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Stories from Thursday, April 16, 2009

Final debris pickup is April 20 at Thayer (04/16/09)
Debris -- it's a word most people are tired of dealing with, reading about and hearing about. Most would gladly assign this word to the back of their memory for the next 100 years or more. The effects of the January ice storm will be felt and seen for a long time in the area as residents continue to find more fallen branches in yards after each wind storm blows through...
One, Two, Three ... (04/16/09)
A young boy counts his eggs during the Mammoth Spring Post 7831 VFW Women's Auxiliary Easter egg Hunt April 12 at Mammoth Spring City Park. Photo by Steven Looney
Passing the gavel (04/16/09)
Mayor Merle Williams will try his hand at retirement again. With all the work he's done for the community, we'll see if he'll be able to bear some relaxation. In Thayer's April 7 municipal elections, Earl D. "Buddy" Rogers won the election for mayor and the gavel was passed to him April 14 at the Thayer City Council meeting...
Easter egg hunt rescheduled (04/16/09)
Due to inclement weather the Easter egg hunt scheduled for Sunday, April 12 at the Mammoth Spring State Park has been rescheduled to Sunday, April 19 at 2 p.m.
New administration will lead Thayer (04/16/09)
Voters say 'Yes' to all three proposals
Council meets with movie director (04/16/09)
Local actor/director Warren McCullough was at the April 6 Mammoth Spring City Council meeting to discuss filming portions of a movie in the Thayer-Mammoth Spring area. "We will be filming mostly on Sundays. We do not want to block anyone's business or parking," McCullough said...
Use caution when cutting trees (04/16/09)
In light of current events and recent accident reports, it is important to publish this safety reminder. The destructive effects the late January ice storm had on trees in the area is still quite visible and will be for some time to come. With professional tree services booked up with jobs for weeks in the future, many homeowners have resorted to self reliance by taking on limb removal on their own...
Deadline approaches for property assessment (04/16/09)
Fulton County Assessor Brad Schaufler reminds everyone they may assess personal property for 2009 between Jan. 2 and May 31. After May 31, a 10 percent penalty will be added. When adding vehicles to personal property assessments, the vehicle identification number (VIN) is required...
Number of highway fatalities drop (04/16/09)
Although highway fatalities have dropped across the county by fairly large numbers, the drop has not been as large in southern Missouri in the nine county Troop G area that covers Oregon County. Others counties included in the Troop G area are: Carter, Douglas, Howell, Ozark, reynolds, Shannon, Texas and Wright...
Food rooms offer assistance in recession (04/16/09)
Help is something that many people are looking for these days with the weak economy and not know when it will start looking up again. Fortunately, there are some places people can go to if they are facing hard times. Dwight Sharp with the Arkansas Department of Human Services office in Salem listed off several programs designed to help those in need. ...
Support group available for diabetics (04/16/09)
When a person is diagnosed with diabetes, diet and exercise is one of the most important things they can do to maintain their sugar levels. But, diet does not mean they cannot eat good food, it simply means portion control and healthy versions of good foods should be implemented...
Oregon County Courthouses (04/16/09)
Oregon County, Mo., was originally a part of Ripley County which was created in January of 1833. It covered what is now Ripley, Carter, Shannon, Oregon and Howell counties. Van Buren, Mo., was the first county seat for this area. Ripley County was very large and over an 18 year period was divided to form five counties -- Shannon County in 1841, Oregon County in 1845, Howell County in 1857 and Carter County in 1859. Howell County was actually created from a portion designated as Oregon County...
Womanless Beauty Pageant (04/16/09)
Men showed their stuff in drag at the annual Womanless Beauty Pageant April 10 at the Salem High School Gym. The event was to raise money for the Salem Senior Lock-in on the night of graduation. Photo by Emily McIntosh
Coroner remembered (04/16/09)
Sharp County citizens shared feelings of dismay and sadness as the news that Sharp County Coroner Randy McComas, 34, was found dead due to an apparent suicide. Ravenden Chief of Police Tim McComas, Randy's cousin, called Sharp County Sheriff Dale Weaver around 7 p.m., April 8. Tim informed Sheriff Weaver that his father, Frank McComas, had discovered Randy in the cemetery behind the Christian Tabernacle Church on Highway 175...
Debris clean-up still ongoing (04/16/09)
There are several who still walk out the front door each morning to be greeted by the tangled mess of branches sitting by the road and they would like to know when that mess will disappear. According to Fulton County Judge Charles Willett, the county is about one third of the way finished with the removal of the debris left behind by January's ice storm. "The progress has been slow in the past week because of the weather," Willett said...
