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Stories from Thursday, April 23, 2009

What's Inside? (04/23/09)
Megan Qualls helps her cousin Dawson Harris locate Easter eggs April 18 at the Mammoth Spring State Park. Photo by Steven Looney
School added to distress list (04/23/09)
Mammoth Spring Schools have been placed on a fiscal distress list by the Arkansas Board of Education. According to Superintendent Ronald Taylor, the school will not be on the list for long, however. Taylor said the reason why the school is on the list is because of having a declining balance...
New Thayer aldermen sworn in (04/23/09)
The gavel, a symbol of the mayor's position, was passed to Earl D. "Buddy" Rogers Thayer's newly elected mayor, at the Thayer City Council meeting April 14. In a friendly sense of humor, former Mayor Merle Williams, gave Rogers the keys to the city and another key. "I don't know what that one's for," Williams said. Williams also gave Rogers the city cell phone and a bottle of antacid and said, "You'll need it," before passing on the gavel...
Introducing Mayor Rogers (04/23/09)
Thayer's new mayor, Earl D. "Buddy" Rogers, is a friendly face that many residents are familiar with not only as a previous alderman for the city but also as a local. Like Thayer's previous mayor, Merle Williams, Rogers plans to stay busy while he is mayor...
New Aldermen (04/23/09)
Newly elected aldermen Robert Freeman and Robert Grimes were sworn in at the Thayer City Council meeting April 17. They will serve Wards One and Two respectively. Photo by Emily McIntosh
Helping seniors, one meal at a time (04/23/09)
Meals on Wheels has been an invaluable service to many home-bound seniors and seniors who find they can't do everything they used to do, especially cooking. April 15, I went with Mike Harber and Linda King on their route around the Thayer area. Instead of doing my reporting duty of just acting as an observer, Mike and Linda volunteered me to work alongside them as we hauled coolers full of frozen meals, as well as some hot meals, into the van...
County Extension presents program (04/23/09)
Temptations are everywhere for children. Television or exercise? Candy or fruits and vegetables? Fast food or eat at home with the family? Children have a vast amount of decisions to make that will either make them live a healthy life into adulthood or struggle with weight control and all the medical side effect associated with obesity. ...
Two arrested in break-ins (04/23/09)
Two Thayer residents have been arrested in connection with a series of break-ins at two businesses and a church on April 8. Adam Kerwin, 22, and Robert T. Renn, 19, have both been charged with second degree burglary, a Class C felony. The businesses broken into were the Once Again Bar and the Elks Lodge as well as the New Life Church, all in Thayer...
Two Vehicle Accident (04/23/09)
A two vehicle accident occurred in front of Salem Drug Store late in the afternoon April 16. As of press time no accident report was available for further information. Photo by Jessica Goff
Pool rate increased (04/23/09)
"It's a money hole (Salem city pool) when it's at its very best, and it always will be," Salem Mayor Gary Clayton told the council at their meeting April 16. "If we raise the rate to where it makes a little (money) the kids wouldn't be able to go, and that's what it is for."...
Cain to represent state at nationals (04/23/09)
"There are a lot of students that have talent," Loyola Cain, the Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) advisor at Viola High School said. "We just need to encourage them to use it." Cain has taught at Viola for 30 years, 28 of which she has been the FBLA advisor. She was named as Arkansas FBLA Outstanding Local Adviser for 2008-2009 at the State Leadership Conference in Little Rock on April 7 and 8...
School added to distress list (04/23/09)
Mammoth Spring Schools have been placed on a fiscal distress list by the Arkansas Board of Education. According to Superintendent Ronald Taylor, the school will not be on the list for long, however. Taylor said the reason why the school is on the list is because of having a declining balance...
Natural gas project first in state (04/23/09)
The possibility of Sharp County getting natural gas looks good. If the project is completed it will be the first county wide natural gas project in the state. The other systems that have been created are towns and municipalities, rather than entire counties...
Halter to discuss lottery (04/23/09)
Lieutenant Governor Bill Halter will be coming to Sharp County to speak on the new Arkansas Lottery and other issues. The Lt. Governor will speak at a community dinner, sponsored by the Sharp County Democratic Party and Sharp County Democratic Women...
Volunteer Week underway (04/23/09)
National Volunteer Week is a chance for those who can to get out and help in their communities. But, volunteers are needed year round, not just for one week a year. For some it is hard to find the time to do normal functions like eat and sleep, but there are so many out there who could spare an hour or two to help someone in need. Volunteering can sometimes be just as helpful to the volunteers themselves...
