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Stories from Thursday, April 30, 2009

Council addresses shelter proposals (04/30/09)
For many Cherokee Village residents there is a lot of confusion surrounding rumors about the Spring River Animal Shelter. Area residents can be assured that there are no immediate plans to close the shelter, there are simply some issues that need to be resolved in respect to the daily operations and funding of the facility...
Swine Flu enters U.S. (04/30/09)
The Arkansas Department of Health (ADH) has issued an alert to physicians to be on the watch for A/HIN1 (swine Flu) virus in humans. While no cases have been identified in Arkansas as of Monday, 40 cases of swine flu had been confirmed April 26 in the U.S., according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta. ...
N-Sta-Smile causes reaction (04/30/09)
For most parents and guardians, the safety of their children is their primary concern. Parents are in control of the majority of things that enter their children's bodies with the exception of the time when they are in school. For this reason, the Highland School Board's recent decision to implement dental hygiene practices through the distribution of the N-Sta-Smile disposable pasted toothbrushes has raised concerns by numerous parents in the district...
Git 'em Cowboy! (04/30/09)
Grant Sanders tries his skills at roping a "calf" Sunday at the Ash Flat Ball Park. Grant was a guest at a birthday party for Dalaney Harris, 6. Dalaney is the daughter of Ted and Claudia Harris of Ash Flat, and Grant is the son of Clark and Karen Sanders of Cherokee Village. The warm spring weather had the parks filled with families enjoying parties, ballgames and playing. Photo by Erma Harris...
Chamber welcomes Rep. Cook (04/30/09)
The Spring River Area Chamber or Commerce met with a full crowd at Fredrick's restaurant in Highland on April 21. After informing the members of the success of the recent circus and radio auction, Chamber President Charlotte Goodwin welcomed Arkansas State Rep. David Cook as the guest speaker...
Highland Band performs in Florida (04/30/09)
Perhaps the Highland High School Band should consider building onto their new band room to accommodate the numerous awards they have received and continue to mount. This band is definitely finishing off the year with a bang. The band recently returned from Orlando, Fla., where the 46 student band competed in the internationally renowned All American Music Festival. ...
Ozarka president search narrows (04/30/09)
It has been quite a process, but it takes time to find the right candidate to run a school. On April 30 the Ozarka College Board of Trustees will meet in special session at 9 a.m. to further discuss who will be chosen as the new Ozarka president. On March 30 the board met and narrowed the candidates from the initial interviews for the position down to six. ...
Natural healing interests many (04/30/09)
In the wake of many drug company recalls as well as the overall move to go green, the benefits of natural health remedies are becoming more appealing to many health conscious consumers. For this reason, retired Edgemont medical doctor Gus Reynolds and his wife Nancy, came out of retirement to endorse alternative nutritional methods that utilizes natural ingredients and to work to make the public aware of these options...
Hardy City council discusses recycling opportunities (04/30/09)
The bi-monthly meeting of the Hardy City Council was held April 21 at City Hall with Rev. Lyn Raby of Foothills Baptist Church offering the invocation. Mayor Nina Thornton called the meeting to order and Alderman Carolyn Groves read the previous minutes...
DNA evidence implicates burglar (04/30/09)
For most "CSI" and "SVU" fans, DNA evidence is fascinating, yet many regard this type of evidence as something that helps solve crimes only in large metropolitan areas who have large investigative teams. Recently, DNA evidence generated a warrant for a local burglary...
Wiles promoted to Ash Flat Police Chief (04/30/09)
A new police chief, annexation ordinance, the possible hiring of a building inspector, city survey and the opening of bids for limb removal were the topics of the full agenda for the Ash Flat City Council meeting held April 20 at City Hall. The city of Ash Flat passed Resolution No 2009-4-1 to annex the land on which the Ash Flat Ball park sits to be included in the Ash Flat City limits...
New alert geared toward seniors (04/30/09)
A new program was announced by Gov. Mike Beebe on April 6 that will alert law enforcement and the public when an older person goes missing. Silver Alert, Arkansas' Missing Senior Adult Network, will work much like the state's Morgan Nick Amber Alert System. An Amber Alert informs the public when a child is abducted or reported to law enforcement as missing...
Money coming to area school (04/30/09)
After waiting, hoping and speculating for several weeks, area schools now know how much of the federal stimulus money will be coming to their school districts. The Arkansas Department of Education and Gov. Mike Beebe's office posted to a public Web site April 21 the amounts of money each Arkansas school district can expect to receive in each of four categories of the stimulus funding...
Playing at the Park (04/30/09)
The Salem City Park is always a great place to enjoy the spring weather. It's also a great place to meet new friends. Photo by Steven Looney
Swine Flu (04/30/09)
The Arkansas Department of Health (ADH) has issued an alert to physicians to be on the watch for A/HIN1 (swine Flu) virus in humans. While no cases have been identified in Arkansas as of Monday, 40 cases of swine flu had been confirmed April 26 in the U.S., according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta. ...