Food rooms offer assistance in recession (04/16/09)
Help is something that many people are looking for these days with the weak economy and not know when it will start looking up again. Fortunately, there are some places people can go to if they are facing hard times. Dwight Sharp with the Arkansas Department of Human Services office in Salem listed off several programs designed to help those in need. ...
Support group available for diabetics (04/16/09)
When a person is diagnosed with diabetes, diet and exercise is one of the most important things they can do to maintain their sugar levels. But, diet does not mean they cannot eat good food, it simply means portion control and healthy versions of good foods should be implemented...
Chocolate Escape (04/16/09)
Chocolate Escape was held April 8 in the Orange Room at the North Arkansas Electric Cooperative. The strong scent of chocolate could be smelled as one entered through the doorway. Tables were covered with everything from chocolate chip cookies to chocolate cake. Those who came to the event paid $10 to fill a box with as much chocolate as they could. The event raised $970 for Relay for Life. Photo by Emily McIntosh...
Deadline approaches for property assessment (04/16/09)
Fulton County Assessor Brad Schaufler reminds everyone they may assess personal property for 2009 between Jan. 2 and May 31. After May 31, a 10 percent penalty will be added. When adding vehicles to personal property assessments, the vehicle identification number (VIN) is required...
Dogwood Days festival slated (04/16/09)
Horseshoe Bend's Dogwood Days annual festival will be held April 17 and 18. A full slate of entertainment and activities will attract young and old alike to the festival. Sponsored by the Horseshoe Bend Chamber of Commerce, this year's Friday and Saturday event will feature music, food, crafts, children's games, entertainment and much more...
Tanning law burns underage users (04/16/09)
Doctors, parents and, now, politicians are becoming concerned with the growing number of teens using tanning beds and other tanning equipment to get that nice golden tan that has become popular in movies and in fashion magazines. Tanning has also been a growing concern with skin cancer and premature aging...
Spring Is Here (04/16/09)
The cold has gone away, for now, and one of the many signs of spring is when butterflies are able to come out and flutter around all the beautifully colored flowers. Photo by Emily McIntosh
N-Sta-Smile ... Coming to a cafeteria near you (04/16/09)
Several months ago, Kerry Evans, a local man, went to the Highland School Board with an idea that came to him in a dream 20 years ago. Some may think this is crazy but he believed in the vision he had, so much, that now, 20 years later, his dream is becoming a reality...
Neil Arnold: An angel without wings (04/16/09)
When a person hears the words, "You're dying," from a doctor, some give up living the rest of their lives to the fullest, and others enjoy what time they have left in prayer and with their family. Some choose to give back to their community. Neil Arnold, a volunteer at Legacy Hospice of North Central Arkansas, suffers from colon cancer. He knows that his death is imminent, yet chooses to do the best he can by helping others while he is still able...
Coroner remembered (04/16/09)
Sharp County citizens shared feelings of dismay and sadness as the news that Sharp County Coroner Randy McComas, 34, was found dead due to an apparent suicide. Ravenden Chief of Police Tim McComas, Randy's cousin, called Sharp County Sheriff Dale Weaver around 7 p.m., April 8. Tim informed Sheriff Weaver that his father, Frank McComas, had discovered Randy in the cemetery behind the Christian Tabernacle Church on Highway 175...
Subdivision developed on Hackney Creek (04/16/09)
In the past couple of years there have been rumors about what is going to be built on the lot across from Walmart. Locals have heard everything from a hotel to a shoe store and several things in between. While there is no plan set for the cleared lot, as of yet, there is a plan for the 136 acres that sits behind it...
Animal shelter to be discussed (04/16/09)
While it was stated by Cherokee Village Alderman Peter Martin that the Spring River Animal Shelter went from a $20,000 a year project to a $70,000 a year expense, this was a quote made not of factual numbers, but exaggerated ones. Yes the expense of the animal shelter has increased since the beginning stages, but so have many other things. ...
Cherokee Village to remove debris (04/16/09)
The city of Cherokee Village has updated their debris removal schedule and would like to inform all residents of the upcoming removal scheduled. Crews have completed their first pass in section one, from Sequoyah Ridge Road to the South entrance and East of Iroquois. Bucket truck crews will be following, beginning their work in section one on April 20. These crews will be removing hazardous trees and hangers...
N-Sta-Smile ... Coming to a cafeteria near you (04/16/09)
Several months ago, Kerry Evans, a local man, went to the Highland School Board with an idea that came to him in a dream 20 years ago. Some may think this is crazy but he believed in the vision he had, so much, that now, 20 years later, his dream is becoming a reality...