Man's best friend busy saving lives (04/23/09)
What is brown, wrinkly, has a deep voice and can save your life? If you guessed an old cop with a tan, that would be strike one; the answer is the K-9 search and rescue dogs that are a little known factor in life saving searches, rescues and sadly, in some cases, recoveries...
Two arrested in commercial break-ins (04/23/09)
Two Thayer residents have been arrested in connection with a series of break-ins at two businesses and a church on April 8. Adam Kerwin, 22, and Robert T. Renn, 19, have both been charged with second degree burglary, a Class C felony. The businesses broken into were the Once Again Bar and the Elks Lodge as well as the New Life Church, all in Thayer...
Caring for your pet during the summer months (04/23/09)
Humans aren't the only ones who suffer from cabin fever in the winter months, family pets do too. While many include their pets in family outings few realize the hazards that face their furry friends. The warm weather presents threats from heat stroke to sun burns for animals which is why education is the first step to prevention. ...
Natural gas project first in state (04/23/09)
The possibility of Sharp County getting natural gas looks good. If the project is completed it will be the first county wide natural gas project in the state. The other systems that have been created are towns and municipalities, rather than entire counties...
Making Learning Fun (04/23/09)
Cherokee Village Elementary third and fourth grade teachers presented a Benchmark beauty pageant and pep rally April 13 in the cafeteria to pump up the students and prepare them for the Benchmark testing that was conducted last week. For more on the Benchmark testing see page 2A. Photo/Tammy Curtis...
Man's best friend busy saving lives (04/23/09)
What is brown, wrinkly, has a deep voice and can save your life? If you guessed an old cop with a tan, that would be strike one; the answer is the K-9 search and rescue dogs that are a little known factor in life saving searches, rescues and sadly, in some cases, recoveries...
Court sets joint meeting (04/23/09)
Issues such as the potential natural gas system that could become a reality for residents of Sharp County, economic development and new resolutions were the topics this week during the regular monthly meeting of the Sharp County Quorum Court on April 13...
Council approves permits (04/23/09)
The monthly meeting of the Highland City Council was held at City Hall on April 15. There were several speakers, a wide variety of business topics concerning the city, as well as the county, a lot of new business and a proposed Amendment was discussed...
School gears up for Benchmark testing (04/23/09)
Cherokee Elementary school prepared for the Arkansas Benchmark tests last week with a pep rally. Third and fourth grade students were all present in the cafeteria to cheer on their favorite teacher in the First Annual Benchmark Queen beauty pageant...
Airport Safety Procedures (04/23/09)
Officials with the Sharp County Municipal Airport met with county and city law officials on Thursday to familiarize them with safety procedures such as gate entry, gas shut-off and the location of fire extinguishers. Present were Sheriff Dale Weaver, Ash Flat Senior Officer Anthony Wiles and Officer Braden Ables, Cherokee Village Police Chief Jason French, Officer Richie Thatcher and Detective Shane Hightower, Highland Police Chief Bea Sharp and Hardy Police Chief Ernie Rose. Photo/Tammy Curtis...
Wreck (04/23/09)
The Spring River Ambulance Service emergency crew work with Grace Ellen Lamb, 66, of Maynard, Ark., who was injured April 16 in a two vehicle accident at the stoplight in Highland. She was treated for chest pain from her seatbelt and released. Robert Roberts, 63, of Hardy was also involved in the accident. Photo/Tammy Curtis...
Clay-Circle named county coroner (04/23/09)
Sharp County Judge Larry Brown announced April 16 that Renee Clay-Circle will fill the vacant Sharp County Coroner position left as a result of the recent death of Randy McComas. Clay-Circle will serve out the remainder of McComas' term at no cost to the county...
Police seeking information (04/23/09)
The Spring River Animal Shelter was broken into sometime during the night of April 16 or early morning of April 17. Taken in the break-in was an undetermined amount of money and checks. If anyone has information regarding this theft, contact the Cherokee Village Police Department at 257-5225...
Produce Days set (04/23/09)
The Hardy Advertising and Promotions Committee met on April 15 at City Hall to discuss items of concern and addresss upcoming events. The decision was made to host a monthly Tailgate Produce Day on the third Friday of the month. This event is free to vendors, but only produce can be offered for sale. ...
