Suspect Surrenders in Van Buren

A suspect accused of shooting two law enforcement officers in Carter County has surrendered. Troopers were assisting the Carter County Sheriff’s Office in serving an eviction notice to a male at a residence off of Highway M outside of Van Buren shortly before 10 am Friday when the shooting occurred. A total of four officers…

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Highway Patrolman, Sheriff’s Deputy Shot in Carter County

The Missouri State Highway Patrol says a trooper and a deputy sheriff have been hospitalized after being shot while serving an eviction notice in the Van Buren area. The shooting led to a standoff that’s still ongoing Friday afternoon. The shooting happened around 10 a.m. in Carter County. A patrol spokesman. Sgt. Clark Parrott, said the injuries are…

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Annapolis Man Drowns in Big Creek

An Annapolis man drowned in Big Creek Thursday afternoon while swimming in Big Creek. The incident occurred at 1:15 p.m. Joey P. Bales, 35, attempted to swim to an underground cave and did not resurface. He was pronounced dead 2:10 p.m. by an emergency room doctor.  

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Buddy Thurmond

Buddy Thurmond, of Belleview, MO, left his earthly home and walked through Heaven’s gates on Saturday, August 3, 2019 at the age of 38 years, 9 months, and 14 days. He was born October 20, 1980 to his loving parents Connie Jane Lawson and Darrell Glenn Thurmond, Sr. who survive. Also surviving Buddy are his…

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Cheer Fern Jackson

Cheree Fern Jackson of Ironton, MO passed away in Potosi, MO on August 1, 2019 at the age of 63 years, 10 months, 23 days. She was born September 9, 1955 in Glover, MO, a daughter of Vernon and Nancy “Fern” Sutton Jackson. Cheree attended Annapolis, MO grade school. She worked for many years for…

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Albert Raymond ‘Bud’ Thurman

Albert Raymond “Bud” Thurman of Ironton, MO passed away Thursday, August 1, 2019 at the age of 85 years, 8 moths, and 10 days. He was born November 22, 1933 in St. Louis, MO to the late Dennis and Rose Hamilton Thurman. On September 8, 1953 Bud was united in marriage to the love of…

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Jason Ray Lewis

Jason Ray Lewis, “The Rev Jaystone”, was born July 30, 1975 in Poplar Bluff, MO and died August 9, 2019. His parents were Donald Ray Lewis and Sheila Fay (Sutton) Lewis. He has a full brother, Justin Thomas Lewis, a half brother, Donald Ray Lewis, Jr. and a half sister Valerie (Lewis) Henkel; his life…

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EllaDee Beatrice Cookemboo West

EllaDee Beatrice Cookemboo West, 89, passed quietly at her home in Lowndes, MO Sunday August 11th. Dee was born June 29, 1930 on the Old Cookemboo Farm that is now part of Mingo. She was the daughter of James Cookemboo and Maudie Elizabeth Lasters Cookemboo. She married Elva Peck West in Pocahontas, Arkansas on June…

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R. H. Hodge

R. H. Hodge, 92, of Des Arc, MO, passed away Sunday, August 4, 2019, at his residence. He was born on January 13, 1927, in Remmel, AR, to parents George Ernest and Annie Mae (Miller) Hodge. R. H. was great at everything, especially at being a father, grandfather, great-grandfather, uncle, and friend. He grew up…

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Verlie Holden

Verlie Nadine Holden, 90, of Eureka, MO, formerly of Wayne County, MO, passed away, Sunday, August 11, 2019, at Marymount Manor, Eureka, MO. She was born February 12, 1929, in Wayne County, to parents Harvey and Maggie (Hill) Seals. Verlie was a wonderful, loving mother and grandmother. She married Claude Holden on June 28, 1946,…

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