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Stories from Thursday, March 12, 2009

Dutch oven Cook-Off (03/12/09)
Jambalaya, cornbread, or turtle cake sounds like something you would order in a restaurant -- right? Those are just a few of the items cooked at the Mammoth Spring State Park, on Saturday, March 7 when the Mammoth Spring Chamber of Commerce and Mammoth Spring State Park sponsored the second annual Dutch Oven Cook-Off...
Child, adult hurt in shooting (03/12/09)
Jan Thompson Staff Writer ALTON -- An Alton woman, Lisa R. Harrell (Claudio), 26, is in the Oregon County Jail at Alton charged with two counts of class C felony assault after she allegedly shot a child and a man. A probable cause statement from Prosecuting Attorney Fred O'Neill said on March 6, Oregon County Deputy Darrin Sorrell was called to a residence on County Road 103, off AA Highway...
OMC reaches 50th year of service to area (03/12/09)
Steven W. Looney Staff Writer Monday, March 2, Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains celebrated 50 years of service to the area. A campaign began to develop West Plains Memorial Hospital in 1954. After 56 months and a community campaign to raise the $350,000 needed to match federal funds, the hospital became a reality...
Koshkonong man injured in wreck (03/12/09)
A Koshkonong man, Robert L. Wilson, 62, received serious injuries in a one-vehicle accident March 8. According to a report from Trooper L. Sanders with Troop G of the Missouri Highway Patrol, the accident occurred at 11:20 p.m. on Highway 142, two miles west of Thayer...
Oregon County looking for Century Farms (03/12/09)
OREGON COUNTY -- The University Extension Office is once again on the look-out for Century Farms. Oregon County is known across the state as having some of the best and oldest family farms in Missouri. Extension officials at Alton said to qualify as a Missouri Century Farm, the farm must be in the family for 100 years or more...
Mammoth Spring earns Tree City USA distinction (03/12/09)
MAMMOTH SPRING -- For the fourth year in a row the city of Mammoth Spring has been named a Tree City USA community by the Arbor Day Foundation. As a special honor this year, the city received the Growth Award which recognizees environmental and higher levels of tree care in Tree City USA communities...
Alton man charged with burglary and assault (03/12/09)
ALTON -- An Alton man, Donie E. Garrison, 47, was arrested and charged Feb. 27 with burglary and assault by Alton Police Chief Rusty Warren. The following information is from a probable cause statement from Oregon County Prosecuting Attorney Fred O'Neill. Warren said he was called to a wreck on Market Street in Alton. When he arrived a vehicle belonging to Garrison was in the ditch but no one was around. Warren completed the accident report and had the vehicle towed...
Alton man charged with burglary and assault (03/12/09)
ALTON -- An Alton man, Donie E. Garrison, 47, was arrested and charged Feb. 27 with burglary and assault by Alton Police Chief Rusty Warren. The following information is from a probable cause statement from Oregon County Prosecuting Attorney Fred O'Neill. Warren said he was called to a wreck on Market Street in Alton. When he arrived a vehicle belonging to Garrison was in the ditch but no one was around. Warren completed the accident report and had the vehicle towed...
Mammoth Spring City Council meets (03/12/09)
MAMMOTH SPRING -- The Mammoth Spring City Council met in regular session March 2 and passed a new resolution and a new ordinance. The resolution passed was 200901 and allows the mayor to write grants for generators for the fire and police departments as well as for the city's two lift stations...
Thayer Council meets (03/12/09)
THAYER -- The Thayer City Council held a called meeting March 2 at Thayer City Hall. All council members were present as well a Mayor Merle Williams. Thayer city employee Van Garrison asked the council if a concrete wall instead of a rock wall could be placed at Fifth and Walnut Streets because it was much higher than the regular ones. The council voted in favor of his request...
Cyberbullying outlawed in Missouri (03/12/09)
MISSOURI -- There will be no more cyberbullying in Missouri. This comes after former Gov. Matt Blunt signed a bill last summer outlawing cyberbullying in Missouri. The bill was signed just miles from where a 13-year-old girl committed suicide nearly two years ago after being harassed on the Internet...
Oregon County Sheriff's Report (03/12/09)
Lisa R. Claudio, 26 of Alton was charged March 6 with two counts of felony assault. She is in the Oregon County Jail at Alton with a bond set at $50,000.
Stimulus Plan 2009 -- How does it affect you? (03/12/09)
With each passing day the national and local news reports and conversations around the table at the local coffee shop, have the American public in panic mode. The economic problems being experienced by all of America and overseas affects each and everyone of us. The concerns of job security, and worry of being able to provide for family and loved ones...