Halter to discuss lottery (04/23/09)
Lieutenant Governor Bill Halter will be coming to Sharp County to speak on the new Arkansas Lottery and other issues. The Lt. Governor will speak at a community dinner, sponsored by the Sharp County Democratic Party and Sharp County Democratic Women...
Calis finish sweeper strong (04/23/09)
Batesville's Rick Isley won the second of three handicap sweepers at Indian Hills Bowl after defeating Adam Kingsbury of Cherokee Village in the final game, 261-202 with handicap, April 19. The prize fund exceeded the first sweeper held on March 15, and a field of 38 bowlers competed for a total of $1,615...
Tigers drop Cats (04/23/09)
On a partly cloudy, partly sunny, but still crisp afternoon April 16, the Thayer Bobcats welcomed the visiting Salem Tigers for a South Central Association baseball game. And in the end, the Tigers went back to Salem with a 12-6 victory tucked away...
Isley takes second sweeper (04/23/09)
Batesville's Rick Isley won the second of three handicap sweepers at Indian Hills Bowl after defeating Adam Kingsbury of Cherokee Village in the final game, 261-202 with handicap, April 19. The prize fund exceeded the first sweeper held on March 15, and a field of 38 bowlers competed for a total of $1,615...
Cougars slip past Calico Rock (04/23/09)
Izard County struck for three runs in the top of the seventh to push past Calico Rock 8-6 on the baseball diamond at Earl King Memorial Park April 15. Preston Harmon started the game on the mound for Izard County and he worked four innings, allowing five hits while walking seven. Ethan Porter came on in relief and picked up the win, giving up two hits...
'Coolest cat on floor' bound for Batesville (04/23/09)
Massey signs with Lyon College after playing in two straight state finals
Viola conference champs (04/23/09)
Viola's Dedra Johnston fanned four, walked three and gave up five hits April 15 in a 5-3 victory over the Calico Rock Lady Pirates at Viola City Park. The win gave the Lady Longhorns the 1A-2 West Conference title with a perfect 7-0 mark. Alex Duncan, Elisabeth Collins and Chasidy Hutson each had two hits for Viola. Collins and Hutson drove in a run apiece in the game...
Horns perfect in 1A-2 West (04/23/09)
Trey Killian was in control on the hill, but the Viola Longhorns remained in control of the 1A-2 West Conference race April 16. Killian struck out 20 Longhorn batters and gave up just four hits, but Viola still managed to slide past the homestanding Norfork Panthers 5-1...
Lady Cougars hold off Calico Rock (04/23/09)
It was all Izard County early, but the Calico Rock Lady Pirates refused to go quietly April 15 at Earl King Memorial Park. The Lady Cougars jumped in front 8-0 in the top of the first inning and then had to hold on as Calico Rock made a furious charge...
Cavewomen at top of 3A-1 East (04/23/09)
With a 13-7 win over the Mountain View Lady Yellowjackets April 13, the Cave City Cavewomen earned a share of the 3A-1 East championship. The victory also assures Cave City a spot in the regional tournament. Against the Lady Yellowjackets, the Cavewomen were down 4-1 early, but Amie Willmuth changed that with a huge, inside-the-park home run...
Isley takes second sweeper (04/23/09)
Batesville's Rick Isley won the second of three handicap sweepers at Indian Hills Bowl after defeating Adam Kingsbury of Cherokee Village in the final game, 261-202 with handicap, April 19. The prize fund exceeded the first sweeper held on March 15, and a field of 38 bowlers competed for a total of $1,615...
Beck Theater gave town 'eyes to the world' (04/23/09)
People referred to the movies as a "picture show" when I was a kid. The movie theater at Thayer during that time was owned and operated by John and Helen Beck who did a great job booking first-run films, while keeping their theater nice and clean. Movies were by far the most popular form of entertainment in the small town before television...
Imogene T. Seley (04/23/09)
Imogene T. Seley, 84, of Thomasville, Mo., was born April 4, 1925, in Verdon, Okla., and died April 12, 2009, at her home. She is survived by: her husband, Al Gordon "Bob" Seley of the home; five children; Jean Crossland of Thomasville, Mo., Carol McElroy of Las Vegas, Nev., Michael Seley of West Plains, Mo., Stephen Seley of Thomasville, and Greg Seley of Granite City, Ill.; one sister-in-law, Florence McDaniel of West Plains, Mo.; nine grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and numerous other relatives and friends.. ...