Housing authority awarded money (04/30/09)
Like many housing authorities in the U.S., the Salem Housing Authority (SHA) has been awarded money from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). According to Rhonda Weaver, the housing executive director and secretary, this could mean a cooler summer for SHA residents...
All the way to nationals (04/30/09)
It often happens, a high school student graduates and is quickly faced with a rude awakening as they enter the adult world. The Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) is a club that most area schools offer, and its goal is to prepare students so that the dose of reality they are hit with isn't so rude...
What to do with all that money? (04/30/09)
After waiting, hoping and speculating for several weeks, area schools now know how much of the federal stimulus money will be coming to their school districts. The Arkansas Department of Education and Gov. Mike Beebe's office posted to a public Web site April 21 the amounts of money each Arkansas school district can expect to receive in each of four categories of the stimulus funding...
Ozarka president search narrows (04/30/09)
It has been quite a process, but it takes time to find the right candidate to run a school. On April 30 the Ozarka College Board of Trustees will meet in special session at 9 a.m. to further discuss who will be chosen as the new Ozarka president. On March 30 the board met and narrowed the candidates from the initial interviews for the position down to six. ...
Daily earns CPS technician status (04/30/09)
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) offers a standardized training program designed to educate individuals who wish to become certified Child Passenger Safety (CPS) technicians. Boyd Dailey, chief of the Viola Fire Department, attended this four-day training in Jacksonville and obtained his certification as a CPS Technician. ...
New alert geared toward seniors (04/30/09)
A new program was announced by Gov. Mike Beebe on April 6 that will alert law enforcement and the public when an older person goes missing. Silver Alert, Arkansas' Missing Senior Adult Network, will work much like the state's Morgan Nick Amber Alert System. An Amber Alert informs the public when a child is abducted or reported to law enforcement as missing...
Offering students medical experience while still in school (04/30/09)
Students who are getting ready to graduate from high school need to have a competitive edge whether they are entering college or getting a job, especially in today's economy. Mammoth Spring High School has a class that can help students gain some experience in the medical field before going to college or working at a hospital or clinic...
Making that southern 'white lightin' (04/30/09)
Moonshine plays a huge part in the history of the Ozarks. "I have been somewhere where someone was making moonshine all of my life," a local resident said of growing up in the Ozarks. Since prohibition is long gone, moonshine is primarily made for personal consumption now, but in the old days it often was a way for many to put food on the table...
N-Sta-Smile causes reaction (04/30/09)
For most parents and guardians, the safety of their children is their primary concern. Parents are in control of the majority of things that enter their children's bodies with the exception of the time when they are in school. For this reason, the Highland School Board's recent decision to implement dental hygiene practices through the distribution of the N-Sta-Smile disposable pasted toothbrushes has raised concerns by numerous parents in the district...
N-Sta-Smile causes reaction (04/30/09)
Viola City Council discusses debris cleanup (04/30/09)
Viola City Council met in regular session April 23 at 6:30 p.m. During the meeting, the storm clean-up, water leaks, spring clean-up and ball park were all discussed. The council agreed that Saturday, May 9 will be the city's spring clean-up day. Anyone who wishes to have their unwanted items hauled off should place them near the street by 8 a.m. ...
MS announces graduation plans (04/30/09)
Mammoth Spring High School will hold its graduation May 15 at 8 p.m. in the multipurpose building. Megan Combs is the 2009 class valedictorian, and Ashley Greene in the class's salutatorian. Class colors are navy and silver, and the class flower is the rose. The senior class chose "Don't Blink" by Kenny Chesney as their class song...
Can You Feel The Heat! (04/30/09)
Car show, tractor and truck pull -- see page 5A of The South Missourian News for photos from this event or visit the photo gallery at http://www.southmissouriannews.com/galle.... Photo by Steven Looney
Council approves ordinance (04/30/09)
The Thayer City Council held a meeting April 22 at 1 p.m. The council elected Alderman Bob Freeman as the planning and zoning alderman. Ordinance 10-20 was read on the second reading and approved. The ordinance was to approve rezoning part of Mammoth Street from residential to commercial. The address that is being rezoned is 201 Mammoth Street...
Gov. Jay Nixon directs public health officials to prepare state for possible bout with new strain of swine flu (04/30/09)
Gov. Jay Nixon announced Monday that Missouri health officials are taking significant steps to deal with a new strain of swine flu that has prompted federal officials to declare a nationwide health emergency. The Governor said that while no case of swine flu had been confirmed in Missouri, state health officials and the medical community have been on high alert since Friday because of the contagious nature of the new flu virus. ...
