-Morrow, 21, of Ash Flat, Ark., died Feb. 4, 2009, at his residence. He was born June 9, 1987, in LaPorte, Ind., the son of David and Michelle Morrow. He moved with his family to Sharp County in 2000. He graduated from the Highland High School in 2008. Tristin attended the  Highland Assembly of God Church...
Defending the Dawg Pound (02/12/09)
You know things are going your way when a desperation fling from half-court magically transforms into a layup at the buzzer. Such was the case for the Salem Greyhounds Feb. 6 when basically everything they did worked, leading to a 50-42 2-2A Conference victory over the Midland Mustangs at the Dawg Pound...
Great American Cleanup in Arkansas launches March 1 (02/12/09)
Each year, thousands of Arkansans improve the appearance of their communities by volunteering in the national Keep America Beautiful® Great American Cleanup in Arkansas. This year's spring cleanup campaign is coordinated and promoted by Keep Arkansas Beautiful, a Keep America Beautiful certified state affiliate and will begin March 1 and run through May 31...
Sharp County Sheriff's Report (02/12/09)
Michael Bradley, 47, of Hardy was arrested Jan. 24 for driving while intoxicated. Steven Barnhart, 40, of Tupelo, Miss., was arrested Jan. 24 for disorderly conduct, two counts, driving while intoxicated, careless driving, obstructing governmental operations and refusal to submit...
Arkansas State Police (02/12/09)
Angelia Elliot was arrested Jan. 31 on an outstanding warrant from Sharp County. Officer Ben Kittrell was the arresting officer. Kevin Buck, of Horseshoe Bend, was arrested Feb. 1 after a disturbance at the shelter in the Diamond B Mall. Officer Ben Kittrell was the arresting officer...
Taking the initiative (02/12/09)
"Storms are a horrible thing," Pastor of Hardy United Methodist Church Brien Nix-Hall said. "But, it is a time that brings out the good and the bad." It seems the residents of Sharp County have pulled together to show they can out-weigh the bad in their area. There have been a number of reports from various people stating their appreciation for those who volunteered their time and efforts during this time of need in the area...
Building codes for a tree house? (02/12/09)
It is understood by most who live inside of any city limits that there are rules and regulations that are to be followed. If a person plans on constructing a new deck, an addition to their home or even a storage shed, it is usually required that they submit plans to their local planning and zoning commission for approval and purchase a building permit. But, who would have ever thought such a procedure was required when it comes to a tree house?...
Consumer alerts issued during storm (02/12/09)
While Sharp County Judge Larry Brown has stated he is proud to see the sense of community the county has shown during the hardship caused by the winter storm, others see it as an opportunity to "get rich quick." There have been several consumer alerts since the recent ice storm that effected the area. It is hard to find a yard that doesn't have debris and trees scattered. While some residents are capable of cleaning their own yards, there are some who are not or who's damage is too severe...
Eagan charged with homicide (02/12/09)
Amanda Powers Staff Writer A Cave City man has been charged with second degree murder after he shot and killed another man during a dispute. According to the report from the Sharp County Sheriff's Office, Christopher Ryan Eagan, 29, said he and others were drinking and having fun when Brittany Ryan accidentally punched him in the nose. The victim, Vernon J.W. Humphries, became angry over this incident and shoved Eagan...
Ice storm creates issues for hospital (02/12/09)
The ice storm impacted everyone in northern Arkansas. No one seemed to be spared from the icicles, cold and falling limbs and power lines. Even hospitals, which are considered to be safe havens in emergencies, had their share of trouble during the ice storm. Patients who were hurt or ill and couldn't get to their family physician because of icy roads had a long wait at the hospital...
Caring for trees after an ice storm (02/12/09)
Steven W. Looney Staff Writer Tree care after the storm. What to do about your trees? After the recent storm damage, clean up and recovery becomes the next step. With every yard filled with tree tops, branches, sticks and limbs one must step back and decide what to do with your damaged trees. Are they worth saving? Can they be saved or repaired?...
Great American Cleanup in Arkansas launches March 1 (02/12/09)
Each year, thousands of Arkansans improve the appearance of their communities by volunteering in the national Keep America Beautiful® Great American Cleanup in Arkansas. This year's spring cleanup campaign is coordinated and promoted by Keep Arkansas Beautiful, a Keep America Beautiful certified state affiliate and will begin March 1 and run through May 31...