High winds send fires roaring (03/12/09)
Fires spread throughout Fulton County March 8. "We had quite a little outbreak of fires Sunday," Salem Fire Chief Heath Everett said. Everett said the Salem Fire Department assisted in about five fires in one day. He said all of them were started basically the same way -- ice storm debris and trash brush fires mixed with high winds...
ICC awarded $49,000 grant (03/12/09)
Izard County Consolidated High School was recently awarded a grant of $49,193.75 for digital communications from the Arkansas Department of Workforce Education (DWE). DWE awarded 86 grants to 74 schools in the state. The total amount of all the grants awarded is about $3 million...
Mischief keeps firefighters busy (03/12/09)
Sharp County was not under a burn ban over the weekend, but that does not always mean it's safe to burn. Most area fire fighters were unable to enjoy the warm weekend weather due to the unusually high volume of wild fires. Most of the fires were unintentionally out of control, but there were a string of fires in the Cave City area that were the result of mischief...
OMC celebrates 50th year; opens time capsules (03/12/09)
Steven W. Looney Staff Writer Monday, March 2, 2009 Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains celebrated 50 years of service to the area. A campaign began to develop West Plains Memorial Hospital in 1954. After 56 months and a community campaign to raise the $350,000 needed to match federal funds, the hospital became a reality...
Teens working to make a difference in their community (03/12/09)
Environmental and Spatial Technology (EAST) students from schools across the nation met in Hot Springs March 3-5. About 170 EAST Labs attended the National EAST Lab Convention. All the students who attended the convention brought at least one jar of peanut butter to donate to Feeding America. Among the schools that attended were Viola's EAST Lab students, who ranked superior in their project competition...
Looks like Smoke -- But it's not Fire (03/12/09)
A wonder of nature ... Raymond Trent and Traveller, the horse, saw a downed cedar tree smoking and thought the tree was on fire. When they went to look, it was the pollen falling from the tree that made it look as if it was on fire. This is a male cedar tree and according to science, this happens every spring...
Treehouse remains -- for now (03/12/09)
"We want to do what the commission says because we don't want to break the law," Melissa Shackelford told the Highland Planing and Zoning Commission at the meeting held March 2. "But, we want you to know we are taking the necessary precautions to keep the kids safe."...
Hardy City Hall is back home (03/12/09)
Hardy Mayor Nina Thornton was excited to be back in the Hardy City Hall building after almost a year of working in the cramped fire station office. "It's so clean and nice," Thornton said about the newly remodeled office. During the March 3 city council meeting the council voted to purchase some new rugs and a copy machine for the building...
FIRES Mischief keeps firefighters busy (03/12/09)
Sharp County was not under a burn ban over the weekend, but that does not always mean it's safe to burn. Most area fire fighters were unable to enjoy the warm weekend weather due to the unusually high volume of wild fires. Most of the fires were unintentionally out of control, but there were a string of fires in the Cave City area that were the result of mischief...
Consumers will continue to see ice storm effects on bills (03/12/09)
North Arkansas Electric Cooperative (NAEC) members may have noticed their bill for February was a bit higher than expected. The note tucked in with member's bills reads: "While your kWh cost reflects your actual kWh usage, the Basic Service charge on your bill is based on fixed costs such as the cost of materials for the power lines, meters and transformers, taxes on property, interest on borrowed money, maintenance and billing. These costs are ongoing, regardless of kWh usage...
Stimulus Plan 2009 -- How does it affect you? (03/12/09)
With each passing day the national and local news reports and conversations around the table at the local coffee shop, have the American public in panic mode. The economic problems being experienced by all of America and overseas affects each and everyone of us. The concerns of job security, and worry of being able to provide for family and loved ones...
PLANT CLOSING: Columbia Flooring to shut its doors in May (03/12/09)
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...
Health insurance, how to keep it if you lose your job (03/12/09)
By Janet Trautwein Special to the Villager Journal 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...
Lottery draft outlining structure as well as scholarships now being discussed (03/12/09)
A draft of a bill outlining the structure of the state lottery drew members' attention during the sixth week of the 87th General Assembly's regular session in Little Rock. Up next: a similar draft setting up scholarship programs to be funded by the lottery...
Fulton County Circuit Court Report (03/12/09)
Wesley Blake Fisk, 53, pled guilty to possession of a controlled substance (oxycodone and marijuana). He was sentenced to serve 120 months in the Arkansas Department of Correction and pay court costs and fees. Farrel A. Stark, 44, pled guilty to second degree murder. He was sentenced to 20 years in the Arkansas Department of Correction and ordered to pay court costs and other fees...
Domestic abuse among teenagers is a problem today (03/12/09)
While there was a time when children and young adults aspired to be like their parents or teachers who influenced their lives it seems that time is fading away. Today's youth strive to look and act like the famous figures who are all over the movie screens and pop charts...