Learning how government works (04/30/09)
First graders at Mammoth Spring Elementary were learning about how government works and invited Mayor Jean Pace to talk with them April 17 about what it is like being mayor and what she does as mayor of Mammoth Spring. "We're talking about Arkansas in our class, in mine and the other intern's units, and we were talking about Arkansas government and talking about the local officials. ...
Blunt speaks at Lincoln Day event (04/30/09)
Congressman Roy Blunt was a guest at Alton's Lincoln Day event at the Community Worship Center April 18. Many area politicians, including Public Administrator Mike Crawford, Sen. Chuck Purgason, Judge Dale Evans, Heather Pue, a representative for JoAnne Emerson, and Rep. Mike Dethrow attended the meeting and spoke about adding strength to the Republican Party. Wendell Bailey acted as master of ceremonies for the event...
MS announces graduation plans (04/30/09)
Mammoth Spring High School will hold its graduation May 15 at 8 p.m. in the multipurpose building. Megan Combs is the 2009 class valedictorian, and Ashley Greene in the class's salutatorian. Class colors are navy and silver, and the class flower is the rose. The senior class chose "Don't Blink" by Kenny Chesney as their class song...
What to do with the old factory? (04/30/09)
What to do with an old factory building on the corner of 9th and Poplar Street in Thayer was discussed at the Thayer Development Company Board of Directors meeting April 20 at 7 p.m. in the Bank of Thayer board room. A layout of the building was passed around and discussed. The building has an estimated total useable area of about 45,597 square feet...
Offering students medical experience while still in school (04/30/09)
Students who are getting ready to graduate from high school need to have a competitive edge whether they are entering college or getting a job, especially in today's economy. Mammoth Spring High School has a class that can help students gain some experience in the medical field before going to college or working at a hospital or clinic...
New alert geared toward seniors (04/30/09)
A new program was announced by Gov. Mike Beebe on April 6 that will alert law enforcement and the public when an older person goes missing. Silver Alert, Arkansas' Missing Senior Adult Network, will work much like the state's Morgan Nick Amber Alert System. An Amber Alert informs the public when a child is abducted or reported to law enforcement as missing...
Fun and Friends providing meals (04/30/09)
Meals on Wheels is the type of volunteer program that no matter how old or young you are, you'll be able to find a good friend and have a fun time. "That's why it's called Fun and Friends Senior Center," Densel McGee, one of the route drivers said. In my continuation of the Meals on Wheels series, I went on route two, which is one of the shorter routes, with Densel and Don Thurman, also known as "Joker" because of his non-stop jokes...
Correction (04/30/09)
In last week's issue of The South Missourian News it was incorrectly published that the newly elected Thayer City Council went into closed session to discuss the rehiring of Janice Tolar, the city tax clerk. Tolar's position is an elected position. The council actually went into closed session to discuss reappointment of non-elected officials...
What to do with all that money? (04/30/09)
Money coming to area school districts
Making that southern 'white lightin' (04/30/09)
Moonshine plays a huge part in the history of the Ozarks. "I have been somewhere where someone was making moonshine all of my life," a local resident said of growing up in the Ozarks. Since prohibition is long gone, moonshine is primarily made for personal consumption now, but in the old days it often was a way for many to put food on the table...
Lady Rebs shuffle by Southside (04/30/09)
Highland rallies for regional win; head back to state tourney
Cavewomen hammer Flippin, Yellville and Brookland in tournament action (04/30/09)
The Cave City Cavewomen are 3A-1 East District Tournament champions after cruising to an 11-1 rout of Flippin in the finals April 17 in Harrison. Rachel Roebuck earned the win, giving up six hits while fanning four in the title game. Amelia Bray, Roebuck and Amie Willmuth each had three hits against Flippin...
Cavemen edged in district finals (04/30/09)
The Flippin Bobcats held off Cave City 4-3 in the 3A-1 East District Tournament championship game April 20 in Harrison. Cave City was down 4-2 in the seventh inning when Jeremy Johnson singled and then later scored on a triple by Jacob Odom, pulling the Cavemen within one run...
Lady Longhorns overcome long ball (04/30/09)
You could see the disappointment in her face. Hannah Wright had just smacked a ball down the right field line that was foul by mere inches. Had it been fair, she probably would have had a triple. But Wright shook it off and stepped back into the batter's box...
Mammoth Spring plays way back to state tourney (04/30/09)
With two runs in the bottom of the sixth inning, the Mammoth Spring Bears slipped past Calico Rock 3-2 in the opening round of the 1A Region 2 Tournament April 25 at Viola City Park. The victory gives the Bears a spot in the state baseball tournament for the first time in 13 years...
Lady Cougs district tourney champs (04/30/09)
Add another district tournament title to the Izard County Lady Cougars' resume. After winning the regular season championship, the Lady Cougars notched the 1A-2 East District Tournament title with a 6-2 win over Hillcrest April 21. And as usual, Sarah Taylor was dominant in the pitching circle for Izard County...