Eagles fly past Jays (02/12/09)
The Hartville Eagles pushed past the Koshkonong Bluejays for a 79-52 win Feb. 3, despite a 29-point outburst from Shane Davis. Wayne Cahoj finished with eight points for the Jays, while Evan Ball and Robert Gatewood had five points each. Dillynn Cook tallied four points and Kelby Waggoner scored one point for Koshkonong...
Lady Bobcats slip past tough Ava team (02/12/09)
They had to survive a couple of potential game-winning attempts, along with one inadvertent whistle, but the Thayer Lady Bobcats managed to top the physical Ava Lady Bears 46-44 in South Central Association play Feb. 5. And as it always seems to when these two foes match up, this one came down to the wire...
Lady Indians second in Class 2, perfect at 18-0 (02/12/09)
The Couch Lady Indians, ranked number two in Class 2 hoops in the state of Missouri, overwhelmed the Van Buren Lady Dawgs 58-34 on the road Feb. 6. Couch's 24-point rout of Van Buren ran the Lady Indians' unblemished mark to 18-0 for the season. Earlier in the week, Couch won game number 17 by hammering the Ellington Lady Whippetts 61-29 Feb. 3...
Defense does it for Indians (02/12/09)
The Couch Indians looked right at home in the opening round of the Big Spring Conference Tournament Feb. 4. That much makes sense, with Couch playing host to the annual get-together this year. But more than just at ease with the tourney's location, the Indians' full-court defense also provided a comfort zone in Couch's 61-32 victory over Alton...
Junior Bears still unbeaten (02/12/09)
The Mammoth Spring junior Bears continued their un-spoiled run through the 2008-09 basketball season with a big 48-16 win over Viola Feb. 3 at home. The victory improves Mammoth Spring's mark to 26-0, 9-0 in 1A-2 North play. The junior Bears opened the contest on a 20-0 run and never paused to look back. Mammoth Spring held a 38-7 lead at the half and 48-12 after three periods of play...
Mammoth Spring wins in Memphis (02/12/09)
The Mammoth Spring Bears got a big performance from Trevor Vincent en route to a 68-46 victory over Maynard Feb. 6 at the FedEx Forum in Memphis. Vincent fired in 26 points and grabbed nine rebounds to help Mammoth Spring improve to 19-8 on the season...
Time off no problem for Thayer (02/12/09)
The recent ice storm that swept through the region caused all kinds of havoc and even had an effect on the sports calendar. But after a week-long lay off, including the cancellation of the annual Mountain Grove Tournament, the Thayer Bobcats finally hit the court Feb. 3 for a South Central Association showdown with the Willow Springs Bears...
Lady Horns 1A-2 North champs (02/12/09)
The Viola Lady Longhorns, ranked number five in Class 1A hoops, wrapped up the 1A-2 North Conference championship with a 43-28 victory over the Mammoth Spring Lady Bears Feb. 3 at Mammoth Spring. The win improves Viola's mark to 9-1 in the conference, one game in front of the Calico Rock Lady Pirates, who were upset by Hillcrest the night before...
Melbourne plasters Cotter (02/12/09)
Maggie Caraway was hot from beyond the 3-point stripe Feb. 3, as she busted five triples to help the Melbourne Lady Bearkatz to a 71-41 rout of Cotter in 2-2A play at The Arena at Melbourne. Caraway finished with 15 points for the Lady Katz (22-4, 8-1), ranked fifth in Class 2A hoops...
Lady Pirates second in conference race (02/12/09)
The Calico Rock Lady Pirates dropped their second 1A-2 North game of the year in a 61-57 setback to Hillcrest Feb. 2 at Harold Ray Jeffery Gymnasium. Calico Rock was up 15-9 after the end of the first period, but the Screamin' Lady Eagles rallied to lock the game at 24-all at intermission and 41-all after three...
Viola juniors split with Izard Count (02/12/09)
Viola split a pair of junior high games with Izard County Feb. 2 at the Cougars' Den in Brockwell. The junior Lady Longhorns started the evening with a tight 33-32 victory over the junior Lady Cougars. Leslie Shrable led the junior Lady Horns with 19 points. Michaela Thompson added eight points for Viola...
