Patient Steals Ambulance, Leads Police on Pursuit

September 25, 2017 | Latest News
by Sam Clanton HOLLISTER, Mo. – A medical patient being treated by TCAD Paramedics steals an ambulance and leads law enforcement on a chase into Arkansas. According to a news release from TCAD, paramedics were called to a residence on Knox Avenue in Hollister around 10:45 this (Monday) morning to assist a male subject in his twenties. While paramedics were caring for the patient and getting information from Hollister Police, the man sudden
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Billie Ellen Griffin

September 25, 2017 | Latest News
Billie Ellen Griffin, age 85, of Neosho, Missouri, passed away Sunday, September 24, 2017 at her home. She was born August 19, 1932 in Crowley, Texas the daughter of T.W. and Lucy (Duncan) Creswell. On April 17, 1950 in Boise, Idaho she was united in marriage to Guy “Pete” Griffin, who survives. Also surviving are one son, David Griffin and his wife Carol of Washburn, Missouri; three daughters, Karen Kennedy and her husband Randy of Jay, Ok
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Fatal Crash on Hwy. 123 in Newton County, AR

September 25, 2017 | Latest News
by Sam Clanton MOUNT JUDEA, Ark. – A man from Pelsor, Arkansas is killed in a single-vehicle crash on State Highway 123 eight miles south of Mount Judea (Judy) in Newton County. State Police say 62-year-old Mark Einder was northbound at 10:47 a.m. on Sunday, when he lost control of his Suzuki while negotiating a left-hand curve, travelled off the east shoulder and struck a rock ditch line. Einder was pronounced dead at the scene. The body
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Manalida “Leeda” Oldham

September 25, 2017 | Latest News
Manalida “Leeda” Oldham, age 57, of Branson, Missouri, passed away Thursday, September 21, 2017. She came into this world February 12, 1960, the daughter of Calvin and Sepe Likiak in Kosrae, Micronesia. Her father preceded her in death. Arrangements and cremation are under the direction of Cremations of the Ozarks. Leeda enjoyed baking and eating pies and fish, traveling, and shopping. Her favorite color was purple and she enjoyed sharing too
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Edith G. Eriksen

September 25, 2017 | Latest News
Edith G. Eriksen, age 99, of Shell Knob, Missouri, passed away Tuesday, September 19, 2017 at Cassville Health Care and Rehabilitation Center. She was born January 25, 1918 in Chicago, Illinois the daughter of Albert E. and Irene (Polan) Gustafson. On November 23, 1939 in Chicago she was united in marriage to Chester “Chet” Eriksen, who preceded her in death on October 25, 2006. Also preceding her in death were her parents and one sister. S
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John A. Enke

September 25, 2017 | Latest News
John A. Enke, 84, of Forsyth died Friday, September 22, 2017 in Mercy Hospital, Springfield. Services will be private. John Austin Enke was born Wednesday, June 28, 1933 in Mt. Vernon, MO to John and Bessie (Hunt) Enke. He attended school near Mt. Vernon. He moved to Flint, MI and worked in a gas station that his brother owned. He then enlisted in the U.S. Army and served in Korea during the Korean War. After his military service, he moved to
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Rebecca “Becky” Ranard

September 25, 2017 | Latest News
Rebecca “Becky” Ranard, 54, of Kissee Mills died Sunday, September 10, 2017 at her residence. Visitation was from 9:30 to 10:00 AM Thursday, September 14 in the Central Taney County Fire Station #5 in Kissee Mills. The funeral was at 10:00 AM in the Central Fire Station with burial in was in the Sherrod Cemetery in Brown Branch. Becky was born Friday, May 31, 1963 in Des Moines, IA to William “Sarge” and Mary Ranard. She traveled with he
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Carol R. Judah

September 25, 2017 | Latest News
Graveside services for Carol R. Judah, 86, Branson will be held Tuesday, Sept. 26, 11 AM in the Ozarks Memorial Pak Cemetery, Branson. Pastor Chuck Puckett will officiate. Mrs. Judah passed away Friday Sept. 22, 2017 at Shepherd of the Hills Living Center, Branson. Services are under the direction of Snapp-Bearden Funeral Home and Crematory, Branson. Carol Ruth Judah was born Dec. 29, 1930 in Muskegon, Mich. She was the daughter of Carl and R
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Dal Leon Burton, Sr.

September 25, 2017 | Latest News
Dal Leon Burton, Sr. was born on June 12, 1925 in Shelbyville, Indiana. He was the son of Russell and Bernice (Niebert) Burton. Dal served two terms in the United States Army Air Corp during World War II as a navigator and pilot. He served his country again in the United States Airforce during the Korean War also as a pilot. Dal married his loving wife Maxine on June 30, 1945 in Salinas, California. He worked for General Motors in Indiana as a
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Lahunta June Bateman

September 25, 2017 | Latest News
Lahunta June Bateman, age 83, of Verona, Missouri, formerly of Wheaton, Missouri passed away Thursday, September 21, 2017 at Mercy Hospital in Aurora, Missouri. She was born November 12, 1933 the daughter of Clarence and Cora (Preddy) Saunders. She was united in marriage to J.D. Bateman, who preceded her in death. Also preceding her in death were her parents; one daughter, Patti; one son, Jim; three brothers and one sister. Surviving are three
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