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Stories from Thursday, March 19, 2009

Destination: Mizzou Arena Go Couch!Lady Indians in final four (03/19/09)
MS National Fish (03/19/09)
Jan Thompson Staff Writer MAMMOTH SPRING -- The Mammoth Spring National Fish Hatchery will soon be the site of a $3 million Visitor and Environmental Education Center. The hatchery currently welcomes around 100,000 visitors each year. The center will be only the second such facility in the entire southeastern United States. The other one is located in Jamestown, Ky...
Animals removed from Hardy home (03/19/09)
Amanda Powers Staff Writer A pet rat, one guinea pig, one rabbit and 37 dogs and cats, that is what Hardy Police Chief Earnie Rose found when he entered a Hardy residence last week. "The smell was so bad I wouldn't even have let my dog in there," Rose said...
Sisco awarded Navy Acheivement Medal (03/19/09)
Jan Thompson Staff Writer ALTON -- Alton resident Christopher Sisco was recently awarded the Navy Marine Corps Achievement Medal. His Commanding Officer J.J. Adametz, in a letter to his parents, Rocky and Janene Sisco of Alton, said Sisco received the medal for outstanding efforts while serving with the U.S. Naval Mobile Construction Battalion SEVEN...
Koshkonong man killed in wreck at Fryatt (03/19/09)
FRYATT -- A Koshkonong man, Jason King, 33, was killed in a one-vehicle accident March 15 at 8:53 p.m. on Highway 9 south of Mammoth Spring near Fryatt, According to Office Kenneth Foley with Troop I of the Arkansas State Police, King was driving a 1997 Mercury south when the car exited the right side of the road, overcorrected crossing both lanes. The car then struck an embankment and overturned ejecting King. He was not wearing a seatbelt...
Thayer FCCLA students visit state officials for a day (03/19/09)
Two Thayer High School Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) students, Jade Underwood and Leslie Caldwell joined more than 70 other FCCLA students from across the state Feb. 25 for a two day trip to Jefferson City to look at a day-in-the-life of a state official...
Fulton County to apply for COPS (03/19/09)
Emily McIntosh Staff Writer A grant for COPS (Community Oriented Policing Services) was on the agenda for the monthly Fulton County Quorum Court March 9. Tom Hanselman with the Fulton County Sheriff's Department spoke about the grant, which will be used to hire another officer for a four year term...
New law aimed at keeping young drivers safer (03/19/09)
Act 309, sponsored by Sen. J. Jeffress, is a law passed by the state senate and has yet to be approved by Gov. Mike Beebe. The act is "an act to improve the safety of roads and highways in the state by addressing issues related to the licensing of youthful drivers; to amend the law regarding restricted driver's licenses, learner's licenses and intermediate licenses; and for other purposes," according to the senate bill...
Trial reset (03/19/09)
The trial for a Glencoe man, Steven Carpenter, 27, has been rescheduled. The pre-trial date is now April 20 with the jury trial scheduled for August 11. Carpenter is charged with capital murder, aggravated robbery, two counts of theft of property and being a habitual criminal...
Animals removed from Hardy home (03/19/09)
Amanda Powers Staff Writer A pet rat, one guinea pig, one rabbit and 37 dogs and cats, that is what Hardy Police Chief Earnie Rose found when he entered a Hardy residence last week. "The smell was so bad I wouldn't even have let my dog in there," Rose said...
MS National Fish (03/19/09)
Jan Thompson Staff Writer MAMMOTH SPRING -- The Mammoth Spring National Fish Hatchery will soon be the site of a $3 million Visitor and Environmental Education Center. The hatchery currently welcomes around 100,000 visitors each year. The center will be only the second such facility in the entire southeastern United States. The other one is located in Jamestown, Ky...
Sought since 2006; Gepp man arrested in Texas (03/19/09)
A Gepp man on the run from Baxter County for about two years has finally been nabbed by law officials. Randy Ray Campbell, 48, originally from the Gepp area, was caught in Houston County, Texas, March 8. Campbell had been evading law enforcement since December 2006...
Common bond leads to common destination (03/19/09)
Their directions in adult life was set years ago, those of Melbourne Head Coach Mike Watson and Conway St. Joseph head man Brent Bruich, and those directions would lead them to a common destination. Watson, son of legendary Lady Bearkatz Head Coach Wayburn Watson, who guided Melbourne to its only state title (the overall girls' championship in 1973), spent his youthful evenings and weekends in gyms all across Izard County and beyond, watching, playing and learning from his dad...
Donkey ball game ready to kick up a storm in Viola (03/19/09)
The Viola High School lock-in committee is sponsoring a donkey basketball game, in conjunction with Circle A Donkey Ball Company. The event is scheduled for a 7 p.m. start on April 2 at the Viola High School gym. Admission is $6 in advance, $8 at the door...