Driesel named Miss Ash Flat in national pageant (04/16/09)
Jessica Driesel is 10 years old and already she has done things some adults never have. This young lady has not only been to California, she has spoke in front of large crowds and met a celebrity. In 2008 Jessica earned the title of Miss Ash Flat in the National American Miss Pageant (NAMISS). ...
Bears knock off Cats (04/16/09)
The Thayer Bobcats and visiting Mammoth Spring Bears squared off on the baseball diamond April 8, and in a high-scoring affair, the Bears took home a 21-16 victory. Tony Ary started on the hill for the Cats but fell behind and struggled in what turned out to be a first long inning...
3-on-3 Tourney a success (04/16/09)
The Thayer/Mammoth Rotary Club sponsored a fund-raising 3-on-3 round robin basketball tournament April 11 at the Thayer High School gym. Four teams competed in the 12-and-under class, seven teams took to the court in the 13-16 age group and six teams laced 'em up in the adult group, which was ages 17-and-up...
Stan Musial still "The Man" (04/16/09)
Major League baseball is upon us and as usual, my mind drifts back to my growing up days in south Missouri and how, before television, we enjoyed listening to the St. Louis Cardinal games on the radio. After KWPM went on the air in 1947, the games came in strong, except at night...
Area hoopsters strut their stuff in Grizzly Classic (04/16/09)
Some of the area's most dynamic high school basketball players capped their senior season by playing in the fourth annual Grizzly All-Star Classic April 11 at the West Plains Civic Center. In the girls' All-Star game, the Dark team knocked off the light team 78-69...
Watson, Massey named All-Stars (04/16/09)
They teamed up to help lead the Melbourne Bearkatz farther than they had ever been, and now they'll team up for the East All-Stars. After finishing as Class 2A runners-ups this past basketball season, Melbourne Head Coach Mike Watson has been selected as head coach of the East All-Stars, while Bearkat standout Chase Massey will suit up for the East squad...
Lady Cougars conference champs once again (04/16/09)
Make it three straight conference titles for the Izard County Lady Cougars. With Sarah Taylor dominant as always, the Lady Cougars knocked off the Hillcrest Screamin' Lady Eagles 16-2 April 8, earning Izard County a share of the 1A-2 East crown with Hillcrest...
Lady Horns third in Harrison Tourney (04/16/09)
The Viola Lady Longhorns finished in third place at the Ozark Mountain softball tournament at Harrison April 11. Viola opened play in the tournament by smoking the Bergman Lady Panthers 23-1. Taylor Griggs took the win for Viola by tossing a three-inning no-hitter. She walked just one and fanned five...
Izard County rallies past Viola on diamond (04/16/09)
The Izard County Cougars climbed out of a big hole to knock off the Viola Longhorns 13-11 April 6. The Cougars trailed 6-1 after three innings of play, but Izard County reeled off seven runs in the fourth inning to keep hope alive. The contest was locked at 11-all after six innings, setting up a dramatic finish...
Horns clobber Shirley (04/16/09)
It was all Longhorns, all the way April 7 at Viola City Park. The Horns swept a 1A-2 West double-dip from the visiting Shirley Blue Devils. Viola won game one in a 20-1 rout, and then capped things with a 12-2 victory in game two. Blake Baumunk earned both wins for Viola, pitching three innings while giving up just one hit and fanning six in game one...
Cougars pass Calico Rock (04/16/09)
The Izard County Cougars topped Calico Rock 10-6 on the baseball diamond April 7. The game was locked at 6-all, but the Cougars crossed the plate four times in the fifth. Jed Yarnell had a big day at the dish, going three-for-three with a homer and three runs-batted-in for Izard County...
Cotter no trouble for Lady Katz (04/16/09)
The Cotter Lady Warriors could manage just two hits off Melbourne's Michelle Arnold and Maggie Cooper, paving the way for a 10-1 Lady Bearkat victory April 7 in 2-2A Conference action. Melbourne struck for four runs in the fourth inning and three in the fifth, to establish control over Cotter...
Area hoopsters strut their stuff in Grizzly Classic (04/16/09)
Some of the area's most dynamic high school basketball players capped their senior season by playing in the fourth annual Grizzly All-Star Classic April 11 at the West Plains Civic Center. In the girls' All-Star game, the Dark team knocked off the light team 78-69...
Bray tabbed for All-Star game (04/16/09)
After helping lead Cave City to 28-6 record and the Class 3A Final Four this past season, Amelia Bray has been selected to take part in the East-West Tyson/Arkansas Army National Guard High School Coaches Association All-Star Basketball game. Bray averaged 11 points, five assists and four steals a game during her senior season at Cave City...