Teaching manners and social graces to today's children (03/12/09)
It is hard for parents to know what path their children will take for their future. But, whatever path it may be, every parent wants the opportunity to prepare their children to the best of their ability. The National League of Junior Cotillions (NLJC) is a great place to start. Their goal is to teach manners and social graces to today's youth...
District domination! (03/12/09)
When their offense is struggling, great teams turn to their defense for a spark. And that's just what the Couch Lady Indians did in the critical third period of their matchup with the Hartville Lady Eagles in the championship game of the Class 2 District 2 Tournament March 7 at Summersville High School...
Indians felled by champs (03/12/09)
The Couch Indians' season came to a close with a 45-17 loss to the Thayer Bobcats in the semi-final round of the Class 2 District 2 Tournament at Summersville High School March 5. Couch just could not get any kind of offense flowing against the Bobcats' pressure defense and the Indians fell behind 13-3 after the first period of play...
Third time the charm (03/12/09)
It was starting to sound like a broken record. The Thayer Bobcats vs. the Mansfield Lions for the Class 2 District 2 Tournament championship. But this time, it's the Bobcats who are humming a happy tune while the Lions sing the blues. Meeting for the third straight year in the district finals, Thayer broke the Mansfield hex and the Cats claimed the championship with a 54-47 victory March 7 at Summersville High School...
Hartville outlasts Lady Cats (03/12/09)
It wasn't the storybook ending that Thayer Lady Bobcat fans had hoped for one of the program's brightest lights, but regardless, Micah Stevens' brilliant career in the green-and-white came to an end in the semi-final round of the Class 2 District 2 Tournament at Summersville High School March 6...
Nipped by Nevada County (03/12/09)
Sometimes experience can be over-rated. For example, you sure couldn't have told it by witnessing the game he played in the first round of the state tournament, but Garrett Wooldridge's days of playing senior high basketball number less than a handful...
Blevins hangs on against Lady Bears (03/12/09)
Just when it looked like the Blevins Lady Hornets would cruise to a double-digit victory in the opening round of the Class 1A State Tournament March 4 at West Side Greers Ferry High School, here came the Mammoth Spring Lady Bears with a furious rally in the game's waning minutes, throwing everything but the kitchen sink at the Lady Hornets...
Lady Comets surprise Houston, fall to Licking (03/12/09)
The sixth-seeded Alton Lady Comets were intent on doing as much damage as they could in the Class 3 District 10 Tournament at The Pit in Cabool. Mission accomplished. Heading into the tourney at The Pit, the Lady Comets were on a major late-season roll and had ripped off a six-game winning streak. Just the kind of momentum a squad wants as it approaches post-season play...
Spa City Katz! (03/12/09)
It may be a cliché, but it's still true. The road to the state finals is a grueling marathon that starts with two to three games each in the district and regional tournaments before getting a chance to play in the five-day state tourney. It's still grueling even when the tournament is hosted in the brand new Melbourne arena, and the players get to sleep in their own beds and the crowd is heavily in their favor...
Griggs big for Viola (03/12/09)
Anyone who has ever picked up a basketball has done it in their backyard or on the neighborhood playground. It's the biggest game of the season. No time left on the clock. You're standing at the free throw line, needing a pair of free throws to send your team to victory...
Lady Longhorns' run stopped in semis (03/12/09)
They sure didn't look or act like a program that had not seen the state tournament in over four decades. Matter of fact, this year's edition of Viola Lady Longhorns looked and acted every bit like a program that was primed to make a hard run at a state title, their first since they won state championships twice in a three-year span from 1959-61...
Wickes wicked, drops Lady Katz (03/12/09)
Wickes travelled from the far southwest corner of Arkansas for a chance at the much closer trip to Hot Springs, but had to get past the hometown Lady Bearkatz. Second-seeded Melbourne took care of Eureka Springs and their giant in the middle, Miranda Smith, 55-42, on Mar. 12...
One heart-stopper deserves another (03/12/09)
After topping Kirby on two free throws from Taylor Griggs with less than one second left in the opening round of state tournament play, Viola's quarterfinal matchup with the Poyen Lady Indians March 6 was every bit as dramatic. And it came down to charity tosses once again...
Nipped by Nevada County (03/12/09)
Sometimes experience can be over-rated. For example, you sure couldn't have told it by witnessing the game he played in the first round of the state tournament, but Garrett Wooldridge's days of playing senior high basketball number less than a handful...