Mike Alan Adams (04/23/09)
Mike Adams, 47, of Odessa, Mo., died April 17, 2009, in LaCygne, Kan. He was born April 14, 1962, in Independence, Mo., the son of Johnny W. Adams and Joan Crochran Adams. He lived in Independence until his family moved to Odessa in 1967. He worked for the Patton Scaffolding Co. and was employed at the KCPL Power Plant in LaCygne, Kan. He graduated from Odessa High School in 1980. He was a member of the Local 1290 Laborers Union in Kansas City, Kan...
Leta Glodean Perkey (04/23/09)
Leta Glodean Perkey, of Glencoe, Ark., daughter of the late Orgel Henry and Theola Huggins Henry, was born Oct. 12, 1938, in Byron, Ark. She died April 19, 2009, at Fulton County Hospital in Salem, Ark., at the age of 70. She was united in marriage to Billy D. Perkey on Dec. 11, 1968, in Glencoe...
Russell Haley Carter (04/23/09)
Russell Haley Carter, 66, of Evening Shade, Ark., died April 16, 2009, at the White River Medical Center in Batesville, Ark. He was born Nov. 29, 1942, at Evening Shade to Clyde and Flava (Haley) Carter. He was a farmer and a weather observer for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration for 30 years...
Lorene Wren (04/23/09)
Lorene Wren, 77, of Mount Morris, Mich., died April 14, 2009, in Flint, Mich. She was a retired inspector for the automotive industry. She is survived by: her husband, Everett Martin; two sons, Ervin Ferrrell and Tim Tomlinson; a daughter, Sue McCoy; two brothers, Henry Needham and Lawrence Needham both of Ravenden, Ark.; and six grandchildren...
Viola Joyce Overton (04/23/09)
Viola Joyce Overton, 76, of Horseshoe Bend, Ark., daughter of the late Walter Henry and Emma Clara (Schewe) Weide, was born Dec. 21, 1932, at Palatine, Ill. She died April 14, 2009, at the Fulton County Hospital in Salem, Ark. She was united in marriage to Davis Charles Overton on June 6, 1953, at Palatine, Ill. ...
Polly Hensley (04/23/09)
Polly Hensley, 90, of Salem, Ark., daughter of the late John Otis and Izora (Glenn) Prince, was born July 19, 1918, in McCrory, Ark. She died April 10, 2009, at her home. She was united in marriage to Cloyce Evert Hensley on Oct. 18, 1941, at Augusta, Ark...
James Leroy Wright (04/23/09)
James Leroy Wright, 62, of Gepp, Ark., son of Helen Elaine Wright and the late Robert Leroy Wright, was born Nov. 22, 1946, at Danville, Ill. He died April 10, 2009, at the Good Shepherd Medical Center in Longview, Texas. James was united in marriage to Alice Jean Henderson on Feb. ...
Gary Dean Cotham (04/23/09)
Gary Dean Cotham was born Aug. 7, 1940, in Thayer, Mo., the son of Almous Cotham and Gladys Diles Cotham. He died April 14, 2009, in Springfield, Mo., at the age of 68. He was united in marriage May 14, 1960, in West Memphis, Ark., to Karen Bradley...
Floyd Shetrone Jr. (04/23/09)
Floyd Sanford Shetrone Jr., 52, of Salem, Ark. son of the late Floyd Sanford and Mary Ellen (Brooks) Shetrone Sr., was born on Aug. 6, 1956, at Indianapolis, Ind. He died April 15, 2009, at the Southfork River Therapy and Living Center in Salem, Ark...
Lorene F. Harber (04/23/09)
Lorene F. Harber, of Salem, Ark., daughter of the late Alva Langston and Nettie Blevins Langston, was born March 5, 1927, in Morriston, Ark. She died April 16, 2009, at Fulton County Hospital in Salem, at the age of 82 years. She was united in marriage to Harlus Leeor Harber May 2, 1947. She was a hairdresser and owned and operated her own salon for over 40 years. She was a member of the Salem Church of Christ...
Lucy Pavlovich (04/23/09)
Lucie Pavlovich (Hennig) died March 22, 2009, in The Villages, Fla. She was born in Berlin, Germany on Nov. 27, 1920, and came to the United States in 1949 with her husband Ratko. They lived in Milwaukee, Wisc., until 1973 and retired to Cherokee Village, Ark., where she stayed until moving to Florida in 2005 to be near her family...