AGFC to begin snakehead eradication (03/19/09)
Almost a year ago, Arkansas Game and Fish Commission fisheries biologists confirmed a breeding population of northern snakehead, an invasive species from Asia, near Brinkley. The population was discovered when a farmer found an unusual fish wiggling along a gravel farm road near a ditch and contacted the AGFC regional office in Brinkley...
Koshkonong man killed in wreck at Fryatt (03/19/09)
FRYATT -- A Koshkonong man, Jason King, 33, was killed in a one-vehicle accident March 15 at 8:53 p.m. on Highway 9 south of Mammoth Spring near Fryatt, According to Officer Kenneth Foley with Troop I of the Arkansas State Police, King was driving a 1997 Mercury south when the car exited the right side of the road, overcorrected crossing both lanes. The car then struck an embankment and overturned ejecting King. He was not wearing a seatbelt...
Commodity distribution set for Fulton County (03/19/09)
Fulton County commodity distribution will be on March 24. Distribution will be at the Salem NADC office located at 146 North Pickren Street beginning at 8:30 a.m. Any questions may be directed to Fulton County Coordinator, JoAnn Lowrie, Monday through Thursday at 895-3628...
Circus tickets now on sale for April 2 performance at Ash Flat (03/19/09)
Men, women and children of all ages! This is a welcome that is usually heard when something fun is getting ready to happen, and in this case it's a circus. The Spring River Area Chamber of Commerce is hosting the Kelly Miller Circus in Ash Flat, next to Tri-County Farm and Ranch Supply, April 2...
Animals removed from Hardy home (03/19/09)
A pet rat, one guinea pig, one rabbit and 37 dogs and cats, that is what Hardy Police Chief Earnie Rose found when he entered a Hardy residence last week. "The smell was so bad I wouldn't even have let my dog in there," Rose said. Rose said he learned of the animals through a Hardy alderman who lived in the area. ...
SR Shelter expenses at $70K a year (03/19/09)
Although the numbers speak for themselves, as far as the success rate of the Spring River Animal Shelter, they don't speak as loud as money. According to Cherokee Village Alderman Peter Martin, the shelter started out as a $20,000 a year project and is now up to $70,000 per year...
Glencoe man's trial rescheduled (03/19/09)
The trial for a Glencoe man, Steven Carpenter, 27, has been rescheduled. The pre-trial date is now April 20 with the jury trial scheduled for August 11. Carpenter is charged with capital murder, aggravated robbery, two counts of theft of property and being a habitual criminal...
Center should be completed by August (03/19/09)
Despite the four natural disasters Sharp County has seen in the past year and the failing economy, the new Highland activity center is on schedule according to Highland Superintendent Ronnie Brogdon. "As you can see passing by, the roof is completely on," Brogdon said. "They are putting up metal studs for the walls and the panels are expected to be here by the end of March, so walls will be going up soon."...
Highland discusses building fronts (03/19/09)
"I think as a business owner myself we all want our places to look beautiful," Highland Alderman Mary Jo Clark said at the city council meeting March 10. "But I think everyone has to do it as they can afford it." During the January Highland City Council meeting, Planning and Zoning Commissioner Richard Smith told the council he felt something needed to be done to minimize the warehouse look in Highland. ...
Commodity distribution set for Fulton County (03/19/09)
Fulton County commodity distribution will be on March 24. Distribution will be at the Salem NADC office located at 146 North Pickren Street beginning at 8:30 a.m. Any questions may be directed to Fulton County Coordinator, JoAnn Lowrie, Monday through Thursday at 895-3628...
Circus tickets now on sale for April 2 performance (03/19/09)
Amanda Powers Staff Writer Men, women and children of all ages! This is a welcome that is usually heard when something fun is getting ready to happen, and in this case it's a circus. The Spring River Area Chamber of Commerce is hosting the Kelly Miller Circus in Ash Flat, next to Tri-County Farm and Ranch Supply, April 2...
Curfew law would protect young drivers (03/19/09)
Emily McIntosh Staff Writer Act 309, sponsored by Sen. J. Jeffress, is a law passed by the state senate and has yet to be approved by Gov. Mike Beebe. The act is "an act to improve the safety of roads and highways in the state by addressing issues related to the licensing of youthful drivers; to amend the law regarding restricted driver's licenses, learner's licenses and intermediate licenses; and for other purposes," according to the senate bill...
Calling on Columbia! (03/19/09)
"Wow." After the way the Couch Lady Indians played in the first two rounds of the Class 2 State Playoffs, that's the reaction that most of those that witnessed the sectional and quarterfinal rounds had to offer up -- "Wow." The state's top-ranked Class 2 team, the Portageville Lady Bulldogs, had to be thinking that after Couch ripped them apart by 15 points in the sectionals...
Bobcat thrills in '61 and '62 (03/19/09)
In what might be called ancient history for today's green-clad Bobcat basketball players (and I wonder how many of their parents were around -- come to think of it, they may have to go to a grandparent) but in the early 1960s, Thayer had a couple of fine basketball teams, coached by Bob Price...