Mammoth Spring wins in Memphis (02/12/09)
The Mammoth Spring Bears got a big performance from Trevor Vincent en route to a 68-46 victory over Maynard Feb. 6 at the FedEx Forum in Memphis. Vincent fired in 26 points and grabbed nine rebounds to help Mammoth Spring improve to 19-8 on the season...
Junior Bears still unbeaten (02/12/09)
The Mammoth Spring junior Bears continued their un-spoiled run through the 2008-09 basketball season with a big 48-16 win over Viola Feb. 3 at home. The victory improves Mammoth Spring's mark to 26-0, 9-0 in 1A-2 North play. The junior Bears opened the contest on a 20-0 run and never paused to look back. Mammoth Spring held a 38-7 lead at the half and 48-12 after three periods of play...
Top two Class 3A teams at it again (02/12/09)
Round two was every bit as hard-fought as round one between the top two girls' Class 3A teams in the state Feb. 6. And just like the first meeting a few weeks ago, number two knocked off number one in overtime again. This time, it was second-ranked Valley Springs (28-4, 10-1) that slipped past top-ranked Cave City (22-3, 11-1) 41-39 in overtime at Valley Springs, handing the Cavewomen their first loss in 3A-1 East play...
Rebs battle to the wire (02/12/09)
Don't show the fans you can do it, because they'll expect it every time. That's the position the Highland Rebels find themselves in after a tremendous effort against the Blazers on Feb. 7 at Cooper Memorial Gymnasium. Having gone "Oh-For-The-Season" struggling to shoot, struggling to control the ball and struggling to defend, Highland led Valley View, the number one team in the 3-4A, for three-and-a-half quarters before coming up short, 87-78...
Hard ball in the country (02/12/09)
Looking back, playing "country ball" in the early 1950s was a memorable time. It was a piece of Americana that no longer exists. And there were plenty of places in south Missouri and north Arkansas that were alive with action on the baseball diamonds...
Hard ball in the country (02/12/09)
Looking back, playing "country ball" in the early 1950s was a memorable time. It was a piece of Americana that no longer exists. And there were plenty of places in south Missouri and north Arkansas that were alive with action on the baseball diamonds...
Hard ball in the country (02/12/09)
Looking back, playing "country ball" in the early 1950s was a memorable time. It was a piece of Americana that no longer exists. And there were plenty of places in south Missouri and north Arkansas that were alive with action on the baseball diamonds...
Florine Huskey Harris (02/12/09)
Florine Huskey Harris, 87, of Strawberry, Ark., died Feb. 4, 2009, at the White River Medical Center in Batesville, Ark. She was born Jan. 5, 1922, at Saffell, Ark., the daughter of Henry and Dona Richmond Huskey. She was a homemaker and a member of the Mount Harmony Free Will Baptist Church at Saffell...
Lona Cantrel (02/12/09)
Lona Cantrell of Viola, Ark., daughter of the late Charley Dixon and Lee Jackson Dixon, was born June 28, 1910, in Viola, Ark. She died Jan. 28, 2009, at Southfork River Therapy and Living Center in Salem at the age of 98. She was united in marriage to Everett Cantrell on Nov. 15, 1927, at Depew, Okla. She was a cook for many years at various restaurants and at the Boy Scout Camp. She was a member of the Viola Baptist Church...
Junior Lawrence Williams (02/12/09)
Junior Lawrence Williams, 66, was born Sept. 7, 1942, at Alton Mo., the son of Gilbert David Williams and Lena Kiser Williams. He died Feb. 1, 2009, in West  Plains, Mo. He was united in marriage Oct. 12, 1963, at Thayer, Mo., to Wanda Walker...
Ruth Delores (Click) Simpson (02/12/09)
Ruth Delores (Click) Simpson, 83, of Alton, Mo., was born Oct. 6, 1925, in St. Louis, Mo., and died Jan. 27, 2009, at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains, Mo. She was the daughter of George Arthur Click and Nancy Jane Reynolds Click. On Feb. 14, 1942, she was married to Daniel Max Simpson, who preceded her in death Dec. 31, 1978. To this union four children were born: Barbara A. Simpson of Alton, Becky Gibbs of Van Buren, Mo., Betty Blankenship of Alton, and Danny Simpson of Alton...
