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Stories from Thursday, March 5, 2009

Thayer Fire Department responds to house fire (03/05/09)
The Thayer Fire Department responded to a house fire Feb. 27 on Sunset Street in Thayer. The house belongs to Susan Horton. She was returning home when she saw smoke coming from the house. The cause of the fire is still under investigation. No one was injured. Photo by Jan Thompson...
CLOSING: Columbia Flooring to shut its doors in May (03/05/09)
Many people will be looking for jobs soon. Columbia Flooring, a hardwood flooring plant in Melbourne, is closing its doors in May for an indefinite period of time. Due to the economy and the housing crisis, many people are not buying homes, much less building them. According to Columbia Flooring officials, this nationwide problem has caused the Melbourne plant to shut down...
New flood plain study for Thayer (03/05/09)
THAYER -- After three years of trying to get a new flood hazard study, Thayer Alderman Joe Barbee may have finally completed his mission. In a letter dated Feb. 19, Michael Biggs with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in Little Rock, Ark., sent Barbee information about how the city should go about asking for a new flood hazard study of the Warm Fork River in Thayer...
Animal rescue facility becomes death trap:23 dead dogs were found at the Alton Animal Rescue (03/05/09)
OREGON COUNTY -- "Awful", is about the only word Elizabeth Wainwright with the Missouri Department of Agriculture Division of Animal Health could use to describe the scene she saw last week at the Alton Animal Rescue. On Feb. 27, Wainwright and Oregon County Chief Deputy Eric King went to the Alton Animal Rescue located just off AA Highway on County Road 112. Ed Hamilton, 44, is the owner, operator of the Alton Animal Rescue...
Quilt to be used as fundraiser (03/05/09)
Photo by Jan Thompson Thayer resident Sue Sell made this quilt and donated it to the Thayer Fire Department and Police Department. It will be used as a fundraiser for the Shop with a Cop Program next Christmas. From left are Sell, Fire Chief Norman Todd, Doris Brown and Police Chief David Bailey...
Brown is candidate for mayor (03/05/09)
Doris Brown has announced she is a candidate for the office of mayor in the City of Thayer. Originally from Saddle, Ark., Doris is married to Kenneth Brown, a Thayer native who is retired from the U.S. Army. Doris has three children, six grandchildren and one great-granddaughter. Her youngest daughter, Laura, lost her life in the line of duty while serving as a Transport Officer for the Howell County Sheriff's Office...
Hospital discusses ultrasound tech (03/05/09)
The new ultrasound clinic in Salem got some criticism from the Fulton County Hospital Board in their monthly meeting Feb. 23. "I know that there's been some concern about the ultrasound clinic (Doctors Diagnostics LLC) going in, and I've talked with Dr. ...
MSU Campus Caravan to visit Kosh Schools (03/05/09)
KOSHKONONG -- Missouri State University in West Plains will take their Campus Caravan on the road March 12 to the Koshkonong Elementary School multipurpose building. The event is scheduled to start at 6 p.m. The purpose of the caravan is to showcase Missouri State to students and residents in the Koshkonong area...
Relay for Life Kick-off set (03/05/09)
OREGON COUNTY -- The 7th annual American Cancer Society Relay for Life of Oregon County Kick-off will be March 7 at the First Baptist Church Basement at Alton from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. "This year's kickoff will be a drop-in event. Teams will pick up team packets, survivor registration forms, luminary information and other items and information they may need," said event co-chair Debbie Strain...
Lady Bears regional runners-up (03/05/09)
The 51-39 victory over the Bay Lady Yellowjackets at the Class 1A Region 2 Tournament on Feb. 27 locked up a trip to Greers Ferry Westside and the state tournament for the Mammoth Spring Lady Bears. It also gave them a chance for a regional title, but Hillcrest held up better to the treacherous five-day tournament, relegating Mammoth Spring to the runner-up role with a 49-39 victory...
Mammoth Spring man arrested for third degree domestic battery (03/05/09)
MAMMOTH SPRING -- A Mammoth Spring man, Billy Greene, 26, has been charged with disorderly conduct, third degree battery and public intoxication. A statement from Mammoth Spring Police Officer Jamie Turnbough said he received a call from the Fulton County Sheriff's Office Feb. 27 at 7 p.m. that a man at 180 River Bend Road had called them saying he had killed Anthony Smith...
Oregon County Sheriff's Report (03/05/09)
Wayne E. Seelye, 41, of Thayer was arrested Feb. 27 on a probation violation. He is in the Oregon County Jail. Scott D. Hand, 53, of Alton was arrested Feb. 27 on a probation violation. He is in the Oregon County Jail. Donie E. Garrison, 47, of Myrtle, was arrested for felony burglary Feb. 26. He is in the Oregon County Jail...