Cavemen all over Sloan-Hendrix (04/16/09)
The Cave City Cavemen jumped all over Sloan-Hendrix early, and then held off a Greyhound rally, to post a 20-10 win April 6. The Cavemen held a 17-0 lead after two innings of play, before Sloan-Hendrix made a charge at Cave City. And while the Greyhounds did manage 10 runs, Cave City still won by 10 runs...
Lady Rebs swept by Newport (04/16/09)
Karisa Hendrix struck out 17 batters, but the Newport Lady Greyhounds still managed to ease past the Lady Rebels 1-0 in the first game of a 3-4A double-header April 7 at Ash Flat Ball Park. Newport later made it a sweep of Highland thanks to a 3-2 Lady Greyhound victory in the nightcap...
Hendrickson added to MSU-WP staff (04/16/09)
Courtney Hendrickson will don some familiar school colors next fall when she joins the Missouri State University-West Plains Grizzly volleyball bench as the team's new assistant volleyball coach. Hendrickson, who played outside attacker for the Grizzlies during the 2004 and 2005 seasons, began her new coaching duties on April 2. ...
Fountain Place golf tourney back again (04/16/09)
The Fountain Place board has announced that it will proceed with this year's golf tournament. Since long-time patron Tommy Bolt passed away last year, the board decided to continue a fund-raising golf tournament, named "Fountain Place Celebration Classic."...
Fountain Place golf tourney back again (04/16/09)
The Fountain Place board has announced that it will proceed with this year's golf tournament. Since long-time patron Tommy Bolt passed away last year, the board decided to continue a fund-raising golf tournament, named "Fountain Place Celebration Classic."...
Randy Mark McComas (04/16/09)
Randy Mark Anthony McComas, 34, of Highland, Ark., died April 8, 2009 in Hardy, Ark. Randy was born March 27, 1975, in Salem, Ark., the son of Mark D. McComas and Tamara Ann (Goodwin) McComas. He was united in marriage to Michal (Seibert) McComas on Nov. 12, 1994, in Salem...
Nora Jewell Sherrill (04/16/09)
Nora Jewell Sherrill, 93, of Salem, Ark. daughter of the late William Levi and (Eula Mae (Boone) Chipman, was born on April 23, 1915, in Ripley, Tenn. She died April 10, 2009, at the Southfork River Therapy and Living Center in Salem. Nora was united in marriage to Huston B. Sherrill on Sept. 15, 1940, at Kennett, Mo. She was a homemaker and a member of the Thayer First Baptist Church at Thayer, Mo., and a member of the Eastern Star...
Junior McCradic (04/16/09)
Jewell Dean McCradic Jr., was born March 22, 1941, the son of Jewell Dean McCradic Sr. and Goldie Marie Collins McCradic. He died April 4, 2009, in Mammoth spring, Ark., at the age of 68. He was married in 1962 at Rawlins, Wyo., to Merle VanZandt. He was married on Oct. 4, 1985, at Mammoth Spring, Ark., to Veda Traw...
Neil Wilkerson (04/16/09)
Neil Wilkerson, 82, of Cave City, Ark., died April 4, 2009, at his home. He was born Oct. 14, 1926, at Grange, Ark., to John Robert and Ophelia Powell Wilkerson. He was a Missionary Baptist minister, a trustee for the Budd Creek Baptist Camp at Greers Ferry and a member of the First Missionary Baptist Church in Cave City...
Maxine Evelyn Carpenter (04/16/09)
Maxine Evelyn Carpenter, 84, of Ash Flat, Ark., died April 9, 2009, at the White River Medical Center in Batesville. She was born Jan. 16, 1925, at Lansing, Mich., to the daughter of Floyd and Marion Norma Bennett Waters. She was a retired assistant vice president for First National Banking Company in Ash Flat and a member of the Ash Flat Church of Christ...
Dorothy Elizabeth St. John (04/16/09)
Dorothy Elizabeth St. John, was born May 2, 1921, in Minnesota, the daughter of Clair and Oleva Stockwell Witham. She died March 31, 2009. She lived many years in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. She and her husband retired to Horseshoe Bend, Ark., in 1977 where she was a charter member of the First Church of the Nazarene. She moved to Hermitage, Mo., in 2006...
