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Stories from Thursday, February 26, 2009

Chili Cook-off: Kosh FFA Alumni holds fundraiser (02/26/09)
It was smokin' at the Koshkonong High School Vo-Ag building Feb. 21 when the first annual chili cook-off was held. The Kosh FFA Alumni sponsored the event to help raise funds for the high school FFA chapter. According to FFA Chapter Secretary Thomas Reid, "The funds will help send kids to camp and to pay for some alumni sponsored awards at the end of the year."...
Investigation continues into man's death (02/26/09)
A man was found laying in the road in the early morning hours of Jan. 24 near Shelby Town in Oregon County. Oregon County Chief Deputy Eric King said he received a call from a citizen Jan. 24 at approximately 7:08 a.m. that a man was laying in the road on County Road 268 near Shelby Town...
Firing may be linked to campaign cards (02/26/09)
THAYER -- The Thayer City Council met in closed session Feb. 12 at 2 p.m. at Thayer City Hall. The emergency meeting was called to discuss a personnel matter. All aldermen and the mayor were present at the meeting. A motion was made by Mayor Pro-Tem Steve Alford to terminate the employment of city employee Richard Hoots...
Use caution when removing storm debris (02/26/09)
OREGON COUNTY -- Nearly a month after the severe ice storm hit southern Missouri and northern Arkansas, local residents are still dealing with debris removal. FEMA Public Information Officer Mike Wade was in Oregon County last week talking about debris removal...
Marge Shipp is candidate for mayor (02/26/09)
Marge Shipp has announced her candidacy for Mayor of Thayer, subject to the April 7 election. "I am announcing my candidacy for mayor of Thayer where I was raised and have been privileged to work and serve. I'm the daughter of the late Waymond Caldwell and Nora Crawford Caldwell. ...
Red Cross to conduct training events (02/26/09)
OREGON COUNTY -- The recent ice storm has made everyone in the area aware of the need to be prepared when diasters strike the county. The American Red Cross is sponsoring shelter operations training events at the St. Paul United Methodist Chuch in Thayer Feb. 27 and 28 at 6 p.m. and at Alton on Feb. 28 at 9 a.m. at the United Methodist Church's Community Worship Center...
Mammoth Spring Quiz Bowl (02/26/09)
The Mammoth Spring Quiz Bowl Team competed in the Feb 14 1-A Northeast Junior High Regional Tournament at Walnut Ridge and brought home a third place win which allows the team to compete at state. Quiz Bowl sponsor Adam Hensley said eight teams competed in the contest. ...
Federal disaster aid available for cleanup (02/26/09)
Jan Thompson Staff Writer MISSOURI -- The head of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced last week that federal disaster aid has been made available for the state of Missouri to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the area struck by the severe ice storm of Jan. 27...
School board elections April 7 (02/26/09)
OREGON COUNTY -- School board elections in Oregon County will be held April 7, the same day as the General Municipal Election. The Alton School District had no one file for positions except the incumbents and the Couch School District has the same situation...
Doris "Jackie" Russell (02/26/09)
Doris Jacquelyn "Jackie" Russell, 71, of Hardy, Ark., died Feb. 18, 2009, at her home. She was born July 27, 1937, at Highland, Ark., the daughter of Lester and Bernice Jesse Talley. She was a retired cook from Highland High School. She was a member of the Saddle Church of Christ...
Health Department Inspections (02/26/09)
The following are the results of inspections conducted through the end of January by the Arkansas Department of Health. The Ash Flat office conducts inspections in Sharp, Fulton and Izard counties. Cimarron Restaurant: 63 Hwy. 62/412, Ash Flat. Date of inspection, Jan. ...
Disaster Relief boxes help out with losses (02/26/09)
The recent ice storm may have taken a lot out of many people, but it also took a lot out of people's refrigerators. As the power was out for several days, people worried about the safety of their frozen food. For those who couldn't give the food away, they threw out what was spoiled, which was quite a bit. The Salem Church of Christ, however, has been handing out disaster relief boxes stuffed with items to prepare families for another natural disaster...
F4 Tornado sends quilt (02/26/09)
After over a year of searching for the owner of a quilt that was found in Highland after the tornado, Lenice Hansen was honored to give it back to its rightful owner. Mark Hoosier, manager of Highland Alco, said he was walking behind the store the morning after the Feb. ...
Stark sentenced to 20 years (02/26/09)
Farrel A. Stark, 44, of Hardy, pled guilty to second degree murder Feb. 17. Stark was charged with killing Theresa M. Kosik, 42, also of Hardy, on Sept. 2 when he was arrested after Hardy Police Chief Ernie Rose and Fulton County Deputy Jeremy Rose found Kosik's body in her residence...
