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Stories from Thursday, April 9, 2009

Rogers wins (04/09/09)
OREGON COUNTY -- General and Municipal Elections were held in Oregon County April 7. Unofficial results are as follows. Voters in the city of Thayer elected a new mayor. Mayor Merle Williams did not seek re-election. Buddy Rogers was the winner with 224 votes. Rivals Marge Shipp had 187 votes; Doris Brown had 69 votes; and G. (Gary) Clark received 6 votes...
Hatchery presents program (04/09/09)
MAMMOTH SPRING -- Preschool students at Mammoth Spring had a visit from a special guest with some special critters last week. Dewayne French, assistant manager of the Mammoth Spring Fish Hatchery, a division of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, brought several unusual items from the hatchery to share with the students...
Richmond thanked by hospital board (04/09/09)
Fulton County Hospital Chief Executive Officer Angela Richmond handed over her 30-day notice and resignation letter to the board during the March 30 board meeting. Richmond was working part-time between two hospitals, Community Medical Center of Izard County in Calico Rock and FCH in Salem, for the past year...
Check scam makes way into area (04/09/09)
OREGON COUNTY -- A rural Oregon County woman is warning others in the area that there is a check scam going on and they need to be leary of receiving unsolicited checks in the mail. Dennis and Linda Walters live near Couch School on County Road 261. They received three different checks in the mail recently amounting to nearly $13,000...
Forest committee seeking volunteers (04/09/09)
Mark Twain National Forest and Oregon, Ripley and Shannon Counties are seeking candidate volunteers to serve on a resource advisory committee (RAC). The committee will determine how some federal funds are spent in the three listed counties. Funds are returned to counties annually as part of a federal revenue-sharing program for counties that contain National Forest System lands...
Bakery granted license (04/09/09)
THAYER -- A new business, Steve's Old School Bakery and Catering, was granted a business license at a called Thayer City Council meeting March 31. The business is on Sixth Street in the old Thayer Elementary School cafeteria. All council members were present at the meeting and voted in favor of granting Steve Hickinbotham, owner of the new business the license...
National Public Health Week underway (04/09/09)
OREGON COUNTY -- Officials with the Oregon County Health Department have announced April 6-12 as National Public Health Week. Making better choices is the best way to live a longer, healthier life. That is the message from the Oregon County Health Department during National Public Health Week, April 6-12...
The home school alternative (04/09/09)
THAYER -- Jim and Kim Hart of rural Thayer have home schooled and graduated three of their four children and the fourth will also graduate from home school. "My husband was a career military man in the Navy and we moved a lot. We also came from military families and we knew what it was like to move from school to school. Jim would sometimes be gone from home three to six months and we found that home schooling was just more flexible. It allowed us to be together more," said Kim...
Band receives funds (04/09/09)
MAMMOTH SPRING -- Call it a miracle if you want. Paster Jim Lemonds went from having no cell phone service to having cell phone service. This is how Pastor Jim Lemonds learned he and his congregation at the Mammoth Spring First Baptist Church were going to receive help, lots of help, building their new church...
The Chestnut Inn (04/09/09)
Bob Eckman served as master of ceremonies when the Thayer Chamber of Commerce held a Meet the Candidates Forum last week at Los Potrillos Restaurant. Several candidates and members of the community were in attendance. Photo by Jan Thompson
Civic leader charged (04/09/09)
Former Sharp County OEM Coordinator Peter (Pete) Reilly Jr., 64, of Hardy was arrested March 30 on charges of rape and sexual indecency with a child. According to the affidavit for arrest, on March 11 Arkansas State Police Crimes Against Children Division (CACD) received a report of child abuse. The victim, 13, reported to investigators that she was sexually assaulted by Reilly when she was 10 or 11 years old, on two separate occasions...
Richmond resigns from FCH (04/09/09)
Fulton County Hospital Chief Executive Officer Angela Richmond handed over her 30-day notice and resignation letter to the board during the March 30 board meeting. Richmond was working part-time between two hospitals, Community Medical Center of Izard County in Calico Rock and FCH in Salem, for the past year...
The next best thing to The Beatles (04/09/09)
OK, so it's not going to be exactly like it was shortly after midnight on Sept. 18, 1964. That was when an airplane touched down at the Walnut Ridge Airport carrying a cargo more valuable than a B-52 bomber stuffed full of the entire contents of Fort Knox...
Author gives lessons on anger (04/09/09)
No matter how mellow or reserved we think we are, or claim to be, we experience the emotion of anger. Whether it be a simple inconvenience at the grocery store, or that annoying driver in front of you, that spike in adrenalin flares, which often triggers the feelings of anger...