Big start propels Portageville (03/19/09)
With 40 seconds left on the third-period clock, the Portageville Bulldogs looked a bit confused on offense and guard Byron Wright threw the ball to where he thought a teammate should be standing. But there was no teammate there and the basketball sailed into the stands for an un-forced turnover...
Godwin named state finalist for Wendy's Heisman award (03/19/09)
Seth Godwin, a student at Mammoth Spring High School, was named an Arkansas state finalist for Wendy's High School Heisman award. The WHSH program has set the standard for high school student-athletes and gained tremendous prestige in its own right as the program combines the best high school athlete and academic awards. ...
1A-2 North All-Conference selections announced (03/19/09)
All-Conference honors were handed out last week in the 1A-2 North for senior and junior high basketball teams. First team senior girls Chasidy Hutson, Viola; Hannah Wright, Calico Rock; Taylor Cox, Calico Rock; Breanna Doyle, Hillcrest; Taylor Griggs, Viola...
Big changes in Branson during last 50 years (03/19/09)
It might be of interest to Bobcodgers (old Thayer High School Bobcats) that the Branson High School Pirates have long ago grown out of the basketball Class M school category that they were in back in the 1960s. More recently, Branson has jumped from Class 4 into Class 5, the state's largest schools' category...
Hot Springs heartbreak (03/19/09)
In their first-ever trip to the state finals in boys' basketball, the Melbourne Bearkatz were handed a tight 44-40 loss to the St. Joseph Bulldogs March 14 at Summit Arena in Hot Springs. Spencer Caraway (right) drives to the hoop in the second half of the game, while the raucous Melbourne student section rides the rollar-coaster (top and bottom)...
Oh, so close! CONWAY ST. JOSEPH 44, MELBOURNE 40 (03/19/09)
They just needed to do the one thing they had done all year long, just one final time. Down by two points with a mere 20 seconds left in the Class 2A State Championship game at Summit Arena in Hot Springs March 13, the Melbourne Bearkatz just needed to get to the bucket one final time for a chance to pull even with Conway St. Joseph...
Flu bug takes bite outta' Katz (03/19/09)
It wasn't playing on Friday the 13th that had an adverse effect on the Melbourne Bearkatz in the state championship game against Conway St. Joseph, but nonetheless, the Katz were still under a bit the 8-ball in the game. A bout of the flu swept through the community and school district the week of the state title game in Hot Springs and hit Melbourne Coach Mike Watson's squad pretty hard...
1A-2 North All-Conference selections announced (03/19/09)
All-Conference honors were handed out last week in the 1A-2 North for senior and junior high basketball teams. First team senior girls Chasidy Hutson, Viola; Hannah Wright, Calico Rock; Taylor Cox, Calico Rock; Breanna Doyle, Hillcrest; Taylor Griggs, Viola...
Highland strong in softball opener (03/19/09)
The Highland Lady Rebels, runner-ups in the Class 4A State Tournament a year ago, opened the 2009 softball season with a 4-2 non-conference win over Westside March 10 at Ash Flat Ball Park. Karisa Hendrix was sharp as a tack on the hill for Highland in her first action, as she racked up 14 Ks, while walking two, giving up six hits and hitting one Lady Warrior batter...
Warriors rally past Rebels (03/19/09)
The Westside Warriors put together a big two-out rally in the top of the seventh inning to edge past the Highland Rebels 6-5 in the first game of a 3-4A double-header at Ash Flat Ball Park March 10. The Rebels were on top by two, 5-3, when the Warriors struck back...
Deadline approaching for summer ball sign-ups (03/19/09)
Mammoth Spring Little League sign-up sheets should be turned in by March 20. The Mammoth Spring Little League meeting will be held March 20 at 6 p.m. Location of the meeting is the Mammoth Spring High School cafeteria.
Cystic Fibrosis benefit set (03/19/09)
The 24th annual Cystic Fibrosis Benefit Buddy Bass Fishing Tournament is scheduled for April 25 on Norfork Lake. The tournament launch will be out of the Lake Nofork Marina, east of Mountain Home on Highway 62 East. This tournament is the second-largest one held on Norfork Lake each year...
Cystic Fibrosis benefit set (03/19/09)
The 24th annual Cystic Fibrosis Benefit Buddy Bass Fishing Tournament is scheduled for April 25 on Norfork Lake. The tournament launch will be out of the Lake Nofork Marina, east of Mountain Home on Highway 62 East. This tournament is the second-largest one held on Norfork Lake each year...
Bass tourney slated for Salem Beta Club (03/19/09)
The Salem High School Beta Club has scheduled its first-ever Bass Tournament for March 21 at Lake Norfork. Registration will begin that day, beginning at 7 a.m. Early registration is available by calling 870-895-5921, or 870-291-8135. Tournament times are from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. at Panther Bay...