CV Mayor gives State of the City address (02/26/09)
Cherokee Village Mayor Lloyd Hefley gave the State of the City address during the Feb. 19 city council meeting. Hefley highlighted several things that happened in the city in 2008. "We hired a new police chief and patrol sergeant, purchased a pug mill for the road department, purchased two police vehicles and we had a tornado, floods and winds all of which we received money from FEMA for," he said...
Beware of possible scam operating in area (02/26/09)
Cherokee Village Planning and Zoning employee Liz Keel and Building Inspector Charles DeLoach feel there is reason to warn the citizens of Cherokee Village and the surrounding areas. According to DeLoach, they have had some recent activity reported that is less than honest. ...
Sharp County Sheriff's Report (02/26/09)
Tracy M. Burkhardt, 28, of Williford was arrested Feb. 13 on a warrant for probation revocation. Phillip Potts, 57, of Cave City was arrested Feb. 13 on a warrant for failure to pay. Kristain Daniels, 24, of Ash Flat was arrested Feb. 13 for a probation revocation and two counts of endangering the welfare of a minor...
Rescued dog rescues new owner (02/26/09)
No power, no water, no phone, these are the conditions Lynda Welter, a Cherokee Village woman faced when her home caught fire during the ice storm. Welter, like many, lost her power and water during the day Jan. 28. Unable to get out and purchase supplies, Welter used the resources she had on hand. She said she lit candles and filled her wood stove to keep warm...
Cleanup project underway at Ash Flat (02/26/09)
The city has taken pictures and documented the damage, so they can move forward and begin cleanup of debris from the storm, according to Danny Grant of the Ash Flat Street Department. Grant told the council, at the meeting held Feb. 17, that he thought the help of one extra person could be used during the cleanup. FEMA will cover the salary of any temporary help used during this process...
Disaster Relief boxes help out with losses (02/26/09)
The recent ice storm may have taken a lot out of many people, but it also took a lot out of people's refrigerators. As the power was out for several days, people worried about the safety of their frozen food. For those who couldn't give the food away, they threw out what was spoiled, which was quite a bit. The Salem Church of Christ, however, has been handing out disaster relief boxes stuffed with items to prepare families for another natural disaster...
Stark pleads guilty: Sentenced to 20 years in DOC (02/26/09)
Emily McIntosh Staff Writer Farrel A. Stark, 44, of Hardy, pled guilty to second degree murder Feb. 17. Stark was charged with killing Theresa M. Kosik, 42, also of Hardy, on Sept. 2 when he was arrested after Hardy Police Chief Ernie Rose and Fulton County Deputy Jeremy Rose found Kosik's body in her residence...
Fire departments discuss fire district (02/26/09)
Emily McIntosh Staff Writer Representatives from at least 12 fire stations from several counties met Feb. 15 in the Fulton County Courthouse to clear up any confusion regarding rural volunteer firefighter training and to discuss forming a North Central Arkansas Fire District...
Food boxes help many with losses (02/26/09)
The recent ice storm may have taken a lot out of many people, but it also took a lot out of people's refrigerators. As the power was out for several days, people worried about the safety of their frozen food. For those who couldn't give the food away, they threw out what was spoiled, which was quite a bit. The Salem Church of Christ, however, has been handing out disaster relief boxes stuffed with items to prepare families for another natural disaster...
Burn ban still on for city of Salem (02/26/09)
Piled high in debris and don't know what to do? Rather than set yourself and possibly your neighbor's lawn on fire by trying to burn it away, it is much safer and less of a hassel if one waits for the cleanup crews to come by. Though the burn ban is lifted for Fulton County, Salem Fire Chief Heath Everett said the burn ban is still on for the city. ...
Monitoring inmates (02/26/09)
The Izard County Sheriff's Department recently upgraded their camera security systems by installing 14 additional cameras and monitors. The monitors are in the central dispatch area of the facility. The new cameras are in each of the cell blocks, intake area and other key locations throughout the jail...
Tangled bald eagle rescued (02/26/09)
An adult bald eagle, helpless and dangling upside down in a tall tree, was rescued by two Arkansas Game and Fish Commission staff members last week and is apparently on the road to recovery. A crew with the Arkansas Department of Highways and Transportation came across the bird hanging from a limb in a tall tree in southwestern Clay County and notified Cpl. Mike Ryan, a wildlife officer, and John Day, a wildlife technician...
Health Department Inspections (02/26/09)
The following are the results of inspections conducted through the end of January by the Arkansas Department of Health. The Ash Flat office conducts inspections in Sharp, Fulton and Izard counties. Cimarron Restaurant: 63 Hwy. 62/412, Ash Flat. Date of inspection, Jan. ...