Vaccines, safety tips, help guard against meningitis (03/05/09)
OREGON COUNTY -- Because at least three cases of meningitis in counties close to Oregon County, Wright County and Fort Leonard Wood, Oregon County Health Department Director Sheila Russell thought it would be a good idea to let the residents of the county become a little more familiar with the sometimes deadly disease...
Break-ins in three counties (03/05/09)
Several businesses in the Sharp County area were broken into Feb. 25. According to Cherokee Village Criminal Investigator, Shane Hightower, the Sharp County robberies are believed to be connected to others in Fulton and Baxter counties. Clyde's Chuckwagon, Dot.com Cafe, the former Moore Brothers building and Senior Jose' Mexican Restaurant were all broken into. Hightower said there was also an unsuccessful attempt at Meachums Restaurant...
Health insurance, how to keep it (03/05/09)
Every corner of the nation is reeling from the recession. The government recently reported that America lost 2.6 million jobs last year. And the national unemployment rate now stands at 7.6 percent. Because health insurance is usually tied to employment, many folks are at risk of losing their coverage...
USDA loans at 4 percent (03/05/09)
Effective March 1, the interest rate on USDA Rural Development home loans has been reduced to 4.0 percent. Home prices are at the lowest level in years. Rural Development housing programs help families and individuals in rural areas improve their economic security through affordable home loans and homebuyer education opportunities. ...
A little more money in our paychecks soon (03/05/09)
A boost in your paycheck may be coming. Earlier this month, President Barak Obama signed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 making it law. One of the tax provisions in this act is the Making Work Pay credit. "For most taxpayers, the additional credit will automatically start showing up in their paychecks this spring," Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Commissioner Doug Shulman said. ...
Three counties have break-ins:Thief mugs for camera (03/05/09)
Several businesses in the Sharp County area were broken into Feb. 25. According to Cherokee Village Criminal Investigator, Shane Hightower, the Sharp County robberies are believed to be connected to others in Fulton and Baxter counties. Clyde's Chuckwagon, Dot.com Cafe, the former Moore Brothers building and Senior Jose' Mexican Restaurant were all broken into. Hightower said there was also an unsuccessful attempt at Meachums Restaurant...
PLANT CLOSING: Columbia Flooring to shut its doors in May (03/05/09)
Many people will be looking for jobs soon. Columbia Flooring, a hardwood flooring plant in Melbourne, is closing its doors in May for an indefinite period of time. Due to the economy and the housing crisis, many people are not buying homes, much less building them. According to Columbia Flooring officials, this nationwide problem has caused the Melbourne plant to shut down...
Byron Fire Department assists with Salem Fire (03/05/09)
The Byron Volunteer Fire Department, with assistance from the Salem Fire Department, responded to a fire call Feb. 27 in the afternoon. The mobile home was completely engulfed in flames and a total loss by the time firefighters arrived on the scene in a rural area off of Emiline Road, outside the Byron community. The mobile home was owned by the Monk family...
Viola debris removel underway (03/05/09)
The Viola City Council met Feb. 26 at 6:30 p.m. to discuss how the city will deal with debris removal from the Jan. 26 ice storm. "Basically, for our project here it's strictly debris removal," Viola Mayor Jackie Estes said. "They're (FEMA) not paying for individual assistance anywhere in the county."...
Activities for National FFA Week (03/05/09)
The Viola FFA had some fun times during National FFA Week Feb. 23 through 27 at the Viola High School. Among some of the activities were horseshoe throwing contests, roping contests, passing out pastries to the elementary and wheel barrow races. The Viola FFA is sponsored by agriculture teacher Heath Shrable...
Chamber cancels auction (03/05/09)
The Salem Chamber of Commerce has quite a few things going on for the first part of the year. They discussed many plans they have in their meeting held Feb. 25. Unfortunately, one big fundraiser for the chamber has had to be cut this year. The Salem Chamber of Commerce Annual Chamber Auction has been cancelled for this year, which was largely due to the ice storm. ...
Health insurance, how to keep it (03/05/09)
Every corner of the nation is reeling from the recession. The government recently reported that America lost 2.6 million jobs last year. And the national unemployment rate now stands at 7.6 percent. Because health insurance is usually tied to employment, many folks are at risk of losing their coverage...
USDA loans at 4 percent (03/05/09)
Effective March 1, the interest rate on USDA Rural Development home loans has been reduced to 4.0 percent. Home prices are at the lowest level in years. Rural Development housing programs help families and individuals in rural areas improve their economic security through affordable home loans and homebuyer education opportunities. ...
A little more money in our paychecks soon (03/05/09)
A boost in your paycheck may be coming. Earlier this month, President Barak Obama signed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 making it law. One of the tax provisions in this act is the Making Work Pay credit. "For most taxpayers, the additional credit will automatically start showing up in their paychecks this spring," Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Commissioner Doug Shulman said. ...