Clayton "Corky" Gaines (04/16/09)
Clayton Omar "Corky" Gaines, 74, of Thayer, Mo., was born June 29, 1934, in Limon, Colo., and died April 5, 2009, at the Shady Oaks Healthcare Center in Thayer, Mo. He is survived by: his wife, Roberta (Hightower) Gaines of the home; one son, David Gaines of the home; one "daughter," Rebecca Shaffer and husband Carl, of  Meeker, Okla.; two "granddaughters," Cynthia and Ladonna Shaffer of Meeker, Okla.; three sisters, Martha East of Pahrump, Nev., Lois Adkins and husband Clifford of Riverton, Iowa and Myrtle Sorrell and husband, Thomas of Guthrie, Okla.; three brothers, Herbert Gaines and wife, Eva Belle of Mammoth Spring, Ark., Ray Gaines of Provo, Utah and Victor Gaines and wife, Julia of Scranton, Kan.; special brothers-in-law, Paul Sorrell of Verona, Mo., and Sam Sorrell of Bartlett, Kan., Leon Sorrell of Pea Ridge, Ark.; several nieces and nephews; and numerous other friends and relatives.. ...
Alberta Eileen Ronan (04/16/09)
Alberta Eileen Ronan was born Oct. 2, 1919, in Salem, Mo., the daughter of Charles Arthur Leonard and Mabel C. Thornton Leonard. She died April 6, 2009, in Thayer Mo., at the age of 89. She was a bookkeeper, having been employed by Mercantile Bank in St. ...
Coy Cornelius (04/16/09)
Coy Cornelius died April 4, 2009, at home in Youngstown, Ohio. Born Aug. 26, 1941, in Leadville Colo., Coy was a graduate of Thayer (Missouri) High School (1959), Southwest Missouri State University (BFA 1973), and the University of Arkansas (MFA 1977)...
Bernard J. Hiestand (04/16/09)
Bernard J. Hiestand was born Feb. 17, 1939, and died April 9, 2009, at age 70. He was born in Brook, Ind., the son of Basil Hiestand and Hettie Abbott. He graduated from Brook High School in 1957. After high school, he joined the United States Army, serving tours in Germany, Korea and Vietnam. He retired from the military in Leesville, La., after 22 years of active duty...
Richard William Harris (04/16/09)
Richard William Harris, 78, of Salem, Ark., son of the late John William and Bevvie M. (Hooper) Harris, was born on Jan. 18, 1931, in Alton, Ill. He died April 4, 2009, at the Southfork River Therapy and Living Center in Salem. Richard spent his working years as owner/manager of a heating and air conditioning business. He was a member of the Violet Hill Assembly of God Church in Violet Hill, Ark...
Jerry Lee Huskey (04/16/09)
Jerry Lee Huskey, 68, of Saffell, Ark., died April 11, 2009, at his home. He was born May 11, 1940, at Saffell, Ark., the son of Willie Edward and Julia Augusta (Bailey) Huskey. He was a farmer and a member of the Mt. Harmony Free Will Baptist Church at Saffell...
Neil Wilkerson (04/16/09)
Neil Wilkerson, 82, of Cave City, Ark., died April 4, 2009, at his home. He was born Oct. 14, 1926, at Grange, Ark., to John Robert and Ophelia Powell Wilkerson. He was a Missionary Baptist minister, a trustee for the Budd Creek Baptist Camp at Greers Ferry and a member of the First Missionary Baptist Church in Cave City...
Randy Mark McComas (04/16/09)
Randy Mark Anthony McComas, 34, of Highland, Ark., died April 8, 2009 in Hardy, Ark. Randy was born March 27, 1975, in Salem, Ark., the son of Mark D. McComas and Tamara Ann (Goodwin) McComas. He was united in marriage to Michal (Seibert) McComas on Nov. 12, 1994, in Salem...
Nora Jewell Sherrill (04/16/09)
Nora Jewell Sherrill, 93, of Salem, Ark. daughter of the late William Levi and (Eula Mae (Boone) Chipman, was born on April 23, 1915, in Ripley, Tenn. She died April 10, 2009, at the Southfork River Therapy and Living Center in Salem. Nora was united in marriage to Huston B. Sherrill on Sept. 15, 1940, at Kennett, Mo. She was a homemaker and a member of the Thayer First Baptist Church at Thayer, Mo., and a member of the Eastern Star...
Alberta Eileen Ronan (04/16/09)
Alberta Eileen Ronan was born Oct. 2, 1919, in Salem, Mo., the daughter of Charles Arthur Leonard and Mabel C. Thornton Leonard. She died April 6, 2009, in Thayer Mo., at the age of 89. She was a bookkeeper, having been employed by Mercantile Bank in St. ...
Coy Cornelius (04/16/09)
Coy Cornelius died April 4, 2009, at home in Youngstown, Ohio. Born Aug. 26, 1941, in Leadville Colo., Coy was a graduate of Thayer (Missouri) High School (1959), Southwest Missouri State University (BFA 1973), and the University of Arkansas (MFA 1977)...