Flying quilt finds its way back home (02/26/09)
After over a year of searching for the owner of a quilt that was found in Highland after the tornado, Lenice Hansen was honored to give it back to its rightful owner. Mark Hoosier, manager of Highland Alco, said he was walking behind the store the morning after the Feb. ...
Stevens reaches 2,000, Lady Cats roll to SCA title (02/26/09)
In a basketball game which had history written all over it, the Thayer Lady Bobcats achieved more than just a scoring milestone for one of its most outstanding players -- the team also clinched the South Central Association Conference title for the second straight year...
Jays too much for Lutie (02/26/09)
Koshkonong kept the Lutie Indians winless on the season with a 74-35 Bluejays' victory Feb. 17. The Jays were only on top 27-25 at the half, but Koshkonong went on a big 26-8 run in the third and finished things off by outscoring Lutie 21-2 in the fourth to cruise to the win...
Bears break away for championship (02/26/09)
The Mammoth Spring Bears turned a close game at the half into an eventual blowout in the championship game of the 1A-2 North District Tournament Feb. 21 at the Cougars' Den in Brockwell. Up by just three points at intermission, the second-seeded Bears hit fifth-seeded Hillcrest with a big 8-2 run early in the third and then used that momentum to cruise to a 65-49 victory over the Screamin' Eagles...
Cats win showdown with Liberty (02/26/09)
As should be expected, the battle for supremacy between the top two teams in South Central Association play went down to the wire Feb. 17 at the Eagles' Nest on the campus of Mountain View/Birch Tree High School. And when the smoke cleared, it was the Thayer Bobcats that were left standing with a tough 65-64 overtime win over the Liberty Eagles...
A week that's hard to match (02/26/09)
Both the Thayer Bobcats and Lady Bobcats seem ready for post-season play as the regular season winds down. At the current time, both the girls and boys teams have identical 19-3 records and are both ranked ninth in Class 2, which is rather unusual. Oh, both teams also won South Central Association titles with undefeated 7-0 records, which is even more unusual...
Couch cruises to Big Spring crown (02/26/09)
A buzz saw would probably have done less damage to the Eminence Lady Redwings than the destruction that the Couch Lady Indians did to the young squad Feb. 20. With the Big Spring Conference title riding on the outcome, the Lady Indians jumped all over Eminence early and cruised to a convincing 69-47 road victory In Shannon County...
Bobcats conference champs with spotless record (02/26/09)
The Thayer Bobcats traveled to The Pit at Cabool High School on Feb. 20 to take on the always-challenging Cabool Bears. But with an undefeated record in the South Central Association on the line, the Cats were more than up for the challenge and pushed past the home team 57-47...
Cavemen stopped in Flippin (02/26/09)
The Cave City Cavemen's season came to a close one step short of the regional tournament with a loss in the quarter-final round of the 3A-1 East District Tournament at Bobcat Country in Flippin. The sixth-seeded squad from Cave City (4-19) fell to the third-seeded Valley Springs Tigers 37-29...
Lady Rebs win 18th straight; district title (02/26/09)
Having already punched a ticket to the regional tournament, the conference-winning Highland Lady Rebels used last week to prepare for the state tournament grind, and along the way, they won a district title. Highland started the week with a challenging home game against the Couch Lady Indians, who are led by Highland graduate Cecil Meyer. It was a back-and-forth game that saw the Lady Rebs have the last real possession and come away with a 36-34 win on Feb. 16...
Round three goes to Valley Springs (02/26/09)
As it turns out, there's a dash of the un-expected in the expected. The expected part -- it was no surprise that the Cave City Cavewomen and the Valley Springs Lady Tigers met in the finals of the 3A-1 East District Tournament Feb. 21 at Bobcat Country in Flippin. In addition, it was no shock the game was an intense defensive battle...
Rebs fall to Pokey (02/26/09)
The Highland Rebels finished their season on the first day of the district tournament with a 64-38 loss to Pocahontas on Feb. 16. Rebel junior Josh Honey finished up the 2008-2009 season with a 19-point effort against the Redskins in the district tournament...
Lady Horns win 14th in a row; district title (02/26/09)
To say that the Viola Lady Longhorns have been on one major roll since Christmas would be a huge understatement. Since suffering a 41-27 setback to the Calico Rock Lady Pirates in the Lyon College Tournament Dec. 11, the Lady Horns have ripped off an amazing 13-game winning streak, a run of games that included a 45-44 victory over the aforementioned Lady Pirates in January...