Barbara Ann Moore (04/23/09)
Barbara Ann Moore, 63, died April 6, 2009, at her Woodland, Calif., residence. She was born July 3, 1945, in Dexter, Mo., the daughter of Alfred and Vernie (Croney) Blyzes where she attended area schools. A caregiver for the past 15 years, during the 90s she owned and operated Anglewood Care Home in Woodland, Calif., and was a Yolo County resident for the past 30 years. She was a member of the American Legion Post 77 of Woodland...
Gladys Townsley (04/23/09)
Gladys Milligan Townsley, 91, of Batesville, Ark., died April 14, 2009, at the White River Medical Center in Batesville. She was born Sept. 19, 1917, at Calamine, Ark., to Samuel Jackson and Elizabeth Anne (Hardin) Milligan. She was a homemaker and a member of the Asbury United Methodist Church in Batesville...
Imogene T. Seley (04/23/09)
Imogene T. Seley, 84, of Thomasville, Mo., was born April 4, 1925, in Verdon, Okla., and died April 12, 2009, at her home. She is survived by: her husband, Al Gordon "Bob" Seley of the home; five children; Jean Crossland of Thomasville, Mo., Carol McElroy of Las Vegas, Nev., Michael Seley of West Plains, Mo., Stephen Seley of Thomasville, and Greg Seley of Granite City, Ill.; one sister-in-law, Florence McDaniel of West Plains, Mo.; nine grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and numerous other relatives and friends.. ...
Mike Alan Adams (04/23/09)
Mike Adams, 47, of Odessa, Mo., died April 17, 2009, in LaCygne, Kan. He was born April 14, 1962, in Independence, Mo., the son of Johnny W. Adams and Joan Crochran Adams. He lived in Independence until his family moved to Odessa in 1967. He worked for the Patton Scaffolding Co. and was employed at the KCPL Power Plant in LaCygne, Kan. He graduated from Odessa High School in 1980. He was a member of the Local 1290 Laborers Union in Kansas City, Kan...
Leta Glodean Perkey (04/23/09)
Leta Glodean Perkey, of Glencoe, Ark., daughter of the late Orgel Henry and Theola Huggins Henry, was born Oct. 12, 1938, in Byron, Ark. She died April 19, 2009, at Fulton County Hospital in Salem, Ark., at the age of 70. She was united in marriage to Billy D. Perkey on Dec. 11, 1968, in Glencoe...
Lorene Wren (04/23/09)
Lorene Wren, 77, of Mount Morris, Mich., died April 14, 2009, in Flint, Mich. She was a retired inspector for the automotive industry. She is survived by: her husband, Everett Martin; two sons, Ervin Ferrrell and Tim Tomlinson; a daughter, Sue McCoy; two brothers, Henry Needham and Lawrence Needham both of Ravenden, Ark.; and six grandchildren...
Russell Haley Carter (04/23/09)
Russell Haley Carter, 66, of Evening Shade, Ark., died April 16, 2009, at the White River Medical Center in Batesville, Ark. He was born Nov. 29, 1942, at Evening Shade to Clyde and Flava (Haley) Carter. He was a farmer and a weather observer for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration for 30 years...
Viola Joyce Overton (04/23/09)
Viola Joyce Overton, 76, of Horseshoe Bend, Ark., daughter of the late Walter Henry and Emma Clara (Schewe) Weide, was born Dec. 21, 1932, at Palatine, Ill. She died April 14, 2009, at the Fulton County Hospital in Salem, Ark. She was united in marriage to Davis Charles Overton on June 6, 1953, at Palatine, Ill. ...
Polly Hensley (04/23/09)
Polly Hensley, 90, of Salem, Ark., daughter of the late John Otis and Izora (Glenn) Prince, was born July 19, 1918, in McCrory, Ark. She died April 10, 2009, at her home. She was united in marriage to Cloyce Evert Hensley on Oct. 18, 1941, at Augusta, Ark...
James Leroy Wright (04/23/09)
James Leroy Wright, 62, of Gepp, Ark., son of Helen Elaine Wright and the late Robert Leroy Wright, was born Nov. 22, 1946, at Danville, Ill. He died April 10, 2009, at the Good Shepherd Medical Center in Longview, Texas. James was united in marriage to Alice Jean Henderson on Feb. ...
Gary Dean Cotham (04/23/09)
Gary Dean Cotham was born Aug. 7, 1940, in Thayer, Mo., the son of Almous Cotham and Gladys Diles Cotham. He died April 14, 2009, in Springfield, Mo., at the age of 68. He was united in marriage May 14, 1960, in West Memphis, Ark., to Karen Bradley...