Clayton "Corky" Gaines (04/16/09)
Clayton Omar "Corky" Gaines, 74, of Thayer, Mo., was born June 29, 1934, in Limon, Colo., and died April 5, 2009, at the Shady Oaks Healthcare Center in Thayer, Mo. He is survived by: his wife, Roberta (Hightower) Gaines of the home; one son, David Gaines of the home; one "daughter," Rebecca Shaffer and husband Carl, of  Meeker, Okla.; two "granddaughters," Cynthia and Ladonna Shaffer of Meeker, Okla.; three sisters, Martha East of Pahrump, Nev., Lois Adkins and husband Clifford of Riverton, Iowa and Myrtle Sorrell and husband, Thomas of Guthrie, Okla.; three brothers, Herbert Gaines and wife, Eva Belle of Mammoth Spring, Ark., Ray Gaines of Provo, Utah and Victor Gaines and wife, Julia of Scranton, Kan.; special brothers-in-law, Paul Sorrell of Verona, Mo., and Sam Sorrell of Bartlett, Kan., Leon Sorrell of Pea Ridge, Ark.; several nieces and nephews; and numerous other friends and relatives.. ...
Maxine Evelyn Carpenter (04/16/09)
Maxine Evelyn Carpenter, 84, of Ash Flat, Ark., died April 9, 2009, at the White River Medical Center in Batesville. She was born Jan. 16, 1925, at Lansing, Mich., to the daughter of Floyd and Marion Norma Bennett Waters. She was a retired assistant vice president for First National Banking Company in Ash Flat and a member of the Ash Flat Church of Christ...
Dorothy Elizabeth St. John (04/16/09)
Dorothy Elizabeth St. John, was born May 2, 1921, in Minnesota, the daughter of Clair and Oleva Stockwell Witham. She died March 31, 2009. She lived many years in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. She and her husband retired to Horseshoe Bend, Ark., in 1977 where she was a charter member of the First Church of the Nazarene. She moved to Hermitage, Mo., in 2006...
Junior McCradic (04/16/09)
Jewell Dean McCradic Jr., was born March 22, 1941, the son of Jewell Dean McCradic Sr. and Goldie Marie Collins McCradic. He died April 4, 2009, in Mammoth spring, Ark., at the age of 68. He was married in 1962 at Rawlins, Wyo., to Merle VanZandt. He was married on Oct. 4, 1985, at Mammoth Spring, Ark., to Veda Traw...
Bernard J. Hiestand (04/16/09)
Bernard J. Hiestand was born Feb. 17, 1939, and died April 9, 2009, at age 70. He was born in Brook, Ind., the son of Basil Hiestand and Hettie Abbott. He graduated from Brook High School in 1957. After high school, he joined the United States Army, serving tours in Germany, Korea and Vietnam. He retired from the military in Leesville, La., after 22 years of active duty...
Richard William Harris (04/16/09)
Richard William Harris, 78, of Salem, Ark., son of the late John William and Bevvie M. (Hooper) Harris, was born on Jan. 18, 1931, in Alton, Ill. He died April 4, 2009, at the Southfork River Therapy and Living Center in Salem. Richard spent his working years as owner/manager of a heating and air conditioning business. He was a member of the Violet Hill Assembly of God Church in Violet Hill, Ark...
Jerry Lee Huskey (04/16/09)
Jerry Lee Huskey, 68, of Saffell, Ark., died April 11, 2009, at his home. He was born May 11, 1940, at Saffell, Ark., the son of Willie Edward and Julia Augusta (Bailey) Huskey. He was a farmer and a member of the Mt. Harmony Free Will Baptist Church at Saffell...
Randy McComas (04/16/09)
Randy Mark Anthony McComas, 34, of Highland, Ark., died April 8, 2009 in Hardy, Ark. Randy was born March 27, 1975, in Salem, Ark., the son of Mark D. McComas and Tamara Ann (Goodwin) McComas. He was united in marriage to Michal (Seibert) McComas on Nov. 12, 1994, in Salem...
Dorothy Elizabeth St. John (04/16/09)
Dorothy Elizabeth St. John, was born May 2, 1921, in Minnesota, the daughter of Clair and Oleva Stockwell Witham. She died March 31, 2009. She lived many years in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. She and her husband retired to Horseshoe Bend, Ark., in 1977 where she was a charter member of the First Church of the Nazarene. She moved to Hermitage, Mo., in 2006...