Norfork drops Izard County in regional round (04/30/09)
Norfork's Ethan Barnes struck out 15 and allowed just three hits, helping the Panthers to a 6-3 victory over the Izard County Cougars April 25 in the first round of the 1A Region 2 Tournament at Viola City Park. The Cougars grabbed the lead in the second inning when Uriah Mead came in to score on a single by Preston Harmon...
Salem stopped in district tourney finals (04/30/09)
The Midland Lady Mustangs pulled ahead early and then held off the Salem Lady Greyhounds for a 4-1 victory in the championship game of the 2-2A District Tournament April 21 at Salem. Midland picked up its first run of the evening on an RBI-single in the bottom of the first, giving the Lady Mustangs a 1-0 lead...
Melbourne knocks off Cedar Ridge (04/30/09)
A timely hit could not have come at any better time for the Melbourne Lady Bearkatz in the third place game of the 2-2A District Tournament at Salem April 21. And that timely hit came off of the bat of Maggie Cooper. Tied with Cedar Ridge at 2-all with two outs in the bottom of the sixth inning, Cooper came through with a double to center that scored two runs and propelled the Lady Katz to a 4-3 victory over the Lady T-Wolves...
Longhorns knock off Panthers ... again (04/30/09)
Looks like the Viola Longhorns still have the Norfork Panthers' number. Meeting for the third time on the season, this time in the championship game of the 1A-2 West District Tournament April 22 at Viola City Park, the Horns racked up their third straight win over the Panthers, 6-2, winning the district tournament title to go with Viola's regular season conference crown...
Mammoth Spring plays way back to state tourney (04/30/09)
With two runs in the bottom of the sixth inning, the Mammoth Spring Bears slipped past Calico Rock 3-2 in the opening round of the 1A Region 2 Tournament April 25 at Viola City Park. The victory gives the Bears a spot in the state baseball tournament for the first time in 13 years...
Ava tops Thayer on diamond (04/30/09)
A strong west-to-east wind called the Ava Bears swept across the baseball diamond at Thayer High School on the afternoon of April 20. The Bobcats' starting pitcher, Jacob Eckman, held the Bears to only three runs in their first at bat, but Thayer was not able to capitalize with base runners in the bottom of the first...
Grizzlies add two more to next year's recruiting class (04/30/09)
Missouri State University-West Plains Grizzly Head Basketball Coach Yancey Walker announced two more signings April 21 and one of the names will have a familiar ring to area college and NBA fans. Quinton Pippen, a 6-4 small forward from Hamburg High School in Hamburg, Ark., and nephew of former Chicago Bulls standout Scottie Pippen, has signed a national letter of intent to play basketball for the Grizzlies beginning next season...
Three new winners crowned at WPMS (04/30/09)
With a beautiful evening for racing, a good track and an impressive field April 25, the Best Western Grand Villa annual event produced three new winners for the season out of the five weekly classes at West Plains Motor Speedway. Shawn Walsh of Ash Flat made a return appearance on the IMCA Modified Victory Lane, but a hard-charging Scott Crigler of Alton gave him a real run for the money...
Sale barn a great place to spend time (04/30/09)
Back in my youth, there was a set of stock pens along the railroad tracks south of the ice plant at Thayer. The railroad held stock there for rest, feed and water on the way to market. Horse traders also sold and traded horses out of those pens. I remember my friend Jimmy's Grandpa Peck buying a mustang horse for Jimmy to ride at those pens...
James E. Schultz Sr. (04/30/09)
James E. Schultz Sr., 88, of Cherokee Village, Ark., died April 22 at his home. He was born June 8, 1920, at Moline, Ill., the son of Fred P. and Kathryn E. (Snyder) Schultz. He was U.S. Coast Guard veteran having served during World War II and was a retired machinist for Northrop Grumman in California...
Walter Cyril Ruuska (04/30/09)
Walter Cyril Ruuska, 91, of Cherokee Village, Ark., died April 21, 2009, a the Fulton County Hospital in Salem, Ark. He was born March 1, 1918, at Two Harbors, Minn., the son of Julius and Olga (Kemppainer) Ruuska. He was of the Lutheran faith. Survivors include: his wife, Pearl Ruuska of the home; a son, C. Gene Ruuska of Cherokee Village; a daughter, Linda Welsh of Ohio; a brother, Waino Ruuska of Eerie, Pa.; a sister, Vieno Borg of Grand Rapids, Minn.; five grandchildren, Kevin Ruuska of Alexandria, Va., Keri Flatten of Hartland Wis., Kyla Outlaw of Floral and Douglas Welsh and Daniel Welsh both of Ohio; and a host of other relatives and friends.. ...