Missourians need be more careful with fire than ever (03/19/09)
Wildfires have destroyed at least three homes already this year, and officials with the Missouri Department of Conservation urge Missourians to be careful with fire and take precautions to protect their property. Assistant Chief Todd Chlanda of the Redings Mill Fire Protection District (FPD) in southwestern Missouri reported that fires destroyed two homes in his area last month...
WPMS 2009 racing schedule released (03/19/09)
Don Gibson, West Plains Motor Speedway promoter, recently announced the 2009 race schedule for his 3/8-mile red clay oval track, located just 6 miles south of West Plains on US Highway 63. Following the second practice session on March 14, the 10th annual Stanfill Memorial Modified Special will kick-off the first three-night special event of the season...
Bass tourney slated for Salem Beta Club (03/19/09)
The Salem High School Beta Club has scheduled its first-ever Bass Tournament for March 21 at Lake Norfork. Registration will begin that day, beginning at 7 a.m. Early registration is available by calling 870-895-5921, or 870-291-8135. Tournament times are from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. at Panther Bay...
Cystic Fibrosis benefit set (03/19/09)
The 24th annual Cystic Fibrosis Benefit Buddy Bass Fishing Tournament is scheduled for April 25 on Norfork Lake. The tournament launch will be out of the Lake Nofork Marina, east of Mountain Home on Highway 62 East. This tournament is the second-largest one held on Norfork Lake each year...
WPMS 2009 racing schedule released (03/19/09)
Don Gibson, West Plains Motor Speedway promoter, recently announced the 2009 race schedule for his 3/8-mile red clay oval track, located just 6 miles south of West Plains on US Highway 63. Following the second practice session on March 14, the 10th annual Stanfill Memorial Modified Special will kick-off the first three-night special event of the season...
Edo Howard (03/19/09)
Edo Howard was born Nov. 26, 1917, in Great Bend, Kan., and died March 8, 2009, in Thayer, Mo., at the age of 91. She was the daughter of W.A. Welch and Clarla Stout Welch. She was employed as a certified nurse's aide. She is survived by: her children, Allen Howard and wife, Anne of Virginia Beach, Va., Leroy Howard and wife, Betty of Koshkonong, Mo., and John Howard of Koshkonong, Mo.; her grandchildren, David Howard and wife, Michelle of Chesterfield, Mo., Leigh Anne Whitworth and husband, Kirk of Leawood, Kan., Amy Christoph of Washington D.C., Shannon Reeves of Mountain Home, Ark., Lacy Delargy of Oklahoma, Robert Jones and wife, Paulette of McAllen, Texas, Chris Reeves and wife, Angie of Thayer, Mo., and LaRee Rees and husband, Ray of Thayer, Mo.; 11 great grandchildren; and two sisters, Loys Hubbard of Goodlettsville, Tenn., and Jan Phenix of Batesville.. ...
Freeda B. Jenkins (03/19/09)
Freeda B. Jenkins, 82, of Cherokee Village, Ark., died March 11, 2009, at Fulton County Hospital in Salem, Ark. She is survived by: her husband, Robert Jenkins of the home; sons, Jerry Lewis of Poplar Bluff, Mo., and Mark Lewis of Texas; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren...
Barbara Ray Ogle (03/19/09)
Barbara Ray Ogle, 76, of Oxford, Ark., daughter of the late William Clarence and Judith Marshall (Montgomery) Royalty, was born on July 29, 1932, in Nelson County, Ky. She died on March 11, 2009, at the Hospice of the Ozarks Hospice House in Mountain Home, Ark...
Nicholas Mullins (03/19/09)
Nicholas "Nick" Ryan Mullins, 23, of Williford, Ark., died March 7, at Northeast Arkansas Hospital in Jonesboro, Ark. He was the son of Lonnie Mullins of Williford and Judy Shirley. He is survived by: his parents; his sister, Krystal Hale of Lake City, Ark.; his brothers, Shannon Mullins of Jonesboro, Ark., and Joe Lazaratto of Williford and his paternal grandmother, Loyce Mullins of Newport, Ark...
Harriett Reynolds (03/19/09)
Harriett Lillian Reynolds, the daughter of the late Edward Croslin and Nellie Mae Stephens Brown, was born July 9, 1915, at Doniphan, Mo. She died Feb. 25, 2009, at the age of 93. On May 8, 1935, she was married at Van Buren, Mo., to Howard Eugene Reynolds who preceded in death on April 12, 1995. For 60 years, Mrs. Reynolds was a member of the Koshkonong United Methodist Church and was a member of the United Methodist Church Women's Club...
Sharon Lee Wheeler Stevens (03/19/09)
Sharon Lee Wheeler Stevens, 52, of Merrium Woods Village, Mo., died March 8, 2009, in Missouri. She was born July 6, 1956, in East St. Louis, Ill., the daughter of Thomas and Eva Wheeler. She attended school at Hardy and Highland, Ark., through the 11th grade...