Background check records may have been exposed (03/05/09)
The Arkansas Department of Information Systems (DIS) was informed at the end of January that a vendor providing secure off-site storage for electronic records and computer files was unable to locate a DIS computer tape in its inventory. The tape contained information from criminal-background checks run on approximately 807,000 people over at least 12 years...
Fulton County receives turnback funds from 2008 (03/05/09)
Fulton County received $28,244.27 in turnback funds during 2008, according to Commissioner of State Lands Mark Wilcox. These funds represent funding generated from the redemption and sale of tax delinquent property during 2007. "Whether the land is redeemed or sold, the revenue collections are returned to the county of origin after one year just as though the county had collected the taxes," Wilcox explained...
Theft charges filed (03/05/09)
Two theft cases in Izard County were recently solved and warrants have been issued for the accused. Sheriff Tate Lawrence said, Donald Wayne Walker, 54, of Hickory Ridge, has been charged with five felony counts relating to thefts from two locations...
Break-ins in three counties (03/05/09)
Several businesses in the Sharp County area were broken into Feb. 25. According to Cherokee Village Criminal Investigator, Shane Hightower, the Sharp County robberies are believed to be connected to others in Fulton and Baxter counties. Clyde's Chuckwagon, Dot.com Cafe, the former Moore Brothers building and Senior Jose' Mexican Restaurant were all broken into. Hightower said there was also an unsuccessful attempt at Meachums Restaurant...
ADC helps with storm cleanup in Sharp County (03/05/09)
Inmates from the Department of Corrections in Calico Rock have been contracted to help with the storm debris removal. Sharp County Judge Larry Brown said prison crews, both county and state, are expected to help throughout the process, not just in Sharp County, but in several others as well. Photo/Amanda Powers...
Cleanup begins in Cherokee (03/05/09)
Amanda Powers Staff Writer Cheroke Village has begun their ice storm cleanup project. Street Superintendent, David Crayne said his goal is to keep the residents of the Village updated on the progress and plans during this process. Crayne said the city is currently picking up limbs placed on the right of way by residents. Crews are working in two of the six sections the city has divided, now...
A little more money in our paychecks soon (03/05/09)
Emily McIntosh Staff Writer A boost in your paycheck may be coming. Earlier this month, President Barak Obama signed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 making it law. One of the tax provisions in this act is the Making Work Pay credit...
A chance to help a neighbor in need (03/05/09)
Due to all of the faulty things going on in the world, it seems people's hopes and dreams have been clouded with fears and anger. But, just when people need it the most the sun tends to always come out. Miki and Dave Morrow are, in many ways, the sun. Although their story is not a happy one, it is inspirational. And, after all they have been through, they still have that everlasting faith and love for mankind...
Hospital discusses ultrasound tech (03/05/09)
The new ultrasound clinic in Salem got some criticism from the Fulton County Hospital Board in their monthly meeting Feb. 23. "I know that there's been some concern about the ultrasound clinic (Doctors Diagnostics LLC) going in, and I've talked with Dr. ...
Sasfi honored with E. Wilson Green award (03/05/09)
While many were glued to the television to watch the inaugural events in Washington Jan. 20, residents and business owners in the Spring River area were supporting their community by attending the Spring River Area Chamber of Commerce annual banquet...
Background checks may have been compromised (03/05/09)
The Arkansas Department of Information Systems (DIS) was informed at the end of January that a vendor providing secure off-site storage for electronic records and computer files was unable to locate a DIS computer tape in its inventory. The tape contained information from criminal-background checks run on approximately 807,000 people over at least 12 years...
Sharp County declared national disaster area four times in year (03/05/09)
"For the fourth time since February 2008, Sharp County has been declared a national disaster area for public assistance," Sharp County Judge Larry Brown said. "But, improvements can always be made." Which is why the week of Feb. 23 was declared Arkansas' Severe Weather Awareness Week...
Lutie no problem for Thayer on senior night (03/05/09)
The Thayer Lady Bobcats celebrated senior night Feb. 24 by taking the home floor to finalize the regular 2009 season. And what a celebration it was. Micah Stevens exploded for 42 points and Thayer routed the Lutie Lady Indians 91-42. With only moderate backcourt pressure, the Lady Cats, ranked seventh in Class 2, relied on offensive rebounding and break-away layups to streak in for a bunch of points early...
Blue collar Bears bound for state (03/05/09)
When you get to the regional tournament nothing comes easy. That's what the Mammoth Spring Bears found out at Bay when they failed to reach the Class 1A Region 2 finals after losing to Norfork 47-41 on Feb. 27. However, they quickly redeemed themselves with a squeaker of a win over Black Rock, 40-39, on Feb. 28...