Lolita Herstedt (04/30/09)
Lolita Herstedt, of Cherokee Village, Ark., daughter of the late Charles Hanssen and Clara Alfreda Bengston Hanssen, was born Sept. 14, 1917, in Moline, Ill. She died April 18, 2009, at Fulton County Hospital in Salem at the age of 91. During her working years, she was employed by McDonnell Douglas Areospace Manufacturing Company...
Betty Lea Traw Whited (04/30/09)
Betty Lea (Traw) Whited, 66, of Evening Shade, Ark., died April 25, 2009, at her home. She was born Nov. 8, 1942, the daughter of the late Robert Lee and Maggie Iola (Athey) Traw. She was married to Junior Glenn Whited on May 9 1959. She was a CNA, a homemaker and an active member of the Ash Flat Church of Christ...
Esther Louise McGuire (04/30/09)
Esther Louise McGuire, 98, of Poughkeepsie, Ark., died April 21, 2009, at her home. She was born Aug. 5, 1910, at Medicine Lodge, Kan., the daughter of the late George W. and Eula (Fife) Colborn. She was married to Burt Mcguire Aug. 29, 1933, at Medicine Lodge, Kan. ...
Norma Wiles (04/30/09)
Norma Wiles, 95, of Hardy, Ark., died April 23, 2009, at the Stone County Nursing Home in Mountain View, Ark. She was born May 9, 1913, at Ash Flat, Ark., the daughter of the late William Otto and Fannie Paralee Biggers. She was homemaker and a member of the First Baptist Church in Hardy...
Jerry Lee Crouch (04/30/09)
Jerry Lee Crouch, of Wiseman, Ark., son of the late Author Ernest Crouch and Mary Leona Moser Crouch was born May 20, 1939, in Wiseman. He died April 25, 2009, at the age of 69. Jerry was united in marriage to Connie G. Wallis on Nov. 13, 1959 in Ash Flat, Ark., and to this union two sons were born...
Herbert Henry Radtke (04/30/09)
Herbert Henry Radtke, 92, of Horseshoe Bend, Ark., son of the late Gustav Frederick and Amanda Marie (Stahlmann) Radtke, was born May 9, 1916, in Lombard, Ill. He died April 24, 2009, at the Fulton County Hospital in Salem, Ark. Herbert was united in marriage to Bernice Louise Frega in 1948, at Lombard, Ill. He spent his working years as a maintenance worker for the American Can Company. Herbert served his country in the US Army during WWII. He was of the Lutheran faith...
Mitchell  "Don" Saling (04/30/09)
Mitchell "Don" Saling, 64, of Mammoth Spring, Ark., died April 25, 2009, in Springfield, Mo. Don was a retired lineman for Ameron UE. He is survived by: his wife, Carolyn (Traughber) Saling; one step-son, Ronnie James of Sikeston, Mo.; sister, Jean Bryant of Morehouse, Mo.; and a brother, Bill Saling of Denver, Colo...
Mary Alice Strauser (04/30/09)
Mary Alice Strauser, 81, of Rowlett, Texas, died April 14, 2009, at her residence. She was born April 12, 1928, in River Mine, Mo., the daughter of the late John and Thelma Stewart Porter. She was a homemaker and a member of the Town East Baptist Church...
Clyde M. Smith (04/30/09)
Clyde M. Smith, 86, of Midland, Texas died April 22, 2009, at the Hospice Inpatient Unit at Midland Memorial Hospital. He was born April 6, 1923, in Lehigh, Okla. He married Mildred Wallis on May 23, 1947, in Borger, Texas. Clyde served in the U.S. Army during World War II as a tank driver in Africa and Italy. ...
Perry Len Trimble (04/30/09)
Perry Len Trimble, 62, of Interlachen, Fla., died April 21, 2009, at Haven Hospice Roberts Care Center following an extended illness. A native of West Plains, Mo., he moved to Interlachen 15 years ago coming from Missouri. He served in the U.S. Navy and was a Vietnam veteran. He was a technical writer for airline companies and a former employee of the Palatka Daily News and the Florida Times Union...
Junior Eugene Reeves (04/30/09)
Junior Eugene Reeves was born July 21, 1924, the son of the late William O. Reeves and Ida Catherine Fraze Reeves on July 21, 1924, in Kennett, Mo., and died April 22, 2009, at his home in Thayer, Mo., at the age of 84. He was united in marriage on Dec. 31, 1948, in St. Louis, Mo., to Josephine Grooms...
Lolita Herstedt (04/30/09)
Lolita Herstedt, of Cherokee Village, Ark., daughter of the late Charles Hanssen and Clara Alfreda Bengston Hanssen, was born Sept. 14, 1917, in Moline, Ill. She died April 18, 2009, at Fulton County Hospital in Salem at the age of 91. During her working years, she was employed by McDonnell Douglas Areospace Manufacturing Company...