Floyd Shetrone Jr. (04/23/09)
Floyd Sanford Shetrone Jr., 52, of Salem, Ark. son of the late Floyd Sanford and Mary Ellen (Brooks) Shetrone Sr., was born on Aug. 6, 1956, at Indianapolis, Ind. He died April 15, 2009, at the Southfork River Therapy and Living Center in Salem, Ark...
Lorene F. Harber (04/23/09)
Lorene F. Harber, of Salem, Ark., daughter of the late Alva Langston and Nettie Blevins Langston, was born March 5, 1927, in Morriston, Ark. She died April 16, 2009, at Fulton County Hospital in Salem, at the age of 82 years. She was united in marriage to Harlus Leeor Harber May 2, 1947. She was a hairdresser and owned and operated her own salon for over 40 years. She was a member of the Salem Church of Christ...
Lucy Pavlovich (04/23/09)
Lucie Pavlovich (Hennig) died March 22, 2009, in The Villages, Fla. She was born in Berlin, Germany on Nov. 27, 1920, and came to the United States in 1949 with her husband Ratko. They lived in Milwaukee, Wisc., until 1973 and retired to Cherokee Village, Ark., where she stayed until moving to Florida in 2005 to be near her family...
Barbara Ann Moore (04/23/09)
Barbara Ann Moore, 63, died April 6, 2009, at her Woodland, Calif., residence. She was born July 3, 1945, in Dexter, Mo., the daughter of Alfred and Vernie (Croney) Blyzes where she attended area schools. A caregiver for the past 15 years, during the 90s she owned and operated Anglewood Care Home in Woodland, Calif., and was a Yolo County resident for the past 30 years. She was a member of the American Legion Post 77 of Woodland...
Gladys Townsley (04/23/09)
Gladys Milligan Townsley, 91, of Batesville, Ark., died April 14, 2009, at the White River Medical Center in Batesville. She was born Sept. 19, 1917, at Calamine, Ark., to Samuel Jackson and Elizabeth Anne (Hardin) Milligan. She was a homemaker and a member of the Asbury United Methodist Church in Batesville...
Gladys Townsley (04/23/09)
Gladys Milligan Townsley, 91, of Batesville, Ark., died April 14, 2009, at the White River Medical Center in Batesville. She was born Sept. 19, 1917, at Calamine, Ark., to Samuel Jackson and Elizabeth Anne (Hardin) Milligan. She was a homemaker and a member of the Asbury United Methodist Church in Batesville...
Russell Haley Carter (04/23/09)
Russell Haley Carter, 66, of Evening Shade, Ark., died April 16, 2009, at the White River Medical Center in Batesville, Ark. He was born Nov. 29, 1942, at Evening Shade to Clyde and Flava (Haley) Carter. He was a farmer and a weather observer for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration for 30 years...
Viola Joyce Overton (04/23/09)
Viola Joyce Overton, 76, of Horseshoe Bend, Ark., daughter of the late Walter Henry and Emma Clara (Schewe) Weide, was born Dec. 21, 1932, at Palatine, Ill. She died April 14, 2009, at the Fulton County Hospital in Salem, Ark. She was united in marriage to Davis Charles Overton on June 6, 1953, at Palatine, Ill. ...
Viola Joyce Overton (04/23/09)
Viola Joyce Overton, 76, of Horseshoe Bend, Ark., daughter of the late Walter Henry and Emma Clara (Schewe) Weide, was born Dec. 21, 1932, at Palatine, Ill. She died April 14, 2009, at the Fulton County Hospital in Salem, Ark. She was united in marriage to Davis Charles Overton on June 6, 1953, at Palatine, Ill. ...
Lucie Pavlovich (04/23/09)
Lucie Pavlovich (Hennig) died March 22, 2009, in The Villages, Fla. She was born in Berlin, Germany on Nov. 27, 1920, and came to the United States in 1949 with her husband Ratko. They lived in Milwaukee, Wisc., until 1973 and retired to Cherokee Village, Ark., where she stayed until moving to Florida in 2005 to be near her family...
Imogene T. Seley (04/23/09)
Imogene T. Seley, 84, of Thomasville, Mo., was born April 4, 1925, in Verdon, Okla., and died April 12, 2009, at her home. She is survived by: her husband, Al Gordon "Bob" Seley of the home; five children; Jean Crossland of Thomasville, Mo., Carol McElroy of Las Vegas, Nev., Michael Seley of West Plains, Mo., Stephen Seley of Thomasville, Greg Seley of Granite City, Ill.; one sister-in-law, Florence McDaniel of West Plains, Mo.; nine grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and numerous other relatives and friends.. ...