Cotter has no chance against Katz attack (02/26/09)
Meeting for the third time on the season, the Cotter Warriors knew full well what to expect as they took to the floor at Sharum Gymnasium in Walnut Ridge for their contest with the Melbourne Bearkatz in the championship game of the 2-2A District Tournament Feb. 21...
Bears break away for championship (02/26/09)
The Mammoth Spring Bears turned a close game at the half into an eventual blowout in the championship game of the 1A-2 North District Tournament Feb. 21 at the Cougars' Den in Brockwell. Up by just three points at intermission, the second-seeded Bears hit fifth-seeded Hillcrest with a big 8-2 run early in the third and then used that momentum to cruise to a 65-49 victory over the Screamin' Eagles...
Lady Cougars dropped by Hillcrest in district opener (02/26/09)
The Hillcrest Screamin' Lady Eagles used a big third-period push to break open a close game and slide past the Izard County Lady Cougars 67-51 in the 1A-2 North District Tournament Feb. 17 at the Cougars' Den in Brockwell. The game was locked at 13-all after one and 25-all at the halftime break...
Cooper back, Lady Bearkatz win title in OT (02/26/09)
Do you think the Melbourne Lady Bearkatz missed the services of Maggie Cooper? After suffering a back injury late in the regular season, Melbourne's dynamic point guard was forced to sit on the sidelines for four games, a stretch which included a pair of losses during the last week of the regular season for the Lady Bearkatz...
Hot Hounds streak to semis (02/26/09)
As the calendar turned from late January to early February, the Salem Greyhounds chose this time to heat things up on the basketball court. And it turns out the Hounds picked precisely the right time to get hot. Salem closed out the 2-2A regular season with a pair of big conference wins and then rode that momentum straight into the district tournament at Walnut Ridge...
Jones inks with Dyersburg State (02/26/09)
Miranda Jones, a standout softball player for the Calico Rock High School Lady Pirates, signed a national letter-of-intent to play softball at the collegiate level for Dyersburg State Community College in Dyersburg, Tenn. Lady Eagles Softball Coach Randy Hulme traveled to Calico Rock on Feb. 16 to sign Jones...
Martin guest at Sports Show (02/26/09)
Former Thayer resident and THS alumni Jerry Martin, was one of the featured guests recently at the West Plains civic centers Outdoor Adventures sportshow, sponsored in part by the Lions Club. Martin has spent a big portion of his life in the great outdoors, hunting and fishing professionally for Bass Pro Shops Redhead Pro-Staff...
WPMS partners with FASTRAK (02/26/09)
The FASTRAK Racing Series announced Feb. 19 the addition of West Plains Motor Speedway to its growing network of weekly sanctioned tracks in 2009. West Plains Motor Speedway is a 3/8-mile moderately banked red clay oval, highly regarded as perhaps the finest racing facility in southern Missouri...
Summer league sign-ups set (02/26/09)
The Highland summer league softball and baseball registration will be held Feb. 28 and March 7, from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m. each day. Registration forms have been distributed at the Highland Schools. League play is available for girls and boys ages 5 and above...
WPMS partners with FASTRAK (02/26/09)
The FASTRAK Racing Series announced Feb. 19 the addition of West Plains Motor Speedway to its growing network of weekly sanctioned tracks in 2009. West Plains Motor Speedway is a 3/8-mile moderately banked red clay oval, highly regarded as perhaps the finest racing facility in southern Missouri...
WPMS partners with FASTRAK (02/26/09)
The FASTRAK Racing Series announced Feb. 19 the addition of West Plains Motor Speedway to its growing network of weekly sanctioned tracks in 2009. West Plains Motor Speedway is a 3/8-mile moderately banked red clay oval, highly regarded as perhaps the finest racing facility in southern Missouri...
Not many changes for fishing permits (02/26/09)
Missourians will not have to adjust to many changes to the state's fishing regulations this year, but they do have to remember to buy a new permit for outings starting March 1. Missouri's permit year runs from March 1 through the last day of February the following year...
Commission considers deer zone boundaries (02/26/09)
At their recent monthly meeting in Little Rock, commissioners for the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission were presented with proposals for the 2009-2010 hunting seasons. The commission will study the proposals and make a final decision at its March meeting...
Commission considers deer zone boundaries (02/26/09)
At their recent monthly meeting in Little Rock, commissioners for the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission were presented with proposals for the 2009-2010 hunting seasons. The commission will study the proposals and make a final decision at its March meeting...
Alma B. Thompson (02/26/09)
Alma B. Thompson was born Oct. 24, 1938, the daughter of the late Sheldon Brawley and Zona Johnson Brawley in Alton, Mo. She died Feb. 10, 2009, in Provena St. Joseph Medical Center at Joliet, Ill., at the age of 70. She was united in marriage to Robert B. Thompson Sr. on Oct. 29, 1955, in Greer, Mo., by Rev. Clarence Dodson, uncle of the groom, officiating...