Betty Lea Traw Whited (04/30/09)
Betty Lea (Traw) Whited, 66, of Evening Shade, Ark., died April 25, 2009, at her home. She was born Nov. 8, 1942, the daughter of the late Robert Lee and Maggie Iola (Athey) Traw. She was married to Junior Glenn Whited on May 9 1959. She was a CNA, a homemaker and an active member of the Ash Flat Church of Christ...
Jaycee Dawn Wallace (04/30/09)
Infant Jaycee Dawn Wallace, of Salem, Ark., is survived by: Amber Wallace and Clay Freeman of the home in Salem and David Williams of Salem; one brother, Daylon Williams of Salem; one sister, Kelsi Williams of Salem; grandparents, Nana Darlene McKenzie of Salem, Trish Kates of Springfield, Mo., and Paul and Diane Russom of Oxford; aunt and uncle, Cliff and Brittany Davidson of Salem; cousins, Kayla Wallace, Dakota Gestring and Erika Davidson; and many other relatives and friends...
Beatrice Marie Aldridge (04/30/09)
Beatrice Marie Aldridge, of Salem, Ark., daughter of the late James Henry Johnson and Ruth Spybuck Johnson, was born April 25, 1922, in Ottawa, Kan. She died April 22, 2009, at Gassville Nursing Center in Gassville, at the age of 86. She was united in marriage to Glenn Aldridge on Sept. 13, 1953, in Salem. She was a nurse, and the first nurse to be employed by Fulton County Hospital when it opened it's doors in 1963. She was a member of Henderson Baptist Church...
William Harold Jarrett (04/30/09)
William Harold Jarrett, 71, of Salem, Ark., formerly of Earle, Ark., died April 19, 2009, at the Fulton County Hospital in Salem. He was a retired electrician and plumber. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, and was of the Pentecostal faith. He is survived by: two daughters, Cynthia Kirk of Raymer, Tenn., and Mary Ellen Munoz of Tyronza, Ark.; two sons, David Jarrett of Harrisbug, Ark. ...
Walter Cyril Ruuska (04/30/09)
Walter Cyril Ruuska, 91, of Cherokee Village, Ark., died April 21, 2009, a the Fulton County Hospital in Salem, Ark. He was born March 1, 1918, at Two Harbors, Minn., the son of Julius and Olga (Kemppainer) Ruuska. He was of the Lutheran faith. Survivors include: his wife, Pearl Ruuska of the home; a son, C. Gene Ruuska of Cherokee Village; a daughter, Linda Welsh of Ohio; a brother, Waino Ruuska of Eerie, Pa.; a sister, Vieno Borg of Grand Rapids, Minn.; five grandchildren, Kevin Ruuska of Alexandria, Va., Keri Flatten of Hartland Wis., Kyla Outlaw of Floral and Douglas Welsh and Daniel Welsh both of Ohio; and a host of other relatives and friends.. ...
James E. Schultz Sr. (04/30/09)
James E. Schultz Sr., 88, of Cherokee Village, Ark., died April 22 at his home. He was born June 8, 1920, at Moline, Ill., the son of Fred P. and Kathryn E. (Snyder) Schultz. He was U.S. Coast Guard veteran having served during World War II and was a retired machinist for Northrop Grumman in California...
Norma Wiles (04/30/09)
Norma Wiles, 95, of Hardy, Ark., died April 23, 2009, at the Stone County Nursing Home in Mountain View, Ark. She was born May 9, 1913, at Ash Flat, Ark., the daughter of the late William Otto and Fannie Paralee Biggers. She was homemaker and a member of the First Baptist Church in Hardy...
Esther Louise McGuire (04/30/09)
Esther Louise McGuire, 98, of Poughkeepsie, Ark., died April 21, 2009, at her home. She was born Aug. 5, 1910, at Medicine Lodge, Kan., the daughter of the late George W. and Eula (Fife) Colborn. She was married to Burt Mcguire Aug. 29, 1933, at Medicine Lodge, Kan. ...
Herbert Lee Risner (04/30/09)
Herbert Lee Risner of Mammoth Spring, Ark., was born July 13, 1927, the son of the late Robert Lewis Risner and Mary Aline Hall Risner in Ravenden, Ark. He died April 18, 2009, in Mammoth Spring, Ark., at the age of 81. He was married Nov. 1, 1947 in Pocahontas, Ark. to Joyce Cotham...
Tammy Lynn Healy (04/30/09)
Tammy Lynn Healy, 44, of Memphis, Tenn., formerly of Mammoth Spring, Ark., was born June 21, 1964, in Memphis, Tenn., and died April 16, 2009, at her home. She is survived by: her mother, Kathryn Healy; one sister, Barbara Cooper and husband Peter; her maternal grandmother, Myrle Swope; three cousins, Brian Davis and wife Lee, Carla Davis Cash and husband, Patrick, all of Mammoth Spring, and Tina Ward and husband, Alan of Cordova, Tenn.; two aunts, Frances Davis of Mammoth Spring and Marilyn Hobbs of Memphis; numerous other relatives.. ...