Lusk named to Library Board (04/09/09)
Jan Lusk was born and raised in Hardy. She has always loved to read and enjoyes books, which is much of the reason she will make a great addtion to the Sharp County Library Board. Lusk said when she was young the Hardy Library was in the basement of the Old Hardy Gym. She lived just across from the gym, so every chance she got she was in the library...
Scholarships in honor of Dean and Gladine Himschoot (04/09/09)
Ever since Dean and Gladine Himschoot moved to Arkansas in 1966 they have contributed to the community. Now, in honor of the pleasure they get from helping others, a scholarship has been set up in their names. The scholarship will be awarded to two Highland High School seniors each year. All six of Dean and Gladine's children graduated from Highland High School. "We wanted it (the scholarship) to go to our own," Dean and Gladine's daughter Lynn Himschoot said...
Auction will help Ag Department at Highland (04/09/09)
Got an old tractor, truck or trailer that you have been thinking about selling but haven't had the time? Well, Highland High School Agriculture Department is giving everyone the perfect opportunity to do so April 11. The Future Farmers of America (FFA) is hosting a consignment auction to raise funds for the agriculture department. The funds will not go toward any one particular event, but the department as a whole...
Lottery tickets may be available by this fall (04/09/09)
The Arkansas lottery is getting closer to becoming a reality. Soon, people in Arkansas will be able to go into convenience stores and gas stations and buy lottery tickets in their own state rather than heading to one of the boardering states to get their chance at the big money...
Adorable (04/09/09)
Fulton County Extension Agent Brad McGinley recently presented a program at Viola Head Start on farm animals and their babies. Children learned about farm animals and caring for them. They were also surprised by a special visit from several baby chicks. Photo Submitted...
Richmond thanked by hospital board (04/09/09)
Fulton County Hospital Chief Executive Officer Angela Richmond handed over her 30-day notice and resignation letter to the board during the March 30 board meeting. Richmond was working part-time between two hospitals, Community Medical Center of Izard County in Calico Rock and FCH in Salem, for the past year...
Ozarka sets interviews (04/09/09)
Ozarka College is getting closer to hiring a new college president. March 30 the presidential selection committee met and decided to bring in six candidates for initial interviews for the position. The candidates include, Dr. Clarence Ates, executive vice president of student learning of Northwest Arkansas Community College; Dr. ...
Civic leader charged with rape (04/09/09)
Former Sharp County OEM Coordinator Peter (Pete) Reilly Jr., 64, of Hardy was arrested March 30 on charges of rape and sexual indecency with a child. According to the affidavit for arrest, on March 11 Arkansas State Police Crimes Against Children Division (CACD) received a report of child abuse. The victim, 13, reported to investigators that she was sexually assaulted by Reilly when she was 10 or 11 years old, on two separate occasions...
The next best thing to The Beatles (04/09/09)
OK, so it's not going to be exactly like it was shortly after midnight on Sept. 18, 1964. That was when an airplane touched down at the Walnut Ridge Airport carrying a cargo more valuable than a B-52 bomber stuffed full of the entire contents of Fort Knox...
City wide yard sale (04/09/09)
The community wide yard sale and 6th Annual Salem Chamber of Commerce Fairgrounds Flea Market was a great success April 4. At the square, businesses opened their doors, and a guitarist sang Elvis Presley and old-time songs outside the Timeless Treasures Flea Market. Yard sales were being held throughout the city. Many booths were set up at the fairgrounds including the Master Gardeners selling plants, and one booth from around the St. Louis, Mo., area selling jewelry. Photo by Emily McIntosh...
Toy gun bill moves on to senate for vote (04/09/09)
Running in the sprinklers and playfully shooting water at a friend or sibling with a water gun might become dangerous when that water gun looks too much like a real gun. Real and imitation guns are no stranger to this part of the country. Often, hunters sport their .22 or other shooting rifle in the back windows of their truck cabs, and kids play cops and robbers or cowboys and Indians with toy guns. ...
Could the economy be causing your obesity? (04/09/09)
Though many people's wallets may be sliming down in this economy, some people may have noticed their waistline is getting bigger. Due to the vast sea of dollar and value menues offered at fast food chains around the country, many have found it difficult to be thrifty and in shape at the same time...
Gardening popular during recession (04/09/09)
Many locals enjoy the first fruits of the garden. A plump, juicy, red tomato is always a favorite to sink one's teeth into during the summer. Now, gardening has become more than a past-time, it has become a necessity for some during the recession. Rather than paying $3 or $4 per pound for vegetables and fruits at the grocery store and canned veggies and fruits for $1 or more per can, people are beginning to see the advantage of rolling up their sleeves and growing their own gardens...