Stevens nominated for McDonald's All-American (03/05/09)
With her nomination to the McDonald's All-American High School Girls Basketball Team, Micah Stevens of Thayer High School was recently recognized as one of the top prep standouts in the nation. The 5-foot-2-inch guard ranks among the top 1,000 nominees competing to fill one of 24 positions on the girls team, which will feature an East vs. West showdown on April 1in Miami, Fla...
Bobcats knock off Gainesville (03/05/09)
The South Central Association champion Thayer Bobcats ended the 2009 season on a high note by knocking off the Gainesville Bulldogs 55-48 Feb. 24. It was also senior night and the school honored cheerleader Ashley Mead and basketball players Ryan Veatch, Blake Allen, Gaston Orahood, Luke Martin, Lance Schneider and Jacob Eckman, who played their last home game for the Cats...
Couch slams Summersville (03/05/09)
The Couch Lady Indians got off to a blazing start and made fast work out of the Summersville Lady Wildcats in the opening round of the Class 2 District 2 Tournament at Summersville High School Feb. 28. The top-seeded Lady Indians (23-3) limited the homestanding Lady Wildcats (4-13) to just two field goals and six free throws in the first half of action, helping Couch to a big 65-21 victory over eighth-seeded Summersville...
Lady Pirates stung by tourney hosts (03/05/09)
The Calico Rock Lady Pirates' string of recent runs to the state basketball tournament came to an end with a 70-65 overtime loss to the Bay Lady Yellowjackets in the opening round of the Class 1A Region 2 Tournament at Bay High School Feb. 26. The Lady Yellowjackets (16-14) used a big 10-1 run in the extra period to end Calico Rock's (25-7) season...
History-making win (03/05/09)
Viola didn't win the Class 1A Region 2 Tournament in Bay, but the Lady Longhorns still won their first opportunity to compete in the state tournament since the girls started playing five-on-five basketball. Although they lost 47-41 to Hillcrest on Feb. 27, the Lady Horns regrouped and handed the hometown team from Bay a 54-32 loss to capture third place and a trip to Greers Ferry Westside. Viola was slated to meet Kirby in the first round of the 1A State Tournament...
Lady Bears regional runners-up (03/05/09)
The 51-39 victory over the Bay Lady Yellowjackets at the Class 1A Region 2 Tournament on Feb. 27 locked up a trip to Greers Ferry Westside and the state tournament for the Mammoth Spring Lady Bears. It also gave them a chance for a regional title, but Hillcrest held up better to the treacherous five-day tournament, relegating Mammoth Spring to the runner-up role with a 49-39 victory...
Katz win thriller with Turrell (03/05/09)
The Melbourne Bearkatz, the top-ranked team in Class 2A, were in bad need of a spark. They had just watched as the Turrell Rockets ripped off eight straight points to turn a 44-37 Bearkatz lead into a 45-44 Turrell advantage deep in the third period of a hotly-contested semi-final matchup in the regional tournament...
Melbourne roughs up Riverside (03/05/09)
Using their inside size, the Riverside Lady Rebels managed to hang around for a half with the Melbourne Lady Bearkatz in the semi-final round of the Class 2A North Region Tournament Feb. 27 at Cedar Ridge High School in Newark. Then, using their superior quickness, ball handling and shooting, the Lady Katz, holding down the number three spot in Class 2A, turned on the jets in the second half and sprinted to a 65-47 rout of Riverside...
Blue collar Bears bound for state (03/05/09)
When you get to the regional tournament nothing comes easy. That's what the Mammoth Spring Bears found out at Bay when they failed to reach the Class 1A Region 2 finals after losing to Norfork 47-41 on Feb. 27. However, they quickly redeemed themselves with a squeaker of a win over Black Rock, 40-39, on Feb. 28...
Cougars fall to regional champs (03/05/09)
The Izard County Cougars certainly had their hands full in the opening round of the Class 1A Region 2 Tournament Feb. 25 at Bay High School. Not only was the Cougars' opponent champions of the 1A-3 east District Tournament, they were also the sixth-ranked team in Class 1A and were owners of the home-court advantage -- the Bay Yellowjackets...
Streak ends, no state tourney (03/05/09)
It may have reminded the Highland fans of the 2007 regional tournament when a talented Lady Rebel team, seeded number one, travelled to Pocahontas to go up against four-seed Bald Knob and left with a stunning 38-36 first-round loss. Highland hadn't lost a game since Dec. 30 against Nettleton in the NEA finals, giving the Lady Rebs 18 straight wins...
Cavewomen stopped in regional finals (03/05/09)
Playing their third game in three nights, the Cave City Cavewomen finally ran out of gas in their quest to claim the Class 3A Region 3 Tournament. Meeting up with the Valley Springs Lady Tigers for the fourth time on the year, and for the second time in a week, Cave City (26-5) lost in the regional championship game 46-28 Feb. 28 at Panther Palace on the campus of Bergman High School...