Pauline E. Hufstedler (04/30/09)
Pauline E. Cerutti Hufstedler of Lee's Summit, Mo., was born July 29, 1922, at Thayer, Mo., the daughter of the late Paul E. and Grace Walden Cerutti. She died Dec. 26, 2008, at Lee's Summit, Mo. at the age of 86. She was married to Woodrow Hufstedler July 19, 1941 at Thayer, Mo...
James E. Schultz Sr. (04/30/09)
James E. Schultz Sr., 88, of Cherokee Village, Ark., died April 22 at his home. He was born June 8, 1920, at Moline, Ill., the son of Fred P. and Kathryn E. (Snyder) Schultz. He was U.S. Coast Guard veteran having served during World War II and was a retired machinist for Northrop Grumman in California...
Norma Wiles (04/30/09)
Norma Wiles, 95, of Hardy, Ark., died April 23, 2009, at the Stone County Nursing Home in Mountain View, Ark. She was born May 9, 1913, at Ash Flat, Ark., the daughter of the late William Otto and Fannie Paralee Biggers. She was homemaker and a member of the First Baptist Church in Hardy...
Esther Louise McGuire (04/30/09)
Esther Louise McGuire, 98, of Poughkeepsie, Ark., died April 21, 2009, at her home. She was born Aug. 5, 1910, at Medicine Lodge, Kan., the daughter of the late George W. and Eula (Fife) Colborn. She was married to Burt Mcguire Aug. 29, 1933, at Medicine Lodge, Kan. ...
Herbert Lee Risner (04/30/09)
Herbert Lee Risner of Mammoth Spring, Ark., was born July 13, 1927, the son of the late Robert Lewis Risner and Mary Aline Hall Risner in Ravenden, Ark. He died April 18, 2009, in Mammoth Spring, Ark., at the age of 81. He was married Nov. 1, 1947 in Pocahontas, Ark. to Joyce Cotham...
Tammy Lynn Healy (04/30/09)
Tammy Lynn Healy, 44, of Memphis, Tenn., formerly of Mammoth Spring, Ark., was born June 21, 1964, in Memphis, Tenn., and died April 16, 2009, at her home. She is survived by: her mother, Kathryn Healy; one sister, Barbara Cooper and husband Peter; her maternal grandmother, Myrle Swope; three cousins, Brian Davis and wife Lee, Carla Davis Cash and husband, Patrick, all of Mammoth Spring, and Tina Ward and husband, Alan of Cordova, Tenn.; two aunts, Frances Davis of Mammoth Spring and Marilyn Hobbs of Memphis; numerous other relatives.. ...
Pauline E. Hufstedler (04/30/09)
Pauline E. Cerutti Hufstedler of Lee's Summit, Mo., was born July 29, 1922, at Thayer, Mo., the daughter of the late Paul E. and Grace Walden Cerutti. She died Dec. 26, 2008, at Lee's Summit, Mo. at the age of 86. She was married to Woodrow Hufstedler July 19, 1941 at Thayer, Mo...
Walter Cyril Ruuska (04/30/09)
Walter Cyril Ruuska, 91, of Cherokee Village, Ark., died April 21, 2009, a the Fulton County Hospital in Salem, Ark. He was born March 1, 1918, at Two Harbors, Minn., the son of Julius and Olga (Kemppainer) Ruuska. He was of the Lutheran faith. Survivors include: his wife, Pearl Ruuska of the home; a son, C. Gene Ruuska of Cherokee Village; a daughter, Linda Welsh of Ohio; a brother, Waino Ruuska of Eerie, Pa.; a sister, Vieno Borg of Grand Rapids, Minn.; five grandchildren, Kevin Ruuska of Alexandria, Va., Keri Flatten of Hartland Wis., Kyla Outlaw of Floral and Douglas Welsh and Daniel Welsh both of Ohio; and a host of other relatives and friends.. ...
William Harold Jarrett (04/30/09)
William Harold Jarrett, 71, of Salem, Ark., formerly of Earle, Ark., died April 19, 2009, at the Fulton County Hospital in Salem. He was a retired electrician and plumber. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, and was of the Pentecostal faith. He is survived by: two daughters, Cynthia Kirk of Raymer, Tenn., and Mary Ellen Munoz of Tyronza, Ark.; two sons, David Jarrett of Harrisbug, Ark. ...
Beatrice Marie Aldridge (04/30/09)
Beatrice Marie Aldridge, of Salem, Ark., daughter of the late James Henry Johnson and Ruth Spybuck Johnson, was born April 25, 1922, in Ottawa, Kan. She died April 22, 2009, at Gassville Nursing Center in Gassville, at the age of 86. She was united in marriage to Glenn Aldridge on Sept. 13, 1953, in Salem. She was a nurse, and the first nurse to be employed by Fulton County Hospital when it opened it's doors in 1963. She was a member of Henderson Baptist Church...