Barbara Ann Miller (03/19/09)
Barbara Ann Miller, 67, of Cave City, Ark., died March 7, 2009, at the White River Medical Center in Batesville, Ark. She was born April 8, 1941, at Broken Bow, Okla., the daughter of Vernon Haskell and Delia Ann Bearden Harris. She was a homemaker and of the Baptist faith...
Margie Diane Madden (03/19/09)
Margie Diane Madden, 53, was born July 17, 1955, in Sheridan, Ind., daughter of Charles A. Woten and Barbara Bishop Woten. She died March 12, 2009, in Thayer, Mo., after a courageous 10 year battle with breast cancer. She was married on July 28, 1973, at Koshkonong, Mo., to Archie Madden...
Barbara Haskell (03/19/09)
Barbara Jean Haskell, 79, of Salem, Ark., daughter of the late Milo Otis and Margaret Norma (Bump) Hand, was born on June 25, 1929, in Olean, N.Y. She died March 7, 2009, at the Fulton County Hospital in Salem, Ark. Barbara was united in marriage to Fay Lewllyn Haskell on Dec. ...
Joe "Butch" Finney (03/19/09)
Joe "Butch" Finney, 61, of Mammoth Spring, Ark., died March 12, 2009, at his home. He was born Aug. 27, 1947, at Walnut Ridge, Ark., the son of Joe Alexander and Pearl Carolyn Bandy Finney. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran having served in Vietnam. He was a brick layer, a member of the Brick Layer and Allied Craftsman of Indiana/Kentucky Local 4, and a member of the American Legion Post 336 in Hardy. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Mammoth Spring...
Emmett Lawrence Fern (03/19/09)
Emmett Lawrence Fern, 97, of Sedalia, Mo., diedMarch 8, 2009, at the Four Season Living Center in Sedalia, Mo. He was born Dec. 3, 1911, in Thayer, Mo., the son of the late Peter Crawford Fern and Minti Belle (Rodgers) Fern. On Nov. 13, 1934, in Fulton County, Ark., he married Lillian Elizabeth Bell, who preceded him in death Aug. 6, 1998...
Joe Leslie Grimes (03/19/09)
Joe Leslie Grimes, 64, of Dowagiac, Mich., died Feb. 28, 2009, at his residence. He is survived by: two daughters, Leslie Clouse of Decatur, Mich., and Mary Williamson of Dowagiac, Mich; one sister, Linda Mahaffey of Martin Creek; his father Jess Grimes of Hardy; 17 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren...
Richard Marchese Jr. (03/19/09)
Richard Marchese Jr., 61, of Beebe, Ark., died March 13, 2009, at the Veterans Hospital in Little Rock, Ark. He was born May 13, 1947, in Ohio. He was the son of Ross and Bernetta Carlton Marchese. He was retired from the U.S. Army having served two tours of duty in Vietnam. He also had worked for Entergy of Arkansas. He was a lifetime member of the DAV and a member of the Union Valley Baptist Church in Beebe...
Sarah Horner (03/19/09)
Sarah Horner, daughter of the late Daniel L. Autrey and Elizabeth Parker Autrey, was born March 23, 1919, in Autreyville, Ga. She died March 12, 2009, at Southfork River Therapy and Living Center in Salem at the age of 89. She was married to Tommy Horner in 1941 in Kissimmee, Fla. She was a homemaker and a member of the Presbyterian Church...
Dona J. Wilson (03/19/09)
Dona J. Wilson, was born No. 15, 1922, in Darling, Miss., the daughter of Isom T. Jones and Erma Branch Jones. She died March 11, 2009, in Mammoth Spring, Ark., at the age of 86. She was married in 1976, to John M. Wilson who preceded her in death Aug. 29, 1999...
Elenor Winifred Bray (03/19/09)
Elenor Winifred Bray, 82, of Mountain Home, Ark., daughter of the late Luther Milton Davis and Jessie Mae Jullian Davis, was born June 27, 1926, in Oxford, Ark. She died March 12, 2009, at Good Samaritan Village in Mountain Home. She was married to Goldman Bray on March 12, 1942, in Salem, Ark. For many years she was owner/operator of Winnie Gay Dress Shop in Mountain Home. She was a member of the Church of Christ and attended services at West Road in Mountain Home...
Mattie Kay Brinkley (03/19/09)
Mattie Kay Brinkley, 56, of Batesville, Ark., died March 8, 2009, at her home. She was born June 12, 1952, at Batesville, Ark., the daughter of Gary Jerome and Josie Marie (Clifft) Woods. She was a member of the Eastside Southern Baptist Church in Cave City...