Clarence "Pat" Rose (02/26/09)
Clarence "Pat" Rose, 88, of Cave City, Ark., died Feb. 21, 2009, at the Cave City Nursing Home. He was born Dec. 6, 1920, at Mobley, Ark., to James Parkey and Sarah Tennessee (James) Rose. He was a U.S. Army veteran having served during World War II, a retired farmer and had worked for the Sharp County Road Department. He was of the Baptist faith...
Sterlin Clifton Moore (02/26/09)
Sterlin Clifton Moore was born Oct. 25, 1918, at Bexar, Ark., the son of Otis and Grace Birdsong Moore. He died Feb. 18, 2009. He married Virginia Emery on April 4, 1942 and they shared 62 years as husband and wife. Virginia died May 25, 2004. Sterlin served actively with varied assignments in the U.S. ...
Effie L. Smith (02/26/09)
Effie L. Smith, 87, of Brookland, Ark., died Feb. 18, 2009, at the St. Bernard's Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro. She was born June 18, 1921, at Cave City, Ark., the daughter of Clarence and Sarah Goodman Shirley. She was a homemaker and a member of the New Antioch Baptist Church located at Brookland...
Linda Frances Wahl (02/26/09)
Linda Frances Wahl, 81, of Horseshoe Bend, Ark., daughter of the late Arthur and Caroline Frances (Wolf) Borkhuis, was born on June 29, 1927, in Rochester, NY, and died Feb. 11, 2009, at the Fulton County Hospital in Salem, Ark. Linda was united in marriage to Robert Louis Wahl on Aug. 10, 1945, in Fairport, NY. She spent her working years as a loan officer for a bank. Linda was an active member of the Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church in Horseshoe Bend, Ark...
Oma Lois Weaver (02/26/09)
Oma Lois Weaver, 88, of Salem, Ark., daughter of the late Forest Washington and Lydia JoAnn (Murphy) Phelps, was born Aug. 30, 1920, at Heart, Ark, and died February 16, 2009, at the Fulton County Hospital in Salem, Ark. Oma was united in marriage to Odis Everett Weaver on Aug. 3, 1940, at Heart, Ark...
Joseph Anthony "Joe" Kocz (02/26/09)
Joseph Anthony "Joe" Kocz, of Hardy, Ark., was born Aug. 31, 1939, in Buffalo, NY., the son of the late Stanley Kocz and Rose Ostro Kocz. He died Feb. 16, 2009, at his home at the age of 69. He was united in marriage to Mary Zarajczyk Aug. 31, 1963, in Buffalo, NY. To this union, two sons were born...
Orphis John England (02/26/09)
Orphis John England, was born Nov. 18, 1916, at Many Islands, Ark., the son of the late John Wesley England and Ollie Taylor England. He died Feb. 17, 2009, in Salem, Ark., at the age of 92. He was united in marriage Sept. 25, 1940, at Hardy, Ark., to Beulah Anderson...
Carolyn Baker-Hodges (02/26/09)
Carolyn June Baker-Hodges was born Sept. 12, 1948, at Thayer, Mo., the daughter of Bascome Baker and Violet  Martha Sandridge Baker. She died Feb. 13, 2009, in Wichita, Kan., at the age of 60. She was united in marriage to John McBride. She was later united in marriage to Russell Halliday...
Mary E. Pearce (02/26/09)
Mary E. Pearce, 83, of Cave City, Ark., died Feb. 15, 2009, at a Searcy Hospital. She was born June 17, 1925, at Royal, Ark., the daughter of John and Mary Muzik Weatherford. She had worked at Uni/First in Cave City, was a granny at the Cave City Elementary School and a member of the East Side Southern Baptist Church in Cave City...
Clarence "Pat" Rose (02/26/09)
Clarence "Pat" Rose, 88, of Cave City, Ark., died Feb. 21, 2009, at the Cave City Nursing Home. He was born Dec. 6, 1920, at Mobley, Ark., to James Parkey and Sarah Tennessee (James) Rose. He was a U.S. Army veteran having served during World War II, a retired farmer and had worked for the Sharp County Road Department. He was of the Baptist faith...
Mary L. Viers (02/26/09)
Mary L. Viers, 75, of Cherokee Village, Ark., died Jan. 27, 2009, at the Baptist Revalidation Center in Little Rock, Ark. She was born March 2, 1933, to Coral (Patterson) White and Harper White. She is survived by: her husband Kenton Viers; sons Christopher Viers and Eric Viers; brothers, Jerry White and Joe White; sisters, Dana Shaeffer and Ona Siporin...