Vernon J.W. Humphries (02/12/09)
Vernon J.W. Humphries, 23, of Cave City, Ark., died Jan. 31, 2009, at his home. He was born Oct. 22, 1985, at Newport, Ark., to Vernon Howard Humphries and Carol Bradford. Survivors include: his wife, Laci Humphries and son, Hadyn Josiah Humphries both of Batesville; his father and step-mother, Vernon and Van Humphries of Batesville; his mother, Carol Bradford of Batesville; paternal grandmother, Marie Humphries of Memphis; maternal grandparents, Odie and Dwan Bradford of Ethridge, Tenn.; one brother, Adrian M. ...
Julie Lynn Spears (02/12/09)
Julie Lynn Spears of Aurora, Mo., died Jan. 30, 2009, from injures sustained in a motor vehicle accident at the age of 44. She was born on May 25, 1964, in Aurora, the daughter of Donald C. and Lucille M. (Barnett) White. Julie was a 1982 graduate of Marionville High School. She worked as a secretary for AT&T and was of the Assembly of God faith...
Oliver Seat (02/12/09)
Oliver Seat, 79, of Desha, Ark., died Jan. 30, 2009, at the White River Medical Center in Batesville. He was born March 9, 1929, at Blytheville, Ark., and was raised in Nelsonville. He was the son of Samuel David and Amelia Ann Swarner Seat. He was a machinist and worked for many years for Cessna, Boeing, Memorex and Aerojet. He was the owner of Strout Realty in Batesville until his retirement in 1979...
Ralph Taylor (02/12/09)
Ralph Taylor was born the son of Walter Taylor and Ora Kester Taylor on Jan. 20, 1932, in Wirth, Ark., and died Jan. 26, 2009, at his home near Koshkonong, Mo., at the age of 77. He was united in marriage Jan. 30, 1971, in Hardy, Ark., to Shirley Ward...
Helen Underwood (02/12/09)
Helen Underwood was born Sept. 23, 1912, in Jobe, Mo., the daughter of Johnnie Pingleton and Issie Bell Combs Pingleton. She died Jan. 31, 2009, in Thayer, Mo., at the age of 96. She was united in marriage April 2, 1932, at Alton, Mo., to Ralph Underwood Sr., who preceded her in death Oct. 22, 1990...
Jeanne Kern (02/12/09)
Jeanne Kern, 79, of Salem, Ark., daughter of the late James and Maude (Snyder) Hump-hries, was born on March 15, 1929, at Branson, Mo. She died Feb. 4, 2009, at the Southfork River Therapy and Living Center in Salem. Jeanne was united in marriage to Elwin Jay Kern on Aug. 12, 1950, at Springfield, Mo...
Curtis Pingleton (02/12/09)
Curtis Pingleton, died Jan. 27, 2009, at his home in Palisade. He was 75. A private burial with military honors will be held later in the week. Curtis was born in Alton, Mo., Jan. 17, 1934, and eventually made his way to Colorado. He retired in 1992. ...
Lester Gotte (02/12/09)
Lester Gotte was born Sept. 18, 1928, at Iota, La., to Webb and Mabel (LeJune) Gotte. He died Feb. 6, 2009, at Enid, Okla. Lester owned and operated Gotte's Construction Company and a water company in Hardy, Ark., for 43 years. He and his wife Jackie owned and operated the Walleye Motel and the Sportsman's Tavern in Longdale, Okla...
Tristin Fisher-Morrow (02/12/09)
Tristin Scott Fisher-Morrow, 21, of Ash Flat, Ark., died Feb. 4, 2009, at his residence. He was born June 9, 1987, in LaPorte, Ind., the son of David and Michelle Morrow. He moved with his family to Sharp County in 2000. He graduated from the Highland High School in 2008. Tristin attended the  Highland Assembly of God Church...
Faye T. Sherrell (02/12/09)
Faye T. Sherrell, of Oxford, Ark., daughter of the late William Franklin (Willie) Ballard and Georgia Lee Helm Ballard, was born Dec. 3, 1917, in Oxford, Ark. She died Feb. 7, 2009, at Southfork River Therapy and Living Center in Salem, Ark., at the age of 91...
June M. Hellner (02/12/09)
June M. Hellner, 88, of Cherokee Village, Ark., died Feb. 1, 2009, at the Fulton County Hospital in Salem, Ark. She was born Feb. 8, 1920, in Detroit, Mich., the daughter of Robert Meldrum and Helen (Schindler) Meldrum. June moved to Cherokee Village with her husband, James, 23 years ago. She was a volunteer at the local hospital for over 15 years before it closed down. She was a member of the St. Michael's Catholic Church...