Turkey banquet moved to new location in WP (03/05/09)
The National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF) banquet scheduled for March 6 has been moved from the National Guard Armory to the Crest Plaza, formerly the Holiday Inn, in West Plains. National guard officials contacted Rocky Top Limb Hangers' president Brad McKee and he immediately made arrangements with Ridge Crest, after the Armory became unavailable for the scheduled date...
Red Heads were the real deal (03/05/09)
It was around 1952 that the professional women's All-American Red Heads basketball team visited Thayer and took on the Thayer independent men's team. Only by giving it their all did the men prevail. The all-women's team toured the nation from 1936 until 1985, winning from 50- to 85-percent of their games against male teams, playing by men's rules...
Turkey banquet moved to new location in WP (03/05/09)
The National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF) banquet scheduled for March 6 has been moved from the National Guard Armory to the Crest Plaza, formerly the Holiday Inn, in West Plains. National guard officials contacted Rocky Top Limb Hangers' president Brad McKee and he immediately made arrangements with Ridge Crest, after the Armory became unavailable for the scheduled date...
Summer ball sign-ups set in Salem, Viola (03/05/09)
The Salem Ball Association has scheduled sign-ups on March 15 at the NAEC Orange Room from 2-4 pm. The cost is $35 for one child and $15 per child thereafter, if they are in the same family. Forms can be picked up at the Fulton County Clerk's Office, in the Courthouse, prior to sign-up...
Turkey banquet moved to new location in WP (03/05/09)
The National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF) banquet scheduled for March 6 has been moved from the National Guard Armory to the Crest Plaza, formerly the Holiday Inn, in West Plains. National guard officials contacted Rocky Top Limb Hangers' president Brad McKee and he immediately made arrangements with Ridge Crest, after the Armory became unavailable for the scheduled date...
New turkey hunters can find resources online (03/05/09)
The Missouri Department of Conservation reminds first-time turkey hunters of a new way to qualify to buy the necessary permits -- online. Hunters who hope to obtain their hunter education certification in time for Missouri's spring turkey season April 20 through May 10 might have difficulty finding an opening in a traditional hunter-education class. Lucky for them, the Conservation Department offers accredited hunter-education training online at www.mdc.mo.gov/8821...
Marjorie Smith (03/05/09)
Marjorie A. Smith, was born Jan. 6, 1913, at Ulysses, Kan., the daughter of the late Carl Moyer and Lena Barnes Moyer. She died Feb. 25, 2009, at Alton, Mo., at the age of 96. She was united in marriage in 1963 at Johnson, Kan., to Leo "Buck" Smith, who preceded her in death July 25, 1983...
Gary Wayne Bryant (03/05/09)
Gary Wayne Bryant, of Salem, Ark., son of Lois Fay Cunningham Bryant Kincade and the late Haskel Golden Bryant, was born Dec. 10, 1960, in Salem, Ark. He died Feb. 25, 2009, at the Fulton County Hospital in Salem at the age of 48. He was employed by Fulton County and worked on the road crew before becoming disabled. He attended services at Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Salem...
Lettie Scroggins (03/05/09)
Lettie Roberta Scroggins, 76, of Salem, Ark., died Feb. 27, 2009, in Salem, Ark. She was born Feb. 12, 1933, in Brinkley, Ark., the daughter of the late Robert G. and Lettie M. (Jones) Benham. She was a member of the Marianna Missionary Baptist Church...
Clayton Pace Jr. (03/05/09)
Clayton Pace Jr., 84, of Alton, Mo., was born Jan. 14, 1925, in Winchester, Ky., the son of Clayton Pace and Edna Hignite Pace. He died Feb. 26, 2009, at Alton. He grew up near Orange, Ind., and graduated from Orange High School. He was a star player on his high school basketball team,...
Frank Allen Madden (03/05/09)
Frank Allen Madden, 88, of Thayer, Mo., was born Sept. 26, 1920, in Oregon County, Mo., and died Feb. 26, 2009, at Shady Oaks Healthcare. He was united in marriage to Alice Jane Hines in 1948, who survives. Other survivors include: two daughters, Barbara Powell and husband Clarence of Thayer, Deborah Miller of Thayer; three sons, Leonard Franklin Madden of Mammoth Spring, Ark., Robert Madden and wife Kelly of Mammoth Spring, Clifford Madden and wife Loretta of Thayer; two sisters, Marie Williams of Anniston, Ala., and Margaret Hudson of Olathe, Kan.; 10 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren; and a host of other relatives.. ...
Gladys Marie Combs (03/05/09)
Gladys Marie Combs, 88, of Alton, Mo., was born June 19, 1920, and died Feb. 24, 2009, at her home. Gladys had been an insurance secretary, a clerk for the Probate Court, Assistant Postmaster at Couch and was the first woman to serve as Oregon County Tax Assessor...