Linda Frances Wahl (02/26/09)
Linda Frances Wahl, 81, of Horseshoe Bend, Ark., daughter of the late Arthur and Caroline Frances (Wolf) Borkhuis, was born on June 29, 1927, in Rochester, NY, and died Feb. 11, 2009, at the Fulton County Hospital in Salem, Ark. Linda was united in marriage to Robert Louis Wahl on Aug. 10, 1945, in Fairport, NY. She spent her working years as a loan officer for a bank. Linda was an active member of the Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church in Horseshoe Bend, Ark...
Doris "Jackie" Russell (02/26/09)
Doris Jacquelyn "Jackie" Russell, 71, of Hardy, Ark., died Feb. 18, 2009, at her home. She was born July 27, 1937, at Highland, Ark., the daughter of Lester and Bernice Jesse Talley. She was a retired cook from Highland High School. She was a member of the Saddle Church of Christ...
Orphis John England (02/26/09)
Orphis John England, was born Nov. 18, 1916, at Many Islands, Ark., the son of the late John Wesley England and Ollie Taylor England. He died Feb. 17, 2009, in Salem, Ark., at the age of 92. He was united in marriage Sept. 25, 1940, at Hardy, Ark., to Beulah Anderson...
Effie L. Smith (02/26/09)
Effie L. Smith, 87, of Brookland, Ark., died Feb. 18, 2009, at the St. Bernard's Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro. She was born June 18, 1921, at Cave City, Ark., the daughter of Clarence and Sarah Goodman Shirley. She was a homemaker and a member of the New Antioch Baptist Church located at Brookland...
Mary E. Pearce (02/26/09)
Mary E. Pearce, 83, of Cave City, Ark., died Feb. 15, 2009, at a Searcy Hospital. She was born June 17, 1925, at Royal, Ark., the daughter of John and Mary Muzik Weatherford. She had worked at Uni/First in Cave City, was a granny at the Cave City Elementary School and a member of the East Side Southern Baptist Church in Cave City...
Joseph Anthony "Joe" Kocz (02/26/09)
Joseph Anthony "Joe" Kocz, of Hardy, Ark., was born Aug. 31, 1939, in Buffalo, NY., the son of the late Stanley Kocz and Rose Ostro Kocz. He died Feb. 16, 2009, at his home at the age of 69. He was united in marriage to Mary Zarajczyk Aug. 31, 1963, in Buffalo, NY. To this union, two sons were born...
Sterlin Clifton Moore (02/26/09)
Sterlin Clifton Moore was born Oct. 25, 1918, at Bexar, Ark., the son of Otis and Grace Birdsong Moore. He died Feb. 18, 2009. He married Virginia Emery on April 4, 1942 and they shared 62 years as husband and wife. Virginia died May 25, 2004. Sterlin served actively with varied assignments in the U.S. ...
Clarence "Pat" Rose (02/26/09)
Clarence "Pat" Rose, 88, of Cave City, Ark., died Feb. 21, 2009, at the Cave City Nursing Home. He was born Dec. 6, 1920, at Mobley, Ark., to James Parkey and Sarah Tennessee (James) Rose. He was a U.S. Army veteran having served during World War II, a retired farmer and had worked for the Sharp County Road Department. He was of the Baptist faith...
Doris "Jackie" Russell (02/26/09)
Doris Jacquelyn "Jackie" Russell, 71, of Hardy, Ark., died Feb. 18, 2009, at her home. She was born July 27, 1937, at Highland, Ark., the daughter of Lester and Bernice Jesse Talley. She was a retired cook from Highland High School. She was a member of the Saddle Church of Christ...
Alma B. Thompson (02/26/09)
Alma B. Thompson was born Oct. 24, 1938, the daughter of the late Sheldon Brawley and Zona Johnson Brawley in Alton, Mo. She died Feb. 10, 2009, in Provena St. Joseph Medical Center at Joliet, Ill., at the age of 70. She was united in marriage to Robert B. Thompson Sr. on Oct. 29, 1955, in Greer, Mo., by Rev. Clarence Dodson, uncle of the groom, officiating...
Effie L. Smith (02/26/09)
Effie L. Smith, 87, of Brookland, Ark., died Feb. 18, 2009, at the St. Bernard's Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro. She was born June 18, 1921, at Cave City, Ark., the daughter of Clarence and Sarah Goodman Shirley. She was a homemaker and a member of the New Antioch Baptist Church located at Brookland...