Neil Wilkerson (04/16/09)
Neil Wilkerson, 82, of Cave City, Ark., died April 4, 2009, at his home. He was born Oct. 14, 1926 at Grange, Ark., to John Robert and Ophelia Powell Wilkerson. He was a Missionary Baptist minister, a trustee for the Budd Creek Baptist Camp at Greers Ferry and a member of the First Missionary Baptist Church in Cave City...
Jerry Lee Huskey (04/16/09)
Jerry Lee Huskey, 68, of Saffell, Ark., died April 11, 2009, at his home. He was born May 11, 1940, at Saffell, Ark., the son of Willie Edward and Julia Augusta (Bailey) Huskey. He was a farmer and a member of the Mt. Harmony Free Will Baptist Church at Saffell...
Junior McCradic (04/16/09)
Jewell Dean McCradic, Jr., was born March 22, 1941, the son of Jewell Dean McCradic Sr. and Goldie Marie Collins McCradic. He died April 4, 2009, in Mammoth spring, Ark., at the age of 68. He was married in 1962 at Rawlins, Wyo., to Merle VanZandt. He was married on Oct. 4, 1985, at Mammoth Spring, Ark., to Veda Traw...
Maxine Evelyn Carpenter (04/16/09)
Maxine Evelyn Carpenter, 84, of Ash Flat, Ark., died April 9, 2009, at the White River Medical Center in Batesville. She was born Jan. 16, 1925, at Lansing, Mich., to the daughter of Floyd and Marion Norma Bennett Waters. She was a retired assistant vice president for First National Banking Company in Ash Flat and a member of the Ash Flat Church of Christ...
Milo Scott Dale (04/16/09)
David and Laura Dale of Alton are the parents of a baby boy, Milo Scott. He was born at 7:38 a.m., March 31, 2009 at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains. He weighed 9 pounds, 4 ounces and was 21 inches long. His sibling is Bobby, 6. Grandparents are Eugene and Thelma Barton, Alton; Bob Dale, Bardley; and the late Betty Dale...
Zoie Lashea Cauble (04/16/09)
Deanna Smith and Aaron Cauble of Mammoth Spring announce the birth of a daughter on March 25, 2009, at Baxter Regional Medical Center in Mountain Home, Ark. The baby has been named Zoie Lashea Cauble and weighed 4 pounds, 10 ounces and was 17 inches long...
Gabriel Martin Uribe (04/16/09)
Anthony Uribe and Ausha Shaft of Alton are the parents of a baby boy, Gabriel Martin Uribe. He was born at 7:30 p.m., March 27, 2009 at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains. He weighed 7 pounds, 13 ounces and was 20 inches long. His sibling is Kaya, 4. Grandparents are Curtis and Julie Humphreys, Hardy, Ark., and Arjae Sicley, Alton...
Milo Scott Dale (04/16/09)
David and Laura Dale of Alton are the parents of a baby boy, Milo Scott. He was born at 7:38 a.m., March 31, 2009 at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains. He weighed 9 pounds, 4 ounces and was 21 inches long. His sibling is Bobby, 6. Grandparents are Eugene and Thelma Barton, Alton; Bob Dale, Bardley; and the late Betty Dale...
Zoie Lashea Cauble (04/16/09)
Deanna Smith and Aaron Cauble of Mammoth Spring announce the birth of a daughter on March 25, 2009, at Baxter Regional Medical Center in Mountain Home, Ark. The baby has been named Zoie Lashea Cauble and weighed 4 pounds, 10 ounces and was 17 inches long...
Gabriel Martin Uribe (04/16/09)
Anthony Uribe and Ausha Shaft of Alton are the parents of a baby boy, Gabriel Martin Uribe. He was born at 7:30 p.m., March 27, 2009 at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains. He weighed 7 pounds, 13 ounces and was 20 inches long. His sibling is Kaya, 4. Grandparents are Curtis and Julie Humphreys, Hardy, Ark., and Arjae Sicley, Alton...
Gabriel Martin Uribe (04/16/09)
Anthony Uribe and Ausha Shaft of Alton, Mo., are the parents of a baby boy, Gabriel Martin Uribe. He was born at 7:30 p.m., March 27, 2009 at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains, Mo. He weighed 7 pounds, 13 ounces and was 20 inches long. His sibling is Kaya, 4...
Elizabeth "Libby" Page Counts (04/16/09)
Brian and Lisa Counts of Maumelle, Ark., announce the birth of a daughter, Elizabeth "Libby" Paige Counts. She was born Dec. 30, 2008. Libby is welcomed by big brother Owen, and big sister Avery. Maternal grandparents are Bill and Kathleen Phillips of Whitehall...