Edo Howard (03/19/09)
Edo Howard was born Nov. 26, 1917, in Great Bend, Kan., and died March 8, 2009, in Thayer, Mo., at the age of 91. She was the daughter of W.A. Welch and Clarla Stout Welch. She was employed as a certified nurse's aide. She is survived by: her children, Allen Howard and wife, Anne of Virginia Beach, Va., Leroy Howard and wife, Betty of Koshkonong, Mo., and John Howard of Koshkonong, Mo.; her grandchildren, David Howard and wife, Michelle of Chesterfield, Mo., Leigh Anne Whitworth and husband, Kirk of Leawood, Kan., Amy Christoph of Washington D.C., Shannon Reeves of Mountain Home, Ark., Lacy Delargy of Oklahoma, Robert Jones and wife, Paulette of McAllen, Texas, Chris Reeves and wife, Angie of Thayer, Mo., and LaRee Rees and husband, Ray of Thayer, Mo.; 11 great grandchildren; and two sisters, Loys Hubbard of Goodlettsville, Tenn., and Jan Phenix of Batesville.. ...
Freeda B. Jenkins (03/19/09)
Freeda B. Jenkins, 82, of Cherokee Village, Ark., died March 11, 2009, at Fulton County Hospital in Salem, Ark. She is survived by: her husband, Robert Jenkins of the home; sons, Jerry Lewis of Poplar Bluff, Mo., and Mark Lewis of Texas; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren...
Barbara Ray Ogle (03/19/09)
Barbara Ray Ogle, 76, of Oxford, Ark., daughter of the late William Clarence and Judith Marshall (Montgomery) Royalty, was born on July 29, 1932, in Nelson County, Ky. She died on March 11, 2009, at the Hospice of the Ozarks Hospice House in Mountain Home, Ark...
Nicholas Mullins (03/19/09)
Nicholas "Nick" Ryan Mullins, 23, of Williford, Ark., died March 7, at Northeast Arkansas Hospital in Jonesboro, Ark. He was the son of Lonnie Mullins of Williford and Judy Shirley. He is survived by: his parents; his sister, Krystal Hale of Lake City, Ark.; his brothers, Shannon Mullins of Jonesboro, Ark., and Joe Lazaratto of Williford and his paternal grandmother, Loyce Mullins of Newport, Ark...
Harriett Reynolds (03/19/09)
Harriett Lillian Reynolds, the daughter of the late Edward Croslin and Nellie Mae Stephens Brown, was born July 9, 1915, at Doniphan, Mo. She died Feb. 25, 2009, at the age of 93. On May 8, 1935, she was married at Van Buren, Mo., to Howard Eugene Reynolds who preceded in death on April 12, 1995. For 60 years, Mrs. Reynolds was a member of the Koshkonong United Methodist Church and was a member of the United Methodist Church Women's Club...
Barbara Haskell (03/19/09)
Barbara Jean Haskell, 79, of Salem, Ark., daughter of the late Milo Otis and Margaret Norma (Bump) Hand, was born on June 25, 1929, in Olean, N.Y. She died March 7, 2009, at the Fulton County Hospital in Salem, Ark. Barbara was united in marriage to Fay Lewllyn Haskell on Dec. ...
Margie Diane Madden (03/19/09)
Margie Diane Madden, 53, was born July 17, 1955, in Sheridan, Ind., daughter of Charles A. Woten and Barbara Bishop Woten. She died March 12, 2009, in Thayer, Mo., after a courageous 10 year battle with breast cancer. She was married on July 28, 1973, at Koshkonong, Mo., to Archie Madden...
Emmett Lawrence Fern (03/19/09)
Emmett Lawrence Fern, 97, of Sedalia, Mo., diedMarch 8, 2009, at the Four Season Living Center in Sedalia, Mo. He was born Dec. 3, 1911, in Thayer, Mo., the son of the late Peter Crawford Fern and Minti Belle (Rodgers) Fern. On Nov. 13, 1934, in Fulton County, Ark., he married Lillian Elizabeth Bell, who preceded him in death Aug. 6, 1998...
Sharon Lee Wheeler Stevens (03/19/09)
Sharon Lee Wheeler Stevens, 52, of Merrium Woods Village, Mo., died March 8, 2009, in Missouri. She was born July 6, 1956, in East St. Louis, Ill., the daughter of Thomas and Eva Wheeler. She attended school at Hardy and Highland, Ark., through the 11th grade...
Joe "Butch" Finney (03/19/09)
Joe "Butch" Finney, 61, of Mammoth Spring, Ark., died March 12, 2009, at his home. He was born Aug. 27, 1947, at Walnut Ridge, Ark., the son of Joe Alexander and Pearl Carolyn Bandy Finney. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran having served in Vietnam. He was a brick layer, a member of the Brick Layer and Allied Craftsman of Indiana/Kentucky Local 4, and a member of the American Legion Post 336 in Hardy. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Mammoth Spring...
Joe Leslie Grimes (03/19/09)
Joe Leslie Grimes, 64, of Dowagiac, Mich., died Feb. 28, 2009, at his residence. He is survived by: two daughters, Leslie Clouse of Decatur, Mich., and Mary Williamson of Dowagiac, Mich; one sister, Linda Mahaffey of Martin Creek; his father Jess Grimes of Hardy; 17 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren...