Proclamation (04/09/09)
Fulton County Judge Charles Willett signed a proclamation proclaiming April 6-12 Public Health Week in Fulton County. According to an Arkansas Department of Health press release, "Fulton County is recognizing Gov. Mike Beebe and the 87th General Assembly, whose legislative efforts during the current session have been nothing short of monumental in terms of their long-term significance to the quality of life and public health in the state."...
Wreck (04/09/09)
April 3 at about 2 p.m. Fulton County dispatch received a call of a wreck on Whippoorwill Road. A small, green GMC truck was in the ditch. Apparently, the driver lost control on the dirt road and ran over and into the embankment. At least one person was injured and taken to the Fulton County Hospital. ...
Basketball tournament to benefit Kiwanis scholarships (04/09/09)
Cherokee Village Kiwanis has announced plans for its third annual 3-on-3 basketball tournament to be held May 9 at the Highland High School gym. Start time for the tourney is 8:30 a.m. The entry fee is $60 per team or $15 per person and sign-up deadline is April 18...
Softball tourney slated in Cave City (04/09/09)
The Cave City class of 2009 has scheduled a Spring Fling men's softball tournament for April 18, beginning at 8 a.m. In case of rain, the tournament will be moved to April 25. Proceeds of the Spring Fling tourney will go to support the Cave City class of 2009's drug and alcohol free graduation party...
Hendrix new queen of the K (04/09/09)
Move over Marisa Baltz. There's a new strikeout queen in town. And her name is Karisa Hendrix. Entering Highland's home double-header with the Greene County Tech Lady Eagles April 3, Hendrix was just five strikeouts shy of the state record that Baltz set from 2004-07, when the former Pocahontas Lady Redskin fanned 1,100 over the course of her four-year career...
Lady Rebs defend tourney title (04/09/09)
Just because they were out of time didn't mean they were out of hope. Locked in a tight battle with the Westside Lady Warriors in the championship game of Rebel Rumble IV at Ash Flat Ball Park, it was do-or-die time for the Highland Lady Rebels. Trailing Westside 2-1 in the bottom of the sixth inning, and with the one-hour time limit per game already expired, Highland needed a spark ... and a couple of runs, in a bad way...
Cavewomen win by 19 runs (04/09/09)
The Cave City Cavewomen roughed up Bergman by the count of 20-1 in 3A-1 East softball play March 30. This one was over early, as Cave City crossed the plate 19 times in the first inning. Rebekah Roebuck earned the win for the Cavewomen and she gave up just one hit in the game...
Zebras can't catch Cougs (04/09/09)
The Izard County Cougars took two games from the visiting Black Rock Zebras April 1 at the Cougar Sports Complex in Brockwell. The Cougs opened the conference double-header sweep with an 11-4 rout in game one. Then in game two, Izard County blasted Black Rock 15-6...
Payne big for Longhorns (04/09/09)
Jacob Payne was the man of the hour for the Viola Longhorns April 1. Payne slammed a three-run homer at the plate and held Calico Rock to just five hits on the hill, as Viola topped the Pirates 15-5 in 1A-2 West play. Jacob Luther also had some success with the long ball, hitting a pair of round-trippers while driving in four runs for the Horns...
Salem outlasts Heber Springs (04/09/09)
They were forced to play catch-up, so play catch-up was just what the Salem Lady Greyhounds did against Heber Springs in the Rebel Rumble IV at Ash Flat Ball Park April 4. Down 3-0 after the first inning, the Lady Hounds chipped off five unanswered runs and fought their way back to knock off the Lady Panthers 5-3...
Softball tourney slated in Cave City (04/09/09)
The Cave City class of 2009 has scheduled a Spring Fling men's softball tournament for April 18, beginning at 8 a.m. In case of rain, the tournament will be moved to April 25. Proceeds of the Spring Fling tourney will go to support the Cave City class of 2009's drug and alcohol free graduation party...
Basketball tournament to benefit Kiwanis scholarships (04/09/09)
Cherokee Village Kiwanis has announced plans for its third annual 3-on-3 basketball tournament to be held May 9 at the Highland High School gym. Start time for the tourney is 8:30 a.m. The entry fee is $60 per team or $15 per person and sign-up deadline is April 18...
Norfork, Bull Shoals parks now open (04/09/09)
In the wake of the 2008 floods and the crippling January ice storm, the Army Corps of Engineers has been hard at work repairing damage and getting as many park facilities as possible ready for the 2009 recreation season. All boat launch ramps and four parks are fully open at Bull Shoals and Norfork lakes...