Bonnie Jean Young (03/05/09)
Bonnie Jean Young, of Salem, Ark., daughter of the late Ira Zackery and Goldie Patterson Zackery Ford, was born Aug. 30, 1925, in Monette, Ark. She died Feb. 25, 2009, at the Fulton County Hospital in Salem at the age of 83. She was united in marriage to Bill Young Jr. Oct. 12, 1940, in Lake City, Ark...
Melvin Robertson (03/05/09)
Melvin James Robertson, 75, of Salem, Ark., son of the late James Knox Robertson and Alma Hoops Robertson, was born Jan. 20, 1934, in Wilmer, Texas. He died Feb. 22, 2009,in Little Rock, Ark. He was united in marriage to Julie Steed on May 15, 1955, in Old Mexico...
Nelda Faye Colley (03/05/09)
Nelda Faye Colley, 71, of Hardy, Ark., died Feb. 24, 2009, in Springfield, Mo. Nelda worked in church administration, the Church women's ministry and was the treasurer for church building fund. She is survived by: her husband, Freeman Colley; daughter, Linda Coffman of Garland, Texas; step-daughter, Rebecca Lawson of Euless, Texas; son, Philip Loughmiller of Huntsville, Ala., step-son, James Colley of Abilene, Texas; sister Winifred Anderson of Saddle, Ark.; 10 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.. ...
Martin Edward Godwin (03/05/09)
Martin Edward Godwin was born Dec. 15, 1937, in Hartford, Ill., and died Feb. 21, 2009, in Mammoth Spring, Ark., at the age of 71. He was united in marriage May 5, 1956, in Edwardsville, Ill., to Ruby Roberta Cathorall. He owned and operated Mammoth Spring Tire Service for many years...
Ned C. Johnson (03/05/09)
Ned C. Johnson was born March 25, 1921, the son of the late James Edward Johnson and Lola  Mae Wheeler Johnson in Alton, Mo. He died Feb. 22, 2009, at Sara Ann  Hester Memorial Home in Benkelman, Neb., at the age of 87. He was united in marriage Sept. 9, 1944, in Hardy, Ark., to Bertha Leona Prewitt...
Marjorie Smith (03/05/09)
Marjorie A. Smith, was born Jan. 6, 1913, at Ulysses, Kan., the daughter of the late Carl Moyer and Lena Barnes Moyer. She died Feb. 25, 2009, at Alton, Mo., at the age of 96. She was united in marriage in 1963 at Johnson, Kan., to Leo "Buck" Smith, who preceded her in death July 25, 1983...
Gary Wayne Bryant (03/05/09)
Gary Wayne Bryant, of Salem, Ark., son of Lois Fay Cunningham Bryant Kincade and the late Haskel Golden Bryant, was born Dec. 10, 1960, in Salem, Ark. He died Feb. 25, 2009, at the Fulton County Hospital in Salem at the age of 48. He was employed by Fulton County and worked on the road crew before becoming disabled. He attended services at Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Salem...
Lettie Scroggins (03/05/09)
Lettie Roberta Scroggins, 76, of Salem, Ark., died Feb. 27, 2009, in Salem, Ark. She was born Feb. 12, 1933, in Brinkley, Ark., the daughter of the late Robert G. and Lettie M. (Jones) Benham. She was a member of the Marianna Missionary Baptist Church...
Clayton Pace Jr. (03/05/09)
Clayton Pace Jr., 84, of Alton, Mo., was born Jan. 14, 1925, in Winchester, Ky., the son of Clayton Pace and Edna Hignite Pace. He died Feb. 26, 2009, at Alton. He grew up near Orange, Ind., and graduated from Orange High School. He was a star player on his high school basketball team,...
Frank Allen Madden (03/05/09)
Frank Allen Madden, 88, of Thayer, Mo., was born Sept. 26, 1920, in Oregon County, Mo., and died Feb. 26, 2009, at Shady Oaks Healthcare. He was united in marriage to Alice Jane Hines in 1948, who survives. Other survivors include: two daughters, Barbara Powell and husband Clarence of Thayer, Deborah Miller of Thayer; three sons, Leonard Franklin Madden of Mammoth Spring, Ark., Robert Madden and wife Kelly of Mammoth Spring, Clifford Madden and wife Loretta of Thayer; two sisters, Marie Williams of Anniston, Ala., and Margaret Hudson of Olathe, Kan.; 10 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren; and a host of other relatives.. ...
Bonnie Jean Young (03/05/09)
Bonnie Jean Young, of Salem, Ark., daughter of the late Ira Zackery and Goldie Patterson Zackery Ford, was born Aug. 30, 1925, in Monette, Ark. She died Feb. 25, 2009, at the Fulton County Hospital in Salem at the age of 83. She was united in marriage to Bill Young Jr. Oct. 12, 1940, in Lake City, Ark...