Blevins hangs on against Lady Bears (03/12/09)
Just when it looked like the Blevins Lady Hornets would cruise to a double-digit victory in the opening round of the Class 1A State Tournament March 4 at West Side Greers Ferry High School, here came the Mammoth Spring Lady Bears with a furious rally in the game's waning minutes, throwing everything but the kitchen sink at the Lady Hornets...
Charleston lines up for trip to finals (03/12/09)
For the second time in a week, the Cave City Cavewomen were looking at a third game in a grueling three-day stretch. And for the second time in a week, the third day was no charm for the Cavewomen. Matched up with the physical Charleston Lady Tigers in the Class 3A Final Four at the Riverview Activity Center in Searcy and playing in the state semi-final round for the second straight year, Cave City fell to Charleston 43-36...
Betty Jane Cameron (03/12/09)
Betty Jane Whiteside Cameron, 76, died at her home in Billings, Mo., on Dec.10, 2008, from pancreatic cancer only diagnosed in August, 2008. She was born August 31, 1932, in Mammoth Spring, Ark., to William C. and Mildred V. (Burke) Whiteside. She grew up in Mammoth Spring and lived there until her marriage to William G. Cameron Sr. on May 14, 1959, when they moved to Springfield, Mo. Betty and Bill had two children, Charisse A. Cameron and William G. Cameron Jr...
Billy K. Tate (03/12/09)
Billy K. Tate of Melbourne, Ark, son of the late E.W. Tate and Clara Twilly Tate, was born Feb. 2, 1936 in Lafferty, Ark. He died on Feb. 27, 2009, in Batesville, Ark., at the age of 73 years. He was united in marriage to Vida Banks on July 13, 1960, and to this union four children were born...
Estel Dennis Busch (03/12/09)
Estel Dennis Busch was born Oct. 30, 1950, in Thayer, Mo., the son of the late Estel Busch and Ruby Agnew Busch. He died Feb. 3, 2009, in El Dorado, Kan., at the age of 58. He was a veteran of the United States Army, serving during the Vietnam Era. He was employed for many years by General Motors, recently retiring...
Russell Lester Fisher (03/12/09)
Graveside services for Russell Lester Fisher, 87, of West Plains, Mo., were held March 6, 2009, at the Baker Cemetery near Hardy, Ark., under the direction of the Robertson-Drago Funeral Home of West Plains, Mo. He died March 3, 2009, in Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains, Mo. He was born July 23, 1921, in Hermann, Mo., the son of Theodore Alfred and Elizabeth Speckhaus Fisher...
Opal Evelyn Boze (03/12/09)
Opal Evelyn Boze was born Jan. 31, 1919, in Farewell, Mo., the daughter of the late Samuel N. Ehrhardt and Rebecca DuBois Ehrhardt and died March 3, 2009, in Thayer, Mo., at the age of 90. She was united in marriage May 19, 1938, in Couch, Mo., to George Lee Boze who preceded her in death on Sept. 18, 1978...
Billye Dawn Shepherd (03/12/09)
Billye Dawn (Borutta) Shepherd, 44, of Raleigh, N.C., died at her home Feb. 19, 2009, following a 2-1/2 year battle with cancer. She was born Nov. 22, 1964, in Springfield, Mo. She graduated from Hallsville (Mo) High School in 1983. Billye earned a bachelor of arts degree in psychology from the University of Arkansas -- Little Rock in 1995. Billye worked as senior vice president for Lenders Mortgage in Pine Bluff and Hot Springs, Ark., during her business career...
Bernice Olive Godwin (03/12/09)
Bernice Olive Godwin was born Feb. 5, 1915, in Viola, Ark. She died March 2, 2009, in DeSoto, Texas. She was the daughter of of the late William R. Batterton and Mabel E. Cooper Batterton. She was united in marriage to Lester Sutton. Later in life, she married Norman Godwin...
Dorothea Herzog (03/12/09)
Dorothea Herzog, age 92 of Alton, Mo., formerly of West Plains, Mo., was born June 28, 1916, in Chicago, Ill., and died March 1, 2009, at the Shepherd's View Residential Care Center in Alton, Mo. Survivors include: one son, Roy Herzog, Sr. of Alton; one daughter, Teralyn Hensley and husband Gary of Alton; four grandchildren, Wendy Green and husband Roger of West Plains, Mo., Roy "Chip" Herzog Jr., of West Plains, Kimberly Hensley of Alton and Robin Holman and husband Billy of Alton; six great-grandchildren, Tiffany Atkisson, Timothy Barlow, Gavin Loggains, Patrick Sims, Tanner Holman and Tyson Holman; four great-grandchildren; three sisters, Emily Herbick, Emma Tremper, Juliann Huebert; numerous nieces; nephews; other relatives; friends; and all her "special angels" at Shepherd's View.. ...