Lady Cougars sweep Black Rock (04/09/09)
The Izard County Lady Cougars ran their 1A-2 East record to 6-1 by sweeping a double-dip from the Black Rock Lady Zebras April 1. Izard County won game one 6-3 and followed that with a 6-0 shutout in game two. Sarah Taylor was brilliant as usual and the fireballing senior pitcher racked up back-to-back no-hitters against Black Rock...
Melbourne stops Midland (04/09/09)
With Michelle Arnold and Maggie Cooper in control of things in the pitching circle, the Melbourne Lady Bearkatz gave Midland its first 2-2A softball loss this season. Arnold and Cooper combined to hold the Lady Mustangs to just one hit, as Melbourne shutout Midland 7-0 March 31...
Highland knocks off Lady Horns (04/09/09)
Taking advantage of a productive third inning at the plate, the Highland Lady Rebels broke open a close game and dropped the Viola Lady Longhorns 9-0 in non-conference softball action March 30 at Viola City Park. The game was a scoreless tie through two innings of play, with Highland starter Karisa Hendrix and Viola hurler Dedra Johnston both looking comfortable in the pitching circle early. Both pitchers faced just one hitter above the minimum in the first two frames...
Rosters set for Grizzly Classic (04/09/09)
Player rosters are complete for the fourth annual Grizzly All-Star Classic, set for April 11 at the West Plains Civic Center. Yancey Walker, head coach of the Missouri State University-West Plains Grizzly basketball team, said the invitations to those selected to participate in the games were mailed to area coaches during the past few weeks, and he said several selected All-stars have already accepted their invitation to participate in this prestigious event...
Rosters set for Grizzly Classic (04/09/09)
Player rosters are complete for the fourth annual Grizzly All-Star Classic, set for April 11 at the West Plains Civic Center. Yancey Walker, head coach of the Missouri State University-West Plains Grizzly basketball team, said the invitations to those selected to participate in the games were mailed to area coaches during the past few weeks, and he said several selected All-stars have already accepted their invitation to participate in this prestigious event...
Basketball tournament to benefit Kiwanis scholarships (04/09/09)
Cherokee Village Kiwanis has announced plans for its third annual 3-on-3 basketball tournament to be held May 9 at the Highland High School gym. Start time for the tourney is 8:30 a.m. The entry fee is $60 per team or $15 per person and sign-up deadline is April 18...
Softball tourney slated in Cave City (04/09/09)
The Cave City class of 2009 has scheduled a Spring Fling men's softball tournament for April 18, beginning at 8 a.m. In case of rain, the tournament will be moved to April 25. Proceeds of the Spring Fling tourney will go to support the Cave City class of 2009's drug and alcohol free graduation party...
Norfork, Bull Shoals parks now open (04/09/09)
In the wake of the 2008 floods and the crippling January ice storm, the Army Corps of Engineers has been hard at work repairing damage and getting as many park facilities as possible ready for the 2009 recreation season. All boat launch ramps and four parks are fully open at Bull Shoals and Norfork lakes...
Collection of day use fees now underway on two area lakes (04/09/09)
On Arpril 1, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Norfork and Bull Shoals lakes resumed collection of day use fees. These fees had been suspended since last season's record-high lake levels. Boat launch ramps have been repaired and water damaged signs and fee vaults are being replaced...
Jeanette C. Hagerman (04/09/09)
Jeanette C. Hagerman, 68, formerly of Cherokee Village, Ark and Louisville, Ky., died March 19, 2009, in Spartanburg, SC. Born in Louisville, a daughter of John C. and Winnie Smith Huff, Jeanette was married to Lewis Hagerman for 50 years. She was of the Baptist faith...
Randy G. James (04/09/09)
Randy G. James, of Kansas City, Mo., died March 29, 2009. He was born Nov. 17, 1961, in Kansas City, Mo., the son of O'Neil "Danny" James and Ezma Baker James. He attended Center High School and later married Laura Hale. Together, they had two children. Randy was a marble fabricator in the marble industry, working 23 years for Carthage Marble...
Gladys E. Reeves (04/09/09)
Gladys E. Reeves, 87, of Cave City, Ark., died April 2, 2009, at her home. She was born May 27, 1921, at Salem, Mo., the daughter of Albert Henry and Alice Beatrice (Cloak) Schmitt. She was a homemaker and a member of the Shepherd's Chapel in Gravette, Ark...