Robert Lee Norris (02/12/09)
Robert Lee Norris, 63, of Ash Flat, Ark., died Jan. 30, 2009, at a residence. Robert worked as a welder in the oil fields, and in the Army. He was also an amateur radio operator and wood carver. He was the son of the late Elmer Norris and the late Kathryn (Perry) Norris...
James Willis Bailey Jr. (02/12/09)
James Willis Bailey Jr., 74, of Mammoth Spring, Ark., died Feb. 3, 2009, in Mammoth Spring, Ark. He is the son of the late James Bailey and the late Elizabeth (Calvin) Bailey. James was retired from the Department of Defense. He is survived by: his wife, Elsie Mae (Miller) Bailey; three daughters, Mellisa Grimm and Michelle Cook both of Fort Worth, Texas, Candace DeVault of Denver, Colo.; two sons, Michael Bailey of Douglas, Kan., William Bailey of Bentonville, Ark.; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.. ...
Agnes Juanita Hunt (02/12/09)
Agnes Juanita Hunt, 87, of Glencoe, Ark., daughter of the late Sherman and Cecil (Brown) Gragg, was born on Oct. 10, 1921, at Mulberry, Ark. She died Jan. 30, 2009, at Glencoe. Juanita was united in marriage to Walter Nathen Hunt on Oct. 18, 1941, at Carthage, Mo...
Lois Thelma Whiteside (02/12/09)
Lois Thelma Whiteside was born May 26, 1913, at Thayer, Mo., the daughter of John McClung and Edith Stout McClung. She died Feb. 6, 2009, in West Plains, Mo., at the age of 95. She was united in marriage Jan. 21, 1934, at Koshkonong, Mo., to Bert Whiteside who preceded her in death on Feb. 20, 2000...
Bobby McGuire Sr. (02/12/09)
Bobby Wayne McGuire Sr., 60, of Brookland, Ark., died Feb. 5, 2009, at his residence. He was born April 1, 1948, in Dyess, Ark., the son of Everett McGuire and Clara (Blansett) McGuire. He has spent the last 15 years with his family residing in Brookland. He was of the Pentecost faith and attended the Lighthouse Pentecost Church...
Junior Lawrence Williams (02/12/09)
Junior Lawrence Williams, 66, was born Sept. 7, 1942, at Alton Mo., the son of Gilbert David Williams and Lena Kiser Williams. He died Feb. 1, 2009, in West  Plains, Mo. He was united in marriage Oct. 12, 1963, at Thayer, Mo., to Wanda Walker...
Lona Cantrell (02/12/09)
Lona Cantrell of Viola, Ark., daughter of the late Charley Dixon and Lee Jackson Dixon, was born June 28, 1910, in Viola, Ark. She died Jan. 28, 2009, at Southfork River Therapy and Living Center in Salem at the age of 98. She was united in marriage to Everett Cantrell on Nov. 15, 1927, at Depew, Okla. She was a cook for many years at various restaurants and at the Boy Scout Camp. She was a member of the Viola Baptist Church...
Florine Huskey Harris (02/12/09)
Florine Huskey Harris, 87, of Strawberry, Ark., died Feb. 4, 2009, at the White River Medical Center in Batesville, Ark. She was born Jan. 5, 1922, at Saffell, Ark., the daughter of Henry and Dona Richmond Huskey. She was a homemaker and a member of the Mount Harmony Free Will Baptist Church at Saffell...
Ralph Taylor (02/12/09)
Ralph Taylor was born the son of Walter Taylor and Ora Kester Taylor on Jan. 20, 1932, in Wirth, Ark., and died Jan. 26, 2009, at his home near Koshkonong, Mo., at the age of 77. He was united in marriage Jan. 30, 1971, in Hardy, Ark., to Shirley Ward...
Helen Underwood (02/12/09)
Helen Underwood was born Sept. 23, 1912, in Jobe, Mo., the daughter of Johnnie Pingleton and Issie Bell Combs Pingleton. She died Jan. 31, 2009, in Thayer, Mo., at the age of 96. She was united in marriage April 2, 1932, at Alton, Mo., to Ralph Underwood Sr., who preceded her in death Oct. 22, 1990...