Elenor Winifred Bray (03/19/09)
Elenor Winifred Bray, 82, of Mountain Home, Ark., daughter of the late Luther Milton Davis and Jessie Mae Jullian Davis, was born June 27, 1926, in Oxford, Ark. She died March 12, 2009, at Good Samaritan Village in Mountain Home. She was married to Goldman Bray on March 12, 1942, in Salem, Ark. For many years she was owner/operator of Winnie Gay Dress Shop in Mountain Home. She was a member of the Church of Christ and attended services at West Road in Mountain Home...
Mattie Kay Brinkley (03/19/09)
Mattie Kay Brinkley, 56, of Batesville, Ark., died March 8, 2009, at her home. She was born June 12, 1952, at Batesville, Ark., the daughter of Gary Jerome and Josie Marie (Clifft) Woods. She was a member of the Eastside Southern Baptist Church in Cave City...
Richard Marchese Jr. (03/19/09)
Richard Marchese Jr., 61, of Beebe, Ark., died March 13, 2009, at the Veterans Hospital in Little Rock, Ark. He was born May 13, 1947, in Ohio. He was the son of Ross and Bernetta Carlton Marchese. He was retired from the U.S. Army having served two tours of duty in Vietnam. He also had worked for Entergy of Arkansas. He was a lifetime member of the DAV and a member of the Union Valley Baptist Church in Beebe...
Sarah Horner (03/19/09)
Sarah Horner, daughter of the late Daniel L. Autrey and Elizabeth Parker Autrey, was born March 23, 1919, in Autreyville, Ga. She died March 12, 2009, at Southfork River Therapy and Living Center in Salem at the age of 89. She was married to Tommy Horner in 1941 in Kissimmee, Fla. She was a homemaker and a member of the Presbyterian Church...
Dona J. Wilson (03/19/09)
Dona J. Wilson, was born No. 15, 1922, in Darling, Miss., the daughter of Isom T. Jones and Erma Branch Jones. She died March 11, 2009, in Mammoth Spring, Ark., at the age of 86. She was married in 1976, to John M. Wilson who preceded her in death Aug. 29, 1999...
Freeda Jenkins (03/19/09)
Freeda B. Jenkins, 82, of Cherokee Village, Ark., died March 11, 2009, at Fulton County Hospital in Salem, Ark. She is survived by: her husband Robert Jenkins of the home; sons, Jerry Lewis of Poplar Bluff, Mo., and Mark Lewis of Texas; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren...
Nick Mullins (03/19/09)
Nicholas "Nick" Ryan Mullins, 23, of Williford, Ark., died March 7, 2009, at Northeast Arkansas Hospital in Jonesboro, Ark. He was the son of Lonnie Mullins of Williford and Judy Shirley. He is survived by: his parents; his sister, Krystal Hale of Lake City, Ark.; brothers, Shannon Mullins of Jonesboro, Ark., and Joe Lazaratto of Williford; and paternal grandmother, Loyce Mullins of Newport, Ark...
Barbara Ann Miller (03/19/09)
Barbara Ann Miller, 67, of Cave City, Ark., died March 7, 2009, at the White River Medical Center in Batesville, Ark. She was born April 8, 1941, at Broken Bow, Okla., the daughter of Vernon Haskell and Delia Ann Bearden Harris. She was a homemaker and of the Baptist faith...
Leslie Grimes (03/19/09)
Leslie Grimes, 64, of Dowagiac, Mich., died Feb. 28, 2009, at his residence. He is survived by: two daughters, Leslie Clouse of Decatur, Mich., and Mary Williamson of Dowagiac, Mich; one sister, Linda Mahaffey of Martin Creek; his father Jess Grimes of Hardy; 17 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren...
Sharon Lee Wheeler Stevens (03/19/09)
Sharon Lee Wheeler Stevens, 52, of Merrium Woods Village, Mo., died March 8, 2009, in Missouri. She was born July 6, 1956, in East St. Louis, Ill., the daughter of Thomas and Eva Wheeler. She attended school at Hardy and Highland, Ark., through the 11th grade...
Joe "Butch" Finney (03/19/09)
Joe "Butch" Finney, 61, of Mammoth Spring, Ark., died March 12, 2009, at his home. He was born Aug. 27, 1947, at Walnut Ridge, Ark., the son of Joe Alexander and Pearl Carolyn Bandy Finney. He was a U.S. Air Force Veteran having served in Vietnam. He was a brick layer, a member of the Brick Layer and Allied Craftsman of Indiana/Kentucky Local 4, a member of the American Legion Post 336 in Hardy. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Mammoth Spring...
Mattie Kay Brinkley (03/19/09)
Mattie Kay Brinkley, 56, of Batesville, Ark., died March 8, 2009, at her home. She was born June 12, 1952, at Batesville, Ark., the daughter of Gary Jerome and Josie Marie (Clifft) Woods. She was a member of the Eastside Southern Baptist Church in Cave City...