Gary Ray Manry (04/09/09)
Gary Ray Manry, 54, of Salem, Ark., son of the late Troy and Odessia (Coggins) Manry, was born on March 15, 1955, in Sterling, Ill. He died March 29, 2009, at his home after a long illness with Juvenile Diabetes. Gary spent his working years as a building contractor, installing stained-glass windows in churches across the country including the windows at St. Mary of the Mount Catholic Church in Horseshoe Bend, Ark...
Robert (Bob) Rhea (04/09/09)
Robert (Bob) C. Rhea, 72, was born July 25, 1936, in Salem, Ark. He died March 23, 2009 . Bob moved to Washington from Arkansas in 1953. He met Norma Dellinger in early 1958 and married her in November of that year. They celebrated their 50th anniversary, Nov. 26, 2008, with family. They had three children, Teresa, Cheryl and Bob, Jr...
Maxine M. Morris (04/09/09)
Maxine M. Morris, of Gepp, Ark., daughter of the late Henry Hager and Sarah Tackett Hager, was born Dec. 5, 1921, in Vidette, Ark. She died April 5, 2009, at Fulton County Hospital in Salem, at the age of 87. She was united in marriage to John C. Morris on Aug. 22, 1939, at Vidette. She was a homemaker and a member of the County Line Baptist Church...
Mary White (04/09/09)
Mary White, 81, of Salem, Ark., formerly of Gurdon, died March 7, 2009, at the hospital in Salem. She was born Jan. 10, 1928, in Gurdon to Lee Roy and Mary McGougan Mauldin. She lived most of her life in Gurdon, before moving to Salem to be closer to her family...
Artie M. Clayton (04/09/09)
Artie M. Clayton, 95, of Salem, Ark., daughter of the late John W. Moser and Nancy Montgomery Moser, was born Feb. 23, 1914, in Morriston, Ark. She died April 3, 2009 at Fulton County Hospital in Salem. She was married to Jack Clayton on Nov. 9, 1935...
Evie Marie Arnold (04/09/09)
Evie Marie Hall Johnson Arnold, daughter of the late John Hall and Arizona Pugh, was born Jan. 20, 1935, in Batesville, Ark. She died March 31, 2009, at her home in Franklin, Ark. She had a 30 year career with the International Shoe Company of Batesville as an instructor. She was united in marriage to Wesley Arnold on July 6, 1984. As husband and wife, they worked another 12 years running their grocery store, Foodways Market in Horseshoe Bend...
Cleatus Ehrhardt (04/09/09)
Cleatus Darrell Ehrhardt was born Oct. 20, 1953, at Myrtle, Mo., the son of Lehman Ehrhardt and JoRheta Ehrhardt. He died March 29, 2009, in Little Rock, Ark., at the age of 55. He was a carpenter and construction worker. He was a veteran of the United States Army, serving his country in the Vietnam War...
Madge Williams Wright (04/09/09)
Madge Williams Wright, 91, of Strawberry, Ark., died March 31, 2009, at Cave City, Ark. She was born April 9, 1917, at Strawberry, Ark., the daughter er of Lewis and Maude Penn Williams. She was a self-employed seamstress, active in the Senior Citizens Center at Strawberry and a member of the Strawberry Church of Christ...
George Earl Huff (04/09/09)
George Earl Huff, 86, of Cherokee Village, Ark., died Dec. 16, 2008, at White River Medical Center in Batesville, Ark. He was the son of the late George and Vida (Robertson) Huff. Earl retired from the state of Indiana as an entomologist. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was a member of the Masons, the American Legion and the Lions Club...
Sharon Renee Murphy (04/09/09)
Sharon Renee Murphy, 38, of Brock, Texas, died Monday, March 23, 2009, at her home. She was born July 20, 1970, in Memphis, Tenn. She spent her childhood in Hardy, Ark. She moved to Texas in 1994. She was a member of Beulah Baptist Church near Millsap, Texas...
George Earl Huff (04/09/09)
George Earl Huff, 86, of Cherokee Village, Ark., died Dec. 16, 2008, at White River Medical Center in Batesville, Ark. He was the son of the late George and Vida (Robertson) Huff. Earl retired from the state of Indiana as an entomologist. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was a member of the Masons, the American Legion and the Lions Club...
Madge Williams Wright (04/09/09)
Madge Williams Wright, 91, of Strawberry, Ark., died March 31, 2009, at Cave City, Ark. She was born April 9, 1917, at Strawberry, Ark., the daughter of Lewis and Maude Penn Williams. She was a self-employed seamstress, active in the Senior Citizens Center at Strawberry and a member of the Strawberry Church of Christ...