John Thomas Clark (03/12/09)
John Thomas Clark was born Aug. 18, 1922, in Alton, Mo., the son of the late Thomas Lee Clark and Laura Mae Duncan Clark. He died Feb. 26, 2009, in Little Rock, Ark., at the age of 86. He was united in marriage Oct. 9, 1943, in Alton, Mo., to Clestyl Fraley, who preceded him in death May 8, 2008...
Bill Johnston (03/12/09)
Bill Johnston, 72, of Evening Shade, Ark., died March 1, 2009, at the Cave City Nursing Home. He was born Oct. 16, 1936, in Missouri, the son of Amel and Lucinda Grissom Johnston. He was a United States Army veteran having served in the Korean conflict. He was of the Baptist faith...
William E. Shaffer (03/12/09)
William E. Shaffer, 85, died Feb. 9, 2009. Bill resided in Williford, Ark., and was a winter resident of the Villages in Florida. He was born in Tunnelton, W Va. His parents were the late James and Mary Shaffer, Brownsville, Pa. He served in the Army Air Corps in WWII and was a retired engineer from the Public Service Commission in Albany, NY...
Earmond Green (03/12/09)
Earmond "Smokey" Green, 82, of Cave City, Ark., died Feb. 28, 2009, at the Cave City Nursing Home. Funeral services were held March 3 at the Qualls Funeral Home Chapel in Cave City. Burial followed in the Cave City Cemetery. Arrangements were made under the direction of the Qualls Funeral Home of Cave City...
Burnell Clair Crone (03/12/09)
Burnell Clair Crone, 63, of Cherokee Village, Ark., died at his home after a long illness Feb. 28, 2009. He was born April 18, 1945, and raised in Dover, Pa. of parents, William and Mildred Hughes Crone along with a brother, Larry, and sisters, Carole and Theda. He attended Evangel College in Springfield, Mo., and Millersville State College, Millersville, Pa...
Lawrence B. Allenbaugh (03/12/09)
Lawrence B. Allenbaugh, of Viola, Ark., was born May 20, 1919, in Witcherville, Ark. He died March 5, 2009, at Fulton County Hospital in Salem, Ark., at the age of 89. He was united in marriage to Lorene Inez Izel on Nov. 3, 1942, in Indio, Calif. To this union two children were born...
Russell Lester Fisher (03/12/09)
Graveside services for Russell Lester Fisher, 87, of West Plains, Mo., were held March 6, 2009, at the Baker Cemetery near Hardy, Ark., under the direction of the Robertson-Drago Funeral Home of West Plains, Mo. He died March 3, 2009, in Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains, Mo. He was born July 23, 1921, in Hermann, Mo., the son of Theodore Alfred and Elizabeth Speckhaus Fisher...
Opal Evelyn Boze (03/12/09)
Opal Evelyn Boze was born Jan. 31, 1919, in Farewell, Mo., the daughter of the late Samuel N. Ehrhardt and Rebecca DuBois Ehrhardt and died March 3, 2009, in Thayer, Mo., at the age of 90. She was united in marriage May 19, 1938, in Couch, Mo., to George Lee Boze who preceded her in death on Sept. 18, 1978...
Billye Dawn Shepherd (03/12/09)
Billye Dawn (Borutta) Shepherd, 44, of Raleigh, N.C., died at her home Feb. 19, 2009, following a 2-1/2 year battle with cancer. She was born Nov. 22, 1964, in Springfield, Mo. She graduated from Hallsville (Mo) High School in 1983. Billye earned a bachelor of arts degree in psychology from the University of Arkansas -- Little Rock in 1995. Billye worked as senior vice president for Lenders Mortgage in Pine Bluff and Hot Springs, Ark., during her business career...
Bernice Olive Godwin (03/12/09)
Bernice Olive Godwin was born Feb. 5, 1915, in Viola, Ark. She died March 2, 2009, in DeSoto, Texas. She was the daughter of of the late William R. Batterton and Mabel E. Cooper Batterton. She was united in marriage to Lester Sutton. Later in life, she married Norman Godwin...
Dorothea Herzog (03/12/09)
Dorothea Herzog, age 92 of Alton, Mo., formerly of West Plains, Mo., was born June 28, 1916, in Chicago, Ill., and died March 1, 2009, at the Shepherd's View Residential Care Center in Alton, Mo. Survivors include: one son, Roy Herzog, Sr. of Alton; one daughter, Teralyn Hensley and husband Gary of Alton; four grandchildren, Wendy Green and husband Roger of West Plains, Mo., Roy "Chip" Herzog Jr., of West Plains, Kimberly Hensley of Alton and Robin Holman and husband Billy of Alton; six great-grandchildren, Tiffany Atkisson, Timothy Barlow, Gavin Loggains, Patrick Sims, Tanner Holman and Tyson Holman; four great-grandchildren; three sisters, Emily Herbick, Emma Tremper, Juliann Huebert; numerous nieces; nephews; other relatives; friends; and all her "special angels" at Shepherd's View.. ...