Ruth Delores (Click) Simpson (02/12/09)
Ruth Delores (Click) Simpson, 83, of Alton, Mo., was born Oct. 6, 1925, in St. Louis, Mo., and died Jan. 27, 2009, at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains, Mo. She was the daughter of George Arthur Click and Nancy Jane Reynolds Click. On Feb. 14, 1942, she was married to Daniel Max Simpson, who preceded her in death Dec. 31, 1978. To this union four children were born: Barbara A. Simpson of Alton, Becky Gibbs of Van Buren, Mo., Betty Blankenship of Alton, and Danny Simpson of Alton...
Vernon J.W. Humphries (02/12/09)
Vernon J.W. Humphries, 23, of Cave City, Ark., died Jan. 31, 2009, at his home. He was born Oct. 22, 1985, at Newport, Ark., to Vernon Howard Humphries and Carol Bradford. Survivors include: his wife, Laci Humphries and son, Hadyn Josiah Humphries both of Batesville; his father and step-mother, Vernon and Van Humphries of Batesville; his mother, Carol Bradford of Batesville; paternal grandmother, Marie Humphries of Memphis; maternal grandparents, Odie and Dwan Bradford of Ethridge, Tenn.; one brother, Adrian M. ...
Julie Lynn Spears (02/12/09)
Julie Lynn Spears of Aurora, Mo., died Jan. 30, 2009, from injures sustained in a motor vehicle accident at the age of 44. She was born on May 25, 1964, in Aurora, the daughter of Donald C. and Lucille M. (Barnett) White. Julie was a 1982 graduate of Marionville High School. She worked as a secretary for AT&T and was of the Assembly of God faith...
Oliver Seat (02/12/09)
Oliver Seat, 79, of Desha, Ark., died Jan. 30, 2009, at the White River Medical Center in Batesville. He was born March 9, 1929, at Blytheville, Ark., and was raised in Nelsonville. He was the son of Samuel David and Amelia Ann Swarner Seat. He was a machinist and worked for many years for Cessna, Boeing, Memorex and Aerojet. He was the owner of Strout Realty in Batesville until his retirement in 1979...
Robert John Bias (02/12/09)
Robert John Bias, 51, of Thayer, Mo., was born July 4, 1957, in San Jose, Calif., and died Jan. 28, 2009, at his home. He is survived by: two daughters, Ashley Bias of Pocahontas, Ark., Stephanie Raven Bias of Thayer, Robert John Bias II of Thayer; one sister, Susan Horton and husband Dennis of Thayer; one grandson, Alexander Sean Ahle of Pocahontas; numerous other relatives and friends...
Jeanne Kern (02/12/09)
Jeanne Kern, 79, of Salem, Ark., daughter of the late James and Maude (Snyder) Hump-hries, was born on March 15, 1929, at Branson, Mo. She died Feb. 4, 2009, at the Southfork River Therapy and Living Center in Salem. Jeanne was united in marriage to Elwin Jay Kern on Aug. 12, 1950, at Springfield, Mo...
Curtis Pingleton (02/12/09)
Curtis Pingleton, died Jan. 27, 2009, at his home in Palisade. He was 75. A private burial with military honors will be held later in the week. Curtis was born in Alton, Mo., Jan. 17, 1934, and eventually made his way to Colorado. He retired in 1992. ...
Lester Gotte (02/12/09)
Lester Gotte was born Sept. 18, 1928, at Iota, La., to Webb and Mabel (LeJune) Gotte. He died Feb. 6, 2009, at Enid, Okla. Lester owned and operated Gotte's Construction Company and a water company in Hardy, Ark., for 43 years. He and his wife Jackie owned and operated the Walleye Motel and the Sportsman's Tavern in Longdale, Okla...
Faye T. Sherrell (02/12/09)
Faye T. Sherrell, of Oxford, Ark., daughter of the late William Franklin (Willie) Ballard and Georgia Lee Helm Ballard, was born Dec. 3, 1917, in Oxford, Ark. She died Feb. 7, 2009, at Southfork River Therapy and Living Center in Salem, Ark., at the age of 91...