Jaycee Dawn Wallace (04/30/09)
Infant Jaycee Dawn Wallace, of Salem, Ark., is survived by: Amber Wallace and Clay Freeman of the home in Salem and David Williams of Salem; one brother, Daylon Williams of Salem; one sister, Kelsi Williams of Salem; grandparents, Nana Darlene McKenzie of Salem, Trish Kates of Springfield, Mo., and Paul and Diane Russom of Oxford; aunt and uncle, Cliff and Brittany Davidson of Salem; cousins, Kayla Wallace, Dakota Gestring and Erika Davidson; and many other relatives and friends...
Betty Lea Traw Whited (04/30/09)
Betty Lea (Traw) Whited, 66, of Evening Shade, Ark., died April 25, 2009, at her home. She was born Nov. 8, 1942, the daughter of the late Robert Lee and Maggie Iola (Athey) Traw. She was married to Junior Glenn Whited on May 9 1959. She was a CNA, a homemaker and an active member of the Ash Flat Church of Christ...
Lolita Herstedt (04/30/09)
Lolita Herstedt, of Cherokee Village, Ark., daughter of the late Charles Hanssen and Clara Alfreda Bengston Hanssen, was born Sept. 14, 1917, in Moline, Ill. She died April 18, 2009, at Fulton County Hospital in Salem at the age of 91. During her working years, she was employed by McDonnell Douglas Areospace Manufacturing Company...
Junior Eugene Reeves (04/30/09)
Junior Eugene Reeves was born July 21, 1924, the son of the late William O. Reeves and Ida Catherine Fraze Reeves on July 21, 1924, in Kennett, Mo., and died April 22, 2009, at his home in Thayer, Mo., at the age of 84. He was united in marriage on Dec. 31, 1948, in St. Louis, Mo., to Josephine Grooms...
Perry Len Trimble (04/30/09)
Perry Len Trimble, 62, of Interlachen, Fla., died April 21, 2009, at Haven Hospice Roberts Care Center following an extended illness. A native of West Plains, Mo., he moved to Interlachen 15 years ago coming from Missouri. He served in the U.S. Navy and was a Vietnam veteran. He was a technical writer for airline companies and a former employee of the Palatka Daily News and the Florida Times Union...
Clyde M. Smith (04/30/09)
Clyde M. Smith, 86, of Midland, Texas died April 22, 2009, at the Hospice Inpatient Unit at Midland Memorial Hospital. He was born April 6, 1923, in Lehigh, Okla. He married Mildred Wallis on May 23, 1947, in Borger, Texas. Clyde served in the U.S. Army during World War II as a tank driver in Africa and Italy. ...
Herbert Henry Radtke (04/30/09)
Herbert Henry Radtke, 92, of Horseshoe Bend, Ark., son of the late Gustav Frederick and Amanda Marie (Stahlmann) Radtke, was born May 9, 1916, in Lombard, Ill. He died April 24, 2009, at the Fulton County Hospital in Salem, Ark. Herbert was united in marriage to Bernice Louise Frega in 1948, at Lombard, Ill. He spent his working years as a maintenance worker for the American Can Company. Herbert served his country in the US Army during WWII. He was of the Lutheran faith...
Jerry Lee Crouch (04/30/09)
Jerry Lee Crouch, of Wiseman, Ark., son of the late Author Ernest Crouch and Mary Leona Moser Crouch was born May 20, 1939, in Wiseman. He died April 25, 2009, at the age of 69. Jerry was united in marriage to Connie G. Wallis on Nov. 13, 1959 in Ash Flat, Ark., and to this union two sons were born...
Mitchell  "Don" Saling (04/30/09)
Mitchell "Don" Saling, 64, of Mammoth Spring, Ark., died April 25, 2009, in Springfield, Mo. Don was a retired lineman for Ameron UE. He is survived by: his wife, Carolyn (Traughber) Saling; one step-son, Ronnie James of Sikeston, Mo.; sister, Jean Bryant of Morehouse, Mo.; and a brother, Bill Saling of Denver, Colo...
Mary Alice Strauser (04/30/09)
Mary Alice Strauser, 81, of Rowlett, Texas, died April 14, 2009, at her residence. She was born April 12, 1928, in River Mine, Mo., the daughter of the late John and Thelma Stewart Porter. She was a homemaker and a member of the Town East Baptist Church...
Pheobie Kathrine Brown (04/30/09)
Kameron Brown of Viola would like to announce the birth of his new sister, Pheobie Kathrine Brown, born at Baxter County Hospital on April 14, 2009. She weighed 7 pounds, 5.3 ounces and was 19 inches long. Her parents are Jessica and Ronnie Brown of Viola...