Linda Frances Wahl (02/26/09)
Linda Frances Wahl, 81, of Horseshoe Bend, Ark., daughter of the late Arthur and Caroline Frances (Wolf) Borkhuis, was born on June 29, 1927, in Rochester, NY, and died Feb. 11, 2009, at the Fulton County Hospital in Salem, Ark. Linda was united in marriage to Robert Louis Wahl on Aug. 10, 1945, in Fairport, NY. She spent her working years as a loan officer for a bank. Linda was an active member of the Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church in Horseshoe Bend, Ark...
Oma Lois Weaver (02/26/09)
Oma Lois Weaver, 88, of Salem, Ark., daughter of the late Forest Washington and Lydia JoAnn (Murphy) Phelps, was born Aug. 30, 1920, at Heart, Ark, and died February 16, 2009, at the Fulton County Hospital in Salem, Ark. Oma was united in marriage to Odis Everett Weaver on Aug. 3, 1940, at Heart, Ark...
Joseph Anthony "Joe" Kocz (02/26/09)
Joseph Anthony "Joe" Kocz, of Hardy, Ark., was born Aug. 31, 1939, in Buffalo, NY., the son of the late Stanley Kocz and Rose Ostro Kocz. He died Feb. 16, 2009, at his home at the age of 69. He was united in marriage to Mary Zarajczyk Aug. 31, 1963, in Buffalo, NY. To this union, two sons were born...
Orphis John England (02/26/09)
Orphis John England, was born Nov. 18, 1916, at Many Islands, Ark., the son of the late John Wesley England and Ollie Taylor England. He died Feb. 17, 2009, in Salem, Ark., at the age of 92. He was united in marriage Sept. 25, 1940, at Hardy, Ark., to Beulah Anderson...
Carolyn Baker-Hodges (02/26/09)
Carolyn June Baker-Hodges was born Sept. 12, 1948, at Thayer, Mo., the daughter of Bascome Baker and Violet  Martha Sandridge Baker. She died Feb. 13, 2009, in Wichita, Kan., at the age of 60. She was united in marriage to John McBride. She was later united in marriage to Russell Halliday...
Mary E. Pearce (02/26/09)
Mary E. Pearce, 83, of Cave City, Ark., died Feb. 15, 2009, at a Searcy Hospital. She was born June 17, 1925, at Royal, Ark., the daughter of John and Mary Muzik Weatherford. She had worked at Uni/First in Cave City, was a granny at the Cave City Elementary School and a member of the East Side Southern Baptist Church in Cave City...
Dalton Gage Finley (02/26/09)
Jeremy and Eunice Finley of West Plains are the parents of a baby boy, Dalton Gage. He was born at 4:40 p.m. Feb. 11 at OMC. He weighed 8 lbs., 6 1/2 oz. and was 21 1/2 inches long. His siblings are Haven, 2, and Nathaniel, 1. Grandparents are Penny Stone, West Plains, and Donnie and Patty Finley, Alton...
Luke Adam Phelps (02/26/09)
Luke Adam Phelps was born Jan. 22, 2009. His parents are Adam and Christine Phelps. His siblings are Kayla and Logan Brown and Teagan Phelps. Grandparents are Elvis and Betty Rogers and Lonnie and Juanita Phelps.
Bryce Lee Bennett (02/26/09)
Bobby and Brenda Bennett of Mammoth Spring, Ark., are the parents of a baby boy, Bryce Lee. He was born at 10:09 a.m. Feb. 12 at OMC. He weighed 7 lbs. and was 20 1/2 inches long. His siblings are Bailey, 10; Blake, 6; and Bret, 3. Grandparents are James and Ruth Cornell and Mary Bennett, all of Mammoth Spring, Ark...
Corbin Blake Alford Tharp (02/26/09)
Jessica Tharp of Alton is the mother of a baby boy, Corban Blake Alford Tharp. He was born at 11:07 p.m. Feb. 5 at Ozarks Medical Center (OMC). He weighed 8 lbs., 6 oz. and was 22 inches long. Grandparents are Bucky and Connie Tharp, Alton. Great-grandparents are Mava Tharp, Corning, Ark., and the late Oren Tharp...
Zachariah Fred and Jeremiah Blaine Pritchett (02/26/09)
Justin and Tressa Pritchett of Alton are the parents of twin boys, Zechariah Fred and Jeremiah Blaine. Zechariah was born at 2:44 a.m. Feb. 10 at OMC. He weighed 5 lbs., 9 1/2 oz. and was 18 1/4 inches long. Jeremiah was born at 4:31 a.m. He weighed 6 lbs., 1 oz. and was 19 1/2 inches long. Their siblings are Chayden, 5, and Mackinzie, 1. Grandparents are Wes and Tina Conrad, Alton; Garry and Sharon Pritchett, Winona; and Virginia Brown, Warrenton...