Melvin Robertson (03/05/09)
Melvin James Robertson, 75, of Salem, Ark., son of the late James Knox Robertson and Alma Hoops Robertson, was born Jan. 20, 1934, in Wilmer, Texas. He died Feb. 22, 2009,in Little Rock, Ark. He was united in marriage to Julie Steed on May 15, 1955, in Old Mexico...
Nelda Faye Colley (03/05/09)
Nelda Faye Colley, 71, of Hardy, Ark., died Feb. 24, 2009, in Springfield, Mo. Nelda worked in church administration, the Church women's ministry and was the treasurer for church building fund. She is survived by: her husband, Freeman Colley; daughter, Linda Coffman of Garland, Texas; step-daughter, Rebecca Lawson of Euless, Texas; son, Philip Loughmiller of Huntsville, Ala., step-son, James Colley of Abilene, Texas; sister Winifred Anderson of Saddle, Ark.; 10 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.. ...
Martin Edward Godwin (03/05/09)
Martin Edward Godwin was born Dec. 15, 1937, in Hartford, Ill., and died Feb. 21, 2009, in Mammoth Spring, Ark., at the age of 71. He was united in marriage May 5, 1956, in Edwardsville, Ill., to Ruby Roberta Cathorall. He owned and operated Mammoth Spring Tire Service for many years...
Ned C. Johnson (03/05/09)
Ned C. Johnson was born March 25, 1921, the son of the late James Edward Johnson and Lola  Mae Wheeler Johnson in Alton, Mo. He died Feb. 22, 2009, at Sara Ann  Hester Memorial Home in Benkelman, Neb., at the age of 87. He was united in marriage Sept. 9, 1944, in Hardy, Ark., to Bertha Leona Prewitt...
Bonnie Jean Young (03/05/09)
Bonnie Jean Young, of Salem, Ark., daughter of the late Ira Zackery and Goldie Patterson Zackery Ford, was born Aug. 30, 1925, in Monette, Ark. She died Feb. 25, 2009, at the Fulton County Hospital in Salem at the age of 83. She was united in marriage to Bill Young Jr. Oct. 12, 1940, in Lake City, Ark...
Nelda Colley (03/05/09)
Nelda Faye Colley, 71, of Hardy, Ark., died Feb. 24, 2009, in Springfield, Mo. Nelda worked in church administration, the Church women's ministry and was the treasurer for church building fund. She is survived by: her husband, Freeman Colley; daughter, Linda Coffman of Garland, Texas; step-daughter, Rebecca Lawson of Euless, Texas; son, Philip Loughmiller of Huntsville, Ala., step-son, James Colley of Abilene, Texas; sister Winifred Anderson of Saddle, Ark.; 10 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.. ...
Ned C. Johnson (03/05/09)
Ned C. Johnson was born March 25, 1921, the son of the late James Edward Johnson and Lola  Mae Wheeler Johnson in Alton, Mo. He died Feb. 22, 2009, at Sara Ann  Hester Memorial Home in Benkelman, Neb., at the age of 87. He was united in marriage Sept. 9, 1944, in Hardy, Ark., to Bertha Leona Prewitt...
Emma Marie (03/05/09)
Chad Delargy and Andi Stone of Saddle announce the birth of a daughter on Feb. 22, 2009, at the White River Medical Center in Batesville. The baby has been named Emma Marie. She weighed 7 pounds, 11.3 ounces. Her siblings are Jeff, Sarah, Larissa and Bethanie...
Riley Claire Westmoreland (03/05/09)
Russell and Dana Westmoreland of Sidney are happy to announce the birth of a baby girl, Riley Claire, at White River Medical Center in Batesville, Friday, Feb. 27 at 1:26 p.m. She weighed 6 pounds, 10 ounces, and was 18" long. Grandparents are Herb and Ann Miller of Ravenden and Arch and Linda Kay Westmoreland of Sidney. Great-grandmothers are Lillian Westmoreland of Sidney and Pauline Craig of Melbourne...
Ethan Michael Ray (03/05/09)
Samantha Ray of Alton is the mother of a baby boy, Ethan Michael Ray. He was born at 3:31 p.m., Feb. 20, 2009, at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains. He weighed 7 pounds, 10 ounces and was 20-1/2 inches long. His sibling is Dylan, 1. Grandparents are Rick and Sheryl Buckley, Alton...
Kaden Nelson Warren (03/05/09)
Todd and Ronnica Warren of West Plains, Mo., are the parents of a baby boy, Kaden Nelson. He was born at 10:59 p.m., Feb. 19, 2009, at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains. He weighed 8 pounds, 2 ounces and was 20-3/4 inches long. His siblings are Kelstin, 9, and Kenzie, 5...