Landon Ray Newton (03/19/09)
Lance and Lindsay Newton of Flippin announce the birth of their son, Landon Ray Newton, born Dec. 29, 2008, at Baxter Regional Medical Center. He weighed 7 pounds 5ounces and was 20 inches long. Grandparents are Hulen and Beverly Wilhite of Mtn. Home and Judy Newton and the late Marvin Newton of Viola. Grandparents are Lois Cockrum, and Huey and Betty Wilhite all of Gassville...
Spencer Hap Sadler (03/19/09)
Garold and Jessica Saddler of Couch are the parents of a baby boy, Spencer Hap. He was born at 1:02 p.m., March 9, 2009, at Ozarks Medical Center (OMC) in West Plains, Mo. He weighed 7 pounds, 11 ounces and was 20 inches long. Grandparents are David and Tresa Bosley, Couch; Garold Saddler, Prosser, Wash.; and Joella Kern, Prosser, Wash...
Landon Ray Newton (03/19/09)
Lance and Lindsay Newton of Flippin announce the birth of their son, Landon Ray Newton, born Dec. 29, 2008, at Baxter Regional Medical Center. He weighed 7 pounds 5ounces and was 20 inches long. Grandparents are Hulen and Beverly Wilhite of Mtn. Home and Judy Newton and the late Marvin Newton of Viola. Grandparents are Lois Cockrum, and Huey and Betty Wilhite all of Gassville...
Spencer Hap Sadler (03/19/09)
Garold and Jessica Saddler of Couch are the parents of a baby boy, Spencer Hap. He was born at 1:02 p.m., March 9, 2009, at Ozarks Medical Center (OMC) in West Plains, Mo. He weighed 7 pounds, 11 ounces and was 20 inches long. Grandparents are David and Tresa Bosley, Couch; Garold Saddler, Prosser, Wash.; and Joella Kern, Prosser, Wash...
Aidan Dale Fortner (03/19/09)
Reed and Tiffany Fortner of Ash Flat announce the birth of a son on March 12, 2009, at White River Medical Center. The baby has been named Aidan Dale Fortner. He weighed 7 pounds, 3-1/2 ounces. Grandparents are Darci Houdeshell, Desmond Wilson, Renee Fortner...
Sanders -- Burton (03/19/09)
Donald and Patti Sanders of Viola announce the marriage of their daughter, Mysti Hope to John Robert Burton, son of Bill and Julie Burton of Claremore, Okla., on March 20, 2009, in the Thorncrown Chapel in Eureka Springs, Ark.
Baldridge -- Marlow (03/19/09)
Bruce and Brenda Baldridge of Hardy announce the marriage of their daughter, Misty Baldridge to John M. Marlow on March 6, 2009. John is the son of John and Trish Marlow of Searcy, Ark., and Kathy Havron and her fiance Ron Richey of Ash Flat, and the grandson of Bill and Shirley Marlow of Searcy...
Sanders -- Burton (03/19/09)
Donald and Patti Sanders of Viola announce the marriage of their daughter, Mysti Hope to John Robert Burton, son of Bill and Julie Burton of Claremore, Okla., on March 20, 2009, in the Thorncrown Chapel in Eureka Springs, Ark.
Baldridge, Marlow exchange wedding vows (03/19/09)
Bruce and Brenda Baldridge of Hardy announce the marriage of their daughter, Misty Baldridge to John M. Marlow on March 6, 2009. John is the son of John and Trish Marlow of Searcy, Ark., and Kathy Havron and her fiance Ron Richey of Ash Flat, and the grandson of Bill and Shirley Marlow of Searcy...
Baldridge -- Marlow (03/19/09)
Bruce and Brenda Baldridge of Hardy announce the marriage of their daughter, Misty Baldridge to John M. Marlow on March 6, 2009. John is the son of John and Trish Marlow of Searcy, Ark., and Kathy Havron and her fiance Ron Richey of Ash Flat, and the grandson of Bill and Shirley Marlow of Searcy...
Worshams to celebrate 45th anniversary (03/19/09)
R.C. and Tempa Worsham will celebrate their 45th wedding anniversary on March 20. Their children are Rita Foster and Mark Worsham and the late Kevin Lee Worsham. Grandchildren are Renea, Raeleen, Ryan and Kevin Foster and Cody and Faith Worsham.
Worshams to celebrate 45th anniversary (03/19/09)
R.C. and Tempa Worsham will celebrate their 45th wedding anniversary on March 20. Their children are Rita Foster and Mark Worsham and the late Kevin Lee Worsham. Grandchildren are Renea, Raeleen, Ryan and Kevin Foster and Cody and Faith Worsham.
Fulton County Sheriff's Report (03/19/09)
Jessie English, 30, of Salem, was arrested March 9 on a warrant for failur to pay fines for disorderly conduct. English was released on a $727 bond March 9. Brian Shackleford, 38, of Hardy, was arrested March 11 on a warrant for possession with the intent to deliver a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance, use or possession with the intent to use drug paraphernalia and being an habitual offender. Shackelford is being held in the Fulton County Jail in lieu of a $100,000 bond...