Counts -- Luman (04/16/09)
Amy Estelle Counts became the bride of Mitchell Dewayne Luman in a double ring ceremony held Nov. 29, 2008, on the grounds of the historic Kyle House in Bryan, Texas, The bride is the daughter of Jim and Diane Counts of Hardy. The bridegroom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Dewayne Luman of Bryan, Texas. The Rev. Anita Greene pastor of Houston, Texas performed the ceremony...
Counts -- Luman (04/16/09)
Amy Estelle Counts became the bride of Mitchell Dewayne Luman in a double ring ceremony held Nov. 29, 2008, on the grounds of the historic Kyle House in Bryan, Texas, The bride is the daughter of Jim and Diane Counts of Hardy. The bridegroom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Dewayne Luman of Bryan, Texas. The Rev. Anita Greene pastor of Houston, Texas performed the ceremony...
Counts -- Luman (04/16/09)
Amy Estelle Counts became the bride of Mitchell Dewayne Luman in a double ring ceremony held Nov. 29, 2008, on the grounds of the historic Kyle House in Bryan, Texas, The bride is the daughter of Jim and Diane Counts of Hardy. The bridegroom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Dewayne Luman of Bryan, Texas. The Rev. Anita Greene pastor of Houston, Texas performed the ceremony...
Hickinbothams to celebrate 50th wedding anniversary (04/16/09)
Mr. and Mrs. Boyd Hickinbotham will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary Saturday, May 2 with a reception at the North Arkansas Electric Cooperative at 2 p.m. in Salem, Ark. Friends are encouraged to attend. The couple was married May 2, 1959. Mrs. ...
Hickinbothams to celebrate 50th wedding anniversary (04/16/09)
Mr. and Mrs. Boyd Hickinbotham will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary Saturday, May 2 with a reception at the North Arkansas Electric Cooperative at 2 p.m. in Salem, Ark. Friends are encouraged to attend. The couple was married May 2, 1959. Mrs. ...
Oregon County Sheriff's Report (04/16/09)
Jonathan D. Grimes, 32, of Mammoth Spring, was arrested April 10 on a warrant for probation and parole violations. No bond has been set.
Thayer Police Report (04/16/09)
Ashley A. Armstrong, 22, of Cherokee Village, was arrested April 12 for DWI and failure to drive on the right half of the roadway. She posted bond in the amount of $524 on the same day. Edwin Westinghouse, 55, of Mammoth Spring, was arrested April 9 for DWI, following too close in an accident and having an open container of intoxicants. His bond was set at $950...
Fulton County Sheriff's Report (04/16/09)
Those who were in custody the week prior to this report with no change in status are William Chilcutt, Zach Walters, Lee Sisco and Darren Burch James Parrish, 25, of Salem was arrested on a body attachment for failure to pay child support on March 11, 2009. Parrish was released from Fulton County Jail on a $4,070.69 bond...
Cherokee Village Police Report (04/16/09)
Joseph Boyster, 41, of Hardy was cited April 2 on a warrant for failure to appear on a no vehicle license. Don England, 24, of Cherokee Village was arrested April 2 on a warrant for theft of property. Leo England, 23, of Paragould was arrested April 6 for possession of a controlled substance and driving on a suspended driver's license...
Fulton County Sheriff's Report (04/16/09)
Those who were in custody the week prior to this report with no change in status are William Chilcutt, Zach Walters, Lee Sisco and Darren Burch James Parrish, 25, of Salem was arrested on a body attachment for failure to pay child support on March 11, 2009. Parrish was released from Fulton County Jail on a $4,070.69 bond...
Oregon County Sheriff's Report (04/16/09)
Jonathan D. Grimes, 32, of Mammoth Spring, was arrested April 10 on a warrant for probation and parole violations. No bond has been set.
Thayer Police Report (04/16/09)
Ashley A. Armstrong, 22, of Cherokee Village, was arrested April 12 for DWI and failure to drive on the right half of the roadway. She posted bond in the amount of $524 on the same day. Edwin Westinghouse, 55, of Mammoth Spring, was arrested April 9 for DWI, following too close in an accident and having an open container of intoxicants. His bond was set at $950...
Cherokee Village Police Report (04/16/09)
Joseph Boyster, 41, of Hardy was cited April 2 on a warrant for failure to appear on a no vehicle license. Don England, 24, of Cherokee Village was arrested April 2 on a warrant for theft of property. Leo England, 23, of Paragould was arrested April 6 for possession of a controlled substance and driving on a suspended driver's license...
Fulton County Sheriff's Report (04/16/09)
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...