Luke Adam Phelps (02/26/09)
Luke Adam Phelps was born Jan. 22, 2009. His parents are Adam and Christine Phelps. His siblings are Kayla and Logan Brown and Teagan Phelps. Grandparents are Elvis and Betty Rogers and Lonnie and Juanita Phelps.
Luke Adam Phelps (02/26/09)
Luke Adam Phelps was born Jan. 22, 2009. His parents are Adam and Christine Phelps. His siblings are Kayla and Logan Brown and Teagan Phelps. Grandparents are Elvis and Betty Rogers and Lonnie and Juanita Phelps.
Bryce Lee Bennett (02/26/09)
Bobby and Brenda Bennett of Mammoth Spring, Ark., are the parents of a baby boy, Bryce Lee. He was born at 10:09 a.m. Feb. 12 at OMC. He weighed 7 lbs. and was 20 1/2 inches long. His siblings are Bailey, 10; Blake, 6; and Bret, 3. Grandparents are James and Ruth Cornell and Mary Bennett, all of Mammoth Spring, Ark...
Corbin Blake Alford Tharp (02/26/09)
Jessica Tharp of Alton is the mother of a baby boy, Corban Blake Alford Tharp. He was born at 11:07 p.m. Feb. 5 at Ozarks Medical Center (OMC). He weighed 8 lbs., 6 oz. and was 22 inches long. Grandparents are Bucky and Connie Tharp, Alton. Great-grandparents are Mava Tharp, Corning, Ark., and the late Oren Tharp...
Zachariah Fred and Jeremiah Blaine Pritchett (02/26/09)
Justin and Tressa Pritchett of Alton are the parents of twin boys, Zechariah Fred and Jeremiah Blaine. Zechariah was born at 2:44 a.m. Feb. 10 at OMC. He weighed 5 lbs., 9 1/2 oz. and was 18 1/4 inches long. Jeremiah was born at 4:31 a.m. He weighed 6 lbs., 1 oz. and was 19 1/2 inches long. Their siblings are Chayden, 5, and Mackinzie, 1. Grandparents are Wes and Tina Conrad, Alton; Garry and Sharon Pritchett, Winona; and Virginia Brown, Warrenton...
Dalton Gage Finley (02/26/09)
Jeremy and Eunice Finley of West Plains are the parents of a baby boy, Dalton Gage. He was born at 4:40 p.m. Feb. 11 at OMC. He weighed 8 lbs., 6 1/2 oz. and was 21 1/2 inches long. His siblings are Haven, 2, and Nathaniel, 1. Grandparents are Penny Stone, West Plains, and Donnie and Patty Finley, Alton...
Pitchfords to celebrate 25th wedding anniversary (02/26/09)
Bill and Cindy Pitchford will celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary Feb. 28 at 2 p.m. at First Baptist Church's Christian Activity Center, Chestnut Street in Thayer, Mo.
Pitchfords to celebrate 25th wedding anniversary (02/26/09)
Bill and Cindy Pitchford will celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary Feb. 28 at 2 p.m. at First Baptist Church's Christian Activity Center, Chestnut Street in Thayer, Mo.
Sharp County Sheriff's Report (02/26/09)
Tracy M. Burkhardt, 28, of Williford was arrested Feb. 13 on a warrant for probation revocation. Phillip Potts, 57, of Cave City was arrested Feb. 13 on a warrant for failure to pay. Kristain Daniels, 24, of Ash Flat was arrested Feb. 13 for a probation revocation and two counts of endangering the welfare of a minor...
Horseshoe Bend Police Department (02/26/09)
Kevin Buck, of Horseshoe Bend, was arrested Feb. 12 on a warrant out of Baxter County. Lieutenant Carl Boles was the arresting officer. David Griffis, of Horseshoe Bend, was arrested Feb. 14 for assault on a family member and domestic battery. Patrolman William Hamrick and Officer James Davis were the arresting officers...
Thayer Police Report (02/26/09)
Randy D. Denton, 25, of Mammoth Spring, Ark., was picked-up Feb. 16 on an Oregon County warrant for speeding and failure to wear a seatbelt. He posted a $282 bond. Bobby W. Pearson, 32, of West Plains, Mo., was given a citation Feb. 17 for failure to use a child restraint...
Fulton County Sheriff's Report (02/26/09)
Jason Sherwood, 22, of Viola, was arrested Feb. 17 on warrants for failure to appear on a written summons for driving while intoxicated, driving on a suspended license, fictitious tags, not wearing a seat belt and no liability insurance. Sherwood was released on a $2,790 bond Feb. 17...