John Thomas Clark (03/12/09)
John Thomas Clark was born Aug. 18, 1922, in Alton, Mo., the son of the late Thomas Lee Clark and Laura Mae Duncan Clark. He died Feb. 26, 2009, in Little Rock, Ark., at the age of 86. He was united in marriage Oct. 9, 1943, in Alton, Mo., to Clestyl Fraley, who preceded him in death May 8, 2008...
Bill Johnston (03/12/09)
Bill Johnston, 72, of Evening Shade, Ark., died March 1, 2009, at the Cave City Nursing Home. He was born Oct. 16, 1936, in Missouri, the son of Amel and Lucinda Grissom Johnston. He was a United States Army veteran having served in the Korean conflict. He was of the Baptist faith...
Billy K. Tate (03/12/09)
Billy K. Tate of Melbourne, Ark, son of the late E.W. Tate and Clara Twilly Tate, was born Feb. 2, 1936 in Lafferty, Ark. He died on Feb. 27, 2009, in Batesville, Ark., at the age of 73 years. He was united in marriage to Vida Banks on July 13, 1960, and to this union four children were born...
Betty Jane Cameron (03/12/09)
Betty Jane Whiteside Cameron, 76, died at her home in Billings, Mo., on Dec.10, 2008, from pancreatic cancer only diagnosed in August, 2008. She was born August 31, 1932, in Mammoth Spring, Ark., to William C. and Mildred V. (Burke) Whiteside. She grew up in Mammoth Spring and lived there until her marriage to William G. Cameron Sr. on May 14, 1959, when they moved to Springfield, Mo. Betty and Bill had two children, Charisse A. Cameron and William G. Cameron Jr...
Estel Dennis Busch (03/12/09)
Estel Dennis Busch was born Oct. 30, 1950, in Thayer, Mo., the son of the late Estel Busch and Ruby Agnew Busch. He died Feb. 3, 2009, in El Dorado, Kan., at the age of 58. He was a veteran of the United States Army, serving during the Vietnam Era. He was employed for many years by General Motors, recently retiring...
William E. Shaffer (03/12/09)
William E. Shaffer, 85, died Feb. 9, 2009. Bill resided in Williford, Ark., and was a winter resident of the Villages in Florida. He was born in Tunnelton, W Va. His parents were the late James and Mary Shaffer, Brownsville, Pa. He served in the Army Air Corps in WWII and was a retired engineer from the Public Service Commission in Albany, NY...
Burnell Clair Crone (03/12/09)
Burnell Clair Crone, 63, of Cherokee Village, Ark., died at his home after a long illness Feb. 28, 2009. He was born April 18, 1945, and raised in Dover, Pa. of parents, William and Mildred Hughes Crone along with a brother, Larry, and sisters, Carole and Theda. He attended Evangel College in Springfield, Mo., and Millersville State College, Millersville, Pa...
Earmond Green (03/12/09)
Earmond "Smokey" Green, 82, of Cave City, Ark., died Feb. 28, 2009, at the Cave City Nursing Home. Funeral services were held March 3 at the Qualls Funeral Home Chapel in Cave City. Burial followed in the Cave City Cemetery. Arrangements were made under the direction of the Qualls Funeral Home of Cave City...
Lawrence B. Allenbaugh (03/12/09)
Lawrence B. Allenbaugh, of Viola, Ark., was born May 20, 1919, in Witcherville, Ark. He died March 5, 2009, at Fulton County Hospital in Salem, Ark., at the age of 89. He was united in marriage to Lorene Inez Izel on Nov. 3, 1942, in Indio, Calif. To this union two children were born...
Burnell Clair Crone (03/12/09)
Burnell Clair Crone, 63, of Cherokee Village, Ark., died at his home after a long illness. He was born April 18, 1945, and raised in Dover, Pa. of parents, William and Mildred Hughes Crone along with a brother, Larry, and sisters, Carole and Theda. He attended Evangel College in Springfield, Mo., and Millersville State College, Millersville, Pa...
Russell Lester Fisher (03/12/09)
Graveside services for Russell Lester Fisher, 87, of West Plains, Mo., were held March 6, 2009, at the Baker Cemetery near Hardy, Ark., under the direction of the Robertson-Drago Funeral Home of West Plains, Mo. He died March 3, 2009, in Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains, Mo. He was born July 23, 1921, in Hermann, Mo., the son of Theodore Alfred and Elizabeth Speckhaus Fisher...