Floyd Sanford Shetrone Jr. (04/23/09)
Floyd Sanford Shetrone Jr., 52, of Salem, Ark. son of the late Floyd Sanford and Mary Ellen (Brooks) Shetrone Sr., was born on Aug. 6, 1956, at Indianapolis, Ind. He died April 15, 2009, at the Southfork River Therapy and Living Center in Salem, Ark...
Eli Wayne Collins (04/23/09)
James and Amanda Collins of West Plains are the parents of a baby boy, Eli Wayne. He was born at 2:22 a.m., April 4, 2009, at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains. He weighed 7 pounds, 13 ounces and was 21 inches long. Grandparents are Kathy Hatley of West Plains, Mike Goss of Koshkonong and Margaret Collins of West Plains...
Paige Lily West (04/23/09)
Lucas and Melissa West of West Plains are the parents of a baby girl, Paige Lily. She was born at 9:59 p.m., April 8, 2009, at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains. She weighed 7 pounds, 3 ounces and was 20 inches long. Grandparents are Jeff Mahin of Thayer, Susan Mouhib of Kilgore, Texas; North West of Thayer and Pat Kibby of Bolivar...
Kenly Rose Brown (04/23/09)
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...
Kenly Rose Brown (04/23/09)
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...
Paige Lily West (04/23/09)
Lucas and Melissa West of West Plains are the parents of a baby girl, Paige Lily. She was born at 9:59 p.m., April 8, 2009, at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains. She weighed 7 pounds, 3 ounces and was 20 inches long. Grandparents are Jeff Mahin of Thayer, Susan Mouhib of Kilgore, Texas; North West of Thayer and Pat Kibby of Bolivar...
Eli Wayne Collins (04/23/09)
James and Amanda Collins of West Plains are the parents of a baby boy, Eli Wayne. He was born at 2:22 a.m., April 4, 2009, at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains. He weighed 7 pounds, 13 ounces and was 21 inches long. Grandparents are Kathy Hatley of West Plains, Mike Goss of Koshkonong and Margaret Collins of West Plains...
Lewis -- Orosz (04/23/09)
John Orosz and Christina Lewis will be joined in marriage on April 25, 2009, at First Baptist Church in Cherokee Village at 1:30 p.m., for all wishing to attend the wedding. A reception will follow the ceremony at the North Golf Course.
Tyree -- Hamby (04/23/09)
Lynn and Cindy Tyree of West Plains, Mo., announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Ashley Louise Tyree, to Joshua Dane Hamby, son of Joe and Gayla Hamby of Viola, Ark. Ashley is obtaining a bachelor's degree in elementary education from Missouri State University-West Plains and is scheduled to graduate May 2010. She is employed at Bradford Pharmacy and the West Plains R-7 School District...
Lewis -- Orosz (04/23/09)
John Orosz and Christina Lewis will be joined in marriage on April 25, 2009, at First Baptist Church in Cherokee Village at 1:30 p.m., for all wishing to attend the wedding. A reception will follow the ceremony at the North Golf Course.
Tyree -- Hamby (04/23/09)
Lynn and Cindy Tyree of West Plains, Mo., announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Ashley Louise Tyree, to Joshua Dane Hamby, son of Joe and Gayla Hamby of Viola, Ark. Ashley is obtaining a bachelor's degree in elementary education from Missouri State University-West Plains and is scheduled to graduate May 2010. She is employed at Bradford Pharmacy and the West Plains R-7 School District...
Lewis -- Orosz (04/23/09)
John Orosz and Christina Lewis will be joined in marriage on April 25, 2009, at First Baptist Church in Cherokee Village at 1:30 p.m., for all wishing to attend the wedding. A reception will follow the ceremony at the North Golf Course.
Oregon County Sheriff's Report (04/23/09)
Edwin George Westinghouse, 32, of Alton was arrested April 20 for operating a vehicle without a valid driver's license. Westinghouse paid a $96.50 bond. Lacey V. Joseph, 22, of Alton was arrested April 20 for operating a vehicle with no insurance. Joseph posted a $123.16 bond...