June M. Hellner (02/12/09)
June M. Hellner, 88, of Cherokee Village, Ark., died Feb. 1, 2009, at the Fulton County Hospital in Salem, Ark. She was born Feb. 8, 1920, in Detroit, Mich., the daughter of Robert Meldrum and Helen (Schindler) Meldrum. June moved to Cherokee Village with her husband, James, 23 years ago. She was a volunteer at the local hospital for over 15 years before it closed down. She was a member of the St. Michael's Catholic Church...
Robert Lee Norris (02/12/09)
Robert Lee Norris, 63, of Ash Flat, Ark., died Jan. 30, 2009, at a residence. Robert worked as a welder in the oil fields, and in the Army. He was also an amateur radio operator and wood carver. He was the son of the late Elmer Norris and the late Kathryn (Perry) Norris...
James Willis Bailey Jr. (02/12/09)
James Willis Bailey Jr., 74, of Mammoth Spring, Ark., died Feb. 3, 2009, in Mammoth Spring, Ark. He is the son of the late James Bailey and the late Elizabeth (Calvin) Bailey. James was retired from the Department of Defense. He is survived by: his wife, Elsie Mae (Miller) Bailey; three daughters, Mellisa Grimm and Michelle Cook both of Fort Worth, Texas, Candace DeVault of Denver, Colo.; two sons, Michael Bailey of Douglas, Kan., William Bailey of Bentonville, Ark.; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.. ...
Lois Thelma Whiteside (02/12/09)
Lois Thelma Whiteside was born May 26, 1913, at Thayer, Mo., the daughter of John McClung and Edith Stout McClung. She died Feb. 6, 2009, in West Plains, Mo., at the age of 95. She was united in marriage Jan. 21, 1934, at Koshkonong, Mo., to Bert Whiteside who preceded her in death on Feb. 20, 2000...
Bobby McGuire Sr. (02/12/09)
Bobby Wayne McGuire Sr., 60, of Brookland, Ark., died Feb. 5, 2009, at his residence. He was born April 1, 1948, in Dyess, Ark., the son of Everett McGuire and Clara (Blansett) McGuire. He has spent the last 15 years with his family residing in Brookland. He was of the Pentecost faith and attended the Lighthouse Pentecost Church...
Agnes Juanita Hunt (02/12/09)
Agnes Juanita Hunt, 87, of Glencoe, Ark., daughter of the late Sherman and Cecil (Brown) Gragg, was born on Oct. 10, 1921, at Mulberry, Ark. She died Jan. 30, 2009, at Glencoe. Juanita was united in marriage to Walter Nathen Hunt on Oct. 18, 1941, at Carthage, Mo...
Vernon J.W. Humphries (02/12/09)
Vernon J.W. Humphries, 23, of Cave City, Ark., died Jan. 31, 2009, at his home. He was born Oct. 22, 1985, at Newport, Ark., to Vernon Howard Humphries and Carol Bradford. Survivors include: his wife, Laci Humphries and son, Hadyn Josiah Humphries both of Batesville; his father and step-mother, Vernon and Van Humphries of Batesville; his mother, Carol Bradford of Batesville; paternal grandmother, Marie Humphries of Memphis; maternal grandparents, Odie and Dwan Bradford of Ethridge, Tenn.; one brother, Adrian M. ...
Florine Huskey Harris (02/12/09)
Florine Huskey Harris, 87, of Strawberry, Ark., died Feb. 4, 2009, at the White River Medical Center in Batesville, Ark. She was born Jan. 5, 1922, at Saffell, Ark., the daughter of Henry and Dona Richmond Huskey. She was a homemaker and a member of the Mount Harmony Free Will Baptist Church at Saffell...
James Willis Bailey Jr. (02/12/09)
James Willis Bailey Jr., 74, of Mammoth Spring, Ark., died Feb. 3, 2009, in Mammoth Spring, Ark. He is the son of the late James Bailey and the late Elizabeth (Calvin) Bailey. James was retired from the Department of Defense. He is survived by: his wife, Elsie Mae (Miller) Bailey; three daughters, Mellisa Grimm and Michelle Cook both of Fort Worth, Texas, Candace DeVault of Denver, Colo.; two sons, Michael Bailey of Douglas, Kan., William Bailey of Bentonville, Ark.; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.. ...