Evie Marie Arnold (04/09/09)
Evie Marie Hall Johnson Arnold, daughter of the late John Hall and Arizona Pugh, was born Jan. 20, 1935, in Batesville, Ark. She died March 31, 2009, at her home in Franklin, Ark. She had a 30 year career with the International Shoe Company of Batesville as an instructor. She was united in marriage to Wesley Arnold on July 6, 1984. As husband and wife, they worked another 12 years running their grocery store, Foodways Market in Horseshoe Bend...
Sharon Renee Murphy (04/09/09)
Sharon Renee Murphy, 38, of Brock, Texas, died March 23, 2009, at her home. She was born July 20, 1970, in Memphis, Tenn. She spent her childhood in Hardy, Ark. She moved to Texas in 1994. She was a member of Beulah Baptist Church near Millsap, Texas...
Gladys E. Reeves (04/09/09)
Gladys E. Reeves, 87, of Cave City, Ark., died April 2, 2009, at her home. She was born May 27, 1921, at Salem, Mo., the daughter of Albert Henry and Alice Beatrice (Cloak) Schmitt. She was a homemaker and a member of the Shepherd's Chapel in Gravette, Ark...
Jeanette Hagerman (04/09/09)
Jeanette C. Hagerman, 68, formerly of Cherokee Village, Ark., and Louisville, Ky., died March 19, 2009, in Spartanburg, SC. Born in Louisville, a daughter of John C. and Winnie Smith Huff, Jeanette was married to Lewis Hagerman for 50 years. She was of the Baptist faith...
Cleatus Ehrhardt (04/09/09)
Cleatus Darrell Ehrhardt was born Oct. 20, 1953, at Myrtle, Mo., the son of Lehman Ehrhardt and JoRheta Ehrhardt. He died March 29, 2009, in Little Rock, Ark., at the age of 55. He was a carpenter and a construction worker. He was a veteran of the United States Army, serving his country in the Vietnam War...
Randy G. James (04/09/09)
Randy G. James, of Kansas City, Mo., died March 29, 2009. He was born Nov. 17, 1961, in Kansas City, Mo., the son of O'Neil "Danny" James and Ezma Baker James. He attended Center High School and later married Laura Hale. Together, they had two children. Randy was a marble fabricator in the marble industry, working 23 years for Carthage Marble...
Jeanette C. Hagerman (04/09/09)
Jeanette C. Hagerman, 68, formerly of Cherokee Village, Ark and Louisville, Ky., died March 19, 2009, in Spartanburg, SC. Born in Louisville, a daughter of John C. and Winnie Smith Huff, Jeanette was married to Lewis Hagerman for 50 years. She was of the Baptist faith...
Gladys E. Reeves (04/09/09)
Gladys E. Reeves, 87, of Cave City, Ark., died April 2, 2009, at her home. She was born May 27, 1921, at Salem, Mo., the daughter of Albert Henry and Alice Beatrice (Cloak) Schmitt. She was a homemaker and a member of the Shepherd's Chapel in Gravette, Ark...
Gary Ray Manry (04/09/09)
Gary Ray Manry, 54, of Salem, Ark., son of the late Troy and Odessia (Coggins) Manry, was born on March 15, 1955, in Sterling, Ill. He died March 29, 2009, at his home after a long illness with Juvenile Diabetes. Gary spent his working years as a building contractor, installing stained-glass windows in churches across the country including the windows at St. Mary of the Mount Catholic Church in Horseshoe Bend, Ark...
Robert (Bob) Rhea (04/09/09)
Robert (Bob) C. Rhea, 72, was born July 25, 1936, in Salem, Ark. He died March 23, 2009 . Bob moved to Washington from Arkansas in 1953. He met Norma Dellinger in early 1958 and married her in November of that year. They celebrated their 50th anniversary, Nov. 26, 2008, with family. They had three children, Teresa, Cheryl and Bob, Jr...
Maxine M. Morris (04/09/09)
Maxine M. Morris, of Gepp, Ark., daughter of the late Henry Hager and Sarah Tackett Hager, was born Dec. 5, 1921, in Vidette, Ark. She died April 5, 2009, at Fulton County Hospital in Salem, at the age of 87. She was united in marriage to John C. Morris on Aug. 22, 1939, at Vidette. She was a homemaker and a member of the County Line Baptist Church...
Mary White (04/09/09)
Mary White, 81, of Salem, Ark., formerly of Gurdon, died March 7, 2009, at the hospital in Salem. She was born Jan. 10, 1928, in Gurdon to Lee Roy and Mary McGougan Mauldin. She lived most of her life in Gurdon, before moving to Salem to be closer to her family...