Emma Marie (03/05/09)
Chad Delargy and Andi Stone of Saddle announce the birth of a daughter on Feb. 22, 2009, at the White River Medical Center in Batesville. The baby has been named Emma Marie. She weighed 7 pounds, 11.3 ounces. Her siblings are Jeff, Sarah, Larissa and Bethanie...
Riley Claire Westmoreland (03/05/09)
Russell and Dana Westmoreland of Sidney are happy to announce the birth of a baby girl, Riley Claire, at White River Medical Center in Batesville, Friday, Feb. 27 at 1:26 p.m. She weighed 6 pounds, 10 ounces, and was 18" long. Grandparents are Herb and Ann Miller of Ravenden and Arch and Linda Kay Westmoreland of Sidney. Great-grandmothers are Lillian Westmoreland of Sidney and Pauline Craig of Melbourne...
Ethan Michael Ray (03/05/09)
Samantha Ray of Alton is the mother of a baby boy, Ethan Michael Ray. He was born at 3:31 p.m., Feb. 20, 2009, at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains. He weighed 7 pounds, 10 ounces and was 20-1/2 inches long. His sibling is Dylan, 1. Grandparents are Rick and Sheryl Buckley, Alton...
Kaden Nelson Warren (03/05/09)
Todd and Ronnica Warren of West Plains, Mo., are the parents of a baby boy, Kaden Nelson. He was born at 10:59 p.m., Feb. 19, 2009, at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains. He weighed 8 pounds, 2 ounces and was 20-3/4 inches long. His siblings are Kelstin, 9, and Kenzie, 5...
Emma Marie (03/05/09)
Chad Delargy and Andi Stone of Saddle announce the birth of a daughter on Feb. 22, 2009, at the White River Medical Center in Batesville. The baby has been named Emma Marie. She weighed 7 pounds, 11.3 ounces. Her siblings are Jeff, Sarah, Larissa and Bethanie...
Judd -- Carter (03/05/09)
Cathy Sorrell, Myrtle, Mo., and Mr. and Mrs. Randy Judd, Rover, Mo., would like to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Dessa Rene' Judd to Joshua Don Carter, son of Mr. and Mrs. Don Carter of Springfield, Mo. Wedding vows will be exchanged on March 14 at 5 p.m. in the evening at Myrtle Freewill Baptist Church in Myrtle, Mo...
Judd -- Carter (03/05/09)
Cathy Sorrell, Myrtle, Mo., and Mr. and Mrs. Randy Judd, Rover, Mo., would like to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Dessa Rene' Judd to Joshua Don Carter, son of Mr. and Mrs. Don Carter of Springfield, Mo. Wedding vows will be exchanged on March 14 at 5 p.m. in the evening at Myrtle Freewill Baptist Church in Myrtle, Mo...
Sellers to celebrate 50th wedding anniversary (03/05/09)
Donald and Tyma Sellers will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary Saturday, March 7, from 2-4 p.m. at the Spring River Baptist Church in Hardy. All friends and family are invited to attend. The couple requests no gifts please.
Martins celebrate 25th wedding anniversary (03/05/09)
John and Terry (Verrett) Martin celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary on Feb. 25. They were married in Cinncinati, Ohio, on Feb. 2, 1984, by Rev. Joe David Sizemore. Attendants were Carmilita Stamper and Richard Stamper. Children of John and Terry are Patrick Dewayne Martin  and James Andrew Martin...
Catheys married 50 years (03/05/09)
On Feb. 28, 1959, Hollis and Maurine Cathey were united in marriage by the Rev. Paul Stevens in Baytown, Texas. They currently reside in Ash Flat. They are the parents of two sons, and and grandparents of two grandsons.
Catheys married 50 years (03/05/09)
On Feb. 28, 1959, Hollis and Maurine Cathey were united in marriage by the Rev. Paul Stevens in Baytown, Texas. They currently reside in Ash Flat. They are the parents of two sons, and and grandparents of two grandsons.
Martins celebrate 25th wedding anniversary (03/05/09)
John and Terry (Verrett) Martin celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary on Feb. 25. They were married in Cinncinati, Ohio, on Feb. 2, 1984, by Rev. Joe David Sizemore. Attendants were Carmilita Stamper and Richard Stamper. Children of John and Terry are Patrick Dewayne Martin  and James Andrew Martin...
Sellers to celebrate 50th wedding anniversary (03/05/09)
Donald and Tyma Sellers will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary Saturday, March 7, from 2-4 p.m. at the Spring River Baptist Church in Hardy. All friends and family are invited to attend. The couple requests no gifts please.
Thayer Police Report (03/05/09)
Geoffrey W. Posegate, 56, of Sikston, Mo. was given a citation for speeding Feb. 26. Beverly G. Willard, 70, of Thayer was given a citation for allowing an unlicensed person to drive on Feb. 26. She posted a $250 bond. Mark D. Miles, 27, of Hartsvile, Ala. was given a citation for speeding Feb. 27...