Oliver Seat (02/12/09)
Oliver Seat, 79, of Desha, Ark., died Jan. 30, 2009, at the White River Medical Center in Batesville. He was born March 9, 1929, at Blytheville, Ark., and was raised in Nelsonville. He was the son of Samuel David and Amelia Ann swarner Seat. He was a machinist and worked for many years for Cessna, Boeing, Memorex and Aerojet. He was the owner of Strout Realty in Batesville until his retirement in 1979...
Robert Lee Norris (02/12/09)
Robert Lee Norris, 63, of Ash Flat, Ark., died Jan. 30, 2009, at a residence. Robert worked as a welder in the oil fields, and in the Army. He was also an amateur radio operator and wood carver. He was the son of the late Elmer Norris and the late Kathryn (Perry) Norris...
Lester Gotte (02/12/09)
Lester Gotte was born Sept. 18, 1928, at Iota, La., to Webb and Mabel (LeJune) Gotte. He died Feb. 6, 2009, at Enid, Okla. Lester owned and operated Gotte's Construction Company and a water company in Hardy, Ark., for 43 years. He and his wife Jackie owned and operated the Walleye Motel and the Sportsman's Tavern in Longdale, Okla...
Curtis Pingleton (02/12/09)
Curtis Pingleton, died Jan. 27, 2009, at his home in Palisade. He was 75. A private burial with military honors will be held later in the week. Curtis was born in Alton, Mo., Jan. 17, 1934, and eventually made his way to Colorado. He retired in 1992. ...
Bryon Lee Davis (02/12/09)
Eric and Tamara Davis of West Plains are the parents of a baby boy, Bryon Lee. He was born at 11:24 a.m., Jan. 27, 2009, at Ozarks Medical Center. He weighed 6 pounds, 11 ounces and was 20-1/2 inches long. His sibling is Hosea, 2. Grandparents are David and Terri Ball, West Plains, and Scott and Telena Davis, Koshkonong...
Jasper Wade Melby (02/12/09)
Heath and Erin Melby of Willow Springs are the parents of a baby boy, Jasper Wade. He was born at 10:36 a.m., Jan. 26, 2009, at Ozarks Medical Center. He weighed 7 pounds, 8 ounces and was 19-1/2 inches long. His sibling is Jadeyn, 1. Grandparents are Greg and Gina Barton, Alton, and Ron and Joyce Melby, Willow Springs...
Gavin Connor Holland (02/12/09)
Kenneth Ralph and Holli Michelle Holland of Salem announce the birth of a boy Jan. 26, 2009, at UAMS in Little Rock. The new arrival has been named Gavin Connor Holland and he weighed 3 pounds, 4 ounces and was 5.5 inches long. Grandparents are Ralph and Connie Holland of Salem and Scott Ray and Tami Lynn Holloway of Salem...
Thomas Lee Knighten (02/12/09)
Ashley Robertson and Mark Knighten of Ash Flat, announce the birth of a son born on Feb. 2, 2009, at White River Medical Center. The baby has been named Thomas Lee Knighten. He weighed 7 pounds, 4 ounces and was welcomed by his sibling, Keely Corrin Robertson, age 4...
Bryon Lee Davis (02/12/09)
Eric and Tamara Davis of West Plains are the parents of a baby boy, Bryon Lee. He was born at 11:24 a.m., Jan. 27, 2009, at Ozarks Medical Center. He weighed 6 pounds, 11 ounces and was 20-1/2 inches long. His sibling is Hosea, 2. Grandparents are David and Terri Ball, West Plains, and Scott and Telena Davis, Koshkonong...
Jasper Wade Melby (02/12/09)
Heath and Erin Melby of Willow Springs are the parents of a baby boy, Jasper Wade. He was born at 10:36 a.m., Jan. 26, 2009, at Ozarks Medical Center. He weighed 7 pounds, 8 ounces and was 19-1/2 inches long. His sibling is Jadeyn, 1. Grandparents are Greg and Gina Barton, Alton, and Ron and Joyce Melby, Willow Springs...
Gavin Connor Holland (02/12/09)
Kenneth Ralph and Holli Michelle Holland of Salem announce the birth of a boy Jan. 26, 2009, at UAMS in Little Rock. The new arrival has been named Gavin Connor Holland and he weighed 3 pounds, 4 ounces and was 5.5 inches long. Grandparents are Ralph and Connie Holland of Salem and Scott Ray and Tami Lynn Holloway of Salem...