Artie M. Clayton (04/09/09)
Artie M. Clayton, 95, of Salem, Ark., daughter of the late John W. Moser and Nancy Montgomery Moser, was born Feb. 23, 1914, in Morriston, Ark. She died April 3, 2009 at Fulton County Hospital in Salem. She was married to Jack Clayton on Nov. 9, 1935...
Evie Marie Arnold (04/09/09)
Evie Marie Hall Johnson Arnold, daughter of the late John Hall and Arizona Pugh, was born Jan. 20, 1935, in Batesville, Ark. She died March 31, 2009, at her home in Franklin, Ark. She had a 30 year career with the International Shoe Company of Batesville as an instructor. She was united in marriage to Wesley Arnold on July 6, 1984. As husband and wife, they worked another 12 years running their grocery store, Foodways Market in Horseshoe Bend...
Cleatus Ehrhardt (04/09/09)
Cleatus Darrell Ehrhardt was born Oct. 20, 1953, at Myrtle, Mo., the son of Lehman Ehrhardt and JoRheta Ehrhardt. He died March 29, 2009, in Little Rock, Ark., at the age of 55. He was a carpenter and construction worker. He was a veteran of the United States Army, serving his country in the Vietnam War...
Madge Williams Wright (04/09/09)
Madge Williams Wright, 91, of Strawberry, Ark., died March 31, 2009, at Cave City, Ark. She was born April 9, 1917, at Strawberry, Ark., the daughter er of Lewis and Maude Penn Williams. She was a self-employed seamstress, active in the Senior Citizens Center at Strawberry and a member of the Strawberry Church of Christ...
George Earl Huff (04/09/09)
George Earl Huff, 86, of Cherokee Village, Ark., died Dec. 16, 2008, at White River Medical Center in Batesville, Ark. He was the son of the late George and Vida (Robertson) Huff. Earl retired from the state of Indiana as an entomologist. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was a member of the Masons, the American Legion and the Lions Club...
Sharon Renee Murphy (04/09/09)
Sharon Renee Murphy, 38, of Brock, Texas, died Monday, March 23, 2009, at her home. She was born July 20, 1970, in Memphis, Tenn. She spent her childhood in Hardy, Ark. She moved to Texas in 1994. She was a member of Beulah Baptist Church near Millsap, Texas...
Kenly Rose Brown (04/09/09)
Lonny and Jessica Brown of Salem announce the birth of a daughter born March 17, 2009. The baby has been named Kenly Rose Brown. She weighed 8 pounds, 7 ounces and was 20 inches long. Her grandparents are Jerry and Laura Brown of Salem, and Vickie Harley of Oklahoma...
Hailey Marie Hester (04/09/09)
Alex and Sarah Hester of Hardy, announce the birth of a daughter on March 25, 2009, at St. Bernard's Hospital in Jonesboro. The baby has been named Hailey Marie and weighed 5 pounds, 13 ounces. Siblings are Chloe Isabel, 2. Grandparents are Clyde Collins of Ravenden, Ark., Donna Collins of Hardy and Barbara Murphy of Hardy...
Bailey Paige Seyler (04/09/09)
Micheal Seyler and Lauren Statler of Salem, Ark., proudly announce the birth of their baby girl, Bailey Paige Seyler. She was born Feb. 25, 2009, at Baptist Health in Little Rock, Ark. She weighed 5 pounds, 14 ounces and was 17 inches long.
Jeremiah Henry Foster (04/09/09)
Douglas and Jennifer Foster of West Plains are the parents of a baby boy, Jeremiah Henry. He was born at 9:54 p.m., March 21, 2009, at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains. He weighed 7 pounds, 6-1/2 ounces and was 20-1/2 inches long. Grandparents are Dave and Debra O'Dell, Eminence, and Ray and Linda Foster, Salem, Ark...
Madison Rayleigh Romine (04/09/09)
Chris and Ashleigh Romine of Camp announce the birth of a daughter, Madison Rayleigh born March 24, 2009, at Baxter Regional Medical Center in Mountain Home. She weighed 7 pounds, 11 ounces. Grandparents are Wendell and Nancey Romine of Salem and David and Janice King of Camp...
Jasper Seven Cypret (04/09/09)
Johnny and Amy Cypret of Thayer, Mo., announce the birth of a son, Jasper Seven Cypret. He was born March 16, 2009, St. Bernard's Hospital in Jonesboro and weighed 7 pounds, 6 ounces. He siblings are Lance, 18, and Adeline, 2. Grandparents are Van and Diane Garrison of Thayer and Janet and Steve Alford of Thayer...