Bill Johnston (03/12/09)
Bill Johnston, 72, of Evening Shade, Ark., died March 1, 2008, at the Cave City Nursing Home. He was born Oct. 16, 1936, in Missouri, the son of Amel and Lucinda Grissom Johnston. He was a United States Army veteran having served in the Korean conflict. He was of the Baptist faith...
Earmond Green (03/12/09)
Earmond "Smokey" Green, 81, of Cave City, Ark., died Feb. 28, 2009, at the Cave City Nursing Home. Funeral services were held March 3 at the Qualls Funeral Home Chapel in Cave City. Burial followed in the Cave City Cemetery. Arrangements were made under the direction of the Qualls Funeral Home of Cave City...
William E. Shaffer (03/12/09)
William E. Shaffer, 85, died Feb. 9, 2009. Bill resided in Williford, Ark., and was a winter resident of the Villages in Florida. He was born in Tunnelton, W Va. His parents were the late James and Mary Shaffer, Brownsville, Pa. He served in the Army Air Corps in WWII and was a retired engineer from the Public Service Commission in Albany, NY...
Wyatt Denton Goff (03/12/09)
Dusty and Jessica Goff of Sidney are proud to announce the birth of a son, Wyatt Denton Goff, on Feb. 19, 2009, at 2:03 p.m., at the White River Medical Center in Batesville. The baby weighed 7 pounds, 12.8 ounces and was 19.5 inches long. Grandparents are Joyce and Barry Goff of Sidney and Randall and Roxanne Coe of Batesville...
Kaden Nelson Warren (03/12/09)
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, Mo. He weighed 8 pounds, 2 ounces and was 20-3/4 inches long. His siblings are Kelstin, 9, and Kenzie, 5...
Clover Lynn Griswold (03/12/09)
Darrin Griswold and Tammy Tharp of Ash Flat, Ark., are the parents of a baby girl, Clover Lynn Griswold. She was born at 4:52 a.m. Feb. 26, at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains, Mo. She weighed 7 pounds 4 ounces and was 18 inches long. Her siblings are David and Joshua. Grandparents are Steve Tharp, Oates; Cheryl Hurst, Oates; and Cathy Griswold, Ash Flat, Ark...
Dayton Urijah Howard (03/12/09)
Dustin and Kyla Howard of Koshkonong are the parents of a baby boy, Dayton Urijah. He was born at 11:30 a.m., Feb. 24, at OMC in West Plains, Mo. He weighed 11 pounds, 3 1/2 ounces and was 23 1/2 inches long. His siblings are Ashlyn and Ally. Grandparents are Dibbon and Deanna Wright, West Plains; Sonja Glenn, Kewanee; Rocky and Pam Woodward, Dora; and Verlin Howard, Dora...
Wyatt Denton Goff (03/12/09)
Dusty and Jessica Goff of Sidney are proud to announce the birth of a son, Wyatt Denton Goff, on Feb. 19, 2009, at 2:03 p.m., at the White River Medical Center in Batesville. The baby weighed 7 pounds, 12.8 ounces and was 19.5 inches long. Grandparents are Joyce and Barry Goff of Sidney and Randall and Roxanne Coe of Batesville...
Kaden Nelson Warren (03/12/09)
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, Mo. He weighed 8 pounds, 2 ounces and was 20-3/4 inches long. His siblings are Kelstin, 9, and Kenzie, 5...
Clover Lynn Griswold (03/12/09)
Darrin Griswold and Tammy Tharp of Ash Flat, Ark., are the parents of a baby girl, Clover Lynn Griswold. She was born at 4:52 a.m. Feb. 26, at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains, Mo. She weighed 7 pounds 4 ounces and was 18 inches long. Her siblings are David and Joshua. Grandparents are Steve Tharp, Oates; Cheryl Hurst, Oates; and Cathy Griswold, Ash Flat, Ark...
Dayton Urijah Howard (03/12/09)
Dustin and Kyla Howard of Koshkonong are the parents of a baby boy, Dayton Urijah. He was born at 11:30 a.m., Feb. 24, at OMC in West Plains, Mo. He weighed 11 pounds, 3 1/2 ounces and was 23 1/2 inches long. His siblings are Ashlyn and Ally. Grandparents are Dibbon and Deanna Wright, West Plains; Sonja Glenn, Kewanee; Rocky and Pam Woodward, Dora; and Verlin Howard, Dora...
Hayden Ray Hyslip (03/12/09)
Jason and Brooke Hyslip of Ash Flat announce the birth of their son Hayden Ray Hyslip. He was born Jan. 8, 2009, at 8:20 a.m. at White River Medical Center in Batesville. He weighed 7 pounds and was 18-1/2 inches long. His proud siblings are Emma, 3, and Owen, 1...