Fulton County Sheriff's Report (04/23/09)
Those who were in custody the week prior to this report with no change in status are William Chilcutt, Zach Walters, Lee Sisco, Darren Burch and Jerry Butler. Anthony Meija, 21, of Salem was arrested April 13 on a warrant for failure to appear for breaking and entering and theft of property. He is being held in the Fulton County jail...
Thayer Police Report (04/23/09)
Kamala D. Crone, 41, of Thayer was charged April 18 with defective equipment and driving with a suspended driver's license. Bond was set at $325. Richard Austin Williams, 44, of Alton was charged April 13 with felony driving while intoxicated, driving while revoked, careless and reckless driving, improper registration, failure to provide proof of insurance ad failure to wear a seat belt. Bond was set at $25,000 cash or surety...
Izard County Sheriff's Report (04/23/09)
Drug charges were formalized April 6 against two men who were arrested April 3 and placed on an investigative hold. Rodney Holt Baker, 28, of Mount Pleasant was charged with possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine), a class "C" felony and possession of drug paraphernalia with intent to use, also a class "C" felony. ...
Sharp County Sheriff's Report (04/23/09)
Dina Beverly Davis, 38, of Hardy was arrested on April 3 for a probation revocation warrant for hot checks and is being held on a warrant for Izard county. Stanley Lopez, 21, of Hardy was arrested on April 3 for a felony warrant. Trujillo Hernandez, 46, of Batesville, was arrested on April 3 for DWI, no driver's license and an I.C.E hold...
Fulton County Sheriff's Report (04/23/09)
Those who were in custody the week prior to this report with no change in status are William Chilcutt, Zach Walters, Lee Sisco, Darren Burch and Jerry Butler. Anthony Meija, 21, of Salem was arrested April 13 on a warrant for failure to appear for breaking and entering and theft of property. He is being held in the Fulton County jail...
Oregon County Sheriff's Report (04/23/09)
Edwin George Westinghouse, 32, of Alton was arrested April 20 for operating a vehicle without a valid driver's license. Westinghouse paid a $96.50 bond. Lacey V. Joseph, 22, of Alton was arrested April 20 for operating a vehicle with no insurance. Joseph posted a $123.16 bond...
Thayer Police Report (04/23/09)
Kamala D. Crone, 41, of Thayer was charged April 18 with defective equipment and driving with a suspended driver's license. Bond was set at $325. Richard Austin Williams, 44, of Alton was charged April 13 with felony driving while intoxicated, driving while revoked, careless and reckless driving, improper registration, failure to provide proof of insurance ad failure to wear a seat belt. Bond was set at $25,000 cash or surety...
Izard County Sheriff's Report (04/23/09)
Drug charges were formalized April 6 against two men who were arrested April 3 and placed on an investigative hold. Rodney Holt Baker, 28, of Mount Pleasant was charged with possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine), a class "C" felony and possession of drug paraphernalia with intent to use, also a class "C" felony. ...
Sharp County Sheriff's Report (04/23/09)
Dina Beverly Davis, 38, of Hardy was arrested on April 3 for a probation revocation warrant for hot checks and is being held on a warrant for Izard county. Stanley Lopez, 21, of Hardy was arrested on April 3 for a felony warrant. Trujillo Hernandez, 46, of Batesville, was arrested on April 3 for DWI, no driver's license and an I.C.E hold...
Sharp County Sheriff's Report (04/23/09)
Dina Beverly Davis, 38, of Hardy was arrested on April 3 for a probation revocation warrant for hot checks and is being held on a warrant for Izard county. Stanley Lopez, 21, of Hardy was arrested on April 3 for a felony warrant. Trujillo Hernandez, 46, of Batesville, was arrested on April 3 for DWI, no driver's license and an I.C.E hold...
Sharp County Circuit Court (04/23/09)
Andrew Frolos, 47, of 419 Cave Creek Road in Sharp County was arrested on June 19, 2008, and charged with three counts of terroristic threatening, one count of tampering with a witness and one count of felony possession of a firearm. After hours of testimony was given, the jury went into deliberation and returned with not guilty verdicts on all three counts...
Cherokee Village Police Report (04/23/09)
Eric Ward, 18, of Cherokee Village was cited on April 11 for working without a Business Permit. Wayne Houghton, 21, of Cherokee Village was cited for D.L. suspended for DWI and failure to carry insurance. Thaddeus Steed, 31, of Ash Flat was in an accident on April 14 and cited for careless driving, D.L. suspended for D.W.I., failure to pay registration and no insurance...