Hailey Marie Hester (04/09/09)
Alex and Sarah Hester of Hardy announce the birth of a daughter on March 25, 2009 at St. Bernard's Hospital in Jonesboro. The baby has been named Hailey Marie and weighed 5 pounds, 13 ounces. Siblings are Chloe Isabel, 2. Grandparents are Clyde Collins of Ravenden, Ark., Donna Collins of Hardy and Barbara Murphy of Hardy...
Kenly Rose Brown (04/09/09)
Lonny and Jessica Brown of Salem announce the birth of a daughter born March 17, 2009. The baby has been named Kenly Rose Brown. She weighed 8 pounds, 7 ounces and was 20 inches long. Her grandparents are Jerry and Laura Brown of Salem, and Vickie Harley of Oklahoma...
Hailey Marie Hester (04/09/09)
Alex and Sarah Hester of Hardy, announce the birth of a daughter on March 25, 2009, at St. Bernard's Hospital in Jonesboro. The baby has been named Hailey Marie and weighed 5 pounds, 13 ounces. Siblings are Chloe Isabel, 2. Grandparents are Clyde Collins of Ravenden, Ark., Donna Collins of Hardy and Barbara Murphy of Hardy...
Bailey Paige Seyler (04/09/09)
Micheal Seyler and Lauren Statler of Salem, Ark., proudly announce the birth of their baby girl, Bailey Paige Seyler. She was born Feb. 25, 2009, at Baptist Health in Little Rock, Ark. She weighed 5 pounds, 14 ounces and was 17 inches long.
Jeremiah Henry Foster (04/09/09)
Douglas and Jennifer Foster of West Plains are the parents of a baby boy, Jeremiah Henry. He was born at 9:54 p.m., March 21, 2009, at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains. He weighed 7 pounds, 6-1/2 ounces and was 20-1/2 inches long. Grandparents are Dave and Debra O'Dell, Eminence, and Ray and Linda Foster, Salem, Ark...
Madison Rayleigh Romine (04/09/09)
Chris and Ashleigh Romine of Camp announce the birth of a daughter, Madison Rayleigh born March 24, 2009, at Baxter Regional Medical Center in Mountain Home. She weighed 7 pounds, 11 ounces. Grandparents are Wendell and Nancey Romine of Salem and David and Janice King of Camp...
Jasper Seven Cypret (04/09/09)
Johnny and Amy Cypret of Thayer, Mo., announce the birth of a son, Jasper Seven Cypret. He was born March 16, 2009, St. Bernard's Hospital in Jonesboro and weighed 7 pounds, 6 ounces. He siblings are Lance, 18, and Adeline, 2. Grandparents are Van and Diane Garrison of Thayer and Janet and Steve Alford of Thayer...
Vance Anniversary (04/09/09)
Bill and Minnie Vance were surprised with a dinner party celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary at Riverbend Restaurant in Mammoth Spring recently. Bill is retired from the U.S. Postal Service and he and Minnie recently moved to the Fryatt community from Newport, Ark. They are the parents of Janette Privett of Mammoth Spring and Allen Ray Vance of Newport and have three grandchildren...
Vance Anniversary (04/09/09)
Bill and Minnie Vance were surprised with a dinner party celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary at Riverbend Restaurant in Mammoth Spring recently. Bill is retired from the U.S. Postal Service and he and Minnie recently moved to the Fryatt community from Newport, Ark. They are the parents of Janette Privett of Mammoth Spring and Allen Ray Vance of Newport and have three grandchildren...
Thayer Police Report (04/09/09)
John W. Johnson, 37, of Thayer was given a ticket April 5 for driving with a suspended license. Robert N. Dunlap Jr., 28, of Ward, Ark., was given a ticket April 9 for driving with a suspended license. Robert S. Dacus, 54, of Jonesboro, Ark., was issued a citation March 30 for exceeding the posted speed limit...
Izard County Sheriff's Report (04/09/09)
A Florida man was arrested April 3 during a traffic stop on drug charges. David Madison Dickson, 28, of Steinhatchee, Fla., was charged with possession of a controlled substance and possession of narcotics. Dickson remains in the Izard County Detention Facility in lieu of a $25,000 bond...
Fulton County Sheriff's Report (04/09/09)
Those who are in custody prior to the week of report with no change of status are James Parrish and William Chilcutt. Fulton County crime report: Eddy Fletcher, 48, of Salem, was sentenced March 16 to the Arkansas Department of Correction. Fletcher was transferred to DOC March 31...