Clover Lynn Griswold (03/12/09)
Darrin Griswold and Tammy Tharp of Ash Flat, Ark., are the parents of a baby girl, Clover Lynn Griswold. She was born at 4:52 a.m. Feb. 26, at OMC in West Plains, Mo. She weighed 7 pounds 4 ounces and was 18 inches long. Her siblings are David and Joshua. Grandparents are Steve Tharp, Oates; Cheryl Hurst, Oates; and Cathy Griswold, Ash Flat, Ark...
Thayer Police Report (03/12/09)
Danny Liles, 55, of Jonesboro, Ark. was given a citation March 1 for speeding. Orville J. Brawley, 52, of Thayer was given a citation March 2 for allowing a dog to run at large. Shane M. Green, 18, of Mammoth Spring was charged March 3 with careless and reckless driving...
Izard County Sheriff's Report (03/12/09)
After being on the run for about a week, Kenneth Wayne Smith Jr., 34 of the Belview North community in Melbourne was arrested March 2 in Paragould and transported to the Izard County Detention Facility. Smith is being held in jail on felony contempt of court charges and will remain incarcerated until his scheduled court date April 9. At the time Smith was booked into the detention facility, he again tested positive for multiple illegal drugs...
Fulton County Sheriff's Report (03/12/09)
Gary Owens, 28, of Salem, was arrested March 2 on warrants for residential burglary and battery in the third degree. Owens was released on a $50,000 bond March 2 and given a court date of March 16. Robert Ellison, 42, of Mammoth Spring, was arrested March 2 for domestic abuse. Ellison was released on a $320 bond March 3...
Horseshoe Bend Police Department (03/12/09)
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...
Sharp County Sheriff's Report (03/12/09)
Charles Martin Johnston, 50, of Strawberry was arrested March 3 on a warrant for residential burglary, criminal mischief, 1st degree, 2 counts, felon in possession of firearm, aggravated assault and terroristic threatening. Kevin Randel Biggers, of Cherokee Village was arrested March 3 for domestic battery...
Fulton County Sheriff's Report (03/12/09)
Gary Owens, 28, of Salem, was arrested March 2 on warrants for residential burglary and battery in the third degree. Owens was released on a $50,000 bond March 2 and given a court date of March 16. Robert Ellison, 42, of Mammoth Spring, was arrested March 2 for domestic abuse. Ellison was released on a $320 bond March 3...
Izard County Sheriff's Report (03/12/09)
After being on the run for about a week, Kenneth Wayne Smith Jr., 34 of the Belview North community in Melbourne was arrested March 2 in Paragould and transported to the Izard County Detention Facility. Smith is being held in jail on felony contempt of court charges and will remain incarcerated until his scheduled court date April 9. At the time Smith was booked into the detention facility, he again tested positive for multiple illegal drugs...
Sharp County Sheriff's Report (03/12/09)
Charles Martin Johnston, 50, of Strawberry was arrested March 3 on a warrant for residential burglary, criminal mischief, 1st degree, 2 counts, felon in possession of firearm, aggravated assault and terroristic threatening. Kevin Randel Biggers, of Cherokee Village was arrested March 3 for domestic battery...
Izard County Sheriff's Report (03/12/09)
A Friday afternoon disturbance in the Sage community led to the arrest of the victim's daughter. Deputy Phil Story responded to the residence of Rose McAfee in reference to her daughter demanding money and being physically abusive to her mother. Arrested and charged with domestic batter third degree was Shawnee McAfee, 33, of Sage. McAfee admitted to using cocaine and also tested positive for opiates and meth. McAfee remains in the Izard County Detention Facility in lieu of a $1,105 bond...
Fulton County Sheriff's Report (03/12/09)
David Kingston, 24, of Koshkonong, Mo., was arrested Feb. 22 on Fulton County Warrants for fleeing and possession of a controlled substance with the intent to deliver. Kingston is being held in the Fulton County Jail. William Dunaway, 19, of Ash Flat, was arrested Feb. 23 for domestic abuse. Dunaway was released from the Fulton County Jail Feb. 24 on a $320 bond...
Horseshoe Bend Police Department (03/12/09)
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...
Risner to celebrate 103rd birthday (03/12/09)
Ola Risner will celebrate her 103rd birthday March 15 from 1:30 to 3 p.m. at the dining area at the West View Rehabilitation and Nursing Facility in West Plains. All friends and relatives are invited. If anyone can't attend but would like to send a card, address it to: Ola Risner, Room 314, West View Rehabilitation and Nursing Facility, 210 Davis Drive, West Plains, MO 65775...